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Asher Grodman

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Asher Grodman is an actor, director, writer and producer who has worked across all mediums. Asher can currently be seen starring as fan-favorite character Trevor on the critically acclaimed CBS comedy “Ghosts.” Season 3 is currently on CBS and has been renewed for season 4.

Grodman’s other recent television appearances include “Succession” (HBO), “Chicago Med” (NBC), “House of Cards” (Netflix), “Elementary” (CBS) and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (NBC). Grodman recently finished production on the film “Out of Order,” starring alongside Brooke Shields, Brandon Routh and Sam Huntington. Grodman is also the writer/director/producer of the award-winning short film “The Train” starring Academy Award Winner Eli Wallach. The Train was featured in over 25 festivals and won numerous honors including recognitions for Best Film at the Cleveland International Film Festival and the Sedona International Film Festival.

Asher has worked extensively in independent film and regional theater across the country including the title role of Amadeus at South Coast Rep. He holds a MFA in Acting from the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and a BA in Film and English from Columbia University in New York. In addition to his work in front and behind the camera, Asher currently teaches acting for both theater and film at Hunter College as well as instructing inmates in acting at Rikers Island.


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Jamie Castro on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jamie Castro

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Working her way up from an assistant to casting associate to an Emmy-nominated casting director, Jamie Castro has cast numerous film and television projects including “Inventing Anna,” “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Station 19” and more. In today’s episode, we cover reasons why an actor might get recast, who usually writes the character breakdowns, and how actors can politely and professionally start to turn down co-star roles when they feel they’re ready to level up to guest stars. As a coach, Jamie knows what makes a strong audition. Offering examples, she shares what it was like watching stars Kerry Washington and Katie Lowes audition for “Scandal” and what made their performances so memorable.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Ross Lacy & Alyson Horn

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Casting directors Ross Lacy and Alyson Horn are the dynamic duo of 200 South La Brea. Both starting from an acting background, the two have gone on to cast commercials for some of the biggest brands in the business and they are always on the lookout for new talent. Embracing a philosophy of direction not correction, Ross and Alyson share what makes a strong audition, how to best utilize improv for different kinds of commercial copy, and the importance of having a headshot that looks exactly like you.


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02 Julie Schubert on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Julie Schubert

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With over 90 titles to her name, Emmy award-winning casting director Julie Schubert has cast some of the most widely acclaimed films and television series in the business. From “House of Cards” to “The Diplomat,” “Manifest,” “The Punisher,” “Mindhunter,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and many more, Julie is highly sought after for her keen eye and knowledgable insight. Starting out as an associate working for some of the biggest casting directors in the industry, Julie shares what she’s learned over the years about what makes a stellar audition, forming relationships with agents, what actors should try asking for in negotiations, and how to get into the casting business.


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Ryan Bernstein on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Ryan Bernstein

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With decades of experience in the commercial casting world, Ryan Bernstein of RMB Casting has cast uniquely cinematic commercials for huge brands including Apple, Geico, AT&T, Best Buy, Progressive, Snickers and much more. Receiving thousands of actor submissions per job, Ryan shares how actors can get on his radar and why he’s returned to in-person auditions only. He explains how to use improv wisely in an audition and answers the commonly asked question – how many of those character headshots do you actually need?


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Monica Barbaro

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Monica Barbaro can soon be seen starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in Netflix’s global spy-adventure/comedy series, FUBAR, out May 25th. The duo play a father and daughter who, after learning the other has secretly been working as a CIA operative for years, are forced to team up and tackle some difficult family dynamics.

Barbaro recently gained recognition for her role as ‘Phoenix’ in Paramount’s blockbuster sequel, TOP GUN: MAVERICK, which was awarded Best Picture by the National Board of Review and nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.

She also recently starred in Ricky D’Ambrose’s critically-acclaimed drama, THE CATHEDRAL, which premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival and later went on to claim the John Cassavetes Award at the 2023 Film Independent Spirit Awards.


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  • FUBAR
  • Top Gun: Maverick
  • Splitting Up Together
  • The Good Cop
  • UnREAL
  • The Cathedral
  • Stumptown
  • Chicago P.D.
  • Chicago Justice
  • At Midnight
  • Hawaii Five-0

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Ismael Cruz Cordova

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Ismael Cruz Córdova is a Puerto Rican actor who continues to build a diverse filmography as he pushes the expectations of what it means to be a leading man in Hollywood.

Currently in production for Season 2, Córdova stars as ‘Arondir’, a Silvan elf, in Amazon Prime Video’s adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien’s THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE RINGS OF POWER. His work in Season 1 garnered him a Critics Choice Awards nomination in the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series’ category. He was additionally honored with the ‘Breakthrough Actor Award for Television’ at the Critics Choice Association’s 2nd Annual Celebration of Latino Cinema & Television.

Additionally in 2022, Córdova starred in Guillermo del Toro’s horror anthology series CABINET OF CURIOSITIES for Netflix and wrapped production on Paramount+’s crime thriller drama film FINESTKIND. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland, FINESTKIND also stars Ben Foster, Toby Wallace, Jenna Ortega and Tommy Lee Jones.

In 2020, he co-starred opposite Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland in THE UNDOING, HBO’s high-profile six-episode limited series. He also appeared in Jon Favreau’s THE MANDALORIAN.

Additional notable television credits include the third season of the EPIX original series BERLIN STATION, his role as ‘Hector Campos’ on RAY DONOVAN opposite Liev Schreiber, and his role as ‘Mando’ on SESAME STREET. In film, he co-starred in Wyatt Rockefeller’s feature SETTLERS, the action thriller MISS BALA opposite Gina Rodriguez, and Focus Features’ MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, opposite Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie.

Córdova is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.


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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Cabinet of Curiosities
  • The Undoing
  • The Mandalorian
  • Berlin Station
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • The Catch
  • Ray Donovan
  • The Good Wife
  • Sesame Street

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14 Josh Close on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Josh Close

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Multi-hyphenate JOSH CLOSE balances his career between acting as well as writing and directing. Josh last wrapped a lead role on PLAN B, a limited series opposite Patrick J. Adams and Francois Arnaud. He can next be seen in the independent feature MONICA opposite Patricia Clarkson and Emily Browning, which had its world premiere at the Venice International Film Festival to rave reviews. He also plays DiCaprio’s youngest brother in the upcoming Scorsese feature KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON. He was recently seen in the MGM TV miniseries THE TRUTH ABOUT THE HARRY QUEBERT AFFAIR for director Jean-Jacques Annaud. Prior to that he had a major recurring role on the CBS series PERSON OF INTEREST. Other past credits include the feature, SOLACE, opposite Anthony Hopkins and Colin Farrell, as well as KILL THE MESSENGER with Jeremy Renner. Previously, Josh garnered attention from his recurring role on FX’s FARGO playing “Chazz Nygard”, the calculating and arrogant younger brother to Martin Freeman.

Behind the camera, Josh has directed multiple festival touring shorts and a documentary starring Jeremy Renner. He has three scripts in development including STOPWATCH, which chronicles the famous Canadian bank robbers. Josh won the best narrative film at the Tribeca Film Festival for his feature IN THEIR SKIN with Selma Blair and James D’Arcy. Josh was also nominated for a Leo award for his work on ANTHEM OF A TEENAGE PROPHET and looks to direct his first feature in mid-2023.


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