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MONDAY MORNING MEMO | Nov. 18, 2014

November 18, 2014

MONDAY MORNING  MEMO  

November 18,  2014 

News and events from The Actor Factory, a training center in Norman, OK focusing on the art of on-camera acting.  For more information, call 405.701.1673 or visit

www.TheActorFactory.com   

 

 

CASTING CALL

Paid Extras Needed for Oil & Gas Production TV Commercial- OKC

 

UNTITLED OIL & GAS PRODUCTION COMMERCIAL

Commercial

Full Buyout, All Media

Non-Union

Casting Director:   Chris Freihofer, CSA

Casting Assistant: Tiffany Feese

Interview Date(s):   None - Selections from photos only

Shoot/Start Date:   Monday, 11/24

Location:   Oklahoma City, OK

Pay Rate:   $150 flat


 

SUBMIT ELECTRONICALLY ASAP  

 

BREAKDOWN OF ROLES

 

BOARDROOM PROFESSIONALS - Males and females, 30-60.  Any ethnicity. These people are seen in a boardroom and lecture hall of a major local corporation. 

 

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.  

Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.  

 

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS.

- Please include a photo of head and shoulders and a front photo taken head to toe. Camera phone photos are fine.

-Make the subject heading of your email the BOARDROOM. No other subject headings will be seen. 

-Only submit if you are available for filming the entire day of the dates listed for the role.

- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL.  DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.

-Send the email to submissions@freihofercasting.com  (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission will not be seen) 

-If you are selected to appear in the film you will be notified by phone call.  Please provide us a good daytime telephone.

-Submissions must be received ASAP

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS!


 

Freihofer Casting Opens Doors  December 4 for 4th Annual Monologues 4 Meals

M4M 4 will be 12/4/14.  Shouldn't be too hard to remember.
 

Ever thought it was hard to be seen by a casting director?  Have you had trouble getting auditions for projects?  Have you honed your skills since your last audition and you want to show your abilities?   Do you want to show your talent agent what you can do or be seen by all the area talent agents plus the state's largest and busiest casting office?


 

Freihofer Casting, the leading casting office for film and television in Oklahoma, will open its doors December 4 for the 4th annual Monologues 4 Meals.  Essentially an open call, the event allows actors to bring in a  monologue or short scene of their choosing and perform it for a working Casting Director for film & television.  The staff of Freihofer Casting (Casting Director Chris Freihofer, CSA, Casting Assistant Tiffany Feese and other staffers) will view all auditions.   


 

All scenes and monologues will also be filmed and shown to Oklahoma talent agents.  If you already have a talent agent, they will have the opportunity to see again what you can do.  If you do not have an agent, the Monologues 4 Meals staff will notify you if an agent has expressed interest in contacting you.


 

The lobby at The Actor Factory is fully decked out for Freihofer Casting's annual event.

Cost for the event is two non-perishable food or sundry items per person. 


 

Items collected will be given to area food banks and animal shelters.


 

"We got the idea from our colleagues at Claire Simon Casting in Chicago," said Freihofer. "They distributed an invitation through the Casting Society of America database a few years ago, encouraging other CSA member offices to copy an event that has been popular with them for the past 9 years."


 

"We dedicate one day a year to meeting any actor on the planet that would like to come in and be seen and do an audition piece," said Simon. "The day always has actors lined up down the hall, a really festive feeling, and the actors are excited to be in and feel good about doing something good for someone else at the same time." 


 

"Actors don't have to bring in monologues," said Freihofer, Oklahoma's only CSA-member Casting Director. "They can bring in a scene and we will provide the off-camera reader, just like a film audition." (Make sure to bring a copy of the script). Actors are also encouraged to bring in their headshots and resumes, if they have them. Freihofer will fill out an evaluation form and attach it to each headshot/resume for consideration for future projects.

New rules are in place to help prevent long lines this year.


 

He stressed that this is perfect for actors that haven't yet been seen by the casting office, or for actors that have reached a new level in their training and want to show themselves off.  He also encourages veteran actors to come in to stretch the envelope of how they are normally seen or considered.

 

"If an actor wants to strut their stuff, go for it. If you aren't being seen for the right roles or the right projects, if you feel you aren't being seen at all, or if you feel your last auditions haven't represented your talents, this is the chance. The doors are open to any actor of any age," Freihofer said.

 

Freihofer has cast over 30 feature film and television projects and hundreds of commercials since opening the doors in 2004.   Recent casting credits include the feature films RUDDERLESS (Directed by William H Macy),  AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY (With Meryl Streep & Julia Roberts), THE VEIL, YOU CAN'T WIN, SOUTHERN TALE, ELEMENT, TO THE WONDER (Directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck & Rachel McAdams),  and recent commercials for Foot Locker, AT&T, Verizon, Spring, Nike, Gatorade, Prudential Insurance, Dick's Sporting Goods, Oand more. He is currently prepping the casting of two more feature films and will produce the film HEARTLAND early next year.

 

"We did an open call years ago when we opened our first office and it was very successful," he said. "We met some very talented actors and saw plenty of new faces that we called in for future auditions.  At last year's event, we gathered over 750 pounds of food for the local food bank.  We hope to double that record this year."

 

Freihofer Casting's Monologues 4 Meals will be held Thursday, December 4, from 10 am-8 pm  at The Actor Factory in Norman, OK. No appointment is necessary.


 

Casting Assistant Tiffany Feese helps organize last year's donations after the event.

Actors can either bring in a monologue or two or a scene of no more than 2 minutes in length total.  Scenes or monologues can be from film, television, theater or anything.  But be mindful that this casting office is hired for film & television. This year, the actor will be timed as soon as they begin talking, in order to keep the line moving and to see as many people as possible.  


 

"People will be cut off after 2 minutes, so prepare wisely," Freihofer said.


 

"If you've ever spent much time in casting, you can tell what you need to see after about 20 seconds anyway," he said. "Two minutes with two one-minute monologues will be plenty. We have to be strict about timing because last year we had a line that back up.  Some people waited over 90 minutes to be seen.  We're working to prevent that this year."


 

It is suggested that the audition material is memorized.


 

Everyone auditioning is required to bring in two non-perishable food or toiletry items that could be helpful to a family in need during the holidays. Please remember that non-perishable includes pasta, pasta sauce, canned goods, cereal, crackers, peanut butter toiletries (soap, toothpaste, shampoo, tampons, anti-perspirant), etc.

 

Food donations will be given to Food & Shelter For Friends. Cash and check donations will be given to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary.

 

Items are delivered last year to Food & Shelter for Friends.

 

Please be mindful of peak times (near lunch, near the end of the day). There may be a short wait, but we will make it festive for all, and anyone in line will be seen!

For address, map and driving directions to The Actor Factory, visit www.TheActorFactory.com. For information by phone, call the Casting Hotline at 405.310.4391 after November 28. (Do not call The Actor Factory phone line or the main office phone number for Freihofer Casting for information about this event).


 

For current updates about the event, "Like" Freihofer Casting on Facebook (www.Facebook.com/FreihoferCasting) and follow @FreihoferCasting on Twitter.


 

 
CASTING CALL:

Paid Extras for Red Carpet Charters TV Commercial

 

RED CARPET CHARTERS

Commercial

Full Buyout

Non-Union   

Producer: Casey Twenter 

Casting Director:   Chris Freihofer, CSA

Casting Assistant: Tiffany Feese

Interview Date(s):   None - Selections from photos only

Shoot/Start Date:   Thursday, 11/20

Location:   Oklahoma City, OK

Pay Rate:   $75 flat


 

SUBMIT BY 10 AM WED 11/19

 

BREAKDOWN OF ROLES


 

BUS PATRONS - Male and female, any ethnicity, aged 25-70. Average people riding a charter bus. Filming will take 4-5 hours maximum. 

 

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.  

Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.  

 

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS.

- Please include a photo of head and shoulders and a front photo taken head to toe. Camera phone photos are fine.

-Make the subject heading of your email the BOARDROOM. No other subject headings will be seen. 

-Only submit if you are available for filming the entire day of the dates listed for the role.

- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL.  DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.

-Send the email to submissions@freihofercasting.com  (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission will not be seen) 

-If you are selected to appear in the film you will be notified by phone call.  Please provide us a good daytime telephone.

-Submissions must be received ASAP

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS!


 

CASTING CALL:

Final Extras Needed For Feature 

Film MONDAY AT 11:01 - Guthrie, OK

 

As filming wraps this week on the feature film MONDAY AT 11:01 AM, the casting office has released the final list of paid extras needed for the film.

 

The film is a suspense thriller about Michael, who brings his girlfriend Jenny to a beautiful yet strange mountain town where everyone seems familiar. But he begins to see and hear things that no one else can. After many hallucinations and then losing sight of Jenny, Michael is brought to the brink of insanity. He finds himself frantically questioning what is real and what it isn't.

 

The film stars Charles Agron (DARK HOUSE), who also penned the script, Lauren Shaw (ZERO DARK THIRTY, PARKS & RECREATION) and Lance Henriksen, veteran of over 200 movies like THE TERMINATOR, THE RIGHT STUFF, PUMPKINHEAD and ALIENS.


 

The film is directed by Special Effects Make-up guru Harvey Lowry (THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, WATCHMEN, A BEAUTIFUL MIND).


Shoots begin in the morning and could go all day.  Pay is a guarantee of $58 for up to 8 hours, plus overtime after 8 hours. Lunch is provided.


 

All filming is in Guthrie, OK.

 

BREAKDOWN OF NEEDS:

 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 20


 

BAR PEOPLE - Males and females, any ethnicity, age 21-35. They are at a young and hip bar.

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 & 22


HOTEL GUESTS - Males and females, any ethnicity, 35+.  They are guests at the hotel.  These people MUST be available both Friday and Saturday.

 


 

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.  

Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.  

 

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS.

- Please include a photo of head and shoulders and a front photo taken head to toe. Camera phone photos are fine.

-Make the subject heading of your email the BOARDROOM. No other subject headings will be seen. 

-Only submit if you are available for filming the entire day of the dates listed for the role.

- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL.  DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.

-Send the email to submissions@freihofercasting.com  (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission will not be seen) 

-If you are selected to appear in the film you will be notified by phone call.  Please provide us a good daytime telephone.

-Submissions must be received ASAP

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS!

 

 

 

 

 

FACTORY APPLAUSE:

Celebrating on-camera achievements of Actor Factory students and staff 


 

 

 

MILA MCCOY

Former Factory class regular and now Factory workshop regular Mila McCoy just booked her first SAG-AFTRA commercial. She filmed a spot last week for TXU Energy.  The former Oklahoman (by way of Siberia) was a regular at The Actor Factory before moving to Dallas, and now she is often seen at Factory workshops, and always at the Audition intensives The Factory brings to Dallas.  She is repped in Oklahoma by Magna Talent and in Dallas by Core Talent.

 


 

 

 


 

 

 

 

JADA WILLIAMS

Factory Young Performer Jada Williams filmed a principal role last week in a commercial for Oklahoma Tourism. Jada is a regular in The Factory's Young Performer program, appearing, taking Tiny Performer Intro to Camera, then graduating to Young Performer Acting & Character Study and Young Performer Audition for Camera.  She is currently seeking representation.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

ED MARTIN

Factory student Ed Martin filmed a principal role last week in a commercial for Oklahoma Tourism. It is his second year to appear in the national campaign. Ed has taken Acting for Camera, Audition for Film & Television and Acting Technique at The Actor Factory.  He is repped by Magna Talent.



 


 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a booking or an achievement worthy of Applause?  Send it to the Memo at Chris@ActorFactory.net with the subject heading APPLAUSE.  Be sure to include the job, your agent (if you have one) your headshot, and the Actor Factory classes you have taken along the way. (Sorry, but Applause is only for current or former Actor Factory students)

 

 

 

CASTING CALL:

More People Needed for Rescheduled 

OK Tourism TV Commercial Scenes

 

 

Due to weather, some scenes for the Oklahoma Tourism commercial were postponed to a later late. Now, with the new dates scheduled, people are needed to appear in the spots this coming Friday, November 21 in Oklahoma City.

 

 

They will be interior and exterior shots in downtown Oklahoma City, OK.

 

The need is for adults and children.  Families are welcome to submit, but couples will be needed as well.  Kids should be aged 8+, and adults up to age 70 will be considered. The commercial is open to all ethnicities.

 

 

ALSO, authentic street performers are needed.  Jugglers, balloon artists, buskers, any authentic street performers.

 

The commercial will be paid, and will include a gas allowance for those living 50 miles or more from the shoot location. 

 

There are NO AUDITIONS for this commercial.  We are hiring from photos only! The photos must be recent snapshots taken within the past 7 days. Camera phone photos are fine.

 

Although we are unable to list in print what we are able to pay each person, we will include that in the booking information if you are selected for the spot.  At that point you can either accept or decline the role.  But we can't consider you if you don't submit.

 

Usage for the spot will be a full buyout for all media.

 

 

 

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.  

Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.  

 

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS.

- Please include a photo of head and shoulders and a front photo taken head to toe. Camera phone photos are fine.

-Make the subject heading of your email the BOARDROOM. No other subject headings will be seen. 

-Only submit if you are available for filming the entire day of the dates listed for the role.

- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL.  DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.

-Send the email to submissions@freihofercasting.com  (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission will not be seen) 

-If you are selected to appear in the film you will be notified by phone call.  Please provide us a good daytime telephone.

-Submissions must be received ASAP

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS!

 

 

 

Factory Foreman To Appear on Freedom 43 To Discuss New Project

Actor Factory foreman Chris Freihofer will appear on Oklahoma City television Wednesday morning, November 19 to discuss a new project.  Freihofer will appear on Rise and Shine on Freedom 43 at  around 8:30 am.

 

Freihofer, the local casting director on such recent projects as AUGUST, OSAGE COUNTY, RUDDERLESS, THE VEIL, and dozens more, recently was a producer on the feature film ELEMENT that filmed in Oklahoma last summer.  He is also an actor that has appeared in several projects like FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS, LONGMIRE, WALKER, TEXAS RANGER and a recurring role on the landmark series BREAKING BAD as well as several feature films.

 

Freihofer is appearing to discuss a motion picture project slated to film in Oklahoma in the coming months.

 

The segment will be conducted by morning anchor Lacey Lett. Freedom 43 is on Oklahoma City Cox Cable channel 714, and available on other carriers.  Check local listings.

 

 

CASTING CALL:

People Needed for Tchami Music Video

 

 

TCHAMI - "PROMESSES"

Music Video

YouTube, plus UK Television

Non-Union

Executive Producer: Sarah Boardman 

Producer: Steven Farnsworth 

Director: Benjamin Reed 

Casting Director:   Chris Freihofer, CSA

Casting Assistant: Tiffany Feese

Audition Date(s):   o/a Thursday, 11/20 in OKC, OK area

Shoot/Start Date:   Sat-Mon, 11/22-24 (all talent films one day)

Location:   Either OKC or Tulsa areas

Pay Rate:   $200 flat


 

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTION

SUBMIT BY 12 PM WEDNESDAY, 11/19 


 

Special Notes

This is music video for the French DJ Tchami. 


 

All characters will show prosthetic lightning scars on their bare backs.  There will be heavy SFX prosthetic makeup.


 

SYNOPSIS 

This is an abstracted narrative piece, a docu-fiction portrait film on 16mm. It captures the lives and bodies and possessions of people who have got themselves struck by lightning or are attempting to, in order to get closer to God. It's a beautiful video, loose and real like a Herzog movie, with the strange characters and fanatics of a Herzog movie. A photographic and uncontrived style depicting real documentary portrait shots of lightning victims merged seamlessly with semi fictionalised characters. Striking images simultaneously beautiful and bizarre. The gritty grainy photography and handheld camera work bouncing along with the track and bursting into expansive dramatic wide shots when the synths smooth out and open up. 


 

BREAKDOWN OF ROLES 

 

MAN ON GOLF COURSE - caucasian male, 40s-50s Kind of a white collar guy, perhaps works in an office and has found out about this cult, but doesn't have the courage to go through with it. He's like the classic Phillip Seymour Hoffman geek. Slightly pudgy and weak willed. On the golf course he has covered his body in metal forks as he crawls and screams. 


 

YOUNG RANCH HAND - Caucasian male, 20s-30s. Aside from being handsome and cool looking, there was something cynical or almost maniacal about the look of the character, as if something could have snapped inside him. Not going for your typical rugged young American man, but more the handsome sociopath. Photogenic, but unpredictable. Must be willing to smoke a cigarette. 

 

COWBOYS - Males, 60s-70s. Any ethnicity. Must be willing and able to ride a horse. Old rugged rodeo men, perhaps even brothers, men with skin with decades of wind damage. They are slim men, but not 

skinny. Nor old and decrepit, past retirement age but still with the desire to keep going. Men with classic American mid-west look. 


 

LIGHTNING VICTIMS - Males, 30s-70s. Very interesting and other-worldly looks. Something out of Fellini or David Lynch. Unique features, almost haunting in appearance. 

 

TO SUBMIT FOR THIS PROJECT:

READ AND FOLLOW THE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS VERY CAREFULLY.  

Failure to follow the instructions will likely result in your submission being lost, mis-filed or accidentally deleted.  

 

-Email recent photos and all contact information including NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS.

- Please include a photo of head and shoulders and a front photo taken head to toe. Camera phone photos are fine.

-Make the subject heading of your email the BOARDROOM. No other subject headings will be seen. 

-Only submit if you are available for filming the entire day of the dates listed for the role.

- SEND ALL PICTURES AND INFO IN ONE EMAIL.  DO NOT SEND MULTIPLE EMAILS.

-Send the email to submissions@freihofercasting.com  (If you do not send to the email address listed, your submission will not be seen) 

-If you are selected to appear in the film you will be notified by phone call.  Please provide us a good daytime telephone.

-Submissions must be received ASAP

 

ABSOLUTELY NO PHONE CALLS!

 

 

The January Session of Classes

 

Check your emails on Black Friday, November 28.  That's when we announce the January session of Actor Factory classes for adults and young performers.

 

And stay tuned that day for a special surprise from The Actor Factory!

 

 
CLASS STATUS

Below is the enrollment status for classes and workshops beginning soon at The Actor Factory in Norman, OK. For questions, or to enroll by phone, call 405.701.1673.  To enroll online by credit card, click the icon below.  For more information on these classes, click the title of the class or workshop.

 

STAY TUNED NOVEMBER 28 WHEN WE ANNOUNCE OUR NEW JANUARY SESSION

 

NOTES:  

Class enrollment is instant and credit cards are charged once enrollment is confirmed, provided there is space in the class.  Credit cards are not charged for slots on the wait list.  

 

Refunds, minus a cancellation fee of $35 are available if the start of the class is beyond 7 days.  If cancellation is requested within 7 days, The Actor Factory will make every effort to fill the slot from a wait list, if there is one.  If no replacement can be found, no refunds will be given.

 

Some workshops, classes and camps may have different cancellation policies.  Please check the event listing on the website for specific policies.

 

The ending dates of the classes are approximate.  Since Actor Factory instructors are working professionals, classes may be postponed when a professional conflict arrises.  In that event, a week will be added to the end of the session.  In the event of severe or extreme weather, The Actor Factory will make a determination if class can safely be held.  If conditions require postponement, a week will be added to the end of the session.

 

  

*Enrolling in Advanced Camera Technique requires previous enrollment in Darryl Cox's Acting for Camera either at The Actor Factory or at one of his university classes.  Other Acting for Camera classes do not qualify.  Enrollment in this class is subject to verification.  If enrollment is proved ineligible, the student will be canceled and will forfeit a $35 cancellation fee.

 

 

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