Actors will have the opportunity to show off their skills with monologue, scene and/or 16 bar songs. With some of the strongest TV/Film/Streaming, Commercial & Broadway casting houses on either coast, you have the opportunity to get feedback from the top casting directors. All actors will get written critique as a take home gift.
If you’d like to add the 1-hour Tweaking Class ($50) before this event (5:30pm-6:30pm), please let us know.
Tonight’s 8-TV/Film & Broadway Casting Director Powerhouses:
Rebecca Gushin, Calleri Casting
Rebecca has been a casting professional for nearly 20 years. She cast television, film and streaming media, among other projects. Her credits include Billions (season 2), FBI (season 1), Weiner-Dog, Run All Night, Jay & Silent Bob Strike Back, The Vicious Kind and the Summer Shorts Festival at 59E59 Theatres (2018, 2019). TV:Dickinson for Apple, When They See Us for Netflix, The Path for Hulu, Army Wives, Lipstick Jungle, Z Rock on IFC, the critically acclaimed A Raisin in the Sun on ABC, also the hit series Ed, Hope & Faith, and Monk. Film: Beautiful Darkness, I Origins, Emoticon ;), Saint Janet, Another Earth, Refuge, Merchant Ivory’s The City of Your Final Destination, Heights, and The White Countess, Yearbook, Lisa Picard is Famous, The Jimmy Show, Ready? OK!, Trouble Every Day, Peter & Vandy and Armless. Calleri Casting has been awarded 14 Artios Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. Calleri casting is a proud members of the Casting Society of America.
Stephanie Percoco, Adrienne Stern Casting
Stephanie is the newest member of Adrienne Stern Casting where she helps cast a wide range of Film, Television and Commercial Projects. Recent projects include, short films, “In The Campfire Light” and “Happily Ever Ally” both of which have won multiple awards at various film festivals. Previously she was at Gayle Keller where she worked on season 3 of Crashing for HBO. Prior to that she interned at Judy Henderson & Associates Casting where she worked on season 7 of “Homeland” and various film and theatre projects.
Rebecca Birstock, Chrystie Street Casting
Rebecca works on Television and Independent Film. Rebecca is currently working on the second season of RAMY (HULU) and EMILY IN PARIS (PARAMOUNT TV). Recent TV credits include HOW TO MAKE LOVE TO A BALCK WOMAN (Showtime), DIETLAND (AMC), and pilots for Showtime, ABC, TNT. Recent features include: PET SEMATARY (Paramount), OTHERHOOD (Netflix), SEE YOU YESTERDAY (Netflix), LUCE, BLOW THE MAN DOWN, and YES, GOD, YES.
Jeffrey Dreisbach, McCorkle Casting, LTD
Jeffrey has been with McCorkle for over 10 years. Jeffrey began his New York career accumulating Broadway, Film and Television credits for over 20 years. His last Broadway show, A Few Good men, (Original cast) written by Aaron Sorkin was performed over 500 times. Additionally, he found success in commercials, voice-over’s and countless regional theaters throughout the country. Jeffrey is the author of “Conversation Pieces out of the Studio, The Voice over Workshop for Professional Actors (Dog Ear Publishing) and his podcast Casting Actors Cast has reached a worldwide audience with over 18 thousand downloads. McCorkle Casting Ltd. has cast over 50 Broadway productions, 65 Off-Broadway, 62 feature film projects, 68 shows for television and hundreds of regional theatre credits.
Eve Battaglia, Eve Battaglia Casting
Eve Battaglia has been a casting director in NYC for 25 years, working on film, TV and theater projects. Eve did the US casting for the Netflix series LILYHAMMER and just finished casting two indie features: Todd Stephen’s Swan Song with Jennifer Coolidge and Michael Urie and Edith Hagigi’s Bleecker which Ben Stiller executive produced. Other recent projects include Michael O’Shea’s feature debut THE TRANSFIGURATION, which made its world premiere at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival/Un Certain Regard and its US premiere at SXSW 2017. She cast Alexandre Moor’s BLUE CAPRICE which premiered at Sundance 2013 and went on to Deauville, New Directors/ New Films (2013 opening night) and was nominated for Gotham and Indie Spirit awards in 2014. 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.
Carolyn Sinclair, Carolyn Sinclair Casting
Caroline Sinclair (CSA) originally from London is a noted NYC based casting director, with two decades of casting Film, TV, Theater and New Media. Her recent credits include THE GARDEN LEFT BEHIND, which just won the Audience Award (Visions) at SXSW 2019 and recently played in The Woodstock Film Festival. Some other credits include GOTTI, starring John Travolta, the psychological thriller DIERY, Michael Mailer’s BLIND, with Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. Past films include BAD HURT, which opened at the Tribeca Fim Festival, FRIENDS AND ROMANS, which had its debut at The Woodstock Film Festival, Independent Spirit Nominated BOMB THE SYSTEM, THE LIVING WAKE with Jessie Eisenberg, and indie hit PARTY GIRL. She just completed the Civil Rights biopic SON OF THE SOUTH (EP by Spike Lee) and Jeremiah Kipp’s SLAPFACE.
Danielle King, Meredith Tucker Casting
Danielle King is a Casting Assistant at Meredith Tucker Casting. She began her casting career as a casting intern at Manhattan Theatre Club and now works for MTC where she has worked on shows for Showtime Networks, ABC/Epix, and Paramount. She is currently working on a new show for a streaming service. Meredith Tucker Casting is a Primetime Emmy Award Winning Casting company. Meredith Tucker Casting won an Emmy for Outstanding Casting for a Comedy Series in 2018 for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Amazon Studios. She has also won for HBO’s hit series ‘Veep’ in 2015 and HBO’s acclaimed ‘Boardwalk Empire’ in 2011.
Rebecca Yarsin, House Casting
Rebecca casts on-camera commercials, Voice Overs and industrials, as well as hosts for TV entertainment programs. Some favorite credits include: Bart (Short Film; Sundance), The Collective (Web Series), Apple, Time Warner, At&t, T-Mobile, Bank of America, TD Bank, Chase, Verizon, Lay’s, Old Navy, Gillette, Macy’s, Ketel One, Bacardi, McDonalds, Dunkin Donuts, Nike, Dr Scholls, Kit Kat, Reese’s, Accuvue, Dos Equis, PS3, Call Of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Coke, Beats by Dre, Heineken, Hilton, NY Lottery, Planters, Bridgestone, Gap, Subway, Dr Pepper, Breyers, Lowe’s, Lincoln, Samsung, Humira, Crestor, etc. Music Videos: Danny Brown’s “Grown Up”, Lorde, Florence and the Machine, Madonna’s Bitch I’m Madonna, Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space”. Rebecca has also worked with directors Derek Cianfrance, David Gordon Green, Matt Aselton, James Mangold, Mike Maguire, Neal Brennan, Ken Kwapis. She has directed multiple shorts, a web series, as well as numerous plays in and around NYC. She has Stage Managed even more, ranging from Festivals to Broadway.