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Charity Chats with Casting Directors

Coming this Spring, TAS is giving actors the opportunity to connect with top industry casting professionals through FREE virtual seminars. Actors, you don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from VIP’s on ways to boost your acting careers.  These events are completely free and open to the public.

Donations will be collected to support local families in need through the North Gwinnett Co-op. 

Sign up below to be the first to receive information about the upcoming speakers, topics, dates, and more! 

We are currently gathering gifts for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program. For more information and to sign up, click below!

Upcoming Charity Chats:

A FREE Virtual Seminar Series to connect actors to VIPs, while supporting our local community! 


Featured Upcoming Highlight: LaQuanda Plantt of ElleQ Casting

FREE Virtual Workshop. Saturday, November 4th from 6:00-7:30pm.

Have you ever wanted to dive into the mind of a casting director? Here is your chance. Joins us as we talk to Casting Director and certified Life Coach, LaQuanda Plantt. LaQuanda is very passionate about building strong actors through building positive mindsets. Hear what she has to say about turning failures into learning experiences.

We will be asking her:

  • How can actors succeed in every audition?
  • What does it take to be a confident actor in the long run?
  • What are practical tips for overcoming rejection?
  • And much, much more! 

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to connect with an industry VIP. Short Q&A session will be included, so feel free to bring your questions.

Optional- Donations will be collected to support local families in need through the Home of Hope (Buford, GA).


LaQuanda Plantt, founded ElleQ Casting in 2009. ElleQ Casting is a casting company specializing in Principal Casting for any type of project from feature films to music videos. Her recent credits include the feature films Kirk Franklin’s The Night Before Christmas & Girl in the Closet which aired on Lifetime, as well as the films, A Christmas Wish & sequel A Christmas Gift that aired on BET+. LaQuanda has cast several films over the years that have aired on Netflix, Hulu, BET, Amazon Prime etc…ElleQ Casting has also cast commercials for AT&T, “This is It” Restaurant, Spotify, African Pride & Strength of Nature. In 2014, LaQuanda assisted with Extras Casting for the Academy Award winning film “Selma”. In addition to Casting Director, LaQuanda is also a Producer and Director, as she made her Directorial Debut in 2017 when she shot her award winning short film, Valerie Morgan: TV Qualified, Stockholm in 2019 and recently directed her third short film, TURF, early 2023. She is a Casting Director transitioning into a filmmaker, graduating from The Art Institute of Atlanta in 2018 with a BA in Video Production & Digital Filmmaking. 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



Upcoming Feature: Jordan Blair Brown, Casting Director and Independent Producer

FREE Virtual Workshop. Saturday, December 16th from 6:00-7:30 pm. 

Join us as we speak with Casting Director and Producer, Jordan Blair Brown, as she discusses what Independent Producers are looking for in actors. Jordan will be breaking down the callback process (specifically, online callbacks) to help actors feel more confident taking on opportunities. 

We will ask her:

  • What are good questions to ask during a callback session?
  • How can actors make a good connection with Casting in a virtual setting?
  • What do actors need to know about auditioning (from a Casting Director’s perspective)?
  • And much more! 

Don’t miss this FREE opportunity to connect with an industry VIP. Short Q&A session will be included, so feel free to bring your questions.

Optional- Donations will be collected to support local families in need through the Home of Hope (Buford, GA)


Jordan Brown was born and raised in Kentucky before diving into the film industry. She was the Casting Director for Beast Beast (Ornana Films – World Premiere Sundance 2020)ONLY (World Premiere Tribeca 2019 – Available on Amazon)Summer 03 (Available on Amazon)Mine 9 (Available on Amazon and Netflix), Tulsa (Available on Amazon) and upcoming productions You’re Killing Me and Courtney Gets Possessed. She enjoys bringing compelling talent to powerful independent films.
Casting since 2017.  

Mental Health for Actors

Mental Health for Actors: How can actors keep the right mindset? How can actors heathily view the word “no”? How can actors stay grounded?

Taped Auditions: Inside the Mind of Casting

Showing good and bad examples of taped auditions. Showing the components of a bookable taped audition. Cathy will actually be showing audition examples on the zoom session.

We are so excited to release our 2024 lineup for Charity Chats with Casting Directors! Check back soon to see our newest events, or click the button below to sign up for our waitlist.

 Would you like to be among the first to hear when we have a new Charity Chat coming up? We recommend that you sign up to be on our waitlist below! We will send you an email with all the latest Charity Chat news! 

Featured Charity: Home of Hope (Buford, GA)

Home of Hope’s vision is to become a superior, self-sustaining, transitional living community for children and young adults who wish to achieve their full potential in a loving and nurturing environment. Our premier program empowers our clients with the necessary life skills to bring peace, success and sustainability to their lives, for the rest of their lives.

Home of Hope achieved Platinum Status in the 2022 Guidestar Charity Tracker for Transparency. 

We strengthen children, youth and families in crisis by providing a broad array of counseling and support services in a safe and nurturing environment.

At TAS, we want our impact to go beyond the screen… we want to make a difference in our community, in our country, and around the world.

Check out these wonderful organizations we have the honor of supporting, and find out how you can become more involved.

We are currently taking donations for The Joy House. Click below to see what is needed. Donations must be delivered to TAS by March 12, 2023.

The Joy House is a dynamic organization that provides counseling and services to restore teens and their families during the most difficult of seasons.
The Joy House program has three integrated components: home lifeeducationand counseling. These elements work in concert to promote the possibility for change in the lives of teens and their parents. Their goal is to help bridge divides and heal the wounds of the individual family units while providing different options based on tried and true techniques. If these options are accepted, it can greatly change a person’s life for the better.
The Joy House has seen and been a part of many wonderful stories over the years, and -with your help- we hope to continue using the TAS platform to maximize The Joy House impact.

Our Goal...

We support The Joy House every spring with a food drive to assist their residents; providing necessary food and disposable items. Be sure to check out the monthly newsletter for more information about our next Joy House drive, or contact us to find out how you can take part in supporting this wonderful organization.
Also, each month a TAS coach volunteers to lead a workshop with The Joy House teen residents; showing them how to build confidence, teamwork, control, and focus through fun acting games and exercises. 

Compassion International is a child-advocacy ministry pairing compassionate people with children living in extreme poverty to release the children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty.

Compassion works with thousands of local churches around the world, and each church partner tailors their holistic child development model to the contextualized needs of the children in its community, to best deliver the whole-life care each individual needs.

Compassion works primarily through child sponsorship, but also have specific initiatives to develop future leaders and to meet critical needs of the community.

Our Goal...

This year our summer campers will have the opportunity to raise funding that will provide a pig to a family in need. Pigs are a precious commodity for many low income families in third world countries, as they are easy to care for and reproduce quickly; providing sustenance and profit for the family’s benefit.

If you would like to take part in our Pig Campaign, please contact us for more information.

Every child deserves to experience the joy of Christmas morning. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program helps provide Christmas gifts for hundreds of thousands of children around the country each year. Once a child or senior adult has been registered and accepted as an Angel their Christmas wish list is shared with donors in your community who purchase gifts of new clothing and toys. The gifts are distributed to the family to place under their Christmas tree, to be enjoyed together on Christmas morning.

Our Goal...

We love supporting the Angel Tree Program each Christmas, and providing the opportunity for TAS families to support children in their local community. These children are given a personalized list of toy wishes, and needs; such as clothing and shoes. 
We also sponsor senior citizens through The Angel Tree by providing clothing, shoes, blankets, and small appliances. You can be a part of the Angel Tree drive by looking out for the announcement in our monthly newsletter, or by contacting us for more information. 

Have Questions?

We’re always available to clear things up or even just to have a chat.