Special Thursdays 11am-1:30pm
Special: Special Class
|Prerequisites||May require previous UCB class experience. See course description below for details.|
|Start Date||Oct 3, 2019, 11:00am|
|Class Size||20 students|
|Sessions||3 sessions, 2.5 hours each|
On-Camera Commercial by Phil Cassese and Stacy Gallo
This three-week class is a combination of an audition workshop and an overview of the business of commercial acting. Your instructors are casting director Stacy Gallo and talent agent Phil Cassese who have worked with many UCBT alumni for years. You'll learn how to quickly interpret commercial copy and using improv to enhance your performance. You will have a chance to perform prepared commercial copy, using scripts from the previous classes.
PRE-REQUISITE: COMPLETION OF UCB IMPROV 301
Phil Cassese and Stacy Gallo
Phil Cassese is the senior on-camera commercial agent at Stewart Talent. Phil has spent the last twelve years developing a highly competitive roster of talent. After spending several years in the music industry and personal management, Phil was recruited to helm the commercial division of TalentWorks. Prior to working for TalentWorks Mr. Cassese successfully created a commercial division at a small theatrical agency. Phil's interest in comedy led him to develop a strong roster of improvisers and comedic actors. He works on and has booked a wide array of commercial projects including multi-faceted campaigns to smaller niche projects. He also heads a thriving comedy division at Stewart Talent representing improvisors and comics for Film, TV and Theatre.
Stacy Gallo has been a casting director in New York City for the past 15 years. She began her career at MTV as a casting assistant and was then promoted to casting director on a live show. In 2001, she was chosen to create an in-house casting company for Hungry Man, called Downstairs Casting and headed that department for 7 years. In 2008, she ventured out on her own and formed her own company, Stacy Gallo Casting. To her credit, she has been successful in casting a variety of projects, including many national network commercials for notable directors and clients. With a background in acting herself, Stacy completed the 2-year program at the William Esper Studio in New York. She has a reputation for being a very actor-friendly casting director. She really knows how to make actors feel comfortable in an audition, and is adept at bringing out their comedic side by showing them how to enhance their performance for the commercial. Some of her most memorable and award-winning spots include: NY Lottery Little Bit of Luck, Tribeca Film Festival, McDonalds, CNN campaign, Luvs, AT&T, Yoplait, ESPN, Virgin Atlantic and Febreze. www.stacygallocasting.com
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