I was at the showcase earlier this morning. I just wanted to say that it was AMAZING! It was so nice to meet everyone. To have that experience feels wonderful. Also I wanted to keep you updated, that I am shooting a film. When I tried our for BIH you told me to get my feet wet, so I did, and it is amazing to be on set, and it's really fun! Hope to hear from you, and thanks for giving me the opportunity to be in your program and meeting all the agents and casting directors!
I just wanted to email you on how much progress I have made since joining yoru program in less than a year. Right after the first showcase i immediately landed a role in an Indie film called "My Gangsta Grandma". I actullay shot my first scene and the rush that i felt to be on stage wa overwhelming. Thanks to BIH, I waas abel to shoot my scenes with the utmost professionalism. I just want to say thanks for putting me on the right path and i know with the hard work and deidication that i have right now i will succeed to bigger roles. I can't wait to start BIH 2 graduate program!!! Thanks GOO!!!
Yours Truly, Valdi Belton BIH 1 graduate
It's 3 weeks later and i got the call "I BOOKED" the feature film (SON OF NO ONE) starring Al Pacino and Katie Holmes. And I was put on hold for "Dora the Explorer". I will keep you updated. Have to be on set tomorrow. Peace & Love, Ralph Rodriguez
I just wanted to thank you SOO MUCH for this program!!! I remember when I first saw you at the "Breaking Into Hollywood" Open House, "I thought;"Either she's brilliant or she's crazy." Well, I am happy to say you're brilliant! This program showed me the skills to transfer from a musical theatre kid to TV and commercials AND soaps!! This program is brilliant and I got a call back! The casting director remembered me from your showcase! I almost fainted when my mom told me. Both my mother and I agreed that this program was a great decision and an amazing way to get started. Okay, this is long but I felt you deserved it! Give my love to Brooke, Sheryl and everyone else at the Studios!
Mary McCartney, a very happy graduate
I just wanted to thank you for your words of wisdom and encouragment this weekend. You really set the bar for all of us! I'm so glad Brittany Underwood (star of ABC-TV "Oe Life to Live) recommended going through the program. I owe her big time!!!! It was very helpful and motivating and by far one of the best. I will keep you updated and hopefully looking forward to see you again someday.
Yours, Daniel E. Bonnet , graduate
I just wanted to take the time to thank you and your sraff members fro all their support and guidance in the Intro Program. I would also like to give a special thanks to the casting directors, managers and agents that took the time our of their busy schedule to let me audition for them. It was an amazing experience and priviledge for me.
SIncerely, Jericka-Jem Valezquez Student
I would just like to let u know I went to meet with Dina Torre from Generation TV. She along with Shirley Grant Managment will be managing me. I will still go to the ADV Program along with auditions throughout the Pilot Season. Thank you so much for this program. It has really helped. I will stay in touch. Sabrina Leba
I just really wanted to thank you for everything. I think I am going to sign with Shirley Grant Management. I was wondering if there is any more room in the Graduate Program. Hopefully, there is.
I just wanted to thank you all for the huge opportunity you gave me today and all of the schooling. I'm a much better actor now. I have 100 percent confidence in myself and you really opened up the door for me. I would like to thank (my coaches) Brooke Bundy and Sheryl Baker Fisher for all the time they put into the classes. I also want to thank the GOO (Goddess of Opportunity, you make all of thit possible for me with this amazing class you have. The class was truly awesome and i saw a lot of progress in me and in my fellow classmates. I would also like to thank all the casting directors, agents and managers for coming to the showcase.
Thenk you for giving us the prividege, specially me. So, thank you -you are the best.
Mike Ferraro - graduate
I booked the Nickelodeon job! Thanks for Everything!
Charles Odei - grad
The last time you heard from me was when I emailed you to tell you that I wasn on "Law and Order SVU" and "One LIfe To Live"! This time I am emailing you to tell you that I was on "Saturday Night Live"! It was such an exciting and humbling experience. I was fortunate to meet Rihanna in person, as well as Andy Samberg! I don't know how I controlled myself, when I was having such a blast! I owe it to you for helping me get so far already!
Christoper Darbassie (Graduate)
Today I did a call back for "Law & Order"! I also went to the Nickelodeon Studio for an audition! Wish me luck to book these jobs! Thank you.
It's Dominique, one of your student/graduates and I just wanted to say I am GRATEFULLY APPRECIATIVE and thankful for the chance that you have given me! You don't have to respond....as i'm sure you get "thank you" mail all the time lol. So, thanks for a great opportunity, i enjoyed you as well as your wonderful classes! Keep up the good work! PEACE!!!
My son, Matthew Poalillo, had a great experience with the programs. He would like to participate in the showcases for 2010. Mathew already received a call back from PMG. We met with them today and that are going to represent him. Nice success story coming out of the program!
Thank You for your help.
Good News! I was recently in a music video for A Clear Burr. It came out real good, MTV just released it a few days back. I'm updating my resume. Just thought I would let you know.
It's Brooek Barash and I just wanted to say thank you for so much for this opportunity. I was at one of your showcases yesteday and had a blast. And i think some casting directors and agents liked me!!!!!!!! As you know, I auditioned for the role of Nala in The Lion King on Broadway. I am going to continue doing what I'm doing and keep you posted. Than you SO SO SO much.
Check out my resume - I had never worked in the industry beofre meeting you guys this summer and I really want to thank you for all I experienced . It really gave me
the motivation to just go for it. There's a clip of a commercial I did for "MTV" and a link to the trailer for the movie "Beyond the LIght" that I provided voice over for too.
Thanks so much for your help guys.
Omar auditioned, was selected for the part and cast for SVA "What's Going on"? It was a nutritional commercial.
We are pleased,
Linda S. Kelly (mom) and Omar J. Kelly (Son)
I wanted to give you a quick update. I went to an open casting for the show "skins" for MTV. I GOT A CALL-BACK!!!! My call is tomorrow and I will be sure to keep you updated. Thanks for everything you and everyone has done to get me where i am now. I appreciate what you guys do so much!
I just booked a role of a guest star on CBS-TV "The Good Wife". We will be shooting it on Tues, Wed, and Thurs.. Thanks for everything. I will update you on how the shoot goes and more jobs I get.
Sincerely, Charles Odei
Liam just got signed with Shirley grant yesterday!!!!!! He's soooo excited! I want to thank you for all you have done for us. This is a chance of al life time!!! Thank you again. Christine Gavin (Liam's mother)
Thank GOD for you. You won't believe the audttions I'm doing and the casting calls I'm getting. I got a callback and another audition liked up, both of off-Broadway, and I plan on booking them, no problem, and it's all thanks to you.
Thanks again SOOOOOOO Much.
Earlier today we received a call from Dave McKeown of Shirely Grant Management for an audition with Don Case Casting for a commercial about The Huntington Learning Center. The audition went well and again we owe it all to you. Thank you. Will update you with further developements.
Sincerely, Madelyn Bermudez (John Daniel's mom)
Just checkin and giving you and update. Michaela is ON SET right now shooting a Commercial with Jordan Sparks (American Idol winner). She has been in NY for 3 days until 11pm tonight! I will keep in touch!
Tyrelle (MIchaela's Mom)
I got a manager. I am signed with Shirley Grant Management! Oh and I promise to keep in touch more often.
You would never believe what happened to me.I was on "One Life To live" as an extra! But the biggest news of all was that I booked the supporting role on "Law & Order SVU". We filmed yesterday. Once again I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart and to let you know that you play a big role in my success. I wish you the best in making more dreams come true and to have fun at what you do for people like me!
Yours truly, Christopher Darbassie (your little buddy)!!!
Jada had an absolute wonderful time attending all of her sessions and you guys have been a tremendous help in preparing her for a very big, bright future. She just go signed with Sony records to do some recording and is currently being shopped to Nickelodeon and Disney. Thanks again and know that you provided her with the necessary tools and foundation that are vital for her to succeed.
Erica Russell (Jada's mom)
Hey it's me Nate Polite. I just wanted to keep you guys updated and say thanks, too, for the casting and management session you guys set for me and others. I now have a contract with Shirley Grant Management and I still am looking forward to continuing my studies in October in the Graduate program. Thanks again for giving me this chance to be a new star.
I got a callback for the movie "3 weeks in Daytona"! That was my first audition. And I'm on hold for this Thursday for "One Life To Live"! Things are going so good. I'm learning new things and I love my monologue. I go to class this weekend and get to meet a new teacher. He was on "One Life To Live", too, and that's exciting. Can't believe the experience I'm getting and I owe it all to you and the program. Can't wait to see you at the showcase! Thanks for having Dave from Shirley Grant Mgmt at your showcase. Me and my parents love them.
Your buddy/student , Kyle Schnitzer
Just wanted to keep you informed that after the showcase I got signed by Shirley Grant Management. Since then I have gone on a Nintendo commercial and have more on the way! I am eager for the future and can't wait to be a star (hopefully). I can't wait for more education and can't wait to see you again. Your student/friend, Maxwell Pierre-Paul
John auditioned for a Pillsbury commercial this afternoon. Dave from Shirley Grant sent us. Additionally, at Dave's request, we have set up an appointment at his office to meet with him. Needless to say, it has been a very exciting day for us. I'd like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for making it possible. Sincerely, Madelyn Bermudez
Great news! Liam just got a call back from Shirley Grant Management. He has an audition soon. He's jumping up and down! Thank you for all your help. Sincerely, Christine and Liam
It's Alyssa Siodlak, I just thought I would update you on what has happened in the past few days. I am so excited. I got a callback today to audition for a TV sitcom pilot for a supporting role. I am so glad I took the program. I already have such a different perspective on acting and feel I have improved so much from where I was 3 months ago auditioning in front of you. I can't wait to further my education through you. Thanks so much for the opportunities you are proving me! I hope to hear from you soon. Thanks for your time. Sincerely, Alyssa
I hope all is going well for you. I just wanted to share some good news with you! I am in the September issue of Seventeen Magazine. The issue is out in stores now! It's an article called "Pretty Eyes." There were 5 girls with all different eye colors and I was the girl for green eyes! It's definitely a start towards print modeling and was absolutely a great experience. I just wanted to share this exciting news with you because YOU made me able to stand up and be in front of crowds for auditioning to get as much experience as possible. THANK YOU, Marisa Savino
Just wanted to tell you I booked a "Kotex" commercial and filmed it yesterday! I had the time of my life!
I booked a breast cancer awareness job! I can't thank you enough for the opportunity that you have given me...for meeting people, education about the craft and the voice saying don't give up, it takes hard work! Thank you, Joi Olivia Coleman
I have an audition for Kodak tomorrow and I have 2 callbacks tomorrow 1 for nasal spray and 1 for Chuck E Cheese!! I can not believe how amazing this is. And I had so much fun at the grad program. I learned a lot more from it and can't wait to see you at the showcases!
I just wanted to show you the trailer for a movie I'm doing called Blackheart. Tell me what you think. Hope all is well.
Jason Barkley, graduate
This is Kyle and my mom showed me your email that said congratulations and I just wanted to say thank you and I am so excited to be with Shirley Grant Mgmt.. And I can't wait to see you at the grad program to continue my studies!
It's been a while since we've updated you on what's been going on with Jeremy since he finsished the Graduate Program, so we thought we would fill you in. Jeremy is now represented by Mollo Mgmt. He had (2) callbacks for a movie with Meryl Streep, (2) callbacks for Brighton Beach Memoirs on Broadway, as well as a callback for an episode of Law and Order. He appeared on an episode of One Life To Live and has gon on numerous commercial auditions such as Sprint, Converse, Stouffers , Comcast and Office Depot ,just to name a few. None of this would have been possible without the foundation he received at your studios.
Jeremy has also continued his education. Afterall, a very wise woman told us how important it is to continue to learn. Thank you for the opportunity you have given Jeremy.
Jeremy Kaye's Mom
I wanted to update you on Hannah Swank's progress since completing the Graduate Program.
Randi Mollo called to meet Hannah and the next thing we all knew, Hannah was going on an audition for AT&T internet commercial. Hannah got a callback and then she booked the job! They filmed the spot last night, and Hannah had the best time.
Thanks to Hannah's passion for acting, and your wonderful program, Hannah has now taken another positive step in her acting caeer. Many thanks to you, your program's fabulous teachers and mentors, and those incredible showcases! We will keep in touch.
All the best, Amy Swank
We went to our interview with Shirley Grant Mgmt NYC and were offered a contract!!! It will be signed and sent out first thing tomorrow morning: Thank you again so much!!!
I would just like to inform you that Joy is now represented by Mollo Management, thanks to your showcases. I would just like to thank you for giving her the opportunity to be exposed to people in the industry. Just wanted to share the good news with you.
- Bobbielyn Pringle
It's with great enthusiasm I am writing to you. I recently booked the lead role in a touring production of One Hour to Live. It's my second professional acting role and I am very excited. I couldn't have done it with out you, and for that, I want to thank you. It's amazing to see how I am growing as an actor and how it reflects in my work. Again, thank you very much!
- Edward Brassington
I am contacting you to let you know that I had my first audition for a musical called All God's Saints Go to Heaven - NOT!, which then led to a call back. I found out yesterday that I was cast in the musical and will begin rehearsal starting friday. I would like to thank you and Brooke for equipping me with the tools to get this part. I know there are many more roles for me to book in the near future. I am also in the graduate program, so as my studying and learning continues, I am confident my career will blossom to the fullest. Thanks for all you do!!
This is Shawn Michael Heide. I took your program a year ago and did the Breaking Into Hollywood series. I would just like to thank you for everything you offered me in this program. You helped me sooooo much! I have booked everything I auditioned for. I recently booked a feature film called When The Devil Comes. Its a horror film directed by Ken Kushner, I don't have a major part, but I do have a part where I am going to be seen in the movie and have lines! I have two days worth of shooting. I am very excited to do this movie and experience how movie making is done. You have not only taught me how to be a great actor but a great auditioner!
I just found out that I got one of the principal roles in a new web series!!
- Gina Pardo
This is Leidy Almonte from your awesome program. I just wanted to update you. Today I got a call from J. Mitchell Mgmt. I am so excited.
I booked a couple print jobs: 1 Roca Wear ad, 2 Sean John ads and a Sean John fashion show. In acting, I booked a student film called Bully, as the lead role. I also did some local theater.
Just wanted to let you know that I got a callback from Heather Finn from FBI and will be meeting with her soon! I am so excited!
Just wanted to let you know I booked a role in a film called MMO and my name is Chelsea in the film. I have to thank you and Ms. Bundy for everything and helping me with my dreams.
I wanted to know when the next audition will be? I have told many people about how wonderful your program is and they would like to start classes. I am so happy that I took classes and thank you so much! I am filming Law & Order for two days and love every minute of my future career.
Thanks again kindly,
After the showcase I received a callback from Jenevieve Brewer from About Face agency to meet with Christin from the youth department. I went into their office and did my monologue for them. I was very excited and wasn't nervous at all, thanks to your showcases! Today I went on my first audition. I was so excited when I got the call for the audition. It was for Adidas. I can't wait to see what happens.
Talk to you soon,
I never got to thank you guys for all the help and support you provided during my studying/training with you. What a way for an actor to start off his career! So thank you!
Hi! I got an audition for J. Mitchell Management!! Thanks!
I took the class about a year ago and loved it. I've had a lot going on with Gossip Girl and some modeling things. It's going well! Thanks so much!
Just wanted to let you know that after class Alyssa had an audition for Da Kids Entertainment Fashion/Talent Show and she booked it on the spot! She will be on a fashion show runway and the clothing will be from Baby Phat, Phat Farm and more...They loved her resume, again thanks with the help on how to prepare a good resume. We love the program! Alyssa will be auditioning for the remake of Karate Kid due to her skills and is currently in karate class. Will keep you posted.
I wanted to thank you for everything that you have shown and taught me. I also wanted to inform you that a month ago I shot a shirt film. The film was called Sinnerman and I got the lead role. I was so proud of myself for able to push myself and not be lazy. For that, I really want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I hope to write again soon with more good news.
I am sending this email to thank you once again. I just finished a movie called Seeking Closure. You will see that I preformed extremely well, thanks to your teaching skills. The director Kevin Tan and Asst. AD Manuel Publette would agree. I was allowed to act and be a weapon advisor, which was a dream come true. Thank you, thank you so much!
You are a SHARP lady and strong at what you do. I am forever in your debt.
I have been working very hard and it's paying off. I had an amazing time at the showcase. Ingrid French sent me on an audition and I booked it! We filmed it today and I had a great time! I also have a callback for a supporting role on a feature film tomorrow. I am very excited to see where my career will take me. It is really a beautiful thing doing something I love so much. Thank you for everything Stephanie. I will keep you updated with more to come.
I would like to update you on what has been going on since the Graduate Program. I have been in two shorts films! I was in a music video for the band Crystal Castles for their song "Vanished." I was in a TV pilot for Adult Swim called "Totally 4 Teens." I would like to thank you again for your wonderful program. Hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks so much,
I just wanted to say thank you for giving Alyssa a wonderful opportunity and for being a part of the program. The classes she attended truly educated her and I can see the difference from the day she started. I thank you again for dedicating yourself, your staff, and of course Brooke Bundy and Sheryl Baker-Fisher. What a wonderful program you have created. I am so thrilled that Alyssa found what she truly loves and will continue education to become the best actor every time she auditions. She had a wonderful time this weekend. Thank you for opening the door, and yes, she will meet you half way!
I have some really exciting news to share with you. I have been working on a film that I co-wrote, produced and starred in called, The Unknown. We have been officially accepted into the Boston International Film Festival!
I have just been cast as an extra in Angelina Jolie's new movie, Salt. It starts shooting this Saturday! Also, would you thank the casting director from Gossip Girl. She invited me to stay and that's how I got cast!
This is Nutda Lachanthuk. I just wanted to tell you that I just got a manager from the last showcase. My manager is Renate English from Friendly Faces Management. Thank you so much for this opportunity!
It's been a while since I have written you but I have been so busy! I had a guest role on the Food Network show Food Detectives. I had three lines, but it's a start! I was so scared to see myself on TV. I was also on the new MTV show, The College Humor Show. That aired two weeks ago. I also had three call backs for the Off-Broadway play Spoon River Anthology. Thanks for the great start in the business.
Just thought I would let you know that I am about to do extra work on Rescue Me on FX. I also just did a student film, and I have an audition coming up for another student film!
I just got an audition for Shirley Grant Management. I can't wait! I have to sign and do a commercial for the audition. See you at the grad program!
Natalia got a callback! She was contacted by Renate English from New Faces. Renate wants us to call her tomorrow and hopefully she will want to represent Natalia. Keep your fingers crossed. Thank you for everything and hopefully we will see you soon!
I am happy to inform you that I got my first paying job yesterday as an extra on Gossip Girl! I'm so happy. I also got my first SAG waiver. See you at this weekend's audition showcase.
My son, Nelson Gonzalez, was at the showcase on Sunday and received a call from Prestige Management Group. They are interested in representing Nelson and gave me a contract to sign!
Hello, my name is Clayon Francis, a recent graduate of your program. . I would like to thank you for the opportunity you gave me!
I really appreciate this opportunity that you have given me to enroll in your weekend program. I really want you to know that you are helping me in such a big way by doing one small thing. You are a major part of my dreams coming true.
With best regards,
Hi, it's Randy Baisden. I graduated from your program. I'm writing to you hours before my life is about to change. Today is the big day for me to meet with Shirley Grant Management. I just want to say that I'm so excited to even go to a management meeting. I will remember that I will be representing myself as well. I could not have done it without your help. Thanks to you !
P.S. I hope to update you with even better news and maybe a signed contract!
I love my pictures so much! Thank you, they are amazing. Please thank the photographer for me and the makeup artist.
Soooo much has happened in the last few months, I'm sorry I didn't write sooner! Firstly, my manager sent me on two commercial auditions. One for Idaho potatoes and one for Comcast. They were both AMAZING experiences and I learned a lot!
I honestly can't thank you enough for everything you have done for me. Words don't begin to describe it. I miss everyone so much from the program and getting the experience to wok with all you guys was just so overwhelming. Thank you...times a billion!
Wishing you the best,
I'd just like to say thanks again for the amazing opportunities I got at the showcases!
I have recently signed with Shirley Grant Management. I have been out on an audition for Nextel. I am still being myself out there. You told me I was good enough and brought me the knowledge and confidence I needed to do this. I love every moment of acting. I hope your fresh fish beginners focus, because they are in for a ride! Miss you!
Just wanted to say hello, it's been a while. I just booked an infomercial for an energy spray that will be airing on the major networks. Hope all is well.
I just graduated from the program. Your program really helped me a lot. After the big showcase, I received a call back from Dina Torre at GenertaionTV. It was an awesome experience! Today I just got back from auditioning for Nickelodeon. I hope to be considered by the casting directors. Thank you for this opportunity and you will see me in the advanced program.
Hi, this is Julianna Peacock. I recently attended one of your showcases for the graduates. I had such a fun time and a great experience. I will be attending the next showcase in February!
The reason I emailed you is because I received a call from Shirley Grant Management. I;m not getting my hopes up but it's great that they called me and want to bring me in. Thank you so much for this, I surely wouldn't have gotten this amazing start to me education and my career without you!
Please allow me to thank you personally for accepting me into the advanced program. I plan to work exceptionally hard to prove myself and use what I've learned to further my career. With that said, I just wanted to let you know the good news that I booked a featured role on Life on Mars. Once again, I thank you for giving me the opportunity to improve abnd further myself as an actor.
Arron Del Favero
Hello, this is Rob DiVincenzo (the identical twin acrobat from the class). Both yours and Brooke's advice, encouragement, guidance and knowledge in the entertainment field has proved so beneficial to my career. It has driven me to succeed in this business.
I'm also emailing you to keep you posted on my stay here in Los Angeles. The first week I moved here I got a full-time paid internship with The Disney Channel. I'm working as a Casting Assistant for the VP and Director of Disney Channel Casting and Talent Relations. I've already met Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens and other Disney stars, as I work indirectly with their publicists, agents and managers. Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers are just too busy for me to see on set, HAHA.
Just thought you might be proud of this accomplishment! It's a good experience to be on the other side of the camera to see what goes on behind-the-scenes. Not sure how long I will stay at the network, because I am a performer at heart!
Hope all is well with you. Thanks for your time.
This is Olu saying hi and giving you some updates on my career. After the first showcase last month, I got a call back from Sinclair Management and had a meeting with Judith Lesley, who was wonderful! She told me that she wants to sign me but I need to work on my accent. She said when I am ready I should come back and be on board. This development is so exciting and it only encourages me to keep on working hard, studying and improving in every aspect. I am currently working on my accent and i know in a matter of time things will shape up rightly. Thanks a lot Stephanie and I'll be keeping you posted. Lots of love and have a wonderful day!
It's Barbara. I'm writing to inform you and keep you updated about my acting career. I recently went on a print go see for Sexy-Jean. Bonnie Shumofsky from Abrams Artists sent me. I tried on the jeans and they fit perfectly so I am going back for the commercial shoot. I'm SO EXCITED!! Everything is going great for me. And I'm very appreciative for your program, Breaking Into Hollywood. It had brought me this far in my acting success. I just hope and pray that things continue to go better and better.
Sorry I haven't been in touch, I've been very busy! Just wanted to update you. I worked on One Life to Live the other day and was upgraded to U5. Have also done four independent films in the past four months. Also, I did extra work on As the World Turns this week and got a call for Law & Order: SVU. That's it for now. I am SAG eligible, but haven't joined yet. Hope all is well with you.
Hello, my name is Ambakisye Oliver, "Kia" for short. I recently booked a role on Law & Order: SVU and booked many other roles, both union and non-union. Just giving you an update on how I'm doing.
Thank you for your constant support and encouragement for Danielle as your student, and as her temporary agent/manager.
Every time I receive your email, I breathe out.
We will continue to appreciate the privilege of auditions that come her way AND absorb the experiences along the way. Also, Danielle has an audition with Little Diva Productions for a music video.
Keep you posted!
It's Christina! I just wanted to let you know that I did extra work in an independent film called "Tan" and auditioned for a Downy commercial yesterday with Susan Shopmaker Casting. I met her at one of the showcases and she remembered me ! Thank you so much for everything.
Jordan is very excited about the opportunities ahead. He has learned and grown so much in this experience. He assures me that he will thank me first, then you, when he receives each of his Oscars. He's not kidding! Thank you for being an important part of his journey.
This is it!!!!!!! I am now the Co-Host/Co-Star of the new TV series "15 minutes". I auditioned, they loved it, and I signed the contract. We start filming in February, and tour around the US, all expensed paid by the company. I didn't give up, and I did it. I am so happy and so grateful! You helped me so much. Your whole team has a big contribution to my success.
Thank you guys so much! See you soon, Hopefully.
Thank You So Much!!!! I am attaching an email I received from Randi Mollo abut wanting to represent me! I am at a loss of words right now, I can't believe it, so fast. I listened to everything you, Brooke and Sheryl told me and now it's starting to payoff. I don't know how to ever thank you!
Brittany and I would like to thank you for all your help and advise you have given us. Recently she was seen by Avalon Artists Agency and they would like for her to model with them. Also, from your showcase we got a call back from Mollo Management and will be signing with them. This has been a great experience not only Brittany but myself.
We thank you again for all you and your professional staff have done. We will keep you updated on all of her success.
Brittany and Leslie DalCais
The very first day you met Jeremy at the "Breaking Into Hollywood" seminar, you said to me "I can't make you any promises, but I would bet that he can be signed with someone within a year". Your prediction was correct.
Jeremy got a phone call last week from Randi from Mollo Management who saw him at the graduate showcase. She asked is she could represent him. To say that we are beyond thrilled is an understatement. Jeremy has also done a movie trailer, two short student films and auditioned for roles in both a feature film and webisode.
None of which would have been possible without the foundation he got from attending your classes. Again, we just want to say thank you, thank you, thank you.
Marci, Andy and Jeremy Kaye
I would like to thank you, again, for all that you have done personally for my daughter, as well as your company. You staff was amazing. Always encouraging the students and answering questions in a professional and personal experience way.
Danielle has achieved so much in such a shor t time because of you "no nonsense" attitude and the assortment of professional training from amazing casting directors, talent agents and managers that your brought to teach the classes and attend the showcases.
Danielle just finished filming the trailer for the new movie "Hush Puppies". It can be seen on YouTube. This trailer will be shown to Disney and Nick.
I am sure now that the "investment" I made in your program was the equivalent of Danielle attending Harvard or Yale for a college education. We will see you soon at one of your "SHOWCASES". So, until then, thank you again!
Anette Angelini (mother of Danielle)
Alright! I'm going to LA this summer! I am going to meet with Donald Grey (commercial casting director) and Sheila Manning , the casting agent OF THE YEAR! I'm so excited.
I can't thank you enough for all you have done for me. Because of your program, my goals seems possible to reach. It's going to be hard work, but it won't be impossible! I didn't have a clue about how the industry works until I met you guys! You work so hard to get kids to discover their dream!
Thank you to the entire team! Since we last spoke, I signed contract with Shirley Grant Management! I also got a call-back for a Microsoft Commercial and booked a Supporting Role in the film "The Last Days of April"!
I couldn't have done it without you! I hope you know I plan to continuemy studies and auditioning and I will keep you updates.
I want to thank you for believing in me and accepting me into your acting program. Your "no-nonsense" classes gave me the tools needed to approach any audition with confidence and direction.
After the completion of your program, my phone rings almost daily. I even had two auditions scheduled within the same day last week. It's truly amazing how fast everything is coming together now and I can't thank you and your staff for everything you have taught and mentored me as an actor, as a professional. and as a person.
Speaking of which your staff is amazing! Thanks again for everything. I will definitely keep in touch and let you know about future bookings.
Hope all is well with you.
This is Lesly Duarte. I'm currently in your showcases. I am enjoying every minute of it. I just wanted to let you know all of my success since starting your program. I got a manager form Shirlely Grant Management. I am so delighted with my manager.
I get sent out to a lot of auditions. I got a manager at one of your showcases! Isn't that great! And to make it even greater, I've booked 2 jobs in less than one month! One was a commercial for Mastercard and the other was an educational film. It was really cool. I actually got to be on a real set. It was an amazing feeling. I definitely want to do that again and again many times.
Remember me? I know you do, because you always remember your former students. Well, my name is Wasaille Villette and I have good news for you! You remember when I first auditioned for you you said "you are not there yet, but you will get there eventually" well I'm on my way there. After graduation, I sat down an went over everything you taught me. It has paid off.
So far I have had 4 auditions...I got a call-back and days later they called me to congratulate me that I booked the job. OH MY GOD I COULD SCREAM! Yes, I booked my first job right after my class for a independent movie filming this July! I got a big part. Second of all, I auditioned for "Boogie and Shout" and got the part of the Godson of a preacher. In addition, I booked a music video which is going to air on VH1 We shoot this Saturday!
Thank you so much for all of your help, I couldn't do it without you! Miss Goddess of Opportunity! only you!
I would like to thank you very much. Your program has taught me a lot, I now realize how much hard work it will take to make it in this business. Even so, I plan to stop at nothing to make it to the top. Acting is something I have a passion for and you have provided me with the foundation to build my career. In the next few weeks I plan to audition for extras, under 5 and student films. Because not only do i need to become a great actor but I must also become a great auditioner.
Once again, I would like to thank all the coaches and casting directors who were involved in this program. I hope to see you in the graduate program.
Your program has been amazing. So far the coaches have been great and I have learned something new in each and every class. My first showcase went really well. I received a lot of great feedback from the panel. thanks a lot for he opportunity you gave me. You believed in me and opened up the doors to a whole new world.
I am sending you this email to let you know that Jenevieve from About Face contacted via phone and asked me to try to book a job she is sending me on. I will give it my all.. I just wish to say thank you. I'll keep you informed.
I have great news! I booked a "Verizon" commercial! I am so happy. I have to thank you, Brooke, Sheryl and Kevin and all the other people who gave me training. Thank you for your time.
How are you? I just wanted to give you an update on my progress. I recently auditioned for a feature film titles "The Nowhere Kids". They said it was excellent. In addition, tomorrow I'm featured in a music video. We start shooting at 6am.
I couldn't be happier with everything you have provided for me, and the things you've taught me. I've recommended your program to so many people and hope they achieve as much as I did from the program. You're an angel.
I got featured on "When in Rome". The Disney film with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel. I'd love to have your referral to any agents coming up at your next showcase. I've met recently with Danielle at Abrahms. Talk to you soon! Megan Messmer
I am dropping in to let you know that the Nickeledeon Audition that I mentioned to you a couple of weeks ago is moving along very well. Out of the 150 people the casting director saw she had a call back for 20 of them and I was one of those 20! There is one more round of auditions with a longer scrript other that the short sides they gave me for the 1st two, but yeah! If I land thie pilot it would be HUGE (they are makeing a Nickelodeon boy band to go up against the Jonas Brothers and Hannah Montana) WOO! See you at the Grad Program in the Fall! SIncerely. Daniel Montelongo
Just want to let you now that since we last spoke I had done a couple of acting jobs. I was an extra for "Law and Order" and for a Disney film titled "When in Rome". Both have been very fun and interesting experiences. talk to you soon. Always, Arabelis Liriano
I'm so excited to tell you that since I've graduated I've been going on 4-5 auditions a week and I booked a job in June for an independent movie called "Anoited: and in July I booked a play. Please let me know if you are available so I can send you some tickets. I hope you are doing well. thank you so much for your help. Jason Barkley
So good to hear back from you! I met with Dave McKeown (and fellow representativies) of Shirley Grant Management. They were so extremely nice and helpful. After 10 minutes, I read them copy. I didn't sign anything, but Dave told me he was going to be sending me out for work. I'm PUMPED! As a matter of fact, Dave called and sent me on an audition for a SPIKE TV commercial requesting any Army type. I as also sent on a commercial audition for "DOWNEY". No copy just involved dancing with a female actress, smelling a towel, etc.. I felt good leaving both auditions and thought both went well. As always, I appreciate your insights and time. Regards, Jason C
YES! YES! YES! I GOT MY FIRST AGENT! IM THRILLED! SHE TOLD ME SHE LOVED MY RESUME AND HEADSHOT! AND WHEN I DID MY MONOLOGUE SHE SAID I WAS REALLY GOOD! I also wanted to let you know that I am studying and I am in a school play. So I am still keeping up with my training! THANK- YOU THANK-YOU THANK-YOU! YOU GOT ME STARTED! Sincerely, Juliana LaBarbiera
I know its been a while since i wrote, and a lot of great things have happened since then. I was recently on a "Law and Order" Episode "Driven" as a supporting role. It was a fantastic experience. I've done work on the feature film "American Gangster" and substantial work on "Guiding Light". I know my recent success is greatly due to the incredible introductory course I took with Brooke Bundy. Attached are my current photos and resume, for you review! Take care, janett Martinez
This is Tiffany Roman. I just wanted to let you know that Don Case casting called me to audition for an AT&T commercial. So I went and now I'll wait and see what happens. It was so much fun, Im so excited.
Really exctiing news!!! I got booked in a "Nintendo Wii Internet Pilot" through my manager at Shirley Grant and I also booked a lEAD role in a short film called "Long Shadows" as the part of the Hero. Thanks again so much for everthing! Your actor, Ralph Rodriguez
Thank you so much for bringing your people to meet us. They were a delight! Tisha Ioli from Don Case casting called me in to audition for AT&T commercial. I was so excited to hear from her. She said my monogue was good and well delivered. Thank Brooke for my wonderful mono. I'm telling you, you got a great crew for us, you know how to pick em. Since we last spoke I as selected to do Urban fashion week for commercial print. Thanks for believing in me! Shneidine Michel
I've just got called by JMM and Terry Saperstein!!!!!!! What are the chances!!!!! I'm so excited its not even funny. At the appoinment with I just have to perform my monologue. With JMM they sent me commercial, scene and I have to do the monologue I did at the grad class. thank so much for helping me, Justin Sansone
Its Barbara. I just wanted to let you to know my audition and callback is this Friday with Abrahms Artists Agency. Hope everything will turn out to be on my favor and things will happen for the best. thanks for taking the time... barbara
I'm still waiting to hear back from a TV Pilot audition I went on in New York. The good news, is I auditioned for more non-union films! I auditioned for the part of the teen Snow White and for two crime films. I am having so much fun with this! I can't thank you enough! I just want to extend my thanks to the whole gang! You guys have really made it possible for me to have a career in flm! Sincerely, Julianna La Barbiera
I have one word for you WOW. Since the program i have done so much. I have gone on a couple of auditions and booked some things too. I was in two short films. Also I booked a music video for Crystal Castles (a band famous in Europe). They told us it would air on "MTV"!!! Can you believe, i might be on "MTV"!!!!!! I auditioned for a new TV Pilot. It is supposed to be like the show "Fame". I would like to thank you for everything that helped me get to where i am. My dreams are coming true right before my eyes. Again thank you so very much. Sydney Rosenberg
Thanks so much for being there for our Graduation! I love seeing you! You're inspirational! More good news form me: I was cast in a NYFA shor film and just did a reading at the Off-Broadway playhours, The Women's Project. talk to you soon. all my love Megan
Great news! Domenico received a call -back from Shirley Grant MGMT. He has an appointment to meet with them. I can't thank you enough for all your efforts in putting together this showcase. Domenico is very excited and asked that I relay his gratitude. That's all for now I will keep you updated. Sincerely, Dorreen D'Ippolito
Thank you so much for bringing your people to meet us. They were a delight. This time around I was more confident. TIsha Ioli from Dan Case Casting called me in to audition for AT&T commercial. I was so excited to hear from her. Since we last spoke I was selected to do Urban fashion week for commercial print. Thanks for believing in me! Shneidine Michel
I wanted to write you and tell you I had recently booked a part in a movie called "The End Game" as Kenneth. It's a Rollo Robinson Production. This film will appear in theaters. I'm so excited. Thank you so much for the opportunity I received from your program. You really are the "Goddess of Opportunity". Thank you. Eddie Acosta
It's Eric Hill just giving you an udpate on how my career is going. I am currently in New Orleans shooting a film titled "Patriots' about an amazing high school basketball team in New Orleans that won the state championship the year of Katrina. Forest Whitaker, Bow Wow (formerly know as Lil' Bow Wow,) and Jackie Long (who plays the character of Esquire in "ATL" are the only cast members I know of other than myself of course. This film should hit theaters in November. I actually just finished a meeting with Tim Story our director. He has directed both "Fantastic 4" films as well as the movie "Barbershop". The writer, who's name just slipped my mind, has also written "The Great Debators". I'M SO FREAKING EXCITED TO BE HERE!!! I play the role of Christian Wall, the team captain. AND IT'S A LEAD!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU I have to go to sleep because I have another meeting with the director and writer soon but I'll keep you posted. Can't wait to hear from you. Eric D. Hill
I wanted to write you and tell you that I had recently booked a part in a movie called "The End Game" as Kenneth. It's a Rollo Robinson Production. The film will appear in theaters. I'm so excited. Thank you so much for the opportunity I received from your program. You really are the "Goddess of Opportunity". Thank you. Eddie Acosta
How are you? I just wanted to update you with my recent audition. I went on an audition for GAP fit modeling. It was a great experience and I am looking forward to more audition. Again, thanks for everything. Shannyn Weeks
I just wanted to update you in regards to my meeting with V & M Talent Management. After having a successful meeting, I am now being represented by V&M Talent MGMT! I just wanted to say thank you because without your help and education provided by your program, I would not have even dreamed of one day having a manager! Respectfully yours, Sarah DiRenno
I had an audition yesterday at the Nickelodeon studio for the role of a series regular on a new pilot. When I went to the audition, one of the casting directors was the rep from Nick at one our showcases! I hope I et the job, and thank you for these many chances! Josh Perez ps ths show is called Norton Ave. All-Stars
I am very greatful to you for including me in your educational program. I had the best time in this learning process. Brooke was great; she gave me excellent tools to use in auditions and techniques to get the job done. Sheryl told us how it is in the real world and in the casting process. I was excited to meet her because I love her soap; one day I wish to be on it (even as an extra!) I know it will take hard work and dedication. Thanks for letting us meet your friends in the showcase this weekend; it was by far one of my fave from this whole process. ---Schneidine Michel
I wanted to tell you the great news! Dina Torre (Generation TV) called my mom and I went to see her. Well, she really likes me and she wants to set up an appointment for me to meet her boss. I'm so happy! Thank you. I can't wait to come to the showcase! Saturday. Your fellow student, ---Sahir Watson
I cannot thank you enough for your brilliance! For your presence! For your ability to motivate the world's dead-beats. I feel lucky to be in a room with you and I cannot wait to make you very proud of me as an actress. I'm sending this email to thank you...but to also tell you I booked a web series that begins shooting this week- and I am going on another audition today!! Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you! Your class is a wealth of indispensable knowledge. Lots of love, ---Megan Messmer
Well, I have a lot to tell you because I have been extremely busy these last 2 weeks and it was because I told myself I wanted to be in that group of 30% or even 5% that work right away.
Well first, I did a few scenes for a film that will be shown to students at my high school. Then I did a music video in which I was a dancer for A-Mei (she is a big pop singer from Taiwan and she shot her video in Queens). I am Vice President of 2 dancing teams at my school and I have to choreograph dances for both of them. I went on a stock photography shoot. I went on a lot of acting auditions and a few dancing auditions. I joined a dance company that I had to audition for- it is called Hypnotized and we will be performing at the Vide showcase and BET Black Carpet on August 10th and 16th. I might be on the Tyra show later this week. I booked 2 gigs; one is for a play "The Mark of Zorro" and the other is a short film "Sheila" in which I will be playing the role of Miguel.
Everything you have taught me has helped me out greatly and I go in with the courage and confidence that I can book the job. I will continue to inform you of my progress and hope to get a response from you. Thank you again and speak to you soon.
I have an audition this coming Sunday for an independent feature called "Wobble". This is my first audition offered without sending in for it! Thanks! ---Joshua Minton
Thank you so much for accepting me into the program. It has been a great experience from which I have learned and grown as an actor. Without you none of this could have happened. I am continuing to study and audition and I look forward to the Sunday showcases once a month. Thanks again! Sincerely, ---Brianna Vieira
I have always wanted to be an actor. You have supplied me with the tools, resources and contacts that will guide me to accelerate my acting career. I know that I want to and will continue to study and never stop. My goal is to be "that girl that changes everything, the girl that made a difference, a girl that gave you a story to tell". Please thank Ms. Bundy, Ms. Sheryl Baker Fisher, Ms. Frumkin, Ms. Hill, Ms. Torre and Mr. Gafner for their invaluable information. Respectfully, ---Chardarney Nelson
I just wanted to thank you again...because of one of the addresses that was given to me by your showcase I got called to be an extra on "The Sopranos". I'm going to be on Episode 12 on the 5th season. Hopefully this will lead to more work! Thanks! ---Colleen Sayers
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And even that is not enough to express my gratitude for your support throughout my experience. I appreciate your honesty, direct attitude and wealth of knowledge...but most importantly I respect your willingness to share all of his with up-and-coming artists who are seeking a secure bridge to the entertainment industry. You are absolutely amazing and I am honored to have had this experience. I wish you the best and pray you continue to make dreams come true! Take care! ---Haajar Johnson
I've been continuing to work hard since my last note to you about booking a regional "T Mobile" commercial and doing One Life to Live. I also wanted to let you know that I've been cast as the lead actress in a new play written by Elie Wiesel called "Once Upon a Time". There's a strong possibility that we will be performing in NYC in early 2008 too. Warmest regards, ---Amy Bettina
How are you? It's Jaime Joseph.just wanted to give you an update on what I've been up to. I've been auditioning twice a week and finally landed a role in an independent 30 min film as the lead's girlfriend which we started filming last month. It's called "Cranksgiving"; it's about bike messengers that have a race once a year to see who can trek the fastest down 14 blocks and shop for food to donate to the homeless on Thanksgiving. Being on set is so much fun; the script is awesome! I just wanted to say thanks again; it's so worth it! I've also been sending out my postcards and headshots. I'm actually running out. I wanted to know when the spring graduate program starts and it I am still on the waiting list. If so, please keep me posted as I can't wait to start. Sincerely, ---Jaime Joseph
The acting is going great. I just finished up on a short film and I'm starting another in 2 weeks. I've been cast in a feature film to start in November and trying to hit as many auditions as possible. You'll see me on "The Hill" due out in 2006 on Showtime as a state rep and also in "Black Irish" in 2006 as a postal worker. I did a Diet Pepsi commercial with the Patriots.
Got a chance to sit down and talk with Jason Isaacs from "Lord of the Rings 1, 2 & 3" for about 40 minutes one day, Brandon Gleason of "Cold Mountain" and "Braveheart" and I also am in touch with Mark Wahlberg and his family and they all say the same thing, "you need an agent." hahahahaha!
Right now I'm a little busy; I just got hired to be the boxing strength conditioning coach for the Northeastern Huskies hockey team adn I'm trying to get my schedule together- but I owe all of this to you and Brooke and I greatly appreciate everything.
Just wanted to thank you again for the opportunity you gave me . I have received my headshots/postcards and I couldn't be happier with the way they turned out. I've begun to send out my headshots. I have 2 theater auditions within the week so I am very pleased with that also. With the confidence that your program has presented me, I am pleased to inform you that I am now a finalist/delegate for the MISS NEW JERSEY USA pageant this October. So exciting! If I win this I will receive tons of acting coaches/lessons, public speaking courses etc....so it's plain to see how beneficial this is to me. Thank you so much again. Starry-eyed, ---Jordan Gautheir Kohn
Just wanted to let you know that I met with Barry Shapiro last week. He put me on tape and decided he wanted to work with me. I'm still submitting and going on auditions. I got a callback for "The Onion" about two weeks ago..exciting. Well, hope you have a good holiday... Take care, ---Laudonia Larwa
I am part of your graduate program and was at the showcase this Sunday. Today I received a call from Shirley Grant Management (who, as you know, had a rep at the showcase) asking to set up an appointment with me. I will be meeting with them! I'm very excited and just wanted to update you on what is going on with my career. Thank you for having me in your program! I am enjoying it very much and glad these opportunities are presenting themselves. Sincerely, ---Jordan Pennino
This is Tyrelle Hill, I wanted to let you know that my daughter, Michaela, booked the KMart Commercial!! Generation TV sent her out for this one. This is so exciting and I am so happy for her.
I came home last night and I had a blast with the' production crew. They said I was fantastic! Randi (from Mollo mgmg) called my mom today and we signed and notarized the contracts. We are officially a member of Mollo managment now. I will keep in touch with you on all the things I will be doing. Thank you very much foe everything. Sincerely, Michaela Hill
Just wanted to let you know, we found out last minute about the seminar being held in our area. We are so glad that we were able to make it, this was exactly what we were looking for. Thank you very much for choosing our son Brandon Cappello, to take part in your program. We feel you believed in him and gave him a sense of confiidence in himself. You told him that if he worked hard, he could come out with an agent. Your business gives great direction to those, looking to pursue a career in acting. We received a call-back from Generation TV, we met with Dina this week, and she wants to be his agent. Thank you . we'll keep in touch. Rose Cappiellp
I just wanted to let you know that the three episodes that
I am doing featured work in "One Life To LIve" airs a
week from today.
Also, Sheryl called me in for another episode of "OLTL"
for next week!!!
I honestly love this business and will promise to make
you proud. Thanks again for everything and we'll be
in touch. Take care and see you on the big screen!
All my best,
"I have an agent with Abrams Artists Agency. I went on one audition for Nickelodeon and I going on an another one for a Halloween movie."
"I just signed with JMM. I'm so excited. I love acting so much. YOU mad my dreams come true."
"Booked my first paying gig..... just got a call that I have booked a commercial for a major financial firm. Professional recording this friday."
"Booked a featured role in "Hiding Divya", a feature length film. Multiple scenes, but non-speaking. Shooting possibly spread over several days starting today."
"I was in a music video last week in boston and on Monday i will be in a commercial for a local bank in rhode island...a big thanks to you because if it wasn't for you i really wouldnt have known where to begin and you gave me a beginning."
"I had a Role in an Indie film. I was also in a commercial for the NH State Lotto. I also just rapped shooting a 4 min short-- it's being realeased at a local theater in a few weeks."
I have signed to Abrahms Artists Agency and I am going on an audition this afternoon for "Law&Order Criminal Intent."
"Holly went for a call back audition with JMM and they want to sign a contract with her! Thanks for all your encouragement!"
--Debby & Holly Balunas
"Since your program I have been cast in two independent films as well as a low budget feature film. I received both of the lead roles in the independent films! I signed with my first agent and can't wait to start getting more work!"
"Since your program i have gotten:
1) Signed with The Entertainment Group
2) Off-Broadway show ("Pickles and The Junkmans Daughter")
3) "Back to School" Target commercial
4) Independent Film - "The Picture of Dorian Grey" with David Gallagher
I really do have to thank you again for getting me started on this.
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me this oppurtunity to be involved in your program. I learned so much but more importantly i learned it was not just a passion but so much fun."
--Amy Michele Panza
Progress update: I have recieved 2 commercial offers. Also, acting in "Sopranos" recently was hard work. Nevertheless, a ton of fun. The cast of "Sopranos" are all wonderful people. I also received an offer to play a secretary on "Law and Order." Thank you much, Catherine Ferrentino
"I have great news! I have been approached by the J.M. Mitchell Talent agency to come in and try to be cast as Lydia in the Off-Off Broadway NY return of “Children of a lesser god”. This is so very exciting to get an opportunity so soon."
--Heather Noel Robbins
"I just got a call back from J Mitchell Agency. I just wanted to thank you for all the help you gave to me.
"I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful course you set up. I learned a lot."
"Yesterday I received a letter from Adele's Kids & Adults Talent Management. They felt that I had potential in print ads, movie extras and other non-speaking roles and they want to represent me. Thanks for every thing."
As of right now my parents said that I can go to an audition for repersentation with JMM over Febuary vacation. And if you remember alex he was just aproched by a tv director to be on the show Law and Order. Isnt that cool that alex and I have started our acting passion. --Dan McAndrews
probably the best news I've had yet.. I went to an open call for "JMM Talent" and did a commercial copy for them. Anyways.. got a callback which I am psyched about!!. It's next friday.. Also got another audition for a Columbia University student film on Sunday..
I just wanted to thank you so much for such an awesome workshop session. I admit I am normally very skeptical about these types of organizations, but the package deal of what this program offers is exactly what everyone needs to get started! This program is for real! I just wanted you both to know I appreciated all the information and the readiness that I feel to really tackle NYC for now and soon L.A.! --Alexandra Blackbird
He booked 13 jobs!!! Filene's loves him, he did 5 catalog shoots and has another job booked. He did 2- with Hasbro Toys, 1- with Bob's Dept., 1- Pearson Education Books, 1- Mass. Lottery Tv Commercial, and he did 3- children's education videos in Bristol, CT were he was able to do his acting thing. He loved it!! He is always thinking of you and Brooke. Sincerely, Carmen Martinez