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Industry Professional series

Keep reading, we're adding new pros for 2024!

These classes give the advanced actor an opportunity to have facetime with and get valuable feedback from casting directors, agents, TV & Film directors and other industry professionals. We'll work hard for two to three weeks—and the industry pro will join us for the final class!


At the Andi Matheny Acting Studios, we've always offered affordable classes for actors working hard to build their career. The tuition for the Industry Professional series will vary by guest, remaining reasonable for the working actor. This series is only recommended for experienced actors with previous training. (For newer actors, please check out the Act ALIVE program.)

As usual, the presence of an industry professional is not an audition or guarantee of employment. But it will be a great learning experience and a chance for you to flex your acting muscle!


The Industry Professional series will be scheduled to accommodate our guests

Popular days are Sundays 10:30a PT/1:30p ET

or Thursdays 4p PT/7p ET

All classes on Zoom


(If this is your first time with us, you may be requested to submit a self-tape upon enrollment)

Stay tuned!

To make sure you snag a spot, email to get on the

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Q&A with Tara Feldstein Bennett CSA

Success Stories:

Like we mentioned above, the presence of an industry professional is not a guarantee of employment. However, if you show up, you never know what doors it might open...

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Susan G. Reid

Three Thursdays

August 15 - 29 (Susan will join 8/29)

7 - 10pm ET (4 - 7pm PT)

$155 - Zelle payment preferred

if you do not have Zelle, PayPal button provided


Susan (she/her) directs, writes and produces fiction films on a variety of social justice topics with work recognized and screened nationally. A former Vice President and Head of the TV/Film Division at Atlanta Models & Talent, Inc. and Casting Director for Fox Casting, Reid is an active member of the arts community where she is a leading industry expert and consultant on the Southeastern entertainment business.


An Assistant Professor in TV/Film Directing for Georgia State University’s School of Film, Media and Theatre, Reid also works with top-tier Houghton Talent Agency as a special advisor. She is a Producer on the feature film, Rejuvenation, led by Tom Luse, Executive Producer of The Walking Dead. Upcoming directing work: Baying in the Night (post), Fire Talker (post) and In the Dirt (pre-production), screenplay finalist at Sedona International Film Festival + others. More at:

Latest news: Superpower is an Official Selection of the Richmond International Film Festival; In the Dirt short screenplay is a selection in five festivals, and Baying in the Night has just been completed.

For this class, all applicants will be considered. Actors with previous experience in Andi's classes, or new actors with demo reel and/or agency representation preferred.

Past Guests


Casting Director

Josy Rodriguez, CSA

from Bowling/Miscia Casting!

Three Sundays

June 9 - June 30

1:30 - 4:30pm ET (10:30a - 1:30pm PT)

(No class Father's Day June 16, Josy joins June 30)

$155 - Zelle payment preferred



We are so happy to welcome Josy Rodriguez from POWERHOUSE casting company Bowling/Miscia in NYC!


Born and Raised in East Harlem, New York, Josy Rodriguez is a New York native through and through. Starting her career for Bowling Miscia Casting in 2013, she worked on "Hostages" (CBS) and "Blue Bloods" Season 3, where she was promoted to Casting Assistant during Seasons 4 & 5, Casting Associate for Seasons 6 - 10 and ultimately to Casting Director in Season 10.


Other projects include "Gotham" (FOX) Season 1-5, "Hightown" Seasons 1-3, Pilot casting for "Difficult People'' and three seasons of the hit Amazon series "Harlem". She has also worked on several short films which include the Spike Lee-produced "Rainbow Ruthie", the IMDb Independent Shorts Award-winning "MA", "Killing Evan", "S.P.I.C.", "Empathy", "Self Tape", "The Rat that Bites" and most recently, "The Adventures of Benedict Arnold: Chapter 1". She worked on NY casting for the hit Taylor Sheridan limited series "Special Ops: Lioness" for Paramount+. She was most recently nominated for an ARTIOS award for the casting "S.P.I.C". She is currently in production for "Blue Bloods" Season 14 and just wrapped "Harlem" Season 3. 

Josy will assign scenes. Only actors with previous training with Andi will be considered for this session.

Writer/Director/Content Creator

Susan Walter

4 Thursdays April 4 - April 25

7 - 10pm ET (4pm-7pm PT)

(Susan will join on April 25)

$165 (Zelle preferred)

on Zoom

We are so excited to have Susan join us in April! She has worked with Sharon Stone, Ellen Burstyn, Tony Goldwyn and Famke Janssen in her directorial debut All I Wish. She has sold film projects to Sony, Paramount and The Hallmark Channel and has sold TV pilots to Warner Brothers, the CW and ABC.

The class will be working on her scripted material and she will join to give professional direction as if you were collaborating on set. Don't miss this amazing experience to get on the ground floor with this in-demand filmmaker! Only actors with previous training with Andi or with representation and a reel will be considered.


Tessa Blake

Q&A April 11

on Zoom


Tessa Blake is an award-winning filmmaker and television director (American Horror Story, A Million Little Things, NCIS: New Orleans, Veronica Mars). Chosen as one of eight women for AFI’s prestigious Directing Workshop for Women, Tessa’s films have premiered at Cannes and SXSW, have won awards at Nantucket Film Festival and the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, have been honored by the Academy, and been released theatrically.


As a writer, she has enjoyed script deals with ABC, NBC, FOX and Warner Brothers. 


Tessa has directed plays for Naked Angels Theater Company and The Atlantic Theater Company, is a proud alumna of the 24 Hour Plays, and a founding advisor for The Moth. 

SOLD OUT - email to get on the wait list!

Karlie Loland-Ringer, CSA

of KLR Creative

Three Thursdays,

March 7 - 21


7 - 10pm ET (4 - 7pm PT)

(Karlie will assign scenes and join on March 21)



Get in on the ground floor with Karlie, as she just completed principals casting on the upcoming movie Summer Camp starring Diane Keaton, with many more projects lined up. Karlie loves helping new actors get their break in TV and film!

More about Karlie: she is an American casting director, producer, and entrepreneur with a robust portfolio of projects and high-profile clients. With a focus on TV/film and fashion, Loland-Ringer has collaborated with top-tier media brands including Amazon Prime, Netflix, Lionsgate, Home Shopping Network/QVC, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime Movie Network, Vevo, and Universal Music Group, to name a few. With more than 15 years of in-depth industry experience, she has cultivated a notable niche in her field as a leader and creative visionary.

NOTE: To sign up, you must have previous experience in Andi's classes, or a demo reel and resume with SAG-AFTRA credits.

Dawn and George Landrum

Landrum Arts LA

Dawn and George Landrum from Landrum Arts LA Talent Agency will be joining us on March 5, 2023.

(NOTE: This is a past date)


Landrum Arts LA aka Landrum Talent aka LALA was established in 2005 with a family of professional agents from both California and the Southeast.

Landrum is home based in Shreveport, Louisiana which is a prime centralized location within the United States.

Logistically, Louisiana is a “right to work” state meaning that agents based in Louisiana may submit and book in any other state without having a boundary limit.  Also, both union and non union actors can work on union projects in "right to work" states.  This freedom remarkably opens the market to book Talent in all states from Los Angeles to New York and all states in between. Landrum is a one-stop shop for all types of industry jobs and opportunities including commercials, print, voice over, motion capture, audio books, series, web/tv, feature films, live events, comic cons, and all manners of stage and screen.


Landrum has in-house management that works diligently to educate Talent with information and consistency to maintain a uniform professionalism.  Reputation, work ethic, respect, and quality is very important to us and we like to believe that this is the heart of our success.


Some of our successes and resume credits: (feature films, tv/series episodic/series regulars, leads, supporting, top of show guest stars, recurring, etc) :


Feature films/series: Five Nights At Freddy’s, Bass Reeves, Spy Kids Armageddon, The Secrets of Sulphur Springs, multiple episodes on Young Rock, The Chosen, Will Trent, Lisa Frankenstein, The Winchesters, Stargirl, multiple seasons Stranger Things, Series Guest Star multiple actors & episodes Anne Rice's Mayfair Witches, Los Angeles series multiple recurring episodes: Platonic, Tyler Perry Studios feature film A Madea Homecoming, Are You There God? It's Me Margaret, Queen Sugar multiple seasons recurring guest stars


Marvels: Guardians of the Galaxy 3, Ms Marvel/Jersey,The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Suicide Squad, The Black Panther, Venom, Antman, Cloak & Dagger Disney/Marvel network series regular and recurring guest stars, Jessica Jones, and more. 

Feature films Dog Gone, Canvas,Meteor: First Impact, Behind the Movement, Women of the Movement,  Antebellum, Jurassic World, Sydney To The Max, multiple seasons of Stranger Things, DC’s Doom Patrol multiple seasons, recurring top of show guest stars multiple seasons of Your Honor, Cobra Kai multiple seasons, Genius: Aretha, James Cameron’s Alita Battle Angel, Mark Wahlbergs Mile 22


The Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead, The Walking Dead 3 aka TWD World Beyond, TWD Dead In the Water


NY Blue Bloods, The In Between, Reminiscence, Sacrifice, ABC Mouse, David Makes Man, Adam The First, Black Mafia Family, Sydney to the Max, Outer Banks, NCIS Los Angeles, NCIS New Orleans, Scorpion, Tomorrow War, Greyhound, The Originals, Vampire Diaries, American Horror Story, Happy Death Day, Happy Death Day 2 You, The Purge, Jumanji, The Goldbergs, Blood Moon, Criminal Minds, Lodge 49, Queen of the South, Claws, A Christmas Wish, Christmas on the River, Queen Sugar, MacGyver, Dynasty, The Underground Railroad, Brooklyn, The Son, Better Call Saul and hundreds more!


LA Casting Director

Lisa Zambetti!

Get on the wait list!

Thursdays March 16 - March 30 4pm-7pm PT

(Note -  this is a past date)

Join us for this very special session with Lisa Zambetti, a member of the Casting Society of America, who cast 138 episodes of Criminal Minds, among other credits on her impressive resume. Lisa has worked with an A-list of Hollywood decision makers, including Ryan Murphy and Taika Waititi, and legendary casting directors Jason LaPadura & Natalie Hart, Debra Zane, Sharon Bialy and Sherry Thomas, to name just a few. Lisa will select a scene for you, which you will work on in the first two classes of the session, with Lisa joining on Class #3.

CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED! To get on the enrollment list and receive payment instructions, email

Save the date!

Albert Bramante

of Bramante Artists LLC

Three Sundays,

January 28 - February 11

1:30-4:30pm ET (10:30a-1:30pm PT)

(Albert will join on February 11)


ONE SPOT LEFT a/o 1/9/24!

NOTE: This is a past event


Albert Bramante isn't your everyday talent agent. Since 2007, he's been an Agent, helping performers land roles in Broadway shows, countless films, and popular TV series like Law and Order and Blue Bloods. 


But Albert's impact goes deeper. With a Ph.D. in Psychology, he brings a unique perspective to his work. His upcoming book, "Rise Above The Script," delves into the inner struggles of artists, exploring how self-sabotage can hinder their creative journey. It's not just a book; it's Albert's way of guiding artists to break free from their self-limitation and harness their true potential.

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Save the date!

Tasha Ward, Casting Associate

with Feldstein|Paris Casting

Three Thursdays February 8 - 22

7-10pm ET (4-7pm PT)

(Tasha will assign scenes and join on February 22)



email to get on the wait list

NOTE: This is a past event



Tasha is originally from Tampa, FL and graduated from the The University of The Arts with a BFA in Musical Theatre. She began her casting career as a freelancer in New York City. She has had the pleasure to work with various casting offices such as Marc Hirschfeld, Kathleen Chopin, Tara Rubin, and CBS. Currently, she is with Feldstein|Paris Casting. Casting credits include Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (Marvel), Pain Hustlers (Netflix), Ivy + Bean (Netflix), The Metropolitan Opera, and more to come! 

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Just announced! TV & Film director

Michael Berry


to get on the wait list, email

Three Sundays April 16 - 30 (Michael joins Class #3)

10:30a - 1:30p PT

Michael Berry is an actor/writer/director whose career has spanned from appearing on Broadway to writing and directing feature films and television. He wrote and directed the feature films Frontera and Stuck and recently directed episodes of Chicago Med. As a director, Michael has worked with a long list of notable actors, including Ed Harris, Amy Madigan, Michael Peña, Eva Longoria and Giancarlo Esposito. His short films have won multiple awards in national film festivals.


Michael's Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Next to Normal, Sunset Boulevard and Mamma Mia. He received a Drama Desk Award nomination for his performance as Starbuck in the stage production of Moby Dick and he has directed several award-winning stage productions in New York and regional theater.

We will be studying the procedural genre with shooting scripts from Chicago Med during the first two classes. Michael will join to give feedback on Class #3! 

This session is going to be a special one, getting invaluable feedback on TV auditions from a working director with acting roots on film and Broadway. Enroll by emailing!

Zelle payments accepted at ApplePay also accepted, please email for details. Or, use the PayPal button below!


Just announced! Casting Associate

Becca Burgess

Three Sundays July 9 - 23 (Becca joins Class #3)

10:30a - 1:30p PT


Note: this is a past date

To get on the wait list, email

We're so excited to have Becca join us to give her expertise, having worked on casting projects filming in the Southeast and Los Angeles. (One of our AMAS alums was cast in her studio feature "The Menu!") Becca will assign you a scene based on your headshot and will join to give feedback during Class #3. Tuition for this short series is $150. Get ready for a top tier session with this industry pro!

Becca Burgess hails from the Los Angeles side of casting with an extensive background in both TV and film and has been casting projects bicoastally since 2021. She has worked on several critically acclaimed projects such as "Shrinking," "Me & Earl & The Dying Girl," "Last Man Standing," "Candy," and "The Menu" - which she received a 2022 CSA Artios Awards nomination for. Becca brings a unique eye to the market having worked primarily on casting series regulars and lead roles, along with prior experience on the agency side of the business.


Just announced! Casting Associate

Brian Sutow

Three Sundays August 13 - 27 (Brian joins Class #3)

10:30a - 1:30p PT


To get on the wait list, email

Note: this is a past date

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We are so excited to have Brian Sutow join us! He is a Heller Award nominated Casting Associate in the LA office of a large, bi-coastal casting company, where he works on projects for TV, film and theater. Past TV credits include work on shows such as This is Us (NBC), Atypical (Netflix), The Big Leap (Fox) and Little America (Apple TV+). Films include All Together Now (Netflix) and upcoming features Snow White (Disney), and The Idea of You (Amazon). At present, he is casting a feature for a major studio. Prior to his current position, Brian assisted the Casting Department at The Goodman Theatre, and won a Helen Hayes Award for his producing work at the company he founded, No Rules Theatre Company.

Brian has worn many different creative hats in his career. He is a former Equity actor, an accomplished voice over artist, and a former Kennedy Center Playwright in Residence. In his free time, he continues to pursue his passion for writing, and is also enjoying his most important job to date: being a dad. He is a proud alum of UNCSA with a BFA in Drama.

Tuition for this limited series is $150. Zelle payments accepted to



A Q&A with Tara Feldstein Bennett and Chase Paris of

Feldstein/Paris Casting

Sunday, September 10

starts at 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT)



Juliet Reeves

from 22Talent Agency

We are so excited to have dynamic agent Juliet Reeves join us!  Juliet studied acting at Art Sake Studio in Winter Park, Florida and then The Dee Wallace Stone Studio in Los Angeles. She landed roles in projects such as Dallas Buyers Club and the HBO series Treme. She also spent over 10 years as an acting coach. Juliet transitioned into being a talent agent in 2017 and found she is passionate about helping actors achieve their goals. She was previously the Head of Film and TV at one of Florida’s largest agencies. She joined 22Talent in May of 2022, which according to, is considered one of the Top Ten agencies in Orlando. Some notable recent bookings of 22Talent include series regular on the CW's The Winchesters, recurring guest stars on HBO's The Righteous Gemstones, upcoming films including Rebel Wilson's Bride Hard and Clint Eastwood's Juror #2.

Actors will work on a scene of their choice during this session, Juliet will join on the final Sunday, October 1.

1:30 - 4:30pm ET (10:30am - 1:30pm PT)


SOLD OUT! To get on the wait list,


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