Commercial & Print Talent Showcase w/5 Top Reps – Thurs., Jan. 31

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The evening starts with a brief Introduction from these Commercial, Print & Beauty agents (they all cover On-Camera Commercials & Print), followed by a short round of Q&A about the commercial acting & print business. Then, Talent will preform their memorized commercial copy. Based on feedback and adjustments from the panel, you will then perform a second take using the advice given from the panel. Agents may also give feedback on your resume. Talent should have their piece memorized, not read from a script. 
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All of your work will be recorded and emailed to you.  Please bring 5 copies of your resume and headshot and/or comp card.
Something to keep in mind: This is for Talent that’s ready to work with an agent, not complete beginners. You are expected to have 5 good quality headshots, with some training and credits. These Agents are looking to find new Commercial Actors which means they are also excited for this Showcase, because they could very well be looking for you!  The goal? Make a memorable impression to get that callback, signed, and into those BIG auditions. We will help you get there.
Questions? Email our Artistic Director: Tina@NYCastings.com, or call/text 646-577-7553. She’s happy to help!

Thursday, Jan. 31st | 6:30pm–8:30pm | Pearl Studios | 500 8th Avenue

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Showcase price – $150

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Bios:

Stacye Mayer – Paradigm Talent Agency
Stacye Mayer has been working at Paradigm since she graduated college. At Paradigm Stacye represents thousands of actors and commercial talent for commercials, industrials, and occasionally print work. She started her career as an assistant at STE Representation, which eventually merged and became Paradigm. Over the years Stacye has discovered fresh, new talent and seen the rise of many actors’ careers. She’s been responsible for booking talent in national campaigns. You may see many of Stacye’s clients in commercials for Hershey’s, Citracal, Quilted Northern, and many, many more.
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Joe Thompson – Abrams Artists
Many actors know Joe as the commercial print and on-camera beauty agent at Abrams. Recently, he’s been taking on additional on-camera commercial accounts and is looking to expand his roster of talent. He is seeking all types (18+) of men and women who are not currently exclusive to another on-camera agency for SAG commercial opportunities. Joe has recently booked talent on SAG commercials for Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Lincoln Automobiles, Carl’s Jr, Nicorette Lozenges, Bill’s Khakis, Macy’s, Citibank, Trulance as well as numerous commercial/lifestyle print ads. Joe has also booked talent for ABC’S What Would You Do? and various sketches on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and the Late Show with Seth Meyers.


Courtney Halla Roy – Bella Agency
Courtney is always scouting for exceptional lifestyle actors and models. After graduating from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she began her agent career at CESD Talent. She is now the Director of the Lifestyle Division at Bella Agency New York. Established in 2004 in New York City, Bella Agency is one of the leading boutique agencies representing a diverse pool of models and talent for print and commercial advertising. Their models and talent have appeared in numerous marketing campaigns including Uniqlo, Target, Levi’s, Polo Jeans, Coca-Cola, Pantene, Miller Lite, Neutrogena, Delta Airlines and Tommy Hilfiger.

Ramona Pitera – President, Ramonas Talent 
Ramona Pitera is a Founder & Co-Owner of Ramona’s Model & Talent, LLC. Ramona has 25 plus years of experience in scouting, developing and providing talent for her commercial and print clients as well as negotiating and coordinating rates, contracts and castings. Prior to founding RMT, Ramona was the Director of the Adult Commercial & On-Camera divisions at Gilla Roos Ltd. She started her career at Gilla Roos in 1993 as the Intern where she developed an eye for finding new faces. Ramona holds a B.A. in Theatre from Marymount Manhattan College.
Traci Lynn Luthy – President, Bona Fide Artists (BFA) 
Bona Fide Artists was founded by Traci Lynn Luthy as a collaborative talent agency offering full-service representation with a personal touch. With 15+ years of combined experience as a talent agent and ad exec, Traci has worked on marketing campaigns for major brands including Johnson & Johnson, HomeGoods, Burger King, The Home Depot and Colgate/Palmolive. She’s booked talent in all areas of the business for such notable clients as Nickelodeon, Vogue, Spike Lee, Google, Reebok, Gap, BMW, Pepsi and many others.
Showcase Testimonials we are always proud to share:  

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.

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