Studio27 Spotlight Showcase
Our professional team of coaches will be preparing our students to audition for this VIP showcase. 24 selected students will perform for local Casting Directors and Talent Agents who are scouting new talent and also offering feedback. Selected students will prepare requested material from our VIP panel and the showcase will be held at Studio27.
AUDITION DATES: week of April 16th during class.
SHOWCASE DATE: May 19th from 2-4pm.
Showcase fee: $150
Tickets for family members $15 each. Seating is very limited.
SHOWCASE VIP LIST:
Jaron Matthews, J Pervis Talent: J Pervis Talent is a full service talent agency providing representation in every facet of the entertainment industry. We represent all talent, all ages, in the areas of Television, Film, Voice Over, Commercials, Industrials, Commercial Print, Fashion Print, Dance, Music, Live Promotions, and Broadway Theatre.
J Pervis Talent is committed to a philosophy of quality over quantity. We pride ourselves in working very closely with our talent and clients to provide a personalized environment designed to foster long term relationships and career building opportunities. Our strong reputation within the industry has earned us the ability to work and partner with some of the most prestigious agencies in Los Angeles and New York, providing our talent with opportunities beyond the southeast regional market. We believe that image is everything, so we strive for absolute excellence in everything that we do.
Kara Rutledge, BMG:
Kara Rutledge has been in the business for over 30 years and has been scouting talent for the past 21 years. Kara started as a child model and actress appearing in ads for department stores and home builders along with appearing in commercials and television shows before becoming a talent scout.
Kara began her scouting career with Babes 'N Beaus Model Talent Agency & BNB Talent. Since 1987, Babes 'N Beaus talent has been seen on national television, award winning films, and graced the covers of many national and worldwide magazines.
BNB Talent can be seen in television shows such as Atlanta, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, MacGyver, and Star. One of BNB's big discoveries is Ariana Neal, who most recently beat out thousands for the role of Nicki Minaj in the Freeform show Nicki and is set to co-star on a CBS Television Show, which will be announced soon. Corbin Kennedy, another BNB Talent, booked a reoccuring role on the television show Game of Silence.
Movie credits include Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Almost Christmas, Hidden Figures, Miracles from Heaven, and Mother's Day.
In February 2016, the Atlanta office of Babes 'N Beaus merged with BMG Global in Atlanta to form a mega agency. Kara works along side of Linda in the Youth Division at BMG Atlanta where she assists talent from babies to teens for Print, Commercial, TV and Film on a National and International level. BMG has offices in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, Orlando, Miami and Los Angeles.
Beth Saunders, Evolution Talent Agency:
Beth Saunders heads up Evolution Atlanta. Beth has worked as a national talent scout since 2009 and is excited to be part of building a strong talent roster for Evolution right here in Atlanta. Evolution Talent Agency is a Top full service talent agency in the southeast. Evolution has been in business for over 15 years. Our Main office is located in Charlotte NC. We have discovered and placed talent all over the world. Some of our Talent alumni include: Supermodel Brooklyn Decker who is the 2010 Sports Illustrated Cover model and star of “Just Go With it” starring opposite Adam Sandler and Jennifer Anniston. Jessica Stroup who is currently starring as Jennie Garth’s sister on the new “Beverly Hills 90210” and Coy Stewart who is starring as Kevin on the TBS series “Are We There Yet?”Over the past decade we have gained the reputation of excellence.We are in the business of building careers from the ground up. Life is all about an evolution.
Kimberly Thomas, Big Picture Casting:
Kimberly is a graduate of The University of Montevallo where she received a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences and Psychology. In high school, she was active in theatre, and won a statewide competition for her performance in the stage play Into The Woods. A native to Birmingham, AL, Kimberly came to Atlanta to pursue a career in the film industry. Before joining Big Picture in November 2015, she worked as an agent assistant at a top Atlanta talent agency. Kimberly thoroughly enjoys working with actors, and currently assists Jen and Rita in the casting process.
Mitchell Moran, Casting Director, Fox Casting:
Born in Knoxville TN, Mitchell always dreamt of a career in film. This pursuit led him to the prestigious Colorado film School. During his time there, he actively wrote, produced, cast and directed several films. After graduation in the top of his class, Mitchell chose to build his career in Atlanta acting, writing, and directing short films. It was ultimately his love of casting that led him to Fox Casting. In addition to Mitchell's experience in filmmaking his extensive studies in various acting methods has given him a keen eye for judging performances.
Cheryl Louden-Kubin, Casting Director
Graduate of Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY (BA Drama/ English) Attended Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts -London, England. Carnegie Mellon Univ.(summer program) Pitts, PA. Cheryl started casting work as an Associate Casting Director with The Casting Directors, Inc. in Miami and then moved to in-house casting for Miami Vice with Lori Wyman. CLIO award winner for a Pepsi commercial. Opened The Casting Crew, Inc. in Hollywood, Florida in 1990 . Relocated to the Atlanta area in 2000. Opened AtlantaCastingLLC four years ago. Since then she’s been doing mainly commercials (ZooAtlanta, Google, Under Armour, American Heart, Taco Mac to name a few) and has also worked for some indie projects along with HBO. Currently she’s working on two feature films which will begin local casting in the spring. Just wrapped local Principal casting for Netflix film- True Memoirs of an International Assassin. She loves actors and the process and feels that her acting background helps her be a better casting director.