Spring is upon us and between global chaos and confusing politics, the industry often reflects life’s uncertainties. As we navigate ahead using our sensibilities and principles as a GPS we can focus on the current projects and collaborators who ground us.
We are delighted to team up with talented director Kenneth Lott to cast the feature film City on the Make written by Terrence Greco and produced by Sania Jhankar of Luminous Studios. The story is a modern day tragedy about teenagers in desperate circumstances inadvertently igniting a gang war and narcotics investigation when they stumble upon a botched robbery and help themselves to the spoils.
Bario Boy the feature, based on the successful short of the same name is progressing on the development front. The passion driving this project will bring this urgently needed narrative the attention it deserves within the independent film production community.
Off Track Betty a short film literally shot on film by writer/director Clayton Dean Smith has been getting attention before its official release, www.nytimes.com/…the-lower-east-side-on-film-in-off-track-betty.html
Most of the NYC locations sadly no longer exist as does the film lab Deluxe which graced OTB as one of its final films to process. We are hoping festival programmers understand the value of capturing these vanishing NYC landscapes and anticipate a successful festival run.
Moon Molson’s The Bravest, The Boldest continues to receive its well deserved worldwide accolades. Most recently winning best the Best Short Film Award at the Anchorage International Film Festival.
Jennifer Phang’s brilliant film Advantageous continues its successful run. Here it is featured in Oprah’s O magazine. We are so proud to be part of this amazing project www.advantageous.me
We are looking forward to shooting more footage for our feature documentary in production, And…Scene a Woman’s Journey to Walk Again maintaining our commitment to tell this story despite the challenges of documentary filmmaking.
The joy of teaching continues as I work with young, professional actors at The Performing Option www.ThePerformingOption.com , workshops for the SAG-AFTRA Foundation www.sagaftrafoundation.org and as a private audition coach.
I have recently become a course developer and adjunct faculty for NYU’s School of Professional Studies www.scps.nyu.edu .
This inaugural advanced diploma course intends to capture the professional world of the entertainment industry within a teachable, academic context.
My colleagues Margaret Emory of SW Artists and Tammy Green of the Green Agency and myself are creating and teaching the advanced diploma course in Talent Agent Management. Class begins July 2016!
Thanks to you the Drama Book Shop www.dramabookshop.com survived a burst water pipe with an outpouring of support from the theatre community. Lin-Manuel Miranda of the Broadway hit Hamilton launched the #BuyABook campaign on Twitter. I am proud that the second edition of Ace Your Acting Audition is gracing the shelves of this iconic institution.
Wishing you a beautiful and productive spring that allows for a moment to stop and smell the roses –