The Network Studios (TNS) is a professional recording studio based in Los Angeles, specializing in Podcasts, VODcasts and Voice-Over production. We are a services company producing a variety of original programming, including such genres as talk entertainment, sports, food, health, parenting, relationships, comedy and social/political commentary. The Network Studios was founded in January of 2013.
CEO, Business Development
Mike has over 20 years of experience dealing with all things media-related, including website development, video and audio production, mobile apps and print work. He’s produced over 300 websites for businesses and individuals, including some high profile clients in the entertainment industry. Mike has created several companies to fulfill the different needs that have arisen over the years. These companies include, “Mike Casentini Design (1994-2013),” a website design business specializing in custom website solutions. He’s also the founder of My Fault Films (2006-Current), a video production company specializing in short and feature-length film production as well as Television and Internet distribution. Mike’s role at The Network Studios is to oversee all aspects of the business, as well as working directly with the talent in both development, production and post production. Mike personally creates each individual show’s website, and manages the maintenance of the site’s content and applications. Mike is also responsible for managing all revenue-generating realities, including sponsorships, subscriptions, affiliates and other monetizing services and solutions.
Studio Manager, Engineer
Rena-Marie has over 25 years of voice-over, broadcast and podcasting experience. She began as an on-air radio personality in 1990 and has since been lending her signature voice to television and radio promotions, commercials, documentaries, industrial/web narrations and interactive games. On television, she’s been heard on NBC, HGTV, TLC, DIY Network, The Weather Channel, MGM HD, Discovery Fit and Health and The CW. In radio imaging, she can be heard on Mad Dog Sports Radio (SiriusXM 82), KYSR/Los Angeles, WAAF/Boston, KJR/Seattle, KMYI/San Diego, WMMS/Cleveland and many others. Her history with podcasting dates back to 2005, when she was co-host of the first-ever independent music podcast, “The Bandtrax Podcast,” on Adam Curry’s network. She is the Session Engineer for The Network Studios, making sure the talent are comfortable, their audio levels are correct and the equipment and software is functioning properly. She also lends her voice to many of our Podcasts.
Administration, Show Producer
Conor is currently a student at Cal-State Northridge’s Mike Curb College of Arts, Media, and Communication, majoring in Cinema and Television Arts with an emphasis in Screenwriting. He is also an avid podcast listener and huge fan of the art form. Conor takes on many roles as an intern, helping with administrative needs as well as learning new skills like management and Podcast production. He assists in all areas of business and production from doing weekly website updates and social media posts, to editing content. Conor is a vital asset to the business, a diligent learner and a hard worker. He is also a Podcaster and an aspiring stand-up comedian. He’s responsible for his very own Podcast called, “Generation Why?,” which is an opinion piece, 5-10 minutes in length, with a focus on political or social satire.
Vallerie is our Social Media Manager. She has an extensive background in Public Relations and Marketing with an emphasis on strategic utilization of social media for maximum effectiveness and growth. She is personable and warm, with a quick wit, and she is excellent at what she does. In addition to handling The Network Studios’ social media, she is available for hire to any of our clients who would like to have her socialize their Podcast. She offers several different affordable plans and options; to learn more about them, visit our ‘Services’ page and scroll down to ‘Socializing’.