Archive for July, 2009

31
Jul
09

Auditions at the Art Institute Monday 8/3

We are having auditions at The Art Institute of Atlanta Monday, August 3rd, 2009 and we would love to have your assistance in getting the word out to more actors. For this session, we are only calling for adult actors. Will you please send (or re-send) our Auditions Notice to actors you know who may be interested? If you have any questions, please email me at <aiaauditions@gmail.com>

Thanks So Much,

Whitney Trower
Auditions Coordinator

CASTING CALL
Our STUDENTS WANT YOU to BE in THEIR FILMS!
The Art Institute of Atlanta

Our students are producing short films and commercials this quarter 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!

Audition Session:
When: Monday, August 3rd, 2009
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm
Where: The Art Institute of Atlanta – Room 460B on the 4th Floor
Parking: Parking is free at The Art Institute, but if you arrive before 8pm, you need a parking pass from the receptionist in the first floor gallery.  Please get your pass and put it on your car before you come upstairs.  If you arrive after 8pm, check to see if the receptionist is still in gallery – if not, then you don’t need a pass.

TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
    Please email Whitney Trower at <aiaauditions@gmail.com>

— Use ACTORS WANTED as Subject of email
— INCLUDE your first and second choices for times. We schedule actors in 30-minute blocks.
— Please provide the following:
    Your Height & Age Range
    If you do Voice-Overs
    If you are a member of SAG and/or AFTRA
    Your PHONE NUMBER(S) and EMAIL ADDRESS
— Please DO NOT attach your headshot and resume to the email.  You will bring them to the Audition.

Your audition time will include a SPECIFIC time.  Audition times are first come, first serve. If you have a last minute change of plans, please email <aiaauditions@gmail.com>
 THE AUDITION:
— Please bring your headshot and resume (at least 2 copies each, bring more if possible)
— When you arrive, we will provide you with “sides” – excerpts from students’ scripts to use for your Auditions.
— If you’d like, you may also prepare a monologue for the Audition – but monologues aren’t required.

Actors will not be paid, but will receive a master-quality video of projects if cast.

Also, please understand that our directors are students — they are eager learners but they usually have no formal experience in auditioning with actors, making casting decisions and directing actors.

DIRECTIONS TO THE ART INSTITUTE: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/AboutUs/map_directions.aspx

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31
Jul
09

ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!

LOGO

 

Actor and Director…Creating the Character

with Award Winning Film Director Ralph E. Portillo  

 
A RARE chance to work and study with a Hollywood Film Director!

 
August 1st & 2nd  –  Atlanta, GA
Courtyard Atlanta Buckhead  |  3332 Peachtree Road, NE
 

Students will work with scripts from two of Mr. Portillo’s upcoming film projects

 
 “4am in Chinatown”  &  “Hide and Go Zeke”
 
and will be put on tape for consideration for roles in these films!

Ralph E. Portillo
Ralph Portillo 

Award Winning 

Director / Producer 

Ralph E. Portillo

Director Filmography 

2009
“BECOMING JESSE TATE”
Starring:  
Amanda Waters
Bailey Anne Borders

 
2007
CLOSURE: THE PROBLEM WITH MONEY”
Starring:  
The Crosswise Players
 
2007
“SET APART”
Starring:
Richard Roundtree
John Schneider

2006
“THE GRIFT”
Starring:
John Savage
Billy Burke

2004
“BELIEVERS AMONG US”
TV SERIES

2003
“UNDERCOVER KIDS”
Starring:
London Smith
Austin Rogers
                                       
2003
“ONE OF THEM”
Starring:
Kelly Carmichael
Brian Sheridan
             
2002
“THE GHOST CLUB”
Starring:
Brittany Robertson
Lindley Meyer

2000
“BIG BROTHER TROUBLE”
Starring:
 Dick Van Patten
Mario Lopez

1999
“THE LAST GREAT RIDE”
Starring:
Ernest Borgnine
Eileen Brennan

1996
“FEVER LAKE”
Starring:
Corey Haim
Mario Lopez

1994
“LONG WAY BACK”
Starring:
Robert Forster
Joe Estevez 

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Ralph E. Portillo

 

Mr. Portillo is an award-winning director and producer with over 20 years of directing and production experience as well as President of Hemisphere Entertainment.

Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, Academy Award nominee Eileen Brennan, Dick Van Patten, Mario Lopez, Richard Roundtree, John Schneider, Jeremy London, Billy Burke, and Corey Haim are but a few of the many talented actors who have worked under Ralph’s direction.                 

 

His films have won awards at the New York Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, The Flagstaff International Film Festival, The Charleston International Film Festival, and The Foursite Film Festival. He has also been the recipient of the Cindy Award, Telly Awards, Aurora Award, Millenium Award, the Davey Awards and the Accolade Awards.
 
Ralph is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

 
 
READ MORE ABOUT RALPH IN HIS BIO AT:

Two Sessions Available
Morning: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Afternoon: 2:30pm – 6:30pm 

Tuition – $150  |  class open to ages 12 and over
 

Actor and Director:

Creating the Character  

Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, Academy Award nominee Eileen Brennan, Dick Van Patten, Mario Lopez, John Savage, Richard Roundtree, John Schneider, Jeremy London and Billy Burke (of twilight) are just a few of the actors that have worked under Mr. Portillo’s direction.
 
Students will learn to work under the guidance of a director  to create a character. Scenes will be taped, discussed in class, then taped again. See what a difference working with a Film Director makes.  Utilize your talent and his experience to elevate the level of your on camera acting skills.
 

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Ralph Portillo on the set of The Last Great Ride with Ernest Borgnine and Eileen Brennan

Don’t Miss Out!

 
This is an extremely

R ARE OPPORTUNITY  to work and study with an award winning Hollywood Film Director.

 

We will be working with scenes from Mr.Portillo’s upcoming films 4am in Chinatown and “Hide and go Zeke and students will be put on tape for consideration for roles in those films!

Book your spot in this exciting new class now!

 

30
Jul
09

Master Class Workshop bonus: dinner w/ Mark fincannon

Friends
 
We’re getting closer and I hope, if you haven’t already, you’ll jump in and grab your spot in the Master Class Workshop today!

And if you need another reason, George and I have secured an incredible bonus for everyone taking the class – dinner with casting director Mark Fincannon! Mark has agreed to come after Saturday’s session (8/8)at around 6 pm and share dinner and some great conversation with us. You’ll be free to ask questions and gain some incredible insight from one of the busiest casting directors in the country.

The plan is to finish our work at around 5 pm, then George and I will bring in dinner for everyone as we enjoy some great conversation and valuable teaching with Mark.

This is only for students in the class and is not an audition. It’s something that George and I hope will add tremendous value to what we hope is already an valuable weekend for your acting career.

If you’re on the fence, don’t wait and grab your spot today! If you’ve already signed up, plan to stay for dinner after class that Saturday night, August 8th.

Tell your friends, we have a couple of spots left.

Go to www.masterclassworkshop.com for all the details!

See you there!

 
Mike


Mike Pniewski
Actor, Speaker, Author, Coach
www.acttowin.com
www.mikepniewski.com

30
Jul
09

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30
Jul
09

Thursday night teleprompter class – if you don’t use one, you need this class!

Increase your marketability as an actor (and your income!) by mastering the art of the teleprompter. New low price – $99!

Using actual teleprompter equipment provided by K2 Productions, you will learn the techniques needed to deliver corporate narration, live broadcast scripts, television host material, and more in this evening workshop. K2 Productions will be providing an experienced teleprompter operator who will be operating the prompter and providing feedback and expertise as well. Taught by Bob Harter.

Join us for this valuable workshop to add to your resumé!

D E T A I L S
7-10 p.m
THURSDAY, JULY 30TH
Limited to 10.
Now only $99 (Payment confirms your space)

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta http://www.youract.tv

To register contact us at 404-499-9996.

29
Jul
09

Casting Children for Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell

Casting Children for Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell

Karli G. Brooks of Charisma Studios will be casting Cake Baby Production’s short independent film “The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell”. The film was written by screenwriters Kelly Young-Silverman and Michael Harper. It will be directed by Atlanta talent David Marshall Silverman and filmed by the experienced visionary, Tim Glover. Acclaimed actor, Steve Coulter is set to star in the title role.

Auditions will be held Saturday, August 1 from 10AM-12PM.

Filming will begin August 8th and take place over the span of 3-4 weekends in August. Specific dates will be finalized after casting. Child roles, other than Jacob and Mathew, will require a one day shoot( August 8). Roles will not be paid, but all actors will receive copy/credit/meals and we will submit for credit on IMDb.

Non-union actors, please email headshots, resumes and any reels or video links you may have to cakebabyproductions@gmail.com for consideration and an audition slot.

Deadline for submission is Thursday July 30th.
If we are interested in seeing you, please expect a response by early Friday July 31st.

The Tedious Existence of Terrell B. Howell

Terrell B. Howell is a middle-aged man living in suburban/corporate America. He has it all: a stable career, a beautiful family and a mind-numbing existence. Just like most happy couples, the Howells have grown accustomed to their mundane lifestyles, together and yet completely alone. But the desire to feel important in a world all too happy to pass you by finally takes its toll on Terrell. Thrown out of his routine in one random instance, Terrell soon confronts something he is totally unprepared for: Joy. With Joy in his life Terrell finally feels wanted again. The only problem is his lack of routine is making Nancy suspicious. But could this unusual affair be just the thing to save the Howell’s marriage?

We will be casting the following child roles:

Jacob Howell: An adorable Caucasian 5-8 year old boy- who is outgoing and can take direction.
Mathew Howell: A Caucasian 7-10 year old boy

Supporting Roles- No lines

Children on Playground:

Lauren’s child: Caucasian, male or female, 6 – 10 years old
Sandra’s child: African American, male or female, 6 – 10 years old

29
Jul
09

Attorney Involved in Film Commission Bribe Sentenced

7/16/09

Attorney Involved in Film Commission Bribe Sentenced

NEW ORLEANS, LA—William E. Bradley, age 45, a resident of Hammond, Louisiana, was sentenced today in federal court before U. S. District Judge Lance M. Africk to ten (10) months’ imprisonment, for conspiracy to bribe a state official in connection with a program receiving federal funds announced United States Attorney Jim Letten. In addition, the defendant was ordered to pay a $5000 fine, and will be placed on three (3) years of supervised release following the term of imprisonment, during which time the defendant will be under federal supervision and risks an additional term of imprisonment should he violate any terms of her supervised release. In handling down the sentence, Judge Africk admonished the defendant stating, “This is another sad chapter in the history of public corruption which has plagued this state.”

According to court documents, Mark Smith, from 2003 to 2005 was the director of the Governor’s Office for Film and Television Development (GOFTD). BRADLEY, was an attorney who represented Louisiana Institute of Film Technology (LIFT), a company established by Malcolm Petal. BRADLEY and Smith, both lawyers, had become friendly in law school. Malcolm Petal, through two LIFT related companies, “LIFT – Break Beat, LLC” and “LIFT – Evil Remains, LLC” issued BRADLEY $135,000.00 in checks. BRADLEY cashed the checks and passed $67,500.00 in cash to Mark Smith. More than one million dollars in tax credits were issued by Smith for Break Beat, LLC.

Smith pled guilty to conspiracy and bribery on September 7, 2007 and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 29, 2009 before United States District Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt. Petal pled guilty to conspiracy on December 12, 2008 and was sentenced on April 9, 2009 before United States District Judge Lance M. Africk to five (5) years in federal prison a $15,000 fine and restitution of $1,350,000.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Carter K.D. Guice, Jr., G. Dall Kammer and Peter M. Thomson.