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2019

FILM

"Raising Buchanan" played in Alexandria, Virginia; St. Louis, MO and Fort Lauderdale, FL in November!

STEVE FETTKETHER was in an SCC short film.

HOLLY DAVIDSON was in "Inescapable," an ASU Short Film. E

MERSON HALL booked her first student film.

"Raising Buchanan" won "Best Picture" at the Red Rose Film Festival in Lancaster, PA and also played in Syracuse, NY and Minneapolis/St.Paul. It plays next in Alexandria, Virginia; St. Louis, MO and Fort Lauderdale, FL!

CHANCE KELLER was in the short films “Pet Sounds” and “Saddleback Christmas.”

BRIANNA HUNTRESS was in her first film "Simple Illusion."

JON NEIDLE is producing a feature film, "Walk the Rex."

KEVIN DAYSON was in the short film "Running Ahead."

"Raising Buchanan" won "Best Feature" at the ROFL Film Festival in Madrid, Spain. It plays next in the American Presidential Film and Literary Festival in Ohio; Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN; Alexandria, Virginia; Syracuse, New York; Lancaster, PA and Fort Lauderdale, FL! It is also playing at HARKINS SHEA 14 and has been extended until October 10! Showtimes available online. WEDNESDAY, OCT 2 ia Verve Day (Night) at the movies. Come to the 2 pm or 6:45 pm screening of Raising Buchanan and celebrate the work of Verve students and staff and be entered to win some great Verve prizes!

 "Raising Buchanan" won "Best Comedy Feature" at the Franklin Film Festival. It plays next in Jerome.

AMANDA MELBY was nominated for "Talent-Performer/Narrator" for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for her work in the world premiere trailer for "Raising Buchanan."

"Girl, Wired" (KELLY NICOLE) is now on Amazon Prime.

PHUONG KUBACKI is in "Pregnant and Deadly" on Lifetime TV; it plays Friday.

"Raising Buchanan" won "Best Original Screenplay" and AMANDA MELBY won Best Lead Actress at the New Haven Film Festival; it has been accepted at the Franklin (TN) and ROFL (Madrid Spain) and American Presidential Film and Literary Festivals!

SAMANTHA KADE is cast a lead in "The Murder Muse," a feature shooting now. 

"Raising Buchanan" played at the New Haven Film Festival in May.

 "Raising Buchanan" played at and won Best Dramedy at the Manhattan Film Festival in May. (AMANDA MELBY, ASHLEY FAULKNER, SHELLY BOUCHER, LYNNETTE BROWN, JOHN BATCHAN, HAYDEN DOMENICO). 

"Raising Buchanan" will have its World Premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival in April (AMANDA MELBY, ASHLEY FAULKNER, SHELLY BOUCHER, LYNNETTE BROWN, JOHN BATCHAN, HAYDEN DOMENICO). Screening times are Friday, April 12 at 5:25 pm, Saturday, April 13 at 11:05 am and Sunday, April 14 at 4:20 pm.

"Eleven, Eleven" (CHRIS REDISH, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, MALLORY ADAMS) continues its film festival run; including the Sedona and Phoenix Film Festivals. Follow them online! It plays AT PFF Tuesday, April 9 at 9:25 pm, Friday, April 12 at 3:15 pm and Saturday, April 13 at 1:25 pm.

MALLORY ADAMS is currently filming a movie in Ireland.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is AD/UPM for "The Dark Side of Opulent II."

"Eleven, Eleven" (CHRIS REDISH, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, MALLORY ADAMS) continues its film festival run; follow them online! They've been accepted into the Sedona Film Festival.

SAMANTHA KADE is in "Invisible," and "Tender Matches," both selections of the Worldwide Women's Film Festival in February.

ZOE YEOMAN is in "M.E.C.C.A," a short film.

PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI is in "Duel on the Mound," now available on Amazon Prime.

"Soulless" (KELLY NICOLE) is playing at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival also.

KELLY NICOLE was in "The Devil's Pit," now availble on YouTube.

KELLY NICOLE is in "Border State."  

 

 

STAGE

CHRIS STONEBRAKER and TIM GOSSMAN are in "And Then There Were None."

MARK BURKETT is in "A Christmas Carol."

BOB PETERS is in "The Goat." 

ALYSSA FABIO is in "A Christmas Carol."

CARIN COUNIHAN plays Tatiana Recon in Stage Left's production of "A Comedy of Tenors" November 1-10, 2019.

ALYSSA FABIO is in "Frozen" at Hamilton High School which runs Nov 7-16.

ALI GIORDANO is in "First Date" at SCC Nov 8-17, 2019. LYDIA MURRAY is in Broadway Under the Stars at Horizon HS Choirs Oct 17-20.

ASHLEY FAULKNER and GEORGE M. COHEN are in "The Trip to Bountiful" by Horton Foote at Theatre Artists Studio Nov 22-Dec 15, 2019.

JOHN BATCHAN just wrapped a production of "West Side Story" in Japan.

MARLENE GALAN WOODS is in "Three Tall Women" at iTheatre through Nov 2.

CHLOE EDWARDS and ALYSE HANSEN are in "Legally Blonde Jr." at Cocopah.

KATE WILLIAMS is in the cast of "They Chose Me" in October at VYT. 

BOB PETERS and SKYE AYERS are in "The Crucible" at TheaterWorks.

RACHÉL MADZEY and BRIANA HUNTRESS are in "The Dutchman" at Tempe Center for the Arts.

CARIN COUNIHAN was cast as Tatiana Recon in Stage Left's production of "A Comedy of Tenors."  

ALYSSA FABIO is in "Frozen" at Hamilton High School which runs Nov 7-16. 

ALI GIORDANO is in "First Date" at SCC Nov 8-17, 2019.

KATHERINE LYNCH is in "Not Your Average Zombie Apocalypse."

NORA PALERMO plays Elsa in Greasepaint's "FROZEN" October 10-13.

KATE WILLIAMS was cast "They Chose Me" in October at VYT. 

LENN FAYNBOYM was cast in "Lion King Jr" at Desert Stages Theater.

ALYSSA FABIO did "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" at Limelight over the summer.

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI was in "Resisting Irrelevancy" at Theatre Artists Studio.

JESSICA FINK and KATE WILLIAMS have been cast in VYT's "Matilda."

NOAH LANOUETTE was in "Little Shop of Horrors" at Spotlight Youth Theatre.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID did stand in at Stand Up Live and Tempe Improv.

BRADY ANDERSON is in "The Wizard of Oz" at Theatre Works.

ASHLEY FAULKNER is a Pas d'Action at Theatre Artists Studio.

ETHAN DREW is in "Newsies" at Greasepaint Youth Theatre.

ALI GIORDANO is in "Pippin" at SCC; it opens April 4.

KELLY NICOLE is Bianca in "Taming of the Shrew" and Audrey in "As You Like It" at Southwest Shakespeare through March 9.

KAREN RAFALOWITZ is in "Second Time Around" at the Sunflower Playhouse March 3-6.

NORMALEE FERRIS is in the Mrs. Senior Arizona pageant.

CAMILA ACHARYA is in "The Wizard of Oz" at Phoenix Country Day School.

SHELLY BOUCHER is in "Eric and Elliot" at Childsplay.

ETHAN DREW and ISABELLA BARONE are in "Urinetown" at Greasepaint Youth Theatre."

ALI GIORDANO and NOAH LANOUETTE were in "Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson" at Spotlight Youth Theatre.

WILL HIGHTOWER is in "Cash on Delivery" at Hale Theatre.

KELLY NICOLE is Bianca in "Taming of the Shrew" and Audrey in "As You Like It" at Southwest Shakespeare.

KATHERINE LYNCH is in "Shrek.

 

COMMERCIAL  

KEVIN DAYSON booked his first job since signing with Ford/RBA - an industrial for Honeywell. CONGRATS!

ALAYA WALTON booked a promo for Knott's Scary Farm!

CHANCE KELLER's spot for Bunch a Balloons is now playing.

HEIDI JOY booked a medical training video for Vocera.

WILL HIGHTOWER booked a spot for Four Peaks Brewery.

ETHAN DREW's spot for Republic Services is airing.

CHANCE KELLER did three industrials: Blue Cross Blue Shield, Strongmind and Peter Crone “Life is Precious.

HEIDI JOY booked a medical training video.

WILL HIGHTOWER booked a spot for Four Peaks Brewery.

ETHAN DREW's spot for Republic Services is airing.

ETHAN DREW filmed commercials for Toll Brothers, Acne Intellegence and Republic Services.

LAWANNAH CURRY is busy modeling and working in Florida.

CATALINA QUALANTONE booked an anti-vaping spot.

PHUONG KUBAKI booked a GE spot.

JUDITH EISENBERG had a principal role in a dental commercial that filmed in CO.

ETHAN DREW booked a commercial for Toll Brothers.

CAROL GIBSON booked a Top Golf commercial.

JUDITH EISENBERG booked a commercial in Miami.

 

CONGRATS

KRISTEN KRANIGER signed with a LA Manager.

Verve Day/Night at the movies raffle winners: GEORGE M. COHEN, STEVE FETTKETHER, HEIDI JOY, TYNECKIA LEWIS, ROBERT PETERS, ALYSSA FABIO, PETEY SWARTZ, JIM TEEPLE, MICHAEL WALDMAN, and JOEY EVANS. Your items are at the studio. Please contact info@vervestudio.net for a time to pick up!

Lots of AriZoni nominations and some wins! DIANE SENFFNER won an AriZoni for Dialect Coaching "The Elephant Man" at Zao Theatre. ALI GIORDANO won an AriZoni as well!

TYNECKIA LEWIS signed with William Reynolds Agency in Atlanta.  

AMANDA MELBY was nominated for "Talent-Performer/Narrator" for the 2019 Rocky Mountain Emmy Awards for her work in the world premiere trailer for "Raising Buchanan." She and Bruce Dellis WON the Emmy for the writing for the trailer.

RACHÉL MADZEY signed with Dani's Agency.

Lots of AriZoni nominations! WILL HIGHTOWER is nominated in Actor in a Major Role for "Cash on Delivery" at Hale Center Theatre. NOAH LANOUETTE was nominated for Actor in a Major Role, Youth Musical for Seymour in "Little Shop of Horrors" at Spotlight Youth Theatre and for Actor in a Supporting Role, Youth Play, for "Dog Sees God" at Spotlight. NOLA YERGEN was nominated for Costume Design for GCU's Ring Round the Moon." DIANE SENFFNER was nominated for Dialect Coaching "The Cake" at Stray Cat, "The Elephant Man" at Zao Theatre and "James and the Giant Peach" at Fountain Hills Youth Theater. TAMMY CHAVET was nominated for Puppet Design for "Fairy Tale PD" at Acting Zone.

ETHAN DREW was nominated for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical for his role of Davey in "Newsies" at Greasepaint.

CATALINA QUALANTONE signed with Signature Models and Talent.

HOLLY DAVIDSON signed with Signature Models and Talent.

MONICA HOWARD signed with Ford/RBA.

ROBERT PETERS signed with Deborah Maddox Agency.

BRIANA HUNTRESS signed with Ford/RBA.

KEVIN DAYSON signed with Ford/RBA.

STEVE FETTKETHER signed with Dani's Agency.

AMANDA MELBY and JUDITH EISENBERG were on the Women in Film panel as part of IFP/PHX's Filmmaker Fusion.

JAY WALKER won Best Young Director for 2019 in the Czech Republic via Young Directors CZ .

DEAN FLORENCE signed with the Presley Talent Agency in New Mexico.

ETHAN DREW signed with an agent in LA. 

BRADY WEBER signed with an agent in Seattle.

MALLORY ADAMS graduated from the LIR Academy!

REBEKAH PATTON signed with Presley Talent Agency in New Mexico!

TIA PENNY played with Wood Songs Old-Time Radio Hour, which will be broadcast.

"The Secret Lives of Teachers" (AARON SEEVER, JUDITH EISENBERG) won an Audience Favorite at the APA's Ladies Film Night Out. 

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.

 

TV

MONICA HOWARD is in the new Tatum Lynn music video, "Later Baby XO."

ALAYA WALTON booked a lead in a series.

BRUCE KLEFSTAD starred in a promo for the new season of "The Walking Dead:" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hnab4B8B1A4

LYDIA MARTINEZ booked a TruTV show.

LYDIA MARTINEZ's episode of "What Would You Do?" is playing soon on ABC.

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEALING was on "Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars" playing a young Kim Richards.  

 

PRINT/VOICE OVER/VIDEOS/MODELING 

ASHLYN HALL booked a sweet singing VO job; more details coming soon.

JENNIFER DIAMOND is in a print campaign for Valleywide Health.

CHANCE KELLER is in the Music Video/Visual Album - Butch Walker.

CODY BALLENTINE is putting out a new singles! Listen to it on Spotify.

ASHLYN HALL booked a sweet singing VO job; more details coming soon.

CODY BALLENTINEput out a new single.  Listen to it on Spotify.

RANDY COLVIN booked some VO work for Oakgate Technology.

ASHLYN HALL booked a VO for BTCD.

LEE GOETTL has been busy with his VO work; he finished 3 audio books and is working on 2 more.

PHUONG KUBACKI's VitaMix ad is out.

ANDERSEN BLOOMBERG can still be seen in the Phoenix Zoo's Bugs Big Bugs campaign.


2018

FILM

"Eleven, Eleven" (CHRIS REDISH, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF) continues its film festival run; follow them online!

SAMANTHA KADE is in "Invisible," and "Tender Matches," both selections of the Worldwide Women's Film Festival in February.

ZOE YEOMAN is in "M.E.C.C.A," a short film.

PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI is in "Duel on the Mound," now available on Amazon Prime.

"Soulless" (KELLY NICOLE) is playing at the Worldwide Women's Film Festival also.

KELLY NICOLE was in "The Devil's Pit," now available on YouTube.

KELLY NICOLE is in "Border State."  

HEIDI JOY played a lead role in "Blind Date," a short film.  She also stars in "Gladys and Dee," a web series and "The Last Letter," a short.

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.

KELLY NICOLE was cast as Bianca in "Taming of the Shrew" and Audrey in "As You Like It" at Southwest Shakespeare.

KATHERINE LYNCH is in "Shrek."

ALAYA WALTON was in "A Christmas Carol" at Cupcake Theatre LA.

CHLOE EDWARDS and JESSIE FINCH were in the Christmas show at Dream City Church.

NATALIE ANDREWS is in S#!tfaced Shakespeare at Phoenix Theatre opening Nov 30.

KELLY NICOLE was cast as Bianca in "Taming of the Shrew" and Audrey in "As You Like It" at Southwest Shakespeare.

CHRIS DORTO and GEORGE COHEN are in "Inherit the Wind" at Theatre Artists Studio through Sunday.

ISABELLA BARONE, VALENTINA BARONE, ZAK HABUL, SOPHIE SWINGLER and CLAIRE FILIPOWICAZ are all in "Aladdin, Jr." at Greasepaint.

BOB PETERS is back in "Bloody Mary Christmas" at Space 55. 

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

MALLORY ADAMS graduated from the LIR Academy!

REBEKAH PATTON signed with Presley Talent Agency in New Mexico!

TIA PENNY played with Wood Songs Old-Time Radio Hour, which will be broadcast.

"The Secret Lives of Teachers" (AARON SEEVER, JUDITH EISENBERG) won an Audience Favorite at the APA's Ladies Film Night Out. 

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

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEALING was on "Marriage Bootcamp: Reality Stars" playing a young Kim Richards.  

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 

ASHLYN HALL booked a VO for BTCD.

LEE GOETTL has been busy with his VO work; he finished 3 audio books and is working on 2 more.

PHUONG KUBACKI's VitaMix ad is out.

ANDERSEN BLOOMBERG can still be seen in the Phoenix Zoo's Bugs Big Bugs campaign.

MARK SANCHEZ and ETHAN DREW were in a print campaign together for Desert Financial.  

ANDERSEN BLOOMBERG is in the Bugs Big Bugs! Print campaign for the Arizona Zoo.

JAMES HANEMAAYER is so busy in the VO world! He's doing e-learning videos for governments, IVR for a mortgage company and spot for a vacation company.

ANDREA THOMAS booked a spot for USGI Medical.

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!

 

 


2017

FILM

AMANDA MELBY is producing and starring in "Raising Buchanan," a feature film now in 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!  It is appreciated greatly!

CHANCE KELLER is in "Bear with Me."

"The Secret Lives of Teachers" is completed.  JUDITH EISENBERG, AARON SEEVER and ALAYA WALTON are in it.

SERENITY STARR FOREMAN and FRED GERLE are in "Girl, Wired."

HEATHER COPFER was in a short film called "Blood Brawlers" and a web series called "Human Threads."

HAYDEN DOMENICO was in "Strangely Grim," a 48-Hour film challenge film.

CHANCE KELLER was in "On the Beach," a short film.

ALAYA WALTON directed her first short film: "No One Talk: Dystopia."

BELLA TINDALL was cast as Cindy in the feature film "Lighthouse Lane."

GENE GANSSLE's feature film "Postmarked" is now out on DVD/BlueRay. 

CANDICE LUNCEFORD booked the role of Sandra in the thriller "Perfection."

CHANCE KELLER booked the role of "Bridge Boy" in the "On the Beach."

AARON SEEVER is in pre-production on 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

ISABELLA BARONE plays Alice in "Alice in Wonderland" at Cocopah Middle School.

BOB PETERS and FRED GERLE are in "A Christmas Carol" at TheatreWorks.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID has multiple dates booked for her stand up comedy in the month of December.  

ALAYA WALTON plays multiple roles in "The Center of the Universe."

DIANE SENFFNER plays Dorothy Tree Hapgood in FHTs Inspecting Carol this Christmas....the crazy British dialect coach!  She is also in Christmas Carol as Mrs. Crachit and the REAL dialect coach.

CAROLINE LASSETTER plays Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Brelby Nov 3-11.

NORA PALERMO was cast as Annie in "Annie" at Desert Foothills. 

ALAYA WALTON landed a role in a musical about Ruby Bridges as a teen Ruby Bridges.

BOB PETERS plays DeLacey in "Frankenstein" at Theatre Works.

CAROL GIBSON is in Stage Left's production of "The Crazy Quilt Club" playing Oct. 20-22 at Ventana Lakes Yacht Club in Sun City, AZ. 

CARIN COUNIHAN is playing Barbara Hall in New Carpa's Production "1070" through July 9; extended through August. 

FRED GERLE is in "West Side Story" at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company.

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  

CARIN COUNIHAN is in a spot for Eldorado Casinos filming in Reno.

PHUONG NGUYEN KUBACKI is in multiple spots for VitaMix.

WILL HIGHTOWER booked a Cox Communications PSA.

ETHAN DREW was in a spot for Desert Schools Federal Credit Union.

FRED GERLE was cast in a spot for Odysea.

KELLY NICOLE booked a national commercial for Cable One.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ booked a spot for Desert Schools Credit Union.

JUDITH EISENBERG booked a commercial for Simon Med.

JOHN PIATTONI is in a campaign for the Village Clubs.

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

ALAYA WALTON was interviewed on the "Melody Trice" show. 

WILL HIGHTOWER won an AriZoni Award for Outstanding Actor in a Leading Role for Stray Cat Theatre's JOHN.  He was also Honored by AZ Central as an artist "Who's Next". 

JUDITH EISENBERG joined SAG-AFTRA!

ASHLYN HALL signed with Signature.  

CHLOE ROZALSKY signed with Deborah Maddox Agency.

SAM BROWN ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas"/Ghostlight Theatre) and JOHN NEWELL ("Alice in Wonderland"/Desert Foothills Theatre) are both nominated for Actor in a Major Role - Youth Play for the annual Arizona Awards.

MARCIE ROZALSKY (Chloe's Mom) was nominated for Best Property Design for "Junie B Jones..." at Fountain Hills Youth Theatre.

NICOLE ROSSI, DELAINY DRENT and MARIAN VALENTINO signed with Signature.

GRACE LOPEZ signed with Leighton Agency.

REBECCA DOMINGUEZ signed with the Deborah Maddox Agency. 

DECLAN KINNANE was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Play for Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream (Horizon High School) by the National Youth Arts. 

BELLA TINDALL was awarded Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play as Various Roles in The Laramie Project (Greasepaint Youtheatre).

There were also nominees:  OLIVIA LA PORTE nominated Outstanding Lead Actress (Junior Division) as Belle in Beauty and the Beast Jr. (Our Lady of Perpetual Help) and BRENNA KAYCE nominated Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play as Miss Flora Van Huysen in The Matchmaker (Desert Mountain High School).

ALAYA WALTON signed with an LA agent and manager.

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

"Deadly Dentists" airs on Discovery channel starting Nov 24.  CAROL GIBSON plays Sophie Barrera in the episode featuring Dr. Glenn Englemann, most likely episode 2.

TAYLOR BRAUER was cast in the recurring role of  on NBC's new show "Rise."

REBEKAH PATTON was cast in "Deadly Dentists."

RACHEL REDLEAF is in Netflix's show "Atypical;" which premieres August 11.

CAROL GIBSON was cast on "Deadly Dentists."

NANCY FRANZ was cast as Mrs. Jenner in "Deadly Dentists."

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/VIDEOS/MODELING 

AMANDA MELBY is the cover story of the December issue of So Scottsdale.  Check it out!

ALAYA WALTON walked in LA Fashion Week. 

JIM HANEMAAYER is narrating books for a publisher in Australia. He also just completed a :30 spot for a New York agency that will air on Pandora. 

JIM HANEMAAYER completed the voice over for the third floor (as the English language docent/guide) at the Institute/Museum of Russian Realistic Art in Moscow. He had previously completed floors 1 & 2.

JIM HANEMAAYER also just completed narrated the audio book "The Path" by Jack Rigsby. 

PHILL KAST just booked his first job for a real estate company.

ETHAN DREW is in a billboard ad for High Street.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ did a print job for High Street.

SERENITY STARR FOREMAN starred in a music video for Beca, now available online.

GABRIELLE LEE is on the cover of the Samoas Girl Scout cookie box!

ERIN GRIFFITH booked a gig for Harkins Theatres.

 


2016

FILM

GENE GANSSLE's film "Postmarked" played at the Filmstock Film Festival December 2.

JON NEIDLE and GRIFFIN STALTZER are in "Soulless."

The Arizona Production Association's Ladies Film Night Out (Nov 18) features Faust II produced by MICHELLE Y ALLEN and starring AARON SEEVER and "Tobi and Matt, A Dawn Awakening" by JOE GRUBERMAN and starring JUDITH EISENBERG.

ANDREA THOMAS will be playing a high school principal in "Sunshine," a short film.

AARON SEEVER is in production for "Working Title," a feature film that he wrote.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is producing it. She is also producing a short film called "Stay."

JESSIE FINCH's short film was accepted to the IFFF Youth Fest and plays on October 22 in LA!

SERENITY STARR FOREMAN was in "Daddy," a short horror film.

"Deflated," a short film (JUDITH EISENBERG, SUSAN K. BRIGHT and ASHLEY FAULKNER) was selected for Damn Film Series.

AARON SEEVER starred as the Devil in "Faust II," a short. MICHELLE Y. ALLEN produced it.

AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER's film "Temporary" won Best Crew in the IndieAZ Film Fest.

TATUM SANTIAGO was cast as Sophia in "The View From Here."

SARAH DAVIS was cast in a SCC student film.

"Postmarked" directed by GENE GANSSLE will screen at the Phoenix Film Festival the weekend of April 9.

"Temporary" (AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER) was an official selection at Sedona.

"Secret Life of Teachers" wrapped production with AARON SEEVER and JUDITH EISENBERG starring in and producing it.

KELLY NICOLE plays Brie in the "Class Act," the web series.

KELLY NICOLE stars in "Soulless," which premieres March 3.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN worked on "Dark Dignity," that just wrapped.

"Temporary" starring AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER played at the FilmStock Film Festival in December.

 

STAGE

BRADY WEBER and AMANDA MELBY are in "The Herd" at Theatre Artists Studio through December 11.

KELLY NICOLE was cast in ""Is He Dead?"" at Hale Center Theatre.

GENE GANSSLE is in "Twist Your Dickens" at Phoenix Theatre through December 24.

MIA HURLEY, EMMY LANGE and LILYBELLE LANGE are in "The Best Christmass Pageant Ever" at Spotlight Youth Theatre.

FRED GERLE was cast in "Oliver!" at Arizona Broadway Theatre.

ANGELA FEARS was cast in "What Matters Between Black and Blue" performing Dec 10 at ASU.

FRED GERLE was in a reading for a play called "Life Support."

DANNY GONSOWSKI is in "It's a Wonderful Life" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.

BOB PETERS is in a "Bloody Mary Christmas" at Space 55.

CAROL GIBSON is in "American Pastorela: The Trumpifornication Tour" at New Carpa Theater through November 6.

SHELLY BOUCHER is in "Gypsy" at Almost Famous Theatre Company.

BRADY WEBER and AMANDA MELBY are in "The Herd" at Theatre Artists Studio.

DECLAN KINNANE plays Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" At Horizon High School Nov 17-19.

KELLY NICOLE was cast in ""Is He Dead?"" at Hale Center Theatre.

GENE GANSSLE is in "Twist Your Dickens" at Phoenix Theatre through December 24.

SOPHIE SWINGLER was cast as orphan Kate in "Annie" at Greasepaint.

CHANCE KELLER was cast in "Snow White" at his school.

SARAH DAVIS is in "Up in the Air," a new musical.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is in "A Little Something Called Family" at the Herberger October 4-13, 2016.

BOB PETERS is in a DemDike's Devils at Space 55 through October 28. He was also cast in "Bloody Mary Christmas" there.

LAUREN KOERITZER was cast as Marian in "Music Man" at Mesa Encore Theatre (plays November) and as Sarah Brown in "Guys and Dolls" at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Co in January.

NICOLE ROSSI was cast as Mina in "Dracula" at Desert Vista.

ALYSSA FABIO was cast in "Schoolhouse Rock, Jr."

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI, CAROL GIBSON, BARBARA ACKER, DOLORES GOLDSMITH and ASHLEY FAULKNER were cast in "Love, Loss and What They Wore," at Theatre Artists Studio; it opens September 2.

SABRINA KIEPKE is in the ensemble of "13, the musical" at Greasepaint.

WILL HIGHTOWER is in "John" at Stray Cat Theatre.

BOB PETERS was cast as Jellaby in "Arcadia," playing August 11-20 at Tuscany Theatre Company.

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI, CAROL GIBSON, BARBARA ACKER, DOLORES GOLDSMITH and ASHLEY FAULKNER were cast in "Love, Loss and What They Wore," at Theatre Artists Studio.

AARON SEEVER's play "Midnight Petunias" was selected for Theatre Artists Studio's summer shorts; he also directs it.

STEVEN FAJARDO directs JASON ISAAK in "Home Invasion."

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI acts in "Chip or Strip." The shorts run June 16-26.

DANNY GONSOWSKI is in "Dirty Rotten Soundrels" at PVCC June 17-26.

TAYLOR BRAUER was cast as Adelaide in Woodstock Playhouse's "Guys and Dolls" this summer. She's also in their productions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Pippin."

BRADY WEBER is in Phoenix Theatre's New Play Series reading of "Jennifer's Birth."

LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI is in "Always a Bridesmaid" at Almost Famous Theatre Company in May.

STEVE FAJARDO is in "The Outgoing Tide" at Theatre Artists Studio.

KRISTINA CAPRA is in "Suessical" at GCU.

FRED GERLE is in "The Diary of Anne Frank" at Hale Theatre.

GARY BOUCHER played Charlie Brown in "Dog Sees God" at GCU.

OLIVIA LaPORTE was cast as Downy in "Honk" at Greasepaint; it runs May 6-15.

DYLANN COX was cast in "The Princess and the Pea."

AMANDA MELBY and STEVE FAJARDO are in "The Weir" at Theatre Artists Studio; it runs through March 13.

KRISTINA CAPRA is playing Laurie in "Brighton Beach Memoirs at Desert Stages through March 13.

DECLAN KINNANE is a Police Officer in the Pirates of Penzance at Horizon High School on March 3,4,5 at 7:00PM.

LEE QUARRIE is in Sex and Love in the Modern Age at Zombie Joe's Underground (LA) every Fri and Sat in March.

SCOTT HYDER was cast in "Deathtrap."

KATIE ELMS was cast in "Cupidity" at AIM.

CHANCE KELLER played "Wilbur" in "Charlotte's Web" at his school.

ROSS NEMETH appeared in A Christmas Story National Tour in a guest ensemble role at Gammage.

ROSS NEMETH also just worked as a temporary fill-in as Chip in the 2015-2016 National Tour of Disney's Beauty and The Beast.

FRED GERLE is in "Carousel" at Arizona Broadway Theatre. It runs Jan 15-Feb 14.

 

COMMERCIAL  

SHELLY BOUCHER was cast in a Samsung/T-Mobile spot.

CHANCE KELLER booked two voice over radio commercials for Milk.

GENE GANSSLE did a shoot for Donor Network.

CEILIDH JEANS booked a SAG commercial in LA.

SARAH DAVIS booked a commercial for Lunde Mitsubishi.

BRADY WEBER booked a University of Phoenix gig.

DECLAN KINNANE booked an industrial for Pearson Learning.

BRADY WEBER shot a commercial for Major League Baseball (Seattle Mariners).

KATIE ELMS is in a industrial video for Pragmatic.

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

JESSIE FINCH wrote the song "Awesome Song" and the music video is now on YouTube.

 

TV

WILL HIGHTOWER was cast in "Women in Prison" for Discovery ID.

KELLY NICOLE was cast as Jodie in "Women in Prison" for Discovery ID.

ASHLEY ROMANTIC was cast in "Women in Prison" as well.

MALLORY HARDEN works for Wheel of Fortune's live events as a host.

Guest Artist MARYANNE McGARRY plays Juditha Brown in FX's "American Crime Story The People vs. OJ."

 

CONGRATS

Congrats to JESSIE FINCH; her film "Fashion Feline: The Movie" was a finalist in Best Comedy, ages 8-13 at the 2016 IFFF Youth Fest.

Congrats to VICTORIA HAYES for signing with Leighton Agency!

Congrats to MICHELLE Y. ALLEN for winning best use of prop, and audience choice at the IFP/PHX 48-Hour film challenge.

Congrats to GABBY REAVEY for signing with Dani's Agency!

WILL HIGHTOWER has joined the board of Stray Cat Theatre.

SABRINA KIEPKE signed with a manager in LA.

JESSIE FINCH won best actress and best amateur film for her short "Fashion Feline" at the Superman Celebration Festival.

Cine Learning's (DIANE SENFFNER) CSI Misperceptions video was chosen as one of the top three training videos at the TTV Awards in Chicago.

ROLANDO ZEE's screenplay "Simmering," is a finalist in the TeaDance Film Festival.

SAYLOR BILLINGS signed with Deborah Maddox Talent Agency.

MADISON STEVENS is in France doing an internship for Cannes Film Festival.

COLLEEN ACKERMAN, SABRINA DWORKIN, CHLOE GIBBONS and CAMERON BEICKEL all graduated from high school!

ROLANDO ZEE's new screenplay SIMMERING is an Official Selection for the Beverly Hills Film Festival.

"Deflated" (JUDITH EISENBERG, ASHLEY FAULKNER, SUSAN K. BRIGHAM) is showing at the Arivaca film Festival in southern Arizona March 4 and 5th. www.arivacafilmfestival.com

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEELING placed in the Top 10 at NAM pageant. She also won in Casualwear, Spokesmodel, and Volunteer Service and was given National Acheivement and Spirit of America Awards.


2015

FILM

BRADY WEBER is in "The Index," now shooting.

"Dear M" starring JUIDTH EISENBERG and KELLY NICOLE is an official selection at High Falls Film Festival.

KELLY NICOLE is in "Awkward Family Moments."

"Deflated" (JUDITH EISENBERG, ASHLEY FAULKNER, SUSAN BRIGHAM) is playing at the APA's Ladies Film Night Out November 19 at Film Bar.

DECLAN KINNANE, MITCH ETTER, NIKKI SOTO and JAKE OLSON star in "So Help Us God," a feature film. The trailer is on YouTube. It has a screening on 10/7 at 7 pm at Mesa Gateway Theatre.

AMANDA JOLEEN MENCHACA was cast in "Virgin Mary."

SAYLOR BILLINGS and NANCY FRANZ were cast in a web commercial for SR22 Insurance.

BRADY WEBER played the lead in the short film "Flash."

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI was cast in "Losing It."

APRIL WALTERSCHEID was an extra and a PA on "Souless."

FRED GERLE was in a CineLearning video that DIANE SENFFNER produced.

AMANDA JOLEEN MENCHACA was cast in "Virgin Mary."

KELLY NICOLE plays a lead role in "Souless," a web series.

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEELING also played a role in "Souless."

KAREN LEWSADER has been busy since moving to LA with credits in "With a Blank Sheet," "Daring Faith," "Explain Things to Me," and "Western Noir."

GENE GANSSLE is directing "Postmarked," a feature.

JERMAIN BYERS was cast in "Postmarked."

ROLANDO ZEE is in "Kafka," an USC thesis film and "Fear," a short film.

DIANE SENFFNER appeared in a movie that had its AZ premiere, Kellen Garner's TangerineLand.

JERMAIN BYERS got the role of Willem in "Leviathan."

"Ouroboros" starring AMANDA MELBY and NANCY MERCURIO is an official selection of the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival as well as the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival and the Multiverse Film Festival in NYC. It plays Saturday, March 28 at 11:15 am and Sunday, March 30 at 4:45 pm in the Arizona Shorts program. It was BEST ARIZONA SHORT at the Phoenix Film Festival.

"The Tent" with JESSIE FINCH, JACK WALTON, AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER played in the same program at the Phoenix Film Festival.

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI is in a music video for the Diamond Underground.

 

STAGE

SCOTT HYDER was cast in "Deathtrap."

AMANDA MELBY and STEVE FAJARDO are in "The Weir" at Theatre Artists Studio.

KATIE ELMS was cast in "Cupidity" at AIM.

AMANDA MELBY is in "Almost, Maine" at Theater Works; it runs October 30-November 15.

COLTER RAY is in "Of Mice and Men" at Desert Stages.

DANNY GONSOWSKI performed in "Kill Will" at SCC in October.

STEVE FAJARDO was cast in "Outgoing Tide" at Theatre Artists Studio.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID is doing Stand Up at Queen's Pizzeria in Mesa every Saturday at 9 pm and on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm at Stand Up Scottsdale.

SHELLY BOUCHER is in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" with Almost Famous Theatre Company.

CHANCE KELLER is playing "Wilbur" in "Charlotte's Web" at his school.

COLTER RAY was cast in "Of Mice and Men" at Desert Stages.

AARON SEEVER and ASHLEY FAULKNER were both cast in "Crimes of the Heart" at Theatre Artists Studio; it opens this Friday.

AUSTIN RAE was in "Les Miserables School Edition" at Theatrikos in Flagstaff.

NICOLE SCIORTINO plays Shere Khan in "Jungle Book" at Desert Foothills Theatre.

SHELLY BOUCHER is in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" with Almost Famous Theatre Company.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID is performing with the Cosmonauts Sketch comedy show August 7 & 8.

FRED GERLE is Captain Brackett in "South Pacific" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.

AARON SEEVER and ASHLEY FAULKNER were both cast in "Crimes of the Heart" at Theatre Artists Studio.

JESSIE FINCH plays Jane in "Mary Poppins" at Phoenix First Assembly; it runs July 16-19.

DIANE SEFFNER plays Mother in "Barefoot in the Park with Zao Theatre.

BOB PETERS plays 2 roles in "Poseidon's Regret" at Brelby Theatre August 13-16.

LEE QUARRIE was cast in "Campfire" at Zombie Joe's Underground in North Hollywood.

KELLY NICOLE is in "Boeing Boeing" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre.

TAYLOR BRAUER was cast as Wendla in "Spring Awakening" at Marymount Manhattan.

Verve Students and Coaches are a big part of Theatre Artists' Studio's Summer Shorts program that opens June 11: AARON SEEVER (actor/writer: "Latrodectus" and actor "Power Play"); AMANDA MELBY (director "Latrodectus"); LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI (actor: "Latrodectus" and "Power Play"); STEVE FAJARDO (director: "Some of My Friends," actor: Power Play," and actor: "Flora and Fauna"); ASHLEY FAULKNER (actor: "Some of my Friends" and actor: "Storytellers"); BARBARA ACKER (director: The Storm); and ALEXANDRA ERARIO (actor: "Power Play" and actor: "Storytellers").

DIANE SEFFNER finished up the role of Marie Lombardi in the show "Lombardi" at Desert Stages and is now slated to play Mother in "Barefoot in the Park with Zao Theatre. She dialect coached "Witness to the Prosecution" at Desert Stages.

SABRINA KIEPKE plays Jay Bird in Spotlight Youth Theatre's "Honk Jr".

AARON SEEVER co-wrote a 10-minute play "Latrodectus" that was selected for Theatre Artists Studio's Summer Shorts program.

KATELYN ELMS is in "Night at the Oscars" on April 25 and singing "When you Wish Upon a Star" and "Evergreen."

ROBERT PETERS was cast in "Witness for the Prosecution" at Desert Stages Theatre; it opened March 27.

DECLAN KINNANE was cast as the Master of Ceremonies in Horizon High School's production of "Guys and Dolls."

TATUM DIAL plays the role of Mrs. Lambchop in "The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley" at VYT April 10-26.

NICOLETTE SCIORTINO was cast in "Wizard of Oz" at Desert Foothills Theatre.

JESSIE FINCH was cast as Jane in "Mary Poppins" at Phoenix First Assembly; it runs in July.

LOGAN DeSAYE plays Turk Sacramento in "Turk Sacramento" at Tesseract.

AUSTIN RAE plays the Dogcatcher in Annie Jr at his school.

ASHLEY FAULKNER, STEVEN FAJARDO and ALEXANDRA ERRARIO are in "The Heiress" at Theatre Artsists Studio.

TANU MALHI plays Wendy in "Peter Pan" at Scottsdale Prep March 21-23.

LACEY DUFFIN is in a play at Brelby Theatre.

MALLORY ADAMS was cast as the Greek Chorus in "How I Learned to Drive" at Class 6 Theatre.

AARON SEEVER was cast in the lead role of Don in "Rapture, Blister, Burn" at Theatre Artists Studio.

MARIELLA DeANGELIS plays Mimi in "Rent" at Spotlight Youth Theatre Jan 16-Feb 1.

SAM BROWN was cast in Thirteen at TheatreWorks.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID is in the Cosmonauts Comedy show Jan 15-16.

 

COMMERCIAL  

KATIE ELMS is in a industrial video for Pragmatic.

OLIVIA LA PORTE booked a Peter Piper Pizza Commercial!

SHELLY BOUCHER booked a role in a ChiChi's web ad series.

DECLAN KINNANE's industrial film for Rocket Fuel is now playing online.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID is featured in a Julia Klee music video.

DECLAN KINNANE booked an industrial film!

AMANDA KUKKOLA is in a Cactus Jack's commercial.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF booked a PetSmart commercial.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ worked as a stand in for the NFL Honors show when the Super Bowl was in town.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF's national Visa commercial, with Larry Fitzgerald, is now running!

 

MUSIC VIDEOS

JESSIE FINCH wrote the song "Awesome Song" and the music video is now on YouTube.

 

TV

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEALING was interviewed for ABC15 about her Pajama Drive.

JESSIE FINCH is starring in a promo for "Hotel Transylvania 2" on Nickelodeon playing a werewolf!

NICOLETTE SCIORTINO was cast in "Cellblock Sisterhood," the Discovery ID series that just shot here.

 

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APRIL WALTERSCHEID booked print gigs with PetSmart, Smashbox Studios and Intel.

SOPHIE SABATINI is on the cover of PB Teen!

 

CONGRATS

The Broadway Theatre Award Phoenix nominations have been announced and there is a lot of Verve representation! Congrats to these Verve students and coaches and please consider voting for them! MARCELLA DeANGLIS (Rent - Spotlight): Best Actress in a Musical - Youth Production; ROSS NEMETH (Beauty & The Beast - Orpheum): Best Supporting Actor - Professional; MALLORY ADAMS (How I Learned to Drive - Class 6), LEE QUARRIE (Mr. Burns - Space 55), DIANE SENFFNER (Barefoot in the Park - Zao) and LYDIA McCLOSKEY (Little Women-Brelby): Best Supporting Actress- Non Professional; MARCELLA GRASSA (Rocky Horror - Firehouse) and LEE QUARRIE (Bloody Mary Christmas - Space 55): Best Actress in a Musical - Non Professional; DIANE SENFFNER: Best Actress in a Play (Lombardi - Desert Stages); and SCOTT HYDER: Best Actor (Follies - TheaterWorks).

NIYAM and ANAIYA PATEL signed with Leighton Agency.

SHEETAL CHHAYA signed with Leighton Agency.

APRIL WALTERSCHEID signed with Dani's Agency.

"Dear M" (KELLY NICOLE and JUDITH EISENBERG) won Best of Fest at the High Falls Film Festival.

CHANCE KELLER signed with Leighton Agency.

DANNY GONSOWSKI signed with Dani's Agency.

ZOEPHIA DECKER - KNEALING was featured in the Scottsdale Independent for winning the 2015 National American Miss Arizona title.

SHEETAL CHHAYA signed with Leighton Agency.

SAM ZIMMERMAN signed with Dani's Agency.

TOMMY ADAM signed with Dani's Agency.

NICOLETTE SCIORTINO was nominated for a National Youth Arts award for her role as Cher in "Dracula Rock Show."

"Ouroboros" (AMANDA MELBY, NANCY MERCURIO) is nominated for Best Short at the 2015 Galactic Film Festival screening this Sunday in Hollywood.

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI was accepted into membership at Theatre Artists Studio.

DECLAN KINNANE was chosen as one of the Captains of the Horizon Improv Team.

"Deflated" (SUSAN K. BRIGHAM, JUDITH EISENBERG, ASHLEY FAULKNER) was picked up by ShortsTV and IndieFlix.

MALLORY ADAMS leaves this month to study in Ireland!

ANGEE LEWANDOWSKI, KATIE ELMS and SOFIA TORO signed with Leighton Agency!

MADISON DUPART and LACEY DUFFIN signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency.

DIANE SENFFNER won a Prizm Award for Best Supporting Actress in "Night Watch" as Helga at Fountain Hills Theatre.

"Deflated," a short film (JUDITH EISENBERG, SUSAN K. BRIGHAM and ASHLEY FAULKNER) won "Best of the Fest" at Film Wars.

MALLORY ADAMS will be attending LIR in Ireland in the fall! She is fundraising to help offset tuition on GoFund Me.

COLLEEN ACKERMANhas started her own princess parety/event company: Into A Story Book.

JAKE OLSON graduated from New School for the Arts and Academics.

MALLORY ADAMS was accepted in the Bachelor in Acting (Hons) course at the LIR in Ireland!

MARIELLA DEANGELIS was accepted Musical Theatre program at the University of Arizona and Marymount Manhattan College in NYC; she will attend Marymount Manhattan.

KELLY NICOLE and TANU MALHI were offered contracts with Ford/Robert Black.

ASHLEY RENEE has been accepted to AMDA.

JAYME DAVIS 's short film "Lointain" was accepted into the Short Film Meterage at the Cannes Film Festival 2015.

"Ouroboros" (starring AMANDA MELBY and NANCY MERCURIO) won BEST ARIZONA SHORT at the 2015 Phoenix Film Festival.

BELLA KELTON signed with the Leighton Agency!

ZOEPHIA DECKER-KNEELING represented Arizona in the National American Miss Nationals at Disneyland in November and placed 3rd runner up overall. She also won Most Spirited and a Spirit Stick for the attitude she displayed over the course of the competition as well as Best Resume. In the optional competitions, she earned 1st in Casualwear, 2nd in Most Promising Model, 2nd in Spokesmodel, 3rd in Actress.

 


2014

JERMAIN BYERS has the lead role in the short film "Boiling Point." JERMAIN also plays Curtis in "The Voss Code."

SUSAN K. BRIGHAM has launched Susan K Brigham Films on Facebook.

NIKKI SOTO, DECLAN KINNANE, SHELLY BOUCHER and JAKE OLSON were all cast in the feature film "Grandpa's Urn."

"Kerry and Angie," (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG, producer/actor) will screen at Film Bar on November 12 at 6:30 pm as part of APA's Ladies Film Night Out.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is busy! She played Nurse Rose in "Sani's Secret," a casting director in web series "Grown Women and was cast as Susan in "The Open Table," Deborah Bell in "The New Trial." She also worked as a producer on "Have a Nice Flight."

AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER wrapped "Temporary Couple;" Aaron wrote it.

"Deflated" will be screening at the Action on Film Festival. JUDITH EISENBERG was writer/star, SUSAN K. BRIGHAM directed it. Cast and crew also included JUDI PETERS, FRANK MACAUDA, LISA FEENEY, ASHLEY FAULKNER, ALEX RUBIN.

BRADY WEBER plays an EMT in the short "My Name is Nobody."

SHELLY BOUCHER was cast in "Blue Copper."

ROLANDO ZEE's film "Finally Married" is completed; he was writer and star.

NIKKI SOTO, DECLAN KINNANE and MORGAN DUPART had their films from Arcadia High School premiere at Harkins.

LACEY DUFFIN stars in "Horned Toads," a short film.

NOAH LANOUETTE, STEVEN FAJARDO and SHELLEY BOUCHER are in "This is Gonna Be Awesome," a feature now shooting.

AMANDA MELBY plays "Erica" in "Locker 13," whichis now available on DVD.

JOHN PIATTONI is in the ASU film "Talk... Or Lack Of..."

JOHN PIATTONI was also in "Beyond The Window," an ASU film that screened on April 29 at Harkins Valley Art.

MICHELLE ALLEN played the Dispatcher in "Poison Sky," a feature.

AMANDA MELBY plays "Erica" in "Locker 13," which played at Harkins 101 and Harkins Superstition Springs.

LAWANNAH CURRY has been cast in "El Toro."

LAWANNAH CURRY is in "A Box of Life."

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF has been cast as Beth in "Griddle House," a SAG feature.

DECLAN KINNANE, MORGAN DUPART and NIKKI SOTO were all cast in the Arcadia High School films!

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN was cast as the Mom in "El Toro."

AARON SEEVER's (Director/Actor) film "Penelope Fortesque: Romance Novelist" is an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival and plays Saturday, April 5 as a part of the Arizona Shorts program.

ROLANDO ZEE stars in "Finally Married," a short film.

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY & JUDITH EISENBERG) is playing on ShortsHD on DirectTV. Check your local listings.

NOAH LANOUETTE (lead), STEVE FAJARDO and ALEX BALDWIN were cast in "Gonna Be Awesome," a feature shooting in the summer of 2014.

CHRIS REDISH (director) wrapped principal photography for his feature film "Eleven Eleven." JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and MALLORY ADAMS are in the cast. JUDITH EISENBERG also worked on the film.

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY director JUDITH EISENBERG producer/star) is playing on ShortsHD on DirectTV. Check your local listings.

NOAH LANOUETTE (lead), STEVE FAJARDO and ALEX BALDWIN were cast in "Gonna Be Awesome," a feature shooting in the summer of 2014.

STAGE

STEVEN FAJARDO is in "On Golden Pond" at Theatre Artists Studio.

MALLORY ADAMS was cast as the Greek Chorus in "How I Learned to Drive" at Class 6 Theatre.

LEE QUARRIE will appear again at Space 55 in "Bloody Mary Christmas."

AARON SEEVER was cast in the lead role of Don in "Rapture, Blister, Burn" at Theatre Artists Studio.

MARIELLA DeANGELIS was cast as Mimi in "Rent" at Spotlight Youth Theatre Jan 16-Feb 1. SAM BROWN plays Tigger in Valley Youth Theatre's Winnie the Pooh Christmas. SAM BROWN was also cast in Thirteen at TheatreWorks. ROBERT PETERS played Martin in "The Goat, or Who is Sylvia" at Space 55 on Nov 22.

SHELLY BOUCHER and JOSH CLIFFORD are in "Young Frankenstein" at Almost Famous Theater Company through Nov 2.

NICOLETTE SCIORTINO played Cher in the Dracula Rock Show at Desert Foothills Theater.

STEVEN FAJARDO is in "On Golden Pond" at Theatre Artists Studio.

MALLORY ADAMS was cast as the Greek Chorus in "How I Learned to Drive" at Class 6 Theatre.

LEE QUARRIE will appear again at Space 55 in "Bloody Mary Christmas."

LEE QUARRIE was cast as Susannah and ROBERT PETERS as Sam in "Mr Burns: A post electric play" at Space 55.

ROSS NEMETH was cast as Chip in the National Touring production of "Beauty and the Beast." It plays in Phoenix at the Orpheum in November.

NOAH LANOUETTE (Pugsly Addams) and JACK WALTON (Lucas Beineke) are in "Addams Family Musical" at Ahwatukee Children's Theatre Oct 24-26.

BRENNA KAYCE plays Bernice Roth in The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at her school.

RICH WALES is in "American Dreamer" at New Carpa; he plays six characters.

COLTER PADEN plays Rev Shaw Moore in "Footloose" at Desert Stages.

DARBY JOHNSON plays Velma Kelly in "Chicago" at Shadow Mountain.

TANU MALHI is Elsa in "The Sound of Music" at Scottsdale Prep.

SARA WATSON is in "Olivia" at Ahwatukee Children's Theatre.

AUSTIN RAE will sing at Black Barts Restaurant in Flagstaff.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast as Cynthia in "Baby with the Bathwater" at Theatre Artists Studio; BARBARA ACKER directs. It opens September 5.

SHELLY BOUCHER and JOSH CLIFFORD are in Young Frankenstein at Almost Famous Theater Company; it runs Oct 24-Nov 2.

MICHELLE Y ALLEN is in Love Sex and No Man's Land at Space 55.

LEE QUARRIE was cast in "Mr Burns: A post electric play" as Susannah at Space 55. ROBERT PETERS was cast in the same play as Sam.

DECLAN KINNANE was selected to be in Horizon High School's 56th Street Comedy Club.

LAWANNAH CURRY is in the table read of the new play The Fire in Minerva on 9/6.

ROSS NEMETH was cast as Chip in the National Touring production of "Beauty and the Beast." It plays in Phoenix at the Orpheum in November.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast as Sandra in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at Theatre Works.

ASHLEY FAULKNER plays Annelle in "Steel Magnolias" at Stagebrush Theatre June 6-15.

ROSS NEMETH plays Iago in "Aladdin, Jr" at Desert Stages through June 21.

STEVEN FAJARDO is in Michael Fleck's "One Night Only" at Theatre Artists Studio.

COLTER RAY has also been cast in the roles of Dufarge and Barrows in "The Little Princess: Sarah Crewe" at Fountain Hills Youth Theater June 6-22.

CAROL GIBSON plays Mickey the cop in "The Odd Couple Female version" at Almost Famous Theater Company May 24-June 1.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast as Annelle in "Steel Magnolias" at Stagebrush Theatre.

ROBERT PETERS plays Sir Nathaniel in Loves Labors Lost at Brelby Theatre.

MALLORY ADAMS is understudying in "Julius Caesar" at Class 6 Theatre.

COLTER RAY plays Sampson in "Romeo and Juliet" at Greasepaint Youtheatre (April 11-May 4).

HOLLY CHAVET plays Cinderella at the Acting Zone through April 12.

SAM BROWN plays "James" in "High School Musical" at TheaterWorks.

KELLY NICOLE plays Gertie in Hale Theatre's "Oklahoma".

ROBERT PETERS plays Sir Nathaniel in Loves Labors Lost at Brelby Theatre.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN plays Delores in "Clock" March 7-16 at the Helen K. Mason PAC.

JAKE OLSON plays Dewey Bottoms in "Love and Murder" at Orange Tree Golf Resort 2/14-2/28.

DIANE SENFFNER is in "Don't Dress for Dinner" at Desert Foothills.

MALLORY ADAMS is understudying in "Julius Caesar" at Class 6 Theatre.

COLTER RAY plays Little John in "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood." He was also cast in "Romeo and Juliet" at Greasepaint!

STEVEN FAJARDO is performing in "Luck, Love, & A Little Blarney" at Theatre Artists Studio Monday, March 17 at 6:30 pm.

BRENNA KAYCE was cast in "Mean Jean the Recess Queen" in the title role!

AARON SEEVER (Gordon), SHELLY BOUCHER (Susannah), LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI and ALEX RUBEN were cast in the Almost Famous Theatre Company's production of "Laughing Stock" it runs February 21-23.

KELLY NICOLE plays Gertie in Hale Theatre's "Oklahoma."

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN plays Charlotte in "The Kill" at Brelby Theatre; it plays Jan 9-11.

ROBERT PETERS is in "Collapse," also at Brelby playing the same weekend.

LAWANNAH CURRY is in "Har Lem-Ren" at Herberger Lunchtime Theater Feb 18-27.

SAM BROWN plays "James" in "High School Musical" at TheaterWorks. 

 

COMMERCIAL  

ALEXANDRA ERRARIO booked a commercial for a travel company.

MALLORY ADAMS plays a WIC counselor in an industrial for ADHS.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ booked an American Express Rewards spot and a spot for Meritage Homes.

AUSTIN RAE was cast in spot for the Flagstaff Festival of Science.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ's APS spot can now been seen on TV.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ booked an APS commercial!

 

TV 

"Love the Way You Lie" is now airing on Investigation Discovery channel. SHELLY BOUCHER, GENE GANSSLE, and ROBERT PETERS had roles. LAURA DURANT and LEE QUARRIE cast it.

SOPHIE SABATINI has booked a Co-Star Role on the new ABC series "Fresh off the Boat."

"Love the Way You Lie" starts airing on November 12 on Investigation Discovery channel. SHELLY BOUCHER, GENE GANSSLE, and ROBERT PETERS had roles in it. LAURA DURANT and LEE QUARRIE cast it.

AMANDA MELBY's episodes of Candid Camera all aired and are also playing on TVLand's website. Look for her doing selfies (Ep. 103), giving Bit Coins (Ep 105), selling apples (Ep 102) and showing a reverse tan machine (Ep 108).

SOPHIE SABATINI was on "Henry Danger" on Nickelodeon.

AMANDA MELBY's episodes of Candid Camera are airing on TV Land. Look for her doing selfies (Ep. 103), giving Bit Coins (Ep 105), selling apples (Ep 102) showing a reverse tan machine (ep TBD). The episodes are also playing on TVLand's website.

AMANDA MELBY worked on "Candid Camera" which returns to TV Land in August.

GENE GANSSLE and ROBERT PETERS were cast in episodes for Discovery Channel.

SHELLY BOUCHER and PAT TINNEY were cast in "Love the Way You Lie" for Discovery Channel. LAURA DURANT and LEE QUARRIE worked on the casting.

LAURA MUNOZ BOTTINI is in "Reincarnated: Past Lives" on Lifetime Movie Network. It airs on a Saturday night.

SOPHIE SABATINI booked a feature role on a Nickelodeon Pilot! 

 

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NAOMI McMILLAN did a voice over for a Doctors Stat App and one for Amcon Foam.

AUSTIN RAE is on the cover of the Flagstaff Festival of Science Program.

 

CONGRATS

"Deflated" (SUE BRIGHAM, director, JUDITH EISENBERG, writer/actor), ASHLEY FAULKNER, actor) won "Best Comedy Short" at the Action on Film Festival in California recently. It screened at the Chicago International REEL film festival screening on October 10th and was nominated for "Best Actress," "Best Supporting Actress" and "Best Comedy" and won "Audience Choice Award." It screened at the Almost Famous International Short Film Festival and won "Arizona Best Short" award. It was also accepted to screen at the LA Comedy Film Fest Nov. 13-23..

MORGAN DUPART, SABRINA DWORKIN and OLIVIA CORMONY signed with Maddox Agency.

ZOEPHIA DECKER KNEELING placed 2nd runner up overall and won the talent and casual wear model competition in the National American Miss pageant and goes to Nationals in November.

"The M&M's Show Business Hour" hosted by MORGAN and MADISON DUPART will air on the radio station KFNX in September.

ASHLEY FAULKNER is nominated for an AriZoni award for her performance in "Steel Magnolias!" SCOTT HYDER was nominated for his performance in "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum." BARBARA ACKER was nominated for her performance in "Wedding Band." TYLER J GASPER was nominated for "Rent." "Deflated" won best Comedy Short at the Action on Film Film Festival.

Congrats to director SUSAN K. BRIGHAM, producer and actor and writer JUDITH EISENBERG and actors ASHLEY FAULKNER and ALEX RUBIN.

DECLAN KINNANE, SARA WATSON and NIKKI SOTO signed with Leighton Agency.

JAKE OLSON signed with Osbrink Agency and Industry Entertainment in LA!

JAYME DAVIS was accepted to FAMU-Prague, CZ to work on her MFA in Film Directing. JAYME also took home four awards at thel ASU Film Fest for her two submissions,

"Re-Writes " and "Lointain."JAYME's student short film, Post Pardon" will be screened at Cannes Film Fest.

ELYSHA NEMETH has decided to attend Webster University in St. Louis, MO in the fall!

Arcadia High School film "Pictures of You" won best casting and audience favorite at their festival. It featured NICOLE SOTO and DECLAN KINNANE.

CODY BALLENTINE signed with Littman Agency and Stein Management in LA.


2013

FILM

JASON LEWIS was cast in "Car Dogs," a SAG Feature.

SHELLY BOUCHER and DECLAN KINNANE were cast in "Dromedary", an ASU Capstone film.

JAYME DAVIS won Best Comedy in the 2013 ASU Campus Movie Fest for her film "Postpardon."

JUDY EISENBERG and KELLY NICOLE are starring, together, in "Dear M," an ASU Capstone Film.

MICHELLE ALLEN is in "Maura."

MICHELLE ALLEN was also cast in the Sci-Fi feature film " Secrets of the Superstition."

JOHN PIATTONI was cast in "Beyond the Window," an ASU Capstone film playing the role of Daniel.

ALEX BALDWIN played Patrick in "Agoraphobia" that placed in the Top 20 at a3f's fall challenge.

FRANK MACAUDA is in "Fork in the Socket," a webseries, premiering at Film Bar October 21.

"The Tent" previews for cast and crew in October. It stars JESSIE FINCH, JACK WALTON and SHELLY BOUCHER.

PAT TINNEY is in "The Choices We Make."

DECLAN KINNANE was cast in "The Ladykillers," an ASU Thesis short film.

NOAH LANOUETTE was also cast in "Ladykillers, Inc." and "The Undesirables," a feature.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN plays Tammy Bloom Boyer in "The Undesireables."

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN was played the part of Cathy in "Mara."

SHELLY BOUCHER is in Paranormal Ghost UFO Monster Hunters Adventures...EXTREME."

SHELLY BOUCHER was cast as Claire in the short "Princess of Ahwatukee."

LAWANNAH CURRY plays the grandmother in "Princess of Ahwautukee."

AARON SEEVER is producing and starring in the web series pilot "Penelope."

JESSIE FINCH, JACK WALTON, SHELLY BOUCHER, and AARON SEEVER are in "The Tent," now fundraising on Indie GoGo.

ROBERT PETERS played a Bailiff in the web series "Trial 20/20."

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG, producer/star) is headed to England to play at the Thurrock International Film Festival in September. It is also nominated for Best International Film Award!

"Locker 13" is fundraising for finishing funds for their feature film. AMANDA MELBY has a small role in it.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN finished shooting her role of Diane in "E.P - Extended Play," and was cast in the film "The Undesirables."

KAREN LEWSADER and DANA BOHANSKE have roles in "Celestial Hunt," which premiers August 18.

JAYME DAVIS' film, "Spare Real Gun" won Best Picture and Audience Choice Award at ASU Film Festival 2013.

LAWANNAH CURRY was in "Tears of a Clown" which screened June 9 and also at the Jerome Film Festival.

SUSAN K. BRIGHAM's feature film "Greasewood Flat" will be distributed as "Arizona Flats."

"Kerry and Angie" (director AMANDA MELBY, producer/star JUDITH EISENBERG) will play at the Jerome Indie Film and Music Festival on June 14.

Verve Studios is THRILLED to announce the "Path to the Presidency," "The Science of Friendship," AND "Got Talent" are Official Selections of the 18th annual International Family Film Festival at the Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA!!! Those three films came out of the 2012 Youth Film Acting camps! They play on May 4, 2013.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN booked two web series': "Now We Know" (Danielle) and "E.P" (Diane).

NOAH LANOUETTE was cast in an ASU Capstone film called "Smoke." He was also cast as Nick in "Technically Grounded."

JESSIE FINCH was cast in a film "God's Timing."

"The Last Dance" (JESSIE FINCH, HOLLY BENSCOTER) will play at the Cannes Short Film Corner.

JAYME DAVIS's short film "Spare Real Gun" played at the ASU Film Festival on April 22-23; it was also nominated for Best Actor.

KELLY NICOLE was cast in a SAG-AFTRA web series.

LUCKY LOR was in "Jesse's Nerds," that just played at the ASU Film Festival.

ITZY MARTINEZ had a role in "Casting Kids," now playing on YouTube.

SHELLY BOUCHER's 2 ASU Capstone Films she appeared in screen at the ASU Film Festival this weekend.

RICH WALES was in "James the Janitor" that was selected for the SCC Film Festival.

"Kerry and Angie" will play at the FilmBar in Phoenix on May 4 at 10 pm.

DANA BOHANSKE shot "Araby" for Running Wild Films.

SOPHIE SABATINI booked a lead role in a SAG low-budget feature; it shoots in April in LA.

LAWANNAH CURRY shot " A Lovely Afternoon," a short.

KAREN LEWSADER has a supporting role in the feature film "Conviction."

SHELLY BOUCHER is in 2 ASU Capstone films: "Wonderland," and "Brain Matters."

EMMIE RAY was cast in a film for the Arcadia High School Film Festival.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN has been cast in "Poison Sky," a feature.

JUDITH EISENBERG was in an ASU film "Untied."

"Kerry and Angie" will play at the FilmBar in Phoenix on May 6 at 10 pm.

SHELLY BOUCHER is in "Boutique.

NOAH LANOUETTE was in a short film "Sisters" with MICHELLE Y. ALLEN as his Mom. He is also in "The War" a web series.

AMANDA MELBY and NANCY MERCURIO are in "Ouroboros."

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG producer/actor, plus 10+ Verve students in roles) plays at the Bloody Hero International Film Festival February 9 (5:15 pm) and February 10 (5 pm). The film was also selected to the Brooklyn Girl Film Festival, playing at the end of March.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN and SHELLY BOUCHER were in "The Reckoning." She also playred Mrs. Hill in "Elementary Big Brother."

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is in "Make-up.”

AMANDA MELBY shot a supporting role in "The Other Side," the last segment of the "Locker 13" anthology.

DANA BOHANSKE was in "Lucid Dreams" at the Fall 2012 ASU Capstone Film Premiere December 14, 2012.

 

STAGE

MADDIE WILMINK is in "The Music Man" at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company playing at PCDC Nov 14-17.

MADDIE WILMINK is also in VYT's "The Princess and the Pea" playing Oct 18-Nov 3.

BRENNA KAYCE is in "Radium Girls" at Desert Mountain High School.

COLTER RAY was cast in the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" at Ghostlight Theatre.

SAM BROWN was cast as the Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" at Mountain View School and the Medium Wolf in Theater Works' Youth Works' Production of "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol."

KELLY NICOLE was cast in Hale Theatre's "A Christmas Carol" as a Toppers Girl.

DECLAN KINNANE is in "Done to Death" at Horizon High School.

MARCELLA GRASSA and RICHARD WALES performed in "The Mighty Vandals" in Miami, AZ at the end of October.

LYDIA McCLOSKEY plays "Lily" in The Death of Dr. Pepper" presented by Northwest Christian School at AZ Broadway Theatre.

COLTER RAY plays Archibald Craven in East Valley Children's Theatre's Production of "The Secret Garden."

ROBERT PETERS was cast as Gary Gager in "The Exonerated" at iTheatre Collaborative; it opens in September.

RICHARD WALES and MARCELLA GRASSA were cast in "The Mighty Vandals" performing in October.

MADDIE WILMINK is in "The Music Man" at Scottsdale Musical Theatre Company playing at PCDC Nov 14-17.

MADDIE WILMINK is also in VYT's "The Princess and the Pea" playing Oct 18-Nov 3.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is in "Spirit" at Herberger Theatre Center Festival for the Arts on October 5 from 12:45-1:15 pm.

BRENNA KAYCE is in "Radium Girls" at Desert Mountain High School.

COLTER RAY was cast in the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow" at Ghostlight Theatre.

SAM BROWN was cast as the Lion in "The Wizard of Oz" at Mountain View School and the Medium Wolf in Theater Works' Youth Works' Production of "A Fairy Tale Christmas Carol."

SAM BROWN is in "BIG, The Musical" at Theater Works, opening September 6.

RICHARD WALES did a staged reading of "The Harvey Girls" at Theater Works.

SCOTT HYDER will be appearing as Pseudolus in Fountain Hills Theater's production of "A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum."

ROSS NEMETH plays Oliver in "Oliver" at Don Bluth Front Row Theatre Aug 15-Sep 28.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN was cast in a 10-minute play called "Here and After" by Larissa Brewington.

JESSIE FINCH was in High School Musical at Ahwatukee Children's Theater.

ASHLEY RENEE played the Mother in Butterfly's Day at Desert Stages.

JUDI PETERS was cast in "Joy" at Brelby's Black Box; it plays through May 5.

AMANDA MELBY did a reading of a new play, "Tortilla Curtain" at Arizona Theatre Company.

NATHALIE CADIEUX is in "Chicks with Dicks" at Stray Cat Theatre though May 11.

CAROL GIBSON is in "Nunsense" with Almost Famous Theater Company May 10-18.

JESSICA EGAN is in "Rumors" at Rancho Solano; it plays May 8 & 9.

KELLY NICOLE is in Dinner Detective Murder Mystery, an ongoing gig.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is Stage Managing "What You Don't Know;"

LYNNETTE LA BROWN plays Deyjah in it.

STEVEN FAJARDO did a reading of a new play, "Cascading Effects" at Theatre Artists Studio in March.

DARBY JOHNSON, ERIC CHAVET and HOLLY CHAVET are in the CYST production of "Corny and Bright."

JUDI PETERS was cast in "Joy" at Brelby's Black Box; it plays April 26-May 5.

AARON SEEVER and SHELLY BOUCHER are in "Rumors" at Almost Famous Theater Company; it opens April 12.

JUDI PETERS was cast in Arizona Family Theatre's touring production of "Romeo and Juliet."

RICHARD WALES plays Thor Larsgood in "The Wrong Window" at Desert Foothills Theatre through March 3.

ELYSHA NEMETH (Ariel) and ROSS NEMETH (Flounder) are in Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. at Desert Stages Theatre through March 24.

JACK WALTON plays the Artful Dodger in "Oliver" at the Ahwatukee Children's Theatre; through March 9.

ERIC CHAVET (Billy) HOLLY CHAVET (Josephine "Jo" Douglas) are in "Corny & Bright" at CSYT. They are also in "Beauty and the Beast;" Holly plays Oriel and Eric plays Granville.

NATHALIE CADIEUX is in "Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune" at Nearly Naked Theatre through March 9.

JUDI PETERS was cast in Arizona Family Theatre's touring production of "Romeo and Juliet."

LAURA DURANT and NATHALIE CADIEUX are in Nearly Naked's production of "Equus."

RICHARD WALES plays Thor Larsgood in "The Wrong Window" at Desert Foothills theatre that opens Feb 15.

ELYSHA NEMETH (Ariel) and ROSS NEMETH (Flounder) are in Disney's Little Mermaid Jr. at Desert Stages Theatre.

KELLY NICOLE continues in "The Hit" at Hale Theatre through Feb 9. Kerry Lengel of the AZ Republic said of "The Hit", "...it's still entertaining, thanks in large part to the high-wattage charm of Kelly Nicole as rookie hit woman Samm McQueen..."

JACK WALTON was cast as the Artful Dodger in "Oliver" at the Ahwatukee Children's Theatre; it plays March 1-9.

DARBY JOHNSON and HOLLY CHAVET are in "In There Somewhere" at CSYT.    

 

COMMERCIAL  

DECLANE KINNANE will be in a Doritos Superbowl contest commercial.

CEILIDH JEANS booked a national commercial for Wendy's!!!!!

SEAN DILLINGHAM had three commercials recently: Miracle Mint (National), Fretlight (with Alice Cooper), and Toyota.

NATHALIE CADIEUX's Cable One commercial is airing and can be seen on YouTube.

TAYLOR BRAUER booked a job with Cox for the series, "The Stem Journals"!

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF's Hyatt commercial is now running! Look for her laughing!

AARON SEEVER's AAA commercial is running again.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF booked a principal role in a national commercial for HILTON.

SOPHIE SABATINI did a PSA for Pearson Education.

GENE GANSSLE produced a PSA that has Verve students JOHN HARTNETT, BROOKLYNN FETTER, LUCKY LOR, MALLORY ADAMS and JOSH CLIFFORD!

LAWANNAH CURRY appears as Ma in a long-form web commercial.

CEILIDH JEANS booked a National Burlington Coat Factory commercial; it is now running!

STEVEN FAJARDO was in a music video for "Pass the Bag with the Bottle" by Nick Nicholson.

ROLANDO ZEE's Comcast commercial can be seen on YouTube.

KELLY NICOLE is a featured extra in a local Honda commercial.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN booked a PSA for AZ Small Dog Animal Rescue.

STEVEN FAJARDO shot a Child Help USA PSA.

NATHALIE CADIEUX booked a Cable One commercial!

DALE MONTIETH did an industrial for NSBKeane Advertising Agency

JESSIE FINCH booked a VO job for AZ State Credit Union.

 

TV 

CODY BALLENTINE is on the first episode of "Modern Family" as a Quarterback on the football team.

DREW KENNEY is one of the 25 guys on "The Bachelorette," now airing on Mondays on ABC.

 

PRINT/OTHER 

ASHLEY FAULKNER booked a print job for PetSmart.

STEVEN FAJARDO did a shoot for the Veteran's Crisis Line.

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ is in the ads for the Arizona Opera's Don Pasquale.

LAWANNAH CURRY modeled on Channel 15 for "About F.A.C.E. Mobile Boutique."

DALE MONTIETH did a print job form Springcom.com.

GABRIELLE LEE is on the Girl Scouts Cookie campaign print ads!

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ is in the ads for the Arizona Opera's Don Giovanni.

BROOKLYN RAY did a Pout in Pink clothing line photo shoot.

SOPHIE SABATINI is in a music video from "Hospital Call" by Avery.

 

CONGRATS

"Kerry and Angie," (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG producer/star, plus lots of Verve students in roles!) won "Audience Favorite" at the Thurrock International Film Festival in England last weekend. It was also nominated for Best International Film.

AMANDA MELBY is a Faculty Associate teaching Acting for Film and TV at ASU this fall.

AMBER MAY signed with Deborah Maddox agency.

MALLORY ADAMS just returned from a summer intensive acting program at GuildHall in London.

The AriZoni Award Nominations are out. Awards given out September 16. Youth Nominations: Congrats to KELLY NICOLE for her 2 nominations (Supporting role in Charlotte's Web and Major Role The Hit). EJ DOHRING for a supporting role in a musical for the "25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Adults: SCOTT HYDER for Major role for BoeingBoeing. GENE GANSSLE for Supporting Role in Fox on the Fairway. KATHERINE STEWART for costume design and Hair and Makeup Design for Alice in Wonderland.

And, the National Youth Theatre Awards and Nominations were also recently announced. Congrats to nominees: EMMA SMITH for lead actress in a musical Aladdin, Jr at Desert Foothills. KELLY NICOLE Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as the Gingerbread Witch at East Valley Children's Theatre. ROSS NEMETH Supporting Actor - Jr. Division for Flounder in The Little Mermaid, Desert Stages.

Congrats to the award recipients: ELYSHA NEMETH Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical for Ariel at Desert Stages. RACHEL REDLEAF was Outstanding Supporting Actress for Ursula in The Little Mermaid at Desert Stages. Awards were presented on July 25.

Congrats to CEILIDH JEANS who is now SAG-AFTRA eligible!

NAOMI McMILLAN signed with AMAM!

JASON LEWIS signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency!

JESSICA BRYN will be doing an internship this summer in LA at the Brave New Foundation, a documentary production company.

TAYLOR BRAUER graduated from Saguaro High School and will be heading to MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE in NY for Theatre in the fall!

ANNA MARIE CASTANEDA was accepted into AMDA!

KAREN LEWSADER earned her Motorcycle endorsement. She also launched her new website, karenlewsader.com.

SOPHIE SABATINI signed with a manager in LA!

JUDITH EISENBERG won BEST ACTRESS at the Bloody Hero Int'l Film Fest for her work in "Kerry and Angie."

CODY BALLENTINE signed commercially with a great agent in LA.

LAWANNAH CURRY, 2013 Mrs. Elite - Triumph Over Tragedy USA Pageant Inaugural Queen crowns the new Mrs. Elite in July, 2013.

JAYME DAVIS directed a short and it has been selected for the Campus MovieFest program at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival!

SOPHIE SABATINI and NOAH LANOUETTE were in a Doritos ad that won the Nacho Average Ad Award!

JOHN NEWELL signed with Arizona Model and Actor Management!


2012

FILM

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN was cast as the Mother in "The Sisters," a short film to shoot in January.

FRANK MACAUDA is busy this month shooting two ASU short films: "Lethal Beauty," and "Keeping Owen," and two shorts "The Crate" and "Deflated."

Speaking of "Deflated," is shoots this month. JUDITH EISENBERG wrote it and stars in it, SUSAN K. BRIGHAM directs it, LISA FEENEY, MITCH MORRISON, JUDI PETERS, KAREN LEWSADER are on the crew.

RICH WALES shot the title role in a short film "James the Janitor."

ALEX IZZO was in a short film, "Snow Globe."

HOLLY BENSCOTER ("Bang Bang") and JESSIE FINCH (Narrator) are in the 10-part web series "The War,"now funding on Indie-Go-Go.

KAREN LEWSADER is Katie in "Celestial Hunt," Susan in "New World Order, 2nd AD and playing Kate Ashley in "Women in Love."

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN acted in an episode of the web series "Mega Bitch."

LAWANNAH CURRY is in "Tears of a Clown" shooting in September.

HOLLY BENSCOTER and JESSIE FINCH had a screening of "The Last Dance" August 11.

JESSIE FINCH is in "Little P.I.'s" and they have a new promo video up.

"The War," a mini series has cast JESSIE FINCH, NOAH LANOUETTE, SOPHIE SABATINI and BROOKLYNN FETTER.

JESSIE FINCH has also been cast in the feature film "The GodChildren" as Mrs. Big Shot; it shoots in September.

KAREN LEWSADER was in the feature film "The Imposter" which premiered at Harkins Camelview in August.

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG, producer/star, + 15 + Verve actors) will play in New York September 8, 2012.

NOAH LANOUETTE and XAVIER CHRISTIANwere cast as the younger/older version of the same character in the feature film "Doors," shooting in October. 

XAVIER CHRISTIAN is directing a feature in France and is raising funds through Kickstarter.  

ROLANDO ZEEhas a new production company Four Core Films, his short film, "I Will Find You" has been submitted to festivals and he has a new webseries called "LifeS Anonymous."  

CAROL GIBSON, STEVEN FAJARDOand BROOKLYNN FETTERhave been cast in "Misconception." 

MARCELLA GRASSAand JESSICA BRYNwere both cast (from the Scene Study Industry Showcase!) in Diane M. Dresback's IFP/PHX 48-Hour Film Challenge film.  It screens on August 10, 2012. 

SOPHIE SABATINIbooked the supporting frole of Robin in the new web series "Best Friends."

JUDITH EISENBERG, TIM HERMAN, CODY BALLENTINE, ASHLEY FAULKNER, SUSAN K. BRIGHAM, LORA BLUME and KAREN LEWSADER are in pre-production for "Deflated." 

SOPHIE SABATINI was cast as Kendall Eden in the short film "Running Free."

BROOKLYN FETTER was cast as "Jessica" and MARCELLA GRASSA was cast as a Photographer's Assistant in Jeff Santo's feature film "Dead in 5 Heartbeats."

JUDITH EISENBERG was cast in "Copper Wind," a feature film.

CAMILLE NIGHTHORSE is in "More Than Frybread" playing at the Harkins Valley Art May 4-10 at 2, 4, 6;15 and 8:20 pm. 

JUDI PETERS filmed a role in the short film "Job."

"Kerry and Angie" (JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG, producer/star, AMANDA MELBY director, and 15+ Verve actors in roles!) has been accepted into the Phoenix Film Festival March 29-April 5, 2012; it screens on Saturday, March 31 at 9:05 am only. 

AMY JEAN PAGE was in a Catbrain Film Factory film for the A3F challenge. 

JESSICA FINK and HOLLY BENSCOTER were cast in "The Last Dance," now fundraising on Kickstarter.  JESSICA also filmed "Over Their Heads," a short film. 

CHRIS REDISH's "Leviticus: God's Law" screened at the Sedona Film Festival on 2/21 and 2/24. 

STEVE FAJARDO was in the short "The Deciple." 

JUDI PETERS was cast in "Crazy Silent Spaces," a SCC student film. 

CODY BALLENTINE played the lead in a 30-mn short film "Life: Currently Under Construction."

JESSICA UNTERREINER played Lauren in the Collins College short film "Shadow."

SHAINA SANDOVAL played a lead role in the feature film "In Search of the American Dream" that premiered at iPic Theatre on January 26. 

ROLANDO ZEE wrapped production on his first short film "I Will Find You." 

STEVE FAJARDO played a supporting role in "The Detective's Lover" on Jan 3.

 

STAGE

STEVEN FAJARDO is in Theatre Artists Studio's "Twist of the Magi" through December 16.

KELLY NICOLE was cast as the lead Samm McCall in "The Hit" at Hale Theatre; it runs Dec 29-Feb 9.

JUDI PETERS was cast in Arizona Family Theatre's touring production of "Romeo and Juliet."

MADDIE WILMINK is in Winnie the Pooh Christmas at Valley Youth through Dec 23.

NATHALIE CADIEUX is cast as Girlo in "Reentry" at Class 6 Theatre opening November 7.

ASHLEY RENEE is in Greasepaint's "Sweeney Todd."

TAYLOR BRAUER was cast as Rapunzel in Desert Stage's "Into the Woods" that opens October 13.

MARCELLA GRASSA is performing with The (Sic) Sense at Soul Invictus.

Garth and Jan Williams are directing "I Hate Hamlet" with AARON SEEVER, MALLORY ADAMS, LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI, CAROL GIBSON and DALE MONTIETH in the cast. It plays October 26-27 at the Kerr Center.

HOLLY CHAVET was cast as Mr.s Mayor and DARBY JOHNSON plays Thing 1 in "Suessical" at CSYT" November 9-18.

PATTY NIEMAN and STEVEN FAJARDO are in "The Music Man" at Theatre Works opening October 5.

STEVEN FAJARDO was also cast in Theatre Artists Studio's "Twist of the Magi" opening in December.

DIANE SENFFNER is the Queen of Hearts in Desert Rose's "Alice in Wonderland" October 18-November 3.

LYNNETTE BROWN is in Black Theatre Troupe's "Two Trains Running" October 12-21.

JACK WALTON plays Peter Pan in Ahwatukee Children's Theatre production of "Disney Dreamin" Sept 28-30.

NATHALIE CADIEUX is cast as Girlo in "Reentry" at Class 6 Theatre opening in November.

LAWANNAH CURRY is in "Sister Mary's House: at O-Live; Sept 14-16.

JESSIE FINCH performed with her Dad for over 800 people at the Intel Variety show.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN is starring in a 2-woman show "A Little Something About Family" at Space 55 September 7-8.

LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI was cast in a one-day fundrasier play called "Innocent Flesh" in LA. ASHLEY RENEE is in Greasepaint's "13."

TYLER GASPER is in "Spring Awakening."  

JESSICA FINK, NOAH LANOUETTE, JACK WALTON, NIKLAS TOLLEFSONand SOPHIE SABATINI just performed in "Cinderella" at Ahwatukee Children's Theatre.  

MADDIE WILMINK is in VYT's "The Wiz" June 8-24.

KELLY NICOLE plays the Gingerbread Witch in "Hansel & Gretel" at Mesa Arts Center, June 14th -June 24th.

TYLER GASPER is in "Spring Awakening."

JESSICA FINK was cast in "Cinderella" at Ahwatukee Children's Theatre.

AARON SEEVER appeared in 2 new plays for the Pandora Festival in May.

ERIC CHAVET plays Hare (Harry Hare, Jr.) and HOLLY CHAVETplays Topper Tortoise in "The Tortoise and the Hare."  

MITCH ETTERwas in "Picnic"  at Desert Foothills Theater. 

AMANDA MELBYwas cast in "Body Awareness" at Actors Theatre of Phoenix; it opens March 30.

DARBY JOHNSONplays Ladro and JIMMY CACIOLA plays Pinocchio in TheaterWorks' "Pinocchio" March 9-25. 

LAWANNAH CURRYis in Waymire Studio's "Teen Angel" through Mar 4.  

RICH WALES plays the Father in "Cheaper By The Dozen."  

NATHALIE CADIEUXis in "The Pillowman" at Desert Stages Theatre though Mar 4. 

TAYLOR BRAUERwas cast in "Cinderella" at Greasepaint; it runs March 23-April 1. 

CAROL GIBSON is in the Phx Fringe Festival March 2-4 at Space 55. 

MIKE REPIKis doing stand-up at Monkey Pants Bar in Tempe on March 1. 

ERIC CHAVETwas cast as the Hare (Harry Hare, Jr.) and HOLLY CHAVETwas cast as Topper Tortoise in "The Tortoise and the Hare." 

DIANE SENFFNERwas cast in "Lend Me a Tenor" at Fountain Hills Community Theatre.

STEVE FAJARDO and AMANDA MELBY open Theatre Artists Studio's "The Shadow Box" Jan 13; it runs through January 29.

MADDIE WILMINK is in the ensemble of "Charlotte's Web" Feb 3-19 at VYT; she was also cast in VYT's "The Wiz" which plays in June.

ERIC CHAVET was cast in an original musical, "Count the Moon" as Owen at CSYT; it runs Feb 17-March 3.

HOLLY CHAVET plays Rapunzel in "Snow White."

KELLY NICOLE was cast as Queen Zixi in EVCT's "Queen Zixi of Ix" Feb 9-19. She was also cast in the upcoming "The Desert Smells Like Rain."

MITCH ETTER was in a staged reading of "Babel Babble" at Theatre Artsists Studio in January; he's also in "Annie Get Your Gun" at Desert Stages through Feb 11.

MIKE REPIK is doing his stand-up Feb 2 at the Comedy Store in LA and Feb 8 at the Tempe Improv.

STEVE FAJARDO also did a staged reading in December of Gary Santorella's play "The Favorite" at Theatre Artists Studio. 

MADDIE WILMINK is in the ensemble of "Charlotte's Web" Feb 3-19 at VYT; she also sings at Carnegie Hall Jan 16 with the All Saints Choristers.  

ERIC CHAVET was cast in an original musical, "Count the Moon" as Owen at CSYT; it runs Feb 17-March 3. 

LAWANNAH CURRY is in Waymire Studio's "Teen Angel. 

JAIME DOSS was cast as the lead in "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Notre Dame Prep. 

GEORGE BUFFORD is in Joe Bousard's "Reminders" at the Herberger Lunchtime Theatre January 3-12.      

 

COMMERCIAL  

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ was in a Peter Piper Commercial.

JUDITH EISENBERG was in a spec V8 commercial.

SOPHIE SABATINI and NOAH LANOUETTE are in a spec Doritos commercial, "There Goes Brutus Again" and it is in the Top 40 for the Crash the Superbowl contest. You can vote on Facebook.

HOLLY BENSCOTER's Cox 7 commercials started airing.

LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI booked a Massage Envy commercial.

HOLLY BENSCOTER booked a commercial for Cox.  

LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINIhas a commercial running for George Brazil. 

BROOKLYN FETTER is in a commercial for Wet N Wild that is now airing. 

AMANDA MELBY's commercial for Courtyard by Marriott is now running nationally. It's been spotted on Food Network, Travel Channel and the Weather Channel so far. If you see it, e-mail her with the channel and time.

DAN TAYLOR and AARON SEEVER both have AAA spots running in Arizona.

TONY CALDWELLand JESSICA FINKbooked a spec commercial for Panasonic! 

AARON SEEVER had a principal role in a AAA commercial. 

DAN TAYLOR booked a AAA commercial.

HOLLY BENSCOTER booked her first commercial - for Safeguard!

CODY BALLENTINE booked a commercial for Nutralite (and filmed at Kurt Warner's house!)

AMANDA MELBY booked a principal role in a Courtyard by Marriott national commercial that shot at the end of December.

 

TV 

MALLORY ADAMS booked a WIC industrial for Baby Behaviors. 

GABRIELLE LEE and ECO MARTINSON both appeared in the new USA show "The Moment," that Kurt Warner hosts.

Many Verve students were selected to do a general casting search audition for Disney, including ARIELLE LEE, GABRIELLE LEE, NEO MARTINSON, TAYLOR BRAUER, HOLLY BENSCOTER, ISABELLE BLOOMBERG, ERIC CHAVET, HOLLY CHAVET, MADDIE WILMINK, KELLY NICOLE, JESSIE FINK. They saw over 250 kids over three days and called back 22, including GABRIELLE LEE and ERIC CHAVET.

The TV Pilot "Food-ball" that KELLY NICOLE shot last winter has posted their trailers on line at www.food-ball.tv; they are in the process of marketing the show to a network.

 

PRINT/OTHER 

MARK CLINTON SANCHEZ did a print campaign.

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN print modeled for Blazing Curves.

MICHELLE Y. ALLENbooked a print job for Exponent. 

ECO MARTINSONbooked a print job for PetSmart.

LAWANNAH CURRY is on the cover and many inside pages of Spa Search Magazine.

GABRIELLE LEE booked a print job for the Girl Scouts. 

 

CONGRATS

JESSIE FINCH signed with a LA Talent Manager - congrats!!

TYLER GASPER won a Zoni!

KELLY NICOLE signed with Arizona Model and Actor Management.

TAYLOR BRAUER made the AZ All-State Show choir in soprano.

LAWANNAH CURRY signed with Arizona Model and Actor Management.

HOLLY CHAVET was nominated for a National Youth Arts award for Best Supporting Actor, Junior division, for her role as Snow White/Rampion in "Rapunzel" at

Starlight and the ensemble of "Rapunzel" (HOLLY CHAVET) at Starlight won a National Youth Arts award for Best Ensemble - Junior division.

SOPHIE SABATINI had a feature newspaper story written about her in the Ahwatukee News.

JOEY EVANS signed with Dani's Agency. 

ALEX RUBEN signed with Leighton Agency. 

CODY BALLENTINE signed with Screen Artists Agency in LA for commercial and theatrical representation!

JUDI PETERS signed with Arizona Model and Actor Management.  

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY, director, JUDITH EISENBERG, producer/star, + 15 + Verve actors) was selected for the "We Like 'Em Short" Film Festival in Oregon August 17-18, 2012. 

KATHERINE STEWART, EJ DOHRING, TYLER GASPAR, ERIC CHAVET and KELLY NICOLE were nominated for  ariZoni Theatre Awards! 

JESSICA BRYN and ANITA FORBISH signed with Dani's Agency. 

MARCELLA GRASSA signed with Ford Robert Black Agency. 

DALE MONTIETH  signed with Leighton Agency. 

"Kerry and Angie" (AMANDA MELBY, director and JUDITH EISENBERG, producer) won an Accolade Award of Merit. 

MICHELLE Y. ALLEN, JESSICA BRYN, JUDITH EISENBERG, STEVEN FAJARDO, LISA FEENEY, ANITA FORBISH, MARCELLA GRASSA, KAREN LEWSADER, DALE MONTIETH, MITCH MORRISON, LAURA MUNOZ-BOTTINI, JUDI PETERS, AARON SEEVER, and KENDA THORPE who showcased in front of agents, casting directors, directors, producers! It was a full house and the students did a fabulous job! To see pictures from the event, click here.

Congrats to JESSICA FINK who just signed with the Leighton Agency,

Congrats to LEE BALDINO who just signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency!  

CODY BALLENTINE is graduating from ASU moving to LA to purse acting; we'll miss you Cody and wish you the best of luck! 

Congrats to GEORGE BUFFORD for getting is new Equity card! 

Congrats to BROOKLYNN FETTER for signing with the Leighton Agency! 

Congrats to TYLER GASPERfor being accepted, and awarded a scholarship, to AMDA in NY! 

Congrats to MITCH MORRISON for joining AFTRA! 

CATHY CAPOZZOLI published "Solstice Windows," a collection of her ghazal poetry. 

CODY BALLENTINE joined AFTRA. 

LAWANNAH CURRY, a registered RN, has starting her Medical Scene Consulting Services for film, print and theatre productions.


2011

FILM  

AMANDA MELBY (Director) and JUDITH EISENBERG (producer/"Angie") shot the short film "Kerry and Angie" October 18-19; it was a Verve Studios' family production with the cast including KAREN LEWSADER, PAT TINNEY, SALLY ANN FRANCIS, JUDI BRIGGS, MALLORY ADAMS, AARON SEEVER, MITCH ETTER, MICHELLE ALLEN, LYNETTE BROWN, KAY BARRY, STEVE FAJARDO, MARCELLA GRASSA, HOLLY BENSCOTER, SUZANNE MARTINSON, ECO MARTINSON, NEO MARTINSON, SHAMBRA HOLGUIN, DAN TAYLOR and DAWN NIXON.  The crew included CODY BALLENTINE and ASHLEY FAULKNER. 

ROLANDO ZEE is directing and producing his first short film. 

KAREN LEWSADER was cast as Kate Ashley in the film "Women in Love." 

DREA PRUSEAU and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF co-star in the feature film "Jolene," now playing on Showtime.

CODY BALLENTINE wrapped his ASU Senior Capstone project -   "State Life," a web-series. 

NATHALIE CADIEUX was cast in a short film, "Come Follow Me."

AMANDA MELBY (director) and JUDITH TOBI-EISENBERG (producer/"Angie") are in pre-production for the short film "Kerry and Angie;"  it shoots October 18-19.  

CODY BALLENTINE is in pre-production for his ASU Senior Capstone project -  "State Life," a web-series.  He was also cast in a film called "Life," shooting in Phoenix and LA. 

LAWANNAH CURRY was in "The Rite of Exorcism: Myths, Mystery and Hope" which will run in Phoenix in theatres this month. 

KAYLAN TORRES booked the role of young Damsel in the short film "Damsel" directed by Paul Hoeprich of Catbrain Films. 

CODY BALLETINE played a lead in the short "Displaced," which played at the Rebel Filmmakers screening. 

CHRIS REDISH's "The Married Couple" played at the same screening.

Many students were in the IFP/Phoenix 48-Hour Film Challenge.  EMMIE RAY and EILA ELTON were in Markers in Motion's short film "Braeden Brave."  STEVE FAJARDO was the lead in BerCo's short "The Serpeant's Promise."  AMY JEAN PAGE was in Sailbear's "The Scavenger Hunt."  AMANDA MELBY and STEVE BRISCOE were  in Paul DeNigris' "Covet."  

LAWANNAH CURRY plays a mother in the docudrama "The Rite of Exorcism:  Myths, Mystery, and Hope"; it's now available on Netflix. 

DAN TAYLOR plays Ryan in the feature film "Orn,"  which started shooting this past weekend. 

MATTHEW WHITWELL was cast in "Women in Love."

ROLANDO ZEE did a reading for the screenplay "Roulette" which won first place at the UC Irvine Screenwriting Festival. 

KAREN LEWSADER is in "The Atheist" now playing at: http://vimeo.com/23146196. 

CODY BALLENTINE shot the lead in the short "Displaced."

KAREN LEWSADER was the diner in the feature film, "The Breakthrough," by Dixiletta Productions. 

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF plays Will Ferrell's Mom in a flashback in the film "Everything Must Go," which opened in theatres nationwide last week. 

ROLANDO ZEE plays a teacher in the short "Vanilla Promises." 

TAISSA MENNA BARETTO ZVEITER is in "Daddy Warblocks," which is currently fundraising.

ROLANDO ZEE was cast as the lead in the USC short "Going Home."  He also had a supporting role in the short "The Raw Deal" and a starring role in "The Interrogation." 

MALLORY ADAMS and DAN TAYLOR were in Instructional Film One: American Guide to Dating, which screened at the Phoenix Film Festival as part of the Arizona Shorts program. 

"Cult Status" is now available online at www.theellipsesproject.com; AMANDA MELBY and KEVIN HERRMANN are in it; Kevin wrote and directed it. 

MALLORY ADAMS and CHRISSY GERIK's short film "Turning a Page" screened at Tempe Cinemas on April 30.  

"Small Happys" with AMANDA MELBY, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, SALLY ANN FRANCIS, AARON SEEVER and TAMMY McDANIEL plays at the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival Saturday, April 2 at 11:55 am and Sunday, April 3 at 11:35 am in the "Arizona Shorts" program. 

CHRIS REDISH's "Family 2.0" is in the same screening . 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG was in "House Calls,"  a short film. 

SHAINA SANDOVAL's "In Search of the American Dream," premiered in LA in March. 

KAREN LEWSADER was cast as Gertrude in "The Atheist." 

AMANDA MELBY shot "Viewfinder" with Matter of Chance Productions for the A3F Festival; it made the Top 20 and will be screened March 3. 

TORYANN KOLSTEDT was cast in the All Stairs Productions film for the A3F Festival.

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG and SARAH CHAPMAN were on A Shore Thing's team for the A3F Festival; it made the Top 20. 

VINCENT RUIZ was in "Water's Edge"; an honorable mention film. 

"Small Happys" with AMANDA MELBY, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, SALLY ANN FRANCIS, AARON SEEVER and TAMMY McDANIEL is an official selection for the 2011 Phoenix Film Festival. 

CHRIS REDISH's "Family 2.0" played at the Sedona Film Festival; it is also an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival. 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG was in "House Calls,"  a short film. 

SHAINA SANDOVAL is the lead in the feature "In Search of the American Dream," premiering in LA in March.

KAREN LEWSADER was the lead in Black Lotus Studios' film "Science Faction" for the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Film Challenge. 

DAN TAYLOR shot "Murder at the Monogram," a short film.   

AMANDA MELBY was cast in "Impotent," a short film shooting in February. 

CHRIS REDISH's latest short comedy - "Leviticus: God's Law" at The Revolver Film Fest in Tempe on February 10th.

EILA ELTON, GABRIELLE LEE and CAELEN SOLTIS worked with Markers in Motion on their film for IFP/PHX's 48-Hour Film Challenge; they had a special screening Dec 18 at Paradise Valley Mall's the Picture Show Theatre. 

MALLORY ADAMS, HOLLY BENSCOTER, RICH WALES, MITCH ETTER were all cast in Catbrain Film Factory's short "Damsel."  Mallory plays the lead and Holly plays her younger self.  MALLORY was also cast in a web series. 

AMANDA MELBY and KEVIN HERRMANN shot "Cult Status" Jan 1-2; Kevin wrote and directed it. 

CODY BALLETINE stars in the short "So, Do You Want My Number Now?"

 

STAGE

MADDIE WILMINK was cast as a Woodland Friend in "A Winne the Pooh Christmas" at Valley Youth Theatre; it runs Dec 2-23; she was also cast in the ensemble of "Charlotte's Web" at VYT. 

GABRIELLE LEE played Host #3, a lead role, in her school production of "Arizona Rocks."  

ERIC CHAVET was cast in an original musical, "Count the Moon" as Owen at  CSYT.   

KRISTA GIFFIN was moved up to the lead role in the Off Broadway play: "That Other Woman." 

JAMIE DOSS was cast as the lead in "The Drowsy Chaperone" at Notre Dame Prep.

MITCH MORRISON did a set of stand-up at the Tempe Improv. 

ERIC CHAVET (Grandson) and HOLLY CHAVET (Maxine) are also in "Grandma's Thanksgiving Farce" at CSYT. 

ERIC, HOLLY and TAMMY CHAVET are singing 2 songs in Family Follies, a fundraiser on Nov 13 for CSYT. 

MITCH ETTER is in "Mornings at Seven;" November 11-Dec 18, at Desert Stages Actors Cafe. 

MARCELLA GRASSA is  in "Amexica" with New Carpa Theater; it runs through 11/6 at the Mesa Arts Center.  

RICH WALES  was cast in "The Mystery Mansion" dinner theatre playing at Coco's near PV Mall and Zang's Asian Bistro in Glendale. 

EMMIE RAY was cast as Sandrine in "Almost, Maine" at Chaparral High School; it runs Nov 15-17 at 7:30 pm. 

NATHALIE CADIEUX did a 2nd Draft reading at Phoenix College.

HOLLY CHAVET (Kids Ensemble/Oompa Loompa), ERIC CHAVET (Phineous Trout) and TAMMY CHAVET (Grandma Josephine) are in Willy Wonka at Starlight Community Theatre in Anthem October 6-9. 

GEORGE BUFFORD was cast as Clarence Odbody in the Hale Theatre's "It's a Wonderful Life" October 14-November 26. 

STEVE FAJARDO and AMANDA MELBY are cast in Theatre Artists Studio's "The Shadow Box;" it runs in January 2012. 

LAUREN HANNEMAN is in "The Odd Couple (Female Version)" at Phoenix Country Day School; it runs in November. 

KRISTA GIFFIN is in a one act original play called "Prescriptions", by Ellen Orchid, opening September 20th, at Manhattan Repertory Theatre, and has been cast as alternate in the Off Broadway play: "That Other Woman," by Robert Hecker, opening at St. Luke's Theatre the week of November 28th in NYC. 

MITCH ETTER is in "Death of a Salesman" at Desert Stages Actors Cafe through October 23 and follows that immediately with "Mornings at Seven;" November 11-Dec 18, also at Desert Stages Actors Cafe. 

AARON SEEVER was cast in "Seeking Destiny" for the Pandora Showcase. 

MARCELLA GRASSA was cast in "Amexica" with New Carpa Theater; it runs 10/20 thru 11/6 at the Mesa Arts Center.  

MARCELLA GRASSA is also part of the cast of First Friday Night Live, a sketch comedy show performed at the Firehouse in Downtown Phoenix starting in October.

NATHALIE CADIEUX plays Joyce/Evie in Stray Cat's "The Sparrow" Sept 23-October 8. 

HOLLY CHAVET (Kids Ensemble/Oompa Loompa), ERIC CHAVET (Phineous Trout) and TAMMY CHAVET (Grandma Josephine) are in "Willy Wonka" at Starlight Community Theatre in Anthem October 6-9. 

GEORGE BUFFORD was cast as Clarence Odbody in the Hale Theatre's "It's a Wonderful Life" October 14-November 26. 

STEVE FAJARDO is doing a monologue from "The Glass Menagerie" for Theatre Artists Studio's "Tennessee Williams: Great Playwright Series" September 9 - 25.

KAREN LEWSADER was cast as Euterpe in "An Instant History of Classical Music" at Herberger Lunchtime Theatre.  Performances are Monday EVENING Sept. 19, plus noontime Tues-Thurs Sept 20-22, and again Sept. 27-29.  

DIANE NIEMAN SENFFNER reprised "Dark Lady of the Sonnets" at Desert Rose Theatre's new location. 

HOLLY CHAVET (Detective O' Brighty) and ERIC CHAVET (John Jamison) are in the "Super Heroes League of Justice" at CSYT from August 5 -20. 

RICH WALES was cast in "Noises Off" at Ghostlight Theatre September 15-25.

MITCH ETTER was cast in "And Then There Was None" at  Desert Stages through July 30.  

KEVIN HERRMANN is in "Over the River" at the Hale Centre Theatre through July 9.

GEORGE BUFFORD is in a benefit for the Flagstaff Light Opera Company on July 31 at Jotini's Restaurant in Flagstaff.   It's a tribute to Frank Sinatra (he'll be soloing on "My Kind Of Town", "Saturday Night", "One For My Baby" and "That's Life".) 

KAREN LEWSADER played "Mary O" in the Herberger Lunch Time Theater for Friendly People Productions.

RICH WALES was cast in "Moon Over Buffalo" at Ghostlight Theatre June 3-12. 

CAMILLE HARTMETZ performed in the Phoenix Improv Festival Family Stage with the JesterZ.

CAROL GIBSON was in "Jesse Rode a Bike" at the Pandora Festival. 

SANDRA STOLWORTHY is in "Jinxed" a 2-person show at the Pandora Festival Sunday, May 22 at 2 pm. 

MICHELLE ALLEN is in "The Fire in Minerva" at the Pandora Festival Friday, May 20 at 7:30 pm; she did the table read for it a few months ago also. 

HOLLY BENSCOTER plays Grandma Georgina in "Willy Wonka" at Desert Stages May 20-June 19 (5/20, 5/28, 6/3, 6/11 and 6/17 as Grandma). 

BOB DIGGS did a Staged Reading at Space 55. 

KAREN LEWSADER did a gig for the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine playing the role of a patient. 

ERIC CHAVET plays the Magic Mirror and HOLLY CHAVET plays the Evil Pixie Crystal in "Snow White" at CSYT.   

MITCH ETTER plays the Doctor and Anagos in Desert Stages' A Miracle Worker through May 29. 

BOB DIGGS plays Doug in "Dividing the Estate" at Theater Works through May 15.

ERIC CHAVET was also cast as Calhoun in "Live Long Rock and Roll" at the Arizona Conservatory of Arts and Academics; TORYANN KOLSTEDT is the Stage Manager.  It runs April 26-30. 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG is Nadia in "Lenin's Embalmer" at Theatre Artists Studio opening April 7. 

SARAH CHAPMAN is in "My Secret Language of Wishes" at the Black Theatre Troupe April 1-10.  

MARCELLA GRASSA is in her first play - she is understudying for "Performing 1070; 12 short plays" March 30-31 at ASU West and the State Capitol. 

CONSTANCE BECKFORD is in KIM PORTER's "In the Wake of the Bounty By William 'Liferaft' Lament" at the Phoenix Fringe Festival April 7-10. 

LAWANNAH CURRY plays Bridget Bishop in SALEM 1692 at Curriculum Theatre; it opens March 2 and runs through the 26th. 

ARIELLE LEE was cast as Patty in "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" at Phoenix Country Day School.

EILA ELTON plays the Narrator and President of the Town Fair and RACHEL REDLEAF plays Wilber in "Charlotte's Web' at Desert Stages through March 20. 

MALLORY ADAMS just played Ben Affleck in Class 6 Theatre's "Matt and Ben." 

ERIC CHAVET played Rumplestiltskin and HOLLY CHAVET played the Old Miller's Daughter in Creative Stages Youth Theatre's "Very Grimm." 

HOLLY CHAVET plays George in "Sleeping Beauty at CSYT opening March 4. 

MITCH ETTER plays Lord Capulet in "Romeo and Juliet" at The Story Is Theatre through March 12. 

MITCH ETTER and JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG did a reading at Space 55 for Garry Meyers' play "Marion and Robin." 

MITCH ETTER did a reading of "They Can Drive You Nuts" at Theatre Artists Studio.  

DEE RICH directed "Suocera" at Theatre Artists Studio; it closes February 6. 

TAISSA MENNA BARRETO ZVEITER is in "The Crucible" at MCC through February 5. 

EJ DOHRING was cast as Tweedledee in "Alice in Wonderland" at Valley Youth Theatre; it runs February 4-20. 

EILA ELTON plays the Narrator and President of the Town Fair in in "Charlotte's Web' at Desert Stages February 18-March 20.

 

TELEVISION

STEVE FAJARDO did a spot for AOA called Welcome to the Family." 

XAVIER CHRISTIAN shot a 3-D commercial for LG while he was in France this past summer.

DAN TAYLOR was a principal in a commercial for Fascinations.  His first major TV commercial!  Congrats Dan!  Plus, there is a billboard and print ad campaign.

KATHERINE STEWART is in a series of commercials for the Phoenix Comi-Con.  

KAREN LEWSADER booked a co-star role on "Imposter," a show for A&E. 

DANIEL TAYLOR shot an episode for a reality show about dating; it'll show on more than 250 TV stations in May. 

DAN TAYLOR shot a commercial for MyPrintApp.com. 

KAREN LEWSADER was the host for an iNopoly spot for their website.

KAY BARRY worked on the Cable One commercials as a walk-a-thonner. 

CHRIS REDISH and ISABELLE BLOOMBERG booked principal roles for a MLB commercial. 

JESSICA HOLT booked a principal role for a Voice Over commercial.

CODY BALLENTINE was cast in his first SAG commercial for Gillette.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF also worked the Gillette commercial. 

ISABELLE BLOOMBERG (Jennifer Pfalzgraff's daughter) was cast as a Principal in her first SAG commercial - for the Chicago White Sox; JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF worked as, appropriately, her mom, on the same shoot. 

RICHARD WALES was cast in a Gannett Communications Commercial. 

KAYLAN TORRES was cast as a principal in the Chas Roberts commercial; it'll start airing in March. 

E.J. DOHRING just booked his first principal role in a commercial for Big Brothers, Big Sisters. 

LAWANNAH CURRY and RAJ SURI shot a spec commercial "Par for the Crunch" for Doritos in the Super Bowl contest.   

RICH WALES booked a Casino AZ commercial. 

JACK COUGHLIN booked a Peter Piper Pizza commercial. 

CODY BALLENTINE produced a spec commercial for Sun Chips.

LAWANNAH CURRY was cast in the DocuDrama "The Rite" with Veritas Pictures.

 

 

INDUSTRIALS/WEB

TAYLOR BRAUER was a principal in an industrial; her first paying job!  DIANE SENFFNER produced it.   

DIANE SENFFNER did three hosting jobs in the last three months:  Bronson Chiropractic, Arizona Developmental Homes and Integrate TV.

NEO MARTINSON was in a training video for Dillard's.

RICH WALES shot a training film for Blue Buffalo Dog food with Webb Pickersgill. 

 

 

MODELING/PRINT

MALLORY ADAMS booked a hosting gig at PIR. 

DAN TAYLOR booked a hosting job for a Casino party.

AMANDA MELBY did a shoot for Pier One's spring catalog and website.

NEO MARTINSON did a print job for Waldorf-Astoria Properties that will appear in Golf Digest and other publication.

VICTORIA LIPMAN booked her first print job through her agent, Dani's Agency! 

LAWANNAH CURRY did a shoot for "Spa Search" magazine/Big Fish publications.

 

 

CONGRATS

ARIELLE LEE recorded four new songs she wrote.  "Just Believe" is playing on You Tube now.

NATHALIE CADIEUX won Best Actress at the IFP/PHoenix Breakout Film Challenge in November. 

TAYLOR BRAUER won first place in her division at NATS. 

LORA BLUME joins Garth Williams Casting as the Casting Assistant. 

PATTI NIEMAN is serving on the Actors Equity Liaison Committee.  

KEVIN HERMANN WON the Rocky-Mountain Emmy in the Directing category for the web series "Cult Status."  

"The Dream Role," the 2011 Teens Acting Camp film, won a Platinum Award in the Short Film Category for the Oregon Film Awards.  AMANDA MELBY and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF directed it, and the cast included: TAYLOR BRAUER, SARAH DAVIS, ALEXA FREEMAN, LAUREN HANNEMAN, BRIA MURRIETTA, EMMA PAPPAS, WYATT ROUSE, MATT WHITWELL, MARCELLA GRASSA and JUDITH EISENBERG. 

KEVIN HERRMANN was nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy in the Directing Category for the web series "Cult Status."

ERIC CHAVET was nominated for the National Youth Theatre Award for Best Supporting Actor for his work in "Snow White" at CSYT. 

AMANDA MELBY, WEBB PICKERSGILL and KEVIN HERMANN who participated in the web series "Cult Status" won a platinum EMPixx Award.  

TORYANN KOLSTEDT was nominated for an AriZoni Award for Best Actress in a Major Role for her portrayl of Sue in "Killer Halloween" at TheaterWorks.  

SHAINA SANDOVAL was interview by the CBS station in Texas about a film she shot there.  Click here to watch the video. 

ECO MARTINSON signed with the Leighton Agency. 

RACHEL RACKERS signed with the Leighton Agency.   

AMANDA MELBY and the rest of the cast of "Covet" won the Best Acting Ensemble award at the IFP/Phoenix 48-Hour Short Film Challenge.  

LAURA DURANT's photos from IFP/PHX screening are on Facebook (click here).   

DAN TAYLOR and SARAH CHAPMAN signed with Dani's Agency.

LORA BLUME, JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG, AARON SEEVER and MALLORY ADAMS were showcase in the Garth Williams Casting Showcase.

LAURA DURANT won Best Actress for the 2010-2011 Beat the Clock Short Film Challenge on April 5 as part of the Phoenix Film Festival. 

GABRIELLE LEE and ARIELLE LEE signed with the Leighton Agency. 

TAYLOR BRAUER signed with the Leighton Agency. 

STEVE FAJARDO,GEORGE BUFFORD and LORA BLUME signed with Dani's Agency.

BRIA JEWELL MURIETTA signed with the Leighton Agency.

KAREN LEWSADER, LORA BLUME, RACHEL RACKERS, STEVE FAJARDO and CONSTANCE BECKFORD were featured in the Good Faith Casting 2011 Commercials Showcase; AMANDA MELBY was an invited VIP guest. 

MICHELLE ALLEN is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Nuts" at Glendale Community College. 

TORYANN KOLSTEDT graduates from Arizona Conservatory for Arts and Academics May 20; she was accepted into AMDA in LA and starts in June.

AMANDA MELBY is nominated for an Individual Governor's Arts Award; the ceremony was on April 12.  

SARAH CHAPMAN won Best Actress at the A3F Festival.  

KAREN LEWSADER and LAURA DURANT are up for Best Actress and STEVE BRISCOE is up for Best Story for the 2010-2011 Beat the Clock Short Film Challenge; screening and awards ceremony is on Tuesday, April 5 as part of the Phoenix Film Festival. 

ERIC CHAVET and HOLLY CHAVET were accepted into the CSYT Performance Troupe. 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG signed with Dani's Agency.  

ERIC CHAVET and HOLLY CHAVET signed with Dani's Agency. 

KAYLAN TORRES had two auditions for network shows in LA.

GABRIELLE LEE was on-avail (so close!) for a national commercial cast out of LA.

KAREN LEWSADER won Best Actress for the Winter Round of the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Film Challenge. 

MALLORY ADAMS was featured in an interview with Synthetic Human Films. 

LAWANNAH CURRY signed with the Agency Arizona. 

KAY BARRY signed with the Leighton Agency.

DIANE SENFFNER signed with the Leighton Agency.

CAROLINE WAGNER graduated from SCC.


2010

FILM

KAYLAN TORRES landed a lead role in an SCC student film: "My Best Friend." 

MALLORY ADAMS and DAN TAYLOR were in Catbrain Film Factory's short film for the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Fall Challenge.

JOSSTYN REDULLA was in "Well Done" for the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Fall Challenge.

AMY JEAN PAGE was in "Iniquity" for the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Fall Challenge. 

TAYLOR BRAUER did a table read of the film "Glory Bee Vinci." 

AMY JEAN PAGE shot the film "Pathology." 

MICHELLE ALLEN did a table read on Sunday for "The Pact Sisters". 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG was cast in a short film.

RYAN STEINER is in production for his short film at ASU called "Cadet."

MALLORY ADAMS shot the short film: "Turning A Page".

ROLANDO ZEE's short film "Long Distance" premiered in LA at the Torrance Cultural Center.  

CODY BALLENTINE is shooting the short "11:06"  CODY was also cast in a feature "The Final Contract."   The Phoenix Film Foundation is hosting the short film program at the Herberger Festival of the Arts on October 2.  

Look for STEVE BRISCOE in the 3-3:20 slot ("Cowboy Dreams" and "Envy") and

SUSAN K. BRIGHAM's films (sneak peak of "The Fencestitute!") from 2:30--2:50.

GREG RENFRO was the lead in the short "Latte Trouble."   

HEMINA KAPADIA is in "Elected Leader...Now What?" by Diane Dresback.  KAREN LEWSADER is working on "Celestial Run;" vote for it in a contest - www.internationalmovietrailerfestival.com.  

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in the short film "Roger" at the Art Institute of Phoenix.

MALLORY ADAMS and SANDRA STOLWORTHY were cast in Paul Hoeprich's film "Space Patrol 1992"  for the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Short Film Challenge.  MITCH ETTER and DAWN NIXON were cast in LEE QUARRIE's film "Cafe Ole;"

TORYANN KOLSTEDT ("Just Another Love Story") and GREG RENFRO ("Hold the Olives") were also cast in films.  All of the films screened July 23 at the Phoenix Art Museum.  

DAN TAYLOR, HEMINA KAPADIA and TAISSA MENNA BARETTO ZVEITER were in "Le Exodus," which won best visual effects at the Rebel Mayhem competition.  

SALLY ANN FRANCIS is in post-production on her film "The Sunshine Girls;"  JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG was also in the cast.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF is cast in the lead in a short film: "The Bluewater Tale."  

ERIC CHAVET, HOLLY CHAVET and ISABELLE BLOOMBERG were cast in the short "The Terrible Life of Little Ghost."  

ERIK ESTRADA was cast as Tito in the short "Xtraction."  

DAN TAYLOR is in "Virtual Intervention" screening at Filmstock 8/5.

KIOWA GORDON is Embry Call in "Twilight: Eclipse" that just opened nationwide.  

SUSAN K. BRIGHAM is editing "The Fencestitute."  KRISTA GIFFIN is shooting a small role in the feature film "Return to Start" by Ken Castellano.  

ROBIN VAN AUKEN shot a webisode: “Thoughts From the Garden of Eden.” 

TAISSA MENNA BARRETO ZVEITER shot a short: “Le Exodus.” 

“OMG” just wrapped with AMANDA MELBY - Writer/Producer/Director, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF – Director, CODY BALLENTINE – Assistant Producer and starring CHARLOTTE QUARRIE and TORYANN KOLSTEDT. 

“Sleeping Over” is currently shooting with AMANDA MELBY - Producer/Director, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF – Writer/Director, CODY BALLENTINE – Assistant Producer and starring ISABELLE BLOOMBERG, JAYDA CANISALES, ABIGAIL COLE, ALEX HUKOW, GABRIELLE LEE, and AYLA TUDOR.  

ROLANDO ZEE just starred in four student short films/scenes in LA ("Aiko," "Crash," A Few Good Men" and "Private Wars").

JUDY TOBI EISENBERG is in Mr. E Comics that played at Phoenix Comicon Saturday, May 29 at 3 pm.  

Also playing at Comicon Film Festival were ASHLEY FAULKNER (M.O.P.) and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF (The Line Up) and JUDI TOBI EISENBERG (Little Secrets).  

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and MICHELLE ALLEN shot SUSAN K. BRIGHAM's The Fencestitute in May.  

HOLLY ADDISON was cast in the short Pizza Protection.  

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF was in CHRIS REDISH’S 20% OFF, that screened at the Prescott Film Festival on May 19th.  

CHRIS REDISH's The Blacksmith and the Carpenter (also starring JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF) screened at the Phoenix Art Museum as a part of the Phoenix Film Festival/IFP-Phoenix CInema Lounge in May.

JUDY TOBI EISENBERG was in the short film Fresh Canned Help; it was an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival.  N

EO MARTINSON recently shot an in-house video for the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale for their Kids Club promotion.  

BOB DIGGS was cast as a priest in the student short film Unforgiveable.  RICH WALES was cast in a low budget SAG film called "Suspicion; he plays Killer #2. 

VICTORIA LIPMAN filmed episode 2 and Episode 3 in The Lara Series: Star Trek (spoof of StarTrek showing at the AZ Rebel Filmmakers Festival on June 3 at Pollack Theater in Tempe.)

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG and SALLY ANN FRANCIS shot a short film The Sunshine Girls.  

JOHN SCHILE shot the feature Going Down in La La Land in LA.  

CEILIDH JEANS was cast in a short film The Perfect Shot.  

AMANDA MELBY and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF are in Cocktail Wizard playing at the Phoenix Film Festival Friday and Saturday, April 9 and 10: http://phoenix.bside.com/2010/films/cocktailwizard_phoenix2010.

SALLY ANN FRANCIS, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, AARON SEEVER and AMANDA MELBY shot the short SMALL HAPPYS in February.  

SARAH CHAPMAN and ASHLEY FAULKNER were cast as leads in the short film SEX, WOMEN AND OTHER THINGS I KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.

SUSAN BRIGHAM is in production for her short film The Fencestitute; ASHLEY FAULKNER, AMANDA MELBY, DEE RICH, VICTORIA LIPMAN, JUDITH TOBI, CHRISTI BOURNE, TED HERBIG are in the cast.  

SMALL HAPPYS is a short filming in February with SALLY ANN FRANCIS, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF, AARON SEEVER and AMANDA MELBY in the cast;  JUDITH TOBI is the Assistant Director.  

ASHLEY FAULKNER worked on a short for the 48-Hour Film Challenge at IFP/PHX; the screening is tonight.  

JUDITH TOBI shot the short film NO WITNESSES.

SUSAN BRIGHAM is in production for her short film The Fencestitute; ASHLEY FAULKNER is in the cast.  

MALLORY ADAMS was cast in the short film Apache Junction.  

MADISON STEVENS was cast as the Pizza Girl in the ASU student film Journey of a Bill.

 

STAGE

TAYLOR BRAUER is performing as a Court Lady in "Snow Queen" through December 19 at the Herberger. 

DYLAN WOODS played Theseus in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at Scottsdale Christian. 

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG reprised "Fried" for the Pandora Festival Showcase in November. 

KAREN LEWSADER wrote and directed "The Best Christmas Gift," a musical playing at Waymire Studio Dec 10-19.  

HOLLY CHAVET stars as Susan in Theater Works' "A Miracle on 34th Street" through December 19. 

ERIC CHAVET is also in the cast of "A Miracle on 34th Street". 

JOHN SCHILE is in "Bill W and Dr. Bob" at Broadway Palms Dinner Theater through November 7.

ERIC CHAVET plays the King in "Cinderella" at Creative Stages through November 13.

RICH WALES was cast in "Inspecting Carol" at Desert Foothills Theater.

MICHELLE ALLEN was cast in "Nuts" at GCC; it opens Nov 12 and closes Nov 20.

HOLLY BENSCOTER and MITCH ETTER share the stage in the Theatre Artists Studio's "Father Christmas and the Snow Queen" in December.

JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG is in a reading of "Bus to Vegas" for the Dramatists Guild on November 6.

AARON SEEVER and JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG are in "Penelope Fortesque: Romance Novelist" at the Pandora Festival Showcase November 12-14.

MICHELLE ALLEN and JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG did a reading of the play "The Fire in Minerva."

TAYLOR BRAUER is in "Bye Bye Birdie" at Mesa Encore Theatre; it opens October 12.  

DIANE SENFFNER opens "Shakespeare in Shorts" at Desert Rose Theatre October 21.

TORYANN KOLSTEDT is in Theater Works' "Killer Halloween" October 14-30.  

Both TORYANN KOLSTEDT and HOLLY CHAVET were cast in "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at Theater Works' November 5-14.   

MALLORY ADAMS continues in "The Foreigner" at Hale Center through October 16.  

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" at PVCC October 7-10.  

RALEIGH PINSKEY is doing her one woman show at Cave Creek Coffee Company on October 9 to benefit local animal rescue: 480.575.6760.  

GABE DRIGGS was cast as "Dan," a lead, in "The Rocky Monster Show" at Desert Foothills Theatre; it runs October 28-31.  

ERIC CHAVET is in "My Kid is a Tree" at the Creative Stages Youth Theatre; it closes October 2.  

EJ DOHRING is in "Fiddler On The Roof" at Brophy Prep.  

DYLAN WOODS was cast as Theseus in "Midsummer Night's Dream" at Scottsdale Christian Academy.

RICHARD WALES was cast as Mark in "Art" at Ghostlight Theatre; it runs September 17-26 at Ghostlight Theatre.  

DIANE SENFFNER was cast as H.M. Queen Elizabeth I in "Shakespeare in Shorts" at Desert Rose Theatre; it runs October 21-November 6.

EILA ELTON plays Allegro in "Cinderella" at Desert Stages through September 19.  

GEORGE BUFFORD directed "Leading Ladies;" he is now performing as the Major General in "The Pirates of Penzance" in Flagstaff through Sept 5.  

ERIK ABRAMOWITZ is returning to Phoenix for a night of Stand-Up Comedy at Stand-Up Scottsdale on September 18.  

TORYANN KOLSTEDT was cast as a lead in Theater Works' "Killer Halloween" that opens October 14.  

MALLORY ADAMS is in "The Foreigner" at Hale Center September 3-October 16.  

MITCH ETTER is in Theatre Artists Studio's "Strangers in the Bedroom;" it closes this Saturday.  

LYNETTE BROWN was cast in "Peanutman" at the Black Theatre Troupe.  

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" at PVCC.  

RALEIGH PINSKEY is doing her one woman show at Cave Creek Coffee Company on October 9 to benefit local animal rescue: 480.575.6760.  

GABE DRIGGS was cast as "Dan," a lead, in "The Rocky Monster Show."

LAUREN POKRAS completed her run of "Godspell."  

TAISSA MENNA BARETTO ZVEITER completed her run of "Curtains."  

ROBIN VAN AUKEN is in "The Language of Flowers" at Beowulf Alley Theatre in Tucson through July 18.  

KRISTA GIFFIN is performing in "This Isn't What it Looks Like" by Philip Gerson at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY. 

GEORGE BUFFORD is directing Leading Ladies at Pinewood Players; it opens August 20. 

GEORGE BUFFORD was also cast Major General Stanley in Pirates of Penzance at Flagstaff Light Opera. 

LAUREN POKRAS was cast in Godspell at Paradise Valley United Methodist Church; it plays July 22-24. 

ERIC CHAVET was cast in “King Arthur’s Quest” with Missoula Children’s Theatre.

TAISSA MENNA BARRETO ZVEITER is in “Curtains” at Mesa Community College. 

ROBIN VAN AUKEN was cast in The Language of Flowers at Beowulf Alley Theatre in Tucson. 

STEVE FAJARDO was cast in Set Point for the Pandora Festival. 

RALEIGH PINSKEY is doing her solo show in LA at the Hollywood Fringe and in DC for the Capitol Fringe.

RAZEL WOLF's play Untying Knots was selected to be read at Phoenix Theater as a part of their 2nd Draft Series in May. 

RICH WALES was cast as Johnathon in Arsenic and Old Lace at a new Theatre in Surprise, put on by Ghostlight Productions.

CATHY CAPOZZOLI read her own poetry at the Blue Guitar Arts Festival at ASU West on April 18th. 

ELYSHA NEMETH plays Mary Lennox in Arizona Jewish Theatre Company's Curtain Call Production of The Secret Garden (Non-Musical Version).  Performances are Saturday May 1, 2010 at 7:00pm and Sunday May 2, 2010 at 2:00pm at John Paul Theatre Located on the Campus of Phoenix College. 

RAMBOD DERAKHSHANI is in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife at Tempe Little Theater.

SARAH CHAPMAN is in The Play About the Baby at iTheatre April 30-May 15.

The Pandora Festival is full of Verve Talent: RICH WALES is in Lake, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF directs JUDITH TOBI EISENBERG in Parent Teacher Conference, DIANE SENFFNER directs How Long is 55 Minutes?.  

CAROLINE WAGNER performs in SWEET CHARITY at Tempe Little Theatre March 19-April 4.  

CATHY CAPOZZOLI wrote two short plays, both of which had a reading at Theatre Artists Studio March 13.

ROLANDO ZEE opens his last play here in Phoenix: INDIVISIBLE March 12 at iTheatre Collaborative.  

CAROLINE WAGNER performs in SWEET CHARITY at Tempe Little Theatre March 19-April 4.  

DIANE SENFFNER plays Myrtle Webb in OUR TOWN at Fountain Hills through March 14.

RALEIGH PINSKEY stars in SPLAT! THE EVOLUTION OF SOUL 365, a comedy one-woman show March 27 at 2 pm in LA as a part of the LA Women's Theatre Festival.  

HOLLY BENSCOTER is in Cheaper By The Dozen at First Baptist Church of Scottsdale March 19-March 27.

AMANDA MELBY is playing Mary in the premiere of MEDEA'S GHOST at Theatre Artists Studio; it runs through February 13.  

ELYSHA NEMETH is 13th THE MUSICAL with Valley Youth Theatre at the Herberger through February 13. 

RICH WALES is in UNNECESSARY FARCE through February 7.  

CAROLINE WAGNER has just been cast in SWEET CHARITY at Tempe Little Theatre.  

DIANE SENFFNER was cast as Myrtle Webb in OUR TOWN at Fountain Hills.  

CATHY CAPOZZOLI has a poetry reading at Urban Beans (3508 N 7th Street) on February 19 at 7 pm.  

RYAN DROBEL was cast in CloPet Theatre's BETWEEN; it plays the 5th-7th.

AMANDA MELBY is playing Mary in the premiere of MEDEA'S GHOST at Theatre Artists Studio; it opens January 29.  

ELYSHA NEMETH is 13th THE MUSICAL with Valley Youth Theatre at the Herberger January 29-February 13. 

RICH WALES was cast in UNNECESSARY FARCE; it plays January 21-February 7.  

MALLORY ADAMS stars in LOVE LETTERS; it opens January 20.  

RACHEL REDLEAF performed in her first professional show as Tootie in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS at the MESA BROADWAY PALM in December.  

KAYLA SAMSING was in SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN at TheatreWorks.  

MITCH ETTER was cast in the Black Theatre Troupe's "A Lesson Before Dying"; it runs February 18-28.

 

TELEVISION

VI FLATEN booked an Under-5 role on "Law and Order."

AMANDA MELBY's Casino Arizona commercial is back on the air.

HEMINA KAPADIA hosted "Sustaining AZ" on Cox Channel 7.

MITCH ETTER was cast as a principal in a Ft. McDowell Commercial; it is currently airing.  

PAT TINNEY shot a commercial for Avondale Dodge that is now airing.  

KEVIN HERRMANN shot an industrial for Blue as the Host.

SANDRA STOLWORTHY was cast (from the showcase) as a lead in a trailer for the book Value Tales.  

AMANDA MELBY's Casino Arizona commercial is airing; she's in the red dress next to the guy who got to the casino via his fridge.

AMANDA MELBY shot 2 commercials and an industrial film for Casino Arizona.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF makes her National TV Commercial debut during the 29th Annual Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.  The spot is for Tostitos and she plays a fan on the red team.  The game airs on FOX at 6 pm MST on January 4.

 

INDUSTRIALS/WEB

AMY JEAN PAGE is in LOLTV.

MICHELLE ALLEN acted in a live streaming web series called "Live Taxi's;" in August.

KAY BARRY was cast as a principal in a medical industrial film with Kane & Finkel Healthcare Communiications

 

MODELING/PRINT

HEMINA KAPADIA did a print ad for PetSmart.

MICHELLE ALLEN did runway modeling in Spotlight on the Beach Fashion Show, a Charity event for Stand Up For Kids on July 17th.

MICHELLE ALLEN booked a photo shoot for AZ Dept of Health Services.

 

CONGRATS

DORAN MYERS signed with Leighton Agency. 

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF welcomed a baby girl, Cora Neville Bloomberg, to the world November 26 (8:12 pm, 8lbs 6oz, 21").  Both the baby and Jennifer are doing great. 

JEFF STEED signed with Signature Agency.

GINA FOX was the Tempe 12 Girl of the Week in October; she was interviewed on the Drew and Jordan radio show.

"License to Lie" starring TORYANN KOLSTEDT and CHARLOTTE QUARRIE (written and directed by AMANDA MELBY, directed by JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and produced by CODY BALLENTINE) took home the Silver Short Film Award in the Oregon Film Awards! The film was produced as part of the Teens Film Acting Summer, summer 2010.

"Unnecessary Farce" (Desert Foothills Theatre) won best Overall Production - Play at the 2010 AriZonis. Verve student RICHARD WALES was in that cast. Congrats!

VICTORIA LIPMAN's novel "Leaving Alva" is now available in paperback nationwide.  

LAURA DURANT won Best Actress at the IFP/PHX Beat the Clock Summer Short Film Challenge.  

ROBIN VAN AUKEN just moved to Hollywood!

CHLOE BANKER was accepted as a dual major in theatre and voice in the highly competitive South Orange County School of the Arts program at the Dana Hills High School in CA.

ERIK ESTRADA has made the move to LA!  

ERIK ABRAMOWITZ has made the move to Boston!  

erve friend WEBB PICKERSGILL was nominated for a ton of Rocky Mountain Emmys!  

KEVIN HERRMANN was nominated for the same project as the on-camera Talent!  

Kat Nichols of "Flagstaff Live" said in her review: "A real treat in the production is GEORGE BUFFORD, a veteran stage actor who is making a return to musical theater in the role of Major- General Stanley."  

JESS KIRKMAN-LIFF has signed with Dani's Agency. 

ASHLEY FAULKNER is moving to New York and CEILIDH JEANS is moving to LA this week.  Best of luck to both of you!

MARY THURSTON was named best 7th grade vocalist at Cocopah Middle School.

ROLANDO ZEE just moved to LA and signed with Mavrick Artists Agency; we wish him the best of luck!

RICH WALES, MITCH ETTER, and BOB DIGGS signed with Signature Talent Agency.  

CODY BALLENTINE signed with Dani's Agency.  

ASHLEY FAULKNER, HEMINA KAPADIA and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF are nominated for acting awards at IFP/PHX Beat the Clock awards.  Winners are announced April 12: http://www.ifpphx.org/events/btc-short-film-challenge.

CARA JADE MYERS signed with Copeland Williams Agency and Heffner modeling agency in Seattle.  

HEATHER CAMBANES recently moved to the Big Apple!   

CATHY CAPOZZOLI is a 4-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize in poetry!  She also just completed writing her first play.  

GEORGE BUFFORD was accepted into membership at Theatre Artists Studio.


2009

FILM

HOLLY BENSCOTER, AMANDA MELBY and LAURA DURANT start shooting Randy Forte's short film DARKNESS OF LIGHT this week.

AARON SEEVER and CHRISSY GERIK were cast in a web series - THE COMEDY GUY.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in a radio play.

HOLLY BENSCOTER, AMANDA MELBY and LAURA DURANT wrapped Randy Forte's short film DARKNESS OF LIGHT this week.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in a short called the CHECKHOV CLASS.

DAVID O'DONNELL was cast in an industrial for the City of Phoenix.

HEATHER CAMBANES is shooting OUT THERE.

JUDY TOBI appeared in an film for the IFP/PHX 24-Hour Short film challenge. Her team won Best Ensemble acting as is now up for the award in the same category for the Finals on April 6.

JUDITH TOBI was nominated for Best Ensemble acting in the IFP/PHX Beat the Clock Finals.

CHRISSY GERIK stars in The Jar - it can be seen here: http://www.thedoorpost.com/joy/thejar.

JENNY SOLBERG worked as a wedding guest in MANEATER that was shot here in March.

DAVID O'DONNELL is in Guilt By Association, a short film.

AMANDA MELBY and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF starred (along with Brian Ronalds, Max Bullis and Olivia Odom) in Cocktail Wizard, a 48-Hour film that took 4th place in the Comedy division, an award for Best Writing and Best Use of Line at the A3F Film Festival.

AMANDA MELBY and MICHELLE ALLEN participated in a reading of Marco Santiago's new screenplay How To Cope With Suburban Stress.

PAT TINNEY did an Industrial voice over for Sue B.

MICHELLE MUGGE was cast as a principal in MONIQUE, a student film. participated in a reading of Marco Santiago's new screenplay How To Cope With Suburban Stress.

JOSSTYN REDULLA did an Industrial voice over.

AMANDA KUKKOLA played the role of the Cheerleader in the BULLY BUFFER web series.

CARA JADE MYERS and HEATHER CAMBANES worked in an Industrial for the State of Arizona.

JUDITH TOBEY played the Pregnant Woman in the film MR. E. COMICS.

KIOWA GORDON was cast in NEW MOON (Twilight series).

ASHLEY FAULKNER, DANIELLE GONSOWSKI, and JUDITH TOBEY acted in films that were a part of the IFP/PHX 48-Hour Film Challenge; they screened July 29 at Harkins Scottsdale 101.

RICH WALES was cast in a Univ of Ariz video and a student film called THE ECONOMY.

Since moving to LA, DAVID O'DONNELL has worked on The Bold and the Beautiful 3 times.

MALLORY ADAMS was in two short films: Not So Sure and Sealed With a Rose.

JESSICA HOLT recorded a radio commercial for Milk.

AMANDA KUKKOLA and CODY BALLENTINE were cast in Paul Hoeprich's trailer for his feature film.

AMANDA KUKKOLA's video for Bully Buffer is now online.
JOHN REA is in the short film LA PREMIERE that took 2nd place at the Doorpost Film Festival.

RICH WALES shot an ASU student film entitled ABSENT CAUSE.  

VINCENT RUIZ plays Charlie Sheen in “20 MINUTES WITH THE PRESIDENT: http://blip.tv/file/2851757/.  

CHRISSY GERIK is in a new video:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPzJ3SmVCWg.  

SUSAN K. BRIGHAM (writer/director) is in pre-production for a short film: THE FENCESTITUTE.

 

STAGE

ELYSHA NEMETH and ROSS NEMETH appear in the BUTTERFLY'S DAY at Desert Stages Theatre through the end of March: 480.483.1664.

HEATHER CAMBANES is in Football: The Musical.

CINDY PRUETT was cast as Elaine in LAS OF THE RED HOT LOVERS.

ROLANDO ZEE is playing Jesus in the musical GODSPELL at Mesa Encore Theatre; it opens Jan 30th.

TED HERBIG and EJ DOHRING are in CRY, TIGER playing at the Phoenix Theatre's Little Theatre through January 11.

After that, EJ will be moving over to the mainstage in Phoenix Theatre's LES MISERABLES.

TIMOTHY CLAMPITT appeared in The EIGHT REINDEER MONOLOGUES in December.

RALEIGH PINSKEY is doing a one woman show (Splat!) as a part of the Phoenix Fringe Festival; performances are March 27-April 5.

JUDY EISENBERG is appearing in the Herberger Lunchtime Theatre production of A Boy Named Cesar through March 25.

ROLANDO ZEE is in rehearsals for Southwest Shakepseare's A Merchant of Venice.

EJ DOHRING is in Phoenix Theatre's LES MISERABLES.

ROLANDO ZEE performs in Southwest Shakepseare's A Merchant of Venice through this Saturday.

DIANE SENFFNER played Vi the preacher's wife in Footloose at MAC.

KAREN LEWSADER sang the National Anthem for a Coyotes/Padres hockey game. She sang a solo for the Bellevue Heights Annual Gospel Sing in March.

MITCH ETTER and RICH WALES were both cast in The Seduction of God Almighty at Space 55. It opens May 14.

MICHELLE ALLEN was cas in The Visit; it plays May 18-28 at the Herberger Performance Outreach Theater. The Pandora Festival features a number of Verve actors including

JUDITH TOBEY (producer), PAT TINNEY (The Real West), MALLORY ADAMS (Father Knows Best) and AARON SEEVER (Deliberation).

CATHY CAPOZZOLI reads her poetry on May 21 at 7 pm for the Phoenix Poetry Series at Mama Java's Coffeehouse on Indian School Road. She also read her work in April at "Poetry at the Puppet Theatre" at the Great Arizona Pupper Theater and at "Sonoran Bard Poetry Night" at Bards Books.

AMANDA MELBY is directing Devorah Medwin's "Pooh 2" at Theatre Artists Studio in June.

MITCH ETTER is appearing in THE GARDENER at Space 55.

MICHELLE ALLEN appeared in THE VISIT at the Herberger Lunchtime Theatre in May.

CHRISSY GERIK starred in ON THE JUMP in May.

ALEX THEISEN acted and directed in a Oct Act Play at Horizon High School in May.

KAYLA COVERT is appearing in SNOW WHITE at Theatre Works.

The Pandora Festival featured a number of Verve actors including JUDITH TOBEY (Cheap Food and Sex), PAT TINNEY (The Real West), ASHLEY FAULKNER, MALLORY ADAMS (Father Knows Best, Evol; Love, The Phase, The Proposal) and AARON SEEVER (Deliberation).

KRISTA GIFFIN stars in ROSEMARY WITH GINGER at the 78th Street Theatre Lab in New York.

CATHY CAPOZZOLI read her poetry in May for the Phoenix Poetry Series at Mama Java's Coffeehouse on Indian School Road.

JUDITH TOBEY appeared in THE GUY FROM 1992 at the DRAMATISTS GUILD reading last Friday.

MALLORY ADAMS was cast as Audrey in LEADING LADIES at Mesa Encore Theatre; it opens in September; DIANE SENFFNER produces.

ELYSHA NEMETH appears as Pepper in the Fountain Hills Community Theatre production of ANNIE WARBUCKS through July 12 (480) 837-9661 x3.

KRISTA GIFFIN stars in THE PHEASANT by Paul Cohen in New York.

MITCH ETTER and HEATHER CAMBANES have been cast in the David Mamet Project at Theatre Artists Studio August 20-30.

DANIELLE GONSOWSKI plays multiple roles in Talk Radio at ChryoArts; it opens August 27 and runs through September 11. JUDITH TOBEY reprised her roles in A Boy Named Ceasar in July.

MITCH ETTER was cast as the Chief of Police in TheatreWorks’ Sly Fox October 16-November 1.

PETE KELLY is in the band Metal Elvis and plays August 14 at Club Red: www.Myspace.com/MetalElvis.

JUDITH TOBEY is in MIGHTY VANDALS at Herberger Lunchtime Theatre through September 24.

ELYSHA and ROSS NEMETH appeared in The Ugly Duckling at Desert Stages. ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in Rebel Without A Cause at Central Community Theatre.

KAYLA COVERT was cast in the chorus of Oliver! at TheatreWorks.

CATHY CAPOZZOLI had a busy summer of poetry readings, including May 21st at the Phoenix Poetry Series and July 17th in Port Townsend, Washington.  Her fall readings include:  Glendale Community College, September 8th and Words in the Alley, also in Glendale, on September 15th.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was is in Rebel Without A Cause at Central Community Theatre; it closes October 4. She was also cast as Juror #4 in Twelve Angry Jurors at GCC.

KAYLA COVERT is in Oliver! through October 4 at TheaterWorks. Next she appears in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, also at TheaterWorks.

MITCH ETTER, Arizona's busiest actor, was cast as Father Christmas/The Emperor in FATHER CHRISTMAS AND THE SNOW QUEEN at Theatre Artists Studio, closes out his role as the Chief of Police in TheatreWorks’ Sly Fox this weekend and steps into SMELL OF THE KILL.

KAYLA COVERT is in NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD at TheaterWorks.

ROLANDO ZEE continues his seven week run in SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS at Hale Center Theatre. He also just got cast in iTheatre Collaborative's INDIVISIBLE opening in March.

MALLORY ADAMS was cast as a lead on LOVE LETTERS.

RICH WALES was cast in UNNECESSARY FARCE.

GEORGE BUFFORD is in A CHRISTMAS STORY.

 

TELEVISION

JANIE BARNES shot three web commercials for a book publisher.

AMANDA MELBY and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF were cast in a commercial for Culver's Restaurants. It shoots next week.

AMANDA MELBY, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and CAMILLE NIGHTHORSE just shot a Casino Arizona commercial.

ASHLEY FAULKNER and MALLORY ADAMS were in an Industrial for Women in Crisis; DIANE SENFFNER directed.

ELIZABETH ECKEL booked a Mazda commercial that shot in October.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF just booked a TOSTITOS commercial! A

MANDA MELBY, JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and CAMILLE NIGHTHORSE can be seen in the Casino Arizona commercial airing now (Cash In On That!).

JESSICA HOLT appeared in a DES web commercial; DIANE SENFFNER produced. 

BOB DIGGS appeared in a web commercial that DIANE SENFFNER produced.  

KAY BARRY shot a commercial for Taco Time (an Oregon based restaurant).  

 

PRINT

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF did a print campaign for a spa in Tucson.

 

CONGRATS

PAT TINNEY, MALLORY ADAMS and JOSSTYN REDDULA all signed with Dani's Agency last month.

ELIZABETH VALASEK got married on Christmas Day!

ALEXANDRA HENDERSON just released her Holiday and Classical Music Album. It is available now at http://www.alexandrahenderson.com/Resume-headshot.html 

KAREN LEWSADER signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency.

ASHLEY FAULKNER signed with Leighton Agency.

DAMON THOMAS signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency.

MICHELLE ALLEN was nominated for Best Actress for the GCC Drama Club for her work in The Laramie Project.

MITCH ETTER was admitted to membership at Theatre Artists Studio.

RACHEL AVIVA and DAVID O'DONNELL just moved to Los Angeles. Good luck!

ROLANDO ZEE was nominated for the MET Award for Best Lead Actor for his work as Jesus in GODSPELL.

ROLANDO ZEE was just nominated for a ZONI Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Contracted Play - The Merchant of Venice!

KAYLA COVERT was nominated for a ZONI for Hair/Make-up for the Wizard of Oz.

AUBREY RICE was nominated for a Zoni for leading actress in a children's play.

KAYLAN TORRES signed with the Leighton Agency.

The A3F announced the results of the Actor/Actress Challenge: Top 10 – JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF and SALLY ANN FRANCIS and Honorable Mention – ASHLEY FAULKNER and ALEXANDRA HENDERSON. The Top 10 Performances are live on the MyStudio website through September 20 for a Public Vote.

The A3F announced the results of the Actor/Actress Challenge: congrats to JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF for winning the Judge's first place prize!

ASHLEY FAULKNER joins the IFP/PHX staff as the Middle/High School Program Assistant.
CAROL GIBSON joins the IFP/PHX Executive Staff as the Children's Program Director.


2008

FILM

NEVEEN ALBA shot a role in the feature film RUNNING ON EMPTY.

JAKE'S CORNER (Amanda Melby was in) will premiere at the Sedona Film Festival February 27-March 2, 2008.

CHRIS HAYS is in the short film CANNIBAL LAND.

JACOB BRIGGS is in the short film PLANT LIFE.

LAWANNH CURRY is in the student film GEOMETRON.

JAKE'S CORNER will play the Phoenix Film Festival Friday, April 4 - get your tickets right away!

RYAN DROBEL booked three short films: MULTIPLE, SECONDS and COCAINE AND CARS.

HEATHER CAMBANES is in the short EXPIRATION DATE.

AMANDA MELBY's (Kari) film JAKE'S CORNER played to sold-out crowds at the Phoenix Film Festival.

RYAN DROBEL was cast in a new short film called THE COUNCIL.

AMANDA MELBY was cast in a small role in Marco Santiago's short film FALLEN HERO.

MICHELLE ALLEN was cast in an industrial film for Driven Engineering.

LAWANNAH CURRY was cast in GEOMETRON that played recently at the Zaki Gordon Film Festival in Sedona.

AARON SEEVER shot a short at SCC called BLUE VELVET.

RYAN DROBEL was cast in an indie film called HUMAN LIKE YOU with his father.

JAYME DAVIS produced a student short documentary film called A HISTORY OF SKATEBOARDING which screened at the Zaki Gordon Institute Film Festival.

CHRIS HAYS stars in a 16mm short called HER SPECIAL DAY.

MADISON STEVENS was in the Oscar-winning film THE SAVAGES which is now out on DVD; she's in the scene set in Sun City.

KAREN LEWSADER was cast in a murder-mystery webisode.

AARON SEEVER played the lead in an SCC short called PARADIGM and a supporting role in a feature SURVIVE THE DAY.

CHRIS HAYS has gone viral! He appears in a election year spoof now making e-mail rounds: http://www.imvotingrepublican.com/. CRIS and CODY RANKIN also appear in it.

HEATHER CAMBANES was in Bivas Biswas' 48-Hour short film, MITCH THE BITCH, that screening July 31 and August 1. He also cast her in his upcoming short THE SECRETS.

Both JAKE'S CORNER (AMANDA MELBY) and NETHERBEAST, INC. (AMANDA MELBY, JOHN SCHILE and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF) will play at local Harkins Theatres in September. Jake's will play at 6 theatres starting September 5 and Netherbeast will play exclusively at Valley Art in Tempe starting September 12.

JENNIFER DATILLIO been cast in "I'm Voting Democrat" - a spoof now playing online. CAROL GIBSON been cast as the doctor in Garage Dweller and for a small role in The Rabbit.

AMANDA KUKKOLA is going to play the part of a 13 year old teenage daughter, Rayann in a film called Persistence of Vision.

LAWANNAH CURRY booked a supporting role in Sacraments, a short film.

MADDIE STEVENS co-starred in a student made film for her school which won an award at the Phoenix Film Festival. She appeared in The Fibonacci Code: A Math Mystery that recently played on Cox Channel 99 and Qwest Channel 20, Know 99. It is also playing at the Geneva Film Festival in Geneva, IL on November 8 and has played at the Harkins Theater Cine Capri, Scottsdale and Harkins Arts Theater in Tempe. ALEX HENDERSON plays a singer in the Sam Mendes film was was shot here a few months ago. Look for it in theatres in March.

JAKE'S CORNER (Amanda Melby plays Kari) plays in Florida, Chicago and Delaware in November.

HOLLY BENSCOTER, AMANDA MELBY and LAURA DURANT were all cast in Randy Forte's short film DARKNESS OF LIGHT. It shoots in January.

JAKE'S CORNER (Amanda Melby plays Kari) plays at the downtown Independent Theatre in Los Angeles Dec 10-16. http://www.jakescornerthemovie.com/

ALEX HENDERSON appeared in a 72-Hour film: www.thea3f.net/events/72hour/theater/adopt.mov. It won Best Drama and Best Acting at the Almost Famous Film Festival.

 

 

 

STAGE

RAZEL WOLF is understudying 5 roles in THE OLDEST PROFESSION at Algonquin; it plays Jan 4-Jan 20.

HEATHER CAMBANES is in EXTREMITIES at Theatre Works; it runs Feb 21-March 9.

AMANDA MELBY appears in the World Premiere of RIDING TO BETHLEHEM at Theatre Artists Studio.

VI FLATEN is in HELLO DOLLY at the Broadway Palm Feb 14-April 6.

JACOB BRIGGS and ROLANDO ZEE are in SMCC's production of OTHELLO; it runs April 17-20, 2008. ROLANDO also appears the the 50's MALT SHOP REVISITED at the Herberger Lunchtime Theatre March 11-27 AND THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL at the Arizona Women's Theatre Co March 7-22.

NEO MARTINSON is in A LITTLE BIT OF BROADWAY at Desert Stages Theatre in March.

CAROL GIBSON and JANIE BARNES are in POLICHICKS March 8: 602.274.2881.

AMANDA MELBY stars with Patti Davis-Suarez in the two-woman show COLLECTED STORIES April 18-27 at Theatre Artists Studio.

VI FLATEN is in PYGMALIAN at Southwest Shakespeare Company through April 19;   (480) 644-6500.

KRISTA GIFFIN appears in her first New York City production: the musical TEENAGE CHRONICLES.

ELYSHA NEMETH is busy: she plays Allegro in CINDERELLA at Desert Stages and Amaryllis in ABT's production of MUSIC MAN from June 13-August 3.

MADISON STEVENS is in DO RE MI performing songs from JOSEPH...and YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN on May 17 at Scottsdale Center for the Arts.

ROLANDO ZEE is performing in 1950s MALT SHOP REVISITED for the Durant benefit on May 10.

HOLLY BENSCOTER and SIERRAH SHRIENER star in their school production of A CHILD'S DAY IN CAESER'S ROME on May 14.

AMANDA MELBY got a stellar review from the PHOENIX NEW TIMES for COLLECTED STORIES April 18-27 at Theatre Artists Studio.

HEATHER CAMBANES is in BREAKING LEGS with Mesa Encore Theatre June 5-15.

MARK CLEMENTE directed BAREFOOT IN THE PARK through July 6 at Desert Stages.

JANIE BARNES and CAROL GIBSON appeared in FUTURE FEATURES, a benefit for Cast Off Cokers and the Mill Dog Rescue.

JACOB BRIGGS received a scholarship for the SHAKESPEARE SEDONA INSTITUTE summer program.

REBECCA ASHER appears as Lumiere in Valley of the Sun Jewish Community Center's production of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST.

JAYME DAVIS and DEE RICH were in Theatre Artists Studio's 10-minute play festival; they were in DRIFTING by Kim Porter.

NEO and ECO MARTINSON were cast in JUNGLE BOOK 2 at Desert Stages.

NEVEEN ALBA reprised her role in DEMONS.

AARON SEEVER and JUDITH EISENBERG reprised their roles in a short play.

ASHLEY FAULKNER was cast in HOW TO BE A SUCCESSFUL TEENAGER...it plays August 14-16 at 7 pm at Matlin Studios.

MADDIE STEVENS played the Narrator in Matlin Studios Teen Theater production of "How To Be A Successful Teenager" - The story of what happened when Dick and Jane Grew Up. 

KRISTA GIFFIN is appearing in Happy Hour in New York City.

ROLANDO ZEE booked the parts of The Duke of Venice & Salerio in Southwest Shakespeare Company's The Merchant of Venice; it runs in April.

VI FLATEN plays Phebe in Southwest Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT trough October 11.

HEATHER CAMBANES appeared in KLEO THE KAT at the Kerr Center the last weekend in September.

LISA FEENEY was cast in the Matlin Studio production of Eleemonsynary. It opened October 31st.

MICHELLE ALLEN is appearing in THE LARAMIE PROJECT at Glendale Community College; it runs November 14, 15, 20, 21 & 22 - 7:30 p.m and November 16 - 2:00 p.m.

GREG RENFRO is in a play called Sin at Chyro Arts. .

ELYSHA NEMETH stars as Annie (select performances) at Desert Stages Theatre Nov 21 – Dec 19.

ROLANDO ZEE got cast in the musical GODSPELL as the lead role of Jesus.  It opens Jan 30th at Mesa Encore Theatre.

ROLANDO ZEE will perform with the Voices choir at Carnegie Hall on Jan 19th. 

KAREN LEWSADER was cast in DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THE MUSICAL.

HEATHER CAMBANES performs in COYOTE DREAMS: AN ARIZONA CHRISTMAS on Fridays and Saturdays at Encore Room at Arizona Broadway Theater December 5th - 28th (week of Christmas off). Tickets and more info: www.darknightproductions.us

TED HERBIG was cast in CRY, TIGER which will play at the Phoenix Theatre in January.

THEATRE ARTISTS STUDIO performs SEASONINGS! SWEET AND SPICY SHORTS FOR THE HOLIDAY SEASON, a collection of 10-minute plays that celebrate the holidays. All six plays were written by members of The Studio's Writers' Circle. December 5-14.  DEE RICH directs one of the plays.

 

TELEVISION

NEVEEN ALBA shot an industrial video for US Airways.

LAWANNAH CURRY's commercial for Diva Sedona keeps running.

As does AMANDA MELBY's Cox Cable spot!

AMANDA MELBY booked the guest-star role of Dorri in the Spike TV pilot S.I.S.

NEO MARTINSON was cast in a National MDA commercial that will start airing in August prior to the telethon.

Rumor has it that S.I.S. will air in August in Spike TV (AMANDA MELBY played Dorri), but the website doesn't have the air time. Keep checking and don't miss Amanda's primetime national television debut! http://www.spike.com/network/spike

TED HERBIG, LAWANNAH CURRY and MATT ROSIN all booked the same Cox  Commercial.

RYAN DROBEL booked a commercial for proposition 102 and one for a crash simulation. 

LAWANNAH CURRY booked a Fort McDowell Commercial.

The "Choose Wisely" commercial for Cox that Amanda, Gene Ganssle and James Leatherman appeared in is nominated for a Rocky Mountain Emmy. Producers are up for the award.

 

PRINT

LAWANNAH CURRY shot a print ad for Sedona Cancer Center that appeared in PRESCOTT WOMAN.

AMANDA MELBY just shot a campaign for Nationwide Insurance.

 

CONGRATS

ROLANDO ZEE joined the SCREEN ACTORS GUILD (SAG)!

AMANDA KUKKOLA shot a trailer for a book last year and now the publisher is having a contest to meet her for the readers!

AMANDA MELBY was given the 2008 Layne Award on April 27 by the Arizona Entertainment Alliance. The 5th Annual Layne award was presented for dedication and work in the Entertainment Industry in Arizona.  The award is named after legendary Phoenix actor and teacher Elayne Stein. 

Congrats to RYAN DROBEL on his acceptance to the 2008 SCC Summer Conservatory Program.

Congrats to RYAN DROBEL and MICHELLE ALLEN on signing with Dani's Agency!

MIKAELA WISE just graduated from Paradise Valley High School.

Congrats to VICTORIA LIPMAN on signing with Dani's Agency!

CORBIN REESE just graduated from Chaparral High School.

Congrats to MITCH ETTER and GENE GANSSLE on their AriZoni nominations!

MITCH ETTER was awarded the AriZONI award for Best Guest Actor in a play for her performance with Mesa Community College in PROOF. For all the winners, click here.

LAWANNAH CURRY signed with S.I.M. Agency.

PHYRE KIMBLE got accepted into the Vancouver Film School and will be leaving December 27th.  It's a big deal as only a select few get in and she was one of them!
LAWANNAH CURRY published an article in the October Issue of YOUR HEALTH.


2007

FILM

BLAISE MUNRO was cast in the short film ANGEL ON BEAKER STREET.

MICHAEL MACGILLIVRAY acted in TED HERBIG's short film TEST DRIVE.

NEVEEN ALBA premiered three short films - DECEIT, DOWNSIZED and THORS HAMMER. She is now filming STAR POWER, a feature.

LISA FEENEY worked in JOLENE and as a PA in PERIPHERY.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF has a lead in THE BLACKSMITH AND THE CARPENTER, a short that premieres at the AZ Student Film Festival on Feb 10.

AMANDA MELBY and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF appear in the feature NETHERBEAST, INC. It premieres at the AFI Dallas International Film Festival March 30 and 31.

AARON SEEVER acted in the short film CHIEF; it plays at the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival.

ROLANDO ZEE stars in the short film VIRTUE. It plays March 3 at the 2007 Peoria Film Festival.

LAWANNAH CURRY is shooting a short: THE AFFIRMATION.

TED HERBIG played the lead in a short: SWEAR JAR.

LAWANNAH CURRY's short THE AFFIRMATION premieres at the Zaki Gordon Institute Film Festival in Sedona in May.

AMANDA MELBY shoots Adam and Donovan Montierth's (2007 Best Short film winners at the Phoenix Film Festival) short THE SECRET OF LIFE this week.

LISA FEENEY has wrapped a few student films: ANOMALY by REM Productions, FORGIVENESS by Trippi Productions, BREAKING POINT by Ify Osahar, and PAYDAY by Elder Productions.

AMANDA MELBY shoots a supporting role (Kari) in the feature film JAKE'S CORNER in Payson and Phoenix this week.

JAYME DAVIS has wrapped a feature film: BOUND; it shot in Sedona.

JOHN DOMINGUEZ acted in a film called AMERICAN BOMBER.

AMANDA MELBY shot a supporting role (Denise Franks) in the feature film FAREWELL DARKNESS in Phoenix this week.

ROLANDO ZEE, NEVEEN ALBA and CORBIN REESE also appeared in it.

AMANDA KUKKOLA, ALEX THEISEN, MEG McCAULEY, CORBIN REESE and BRIAN KINTZER starred in Verve Studios' HOMECOMING IN HD that was shot as a part of the Teens Acting in Film camp; VICTORIA LIPMAN served as Script Supervisor.

ROLANDO ZEE plays the CP Instructor in the short THE EXECUTIONER, shooting now. He also is scheduled to shoot the role of Ryan in the film RIPPLE in August.

JANIE BARNES (Broken Computer Lady) and CAROL GIBSON (Anna) are shooting SIX SHOOTER now.

CAROL GIBSON also just had a premiere for TURQUOISE ROSE in July.

NATALIE WETTA worked on an NYU student project - a scene from BURN THIS.

AMANDA KUKKOLA got cast in the lead for a trailer for a book. CHRIS HAYS and ELI GODFREY shot the film CONVENIENCE.

JANIE BARNES wrapped her role as a barmaid in the film UNUSUAL SCUM.

CAROL GIBSON was in TURQUOISE ROSE that had a run at Harkins' Valley Art Theatre.

CHRISSY GERIK wrapped a student short film called PROTECTION; she was also cast in a short called HELL ON THE BORDER.

TED HERBIG is busy in December shooting the films FADED FLOWERS, SOONER OR LATER, RUNNING ON EMPTY, LOST LOVE and GOLF BALLS in November and December! His short THE EXECUTIONER recently played at the International Horror and Sci-Fi Film Festival.

RAZEL WOLF also stars in FADED FLOWERS shooting in December.

AMANDA KUKKOLA starred in a trailer for a new book. Click here to watch it.

AARON SEEVER and ELI GODFREY are shooting CANNIBAL LAND and THE MISGUIDED SYMPATHIES OF FLOWERS this month. AARON's film CHIEF recently played ay IFP/PHX's Cinema Lounge and he was in Doug Allen's 24-Hour Film Challenge film.

JAYME DAVIS stars in VANQUISH; it premiered October 30 as part of the Sedona Film Festival's preview series.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF's film THE BLACKSMITH AND THE CARPENTER plays at Big Easy Short Festival, Taos Shortz Film Festival and Orlando Film Festival in October.

MADISON STEVENS attended the Arizona premiere of THE SAVAGES starring Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman on Nov 5.

 

STAGE

ROLANDO ZEE starred in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at NV Playhouse. 

CAROLINE WAGNER has been cast in SCC's musical SWEET CHARITY as the dance hall hostess, dance captain and ensemble. It will be performed in February.

KRISTA GIFFIN had her first class performance in Larry Silverberg's School for Film and Television in NYC.

BARBIE HUNSECKER was cast in Theatre Works' THE ENCHANTED COTTAGE.

JOHN SCHILE is performing in Black Theater Troupe's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM.

CAROLINE WAGNER has been accepted into the American Academy of Dramatic Arts' summer program.

AMI ANGELOWICZ directs BE AGRESSIVE at the Homestead Playhouse March 9 and 10: 480.585.1641.

ROLANDO ZEE is in WELL; it opens April 5. He is also rehearsing MIDLIFE MADNESS that opens in May at the Desert Rose Dinner Theatre.

HEATHER CAMBANES is in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM playing Helena.

NEVEEN ALBA, ZEE GRIGSBY and LAWANNAH CURRY are in DEMONS; it opens April 18 at ASU West.

AMI ANGELOWICZ directs a James Bond themed Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on Sat June 2 from 6:30-10 at the Homestead Playhouse in DC Ranch. Open martini bar and 5-course meal included: 480.585.1641 or ami.angelowicz@dcranch.com.

ELLIOT STILES-SCHMIDT is appearing in a different murder-mystery play!

VI FLATEN is appearing in THE LIFE at the Herberger Theatre through June 3.

NEIL LEVY plays "Ticky" in Theatre Works' production of THE NERD at the Peoria Theatre July 12-22.

KRISTA GIFFIN had her final performace for the NY studio she is at on June 18. She'll also be appearing in an original musical this summer in NYC.

ELYSHA NEMETH attended an open call for the tour of ANNIE in NYC and made it through four cuts down to 30 girls! ELYSHA also will be performing in the opening number of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Camp Broadway!

CHRISSY GERIK was cast as Mina in North Valley Playhouse's production of DRACULA.

HEATHER CAMBANES plays Titania in LOVE'S MANY FACES: A NEW LOOK AT A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM July 11 and 12 at 7 at Theatre 4301.

MICHAEL MACGILLIVRAY was cast as a lead in a production of MARAT/SADE; it opens August 10.

KEITH THOMPSON appeared in GOD'S FAVORITE July 26-28. CHRISSY GERIK is rehearsing the role of Mina in North Valley Playhouse's production of DRACULA.

VI FLATEN plays Anita in Theater Works' production of WEST SIDE STORY at the Peoria Theatre August 31-Sept 22.

RACHAEL REDLEAF is cast in the MUSIC MAN and Desert Stages.

AMANDA MELBY plays Helena (A Midsummer Night's Dream) and Lady Percy (Henry IV, Part 1) in SHAKESPEARE's FRIENDS at the Theatre Artists Studio on FRIDAY, September 28, 7:30 pm (one show only!). 602-765-0120 for tickets.

TED HERBIG appeared in TIPLER'S TORMENT at North Phoenix Repertory Players.

AYA NAMETH was cast as Abigail in the CRUCIBLE at her High School.

ELYSHA NEMETH has been cast as Amaryllis in THE MUSIC MAN at Scottsdale Desert Stages; it runs through November 4, 2007.

KEITH THOMPSON was cast in BE AGGRESSIVE at Arizona Women's Theatre; it opens October 12.

ROLANDO ZEE is in HOORAY FOR THE HOLDAYS at North Valley Playhouse December 7-15, 2007.

HEATHER CAMBANES stepped into the role of Lucy in the production of DRACULA at NV Playhouse for the last two weekends.

PETE KELLY appeared in BEYOND THERAPY.

CAROLINE WAGNER plays Julia Craven in Shaw's THE PHILANDERER at SCC through November 10.

HEATHER CAMBANES was cast in LOVE, SEX and the IRS and CatNic Community Theatre; it plays Dec 14-16, 2007.

VI FLATEN is in METAMORPHOSES at Nearly Naked Theatre [3] until December 22 (adult content); she got a great mention in the AZ Republic's review.

ELYSHA NEMETH was cast as Biekle in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the ARIZONA BROADWAY THEATRE; January 11-March 2, 2008. She is also a featured soloist in the Children's Chorus for LA BOHEME with the Phoenix Metropolitan Opera December 21 & 23.

 

TELEVISION

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF co-hosts with AMANDA MELBY on the January 10, January 24, February 28 and April 4 episodes of SCREEN WARS; she also acts in the opening homage on January 10.

VICTORIA LIPMAN and AARON SEEVER appear with AMANDA MELBY in the opening homage on SCREEN WARS on January 17.

NEVEEN ALBA co-hosts with AMANDA on the February 21 episode.

LAWANNAH CURRY and MELISSA HARBAN appear with AMANDA in the opening homage on February 28.

VICTORIA LIPMAN, LAWANNAH CURRY, LISA FEENEY, and CAROLINE WAGNER appear with

AMANDA MELBY in the homage on March 21.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF stars in a film that airs on that episode. ROLANDO ZEE acts with AMANDA on the March 28 episode.

LISA FEENEY worked on HIDDEN PALMS.

TED HERBIG shot a commercial for The Meal Factory.

ROLANDO ZEE shot a commercial for APS.

AMANDA MELBY shot a commercial for Cox Cable.

LOGAN (CHRISSY GERIK'S son) is in a Heinz commercial contest: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9pj3IYP0h8.

RAZEL WOLF has a spot for Del Webb running.

HEATHER CAMBANES shot a commercial for DOLCE SALON AND SPA.

 

PRINT

LAWANNAH CURRY booked a print ad for Barbeques Galore. LAWANNAH CURRY is in an ad for Diva Sedona now in the SEDONA MONTHLY magazine.

 

CONGRATS

Congrats to LISA FEENEY for recently signing with SIM Agency!

HEATHER CAMBANES was accepted into the Scottsdale Community College Conservatory for the second time; it runs June 4-July 15.

ANN SPADE-SMITH won Best Ensemble Acting and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF won Best Actress at the 2007 SCREEN WARS Awards.

AMANDA MELBY won a Copper Wing Award for Board Member of the Year at the Phoenix Film Festival.

TED HERBIG and HEATHER CAMBANES recently signed with Leighton Agency.

NEVEEN ALBA, CHRISSY GERIK, and AARON SEEVER recently signed with Dani's Agency.

SAVANNAH SAPPINGTON performed in the Phoenix Music Teachers Association Voice Recital and also in Freedom Academy's end-of-the-year Talent Show.

JOHN DOMINGUEZ recently signed with Ford/Robert Black Agency.

AMI ANGELOWICZ was hired as a producer with Harbor Entertainment, a Broadway production company.

ROLANDO ZEE was recently nominated for an Arizoni award for his lead role in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION. JEANA WHITAKER (Artistic Director) was also nominated for directing A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE at North Valley Playhouse.

AMANDA MELBY was nominated for 2 EMMY awards - as the Producer of SCREEN WARS for the ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT PROGRAM category and as actor in the ON-CAMERA TALENT PERFORMER category.

LAURA DURANT was also nominated in that category and JENNIFER PFAZLGRAFF was nominated in the ON-CAMERA TALENT PROGRAM HOST/MODERATOR category. The Awards Ceremony will be held on October 6, 2007.

ROLANDO ZEE WON an Arizoni award for his lead role in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION! Way to go Rolando!

KRISTA GIFFIN auditioned and got accepted to Suzanne Shepherd's class in New York City.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF welcomed a new baby boy on November 2.

ELYSHA NEMETH will be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Opening number with Camp Broadway.

ROLANDO ZEE was elected to the Phoenix local Board of Directors for AFTRA.


2006

FILM

JOHN DOMINGUEZ and MATT ELLINGSON both appeared in films last week at the Phoenix Film Foundation/IFP's 3rd annual 48-Hour Film Challenge.

AARON SEEVER had the lead in Brian Pulido's film CHIEF. He also wrote and directed a family film with his uncle: www.youtube.com (type in Tio and Naven).

NEEVEN ALBEDIWA worked three days on THE KINGDOM, now shooting in the East Valley. She also has a three minute film playing on www.theproject.tv. It's called 3-minute Disaster and you can watch and vote.

ROLANDO ZEE worked one day on Angel Ruiz's film BONDAGE. He'll also be working on Thursday as an FBI agent on THE KINGDOM.

TIFFANY HORNBACK, NICK HILDEBRANDT and ELYSHA NEMETH appeared in Amanda Melby's first short film (as director!) in July.

MICHAEL BLATCHFORD was cast in the short STICKS OF FURY, 2 short student films at Alpha Pacific Institute and another at Collins College.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF was cast in Bruce Dellis' latest short film.

JAMES PENLAND is casting for his first short film GYM WORLD.

JOHN DOMINGUEZ shot his part in the feature Legions on July 1. 

MATT ELLINGSON starts shooting for his feature The Domain this month also.

JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF was cast in the features A PLACE OF DARKNESS (shot in Tucson in September) and JOLENE (shoots in October).

JESILYN FIGEROA worked four days on THE KINGDOM. JOHN DOMINGUEZ worked on DENIAL, a short film directed by Roze.

AMANDA MELBY and JOHN SCHILE were cast in FRESHMAN: THE 13th GRADE.

MADISON STEVENS, was cast in the feature-film THE SAVAGES.  She worked 2 days in a scene with Laura Linney, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Guy Boyd and Debra Monk. 

ALEXANDRA HENDERSON was cast in two short films and wrapped production last month on both: Fractured Life and Grief. 

JOHN DOMINGUEZ has been cast as the Office Manager in the feature Legions.  It shoots in July. 

MATT ELLINGSON was cast as a lead in the feature The Domain.  It also shoots in July.

 

STAGE

DREW DAVIS is performing as Hal in PROOF at IsWhatItIs Theatre this weekend only (Thu-Sat 8 pm) at Fountain Hills Theatre.

LEEANN INFRANCO and MATTHEW ROZ ROSARIO concluded their excellent performances in the dreamer examines his pillow. 

EJ DOHRING had the lead (Bugsy) in Valley Youth Theatre's summer production of BUGSY MALONE. He also spent all month at the Stagedoor Manor Performing Arts Training Center in New York.

HEATHER CAMBANES was just cast as Rebecca (the lead!) in MOONLIGHT AND VALENTINO at NV Playhouse. 

ELYSHA NEMETH is in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Desert Stages Theatre.

LEEANN INFRANCO and MATTHEW ROZ ROSARIO will appear in John Patrick Shanley's the dreamer examineshis pillow starting July 15 (480.313.9901). 

HEATHER CAMBANES continues her second month of SCC's summer conservatory.

HEATHER CAMBANES closed STAR SPANGLED GIRL at Mesa Encore Theatre.  

ASHLEY KING is in THE WIZ at StarLight Community Theatre.

PHYRE KIMBLE is in rehearsals for YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU.

ROLANDO ZEE is performed in LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY at South Mountain Community College.   

ELYSHA NEMETH was cast as Baby June in GYPSY at Desert Stages Theatre; it runs through October 15.

EJ DOHRING was cast as Edmond in the musical THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA at Valley Youth Theatre. It opens October 13.

CHRISSY GERIK is performing in LAST SUMMER AT BLUEFISH COVE through October 14.

VICTORIA LIPMAN was cast in STAGE DOOR; rehearsals start in October.

LEEANN INFRANCO also wrapped a run of the Desk Set in April. 

HEATHER CAMBANES recently appeared in two shows: as Candy in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at NVC Playhouse and in a lead role in the new play Faces on Milkboxes.  Congrats to Heather also on her acceptance into SCC’s summer conservatory. 

GEOFF BALDOVIN appeared as Antonio in Much Ado About Nothing at his High School.

 

TELEVISION

VICTORIA LIPMAN, LAWANNAH CURRY, LISA FEENEY, CAROLINE WAGNER, AARON SEEVER, ROLANDO ZEE and JENNIFER PFALZGRAFF all worked with Amanda on SCREEN WARS (starts airing in January) in November.

LAWANNAH CURRY's Del Webb commercial aired on NBC this past weekend during the Golf tournament. NEEVEN ALBA shot the pilot for her television show. ROLANDO ZEE was cast in Dynamicfilm's 48-Hour commercial challenge.

GREG RENFRO was cast in a pilot.

LAWANNAH CURRY played Loretta Bowersock in the re-enactment of the real-life Arizona murder case.  The show will be aired on COURT-TV – National later this summer. 

NEEVEN ALBEDIWA has been hired as a reporter for MCTV (Channel 11/Cox 115) and as a co-host for a cooking show.  The cooking show will start taping in September. 

LAUREN CLARK played one of Warren Jeffs' wives in the America's Most Wanted that recently aired.

 

CONGRATS

Congrats to LAWANNAH CURRY for recently signing with Leighton Agency!

Congrats to KRISTA GIFFIN on her upcoming move to NYC!

Congrats to new father TED HERBIG on the birth of his son Owen!

EJ DOHRING signed with Leighton Agency - congrats EJ!

SAVANNAH SAPPINGTON sang Once Upon a Dream in her school talent show.  She was chosen to be the opening act. 

CAMILLE STEFFEN was chosen to sing a scat solo in her choir’s performance of My Heart Belongs to Daddy.