Self-Tape Workshop w/ Randy Kovitz

The industry is depending more and more on self-tapes for casting. Randy Kovitz is one of a few actors in Pittsburgh who has booked network TV jobs via self-tapes. He will share his knowledge and experience in this special workshop. Learn about best practices, using eye-lines to best effect, best acting approaches, how to use the frame to your advantage and how to make yourself stand out among the dozens to hundreds of auditioners you’ll be competing with.

Date: Saturday Dec. 2
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Cost: $85
Location: Mosser Casting, 3583 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Maximum 16 students — sign up soon, as this course will fill quickly.



kovitz_9704Randy  Kovitz (IMDB) has worked onstage (on and off Broadway and in regional theater) and on both sides of the camera in New York, Los Angeles and in-between for more than 30 years. His work spans years and genres, from Hill Street Blues to Parks and Recreation to The Fault In Our Stars.

Always involved in the national scene, Randy is the rare actor who books roles on network series in L.A. and New York via self tape auditions from Pittsburgh. He recently shot a role in the upcoming Netflix series Z with Christina Ricci and appeared in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest for Barebones Productionsat the New Hazlett Theater. He has been cast in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s upcoming production of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, which will play in the spring of 2017.

Other work includes the Will Smith film, Concussion, and a guest star role in the Kevin Bacon series, The Following, and the upcoming film, For Entertainment Purposes Only. His performance as Otto Frank in the Pittsburgh Public Theater’s production of The Diary of Anne Frank was lauded by critics and audiences alike and he recently concluded work on a very successful production of Death of a Salesman, also at the Public.

Behind the camera, he has staged fights with Sean Penn on Saturday Night Live, served as Raul Julia’s double in the fencing scenes in The Addams Family, and doubled for Robert Englund in the horror thriller Kantemir. He also coached actors’ performances for Lifetime’s Any Day Now, Nickelodeon’s Supah Ninjas and the A&E pilot, Those Who Kill. Most recently he stunt co-ordinated for the WGN series Outsiders.

Randy is also an award-winning director, with recent awards for both his short film Lightweight and 17 Days for Moment Media. His Steeltown Film Factory-award-winning script The Beat Goes On  is starting the festival circuit in 2017. He currently teaches Acting for the Camera at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Drama, where he recently directed a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. He has also taught directing for Point Park University’s Cinema Department. In the past, he has taught and done workshops for the drama programs at the Yale School of Drama, NYU and SUNY Purchase.

Randy is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity.