Each year, our Session Classes end in a showcase where students perform various pieces and show off the skills they have learned throughout the year. Local Talent Agents and Casting Directors are invited to the showcase to scout our actors. Many of our actors are offered representation and bookings through being seen in the showcase.
Parents and family members are invited to attend and celebrate student accomplishments.
Showcase 2017: April 29
Showcase Fee: $125
Each student in every level performs at Showcase.
In the Basic Actor Level:
Working Actor Level
Advanced Actor Level
Audition Piece W reader
Master Actor Level
Audition Piece w/ Reader
Alexander I & II
Taped Audition Series
This year, TAS has rented the auditorium of C3 Church at 1065 Walther Blvd, Lawrenceville Ga so our students can perform live on stage, under professional lighting and sound and in front of a large live audience. This type of live performance also serves to tremendously grow acting skills while further giving a boost in confidence and self-esteem.
Admission to the Showcase for parents and guests of students is $15 for 13 year olds-Adults and $5 for 12 year olds and under.
2017 Showcase VIP List
Christi Holiday- J Pervis Talent:
Television, Film, Voice Over, Commercials, Industrials, Commercial Print, Fashion Print, Dance, Music, Live Promotions, and Broadway Theatre.
We believe that image is everything, so we strive for absolute excellence in everything that we do.
Linda Rutledge: Babes N Beaus:
Since 1987, BNB-Atlanta has operated one of the most reputable and reliable model/talent agencies in the state of Georgia. As a full-service agency, they provide representation in all specialties of the entertainment industry. The agency has supplied talented babies, children, teens, adults, and seniors for On-Camera Commercials, Television, Film, Industrials, Commercial Print, Fashion Print (Children and Teens), Live Promotions, Music Videos, and Voice-overs.
BNB-Atlanta is committed to providing quality talent and will periodically interview, scout, and hold open calls with the intent of finding fresh, new faces. While they work diligently to provide career building opportunities for all their talent, they also encourage a positive attitude along with the belief and enthusiasm one needs to achieve their goals and dreams.
Recent film credits include Get Hard with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, The Single Moms Club with Tyler Perry, Fruitvale Station with Michael B. Jordan, Repentancewith Forrest Whitaker, and the lead role in the indie film The Gift. Recent television credits include Constantine, The Walking Dead, Drop Dead Diva, and The Vampire Diaries. Recent commercial credits include Kroger, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Georgia Lottery, and more!
Gerra Avery, Avery Sister Entertainment:
Gerra Avery opened Avery Sisters Entertainment with her sister, Demia Avery, more than a decade ago. A full service agency, Avery Sisters Entertainment, represents actors of all ages (from 5 year olds to seniors) in film, television, commercials, industrials, voice over and commercial print. In addition, she offers music management for established artists. Gerra has worked in the entertainment industry for most of her life. She understands the challenges of the actor as well as the intricacies of the business. Her experience on both sides is instrumental in her ability to obtain work for her talent by building important relationships in the Southeast as well as the NY and LA markets. Not only is she able to open doors for her talent, she keeps them open by encouraging continual training and professionalism. Gerra believes that quality over quantity in an agency affords her talent success and offers clients committed professionals. She works very closely with both talent and clients and has built a strong reputation in the Southeast based on these very successful relationships. Gerra is also a founding member of the Atlanta Coalition of Talent Agents (ACTA.)
Beth Saunders; Evolution Talent Agency:
Beth Saunders heads up Evolution Atlanta. Beth has worked as a national talent scout since 2009 and is excited to be part of building a strong talent roster for Evolution right here in Atlanta. Evolution Talent Agency is a Top full service talent agency in the southeast. Evolution has been in business for over 15 years. Our Main office is located in Charlotte NC. We have discovered and placed talent all over the world. Some of our Talent alumni include: Supermodel Brooklyn Decker who is the 2010 Sports Illustrated Cover model and star of “Just Go With it” starring opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston. Jessica Stroup who is currently starring as Jennie Garth’s sister on the new “Beverly Hills 90210” and Coy Stewart who is starring as Kevin on the TBS series “Are We There Yet?”Over the past decade we have gained the reputation of excellence.We are in the business of building careers from the ground up. Life is all about an evolution.
Justine Martin-BMG Talent
Justine comes from a very extensive background in the performing arts and entertainment field. Her journey began as a professional dancer when she was accepted into one of Georgia’s most elite performing arts Magnet school. In addition, she was also a performer with Gotta Dance Atlanta’s Professional Company for several years. In 2005, Justine completed a summer internship program with Arlene Wilson Model Management. This program gave her a lot of insight and sparked her desire to pursue a career in this industry. In 2010, Justine joined J Pervis Talent and Click Model Management as their receptionist and assistant. Her knowledge of both companies along with her passion for developing talent in the entertainment industry gained her a promotion as the agent for the Voiceover Division, launching her career with J Pervis Talent. In addition to Voiceover, Justine also went on to handle the Commercial and Kids Print division.
In 2015 Justine accepted the position of On Camera Director at BMG Atlanta, a National Agency representing Models and Talent at their newly opened Atlanta Offices. BMG Atlanta represents talent from youth through adult for commercial, print, TV, Film and voiceover on a National and International level. BMG has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles.
Patrick Ryan-Aligned Stars Agency
Patrick Ryan is the founder of Aligned Stars Agency, a talent agency that helps discover and represent both new and established talent through the entertainment industry. ASA clients have landed recurring, guest-star and co-star roles all over the east coast.
Lora Huntington: Classic Talent
Classic Talent Agency is a Boutique Full Service SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency located in Alpharetta Ga. Lora Huntington, owner of Classic Talent Agency, was born and raised in Georgia. After getting married she moved to California. She spent several years working in the entertainment industry in Los Angeles and when she moved back to Georgia she opened Classic Talent Agency in the North Atlanta area. Classic Talent Agency represents actors throughout the Southeast Region. Focused on providing the best opportunities for each of our Talent to advance their careers and fulfill their dreams in the Entertainment Industry.
Casting Directors/Film Director-Producers
Phil Stevens: Producer:
Phil Stevens is an award winning Atlanta-based Writer, Producer and Director. Phil is the creator and Executive Producer of the popular, award winning dramatic web-series on marital conflict, Marriage Pressure Points - reaching over 240 thousand views.
His multi-media production company, Phil Stevens Film produces commercials for The Home Depot, John Maxwell, 12Stone Church and other large organizations, non-profits and companies. Learn more about Phil's production company at philstevensfilm.com
Kris Redding, Casting Director:
Kris Redding Casting is a full-service casting company with over 20 years experience casting in the Southeast market for Commercials, Feature Films, TV, web and new media content. Kris’s career was launched while living in Los Angeles in the late 80’s working with the top commercial casting directors in Hollywood and progressed into working with Hollywood’s top directors, actors, producers and fellow casting directors in film as well. This amazing hands on experience and privilege has given Kris a competitive edge in the extensive Southeast talent pool since being trained by Hollywood’s finest in discovering and recognizing talented and interesting characters, including both professional actors as well as “real people” casting. Kris's latest film, " The Boss", starring Melissa McCarthy was just released in theaters April 8 and grossed over 22 million it's first weekend. Kris has since worked bi-coastal in Los Angeles and Atlanta.
Jen Kelley: Casting Director:
Jen Kelley is a co-founder and casting director at Big Picture Casting in Atlanta, Georgia. Jen began her career as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California, where she represented talent on sitcoms, feature films and national commercials.
Jeffrey Karantza: Producer & Casting Director, Golden Hour Films
Jeffrey Karantza ( Born 1979 ) is Casting Associate/Director for Tv, Film and commercials and Extras Casting Director / Head of Extras Casting for Tyler Perry Studios. He is also Executive Producer for Golden Hour Films and Producer for Several Feature films coming up in summer of 2016. Jeffrey started acting at a young age being trained in places from the east to west coast. Since relocating to Atlanta he has worked as an Extras Casting Associate on Films and Tv shows such as “Drop Dead Diva, Satisfaction, Bolden, Ride Along 2, Folk Hero and Funny Guy and The Kingmakers for ABC. Jeffrey Started in the industry as a child with his family’s company which focussed on News Media and Sports Media before transitioning into Film Production. Starting as a Photographer , after winning many awards, he has gradually transitioned into the casting which has opened up opportunities to meet the local talent and create an extensive network pool ranging from Producers, Day Player Actors to Background Actors and more. He continues to work in many aspects of the industry that include Script Writing, Directing, Acting, Stunt work, Producing.
Cheryl Louden-Kubin, Casting Director
Graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY (BA Drama/ English) Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -London, England. Carnegie Mellon Univ.(summer program) Pitts, PA. Cheryl started casting work as an Associate Casting Director with The Casting Directors, Inc. in Miami and then moved to in-house casting for Miami Vice with Lori Wyman. CLIO award winner for a Pepsi commercial. Opened The Casting Crew, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida in 1990 . Relocated to the Atlanta area in 2000. Opened AtlantaCastingLLC four years ago. Since then she’s been doing mainly commercials (ZooAtlanta, Google, Under Armour, American Heart, Taco Mac to name a few) and has also worked for some indie projects along with HBO. Currently she’s working on two feature films which will begin local casting in the spring. Just wrapped local Principal casting for Netflix film- True Memoirs of an International Assassin. She loves actors and the process and feels that her acting background helps her be a better casting director.
Rhavynn Drummer, Casting Director
Rhavynn Drummer is an Atlanta based Casting Director who has always had a love for actors and great performances. She began her career in casting at Tyler Perry Studios. While working at the studio she has participated in the casting of fifteen feature films, seven television series, and seven theatrical productions. . She has had the privilege of working on projects like “The Family that Preys,” “Why did I Get Married Too?” “The Marriage Counselor” and the most recent television series’ “The Haves and The Have Nots” and “If Loving You is Wrong” currently on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Rhavynn graduated from the University of Virginia with a double major in Theater and American Studies. During her time at UVA she started the Paul Robeson Players, a theater company focused on producing African-American stories and experiences.
In 2014, Rhavynn created the digital series, Good Girls, which follows four women of faith as they navigate the morality and individuality by living and dating in Atlanta. The series was released in June of 2014 and went on to win awards at the Bronze Lens Film Festival along with the Black Women in Film and Television Festival. For more information go to www.rhavynndrummer.com.
Shannon Reis, Casting Director
Shannon Reis grew up in Southern California where she studied acting. She and her husband relocated to Georgia eight years ago with their three beautiful daughters. Originally Shannon pursued an acting career here in Atlanta. She has always professed to have thrill issues, and is very proud of her stunt credits in the feature film Bleed. She is a prominent headshot photographer in Atlanta, but her passion has always been behind the camera in producing and casting. She interned for a producer and fell in love with the casting process. She started her casting company Shannon Reis Casting to fill the casting needs of the Independent Film Community. Shannon has always embraced the indie filmmaking community in Atlanta. She was featured in an article for Backstage.com. She cast and produced the award winning TV pilot, Mr. Lockjaw. Shannon is currently casting the inspirational dance feature film Untapped. Shannon is the casting director for numerous commercials, industrials, and new media for companies such as Fresh Empire, Schlotzsky’s, WebMD, The Weather Channel, and SunTrust Bank
Bubba Fulcher, Production: Boosterthon
Bubba Fulcher leads the video production team for the Boosterthon Fun Run.
Boosterthon is the preferred fitness fundraiser for America's top schools. In 2016, Boosterthon's 400+ team members helped raise more than $31 million dollars for education as 1.2 million students experienced Boosterthon's program.
He and his team produce over 200 videos per year. They serve as an intricate part of Boosterthon's creative team, a team that creates all original content for each year's brand new character theme.
January Curry, Destination Casting
Born in Cincinnati Ohio, January D Curry caught the entertainment bug at a very young age. Starting in theater at the tender age of 9, she moved on to land national commercials and small roles in major theatrical releases. By the time she was 12 she developed a love for music and began to use her vocal abilities to her advantage. January has opened up for major recording artists, given the opportunity to sing the National Anthem for the Cincinnati Reds, sang with the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and worked with Grammy nominated and awarded Producers. In 2003 January moved to Atlanta GA, which she now calls home. Sticking true to her acting roots, however jumping behind the camera into casting, writing and producing. She is credited as Casting on numerous theatrical releases and major network projects such as Almost Christmas, Creed, The Underground, TV One's hit shows Born Again Virgin, Bounce TV’s Saints & Sinners and BET’s The Quad, just to name a few.
Bruce Downs, Producer, Mile 29 Films
Bruce Downs - is the CEO and President of Mile 29 Films, LLC. Mile 29 Films is an independent motion picture development company dedicated to crafting cinematic narratives that entertain, challenge, and inspire. Under the guidance of filmmaker Bruce Downs, Mile 29 Films seeks to collaborate with other like-minded creatives and investors and, together, produce media that is solidly constructed with excellence and integrity from script to screen. Bruce Downs last short film No More Forgiveness was shown on Atlanta’s PBS station PBA30 and later made into an eBook titled No More Forgiveness – From Word to Screen and Everything In-Between sold exclusively on iTunes. Bruce is currently in preproduction of the following; The Curse of the Bevakoof (a kids cast short), The Horror Show, Night Terrors, The Last Dance, and Carter’s Lens.
Brian Beegle: Stilwell Casting
CHAD ZEMEL creates multimedia art and virtual reality experiences parallel to production coordination at POPfilms, 3rd party production company for Viacom. From network television to community installations, Chad's interdisciplinary body of art consists of THE CLASS PROJECT, BY NECESSITY; BLOB alongside cable hits MTV's FINDING CARTER and BET's BEING MARY JANE. For more information on this Atlanta artist, please check out his website: http://www.chadzemel.com/
Troy Gross, Owner, Epic Wonder
Laquanda Plantt, Casting Director:
LaQuanda Plantt, born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut founded ElleQ Casting in 2009. A self declared “Indie Casting Director”, LaQuanda prides herself in building relationships with the future of filmmaking. ElleQ Casting is a casting company specializing in Principal Casting for any type of project from feature films to music videos. Her credits include the feature films Probable Cause, Curveball, the upcoming Professor Mack starring Lisa Wu, Robert Christopher Riley, Timon Kyle Durrett, Jackie Christie & Erica Hubbard, Walk Away from Love starring Noree Victoria, Brad James, Brely Evans and Robert Christopher Riley, and Dirty South House Arrest, starring comedians Rodney Perry, Tyler Does, and Pierre Edwards. In 2014, LaQuanda assisted with Extras Casting for the Academy Award Nominated film “Selma”. In addition to Casting Director, LaQuanda is also one of the Producers of the action packed Award Winning Web Series “Osiris”, she has also been credited an Associate Producer and Co Producer of a few feature films she has worked on as well. Via ElleQ Casting Workshops, social media and guest speaking appearances, LaQuanda wants to encourage others that dreams are not limited, if you believe and work hard towards that belief, you can achieve anything you dream to do. “Nothing is more satisfying than assisting another person fulfill their passion and live out their dreams.” -ElleQ
Jessica Gartland, Casting Assistant, In Our Image Productions:
Jessica Gartland is a casting associate with In Our Image Casting. She has worked in the industry since 2003 as an art director, production designer, production coordinator, producer and casting director. She is a strong supporter and advocate for diversity in film and television. Her casting credits include independent features and shorts and she is now working with In Our Image as they begin the casting of their first two international commercial ventures with Indian packaged food Company and Finnish sports drink Company. They are expanding their markets with a series of training and sales videos for Finnish Biomaterials company Hycail.
Nicolle Campbell: TASM:
The vision of The Actor's Scene Management is to present the very best possible roster of talent ready for agency representation, auditions, and bookings. TASM is here to bring talent ages 3-25 to the next career level in the entertainment industry. Managing seasoned talent, as well as fresh, new, developmental talent, Nicolle is always looking to add special actors to her roster. TASM talent recently booked recurring role in HBO"S hit new series The Young Pope, Criminal Minds, Steel Country, Church's Chicken, Spongebob the Movie, Keeping Up with the Joneses and the lead in Cecil the Movie.
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