Archive for October, 2008

31
Oct
08

WIFV DC & National Film Registry at the Library of Congress

Every year, Women in Film & Video of Washington DC nominates culturally, historically, and aesthetically relevant films made by women for consideration by the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress.  The nominations are based on research and collaboration with film historians. This year’s selection of a recently preserved film from the NYWIFT Film Preservation Fund is “New Sensations in Sound”.

We would appreciate your support and promotion of this year’s nominations:

“The Big House”, written by Frances Marion
“New Sensations in Sound”, animated and produced by Mary Ellen Bute
“Five String Banjo”, filmed by Toshi Seeger and co-directed with Pete Seeger
“Growing up Female”, directed by Julia Reichert and Jim Klein
“A League of Their Own”, directed by Penny Marshall

Please spread the word to your members and encourage them to support these
nominations electronically or to sign postcards.  They don’t have to choose
one film over another – we want the Registry to consider all five films.

Support the nominations electronically at:
http://surveys.timberlakepublishing.com/wifv/TakeSurvey

A template for a postcard is attached.  It’s easy to duplicate, ask members to sign during meetings and events, and then mail the post cards in one envelope to Steve Leggett at the Registry. Let’s work together to make an impact by November 18th in celebration of Frances Marion’s birthday!

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Melissa Houghton at
202-429-9438 or email her, director@wifv.org. Thanks for your support!

30
Oct
08

Goodnight Moon Monday night November 3rd

Rosemary Newcott

The Sally G. Tomlinson Artistic Director of Theatre for Youth

and the Alliance Children’s Theatre

invite you to a special performance of

Goodnight Moon

Monday, Nov. 3, 2008

Performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Alliance Stage

RSVP for up to four complimentary tickets by Friday, Oct. 31

404.733.4630

This invitation is not transferable.

All tickets not picked up by 6:50 p.m. will be released.

Goodnight Moon

The classic children’s story book brought to life.

Embrace the warmth and romance of childhood in a magical journey through the beloved

children’s book. As Bunny tries to put away the day and prepare for the delight that dreams will

bring, every corner of his room comes to life with a new story to tell. Boisterous puppets,

delightful music and the dear old lady whispering “hush” awaken the power of wonder in a room

filled with sleeping toys.

Presented by Target

29
Oct
08

Georgia Lawyers for the Arts 2008 Gala

Date:  Friday, November 7, 2008
Place: 
Mason Murer Atlanta Gallery

Special Guest: Dallas Austin as our Honorary Chair! This wonderful night will be an extraordinary gathering of artists, arts patrons and attorneys with music, magnificent food, an open bar, and a silent auction of art and arts-related items. 

Remember, GLA is the only non-profit organization in Georgia dedicated to providing legal assistance and education exclusively to artists and arts organizations in Georgia.  The Gala is GLA’s primary fundraising event for our essential day-to-day operating funds.  www.glarts.org

Individual Tickets are $100. 
For more details visit:

 

 

28
Oct
08

One Spot Left in Margie Haber’s Class

One space available in Margie Haber’s 3-day intensive for actors in Atlanta on November 10, 11 and 12. �For our clients, Margie is offering a $50.00 discount when you use our name as a referral.  Here’s the info on the intensive:
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 11:00 am – 7:00 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 Studios
(310) 854-0870 phone
(310) 854-0462 fax

 

28
Oct
08

A Taste of Georgia – Nov 6th

“A TASTE OF GEORGIA”

The Georgia Production Partnership Annual Fundraising Event
Partnership “A Taste Of Georgia” fundraising event. Please join us for a fun
and social evening celebrating GPP’s achievements and supporting their
efforts to bring more film and video production to Georgia. The evening
includes… A wine tasting featuring several Georgia wineries, delicious
food from some of Georgia’s best production caterers, raffles, and door
Prizes. All funds raised from this event go toward the work of the Georgia
Production Partnership (GPP) in its continuing mission to promote and
support the growth of the film, television, music and interactive game
industries in Georgia.

 

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Dress: Cocktail Attire


Magick Lantern
750 Ralph McGill Boulevard NE
Atlanta, GA 30312
[p] 404-221-0236
http://www.magicklantern.com


Contact Tia Powell
[p] 404-633-1779

Cost:


$35 per ticket. Non-Member Rate www.georgiaproduction.org/tickets
$25 per ticket. GPP Member Rate www.georgiaproduction.org/members/tickets (Login Required)

27
Oct
08

Show Your Support for Lend Me An Ear – Tonight!

 

Announcing

The 5th Annual “Lend Me An Ear!”

Monday, October 27
7:30PM
New American Shakespeare Tavern
499 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA 30308

This year it’s all about the yuks.

Every fall, over 30 AFTRA, SAG, and Equity voice talents gather together for a night of radio recreations as a fundraiser for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. Old Time Radio: Comedy Tonight! is this year’s theme. The evening will include Blondie, direct from the funny papers; the pointed and absurd wittiness of The Fred Allen Show; The Bickersons, a sourly cynical take on the institution of marriage; the low-key drollery of Easy Aces; and The Great Gildersleeve, one of radio’s earliest spin-offs.

Additionally this year, joining us is our Special Guest Star Bill Tush and his fellow cast member, comedian Rob Cleveland from the TBS Tush Show. With Bill as the acerbic humorist Henry Morgan and Rob as his foil, The Henry Morgan Show will be joyfully recreated for our modern audience with all its irreverence and intractability.

Doors open to the public at 6:15PM and English fare and beverages will be available. General admission is $15, either at the door or online at http://ear.tix.com. Seating is first come, first served. There is public parking at Crawford Long Hospital across the street from the theater.

Directions are at www.shakespearetavern.com/directions.htm

 

For more information call 404.239.0131.

 

 

 

 

Come join in the laughter and celebrate The Golden Age of Radio!

It’s a great event for a great cause!

 

Happy Imagining!

 

 

 

__._,_.___

27
Oct
08

Art Institute Auditions This week

We are having auditions at the school next monday and we would love to have some of your assistance with helping us getting some actors. If you wouldn’t mind sending this announcement out to your list. I also attached the character breakdown, we need all types of actors except children. If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Thanks,

Jennie


CASTING CALL

ACTORS NEEDED for STUDENT VIDEOS

The Art Institute of Atlanta

Monday- October 27th, 6:30-9pm Room 450

 Please look for the signs for room location.

This Fall 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!

To schedule an AUDITION, please email 
Jennie Vaughn  and James Lyons <aiaauditions@gmail.com>

— 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 3 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 and James 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 or James Lyons <aiaauditions@gmail.com>

Auditions-Fall 08

 

Men

 

Larry– African American male, between the ages of 21-29, Athletic build. DA

 

Mario– tall,slightly wide upper body,muscular,about 6 feet or taller,nicely dressed,haircut,clean shaved,very mannerable,strong firm and knowledgeable.   BB

 

Melvin– medium height, slightly muscular, slim, face unshaven, height about 5 10 and up not taller than 6 ft, low cut working uniform. Very discouraged about career path and lack of responsibility. BB

 

James Brown- is in his mid to late 20’s, dark-skinned, with a slender, athletic build.  JL

Mr. Nathan– is a middle aged, heavy set, white-collared Little Caesar that barks commands and opinions, wielding a lit cigar. The way he has made a very good living in the record industry is by sticking to what works. JL

The Flames- Bobby, Johnny Terry and Byrd. These three young males serve as James Brown’s backup dancers. They must be able to dance. JL

Mr. Bart – James’s road manager, he sees and knows everything, but says little. His looks and body language speak for him. JL

Anton– mid 20s male, leader for the group, a joker, anime fan but doesn’t wear it on his sleeve, level headed, but when he snaps he tries to hold it together but it often fails. DL

 

Dean– late 20s male, often the sarcastic wise guy and know at all, and sci-fi nut Anton’s right hand man. DL

 

Reese– youngest of the group slightly shy, comic book fan, babbles when nervous, and can crack a joke on person but sometimes at the wrong time. DL

 

Edward: video game expert, overconfident often thanks he’s invincible, and the fighter of the group but more of the time he picks battle he can’t when against people. DL

 

Derrick – 5’10, 185 pounds / African American / Male / Bald Head (Basketball Player). JM

Philip – 6’2, 210 pounds / White / Male / Long Hair (Basketball Player). JM

Blake – is your every day, run of the mill, lazy bum. He works. . . really hard at living off of other people. He’s the guy that adopted dating as his business plan. With a chip on his shoulder and a feeling that the world owes him, he constantly seeks power. TM

 

No Name Man  – He has no name but that’s unimportant.  What matters is he is a male anywhere between the ages of 25 to 45 and is clean cut looking.  He must appear to be fastidious and neat.  He gives the impression of having obsessive-compulsive disorder with his perfectly combed hair and pressed, fully buttoned up clothes. CP

 

 

Jordan white American man middle-aged.. he stands about 6’1” and has a nice built statue. Nicely trim black hair. Nicely lookin guy.. His personality is very bold and flurts more than often. He’s very outgoing and needs excitement more than his wife. KS

 

Kingston: A handsome young man age 18-25 who dresses in stylish yet classic clothes. Kingston loves sushi and women. Know as a “player” type, Kingston finally meets his match when he is allured by the fragrance of a beautiful and mysterious young woman who passes him by at the sushi bar. LS

 

 

Nick – A tall muscular young man in his early thirties, late twenties with an appearance that grabs the attention many women.  His charming smile and overall charisma gives him an air of quality. DT

 

Hagan– is a small-framed man of about the age of twenty five to thirty with a strong aura about him.  He has a thin build, but the way he carries himself shows that he has more strength then one could give him credit for.  DT

 

Will – Handsome, well dressed, shy, likes what he sees, but won’t make a move.  (The call for help forces him to respond) CW

 

Mugger – Mean, threatening, sees weak girl as a way to steal a little cash. CW

 

Jock – Big, strong, and handsome. Will transforms into Jock after consuming power drink. CW

 

“Cole” -Male, Caucasian, 20’s – 30’s, physical description irrelevant, wears cargo pants, hiking boots, long sleeve Henley or thermal shirt, hunting knife attached to belt. ZZ

 

“Xander”- (victim, will have to wear makeup) Male, 30’s, wearing jeans, a dark t-shirt, and a plaid flannel shirt tied around his waist, is carrying shoes. ZZ

 

Infected 1 – Male, age irrelevant as is physical description, wearing dirty blood caked clothing. ZZ

 

Infected 1 – Male, age irrelevant as is physical description, wearing dirty blood caked clothing. ZZ

 

Driver“Jefferson”-Male, African American, 30’s – 40’s, wearing slacks and a dress shirt with the sleeves rolled up. Looks very much like a business man having a very bad day. ZZ

 

Woman

Amena– African American age 19-28, very athletic, long hair. DA

 

Mother– African American female, Medium build, Medium cut hair, Preferably between the ages of 35-50. DA

 

Tracie– African American or Puerto-Rican female, age 19-28. Long hair, Very animated. Athletic or Medium build. DA

 

Extras– Three young black girls to serve as jealous upset and pissed off groupies-out for revenge.  JL

Cora – Cora Gabrhanaget is a lonely girl, a social out cast. She had bad acne in high school and was picked on by her classmates. Deciding not to fit in, she went through several musical and clothing styles before settling on anything cheap. TM

 

Valerie– white American lady middle-aged.. she stands tall to about 5’7”. Slim waist short brown hair. She has nice blue eyes with big lips. Her personality is that she is a proud mother very quite and passionate about her family and career. KS

 

Tammy– white American girl in her early 20’s. She about 5’4” long blonde hair with nice brown eyes. Nicely built slim waist, fast type of girl.  Her personality is very outgoing love to party and scheme her way through classes. She also flirts a lot and her personality is mostly described as very entertaining and fun to be around. KS

 

Lily Rose: A tall beautiful young woman age 18-25 who dresses in harajuku style clothing. Lily loves sushi, guys, and of course wearing harajuku lover’s fragrance. She uses the power of her harajuku lover’s fragrance along with her flirtatious personality to attract and allure almost any young man who crosses her path. LS

 

Brenda – A petite young woman in her mid to early twenties. Brenda’s bright personality and determination awards her with a status of an individual with a bright future.

 

 

Tracy – Attractive, well dressed, thinks she may see Mr. Right hopes he will notice her. CW

 

“Jordan”-Female, Caucasian, 20’s – 30’s, physical description irrelevant other than she shouldn’t be overly “girly” and manicured, wearing jeans and hiking boots/shoes, wearing a long sleeve t-shirt and an unbuttoned long sleeve shirt on top. ZZ

 

 

Child

Gem – A small framed girl around the ages of six to seven years of age.  Her adventurous nature smothered by the deadly battles that occur every other day in her house.  Since she was old enough to understand that the man that was supposed to love her mother, her sister, and herself was unloving beyond belief, her soul slowly begin to retreat into a world where she couldn’t believe in the words of the people that said they loved her. DT

 

20
Oct
08

yourACT Newsletter AUDITIONS

CASTING CALL

ACTORS NEEDED for STUDENT VIDEOS
The Art Institute of Atlanta

Wednesday – October 22th, 7-9:30pm Room 100, on the first floor

Monday- October 27th, 6:30-9pm Room 450

Please look for the signs for room location.

This Fall 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!

To schedule an AUDITION, please email Jennie Vaughn and James Lyons at aiaauditions@gmail.com

— 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 3 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 or go to Google Maps or MapQuest for:

6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
100 Embassy Row
Atlanta, GA 30328

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 and James 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

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 or James Lyons aiaauditions@gmail.com

Your #1 choice for professional training in Atlanta!

Bob Harter                                  Della Cole                                 Koko Chalfant

17
Oct
08

Improvisational Studies Program – Whole World Theatre

Program is directed by Eric Goins, Assistant Artistic Director and Mainstage Actor, Whole World Improv Theatre.

—————-

Whole World Improv Theatre has created a program to provide actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditions, values, and methods that make Whole World Improv Theatre unique.

Whole World Improv Theatre is an extremely popular, well-established improv comedy troupe that has been a part of the Atlanta community for 11 years. The troupe offers a wide range of talent and skill to create an UNREHEARSED, live experience, from costumes and set changes to music and story lines, based entirely on audience suggestions. The live improvisational scenes are punctuated with filmed “renegade” clips where audiences watch the troupe interact with the public. This “off the cuff” format provides a unique show with every performance, guaranteeing the show to be relevant to the local culture, current events and, most importantly, the audience in attendance.

The class programs at Whole World Improv Theatre reflect the skill and experience of its highly talented and dedicated team of Whole World instructors. The Improvisation Studies Program will consist of an ongoing educational training program focused on three separate learning platforms, meeting once a week for 2 hours on each assigned day. Candidates can apply and join at any time during the program.

Platform 1 – Intensive Acting for Improv
Interns are trained in the improv technique unique to Whole World Theatre. Work will reinforce grounded, emotional-based acting achieved through self-discovery, self-awareness, focus and trust.
Platform 2 – Basic Improv Games
Building upon a good foundation achieved in Session 1, training will focus on the basic improv games performed at Whole World Improv Theatre. Course will proceed from introduction of each game to development of proficient performance of each game.
Platform 3 – Advanced Improv Games
Moving beyond basic games, interns will begin to learn skills needed to conquer more challenging improv games, including dialects, impersonations and character work.

In addition to each of the above scheduled classes, interns will have a 2-hour “jam” session each week in order to work on the previous week’s lesson in a free, unsupervised environment. We expect actors to begin becoming their own directors and to build an ensemble bond through this experience.

Interns will also be involved in our intern program. All program interns will be expected to intern once a week at one of our theatre spaces. Interns will be trained in production skills and show elements necessary for a successful show (lights, sound, camera, audience suggestion taker, etc.). This time is intended to give a “behind the scenes” look at the driving force behind our dynamic show and to provide an opportunity to be a part of an ensemble production.

Showcase Performance
Beginning in January 2009, the ISP cast will perform a monthly 2-hour improv performance for a live audience on the Whole World Improv Theatre Mainstage to showcase their talent and test their skills in a real show environment.

HOW TO APPLY
Eligibility
All professional and student actors with a high school diploma are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline
Applications are due the 1st of each month a candidate hopes to begin. Download application at http://www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Fees
Application Fee: $50.00. No other fees or costs apply.

Audition Dates
Ongoing

Program Dates
Ongoing
APPLICATION

Please fill out and return this form, along with a headshot, current theatrical resume, letter of recommendation, and a non-refundable, non-waivable $50 application fee (payable by credit card or certified check) to Whole World Theatre Company, Attention: Eric Goins, 1226 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. There are no additional tuition charges for this program.

Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the Whole World Theatre business office at the above address between 10am and 4pm Tuesday through Friday. Applications are due the 1st of each month a candidate hopes to begin. (For example: Applicants hoping to join the program in February must have their application submitted with payment by February 1) All applications received after the first of each month will be considered with the following month’s submitted applications.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

NAME:

ADDRESS
(permanent):

EMAIL:

TELEPHONE:

Daytime: (_____)                                                                 Evening: (____)

DATE OF BIRTH:   ______/______/______

EDUCATION:

Please list all colleges/universities from which you hold a degree and all training programs attended.

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

OTHER TRAINING:

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Please type or print your responses to the following questions on a separate piece of paper and attach to your application.

1.    Why have you chosen Whole World Improv Theatre as a place to pursue further training?

2.    Who or what have been major sources of inspiration to you in your work?

AUDITION:

Dates:    Auditions will be scheduled by the 15th of each month.

Based on the applications, we will be scheduling auditions with selected applicants. Specific information on the format, schedule, and location of the auditions will follow the receipt of your application. The above dates are subject to change.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US:

�    Friend
�    College Professor
�    Whole World Theatre staff visit your school
�    The Sunday Paper
�    Website
�    Poster
�    Other:

APPLICATION FEE:

An application fee of $50 is due with your completed application.

This application fee is non-refundable and non-waivable, and no application will be processed without receipt of this payment.

METHOD OF PAYMENT:

_____ Certified Check (payable to Whole World Theatre Company)

We CANNOT accept a personal check or money order.

_____ Credit Card:

Name on Card:

Type of Card:  ___________        Card #: _________________________________

Exp. Date: _____________        Last 3 digits on back of card: __________________

Signature:

STATEMENT OF AGREEMENT:

I certify that all the information in this application is true to the best of my knowledge.

I have read and agree to all terms of this application.

Signature

Please review the following before mailing/dropping off your application.

APPLICATION CHECKLIST:

�     Completed and signed application
�      Letter of recommendation
(Please indicate if mailed separately)
�    Headshot (photo) and resume
�    $50 application fee (certified check or credit card)

17
Oct
08

Improvisation Studies Program – Whole World Theatre

Program is directed by Eric Goins, Assistant Artistic Director and Mainstage Actor, Whole World Improv Theatre.

———–

Whole World Improv Theatre has created a program to provide actors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the traditions, values, and methods that make Whole World Improv Theatre unique.

Whole World Improv Theatre is an extremely popular, well-established improv comedy troupe that has been a part of the Atlanta community for 11 years. The troupe offers a wide range of talent and skill to create an UNREHEARSED, live experience, from costumes and set changes to music and story lines, based entirely on audience suggestions. The live improvisational scenes are punctuated with filmed “renegade” clips where audiences watch the troupe interact with the public. This “off the cuff” format provides a unique show with every performance, guaranteeing the show to be relevant to the local culture, current events and, most importantly, the audience in attendance.

The class programs at Whole World Improv Theatre reflect the skill and experience of its highly talented and dedicated team of Whole World instructors. The Improvisation Studies Program will consist of an ongoing educational training program focused on three separate learning platforms, meeting once a week for 2 hours on each assigned day. Candidates can apply and join at any time during the program.

Platform 1 – Intensive Acting for Improv
Interns are trained in the improv technique unique to Whole World Theatre. Work will reinforce grounded, emotional-based acting achieved through self-discovery, self-awareness, focus and trust.
Platform 2 – Basic Improv Games
Building upon a good foundation achieved in Session 1, training will focus on the basic improv games performed at Whole World Improv Theatre. Course will proceed from introduction of each game to development of proficient performance of each game.
Platform 3 – Advanced Improv Games
Moving beyond basic games, interns will begin to learn skills needed to conquer more challenging improv games, including dialects, impersonations and character work.

In addition to each of the above scheduled classes, interns will have a 2-hour “jam” session each week in order to work on the previous week’s lesson in a free, unsupervised environment. We expect actors to begin becoming their own directors and to build an ensemble bond through this experience.

Interns will also be involved in our intern program. All program interns will be expected to intern once a week at one of our theatre spaces. Interns will be trained in production skills and show elements necessary for a successful show (lights, sound, camera, audience suggestion taker, etc.). This time is intended to give a “behind the scenes” look at the driving force behind our dynamic show and to provide an opportunity to be a part of an ensemble production.

Showcase Performance
Beginning in January 2009, the ISP cast will perform a monthly 2-hour improv performance for a live audience on the Whole World Improv Theatre Mainstage to showcase their talent and test their skills in a real show environment.

HOW TO APPLY
Eligibility
All professional and student actors with a high school diploma are encouraged to apply.

Application Deadline
Applications are due the 1st of each month a candidate hopes to begin. Download application at http://www.wholeworldtheatre.com

Fees
Application Fee: $50.00. No other fees or costs apply.

Audition Dates
Ongoing

Program Dates
Ongoing
APPLICATION

Please fill out and return this form, along with a headshot, current theatrical resume, letter of recommendation, and a non-refundable, non-waivable $50 application fee (payable by credit card or certified check) to Whole World Theatre Company, Attention: Eric Goins, 1226 Spring Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30309. There are no additional tuition charges for this program.

Applications may be mailed or dropped off at the Whole World Theatre business office at the above address between 10am and 4pm Tuesday through Friday. Applications are due the 1st of each month a candidate hopes to begin. (For example: Applicants hoping to join the program in February must have their application submitted with payment by February 1) All applications received after the first of each month will be considered with the following month’s submitted applications.

PERSONAL INFORMATION:

NAME:

ADDRESS
(permanent):

EMAIL:

TELEPHONE:

Daytime: (_____)                                                                 Evening: (____)

DATE OF BIRTH:   ______/______/______

EDUCATION:

Please list all colleges/universities from which you hold a degree and all training programs attended.

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

INSTITUTION:                       DEGREE:                 DATE:

OTHER TRAINING:

PERSONAL PROFILE:

Please type or print your responses to the following questions on a separate piece of paper and attach to your application.

1.    Why have you chosen Whole World Improv Theatre as a place to pursue further training?

2.    Who or what have been major sources of inspiration to you in your work?

AUDITION:

Dates:    Auditions will be scheduled by the 15th of each month.

Based on the applications, we will be scheduling auditions with selected applicants. Specific information on the format, schedule, and location of the auditions will follow the receipt of your application. The above dates are subject to change.

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT US:

�    Friend
�    College Professor
�    Whole World Theatre staff visit your school
�    The Sunday Paper
�    Website
�    Poster
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04
Oct
08

Charles Van Eman Classes

Charles Van Eman is offering a 7 week scene study class Tuesday
nights from 7pm – 10:30pm.  The class will run 10/7 – 11/18/08 in Buckhead.
The fee for the class is $250.00

Actors will:

Gain insight into their strengths as actors
Receive thorough, detailed feedback
Be encouraged to take risks in their work

To confirm a spot and get other details please email.
cwvan2@yahoo.com

03
Oct
08

Classes @ Ken’s Creative Studios

Master Acting Class with Ken Feinberg

Session 1- Business and Marketing
Dates: Tuesdays October 7 &14
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $100

Business and Marketing: What are you selling? How are you selling it? And how can I make it easier for agents, casting directors and producers to buy what I’m selling. In this class you will learn about business and marketing skills for actors. Develop your own personal marketing plan and design the necessary tools to implement that strategy.

 

Session 2- Audition and Performance on camera 
Dates: Tuesdays October 21 for 4 weeks 
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $200

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.

Unlocking Your Emotional Tool Kit
Instructor: Tom Thon 
Friday, October 10 

Investment: $75 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.

Script Analysis Class
Instructor: Tom Thon 
Friday October 17 

Investment: $75 Limited to 8 students

This course explores the script as a map to your acting destination. It will help you define and use the following tools: Divisions of a script, text clues, turning points and stage directions; Analyzing environment, character, relationship and goals; and applying actors choices.

Ongoing Meisner for Film 
Instructor: Vince Pisani 

Dates:  Ongoing, Monday evenings
Time: 7 PM to 10 PM
Investment: $99 per month

This class develops consistency and strengthens your on-camera audition and performance skills. The foundation of Meisner is creating strong skills in the areas of visualization, preparation and execution. The curriculum rotates between audition for film, scene work for film, exercises, comedy, drama and more.

02
Oct
08

Kingdom Christian Film Festival Opens at Stonecrest Mall

The first annual Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival (KCFF) will be held Thursday, October 9th – Saturday, October 11th at the Stonecrest Mall in Lithonia, Georgia.  Under the conference theme, “Reach, Teach & Inspire”, weekend activities will include screenings of shorts, features and documentaries with faith and inspirational themes, including a preview of an upcoming documentary on  Rev. A.D. King (Martin Luther King Jr.’s brother), and his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement.  In addition panel discussions will probe the challenge of producing and distributing faith-based films. 

 

KCFF, the brainchild of Driven Film Developers Audrey Thomas and Joe Williams, offers a forum for independent faith-based filmmakers to screen films that promote and inspire Christian teachings and values.  Organizers of the festival have received an impressive line-up of films from around the country and Europe.  An Awards presentation will close out the Festival on Saturday evening, with a Special Preview Screening of
“The Secret Life of Bees”, starring Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Dakota Fanning.

 

Screenings will be held at the AMC Theater at Stonecrest. 
For information on the festival, including registration and sponsorship, visit: www.kingdomwood.com 

02
Oct
08

Student Scholarship Deadline This Friday

Women in Film & Television Atlanta 

STUDENT TUITION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

$1,500 Student Tuition Scholarship Program Now Accepting Applicants for 2008!  
Each year Women in Film and Television Atlanta is dedicated to providing scholarship opportunities to deserving female student members based on their academic standing, artistic talents and commitment to a film-based curriculum.  

To qualify applicants:

  • Must be a member of Women in Film & Television Atlanta*
  • Must be female
  • Must be a student majoring in, or whose primary field of study is film or video
    at an accredited Georgia 4 yr. college or university
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
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Application forms and additional submission requirements are NOW AVAILABLE online at http://www.wifta.org.
All applications must be received by October 3, 2008.  The recipient of this year’s scholarship will be honored at the 34th Anniversary Gala of Women in Film & Television Atlanta on October 16, 2008.  

*New Student Members – join WIFTA between now and September 30th and you’ll receive $10 off the regular student membership rate and qualify for the 2008 Scholarship program!
02
Oct
08

Women in Film Gala

Thursday, October 16th, 2008

Emory Conference Center Hotel
1615 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA

Prepare for an exciting evening as we honor phenomenal women, within our membership and local community, who stand out above the rest and continue to inspire us to reach new heights of professional achievement!  

The 34th Anniversary Gala will include a cocktail reception, dinner, and awards ceremony.  The Awards Ceremony honors exceptional individuals who have made valuable contributions to advancing the role of women in the film and television industry.  Our 2008 Honorees are extraordinary women who epitomize success and have made significant contributions to the local film industry.  Join us in celebrating the outstanding accomplishments of this year’s honorees.
Register TODAY for this Spectacular Event!

Tickets: $75 for WIFTA Members, $100 for Non-Members,
Corporate Tables $900 (for tables of 10)

 

 

Reception 6pm, Dinner and Awards Ceremony 7pm

01
Oct
08

SAG Strike Info – courtesy of GPP

 

SAG STRIKE UPDATE
NEW YORK — SAG is set to move a step closer to striking.The guild’s negotiating committee is expected to approve a measure Wednesday asking for the rank and file’s approval for a work stoppage, and the measure probably will pass, according to SAG sources with knowledge of the meeting.A spokeswoman for the guild confirmed that negotiating committee would meet but said she did not know the meeting’s agenda.

MembershipFirst — the dominant political party in Hollywood that favors a hard-line stance toward producers — recently lost its majority status on the guild’s national board to a consortium of factions in Hollywood, New York and the regional branches that favor a more moderate approach. However, MembershipFirst still controls nine of the 13 votes on the negotiating committee, making the measure’s passage likely, if not certain. During the summer, the guild’s national executive committee gave the negotiating committee the authority to seek strike authorization.

The move toward a strike comes after guild national president Alan Rosenberg and national executive director Doug Allen sent a letter Monday to three top executives — Disney’s Robert Iger, News Corp.’s Peter Chernin and AMPTP president Nick Counter — asking to reopen negotiations. That offer was rebuffed by Counter, who is the chief negotiator for the major studios and production companies.

Allen issued a statement Tuesday about Counter’s rejection: “We are disappointed to hear that the employers and their AMPTP representatives are refusing to engage in the process necessary to complete a deal. We do not believe that their rejection of our reasonable request is in the best interests of our members or the industry. Our national negotiating committee will be meeting later this week to consider management’s response.”

Several more steps would have to happen before a work stoppage would take effect, but one national board member said the fact that guild leaders would consider a strike while the national economy is foundering shows the desperate shape they are in after months of negotiations, which have yet to produce a deal.

“The only people that seem to be oblivious to the condition of the United States of America right now and the financial situation that we’re in are Doug Allen, Alan Rosenberg, and MembershipFirst,” said the source. “The idea that we would be going on strike now is absurd in Fellini proportions.”

Entertainment labor attorney Scott Witlin of Akin Gump in Los Angeles agreed, pointing out that SAG’s leadership is doing this before the first board meeting with its new members.

“This is a direct result of the fact that MembershipFirst has lost power and they’re trying to act as a lame duck and pass something that the new leadership would not authorize,” said Witlin, who represents mostly producers in labor and employment contracts. “It’s just a cynical attempt by the group that was in office to set policy beyond their terms of office.”

If the measure passes, a referendum would be sent to members; 75% would have to approve the authorization before the national board could call for a work stoppage. A simple majority of the board would then have to approve a strike. Although the new board will not be officially seated until the third week of October, it is doubtful that a referendum could be sent out to members and voted on before then.

It also is uncertain whether three-fourths of guild members would support a strike. Not only are many still recovering from the effects of the 100-day writers strike, which stretched from November-February, but film production across the country — which had been booming because of generous state tax incentives — has slowed in regions outside of Hollywood because of the stalled contract talks.

Additionally, in the recent election, members voted out many board members who sit on the negotiating committee, including its chair David Jolliffe, in favor of the challenging faction, Unite for Strength. The members of the negotiating committee, however, remained unchanged because technically they still are in negotiations on a new contract.

The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers issued its final offer to the guild June 30. SAG made a counteroffer that was rejected. Since then, Rosenberg and Allen have maintained that they have had informal, back-channel discussions with studio heads, but guild sources and sources close to producers say those conversations have not taken place.

Witlin said the studios hold the cards right now.

“If they get strike authorization, almost certainly the (AMPTP’s) final offer comes off the table, and when SAG comes back, asking for a deal, anything that the employer will give them will be a worse deal,” he said. “If they don’t get strike authorization, then they’ve completely squandered their bargaining power because management will know there is no strike, and they’ll force them to take a deal.”

SAG polled its members in September on whether they wanted the negotiating committee to push for a better contract or accept the AMPTP’s offer “as is.” The result was 87%, or 8,987 members, voted to keep talking. However, of the 103,630 paid-up SAG members who were sent the poll, only about 10% responded.

 

 

 

01
Oct
08

Charles Van Eman is offering a 7 week scene study class

Tuesday nights from 7pm – 10:30pm.  The class will run 10/7 – 11/18/08 in Buckhead.

The fee for the class is $250.00

 

Actors will:

 

Gain insight into their strengths as actors

Receive thorough, detailed feedback

Be encouraged to take risks in their work

 

To confirm a spot and get other details please email. 

cwvan2@yahoo.com