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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

looking for actress for t.v show with famous comedian shot in Las Vegas

gigs-3x9hr-2576337974@craigslist.org [


We are shooting a t.v show staring a famous comedian we all know . Its a sketch comedy t.v series and las vegas show shot at one of the big casinos on the srtip. We will give you more info once we contact you . this is shot 4 days a week and performed twice a week on satge . Asian , latin,white , black women wanted between ages 18-35 send photos along with a telephone contact ,we will not send emails back and forth we are up late hours and early hours . thank you 

Film shootin Sepember 6 to 10th. 18-55 needed.

gigs-xug7f-2562948775@craigslist.org

Looking for a variety of people and looks for a film shoot at a downtown casino - for an in-room sales video
If you're interested, you must include recent HEADSHOT or recent photo.

PROFESSIONAL DRESS REQUIRED.

DO NOT RESPOND TO AD without photo. Sorry to be so blunt.... but we need to know what people look like in order to cast them.
Resume's are okay to send too if you have them handy, but PHOTO is REQUIRED.

Here are the (tentative) shoot dates - If you send us your contact information, please make sure that you can be available for some of these times:

DAY ONE
-----TUESDAY 9/6/2011 8AM - 1PM
VARIETY OF SHOOTS, INCLUDING POOL AREA

DAY TWO
------WEDNESDAY 9/7/2011 11AM-5PM
VARIETY OF SHOOTS, INCLUDING RESTAURANTS AND CASINO GAMING AREA

DAY THREE/FOUR
------FRIDAY AND/OR SATURDAY 9/9/2011 6-10PM?
VARIETY OF ENTERTAINMENT SHOOTS INSIDE CLUBS OR SHOWROOMS

AGAIN - please do not respond without a recent headshot or photo, or if you do not have PROFESSIONAL ATTIRE.
Thank you for your interest.

send email & phone number please.

NOTE: This is from Craigslist, so use appropriate precaution. Union talent may audition but may not work without a union contract. Contact SAG to find out how easy that can be for producers.

Thursday September 1 Events

"Ashes" from Dark Water Productions and Students at Casting Call Entertainment

Ashes from Casting Call Entertainment on Vimeo.

September SAG Agent of the Month: Kathleen Schultz of Kathleen Schultz Associates



 Kathleen Schultz of Kathleen Schultz Associates
Kathleen Schultz of Kathleen Schultz Associates
- Submitted by SAG Member Linda Ann Watt
I would like to enter Kathleen Schultz of Kathleen Schultz Associates, as SAG’s Agent of the Month. Kathleen has been an agent in Los Angeles for 36 years! She has owned a very successful SAG franchised agency for 26 years, first as Dade/Rosen/Schultz, and now as Kathleen Schultz Associates. Although the agency is known for representing character actors, Kathleen has also signed talented working actors who are making a name for themselves. Her agency, in its 26 years, started the careers of Emilio Estevez, Lorenzo Lamas and Nicholas Brendon, among innumerable others.

Kathleen has a reputation for being honest with casting directors. She will not waste anyone's time with inappropriate submissions or demands; a trust has developed over the years that has resulted in her clients being taken seriously. Kathleen will tell you her specialty is treating all clients as human beings, not inanimate objects, or a bottom line, but as a sum of their parts — not only taking into account their strengths and abilities, but also their opinions,individual tastes and needs. Kathleen is attentive, she follows up and she is available. If I call with a question or concern, she will answer me within the day. She is a true "gentlewoman" in this industry. Kathleen Schultz deserves a place as SAG’s Agent of the Month.

SAG Member Linda Ann Watt
SAG Member Linda Ann Watt

Are  you represented by a terrific, franchised agent that you believe does  not get the recognition that he or she deserves? Let us know and he or  she may just be our next Agent of the Month.  Send entries by e-mail to agentquestion@sag.org, or by mail to SAG Agent of the Month, SAG Agency Department, 5757  Wilshire Blvd., 7th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90036-3600. We look forward  to hearing from you!

Harriet Greenspan - L.A. Casting Director Interview

Art Lynch on SAG's internal War


• At certain times, including in the recent past, there were great tensions between numerous Hollywood-based national board members and their New York and regional counterparts. These seem to have diminished significantly recently. Why are inter-Division relations so poor sometimes, and what can or should be done about this?
If elected members and staff remember that we are a national union, made up of geographic areas with diverse use of contracts and members who choose to live outside LA, then tensions will continue to ease.
Half of SAG members do live and work in the LA geographic area. As long as they remember that not all SAG members live in LA, and that the needs of membership outside of Hollywood may differ in some areas, our brothers and sisters will have our full support.
The very bitter, time consuming, and to be honest disheartening period we have gone through has brought us a board members closer together and more unified in meeting the needs of the membership well into the future. Opposing views are now vetted and listened to, with even those how were strongly opposed at looking toward a merger now campaigning as pro-merger. This speaks volumes of the healing that has occured
We are closer together, therefore we work better together for the membership. Experience and history do count and are of value in moving forward.

Andy Henry - L.A. Casting Director Interview

AFTRA organizing Music Videos


AFTRA and Dancers’ Alliance Create New Campaign: “It’s About Time”
Looks like this is the summer of change. Dancers have been underbid on many music video projects and with appropriate timing as the VMAs showcased many dancers in the award ceremony last night, dancers are united in the cause that has long frustrated the industry. Being paid what we are worth for our contribution to the art is all dancers are asking for in this campaign called “It’s About Time.” DT Staff is supportive of this effort and will continue to showcase the progress made on behalf of all dancers to be compensated fairly for their work. In this case, unionizing music videos is the task at hand. Spread the word and help dancers move forward just as actors, singers and musicians are for their respective artists.   -AFTRA


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LA Film Incentives Working as production season kicks off full bore


Darkknight
Feature film activity in Los Angeles continued to grow at a brisk pace, with on-location shoots for movies once again posting double-digit increases.
Filming for features generated 189 production days for the week ended Sunday, up 66% from the same time a year earlier, according to recently-released data from FilmL.A. Inc., which handles permits for film shoots on streets and noncertified soundstages in the city and unincorporated areas of the county.
Feature film activity was virtually flat in the first half of this year but has steadily grown in recent months. The category is up about 60% so far in the third quarter compared with a year earlier, according to FilmL.A. data.
The surge in feature filming last week led to an overall 6% increase in production days across all categories.
Projects fueling the increase range from obscure independent features to star-packed studio movies including “The Dark Knight Rises,” the upcoming Batman sequel that recently moved production from Pittsburgh; “Savages,” an Oliver Stone directed movie starring John Travolta about pot growers who battle the Mexican mafia; and “End of Watch,” a crime drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick.
Activity is expected to remain strong as two other high-profile movies get underway: “Argo,” about the Iranian hostage crisis, starring and directed by Ben Affleck; and “The Gangster Squad,” a star-packed period drama with Sean Penn, Josh Brolin and Emma Stone about the Los Angeles Police Department’s anti-mafia unit in the 1940s and 1950s.
Both films received approval for state film tax credits under a program whose future is being debated in Sacramento. The state Senate is expected to vote next week on a bill to extend the credits beyond 2012, though it’s unclear whether the final bill would extend the $100 million in annual funding for five years or just one.
In other sectors, television production, which has been nearly flat so far this quarter, generated 337 production days last week, down 11% from a year earlier. Filming for commercials accounted for 139 production days, up 4%.
This week’s scheduled film shoots include those for the Judd Apatow comedy “This is Forty,” which will film downtown; "Savages," which will be in Studio City; and the CBS TV show “The Mentalist,” which is taking its crew to Palmdale.
Meanwhile, the reality TV series “Pit Bulls and Parolees” will set up in Castaic, in northern L.A. County.
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From the LA Times Company Town blog. Click here for the latest news from the LA Times.

Ho, Ho, Ho

Men with real white beards wanted to play the role of Santa Claus during the 2011 Christmas Season. Pays $30.00 - $100.00 per hour depending on the position. For more information please contact us at (847) 436-7259 or reply to this post.  Note: From Craigslist, so take appropriate precautions and ask questions.

2011-2012 Theatre Season Schedule



Here's a month-by-month look of what's currently on the boards. Note that most theaters perform only on selected nights during the dates of their run, and at various times. Schedules also can change, sometimes without notice.

Click here for schedule.

Art Lynch on the decline in jobs


• Are there fewer jobs now (compared to the past) in various areas (types of work, geographic areas, day player vs. series regular, film vs. TV, broadcast vs. cable, etc.)? Which areas? If so, why did this happen, and what can or should the Guild do about it?
While work remains, the amount of location work in Nevada is down, as is any potential for work under other contracts. Our members are hungry for work.
The union must do what it can to encourage production and work under contract. It is no longer organizing large studios, but organizing at all levels to provide the opportunity for work to all of our membership.
SAG is supporting film incentives, battling Right-to-work, standing by our union brothers and sisters against the erosion of union security and making it easier for young producers to use union talent.
That said associations in the greater LA are have redefined “runaway” as anything not shot in LA.
SAG should restate its strong stand that “runaway” is outside of a SAG union contract, and encourage production in the United States.
Members themselves must step up to grow local work and production. Audition for local work, even non-union, but refuse to work unless you have a union contract. Help producers work with the union on contracts that are becoming easier to obtain, maintain and protect all talent.
By getting qualified professionals who have yet to join the union to commit to a SAG Card, members can help grow the qualified professional union talent pool, making it necessary for producers to use union talent.
The union is here with professional staff and expertise to help members. Members have to be the first and most important force in any union or in organizing and delivering professional union work.



The Nevada Zone has expanded four times in my tenure on the board. The number of background on the state has increased, as have pay and protections. LA based film incentives and incentives in other states have hurt work available in Nevada. The Guild has a strong local Nevada executive working on incentives, organizing and enforcement, but it takes time. More focus should be placed on Nevada and other markets by Guild staff to grow this national union outside of the major production markets.
We have made progress with educating and protecting young performers. I was part of launching the young performers web site, looking at legislation and protections in markets outside of Hollywood and NYC, and involving young people in the concepts of unionism.
I have worked with the board to greatly increase our background zone, including commercial. We need to work on minimizing Taft-Hartley of non-union hires, to converting those who are obviously in demand and used to union talent, and on building our reputation as a professional market, from the stars who live here to the many who make films possible by populating the set as background talent.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Look for Boulder City film casting in September


Preparing to shoot a trailer for "Cemetery of Lust," a good, old-fashioned, Italian-horror feature written and produced by Giovanni Sticco. We'll hold casting sessions in Las Vegas and L.A. in September (stay tuned). But first, a little side trip to Black Rock City.

Improv on the Strip, $5 cover


I just gave 4 stars to Sin City Improv! http://meetu.ps/3TptN
Aug 29, 2011 8:00 PM at Onyx Theatre, Las Vegas, NV
SET is Las Vegas's premier improv showcase. Say you are with meetup and get in for only $5. It's a special price just for anyone with meetup. 

Clint Holmes’ monthly residency at Smith Center

TOM DONOGHUE
Clint Holmes, shown during his standing-ovation appearance at Golden Rainbow’s “Ribbon of Life” charity show at Paris Las Vegas.From the KATz report in the Las Vegas Sun..click here for the full story and access to the Sun.

Clint Holmes will be the resident headliner in the Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts series beginning in the spring of 2012.


Starting in April, Holmes is booked to perform on the first Friday and Saturday of each month. He might well add a Sunday afternoon matinee show, too. Holmes will headline at the double-level, 258-seat theater in Boman Pavilion, named for Smith Center board member and benefactor Dr. Keith Boman. Tickets will be $35 to $50.
The jazz/cabaret theater sits high and overlooks Symphony Park. As Holmes says, it will be the equal of any club of its size in the country.
This is a music venue in its purest form. The club will offer table seating near the stage and high-top tables closer to, well, the bar. Food will be served, and it should be the first traditionally designed jazz club (or, in this case, jazz/cabaret club) in the city since the Blue Note closed at what is now Harmon Theater at Krave at Harmon and The Strip.
Others booked to play the club are the San Francisco Jazz Collective and Branford Marsalis.
From the KATz report in the Las Vegas Sun..click here for the full story and access to the Sun.


Blues Brothers, the TV show?


From Variety.com

Jake and Elwood Blues are on a new mission: finding a place in primetime.

A new incarnation of the iconic Blues Brothers, the duo made famous by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the late 1970s, is about to be pitched to studios and networks in the form of a new TV series.

Current TV rights have long been owned by Aykroyd and Judy Belushi -- John's ex-wife -- while Universal owns the film rights. Belushi and former "Saturday Night Live" writer Anne Beatts, along with Wayne Catania and Kieron Lafferty, have penned a pilot.

Script has the pair out of jail and Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real dad. Casting has yet to be determined.

Beatts, Belushi and Eric Gardner of Panacea Entertainment would exec produce. Aykroyd will participate in the project as the voice of Jake and Elwood's parole officer.

The Blues Brothers debuted in 1978 on a "Saturday Night Live" episode hosted by Steve Martin. The popularity of Belushi and Aykroyd's characters quickly took off and soon the pair went on to form a band that toured the country. A bigscreen pic, 1980's "The Blues Brothers," directed by John Landis, grossed more than $100 worldwide.

After Belushi died in 1982, Aykroyd kept the spirit of the Blues Brothers alive. He was an investor in the nationwide House of Blues venues and often toured and sang with John's brother, Jim Belushi, as the Blues Brothers. Also, a movie sequel, "Blues Brothers 2000," was released in 1998.

"I think these are great American characters," Judy Belushi told Variety. "We want to keep them alive. We chose to introduce them as new characters but do it in an way that they have some history, have some life behind them."

Added Beatts: "We're not trying to replicate Dan and John, but Jake and Elwood."

If the pilot goes to series, each episode would include a musical number, presumably featuring a new Blues Brothers band.

"It would be 'Route 66' meets 'Glee,' and it all goes to hell in a handbasket," Beatts said.

Gardner is hoping that, in addition to a TV series, there would also be branding opportunities for some of the Blue Brothers merchandise, including the Bluesmobile.

From Variety.com

Casting Directors Audition for a Contract Renewal


Negotiations are scheduled to begin today and last a week.

Negotiations are scheduled to begin Monday between the studios and unionized freelance casting directors for a renewal of the CD’s current three-year collective bargaining agreement, which expires September 30.
The casting directors may seek to have studios agree to pay for casting assistants during pilot season. A dispute on the issue broke out earlier this year, but the CD’s were not able to gain any ground at the time.
The existing agreement sets minimum compensation for associate CD’s working on television projects, but leaves CD’s wages, and associate CD’s wages on theatrical projects, open for individual negotiation. Other key provisions of the brief agreement lay out employer contribution rates for pension and health, and leave open the possibility of discussing “new media issues.”
It’s not known which, if any, of these issues will figure in the negotiations.
The CDs are represented by Teamsters Locals 399 (Los Angeles) and 817 (New York), while the studios and producers are represented by the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Talks are scheduled to run through Friday.
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Nevada Franchised Talent Agencies

See also other postings concerning agents, agencies, agent relations and the business.


In Nevada please us only the five Las Vegas SAG franchised agencies:


Baskow, J & Associates
Full Service (All Ages)

2948 E. Russell Rd.
Las Vegas, NV  89120
(702) 733-7818


Lenz Agency
Full Service (All Ages)

1591 East Desert Inn Road
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 733-6888


Remington Agency
Full Service (All Ages)

1000 Stephanie Place, Ste 4
Henderson, NV  89014
(702) 547-3620


eNVy Model & Talent Agency
Full Service (All Ages)

101 Convention Center Dr.
Las Vegas, NV  89109
(702) 878-7368


Best Agency
Full Service (All Ages)
5565 South Decatur Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89118
(702) 889-2900

Cameo nixed by NBC


MSNBC Nixes Chris Matthews’s Cameo in Aaron Sorkin’s Pilot About Cable News 

MSNBC Nixes Chris Matthews’s Cameo in Aaron Sorkin’s Pilot About Cable News [UPDATED]
Photo: John Shearer/Getty Images for UCLA
While he was writing the pilot script for his new HBO projectMore As This Story Develops, Aaron Sorkin reportedly spent some time on the set of Hardball With Chris Matthews. Makes sense, since Develops is a behind-the-scenes take on an all-news cable network. Likewise, it's not all that surprising that Sorkin would ask the camera-friendly MSNBC host to make a cameo appearance in the pilot: From Helen Thomas in The American President to Matthews himself in a 2005 episode of The West Wing, there's a history of journos playing themselves in movies and TV shows created by Sorkin. Unfortunately, Vulture hears that plans for Matthews to shoot a roundtable debate scene inDevelops alongside conservative muckracker/ Weiner-eater Andrew Breitbart have had to be scrapped because, according to a production insider, Matthews's bosses at MSNBC nixed the idea.
It's not like MSNBC has a blanket no-scripted-programming order for their anchors: Matthews played an MSNBC reporter two years ago in the Russell Crowe pic State of Play. And a guest spot on Sorkin's show would likely be good for publicity; assuming it goes to series, Develops will likely boast an audience filled with the sort of left-leaning smarties targeted by the news-and-opinion network. So what was the problem? Our spy speculates that even though Sorkin's ideology meshes with MSNBC's, the network's brass may have taken issue with the way More portrays the world of cable news and its corporate culture. In the pilot script we've seen, it's a land of egomaniacs working for wealthy drunks. (UPDATE: Our source has further elaborated to us that MSNBC also didn't like the fact that parts of the show seemed to be skewering left-leaning media.)
Interestingly, the lead character (to be played by Jeff Daniels) is a passionate, liberal Keith Olbermann–esque character who comes off as a jerk. Since Olbermann left MSNBC on bad terms (and, in his press rounds for his new Current TV show, missed few opportunities to take shots at his old home), you'd think execs would welcome the chance to have Matthews be part of a show that tweaks him back. We asked reps for MSNBC and Matthews, but they had no comment. HBO also declined comment, noting More is still in the pilot stages and that neither Matthews nor Breitbart have ever been confirmed as cast in the project.
From "Vulture", an on-line entertainment 'zine (link here).

2011 to 2012 Theater Season Schedule and Links




From the Las Vegas Review Journal Neon:
2011-12 Las Vegas Valley theater season schedule

More info:
To find complete schedules and venues of theater offerings in the Las Vegas Valley and surrounding areas, contact the following theater companies:
• British National Theatre of America (bntofa.org)
• Butcher Block Productions (butcherblocklv.com)
• Charleston Heights Arts Center, 229-6383
• City of Henderson (hendersonlive.com), 267-2171
• College of Southern Nevada (csn.edu/pac), 651-5483
• Cockroach Theatre (cockroachtheatre.com)
• Insurgo Theater Movement (insurgotheater.org), 771-7331
• Jade Productions (jadepro.com), 263-6385
• Las Vegas Academy (lvacademytheatre.org), (800) 585-3737
• Las Vegas Little Theatre (lvlt.org), 362-7996
• Las Vegas Shakespeare Company (lvshakes.org), 896-9517
• Nevada Conservatory Theatre (nct.unlv/edu), 895-3143
• Onyx Theatre (onyxtheatre.com), 732-7225
• Philip Shelburne Productions (PSFX.com
)• Rainbow Company, 229-6553
• Reed Whipple Cultural Center, 229-6211
• Signature Productions (signatureproductions.net), 878-7529
• Stage Door Entertainment (stagedoorlv.com), 581-5008
• Super Summer Theatre (supersummertheatre.com), 594-7529
• Theatre in the Valley, 558-7275
• Utah Shakespearean Festival (bard.org), (800) 752-9849
• University of Nevada, Las Vegas (unlv.edu), 895-2787

Additional venues and theatres:

Poor Richard's Players (poorrichardsplayers.com 703-4485

Rag Tag Entertainment (Ragtagent@yahoo.com)

Sanders Winery (775-727-1776 (Pahrump)

Smith Center for the Performing Arts (thesmithcenter.com) 982-7805

Starbright Theatre 240-1391

Theatre 7 (theatre7.com) 568-9663

See also DelValle Preview in the RJ (click here). and 

The RJ preview of the 2011 to 2012 Theatre Season can be found at http://www.lvrj.com/neon/taking-the-stage-102517384.html
 (click here).

Report from AFTRA member of Merger Work Group One


So, there is some news. Right now, I am heavily engaged in work on Merging SAG and AFTRA as part of the New Union Committee for AFTRA. I have been at this since a dinner Presidents Reardon, Howard, and Treasurers Aquino and yours truly dined 14 months ago and dreamt up the Presidents Forum. Despite the hurricane preventing us from a face to face, we managed to do our work this weekend and will be hard at it over the next few months.Visit the union websites for more info.

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