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LA Casting Director Night

Meet and work with Mel O'Neil of Mel & Liz Casting in LA.

If you are in LA or want to explore the LA market, now is your chance. Brooke and Mary are super pumped to host Mel O'Neil for a one night workshop. 

The evening will start with an interview, followed by 2 pieces of commercial copy. Mel will weigh-in with direction and also offer feedback on your headshot.  We will wrap it up with a Q&A and also a discussion on the LA market.

If you are in LA this is a no brainer. You NEED to know Mel. And if you are in NYC and thinking about a move what better opportunity to meet a CD with all the insight and understanding of the LA market.

THIS CLASS MEETS ON PACIFIC STANDARD TIME!!!  So if you are in LA 4pm start,  NYC 7pm start.  

This is not a pay to play workshop. This is an opportunity to work with and learn from a CD who knows her stuff!

About Your Instructors

Mel O'Neil

Casting Director, Mel & Liz Casting

Mel O’Neil is a working commercial casting director based in Los Angeles. For more than 22 years, she has worked in this industry and during the past 12 years, as partner at Mel and Liz Casting; known for finding the faces and personalities for some of the biggest brands and companies. Mel’s strong, personalized relationships with ad agencies, production companies, and directors have allowed her to cast for a wide variety of projects. Mel has a passion for finding new faces and upcoming talent for her clients. She understands what it is like to be an actor having acted in TV, Commercials, and Regional Theatre. She has a BA in Theatre Arts from Cortland University, training from William Esper Studios in NYC, and she studied abroad at the prestigious Riverside Studios & National Theatre in London. Proud SAG/AFTRA and CCDA (Commercial Casting Director’s Association) member. Mel is excited to bring her expertise to students and give them the tools they need to feel empowered and prepared when auditioning for commercials. She genuinely loves offering a behind the scenes view of the acting and casting business and wants students to succeed in making the most of their opportunities.

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.



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