Oct 29, 2009

Chez Workshop- Rob Hardy

Director/Producer Rob Hardy joins Chez Studio on November 21st. Returning to work with Shay Griffin and Atlanta actors, Rob Hardy will be filming Stomp the Yard II in Atlanta in November. He will work with actors from his perspective as a director who works in Atlanta and Los Angeles. He and partner Will Parker produce under their banner Rainforest Films. Please see attached resume.

Shay and Rob continue to work to promote the Georgia Film Industry and are dedicated to continue the growth and success of actors in Georgia.

Come be a part of this informative program conducted by industry professionals.

1 day only !

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-603-8755 (O)

Oct 27, 2009

Michael Cole- New Talent Workshop

This is a by-invitation audition workshop for actors with agents. Up to 14 spaces are available
for each of the 2 sessions for this 2 day workshop. Michael and Vince have adapted Meisner’s
method of “being in the moment” to a unique and personal approach to auditioning that has been
found to be highly successful. This intimate workshop will be an aggressive 2 days of intensive
individual auditioning analysis for script preparation and on-camera coaching.

We will cover the basics of the TV & Film industry/business from all levels. What happens
after you book the gig? What to expect, set etiquette, paper work, SAG vs. AFTRA, taxes, etc.
Details of your most important relationship ... your talent agency. Agency’s paper work, payments
being sent thru them, in house on-camera audition protocol, what to expect, timely response to
emails, etc. as well as understanding the local casting directors and what the require of you.

This workshop’s focus is to enhance your audition skills with strong and unique choices
through focused preparation and to sharpen your technique for each audition be it for one
line or a page of dialogue as well as equip you to be the professional actor this industry demands.

Workshop particulars;
* Cost; $100 for either session or $75 for just one day. 50% mailed up front to hold
spot w/ the balance due (cash preferred, check accepted) at first class.
* Class size; 14 spots available for each session!
* Prep work; sides will be provided at least 24 hours prior to the first session.
* Location; The Renaissance Project at 4650 Shoals Parkway, Decatur Ga. 30034.
* Secure your spot; by emailing the instructors at mike.cole@mycathedral.org.

Michael has over 30 yrs. of experience in the industry. In 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers, he was honored for his work as an acting teacher. His film credits include Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns with Angella Bassett, Lynch Mob with Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate with Lee Majors & TV in Drop Dead Diva, Army Wives, One Tree Hill and Hall Mark Hall of Fames Front of the Class. He is the Artistic Director of a local theatre company and teaches at The Professional Actors Studio. Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief that every actor deserves a chance. Michael H. Cole has over 30 yrs. of experience in the industry. In 2002 edition of Who’s Who of American Teachers, he was honored for his
work as an acting teacher. His most recent film credits include Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns with Angella Bassett, Lynch Mob with Tony Darrow of the Soprano’s, Fate with Lee Majors & Michael Pare, The Crazies, Conjurer, Skiptracers as well as TV in Past Lives, Drop Dead Diva, Somebodies, Army Wives, A Second Chance, One Tree Hill, Animal Planet’s Busted and Hall Mark Hall of Fame’s Front of the Class. He is the Artistic Director of a local theatre company and teaches at The Professional Actors Studio. Michael’s aggressive teaching style is driven by his passionate belief that every actor deserves a chance.

Vince Pisani has over 20 yrs. of experience in the industry. He is most recognized as the Keno Guy in Ga. Lottery’s “Any Given Keno”. He was Edward in the PBS feature “A Second Chance” as well as BET’s sitcom “Somebodies” & in the Atlanta Film Festival short film “My Redneck Brain Cell” - awarded “Best of the Fest”. He teaches at Creative Studios of Atlanta & does the on-camera work for one of Atlanta’s leading talent agencies where he has worked hundreds of auditions from industrials to film. As a teacher, he provides unique knowledge and perspective of actor, agency rep and on-camera auditioning.

* Dates & Times; Pick one session ...
1st. session November 13th Friday 7:30-10:30pm & the 14th Saturday 10am-1pm
2nd. session November 14th Saturday 3-6pm & the 15th Sunday 7-10pm

* Your instructors for this dynamic weekend of on-camera work.
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Kelly Tippens & Michael Cole Workshop for TEENS


The film/commercial business is BOOMING in Atlanta and you want your child to be ready for
those big auditions! This workshop is geared toward helping parents prep their child for
auditions. We know that 90% of the time a parent is in charge of prepping his/her child for
auditions so this workshop focuses on you as a team!


Kelly Tippens - Kelly is one of Atlanta’s busiest commercial casting directors. Her
recent credits include: Kia, Volkswagen, GA Lottery, Haverty’s, Nickelodeon,
Coca Cola, Verizon, Cheerwine, Speedway, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory
Healthcare, Kool Smiles, 7-Eleven...

Michael Cole - Michael has 28 years of experience in acting, directing and instruction.
His recent acting credits include: Drop Dead Diva, The Crazies, Meet the Browns,
Conjurer, Front of the Class, One Tree Hill, A Second Chance, Somebodies, GA Lot-
tery, Krystal, Dr. Pepper...

SATURDAY = TEENS: (Ages 12-15) 10am-4pm with a lunch break from 12:30pm - 1:30pm
SUNDAY = KIDS (ages 8-11)  10am-4pm with a lunch break from 12:30pm-1:30pm
HOW MUCH: $150.00.  Payment is required in advance to reserve a spot.
HOW to REGISTER:  You need to email kellycasting@gmail.com ASAP to reserve your spot. SEND YOUR NAME, CONTACT, and CHILD’S AGE. We will then email you back a confirmation and address to send payment. Once payment is received, we will send you sides to prepare for the workshop.

Oct 12, 2009

Acting & Auditioning Workout

Below is information on a workshop. This is all of the information I have on this workshop. If you have any questions please direct them to The Company Acting Studio

Affordable Events with the Southeasts
Top Acting Coach and Top Talent Agent

Lisina Stoneburner ~ She's founder and Co-Owner of The Company Acting Studio, the On-Set Coach for the CW's Hit Series "The Vampire Diaries" and known for working with some of the Nations most talented actors who work in theatre, on film and television and in commercials. Her heart is in teaching the craft to others and educating families on how to raise young actors and counsel them on possible careers and futures in the arts and entertainment.

Joy Pervis ~ She's a top Atlanta Agent with J Pervis Talent Agency, and a talent scout for Osbrink Talent Agency in Los Angeles; her talent list includes Dakota Fanning, Kyle Massey, Chris Massey, Raven Symone and Lucas Till. She's been developing and growing working actors of all ages for over 13 years.

Choose one or all of the following great events for this fall.

Parent Workshop
Acting for Kids & Teens 101 Hobby or The Biz with Lisina Stoneburner
Saturday, November 7th or Saturday, December 5th 9am-12pm / $50.00
This is for parents who want to learn more about acting opportunities for their kids. How to find good training, appropriate programs, how to start them in the industry and how the whole business of acting works and what is required.

Acting and Auditioning Workout with an Agent with Joy Pervis
Saturday, November 7th 12-3pm / $100.00 Ages 7-11 years
Saturday, November 14th 12-3pm / $100.00 Ages 12-18 years
Kids and Teens work directly with Agent Joy Pervis on film and TV material as she works them through understanding the process of professional auditioning and what it takes to earn a role.

Acting and Auditioning Workout with the Coach with Lisina Stoneburner
Saturday, November 28th Ages 7-11 10A-12P / Ages 12-18 12:30-2:30P / $45.00
Kids & Teens work with Coach Lisina Stoneburner as she takes them through the intense process of script and improvisational work designed to give them a strong 2 hour acting workout.

thecompany@mindspring.com or call 404-607-1626

These Events will take place at The Loganville Acting Annex
located at
1829 Highway 81 South Loganville, GA. 30052
(Very convenient for anyone in Gwinnett, Dekalb and Walton counties.
Easily reachable from all other locations.)


Oct 9, 2009

Actor's Slate

Many talent have asked about the "Actor Slate" Below is information on how to get one. This is a great tool for all ages to use so that clients can get a feel for you as a person prior to bringing you in for an audition. This is especially beneficial for the kids & teens that don't yet have reels. I highly recommend looking into this service.

Have a great weekend everyone!
I know many of you talent have a profile on Actor's Access, which is a service of Breakdown Services. I've been asked to help get the word out to produce a "general interview" of you on Actor Slate. This is the first look casting directors often have of you.

Actor Slate is coming to Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Nashville to shoot in October. Here are the dates:

Raleigh - October 14 & 15.
Charlotte - October 16 & 17.
Atlanta - October 19 & 20
Nashville - October 21 & 22

Pretty much everything you need to know about Actor Slate is on the website, where you can also schedule and book an Actor Slate shoot session.

Web Address: http://actorslate.chelseastudios.com

Some important things to know.

- The cost is $175.00. To shoot, edit and host on the Breakdown Services and Actors Access networks. Personal copies of both the 60 second Actor Slate that appears on Breakdown Services and Actors Access, and the Actor Slate Deluxe, a longer version of between 2 - 4 minutes are available for additional cost. Most actors are purchasing one or both of these for use on their own websites, for direct submission purposes and for uploading to popular video sites like Youtube and Facebook and lots of others.

- Chelsea Studios, is the exclusive producers of Actor Slate for Breakdown Services. There may be other people around offering to shoot an "Actor Slate" (they happen to own the trademark to the name) or some similarly named product. But only those produced by them will appear on the Breakdown Services and Actors Access networks. So they are the real deal, shooting the genuine Actor Slate.

- The professional talent business, that is the day to day commerce of casting actors for movies, TV, commercials, music videos, etc., use Breakdown Services nearly exclusively around the world to do their work. They have over 90% of this business. So while there are lots of good sites for actors to join to help you with your career and to help look for acting work, the truth is relatively very few people involved in the day to day work of hiring and paying actors are looking at those sites. On Breakdown Services, your Actor Slate is available 24/7/365 at the click of a link to the talent industry when they really need to see it, as they are doing the real work of casting professional actors for professional work.