DEVELOPING YOUR FILM/TV DEMO - 1 SCENE SPECIAL - Film 1 Scene ON SET with 2 Weeks of Coaching by Tisha Ioli, Independent Casting Director and Michael Cerisano, Filmmaker - ONLY A FEW SPACES LEFT!

Monday, September 17, 2018, 7:00pm

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NOTE: Registration for this class ends 48 hours before the class begins in order to allow the casting directors to cast your scene pairings. Actors who register after this time will be waitlisted and contacted if there is a spot the becomes available.

If you're pursuing Film and TV, it's imperative that you have either a film/TV demo or clips of your work to show agents and casting directors. You also need a demo or clips of your work if you're submitting on websites like Actors Access. If you don't have them, your competition is getting placed above you and you're probably not even being looked at by casting directors.

SPECIAL ONE-SCENE CLASS!In this two week class, you'll have the opportunity to work ON SET and acquire usable footage to help develop and showcase your on-camera demo reel.Prior to the class, Tisha will cast you in one short film/TV partner scene with another actor in the class.

In the first class, you'll meet our team, read through your scene with your partners, and immediately jump into coaching through your scenes in a group coaching. In your next class, you'll have individual coaching sessions with Tisha to perfect your scene. Your final "class" will be spent shooting on location with Michael at varying times during the week following the class. Actors must be available for filming during this time. Actors are responsible for their own locations, hair/makeup and wardrobe/styling. Within two weeks of completing your film shoots, you'll receive your fully edited material to post on your website or add to your current demo reel.

This class is also PERFECT for those actors who have already been compiling material for a film/TV demo, but are missing certain types of roles. Actors can bring in scene ideas for this class. Actors may also register as pairs to take this class. Limited to 10 actors.

Tisha Ioli has been a freelance casting director, teacher and coach for over 25 years. A former actor, Tisha casts for numerous high profile NY offices, including Don Case Casting, Donna DeSeta Casting, Kipperman Casting, Strickman-Ripps and Jennifer Ajemian Casting. Recent commercial projects include: Minolta, Staples, Chillis, Smile Train, Eukanuba, Pepsi, Bank of America and Ikea. Most recently she assisted on casting the indie films RAPID EYE MOVEMENT and THE ATLANTIC MOTEL. As a private coach, she has had the pleasure of working with her clients on commercials, monologues and scene work.

Michael Cerisano is a filmmaker, director and photographer. A Rutgers graduate, he has filmed and edited numerous short films, documentaries, music videos and indie features. His documentary CARBON COPY won Best Documentary at The Mason Gross School of the Arts. His work with Broadway Audio and Lighting led him to work on a variety of Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, WICKED, DISGRACED, ROCK OF AGES and ALADDIN to name a few.


"I had such an incredibly positive experience working with both Tisha & Mike! I love the style of Mike's work & appreciated how much Tisha cared about each of her students having the best possible product. This is a great investment & have already recommended this course to friends :)" -Niré

"I am very thankful for the demo reel class. I had no video footage up until now. Mike did an excellent job at piecing together all my best moments and creating awesome footage for me to use on my website. I have since signed with my 1st manager. Tisha really took her time picking our scenes with care and she was spot on in her choices. She really went the extra mile giving some great coaching tips and even offering her presence and her apartment for our shoots. I'd like to add that I really appreciate that she took the time to watch and comment on all of our finished work as well. Thank you!" -Nikki Dos Santos

"I found this class to be really helpful and was very impressed by Tisha and Mike's commitment to the class. The two of them really go above and beyond and take the extra time to make sure that you are connecting with your scene and scene partner and that you are ultimately satisfied with your final product. The set-up of the class is pretty loose and it is really what you make of it. A lot of the responsibility falls on you, which gives you a lot of creative freedom to do the scene as you want to, with Mike and Tisha offering their opinions to help you through the process. Like in the real world, it is up to you to do your own work on the scene and show up to your set ready to shoot. Bottom line-considering all the time and effort it takes to execute this class, I think it is worth the cost and certainly benefited from participating!" -Jared Miller

"I really enjoyed the demo class! My website is up and running and feels complete because of my new clips and demo reel and just helped me to start FREELANCING with a personal manager!" -Kenan Wei

"I took the Developing Your Film/TV Demo Class in September and would highly recommend to anyone without a reel (or to add to an existing reel). The two clips I have now has gotten me a lot more audition opportunities and jobs! The video clips added more of a professional feel to my new website. It also helped me to start freelancing with a personal manager! I am so grateful you offer this class. It is exactly what a new actor starting out in this business needs. Thank you again!" -Nancy Walsh

"Thank you, AC!! After taking the Demo class, I have a fantastic reel with solid material, strong scene partners, and excellent lighting. If you need a reel, or need to update your reel, I highly recommend this class." -James Foster Jr

"The demo reel class at Actors Connection is the best reel class out there. Its truly worth every penny. Tony, Pete and Mike really work on getting to know the actor and invest in finding the best scenes to showcase your talents. Everything is shot on scene, which separates this class from other reel classes and makes it that much better! Now I have legit material to send out to casting directors and agents. I highly recommend! The demo reel helped me get a manager, which is great, thank you." -Elora Von Rosch

"These days, a demo reel is as essential as a headshot. This class is an excellent source for those looking to begin a TV/Film career, but have no footage for a reel. The whole collaborative experience was amazing and educational, and I've already gotten auditions because of my reel. I highly recommend this class!" -Sherry Lorraine

"This class was a great experience! I was able to use footage from my scenes to have a reel created, which I have been using on a daily basis. I already booked a music video, and an audition for a web project. I had been submitting without a reel for several months and getting nowhere. Now I am getting responses and generating interest. Now I can create my website! The quality of the production was excellent! I was really impressed with the final edited scenes." -Tim MacCallum

"I needed a demo reel and got that and more. Each class focused on scene comprehension, on camera technique and my type/roles that were right for me. At the end of the 5 weeks, not only did I get a reel but I got some valuable tools that have helped and will continue to help me in my career." -Shakirah DeMesier

"The Demo Reel class was probably one of the most important things I could have ever done for myself. Not only did I get fantastic footage and first rate production value scenes/clips, I am getting lots of positive response from casting directors, agents and managers. HS & resume isn't enough anymore, you have to have a reel. It's a catch 22 because how do you get a reel if you don't get the jobs to put on the reel? Well, take this class and make it happen for yourself. Get it! Do it! Create the career you want!" -Eddie James

"Your class, from start to finished scenes, was a wonderful experience for me. You guys are doing great things with this reel class!" -Jake Lipman

"I just wanted to express how grateful I am for having taken the "Building Your Reel" class. The scenes were perfect roles for me and I added them to my reel right away! I even was able to take it to LA Connection with me, having an agent take a look. Thank you again!" -Anna Lewgood

"It was a great on the job learning experience! It made me that much more aware of everything around me as the actor and the focus that I need to maintain. I can't wait to see the edited versions of everyone's scene work at the screening. This class is a great tool for actors building their careers!" -Peter Davenport

"I really enjoyed the class. The strengths were the good quality and quick turn around of the video. It was a very valuable experience-a lot of value for the time and money. I've also been getting seen by a lot more casting directors because of my videos and I BOOKED a principal role in HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA directly." -Robert Eckard


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