Archive for May, 2009



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