Archive for May, 2009

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May
09

Reminder Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camp Developed For The Serious Actor in Nashville, Tennessee

DATES: 
J
UNE: 8th – 12th, 2009 
JULY: 6th – 10th, 2009
AUGUST: 3rd – 7th, 2009
Monday thru Friday 9AM to 5PM
PRICE: 1 Week Session: $395.00Discount for siblings – Please inquire if interested.

Discount for past students – Please inquire if interested.

This fun, but intense, acting camp will be conducted 1 week out of each month (June, July, & August). This is the same curriculum, but offered each month for your convenience. Each 1-week session is $395.00.

At the request of Talent Agencies, Casting Director, Regina Moore has developed a remarkable week of training in the areas children will be asked to perform as a professional Actor.

“I decided to focus on what work is available to children in this market. I then put together a week dedicated to training the children in commercials, monologues / theater, film / television, script-critique, auditioning, improvisational acting, voice-over technique, and more… “Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camps was developed for the serious actor between 7 to 17 years of age. “As a Casting Director, I see children with enormous amounts of potential, yet there’s little training available that’s focused enough to discover and develop it”.

 Regina Moore

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REPLY WITH THIS INFORMATION:
SPECIFY ON CHECK, WHICH MONTH(S) YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR. FILL OUT REGISTRATION FORM ON WEBSITE. MOORECASTING.COM  

Send check to: 
Moore Casting
417 Welshwood Drive Suite 109
Nashville Tennessee 37211

CAMP FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
4 to 6 year old Camp – 1/2 Day
DATE: July 20th – 24th, 2009
Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 12 Noon
PRICE: 325.00

30
May
09

NY Chapter of Women in Film invites all WIFT members to submit their shorts

NYWIFT at 2009 Hampton’s International Film Festival—CALL FOR ENTRIES

To The Point: Women Telling Stories Through The Media will host a screening of short films made by Women In Film and Television members from around the world at the 17th Annual Hamptons International Film Festival.

A joint venture of the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF) and New York Women In Film & Television (NYWIFT), To The Point is in its seventh year of screenings. This series gives voice to the creative visions of women through film and video, including narrative, documentary, animation and experimental works.

NYWIFT invites its members, as well as members from our U.S. and international sister chapters, to submit their short films, no more than 20 minutes in length. Please download and fill out the 2009 HIFF application (link is above in the right hand corner) and forward two copies to our office in New York along with two DVD or VHS copies of your work. The deadline for submissions is July 13, 2009.

ABOUT HAMPTONS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Now entering its 17th year, The Hamptons International Film Festival was founded to provide a forum for independent filmmakers from around the world to express their vision. The Festival is traditionally held for five days in mid-October in theatre venues from Montauk to Southampton and attracts roughly 15,000 visitors annually. At least twenty countries are represented in the slate of roughly 100 films that are showcased each year, with an awards package worth over $200,000. The festival continues to play a part in the awards season, with the 2008 edition featuring eventual Best Picture winners of the Academy Award, Golden Globe and Independent Spirit Award. 

Click Here to Download Application

29
May
09

Head Shot Power Test – June 2nd

Atlanta photographer John Scott Randall is offering a great deal for anyone interested in updating their head shots.  This coming Tuesday (June 2nd) he is teaming up with make-up artist Stephen Mancuso to offer a two look (one top change) head shot session including online proofing and digital retouching (on one image from each look) for only $275.  Normally this package is $350, so the savings are tremendous and the quality speaks for itself.  You can check out more of John Scott’s work online, and can reach him to book your slot at 404.218.9516 or jsrandall@mac.com.  There are limited spaces, so get in touch ASAP to reserve your slot.  www.johnscottrandall.com

29
May
09

Casting Notice – Actors needed for no budget/ non-SAG production.

Synopsis:  “The Family” is a dark comedy about a dinner party gone awry when a young man, brings his fiancée home for the first time.

Production will take place July 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.

Roles:
Mrs. Adams (mid to late 40’s):  (Requires a very strong actor)…she is the proud matriarch of the family…Strikingly Beautiful Latino woman showing some signs of age perhaps.  Strong ethnic look…black/dark hair.

Nathan (mid 20’s to early 30’s):  Extremely handsome & very masculine.  Preferably Caucasian – (or could be of Indian Descent)

Rachel (mid 20’s to early 30’s): Extremely beautiful dark skinned black woman.

Please…Only legitimate actors reply.
Please email headshot and resume to: sendemailasap@gmail.com

28
May
09

additional dates for Pinter’s Landscape and Dumb Waiter

Thurs May 28, Sat May 30, Sat June 13, Mon June 15 (Industry Night), Thurs June 18.

All shows at 8pm

PushPush Theater, Decatur

Suggested Donation

(Landscape is an AEA members’ Project Code presentation)

For more info go to www.pushpushtheater.com

28
May
09

F.A.A.M.E Arts summer performing arts camp 2009

F.A.A.M.E Arts summer performing arts camp 2009 is gearing up to be yet  another magical experience for young people, ages 6-16 here at Woodland Charter ES. 

F.A.A.M.E. Arts Camp is a wonderful place for talented youth to spread their  artful wings in the heart of Sandy Springs.  
We are founded upon the principal, “ACTING OUT CHARACTERS TO BUILD CHARACTER.”  

For more info:  http://faame.weebly.com

You can also find the link on the school’s  website.
An explanation of fees are on the ABOUT US link on our website.
 
FYI:
No registration fee before April 1st
To reserve your  child’s spot, click on the “shop” link on the website to pay your deposit.
 
After visting the website, if you have any further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us again.  If you need any financial assistance, please send an inquiry through the site or reply here.
 
Thanks again,
 
The F.A.A.M.E. Arts Team
27
May
09

Need a Retired judge

Hi.  We are looking for a retired judge for a commercial.  Cannot be an actor.  If any of you know someone who’d be right, please let us know, ASAP.  Thanks!

27
May
09

Mike Pniewski and Eric Saperston offering one of a kind workshop that’s not just for actors! Do What You Love. Love What You Do.

Coming together for one exciting day, skilled, competent leaders are being given the opportunity to write, produce, direct and star in the life they’ve always imagined for themselves. These leaders are transforming their own unique hero’s journey into an action packed, thrill seeking feature film. 

In this production, the main character (the person writing the script) has the power to design exactly how he or she would like their cinematic adventure to be successfully fulfilled. When designing your cinematic journey think about the platform that will instill life into your character and the world in which he or she will live in. Who would you transform your character into? Where would you go? How would get there? Who or what would stop you from fulfilling your journey? How would you overcome obstacles? Who would offer you guidance? What would your life look and feel like? What mark will you leave? 

The stars in this course will have all the creativity, imagination, intelligence, thoughtfulness, ingenuity and charisma evoked by your most beloved leading man or woman. With these unique qualities, you will be given the opportunity to create and design your life’s story into an award-winning feature film, in which the starring character is the role you know you were born to play. Using the template of Joseph Campbell’s A Hero’s Journey, you will map out the journey of your life and come away empowered with a new vision for your future.

Now is the time to get properly aligned with your life’s calling. Take your destiny out of the shadows of doubt and insecurity and begin the adventure that passionately ignites your soul and will soon ignite the souls of others.

Join Eric Saperston, creator of the award winning film The Journey, and Mike Pniewski, veteran actor and co-star of Law & Order Criminal Intent, in this one of a kind workshop designed to help you align your higher calling with your career path.

For one day only, you will learn a wide range of tools, strategies, and techniques that will help you design an outstanding life, so an extraordinary living will follow.

Registration: $99
One-Day ONLY, June 20, 2009, 10 am to 5 pm

For more information and to register, call 404-863-6768 or just reply to this email.

Do What You Love. Love What You Do.


Mike Pniewski
Actor, Speaker, Author, Coach
www.acttowin.com
www.mikepniewski.com
ph 404-863-6768

“I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be honorable, to be compassionate…
to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” –Leo C. Rosten

26
May
09

ARTIST’S SHOWCASE OF ATLANTA

ARTIST’S SHOWCASE OF ATLANTA

We are looking for a few more actors to include in the upcoming showcase.  The last round of auditions is scheduled for May 31st.

Our first-round judges include a film and television producer, two casting directors, and a director.  The showcase is one of the best ways to be seen by industry professionals:

  • Actors will be considered for work by top casting directors, film and television producers, directors, etc.
  • Actors will perform original works by award-winning writers.
  • Actors will have an intensive month-long rehearsal process for the showcase with a theatre professional who will polish your acting skills.
  • Actors will receive feedback from industry professionals and may walk away from the showcase with possible work.

AUDITION DETAILS:

WHO: Actors ages 18 and older
WHEN: May 31, 2009, 3pm – 5pm
WHERE: Clayton State Univ., 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA  30260
Arts & Sciences Bldg. Rm. G-132, in the theatre

Auditions:  In order to be chosen for the showcase, you must audition.  Please bring 3 headshots/resumes with you to the audition.  You will need to prepare a monologue no longer than 2 min.  If you would like to sing, please prepare 16 bars to be sung acappella.

If you are chosen for the showcase, there will be an entry fee of $275.

SHOWCASE DETAILS:

WHEN:  July 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

If interested in auditioning, please send an email to Artistsshowcase@live.com to request an audition slot.

Disclaimer:  This showcase is in no way affiliated with Horizon Theatre or Houghton Talent, Inc.  They are facilitating the event by helping to contact talent and allowing the use of their space for the purposes of the showcase.  Many thanks go to Lisa and Jeff Adler for their generosity.

26
May
09

Chez Workshop

ADULT WORKSHOP:

June 13th and 14th

UP TO THE EDGE BUT NOT OVER THE TOP: FULL EMOTION ON FILM.

If 90% of camera acting centers on finding richness in reality of the ordinary exchanges of daily life, the remainder observes the uncharacteristic release of feelings most of us try to keep hidden. On the first day of this two-day course, we will explore varied techniques for tapping emotion and attaching it to the text, and the use of several triggers to keep it handy during the distractions of filming. Scenes demanding deep, complex, or surprising release of feeling will be provided at the end of the first session for overnight prep, and the second session of the weekend will be devoted to filming and playback. The course aims to determine the most effective tools for each individual actor, and will vary from person to person. Because of the specific attention required, class size will be limited to 16.

Two four-hour sessions required, Saturday and Sunday June 13-14

$200.00

26
May
09

ADULT WORKSHOP: June 13th and 14th UP TO THE EDGE BUT NOT OVER THE TOP: FULL EMOTION ON FILM.

ADULT WORKSHOP: June 13th and 14th UP TO THE EDGE BUT NOT OVER THE TOP: FULL EMOTION ON FILM. If 90% of camera acting centers on finding richness in reality of the ordinary exchanges of daily life, the remainder observes the uncharacteristic release of feelings most of us try to keep hidden. On the first day of this two-day course, we will explore varied techniques for tapping emotion and attaching it to the text, and the use of several triggers to keep it handy during the distractions of filming. Scenes demanding deep, complex, or surprising release of feeling will be provided at the end of the first session for overnight prep, and the second session of the weekend will be devoted to filming and playback. The course aims to determine the most effective tools for each individual actor, and will vary from person to person. Because of the specific attention required, class size will be limited to 16. Two four-hour sessions required, Saturday and Sunday June 13-14. $200.00 The Chez Group 2221 Peachtree Rd NE Suite D, Box 335 Atlanta, GA 30309 404-603-8755 (O) 404-352-9328 (F)

24
May
09

“Career Voice-over and Demo Development Intensive Master Class with Jean Barrett”!

A.C.T.4life, is hosting yet another impressive and empowering class called “Career Voice-over and Demo Development Intensive Master Class with Jean Barrett”!  ()  The class will begin Wednesday, July 15th and continue for 4 consecutive Wednesdays, ending August 5th.  http://www.jeanbarrettvoices.com/The class size is limited to 12, to ensure full attention to each participant.  Class time will be in-studio.  Attached is the complete information sheet for participants.
 
A great number of people have been requesting for a class such as this and we’re very happy to make it happen.  Visit us at  for even more info on what we offer. http://www.act4lifeatl.com/
 
Artistically yours,
 
Maria Howell  
Founder & Community Outreach/Resource Director
 
A.C.T.4life
P.O. Box 7252
Atlanta, GA 30357
(404) 627-6690
 
A coalition to create opportunities for artistic expression and empowerment
23
May
09

May Film screening of THE PACT!

Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival
invites you to their May Film screening of THE PACT!

“The Pact” is a documentary of three friends from the hood who make a “pact” that nothing will stop them from going to college and attending medical school.

Bring the entire family and enjoy the evening w/Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival on Friday May 22nd at 7:00pm – 10pm.  Come and show your support for Kingdomwood Christian Film Festival and enjoy the beautiful State of the Art Community Center!
 
Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center
3181 Rainbow Drive
Decatur, Georgia  30034
 404-286-7262
RSVP – http://kcffthepact.eventbrite.com   

22
May
09

“Landscape” – by Harold Pinter tonight and tomorrow

Daniel Burnley & Joanna Daniel in “Landscape” – by Harold Pinter

8pm Fri May 22 & Sat May 23 (additional dates tbd)

PushPush Theater, Decatur

Suggested Donation

(An AEA members’ Project Code presentation)

For more info go to www.pushpushtheater.com

22
May
09

Hollywood Black Film Festival

The Hollywood Black Film Festival is taking over Beverly Hills from June 2 – 7, 2009! HBFF 2009 promises to again bring the best in independent black cinema. Dubbed “The Black Sundance,” HBFF is an annual 6-day celebration of black cinema drawing together established filmmakers, popular film and TV stars, writers, directors, industry executives, emerging artists and diverse audiences from Hollywood and around the world. 
 
Celebrating its 10th year, HBFF spans 6 days and features 102 films from independent black filmmakers, 20 panels and roundtable discussions, Storyteller Competition Live Staged Reading, and nightly networking opportunities. 
 
Nearly 100 “Industry Insiders” will participate in 20 panels, roundtable discussions and workshops.  For the independent filmmaking community, HBFF offers new and exciting ways to connect through its nightly parties and special events.  
 
HBFF Infotainment ’09 features a wide range of topics from film financing, production, distribution and marketing to pitching, writing for television and film, and new media, in addition to specific programs of interest to actors. It’s a ‘must-attend’ for cutting edge learning and networking opportunities.
 
Network with Hollywood’s finest … Bill Duke, George Tillman, Antwone Fisher, Giancarlo Esposito, Preston Whitmore and more … at HBFF 2009, June 2-7, 2009 in Beverly Hils, CA.  Visit www.hbff.org for more information.
Join the Urban Mediamakers Association and the Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) as we support the Hollywood Black Film Festival!
 

 

8th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF) – October 16-18, 2009

The Marriott Hotel · 475 Technology Parkway · Norcross, Georgia

 For more information, visit www.umff.com or call 404.460.2793. 

21
May
09

tonight! Credits(tax) Where Credit is Due

Credits(tax) Where Credit is Due

May 21, 2009 TAG Entertainment Society Event

Thursday, May 21, 2009
Goizueta Business School @ Emory University

1300 Clifton Road

room 130 East Wing

Atlanta GA 30322

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Sign up at www.tagonline.org

Benn Konsynski:  Moderator

Benn R. Konsynski is the George S. Craft Distinguished University Professor at Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He was previously on the faculty at the Harvard Business School and at the University of Arizona where he was a co-founder of the university’s multi-million dollar group decision support laboratory. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Purdue University. 

Our tax credit panel will provide an in depth discussion and introduction to the legislative intent of the Georgia entertainment Industry Act and provide a primer on how to apply and redeem up to 30% on film, television and videogame investments.

Tax Credit Panel

Clinton Lowe is CEO of C. Allen Lowe & Associates, LLC, an executive consulting firm specializing in digital entertainment and tax credits.  Mr. Lowe is co-founder and president of SNAP e-Media, Inc. (snapemedia.com), an Internet ad-sales and management team serving entertainment personalities such as Bubba the Love Sponge, Stern Fan Network, Jay Thomas, Scott Ferrall, and Artie Lange.  He is also co-founder and president of Georgia Game Developers Association, Inc. (ggda.org), a non-profit trade association for the video game industry.

Don Mandrik has practiced entertainment and corporate law with Arnall Golden Gregory, and most recently Miller & Martin where he headed up the firm’s entertainment practice group.   At the end of 2008, Don left the full-time practice of law to form Georgia Production Finance, LLC, a entertainment production consulting firm that advises film and gaming production companies with financing strategies and various state and federal production tax incentive programs. Don has worked as a producer on a number of feature films, most recently on  “Get Low” starring Robert Duvall and Bill Murray.

Ric Reitz is a professional actor, writer, composer, director and producer who has been active in show business for more than 30 years.  Ric is the current past president of the Georgia Production Partnership and one of the key architects in the development of Georgia’s current entertainment tax incentive law, including co-author of the Georgia Department of Economic Development and Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office’s business plan through the year 2020.

Bill Thompson, a communications industry veteran with over 30 years of experience in the film, video, music and television arenas, is head of Georgia’s Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. He is responsible for business development and the creation of marketing and sales strategies that will grow and enhance Georgia’s entertainment industry.

We will continue the discussion with some of the top investors in the Atlanta market discussing how the these new laws will impact them.  They will also give us an overview of what they will be looking for when entrepreneurs bring them new projects and ideas.

Investor Panel

Sig Mosley: Imlay Investments

I. Sigmund Mosley, Jr. is President of Imlay Investments, Inc.  Mr. Mosley received his Bachelor of Business Administration from Emory University in 1968.  From 1968 to 1969 Mr. Mosley was employed by Peat Marwick & Mitchell as a staff accountant.  He joined Management Science America, Inc. (now Dun & Bradstreet Software Services, Inc.) in 1969 as a staff accountant and served as Secretary-Treasurer from 1972 to 1990 and was a Vice President from 1982 to 1991.

Imlay Investments, Inc. is the personal investment company of John P. Imlay, Jr.  In addition, Mr. Mosley is a Director of The Imlay Foundation, Inc., Techbridge, Technology Association of Georgia, and Entrepreneurs Foundation of the Southeast.  Mr. Mosley is also a director of GATV.Mr. Mosley was born in 1946 and has six children.  Hobbies include golfing, coin collecting and reading.

Mark Grace: Business Builder and Angel Investor

Mark Grace quickly builds profitable product lines and businesses. As founder and “rainmaker” for Thinkage, LLC, he revolutionized food supply chains by providing manufacturer’s for McDonalds, Wal-Mart, and other restaurants/retailers complete real-time visibility and control of their products’ state. With GE Energy, he led the creation and global launch of a software suite of products that optimize assets at large electric and gas utilities. At BOC Gases, his legacy of equipment product launches and support exceeded $1B in value. In a joint venture with DOW Chemical, he launched a long term service business changing the structure of the global industrial gas business. And with Exxon, USA, the team launched high octane gas and new motor oil and waxes.

He has an uncanny ability to build strategic, visionary relationships benefiting both the customer and the supplier. He has spent the last 20 years simplifying massive amounts of data into easy to use real time Decision Tools for users to effectively Visually Talk. 

Greg Foster: Noro-Mosley Partners

Greg joined NMP in 2008 and has focused his investment activities in technology with an emphasis on digital media. Greg is active with several NMP portfolio companies and currently represents NMP on the board of PlayON Sports and serves as a board observer for Clearleap.

Prior to joining NMP, Greg served as Vice-President of Corporate Development for Turner Broadcasting, where he was responsible for Turner New Media Investments, the company’s early stage strategic investment arm, as well as M&A activities. Greg joined Turner after it acquired his company, Southern Direct, a business focused on building branded e-commerce extensions to linear cable channels. In addition to founding Southern Direct, Greg has been a member of the management team of two other successful start-ups, serving as SVP of Corporate Development at iXL Enterprises and VP of Business and Corporate Development at Silverpop Systems. He began his career as a consultant at Deloitte Consulting, where his efforts were focused on building internet strategies for clients including Prudential Insurance, Sonoco Products and the New York City Transit Authority. 

Alan Urech, Sr. Executive, Stoney River Capital Partners LLC

Mr. Alan Urech is a Senior Executive with 30 years experience in successfully developing and commercializing companies. He has grown multiple businesses by using strong strategic, tactical and operational leadership skills, methodologies and best practice expertise to help them understand and implement appropriate strategies. These organizations include HBO & Company where he was part of a team that saw the organization’s expansion from initial start-up to about $350 million dollars in revenue within 12 years. During this period, he was instrumental in developing successful healthcare product lines which significantly grew the Company’s overall profitability. HBOC was sold in 1998 for US$13.8 billion to McKesson Corporation, starting their information technology division.

Currently he is the Managing Partner and Principal at Stoney River Capital Partners LLC, an Angel-backed consultancy that has cultivated over 600 capital sources that place appropriate investment into high growth companies. SRCP provides senior level management guidance on investment funding strategies, corporate growth planning and plan implementation, business directions and exit strategies. This guidance transforms successfully growing entrepreneurial companies into growth businesses that attract investment capital. His practice focus is to “coach” strong young entrepreneurial seed, start-up and expanding companies so they successfully communicate the company’s business proposition to the investment community. He is also an adjunct professor in Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He teaches entrepreneurship and family business in the International Center for Entrepreneurship.

Steve Weizenecker is Chairman of the Entertainment Group at Adorno & Yoss. His specialty is the corporate side of entertainment law especially film financing and investment. His experience includes leading the formation of Legendary Pictures, LLC which is a $1 billion dollar film investment company which has done such films as “300” and “The Dark Knight”. He also represents smaller independent production companies like POPfilms, in Atlanta, which did the “Signal” which was sold to Magnolia Pictures.

21
May
09

Black Women Film Festival & Reel Business Weekend June 20-22

Call for Entries 
 
 

Black Women Film Festival and Reel Business Weekend June 20-22, 2009

 
 
Upcoming GABPC Events

 
GABPC 2009 Film & Video Workshop Series Presents:

 
Sunday, June 28, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
$49 advance/ $59 door

  
Sunday, August 16, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
$49 advance/ $59 door
 

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All GABPC Workshops take place at:
 
Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street, Suite F8
Atlanta, GA 30318

Registration will be available shortly at www.gabpc.com or call 770.726.9818.     
 
 

 

 

 

 

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The Ultimate Director’s Challenge: Acting for Filmmakers

 

 

 

 
 
Post Production Workshop: The A-Z of Film Editing

 

 

 

Saturday, June 20, 2009

1:00pm – 3:00pm
$50.00
 

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Short Film Instensive
  
Sunday, July 12, 2009
1:00pm – 5:00pm
$59 advance/ $69 door
 

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Registration for Creative Studios of Atlanta classes and workshops will be available shortly at www.creativestudioso
atlanta.com
or call 404.355.4588.    

 

Also Coming Up at Creative Studios of Atlanta:
 
Business of Voice Over w/Sally Neal 

 

   
Do you have what it takes to be the next Tyler Perry?  Showcase Your Talent at the 2009 Black Women Film Festival!
 
Who:  Black Women Film Preservation Project announces call for submissions!
 

What:  Showcase your work in the 2009 Black Women Film Festival, which is seeking short films and video submissions that tell stories through the “eyes” or perspective of Black women

 
When:  Deadline for film submissions is June 1, 2009.
Where:  Send short films and video to:
Black Women Film Preservation Project
P.O Box 311288
Atlanta, GA  31131
For questions or additional information, call 404-272-3385.
 
*Submission fee of $50 can be made via check, money order or online at http://www.blackwomenfilm.org.   Notification of  selected films will be made by June 8, 2009.
 
 
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Black Women Film Preservation Project Hosts Reel Business Weekend, June 20-22
Black Women Film Festival on June 22 presented in partnership with Woodruff Arts Center “Celebrate Diversity in the Arts.”
 
Atlanta (May 5, 2008)- To build on its mission of supporting black women filmmakers and digital media artists, as well as those who serve as advocates for this growing sector of the entertainment industry, the Black Women Film Preservation Project is expanding its one-day film festival to a weekend of activities that will appeal to a broad spectrum of professionals, from emerging talent to seasoned veterans.  Programs include a daylong workshop at Savannah College of Art & Design-Atlanta with sessions focusing on pitching investors, digital marketing and distribution; a Reel Networking Affair at Silk featuring filmmakers whose works appear at the Black Women Film Festival, which closes out the weekend.
 
“Atlanta is a growing marketplace for digital media artists and filmmakers, and Tyler Perry’s Atlanta-based studio signifies the region’s growing importance in the industry,” said Sheryl Gripper, founder, Black Women Film Preservation Project.  “We’ve created Reel Business Weekend to offer more resources to local artists and professionals to make certain that the voice and perspective of black women is nurtured and highly visible in film and digital media.”
 
 
REEL BUSINESS WEEKEND OF EVENTS
Reel Business of Filmmaking Workshop, June 20, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
In the HBO Documentary, The Black List, Chris Rock asks “Who will be the female Tyler Perry?”  This daylong workshop will help those busy working to follow in his pioneering footsteps.  Sessions include:
Getting Funded:  Pitching Your Idea to Investors
Marketing & Networking with Twitter and Other Social Media
Distribution Tips: Getting Your Film to the Public
Location:  SCAD-Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
Cost:  $35
 
Reel Networking Affair, June 21, 6 p.m.
Meet the filmmakers from the 2009 Black Women Film Festival
Location: SILK, 919 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309
Cost:  Free
 
Black Women Film Festival, June 22, 7 p.m.
Presented by Woodruff Arts Center “Celebrate Diversity in the Arts” and Black Women Film Preservation Project, the festival will feature films and short features that showcase the voice of Black women. 
Reception, 7 p.m.
Films, 8 p.m.
Location:  Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309
Cost:  Free

**Artists interested in submitting films should mail entries, along with a $50 fee for each, to:
Black Women Film Preservation Project
P.O Box 311288
Atlanta, GA  31131
404-272-3385
DEADLINE:  JUNE  1, 2009
 
 
To purchase tickets for any of the events listed above or to pay the $50 entry fee for film submissions, visit http://www.blackwomenfilm.org.
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
TOMIKA DePRIEST
mikkdepriest@hotmail.com
404-784-2046
 

 

20
May
09

Film Producer to Conduct Workshop at the actor’s scene

 
The Actor’s Scene
ViP Series 
 
Film Producer to Conduct Workshop

Inside the mind of a Producer/Director
This workshop will focus on “How to professionally thrive during castings and on film sets as an actor, from a producer’s perspective.”  This will be a fascinating workshop for the actor as they work first hand with a producer and learn how they think, feel and choose actors for roles. It’s a must workshop for any actor who has never worked directly with a producer or director, or any actor wanting to build relationships with the people who create the jobs within the industry.
 
This workshop will cover:

Interactive one on one audition time with feedback

10 Things You Should Never to Do During Auditions

*  What are the differences in what Director’s/Producer’s look for compared to Agents, Coaches, or Casting Directors

*  Honesty always the best policy, little lies that will not get you cast

*  101’s of Professionalism on set, and during auditions

*  Networking what is too much and what is too little 

*  What are proper audition emails, phone calls, and letters before and after the audition?

*  Resume tips and no no’s

Jeremiah Bennett, Film Producer/Director:  is the President of Stacking Stones Films, LLC. He realized at a very young age that the art of media was his passion. From mixing live sound and lighting design for theatre, as a teen, the goal of being a camera man started to exist. He studied marketing management at Athens Tech, and was the post production producer on several local television ads and music videos. In 2006 Jeremiah with partner Taylor Hart started Stacking Stones Films, LLC which has partnered with several multimillion dollar companies and created several award winning films. Jeremiah serves as the CEO and senior producer of Stacking Stones Films, LLC and is a managing member of Wolf’s Bane Productions, LLC. He is a SAG producer, and serves on several companies’ board of directors. 
 
Mr Bennett is currently in pre-production of his current film, ” Bane of Matthias” which he is currently casting for. His other films include Oh Snap, Death Waits, Forgotton and many others.

 

 
 
Sat May 30th

 
1-4pm  7*-11 yr olds
 
Student Price: $99

 

or

 
770-904-6646 
 
To register 
 
Only 14 spots per class!

 

 

Non-student Price: $125

 

 

Sat May 30th

 
4:30pm-7:30pm  12-adult
 
Student Price: $99

 
 

or

 
770-904-6646 
 
To register  

 

Only 14 spots per class! 

 

 
Non Student Price: $125

19
May
09

Reminder Women in Film and Television Atlanta Proudly Presents The Business of Voice-Over

Women in Film and Television Atlanta? Proudly Presents? The Business of Voice-Over Wednesday, May 20, 2009? Time: 6:30 – 7:00 PM Registration & Refreshments? 7: PM – 8:30 PM Program Please RSVP to: wifta.rsvp@gmail.com Cost: FREE for WIFTA Members, $10 for Non-Members, $5 for Students with a valid ID?(Cash, check or credit card payments accepted) Location: The Art Institute of Atlanta 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road 100 Embassy Row Room 100 Atlanta, GA 30328 Food and Beverages provided by The Culinary Arts Students from the Arts Institute of Atlanta Guest Speakers: Paul Armbruster has been a voiceover actor for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta. In addition to freelance commercial and narration work for companies like Home Depot and Coca Cola he has voiced promos nationally for Cinemax, Disney, TBS and TNT, and internationally for TNT Latin America. Since 1992 he has been the imaging voice for over 50 radio stations across the country including STAR 98 in Los Angeles and Z-100 in New York. Affiliate work includes WXIA-TV & WSB-TV, Atlanta, KPHO-TV, Phoenix and KABC-TV, Los Angeles. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech and drama from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has been a voiceover instructor for both Los Angeles Broadcasters and the Alliance Theatre Acting Program. He currently teaches a voiceover workshop throughout the year in Atlanta. Susan Blaine began training as a recording engineer in 1983 with Sandy Fuller, owner of Magnetic Recording Studio. At that time she was one of the few female studio engineers in the city. In 2000 she helped open Captive Sound Recording Studio, a voice-over studio in North Atlanta where she continues working today. Susan’s specialty has always been working with voice talent and producing their voice demos. September Day Leach was born in Athens,GA and grew up in the Atlanta area. She got her start in voice acting thirteen years ago, appearing in promotional spots for radio station 99X and its advertisers. MTV brought September to Las Vegas in 2007 to provide the announcements for their Video Music Awards ceremony. Her voice welcomes visitors to “Dialog in the Dark,” a nationwide exhibit currently at Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta. In promotional materials for the movie “Terminator: Salvation,” September provides the voice of the iconic antagonist, the artificial intelligence known as Skynet. Her other clients include such well known brands as VH-1, Comcast, Skechers, New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Subaru and is the voice of the 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards being shown on the Independent Film Channel. September is an accredited member of the Society of Voice Over Artists (SAVOA). She is proud to have done practically all her voice work from her home here in Atlanta. This year September has begun teaching other local artists at her studio workshops how to break into the voice acting industry. Tasha L. Johnson is an Atlanta-based actress and the voice of MiddleChild Creative Services. She brings her extensive radio and theatrical experience to her work, with credits spanning television and radio, urban and general markets, local, nationwide, and industrial. Her credits include work for Stein Mart, Coca-Cola, Mathew Knowles’ MusicWorld Kids, Interscope Records, Durex Condoms and TV One. She is represented by Ford and by Richard S. Hutchison Management. Deborah Richards was the morning show Co-host on WKHX, the most successful country music radio station in the Southeast at the age of 22. The show won the Academy of Country Music Award as the best morning show in the USA. She has earned an ADDY Award and two TELLY Awards for her voice work. She began working with Captive Sound Studios in 2007. She continues to provide voice, copywriting, production services, voice coaching and voice demos for customers around the world. Judith Sullivan is one of the most sought-after dialect coaches in the Southeast, having worked with such stars as: Harry Connick, JR., Thandie Newton and Jayne Seymour. She has worked as the Dialogue Coach for Tyler Perry Studios’ House of Payne and the dialect coach for the Alliance Theatre has been featured in hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well as industrials and major motion pictures. Directions From I-285 East or West Traveling on I-285, take the GA-400 north exit, exit number 27, towards Atlanta/Dahlonega. Off of GA 400, take exit 5A and bear right onto Abernathy Road. Turn left at the second light, Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Continue on Peachtree Dunwoody Road through the first light. Take the next left into the Embassy Row complex. The Art Institute of Atlanta is the first building on the left. Or for more detailed directions: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/AboutUs/map_directions.aspx For more information visit: http://www.wifta.org

19
May
09

Pay It off Trivia Game Show Lookkign for contestants

Upcoming BET game show called Pay It Off is going to be filmed in Atlanta at Turner Studio’s in Midtown.

Pay It Off is a trivia based game show and the questions range from Entertainment to Fashion to Politics. They are looking for ages from mid 20’s-60’s, primarily African American, who have great stories to tell. Contestants can potentially win up to $100,000. If you have any interest in this show, please contact PayItOffATL@gmail.com or at 404-575-9480. They are auditioning people for the next four weeks

18
May
09

Calling all content creators

National Geographic The non-theatric distribution division of National Geographic Digital Motion is focusing content sales efforts on short-form and long-form programming for the non-theatric market and they want your films.

Their programming catalog consists of titles produced by National Geographic Television or by one of the many award-winning producers with whom we work. We have many film crews and scientists working around the globe at any given time, but you might have shot something fantastic that we missed! What we want We are looking for compelling new programming to add to our expanding catalog. Our programming spans the breadth of factual genres from travel and adventure, to natural history and science. We have more than 2000 hours of programming in our catalog; we are looking for complementary programming in range (2 minutes to 2 hours), production quality and subject matter as you would expect from National Geographic, including but not limited to the following subject matter:
· Nature and wildlife
· History and archaeology
· Adventure and exploration
· Science and technology
· Earth and environment
· News and current events
· Destinations, people and cultural footage from around the world
 
17
May
09

YourAct Newsletter – may/june 2009


                      MAY/JUNE 2009   In this issue:

  • Summer Session underway May – August
  • SketchTeens!  Sketch Comedy Class and Showcase in Sketchworks Theatre for ages 13-18  REGISTER NOW!!
  • Lucas Hammons stars as a “Superhero” in Land O’ Frost Commercial

  KIDS & TEENS SUMMER SESSION
  Kids meet every Saturday from 10am-Noon, and Teens from 1-3pm.  Classes are divided into 3 40-minute segments, covering on-camera, theatre, and improv (performing without a script).  The cost is $120/month and classes run year-round in 4-month sessions.  Each session introduces new material and builds on what each individual has learned in order to take them to the next level as they grow and progress.      Our SUMMER 4-month session began Saturday, May 2nd, and continues through Saturday, August 29thWe will be CLOSED May 23rd for Memorial Day weekend, and July 4th for Independence Day.  We will be accepting new students for this session through June 27th.
  On the final class August 29th, we will have an agent from one of Atlanta’s top agencies visit the studios to observe and give feedback to the students on their acting.  The parents also join us in the theatre as the students perform scenes live onstage, show what they have learned in improv, and we watch their on-camera work projected on the widescreen.  It’s really exciting!
  Want to get started?  Students begin with Intro to On-Camera Acting, scheduled with one of our instructors as a one-hour private session. Cost for the Intro is $60 one time only. Working one-on-one with your child or teen, the instructor prepares them with the fundamentals of camera technique, how to understand a script, and terms they need to know in order to join the ongoing class the following Saturday.   For complete info, visit www.youract.tv and click on Kids & Teens Classes.
  Call 404-499-9996 to check availability, or to schedule an appointment for the Intro.
    SketchTeens!
Summer Performance Group for Young People
  Disney Channel and Nickelodeon have never been hotter!  And they always seem to want two things: 1) teen actors…and 2) teen actors who are great at comedy.    No matter what kind of acting you eventually want to do, it’s always a great idea to flex those diverse creative muscles by getting comfortable with sketch comedy…and nobody does it better than Atlanta’s premier sketch comedy troupe, Sketchworks!    Are you a teen yourself?  Are you a teen who knows teens who want to take sketch comedy classes?  Do U TXT them things to make them ROTFL?  Have you graduated from teeter-tottering to Twittering?  Are you sick of people asking you questions? 
  Then sign up right away for Sketchworks’ Summer Program, the SketchTeens Class and Showcase for ages 13 to 18.  Runs June 16 thru July 19.  You’ll learn how to create, develop and perform all kinds of characters and situations just like they do on SNL, MadTV, Nick, DisneyChannel, etc.  Find the funny in every script, put a show up on its feet, and bask in the glow of a theatre full of laughter!   The class is filling and we need boys in particular (which means, guys, that we’ve got lots of girls in the class!), so don’t take too much time.  You’re not getting any younger!  If you’re a teen, get yourself signed up!  If you’re the parent of a teen, find out where they are, then get them to sign up!  If you know somebody who’s a teen actor, send ’em on over to our website for all the details.  They’ll learn skills they’ll use forever, plus form great new friendships!
 Class Schedule: 3:30-6:30pm Saturdays, June 6, June 13, June 20, June 27, July 11
Saturday, July 4 (no class for holiday)

  • Tech: July 16 & 17  
  • Shows: July 18 & 19

$250 (or two payments of $125 – Payment confirms your space)   For complete info or to register, go to www.sketchworkscomedy.com and click on Comedy Classes, or call yourACT at 404-499-9996.          We received this email about actor Lucas Hammons, who studied Voice-Over with Della:   Hello,
 
Here is the latest from my Lucas in case you haven’t already seen it on the tube.  Go to the link below and click on the “Superhero” ad to see.  Hope it makes you want to go out and get lots of lunchmeat.  Hope you are all doing well.
 
http://www.landofrost.com/media.html
 
Hugs,
 
Carol Hammons   Way to go, Lucas!

16
May
09

Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camp – Nashville, Tennessee

Developed for the Serious Actor

DATES: 
J
UNE: 8th – 12th, 2009
JULY: 6th – 10th, 2009
AUGUST: 3rd – 7th, 2009
Monday thru Friday 9AM to 5PM
PRICE: 1 Week Session: $395.00

Discount for siblings – Please inquire if interested.

Discount for past students – Please inquire if interested.

This fun, but intense, acting camp will be conducted 1 week out of each month (June, July, & August). This is the same curriculum, but offered each month for your convenience. Each 1-week session is $395.00.

At the request of Talent Agencies, Casting Director, Regina Moore has developed a remarkable week of training in the areas children will be asked to perform as a professional Actor.

“I decided to focus on what work is available to children in this market. I then put together a week dedicated to training the children in commercials, monologues / theater, film / television, script-critique, auditioning, improvisational acting, voice-over technique, and more… ” Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camps was developed for the serious actor between 7 to 17 years of age. “As a Casting Director, I see children with enormous amounts of potential, yet there’s little training available that’s focused enough to discover and develop it”.

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REPLY WITH THIS INFORMATION:
SPECIFY ON CHECK, WHICH MONTH(S) YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR.

Send check to: 
Moore Casting
417 Welshwood Drive Suite 109
Nashville Tennessee 37211

CAMP FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
4 to 6 year old Camp – 1/2 Day
DATE: July 20th – 24th, 2009
Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 12 Noon
PRICE: 325.00

If you are interested in registering, go to http://www.moorecasting.com
www.moorecasting.com or call 615/ 831-0039

16
May
09

union rules

a reminder for union members/union auditions:

At all auditions, always remember to sign in and out using your membership identification number, not your Social Security Number, to ensure timely payment of overtime.

A principal performer may be entitled to overtime for a first or second audition for a commercial if s/he remains for more than one hour from the call time or arrival time, whichever is later. For a third audition a principal performer is paid $133.75 for up to 2 hours, with additional time paid at $33.45 per 1/2 unit. For a fourth audition, a performer is entitled to $267.50 for up to 4 hours, with additional time paid at $33.45 per 1/2 hour.

15
May
09

Beach Blanket Improv @ Dad’s Garage

Starting this Saturday, May 16th, Dad’s has a special, Summer party improvisation show: Beach Blanket Improv . Dad’s Garage is hosting a beachy keen improv-a-go-go for all of you hep cats and cool kids who need a get away, but can’t get away this year. We’ll be setting out our beach blankets to catch some sun and grab some grub before the show, so come on out at  7pm and join us for some super yummy beach food from Out of the Pan location catering, as well as cold drinks on the front porch. Show starts at 8 PM. Please note: tickets purchased in advance are $2 cheaper than tickets purchased at the door. More information at www.dadsgarage.com

15
May
09

Artist’s Showcase of Atlanta

Please see below for an upcoming opportunity from Shontelle Thrash, a wonderful Atlanta talent represented by Houghton.  If you are interested please contact her directly (link is at the bottom).

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ARTIST’S SHOWCASE OF ATLANTA

Do you want to be seen by some of the top casting directors, producers, directors, theatre representatives, photographers, franchised agents etc.?

Do you want to get more work?

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, then the Artist’s Showcase of Atlanta is for you.

I have lived in Atlanta for over 12 years.  I’ve performed in NY, LA, nationally and internationally.  There are showcases being done in both LA and NY and other cities all the time.  Atlanta is one of THE hotspots in the entertainment industry.  Approximately 50 movies will be filmed in Atlanta THIS YEAR.  Many have already been filmed.  Agents and casting directors are always looking for new talent.  And what better way to show your skills than in a showcase.  Now, there are different types of showcases.  Some of these include:

1.    Showcases that might occur after taking a workshop.
2.    Showcases put on by different universities at the end of their training..i.e. MFA program.
3.    Showcases that occur at the end of an internship.  This is how I got my agent in Atlanta almost 12 years ago.
4.    Showcases where the actors audition to be part of a group where they put together material to present to agents, casting directors, etc., The Artist’s Showcase of Atlanta falls under this category.

These are just some of the main showcases that are put together.  I’m sure there are others.

Now, in every example given, the actor has to pay something.  In a workshop, the actor generally pays for the workshop and the showcase is included in that fee.  In a MFA program, obviously, you’re paying to go to school.  In an internship, you’re giving away your time and energy free of charge to assist with the needs of the theatre or whatever institution you’re interning for.  And then, you have the one where talented actors pay a fee to be able to present either scenes or monologues to agents, casting directors, etc. The actor has a goal to either get representation, or to get more work; preferably both.

Actor’s benefits:

•    Actors will be seen by some of the top casting directors, theatre representatives, photographers, franchised agents etc.  Have you ever heard the statement:  “Always do your best when performing because you never know who’s in the audience?”  Well, that’s an understatement.  You will be performing in front of a live audience; and you never know who’s out there waiting to hire you for your next job.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked out after a show to have someone hand me a card mentioning either a gig they want me for or for another project.  I’ve even received calls months later about work based on a show I’ve done. A lot of the casting directors…i.e. Fincannons, Tracy Kilpatrick, Chez generally won’t see you unless you’re submitted by an agent.
•    Actors will perform original works by some of our prestigious and award-winning writers.  Ah, the pressure of performing a scene that some of our best and finest film actors in the industry have put their stamp on; and trying to make the agent and casting director remember you in this role and not the star that made it famous.  Here’s your chance to put your own stamp on an original work.  What better way to leave a lasting impression on their minds.
•    Working 1 ½ months to put this showcase together.  We will work to put together a showcase that best shows your talents.  You’re in control of your destiny here.  When you audition in front of a casting director for a role, have you ever thought, “Man, I wish I could’ve auditioned for that other part; I know I can do that.” Have you ever wished you could show the casting director another side of you?  Well, here’s your opportunity.  You’re not performing a scene in front of a camera with a reader.  You get to show them your chops, so to speak.  Also, if you have an agent, it’s always good for your agent to see what else you can do.  This might broaden their minds as to what other roles you can play.  If you’re a theatre actor, then you probably have a pretty wide range.
•    Actors will receive feedback about their auditions.  When you didn’t get that job, didn’t you want to know why?  In film, a lot of times, it has nothing to do with whether or not you nailed the audition; but more to do with your look.  I always want to know how I did after an audition; so I thought this would be a good opportunity for the actors to receive feedback by industry professionals about what was good and what didn’t work, etc.  Actors receiving the most positive feedback from our industry professionals will receive gifts from our wonderful sponsors.
•    Other surprises are yet to come

I can’t promise that every actor will walk away with an agent and more gigs.  Obviously, that’s out of my hands.  But hopefully, each actor will have learned something during this process of rehearsing and putting together a successful showcase.  If you don’t get representation, at least you can walk away with what you need to do to better yourself as an artist and an actor’s workbook to aide that process.

AUDITION DETAILS:

WHO: Actors ages 18 and older

WHEN April 26, 2009, 2pm – 5pm

WHERE: Clayton State Univ., 2000 Clayton State Blvd., Morrow, GA  30260
Arts & Sciences Bldg. Rm. G-132, in the theatre

Auditions:  You must go through a preliminary audition in order to be chosen for the showcase.  Please bring 4 headshots/resumes to the audition.  You will need to prepare a monologue no longer than 2 min.  If you would like to sing, please prepare 16 bars to be sung accapella.

If chosen for the showcase, there will be an entry fee of $275.  Putting together a successful showcase is A LOT of work. It takes months of planning to make this event a success, i.e. venue, sponsors, tech crew, etc. Providing all of these services is not free. My goal is to see all my fellow actors working on a regular basis.  So, for me, it’s worth it.

SHOWCASE DETAILS:

WHEN:  July 20, 2009 at 7:30 p.m.  Doors will open at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Horizon Theatre, 1083 Austin Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307

If interested in auditioning, please send an email to Artistsshowcase@live.com to request an audition slot.

Disclaimer:  This showcase is in no way affiliated with Horizon Theatre.  They have allowed me to use their space for the purposes of the showcase.  Many thanks go to Lisa and Jeff Adler for their generosity.

15
May
09

industry terms – favored nations

Favored Nations

Means that you are getting equal contractual treatment to others on the picture — pay, billing or any other described provision.

14
May
09

The Business of Voice-Over

Women in Film and Television Atlanta
Proudly Presents?    

The Business of Voice-Over
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Time: 6:30 – 7:00 PM Registration & Refreshments
7: PM – 8:30 PM Program
Please RSVP to: wifta.rsvp@gmail.com
Cost: FREE for WIFTA Members, $10 for Non-Members, $5 for Students with a valid ID(Cash, check or credit card payments accepted)

Location:
The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road
100 Embassy Row Room 100
Atlanta, GA 30328

 Food and Beverages provided by
The Culinary Arts Students from the Arts Institute of Atlanta

Guest Speakers:

Paul Armbruster has been a voiceover actor for more than 20 years in Los Angeles, New York, and Atlanta.  In addition to freelance commercial and narration work for companies like Home Depot and Coca Cola he has voiced promos nationally for Cinemax, Disney, TBS and TNT, and internationally for TNT Latin America.  Since 1992 he has been the imaging voice for over 50 radio stations across the country including STAR 98 in Los Angeles and Z-100 in New York.  Affiliate work includes WXIA-TV & WSB-TV, Atlanta, KPHO-TV, Phoenix and KABC-TV, Los Angeles.  He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in speech and drama from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and has been a voiceover instructor for both Los Angeles Broadcasters and the Alliance Theatre Acting Program.  He currently teaches a voiceover workshop throughout the year in Atlanta.

Susan Blaine began training as a recording engineer in 1983 with Sandy Fuller, owner of Magnetic Recording Studio.  At that time she was one of the few female studio engineers in the city. In 2000 she helped open Captive Sound Recording Studio, a voice-over studio in North Atlanta where she continues working today.  Susan’s specialty has always been working with voice talent and producing their voice demos.  

September Day Leach was born in Athens,GA and grew up in the Atlanta area.  She got her start in voice acting thirteen years ago, appearing in promotional spots for radio station 99X and its advertisers. MTV brought September to Las Vegas in 2007 to provide the announcements for their Video Music Awards ceremony.  Her voice welcomes visitors to “Dialog in the Dark,” a nationwide exhibit currently at Atlantic Station in downtown Atlanta. In promotional materials for the movie “Terminator: Salvation,” September provides the voice of the iconic antagonist, the artificial intelligence known as Skynet. Her other clients include such well known brands as VH-1, Comcast, Skechers, New York City’s Plaza Hotel, Subaru and is the voice of the 2009 Interactive Achievement Awards being shown on the Independent Film Channel. September is an accredited member of the Society of Voice Over Artists (SAVOA). She is proud to have done practically all her voice work from her home here in Atlanta.  This year September has begun teaching other local artists at her studio workshops how to break into the voice acting industry.

Tasha L. Johnson is an Atlanta-based actress and the voice of MiddleChild Creative Services.  She brings her extensive radio and theatrical experience to her work, with credits spanning television and radio, urban and general markets, local, nationwide, and industrial.  Her credits include work for Stein Mart, Coca-Cola, Mathew Knowles’ MusicWorld Kids, Interscope Records, Durex Condoms and TV One.  She is represented by Ford and by Richard S. Hutchison Management.

Deborah Richards was the morning show Co-host on WKHX, the most successful country music radio station in the Southeast at the age of 22. The show won the Academy of Country Music Award as the best morning show in the USA. She has earned an ADDY Award and two TELLY Awards for her voice work.  She began working with Captive Sound Studios in 2007. She continues to provide voice, copywriting, production services, voice coaching and voice demos for customers around the world.

Judith Sullivan is one of the most sought-after dialect coaches in the Southeast, having worked with such stars as: Harry Connick, JR., Thandie Newton and Jayne Seymour. She has worked as the Dialogue Coach for Tyler Perry Studios’ House of Payne and the dialect coach for the Alliance Theatre has been featured in hundreds of radio and TV commercials as well as industrials and major motion pictures.

Directions
From I-285 East or West
Traveling on I-285, take the GA-400 north exit, exit number 27, towards Atlanta/Dahlonega. Off of GA 400, take exit 5A and bear right onto Abernathy Road. Turn left at the second light, Peachtree Dunwoody Road. Continue on Peachtree Dunwoody Road through the first light. Take the next left into the Embassy Row complex. The Art Institute of Atlanta is the first building on the left.
 
Or for more detailed directions:
http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/AboutUs/map_directions.aspx

 

For more information visit: http://www.wifta.org
14
May
09

Chez Group presenting Kids and Teen Workshops!!!

KIDS & TEEN WORKSHOP:
One workshop will be for children ages 10 – 13 This class will be from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday,
 
 We are also having a teen workshop for ages 13-17. Class time for this group is 1:30 PM – 5:30 PM
 
  Sharon Lieblein, CSA
Sharon Chazin Lieblein, vice president of talent and casting for Nickelodeon Networks, has cast and overseen casting for several hit shows for the network, including iCarly, Drake and Josh, Zoey 101, Unfabulous, Just Jordan and Ned’s Declassified, and the new True Jackson VP with Keke Palmer, among others. Previously a staff member at Witt-Thomas Productions, Lieblein cast several shows, including The John Larroquette Show, Brotherly Love and Pearl. As a freelance casting director, she cast several pilots for Fox and television movies for NBC and CBS, as well as independent features. Lieblein, who joined Nickelodeon in 1999, works closely with the development departments at Nickelodeon and The N to cast or supervise casting on its pilots, series, TV movies and specials. She sat on the board of the Casting Society of America for 4 years and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Looking Ahead, a division of the Actors Fund of America.

$265.00
 
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-603-8755 (O)
404-352-9328 (F)
 
ADULT WORKSHOP:
June 13th and 14th
UP TO THE EDGE BUT NOT OVER THE TOP: FULL EMOTION ON FILM.

If 90% of camera acting centers on finding richness in reality of the ordinary exchanges of daily life, the remainder observes the uncharacteristic release of feelings most of us try to keep hidden.  On the first day of this two-day course, we will explore varied techniques for tapping emotion and attaching it to the text, and the use of several triggers to keep it handy during the distractions of filming.  Scenes demanding deep, complex, or surprising release of feeling will be provided at the end of the first session for overnight prep, and the second session of the weekend will be devoted to filming and playback.  The course aims to determine the most effective tools for each individual actor, and will vary from person to person.  Because of the specific attention required, class size will be limited to 16.

Two four-hour sessions required, Saturday and Sunday June 13-14.

 
$200.00
 
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-603-8755 (O)
404-352-9328 (F)
14
May
09

industry terms – Drop and Pick Up

Drop and Pick Up

If, at the time of original engagement, the day performer is given a firm pick-up date which is more than 14 calendar days* after the close of his initial employment, compensation need not be paid for the intervening time.

Day performers on episodic television paid not less than double minimum (excluding major role performers) may be dropped and picked up once in each episode, subject to a firm pick up date being given. All others have a 14 calendar day intervening period.

*This period shall be 10 calendar days for domestic productions of theatrical films and features made primarily for television exhibition.