Headshot Promotion!!

Suzanne Gagnier Photography

If you are looking for awesome headshots for a steal, Suzanne Gagnier is doing a special promotion for Playhouse West students. 

How much: $150

How to make your appointment: Call or text (818) 679-0722.

What you get: A TON of amazing pictures and multiple looks! 

What you need to take care of for the shoot:

  • Bring your own SD card! Check that it is NOT a micro SD. Suzanne takes the pictures on that card and you get to take all the images home with you.

  • You clothes, cleaned and pressed.

  • Your hair and makeup should be ready and done. If you would like to hire hair and makeup to be on set, that is up to you. 

Retouching: Suzanne only takes the pictures, but there are a lot of headshot retouchers in town. You can even get it retouched at NoHo Copy!

Check out Sue’s work on her Instagram.

Casting Notice 7/24/22

Submit ASAP

Hi there,

My name is Xingcen, and I'm the Line Producer at Little Unicorn Productions. We are filming a rom-com TV series in August in LA, we want to invite and provide this opportunity for students at your acting school.

We have several roles open for audition:
Asian female lead - 20s
Caucasian female-mid 40s, short hair
Caucasian female -mid-30s, blonde hair
Asian female-mid 30s
2 Asian female-40~50s

Caucasian male-mid 30s, overweight
Caucasian male- mid 30s
3 Asian male-40~50s

Filming dates:
8/2-8/26
Filming location: Thousand Oaks & Malibu.

Dates needed for extras:
8/2, 8/3, 8/4 @ Malibu
8/9, 8/16, 8/23 @ Thousand Oaks.

We also have opportunities for extras and background actors. We appreciate your help!

Please send an email to brettcasting@gmail.com if interested!
 

Chris Lang

Dialect Class

I have another Live on Zoom Universal Accent Skills Workshop coming up and I wanted to make sure Playhouse West students got access to it first!  I’ve popped the details in below along with a coupon code that’ll give PHW actors 33% off the regular price.  

  • When? - Starting Wednesday, Aug 17th @ 10:00am PST (1pm EST)

  • Where? - On Zoom! (all sessions will be recorded for you!)

  • What? - 7 x 90-minute sessions over 6 weeks to learn to master Universal Accent Skills (this is the technique and process that will allow you to learn ANY accent your career asks you to do). You can bring ANY accent you'd like to learn to this workshop!

  • How Much? - Ordinarily $523 for all 7 sessions, you'll get 33% off with the coupon code 'BFT2022' - discounted price: $349!

  • Who? - This is for any actor who wants a reliable technique for accent learning they can use for ALL of their auditions and projects. If accents have been intimidating to you or difficult for you in the past - THIS IS FOR YOU!

  • Enrollment is limited to 12 Actors!

  • Where do I go? - Use this link to get signed up today and reserve your spot! - https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=18105944&appointmentType=33006825

  • If you have any questions, you can go to my website www.DialectCoachChrisLang.com, and schedule a FREE zoom consultation with me to go over everything.

Chris’ Bio - Hi, I'm Dialect Coach Chris Lang! I'm an Experienced Dialect Coach with over 15 years' experience coaching actors in Film, TV, and Theatre. I Also coach in the corporate arena specializing in working with TED speakers, Keynote speakers, & conference presentations, among others. I am also available to work with Athletes who interact with media and especially in their transition from playing to a career in TV and Radio. I am based in LA, NYC, Denver, and I am available Worldwide. My own love of dialect work stems from the discovery that it was my road into my work as an actor. I love to help other actors integrate this kind of work into their own processes and to see them grow and prosper in their art and this business. Actors I've worked with have appeared in HBO's Game of Thrones  &  Westworld,  Scandal, The West Wing, The Crown, Doctor Who, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, American Horror Story, The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Peaky Blinders, and Agent Carter among many others.  I'm a proud graduate of Harvard University's ART Institute and have received training from The Moscow Art Theatre School, the University of London, and The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.  I have taught at Harvard University, Harvard Summer and Extensions Schools, the University of Wyoming, the ART Institute, The Moscow Art Theatre School, Elysium Conservatory Theatre, AMDA, The Acting Matrix Conservatory, Andrew Wood Acting Studio, the Hollywood Winner’s Circle, and I’m the Accent Coach Moderator for Talent Managers for Actors on Facebook, now with over 94k members! I teach from the perspective of both Fitzmaurice Voicework. and Knight-Thompson Speechwork, the gold standard in training for dialect coaches and speech/accent teachers.

Casting Notice 6/27/22

Submit ASAP

I’m a casting director at Vitamin Enriched Films and we currently have a commercial (travel job, must have valid passport) we are casting and wanted to share the breakdown. We’d love to see if you have any improv actors who fit this. They’d have to submit asap. If anyone is interested they can email us directly at info@vitaminenrichedfilms.com with their headshot and resume and the subject: Improv/The role they're submitting for. They should also note is the have a valid passport.

Bob (A Dead American CEO)

Principal Non Union Shoot $750, Buyout Rate $10,000 Travel and down days $500

Man 45 - 65 Any Ethnic Appearance

Bob is a dead American CEO. He’s been dead for about 20 years.

He’s got the gravitas of an old-school titan of industry, but death has also mellowed him out, he has evolved slightly and sees things from a fresh perspective. What he lacks in functioning organs and bone density, he makes up for in charisma and personality.

For the shoot you would be dressed in character with heavy FX/makeup/ prosthetics (as a dead decomposing body come back to life).

MUST BE A FIT AND SLENDER TYPE - the shoot is going to be fairly busy with heavy prosthetics and makeup.

NEED TO BE GOOD WITH COPY.

GOOD WITH IMPROV AND SUBTLE COMEDY.

NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL, DANCE AND SING A LITTLE WHILE WEARING PROSTHETICS AND MAKEUP.

MUST NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED. IMPROV AND COMEDY NOTES ARE HELPFUL TOO.

Allen (a born-follower corporate employee)

Principal Non Union Shoot days: $750 Buyout Rate: $5,000 Travel and down days $500

Man 50 - 67 Any Ethnic Appearance

A man in his 50’s- 60s, with the sense of a born follower. He rose up through the company by following Bob’s blueprint, rather than being an innovator himself, and is almost in awe of Bob — even if he’s looking the worse for wear these days.

He has to be funny without actually doing too much. Slightly neurotic, constantly worried about something - even when there is nothing to worry about.

Think someone like Frank from Succession.

Does not need to be a handsome businessman. He can appear as if stress and worry have taken a toll on his visage over the years. He is the chrony to Bob and should feel a bit more meek and less sure of himself than Bob.

SHOULD BE GOOD WITH IMPROV AND SUBTLE COMEDY.

NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE WELL AND SING A LITTLE.

MUST NOTE THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED.

Francine (ambitious executive)

Principal Non Union Shoot $750, Buyout Rate $5,000 Travel and down days $500

Woman 35 - 55 Any Ethnic Appearance

Francine is an ambitious exec, someone who only knows Bob by reputation, a go-getter, embracing the modern ways wholeheartedly. She is bright, charismatic and must have a comedic side to her. Someone who can be funny without doing much. Think Britt Lower from Severance.

SHOULD BE GOOD WITH IMPROV, SUBTLE COMEDY, DANCING AND SINGING.

THAT YOU HAVE A HAVE A VALID PASSPORT TO BE CONSIDERED.

Work Requirements

Shoot dates are July 26-31 - 6 Days.

Traveling out July 22, returning August 1.

Fitting / Callback TBD

SHOOTS IN LISBON PORTUGAL

Thanks so much!

Evadne Fulton

Bulletin Board