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, 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, 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.
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Casting Director, House Casting
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Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting