Friday, July 26th-Sunday, July 28th, 2013
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"NY Connection is the best investment I have made in my acting career."-Julia Roux, June 2009 participant
Our NY Connection is a 3-Day SHOWCASE that's jam packed with the GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE of INDUSTRY GUESTS who are the movers and shakers in the New York entertainment arena.
Whether you are considering a move to NYC or already live here, this is the opportunity to guarantee yourself getting networked, improving your auditioning skills and current material as well as showcasing your artistry and talent. This program makes for the perfect time to get your feet wet, introduce yourself to a wide variety of industry guests, capitalize on being a "fresh face" for "fresh projects", be seen by some of New York's Top Agents and Casting Directors and get a taste of what NYC may have in store for you and your future career.
-3 Full Days of networking and showcasing your talent
-6 Casting Director Intensives from Film, TV, Broadway
-6 Talent Agents to showcase to for Film, TV, Broadway
-1 Business seminar: "Finding the PERFECT Talent Agent for YOU"
-20 Actor limit: By Approval Only
$595 for this amazing 3 Day program!
Please submit a picture and resume for consideration to: email@example.com
NY Connection Industry Testimonials:
"I really enjoy the process of NY Connection because I get to see all actors in person and on screen. It shows a lot about an actor's work. Thank you Actors Connection for being so organized and helpful - makes the process much more enjoyable."
Jenna Winnett, Judy Boals, Inc. A Talent & Literary Agency
"As a film/TV Casting Director, I am always looking for fresh, new talent. NY Connection has been wonderful in introducing our show to some great new talent. Always professional, always reliable and always great hidden gems to be found. I have never walked away from a session without someone great to call in for an audition."
Mia Cusamano, Casting Associate, ABC Studios
"NY Connection was a wonderful experience for me. I met many new actors who I will definitely be bringing in for future auditions."
Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman Lipson Casting
"Thank you so much for inviting me. I really loved the showcase. The talent was amazing and I'm now working with two of the participants. It was really beneficial to have the on the spot feedback. NY Connection Showcase is great for actors that are interested taking their career to the next level."
Fatima Wilson, Commercial Agent, Bloc NYC Talent Agency
"One of the actors I met in my Film Intensive is a real find!!!!! I'm setting him up with a Personal Manager meeting this week - cross fingers."
Eve Battaglia, Casting Director
Past Participant Testimonials and Success Stories:
Lilli Stein is now FREELANCING with Doug Kesten, Commercial Agent, Paradigm from meeting and being referred by Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman & Lipson Casting at our NY Connection! Lilli also just BOOKED her first national commercial for VIRGIN MOBILE from being sent out by Paradigm!
Olivia Baptista is now FREELANCING with MSF Talent after meeting Marion Falk, Agent at our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Myrna Cabello was called in for an INTERVIEW with Judy Boals, Agent, Judy Boals, Inc. from attending our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Kerri Rose is now SIGNED with The Bloc Agency after meeting Jim Daly, Agent at our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Fire Dean Schilling is now FREELANCING with MSF Talent after meeting Marion Falk, Agent at our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Rebecca Sussman was called in for an INTERVIEW with Lisa Price, Agent, The Price Group from attending our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Tess Howsam is now FREELANCING with MSF Talent after meeting Marion Falk, Agent at our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Laura Muschelli was called in for an INTERVIEW with Marion Falk, Agent, MSF Talent from attending our 2013 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
KC Wright is FREELANCING with Take 3 Talent from meeting Eddie Rabon, Agent at our February 2013 NY Connection!
Devika Bhise was called in for TWO AUDITIONS with Brette Goldstein Casting after meeting Brette at our February 2013 NY Connection!
Margy Love SIGNED with The Lisa Lax Agency from meeting Lisa, Legit Agent at our September 2012 NY Connection!
Sumayya Ali SIGNED with Take 3 Talent from meeting Eddie Rabon, Agent at our September 2012 NY Connection!
Anthony Michael SIGNED with The Lisa Lax Agency from meeting Lisa, Legit Agent at our September 2012 NY Connection!
Christina Chaplygina is now SIGNED with Judy Boals Inc. after meeting Judy at our 2012 September NY Connection Showcase!
Sumayya Ali was called in for an INTERVIEW with The Bloc Agency after attending and meeting Jim Daly, Agent at our 2012 September NY Connection Showcase!
Nayab Hussain was called in for an INTERVIEW with Judy Boals Inc. after attending and meeting Judy at our 2012 September NY Connection Showcase!
Michael Alban SIGNED with CESD from meeting Lakey Wolf, Commercial Agent at our Spring 2012 NY Connection!
Lilli Stein was called in for an INTERVIEW with Ashley Williams, Agent, Professional Artists from attending our 2012 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Kiki Adami got an AUDITION for a REVLON commercial from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting from attending our 2012 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Daron Ross is now FREELANCING with DDO Artists Agency from meeting Jerry Kallarakkal, Commercial Agent at our Spring 2012 NY Connection!
Erin Ayers got an AUDITION for a REVLON commercial from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting from attending our 2012 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Abby Savage got an AUDITION for a REVLON commercial from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting from attending our 2012 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Lilli Stein got an AUDITION for a REVLON commercial from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting from attending our 2012 Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
David Carranza BOOKED a national commercial for MACARONI GRILL from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting at our September 2011 NY Connection!
Ken Burgin is now FREELANCING with Innovative Artists from meeting Marla Haut, Commercial Agent at our September 2011 NY Connection!
Jaspal Binning is now FREELANCING with Innovative Artists from meeting Marla Haut, Commercial Agent at our September 2011 NY Connection!
Beatrice Guirand is now FREELANCING with Innovative Artists from meeting Marla Haut, Commercial Agent at our September 2011 NY Connection!
Ed Incle was CALLED in for an Agent Interview with Stacye Mayer after meeting Doug Kesten from Paradigm at our January 2011 NY Connection.
Alan McLaughlin was CALLED in for an Agent Interview with Jerry Kallarakkal from DDO Artists Agency after meeting him at our January 2011 NY Connection.
Naomi Yoshinaga is FREELANCING with Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum from meeting David McDermott, Commercial Agent at our Fall 2010 NY Connection. She was already sent out for a commercial AUDITION for New Balance.
Deanna Raphael was called in for an AUDITION for ESPN/Sony from meeting Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman-Lipson Casting at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Genny Yosco was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director, at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Nicole Davis was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Naomi Yoshinaga was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Kelly Washington was called in for an AUDITION for the indie film GOD DON'T MAKE THE LAWS from meeting Brette Goldstein, Casting Director, Brette Goldstein Casting at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Julie Lashae was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director, at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Erin Watt was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director, at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Natasa Babic was called in for an AUDITION for the new ABC TV series Body of Proof from meeting Mia Cusamano, Casting Director, at our Fall 2010 NY Connection.
Sam Anderson SIGNED with Bloc NYC Talent Agency in both the legit and commercial departments after meeting Fatima Wilson, Agent at our March 2010 NY Connection!
Mark Stevens is now FREELANCING with Stewart Talent from meeting Michelle Bianculli, Commercial Agent at our March 2010 NY Connection. He has already been sent out for a commercial.
Victoria Ford is now FREELANCING with Stewart Talent from meeting Michelle Bianculli, Commercial Agent at our March 2010 NY Connection.
"NY Connection was an invaluable experience for so many reasons. To be able to work on such a wide range of material in such a concentrated manner was simply great. And, the fantastic selection of a casting professionals was impressive. Not only was the exposure appreciated, but the unique perspective offered from each was indispensable. The intensive weekend is a total workout, and great opportunity to focus on your career development."
-Ted Gorodetzky, participant April 2013
"This experience has over exceeded my expectations and given me confidence. I feel so much more prepared coming into this new market. The structure of having Tony Nation give us all of that invaluable information at first and then the rest of the weekend structure flowed really well. A huge perk was I also made some great friends with the amazing talent you put together!"
-Myrna Cabello, February 2013 participant
"I had a blast & learned so much from everyone—the CDs, Agents AND my peers!"
-Russell Arden Koplin, February 2013 participant
"NY Connection was a crash course, no- holds-barred look at the NY Film and TV world, run by the people who, errr...run it! What wasn't so obvious before I registered for the weekend however was that these people would all give me their personal input on how I might get a leg up. All of these Casting Directors were brilliant! And the staff at AC was tremendously on top of everything the whole time. THANK YOU SO MUCH!"
-FireDean Schilling, February 2013 participant
"My most heartfelt thanks for putting together such an educational, fun and productive weekend! It was fantastic!!"
-Daniel Abse, February 2013 participant
"Thank you Actors Connection for providing an intensive that was exactly what you advertised. It was a real three day intensive focusing on both the business and the heart of acting. The Casting Directors and Agents gave solid insights into how I can perfect my craft and get cast. In addition, having tape of my work on line is really appreciated. "
-Sabrina Seidner, February 2013 participant
"Thank you for all you did to make this past weekend an amazing acting and educational experience. No matter what happens with the Talent Agents and Casting Directors in the future, I go forward with my confidence renewed and a reminder of why there is nothing else I would rather do than act."
-Toni Downey, February 2013 participant
"When I signed up for NY Connection's three day intensive, I expected a condensed version of the many other networking opportunities available in the city; I was surprised and thrilled to find that aside from some great exposure to casting directors and agents, I was in class with some of the most supportive, talented, and pro-active actors I could imagine. Our classes all felt like classes (as opposed to glorified auditions) and I learned as much from watching my fellow actors work as I did from the industry professionals leading our seminars. I am leaving NY Connection with increased knowledge, fresh connections, and a renewed vigor for the profession!"
-KC Wright , February 2013 participant
"Thank you so much for providing me with the feedback from Jim and Harley! You have no idea what this means and how much I appreciate your support and guidance. I feel so blessed to have found the Actors Connection! You made the entire experience exceptional. Your handwork and dedication is a force to be reckoned with. I am truly grateful! I know we will be seeing each other. Now I need to find an agent AND a husband :) !"
-Laura Lee, October 2012 participant
"What a fabulous, exhausting three days! The CDs and agents were fabulous! They offered great advice and feedback and were a wealth of knowledge. I will definitely recommend AC to other actors and I'm sure I will be back again in the future."
-Peggy Droz, September 2012 participant
"I feel way more confident after doing NY Connection. Even if I don't get immediately called into anything, I feel like I have a good foundation for relationships that will hopefully grow in the future, as well as a good idea about how to better myself and advance my career."
-Jessica Joy, September 2012 participant
"I learned so much from the diverse group of agents and casting directors and got some great feedback for future auditions, so it was a weekend very well-spent."
-Margaret Montavon, September 2012 participant
"There was a great deal that I already understood, but the finer details that were explained by a Tiffany Little Canfield or a Jamie Schulman, or Duncan Stewart made all the difference in my mind between getting the job and losing it."
-Smallwood, September 2012 participant
"A big 'Thank You' to everyone at AC for such a well organized, efficiently run, informative and inspirational 3 days. As a Euro outsider, it served as a great help in guiding non US performers to better understand the creative and audition process Stateside. It really was money and time very well spent and much appreciation to all; yourself, Tony, reception staff, readers, agents and casting directors for your time and input. I will certainly look out for further classes to take on future visits to NY, and do let me know if you're ever in the UK."
-Kaye Brown, September 2012 participant
"I had a fantastic experience with NY Connection and highly recommend it as a way for an actor to springboard his or her way into the New York market. The sessions provided me with incredible amounts of useful information on running my business, a great opportunity to get in front of folks who are always looking to discover a new talent, plus all were very instructive and educational. The day after NY Connection, I was called in by Lakey Wolff from CESD. We have met once and have a second meeting scheduled. I also was contacted by Brette Goldstein following the weekend. These two things alone made the weekend more than worth my time and expense. Thanks Actors Connection!"
-Michael Alban, April 2012 participant
"NY Connection really is the greatest way for aspiring actors to get closer to Agencies and Casting Directors in ways that no other organization can provide. Their cast of incredible workaholics notably Shorey Walker and Tony Nation have given me invaluable advice and since my first event with Actors Connection I have now started freelancing with Innovative Artists. Thank You So Much!"
-Jaspal Binning, September 2011 participant
"NY Connection is great. The amount of intensives and coaching I got was way more than what I expected. The feedback I got was incredibly helpful and I've already started to implement what I learned. Thanks to the staff (especially Shorey) for making it all happen."
-Bryant Martin, January 2011 participant
"I attended the New York Connection in January 2011. The weekend was very busy and incredibly fulfilling. It was great working with such a diverse and talented group of actors from various walks of life. Each of the sessions provided a range of practical and useful tools for actors. The sessions were informative, useful and extremely beneficial because they came from working professionals. It was particularly helpful in identifying my strengths and weaknesses and bringing to my attention habits that I didn't even realize might be hurting my career. Overall, it was a terrific investment and I can't wait to see the results in the near future!"
-Alysha English, January 2011 participant
"The investment was well worth it. This business of acting is no longer near so elusive to me. Agents and Casting Directors are no longer scary entities on pedestals miles above me; they are people with faces, with whom I have had positive experiences. The weekend served to break those harmful misconceptions, leaving me with a nice foundation of beginning relationships with 13 different Agents and Casting Directors. Instead of being frustrated by the idea that everybody else just magically get "big breaks," I am now the lucky one who simply understands the methodology of agent and casting director relationships, with the much needed focus of what my strengths are and which doors to start knocking on."
-Fjaere Harder, April 2011 participant
"I just wanted to let you know that I'm signed with Andreadis now and I'm working with David McDermott from Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum having met him back in April!!! NY Connection was well worth it and it has changed my life!! Thanks for everything!"
-RaSheila Daniels, April 2011 participant
"NY Connection was extremely helpful and fun! I could not have asked for a better way to get insider info to all of the different forms of Acting work that is currently out there or to meet all of the cool people that we did."
-Jessica Cutino, September 2011 Participant
"I've already received a call and have a meeting set with Marla Haut from Innovative Artists! Thank you for your hard work getting this all setup and organized, and can you send along a big Thank You to Barry for me too? He was a big help and I really enjoyed working with him! I'll keep you posted with further news. My meeting with Marla is on the 17th. Thank you!"
-Kenneth Burgin, September 2011 Participant
"NY Connection is a great experience for anyone that wants to pursue acting professionally. The AC staff gives you exceptional guidance throughout the program, allowing you to put your best foot forward in front of agents and casting directors. The intensives offer brief, yet effective, coaching and enable actors to step up their game prior to each showcase. I would definitely recommend this workshop to anyone looking to polish their acting techniques while interacting with and audtioning for key industry players. This workshop gave me the exposure and feedback needed to begin marketing myself with confidence."
-Jennifer Davies, September 2011 Participant
"I traveled alllll the way from Antigua in the West Indies to get more information on being a professional NYC actress, to sharpen my tools and get myself known to Casting Directors and Talent Agents in New York. Actors Connection is the place to be known and sharpen that talent of acting you've been born with."
-Francoise Bowen, September 2011 participant
"Actors Connection did a wonderful job setting up and executing NY CONNECTION. The main organizer, Shorey, was available, open and supportive from start to finish. It was a very demanding 5 days and I have walked away from it with invaluable knowledge."
-Jeremy Kruse, March 2010 participant
"Over all it was a great weekend! The people you brought in to see us were terrific across the board and the individual Intensives were incredibly helpful, informative and enjoyable. I feel like I made some great connections with all of the Casting Directors you brought in and have had some good back and forth e-mails with a couple of them already!"
-Erin Grennan, October 2010 participant
"Having just completed NY Connection through Actors Connection NYC, I would highly recommend these 3 days to anyone who is new to New York or wanting to become informed on the Industry here and where they are placed in it. What could have been a somewhat nerve-racking 3 days was thoroughly enjoyable thanks to the excellent organization and support of Shorey and Tony and the Actors Connection, and the wonderful Casting Directors and Agents that we were given the opportunity to meet, audition for and work with. I felt that they were all approachable, supportive and dedicated to giving me the best advice, coaching and feedback for me to best make my passion a successful career. I believe NY Connection is the best way to give yourself the opportunity to be involved in this business and look forward to my next Actors Connection event!"
-Naomi Yoshinaga, October 2010 participant
"Even though I learn a lot at acting school....there is a technique to auditioning that you can only learn in this way. I learned some much this weekend and now know what to do to move my career forward. Thank you again and you will be seeing a lot more of me at Actors Connection!"
-Axita Patel October 2010 participant
"I had a revelation this weekend. It was as if someone pulled me out from my skin and made me see what other people are seeing. Perception of oneself is different from what others see. I grew as an actor and met amazing CD's, agents and peers. I also made a connection by getting their valuable feedback and contact information. There was definitely some important changes that occurred this weekend."
-Diana Shield, October 2010 participant
"NY CONNECTION was an eye-opening and informative experience. Getting feedback and instruction from seasoned industry professionals was immensely helpful in my journey as an actor. I would recommend this program to any actor that is serious about marketing themselves in New York. The mixture of casting directors, talent agents and managers made NY CONNECTION a very real and truthful adventure. Big thanks to Shorey Walker and Tony Nation for making it an unforgettable and career growing weekend!"
-Philip N Williams, October 2010 participant