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Barden/Schnee Casting
150 West 28th Street, Suite 402
New York , New York 10001
United States


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Paul Schnee: On-Camera TV ..., 23 Dec 2010 [cached]
Paul Schnee: On-Camera TV and Film Audition Class One on One NYC - Networking for Actors, Casting Studio Rentals, New York, NY | Paul Schnee: On-Camera TV and Film Audition Class One on One
Paul Schnee: On-Camera TV and Film Audition Class
**Paul Schnee is always calling in actors for the many films his office casts!
Each Week - You will work ON-CAMERA with Paul Schnee using specific sides he has chosen and assigns to you in advance based upon your headshot. In class, Paul generously works with you, giving you feedback and adjustments to your scene.
About Paul Schnee
The top of the line CASTING DIRECTOR from the very busy office of Barden/Schnee Casting. PAUL SCHNEE is one of our best teachers and is constantly in demand. He is currently casting a bunch of new projects!
"I cant speak highly enough of Paul Schnee as a casting director and teacher.
After taking a class with PAUL SCHNEE of BARDEN/SCHNEE CASTING, David was called in for roles in THREE features: FLYPAPER, GENERATION UM and DANCE HALL.
Immediately after taking a class with PAUL SCHNEE OF BARDEN/SCHNEE CASTING, Vi was BOOKED in a SAMSUNG commercial cast by Barden/Schnee with no audition required.
After taking a class with PAUL SCHNEE of BARDEN/SCHNEE CASTING, Meryl was called in to be a reader for TWO Director casting sessions and also auditioned for a role in one of the projects.
After meeting her in a class here, PAUL SCHNEE of BARDEN/SCHNEE CASTING called Violet in for a supporting role on a new show called GRAVITY and Violet BOOKED it.
After 12 years in publishing, 36-year-old ..., 13 July 2012 [cached]
After 12 years in publishing, 36-year-old Paul Schnee became an intern at Hopkins Smith & Barden Casting, proving a fresh start is never too late.
When one of the associates relocated, Schnee was offered a casting assistant position. He and Kerry Barden soon fell into a pattern of working as a team, which led to the two forming Barden/Schnee Casting four years ago, after Hopkins Smith & Barden dissolved.
Since then, Schnee has cast such major films as "The Help," "Mirror Mirror," and "Win Win.
"It was just one of these serendipitous events where everything fell into place, from the finances to the casting," Schnee says.
Generally, Schnee is drawn to an actor who has a "clear and readable take on the material and character," he says.
The same has held true for Schnee, who turned a post-college mailroom job at mega-agency ICM into a position as assistant to agency head Sam Cohn and then into a three-year gig as a production assistant for Mike Nichols.
Leaving behind the glitz and glamour for a career in publishing, Schnee spent 12 years as an editor at Random House, Simon & Schuster, and the magazine Brill's Content. When Brill's Content folded, Schnee applied for that casting internship, and the rest is history.
Schnee is now toying with moving into writing and producing. Looking to combine his publishing experience working with writers and his more recent work in casting, "I'd make the kind of movies I'd want to see," he says.
Paul Schnee on Audition Etiquette In general, it's nice to see people come in who can read the room. If I'm not in a chatty mood -- or certainly if you come in for the director and he or she isn't chatty -- then go with that.
Center for Communication - Bios, 26 April 2007 [cached]
Paul Schnee, casting agent, Hopkins Smith & Barden (Oliver Stone's World Trade Center; Steven Soderbergh's Guerilla)
Paul Schnee is a casting agent with Hopkins Smith and Barden Casting.A graduate of Kenyon College, ...
Paul Schnee, 21 Feb 2009 [cached]
Paul Schnee
"Paul is very insightful and understands the acting process from both sidesof the camera. I learned a lot in 4 short weeks. Paul is kind, patient andinsightful."
Paul is a casting director with Hopkins, Smith and Barden. This class prepares the actor to audition for feature films by sharpening audition technique using current film scripts.
"I feel I learned a great deal. We covered a lot of ground each night and Inever felt that Paul was rushing.
One on One NYC - Networking for Actors, Casting Studio Rentals, New York, NY | Classes, 27 Mar 2012 [cached]
Paul Schnee, Paul Schnee Casting
Paul Schnee: On-Camera Film Audition Class
EXCLUSIVE One On One Format: Top Casting Director Paul Schnee is busy CASTING major projects for TV and FILM!
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