Royally Wins NYTVF 2017 Critics Choice Award

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Royally Wins NYTVF 2017 Critics Choice Award

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Over 3,750 pilots submitted.
52 selected for competition...
and Royally won the Critics Choice Award. 

The star of the show and executive producer, Rachel B Joyce also won for Best Actress in a Comedy. Here are some publications that covered the event:

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/manic-new-york-is-dead-winners-new-york-television-festival-1202601807/

http://deadline.com/2017/10/new-york-television-festival-nytvf-2017-winners-pilot-scripts-competition-1202196844/

Thank you to everyone involved with the festival! It was an incredible week and I'm so honored to share this award with everyone involved with Royally.

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Festivals! Festivals! Festivals!

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Festivals! Festivals! Festivals!

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I am incredibly proud to say that my web series, Royally has been accepted into several web series festivals in New York and Philadelphia. Click on the photos below to find out when Royally will be screened and what awards we are up for! I am flying back to New York to attend NYTF the week of October 23rd. I hope to see you there!

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Watch "Royally"!

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Watch "Royally"!

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Season 1 of Royally was released on June 30, 2017.

ALL EPISODES STREAMING NOW! WATCH HERE:

http://www.royallyseries.com/

Royally follows a millennial burnout who strategically starts a princess party company in order to gain access to the wallets, liquor shelves, and medicine cabinets of New York City's most elite parents. Along with her wide-eyed sidekick, she robs unsuspecting mothers blind from Park Slope to Park Avenue, all without ever taking off her wig or tiara. It's like Enchanted meets Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

 

Royally was conceived by Ben Diserens and Rachel B. Joyce, actor/writer/producer/friends splitting their time between NY and LA. Ben Diserens writes the series, Rachel B. Joyce stars as Mel, and Don Downie directs.

 

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The Chaotic Art of Life

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The Chaotic Art of Life

For the next six weeks, I will be rehearsing and performing a play in Sonoma, California! The play is called The Chaotic Art of Life, written by James Jandak Woods. I'm playing the role of Mark, a young artist and art collector. Here's a quick synopsis:

Evan is a copy editor for a small underground newspaper. Mark is an employee at an art gallery. They share an apartment in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC. When Mark brings home an art installation titled The Fractal Dissonance of Clothing with Ladder and plants it in the middle of the living room, their disharmonious relationship erupts into open hostility. The ensuing battle around art - along with the arrival of a young fashion design student as a roommate and mother appearing on the scene - forces the two men to confront their inhibitions around art, love, and life. Featuring a talented ensemble from the North Bay, Chicago, and Los Angeles - this world premiere is written and directed by James Jandak Wood (author of A Modern Encounter).

The show opens April 21 and runs until May 7. If you're in the Bay Area, come check out the show and enjoy the best that wine country has to offer. Click here for tickets

But wait! There's more! If you get tickets for opening weekend, use the PROMO CODE: ACTOR to get a great 2-for-1 deal. Pocket the savings and spend it on another glass of Zin. Cheers!

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Lesly Kahn & Judy Kain

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Lesly Kahn & Judy Kain

I have finally begun taking Lesly Kahn's November Comedy Intensive! The class focuses on auditioning for comedy shows and includes a pretty intense schedule (hence the term "intensive"). I'm already loving Lesly and her all star team.

I have also started Judy Kain's Commercial Class which meets over the next four weeks, focusing on auditioning for commercials and connecting us with casting directors in Los Angeles.

November is already off to a great start!

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Los Angeles and ATB

What a crazy summer! I have officially moved out west and relocated to my home state in the city of Los Angeles. More specifically, I have moved to the town of Culver City (backyard and fire pit pictured below). It goes without saying that after living in New York City for eight years I am going to miss it, however I plan on being as bicoastal as Humanly possible.  

Adding to the big changes from this summer, I have recently signed with ATB Talent Agency! I've been lucky enough to have met everyone in both the LA and NY office and I could not have asked to be represented by better people. 

I'm so excited to start this next chapter of my life and my career. I plan on ending the final half of 2016 with a bang! MANY MORE UPDATES TO COME. 

STAY TUNED!

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The Yearbook

Ben co-starred in the web series The Yearbook which premiered in April. Watch every episode below.

About The Yearbook

We meet Jack, wandering through prison, spinning us a tale of his regretful incarceration. We dive head first into his story where we meet his four closest friends - Julius, Marcus, Tony and Will. THE YEARBOOK is a Caged Original written and directed by J. Ian Sample.

Ben Diserens in The Yearbook

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Welcome to the new BenDiserens.com

The website has been reimagined, redesigned and revamped! Welcome to the new BenDiserens.com. With the help of my friend Dan Durkin, the website has been given a new look for the new year. You'll be able to view production photos, selected videos and my complete cannon of writing. I have also recently uploaded my latest video, "Sexy Snapchat" which costars my friend and partner in crime Patrick Fleury

So take a look around and feel free to sign up for updates in the "contact" page. There you can sign up for my messages and updates using mail...crimp? 

Oh, chimp. MailChimp.

So keep an eye out. 2015 is already shaping up to be another busy year.

-Ben

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