LEGIT AGENT NIGHT-ON-CAMERA
SHOWCASE to 4 TOP NY Legit Agents and 1 CD ALL in 1 NIGHT!
Monday, April 24 at 7pm
Looking for representation? These 5 HUGE industry giants will be focusing on your talents for legit (film, TV and theater) work.
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DEVELOPING YOUR FILM/TV DEMO
If you're pursuing film and TV, it's imperative that you have either a film and TV demo or clips of your work to show agents and casting directors. Also, you need a demo or clips of your work if you're submitting on websites like Actors Access. If you don't have them, your competition is getting placed above you, and you're probably not even being looked at by casting directors. In partnership with Reproductions, Actors Connection offers you a great solution. Spend three weeks working with a casting director to perfect your scene followed by filming on set with an experienced filmmaker to create high-quality footage, build experience on screen and on set and capture scenes for your specific type. This class is currently only offered in New York — Coming soon to Los Angeles!
DEMO DEVELOPMENT CLASS
• 3 weeks of group and individual rehearsal sessions with a casting director
• 2 partner scenes, fully produced with professional lighting and sound
• pro color-correction
• audio clean up and background music
• delivered via Vimeo with a downloadable link
• experience on screen and on set
BONUS: You'll receive a discount code for Demo Reel Editing upon completion of the class.
This class is also PERFECT for those actors who have already been compiling material for a film and TV demo, but are missing certain types of roles. Actors can bring in scene ideas for this class. Actors may register as pairs to take this class as well.
NEXT CLASSES BEGIN:
Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm in New York with TISHA IOLI
Monday, May 15th at 7:30pm in New York with EVE BATTAGLIA
Thursday, April 6th in Los Angeles at 7pm with BRIAN LETSCHER
Class Full. Next LA Class TBD. Stay Tuned!
Limited to 10 actors
Similar programs in NY and LA run $2,000-$3,000 and up!
TISHA IOLI – Next Class Begins: Wednesday, April 26th at 7pm
Tisha Ioli has been a freelance casting director, teacher and coach for over 25 years. A former actor, Tisha casts for numerous high profile NY offices, including Don Case Casting, Donna Deseta Casting, Kipperman Casting, Strickman-Ripps and Jennifer Ajemian Casting. Recent commercial projects include: Minolta, Staples, Chillis, Smile Train, Eukanuba, Pepsi, Bank of America and Ikea. Most recently she assisted on casting the indie films RAPID EYE MOVEMENT and THE ATLANTIC MOTEL. As a private coach, she has had the pleasure of working with her clients on commercials, monologues and scene work.
MICHELLE CUTOLO – Next Class Begins: TBD
Michelle Cutolo is an associate casting director with Brette Goldstein Casting and predominantly casts for film, TV and commercials. She has a decisive creative approach that experienced actors relate to and a portfolio with an emphasis on clever, funny and creative. Recent credits include: feature films Crazy Famous and Hedgehog, Lifetime Movie Network's I Love You But I Lied, the NY TV series Donny! on USA Network, The Karate Tortoise, and a pilot for truTV. Past film and TV projects include: AdFirm, Sharknado 2, But Not for Me, Engram, Reaching Home, Small Miracles, Ten-One, My Bad Trip, Odd Mom Out and just under 100 commercials. You can also see Michelle's narrative work at www.michellecutolo.com.
EVE BATTAGLIA – Next Class Begins: Monday, May 15th at 7:30pm in LA
Eve Battaglia CSA has been a casting director in NYC for 20 years, working on film, TV and theater projects. Eve cast Angela Robinson's PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMAN, which will be distributed by Sony, starring Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote. Other recent projects include Michael O'Shea's feature debut THE TRANSFIGURATION, (2016 Cannes Film Festival/Un Certain Regard, SXSW 2017), Chadd Harbold's LONG NIGHTS, SHORT MORNINGS starring Shiloh Fernandez (SXSW 2016), Ben Dickinson's CREATIVE CONTROL (SXSW 2015, Special Jury Prize, released 3/16 by Magnolia and Amazon, Indiewire top 10 of 2016), and ONE MORE TIME starring Christopher Walken and Amber Heard (Tribeca FF 2015). She also did the US casting for the hit Netflix series LILYHAMMER. Eve cast TRANSAMERICA, for which star Felicity Huffman won the Golden Globe, SAG and the Indie Spirit award, in addition to being nominated for an Academy Award. She was nominated for a Casting Society of America award for Best Casting of an Independent Feature for TRANSAMERICA.
BRIAN LETSCHER – Next Class Begins: TBD in LA
Brian Letscher has been a professional actor and writer for 18 years, recently seen as 'Tom Larsen' in the hit show SCANDAL. After graduating from the University of Michigan with a degree in Economics and then spending five years as a college football coach, Brian moved to New York City and pursued acting full-time. Classes, Off-Off Broadway and a four-month intensive at The Public Theatre Shakespeare Lab led to professional work in theatre, television and film. In 2007 he also had his first play produced by actor Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre Company. A move to LA led to more work, including the role of 'Tom Larsen' on SCANDAL. Brian's second play, SMART LOVE, finished a sold-out run at The Purple Rose Theatre in March, 2017. He continues to develop his own work.
MICHAEL CERISANO – Filmmaker for ALL NY demo development classes
Michael Cerisano is a filmmaker, director and photographer. A Rutgers graduate, he has filmed and edited numerous short films, documentaries, music videos and indie features. His documentary CARBON COPY won Best Documentary at The Mason Gross School of the Arts. His work with Broadway Audio and Lighting led him to work on a variety of Broadway shows, including the Tony Award-winning HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, WICKED, DISGRACED, ROCK OF AGES and ALADDIN to name a few.
PETER MACALUSO – Filmmaker for LA demo development classes
Peter Macaluso is a LA/NYC based filmmaker. He founded Macarony Productions in 2005 and directed three no-budget feature length films by the age of 23. He produced a 104 episode comedy webseries, Nepotism, from 2013-2015. It had multiple episodes featured by Funny or Die. His zombie short, Died This Way, and Nepotism episode, Street Credit, have both reached Immortal Status on the site. His short, Lonely People, was selected as a Top 200 Finalist for HBO's Project Greenlight. His channels recently passed the 4,500,000 views landmark. He's passionate about Batman, Olympic wrestling, pitbull puppies, and Grumpy Cat.
"DO IT, people! Fun class! Good times! :-) Thanks for an awesome class with fabulous results!"
"This is a great investment & have already recommended this course to friends :)"
"I am very thankful for the demo reel class. I had no video footage up until now. Mike did an excellent job at piecing together all my best moments and creating awesome footage for me to use on my website. I have since signed with my 1st manager. Thank you!"
-Nikki Dos Santos
"I really enjoyed the demo class! My website is up and running and feels complete because of my new clips and demo reel and just helped me to start FREELANCING with a personal manager!"
"I took the Developing Your Film/TV Demo Class in September and would highly recommend to anyone without a reel (or to add to an existing reel). The two clips I have now has gotten me a lot more audition opportunities and jobs! The video clips added more of a professional feel to my new website. It also helped me to start freelancing with a personal manager! I am so grateful you offer this class. It is exactly what a new actor starting out in this business needs. Thank you again!"
"The demo reel class at Actors Connection is the best reel class out there. Its truly worth every penny."
-Elora Von Rosch
"These days, a demo reel is as essential as a headshot. This class is an excellent source for those looking to begin a TV/Film career, but have no footage for a reel. The whole collaborative experience was amazing and educational, and I've already gotten auditions because of my reel. I highly recommend this class!"
"This class was a great experience! I was able to use footage from my scenes to have a reel created, which I have been using on a daily basis. I already booked a music video, and an audition for a web project. I had been submitting without a reel for several months and getting nowhere. Now I am getting responses and generating interest. The quality of the production was excellent! I was really impressed with the final edited scenes."
"I needed a demo reel and got that and more. Each class focused on scene comprehension, on camera technique and my type/roles that were right for me. At the end, not only did I get a reel but I got some valuable tools that have helped and will continue to help me in my career."
"The Demo Reel class was probably one of the most important things I could have ever done for myself. Not only did I get fantastic footage and first rate production value scenes/clips, I am getting lots of positive response from casting directors, agents and managers. HS & resume isn't enough anymore, you have to have a reel. It's a catch 22 because how do you get a reel if you don't get the jobs to put on the reel? Well, take this class and make it happen for yourself. Get it! Do it! Create the career you want!"
"It was a great on the job learning experience! It made me that much more aware of everything around me as the actor and the focus that I need to maintain. I can't wait to see the edited versions of everyone's scene work at the screening. This class is a great tool for actors building their careers!"
"I really enjoyed the class. The strengths were the good quality and quick turn around of the video. It was a very valuable experience-a lot of value for the time and money. I've also been getting seen by a lot more casting directors because of my videos and I BOOKED a principal role in HOW TO MAKE IT IN AMERICA directly."