Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Screening: HOME AT LAST "Episode #1"

New Webseries to share! "Home at Last" is about a homeless man that moves in with his long lost son. Stars LIRA KELLERMAN (You may know her outstanding blog The Struggling Actress). Enjoy!



Created by
Matt Giegerich
Chelsea Mize

Starring
William Russ
Mike Bash
Lira Kellerman
Eric Rubin

Directed and Edited by
Stephen Sprinkles

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Seminars by Breakdown Services in New York!

ATTENTION NEW YORK ACTORS!!

BREAKDOWN SERVICES presents Insider Info for the Working Actor

Two seminars in one session, giving you an inside view of how to get more bookings.

The Casting Process and Marketing Yourself in Today’s Industry

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Morning Session: 10:00am to 1:15pm
Marketing Yourself presented by Gary Marsh (Breakdown Services) & Blair Hickey (CastingAbout.com)

The Casting Process panelists incude Justin Huff (Telsey + Company), Allison Estrin (Barden/Schnee Casting), Diane Riley (Harden Curtis Associates), Christopher Freer (CMF Talent Inc.)

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm to 5:15pm
Marketing Yourself presented by Gary Marsh (Breakdown Services) & Blair Hickey (CastingAbout.com)

The Casting Process panelists incude Justin Huff (Telsey + Company), Jessica Daniels (NBC Casting), Diane Riley (Harden Curtis Associates), Christopher Freer (CMF Talent Inc.)

Mary MacArthur Theatre at AADA
120 Madison Ave. (between 30th and 31st Streets, NYC
$20.00 per session
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS*

To register for a session go to www.breakdownservices.com/store/seminar.html.

Marketing Yourself in Today’s Industry – This rare, behind-the-scenes look at the casting process sheds light on what it takes to get noticed, communicate most effectively with CDs and build real long-term working relationships necessary to sustain the acting career.

The Casting Process – This panel, consisting of two casting directors and two agents, will focus on broadening your understanding of the casting process, the agent’s contribution and how to use this information to your advantage.

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ENTERED TO WIN THE FOLLOWING:

A CASTING DIRECTOR SIT-DOWN – 4 people at each session will spend 5 minutes with one of the casting directors. It will take place immediately after The Casting Process session.

AGENT ECO-CASTS - 10 actors looking for representation will be filmed doing a monologue which will then be sent to agents to view through Breakdown Services’ Eco Cast system. (Filming will be scheduled and then taped at Breakdown Services in New York.)

A ONE YEAR CASTING ABOUT SUBSCRIPTION – Winning actors will be able to utilize the newest tool in the marketing process for a full year.

*For more information on Broadway Cares go to www.broadwaycares.org

For questions please email Jenna Pass at jennap@breakdownservices.com or call her at 310-276-9166, ext. 413.

Monday, October 17, 2011

GOOD JOB, THANKS! - Ep 6 - "It's Just Theater Sweetie"

The latest episode of Ryan Glasgow's GOOD JOB, THANKS!. Guest star appearances by Kirsten Vangsness from "Criminal Minds" on CBS and Joy Osmanski from "Allen Gregory" on FOX.

obSETHed - Episode #5 "Heart & Soul"

What NOT to do when meeting a Casting Director.

Guest Starring casting director Krisha Bullock, CSA
(Nickelodeon's "iCARLY & "VICTORIOUS")




Read more about Krisha Bullock and iCARLY and VICTORIOUS: CLICK HERE

Friday, October 14, 2011

Casting Q&A: iCARLY & VicTORIous (Nickelodeon) - Krisha Bullock, CSA

We've got another great Casting Director Q&A. Krisha Bullock, CSA has taken time out of her VERY busy schedule and provided insight into the casting process. Krisha is currently casting Nickelodeon megahits iCARLY and VicTORIous.




VicTORIous & iCARLY:
Created by Dan Schneider

iCarly Stars: Miranda Cosgrove
VicTORIous Stars: Victoria Justice
Casting By: Krisha Bullock, CSA



How many headshots do you see in a given week?

Krisha Bullock: Since everything is electronic now a days, we see thousands of headshots a week.

Casting Directors work long hours. What is a typical work week for you?

Krisha Bullock: It varies from week to week. We get last minute scripts over the weekend, so the first half of the week is long and busy. We have sessions, bookings and paperwork, as well as prepping for the next week's episode. Yes, C.D.'s work long hours.

Can you give us a brief overview of how the casting process goes, for a given episode of something like "iCarly"?

Krisha Bullock: We put out a breakdown; sort through thousands of submissions; schedule sessions (of around 20 actors per role;) put all auditions on tape for Producers; cast off tape and call and book talent. Then our office is in charge of first calls, (call times, etc.) making cast lists and contracts for all our talent.

Being "discovered" is a buzz word many actors use. In your experience, is discovery something that happens on first sight/read, or is it more of a process of getting to know an actor through perhaps multiple auditions and ultimately matching them to a particular role?

Krisha Bullock: Exactly, the latter. Perfectly put. Discovery is a process, sometimes you can get an immediate feeling about someone new, but it still takes time to find the right role/project for them.

Is it harder to cast child actors than it is to cast adult actors?

Krisha Bullock: Not really. As long as the Actors receive proper training and have good representation, it is the same for us.

As "iCarly" and "Victorious" get more popular is it harder or easier to cast the shows?

Krisha Bullock: Easier, Actor's come in with a knowledge of the tone of the show and representatives submit clients with more credits, given the amount of exposure they'll aquire being on one of our shows.

What sort of research should actors do before coming in to read for a role with you?

Krisha Bullock: Watch our show. Understand multi-camera versus single-camera. It's not so much the research as it is the preparation. Understand the material and be fully prepared.

Is there a mistake that you see Actors make time and time again that is easy to fix and/or avoid?

Krisha Bullock: Being unprepared, not taking enough time with the material and not understanding the multi-camera enegery and volume requirements. It all goes back to research. Not being prepared = throwing away your audition. We are very forgiving of many other mistakes. However, unpreparedness is inexcusable and a waste of everyone's time.

Watch iCARLY and VicTORIous:

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Talent Managers Association 2011 HELLER AWARDS

On October 11, 2011 the Talent Managers Association will host its 10th annual TMA Heller Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Universal Hotel, Starlight Ballroom, Universal City, California. Over three hundred entertainment industry professionals will be enjoying this evening of celebration.

Talent Managers Association is a non-profit organization. Each year hundreds of Agents, Casting Directors and Talent Managers meet to network with and acknowledge those who have excelled in their respective areas of involvement within the entertainment industry. The TMA Heller Awards are voted on by the membership of the TMA and are awarded in the areas of: Television Casting Director of the Year, Film Casting Director of the Year, Youth and Adult Theatrical Agent of the Year, Youth and Adult Commercial Agent of the Year, Associate Casting Director of the Year, and Talent Manager of the Year.

RESERVATIONS: http://www.talentmanagers.org/TMA2011_reservation.php
Reservations close at midnight October 7th.
Note: This event is NOT for talent. Tickets are only for managers, agents and casting directors.

2011 TMA Heller Awards Nominees

Adult Theatrical Agent: Mike Baldridge (Momentum Literary and Talent Agency), Brianna Barcus (Clear Talent Group), Robert Haas (Innovative Artists), Jay Schachter (Mavrick Artist Agency), Denny Sevier (House of Representatives)

Youth Theatrical Agent: Meredith Fine (Coast to Coast), Jackie Lewis (LB Talent), Cindy Osbrink (Osbrink Agency), Emily Urbani (Osbrink Agency)

Adult Commercial Agent: Neil Kreppel (Commercial Talent Agency), Hugh Leon (Coast to Coast Agency), Nancy Luciano (LB Talent Agency), Angela Strange (Osbrink Agency), David Ziff (CESD)

Youth Commercial Agent: Jeremy Apody (Abrams Artists Agency), Brad Diffley (Mavrick Artist Agency), Jackie Lewis (LB Talent Agency), Dawn Osbrink (Osbrink Agency), Carol Lynn Sher (CESD), Philip Marcus (Clear Talent Group)

Film Casting Director: Deborah Aquila, Tricia Wood (Aquila/Wood Casting), Patrick Baca (Patrick Baca Casting)
Randi Hiller (Randi Hiller Casting), Allison Jones (Allison Jones Casting), Mary Vernieu (Betty Mae Casting)

Television Casting Director: Megan Branman, Dylann Brander (Branman and Brander Casting), Scott David (Scott David Casting), John Levey (John Levey Casting), Wendy O'Brien (Wendy O'Brien Casting), Marisa Ross, Alyson Silverberg (Ross/Silverberg Casting)

Commercial Casting Director: Joe Blake (Joe Blake Casting), Craig Colvin (Craig Colvin Casting), Ross Lacy (Ross Lacy Casting), Francene Selkirk (Francene Selkirk Casting), Sheila Manning (Sheila Manning Casting)

Associate Casting Director: Lyndsey Baldasare (David Rapaport Casting), Arlie Day (Bacharach/O'Neill Casting)
Gina Gallego (Randi Hiller Casting), Sherie Hernandez (Greenstein/Daniel Casting), Jenny Treadwell (Krisha Bullock Casting)

TMA Manager of the Year, awarded to: Paul Trusik, Trusik Talent Management, Inc.

TMA HELLER AWARDS VIDEO ANNOUNCEMENT: http://www.talentmanagers.org/TMA2011_2011awards.php

TMA HELLER AWARDS HISTORY:
http://www.talentmanagers.org/2010hellerawards

- Talent Managers Association - 1328 12th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90401 - 818.487.5556 - talentmanagers.org

Monday, October 10, 2011

Screening: obSETHed: PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Episode #4 of the very clever webseries "obSETHed" which shows you what NOT to do as an actor. This one guest stars Casting Director Jason Wood. Enjoy!

Monday, October 3, 2011

New Episode: EVERYTHING'S COMING UP RO'SES

Catch the latest Episode right here!

Episode #7 - "Daze Of Wine And Ro'ses"