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Auditioning and Networking with 6 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 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 deciding who should be seen for audtions.  They are the ones dealing directly with the ad agency and director as well as talent agents.  

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 6 headshots and resumes to attend.  Beverages and snacks will be provided.

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!  

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

Date: Monday, July 15, 2013 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: House Casting, 450 W 15th Street, Suite 202

Cost: $250.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 15 students

Note: This class is held in a studio at House Casting, but is not affiliated with them.

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.

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.

David Vaccari

Casting Director, Telsey & Co.

David is a casting director at Telsey & Company. He casts film, television, theatre and commercials. Telsey is casting the new series' "SMASH" (NBC) and "A Gifted Man" (CBS). Recent projects include the Showtime series "The Big C" starring Laura Linney, several pilots, the Gus Van Sant film "Restless", "Howl" starring James Franco, "Main Street" starring Orlando Bloom and "Jonah Hex" with Josh Brolin. Other credits include the films "Sex and the City 2", "A Kiss for Jed Wood", "Rent", "I Love You Philip Morris"; the television series' "Hope Against Hope" for HBO, "Whoop"i for NBC, and many pilots.

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.


Sold Out

from 6:30pm until 8:30pm


450 W 15th Street
Suite 202
NY, NY 10011


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