HVT CASTING 1335 Willow St., Floor 2 Los Angeles, CA 90078 Office: 213-537-0907
Thank you for your past work with Hollywood TV Cops. Most of our talent has watched Hollywood TV Cops grow and expand as Hollywood TV Doctors and in recent months, Hollywood TV Soldiers. We are proud to announce that our new business name is HVT Casting (aka Hollywood and Vine Talent Casting). HVT Casting is the only casting office of its type in the world. While offering across the board casting for television, movies, commercials, music videos and print, HVT Casting is also the exclusive casting office for Hollywood TV Cops – Doctors – Soldiers. We also have our own in house inventory of wardrobe and vehicles enabling productions the option to book our “package” of actors, wardrobe and vehicles. Our special market niche has enabled us to direct cast speaking roles on about 70% of our projects in the past years. This last year, we saw a huge increase in direct castings of Day Player and Lead roles on both union and non-union projects. HVT Casting is launching an aggressive marketing campaign to increase our clientele in the areas of television, movies, commercials and print. Therefore, we’ll need to cast even more of the most professional talent in the industry.
We are seeking: 18 and over and minors with Coogan accounts and valid Work Permit; males and females of all ages and ethnicities, union and non-union.
Here is how to join the HVT Casting team: The Free Registration process requires: 1) Completion of Free Registration Form (18 and Over and Minor Registration forms are attached). 2) Submission of Free Registration Form and Photo to Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Upon receipt of your completed registration form and photo you will be eligible for casting through HVT Casting as an unendorsed talent. To become an HVT Casting Endorsed Talent, please visit our office for our in-house photo and slate video and sign our Talent Terms & Endorsement Agreement (attached). Our office hours for endorsement photos and slate video are Monday – Saturday 1 PM to 4 PM. There is a one-time $40 photo and video processing fee payable by cash, credit or debit card (please read the attached TALENT TERMS and ENDORSEMENT AGREEMENT for more details). We recommend taking our in-house photos in your wardrobe as well as photos in our police, medical or military wardrobe available at your session. Please feel free to reply to this email with any questions and/or submission of completed applicable forms and photos.
Great news: I am back into booking photoshoots with my small business, Randyll Wendl Photography. You can check out the NEW! website here at www.randyllwendlphoto.com. Someone who is also an artist saw my current body of work on the web and sent me a link to Henri Cartier. Street photography and candid images have always been interests of mine throughout my travels in Los Angles, New York, London, South America, Ireland, Montana, Black Rock City, NOLA etc. Currently, I am booking outdoor and in-studio portrait sessions for families, actors, models and musicians. I hope you enjoy myportfolio and share it with a friend or colleague in need of a great capture. Just in time before the holiday season.
Overall, I intend on creating work that has enough power to inspire and/or heal anyone who views my images. In front or behind the camera, I am here and grateful. My audience may be rich or poor, young or old, it will reach everyone.
For photography inquires please send e-mail to email@example.com and ask about special rates for Portraits and Events, thanks!
Tobey came into my life on a very significant day I won't ever forget. We were on a tour with ArtTable Inc at LACMA viewing the work of Noah Purifoy, and there she was sitting across from me at the luncheon table with her dear husband Alan. Being the youngest person involved in the womens non-profit organization, I had no idea what a prominent international art dealer Tobey is before she insisted I meet with her at her brick and mortar gallery. Once I got inside the space the very next day, I was amazed at the fact she's been selling prints from mostly American artists specializing in watercolors, drawings, painting and sculptures since 1 9 7 8. As we began to discuss the prospects of me assisting her with the galleries Social Media campaign, I quickly gathered what a knowledgable woman was standing before me handing me an opportunity I could have only imagined.
The holidays were over and it was Tuesday again in the gallery, and Tobey tells me that the The LA Fine Art Print Fair at Bonhams is on the rise and I must promote on Facebook. The Bonhams and Butterfields building on Sunset Blvd is one that I've noticed many times as I've frequently visit the Samuel French book store next door, not knowing what an important auction house it is today. Next thing I know Tobey's Frank Romero print is being raffled off to a winner at the reception and she invites me to assist her and Alan at the opening day event. This is where I obtain the absolute confirmation on what a special lady Tobey is as everyone who came to the booth whispered to me in my ear. "Please keep her with us for as long as possible," Bill Lasarow from ArtScene, who talked to Tobey past 8 o' clock when the doors were closing and Tobey's feet were throbbing, pleaded with me.
As I escorted Tobey and Alan out the front door, we saw that the Romero piece had gone to a happy winner. Everyone in the hallway spoke to Alan and Tobey like they were legends leaving the building... well, that's because they are a legendary duo, together and thriving since they came from Chicago to Hollywood sixty years ago.
LA’s art scene is on fire! You might think the opening of the Broad Museum is the only exciting thing happening this September in Downtown LA - but you are mistaken. There are now over 25 galleries in the DTLA Arts District, and ArtTable is going to give you the inside scoop. Join your fellow AT members for an adventurous, self-guided tour that will include exclusive exhibition walk-throughs and presentations by the following galleries: CB1, Night Gallery, Harmony Murphy, Ibid, Francois Ghebaly, 356 Mission and Mistake Room.
The day will start at Night Gallery, where we will arrange carpools for the day, and we will end our day at Zinc Cafe Market & Bar, where we can discuss the day's adventure over a no-host lunch. This will be a fun way to celebrate the end of summer, get to know your fellow AT members, and see new exhibitions in one of the hottest districts of LA.
DATE Saturday, September 26, 2015 10:00 - 2:00pm
FEE Members | $10 Guests | $15
DIRECTIONS Start: Night Gallery 2276 East 16th St. Los Angeles, CA 90021
Finish: Zinc Market & Bar 580 Mateo St. Los Angeles, CA 90013
Not only did I get to do a scene with Dolph Lundgren, I watched Michael Paré do some of his best acting work on this set. Very professionally done that he was awarded Best Actor at the 2015 Burbank International Film Festival last week. One day I was in the dressing room at Central City Stages when the make-up artist glued his ear wound to the side of his head. Paré sat in the actors chair, smiling and simply happy to be making movies. However this day was after the 2015 Oscars and Paré was admiring Eddie Redmayne who accepted his award for Best Actor the previous night. All I remember is Paré saying and feeling, "what a relief to win that award." He made me feel proud to work hard in this industry. Congratulations, Michael on a job well done. Hope one day to play some Tennessee Williams with you. Cheers to the whole team!
Check out our scenes on DVD U.S. release of '4GOT10' October 6th, 2015!
Happy July // Summer Is Here and I'm walking in my first fashion show! In honor of the big event I am launching a 25 day countdown on Instagram - be sure to Follow and check out all the exclusive Artist2Artist photos my team and I have been producing for you.
Documenting days leading to the initial photoshoot with Jonathan Chia, a fitting with the designer (annoucement later today of which clothing label I will be walking for!) and of course the big event in Downtown LA on July 26 @12PM. I'm so excited to be sharing this journey with you and thank you ahead of time for all the love and support! I wouldn't be where I am today without the Dreamers.
Be sure to dress to impress to the fashion show, it's a red carpet event and there is an open bar :) Here are the fine details as well as the link to buy your tickets in advance to the most excited event of the summer. . .
Yesterday I put my red dress on and drove over to Hollywood and Highland to celebrate the American Academy of Dramatic Arts 40th Graduation Ceremony at the very same place where the best of the business are honored every year for the Academy Awards. The Dolby Theatre was full of young actors - class of 2015 - ready to continue the journey to being a professional story teller. The highlight of the event was Actor, Director, Writer (The Notebook, Blow, Alpha Dog, The Hangover, the list is very long and impressive) NICK CASSAVESTES who spoke frankly about his experiences since graduating from AADA 35 years ago.
It wasn't until Cassavetes was 36 years old when he earned his first big paycheck from show business. Before his ultimate success he had experienced many highs and lows as a passionate artist. Which is what being an artist ultimately is about. In addition to having the ability to do whatever you want everyday when you wake up in the morning, and actually doing it. At 16 years old he had run away from home, causing trouble in the streets of New York City before entering the Academy where he reports behaving like he was the "cat's ass." Apparently, his confidence helped propel his efforts of breaking into the industry regardless of how broke he was while even going to far as to working as a janitor at Sear's in North Hollywood at one point of the journey. The journey, Cassavetes reiterates, is what being an actor is really about. The deep examination of the human condition. It's open soul surgery! Focus on the journey, not the destination.
Some additional pointers that Cassavetes lists off. . .. If you want to be an actor you need an agent - get your tools together (headshots, reel, website). Stay in good shape. Be friendly, but not too friendly, at your auditions. Keep expanding your network. Always be creating fresh content. Don't get discouraged.... in fact, what Cassavetes wanted the young graduates to know on their graduation day is that it takes courage to eliminate the fear we all innately have in life. Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
Although it was exciting to have such an honorable guest speaking at the graduation, I really found joy and truth in the final speech given by the class valedictorian Zada Clarke - the part about period underwear gave me a good chuckle. Ever at a loss for words when the socialites challenge your life's profession as an Actor, here's Clarke's brilliant rebuttal:
" So this is what you say to the cool person at the party who’s looking you up and down with a saucy smirk. Who is reducing your life’s passion into a bite sized stereotype. 'Pardon me, What I am doing was formed around the first campfire. I can fight a mean-ass fist fight without even hurting you! I know what kind of underwear was worn in every decade. The imaginary line is one I walk daily. I can raise the stakes so high, ain’t no one heard of medium-rare. Excuse me but while you text, I will just dance the minuet around you. I know what IPA is and it is not just a beer. I know how to speak like your ancestor, oh they’re from Ireland…no problem. I can recite language written over 400 years ago that still applies to what you say when you flirt with someone at a club. I can contort my face to that of a person fifty years my senior, learn how to express their regrets and their happiness’. Most of all I know what it is to explicate the soul. I can awaken you and at the same time awaken myself. What I do is essential to humanity. I am an actor, I tell our story.”