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Auditioning and Networking with 8 Top NYC Commercial Casting Directors

Show your stuff, get feedback and connect with the people who have the power to bring you in for auditions.

Show your talent and network with 8 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 deciding who should be seen for auditions.  They are the ones dealing directly with the ad agency and director as well as talent agents.  

If casting directors don't know who you are how are you every going to get into their offices for an audition?  After this evening they will know who you are, what you look like and most importantly what you can do on-camera.  This workshop is beneficial to both represented and non represented talent.  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 casting directors followed by an open Q&A discussion.  You must have 8 headshots and resumes to attend.  Beverages and snacks will be provided.

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

Date: Monday, March 10, 2016 from 7-9pm

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

Cost: $275.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 14 students

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 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, QVC, Sports 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.

Ashley Marshall

Casting Director, Beth Melsky Casting

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

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.

Barry Shapiro

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.

Fay Shumsey

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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