Casting Director, Beth Melsky Casting
I started casting in Los Angeles in 1994 and moved back home to New York to continue my work in the business in 2005. I’ve worked on a wide variety of projects such as national network commercials, network promos, political ads, feature films, short films, documentaries, corporate industrials, music videos, PSA’s, webisodes and voice-overs for both TV and radio spots. Some of the directors I’ve worked with include: David Fincher, Tom Hooper, Tony Scott, Peter Berg, John Singleton, Doug Liman, Phil Morrison, and Errol Morris. I’m currently a Casting Director with one of the busiest companies in New York, Beth Melsky Casting. I’ve guest lectured at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The Actor’s Green Room, The Actor’s Connection, ACT NOW, Weist-Barron, One on One and Paul Michael’s The Network NYC. I’m also a frequent contributor to Backstage’s “Commercial Break” Advice column.
Casting Director, Broadcasters
Lisa Fischoff is the co-founder of the very busy casting office, Broadcasters. Broadcasters is the sole casting division of Audio Engine, LLC. recording studio in Manhattan. She was formerly at Liz Lewis Casting Partners for 7 years and left in 2005 to start Broadcasters with another alumni of Liz Lewis Casting, Stacy Seidel Tea. Broadcasters casts a huge variety of projects for on camera and voice over commercials. They also cast for hosting, print and industrials. One of the areas Broadcasters is immersed in the area of casting for various types of hosts. She has cast for hosts for such clients as People.com, QVC, Sports Illustrated.com and Disney, just to name a few. Since beginning Broadcasters over 6 years ago, some examples of the various jobs she cast for are; Time, Inc., QVC, People magazine, Guitar Hero, FlexPen, Verizon, Chase, Macy’s, Burger King, Heineken, eBay, Jaguar, Oreck, Puma, BP, and hundreds of other campaigns.
Casting Director, Liz Lewis Casting
Angela is the Managing Director of Casting for Liz Lewis Casting Partners and has been there for over ten years casting on-camera commercials, V/O's, TV, Film, and theater. Recent commercial projects include: Truvia, Comcast, Verizon Fios, MTV, Plavix, Lowes, Victoria's Secret, Rockband 2, All Bran, Toyota, Holiday Inn Express, and many promos for Comedy Central.
Casting Director, Grande/Morris Casting
After 5 years at Telsey + Company, David has recently joined forces with Fay Grande to form Grande/Morris Casting. David casts on camera commercials, voice overs and industrials and is always looking for innovative, creative, new actors. Recent commercials include: Time Warner Cable, TD Ameritrade, Cognizant, Papa John's, Verizon, Ikea, Fanta, Stouffer's. David also cast his first feature film last year "No Retreat" which is currently in production. Most recently, he's cast short films "Brain Off" and "Feral Mix." David is an adjunct professor at Pace University and a proud alum of NYU/Tisch.
Rachel Silver Damanti
Casting Director, Don Case Casting
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Rachel came to New York via Syracuse University where she earned her degree in Drama. Upon her arrival in NYC, Rachel dove into the entertainment agency, learning the ropes working in a theatrical agency with actors working all over Broadway. She moved into the commercial world, working for two of New York’s top commercial agencies representing both children and adults for on-camera commercials, voiceovers, and radio. Rachel transitioned into casting when she joined Donald Case Casting in 2008. During her time with Don Case Casting, Rachel has cast hundreds of commercials, matching talent of all types and ages to the right projects.
Mary Egan Callahan (Host)
Casting Director, House Casting
Brooke Thomas (Host)
Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting