Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Timetravel_0 Loved at American Artist Film Festival

Timetravel_0 is loved greatly by the American Artist Film Festival held in Hannible MO. The town of Hannible gave the warmest welcome to Alder Sherwood (Producer/Actress) and Scott Norwood (Producer/Director) as they arrived to support the film Timetravel_0.

Scott Norwood was also interviewed by the Herald-Whig and the article can be seen at:

Check out Timetravel_0 at:

Director: Scott Norwood
Narrated: Kurt Kelly
Writer: Raphael Carlo
Executive Producer: Jeremiah Kaynor
Producer: Alder Sherwood
Genre: Sci-Fi
Category: Feature
Runtime: 72 min
Country: U.S.A.
Language: English
Color: Color
Company: Skucci Films
Do you believe in time travel? Do you believe in John Titor? Find out the Truth!
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Synopsis: TIMETRAVEL_0 is an extraordinary docudrama that follows Cris McCarthy as she explores the urban web legend of John Titor, the man that came from the future. Cris searches for evidence of Timetravel and John Titor's predictions of a massive civil war. In the process of her filming, her work was investigated by authorities and eventually confiscated by the government. Its recent release has allowed it to be edited and produced.                

See the trailer and more info at: http://www.timetravel0.com/

Check out the film that is shocking the world, Timetravel_0.
See the trailer and more info at: http://www.timetravel0.com/

Movie lovers get treat at film festival in Hannibal

Aspiring filmmakers, writers and directors got a chance Friday to talk to the men behind some of the films being shown this week in Hannibal, Mo., at the American Artist Film Festival. From left are "Crossed" director/editor Stolis Hadjicharalambous of Queens, N.Y., "Gordmin" filmmaker Jim Horwitz of St. Paul, Minn., and Scott Norwood of Knoxville, Tenn, who is showing his film "Timetravel." (H-W Photo/Michael Kipley

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Published: 9/25/2009 | Updated: 9/26/2009

Herald-Whig Staff Writer

HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Calling himself a glutton for punishment, Dave Klassen held up tickets for his second movie at the American Artist Film Festival and made plans to take in a third.
A film festival in America's Hometown, with screenings at B & amp;B Theatres Main Street Cinema 8, was exciting news to Klassen and his wife, Deidre.
"The opportunity to see independent films is just not available. It's pretty exciting to see something a little different," Deidre Klassen said. "I'd like to see a lot of them."
The festival -- held in Kansas City for four years and organized to allow independent filmmakers an opportunity to gain regional, national and international recognition and awards -- hopes to make Hannibal its permanent home.
"People can expect to see great films from new and up-and-coming directors, producers and actors at a very affordable price," said Pegi Prescotte, the festival's marketing director. "We have tried to create many fun and exciting events around the festival aimed at getting the people of Hannibal involved so they can experience independent film and see that is really is for everyone to enjoy."
The Hannibal couple, along with her mother, Dorothy Marshall, who instilled a love of films early on in her daughter, took in "Bronx Paradise" and "Air" before making plans to see "Twilight of Youth" after a conversation with director Jerald Fine.
"Twilight of Youth," made in the style of "The Twilight Zone," tells the story of a man who hates old people, then develops a virus that ages him, and "he becomes the very thing he has contempt for," said Fine, a South Florida stockbroker who has made films as a hobby for five years.
Fine travels to film festivals across the nation, and he's enjoying his first trip to Hannibal.
"I like to see other film directors, exchange ideas," he said. "Seeing your film on the big screen in a regular commercial movie theater makes the filmmaker that much more satisfied with the whole experience."
The festival, which ends today, showcased 18 films from Australia, Romania, Canada and across the United States. Selections included "Crossed," an action-thriller and the first film by director/editor Stolis Hadjicharalambous and producer Javier Rodriguez.
"It started back in Queens, New York, with two guys and a dream to make an action film. We all went to high school together," Hadjicharalambous said.
The friends invested time, effort and money into the finished product, but Rodriguez said it was their passion that made it possible.
"Each one of us did multiple jobs. I was producing, sound deign, acting, you name it. That kind of passion got us from start to finish," he said.
"We had to much fun working on this one that back home we're already working on our next feature. We're halfway done," Hadjicharalambous said. "This is our first film festival screening. It's like a dream come true. Every filmmaker's dream is to have it on that gorgeous silver screen."
New York filmmaker Hakki Subentekin is originally from Turkey and focuses on social issues in his films, including "Alicia," which tells the story of a go-go dancer caring for her paralyzed disabled mother.
"I see lots of examples of young immigrant girls who have no choice at all because they have no legal right to work, so the best choice if they are really pretty is working the clubs and go-go bars to make a living," Subentekin said.
Knoxville, Tenn., filmmaker Scott Norwood's documentary "Timetravel_0" explores the possibility of time travel and the mystery of John Titor, who claimed to be a time traveler.
Showing the film in the town where Mark Twain lived, "the site of storytelling in America" appealed to Norwood, who has shown the film at festivals in Oregon and Seattle. A filmmaker since the age of 12, Norwood turned his experience as a newspaper photographer, radio disc jockey and maker of "over 1,000 mini-movies" or 30-second commercials for a television station into making feature films.
"My film is coming on in about an hour," he said. "I've gotten over the nervous butterfly syndrome, but I'm still excited."
Just as excited was Hannibal Convention and Visitors Bureau Director Beau Hicks. The festival's move to Hannibal "gives us an international audience with folks coming in from really around the world showcasing their films here," he said. "We're thrilled to have new blood and a new event in Hannibal."

-- dhusar@whig.com/221-3379

Saturday, September 26, 2009



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Los Angeles, California (September 15, 2009) – Screen Actors Guild (SAG) announced today beloved comedienne, pioneering television producer, host, author and animal advocate Betty White, will receive the Guild’s most prestigious accolade—the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment. White will be presented the Award, given annually to an actor who fosters the “finest ideals of the acting profession,” at the “16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®”, which premieres live on TNT and TBS Saturday, January 23, 2010, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT and 6 p.m. MT.

In making today’s announcement, Screen Actors Guild National President Alan Rosenberg said, “Whether creating some of television’s most indelible characters, plunging into film roles with joyous gusto or perfecting the art of the quip as a television panelist and host, Betty White has entertained audiences with her impeccable comic timing and remarkable wit for more than sixty years. Her lifelong devotion to the welfare of animals, manifest in her work as an author, producer and philanthropist, is further evidence of her tremendous humanity and meaningful contributions in so many important areas. Screen Actors Guild is honored to celebrate Betty White’s extraordinary achievements over the course of an exemplary life.”

On the morning she was asked to accept Screen Actors Guild’s highest honor, White was headed to the set of the Disney feature “You Again,” starring Kristen Bell (as her granddaughter), Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver and Kristin Chenowith. Earlier this summer, White played Ryan Reynold’s scene-stealing Grandma Annie in the chart-topping Sandra Bullock romantic comedy “The Proposal.” She is currently heard in theatres voicing the elderly Yoshie in Oscar-winner Hayao Miyazaki’s animated adventure “Ponyo.”

Betty Marion White was born January 17, 1922, in Oak Park, Ill., the only child of Horace, an electrical engineer, and Tess, a housewife. The family moved to California when White was 2. After graduating Beverly Hills High School, White made her professional debut at the Bliss Hayden Little Theatre and landed parts in such popular radio shows as "Blondie," "The Great Gildersleeve" and "This Is Your FBI." Her first radio program, "The Betty White Show," followed. Her big break came in 1949, when she joined Al Jarvis’ five-and-a-half-hour, six-days-a-week live KLAC-TV variety show, “Hollywood on Television.” Starting out as Jarvis’ “Girl Friday,” White inherited the show’s hosting duties for two more years when Jarvis left in 1952.

The same year she formed Bandy Productions with producer Don Fedderson and writer George Tibbles. Spinning off characters from a “Hollywood on Television” sketch, they created the domestic comedy “Life with Elizabeth,” White received her first of six Emmys. Syndication brought the program to national audiences through the mid-’50s. The series made White one of only a few women with creative control before and behind the camera in television’s early years. White went on to produce and host a daily NBC talk/variety skein “The Betty White Show,” garnering a Daytime Emmy nomination.  Her second situation comedy, “A Date with the Angels,” premiered in 1957, then evolved into another eponymous comedy/variety showcase.

White’s sly ribald humor made her an audience favorite on the late-night circuit, not only matching wits with Jack Paar (more than 70 appearances) Merv Griffin and Johnny Carson (including many “Mighty Carson Art Players” performances) but also subbing for all three as guest host.  Her clever spontaneity also earned her spots on numerous game and talk shows, such as “The Match Game,” “To Tell the Truth,” “I’ve Got A Secret” “Liar’s Club” and especially “Password,” whose host Allen Ludden she married in 1963 after a persistent two-year courtship.

When White and Ludden’s pals, actor Mary Tyler Moore and her producer/husband Grant Tinker, were casting about for a cloyingly sweet “Betty White-type” to guest star on their hit “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” they ultimately decided to go with the real deal. White’s 1973 guest shot as the saccharinely catty, man-hungry “Happy Homemaker” Sue Ann Nivens was White’s entrée into one of television’s most iconic ensembles. The role relaunched White’s acting career and earned her back-to-back supporting actress Emmy and then a fourth Emmy nomination.

After the series’ historic final episode in 1977, MTM created “The Betty White Show,” with White playing the second-rate star of a TV police drama. After its brief run, White guest-starred in the miniseries “The Place to Be” (1979) and such telefilms as “With this Ring,” (1978) “Before and After” (1979) and “The Gossip Columnist,” (1980), before breaking ground as TV’s first female game show host on NBC’s “Just Men.”  Drawing on the lascivious persona perfected as Sue Ann Nivens, White earned the first and only Daytime Emmy for Best Game Show Host awarded to a female emcee. A second Daytime Emmy nomination followed in 1984.

1983 also saw White begin a three-year recurring stint on Vicki Lawrence’s “Mama’s Family,” reprising the role of social climber Ellen Harper Jackson she’d created in sketches on “The Carol Burnett Show” in the early ‘70s.

In 1985, at 63, White began what became the most lauded role of her career, the sweetly naïve Minnesotan Rose Nylund on NBC’s Saturday night hit “The Golden Girls.”  White, along with co-stars Beatrice Arthur, Estelle Getty and Rue McClanahan, proved that great comedy transcended age, as did the series’ stellar ratings and countless honors including, for White, a first-year lead actress Emmy, six subsequent nominations and two Golden Globe nominations. She was to reprise the role of Rose on three other series: “Empty Nest” (1989, 1992), “Nurses” (1991) and “The Golden Palace” (1992–93).

In 1991 White starred opposite Leslie Nielsen in the romantic NBC telefilm “Chance of a Lifetime” and subsequently shone in a variety of series, including with Bob Newhart in “Bob” (1993) and as Marie Osmond’s mother in “Maybe This Time” (1995). She won her fourth Emmy for her guest starring self-caricature on “The John Larroquette Show” (1996) and earned more Emmy nominations for guest roles on “Suddenly Susan” (1997) and “Yes, Dear” (2003). She played Alfred Molina’s mother in “Ladies Man” from 1991-2001 and recurred in “That 70’s Show” in 2002-2003. A 2007 TV Land Awards parody entitled “Ugly Betty White” led to a subsequent guest appearance as herself on the spoof’s target, “Ugly Betty,” with White going head-to-head over a taxi with Vanessa Williams’ Wilhelmina Slater.  Other television guest appearances include “St. Elsewhere,” “The Ellen Show,” “Everwood,” “My Wife and Kids,” “Joey” and “Malcolm in the Middle.” She has voiced animated characters on  “The Simpsons,” “King of the Hill,” “The Wild Thornberrys” “Father of the Pride” and “Family Guy” and in the feature “Whispers: An Elephant’s Tale.” White’s more recent films for television include “Annie’s Point” in 2005 for the Hallmark Channel, “Stealing Christmas” in 2003 for USA “The Retrievers” in 2001 for Animal Planet,

With “The Practice” in 2004, White once again turned one-shot casting into gold. Her guest turn as conniving blackmailer Catherine Piper led not only to another Emmy nomination but also to a recurring return for White as Catherine on the subsequent David E. Kelley series “Boston Legal” (2005–2008). In 1999, White had guest-starred for Kelley on “Ally McBeal,” earning an American Comedy Award for Funniest Female Guest Appearance in a Television Series, and starred in his horror-film send-up “Lake Placid.” Her 2009 guest performance as the Crazy Witch Lady on “My Name is Earl” earned White her eighteenth Emmy nomination.

White returned to the big screen in 2003 in the comedy “Bringing Down the House,” opposite Steve Martin and Queen Latifah and appeared in this year’s “Love N’ Dancing.”Earlier films include “Hard Rain” (1998) with Morgan Freeman and Christian Slater; “Dennis the Menace Strikes Again,” (1998), playing Mrs. Wilson opposite Don Rickles; and Rob Reiner’s “The Story of Us.” (1999)

In December 2006, White joined the daytime drama “The Bold and the Beautiful” as Ann Douglas, long-lost mother of matriarch Stephanie Forrester (Susan Flannery). She has appeared 19 times since, most recently in October 2008.

White narrated network telecasts of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade from 1954 to 1974 and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for 10 years.

Honors have been bestowed on White throughout her career.   In 1976 she was awarded the Pacific Pioneers in Broadcasting Golden Ike Award and the GeniI Award from the American Women in Radio and TV.  She was honored with the American Comedy Award for Funniest Female in 1987 and their Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.  In 1995 she was inducted into the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame.  In 2006 she was profiled by the Paley Center for Media as part of their “She Made It” initiative honoring women creating television and radio. In August of 2009 she received a Career Achievement Award from the Television Critics Association. She was presented with a Disney Legends Award on September 10, 2009.

White’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame rests adjacent to that of her late husband Allen Ludden, who sadly succumbed to cancer in 1981.

White’s devotion to the health and welfare of animals has been a passion since childhood.   She is president emeritus of the Morris Animal Foundation and has been a trustee since 1971. She first learned about the Foundation’s support of research studies to protect, treat and cure animals while creating, producing and hosting “The Pet Set,” the 1970-71 syndicated series featuring celebrities and their pets.  She received the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Humane Award in 1987.  A member of the board of the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association since 1974, she served as a Zoo Commissioner for eight years. In February 2066 White was honored by the City of Los Angeles with a bronze plaque placed next to the Gorilla Exhibit at the Los Angeles Zoo naming her “Ambassador to the Animals” for her life-long work for animal welfare.  In 2007 Western University Veterinary School awarded her an honorary “Doctor of Humane Veterinary Sciences.”

Three of her five books directly connect to this passion: “Betty White’s Pet Love: How Pets Take Care of Us” (1983) and two co-authored with Tom Sullivan: “The Leading Lady: Dinah’s Story“ (1991) and “Together: A Story of Shared Vision” (2008).  She published her first autobiography, “Betty White in Person,” in 1987, which was followed by “Here We Go Again: My Life in Television” in 1995. That life continues to unfold new chapters.

“The 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. Jeff Margolis is the executive producer and director. Kathy Connell is the producer. JoBeth Williams, Daryl Anderson, Scott Bakula, Shelley Fabares and Paul Napier are producers for SAG. Gloria Fujita O’Brien and Mick McCullough are supervising producers. Benn Fleishman is executive in charge of production.  More information is available online at www.sagawards.org.

Screen Actors Guild is the nation’s largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents more than 120,000 actors who work in film and digital theatrical motion pictures, television programs, commercials, video games, music videos, industrials and all new media formats.  The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. Headquartered in Los Angeles, SAG is a proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO. More information is available online at www.sag.org.

TBS, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is television's top-rated comedy network.  It serves as home to such original comedy series as "My Boys," "The Bill Engvall Show," Tyler Perry's “House of Payne" and “Meet the Browns,” as well as the upcoming “Neighbors from Hell”; late-night series like the upcoming “Lopez Tonight,” starring George Lopez and “The Very Funny Show,” hosted by Tim Meadows;  hot contemporary comedies like "The Office," "My Name is Earl," "Family Guy” and "Seinfeld"; specials like "Funniest Commercials of the Year"; special events, including star-studded comedy festivals in Chicago and Las Vegas; blockbuster movies; and hosted movie showcases.

Turner Network Television (TNT), one of cable's top-rated networks, is television's destination for drama and home to such original series as the acclaimed and highly popular detective drama "The Closer," starring Kyra Sedgwick; "Saving Grace," starring Holly Hunter; "Raising the Bar," with Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Gloria Reuben and Jane Kaczmarek; "Leverage," starring Timothy Hutton; “HawthoRNe,” with Jada Pinkett Smith; and “Dark Blue” starring Dylan McDermott. TNT also presents such powerful dramas, such as "Bones," "Cold Case," "Law & Order," "Without a Trace," "ER" and "Charmed"; broadcast premiere movies; compelling primetime specials, such as the “Screen Actors Guild Awards®”; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR and the NBA.  TNT is available in high-definition.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.

What's Your Sign?!

CAPRICORN The Go-Getter (Dec 22 - Jan 19)
Patient and wise. Practical and rigid. Ambitious. Tends to be Good-looking. Humorous and funny. Can be a bit shy and reserved... Often pessimistic. Capricorns tend to act before they think and can be Unfriendly at times. Hold grudges. Like competition. Get what they want. 20 years of good luck if you forward.


AQUARIUS - The Sweetheart (Jan 20 - Feb 18)
Optimistic and honest. Sweet personality. Very independent. Inventive and intelligent. Friendly and loyal. Can seem unemotional. Can be a bit rebellious. Very stubborn, but original and unique. Attractive on the inside and out. Eccentric personality. 11 years of luck if you forward.


PISCES - The Dreamer (Feb 19 - Mar 20)
Generous, kind, and thoughtful. Very creative and
 Imaginative. May become secretive and vague. Sensitive.. Don't like details. Dreamy and unrealistic. Sympathetic and loving. Kind. Unselfish. Good kisser. Beautiful.
8 years of good luck if you forward.


ARIES - The Daredevil (Mar 21 - April 19)
Energetic. Adventurous and spontaneous. Confident and enthusiastic. Fun. Loves a challenge. EXTREMELY impatient. Sometimes selfish. Short fuse. (Easily angered.) Lively, passionate, and sharp wit Outgoing. Lose interest quickly - easily bored. Egotistical. Courageous and assertive. Tends to be physical and athletic. 16 years of good luck if you forward.


TAURUS - The Enduring One (April 20 - May 20)
Charming but aggressive. Can come off as boring, but they are not. Hard workers. Warm-hearted. Strong, has endurance. Solid beings that are stable and secure in their ways. Not looking for shortcuts. Take pride in their beauty. Patient and reliable. Make great friends and give good advice. Loving and kind. Loves hard -- passionate. Expresses themselves emotionally.. Prone to ferocious temper-tantrums. Determined.. Indulges themselves often. Very generous. 12 years of good Luck if you forward

GEMINI - The Chatterbox (May 21 - June 20)
Smart and witty. Outgoing, very chatty. Lively, energetic. Adaptable but needs to express themselves. Argumentative and outspoken.. Like change. Versatile. Busy, sometimes nervous and tense. Gossips. May seem superficial or inconsistent. Beautiful physically and mentally. 5 years of bad luck if you do not forward.

CANCER - The Protector (June 21 - July 22)
Moody, emotional. May be shy. Very loving and caring. Pretty/handsome Excellent partners for life. Protective. Inventive and imaginative. Cautious. Touchy-feely kind of person. Needs love from others. Easily hurt, but sympathetic. 16 years of bad luck if you do not forward.


LEO - The Boss (July 23 - Aug 22)
Very organized. Need order in their lives - like being in control.. Like boundaries. Tend to take over everything. Bossy. Like to help Others.. Social and outgoing. Extroverted. Generous, warm-hearted. Sensitive. Creative energy. Full of themselves. Loving. Doing the right thing is important to Leos. Attractive. 13 years of bad luck if you do not forward.


VIRGO - The Perfectionist (Aug 23 - Sept 22)
Dominant In relationships. Conservative. Always wants the last word. Argumentative. Worries. Very smart. Dislikes noise and chaos. Eager. Hardworking. Loyal. Beautiful. Easy to talk to. Hard to please. Harsh. Practical and very fussy. Often shy. Pessimistic.. 7 years of bad luck if you do not forward.


LIBRA - The Harmonizer (Sept 23 - Oct 22)
Nice to everyone they meet. Can't make up their mind. Have own unique appeal. Creative, energetic, and very social. Hates to be alone. Peaceful, generous. Very loving and beautiful. Flirtatious. Give in too easily. Procrastinators. Very gullible. 9 years of bad luck if you do not forward.


SCORPIO - The Intense One (Oct 23 - Nov 21)
Very energetic. Intelligent. Can be jealous and/or possessive. Hardworking. Great kisser. Can become obsessive or
 secretive.. Holds grudges. Attractive. Determined. Loves being in long Relationships. Talkative. Romantic. Can be self-centered at times. Passionate and Emotional. 4 years of bad luck if you do not forward.

 - The Happy-Go-Lucky One (Nov 22 - Dec 21)
Good-natured optimist.
 Doesn't want to grow up (Peter Pan Syndrome). Indulges self. Boastful. Likes luxuries and gambling. Social and outgoing. Doesn't like responsibilities. Often fantasizes. Impatient. Fun to be around. Having lots of friends. Flirtatious. Doesn't like rules. Sometimes hypocritical. Dislikes being confined - tight spaces or even tight clothes. Doesn't like being doubted. Beautiful inside and out.  4 years of bad luck if you do not forward

Capitalism: A Love Story

Capitalism: A Love Story
In theaters: October 2, 2009

Capitalism: a Love Story PosterCapitalism: A Love Story, Michael Moore’s new documentary, will be release by Overture Films on October 2, 2009. Capitalism will explore the root causes of the global economic meltdown and take a comical look at the corporate and political shenanigans that culminated in what Moore described as “the biggest robbery in the history of this country” - the massive transfer of U.S. taxpayer money to private financial institutions. Moore has made three of the top six highest-grossing documentaries of all time including Cannes Palme d’Or winner Fahrenheit 9/11, 2008 Academy Award(r) nominee Sicko, and Bowling for Columbine, the Academy Award(r) winner for Best Documentary in 2003. His debut film was 1989’s groundbreaking Roger and Me.

Timetravel_0 is in the American Artist Film Festival

Timetravel_0 is in the American Artist Film Festival

Timetravel_0 is in the American Artist Film Festival.

The festival is on September 24th through the 27th. Timetravel_0 is one of only 16 films that were picked from around the world to be part of the Red Carpet Event. http://www.americanartistfilmfestival.com/


Year: 2009
Director: Scott Norwood

Narrated: Kurt Kelly
Writer: Raphael Carlo
Executive Producer: Jeremiah Kaynor
Producer: Alder Sherwood
Genre: Sci-Fi
Category: Feature
Runtime: 72 min
Country: U.S.A.
Language: English
Color: Color
Company: Skucci Films

Do you believe in time travel? Do you believe in John Titor? Find out the Truth!

Synopsis: TIMETRAVEL_0 is an extraordinary docudrama that follows Cris McCarthy as she explores the urban web legend of John Titor, the man that came from the future. Cris searches for evidence of Timetravel and John Titor's predictions of a massive civil war. In the process of her filming, her work was investigated by authorities and eventually confiscated by the government. Its recent release has allowed it to be edited and produced.             

See the trailer and more info at: http://www.timetravel0.com/

Check out the film that is shocking the world, Timetravel_0.
See the trailer and more info at: http://www.timetravel0.com/

Friday, September 25, 2009

Strasbourg International Film Festival


Strasbourg International Film Festival

Find Out What all the Fuss is About & Submit Today for 2010!

Earlybird's Worm Deadline: Oct. 20, 2009
Festival Dates: Aug 27- Sept 5, 2010
Strasbourg Int'l Film Festival 2010
is Now Accepting Submissions
About Strasbourg International Film Festival
We're a filmmaker friendly festival placing a strong emphasis on peer networking and long term contacts. Our free continental breakfasts, and filmmaker panels and after film Q&As are designed to inspire conversation and open communication between filmmakers and to give audiences the opportunity to get to know the people behind the films. SiFF places a high emphasis on communal education - allowing a space for filmmakers to learn from each other.
As most of our filmmakers are new and emerging we understand and embrace the opportunity to create an environment where filmmakers can learn from their peers what is working for them in terms of production, marketing, festivals and distribution. Our aim is to empower independent filmmakers and to help them along their path toward building a global audience and learning how best to meet achieve this goal.
Upcoming Deadline:
Earlybird's Worm Deadline is October 22, 2009.
There are two ways to submit your film.
  1. Directly through Strasbourg Int'l Film Festival.
  2. Directly through Withoutabox.com.
Both submisions options are simple and straight-forward.
What we look for?
Interesting films. Unique approaches and visions to filmmaking. Risk-takers. A willingness to push the boundaries. Selfishness. Selflessness. Love and passion for the art and craft of filmmaker.
There is an incredible energy in the air at SiFF. It is delightful and inspiring. SiFF is proud and delighted to screen so many wonderful films made by incredibly talented new and emerging filmmakers from around the world!
To get a true feel for what it is like to experience the Strasbourg International Film Festival we've attached two videos created during SiFF '09 by attending filmmakers.
Below is Ode: My thoughts after Strasbourg International Film Festival 2009 created by SiFF Best Experimental Feature Film winner Dee Wills.
Our Goals
  1. To empower and mobilize indie filmmakers toward greater financial success and exposure by setting up venues and opportunities conducive with peer education, information sharing and networking.
  2. To bring greater awareness of independent film and the people who make them to both the local and global audience.
Have questions?
We've got answers!
Contact info:
Strasbourg International Film Festival Website
Strasbourg International Film Festival Blog
Strasbourg International Film Festival Facebook FanPage
Strasbourg International Film Festival Facebook Group
Strasbourg International Film Festival MySpace
Phone: 33 (0)9 64 23 48 40
Email: info@strasbourgfilmfest.com
©2009 Butterflies of Love | 67000





Our Fall classes have started!  If you think that 2009 (or 2010) might be your year for V-O, and you're considering investing your time and hard-earned money in a voice-acting course, I encourage you to audit one of our V-O classes.  Whatever level you’re at, this is a chance to see the studio, see and hear the course material, and most importantly, get to know my teaching style, so you can determine if the experience works for you.  You won't be able to get behind the microphone (although some guests have been recruited when a student is absent and we’re doing dialogues), but you will receive scripts so you can follow along, as well as handouts, on specific voice acting topics, such as:

 -How to analyze and perform scripts 
-Breath control and mic technique
- How to develop different voices and characters
- How to sound believable
-The must-haves of becoming a professional voice actor
and much, much more.

If you’d like to audit a class, call or email me
and tell me which date and time you want to attend.
I accommodate up to three guests per class.
The cost is just $10 for the three-hour class
(which is applied to any course you sign up for).
To reserve your seat, make out your check or money order to
Cashman Commercials and send it to 26136 N. Twain Place,
Stevenson Ranch, CA 91381.
The dates/times for a class audit are:
Saturday, Sept. 26th or Oct. 10th
from 10AM-1PM (Beginner),
Saturday, Sept. 26th, Oct. 3rd or 10th
from 2:30-5:30 PM (Intermediate),
Sunday, Sept. 27th, Oct. 4th or 11th
from 11AM-2PM (Advanced)
Marc Cashman


If you're thinking of investing your time and hard-earned money in a
voice-acting course,
I encourage you to audit a class. Whatever level you’re at, this is a chance
to see the studio, see and hear the material, and most importantly, get to
know my teaching style, so you can determine if the experience works for
you. You won't be able to get behind the microphone (although some
guests have been recruited when a student is absent and we’re doing
dialogues), but you’ll receive scripts so you can follow along, as well as
handouts, on specific voice acting topics, such as:
-How to analyze and perform scripts
-Breath control and mic technique
- How to develop different voices and characters
- How to sound believable
-The must-haves of becoming a professional voice actor
and much, much more.
If you’d like to audit a class, email us
and tell us which date you'd like to attend.
We accommodate up to three guests per class,
but it's first come, first served.
We'll get back to you to confirm
and give you directions to the studio in Burbank,
North Hollywood or Studio City, CA.
A class audit costs $10,
and is applied to any course you sign up for.
You can pay in installments. After your initial ($200) nonrefundable
deposit to reserve your seat, your second ($150)
payment is due at the end of the first class, with the balance due
($150) at the end of the fourth class.
Report Cards. I'm the only teacher in L.A. (and possibly the U.S.)
who gives students a comprehensive review of their abilities and
suggestions for further training. Every student receives the
“Cashman Cache” Voice-Acting Status Report at the end of
each course. It's like an X-ray of your abilities that shows your
strengths and weaknesses in many different areas: breath
control, pacing, reading and acting abilities, articulation,
consistency and listening to and incorporating direction.
"Cashman Cache of Voice Acting Techniques"
has been hailed by voice-over veterans
as the V-O course they recommend.
Now's the time to take one of the best Voice Acting
courses in L.A!
Glowing testimonials for
"The Cashman Cache©"
"I've taken a lot of acting, commercial, and V-O classes over the years, and I'm
sure I've never been to one that packed as much practical information and helpful
advice. I experienced real growth and increased confidence with your help. I have
already recommended your workshops to several colleagues, confident that they'll
more than get their money's worth. I certainly did!" —Amy Snively
“Thank you so much for the great class and for your positive and encouraging
feedback. I can honestly say that of all the classes I have taken (acting or voice), yours
has been the most educational, fun and thought provoking. You are a great teacher
and I appreciate your hard work with all of us. It is obvious you really enjoy what you
do and I thoroughly enjoyed studying with you.” —Dennis Ure
“For those of you who might be “on the fence” as to whether to sign up for a V-O
class, here are some highlights of my personal experience in Marc Cashman’s
Intermediate class. I’m a V-O newbie -- my prior training consisted of voice and V-O
seminars at Learning Annex, and a six-week Beginners class at a well-known casting
service. Marc is a warm, friendly, genuinely nice person. You’ll enjoy working with
him. He quickly puts you at ease and makes you feel at home. Marc has a prepared
lesson plan for each session, and emails study materials to students prior to class.
Homework assignments follow each session. There is a final report card issued, in
which Marc summarizes your strengths, and identifies areas needing work. His course
is very organized and well thought out, not ad-libbed. Regarding study materials and
homework assignments, the more you put into a class with Marc, the more you’ll get
out of it. He stresses daily practice, as your progress depends on it. Marc’s guide to VO
discipline will pay off hugely if you follow it. Regarding mic time (one of my big
questions prior to enrolling), I got ALL the mic time I could handle! I was in a
professional sound booth, with Marc directing me and an engineer recording my takes,
so my time on the mic simulated an actual V-O audition or recording session.
Extremely valuable! I also appreciate that Marc purposely keeps the class size small to
ensure students receive sufficient personal attention (unlike some other V-O
programs). There are so many other things I got out of the course, but suffice to say, I
am very glad I took Marc’s course, and would make the same decision in a heartbeat.
Were the “Cashman Cache” classes worth the investment? Many times over! The
things I learned in Marc’s class will not only help me down the road in V-O, but also in
life in general. Thank you so very much, Marc!” —Bill Wallis
“I truly enjoyed your class. It was easily the most innovative and challenging class I
have ever taken. The exercises you gave us were chosen to put us in realistic work
situations. They showed us how to read, analyze, and interpret scripts to achieve
maximum believability. I also appreciate the insight you gave us into the business
and technical side of voiceover, everything from demos to agents, home studios to
interviewing. These are generally areas that are not talked about in classes. I would
recommend your classes to anyone who wants to go to the next level of study.” —Gene
“There are a plethora of Voice Over classes though out LA, some are just okay and
some are just in it for the money. After scratching my head over what class to take, a
30-year veteran of the voice acting business recommended Marc Cashman to me, and
I’ve never been happier. Marc offers a real world experience in his class; he lets you
know what you’re doing right and more importantly what you’re doing wrong. He has
a game plan that’s always expanding your limits by giving you challenging copy to
read--none of that feel good fluff others throw at you. Marc is a consummate pro, both
in front of and behind the mic. Marc also makes himself available outside of the class
setting, and is a wonderful sounding board when you need advice regarding the voice
acting business. So if you’re thinking of getting into voice over, learning to read copy,
and expanding your limits, there’s no one I can recommend more strongly than Marc
Cashman. Oh, and be ready to hit the ground running when you do take his class.” —
Mike Sommer
“I’ve taken V-O classes before, but I've never experienced the knowledge,
professionalism and commitment that Marc Cashman imbues in his class structure and
content. If you’re looking to expand your abilities and techniques, I highly
recommend Marc's program to you. He doesn't toss softballs, which means that you’d
better be on your toes. Besides the training in technique and skill sets, it’s refreshing
to have a teacher with Marc's years of experience and knowledge of our business. He
gives no-nonsense answers to your questions about the business and evaluates your
skill level honestly and frankly. If V-O is your profession or if you’re interested in
becoming involved in the "wacky world of voice acting", you would be doing yourself a
disservice by not considering the classes offered by Marc Cashman. —Kevin Burke
"With L.A. being the V-O capital of the country, if not the world, there are SO many
people in this town conducting classes in voice-over. Very definitely, some of those
should not be. Then there's Marc Cashman. I enjoyed every moment of every class. I
so looked forward to spending those informative, enriching, entertaining, and
sometimes brutally challenging evenings under your direction. There are so many
wonderful things to say about taking classes from you, Marc. Your patience, positive
attitude, and vast knowledge mean so much to an actor, but the one that stands out
most to me is that you have a passion that is infectious. You truly love what you are
doing - and you do it so very well. I look forward to another class with you soon, my
friend." —J.V. Martin
“Thank you, Marc, for being the amazing coach you are. I am so inspired by these
classes. You are a talented and very caring instructor who certainly knows how to get
the very best from your students. As an actor, you need as many tools in you toolbox as
possible and looking at the possibility of a career in voice acting has been a real eye
opener for me. I feel like I just may have found my niche for success. I know I need a
lot more training, but I am as excited about V-O as I was many years ago when I first
fell in love with theater. I can’t wait ‘til the next class.” —Marian Michaels
"Thank you for a powerful, fun-filled class. I have known many people in the
entertainment industry over the last 30 years and you stand out from amongst them
because of your integrity and professionalism. Your years of experience coupled
with enormous (I don't use this word loosely) talent enable you to zero in on each one
of your student's abilities and potential with laser-like accuracy. That impressed me
very much and it also made me feel very confident in your hands. I trusted and
respected you from the get-go. I learned so much so quickly and had such a good time
in the process. You have a wonderful personality and gave us all so many great
laughs. And I have to say how moved I was when you said that you would continue to
make yourself available to us in any way at anytime and you honestly meant that.
I have never heard that from any other teacher that I have encountered." —Jordan
“I thought your class was extremely informative, well presented, feedback appropriate
and I appreciated you NOT letting things slide that were incorrect. I had a great time
in your class and have told many about my experience. I really respect that you are
honestly and sincerely educating people. Thanks for everything.”
—Kim Kapellusch
"I just wanted to tell you how amazing and helpful your class has been for me. Not
only has I given me a better command over my voice, but it completely changed the way
I approach auditioning! Understanding how to mark copy and how to speak to ONE
person has dramatically improved my confidence in the audition process. I look
forward to working with you again!" —Jamie Hall
“I loved your classes and learned so much. Thank you.” —Carol Alexander
"Your class was nothing short of a First Class Act! I felt I received valuable
instruction at a very reasonable cost! The classes were informative, educational and
got right down to business. If anyone is looking for an appropriate program to enroll
in for Voice Acting, they shouldn't give your classes a second thought!
I thoroughly enjoyed attended your classes and looked forward each week to learning
something new and exciting! You always kept me very tuned in each week as you
presented material in a very humorous but educating way!" —David Dean
"Marc, I can't thank you enough for your class, it was outstanding!!! You truly cover
everything V-O, from A to Z. Your information on the business end of V-O is the most
helpful and comprehensive I have ever received. Most instructors don't even mention
the things you cover so thoroughly. Your comfortable environment and no-nonsense
direction has helped me to reach what I feel is a new level of V-O acting. In fact, only
about a week after my last class, I booked my first V-O job. All I can say is THANK
YOU!!! I highly recommend you to all of my V-O acquaintances. You are a true
'good guy' in this crazy business." —Blake Adamson
"Marc gives a spirited and challenging workshop. He will identify the actor’s
strengths and weaknesses and get them ready for the mic in audition. This last year I
took his advanced class for the second time. With his help he gave me some direction
on finding an agent. Attending this class with working V-O actors is encouraging,
inspiring and motivational to make things happen in a V-O career." —Andrew Heyl
"Marc, I've enjoyed your classes very much and can truly hear the progress I've made.
The variety of copy you use in class has proven very helpful to me, and the individual
attention you give to each read allows me to learn how to analyze copy correctly &
deliver the message the client wants. The "real world" knowledge and insights I've
gained from your classes I know will be invaluable wherever my voiceover career may
take me. As far as honesty & integrity go in teaching voice-over, you may be one of a
kind!" —Terry Brown
"I truly enjoyed the experience of your class and found myself wishing that it would go
on for at least a couple more weeks. I found your lessons an invaluable introduction
into the world of V-O. I'm definitely interested in continuing with your classes.
Thanks so much." —Matt Kubicek
"I audited a class with Marc Cashman, and afterward I immediately signed-up for his
four-week Master V-O Class. I found Marc to be an excellent teacher, and in the
Master class I learned practical and essential industry tips, including how to set up a
home studio. He provides very honest feedback on how to improve your V-O technique,
and Marc also has a GREAT sense of humor! His classes are not only very
informative, they are also lots of fun!! I highly recommend Marc's class!" —
Georgette Perna
"Marc, when I first started the six week class with you, I felt very self-conscious and
really wanted to do a 'good job.' As a result, my initial sessions were somewhat
disjointed and very 'announcery.' What you have helped me to accomplish in a few
short weeks is nothing short of amazing. I feel that I sound much more 'believable.'
Not only did I progress markedly in a short time, I had fun doing it!" —Bob Jenner
"Your class was nothing short of a First Class Act! I felt I received valuable
instruction at a very reasonable cost! The classes were informative, educational and
got right down to business. If anyone is looking for an appropriate program to enroll
in for Voice Acting, they shouldn't give your classes a second thought! I thoroughly
enjoyed attended your classes and looked forward each week to learning something
new and exciting! You always kept me very tuned in each week as you presented
material in a very humorous but educating way!" --David Dean
"Marc, you are an extraordinary teacher: knowledgeable, patient, clear, and
unbelievably well-informed. You are always looking for the best in me, giving your
best, and expecting my best efforts in return. I would have felt completely lost without
your encouragement, guidance, and good humor. The difference between my first
class and the end of the beginner session is night and day; my learning curve has
turned from a brick wall to a steep slope. I see real improvement in myself and now
understand what it will take to get to a professional level. If I have a career in voice
acting it will be principally due to Marc Cashman. I just can't thank you enough."—
Andrew Goldsmith
"Just wanted to say THANKS for everything! You are a great teacher with a lot of
good things to say...you really have helped me with analyzing scripts much better and
working on little things that I would never have noticed." —Parisa Ebrahimi
"Thanks for a truly wonderful and very intense learning experience! I especially
appreciate your ongoing genuine support and encouragement of each of us students
during each class and outside of the classroom as well. I feel confident that the tools
I've acquired in your class will stay with me throughout my V-O career." —Michael
"I give Marc's classes a big thumbs up! I had thought about getting into Voice Overs
for a long term, but was a little shy to take the plunge. Marc's beginning class showed
me that I do have a knack for voice-overs. It helped me build my confidence, and I had
a great time in the process. I've already signed up for the next set of classes, and I'm
anxiously waiting for that time when I'm ready to do my fist demo."—Rick Laezman
"I so enjoyed the workshop evenings. Each one was informative; full of creative
energy; responsive to individual skills, strengths & desires; challenging to active
participation; and full of good plain laughter. I recommend experiences like this for
all actors. Marc Cashman is a professional of the good kind --respected by and
respecting of clients, students, peers, and technicians. You can't ask for a stronger
support in this business."—Judi Walstrum
"Marc, your V-O classes were fabulous. The copy was challenging, your direction was
great and I feel ready to step it up and get working." —Jay Mawhinney
"I am really sad the class is over and hope to take the advanced, advanced class soon.
One talent I KNOW I have is in choosing great teachers! I have been fortunate to
learn many things about this business from many people, and you have been among
my absolute faves! Thanks for all the frank feedback, honest information and
steadfast encouragement. Those are the hallmarks of being a great teacher (and, just a
nice person)." —Susan Deming
"Can't recommend Marc's class enough. Classes with working voice talent are
valuable, but these classes with an actual commercial producer are a notch above. His
zeal in imparting to you what you need to know to better your chops is only equaled by
his zeal in clueing you in to the attitudes and expectations you'll encounter in the
real world, and how to deal with them to your advantage. Eliminate the middleman,
and find out how to do commercials from the source." —Scott Peterson
"What an awesome class! LOVED it!!! I won't forget all the things we discussed &
will refer to my organized book of handouts & CD's often!" --Anne Marie Howard
"I've worked in radio for a couple of decades and wanted to really break into
voiceover. I was a bit skeptical when someone recommended I take Marc's voiceover
class...after all - I'm behind a mic every day on the air - what did I need a V-O class
for? Well...let me tell you...that was the best advice I could have possibly received!
Marc taught me to let go of some of my stereotypical radio delivery and really look at
how I interpret copy. I learned an entirely different side of the business...all the
protocols for dealing with auditions, casting directors, sessions, agents and marketing.
It's very different from radio. It's been a couple years since I have taken Marc's
course...since then I have signed with one of the top voiceover agencies and have
already voiced national commercials and promos for Coke, Checkers, MTV, VH-1,
Showtime, Fuse, College Sports TV and Spike TV among others. If you're serious
about polishing your skills behind the mic and learning the proper way to handle the
business side, sign-up with Marc now!" —Harry Legg
"You are a gem, and a positive, encouraging, yet honest and realistic teacher. Thanks
for everything! I hope to come back for more!!" —Patty Mattson
"I've taken quite a few voice acting workshops over the years, and I have to say that
your class is the most thorough, detailed, and comprehensive class I've ever
attended. Needless to say, finding you was PERFECT TIMING! I couldn't have
handpicked a better model for an instructor. Between you and me, I think you should
be teaching teachers. Your research, handouts, and techniques are so clearly defined
and presented that other instructors could benefit from taking your class. So, thank
you for your enthusiasm, your time, research and expertise. I'm already using some of
the techniques I learned, and hope to learn more as I look over the handouts again,
and gain new insight. Thank you for your encouragement and positive affirmations.
In a business where rejection is just part of the process, your kind words are a welcome
booster." —Shari Belgeau
"I truly appreciate your honest and holistic approach to your voice over classes. I have
been a television & theater actor for over 20 years. I have taken many, many classes
for acting, radio and voice over. I have never experienced classes like I had at
Cashman Commercials. I learned more about the business of voice acting during my 6
weeks in your class than I did in five years of taking other classes. Your class
thoroughly and effectively covered auditioning, marketing and techniques used to land
an agent. The information packets and homework we received were invaluable. I
benefited greatly from the mic time and honest critiques of my work that took place in
every class. The whole class benefited from the mock auditions, phone patches and
the take home CDs of our work. WOW! What a class it was! I started the class with a
sub-par VO tape and no agent. I left the class ready to produce a fantastic and
effective V-O demo, along with loads of knowledge about the business and agent
auditions. I recommend your class to anyone who is interested in really LEARNING
the TECHNIQUES and BUSINESS of voice acting. Thank you very much!" —
Jacques Bolton
"I really had a great time in your class. Even with my experience in the voiceover
world, I still feel that I learned a lot. You instilled good positive practices in me.
Thanks again, Marc." —John Oropallo
"I LOVED "working out" in the Advanced Class. The assumption was that whatever
you threw at us, we could handle it. And we were definitely challenged with a wide
variety of VO copy and scenarios, e.g. narration, phone patch, radio play...all "real
world" stuff that I'd never experienced before. Now, when I'm hired for a similar gig,
I can confidently say, "Oh, sure, I've done that!" Thanks, Marc, for the practical,
hands-on experience. I know I'll use all of the warm up exercises and tips every time I
prepare for an audition or a job!" —Glenda Morgan Brown
"For someone interested in a career in voice over, Marc has the credibility, integrity
and just plain know-how to guide you from beginners class to polished professional. I
have found Marc to be very professional, helpful and fair! He has a teaching
technique guaranteed to provide results. A must course for anyone looking to enter the
field of voice over." —Tony Belmonte
"Just wanted to let you know that I had BIG fun in the Working Pro voice acting
class!! I learned a lot in your class, picking up a lot of practical, functional techniques
and information that have made me a better VO person. A lot of gaps were filled that
other classes and three V-O books did not cover. One of the first things that come to
mind when one is looking for voice acting instruction is the quality of the instruction.
After taking your class, all of my concerns were put to rest and I would highly
recommend any of your voice acting classes to anybody who is interested in working in
the area. There was lots of booth time in your class under real recording conditions,
outstanding audio equipment and concise, constructive comments. There was also
plenty of useful homework to improve one's base of real-world voice acting skills inside
and outside the booth. One of my favorite segments of the class was working with the
guest instructors from two areas of specialized voice acting. Your class is probably one
of the best-kept secrets in the Los Angeles voice acting community. I hope that secret
is short-lived and that word gets around quickly about the quality product that you
offer." —Lee Hill
These six-week courses run for three hours each class, and
everything each student records (including critical director’s
feedback) is downloaded to a memory stick or a CD. They're held
in state-of-the-art studios in Burbank, Studio City or North Hollywood,
CA, cost $500, and are limited to just eight students. These
courses are for people 18 years+.
UPDATES! Here's what some of my former students have
been doing after graduating from my classes:
"Immediately following your exceptional class, I became the Ditech.com
spokesperson! The skills I acquired from you have been tremendously
helpful, especially with the numerous Ditech radio commercials that we
do. I've also been working as a host on various infomercials that involve a
lot of V-O work as well. My confidence has definitely increased and I am
thrilled to be working continuously and applying all that I learned from
your class. Thank you so much, Marc!" —Anne Marie Howard
"I feel very blessed to have booked a Disney record as the aerobic
instructor to Mickey, Minnie, Goofy, Pooh and the gang. I also did a spot
for the new sing along record being released with the "Sharks Tale" DVD
for Kmart." -- Patty Mattson
"Since I took your fabulous working pro class I signed with Special Artists
and just booked a video game called "Ever Quest." I also booked two
commercials for Columbia Credit Union and one for Woodburn Company
Stores. I am very grateful for all that I've learned in your class and it's
even more exciting to see learning put into action by booking! Without a
doubt, your class has pushed me to the next level in my voice over career
and I can't wait to see where I go next. Thank you for your support and
your knowledge!" —Kim Kramer
"I have a Radio commercial for the California Lottery NBA Scratchers
that's airing across the state. On a side note, it was interesting watching
this thing get recorded. I finished recording my parts before anybody else
arrived. Many of your comments from class still ring in my ears, but the
one thing that always stays with me are your instructions about doing
proper preparation. If this is done, recording is basically fun--absolutely
true. Once the producer told me how she wanted the spot read, I marked
the copy to read it the way she requested. My work was over in 20
minutes! It was a great experience unlike any other commercial I have
ever done. Can't wait to do the next one!" —Lee Hill
"I had a VERY busy summer and a busy fall, fortunately!!! I booked
several Mattel spots, including a promo for "Barbie" for the "Princess
and the Pauper" movie. I also did several spots for a new toy coming out
by the same company, in which I played the voice of one of their dolls. So
things have been MOOOOVING. Hopefully they'll continue to. Thanks
for all your support, education and guidance as I make my way through
this crazy and very fun business!" —Marni Rosenthal
"I voiced FOUR TV spots for Digivision! Wow...talk about one gig
turning into more. Whewwww! Plus, I did 2 spots for Hercules on DVD
and 2 spots for "The Fast and the Furious" starring Vin Diesel. Promos
for MTV, Fuse TV, Spike TV, College Sports Television, a Britney Spears
TV special for in-flight use on American Airlines, a pilot for VH-1 TV
Show (narration of show). Also, a bunch of commercials for Coca-
Cola, Bisquik, Checkers and Cable TV. And of course, my full-time gig as
the Image voice for WKTU - just signed for two more years! Thank you
again!" —Harry Legg
"Marc, most of my V-O bookings over the past year have been in the last two
months! Dressman International, TV, Humana Healthcare, regional TV,
VIP Events - one for regional television, one for Internet, Extreme Sports
(regional TV), 123 Loans (telephone messaging), BreathRx (regional Radio)
and Jabbertones (Industrial). Thank you for everything!" —Stacey Paige
"Hey Marc!! I am continuing doing the voices for two characters on a
show called 'SD Gundam' which is on Cartoon Network M-F at 5pm. The
character's names are Zero and Dr. Bellwood. I also recently did a few
PSA's, and a book on tape. Other projects: -The Big Football Game,
World Poker Exchange-regional commercial, SD Gundam-Video Game
and Monkey Turn (pilot). Plus, I got an agent at the Daniel Hoff Agency,
which is really exciting!" —Aliki Theofilopoulos
"Hey Marc! I just did a commercial for Clinica del Camino Real. Also, I
did all the sweepers for CLUB 945, a dance program in Lafayette, which
can be heard every Friday night on KSMB 94.5. Other than that, I'm
auditioning and hoping to land something GREAT. I hope all is well with
you. Lots of love," —Sandy Mooney
"I've used your tips for warming up on the way to auditions many times
since learning them and they have helped me tremendously to stay focused
and relaxed! And I just booked four more national spots for King's
Hawaiian Breads, so you may be hearing my voice a bit more on television
too!" —Kira Gurnee
Cashman Commercials is one of the few Radio
production companies in the country that offers a truly
comprehensive course in voice-acting, based on my 20 years of
casting, writing, directing, producing and acting in Radio and TV
commercials. I concentrate on commercial voice-acting only.
Present and former students will attest that my classes are
intensive, rigorous, challenging and practical--no mollycoddling
or sugarcoating, but always fun. I maximize mic time, and
unlike most instructors, assign weekly exercises and
homework, plus give report cards at the end of each course, so
you know exactly how you measure up against the competition.
Plus, I give out more information through handouts in six weeks
than most courses give out in a year!
The Beginner Classes have been especially created for people
who want a basic grasp of what it takes to become a
professional voice-over talent, and are structured to help
performers achieve competency in voice acting. We work on the
fundamentals of voice-acting, so that you'll have attained a firm
foundation should you decide to advance in your training. By
the end of the course you'll know whether the business of voiceover
is something you want to pursue.
The Intermediate Classes are for those of you who've had a few
classes under your belt, and are ready to take the next step
towards a career in voice-over. These courses are set up to help
actors achieve proficiency in voice acting. You'll delve deeper
into the various forms of commercial V-O copy (retail
announcing, monologues, dialogues, character study, TV
scripts) and learn techniques not taught anywhere else.
The Advanced/Working Pro Classes are for professionals
with a V-O demo or agent or both—who want to be challenged,
fine-tuned, and learn/expand about new and different arenas and
trends. Whether you want to upgrade your demo, punch up your
abilities in areas where you're weak and find your "signature
voice," you'll get specific techniques and tools that'll give you a
competitive, razor-sharp edge on auditions, and tips you can
use to put yourself at the top of every producer's list of talent.
Plus, we're one of the few classes in Los Angeles, the epicenter
of the voice-over universe, to analyze the business of voiceover,
design and packaging, self-promotion, finding an agent,
finding work, being professional, audition and studio session
protocol, and much, much more. And we invite top
professionals in the industry to share their expertise and
experiences with you.
If you're interested in signing up, call me at 661/222-9300, go to
www.cashmancommercials.com and click the link for classes for
more info (and if you have time, check out the rest of the site).
If you have any questions, comments or conflicts, email me at
cashcomm@earthlink.net. If you know of anyone else who
might be interested ("Gee, you're taking a voice-over class?"
"Do you like it?" "Can I get in?"), I'd really appreciate it if you
would forward this email message to them.
Thanks for your time and interest and hope to see you soon.
Marc Cashman
This section's just getting started, so look for updated V-O info each
month. We're going to try to give you links to new trends, news, tips,
questions and answers, etc. for the wacky world of voice acting. Our
first link is to a terrific site for proficient voice actors, www.Voices.com.
They’ve got tons of informative articles and podcasts, as well as
legitimate auditions for V-O jobs worldwide. On James Alburger's site,
The Art of Voice Acting, he's got a lot of info for voice actors of all levels.
You can access all of it through www.voiceacting.com. Another great
site with a lot of entertaining voice-over media files is Dave& Dave's
website: www.everythingvo.com. These people are really connected with
the L.A. V-O scene. And for a wonderful alternative to typical V-O
classes, check out the very impressive folks with Dick Orkin’s Famous
Radio Ranch at www.radio-ranch.com.
"Marc Cashman is one of the inspired and inspiring V-O
teachers in LA. Marc has a sharp ear, energy to burn, and a real
knowledge of the business...plus he's a great teacher with a
great sense of humor. He brings a positive energy to his
classes along with the chops needed to impart his well-earned
knowledge. Respect for his students, his joy of teaching, and
his continued work as a producer help make Marc's classes well
worth the time and money. I recommend his classes without
reservation." —Robin Thomas
"Marc Cashman is an excellent, authentic teacher. His
Advanced/Working Pro classes have improved every aspect of
my voice-over work from confidence with auditioning to
performance. I use his exercises and techniques before (and
during) every audition and session. Marc has incredible insights
into the world of V-O, which he generously shares in a positive,
fun and safe environment. The copy he provided covered a wide
range and gave me an opportunity to try new things and take
risks. Another plus was the exceptional talent of my
classmates all working professionals. The classes pushed me
to the limits and gave me the tools to meet the challenges with
enthusiasm and professionalism. I wholeheartedly recommend
Marc Cashman's classes and I look forward to taking more of
them myself." —Mike Goodrich
"Your class filled in some of the "holes" from other classes, and
there are so many reasons it stands out: why warming up your
voice is so necessary; your hand-outs on auditions and getting
an agent--something no other class has ever discussed. They
just say "good luck" in regards to that, on the last night; your
discussions about marketing and seeing examples of what
works and what falls short; getting all of your director's
comments on CD instead of cassette; and you're the only
teacher who goes through the time, hassle and effort to let each
student experience a phone-patch session--something we've
only heard mentioned in other classes but never experienced
first-hand. You are a natural teacher, and given your musical
background I think you made us all aware of looking/listening
for the musicality of the copy which helps bring it to life." —
Deborah Marlowe
"I had a great time and met some wonderful people, especially
Marc Cashman. Marc went leaps and bounds to guide me in the
right direction as a professional voice actor. I have taken
several V-O classes over the course of five years and none have
been as informative as "The Cashman Cache Of Voice Acting
Techniques." Marc's class is jam packed with tons of useful
information that works for all levels of voice actors and is a
course of study that you must experience!" —Tony Carnaghi
"In this class, you are in for NO MERCY, but lots of fun! Thanks
for teaching such a great class. I learned a TON!!" —Sandy
"Thanks for a really helpful class. Yours was the first one that I
had ever taken (though I've been a radio personality for years),
and from the sound of the students who had taken many other
classes, I obviously hit quite a jackpot with you! I look forward
to more." —Harry Legg
"I want you to know that I learned SOOOO much from your
class! I had my first commercial audition the other day, and was
so glad that I was prepared because of the tools I learned from
you. In fact, only six people got callbacks, and I was one of
them!! Not bad for my first one!! Thank you so very much,
Marc!!!" —Aliki Theofilopoulos
"I thoroughly enjoyed my V-O class experience. Moreover, I
appreciate your dedication and value your honesty. Your
enthusiasm and commitment to your craft is inspiring." —
Elizabeth Bloom
"I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED your class. And I learned a LOT." —
Linda Bonar
"This class is a must-have for any serious student of voiceover!
Marc Cashman is a great teacher and the classes are fun
and informative. You'll learn things here that other classes don't
teach!" —Rich Bullock
"Your class was difficult at times, challenging, always engaging,
informative and fun--exactly what I needed in order to get a
realistic understanding of where I am on the 'professional'
scale." —Lynn McLaughlin
"I truly enjoyed your class and look forward to working with you
again. The thing I appreciate about your class is that I have stuff
to take with me and continue to work on. The experience I
gained was refreshing and great. Your class is packed with
useful knowledge of not only how to condition for your best
performance, but also how to create and maintain strong
business practices. You lead the classes well, are respectful,
personable and even funny. You covered a great many issues I
was looking to deal with. I met some great people and I believe
your advice and insight to be solid. I had a great time as did, it
seemed, everyone in the class!" —Logan Williams
"Your class was focused, direct and extremely helpful. As a
news professional moving into commercial voiceover, I found
many new ways through your class to tap the thousands of
hours I've spent behind the microphone, and channel that
experience in an exciting new direction. Your class also offered
variety, realistic recreations of real-life audition situations, and
plenty of warmth, wisdom and humor. It was also a whale of a
lot of fun!" —Susanne Whatley
"This class was an excellent opportunity to stretch to the limits
of my abilities, to find out where they are and go beyond them.
(As a former Radio personality) I discovered things about my
performance that I had forgotten were there or didn't know were
there. Marc helps you find confidence in your abilities." —
Randy Morrison
"As a basic beginner in voice-overs, I had a truly great
experience working in your recent class. I thoroughly enjoyed
the format and found the interplay between the other classmates
to be very informative. Your instructions are to the point, you
enjoy what you're teaching and it shows in the results. I'm
looking forward to attending another class." —Jack Bednar
"Thanks so much for your great voice over instruction. Your
class is by far the best! See ya for the next one. Time to go
practice!" —Chaz Hernandez
"I was very pleased with my progress in your voiceover class.
You gave us many practical ideas, the class was fun, and the
atmosphere was very supportive and non-intimidating. Doing
doubles and group reads with talented classmates was an
excellent learning experience, and I particularly appreciated the
opportunity to de-mystify the telephone patch. Thank you
again." —Angela McEwan
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