This is On-Camera and performances are recorded and sent out to Talent & Agents!
The night starts off with a brief discussion panel about how the legit acting business works and about each Agent. Then, each Actor will come to class prepared, and preferably off-book, to perform Commercial Copy (of their own choosing) in front of the agents. After your first read, Agents 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. Bring 5 Headshots & resumes.
Wednesday, Nov. 7 – 6:30pm – 8:30pm
If you have any questions email our Artistic Director:
Tina@NYCastings.com or call/text 646-577-7553.
Stacey Mayer – Paradigm Talent Agency
Ingrid French – Ingrid French Management
Ingrid French is a personal manager and owner of Ingrid French Management, a dynamic talent management company. She represents actors and models for commercials, voice overs, commercial print, television, film and theatre. She has recently booked clients for several commercial print campaigns including Verizon, GAP, Johnson and Johnson, L’Oreal and Target; for commercials such as Amazon, M&M’s, AT&T, Subway, Bacardi, Olive Garden, Fed-Ex, Nike, Toyota and Heineken; and voice- overs for Dominos, Lens Crafters, Grey Goose, Crest, Yellow Tail and Canon. She has booked actors on Law and Order SVU, Ray Donovan, The Blacklist, Blue Bloods, Orange Is The New Black, Broad City, Mr. Robot, Gotham, KC Undercover, Madam Secretary and Instinct to name a few. She has also booked actors for feature films and independent projects including Ocean’s 8, I Feel Pretty, The Wolf of Wall Street, Brooklyn, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Departed, The Killing of John Lennon, Palindromes, The Human Centipede and An Englishman In New York.
Phil Cassese – 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.
Gina Manfredi – DDO Artists Agency
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.