NEW! On-Camera COMMERCIAL EVENT with Erica Palgon, Casting Director, Erica Palgon Casting - FIRST TIME OFFERED!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019, 7:00pm

Price: $89.00

Here's your chance to work with one of NY's busiest Commercial Casting Directors teaching YOU the skills necessary to break into this very lucrative area of the business! After an informative Q&A, Erica will teach you how to interpret commercial copy on the fly, and provide skills that will improve your on-camera technique. Each actor will receive cold commercial copy and have the opportunity to apply these learned skills on-camera in a group setting for constructive feedback.

Erica Palgon

CREDITS: Erica Palgon of Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond is a Casting Director for all types of commercials, films, voice-over, TV, webseries, theater, and reality casting.

Commercial Comedy Credits: 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 Amy Schumer show, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, South Park, Tosh.0, Comedy Central Festival Colossal Clusterfest, Comedy Central app, promo for comedian Eugene Mirman's 1 hr comedy special, and Workaholics/Stride Gum.

Other commercial comedy credits include: T-Mobile (w/ Catherine Zeta-Jones), Sobe ad for 2009 Superbowl, All Bran (with John McEnroe), Swiffer, Lowe's, Lendingtree, Citibank,, a big campaign for Greenpeace where talent was asked to tell their worst jokes (included Michael Showalter and Lewis Black), on-camera promos for 30 Rock, A&E/Lifetime/History Channel, TNT, TBS/Domino's, TLC Say Yes to The Dress, Discovery Channel/SCJohnson, and ESPY Awards promo with John Cena.

Film/TV/Webseries: COMEDY CREDITS: Great World of Sound (casting director, Sundance 2007), Just Like the Son (casting director, Tribeca Festival 2006). She produced and cast several films, including the dark comedies Amateurs (casting director/assoc. producer, starring Audrey Esparza), Doomsdays (casting director/assoc. producer, starring Justin Rice & Leo Fitzpatrick, Berlin Independent Film Festival 2014, SF Indie Film Fest, Woodstock Film Festival 2013, special MoMA screening), Hannah Has A Ho Phase (casting director/assoc. producer, featuring Kate McKinnon), C Street (with Dylan Walsh, Don Stark, Michael Gross, Jessica Blank and Grainger Hines), Dumping Lisa (casting director/assoc. producer), Murt Ramirez Wants to Kick My Ass (casting director, starring John D'Leo). Hilarious films Murphy Crib, (casting director, featuring an ensemble of creative female comedy talent, New Filmmakers Festival NYC 2016). Short film Visit 57 (casting director, directed by Kate Phelan, Hamptons International Film Festival 2016, 3 awards at Best Shorts Competition 2016 for acting, short and women filmmakers, Women's Indie Film Festival Santa Monica 2016), and a modern day commedia dell ‘arte play Delirium's Daughters, directed by Kathleen Butler.

Erica served as casting consultant for 2014 Shorty Awards, an award show for best social media content, attaching Natasha Leggero as host and presenters Matt Walsh, H. Jon Benjamin and Gilbert Gottfried. Erica also completed casting on a comedy series for TruTV's Late Night Snack, titled "Blank Meets Blank," a home renovation team for a new series for A&E and FYI and an animated webseries Global Problem Solvers.

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.

Erica has a passion for comedy and storytelling that she loves to explore. She graduated from Level 1 and 2 improv at The PIT, participated in the show MORTIFIED and recently performed an inspiring story at The MAGNET as part of a storytelling class she took. Erica is always excited to share her funny and inspiring tweets with her followers on Twitter! She was recently named one of the Top 25 NY Casting Directors to follow on Twitter.


Wednesday, January 23, 20197:00 pm

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.