Aug 30, 2010

Kim Hardin Workshop- Update

Aug 25, 2010


Michael D'Ambrosia Photography is coming back to Atanta!

He'll be coming back from Los Angeles for a few days only. Slots are very limited; so act now and take advantage of this unique opportunity to upgrade your stock, refresh your look and/or jump-start your career!

Michael specializes in headshot, modeling, print/life-style and commercial photography and has been shooting in the industry for over 10 years. With his easy-going, yet energetic style, he provides a comfortable, lively atmosphere that brings the best out of you setting you up for the best possible shots. Check out the following website for samples of his work (and my headshot accompanying this email!):

As they say, "You only get one chance to make a good first impression" In the acting/modeling business, headshots are that first impression agents, casting directors, producers and theater houses have of you. Hook them with a dynamic headshot that shows you on your best day.
In this industry you need an edge. A great first impression of you could be the edge you need. Let Michael D'Ambrosia Photography give you that best first impression!

Shoot Dates:
Monday, September 20 through Thursday, September 23, 2010

Location: TBA

Pricing: (see also price sheet attached)
*Adults - $475 for three looks
*Children under 12 - $375 for three looks
*Make-up artist provided for extra charge of $150 women & $75 men
*$125 deposit necessary to lock in your spot.

For more information and to book a time, please contact:
Dah-uh Morrow at 678-793-8291 or e-mail

Aug 23, 2010


The Director’s Chair Proudly Presents
Los Angeles Acting Coach

A Director’s Chair regular, Kris Kyer once again returns his successful acting workshop to the Atlanta Area!

For over a decade Kristopher Kyer and his staff has taught and coached thousands of actors in Hollywood.
Kristopher Kyer was the on-set acting coach for ABC-TV's Boy Meets World; Maybe this Time; and Grace Under Fire. In addition, he was the on-set coach for the Bruce Willis feature film HOSTAGE. And he was the on-set acting coach for Jessica Simpson featured in episodes of TV's THAT SEVENTIES SHOW. As an actor Mr. Kyer has appeared in several commercials, most notably as the "Scarecrow" for the WHITE LILY CORNMEAL commercials which ran for years throughout the South. Kristopher Kyer has had co-starring roles on TV's SEINFELD; BOY MEETS WORLD; USA HIGH; LINC'S and QUANTUM LEAP. He was the starring role of the syndicated series BARNYARD PLACE. His experience as an actor and entertainer spans over three decades having appeared in his one man cabaret show on several cruise lines; a singer at WALT DISNEY WORLD and DISNEYLAND; CEDAR POINT in Ohio; Off-Broadway in the original cast of SHOWING OFF; regional theatres throughout the US. His film experiences include: H.E.A.L.T.H. and Trancers II. And many more credits in regional theatre. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG); Actors Equity Association, and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists. In addition, he was the youngest ringmaster and only the 27th in the 115 year history of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus. For More info on Kris, please visit:

Class Schedule:
Class 1 – Kids (Ages 8-12) Class 2 – Teens (13- 19)
Saturday, October 2, 2010 Saturday, October 2, 2010
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $200 Cost: $200

Class sizes are limited!! Registrations are on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your space, registration must be received no later than September 25, 2010! For additional information, please email Shaun at

Registration Form

Class 1 Kids Class 2 Teens
Sat, Oct 2, 9am – 1pm Sat, Oct 2, 2pm – 6pm
Cost: $200 Cost: $200

Workshop Location: StudioPlex: 659 Auburn Avenue, COMMUNITY ROOM, Atlanta, GA 30312

This form must be completed and e-mailed with payment.

Name (First, Last)
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone (H)
Telephone (C)
Email Address
Emergency Contact

Deadline for payment is September 25, 2010

Payments only via PayPal & email registration form to
Confirmation will be sent via email upon receipt of payment.

To pay, simply go to and click “Send Payments”
Just follow the easy directions!

Aug 18, 2010

Charisma Studios

Thursday | Aug 26 | 8PM | ADULTS | Free Admission
Karli G Brooks, Chelsea Curry, Sparkle Davis, JM Finnell, Erica Vanessa Lewis,
Vanessa Peay, Jennifer Mercurio, Janlatae Mullins, Naylon Mitchell

* Please call to reserve your spot

TOP LA ACTING COACH – J.D. LEWIS WORKSHOPS Saturday | Oct 2 | 12PM – 5PM | ADULTS | $150 Investment Sunday | Oct 3 | 1PM – 5PM | KIDS & TEENS | $125 Investment
J.D. Lewis has worked with actors who have been either nominated or won Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, SAG Awards, Golden Globes and Tony Awards.
These workshops will include instruction in on-camera commercials auditions, as well as cold reading for film and television. In addition, Mr. Lewis will discuss the business of acting, with information on targeting casting directors, creating projects and networking.
His studio is one of the most well respected and recognized names in Hollywood. The Actor’s Lab also boasts an internationally award winning theater company. JD Lewis’ studio has been home to many working actors in Los Angeles.
(Limit 15)

ACTING: STAGE, SCREEN, & IMPROV - KIDS & TEENS Saturdays | Sept 25 - Dec 11 | 10:30AM–11:45AM | $99/month
This 12 week course focuses on acting and improv fundamentals for the stage and screen. You’ll study improv and rehearsal techniques for auditions, commercials and live performances. . Your confidence will soar, as you get the rare opportunity to work on a professional camera set. Finally at courses end, your work is featured on the big screen along with your live presentation.
(Limit: 12)

Every Other Thursday | Ongoing | 7PM–9:30PM | $40/month
Designed for actors who are ready to take their craft seriously, this ongoing class focuses on sharpening and improving your acting chops. Every other week, you’ll look forward to exercising your monologue, scene study, improvisation, audition and marketing skills for the camera as well as the stage. We will be taught by industry experts who are working directors, improvisers, producers, actors, and instructors. The benefits you will receive from this class are invaluable. With the community, fellowship & growth that come when actors begin to develop & support one another, it has no definite end.
(Limit 16)
* Pre-requisite: Interview & Audition

Aug 17, 2010

Actor's Seminar

The Company Acting Studio offered this workshop in July and many of our talent found it extremely beneficial. Since the demand was so high they are holding another workshop. It is a small fee for such a wonderful workshop. I highly recommend it!

Here is the link to the page.



Join us for an informative, inspiring and honest seminar with studio director and the Southeast’s most sought after coach, Lisina Stoneburner.

Topics Covered:
Career Goals – Setting them and meeting them.
The Actor’s Job – Focusing on it and being prepared to accomplish it.
The Actor’s Toolkit – What skills are vital, what is necessary for success.
Identifying Your Talent – Should I be doing this or not?
The Reality – Why some people work and others don’t.
Your Questions – Bring all of your questions about acting and your career and the will be answered HONESTLY.

Who Can Attend?
Adult Actors of all Levels.
Parents of Actors of All Levels.
Lisina promises to meet the needs of the group in attendance regardless of your level of experience, age or questions. Her goal is to relate to all of the actors personally and provide the guidance necessary to make educated decisions.

$20.00 prior to event purchase online or at the studio.
$25.00 day of event at the door. (Cash Only – Pending Availability of Seats. Must arrive 30 minutes prior to start time to purchase.)

NOTE: If you choose to arrive on the day of to pay at the door, there is no way of knowing until you arrive if we are full. We recommend purchasing online ahead of time or come to the studio on a Saturday during tour hours (9:00-2:00) to purchase in person (Purchases made at the studio can be cash, check or MC/VISA – there is a $3.00 fee added to charges done at the studio.)

Your purchase buys you ONE SEAT.
This is a seminar, not a workshop. We will not work on material or do acting exercises at this event.
Your receipt is your ticket to the event.
There is a staircase leading up to our space and this is the only entrance to the studio. We have no other access. Please be aware before purchasing a ticket.

Next Seminar Date is: Saturday, September 11th 5:00-8:00 P M

Aug 16, 2010


The Director’s Chair Proudly Presents
New York Image Consultant:
Emanual “Manny” Millar

Workshop Location: StudioPlex: 659 Auburn Avenue, #123, Atlanta, GA 30312

What is an image?
An image is making a first impression and leaving a lasting one.
What do people see?
Within the first 7 seconds of introduction (i.e. a job interview, audition, headshot submission, et cetera), a person decides whether to engage someone further or to dismiss them.
Emanuel 'Manny' Millar utilizes his experience to create a striking image, having worked with many of the top directors, actors, agents, producers, designers and photographers in Los Angeles and New York, internationally in London, Paris, Rome and other cities throughout the world.
Manny specializes in bringing out the most star like qualities within each of his clients. Working with actors, artists, students, businesspeople or anyone looking to improve their image, create lasting impressions, build self-confidence and enhance their lifestyle. Manny asks thought provoking questions and strongly encourages taking risks on a daily basis.
He is currently in town working on the new Footloose Motion Picture!
Manny will be holding a special group workshop for actors and artists in Atlanta on Saturday, August 28th. The workshop will include a personal image analysis, group discussion, Q&A and much, much more.
Please bring a headshot or current photograph, write down any questions you have for Manny (no subject is off limits), and dress the way you would if you were meeting an important member of the film industry.
Find and enhance the person who you are!
For more information please visit

Class Schedule
Class 1 – Kids (Ages 13 – 17) Class 2 – Adults (Ages 18 +)
Saturday, August 28, 2010 Saturday, August 28, 2010
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Time: 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Cost: $100 Cost: $100

Class sizes are VERY limited!! Registrations are on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your space, registration must be received no later than August, 25, 2010! For additional information, please email Shaun at

Registration Form
(Ages 16 and Over)

Class 1 Kids Class 2 Adults
Sat, Aug. 28, 9am – 12pm Sat, Aug. 28, 1pm – 4pm
Cost: $100 Cost: $100

Workshop Location: StudioPlex: 659 Auburn Avenue, #123, Atlanta, GA 30312

This form must be completed and e-mailed with payment.

Name (First, Last)
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone (H)
Telephone (C)
Email Address
Emergency Contact

Deadline for payment is August, 25, 2010

Payments only via PayPal & email registration form to
Confirmation will be sent via email upon receipt of payment.

To pay, simply go to and click “Send Payments”
Just follow the easy directions!

Aug 13, 2010


The Director’s Chair Proudly Presents Casting Director’s
Alpha Tyler & Richard Futch!

Don’t miss this opportunity!! Casting Directors Alpha Tyler (Independent Casting Director for Tyler Perry Studios) and Richard Futch, CSA (Casting Director for Lifetime Television’s Army Wives) will conduct separate workshops for ages 16 and over on Saturday, November 13, and Sunday, November 14, 2010. With the 30% Tax Incentive in the state of Georgia and the numerous projects currently in production and slated for the near future, our focus is to strengthen the talent pool in the Southeast in an effort to satisfy the casting needs and keep production here!

Workshop Location: StudioPlex: 659 Auburn Avenue, #123, Atlanta, GA 30312

Saturday Classes
Saturday, November 13, 2010 Saturday, November 13, 2010
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $100 Cost: $100

Sunday Classes
Sunday, November 14, 2010 Sunday, November 14, 2010
Time: 9:00 am – 1:00 Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm
Cost: $100 Cost: $100

SPECIAL DISCOUNT! Enroll in both Morning & Afternoon Sessions on either Saturday or Sunday & receive $25 off! Total Combined Cost: $175

About Alpha Tyler: Alpha Tyler began her casting career 15 years ago in Los Angeles. She worked with top casting directors who cast for pilots, series and feature films for FOX, CBS, WB, UPN, DISNEY, PARAMOUNT, DREAMWORKS and SPIKE LEE’S 40 ACRES AND A MULE FILMWORKS. In 2007 Alpha brought her expertise to Atlanta where she has done the principal casting for 4 seasons of the TBS series “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,” 2 seasons of “Tyler Perry’s Meet the Browns” and numerous Tyler Perry films including: Why Did I Get Married 1 and 2, For Colored Girls (release in January 2011) and Madea’s Big Happy Family (release in April 2011).

About Richard Futch: Richard is a member of CSA and currently the casting director for the Lifetime/Touchtone hit television series, Army Wives! Since 1990, Richard has been involved in casting both principal and background talent for feature films, television network movies and both regional and national commercials. His casting company, Futch-Mullins Casting was responsible for principal casting for the box office feature film success, The Notebook, directed by Nick Cassavetes. Richard has just completed his fourth season of casting for Army Wives.

Goal of Workshops: These workshops are designed to give you two different perspectives from two different highly successful working casting directors. Each will provide you with their unique individual approach. You will be working on various sides and audition techniques. This is an incredible opportunity not to be missed!

Class size in limited!! Registrations are on a first come first serve basis. To guarantee your space, registration must be received no later than November 1, 2010! For additional information, please email Shaun at

NOTE: Your participation in the workshops do not guarantee an audition or role in projects being cast by Alpha Tyler or Richard Futch.

Registration Form
(Ages 16 and Over)
SPECIAL DISCOUNT: Enroll in both Morning & Afternoon Sessions on either Saturday or Sunday & receive $25 off! Total Combined Cost: $175
Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4
Sat, Nov. 13 9am – 1pm Sat, Nov. 13 2pm-6pm Sun, Nov. 14 9am – 1pm Sun, Nov. 14 2pm – 6pm

Option 1: Class 1: $100.00 Option 4: Class 4: $100.00 Option 7: Class 2 & 3: $175.00
Option 2: Class 2: $100.00 Option 5: Class 1 & 2: $175.00 Option 8: Class 3 & 4: $175.00
Option 3: Class 3: $100.00 Option 6: Class 1 & 4: $175.00

Please choose class option on the field below.

This form must be completed and e-mailed with payment.
E-mail a current headshot and resume with registration, but please also bring 2 hard copy headshot & resumes to the workshop.

Name (First, Last)
Street Address
City, State, Zip
Telephone (H)
Telephone (C)
Email Address
Emergency Contact

What has your experience in acting been?

How long have you been in business?

What is the best acting job you have ever worked on?

What area of acting do you want to learn more about?

What is something unique about you that will help the casting directors remember you?

Rate your level of acting experience (1 being the lowest, 5 being the highest):

Deadline for payment is November 1, 2010
Payments only via PayPal & email registration form to
Confirmation will be sent via email upon receipt of payment.

Aug 10, 2010

Casting Call


When: Friday August 13, 2010 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday August 14, 2010 12:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Art Institute of Atlanta

Production Title: Look Up
Look Up is an independent short film by director Kenrick Andrews, being shot in Atlanta in November 2010. Look Up is a gritty film about a young, homeless kid fighting for survival in the chaotic street life of Atlanta. Magic Bean Pictures is casting seasoned actors for the following lead and supporting roles.

Shooting Begins: November 4, 2010


JOHN DAVIS [Gender: Male – Age: 20-25 – Race: Mixed or African-American]
John is a young, homeless male prostitute trying to make it on the streets of Atlanta. John’s deepest desire is to have a connection with his father and live like a normal kid. He desperately wants out of this life, but with no family and nowhere turn, his chances at survival are slim.

SUGAR [Gender: Female – Age: 40-45 – Race: Caucasian or African-American]
Sugar is a hardened, crack addicted prostitute who is John’s only companion. To John, she is part friend and part pimp. As a preteen, Sugar was molested by her father and by her early teens, he had begun prostituting her to his friends. Over time she developed a hardened shell, but inside of her still lives a small girl who longs for a decent family and a normal life.

PAUL [Gender: Male – Age: 60-70 – Race: African-American]
Paul is an older, kindly shop owner and recovering alcoholic. He is the first person in a long time to notice John and becomes a key figure in his transformation.

WALTER [Gender: Male – Age: 40-45 – Race: African-American]
Walter is a closeted gay policeman who, instead cleaning up the local prostitution ring, seeks out John’s services and takes from him much more than he asks for.

Please email Valencia Whaley at
-- Use ACTORS NEEDED as Subject of email
-- Include your 1st and 2nd choices for times. We schedule actors in 30 minute blocks.
-- Provide your Height & Age Range
-- Include your Name, Phone number(s) & email address
-- Please attach headshot & resume to email

Audition times are first come, first serve. We will EMAIL you to confirm your audition time and date. Sides will be sent to confirmed talent before their audition date

-- Bring your Head Shot & Resume (At least 2 copies of each.)
-- Plan to stay at least 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Union & Non-Union actors welcome
Compensation: Pay is Low/Deferred – actors will receive a master quality copy and chance to be exposed to the national film festival circuit.

Aug 4, 2010

Bill Holmes Voice Over Workshop!

Bill Holmes “The Voice Doctor” Offers Voiceover Workshop in Atlanta

Bill Holmes “The Voice Doctor” will be in Atlanta, Georgia on August 28 and 29 to teach a two-day intensive seminar. Throughout his many years of experience, Holmes has been helping voiceover actors through coaching, directing and teaching his self-improvement system to actors.

Workshop topics include technique, making demos, how to approach commercial copy and the business of the business. For more information call (818)567-1489 or visit

Aug 2, 2010

Know Your Type

Know Your Type and Increase Your Bookings workshop

Date: Sunday, August 22

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Where: Creative Studios of Atlanta

500 Bishop St, Suite F-8

Atlanta, GA 30318


Cost: $45

Want to increase your booking percentage? It starts with knowing who you are and how others see you. When you walk into the room for an audition, what is the casting director’s first impression?

When you’re selling a product (YOU), you have to know exactly what it is that you’re trying to sell. If you don’t know who you are and most importantly, how others see you, you won’t be able to sell it. And if you can’t sell it, they won’t buy it.

Even worse, if you continually go up for the roles you are not right for and don’t book them, you create the impression that you can’t book.

In this workshop, you will discover how others perceive you. Through an extensive exercise you will find out what types of roles you can convincingly play, what others think of your appearance, and what vibes you give off when you enter a room.

You will also find out whether or not your current headshot is effective. Your headshot may get you in the room, but if it doesn’t properly sell you as the product, then it isn’t effective in getting you the role.

After the exercise, you will use the information given to you about you (by the other students) to create what we call your own personal logline: a two-three sentence description that accurately and creatively conveys who you are as a person, and therefore who you are as an actor. When you leave this workshop, you will know what your easy sell is and how to sell it to casting directors, agents, and others.

About the teacher: Jessica Leigh Smith is an actor in Atlanta, with J Pervis Talent. She got her first television break with a role in 2009 on One Tree Hill, playing a character perfectly suited for her type. Very shortly after, she portrayed Lydia in the beautiful short The Mailbox, a different character, but again perfectly suited for her type. Currently, Jessica is working on a web series, again in a role perfectly suited for her type. While she knows she will play different characters as an actor, Jessica likes to focus on those that she is most suited to play.