Archive for February, 2009

28
Feb
09

Hollywood Voice-Over Coach to conduct 2 Day Intensive Workshop!

In the Regional market, Voice-Over training is very hard to find. And many agents will not send you out for voice-over auditions until you have some training in that area!
That is why on March 21 & 22, one of Hollywood’s top voice-over coaches and casting directors will be at The Actors Scene for a 2 day weekend Intensive!
Tony Gonzales, formerly of Walt Disney Animation Casting will be teaching a 2 day intensive voice over class! Students will work on real voice over scripts and will receive a demo of their work! Students should bring in a flash drive to record their work.
On the first day of the workshop, Tony will give important tips and advice about the technical aspects of voice overs and voice over audition. He will also work with students on scripts and various voices. Students will then take home scripts and implement Tony’s suggestions.
The second day, students will get to perform scripts utilizing the suggestions from the day before and Tony will give further advice and suggestions. Tony brings in all voice over equipment so students actually get to practice with microphones and equipment so they are more prepared for voice-over auditions.

Since Voice-over training is SO limited in our area, this class will fill up fast! Very limited space in each time block.  Remember, this is a two day class so you come both days at the time block for your age.

Read below for more details!

2 Day Intensive Voice Over Class
With LA Coach Tony Gonzales

Tony Gonzales is a freelance voice-over director and casting associate with ties to major voiceover agencies in Hollywood. His experience in the casting process has given him an ear for what casting directors are looking for and what stands out! His consulting and coaching expertise is sought out by talent nation wide.
Tony has worked on American Dragon: Jake Long, Dave the Barbarian, The Buzz on Maggie, Brandy & Mr Whiskers, Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce GO, Nick Jr’s –Olivia, And recently cast and directed Disney Channel Games online, Kabillion.com, and is currently finishing work on three new cartoon shows.
Formerly of Walt Disney Animation Casting, Tony also works on casting independent projects throughout Hollywood.
To learn more about Tony, please visit his webpage: http://www.kidsvo.com
2 Day Intensive!

Sat and Sun

March 21 & 22
Ages 6-10         10am-1pm
Ages 11-16       1:30-4:30pm
Ages 17 & Up   5pm-8pm
Student Pricing: $200
Non Student Pricing: $225
Space is very limited! Register online: www.theactorsscene.com
Call to Register 770-904-6646

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28
Feb
09

The Voiceover Master Intensive for Established Talent/Marice Tobias

 

 

 

 

                                                 Marice Tobias

     TOBIAS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

                           Presents

                         

 “Better, Faster, Now”       

The Voiceover Master Intensive for Established Talent

    Focus: Promo/Trailer/Commercial/Narration

                 

               New York: March 28th & 29th

 

  Agents, managers and producers told us:

    “Staying  in  the game means upping your game,

 being able to shift gears on a dime, nail the read with

      your own spin and know the current trends.”

                  

            The more chips you have on the table,

              the more chances you have to win.

                   

      Limit 12 participants: Industry referral required.

              New attendees: 775. Returning: 650*.

                      No host dinner Sat. night

            drinks & kumbaya (just kidding) Sunday evening

 

                 Private sessions available 3/20-3/27.

 

                             CHECK OR PAYPAL

              Payable: Tobias Entertainment Group

PO Box 15396, Beverly Hills, CA 90209

PAYPAL: tobiasent@tobiasent.com

 

We welcome

CEM: Creative Entertainment Management

our new marketing and business development team

    503.246.2239

Please call ASAP:  events book quickly

 

*in a calendar year

28
Feb
09

New Standup Comedy Workshop with Manny Oliveira

A new Standup Comedy Workshop with Manny Oliveira (www.mannyoliveira.com) will begin on
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at YourAct (www.youract.tv) from 7-10PM.

Classes will meet every Tuesday for five (5) weeks with a Showcase Performance at
The Punchline (www.punchline.com) on Monday, April 13, 2009 at 8PM.

For registration and information call YourAct at (404) 499-9996.

Workshop limited to 15 students!

Hope you can be there!

Manny
http://www.mannyoliveira.com

26
Feb
09

from women in film

A Powerful Noise Live – March 5th
Executive produced by Sheila C. Johnson, “A Powerful Noise” takes you inside the lives of three women from different countries to witness their daily efforts to fight HIV/AIDS, champion girls’ education and unite ethnically divided communities. The presentation will conclude with a live panel of renowned advocates discussing how women, equipped with proper resources, have the power to help families and entire communities escape poverty.
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A POWERFUL NOISE Live will appear in 450 movie theatres across the United States. This one-night event will feature the acclaimed documentary followed by a town hall discussion broadcast live from New York City to each theatre.
The live panel also will include former U.S. Secretary of State and Principal of The Albright Group LLC Madeleine K. Albright, actress and activist Natalie Portman, CARE president and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle; CARE advocate for maternal health and contributing editor for Marie Claire Christy Turlington Burns; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times columnist and acclaimed author Nicholas Kristof
For more info or to purchase tickets: Click Here  
25
Feb
09

Casting director feedback on ill prepared actors

In the interest of letting you guys know what the feedback is from Casting Directors, here’s a note we received about a casting today that points out how important it is to be prepared, and how many people are counting on you to do so.  Not showing up ready to go is a poor reflection on you/your agency and costs the casting director valuable time as well as money.  Your reputation suffers and you take the opportunity from someone else who would happily devote the time necessary to bring their best game to the audition. 

 

PLEASE TELL ME THAT YOU HAVE TOLD YOUR TALENT WHICH ROLES THEY ARE READING FOR (we did tell our talent, by the way).  ABOUT 50% OF THE FOLKS AUDITIONING TODAY DID NOT KNOW THEIR ROLE.  FOR TOMORROW, DON’T SEND ANYONE WHO DOESN’T TAKE THE TIME TO PREPARE. THIS IS A HUGE JOB THAT I WAS HOPING TO SHOW THE CLIENT THAT ATLANTA HAD GOOD TALENT AS THEY ARE CASTING THIS IN LA AND NY. 

 

I’M KEEPING A LIST OF NAMES TO LET YOU KNOW WHO WAS ILL PREPARED.

25
Feb
09

a few openings left…

A new Standup Comedy Workshop with Manny Oliveira (www.mannyoliveira.com) will begin on
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at YourAct (www.youract.tv) from 7-10PM.

Classes will meet every Tuesday for five (5) weeks with a Showcase Performance at
The Punchline (www.punchline.com) on Monday, April 6, 2009 at 8PM.

For registration and information call YourAct at (404) 499-9996.

Workshop limited to 15 students!

Hope you can be there!

Thanks again,
Manny
http://www.mannyoliveira.com

25
Feb
09

Five out of state’s 13 current movie projects in Coweta The Newnan Times-Herald By: Jeff Bishop

Moviemaking is really humming along in Georgia, and especially in Coweta County, where five out of the state’s 13 current film and TV projects are currently under way. Ken Stewart, commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, told a Coweta gathering Tuesday that film and television are an important part of Georgia’s economy, and that is more true today than ever before. Stewart addressed the Newnan-Coweta Chamber of Commerce at the monthly breakfast held at the Central Educational Center. “The TV and film industry in Georgia has grown substantially, thanks to House Bill 1100,” Stewart said. The 2008 bill amends Article 2, Chapter 7 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia, revising and changing the income tax credit with respect to qualified film, video, or digital productions — effectively giving production companies tax breaks for filming in Georgia. “We now have some very competitive incentives in place,” Stewart said. That’s allowed Georgia to get back into the game, regaining the position it held in the early 1990s, when Georgia was a much sought-after filming location. “At one time, Georgia was right up there with New York and California,” said Stewart. Then incentives lured film crews to places like North Carolina and Canada. Luckily, Coweta County has the infrastructure in place to capitalize on these new incentives, said Stewart. RiverWood Studios in Senoia is one prime example. “You have five different productions going on in Coweta County right now,” said Stewart, including a Woody Harreslon zombie movie and a major motion picture starring Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek and Robert Duvall. “Your slope is like this, right now,” he said, his hand pointing upward. “You’re seeing a substantial increase.” In film and TV, Stewart said, “it’s all about incentives.” Stewart predicted that Georgia will emerge from the current economic downturn more quickly than other areas of the country. “Georgia is well positioned to come out of this downturn faster, relative to the competition,” he said. “We’re very diversified here. We’re not all invested in one segment of the economy… We will begin steadily working our way out of this.”