Archive for July, 2010

30
Jul
10

Audition Opportunity – NYU Thesis Film

Please read below for info on an upcoming project – if you’d like to submit please follow the instructions below.

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Greetings,
The following is an opportunity for your talent to gain Significant exposure, film experience, build resume & reel.  SAG Waiver
BREAKDOWN
PROJECT:  Graduate Thesis Student Film, NYU
WORKING TITLE:  FIRE PROOF
DIRECTOR:  Basil Mironer
PRODUCER:  Tommy Oliver
CASTING DIRECTOR:  Lynn Stallings/On Screen Casting
OnScreenCasting@yahoo.com     770-366-6888 cell
FORMAT:  20  min, Dramatic Narrative,
RED ONE  Camera.
DATES:
Pre-reads: Thurs. & Fri. Aug 5th & 6th
Callbacks: Wed. Aug 11th
Tentative Rehearsals: Aug 18 –20.
Principle Photography: Aug 21–31st.
PRE-READ & CALLBACK LOCATION:
The Studio Of The Arts, 8560 Holcomb Bridge Rd. Suite 111
Alpharetta, GA 30022
SHOOT LOCATION:   South Carolina
PROVIDED:  Transportation, meals & lodging.
SUBMISSION:  You may submit electronic headshots & resumes & make an audition appointment via email, directly at:  OnScreenCasting@yahoo.com
Talent should not call.
Note:  The most challenging character to cast will be Som Wang (Thai female
20-35 years old). We would appreciate any recommendations that you may have.
Thank you!
Lynn Stallings
On Screen Casting
OnScreenCasting@yahoo.com
CAST BREAKDOWN:
1)   BEN   MOORE   (12 – ‐15 years  old, Caucasian  Male) Precocious budding pyromaniac who isn’t happy with his dad’s new mail order bride.  (LEAD) (FILLED)
2)    SOM WANG   (20-35 years old, Thai, Female) Stranger in a strange land, wants security by being accepted into a judgmental southern community.  Attractive and friendly, has past alcoholic tendencies, lover more than a fighter. Fluent in Thai is a plus.  (LEAD) (OPEN)
3)    GENE MOORE (45-55 years old, Caucasian Male) An emotionally struggling widower & father brings a Thai mail order bride into his household while trying to be devoted to his adolescent son. He tries to balance work and fatherhood while trying to make his new relationship with the Thai woman work. In the back of his mind, the recent death of his wife lingers. (LEAD) (OPEN)
4)    MAGGIE  CASH  (12 to 15 years old, Caucasian Female) Sharp tongued, arrogant.  Classmate  of Ben Moore. (SUPPORTING) (OPEN)
5)   LINDA CASH  (40’s, Caucasian Female) High Society,  Southern Belle, ex-girlfriend of Gene Moore.
(SUPPORTING)  (OPEN)
6)   MRS.  CHILDERS  (40’s-60’s, Caucasian Female) Energetic Middle School teacher, a facilitator.  (SUPPORTING) (OPEN)
7)  SOUTHERN HUNK   (20′, Caucasian Male) Muscular, handsome, charming, and a bit dim witted.(SUPPORTING) (OPEN)
SIDES ATTACHED:  Note, Gene has 2 scenes, Som Wang has 5, Linda has 1, Maggie & Mrs. Childers have 1 and Southern Hunk has 1.  Characters are written on the top of each page.
20
Jul
10

Check out headshot specials from Danny Acres Photography!!!

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19
Jul
10

Industry Night of Douglas Tappin’s “I Dream” at the Alliance at the Woodruff Arts Center!

Industry Night of Douglas Tappin’s “I Dream” at the Alliance at the Woodruff Arts Center. Don’t miss this opportunity to see this amazing production for a mere $15. The Industry Performance will take place on Tuesday, July 20 at 8:00pm.

Simply use promo code PLAY710 online at www.woodruffcentertickets.org or when you call the box office at (404)733-5000 and you will get $15 tickets.

16
Jul
10

Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camp Developed For The Serious Actor

 DATES: 

AUGUST: 2
nd – 6th, 2010
Monday thru Friday 9AM to 5PM
PRICE: 1 Week Session: $395.00


CAMP FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN
4 to 6 year old Camp – 1/2 Day
DATE: August 2nd – 6th , 2010
Monday thru Friday, 9AM to 12 Noon
PRICE: $325.00


This fun, but intense, acting camp will be conducted 1 week out of each month (June, July, & August). This is the same curriculum, but offered each month for your convenience. Each 1-week session is $395.00.
At the request of Talent Agencies, Casting Director, Regina Moore has developed a remarkable week of training in the areas children will be asked to perform as a professional Actor.

“I decided to focus on what work is available to children in this market. I then put together a week dedicated to training the children in commercials, monologues / theater, film / television, script-critique, auditioning, improvisational acting, voice-over technique, and more… ” Young Performers Summer “Acting” Camps was developed for the serious actor between 7 to 17 years of age. “As a Casting Director, I see children with enormous amounts of potential, yet there’s little training available that’s focused enough to discover and develop it”.

IF INTERESTED, PLEASE REPLY WITH THIS INFORMATION:
SPECIFY ON CHECK, WHICH MONTH(S) YOU WILL BE PAYING FOR.

Send check to: 
Moore Casting
417 Welshwood Drive Suite 109
Nashville Tennessee 37211

You can go on line and register at www.moorecasting.com

13
Jul
10

“Acting as Casting Director “

Workshop Wednesday, August 4th
C&J Casting Charlotte Office
5:30 PM – 10:00 pm (dinner included)
$150.00
Age 16 and up

This commercial audition workshop focuses on the actor learning audition skills and techniques THROUGH THE EYES OF THE CLIENT/DIRECTOR/CASTING DIRECTOR

YOU, the actor,
will take on the roles of Client, Director and Casting Director

YOU, the actor,
will ‘audition’ other actors with sides from various spots

YOU, the actor,
will also take on the role of Actor, auditioning for the other ‘Clients/Directors/Casting Directors

At C&J we have had the privilege of watching thousands of auditions and seeing what audition skills work, and which ones don’t. We also have had the benefit of speaking with the client, the producers, the ad agency, and the director so that we know what they are looking for in terms of a performance. This workshop shares this information with you, the actor, so that you may audition with a renewed understanding and clarity of what is expected from you.

12
Jul
10

ADULT BALLET SERIES AT DANCE 411 STARTING THIS SUNDAY JULY 18!

GET FIT FOR SUMMER SWIM SUIT SEASON! BALLET TONES AND STRENGHTHENS, CREATING LONG, LEAN MUSCLES IN ALL PARTS OF THE BODY.

It is time for the ballet series once again at Dance 411 and this time there are three classes! The NEW series starts this Sunday July 18 and Goes through Sunday AUG 22. Hope to see you there!

ADULT BALLET SERIES LEVEL I – Six Weeks of Classes. Sundays 1:00-2:00
or go to http://www.dance411studios.com 404-622-4110
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/740415603
This class is for students with very little past ballet experience. Students learn basics of classical ballet technique through floor exercises while building muscular strength and mental acuity. Proper dance posture and classroom etiquette are emphasized.

ADULT BALLET Level 2 – Sundays 2:00-3:00
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/740420618
or go to http://www.dance411studios.com 404-622-4110
This class is for students who have completed the Ballet level 1 six week series or have some experience with ballet. The students will be building on basics already learned and work up to slightly more complicated barr combinations, turns, and jumps.

ADULT BALLET Level 3- Sundays 3:00-4:00
http://www.eventbrite.com/event/740426636
or go to http://www.dance411studios.com 404-622-4110
This class is for adults who have had 2 years of ballet training or more. Students will be adding onto their already known vocabulary of ballet moves and technique through barr excercises, center and across the floor combinations. If the student is interested in including pointwork it is optional in this class. Instructor approval required for pointwork.
Sign up for all classes and receive a discount! Contact Dance 411 for details.

Learn Ballet from Jamie Horban! Jamie is excited to join the faculty at Dance 411 as a teacher this year after moving from Chicago, Il. She trained in Chicago for many years in chechetti ballet, jazz, tap, modern, tango, flamenco, hip-hop, Musical Theater, acrobatics, Belly dance, African dance, salsa and Latin. She has trained at Evanston School of Ballet, Ruth Page Dance Center, Lou Conte Dance Studio, Ellis du Boulet, Chicago Ballet, Gus Giordano, Joel Hall Dance Center. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bs in dance and film. She has danced with numerous dance companies including Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dance Chicago, White Oak Dance Project, and Latin American Dance Company. She has taught at Atlanta Ballet, Interlochen Arts Academy, Korean Dance Company,Gold’s Gym, Northlight Theater, and Ballet Legere just to name a few. She has choreographed for many dance companies, theaters and production companies around the United States including Interlochen Arts, Atlanta Ballet Pre-Pro Division, Dance Chicago, The Chicago Cultural Center, CK Dance Company, Northlight Theater, Metropolis Theater, Bailiwick Theater, Ballet Legere, Northwestern University, and the Actor’s Gymnasium. While in Chicago Jamie Produced four large festivals a year including Solestance which had an eight year run. The festival and Jamie were featured in the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Reader, The Dailiy Herald, Pioneer Press, as well as on WGN morning news and WTTW Chicago

All classes heald at Dance 411 Studios. Contact http://www.dance411studios.com
404-622-4110

11
Jul
10

JULY 2010 INCENTIVES UPDATES

JULY 2010 INCENTIVES UPDATES

ARIZONA

Unless a special legislative session is called by the Governor, the Arizona film incentives program will sunset on 12/31/10. Ken Chapa, Director of the Arizona Film Office, advises that companies that apply before the end of the year may be eligible to participate in the program for up to 24 months. Nearly $100 million in tax credits remains available; Arizona has post-approved $14.4 million in total incentives, with more expected soon. Interested producers should contact Chapa at kenc@azcommerce.com

CALIFORNIA

California’s entire fiscal year 2010-2011 allocation was spoken for on June 1st, 2010, the first day that applications were accepted. Because some films will not start preparation by the requisite date, funds may become available; interested producers should file an application and get on the waiting list. However, don’t file if you plan to shoot in the next 3 months, as the waiting list will not clear that soon. As of June 15, 2010, there were 40 projects on the waiting list; anyone currently on the list may email the California Film officer to find out where they are on the list.

FLORIDA

Florida began accepting applications on June 9, 2010 for tax credits that will become useable on July 1, 2011. To date, over 500 applications have been received for 73 different projects. Applications are still being accepted.

MICHIGAN

Hangar42, the giant studio complex under construction in Grand Rapids, Michigan (Western Michigan), has come under heavy media and legislative scrutiny after it was revealed that the complex had recently been listed for sale at $10 million, but the company building the studio had filed for over $40 million in infrastructure credits. A legislative aide to a state representative, who had been asked to investigate the deal, had earlier claimed that he was making a substantial profit on tax credits for a studio infrastructure deal. The aide has resigned, and the credit application has not been approved.

In a video posted on M-Live.com, the aide said, “We made a deal where we pay only $4 million, and collect a $12.5 million film tax credit. So how much did the building cost us? We made a profit off the state.” A summary of the various articles is available at http://topics.mlive.com/tag/Hangar42%20Studios/index.html

On the other side of the state, Oakland County, Michigan, will issue more than $28 million of recovery-zone facility bonds, which will be used to partially finance construction of the Michigan Motion Picture Studios facility in Pontiac, Michigan. Previously known as Raleigh Michigan Studios, the project is located in an abandoned General Motors facility and plans to include nine sound stages, offices, and additional production space. It is expected to open by early next year. An unofficial Raleigh Michigan Studios Facebook page is available at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pontiac-MI/Raleigh-Michigan-Studios/125402088782

NEW JERSEY

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s budget reform package, which includes suspension of the tax credit, was signed into law on June 30th.

‘Law & Order: SVU’, which has been based in NJ, is now moving to NYC. For more information, http://www.deadline.com/2010/06/law-order-svu-leaves-new-jersey-over-nixed-tax-credit-may-move-into-lo-set/

NEW YORK

On June 27, the NY Assembly and Senate introduced a revenue bill that would provide an additional $420 million annually over tax years 2010 through 2014 for the Empire State film production credit. Funds for the NY program are currently exhausted. For information, http://assembly.state.ny.us/Press/20100627/

PENNSYLVANIA

The Pennsylvania Film Tax Credit Program has allocated all funds for the current fiscal year, and the next fiscal year as well. Funds are anticipated to be available again starting July 1, 2011. For more information, please go to: http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/politics/Film-Tax-Credit-All-Dried-Up-94360594.html

Funds may become available if approved projects do not start on time, so interested producers should check with the PA Film Office to see if any films have dropped out of the program.

VIRGINIA

Virginia’s Governor has signed the state’s first incentives legislation into law. The legislation provides a refundable credit of 15% of all qualified Virginia expenses, or 20% if the project is filmed in an economically distressed area. An additional 10% of qualified Virginia labor is provided for films with production spend in Virginia of $250,000 to $1 million, or 20% for projects exceeding $1 million. $2.5 million is available in the 2010-2012 biennium and $5 million in any biennium thereafter. http://www.governor.virginia.gov/news/viewRelease.cfm?id=204

[ Source: The Incentives Office ]