Bookings, Auditions, & News, Oh My!

Oct. 2, 2014  Voiceover audition for Lindt chocolate

Oct 1, 2014  Callback for AARP

Sept. 30, 2014  BOOKED the film “Written in Stone”

Sept. 29, 2014  Callback for “Written in Stone”

Sept. 29 2014   OnCamera Commercial Audition for AARP

Sept. 28, 2014  Audition for the film “Written in Stone”

Sept. 26, 2014  Voiceover Audition for Spring Island

Sept. 26, 2014  Voiceover audition for Keeneland Raceway

Sept. 26, 2014  Callback for Ohio Lottery commercial

Sept. 25, 2014  Voiceover Audition for Alberta Leadership Conference

Sept. 24, 2014  Voiceover Audition Free People

Sept. 23, 2014  OnCamera Audition commercial for Ohio Lottery

Sept. 22, 2014  Voiceover audition for Liberty Science Center

Sept. 22, 2014  Voiceover Audition another First Niagara Bank

Sept. 22, 2014  Voiceover audition for Sun Trust Bank

Sept. 21, 2014  Shoot NOVO project

Sept. 18, 2014  Voiceover audition for Whole Foods

Sept. 18, 2014  Voiceover audition for Summit National Gas

Sept. 17, 2014  Voiceover audition for First Niagara Bank

Sept. 17, 2014  Voiceover audition for Ram’s Hill Golf Club

Sept. 16, 2014  Voiceover Audition for Humira

Sept. 16, 2014   Voiceover audition for Business Information Graphics

Sept. 16, 2014 OnCamera commercial audition for Edward Jones

Sept. 11, 2014  Voiceover Audition for VTE commercial

Sept. 10, 2014 Voiceover audition for VCU Medical Center

Sept. 9, 2014  BOOKED NOVO – Thanks David Cady!  You Rock!!

Sept. 5, 2014  1st refusal for NOVO

Sept. 5, 2014  Voiceover audition for RaceTrac

Sept. 4, 2014  Voiceover audition for Yankee Candle

Sept. 3, 2014   On-camera commercial audition NOVO

Sept. 2, 2014   Voiceover audition CBOE-VIX investments

HAPPY LABOR DAY WEEKEND, EVERYONE!  THANK GOODNESS FOR UNIONS! – please click here for this cute, but powerful, video: Union Is Strength!

Aug. 27, 2014  Voiceover audition BlackRock Investments

Aug. 26, 2014  Voiceover audition Eliquis.

Aug. 24, 2014 Extreme TV Pilot Writing Workshop with Michael C. McCarthy at The P.I.T.

Aug. 21, 2104  Voiceover auditions for Capital One and CIT

Aug. 20, 2014  Voiceover audition Toyota

Aug. 18, 2014  Film promo scenes for “By the Dashboard Light”

Aug. 15, 2014  Callback for Lyrica

Aug. 14, 2014  New headshot shoot with Anthony Grasso

Aug. 14, 2014  Audition on-camera commercial TWC Price Waterhouse

Aug. 14, 2014  Voiceover audition JP Morgan Chase

Aug. 12, 2014  Audition on-camera commercial Lyrica

Aug. 10, 2014  On hold for booking for AstraZeneca voiceover

Aug. 9, 2014   Reading of Homer’s The Odyssey.  Manhattan.  Created by Ben Gougeon.

Aug. 8, 2014   Voiceover audition for First Niagara Bank

Aug. 8, 2014  Voiceover auditions for Mayo Clinic

Aug. 7, 2014   Record more voiceover copy for Wearable Technology

Aug. 7, 2014   Voiceover auditions for Portland State University, MTV Three By Five, DirectorPoint, & HugFun.

Aug. 6, 2014  Voiceover audition for AstraZeneca

July 30 – Aug. 6, 2014  Holiday (James Taylor concert! :))

July 29, 2014  VoiceOver audition for Crest

July 28, 2014  Audition for the film “Spank” by Bridget Smith and Mike Walsh

July 23, 2014  VoiceOver audition for Learning Management Systems: Diabetes

July 22, 2014  Record RENEW voiceovers

July 20, 2014  VoiceOver audition for K-Mart

July 16, 2014   VoiceOver auditions for Simple Skin

July 12, 2014   By The Dashboard Light begins filming

July 9, 2014    1st refusal for Fidelity

July 9, 2014    On-camera audition for Fidelity

July 9, 2014    VoiceOver audition for Chase

July 7, 2014    VoiceOver audition for Geico

July 8, 2014    BOOKED for RENEW voiceovers

July 7, 2014     Record Wearable Technology voiceover

July 3, 2014     Voiceover audition for Symbicort

July 2, 2014     On-camera commercial audition for Verizon FIOS

July 1, 2014     BOOKED for Wearable Technology promo voiceover

July 1, 2014      VoiceOver audition for IBM

June 29, 2014  1st Rehearsal for the funny film, By The Dashboard Light by Joe Ronca and Sienna Golden Malik

June 27, 2014   VoiceOver auditions for Humira, Reliant, and Bayer

June 26, 2014   Audition for the role of Marie in the comedic play, “Teddy’s Doll House” by Kathleen Kaan, directed by Leonard Peters

June 23, 2014   VoiceOver audition for FEMA

June 16, 2014    VoiceOver audition for Brisdelle

June 15, 2014   Record promo trailer for the film “Debtonator”

June 13, 2014   BOOKED for the film “Debtonator” promo trailer.

April 24, 2014   BOOKED the role of Alice, in Joe Ronca and Sienna Golden Malik’s hilarious film, “By the Dashboard Light.”

March 26, 2014 BOOKED Ensure voiceover.

 

Sept-Oct 2014 On-Camera Courses with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed. Weist Barron Studios.

FREE Acting for Film/TV/Sit-Com Sample Class – Tuesday, September 16.  6:30pm-7:30pm
with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed
Sign-up that night for the classes listed below & get a $25 Discount Coupon.  Or pay in full 1-Week before a course begins & get a $25 Early Registration Discount.

Call 212 840-7025 to make a reservation. Space is limited so everyone can participate.

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ACTING IN SIT-COMS with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed – 4 Thursdays, October 2 – 23, 2014.  6:30-9:30pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

Get serious about your Comedy skills

Have a blast learning how to be funny on TV.  By the end of this on-camera course, you’ll know the Rules of Comedy, how to find the jokes in a script, how to develop believable characters, and how to approach physical comedy. Maggie fine-tuned her own comedic technique first as the long-running, kooky Shannon O’Hara McKechnie on As the World Turns, then as a guest star on many primetime TV shows, including Spin City with Michael J. Fox, The Golden Girls with Betty White, and of course with Jerry on Seinfeld. Start acting funny now.

4 Thursdays –  October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2014.  6:30pm to 9:30pm

$250.  Weist Barron alumni $225.

Please go to www.WeistBarron.com for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.

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 ACTING FOR FILM/TV – 6 Tuesdays, Sept 30 to Nov 4, 2014. 6:30-9:30pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

On-Camera Scene Work for the Serious Actor

Develop and explore your on-camera presence in scene work and exercises specifically created for film and television. For theatre trained actors, it’s the perfect way to learn how to hone your performances for the camera.  With all the new media possibilities in addition to network TV and films, discover that you can nail your auditions and feel confident with your on-camera skills. Acting experience/training or interview with the instructor required.

6 Tuesdays – September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 , 2014.  6:30-9:30pm.

$325.  Weist Barron Alumni $275.

Please go to www.WeistBarron.com for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.

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AUDITIONING FOR SMALL PARTS (Under 5 lines) TBA

“It’s only a few lines, what’s the big deal?”

That’s what you might ask yourself when you get your audition script for a co-starring role on TV or a day player in a film, right?  But, once you get to the audition, if you haven’t prepared properly, you feel lost and unsure about how to deliver such a seemingly simple scene.  The Under-5 Workshop will give you a solid technique for preparing for those short scenes.  Learn how to create your character’s world, while still serving the script, with 5 lines or less.  Films are filled with these short scenes, as well as primetime and daytime TV co-starring roles. Be prepared.  Get the confidence you need to Nail those Under-5′s!
$45 for a single class.  $40 for each additional class.
Please go to www.WeistBarron.com for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.

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SITCOM SLAM!  TBA  10:00am-5:00pm – Weist Barron Studios, NYC

Advanced SitCom Intensive.  You know the Rules Of Comedy, now come play with them all day in this Intensive On-Camera Workshop of Sitcom Scenes chosen specifically for you.  Or you can bring in scenes of your choosing*.  Either way, it’ll be a blast improving your script analyses skills, like how to find the jokes and how to land ‘em, all while gaining more comedic confidence for Slammin’ SitCom success in any comedic adventure you encounter!

*Scenes MUST be memorized before the beginning of class, so register ASAP to give yourself time to get those words down.

ONE-DAY ONLY.  10:00am – 5:00pm.

$175.  Weist Barron Alumni $150.

Please go to www.WeistBarron.com for more information and call 212-840-7025 to enroll.

Book private coaching sessions with Your SitCom Coach-Maggie Reed, in-person or on Skype.com, NOW to hone your funny bones and get the confidence you’ve been looking for with your comedy monologues and scene work.  In-person or on Skype.com.  Click here to take advantage of current rates before they go up October 1, 2014.

The Margaret Reed Channel-YouTube

Click here for my new YouTube channelThe Margaret Reed Channel.  New material will be  added continually. Enjoy!

In production on 2 films concurrently now.  One is the drama from director John Desiderio entitled Silenus, in which I play the mother of an autistic adult child whose husband has abandoned her, leaving her to discover aspects of herself that had previously been hidden.  The other is the hilarious new film by Joe Ronca called By the Dashboard Light in which I play the erotic-Jeopardy-like game show enthusiast who cares more about her TV show than her wayward son’s and daughter’s problems.  And watch for the new pilot, Burn the Ocean, by Roger Casey and Sean Hudock, directed by Ashlea Hartz and produced by Brooke McDaniel, in which I play an ex-CIA, bomb-strapped agent.

Recording a bunch of top-secret voiceover dialogue and efforts for an Academy Award winning actress, directed by an Academy Award winning director was a thrill-a-minute.  It opened last October, with another Academy Award winner as the other star of the film. Wish I could tell ya what the suspense-filled film is, but then, well…..let’s just say, it wouldn’t be pretty…  It was one of the most creatively fulfilling and rewardingly exhausting few days of production that I’ve ever experienced.  The Academy Award winning editor of the film (wish I could tell ya his name, but, well…. you know the drill…) was extraordinary in his ability to convey what the film needed from me, while he coordinated his comments, via Skype from across the ocean with the director, to the LoopersUnlimited theatre & voiceover director Dann Fink, then on to me with precision and inspiration.  So grateful for them both and for the amazing talents of Mark DiSimone, the mixer at Soundtrack Studios in Manhattan.

 

Student Bookings


Rising star Trey Gerrald, has a recurring role on Orange is the New Black and has appeared and will be on Tina Fey’s Tooken, You’re the Worst, Next Caller, and The Carrie Diaries, to name a few.  Tom Coll has booked. So has Megan Grocutt. Likewise with Daniel Hepner, Bill Beckwith, Joe Gesuale, Jill Wurzburg, Megan Elliott, Rahmel Reid, Terrence Jenkins, Jeff Joslin, Irene Minko, Max Brand, and so many more of my students/clients. In projects such as Blue Jasmine, The Wolf of Wall Street, American Hustle, Nurse Jackie, The Fosters, The Good Wife, Win, Win with Paul Giamatti and the new HBO miniseries directed by Todd Haynes with Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce (and yours truly as Maggie Biederhof), plus indie films, TV, stage, and internet productions.

This year has been an embarrassment of riches for us all. May it continue on in all of our lives who read this and want the world to be a richer place by giving audiences food for thought, emotional inspirations, and insights they might not have had before.

Please let me know how your projects are going. I’d love to hear about anything you’re working on. And send me a link to your website or Facebook, ActorsAccess, etc. page. I’ll display it on my Links page. Bravo to you for living your dreams!