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2017

FILM
AMANDA MELBY and SHELLY BOUCHER are in pre-production for a feature film.
LEONA MARIE BAKER
plays Fly in the pilot "Shade." 
SHELLY BOUCHER
plays the lead in the short "Surprise Party."
ANDREA THOMAS
was in an ASU student film and a music video.
TOBI & MATT
(directed by Joe Gruberman, starring JUDITH EISENBERG) is in the Arizona Shorts A program at the Phoenix Film Festival.
SAYLOR BILLINGS
and BOB PETERS were in "A Secret Face" for the A3F 72-Hour festival and finished in the Top 20.
ANDREA THOMAS plays Dr. Lisa Reynolds in "It Happened So Fast."
TORIE HAYES
starred in "Captives," a short.
ALAYA WALTON
was cast in "Pull Back the Hammer."
MICHELLE Y. ALLEN
is producing a short called "Finally, You;" AARON SEEVER is in it.
IZZY WATTS
's short film is an official selection of Copa Shorts Film Festival and plays at 12 PM on Sat. Feb. 18.
JUDITH EISENBERG
wrote, starred and produced the web pilot "Driving Me Crazy." MICHELLE Y. ALLEN, DANNY GONSOWSKI and BRADY WEBER were also in it.
MICHELLE Y. ALLEN
and CAROL GIBSON are in "Dark Dignity," now fundraising on IndieGoGo for finishing funds.
AARON SEEVER plays the leads in the short film "Stay."
FAUST II (AARON SEEVER, MICHELLE Y. ALLEN) screened at Filmstock in December.

STAGE
BRADY WEBER
is in a Herberger Lunchtime Theatre show.
JUDITH EISENBERG and ROBERT PETERS were cast in "Circle Mirror Transformation;" it runs April 14-30 at Mesa Encore Theatre.
DANNY GONSOWSKI
plays Innkeeper Mordcha in "Fiddler n the Roof" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre through April 1.
ANDREA THOMAS plays the Storyteller in "The Wedding Story" by Chad Cocquyt in the ASU Director's Shorts.
CAROLINE CARRIERE
is in "Legally Blonde" at DMHS.
MITCH ETTER
is in "Permanent Collection" at iTheatre Collaborative through March 4.
STEVEN FAJARDO
and BILL MOSLEY are in "Storefront Church" at Theatre Artists Studio through March 12.
DANNY GONSOWSKI
plays Innkeeper Mordcha in "Fiddler n the Roof" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre through April 1.
RYAN ELIZABETH PARKER
was cast as Mary in "The Secret Garden" at Valley Youth Theatre.
CAROL GIBSON
is in the murder mystery "Nobody's Fool" playing Feb 14.
MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is in the "Vagina Monologues" at Phoenix Center for the Arts on February 18.
MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is also in "A Legacy of Justice" at the Herberger Lunchtime Theater Feb 6-16.
CAROLINE CARRIERE is in "Legally Blonde" at DMHS.
KELLY NICOLE
was cast in ""Is He Dead?"" at Hale Center Theatre.
FRED GERLE
was cast in "Oliver!" at Arizona Broadway Theatre.
LAUREN KOERITZER plays Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls" at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Co in January.

COMMERCIAL  
ALAYA WALTON was in a commercial for the Final Four.
ALAYA WALTON
was in a Nugenix commercial with MLB Hall of Famer Frank Thomas.
ERIN GRIFFITH booked a job for StrongMind.
DEJZON WALKER
and AMANDA MELBY worked on a Mello Yello spot; SHELLY BOUCHER was the production coordinator.
DEJZON WALKER worked on a Cable One spot.

CONGRATS
IZZY WATTS
got a scholarship to a filmmaker's camp in Vermont this July.
BRANDON LUCERO
signed with the Leighton Agency.
ALAYA WALTON
signed with Signature Talent Agency.
FRED GERLE was accepted into Scene Study - Studio Practice at HB Studio taught by Austin Pendleton in NYC.
SHELLY BOUCHER was elected to the board of the Arizona Production Association.
ALAYA WALTON was in the recent IMTA in LA and scored big! She came in 1st Place in TV BEAUTY competition, 2nd place runner up in her monologue, received over 10 callbacks in acting and 1 for modeling and was awarded a scholarship for the New York Conservatory of the Arts.
ETHAN DREW got an agent in LA.
AARON SEEVER won "Best Redirect" at Filmstock Actor's Showcase.

TV
SEAN DILLINGHAM appears on "This is Us" on NBC during the March 14 episode.
FRED GERLE is in "Quantico" that aired March 20.
LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI was on an episode of "Jane the Virgin."
LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI was in the pilot of "Saddle Up."

PRINT/VOICE OVER 
GABRIELLE LEE is on the cover of the Samoas Girl Scout cookie box!
ERIN GRIFFITH booked a gig for Harkins Theatres.