ADVANCED HOSTING AUDITION INTENSIVE with Sean DeSimone, Casting Director, Sean DeSimone Casting

Saturday, January 26, 2019, 2:00pm

Price: $129.00

We're thrilled to have Sean DeSimone in today working with our hosts on what it takes to book jobs in TV hosting as well as the home shopping channels.

An expert in Host and Brand Spokesperson casting, he works closely with QVC as well as numerous lifestyle, fashion, home, cook, fitness and beauty brands.

For the past 12 years, Sean has successfully developed and cast countless sizzles, pilots and series for such networks as Oxygen, Bravo, WE, AMC, E!, ABC Family, Spike, PBS, Nickelodeon, CMT, A&E, Sundance, Nat Geo, DIY, HGTV, TLC, Tru TV, Animal Planet, Fuse, Food Network and Discovery Networks.

In today's intensive, he'll cover auditioning by using host copy from some of his recent projects and give you specific feedback on your performance. Sean will review what needs to be improved, as well as the positive traits that would help you fit into this exciting market.

Plus, Sean will share with you tons of tips and inside industry information!

Limited to 14 actors.

For this event, a variety of Sean's copy is available when you register via a link on your Actors Connection account. Please pick one piece of TV Host copy to work on in this intensive with Sean.

Sean De Simone earned his Bachelors Degree in Communications from The Pennsylvania University. Sean started his carrier working as a set PA as well as assisting in film development and distribution, but soon discovered that his true passion was working with talent and casting. Sean's big break in casting came while working as the assistant to the Casting Director who discovered the Fab 5 for Bravo's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy".

Sean De Simone Casting is hands-on in every step of the casting process from development through outreach and casting up to network pitches. Sean's keen instincts for what works and his knack for thinking outside of the box has a proven track record with his steady clients.

Sean has helped countless actors, specialized experts, and business owners turn their passion into entertaining and hosting on television, on the web and in infomercials. As a coach and instructor, Sean develops talent at their own pace, crafting technique, and developing On Camera presence. His expertise is in Lifestyle Hosting as well as Hosting in the Home shopping space.

***Your work will be recorded on-camera. As a courtesy, your video clips will be made available to you within a week. An email notification will be sent when the clips are available to view and download from your Actors Connection account. Please note: from time to time technical issues do occur, as a result video clips are a courtesy, not a guarantee.***

Sean DeSimone

“As a young kid, I was fascinated with Television and even more mesmerized with the credits.   The one credit that intrigued me the most was Casting Director. I would close my eyes and listen to the opening themes of sitcoms while shouting out loud the names of the actors in the exact order they appeared on screen. I always wanted to work behind the scenes in the entertainment industry and early on realized that the craft of casting was for me.”

After graduating with a degree in Communications from the Pennsylvania State University, Sean took the leap and a U-Haul up the I-95 from his hometown of Philadelphia to New York City where he began his career in the entertainment industry gigging around town as well producing, directing and distributing short films and documentaries.

In 2002, Sean moved into casting as an assistant during the initial boom of reality television and soon quickly earned his stripes working on numerous non-scripted, formatted and lifestyle shows for many of the major cable networks.  In 2007, Sean launched Sean De Simone Casting working on sizzles, series and pilots for networks including A&E, Bravo, Discovery, E!, Food Network, HGTV, Lifetime, MTV, Nat Geo, Oxygen, Spike, Tru , TLC, and WE as well as various production companies in the US and the UK.

Sean is an expert in TV Host and Brand Spokesperson casting, having worked extensively with QVC as well as numerous other beauty, fashion, home, cook, and fitness brands.


Saturday, January 26, 20192:00 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.