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 co-founder and co-owner of one of the busiest voice over casting offices in NYC, Broadcasters LLC. She began her commercial casting career at Liz Lewis Casting Partners in the late 90’s. After several years as a casting director at LLCP, she left in 2005 with another alum of LLCP, Stacy Seidel Tea to open Broadcasters. 12 years later they have garnered a reputation for being one of the best casting offices to audition for in NYC. Broadcasters also casts out of Los Angeles for both celebrity and scale voice over projects. She also casts for on camera commercials, hosts, print and industrial projects. Lisa has tremendous knowledge with regard to commercial talent here in NYC and loves meeting new talent. Broadcasters is always looking for new talent in both the Union and Non Union pool of actors in New York and Los Angeles. They also cast foreign language voice over projects in every language imaginable and utilize Actors Access and Breakdown Express often to find these rare and very specific talent. Some of the well known campaigns/commercial brands Lisa has cast for are BNY Mellon, JP Morgan Chase, Grey Goose, Shock Top Beer, Lincoln, Budweiser, Feed America, Wheat Thins, Skittles, Direct TV, AT&T, Seamless, Birchbox, Panera, EOS Lip Balm, Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Shea Moisture, Humira, Lyrica, Band-Aid, Neosporin, FDA and PSA spots and hundreds more. In addition, Lisa heads the hosting department at Broadcasters. She has cast for such clients as People.com, QVC, Sports Illustrated.com, Disney, Giorgio Armani, and Newtons just to name a few. Lisa Fischoff is asked to speak/meet new talent by several commercial acting schools in the city for both on camera and voice over instruction/advice. She runs an intensive on voice over instruction and works with talent looking to find out more about the voice over process. She has been teaching for over a decade helping those who need guidance with the voice over process, current trends, and technical instruction.
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