Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Actors and Entertainers for live promotion on Las Vega Strip

For next week only, a local resort is offering a sideshow attraction for guests. The attaction wll include For Entertainment Only fortune tellers. Must be willing to talk and act the part. This would be a great opportunity for drama students to gain exposure. Many of our guests are always looking for great entertainment and this is a short term promotion only. Please call NOW and leave a message with a 30 second example of your fortune telling and entertainment talents as well as your callback infomation. Positions are limited. 

This is from Craigslist, so use appropriate caution.

Hollywood Bound (formerly Yellow Rose) acting classes for December

December Acting Class Schedule!

7469 W. Lake Mead, Ste 170, Las Vegas, NV 89128
See Map Below

You MUST Register Prior to Class, so please call the number below to Register!!

Paul Campanella
TUESDAY mornings from 9:45 – 11:45 am.
$35 per class, or Five Classes for $150
Adult “Acting for the Camera” and “Advanced Audition Techniques” Classes,
taught by Paul Campanella
CLASS LOCATION: Hollywood Bound!
TUESDAY Evenings from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
$35 per class, or Five Classes for $150
Adult “Acting for the Camera” and “Advanced Audition Techniques” Classes,
taught by Paul Campanella
CLASS LOCATION: Hollywood Bound!

Doug Pritchard
THURSDAY evenings from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
$30 per class, or Four Classes for $100
CLASS LOCATION: Hollywood Bound!

Children’s Classes
Corinna Jones
AGES: 4-9, SATURDAY MORNINGS from 10:00 a.m. – Noon
$30 per class, or Four Classes for $100
CLASS LOCATION: Hollywood Bound!
AGES: 10-16, SATURDAY afternoons from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$30 per class, or Four Classes for $100
CLASS LOCATION: Hollywood Bound!

Call Hollywood Bound! at (702) 583-4997 or
and indicate the day and time you would like to attend!


This Wednesday December 1st at 8pm!!
Las Vegas' only local, monthly, themed variety show!

The Onyx Theatre
by Stephanie Castellone

Master Magician Sophie Evans from The Amazing Jonathan Show
Nov 26, 2010 ----- There is no rest for the wicked! Karnival!
at the Onyx Theatre is back once again this Wednesday
December 1 at 8pm. This show is sure to knock audience
members off their feet with astonishing magicians and dancers!
The theme for this show will be Middle Eastern Magic!
The performer line up for this show is jammed packed
with some of Las Vegas' best local magicians and belly dancers!

Joining us for this show is master magician Sophie Evans.
Sophie has been a regular opening act for the
Amazing Jonathan Show here in Las Vegas. She brings
with her pure amazement, charm and professionalism
to all her performances.
Be sure not to miss this stunning performer!

Always entertaining, never dull and always full of surprises,
Karnival! is sure to keep audience members
coming back each month. In addition to fantastic entertainment,
there are drink specials AND a free "drink of the month"!

KARNIVAL! - The show runs regularly on the
first Wednesday of every month at 8pm at The Onyx Theatre.

Tickets are $20 at the door and online.

A "Facebook" special is also available each month at the door.

Tickets can also be purchased online at,
by phone at 732-7225, or at the box office.
For more information please call (702) 732-7225.
The Onyx Theatre is located at 953 E. Sahara Ave. #16
inside The Rack in Commerical Center. Drop off and
pick up to your box office is available off E. Sahara Ave
for our audience members under 18. All other parking
and the theatre's south entrance are located within Commerical Center.

"Hellcab" at LVLT Black Box through December 19th

Learn why Chicago is called the Windy City
these people just won't stop talking!

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HELLCAB by Will Kern
Performing in our Black Box, December 3 - 19, 2010
(Thu/Fri/Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm)

To order tickets online,
click on the image above.
Hellcab follows the shift of a nameless cabbie a few days before Christmas. He is father confessor, friendly neighborhood bartender, and male stripper all rolled into one. Passengers hop into his car, and he doesn't know if they are going to try to convert him to Christianity or come on to him. In the course of his shift, he sees drug deals, helps a rape victim, tries to intervene in a misguided romance, and rushes a pregnant woman to the hospital.

“The play starts intense and out-there, and just never lets up." —
Ticket Prices: Adult $15; Seniors/Students $14
LVLT Mainstage Subscribers $13

OR, Call 702.362.7996, or visit us during Box Office 
hours at 3920 Schiff Drive, LV, NV

**New Hours** Excludes Holidays

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This Week's Carol Cling's Shooting Stars, go to RJ blog!

SHOOTING STARS: ‘Supernanny’ finale, ‘Regis and Kelly’ visit Las Vegas

The event for SAG members Thursday night in LA

Panelists: Alex McDowell, Science and Technology Council member and production designer ("Watchmen," "Minority Report") Ed Lantz, immersive art and entertainment expert Eric Haseltine, neuroscientist Jordan Weisman, transmedia storyte

Hard times bring 'Hard Times' to Reseda High

Its hard times for schools, with local property taxes plummeting and a "no new taxes" mentality among voters. In LA, at least, an innovative way to earn money is now expanding..."rent a school." The LA Times Company town has the following about one such high school and MTV...

Company Town


From the John Travolta musical “Grease” to the current Fox hit “Glee,” L.A. County schools have long served as locations for TV shows and movies. But few schools have gone Hollywood as much as Reseda High School.

The San Fernando Valley high school is in the second year of hosting the MTV comedy “The Hard Times of RJ Berger.” The series not only films primarily at the school and surrounding Reseda neighborhoods, but has its base camp and production offices on school property. 
The unusual arrangement gives producers, who mainly film on weekends and after-school hours when students aren’t in class, ready-made sets and allows them to keep their costs down by not having to shuttle back and forth to a studio lot.
“It’s a huge savings to us because everything is in walking distance," said Craig Cannold, a producer on the show. “The school has been great to work with.”
For Reseda High the benefits are strictly dollars and cents: School officials say the production will generate about $60,000 for the school this year alone --  bringing in sorely needed revenue at a time when many schools are faced with budget cuts and layoffs.
“Our school needs the money," says Neezer McNab, assistant principal at Reseda High. “If this helps some teachers keep their jobs, then I’ll do what I can to keep this happening.”
Photo: Cast members on the set of MTV's "The Hard Times of RJ Berger," which is filmed at Reseda High School. Credit: MTV

"The Gambler" - Feature Film Project
We’re looking for enthusiastic locals who would like to play part as an extra in the shooting of a European-American low budget/independent feature film entitled "The Gambler". The film tells the story of an Eastern-European family who get sucked into the unique world of Las Vegas.

We need authentic local characters for different small parts (extra/special extra) in scenes that are set in casino and hotel interiors and other Las Vegas locations. The shooting will take place in January 2011. We'll let you know about the exact dates if chosen.

If you’re interested and would like to take part in an ambitious project that has remarkable U.S. and international potential please send photos (as recent as possible) and your contact details (phone number and email).
Non-union only. All age, gender and ethnicity is welcome. No agent needed or experience required. 

From Craigslist, so use your judgement as needed. SAG members do not work without a union contact. It is easier for producers than they think. Contact the SAG office for details. 

Where do we go from here?

A limited number of complimentary tickets have been set aside for Screen Actors Guild members to attend the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Science and Technology Council’s last program of the year, “Where Do We Go From Here?” this Thursday, December 2. Hosted by writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker, the event will explore what could be in the future for motion pictures.

When: 8 p.m., Thursday, December 2, 2010
Doors open at 7 p.m.

Where: Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Complimentary parking is provided at:
8920 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off of La Peer)
9025 Wilshire Blvd. (enter off Wetherly)

RSVP: A limited number of seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To reserve your seat, e-mail no later than Wednesday, December 1.  Be sure to indicate that you are a SAG member and whether or not you will bring a guest.

All seating is unreserved.

About the event:Writer-director-producer Jerry Zucker hosts an evening exploring what could be in the future for motion pictures. The program will examine topics ranging from artificial intelligence to performance capture, 3D and non-traditional theatrical venues.

Zucker’s interest in the future of cinema is evident in his role as a co-founder of the Science & Entertainment Exchange, a program of the National Academy of Sciences that provides entertainment industry professionals with access to scientists and engineers. His feature film credits include “Airplane!” (1980), “Ghost” (1990), “My Best Friend’s Wedding” (1997), “Rat Race” (2001) and “Fair Game” (2010).

Leading Man Needed for Signature "Singing in the Rain"

Signature Productions is currently looking to cast a lead male actor for the role of :


Looking for a strong Actor, Singer, Dancer to fill the role made famous by Gene Kelly. If you fit the description below, please send you headshot and resume to the address provided. Additional information regarding the audition is also included below. Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon. Please email with any questions you may have.

DON LOCKWOOD - Handsome leading man type. Age: 25 - 40 Strong singer, actor, dancer. Ability to tap is not mandatory, but definitely a plus and should be willing to learn if needed.

NEVADA BALLET THEATER: 1651 Inner Circle Drive
MONDAY DECEMBER 6th Beginning at 7:30pm

(By invitation only)
NEVADA BALLET THEATER: 1651 Inner Circle Drive

Click read more below for additional details.

Monday, November 29, 2010

'Airplane' and 'Naked Gun’s' David Zucker Pens Tribute to Leslie Nielsen

Filmmaker fondly recalls to The Hollywood Reporter the friend and actor who ‘never broke character, never let on that he knew he was being funny.’

It was summer 1979, a full three weeks before the start of shooting for Airplane! and our casting director had finally had enough. Lloyd Bridges, Robert Stack, Peter Graves and now Leslie … who?
At least audiences had heard of the first three, but this guy -- it was true, when it came time to select an actor to play Dr. Rumack, my brother Jerry, Jim Abrahams and I remembered: "This one guy, he's been in hundreds of television shows, and I think he played the captain of the Poseidon. What's his name … ?" Our research revealed that the actor's name was Leslie Nielsen. Jim, Jerry and I were thrilled when he agreed to meet, not because he was "funny" but because of his long résumé of serious films and TV. To us, he was hysterical. The long list of straight dramatic acting roles demonstrated to us that he would be perfect. When we watched those movies, we laughed.
At our first meeting, he mentioned proudly that he had done an episode of M*A*S*H*.
We assured him we wouldn't count this brief comedy experience against him. But when he read the Airplane! script, he "got" its unconventional nature and offbeat style. We heard later that he told his agent, "Take whatever they offer; I'd pay them to do this."

For the rest of Zucker's tribute to Leslie Nielson, go to Hollywood by clicking here.

Comic Actors and Physical Comedians

World Entertainment Services, LLC is currently seeking COMEDIC ACTORS & PHYSICAL COMEDIANS for the 2011 Cirque de la Mer show at SeaWorld San Diego. SeaWorld’s stunning Bayside Stadium is the site of this water based, cirque style show.

‘Sea Sprite’ characters team up to guide an audience of thousands on a journey to the world of Amphibia, where whimsical creatures captivate the audience as they demonstrate their super-human abilities through exhilarating acrobatic feats of strength and discipline.

Training and rehearsals begin in early April and the show runs through mid-August, 2011.

Audition candidates will have the opportunity to showcase their skills through a one-minute comedic monologue (please have one prepared), as well as individual and group improvisational exercises.

To secure a spot at the audition or for further information, please contact:

Dan Justman


Wednesday, January 19th, 2011

440 S. Parkson Road
Henderson, NV 89011

Registration: 10:30am
Audition: 11:00am

Auditions will also be held in Orlando, Los Angeles and San Diego. 

Oscar-Nominated Italian Filmmaker Dies After Jumping Out of Hospital Window

Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Mario Monicelli, 95, was considered one of the fathers of 1940s-60s Italian comedy and worked with actors including Marcello Mastroianni and Toto.

Mario Monicelli, the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter behind many of Italy's best-known comedies from the 1940s to the 1960s, died Monday at age 95 after he leapt to his death from a fifth-floor hospital widow.

The Italian media reported that Monicelli was under treatment at Rome's San Giovanni hospital for a tumor in his prostate that appeared to be terminal.

Monicelli spoke to The Hollywood Reporter as recently as Nov. 12, in the wake of the death of famed producer Dino De Laurentis at age 91. The two worked together on the Oscar-nominated film The Organizer in 1963.
In a brief telephone interview, Monicelli, speaking with a strong voice, said that De Laurentiis "told [him] to be brave. He said if you push forward, without fear, you can accomplish most things."

In addition to his Oscar nomination for The Organizer, Monicelli earned a second and final Oscar nomination for Casanova '70 in 1966. In a career that started in 1935, he worked with many of the biggest names in "commedia all'italiana," including Toto, Alberto Sordi, Vittorio Gassman and Marcello Mastroianni, who starred in Monicelli's popular Big Deal on Madonna Street from 1958.

For more of this story and other news click here to go to

Irvin Kershner Star Wars Director Dies Aged 87

Irvin Kershner, the American filmmaker best known for directing the second Star Wars movie 'Empire Strikes Back', has died in Los Angeles aged 87.  Kershner had died at his home after a long illness.

A film teacher for young student George Lucas, the largest budget production he made was the darker toned and more psychologically challenging 1980 sequal to Lucas's 1977 hit "Star Wars". He turned down the job several times, but Lucas kept at him and would not take "no" for a answer.

Kershner was a well-respected figure within the film industry, and had directed a string of high profile movies including the James Bond film 'Never Say Never Again', starring Sean Connery, and the 1990 action movie 'Robocop 2' starring Peter Weller.

 Born in Philadelphia in 1923, the director trained as a musician and studied photography before he began to make documentaries and short films. Star Wars creator George Lucas personally handpicked Kershner to direct the sequel to the ground-breaking sci-fi adventure film 'Star Wars' and in 1980 'Empire Strikes Back' wowed critics and audiences alike. The film saw the villainous 'Darth Vader' reveal that he was 'Luke Skywalker's' father - a seminal moment in cinema history.

In an interview with Vanity Fair in October, Kershner spoke about 'Empire Strikes Back' and whether he regarded it as a classic work of science fiction, he said, "I wanted very much for the film to succeed because I knew that George was spending his own money on it. I think the critics felt that they were going to see an extension of 'Star Wars.' In other words, they wanted another 'Star Wars.It took a few years for the critics to catch up with the film and to see it as a fairy tale rather than a comic book".

For the Hollywood Reporter on this and other stories, click here.

Auditions continue for "Singing in the Rain"

Signature Productions Announces auditions for

Second Round of Open Auditions...
click here for information on the first round..
New talent welcome!

NEVADA BALLET THEATER: 1651 Inner Circle Drive
MONDAY DECEMBER 6th Beginning at 7:30pm

WEDNESDAY DECEMBER 8 Beginning at 7:30pm

(By invitation only)
NEVADA BALLET THEATER: 1651 Inner Circle Drive


For additional information click on "read more" below.

Student film seeks actress to play young Buddhist Woman.

I am in need of an actress between the ages of 25-35.
The character/role is a young Buddhist woman.
This is a student film, so the gig will be unpaid.
The final copy will be given to actress upon request.
Rehearsal will be this Tuesday, at 3pm.
Please contact me as soon as possible if interested. 

Need Experience? Volunteer Actors Needed.

Wanted: Volunteer Actors and Actresses' for spot filming, this would be 1-2 days and DOE you may be paid. Max pay would be no more than $10 an/hr.

Male Ghost Hunter-college age, bit of a geek with a strong personality, really believes in ghosts and the paranormal. (think Egon from Ghostbusters)

Female Ghost Hunter-college age, intelligent and cheerful, a bit geeky, she is also a film student, (think Velma from Scooby-Doo).

Male Ghost Hunter 2-college age, bit of a thug, his job is being the camera man, doesn't believe in ghosts, willing to fake ghost photos and sightings in order to make things more sensational.

Male Art Thief – Late twenties/early thirties, character is a successful thief. Researching, stealing and selling artifacts on the black market is his trade. Notes: Part includes bare chest shot and a lot of blood. Light stunt work may also be required. 

This is from Craigslist, so use appropriate caution. Note that union actors do not work non-union or without pay. This applies to areas under SAG jurisdiction, including film, video and digital acting, including background work. Contact Steve Clinton at the SAG office if you have question (click here).

Internet accuracy: Confusing two great co-stars

Do not trust what you read or see in the non-juried world of the Internet.

From You-Tube tributes to photos printed with obituaries, young untrained journalist and Internet bloggers are making a serious mistake this morning. They are failing to "fact check" their photos and facts.

As I search photos, videos and information on the web I am finding that many sources are wrong..including confusing "Airplane" co-star Peter Graves with Leslie Nielson, and not just in that film.

Graves played the captain. He passed away earlier this year.

Leslie Nielson become 3rd "Airplane" star to die in 2010

Leslie Neilson: Leading Man to heavy to comedy, Canada's favorite son of a Mounty gone at 84


Leslie Nielsen (1926–2010)

Leslie Nielsen was raised in Tulita (formerly Fort Norman), Northwest Territories. His father was a mountie and a strict disciplinarian. His mother was Welsh. Leslie studied at the Academy of Radio Arts in Toronto before moving on to New York's Neighborhood Playhouse. His acting career started at a much earlier age when he was forced to lie to his father in order to avoid severe punishment... See full bio »

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Leslie Nielsen: 'I'm just having fun'
  • NEW: "He was the life of the party," his nephew says
  • Nielsen died of complications from pneumonia, his family says
  • The earnest dramatic actor became a comedy star after "Airplane!"
  • He played the captain in the 1972 disaster movie, "The Poseidon Adventure"
The Canadian-born Nielsen's career reached back into the early days of television, when he made frequent appearances on live drama series like "Goodyear Playhouse."
He played the earnest starship captain in the 1956 science-fiction classic "Forbidden Planet" and made regular appearances on a wide range of TV dramas into the 1970s, including "Hawaii Five-O."
He also played the captain of an overturned ocean liner in the 1972 disaster movie, "The Poseidon Adventure."
Much of that changed in 1980, when he was cast as a doctor aboard an endangered jetliner in the gag-a-minute disaster-movie parody "Airplane!"
Remembering Leslie Nielsen
Nielsen's deadpan response to the question "Surely, you can't be serious?" with "I am serious -- and don't call me Shirley" helped launch a second career.
The film's producers went on to cast him in their short-lived television series "Police Squad!"
He reprised that show's bumbling lead character, Lt. Frank Drebin, a decade later in three "Naked Gun" movies, in which he shared the screen with O.J. Simpson and Priscilla Presley.
Nielsen appeared in several similar but less-acclaimed spoofs following those films.
Nielsen was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003. The medal is awarded to "Canadian citizens for outstanding achievement and service to the country or to humanity at large."
Nielsen died of complications of pneumonia in a hospital near his home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, surrounded by family and friends, a family statement said.
Doug Nielsen called his uncle's death a "great loss."
"He was extremely funny," the younger Nielsen said in an interview with CNN affiliate Global Network News in Vancouver.
"At all of our family get-togethers, he was always the life of the party and a great-natured guy," Nielsen said. "He was a very good friend to me."
For more go to or other media sources.

 Wikipedia on a son of a Canadian Mountie turned Hollywood Star, remaking his career at least three times. From leading man to commander of a space ship to screw-ball comedy King.

CNN iReport of Leslie Nielson's death.

Leslie Nielsen

Nielsen in October 2008
BornLeslie William Nielsen
February 11, 1926
DiedNovember 28, 2010 (aged 84)
Fort LauderdaleFloridaU.S.
Years active1948–2010
SpouseMonica Boyer (1950–1956)
Alisande Ullman (1958–1973)
Brooks Oliver (1981–1983)
Barbaree Earl (2001–2010)