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, Beth Melsky Casting
Ashley casts both national and regional commercials (on-camera and voice-overs).
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, Herman Lipson Casting
Barry is co-owner of Herman & Lipson Casting, which has cast over 7500 commercials and commercial print for products that recently included L'Oreal, American Express, MasterCard, Advil, Verizon, Clinique, Mazda, Nintendo, BMW, Kohl's Department Stores, New York Life Insurance, Lipton, and many other top accounts. He also casts for film, television, and theatre. Prior to being a casting director, Barry was a producer for a top fashion commercial director working with every top model in the industry. Herman & Lipson Casting cast for film, TV, theater, commercials, industrials. And...he loves the color purple.
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