“Suzanne changed my life. She taught me everything.”

Keltie Knight  – ET/Entertainment Tonight Correspondent

Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops

Carolyne Barry / Sena-Series Hosting Program – the only comprehensive hosting program in Los Angeles taught by successful, working hosts!

Led by Suzanne Sena, Emmy-nominated TV Host and creator of the Sena-Series Hosting Workshops and Teleprompter Training Techniques ( – this comprehensive hosting CAREER training program is like no other in the country. Whether you are an actor interested in supplementing your income with hosting opportunities or someone with a dream of being a working, full-time host – this program will prepare you for a multitude of opportunities.

In Hosting 1, participants receive hands-on, on-camera training with an overview of several genres of the hosting industry. With an emphasis on auditioning, this informative class focuses on hosting basics, but also explores a wide range of hosting career options.

Graduates of Hosting 1 can continue to advance their training in Hosting 2, which focuses on specialized skills like broadcasting, news, sports-casting and teleprompter training. Additionally, level 2 addresses career development: headshots, marketing, agents, websites, reels. Students who are interested in a specialized, tailored curriculum but cannot afford private training, can also enroll in Suzanne Sena’s Career Intensive.Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops



Hosted by Carolyne Barry Acting Academy and Suzanne Sena.

Meet our Hosting teachers and discover which hosting careers are a fit for you. Learn about entertainment reporting, shopping channel hosting, reality shows, co-hosting, auditioning, talk show opportunities and more. Volunteers will be brought up for on-the-spot coaching.

  • Teachers: Suzanne Sena, Michael Thieling
  • Seating is limited.

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Hosting Award

In this comprehensive workshop taught by Suzanne Sena and Michael Thieling, you’ll develop hosting tools, learn audition skills and booking techniques. You will work on-camera each class, then take your video home to study. You will explore a range of hosting opportunities: entertainment reporting, talk show, live events, home shopping presenting, games shows, reality and AfterBuzz  ­– and discover which is the best fit for you.

In this Sena-series workshop you’ll develop the skills and expertise needed to confidently do well at auditions and book the jobs plus the knowledge to create your hosting career.

  • This class is a prerequisite to Hosting 2
  • Instructors: Suzanne Sena, Michael Thieling*
  • 16 students
  • On-camera each week
  • $ 450 for this 6 week workshop (7.00-10.00 pm each class)

*Note: Our coaches are working hosts. In the event that a professional booking makes them unable to teach a class, a qualified sub may step in.

Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops



In this comprehensive workshop taught by Emmy-nominated host  Suzanne Sena and Michael Thieling, you’ll learn professional skills and techniques that will take your hosting career to the next level. Four weeks with Michael covering: Game shows, Live Event Moderator/Host, Press Junket, Panel Discussion, and TelePrompTer – using Suzanne’s own personal method of marking your scripts. Setting you up to become a prompter pro! On the fifth week, you’ll receive a review and feedback from Suzanne as she covers the business of the business.

Students who have successfully completed Hosting 1 are eligible to take Hosting 2. If you have studied privately with Suzanne or have prior hosting experience, you may be eligible to start with Hosting 2.

  • Instructors: Suzanne Sena and Michael Thieling*
  • 15 students
  • TelePrompter Training and Business Tools
  • $ 450 for this 5 week workshop (7.00-10.00 pm each class)
  • classes will be at Suzanne’s training studio in Sherman Oaks

*Note: In the event that a teacher has a booking that conflicts with a class, an industry professional may substitute.

Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops



Graduates of Hosting I or II are invited to keep up their career momentum by joining our Summer Tune Up. Further develop and fine-tune banter skills, co-hosting skills, and auditioning skills with this spectacular summer opportunity. Four week class with bonus fifth class two weeks after completion, featuring the entire Sena Series coaching Team!

  • Prerequisite: Hosting 1 or Hosting 2
  • 16 students
  • On-camera each week
  • $225 for 4 weeks + 1 bonus class (7.00-10.00 pm; no make-up classes)

Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops



This approval-required workshop taught by Suzanne is a “professionals” weekend
intensive that prepares participants for their chosen careers in hosting. Each student is provided with a personally-tailored curriculum specific to his or her areas of interest. Teleprompter work, co-hosting, microphone techniques are included as well as a mock talk-show. Class takes place on a Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday… and culminates with performances by students and feedback from an industry guest expert.

  • Instructor Suzanne Sena (national news anchor and tv host) and Industry Guest Expert
  • 17 students (by invitation only)
  • $575 for this weekend intensive

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Frank MoranTBA

Graduates of Hosting I or II are invited to keep up their practice by joining our Weekly Workouts. Host/Improviser Frank Moran takes the helm, fine-tuning banter skills, co-hosting skills, and auditioning skills. Students work on developing stronger ad-lib skills and are provided a choice of scripts in various genres, and can bring material they want to work on (upcoming auditions, etc). Sena-Series founder Suzanne Sena and hosting coach Jonathan Sterritt step in on occasion, and students have the opportunity to work on co-hosting skills with these working professionals.

Students completing a course of Weekly Workouts are eligible for special “drop in” rates and discounts on private coaching.

  • Instructor: Frank Moran
  • 10 students
  • 6 weeks

Carolyne Barry Hosting Workshops


Suzanne passes to her students a passion and dedication to the art of hosting. She’s like none other in this town.
Amy Rogg , Student and Host

After taking Level 1 and 2 of the Sena Series Hosting Workshop, I booked a travel road-trip show! I credit Suzanne Sena with this booking; if it weren’t for the ad-libbing, pacing, presence, and technical skills Suzanne Sena taught me, I would not have been prepared to audition for such a program.
Natalia Fedner, Student, Actress and Host

Suzanne is the perfect mix of coach, businesswoman and cheerleader for her students and is nothing short of amazing. Her teleprompter training was an added bonus and priceless. I respect her and I am thankful that I was lucky enought to train with her. Bottom line, if you want to be a host, you must train with Suzanne. 100% worth it. 
Keltie Colleen, Student, Choreographer and Host

After one week of finishing Suzanne’s hosting workshop, I booked a job as host of lifestyle show in a Walmart industrial. I booked this job due to everything I learned in Suzanne’s workshop.
Ana Lilia, Student, Actress and Host

The word on the street is that your hosting classes are the place to be!
Hannah Lee-Rivera Actress

“I have represented 57 academy award winners and there is not even one who could not have benefitted from the work of Suzanne Sena.”
Michael Levine –Hollywood Publicists and Best Selling Author

“Thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher. I truly have learned much more about hosting and felt this our class was more of a private coaching session. My last hosting class had almost 40 students, so I appreciated the smaller size and attention we each received. … I truly looked forward to your classes and preparing for them- it was the highlight of my week.” “… such a positive experience”
Diane Yoo – Student

“…this class has been invaluable.”
Brian Vestal – Student