REGISTER for the film/tv demo class BELOW!
MONDAYS starting Jan 7 at 7 PM • $795
3 Weeks of Coaching + 2 Cinematic Scenes
Class 7:00-10:00 on Jan 7, 14, 21
+ filming week of Jan 28-Feb 1
with LIZ ORTIZ, Casting Director/Indie Film Producer
Registration closes Friday Jan 4 at 6pm!
WEDNESDAYS starting Jan 23 at 7 PM • $795
3 Weeks of Coaching + 2 Cinematic Scenes
Class 7:00-10:00 on Jan 23, 30, Feb 6
+ filming week of Feb 11-15
with TISHA IOLI, Independent Casting Director
Registration closes Monday, Jan 21 at 6pm!
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 or industry guest 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.
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.
3 weeks of group and individual rehearsal sessions with a casting director or industry professional
2 partner 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 - No outside partners
By registering for this class, you have the opportunity to access all programming at Actors Connection.
Bonus: You'll receive a discount code for Demo Editing upon completion of the class.
Week 1: 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 to find a good match for you and your partner.
Week 2/3: Rehearse these scenes one-on-one with the casting director, building an invaluable relationship.
Filming: In the week following the class, you will 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. You must be available during this week for shooting. Actors are responsible for securing their own locations, hair/makeup and wardrobe/styling.
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. Scenes include 1 round of revisions; additional versions are $50 each.
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.
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 an associate at Judy Henderson Casting, where he is currently working on several feature films as well as the 2018-2019 season at The New Group. He recently cast the pilot City on a Hill, which was just picked up to series at Showtime, as well as the feature film Mapplethorpe, which premiered in competition at the Tribeca Film Festival and has been acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for distribution. He also serves as the casting assistant on the multi-Emmy Award-winning Showtime series Homeland. The upcoming feature Indigo Valley marks his debut as casting director. 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 is a member of Theatrical Teamsters Local 817 and 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. www.richardkline.tv // For all of Richard's credits, check out IMDb.
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. In 2017 alone, Mike filmed and edited over 300 scenes for Reproductions and Actors Connection.