AC in LA! "Conquering Cold Reading" On-Camera with JORDAN BASS, Casting Director - Pilot Season Prep

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 7:00pm

Price: $39.00

Learn to book TV shows during Pilot Season in LOS ANGELES with this special one-night only class taught by Jordan Bass, LA Casting Director.

Jordan has cast the Starz drama "SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND", CW Seed's "BEERFEST", Nickelodeon's "DANCE ON SUNSET" and "BIG TIME RUSH" and much more (see bio below).

This class is held at:
Space Station Casting Studios

in "Studio #6"
950 N Cahuenga Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90038.

Each year, major American broadcast television networks like ABC, CBS, The CW, FOX, NBC, etc. – cast for their new TV shows, also known as "pilots".  Train with Jordan and focus on cold reading while learning about the busiest season for casting.

Students will be recorded ON-CAMERA and video clips will be made available after class. Actors are encouraged to playback each clip, consider the instructors feedback and evaluate your progress. Clips can be accessed online through your profile at and will be posted one-week following the class date.




Group Q&A with Class Materials/Cold Sides Provided On-The-Spot By The Instructor for Scene Work

Students will learn:

  • Opening: Short bio and introduction of instructor
  • Question & Answer Session: Students are encouraged to ask any relevant questions about auditioning, self-taping, demo reels, headshots, or the ‘business’ in general. *Note: all answers reflect instructors specific opinions.
  • Cold-Reading: Instructor will provide each student with a unique scene tailored to his/her ‘type’. Students will be given approximately 15 minutes to prepare the assigned scene. Each student will work one-on-one, reading the scene with teacher, and receive specific and constructive feedback. In a classroom setting, other students will watch the feedback and redirection in order to maximize the learning environment – students can learn just as much watching others work as they can from working themselves.
  • Closing: Scenes are to be returned to the instructor. No headshots, resumes or promotional materials will be given to the instructor.

Jordan will provide feedback and/or re-directs whenever possible. He will not be taking the headshots, but actors should still bring them so he can provide feedback and comments on both pictures and resumes.

Jordan Bass

JORDAN BASS, LA CASTING DIRECTOR, BASS CASTING | Bass Casting is a bi-coastal casting & production company -- is the brother-sister team of Lauren & Jordan who specialize in curating strong ensemble casts in film, television, & new media projects.

Upcoming features include WIND RIVER starring Jeremy Renner & Elizabeth Olsen, IZZY GETS THE F&^% ACROSS TOWN starring Mackenzie Davis, Carrie Coon, LaKeith Stanfield & Alia Shawkat, ALL THE GOOD ONES GET AWAY starring Claire Forlani, Titus Welliver & Jake Abel, Other film credits include New Line's ANNABELLE, Blumhouse's MARTYRS directed by the Goetz Bros, HBO/Project Greenlight's THE LEISURE CLASS directed by Jason Mann, HARD SELL starring Kristen Chenoweth & Skyler Gisondo, MINE starring Armie Hammer and Annabelle Wallis, Chris Sparling's THE ATTICUS INSTITUTE, LOUDER THAN BOMBS directed by Joachim Trier (LA casting), THE LAST EXORCISM produced by Eli Roth SUMMER OF 8 starring Shelley Hennig, Bailey Noble, Carter Jenkins & Matt Shively, HOUSE CAT starring Rhys Wakefield & Danielle Campbell, CUT TO THE CHASE starring Lance Henriksen & Lyndie Greenwood.and the Slamdance hit WEATHER GIRL.

Television credits include Ed Burns' TNT series "PUBLIC MORALS" (LA casting/pilot), the Starz drama "SPARTACUS: BLOOD & SAND", CW Seed's "BEERFEST", YouTube Red's "HYPERLINKED", Nickelodeon's “DANCE ON SUNSET” and “BIG TIME RUSH”, DirectTV's "SUIT UP", HDNet's "SVETLANA", Vin Diesel's "THE ROPES", and Vuguru's "THE TEMP AGENCY".  




*Scenes will be recorded on-camera and will be made available to you within a week via your profile in the "My Videos" tab. Please note: from time to time technical issues do occur. As a result video clips from class are a courtesy, not a guarantee.*


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made with 1 weeks advance notice before the program start date for a full Actors Connection credit to be issued as space is limited. Cancellations made less than 1 week before the start date will not be credited. There are no refunds.

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Wednesday, March 6, 20197:00 pm

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 or casting director.