TIP TUESDAY: Showcases

It’s SHOWCASE time.

A lot of studios feature showcases with their students during the month of May and into June. If you hear of one, then check it out! They are usually free, and it’s an excellent opportunity to visit another studio. You can get a sense of the type of training that’s happening there. Plus, it’s beneficial to know the talent pool and any other actors who are living in the SE and auditioning.

#beintheknow

THOSE PESKY CASTING PROFILES

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Are all of your casting profiles up to date? Are you sure? When is the last time you looked at them? Did you fill in your profile when you signed with an agency a year ago, maybe two years ago, but you have not looked at it since then? That’s a problem for you. You may be missing all kinds of audition opportunities because you have not updated and really filled out ALL of the information.

SPOTLIGHT ON: arvold.casting

Contributor: Erica Arvold

1) What makes your studio a stand out in Atlanta?

We have three passions: casting, production, and education. Our casting team enjoys working with a variety of productions and collaborating with writers and directors. We love the opportunity to audition actors in person, helping them to do their best work to fulfill the project’s needs. Our production department acts as the glue that holds projects (large and small) together, filling in gaps and supporting the creative vision start to finish. Our education branch has two divisions. We have developed an Actor Training core curriculum and offer master intensives for serious actors developing their craft. Our Performance for Professionals classes share techniques used in actor training with organizations, businesses and individuals.

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2) What services do you offer clients?

Casting, production, and education. Our unique array of experiences across these three specialties informs our approach to the industry. Our casting knowledge makes us better producers and our production knowledge makes us better casting directors, etc. We are collaborators at heart. We love what we do and have fun doing it.

3) What will I learn from you?

Hopefully something besides casting, production and education. Seriously. We are curious about life, about art and about how we can support one another along our creative paths.

4) How long have you been operating?

Nearly three decades (from Chicago to Los Angeles to New York to Charlottesville, VA and now our new Atlanta, GA location).

5) How do I find you?

Visit our website www.arvold.com and you can hear us chatter away on our arvold. YouTube channel.

6) What’s near you? (a park, a bar/restaurant, a monument--fill us in)

Beautiful Piedmont Park and the High Museum. Both bring us such joy!

SPOTLIGHT ON: Chez Studios

Contributor: Kyle A. Nichols

1) What makes your studio a stand out in Atlanta?

Under the direction of three-time Emmy nominated Casting Director, Shay Bentley-Griffin, CSA, Chez Studio is a multi-faceted company offering full service casting to the television and film industry, a variety of training and workshop programs for new and experienced talent, and a production house whose goal is to foster and produce professional content created in the Southeast.

2) What services do you offer clients?

Chez Studios is a full service casting,training and production company. Committed to finding the best talent for feature films and television, Chez Casting, Inc. has cast over 250 projects in over 30 years. Our training program is founded on the belief that it is necessary to have a strong talent pool available to the film makers working in the Southeast. A quality environment has been developed to offer both experienced actors and beginning actors a place to work on their craft with some of the industry's most experienced and credible professionals. Also, Chez Studio is working to develop projects created by professionals from this market that will be produced and filmed in the Southeast.

3) What will I learn from you?

Our class offerings range in a variety of subjects such as, auditioning techniques for film and television, improv workshops, self taping workshops, scene work study workshops and more. We want actors to finish each program coming away stronger, confident and passionate for their craft. We understand each actor brings something unique, and we want to help them discover what that is and bring it to each audition, scene and performance.

4) How long have you been operating?

Chez Studios is the premiere Actors Studio in Atlanta Georgia.  We have been bringing the best talent to the southeast for over 20 years.  Our goal continues to be education for those serious about the craft of acting.

5) How do I find you?

We have multiple ways to connect with us! The easiest way to stay in the loop on upcoming workshops and events is to sign up in our website, www.chezstudios.com and fill out your information on the contact page! You can also find Chez Studios on Facebook! Chez Casting can also be found on our new website, www.shaybentleygriffincasting.com and on twitter @ChezCasting for updates on casting projects and to see what the casting team is up to!

6) What’s near you? (a park, a bar/restaurant, a monument--fill us in)

Our studio is located at the beautiful Goat Farm Art Center in West Midtown Atlanta. The property has been used on multiple film and television sets, and you will often see production crews working on the property. The Warhorse is a complimentary coffee and tea shop on the property with plenty of seating to relax before or after an audition or workshop. The Goat Farm Art Center is a hub for artists of all backgrounds; we would love for you to come see our beautiful space we call home to Chez Studios!