Posted Nov 9, 2016

COMMERCIAL AUDITION REFRESHER with Cali Elizabeth Moore

FOR AGES: 13 and older

TIME: Friday, November 18th 6:30pm-10pm

COST: $95

CLASS DESCRIPTION: By popular demand, I present THE COMMERCIAL AUDITION REFRESHER! I’ve had many student ask, “What about commercials? How do I prepare for that audition? What are they expecting from me in the room?” Well, I’m happy to say, there’s a class for that! Each student will be assigned commercial copy at the beginning of class to be performed and critiqued. We will work on cold reads, improv based auditions, and taking direction. We will also discuss acting business including commercial contracts, residuals, unions, and new media/internet work. All ages and types welcome!

SPECIAL OFFER***Cali Elizabeth Moore will also be teaching two other classes the weekend of Nov. 18th-20th. The classes are: TV Audition Prep (Nov. 19th, $155) and Film/Theatre Audition Prep (Nov. 20th, $155). Students who take all three classes will receive $80 discount. (That’s three days of classes covering Commercial, TV, Film, Theatre, and Acting Business for $315 instead of $395! ) If you are interested in taking all three classes, please mention it in the notes below to receive the discount! Cali will also be providing private coaching outside of class Nov. 18 – Nov. 23rd. For more information, click on the private coaching tab.

TEACHER CALI ELIZABETH MOORE:

Cali Elizabeth Moore is a professional actress in New York City. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows including “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”, and the film “Micro”. Recently, Cali booked a YAHOO commercial that went viral and shot the tv pilot “The Fifth Borough” where she originated the role of “Gia”. Being a full service actress, Cali works in Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Voice Over, and Video Games you can play with the help of guides online where you can learn how to play overwatch. She has been acting since she was a child and has worked in every major market. Cali is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge she has gained from working in these markets over the years with you.

To register go to www.moorecasting.com and click on workshops or call 615-831-0039

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TELEVISION AUDITION PREP with Cali Elizabeth Moore

FOR AGES: 13 and older

TIME: Saturday, November 19th 1pm – 9pm (Dinner Break 530-630pm)

COST: $150.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION: This ALL NEW class in designed for actors interested in working specifically in Television! If you are the actor pursuing a polished TV audition and yearning to find your specific voice as an actor, this class is for you! Each actor will be assigned two sets of sides (one comedic and one dramatic) from a television series. Students will perform these sides in class and receive feedback to make their audition stand out. We will work on character development, being true to the genre, how to prepare, cold reads, and what to expect in the audition room. Later in the day we will do a “mock callback” where each student will do a scene as if it is a callback with producers. We will go over what to expect in a callback, how to take direction, and how to make strong choices. The purpose of this class is to equipt students with the confidence and tools to nail their television auditions and feel good about their performance when they leave the room! SPECIAL OFFER***Cali Elizabeth Moore will also be teaching two other classes the weekend of Nov. 18th-20th. The classes are: Commercial Audition Refresher (Nov. 18th, $95) and Film/Theatre Audition Prep (Nov. 20th, $155). Students who take all three classes will receive $80 discount. (That’s three days of classes covering Commercial, TV, Film, Theatre, and Acting Business for $315 instead of $395! ) If you are interested in taking all three classes, please mention it in the notes below to receive the discount! Cali will also be providing private coaching outside of class Nov. 18 – Nov. 23rd. For more information, click on the private coaching tab.

TEACHER CALI ELIZABETH MOORE: Cali Elizabeth Moore is a professional actress in New York City. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows including “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”, and the film “Micro”. Recently, Cali booked a YAHOO commercial that went viral and shot the television pilot “The Fifth Borough” where she originated the role of “Gia”. Being a full service actress, Cali works in Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Voice Over, and Video Games you can learn how to play with the help of sites online where you can learn how to play overwatch. She has been acting since she was a child and has worked in every major market. Cali is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge she has gained from working in these markets over the years with you.

To register go to www.moorecasting.com and click on workshops or call 615-831-0039

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FILM/THEATRE Audition Prep with Cali Elizabeth Moore

FOR AGES: 13 and older

TIME: Sunday, November 20th 1pm – 9pm (Dinner Break 5:30-6:30pm)

COST: $155.00

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Introducing the ALL NEW Film/Theatre Audition Prep! Do you get overwhelmed when you receive film audition sides? Do you have trouble choosing audition material for theatre auditions? Do you work mostly in theatre, but would like to transition into film? Or vice versa? Well, this is the class for you! We will work on choosing and perfecting monologues for initial theatre auditions and do a “mock callback” with sides from various plays. Later students will perform film sides and receive feedback on how to make their audition unique and professional. Finally, we will end the class with a Business/Networking portion where we will discuss unions, contracts, major acting markets, how to get an agent, pilot season, how to make lasting relationships with casting directors, and how to stay sharp as an actor!

SPECIAL OFFER***Cali Elizabeth Moore will also be teaching two other classes the weekend of Nov. 18th-20th. The classes are: Commercial Audition Refresher (Nov. 18th, $95) and TV Audition Prep (Nov. 19th, $155). Students who take all three classes will receive $80 discount. (That’s three days of classes covering Commercial, TV, Film, Theatre, and Acting Business for $315 instead of $395! ) If you are interested in taking all three classes, please mention it in the notes below to receive the discount! Cali will also be providing private coaching outside of class Nov. 18 – Nov. 23rd. For more information, click on the private coaching tab.

TEACHER CALI ELIZABETH MOORE:

Cali Elizabeth Moore is a professional actress in New York City. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows including “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”, and the film “Micro”. Recently, Cali shot the tv pilot “The Fifth Borough” where she originated the role of “Gia” and starred in the film “The Shvitzing”, Sarasota Film Festival’s 2016 award winner. Being a full service actress, Cali works in Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, Commercial, Voice Over, and Video Games. She has been acting since she was a child and has worked in every major market. Cali is enthusiastic about sharing the knowledge she has gained from working in these markets over the years with you.

To register go to www.moorecasting.com and click on workshops or call 615-831-0039

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Mastering the Musical Theatre Audition

Date: Monday November 21st 6:30pm-10pm Tuesday and November 22nd 6:30pm-10pm Price: $180.00

 This is a brand new workshop designed specifically for the Musical Theatre actor! The purpose of this class is to prepare actors for musical theatre auditions and help them nail the callback! You will be assigned a role from a musical to “mock audition” for a week before class. And just like a real audition, you will select a song you feel is an appropriate audition song for the character assigned. (Accompanist provided) You will then perform this song at our first class and receive helpful feedback on how to make your audition really stand out! We will go over song choice, vocal range, sheet music tips, beating nerves, and how to tell a story through song. The second class will be a “mock callback”. And just like a real callback, each student will receive sides and a song from a show a week before class. They will perform the callback material at the second class and learn what they can do to turn a callback into a booking! We will discuss how to make the character your own, taking direction, and being prepared. This class is for all ages and levels of musical theatre performers who are interested in perfecting their musical theatre auditioning skills. Please bring a your sheet music and headshot/resume.

TEACHER CALI ELIZABETH MOORE: Cali Elizabeth Moore is a professional actress in New York City. She has appeared in a number of films and television shows including “30 Rock”, “Ugly Betty”, and the film “Micro”. Recently, Cali starred in the Off Broadway musical “The Bardy Bunch” where she originated the role of “Marcia” and starred in the film “The Shvitzing”, Sarasota Film Festival’s 2016 award winner. Cali is a full services actress pursuing Film, TV, Theatre, Musical Theatre, and Commercial work. She has been acting since she was a child and has worked in every major market. She is providing this class to impart information to those with a significant interest in acting. ****Cali Elizabeth Moore will also be teaching three other classes the weekend prior to her Mastering the Musical Theater Audition class. The classes are: Commercial Audition Refresher (Nov. 18th, $95), TV Audition Prep (Nov. 19th, $155), and Film/Theatre Audition Prep (Nov. 20th, $155). Students who take one of these 3 classes will receive $45 discount on their Mastering the Musical Theater Audition class. (Making the class $135 instead of $180!) If you are interested in taking one of these classes as well, please mention it in the notes below to receive the discount!

To register go to www.moorecasting.com and click on workshops or call 615-831-0039

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PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS: Cali Elizabeth Moore will be providing coaching sessions November 18th – 23rd. Slots fill up fast so don’t miss out!

PRICE: $100 per hour

Private Coaching Session Topics:

* College Audition Prep – Working Through/Choosing RIGHT Material, Polishing the Audition, “Day Of” Acting Exercises.

* Musical Theatre Prep – Audition coming up? Let’s polish your material so you ace it!

* Pilot Season Prep – How to Self Tape Like a Pro, How To Make An Impression, Knowing Your Audition Genre

* Strengths/Weakness Mash Up – Polishing Strengths, Working Through Problem Areas, Smoothing out Kinks to Make You a Well Rounded Actor (Example: Strength – Drama, Weakness – Comedy)

* Improv Prep – Do you feel uncomfortable when asked to Improv in an audition? Let’s fix that!

* Or Customize Your Own!   To register go to www.moorecasting.com and click on workshops or call 615-831-0039

 
All workshops will be held at 
Moore Casting
c/o Skyway Studios
3201 Dickerson Pike
Nashville, TN. 37207
 
 
Regina Moore
Casting Director
Moore Casting

Posted Nov 8, 2016

JUST TO LET OUR MUSIC FANS KNOW ABOUT A NEW TV SHOW FOR SUNDAY, NOV. 13th.

American Supergroup Judge – Jennifer Nettles will be Performing.

We will need AUDIENCE MEMBERS for
a TV Series where contestants that have been hand chosen by music industry professionals and will form bands of all genres and then compete, head to head, for the exclusive title of “American Supergroup”. You will be part of the audience to watch, as these talented artists are judged.

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Third Live to Taped Show – All 5 bands will be performing.

American SuperGroup / America’s Next Band
With Judges
Jason Scheff, Jennifer Nettles (Jennifer Nettles will be Performing), Aloe Blacc,
and Elle King
With Host
Dave Styles

You will need to be available for the taping/recording on the day of Sunday, November 13, Nashville, TN.

THE AUDIENCE ARRIVAL TIME: will be 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm.

SHOW TIME: 1:00 until 6:00 pm

If you are interested in being considered for the show please let us know ASAP,
email us at nancy@moorecasting.com with your full name, your age, contact phone numbers, and current picture (No sunglasses or hats, please).

After receiving your information, we will email if you have been selected with the details in a confirmation letter.
The location of the seat fillers/audience arrival time will be sent to you in the confirmation letter. We must have your name on our audience list in order for you to attend the show. No confirmation numbers will be given. Your name will provide entrance into the show (ID required). You can be 15, 16, or 17 years old to attend with a Parent or Guardian and can be 18 years old and older to attend. The audience will be seated or used however production may need to utilize them.
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STAY THE FULL LENGTH OF THE LIVE TAPING/ RECORDING OF THE SHOW. People attending will not be paid. It’s for the enjoyment of the event.
PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE!

Regina Moore and Nancy Ellis will be coordinating this event.

Posted Sept 7. 2016

cene Discovery Workshop with Casting Director, Regina Moore

6 Week Scene Discovery Session for the Year 2016

DATE: October / November Session   – LAST SESSION OF THE YEAR

Time: 6:30 – 9:30PM

October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th and November 1st and 8th, 2016

Rate: $275.00 for a 3 to 3.5 hours (each session) 6 week course with extra week added for a makeup class.

Actors want to be confident in their abilities from the moment they are given a script. They want to experience the process of preparing and developing the choices that will be taped at the audition. All actors want to discover what type of characters they are best suited for, how to handle cold reads, and become comfortable with what is thrown at them in any situation. That is what we will be discovering in this workshop and more.

Actors must take ownership in deciding the types of characters (Scripts, Subjects, etc…) they want to portray and the projects they want to be associated with, as well as guiding their image with no regrets.

NOTE TO ACTOR: In this 6 week session we will also write and produce a scene (two actors will be paired together); directed by Regina Moore, that can be used for their actors reel, actors access, etc. Specifically designed for the actor and what they need for their reel.

This Scene Discovery Workshop will allow actors to learn in a nurturing, yet challenging atmosphere and walk away confident they have a better understanding in directing their career path.

We also write a scene and shoot it for the actors reel.

You can use PayPal on the Moore Casting website to make payment or contact office if other arrangements need to be made.

Posted July 18, 2016

Production title: Woodland (WT)
Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent 
Project length: Short Film (10 minutes)
Project format: 4K
Posted on: July 18th, 2016
Production location: Nashville, TN
Production Company: 
Director: Tyler W. Childs
Producer: Megan Winn
Audition Location: Digital Submission
Shooting Location: Nashville, TN
Email: tywalchi@gmail.com
Compensation: Unpaid (Film Festival Screen Time and IMDB Credit)

Auditions: Please email your headshot and resume to tywalchi@gmail.com
Shooting Starts: Aug 26, 2016
Shooting Ends: Aug 28, 2016

Synopsis:
“Woodland” is a film about four young boys adventuring in the wilderness. When the youngest of the group claims to have seen something fall from the sky, the four go and explore an abandoned mill in the middle of the mountains only to stumble upon a mystery that ends up healing their paralyzed friend. 

Character BIOS

[TOMMY CONLAN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 12-15]
Tommy is a natural leader and the oldest of the group. He is a protector that will do what it takes to keep his friends & family safe. While sometimes he may come off as a little harsh or demanding, he has a heart of gold and only has good intentions.
[DANNY CONLAN] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 10-15]
Danny is the little brother of Tommy and the youngest. He is small for his age but doesn’t let others push him around. He looks up to Tommy and aspires to be just like his big brother. Danny is one of the most compassionate kids in town and is known for how well he treats others. He is the one that convinced the group that he saw something fall from the sky and insists he is telling the truth.
[BRYCE BARTON ] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 12-15]
Bryce has been friends with Tommy for years. He is a chunky kid with a personality as big as he is. He follows Tommy faithfully, but almost always whines about what ever it is they are doing. Bryce can be loud and annoying at times, but he always provides comic relief within the group. He doesn’t believe Danny saw anything.
[JACKSON COLLINS] [GENDER: MALE] [AGE: 12-15]
Jackson was born with a deformity in his spine and has no leg functionality. While he is bound to spend his whole live in a wheelchair, he has an excellent outlook on life. His chair doesn’t hold him back from hanging with the guys and living a normal life. He is a small kid with a huge smile, it seems that nothing can get him down. He is a great encourager and always helps others to see the silver linings in life.

Posted March 2, 2016

Improv for Actors
One-on-one with a Casting Director
LOCATION: Moore Casting Offices
DATE: Saturday, April 2nd, 2016
TIME: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Price: $125.00
Improv is not always about being funny. Its actually about thinking quickly on your feet and being able to react to any situation you may be placed in at an audition or performance.
Regina Moore and Barry McAlister have designed a workshop around improv skills that will, 1) give you simple but powerful tools to use, and 2) allow you to experience an audition through the eyes of the casting director.
Fun and eye opening sessions using improv games and exercises are used to explore basic elements that will put you miles ahead of the competition. Then commercials and scripts will be used to literally place the actor in the audition room, connecting with the casting director one on one.
It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door, and this workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed. The basic fear is not knowing what to expect in an audition, and that can make it difficult to focus. Come see it from the Casting Directors perspective.
This workshop gives the actor useful, dynamic tools to work with, then provides one on one direction- all in a fun atmosphere that allows them to relax and learn.
The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.
Casting Director, Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Regina, first an actress, works currently as a casting director in the areas of Film, Television, Commercials, print, music videos and live performance. As an instructor, she relates to actors through casting and teaching. She is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach. Her workshops deal with the audition process and she relates to the actor regardless of wither they are a beginner or a pro. She is accomplished in the field of casting, developing projects for production companies, and network television as a consultant in relationship to T.V. Hosts, actors, live performers, and audience related programming.
Hello, Regina!

The “improv” side of the class is the hook that got me interested in attending. The teaching presents a great beginning in an area I have heard about and seen but never actually tried out. It reminds me of stuff we did in college which I have, unfortunately, lost touch with. Taking your class tells me I must pursue that avenue further.
The “meet the casting director” side of the class is a very helpful bonus because it allows me to see behind the casting camera, presenting insights into how you do what you do, some whys, and some of how these things reflect what your clients are looking for. De-mystifying that experience promises me more peace of mind next time.
I was delighted with it all. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
Jordan
This is a workshop you must attend if your ready to move to the next level.
Click on Workshops, then look for Improv for Actors listed to the left of the page – click on that. Select Improv for Actors in the category within the form.
Fill out the form and submit.  That will take you to PayPal and other forms of payment to hold your spot.  If you have any questions call us at 615-650-6293
Regina Moore
Casting Director
Moore Casting

Posted March 2, 2016

ON CAMERA SUMMER CAMP for YOUNG ACTORS
presented by
Nashville Acting Studio

Nashville Acting Studio is opening its specialized and concentrated for camera, on camera, training to young actors for our week long summer camp intensive.  Actors between the ages of 11 and 18 may apply*.
We will feature:
·      On camera training shot on full 1080p HD cameras with three acting coaches, including Caroline Locorriere who is regarded as the best acting coach in Nashville
·      Monologue and Scene Showcase (material selected from film and television) with local agents invited to attend along with your guests
·      Digital copy of students’ work for them to have upon completion, including the showcase
·      Audition Training for commercials, television and film
·      Practical Business Aspects, such as headshot and resume development and interaction with casting directors, agents and directors as well as expectations on a set

Students will be coached in:
·      Sensorial Detail, Focus and Concentration, Goal/Action/Obstacle, Script Analysis and Emotional Preparation

DATES:
June 13th – 17th, 2016

TIME:
Monday through Friday, 9:30-3:30

PRICE:
$450
Contact caroline@nashvilleactingstudio.com for a registration form or with questions about the camp.  You may also reach Caroline at 615-598-8986.  Visit www.nashvilleactingstudio.com to find out more about us.  Click on the Youth tab for more information about the camp or go directly to

www.nashvilleactingstudio.com/youth/summercamp/

*Potential students may be asked to submit a video audition unless referred by their talent agent.

Posted February 20, 2016

SKY UNLIMITED ARTS

Presents

A VOICE ACTING WORKSHOP

WITH ERIC STUART
In this exclusive workshop presented by Sky Unlimited Arts, Eric Stuart will teach you all about the world of voice acting! It will provide valuable techniques and information regarding the business of voice acting in film and television. This workshop is designed for aspiring voice actors, ages 16 and up.
Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016 – or – Sunday, March 6th, 2016

Time: 9:30am check-in
10:00am to 12:00pm – 1st session
1:00pm to 4:00pm – 2nd session

Cost: $200.00

Location: 6302 Highway 100
Nashville, TN 37205

Registration and payment due by February 20th.

Limited to 15 actors each day.
Workshop will include:
– Audition techniques
– How to take direction
– Breaking down copy
– Find the right ‘voice’ for the role
– The nuances of inflection and pace
– How to be credible and sound like you know what you’re talking about,
even If you don’t!
– The differences in commercial, narration, audiobook, and cartoon voice
acting, and how to adjust for each project
– Microphone technique
– What goes on your voice-over demo and what you need to know before
you get one produced
– How to approach a voice over agent
– Advice on how to get your foot in the door in the highly competitive world of voice
acting
– Plus, many other educational and entertaining stories about working as a voice
actor
THE TEAM:

ERIC STUART

With a career spanning over 25 years, Eric Stuart has mastered almost every aspect a voice acting profession has to offer. Starring in, and directing hit cartoons, animated movies, audio books, national radio spots and TV commercials.

Stuart has portrayed an impressive roster of beloved characters on TV shows such as; Pokémon, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Slayers to name a few. His voice talents are also frequently used in national commercial campaigns such as; Priceline, Planters Nuts, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and L’Oreal. His voice has even been used in several comedy skits for The David Letterman Show. In addition to his experience behind the mic, Eric has been a major player in the voice acting community as a casting director, script writer, producer and audio engineer.

With years of experience on both sides of the glass, Eric will teach you about the exciting world of voice acting.
Karen Embry

Talent manager, Karen Embry, has represented actors and musicians that star in film and television for more than 20 years. She has collaborated with many talent agents at the largest talent agencies in Los Angeles, and she has coordinated deals for her artists with the top casting offices, production companies, studios and networks in entertainment.

Karen enjoyed managing the early acting career of her son, Ethan Embry, for his starring roles in several feature films including the Ridley Scott film from Buena Vista Pictures, White Squall, the Fox Films production directed by Tom Hanks, That Thing You Do!, the Disney film, A Far Off Place, the John Hughes comedy from Fox Films, Dutch, the Columbia Pictures film, Can’t Hardly Wait, the Warner Bros film, Vegas Vacation, produced by Jerry Weintraub, All I Want for Christmas from Paramount Pictures, Empire Records from New Regency, and several other feature films in starring roles opposite some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

Under Karen’s management, her daughter, actress/photographer Kessia Kordelle Embry, co-starred opposite Oprah Winfrey in Jonathan Demme’s Buena Vista feature, Beloved, and several other feature films. Karen also managed the recording/producing/touring music career of her son, Aaron Embry, during his years as a Capitol Records artist with producer Ron Aniello, the producer of Bruce Springsteen’s 2012 album, Wrecking Ball.
Additionally, Karen managed the entertainment careers of young Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater/actress/public speaker Tara Lipinski, the Nashville based popular Disney Channel/Radio Disney actress/recording artist/performer Coco Jones, young actor/singer Tilky Jones from the multi-platinum pop band Take 5, the talented young teen film and TV star Caitlin Wachs, and several adult actors starring in film and television.
Virginia Cannon

Managing partner and administrative director of Sky Unlimited Arts, Virginia has a long history in the entertainment industry including artist management in the music industry. For over a decade, Virginia has been advocating and promoting musical artists and songwriters. She hosts Virginia Cannon Presents!, a popular Songwriter/Performer show that takes place several times a month at The Aloft Hotel on West End in Nashville.

Virginia does live performance coaching for musicians and guides the careers of young performers and songwriters.

Virginia is the hands on, feet on the ground in Nashville, representative of Sky Unlimited Arts. Her rapport with the young artists she works with creates a nurturing and confidence building environment to build their natural skills and instincts while working on roles. Virginia also works with young artists to record their self-recorded auditions on camera for upcoming roles and guides them to utilize their natural instincts to take on a character.

As Director of Artist Relations for the guitar company, Voyage-Air Guitar, Virginia met with executive producers and creators of popular TV series such as Californication and a TV pilot from J. J. Abrams about placing the guitars on their shows, and she successfully placed the guitars in several feature films and on such hit TV shows as Homeland and season four of Glee, when series lead Jacob Artist, “Jake Puckerman”, played a Voyage-Air Guitar while serenading his love interest, “Marley” on the football field bleachers.

Posted January 25, 2016

FILM SCHOOL’S SPRING 2016 AUDITIONS SET FOR FEBRUARY 6 (http://www.watkins.edu/auditions-spring2016/)

January 25, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2016 student film projects onSaturday, February 6, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.

Directors of approximately 20 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring résumés and head shots for each audition (or a photo can be taken at the reading).

Ava DuVernay on the set of "Selma" (2014)

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) for individual productions will be posted to this page and distributed on site.

Breakdowns will be added as they are made available by directors.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Individual appointments are not available.

  • 10 to 11 a.m. – Leading men, age range 19-40
  • 11 a.m. to noon – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
  • Noon to 1 p.m. – Leading women, age range 19-40
  • 1 to 2 p.m. – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
  • 3 to 4 p.m. – Young men and women, age range 8-18

NOTE:  No overall make-up audition session will be offered. However, after production breakdowns are posted, actors who cannot attend the February 6 casting day may contact specific directors concerning particular roles. If headshots and résumés are submitted electronically, please include name in file title.

All cast members will be invited to a screening of projects at the end of the semester and will have access to an online copy of the film and a quick-time file (without music) to cut into a reel.

For any questions not answered here, email auditions@watkins.edu. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center (across from the Looby). Free parking is available in the campus lot.

Richard Gershman

Chair, Film School
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
615.277.7434 (office) 818-635-2119 (cell)

Posted Nov 19, 2015

SUBJECT LINE:
     FREE Getting Started in Voice Over Workshops – Dec 3, 4 & 5
BODY COPY:
Hello everyone!
I just heard from David H. Lawrence XVII, and he’ll be coming to Nashville at the beginning of December to teach three free voiceover workshops.
The workshops are being held at Gemini Production Group (by the Nashville Airport) at these times:
Thursday Dec-3 at 7:15pm
Friday Dec-4 at 4:15pm
Saturday Dec-5 at 1:15pm
This is a great opportunity to learn about the world of voiceover. If you’ve been thinking about starting in voiceover or you’re looking for ways to make your existing voiceover career more satisfying, this workshop is not to be missed!
Seats are limited (and the workshops are free so they’ll fill up fast), so if you’re interested, follow the links below and grab your spot!

Posted August 31, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information, contact:
Caroline Davis, director of external relations
615.277.7403 • cdavis@watkins.edu • Watkins.edu

CALENDAR LISTING: General auditions by the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film for Fall 2015 student film productions, Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the campus at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., in Metro Center. See Watkins.edu for audition schedule
and casting breakdowns.

Watkins Sets Sept. 12 Casting Call for Film School Productions

Nashville, TN (August 13, 2015) – Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2015 student film projects on Saturday, September 12, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center.
Directors of approximately 16 productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring headshots and résumés.

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) will be posted to Watkins.edu/auditions-fall2015 as available and distributed on site.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.); please note that individual appointments are not available.

• 10 to 11 a.m. – Leading men, age range 19-40
• 11 a.m. to noon – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
• Noon to 1 p.m. – Leading women, age range 19-40
• 1 to 2 p.m. – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
• 3 to 4 p.m. – Children and youth, age range 8-18

Visit Watkins.edu for more information or email auditions@watkins.edu. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in Metro Center (across from the Looby). Free parking is available in the campus lot.

All cast members will be invited to a screening of projects at the end of the semester and will have access to an online copy of the film and a quick-time file (without music) to cut into a reel.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a private, not-for-profit, fully accredited four-year baccalaureate college offering a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design and Photography, a Bachelor of Arts in Art, and Certificates in Film and in Interior Design. Established in 1885 as a community-based learning institution, Watkins continues to shape and positively influence the cultural horizon and economy of our community through art, design and film instruction in an academic setting, as well as through the Community Education program for youth, teens and adults. Visit Watkins.edu.

Offering one of the College’s oldest degree programs, The Film School offers a demanding and immersive curriculum that explores the artistic, technical and business aspects of filmmaking to provide a truly hands-on experience for aspiring professionals. While rooted in dramatic narrative, the program encourages documentaries, commercials, music videos, experimental films, and television/web programs as students develop their technical skills and sharpen the focus on their unique artistic vision. Through deep study of the primary roles of writing, producing, directing, imaging, and editing; access to the latest—and next—technologies; a portfolio reel of increasingly complex projects, and opportunities to connect with the professional creative community, graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in film, video, news and entertainment.

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2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37228 615.383.4848 Watkins.edu

Posted July 10, 2015

WATKINS PRE-COLLEGE FILM

Production title: Too

Producers: Students of the 2015 Watkins Pre-College Film Program

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union

Production Type: Student Short With Dialogue

Project length: ~10 to 15 minutes

Shooting Location: Watkins College of Art Design and Film

Shoot Dates: All Day: July 15th and 16th Half Day: July 17th

Email: precollege@watkins.edu

Compensation: No Pay, DVD copy, digital file

SYNOPSIS: Father wants better for his son than he had. Son has split personality.

 

CHARACTERS:

 

James – LEAD: Late teens to early 20’s, passive, self-pitying, brotherly

 

Evan – LEAD: Late teens to early 20’s, passive-aggressive, laid-back, witty, millennial stereotype

 

Dad – LEAD: Late 40’s to early 50’s, stern

 

AUDITION: Monday, July 13th, 2015

TIME: 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film (Room 501)

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37330

 

SHOOT: Wednesday, July 15th /Thursday, July 16th/Friday, July 17th, 2015

TIME: WED/THURS (9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.) FRI (12:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.)

LOCATION: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.

Nashville, TN 37330

 

Please bring headshot and resume. Actor “Sides” will be available on site.

 

Posted April 16, 2015

L.A. Casting Director, Krisha Bullock holding a Workshop

A special workshop coming to Nashville, May 17th, 2015, held at Moore Casting.

Over the last couple of years I have been working with Nickelodeon casting professionals in L.A. and New York as a liaison when they travel to Nashville to search for young talent. It is important we know what they are looking for and prepare for those opportunities.

Krisha Bullock, C.S.A, is coming to Nashville to offer her knowledge and expertise as a TOP kids casting professional in Los Angeles. Moore Casting, llc is excited to have Krisha back for only her 2nd trip to Nashville.

Krisha Bullock, CSA is one of the top kids Casting Director in Los Angeles. She most recently just won an Artios award (like an Oscar for CD’s), for her excellence in Kids Casting. She is also currently up for a “Heller” award in Casting. She is also currently casting a new kids show.

Her Casting Credits include the hit shows:

“Henry Danger”,  “Sam and Cat”, “Degrassi”, “iCarly” , and “VicTORIous”on Nickelodeon.   She will be flying for the first time to Nashville, TN for one day only on May 17th, and conducting two audition classes at Moore Casting, LLC. Both classes are the same and from 10am to 1pm OR 2pm to 5pm. These classes are for ALL kids ages 8-19 at all levels.  The classes are small….Max 20 in the class. This is an educational workshop with the opportunity to learn from one of the top Kids CD’s and teachers.  All parents will learn a lot about the industry as she will do a 1/2 Q and A for parents at the end of the class. All the info and registration can be found on the website listed below. This class is a rare educational opportunity and sells out immediately in LA very quickly, as well as across the country.

NOTE: PLEASE remember to enter the promo code “MOORECASTING” and save $45 off.

Sign up and get more info:  www.TheCastingWorkshops.com

 

Think this would be a good workshop for any aspiring young actor looking for training from a Top Casting Director.

 

Please let me, Regina Moore, know if you are planning on attending.

 

Regina Moore

Casting Director

Moore Casting

Posted March 30, 2015

It’s Summer at The Bug!
Enroll today!
Original Playwrighting Contest and Production!!
Submissions: 18 and underPlaywrights!!!
As you may know, the Theater Bug is proud to produce 3 original plays a year. Two written by artistic director and founder, Cori Anne Laemmel and one written by our Extreme Playwrighting group. This year we would like to add to the celebration of new works in Nashville and at the Bug, by announcing our original playwrighting contest!

Playwrights 18 and under will be asked to submit an original one act that runs 30 minutes and is not a musical. Pieces must be appropriate for actors ages 6-18 and cater to a cast of 15-25. If your piece is selected, it will be work shopped with theater Bug staff, local playwrights and actors and then rehearsed and performed at the end of the summer. Playwrights will be asked to be a part of the one-week rehearsal process.

Submission deadline is: Monday, June 1st. For submission guidelines, and forms please click HERE to download.

Musical Theater Dance for ActorsJune 15th-19th
Ages 8-18 Beginners, intermediate/advanced
Monday-Friday 9am-11am, 12pm-3pm
Performance Friday at 5pm
Beginners: $125, Intermediate/advanced: $150
For one week actors will learn choreography from several Broadway shows in the styles of Tap, Jazz, Fosse and more. We will also hone our skills for how to nail your dance callback and how to pick up choreography quickly during auditions and the rehearsal process. Groups will perform on Friday evening at 5pm for friends and family. All skill levels are encouraged to participate.

REGISTER

For Questions regarding our sliding scale financial aid program, please email info@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358

Audition Preparation: Plays
July 13th-18th
Ages 8-18
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm (Some days may go until 12:30pm)
Panel Saturday at 11am
$150 ($125 if you also register for Musical Prep)For one week actors will learn choreography from several Broadway shows in the styles of Tap, Jazz, Fosse and more. We will also hone our skills for how to nail your dance callback and how to pick up choreography quickly during auditions and the rehearsal process. Groups will perform on Friday evening at 5pm for friends and family. All skill levels are encouraged to participate.

REGISTER
For Questions regarding our sliding scale financial aid program, please email info@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358

Beginning Acting and Audition Preparation
June 22nd-26th
Ages 5-9
Monday-Friday 9am-12pm
Performance Friday at 12pm
$150
Have a feeling your kiddo may be bitten by the bug? This is a great introduction into the world of theater! In this one-week camp kids will learn theater and acting basics and receive instruction on how to put together an audition!REGISTER
For Questions regarding our sliding scale financial aid program, please email info@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358
Audition Preparation: Musicals
July 13th-18th
Ages 8-18
Monday-Friday 12pm-3pm (Some days will have an early arrival at 11:30)
Panel Saturday at 11am
$150 ($125 if you also register for play prep)
There is so much that goes into the preparation of a musical theater audition, from choosing your 16 bars, to learning tips on how to nail a dance call, to cold reading from the script! During this one-week camp students will receive group and individual instruction on how to perfect your audition. Each participant will work on a 16 bar song selection, along with cold readings, resume and headshot information, ways to deal with nerves and how to dress to succeed! At the end of the week each student will perform their pieces in a mock audition for local casting directors, instructors and professional actors, and receive feedback from behind the table! This camp is advised for students with some prior experience.REGISTER
For Questions regarding our sliding scale financial aid program, please email info@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358
 
Disney Divas, Duos and Evil Doers
June 29th-July 3rd
Ages 6-18
Monday-Friday 9am-3pm
Performance: Friday 5pm
$200Love Disney musicals? Always wanted a chance to perform those songs? Want to improve your performance skills while working with an awesome cast and talented instructors? During this one-week camp, performers will rehearse for a one-night cabaret of Disney music and choreography. Several actors will be chosen to perform solo or in a small group or duet. All skill levels are encouraged to participate.

REGISTER
For Questions regarding our sliding scale financial aid program, please email info@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358

Original One Act Production
Ages 8-18
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday 9am-3-pm
Performance: Friday 6pm
Audition information will be released by July 1st, after the play has been selected.

After the winner of our original youth script is chosen we will be holding auditions for their original play that will be rehearsed and performed in this exciting one week camp. This is your chance to be part of the ORIGINAL cast of a new work! Registration information will be released at a later date for this program. 

 

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Posted March 29, 2015

WHAT: An on camera class for teens with Jessejames Locorriere (check out his IMDB page here: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0517028/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1- ) –  every week students will be put on camera, focused on auditioning and working with the camera on commercial, TV and film content

DATES: April 11, 18 25, May 2, 9 and 16 (that is six consecutive Saturdays beginning on April 11 and ending on May 16, with a flex class on May 23 in case a makeup class must be scheduled due to a class being cancelled)

TIME: Saturdays 9:30AM-12:30PM

CLASS SIZE: 16 maximum

AGE: 12 to 18 years old

COST: $275

TO REGISTER: email caroline@nashvilleactingstudio.com

Posted March 23, 2015

Scene Discovery Workshop with Casting Director, Regina Moore

Starting on April 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, & 12th

6:30pm to 9:00pm for 6 weeks – Sorry we usually goes over time wise.

Rate: $225.00 for a 2.5 hours (each session) 6 week course (15 hours total)

Actors want to be confident in their abilities from the moment they are given a script. They want to experience the process of preparing, and developing the choices that will be taped at the audition. All Actors want to discover what type of characters they are best suited for, how to handle cold reads, becoming comfortable at what is thrown at them in any situation. That is what we will be discovering and more.

Actors must take ownership in deciding the types of characters (Scripts, Subjects, etc…) they want to portray and the projects they want to be associated with, as well as guiding their image with no regrets.

This Scene Discovery Workshop will allow actors to learn in a nurturing, yet challenging atmosphere. Walking away confident they have a better understanding in directing their career path.

Interested actors can go to my website www.moorecasting.com click on workshops look at the list of workshops on the left of the page click on Scene Discovery 6 weeks and the description will pop up.
Below the description you will see a registration form, fill it out and submit. When you click on submit it will take you to payment options, credit card, PayPal, etc.

You can use PayPal to make payment or contact office if other arrangements need to be made.

 

Posted March 14, 2015

Taping the Day Player Audition – Saturday, April 11

This workshop is for actors 18 yr+ who are auditioning regularly and self-taping for film, television and commercials. The audition process in this area of the country has changed. The ever-growing market in Atlanta, the Carolinas and the southeast has established a different game. Auditioning in front of a casting director is no longer the norm. More and more, you as an actor are expected to self tape your auditions. This workshop will focus on mimicking that self taping experience, while sharpening your skills to better navigate our ever-changing industry and refining your talents specifically for the day player audition experience. This is a rare opportunity to work with Kim in a fun, creative, career-enhancing workshop.

This intensive workshop will include:
The primary focus of this intensive is taping the day player auditions that are currently so prevalent in the Nashville, Atlanta and Southeast markets. Much like a request for a self-taped audition, participants will be given scenes/sides specifically chosen for them and will submit a self-taped audition prior to the workshop. At the workshop, we will review those self-tapes as a group and critique. We will look at what worked, what didn’t work and Kim will encourage you to examine the choices you made and discuss how to improve on those. We will explore the challenges of self-taping, how to establish a believable character with 5 lines and little to no background information.  How to make your most interesting and creative choices while taking risks that make sense for you and your character, and ultimately how to decide which is the best take to submit for your audition. Giving you a competitive advantage to excel at your taped audition and be the stand out amongst the dozens of other submissions. Following a Q & A, we will discuss headshot styles and I will share with you simple strategies that work in directors session and more.

Saturday, April  11

11am to 5pm with 1 hour break 1:30pm-2:30pm

Location –

Hampton Inn Greenhills

Visit www.castingfilm.com to sign up

Posted Feb 20, 2015

Spring Break 2015 Announced!

The Theater Bug’s Got Talent!
March 16th-20th and 23rd-27th
Ages 6-16

Have a special talent that you want to showcase? Want to perfect your act? Excited to learn more about music, dance and performance? Are you part of a group or duo that would love a chance to perform? Join The Theater bug for their 2015 Spring Break Camp: The Theater Bug’s got talent!
During this one week camp, students will have a chance to learn more about music, dance and performance while rehearsing for a showcase at the end of the week! Several students will also be selected to perform solo or with their duo or small group, with a chance to work one on one with instructors to polish their act!
March: 16th-20th (Williamson County Spring Break), 9am-3pm AND March: 23rd-27th (Davidson County Spring Break) 9am-3pm
Week one will be held in partnership with Studio Tenn and held at their offices and rehearsal space located in the Factory at Franklin! Performance and Friday rehearsal located at The Theater Bug Performance venue.

Week 2 will be held at The Theater Bug performance space located in the back building of New Life Baptist Church: 4809 Gallatin Pike.

All participants must audition to participate in this program. Please note that auditions are only for skill assessment and not for admittance into the program. All students will be admitted unless there is a clear behavioral issue present.

Auditions will be held at The Theater Bug Saturday, February 28th from 2pm-7pm.

Camp cost: $200 due upon enrollment. Second child in household $150. Financial aid available.

TO REGISTER

Click HERE and sign up on through our online registry…

THEN…

Email cori@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358 to schedule your audition time.

If you cannot pay online:

Mail payment to:
130 Habersham ct
Goodlettsville, TN 37072

For questions please email: cori@thetheaterbug.org or call 615-818-7358

For financial aid application please email: info@thetheaterbug.org

We can’t wait to see these stars shine!!

Gleek Week
Spring Break 2011
SMASH Camp
Spring Break 2012
The songs of NASHVILLE
Spring Break 2014

Posted Feb 19,2015

AUDITIONS
FOR
“MISS MARGARIDA’S WAY”
When: Saturday, February 21st from 2-5PM
Where: Watkins College of Art, Design & Film

Project: Miss Margarida’s Way by Roberto Athayde, a play originally banned, then censored in Brazil has been performed twice on Broadway. It is a hilarious and scathing diatribe on autocratic society and more importantly the institution of education. The audience plays the part of an eighth grade class taught by the strict, near hysterical Miss Margarida. In rapid-fire delivery, Miss Margarida teaches the principles of English, Mathematics, Geography, History, Biology and Drug Education, offering her unique wisdom.

Role: Miss Margarida, a 30-50 year old, schoolteacher, in turns sweet and caustic, solicitous and sarcastic, attempts to teach the principles of education while trying to maintain discipline and obedience. She is paranoid, sexually frustrated, and unbalanced. She knows only one way to teach and that way is Miss Margarida’s Way. (This is essentially a one-person show.)

Director: Richard Gershman who arrived in Nashville last year to Chair the Film School at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has directed for LORT theatres on the west coast, the Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory and the South Coast Repertory. He has also directed for television, CBS dramas, Chicago Hope and Judging Amy.

Rehearsals: Monday and Wednesday evenings and some weekend rehearsals to be arranged. Beginning February 25th.
Performances: Thursday – Sunday over 2 weekends – March 26-29, April 2-5.

AEA and non-union may apply. Some pay. Please submit picture and resume to:
rgershman@watkins.edu

Posted Feb 17, 2014

Name: Julianna Lighty

Email: Juliannalighty@gmail.com

Subject: Actors and actresses needed for extras

Message: Hello,

   Kris Wente ans Kyler Wilson recommended that I send a casting
notice to you for a short film this Saturday. 

    KW KW Productions is now casting for extras for their upcoming
short film entitled "Presenting Shakespeare's Julius Caesar". The film
will be shot on Saturday, February 21st from 6-9pm in Smyrna. 
    The film follows one man's struggle to overcome the loss of his
wife. By taking on her duties as the community's deaf theater
director, he hopes to find the strength to move on. 
     We are looking for actors and actresses between the ages of 14-25
to be high school students. This is a non paid gig, but we will
provide a copy of the finished product for reels. You will also be
taught some sign language for the scene. 
      Please send a headshot and resume to juliannalighty@gmail.com. 

Thank you for your assistance!
Julianna Lighty

Posted Nov 17, 2014

KEVIN SIZEMORE’S ACTING WORKSHOP www.imdb.me/kevinsizemore

“I’ve had the opportunity to know Kevin Sizemore when he first began his very successful acting career.

Starting with his first TV Commercial I cast him in, where he received his SAG card to the most recent film he shot in Nashville, TN, “Last Best Summer Ever”. Kevin is a successful Actor living in Los Angeles and due to his high demand, he is now shooting a film in Alabama. He has offered to make himself available to travel to Nashville and teach the below Workshops.

This is an Actor that is in the mix of what is happening currently in the industry and I feel he offers a fresh perspective.”

Regina Moore Casting Director Moore Casting

Kevin Sizemore is known as Gary Humphrey on the ABC hit Resurrection and Paul Randolph on the CBS hit Under The Dome. He recently just wrapped the local film Last Best Summer Ever here in Nashville.  His notable appearances are Stalker, Rizzoli & Isles, 24, & Red Line. Airing this Thanksgiving through the month of Dec on UPtv is his film A Christmas Tree Miracle and his latest film Woodlawn is currently in production now and filming in Alabama. In 2011 Kevin was awarded Best Actor for his role in the film Useless & in 2013 he won Best Supporting Actor for the film Heartfall at the 168 Film Festival.  His son Gunnar Sizemore is currently recurring on the ABC series Nashville.  For more info on Kevin, visit www.imdb.me/kevinsizemore

STUDENTS COMMENTS

“LOVED him! He was great, funny, interactive and very informative about the business and how to strengthen your performance…” – Tori

“I really enjoyed the class. I was very comfortable with Kevin and his …teaching style. Now I feel that acting is something I would like to pursue.” – Brittany

NASHVILLE WORKSHOP INFORMATION BELOW-

Date: Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 

Young Performers Workshop 

10 AM to 2 PM Ages 8 to 13 years old Cost: $125.00

***NOTE: 14 and 15 year olds will be placed in the appropriate workshop (Young Performers or the Adult Workshop), determined by training and experience.

Adult Workshop

3 PM to 7 PM Ages 16 years old and Up Cost: $125.00

 Seminar includes: 

Scene Study & Cold Reads

Agents vs. Managers

Headshot / Resume 101

Auditioning for the Camera

How to begin & tag auditions

How to know what roles fit you

Should I move to New York or Los Angeles

Limited Space / Advanced Reservations Only

Contact:   Regina Moore / 615.831.0039

E-mail: moorecasting@comcast.net OR go on line to www.moorecasting to register

 Payment in Advance by Debit/Credit or Cash

Posted 9/15/14

Hello all!!

Some of our new programming for Fall and Winter have already filled or are close to full and we want to make sure you are registered if you would like to participate!

Registration is super easy and can now be done online through our website:

http://www.thetheaterbug.org/#!registration

Just click the link and follow the instructions on the registration site! Once you have registered you will still need to mail payment to: 130 Habersham ct, Goodlettsville, TN 37072.

Our Spotlight program this week is our Fall Break Kids on Camera Camp! This camp will run October 6th-10th from 9am-12pm. It is instructed by Cori Anne Laemmel and a brand new bug teaching artist, Megan Murphy Chambers! In this week young performers create projects like a music video, movie trailer and more while improving their on camera acting skills, improvisation abilities, team building, audition technique and creative thinking. At the end of the week we will have a red carpet screening for friends and family here at The Theater Bug! Here is a peek from our first on camera camp in 2013!

On Camera music video:


Cori Anne Laemmel
Artistic Director

www.thetheaterbug.org

Posted May 20, 2014

An amazing opportunity for Shakespeare loving Bugs!

Nashville Shakespeare festival and The Theater Bug present:

A one week Shakespeare camp where kids 10-14 will learn and perform A Midsummer Night’s Dream!

June 2nd-6th
9am-3pm
Located at The Theater Bug
Instructed by: Nettie Craft

Camp Cost is $150, financial aid available

We will only admit 16 students, so sign up quickly! Registration form is attached.

Performance is Friday evening and students must be available to perform to participate in camp.

See you there!


Cori Anne Laemmel
Artistic Director

www.thetheaterbug.org

Student’s Name: Age: Birth date:

Parent/Guardian’s Name:
Home Phone: Cell Phone: Work Phone:
Email Address:

Emergency Contact Name: Phone:
Alternate Emergency Contact Name: Phone:

Allergies/medical or special needs of student: ]

Please choose which program you would like to register for:

0Shakes Camp: A Midsummer Night’s Dream…………………………………….. $150

PAYMENT INFORMATION:

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE: ___________

PAYMENT METHOD (check one)

0 Check (please make checks out to THE THEATER BUG and mail to: PO Box 438 Mt Juliet TN 37121)
0 Cash

Spots will not be reserved until payment is made or financial aid or payment plans have been applied for. Camp fee is non-refundable after May 26th.

To inquire about financial aid or payment plans please email finance@thetheaterbug.org

I confirm that all of the above information is correct

_________________________________ _______________________
Parent/Guardian signature Date

Posted on May 13, 2014

NASHVILLE ACTING STUDIO SUMMER WORKSHOP FOR TEENS
a two day intensive for serious young actors
Date: June 11 and 12, 9:30-3:30pm
 
Location: our studio in Berry Hill (2701 Greystone Rd.)
 
Ages: 12 to 18 year olds
 
Training: commercial, TV and film auditioning as well as business aspects including marketing materials and self taping; also concentration, focus, sensorial detail and emotional preparation
 
Cost: $250
 
Class Size: 16 maximum
Please email me at caroline@nashvilleactingstudio.com if you would like to register a child or have any questions (please provide me with the age of the child who is interested).

Posted May 12, 2014

LOCATION: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site)

DATE: Saturday, May 17th, 2014

TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (now extended to 3pm)

COST: $125.00

Improv is not always about being funny. Its actually about thinking quickly on your feet and being able to react to any situation you may be placed in at an audition or performance.

Regina Moore and Barry McAlister have designed a workshop around improv skills that will, 1) give you simple but powerful tools to use, and 2) allow you to experience an audition through the eyes of the casting director.

Fun and eye opening sessions using improv games and exercises are used to explore basic elements that will put you miles ahead of the competition. Then commercials and scripts will be used to literally place the actor in the audition room, connecting with the casting director one on one.

It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door, and this workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed. The basic fear is not knowing what to expect in an audition, and that can make it difficult to focus. Come see it from the Casting Directors perspective.

This workshop gives the actor useful, dynamic tools to work with, then provides one on one direction- all in a fun atmosphere that allows them to relax and learn.

The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.

Casting Director, Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Regina, first an actress, works currently as a casting director in the areas of Film, Television, Commercials, print, music videos and live performance. As an instructor, she relates to actors through casting and teaching. She is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach. Her workshops deal with the audition process and she relates to the actor regardless of wither they are a beginner or a pro. She is accomplished in the field of casting, developing projects for production companies, and network television as a consultant in relationship to T.V. Hosts, actors, live performers, and audience related programming.

 

 

Hello, Regina!

The “improv” side of the class is the hook that got me interested in attending. The teaching presents a great beginning in an area I have heard about and seen but never actually tried out. It reminds me of stuff we did in college which I have, unfortunately, lost touch with. Taking your class tells me I must pursue that avenue further.

The “meet the casting director” side of the class is a very helpful bonus because it allows me to see behind the casting camera, presenting insights into how you do what you do, some whys, and some of how these things reflect what your clients are looking for. De-mystifying that experience promises me more peace of mind next time.

I was delighted with it all. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.

Jordan

This is a workshop you must attend if your ready to move to the next level.

Go to www.moorecasting.com website to register, since this website have the best design and hosting from services like ArmchairEmpire Hosting Reviews.

Payment options of PayPal, credit cards, check, and cash accepted.

Regina Moore and Barry McAlister

Posted April 28, 2014

> Improv Workshop with Regina Moore and Barry McAlister
> One-on-one with a Casting Director
> LOCATION: Moore Casting (Driving Directions on Web Site)
> DATE: Saturday, May 17, 2014
> TIME: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm (has been extended to 3:00 pm)
> COST: $125.00
> Improv is not always about being funny. It’s actually about thinking quickly on your feet and being able to react to any situation you may be placed in at an audition or performance.
> Regina Moore and Barry McAlister have designed a workshop around improv skills that will, 1) give you simple but powerful tools to use, and 2) allow you to experience an audition through the eyes of the casting director.
> Fun and eye opening sessions using improv games and exercises are used to explore basic elements that will put you miles ahead of the competition. Then commercials and scripts will be used to literally place the actor in the audition room, connecting with the casting director one on one.
> It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door, and this workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed. The basic fear is not knowing what to expect in an audition, and that can make it difficult to focus. Come see it from the Casting Directors perspective.
> This workshop gives the actor useful, dynamic tools to work with, then provides one on one direction-all in a fun atmosphere that allows them to relax and learn.
> The class is taught by improv performer and actor Barry McAlister. He has long been an on-camera actor and entertainer in the region. He is currently with the acclaimed troupe Improv Nashville, and has trained at the Second City in Chicago in improv and sketch comedy. He was also a Wolf Trap Teaching Artist in Metro Nashville Schools. Roles he’s created include “the dead guy” in country artist Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Juke Box”, and the ice skating $100 bill for First Tennessean and the Predators. He also had the regions longest running children’s stage show “Juniper Junction”.
> Casting Director, Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. Regina, first an actress, works currently as a casting director in the areas of Film, Television, Commercials, print, music videos and live performance. As an instructor, she relates to actors through casting and teaching. She is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach. Her workshops deal with the audition process and she relates to the actor regardless of wither they are a beginner or a pro. She is accomplished in the field of casting, developing projects for production companies, and network television as a consultant in relationship to T.V. Hosts, actors, live performers, and audience related programming.
> Hello, Regina!
> The “improv” side of the class is the hook that got me interested in attending. The teaching presents a great beginning in an area I have heard about and seen but never actually tried out. It reminds me of stuff we did in college which I have, unfortunately, lost touch with. Taking your class tells me I must pursue that avenue further.
> The “meet the casting director” side of the class is a very helpful bonus because it allows me to see behind the casting camera, presenting insights into how you do what you do, some whys, and some of how these things reflect what your clients are looking for. De-mystifying that experience promises me more peace of mind next time.
> I was delighted with it all. Thanks for your efforts on my behalf.
> Jordan

Posted March 20. 2014

Still room left in this amazing Workshop.

 

A special workshop is coming to Nashville, March 29th, 2014.

Over the last couple of years I have been working with Nickelodeon casting professionals in L.A. and New York as a liaison when they travel to Nashville to search for young talent.


It is important we know what they are looking for and prepare for those opportunities.

Krisha Bullock is coming to Nashville to offer her knowledge and expertise as a TOP kids casting professional in an amazing workshop.  

      Moore Casting, LLC is excited to Host her first visit!

      Regina Moore

           Casting Director

       Moore Casting, LLC

       Office 615.831.0039

 

Posted March 20, 2014

Talent Agency Pros:

Just a few slots left for the Find Your Voice class at Audio Productions on March 25th at 6pm.

Talents interested in expanding their VO horizons can sign up is at www.audioproductions.eventbrite.com

I’ll be discussing everything I’ve learned about the VO business in the last 30 years as both a performer and a producer.

Peace,

Jim

Jim Reyland

President

914 18th Ave South

Nashville, TN 37212

1-800-726-3612

Audioproductions.com

Posted March 1, 2014.

SUMMER DATES ARE HERE!!! SPOTS WILL GO VERY QUICKLY

The Theater Bug is excited to present a revival of their ever popular play “The Most Amazing Anything of Evertime”  a story about the quirks and joys of childhood and the real story behind “Once Upon a Time”
For an audition spot you must email: info@thetheaterbug.org

If you have questions feel free to email me, but audition requests will be taken in the order received at the info@thetheaterbug.org email address. It may take a day or two to get back to you.

Auditions will be held:

May 3rd and May 4th

Callbacks tentatively May 6th and 7th

Audition requirements will be out once audition spots have all been filled

Rehearsals Begin: June 9th

Rehearsals will be Mon-Friday 9-3pm, but the exact breakdown will not be put together until after auditions. Most likely, each cast will be called for a half day, and only when their scene is being rehearsed.
Show dates: July 10th-27th
Thursday and Friday at 7pm
Saturday at 2pm AND 7pm
Sunday at 2pm

Possible hold-over weekend: July 31st-August 3rd
SHOW DATES ARE MANDATORY
Hold over week is not mandatory. Should we decide to holdover, we will poll actors and see who is available.
If you know you may not be available for one of the mandatory show weekends or a technical weeks, you may request an audition, but are not guaranteed a role in the show. Excessive conflicts on other weeks/weekends may also effect your role or ability to be cast.
Tech Weeks are: July 7th and July 14th and possibly July 21st. All three are mandatory at this point, though once casting is decided, we will most likely only need you for one.

TECH WEEKS ARE MANDATORY

Please note that the roles of the “Kids” are played by older teens. I have attached a few clips from the last performance of this piece. I have also attached a copy of the script, but it is undergoing large change such as the addition and deletion of characters and added musical numbers.

Thank you so much and we are so excited to start on another fun project together!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKrCBiUnLl8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fW9mB2h_5Bg&list=UUxA5qMBIh-NIfOL2ZigGHZw&feature=c4-overview

Cori Anne Laemmel
Artistic Director


www.thetheaterbug.org

Posted Feb 4, 2014

 

TELE-PROMPTER and EAR-PROMPTER WORKSHOP

All Day Saturday, February 8th from 9:00am to 4:00pm



Nailing the perfect presentation can be an exercise in frustration. Many on–camera actors, corporate professionals and business owners waste valuable hours not getting it right. The teleprompter and ear prompter are valuable tools, Both in the studio and on location. By using a prompter you can assure that your message is professionally delivered, time after time, giving you a more polished broadcast look.
Ear Prompter Training by Actor and Author, Dennis Martin
Join Alan, Joe and Dennis in this one day “PROMPTER” workshop to develop the skills that will make you a more in demand actor than you ever thought possible!
Morning session:
Teleprompter with Alan Dysert and Joe Loesch
Afternoon session:
Ear prompter with Dennis Martin
$225 – Saturday, February 8th, 9 to 4 (1 hour Dutch lunch break)
To sign up for the class please call 615-500-7661 or email:Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


Posted January 31, 2014

NOTE:  This Concert will be invitation only and spaces are limited.  Please do not forward to Newspapers, Radio, or Social Media.  You can share with friends.
JUST TO LET OUR CMT FANS KNOW:
We will need AUDIENCE MEMBERS for the CMT Crossroads with Dierks Bentley and One Republic which will be taped in Nashville, Tennessee.

 

Show CMT Crossroads with Dierks Bentley and One Republic
Show Date:    Thursday, February 6, 2014
Audience Arrival: Between 5:30 PM and 6:30 PM
If running late, please come on to the show.
SHOW TIME 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM This show is being taped and could go later
  
YOU MUST STAY FOR THE FULL EVENT!
 
If you are interested in being an audience member (standing), e-mail us at moorecasting@comcast.net with your full name, current picture (please scan and send along with your information) contact: all phone numbers and age. We have been asked to pull ages 16 and up (If 16 or 17 yrs old, you must have a Parent or Guardian attend the show with you. Please send their information along with your information.) We need full names, ages and phone numbers of all participants, so we can start the confirmation process Photo needed for verification and security purposes. This is a free concert to those requesting to attend. After receiving your information, we will e-mail you the details of the show, if you have been confirmed.
We have a limited number of guests we can invite, so respond as soon as possible.
The location will be sent to you in the confirmation letter.  We must have your name on our audience list in order for you to attend the show.  No confirmation numbers will be given. Your name will provide entrance into the show (ID required). 

 

The Audience will be standing.
 
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO STAY THE FULL LENGTH OF THE TAPING.
PLEASE DO NOT CANCEL AT THE LAST MINUTE!
 
If you know of anyone that would like to attend, please pass this on.
Regina Moore and Nancy Ellis will be coordinating this event.