the 2017 lineup

Hello fellow film artists!  We’re delighted to share our slate of master classes, intensives and events coming up in 2017. This year we continue to expand, inspired by our work with fellow artists who share our passion to raise the bar through training and collaboration…and because we, like so many of our students and collaborators, need […]

let’s get to work

I’ve always respected and done my best to practice the childhood lesson “if you don’t have something nice to say don’t say anything at all”. But I have come to believe that “not saying anything at all” is a mistake. Instead, I focus daily on speaking my mind responsibly and respectfully with the true intention […]

how you can support arvlogs

Dear friends of arvold, You may not know this, but we completely self-fund our arvold YouTube channel. While we do allow YouTube to run ads along the bottom, as many of you with YouTube channels know, we recoup only a tiny fraction of what it takes to keep them going. Our videos (“arvlogs”) have never been […]

arvold in atlanta, september 2016

Back by popular demand, Erica Arvold and Richard Warner are returning to Atlanta this September to lead our three most popular intensives, and (the amazing) Richard Warner will also be offering private coaching.  We’re excited to work with Southeast film artists again this year! All programs will be held at the Robert Mello Studio in Doraville.  Here are all […]

simple steps to follow for exceptional self tapes

With the boom in the film & television industry in the MidAtlantic and Southeast regions, we at arvold casting rely more and more heavily on self tape submissions.  They’re great; they allow us to see actors from all over the country efficiently & cost effectively.  We know they’re very useful to actors in this region, […]

the one thing you MUST do to be considered

You wouldn’t believe the number of files we get titled “Resume 2015” and “Headshot”.  And I get it, you’re at home looking at the one resume that exists on your hard drive – yours.  However, imagine you put out a casting notice, or a crew call, or a job posting, and BOOM the next thing […] in atlanta: sign up for information!

We were so thrilled to come to Atlanta in March of 2016 and had a blast working with the amazing community down there, both through workshops and private coaching with Richard Warner!  Huge thanks to the students and to our hosts, the Robert Mello Studio, Get Scene Studios, and Catapult Acting Studios. We also got […]

open casting calls for major hollywood family film

June 15, 2015 – Academy Award nominated filmmakers are conducting three open calls for Richmond area talent to be considered for speaking and non-speaking roles in Loving, a new feature film by award winning writer/director Jeff Nichols (Midnight Special, Mud, Take Shelter).  Loving centers around Richard and Mildred Loving, an interracial couple who resided in Virginia […]

lights, camera, audition: the technique of virtual auditioning

an workshop on self-taping led by Erica Arvold, CSA  The ability to self tape and produce a good virtual audition is an invaluable skill in the modern actor’s arsenal.  The virtual audition is not only about the performance, it is also about submitting a video that looks professionally produced.  The quality of a self […]

arvold LIVE, Ch 2: Your Picture, Your Resume, Yourself

Please join this conversation in a series of sessions open to all film artists and artisans. Our own casting director/producer Erica Arvold, CSA, and acting coach Richard Warner invite you to a discussion about the creative life and an actor’s craft.  They’ll talk about what it means to be artists and industry professionals while living a happy, holistic […]