Current Classes

Workshops focused on Television Hosting and Broadcasting - Los Angeles



March             Ongoing TV Hosting Class - Space Available
March             Advanced TV Hosting Class - Space Available
March             Green Screen Shoot Class - Space Available
April                Out And About Shoot Class - Space Available



Ongoing TV Hosting Class - March
Wednesdays from 7pm - 10pm (4 Wednesday nights - March 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th)
Taught by Maureen Browne
Fee: $300.00
(Registration is CLOSED by 5pm the day prior to class start date)

This class is for beginners and students who have some experience in hosting.

Each week this fun class will be covering numerous different topics from single host copy, co-hosting, red carpets, hosting reels, branding, marketing yourself and much much more taught by Casting Director and Media Coach, Maureen Browne.

Maureen actively casts for hosts and experts for network TV shows (ABC, CBS, E!, Style, GSN) and for the web. She only looks for the best and can help you be your best. She is professional, caring and respectful of all students who come thru her doors. Come and learn in a positive, relaxing and always fun environment. In our classes, you will receive personalized attention and practical feedback. Space is limited!!

If you don't want to pay via credit card and would prefer to send a check, please send payment to: Initiative Talent Group 10524 W. Pico Blvd., #209, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Please note, no seat is held until payment is received. Any questions, email [email protected].

We look forward to working with you!

"This seminar is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field." 

No makeups allowed - no refund for missed classes.



Advanced TV Hosting Class - March
Mondays from 7pm - 10pm (4 Monday nights - March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th)
Taught by Maureen Browne & special guest teachers
Fee: $300.00
(Registration is CLOSED by 5pm the day prior to class start date.)

Prerequisite: Students must be accepted into this course – either from being a prior student or via your hosting reel / footage. Please submit your reel to: [email protected]

Can you think on your toes? Can you handle a cold read? Do you have the skills that it takes to host a game / competition / clip show? Could you host a live show?

This is the class you need to really make the transition from amateur to professional. You’ll work with an IFB (a must have for any live hosting), Teleprompter and more. You'll really learn what's to be expected of you in the audition room.

For questions / reel submissions, please email [email protected].

"This seminar is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field."

No makeups allowed - no refund for missed classes.



Green Screen Shoot Class - March
Sunday, March 9th – Check with us for available times
By Maureen Browne
Fee: $150 for 50 minutes (a $100 deposit is required in order to hold your space)

Do you need some greenscreen / teleprompter footage to add to your reel? If you're an expert, do you need footage to show that you really know your stuff? For hosts, teleprompter is a skill that you should be showing on your reel. You can also shoot pieces for your webisodes, tutorials, etc. You write your own copy so you're really connecting with the material and showcasing your skills and personality.

We'll be shooting on an HD camera with professional sound and lighting. You'll arrive "camera ready" and bring a change of outfits if needed. Maureen will be there to coach you on your delivery and make sure you get a nice, clean take. Please note, this fee is for footage only - no editing is included.

For inquiries or to register, please email: [email protected].



"Out And About Shoot" - April
Date: Saturday, April 12th
Total Fee: $450.00
Secure your spot with a deposit of $225 now. The remainder will be paid on the day of the shoot.

Shoot your hosting reel on location!

We take a small group out on the town (4 people maximum) and shoot in fun locations to make for a quality reel. You come up with your own segments based on the kinds of shows you can see yourself hosting and you write your own copy (or we can help you). You'll get on-the-spot coaching so you're delivering your best. You'll also learn how to produce your pieces and get a real in-field shooting experience. We have a 5-D camera so your footage looks fantastic. At the end of the shoot, you own all the footage so you can take it to your own editor or use our editor. This shoot is great for TV Experts as well..

To Sign Up, or for further Questions, please email [email protected].

Initiative Talent Group - Out & About Shoot Preview

Out & About - Testimonials

"Working with Maureen on the Out and About was a wonderful experience! I would truly recommend it to anyone who is looking to film their demo reel. Since you'll be writing your own segments and booking your own interviews, it gives you a hands on experience! Not only that Maureen is there critiquing your delivery every step of the way to make sure it's the best it can be. The quality of the equipment used is also very good. The visual and sound turn out perfect! I couldn't be happier with the footage and the experience." - Ayodele Elise

"Shooting the Out and About with Maureen and Kevin was a breeze. Maureen gives you her full attention and, lets face it, her coaching is priceless. Kevin is sure to make you look and sound like a pro. They are constantly giving you helpful tips while still letting you be yourself and have the footage that you envisioned. The video quality is the best I've seen and they were able to truly capture who I am. Thank you Maureen and Kevin!!!!" - Olivia de Bortoli

"Maureen, coupled with Kevin, and an Out & About shoot, is a recipe for success! And, whatever you do, make sure Kevin edits your footage... You won't be disappointed!" - Alexandria Holland

"Shooting with Maureen and Kevin Lee is both a smooth and fun endeavor, done with professionalism and efficiency while also ensuring top-notch results. Maureen's strong coaching talents combine with her easy-going demeanor to make the process fun and rewarding, and working with Kevin means working with a videographer who will make you look, sound, and feel your best on camera. The results speak for themselves, and I'm glad I made the move to work with Maureen!" - Bobby DeMuro - Host

"Maureen's Out and About Shoot was great -- a lot of personal attention and a lot of fun. Most importantly, Maureen and cameraman Josh, have numerous years of experience not only guiding you towards a top-quality reel, but also have a professional eye for what casting directors are looking for in your reel. They were able to capture my personal essence ... thank you!!" - Dani Murtagh

"This seminar is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field."

No makeups allowed - no refund for missed classes.