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Legit workshop with James Calleri of Calleri Jensen Davis Casting

Meet and work 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 interview by Brooke and Mary, you will work on-camera with a reader and James will provide direction as well as feedback. This is an opportunity to meet and get personalized feedback from James who casts for television, film and Broadway.  

Date: May 16, 2024 6pm-7:30

Location: Zoom 

Cost: $ 140.00

Class size limited to 10 students

Topics Covered:

- Personal headshot/resume review

- Personalized direction

- Q&A session

This is not a pay to play workshop. 

About Your Instructors

James Calleri

Casting Director, Calleri Jensen Davis

James Calleri is one of the leading casting directors in the country and has given first jobs to some of New York and Hollywood's greatest actors including Elisabeth Moss, Adam Driver, Jessica Chastain, Sterling K. Brown, Kieran Culkin, Rosemarie DeWitt, Rainn Wilson and Jeremy Strong to name a few. Broadway casting credits include The Piano Lesson with Samuel L. Jackson and John David Washington, Topdog/ Underdog starring Yayha Abdul Mateen II and Corey Hawkins, Burn This starring Adam Driver and Keri Russell, Fool for Love starring Sam Rockwell and Nina Arianda, Hedwig and the Angry Inch starring Neil Patrick Harris,The Elephant Man starring Bradley Copper and Patricia Clarkson, Of Mice and Men starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, A Raisin in the Sun starring Audra McDonald and Sean Combs, and Venus in Fur starring Nina Arianda and Hugh Dancy. He also co-heads the MFA Acting program at Columbia University in New York City. James is the co-author with Robert Cohen of ACTING PROFESSIONALLY: RAW FACTS ABOUT CAREERS IN ACTING, published by Palgrave MacMillan. In its eighth edition it is one of the leading books in the country for young actors. James, along with partners Paul Davis and Erica Jensen, runs Calleri Jensen Davis where they have been awarded 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting.

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.



from 6:00pm until 7:30pm


Zoom Conferencing



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