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.
Talent Agent, Ingber & Associates
Blake is a graduate of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts where he studied at The Atlantic and Stonestreet Studios. After graduation Blake's work as an actor in film, tv, theater and commercials took him to such exotic locales as Argentina, Romania and Hartford, Connecticut. But after more than a half decade as an actor he realized that his passion was not acting, but helping other actors. He has worked at the commercial casting office Grande/Morris and is now Carole Ingber's associate at Ingber and Associates. His time spent as an actor makes him especially sympathetic towards actors and he is committed to finding and working with new talent.
Talent agent, CESD
Kirsten Walther started her career as an in-house casting director at first DFS Advertising and then Saatchi & Saatchi Advertising. She cast literally thousands of commercials over her 22 years for such clients as General Mills, Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson, to name just a few. As an agent at CESD Talent for the past 12 years, Kirsten is now on the other side of the equation – sending out the talent she represents to casting directors for work in commercials. In addition to representing signed clients, CESD is always on the lookout for new and fresh faces.
Mary Egan Callahan (Host)
Casting Director, House Casting
Brooke Thomas (Host)
Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting