Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Wanted Poster & DVD Cover!

If you've been reading my blog for a while, you know that "Wanted" is very near and dear to my heart!  I have helped on this short film in many capacities from the very beginning, and I am so excited to share some of the artwork with you now!  Monica Tull did a great job with our graphic design.

We are busy gearing up for our World Premiere and the online release of the film!

Meanwhile, you can Pre-Order the DVD by Feb. 7 to get FREE SHIPPING!
Click HERE to visit our store page!

  
  



Leave a comment and let me know what you think of our Poster and DVD Cover!  :-)
 

Monday, January 26, 2015

Voiceover Resource

Any voice actors or aspiring voice actors out there?  This is definitely an area that I want to explore more!  I just saw this article on Backstage.com and wanted to share it with you!  It talks about voices.com, where you can be your own agent and book paid voiceover work.

Read more here: 4 Reasons to Join the Voiceover Business and use Voices.com

Note: I talked to a friend who is pursuing a career as a voiceover artist, and she said that you can make a profile and put up samples of your work for free, but in order to actually audition or directly contact people holding auditions you have to pay. Voices.com is $40 monthly, so you could cancel if you didn't think it was worth it. Most of the personal testimonies entailed satisfied users who said one job would easily pay for more than the subscription.

She mentioned two more websites: Voice123.com (works much the same way as Voices.com, but if you are not satisfied after 30 days, you can get a refund), and ACX.com, which is all audiobooks.




If you are already in this business, I'd love to hear any advice or information you have to give, so I can share it with my readers! 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!  I hope this season finds you full of joy and peace!  Be sure to take some time over the holidays to relax, unplug, enjoy the festivities, and give yourself time to recharge.  This business we're in is very rewarding but also very demanding, and it's important to take some time off to get refreshed.  2015 is almost upon us, and a new set of adventures await!

In the midst of all the busyness of this season, don't forget to reflect on the greatest gift of all -- a baby boy born in a manger long ago.  God gave us the gift of His Son, and Jesus gave us the gift of His life.  We have so much to be grateful for!  Let us celebrate His birth together and keep our eyes fixed on Him as we go into the new year!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

3 Tips for Using Social Media for Professional Networking

Here's another great article from Backstage! As an actor, you have to work hard to market yourself. And where's the best place to do that?  Social media!  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Instagram, and the list goes on...  These are the platforms that provide you with the opportunity to brand yourself and connect with other professionals in the industry.

This article presents three tips for how to present yourself well when making those connections. They are EXCELLENT points, and when the author said the following...

"How many times have you received a Facebook friend request and decided in a millisecond if you are going to actually consider this request or not? Why? Firstly, because you’ve looked at their profile picture. This picture will make you want to look further into the request or delete it. You may not want to admit that, but I’d bet it’s true."

...I wanted to stand up and shout AMEN! Friends, your profile picture is SO IMPORTANT. It is your calling card -- the first impression people will get of you. Make it a good one. I don't want to be judgmental and I almost hate to admit this, but when I see that someone has posted in a Filmmaking group on Facebook, I will choose to go read their post (or not) based on their profile picture. If their picture doesn't present me with an image of professionality, it's hard for me to take them seriously. (Is professionality even a word? My spellcheck doesn't think so, but it sounds like it ought to be.)

The author also touches on the initial contact you make with someone, and the type of content you are sharing. Here's the link to read the article:

http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/3-tips-using-social-media-professional-networking/

After you read it, come back and tell me what you think!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

"Wanted" Official Trailer!

I apologize for my absence over the past few months!  I have been very busy helping with post-production for "Wanted" (particularly in my role as Social Media Marketing Assistant).  We're hard at work gearing up to release the film on March 2nd!

Please like our <Facebook Page> to see fun behind-the-scenes pictures, featured adoption stories, production updates, and more!  (We'll also be doing some giveaways at the beginning of the year, so you won't want to miss those!)

You can also visit our <Website> for more information about the film, and sign up for our <Newsletter>.

Without further ado, I am very excited to present our OFFICIAL TRAILER!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Casting Call - "Providence"



Shared from The Good Book website:

Mainstreet Productions and Faith Flix Films are excited to begin production on our sixth faith-based feature. PROVIDENCE is a love story that spans forty years. Like our most recent film, The Good Book, PROVIDENCE will be told using only dramatic action, dynamic soundtrack, and no dialogue.

We are currently accepting submissions for the lead and supporting characters (paid). Non-union actors only.

Once these roles are cast, we'll accept submissions for featured and background actors.


Shooting Location: Springfield, TN (Nashville area)
Lodging provided for lead and supporting actors who are unable to work as local talent.
Lead and supporting roles will require 2-5 shooting days.
Shooting Dates: April 13 - June 6, 2015

To submit:
* Complete online application
* Mail headhot (or recent photo) and resume:
Attention: Sharon Wilharm
Mainstreet Productions
305 North Oak Street
Springfield, TN 37172

To read the character breakdown and submit the online application, CLICK HERE.

*Please note: I am not affiliated with this film. I am just sharing the casting call.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Update on "Wanted"

Who wants a sneak peek at some footage from "Wanted" - a short film starring Rusty Martin (Courageous), Andrew Cheney (Seasons of Gray), Eliya Hurt (Polycarp), and myself?  Well, look no further!  I am thrilled to share our new Sizzle Reel with you!  (Be sure to watch it in HD!)




Post production is almost done!  The final edit is locked and color corrected, so now the film needs to go to our sound artist and have a score composed by the amazing John Campbell, and then it will be done!  I'm busy working on the marketing side of things (a new undertaking for me that I'm really enjoying so far!), and we're also researching lots of film festivals.

If you want to learn more about the film, please visit the website that I designed!  You can read about the story, learn about our cast and crew, and sign up to receive our newsletter so you'll be the FIRST to hear our big updates (not only about this project, but future projects from Roundtable Productions)!  Also, there's still time to donate and get some fun rewards while helping with post production costs. 

If you'd like to connect with us on Social Media, here are the links!
  
  

Actors Rusty Martin, Eliya Hurt, Stacey Bradshaw, and Andrew Cheney