Archive for November, 2008

25
Nov
08

Invasion Christmas Carol @ Dad’s Garage

Invasion Christmas Carol @ Dad's Garage

Invasion Christmas Carol @ Dad

Invasion: Christmas Carol
Concept by The Dad’s Garage Improv Ensemble

Directed by Dan Triandiflou

In true Dad’s Garage tradition, here comes another alternative holiday production that you can’t see anywhere else! This year the award-winning Dad’s Garage Improv Ensemble will be skewering the quintessential Christmas play Charles Dickens’s – A Christmas Carol.

In this improvised full-length play, you’ll see your favorite Dickensian characters acting in ways that might not be so familiar as our seasoned improvisers create a whole new holiday experience before your very eyes. A different show every evening, the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge’s past will be played by a different ‘invader’ (unknown to the cast) each night. Be it a visit from an astronaut, Julio Iglesias, or Mr. T – it’s up to the cast to roll with whatever surprises they’re dealt with. And, to add to the fun, the ghost of Christmas present will be played by an audience member plucked straight from the seats during the show. It could be you! So, join us for a new Holiday tradition that will have you laughing so hard it washes all of the ‘Bah Humbugs’ away.

Watch the trailer for Invasion: Christmas Carol on YouTube. Please note, it contains profanity and therefore might not be appropriate to watch in certain environments.

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24
Nov
08

More Babies…!

We need more submissions for babies!

If you or someone you know has a babie that is 1-8 months old please send us pictures ASAP.  Since babies grow so fast we prefer a digital picture taken the same day you submit.

Please send all submissions to Deborah Owensby, deborah@houghtontalent.com

24
Nov
08

Vouchers and Payments

When you work a job, ANY job, please make sure to take a voucher with you and get it filled out.  This is your acting “time card” and what we use to verify your hours and make sure you get paid.  All vouchers should be filled in carefully and clearly so we can make sense of them.  Each one has three pieces that are carbon copies, one goes to production, one you keep for your records, and one is returned to us.  This needs to be done WITHIN 24 HOURS of the date you worked.

We’ve had a few issues with payment lately that would have been easily cleared up if the voucher’s were handled correctly.  We have been unable to invoice clients and/or unable to issue checks to you, the talent, because vouchers weren’t turned in, were turned in late or wrong, or were filled in incorrectly.  In economic times such as these I know everyone wants to get paid as soon as possible so make sure you do your part!

Also, if you have billing inquiries please direct them to htpayments@gmail.com.  Once an agent finishes the paperwork on a job and turns it in to billing they are not in charge of receiving that payment from the client, which is why they usually cannot immediately answer your questions when you call asking about them.  However emailing htpayments@gmail.com will go immediately to Gail and our book keeper Maynita and ALL inquiries will be read and dealt with, so if you have an issue please use this email address.  Phone inquiries about billing should be directed to extension 206.

Thanks,

Gail Houghton

Houghton Voucher for Download

Houghton Voucher

Houghton Voucher

24
Nov
08

Casting for FSU Graduate Thesis Films

The FSU film school is having auditions here in Atlanta December 4th and 5th at the Alliance theatre for their graduate student thesis films. All films are non-paying but they will handle all travel and hotel accommodations as well as supply you with the film for the reel. I’ve attached the announcement to this posting and I’ve quoted more info below. Please contact the client directly:

There are 17, 10-15 minute short films that we are looking to cast for so this is a large opportunity for actors to build up their reel and showcase their talents. The films will be shot in Tallahassee as well as surrounding areas. I’ve attached our flier for the auditions, that will be held on Dec. 4-5, from 9-5, at the Alliance Theatre. Attached you will find 2 versions of the breakdowns for all of the shows; one of them is a list of all of them compiled together, the other is them on individual pages should you prefer to print it out that way. On these you will find the shooting dates for each of the shows.

We are requesting that emails regarding scheduling an audition are sent to: fsuthesiscasting@gmail.com by December 2nd.  Like I said on the phone when the actors come in for the audition they can choose the sides for the movie they’re interested in reading for however later on they will be considered for all the films. The breakdowns are also available on breakdownexpress if any of the actors would like to check them out there. Also, the school will cover travel and lodging expenses for actors if they are cast however these are nonpaying roles seeing as they are student films. Let me know if you need any more info from me.  Thanks,

Sylvia K. Dudzinska
Casting Director
FSU Film School
407-797-1102

Breakdown by Show

Casting Breakdowns by List

19
Nov
08

CASTING CALL FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION

CASTING CALL FOR THEATRE PRODUCTION

Twisted Wing Productions is holding auditions for its upcoming presentation of THE AFFAIR on November 22, 2008 from 9am to noon.

The following roles are available:

“Rebel” Female, late-twenties, beautiful.

“Paul” Thirties, handsome, Rebel’s husband.

Rehearsals begin mid December and run 2 per week. The show will be held on February 7, 2008 at the newly renovated Strand Theatre in Marietta, Georgia.

We need experienced and dedicated actors. Please submit your headshot and resume to jamie.wingler@bbandblaw.com. We will contact you for an appointment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call my cell at 770-715-5784.

Thanks,

Jamie S. Wingler
Of Counsel
Bentley, Bentley & Bentley
241 Washington Avenue, N.E.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Telephone: (770) 422-2300
Facsimile: (770) 424-5820
http://www.bbandblaw.com

19
Nov
08

Hilarious Video

I’m sure many of you will be able to appreciate this:

The Auditioner from Kate on Vimeo.

19
Nov
08

WIFTA: Breakthroughs in Selling Nationall and Globally

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Women in Film and Television Atlanta
proudly presents a joint program with
MCA-I Atlanta
on
Thursday, November 20th, 2008*
at Luckyfish Studios

Topic: Breakthroughs in Selling Nationally and Globally
Presented By: Sue Ellen Reager of @International Services

Break out of the “selling locally” mindset. Expand your sales to attract more global clientele.
Offer your projects, services and content in multiple languages around the world.  Sell your footage on-line, and translate your media.  Discover affordable software for “internationalizing” your media, auto-subtitling and multilingual presentations of your products and services.  Create international partnerships.

Sue Ellen Reager, CEO of @International Services, will introduce a new world filled with opportunities for success.
International Services brings new software products – developed specifically for multimedia professionals, to provide direct personal one-on-one access to more than 90 countries and help you generate partnerships around the world.
http://www.internationalservices.com

Time*: 6:00PM Networking Reception with Italian Food & Beverages (Beer & Wine)
7:00PM – 8:00 PM Program

RSVP REQUIRED BY NOVEMBER 19th TO:
wifta.rsvp@gmail.com

WIFTA & MCA-I Members are FREE, Non-members are $15.00
(cash, credit card or checks accepted)

Location:
Luckyfish Studios | 161 Mangum Street, SW | Suite 101 | Atlanta, GA 30313 | 404-659-1001

Luckyfish Studios is a visual style agency committed to telling engaging stories
and creating insightful change through strong strategy and of course, beautifully crafted visuals.
http://www.luckyfish.tv

* PLEASE NOTE – The date of this month’s program will be held on a THURSDAY instead of our usual Wednesday and the time of this month’s meeting will be 6:00pm vs. 6:30pm and will end at 8pm vs. 8:30pm.

MCA-I Atlanta (Media Communications Association-International) is a global community that provides opportunities for networking, members only benefits, forums for education, and the resources for information to media professionals.  For more information about MCA-I go to http://www.mca-i.org