Friday, August 24, 2012

Booking: Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts - Vesta Talent Agency

Kiff VandenHeuvel
Booked: Robin Banks and the Bank Roberts
Role: Security Guard
Represented By: Vesta Talent Agency
Casting Director: ALEXIS KOCZARA of KOCZARA/SHEVCHENKO
Additional Notes: Man on Fire! Kiff just landed this hilarious role in Warner Bros. production of Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen's new web series, with a veritable who's who of comedy. Kiff just shot the drama BEHIND THE CANDELABRA opposite Matt Damon and, comedy NICK CANNON'S INCREDIBLE CREW.

Booking: ABC Talent Showcase - Vesta Talent Agency

Ajarae Coleman
Booked: ABC Talent Showcase
Role: Various
Represented By: Vesta Talent Agency
Casting Director: KIKI RUUD
Additional Notes: The brilliant and talented Ajarae endured a grueling (but fun) 3 day audition that really tested everyone's mettle to land this multi-part show. Ajarae has recently been seen on SCANDAL and PRIVATE PRACTICE playing seductively opposite Benjamin Bratt, but gets to let her comedy chops loose for this show! Aja is a Harvard University graduate, cum laude in biological anthropology! Brains and Beauty.

Booking: TD Ameritrade - Vesta Talent Agency

Bryan McKinley
Booked: TD Ameritrade
Role: Sous chef / waiter
Represented By: Vesta Talent Agency
Casting Director: JOE BLAKE
Additional Notes: Bryan, an accomplished actor and chef, has been cast as a principle in this commercial and will have a surprise for everyone in another TD Ameritrade. Very creative spots. Very creative team and actor.

Booking: Days of Our Lives - Adam Park/The Park Noack Agency

Judilin Bosita
Booked: "Days of Our Lives"/Episode #11981
Role: NURSE CARLA
Represented By: Adam Park/The Park Noack Agency
Casting Director: Marnie Saitta
Additional Notes: With this booking, Judilin reprises the role of NURSE CARLA she originated in a three episode arc she shot last month.




Booking: Rite Aid - 3GManagement and The Culbertson Group






Bahni Turpin
Booked: Rite Aid
Role: yoga student
Represented By: 3GManagement and The Culbertson Group
Casting Director: Spot casting
Additional Notes: A very strong actress with with over 20 Guest Star roles. Awesome depth and very powerful in her acting abilities. Great charisma and style. Huge emotional range. Excellent comic timing and choices. Just over all excellent actress.

Booking: The Greater Sins of Lucas Blackstone - Shelley Pina/Golden Pineapple Management









Timothy E. Goodwin
Booked: The Greater Sins of Lucas Blackstone
Role: Truck Owner
Represented By: Shelley Pina/Golden Pineapple Management
Casting Director: Dea Vise

Booking: DARK SKIES - Jana Luker Agency






KADAN ROCKETT
Booked: DARK SKIES
Role: Sam
Represented By: Jana luker Agency
Casting Director: Rick Montgomery
Additional Notes: The Fantastic Kadan Rockett is now shooting a lead role in the Feature Film, Dark Skies.

Booking: FAO SCHWARTZ - Colette-CP Talent Management

LIA O'HALLORAN
Booked: FAO Schwartz
Role: Girl
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: D. Mosner

Booking: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS - Rectangle Entertainment







SARA MARAFFINO
Booked: PRETTY LITTLE LIARS Episode #317, "Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Inferno"
Role: WAITRESS
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Zane/ Pillbury Casting
Additional Notes: The second of 2 jobs Sara booked in the same day! Sara is a talented actress with a striking look. Sara played the lead role of an evil temptress in the fantasy DEAD HEARTS (nominated Best Picture at Cecil Awards). More at: http://www.saramaraffino.com/

Booking: MISTRESSES - Rectangle Entertainment







SARA MARAFFINO
Booked: MISTRESSES Episode #104, "A Kiss Is Just a Kiss?"
Role: HIPSTER GIRL
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Slater/Brooksbank Casting
Additional Notes: The first of 2 jobs Sara booked in the same day! Sara is a talented actress with a striking look. Sara played the lead role of an evil temptress in the fantasy DEAD HEARTS (nominated Best Picture at Cecil Awards). More at: http://www.saramaraffino.com.



Booking: THE MENTALIST - Rectangle Entertainment And Affinity Artists Agency - Gen Kiyooka







YVETTE SAUNDERS
Booked: THE MENTALIST Episode #504, "Blood Feud"
Role: NURSE
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and Affinity Artists Agency - Gen Kiyooka
Casting Director: Ulrich/ Dawson/ Kritzer Casting
Additional Notes: Yvette recently worked with Spike Jonze on his new feature, THE UNTITLED SPIKE JONZE PROJECT. She has had co-starring roles on SOUTHLAND, THE EVENT and PRIVATE PRACTICE. Her work in film includes a challenging role in a short film called IN THIS CASE where she played a borderline schizophrenic. She's a very truthful actress with great emotional depth. She's also an accomplished dancer who recently appeared in a stage production of For Colored Girls Who Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf at the Lyric Theater. Yvette has a BFA in Acting from NYU. Yvette is also the Artistic Director of the new Effusion Theatre Company, www.effusiontheatre.org.

Booking: DON'T TRUST THE B--- IN APT. 23 - Rectangle Entertainment and The Levin Agency







JULIA CHO
Booked: DON'T TRUST THE B--- IN APT. 23, Episode #201
Role: MARGARET
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment and The Levin Agency
Casting Director: Lisa Miller Katz
Additional Notes: Julia is one of the best young comedic Asian actresses around. She recently shot a scene with Laura Dern on ENLIGHTENED. She worked on two comedy pilots last year: WHITNEY and WORK IT. She also guest starred on FRESH BEAT BAND, HANNAH MONTANA, and I'M IN THE BAND. Julia was seen in a featured role in LARRY CROWNE. She currently has a lead role in the new popular web series THE LIZZIE BENNET DIARIES http://www.youtube.com/user/LizzieBennet. In fact, her character, Charlotte Lu (@TheCharlotteLu), has more twitter followers than @thatjuliacho does! More at: http://www.juliacho.com.

Booking: VEGAS - Rectangle Entertainment







NICOLE DUPORT
Booked: VEGAS Episode #104, "Solid Citizens"
Role: JANE (guest star)
Represented By: Rectangle Entertainment
Casting Director: Sharon Bialy / Sherry Thomas and Casting Associate Gohar Gazazyan
Additional Notes: Nicole has had guest stars on RIZZOLI & ISLES (as a wife and mother), THE UNIT (as the girlfriend of a terrorist), and MEDIUM (as a pregnant woman who's left her husband), She's also had leads in features for LIONSGATE (TOOTH & NAIL) and IFC (SOUTHERN GOTHIC). She excels in strong characters with inner strength. She has immense emotional range and depth, as well as quirky comedic charm. A very strong actress.

Booking: Made In Jersey - Green Key Management and The Oscard Agency







Philip Hernandez
Booked: Made In Jersey
Role: Judge Russo
Represented By: Green Key Management and The Oscard Agency
Casting Director: Julie Tucker / Ross Meyerson
Additional Notes: Philip Hernandez is the only actor in Broadway history to play both lead roles in "Les Miz."



TALENT MANAGERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE NOMINEES FOR THE 11th ANNUAL HELLER AWARDS

Talent Managers Association (TMA) has been establishing and holding its members to the highest standards of ethics and practices for entertainment talent management for the last sixty five years. For the past decade, TMA has celebrated the managers who have striven to uphold the organization’s code of ethics and standards of practice and who have provided exemplary services for their clients, as well as agents and casting directors for excellence in their fields and in working in conjunction with managers by hosting the annual Heller Awards. This year, the TMA will celebrate their 11th Annual Heller Awards on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Universal Sheraton and proudly announces the names of the talent representatives who are nominated for honors at this year’s event.

The nominees are:

ADULT THEATRICAL AGENT

Mike BaldridgeMomentum Talent and Literary Agency
Brianna BarcusClear Talent Group
Jay Schachter – Mavrick Artist Agency
Mitchell Shankman – Kazarian, Spencer, Ruskin & Associates
Kevin Turner - Daniel Hoff Agency

YOUTH THEATRICAL AGENT

Meredith FineCoast to Coast Talent
Nicole JolleyAmsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency
Jackie LewisLB Talent
Cindy OsbrinkOsbrink Talent Agency
Emily UrbaniOsbrink Talent Agency

ADULT COMMERCIAL AGENT

Carol ElsnerThe Gage Group
Tracey GoldblumAbrams Artists Agency
Hugh LeonCoast to Coast Talent Agency
Angela StrangeOsbrink Talent Agency
David ZiffCunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

YOUTH COMMERCIAL AGENT

Jeremy ApodyAbrams Artists Agency
Jackie LewisLB Talent
Philip MarcusClear Talent Group
Dawn OsbrinkOsbrink Talent Agency
Carol Lynn SherCunningham, Escott, Slevin & Doherty

FEATURE CASTING DIRECTOR

Deborah Aquila/Tricia WoodAquila/Wood Casting
Lisa Beach/Sarah KatzmanBeach/Katzman Casting
Randi HillerDisney Motion Pictures Casting
Ricki MaslarRicki Maslar Casting
Mary VernieuBetty Mae Casting

TELEVISION CASTING DIRECTOR

Sharon Bialy/Sherry ThomasBialy/Thomas Casting
Krisha BullockKrisha Bullock Casting
Scott DavidScott David Casting
David RapaportDavid Rapaport Casting
Dan Shaner/Michael TestaShaner/Testa Casting

COMMERCIAL CASTING DIRECTOR

Craig ColvinCraig Colvin Casting
Alyson HornAlyson Horn Casting
Ross LacyRoss Lacy Casting
Michael SanfordMichael Sanford Casting
Francene SelkirkShooting from the Hip

ASSOCIATE CASTING DIRECTOR

Gina GallegoDisney Motion Pictures Casting
Sherie HernandezGreenstein/Daniel Casting
Russell ScottBialy/Thomas Casting
Eric SouliereUlrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting
Jenny TreadwellKrisha Bullock Casting

TALENT MANAGER OF THE YEAR

Jake Azhar -- Hollywood Management Company

This year’s event will feature a silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Los Angeles’ Weingart Center Association, an organization that provides health, education and rehabilitation services to the homeless. Tickets are available online at www.talentmanagers.org.

Booking: TARGET - Colette-CP Talent Management

ALEXANDRA DILL
Booked: Target
Role: Tween
Represented By: Colette-CP Talent Management
Casting Director: C. Becke