This class will include a Q&A and a prepared reading session with an experienced casting professional.
Participating actors will prepare and perform a scene from film or tv, two minutes in length or less.
To be eligible to take this class, actors must have 4 co-stars or one guest star, recurring or lead in a major studio/network/streamer film or TV series. Equivalent theater credits may be considered. MFA graduates from select colleges and universities may be considered. Eligibility for this class will be determined by the resume on the actor's Casting Access profile. Please ensure your Casting Access profile is fully up to date as we will only consider the information contained within your profile.
If performers do not meet the required eligibility standard, they should RSVP for Scenes with Marci Phillips.
Performers' eligibility will be reviewed in the order they were added to the waitlist. Attendance will be confirmed via email if there space.
CASTING DIRECTOR BIO
Marci is the NY VP of Talent & Casting for ABC/Disney Entertainment covering the East Coast (and beyond) acting pool for the ABC Television Network as well as select other entities within the Walt Disney Company. For over 25 years she has cast for ABC Studio and Network pilots, new series regulars, recurring roles and numerous guest star roles. Marci has been heavily involved in finding (and in many cases mentoring) the talent for the Disney Television Discovers: Talent Showcase (fka the Disney Discovers: NY Talent Showcase) since its inception in 2000. This illustrious roster includes Lupita Nyong’o, Chadwick Boseman, Gina Rodriguez, Pedro Pascal, Dominique Fishback, Jesse Williams, Jermaine Fowler, Ali Stroker and a multitude of others too numerous to mention! Marci has coached and taught actors for decades and previously worked as a Casting Assistant for MGM Studios. She cast the independent film “Let It Snow”, which was featured at the Sundance Film Festival. Marci also co-produced and cast two off-off Broadway plays and is the author of the book “The Present Actor - A Practical and Spiritual Guideline to Help You Enjoy the Ride”. Being the daughter of a Broadway Musical actor and a wife to multiple actors (one at a time, no bigamy here!), her life experience in this business actually outweighs her professional experience.... but that's too long a story for this Bio!