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 This year HALE TALENT is celebrating 25 years of being in business.  I hope to have work for everyone!  It is a pleasure representing you!

THE NEXT "ACTING FOR THE CAMERA" WORKSHOP IS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2019. 
How can you improve your success rate for booking auditions?  Join AGENT REBECCA HALE and ACTOR/TEACHER/DIRECTOR/WRITER VELEKA GRAY for a Beginner or an Advanced Workshop and MASTER YOUR CRAFT!

BEGINNER WORKSHOP: 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. - ALL AGES - REGISTRATION: 12:45 P.M.
COST: $70   $35 DEPOSIT DUE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9.
- Learn the nuts and bolts of successful auditioning.
- Practice working on commercials and/or film scripts that we provide.
- Also practice audition techniques and see yourself auditioning on television during class.

ADVANCED WORKSHOP: 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. - REGISTRATION: 2:45 P.M.
NOTE: DUE TO MANY REQUESTS, WE ARE OFFERING THIS WORKSHOP FOR THREE HOURS.  THIS SESSION IS FOR ACTORS WHO HAVE EXPERIENCE.
COST: $100   $50 DEPOSIT DUE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9.
- Three-hour interactive class on improving audition technique and acting.
- Learn what wins respect at a casting and on the job.
- Rehearse advanced auditioning technique on television in class.

DISCOUNTS:
50% off listed price for any Talented/Theatre students in Louisiana and Mississippi.
$10 discount if you have attended a previous Hale Talent Workshop.

LOCATION:
Unity Church of Metairie (doesn't look like a church)
In the Khan Shopping Plaza
Behind Parran's Restaurant
3939 Veterans Blvd., Suite 2B
Metairie, LA 70002
Enter the parking lot on Richland St.
BRING WATER SINCE THERE IS NO WATER FOUNTAIN.
Each workshop is limited to 14 actors, so send your deposit today to guarantee your spot.

Mail CHECKS OR MONEY ORDERS to:
Hale Talent
3220 N. Arnoult Road
PMB 112
Metairie, LA 70002

FOR MORE DETAILS, CONTACT REBECCA HALE AT (504) 858-9038 OR EMAIL:haletalent@gmail.com or contact VELEKA GRAY at (504) 812-3379 OR EMAIL:
TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com.

INSTRUCTORS:
DR. REBECCA HALE, a former drama teacher in the Talent Education Program in Jefferson Parish, has taught acting to middle-school, high-school, and college students for 43 years.  In 2002, she received her Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University.  She recently celebrated 25 years of being a talent agent and represents actors all over the U.S.

VELEKA GRAY starred on stage, screen, and television and was a contract player on six daytime dramas.  These days she narrates books for Audible.  She has been a Blue Ribbon Judge for the National Emmy Awards since 1975 and has produced eight films with her students.  She has taught acting for 25 years in New Orleans, New York, Las Angeles, San Francisco, and at the College of DuPage in Chicago.

THIS IS AN EXCEPTIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY ACTOR TO BE TRAINED BY BOTH AN AGENT AND A PROFESSIONAL WORKING ACTRESS.

Here's what professional SAG-AFTRA actress TONY FENNELLY said:
"If you haven't studied with Veleka or Becky yet, jump on this chance.  If you have studied with them, you already know what a bargain this is."





 Actor/teacher/director/writer VELEKA GRAY will be teaching weekly acting classes. You can contact Veleka for more information: (504) 812-3379.

Actors, remember that good actors continue to study their craft.  Avail yourselves of the excellent acting teachers in our area.

Actors, please keep headshots and resumes updated on both Actors Access and Casting Networks.  This is the way that I submit you for work!

Actors, please let your agent know if you have a new phone number and/or a new email address.  I have to be able to reach you!  Also, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAILS EVERY DAY.

Actors, if you change your appearance (shorter hair; got rid of beard; different color of hair), please let me know.  When I submit your headshots, you need to look like the headshots.

Actors, DO NOT POST YOUR VIDEO AUDITIONS ON ANY PUBLIC SOCIAL MEDIA SITE.  If you do this, this could be the reason you are not booked for the job.
Also, DO NOT TAKE PHOTOS OF THE SET OR OTHER ACTORS WHEN YOU ARE WORKING ON A JOB.

An acting book that I highly recommend (one of the best acting books that I have read) is AUDITION! by Michael Shurtleff.  It is available in paperback at Barnes and Noble.  I don't get a kick-back for recommending this book.  I just think it's an excellent book.

Actors, most acting books will tell you that you should keep in contact with your agent often.  Every two or three weeks, you should email me to check in.  You are not bothering me.  If I haven't heard from you in months, I will assume you don't want any more acting work.

A GREAT GIFT FOR MUSIC LOVERS: THE JAZZ CD "THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU" BY THE VERY TALENTED SINGER NANCY FISHER. You can listen to a sample of the CD on cdbaby.com.  This CD is a tribute to my late husband, musician RICHARD HALE.  
To order the CD, send a check or money order for $22 ($20 for the CD and $2 for postage) to:  Hale Talent, LLC
      3220 N. Arnoult Road
      PMB 112
      Metairie, LA 70002
ENJOY!
Nancy's photo on the front cover of the CD was taken by CARLTON MICKLE, a very talented photographer I highly recommend.


  






  







Actors, so many of the casting directors are requesting VIDEO AUDITIONS FOR THE FIRST t the February Workshop last year, Robyn Nolting gave a great demonstration of how to tape your auditions. Unfortunately, only five actors attended.
For those of you who can't tape your auditions, Robyn can tape them for you at her home in Metairie. The cost is $25.
Email Robyn at robynnolting@gmail.com for information.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Also, CHRISTINE TONRY at ACT STUDIOS in Arabi can tape your auditions.  The cost is $35 for 30 mins. and $50 for one hour.  Christine also offers classes for kids and adults; private coaching for kids; and parent counseling and advice. Email: Team@ACT STUDIOS.ORG
Or text: (504) 343-3165.
HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!