The Best Casting Companies in NYC

Looking for a top talent agency in New York City?

To produce a strong video for your business, production companies need to find the right talent. That's where casting and talent agencies play a role. In fact, some B2B video production companies also offer casting services to ensure finding the right actor for your video is not outsourced to another company or does not become your responsibility.

Some benefits of hiring a casting agency are saving time finding the people for your video; bringing connections to find the right talent faster; communicating your projects' vision to actors; and overseeing the auditioning, budgeting, and contract processes.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top casting agencies in New York City. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs.

List of the Best New York City Casting Companies

  • 1

    Top Notch Cinema

    Top Notch Cinema is a video production company based in Astoria, N.Y., with a secondary office in New York. Founded in 2014, this company has eight employees. Top Notch Cinema focuses exclusively on video production services, including scripting, casting, shooting, and editing for businesses of varying sizes.

    Notable Project

    Top Notch Cinema provided full-scale video production services to an insurance agency. They were responsible for creating a video advertisement to support the agency's digital and TV marketing campaigns. The client reported satisfaction with the final product.

    "The completion of the commercial was the best part. We’re happy with how the commercial turned out." - Owner, Insurance Agency

    Former clients
    T-Mobile
    Reese's
    Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    6 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Flow Production and Post

    Flow Production and Post is a TV commercial and video production company that has offices in New York and Philadelphia. Founded in 1998, this team of fewer than 10 focus primarily on commercials and high-end corporate videos. The team offers a variety of video editing services, including motion graphics, visual effects, color grading, and music editing.

    Notable Project

    Flow Production and Post delivered a series of ads for a well-known publication. The team selected clips from a vast library of raw footage, added music and effects, and completed post-production edits before sending the final product. Their wealth of knowledge, coupled with their creative approach, made for a fruitful engagement.

    "They were well-organized, reliable, and capable of keeping up with our fast-paced production cycle, even if it meant working on weekends. I never felt like I had to push them to stay on task. Everyone on their team possessed solid expertise and was easy to communicate with, and I was impressed by their collaborative nature." – VP of Global Brand Marketing, Leading Publication

    Former clients
    The Wall Street Journal
    Mercedes Benz
    Comcast
    Quick and Dirty Fitness
    Dassault Systemes
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 3

    Sinema Films

    Sinema Films, founded in 2012, is a video production company headquartered in New York City, with an additional location in Los Angeles. Their 20 employees mainly provide video production services, but they also do some branding. They work in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 
     

    Notable Project

    Sinema Films did a beauty shoot for a wellness brand. The client wanted to do a social campaign, so they hired Sinema Films. The company helped the client with every aspect of content production, and the client saw an improvement in traffic and bookings while working with them. 

    “There was a lift in site traffic and an increased number of bookings during the campaign.” — Founder, Wellness Brand

     

    Former clients
    McDonald’s
    Nike
    Starbucks Coffee
    Beautyblender
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    40th Annual Telly Awards: Silver (Beautyblender)

  • 4

    Five to Sixty

    Five to Sixty is a video production company with a team of 5 professionals based in New York, with offices in Los Angeles, New Orleans, as well as in Grasonville, Md. and Bethesda, Md. Since 2015, they've provided video production, corporate photography, and broadcast video services primarily to enterprises and midmarket businesses. They've worked in industries such as advertising & marketing, consumer products & services, and arts, entertainment & music.

    Notable Project

    A creative agency hired Five to Sixty to help produce three of their campaigns for one of their clients. Everything from pre-production to post-production was handled by Five to Sixty, including hiring, directing, and editing. The agency's client was impressed by the results.

    "The production value they brought was strong. Their vision throughout the collaboration made them a great creative partner. From the creative to the edits, we were happy. Their team used top-notch equipment, which was an added bonus for our team." - Senior Producer, Creative Agency

    Former clients
    Pepsi Co
    Spotify
    Maybelline
    Facebook
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Luminoustudios Inc.

    Luminoustudios is a production company based in Los Angeles with a second location on the opposite coast in New York City. The agency was founded in 2015 and maintains a team of 4 specialists.  Luminoustudios is entirely dedicated to providing full-service video production.

    Notable Project

    A social organization was hosting a summer camp and needed a team to produce a video to show prospective campers the experience in an appealing, compelling way. Luminoustudios storyboarded and scripted the video, then handled the end-to-end production process. Upon completion, they edited the footage and curated the audio to enhance the visual content they'd produced.

    "The students involved in the program and the one we focused on specifically thought the video was really authentic and presented their experience in a compelling way" — Senior Producer, Social Organization

    Former clients
    Polaroid
    StoryCorps
    Fiverr
    Google
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York City, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    13 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Prosper Digital TV

    Prosper Digital TV is a full-service video production and marketing company of 8 members that's based in Brooklyn. Since 2012, they have provided video production, advertising, and broadcast video for mid-market firms, as well as both small and large businesses. Prosper Digital TV works primarily in the fields of advertising, business services, and education.

    Notable Project

    Prosper Digital TV was once tasked by a legal services firm to create a video that showcased their work. The resulting commercial produced by Prosper Digital TV ended up getting over 100,000 views on YouTube, with greatly increased demand for the product in the commercial and more conversions overall.

    "I was very impressed by the caliber of the actors and the crew. Their prices were also very reasonable, and the other companies in our award category paid much more to other agencies." - Vice President of International Digital Marketing, Legal Services Firm

    Former clients
    MTM
    Amalgamated Bank
    Accelerate
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Column Five

    Column Five is a creative agency founded in 2009. They are based in Irvine, Calif., and have an office in Brooklyn, N.Y. Their 57-person team provides content marketing, public relations, and video production services to their clients in the advertising & marketing and business services industries. 

    Notable Project

    Column Five designed a full-service campaign to market an update for a popular web browser. They build a site and carried out SEM, email marketing, and social media marketing to drive awareness for the campaign. Their efforts brought positive impressions for the commonly ridiculed browser, which earn laud from the client. 

    "One of the things that makes them so strong as an agency is the fact that they pride themselves on being client-led. They are an extension of your team. There is no ego and no attitude to the way that they work." – Creative Technologist, Web Browswer

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    A&E
    Nike
    LinkedIn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    12 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Pluck. (A creative studio)

    Pluck. is a video agency headquartered in Los Angeles, with an additional office in New York City. Their team of around 5 employees provides video production, advertising, and broadcast video services.

    Notable Project

    A transportation company hired Pluck. to create a brand video showcasing its services. They created a storyboard and filmed original content featuring the transportation company's customers. They had full control over the creative direction of the video, and the client appreciated that the video was delivered on time.

    “The quality of the video is excellent, and the feedback we’ve received has been very positive. We’re a small business and the video helps us stand out from our competitors.” - Owner, Transportation Company

    Former clients
    CapitalOne
    Indiegogo
    Apartments.com
    DealDash
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    IMA Outstanding Achievement Award (2011) , FirstGlance Hollywood Film Festival Best Director (2013) , Los Angeles ADDY Award of Merit (2014)

  • 9

    Colormatics

    Colormatics is a studio founded in 2014 in Jersey City, N.J. with no more than 10 employees. They specialize in video production, advertising, and content marketing services for clients in the fields of consumer products and business services.

    Notable Project

    Colormatics produced TV ads for a freelancer marketplace platform. The platform needed direct response TV ads for their product. So far the metrics are incomplete but the platform is satisfied with Colormatics’ work.

    “I didn’t need to tell Colormatics exactly what we needed; they already had a basic understanding of our product and our objectives.” - Director of Brand, Freelancer Marketplace Platform

    Former clients
    H&M
    The Macallan
    Fiverr
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Jersey City, NJ
    4.9
    4.9
    21 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures is a creative production company headquartered in New York City. The company primarily provides video production services but also does broadcast video and corporate photography. They have a team of fewer than 10 people who mainly work with small businesses; they also work with mid-market and enterprise businesses. The businesses they serve are in various industries including consumer products and services and e-commerce.

    Notable Project

    Tiny Giraffe Pictures did video production for a third-party beverage client of a market consultancy. The beverage client only had a patented product, but they had no branding or market strategy. The consultancy needed Tiny Giraffe Pictures to develop content for the client. The company collaborated with both the client and the consultancy to create the video; they provided the production teams, equipment, and space for the video. After working with Tiny Giraffe Pictures, the client’s visibility increased.

    “After showcasing the longer-form video, our client received several requests for products and began to build their brand presence. The social media cut of the video has helped increase online followers to more than 1,000 in just a few weeks.” — Founder and Principal, Marketing Consultancy

    Former clients
    Unilever
    Snapchat
    Resecurity
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 11

    Melty Cone Video

    Melty Cone Video is a video production company and agency in New York. Founded in 2014, they have approximately 10 employees and create videos for businesses, organizations, companies, brands, firms, and agencies in NYC and across the country. Services include full-service video production, social media video, web/digital video, broadcast video and animation video.

    Notable Project

    Melty Cone Video is producing a video for a high school. The client needed a video to help their enrollment process. Melty Cone Video has managed the entire project and took on tasks including filming students and developing the storyboard. 

    "They're [Melty Cone Video] very professional, organized, and responsive. When I send them an email, they get back to me within the same day.' – Principal, High School 

    Former clients
    People Magazine
    Expedia
    L'Oreal
    Scholastic
    Voya Financial
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.8
    4.8
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    DanDJ Lab Inc.

    DanDJ Lab Inc. is a production studio based in New York. The studio, founded in 2018, is a one-man freelance enterprise that provides video production services to small and midmarket clients and companies in various industries.

    Notable Project

    A media company hired DanDJ Lab Inc.'s Dan de Jesus to create appetizing food video content that will act as visualizations of the menu to replace restaurant menus. As part of the engagement, Dan will be the director, director of photography, set designer, and creative designer of the production. Dan delivered work that exceeded expectations.

    "We consistently get incredible reviews of the work that Dan created for the company." - Owner, Media Company

    Former clients
    BEHR
    Statefarm
    Crate & Barrel
    Apartment Therapy
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    6 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    Webby Awards: Nominee for Apartment Therapy's "House Calls with the Plant Doctor" (2019) , Webby Awards: Nominee for kitchn's "The Cooking School Series" (2020)

  • 13

    SKO FILMS

    SKO Films is a video production company based in East Hanover, N.J. The agency was founded in 2016. The freelancer focuses on video and media production.   

    Notable Project

    SKO Films created a minute-long for a recently launched yoga app. The video was produced to showcase the app's message while capturing the feeling of calmness and peace. Social media feedback on the video was extremely positive.

    "The video is doing really well." – Founder, Yoga App

    Former clients
    Hopper
    James Beard Foundation
    Getty Images
    OreganKnow
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place East Hanover, NJ
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    BluLux Media

    BluLux Media is a video production and animation agency based in New York with more than 10 experts. Founded in 2006, they excel at video production solutions for clients ranging from small firms to large businesses in the fields of consumer products, business services, and more.

    Notable Project

    BluLux Media provided social media marketing solutions for a natural hair app startup. The startup was in need of a professional video that would convey their platform well. The startup is impressed with how BluLux Media handled the project thus far.

    “As I mentioned before I had a POC that was able to capture my feedback and any concerns.” - Founder, Natural Hair App Startup

    Former clients
    Johnson & Johnson
    Unliever
    Boston Consulting Group
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Nucleus Pictures

    Nucleus Pictures is a studio founded in 2018 and based in Staten Island, N.Y. Their team of more than two provides video production and corporate photography services for small firms and enterprises alike in the field of health care, advertising, and real estate.

    Notable Project

    Nucleus Pictures provided video production and editing solutions for a marketing technology company. The videos were talking head videos that featured the company’s CEO. The entire project was seamless. 

    “Incredibly agile and versatile in terms of locations and lighting.” - Creative Director, Marketing Technology Company

    Former clients
    QuickFrame
    PulsePoint
    Dow Jones
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Staten Island, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Flywheel Film

    Flywheel Film is a studio founded in Brooklyn in 2016. Their team of no more than 10 specializes in video production services for small and mid-market businesses in the fields of education, advertising, and government services.

    Notable Project

    Flywheel Film produced a recruitment video for a school. The school needed the video to help recruit students in the community. The video has been met with positive feedback from many sources.

    “They were always open to feedback and willing to make modifications no matter how late in the game it was.” - Principal, School

    Former clients
    New York City Department of Education
    Voice Charter School
    Growing Up Green Charter School
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Filmkraft

    Filmkraft is a video production company founded in 2016 in Brooklyn with over two employees. They are experts in advertising and video production solutions for clients ranging from small startups to large firms in the fields of advertising and consumer products.

    Notable Project

    Filmkraft produced videos for a music streaming app. The videos were to be distributed on the app’s social media channels. This has resulted in an improvement in engagements.

    “One of the most important questions I always ask is would you work with them again...and the answer is YES!” - Marketing Lead, Music Streaming App

    Former clients
    Vizrt
    Keepsake Frames
    Michelin
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    Artificial Creations

    Artificial Creations is a studio founded in Queens, New York in 2020 with no more than 10 professionals. They specialize in video production, corporate photography, and social media marketing solutions for small businesses.

    Notable Project

    Artificial Creations provided video and content creation services for an entertainment company. The company worked with Artificial Creations on photography and marketing as well as videography. The company enjoyed working with Artificial Creations.

    “Their efficiency is one of the most impressive aspects of Artificial Creations.” - Owner, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    LAB Accounting
    AIO Enterprise
    RBF Apparel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Queens, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    The Emotional Company

    The Emotional Company is a digital agency based in Atlanta with over two experts. They have provided web design, video production, and branding solutions to clients since their founding in 2018. They mainly work with small and medium-sized agencies.

    Notable Project

    The Emotional Company provided web and marketing solutions for a boutique vinegar line. The Emotional Company redesigned the label of their products and the company website as well. The vinegar company is happy with The Emotional Company’s work.

    “We have since been able to drive more traffic to our store and also we are seeing an increase in sales due to all these factors coming together.” - Owner & Founder, Boutique Vinegar Line

    Former clients
    Nobu
    The Orchard
    Bonobos
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Brooklyn, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 20

    StartupBug

    StartupBug is a software development and production firm founded in 2008 with no more than 50 members. They offer custom software development, branding, and SEO solutions from their office in New York. They work with small firms and enterprises alike.

    Notable Project

    StartupBug provided digital marketing solutions for a dry-cleaning business. The business was looking to establish a digital presence. With StartupBug’s efforts, the business now receives orders online.

    “Very effective, feedback was taken promptly and used.” - Founder, Dry-Cleaning Business

    Former clients
    Microsoft
    Johnson & Johnson
    AVG Antivirus
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 21

    Simba Productions

    Simba Productions is a corporate video production company, founded in 1979 and located in New York. They employ 19 staff specializing in the pre-production, production, and post-production of corporate videos for small, midmarket, and global companies typically in media and the arts and entertainment. Services include scriptwriting, storyboarding, casting, location scouting, videography, editing, special effects, and graphic design.

    Notable Project

    Simba Productions created a short video of a media event for an entertainment company. They handled the lighting, filming, and editing. They adapted well to situational hiccups and found the best ways to get the right shots, satisfying the client.

    “Everyone on the crew showed up on time and was incredibly helpful. Simba also edited the video together for me quickly and I couldn't be happier with the results. If you need a reliable company for your video needs, I would highly suggest Simba.” – Event Planner, Entertainment Company

    Former clients
    Kate Spade
    Paramount Pictures
    British Airways
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place New York, NY
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
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