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Commercial Talent Agent/ Manager workshop 2

Start working with an agent or manager to land more auditions. Show your stuff and network with 3 of NYC's top commercial talent agents and managers. During this 2-hour workshop hosted by Brooke and Mary you will present yourself by reading commercial copy. You will also receive feed back and re-direction as well as headshot and resume critique.

This is the workshop for you if you have the chops but not the connections. If you are looking for representation there is no better way to find it than actually getting in front of agents/managers and showing them what you can do. The evening will start with a short interview followed by 2 pieces of commercial copy, provided in advance.  Feedback and re-direction is given and is followed by an open Q&A discussion.   You must have 4 head shots and resumes to attend.  All of the agents/managers in attendance are at the top agencies in New York City and work on major national network, cable, wildspot and internet commercials.  They work with both union and non-union talent. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

Brooke & Mary say: "This workshop is always a quick sell-out so sign up fast. It's a favorite of past students, many of whom got sent out on auditions and even signed after this event. If you've taken previous introductory classes and want to showcase your skills and meet some of the premiere talent agents in New York City, then this workshop is right for you."

Date: Tuesday, June 25th from 6:30-8:30pm.

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

Cost: $225.00

Your Hosts: Brooke & Mary

Class size limited to 10 students

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

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.

Blake Lowell

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.

Kirsten Walther

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

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$225

Jun
25

from 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Location


60 Madison Avenue
Suite 601
New York, NY 10010

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