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Zoom with Brooke and Mary

Join Brooke and Mary via Zoom Conferencing for a 30 minute, one-on-one personal coaching session.

Join Brooke and Mary for a personal 30 minute video chat to talk about your career, work on a self submission tape or get some coaching on how to self tape. 

Some of the many topics we can discuss are:

-Agents.  Where to meet them, what to expect during an agent interview, to sign or not sign, etc.

-Casting directors. 

-Head shots and resumes. We can offer advice on your resume as well as headshot selection.

-Reels. Honest advice about your reel

-Self taping critique and insight

-Self submitting on-line

-Your look. Maybe you are thinking of a change?

-Business referrals for classes, headshots, etc


If you have been feeling frustrated, confused and lost we can discuss what's keeping you down and get you on a path toward your goals. Now is the time to be proactive and focus on what you can do to get ahead. With over 30 years of experience in this biz we know what works and what doesn't. 

We can also offer coaching on self tapes. Maybe you have an audition and want feedback before you send it in or maybe you need guidance on how to self tape.  We can help.

We are offering 2 morning times, Monday - Friday


11:45am- 12:15pm

Cost: $80.00 for 30 minutes

How this works: After you sign up and pay for your slot we will email you asking what you want to discuss. This can be something specific or just a general chat. We will also ask that you email us any materials you want us to review for your meeting (self tape, headshot, resume, reel, etc). We will then email you a link to use to sign in for the scheduled meeting time and day.

Note: When you sign-up please be available from 11-12:15.  We will tell you what time your 30 minute period will start when we email you the log in info.

New slots will open up every Saturday!

About Your Instructors

Mary Egan Callahan

Casting Director, House Casting

New York commercial casting director Mary Egan-Callahan, of House Casting, originally thought she wanted to be an actor, until she landed a casting internship and fell in love with casting. Fifteen years later, Egan-Callahan, who specializes in comedy, still loves her job as a casting director. She's even offered her casting advice on television shows on E! and TLC. Her credits include the indie films "Life in Short" and "El Segundo," the MTV series "Damage Control," and commercials for Bank of America, Bud Light, Amtrak, Diet Coke, Levi's, FedEx, AT&T, Verizon, and Gillette.

Brooke Thomas

Casting Director, Brooke Thomas Casting

Brooke Thomas is a veteran commercial casting director in New York City. Recognizing a need for more personalized casting services that leveraged her experience and vast network of actor connections, she formed Brooke Thomas Casting in November of 2012. She was originally drawn into the world of casting 17 years ago and worked at Liz Lewis Casting and most recently at House Casting. Brooke has cast well over 2000 commercials for brands such as ETrade, Hummer, NY Lottery, Red Lobster, Pizza Hut, Charles Schwab and Huggies.

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 11:00am until 12:15pm

Sold Out

from 11:00am until 12:15pm


from 11:00am until 12:15pm


from 11:00am until 12:15pm


from 11:00am until 12:15pm


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