FOUNDER of the SCHOOL

 

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Carolyne Barry performed in over 400 national television commercials and for over fifteen years was one of the most successful & recommended commercial coaches in Hollywood. Plus, she did the LA casting for six of New York’s top directors. The combination of her experience and thorough approach is what made her innovative workshops the one to take. Carolyne’s reputation was so wide-spread, that she was frequently featured in the Hollywood Reporter, LA Reader, Los Angeles Examiner, Backstage West as well as on CNN, KHJ, KTTV, and TV talk shows throughout the country.

Carolyne Barry Scene Study Workshops

OUR TEACHERS

Commercial Department

Kimberly Jurgen
Kimberly Jürgen studied with Carolyne Barry shortly after arriving in LA and worked with her for five years. She has been a professional actor for more than 20 years with extensive tv, film and theatre credits. Ms. Jürgen received her BS in Theatre Studies & Film at Emory University and was Artistic Director at Atlanta Classical Theatre for 9 years. She currently works as an actor, director, screenwriter and casting director. And she has served as career coach to hundreds of actors in Atlanta and LA. She is honored to have been entrusted by Carolyne with continuing her legacy – by sharing Carolyne’s highly respected and successful commercial method and by helping actors to achieve their career goals.

 

 

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Lauren Letherer originates from Albuquerque NM and came to California to receive her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts. She has been acting for 35 years and makes her living acting and doing voice overs in over 40 National Television commercials. She worked as a casting assistant for 14 years, where she also taught commercial auditioning technique to children and adults. And at UCLA she taught casting workshops to graduate students.

Lauren has been member of Theatre of NOTE for 16 years where she was the president of the board and has performed in over 25 productions. She was nominated for an LA Weekly Award for Lydia in Bed, and nominated for a Stage Scene LA award, and a Broadway World Award for her work in What May Fall. She is now the producer of the Young Writers Project. Her work can be seen in Die Hard 2, Criminal Minds, Jennifer Falls, Mighty Joe Young, Days of our Lives, Durango Kids and the film noir comedy – Kill Me Deadly.

 

 

 

Hosting Department

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Suzanne Sena’s experience as a National TV Host, News Anchor, and Entertainment Reporter has made her an in-demand talent coach across the country since 2004. Ms. Sena is an Emmy-nominated host of E!’s Celebrity Homes, has worked as a Correspondent/Anchor for Extra and a breaking news anchor on the international cable news Fox News Channel and can be seen in numerous commercials and infomercials. Most recently, Suzanne is known to TV audiences as “Brooke Alvarez” on IFC’s successful Onion News Network.

For more info on Suzanne view her reel: www.suzannesena.com

Her insider-insight, on-set expertise, talent and professionalism…combined with her “personal trainer” approach to teaching, have made her the “go-to” person in Hollywood for TelePrompter training and Host coaching. She proudly offers her Sena-Series™ Hosting Workshops through the Carolyne Barry Workshop Program.

 


Jonathan Sterritt, an accomplished actor, producer and TV Host, has been a part of the Sena-Series hosting classes since 2010. His hosting skills quickly landed him his first online show, Ruff Cuts, which generated 75K views and followers in its first season. Additionally, Jonathan was selected to host a lucrative campaign for Hyundai which he shot in Korea. Currently, he hosts The Kindred Konnection with Jonathan Sterritt, an online talk show he created and produces through his own production company, Blue Match Productions.

 

 

Karamo Brown

Karamo Brown is a dynamic talk and lifestyle television host! He the current host of The Unexplained on the History Channel and the host for Are You The One: Perfect Matches on MTV. Karamo also is a guest contributor for Access Hollywood Live on NBC. He was first introduced to the world in 2004 at the tender age of 24 as a housemate on the hit MTV reality series the REAL WORLD. He was a break-out star and became the first openly gay African American in the history of reality TV. In February 2016, he returned to reality television as a cast member on TV One’s new hit docs-series #TheNext15, which documents life after reality stardom and how he balances being a single father with being a working professional. He is a staff writer for the Advocate, which is the largest and most successful LGBT news magazine in the world, and has also recently started his own non-profit organization, 6in10.org, which provides tailored mental health support to black gay and bisexual men in order to eradicate the 6 in 10 HIV statistic plaguing this community.

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Moran

Frank Moran is a host with over a decade of television production and Improv experience.  By combining his production expertise, Improv skills and hosting experience, he teaches students to be the best possible versions of themselves on camera.  With a focus on preparation, being in the moment, listening and trusting your instincts, Frank will ensure you make the great moments shine… and awkward moments look brilliant.

For info on Frank: http://www.frankmoranshow.com/.

 

 

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Joshua Bitton is an actor, teacher director and casting assistant. He has been a professional actor for more than eight years with numerous TV and Film credits that include: Navy NCIS, Without A Trace, Seventh Heaven, One Life to Live, Guiding Light, The Job and National Treasure plus he has starred in numerous Off-Broadway and regional theatre productions. Mr. Bitton received his MFA from Rutgers University where he trained as an actor and a teacher under William Esper. He taught at Rutgers for two years and since 1998 has been teaching classes for top acting programs and private coaching in NYC, and LA. Recently, he served as coach on the set of 8 Mile, working with Eminem. Joshua also works as a casting assistant auditioning actors alongside some of the most prestigious theatrical casting directors in NY and LA.