Agent Showcase + Commercial Master Class with David Bellantoni
Dates: Sat 10/5 @ 2pm
Meets 4 times: 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26
David is one of New York's leading CD's for commercials! You may recognize some of David's commercials such as "Jake from State Farm" and "Stranger Things Verizon Fios" ad!
McDonald's, Bank of America, Pizza Hut, Walmart, Domino's, Footlocker, Visa, Adidas, Gardasil, Pepsi, Target, AT&T, Burger King, Olive Garden, NYC Lottery, Campbell Soup, Johnson & Johnson, DSW, Subway, Fedex, Honda, Volkswagon, Milky Way, Hyundai, Viagra, Miller Beer, Wendy's, Staples, Spirte, Coors, Budweiser, Walmart, Verizon, Coke, Swiffer, PNC Bank, Merryl Lynch, Nike, Lyrica. Beth Melsky Casting works with top-tier brands such as HBOGo, Microsoft, Bud Light, Buick, Swiffer, Amazon, Snickers, Foot Locker, Fedex, and AT&T.
David will teach this four week class to make you comfortable reading commercial copy, auditioning in front of the camera and acting for commercials. During your fourth class, you will have an audience of THREE COMMERCIAL AGENTS/MANAGERS (who frequently call in and sign One On One actors!) to view your work and consider you for commercial representation.
Hone and perfect your COMMERCIAL audition skills in this 4-Week On Camera Class with CD DAVID BELLANTONI! In class, David generously works with you, giving you productive feedback and individualized adjustments for your scenes.
Week 1: Cold commercial copies will be given in class.
Week 2: Cold commercial copies will be given in class.
Week 3: Cold commercial copies will be given in class.
Week 4: Perform your favorite side from class for THREE COMMERCIAL AGENTS/MANAGERS
David's class will include:
Industry Q&A Cold Reads On-Camera Videos Sent
- Account - Please go to My Account to create your webpage. Casting Directors will assign material based on a fully completed webpage.
- Sides - Scene assignments will be given in class as cold reads.
- Reader - Make sure to bring 2 COPIES OF YOUR SIDES (one with the reader's lines highlighted). WE WILL PROVIDE A READER.
- Headshot/Resume - ALWAYS BRING A HARD COPY TO CLASS FOR FEEDBACK PURPOSES. When the class is over, the guest teaching this class will not be taking nor given access to your headshot, resume, or any other of your promotional materials per CSA guidelines.
*** Class Structure is subject to change. ***
Please understand that our workshops and classes are not job interviews or auditions. The presence of an industry guest is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment, and such contact as you may have with a guest in a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that person. All workshop companies are prohibited by law from offering or attempting to obtain auditions or employment for you. ** It is the law for all talent training services, of which workshops are a part, to be bonded with the Labor Commissioner of the City of Los Angeles. This seminar or class is for educational purposes only and will not secure or provide opportunity for employment in the field or representation by an agent. Next Level Studios/One on One is bonded in the State of California: #70978001
About David Bellantoni▼
After working as an Assistant Director on film and commercial productions, David began casting in Los Angeles in 1995 and moved home to New York to continue working in the Commercial/Film business in 2005. For over 20 years, he has cast a wide variety of projects such as national network commercials, network promos, political ads, feature films, short films, documentaries, corporate industrials, music videos, PSA’s, webisodes and voice-overs for both TV and radio spots.
Some of the directors David has worked with include: David Fincher, Tom Hooper, Tony Scott, Peter Berg, John Singleton, Alejandro González Iñárritu and Errol Morris. He is currently a Casting Director with one of the busiest and well-known commercial companies in New York, Beth Melsky Casting.
David has guest lectured at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Adelphi University, NYU Tisch, Stonestreet Studios, The Maggie Flanigan Studio, The Actor’s Green Room, The Actor’s Connection, One on One and Paul Michael’s The Network NYC. Currently, he is teaching a 4-week audition intensive at One on One NYC, which covers all elements of the audition process and ends with a performance in front of a professional 3 agent panel. Many of his students have signed with agents and have booked principal roles on TV and commercials as a result.
David is an award winning playwright and theatre director who has been produced in Los Angeles and New York and also a frequent contributor to Backstage’s “Commercial Break” Advice column.
B.A. UC Santa Barbara
M.A. The George Washington University