New! 3-Week COMMERCIAL Audition TECHnique Class: Self-Tapes, Virtual Callbacks, Zoomin' Improv & Content for B(r)etter Marketing with Brette Goldstein, Casting Director/Producer

Wednesday, June 2, 2021, 2pm ET / 11am PT

Price: $169.00

Self-tapes. Virtual callbacks. On-set safety.

Brette has been casting commercials virtually since March. Over the course of 3 weeks, she'll help you navigate and shine in the new world of commercial casting - from submissions to self-taped initial auditions to virtual callbacks.

By sharing TECH and TECHNIQUE tricks of the trade, Brette will help you build a stronger trust and rapport with casting directors, thereby making it easier to attract great representation, even at this turbulent time!
You’ll work on selecting and perfecting a unique piece of commercial copy that features your authentic voice, then tape it for your website/casting software profiles. We will also build next-level skills for improv auditions on Zoom, talk marketing strategies for right now, current on-set safety protocols, and, most importantly, how to bring what makes you charismatic and compelling to the forefront in your auditions!
Week 1 - Brette discusses commercial technique, as well as how to self-tape in a world of virtual casting. We see the four pieces of copy that each actor has created for themselves. The class collaborates on which piece(s) of copy feature you best. We polish and perfect the one (or more!) that teaches us (industry) how to cast you!
Week 2 - Brette discusses commercial improv technique in the world of Zoom. Actors perform paired commercial improvs. Brette will also break down and demystify the art self-taped improvs with no dialogue.
Week 3 - In the first part of class we record your commercial copy, which is perfectly written for your true voice - conversational, authentic, and uniquely YOU. We talk targeting marketing strategy for the new world in the second part of class. Union vs non-union, self-taping, how to get representation, etc. We also discuss COVID on-set protocols.
Don't miss this truly one-of-a-kind commercial class!


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

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**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.**

Brette Goldstein

Brette has cast five television series (USA, LMN, Lifetime, History Channel, Investigation Discovery), over 50 independent films, 300 commercials, 100 plays, seven pilot presentations (including “Odd Mom Out” for Bravo) and various new media projects, and was the resident casting director at Washington, DC’s Folger Elizabethan Theatre for ten seasons.

Films Brette has cast have won awards and been official selections at most of the major film festivals, including Sundance, Tribeca and Cannes. Brette is the former Co-Producing Director of Washington Jewish Theatre, Production Manager at Washington Shakespeare Co., and Associate Producer of the Washington Theatre Festival.

She is currently working on three projects (one series and two indie films) in development and casting around four commercials a month. 


Brette Goldstein's workshop was a tremendous experience. She takes all her industry, casting and acting knowledge and and generously presents it to her class in an energetic, caring, smart, funny, and thoughtful way that is uniquely Brette. Her honest critique is given with such love, support, and guidance that you have no choice but to walk away a better on-camera actor no matter where you started. Oh, yes, and she is LOL funny, too!

Catherine Ryan

Brette's fantastic at typing actors and helping them to key into who they are and how they are perceived. I loved that I got full scripts not just scenes, so I really felt that it was more like the actual audition process. She's also excellent at coaching and fine tuning your scene to perfect the audition. Her down to earth, no-nonsense description of the indie film business was immensely helpful and I would recommend this class to anyone who is interested in indies!

Kristen Riley

I just wanted to thank you for your class. I learned SOOOOO much. I am very green when it comes to film and I'm glad I was able to see myself on camera and I picked up so much watching you direct others and having you direct me. Also, I want to thank you for being so human and open with your thoughts on the business. I've recommended you to all my friends.

Salvador Chevez

I can't tell you enough how much I've enjoyed your classes. The feedback and adjustments that you've given, not only to me but to everyone, are sooooo insightful. You have helped me to get to another level.... thank you! My wife who has seen or read most of my scenes from your classes as well as past classes that I've taken at AC said 'SHE GETS YOU!.' She knows the scenes that you have given me are the kinds of scenes and characters that I want to play. So, thank you for 'GETTING ME!'

Ted Oyama

I think your class ROCKS and I am so glad I took it. You have such a positive way of saying things and you are so good at talking to actors. You never belittle, only encourage. Believe me, that is rare. Extremely. Thank you.

Larry Daggett

Brette is a breath of fresh air. She is a force of nature and full of the most valuable and straight up advice about the business. She knows character and helps you to shine and considers your character analysis.

Jana Stella Sintschnig

Brette is unflinchingly honest in her feedback while maintaining a safe and fun atmosphere.

Synnove Eriksen

Brette is amazing at getting to know you as a person and casting you. She sees your potential and range then challenges you. She is honest and blunt about the casting world and let's you in on great secrets to succeed in your career.

Christophe Morabito

Mrs. Goldstein workshop was the first class that I've taken at Actors Connection. I'm very please with the training. Her advice is golden. She gives you tools that's they don't teach in college. This is definitely the class to take if you need improve help.

Darlene Dues

Loved Brette's class - she's really great, intelligent, funny, has great insights into the business that she shares!

Kenan Wei

Brette Goldstein bluntly tells you how it is. She lets you know how this business works and what's expected of you. I learned some great audition tips. She is awesome! I love her honesty and sense of humor.

Nicole Dos Santos

Brette is truly an actor's advocate. I learned so much about auditioning with improv - the traps we can fall in and also how to prepare. She gave us tremendous insight about both the indie film and network TV casting process.

Mark Andrew Garner

I would absolutely recommend Brette's class and already have to all my friends. She's freaking hilarious. She somehow balances being tactful while being honest and funny! I really feel she's a great teacher and her insight was phenomenal. Thank you so much!

Zulla Berhe


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