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Auditioning and Networking with Top NYC Commercial Agents and CD's.

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

Show your talent and network with 6 commercial talent agents 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 talent agents in attendance are the people who get the top commercial breakdowns and submit to the busiest NYC commercial casting offices.  

Sometimes sending out your headshot just isn't enough.  After this evening talent agents 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 talent agents as well as be seen, get recognized and GET SENT OUT!  

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 talent agents as well as Brooke and Mary.  There will also be an opportunity for an open Q&A discussion.  You must have 8 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's crazy fun!  It sells out fast so jump on it."

Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 from 7-9pm

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

Cost: $250.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 14 students.

About Your Instructors

Mystery Agent

Talent Agent, Mystery Agency

This agent works for a top NYC full service agency. She cannot disclose her name on the internet but if you email me at I will let you know who she is.

Phil Cassese

Talent Agent, Stewart Talent

Phil is the senior on-camera commercial agent at Stewart Talent. Phil previously held the same position at TalentWorks, where he spent years developing a highly competitive roster of talent. After spending several years in the music industry and personal management, Phil was recruited to helm the commercial division of TalentWorks. Prior to working for TalentWorks Mr. Cassese successfully created a commercial division at a small theatrical agency. Phil's interest in comedy led him to develop a strong roster of improvisers and comedic actors. He works on and has booked a wide array of commercial projects including multi-faceted campaigns to smaller niche projects.

Michael Guy

Talent Agent, Atlas Talent

Michael Guy has been an agent for over 30 years. Before joining Atlas Talent he was in the on camera commercial department at the esteemed SEM&M agency. He represents adults of all types.

Maura Maloney

Talent Agent, CESD

Maura Maloney is an on-camera commercial agent at the bi-coastal agency Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty known as CESD. She works with signed clients only. CESD is one of the top agencies to work with commercially. They have great relationships with all the major casting directors.

David McDermott

Talent Agent, Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum

David McDermott has been an agent for 20 years and has worked at many agencies in NYC before coming to JGD. As Director of the Adult commercial department he has booked numerous national commercial campaigns. He also enjoys teaching commercial workshops throughout the city and the country.

Ramona Pitera

Talent Agent, Ramona's Model and Talent

Ramona Pitera, co-owner and talent agent at Ramona's Model and Talent represents models and actors of all ages and types for print and digital advertising, on-camera commercials, voice-overs, industrials, live events and hosting. The strategy at her agency differs from most other agencies in that she is invested in developing and promoting talent using on-line portfolios which quickly allows her to tailor her talent to fit her clients needs. RMT's talent have appeared in ads and acted in commercials for top brands such as Target, DKNY, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Gillette, Pure & Natural, Frito Lay, Alize, Verizon Wireless and many more.

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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