Archive for January, 2013
Congratulations to Alyssa Gonzales for booking her first job recurring role on “Kids on the Porch” pilot!!!
Also congratulations to her dog Yoda who’s in a Super Bowl finalist commercial. Yoda \”Road Chip\”
Saturday February 23rd 2013
11:30 am -1:00 pm
Industry day if for young actors ages 8 to Legal 18. Three industry members, Casting Directors, Agents and Managers, are invited to attend a class in which the kids perform a scene and a commercial or monologue. Past Industry members include Bobby Ball agency, CESD, Abrams Artists, Buchwald Talent Agency, Stein Management, Ronna Kress Casting, Krisha Bullock, Stuart Stone Casting, among others.
The intention of the day is for the kids to practice auditioning and speaking with Industry professionals. The goals are that they learn how they can improve their audition skills and to practice talking with industry members. Industry Members are asked to give direct feedback and suggestions on what they need to do to go to the next level.
Any class in which an Industry Professional such as, Casting Director, Manager, Agent, Producer, Director, has been invited for educational purposes only and by no means is it an audition for work. This is not a job interview. The presence of industry members is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. The intent of the class is solely educational. Industry members will not take home any headshot and resume, nor any promotional materials.
Cybelle Kaehler, 12 years old, sang the national anthem for President Obama’s campaign rally!
Jay Dadwal – Dorritos Superbowl Eating commercial
Dianne Zankich – booked 3 films: “Two Bros”(USC film), “Summer’s Nightmare” (NYFA), “Broken Motorcycle”
Bella Ware – Disney Jr promo for “Sofia the First”
Congratulations to Gabby Espinoza for booking “Scream for Bieber” on The Lady in Pink web series.
SUNDAY February 24th, 2013 12-2pm
An Afternoon With The Coaches
A panel seminar at Oakwood
Terrance Hines Patrick Malone Patrick Day Bruce Ducat
Lori Lively Tracy Martin Loren E. Chadima David Gray
Moderated by AFI Writer and Director Chris Babers, winner of the New York and New Jersey film festivals for his film “Keyes”.
Question and answer Topics will include:
- comedy has changed over the last ten years –coaching for Modern Family is totally different from an episode of Shake It Up.
- get connected emotionally and the use of imagination versus personal experience as a tool
- the difference in pace from a comedy to a drama
- dressing for the role
- the importance of improvisation in your training and coaching
- how to handle being taped
- the importance of making strong choices
- the important of listening, and being authentic
- proper emotional preparation
- the use of images, animals and insects
- connecting to the piece
- how to develop a rich inner life
- the realization that acting is a calling and as a result you need to be braver than you have ever been in your life every time you audition.