Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Galalujah-Silent Auction Items Saturday September 15

Silent Auction at St Andrews in downtown Kingston

We have some great silent auction items for our fundraiser this Saturday September 15th starting at 7 pm. 
We have hotel rooms, theatre tickets, photo shoots, princess parties, acting classes, martial arts classes, dance classes, gym memberships, hollywood swag bags and even your own personal chef. Drop by Saturday night and bid on some great items. 

Galalujah is a fundraiser for Bottle Tree Productions' The Sound of Music and the St Andrews Music Fund.

The evening kicks off at 7:00 PM -
with Hors d'Oeuvres and; cash bar (mocktails and soft drinks)
There is a Silent Auction throughout the evening
At 8:00 PM The Musical Gala begins

Featuring Andromahi Raptis
Tim Torgerson
Danny Young
The Kingston Community Strings
The Frontenac Women's Chorus
John Farant
Mary Deacon
St Andrews Choir
The Cast of The Sound of Music
Ian Bevell
Audrey Robinson

Cost $30/adults
$25/students and seniors

For tickets
go online at Galalujah! 2012
or phone 613-384-8433

Silent Auction Items

  • Two subscriptions to Domino Theatre's 2012-13 Season-Value $196.00
  • Photo package Taylor Studios Value $409.00
  • Martial Arts Class at Martial Axis Value $100.00
  • Once Upon a Princess - one Princess party
  • Jack the Happy Chef - personal chef dinner for 6
  • Leisa's School of Dance - $150.00 gift certificate for dance lessons
  • GoodLife Fitness - (2 of these) one month complimentary membership and Personal Health Profile and gym bag
  • Kingston Harbourfront Radisson Hotel - overnight accommodation
  • Katherine Ward - The Ultimate Movie Lover's Swag bag (dvd's, merchandise from Hollywood movies
  • LVS Consulting - Team Workshop or Personal Leadership Coaching
  • Toronto Raptors - signed basketball
  • Grand Theatre - family pack tickets (4) for the Russian State Ballet's "The Nutcracker"
  • Bottle Tree Productions - tickets for 2 plus 2 dinner coupons for King Street Sizzle (the Sound of Music)
  • Bottle Tree Productions - Fall or Winter session Stage Right acting class (not Musical Theatre Class
  • Kingston Meistersingers - 4 opening night tickets to Fiddler on the Roof
 To purchase tickets please go to  Galalujah!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Talent Agencies-What do I need to know?

Do you want to be on television or in the movies?

There are lots of film and television roles available in Toronto, Hollywood, Vancouver and New York to name some of the major production centres in North America. The problem is, how do you get to audition for these roles? You've taken local acting classes and you've starred in some local productions. How do you take it to the next level? How do you get there?

Well, you could go to university level theatre schools and get your degree in acting. It would probably involve three to four years of your life, or you could enrol in one of the reputable three-year college programs. After you graduate, you would need to get an agent.

An agent; depending on how reputable they are, would be able to open doors for you, that you can't open for yourself. They would handle getting you auditions with major movie and television studios.
They would handle the financial and legal details for you. An agent works with you to get you work, because the more money you make as an actor, the more money the agent makes. The agent takes a percentage of your earnings in the 10-15 percent bracket, depending on different factors such as what type of acting your are doing.

Now, you don't need an acting degree to get an agent. If you don't want to spend three or four years in an acting school, you can simply submit your photo and resume to various talent agencies in a major city nearest you. If you have the right look, you might get lucky and land an agent.

I am over-simplifying the process here. Sometimes you have to audition for an agent. Sometimes you don't.

Where do you find a good agent? Good question. First question though should be; why do you need a good agent? Because a good agent can get you a job. They have connections. A bad agent can't because they don't have those connections. You also need a legitimate, reputable agent that the film and television industry wants to work with. They also have to be an agency that the actor's unions want its members to work with. How do you know what these agencies are? How can you find them?

Easy. You can look in Canada for ACTRA approved agents or in The United States, you can look for SAG-AFTRA approved agencies. That will take some research, but it is well worth the time. Our company; Bottle Tree Productions has compiled a list of these union-approved agencies in Toronto and Hollywood. The agencies we have listed work primarily with young people.

Hollywood Agencies for Children and Teens

Toronto Agencies for Children and Teens