Archive for July, 2008

31
Jul
08

Blank Stage Theatre Auditions July 31st

Audition Notice

Blank Stage Theater

Auditions

Auditions for male and female actors ages 18 and up for the return of Mr. Right-Enough, an original long-form improv show produced by The Blank Stage in Marietta. While most of the cast is returning from a previous run, we ha ve a few principal roles available and are also looking for talented actors to fill in as understudies during our 6-week run.

Performances are Thurs – Sat, August 21st through September27th. All cast are guaranteed the opportunity to perform.

Example picWe are looking for versatile actors who can play multiple roles. No monologue required. Headshot/resume requested but not necessary. Come prepared to show off your skills!

Those cast can expect to rehearse 8-10 nights over a three week period prior to opening. Small percentage of the door paid to all actors and crew involved. Call or email Lesley to RSVP at 404-406-0366 or Lesley@blankstageproductions.com. Those who are interested in auditioning but cannot make it to auditions on the 31st may request special accomodations for Sunday, August 3rd between 11 and 5:00

Details :

* Who: male and female actors ages 18 and up

* When: July 31tst, 7-10p

* Where: 585 Cobb Parkway

Marietta Ga 30060

* Why: for the return of

Mr. Right-Enough

* RSVP: 404-406-0366

Show Dates

* Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night

* August 21 thru Sept 27

Press/Media

* Contact: Brent Brooks

* Tel. 404-217-6903

* By email

* Website

* 585 Cobb Parkway

Marietta Ga. 30060

* Show Dates:

August 21 – Sept 25

Mr. Right Enough

Dating has never been so … digital.

Marietta, GA – If you’re single, then having a sexy MySpace, eHarmony, or any online dating profile is critical, right? Your image is everything. But what happens when the things you list aren’t exactly true: You’re much shorter than 6’2″, you don’t make $300,000 a year, and you still live in your parents’ basement.

Example picIn the Blank Stage’s original Mr. Right-enough, the idea of the perfect profile is flipped completely upside down when our hero decides to take matters into his own hands. By creating the anti-MySpace social networking website and encouraging everyone to list only their major flaws, a mini-revolution sparks and our hero finds himself in a place he never thought he would end up… on top of the social food chain.

In The Blank Stage’s latest romantic comedy Mr. Right-enough, themes of individuality and true love shine through. Fortunately for all of those that missed the first run, the cast is delighted to come back and do it again. “Since all of our shows are original, we never really know how they are going pan out, so with Mr. Right-enough we decided to produce a small, limited run,” says director Vas Sanchez.

“Due to sell-out crowds, repeat business and just how much fun the show is we all feel this is the right move.”

Blank Stage brings its unique brand of theme based, long-form, narrative improv back to the stage with a second run of the romantic comedy Mr. Right-enough. Each show is completely different as real life audience members are profiled and portrayed live onstage, each night. Questions like “What is your most annoying habit?” or “what would you never put on a your MySpace profile?” are used as the foundation for each character and placed into the matrix of the romantic comedy story line.

Does the idea of just showing up freak you out?

Don’t worry, you certainly don’t have to participate in filling out the audience profiles. While this show is an original date option, Mr. Right-enough has a little something for everybody. For the ladies it has those tug-at-your-heart type moments with a real complex love story, for the guys the show is loaded with plenty of eye candy and sophomoric humor.

Copyright 2008 by Blank Stage Productions

31
Jul
08

Unlocking Your Emotional Tool Kit

Instructor: Tom Thon

Dates: Friday August 1, 7-11pm AND Saturday August 2, 9:30 a.m.-1:30pm.

Investment: $125 Limited to 10 students

 

Emotions are the key to any powerful and moving performance. This interactive course is designed for actors to understand the meaning and differences between emotions, feelings and behavior. Through the use of various acting tools, exercises and techniques you will learn to access emotions and discover behavior. Learn to control your emotions and not let your emotions control you. Find the key to your emotional tool kit in this gentle yet powerful course.

 

Sign up at:

http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com/workshops-and-classes.html

 

500 Bishop St. Suite F8 Atlanta, GA 30318

 

Phone: 404-355-4588, Fax: 404-355-4242

 

creativestudiosofatlanta@yahoo.com

30
Jul
08

Classes @ creative studios of atlanta

Fundamentals of Film Acting
Instructor: Vince Pisani
Dates: Thursday evenings through August 21
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $125

This fundamentals of acting in film course develops foundational skills for acting in film. Instructor/working actor Vince Pisani brings each student through the basics of relaxation, listening and reacting, script analysis, audition preparation/execution and on-camera technique.

Unlocking Your Emotional Tool Kit
Instructor: Tom Thon
Dates: Friday August 1, 7-11pm AND Saturday August 2, 9:30 a.m.-1:30pm.
Investment: $125 Limited to 10 students

Emotions are the key to any powerful and moving performance. This interactive course is designed for actors to understand the meaning and differences between emotions, feelings and behavior. Through the use of various acting tools, exercises and techniques you will learn to access emotions and discover behavior. Learn to control your emotions and not let your emotions control you. Find the key to your emotional tool kit in this gentle yet powerful course.

Master Acting Class: Audition and Performance:
Create more confidence in front of the camera with film director/casting director Ken Feinberg. Most actors make mistakes because they don’t know what to do when they walk into the casting room or on a film set. Gain the advantage of knowledge. This class emphasizes two important but different film acting skills: auditioning and on-camera performing. All classes are on-camera.

Instructor: Ken Feinberg
Dates: Tuesdays August 5-26
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $200
Only 2 spots left. Men needed.

Ongoing Acting for Film
Instructor: Vince Pisani
Dates: Ongoing, Monday evenings
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $99 per month

This ongoing class with Instructor/working actor Vince Pisani builds on the foundations developed in the beginner’s class. Vince instructs actors to develop consistency and strengthen their on-camera audition and performance skills. More advanced acting techniques in the areas of visualization, preparation and execution are also introduced. You will learn the power of self-evaluation, which gives you the ability to assess your own acting experiences and learn from your mistakes, as well as your triumphs.

Ken Feinberg
Owner/Director
Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street, Suite F8
Atlanta, GA 30318
404-355-4588
http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com

29
Jul
08

Indy Audition – BROMIES

Creative Studios of Atlanta is casting an Indie project. Please see details below.

Casting Notice

Boy L Entertainment is producting a TV Pilot called BROMIES.

The one day shoot is being directed by Leandra Fiori. This is a Non-Union shoot and pay is deferred. Copies, meals and Credit provided.

Synopsis:

This is the pilot episode of BROMIES, entitled New Beginnings.As the Ross family adjusts to their new environment, Carmelo runs into trouble in their old neighborhood when a bully jealous of their new found wealth starts harassing him.

CHARACTERS:

Paul Ross : Caucasian Male 39-45. He’s a talented architect, as well as a loving and supportive family head. However, he sometimes makes a fool of himself trying to speak the boys’ lingo.Pamela Ross: African American Female 35- 38. Paul’s wife. She’s a strong but loving person, a woman who knows who she is. Together, she and Paul have 5 children.

Devante Ross: Bi-racial Male 16. Devante` Ross is the eldest of the boys. He’s kind of outgoing and somewhat conceited. He considers himself a ladies man.

Kelly Ross: Bi-racial Male 15. Kelly Ross is the cool one of the bunch. He’s totally hip-hop. You can see it in the way he talks, walks, and dresses.

Patrick Ross: Bi-racial Male 13. Patrick Ross is somewhat of a prankster. He’s the brother who usually finds himself in disciplinary troubles, whether at school, or at home.

Carmelo Ross: Bi-racial Male 12. Carmelo Ross is the definition of the guy next door, laid back, dependable, trustworthy, and always ready to lend help to a friend.

Brent Ross: Bi-racial Male 10. Brent Ross is the youngest of the boys. He’s your typical ten-year-old who’s always in to something.

Supporting Cast

Casey Colbert: Caucasian Male 16. Casey Colbert is one of Devante’s classmates. He and Devante go at it often. However, their relationship is not one based on hate, but rather competition (think Zack and Slater/Save By The Bell).Vanessa Childs: Caucasian Female 16. Vanessa Childs is also a classmate of Devante’s who just happens to be his next door neighbor. She has a thing for Devante`, but won’t admit it.

Alexis Romero: Hispanic or Asian Female 16. Alexis Romero is another student at Jefferson High. She’s very beautiful and is the most popular girl in school. She’s not above using her feminine wiles to get her way, and usually does.

Harmony Whitfield: Caucasian Female 16. Harmony Whitfield is Alexis’ somewhat nerdy best friend who worships the ground she walks on.

Teacher: Caucasian Female 28-32.

High School Students: 10-15 high school students for classroom and hallway scenes. Mixed races, but primarily white.

Send Headshots and Resumes to:
Creative Studios of Atlanta

500 Bishop St. Suite F8Atlanta, GA 30318

Or email headshots to Creativestudiosofatlanta@yahoo.com

Please write BROMIES on the subject line.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Kenneth Feinberg

Creative Studios of Atlanta

phone: 404-355-4588
28
Jul
08

A short message on vouchers from Gail

THERE’S RECENTLY BEEN A PROBLEM WITH GETTING PAPERWORK DONE ON JOBS, MAKING BOOKKEEPING AND BILLPAY HARDER.  WE ALL WANT THINGS TO RUN SMOOTHLY, ESPECIALLY WHEN PAYMENT IS INVOLVED.  IF YOU WANT TO RECEIVE PAYMENT ON A JOB AS SOON AS POSSIBLE YOU NEED TO REMEMBER THE BASICS:

VOUCHERS. 

EVERY NON-UNION JOB MUST BE VOUCHERED, NO EXCEPTIONS.  VOUCHERS ARE TO BE IN THIS OFFICE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR COMPLETION OF THE JOB.

SAG/AFTRA CONTRACTS

COPIES ARE TO BE IN THIS OFFICE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF YOUR COMPLETION OF THE JOB.

FOLLOWING THESE SIMPLY STEPS WILL HELP OUT IN A LARGE WAY AND MAKE PAYMENT ON JOBS MUCH EASIER (AND LESS OF A HEADACHE!)

Thanks,

Gail

26
Jul
08

WIFTA SCREENWRITERS GROUP

WIFTA SCREENWRITERS GROUP

The WIFTA screenwriter’s group returns for another session filled with writers writing, networking, and learning from one another. Join us at Grounds Coffeehouse on Saturday, July 26th from 10:30am-12pm for the WIFTA screenwriters group.

Grounds Coffeehouse
(404) 753-7063
Located in the West End Skylofts,
898 Oak Street SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

For more details, contact Shani Harris Peterson at secretary@wifta.org.

For directions:
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=898+Oak+Street+SW,+30310&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=44.388698,75.849609&ie=UTF8&ll=33.740775,-84.417658&spn=0.011438,0.018518&z=16&iwloc=addr

25
Jul
08

wifta PSA update

WIFTA PSA UPDATE

 

 
A call for directors went out to the membership in mid-June, and after much deliberation, the PSA Directors Committee selected member Crystle Clear Roberson to direct this year’s campaign for Girls Inc.  Congratulations, Crystle!
At this time, we would like to put out a final call to members of WIFTA who are interested in volunteering for the PSA.  We know that there are many members eager to participate and we can’t guarantee that there will be opportunities for everyone, but we encourage you to let us know your interest.  (The director and production team will make their own decisions regarding crew and are not obligated to use only WIFTA members. )

Remaining positions that may need to be filled include

Sound Mixer
Makeup/Hair
 Props/Scenic
Wardrobe
Assistant Director                  
Video Assist
Teleprompter
Gaffer/ Electricians                
Key Grip/ Grips                         
Swing                                    
Location Scout                                   
Teleprompter                        
Craft Service
Catering   
PAs
Editor   
Animation/Graphic Design

If you have experience in any of the above categories, or a special skill not listed above, or if you have an interest in interning in one of the categories, we encourage you to email your letter of interest and resume to wiftavppd@gmail.com.  Thanks so much for your support of this vital program!

24
Jul
08

CASTING CALL: The Art Institute of Atlanta

CASTING CALL

ACTORS NEEDED for STUDENT VIDEOS

The Art Institute of Atlanta

 Tuesday – July 29th, 6:30-10pm

 

Wednesday- July 30th, 6:30-10pm

Room 450

This Summer our students are producing several short films and commercials and we’ll be delighted if you, or actors you know, will consider appearing in these films.

 

Thank you to everyone who’s auditioned with us in the past.  The students can’t make their films without you!

 

 

— Use ACTORS NEEDED as Subject of email

— Include your 1st and 2nd choices for dates and times. We schedule actors in 30-minute blocks.

— Provide your Height & Age Range

— Include your Phone number(s) & email address

— Please DO NOT attach headshot & resume to email

We will EMAIL you to confirm your audition time and date.

 

For AUDITION, please:

 

— Prepare to perform 2 short Monologues (1 -1.5 minutes) – 1 comedy, 1 drama

— Bring your Head Shot & Resume (At least 2 copies of each.  More copies if possible.)

— Plan to stay at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.  Individual student directors may want to meet with you after your Monologues to discuss your availability or do readings from their scripts.

— If you don’t have Monologues to use, let us know and we will send you some to choose from.

 

Directions to The Art Institute of Atlanta:  http://artinstitutes.edu/atlanta

 

At the Art Institute, parking is free but you must get a parking pass from receptionist in Gallery on 1st floor if you arrive before about 8pm.  (If you have a later time, check to see if receptionist is still in Gallery, if not, you don’t need a pass.)

Your response e-mail will include a SPECIFIC TIME for your Audition.  If you have a last minute change of plans, please email Jennie or leave a voice mail for Fran.

 

Actors will not be paid but will receive a master-quality video of projects if cast.

 

Faculty: Fran Burst, The Art Institute of Atlanta,

 

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, 100 Embassy Row

Atlanta, GA 30328

To leave a voice mail for Fran Burst, call: 770-689-5039. Be sure to leave your phone number AND email. For questions, please email Jennie Vaughn <vaughn.jennie@gmail.com>

 

24
Jul
08

kelsey will be back in town August 7th

Kelsey will be back in Atlanta August 7th, 2008.

 

Here is some information on her packages and pricing. There are two basic headshot sessions to choose from. Session A is shot digitally in color and will give you 3 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and also includes a hair and make-up artist. This session runs $400.00. Session B is also shot digitally and in color and will give you 5 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and use of the hair and make-up artist. This session runs $500.00.

 

Whenever we book an appointment we take a deposit of $100.00 that comes out of your total cost for the session. (This is not an additional fee). Usually we take this with a credit card (visa or mastercard) to go ahead and instantly secure your spot. If something comes up and you have to reschedule (w/at least 24 hrs notice), the deposit is completely transferable to a future appointment, but not refundable.

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to set up an appointment please feel free to call 323-936-6106 or email anytime. In addition, you may refer to our website at http://www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com.

23
Jul
08

A comment on the Workshop for Kids Michael Cole held for Houghton last weekend…

I just wanted to tell you that we just did Mike’s Kids Workshop this weekend. I have to tell you that all this time I’ve felt like I was searching around a dark room and after this weekend, we’ve found the light switch. It was an unbelievable wealth of information.
 
I only could do (as a parent) what I researched and heard about from many sources.
 
Do I feed my child the lines??:
Do I translate the script correctly??
Do I push them or just let it happen naturally??
 
Everything and way more was answered in this short 2 day period of time. I have a completely different outlook and approach when it comes to on camera reads. I was previously a little frustrated but not any more…
 
I feel that if this was available when we first came on it would have made it easier. I only hope that you start implementing this to all new comers and probably some already in the game. It was amazing the difference in a read after just a few minutes of explanation from Mike. (Night and Day)
 
I’m sure you are not making money on this especially if only 9 or 11 kids show up and I know you don’t want to require people to spend money doing this first thing, but you almost have to. There wasn’t one child there that didn’t need coaching.
 
Well, keep the workshops coming. I’m hoping for some for parents only as well. I decided that if this is what my kids really want and love doing, I’m going to be the best I can be as well, and let’s face it, I need all the help I can get.
 
Thanks again.
 
P.S. Mike and Vince both said (and I understand fully) that they can’t convey to everyone if their on camera reads are making it out, and if they do people usually don’t want to hear it. Well believe me, we want to make the most of this time and money wise, so please feel free to convey any positive or negative feedback concerning this. We want to know…

21
Jul
08

Comedy Improv with Janet Wells

COMEDY IMPROV WITH JANET WELLS!

 

Expressions Theatre is offering a Comedy Improv Workshop led by the Diva of Improv,

Janet Wells!

 

  • Nothing works better for theatre, tv commercials, sitcoms, or sketchwork than comedy improv skills! 
  • Nothing works better for acting or life than to be in the inspiration of the moment! 
  • Nothing helps get the job or audition better than Improv!
  • No one teaches better Improvisation than Janet Wells

 

When: Saturday, July 26th, 2008, 9:45am-4pm

Where:  Expressions Theatre: 2135 Defoor Hills Ste E. Atlanta. Ga. 30318

Cost $125  Payment options: VISA, MC, AMEX, Check, Cash

18
Jul
08

audition: life*less

Independent/short film for you if you are interested.  Please contact the client directly to set up audition times.

 

life*less

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a story about life at its lowest point and all that it entails; good and bad.

 

Myong-hee, a Korean andBlack mixed child started getting molested at the early age of 6 by a close family member. In her early teens, the abuse continues with her stepfather. Myong-hee’s mother doesn’t believe her when she divulges what had been happening. Her decision to run away from home, her safe haven after an unexpected pregnancy, puts her in an even more dangerous situation. She must decide how her life will end; a victim or a survivor.

OPEN CASTING CALL:

Seeking Union and Non-Union talents for a feature film shooting in Atlanta on 35mm film. PAID GIG —- Pay is on a low to deferred basis.

Shooting to begin late 2008

The auditions will take place at:

yourACT Acting Classes  3041 N. Decatur Road Scottdale, GA 30079 

Fridays — July 25 and August 1, 2008 11am to 4pm 

Only experienced talent need to reply… Please email your headshots and resumes to robinsonvil@yahoo.com for consideration. Sides will be sent out prior to audition. Please dress the part.

Seeking the following CHARACTERS:

MYONG-HEE —- Mixed (Asian (Korean) and Black) Female (18-24) must look 13-15, reserved, anti social, angry, resentful, dresses like a boy, baggy clothes. Must speak Korean.

SU-DAE— Asian (Korean) woman (27-35) slim, sophisticated, strict, must speak Korean.

ZOO / DADDY—Black male (28-38) Good looking, clean shave, fit, mysterious, new millennium pimp and drug dealer

KAYA — White female (16-24) must look 13/14, pretty, good physical shape, outgoing, cheerleader type.

TERIUS — Black male (18-25) average build, thug.

JUICY — Black girl (28-35) sassy, sexy, thick, in your face, call girl.

HOMELESS WOMAN — Any race woman (26-30)

KOREAN UNCLE — Korean male (30-40) slight beer belly, mysterious.

DRIVER — Black male (21-26) thug, wanna be rapper, pot head.

MR. DENBERG — White male (50-60), judge, clean, educated, well dressed.

DEENA — White girl (15-19) looks 14 or 15, head cheerleader, stuck up and over confident

CHUCK — White male (15-19) blonde, athletic, good looking, outgoing.

DOCTOR — Any race male or female (30-40)

BAILIFF — Black male (25-30)

JOSE — Mexican male (40-50) car mechanic

MALE OFFICER 1 — Black male, strong, athletic (21-25)

MALE OFFICER 2 — White male (40-50)

BASKETBALL PLAYER 1 — Black male (25-30) tall, athletic.

SECURITY GUARDS 1 & 2 —- Black males (25-35) strong and muscular

17
Jul
08

We thought some of you might be interested…

Idina Menzel
from Wicked and Rent
Friday, July 18th, at Chastain ParkTerrace Tables $100
or individual terrace seats for $25

 

 

 

 

 

Limited quantities available–first come, first serve
*Tables seat up to six people and you must purchase the entire table. Parking pass not included. Offer not valid at Box Office.To Purchase Contact Rusell Wheeler:

Call 404-733-4807

Email russell.wheeler@woodruffcenter.org

Tony Award winning American actress/singer/songwriter Idina Menzel will join the eclectic lineup at Delta Classic Chastain series on Friday, July 18. Reaching superstardom on Broadway in two career-defining roles?her Tony Award winning performance in the musical Blockbuster “Wicked” and in the revolutionary “Rent” ? Menzel recently turned out her own album on Warner Bros. Records. Touring in support of her debut album, I Stand, Menzel will show off of her powerful voice and magnetic charisma at the Delta Classic Chastain concert series as she presents her moving collection of pop tunes and ballads.

 

 

16
Jul
08

Women in Film July Program Tonight

Women in Film and Television Atlanta proudly presents our July Program

 

Advancements in Digital Technology: A presentation of the RED One Camera

 

Join us this Wednesday, July 16th, 2008  6:30pm Registration,  7pm -8:30pm RED One Demonstration

 

Heralded as “groundbreaking”, “revolutionary”, and “the future of digital cinematography”  find out why the RED One Camera, has both Hollywood and Indie filmmakers buzzing.  Whether you’re a director, cinematographer, producer, asstistant camera operator or just curious about the latest advancement in digital technology, you don’t want to miss this opportunity!  

 

Guest Presenter Joe Kleber, owner/operator of Red Acquisition Warehouse (and two of the first RED cameras ever released), will conduct an introduction to the Red One Camera, providing an overview of its features/functions, workflow processes and experiences shooting with the RED ONE camera.   Partial discussion topics will cover the RED One camera versus HD & video, comparison of shooting 4k instead of 35mm film, lighting for the RED One Camera vs. film, and the future evolution of RED technology.  There will be a brief screening of footage from recent projects shot using the RED One and a brief Q & A session will follow the presentation.

 

“This is the camera I’ve been waiting for my whole career…”  Academy Award winning Director Steven Soderbergh  (who recently shot 2 feature films using the RED One )

  

Location:  Wyndham Midtown Atlanta (Corner of 10th and Peachtree)

The Mitchell  Meeting Room

125 10th Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309

 

Valet Hotel Parking available: $7 

 

Free for Members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students w/valid ID) Cash, Check or Credit Cards accepted

 

Event Sponsored by Production Consultants & Equipment – Atlanta 

 

This event is not catered – The Wyndham’s Mojito Restaurant however will be offering Event Attendees  
a 10% discount on all food orders and special Wednesday night drink discounts  
both before and following the program.

15
Jul
08

jesus christ superstar choir auditions – alliance theatre

OPEN CHOIR AUDITIONS

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR GOSPEL

The ALLIANCE THEATRE is holding open AUDITIONS for the 27 person CHOIR of its upcoming production, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR GOSPEL.

Andrew Lloyd Webber has given special permission for the Alliance Theatre to develop this exciting new gospel interpretation of his work by Louis St. Louis, an experienced Broadway and film composer and music director (credits include Smokey Joe’s Café, Grease, Grease 2, and Mahagonny). Alliance Artistic Director, Susan Booth, will direct.

Looking for 1) High sopranos with high Bflat

2) Altos

3) High tenors (including very high counter tenors with true female register on top)

4) Baritones

5) Bass with low D-Dflat-C

Choir members will be compensated for all rehearsals and performances. Rehearsals are Tuesday-Sunday (times TBD) and performances are Tuesday-Friday 8:00pm, Saturdays 2:30pm and 8:00pm, and Sundays 2:30pm and 7:30pm.

Production Dates:

First Rehearsal: 12/9/08

First Preview Performance: 1/14/09

Opening: 1/21/09

Closing: 2/22/09

Audition Information:

When: Thursday, August 7

Where: Rich Auditorium, Woodruff Art Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309.

What to Prepare: One vocal selection that is strictly gospel (contemporary gospel also acceptable)

Please bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided.

How to sign up: Call 404-733-4622. Someone will call you back to schedule an appointment.

If you have any questions please call Jody Feldman at 404-733-4671

14
Jul
08

UPDATE: Kelsey Edwards coming to town

Due to popular demand Kelsey has added  an extra day to her visit on Friday July 18th!

 

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Kelsey will be back in Atlanta July 14th-15th,  16th, and 18th 2008.

 

Here is some information on her packages and pricing. There are two basic headshot sessions to choose from. Session A is shot digitally in color and will give you 3 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and also includes a hair and make-up artist. This session runs $400.00. Session B is also shot digitally and in color and will give you 5 looks/changes, on-line proof sheets and use of the hair and make-up artist. This session runs $500.00.

 

Whenever we book an appointment we take a deposit of $100.00 that comes out of your total cost for the session. (This is not an additional fee). Usually we take this with a credit card (visa or mastercard) to go ahead and instantly secure your spot. If something comes up and you have to reschedule (w/at least 24 hrs notice), the deposit is completely transferable to a future appointment, but not refundable.

 

If you have any other questions, or would like to set up an appointment please feel free to call 323-936-6106 or email anytime. In addition, you may refer to our website at http://www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com.

12
Jul
08

from Moore Casting…

IMPROV – The Actor’s Best Friend. Focusing on Auditions, Acting & Improv Shows

LOCATION: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site) in Nashville, Tennessee
DATE:August 2nd 2008

TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
COST:
$125.00

Want to think quickly on your feet? Want to do even better at auditions? Want to recover from dropped lines, lean how to keep moving after mistakes (yours or those of others), and make the best from unexpected situations? Then you need to enjoy a good dose of improv! Its more than just a comedic art form, it�s a way to survive and get ahead as an actor!
This class will take you back to some basic fundamentals of how to approach a role and give you simple tools to use that will give you the confidence you need AND put you miles ahead of the competition! Its simple concepts that most actors know to use, but they don’t always remember how to best apply them. This improv class uses fun, hands-on exercises and games to bring home simple fundamentals you won’t soon forget! Ninety percent of auditions, in some form or fashion, include the art of improv! Students often uncover skills they didn’t even know they had! Look at acting in a whole new way, and have fun learning how to give directors, producers, and employers just what they’re looking for- quickly, smoothly, and with ease!
The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He is was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.
This is your chance to make the best friend (Improv) you ever had.
REGISTER TO SIGN UP FOR WORKSHOP.
Please fill out the online REGISTRATION FORM at www.moorecasting.com and submit.
09
Jul
08

This is a good opportunity!

Crystal Carson is an acting coach from LA who is in town to do a workshop this weekend.  The workshop is booked I think but she’s doing a Q&A on Friday afternoon from 4-6p and it’s only $20.  I don’t think many people are aware of it, or don’t know enough about Crystal to know what a good opportunity this is.  So here is her bio and I really do encourage you to make this small investment in your career!    

 

Crystal Carson has been teaching and coaching professionally in Los Angeles for the last 15 years.  Prior to that she worked as an actress in 25 theatre repertory and summer stock companies; in several television programs, Crystal had a recurring role on CBS’s award winning show, “Jag”, but is more known for playing Julia Barrett for five years on “General Hospital”, when she was voted “Best New Female” by Soap Opera Digest and put on their cover as one of “Television’s Most Beautiful Women. Prior to that she appeared for 8 weeks on the mega-hit “Dallas”,  had guest starring roles on “Ellen,” “Cheers,” “Charles In Charge,” “Midnight Caller,” “Thirtysomething,” “Simon & Simon” and “Night Court” to name a few. Crystal appeared in several films including “Who’s That Girl” with Madonna, and the female lead in “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes III with John Austin. Crystal has studied acting extensively, some of her teacher/mentors include (the late) Uta Hagen (“Respect for Acting”, “A Challenge For The Actor”,) (the late) Sanford Meisner, Howard Fine, Eric Morris (“No Acting Please”) and Margie Haber (“How to get the Part without Falling Apart”.) This background gives Crystal a unique and varied understanding of many acting approaches and has created for her a strong reputation for the ability to accommodating actors’ individual methods. 

 

In 1993 Crystal began teaching audition technique at the Margie Haber Studios, where she still works as a guest coach. Most recently, she was employed by producer Deepak Nayar (Bend it like Beckham) to coach on his new feature film, “Veronica”. Prior to that Crystal worked for FOX-TV as the on-set coach for a full season of the crime procedural “The Inside,” focusing primarily on lead actress Rachel Nichols.  She has been a teacher at Margie Haber Studios for the past 14 years.  She also conducts semi-annual seminars at the University of Nebraska, does seminars in various States, and coaches privately in Los Angeles. Her clients have included and still include Paula Abdul, Silvana Arias (Passions, Starting Under), Jennifer Beals (L Word), David Boreanaz (Bones), China Chow (Burn Notice), Brittany Daniel (The Game, Joe Dirt, White Chicks), Ethan Embrey (Brotherhood, Heart of a Dragon), Tricia Helfer (Inseparable, Battlestar Galactica),  Atossa Leoni (The Kite Runner), Sunny Mabrey (Snakes on a plane, Drop Point), Vanessa Marcil (Las Vegas), Rachel Nichols (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants 2, Charlie Wilson’s War), Ross Patterson (The New Guy, The Darwin Awards), Stephen Rider (Great Debaters), April Scott (Dukes of Hazzard; the beginning), Brenda Strong (Desperate Housewives), Kate Vernon (Battlestar Galactica) Brian White (Stomp the Yard, The Game Plan, Moonlight), and Deborah Zoe (Big Shots) to name just a few.

 

As a true believer of the powerful magic of acting, Crystal Carson is one of the few elite acting coaches who has devoted her primary career to perfecting the coaching of professional actors.  Her outstanding reputation is a result of her remarkable expertise, uniquely coupled with her extraordinary gift to inspire others to rise to their potential. Clients value the way she guides them in utilizing their emotional, intellectual and spiritual sensibilities to generate a character’s life. Through this approach each actor’s unique, quirky, multi-faceted personality surfaces through the character in unpredictable yet appropriate  ways. Crystal’s clients grow artistically and increase their confidence, playfulness, and willingness to take risks; all of which lead to making strong choices while remaining open to a director’s notes. 

 

Here’s a link to her site as well:  http://www.CrystalCarson.com  

09
Jul
08

Literary Agents

Calls we get at Houghton with some frequency are related to people seeking a literary agent.  Unfortunately, we have no connections w/ any literary agents, and I don’t believe there are any in Atlanta.  So, here’s a link to a list of literary agents from a blog I frequent.  This is specifically about agents who represent Christian authors but should be a good place to start as I’m sure they’re not all limited to only Christian literature. 

 

http://www.michaelhyatt.com/fromwhereisit/2007/11/literary-agents.html

08
Jul
08

From Moore Casting

Using Improv to Do Your Best Work (for the Young Actor)
“Get More Roles Using Improv Skills
LOCATION

 

 

: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site) in Nashville, Tennessee
DATES: Saturday, July 19th, 2008
TIME: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
COST: $125.00Producers, directors and casting agents constantly call on young actors to perform scripted pieces on the spot, or even make up material. It’s the actor who is prepared to give them what they want that will get the role! In this class you’ll learn to think quickly on your feet, learn to keep moving after mistakes (yours or those of others), do even better at auditions, and make the best of unexpected situations. It all comes from a good dose of improv! Its more than just a comedic art for, it’s a way to survive and get ahead as a young actor!

The class is a fun, hands-on experience that uses games and exercises to bring home simple fundamentals you won’t soon forget! Students will explore some basic fundamentals of how to approach a role and give you simple tools to use that will give you the confidence you need AND put you miles ahead of the competition! It’s all based on simple concepts that most actors know to use, but they don’t always remember how to best apply them.

Ninety percent of auditions, in some form or fashion, include the art of improv! Students often uncover skills they didn’t even know they had! Look at acting in a whole new way, and have fun learning how to give directors, producers, and employers just what they’re looking for- quickly, smoothly, and with ease!

The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”. Barry’s also a father of three- one professional dancer in NYC, one singer-dancer aspiring to cruise line work, and a young film-maker in the works.

Don’t miss your chance to Get Ahead through Improv for the Young Actor.

Go on line to moorecasting.com, fill out a registration form and send in.
08
Jul
08

Q&A with Crystal Carson

Auditioning for Film and Television

2 hour Q&A

Led by Crystal Carson – Los Angeles acting coach

Friday, July 11:  4pm – 6pm

$20 per person – limited to 20 attendees

Please join us for an informative few hours! 

Actors will learn:

       How to break down a script/sides before an audition: including moment before, opening beat, want/intention, obstacles, environment, stakes, closing beat, etc.

       Whether to use props/costumes

       When it’s ok to mime

       When and how to use your script in an audition

       Whether it’s necessary to cry, laugh, toss back hair, etc….just because “the script says to”

       How to transition between multiple scenes

       The importance of creating a back story

       The importance of connecting to the reader

       How to be a three-dimensional character and not

     just a line-reader

       ….and more!

To register, please respond to:  campbal@charter.net

We’d love to have you!

08
Jul
08

Tasha Smith Invites You To Join Her At the Next Actors Workshop (TSAW) in New York and Atlanta!

Fri July 11th, Sat July 12th and Sun July 13th, 2008


Location:
The Firehouse Theater
6 Hancock Place (Near the corner of 124th and St. Nicholas)
Harlem, New York 10027
 
Directions:
Take the A, B, C or D Train to 125th and St. Nicholas
Walk one block south and go right
Hancock Place is the small street on your left
The Firehouse Theater sits on your left
 
Price: $500 (Early Bird Registration: Only $400 until June 15, 2008)
Fri August 15, Sat August 16 and Sun August 17


Location:
TBAPrice: $500 (Early Bird Registration: Only $400 until July 15, 2008)
Actors Workshop Schedule
Morning Session:
Friday, 10am – 3pm (Exercise, Technique)
Saturday, 10am – 3pm (Monologue)
Sunday, 10am – 3pm(Scene Study)
OR

Evening Session:
Friday, 5pm – 10pm (Exercise, Technique)
Saturday, 5pm – 10pm (Monologue)
Sunday, 5pm – 10pm (Scene Study)

All attending actors must have a 2-3 minute monologue.

Format: The 3-dayworkshop session provides a no-holds-barred, multi-level instructional training for actors based on the Ivanna Chubbuck studio technique, taught by acclaimed actress and master instructor, Tasha Smith (America’s Next Top Model and Tyler Perry’s, “Why Did I Get Married?”).

Payment is required at the time of registration. You must pick either the Morning Session or the Evening Session. No mixing schedules allowed.

Light refreshments will be available during breaks.

There are several payment options: VISA, Mastercard, American Express, Discover and PayPal. And if you wish to pay by check, please send to:
TSAW, 13351-D Riverside Drive, #404, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423.

Register now by Credit Card / PayPal

If you have any questions, please call TSAW at 818-725-2902 or send us an email at info@tsaw.com.

Refund/cancellation policy:  A full refund is available until June 15th. Any cancellations made after June 15th will not be refunded. You may “sell” or give your spot to another actor if necessary but you must contact us ASAP to let us know.

 
 
 

 

07
Jul
08

“What a Casting Director Looks For” Free Workshop for Actors July 15 2008

 

Recently there have been a lot of questions posted on internetdiscussion boards asking about the casting process in Atlanta. So in an effort to address some of these questions, Creative Studios of Atlantais hosting a FREE EVENING appropriately called, “What a Casting Director Looks For.”
The hour-and-half long session will be directed by studio CEO KenFeinberg, who has been casting for almost 15 years in Los Angeles and Atlanta for film, television, commercials, PSAs, theater and print. In addition, Ken also holds credits as a SAG actor, director, screenwriter and producer. Vince Pisani, an actor, teacher and in-house casting associate for one of Atlanta’s top talent agencies, will also address the session and give his insight into the mind of a casting director.
 The session will cover casting topics such as:
 *Business
 *Breakdown
 *Submissions
 *Auditions
Date: July 15th
Time: 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Place: Creative Studios of Atlanta (Casting Studio / Classes)
500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA 30308
Web: http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com

It’s strongly suggested that you RSVP to reserve a seat by calling 404-355-4242

 

05
Jul
08

From Chez Casting

Chez Studio continues an ongoing commitment to professional training, and we are very excited to announce another informative acting workshop to be held on July 26 and 27, 2008.  This two-day workshop for our adult actors will focus on further honing the actor’s craft.  This workshop will be conducted by Steve Coulter and James Donadio.

 

Steve Coulter, who is currently filming “The People vs. Leo Frank,” and recently worked on “Army Wives,” will conduct one part of the program.  Those who have worked with Steve will continue to learn and grow under his guidance.  In addition, this is a wonderful opportunity for actors who want to become involved in our program.

 

James Donadio returns to work with us conducting a much requested Comedy Class.  Jimmy recently worked in the feature film “Conjurer.”  Actors who worked with him in his last comedy class gained knowledge in an area that has had very little professional training opportunity offered in our region:  Comedy for Film.  Jimmy will demonstrate the difference between comedy for film as compared to comedy in theatre.  The other part of his program will be about teaching actors how to include their body language in the creation of their character.  Come and experience what we know to be a need for greater understanding by actors of the importance of body language in the development of a believable character.

 

Jimmy’s and Steve’s combined programs will be a career-enhancing experience for all who attend.

 

Please let us know of your interest and immediate availability for this and future workshops with the Chez Group.

 

We may also be inviting a guest speaker.  More information will follow!

 

A young actors’ workshop is in the planning stages for that weekend as well.

 

We are still receiving great feedback from our workshop with director Rob Hardy, and this workshop will prove to be equally as inspiring for our actors.  We look forward to seeing you in July.

 

Our classes are seriously limited in number, and while we do not want to disappoint anyone, we will not be able to accommodate everyone.  We will secure space by the first commitments made to the class.

 

 

The Chez Studio
2221 Peachtree Road, NE
Suite D Box #335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-603-8755
www.chezgroup.com

01
Jul
08

You should know…

Last week we faced some questions regarding 800Casting that made us take an honest look at how the changes we are making might be perceived from the outside looking in.  In a nutshell, a talent regretted paying $20 as it seems we’re using it email newsletters and nothing else.  These comments really stung at first, but did make us consider how it could appear if you don’t know what’s actually happening on this end so if you’re interested, here’s an explanation:

 CONTACTS AND SUBMISSIONS

We use 800Casting on a daily basis for submissions to clients and casting directors and to build projects.  Our using it for mass email (amazing and CRAZY efficient) is an added benefit but by no means is it what you pay for. 

 The usefulness of 800Casting really cannot be gauged by how much, or whether or not we contact you through the system.  To point out what I mean – we use QuickBooks, StarTracker and Outlook on a daily basis and you don’t see the background through those programs either. 

 AUDITION AND JOB TRACKING

We’ve asked our contact at 800casting to provide a way we can track auditions and submissions so we can make sure we are doing all we can for each of you.  This way, if you find your auditions have been limited and want to know why, we have the ability to review the history to see if it’s a lack of opportunities for your type, clients not selecting you from our submissions, or if we’re submitting you properly.

 THE BLOG IS FOR YOU…

The email/blog ability are a very effective ways to get information out to talent.  The blog allows us to address a broad range of topics – independents, photographers specials, networking opportunities, insight from industry experts and even housekeeping matters – all things we’re trying to do to help you thrive in the marketplace.  To date, there are approximately 50 informational posts on the blog  – things that our entire staff otherwise could never hope to cover with our entire talent pool.  I really don’t want the value to be missed or to appear to be self serving.  If you have had any of these same questions, just know that we are evaluating going forward how we use the services available to us so our efforts are not misconstrued. 

WHAT’S THE STATUS ON SIGNING PEOPLE UP?

For over two months getting everyone up on 800Casting has been a huge focus.  We’ve even hired people to come in and enter resumes for actors who have not done theirs – even so, we are still only two thirds complete on talent sign ups.  This complicates things considerably on our end.  The good news is for the talent who have listed, the feedback from clients and casting directors has been really good.  They particularly love the ability to easily view clips. 

 

We’re bound to experience some growing pains but please don’t hesitate to call or email us to ask when you have questions…   Thanks, MB