The 2019 Bridge Program - July 12th
Dates: Fri 7/12 @ 11am
Meets 10 times: 7/12 7/12 @ 1pm 7/12 @ 4pm 7/15 @ 10am 7/15 @ 2pm 7/15 @ 6pm 7/17 @ 10am 7/17 @ 2pm 7/20 @ 10am 7/20 @ 2pm 7/22 @ 10am 7/22 @ 2pm
LIMITED TO 16 ACTORS.
Meet with 25 CASTING DIRECTORS,
AGENTS and MANAGERS.
Every year, thousands of recent graduates come to New York City to pursue a career in Acting.
GET A LEG UP AND PROPEL YOUR CAREER FORWARD.
HIT THE GROUND RUNNING WITH OVER 20 INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS!
THIS 3-WEEK INTENSIVE PROGRAM includes over 20 EVENTS:
- WHAT: Industry Intensive 3 Week, 10 Day Program for Recent Acting Graduates who have graduated within the last three years.
- WHO: Work with 25 Leading NYC Casting Directors, Film Directors, Agents, and Managers.
- HOW: 17 Classes with Casting Directors Currently Casting Major Feature Film, TV, Theater, Commercials and Voice-over Projects.
- 8 Legit/Commercial Agents, meeting you in guided showcases
- 4 Bonus Workshops including 'The On-Set Experience' by Matthew Bonifacio, an award-winning filmmaker and One On One's exclusive acting coach, a Showcase to Top Tier Managers, a Marketing and Networking Seminar and Headshot/Resume Evaluations.
- 1 Video Reel-After you've spent these three weeks perfecting your materials, you will work with a professional cinematographer and makeup artist to film your actor reel on the last day of class!
About BRIDGE PROGRAM▼
Exclusive 3-Week, 10-Day Intensive Program for recent graduates of conservatories, BFA, MFA or other reputable programs. Meet 29 Casting Directors, Agents and Managers and jump start your New York career.
About Abby Salzberg▼
About Donna McKenna▼
Donna McKenna, CSA, is an international award-winning casting director and producer for independent feature film, short films, pilots, and web series. Her ensemble casts consists of critically-acclaimed actors from film, television, Broadway, and upcoming talent. To date, she is responsible for casting over 100 projects and hundreds of upcoming actors becoming SAG-AFTRA eligible. Some of Donna's films have been invited to screen at renowned film festivals, including the prestigious Cannes Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival, Woodstock Film Festival, Dances with Films, Milan, LA Film Festival, Holly Shorts, and the Berlin Film Festival. In 2014, Donna proudly discovered Marisa Brown and Colin Walker in her One on One workshops and cast them in her film LEAVES OF THE TREE, which stars Eric Roberts and Sean Young and was filmed in Italy and Texas. This film has won numerous awards at film festivals worldwide including best actress nominations for Marissa Brown and the Casting Award of Merit at the IndieFest Film Festival for Donna. In October 2016, LEAVES OF THE TREE was theatrical released in 42 cities. Donna is a proud member of the Casting Society of America, an appointed board member on the Suffolk County Film Commission, and a jury judge at many respectable film festivals.
Kelsey Lynn Stokes
Noelle P. Wilson
Noelle P. Wilson
About Jeffrey Dreisbach▼
Jeffrey Dreisbach received his BFA degree from Wayne State University in Michigan. He studied Theatre Performance in London and subsequently moved to New York where he accumulated theatre, film and television credits for over 20 years. Notable performance include film roles in Splash, Die Hard 3, The Thomas crown Affair. For TV, Jeffrey was Norman Van Buren in the soap opera, Another World and many television commercials and voice over's. His last Broadway appearance was as Lt. Kendrick in Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN which he performed over 500 times. Jeffrey joined McCorkle casting as a casting partner 10 years ago and has contributed to Broadway, off Broadway, Film and Television casting. McCorkle casting has cast over 50 Broadway and 60 Off Broadway productions, 65 feature films and countless television projects. His book on Voice-overs, Conversation Pieces Out of the Studio, is currently being used in several BFA and MFA training programs for actors. Jeffrey is the podcast host of "Casting Actors Cast" The podcast for actors in the business of show, heard weekly around the world with over 12 thousand downloads and can be found on any podcast provider.
About Alaine Alldaffer▼
Alaine Alldaffer (Casting) is also the casting director for Playwrights Horizons, where her credits include GREY GARDENS (also for Broadway), CLYBOURNE PARK (also for Broadway), CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION (Drama Desk and Obie Awards for Best Ensemble and an Artios Award for Casting), and THE FLICK (Playwright Horizons and The Barrow Street Theater). Television credits include THE KNIGHTS OF PROSPERITY (aka LET'S ROB MICK JAGGER with Sophia Vergara) for ABC. Associate credits include ED for NBC and MONK for USA. Regional Theaters include Arena Stage, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Seattle Rep, ACT, and Berkeley Rep, among others. Other notable theater productions include: DETROIT with David Schwimmer and John Cullum, RAPTURE BLISTER BURN, BETHANY with America Ferrera, DEAD MAN’S CELLPHONE with Mary Louise Parker, EVERY TONGUE CONFESS with Phylicia Reshad, and A LIFE with David Hyde Pierce.
After studying with Alaine Alldaffer, I got called in for the title role in the play Yerma at the Huntington Theatre!
After taking Alaine Alldaffer's 2 week class, Veronica was called in for a lead role in the play Dance Nation.
About Matthew Bonifacio▼
Matthew Bonifacio’s directorial feature film debut, Lbs., was an official selection of the 2004 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Alfred P. Sloan Award. Lbs., co-written and produced by Matthew, had a limited release in 2010 with the #1 per-screen-average in the country its opening weekend. The film went on to play in seven cities, earned a 90% Fresh rating by Top Critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and was selected by Bilge Ebiri as a New York Magazine Critics’ Pick. In 2011, Lbs. was nominated for the John Cassavetes Award at the Film Independent Spirit Awards.
Matthew directed and produced his second feature film, Amexicano (Raul Castillo’s feature film debut), which made its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. The film had a limited theatrical release and was highly praised by critics from Variety, The New York Times, Village Voice, and New York Daily News.
The Quitter, Matthew’s most recent feature film, marked his first film as an actor and director. The Quitter had an exclusive theatrical engagement with Regal Cinemas in 2014, and received positive reviews in The New York Times, New York Daily News, The Huffington Post, Film Journal International and many others. The Quitter was picked-up by Cinetic Media’s FilmBuff and released across all platforms (iTunes, Amazon, VUDU, GooglePlay). HULU acquired and released The Quitter for streaming. The Quitter made its Television debut on PBS/WNET.
Matthew’s award-winning short films have screened at the Tribeca Film Festival (2006, 2011, 2012, 2013), Palm Springs International Shortfest, Aspen Shortsfest, Florida Film Festival, Williamstown Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, Maui Film Festival, Heartland Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, and many others.
His short film The Watering Hole won the first-ever Tropfest@Tribeca Film Festival. A jury of Naomi Watts, Matt Dillon, Darren Aronofsky, Caroline Baron, Famke Janssen, Anthony Lapaglia, and Charles Randolph selected it as the winner.
His shorts, Migraine (featuring Nathan Lee Graham and Laverne Cox), and Fortune House (starring 2017 Tony Award Winner Michael Aronov), are distributed by Shorts International and are available on iTunes. Fortune House won the Christopher and Dana Reeve Award for Best Short Film.
Matthew also directed, wrote and produced Libero (Free), which was commissioned by DICK’S Sporting Goods/Tribeca Digital Studios and world premiered on ESPN; and Last Pick-Up, starring 2016 Tony Award Winner Reed Birney (currently in post-production).
Matthew has also been a guest shorts screener for the 2015, 2016 and 2017 editions of the Tribeca Film Festival.
He has directed and produced commercials that have won Telly and Cine Golden Eagle Awards. Matthew also won a Special Achievement Award for Direction at the Intercom/Chicago International Film Festival.
Matthew is recognized as one of the top on-camera acting coaches and teachers in New York City, and frequently guest lectures at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Matthew is also a professor in the Department of Performing Arts at Dyson College of Arts and Sciences at Pace University. He teaches (BFA) Acting for Film and Television.
As an actor, Matthew studied at The William Esper Studio with Maggie Flanigan. He made his film acting debut as the lead role in Pishadoo. The film won the Princess Grace Award (from the Princess Grace Kelly Foundation) for Best Narrative Short in the country, and was distributed by Canal Plus Europe, Sundance Channel, Atom Films, and United Airlines. Matthew also played various roles in the New York Off-Broadway hit show, Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding for several years.
Matthew was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where he currently lives with his wife.
About Andy Roth▼
One of New York’s busiest freelance commercial casting directors, Andy Roth’s career has spanned almost two decades. After several years as the in house booth director for one of the country’s top commercial talent agencies, Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty, he left to start his own business. Since then he has been working for many of the biggest advertising agencies, casting houses and production companies in the world. His handiwork can be seen on just about any network, cable channel, video game system and all over the Internet.
Currently, in addition to his casting career, Andy teaches voice over at New York University and is a regular guest artist/speaker at many highly regarded acting schools including Rutgers and Syracuse.
Mark St. Cyr
Monica Salazar Olmsted
About Jack Bowdan▼
BROADWAY: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Born Yesterday, Brighton Beach Memoirs/Broadway Bound, The Miracle Worker, The 39 Steps, Is He Dead?, Inherit the Wind, Journey’s End, Butley, The Times They Are-A-Changin’, Well, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Movin’ Out, Sixteen Wounded, 45 Seconds From Broadway, Urban Cowboy, A Class Act, The Dinner Party, Wrong Mountain, The Iceman Cometh, …Charlie Brown, High Society, Golden Child, The Sound of Music, Triumph of Love, Proposals, Last Night of Ballyhoo, King David, On the Waterfront, Damn Yankees, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Lost in Yonkers, Jerome Robbins’ Broadway, Jake’s Women, The Goodbye Girl, Rumors.
SPECIAL THEATRICAL EVENTS: the Encores! Series at City Center
OFF-BROADWAY: The Body of An American (Primary Stages), The 39 Steps (Union Square Theatre and New World Stages), I And You (59E59Theatre), Desperate Writers, The Marvelous Wonderettes , Portraits, Barbara’s Wedding, My Old Lady, Surviving Grace, Time and Again (MTC), A Class Act (MTC), Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight, London Suite, Hyde in Hollywood, Oil City Symphony
LONDON WEST END: The Lady From Dubuque, The Old Vic Theatre
ASIA: Sister Act
FILM: Nine, Dreamgirls, Chicago, Everything Relative
TELEVISION: Opening Doors/HBO. The television films Once Upon A Mattress, The Music Man, Young at Heart, Chasing the Dragon. The series New York News, Going to Extremes, I’ll Fly Away. East Coast casting for Warner Bros. Television (all pilots and TV films, 5 years), Sony Pictures Television, the pilots Cold Feet and Lateline.
REGIONAL THEATRE: includes work at Hartford Stage (2012-2017), Mark Taper Forum (LA, CA), Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven, CT), A.C.T. (San Francisco, CA), Old Globe Theatre (San Diego, CA), Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washington, D.C.), A Contemporary Theatre (Seattle, WA), Arena Stage (Washington, D.C.), Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY), Huntington Theatre (Boston, MA), Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Philadelphia Theatre Company, among many others.
About Steve Vincent▼
Sig De Miguel and Stephen Vincent partnered in 2006 with the mission to cast and produce high quality independent films. Over the past 10 years, the duo has served as casting directors on over 100 feature films. Currently, they are casting for nine feature and indie films. They are currently casting: DEPRAVED, GREEN OLDS, JUBILEE, NASTY HABITS, SHADOW GIRL, THE VILLAGE IDIOTS, TU ME MANQUES, and RIDE THE 9. Recent completed features include: HELLO AGAIN based on the Michael John LaChiusa musical starring Audra McDonald, NOVITIATE (premiering at Sundance 2017) starring Dianna Agron, BUSHWICK (premiering at Sundance 2017) starring Brittany Snow, CARRIE PILBY (Toronto Film Festival 2016) based on the best-selling novel and starring Nathan Lane and Colin O'Donoghue, THE AWAKENING, THE GRIZZLIES, AND THEN I GO starring Justin Long, LIKE ME, CHANGE IN THE AIR executive produced by Kevin Spacey starring Olympia Dukakis, ALWAYS SHINE, BRAND NEW OLD LOVE, and WHEN I'M A MOTH. Recent releases include: WELCOME TO NEW YORK starring Gerard Depardieu, the adaptation of Young Adult novel NAOMI & ELY'S NO KISS LIST starring Victoria Justice for director Kristin Hanggi (Tony-Nominee for ROCK OF AGES), ENTERTAINMENT for Sundance Grand Jury Prize nominee Rick Alverson, SEX DEATH AND BOWLING, THE INVITATION for Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning Director Karyn Kusama, ONE & TWO for Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning Director Andrew Droz Palermo, HAPPY BABY based on the best-selling novel by Writer/Director Stephen Elliott, 1982 for Sundance World Cinema Award winning Producer Tommy Oliver, the feature film version of National Book Award finalist SOLD for Academy Award-winning filmmaker Jeffrey D. Brown, and THE PREPPIE CONNECTION. Theatrical releases include: RABBIT HOLE starring Nicole Kidman (Academy Award-Nominee), COLD IN JULY (Cannes and Sundance 2014) starring Michael C. Hall, WE ARE WHAT WE ARE (Cannes and Sundance 2013) for TIFF Audience Award-Winning Director Jim Mickle, COLD COMES THE NIGHT starring Bryan Cranston for Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated Director Tze Chun, BOTTLED UP for Sundance Grand Jury Prize-nominated Director Enid Zentelis, FOR ELLEN, GUN HILL ROAD, HOLY ROLLERS starring Jesse Eisenberg (Sundance Grand Jury Prize-Nominee), ADAM starring Hugh Dancy (Sundance Grand Jury Prize-Nominee and Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Prize Winner), MESKADA, AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK starring Cynthia Nixon and Denis O' Hare, THE GOOD GUY starring Alexis Bledel, THE IMPERIALISTS ARE STILL ALIVE, and TIFF Audience Award-Winner STAKE LAND.
About Brette Goldstein▼
Brette Goldstein is an independent Casting Director who is always casting multiple projects for Film and Stage. Brette was formerly a Casting Associate at Elissa Myers Casting. Credits include: QUEEN CITY with Vivica A. Fox, HELLO LONESOME, MIRIAMS SONG, THE DAVID DANCE, IN SEARCH OF AZTEC GOLD, BUFFALO BUSHIDO, THE BELL with Martin Sheen, EL CAMINO, ABLE DANGER, MAIN STORY, LIVE AT FIVE with Katie Finneran, HOMECOMING with Josh Hamilton, THE EGOIST, BOMB, AWOL, FIVE LINES, NOON BLUE APPLES, and many more.
Luis Carlos de La Lombana
About Jodi Collins▼
Jodi Collins is a manager, casting director, producer and partner of the JLC Entertainment group jlcentertainmentgroup.com.
Jodi comes from a history of work as a prominent casting director for the major cable & broadcast networks for over 15 years.
Through that time Jodi has unearthed new talent and given them first opportunities plus more. Jodi has also been a champion of hyphenate talent; those actor/writer/creators for many years and has been a ‘sideline dramaturg’ on two Off Broadway shows derived from storytelling/one-person shows. Jodi’s clients are currently working as actors in recurring roles on network series and as staff writers on network shows and are place with the top talent agencies.
Jodi has cast, worked with and signed a number of people from her One on One classes.
JLC Entertainment Group is a hands-on boutique company who also produces and develops work with their talent to pitch + sell to the many assorted platforms.
Jodi championed & often ‘found’ off the beaten path performers and storytellers before they were ‘them’ including Kristen Schaal, Zak Galafinakis, Aubrey Plaza, etc. and literally fought for and gave KATE MCKINNON her FIRST OPPORTUNITY on
The Big Gay Sketch Show.
Jodi’s early incarnation of her industry reading series Creative Control featured the likes of Nick Kroll, Baron Vaughn,
Michelle Buteau, Michael Shannon, Andrea Martin, Michael Showalter, Andrea Rosen, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann…, and more!
About Derek Hersey▼
Derek Hersey is a casting associate at Kromer Casting, where he has worked on multiple upcoming Netflix series. Previously, he worked at Rob Decina Casting, where his projects included the first season of a Netflix dark comedy series, seasons 2 and 3 of the police drama SHADES OF BLUE (NBC) starring Jennifer Lopez and Ray Liotta, as well as the New York casting for the feature film GREYHOUND starring Tom Hanks, coming to theatres this spring, and numerous network pilots. Prior to that, Derek worked with Mackey/Sandrich Casting on the feature film THE COMEDIAN, directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann.