Archive for February, 2011


GET presents Inherit the Wind

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Courtroom Showdown!

From Perry Mason to Ironside to Law & Order

…and everything in between…

Inherit the Wind started it all.


Today’s riveting courtroom dramas are all a result of Inherit the Wind‘s ability to connect with an audience. Don’t miss this American epic – the original courtroom faceoff that gave way to an entire era of entertainment.


February 24 – March 13

Get your tickets here.

Want to be a fly on the wall?
Take a peek into the rehearsal process and watch this epic event come together. Follow along here!



Have you ever experienced a moment in your life and thought, “This could be a play or a movie”? Here’s your chance to get your story on stage. For one night only, the story of your choosing will be transformed into a one-act play and performed on the GET stage.  A cast of professional actors will perform the play under the direction of GET Artistic Director, Robert J. Farley. A graphic designer will create a poster, program and invitations for your friends to see the show. The production will have one performance, with a reception following, in September of 2011. The guest of honor will receive a DVD of the performance and an autographed, bound script.


Topher Payne

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to honor a loved one or preserve a moment from your history.


Raffle tickets are $15 each, or 10 for $100

Sale closes at 3:45 pm on April 24, 2011 and

Winner will be drawn at 4:00 pm on April 24, 2011



Georgia Ensemble Theatre
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, Georgia 30077-0607


Georgia Ensemble Theatre

Georgia Ensemble Theatre Conservatory

It’s Show Time!

Dear Mystie,

Spring time is upon us! And so are our wonderful line-up of spring classes. We are so fortunate to have some of Atlanta’s finest teachers joining us this spring. (Check out the Adult Acting Class!)
Our Saturday Workshop Series, also known as SHORTS, will take students on a ride through a 10 minute play, culminating in a performance for family and friends. And our precious wee ones will journey through a popular children’s book, bringing fun and exciting characters to life. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing offerings. Call now to register and receive a special discount!


Junior Conservatory


Story Drama

Ages 4 – 1st Grade


Spend Saturday mornings bringing a popular children’s book to life, using voice and movement to create characters and tell the story.


March 5-April 30

(No class Apr 2)

Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:00am


Saturday Workshop Series

Students will improve their voice, movement, and acting skills while developing a character in a short play, culminating in a showcase for family and friends.

March 5-April 30

(No class April 2)


Elementary: Grades 2-5

Saturdays, 10:00 -12:30pm


Upper: Grades 6-12

Saturdays, 10:45 – 1:45 pm








Adult Acting

The Advanced Class with Shannon Eubanks


Whether you are a seasoned actor or have some background experience and want to brush up on your skills, this class is for you. You don’t want to miss out on this amazing opportunity. Class size is limited.


Mar 14 thru Apr 18

Mondays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.



Shannon Eubanks Camera Techniques Workshop – March 5th

Chez Studios is excited to announce that Shannon Eubanks will be teaching her one-day Camera Techniques acting workshop for adults (ages 16 and older) on Saturday, March 5th.
Shannon’s process has been developed through thirty years of teaching in Los Angeles and in M.F.A. programs across the country.
As explained by Shannon, her  on-camera workshop agenda differs from others in that, rather than giving you a script, asking you to step out into the hallway to work up the scene, and then putting you on camera to be critiqued, Shannon’s focus is on giving you the tools to actually work up the scene while you are out in the hallway.
The morning session is scheduled from 9 AM until 1 PM, then a one-hour lunch break, followed by the afternoon session scheduled from 2 PM until 6 PM.
The workshop location is the Residence Inn by Marriott Buckhead/Lenox Park at 2220 Lake Blvd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30319.
The cost of the one-day workshop is $145. The direct link to the training page of our website for further details and to register is, .
For any questions or for additional information, please feel free to contact Mary Ann at
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)


GPP: Dog Casting

“The Wettest County in the World” is being filmed in Coweta County,
GA.  New Life Casting needs a ragged looking dog as an extra for this
movie ASAP. Email photo of your dog, your
contact info & note DOG in the subject area.  The casting company’s
fan pg handling extras for this film is below.

New Life Casting

Craig Miller
GPP PR Chair

Teryl Jackson – Getting a Headshot That Gets You The Audition – Feb 26

Teryl Jackson Photography



Getting a


that gets you the AUDITION”


Saturday Feb. 26th at 4:30pm


at The Company Acting Studio


  • 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!


WIFTA’s 2011 Red Carpet Oscar Party – Feb 27

Hello WIFTA Supporters,

Click anywhere below to register.  We hope you join us!

.eblast 6 2011 Red Carpet Oscar Party

Women in Film & Television Atlanta
PO Box 52726
Atlanta, Georgia 30355
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Come experience 4 Saturdays of fantastic events during the month of February at Underground Atlanta featuring classic TV shows, films, special events and more. The African American Cinema Gallery will be on display in the upper exchange area from 12-6 each Saturday. Each film or TV screening will begin promptly at 1 p.m. Don’t miss these grand events!

Underground Atlanta Visitor’s Theater
50 Upper Alabama Street
Atlanta, GA

“Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They’re what make the instrument stretch” — what make you go beyond the norm- Cicely Tyson

Sat. Feb. 5, 2011

Starring: Clifton Davis, Ted Lange, Theordore Wilson & Theresa Merritt etc.

That’s My Mama debuted in the fall of 1974 on ABC and starred Theresa Merritt in the title role as Eloise “Mama” Curtis.

The series took place in Washington D.C. and centered around Clifton Curtis, Mama’s son and young barber, he had inherited the family barbershop from his late father, Oscar Curtis. Mama wanted the best for her son and that meant a woman in his life, so she often tried finding him a mate even though he enjoyed bachelor life.

Sat., Feb. 12, 2011

Directed & Written by: John Singleton

Starring: Ice Cube, Michael Rappaport, Omar Epps, Tyra Banks etc.

Young people from different countries, races and social backgrounds are forced to integrate when they enroll in Columbus University, where West Indian Professor Maurice Phipps (Laurence Fishburne) teaches political science. The students have to deal with problems such as financial difficulties, harassment, personal safety, self doubt, sexuality and racism. Already under pressure to perform in the classroom, in athletics, or in social settings, the students are strained to the breaking point by prejudice, inexperience, misunderstanding and their need to fit in.
The three main characters are Kristen (Kristy Swanson), a white girl from Orange County who struggles with her sexuality; Malik Williams (Omar Epps), a black student who has to rely on a sports scholarship to pay his fees; and Remy (Michael Rappaport), a white student from Idaho who is unable to make friends at college and gravitates towards a group of neo-Nazi skinheads

Sat., Feb. 19, 2011

Starring: Eddie Murphy, Richard Pryor, Della Reese, Red Foxx etc.

“Sugar” Ray is the owner of an illegal casino, who contend with the pressures of vicious gangster and corrupt policemen who want to see him go out of business. In the world of organized crime and police corruption in the 1920s, any dastardly trick is fair!

Special Feature:
Writer/Producer/Director Len Gibson will speak about this experience interviewing the acclaimed actress Della Reese and her thoughts about being on set with other great actors and comedians filming “Harlem Nights.” This event will be filmed and feature special guests.

Autumn Bailey, Tommy Ford, Len Gibson, P. Frank Williams, Daryl Boyer, Kaira Akita and Ty Walker 

Sat., Feb. 26, 2011

View the trailer of the new highly anticipated show “Templeton Pride” and participate in a Q&A following the viewing.

Starring: Tommy Ford, Lisa Wu Hartwell, Ray Lavender, Kaira Akita Whitehead & Introducing: Leslie Drake, Shatoya McClintock, Honesty Edwards & more…
Produced/Written/Directed by: Len Gibson
1st AD: Ty Walker

Director of Photography/Editor: Daryl Boyer

Producers: Tommy Ford, Autumn Bailey, Greg Galloway & Gerry McCants

In Templeton GA there reside 2 thriving and 1 struggling Black business. These businesses are ran by elite African Americans whose families came through the great depression and the Civil Rights era, therefore not only do these business owners have pride they have a since of historical relevance to the communities they reside in. The families running these businesses are the Graysons, the Franklins and the Bakers. The Graysons and the Bakers have been in competition since their grandparents ran their businesses. Today they know that they need to partner to grow but stubbornness and pride is presenting them from making that decision.

Lisa Wu on set on green screen 

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