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How to make a Demo Reel

Learn how to make a demo reel. Find out what producers look for! Produced by Circus Now.

“What makes a good demo reel?” This workshop/panel will feature several producers and agents from the NYC area talking about and showing examples of compelling demo reels for jugglers. We’ll be talking about what IS important, what’s not important and common mistakes people make when sharing their videos with producers or companies! This is a premium workshop that is happening on June 7th, 4:00pm – 5:00pm. You can register for this workshop online or at the door for $10.

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Ms. Martin joined City Parks Foundation (CPF) in 2007; CPF produces SummerStage in Central Park and 100+ parks city wide, presenting over 1,200 multi-genre programs reaching audiences 600,000+. As Director of Family Programming she brings her vision and expertise in presenting relevant, fresh and thoughtful programming to New York City communities annually.

Prior to joining CPF she was Associate Director of Programming for LMCC as part of the River to River Festival.

As an independent curator, producer and marketing consultant she has partnered with and produced for Joe’s Pub, Disney Theatricals, Apollo Theater, New Victory Theater, Southbank Centre/UK, Hip Hop Theater Festival, Harlem Stage, NJPAC, HBO and numerous Broadway productions. Monique has served on various national advisory committees, boards and panels, including Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP), Ford Foundation, and Women of Color in the Arts. Ms. Martin is an ardent facilitator of collaborations across cultures and genres that build lasting partnerships and foster cross-cultural exchange.

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Andrea Honis is Co-Founder of, a community-built social marketplace for circus professionals, currently in beta testing.  Andrea is a fifth-generation member of a European circus family. Prior to CircusTalk, she worked as a talent agent and was Assistant Producer at Lincoln Center’s family series “Reel to Real.”  Andrea holds an MFA in Performing Arts Management from CUNY.

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Having been a performer in the arts for many years herself, Colleen translated her knowledge of the stage to the other side of the casting table when she joined Carol Henzel Casting. That led to serving as a New York Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil and her current position as Entertainment and Talent Coordinator for New York based Cirque-tacular Entertainment. In conjunction with producer Tad Emptage, the team at Cirque-tacular is one of the busiest event and theatrical companies focusing on circus. In addition to producing 5 touring circus shows (including 2011′s Casino Show of the Year, THE ACCUSED) Cirque-tacular is regularly sought out by major corporations and celebrities to create entertainment packages under their respective banners.  Colleen scouts talent and oversees the casting of well over 100 projects for Cirque-tacular per year, providing nearly 1000 positions for circus artists as part of events, stage productions, exhibitions, commercials, TV, film, casinos, and cruise ships. Their clients range across the spectrum from Disney to the Smithsonian.  Colleen is honored to be a part of this panel and is thrilled with the work CircusNow is doing.  She looks forward to meeting the next wave of circus arts creating work today!