Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Where to find out about auditions

Rod Azner from Live From Memphis has started an Auditions page where actors and performers can find a list of performances auditions.

He says: The goal is to help performers find out as much information on all performances going on in Memphis from dance to theatre to film to anything.  I think it'll broaden each performer's repertoire and let them try new areas of performance.

I also think that this'll give those who hold auditions a broader scope of talent.  And also it'll hopefully tap into those performers who haven't tried another genre.

Ultimately it'll no longer give people an excuse not to try out.  In no way shape or form are we trying to "take over" auditions but more like to give everyone the chance to find good talent, from our largest company to the unknown filmmaker to street performers.

My favor I ask is that when you're having an audition shoot me an email and let me know.  We'll handle it from there. Whether that be a full detailed email or just a heads up to check out your auditions page.  There are a LOT of people and organizations that hold auditions in Memphis and we'd like for everyone's voice to be heard.

Rock On,

Rod Azner
Live From Memphis

Running Pony Wins 2 CINE Golden Eagle Awards

Video production company Running Pony Productions has won two CINE Golden Eagle Awards, recognized as a mark of excellence in the film and TV industry for more than 50 years.

“I Am a Man,” a documentary produced in conjunction with Old Bridge Media for the Memphis Tourism Foundation, was a winner in the History category. “Gotta Get to Memphis,” a video produced for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau, was a winner in the Sales & Promotions category. A complete list of winners is here.

The CINE Golden Eagle Awards, conducted by a multi-stage jury process, functions much like academic or scientific peer reviews.  More than 400 jurors nationwide screen hundreds of productions entered into each competition cycle. The competition’s criteria state that “a production worthy of a CINE Golden Eagle will be clear, concise and innovative in its structure and writing, with strong visuals, sound elements, and editing. The production must also prove that it has communicated appropriately to its intended audience. Finally, a Golden Eagle Award-winning production must demonstrate an overall excellence that separates it from productions similar in content, genre or style.”

Running Pony Productions offers communication services including corporate image videos, sales and marketing presentations, video news releases, media training, commercials and public service announcements.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sunday audition times

Regarding the previous posting -- the Sunday casting session will take place 1:00 - 5:00 pm at:
BancorpSouth Sports Center
3335 Pine Tar Alley
Southaven, MS 38672
(662) 890-7275

Monday, December 7, 2009

Auditions this weekend

Miles To Go Productions will be holding auditions for their latest project, Lost Lyric.

Lost Lyric is the story of a young girl who, after witnessing the murder of her younger sister during a holdup at he father's business, begins to be able to see and talk with "the other side".

Her parents are concerned that there is something seriously wrong with her and take her to see a therapist. The therapist discovers that Lyric has indeed acquired a very special talent and that it is very real. Even though others think she is suffering from emotional trauma, Lyric sees that there are possibilities to do good things with her newly found gift..

We have several roles available. Here is the cast list.

Lyric Joslyn
Age Range : 14-17
Personality: Emotionally detached, sweet, caring, needs to cry on cue
Bio: Protagonist

Dr. Nichols
Gender: male
Age Range : 40+
Personality: Philosophical,
Bio: A psychiatrist

Maggie Joslyn
Age Range : 7-10
Personality: Sweet
Bio: Lyric’s younger sister

Age Range : 25+
Personality: desperate, cold blooded
Bio: Robber

Don Joslyn
Age Range : 37+
Personality: Emotionally detached, short fits of anger caused from depression,
Bio: Lyric’s father.

Joan Joslyn
Age Range : 35+
Personality: Protective, peacemaker
Bio: Lyric’s mother.

Mrs. Thompson
Age Range : 35+
Personality: Excited, Bubbly
Bio: Mother of Lyric’s friends

Clare Thompson
Age Range : 14-17
Personality: concerned, caring
Bio: Lyric’s friend

Age Range : 14-17
Personality: Spoiled, Cynical
Bio: Lyrics friend

Dr. Rossi
Gender: female
Age Range : 30+
Personality: Understanding,
Bio: Lyric’s second psychiatrist

Mrs. Williams
Age Range : 70+
Personality: Easily confused,
Bio: Elderly customer of the Joslyn business

Steven Williams
Age Range : 40+
Personality: outgoing
Bio: Mrs. William’s son

David Williams
Age Range : 40+
Personality: reserved
Bio: Mrs. William’s son

Robbie Andrews
Age Range : 7-10
Personality: void of emotion, frightened, needs to act with limited dialogue,
Bio: Missing child

Sheriff Ellis
Age Range : 40+
Personality: gruff but caring
Bio: Sheriff of the small town Lyric lives in

Age Range : early 20’s
Personality: upbeat
Bio: Sheriff Ellis’ deputy

Lakeside Murderer
Age Range : 25-50
Personality: cold blooded
Bio: Murderer

Some scenes will require background extras, and should this project go further than four episodes we will need to fill roles not yet written. Should you read the above information and not see a role that is right for you, but would like to introduce yourself to Miles to Go Productions, we strongly encourage you to participate in the casting call.

Due to our limited budget, these are non-paying roles.

We will begin shooting in late December and plan to shoot through January,2010.

Please bring a headshot and resume, sides will be provided. The auditions will be held on Saturday December 12 and Sunday, December 13

The Saturday auditions will be held at Germantown Community Theatre from 4-7pm.

The Sunday auditions will be held in Southaven, Ms  at a time and location to be decided later.

We look forward to seeing everyone there.

Ray Noland and Michael Crohan

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Casting call for 12-16 year old girls Saturday: Coen Brothers film

From John Beifuss's story in GoMemphis:
The Coen Brothers — the Academy Award-winning filmmakers responsible for such modern classics as “No Country for Old Men,” “Fargo” and “The Big Lebowski” — are looking for a Memphis girl with “steely nerves,” a “straightforward manner” and, yes, true grit.
An open casting call will be held from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Memphis Hilton at 939 Ridge Lake Blvd. for the potentially star-making role of spunky young Mattie Ross, a lead character in the Coens’ upcoming remake of the famous 1969 Western, “True Grit.”