MONDAYS starting April 10 at 7 PM
Class 7:00-10:00 Apr. 10, 17, 24
+ filming weeks of Apr. 24-May 5
with Michelle Cutolo, Brette Goldstein Casting
WEDNESDAYS starting April 26 at 7 PM
Class 7:00-10:00 Apr. 26, May 3, 10
+ filming week of May 15-19
with Tisha Ioli, Independent Casting Director
THURSDAYS starting April 6 at 7 PM
Class 7:00-10:00 Apr. 6, 13, 20
+ filming weeks of Apr. 24-28
with Brian Letscher, SCANDAL
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 Actors Connection, Reproductions offers you a great solution. Spend three weeks working with a casting director 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!
3 weeks of group and individual rehearsal sessions with a casting director or industry professional
2 scenes, fully produced with professional lighting and sound
audio clean up and background music
delivered via Vimeo with a downloadable link
experience on screen and on set
Limited to 10 actors
Similar programs in NY and LA run $2,000-$3,000 and up!
By registering for this class, you have the opportunity to access all programming at Actors Connection.
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.
Bonus: You'll receive a discount code for Demo Editing upon completion of the class.
Week 1: Your casting director will cast and work with you on two contrasting short film and TV scenes. Scenes and partners will be determined according to each actor’s needs.
Week 2-3: Rehearse these scenes one-on-one with the casting director, building an invaluable relationship.
Filming: Shoot these scenes on location with professional sound, lighting and 4K camera equipment with a filmmaker and editor. Shooting times determined by the actors and filmmaker within the week after the class.
What's Next? Within two weeks after your class and filming is complete, you'll receive two high-quality, fully-produced, cinematic scenes to post on your website, add to your current demo reel (discount upon completing the class!) or upload directly to your Actors Access profile or other industry sites.
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 more than 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, Chili's, 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.
Michael Cerisano is a filmmaker, director and photographer. A Rutgers graduate, he's 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. He has filmed and edited hundreds of scenes for Actors Connection and Reproductions.
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.
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.