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Carolyne Barry

Carolyne BarryFor the last 35 years, Carolyne Barry has achieved recognition in front and behind the camera, as an Actress, Teacher, Casting Director, Director, and Producer.

Carolyne has:

  • acted in approximately 400 national commercials and 100 television shows and films
  • co-owned and managed the largest casting and training facility in the United States for six years
  • been among the top commercial audition teachers in Los Angeles since 1982
  • managed the most successful sole-proprietor acting workshop programs in Los Angeles since 1991
  • taught and/or supervised the training for more than 20,000 actors
  • been a recurring guest teacher at Universities, numerous Los Angeles Talent Agencies, L.A. Casting, The Actor’s Network and The SAG Conservatory at AFI
  • cast hundreds of commercials and infomercials since 1986
  • co-owned and was the president of the Caliber Creative Advertising Agency for five years
  • directed and helped write a successful off-Broadway play
  • been featured as a teaching authority in The Hollywood Reporter, The Los Angeles Reader, The Examiner, and Backstage West as well as on CNN, KHJ, KTTV, and numerous other TV and radio talk shows throughout the country
  • was a contributing writer for Backstage West’s “Commercial Break” column from 2006-2007
  • created Lights, Camera, Kids, a DVD program helping kids start their careers (currently in distribution)
  • co-created the CD program, Getting The Job, to help actors do their best auditions (currently in distribution)

Video Interview:

"Most every new actor I talk to is seeking direction, what to do and where to go to become a successful actor. The first few years are crucial for building the actor’s craft and career. This is why I wrote HIT THE GROUND RUNNING – to supply the necessary information, tips and insights to create the foundation and to help start a career in acting." - Carolyne Barry

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"Carolyne Barry is a respected authority and a brilliant communicator. She provides the effective information to help actors start their careers."
- Rob Light, Managing Director of Creative Artists Agency, LLC

“Many people dream of having some sort of acting career but don’t know where to start. To all of the dreamers out there I have finally found the answers to all our questions on how to start a successful career in acting. The answers lie in the book, Hit The Ground Running The First Years of Your Acting Career, written by Carolyne Barry.”
- Adriana Davalos, Splash Magazine