Dec 21, 2011

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Happy Holiday's to all of our J Pervis Talent Agency Family! We have been thrilled to work with all of you throughout 2011 and feel blessed every day to call YOU our family! We wish for everyone to have a safe, fun-filled holiday break!

We will close Thursday 12/22 at noon and will reopen on Tuesday January 3rd, 2012.


From all of us at J Pervis Talent Agency

Jayme, Joy, Julie & Justine

Dec 7, 2011

TOYS FOR TOTS EVENT- Hosted by JPTA's Own Adrian Turner

Please direct any of the parties who are interested in attending to e-mail Carlos Scott your First & Last Names as well as any guests you will be bringing. This is so that you can be added to the hard list that will be at the door with Security & our staff. Please bring an age appropriate unwrapped new toy that would be perfect for a boy or girl from 10 - 16 years old. Thanks in advance for your support.
 
The deadline for name submissions is by close of business Friday, Dec 16th.  Because this is an invite only event, should any patrons names not appear on our Guest List that will be provided to security, unfortunately they will not be provided entry into the event.


Dec 2, 2011

Feature Film Open Call

Film: Georgia Justice - Based on the best-selling books, The Bridge and Georgia Justice by Jackie Carpenter. To learn more of the project: www.GeorgiaJusticeMovie.com

Auditions Location: AMTC Atlanta, 2000 Powers Ferry Road SE, Suite 1-1A/1-4, Marietta, GA 30067

Dates / Times: Wednesday, December 14 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm (all male performers)
Thursday, December 15 - 5:00pm - 10:00pm (all female performers)

What to Bring: Headshot /resume or current photo with contact information and personal statistics attached.

Shoot Schedule: The film is scheduled to shoot on location, in Georgia, in early 2012.

Additional Info:
Do not attempt to send headshots, resumes, or audition material. Bring them to the audition.

Legitimate questions only to: Georgia_Justice@yahoo.com

SPEAKING ROLES:

JACKIE CARPENTER (Female - '50's - Caucasian) A true Steel Magnolia, Jackie is an attractive woman in her fifties. She's flashy and outspoken and unprepared for the test of faith she must meet. But she's a fighter and a survivor.

LARRY CARPENTER (Male - '50's - Caucasian) Married to Jackie 16 years, Larry is steadfast and sturdy, but would rather avoid the spotlight. He silently supports, but would rather be sitting in front of the fire with his dog.

DEBBIE (Female - 30's - 50's - Caucasian) Jackie's cousin; mid thirties to mid fifties. Dedicated and earthy, she provides the humor that buoys Jackie.

CYNTHIA (Female - '30's to '50's - Jamaican) Jackie's friend; black, Jamaican accent. A woman of great common sense and ferocious faith.

JASON VEITCH (Male - late '20's - Caucasian) Jackie's 28 year old son; homebuilder in a small town in Georgia. Headed into the ministry and dedicated to his family.

STEPHANIE (Female - '20's - Caucasian) Jason's 25 year old wife, she's overwhelmed by the events but shows true character and strength as they unfold.

JJ (Male - 7 - Caucasian) Jason and Stephanie's 7-year-old son

ERNESTO MORALES (Male - 20's - 30's Hispanic) Drywall worker on Jason's property. Illegal alien from Mexico, he speaks Spanish and English with a heavy accent.

MRS. REYMUNDO (Female - '50's - Hispanic) Heartbroken mother of deceased Juan Carlos.

DEAUNDRIA KEANA KELLY (Female - '20's or '30's - African-American) Television reporter.

DEPUTY CLAYTON BOOK (Male - '20's or '30's - any race) A corrupt, small-town police officer.

BILLY FLOURNEY (Male - '50's or '60's - Caucasian) Stephanie's father; a simple and uneducated man who can only stand firm and "always tell the truth."

JIM VEITCH (Male - late '20's or early '30's - Caucasian) Jackie's older son, a family man and minister.

ELLIS BURDETTE (Male - 30's or 40's - any ethnicity) Jason's real-estate attorney and a long-time family friend to the Veitch's and Carpenters.

MITCHELL KANE (Male - 30's and up - any ethnicity) Attorney for Jason, he's something of a colorful character; a great attorney, showman and magician.

MELVIN PITT (Male - 30's and up - any ethnicity) Assistant DA and bucking for the job of DA at any cost. He's the prosecuting attorney and capable of almost anything to achieve the desired results.

JUDGE S. CARROLL (Male or female - 40's and up - any ethnicity) Judge for Jason's trial.

DR. JON TOD COFFELT (Male or female - 30's and up - any ethnicity) Forensic expert.

Follow our progress at:
http://www.facebook.com/GeorgiaJusticeMovie
twitter.com : GA_JusticeMovie

Nov 28, 2011

WEBSITE RENEWAL REMINDER

2011 has been an amazing year and we are gearing up for another amazing in 2012! To get the year started off right we have recently launched a new website! Be sure to check it out at www.jpervistalent.com.

NOTE: ALL Demo reels have changed on the new website. We now need YouTube videos links for reels. We are still using mp3’s for the voice over demo’s. Email these updates to info@jpervistalent.com.

For those with profiles on the website: Headshots, resumes, & demos can be updated throughout the year, please email updated resumes to info@jpervistalent.com when updates are needed. It is the responsibility of the talent to make sure that we are notified when updates are needed.

WEBSITE INFORMATION

To renew your individual page on the J Pervis Talent website a renewal fee of $55 must be received in our office no later than December 15th. This fee covers unlimited headshot, resume, and demo updates for 2011. Send all updates for the resumes to info@jpervistalent.com. To update the headshots send a CD to the office in jpg format OR email the files in a small size to info@jpervistalent.com. There will be a 15 day grace period for all payments not received by December 15th. The late fee after December 15th is $20 (total $75), due by December 30th, 2011. If we do not receive payment for renewal you will be automatically deleted from the website. Therefore if payment is received after 12/30/2011 you will be considered new talent on the website. To reactivate your status the fee will be $85.00 with a renewal due every January.

If you are NOT on the website and would like to be added:

Send an updated resume with a CD of your jpg headshots to J Pervis Talent Agency along with your initial set-up fee of $85.00. Note: There will be an annual renewal fee due each January. Allow approximately 30 days for headshots and resumes to be uploaded on the website. The website contains a brief history of the agency, a press and photo section, and most importantly, photos of our talent pool. We market directly to producers, advertising agencies, and photographers. To view the website, go to www.jpervistalent.com.


Please be sure your casting sites are active and up-to-date so that you get the best representation possible.

1. www.actorsaccess.com: You can do the FREE version. Once your page is set up please send us the link. To find the link go to “My Tools”, then “Custom Link”. This site is used so that we are always sending updated headshots and resumes when submitting on our breakdown services.
2. www.800casting.com: To register go to 800casting.com. Use agency code GA-245. This site costs $29.95 for 12 MONTHS. Fees are paid directly to 800casting. This is how the majority of our castings are cast.
3. www.nowcasting.com: This is a casting service that Tyler Perry Studios requires for all castings. Once you sign up please will LINK to J Pervis Talent.
4. www.castingnetworks.com: Agency Code is 76c72bb (then click CHECK CODE), proceed through set up from there. Trouble shooting: chicaogosupport@castingnetworks.com

Nov 16, 2011

Indie Film Opportunity

Indie Film Seeking Actors


CROWNS AND DREAMS follows a young aspiring model (Asha) as she gets
sucked into the gritty reality of the modeling world.

Desperate to make it big in the fashion industry, Asha must make a
choice, is her self- conviction worth more than a risqué photo
shoot?

Along the way to self -discovery, Asha meets a little girl with a
wagon of crowns who helps her find her way.


Characters Needed:
Asha - looks 19-22, (Afr. American).
Monica - looks 35-45, (Afr. American/ White preferred Open to
other ethnic groups).
Randy- looks Late 30's to Early 50's, (Preferably White, open to all ethnicities)
Nikki- looks - 22- 27, (Preferably Afr. American, open to other
ethnicities)
Male Assistant- looks 22- 27 years old, (Ethnicity open)
Little Girl- looks 5- 8 years old, (Afr. American).
Ring Leader- 7-10 years old, (Afr. American).
Snot- nosed Boys (2 -4)- Looks 7-10 years old (Afr. American,
open to other ethnicities)
Make-up Artist- looks 24- 30.
Wardrobe Artist- looks 24- 30.
Models- looks 19-27.
Street Harassers (4-5) Ages- 24- 40. (Open ethnicity)
Harasser One – Age 24-40 (Afr. American/open ethnicity)


To
 receive
 sides
 and 
information
 on
 how 
to
 submit
 video
 auditions 
please
 contact
 the 
films

producer,
 Ashley
 Jones 
at 
crownsanddreams@gmail.com.

Deadline 
for 
video 
submissions 
is 

December 
5th,
 2011.



 Tentative
 Shooting 
Dates:
 Jan.13-15, Jan. 20-22, Jan 27-29, Jan 03-
Pick –up dates have not been scheduled yet.

These are tentative dates and they may change

Nov 8, 2011

Independent Film Submission

We received the following submission request from a local crew. They are looking for talent submit directly to them. Please feel free to submit to them.

Taking submissions for Independent Dance Film(20-30min) set to film in April. Please send resumes/reels/head-shots to dancefilm24@gmail.com. Subject line please put character your submitting for. Please note some of the characters have been casted(listed in character description) and some potentially casted(feel free to submit for potentially casted) Auditions will be held early January.

Brief Outline of Film
"Tyler, an innocent and naive boy, believes in the goodness of human nature. Through dance and good deeds, he attempts to make the world a better place. His resilience is challenged when he makes an unlikely friend in Hillary"

CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Tyler Lucado-Lead Character(Hispanic Male Teenager Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing)-Grew up in a low-income family with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. He is a talented dancer, though not formally trained. He attends public school. He has a creative mind, a vivid imagination, as well as the desire to do good despite his circumstances.

Hillary-Lead Character(Female Caucasian Teenager)-A realist and wise in the ways of the world. Raised by her grandparents in a privileged household. She attends a private arts school where she studies dance. She's a talented dancer, but somewhat insecure in her appearance. She wants to be popular and is rather self-centered at the beginning of the film. Her friendship with Tyler allows her to gain perspective throughout the film, and ultimately makes her a better person.(CASTED)

Maria Lucado(Female Hispanic 35+)-Mother of Drew and Tyler Lucado. Former professional dancer who turned to alcoholism after the death of her husband. Her condition becomes worse after her eldest son Drew died while serving in the military. By the beginning of the film, her alcoholism has led to her neglecting her young son Tyler.

Drew Lucado(Hispanic Male, age 18+ Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing) He grew up in low income family with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. He shares a passion for dancing. He joined the military and was scheduled for deployment, where he was killed before the film begins. His character exists only in flashbacks. The older brother of the main character(Tyler)

Young Tyler(Hispanic Male Age 5-7)-Insecure on his first day at school. But is reassured by his brother Drew. His character exists only in flashbacks.

Female Dancer(Female Teenager Any Race Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing)-Dancer who performs the duet with Drew, in Tyler's flashback of the school performance.

Charles(Caucasian Middle Class Male 50+)-Grandfather to Hillary. He is a good role model, and speaks the truth about any situation.

Debi(Caucasian Middle Class Female 50+)-Hillary's grandmother, dotes on Hillary as her own daughter. Encourages her to pursue dancing.

Christina(African American Late Teens Early 20's Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing)-Female drummer and dancer. Skilled drummer who plays at the bus stop to earn money. Sister of Julius.(POTENTIALLY CASTED)

Julius(African American Male Late Teens Early 20's Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing)-Street performer skilled at tutting he is deaf and dances to the vibrations of the music. Brother of Christina.He speaks American sign language.

Kyle(Male Teenager Any Race Trained In Dancing-Hip Hop, Contemporary, Lyrical, and Possibly Ballet, and Breakdancing)-Tyler's friend at school. He's overweight, but a very good dancer.

Homeless Man(Male Any Race 30+)-Ex-military vet who was deafened and crippled in battle. He is wheelchair bound, but he has full function of his arms and torso. Sometimes he holds a sign with profound statements.

Counselor(Caucasian Male 30+)-Public School Counselor. Though he and Tyler are not close, he is concerned about Tyler's welfare at home.(POTENIALLY CASTED)

Teacher(Any Race Male or Female 30+)-Teacher at Tyler's school.

Dance Instructor(Female Any Race 30+)-Dance instructor at Hillary's school.
(Dancing experience would be nice but not required)

Jessica(Female Caucasian Teenager Preppy Look)-Friend of Hillary, attends private school with her. Makes fun of Tyler and is generally jealous of Hillary and her talent.(Dancing experience would be nice but not required)

Carson(High School Caucasian GQ Male Type)-Boyfriend to Jessica, Hillary's friend. He bullies Tyler.

Tiffany(Female Teenager Any Race Preppy Look)-Friend of Hillary, spreads rumors about Tyler.
(Dancing experience would be nice but not required)

Derek(Male Teenager Any Race)-Bully at Tyler's school.
(Dancing experience would be nice but not required)

Devon(African American Teenager)-Bully at Tyler's school.
(Dancing experience would be nice but not required)

Series Audition

Below are details on an audition for a new series. If you fit the roles please email the casting director, Megan directly. When you submit make sure you put that J Pervis Talent Agency is your agent so you take preference.


CONTACT: KADE Production
Megan Fleming, Casting Director
casting@outlifeshow.com

OPEN CALL FOR ACTORS!

KADE Productions in conjunction with VENUES Network will be holding an open
casting call for the new series “Out Life” Season 1. The casting call will be held at 711 C
Trabert Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30318 on Saturday, November 19th, 2011 from 9am-4pm.
Roles to be cast include select main cast and supporting roles throughout the season. A
character breakdown is enclosed. Actors are required to bring two headshots/resumes to
the audition and must contact casting@outlifeshow.com for an audition slot.

“Out Life” Season 1 stars new comers Cayce Guest and Jason Mac; and featuring
RuPaul’s drag race star Stacy Layne Matthews. “Out Life “is produced and directed by
Amber L. Devos, Executive Producer for KADE Productions.

Sides available upon request; inquiries can be made to casting@outlifeshow.com.

MAIN CAST
Main Lin Kim (20-29 ASIAN FEMALE)- Korean nail tech with a big bitchy personality

Nate McCutcheon (24-32 AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE) – Jay's gay ex boyfriend,
masculine UPS delivery driver.

SUPPORTING CAST
Jessica (25-35 WHITE FEMALE) – lesbian, tattoo artist, drugs addict, Sarah’s love
interest

Roy (25-35 WHITE MALE) - Mai Lin's love interest, plumber, charming southern
gentleman

William (25-30 WHITE MALE) – Closeted Groom of Claire, Shawn’s companion

Miss Debbie (30-40 AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE)– New salon owner, a stickler
for rules

Claire (25-30 WHITE FEMALE)- Bridezilla, engaged to William, Shawn’s regular client

Rayshawn (25-30 AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE)- Homophobic thug type, Nate’s co-
worker/friend

LaQuan (25-30 AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE) - Nate's new friend, best friend to
Rayshawn.

Greg Wright (50-65 WHITE MALE)- Jay's homophobic father, dying of cancer does not
know his son is gay

Bertha Westbrooke (45- 55 AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALE)- Shawn's very Baptist
mother who doesn't condone the gay lifestyle.

Suzanne Thomas (38-48 WHITE FEMALE)- Eric's young mother, had Eric at age 16,
history of abusive relationships

Mayte Ramiez (6-10 HISPANIC FEMALE)- Lydia's 8 yr old daughter

Son Chi Kim (35-50 ASIAN WOMAN)- Mai Lin’s mother, patriotic & concerned with
Korean Culture.

George Samuelson (50-60 WHITE MALE)- Becca's rich country club father.

Angie Samuelson (35-50 WHITE FEMALE) - Becca's young stepford step-mother.

Nov 2, 2011

The Green Room Workshop

UNDERSTANDING ME...THE ACTOR, THE ROLE, THE INDIVIDUAL

This workshop will give actors perspective on how a clearer understanding of SELF gives actors a clearer understanding of their CHARACTERS. Our personalities, experiences, and patterns have everything to do with our character choices as we develop each ROLE we portray. Often ACTORS relate our personal victories, failures, accomplishments and tragedies to the journeys of our characters. But how can ACTORS successfully channel those emotions when developing a character, when INDIVIDUALS work so hard to mask, hide, and cover our emotions in our daily lives? When you have a clear understanding of yourself...it gives you a clear understanding of the role that you're portraying.
Price: $85.00
Dates: November 17
Time: 7pm
Register Now
(limit 30 students per class)

Twitter -@realgreenroom
Facebook - The Green Room Actors Lounge
Website -www.thegreenroomactorslounge.com
Phone - 404-351-4736
Address- 25-D Bennett St, Atlanta GA, 30309

Oct 26, 2011

Open Casting Call for SAG Ultra Low Budget Film

Casting / Audition Details:
Solaris Filmwerks is holding open auditions on Saturday in Dunwoody and Sunday in Buford for Prosper - a 90 minute horror feature. Principal photography is slated to begin at the first of January with an anticipated 12 day shoot. Primary cast are ages 19-24 (must look like a sophomore in college). All races can apply. Also seeking Black male or female in late 50's or 60's who can play a West Indian accent.
Synopsis:
What happens when a few kids in a sleepy suburban neighborhood meet their new neighbor, a seductive Satan worshipping witch with a command over the spirit world? On this night, of Alls Hallows Eve, six friends will meet to play what they think is a game, or fictitious ritual, with the promise of prosperity in their lives. But when the binding circle is broken, the spirit world runs amuck in the house leaving only one to bear witness to the beginning of the myth – the urban legend… she lives.
Character Breakdown:
PRINCIPLES:
Irene –
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJvQnU5TE5Vag
20’s something white girl
Seductive, mysterious
Speaks softly with a concealed dark side
Her physical beauty is rooted in her practice of a powerful form of satanic worship
She possesses a powerful command of the spirit world
Her dark side is more forceful, aggressive, destructive and threatening
Jabari (“Puddin”) -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJQb0xMbjhUQw
20’s something Black male
Strong willed, dedicated to friendships
Unisexual boy/girl type with strong ties to his girlfriends
Twin to Samantha / they play off each other
He’s the glue of the group
Dalton -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJqY3I0WjhUQw
20’s something white male
The all-American jock / CeeCee’s boyfriend.
Quick tempered Ken doll
Has deep rooted pain haunting him from brother’s death
Arrogant, alpha-male
Group follows his lead
Makes hasty decisions
Easily influence by beautiful girlsCasting / Audition Details:
Solaris Filmwerks is holding open auditions on Saturday in Dunwoody and Sunday in Buford for Prosper - a 90 minute horror feature. Principal photography is slated to begin at the first of January with an anticipated 12 day shoot. Primary cast are ages 19-24 (must look like a sophomore in college). All races can apply. Also seeking Black male or female in late 50's or 60's who can play a West Indian accent.
Synopsis:
What happens when a few kids in a sleepy suburban neighborhood meet their new neighbor, a seductive Satan worshipping witch with a command over the spirit world? On this night, of Alls Hallows Eve, six friends will meet to play what they think is a game, or fictitious ritual, with the promise of prosperity in their lives. But when the binding circle is broken, the spirit world runs amuck in the house leaving only one to bear witness to the beginning of the myth – the urban legend… she lives.
Character Breakdown:
PRINCIPLES:
Irene –
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJvQnU5TE5Vag
20’s something white girl
Seductive, mysterious
Speaks softly with a concealed dark side
Her physical beauty is rooted in her practice of a powerful form of satanic worship
She possesses a powerful command of the spirit world
Her dark side is more forceful, aggressive, destructive and threatening
Jabari (“Puddin”) -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJQb0xMbjhUQw
20’s something Black male
Strong willed, dedicated to friendships
Unisexual boy/girl type with strong ties to his girlfriends
Twin to Samantha / they play off each other
He’s the glue of the group
Dalton -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJqY3I0WjhUQw
20’s something white male
The all-American jock / CeeCee’s boyfriend.
Quick tempered Ken doll
Has deep rooted pain haunting him from brother’s death
Arrogant, alpha-male
Group follows his lead
Makes hasty decisions
Easily influence by beautiful girls
SUPPORTING:
Sam (Samantha) -
Sides:https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkRkVZY1ROUjhUQw
20’s something Black girl
Jabari’s (Puddin) twin
Sex tomboy, very intuitive
Rebellious spirit, inquisitive by nature
Super skeptical but uses common sense
Serves as the buffer between the group accepting Irene (witch) at face value or not
Serves as the voice of reason
Cee Cee – partial nudity;
Sides:https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJ3TGp2bk1UQw
20’s something white girl
Head of her clique, conversational, friendly, naive
She is physically attractive but lacks much common sense.
Has a bit of rebel inside her and loves to flirt with danger.
She is a follower by nature, so she agrees to whatever the group goes along with, even if it means jeopardizing her life.
Holly - partial nudity
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJ6RThQWWNUQw
20’s something minority (Hispanic, Indian or Asian)
The ultimate follower
Blends into the background
Yes woman to CeeCee
Very attractive but superficial
She seems a bit more intuitive than CeeCee
Leo -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkIzeUlzeHNUQw
20’s something minority male
Punk rocker / gadget boy
Laid back, carefree
Amateur filmmaker
Yes man for Dalton
DAY PLAYERS:
Old Man Coleman -
Sides: https://www.yousendit.com/download/T2dlQmtkWkJZY1FsYzlVag
60’s / 70’s something Black male
Authoritative figure to the neighborhood kids
Religious practitioner
Commanding presence
Officer #1
40’s something male or female
Educated, articulate
Calm, controlled
Inquisitive / questioning
Kid #1
7-11 years old; boy or girl
Kid #2
7-11 years old; boy or girl
Educated, articulate
Times, dates & locations:
Oct. 29th, Saturday audition: Blueprint 4 Hollywood (Actors Resource Center), 9am - 1pm, 8735 Dunwoody Place, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30350.
Oct. 30th, Sunday auditions: The Actor's Scene, 1pm-5pm, 4484 Commerce Dr. Ste. A, Buford, GA 30518.
MUST BE SIGNED IN BY 30 MINUTES BEFORE AUDITIONS CLOSE.
Directions:
Oct. 29th, Saturday audition: located off exit 6 on GA 400, approx. 2 miles from the interstate.
Oct. 30th, Sunday audition: I85 North, to 985 North, to Buford exit (Mall of GA exit). Turn left off ramp (going away from Mall of GA), location is approx. 4 miles.
City: Atlanta
Contact Name: DL Smith
E-mail: dlsmith@solarisfilmwerks.net
Link: http://www.solarisfilmwerks.net
Calm, controlled
Inquisitive / questioning

Oct 21, 2011

Website Renewal Information

2011 has been an amazing year and we are gearing up for another amazing in 2012! To get the year started off right we have recently launched a new website! Be sure to check it out at www.jpervistalent.com.

NOTE: ALL Demo reels have changed on the new website. We now need YouTube videos links for reels. We are still using mp3’s for the voice over demo’s. Email these updates to info@jpervistalent.com.

For those with profiles on the website: Headshots, resumes, & demos can be updated throughout the year, please email updated resumes to info@jpervistalent.com when updates are needed. It is the responsibility of the talent to make sure that we are notified when updates are needed.

WEBSITE INFORMATION

To renew your individual page on the J Pervis Talent website a renewal fee of $55 must be received in our office no later than December 15th. This fee covers unlimited headshot, resume, and demo updates for 2011. Send all updates for the resumes to info@jpervistalent.com. To update the headshots send a CD to the office in jpg format OR email the files in a small size to info@jpervistalent.com. There will be a 15 day grace period for all payments not received by December 15th. The late fee after December 15th is $20 (total $75), due by December 30th, 2011. If we do not receive payment for renewal you will be automatically deleted from the website. Therefore if payment is received after 12/30/2011 you will be considered new talent on the website. To reactivate your status the fee will be $85.00 with a renewal due every January.

If you are NOT on the website and would like to be added:

Send an updated resume with a CD of your jpg headshots to J Pervis Talent Agency along with your initial set-up fee of $85.00. Note: There will be an annual renewal fee due each January. Allow approximately 30 days for headshots and resumes to be uploaded on the website. The website contains a brief history of the agency, a press and photo section, and most importantly, photos of our talent pool. We market directly to producers, advertising agencies, and photographers. To view the website, go to www.jpervistalent.com.


Please be sure your casting sites are active and up-to-date so that you get the best representation possible.

1. www.actorsaccess.com: You can do the FREE version. Once your page is set up please send us the link. To find the link go to “My Tools”, then “Custom Link”. This site is used so that we are always sending updated headshots and resumes when submitting on our breakdown services.
2. www.800casting.com: To register go to 800casting.com. Use agency code GA-245. This site costs $29.95 for 12 MONTHS. Fees are paid directly to 800casting. This is how the majority of our castings are cast.
3. www.nowcasting.com: This is a casting service that Tyler Perry Studios requires for all castings. Once you sign up please will LINK to J Pervis Talent.
4. www.castingnetworks.com: Agency Code is 76c72bb (then click CHECK CODE), proceed through set up from there. Trouble shooting: chicaogosupport@castingnetworks.com

Oct 18, 2011

SPECIAL OFFER FOR J PERVIS TALENT!!

Oct 17, 2011

Short Film Casting

I am in need of a slew of actors for my next production which is set to start shooting November 14th, a short film that will be in a small festival circuit come Spring. If you could send this out to the troops and help me out you would save my life!

Characters I'm looking for to audition are:

Jack
Psychic
Diana - (must learn "All I Need" by Radiohead for audition)
Evelyn
Mary
Ear Doctor
Waitress
Young Jack

Characters I'm looking to cast from headshots are:

Grandmother
Uncle
Child on the Couch
Elliot's Girl
Elliot's Girl's Friend

I also need a good bit of extras, is there somewhere I should go elsewhere for that or do you offer extra roles to your clients? If you do offer extra roles, I am adding the full character breakdown below anyways.

Attached will be the sides for the character's I need to audition.

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Information about the film:


COCHLEAR (Working Title)
Written By: Andrew Ruse
Directed By: Andrew Ruse
Director of Photography: Noah Orisich
(12-15 min. short)
Location: Atlanta



[JACK] - (18 - 23 y.o., caucasian, slender, dark hair, stoic face) Having lost his hearing at age 5 due to fever, Jack is a boy who hasn't been able to experience life the way he wishes he could. After a successful cochlear implant that cures Jack's impairment, Jack is entering a world full of sound and beauty he is unfamiliar with. He is quiet, humble, and brave. He has a lot to say, but keeps his emotions to himself as best as he can, even around his few friends. A hopeless romantic who has never found love, a trait he attributes to his hearing impairment, Jack is searching for an answer to his dilemma now that he has re-gained his ability to hear. MAJOR ROLE

[ELLIOT] - (18 - 23 y.o., caucasian, slender, dark hair, goofy) Jack's best friend, Elliot is a realist. He doesn't believe in the supernatural and is enthusiastic when he speaks. After being convinced to go see a psychic and having success, Elliot is shaken. He has always wanted to find love, and feels for the first time like the forces of the world have shown him good graces. He wishes to pass this on to Jack in light of Jack's new found happiness. MAJOR ROLE

[PSYCHIC] - (40 - 60 y.o., male, caucasian, built, full head of dark brown hair, possibly with gray throughout as well, business-like (think Harvey Keitel in Reservoir Dogs)) The Psychic is a confident older man in a suit and tie. He is jovial and energetic, all the while keeping a cool and collected composure. He is mysterious and gives no background to his methods or upbringing. He is the man with all the answers, and he knows it. He anxious to lend his services to those he likes. There is something malicious about him that you can't put your finger on. MAJOR ROLE

[DIANA] - (18 - 23 y.o., caucasian, slender, exquisitely clean and beautiful face, voice of an angel) The answer to Jack's prayers, Diana is a siren that draws him to her with her beautiful singing voice. Diana is sweet, soft, sincere. She has been singing at the same nightclub for months and months and no one has ever realized her beauty the way Jack has. Diana is a hopeless romantic, and her dream seems to have been actualized in the form of Jack on this particular night. MAJOR ROLE

[EVELYN] - (45 - 55 y.o., caucasian, motherly-figure, emotion-evoking eyes) Evelyn loves her son, Jack, more than anything in the world. She was devastated when he lost his hearing as a boy, and seeing him gain his hearing back again is the greatest thing to happen to her in 15 years. She a genuine and loving individual and it shows through her eyes. (3 lines, 2 scenes)

[MARY] - (40 - 55 y.o., hispanic, brown eyes, brown hair, glasses) A lady with a calm nature about her, Mary is a woman who naturally exudes wiseness and experience. You wouldn't be surprised if she told you she was clairvoyant. (2 lines, 1 scene)

[EAR DOCTOR] - (30 - 50 y.o., female, any ethnicity, average height & build) (2 lines, 1 scene)

[WAITRESS] - (30 - 40 y.o., female, caucasian, red or brown hair, average height & build) Your average restaurant employee. Disinterested, impatient, ready to go home. (1 line, 1 scene)

[BAND MEMBERS] - (18 - 22 y.o., any ethnicity, grungy nightclub-type, unkempt) (1 line, 1 scene)

[GRANDMOTHER] - (65 - any y.o., caucasian, "sweet-old-lady'' type) A loving and affectionate grandmother of Jack with a big, genuine smile. (1 line, 1 scene)

[YOUNG JACK] - (10-12 years old y.o., caucasian, slender, dark hair) Sickly and confused, Young Jack has lost his hearing due to a very high fever. (1 scene)

[ELLIOT'S GIRL] - (18 - 21 y.o., Asian, short, cute face) Quiet and lovable, the girl of Elliot's dreams laughs and loves with no question once she meets him. (1 scene)

[UNCLE] - (40 - 55 y.o., caucasian, cheerful, slightly overweight) (1 scene)

[ELLIOT'S GIRL'S FRIEND] - (18 - 21 y.o., Asian, short, cute face) (1 scene)

[CHILD ON THE COUCH] - (7 - 10 y.o., male, any ethnicity, fierce looking) A mysterious boy who sits on the couch in the psychic's home watching television. (1 scene)

[RELATIVES (7 EXTRAS)] - (30 - any y.o., male and female, caucasian) (1 scene)

[PATRONS OF RESTAURANT (3 EXTRAS)] - (35 - 55 y.o., any ethnicity, males and female) (1 scene)

[PATRONS OF NIGHTCLUB (3 EXTRAS)] - (35 - 55 y.o., any ethnicity, males only) (1 scene)

[LOVERS ON SIDEWALK (2 EXTRAS)] - (18 - 23 y.o., any ethnicity, 1 male, 1 female) - Lovers sharing a make-out session on the side of a street. (1 scene)




STORY LINE: Jack, a boy who lost his hearing at age 11, is finally able to hear again thanks to cochlear implant ten years later. While re-discovering the world of sound, Jack finds himself caught up in a chain of events spawning from a recommendation from his closest friend to see a psychic who has proven abilities to connect lovers.


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I am shooting from November 14th - December 1st around everyone's schedule.

Auditions will be held next Tuesday, October 18th from 10am-6pm (break from 12-1 for lunch) at:
Encyclomedia Soundstage
1526 Dekalb Ave.
Atlanta, GA 30307

THERE IS NO PAY. Meals will be provided every day. If lack of transportation is an issue, we will discuss paying for transportation.
We will be shooting on the Sony NEX FS100 with Zeiss Prime Lenses.

Thank you!

Andrew Ruse
EMAIL ANDREW FOR SIDES: andrewruse@gmail.com

Sep 30, 2011

Acting Coach Steve Coulter

Steve Coulter will be teaching a 6-week Advanced Scene Study Class at the Alliance Theatre, as part of their Artist-to-Artist Master Class Program. Classes begin Moday, October 10th. To register, go to
http://alliancetheatre.org/Education/Acting-Classes/Adult-Classes/Acting-for-the-Stage/Advanced-Scene-Study.aspx
Or contact Chris Moses at the Alliance Theatre, at christopher.moses@woodruffcenter.org

Sep 28, 2011

The Edge of the Woods Casting

We received the below casting notice from one of our clients. This is all the information we have on this. If you have any questions please direct them directly to Matt's email.

Hello Everyone,
 
I’m working with director Grainger David to cast his SAG short film called The Edge of the Woods.  It’s a very quality project that has already won several production awards, including a $75,000 grant from the South Carolina Film Commission, and a camera package from Panavision.  The visual effects company Framestore (Harry Potter, Captain America, The Smurfs, Salt) has signed on as a co-producer to create the creature in the film. 
 
The project falls under the SAG Ultra Low-Budget agreement.  Travel, accommodations and per diem will be provided in addition to the day rate ($100/8hours - $175/12 hours).  The film will be shot in Charleston, SC or Columbia, SC in early 2012.
 
Instructions for submission are copied below as well as attached to this email.  The cast breakdown and sides will come in a separate email, which will be sent out shortly.
 
Thank you all for your continued help and support.  Please let me know if you have any questions!!
 
Sincerely,
 
Matt Sefick
marker96casting@gmail.com
 
 
Synopsis:
The Edge of the Woods is a 15-minute live-action short film about an 11-year old girl who is trying to convince her parents to let her keep the pet monster that lives in their basement. Alice lives in a world that looks every bit like rural, 1930s America. But her small town hides a dark secret. In fact, Alice is one of the last children to grow up with a Thing - a small, misshapen, watery-eyed creature that wandered in from the woods on the day she was born. Alice's parents are conflicted about her strange "pet",  but when the Thing escapes one night and disturbs a neighbor's trash, the local sheriff is called and Alice and her father are forced to bend to the community will. Their long, sad walk to the family's Thing graveyard in the woods builds to a deeply heart-wrenching conclusion.
 
Bio:
Grainger David is a director and screenwriter from Wadmalaw Island, SC. He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MFA in Directing from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he held the WTC Johnson Fellowship. His previous short films have played in festivals around the world. Grainger has also worked as a gas station attendant, a firewood splitter, and a National Magazine Award-nominated journalist, and he once interviewed the President of Mongolia. He is currently in pre-production on his 2011-12 South Carolina Production Fund-winning short film, The Edge of the Woods. 
 
 
Instructions for Submission:
 
I would like to present the best possible auditions to the director of The Edge of the Woods.  Therefore, I ask that you follow the instructions listed below when making your submissions.  If your actors self-tape and submit their own auditions, please make sure they follow the below instructions as well.
 
Please send auditions ONLY to this email address – marker96casting@gmail.com.
 
Please do not upload audition videos to any public site for any reason.
 
Before the submission process begins, please consider the following:
 
-  The Edge of the Woods is a SAG Ultra Low-Budget project and will pay those rates - $100/8 hours up to $175/12 hours.  Travel, accommodations, and per diem will be provided.
 
-  When recording the audition, please have the actor look at the reader (who should be right next to the camera) rather than directly into the camera lens.  There are exceptions (for instance, if the audition is for a news anchor it would be appropriate for the actor to look into the camera), but as a general rule, eye contact with the reader works best for us.  If the actor is talking to more than one person in the scene the actor should make sure that their eyes appear to move from person to person.
 
-  Our director has specifically requested the following – during the audition please frame the actor from their chest to their head.  And at some point – preferably in the slate - we need to see a full-body shot of the actor.
 
-  Please have whoever is reading with the actor read in an appropriate manner – in a low tone so as not to overpower the actor.  This is not the reader’s audition.  We do not want anything to take attention away from the actor. 
 
-  Please have your actors audition one at a time.  For us, having 2 or more actors audition for roles in the frame together does not work. 
 
-  It works best for the actor if they are able to memorize the role they are reading.  Having the sides there to reference is certainly acceptable, but if the actor is reading all of the material looking down, we have trouble seeing their face, and it is difficult for the producers and directors to make a selection when they cannot see what’s going on in the actor’s face.
 
-  Please put the slate at the END of the audition.  Also, if the actor goes from their performance straight into the slate, please have them pause for a few seconds between the audition and the slate to allow some separation.
 
- Additionally, please let the audition play out in its entirety for the video.  If you do not this can often cut off a reaction or something else that an actor may be doing near the end of the audition, particularly if the reader has additional lines after the actor’s last line.  It helps us if the camera stays on the actor for a couple of seconds after the audition to make sure we are seeing everything that is there.
 
-  The setting for the audition should as neutral as possible.  If the actor is recording the audition in their house, have them do it in front of a wall or other neutral backdrop.  We do not want the producer and director checking out the contents of the actor’s house while they should be paying attention to their performance :)
 
-  If the actor uses props during the audition, just be sure it does not become a scene about the prop(s). 
 
-  Specific wardrobe is not required, but please consider the proper dress for each audition. 
 
Please follow the below instructions for audition submissions:
 
-  Submit all auditions to marker96casting@gmail.com and only this address.
 
- If you have a question that needs more immediate attention, you will want to email that to me at sefick@slighpictures.com. 
 
-  Along with the auditions, please send via email (to marker96casting@gmail.com) the resume and headshot of the actor.  It helps everyone if I can show the actor’s resume to the producer and director as they view the audition.  Even resumes with limited experience can be helpful.
 
-  The auditions should be emailed as QuickTime file attachments no larger than 25 MB (if using a PC, Windows Media or .wmv files work as well).  The current size limit for gmail attachments is 25 MB’s, so if you submit anything larger your email will not come through properly.  Even if you are using a service like ‘You Send It’ to submit, please try to keep the file size close to or below 25 MB.  If you have any questions about compressing your files, please email me at sefick@slighpictures.com and I can offer suggestions.
 
-  If the audition file includes multiple scenes, all scenes should be included in the one audition file, if possible.
 
- Correctly naming your audition file, headshot, and resume is very important for us.  Doing so allows us to efficiently organize and archive the auditions.
 
-  The name of the audition file should read:
           
ActorsFirstName.ActorsLastName.CharacterName.AgencyAbbreviation.extension (extension could be .mov, .avi, .mp4, or .wmv)
 
-  The name of the resume file should read:
 
ActorsFirstName.ActorsLastName.Resume.pdf
 
-  The name of the headshot file should read:
 
ActorsFirstName.ActorsLastName.HS.jpg


 
If you have any questions, please let me know.  While these instructions are very specific, they will help us get the most out of the auditions and help us present your clients in a way that benefits you and the actors as much as possible.
 
The cast breakdown and sides will be sent to you shortly.  If you follow the above instructions, I know that it will be a “win-win” situation for everyone when we review your audition submissions. 
 
For the sides email Justine at justine@jpervistalent.com. ONLY IF YOU FIT THE BREAKDOWN!   Thank you all for your continued help and support.
 
Sincerely,
 
 
Matt Sefick
marker96casting@gmail.com


BREAKDOWN:



Abe: 40-55, Caucasian, Male; A hardworking farmer who loves his daughter, Alice. His
stern, conservative nature is tested by Alice’s devotion to the strange monster that lives in
their basement, and her desire to keep it longer than their community rules allow.

Helen: 35-50, Caucasian, Female; Married to Abe. Helen admires Alice’s independent
spirit, and is sympathetic to her cause. But she also has a basic faith in the community’s
rules about keeping pet monsters past a certain age, and is afraid of the consequences for
her family – and for Alice, especially – if they break those rules.

Paul: 40-55, Caucasian, Male; Local Sheriff. A large man, whose friendly and
personable public demeanor hides a cruel and intolerant nature.

Alice: 10-15, Caucasian, Female; Smart, creative and daring, with a big heart.

Sep 15, 2011

Kids Comedy Corner

Sep 8, 2011

Chez Group Workshop

WORKSHOP INFORMATION:

Shay Griffin and the Chez Group announce a four week children's and teen's acting workshop series, Lights, Camera, Action...! led by Hollywood film director, Lance Dreesen beginning Sunday, September 18th.

Casting director, Shay Griffin, will simultaneously host a parents' workshop on one of the four scheduled Sundays...the exact date has yet to be determined but will be announced prior to the first scheduled workshop September 18th. This event will allow parents to get an education on how to best help their children succeed in this highly competitive industry. There will be time allowed for a question and answer session, as well.

The workshops are scheduled to run four consecutive Sundays, beginning September 18th and continuing through October 9th. All participants will attend all four Sundays...September 18th, September 25th, October 2nd, and October 9th.

There will be a morning session each Sunday from 10 AM to 1 PM for ages 6 to 11...and an afternoon session each Sunday from 2 to 5 PM for ages 12-17.

The sequence of classes is as follows:

Week One - How to Make the Camera Love Us!
Week Two - How to be a Great Film Actor
Week Three - How to ACE an Audition
Week Four - Let's Film a Scene

In Week Four, all the pieces will be brought together and the actors will film a scene...then we will watch it and see how everyone did! Parents are invited to the showing!

Shay Griffin will also view the scenes filmed by each participant in the class following the final session.

The location of the workshops is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, Atlanta, 30305. The phone number is 404-239-0677 if anyone should need to book a room. Please be sure to ask for the special Chez Group rate of $99 per night.

The cost of the four week workshop series is $265. For your convenience, we offer PayPal...here is the direct link to the training page of the website to get the complete workshop details and to register, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html.

If you have any qurstions, please feel free to contact Mary Ann at chezmaryann@aol.com.


The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

Aug 31, 2011

VOICE OVER CLASS

Voice-Over Program
Have a Unique Voice?

Want to break into Voice-overs?

Do you have a Radio Voice?


If you've ever wanted to be the voice everyone hears on the radio, documentary or audio book narrations, now is your chance to move toward an exciting new adventure.


New for fall, The Voice-Over Program is a 6 week program designed to teach students all about the voice-over industry.


This class will include class time and studio time where students will work in a voice-over studio with real equipment.


Taught by voice-over specialist Mike Ray--the voice of Home Depot! Good for new-comers to those who have voice-over experience, Mike will work with each student's level and help them become more versatile and bookable.


Mike Ray

In this class you will learn:

* Voice-Over Techniques
* The All Important Demo
* What to do with Demo
* Marketing and Networking
* Should you join the Union?
* Home Recording Studios
* Different types of VO work
* Capturing your Audience
* Analyzing a Script
* Methods for Effective Delivery
* Audition Etiquette
* Accents in Voice-over
* Character Voices
* Microphone Techniques
* Getting ready for the Gig
And much more!
Wednesdays Starting Sept 21st
$300 2 equal payments of $150
5:30-7:30pm, 8-12 years old
7:30-9:30pm, 13- adult

TheActorsScene.com

to register

Aug 15, 2011

Thesis Film looking for the role of SAM

This film is entitled Rearview and it is a graduate thesis film for the Savannah College of Art and Design. The film is about  Sam, a drug-addicted rock star at the height of his success in the 1990's grunge rock scene. Sam is contemplating leaving the rock scene and life itself when he meets Heather, a young girl who is on the verge of making a lot of the same mistakes he's made. He and Heather spark a connection and, although she may not be able to save his life, his presence will change hers.

We have the majority of the roles cast but we are still looking for someone to play Sam. Sam  has been abusing drugs for awhile. So we are looking for someone who is in their 20s, skinny and has that kind of rock star charm. We prefer but are not limited to people with long blond hair and a kind of outcast look. 

We are shooting in Savannah from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 and Oct. 7-9.


If this fits your category contact:

Alex Harris
(216)543-4510
aleharris@gmail.com

Aug 8, 2011

Music Video Audition- NON PAYING


Lookie here.. a music video!! Me like!


MOBOC Productions is casting for a Country Music Video for Recording Artist, Julie Gribble. More Info Visit www.juliegribble.com
Video will be a 2 day shoot on 4th week of August.

Please send all resumes and headshots to brandon_d_jolley@yahoo.com
You can also mail headshots to 500 Northside Circle, NW ste BB1, Atlanta, GA 30309
"ALL CONTACT INFO MUST BE CLEAR & VISIBLE"

THANK YOU
CASTING DEPT
MOBOC PRODUCTIONS

Character Breakdown:


White Woman 20's - 30's
White Woman 20's -40's
Young Girl (White) 5yrs- 10yrs
Young Girl (White) 5 yrs - 10yrs
White Man "Rugged Type" 30's -40's
White Man Blue Collar Type30's -40's
Waiter/ Waitress (Any Ethnicity)
Cashier (Any Ethnicity)

Times, dates & locations:


Auditions/ Screenings will be on August 13, 2011 (Saturday). Only Selected Individuals will be notified on the audition times.

MOBOC Productions is casting for a Country Music Video for Recording Artist, Julie Gribble

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www.stacysheets.com

Aug 1, 2011

Workshop Information

Come join us Thursday, August 11, 7:30p - 9:30p at Charisma Studios for a FREE WORKSHOP led by our very special guest, Emmy Award Winning GregAlan Williams. Mr. Williams, 25 year veteran has appeared in over 200 TV Episodes, 32 films and counting. Some of his work: Necessary Roughness, Remember the Titans, Baywatch, The Preacher’s Kid. Check out his IMDb page to review more of his credits.



Don’t miss your opportunity to learn from the Only atlanta Based actor actively working in LA, NYc, and the Southeast



Space is Limited



Please email karli@thecharismastudios.com to reserve your spot. SUBJECT TITLE: Free Workshop Adults



Starting this September, only 15 selected actors will have the opportunity to take an intense Audition Mastery 8 week workshop with GregAlan Williams.



EMMY AWARD WINNING ACTOR – GREGALAN WILLIAMS AUDITION MASTERY WORKSHOP

GregAlan critiques his students using only one standard: “Does The Audience Believe?” This intensive 8 WEEK workshop will focus on Audition Mastery for film and television. Through proven technique actors will develop the advanced skills required to win roles in episodic television, feature film, and commercials. Actors will also gain knowledge and industry awareness required to build strong, successful, careers. Students will also be encouraged to network and market themselves at GET CONNECTED, Atlanta’s top Film/TV industry mixer with 2 FREE tickets included. (Limit 15)

* Pre-requisite: Audition

Thursdays | Sept 8 – Nov 10 | 7:30PM – Until We’re Done | ADULTS | $350

For those actors who are just starting out or need to get back to the basics of acting, Charisma Studios is also offering an adult basics class.



ACTING: BASIC FUNDAMENTALS - ADULTS

This 12 week course focuses on the fundamentals and the business side of acting. You’ll study rehearsal techniques for auditions, bookings, and learn how to apply them. You’ll also get your feet wet by beginning to explore the essentials of scene study, voice-over, character development, improvisation, cold reading, and marketing your skills for the camera. Your confidence will soar, as you watch your progress played back in class showing that you’re making acting happen. (Limit 16)

* Pre-requisite: Interview/Orientation

Mondays | September 12 – December 12 | 7:30PM–9:30PM | $275



CHARISMA STUDIOS | 585 Cobb Pkwy S | Suite C-1 | Marietta, GA 30060

karli@thecharismastudios.com | 770-546-2094

WWW.THECHARISMASTUDIOS.COM

Jul 25, 2011

Chez Group Workshop

We are announcing a slight change of plan for our upcoming workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry August 6th and 7th.

Shay asked that I encourage each of you to invite any of your talent who you feel might benefit from this weekend workshop event. It will be an excellent opportunity for her to get to meet with them personally.

After Shay's recent seminar with Alpha Tyler, in which participants were encouraged to ask any questions they may have regarding the casting process, we realized there was not enough time in the day to get to all of the answers.

With the weekend's format that we have structured for Mari Lyn Henry's visit to Atlanta August 6th and 7th, participants of the weekend workshop will have the opportunity to visit with Shay when she is not observing and participating with Mari Lyn. They are encouraged to ask any questions regarding the casting process that they may have, whether these questions relate to the actor individually, or are general in nature.

Because Shay will be holding this open forum discussion simultaneously with Mari Lyn Henry's HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR workshop, we are changing the workshop location so that the two rooms will be situated next door to one another. This move will facilitate everyone's being able to rotate more conveniently in small groups between the two sessions throughout the course of the weekend.

As a reminder, the workshop details, including the new address, are as follows.

The Chez Group is excited to announce a two-day workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry, who will be coming to Atlanta to join Shay, the weekend of August 6th and 7th.

Mari Lyn will conduct her highly acclaimed workshop, Getting Your Act Together!, based on her best selling book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, now in its fifth edition and more commonly referred to by actors and industry professionals as "The Bible of the Biz."

To read more of Mari Lyn's career highlights, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/mlhenry.html .

The weekend's agenda will include image enhancement, scene study, and audition technique...both on and off camera. Each participant will receive individual analysis from Mari Lyn regarding all aspects of presentation. A detailed schedule of events can be found on the training page of our website at http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html .

Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the weekend to answer more of your talent's questions about the casting process. We have found that there is a huge demand for time devoted specifically to questions and concerns regarding auditions...and nobody is better equipped and more qualified to address the subject than casting director, Shay Griffin.

While Mari Lyn works with your talent on creating their perfect image for an audition, Shay continues the process through a Q & A session that runs in conjunction over the course of this two-day workshop.

After spending the weekend with Shay and Mari Lyn, your talent will have the necessary tools it takes to be working actors.

To purchase a copy of Mari Lyn's book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, please follow this link to Amazon.com, http://www.amazon.com/How-Working-Actor-5th-Television/dp/0823088952/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1309226760&sr=1-1

Casting director Shay Griffin is quoted on pages 238-239 in the chapter devoted to regional markets, wherein Atlanta is designated as a "unique regional market" for the acting industry.

The minimum age requirement to attend this workshop is 15 years of age.

The hours of the workshop weekend will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM...all participants will attend both days...!

The new workshop location is the Residence Inn by Marriott Atlanta/Buckhead at 2960 Piedmont Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30305. The hotel's phone number is 404-239-0677. If anyone should need to book a guest room, a $99 rate per night has been extended to all of our Chez Group actors. Please be sure the room is booked through the front desk to receive this special rate.

The cost of this two-day workshop is $225.

There is a PayPal button on the training page of the website. To register, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html.

We look forward to seeing your talent soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Mary Ann


The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

Low-Budget Short Film Casting

ROONEY’S WORLD

Non-union short film.

Pay is $100 a day.



CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS

Dave - Male, early 30's, kid's show host, genuinely sweet-natured with a child-like wonder, boyishly handsome but nerdy, looks like he's never needed to shave, average height. Shoots for 5 days.



Jenny - Female, late 20's / early 30's, single mom, successful, confident, a sense of humor, put-together, smart but with a tendency towards making the wrong decisions about men - trying to change that now. Shoots for 4 days.



Emma - Female, 4-7 years old, imaginative and innocent, sweet, caring, friendly, outgoing. Shoots for 3 days.



SHOOT DATES (subject to change)

Friday, September 9

Saturday, September 10

Sunday, September 11

Friday, September 16

Saturday, September 17

Sunday, September 18



AUDITION DATES

Friday, August 5th from 1pm-5pm

Saturday August 6th, from 1pm-5pm



LOCATION

WonderRoot Community Arts Center

982 Memorial Dr.

Atlanta, GA 30316



If interested in auditioning for a role in ROONEY’S WORLD, please contact Terri Measel Adams at tmeasela@bellsouth.net.



Please attach an electronic headshot & resume if you have one.

Jul 22, 2011

John Homa Workshop Coming to Atlanta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXBPfevRuo0

Jul 20, 2011

Sports Documentary

CASTING BRAVES AND FALCONS FANS
for a SPORTS DOCUMENTARY

Are you a fan who lives for your team; you just can’t get
enough clothing and gear to show your support and would
go to every game if you could?

Do you schedule your life plans around your teams’ games
because you need to watch every pitch and down because
you are not satisfied to watch highlights or read a box
score?

We want friends and families of all ages who watch
games together, who have a great rapport…

WE WANT TO INTERVIEW YOU AND YOUR GROUP
- the more the merrier!
-
- IF being a FAN is a way of life,
please email us ASAP
danbellcast.atlantadocu@gmail.com

Attach a photo of yourself (one in fan gear if you can), your
phone number and tell us why you’re such a fan of the
Braves and/or Falcons

We’re casting groups in Atlanta on
July 24, 25, 26 & 27

If cast, there is pay for the shoot AND
we’ll give you free tickets to a game!



Check us out: www.danbellcasting.com

Jul 14, 2011

Richard Futch Workshop

Jul 13, 2011

Chez Group Workshop

The Chez Group is excited to announce a two-day workshop weekend with Shay Griffin and Mari Lyn Henry, who will be coming to Atlanta to join Shay, the weekend of August 6th and 7th.

Mari Lyn will conduct her highly acclaimed workshop, Getting Your Act Together!, based on her best selling book, HOW TO BE A WORKING ACTOR, now in its fifth edition and more commonly referred to by actors and industry professionals as "The Bible of the Biz."

Mari Lyn Henry, a partner at Henry Downey Talent Management LLC, has advised thousands of actors for more than forty years on how to have successful careers in film, television, and theater.

Upon leaving her position as Director of Casting, East Coast, for ABC, which she held for more than thirteen years, Mari Lyn launched an image and career consultation business. For many years she has taught workshops and given seminars on on-camera techniques, script analysis, marketing strategies, and impression management in cities and universities across the country, as well as in Toronto, Oxford, London, and Sydney.

To read more of Mari Lyn's career highlights, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/mlhenry.html .

The weekend's agenda will include image enhancement, scene study, and audition technique...both on and off camera. Each participant will receive individual analysis from Mari Lyn regarding all aspects of presentation.

Shay Griffin will also be on hand throughout the weekend to answer more questions about the casting process. We have found that there is a huge demand for time devoted specifically to questions and concerns regarding auditions...and nobody is better equipped and more qualified to address the subject than casting director, Shay Griffin.

While Mari Lyn works with your talent on creating their perfect individual image for an audition, Shay continues the process through a Q & A session that runs in conjunction over the course of this two-day workshop.

For further details on the weekend's itinerary, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html

The minimum age requirement to attend this workshop is 15 years of age.

The hours of the workshop weekend will be Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM...all participants will attend both days...!

The workshop location is the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta/N. Druid Hills located at 2061 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. The hotel's phone number is 404-321-4174. If you should need to book a guest room, an $89 rate per night has been extended to all of our Chez Group actors.

The cost of this two-day workshop is $225.

To register, please follow this link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Thank you for your continued support of the Chez Group workshop program....

Sincerely,
Mary Ann

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

Jul 6, 2011

Chez Group Workshop

Hi Agents,

The Chez Group is excited to announce an acting workshop with Stomp the Yard producer, Rob Hardy, who recently worked with Shay Griffin in Atlanta as director of Single Ladies. Rob has been a long-time continued supporter of Shay's mission to provide actors with top notch training by true working professionals within our industry...in order to keep building Atlanta's own talent pool.

Rob Hardy is a recent nominee of the HBO Director to Watch Award . He broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. Soon after, Black Enterprise Magazine listed him among the Top 40 Entertainers under 40 for the year 2008. Since recently wrapping production on Stomp the Yard: Homecoming for Sony Pictures, Hardy has returned to television with a directing stint on the CBS series Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker.
Rob's company Rainforest Films, was listed as one of the Top 25 Money Makers in Entertainment (2007) by Black Enterprise Magazine and has gone on to produce feature films including: This Christmas, Obsessed and Takers. Most recently Hardy has continued his network episodic directing with stints on The Vampire Diaries, Bones, 90210, Criminal Minds and NBC's Heroes (the webisodes). With several studio projects in development Hardy has also broken into reality television with his creating Sprite Step Off for MTV2. Additionally, Hardy completed studies at the New York Film Academy, and has begun directing commercial projects for clients, including: CNN, TBS (Turner Broadcasting), American Honda, Coca-Cola, Georgia Lottery and The National Cancer Institute. He serves on the Advisory Board for the International Feature Project (IFP) Film Lab series.

To read more of Rob's career highlights, please follow this link, http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362734/bio

Rob will be joining us for one day only, Tuesday, July 12th from 11 AM to 4 PM. This workshop is structured for actors ages 16 and up.

Rob will help guide your talent to their best audition in front of the camera from a director's perspective. He will discuss the opportunities for actors in both the Atlanta and LA markets, as he splits his time equally between both coasts. He will host a question and answer session to close the day.

Shay Griffin will be on hand throughout the day, as well.

The location of Rob's workshop is the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta/N. Druid Hills located at 2061 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329.

The cost of the workshop is $165 for the day, and space is limited. Here is the direct link to the training page of the website to register, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

We look forward to seeing your talent soon!

Sincerely,
Mary Ann

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

Jun 13, 2011

Open Call for Music Video

Natarsha Garcia and AGI Entertainment Presents

Open Casting Call for kid extras for Jillian O’s music video for her new song “Push Me.”

CONCEPT: The music video concept follows the transformation of a young girl into a star with a positive message against bullying. Both Male and Female Leads are still needed.

CASTING: Multicultural mix of males and females ages 12 - 15. Experience is not necessary. Ability to act or play a musical instrument a plus.

PRODUCTION DETAILS:
• DATE: June 17, 2011
• LOCATION: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church – 1775 Water Place SE, Atlanta, GA 30339
• CALL TIME: 9:00am (Please arrive a few minutes early in order to complete paperwork)
• WRAP TIME: 5:00pm
• WE ENCOURAGE ALL EXTRAS TO STAY THE ENTIRE DAY. HOWEVER, IF THEY CAN ONLY PARTICIPATE FOR A PORTION OF THE SHOOT DUE TO ANOTHER ACTIVITY, PLEASE INFORM US OF THE EXACT AVAILABILITY SO THAT WE CAN APPROVE AND PLAN FOR SHOOTING AND ROLES.
• WARDROBE: Wardrobe requirements will be sent upon confirmation.
• MEALS: Breakfast, lunch (deli sandwiches or pizza) and snacks will be provided throughout the day. Please inform us of any food allergies.
• Parents must be present to sign release forms but are encouraged to drop off and pick up.
• There will be a number of production assistants on set working with the extras and making sure they are having fun!
If interested, please submit head shot, resumé (if applicable), name and age, and contact name and number to cmagee@condraversyfilms.com as soon as possible but no later than Wednesday, June 16th at 2pm for call backs. Thanks!



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Condra Magee
Condraversy Films, LLC
P: 404.734.5232
F: 678.476.7884
cmagee@condraversyfilms.com
www.condraversyfilms.com

Jun 2, 2011

Workshop Opportunity!

Amy Jo Berman, Vice President of Casting for the most highly-regarded, award pay cable network is coming to Atlanta (She is BIG TIME).

If your clients are SERIOUS about their career then please have them register for one of Amy’s workshops – Saturday and Sunday - June 11th or 12th. This is a rare opportunity to get in front of one of HOLLYWOODS TOP CASTING DIRECTORS. The Network Amy works for is also currently casting and filming projects in the Southeast! These workshops are filling up but we do have some spaces left. YourAct will honor the $60 discounted fee for any of your clients.

Please view this personal message from Amy at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCi1GFRtcFk

Also, commercial casting director, Kris Redding will be at yourAct on Saturday June 18th. If your clients want to learn the ins and outs of auditioning for commercials and getting booked. The this is a workshop for them.

Kris’s workshop will cover: How to audition step by step, Audition and callback etiquette, Taped auditions with review & feedback from Kris, Instruction on improv and scripted scenes, Q&A with actors

For details, see our blog http://youractactingclasses.blogspot.com/2011/05/commercial-auditions-workshop-with.html.

Jun 1, 2011

Workshop Opportunity!


ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING & CHARACTER TECHNIQUE

Stretch outside your comfort zone in this intensive workshop with Ken Feinberg and Tim Donner as they guide you into developing strong characters for auditions in front of the Camera and in front of the Casting Director.

This on camera workshop focuses on understanding what it means to take on a character role and making it real for your performance, including tools and techniques that you can take away to make even stronger choices in the future.

June 4th:

9 am - 1 pm (TEENS)

2 pm - 6 pm (ADULTS)

June 5th:

9 am- 1 pm (ADULTS)

2-6 pm (KIDS/TWEENS)

Investment: $139

About the Instructors:

Tim Donner has worked as a Casting Director and Associate for over 12 years and is now the owner of Casting Direct in Atlanta. Tim's many years of experience working along side of a legendary Hollywood casting director combined with his passion for film & acting gives him an "insider's view" he will be sharing with you during this workshop. Tim currently puts many working actors in Atlanta on tape on a daily basis at Casting Direct. Tim's upbeat personality combined with insightful perspectives is sure to add another dimension to scene preparation.





Ken Feinberg is the Founder and CEO of Creative Studios of Atlanta . Ken casts commercials, film, TV and print. Ken mentors and coaches the highly selective CSA Film Academy Company in the 9 month acting conservatory. Ken has directed almost 30 short films 3 of which he debuted at the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. As an actor, Feinberg is known to millions of television viewers around the world for his role as the Chaos Demon in the richly acclaimed Buffy The Vampire Slayer . He also played impressive characters on other hit series including Alias, Charmed, STAR TREK’S Enterprise and the popular network series The District. For over 25 years Ken Feinberg has been directing, writing, producing, casting and acting in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta.



Don't Miss This Dynamic Workshop. Click on Register Below. Limited Seats Available.



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Workshop Opportunity!

“SHARPEN YOUR EDGE” –Master Intensive with Hollywood Acting Coach – JANICE KENT (www.janicekent.com) 6/11/11 – 9am-4pm. Fee: $180.00. A Unique Workshop Designed to Teach You How to Have the Edge over your Competition.
Overcome fears and blocks, Identify Your Type, Script Analysis and Character Breakdown, Eliminate Self-Sabotage, Learn Bold and Fearless Choices, Align Your Career Path With Your Life~
“JANICE KENT is a Great Coach! Don’t Miss An Opportunity to Train with Her!” Jeff Greenberg-CD- MODERN FAMILY
With over 30 years of experience as an Actor, Director and Coach, Janice has created her unique “Life Coaching” approach to help Actors better understand themselves, the Script and the Audition Process . Her honest, direct and heart-centered insights help Actors achieve their best work and BOOK!!
Contact: Creative Studios of Atlanta ~ 404-355-4588~or csaworkshops@gmail.com to Register!!!! Limited space available~

May 23, 2011

Chez Group Workshop

The Chez Group is excited to announce that Shay Griffin and Ric Reitz will conduct their two-part seminar, Putting Your Best Professional Foot Forward, Saturday, June 18th from 10 AM to 5:30 PM!

With an influx of talent coming to Atlanta from all over the country to take advantage of the amazing opportunities in film and television that are here, it is more important than ever that your clients be at the top of their game. We appreciate your ongoing support of our workshop series by getting the word out to those clients who you feel would benefit from our program.

Putting Your Best Professional Foot Forward, with Shay Griffin and Ric Reitz , is geared towards accomplishing the following for each actor who participates:

Shay Griffin will speak from a casting director's perspective as she guides you through the important process of how to best market yourself in this highly competitive industry.

Any slight edge you can gain over your competition could mean the difference between getting a callback or not. Shay will help you navigate the important steps necessary to master the "business of the business". Topics of discussion will range from headshots and resumes to how you walk into the audition room and conduct yourself like a professional actor...including the major do's and don'ts. The morning session with Shay will run from 10 AM to 1:30 PM.

Once Shay has helped you to get the role, the last thing you want to do is lose the job because you are unprepared or uninformed. Ric Reitz will lead the afternoon session from 2 PM to 5:30 PM and will be focusing on helping you keep the job! Topics of discussion will include set etiquette and sound stage techniques. We have all heard the saying that time is money...you do not want to cost the production company money because of your lack of knowledge or your inexperience on the set...and you could ultimately lose the job!

After spending this two-part day with Shay and Ric, you will be prepared to jumpstart your professional acting career.

The cost of this one day workshop is $135. For your convenience, there is a PayPal button on the training page of the website. Here is the link, http://www.chezgroup.com/training.html .

The workshop location is the Doubletree by Hilton Atlanta/N. Druid Hills located at 2061 N. Druid Hills Road, Atlanta, GA 30329. We will be meeting on the second floor in the Dogwood Room.

We hope to see you soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions.

Sincerely,
Mary Ann

The Chez Group
2221 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite D, Box 335
Atlanta, GA 30309
404-771-1361 (C)

May 20, 2011

Charity Event


May 19, 2011

Workshop Opportunity!

NTENSIVE WORKSHOP with CASTING DIRECTOR AMY JO BERMAN Vice President of Casting for the most highly-regarded, award-winning pay-cable network! COMING TO ATLANTA FOR THE FIRST TIME FROM LOS ANGELES!
Amy's no-nonsense, straightforward and inspiring approach is incredibly refreshing... For the past 13 years, Amy has overseen the casting for well over 100 films, mini-series and series and her casts have won countless Emmy & Golden Globe awards. Want the straight story about exactly what it takes to stand on stage and thank The Academy? Come meet and learn from Amy Jo Berman, VP of Casting for the most highly regarded award winning cable network. One weekend only...Exclusively at yourACT Acting Studios in affiliation with Acuity Entertainment Management



In this workshop you will learn:
How you can improve YOUR game and BOOK MORE JOBS. PERIOD. Get personal feedback about YOU.

How to maximize your effectiveness in an audition

How to connect with top people in the industry and have them asking you how they can help you

The top 10 Absolute NO-NO's that you MUST know about auditioning so you don't inadvertently sabotage your career

The 3 vital things that you MUST know to be remembered by the Casting Director (in a good way)

Q&A answering YOUR most important questions about how to succeed in the business

Have lunch with Amy. EXCLUSIVE BONUS
for the first 16 people to register. Be one of the first 16 people to register for any one of the Saturday or Sunday workshops and lunch is on us...and with us. ***Only for workshop attendees - Limited to 8 spaces on Saturday and 8 spaces on Sunday***
If you're an actor who is serious about your career, then this is an opportunity you do NOT want to miss! REGISTER TODAY! to receive the $60 discount and reserve your spot. PayPal fees may apply. Workshop fee $235 (includes $60 discount) ($295 if you register AFTER May 31st)
Or call 404-499-9996 with your credit card.


Open to 18 yrs and over. This is ONE workshop offered 4 times over the course of the weekend. Each workshop is limited to 25 participants – it is a very hands on intensive workshop WHEN: ____________________________SATURDAY JUNE 11, 2011 Workshop #1 - 9:00am - 12:45pm
Workshop #2 - 2:00pm - 5:45pm ____________________________SUNDAY JUNE 12, 2011 Workshop #3 - 9:00am - 12:45pm
Workshop #4 - 2:00pm - 5:45pm REGISTER TODAY! Call 404.499.9996 today or
visit www.youract.tv Register before May 31st to receive a $60 DISCOUNT ! Workshop fee $235
(includes $60 discount) ($295 if you register AFTER May 31st) Spaces are limited and these workshops will sell out. ____________________________ Full payment is required to reserve your spot. No Refunds
WHERE: yourACT Acting Studios 3041 N. Decatur Road Decatur, GA 30079 404-499-9996 click link below for directions
to yourACT Acting Studios www.youract.tv/directions.html



Take advantage of this EXCLUSIVE opportunity! For more information please contact yourACT Acting Studios at 404.499.9996 - www.youract.tv or AEM at 310.614.2372 - www.acuityem.com DISCLAIMER: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director teaching this workshop is not legally able to take your headshot,
resume, or any of your other promotional materials.

May 18, 2011

TAG CERTIFICATION

See below note- for more information email Peachtree Prompters Direct!

Hello Agents!,
 
First I would like to thank you for supporting TAG and providing such a great lineup of teleprompter talent for Atlantas market!
We are now up to 70 TAG Actors and today another high profile industrial company called me about TAG Actors!
Way to go!! Representing TAG Actors and encouraging your Actors to enhance their skills will increase our client pool and add Atlanta to the NY/LA maps. ;-)
 
We are sending out notice of Teleprompter Training Courses that are being offered exclusively via Peachtree Prompters.
The Peachtree prompters Studios attachment is an overall listing of all the summer courses.
 
Attached you will see: kids/teen ongoing teleprompter training and camps (watch out for the Game Show Camp the last week of July to be viewed by Producers, Directors and The Cartoon Network)
 
We also have Level One, Beginning and ongoing, Hosting for advanced Actors
"Teleprompter Talk" especially for News Anchors or radio personalities who want to soften into industrials and commericals or any Actor who wants to tone down or rid their market dialogue.
 
spanish teleprompting courses are coming in August and private lessons every Wednesday.
 
Please pass this along to the talent you would like the most to take advantage of these courses. These courses are all
taught by Level Three TAG Actors or Atlanta Directors with  the goal of increasing the Atlanta Actors teleprompting skills.
If you have had Actors who "almost" but did not qualify for TAG membership, you may want to encourage them to enhance their skills.
 
 

For all of your Actors, please direct them to:
peachtreeprompters@gmail.com
 
Thank You!!
Lauri Plesco Ross

May 12, 2011

Audition Intensive with Lisina Stoneburner

AUDITION INTENSIVE w/ LISINA STONEBURNER
Work out your audition skills with the Southeast’s most sought after audition coach and on-set coach.

Lisina Stoneburner will work with a very limited number of students in this four hour intensive. She is extremely honest, gives you practical skills you can apply right away for immediate results. Like her ongoing Master Class, her Boot Camps and her Weekend Master Classes, Lisina approaches all of her students with the idea that something can change in your process today that will immediately create positive results in your work. She is always straight forward as she asks you stand out on the ledge and take a leap. You can always count on her showing you how to move forward with a new sense of confidence in your abilities and more tools to help you do it.

Her students book work – Current Work, Lead Roles, Supporting Roles.
Lemonade Mouth, Footloose, Easy A, Aaron Stone, Cirque Du Freak, The Lion King on Broadway, A Raisin in the Sun, High School Musical 3, Army Wives, Meet the Browns, House of Payne, A Joyful Noise, The Soloist…
Her coaching on sets for films and television shows is widely respected.
Drop Dead Diva, Why Did I Get Married Too, The Better Man and she is the current on set coach for hit CW show The Vampire Diaries.

Lisina’s coaching works because it’s honest, practical and applicable. It works because her foundations are based in a truthful technique that actors can access through the use of a real skill set. She does not teach tricks. She teaches a real process.

Take the Audition Intensive and see why her students who learn full time with her always work in all mediums.
Take the Audition Intensive and be changed in one half day for the better in your career.

Sunday, July 10th 12:00-4:00
Adults 18 and up.
Any level, however it is taught for working actors and it is not recommended for first time actors. We recommend you have an agent and are actively auditioning already.
Maximum 15 Students
$150.00
email thecompany@mindspring.com or call 404-607-1626 to enroll

Sunday, July 17th 12:00-4:00
Teens 12-17
Any level, however it is taught for working actors and it is not recommended for first time actors. We recommend you have an agent and are actively auditioning already.
Maximum 15 Students
$150.00
email thecompany@mindspring.com or call 404-607-1626 to enroll

May 6, 2011

Workshop Opportunity!

Crystal Carson/ www.crystalcarson.com
Television/Film Audition Technique Workshop

May 26: Workshop "How are LA Castings different from ours and how can I get bigger roles?
Price: $78 (Register for both classes, pay only $55)
Thurs (5-8pm): If you want to compete with LA actors you've got to know the rules. Learn the proper way to break down a script and the best way to approach an audition, the truth about memorizing lines, when & how to use props or pantomime, where to look for your eye-line, how to find your character's objective, the secret to a great slate, and much more!
May 27-29th: Memorial Day Weekend 3-Day Workshop
Price: $360 (Register by May 8th, pay only $310) – (Limited to 14 actors)
Friday (5-10pm), Sat/Sun (10am-5pm): Working in an intense and intimate setting, Crystal’s "Auditioning By Heart" method merges technique with instinct - empowering actors to live & communicate rather than memorize & perform. The actors are taped/critiqued daily.

To Register: campbal@charter.net .

Workshop Info

SIGN UP NOW!!!

John D'Aquino is coming to Atlanta to teach his "How to Make Funny" workshop being hosted by Creative Studios.  J Pervis Talent are receiving a discount which you will see when registering - to $185.  It’s a 4 1/2 workshop with John and a maximum of 18 students. 
 
Link to Workshop Website and On-line Registration (24/7)
http://conta.cc/MakeFunny1May21
 

May 5, 2011

Rob Mellow Classes

Rob Mello is in town and offering his coaching services. In addition to being the former VP of Development for Hazy Mills Productions in Los Angeles ("Hot In Cleveland" “GRIM”) he is a respected acting coach and teacher. Some of his folks have gone on to be nominated and have won Golden Globes, Tonys and Emmys!  He is currently accepting new coaching clients for $75 an hour.

Several of my clients have been working with him and the feedback has been GREAT... and they have been booking!!

He also continues to work with his out of town clients via Skype.

Check out his website at http://www.therobertmellostudio.com or call him at 818 802 1872.

He will also be starting his classes soon, so please contact Rob directly to learn more about his classes.

May 4, 2011

Free Q & A with Casting Director Don Slaton

A FREE Q & A WITH CASTING DIRECTOR, DON SLATON
At the Alliance Theatre Acting Program in the Woodruff Arts Center

Join Don Slaton for a FREE Q & A on Monday, May 16 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Don’t miss your opportunity to talk to one of Atlanta’s premier casting directors!

Don has worked as a Talent Agent with William Schuller, N.Y. and teacher with Weist Barron, N.Y. and Atlanta. As a Casting Director, Don has cast over 1,000 commercials, live Industrial shows and a short lived TV series “Six Pack” as well as several drama music videos for Life Care. Additional casting on a feature film “The Cave”. Assisted casting on several major theatrical films, TV pilots, and TV movies.

Reserve your spot on-line

Who: For adults, teens, and pre-teen grades 3-5 who are good at memorization.

Space: Education office on the 3rd floor.

Professional Actors Studio Special

We just wanted to let you know that Nick Conti's Professional Actor's Studio is offering a special for actors: Sign up for 2 months of classes and get 30% of the 3rd month! This is a special we're offering for J Pervis Talent! Interested actors can also audit a class for free. Please call 404-943-1873 for more information.

Apr 25, 2011

VO Workshop INFO

Mike Ray Studios will help bring out the best in you! Mike Ray is a working actor and voice-over artist who voices commercials nationally and internationally, for such companies as IBM, BMW, Victory Motorcycles, Nationwide Insurance, Publix Grocery Store, Infinity Insurance, The State of Maryland, Glory foods and many more. Mikes on screen credits span more than 20 years and include a 5 year stint in comedy clubs across the country. Learn what it takes to be successful in the voice-over industry at a reasonable price. Join Mike on Saturday, April 30th from 11:30-4pm, at his studio in Stone Mountain, GA. This fun, informative, and empowering workshop will teach you what you need to know about the voice-over industry.
If you think you have a great voice, if you’ve ever wanted to be the voice everyone hears on TV and radio commercials, or documentary and audio book narrations, this is your chance to move toward an exciting new adventure called voice-over. Don’t let anyone keep you away from obtaining your goals. Let Mike Ray give you the experience of a life time as he guides you through what it takes to make your dream a reality.
The workshop will cover many different types of voice-overs and what it takes to get started as a voice actor. You will be coached, evaluated, and have an opportunity to step inside the recording booth and record. Be ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired by comedian turned Actor and Voice Artist, Mike Ray.

We will explore the following:
-Voice-Over Techniques
-The All Important Demo
-Should You Join the Union?
-Home Recording Studios
-Different Types of Voice-Over Work
-Marketing
-Capturing Your Audience
-Analyzing a Script
-Methods for Effective Delivery
-Audition Etiquette
-Accents In Voice-Over
-Microphone Techniques
-Getting Ready For The Gig
And Much More...
Click this link to register, we will also except cash on the day of the workshop http://fs20.formsite.com/powertalk/form819448690/index.html
Visit our website http://www.mikeraystudios.com/html/actors-corner.html

When...April 30 11:30am - 4pm
Where...Mike Ray Studios in Stone Mountain
Cost..... $75 payment options: VISA, AMEX, MC
Mike Ray Studios LLC
Email us at: theactorscorner@mikeraystudios.com for directions and more info.
Atlanta (678) 360-8845

Apr 20, 2011

Open Casting Call for AGES 10- 17

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We are shooting a PSA promoting Cartoon Network's fitness initiative, "Move It Movement". This spot features the 2011 Tour which is a traveling show featuring interactive games including basketball, soccer, bmx, skateboarding and more.

We will be "re-creating" the tour in a location near downtown Atlanta on Friday April 29th and Saturday April 30th. The location will be determined this week.

We are looking for kids and parents to be extras in the promotion-- that is, the people playing the games and generally interacting with the activities.

There are three time blocks that we are looking to fill. You may choose to be at all 3 or just 1. Please be specific with your reply.

Friday, April 29th- 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 30th - 9:00 - 1:00
Saturday, April 30th- 2:00 - 6:00
(times may shift slightly closer to date)

This is an unpaid job, but one that will be fun to be a part of. If you are interested, please email Beth Marshall(beth@spitfirestudios.com ). Include the time you are interested in, names and ages of all people, and please fill out and attach a labor contract for any children under the age of 18 (attached).

Thanks so much!

Apr 5, 2011

Casting Call for FSU Student Film

Casting Call: Searching for a 15-17 yr old, to play 16, Caucasian girl who is average/overweight (not skinny), can dance (like at a school dance) and a reliable/experienced actor. This is for an MFA FSU thesis film that shoots in Tallahassee, FL April 12-19. No pay, but All expenses paid. Excellent for your Reel. Shoots on RED Cameras. Please email the director, Adam Isaacs at gatorisaacs@gmail.com ASAP with head shot/body shot and resume. Thanks!

Mar 31, 2011

Big Brother Open Call

open casting call in Atlanta for the TV show "Big Brother".

There is no cost to audition. MUST BE at least 21 years of age.

Here are the open call details:

Saturday, April 9th 11am-3pm
Hard Rock Cafe
215 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Eligibility requirements and applications are available at:
http://www.cbs.com/bigbrother


WE HAVE NO OTHER INFORMATION ON THIS OPEN CALL.

Mar 22, 2011

IMMEDIATE CALL TO ACTION!!!!!

Immediate Action Requested


GEORGIA ADVOCACY RECOMMENDATION
We urge all the members of the Georgia entertainment production community to contact their local elected State Representatives and Senators immediately by phone and urge their support for continuation of the Production Tax Credit program at its current level. It would be helpful if you call and relay your personal stories and impact of the entertainment industry on your particular business. It is particularly important for constituents of Majority Leader Larry O'Neal to contact him (district 146, Warner Robins area) and Representative Robert Channell, Joint Committee Chairman ( from district 116 , the Greensboro area). Please share this email with your local entertainment stakeholders and urge their participation.

Please also note the Governor's discussion in the news about this program in the link below.
http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/local_news/Ga.-Counties-to-Receive-Camera-Ready-Designation-20110321-am-sd

Legislator’s phone numbers are available on the state’s website, to assist you in contacting your legislator
http://www.votesmart.org/official_state.php?state_id=GA&dist=&go2.x=5&go2.y=8

The calls should include but are not limited to the following points:

On behalf of ________ I urge your opposition to any legislation, which would sunset or reduce the state’s vibrant production tax credit program.

(Include personal stories here) My business____was created in ___ and expanded___ over the past ____. We have hired_____and expect to ___ If the production tax credit program continues. If the program is eliminated or reduced, the competition productions companies are cost minded and they will be forced to locate elsewhere and we will have to reconsider whether we will be able to make additional investment and job expansion in the state….))))

The film and television industry provides a critical stimulus for the Georgia economy. Tax Credits are an essential component to attract production jobs and permanent infrastructure.

ilm and television production locating to the state because of the film tax credit has added over $800M annually to the State Gross Product. It supports more than 11,000 full-time equivalent jobs. This number has increased five-fold since 2005.

In FY10, economic impact in Georgia from these productions conservatively amounted to more than $1.4 billion. In FY07, economic impact amounted to just over $240 million.

The Production tax credit program creates both production and non-production related jobs including marketing, construction, hotels and tourism.

A recent Georgia economic impact report* illustrated this industry’s significant contribution to the Georgia economy and the production tax credit program more than pays for itself. The report does not even quantify the additional benefits to the state in terms of tourism generated. Additionally, the promotional value of the Georgia logo in each Georgia production was never quantified in the study but this added value to the state would significantly increase any quantified return to the state. Since 2005 the film induced tourism spending has been conservatively estimated in excess of $400 million.

*Meyers Norris Penny Report for the MPAA February, 2011 “Economic Contributions of the Georgia Film and Television Industry”