PILOT SEASON Primetime TV Festival
Showcase to 6 TOP NY CD's All in ONE DAY! AM SessionSaturday, March 25th at 10:45am
Our biggest and most popular event! SHOWCASE to SIX INCREDIBLE Casting Directors who focus on Primetime TV and Pilots all in one jam-packed morning!
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3 Day Pilot Season Showcase
April 7-9, 2017 with 12 Casting Directors and Agents
Please submit a picture and resume for consideration to: firstname.lastname@example.org
"NY Connection is the best investment I have made in my acting career." -Julia Roux, past NY Connection participant
Our NY Connection is a 3-Day SHOWCASE that's jam packed with the GUARANTEED ATTENDANCE of INDUSTRY GUESTS who are the movers and shakers in the New York entertainment arena.
Whether you are considering a move to NYC or you already live here, this is the opportunity to guarantee yourself a networking opportunity, improve your auditioning skills and current material as well as showcase your artistry and talent. This program makes for the perfect time to get your feet wet, introduce yourself to a wide variety of industry guests, capitalize on being a "fresh face" for new projects, be seen by some of New York's Top Agents and Casting Directors and get a taste of what NYC may have in store for you and your future career.
• 3 Full Days of networking and showcasing your talent
• 6 Casting Director Intensives from Film, TV, Broadway and Commercials
• 6 Talent Agents to showcase to for Film, TV, Broadway and Commercials
• 1 Business seminar: "Finding the PERFECT Talent Agent for YOU"
By Approval Only, limited to 20 qualified performers (ages 18+)
$695 for the 3-Day program
Please submit a picture and resume for consideration to: email@example.com
Casting Director Testimonials:
"NY Connection was a great experience for me. I was able to meet some wonderful talent in a warm, friendly and professional setting."
-Allison Shomer, Casting Associate, Gayle Keller Casting
"As a film/TV Casting Director, I am always looking for fresh, new talent. NY Connection has been wonderful in introducing our show to some great new talent. Always professional, always reliable and always great hidden gems to be found. I have never walked away from a session without someone great to call in for an audition."
Mia Cusamano, Casting Director, M&M Casting
"NY Connection was a wonderful experience for me. I met many new actors who I will definitely be bringing in for future auditions."
Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman Lipson Casting
"One of the actors I met in my Film Intensive is a real find! I'm setting him up with a Personal Manager meeting this week - cross fingers."
Eve Battaglia, Casting Director, Eve Battaglia Casting
Past Participant Testimonials and Success Stories:
"Elizabeth Berra contacted me to self tape for a feature film, following NY Connection! I have now received more invites and made more valuable connections thru Actors Connection, than any other studio of it's kind." -Whitney St. Ours, NY Connection Feb 2016
Shehzad Popat SIGNED with Take 3 Talent from meeting Eddie Rabon, Agent at our NY Connection! Shehzad also just booked a BIG COMMERCIAL through Telsey + Co. from being submitted by Eddie!
"After participating in NY Connection, I was offered a TV/Commercial contract from Take 3 Talent!!! I am now signed and being represented! Just wanted to share the news and thank you for such a fun, amazing experience." -Veronika Hollenbeck
Jared Prudoff-Smith SIGNED with Bloc Talent Agency from meeting Fatima Wilson, Agent, at NY Connection!
Lilli Stein is now FREELANCING with Doug Kesten, Commercial Agent, Paradigm from meeting and being referred by Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman & Lipson Casting at our NY Connection! Lilli also just BOOKED her first national commercial for VIRGIN MOBILE from being sent out by Paradigm!
Mark Ryan Anderson SIGNED with Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum from meeting David McDermott, Agent, at NY CONNECTION!
Margy Love SIGNED with The Lisa Lax Agency from meeting Lisa, Legit Agent, at NY Connection!
"NY Connection was a fantastic experience. I never had the privilege of having a NYC senior showcase through my college, so this was an amazing way to get in front of commercial and legit agents. Aside from all the invaluable information I've accumulated, I've got a meeting coming up with an agent!" - Alan Trinca, NY Connection participant
Travis Mitchell BOOKED a guest star on the new TV series SMALL MIRACLES from meeting Brette Goldstein, CD, Brette Goldstein Casting at our NY Connection Showcase!
LaToya Franklyn BOOKED a co-star role on an NBC Pilot from meeting Susanne Scheel, Casting Associate, Bowling/Miscia Casting and she's also now FREELANCING with Take 3 Talent and recently BOOKED a Pepsi web commercial from meeting Eddie Rabon at our NY Connection!
"NY Connection was very informative and I loved the opportunity to understand the process and getting to know the people involved in the industry. I've learned a lot that I can apply to my career. And GOOD NEWS...I got a call for an INTERVIEW with Gina Manfredi from DDO Artists Agency!" -Vick Krishna
Raegan Sehdev SIGNED with Jordan, Gill and Dornbaum in both the Legit and Commercial departments from meeting David McDermott, Commercial Agent at our NY Connection Showcase!
Sumayya Ali SIGNED with Take 3 Talent from meeting Eddie Rabon, Agent at our NY Connection!
Adam Zuniga is now FREELANCING with DDO Artists Agency as a result of meeting Jerry Kallarakkal, Agent at our NY Connection!
"I just received an AUDITION for a Chinese Heritage Commercial after meeting Eve Battaglia at the NY Connection December event!" - Natalie Vero
Kerri Rose is now SIGNED with The Bloc Agency after meeting Jim Daly, Agent at our Pilot Season NY Connection Showcase!
Anthony Michael SIGNED with The Lisa Lax Agency from meeting Lisa, Legit Agent at our Fall NY Connection!
Christina Chaplygina SIGNED with Judy Boals Inc. after meeting Judy at our Fall NY Connection Showcase!
Michael Alban SIGNED with CESD from meeting Lakey Wolf, Commercial Agent at our Spring NY Connection!
David Carranza BOOKED a national commercial for MACARONI GRILL from meeting Barry Shapiro, CD, Herman-Lipson Casting at our Fall NY Connection!
"Do yourself a favor and join Actors Connection's team for NY Connection. Not only are there established industry professionals to lead the sessions, but they also go to great lengths to filter through the actors that want to join NY Connection. After NY Connection, you will have a new family. I guarantee you'll feel less alone in perhaps the most daunting industry of them all."
-Mitchell Cetuk, Pre-Pilot Season Participant
"My most valuable takeaway from this weekend is that I now know I'm truly ready for the next level of my career. I know I can go in to a room and deliver not only a solid read, but an audition that allows my personality and brand to shine through in its own unique way. And the 'belief in myself' that I'm walking away with is a pretty special gift! "
"After a two year hiatus from the industry I was nervous to return. I truly am grateful to have been able to take part in the NY Connection Showcase. Being surrounded by wonderful actors and people in the business really felt like home. Watching, learning, and being challenged again as an actor let me know I was back where I belong. Actors Connection gave me even more confidence to go after my dream again! Beyond thankful!"
-Matthew William Ellis, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"Thank you again for all of your help over the weekend. Especially with the coordination of my headshots! I'm glad I got feedback on it. The program was great and I learned so much!"
-Maya Grant, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"I have only lived in NYC for two months, but thanks to NY Connection I feel like I have a practical, informed, excting plan of action to get to take the next steps in my career. The insight, skill, and connections I developed over just one weekend, would have taken me years to develop without the help of Actors Connection! I left feeling hopeful, energized, and ready to take on this profession!"
-Megan Fitzgerald, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"I received so much valuable information from the Casting Director's point of view & got a better perspective on how to approach my next audition. I received good feedback from the Agents, which has fueled me to push harder in making my dream career a reality. NY Connection was an experience that confirmed acting is where I belong. "
-Jessica Espinal, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"I don't think I could have asked for a better experience than NY CONNECTION. I learned a TON. I couldn't stop taking notes. And it is so helpful to see the video clips our work afterwards! I was also able to meet (and even impress) some amazing industry professionals I would never have been able to get in a room with any other way. None of this would have been possible without your efforts and the absolutely incredible team of people you collected. So sincerely, thank you."
-Julie Cohn, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"Very happy with the new contacts I've made and overall knowledge about the business I was able to gain thru NY Connection. Most of all, auditioning in front of Talent Agents was the biggest challenge and experience for me. Can't wait to be back and I'll definitely refer friends to Actors Connection as it is my new home for future acting training and auditions. You guys rock!"
-Sarah Kenny, NY Connection participant
"I'm now FREELANCING with Frontier Booking International after meeting Heather Finn, Agent at Actors Connection. Just wanted to forward that bit of good news along, and thanks again for a great three-day event this Summer!"
-Lara Hemingway, NY Connection participant
"NY Connection was an absolute game changer for my acting career. I have walked away from this phenomenal experience with new relationships, industry insights, AND a commercial audition already! NY Connection? Just do it!"
- Lamar Richardson, NY Connection participant
"The NY Connection weekend was a great way to motivate myself as a young actor, and gave me some really great hands-on practice. I would recommend it to anyone who needs a real orientation to the world that is their business."
- Harrison Buzzatto, NY Connection participant
"I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at NY Connection. After merely three days, I find myself on track with clear direction and tools for achieving my career goals."
-Tashi Thomas, NY Connection participant
"I honestly had a life changing experience working with the phenomenal lineup of teachers and Casting Directors at NY Connection. I learnt SO much and was finally able to get a proper mental grasp on the New York industry. Most importantly, the experience confirmed my passion and made me realize that New York is 110% the place for me."
-Brittany Barnes, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"Being new to the New York market and not knowing the Casting Directors can be challenging for any actor. I was referred to NY Connection and have met serious professionals that are huge in the industry. Right away I got an email from Shorey who helped me polish my resume to prepare for the 3-day Intensive. She was very helpful and the entire staff are friendly at the office. I would recommend Actors Connection to any actor looking to elevate their career. I met fantastic Casting Directors that I now maintain relationships with. I also met Talent Agents and have learned what they are looking. It's a comfortable environment where everyone is supportive of each other's success."
-Myra Borja, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"NY Connection was one of the best events I've attended as an actor. The guest list is great and varied, the feedback invaluable (and sometimes brutally, refreshingly honest) and the networking can't be beat. I came away from this weekend re-energized and with new goals for my career, as well as new tools and advice to achieve those goals. I would recommend this event to anyone who really thinks they are ready to take the next step in their career!"
-Katie Downey, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"The overall information obtained was invaluable and the Agents could not have been more helpful in their answers to questions and evaluations. I can't imagine where you could get more information and assessment in a single weekend."
-John Pickett, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"I learned soooo much and had such an incredible experience throughout the three days. I grew a lot; not just as an actress but also as a PERSON..it was an invaluable experience for me. Also, Matthew Maisto called me in for an audition last week for a pilot! Success all around."
-Vishani Miller, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"I wanted to update you on a really cool thing. I just got CAST in a feature film that Tiffany Little Canfield cast. She spoke to Ann at Judy Boals and they talked about how they both met me at the NY Connection Showcase at AC. It is coming up on one year since I had the wonderful opportunity to be in the showcase, meet you and start the journey that would bring me here to NYC. Thank you again for all of your guidance and support."
-Myrna Caballo, Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"This past weekend participating in NY connection was nothing short of a huge success. The program ran seamlessly (thanks to you), the guest CD's and agents were immensely informative and helpful and I made good and genuine friends!! I so look forward to returning to actors connection and seeing what comes out of this brilliant weekend. Again, THANK YOU!"
-Jamie Erin Plancher , Pilot Season NY Connection participant
"NY Connection has been one of the best workshops I have attended since moving to NYC from Sydney, Australia. I met with top Agents and Casting Directors who are all so lovely, supportive and gave valuable guidance over the three days. I walked away from feeling more confident about how the industry works, how to market myself, auditioning and cold reads."
-Leanne Watson, NY Connection participant
"NY Connection was exactly what I needed! Making the transition to New York can be challenging, but luckily I got a head start with NY Connection. I got to show my work to a wonderful variety of Industry Professionals and the amount of knowledge and advice I received was beyond helpful. I now feel more confident making the move to NYC."
-Liana Montoro, Pilot Season NY Connection participant