The Call Sheet

Atlanta actor Steve Coulter
Jan 23rd, 2017
The following is part two of a piece by noted and accomplished Atlanta actor Steve Coulter.  Be sure to check out Part 1 here.   Now it’s time for you to shoot.  This should go without saying, but KNOW YOUR LINES.  I was once on an HBO shoot, chatting with a fellow local actor while we waited.  We were told our scene was up next.  This other actor went pale and blurted, “Oh, sh*t!  I better go look at my lines!”  I was dumbfounded.  We’d had the script for a few weeks, and this guy still had to rush off to look at his lines?!  Not cool.... + continue reading
Steve Coulter, acting tips
Jan 03rd, 2017
The following is a guest post from probably one of the most well known, well respected working actors in Atlanta, Steve Coulter.  Steve rarely toots his own horn, so we'll say he's the real deal, with TV credits like In the Heat of the Night, Dawson's Creek, One Tree Hill, Prison Break, Army Wives, and of course The Walking Dead.  Feature films include Madea's Family Reunion, Hunger Games, Anchorman 2, Furious 7, and Birth of a Nation.  How cool is it that Content South readers can get the below personal advice on how to work on a set and not look like an amateur moron in the... + continue reading
Patricia Taylor, Georgia Production Partnership
Dec 05th, 2016
Georgia Production Partnership Lets You Go From Outsider to Insider   The Georgia Production Partnership continues to grow rapidly in membership as the Film and Television Industry expands in Georgia, making GPP a top community leader in the Georgia Entertainment Industry. Now ranked 3rd in the nation for Filmmaking, Georgia is a film destination to be reckoned with.   GPP has become the voice of the industry, with a mission to connect the community through advocacy, educational workshops, legislative leadership, networking and community support. “We support the GA Film... + continue reading
One dog biting the tail of another
Nov 21st, 2016
Got scoop of your own to tell Atlanta?  Email it to mike@contentsouth.com   SCAD wants to be among those training Atlanta’s future film and TV pros.  Classes started in April and are already full of eager young minds learning things like Secrets of a Strong First Draft with the Oscar-nominated Kim Krizan, Camera Technique, SFX Makeup, and getting camera system certifications.  Classes cost hundreds, not thousands.  SCAD’s Brantly Watts says, “With proper training, creatives in Atlanta will have the opportunity to reach the caliber that’s an industry standard... + continue reading
Jeffrey Umberger Voice Over Tips
Nov 17th, 2016
Tip: If you're still getting auditions from your agent, all the previous auditions were done well.  Trust me.   Need improvement?  Not booking?  Good voice over agents will always give you the chance for an adjustment read before final submission during an audition process, but beyond that, a solid voice over acting tip is that you are responsible for your own ON-GOING training.   Are you in a weekly or monthly peer group?  Are you practicing daily for 15 minutes or more by mimicking actual commercials on tv and radio to stay in step with current delivery... + continue reading
Woman biting a piece of chocolate
Oct 18th, 2016
The old crooner Andy Williams used to sing “Moon River.”  But Andy wasn’t in trouble with the Securities and Exchange Commission like the 3 execs of Moon River Studios.  It’s one Georgia studio project, near Savannah, that just flat didn’t work out.  The claim is that investors were defrauded, which is impossible because nobody EVER gets ripped off in show business.  It would have been the biggest studio project in ‘Merica, with studios, offices, post prod and an outdoor music venue.   Two sad Atlanta-related passings: William “Bill” Nunn III, or Radio Rahem of... + continue reading
Doughnut with a bite out of it
Sep 22nd, 2016
If you think the size of your soundstage doesn’t matter, don’t tell Valhalla Studios that.  One of theirs will be 40,000 square feet when it opens, the largest in all of Jawja.  first phase is 7 20,000-square-foot stages, one 30,000-square-foot stage.  But listen to what else is going in the old electronics recycling facility: seven 20,000 square foot stages, one 30,000 square footer, a 100,000-square-foot building for offices and mill space, another office building, a helipad, and naturally, a half mile of private train track for use in productions like “Stand By Me – The... + continue reading
Man biting laptop - Atlanta production
Aug 29th, 2016
"Underground," a show about some slaves trying to get out of Georgia through the Underground Railroad, seems to think it makes sense to get IN to Georgia.  The show is the most watched original series ever on WGN America and will move to Savannah (home to mossy trees and Zac Efron filming Baywatch) for season 2.   It’s not the size of your soundstage, it’s what you do with it.  That said, the largest soundstage at Pinewood was topped off with flags and fanfare and hoo-ha.  This undivided soundstage is 40,000 sq. ft. and is part of Phase 3, which includes 6 soundstages, a... + continue reading
Jul 25th, 2016
If you see Sheriff Rick and he looks more like drag queen than zombie food (not that zombies wouldn’t also like a tasty drag queen now and then), it’s because co-star Norman Reedus loaded his car’s AC vents with glitter.  And it’s summer in Senoia, so that AC was probably cranked.   Tyler Perry Studios is hiring for all kinds of things.  If you want to work really, really hard and stay super humble about what you make, go to http://www.tylerperry.com/work-with-us/   Melissa McCarthy’s coming to town.  Her husband Ben Falcone will direct her in “Life of the Party... + continue reading
May 24th, 2016
It’s a couple of guys actually.  One of them is Mike Stiles.   You might know Mike from…nowhere, because mostly he’s been a writer and a behind the scenes guy.  They’re usually introverts who suck at charisma and self-promotion.   Around here, he’s probably most heard-of from his work as a founding member of the live Atlanta sketch comedy troupe Sketchworks.  He wrote loads of sketches, dressed in a lot of ill-fitting costumes and begged people to shoot and edit funny videos for 10 years or so.  And yes, he’s Notorious D-A-D.    After a career... + continue reading