Hollywood Across America workshop and showcase by major casting directors and agents 10/2-3/10

Hollywood Across America brings major casting directors & agents to South Florida in search of new talent
Professionals behind artists such as Miley Cyrus, Taylor Lautner, Dakota Fanning & hit movies like Harry Potter, Transformers, The Da Vinci Code and High School Musical are looking for their next star

Hollywood Across America, a hands-on workshop and showcase led by entertainment industry veterans, is coming to South Florida on October 2 & 3, 2010. Local actors, models and other aspiring talent interested in learning from some of Hollywood’s top industry professionals will enjoy a weekend full of seminars, coaching and performances at Miami Beach’s Sea View Hotel.

The two-day event features Hollywood’s most acclaimed Casting Directors and Agents who will observe, advise and guide local aspiring talent. “South Florida has a thriving theatrical community poised for stardom. Movies and television shows like Burn Notice, CSI: Miami and Marley & Me have definitely brought attention to this city, which makes it a great stop for our national tour,” said Marc Pritcher, co-founder, Hollywood Across America. “We want to help people outside of Los Angeles get the opportunity to showcase their talents and receive constructive, positive feedback. Why bother trekking to Hollywood when we can bring it to you?”

Aspiring actors will also get the chance to perform before the savvy professionals behind the famous faces in magazines, popular television shows and films. “Our workshops give you the tools you need to make it in Hollywood…essentials including how to obtain great representation, how to market yourself, how to execute a cold reading or everything parents of young children need to know about the business,” Pritcher adds.

LA Faculty appearing in South Florida includes:

· Janet Hirschenson, Casting Director for Angels & Demons, Transformers, Frost/Nixon, Harry Potter & The Sorcerer’s Stone, The Da Vinci Code, Cinderella Man, A Beautiful Mind
· Lisa Beach, Casting Director for Wedding Crashers, 17 Again, Hannah Montana The Movie, V
· Jason La Padura, Casting Director for The Event, Heroes, High School Musical 1, 2 & 3
· Brandi Brice, Casting Director for Ant Farm, Disney’s Suite Life on Deck
· Dana Gergely, Casting Director for Ant Farm, Disney’s Suite Life on Deck
· Bruce Newberg, Casting Director for Hellcats, The Closer
· Cindy Osbrink, Theatrical Agent/CEO from The Osbrink Agency (representing Dakota Fanning)
· Mitch Gossett, Theatrical Agent (discovered artists such as Miley Cyrus and Taylor Lautner)
· Melissa Hirschenson, Theatrical Agent from Innovative Artists
· Marc Pritcher, Talent Manager
· Michael Forman, Talent Manager
· Jason Buyer, The Casting Playhouse
South Florida Faculty appearing at the event includes:

· Sherry Faith, Producer of Hollywood Across America South Florida. Award Winning Acting Coach (Stella Adler/Sanford Meisner Techniques)
· Ellen Jacoby, Casting Director/ Location Casting for Burn Notice, Old Dogs, Dreamgirls
· Peter Robles, Head of Talent for Latin World Entertainment

“Hollywood Across America is the real deal,” says Jason Buyer co-founder, Hollywood Across America. “There are no hidden charges, no mandatory classes, no pre-screening gimmicks. Everyone we bring from L.A. loves discovering new talent.”

Hollywood Across America’s South Florida stop follows the seminar’s successful, sold-out debuts in Los Angeles and Dallas in 2009. The two-day event will be held at the Sea View Hotel (9909 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fl 33154) on October 2 – 3, 2010 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. Tickets cost $445 (payment plans are available). Talent ages: 6 and up. To purchase tickets or for more information, please go to www.hollywoodacrossamerica.com or call producer Sherry Faith at 305-899-2288 and/or 561-239-5445.

*Please note: Hollywood Across America South Florida was originally scheduled to take place earlier this summer, but was postponed to October due to a high demand for a fall seminar and unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the casting directors.

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