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Lucky 7 Casting Director Workshop

Network and strut your stuff for 7 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:

    Ashley Marshall & Marisa Cucuzza of Beth Melsky Casting

    Fay Shumsey Grande & David Morris of Grande Morris Casting

    Stacy Seidel Tea 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.

BONUS: Stacy Seidel Tea does a ton of voice over castings and you will be able to forward your VO reel onto her after this workshop.

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 7 head shots and resumes to attend. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Date: Tuesday July 18th 7pm-9pm.

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

Cost: $250.00

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

Marisa Cucuzza

Casting Director, Beth Melsky Casting

Marisa has been a casting director at Beth Melsky Casting for 4 years. She specializes in union and nonunion casting, including casting commercials with real people, comedy and improv performers, Spanish talent, and models. Beth Melsky Casting was winner of a Cannes Gold Lion in Production Craft award for casting.

Ashley Marshall

Casting Director, Beth Melsky Casting

Ashley casts both national and regional commercials (on-camera and voice-overs).

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.

Stacy Seidel Tea

Casting Director, Broadcasters

Stacy is the co-founder of the very busy casting office, Broadcasters which is the casting division of Audio Engine a recording studio in NYC. Prior to starting Broadcasters with fellow CD Lisa Fischoff, she was the managing director at Liz Lewis Casting. Broadcasters does a ton of voice-over casting as well as on-camera commercial casting. Some of their clients include 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.

Fay Shumsey Grande

Casting Director, Grande/Morris Casting

Fay Shumsey is the former in-house casting director for award-winning production company Hungry Man. Since starting her career at Hungry Man she has worked on many notable Super Bowl commercials and award-winning campaigns. Some of her most recent clients include American Express, Bud Light, Microsoft, NY Lotto, Kraft, and Snickers. Grande/Morris Casting specializes in commercial, digital, promotional, short film, and television casting. Fay Shumsey prides herself on constantly calling in fresh faces and new talent. She also hopes to one day be the star of her own hit reality TV show on Bravo!

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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