MODERATING
Michael is a skilled and dynamic moderator of group panels or one-on-one interviews on tape or in front of a live audience.
 He brings humor and depth to his questions and creates an environment that allows panelists to relax and open up. 
An intimate discussion with one of Hollywood's most acclaimed creators, David Milch (Deadwood, Luck, NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues, LA Law, and John from Cincinatti) as he gives insight into how great television gets made and, more importantly, how actors can best integrate into that process.
Maximize your booking potential by knowing how to master taped auditions. Panelists include: Casting directors Kerry Barden (The Help, Mirror Mirror, Se7en) and Rick Pagano (Hotel Rwanda, X-Men, 24), Actor/Director Richie Keen (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, ‘Til Death, Boston Legal) and Breakdowns Express founder Gary Marsh.
Getting Cast - a Casting Panel at ACTRA in LA
Moderated by Michael D. Cohen
For the second year in a row, Michael moderated a panel for ACTRA in L.A.  The theme was "Getting Cast" and featured casting directors April Webster (multiple Star Wars and Star Trek films, Mission: Impossible), Christian Kaplan, Sr. VP Casting, Fox Studios (Ice Age, Deadpool, Logan), and  Sara Isaacson (Manifest, The Mentalist, Bates Motel, Fringe). 
Michael pitched, curated and moderated this panel on "Casting Character Actors" for the SAG Foundation. Panelists included Dorian Frankel (Veep, Baskets, Knocked Up), Eric Souliere (American Horror Story, 9-1-1, Law and Order True Crime), and Carol Goldwasser (Cousins for Life, Hannah Montana, Austin & Ally). 

Michael was honored to moderate this stellar panel of Canadians – Molly Parker (House of Cards, Lost in Space), Lyriq Bent (She's Gotta Have it, The Book of Negroes)  and Neve Campbell (House of Cards, Scream movies) for the Canadian actors union annual ACTRA in LA event at the Beverly Hilton. The panel gave generous advice on how to excel at television series work.

 

 

Panelists: Christina Morales Hemenway (Writer/Director), Andy Wolf (Producer/Actor), Debra Wilson (Actor),  James Duval (Actor) and Kelly Perine (Actor). 

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