New! On-Camera COMEDY INTENSIVE with Erica Palgon, CD, Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond

Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 7:00pm

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Here's your opportunity to work on your comedic skills with this top NY Casting Director who casts for all types of film, commercials, and theater, Union and Non Union and real people casting.

Erica has cast many hilarious cross-promos for COMEDY CENTRAL including Bud Light, 3 Musketeers, Twix, Subway, Cigna, Experian, Comedy Central App, Burger King, Axe, Geico, Kia, Experian, Budweiser, Lowes, Papa John's, Dave & Busters, Cadillac, Pop Tarts, Butterfingers, and promos for the new Amy Schumer show, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, South Park, Tosh.0, promo for comedian Eugene Mirman's 1 hr comedy special, and Workaholics/Stride Gum.

Erica's passion for comedy took her one step further into the trenches of improv. In 2011, she graduated from Level 1 and 2 Improv at The PIT (The People's Improv Theater).

For this intensive, Erica will select comedic sides based on your HS/resume submission which you will receive and prepare in advance. You'll work with her ON-CAMERA in a group as she coaches you through your scene in a format that replicates her casting process. She provide you with constructive feedback along with on-camera audition must knows' that she feels are imperative to book roles on a professional level.

This is a wonderful opportunity to be coached by a comedy expert in TV and film!

Space is limited!

Current projects: Erica is starting to cast for a feature: "C Street", a comedy. Also a PSA, a voice over and a webseries.

Recent projects: Plays: Delirium's Daughters Films: the short film "Oleander", short film Thirty Minutes, and film C Street Commercials: Kelloggs, Avon, Pepsi, Biore, Comedy Central promos for Budweiser, Subway and Tosh.0.

Other commercial comedy casting credits include: T-Mobile (w/Catherine Zeta-Jones), Sobe ad for 2009 Superbowl, All Bran (with John McEnroe), Verizon "Can you Hear Me Now" guy, Coke Zero, Bud Light, Time Warner Cable, Lever 2000, Swiffer, Stride Gum, Phillips 66, Lowe's, Lendingtree, a big campaign for Greenpeace where talent were asked to tell their worst jokes – included Michael Showalter and Lewis Black.

On-camera promos for 30 Rock, TNT, TBS/Domino's, TLC Say Yes to The Dress, and Discovery Channel/SCJohnson. Some older ads: Visa (with Ronde & Tike Barber), Virgin Mobile (with Wyclef Jean), Coinstar, Ameritrade ("Stuart") Verizon ("Ringtones", "Store", "Bridesmaids", "Airport" spots)

FILM COMEDY CREDITS: MEAN GIRLS, SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE, HOLIDAY, AQUAMARINE, indie films HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH (Sundance 2001), SHORTBUS (Cannes 2006), DOUBLE WHAMMY (Sundance 2001), SERIES 7 (Sundance 2001), GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (Sundance 2005),JUST LIKE THE SON (Tribeca Festival 2006), In 2001 Erica attended Sundance Film Festival representing the casting of 5 films: Series 7, Acts of Worship, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Diary of a City Priest, and Double Whammy.

She produced and cast several films, including the dark comedies "AMATEURS," and "DOOMSDAYS" (with Justin Rice & Leo Fitzpatrick) as well as musical biopic "THIRSTY", DUMPING LISA, MURT RAMIREZ WANTS TO KICK MY ASS, HANNAH HAS A HO PHASE (featuring SNL cast member Kate McKinnon), and a hilarious short film "STAY AT HOME" (LA Shorts Festival, Big Apple Film Festival). Erica served as casting consultant for 2014 SHORTY AWARDS, award show for best social media content, attaching Natasha Leggero as host and presenters Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin and Gilbert Gottfried. Recently wrapped casting for a modern day commedia dell ‘arte play ‘DELIRIUM'S DAUGHTERS", directed by Kathleen Butler and she is currently casting the comedic film "C STREET" and an upcoming series.

Over her 20 year career Erica has become an exceptional casting director having worked and learned from commercial and film directors John Cameron Mitchell, Tom DiCillo, Jesse Peretz, Russell Bates, Doug Nichol, Mike Bigelow, Baker Smith, Mikon Van Gastel, Matt Aselton, Phil Morrison, Jeff Preiss, David Gordon Green, Pam Thomas, Kinka Usher, Frank Samuel, Dewey Nicks, Mark Pellington, Mark Tiedemann, Fredrik Bond, Stacy Wall, Morgan J Freeman allowing her to develop her own natural techniques in directing, inventive casting ideas and teaching methods.


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The following disclaimer is provided specifically at the request of and in accordance with SAG/AFTRA: Seminars or classes are for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent or casting director.