Commercial Casting Director Showcase! 5/15

Commercial Casting Director Showcase
This is one hot ticket! You won’t want to miss taking advantage of this unique opportunity to Showcase your talent in front of 5 top Commercial Casting Directors. It’s very rare for them to call in talent that they’ve never seen perform before.  This is your chance be seen. Think carefully and creatively think, how you  can Showcase your brand,  and make a lasting enough impression so you get called in for future auditions.
These are On-Camera performances that will be recorded and sent out to Talent & Casting Directors. You will also receive a copy as well.  
Reps are: Barry Shapiro-Herman & Lipson Casting; Steve Stancato-Paladino Casting; Angelita Gonzales-DreamCasters; Elizabeth Gans-Stark Naked Productions
The night starts off with introductions from each Casting Director, followed by a brief Q&A about how the commercial casting business works. Then, each actor will be prepared to perform their chosen commercial copy. Helpful Tip: choose a commercial that you can see yourself in.  And if you’d like to go the extra mile, feel free to write your own commercial! You will be expected to be off-book with ease since commercials are typically only 30 seconds or less!  :) One more helpful insider tip: Choose something that hasn’t been done a zillion times.  
After your first read, the panel will then make adjustments and see how you take direction after reading a second time. Both readings will be recorded on camera and sent to you within a week. Talent should dress for the role they’re reading. Bring 4 of the same Headshots & resumes.

for another Action packed night to showcase your talent? These well known top Casting Directors are always looking for new Talent.

All you have do? Come prepared with two different commercial copies, think how you can make it different, unique, and memorable, enough to  get called in for a meeting, signed, and  into those big auditions.  Our process has been proven to work countless times. Let it work for you.

We start off the evening with an introduction by our panel, and Q&A. So get those questions you’ve always wanted answers for ready. Then it’s Showtime!
Round #1: Showcase your first prepared commercial. When you’re finished, don’t go anywhere, because you perform it a second time, based on the panels feedback and adjustments, following your final critique after your 2nd take.

Choosing the right commercials for YOU: What are two things that you are passionate about. Think of any commercial you ever saw where you knew you would have been casted if you auditioned for it, only better!  Whatever you choose, if you forget a word or line, keep going without stopping. The panel doesn’t know that you’ve made a mistake, because they don’t know what you are reading. Should you forget, make it up as you along. Show them you’re a pro and that you’re ready for the next step. What they care about most is what your unique style, and what will make you stand out from everyone else. Whatever you choose, think about how to make that happen.
What to bring: 5 of the same headshot and resume, in color, both 8 x 10, and stapled properly. But most importantly,  bring your “A” game.  Questions? Email me, your Artistic Director, at: or call/text 646-577-7553.  .

Tuesday, April 16th | 6:30pm–8:30pm | Pearl Studios 500 8th Ave.

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Angela MickeyLIZ LEWIS
Angela is the Managing Director of Casting for Liz Lewis Casting Partners and has been at this powerhouse office for 19 years casting on-camera commercials, V/O’s, TV, Film, and theater. Recent commercial projects include White Castle, Comcast, Lowe’s, Dr Pepper, NJ Lottery and Liberty Mutual. Recent film/tv projects include Simi Valley, The Clearing, DOE, ReRUN, King Of Knives and A Year In Change.

House Casting, a Milk Group company, casts for commercial, fashion, television and film clients out of our modern, state of the art studios. With locations in New York City and Los Angeles, House Casting is a team of accomplished casting directors who collaborate on all aspects of the casting process. Utilizing our stellar agent relationships and real people database, House Casting procures the best and most unique individuals for television commercials, fashion shows, voiceovers, magazine editorials, advertising campaigns, independent films, and special projects.

Ms. Gans has spent her life in the industry beginning as a dancer, actress, and for the past 20 years, as a Casting Director.  Some of her commercial projects include commercial projects include voice over and on-camera commercials for Optimum, Johnnie Walker, Mercedes, Wendy’s, and TD Bank. Stark Naked Productions casts for general market projects and is also the busiest Hispanic market casting office in New York, casting everything from feature to small art films, from Broadway Theatre to local playhouses. Ms. Gans is always in search of new faces and talent to compliment each casting project.

As a seasoned veteran of 26 years in NY and LA, Ken has successfully casted thousands of Commercials, Print, and Infomercials. Some of his clients are:  Sony Music, Kay Jewelry, Zales, Univision, Pfizer, Amazon, Marriott Hotels, Gap, MTV (One Show Award), WOM! Mobile, CityMD, Alcon, Home Depot, Bloomberg, Mastercard, Citi Bank, Mitsubishi, Levis, Pampers, Avon, Lifetime, ForeverMark Jewelry, BBC America, Dunkin Donuts, Doritos, Pillsbury, Cool Whip, Wendy’s. Ken’s combination of attention to detail, dedication, compassion, and his acute ability to bring in a variety of actors enables him to cast the perfect talent for any project.

*Our 5th Casting Director TBD  


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