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Back to School Casting Directors Workshop

Network and strut your stuff for 6 of NYC's busiest commercial casting directors.

With a small, intimate class size of 12 you will present yourself by reading copy in the relaxed and fun environment that Brooke and Mary provide.

  • Casting Directors:

    David Bellatoni of Beth Melsky Casting

    David Morris of Grande Morris Casting

    Angela Mickey of Liz Lewis Casting

    Lisa Fischoff of BroadCasters

    Mary Callahan of House Casting

    Brooke Thomas of Brooke Thomas Casting

The evening will start with a short interview followed by 2 pieces of commercial copy, provided in advance. Feedback and re-direction is given and is followed by an open Q&A discussion. This is the workshop for you if you are looking to get more auditions.  How can casting directors call you in if they don't know how you handle copy and direction.

All of the casting directors in attendance work on commercials and are always looking for new talent.

Brooke & Mary say: "The reason this workshop is awesome is because it allows the casting directors to see the actor respond to direction. It's a no-brainer, win-win for all. This workshop is always a quick sell-out so sign up fast."

You must have 6 head shots and resumes to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday September 3, 2019 . 7pm-9pm.

Location: Envision Studio, 60 Madison Avenue, Suite 601, NYC

Cost: $200.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 12 students

Please note this is not a pay to play workshop.  Participation does not guarantee employment.

About Your Instructors

David Bellantoni

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.

Lisa Fischoff

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, QVC, Sports, 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.

Angela Mickey

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.

David Morris

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.

Mary Egan Callahan (Host)

Casting Director, House Casting

Brooke Thomas (Host)

Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting

Frequently Asked Questions

From real people to real actors, Casting Loop instructional offerings are for people who are looking to book television commercials and TV programming. Our classes, workshops and events fill up with everyone from curious, unsigned, non-union aspirers looking to get into the business to established actors looking to improve and hone their performance techniques for commercial and TV auditions. While actors, comedians, and improv artists consistently sign up to our classes, we have many, many people from all walks of life, like doctors, lawyers, assistants, housewives, athletes, business professionals, art dealers, etc., etc., etc.

Thousand of our students have taken classes and we see them appearing on ad spots, television shows and film everyday. Some who went on to train for commercials (usually before they got popular) via our class and then rose up the entertainment ladder include: Ben Schwartz (House of Lies), Nick Kroll (The Kroll Show, The League), Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation, Safety Not Required), Bayne Gibby and Jason Mantzoukas (Enlightened), Ed Helms (Daily Show, The Office,The Hangover), Adam Pally (Happy Endings), Jessica St. Clair (Best Friends Forever, Bridesmaids), Rob Huebel (Human Giant, Adult Swim series Childrens Hospital) Michael Nathanson (Side Effects), Kate McKinnon (SNL), Pete Holmes (voice of the E-Trade baby and soon to be host of The Midnight Show with Pete Holmes). ...This is a very small partial list! ...And maybe you’ve seen people in ads that you didn’t know were past students such as comedian Coleman Green (Cablevision pink pixel), actress/songstress Nadia Quinn (Yoplait yogurt), Sara Megan Thomas (wrote and starred in the movie Backwards), Jim Connelly (Amtrak and many other ads). This list goes on and on...

Plans change, we get it. If you book a job or something else comes up we'll try to resell your seat if you notify us 7 or more days prior to the start of the class or workshop. (Go to "Contact Us" to let us know.) But if it's a 7 day or less notice and we can't fill your seat, we won't be able to refund.


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from 7:00pm until 9:00pm


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010


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