Archive for September, 2008

30
Sep
08

Join Creative Studios of Atlanta for the start of a new set of Master Acting Classes.

Session 1 begins next week so sign up now while seats are available.

Session 1-Business and Marketing

What are you selling? How are you selling it? How can I make it easier for agents, casting directors and producers to buy what I’m selling? In this class you will learn what your “product” is and how to sell it. You will learn business and marketing skills to sell your “acting brand” to casting directors, agents and producers/directors. Target your personal marketing plan and design the necessary tools to implement that strategy.

Dates: Tuesdays October 7 & 14
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $100

Session 2- Audition and Performance on Camera

Create more confidence in front of the camera with film 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.

Dates: Tuesdays October 21 for 4 weeks
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $200

About the Instructor: Ken Feinberg

For almost 20 years Feinberg has been casting, directing, writing, producing and acting in award- winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Founder and CEO of Creative Studios of Atlanta, Feinberg has cast commercials, films, TV Pilots, industrials and print in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

Recently, Ken has cast projects for TBS, Toyota, Home Depot, WNBA Atlanta Dream, The High Museum of Art, Maytag, Kraft, AT&T, Shadowlight Pictures, Max Media as well as indie TV pilots and films.

As an actor, Feinberg is known to millions of television viewers around the world for his role as Chaos Demon in the richly acclaimed Buffy the Vampire Slayer. He also played impressive characters on other hit series including: ALIAS, Charmed, STAR TREK’S ENTERPRISE and The District.

To register for classes go to http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com or call 404-355- 4588.

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We look forward to seeing you in class soon.

Sincerely,
Kenneth Feinberg

Creative Studios of Atlanta

29
Sep
08

Photographer Barbara Benvil returning to Atlanta in October

Hello everyone!
I hope this email finds you all well and having a beautiful end of the summer. 
Well, I am coming back to Atlanta for most likely my last visit until spring (late feb 2009).
I will be in Atlanta from the 13-23….beginning to shoot on the 14th, Tuesday.  I usually start at 10am and then back again at 2:30 or so……very flexible.
Let me know if any of you still need headshots or photography.  Let me know if I can do anything for you. If you have any questions feel free to call or email me here.  818-763-3553 or 213-500-2155 cell.
All the best,
barbara
27
Sep
08

Protocol for Auditions, esp. callbacks with the Director

The other day I got to run camera for an audition while the Director was in the room. It allowed me to see how actors behave when the client is in the room. Here are some things I felt needed to be addressed:

1) Always bring at least 2 headshots to EVERY AUDITION, including those at Houghton. I got a couple blank stares this time around when I asked for 2 headshots. Yes, normally we don’t need them, but always be prepared. And don’t make us pull from your folder at Houghton. That’s depleting the headshots we need to send to clients.

2) Do NOT bring baggage into the room. I’m referring to the bad (or good) things going on in your life (although bringing lots of personal items into the room is not favorable either). Sometimes actors decide to offer up how their day/week/life is going, and usually it’s unprovoked. Especially if what you have to share is negative, keep your mouth shut. If things are that bad, don’t come to the audition. 

3) On the same topic, don’t engage in a lot of small talk with the client, unless they are driving the conversation. There’s a good chance that 5 or so people are in the waiting room, so minimize the time you’re in the room. A short audition is not a bad audition. In fact, the actors who were in the room the shortest amount of time were the best prepared and gave the best reads.

4) If you get an e-mail from Houghton about an audition, and there is nothing to indicate that it’s an improvised audition, that means there’s a script. That means you should look for an attachment. If you don’t find the attachment, or can’t open it, you need to e-mail the agent back immediately to resolve it. What you should NEVER EVER do is wait until you’re next at the audition and then tell me (or Vince or Chase) that you didn’t get a script. It’s extremely unprofessional.

Overall, and I’ve said this in a prior post, when I open that door and say “next”, you should be prepared to come straight in and knock it out in one take. Don’t ever let me or any casting director, producer, director, etc., know that you’re about to give anything but your best. Don’t give ANY excuses, and don’t blame your agent for messing up your appointment time or not getting you a script.

24
Sep
08

Workshop at C & J

The Fall Teen Version AUDITION “TUNE-UP” WORKSHOP                                                                                                                              

 

audition techniques

what do clients want?

what does the director want?

preparing the day before, a minute before

 

Suggested for talent who have never auditioned and for those who have auditioned countless times.

 

WHEN:  Wednesday November 5th

WHERE: C & J Casting

TIME: 4:30 – 8:30pm (we’ll provide dinner)

COST:  $150  (limited enrollment, a 50% cancellation fee will occur if you give us less than a 48 hour notification)

HOW:  email Gigi at:  cjworkshop@gmail.com to request a registration form.

ages 13 to 19 years are welcome.

24
Sep
08

PA Workshop

 
Are you interested in working behind the scenes in film, video and TV?
Or to learn how to be the best and most requested P.A. around town?
 
Then this workshop is for you!  Learn first hand the job skills necessary to begin successfully in the entry level position of Production Assistant.  Taught by an experienced, working producer, the 4-hr workshop topics include: 
 
* the production team
* industry lingo
* wages
* working conditions
* tools of the trade (the PA kit)
* set protocol
* ethics
* production paperwork
* getting work
* and much more. 
 
Handouts are included.  Reservations required.  Certificate of completion to attendees.

 

About The Instructor

 

 

Workshop Instructor  Edwanna Blanding has worked in the film industry for several years, producing and directing feature films, documentaries, informational videos and commercials.  She received a Mass Communications degree from North Carolina State Univ in Raleigh and a degree in Film/Video Production from Full Sail in Winter Park, FL.  She established her own independent production company, BLACKEYE Productions in 2003.  She resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.  

Details
 

 

DATE:             Sunday, September 28, 2008

TIME:             1:00 – 5:00pm

LOCATION:      Creative Studios of Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA30318

COST:            $49 in advance

                 $59 at the door (space permitting)

 

 

PRIZE DRAWING:  All seminar attendees will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a copy of FINAL DRAFT screenwriting software (value $179)!  And other door prizes.  Must be present to win.

 
 

 

To Register
 

 
Space is limited, and seats are going fast!  Advance registration highly recommended.  To reserve your spot, visit www.gabpc.com, or call 770-726-9818.  
 
Or fax your name, address, phone, email address and credit card information with signature to: 770-726-9818. 
 
All events are held at Creative Studios of Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA 30318.  For directions, call 404-355-4588 or visit http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com/directions.html.
 
CANCELLATION POLICY:  No refunds.  However, if you’ve prepaid for a session and need to cancel, you will receive credit in the amount paid toward a future GABPC seminar or workshop of your choice.
 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds of the GABPC Educational Series benefit The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation, a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the producers of the bi-annual Georgia BIG PICTURE Conference (GABPC).  The next conference takes place in Atlanta Spring 2009.  For details or to register, visit www.gabpc.com.

 
GABPC Production Team
The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation
770.726.9818
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23
Sep
08

Margie Haber Returns to Atlanta

I have known of Margie Haber for years and she and her students locally have reached out to me whenever she came to Atlanta.  But recently, at Big Break Hollywood (presented by youract.tv), I had the privilege of watching her work and availing myself of the contacts she brought to Atlanta to be on the panel.  I was very impressed and found her to be every bit what her students have told me over the years.  She’s bringing her intestive 3 day class back in November if any of you is interested.  -MB
Margie Haber is returning to Atlanta to teach her internationally-acclaimed 3-day intensive for actors. ? The intensive is taking place November 10, 11 and 12 at YourAct Studio in Atlanta from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm each day. ?We are currently accepting applications. ?Please see the attached flier and spread the word!!! ?Margie looks forward to working with actors in Atlanta!
Margie Haber, an internationally renowned auditioning coach, has trained A-list Hollywood talent such as Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Vince Vaughn, Mariska Hargitay, Kristin Davis, Kelly Preston, Heather Lockler, Molly Sims, and the list goes on… Do not miss this opportunity to study with someone of Margie’s caliber while she is in Atlanta!
To apply, email your head shot and resume to margiehaber@mac.com as soon as possible. ? Space is limited to 12 actors. ?The minimum age requirement is 18.
Best regards,
Molly Harper
Margie Haber Studio
310-854-0870 phone
310-854-0462 fax
22
Sep
08

“Back to Basics” Headshot Special from Teryl Jackson

Is it time to update that old headshot that’s not getting you the jobs you deserve?

Is something stopping you from moving forward? Well, I have an incentive for you! Take

advantage of this special fall offer!!! I am committed to shooting the highest quality digital

images that you need to compete in the current Atlanta market. Your photo is your #1

selling tool, so don’t put your best marketing piece in the hands of an amateur! I have been

photographing headshots and composites for models, actors, and entertainers for over 18

years. Take a look at my website: http://www.terylphoto.com and take advantage of this special!!!

 

 

 

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just mention this coupon

Now Through Nov. 15th

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Basic Package: 

 

 

 

$175 = 36 shots*

Deluxe Package: 

 

 

 

$275 = 72 shots*

Hair & Makeup for women:

 

 

 

 

$125 one look  (Required over the age of 18)

$150 two looks

Hair & Makeup for men: 

 

 

 

$50 one look  (optional)  $60 two looks

JUST FOR KIDS!

(AGES 5 to 12)

Basic Package:

 

 

 

$150 = 36 shots*

Deluxe Package:

 

 

 

 $240 = 72 shots*

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22
Sep
08

Teleprompter Workshop – yourACT

 
TELEPROMPTER WORKSHOP
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS WORKSHOP.  -MB 
Using actual teleprompter equipment provided by K2 Productions, learn the techniques needed to deliver corporate narration, live broadcast scripts, television host material, and more in this evening workshop. K2 Productions will be providing an experienced teleprompter operator who will be operating the prompter and providing feedback and expertise as well.  Bob Harter, whose expertise with the teleprompter has kept him busy as a corporate spokesperson, will be your instructor.
 
Join us for this valuable workshop to add to your resumé!
 
D E T A I L S
7–10 p.m.
Tuesday, September 30th
Limited to 10.
$150 (Payment confirms your space)
REGISTER ONLINE NOW!
To check availability or to register with a credit card by phone, contact us at 404-499-9996
 
REGISTER SOON–THIS WORKSHOP FILLS QUICKLY!
17
Sep
08

Cannibal! The Musical @ Dad’s Garage

Cannibal! The Musical

Dad’s Garage

Written by Trey Parker

Directed by George Faughnan

September 19 – October 18, 2008 (Thurs, Fri, Sat @ 8pm)

Written by Trey Parker (co-creator of South Park) and originally made for film, Dad’s Garage performed the World Premiere of the stage play in 1998. The 10th Anniversary restaging of this campy comedy is sure to knock your socks off and nibble off your frozen little toes. Based on a true story about the infamous Colorado cannibal Alferd Packer, you’ll follow a group of prospectors into a viciously cold Rocky Mountain winter, for a horrific–ly hilarious account of survival including love, loss, singing, dancing, and of course… a little flesh-eating.

Pay What You Can Performance – Monday, September 29 @ 8pm

Thursday $15 Advance, $17 Door, ½ price student tickets

Friday $18 Advance, $20 Door

Saturday $23 Advance, $25 Door

10
Sep
08

WIFTA: A Perfect Execution: Write Here, Write Now

Women in Film and Television Atlanta
Presents our September Program
“A Perfect Execution: Write Here, Write Now”

Join us next Wednesday, September 17, 2008!
6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Artisan Pictureworks
800 Forrest Street, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318
Cost: Free for Members, $10 for non-members and $5 for students (w/ valid ID)
Cash, Check or Credit Cards accepted

This moderated discussion will include a panel of experienced professionals exploring how to grow and succeed in the art of screenwriting.  From a freelance bi-coastal writer, to a staff writer, to a programming executive pitching original content to a development director for a feature film and television production company, each panelist will bring a unique perspective to the topic.

Special Guests:

David Atchison is a screenwriter, comic book writer, producer and journalist whose work has appeared in a variety of mediums. He co-created and writes the Occult Crimes Taskforce with actor Rosario Dawson and illustrator Tony Shasteen for 12 Gauge Comics. OCT was recently optioned by Dimension Films. Atchison also wrote the Method Man Graphic Novel with hip hop mainstay Method Man for Grand Central Publishing as well as successfully pitching “True Believer,” an in-production back door pilot for NBC/ Universal’s Sci Fi Channel.

Dave Drabik of Fine Line Productions is a Staff writer, director and producer.  He has more than 12 years of experience in the television business, having held staff writer positions on The Late Show with David Letterman, Politically Incorrect w/ Bill Maher, and in Cartoon Network’s On-Air Department.

Meena Payne is a Development Director/Writer who has structured a fully functioning Development Department at Rainforest Films where she oversees the creation and execution of viable television and feature film projects for the company.  Joining the close-knit team of a budding production company proved fundamental in her understanding of the filmmaking process, from start to finish. After the Atlanta based company’s theatrical release of Stomp The Yard, Meena convinced them to create a new job for her – the position of Development Director.

Mike Thomas is Executive Producer/Executive In Charge Of Production with Turner Studios Original Productions. He oversees the production and delivery of franchises, series, and specials for TBS, TNT, TruTV, CNN, Cartoon Network, and Peachtree TV. He has worked behind the scenes in negotiating and administering production agreements for such The Green Concert featuring Dave Matthews & Allman Bros.  (Peachtree TV), JJ On Atlanta (Peachtree TV), Class of 3000 featuring Chris Brown & Andre 3000 (Cartoon Network), What’s Your Story (Super Deluxe),  Daily News (The Onion), National Geographic Explorer (TBS).

Moderator – Shani Harris Peterson is a screenwriter and current Women in Film and Television Atlanta Board Member

08
Sep
08

Five Things Every P.A. Should Know

Five Things Every P.A.
Should Know:

Tips to Starting Your Film & Video Career as a

Production Assistant

September 7, 2008

About the Session

This workshop is designed for those wanting to work behind the scenes in the film and video industry – a great way to learn first hand the job skills necessary to begin successfully in the entry level position of Production Assistant.  Taught by an experienced, working producer, the 4-hr workshop topics include:  the production team, industry lingo, wages, working conditions, tools of the trade (the PA kit), set protocol, ethics, production paperwork, getting work, and much more.  Handouts are included.  Reservations required.  Certificate of completion to attendees.

About The Instructor

Workshop Instructor  Edwanna Blanding has worked in the film industry for several years, producing and directing feature films, documentaries, informational videos and commercials.  She received a Mass Communications degree from North Carolina State Univ in Raleigh and a degree in Film/Video Production from Full Sail in Winter Park, FL.  She established her own independent production company, BLACKEYE Productions in 2003.  She resides in Georgia with her husband and three children.

Details

DATE:             Sunday, September 28, 2008
TIME:             1:00 – 5:00pm
LOCATION:      Creative Studios of Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA30318
COST:            $49 in advance (or w/coupon below before September 12 – just $39!!)
$59 at the door (space permitting)

PRIZE DRAWING:  All seminar attendees will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a special prize!  (valued at $100 or more, must be present to win)

To Register

Space is limited!  Advance registration highly recommended.  To reserve your spot, register before Wednesday September 24 below or at http://www.gabpc.com, or call 770-726-9818.

All events are held at Creative Studios of Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA 30318.  For directions, call 404-355-4588 or visit http://www.creativestudiosofatlanta.com/directions.html.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  No refunds.  However, if you’ve prepaid for a session and need to cancel, you will receive credit in the amount paid toward a future GABPC seminar or workshop of your choice.

Proceeds of the GABPC Educational Series benefit The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation, a Georgia 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the producers of the bi-annual Georgia BIG PICTURE Conference (GABPC).  The next conference takes place in Atlanta Spring 2009.  For details or to register, visit http://www.gabpc.com.

GABPC Production Team
The Big Picture Film & Video Foundation
770.726.9818

Save
$10!
Register for the GABPC Production Assistant Workshop before September 12 and save $10 off advance workshop registration.  Simply refer to coupon code PAWORKSHOP08 when you register online, or print this coupon and mail it in with your prepaid registration.

Coupon is transferrable – feel free to email this offer to friends, family or any associates who may be interested in attending.  Have them join our email list to receive future special seminar and workshop mailings and discounts.

Register now at http://www.gabpc.com to lock in your discounted rate and reserve your spot!

Offer Expires: September 12

04
Sep
08

Auditions for the 2008 Search for the South’s Funniest Accountant

All you need to audition is a one minute routine!

 

WHEN:   

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Contact Randi Bates at (770) 267-6008 to schedule an audition time.

 

WHERE:

The Alliance Theatre

(1280 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta GA 30309)

The comedy show performance will be held on November 6 at the

CW Midtown’s Center Stage (formerly EarthLink Live)

 

WHO:    

 Any individual currently employed as an accountant or financial

Professional in the southeast is eligible to participate.

 

WHY:     

 Proceeds from the event will benefit Junior Achievement, which partners   
   With businesses and educators to bring the real world to students, opening 
        Their minds to their potential.

 

PRIZE:   

The winner will receive an all-expense paid trip for two to the Bellagio in Las Vegas, and two runners-up will also receive special prizes.

 

Visit www.accountantsarefunnytoo.com to learn more

Or

If you would like to see the show, please visit

www.Ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.

02
Sep
08

Theatre Cast Call for African American Talent

Auditions — Bethlehem Star Productions is seeking actors and actress for their latest touring production, A Date with DestinyNeeded cast includes two African-American males ranging in ages from 21to 60; and one African-American female ranging in ages from 25 to 45, Please bring headshot and resume.  Auditions will be held at the Hyatt Regency Suites Atlanta Northwest, 2999 Windy Hill Road, Marietta, Georgia  30067 on Saturday, September 06, 2008 from 10:00 am -4:00 pm.  Actors/Actresses should prepare one contemporary monologue.  Also, an excerpt from the actual script will be provided for a cold reading.  If you have any questions, please contact me at (336) 471-5189.