Frequently Asked Questions
I want to find out more about the benefits of Workshop Guru before I become a member. How do I do that?
Check out our product tour video, and contact us if you have any questions! Keep in mind that you can try our Yearly Membership for 30 full days, and if you don't love it, you can get your money back!
I just became a Workshop Guru member. What do I do now?
- Check the schedule and find a workshop for a casting director, agent or manager you want to meet this month
- Write reviews for workshop companies whose classes you have attended
- Write reviews for casting directors you met recently in workshops
- Read reviews that interest you
- Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook to stay updated on new features and referral rewards!
How can I be sure my real identity will never be revealed when I write reviews of casting directors?
Where does the Workshop Guru get information?
Our team holds memberships with all the workshop companies, and we have access to the best sites in the business for procuring accurate information. We pay the membership fees so you don’t have to pay for anything until you actually want to book a workshop!
How often does the Workshop Guru update the workshop schedule?
Our team updates the schedule for each company every 72 hours, even though most companies only publish their calendars once a month. We want our members have the most accurate information, even when schedules change due to cancellations and late calendar additions.
What kinds of workshops does the Workshop Guru publish?
We cover workshops taught by industry professionals who work in casting, or as talent agents and talent managers. We currently cover the Los Angeles and New York markets, and we publish online workshops as well. We do not currently cover acting classes taught by non-casting professionals, or other kinds of general acting workshops.
I love The Workshop Guru! How do I share this with my friends?
Thank you! The more the merrier! Our power grows and the quality of our information improves as our community of actors expands. Please spread the word on your social networks and email your friends.
Sample Twitter language:
Sample Facebook language:
LA and NYC actor friends, you can see real-time reviews of casting directors and workshop company schedules at www.TheWorkshopGuru.com. If you want to meet casting, or need an agent or manager, get in on it now!
Sample email language:
“Hey, guys. I’ve been using a service for actors called Workshop Guru that saves actors time and money on casting director workshops. A subscription gets you access to all the casting, agent and manager workshop schedules in one place. It also features honest reviews written by fellow actors of workshop studios and casting directors who teach workshops. And it’s really a no-brainer, because you can try the yearly membership for 30 days, and if you don’t like it, you get your money back. Check it out at www.theworkshopguru.com, and let me know what you think!”
Can I put a link to The Workshop Guru on my website or blog?
Of course!! We appreciate your help in spreading the word about the Guru.
Are the reviews on the site moderated or filtered in any way?
All reviews are moderated before they are published. Reviews containing overly harsh statements or profanity are rejected at the discretion of the Guru team. Please be straightforward in your praise and criticism. If you find that any aspect of a workshop can use improvement, please phrase your feedback respectfully and constructively. See our Code of Conduct for more information.
I know of a Los Angeles or New York workshop company that is not yet in the workshop company directory on Workshop Guru. What should I do?
How can I get a discount on a Workshop Guru membership?
You can save almost 55% on the monthly fee of $9.97 by purchasing an annual membership for $54.00 (instead of $119.64).
How can I upgrade from a monthly membership to an annual membership?
Select the Yearly Subscription option from the pricing page and be sure to use the same email address on your Monthly account. Your account will be switched over, and you will no longer be billed every month.
How do I cancel my Workshop Guru membership?
When there are multiple prices for a workshop (by membership level for example), which price does The Workshop Guru publish?
Some workshop companies ask actors to pay yearly fees for “premium memberships.” The actors who pay for these memberships get “discounts” on workshops. The Workshop guru schedule lists the highest base price, assuming you haven’t paid any additional fees. If you qualify for a lower price for some reason, you may end up paying less than the listed price for a workshop.
I’m an actor, so is my subscription to Workshop Guru a tax-deductible expense?
Why yes it is, in most cases!! Be sure to verify with a tax professional.
Can I use Workshop Guru if I work as an actor outside Los Angeles or New York City?
Can I give a Workshop Guru subscription as a gift?
My question hasn’t been answered. What’s the best way to reach The Workshop Guru team?