This year HALE TALENT is celebrating 28 years of being in business. I hope to have work for everyone! It is a pleasure representing you!
Now is the time to get training! The film/television/commercial industries are reopening!
CHECK OUT MY NEW BOOK: TIPS FROM A TALENT AGENT: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ACTORS. It is available locally at Blue Cypress Bookstore on Oak Street; Octavia Books in uptown New Orleans; Two Fish Bookstore in Chalmette; and Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Mandeville. You can also purchase it on Amazon (book form and Kindle) and through Hale Talent. Actors of all levels can benefit from this book.
New movie studios are being built in New Orleans that offer you your best chance to create a career and stay home, instead of moving to Los Angeles or New York. We here in Hollywood
South have never been so close to opportunity. The movie business and TV business are booming!
Train to work on camera with VELEKA GRAY at The Actors' Alliance.
Why study at the Actors' Alliance?
You get master class training in working for the camera.
Starting in the third week, you'll get to see your work on TV, so you can adjust and refine it before you go on set. At the end of the six-week session, you are cast at no additional tuition as a member of the TV show TETE-a-TETE now in production.
You have a chance to learn professional tricks of the trade while performing in the show.
You'll earn a new credit on IMDB.
You'll have a new clip to add to your actor reel.
You'll be networking with some of the most serious and talented actors in the region.
TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES OR GET MORE INFORMATION, TEXT (504) 812-3379 OR EMAIL VELEKA GRAY AT email@example.com.
Professional Los Angeles photographer SHANDON will be doing acting and modeling shots from October 14-20 in Mandeville. Email Creating U for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org. Shandon's work is excellent.
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 and you can also find it on Amazon I hope you also will buy my book: TIPS FROM A TALENT AGENT.
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
Metairie, LA 70002
Nancy's photo on the front cover of the CD was taken by CARLTON MICKLE, a very talented photographer I highly recommend. Carlton Mickle also was the photographer who took my photo for my new book.
HELPFUL TAPING INFORMATION:
Actors, since almost all of the first auditions and some of the callbacks require actors to submit a video audition, here is helpful information from my good friend/SAG-AFTRA actress Peggy Laurel:
"The rig I got from Amazon worked great!" Peggy Laurel
10" Ring Light with 50" Extendable Tripod Stand, Sensyne LED Circle Lights with Phone Holder. Stream/makeup/You Tube Video/TikTok, Compatible with all phones.
$34.99 on Amazon.