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During my recent ACTORS ROUND TABLE ON 12/19/15 the feeling in the room was very positive from beginning to end. the Ripley Grier location on 8th ave studios have really great spaces for rehearsals, dance classes or table reads, an elevator and a Cafe on the same floor. I offer my group to a maximum of 4 performers. Out of 4 RSVP's 2 attended which even with one hour studio, one hour of location shooting and 1 hour footage viewing and discussion the time went quickly because the attendees were easy to work with. Plus my assistant Sandra who has a fantastic personality.
She was an excellent timer and script supervisor and she was a great part of why things went so well. As per the instructions in the format she was low keyed and did not burst out every time someone made an error. She wrote things down then her and I would quietly discuss the errors. I had a structured format and stuck to it. Of course I was wiped out but it was really great.After hearing the script from the previous Actors Round Table I change the script for the scene.
Valerie Bernard
PS Hope you can make it in January 2016.To get details about the ACTORS ROUND TABLE EMAIL ME AT VBERNARDCASTING@YAHOO.COM HAPPY HOLIDAY

When possible I share leads from different casting directors.

Seeking SAG-AFTRA and NON UNION Men and Women ages 21-45 to portray plus sized party goers. Looking for confident plus sized men and women to portray party goers for our upcoming scene on the new NBC show starring Debra Messing, Mysteries of Laura. The scene works on Monday, September 8th in NYC. If interested and available, please email with the following information: YOUR NAME, PHONE#, UNION STATUS, and AVAIL FOR 9/8. Please also note whether or not you are comfortable in revealing clothing on camera. Please also attach a current candid picture. The subject line of the email should say "FACEBOOK PARTY".
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My name is Valerie Bernard I am a NY Casting Director for over 20 years and counting. We just rapped SAMARIA for an award winning director Kiel Adrien Scott, Spike Lee is also affiliated with this project and Tatyana Ali from the TV show The Fresh Prince is part of the cast. My 20 hour days are over for a while at least. Loved every minute of it as always 

I recalled that you may still need an acting video demo. Just a heads up I am offering a 1-on-1 on camera workshops on the weekends for the next couple of weeks
I am available on the weekends on 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/19, 9/20 and 9/21 between 11 am and 6 pm by appointment. Possibly on the weekdays before 6 pm 

The workshop session fee is $40. which includes an hour workshop, a monologue and introduction video demo shoot. An additional monologue is only $20. more Editing is additional.
During our on camera workshops you are offered am opportunity to do a drama or comedy, TV Hosting or news casting video demo shoots
 plus an addition video introducing yourself.  I can also offer leads to paying gigs.

To RSVP or get additional information email me at

Looking forward to working with you. 


Valerie Bernard
V Bernard and Associates Casting
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