ONLINE COMMERCIAL CLASS! 5 Weeks On-Camera with Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman & Lipson Casting

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT

This event is in the past.

Always a SOLD OUT class, Barry is a force in the field of commercial casting. He will be offering his unique insight and coaching skills in this comprehensive class.

You'll learn: -How to audition for all different types of commercials including improv, one-liners and multi-person copy; -Mastering cue cards, eating on-camera, and analysis of copy; -What to do with the call back AND gain insight on what goes on AFTER you've left the room!

At the end of the 5 weeks, Barry will give an honest and direct evaluation on where you stand in the commercial market!

A fabulous opportunity to work with one of the TOP CD's in town with over 30 years experience in casting. Barry's recently cast commercials for GOOGLE, TACO BELL, McDONALDS, NFL, REVLON, MILLER BEER, DICK'S SPORTING GOODS, VOLKSWAGEN, BAYER ASPIRIN and MACARONI GRILL to name a few.

Barry has been known to call in actors direct from his class for principal auditions. Certainly an opportunity not to be missed.

**Instructions and the ZOOM link for access to this online event will be emailed to you in advance. If you have not received the link by 12pm (EST) the day-of the event, please reach out to at least one hour PRIOR to the start of class.**


"Really fun!" -Sondra Ward

"Very interactive. Very informative. Barry is a great teacher who balances personal attention and productive, honest feedback on what we were good at and what to improve. Amazing class! Very thankful to have taken it. I look forward to taking more of his classes and learning more from him in the future." -Cozmo Costello

"Barry Shapiro is a wonderfully efficient and focused instructor. No time wasted - no teaching moment missed." -Jeanne O'Brien

"Barry was very straightforward and honest. Definitely will take his advanced class!" -Tucker Rose

"Such a camaraderie was formed that we all are going to keep in touch. Thank you Barry!" -Catherine Hormats

"The fun, hilarious atmosphere made me feel comfortable on camera." -Stuart Kenworthy

"Barry is the most real person in the industry I've ever met!" -Vlad Chebo

"Wow! The class gave me much more than I expected. I was not only able to see my growth, but I saw the growth of every last student in class. Barry has a unique way of being direct, but nurturing." -Telita Parry

"He's the best! We love him!" -Gursen Peno & Shan Budak

"I loved the course and it was a great way to learn and build confidence." -Anais Martinez

"I'm so excited to show off what I've learned. Barry was highly recommended and he totally delivered the learning experience I was expecting. I'm sure I'll be booking more work in no time." -Monique Pridgeon

"I just wanted to send you a quick note. Your class has helped me tremendously! I booked 2 union national commercials this month! I couldn't have done it without your class. Your candid and constructive comments helped immensely. The audition exercises you had us do definitely prepped me to expect the unexpected at auditions 🙂 Thanks a bunch!" -Karen Izaguirre

"I've been taking Barry Shapiro's 5-week On-Camera Commercial class and feel it's taken me to the next level - what a fantastic class! I wanted to share my success story that I just BOOKED and filmed a Loehmann's commercial that will be airing mid-September." -Jen Abramson

"I never knew how much there was to learn about analyzing copy. I learned so many different things about facial expressions and reactions and I felt I got MORE than what I paid for! This is a great class! I'm glad I took it and I've already recommended it to many of my friends, some who are actors and some who are looking to learn more about commercials!" -Kim Conlon

"I really appreciate Barry's candidness! It's really hard to find such honesty and I learned so much about how to audition for commercials!" -Mia Caress

"I loved every minute of this class. Barry is completely honest with you, where you learn but are laughing the whole way through. I'm much more comfortable in front of the camera now. It's a fabulous class! One of the best classes I've ever taken." -Jean Ann Garrish

"This class was entertaining, super informative, and smart. I've gained specific knowledge and technique that I can apply to my work" D. Mendez

***Voted Favorite Commercial Class - By BackStage Readers***


Barry Shapiro

A commercial Casting Director for over 30 years, Barry's casting experience translates to you feeling comfortable in these kinds of auditions so that you BOOK them! Barry is the owner of Herman & Lipson Casting, known for casting over 8,500 commercials to date.




 Barry was voted "Favorite Commercial Class" twice by  BackStage Readers!






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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.