Primetime TV Festival- ON CAMERA
Showcase to 4 TOP NY CD's All in ONE DAY! AM SessionSaturday, October 20th at 10:45am OR 2:45pm
Our biggest and most popular event! SHOWCASE to FOUR INCREDIBLE Casting Directors who focus on Primetime TV and Pilots all in one jam-packed morning!
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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.
• 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
Occasionally, we have an option for a "mini" demo class. Coaching (varies based on instructor) + filming ONE partner scene for lower price. Select dates only.
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. Limited to 10 actors.
Actors must be available for filming the week following the class. Actors are responsible for their own locations, hair/makeup and wardrobe/styling.
NEXT CLASS BEGINS:
Starting Oct 22 at 7 PM • $795
3 Weeks of Coaching + 2 Cinematic Scenes
Class 7:00-10:00 on Oct 22, 30, NOV 5 + filming week of Nov 12-16
with NICK PECIARO, Casting Associate, Judy Henderson Casting
Registration closes Saturday, Oct 20 at 6pm!
PLEASE NOTE: This class has an specific, non-consecutive schedule: Monday 10/22, Tuesday 10/30, Monday 11/5.
Starting Thursdays, Nov 8 at 7 PM • $495
2 Weeks of Coaching + 1 Cinematic Scene ** COMEDY SPECIAL **
Class 7:00-9:00 on Nov 8 and 15 + filming week of Nov 26-30
with RICHARD KLINE, Three's Company
Registration closes Tuesday, Nov 6 at 6pm!
NOTE: Registration for this class ends 48 hours before the class begins in order to allow the casting directors to cast your scene pairings. Actors who register after this time will be waitlisted and contacted if there is a spot the becomes available.
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.
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.
Liz Ortiz is a casting director and indie film producer credited on projects which have screened at hundreds of film festivals including: Sundance, BAM Cinemafest, Toronto, Brooklyn, Palm Springs, HBO Latino, Urban World, among others, and have aired on CBS, HBO, Showtime, Lifetime Movies and Cinemax. Casting/producing highlights include: Feature Films "Advantageous" Sundance premier and a top selection on Netflix, "Lost Revolution" HBO Latino, "Zombie Honeymoon " a cult classic/Showtime, "Barrio Boy", in production, director/producer of "And Seen" documentary in post-production and most recently the U.S. premier of the experiential stage production Prurience for the Guggenheim Museum. Author of "Ace Your Acting Audition, 2nd ed." Currently an instructor and private coach with Casting Solutions Coaching and conducts workshops throughout the year for the SAG/AFTRA Foundation.
NICK PECIARO is a casting associate at Judy Henderson & Associates Casting where he is currently working on several feature films as well as the next season of the Off-Broadway theater company The New Group. He recently cast the pilot City on a Hill, which was just picked up to series at Showtime and goes into production later this year, as well as the feature film Mapplethorpe, which premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival. He also serves as the casting assistant on the multi-Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Homeland. Born and raised in New England, Nick attended Emerson College in Boston where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Studies. He resides in New York City.
Richard Kline is an actor /director best known as "Larry Dallas" on the cult sit-com THREE'S COMPANY. His Broadway credits include City of Angels, November and over 50 plays both Off-Broadway and in repertory theaters throughout the United States. A working actor, he has been teaching both privately and at various workshops both here in NYC and in Los Angeles for over 20 years. As a TV director of sitcoms, his shows include Evening Shade, Billy and Harry and the Hendersons. As a stage director, he won the LA Drama Critics award for his production of Present Laughter.
With years of experience casting feature films, TV projects, commercials and theater, Kimberly's credits include working with Judy Henderson on the Emmy award-winning hit Showtime series Homeland.
Recent credits include the film An Hour Past A Lifetime, the web series Redheads Anonymous and It's All About Me as well as the off-Broadway play Blood Moon and Death of the Liberty Party for the New Ohio.
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.
MAURICIO MARCES – Production Coordinator for ALL NY demo development classes
Mauricio Marces grew up in northern Virginia and earned a B.F.A. in Theatre Performance from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and went on to perform in regional theater including Firehouse Theatre's The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, which the Richmond Theatre Critics Circle awarded him Best Supporting Actor in a Play. During college, Mauricio cultivated a passion for Directing and was able to stage various stage readings and college productions. Now, he works as the Production Coordinator for Reproductions, working with all actors in pre-production for their scenes as well as providing on-set direction during our shoots. Mauricio's passion continues to be storytelling.
"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."