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Legit Workshop with Jessica Kelly of Chrystie Street Casting

During the course of this 2-hour evening you will meet and work with casting director Jessica Kelly on legit scenes.

Summary: Based on your headshot and resume, Jessica will chose a scene for you which we will email you in advance. After a short on-camera interview by Brooke and Mary, you will work on-camera with a reader and Jessica will provide direction as well as extensive feedback. This is an opportunity to meet and get in front of Jessica who is currently casting several undisclosed features.  Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 7pm-9pm
Location: Envision Studio, 60 Madison Avenue, Suite 601, NYC
Cost: $275.00
Class size limited to 10 students

Our super small 10 person class setting allows you to get to acquainted with Jessica and for Jessica to get to know and see you in action. This is an intimate setting and not a faceless seminar.

Topics Covered:
- Personal headshot/resume review
- Personalized direction
- Getting your foot in the door
- Q&A session

A bit about Jessica Kelly: A bit about Jessica Kelly: Jessica Kelly is a casting director at Chrystie Street Casting in NYC.  Her credits in both film and television are vast. She is currently casting several films. Past TV work includes Person of Interest, Blindspot, Madoff (TV Mini-Series) and The Blacklist to name a few. She has cast over 30 films most notably John Wick, Obvious Child, Labor Day, The Wolverine, The Perks of Being a Wallflower,  and Precious.

Brooke and Mary say: "We have hosted several workshops with Jess.  She is extremely receptive to actors and gives such spot on direction. She has called in peeps from class to read on films and series'.  This is the only workshop in NYC where you can meet and get coaching from Jessica. Don't miss this opportunity. HOT TIP: This workshop sells out fast."

Important Notes:
You MUST have acting chops, a headshot and resume to attend this class.  This is not for beginners.

This is not a "pay for play" workshop. You are not guaranteed work or representation by taking this workshop.  It is designed to assist you in future auditions. It also offers you a level of comfortability and an opportunity to get feedback from industry professionals.

About Your Instructors

Jessica Kelly

Casting Director, Chrystie Street Casting

Jessica Kelly is a casting director at Chrystie Street Casting in NYC. She is currently casting the feature films ASSASSINATION NATION directed by Sam Levinson and 3 other independent films. She just finished the comedy pilot of Mating for Showtime starring Taran Killam and recently cast the TV series Blindspot and Person of Interest. In addition she completed casting the films Jackie, Demolition, Don't Think Twice, and People, Places and Things. She has cast over 30 films and TV shows, most notably John Wick, Obvious Child, Labor Day, The Wolverine, Pan Am (TV), Believe (TV), The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Mercy (TV), and Precious.

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.



from 7:00pm until 9:00pm


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010


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