Monday, May 24, 2010

Early Bird Registration for 48 Hour Film Project Ends Today

Registration for the 48 Hour Film Project ends its Early Bird phase at midnight tonight, after which the registration price for teams will increase to $155.00.

31 of the 36 team slots have been reserved. To register a team, click on the team registration link at the Project's website.

You can also volunteer to be on a team by clicking on the "join a Jacksonville team" link at the bottom of the page.

In addition, an open casting call will be held tonight at the Five Points Theater from 6:30 to 8:30, hosted by local acting coach Cindy Hogan.

A second Meet & Greet Party is planned for Thursday, May 27 on the back deck at River City Brewing Company from 7 to 9 PM.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Performers Academy provides a new home for Jacksonville's talent

The Performers Academy will host an open to the public ribbon cutting ceremony and exhibition on May 12th from 4 – 7 PM. The Performers Academy will provide support and training services to amateur and professional dancers, actors, musicians and producers at 3674 Beach Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207.

Executive Director Kathryn Umberger designed the academy to bring the various artistic disciplines together under one roof. “I found a way to merge my love of entrepreneurship, with my love of the arts. We're opening a unique, creative environment that increases the level of instruction and performance in a variety of areas. We are going to have a fabulous opening that will demonstrate the immense scope of all our offerings. I hope everyone will come to the ceremony and join the fun.”

Kezia Rolle, Executive Director of the Jacksonville Centre of the Arts, sees The Performers Academy as “a new opportunity for her students to be inspired and exposed to other performing artists and instructors.” Her enthusiasm is shared by Cindy Hogan – The A.C.T.I.N.G. Coach – another skilled instructor making a home at the academy. “There is nothing like this in this area. We have taken an eclectic group of individuals and formed a mecca of creativity! The Performers Academy is creating an opportunity for talent to be nurtured and developed.”

A number of additional instructors have already committed to join including Alba Abrahamson of the Suzuki Piano School of Mandarin and Craig Acker with Titus Fitness.

The newly redesigned 7,000+ ft, 2 academy boasts 3 dance studios, a Voice-over booth, separate audio and video editing suites, classrooms and office space for new artists or trainers. Studio space is available for community use and non-traditional performers are encouraged to join established artists. Schedule updates and studio availability will be online at

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Local Filmmaker Holds Casting Call

New York Times bestselling author Brenda Jackson is turning her hit novella Truly Everlasting into a feature film, and Jacksonville-based Five Alive Films is holding auditions for the film’s major characters.

If interested in an acting role, please go to and click on the CASTING CALL link for pertinent information regarding the characters, how you can receive an audition side, and more information about the film. Auditions will run May 15th and 16th.