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2018

FILM
CARIN COUNIHAN was cast as Marry in "An Ernest Family Dinner" at La Mesa Media.
CARIN COUNIHAN was cast as in "Office Anxiety."
NANCI KELHAM
was in "Billy Boy" as Amanda, now playing at select theatres at VOD starting June 15. 
CHANCE KELLER
was in a music video for Tungevaag & Raaban's "All For Love."
HEIDI JOY booked her first film role in "The Day of the White Lotus."  
AMANDA MELBY
completed "Raising Buchanan," a feature film. Like and share on social media please: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram   
"The Secret Lives of Teachers" (AARON SEEVER and JUDITH EISENBERG) has been accepted to Prescott FF and the Action on Film Festival in Las Vegas.
AARON SEEVER
has started production on "Finally, You," a feature.
AMANDA MELBY
is in post-production on "Raising Buchanan," a feature film. Like and share on social media please: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram
"The Secret Life of Teachers" (JUDY EISENBERG and AARON SEEVER) is an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival: Shorts Program B.
ALAYA WALTON was cast in the lead of "Wards of Houston" a feature filming in LA and Texas.
SHELLY BOUCHER had a film in the Phoenix Film Festival.
"Soulless" starring KELLY NICOLE is complete!
AMANDA MELBY
is producing and starring in "Raising Buchanan," a feature film now in post-production.   SHELLY BOUCHER, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, JOHN BATCHAN, JEREMY RHOADES, BRADY WEBER, SAYLOR BILLINGS, HAYDEN DOMENICO,KIM LAVELLE and LYNNETTE LA BROWN are in in the cast.  Thank you to all of the Verve students that came out to be background actors!

SERENITY STARR FOREMAN
and FRED GERLE are in "Girl, Wired."
JOHN BATCHAN
and HANNAH SWIM are in the ASU film "Miss You."


STAGE
CARIN COUNIHAN
was cast as Mrs. Michaelis/Dancer in "The Great Gatsby" at Stage Left Productions.
JUDITH EISENBERG
and JASON ISAAK are in "Life in the Theatre" July 23-August 2 at the Herberger.
KELLY FINK
and SCOTT HYDER are in "Annie" at Dream City Church July 6-15.
APRIL WALTERSCHEID
has more comedy shows this month in Phoenix and Minnesota.
CAROL GIBSON
plays Alice in "I Never Sang for my Father", directed by STEVEN FAJARDO at Theatre Artists Studio April 20-May 13.
SHELLY BOUCHER
got cast in "42nd Street" performing in July.  
NOAH LANOUETTE
is in "13" the Musical at Desert Stage on March 18.
ALAYA WALTON performs her first comedy show at the Hollywood Improv May 6.  
APRIL WALTERSCHEID
 
has a lot of comedy shows in April around the Valley.
ETHAN DREW
and NORA PALERMO are in "13: The Musical" at Desert Stages through March 25.
KELLY NICOLE is Viola in SW Shakes' tour of "Twelfth Night."
SHELLY BOUCHER was in Almost Famous Theatre Company's "Lend Me a Tenor."
ALAYA WALTSON is in "Cameron" in Los Angeles.
BOB PETERS
was cast as Juror Three at Ghostlight.
APRIL WALTERSCHEID
is doing her stand-up Feb 2 and Feb 8 at Comedy Off Main St.  
CHRISTINA ROBUSTO
was cast as the cowardly lion in the "Wizard of Oz" at Baker Performing Arts and Winnie in "42nd Street," also at Baker.
KIM LAVELLE
and BRADY ANDERSON are in "The Graduate" at Mesa Encore Theatre.
ALAYA WALTON plays the lead in "The Center of the Universe" Teens on Tour.
SAM ROBERTS plays Mr. Darcy in Tempe Prep Academy's "Pride and Prejudice."
SERYNA RAGO is in "The Best Story."
ETHAN DREW plays Evan in "13: The Musical" at Desert Stages.
HAMPTON KOHLER was cast in VYT's "The Hobbit."

COMMERCIAL  
GARY BOUCHER is in a spot for Donor Network of Arizona.
CHANDLER MANTIONE is in a FlapJacked commercial.
GENE GANSSLE and
JEQHARI MILES shot a spot for the Home and Garden Show.
NATASHA KONG shot a spot for Hefty.
ASHLEY ROMANTIC
is starring in a Fulton Homes spot, now airing.
MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ
and ETHAN DREW are in a Desert Financial Credit Union commercial.
ANDREA THOMAS booked her first commercial: "Living with Diabetes."
FRED GERLE is booked on a Geico commercial.
JULIANA CRISALLI
booked her first commercial: for Ace Hardware!
CARIN COUNIHAN
is in a spot for Eldorado Casinos filming in Reno.
PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI
is in multiple spots for VitaMix.


CONGRATS
Congrats to our Scene Study students on excellent work at the 2018 Industry Showcase! 
Congrats to the Kids, Tweens and Teens on completing a short film within a week!  Screenings are on August 3 (Tweens) and August 5 (Kids, Teens).
Congrats to NANCI KELHAM on being awarded the Chapman Celebrates Scholarship, a performance-based scholarship!  
AARON SEEVER
won Best Actor (Male) for his role in "Stay" at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival.  
WILL HIGHTOWER
was nominated for a Governor's Arts Award! And Congrats to will on his Graduate Certificate in teaching!  
NANCI KELHAM
was accepted to Chapman University and has a lovely write up for her current program in the UK.  
AARON SEEVER won best actor at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival.
NICOLETTE SCIORTINO
signed with an agent and manager in LA.  
CHANCE KELLER
signed with an agent in LA. Good luck during pilot season!
VICTORIA DONCHESS
signed with an agent in Atlanta!

TV
TAYLOR BRAUER made her network TV debut appearing in NBC's "RISE" episode 2.
Laura Durant
is casting for a TV series. Check out durantcom.com.
FRED GERLE
is the voice of Calvin Wells in the first episode of "Benefactors."

PRINT/VOICE OVER/VIDEOS/MODELING 
AMANDA MELBY
is the cover story of the December issue of So Scottsdale.  Check it out!