This year HALE TALENT is celebrating 29 years of being in business. I hope to have work for everyone! It is a pleasure representing you!
NEXT ACTING WORKSHOPS WILL BE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2023 AT UNITY CHURCH IN METAIRIE, LA.
SESSION 1: FREE SESSION FOR BEGINNING ACTORS WITH LITTLE OR NO ACTING EXPERIENCE. Parents of young children are especially encouraged to attend. ALL AGES
This session will be an information class, covering the basics of having an agent and auditioning for films, television, and commercials. Actors will NOT be on camera for this session.
CLASS: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org if planning to attend.
SESSION II: ACTING FOR THE CAMERA - INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SESSION -
AGES: 13- 100 - For actors with experience in film, commercials, television, and/or theatre.
Enhance your acting skills with new techniques to help you book the job! You will work with real film and/or television scripts.
CLASS: 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
TUITION: $125, which includes a copy of the book TIPS FROM A TALENT AGENT: PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ACTORS.
A NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT OF $25 IS DUE ON MONDAY, OCTOBER 2.
PLEASE SEND A CHECK OR MONEY ORDER TO:
3220 N. Arnoult Road
Metairie, LA 70002
Send a deposit by Zelle, Venmo, or Cash App to 504-812-3379. Mark as Friends and Family or add $5 if sent as Business.
LOCATION OF WORKSHOPS ON OCTOBER 7:
UNITY CHURCH OF METAIRIE (It doesn't look like a church.)
3939 Veterans Blvd., Metairie, LA 70002
Behind Parran's Restaurant. Enter parking lot from Richland St.
DISCOUNTS: For anyone who has attended a previous Hale Talent Workshop, there is a discount of $10. Also, any student in the Talented Education Program in Louisiana can get a 50% discount from the listed price.
For more information, email Veleka at email@example.com or text 504-812-3379.
DR. REBECCA HALE has been a talent agent for 29 years. She is the owner of Hale Talent Agency, LLC. She represents actors of all ages all over the country. Dr. Hale taught Drama, English, and Speech for 43 years in college, high school, and middle school and directed over 75 plays. She has a Master of Arts in Drama and Communications from the University of New Orleans and a Ph.D. in Educational Theatre from New York University and is the author of two books.
VELEKA GRAY starred on Broadway, on TV, in films, and commercials and was a long-running contract player on six different daytime shows. She trained with the founder of the famous Actors Studio and served for many years as a finalist judge on the Blue Ribbon Panel for the Emmy Awards. She has taught acting in New York and San Francisco and was an adjunct prfessor for six years at a college in Chicago. So that her students get real experience, she produces film and TV projects for her classes. Her master class is now in production on a Web series.
ACTORS, hopefully, the SAG-AFTRA writers' strike and actors' strike will end soon, so NOW IS THE TIME TO SHARPEN YOUR ACTING SKILLS.
I strongly encourage you to purchase my most recent book TIPS FROM A TALENT AGENT:
PRACTICAL ADVICE FOR ACTORS. It is available on Amazon, as well as at Blue Cypress Bookstore on Oak St., Barnes and Noble in Mandeville, and Octavia Bookstore in Uptown New Orleans.
"I wish I would have had this book when I started acting in New York years ago." Dr. Cheryl Frederic, theatre teacher/actor/Ph.D. in Theatre from Florida State University.
"Your book is a gem. It should be on every person's bookshelf in their home." SAG-AFTRA actor/theatre teacher/director Rene J.F. Piazza
Actors, remember that good actors continue to study their craft. Avail yourselves of the excellent acting teachers in our area. Veleka Gray is teaching acting classes on Zoom. Text or call her at (504) 812-3379.
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.