NEW! 5 Week ADVANCED On-Camera Commercial Class
with Rebecca Yarsin, CD, House Casting and David McDermott, Commercial AgentStarts Thursday, May 30th at 7pm
Make the most out of every commercial audition with this top commercial duo who will teach you how to make bold commercial choices and improve your "show" business savy! Click here for additional info
Saturday, July 28, 2012
NEW! TV HOSTING WEEKEND CONNECTION! with Patricia Stark, TV Host/Media Coach, Todd Miller, Senior Director of Development and Casting, Animal Planet PLUS 4 Top NYC Hosting Agents, Casting Directors & an Award Winning Development Executive
Other upcoming events with this guest:
Monday, June 17, 2013 · TELEPROMPTER INTENSIVE with Patricia Stark, TV Host/Media Trainer, Patricia Stark Communications
Do You Want to be a TV Host? Do You Have an Idea for a Great New Show?
Our NEW TV Hosting Connection Weekend Intensive is the best way to gain on-camera hosting & communication skills that merge solid traditional on-air training with today's cutting edge hosting skills and connect with the movers & shakers in the Hosting & Programming world.
You'll have TWO full days to polish your hosting skills, think on your feet, learn how to work with bullet points, Teleprompter, how to bring out your point of view, and put your personal stamp on your communication & story telling skills. You also learn how to improve your audition skills to book TV hosting jobs. You'll come up with your own show or segment concept and our training will help prepare you to bring it to life on Sunday in front of some of NY's top Hosting Agents, Casting Directors and a Producer/ Content Developer who helps create and pitch shows to networks.
Taught by the best-of-the-best from the East Coast TV Hosting Industry, Patricia Stark and Todd Miller will mentor you with their extensive knowledge and unique coaching styles. They will focus on the essentials of hosting such as how to nail the audition, branding yourself, improving your read, how to create and polish your demo reel, mastering the teleprompter/ear prompter and how to get the representation that best suits you!
There will also be live field exercises, improv interviews, copy exercises and audition simulations. This exclusive on-camera workshop offers a unique experience for hosts to network with other hosts, perfect their craft in a positive, supportive environment and be seen and coached by an actual casting director-Todd Miller, and a media coach & established host who has worked on over 25 different television shows-Patricia Stark.
The weekend will finish with a final showcase to FOUR Top NY Hosting Agents, Casting Directors and the Producer/Content Developer. The format will begin with Q & A where you'll have YOUR chance to ask specific questions all about the TV hosting/broadcast industry. After the Q & A, you will showcase your work ON CAMERA in front of the panel.
Scheduled guests include:
Jamie Carroll, Casting Director, HGTV
Steven DeVall, Host/Programming Agent, N.S. Bienstock, Inc.
Seth Mayeri, Host/Broadcasting Agent, Evolution Media Talent LLC
Traci Wilkes, Host/Broadcasting Agent, Willinger Talent Agency, Inc. FIRST TIME GUEST!
Stefanie Ziev, Senior Vice President of Development, Big Fish Entertainment
Advice and feedback will be brilliant and will immediately affect your audition results!
Plus you'll walk away with your digital takes from the showcase that will be emailed to you.
***Your final work will be recorded as a digital file. Within one week after this intensive, you will receive an email with the file to watch and view your work.***
Patricia Stark brings her extensive experience hosting and anchoring over 25 different television shows to her Media Training and Public Speaking coaching. A communications expert, her New York based training company specializes in media, public speaking, & both on-air & business interview skills. Specializing in clients that include on-air guest experts, Television Hosts, News Anchors, Performers, CEO's Financial Experts, Authors, Medical Professionals, Sales Executives and many of the 80% of American's who fear public speaking. Patricia also just spent weeks coaching a team of hosts from TLC to successfully master their live coverage of the Royal Wedding.
With over 20 years of first hand experience Patricia is one of the only media trainers in the country who has worked in front of the camera in every form of media including: Broadcast & Cable Television, Public Broadcasting, Dramatic Television, Educational Reality Television, Live News, over 2000 Fortune 500 Corporate Training Videos, Television Commercials, Web, Radio, Ground and Satellite Media Tours, Direct Response, On-Location, and In Studio & Live Call-in programming. Patricia is certified in Eclectic Cognitive Behavior Therapy to further help clients overcome the fear of public speaking and address performance anxieties.
Patricia's on-air experience includes Anchoring the 10pm news in Connecticut, 10 years as Host of "Education Showcase" an award winning education news program sponsored by CNBC & Discovery Communications, Food Network Segment Host of "Food Bites", Host of The Better Business News Journal" on Sinclair Broadcasting, Anchor of MDTV for 12 years, Host of "Paycheck Showdown" a career reality show on TLC where she helped participants build their case for a raise at work, Anchor of "New Jersey Works" on NJN a career development news program for 2 years, Host of The Movie Loft" for 10 years, and national commercials for Olay, American On-Line, Sci Fi Network, and a recurring role as reporter & talk show host Dawn Condor on "Law & Order Criminal Intent. She has appeared as a guest expert on "Ten Years Younger" on TLC, "Movie and a Makeover" on TBS, Strategy Room on Fox News Web, and dozens of network morning shows across the U.S. including "Good Morning Texas", "The Daily Buzz", & "ABC's View From the Bay."
"When I need a media coach in NY, Patricia Stark is my first call. She is incredibly detail oriented with a wonderful ability to identify and correct problems big and small. She's coached my established hosts as well as more developmental talent in studio and on location. I've been very happy with the results and look forward to our next big project." -Andrew Strauser, TLC - Senior Director, Talent Development & Casting.
Todd Miller has been working in various aspects of the entertainment industry for over 20 years and has been with Discovery Communications for the past 14 years. Todd moved to NYC to focus solely on the casting needs for the Discovery Networks (Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Destination America, Investigation Discovery etc.) Todd is currently focusing on the casting and developmental needs of Animal Planet. He always on the lookout for talent - All Types - All Ethnicities (primarily 30's and 40's).
"Loved the class and there are so many great inside tips and tricks! I love Patricia and Risa!"
"An insightful look into the ever-changing world of hosting. Some excellent tips for getting work, what to do sharpen skills and how to stay viable. Patricia is very adept at teaching and at sharing the tricks of the trade."
"Patricia is marvelous! It was an excellent intensive with great information delivered in a quick, positive environment."
"Thank you so much Patricia! This was huge-I couldn't have asked for a better two day event!!"
"The most constructive and encouraging feedback ever! Patricia is a great teacher!"
"This event was amazing! Not only do you get a ton of on-camera experience, but there are also great tips on how to actually get a job!"
"It was well worth the money! Lots of on-camera time plus a seasoned professional was teaching the class!"
"Patricia and Risa are great! They are both supportive with lots of good information and give constructive feedback!
"I loved Patricia's TV Hosting Weekend and am really enjoying the seminars I have been attending. I'm learning a lot and making some solid headway in my career. All of your staff is so helpful as well - an all around great experience!"
"Hope all is well! I just wanted to thank you for all your help during the Hosting Weekend in June. That was basically my first real step into the hosting industry. I thought I would write a quick note to let you know how things have been going. Since the class ended, I got formal headshots done, put together a reel with Adrienne (who I met in the class), created a website, and booked three jobs with the Doctors Channel (a website for medical education). I'm also following up with Seth, Steven, and Risa from the class about other opportunities. I've read the packet you gave us several times.
Thanks so much for all the pointers you gave me during the class itself and for all the resources you gave us in the packet!"
"Just wanted to say your workshop this past weekend was so invigorating & educational. You have given me additional insight into the Industry and helped me sharpen some already existing skills while acquiring some new tools to work with in front of the camera. Loved it - you rock!"
"It was a great pleasure to be able to participate in your class this weekend. I can not thank you enough for the valuable feedback and guidance that I received from you. You are an amazing instructor and the knowledge that I gained from your class is something that I will build upon as I strive towards my career goals. I am very interested in taking another class with you in the future and I would recommend your class to anyone who is looking to break into the industry."
"I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all of the information and email correspondence that you provided me during the time I was inquiring about purchasing your class as a gift for my friend Carolina. According to Carolina, your class was amazing and so insightful. She told me that it was the best gift anyone could have gotten her for her career. She wouldn't stop raving about how awesome you and the entire class was. I think your class inspired her and has motivated her 100% to pursue her passion to become a TV Host. I believe in her and think she is so talented and your class has really pointed her in the right direction. So I just I want to personally thank you once again for all of your help."
"Thank you for your generosity and support of involvement in the TV Hosting Weekend Connection! I had a wonderful time working with Patricia, Risa, the panel, and the other students in the workshop. I felt so comfortable working with Patricia in the sense that I could let go of any insecurities and just be the best possible "me" - she really inspired me to access that freedom and take ownership of who I am, what I represent, and of each script I deliver! I'm so grateful I was able to participate in the weekend and I would love to take more classes with Patricia."
Saturday, July 28, 2012 10:00 am
Sunday, July 29, 2012 10:00 am
The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent.