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Legit workshop with James Calleri of Calleri Casting

Meet and work on-camera with legit casting director James Calleri.

Based on your headshot and resume, James 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 James will provide direction as well as extensive feedback. This is an opportunity to meet and get personalized feedback from James who casts for both televison, film and Broadway. Snacks and beverages will be provided. 

Date: Thursday, January 25,2018 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 James and for James 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 James:  Last season’s Broadway credits include Fool for Love starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell and Hughie starring Forest Whitaker. Other Broadway credits include the Tony-winning revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, the Tony-nominated revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola which also played London's West End and the hit revival Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester.  He also recently cast the the hit show The Path.

This is not a pay to play workshop. 

About Your Instructors

James Calleri

Casting Director, Calleri Casting

Last season’s Broadway credits include Fool for Love starring Nina Arianda and Sam Rockwell and Hughie starring Forest Whitaker. Other Broadway credits include the Tony-winning revival Hedwig & The Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris and Lena Hall, the Tony-nominated revival of The Elephant Man starring Bradley Cooper, Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola which also played London's West End and the hit revival Of Mice and Men with James Franco, Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, Venus in Fur with Tony-winner Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy, The Visit starring Chita Rivera and Roger Rees, Renee Fleming in Living on Love, 33 Variations starring Jane Fonda, A Raisin in the Sun with Sean Combs, Audra MacDonald, Phylicia Rashad, Chicago with Usher, and James Joyce’s The Dead starring Christopher Walken. He served as Casting Director for Playwrights Horizons for 10 seasons. Other Off Bway creds include the long-running Fuerza Bruta, Lobby Hero. TV credits include: The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Z Rock on IFC, the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also the hit series Ed, Hope & Faith, and Monk. Film: Look Away, I Origins, Another Earth, Refuge, and Merchant Ivory’s features The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, and The White Countess. James Calleri along with his partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen run Calleri Casting. They have been awarded 13 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. James proudly serves on the Board of the Casting Society of America. He is an Associate Professor of Theater at Columbia University School of the Arts where he heads the MFA Graduate Acting program. He is the co-author with Robert Cohen of ACTING PROFESSIONALLY: RAW FACTS ABOUT CAREERS IN ACTING published by Palgrave MacMillan, in it’s eighth edition it is one of the leading books in the country for young actors. James resides in New York City and Saugerties, New York.

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.

workshop$275

Jan
25

from 7:00pm until 9:00pm

Location


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010

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