CREATING Opportunities for Yourself in TV, Film, and Theater
Thursday, November 21, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (EST)
New York, NY
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
With Tisha Ioli, Freelance Casting Director
Melonie Mack, Freelance Casting Director
And Jessica Rotondi, Writer, Director and Casting Director
Hosted by Tony Nation, President/Partner,
Frustrated with your acting career and don’t feel you’re getting the right opportunities or exposure? Then don't miss tonight's seminar with these three top NY Industry guests.
Over the course of 90 minutes, you’ll gain information on how to start creating opportunities for yourself based on ideas you might have for screenplays, plays or pilots.
You’ll learn how to how to pick the best genre/medium for yourself to gain both artistic freedom as well as important exposure to the industry (i.e. YouTube videos, web episodes, short films, or theater).
They’ll also share tips on:
A must for every actor looking to take their career in a NEW direction!
As a Freelance Casting Director, Tisha Ioli has cast at numerous high profile NY offices, including Donna Deseta Casting, Strickman-Ripps, and Godlove Casting where she has recently cast commercials for GARNIER, T-MOBILE, GILETTE, BANK OF AMERICA, AVEENO and CLINIQUE. Tisha also worked as a casting director at Don Case Casting for over 10 years. Past commercial clients there include: AMAZON KINDLE, EYEWITNESS NEWS, COCA-COLA, LEGOS, BOSTON MARKET, COLGATE, TOSHIBA, FRITO-LAY, and PRILOSEC.
Melonie "Mel" Mack, has been involved in the entertainment industry professionally on both sides of the camera in both NY and LA for over 13 years. She began her teaching experience 7 years ago in Los Angeles with a deep desire to help actors master the audition process. Her passionate commitment to quality work has inspired her actors to go on to have successful careers in both television and film. She has worked with actors in the following: Community, Two Broke Girls, The New Girl, House, Bones, Criminal Minds, Weeds, NCIS, Burn Notice, Californication, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Lie to Me, Mad Men, Big Love, Ugly Betty, Two and A Half Men, Studio 60, The Defenders, Rules of Engagement, Hangover II, Grey's Anatomy, Grown Ups, 90210, Men of a Certain Age, and The Kids Are Alright. Melonie is also a freelance casting director working both nationally and internationally. Her combined National Commercial Credits include: Toyota, Bud Lite, Listerine, Pampers, Visa, State Farm, Tampax, Tide, T-Mobile, Verizon, Welch's, Heineken, Kia, Wal-Mart, Sears, Geico, McDonalds, Clean and Clear, Wendy's, ARMY, Swifter, Tide, Capital One and hundreds of others
Jessica Rotondi is a working writer, director, actress, and casting director. She feels working in multiple disciplines only strengthens her abilities. She's worked for a variety of production companies and casting directors, including Magnet Entertainment where she assisted on the film Adaptation. She graduated with her BFA in Drama from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA in Film from the Columbia Grad Film program. Many of her past projects have been honored in festivals and script contests. She also recently had a webseries she writes for optioned by the BET Network. Some other career highlights include: Semifinals in the Sundance Writers Lab, a Student Academy nomination, an Audience Choice Award in the Columbia Film Festival, and an award in the New York TV Festival (NYTVF). For the last few years she's worked as a Screenwriting Teacher and Script Doctor for a number of schools and companies. She is currently developing a new TV pilot, and two feature scripts.