Archive for February, 2011

28
Feb
11

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.

BEHIND THE SCENES
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!

YOUR COMMAND PERFORMANCE
EVERYONE HAS A STORY.
WHAT’S YOURS?

 

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

GET YOUR RAFFLE TICKETS HERE!

 

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, Georgia 30077-0607
770-641-1260
www.get.org
27
Feb
11

GET: SPRING SHORTS – Sign Up Now

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

kids

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

SHORTS!
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.

 

26
Feb
11

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, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html .
For any questions or for additional information, please feel free to contact Mary Ann at chezmaryann@aol.com.
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

25
Feb
11

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 Ann@newlifecasting.com 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
http://www.facebook.com/NewLifeCasting

Craig Miller
GPP PR Chair
24
Feb
11

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

Teryl Jackson Photography

presents…

 

Getting a

HEADSHOT

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!

19
Feb
11

WIFTA’s 2011 Red Carpet Oscar Party – Feb 27

Hello WIFTA Supporters,

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

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ON EVENTS PAGE AT WIFTA.ORG!




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18
Feb
11

THE BLACK IN FILM SERIES (UNDERGROUND ATLANTA)- FEB. 2011

THE BLACK IN FILM SERIES (UNDERGROUND ATLANTA)- FEB. 2011

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.

Synopsis:
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.

Synopsis:
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.

Synopsis:
“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

Synopsis:
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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17
Feb
11

B4H Cold Reading Class – Feb 25 – Sign up now

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REGISTER NOW! Cold Reading!
Dear Fellow Thespians,
Blueprint 4 Hollywood presents – Cold Reading Class Starting February 25th 2011.

 

REGISTER NOW! SEATING IS VERY LIMITED!  You’ve seen us featured on this season of Real Housewives of Atlanta. Now come learn how YOU can get on TV and in films.

 

In this class, you will learn the techniques of a cold reading by:

  • Understanding how to handle a script with limited time
  • Creating a technique that will take you step by step through the   audition process
  • Becoming more comfortable with on camera auditioning
  • Learning how to WOW the casting directors with your audition!!!

In Blueprint’s Cold Reading class you will learn all you need to know about how to deliver a scene in the quickest but best way possible, all while learning techniques that will separate you from the rest.  We will use real film and television scenes.  Please bring notebook, pen, and

BE PREPARED TO WORK!

CLASS STARTS FRIDAY 2/25/11 FROM 7:00PM-10:00PM

(5 WEEK COURSE)

Kristen Shaw will teach you how to:

  • Understand a cold reading
  • Be confident and make a good impression, no matter how much time you have to prepare
  • Quickly breakdown the scene
  • Learn how to make strong choices in EVERY audition
  • Calm audition nervousness
  • Create ways to read and audition differently than the rest

When this class is over you will be able to audition with confidence, even if the casting directors ask you to read for another part on the spot ( a freezing cold read)!  Don’t miss out on learning these professional tools every actor must have.  If you don’t have a great cold read to wow the casting directors, how can you get cast?

 

COST: COLD READING – 5 weeks for a total of $200!

Do this for your acting career and it will pay you back 10 fold!

REGISTER NOW atwww.blueprint4hollywood.com

or call us at:  770-649-5663

 

Sincerely,

 

Blueprint 4 Hollywood

www.blueprint4hollywood.com

KRISTEN HS
Kristen Shaw
(click on picture for IMDB link)

Classes will be taught by Kristen Shaw who made a career as an Actress in Los Angeles for over 15 years.  She has appeared over 25 films and TV shows, as well as having dozens of commercials to her credit.  Since arriving in Atlanta in April of 2009, she has worked on several projects including the Kevin Spacey film “Father of Invention”, and “Straw Dogs” with Kate Bosworth and James Marsden.  Kristen has coached thousands of actors in her career. Come see what she can do for you!

 

Kristen is highly recommended by all the Major Atlanta Agencies.

 

 

Also need a Technique for performing the perfect Monologue?

 

This class introduces the actor to the process required to effectively prepare and perform a monologue for an audition. The student will identify and select 1-2 monologues that best showcase their essences. Throughout the class, students will work on analyzing and developing the character, defining objectives and charting beats of the selected monologue(s). At the end of this class, each student will have at least one “audition-ready” monologue.

 

Intensive Intro to Monologue Class

February 19-February 26, 2011

 

 

We are located at:

8735 Dunwoody Place (North River Square), Suite 4, Atlanta (Sandy Springs on GPS), GA 30350

office: (770) 649-5663

17
Feb
11

Announcing “Inherit the Wind” – Feb 24

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
“Inherit the Wind” opens February 24

Featuring John Ammerman and

Eddie Levi Lee

Don’t miss these theatrical giants and an ensemble of over 20 actors!

THE THEATRE EVENT OF THE SEASON

 

As relevant as today’s headlines, Inherit the Wind examines Americans in conflict over our right to think for ourselves and exchange ideas. It digs deep into the heart and soul of America in a timely search for perspective and enduring hope.

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES
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!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, Georgia 30077-0607
770-641-1260
www.get.org
16
Feb
11

Advanced Audition Workshop with Regina Moore – Multiple Dates

ADVANCED AUDITION WORKSHOP

Commanding the Audition

REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – ADVANCED AUDITION WORKSHOP
DATE: February 19th, 2011(Hosted by Alan Dysert) alan@actorsschoolusa.com
TIME:
9:00AM to 4:00PM
LOCATION: Nashville, TN
PRICE: $125.00

Contact : Abby Elzemeyer MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – ADVANCED AUDITION WORKSHOP
DATE: Feb. 27th, 2011
Two workshops available one for kids and one for adults
Contact : Abby Elzemeyer abby@elzemeyertalentagency.com

HILTON HEAD, SOUTH CAROLINA – ADVANCED AUDITION WORKSHOP
DATE:  March 19th, 2001
Two workshops available one for kids and one for adults
Contact : Jennifer Jennifer@tuckeragency.net

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

Moving past just knowing the script

Determining what is unique about you as an actor

Advanced audition techniques

Scene work with commercial and film, movie scripts

Improvisation and how it relates to owning the audition

How casting directors and actors communicate in the audition

Evaluations

Regina Moore 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.

This will not be a workshop offered monthly and is generally only offered once or twice per year.

Actors that have inquired about the class will be considered first.
Please fill out the form below to sign up or contact Regina Moore.

Please fill out the form on my website www.moorecasting.com to sign up or
PLEASE CALL TO REGISTER (615) 831-0039

If workshop located in Memphis or Hilton Head contact the contacts listed above.

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

16
Feb
11

Happy Valentine’s Day from Georgia Ensemble Theatre…

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
Happy Valentine’s Day!

We’ve got a Sweetheart of a Deal for you!

Order now thru February 21 for HALF-PRICE tickets for selected seats on any Friday night performance of “Inherit the Wind!”

CAST NOTES

Meet John Ammerman and Eddie Levi Lee

 

GET welcomes John Ammerman, Artistic Director of Theater Emory, and Eddie Levi Lee, celebrating his return to Atlanta from his recent post as Artistic Director of The Empty Space in Seattle. These men lead an incredible ensemble cast of 23 actors!

 

 

Says Bob Farley: “Inherit the Wind is inhabited by two of the most dynamic characters ever written for the stage. I am thrilled beyond measure that we have two truly great actors to lead the way. John Ammerman and Eddie Lee will match wits in the greatest courtroom collision of all time, as irresistible force meets immovable object.”

 

 

 

BEHIND THE SCENES
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!

Georgia Ensemble Theatre
at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center
Roswell, Georgia 30077-0607
770-641-1260
www.get.org
15
Feb
11

Wilmington NC Workshop Hosted by Emmy Award winner GregAlan Williams

14
Feb
11

GPP – The Next Cool Thing

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GPP
Hello,

The Next Cool Thing event took place in Atlanta over January 21, 22 and 23. Thousands of visitors thronged the venue over three days to view spectacular interior design displays, entertainment, food and exhibits. Guests at Saturday night’s Gala event contributed generously toward Georgia Production Partnership, the not-profit beneficiary of the evening. Here are some pictures from the 3-day event.

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‘Avatar,’ presented by Cort Events Furnishings

NCT_volunteer
(L to R) Ana Martinez, Tiffany Mack, Tia Powell

 

NCT_GPPbooth
Sonya Lopez (center) at the GPP entrance Saturday night

NCT_booth
‘Time Machine,’ Avery Gallery
(L to R) Jay Marsh (booth designer), Lisa Harrison, Eric Levy, Ondie Daniel

 

NCT_execs
(L to R) Ric & Noel Reitz, Mark Wynns

Congratulations to Barbara English and her company To The Trade Only for producing an extremely successful event!
Craig Miller
GPP Chair, Public Relations
Quick Links

The Next Cool Thing – Georgia Film Industry demonstrates its Creativity and its Power to Unite
Last night I attended the VIP Gala Portion of The Next Cool Thing, a three day extravaganza displaying what Georgia’s interior design community, inspired by the movies, as well as the television, could dream up.

Read the rest of the article by Charles Judson here.

11
Feb
11

InkTip: Getting the right script into your hands

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InkTip helps you find good screenplays fast and easy.

Entertainment professionals, apply here.

Screenwriters, register here.

Over 100 films have been produced from scripts found through InkTip with a current average of 19 films produced per year.

To see our IMDb profile, click here or go to IMDb.com and search for ‘InkTip’.

Watch the InkTip Explained video: in less than 2 minutes, see how InkTip works for you.

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10
Feb
11

AJC Article: Always a need for extras

ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION: 

Always a need for extras

Lots of TV shows, films are shot here, which means jobs

By Holly Aguirre

For the AJC

8:26 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2011

If you keep up with Peach Buzz or the supermarket tabloids, it’s no secret that scores of Hollywood actors are invading the South.

The Georgia Entertainment Industry Investment Act, signed by Gov. Sonny Perdue in May 2005 and updated in May 2008, provides not only tax incentives for the film industry, but boosts our state’s economy as well. This translates into jobs and, according to the Georgia Film Commission, approximately 25,000 of them were created since the legislation was approved.

With more productions taking place right here in our own backyard, why not step up and take a slice of the pie? Big budget productions and locally filmed television series such as “Drop Dead Diva” and “The Walking Dead” need background players, lots of them. As a result, there are casting agencies in metro Atlanta looking for someone just like you.

“We are always in need of people of all shapes, sizes, ages and ethnicities,” said Rose Locke of Bill Marinella Casting. “People get the impression that they need to be all glamorous. That’s not true. The realer you are, the better.”

Another misconception is that you need to invest a lot of money into expensive photographs or pay for call listings. Most extra casting agencies only require a recent digital image, your contact information and general statistics, and they publish casting calls online for free.

Patrick Ingram of Extras Casting Atlanta told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that there is no reason for anyone to pay to find extra work.

“We are always posting new opportunities on our Facebook page that anyone can see and apply for,” Ingram said. “If you’ve got the time, there is more than likely a production that needs you. Generally, anyone asking you for money is pulling a scam.”

Ingram cast the background players for “The Blind Side,” “Zombieland” and “Hall Pass,” just to name a few. He is currently in need of kids who can play soccer as well as average-looking small-town folks of all ages for the upcoming Disney production “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” starring Jennifer Garner. Filming will take place in Canton and Madison . Ingram encourages those interested in participating to e-mail a clear and recent photo to Oddlifeextras @gmail.com.

If it all sounds a little bit too easy, keep in mind that the odds of you getting “discovered” are low, the hours are long and the pay is usually minimum wage. For large crowd scenes, such as in “The Change-Up” that recently filmed at Turner Field, you are lucky to walk away with a free T-shirt. Some extras reported that they make about $500 a week, sometimes more if time runs over, which it typically can, Ingram said.

“Typically in Georgia extras get paid $7.25 per hour with the guarantee of an eight-hour day,” said Lee Thomas of the Georgia Film Commission.

However, that does not discourage Steve Warren of Atlanta . He’s been at it for more than 20 years. As a freelance film critic, he finds the work enjoyable and easy to schedule in between writing gigs.

“It can be hard; it can be boring and you may not even be visible in the finished product,” Warren said. “I wouldn’t have had the patience to do this kind of work when I was younger, but in Atlanta , I have found that the people I meet are so friendly and kind.”

Warren, whose acting is not limited to background work, suggested volunteering for a local independent project first to get an idea of what happens on a larger scale on a major studio film or television show. He also said to stay patient.

“You never know when the director might spot you on a set, give you a speaking part, let you deliver a line or two,” Warren said. “At least your pay for the day will increase and you can apply for membership in the Screen Actor’s Guild.”

Warren said he has witnessed such an occurrence more than once.

That is exactly what happened to Vin Diesel, who was doing crowd work in New York , always keeping to himself on the set, never trying to stand out in the crowd, fearing that if he was only seen as an extra that directors wouldn’t take him seriously. He signed in and then hid somewhere.

“That all changed when he worked on ‘Awakenings,’ starring his longtime idol Robert De Niro,” said Janel Bersabal, also a casting agent at Extras Casting Atlanta. “When he was on set, Diesel could not help watching him, leading the film’s director, Penny Marshall, to notice him. The day he walked out of the shadows was the day Marshall cast him as a hospital orderly on the spot.”

To paraphrase legendary filmmaker Woody Allen, “Showing up is 80 percent of life.”

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

· Take at least two good digital photos that truly represent your everyday appearance: a close-up of your face and one that shows your full form. Casting directors don’t want to see your glamour shots; they need real people.

· Know your measurements from head to toe.

· Bring proper ID to the set.

WHAT TO EXPECT

· Don’t be on time; be early, and prepare for a long day.

· Though lunch is usually served, eat before arriving.

· Honor your commitment. Leaving the set for carpool or anything less than an emergency probably guarantees loss of work.

· Quiet on the set. Extras are meant for seeing, not hearing, except if you are in, say, a crowd scene at a sporting event.

· Bring a book, magazine or MP3 player and something comfortable to sit on. Do not bring cameras and no chatting on your cellphone. You are at work.

· Do not ask for autographs or speak to the principle actors.

RESOURCES

· The Georgia Film Commission maintains a hotline listing extras casting at 404-962-4055 or on the website at http://georgiafilm.org/; click “Entertainment” and the “Help Wanted Hotline.” This information is also on their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/gafmde.

· Extras Casting Atlanta also posts calls on their Facebook page. E-mail them a digital photo with your contact information to: extrascastingatlanta@gmail.com along with your age, height and weight.

· The William Reynolds Agency (www.william reynoldsagency.com) accepts similar submissions via e-mail at Rwreynolds2@cs.com.

· Bill Marinella Casting Facebook Page regularly posts calls, often last minute, online and via Twitter.

· See also Cherrix Casting ATL on Facebook, a local agency that books talent for “The Vampire Diaries.”

· Lastly, try Craigslist.org under the “Gigs” section, narrowing your search with the key word “extra.” There are legitimate jobs, but remember that anyone can post on the site. Use your best judgment.


06
Feb
11

Where’s your Actor Slate?

ATTENTION ACTORS!

Do you have an actor slate yet? If so, are you happy with it? Does it really, truly represent who you are? If not, you need one. Brooke Jaye Cornwell, my wife, uploaded her new actor slate to her personal website in mid-January, and already booked a job – WITHOUT AN AUDITION – from her slate.

As we all know, more and more auditions are done either at the agency, or self-taped (we offer that too!). The casting director and/or client never gets to meet you. The job of the actor slate is to allow potential clients to get to know you – the real you – in lieu of the meeting you in person. This is especially helpful for the out-of-town clients.

We shoot and edit our slates much the same way that Chelsea Studios does it for Actors Access in Los Angeles, but at a fraction of the price. For the month of February ONLY, we are offering this service for $50! After February, the price will go up. So ACT NOW! Your session will include a pre-interview so that you know what questions to expect, 20+ minutes of on-camera footage, full editing services to whittle that footage down to 1-2min, and delivery of your finished slate digitally. For an extra $25, we’ll edit 2 versions of your slate (a short and long version).

Contact us today to lock in your $50 rate (February appointments only). We can be reached at get_taped@comcast.net . Here is my actor slate that I just uploaded to YouTube:

05
Feb
11

Workshop with LA Casting Director Jason Wood at the Chez Group

LA-based casting director Jason Wood will be conducting an acting workshop at the Chez Group scheduled for the weekend of February 19th and 20th. The morning session, from 10 AM to 2 PM both days, will be structured for the adult actors.  The afternoon session, from 2:30 PM to 6:30 PM both days, will be structured for the teen/young adult actors.

Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the weekend, as well.

For further information and to register for Jason’s workshop, please click on the following link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html . Space is limited, so please take the time to register now.

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309

04
Feb
11

George Lopez at the FOX – Feb 26th

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03
Feb
11

Children’s Workshop with L. Warren Young

The Chez Group has a children’s workshop scheduled with L. Warren Young for February —
L. Warren Young is fresh off the set of Footloose and is finally back on the Chez Group training schedule to teach his popular children’s acting workshop!
The workshop is scheduled for the weekend of February 12th and 13th. The morning session, from 9 AM to 1 PM both days, will be structured for children ages 5 to 8.  The afternoon session, from 1:30 PM to 5:30 PM both days, will be structured for children ages 9 to 12.

Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the weekend, as well.
For further information and to register for L. Warren’s workshop, please click on the following link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html and scroll down the page. Space is limited, so please take the time to register now.
The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
02
Feb
11

Essential Theatre Recommends: Fat Pig, Feb 10-27


Essential Theatre Recommends:

Fat Pig
By Neil LaBute
Directed by Andrew Houchins

Tom is in a great place. He’s young, sexy and in top shape. Imagine his surprise when he falls for a plus-sized librarian, Helen. Will Tom hold onto his convictions and make the relationship work? Do the stereotypes of society and pressures of friends and colleagues keep him from making the right choices? See this edgy comedy where right and wrong take on a new dimension.
Featuring: Jacob York, Jenna Tamisiea, Jimi Kocina & Maureen Yasko

Fat Pig
February 10-27, 2011
Thursday – Saturday at 8:00 PM
Sunday at 2:30 PM
Tickets: $15

Essential Theatre Patrons order online with the promo code Piggy  for $10 tickets!
http://www.auroratheatre.com
678.226.6222

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Feb
11

Advanced Teen Intensive at Marie Haber Studio

Get Ready For Pilot Season!!!  We still have a few spaces available in the On-Camera Intensive for Kids coming up this weekend!
We have posted the upcoming schedule of classes for kids & teens on our web site at:   http://www.margiehaber.com/home/classes/kids
More info on each below:
ON-CAMERA ADVANCED TEEN INTENSIVE:
Margie Haber is teaching the next Advanced Teen Intensive on February 21, 22 & 24 (Mon, Tues, & Thurs.) from 4 PM – 9 PM each day.  $550.   Nonrefundable/nontransferable deposit of $275 to reserve your space.  Balance due first day of class.  Limited to 12 actors.
Once you complete the intensive, you can enroll in the weekly ongoing class taught by Zak Barnett.  Wednesdays:  6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.  $250/month (4 sessions).  You can continue in ongoing classes as long as you like.
These intensives fill up fast so email us your head shot and resume as soon as possible to apply!

Margie Haber Studio
Winner 2009 & 2010 Backstage Readers’ Choice Award
(310) 854-0870 phone
(310) 854-0462 fax