Mark Paladini, CSA
Head of the M.A. in Theatre
Professor Paladini teaches in both the Department of Theatre Arts and Department of Cinema-Television at Regent University specializing in screen acting, auditioning, actor coaching and the Uta Hagen approach to acting. A renowned film and television casting director, he is currently the co-executive producer of several internationally produced independent feature films.
Professor Paladini began his professional training as an actor in New York, studying with the highly influential acting teacher Uta Hagen and appearing in the world premiere of Ain Gordon's End Over End. His entry into the casting world involved directing hundreds of commercial auditions for a group of innovative New York commercial casting directors in the 1980s. His casting credits include major motion pictures such as The Mask, Spy Hard and Mortal Kombat. Television credits include Babylon 5 and Beverly Hills, 90210. At Regent he teaches courses on screen acting, scene study, text analysis, the Hagen approach, advanced directing, improvisation and musical theatre.
The actor's craft is developed through a process of understanding the building blocks of human behavior through self-observation, continuing through experimentation in studio work and culminating in the life-long journey toward growth and mastery through practical experience. The key to success in any field is to work hard, to rigorously apply the intellect to appropriate tasks and to contribute to a positive working environment, no matter the circumstances.
B.A. University of Washington, Seattle, 1982
Fields of Expertise
- Screen Acting