Tisha Ioli is one of NYC's busiest and most experienced casting directors and teachers. Learn what it takes to build momentum and book jobs in the world of commercials!
Tuesdays, May 13th, 20th, 27th, & June 3rd 2014 from 12-2PM
Capacity: 8 students only!
Location: AGR, 15 West 28th Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10001
We will begin with a brief overview of how the entertainment industry has changed and what effect it has had on commercial casting. Tisha will get to know you and your talent, and help you understand the importance of “type” and the impact it can have on the audition process.
We will build upon knowing who you are and how you are perceived. Tisha will focus on how using your personality and uniqueness in the commercial audition will help you stand out. She will foster what works and fine tune what doesn’t, while incorporating useful tips, tricks and tools, all aimed at increasing your chances of getting called back.
We will include making small choices that can make a big difference, working on copy for more than one person, non verbal auditions, the importance of improv, making copy your own, and eating and drinking on camera.
Week 4:We will conclude with a mock audition where actors will get an opportunity to experience the audition process from the client’s point of view, starting with the audition and ending with a callback and ultimate booking. Tisha will answer the burning question: “If I had such a great audition and the client gave me such positive feedback, why didn’t I book the job?” The answer may surprise you and help you feel more confident about your work, and the choices you make along the way.
We do not offer refunds but we do offer credit. In order to receive a credit for a class, event, or intensive cancellations must be made up to 7 days in advance. To cancel a booking please log in to your account , click on "View Bookings," and select the class event or intensive you would like to cancel. You will see the "cancel booking" option below. A credit for the amount paid will be issued back to your AGR account within 24 hours and can be used towards future bookings.
If you cancel within 7 days of the class, event, or intensive due to sickness orindustry related work, we require a doctor's note or proof of work in order to issue a credit. If you cancel within 24 hours of the class, event, or intensive and/or are a no-show then no credit will be issued under any circumstances.
Tisha Ioli has spent most of her adult life in the entertainment industry. She has over 20 years experience as an actor and 13 years experience as a Casting Director and acting coach. Formerly of Donald Case Casting, Tisha has freelanced with some of New York’s most prominent casting houses, including Donna Deseta, Godlove and Strickman Ripps. Recent projects have included: New York Life, Toys R Us, Aveeno, Bank of America, Garnier, T-Mobile, Gilette, Radio Shack, ADP, and Google.
Tisha is a nurturing teacher whose approach to learning starts in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere where students get individualized attention and walk away feeling confident, and armed with specific tools to rely on.
Let Tisha’s unique perspective in front of the camera as an actor, and expertise behind the camera as a Casting Director and acting coach, help bring you one step closer to reaching your professional goals.
Here is what Tisha's students have said:
I just wanted to say again how much I enjoyed your class and how helpful your input is. In the 6 years since I’ve been acting professionally, I don’t believe I’ve ever met anyone as caring and enthusiastic as you are. The effort you go to on behalf of your students is amazing and I am so appreciative.
Tisha is not only one of the kindest human beings I've ever met, she is a smart and effective teacher who helps zero in on your strengths as a commercial actor and continue to develop your skills from a place of positivity. Her energy and passion for actors will change how you see yourself in the industry.
- Julia Tokarz
I really just wanted to say thank you for such a wonderful class. You have
an undeniable gift in bringing out the best in all your students. The transformations from class were truly inspiring. That's a testament to you
and the respectful environment you created.
- Vanessa Thorpe
Tisha is one of the most nurturing, positive, empathetic people I have come to know - not just in the entertainment industry, but in general. She takes a genuine interest in the actors she meets. Thanks to Tisha, I am now equipped with the tools to assemble a successful career.
- Justin Colon
I walked out of your class and though that was the best money I have ever spent. It was so different, exciting and SO welcoming. In the couple of weeks leading up to your class, I started feeling defeated having gone to similar seminars and not learning much or getting any worthwhile feedback. My confidence and desire began to slip. However, in your class I felt like I was able to make mistakes and not worry about failing. As an actor, it is so comforting to know that there are acting teachers out there like you. I cannot thank you enough!
– Zach Colona
I could thank you until I lose my voice. You are marvelous and I truly appreciate your phenomenal energy, feedback and time.
– Jane Dashow