Archive for April, 2010

30
Apr
10

Florida hurricane movie to be filmed in St. Marys, Ga.

Florida Times-Union By Gordon Jackson
Less than a year after a new St. Marys film society announced a goal to persuade producers to make a movie in the region, it announced it has landed one.
“Eye of the Hurricane” will be filmed in St. Marys in August, the Coastal Georgia Film Society announced Tuesday.
“Initially, we were looking for a location that could match the Florida Everglades,” movie producer Susan Johnson said, “but once we saw St. Marys, the possibilities were endless.”
After producers toured the city, Johnson said the script was rewritten to film at locations throughout St. Marys and beyond. One scene will be filmed at the U.S. 17 bridge spanning the St. Marys River to Florida. That will require special permits from both states.
Producers describe the movie as a family drama about members of a small Florida Everglades community struggling to put their lives back together after a devastating hurricane.
Campbell Scott, who has appeared in more than 20 movies, will play the leading role. Scott is the son of movie icon George C. Scott.
Jose Zuniga, who appeared in the hit movie “Twilight” and in starring roles in TV shows such as “Law and Order,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” and “Ghost Whisperer,” will also play a lead role in the film.
Doug Vaught, the film alliance’s chairman, said the movie will be a “real economic coup” for local businesses.
“Besides the hundreds of room nights in our hotels and bed and breakfasts that the production will provide, the cast will be eating in our restaurants, shopping in our shops and patronizing numerous businesses for various services needed,” Vaught said. “There will even be opportunities for locals to work as extras on the set.”
The production company’s Web site lists the movie’s budget at $850,000. Janet Brinko, director of the St. Marys Convention & Visitors Bureau, said the economic impact to the city will be felt long after the production is finished.
“People love to visit places where movies are filmed,” she said. “After the filming of “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” in Savannah, their area tourism soared. Having ‘Eye of the Hurricane’ filmed here will be like having a two-hour picture postcard for St. Marys distributed all over the world.”
Writer and director Jesse Wolfe said it was more than the city’s beauty that led to the decision to film in St. Marys.
“I originally wanted to shoot the film in Florida, as it is a story based in Florida,” he said. “But from the moment we drove into St. Marys, I knew I would change my mind. Potential locations leapt out at me each time we turned a corner, and the hospitality, enthusiasm and charm of the townsfolk sealed the deal. I will be making my Florida film in St. Marys, Ga.”
Alliance members secured permits and found housing for the cast and crew within a week after producers toured the city.
Barbara Ryan, the alliance’s founder and vice-chairman, said the Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act that provides a tax credit up to 30 percent was an added incentive for producers.
“Entertainment productions in Georgia have increased 400 percent since the state introduced the tax credit package in 2008,” she said. “More than 100 feature films, television series, specials and pilots have been produced in Georgia since then, helping catapult the state into the top five in the nation for film and TV production in 2009, and landing it in the top spot in the Southeast.”
Wolfe said the potential for more movies filmed in the region is “enormous.”
“The resources in this area are vast,” he said. “There are thousands of stories waiting to be told on screen and hundreds of filmmakers chomping at the bit to apply their craft here. I believe ‘Eye of the Hurricane’ can be a pioneering movie in this endeavor.”
http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2010-04-27/story/florida-hurricane-movie-be-filmed-st-marys-ga

29
Apr
10

WORKSHOP FOR THE SERIOUS & PROFESSIONAL YOUNG ACTOR

DATE: Saturday May 22nd, 2010
FOR: Ages 13 to 25
TIME: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
COST: $95.00

(Those that are not the age range mentioned above that feel they fit student criteria may submit a request to attend the workshop.)
Send headshot and resume to moorecasting@comcast.net with “Professional Young Actor” in the title of your email.)

Student Criteria:
All students attending this workshop must consider themselves a “serious and professional” actor. This means you are very interested in doing some form of acting as a profession or as a major in college. (Forms of acting include TV, Film, Commercial, Theatre, Musical Theatre.) This workshop is ideal for the actor who is interested in exploring more than one acting market.

Workshop info:
This workshop is for the actor who wants to take their game to another level. Whether that be getting listed with an agent in a different state, picking some form of acting as a major in college, moving to a bigger market, or turning a hobby into a career, this class is for the “go-getter”. We will work on scene study and several techniques to dissect a scene. Everyone will be given a monologue to perform and will be critiqued. We will discuss set etiquette as well as audition technique and prep. And of course, acting business which includes everything from the right headshot for the right job to acting unions to networking. Lunch is from 12pm-1pm. You may leave and come back or bring your lunch. Please bring a headshot and resume to the workshop.

Teacher:

Cali Elizabeth Moore is a professional actress in New York City. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows including “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”, “Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps”, and “Sex and the City 2”. Cali is a full services actress pursuing Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Commercial work. She has been acting since she was a child and has worked in every major market. She is providing this class to impart information to the young actors with a significant interest in acting.

If you are interested fill out the registration form at http://www.moorecasting.com and submit

REGISTRATION FORM
Please fill out the form with as much detail and accuracy as possible. If there is an area that does not apply to you, you do NOT need to enter any information in that field. Thank you. RM

28
Apr
10

Improv Classes at The Village Theatre

WANT TO GIVE IMPROV A TRY?

The Village Theatre offers an ongoing 5 level improv comedy class program. Each level includes 8 weeks of class training and ends with a grad show.

Upcoming Level 1 Class Start Dates:

Date: TUE. 5/18 7:30-9:30 pm            Course Cost:$100/month ($200 total)

Date: SUN. 7/18 12-2 pm                  Limit: 12 students

Register by calling 404.688.8858 or email villagecomedy@gmail.com

http://www.villagecomedy.com

27
Apr
10

From The Incentives Office

ARIZONA

Arizona’s program will be completely revised, effective January 1, 2011, if the new legislation passes. The current program sunsets on December 31, 2010

FLORIDA
Florida will switch to a transferable credit, if new legislation passes the state senate and is approved by the Governor. The House version, which has been passed, would allocate $55 million per year to the program. The bill now in the Senate would provide up to $75 million. Action is expected before the end of April, when the legislative session ends.

IOWA
Although many thought that the program was permanently dead, Iowa has instead suspended its Film Incentive program for another two years, to July 1, 2013. This will allow time to properly re-tool the program, and for the Iowa Attorney General to sort through criminal and civil matters stemming from allegations of mismanagement, lax oversight, irregularities and theft. The Attorney General will consider lifting the suspension early if the program can be retooled sooner.

MICHIGAN
Michigan’s infrastructure continues to expand, with the opening of With a Twist Studio’s 3D Screening room in Michigan, first in the state. The screening room complement’s With a Twist’s CGI, VFX and 3-D facility in Rochester Hills, MI. The website is http://www.withatwiststudio.com .

[ Source: The Incentives Office ]

27
Apr
10

Headshot Special

Hello everyone! I’m announcing the new Headshot Special. Due to Agency request,
I’m Adding to the Headshot Special ($250 for 2 shirt/wardrobe changes including
H&M) 1 headshot, 1 3/4 look, and 1 full length including H& M for only $350!
If you want a full 3 look test, it will be $400 and if you wan 4 looks with H&M, $500!
I will be running this special only for the weekend of May the 1st and 2nd.
Call now! Reserve space! Go to http://www.dannyacres.com/lifestyle to view work

26
Apr
10

J.D. Lewis and The Actor’s Lab Workshop in Atlanta

J.D. Lewis is a top acting coach, director, and owner of The Actor’s Lab in Los Angeles, California. He has worked with some of the top names in the business, who have either been nominated or won Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, Globe Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Call or email to register: 770-546-2094 / karli@thecharismastudios.com
The Actor’s Lab was established in 1990 by actor / director, J.D. Lewis. His studio is one of the most well respected and recognized names in Hollywood. The Actor’s Lab also boasts an internationally award winning theater company. In 2009, The Actor’s Lab also opened a studio in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What industry professionals have to say about J.D. Lewis
“He is the guru of acting coaches in Hollywood. Studying with J.D. Lewis, you’ll be most certainly on the road to success.”
– David Kirkpatrick
President of Paramount Pictures

“If you have the chance to study with J.D. Lewis, it will change the course of your career.”
– Gary Dontzig
Executive Producer of “Suddenly Susan” and “Murphy Brown”

“If you are lucky enough to get into this class, your have a real shot at learning the craft from a master.”
-Tom Hahn
VP of Talent / Head of Casting
Tri Star / Columbia Pictures

“Studying with J.D. Lewis in a business with no guarantees is one guaranteed way to better auditions, performances and getting a real shot at a career.”
-Joel Thurm / Casting Director

Don’t miss this opportunity to work on your craft with a well respected top Hollywood acting coach.
SPACE IS LIMITED
ADULTS (AGES 18 & UP) SATURDAY, MAY 8 12PM – 5PM

KIDS & TEENS (AGES 7 – 17) SUNDAY,MAY 9 12PM – 5PM

INVESTMENT: $150 PER WORKSHOP
CHARISMA STUDIOS | 585 Cobb Pkwy S | Suite C-1 | Marietta, GA 30060
karli@thecharismastudios.com | 770-546-2094
WWW.THECHARISMASTUDIOS.COM
WWW.THEACTORSLAB.COM

25
Apr
10

Lou Freeman Headshot Special

We are extending the headshot special until MAY 31st.

Call today for an appointment of forward along to anyone you think might be interested.
The price does not include make up.

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24
Apr
10

Kelsey Edwards shooting on Monday 4/26

Kelsey is shooting in town on Monday (26th) if anyone has any last minute headshot needs. I also wanted to give you the scoop on our new dates! We will be back in Atlanta shooting June 26th and 27th (Sat & Sun)

24
Apr
10

Movies Filmed In Georgia Gross $415 Million At Box Office

Source: Governor of Georgia

Movies filmed in Georgia have grossed over $415 million at the box office so far this year, cementing the state’s position as a leading location for filming.
Both “The Blind Side” and “The Crazies” are still in theaters and have grossed a combined total of more than $325 million at the box office.
“Why Did I Get Married Too?” was released on April 2 and has grossed more than $48.5 million, including a fourth-place finish in last week’s totals.
“The Last Song,” filmed mostly at Tybee Island and starring Miley Cyrus, opened March 31 and has grossed $42.4 million. “The Last Song” finished fifth in box office proceeds last week, placing two Georgia-made films in the top five.
At least three high-profile productions filmed in Georgia are slated to hit movie theaters in the next few months, including “The Joneses,” starring Demi Moore and David Duchovny, opening today.
“I signed the 2008 Entertainment Industry Investment Act to support of our efforts to recruit film, music and digital entertainment projects to Georgia,” said Governor Sonny Perdue. “These industries are thriving, growing and employing thousands of Georgians. Georgia’s diverse landscape, from the coasts of Savannah to the mountains of North Georgia, makes our state a prime location for film production.”
Entertainment productions in Georgia have increased 400 percent since the state introduced an aggressive tax credit package in 2008. More than 100 feature films, television series, specials and pilots have been produced in Georgia since then, helping catapult the state into the top five in the nation for film and TV production in 2009, and landing it in the top spot in the Southeast.
“Our ability to provide a variety of astounding locations, a highly-skilled workforce, significant infrastructure and cutting-edge tax incentives makes Georgia an extremely desirable place to film,” said Bill Thompson, deputy commissioner of the Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “Georgia offers everything production companies are looking for, which has enabled us to attract projects ranging from TV series like `Vampire Diaries’ and `Drop Dead Diva’ to feature films such as `The Blind Side,’ `Zombieland’ and `The Joneses.’ We’re excited about the opening of `The Last Song’ and look forward to a successful run of all of these Georgia-made movies.”
The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act provides an income tax credit of 20 percent to qualified productions, and an additional 10 percent tax credit to productions that embed a Georgia promotional logo in the titles or credits, or as product placement within the content of the production. The tax credits may be awarded to not only traditional feature films, television series, commercials and music videos, but also to innovative new industries such as video game development and animation. Since Georgia increased its competitiveness in mid-2008, the program has generated more than $950 million dollars in direct investment, yielding an overall economic impact of over $1.6 billion to the state.
Filmed on Tybee Island and at the Georgia Aquarium, “The Last Song” is a coming-of-age drama film written by Nicholas Sparks and starring Miley Cyrus, Greg Kinnear, Kelly Preston and Liam Hemsworth.
“We’ve had a very positive experience with `The Last Song’ filming on Tybee Island,” said Lindsay Fruchtl, marketing coordinator of the Tybee Island Tourism Council. “The Georgia Department of Economic Development has been very supportive and helpful along the way and we welcome production companies to film on Tybee Island. The Georgia coast has such a unique ecosystem and what makes Tybee Island so special is that we’ve got five miles of beach to work with and our close proximity to the Savannah area.”
Written and directed by Tyler Perry, “Why Did I Get Married Too?” is a comedy-drama film about four close couples gathering in the Bahamas for an annual one-week reunion. Tyler Perry Studios is located in Atlanta. Perry has filmed all his movies in Georgia, as well as his TV shows “Meet the Browns” and “House of Payne.”
Scheduled for release this summer are “Killers” and “Get Low.” “Killers,” starring Ashton Kutcher, Katherine Heigl and Tom Selleck, was filmed in Atlanta, Douglasville, Buford and at Riverwood Studios in Senoia. Heigl’s character, Jennifer Kornfeldt, falls in love and rushes into marriage with Spencer Aimes, played by Kutcher. The two enjoy a picture-perfect marriage until they find out they are targets of a multi-million dollar hit job in the action comedy film.
“Get Low” is an American folktale and real-life legend about the mysterious, 1930s Tennessee hermit who famously threw his own funeral party. The cast includes Robert Duval, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lucas Black and Bill Cobb. The film was shot in locations in Georgia that have changed little over the generations, including the small town of Crawfordville, the Gaither Plantation in Covington, a beautiful old church near Sparta, and Pickett’s Mill Battlefield near Dallas.
Coming to the big screen in November of this year is “Due Date,” a comedy film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Zach Galifianakis, Michelle Monaghan and Jamie Foxx. Downey plays a highly-strung, father who finds himself on a cross-country road trip with an aspiring actor. The film was shot at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta, Hampton and Gainesville.
More than 700 film and television productions have been shot in Georgia since 1972, including “Driving Miss Daisy,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “My Cousin Vinny,” “Forrest Gump,” “Fireproof,” “We Are Marshall,” “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” the Emmy Award-winning HBO film “Warm Springs,” “In the Heat of the Night” and “The Dukes of Hazzard.” These projects have generated $5 billion dollars in economic impact over the last 38 years. Entertainment fans can expect to see more Georgia scenery and actors on movie and TV screens as the state’s aggressive entertainment incentives, ability to provide a variety of settings, temperate weather, and excellence in customer service attract the world’s top productions.
About Georgia’s Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Division
The Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Division conducts extensive business development, sales, marketing and promotional activities in order to attract entertainment projects and businesses to the state. The division’s team also assists the local, national and international entertainment industries with information, expertise and resources. It is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD), the sales and marketing arm of the State of Georgia. For more information, please visit http://www.georgia.org/fmde .
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24
Apr
10

Janice Kent Audition Technique Intensive

Janice Kent Audition Technique Intensive
Please note this workshop has changed dates as Janice is currently filming a pilot in Los Angeles.

How to make bold “hot” choices
Eliminating Self Sabotage
How to make the most of your co-star/day player roles
Script analysis and character breakdown
Identifying your type
Audition technique coaching

“Auditions often occur in atmospheres that are not supportive or nurturing to the art of acting. I love helping actors identify their individuality and nurturing their growth while sharpening their competitive edge!” — Janice Kent
Who is Janice Kent?
Janice Kent has been a professional actress for over 30 years both in New York and in Los Angeles. She has appeared in countless Television and Film roles as well as many stage productions and over 150 television commercials. She is most recognized for her work in over 100 episodes of THE NEW LEAVE IT TO BEAVER as Maryellen Cleaver, Wally Cleaver’s (Tony Dow) wife. She also directed several episodes of that series.

She continues to act; most recently on CBS WITHOUT A TRACE and Robert Townsend’s new acclaimed webseries DIARY OF A SINGLE MOM. Additionally, Janice was a series regular on THE TED KNIGHT SHOW and she Guest Starred on many series including as FRASIER, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, ER, DESIGNING WOMEN, WHO’S THE BOSS, WITHOUT A TRACE, THREE’S COMPANY, WINGS, FANTASY ISLAND and many more.

Who are Janice’s students?

Currently Janice’s students are appearing as series regulars on television series and in films as well as soap operas. Student appearances include: Heroes (series regular), Desperate Housewives (series regular), The Office (series regular), Campus Ladies (series regular), Bold and Beautiful (series regular), True Blood (series regular), 90210 ( series regular), Curb Your Enthusiasm, Numb3rs, ER, Scrubs, CSI, Young and Restless, General Hospital, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Glory Road, Fair Game (new Sean Penn feature), etc. (partial list).

“Janice Kent has a wealth of experience. She really has demystified the audition process for me and has changed my whole way of interviewing”
– Michael Steger, series regular, 90210.

Janice’s Atlanta Class, April 30-May 2

As an LA Acting Coach and a Certified Life Coach, Janice has designed a very special weekend of learning for Atlanta actors.

FRIDAY EVENING APRIL 30, 7 – 9PM
Audition Technique plus Q and A Session, with introduction by Ken Feinberg, who has a special announcement for Atlanta actors
Open to the public ($50 Friday only)

SATURDAY May 1, 10am – 6pm
Audition Techniques
Audition Exercises
ONE ON ONE personal scene coaching

SUNDAY May 2, 10 am – 6pm
ONE ON ONE personal scene coaching
Co-Star/Day Player Auditioning
Career Counseling

This class is LIMITED to only 15 Students.

Audition Technique Intensive, 3 days (Save $75- ONLY $300 if enrolled by April 21) Friday night only, $50 ($25 discount if registered before April 21)
ENROLL TODAY- Creative Studios of Atlanta
Call 404-355-4588 or Email: CreativeStudiosofAtlanta@yahoo.com
Why Yet Another Acting Workshop?

I studied with Janice Kent privately for two weeks in Los Angeles in 2008 (and recently again through Skype). She was so fabulous and opened up my acting so much that I asked her to please come to Atlanta and help other actors here raise their talent levels. Janice has been a successful actress in L.A. for years, so she knows how an actor prepares. She comes from the inside out. In addition, she has an uncanny ability to get into the individual actor’s head and know exactly what it is that makes them tick, what holds them back, and what propels them forward. As an actor here, I plead with everyone to get in line to work with Janice. While many actors here are booking great roles, many more actors are not producing auditions that make L.A. directors and producers want to hire Atlanta talent. This hurts all of us. If we don’t work on our craft and produce in the room, the opportunities will dry up as L.A. decides to go elsewhere. And if you plan on taking any casting director workshops this year, Janice’s class will help prepare you for being in the room with those casting directors.

Janice does not simply teach an audition technique; she teaches you how to find the many nuances of the character, thus making your auditions come to life. I hope to see you there. –Jessica Leigh Smith, Atlanta Actor

23
Apr
10

Help Save Film Marketing in GA

Dear GPP Members,

Below is an example of the letter going out from the GPP leadership on the issue of the proposed marketing budget cuts to the state film office. We encourage you to write your own brief personal letter to the email addresses listed below. The main thrust of your letter is to ask these House and Senate conferees to restore the funding to the film office for their marketing budget for 2011.

Thank you.

Wilbur Fitzgerald

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Dear ———–:

I urge you to restore the marketing budget for the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office.

The film, music and digital entertainment industry in our state is a generator of regular, high-paying jobs. Due in part to the tax incentives, our industry is has grown nearly 300% over the last 18 months. It is providing jobs and pumping money into Georgia’s economy when most industries are suffering.

The motion picture industry alone spent over $770M in Georgia in 2009 and is on pace again to equal or exceed that number. Collateral investments in new Georgia infrastructure will total nearly $800M by year’s end. And, Georgia has increased its resident labor pool by over 20% since July 2008.

Naturally, marketing Georgia’s incredible entertainment industry success story is critical to sustaining its growth.

Please help save these jobs and this thriving, non-polluting industry.

Thank you.

Best regards,
YOUR NAME
———
NAMES and EMAILS

House Conferees:

Ben Harbin
ben.harbin@house.ga.gov

Jerry Keen
jerry.keen@house.ga.gov

Jan Jones
jan.jones@house.ga.gov

Senate Conferees:

Tommie Williams
tommie.williams@senate.ga.gov

Chip Rogers
chip.rogers@senate.ga.gov

Jack Hill
jack.hill@senate.ga.gov

Also emails to the Speaker’s legal counsel, Bill Reilly, might be helpful:
bill.reilly@house.ga.gov

And to the Lt. Governor’s staff person, Irene Munn:
irene.munn@ltgov.ga.gov

23
Apr
10

“Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” – HE’S BAAACKK!

May 8 – June 6, 2010
by Alan Janes and Rob Bettinson
Directed by GET Artistic Director Robert J. Farley

The Man. The Music. The Legend.
The world’s most successful rock ‘n roll musical event of all time, now in its 19th year in London’s West End, has played to 20 million people world-wide. Now “Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” is coming back to metro Atlanta! “Buddy” is the biggest musical extravaganza we ever produced here at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, and it proved to be our BIGGEST HIT EVER!

Performance Dates and Times:
Sat., 5/8 8pm
Sun, 5/9 2:30pm
Thurs., 5/13 8pm
Fri., 5/14 8pm
Sat. 5/15 4pm & 8pm
Sun., 5/16 2:30pm
Thurs., 5/20 8pm
Fri., 5/21 8pm
Sat., 5/22 4pm & 8pm
Sun., 5/23 2:30pm
Thurs., 5/27 8pm
Fri., 5/28 8pm
Sat., 5/29 4pm & 8pm
Sun., 5/30 2:30pm
Thurs., 6/3 8pm
Fri., 6/4 8pm
Sat., 6/5 4pm & 8pm
Sun., 6/6 2:30pm

ALL PERFORMANCES AT THE 14TH STREET PLAYHOUSE IN MIDTOWN ATLANTA

Tickets: Call 770-641-1260 or BUY BUDDY TICKETS ONLINE
Call Soon! Tickets are Selling Very Fast!
Now Playing at GET thru 4/25:
Did you see it? If you did, you KNOW you want to see it again! If you didn’t, DON’T MISS OUT THIS TIME!
NOMINATED FOR 5 SUZI BASS AWARDS! (Atlanta’s version of the Tony’s).
SUZI AWARD WINNER BEST ACTOR IN A MUSICAL – ROB LAWHON AS BUDDY HOLLY!
770-641-1260 http://www.get.org

About the Show :
“Buddy: the Buddy Holly Story” tells the story of Buddy Holly, and the three years (1956-59) during which he became the world’s top recording artist. The show features over 20 hits including: “Peggy Sue,” “That’ll Be the Day,” “Oh Boy,” “Maybe Baby,” “Everyday,” and more. The finale features a fantastic dance party where Buddy is joined by the Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.

The Cast
The amazing cast for this spectacular show includes Rob Lawhon (pictured right) as Buddy, Dolph Amick as the Big Bopper, Ricardo Aponte as Ritchie Valens, Ryan Richardson and Mark W. Schroeder as The Crickets. Also featured are Denise Arribas, Tim Batten, Bethany Irby, Tameka Scotton, Phillip Justman and Matt Lewis.

GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!
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Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company of the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA 30075.
770-641-1260 http://www.get.org

23
Apr
10

Charles Van Eman ACTING INTENSIVE

Charles Van Eman
Producer & Director of High Rise

ACTING INTENSIVE

For 3 evenings, May 12th, 13th & 14th work with the director of the award-winning drama series High Rise

Through assigned scenes, improv and on-camera work, explore the rewarding partnership between actor and director

Blueprint 4 Hollywood
8735 Dunwoody Place Ste 4
Atlanta GA 30350
North River Square
(Suite 4 is around the back on left)
6:30pm – 10:30pm

Please enroll by May 8th so you can be assigned a scene
For questions and to reserve your spot now: cvaneman@gmail.com

Cost: $150
(cash, checks)

With over 25 years as a film and stage actor in both L.A. and New York, Charles Van Eman brings a veteran – and working – actor and director’s perspective to the craft.
A partial list of credits includes: HIGH RISE, PRISON BREAK, VAMPIRE DIARIES, CSI MIAMI, GHOST WHISPERER, ALL MY CHILDREN, and THE COLBYS.

22
Apr
10

Training with Chez Studios – Lance Dreesen will be our instructor for the May 15th and 16th workshop for Teens and children!

 

 

We are excited to announce that Lance Dreesen will be our instructor for the May 15th and 16th workshop for Teens and children!
 
I have worked with Mr Dreesen on two films, in both cases we cast children. I admired his ability and patience with young actors.This workout for our young actor will be so beneficial . I look forward to watching Mr Dreesen as he encourages and inspires our acting talent .
 
We are fortunate to have a director work with our young talent.

– Shay Griffin

Lance Dreesen, Film Director — Children and Teen Workshop

The class is dedicated to encourage young people to use their own behavior, personality, and charm in their roles to create unique, original characters that are truly their own. Film director and acting instructor Lance Dreesen will teach students  to trust themselves to live naturally and effortlessly on camera. Through the Meisner Technique, the child, teen or young adult will learn about the technicalities of working on camera, how to make a scene real, as well as various audition techniques to make them stand out to casting directors — and gain freedom in front of the camera, as well as self-confidence that can be applied to all areas of life.

About Lance: An internationally award-winning filmmaker, Lance Dreesen is a freelance director who is also a member of the Writers Guild of America and partner in an independent film production company, Red Five Entertainment, Inc., with offices in Los Angeles, California and Carrollton, Georgia. Dreesen’s directorial debut, Terror Tract (which he also produced) was both a critical and financial success. Starring John Ritter (8 Simple Rules, Sling Blade), Bryan Cranston (Malcolm in the Middle, Breaking Bad) and Carmine Giovinazzo (CSI: New York), Terror Tract was purchased by USA Films, and has won top honors at film festivals in Europe and the United States. The film also enjoyed a theatrical release in France and Latin America. Dreesen’s Big Bad Wolf, which stars Richard Tyson (Black Hawk Down, There’s Something About Mary) and Kimberly J. Brown (Be Cool, Bringing Down the House), was released by Universal Home Video in June 2007. The film was deemed a “bloody great time” by Fangoria Magazine and won a Remi Award at the Houston International Film Festival. His latest producing credit is Conjurer, starring Andrew Bowen (MadTV) and John Schneider (Dukes of Hazzard, Smallville), which is being sold worldwide by Curb Entertainment. Dreesen’s writing credits include Charlie’s Ghost Story for Crystal Sky Entertainment, a feature film directed by Anthony Edwards (ER, Top Gun) and starring Edwards, Cheech Marin (Spy Kids, Judging Amy) and Linda Fiorentino (Men In Black). Dreesen also co-wrote Arthur’s Quest, starring Ayre Gross (Minority Report). He has also written and developed projects for numerous production companies and studios, including Universal Pictures. In fall of 2008 Dreesen wrote and directed with Red Five Entertainment producing, Our Child Is Missing, starring Dean Cain (Out of TIme, Louis & Clark). The film is a true story and gripping family drama about the life-changing events surrounding the disappearance of a two year-old child in rural West Georgia.

**Children and Teen Workshop with Lance Dreesen**
Children’s class – Saturday May  15th – 10 AM – 4:30 PM (ages 8-12)
Teen  class – Sunday May 16th – 10 AM – 4 30 PM (ages  13-17)

 

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.

21
Apr
10

CASTING CALL The Art Institute of Atlanta – this is a good opportunity for indie work

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

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!
Character descriptions and production synopsis are located at the end of this email! They are also attached as a .pdf.
AUDITIONS SESSION:
When: Monday, April 26, 2010
Time: 6:30pm – 10:00pm
Where: The Art Institute of Atlanta – Room 460A on the 4th Floor
Please plan to come to the Auditions, even if you don’t see specific parts for you! Many teams are doing 2 projects and haven’t finalized their 2nd scripts yet. Plus students often realize that the best person for a part may be quite different from their initial character description.
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
Please email Chelci’ Arnold at
— Use “Spring 2010 Auditions” as Subject of email
In the body of the email…
— Include your first and second choices for times. We schedule actors in 30-minute blocks.
— Please provide the following (VERY IMPORTANT):
–Your Height & Age Range
–If you do Voice-Overs
–If you are a member of SAG and/or AFTRA (make sure to indicate which)
–Your PHONE NUMBER(S) and EMAIL ADDRESS
— Please DO NOT attach your head shot 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

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.

The Art Institute of Atlanta
6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building 100
Atlanta, GA 30328
Directions: http://www.artinstitutes.edu/atlanta/AboutUs/map_directions.aspx

Chelci’ A. 🙂
AIA Auditions Coordinator
aiaauditions@gmail.com

**~~~~~~~~~~~***Character Descriptions***~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~**
Director(s):
Justin Neal and Jamie Sapp
Production:
“Untitled”
Plot synopsis:
Two men, Jacob and Elliot, who were hired to acquire an item for a rich, fastidious man named Mr. Vansant, arrive at his Lake House to deliver a package. He was anticipating a phone call to arrange a public “drop-off,” but they have other intentions. They arrive unannounced, in order to double-cross Mr. Vansant. Once Mr. Vansant shows “the money” Jacob reveals a pistol and Elliot reveals a knife. Demanding the money, Jacob also turns on Elliot, his partner. Backing up with the bag full of money, Jacob walks into the barrel of Mr. Vansant’s niece’s pistol. They go nowhere.

Character Descriptions (note – gender for all characters can be changed as needed)

Mr. Vansant (Age range: 25+) – Older and very fastidious, Mr. Vansant has hired two men to steal and bring him an “unknown” item that he desires. Mr. Vansant is a man that thrives on rules and the way “business should be done.” He is independently wealthy, extremely intelligent, and not expecting his recent employees to arrive at his lake house home.
Jacob (Age range: 18+ ) – Not a novice at criminal endeavors, Jacob was hired because of his past accomplishments. Sometimes, though, he lets the small things slide in favor of the bigger picture – like not checking the “clean” pistol Mr. Vansant gave them to use.
Elliot (Age range: 18+) – Newer to the criminal game, Elliot is here because of Jacob. He needed the job, and the money, and does what he’s told because of the money he wants to earn.
The Niece – Can be almost anyone. Of any age, or gender.

Director(s):
George Carlos
Production:
“Plant Rutherford”
Plot Synopsis:
Plant Rutherford is a short narrative that focuses on the reality of coal plants. There is no such thing as clean coal. Darby, a politician, makes a shady business deal to build a coal planet in a small town, while educating children on why coal plants should not be built.
Character Descriptions:
Mrs. Baxter (Female | Age range: 30’s – 50’s) – Elementary school teacher. Overly friendly and supportive, she cares deeply for
her students and finds great enjoyment in teaching.

Janie Malone (Female | Age range: 7-10) – Elementary school student and daughter of Darby Malone, County Commissioner.
Janie is a conscientious student, and looks up to her father greatly.

Timothy (Male | Age range: 7-10) – Elementary school student. Timothy is straightforward and direct, never hesitating to speak
his mind or ask questions.

Kate (Female | Age range: 7-10) – Elementary school student. A bit on the shy side, Kate is often quiet and somewhat naïve.

Additional Students (Age range: 7-10) – Elementary school students. These students are the rest of the students in Mrs. Baxter’s
class. They are generally well behaved and attentive.

Director(s):
Andrea Holman
Production:
“Samaritian House PSA”
Plot Synopsis:
A young Billy tries to aid his community by inviting a homeless man (Frank) to breakfast. Unfortunately, he doesn’t get
permission from his high-class mother to do so, causing her to go into a panic when she sees the man sitting beside her young
son at the table. Through the story Billy convinces his mother that helping the community is important and that they should have
a hand in it.

Character Descriptions:
Mom (Female | Age range: 35-45) – Height: 5’0 – 5’5″
Body Type: slender, in shape. Mom is the average stay at home mother who is always in control of everything. She want Billy to learn as much as he can; therefore, she schedules tutoring and music lessons outside of school for Billy. She likes to think of herself and her family as being above the rest, so she has a sort of snooty attitude. She is the type of woman that will give to homeless shelters and places like that but won’t give to a homeless person on the street.
Billy (Male | Age range: 8-11) – Billy is a very innocent boy who does as he is told. He is very clean cut, bold, and smart. Unlike his mother Billy notices how many homeless people are on the streets. He feels like some kind of action towards helping people should be done and he wants to be the one to do it.
Frank (Male | Age range: 45-55) – Height: 5’7″ – 6’2″
Body Type: Slender. Frank wears cut up clothes (rags). His face and hands are dirty, he has a full beard and his voice is raspy. Frank scarfs down the food that Billy gives him.

Director(s):
Myoshi
Production:
“The Giver and The Borrower”
Plot Sypnosis:
In times of struggle the community knows who to call but when one woman needs help who will return the favor?
Marica Coleman was considered a saint. Always their to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and comfort the needy. But in her time of need who would be there to carry her? Her life long boyfriend, the brother, her children, or the community?

Character Descriptions:

Marica Coleman (Female | Age range: 30+ ) – Full figured build. Her eyes have a soothing look with stress lines above her brow. Her hair is stylish to reflect the care she gives herself. Her background is that in nursing and the church. Her hands are withered seeming that they don’t belong her body. And she has a pitch perfect smile that shines light on the darkest of days. She has a husband, three children and two brothers and a community of family.

Marcos Coleman (Male | Age range: 30+ ) – A city worker with the city for twenty years. He’s a bitter, alcoholic. He dreads his life. He lives in anger and sorrow. He’s clean, shaven and quite handsome. He works hard but doesn’t want more. He’s dependent and unstable. He’s egotistical and selfish. He’s has a evil side that has yet to be seen and it lingers in the belly of that beast.
Augustine Coleman (Female | Age range: 23-26) – The daughter of Marcos and Rarisa Coleman. She’s ambitious and outgoing, but she lives with in fear and regret. She desires to leave home and start her life but she doesn’t want to leave her mother. She hates her father. She doesn’t trust men. She’s reserve and sporty. She’s a mama’s girl in search of when will her life began.
Papy Coleman (Male | Age range: 14-18) – The youngest son is a fun loving boy. He dreams to be a professional sports player. He’s intelligent but scary. He loves to imagine what his life will be. He’s so full of great hopes and dreams.

Director(s):
Ajaya & Andrea
Production:
“Depth of Drew”
Plot Synopsis:
This is the mind of Andrea Devonshire, a quiet, withdrawn, confused 16 year-old girl, who seems to live in our world, alone. Within her small Vermont town, Andrea could be considered…peculiar. Known throughout, for her random catatonic spells, it’s not unusually for Thomas Blakely, North Hero’s mailman, to drive past Andrea staring at dead road kill under an intense trance. Andrea’s silence is a veneer to what is happening to her, inside.
Logline: The power of the minds eye is examined in this “Sybil”-like remake; blended with the suspense and mystery of such movies as “Primal Fear”, “ Raising Cain”, and “North by Northwest”.

Character Descriptions:

Mrs. Felicia Greene (Female | Age range: 30’s) – African-American. 5ft-5’5ft ht with a slight darker-than-caramel complexion, almost mahogany. Silk head wraps keep her natural hair/ coil/ dreads together and back out of her face. Her jewelry and apparel scream representations of her African ancestry. Her compassion for children comes from a place of her own lacking, of children of her own. Felicia Greene is married although she struggles through a tumultuous relationship with her Husband. Mrs. Greene is fit and attractive, with a shard of gray tainting her pitch-black hair.
Dr. Walter D’Anastasia, (Male | Age range: Late 40’s early 50’s) – Caucasian. Dr. D’Anastasia however does not look his age; he in fact appears younger than his fore mentioned age. Dr. Walter seeks fame and recognition for a lifetime of psychology work and research done. He’s a healthy man with an unhealthy, borderline perverted, affection toward younger women. 5’6-6ft even, Dr. Walter is an average males height as he is also fit. He works out in an attempt to attract the younger female population. Dr. Walter is color blind, so every once in a while he’ll wear some clothing that does not compliment well.
Samantha Devonshire (Female | Age range: 36 yrs-old). Caucasian. mother of Andrew. Samantha is petite in stature, 5ft-5’3ft in height 130-140lbs. However her love for her son is immense. Samantha is somewhat ignorant to the mind of her son, Andrew. Her strawberry-blonde hair is constantly pulled back and up in an attempt to keep her face clear of it. Samantha is a hip and liberal mother, constantly making an effort to bond with Andrew, even if it’s sometimes in an inappropriate way.
Bryce McCall (Male | Age range: 16) – African-American. 170-200lbs, tall 6ft or taller. Bryce is a typical teenage male, athletic, hormone-driven and eager to humiliate the weak. His Braised head is usually covered in a backwards Yankees cap with a T-shirt and Basketball shorts on. Bryce’s sense of entitlement comes from being the son of one of the towns’ powerful and influential figures.
Andrew “Drew” Devonshire (Male | Age range: 17) – Caucasian. Drew is anywhere from 5’6-5’10 in height and 145-165lbs, so he has a slender build. Drew is a quiet soul who seems to live in our world alone. Fond of words, the graffiti notebooks he keeps with him are the only real insights into Drew’s thoughts; however, they are covertly private, to the outside world. Andrew wears are usually baggy and draping off of his slender frame.
Harper (Andrew’s alter) (Male | Age range: 17-19 ) – Violent, abrasive, in-compassionate and Drew’s protector
Drue (Drew’s alter ) (Male | Age range: 17-19 ) – Witty, comical, direct and stylish, womanizer
Lance ( Drew’s Alter ) (Male | Age range: 17-19 ) – work driven, country accent, out-doorsy, emotional, romantic

Director(s):
Toni Allen
Production:
“Speed Date-less”
Plot Synopsis:
This is a knee slapping comedy about two young women who are best friends with extremely different personalities. On their quest for love at a Speed Date event, they may just end up “Date-less.”
Character Descriptions:
Crystal Williams (Female | Age range: 20-25) – Crystal Williams is a young, conservative college student, from a small town in Missouri. She thinks going to the Speed date event would be perfect for meeting nice guys.
Shontonya Staley (Female | Age range: 20-25 ) – Shontonya is far from conservative. She has the ability to stand out in a crowd
from the way she talks, walks, and her overall appearance. She is very opinionated, outspoken, and highly sexual. Some would
say she has no filter with what comes out of her mouth.

21
Apr
10

MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS

MASTER AUDITION WORKSHOP
MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS

REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING

DATE: Saturday, April 24th, 2010 (Hosted by Alan Dysert)
TIME: 9:00AM to 4:00PM 
LOCATION: Nashville, TN   
PRICE: $125.00

DATE: Sunday, April 25th, 2010 in Louisville, KY.

Two workshops available one for kids and one for adults

Contact : Kathy – kathy@heymantalent.com  

DATE: Saturday, June 26th, 2010 in Hilton Head, S.C.

Two workshops available one for kids and one for adults

Contact : Jennifer –Jennifer@tuckeragency.net
MASTER AUDITION WORKSHOP

“You’ll learn advanced audition techniques, scene work, improvisation, while learning what Casting Directors and Talent Agents really have to say.”

“It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door,” says Moore. “This workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed.” Come see it from the Casting Director’s perspective. Regina offers her knowledge in a nurturing and positive manner creating a comfort zone for actors to excel. Regina relates to the actor regardless of whether they are a beginner or a professional. As an instructor, she is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach.

Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years.  First an actress, Regina is now a casting director in the areas of film, television, commercials, print, music videos, and live performances. She is, without a doubt, the busiest casting director in this region. She casts feature films, TV pilots, commercials, music  videos and all other areas of on-camera performance. This is a rare opportunity to be one of a small group to study and audition for this very in-demand talent specialist in an intimate and informal atmosphere.

If you are interested in the Nashville workshop go to www.moorecasting.com and register under the workshop description and submit.

20
Apr
10

Open Call Auditions Alliance Theatre, Pre-Broadway Production of TWIST

ALLIANCE THEATRE, ATLANTA, GEORGIA

NewTwistCasting@gmail.com

Open Call Auditions

Alliance Theatre, Pre-Broadway Production of TWIST         

Directed By Debbie Allen

Book By Bill Brown

Music By Tena Clark & Gary Prim

Lyrics By Tena Clark

Casting: Peter Wise & Associates

               Jody Feldman, Alliance Theatre

Rehearsals begin: July 26, 2010 
Previews: Sept. 1, 2010 
Opens: Sept. 15, 2010 

Close: Oct 4, 2010

Location: Alliance Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia 

PLEASE SEE CHARACTER BREAKDOWN BELOW FOR DETAILS AS TO WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR.

Atlanta Audition Schedule 

Thursday, April 29, 2010 – ADULT OPEN VOCAL CALL

9:00 AM Sign In

10:00 AM Auditions begin (In order of sign ups)

Friday, April 30, 2010 – ADULT OPEN DANCE CALL

2:00 PM Sign In

Saturday, May 1, 2010 – CHILDREN OPEN VOCAL CALL

9:00 AM Sign In

10:00 AM Auditions begin (In order of sign ups)

To sign in, please report to 3rd Floor of the Woodruff Arts Center

1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA  30309.  Follow signs to registration table.

Bring updated picture/resume (stapled together).

For singing auditions, please bring 16-bars of your best pop, rock or gospel song. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided.

For dance auditions come dressed, warmed up, and ready to dance.

For answers to any questions, please call 404-733-4622 and leave them at the appropriate extension.  Someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

STORYLINE: A young orphan of mixed race, growing up in the Prohibition years, is victimized and derided. But eventually, through his own perseverance and the help of some very plucky, courageous and selfless folks, Twist is given the chance to follow his dreams…and “reach for the sky.”…

We are casting the following roles:

[TWIST] 9-13 years old small African American Male, the child of a white mother and black father, he is a plucky but innocent child, given the name “Twist” by a teen girl who helped birth the baby as a storm raged outside. Raised in an orphanage, Twist, because of his mixed heritage is always the outsider, often met with much derision, and the butt of many jokes by the older boys. However, it seems he has a natural talent for dancing, a gift he inherited from his late daddy. Despite a series of unfortunate events, Twist remains hopeful, tenacious and endearing…LEAD Must be a Strong Singer, Dancer especially (Tap) & Actor, Triple Threat! (R&B, Pop).

[BOSTON] African American Male 30-45 years old, a song and dance man working in New Orleans, Boston is devastated by the sudden loss of his performing partner, Roosevelt, who is gunned down leaving the theatre. Insecure about his talents to begin with, he opens a speakeasy during Prohibition, using young boys to sell liquor for him, always looking for an easy way to make a buck. A crafty scoundrel who seems to have lost his moral moorings, Boston is given a much-needed kick in the behind by his girlfriend, Della, who teaches him a thing or two about the importance of love and loyalty…LEAD Must be a Strong Singer, Dancer especially (Tap) & Actor, Triple Threat! (Soulful Broadway Sound, Blues).

[DELLA] African American Female 25-35 years old, first seen at 16 and later in her early 20s, she is a survivor, a courageous, unstoppable young woman, greedy with dreams of her own to fulfill. Raised in an orphanage, she flees soon after helping a young white woman give birth to a baby boy whom Della names Twist. She’s unwilling to take on the task of raising the child, despite pleas from the dying mother. Years later, quite the diva, she is a singer and big draw at Boston’s speakeasy, also Boston’s girlfriend. Plagued with guilt after meeting Twist, now 9 years old, she vows to do right by the boy…LEAD Must be a Strong Singer & Actress, Dancing always a plus! (R & B, Pop, Big Voice)

[MR. PRUDHOMME] Caucasian Male 50-65 years old, a kindly, self-possessed man, with a big heart, he is a lawyer who often helps those with little means. He’s outraged, but always gentlemanly, when a judge finds young Twist guilty of selling liquor (even though the boy claims he thought he was selling medicine). Prudhomme asks the court to have the child remanded to his custody. He is eager to provide Twist with a home and an education…LEAD Must be a Strong Singer & Actor! (Jazzy)

[ROOSEVELT KING] African American Male 25-35 years old, a popular song and dance man in New Orleans, he is a warm, effusive, talented fellow, Boston’s partner on stage. The father of little Twist, he’s setting off to marry the unborn baby’s mother when he is gunned down by a Klansman and dies…Must be a Strong Singer, Dancer especially (Tap) & Actor, Triple Threat! (R & B, Balladeer, Broadway Legit)

[ANGELA THATCHER] Caucasian Female 25-30 years old, this young pregnant woman makes her way to an orphanage where she gives birth to little Twist, but dies in the process. Though very much in love with Twist’s father, Roosevelt, she is terrified of raising a child of mixed race, and begs young Della to take the child in. Later, Angela also appears, to sing about the transcendence of love….Must be a Strong Singer with a Rock Star Voice & Actress! (Pop, R & B, Gospel)

[LUCIUS THATCHER] Caucasian Male 30-45 years old, he is Angela’s ne’er do well brother, a con man who burned through his inheritance and now wants to tap into that of his dead sister. He is told by Prudhomme that all monies have been left to Angela’s son, and only if the child should die, would Lucius be able to collect the inheritance. An unscrupulous fellow, he makes plans to get his hands on the kid…LEAD Must be a Powerful Singer & Actor. (Rock & Roll, Legit)

[CRAZAH CHESTERFIELD] All Ethnicity Male 40-50 years old, the undertaker at the Rising Sun Funeral Home in New Orleans, he is a shady opportunist, delighted when he hears of disasters, more than happy to exploit the bereaved. He’s known for putting on quite a show and buys young Twist from Boston to dance at funerals…LEAD Must be a Strong Singer & Actor who moves well. (Gospel, R&B, Legit)

[MISS COTTON] Caucasian Female 35-50 years old, the proprietor of the Parrish House Orphanage in Baton Rouge, she is a grumpy curmudgeon who derides Twist for his mixed ethnicity. The only thing she seems to enjoy is a glass of gin…Must be a Strong Singer with a Gospel, Rock Quality Voice & Actress who moves well. (Legit, Opera, Gospel, Blues)

[POTLATCH] All Ethnicities Male 50-65 years, he is co-owner of the orphanage, a cantankerous, humorless man. Must be a Strong Singer & Actor! 
(Legit, Opera)

[PISTOL] All Ethnicities Male 10-14 years old, he is one of the older boys living at the Jewel Box Theatre, delivering bottles of bootlegged liquor for Boston. He calls the setup the “best deal in town.” A bit of a scamp who knows how to get on Della’s good side, he takes Twist back to meet the other kids…Must be a Strong Singer, (Tap) Dancer & Actor. (Pop, R&B)

[YANCY] All Ethnicities 13-15 years old, he is the biggest of the boys at the orphanage, a bully who tricks Twist into asking the proprietor for his “birthday meat.”…Must be a Strong Singer, Dancer and can Act! (Gymnastics are a plus) (Pop, R&B)

[KIDS] Ensemble- All Ethnicity 9-15 years old Male or Female who can play boys. These are the homeless kids who live in the basement of Boston’s speakeasy, delivering bootlegged liquor during prohibition etc. They’re a rough-housing, rowdy crew, but do listen to Boston… Also play the boys at the orphanage, rowdy, cliquish kids who make Twist feel like an outcast because of his mixed race… Must be Strong Singers, (Tap) Dancers and can Act! (Gymnastics are a plus) (Pop, R&B, Jazz)

[ADULT] Ensemble – All Ethnicity 20-55 years old Male or Female who can Sing, Dance & Act. Must be Strong Singers who can Dance, very well: Type of vocal style we are looking for (Gospel, Pop, R&B, Legit & Rock n Roll).

 
19
Apr
10

Teryl Jackson Photography presents: “Getting a HEADSHOT that gets you HIRED”

Teryl Jackson Photography presents:

Getting a HEADSHOT that gets you HIRED”

Saturday April 24th

Room 3015 Professional Learning Classroom

10:30am – 11am

11:15am – 11:45am

1:15pm – 1:45pm

What makes a good headshot?

  • What are agents looking for?
  • How should you prepare?
  • What should you bring?
  • What’s the process?

All these questions and more will be answered in this informative FREE presentation!

Don’t miss it!

Teryl Jackson Photography
www.terylphoto.com

17
Apr
10

Seal the Deal … GET THE JOB! with Hollywood Producer/Casting Director, Jamie Elliott May 1st, Pensacola, FL

Seal the Deal … GET THE JOB!

with Hollywood Producer/Casting Director, Jamie Elliott
May 1st, Pensacola, FL

SpringHill Suites Marriott Pensacola Beach – 24 Via De Luna

Jamie Elliott
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ACE YOUR NEXT AUDITION
This is an amazing opportunity to get the “inside scoop” on what Producers and Directors are looking for and what they’re seeing during the audition process from someone who knows. Jamie Elliott began her career as a casting director, casting over 400 commercials and films.

Jamie will share tips and tricks on “sealing the deal” – making a lasting impression in auditions with casting directors, getting the call back and booking the part with Producers and Directors.

The students’ auditions will be taped and shared with her partners in Los Angeles for consideration for future projects.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON THIS WORKSHOP!

ABOUT JAMIE ELLIOTT
Ms. Elliott began her career in the film industry as a casting director, eventually founding her own Hollywood casting agency. Within 3 years SUPERIOR CASTING became one of the leading casting companies that major producers, studios and networks turned to. During her years in casting Ms. Elliott was responsible for casting over 400 television commercials, feature films and commercials.

In 1990 Ms Elliott sold her highly lucrative casting business and co-founded HEMISPHERE ENTERTAINMENT with partner Ralph Portillo. She and Mr. Portillo became the creative force behind the initiation, development, packaging and production of their theatrical, network and cable motion pictures.

READ MORE ABOUT JAMIE HERE

Ms. Elliott will co-produce the new film, “SCREAMING HALT,” the story of Indy Race Car Driver, Davey Hamilton, who survived a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway.  Read more about the film on our website news page.

HollywoodProfessionalWorkshops – News and Info

16
Apr
10

Extras Wanted!

We are booking audience members for a new courtroom type television show coming to shoot in Atlanta.

Here are a few details that we know now:

  • The program will be shot in Atlanta in May
  • The rate is $8.00/hr with a guarantee of at least 6 hours.  Houghton will deduct a 15% commission. (Won’t make you rich but sounds like fun, huh?)
  • ·         The audience will be a mixture with regards to race/age/sex.
  • You can only book this job for one day.  The client will not allow repeats.
  • You must have a valid Social Security number.

 

If you are interested in being considered for this booking, please email the following information to deb@houghtontalent.com:

  • Your first name and last name.
  • Your age, date of birth, race and sex.
  • Your cell phone and home phone (if applicable)
  • Best email address to reach you.
  • Attach one photo in jpg format.  It does not have to be a professional shot.  A snapshot will do, but it should be of you alone and taken close enough for us to see your face well.
  • Please put AUDIENCE in the subject heading of your email.

NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.  Further details will be provided as they become available.  Feel free to forward this to friends and family!

16
Apr
10

Blueprint for Hollywood AUDIT CLASS NOW, FOR MAY REGISTRATION!!! EVERY CLASS IS ON- CAMERA

AUDIT CLASS NOW, FOR MAY REGISTRATION!!!  EVERY CLASS IS ON- CAMERA 

If you are auditioning and not booking as much as you want to – we know why!  And even better —

 we know how to show you how to change that. 

Learn the Cold-Reading/Audition Technique that works in Hollywood.  

Take your career to the top here in Atlanta – or get ready to go to Los Angeles.

This on-going class is everything you need to perfect your acting skills for

Professional-level Film and Television work. We will work on Cold-Reading,

Audition Technique, Commercials and Scene Study. You will learn how to

audition, how to handle the “meeting” and how to do the job, once you get it! 

Each actor will also receive individualized coaching on your image, how to

market yourself and integrate your personality into every moment of your work. 

This class is for those serious about working in the Professional Market – either here

in Atlanta, or those wanting to go to Hollywood.

time: Daytime class Thursdays 12-2 or Evenings, Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 p

location: 8735 Dunwoody Place Suite 4, Atlanta 30350   (Plenty of free parking)

cost: First class is free, then $125/month 

contact: www.Blueprint4Hollywood.com        

ph: 770-649-5663

Taught by Kristen Shaw, LA Actress and Coach, who recently moved to Atlanta. 

Kristen Shaw has appeared in over 2 dozen Film and Television projects, 

as well as having over 25 National Commercials to her credit.  

Kristen  was recently seen as “Nora”, the First Gentleman’s Chief-of-Staff,

in ABC’s hit Commander-in-Chief, with Geena Davis and Donald Sutherland. She

was called a “modern day Lady MacBeth” by the New York Times, for her portrayal

of “Fiona”, William Petersen’s tough-talking wife in the Oscar nominated film,

The Contender. She received an Emmy campaign by the producers of the

critically-acclaimed ABC series, Line of Fire, for her role as “Janet Malloy”,

wife to the mob boss, played by David Paymer. Look for her in Resurrecting the

Champ with Samuel L. Jackson, The Last Castle, with Robert Redford, as well as

Nothing But the Truth, with Kate Beckinsale, and many others. Since being in Atlanta 

Kristen has worked on the feature films “Father of Invention” with Kevin Spacey, 

and the upcoming Sony picture “Straw Dogs”.

 She studied extensively with Margie Haber in LA, and learned to perfect the 

Audition and Cold-Reading Technique that has brought many in Hollywood great success.

Come find out why!

16
Apr
10

NOW REGISTERING FOR OUR FUN-FILLED SUMMER CAMPS Check out our special savings below…

It’s almost here! SUMMERTIME! We are thrilled to bring back our hugely popular summer camps once again this summer. And for a limited time only we are offering the following specials:

NEW FAMILY DISCOUNT: When a NEW family registers for camp and says you referred them, receive HALF OFF on your child’s tuition!*

HAPPY SPRINGRegister before April 30 and receive $25 off tuition!*

SIBLING DISCOUNT: Register a sibling and recieve 10% off TOTAL tuition!*

-GET Subscriber: 15% off tuition!*

In order to take advantage of these offers, please call 770-641-1260 before April 30th. We can hold a spot with a $75 non-refundable deposit. 

Year after year, parents tell us how much these camps mean to their children. Please consider giving the gift of theatre to your child this summer.

Thank you,

Dori Garziano / Education Director

*discounts can not be combined.

SUMMER CONSERVATORY

Grades 2-12
The best camp for well-rounded theatre training.
Students will be immersed in acting, voice, movement, improv, musical theatre and production. The camp will culminate in a presentation on the final day for family and friends!

Session I: June 14-25

Session II: July 5-16

 9am-4pm ~ $465

Grades 2-5
Students will use creative drama to explore animals in their natural habitat. The final day will include a demo day presentation for family and friends.

June 21-25

9am-4pm 

CNC Members: $325

Non-members: $365

Grades 2-12
The best camp for well-rounded theatre training.
Students will be immersed in acting, voice, movement, improv, musical theatre and production. The camp will culminate in a presentation on the final day for family and friends!

 

Session I: June 14-25

Session II: July 5-16

 9am-4pm ~ $465

Characters of the Watershed at the Chattahoochee Nature Center 

Grades 2-5
Students will use creative drama to explore animals in their natural habitat. The final day will include a demo day presentation for family and friends.

June 21-25

9am-4pm 

CNC Members: $325

Non-members: $365

THEATRE ARTS EXPLOSION

Ages 3.5- 1st grade

Children will have a blast expressing themselves through creative drama, movement, and visual art.

Session I: June 14-18

Session II: July 12-16

9:30am-1pm ~ $90

Aladdin Junior!

Grades 3-12
Under the direction of senior GET Faculty, students will experience the entire production process from audition through performance in just two weeks. In addition to rehearsing and performing, students will build costumes and sets, hang lights, and work on all technical aspects of the show. Performance Camp is for experienced students that have completed GET Summer Conservatory, a previous GET school year class, or equivalent training elsewhere.

July 19-30

 9am-4pm ~ $510 

Georgia Ensemble Theatre is the Official Resident Professional Theatre Company at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, 950 Forrest St., Roswell, GA  30075

770-641-1260

www.get.org

Ages 3.5- 1st grade  

Children will have a blast expressing themselves through creative drama, movement, and visual art.  

 

Session I: June 14-18 

Session II: July 12-16

9:30am-1pm ~ $90

PERFORMANCE CAMP

Aladdin Junior!

Grades 3-12
Under the direction of senior GET Faculty, students will experience the entire production process from audition through performance in just two weeks. In addition to rehearsing and performing, students will build costumes and sets, hang lights, and work on all technical aspects of the show. Performance Camp is for experienced students that have completed GET Summer Conservatory, a previous GET school year class, or equivalent training elsewhere.

 

July 19-30

 9am-4pm ~ $510 

 

 

16
Apr
10

The GABPC Proudly Presents for its 2010 Education Series: A Screenwriting Workshop

Register early to save $10 off GABPC Screenwriting Workshop THROUGH MONDAY APRIL 26 – only $59! Don’t delay, register today!!

The GABPC Proudly Presents for its 2010 Education Series:

A Screenwriting Workshop

Creating The Character Arc & The Development of Growth

Sunday | 16 May 2010 | 1:00 – 5:00 PM

Are you looking to unlock the mysteries of effective screenwriting? Learn from popular script and story consultant Peter A. Levy how to create a winning screenplay through story concept, plot structure, character development and theme. Selected participants will also get direct feedback on their story concepts and pitches.

Location: Creative Studios of Atlanta, 500 Bishop Street, Suite F8, Atlanta, GA 30318

Cost: $59 in advance
$69 at the door (space permitting)

Discount: Register before April 26 and get $10 off – only $59!

Visit www.gabpc.com for more information or to register online today!

15
Apr
10

Kelsey Edwards Photography will be back in Atlanta April 22nd, 23rd, and 26th, 2010.

Kelsey Edwards Photography will be back in Atlanta April 22nd, 23rd, and 26th, 2010.
We are booking fast so please call the studio at 323-936-6106 to book an appointment!
For more information please find us at www.kelseyedwardsphoto.com

15
Apr
10

CORRIGAN & JOHNSTON CASTING Workshop for ages 16 and up!

Intensive Workshop to be held at their NEW ATLANTA LOCATION!

 

“Learning How

 

Not To Act!”Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Casting Director, Mitzi Corrigan of

C&J Casting. Corrigan & Johnston is one of the most prominent casting

companies in the Southeast and they have a new office in Atlanta!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

This workshop will only be offered to a small group so that each actor will

have several opportunities to work one-on-one with the casting director.

DIGGING DEEPER!

This workshop will focus on digging deeper… going beyond just learning lines. Exploring

and understanding that a role requires a lot of preparation and research! Then learning

how to let go, listen and trust being in the moment.

WHEN: Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 1pm-5pm

WHERE: Corrigan & Johnston Casting Atlanta Office

The Actor’s Studio

2849 Piedmont Rd, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305

COST TO ENROLL: $99.00 paid in advance Go to

the ATLANTA OFFICE page to register.

http://www.cjcasting.com then click onPlease call Gigi at C&J at 704-374-9400 to enroll, or email us at cjworkshop@gmail.com.

Advance registration & payment is required. LIMITED ENROLLMENT! There is a 50%

cancellation fee if less than 48 hour notice is given.

 

“Learning How

 

Not To Act!”Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Casting Director, Mitzi Corrigan of

C&J Casting. Corrigan & Johnston is one of the most prominent casting

companies in the Southeast and they have a new office in Atlanta!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

This workshop will only be offered to a small group so that each actor will

have several opportunities to work one-on-one with the casting director.

DIGGING DEEPER!

This workshop will focus on digging deeper… going beyond just learning lines. Exploring

and understanding that a role requires a lot of preparation and research! Then learning

how to let go, listen and trust being in the moment.

WHEN: Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 1pm-5pm

WHERE: Corrigan & Johnston Casting Atlanta Office

The Actor’s Studio

2849 Piedmont Rd, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305

COST TO ENROLL: $99.00 paid in advance Go to

the ATLANTA OFFICE page to register.

http://www.cjcasting.com then click onPlease call Gigi at C&J at 704-374-9400 to enroll, or email us at cjworkshop@gmail.com.

Advance registration & payment is required. LIMITED ENROLLMENT! There is a 50%

cancellation fee if less than 48 hour notice is given.

“Learning How

 

Not To Act!”Don’t miss this opportunity to work with Casting Director, Mitzi Corrigan of

C&J Casting. Corrigan & Johnston is one of the most prominent casting

companies in the Southeast and they have a new office in Atlanta!

SPACE IS LIMITED!

This workshop will only be offered to a small group so that each actor will

have several opportunities to work one-on-one with the casting director.

DIGGING DEEPER!

This workshop will focus on digging deeper… going beyond just learning lines. Exploring

and understanding that a role requires a lot of preparation and research! Then learning

how to let go, listen and trust being in the moment.

WHEN: Sunday, April 25, 2010 from 1pm-5pm

WHERE: Corrigan & Johnston Casting Atlanta Office

The Actor’s Studio

2849 Piedmont Rd, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305

COST TO ENROLL: $99.00 paid in advance Go to

the ATLANTA OFFICE page to register.

http://www.cjcasting.com then click onPlease call Gigi at C&J at 704-374-9400 to enroll, or email us at cjworkshop@gmail.com.

Advance registration & payment is required. LIMITED ENROLLMENT! There is a 50%

cancellation fee if less than 48 hour notice is given.

15
Apr
10

CALLING ALL FILM STUDENTS*!!! Applications are now being accepted for the 2010 WIFTA $1,500 Student Tuition Scholarship Program

CALLING ALL FILM STUDENTS*!!!

Applications are now being accepted for the

2010 WIFTA $1,500 Student Tuition Scholarship Program

 Each year Women in Film and Television Atlanta is dedicated to providing college scholarship opportunities to deserving female student members based on their academic standing, artistic talents and commitment to a film-based curriculum.  Both Current and New Student Members may apply.  The scholarship funds will be paid directly to the recipient’s college or university.  The winner will be announced at the beginning of the 2010 Fall Semester and honored at WIFTA’s 36th Anniversary Gala in October.

ELIGIBILITY*:  To qualify, applicants must:

1) be a member of WIFTA, 2) be female, 3) be a student majoring in, or whose primary field of study is film or video at an accredited Georgia 4 yr. college or university, 4) must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale. 

Required Items:

 Completed application form (available for download from www.wifta.org)

 Resume

 A brief essay (500 words or less) highlighting your accomplishments

 A brief essay (500 words or less) explaining your career goals

 A Letter of Recommendation from an advisor or faculty member

 Proof of current enrollment

 A short sample of your work on DVD, 5 min or less  

 

DEADLINE:  The application deadline is May 15th, 2010.

 

TO APPLY:    Mail completed application and required items

                         (Including new member application if applicable) to:

                         Women in Film and Television Atlanta

                         Scholarship Committee

                         PO Box 52726, Atlanta, GA 30355

Not a Member Yet? You Can Still Join Today and Qualify!

Students who join WIFTA between now and May 15, 2010 will receive $10.00 off the regular WIFTA student membership rate – only $35.  Membership gets you access to educational programs, networking opportunities where you can meet “movers and shakers” in the Atlanta film, television & entertainment industry, job opportunities and our mentor program.  As a new WIFTA Student member you are also eligible to apply for the 2010 Student Tuition Scholarship Program.  

TO JOINVisit www.wifta.org to download a membership application

If you have any questions, please contact us:

For Membership information:                        For Scholarship information:

vpmembership@wifta.org                                 memberemeritus@wifta.org  

15
Apr
10

ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL STOP BY, SHOOT FILM April 17-18, 2010

April 17-18, 2010

Kodak and the Atlanta Film Festival are happy to partner to present four sessions of of the popular Stop By. Shoot Film Workshop on the weekend of April 17 and 18, 2010.

Discover how easy and fun it is to use motion picture film – and get the best images you’ve ever created.

Just “Stop By. Shoot Film.”

You’ll talk with a top cinematographer, learn how to use a S16mm camera and film, then shoot your own scene – all in under two hours! Following the event, we’ll send you a DVD of your footage, so you can see for yourself what film quality means.

There’s no fee, but space is limited, so sign up now!

This experiential learning opportunity is brought to you by Kodak and the Atlanta Film Festival.

Atlanta Film Festival Lounge, directly above the Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive , Atlanta, GA 30308

Saturday, April 17 @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM
Sunday, April 18 @ 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Click below for more information and to register.
http://motion.kodak.com/US/en/motion/education/workshops/stopby.htm

Or email us-ei-Training@kodak.com to RSVP: Include your Name, Phone Number, E-mail Address, & Session choice when responding.

If you have any questions: contact us-ei-Training@kodak.com.

Sign-up soon as space is extremely limited!

14
Apr
10

Never Stop Learning…

 The second post of this new feature on the blog…

You don’t understand anything until you learn it more than one way. ~Marvin Minsky

We will be regularly highlighting an online video clip on acting/auditioning.
Experienced or not, you’ll be able to glean useful information from these clips that should compliment classes you’re taking and your own reading and research. Our hope is that this feature will jump start your thinking, help you evaluate what you bring to the table, show you some actor traps to avoid, and give a good solid perspective on what works and what doesn’t.

*Special thanks to Ashley LeConte Campbell for research and input for this feature

14
Apr
10

The Atlanta Girl competition is having 2 in one!

Celebrity Guest Just added to watch you and help you with your COMMERCIAL SHOOT.
We are doing things a little different!

The Atlanta Girl competition is having 2 in one!
9-12 Pre-Teen
13-17 Teen
We are auditioning 9-17 all under one roof!

Previous contestants are welcome to re-enter.

(Take a sneak peak below at some amazing pictures of 2 of our winners at their Atlanta Girl Magazine’s photo shoot) You could be next!

 

 

 The Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Atlanta Girl Model and Actress Competition is taking Atlanta by storm! We are looking for girls ages 9-17 to compete in this prestigious and well known competition that is creating quite a stir in Atlanta.

If you think you have what it takes to compete for the title of Pre-Teen and Miss Teen Atlanta Girl then come to our open call:

OPEN CALL: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 and Thursday, April 15, 2010 (no registration fee) Time: 7-8:00pm
Location will be given upon RSVP
Callbacks must be available Saturday from 2:00-3:30

Bring 2 pictures (comp cards, portfolio or snap shots) and a resume (only if you have one).

We will choose 15 girls per age group from our open call to continue on in the competition. All girls receive model coaching, acting coaching, and then they will be judged on their commercial shoot and high fashion photo shoot.  Finally she has her Finale Fashion Show which is the day we declare the winner.

A photographer will be present during most events, which gives all girls an amazing opportunity to boost their portfolio.

The 2 winners will receive:
1. An editorial fashion spread in the highly anticipated Atlanta Girl Magazine (print)
2. Media recognition
3. Receive the TITLE of Pre-Teen or Miss Teen Atlanta Girl
4. Choice of free Model or Acting Classes

We are looking for girls of all races and sizes. Beginners and experienced girls are welcome.  

You must RSVP for the open call by emailing us: parents name, child’s name and age, email address, and phone number.

The one thing you can always count on with a Beyond Worldwide and Atlanta Girl Magazine production is the total self empowerment of girls.

What a great opportunity to get more modeling and acting experience which helps you in this business.

FYI: IF YOU HAVE ALREADY AUDITIONED WITH US BEFORE – PLEASE REMEMBER YOU MUST AUDITION AGAIN PER EVENT TO BE CONSIDERED.

Feel free to email us with any questions.

atlantagirlmag@gmail.com

www.atlantagirlmagazine.com

14
Apr
10

WIFTA CELEBRATES WOMEN FILMMAKERS AT 2010 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL

Following the tradition of recent years, Women in Film and Television Atlanta will not hold its monthly April program but instead encourages its members to participate and attend the 2010 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL
(April 15 – 23, 2010).

In addition WIFTA is sponsoring  FILMMAKERS HAPPY HOUR on Tuesday, April 20th, 2010 to honor and celebrate female filmmakers represented at this year’s festival. This event is open to WIFTA members and AFF Pass holders ONLY. The first 50 members will receive free drink ticket. The event is followed by screening of a Documentary Shorts 2 program that features four films, all by women directors. Join us for this exciting program at the Atlanta Film Festival.

SCREENING HIGHLIGHTS:

BORN SWEET  Cynthia Wade, Cambodia, 2010, 28 minutes   In Cambodian with English subtitles
Despite being only fifteen years old, Vinh Voeurn has accepted his destiny to be sick for the rest of life with incurable arsenic poisoning. He longs to fall in love with a girl with long, smooth hair. He fantasizes about becoming a karaoke star, winning the affections of adoring fans. But his body is terribly scarred by illness and there is a good chance the arsenic will soon take his life like the girl who once lived across the road.

NO EXCUSES   Whitney Trower, Michele Richardson, USA, 2009, 3 minutes, English
Kyle Maynard, owner of No Excuses Athletics and a congenital amputee, shows us a new outlook on life as he expresses his passion for helping people achieve their athletic goals.

PAX   Glenn Close, Sarah Harvey, USA, 2009, 22 minutes, English
Sergeant Bill Campbell who returned from Iraq with 100% disability due to post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury, reclaims his life from an unlikely source; a dog named Pax, trained by inmate Laurie Kellogg at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. PAX follows the meeting of Bill and Laurie for the first time; two people united, by the brilliance and unconditional love of a dog.

WOMAN REBEL   Kiran Deol, Nepal,USA, 2009, 37 minutes   In Nepalese with English subtitles
Over the course of a controversial ten year revolution in Nepal, 40% of the guerilla army fighting against the government were women. WOMAN REBEL follows the story of one of these women (codename ‘Silu’) on her incredible journey, from the jungles all the way through to Parliament. 

ALL SCREENINGS HELD AT:

931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308

DISCOUNTED TICKETS for WIFTA Members will be available during the FILMMAKERS HAPPY HOUR.

931 Monroe Drive, Atlanta, GA 30308