Monday, Oct. 8th | 6:30pm–8:30pm | Pearl Studios | 500 8th Avenue
Tracey Goldblum – Abrams Artists Agency | Abrams Artists Agency is one of the top Agencies in NY & LA. Tracy’s position is Senior Vice President & Head of the Commercial Division. Many would call Tracy the best adult commercial agent in NYC. With 35 years of experience, Tracey’s casting relationships extend to all commercial casting directors in NYC, and her clients have appeared in hundreds of national commercials.
David McDermott – Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum | Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum is a full service agency representing talent of all ages for commercials and represents children and young adults for film, television and theater. David McDermott has been a talent agent for over 20yrs, the last 10 at Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum. JGD’s clients can be seen in movies, television, Broadway and in hundreds of commercials. David is the director of the Adult Commercial division of the agency. Most recent bookings include Coke, Verizon, Altice, Visa, Tide, Apple etc. Additionally over the past 15years David has taught seminars on commercial acting and the business of the business. David is always on the lookout for new talent.
Robert Graham – Baker Management | Robert has been working in talent representation for 3 years. He began his career at Dulcina Eisen Associates. He is now a manager at Jaime Baker Entertainment where he represents actors across the board in TV/film, theatre, commercial and voice over. Recent client bookings include: TV: The Punisher (Netflix) Orange Is The New Black (Netflix), Friends From College (Netflix), Ray Donovan (SHO), Quantico (ABC), Blue Bloods (CBS), The Blacklist (NBC) and more. FILM: “The Outsiders”, “Inside the Rain”, “Big Time Adolescence”. BROADWAY/NATIONAL TOURS: Beautiful, The Color Purple, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Elf, Dirty Dancing and more.
Mike Lyons – BMG
Mike Lyons is the Director of The Commercial and Fitness Divisions of BMG Talent/Silver Model Management. Mike is beginning his 30th year of being an agent (Previously owning two agencies), working both with Union and non-union talent, and has begun the careers of several top people including Vin Diesel and Jennifer Garner. He has traveled extensively scouting, and giving seminars throughout the country at conventions, agencies and colleges. BMG is a full service agency specializing in Film, TV, Soaps Commercials, Voice Overs and Theater. Some of the recent projects they have booked include the new Frozen on Broadway!, several episodes of Law & Order: SVU, the new FBI, Madame Secretary, Elementary, Blue Bloods, Gotham, Bull and many more. They have booked 5 pilots for the 2018 season including Several Marvel Projects . Their talent has also been featured in commercials for Nike, Under Armor, Burger King, Subway, Samsung, Foot Locker, AT&T, Pepsi, Apple and Geico to name a few. BMG has six offices, including NY, LA, Chicago, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta. The first week of August alone the BMG NY office booked 23 commercials! …
My very first showcase was with NYCastings. I auditioned in front of five agents and afterwards, received so much information on the business as well as critical feedback on my performance. After some follow-up emails, I was invited to meet with Gina Manfredi of DDO and David McDermott of Jordan, Gill, and Dornbaum! A huge shoutout to Tina for the support, she’s amazing!
– Sean. M. H.
I had an amazing time! It was the best opportunity I’ve had to be able to showcase myself to these top agents in the industry. I will definitely be back for other upcoming showcases at The Studio at NYCastings! Thank you!
– Armand M.
NYCastings brings in only the top people in our industry. They help to put the right people behind the table for actors to ask the tough questions. It’s nice to know that they want their actors to succeed. They strive to set us up for success with the proper industry professionals. I would not have met my current Manager if it were not for their platform that they provided. It is definitely worth the time and energy to take classes with NYCastings and stay up to date with whatever they may be offering. Thank you Aron and Tina for the great evening and for helping connect me to, what would become, my first representation in the city.”
– Jesse M.
My Showcase experience was absolutely phenomenal and an excellent learning experience for me! I thoroughly enjoyed listening and learning best practices and technique from the panel, along with gaining insight and feedback on both of my performances and those of other attendees. I highly recommended this event – Hands-down!
– D. Dumebi
“This was a well worth it event! The casting directors provided great personal feedback that will help you in the long run. They were all honest about the entertainment and the business side of the industry. I definitely recommend this to anyone trying to get the right l head start getting their feet wet when it comes to auditions and obtain longevity success in this industry.”
– Thelma H.