Don't miss this chance to meet and work with Erica, Focusing primarily on Hollywood & indie film auditions as well as commercials. This class will give you the confidence and tools you need to look at your audition material in a unique way so you can stand out and give the best performance.
Some topics she will cover:
What should actors know that would help them relax at auditions.
In addition to learning their lines, how should an actor prepare for an audition.
If you are booked on a job what should you know before you show up on set to shoot.
What do you look for in talent that she hires?
Erica will give talent a chance for Q&A come prepared if you have questions write them down..
Each actor will get a chance to meet with Erica and present her with their headshot for upcoming projects.
Refreshments will be served.
Casting Director for all types of film, commercials, and theater, Union and Non Union and real people casting. Erica has worked on the casting of studio films
MEAN GIRLS, SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE, HOLIDAY, X-MEN 3, AQUAMARINE, GLORY ROAD, ERAGON, and indie films HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SHORTBUS, PARTY MONSTER, DOUBLE WHAMMY, SERIES 7, GREAT WORLD OF SOUND (Sundance), JUST LIKE THE SON (Tribeca Festival), THE PROJECT (Slamdance Audience Award for Best Film), MURT RAMIREZ WANTS TO KICK MY ASS, DUMPING LISA, BLISSESTRASSE and HANNAH HAS A HO PHASE (featuring SNL’s newest cast member Kate McKinnon). In 2001 Erica attended Sundance Film Festival representing the casting of 5 films: Series 7, Acts of Worship, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Diary of a City Priest, and Double Whammy. This year she produced and cast 2 films, a gritty dark comedy, “AMATEURS” and “DOOMSDAYS” (with Justin Rice & Leo Fitzpatrick). Recent short films include “THE BAD DAYS,” and “COUNTERFEIT,” for director Geoff Bailey and Geoff’s second short film “HIGH GROUND”. Erica completed casting for an awareness commercial for the NFL for the 2014 Superbowl in NY, a Whole Foods commercial, and is the NY Casting Director for Stateline Films, casting for promos including TNT, TBS/Domino’s, TLC Say Yes to The Dress, Discovery Channel. Recently Erica cast several hilarious promos for Comedy Central, including one for comedian Eugene Mirman’s 1 hr comedy special, a promo for Workaholics/Stride Gum and Comedy Central/Bud Light. In July 2012 Erica will be casting for a new film, JULIA for director/writer Matthew A Brown.
Over her 18 year career Erica has become an exceptional casting director having worked and learned from commercial and film directors John Cameron Mitchell, Tom DiCillo, Jesse Peretz, Matt Aselton, Phil Morrison, Jeff Preiss, David Gordon Green, Pam Thomas, Kinka Usher, Frank Samuel, Stacy Wall, Morgan J Freeman. This combined with the many casting directors she has worked with (most notably Susan Shopmaker, Jerry Beaver, Liz Lewis and Judy Henderson) have allowed her to develop her own natural techniques in directing, inventive casting ideas and teaching methods.
She’s got her clients backs every step of the way and comes through in bringing stand out performers in her auditions using a variety of creative resources. Clients over and over trust her judgment of talent and methods of casting and directing. Erica’s reputation and skills also caught the attention of renowned ad agency Grey Advertising, whose casting department hires her regularly to prep and cast for their top clients, over the past 2 years. Recent jobs include Abreva, Advil, Panadol, Ad Council, and Breath Right.
Erica’s quirky and professional personality sustains her strong and lasting relationships with actors, agents, managers and producers and directors of all types.
Guests are welcome to bring headshots, resumes, business cards and reels.
Rules & Restrictions
This event is for all ages. Decent attire is appreciated. No outside food or drink allowed in the venue. There are no RSVP fee refunds. No cash at the door. All guests must pre-register online. Venue management reserves the right to refuse entry or remove any individual who does not demonstrate acceptable etiquette. Guests are welcome to bring headshots, resumes, business cards and reels.