New! NETFLIX TV Casting Director Event - Showcase to THREE top TV Casting Professionals

Saturday, April 24, 2021, 12pm ET / 9am PT

This event is in the past.

When it comes to streaming media, Netflix is the indisputable king.

With more original content than Amazon Prime VideoHulu, and Disney Plus, Netflix series provide talent with incredible opportunities to grow both as actors and to build their credits.

Today, we're excited to have THREE top Casting pro's who have cast for a wide variety of NETFLIX TV series.

This event will start off with a virtual Q&A. You'll then be showcasing to our panel and get immediate feedback on your performance so you can continue to make smarter and more powerful choices in this ever-changing career.

This panel includes:

- Mia Cusumano, M&M Casting

- Erika DeMeza, Chrystie Street Casting

- Eve Battaglia, Eve Battaglia Casting

What to Prepare:

For this showcase, please prepare a scene of choice that you feel best showcases your strengths as an actor. You can select a scene from the General Sides database (link located in your Actors Connection account upon registration), OR bring in your own 2-3 page scene. 

Please email your scene choice AS AN ATTACHMENT (file should be labeled YourName_CHARACTER) by 5pm (EST) the DAY BEFORE the event.


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.

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Mia Cusumano

Mia began her career as the Casting Coordinator for ABC's Primetime Casting Office, where she worked alongside Rosalie Joseph, Marci Phillips, Janet Murphy and Geoff Soffer. Her credits range from primetime television pilots and series to studio feature films.

Mia is currently casting TWO feature films. Her most recent project includes the HULU series RAMY. Recent feature films include: LEZ BOMB, AMERICAN.ISH, ANTARCTICA (for which she also served as a producer), BANG BANG, I DON'T LIVE FOR TODAY, BOHEMIANS, LOST GIRLS: ANGIE'S STORY, CENTIGRADE, TEAM MARCO, and I FEEL PRETTY starring Amy Schumer. Other recent TV credits include work on a new TNT series entitled SNOWPIERCER.  She also cast season one of the USA TV series FALLING WATER (produced by The Walking Dead's producer Gale Anne Hurd), along with films like PATERSON, directed by Jim Jarmusch. Mia has worked on huge sports campaigns such as MARGOT vs LILY for NIKE (featuring 8 episodes). She's worked on several pilots including Mamma Dallas for HBO, FOR JUSTICE for CBS and the pilot SOUTH OF HELL for WE. She also cast alongside Meghan Rafferty for the first season of the hit HBO series THE LEFTOVERS. Past projects include the feature film RUN ALL NIGHT starring Liam Neeson, the pilot THE TOMORROW PEOPLE for the CW as well as casting for the CBS TV series GOLDEN BOY.

Other projects include Woody Harrelson's Off-Broadway play BULLETS FOR ADOLF. She was the associate casting director on pilots: FOX's GUILTY and CBS's GOLDEN BOY with Rosalie Joseph Casting. She was the associate casting director on HBO's Untitled Phil Spector movie with casting director Sharon Bialy, the associate casting director on the first season of ABC's hit series "BODY OF PROOF" with casting director Rosalie Joseph. Mia worked with Julie Tucker and Ross Meyerson on season 3 of "IN TREATMENT" and on "SHERRI" with Rosalie Joseph. Other features she has worked on include "THE SMURFS" with Richard Hicks and David Rudin and ANNIE with Kathleen Chopin.

Eve Battaglia

One of NY's top indie film casting directors, EVE BATTAGLIA is best known for casting the Oscar-nominated TRANSAMERICA and was the US Casting Director for the hit Netflix series LILYHAMMER which starred Steve Van Zandt (Sopranos, E Street Band). Currently, Eve is working on TWO indie features. Her recent indie feature SWAN SONG just wrapped with Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Urie. 

She's also known for bringing in tons of AC actors for her many projects! Eve's recent projects include: PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN which premiered at the Toronto Film fesitval 2017, THE TRANSFIGURATION which premiered at Cannes in the prestigious Un Certain Regard section and is nominated for an Indie Spirit award.

Past projects include: the indie feature MATCH starring Patrick Stewart, Matthew Lillard and Carla Gugino, the feature film LULLABY starring Richard Jenkins, Jennifer Hudson and Amy Adams, BLUE CAPRICE starring Isaiah Washington premiered at Sundance 2013, was opening night for New Directors/New films at MOMA and was nominated for an Indie Spirit award and two Gotham Awards.

Follow this link for all of Eve's credits


Organized, Helpful and encouraging.

Elliot Stevens

She is very honest and delivers all her criticisms constructively and kindly.

Shannon Morrall

Professional, fun and insightful.

Anthony Walters

She was great!

Ingrid Kullberg-Bendz

Erika DeMeza

Erika Foss-DeMeza is a casting assistant at Chrystie Street Casting working on Television and Film.

Erika is currently working on Josephine Decker’s newest film for A24 and Apple called THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE. Her recent credits include, THREE MONTHS (MTV films),  RAMY (HULU), BOOGIE (Eddie Huang and Focus Features),  LOVE 40 (Fred Wolf),  EMILY IN PARIS, SPREE, TOPSIDE, FALSE POSITIVE (Ilana Glazer and A24) , OUT OF SERVICE and DREAMLAND. Erika is a proud graduate of The University of Michigan musical theatre program.


Saturday, April 24, 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.