I got this from Arthur today — check it out if you get a chance! AG
I will be on Scrubs for the next three episodes (with
various degrees of prominence) starting tomorrow
night. Scrubs is on NBC. Check local listings.
Just thought I’d tell y’all if you wanted to
(literally) catch a glimpse of me.
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From Bobbi Burton — firstname.lastname@example.org — contact Bobbi with any questions. AG
Ty Jones has asked me to gather some extras and featured extras for an upcoming movie he is shooting. Here are the details:
Shoot Date: Saturday, October 23rd.
Place: Loose Park
Time: Call Time TBD, but probably 8AM.
Duration: Shoot will last until 1PM at Loose Park and will move to another, as yet undetermined location and shoot until approximately 5PM.
NOTE: This is an Independent Movie and therefore, there is no pay except experience and a resume credit and the chance to work with some very talented people. Please note that both extras and featured extras have no lines. The featured extras will have more screen time.
Many thanks to all of you who came all the way out to the wilds of Gladstone to see ART last month. After a slow start, we got some pretty good crowds the second weekend and we were all sad to close last Saturday. I think that, given a choice, we would have preferred to run another weekend!
This was one of the most exciting and satisfying projects that I’ve worked on thus far as an actor. It’s a rare thing in community theater, I think, to get a chance to work with a great script, wonderful actors, and a highly competent director and stage manager all at the same time. If you ever get a chance to work with Deb Hodge as a director (and Theresa will back me up on this), I highly recommend it!
This past weekend we shot The Pitch — the latest ATS Movie. Even though we really had too much to do and too little time in which to do it, I think we have everything we need to bring home a great story. This is probably the most ambitious shoot we’ve done and I’m hoping to live up to everyone’s efforts while I edit.
Here?re some props, in no particular order:
Zach Christman, Director of Photography — thanks for your keen eye and inventiveness with the shot set ups. And for keeping your patience while I had us doing laps around the conference room. Welcome to ATS Movies ? I hope we get to work together again.
Had a great lunch with John Keating on Tuesday this week. John’s been in Los Angeles since late last summer and has really done a great job of plugging into the LA network, placing himself in position to be there for the long haul. He’s had a manager for some time now, who’s always asking him for more photos to send out — and that’s a good sign. John’s had a number of auditions and a couple where he was specifically asked for, based on an earlier audition for that casting director.
We also talked about the work John’s doing in acting class — he’s studying with a guy named Steve Easton and it sound’s like he’s found a good fit. I asked John if his new coach is pushing him and he told me that he does — and brought up something I’d like to talk about here a bit.
Jeff is an ATS alum that left for the coast about the middle of last year — I thought he had some good practical advice for those thinking about going to that market. AG
Here are a few tips I have learned.
- Come here to LA when you feel you are ready to take that next step. Do
not try to force the move. Having money saved up in the thousands will help
you get started, but the main thing is to know what you are getting into.
Research the areas you would like to live in, find out how much car
insurance, apartment rent, deposits, and a car (if you do not have your own)
would cost you. And allow time to find a job. My suggestion would be to
Well, I know I haven’t written in awhile, sorry. But we’ve finally gotten The BFG open at the Coterie and I think we’ve really done well for ourselves. The review in the star came out (I hope this link works!) today and Robert Trussell seemed to like it a lot!
Doing the show twice a day and three times on Fridays is pretty taxing, both physically and well, physically. I have to be at the theatre about 2 hours before curtain to put on my ears and between the spirit gum, prosthetic wax and the solvents to remove both, my ears are really taking the heat! It’s a good day when the ears cooperate!
If you’re interested in seeing The BFG — the Big Friendly Giant, at the Coterie (the show I’ve been in rehearsal for) go to the Coterie ticket page ASAP. Tickets for weekend shows for the public tend to sell out quickly, so don’t wait. Continue reading
So for the past two weeks I’ve been in rehearsals for The BFG — the Big Friendly Giant — at the Coterie Theatre in Crown Center. Our director, Missy Koonce, is just the best show in town, all by herself!
Watching Missy direct, I just sit back and giggle. She just has FUN. And that pulls you into having fun yourself. She’s so inventive and her dry sense of humor is — wicked. And in addition to that, her basics — the nuts and bolts — are absolutely solid. Her mind is so quick that I’ve accused her of being raised on Ginko Biloba — that herb that sharpens your thinking?
Got this note from Arthur Saldanha, who moved to LA about a month ago. AG
Today marks exactly one month since I rolled into Los
Angeles. I can’t begin to tell you how surreal the
experience still is for me. For many reasons, which
I’ll get into in this e-mail.
But first things first, so during my first week in
L.A. I landed an extra role on the TV show, Las Vegas.
It aired this past Monday, March 15. I thank all of
you who sat through that whole hour, scouring each
scene for the 4 seconds of my fame. To answer your
questions: I was the valet who gets handed keys by the
tall, bald, black man who played the head valet; and I