Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Booking: REED BETWEEN THE LINES - Houghton Talent, Inc.

Nico Ward
Booked: Reed Between The Lines Episode "Let's Talk About Performance"
Role: Ariel
Represented By: Houghton Talent, Inc.
Casting Director: Shay Bentley-Griffin

Booking: HOMELAND - Houghton Talent, Inc.

Gabe Begneaud
Booked: Homeland Episode #109
Role: Young Man
Represented By: Houghton Talent, Inc.
Casting Director: Craig Fincannon

Booking: THE GAME - Houghton Talent, Inc.

Ray D'Alessio
Booked: The Game
Role: Reporter
Represented By: Houghton Talent, Inc.
Casting Director: Alpha Tyler

Booking: THE GAME - Houghton Talent, Inc.

Richard Herren
Booked: The Game (BET)
Role: Older Man
Represented By: Houghton Talent, Inc.
Casting Director: Alpha Tyler

Booking: COMMON LAW - Sharon Ward (Louisiana Ward Agency)

Renell Gibbs
Booked: Common Law (New USA Series)
Role: Hooded Guy
Represented By: Sharon Ward (Louisiana Ward Agency)
Casting Director: Meagan Lewis

Booking: THE GOATS - Sharon Ward (Louisiana Ward Agency)

Judd Lormand
Booked: The Goats (Feature Film)
Role: Mr. Hendricks
Represented By: Sharon Ward (Louisiana Ward Agency)
Casting Director: Mark Fincannon
Additional Notes: www.juddlormand.com

Booking: THE LEAGUE - Darin Watkins/Gen Kiyooka











NANAMI IWASAKI
Booked: The League
Role: Japanese Punk Band Grils
Represented By: Darin Watkins/Gen Kiyooka
Casting Director: Jeanne McCarthy / Nicole Abellera
Additional Notes: Nana describes herself as a "Japanese Margaret Cho" type. In addition to her comedic work, she plays drums in a local band.

Booking: FREE AGENTS - Vandiver Management

Jared Asato
Booked: FREE AGENTS Episode #106, "The Kids Are Probably Alright"
Role: Photographer
Represented By: Vandiver Management
Casting Director: Greenstein / Daniel

Booking: - Stoker - Talent Trek Agency









David Alford
Booked: Stoker
Role: Reverend
Represented By: Talent Trek Agency
Casting Director: Jo Doster
Additional Notes: This project was booked through Eco-Cast. You can view our web site at www.talenttrek.com

Booking: - The Goats - The Lisa Lax Agency










Deidra Shores
Booked: The Goats
Role: Lydia
Represented By: The Lisa Lax Agency
Casting Director: Mark Fincannon
Additional Notes: Deidra is also a famous Kid Talk show reporter! She was recently on The Today Show!

Booking: STOKER - Talent Trek Agency









Peg Allen
Booked: Stoker (Fox Searchlight)
Role: Housekeeper
Represented By: Talent Trek Agency
Casting Director: Jo Doster
Additional Notes: This project was booked though Eco-Cast. You can see our web site at www.talenttrek.com

Booking: ARMY WIVES - Talent Trek Agency









David Carter
Booked: Army Wives
Role: Watch Officer Lister
Represented By: Talent Trek Agency
Casting Director: Richard Futch
Additional Notes: You can see our web site at www.talenttrek.com

Booking: ARTHUR NEWMAN, GOLF PRO - Talent Trek Agency









Bennon Olsen
Booked: Arthur Newman, Golf Pro (Colin Firth & Emily Blunt attached)
Role: Diving Kid
Represented By: Talent Trek Agency
Casting Director: Jackie Burch
Additional Notes: This project was booked through Eco-Cast. You can view our web site at www.talenttrek.com

Booking: ARTHUR NEWMAN, GOLF PRO - Talent Trek Agency









Jason Benjamin
Booked: Arthur Newman, Golf Pro (Stars Colin Firth & Emily Blunt)
Role: Cop
Represented By: Talent Trek Agency
Casting Director: Jackie Burch
Additional Notes: This project was booked through Eco-Cast. You can find our website at www.talenttrek.com

Booking: - Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3 - Schiowitz Connor Ankrum Wolf, Inc.









Stephon Fuller
Booked: Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3
Role: Gala Waiter
Represented By: Schiowitz Connor Ankrum Wolf, Inc.
Casting Director: Kate Caldwell

Booking: AWAKE - Ad Astra Mgmt







Brett London
Booked: AWAKE Episode 103, "Gemini"
Role: Driver Number One
Represented By: Ad Astra Mgmt
Casting Director: Cami Patton Casting

Booking: GREY'S ANATOMY - O'Neil Talent Agency / Ad Astra Mgmt.







Peggy Dunne
Booked: Grey's Anatomy Episode 807
Role: Louise
Represented By: O'Neil Talent Agency / Ad Astra Mgmt.
Casting Director: Lowy/Brace

Booking: ENDER'S GAME - A+ Actors of Texas, Llc.

LAUREN AALUND
Booked: ENDER'S GAME (Feature Film)
Role: Kid
Repped By: A+ Actors of Texas, Llc.
Casting Director: John Papsidera

Success Story: LAUREN LAKIS

Lauren Lakis is a Baltimore native who has spent time living in both Prague and Tokyo. Feature film credits include Lovely Molly (official selection Toronto Int. Film Festival 2011), The Blinds, China White, & most recently, Rows. She is a member of AEA and has extensive theatre training & credits as well, with her most recent stage role as Anne Frank in the nationally performed 2-person show, Anne & Emmett. 

More info is available at www.laurenlakis.com.

Breakdown: How long have you been on Actors Access and how did you find out about the service?

Lauren: I've been on Actors Access since I moved here in January of this year. I found out about the service while researching Los Angeles and the different casting services that are used.

Breakdown: Can you tell us about Ham Sandwich and your experience working on the film?

Lauren: Ham Sandwich is a short film directed by David Green; it was featured on Atom.com and I heard it was going to air on Comedy Central (though I'm not sure if that has happened yet!). It's about a down-and-out office worker who buys a seemingly ordinary sandwich during his lunch break...with each bite, the sandwich takes him back further and further in time...eventually he finds himself in the 1920s, where he meets me - the flapper!

For me, it was a 1 day shoot, and it was so much fun! We shot in an old abandoned Hollywood club, and the decor was straight out of the 1920s. I don't think they had to change much about the place to get it to match the period! The cast & crew were all fun & professional, and I was sad that I only had one day with everyone.

Breakdown: How did you get the part for Ham Sandwich?

Lauren: I submitted an Eco-Cast to the breakdown. I noticed that Bonnie Gillespie was casting it - I was very familiar with her column "The Actors Voice" and had a lot of appreciation for her already. I made an audition video with my macbook, and heard back from Bonnie within the week to tell me that I had booked it! It was certainly a great welcome to Los Angeles.

Breakdown: What are your favorite Actors Access features?

Lauren: I like how easy it is to customize the breakdown search to my specific type; it saves a lot of time.

Breakdown: Do you have any other projects in the works?

Lauren: I am actually typing this from set right now; I'm shooting an international spot for Nokia this weekend!

Breakdown: What advice would you give to your fellow actors?

Lauren: Stay positive, don't take anything personally, be prepared to work hard and relentlessly, and don't ever give up because you never know when great things will pop around the corner...it's also really important not to make acting EVERYTHING...have other things in your life that make you happy & fulfilled.

Breakdown: How long have you been acting and what made you go into the field?

Lauren: I've been performing my whole life, but made the conscious decision to pursue it 100% about 2 years ago. It's been a natural progression for me; I started performing as a child and was very involved in theatre while in school. I have been involved in the arts my whole life: I was pursuing photography for a while, have been heavily into music & guitar & actually planned on becoming a rockstar!, have traveled & lived abroad in Europe & Japan, and have worked with Special Needs kids. Basically, I've been interested in loads of fields, and love having the opportunity to explore what it's like to be all types of people via my acting. I am obsessed with what this whole "being human" thing is all about...and acting is the perfect way to express the meaning that different people give to their own lives.

GOOD JOB, THANKS! - Ep 5 "Workshop Nightmare"

New installment in Ryan Glasgow's GREAT series. GOOD JOB, THANKS! - Ep 5 "Workshop Nightmare"