Hal Masonberg’s Commercial Acting Workshops

Hal Masonberg’s Commercial Acting Workshops

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13425 Ventura Blvd., 2nd Floor, Sherman Oaks, CA. 91423

(323) 401-1972

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I will take you behind the scenes of the entire casting process –from slating to booking– and make sure you know how to successfully navigate the auditioning world as a professional, working actor.

Even more important, I will help you find that unique part of yourself –that priceless component that makes you stand out from all the other good actors vying for the same role. What is it you bring to the table that no one else can or does? It’s my job to help you discover these strengths and turn them into your greatest assets so you’re not seen as “just another auditioning actor.”

Gain an in-depth understanding of what takes place at commercial casting auditions. From casting directors, session runners, and camera operators to directors, producers, ad agencies and clients. You will leave these Workshops with a well-rounded grasp of the inner-workings of the audition process that will free you from second-guessing and self-doubt and allow you to do your best work.

All Workshops are kept small (6 students only) and take place at On Your Mark Studios, one of the industry’s most respected Professional Casting Studios, host daily to both Commercial and Theatrical auditions.

And finally, all classwork will be instantly available for you to review and study online in the privacy of your home! Including my instruction!

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Overall Rating: 5 / 5 based on 10  reviews

Hal Masonberg’s Commercial Acting Workshops
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5

Really great class! I learned a lot and enjoyed it

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5

As an actor just coming back to the business, after several decades of being away, I really felt in need of some serous help. I found that help in a transformational on-camera acting coach: Hal Masonberg. Hal had the experience, temperament, and knowledge to work with me and deliver instant insights that I knew would help me immediately on my next audition. In fact, my brand-new agent was delighted when I informed her that I was taking a five-week workshop with Hal.

Hal is a caring guy who cares about what he does and cares about the people he coaches. He's honest and dogged in his approach to getting the very best from you on camera. I'd heartily recommend Hal's workshop to any actor, whether beginner or veteran. He has a great reservoir of experience as a casting director, as well as a seasoned and very reasoned touch to untangling problems that might come between you and your best performances. I know as I go forward, having taken the workshop wth Hal will help me book jobs! You can't go wrong with putting your trust in Hal. He won’t let you down.

Best of luck to my fellow actors out there fighting the good fight!

Richard D. Scelfo

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5

I started auditioning in 2012; I needed a workshop that would get me ready for the process. I took several of Hal's workshops. You are given individualized attention during each class so that it feels like one-on-one coaching. Hal knows what he is doing and you WILL see the results when you audition and start booking those parts! Hal has a special way of instilling confidence; he is an excellent teacher and a wonderful person. You will never feel intimidated. He has a way of getting you to give your best performance. The atmosphere in the workshops is one of support; Hal's students have a track record of success. Since taking Hal's various workshops I can personally attest that I have been booking roles for television, film, commercials and live theater. Hal is the best and I thank him! You can see my five star rating for his workshops, but I am actually giving him ten!

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5

I'm just getting back into the industry after a long hiatus, so I thought it would be a good idea to brush up on my commercial skills. Hal's class was fantastic! He offered tools and an approach to auditioning that was so insightful and so different then anything I had learned before. This class is a must for new actors and veterans alike!

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5

I loved this class. Hal took all the guess work and nerves out of auditioning . Not only is he kind and supportive but he knows what he is doing . I highly recommend this class

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5

Highly recommend it. Learned a lot. small class size which is nice, not a million people all at once. I have used him for coaching before big commercials and helped a lot! I will be back for more classes. well worth the money. If you are just starting you need to take the intro coarse. I wish I had. I started doing auditions first! Big mistake. You will look like a seasoned vet after you at least take the intro class so you know what the casting director is talking about when he ask you questions and gives direction.

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5

I am so happy that I chose Hal Masonberg's Commercial Acting Workshop. I learned so much more than I thought I would. The class was small which meant there was time to focus on all of us as individuals both in front of the camera and also while just chit-chatting. I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest and wants to know more about the business and also work on acting techniques. Hal often kept class going even after it was over to make sure everyone got a chance to perform which was very considerate. I would take this 10 times over if I could!

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5

Hal is such an incredible teacher! He's funny, down-to-earth, and above all, extremely supportive. He tailors his approach when working with each student in order to ensure everyone is getting the most from the experience. I'd never done commercial acting before, but after Hal's workshop I feel much more confident about my ability to perform in such a specific environment. He supplies you with easily accessible tools with which to break down an audition. Even if you're not interested in commercial acting, I highly recommend studying with Hal- his approach to acting is applicable to every medium. I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered his studio!

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5

Hal is definitely a gem! Before taking this class, I completed a good deal of research. I study my craft a lot and I take many classes, but I've been struggling in the commercial auditioning process. My goal was to attain more skills for my actor's arsenal, understand what it is casting is looking for in the audition and become more confident in the commercial auditioning process. I am satisfied to say that what this class offered me was beyond my expectations.

From the first day, my notebook was filling with new knowledge. This approach to commercial auditioning has completely and positively altered my perspective on the auditioning process and I feel much more confident in it. The tools Hal provides are simple but thorough and really provide a concrete direction for attacking the material. These tools are also applicable for non-commercial material as well! Watching ourselves on the playback made for great discussion and discoveries. Hal is funny, entertaining, genuine, and passionate! He keeps his classes very small and he provides patient and dedicated attention to each class member. Hal was extremely good at adapting his approach so that it was most receptive to each unique person. He also wasn't afraid to push us to get the most out of us. One of the biggest joys I received from this experience, was Hal's powerful encouragement to actors. I would definitely consider him a fan of actors and he instills and reinforces a sense of pride in what we do. It may sound cheesy, but I was affected immensely. And now I can't help but to never look at commercials the same way again. I highly recommend this class and it's very reasonably priced. I am looking forward to attending the next level of classes.

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5

Walking into class the first day, I was very nervous and not quite sure what I got myself into. Taking acting classes can be very intimidating sometimes. However, as soon as Hal showed up, he created an environment where I immediately felt safe. The class was smaller, which meant that you really got the opportunity to grasp the concepts and more time to work. Working with Hal, you really get to see his heart for working with actors. He cares about your success and really connecting with you on a personal level. Highly recommended! Will definitely take a class with him again.

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