Archive for July, 2011
The esteemed theatrical actress Carolyn Cook is offering an adult Shakespeare class this Fall. Here are the details:
When: Mondays, October 10 – November 28
Where: Georgia Shakespeare, Conant Performing Arts Center
Time: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
What: Learn to embrace Shakespeare’s language as your own and develop acting skills that will work for both classical and contemporary plays. Each student will finish the course with an audition-ready monologue and a performance-ready scene. The course culminates in a performance for family and friends.
That’s it! I’ll try to make the course worthwhile for people at various levels. Please pass this on or delete it as you see fit.
Autumn Bailey Entertainment, Film Atlanta & Blank Stage Productions Presents
A Monthly Film & TV Industry Mixer Hosted By the Cinema Dolls
July is Indie Film Maker Month
GET CONNECTED is Proud to Screen 96 Minutes – Directed by Aimee Lagos & Produced by Lee Clay
9:30 pm screening of this amazing film shot in Atlanta!
Check out the trailer at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10CWZpZ9FNA
JUST IN! FILMMAKERS…You asked for it!
We’re excited to announce this amazing opportunity! This is your chance to learn how to pitch your project to majors!
GET Connected, in association with the “Atlanta Pitch Summit” (www.atlantapitchsummit.com), is offering a 2-hour seminar series on “How to Pitch Your TV/Film Project”, 6:30-8:30PM during monthly Get Connected events. The seminar fee includes entry to the event once the seminar ends for the evening. Monthly GET Connected Pitch Seminars will be taught by Atlanta Television and Film Producers, C. Denise Hendricks and Ty Johnston.
Each seminar will offer you the opportunity to learn how to effectively pitch a television sitcom, reality show, docu-soap, animated series, dramedy, feature film, or theatrical. The seminar will also position you to present your story ideas directly to those in the business who can do something for your career!
To Register: http://getconnectedatlanta.eventbrite.com/
This month Charity Spotlight
CHECK OUT THE VIDEO ERICA DID OVER THE WEEKEND!
Partial proceeds from Julyâ€™s Get Connected benefits The Erica Hubbard Foundation. The Erica Hubbard Foundation is a non-profit organization which shows the youth that they can control their destiny with a positive mind set. We inspire and motivate the next generation by teaching and instilling certain morals the next generation should have for a successful future. We encourage our youth by building strength with optimistic thoughts in the midst of a challenging era. The Erica Hubbard Foundation gives scholarships and communicates our thought provoking message to build character in schools, churches, youth seminars, charity events and community centers in at-risk neighborhoods. http://www.theericahubbardfoundation.org
Sistah Bell’s Food and Catering, http://www.sistahbells.com â€¢ Rayne’n Cakes, http://www.raynencakes.net â€¢ Enterprise http://www.enterpriseholdings.com â€¢ Melissa Donner Goodman & The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), http://www.aftra.com/home â€¢ Entertainment Partners, http://www.entertainmentpartners.com â€¢Michael Newport of Raleigh Studios, http://www.raleighstudios.com â€¢ Lynn Mathis of Williams, Turner & Mathis, http://www.wtm-insurance.com/business-insurance/film-and-video-productions â€¢Jeanette Gregory & Women in Film & Television Atlanta, http://www.wifta.org â€¢PCE-Atlanta, http://www.pce-atlanta.com â€¢Kristen Angell Shaw & Sharon Thomas-Tomlinson of Blueprint 4 Hollywood, http://www.blueprint4hollywood.com and special thank you to Len Gibson & Peachtree Village Film Festival Atlanta, http://www.pviff.com, http://www.brightforest.com/
Ronald Lopes video last month June 30th http://vimeo.com/26094208
June 2011â€™s Get Connected Charity Spotlight – The Lisa Lopes Foundation
Get Connected Founder, Autumn Bailey, Cynthia Collins & Brent Brooks co-founders of Get Connected Present Ronald Lopes with partial proceeds check
OVER 1,000 Attendees in June…Be in the Number in July
We are announcing a slight change of plan for our upcoming workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry August 6th and 7th.
Shay asked that I encourage each of you to invite any of your talent who you feel might benefit from this weekend workshop event. It will be an excellent opportunity for her to get to meet with them personally.
After Shay’s recent seminar with Alpha Tyler, in which participants were encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding the casting process, we realized there was not enough time in the day to get to all of the answers.
With the weekend’s format that we have structured for Mari Lyn Henry’s visit to Atlanta August 6th and 7th, participants of the weekend workshop will have the opportunity to visit with Shay when she is not observing and participating with Mari Lyn. They are encouraged to ask any questions regarding the casting process that they may have, whether these questions relate to the actor individually, or are general in nature.
Because Shay will be holding this open forum discussion simultaneously with Mari Lyn Henry’s HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR workshop, we are changing the workshop location so that the two rooms will be situated next door to one another. This move will facilitate everyone’s being able to rotate more conveniently in small groups between the two sessions throughout the course of the weekend.
As a reminder, the workshop details, including the new address, are as follows.
The Chez Group is excited to announce a two-day workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry, who will be coming to Atlanta to join Shay, the weekend of August 6th and 7th.
Mari Lyn will conduct her highly acclaimed workshop, Getting Your Act Together!, based on her best selling book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, now in its fifth edition and more commonly referred to by actors and industry professionals as “The Bible of the Biz.”
To read more of Mari Lyn’s career highlights, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/mlhenry.html .
The weekend’s agenda will include image enhancement, scene study, and audition technique…both on and off camera. Each participant will receive individual analysis from Mari Lyn regarding all aspects of presentation. A detailed schedule of events can be found on the training page of our website at http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html .
Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer more of your talent’s questions about the casting process. We have found that there is a huge demand for time devoted specifically to questions and concerns regarding auditions…and nobody is better equipped and more qualified to address the subject than casting director, Shay Griffin.
While Mari Lyn works with your talent on creating their perfect image for an audition, Shay continues the process through a Q & A session that runs in conjunction over the course of this two-day workshop.
After spending the weekend with Shay and Mari Lyn, your talent will have the necessary tools it takes to be working actors.
To purchase a copy of Mari Lyn’s book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, please follow this link to Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/How-Working-Actor-5th-Television/dp/0823088952/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309226760&sr=1-1
Casting director Shay Griffin is quoted on pages 238-239 in the chapter devoted to regional markets, wherein Atlanta is designated as a “unique regional market” for the acting industry.
The minimum age requirement to attend this workshop is 15 years of age.
The hours of the workshop weekend will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM…all participants will attend both days…!
The new workshop location is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. The hotel’s phone number is 404-239-0677. If anyone should need to book a guest room, a $99 rate per night has been extended to all of our Chez Group actors. Please be sure the room is booked through the front desk to receive this special rate.
The cost of this two-day workshop is $225.
There is a PayPal button on the training page of the website. To register, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html.
The Art Institute of Atlanta
Our STUDENTS invite you to be in their SHORT FILMS, COMMERCIALS and PSAs!
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. Our students can’t make their films without you!
When: Thursday, July 28, 2011
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Where: The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Atlanta 30328
TO SCHEDULE AN AUDITION:
Please email Jessica Muhammad at <firstname.lastname@example.org>
— Use ACTORS WANTED as Subject of email
— INCLUDE your first and second choices for times. We schedule actors in 30-minute blocks.
— Please provide the following in your email:
PHONE NUMBER(S) and EMAIL ADDRESS
If you do Voice-Overs
If you are a member of SAG and/or AFTRA
Your audition confirmation will include a SPECIFIC time. Audition times are first come, first serve. If you have a last minute change of plans, please email email@example.com
NOTE TO PARENTS: We love your kids but this casting session is for Age 14 and up. Please email your child’s headshot, resume and key info (above) so students can contact you if they do have kid-roles. THANK you so much for your ongoing support of our young directors.
* Please bring your HEADSHOT and RESUME (at least 2 copies of each)
* Prepare 2 short MONOLOGUES (a dramatic and a comedy) for your audition.
* Sides will not be provided, but we may have IMPROV scenarios you can do in addition to your
If you can’t come to Auditions but would like to be considered for students’ film, please email us your headshot, resume and other key info noted above.
If you are coming to Audition, please don’t attach your headshot and resume to the email but be sure to bring them to the Audition
Although actors will not be paid, each actor who appears in a student film will receive a master-quality video of project(s) in which he/she appears.
Parking is free at The Art Institute, but if you arrive before 8pm, please get a parking pass from receptionist in 1st floor Gallery. Put the pass on your car, follow the signs and come upstairs. If you arrive after 8pm, see if receptionist is still in gallery – if not, you don’t need a pass.
The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Building 100, Atlanta, GA 30328
I would like to extend a very big Thank You! for taking an interest in our student films!