The Commercial Intensives

Taught by Two Casting Directors and a Talent Manager

 

The Commercial Intensive is a one-day intensive class, focused on commercial Auditions, taught by working professionals. Learn new skills from a Talent Manager and two Casting Directors who also are now directing. We all have been in the business casting, managing, and teaching for 25  years or more.

This is a great class for beginners who need to learn or pros who want to sharpen their skills.

What the Intro class works on

  • What to expect at auditions and callbacks 

  • Prepping for online auditions

  • Short copy auditions

  • Improv for commercial auditions

  • Interview auditions

  • learn to do a great slate

  • Actor etiquette with Casting and Representatives 

  • How to leave a lasting (great) impression

We are working professionals who need to keep the actors we bring up to speed and relevant in this new age of casting. We want you to know everything we know so you are prepared and ready to do your best

This Class is round Robin style so you will work with each teacher in a small individual group so you get lots of personal attention.

The class currently meets on zoom

Saturday 9-5

cost $275

class size limited

Ages: 16-100

For Adults 

  • Work with DebraLynn Findon

  • Get feedback on Headshots

  • Get feedback on Resume

  • Get Feedback on online casting profiles

  • Learn about and practice a good slate

  • Work with Megan Foley

  • Practice your slate

  • One Line copy

  • Short copy (what to focus on and how to do it)

  • Work on camera on Buttons or holding endings

  • Review

  • Work with Chuck Marra:

  • Improvs for commercials and telling the story with your improv

  • Work on camera on Interview auditions

  • Review

 

View selftapes

Review equipment

Q & A

  • Work with DebraLynn:

  • Feedback on Reels and Clips

  • Branding yourself

  • Relationship do's and dont's with Manager/Agent

  • Work with Megan Foley:

  • Line Learning Technique

  • Slates  and interviews

  • Work on camera on short copy

  • Review

  • Work with Chuck Marra::

  • Do long copy that was sent ahead.

  • Rework and Redirect it

  • Rework/redirect self tape copy

  • Review

 

For youth ages 10-15

 

Class is on zoom

Saturdays 10-1

Cost $195

LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

DebraLynn will meet with one or both parents to learn help them with their role in their Childs career. She will give you information about

  • the difference between Agents and Managers

  • How best to work with your Representative

  • Give feedback on resumes

  • Photographer and headshots

  • Work Permits and Coogan accounts

  • On set teaching and what to expect

  • She will answer all your questions and you don't want to miss this.

Work with Megan Foley:

  • line learning techniques

  • short copy

  • Taking directions 

  • Reactions and delivery

Work with Chuck Marra:

  • Slate

  • Interview Auditions

  • Reactions and delivery

Advanced Commercial 

About  us

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Megan Foley has been casting commercials  and teaching commercial acting since 1987. She and Chuck have cast well over 3500 commercials and have appeared in National Magazines and on TV discussing commercials and the casting process.

They have taught Commercial Audition techniques to thousand of actors around the world who continue to use what they learned and book like crazy.

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Chuck Marra had booked tons of National commercials before becoming a Casting Director and teacher. He continues to audition and work as an actor as well as a film director. His passion for acting is infectious  

He has worked with Megan since 1987 and they have cast over 3500 commercials as well as features and TV shows.

He is currently directing  and working on feature films and Pilots for TV.

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DebraLynn Findon is the owner of Discover Management. She began her career as a Casting Associate for Beverly Long and eventually became partners in casting at Beverly Long Casting. While working with Beverly she taught commercial and image workshops for talent of all ages. Her Discover Management team has booked numerous commercials, series regulars, and films. She enjoys scouting and developing for new talent while educating them about the business.