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2018

FILM
"Eleven, Eleven" (CHRIS REDISH, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF) continues its film festival run; follow them online!
APRIL WALTERSCHEID was in "Pocketman & Cargoboy," a feature that played at Superstition Springs 25 Harkins.
PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI is in "A Promise to Astrid" alongside Dean Cain.
KELLY NICOLE shot a role in "Ominous," a feature, and "The Devil's Pit," a short. 
TYNECKIA LEWIS
was cast in an IFP Breakout Film short film.  
TYNECKIA LEWIS
played the security guard in the short "The Many."  ZOE YEOMAN directed it.
"Soulless" starring KELLY NICOLE plays at the Jerome Film Festival Sept 29.
"Eleven, Eleven" (CHRIS REDISH, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF) has started its film festival run!
HEIDI JOY
shot her scenes for the feature "Day of the White Lotus."
KELLY NICOLE
stars in "Souless", which will premiere at the Jerome Film Festival.
PHUONG KNYUGEN KUBACKI
booked a feature film opposite Dean Cain.  
"The Secret Life of Teachers" (JUDITH EISENBERG and AARON SEEVER)
is an official selection of the Ojai Short Film Festival.
GIANNA FINOCCHIARO
booked a short film called "Sidetrack."
HEIDI JOY
was cast in "House Arrest," a short 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
WILL HIGHTOWER
is in "Cash on Delivery" at Hale Theatre.
KATHERINE LYNCH
is in "Mary Poppins" at Desert Stages Theatre.
APRIL WALTERSCHEID
had more stand-up comedy shows.
NOAH LANOUETTE stars as Beethoven in "Dog Sees God; Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead" at Spotlight Youth Theatre through Nov 4.
SAM BROWN
is in "Peter and the Starcatcher" at GCU.
MALLORY ADAMS
plays Patricia in "Extremities" at the The New Theatre: Dublin.
EMMY LANGE, LILY BELLE LANGE and KATE WILLIAMS are in "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at Spotlight Youth Theatre. LAWANNAH STRONGBEAR plays Jacob's wife in "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoact" in Brooksville, FL thru Nov 18.
CHLOE EDWARDS
is in Dream City Church's "A Celebration of Christmas" Dec 6-19.
GENE GANSSLE
plays Santa in Elf at Phoenix Theatre.  
WILL HIGHTOWER was in "Antipodes" at Stray Cat Theatre.  
TYNECKIA LEWIS was cast in "Something Wicked This Way Comes" as Jim's mom.
HAMPTON KOHLER was cast in "All in the Timing" at PCDS.
ILANA SHERMAN is in "Butterfly's Day" at Desert Stages.
SOPHIA VANELLA was in Jesus Christ Superstar at Fountain Hills Theatre.  
ASHLEY FAULKNER plays Izzy in "Rabbit Hole" at Theatre Artists Studio; it opened Sept 28. 
ROBERT PETERS and MIKE HALPIN are in "The Bad Seed" at Desert Stages; DIANE SENFFNER directs. It opens Oct 19 and runs through Nov 18. 
ISABELLA BARONE
played Duffy in "Annie" at Dream City Church.
FRED GERLE was cast in Titanic The Musical and Miracle on 34th Street at Arizona Broadway Theatre.
SHELLY BOUCHER was cast as Peaches in "Red Velvet Cake War" at TheaterWorks.
SAM ROBERTS is in "Cash on Delivery" at DMHS.  
ROBERT PETERS is in "The Bad Seed" at Desert Stages; DIANE SENFFNER directs.
KIM LAVELLE is in "White Guy on the Bus" at iTheatre Collaborative.
DOLORES D'AMORE GOLDSMITH stars in "Worthy Women Warriors" at Herberger Lunchtime Theatre Sept 17-27.
ASHLEY FAULKNER
was cast as Izzy in "Rabbit Hole" at Theatre Artists Studio.
TYNECKIA LEWIS was cast in Cafe Monologues: Walls by Laughing Pig Theatre that performed on July 27. 
CHRISTOPHER DEVOUS plays Horton in "Seussical, Jr" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre through Aug 5.
SHELLY BOUCHER was cast in a Childsplay touring show.
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  
ALAYA and PRISCILLA WALTON are in a spot for Paragon Vision Sciences.
HEIDI JOY shot a commercial for a political campaign.
FRED GERLE shot a video for University of Phoenix.
HAYDEN DOMENICO shot a commercial for an attorney in NM.
PHUONG NYUGEN KUBACKI was in a spot for Northwoods University.
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
Verve Studios is once again nominated as Best Acting Studio. THANK YOU!
 "The Secret Lives of Teachers" (AARON SEEVER, JUDITH EISENBERG) won an Audience Choice Special Mention (runner up) at the Ojai Short Film Fest.
The annual AriZONI ceremony was held and CHLOE ROZALSKY and ERICA PARRISH won in their categories!  
JUDITH EISENBERG
got a commercial agent in LA.
CHANCE KELLER
signed with a manager in LA.
CANDICE LUNCEFORD
signed with Ford/RBA.
ANDRE JOHNSON
signed with Leighton Agency.
MARIAN VALENTINO
signed with Leighton Agency.
ISABELLA BARONE signed with Maddox Agency.  
ISABELLA BARONE won a National Youth Arts award as best leading actress in a junior musical for Alice/Alice in Wonderland.
 AriZONI noms are out and Verve's DIANE SENFFNER, ERICA PARRISH, HOLLY CHAVET, and CHLOE ROZALSKY are nominated.
TYNECKIA LEWIS
signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency!
HEIDI JOY
signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency!  
CARIN COUNIHAN
signed with Signature!
ALYSSA FABIO
signed with Signature Models and Talent!
MALLORY ADAMS
graduated from the LIR Academy in Dublin!
CHANCE KELLER
was invited to perform in a Showcase in LA.
JAMESON REAGAN
signed with Maddox Agency!
NIKELLE LANDER
signed with Maddox Agency! 
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
KELLY NICOLE was in "Fun World."
DRU MOUSER
was a co-star on the season opener of "Grey's Anatomy." DRU taped her audition for this role at Verve!
BELLA TINDALL
was in the "Manson Files" on FOX!
HAYDEN DOMENICO
shot a web series called "Nuclear Family."
CHANCE KELLER
booked an episode "The Door in the Woods" for Crypt TV.
DRU MOUSER
booked a Co-Star on "Grey's Anatomy."
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 
MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ
is in a print campaign for Nationwide Care Concierge!
PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI
did a photoshoot for Twin Arrows Casino.
AMANDA MELBY
is the cover story of the December issue of So Scottsdale.  Check it out!