Barry Shapiro’s 5 Wk On-Cam Commercial Class – Starts July 9th

Barry is a 35 year veteran of Commercial Casting, and owner of the legendary Herman & Lipson Casting. He has cast THOUSANDS of commercials from the top brands worldwide such as: OLIVE GARDEN, GOOGLE, TACO BELL, COKE, PEPSI, SPRITE, McDONALD’S, BURGER KING, HOT POCKETS, NFL, REVLON, MILLER BEER, VOLKSWAGEN & BAYER, PEPSI, J.G. WENTWORTH, CHASE, VERIZON, FORD, NEW YORK RANGERS, and yes, this is to name a few. 

Every aspect of the commercial business is discussed and every Actor is working in front of a camera in a real casting studio to perfect their commercial audition technique. 
Barry will work on helping you to know how to break down commercial copy quickly, learn how to read queue cards, and most specifically, how to make the strong choices you need to BOOK – THAT – ROLE.

July 9th, 16, 23, 30 & Aug 6th
 6:30pm – 8:30pm
@ Pearl Studios, 500 8th Ave. NYC

For questions about this class contact our Artistic Director at: or call/text 646-577-7553. (quickest replies via text).

Within These 5 Weeks, You Will Cover:
Class 1: Intro and working on Single short scripts to camera
Class 2: More Advance Single scripts to camera
Class 3: Dialogue scripts
Class 4:
Facial expressions and working on finding a script to do meet and greets with
Class 5: One Liners and Non-Speaking Commercials

*Barry’s 5 week workshop is On-Camera and is the ONLY 5 week class he teaches that is also recorded. You will receive a copy of your performances each week via We-Transfer* 

About Barry Shapiro
Barry is the Owner and President of Herman & Lipson Casting, and has been with the office for more than 35 years. Recent clients include: Loreal, ESPN, Advil, Verizon, among others. His passion also lies in teaching on-camera workshops for all ages. Barry travels around the country conducting acting workshops and attending talent conventions. In NYC, he teaches commercial technique and improv classes. He also directs comedy showcases. Prior to being a casting director, Barry managed a rehearsal studio for Broadway shows and worked as a producer for one of the most prominent fashion commercial directors in the business.


Barry Shapiro helped me grow as an actor and as a person! His classes are not only demanding but they are needed if you want to make it in this industry. Barry sees things and corrects stuff most of us miss. I am so appreciative to him and can’t wait to take his next class! – Charmaine W. 

I recently attended NYCastings Commercial Workshop with Barry Shapiro. One of the best classes I have ever taken. There is no snoozing or cell phone surfing in this class. Barry keeps every student engaged throughout the entirety. He ran us through a series of drills and exercises and gave super constructive criticism every step of the way. He reviewed our resumes and headshots and gave every student honest assessments of what their next steps should be. It literally was a Commercial Boot Camp! Not a class for babies looking to be coddled. It is utterly impossible for you to leave this class without being a substantially better commercial actor.  – Joe P.

For the entire duration of every class with Barry, everyone is constantly interacting, performing, and engaged. You won’t ever get that feeling of wondering when it’s “your turn”. Since timing is always key, Barry moves us at a fast pace. If you can’t keep up, he will teach you how. While Barry is no nonsense, he’s also very funny, if you like that dry sarcastic type. So, while you’re learning, be prepared to have a ton of fun, and the most fun I’ve personally had in any class. – Tina E.

*As always,  a membership at NYCastings is never required to take any of our awesome classes and showcases*

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