Success Stories

Kathryn Grace ("KG") was offered to SIGN with Talent Agent Valerie Adami from SW Artists Agency after attending our Kids & Teens Pilot Season Weekend.

Kathryn Grace Nickles, March 2019

"After meeting with Erica Hart at NY Connection, I BOOKED a Live Reading of Mark Solomon's PRAISE! in Los Angeles."

Jacob Taylor, March 2019

Chiquita received INTERVIEWS with Abrams Artists Agency and The Carson Kolker Org. after attending our March NY Connection.

Chiquita Melvin, March 2019

Mike is now FREELANCING with Paradigm after meeting Doug Kesten, Agent at NY Connection.

Mike Press, March 2019

"Great news!  I just SIGNED with Lisa Price after meeting her at AC."

John Sousa, March 2019

John SIGNED with The Price Group after meeting Lisa Price, Agent/Owner in an AC seminar.

John Adams, March 2019

"I am thrilled to share that after taking a voice over intensive with Alexa Magnotto, I was called in for an audition and BOOKED a 5 hour Narration gig for a Web Series."

La Veda Davis, February 2019

Ricky has SIGNED across the board with Tangerine Talent Agency after meeting Sueanne Edan, Talent Agent,  at our Los Angeles "TV Connection" event!

Ricky Rogers, February 2019

Andrew SIGNED with Bona Fide Artists after being referred by Actors Connection.

Andrew Griffin, February 2019

"Matthew Wise called me in for a co-star on YOUNGER after meeting him at NY Connection. Barry Shapiro called me in for an interview too."

Lauren Lebeouf, February 2019

Peter has taken several classes with Actors Connection, and has now BOOKED a role on High Maintenance.

Peter Louis Shaw, February 2019

Kelly has SIGNED with BBA after meeting Talent Agent Christine Tarralo at LA Connection! -Kelly Kozakevich, February 2019

Kelly Kozakevich, February 2019

Bailey has SIGNED with DDO Artists Agency for Voice Over representation after meeting Julie Gudz, Talent Agent, at LA Connection. Bailey also has two more MEETINGS with Commercial Talent Agents, Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists and Taylor Trumbo from Evolve Talent Agency, after also meeting them at LA Connection. 

Bailey Stender, February 2019

Anthony SIGNED with Talent Agent Taylor Trumbo from Evolve Talent Agency for Commercial rep, also with Talent Agent Julie Gudz from DDO Artists for Voice-Over rep, and also had MEETINGS with Talent Agents Rachel Schkurman from BMG and Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists, all at LA Connection.

Anthony Altieri, February 2019

Nicole has an AUDITION with Pantone Casting for a commercial after meeting Lisa Pantone, Casting Director, at our LA Connection. 

Nicole Gramcko, February 2019

Devon has MEETINGS with two Talent Agents, Rachel Schkurman from BMG and Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists Agency after meeting them at LA Connection. 

Devon Fleury, February 2019

Erin SIGNED with BBA after meeting Talent Agent Christine Tarralo at LA Connection. Erin also had meetings with two other Talent Agents, Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists Agency and Taylor Trumbo from Evolve Talent Agency, after also meeting them at LA Connection.

Erin Rein, February 2019

DeAriesha has MEETINGS with three Talent Agents, Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists, Taylor Trumbo from Evolve Talent and Rachel Schkurman from BMG Model & Talent Agency, after meeting them at LA Connection. 

DeAriesha Mack, February 2019

Ximena has a MEETING with Mavrick Artists Agency after meeting Ted Maier, Talent Agent at LA Connection! 

Ximena Cordoba, February 2019

Jenna has a MEETING with DDO Artists Agency after meeting Julie Dudz, Talent Agent at LA Connection. 

Jenna Enns, February 2019

N’Tasha has a MEETING with Evolve Artists Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection. 

N'Tasha Anders, February 2019

Laura has a MEETING with Evolve Artists Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection. 

Laura DePinho, February 2019

Wunmi has MEETINGS with two Talent Agents, Ted Maier from Mavrick Artists and Taylor Trumbo from Evolve Talent Agency, after meeting them at LA Connection. 

Wunmi Fowora, February 2019

Kiersten has a MEETING with Evolve Artists Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection. 

Kiersten Spence, February 2019

Patrick has an AUDITION for a commercial after meeting David Donihue, Director at LA Connection. 

Patrick Cronen, January 2019

Alejandro has MEETINGS with two Talent Agents, Kevin Turner from Daniel Hof Agency and Taylor Trumbo from Bella Talent Agency, after meeting them at LA Connection.

Alejandro Cervantes, January 2019

Aubrey has an AUDITION for a commercial after meeting David Donihue, Director at LA Connection.

Aubrey Duncan, November 2019

Tevy SIGNED with Bella Talent Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection.

Tevy Poe, November 2018

Tiffany has MEETINGS with two Talent Agents, Juliana Castro from CESD and Kevin Turner from Daniel Hof Talent Agency, after meeting them at LA Connection!  

Tiffany Robinson, November 2018

Kodi SIGNED with Lemon Lime Agency after meeting Lauren Young, Talent Agent at LA Connection! 

Kodi Jackman, November 2018

Sof has an AUDITION for a commercial after meeting David Donihue, Director at LA Connection! 

Sof Puchley, November 2019

Kossim has a MEETING with Bella Talent Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection! 

Kossim Ossen, October 2018

Heather has a MEETING with Bella Talent Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection! 

Heather Adair, October 2018

Heather SIGNED with Bella Talent Agency after meeting Taylor Trumbo, Talent Agent at LA Connection!

Heather Mattheisen, October 2018

Caitlin is INTERVIEWING with Mike Lyons, Agent, BMG after participating in our Veterans Showcase!

Caitlin Bassett, January 2019

“I took Barry Shapiro's Improv for Commercials intensive and I was floored by how much we learned in a day! Barry does a great job of mixing exercises and real commercial audition scenarios to hone your skills on this art form. As a CD in the field, I feel he prepares you for what the commercial audition world is like in a realistic way. After taking his class, I am now working with two agents at Abrams Artists in the Commercial Department!”

Stephanie Leone, January 2019

Briana BOOKED a commercial for JG Wentworth after meeting Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman and Lipson Casting in his 5 Week and Advanced Commercial Classes at Actors Connection!

Briana Cortesiano, January 2019

"Just wanted to let you know that while participating in NY York Connection last December I met Francesca Grimialdi with Plaza 7. I went back when she was at AC recently, she remembered me asked for my reel and offered to SIGN me!"

Christina Villa, January 2019

Natalie BOOKED a commercial for JG Wentworth after meeting Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman & Lipson Casting at our NY Connection!

Natalie Vero, January 2019

Adrienne was called in for an AUDITION after being seen by Erica Hart, Casting Director at our recent NY Connection!

Adrienne Brammer, December 2018

Ken Foster is AUDITIONING for a CarMax voice over at Stark Naked Productions after meeting Margaret Emory, Agent, SW Artists at our most recent Voice Over Connection!

Ken Foster, December 2018

Daniel is now FREELANCING with Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum as a result of participating in our December NY Connection and meeting and showcasing to David McDermott, Agent!

Daniel Victor, December 2018

Sam was sent out for an AUDITION by Margaret Emory, Agent, SW Artists after meeting her at our most recent Voice Over Connection!

Sam Tedaldi, December 2018

Jasson BOOKED a co-star on the new NY series FBI after meeting Jenevieve Brewer, Jenevieve Brewer Talent Management in an AC seminar.

Jasson Finney, December 2018

Katie is now FREELANCING with TRUE Model Management after meeting Anthony Higgins at our September Print Connection!

Katie Brady, October 2018

"NY Connection is by far the best investment I've made towards by my acting career since moving to NYC. Over the weekend, my on-camera audition technique improved tremendously. By day 3 casting directors were giving me glowing feedback in the intensives. I walked away not only a better actor, but also a better businesswoman prepared to take my career to the next level."

Maya Posey, October 2018

"Persistence pays off! I've been coming to Actors Connection for two years. I just took NY Connection and secured a commercial agent at Jordan Gill & Dornbaum. After having been in the business for many years, I left the business for a long time and then came back, three years ago. I saw that the business had changed dramatically. Actors Connection was there to help me through the maze. Thanks Actors Connection!"

Nancy Levine, October 2018

"With the direction I received from the Starter Fast Track program, I was able to grow my skills and network quickly. That led to getting SIGNED with the Lauren Green Agency in 3 quick months!"

Horatio Andrean, October 2018

Ladarreun joined Actors Connection 3 months ago, and after coming to only four seminars, he SIGNED with an agent. "Traveling from Montgomery Alabama every time for class really paid off. Thanks so much."

Ladarreun Taylor, October 2018

"I took the seminar with Jackie Gubow of Professional Artists. The Q&A with her was very informative, she took time to talk about the scene-work one on one and answer questions. She called me in for a meeting soon after to start FREELANCING!!"

Sujoy De, October 2018

Emily Featherman met Jennifer Konawal at an AC Seminar, and is now SIGNED with Washington Square Films.

Emily Featherman, October 2018

After meeting Joe Thompson at an Actors Connection seminar, Jennifer is now FREELANCING with Abrams Artists. "Thank you so much to Actors Connection for creating this opportunity for me!"

Jennifer Sorika Wolf, October 2018

"I did an intensive with Kim Miscia at Actors Connection and she called me in for two director sessions for guest stars on BLUE BLOODS!"

Cliff Moylan, October 2018

After meeting Lisa Price, Agent in an AC seminar, Mansoor was SIGNED to an exclusive one year contract with The Price Group Talent Agency!

Mansoor Najee-ullah, September 2018

After participating in our Pilot Season Primetime TV Festival, Rachel Kylian BOOKED a supporting role on an independent feature through Rebecca Birstock at Chrystie Street Casting. Since the event, where Rebecca was a guest, Rachel has been called into the Chrystie Street Casting office multiple times.

Rachel Kylian, September 2018

"I'm now FREELANCING with Shoshana Cantwell at Take 3 Talent's Commercial and Print Department. I have to thank Shorey Walker, Barry Shapiro and everyone at Actors Connection for hosting the New York Connection weekend where I got the chance to read for Shoshana. Barry's commercial intensive really made the difference beforehand, and Shorey curated the whole weekend with a fabulous collection of CD's and Agents (ones with rosters to actually fill). I could not recommend New York Connection more!"

Harry Bainbridge, September 2018

Jenna BOOKED a voice-over for Comcast after being recommended to Ginger Dicce Talent Agency by Actors Connection!

Jenna Kray, August 2018

Jasson AUDITIONED for THE BLACKLIST and then was CALLED BACK for a director's session after meeting Lisa Lax, Agent in an AC seminar!

Jasson Finney, August 2018

Gregory BOOKED the short film Daphne's Choice from being recommended by Actors Connection to the director.

Gregory Jackson, August 2018

"I showcased for Naomi Kolstein from Bohemia Talent in June at Actors Connection. She contacted me within a few days. We set up a meeting, and she signed me! Naomi was able to set up a meeting with an LA Manager from Bohemia Talent, who I am also going to work with. I look forward to working with Naomi. She is not only interested in the overall trajectory of my career, but also in building a team around me who is as "passionate" as I am! I look forward to much "success" with Naomi & the Bohemia Family!"

Blanca Avalos, August 2018

Kathie is now freelancing with The Lisa Lax Agency after meeting Lisa in an AC seminar!

Kathie Kneese, August 2018

Jasson is now WORKING with The Lisa Lax Agency after meeting Lisa in an AC seminar!

Jasson Finney, August 2018

"From participating in NY Connection, I learned to not compare my clock to anyone else's AND if you learn to stay in your lane, you'd find there's no traffic. I've had nothing but GREAT feedback not only from the Casting Directors and Agents, but even my peers! Plus, I've been invited by one of the Casting Directors to audition for an upcoming production in Alabama! Better believe I'll be there!"

Jada Lynn, August 2018

Robin SIGNED with Take 3 Talent following our July NY Connection!

Robin Johnson, August 2018

"Thanks to showcasing at Actors Connection, I BOOKED an entire summerstock season at Eastern Kentucky's only professional theatre, JENNY WILEY THEATRE. This job gave me the foundation to move to NYC and start meeting with all the Talent Agents / Managers / Casting Directors I connected with through AC!"

Chandler Matkins, August 2018

Since showcasing with Actors Connection, Alexandra SIGNED with Carson-Adler Agency and FREELANCES with Ramona's Model and Talent LLC!

Alexandra Fortin, July 2018

"After only 12 days into my 1 month Unlimited Seminar Package, I SIGNED with legit agency Judy Boals, Inc. Shorey and everyone at Actors Connection is beyond amazing and professional. What would normally take an actor months-even years, you can accomplish within a matter of weeks with Actors Connection. They bring in the people you need to know in every department of the industry. Hands down the best investment I've made as an actor new to NYC."

Yosef Kasnetzkov, July 2018

Anna Maria just started her AC Fast Track and BOOKED a commercial through Beth Melsky from a submission thru JHA Management!

Anna Maria Vargas, July 2018

"Prior to my coming to Actors Connection, my career as an actor was going nowhere fast. I had no agent, was not getting any prime auditions, and thought my pursuit of an acting career was the proverbial, "pipe dream." But once I started taking courses at Actors Connection, I landed an agent, I was getting auditions based on my readings during the seminars, and I was networking successfully. Kudos to AC and hearrfelt thanks."

Ed Incle, July 2018

THANK YOU Actors Connection! I am officially signing with Shirley Faison of Carson Adler thanks to the Actors Connection seminar I attended back in June! I look forward to attending more classes and seminars in the future.

Hailey Best, July 2018

AnnMarie is SIGNING with Take 3 Talent after meeting Eddie Rabon, Agent, in an Actors Connection Showcase!

AnnMarie Sykes, May 2018

"After meeting Commercial Agent Traci Lynn Luthy at an AC seminar, Moire is now FREELANCING with Take 3 Talent's Commercial and Print Department."

Moire Kiyingi, May 2018

"I'm officially SIGNING with Avalon Artists and Craig Holzberg and also FREELANCING with David McDermott of Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum all thanks to NY Connection! Couldn't have asked for a better result than coming away with both a commercial and legit agent. Thank you so much!"

Joshua Michael Payne, May 2018

Olan BOOKED a recurring role on Netflix's STRANGER THINGS after meeting his agent Lisa Lax, The Lisa Lax Agency in a seminar here at AC!

Olan Montgomery, May 2018

"I am SIGNING with Avalon Artists Group NY as my legit agency! I met with Craig and the NY based agent at the company, Ellery, last Monday and they invited me to work with them on Thursday. I wanted to thank you SO much for NY Connection and everything you did to make me feel so supported."

Callan Suozzi-Rearic, April 2018

John SIGNED with Nani/Saperstein Management after meeting David Krasner, Personal Manager in an Actors Connection seminar.

John Sousa, April 2018

"Just wanted to let you know that in addition to my meeting with Craig at Avalon, I've also secured a meeting with David McDermott of JG&D! Thanks to Shorey and the NY Connection!"

Joshua Michael Payne, April 2018

Sue BOOKED a Major League Soccer commercial after meeting Tisha Ioli, CD in her On-Camera Commercial Class here at AC and being called in for an AUDITION!

Sue Mathys, April 2018

Toni BOOKED TWO lead roles at a Summer Theater following her Actors Connection Showcase!

Toni Baker, April 2018

"I attended the "Meet 5 Top NY Commercial Print Agents in One Night" in the beginning of February. One month later, I received an email from one of the agents, Charlie Winfield from FunnyFaceToday, to come in and be represented by the agency. Thanks so much Actors Connection for this opportunity!"

Nicole Bonifacio, April 2018

"I recently booked a New York production of Sondheim's Follies thanks to Broadway Connection!"

Christine Donnelly, March 2018

After meeting casting director Rita Powers at an Actors Connection seminar, Keith was later called in and BOOKED a lead role in the feature film "DETAINED"!

Keith Dorman, March 2018

After meeting Catherine Melillo at Actors Connection, I started FREELANCING with Take 3 Talent's voiceover department! A dream since I love commercial/VO work!

Cortney Gift, March 2018

Bjorn BOOKED a stand-in job (for Tracy Morgan) via Turner TV from being recommend by Actors Connection.

Bjorn Pink, March 2018

Kevin is now WORKING with The Lisa Lax Agency from being referred by Actors Connection.

Kevin B. McGlynn, February 2018

From meeting casting director Eve Battaglia in her AC Film Intensive, Anna was REFERRED by Eve to Jean Louis Diamonika, personal manager and SIGNED. Anna just BOOKED her first big feature film and has a scene with Natalie Portman!

Anna Mikami, February 2018

"I SIGNED with The Roster for legit after meeting Michael Rodriguez at an AC showcase recently. That means I found my commercial and legit agent through AC!"

Drew DeSimone, February 2018

"I've had recent auditions for BLUE BLOODS, THE DEUCE, QUANTICO and THE BLACKLIST after meeting and then freelancing with Mike Lyons, Silver Model Management, a division of BMG NY in a seminar at Actors Connection!"

Rajeev Pahuja, February 2018

"NY Connection is a wonderful way to be seen by casting directors and agents, meet fellow actors and learn all about the industry. The knowledge I gained those three days is priceless! Actors Connection is the place to go to grow as an artist and start your professional career."

Anna Vargas, February 2018

After taking Pamela Kramer's "Dying for the Camera" class at AC, Heather was brought in for a MEETING and is now FREELANCING with Stefanie Field Talent and Entertainment!

Heather Drew, February 2018

"Since starting the Fast Track Program, I've signed with JHA Management as well as The Meg Pantera Agency and recently I BOOKED a Co-Star role on The Blacklist. I also just recently got called in for an AUDITION and CALLBACK for an Amazon VO after meeting with Ashley Marshall from Beth Melsky Casting. All this and I'm only half way done!"

James Fraser, February 2018

After meeting Katie Murphy, at an AC seminar, Emma has now SIGNED with Meg Pantera Agency!

Emma Sohlberg, January 2018

"After attending the 3-day NY Connection, I was contacted by an Agent who I met during the Commercial Agent Showcase... and am now FREELANCING with Jordan, Gill & Dornbaum! On top of that, the classes and work with the Casting Directors helped me learn that I am ready for what's next!

Daniel Washington, January 2018

After meeting Jaime Baker, Jaime Baker Management, at the final class of Barry Shapiro's Advanced Commercial Class, Wendy was asked to FREELANCE with Jaime Baker Management!

Wendy Lechuga, January 2018

After attending a seminar with Ann Wright at AC, Connie is now FREELANCING with Ann Wright Representatives!

Connie Kirk, December 2017

After meeting Brandon Cohen, Talent Manager, BAC Talent, in an Actors Connection seminar, Velson AUDITIONED for a large guest star role on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS after being submitted by Brandon.

Velson D'Souza, December 2017

After meeting Talent Manager, Brandon Cohen of BAC Talent, at an Actors Connection seminar, Stephanie BOOKED a major recurring role on a Netflix series.

Stephanie Gould, December 2017

After taking an intensive with John Ort, Ellen Lewis Casting, Cliff was called in for a feature film and BOOKED a principal role!

Cliff Moylan, December 2017

After meeting with Albert Bramante, Emerging Talent Agency, at an AC seminar, A.J. is now freelancing with Emerging Talent!

A.J. Frankln, November 2017

After meeting Margaret Emory of SW Artists at an AC seminar, David is now FREELANCING with them in all areas!

David Tillistrand, November 2017