Inspiration for voice actors doesn’t come easy. It’s often hard to stay focused and keep all the plates spinning. We work alone. We handle all aspects of our business from the financial stuff to the performance part of the job. It’s a lot of work. It takes focus and dedication. But the good news is there is a large and generous community at our fingertips willing to help. Get online and reach out Professional organizations like WoVo and Voiceoverxtra offer tons of advice and information. Both novice and seasoned pros can benefit from perusing these sites. Bloggers, like myself, offer our knowledge and experience on these platforms, so check them out. Also, it pays to take time to reach out to those bloggers and ask questions. I’m more than happy to share what I know. Ask Questions When you ask questions, you’re making yourself vulnerable. For that reason, many people just don’t ask. To be truly successful in voice over, you have to admit to yourself and the community that you don’t know it all. If you think you know all you need to know, I think you’re cheating yourself. I got an email from an experienced voice actor who …
MONDAY, August 6th, 6:30-8:30 PM Learn about the voiceover industry: what it takes, how it works, what the markets are looking for. Voiceover is a business offering a wide variety of opportunities. Here you’ll learn what the industry is all about and how you’ll need to prepare to qualify for its challenges. This is a one-night seminar I hope to repeat every month. $50 – LIMIT 8 jamesconlan.com
Professional Coaching for Acting in Film, Television & Commercials Group Classes – Private Coaching – Audition Taping John Lansch is the co-founder of the cutting edge actor workshop in Los Angeles; Actors – Post Guru. The goal of APG was to help actors sharpen their auditioning skills and learn what it takes to book a role in film, television and commercials.. John has broken down the audition process into 3 steps that will allow you to approach your audition with confidence. You also learn to look through the other eyes in the room, seeing from all points of view. The exercises in the class will get you ready for any auditioning situation. ON-GOING CLASSES ADULTS TUESDAY – 6 – 9pm THURSDAY – 12 – 3pm Cost: $195 – 4 week session KIDS SATURDAY – 10:30am – 12:30pm Cost: $175 – 4 week session TEENS SATURDAY – 1:30pm – 3:30pm Cost: $175 – 4 week session AUDITION CAMPS An intense 4 days of auditions: Improv/Interview, Commercial, Television and Film. JULY CAMP DATES: July 17th – 20th TIME: 11am – 2pm FEE: $225 AUGUST CAMP DATES: August 7th – 10th TIME: 11am – 2pm FEE: $225 LOCATION: John Lansch – …
PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE MAY 11 – JUNE 3, 2018 BY STEVE MARTIN DIRECTED BY SANFORD ROBBINS HUBBARD THEATRE SUITABLE FOR AGES 13 AND UP. Paris. 1904. Picasso and Einstein walk into a bar. Humorous, contemplative and wholly imaginative, comedian and film star turned playwright Steve Martin’s play surprises and provokes. Jumping off from the notion that these two great men were close in age and in Paris at the same time, Martin leaps into a fantastical contemplation of what they might have discussed and who else might have joined them at the Lapin Agile bar. Get your tickets here!
Congrats to PB’s Crystal Gix for her role in the short film “June,” airing now on HBO Go and HBO Now! The film took home first place at the Asian Pacific American Visionaries competition this past weekend. Catch her on HBO Zone on 5/23 and 5/26. #PBProud
Sideways Stories from Wayside School Based on the novels by Louis Sachar Adapted for the stage by John Olive Directed by Vivienne M. St. John Performance Location MATCH Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston 3400 Main Street, Houston, TX 77002 Weekend Family Performances Sundays at 12:30pm and 3:30pm April 15 & 22, 2018 Saturdays at 11am and 2pm April 28; and May 5, 12 & 19, 2018 Open to the Public Wayside School is sideways. That’s how the builder built it. Instead of making thirty classrooms side by side, he built them one on top of the other – which explains why all kinds of crazy things happen there. Join us for high adventure at this wonderful, wacky, mixed-up school! Click HERE for tickets!
Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! Register online at Spotlight Acting Academy or email email@example.com for more info.
Catch PB’s Heidi Hinkel and Gabe Regojo in this comedy at Unity Theatre! Becky’s New Car A Comedy by Steven Dietz Playing April 19 – May 6, 2018 Directed by Julia Traber Tickets: https://unitybrenham.org/ Have you ever been tempted to flee your own life? Becky Foster is caught in middle age, middle management and in a middling marriage—with no prospects for change on the horizon. Then one night a socially inept and grief-stricken millionaire stumbles into the car dealership where Becky works. Becky is offered nothing short of a new life and the audience is offered a chance to ride shotgun – if you had the chance to live a life you’ve always imagined and never dreamed possible – would you take it? Becky’s New Car is a thoroughly original comedy with serious overtones, and a delightful drive down the road not taken. Sponsored by Steve & Teresa James
The Ensemble Theatre is hosting a FREE hip-hop workshop tomorrow, Wednesday, March 28th at 6pm taught by Kathryn Ervin! Come dressed to move, learn, and have fun! Please RSVP by emailing “hip hop” along with your name to firstname.lastname@example.org. Bring a friend! Kathryn Ervin is a professor in the Department of Theatre Arts at CSUSB. She teaches courses in Directing, Acting, Creative Drama and African American Theatre and Film and Culture. A graduate of Wayne State University and Illinois State University, she is active in numerous professional organizations. She is currently the board chair for The Arts Connection, The Art Council for San Bernardino County. She is a consultant and past president for the Black Theatre Network. In 2017 she received the Kennedy Center Region VIII Gold Medallion recognizing commitment to the goals and values of the KCACTF and educational theatre. Her recent productions include The Arabian Nights, Once On This Island, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Keep Hedz Ringin’, and Intimate Apparel.
Don’t miss PB’s Ruddy Cravens in Daisy at Main Street Theater! Daisy By Sean Devine Directed by Troy Scheid March 31 – April 29 It is the fall of 1964. With a presidential election looming, a group of advertisers working for Lyndon B. Johnson unleash the most infamous political commercial ever conceived: the “Daisy” ad. This ad played only once, but it carved a scar deep into the American psyche. Based on actual people and events, Daisy explores the power of manipulation and the moment in television history that launched the age of negative ad campaigns — and forever changed how we elect our leaders. Find out more and get tickets here!
Congrats to Kendal Farr! The South by Southwest Conference and Festivals has announced its 2018 Jury and Special Award winners of the SXSW Film Festival Awards, with Thunder Road by director Jim Cummings taking home the coveted narrative feature award. Read the Deadline article here!
New Mexico Casting Director Jo Edna Boldin March 13, 2018 Courtesy of NMFO Filmcast Jo Edna Boldin has been in casting for more than 25 years. Her resume reads like a list of some of the Best Films Ever Made. Listen in as Jo Edna explains what a casting director does, what she looks for in an actor, how to get a start and audition tips to get the gig. If you are interested in acting in film and television, don’t miss this interview!
PB’s Samantha Walker has received a rave review for her performance in Firecracker Productions recent play, “Love/Sick” at Obsidian Theater. Check it out below! “Samantha Walker…casting folks take notice….this is a woman to watch. Cast in the less interesting vignettes, Walker nonetheless captures our attention with her ability to go from zero to one hundred on the emotional scale in a matter of seconds. From gleeful over an expected proposal to dejected over being dumped. From to hopeful about children to realizing that her husband wants none. From the joy then sorrow of meeting your ex unexpectedly. Walker’s range and speed of dramatic trajectory is astonishing to watch.” – Jessica Goldman Performances of Love/Sick continue through March 17 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak For information, call 832-889-7837 or visit firecrackerproductions.org. $10 to $20. Read the HoustonPress article here!
Congrats to PB’s Tam Jackson for receiving the award for Best Actress at The Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema! #PBProud Check out the list of winners here!
We can’t wait to see Tam Jackson in this short film, “Caroline”, premiering at SXSW on March 10th! Check out the link below for screening dates and to watch the trailer. #PBProud https://schedule.sxsw.com/2018/films/122287
The Houston Press has announced the winners and finalists for the 2017 Houston Theater Awards. Pastorini-Bosby Talent whole-heartedly congratulates the following; we are PROUD to represent you! Finalists for Best Actor: Adam Gibbs – LOBBY HERO Nick Farco – TRUE WEST Finalist for Best Actress: Chelsea Ryan McCurdy – MATT & BEN Finalists for Best Supporting Actor: Rutherford Cravens – BURIED CHILD Blake Weir – WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES Drake Simpson – TRUE WEST Best Play/Production LOBBY HERO – directed by P-B’s Kim Tobin-Lehl and Jennifer Dean. Best Director: Kim Tobin-Lehl – TRUE WEST Finalists for Best Director: Justin Doran – GODSPELL Chris Patton – HEDWIG Best Utility Player: Chelsea Ryan McCurdy – MATT & BEN; FIVE COURSE LOVE; LOBBY HERO; GODSPELL Congratulations to All Of You! #PBProud
Be sure to check out PB Talent’s Grant Garrison and Manda Emery in this season of NBC’s The Night Shift! The Night Shift is on Thursdays at 10/9c! If you missed any of the episodes, take a look at their site! https://www.nbc.com/the-night-shift
Katy’s interview with the creator of ipDTL, Kevin Leech! Listen in to find out all about the latest in voice over technology.
Be sure to check out this great article written by PB’s talented Bettye Zoller! #PBProud https://www.voiceoverxtra.com/article.htm?id=J71J35WG&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+VoiceOverXtraArticles+%28VoiceOverXtra+Articles%29 Source: Pastorini Bosby – Home
Natan Cruz In the acting world, feeling overwhelmed by the daunting pressures of Hollywood is all a part of the process. As you begin your acting career the possibilities may seem endless! You can already feel your feet on that Red Carpet when reality strikes and those endless possibilities become an array of offers, classes, coaches and decisions. Decisions, decisions, decisions. Luckily, with some dedication alongside educating yourself and surrounding yourself with people who want to see you succeed, the sky becomes the limit, or more like the sun for Pastorini-Bosby’s Natan Cruz. With all odds against him, he has still managed to push through and shine. Cruz ,28, was born in Mexico before moving to Houston with his family at the age of three. His passion for acting and entertaining began in his high school theatre arts class. However, after graduation he was unable to work until he got approved for his DACA at the age of 24. A Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) allows certain undocumented immigrants who enter the country as minors, to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. Instead of being discouraged, Cruz took the …
Be sure to tune in and watch PB’s own Dave Ward sign off on ABC13 news for one final time tomorrow, Tuesday May 2nd http://abc13.com/society/good-evening-friends-dave-ward-to-sign-off-may-2/1924492/ Congratulations, Dave! Thank you for everything you’ve done and all that you continue to do for the city of Houston! Source: Pastorini Bosby – Home
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Happy Monday everyone! Just wanted to follow up with some of the things we talked about during our Facebook Live session last Friday. You can find the list of smart phone apps to record auditions from your phone below as well as some helpful links with more information on recording capabilities, how to seek voiceover representation and some resources to get a demo together. Thanks for tuning in! iPhone Apps: iAudition, iTalk and Voice Recorder Pro Android Apps: ASR http://www.pbtalent.com/resources/training-recommendations http://www.pbtalent.com/seeking-representation https://en.wikipedia.org/…/Integrated_Services_Digital_Netw… http://source-elements.com/products/source-connect https://ipdtl.com/?gclid=CjwKEAjw8OLGBRCklJalqKHzjQ0SJACP4BHrTvfjXXW4c3SpJDGifjYYC6ww7gB48QpN7AGM7XY1ehoCAy_w_wcB Source: Pastorini Bosby