Archive for March, 2010


Photographer Barbara B will be in Atlanta 4/5-15

I will be in Atlanta on April 5 – 15. I have a few spots left just in case you have anyone who needs new shots. I had left over people from the last time so I am coming a little earlier this time around.

Be well,



An Evening with Television Casting Directors

Tuesday, March 30 | 6:00-8:00pm (PT)
Join some the television industry’s best casting directors as they share the inside track on what it takes to be effective in the audition room. After you leave an audition… have you ever wondered how you did? Curious about what your odds were? Wonder what it takes to book the job? What, if any, bargaining power do you or your agent have with a television contract? Learn from this stellar panel of commercial casting directors what it takes to book the job and earn a living in television!

Moderated by: Lee Garlington, Actor

Panelists include: Rick Pagano, Casting Director; Paul Weber, Casting Director


Actor and Director – Creating the Character With Hollywood Director, Ralph E. Portillo

Actor and Director – Creating the Character With Hollywood Director, Ralph E. Portillo
April 24th, Atlanta, GA
Courtyard Atlanta Airport West – 3400 Creek Pointe Drive, East Point, GA

Ralph E. Portillo

In this exciting and always popular workshop with Hollywood Director, Ralph E. Portillo, 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.

This is a rare opportunity to study with a Hollywood Film Director to learn the art of creating a character for film.


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

Ralph is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


“Grease” is the Word at GET

Coming Soon to GET: Don’t miss this brand new take on the fabulous rock ‘n roll musical.
You’ll be dancin’ in the aisles!

Directed by Robert J. Farley
April 8-25, 2010
Georgia Ensemble Theatre at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center

Get Ready for a Fun Rock ‘n Roll Experience!

If you saw last year’s Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story, you know that no one does rock ‘n roll shows better than Georgia Ensemble Theatre! Come experience Grease in a whole new way. Don’t miss the unforgettable sounds of “Greased Lightnin’,” “You’re the One That I Want,” “We Go Together” and so much more!

Call 770-641-1260 or visit
for your tickets today!
Ticket prices as low as $25!
Senior and student tickets available for select performances.
College student discount tickets available for all shows.

This production is rated PG due to some thematic elements.

Thank you to our Sponsor

A Great Big Thank You to our Wonderful Corporate Sponsor for this Production.
We couldn’t do it without you!

Robert Egizio as “Vince Fontaine”
Elizabeth Neidel as “Cha-Cha”
Bethany Irby as “Marty”
Leslie Bellair as “Frenchy”

Also featured in this terrific and talented cast:
Andy Meeks
Allie Payton
Shayne Kohout
Eugene H. Russell IV
Tracy Vaden Moore
Kyle Haak
Jared Davis
Jimi Kocina
Erin Burnett
Mark Schroeder
Ryan Richardson
Patty Mosley
Sarah Spiegel
Rob Lawhon
Dolph Amick
Scott Glazer
Andrea Strommen


The Master’s Audition Workshop this Saturday March 27th will be rescheduled for Saturday April 24th, 2010.

I have spoken with all those that contacted me and were planning on attending
this Saturday with the new date in April.

If you feel the new date works better for you and you would like to attend, just let me know.

Regina Moore
Casting Director
Moore Casting, LLC
Nashville, TN.


Gwinnett County company to film in Griffin next month by Matthew W. Quinn

A Gwinnett County company will be filming a prison tale in Griffin in April.

Frank Dievbiere, the producer and director of the film “Redemption 316,” explained the film’s plot, which is partially based on a true story.

“The movie is about a college sophomore that was convicted of killing her roommate,” he said.

The two roommates had a fight and one of them fell and hit her head. The local district attorney, who was up for re-election, did everything he could to convict the woman without really investigating what happened. The protagonist ends up in prison, where she is caught up in gang violence and sexually abused.

Dievbiere said he is coming to Griffin between April 23 and April 25 to film the prison scenes at the old city jail and the old county jail. He and his assistant will be in Griffin next week in order to examine the locations and ensure they are ready for filming.

“I was looking for a location that was unique,” he said when asked why he plans to film in Griffin.

Most prisons in the Atlanta area would not permit filming due to some trouble that occurred in the Fulton County Jail earlier. The places that did permit filming in their prisons during the daytime charged too high a rate.

When Dievbiere arrives, he will bring 20 to 25 people to film. He estimated it will take a whole day to film the necessary scenes.

“We’re looking at a maximum of two days, about a minimum (of) one full day, from the morning until the later afternoon,” he said.

The jailhouse sequences represent 50 of the film’s 90 minutes.

When the film is complete, Dievbiere said it will be primarily shown in Atlanta and other parts of Georgia and possibly in neighboring states. New York and California will see premieres as well. In addition, portions will be put on DVD and distributed in order to raise money to finish the rest of the film.

Downtown Development Authority Executive Director Adam Causey spoke before the Griffin and Spalding County boards of commissioners on Dievbiere’s behalf when the commissioners voted to permit Dievbiere to film in certain locations.

Since Dievbiere wished to film in downtown Griffin, this went to Causey.

“I’m all for anybody who wants to do any type of filming in Griffin,” he said.

He cited “Driving Miss Daisy” and “The Fighting Temptations” as films made in the city.


French Canadians and Mexicans

We need Canadians who speak French and Mexicans who speak Spanish as their native language for a PAID job coming up next month.  This cannot be French or Spanish you learned in school, it must be what you grew up speaking.  If you are interested please email and put the language  you speak (FRENCH CANADIAN or MEXICAN SPANISH) in the subject.  We will assign spots in order of who contacts us first.

The tentative dates for the SPANISH jobs are 4.19-24
The tentative dates for the FRENCH jobs are 4.26-5.1

You must be able to work legally in the US with the proper paperwork up to date.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Houghton Talent, Inc.


Spanish Translation:

Necesitamos a canadienses que hablan francés y mexicanos que hablan español como su lengua materna para un PAGO trabajo que sube el mes próximo. Esto no puede ser francés ni español que aprendió en la escuela, debe ser lo que usted creció hablar. Si es interesado por favor correo electrónico y pone el idioma que usted habla (FRENCH CANADIAN o SPANISH MEXICAN) en el sujeto. Asignaremos lugares en la orden de que nos contactan primero.

Las fechas tentativas para los trabajos españoles son 4.19-24 que

Las fechas tentativas para los trabajos franceses son 4.26-5.1

Debe poder trabajar legalmente en EEUU con el papeleo apropiado para fechar arriba.

¡Esperamos el oído de usted!

Houghton Talent, Inc.


French Translation:

Nous avons besoin de Canadiens qui parlent français et Mexicains qui parlent espagnol comme leur langue natale pour un A PAYE le travail qui monte le mois prochain. Ceci ne peut pas être français ou espagnol que vous avez appris à l’école, ce doit être que vous avez grandi parler. Si vous sont intéressés s’il vous plaît d’e-mail et a mis la langue que vous parlez (FRENCH CANADIAN ou SPANISH MEXICAN) dans le sujet. Nous assignerons des endroits dans l’ordre de qui nous contactent premièrement.

Les dates provisoires pour les emplois espagnols sont 4.19-24

Les dates provisoires pour les emplois français sont 4.26-5.1

Vous devez pouvoir travailler légalement dans les Etats-Unis avec le travail administratif correct en haut pour dater.

Nous attendons avec impatience entendre de vous !

Houghton Talent, Inc.