• HOST: Erik Lingvall
  • GUESTS: Jami Rudofsky + Erica Arvold + Jaron Matthews + Jacob Lawson
  • DATE: Thursday, May 14th
  • TIME: 5-6 pm EST
  • AGES: All
  • LOCATION: Virtual via Zoom
  • Capacity: Unlimited

Free Virtual Forum | Audition Update

Join Catapult Acting founder Erik Lingvall and a panel of top LA and ATL industry pros as they discuss the current status of TV/Film auditions and what the future looks like. This online forum, held via ZOOM, will be an opportunity to get an updated perspective of those who are immersed in the audition process, and a chance for actors to submit questions for the panel to answer live!


NOTE: This virtual forum will be held on Zoom and is available for actors and non-actors alike, from anywhere in the world. We are currently offering a number of virtual experiences for our clients. Registration is required to participate in this and all other events.



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Meet your guests:


Jami Rudofsky

LA Casting Director

Jami Rudofsky has been casting television, film and theatre in Los Angeles for over 20 years. Casting Credits include the original Gilmore Girls/CW and Gilmore Girls A Year In The Life/NETFLIX, Masters of Sex/SHOWTIME, EMMY nominated Conversations in LA/AMAZON, and Stargate Origins/MGM. Jami has been the Resident Casting Director and Artistic Associate at the award winning Celebration Theatre for 13 years. Jami’s background in casting, teaching, and in acting gives her a great understanding of the plight of the working actor. She approaches her work with actors from a place of deep respect and spirited collaboration.


Erica Arvold

casting director + producer

Erica Arvold, owner and CEO of arvold., has spent 30 years as a casting director, educator, speaker, producer, writer, director and an advocate for artists. Erica has contributed to, participated in, or helmed the making of over 140 films, 85 television shows, and countless multimedia & commercial projects. Her company arvold. is headquartered in Charlottesville, VA and has offices in Atlanta, GA.


Jaron Matthews

Talent Agent

Jaron Matthews started his career in the entertainment industry by enrolling in an internship program in Los Angeles while earning his degree at the University of Georgia. After working hard and proving himself amongst his peers, he was offered a position at J Pervis Talent Agency.

As he began his work at J Pervis Talent Agency, his thirst for knowledge and his ability to provide top notch customer service allowed him to excel. Through continuous research and dedication to high quality work, Jaron was offered the position as Joy Pervis’ assistant after eight months of working for J Pervis Talent Agency. He continues to study under Joy to better understand how to spot talent and what casting directors look for when booking talent.

Jaron has assisted Joy with different projects such as Stranger Things, Chicago PD, Outsiders, Star, The Quad, Underground, and many more.


Jacob Lawson

Talent Agent

Jacob graduated from the University in 2011 and began working for Privilege Talent Agency shortly after it’s inception in 2013. After working under the original owner for two years, Jacob took over ownership of the company in 2015, at which point Corey began working for the agency. Since then, Privilege has focused on maintaining a boutique sized roster focusing on their actors as individuals; encouraging constant training with the goal of pushing local and regional talent to develop into artists that are ready to compete on a national level.

Meet your HOST:

Erik Lingvall

Acting coach

Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.”   Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give,Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.

NOTE: This virtual seminar is not exclusive to parents in Atlanta, as we are currently offering a number of online experiences for young actors.


check back here often for our most up to date virtual offerings.