Thursday, May 2, 2013

Torthell Jerome Robinson signs with Gorgeous Media Group!

Torthell Jerome Robinson has signed with Gorgeous Media Group for talent management. Torthell’s look lends itself to harder edged characters with heart – cops, thugs, working class fathers – but he is eager to show his comedic chops on a sitcom.

Interview: Casting Director KIM SWANSON

Kim Swanson, a regional and L.A. casting director, started out as a professional actor/dancer/singer, but found her calling in casting. She has been responsible for International Feature Film Projects, the first of which earned “Best Movie”, “Best Actor”, and “Best Actress” awards in Beijing, music videos, national television commercials and print advertisements, having completed casting for more than 500 projects. Kim has also been an instrumental part of creating and building the "Regional Casting Committee" within the CSA, to bridge the knowledge and resources of casting directors in the New York and Los Angeles markets, with their fellow professionals in other regions. Recently, Kim has been the featured guest speaker at the Louisville Film Festival and has had her writings published by "Showfax", offering her insight to actors nationally. By being the first casting director in St. Louis (and the State of Missouri) to bring Breakdown Services to the area, she has created a more professional presentation with more talent options when producer sessions take place within the Midwest market. As a member of CSA, she is also currently a member of the Artios Committee and was instrumental in the inception of the Regional Casting Committee, to improve ethics and knowledge of casting directors throughout regions outside of NY and L.A., and is now a member of the Board of Directors of CSA. Kim has also been a guest panel speaker at various events through SAG (Screen Actors Guild) and other events, to share knowledge with both national and regional talent and increase the awareness of talent and casting professionals outside of the NY and LA markets, and is also a member of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

Booking: SAM AND CAT - 3GManagement/90210

Represented By: 3GManagement/90210
Casting Director: Krisha Bullock
Additional Notes: John is truly a wonderful British actor with very strong IMdb credits, very well trained and had his own long running series in England. Excellent emotional range and makes very real choices. As strong as he is with comedy he has such depth when it comes to dramatic work. Just seen in a nice role on the MOW "Liz & Dick". Gifted with many skills with accents and on this show John shows off his skills with a spot on American accent. Congrats John on your booking.

Jonny Lee Miller running ultramarathon to help cure Sanfilippo Syndrome

Jonny Lee Miller is running a 50-mile ultramarathon this Saturday to raise funds for kids who suffer from Sanfilippo Syndrome, a rare disease for which there is no cure yet. Most of the kids who suffer from it to do not live beyond their teenage years. Jonny came to learn of Sanfilippo from Jeremy Weischaar, a father and camera man on Elementary whose 4-year-old son Jonah has the disease. Since drug companies do not view finding cures for rare diseases as profitable, it is up to parents like Jonah's to fund their own research to try to save their children. Jonny set a goal to raise $160,000 and run the 50-mile endurance challenge in order to fund a vital two year research program to help find a cure. He is almost 75% there!

If you are able to support his efforts please CLICK HERE
(Contributions are tax-deductible)

For more information on the the Jonah's Just Begun foundation and the race CLICK HERE

Success Story: SADIE CALVANO

Here is another segment of Success Stories, the column devoted to the triumphs of our hardworking actors. This month we have chosen the accomplished artist, Sadie Calvano. Sadie began performing in musical theatre when she was seven years old. Discovered while on stage by former Disney Talent Executive Tina Treadwell, Sadie's professional career took off with a guest star appearance on Chris Elliot's "Eagleheart" in the summer of 2010, followed by a co-star role on NCIS as William Devane's kidnapped granddaughter (for which she received a YAA Best Actress nomination). Other credits include "J. Edgar," "Kickin' It," "Crash & Bernstein," and "Melissa & Joey. However Sadie is most proud to have been chosen to play Anna Faris' daughter "Violet" in the Chuck Lorre / CBS pilot "Mom" on which she completed filming last week. Sadie is a sophmore at Los Angeles County High School for the Arts (LACHSA) and is represented by Paradigm and Treadwell Entertainment.

Jason Tobias signs with Gigi Garner Management

Gigi Garner Management is proud to announce the recent signing of actor Jason Tobias. Originally from Ohio, Jason has spent the last couple of years doing his homework, honing his craft and putting his materials in order. His formal education includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Youngstown State University and an Associates Degree in Industrial Design Technology from the prestigious Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Jason has also graduated from stage 2 of The Groundlings, Ruskin School of Acting, Cold Reading with Van Epperson. Jason continued on to Cold Reading, Scene Study, Audition Technique with Tom Catolano and Audition Technique with Harold Hafner at Cleveland State University. Tobias recently moved to Los Angeles permanently and he is here for the long haul! Some of his recent bookings include "LEAD" roles in: "The Secret of the Gods", "Avery and Pete: Superseeds", "Forgotten", "All Is Not Quiet", "VICE", "Beyond The Clouds", "Deathbed", "Veil of Malice", "The Distracted".

Booking: HOLLYWOOD BELIEVED - OneWorld Model & Talent

Role: Girl
Represented By: OneWorld Model & Talent
Casting Director: Sherrie Henderson / Dan Velez Casting

Booking: SCANDAL - A & R Management and Jaime Ferrar Agency

Booked: SCANDAL Episode #222
Role: Reporter
Represented By: A & R Management and Jaime Ferrar Agency
Casting Director: Linda Lowy & Will Stewart
Additional Notes: Congrats Anzu!!!! I can't wait to see you on Scandal :) To learn more about Anzu Lawson please go to IMDB