Sept-Oct 2014 On-Camera Courses with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed. Weist Barron Studios.

FREE Acting for Film/TV/Sit-Com Sample Class – Tuesday, September 16.  6:30pm-7:30pm
with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed
Sign-up that night for the classes listed below & get a $25 Discount Coupon.  Or pay in full 1-Week before a course begins & get a $25 Early Registration Discount.

Call 212 840-7025 to make a reservation. Space is limited so everyone can participate.



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ACTING IN SIT-COMS with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed – 4 Thursdays, October 2 – 23, 2014.  6:30-9:30pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

Get serious about your Comedy skills

Have a blast learning how to be funny on TV.  By the end of this on-camera course, you’ll know the Rules of Comedy, how to find the jokes in a script, how to develop believable characters, and how to approach physical comedy. Maggie fine-tuned her own comedic technique first as the long-running, kooky Shannon O’Hara McKechnie on As the World Turns, then as a guest star on many primetime TV shows, including Spin City with Michael J. Fox, The Golden Girls with Betty White, and of course with Jerry on Seinfeld. Start acting funny now.

4 Thursdays –  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014.  6:30pm to 9:30pm

$250.  Weist Barron alumni $225.

Please go to for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.


 ACTING FOR FILM/TV – 6 Tuesdays, Sept 30 to Nov 4, 2014. 6:30-9:30pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

On-Camera Scene Work for the Serious Actor

Develop and explore your on-camera presence in scene work and exercises specifically created for film and television. For theatre trained actors, it’s the perfect way to learn how to hone your performances for the camera.  With all the new media possibilities in addition to network TV and films, discover that you can nail your auditions and feel confident with your on-camera skills. Acting experience/training or interview with the instructor required.

6 Tuesdays – September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 , 2014.  6:30-9:30pm.

$325.  Weist Barron Alumni $275.

Please go to for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.



“It’s only a few lines, what’s the big deal?”

That’s what you might ask yourself when you get your audition script for a co-starring role on TV or a day player in a film, right?  But, once you get to the audition, if you haven’t prepared properly, you feel lost and unsure about how to deliver such a seemingly simple scene.  The Under-5 Workshop will give you a solid technique for preparing for those short scenes.  Learn how to create your character’s world, while still serving the script, with 5 lines or less.  Films are filled with these short scenes, as well as primetime and daytime TV co-starring roles. Be prepared.  Get the confidence you need to Nail those Under-5′s!
$45 for a single class.  $40 for each additional class.
Please go to for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.


SITCOM SLAM!  TBA  10:00am-5:00pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

Advanced SitCom Intensive.  You know the Rules Of Comedy, now come play with them all day in this Intensive On-Camera Workshop of Sitcom Scenes chosen specifically for you.  Or you can bring in scenes of your choosing*.  Either way, it’ll be a blast improving your script analyses skills, like how to find the jokes and how to land ‘em, all while gaining more comedic confidence for Slammin’ SitCom success in any comedic adventure you encounter!

*Scenes MUST be memorized before the beginning of class, so register ASAP to give yourself time to get those words down.

ONE-DAY ONLY.  10:00am – 5:00pm.

$175.  Weist Barron Alumni $150.

Please go to for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.

Book private coaching sessions with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed, in-person or on, NOW to hone your funny bones and get the confidence you’ve been looking for with your comedy monologues and scene work.  In-person or on  Click here to take advantage of current rates before they go up October 1, 2014.

The Margaret Reed Channel-YouTube

Click here for my new YouTube channelThe Margaret Reed Channel.  New material will be  added continually. Enjoy!

In production on 2 films concurrently now.  One is the drama from director John Desiderio entitled Silenus, in which I play the mother of an autistic adult child whose husband has abandoned her, leaving her to discover aspects of herself that had previously been hidden.  The other is the hilarious new film by Joe Ronca called By the Dashboard Light in which I play the erotic-Jeopardy-like game show enthusiast who cares more about her TV show than her wayward son’s and daughter’s problems.  And watch for the new pilot, Burn the Ocean, by Roger Casey and Sean Hudock, directed by Ashlea Hartz and produced by Brooke McDaniel, in which I play an ex-CIA, bomb-strapped agent.

Recording a bunch of top-secret voiceover dialogue and efforts for an Academy Award winning actress, directed by an Academy Award winning director was a thrill-a-minute.  It opened last October, with another Academy Award winner as the other star of the film. Wish I could tell ya what the suspense-filled film is, but then, well…..let’s just say, it wouldn’t be pretty…  It was one of the most creatively fulfilling and rewardingly exhausting few days of production that I’ve ever experienced.  The Academy Award winning editor of the film (wish I could tell ya his name, but, well…. you know the drill…) was extraordinary in his ability to convey what the film needed from me, while he coordinated his comments, via Skype from across the ocean with the director, to the LoopersUnlimited theatre & voiceover director Dann Fink, then on to me with precision and inspiration.  So grateful for them both and for the amazing talents of Mark DiSimone, the mixer at Soundtrack Studios in Manhattan.


Student Bookings

Rising star Trey Gerrald, has a recurring role on Orange is the New Black and has appeared and will be on Tina Fey’s Tooken, You’re the Worst, Next Caller, and The Carrie Diaries, to name a few.  Tom Coll has booked. So has Megan Grocutt. Likewise with Daniel Hepner, Bill Beckwith, Joe Gesuale, Jill Wurzburg, Megan Elliott, Rahmel Reid, Terrence Jenkins, Jeff Joslin, Irene Minko, Max Brand, and so many more of my students/clients. In projects such as Blue Jasmine, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Nurse Jackie, The Fosters, The Good Wife, Win, Win with Paul Giamatti and the new HBO miniseries directed by Todd Haynes with Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce (and yours truly as Maggie Biederhof), plus indie films, TV, stage, and internet productions.

This year has been an embarrassment of riches for us all. May it continue on in all of our lives who read this and want the world to be a richer place by giving audiences food for thought, emotional inspirations, and insights they might not have had before.

Please let me know how your projects are going. I’d love to hear about anything you’re working on. And send me a link to your website or Facebook, ActorsAccess, etc. page. I’ll display it on my Links page. Bravo to you for living your dreams!