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Casting Director Workshop

Meet and network with these busy NYC casting directors.  

Show your talent and network with 6 commercial casting directors in this 2-hour workshop, hosted by Brooke & Mary. You will present yourself by reading copy in the relaxed and fun environment that Brooke and Mary provide.  All of the casting directors in attendance are the people who call actors in for commercial auditions at the busiest casting offices in New York City.

If casting directors don't know who you are and what you can do, how will they ever bring you in?  After this evening casting directors will know who you are, what you look like and most importantly what you can do on-camera.  Brooke and Mary designed this night to offer you the opportunity to expand your knowledge of some of NYC's commercial casting directors as well as be seen, get recognized and GET CALLED IN!  

The evening will start with a short interview followed by 2 pieces of commercial copy, provided in advance.  Feedback and re-direction is given by the guest casting directors as well as Brooke and Mary.  There will also be an opportunity for an open Q&A discussion. You must have 6 headshots and resumes to attend.  Beverages and snacks will be provided.  You must have experience working on-camera with cue cards to attend.

Brooke &  Mary say: "Not only is this class beneficial...it's crazy fun!  It sells out fast so jump on it."

Date: May 7, 2018.  7pm-9pm

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

Cost: $275.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 10 students.

Please note this is not a pay to play workshop.  Participation in no way guarantees work.  This is an opportunity to receive constructive advice on commercial auditions.

About Your Instructors

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 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.

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.

Abby Salzberg

Casting assistant, Stacy Gallo Casting

Stacy Gallo Casting is one of the busiest NYC casting offices. They work on a variety of projects, including many national network commercials for notable directors and clients. Some of their most memorable and award-winning spots include: New York Lottery "Little Bit of Luck," Tribeca Film Festival, CNN.com, Virgin Atlantic, Visa, Febreeze, Applegate Farms, Kayak.com, Careerbuilder.com *Superbowl Campaign, and ESPN.

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.

Workshop$275

May
7
Sold Out

from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Location


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010

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