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.  Our Spotlight Showcase has given our students the opportunity to be offered contracts from agents and feedback from casting directors. 

AUDITION DATES: All students who are registered our weekly classes by the end of January 2019 are eligible for a spot in the showcase. All students must remain in 3 months of consecutive classes prior to the showcase. Those who register after February 1, 2019 will need to either audition or be confirmed by their coach to be in the showcase.

SHOWCASE DATE: April 27, 2019

Showcase fee: $175

Tickets for family members $15 each. Seating is very limited.



VIP’s who have confirmed attendance. We will post as VIP’s confirm

Laina Burgess, The Houghton Agency:

Celebrating 25 years in the industry, Houghton Talent, Inc. is a full-service agency - in TV/Film, commercial, voice-over, industrial, print, and live events.

Houghton has a reputation for an exceptional talent pool – primarily established actors, models and voice-over artists but we remain intentional about seeking new talent. We accommodate short turn-around times with ease and boasts one of the best options in town for presenting talent for consideration. Our team is experienced, available when you need us and privileged to work with amazing people pursuing their passion.

Melody Haney, The Bell Agency:

The Bell Agency is one of Atlanta’s fastest growing agencies. Owner, Shanon Bell has had a successful modeling career for over 30 years.

During the past eight years, many of her modeling clients as well as casting directors found she had a great eye for finding the talent needed for their projects. The Bell Agency Model and Talent was born to fill the need for identifying quality children and developing strong actors and models in the Atlanta market.

As the Bell Agency continues to grow, Shanon has expanded from representing children to representing talent of all ages. The Bell Agency books print, commercials, TV, and film in the Southeast.

The focus and mission of The Bell Agency Model and Talent is to match clients with the appropriate talent to best represent the image for the project.

Rodney Harris, SLAMM Management:

Since its establishment in 1996, SLAMM MANAGEMENT quickly became one of the hottest boutique agencies in the Southeast and gained international recognition. SLAMM is known for discovering, developing and managing some of the most unique and interesting faces in the industry. Under the watchful eye of it's owner and director, Rodney Harris, SLAMM has continued to thrive in an ever-changing industry in print, commercials, TV, film, and Fashion modeling.

My advice....keep your eyes open for the next group of new faces to arrive.

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 (Student of Studio 27), another BNB Talent, booked a recurring 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.

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.

Jackie Burch, Jackie Burch Casting:

With a career spanning over thirty years and countless classic films on her resume, Casting Director Jackie Burch relocated from Los Angeles to the Southeast in 2008 where she has done the local casting for some of the most publicized movies to film in the area-- such as Iron Man 3Ant-Man, and The Hunger Games series.

Maria Turner, BYSB Talent Agency:

While living in Los Angeles and accompanying her son for nearly 10 years as a professional actor to numerous auditions, jobs and Hollywood events, Maria quickly  learned about the inner-workings of Hollywood from a parent’s perspective. Armed with this knowledge, Maria and her husband launched a talent management and talent development company called, “The Talent Cafe,” focusing on preparing parents and their children for entertainment careers.  She has trained and developed over 200 actors, singer,and dancers to perform in showcases before agents, managers, casting directors and music executives in LA ,NY and ATL.  During her time in Los Angeles, Maria also casted several, independent projects as a casting director.

Currently, Maria is a talent agent with Atlanta-based BYSB Talent Agency where she runs the commercial and youth divisions.   She has placed youth and adult talent in Geico, Home Depot. Kohls, Choice Hotels, Nascar, UPS, NC Lottery, Toyota and many more commercials.