If you’re pursuing film and TV, it’s imperative that you have a film Film/TV demo reel or clips of your work to show agents and casting directors on actors access and beyond. Without a demo reel, your competition is getting placed above you, and you’re probably not even being looked at by casting directors.
In partnership Actors Connection, Reproductions offers a solution to your need for new footage! In these classes, you are cast in scenes by a casting director, receive private coaching, and then film your scenes on set with our Reproductions video team. Create high-quality footage, build experience on screen and on set and capture footage for your specific type.
THURSDAYS starting AUG 15 • $895
4 Week Class + filming 2 Cinematic Scenes
August 15, 22, 29 • 7:00-10:00p
+ filming week of September 3-6
with Tisha Ioli, Casting Director
Limited to 10 actors – No outside partners
Filming 2 scenes + weeks of private coaching would usually cost over $1,800! This class is available for $895.
Payment plans available by request.
Week 1: In the first class, you'll meet the Reproductions team and talk about the production process. Then the real fun starts! Your Casting Director will cast you in two contrasting short film/TV scenes with partners from the class. You will spend the first week reading through scenes and customizing them to find a good match for you and your partner.
Weeks 2 and 3: Private coaching with your partner and the casting director. You will be assigned 20-min coaching times per scene.
Week 4 - Filming: In the week following the class, you will shoot your scenes with the Reproductions Video Team on location with professional sound, lighting and 4K camera equipment with a filmmaker and editor. You must be available during your designated shoot week. We shoot weekdays M-F 10:00am-7:00pm and anywhere within a 30 min radius on the MTA from the Actors Connection/Reproductions offices in midtown. Shooting times are first-come, first-serve. Actors are responsible for securing their own locations, hair/makeup and wardrobe/styling.
Within two weeks after your class and filming is complete, you’ll receive 2 high-quality, fully-edited and produced, cinematic scenes + a mini-reel of these 2 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. Scenes include 1 round of revisions; additional versions are $50 each.
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.
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.
Meghan Rafferty is a casting director and actor who, over the past 15 years has worked with some of the most respected directors, writers and producers in the television and film industry.
Meghan is currently producing & casting with her business partner Mia Cusumano. Together they formed M&M Casting. Film projects include: Penelope, Bang Bang (in production), Antarctica, Team Marco, Centigrade, Lez Bomb (winner of the Bentonville Film Festival), Dirty Paki Lingerie, Paint, Season 1 of Falling Water for NBC/Universal, the Cannes GoldenLion winner for web-series Lily vs Margo directed by Tricia Brock and the short film Saving Grace starring Ann Dowd.
Past casting director projects include, Paterson directed by Jim Jarmusch, and Season 1 of the HBO series The Leftovers. Some associate casting director credits include: Woody Allen’s Café Society, The Wolf of Wall Street, Hugo, Shutter Island, the pilot episode of Boardwalk Empire and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. Meghan also has a passion for teaching, and has taught hundreds of on-camera classes in and around New York City and at numerous universities and colleges across the county. Meghan received her BFA in acting from Adelphi University and an MFA degree from the FSU/Asolo Theatre Conservatory.
With over 4000 days on set, Pamela Kramer casts for film and television, as well as hundreds of commercials, industrials, and voice-overs.
Her film casting includes: The Basement, Psycho Sisters, A taste for flesh & blood, Ghoul School, Return to Providence (Syfy), Suspension of Disbelief (Dark comedy), Dante Tomaselli’s, Torture Chamber (horror), Tomato Limbo (romantic comedy) with Artie Pasqual & Tisa Tinsman, Devouring Venus (Drama), and Creepy Clowns (horror). She's also cast several award-winning shorts: Charred, The Orchard, Alien Invasion, Always Have Paris, Family Reunion, Who Shot Ape Lincoln? and The Forgotten. Pamela’s TV casting includes: 30 episodes of Comedy Central’s hit TV series “Strangers with Candy” with Stephen Colbert & Amy Sadaris.
BLAINE JOHNSTON - Blaine's background is in behind the camera & theater casting and he continues to work in various casting offices in New York City. He most recently worked on the 4th Season of YOUNGER on TVLand. He was the casting director for the short film Mariachi Madness and was/is a casting director for two NY theater companies, RAL Productions and Goldfish Memory Productions. Visit Blaine's IMDB page for more info.
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.