I am sure a lot of you have either spoken to or been in the presence of our lovely new receptionist Jennifer Boarini. Jenn is from Chi town (Chicago, Ill, to you who are not in the know) and has made the move west to pursue her career in acting. She is an active woman who has run the Cal State Triathalon and the Nike Human Race with one million other runners! Go girl!
Brit Whittle, a classically trained actor and member at our acting school, TVI Actors Studio, just booked an U5 with Guiding Light and directed by Rob Decina. Brit played a concerned father on Parent’s day at school. He met Rob Decina, the Head of Casting for Guiding Light, at TVI’s one day intensive this past November.
If you are an an American Actor going to auditions in your personal car, the IRS has announced that beginning January 1st, 2009, the standard mileage rate for the cost of operating your car for business use is 55 cents per mile
For details of the “Standard Mileage Rate” see the IRS web site.
Long time TVI Actor, JR May, was a recent victim on CSI Miami. He was cast by Nan Dutton on this procedural drama, and was killed by some horrible person early in a recent episode. It sounds much worse than it was. Nice going JR!
Tonight in Baltimore, MD, Maryland Talent Agent Scott Goodhue from Taylor Royall and TVI’s Alan S Nusbaum are presenting “Navigating a successful acting career in Baltimore, NY and Los Angeles. Check in is at 6:30pm, with a 7:00pm start time.
To register go to the TVI web site.
One of our newest members, Philip Sisson, just recently enrolled in TVI’s Commercial Agent Series. It seems to have panned out nicely for him. After the first week, when he met Alicia Ruskin from Kazarian, Spencer, Ruskin and Associates, they called him in for an interview. Two days later he was a brand, spanking new client. Way to go!!
Last night TVI launched a new 4 week acting class series. Lead by instructors Russell Boast and Debi Manwiller, winner of 2 Primetime Emmys and another 16 nominations.
Both Debi and Russell work in partnership with Rick Pagano, in he firm Pagano / Manwiller.
In addition to casting the TV series “24″ Debi Manwiller has a magnificent amount of prominent film and TV credits. Russell Boast, besides casting features and TV, is a well recognized theatre director in Los Angleles, and has worked with actors such as Laurence Fishburne in “Tortured”, Angelina Jolie in Beyond Borders, and Dennis Farina in “Bottle Shock”
Their class is at TVI Actors Studio Los Angeles branch on Thursday evenings.
[pictured from L to R: Debi Manwiller, Russell Boast and Alan Nusbaum]
Showing up on your own behalf is doing everything within your control to further your career. Networking, meeting industry professionals, taking classes and Casting Director Workshops…meeting with your TVI career consultant on a regular basis. Putting the Law of Attraction into action, the more energy you expend on the thing you want to achieve, the richer the return. I talked to an acting student while he was at an acting workshop this past week and he has been able to meet quite a few casting directors. I congratulate TVI student Tony Clemons for showing up on his own behalf, I’m confident it will pay off in the future. What are you doing to show-up on your own behalf?
Since completing TVI’s Professional Intensive in 2005 and attending the first TVI London Program outside London in Sidcup, Ned Cray had landed roles in 18 NY plays including three Shakespeare and 16 films. Most recently the lead in the festval bound short “Raining Wolves” filmed in October on Martha’s Vineyard.
Where in the World is TVI Actors Studio Alan S Nusbaum? Depends on the day. Since this past Sunday he has gone into Canada, Vancouver for meetings with Vancouver casting directors and agents, down to the Southeast of America, speaking at Elon University in North Carolina, up to the Northeast to New York City TVI Actors Studio and then back to Los Angeles – all within 6 days!
Jacky Reres is officially joining us as a consultant this week. She’s been a longtime TVI member and an intern, so it was only natural that she’s become our newest career coach. Originally from Virginia and a graduate of University of Virginia she is repped commercially by Diverse and theatrically by Tilmar Agency. Pleases top by and say ‘hi’.
The lobbies and corridors at TVI Actors Studio during the evening acting classes gets hectic as several hundred Los Angeles working actors move into the various rehearsal studios and black box theatres, and into the various night acting courses.
During the craziness, Los Angeles casting director Nick Anderson and Brian Nolan, series regular on the TV series, “Lair” share a few minutes catching up.