This in-person class will include a Q&A and a prepared reading session with an experienced casting professional.
Actors will choose and prepare commercial copy.
A reader will be available if needed. If a reader is needed, actors will need to provide a copy of their sides upon check-in.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
ANTHONY PICHETTE has cast all types of commercials, for nearly 20 years, including network campaigns, regional commercials, industrials, promos and webisodes — both SAG/AFTRA and non-union. Some of the larger commercial campaigns that he’s cast include Chili's, Garmin, McDonald's and Six Flags. He’s worked with in-house casting departments at networks such as Nickelodeon, SYFY, Food Network, Spike and HGTV.
He has taught at numerous locations throughout the city including One on One, Actor's Connection, AGR, The Network, The Performing Option, NYU Stone Street, BIH Studios, and many more. He has also been a guest lecturer at University of Miami, College of William and Mary, Rutgers University and College of Charleston.
All members must show a valid SAG-AFTRA card when they check in for the class. No admittance will be granted without your current card or receipt.
Everyone entering the building must present a valid ID, Proof of Vaccination, and is required to wear a mask. Actors may remove masks for performances, and instructors are invited to remove masks while giving adjustments or feedback.
NO LATE ARRIVALS and NO WALK-INS are admitted. Only those participants who have received a telephoned or e-mailed confirmation message from staff will be admitted to the session. Waitlisted individuals who have not received such confirmation will not be admitted at the door. Please do not show up if you have not been explicitly confirmed as RSVPed.
Cancellations are required by midnight the night before a class. Cancellation can only be made via the website. You cannot cancel your RSVP via email or phone. Those who have been seated by the start date are expected to comply. You must cancel your reservation before the start date if you cannot comply, or you will face a six month ineligibility period. DO NOT BE LATE. Check-in begins 15 minutes to the class start time. If you arrive after the start time, you will not be admitted and it will be counted as a no-show.
This program is for educational purposes only.
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