Brittany Martz just wrapped the webseries Malice with writer/director Philip Cook of Eagle films. Malice follows the story of Alice Turner and her family as they move into her grandmother’s house in rural Virginia. Strange occurrences plague the family from the get go and when people start disappearing its up to sixteen-year-old Alice to go “down the rabbit hole” and rescue them all. The show officially premieres in January 2012. Sneak previews can be found on the Youtube channel, malicedownunder. http://www.youtube.com/user/malicedownunder
Brittany is a success story from a regional market. She generally works on the east coast in secondary markets but that hasn’t stopped her talents or success. Congratulations Brittany!! We are all very proud of you!!!
Next week…part four of four on Prepping for Pilot Season!!!
I would like to tell you a little about Jennifay Joy…she is a girl on the move..up the charts that is! I had the pleasure of shooting some fun promo shots of Jennifay when she breezed into town for a bunch of meetings. Jennifay is not only a talented young lady but has a wonderfully fun spirit about her! We had a great time combining her personality and her music and translating those into some fun promo shots. Jennifay is full of life and an excellent personality!! But enough of me going on about her….here’s where she is now…in her own words…
After making it through to the top 70 of X Factor, I have been pursuing my musical career and seizing every opportunity given to me. I’ve been working on getting my originals recorded onto an album so that I can release my EP soon. I’ve also been performing constantly! My dream is to become a country recording artist and after hearing what the judges said to me at my initial audition in Dallas I don’t think anything can stop me. The one thing I said going into X Factor was that I didn’t want to have any regrets. I could have just given up when I got assigned to the rap group but I didn’t. I gave it my all and looking back there’s nothing I could have done differently. Sometimes things just aren’t meant to be. X Factor was an awesome experience, and although I may not be a rapper I know I am destined to be a performer. Be on the lookout for my new music, because as far as I’m concerned this is not a wrap on my career things have just begun! Sorry I couldn’t resist that cheesy line ha 😉 –Jennifay Joy
This rising star is one to watch folks!!! She’s already well on her way….
Lately I’ve been asked a lot about the business side of acting.It’s spurred a lot of interesting discussions with people and I thought I’d take a day and focus on this concept. It’s avery unique balance because the entertainment industry is full of all these wonderfully talented people but very often amazingly gifted people in the arts are not as equally gifted on the business side of things. That is why we have entities like Agents and Managers. These people are very business oriented and it’s their job to take your talent and put you in the positions where you (all) can make money from it. It’s very easy to get upset with the AGENTS and MANAGERS and it’s always easier to point a finger elsewhere when you aren’t getting where you want to be in the business. It’s the whole left brain right brain thing….artist brains just tend to function differently then business brains. But the reality is AGENTS and MANAGERS can only SELL what you give them. So it’s YOUR job to keep them up to date with new looks and skills and marketable skills and anything else they can use as a WEDGE to get in the door to sell you and your talents.
How does this relate to this blog?
Well, a couple of weekends ago I shot a bunch of ‘up and comings’ of young Hollywood sporting their FALL FASHION SMARTNESS and they ended up being their own featured gallery in Spottin’ Style Magazine. Of course, as is the trend with all things marketed, these photos were linked to FACEBOOK and people went nuts commenting and ‘liking’. One of the kids contacted me saying that a Producer saw the photos and remarked that this was a bit of EXCELLENT PRESS. He said, “It may seem small, but every step you take moves you forward and puts you in the limelight to be seen and thought of.” WOW!! What great comments!! Another one of the kids sent the link to their MANAGER. Guess what? That Manager now has the article and photo in that actor’s PRESS KIT!!!
The point is this is a BUSINESS and you THE ACTOR need to approach it as such. Look for those UNIQUE OPPORTUNITIES and make the most of them when you find them!!
Do you have a story to share about these unique opportunities? Let’s hear it!! Are you one of those kids from the shoot and want to share how those photos are helping your business? POST AWAY PEOPLE!!! POST AWAY….
CONGRATULATIONS to KARAN BRAR as his new show JESSIE premiered on the Disney Channel September 30th!! With 4.6 Million Viewers, that isDisney Channel’s most watched premiere since Suite Life On Deck. What a wonderful piece of Disney History to be a part of!!
Karan has had a busy summer filming the Jessie episodes and also working on Diary of a Wimpy kid 3 (more on that later). Jessie stars Debby Ryan who plays an 18 year old girl from rural Texas who moves to New York City and finds herself the nanny of some very unruly kids. Karan plays Ravi who has a pet water monitor lizard and is the latest adoptee into the Ross family. Jessie has been approved for twenty episodes and after being on the set a few times, I can tell you first hand this show is hilarious and is going to be a HUGE hit!! Way to go KARAN!! So Proud of you!!!!
TODAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd!! JT Pro Imaging Client NATHAN GAMBLE stars in the amazing true story of Winter, the Dolphin with a prosthetic tail. Watch the trailer, see videos, photos, and downloads at http://dolphintalemovie.warnerbros.com/index.html That’s him on the poster swimming!!
Dolphin Tale is a Warner Bros and Alcon Entertainment film inspired by the amazing true story of a dolphin and the strangers who came together to save her life. It also stars Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, and Harry Connick Jr. among others.
NATHAN GAMBLE is no stranger to the big screen. He was seen in Batman; The Dark Knight as well as Marley and Me. He is an accomplished actor and a young age and all around great guy!! Congratulations NATHAN!!! Another job very well done!!!