What We DO

We cast both union and non-union commercials, film, tv, print, non broadcast and radio.  We do both on-camera and voice over casting, as well as print projects. We know who is funny, who is pretty, and who can act
(we even know talent that are all three. Yep.) Our goal is to find clients the perfect talent for their specific project.

We excel at real people casting, knowing how to find the right people, and how to bring the best out of them.
We know people with special skills (athletes, clowns, ballet, break and belly dancers, yogis, chefs, really really tall guys). And we excel at the “New England” stuff: lobstermen, fishermen, sailors, cranberry farmers, historical re-enactors. We've stood in grocery stores, coffee shops, and into small towns to interview people for truth in advertising. 

Our sessions look and sound great. We have editing, posting, and video conferencing capability. We are flexible and always interested in being on the cutting edge of technology.  We have a large database of actors, and we specialize in knowing the local comedic talent.  We book the talent for you, paying obsessive attention to detail, handle clearing talent through the union (on SAG-AFTRA projects) and any waivers that may need to be submitted.

We recognize that not every project comes with a glorious budget for days and days of casting and callbacks, we offer many solutions for those clients with tight budgets.   

 Most importantly, our clients like us, actors like us, and honestly, we can't imagine doing anything else - we love what we do.

We also offer a Self Tape Service for talent who need help putting themselves on tape for other projects!  Come do your self tape audition in a studio with professional lighting, sound and recording abilities.  Email MELISSA to schedule an appointment.

Melissa grew up in Scituate MA and fell in love with theater at a young age. After attending Emerson College and graduating with a BA in Theater Education with a Minor in Dance, she fell into casting when hired by Maura Tighe in 2004. 

 

Melissa learned the foundations of production and casting under Maura's wing.  Melissa and Maura also co-founded and ran a non-profit youth summer theater program for children age 7-18 on the South Shore for almost 10 years. 

 

In 2009 Christine Wyse returned home to Boston from NYC and purchased the company from Maura.  Over the next several years of working closely with Christine put the polish on Melissa's casting skills and in August 2017 Melissa purchased the company from Christine, and with her and Maura's support and encouragement Melissa is delighted to continue to serve the clients she has formed relationships with over the years, and looks forward to forming new ones. 

When not casting Melissa spends her free time watching improv and stand up comedy around Boston - known far and wide for her laugh, reading on the porch, hiking/kayaking, crocheting or playing with her little nieces.  

617.424.6805
1354 Hancock Street, Suite 205 Quincy MA 02169
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