Display your talents

Showcases

Every year, our regular session classes culminate in a showcase…

where students perform rehearsed pieces to show off the skills they have learned throughout the year. Local Talent Agents and Casting Directors are invited to the showcase to scout TAS actors. Many of our actors are offered representation and bookings from being seen in the showcase.

TAS Showcases take place at C3 Church at 1065 Walther Blvd, Lawrenceville GA. Students have the opportunity to perform live, on stage, under professional lighting and sound with a large live audience. A performance experience of this type serves to grow acting skills while further giving students a boost in confidence and self-esteem.

Next Showcase

APRIL 27,
2019

Each student in every level performs at Showcase!

Acting Foundations:
Original Commercial

Working Actor Track Year 1:
Original Monologue

Working Actor Track Year 2:
Taped Audition Piece

Conservatory Track Year 1 & 2:
Audition Piece with reader

Behavior and Movement: 
Live Scene

Prices & Fees

  • Showcase Fee $125

    For all participating actors

  • Adult Tickets $15

    Parents and Guests ages 13 & up

  • Children's Ticket $5

    Guests ages 12 & under

See Last Year's Showcase

Our 2019 VIPs

Talent Agents

Jaron Matthews, J Pervis Talent

J Pervis Talent is a full service talent agency providing representation in every facet of the entertainment industry. We represent all talent, all ages, in the areas of Television, Film, Voice Over, Commercials, Industrials, Commercial Print, Fashion Print, Dance, Music, Live Promotions, and Broadway Theatre.

J Pervis Talent is committed to a philosophy of quality over quantity. We pride ourselves in working very closely with our talent and clients to provide a personalized environment designed to foster long term relationships and career building opportunities. Our strong reputation within the industry has earned us the ability to work and partner with some of the most prestigious agencies in Los Angeles and New York, providing our talent with opportunities beyond the southeast regional market. We believe that image is everything, so we strive for absolute excellence in everything that we do.

Julie Martin: BMG

Julie Martin began her 20+ year career with Arlene Wilson Management. She was a driving force in creating their Children’s Division for the Atlanta market, eventually becoming the Director of the Broadcast Division, and continued in that position even after Arlene Wilson became Ford Models. In 2010, Julie accepted a position with Click Models where she continued to build the successful careers of the many adult fashion and commercial print talent represented.

In 2015, Julie accepted the Agency Director Position at BMG Atlanta, a larger National Agency representing Models and Talent, where the focus of full circle management reflected her own personal views of one agency working with each talent from youth through adult for Print, Commercial, TV and Film on a National and International level. BMG has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles.

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.) 

Kate Leek; Evolution Talent Agency

Kate has been work with Evolution since 2015 as an assistant to Beth Saunders, the booking agent for TV/Film/Commercial projects. Evolution is a full service agency with offices in Charlotte and Atlanta. Evolution has been in business for over 18 years.  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 Starred 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?” Since starting with Evolution, Beth has booked talent on The Broadway Tour of Lion King, The Walking Dead, Queen Sugar, Greenleaf, Nashville, MacGyver, Ozark, The Haunting of Hill House and several other projects.  Over the past decade Evolution has gained the reputation of excellence. We are in the business of building careers from the ground up.  Life is all about an evolution!  

Jessica Dockery-Talley: Aligned Stars Agency

Aligned Stars Agency 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. 

Cindy Butler: iSubmit Talent Agency

iSubmit Talent represent actors for Television, Major Motion Pictures and Commercials. The company currently represents children ages 5 through 100 years old, adults male and female. Identical Twins, Triplets and Quadruplets are considered.

Although, Georgia and Alabama are right-to-work states. iSubmit can cast talent for both union and non-union opportunities. iSubmit is a full-service agency, meaning we place talent in all aspects of the business locally, nationally and internationally, including print work, (both fashion and commercial), broadcast, television, film and video.

Shanon Bell: The Bell Agency

Shanon Bell is the owner of The Bell Agency in Atlanta GA.  The Bell Agencies primary goal is to partner with clients and casting directors to find the right talent for their project’s. This dedication is what sets The Bell Agency apart. Shanon Bell began her career over 30 years ago as a model/actor here in Atlanta. In 2015 at the encouragement of her agency, clients and casting directors Shanon with her husband, Glenn started The Bell Agency. It started off as a children’s agency but with the growth of the TV and Film in Atlanta, The Bell Agency has experienced extreme growth. We now have a roster of great talent of all ages, starting with Newborn – Grand Adults.

Jacob Lawson: Privilege Talent

Opening its doors in February 2013, Privilege Talent has already attracted some of the brightest talent in the Southeast. We pride ourselves on having a select roster of talent who possess Hollywood-caliber talent with that sweet Southern attitude. Our roster of talent is comprised of children, teen, and adult actors throughout the Southeastern United States. We also have a division devoted to On-Camera Experts consisting of camera savvy professionals in various fields (on-camera psychologists, medical doctors, and business leaders). We operate our agency with a mantra we created called the “4 T’s” – TALENTED. TELEGENIC. TRAINING. THANKFUL. We want actors who not only look great on the screen and have talent, but who also consistently train and are grateful for the opportunity to live the life of an actor. The agency’s motto is: “Be grateful. It is a privilege to do what we do!”

Tonya Hensley: TDH Talent Unlimited

TDH Talent Unlimited is a boutique Talent Agency serving the Southeastern United States.  We offer representation to a diverse group of actors serving the incredible Theater, Film, Television and New Media industries, growing in this area.  Making the perfect connection between talented actors and committed casting directors, is both our mission and our passion.   

 Tonya Hensley started TDH Talent Unlimited in 2011, after years of working in and around the entertainment industry.   After seeing talented young  actors within the local community, struggle to get into “the industry”, she set off on a mission.  Coming upon seven years, she is still just as impassioned as day-one, to help aspiring actors achieve their career goals, while also maintaining a high quality roster of available talent, for the discerning directors and producers around the area.   

 Through a commitment of honesty and integrity, Tonya has been able to earn the trust and respect of her peers, clients and talent.  And those relationships have propelled her and TDH Talent to be recognized and referred to by talent and clients not just in the Southeast region, but also from New York to California.  

Carol Shaginaw: TDA

A native of Metro Atlanta and a graduate of The University of Georgia, Carol’s previous careers were in finance and sales.  As a former owner of a mortgage company, mortgage banker for the megabanks, a sales and operations manager and even a Charter School founder, she was always focused on the business sector.  Carol was not active in the entertainment industry until she became a mother of two fantastic daughters and their interest in On Camera Acting became a love of her own.  It was then that she became passionate about serving and leading acting coaches, actors and parents of actors.  She was the Studio Manager of an award-winning acting school for 7 years.  It was her mission to educate those in their acting journey by providing the very best in a professional studio with the necessary acting tools to do so.  After working closely with the Studio Owner, Casting Directors, Talent Agents, Acting Coaches, and educated Atlanta Talent, she wanted to broaden her passion for putting talented actors to work!  She decided to take her entertainment career to another level and joined the amazing team of dedicated professionals at Talent Direct Agency.  Her background in the entertainment industry for the past 8 years and her business mindset has led her to much success in booking talent for many projects including Film, TV, Commercials, Print, and Industrials.  
Please note TDA-Talent Direct LLC, Talent Direct Agency (Florida and Georgia) is not affiliated with Talent Direct Inc.

Classic Talent

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

Jeffrey Karantza: Producer & Casting Director, Golden Hour Films

Jeffrey Karantza is an Film Producer / Writer and Casting Director who resides in Atlanta and Los Angeles. With Casting credits in film from “The Fate of the Furious”, “Black Panther”, “The Case for Christ” to Television Shows filmed both in Atlanta and Los Angeles, Jeffrey has worked with the wolds biggest film production companies like Universal Studios, Sony, Paramount, Warner Bros, USA, BET, Cartoon Network, and many more. He is also owner and CEO of Golden Hour Studios Atlanta, a film production company that has produced several pilots and Feature film Projects. Jeffrey is also the Founder and President of “ On Set Soldiers “, a Non Profit company that provides Training to exiting Us Armed Forces Veterans. On Set Soldiers provides these veterans the skills needed to begin a new career in Film and Television Production. 2018 is the beginning of new opportunities for Veterans exiting the military and entering the film world. Along with his own upcoming content and non profit work, he is also Executive Producer of a new Feature film with Cisco Rosado of Love and Hip Hop and Producer of another feature that is currently in negotiations with Matt Damon, Morgan Freeman, Sean Penn, George Clooney, Denzel Washington among others. Jeffrey has also been named Executive producer for 2 new Reality show pilots to be filmed in 2018 and is producing 2 additional Feature films in Los Angeles with distribution deals pending with Paramount and Sony for 2018. Jeffrey has become a bicoastal Producer working in Los Angeles and Atlanta on Shows and Features many will see over the next couple years.

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. 

Shannon Reis, Casting Director

Shannon Reis grew up in Southern California where she studied acting. She and her husband relocated to Georgia more than nine 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 was 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. She loved casting the indie drama Shine (Madeline Brewer) shot here in Georgia. Shannon is very proud of the 5 pilots the she recently cast for Sony/PlayStation’s Emerging Filmmaking Program. Shannon is the casting director for numerous commercials, industrials, and New Media for companies such as Fresh Empire, Shell, Costco, Nascar, Schlotzsky’s, WebMD, Pantene, Hershey’s, and SunTrust Bank 

Jen Kelley, Casting Director: Big Picture Casting

Jen Kelley is the co-founder and casting director of Big Picture Casting in Atlanta, GA. Prior to casting, Jen began her career as a talent agent in Los Angeles, California where she represented talent on sitcoms, feature films and national commercials.

 In 1996, Jen moved to Atlanta and joined one of the top talent agencies and after working in all departments, she became the Department Head of the Commercial Division.

 In 2011, Jen took her agenting skills to the casting world and became a casting director. With a desire to foster a more focused and creative involvement in the entertainment industry, she and Rita Harrell formed Big Picture Casting, Inc. Big Picture Casting casts principal talent for feature films, television, commercial, industrial and new media projects from coast to coast.

Kris Redding, Casting Director

Kris Redding Casting is a full-service casting company with over 20 years experience casting in the Southeast market for Feature Films, Commercials, 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, “Pitch Perfect 3”, starring Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson was just released in theaters December 22nd and has grossed over 500 million Worldwide. She also recently cast “Limited Partners” starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne and “Life Of The Party” starring Melissa McCarthy which will be in theaters May 11th. Kris has since worked bi-coastal in Los Angeles and Atlanta.

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.  His 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 currently has 2 feature films in post-production; “Hubcap” & “Atlanta Vampire Movie” and is currently in either early development or preproduction for a feature film called “Night Terrors”, and a complete kids cast short film call “The Curse of the Bevakoof”.   The feature film “Horrorshow”, in which Bruce served as a producer, recently sold the international rights to New Films International and are days away from announcing a North America distribution deal.

Jordan Brown, Casting Director

Jordan Brown has been working in the Atlanta film industry for four years. After studying at Stella Adler and working in NYC she moved back to the midwest to work in the film industry. She started her extras casting experience as an assistant for films like The Avengers. Jordan has been working as a casting director for GA independent films for two years. Films include: Thieves of Almira, Mine 9, Summer 03 (World Premiere at SXSW), Only, and Black Rose. Jordan will be viewing all callback videos from showcase as she will be attending the Tribeca Film Festival for a film she cast last year.

Jen Inguilli: Casting Director

Although hailing from NY, Jen Ingulli has spent most of her professional years in the Southeast. Jen has worked in the casting offices of Fincannon & Associates, Arvold, Olubajo Sonubi and Army Wives. She had the privilege of working on many great TV and film projects early in her career, including The Walking Dead, Homeland, Halt and Catch Fire and TURN: Washington’s Spies. Now an independent casting director, Jen is currently casting Season 4 of Queen of the South (shooting in New Orleans), after recently wrapping Season 1 of Fox’s new hit series, The Passage.

In addition to casting, Jen’s passion is empowering actors with information to better navigate their auditions and careers. She thoroughly enjoys working with actors directly and showing them what it takes to get cast in professional TV and film projects. Jen is a proud member of The Casting Society of America.

Alahna Lark, Bed Head Media

Alahna Lark is a global filmmaker whose work has taken her to Liberia, Sweden, Ecuador, and more. She is the director, co-producer, and co-writer of Sweet Auburn Blues, a feature length documentary that sheds light on what was once the richest black neighborhood in North America as gentrification threatens its existenceAlahna is best known for her work as the cinematographer for the year long Martin Luther King Jr. Exhibit, A Right to Freedom, at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm. She was also Series Producer for the GSU TV travel show Georgia Detours and the documentary series Special Edition which both air on GPB Knowledge. As a child of refugees her main goal is to improve the lives of people of color through her art.

Courtney Arlett: Film Director

Courtney’s fire is writing and producing beautiful stories that transcend time, race and social norms. With her circle of women consisting of alpha females, Courtney wants to display their magic. It’s this same thought process that led her to start her Atlanta based production company, The Lockett, LLC. The company motto is simple, CREATE FOR YOURSELF! With her mere presence, Courtney is a master at creating memories. Her ultimate goals include telling beautiful stories, empowering others to become visionaries, and fostering greatness in young talent.

Roman Weaver & Annie Carter, Mad Roman Media: Producers/Directors

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.

Molly Coffee: Film Director

Tiandra Gayle: Assistant Casting Director to Rhavynn Drummer

Managers

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, Good Girls, Steel Country, Church’s Chicken, Spongebob the Movie, Keeping Up with the Joneses and the lead in Cecil the Movie, plus dozens of commercials and industrials.

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