Archive for September, 2011


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Dave Pileggi’s Improv Class at CSA

Creative Studios of Atlanta
On-Camera IMPROV Intensive Workshop

Dave Pileggi

for Teens and Adults


Creative Studios of Atlanta
500 Bishop Street NW
Suite E4
Atlanta, GA 30318

Driving Directions

Sunday October 16, 2011 from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT
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In this life changing workshop here are just some of things you’ll learn:
~ Keys to Mastering Improv in the On Camera World
~ On Camera Technique 
~ The Business of The Business 
~ Pursuing the Dream

    …And much, much more…




Each actor will have the chance to be on camera multiple times that day. There will be a extended Q&A session to give the chance for everyone’s questions to be answered.



Dave Pileggi has learned from some of Atlanta and LA’s best acting coaches, casting directors and improvisers. In just over 3 years of acting, Dave has over 60 bookings including Vampire Diaries, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, Single Ladies, more than 20 commercials and is a professional improviser traveling around the country performing live improv shows with his improv team The Ragamuffins. He is also a highly sought after business consultant and motivational speaker.

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Register Now!

Here’s what industry professionals are saying about
Dave Pileggi…

“So happy to know and represent Dave Pileggi!  A huge encourager with unquestionable integrity, Dave is a fine actor who takes what we do very seriously.”

 – Mystie Buice, Agency Director, Houghton Talent

“Overthe last 3 years as I have coached Dave, I have found that he is very teachable and talented. It is evident by the amount of work he books that he has learned and applied what he has been taught. Dave is a hard worker and a person of character, therefore I recommend him as both an actor and a teacher.”

   Crystal Carson, Acting Coach, Los Angeles California

“I have had the privilege of working with Dave Pileggi on more than one occasion.  Dave is a gifted actor and great team player.  On set, his cheerful personality helps create an atmosphere that is positive and professional.  Dave is a committed actor with a creative flare and a stamina that rivals any of Hollywood’s leading actors.”

– Dwight Brady , Director of Dark Matter Diaries

“As a casting director who has witnessed first hand Dave’s craft in the audition room, I highly endorse this workshop for anyone who wants to have strong commercial auditions and incredible film callback auditions.”

Ken Feinberg, Casting Director, CSA

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Register Now!

Thank you for your giving yourself the gift of freedom in this one of a kind workshop.  We look forward to seeing you at Dave Pileggi’s On Camera IMPROV intensive.




Creative Studios of Atlanta

TAG Qualifying Sessions

TAG is currently filling slots for Qualifying Sessions October 14 & 15.

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great class for young kids!

Acting Class for Four to Six Year Olds

How an actor prepares for an audition is a very personal process.  And when your little actor is still learning how to read, he needs a wee bit more help preparing.  But, when the acting profession is a completely unfamiliar one, you also need help in guiding your child through that process. This two-day class is designed to give parents age appropriate methods that best facilitate the acting process.  A parent/guardian is required to participate in the class with student.

Next Session: Saturday, September 24th & October 1st

yourACT Acting Studios Atlanta

3041 N. Decatur Road

Scottdale, GA 30079

(404) 499-9996

Cost:  $99

Level I: 10:00A – 11:30A

(open to any 4-6YO student)

Covers commercial script breakdown, solo improv, business etiquette & MORE

Level II: 12:30P – 2:00P

(Level I required or agent referral)

Covers film/television script breakdown, group improv, taping-at-home & MORE

Karen Ceesay is an actor, writer, producer, wife & mom who began her career at age ten.  She has coached students’ auditions for Nickelodeon, Disney, ABC Family and various other film & television projects.  Her credits include “Army Wives”, Drop Dead Diva, One Tree Hill and she was a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show as a result of her performance in a “What Would You Do?” segment on ABC’s Primetime Live.  Karen is a well-known comedic actress in the Atlanta community and was a main stage cast member of Whole World Theatres improvisation troupe.  She has performed sketch & improv comedy for Castlerock Entertainment, Turner South and with Atlanta radio personality Ryan Cameron.  She currently works on various film, television, internet and voice-over projects nationally and locally.




2011 aicp show in atlanta




“Actor As Casting Director” Workshop
Corrigan & Johnston Casting
Quick Links
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Emails from Past Workshop Attendees
Thanks to you and Paige for a super workshop last night!  Very informative and helpful.
Best regards,
David Sweeney

Thanks so much for making the workshop such a pleasant experience.  We feel we learned many valuable tools which will help us become better actors!  We appreciate the dinner, too.
Many thanks,
Darrell and Sheryll Johnson

Dear Paige and Gigi,
Thanks so much for a great audition workshop this past Wednesday! It was very helpful and informative in many ways. I e-mailed Rusty Wiggs and told him I really loved having a chance to direct a commercial audition and it truly gave me the Big Picture of what you guys go through on a regular basis in casting…what an opportunity to have your perspective! It was also a fun group to work with on the acting side and once again, it helped to see the playbacks…what works and what doesn’t…your constructive advice really helped all of us.
Again, thanks for the time you put into making this class a success!
Elizabeth Grayson

I was thoroughly impressed with the Actor as Casting Director Workshop.  Another actress and I drove 3 1/2 hours to get there and we are both absolutely thrilled that we did!   Your practical hands-on instruction was very beneficial for me as a working actress because I left there feeling better equipped to audition with a much clearer understanding of what casting directors truly want from me.  Your professionalism and friendly demeanor really helped me feel both comfortable and relaxed during the workshop.  You have a wonderful ability to be honest in an encouraging way which helps to motivate me even more to achieve excellence.  I would not hesitate to highly recommend this or any workshop you do to any of my friends in the industry.  Thank you so much for a fun and rewarding learning experience!
Cynthia Pulsifer / Tout Talent
Aug. 31, 2010 Actor as Casting Director Workshop

Paige Johnston – Instructor
Paige Johnston Thomas is currently co-owner and Casting Director at C&J Casting.  She received her Masters in Acting at UNC-Chapel Hill and performed as an actor for many years. She has been teaching auditioning workshops for over 10 years, and has taught hundreds of students the skills she has learned from working behind the camera. She is also a theatre director and currently serves on the board of directors at Carolina Actors Studio Theatre.

“Acting as Casting Director ” Workshop
Wednesday October 12, 2011

C&J Casting Charlotte Office 5:30 PM – 9:30 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.
Contact Us
To sign up:



request a registration form, once you email back the form a spot will be secured for you until the workshop is full.


There are limited spaces.


A 50% cancellation fee will occur if you cancel within 48 hours of the workshop.



village theatre new improv class begins 11/15

Date: Mon. 11/15  7:30-9:30 pm
Course Cost: $100 per month ($200 total)
Limit: 12 students

Class meets for 8 weeks and ends with grad show!

Sign up online or by calling 404.688.8858       

The Village Theatre makes the perfect spot to celebrate your birthday, anniversary or other big event! Plan to bring a large group to any of our regularly scheduled shows and inquire with our box office about group discounts!
Email or call 404.688.8858 for details.


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Thanks again for all your support and hope to see you at a show soon!

The Village Theatre
486 Decatur Street
Atlanta, GA 30312

The Village Theatre performs shows Wed at 9:30 pm and Fri and Sat at 8:30 pm.
Wed shows are $5 and weekend shows are $10.
Purchase tickets online at

September’s 29th flyer New Location… Get Connected

New Location…..New Location….. New Location….. New Location…..

Autumn Bailey Entertainment, FILMAtlanta & Blank Stage Productions Presents

 Hosted by the Cinema Dolls

 This month focus is

Investor & Legal Assistance

I Got the Talent & the Script – How Do I Get the Funding….

Things are really moving for investor month… We just learned that an investor will be at this month’s “Get Connected” and will be listening to timed 3-minute pitches from…filmmakers


 September’s Charity Spotlight is

Easter Seals

 Easter Seals has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for more than 80 years. Whether helping someone improve physical mobility, return to work or simply gain greater independence for everyday living, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.

Vendors & Sponsors

Global Pictures Studios

Arlington Law Firm

Wolff Bros Post

The Chugh Firm

Platinum Creations Catering & Events

The Wingerter Group

First Financial Security

Peachtree Village International Film Festival

Bright Forest Productions

Nu Entertainment

Retemor Graphics

Blue Print 4 Hollywood

PIE Realty

Thursday, September 29, 2011

6 – 10 pm

The Foundry at Puritan Mill

916 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard

Atlanta, Georgia 30318


$5 per car Valet Parking.  No self parking/Cash Only

The Foundry at Puritan Mill 916 Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard Atlanta.
Valet parking is 5.00

We hope everyone made quality connections and hope to see you again next month. Get Connected! Stay Connected! Atlanta’s #1 industry mixer,freestyle networking done right!! The movement begins.

Sept 29th!!!!!!!!!!is the next Get Connected mixer!! 

Autumn E Bailey-Ford


Free Seminars for Entertainment Production Professionals

Audio Post Production for TV Film and Branding and Entrepreneurship in Entertainment Seminar

With Moriz Oepen and Selah Abrams

Sat, September 17, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Reserve your spot now at Audio Post Branding!


Social Media – Self Publishing – Filmmaking Seminar 

Hosted by Amani Channel, Selah Abrams & Guests

Sat, September 24, 10:30 am – 4:30 pm

Cost: Free

Reserve your spot now at Get Social Atl!
Location: 299 Peters St., Atlanta GA 30340


Educating actors through humor

Hi. My name is Matthew Cornwell, and I’m an actor.

Doesn’t it sometimes feel like you need a 12-step program just to cope with being an actor?

I’ve only been in Atlanta for 11 years, but in that time it has been a constant struggle to not become jaded as an actor. Being an actor alone would be enough, but being on the other side of the camera only exacerbates the problem. I worked behind the camera at Houghton for a couple years, I’ve been teaching beginner actors for over 5 years, and I’ve even run casting sessions at Stilwell when Brian Beegle was sick. What I’ve seen from both sides of the industry often infuriates me, saddens me, frustrates me, and constantly makes me question whether any of it makes sense.

However, this past May, I finally figured out how to channel all that negative energy into something positive. My wife, Brooke Jaye Taylor, and I decided to create a web series about all the nonsense that happens in this industry. Initially it was meant to be an educational tool, but it quickly grew into more than that. We call it Becky & Barry, and we launched our first episode yesterday (9/15).

If you’re an actor, don’t just watch it for the entertainment value. Realize that everything you see is based on an anecdote from real life. In fact, through discussions with Brian Beegle and Kelly Tippens, we quickly realized that no idea was too far-fetched. And after getting a sneak preview of the series, Mystie Buice gave us the perfect quote that sums up the series:

“It’s a ringside seat to the industry and all the lovable and maddening things in it.”

So enjoy the first episode (and many more to come) and share it with your actor friends, but ask yourself whether you are currently making the same mistakes as the actors you see in Becky & Barry:

Matthew Cornwell


Rose of Athens Theatre Season 6

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So far, Season 6 is off to a great start! We had an amazing turn out for season auditions in August, Academy classes are merrily rolling along, No Shame Athens is a weekly highlight at Hendershots Coffee Bar and Huckleberry Finn will go into rehearsals soon!


We look forward to sharing this season of jubilant discovery with you. Don’t miss your chance to see our upcoming productions, enroll in our Academy classes, volunteer or donate. We exist because of your amazing generosity and support.


Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn

October 26-29, 2011 at Seney-Stovall Chapel

ON TOUR October 2011 – February 2012


Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

December  7-9 at Seney-Stovall Chapel


James and the Giant Peach

February 29 – March 3 & March 7 – 10, 2012 at

Seney-Stovall Chapel


The Comedy of Errors & ShakeFest

“Shakespeare on the Lawn” Series

June 13-17 2012 at Ashford Manor




Theatre Phone: 706-340-9181


Keep posted on our website, our theatre facebook page and our academy facebook page for more details!

Fall Academy Classes Continue


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“Teaching Life Skills Through Stage Skills” continues! Session 2 will offer two classes. The six week session runs September 23-November 4 (No Class on October 28 due to Huckleberry Finn Performance). 


Session 2, Class 1Who’s Afraid of the Big, Bad Audition, a class on audition development and technique will be offered 9:00 AM-10:00 AM & 4:00 PM-5:00 PM on Friday’s. The goal of this class is for each student to gain a better understanding of the audition process, gain confidence and poise in an audition situation and leave this class with a polished, memorized piece or two to use in future auditions. This class will be taught by theatre professional, Danielle Bailey Miller.


Session 2, Class 2Puppet Palooza! a fun, introductory class to puppetry performance and construction will be offered 10:00 AM-11:00 AM on Friday’s. This class will be taught by puppetry professional Charlotte House.
To register, email

Get Involved!


How can you join our amazing team? Join us by volunteering, donating or sponsoring! To volunteer for upcoming events and productions, email our Volunteer Coordinator, Sondra McCoy at


Volunteers at Ashford Manor

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We also have an amazing fundraiser coming up! It is the 2011-2012 Bulldog Painting Auction featuring artist
Emily Hogan. There will be an unveiling at the opening of Huckleberry Finn. A total of six paintings will be up for auction. Three will be ready for the taking in December and the remaining three will be ready to go home with you at the close of the season in June 2012! Details to follow! Sneak Peek below…
Emily Hogan-Witches Painting
The Weird Sisters-“Something wicked this way comes.” Macbeth 4.1
Finally, for more information on how to purchase tickets or Season Vouchers for our upcoming productions, email
See you at the theatre!


Lisa Cesnik Ferguson
Producing Artistic Director
Danielle Bailey Miller
Program Coordinator
Audey Lee
Administrative Assistant
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The Green Room is a charming theatrical bookstore…

The Greenroom Actors Lounge located in the heart of Buckhead. The Green Room is a charming theatrical bookstore that instantly embraces you with a comforting and inviting environment.  The shelves are filled with everything an actor, director, producer or show business novice could desire.  Relax and take in the jazzy, intimate, living room setting, with its rich artistic cultural vibe:  small vintage chandeliers and lamps; walls adorning framed classic movie posters; comfy sofas, love seats and chairs, with coffee tables for intimate conversations or private studying.  Wi-fi is available for your convenience.  We are especially proud to expand our love for the arts by providing a small 20 seat theater, equipped with stage, lights and sound for the handiness of conducting acting workshops, theatrical performances and live music. One can also enjoy a fully stocked Coffee and Tea Bar, featuring a variety of delectable flavors of teas and coffees.
Get to know us! Below are links to our website, networking sites and some articles from media outlets!

Have you registered yet – 10th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival? ::


We have a fantastic lineup for the 10th Urban Mediamakers Film Festival (UMFF), October 14-16, 2011 at the Red Clay Theatre in Duluth, Georgia. Filmmakers and writers from around the world will meet up for over $20,000 in awards and prizes.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 2011 | NOON-10:00 PM
 Film Screenings in Competition
Mediamakers Roundtable – An Open Forum
Actors Workshop: “Nailing the Audition” Workshop – Rosalyn Coleman
Art Exhibits and Vendors
Opening Night Reception and Film Premiere
Live Script Reading
 Free Youth Screening Series
Film Screenings in Competition
— Workshops —
Writers – “Writing for Television” – LaMont Ferrell
Animators – “Animation: Giving Life to Art” – Lee Crowe
Filmmakers – “Write. Shoot. Cut. Play” – Red Wall Productions
Art Exhibits and Vendors
UMFF 2011 After-Party
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2011 | NOON – 8:00 PM
 Film Screenings in Competition
“Transmedia Storytelling” Producer Workshop
“The Critical Piece of the Marketing Puzzle: Key Art Design” Workshop
Art Exhibits and Vendors
Closing Film Premiere and Awards
BUY YOUR TICKETS TODAY!  | 404.460.2793 |
Individual Film Screenings……………………………………… $7
All Access Film Screening Pass……………………………… $25
Workshops, Panels and Events……………………………… $20+
Day and Full Festival Passes………………………………….. $75+
RED CLAY THEATRE | 3116 Main St. | Duluth, GA
UMFF 2011 takes place October 14-16, 2011 at the Red Clay Theatre and
Arts Center in Duluth, Georgia. UMFF 2011 features workshops and forums for actors, animators, filmmakers, designers, producers, and writers. 
Register today!
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Georgia Ensemble Theatre Fall Classes are Beginning Soon

The Teen Master Class:

Mash-Up Musical Madness

Grades 8-12

Students will develop their own musical adaptation using contemporary and musical theatre songs. Beloved GET teaching artist, Spencer G. Stephens (The Boys Next Door at GET) will guide our students through a musical journey. The class culminates in a showcase on the stage! *This class is reserved for students who have completed a Saturday Workshop series or Summer Conservatory camp.

Mondays, September 26-November 14 7-9pm, $300


Improv for Grown-Ups

Join professional improvisation artist and actress, Kara Cantrell (Inherit the Wind at GET), in this fun and challenging class for adults. Learn how to think on your feet on stage while developing your performance skills. This class is taught in a fun, energetic, supportive and safe environment. A great class for all levels of experience.

Mondays, September 26-November 14 7-9pm, $275

Structured Nonsense
Middle School Improv


Join us on the second Saturday of the month (no Structured Nonsense in December) for fun! Registration starts at 7pm and the improv games go until 9:30pm. For the cost of a movie ticket, students get to eat popcorn and soda, hang out, and learn some wicked improv skills!

Admission is $10


October 8

November 12

January 14 & 28

February 11

March 10

April 14

May 12


For more information email

Fall is in the air and we know just how to welcome it here at The Georgia Ensemble Theatre Conservatory! Whether you are interested in Musical Theatre, Improv, or dramatic adaptations of well known tales, we have a class for you. Our Saturday Workshop Series begins this Saturday and there are still a few spots left. We hope to see you in class this Fall!




Laurel Crowe

Education Director

770-641-1260 ext. 232

The Saturday Workshop Series:
The Tale Spin
September 17-October 29

Explore core performance skills through voice,

movement, acting technique, and storytelling with our professional teaching artists.Class size is kept small so that each student has plenty of one-on-one attention.This is a series that grows with the student whether a they are taking their very first acting class or have been acting for years!


Mother Goose on the Loose

Ages 4-1st grade

 $135, 10-11am

Our littlest thespians explore the rhymes of Mother Goose using story drama, movement and voice. Taught by Andrew Crigler (The Ugly Duckling at Serenbe Playhouse). 


Folk Tales from Around the Globe

Grades 2-5, $275, 10am-12:30pm


The Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

Grades 6-12, $325, 10:45am-1:45pm


Taught by John Doyle (Characters of the Watershed) and Stephanie Laubscher (Shakespeare with a Twist and From the Bard to Broadway).

Panhandle Slim and
The Oklahoma Kid

One Week Left!


Join us for an unexpected tale of the Wild West, Love, Redemption, and a Singing Cowboy.


Rated PG for Some Colorful Cowboy Language.


For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the box office at 770-641-1260 ext. 236.


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Georgia Ensemble Theatre | at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center 950 Forrest Street, Roswell, 30075 | P. O Box 607, Roswell, Georgia 30077-0607 |





yourACT Kids & Teens eNews September 2011

yourACT Acting Studios
September 2011
Visit our website(Click Here)
Fall Session Begins September 10


·          Grades 2–8 every Saturday 10 am–noon

·          Grades 9-12 every Saturday 1-3pm

·          Fun and fast-paced with expert guidance

·          Scripts and improv games geared to excite and challenge

·          Great training for the real world of TV, film, and theatre

·          Builds confidence, improves reading skills and enhances self-esteem

·          Free parking and easy access

·          Visits by top Atlanta talent agents!


Call 404-499-9996 to register!




Standup Comedy Workshop for Ages 12 -17


Do you think you’re funny? Ever dreamed of sending huge crowds into fits of laughter?  Without getting kicked out of class? Or grounded for a week?  Without having someone pull your finger?  Well here’s your chance!


Nationally acclaimed comedian Josh Harris from NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity, Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes, and Dave FM’s Atlanta’s Funniest Person Competition shows you how to “find your funny” in this 8-week comedy class!  Atlanta’ fastest rising funnyman breaks down the basics of stand up comedy; from crafting a joke, to developing stage presence, and finding your comedic voice.  The result?  Your own rocking comedy set you get to show off to the world!  This crash course in humor is for anyone looking to do stand up comedy, improve their public speaking (or confidence), or just be a lot funnier!  The class will culminate in a live Graduation Show where students get to perform their polished material in front of a live audience of friends and family at one of Atlanta’s hottest clubs!


Students will receive:

  • A DVD of your Graduation Show!
  • A Stand Up Comedy Workbook!
  • A free hug from Josh (You’re Welcome)

1-3pm Saturdays, October 1 – November 12





Local: 404.499.9996

Audit a class FREE! (Click Here)


Upcoming Schedule of Events…
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Welcome to Kristen Shaw Acting Studio!  THE Studio for the Working Actor in Atlanta. We are now registering for classes starting the first week in October.



Now Registering:
October Classes:  
(all 4 week classes, all $100/month)
Mondays 1-3p Advanced On Camera Auditioning
Mondays 7-9p Masters – Actor’s Life (Essences                                                                             req’d)
Tuesdays 1-3p Beginner’s Acting
Tuesdays 7-9p Advanced On Camera Auditioning
Wednesdays 1-3p Essences*   (*2 month 
                        7-9p Essences*  commitment)  
Thursdays 1-3p Scene Study (Instructor Approval                                                            req’d)
Fridays 1-3p Cold Reading (req’d for Adv On                                                             Camera Auditioning)


November Classes coming soon…
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 see website for details

And a special class…


Last Sunday of every month!

Only $25 at the door. No registration required.



Sunday Oct 30 3-5p

An Actor’s Workout!*  
Bring something to work on, or be ready for what I give you.  Keep those acting ‘muscles’ in shape! 
*If you are registered for 2 classes in Oct, you get this class FREE!




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Are you 7-17 and funny?

Are you 7-17 and funny?  audition for a one-of-a-kind talent competition tv show.

September 17 and 18 audits at Sketchworks Theater located at 3041 N. Decatur Rd in Scottdale.

Go to our website for complete information.



GPP to play Major Role at
Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference,
September 11 – 14, 2011

The Georgia Production Partnership (GPP) is a major participant in this year’s Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference. The Conference will be held September 11-14 in Macon.


GPP will host the Tuesday lunch where they will premiere the Albany Tourism TV commercials produced by GPP. The spots were the grand prize for GPP’s on-line media contest where cities from around Georgia sent in “location stills” to help build the files at the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office.

GPP will also host a booth in the trade show portion of the conference that will build awareness of the film industry in the state of Georgia and the economic impact that is realized by film and commercial production taking place  in Georgia. GPP will live tweet from the trade show floor.

Attendees who visit the GPP booth at this year’s Conference will also have the opportunity to win exciting giveaways! Prizes include a 2-night stay at the historic Glen-Ella Springs Inn in Clarksville, GA, wine tasting and tour for eight persons at Tiger Mountain Vineyards, a certificate for a one-day spa treatment at 29 Spa at The Mansion on Peachtree and more!

GPP will also be a part of a Tuesday afternoon forum discussion on

making the most of your county’s “Camera Ready” Certification hosted by the Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office.

For more details, visit Georgia Governor’s Tourism Conference 2011.


SAVE GEORGIA SHAKESPEARE a letter from Richard Garner

Official Picnic Partner of
Georgia Shakespeare’s 2011 Season
a letter from Richard Garner
Dear Friend of Georgia Shakespeare,
In 26 years, I have never approached you in this way, but I must now come to you to ask for your help to save our theatre.  During the past three years of the economic downturn, we have been fighting valiantly to keep Georgia Shakespeare healthy and moving forward.  In spite of the best efforts of our board and staff, we now face the dire reality of having to shut our doors unless we take immediate action.  We are asking you to help us with that action now.    

Our challenge is an urgent one.  We must raise $150,000 by Friday, September 23 or Georgia Shakespeare will cease operations and shut its doors.   Once we reach that critical benchmark, we will produce The Glass Menagerie and launch Phase Two of this campaign in which we must raise an additional $350,000 by December 31 in order to continue to operate and meet our financial obligations through the end of 2011. We will then be on strong financial footing as we launch a fiscally sound and artistically vibrant 2012 season.

When we meet this challenge, we will be out of financial peril and will operate from a new business model enabling us to sustain a healthy company, even during tough economic times.

We are asking you to help us in two specific ways.  First, please donate through PayPal here.  Any gift that is meaningful to you is meaningful to us.  Next, please share this message with all of your friends and family and tell them this is a company you care deeply about.

I know our goals and our timeline are both daunting, but the harsh is reality is that we have no other options.  Our situation reminds me of a quote from Measure for Measure,“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”  We have to attempt.  We can’t let our fear that we might fail stop us from trying to save this company.  I have no doubt that with your help we can reach our goal and put this company in a healthy position, poised for a sustainable future.

When I think about Georgia Shakespeare and what it has meant to me, I am flooded with images . . .  stormy nights in the old tent, picnics with friends at the Conant theater, sitting on a blanket under the stars at Shake at the Lake, standing in front of you during a curtain speech, watching a Garden Hills Elementary student bring Shakespeare to life, Park Krausen and Daniel May rising out of the water as birds in Metamorphoses, Carolyn Cook’s fierce St. Joan, Neal Ghant’s achingly beautiful Caliban, and Chris Kayser . . . well, doing everything he has done here over 24 seasons.  Those images are just the beginning of the countless stories that make their home at Georgia Shakespeare.

Our staff and board are working hard to make sure that those stories don’t go away and we ask you to help us with that.

Thank you so very, very much for being a part of Georgia Shakespeare’s past.  I thank you in advance for helping us create a new future. 

With my deepest thanks,


Richard Garner
Producing Artistic Director

You can donate in any of these ways:

  • By calling 404.504.3404
  • By sending a check to:
    Georgia Shakespeare
    4484 Peachtree Rd NE
    Atlanta, GA 30319



Benefit Events
Cabaret event September 19
Words of Support
Thanks to all for their encouragement
Updates and News
Coming soon – check in on how we are doing
Answers to your questions
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peachtree prompters new dates and times for classes and workshops.

Peachtree Prompters Since 1989

Proudly Presents ….




FROM $135.00 – $150.00

(Four week Intervals start in September)


Do you wish you could afford regular teleprompter training?

Do you want to improve as well as develop your niche?

When it comes to Teleprompting skills, do you want to stay on top of your game?

 (If you tell your Agent you are teleprompter savvy, you better be ready!)



WHEN:                       Tuesdays: continue in September and November:


September 27 and 10/4, 10/11, 10/18


November 8, 15, 22 and 29


TIME:                         6pm-8pm in 4 week intervals


WHERE:                     Peachtree Prompters Studios

(adjacent to TAG

1846 Briarwood Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30329


COST:                        *$150.00

*10% discount for continuing students  (Last 3 months)

and/or TAG members = $135.00


PREREQUISITE:      Must have completed Teleprompter 101


REGISTER:               By emailing

                                  to request a space for your 4 week course

(Limited to Only 8 Actors per group)



Instructor: John Atwood (Level Three TAG Actor) has over 30 years’ experience nationally and internationally as a professional actor, spokesperson, voice-over artist and scriptwriter.

He has appeared on network TV; Drop Dead Diva, Teen Wolf, in feature films alongside

Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher and Usher, as well as radio, television commercials and trade shows. John has developed a niche specializing in corporate communications, where

“Teleprompter Talk” is a key presentational skill. From General Motors and Occidental Oil to Kraft Foods and Evinrude Outboards, he has appeared in hundreds of marketing, training, internal communications programs and more.



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Intro to On-Camera Acting – October 4, 11, and 18 – REGISTER NOW! $90 Total

On-Camera Acting I – 8 Wednesdays, 7-10pm, October 5 thru November 30 (skips November 23) $125/month

On-Camera Acting II – 8 Wednesdays, 7-10pm, October 12 thru Dec 7 (skips November 23) $125/month

Film/TV Audition – 7-10pm Mondays, Ongoing $99/month



Beginning Voice-OverGuest Instructor VO Agent Jeffrey Umberger – 3 Wednesdays, 7-10pm, September 14, 21, and 28 $99 Total

VO “Copy Grasp” Workshop with VO Agent Sally Neal  – ONE DAY ONLY Saturday, September 17, 12-2pm, $99 Total

Intermediate Voice-Over – 8 Wednesdays, 7-10pm, October 5 thru November 30 (skips November 23) $147.50/month

Voice-Over Demo Workshop – 6 Tuesdays, 7-10pm, September 27 thru November 1 $100 depost required, Total $395 includes fully-edited and produced MP3 demo


Special Workshops:

Meisner Technique IIPreparing for the Role

Start Date: Tuesday, September 13th or Wednesday, September 14th OR Thursday, September 15. (Class is available any of those nights, and is 8 weeks long)

When: Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 7-10pm
Cost: $295
Instructor: Robert Melloith


PREREQUISITE: Completion of Tech One. No exceptions allowed.


In this eight week class, you will begin to explore preparation for a scene or audition through a series of advanced exercises, as you continue to strengthen the skill set you gained in the Meisner I class.
Some individual outside work required for this class. ally Nealewith VO Agent Sally N


“Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea” TODAY

“Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea”

Thursday, September 8th, 2011 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Marriott Buckhead
3405 Lenox Road, NE
Atlanta, GA 30326

Cost: $15.00/ FREE for WIFTA members
Parking: $5.00

See attached flyer and public announcement.



ATL Film News: September 1- September 14, 2011

Call for Entries and Atlanta Film Events
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Call For Entries for the 2012 Atlanta Film Festival are now open! The 36th Annual Atlanta Film Festival is scheduled to take place March 23-April 1, 2012, and we’re expecting it to be our best festival yet!  The earlybird deadline is Today!  Submit your film TODAY!

Feature Films (Running Time over 40 minutes)

…………………………Regular Entry Fee…….WAB Entry Fee

Earlybird Deadline
September 2, 2011…………..$40.00…………….$35.00

Regular Deadline
November 4, 2011……………$55.00…………….$50.00

Late Deadline
December 9, 2011…………….$65.00…………….$60.00

WAB Extended Deadline
December 16, 2011………….$80.00…………….$65.00

Short Films (Running Times 40 minutes and under)

…………………………Regular Entry Fee…….WAB Entry Fee

Earlybird Deadline
September 2, 2011…………….$30.00…………..$25.00

Regular Deadline
November 4, 2011………………$40.00…………..$35.00

Late Deadline
December 9, 2011………………$50.00…………..$45.00

WAB Extended Deadline
December 16, 2011…………….$70.00…………..$55.00
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ATLFF365 Networking

Eat, Drink & B-Indie
Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Join us the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 7:30pm – 9:30pm at Manuel’s Tavern (602 N Highland Avenue Northeast) for networking, panel discussions, guest speakers, and new equipment demos over a cash bar. FREE and Open to the Public

Full Eat, Drink & B-Indie Schedule 

ATLFF365 Special Events

Georgia Production Partnership and Atlanta Film Festival 365 in association with PC&E present The Advanced Production Assistant Academy, underwritten by the Georgia Entertainment Media (GEM) work ready region initiative.
Looking to move from interning and dayplaying to full-time Set PA on your next studio feature or TV series?  Maybe you’re in the commercial world and want to make the transition?  If you’re a working PA, but just can’t get on a feature or TV series full-time, this FREE bootcamp is for you.
Final Selection Announcement: September 2nd, 2011
Workshop: September 17th and 18th, 2011
FREE to the 35-50 applicants that are chosen to attend the Academy (Underwritten by G.E.M)

For more info, including how to REGISTER, click here.


ATLFF365 Competitions and Submissions

ATLFF Screenplay Competition  2011 ATLFF Screenplay Competition

The Atlanta Film Festival Screenplay Competition looks to discover high quality screenplays and then help the writer further develop and refine their script through an intensive workshop retreat with professional writers and filmmakers. Three (3) winning screenwriters will be invited to participate in a weekend retreat  where they will workshop their screenplay with industry professionals. Twelve to Fifteen finalists will be named, from which the three winning screenplays will be chosen.

Experience the chance to be mentored by writer, producer, director and consultant Michael Lucker. Mr. Lucker has penned more than twenty screenplays for Paramount, Dreamworks, Fox and Universal Pictures, including Vampire in Brooklyn, Home on the Range, and the Academy Award nominated animated feature, Spirit. He is also known for his work in creative affairs at Hollywood Pictures, developing such projects as Crimson Tide, Terminal Velocity, Taking Care of Business and Straight Talk. Be sure to look out for the spotlights on our other two mentors for the competition.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity. SUBMIT TODAY!

Earlybird Deadline: CLOSED
Regular Deadline: CLOSED
Late Deadline: September 19, 2011
WAB Extended Deadline: September 26, 2011

Find submission fees and more info at and

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ATLFF365 Recommends

50 Documentaries to See Before You Die50 DOUCUMENTARIES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE – The five, one-hour shows will take the viewer from the plains of Antarctica in March of the Penguins to the basketball courts of Chicago in Hoop Dreams; from early examples of the blockbuster doc like Roger and Me and The Thin Blue Line to more recent hits such as Catfish and Inside Job. The series will form part of a two-month season in which Current will air full-length presentations of many of the featured docs. Part 1 Reairs Friday, September 2 at 6pm on Current TV. Check for more air dates or watch the episodes on XFINITY On Demand

Community Events

Movies in Central Park: Steel Magnolias
Thursday, September 8, 2011

Atlantic Station
Summertime may be coming to an end but that doesn’t mean that you can’t indulge in a few more of its perks.  And by perks we of course mean a special screening of the 1989 classic STEEL MAGNOLIAS. Bring the whole family out to enjoy this Southern delight starring Shirley McLaine, Sally Field and Julia Roberts.

More Info

Claire Revisited: A 10 Year Celebration, A New Evolution

Kickstarter Deadline: September 11, 2011

Milford Thomas’ CLAIRE, a 53 minute black and white short film shot on an antique handcrank 35mm, will reunite with the ORCHESTRA de LUNA for a special music and film presentation in Atlanta on November 3, 2011, exactly 10 years after its debut.  Support this awesome Atlanta filmmaker by pledging $1 to go towards securing a venue for the screening.

More info

Exhibition Premier: The Water and The Blood

August 27, 2011- December 3, 2011

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) is pleased to announce the opening of Micah Stansell: The Water and The Blood by AFF Special Jury Prize winning filmmaker, Micah Stansell. An opening reception will be held on Friday, Aug. 26th, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. There will also be an Artist Talk with Stansell on Sept. 15 at 7pm. Both the Artist Talk and the Reception is FREE to the public. Micah Stansell: The Water and the Blood runs from Aug. 27 – Dec. 3, 2011.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Plaza Theatre
Come meet the filmmakers and actors of DEAR GOD NO!, a “biker/horror/sexploitation mash-up was shot entirely on Super 16mm film.”  Advanced tickets can be purchase here and you can check out the Red Band trailer here.

Get Connected
Atlanta Film & Music Industry Mixer
Thursday, September 29, 2011

Get Connected is a monthly film and entertainment industry networking mixer. Our mission is to connect filmmakers and entertainers outside of their ordinary networks, and to provide a relaxing and fun environment to establish valuable connections. Each month Get Connected will focus on a special industry themed event, i.e. “Actors & Actresses”. We will focus on inviting people with that specific background

Get Connected Event Page

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WIFTA September Monthly Program

Women in Film and Television Atlanta

in association with Digitainment Georgia


Presents the September Monthly Program


“Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea”

with Rohan Crawford and Kathilynn Phillips


(Atlanta, Georgia)- Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) in association with

Digitainment Georgia present the “Film Financing: It takes more than a great idea” program

with finance manager and board member of Digitainment Georgia Rohan Crawford and

writer, producer, director, and WIFTA’s vice-president of professional development Kathilynn


It takes more than a great idea to raise money for a film. Learn how to organize yourself and

pitch ideas for the business side of filmmaking. Panelist Rohan Crawford and Kathilynn

Phillips will discuss the changing world of film financing and their experiences. Wake up the

filmmaker in you on a different level by aggressively knowing the clear cost and having an

understanding of what it takes to create a film.



Where: Marriott Buckhead, 3405 Lenox Road, NE Atlanta, GA 30326

Time: Thursday, September 8, 2011 at 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Cost: $15.00  / FREE for WIFTA members

To register go to


Rohan Crawford finance managerBorn in London and raised in Brooklyn, NY, Rohan Crawford received his BBA from the University of Georgia and his MBA from the Goizueta Business School of Emory University, both with a concentration in Finance. After receiving his MBA he worked as a Credit Analyst for The CIT Group, Inc. extending complex financing packages to companies across different industry sectors such as construction, high tech, healthcare, restaurants, casinos and non-profits. It was from his time at CIT where he got exposure to companies in the radio and broadcast TV space that sparked his interest in media. After leaving CIT he went to doing corporate finance-related consulting projects involving forecasting, budgeting and financial modeling for such companies as Coca-Cola North America, Microsoft, Health South and Golden Key International Honour Society. Rohan has been part of Digitainment Georgia’s board in 2009 as film alliances liaison building relationships with such groups and companies tied to the film industry. Rohan has gained a broader appreciation for the media space and has an interest in trans media projects that cover film, video games, interactive, technology and music.

Kathilynn Phillips writer/director/producer -An award-winning writer/filmmaker and former Assistant District Attorney, Kathilynn Phillips began her entertainment career as a screenwriter while living in the San Francisco Bay, California area in 1996. She subsequently moved to the Philadelphia area and then to Atlanta with her family where she operates three companies: Kat Scratch Films, Concentric Entertainment and Pairadocs Productions & Post. Her films, short and full length, have screened to thousands in 50 film festivals across the U.S. and Europe, garnering more than 20 awards. Some are available to rent and purchase on DVD, iTunes and YouTube. Additionally, in 2006, the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences selected her as a semi-finalist for the Fellowship in Screenwriting. Kat is currently in development with a comedy series, sci-fi series and a movie for cable television.


For more information call WIFTA at 770-621-5071.

Sponsored by

Our Mission – Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) is dedicated to improving the status and portrayal of women in film, television, video, and other screen-based media by offering opportunities for media makers to connect, create, champion, and inspire.  With an emphasis on education and training, we support the work of women in moving images media, fostering greater public awareness of their efforts and encourage high standards of professionalism.  We are champions of advocacy and networking engaging our members and the community as evidenced by our award-winning PSA Program through which members gain valuable production experience while being of service to their local communities.


On-Camera Auditioning Prep Class for adults

 On-Camera Auditioning Prep Class for adults.

Sunday afternoons & Monday evenings!

Michael has adapted Sanford Meisner’s method of “being in the moment” & Kinesiology into a highly successful unique and personal approach to auditioning and acting.  This intimate class will be an aggressive session for the working actor which will enhance your craft with strong affected personal choices through focused preparation and give you tried and true techniques for any role and every audition be it one line or pages of dialogue.

*  Class size;  12 spots!

*  Cost;  $95 a month

*  Experience; beginner, intermediate and advanced are all in the same class

*  Ages;  Mature teens up to adults.  Teens must get my approval.

*  Classes to choose from; Sunday afternoons 3-6pm & Mondays evenings 7:30-10:30pm.

*  Make up a missed class; You  miss a class … you can now make it up on the other day.

*Work your Audition in class;  You can bring your sides for an audition that you have coming up and be put on camera working your audition as prep.  This is for Drop In students as well.

* Self Taped; If you like your taped audition, I will compress & send it to you for direct submision.

* Contact info;  &  404-561-5132

*Drop-In option;  If a space is available, pay only $35 for the open spot for that class for a full workout with the class.  A pay as you go option.

* Location;  4650 Flat Shoals Parkway, Decatur Ga. 30034. On the campus of Greater Travelers Rest Baptist Church in thier Edgewood Building. Go to the rear of the large lite biege w/ dark brown trim building & park next to the small playground.  Enter thru the two dark brown doors.  Turn left.  We’re first door on the left.

Michael has over 30 yrs. of experience in the industry & in 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers,  he was honored for acting instruction.  His credits include Tyler Perry’s film Meet the Browns w/ Angella Bassett,  Lynch Mob w/ Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate w/ Lee Majors, The Crazies, The Collection, Cruiser, What to Expect When Your Expecting & TV in Field of Vision, Homeland,  Teen Wolf, Past Lives, Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, One Tree Hill,  Meet the Browns, The Crossing  & Hall Mark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class. He is the Artistic Dir. of a local theatre & teaches workshops & privates for Atlanta agencies.  Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief  that every actor deserves a chance.


Reminder… Free Preview Class SEPT 9th!

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Free Preview class! New KIDS class starting! Charmin Lee is here!
Aug 17, 2011
Dear Mystie,

As a reminder, the FREE PREVIEW CLASS will be held NEXT week, Fri Sept 9th at 7:30pm.  This Fri Sept 2 is closed, for the Labor Day holiday.
The office will be closed on Monday, Sept 5th, in observance of  Labor Day, as well.  But the Monologue class will still be held Monday evening, 7pm.  Please remember this is a 7pm–10 pm class.  We are delighted with your progress!  Let’s keep it going.  Exciting work is happening every week.


MORE exciting dates to note:
Ms. Charmin Lee has joined Blueprint 4 Hollywood!  She will be teaching:

    Professional Kids /Teens On Saturdays starting Sept 10th
Fundamentals of Acting (for Adults) 6 weeks starting Sept 19th


We welcome Charmin Lee to our team.  Please take advantage of learning from her.  She had a successful career in Hollywood, and has a lot to offer you. On top of her current recurring role on “Vampire Diaries”, she is the on-set acting coach for BET’s “Let’s Stay Together”.
Charmin coaches professional actors on set – think of what she has to show you! Call the office to register for these classes, they will fill up fast.
Charmin will be at the Free Preview Class on Sept 9th.  Come meet her!  Hear all the exciting new ideas she has in place.  If you are determined to book a job this year, she can show you the steps.
For this Free Preview class, we encourage kids and teens (and their families) to attend, as well as adult actors.  We will screen the short film Funny How Things Happen, which was produced during our summer kids camp, and stars all the campers!  This film will show you the talent of our students and crew, and will inspire you, with the quality of what they are creating.




Sharon Tomlinson
Blueprint 4 Hollywood

Michelle Rivera-Huckaby’s Encuéntrate, featured in the NALIP (National Association of Latino Independent Producers) newsletter

Latinos In The Industry

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS: The 5 Best Ways to Use Social Media to Build an Audience For Your Movie
By social media strategist and NALIP conference speaker Sheri Candler. Excerpt from The Film Collaborative’s upcoming book, “Selling Your Film Without Selling Your Soul.”

Some filmmakers start the social media process very early in production (Nina Paley started blogging three years before she released “Sita Sings the Blues”); some begin only after their films hit the festival circuit. However you do it, social media isn’t just setting up a Facebook and Twitter account; social media means anywhere you can share a link, comment on a post, or self-publish content for everyone to read, watch or listen. And it’s always a work in progress.

Here’s five of my best tips on using social media to build an audience.

1) Don’t spend all of your time talking about your film.

Constant selling is boring and that’s counterproductive: You’re trying to build interest. This is why you should be careful about entrusting outside agencies with building and maintaining your social media presence: They can’t effectively be the voice of your work.

Think about what interests your audience in their daily lives and why they would be attracted to you as an artist and to your film; then, present them with news and information that aligns with it.


Call for Submissions: The Heineken Voces Grant
TFI has made it a goal to not only seek out unheralded projects from around the world but also help foster the development of filmmakers living and working here in the United States. That’s what brought the Tribeca All Access (TAA) program into fruition and what’s propelled it to advocate for idiosyncratic and refreshing subject matter.

Over the years, TAA’s succeeded in highlighting stories that go beyond common parameters of theme and characterization. Having seen this continued investment towards underrepresented works pay off through the years, TFI’s now expanded on this idea and launched the Heineken Voces grant, which supports US-based Latino filmmakers working on a feature-length narrative or documentary project that offers a new perspective on their cultural experience.

Submissions close on October 10th.
You can apply for the grant here.


Call for Entries: JC PowerHouse Short Film Festival
JC PowerHouse Short Film Festival, taking place Sept. 30 – Oct. 2nd, 2011 in Jersey City, NJ is accepting submissions for short films!

FREE to submit your film!

Entries accepted:
– Narrative
– Doc
– Animation
– 30 mins or under

Deadline to submit: Sept. 16, 2011
Please visit:
Click on “submit” for rules and regulations.

Gomez Joins Valiant as Trasmedia Producer
By Dave McNary, Variety

Starlight Runner Entertainment topper Jeff Gomez has come aboard as a “transmedia producer” for Valiant Entertainment’s efforts to build up its superhero characters across films, vidgames and other digital formats.

Gomez has worked on the “transmedia” elements for “Avatar,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Transformers,” “Tron” and “Halo” with the idea that the concept of the bible – a document containing backstory information that film and TV writers rely on for building plots and characters – is taken to the new level of developing a piece of intellectual property in a consistent manner across multiple media platforms.

Gomez worked at Valiant between 1992 and 1998 as a writer on “Eternal Warrior” and “Master Darque” and line editor on “Ninjak” and “Bloodshot.”

“This is a homecoming for me,” he told Variety. “When I worked there previously, we were already paying mind to the fans and exploring that the young people would want to interact with the characters more extensively.”


Zoe Saldana to Produce, Star in Thriller ‘Dominion’ at Paramount
By Borys Kit and Daniel Miller, The Hollywood Reporter

Just as her action movie Colombiana opens across the country, Zoe Saldana has set up the supernatural thriller Dominion at Paramount.

The pitch hails from Dean McCreary and Chester Hastings and while plot details remain sketchy, the story centers on a woman (Saldana) who is half-human, half-angel.

Saldana will also serve as a producer on the project, alongside Robbie Brenner. Brenner is a producer on the Gerard Butler drama Machine Gun Preacher, the story of drug-dealing biker-turned-children’s crusader Sam Childers and it was on that project where she first crossed paths with McCreary and Hastings; the duo had worked on an earlier incarnation of Childers’ story.


Guillermo Del Toro Interview, Part II: “The most important element of filmmaking is your freedom.”
(indieWIRE) – Del Toro spoke with iW about his interest in the “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark” property, and why he continues to approach everything in Hollywood with trepidation. FULL STORY

Review: ‘Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark’
(Latin Horror) – Guillermo del Toro’s personal films have always pivoted around the notion of children in distress. Cronos, The Devil’s Backbone, and Pan’s Labyrinth all fit the mold. FULL STORY

Jobs & Opportunities
Visit the NALIP Job Opportunities page for all the latest listings.

Latino Actors for Short Film
I am a Mexican writer-director out of Norwalk, seeking Latino actors for my short film Dirty Girl From Texas, shooting Sept. 1-3. FULL JOB DESCRIPTION

From the Editor
Alex Mendoza
Alex Mendoza & Associates
AMARTE Design & Digital Printing
9513 Longden Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780

1323 Lincoln Blvd., #220
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Michelle Rivera-Huckaby
NALIPster finishes filming short EncuéntrateNB&M Productions in association with Captain Crazy Productions is proud to announce the completion of filming for their upcoming 30 min. short, Encuéntrate, written by NALIP member Michelle Rivera-Huckaby and directed by fellow NALIP member Sonia Fritz (LPA 2007, LWL 2008), featuring an extraordinary cast of seasoned and up-and-coming actors, produced by Michelle Rivera-Huckaby and shot in location throughout North Georgia.

Encuéntrate stars Nancy Ticotin (Ransom), Michelle Rivera-Huckaby (Meet the Browns), Juan Carlos Piedrahita (Main Street), accompanied by an equally impressive supporting cast featuring Rose Bianco (Christmas Cupid), Alpha Trivette (Money, Power and Respect), among many others.

The film is about a young woman, Anais, who alienates herself from her family and her culture because of issues she thinks she has with her mother. The death of her abuelo brings her face to face with everything she ran away from and bringing her to discover a family secret. Will she learn the importance and strength of faith, family, forgiveness and love?


Josefina Lopez
NALIP mentor’s play celebrates 20th anniversary

Boyle Heights, California Casa 0101 Theater proudly presents the 20th Anniversary of NALIP mentor Josefina Lopez’s play Real Women Have Curves to run September 9th through October 23rd, 2011. The 20th anniversary production of Real Women Have Curves, directed by Casa’s new Artistic Director Corky Dominguez, will coincide with the opening of Casa 0101 Theater’s new venue. For reservations visit

Before it was an award-winning film that launched the career of the talented America Ferrara, Real Women Have Curves was a play written by a then 21 year old Josefina Lopez based on her experience working in her sister’s sewing factory after graduating from high school. The play is told through the eyes of Ana, an 18 year old chubby, pretty girl, with aspirations for a life beyond years and years of puro lomo the hard, back-breaking labor that had been her parent’s lot.

An Opening Night Gala event to commemorate the opening of the venue, the theatre companys 10th season and run of the hit play turned award-winning film Real Women Have Curves, will take place on September 9, 2011 at the new site. The Opening Night Gala will include a pre-show reception, admission to the performance, entrance to the post-show party celebrating the unveiling of the new venue, and more exciting surprises.

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The Chez Group has added two workshop dates with Steve Coulter!

The Chez Group has added two workshop dates with Steve Coulter!
Due to an unforeseen emergency, we have added new dates for Steve Coulter’s two-day scene study workshop, which was originally sold out.  Some people who had reserved a place on the original dates are unable to make the new dates…as a result, several places have been opened!
Option one is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4thSteve will be teaching an afternoon session each day.  Saturday’s session will be from 2:30 to 6:30 PM…Sunday’s session will be from 3 to 7 PM All participants will attend both days.
Option two is Saturday and Sunday, September 10th and 11thSteve will be teaching a morning session each day from 10 AM to 2 PMAgain, all participants will attend both days.
The location of Steve’s workshop is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, 30305.  The phone number is 404-239-0677 if you should need to book a room for the night.  Please be sure to ask for the special Chez Group rate of $99 per night.
The cost of each two-day workshop weekend is $165 for the weekend, and space is limited.  Here is the direct link to the training page of the website where you will find the complete workshop description,
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.