Archive for October, 2008


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:

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, Thanks for your support!


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


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


Georgia Lawyers for the Arts 2008 Gala

Date:  Friday, November 7, 2008
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.

Individual Tickets are $100. 
For more details visit:




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 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



A Taste of Georgia – Nov 6th


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

Contact Tia Powell
[p] 404-633-1779


$35 per ticket. Non-Member Rate
$25 per ticket. GPP Member Rate (Login Required)


Show Your Support for Lend Me An Ear – Tonight!



The 5th Annual “Lend Me An Ear!”

Monday, October 27
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 Seating is first come, first served. There is public parking at Crawford Long Hospital across the street from the theater.

Directions are at


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!






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.





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 <>

— 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:

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 <>

Auditions-Fall 08




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



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




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