OKAY! HERE WE GO WITH SOME GOOD NEWS! GO ON WITH YOUR BAD SELF, ERICA WIDES! CHECK HER OUT AT THE TEDx CONFERENCE IN CA! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrcKAYaPUB4 YOU DID GREAT, MAMA!
JOHN CRAMER BOOKED THAT ROLE ON HOUSE OF CARDS, AND SHOT DOWN IN MD! SUSAN BOOKED DELL!!! HARRIS HAD AN AWESOME WEEK: BOOKED AMAZON, AND GOT PUT ON HOLD FOR YAHOO (BUT THE SPOT GOT SCRAPPED - TOO BAD!) BUT SHORTLY THEREAFTER GOT PUT ON HOLD FOR AUVIQ! SO OUR FINGERS ARE CROSSED, DUDE!
JAMIE M. BOOKED THE VO FOR NJ TOURISM (BRINGING TOURISM BACK TO NJ AFTER SANDY) AND BOBBY BOOKED THE ON-CAMERA! ARMAND BOOKED A SWEET SPOT FOR PETA – SAME CLIENTS FOUND HIM AFTER HE DID A GREAT JOB ON A GILETTE SPOT. SEE THE IRONY HERE? (GILETTE TESTS ON ANIMALS. HATE THEM…) HE ALSO GOT PUT ON HOLD FOR CREST! YAY!
AMANDA SHY IS FIRST CHOICE FOR ANKYLOSING SPONDYLITIS! AM I MISSING ANYONE?
NICE WEEK, PEEPS!!!
hello, to the awesome students!!
Here’s some good news, and if i’ve forgotten anyone, or if you have good news, please spread the JOY! looks like adam booked bud lite and an OC industrial, as WELL as a music video, and a vo for atlantic broadband tv and radio! jamie m. recorded her two adorable spots for schwinn - if you go to the site, they’re the “guaranteed for life” and “fall in love” spots. so cute! she also booked a vo for nj tourism – for post sandy summer fun, which btw, megan was on hold for as well!
jamie a. got put on hold for comcast, and stephen g. recorded NINE demos for jim beam!!! here’s hoping it turns into a campaign! phoebe did FOUR more spots for people’s bank!!! and kaira booked a nestle spot! yipeeee!!!! nicely done, folks.
Proud of you all!
so yay, a lot of you!!!
susan started doing auditions for abrams! she’s totally in, yo!!!! carla - also with abrams – is one of SIX freakin’ voices being considered for the lincoln (yes, as in car) CAMPAIGN!!!! my fingers are triple crossed, carlita!!!
harris’ part got upgraded on AMC! shooting wed! jamie morris booked schwinn bikes – 2 spots - for target, and walmart!!! and she booked it right off our demo. honestly i’ve lost count now how many of you who have booked thru your demos. oh! and here’s another! cody - thru her demo – booked an ivr “avetar” voice.
it’s kinda funny; she had to record all these answers to possible questions for a company (say, a mobile phone co. for example) so people in india can press a button that would most appropriately answer the question from the caller. and then, if they can’t help the caller with her answers, they transfer the call back to the states. ha! i thought that was very amusing. to me, it’s screaming an snl skit. okay!!! moving on: kaira booked her THIRD episode of “what would you do”! AND got put on hold for nestle outshine!!! you go, girl.
and adam m. booked a spot for h&m, and got put on hold for bud lite! john c also got put on hold for bud lite, and it looks like he’s about to book a co-starring role on house of cards!!!! boom!!!! is that all? (kidding. but seriously, lmk if i’ve forgotten someone…)
omg. what the heck am i gonna do if i get a week without a whole bunch o’ great news?! well, considering the roll you’re all on, i don’t think that’s gonna happen… anyhoo, YES. been another great week, and i want to thank those of you who were bumped due to all the casting sessions. thanks for your patience. and to those of you who CAME to the sessions, great job!!!
christina roman! good for you, woman. booked a lead role in a feature length indie that shoots next month. and that great news from andy danish that i totally forgot? booked a web campaign for amazon.com, and a childrens’ audio book called rainy day. and… did we hear anything about fios? had his avail checked. fingers crossed.
alyson l. rosenfeld booked ANOTHER vo job for ANOTHER toy for fisher price! john c. is still in the running for bmw, and also got put on hold for jockey! harris got put on hold for dsw -right off the demo we did! (he’s such a guy – “what’s DSW?” hehe… cute…)
and jamie askew booked maidenform right off the demo we did as well – and apparently our booking babe susan was on hold for it as well, based on the our demo! hmmm…see a pattern here? yay!
makes me feel good that so many of you have been put on hold and have booked from our phantom audio demos! oh! susan was put on hold for zephrex as well… and even more harris news! was put on hold for bud light, AND booked a part on all my children’s web series… ya just can’t kill a soap, thankfully for harris! alex had a great week. was also put on hold for bud light, and booked a vo for kars4kids, and another for emirates airlines!!!! carla booked even MORE fancy feast demos, and got put on hold – as well as jason g – for exxon mobile. jason is also now the voice of coffee mate! and our lovely phoebe was put on hold for volvo, as well as peoples bank…. holy caca…. i think i broke a sweat on this one!
hello, the kidlets!
wow! another GREAT week! on-camera class finished our 4th and final week with a bottle of wine – thank you sweet dave b! and a babka! thank you lovely erica! and speaking of erica – check out this clip of her doing a cooking segment for FOX news in cleveland this week! http://fox8.com/2013/03/15/fox-8-recipe-box-lucky-cauliflower-risotto/ like i tweeted, coooool as a cucumber! this girl never gets rattled!
Also a great week for a lot of you as well… susan booked cortizone!!! kaira booked more toys r us! matt braver got put on hold for an industrial for an audio/visual company, keith o. booked a furniture spot, as well as a part on an animated cartoon series, john cramer booked sam adams, winnie got put on hold for two voices for a video game, oh! kaira got put on hold for ABC’s “what would you do???” and adam got put on hold for bud light and land rover!
yay all of you!!!!
enjoy your st. paddy’s day, and be safe!!!
well, another fine and fantastic week has come to an end, and i got to end it with a bunch o’ my “kidlets” – so how bad can that be?! well, after we polished about 8 bottles of wine last nite – yikes – and some mimosas today, i’d say GREAT!
hehe… needless to say the meet and greets went FANTASTICALLY well, and once again i am so proud of all who attended. the agents were crazy about everyone, and i’m sure you’re all gonna be sent out by them SOON.
And good for the few of you who have already started to get sent out through those agents, but wanted to make face time. the agents were impressed – VERY impressed that you made the effort to personally meet with them, and make your lasting impressions!!!
GOOD THINKING! after all, it’s so easy to get lost in the shuffle…
…and three cheers to the following peeps! yay, to michael philip, who booked print work for LG! hallie got called back for mastercard and got put on hold for kool-aid. fingers crossed, mama! kat did 13 spots for garnier, and now is on hold for benefiber!!!
melanie crispin just booked a vo for pepsi! that’s two of my girls having gotten booked for pepsi!!! john cramer got put on hold for LG vo and got a callback for a long term bmw campaign! you go, john!
carla - what’s up with all the food? did another fancy feast vo demo… so with that, duncan hines, pf changs, and friskies, you and a bunch o’ kitties can sit around and chow!!! and our girl kaira BOOKED THE ABC NEWS SEGMENT!!!
susan got put on hold for cortizone10, and when i was watching the tube the other nite, not only did i see my friend rob bogue on the americans, but i saw daniella’s windex spot!!! and both brian c. and alex h. both booked parts on an industrial for every1on! yes! good week indeeeeeed!!!!!
so proud of you all, for those of you who came to the meet and greets… just awesome… not only a good time was had by all, but you all impressed, for sure…
big hugs to you all, and happy sunday!!!
HELLOOOOOOOO, THE KIDLETS!
I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE REST OF YOU, BUT I’M TRULY THANKING WHOEVER IT IS UP THERE THAT IT’S THE WEEKEND!
WOW – WHAT A CRAZED WEEK, BUT ALL REALLY GOOD!
SOME REALLY NICE STUFF THIS WEEK; BOOKINGS, HOLDS, AND A FEW OF YOU WITH LOVELY PROBLEMS LIKE MORE THAN ONE AGENT TRYING TO SUBMIT YOU ON THE SAME AUDITION! (NOT SUCH A BAD PROBLEM TO HAVE, YO!) SEE? MY EVENINGS/DAYS IN AT MY PAD ARE PAYING OFF!!! HEHE…
OKAY – HERE’S WHATS GOIN’ ON IN YOUR WORLD:
JOHN CRAMER BOOKED MORE TROJAN SPOTS, PHOEBE BOOKED AN ON-CAMERA FOR DANIMALS, SUSAN DID MORE BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY SPOTS, AND YAY! HER SOLD OUT SHOW ON PERSPECTIVE COWARD WAS A SMASH!!!
KAIRA BOOKED A PRINT JOB FOR TOYS R US, AND IS ON 1ST REFUSAL FOR AN NBC SEGMENT! SHE ALSO HAS A REALLY IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT THIS COMING WEEK, SO LET’S ALL PUT OUT THE POSITIVE VIBES!!!
ALSO SAW BRIAN CADE ON HOUSE OF CARDS, AND THEN SAW BOBBY FOLEY ON A PEACHTREE COMMERCIAL! CARLA’S ON FIRST REFUSAL FOR FRISKIES, AND ALYSON BOOKED THE VOICE OF THE GUND BIRTHDAY BLOWFISH – AND AS FLEECE POINTED OUT… SO MANY VISUALS ON THAT ONE, HEHE!!!
BUT SERIOUSLY – I THINK THE ABRAMS GIRLS WON OUT THIS WEEK FO SHO!!! ADAM BOOKED MORE SPOTS FOR REESES RADIO, AND GOT PUT ON HOLD FOR MORE BUT LIGHT SPOTS. ALL IN ALL, A MIGHTY FINE WEEK.
THANKS KIDS, FOR KEEPIN’ MAMA POSTED!!!!
Much was accomplished in getting your careers in even better shape, and great auditions were had by many of you! so good for you all! just had TWO amazing M&G’s; one last nite with jenevieve b from about face – where btw, she says that apparently, hallie is on hold for a BUNCH o’ stuff (hallie, keep mama posted, will you? and you too, elisabeth ness!
i heard from jenevieve that you’re on hold for something too?) …also today we had a GREAT “afternoon in” with marla from stewart. AWESOME day! as usual, both agents loved all my babies.
this from marla, i guess as SOON as she got home: “Thanks for having me and so great to finally meet!!! You have a fantastic group of talent and loved meeting everyone.”
so, yay! good for ALL of you. and, both agents wanted to hear from EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU. so, thank YOU ALL for killin’ it, and making me so freakin’ proud, yo!
kevin had a great week – AGAIN – hehe. recorded ELEVEN :30 second spots for kit kat, and is on hold for FRENCH’S! yay! and this email from our adorable jason g – just reaffirming that if you STICK with ffs – all three steps - YOU’RE GONNA FREAKIN’ BOOK!
I have to thank you again and again. I have found the ffs permeating everything I do with a script! I even picture you (and your gestures) in bookings, and they go GREAT! This week alone I ….
1. Booked and recorded a Verizon FIOS radio
2. Booked and recorded a Publix TV spot
3. Put on hold for Aquafresh
4. Put on hold for Subway
5. Put on hold for Dulera
6. Booked and recorded two video games for Scholastic
I dig it! Also shooting a movie tomorrow! Awesome!
Thanks as always, JG”
OH, YEAH, BABY! YOU GO, JASON! GOOD FOR YOU!!!
WE ALSO HAD A GREAT OC CLASS THAT STARTED THIS WEEK – IAN IS SO EXCITED, AND SO AM I!
well, yet again – another great week! but at this point we’ve come to expect it.
so! cheers to the following peeps: john c. sent out his monthly email, and looks like he’s been doing great! 2 vo’s for allegra, and a vo for the show “best night in.” brian c. booked an industrial for ritz crackers, as well is up for a nice part in a feature film, but my lips are sealed until the deal is! oooooooh, fingers crossed, honey. and i guess that now that it’s official, we can yell a big hooray for ryan andes - who will be playing the GIANT in BIG FISH ON B’WAY! he’s also had a great few weeks vo-wise; selsun blue, prudential, and cinzano! good goin’, dude!
phoebe did more demos for bausch+lomb! the job that keeps on giving… talk about the job that keeps on giving; i heard kevin g’s state farm commercial when watching the grammys!
kevin also booked an industrial for derm spectra this week, as well as 2 spots for labatt blue beer - which apparently both nate and brett were on hold for as well - and nate booked the two spots with kevin! you guys are spreading the good juju wherever you go to audition! so proud!
alyson booked a vo for pepsi - right from the demo we did for her at phantom. so in three weeks, three of you booked jobs right from our demos! yay, us! nancy b – who booked the voice of frontier - taking over from michael philip – also my baby - recorded spots from 1 – 6 on thursday, and more on friday! omg! rollin’ it in, baby!!!! and that’s all i got for this week, unless some of you are holding back on mama…. whew!
hello, the kidlets!
lots of great stuff going on…
*cheers to those of you who booked and got put on hold!
* upcoming performances by YOU GUYS
* a very cool space to record and rehearse
* times for next week.
WHAT’S BEEN COOKING WITH YOU:
This week started off with a bang for sure – with daniella - who booked a job for windex, and signed with phoenix artists for legit! dba and phoenix. not bad coverage, mama! graeme booked 8 canadian national spots for laker beer. go, graeme!
erica- who was just on dr. oz - was put on first refusal for an oc tv spot for a casino commercial that ian called her in on. (ian teaches my oc class with me, as most of you know. freakin’ love him. AWESOME casting director!)
and nancy a. booked ANOTHER 3 sam’s club spots! both nancy b. and nitza got put on hold for the frontier audition we had at phantom. and like the last frontier audition we had for men (where 3 outta the 4 peeps put on hold were my students – and one of my babies booked!) 2 outta the 3 put on hold for the women’s casting were mine!
and nancy b. booked it!!! susan booked allegra - with a cold, no less, hehe! and both jamie m. and katia booked spots for trojan! great week! and… i watched the americans on wed, thinking i’d see our douglas, but it’s gonna air next week. so watch it! fx, wed, 10m...but what’s really funny, is the guest star on it was james o’connor! james! you shouldda told me! i would have shouted it out! great job…
This from susan: Tickets are now on sale for Perspective Coward. The show is Monday February 25th at 7pm. Here is the link below to buy tickets. Patron seats are $60 (which means the first 5 rows), Regular seats are $35 (seating is everything but the first 5 rows). It is on the Main Stage at Playwrights Horizons the seating is pretty good all over. There is a wine reception to follow so it should be a fun evening! Hope you can make it. http://theactingcompany.org/in-new-york/salon-readings/ The show is created by Laura Caufield and Directed by Jonathan Silverstein. Casting includes: Jason Burrow, Matthew Cleaver, Vince Gatton and Susan Molloy. Running time is approximately 1 hour.
This from lisa: Hi Friends, this is whats up!
I am gosh darn’d excited to be embarking on an Epic Story Poem adventure with Banana Bag and Bodice this spring.
Before we scoot outta town we are having a one night only performance at Galapagos in DUMBO.
Come by if you can!
I will be so nervous!
I will be a DRAGON!
I like your faces!
here’s the info: ONE NITE ONLY – BEOWULF IN BROOKLYN AT THE GALAPAGOS TO KICK OFF 2013 WORLD TOUR! 16 MAIN ST. BROOKLYN NY 11201
This from a pretty cool woman who now owns a recording studio space:
my husband John and I are owners of a new music rehearsal space called Replay Studios located in the West village. Our promo card is attached. Our studios are sound-proofed, professionally equipped and include a high-tech, user friendly audio/video recording system so musicians can easiy record and review their rehearsals. This is a feature that we believe is beneficial for any musician who is getting ready for a showcase or audition, or just wants to learn by reviewing their work.
We also offer a band coaching program where young bands come to us to improve their sound and repetoire, or we form bands fo kids together based on age and ability. As you are a voice teacher, I thought I would mention that at the moment we have a band of three 11 year old boys who are loooking for a singer (could be a guitar or keyboard player as well). We always offer the first band session for free for kids who want to try it out.
EVERYONE BE WARM AND SAFE!!!