06
Jul
11

The Chez Group Welcomes Back Producer, Director, Rob Hardy…!

The Chez Group is excited to announce an acting workshop with Stomp the Yard producer, Rob Hardy, who recently worked with Shay Griffin in Atlanta as director of Single Ladies.  Rob has been a long-time continued supporter of Shay’s mission to provide actors with top notch training by true working professionals within our industry…in order to keep building Atlanta’s own talent pool.Rob Hardy is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award.  He broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently wrapping production on Stomp the Yard: Homecoming for Sony Pictures, Hardy has returned to television with a directing stint on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker. 

Rob’s company Rainforest Films, was listed as one of the Top 25 Money Makers in Entertainment (2007) by Black Enterprise Magazine and has gone on to produce feature films including: This Christmas, Obsessed and Takers. Most recently Hardy has continued his network episodic directing with stints on The Vampire Diaries, Bones, 90210, Criminal Minds and NBC’s Heroes (the webisodes). With several studio projects in development Hardy has also broken into reality television with his creating Sprite Step Off for MTV2. Additionally, Hardy completed studies at the New York Film Academy, and has begun directing commercial projects for clients, including: CNN, TBS (Turner Broadcasting), American Honda, Coca-Cola, Georgia Lottery and The National Cancer Institute. He serves on the Advisory Board for the International Feature Project (IFP) Film Lab series.
 
To read more of Rob’s career highlights, please follow this link, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362734/bio
 
Rob will be joining us for one day only, Tuesday, July 12th from 11 AM to 4 PM.  This workshop is structured for actors ages 16 and up.
 
Rob will help guide your talent to their best audition in front of the camera from a director’s perspective.  He will discuss the opportunities for actors in both the Atlanta and LA markets, as he splits his time equally between both coasts.  He will host a question and answer session to close the day.
 
Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the day, as well. 
 
The location of Rob’s workshop is the  Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta/N. Druid Hills located at 2061 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.  
 
The cost of the workshop is $165 for the day, and space is limited.  Here is the direct link to the training page of the website to register, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html
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