Powerful and inspiring conversation about being an actor in these modern times with amazing actor ,performer and pistolero Actor Will Roberts ActorWillRoberts.com from Los Angeles. Instagram.com/WILLROBERTSACTOR
The both of us with a combined 70 years of acting career experience around the world talking about how to help creators and performers out there to stay focused ,motivated and being efficient and effective self promoters in the world of social media platforms. Coming from totally different backgrounds and being raised in to totally different worlds and continents what connects us is the sheer passion for our craft and the struggle we’re facing everyday on how to thrive and being fulfilled even when playing smaller roles maybe or having to face dry hiring periods. It’s about finding joy in what we all do in this crazy world. Getting out of bed every morning with the constant desire to improve and showing the very best you got all the times. Tools experience and insights. So join our dialog get inspired and ask us questions,cause we’re both here to help.
Lorenzo Patanè The Coachmc
THE ACTING COACH
Born to be wise 40 years ago in Sicily, Lorenzo Patanè moved with his family to Germany, where he started acting in Waldorf Schooland small theatres at the age of 12; never stopped learning since then. He attended Manfred Riedel’s drama school at the age of 24 and two years later he entered the prestigious Theater Lindenhof, making his Shakespeare debutat the Globe Theater Schwäbisch Hall shortly afterwards. His break-through success as protagonist came in 2005 with the multi-award winning german TV show “Sturm Der Liebe” . In recent years, he collaborated with Rosee Riggs (GER), Christof Biermayr (GER), Hans Zimmer (USA), Michael Ball (USA), Rob Dessena (USA), Ebony Butler (AUS), PIF (ITA), Roberto De Feo (ITA), Vito Palumbo (ITA).
During his artistic adventures through out the world, he also opened up a dazzling design-boutique restaurant in Stuttgart named “Bella Italia Weine”, collaborating with renomated IF Design Group architects. The place won several prices, awards and mentionings.
Everybody check out an article and video that I did on social media for actors… This is a really great company that I’m working with. They are helping people get the right tools to be professional actor. Allcasting.com lots of great news information and casting notices…
The importance of social media | Video lesson with Will Roberts
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you must know social media is everything. Meaning, you have to be there to be in the know. Social Media plays a crucial role in connecting people and developing relationships. Watch Will Roberts explain exactly how important it is to have at least one social media account and how can you use it for your career in the entertainment industry.
Friend and award winning #director Jenn Page is helping actors out this holiday season by making this great offer to get your actors demo reel in shape for PILOT SEASON! This is a no brainer … read on!
Actors: Jenn will cut your actor reel for 100$ flat (no music montages) and/or you can sign up for the January actor reel marathon WITH TURN AROUNDS for $350 and get your scenes written for you now (after January price is going up to $500 and scene writing extra). Deposits to hold the rate okay this time only.
Filmmakers: we’ll do our normal 250$/day Co-production fee for $100/day (your insurance covered but no stunts or driving, no workers comp, 5 certs max).
If anyone has other needs and wants help email jenn for additional help. Her production company can maybe help you get that project done finally on your small budget. Hit her up!
UnionWorking.com protest of Bartle Bogle Hegarty – Los Angeles, aka, BBH
This week I took to the streets of Los Angeles, but not for an audition or a film shoot. Today I was being part of a moment happening in the world of entertainment. This moment has been getting stronger in the last several years, the surge of union advertisers backing out of their union contracts and hiring non-union actors. The entertainment industry is not only filled with fun and exciting opportunities, it also is a tight knit family, and watches out for there own. This was very apparent at this rally. As a feature reporter of 30 years I decided to show my support and get the news out. Click on the news reporter to see the whole story.
Nearly 1000 union SAG-AFTRA performers traversed the city sidewalk at 8360 Melrose Ave., which is home to the advertising agency, Bartle Bogle Hegarty – Los Angeles, aka, BBH. Why? Because BBH is currently a union signatory and have recently defied their signatory contract with the union regarding hiring non-union talent for their commercial advertising. The SAG-AFTRA commercials contract terminates in March of 2019 and therefore the performers union is in preparation for those negotiations so this breach by BBH comes at a most tenuous time.
The non-partisan independent group, @UnionWorking (www.unionworking.com), is comprised of 13 core members with hundreds of followers have been making a concerted effort for more than two years now to coalesce their peers in an organized intelligent and focused effort. UnionWorking is currently creating a video series with prominent stars and along with their union SAG-AFTRA, were instrumental in the passion, energy and turnout of today’s rally against the actions taken by BBH.
Vist: UnionWorking.com – SAG.org for more information on how you can help!
Actor | Magician | Voice Actor | Cowboy | Weapons Trainer
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Sarah is a writer and SAG-AFTRA actor with a neuroscience degree. Sarah is currently a staff writer on the new scifi audio drama The Veil, produced by Voxx Studios and coming out in October, 2018. She was a finalist for the 2017 WIF/Blacklist Episodic lab, and one of her sitcom pilot scripts made it to the second round of the 2018 NYTVF Script Competition.
You are a rock star for even reading this right now. If you are here you probably know me, but in the event you don’t you can see some of my work here http://jennpage.com.)
Most of you know that I was recently selected as one of 6 directors for the first ever Alliance of Women Directors Shoot ‘Em Up. The six directors have been hand selected and are all professional working directors. The premiere screening is set to happen at Walt Disney Studios in Burbank in late October and it is an extreme honor to get to premiere at their theatre and with the 5 insanely talented directors making the other films.
What you may not know is that as a filmmaker I’ve been lucky enough to direct several feature films, music videos, series for the web, live shows, and even a TV talk show. However, never have I had an opportunity like the one here before me now. The opportunity to screen a film at Walt Disney, to be a part of a series featuring other working women filmmakers and seen by high level industry guests. It’s a very exciting time and my team and I are working hard to create the best film we can!
Moreover, we are telling a very important story about a woman who escaped horrific incidents in her homeland of El Salvador and now suffers from mental illness brought on by PTSD. She moves in with a family as a live in housekeeper and slowly starts to unravel. We explore the issues of immigration, mental health, and family. And it’s all based on true events!
We have been given a $1,000 grant by the Alliance of Women Directors to get us off and running. We are more than grateful for the grant and we are putting it to good use. However, it only scratches the surface. We still need money for meals, crew, props, wardrobe, camera gear, post-production services and more!
When we say “every single dollar counts” it has never been more true! $1. $5. $10. $1,000! We’ll take it all and put it all to great use.
We have LESS THAN ONE WEEK until we have to film this!
Thank you for visiting the page and reading all of this and considering helping us!
Love & light,
Jenn Page, Producer/Director
CAST & CREW COMMITTED TO THE CAUSE:
Director: Jenn Page
Writers: Sarah J. Eagen & Jenn Page
Producers: Jenn Page, Sarah Eagen, Chris Edgar, Joanna Ke, Robyn Heller, Mark Needle
Associate Producer: Amber Romero
AD: Fanny Pierre
Cinematographer: Sara Baum
Makeup Artist: Katherine Fernandez
Stunt Coordinator: Matthew Norman
More crew to come!
Adelita (our El Salvadorian woman): Tessie Herrasti
This weeks Magic Apple Radio we have guest Rudy Tinoco of the Magician’s Fourm & a great new Magic tutorial – The Halo Project:
I’m very excited to share something with you that I’ve been working on with some help from a few members of our forum. It’s called “The HaLo Project – The Magic of Harry Lorayne” and the following video will explain more about it.
Baron Brown Studio – Summer Intensive enrollment with
Summer 6-week Intensives Now Enrolling
LA’s Premier Acting School specializing in the Meisner Technique is now taking interview appointments for Summer Intensive enrollment. The Meisner Technique is an acting method originated by Sanford Meisner and The Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio strives to uphold the Meisner legacy in its entirety. Tom Patton is teaming up with Charley Boon for a 6-week intensive beginning September 5th. Classes meet three times a week, Wednesday and Thursday evening at 6:45 PM and Saturday morning at 10:45 AM. Detailed information on schedule options is available through the Studio. This is the last 6-week intensive of the year.
Location: The Baron Brown Studio – 1323 Lincoln Blvd., Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90401
Contact: For scheduling an interview or questions: Baron Brown Studio at 310.451.3311 or email@example.com.
Family Rap Artist – Cactus (SecretAgent23Skidoo.com )
Fb: Secret Agent 23 Skidoo….
So I did a music video recently and it just launched, (Space Joke) this last week. So I sat down on the phone with the artist and friend, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo…. and talked about Life, Love, and the pursuit of RappyNess !
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo is a Grammy winning, internationally touring, purple velvet tuxedo wearing family funk phenemenon. Combining the positive, primal power of hip hop with the surreal storytelling of science fiction, 23 Skidoo has concocted a potent
potion that wows family crowds across the planet.
The ingredients of his magic spells include reverence for the boundless mindstates of young children, respect for the culture and DNA of hip hop, funk and soul music, and a deep belief in the power of the imagination to change the world in positive ways, both personal and universal.
If you can imagine a band with Jim Henson on guitar, Shel Silverstein on bass and PIXAR as the lead vocalist, you’ve pretty much got it. And if George Clinton and Q Tip stopped by the party, that might clarify things even more. Basically, if Dr. Seuss and Dr. Dre had a baby, it would be the music of Secret Agent 23 Skidoo. Nuff said.
In 2007, Skidoo had already spent over a decade touring the nation with various live band/hip hop groups as a rapper and producer. He’d opened up for MOS DEF, RUN DMC, P-Funk All Stars and The Sun Ra Arkestra. And best of all, he’d helped bring a beautiful little baby girl into the world. By that time, she was 5 years old, and as smart as a smart car that runs on smart drinks. Taking a break from the road, Skidoo taught little Saki (aka MC Fireworks) how to rap, and together they made the world’s first album of family hip hop, literally from a family that makes hip hop. It caught on quick, and they soon had a #1 hit on SiriusXM’s family channel, which started planting seeds across the nation and beyond.
In the next decade, 23 Skidoo, MC Fireworks, and Bootysattva (aka Mom) rocked lots of shows with a bunch of awesome friends who sang, scratched records, danced, played instruments and did backflips. They played Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and the Smithsonian. They flew to Canada for the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and to India for the Buddy Daddy Family Festival. They got glowing reviews in TIME, USA Today, People, and a bunch of other magazines and stuff. They racked up a total of ten #1 hits on SiriusXM, and ended up on NPR’s “All Things Considered” twice. Their music videos are currently playing on NBC’s kids’ show “Sprout House”. And in 2014, they got nominated for a Grammy, and in 2017, they WON the Grammy for “Best Children’s Recording”!!! That was cool. Got to go onstage in a tophat and everything.
As well as releasing six full length albums, two books, one record, a line of hot sauce, and an E.P. that combines the entire Asheville Symphony with beats and rhymes, 23 Skidoo has written and produced the music for the US Library’s Summer Reading Program for six years running. He been its official New York State spokesman in 2010 and its official Reading Champion in 2017, because books are awesome. And he’s taught countless kids to write their own rhymes in workshops across the country.
In the decade of dancing down this crazy path, Secret Agent 23 Skidoo has evolved a sound and style that never dumbs down the music or underestimates the audience. With funk and beats as real as bands that play at midnight, and with lyrics that aren’t afraid to employ a larger vocabulary that what is currently heard on mainstream radio for grown ups, Skidoo fashions a world intended for the whole family. The universal constants that we all deal with, such as love, struggle, dreams, fear and learning to become ourselves, are the soul of these musical adventures that bounce, fly and slide smoothly through landscapes of wild imagination.
Each week we will bring you updates from our out in the frontline reporter and member of Union Workers Group.
“The bridge to positive solutions for all union actors.”
UnionWorking’s Mission Statement
UnionWorking is a grassroots effort to stem the tide of union busting that is now destabilizing our nation’s working families.
Born from entertainment industry unions that work and support each other every day, UnionWorking seeks to strengthen bonds with labor unions across the country and, indeed, around the world.
UnionWorking understands that together, unions strengthen America’s workforce and America’s economy to better position our workers and our nation in the global marketplace.
Each week Kevin will give up updates on the progress of Union Workers in the Film, TV, and Commercial world. If you are SAG, Fi-Core, or eligible for SAG you can ask questions and Kevin will try to address your questions and concerns on ActingUpRadio.com
Will Roberts Wins Best Actor in the 2018 Golden State Film Festival for Short Film “Signal”
[Hollywood, CA], [ Aug, 16 2018 ] – Actor and comedian, Will Roberts, won Best Actor in a Short Film during the 2018 Golden State Film Festival for the short film “Signal.” The 2018 edition of the film festival took place from August 10 to August 12 at the Sepulveda Screening Room in West Los Angeles, California.
The Golden State Film Festival aims to provide emerging independent filmmakers with an opportunity to showcase their works and talents. Independent actors and filmmakers usually don’t get much recognition and appreciation for their work due to other big names in Hollywood and the entertainment industry in general. The film festival allows independent filmmakers to enjoy exposure before esteemed industry decision-makers and film enthusiasts. This year’s Golden State Film Festival also featured filmmakers from around the world and both feature-length and short films.
Signal was nominated for Best Short Film. Although the film did not win the award, Will Roberts, the lead actor in Signal, still won Best Actor in a Short Film.
“THE OTHER DAY … I attended the Golden State film festival @goldenstatefilmfestival in Los Angeles. Saw the first time viewing of @SignalTheFilm that was created, shot, and produced by @diogomorgado. I was fortunate enough to be the LEAD ACTOR In this short film. I went to the film festival with the intention that we were up for the best short film. THE BAD NEWS … we did not win the best Short film. THE MIND BLOWING part of it is, I just received the BEST ACTOR in a short film of all the films. I’m beside myself… thank you @diogomorgado @dana_johann @vitorgiudicioficial @alexandrearaujooficiall .. this is an amazing thing! #IdLikeToThankTheAcademy lol and thank you #Brazil for the great background you provided us,” says Will.
Signal has received 6 other best film awards.
Will has been an actor for the past 30 years. He has spent the last 30 years developing a variety of talents, including hosting, shooting, clowning, dancing, snowboarding, and skateboarding. Will has worked as an on-air FOX Kids host, theater actor, and syndicated radio humorist.He has performed on Las Vegas strip and showcased his comedic work with the renowned Cirque du Soleil.
He has played various roles throughout his acting career. His previous works include the TV series “The Coroner: I Speak for the Dead” where he played the role of Detective Alan Davis and the feature film “The West and the Ruthless” where he was a cast as Emery Chaplin.
Aside from being a veteran actor, he is also a Guinness World Record Gun Spinner, professional cowboy, whip artist and trick roping expert. Will is a skilled voice talent as well. He provides the high-quality voice-over for online and radio commercials, whiteboard, web spots, presentations and other audio tracks. Since each track is professionally mastered, it can be added to the media immediately. The tracks are noise-free and have clear diction. Will has provided the voice-over for a wide range of clients, including Salinas Rodeo, Cherokee Sports, Raptor Razor Knifes, Harteis Ranch, Hawke Optics, Bear Archery, Pocket Hose, Hollywood Hunter and PBR.
About Will Roberts:
Will Roberts has been a professional actor for more than 20 years. He is a mechanical bull coach, gun coach, and roping coach. Will is also a motivational speaker, gun spinner, dancer, fire performer, magician, singer, mime, juggler, trick roper, cowboy, whip artist, equestrian and physical comedian.
Photographers and videographers have been looking for major improvements in LED panel lights, at an affordable price. Today, their wishes have been satisfied.
The new F&V K4000 Power Daylight and Bi-Color 1×1 LED Panel Lights were just released. The Slanted Lens is running a giveaway of these units in August! The winners will be chosen by The Slanted Lens. The winners will be based on their Gleam giveaway account entries, not social follows, as in previous giveaways.
These LED panels are really amazing, for anyone producing their own short films or producing web series. This is the type of equipment that is affordable and compact it can be taken anywhere and the lighting is amazing.
F&V Daylight Power Panel, Bi-Color Power Panel
The K4000 Power has a new lens design, which provides incredible brightness when maximum output is needed. A 60 degree wide beam angle allows the K4000 Power to generate up to 7200 lux @ 1m. It can be powered by a single V-Mount battery.
Vibrant Color Reproduction
With a TLCI of up to 99 (97±2) and a CRI of up to 97 (95±2), the Power fixtures raise the color reproduction to new heights, representing colors truthfully, neutral and vibrant.
New Attachment System
Incorporating the new F&V attachment system for light shaping accessories, the Power fixtures are compatible with the full range of tools such as barndoors, honeycomb grids, diffusors, filter holders and softboxes.
The @fvlightingusa giveaway is for two new lights, the K4000 Power Daylight & the K4000S Power Bi-Color. They are giving everyone a chance to win both of these lights worth $1,178!
Entries must be through the link below, to the giveaway page.