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 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, .

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.

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 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

Take advantage of this EXCLUSIVE opportunity! For more information please contact yourACT Acting Studios at 404.499.9996 - or AEM at 310.614.2372 - 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


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:
Thank You!!
Lauri Plesco Ross

May 12, 2011

Audition Intensive with 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
email 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
email or call 404-607-1626 to enroll

May 6, 2011

Workshop Opportunity!

Crystal Carson/
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: .

Workshop Info


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)

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 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

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.