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Be. Like. BETTY!

In honor of Betty White's 100th birthday we are doing a fundraiser to honor her favorite charity, the ASPCA.

This will be a panel discussion with commercial talent agents, talent managers and other casting directors on the state of the commercial biz during the pandemic. The good. The bad. The changes. The triumphs. And what the biz might look like for the future.

When: Monday January 17th

Where: Zoom conferencing

Time: 6pm-7pm EST

Donation: $10

ALL proceeds will go to the ASPCA in honor of Betty White.

Here is who will be there:

Katherine Ryan- Buchwald

Ramona Pitera- Ramona's talent

Phil Cassese- Stewart talent

Maura Maloney- CESD

Kirsten Walther- CESD

Robin Hellman- Vie

Jamie Baker- Baker Management

Carol Ingber- Ingber and Associates

Stacye Mayer- WSM

Tracey Luthy- Bonafide

and more....

A zoom link with be sent to email address you sign up with.

About Your Instructors

Jamie Baker

Talent Manager, Baker Management

Baker Entertainment was established in 1999 to facilitate actors with their careers in the entertainment industry. Jaime Baker began this talent management company here in New York City and predominantly works with actors in the fields of film, television, theatre, on camera and voice-over commercials. Past employment booked by Baker Entertainment includes: Jersey Boys on Broadway, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Coconut Grove Theatre, Miss Saigon National Tour, Rent National Tour, Hair German Tour, Blues Clues National tour, Indie Films: Palindromes (Todd Solondz film), Mystery Gang, and the Making of Brook-Lynn. National commercials booked for Verizon, Dunkin Donuts, Saturn, Heineken, Wendy’s, Mc Donald’s, Mercedes Benz, and V-8, to name a few.

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.

Carole Ingber

Talent Agent, Ingber and Associates

Carole is the owner and head honcho of Ingber and Associates. She has been in the business of getting actors jobs for a long time and she loves it. Her agency is one of the friendliest in town as Carole and her staff truly like actors. She books talent on tons of commercials and voice overs.

Maura Maloney

On-camera Talent Agent, CESD

Maura Maloney is an on-camera commercial agent at the bi-coastal agency Cunningham Escott Slevin Doherty known as CESD. She works with signed clients only. CESD is one of the top agencies to work with commercially. They have great relationships with all the major casting directors.

Stacye Mayer

Talent Agent, WSM

After an illustrious career at Paradigm Talent Agency where Stacye Mayer had represented a diverse roster of actors, she is embarking on a new endeavor at Webb Sweeney Murphy Talent Agency. Over the years she's seen the rise & success of many actors' careers. Some of the numerous commercials she's booked were Red Barron Pizza, Maryland Lottery, Tide, Longhorn Steakhouse & RockStar Video Games. At WSM talent, Stacye will be expanding their roster and cultivating new talent to bring into the agency.

Ramona Pitera

Talent Agent, Ramona's Model and Talent

Ramona Pitera, co-owner and talent agent at Ramona's Model and Talent represents models and actors of all ages and types for print and digital advertising, on-camera commercials, voice-overs, industrials, live events and hosting. The strategy at her agency differs from most other agencies in that she is invested in developing and promoting talent using on-line portfolios which quickly allows her to tailor her talent to fit her clients needs. RMT's talent have appeared in ads and acted in commercials for top brands such as Target, DKNY, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Gillette, Pure & Natural, Frito Lay, Alize, Verizon Wireless and many more.

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.


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