NEW! Online COMMERCIAL INTENSIVE with Erica Palgon, Casting Director, Erica Palgon Casting

Saturday, February 27, 2021, 12pm ET / 9am PT

This event is in the past.

Raise your commercial auditions to a competitive, more confident level with this new online intensive for on-camera commercials.

Having trouble deciphering material? Do you find yourself second guessing your acting choices? Are you asking yourself ‘How do I make this funny?’

Erica will share with you specific tools and skills that will focus on accentuating and tailoring your personality to your acting as well as building your confidence.

You'll also learn:

● A focus on honing in on and trusting YOUR creative ideas and details.

● Owning, facing and using your fears and nerves in a smart, clever and effective way.

● Making the best use of nonverbal improv.

● Get a comprehensive understanding and clarification of expectations of directors and producers, as well as overall professionalism.

Don't miss this fun evening all about the world of auditioning for on-camera commercials!


What to Prepare:

For tonight's intensive, you will be assigned commercial copy to perform in a group setting to display learned skills and receive constructive feedback. Copy will be emailed 1-2 days prior to the event and will be assigned by Erica based upon your headshot and fully completed MY INFO section in your AC account. 


Please follow the procedures listed below:

  • Please update your headshot and fill out the MY INFO section of your AC account upon registration.

  • Arrive at least 10 MINUTES before your event is slated to start. Your host will give important information about the event at this time.

  • 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.

**Actors Connection classes and programming are for ADULTS (18+). With permission, some teens (14+) are allowed to take adult programming. To inquire about getting permission, please send an email to:**

**No recording of any kind is permitted by participants during class.**

**Please keep in mind that all programs at Actors Connection are for educational and professional development purposes. Participating in any class or event is not a promise of employment.**

Erica Palgon

Erica Palgon of Erica Palgon Casting & Beyond is a Casting Director for all types of films, commercials, voice-over, TV, webseries, and theater casting. She has been casting for 25 years and loves the opportunity to collaborate with so many diverse creative people.

Erica’s commercial credits include: Comedy Central many promos including: Amy Schumer show, Broad City, Tosh.0, South Park, Secret Lives of Pets 2, Burger King, Twix, McDonalds, Subway, Twizzlers, Geico, Uber, Dave & Busters.. She has cast for countless top brands in her 25 years in the business. Recent commercials: Intel, Milkbone, Nature Made, T-Mobile, Google, Disney, Boars, Head, Target.. Erica expanded her love of collaborating, working freelance for several NYC casting companies. Grey Advertising casting for their top clients: Longhorn, Pantene, Gillette, Pringles, Febreze, Olive Garden, Trulicity, Invesco, Hasbro. She also freelances for Telsey & Co commercial department: cast for Discover, Dollar Shave Club, Uber GE…) and Kipperman Casting - commercials: Dunkin’, Macy’s, Applebees, Hyundai, Revlon, Fanduel, Firehouse Subs)


Saturday, February 27, 202112:00 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.