Upcoming Classes or Workshops:
Chez Studio, founded by Shay Griffin, continues to offer professional training to actors, new and veteran. All of our instructors have extraordinary backgrounds and are committed to preparing the upcoming talent pool. Writers, producers, directors, actors, casting directors and industry leaders have followed Shay Griffin’s leadership to continue building a working force of actors in Georgia and the Southeast.
JASON L. WOOD, C.S.A. Casting Director and Producer Jason Wood began his career in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia working for award winning casting director, Shay Griffin. After gaining valuable experience and exposure, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue his passion and continue his career. Arriving on the West coast, he settled in Hollywood and was soon recruited by Randy Stone, head of casting at Twentieth Century Fox Television to serve as a casting executive for the studio. During his time at 20th, the studio produced many memorable prime time television shows such as: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, X-Files, The Practice, The Simpsons, Dharma & Greg and Ally McBeal. These shows are notable for their discoveries of breakout stars that went on to become household names. Wood was then hired as the Vice President of Talent and Casting for Peter Guber’s Mandalay Pictures Television. At Mandalay, Wood participated in the development of projects for television and new media and served as casting director on Rude Awakening, a Showtime series with Lynn Redgrave, Sherilynn Fenn and Tim Curry along with the Coca-Cola sponsored series Young Americans. This WB series marked the television debut of future stars Kate Bosworth, Kate Moenning, Charlie Hunnam and Michelle Monaghan. As an independent casting director, Wood has worked on projects for all major network and cable outlets, including the Emmy winning Monk on USA starring Tony Shalhoub and most recently the ABC pilot and series Samantha Who? earning a 2008 Emmy for Jean Smart and a nomination for Christina Applegate. Wood and his partner Tammara Billik received a 2008 Artios nomination for Outstanding Comedy Pilot Casting. They are currently casting a Lifetime miniseries “Maneater” starring Sarah Chalke. Not limited to television, Wood has also established himself in award winning features. He cast the 2005 Sundance Film Festival hit Quinceanera, which accomplished the rare feat of winning both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. He also cast 2007 Outfest HBO Audience Award winner Shelter, 2007 Toronto Film Festival hit Ping Pong Playa, and Pedro, which premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. Wood received a 2007 Artios nomination for Outstanding Feature Casting for Quinceanera and a win in 2008 for the feature Park starring Ricki Lake, Cheri Oteri and William Baldwin. He is currently casting Kent State, based on the 1970 shootings and Flicka 2 for Fox. In his spare time, Wood serves on the board of the Casting Society of America, and is a youth mentor with LifeWorks. He was recently featured on the cover of the Motion Picture Fund magazine highlighting his volunteer work with their elder programs and is an active fundraiser for various local charities.. He has also traveled extensively speaking about the casting and audition process. Additionally he has completed three marathons and is currently in training for his fourth as well at training for AIDS/Lifecyle 8, a 587-mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles.
**Adult Workshop with Los Angeles Casting Director Jason Wood**
– we will have two dates for this workshop, you can choose Saturday March 13th or Sunday March 14th.
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Payment Link for Adult workshop with Jason Wood: Please let us know which day you prefer SAT March 13th or Sun March 14th.
Matt Fletcher, the Director of the Youth Division at Greene & Associates Talent Agency, began his career in the entertainment business a decade ago. Matt specializes in developing and maintaining the careers of children and young adults. During his tenure Matt also spent sometime as a talent manager, before returning back to the talent agent business. You can currently see Matt’s clients on television series such as “Hannah Montana,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Sonny With A Chance” and “Brothers and Sisters” and new FOX hit “Glee”to name a few. Matt also currently has clients in numerous feature films including “17 Again,” “Astro Boy,” “Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,” the Disney Channel MOW “Camp Rock,” As well as upcoming features, “Grown Ups” and the 2010 Sundance Film Festival hit “Hesher” with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Natalie Portman. Matt holds a BA in Theatre from the University of Kentucky.
***Children’s Workshop with Matt Fletcher from Los Angeles***
– Saturday March 13th:
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
For children ages 7 to 12 years old.
Payment link for Children’s workshop:
***Teen Workshop with Matt Fletcher from Los Angeles***
– Sunday March 14th:
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
This workshop is for teens ages 13 to 17 years old
10:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Payment link for Teen Workshop:
All of these classes will be very limited, please call our office or send an email to reserve your seat today!
Please note: Once your payment is confirmed for the workshop it can not be refunded nor guarantee credit for another workshop. Each situation will be decided based on circumstances. If Chez Studios has the date of your workshop changed and you can not attend new dates fee will be refunded or credit as determined.