Our actors will get first hand knowledge and adjustments from David McDermott, a top agent within JGD. And yes, it’s a cold read! Whether it be single or partnered commercial copy, we’re going to test your skills all workshop long! And, you’ll get a better understanding as to how and why certain actors book continuously in the commercial world. Bring your questions too…
– How does improvisation play in commercial Auditions?
– How far can I take an audition to make it my own?
– Do I need specific character training or can I be myself?
– How do I play with another person in the scene on camera?
– How are commercials different from legit tv/film auditions?
JGD is a full service boutique Talent Agency providing representation for over 30 years in New York City, representing talent of all ages. JGD boasts strong relationships with casting directors and producers and have a major industry-wide reputation for developing and fostering emerging talent. They’ve been instrumental in launching the careers of many of today’s stars — Natalie Portman, Selma Blair, Corbin Bleu, Michael Angarano, Tyler James Williams, Ashley Tisdale, Katrina Bowden, Kyle Gallner and Michelle Trachtenberg just to name a few.
David McDermott has been a talent agent for over 25 years, and has been instrumental in starting numerous careers. He works closely with Robin Dornbaum, who heads the Kids and teens division and is accustomed to helping talent of all ages who seek commercial representation. He spends his work days working on regional and national campaigns. His most recent bookings include American Express, State Street Global, HBO Max!, Chase, McDonalds, Oculus etc. His greatest achievements are discovering and developing new talent and is thrilled to be with ATNY to view young talent.