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Saturday, April 22, 2017
TV HOST / TV EXPERT WEEKEND CONNECTION! with Patricia Stark, TV Host/Media Trainer, Patricia Stark Communications, Jamie Carroll, CD, Jamie Carroll Casting (HGTV) PLUS Showcase to 5 TV Hosting Agents/CDs
10:00 am - TWO DAY SPECIAL EVENT!
Saturday, April 22nd 10am - 4pm
Sunday, April 23rd - 10am - 5pm
Do You Want to be a TV Host, Broadcaster, or Guest On-Air Expert? Do You Have an Idea for a Great New Show or Segment?
The TV Host / TV Expert 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 broadcast and digital hosting skills and connect with the movers & shakers in the Hosting, Broadcasting & Programming world.
This exclusive on-camera workshop offers a unique experience for aspiring hosts and TV experts to network with others, perfect their craft in a positive, supportive environment and be coached by sought after media trainer, certified body language trainer & established broadcaster Patricia Stark who has anchored & hosted over 25 different national & international television shows and appears regularly as a TV guest expert. Joined by TV Host Casting Director-Jamie Carroll on day two of the training event, Jaime has cast hosts & experts for Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Nat Geo, AOL and the Travel Channel
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 and/or establish yourself as a guest on-air expert. You'll come up with your own show or segment concept and we'll help you prepare 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 Jamie Carroll will mentor you with their extensive knowledge and unique coaching styles. They will focus on the essentials of hosting, connecting with your viewer, tapping into your unique point of view, & finding your dynamic presence in front of the camera.
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-Jamie Carroll and a media coach & established host who has worked on over 25 different television shows & served as a guest expert on national networks-Patricia Stark.
The weekend will culminate with a showcase to FIVE Top NY Hosting Agents, Casting Directors, Producer/Content Developer and a celebrity media personality. .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:
Peggy Ellis - Showrunner Productions is a multiple Emmy-nominated TV producer, co-producer of the new Wonderama with host David Osmond (nephew of Donny & Marie), two musical talent TV competitions – working with hosts such as FOX5 NY's news icon, Ernie Anastos and Boston's famed radio host, Billy Costa.
Gerette Allegra Samiian,Production, Branding and Development, Lolakam Entertainment and Branding Inc. - projects/networks include Bravo, Nat Geo, Animal Planet, Sony Pictures Television, Judge Hatchett, Ricki Lake Show, Access Hollywood, The Dick Cavett Show, Walt Disney, CBS, E!, BET, ESPN, TNN, Barbara Walters Special, GMA
Seth Mayeri, TV Host/Broadcast Agent, Evolution Media Talent
Jenevieve Brewer, Talent Manager, Jenevieve Brewer Talent Management
Jamie Carroll TV Host Casting Director-will also join the panel
Bahman Samiian -Consultant & Launch Director of People Entertainment Weekly Network, Rachael Ray, Al Jazeera, The Chew, Jerry Springer, Gayle King, Fox News Channel, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Next Food Network Star, Maury Povich, Power Lunch, Geraldo and more
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.
*** Scenes 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.***
Patricia Stark is a Media Trainer and Public Speaking Coach & CEO of Patricia Stark Communications Inc. Her clients include: OWN The Oprah Winfrey Network, Bill & Giuliana Rancic: "Ready for Love" NBC new series prep, BET's 106 & Park cast re-launch, Fuse TV/ Fuse News Team, Style Network, E! News, VH1, MTV, Logo/Viacom, Discovery /TLC Talent Development, Martha Stewart Omnimedia and hundreds of on-air guest experts with appearances on CNN, Fox, The Today Show, CBS This Morning, CNBC, Bloomberg, Nate Berkus, HGTV, Tyra Banks, A&E, PBS, & WebMD.
Patricia works closely with Talent Development Execs, Casting Execs, Talent Reps, PR, Publicists & Production companies to prepare on-air talent & on-air experts. Recent experience includes: Hired by Little Acorn/Nigel Lythgoe Productions to prep Alexa Ray Joel & Ashanti for on-camera Host auditions for the E! show "Opening Act", coached Author & Motivational Speaker Wes Moore to take over as new host of "Beyond Belief" on OWN, coached Mark Hoppus in advanced Teleprompter skills for "Hoppus on Music" series on Fuse, and regularly helps Producers transition to On-Air Talent for Fuse & Viacom/ Logo. Contracted by BET to coach the new hosting team of "106 & Park" over a 3 month period for re-launch of the show-hosting skills, co-host skills, teleprompter, interview skills, body language & point of view. Contracted by Fuse News to weekly train a 7 person news team for Launch of 2013 Fuse Daily News show, special programming and web programing, hosting skills, co-host skills, teleprompter, interview skills, body language & point of view.
She's worked with VH1 to coach Mob Wives Karen Gravano for her book launch media tour. Multi-host prep for TLC's live coverage of "The Royal Wedding", worked closely with Clinton Kelly for IFB training, "Say Yes to the Dress" Randy Fenoli & Monty Durham for all on-camera host prep. On-Site coach live Times Square coverage TLC's Royal Wedding. Prepped on-air guest experts for Martha Stewart Omnimedia for multiple Today Show appearances. Coached chefs for "Everyday Food" PBS.
Patricia is a seasoned Television Host & News Anchor with extensive experience as on-air talent for 25 different television shows in her career. She has worked with over 2000 corporations as moderator, trainer & spokesperson for corporate media productions both on-camera and on stage. Patricia serves as a guest expert for media appearances covering communication skills, making great first and lasting impressions, giving "best foot forward" tips for work & life, public speaking, image & confidence strategies.
"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.
After several years casting scripted film, theater and television, Jamie Carroll made the transition into Lifestyle Television. Jamie has worked with numerous leading Production Houses throughout New York, casting talent for major networks such as: Food Network, HGTV, MTV, Fine Living Network and Travel Channel, with an emphasis on Hosts and Experts. Jamie is currently working on projects for RAW Productions, AOL and VPEtalent and recently wrapped projects for BBC-A, casting host talent for an upcoming Lux Real Estate Series and a limited series for National Geographic.
Desiree Wiley SIGNED with Evolution Media Talent from meeting Seth Mayeri, TV Hosting/Broadcast Agent at our Fall TV Hosting/TV Expert Weekend Connection here at Actors Connection!
Kaitlin Monte SIGNED with Evolution Media Talent from meeting Seth Mayeri, Agent at our TV Hosting Weekend Connection! From working with Seth, Kaitlin has booked a variety of hosting and reporting jobs including being the new weekday morning traffic reporter for PIX Morning News!
"Thank you this wonderful hosting weekend! Patricia Stark, as you know is just amazing. Her insight, guidance and techniques are an invaluable resource in becoming a host, on-air personality and even just to become a more confident public speaker."
-Yvan D. Lemoine
"The TV Hosting Weekend Connection workshop with Patricia Stark was awesome!
I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop, the information was spot on and priceless.
I want to thank Patricia and the panel:Stephanie Ziev, Anthony Lucente, Scott Knowlton, Phil Cassese, Jamie Carroll, and Tony Burton for providing direction and insight in the Industry. Patricia Stark's class was so informative that I had to sign up for another one, the 5 Week workshop. Patricia gives you an abundance of information and the opportunity to fine tune your craft. I recommend Patricia Stark's training courses as a way to continually sharpen your tools."
"It was splendid, transformative event. I was a TV presenter in Jamaica but the tips took me to a higher level of skill. Patricia has a way of communicating that resonated with me and which works. I got really positive reviews from the casting directors. Thank you guys so much. It was money well spent!"
-Dr. Hume Johnson
"I just wanted to thank you for being such an amazing teacher and mentor this past weekend at Actors Connection. I will never forget this class!!!"
"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!"
"Patricia, I cannot express how thankful I am for all of your feedback and the time you took this weekend to help each of us out on our journey. You gave me SO much more confidence--I went into this weekend knowing that this is what I want to do, but also eagerly hoping to get an assessment on my skills thus far. You made me feel like all of my hard work up to this point is worth it, and even more importantly, you made me want to keep going. You are a SUPERIOR teacher and role model. Thanks you AGAIN!!"
"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, April 22, 2017 10:00 am
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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.