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Summary

Entering the entertainment industry over two decades ago, Melissa founded her own successful casting company company.She went on to work with her husband a director at Back Home Pictures.She now is working independently as a L.A. based Casting director.

Credits

1/15 – Current

Senior Casting Director – Watergate Hotle (Creative Soldier)

Commercial/Ad — Creative Soldier Details
1/15 – Current

Cast various talents from era of Norman Rockwell. Snobby family, posh women, preppy adolescents,impecable children.

8/14 – Current

Senior Casting Director (executive producer) Kosher Unleashed Pilot

PBS — Reality/Doc (TV) — Melissa Abesera Details
8/14 – Current

Cast host comedian Mike Marino "New jerseys Bad Boy"for cooking show Cast hosts nationally for segments as well as real people in restaurants and wine cellars.

6/12 – Current

Senior Casting Director – G.E. (BBDO)

Commercial/Ad — client direct Details
6/12 – Current

real people in gorgeous homes with G.E appliances:

6/11 – Current

Senior Casting Director – HomeLand Security: (Back Home Pictures)

Commercial/Ad — Euro Rscg Details
6/11 – Current

Casting for victims of terror: Teenager female suicide bomber

4/10 – Current

Senior Casting Director – Mc Donalds (Leo Burnett)

Commercial/Ad — Back Home Pictures Details
4/10 – Current

Casting in both English and Spanish four spots.

2/10 – Current

Casting Director – M.T.V (U N F P A New York:division of United Nations)

Commercial/Ad — Back Home Pictures Details
2/10 – Current

Campaign :Casting 14 spots for M.T.V intl: with Leighton Cheal: Sex Drive was cast in 14 languages including Swahilli ,50 talents: aired internationally on M T V Teens awareness of Aids:

1/96 – 1/14

Senior Casting Director (reality, comedy commercials ,spokes, news casters,beauty) – Back Home Pictures

Commercial/Ad — Back Home Pictures Details
1/96 – 1/14

Melissa Abesera is a Los Angels and new York casting director.She takes comedy seriously and real people!

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Education

Class of '80

Cal Arts

theater arts M.A.

My Gear

  • Office in Los Angeles

Affiliations

  • CCDALA commercial casting directors association Los Angeles:

Skills

  • Casting Director
  • commercials
  • film
  • P.S.A.s
  • reality
  • television