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Sunday, October 4, 2009

One Person CAN Make a Difference!

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Those of you who have taken my GO PRO workshop may recall a story I tell about my dear friend Lisa Shannon, a filmmaker and screenwriter who also dreamt of making a difference in the world.

Lisa started an organization called Run for Congo Women, which has now become an international movement.

Her book, entitled “A Thousand Sisters: My Journey into the Worst Place on Earth to be a Woman” comes out in April 2010 and just a few days ago (as I predicted!!), her story was featured on Oprah!

Watch the video!

Pre-order her book on Amazon!

Sponsor a woman in the Congo!

Now go out and make a difference in the world, too!

(Congratulations to Lisa and all the women and children of DRC.)

Thursday, September 3, 2009

"Leverage" returning for third season

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27 August 2009 11:00 AM, PDT
HollywoodReporter.com
By James Hibberd

TNT has renewed “Leverage” for a third season

The Timothy Hutton starrer, about a team of con artists and hackers who bring down corrupt bigwigs, has been averaging 4.1 million viewers and ranked ninth on the list of most-watched returning TV shows on cable this summer.

“Thanks in large part to its engaging cast and clever storytelling, ‘Leverage’ has proved itself to be one of the most exciting and fun hours on television,” said Michael Wright, head of programming for TNT. “The producers, cast and crew have been incredible to work with, and we anticipate another wonderful season.”

The network ordered 15 episodes to debut next year. The show’s summer finale is Sept. 9, then it will return to finish its second season this winter.

TNT this month also renewed freshman drama “Hawthorne”; another new drama, “Dark Blue,” remains on the fence. »

See full article at HollywoodReporter.com

(Congrats, cast and crew!)

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Actor Career Consultation Winner Announced!

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We have another winner in our ongoing career consultation contest!

It’s Alexis M!

Alexis is nine years old and dreams of becoming a major movie star. She writes:

I really love performing and being on set and on stage. I want to learn everything that I can to become a top performer. I want to be on the Disney Channel someday. I did a one-hour solo concert for Radio Disney this summer and loved it! I have written four songs and want to record them. I also am working on putting together a national kids’ talent show to raise money for World Vision. I believe that we (kids who are talent) should help kids who do not have what we do. We have been blessed and we should not just take the money for ourselves. That is why I want to be a movie star and singer.

We’ll be scheduling Alexis’ FREE one-hour career consultation with Lana Veenker in the coming weeks.

If you weren’t around when we first started this contest, take a peek at this post from back in November (although please don’t submit a survey as instructed in this old post; we have a new system in place now).

We have made this an ongoing contest for all new subscribers to our newsletter.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS

If you haven’t yet subscribed to our mailing list (in the top right sidebar of this page), be sure to do so. You’ll receive instructions on how to complete the survey in your Welcome email.

By surveying our mailing list, we’re able to tailor our materials to your needs, to make sure we’re providing exactly the kind of information you want. It also helps us plan where to hold workshops and notify you if one is taking place in your area.

PREVIOUS CONTESTANTS

Even more exciting news is that those who previously submitted surveys will remain in the running for the contest, so there’s no need to complete the survey a second time. You’re still in consideration.

EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS WHO HAVE *NOT* COMPLETED SURVEYS

If you’re a subscriber, but didn’t participate in our original contest, no worries. Just shoot us an email at tools4actors[at]slateplease[dot]com with “Existing Subscriber Survey” in the subject line and we’ll send you instructions on how to complete the survey and be entered into the contest as well.

Once again, congrats to Alexis and her mom (who will be participating in the call)!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Lana Veenker Casting 2009 Film & TV Audition Awards

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As many of our actors know, at this time of the year we are usually hosting our annual awards shindig, inviting scads of nominees and presenting the winners their certificates with all of the pomp and circumstance we can muster.

As many of our actors also know, we have some very exciting projects now underway that are keeping all of us busy.

In order to save some very valuable time this year, we presented our Film & TV Audition Awards on Sunday evening after a last-minute town hall meeting that we had organized with many of our local professional actors. For the curious, and those who missed the ceremony, here is our list of winners.

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN CALLBACKS

As you all know, sometimes actors with the best callback auditions don’t end up booking the job. Nonetheless, they deserve kudos for all their hard work and professionalism. Our runners-up for Most Callbacks get Outstanding Achievement Awards.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards for Callbacks in 2008 went to:

    • George Castillo

 

    • Tim Hill

 

    • Tim Jaeger

 

    • David Williams

 

    • Delilah Anderson

 

    • Amanda Englund

 

    • Katie O’Grady

 

  • Cait Powers

MOST CALLBACKS

Next, we presented our awards for Most Callbacks at our offices in 2008. These actors never cease to amaze us with their solid preparation, incredible talent and consummate professionalism.

The Awards for Most Callbacks were presented to:

    • Gracie Starr

 

    • Kyra Walters

 

    • John Hugill

 

  • Marcella Laasch

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN COMMERCIAL BOOKINGS

Our runners-up for Most Commercial Bookings received an Outstanding Achievement Award.

The Outstanding Achievement Awards in Commercial Bookings for 2008 went to:

    • George Castillo

 

    • Leif Norby

 

  • Laura Duyn

MOST COMMERCIAL BOOKINGS

Our top award for Commercial Bookings was presented to the actors and actresses who received the most commercial bookings through our offices in 2008.

The Awards for Most Commercial Bookings in 2008 went to:

    • Emma Anderson

 

    • Cory Bossom

 

    • Sara Fanger

 

    • Kai Jayubo

 

    • Caleb Matias

 

    • Evan Morgan

 

    • Mary Nelson

 

    • Riley Rexine

 

    • Jordan Wilson

 

    • Jason Newell

 

  • Julie Vhay

MOST FILM BOOKINGS

We only had one award this year for film bookings and it went to the single actor who received two film bookings through our offices in 2008.

The 2009 LVC Award for Most Film Bookings went to:

  • Catherine Grimme for “Twilight” and “Lady Who Swallowed a Fly”

STAND-OUT AUDITIONS

Our most prestigious award goes to actors and actresses whose auditions were so brilliant that they stood out as the most touching or the most humorous, the most connected and the most inspiring auditions of all of 2008.

Although 2008 was not a year flush with bookings and callbacks, it was an incredible year for stand-out auditions. The other awards presented were based on statistics; these awards were voted on by staff. These are auditions that, months later, we still recall with admiration and wonder.

The Stand-Out Audition Awards for “Without a Paddle: Nature’s Calling” went to:

    • Robert Blanche

 

    • Cory Bossom

 

    • Derek Nolan

 

  • Todd Robinson

The Stand-Out Audition Awards for HP “Ink Jerks Viral” were awarded to:

    • Chris Bolton

 

    • Eric Newsome

 

    • Leif Norby

 

    • Eleanor O’Brien

 

  • Ritah Parrish

The Stand-Out Audition Awards for ORCAS “Aggression II” went to:

    • Earl Culbertson

 

    • Arlene East

 

  • Fayra Teeters

The Stand-Out Audition Award for UbiSoft RRR TV “Rabbit” was presented to:

  • Jim Crino

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Congratulations to all of our nominees and winners!

Do you see your name among the winners, but didn’t hear about the awards ceremony on Sunday? Shoot us an email at tools4actors[at]slateplease[dot]com to make arrangements to pick up your award. (Be sure to check with your agent first. Some agents took awards home for their clients.)

Friday, February 20, 2009

Next Winner Announced in Actor Survey Contest!

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We have a new winner in the contest for a free actor career consultation:

Congratulations to Jeannine Johnson!

Jeannine is in her third year of college at the age of eighteen. She dreams of being an actor, because she wants to entertain other people, help change their lives and make them happy.

She has already accomplished a lot in her short life: She drives a race car that goes 200 mph in seven seconds(!) and has even met Bill Gates. What impressed us the most about Jeannine was her motivation, her professional acumen, and her ability to overcome obstacles that would easily defeat others with less determination; all traits that will serve an aspiring actor well. She writes:

I’ve achieved a lot of things in my life and I know that by doing things that I never thought I could do have made me feel an overwhelming sense of joy. Not only because I got to do something I thought impossible, but because of the fact that this is my life, right now; and you only have one to live and I want to take chances to make my wildest dreams come true.

Kudos again to Jeannine. We’ll be scheduling her FREE one-hour phone consultation with Lana in the upcoming weeks and will announce our next winner as soon as we can.

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By the way, if you weren’t around when we last held this contest, you can take a peek at this post from back in November (although please don’t submit a survey as instructed in this old post; we have a new system in place now).

The exciting news is that we’ve decided to turn this into an ongoing contest for all new subscribers to our newsletter.

NEW SUBSCRIBERS

If you haven’t yet subscribed to our mailing list (in the top right sidebar of this page), be sure to do so. You’ll receive instructions on how to complete the survey in your Welcome email.

By surveying our mailing list, we’re able to tailor our materials to your needs, to make sure we’re providing exactly the kind of information you want. It also helps us plan where to hold workshops and notify you if one is taking place in your area.

PREVIOUS CONTESTANTS

Even more exciting news is that those who previously submitted surveys will remain in the running for the contest, so there’s no need to complete the survey a second time. You’re still in consideration.

EXISTING SUBSCRIBERS WHO HAVE *NOT* COMPLETED SURVEYS

If you’re a subscriber, but didn’t participate in our original contest, no worries. Just shoot us an email at toolsforactors[at]castironstudios[dot]com with “Existing Subscriber Survey” in the subject line and we’ll send you instructions on how to complete the survey and be entered into the contest as well.

 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Shooting Stars 2009 at Berlin Film Festival

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I just spent four whirlwind days at the Berlinale, one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals, to partake in the Shooting Stars program.

European Film Promotion (EFP) organizes the event aimed at showcasing ten of Europe’s most exciting up-and-coming young actors to casting directors, producers, directors and the press. This was the second year I was invited to participate in Shooting Stars and what an amazing program it was.

This year’s Shooting Stars were

Cyron Melville of Denmark
Samuli Vauramo of Finland
Hafsia Herzi of France
David Kross of Germany
Orsi Tóth of Hungary
Sarah Bolger of Ireland
Alba Caterina Rohrwacher of Italy
Verónica Echegui of Spain
Céline Bolomey of Switzerland
Carey Mulligan of United Kingdom

You can learn more about the actors and watch clips from their films on the Shooting Stars website.

Congratulations to all of this year’s honorees. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope we will have the opportunity to work together in the future.

 

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Announcing Consultation Winner #1: Kim Anderson

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Congratulations to Kim Anderson, who is the first winner of our career consultation contest.

Kim was a theater major in college and wrote in her survey that acting was always her dream, but that she had been brainwashed into the 9-5 workaday world:

I got a lot of subtle pressure in my late 20’s to get a “real” job, that my acting was selfish and not fair to those who depended on me. (I was married with a young child). My daughter (now an adult) is the one that is now encouraging me to go after it again. I have experience, I spent three years in a theater company that did repertory theater in the summers at its home theater, and toured Sept-May. I have done some commercial work in the past for friends/employers who needed talent, but nothing on a large scale.

She wrote that her biggest problem or challenge was not knowing how to begin:

It’s been SO long and I am in a different part of the country now.

Well, you’re in luck, Kim! We’re going to help you get started.

Kim will soon be scheduling her free telephone consultation. Stay tuned to hear how it went…and for the announcement of the remaining two winners.

 

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Two Van Sant films turn up on Hollywood Reporter Top-10 Lists

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The Hollywood Reporter film critics’ top-10 lists are in and two of Portland’s own Gus Van Sant‘s films make the cut:

Milk,” the biopic starring Sean Penn, and “Paranoid Park,” which we cast!

Congrats to all involved.

Film critics’ top 10 lists all over the map
‘Slumdog Millionaire,’ ‘Milk’ among THR favorites
By Kirk Honeycutt
Dec 28, 2008

When it comes to crafting our annual Top 10 Films lists, The Hollywood Reporter’s movie critics have a time-honored tradition of casting a large and wide net, and 2008 is no exception. The picks here display an ample range of films, so much so that no single film appears on all six lists. Every list contains at least one film not found on any other list. And each critic has a different best film.

The “winning” film, appearing on five of six lists, is “Slumdog Millionaire,” Danny Boyle’s Mumbai medley of magic realism and breathtaking romanticism, which is shaping up as one of the most lionized films of 2008.

Three other films occur on four lists. These are Christopher Nolan’s marvelous crime melodrama “The Dark Knight,” Gus Van Sant’s political biopic “Milk” and James Marsh’s documentary “Man on Wire.”

After that, it’s wonderfully wild, ranging from that head-scratcher (for some of us at least) “Synecdoche, New York” to the oldsters-as-songsters doc “Young@Heart.” Gus Van Sant’s other 2008 release, “Paranoid Park,” turns up on one list. Such little-seen films as Fatih Akin’s German-Turkish drama “The Edge of Heaven” and Werner Herzog’s documented travels to Antarctica, “Encounters at the End of the World,” make appearances.

Link to full article.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The Columbian casts light on Casting Associate Eryn Goodman

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Our own Eryn Goodman, Associate Casting Director of our commercials division and Casting Assistant of our film division, is featured in this story on SW Washington’s The Columbian website:

She casts light on local talent
December 5, 2008
by Mary Ann Albright

Eryn Goodman has helped cast some major movies since joining Lana Veenker Casting in Portland more than three years ago, including “Feast of Love” with Morgan Freeman and Greg Kinnear, “Management” with Jennifer Aniston and Steve Zahn, and Gus Van Sant’s “Paranoid Park.” But the Portland resident and 2000 Vancouver School of Arts and Academics graduate recently saw perhaps her biggest project yet come together at a red carpet event for the vampire hit “Twilight.”

“Twilight” was filmed in Oregon and Southwest Washington, and Goodman, 26, was a casting assistant. She worked with agents and held casting calls to fill 10 small roles.

“We look for really talented people who are going to showcase the Northwest as best as possible,” she said.

Giving local actors the opportunity to break into the movie business is an aspect of her job Goodman particularly enjoys. Her work as an associate casting director for commercial projects at Lana Veenker Casting gives her even more opportunities to discover fresh talent.

“It makes you so proud,” she said of seeing actors from the greater Portland area on television and the big screen.

Link to full article.

Kudos, Eryn!

Monday, December 15, 2008

"Milk" wins three New York Film Critics Circle Awards

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Gus Van Sant’s biographical film, “Milk,” about the politician Harvey Milk was named best picture, Sean Penn won best actor and Josh Brolin won best supporting actor, as reported in the New York Times.

Congrats, Gus! Well deserved.


Link to article.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Gus Van Sant’s "Milk"

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Go see this film!


Milk” starring Sean Penn, directed by Gus Van Sant

Truly wonderful. Kudos to Gus and all the cast and crew.

PS: Funny that a lot of the cast has been up in Portland over the past year or so: Sean Penn and Emile Hirsch working on “Into the Wild,” Joseph Cross starring in “Untraceable,” and Josh Brolin (visiting his wife Diane Lane) during “Untraceable.” Not to mention Gus.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Oregonian Movie Review: "The Auteur" Hits Bottom in Portland

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A film we helped cast, which has screened at festivals around the world, finally opens in Portland this evening! We can’t wait!


Oregonian Movie Review: “The Auteur” Hits Bottom in Portland
by Marc Mohan, Special to The Oregonian
Thursday December 04, 2008, 7:07 PM

Arturo Domingo is an artist. In his medium of choice, he crafts unique, personal works with a style all their own. Unfortunately for Arturo, his medium of choice is hard-core pornographic film, so critical respect and wide public acclaim have largely eluded him, not to mention personal happiness.

All that just might change, though, on a trip to Portland for a retrospective of his films and a chance to reconnect with the one bright spot in his otherwise fairly pathetic life. “The Auteur” is an inspirational story about finding out what’s really important in life: true friends and lots of on-screen nudity[…].

Link to full article.


WANT TO SEE “THE AUTEUR”?

Get your tickets from Cinema 21. (Warning: Not suitable for all audiences. Hilarious comedy, sweet love story, but lots of nudity. I mean LOTS.)

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Paranoid Park Takes Home Special Prize from Cannes

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“Jury President Stephen Frears awarded a 60th Anniversary Prize to Gus Van Sant for Paranoid Park.”

“Gus Van Sant accepted this Anniversary Award and expressed his appreciation: ‘Thanks, Stephen, and thanks to the Jury and thanks to the family Karmitz for backing this film. It had very humble beginnings and for the short film as well. Thanks to my producers. Of course thanks to Gilles Jacob and Thierry Frémaux for this Festival; it’s been a really good one this year. Thanks to Chris Doyle and Rain Li for the cinematography and Blake Nelson for writing the original book that it’s from and all the others who helped make it. Thank you.'”

Congrats to Gus, Blake, cast and crew!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

La Croisette nous attend….

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I’ll let others do the talking:

E! Online
Cannes Courts Quentin, Coens, Brangelina
by Josh Grossberg
Thu, 19 Apr 2007

The world’s biggest film fest will launch next month with a lineup that includes films from Quentin Tarantino, David Fincher, the Coen brothers and Gus Van Sant facing off for the illustrious Palme d’Or. […]

Van Sant, a 2003 Palme d’Or winner for his Columbine-channeling Elephant, is back with Paranoid Park, a new teen drama about a skateboarder who accidentally kills a security guard.
Read the rest of the article


Variety
Cannes lines up American feast
‘Nights’ opens festival, ‘Death Proof’ restored
by Alison James
Apr. 19, 2007

PARIS — The Stars and Stripes will be flying high over the Croisette when the Cannes Film Festival’s 60th anniversary edition unspools May 16-27.

High-profile U.S. helmers and stars – even some dead ones – are so prevalent, it would almost be easier to list those that won’t be there.

In a lineup of 21 competition titles, unveiled with the rest of the Official Selection in Paris on Thursday, there are no fewer than five American films: Joel and Ethan Coen’s “No Country for Old Men”; David Fincher’s “Zodiac”; James Gray’s “We Own the Night”; Quentin Tarantino’s “Death Proof,” in a version of his “Grindhouse” contribution with an extra 10-15 minutes of footage; and Gus Van Sant’s Paranoid Park.”

The Coen brothers, Tarantino and Van Sant are all previous Palme d’Or winners, while Fincher will be making his Cannes debut.
Read the rest of the article



The Hollywood Reporter

‘Blueberry Nights’ Opens Festival de Cannes
Tarantino, Soderbergh among US entries
By Rebecca Leffler
April 20, 2007

PARIS — The Festival de Cannes will be ringing in its 60th anniversary with what promises to be a star-studded, U.S.-heavy official lineup as organizers announced the schedule Thursday. […] Returning to Cannes are previous Palme d’Or winners the Coen brothers with “No Country for Old Men” and Gus Van Sant with “Paranoid Park.”

[…]

A complete list of today’s lineup announcement follows.

Opening night:
“My Blueberry Nights,” Wong Kar Wai, Hong Kong

In Competition:
“An Old Mistress” (Une Vieille Maitresse), Catherine Breillat, France
“The Love Songs” (Les Chansons d’amour), Christophe Honore, France
“The Diving Bell and the Butterfly,” Julian Schnabel, France
“Auf Der Anderen Seite Des Lebens,” Fatih Akin, Turkey
“Breath,” Kim Ki-duk, South Korea
“No Country for Old Men,” Joel and Ethan Coen, U.S.
“Zodiac,” David Fincher, U.S.
“We Own the Night,” James Gray, U.S.
“Mogari No Mori,” Naomi Kawase, Japan
“Promise Me This,” Emir Kusturica, Serbia
“Secret Sunshine,” Lee Chang-Dong, South Korea
“4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days,” Cristian Mungiu, Romania
“Tehilim,” Raphael Nadjari, France
“Silent Light,” Carlos Reygadas, Mexico
“Persepolis,” Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, France
“Import/Export,” Ulrich Seid, Austria
“Alexandra,” Alexander Sokourov, Russia
“Death Proof,” Quentin Tarantino, U.S.
“The Man From London,” Bela Tarr, Hungary
Paranoid Park,” Gus Van Sant, U.S.
“The Banishment,” Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia

Out of Competition:
“Sicko,” Michael Moore, U.S.
“Ocean’s Thirteen,” Steven Soderbergh, U.S.
“A Mighty Heart,” Michael Winterbottom, U.K.

Closing night:
“The Age of Darkness,” Denys Arcand, Canada

Un Certain Regard:
“Calle Santa Fe,” Carmen Castillo, Chile
“Munyurangabo,” Lee Isaac Chung, U.S.
“Night Train,” Yinan Diao, China
“El Bano Del Papa,” Enrique Fernandez and Cesar Charlone, Uruguay
“Bikur Hatizmoret,” Eran Kolirin, Israel
“Mister Lonely,” Harmony Korine, U.S.
“Magnus,” Kadri Kousaar, Estonia
“Mang Shan,” Yang Li, China
“Mio Fratello e Figlio Unico,” Daniele Luchetti, Italy
“California Dreamin’ ” (Nesfarsit), Crisitan Nemescu, Romania
“La Soledad,” Jaime Rosales, Spain
“Am Ende Kommen Touristen,” Robert Thalheim, Germany
“Kuaile Gongchang,” Ekachai Uekrongtham, Singapore
“Le Reve De La Nuit D’Avant,” Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi, France
“Et Toi, T’Es Sur Qui?” Lola Doillon, France
“L’Avocat De La Terreur,” Barbet Schroeder, France
“Les Pieuvres,” Celine Sciamma, France

Short films:
“Resistance Aux Tremblements,” Olivier Hems, France
“Run,” Mark Albiston, New Zealand
“The Oate’s Valor,” Tim Thaddeus Cahill, U.S.
“The Last 15,” Antonio Campos, U.S.
“Grandma,” Anthony Chen, Singapore
“Ark,” Grzegorz Jonkajtys, Poland
“Ver Llover,” Elisa Miller, Mexico
“The Name of the Sparrow,” Kyros Papavassiliou, Cyprus
“Looking Glass,” Erik Rosenlund, Sweden
“My Sister,” Marco Van Geffen, Netherlands
“My Dear Rosetta,” Hae-hoon Yang, South Korea

Midnight Screenings, Out of Competition:
“Go Go Tales,” Abel Ferrara, U.S.
“U2 3D,” Catherine Owens and Mark Pellington, U.S.
“Boarding Gate,” Olivier Assayas, France

Special Screenings, Out of Competition:
“11th Hour,” Leila Conners Petersen and Nadia Conners, U.S.
“The War,” Lynn Novick and Ken Burns, U.S.
“He Fengming,” Bing Wang, China
“Retour En Normandie,” Nicolas Philibert, France
Read the rest of the article


Congrats to Gus, Blake, the producers, actors and crew!

XOXOXOXO

Guess I should start shopping for something to wear! 😮

Monday, January 29, 2007

Valley of Outstanding Ratings!

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I got a call from “Valley of Light” director Brent Shields the morning after it screened on CBS with some great news: Our show knocked it out of the ballpark, with nearly 15 million viewers, beating out “The Apprentice” and every other show on television.

Here’s the email that came to me from his office:

Last night’s Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation, THE VALLEY OF LIGHT, was #1 in its time period in households with a 9.3 rating and 14 share in the “fast national” ratings. In addition, the HHOF was #1 in total viewers (14,730,000) and adults 25-54 with a 3.9 rating and a 9 share.

NBC and ABC finished in a virtual tie for 2nd in all three categories.

NBC aired original episodes of THE APPRENTICE and CROSSING JORDAN while ABC had repeats of DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

This is the strongest performance for a Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation since SILVER BELLS (10.3/15) in November, 2005 and the largest audience for any movie on any network since since JESSE STONE: DEATH IN PARADISE (14,810,000 viewers) on April 30, 2006.

The weekend movie box office results are page 1 news in USA Today,
Variety and Hollywood Reporter…but more people watched the Hallmark Hall of Fame on Sunday night than attended the top 10 grossing movies combined last weekend (14.7 million vs. 12.5 million).

YEAY TEAM!

Congrats to all the cast and crew for a job well done!

Monday, January 29, 2007

Valley of Talent!

by admin

We all had fun watching the 229th Presentation of the Hallmark Hall of Fame, “The Valley of Light,” last night on CBS. Kudos to all the actors and crew on a beautiful production.

Here are a few photos from the LA premiere last week at the Directors’ Guild of America:

Director Brent Shields and Casting Director Lana Veenker
Lana Veenker with Lead Actor Chris Klein (“Noah Locke”) and Co-Star Betty Moyer (“Ada Reynolds”)
President of Hallmark Hall Fame Productions Brad Moore, with Betty Moyer, Brent Shields and the film’s dialect coach, Voice Actress Mary McDonald-Lewis
Lana Veenker with Casting Director Molly Lopata (whose IMDb photos don’t appear to be her) and Lana’s guest, Casting Director Irene Cagen
Irene Cagen with guest, Actor Robert Blanche, Betty Moyer and Mary McDonald-Lewis
Lana Veenker and Mary McDonald-Lewis with Co-Stars James Marsh (“Peavo”), William Joseph Elk III (“Marshall”) and Betty Moyer
Lana Veenker with Producer Andrew Gottlieb
Betty Moyer with Actor Geoff Pierson (“Whitlow”) and James Marsh
Brent Shields and Mary Mac
Betty Moyer with Andrew Gottlieb
Chris Klein and Mary Mac