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BEHIND THE LENS…..Shattered Series

21 Aug

FILMMAKERS CORNER

Behind The Lens

THEY LIED TO YOU!!!!!

Your Voice is Extremely Significant to The TV/Film Movement.

Come Have a Seat at the Table of the Women’s Filmmakers Corner…….

We’ll Explain How and Why……………….Okay?!

  •      Conversation is Necessary
  •      Movies and TV is Evolving
  •      Imperative to Educate through Story Telling

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LET ME BOTTOM LINE IT……No One Can Tell Your Story Like You!

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UnMatched! Rasheda L Randle

28 Jan

FB_IMG_1517156481345Rasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda is inspired by adversity and anyone who have to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Goals.

Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy.

Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

Focusing on her talents,credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors

She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.
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It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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a Dream Fulfilled with Rasheda L Randle

14 Jan

23800270_10102353317794394_990104959841718736_oRasheda L Randle, native of Indianapolis, IN, is an American Actress and Filmmaker; accomplished in the areas of Directing and Producing Films with Highlights in Theater. With experience birthed from early childhood, predating to 5 years old; Rasheda began her writing journey and later exploring her Gifts as an Actress and Producer- collectively over 10 years.

Having Such a Vibrant Buffet of Exposure to Life and Culture- Overall; Rasheda L. Randle has become a World Renown Household Brand.

Rasheda was “ahead of her time”. At a very young age she knew the Divine calling on her life was to be a Creator. What she would later learn was her Ultimate Assignment would be to Lead and Create Opportunities for Many!

Rasheda, too, stood on the shoulders of other notable Artist and Filmmakers- when It came to Film-making. However much of her foundation and the woman she is, Today, stemmed from her upbringing.

She inherited a sense of liberty from her mother’s wit and carefree personality. Rasheda’s mother was definitely resilient and full of life! She would do everything in her Power to see a smile on Rasheda’s face! Rasheda would often reflect on her mother making the most heavenly home made vanilla ice cream-from when it would snow in Indiana.

But as life would have; Rasheda had to accept the Good, Bad, and Ugly”. There were levels to the Ups and Downs Rasheda endured. Rasheda’s mom was unapologetically unconstrained. Unfortunately, due to a few impaired choices, Rasheda’s mother was exposed to and became a victim of substance abuse. During her Mother’s rehabilitation, Rasheda’s father, older Sisters – (who also aided in Much of her School Endeavors), and other family members would carry the baton as Rasheda’s caretaker.

It’s of No coincidence how well Rasheda was able to navigate through her journey with a seemingly unmarked appearance. After all, Rasheda’s zodiac is a Libra; she naturally embodied balance! None-the-less, Rasheda could do No wrong in her Mother’s eye sight- despite their situation. After Rasheda’s mother completed rehab, she rediscovered herself and got engaged. And in 2007, 4 days after Rasheda’s mother’s birthday and celebration, Rasheda’s mother never woke again.

In the interim of Rasheda having to adapt to a new normality of life, she was highly successful in school. She attributes her ambition and perseverance to her Grandfather. He was the Patriarch that exuded an astronomical wealth of Wisdom! Like many other families, Rasheda’s Grandfather would be their Beacon of Hope. Through many examples of his kindness, integrity, and hard work, Rasheda would take the lessons taught by her Grandfather and Purposely execute her goals.

Rasheda’s Grandfather was/is the Rock! He maintained his position and encouraged Rasheda to continue to be the Best at Everything and she did just that! Her works and accomplishments as a youth would include but not be limited to writing with the Young Author’s Program and Book-It, sponsored by Pizza Hut. She would later go on to Winning Writing Contests!

Rasheda was inspired by adversity and anyone who had to overcome it, to achieve their own Personal Greatness! The AUDACITY Rasheda had- had Taken Flight!

After high school, Rasheda pursued her Bachelor’s Degree in Radio/TV/ Film, and an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She also advanced her commitment and became a Graduate of the New York Film Academy. Still hearing her Grandfather’s voice, Rasheda remains to be a Student of Life.

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Essentially, Rasheda learned as a child how significant it was to have a support system that would champion, remind, and affirm her, just as her Grandfather had displayed. Rasheda was adopted into the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. Though she was quite grounded; being a member of this Sisterhood made her WHY even stronger!

Rasheda’s regal appetite to learn and experience life through a Creative lens is that of a Legend! She has traveled some of the most Prominent International Cites: Paris, Amsterdam, and London to name a few. She became the Poster Board of Living with No Regrets! As Rasheda’s Purpose was to use her artistry, talents, and gifts in an effort to give back to others; She decided to relocate. Having met Los Angeles along the way of her expeditionary learning; she would soon make Atlanta, GA be her Home and Hub of which to build her Brand!

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Focusing on her talents, credentials, and what she felt her budding acting peers would need; Rasheda launched her company, Ivy League Productions/Consulting and she is the Creator and Instructor of The Actors Roundtable Workshop. The platforms she has created was designed to assist the beginning Actor or Filmmaker in All areas of Entertainment.

Rasheda’s decision to build her vision for making films in Atlanta was metamorphic. Her work ethic was unmatched. She begin to see the fruition of her laborious hustle. Rasheda’s colleagues trusted and admired her effort and detail to quality. It did not take long for the rest of the acting circuit to catch on and want to be part of her regime.

Rasheda broke down barriers! With a catalog of movie scripts, monologues and other projects; Rasheda produced Love and War, Heartless, and was lead Actress in, one of Amazon’s Best Top Sellers, Things My Daddy Should Have Told Me. As Rasheda carried on her vision she progressed as a filmmaker by entering her Movies in Film Festivals throughout the United States. She is recognized as a Renaissance woman. Having won awards with TPN Film Festival (Feb 2016, Dec 2016 for Best Actress) and The Peachtree Theater Awards (Artist of Influence) are just the beginning of her Dynasty!

Possessing a plethora of training and experience in Acting, Rasheda remains vibrant and goal oriented! She Owns her ability to deliver a crisp presentation! Rasheda is a former TV Reporter and serves as an event Host. She studies and aspires to work closely with Oprah Winfrey, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, and Kevin Hart. Rasheda also has a burning passion to portray Mamie Till in a film centered around the life of and after Emmett Till. Rasheda’s long term goals in the Entertainment Industry are to land a contract with Prime Time TV, Act in Horror films, and use her influence to generate opportunities for other actors.

As Rasheda persisted making a leading name for herself, she never lost sight of the impact her parents had and the nutrition her Grandfathered poured into her. She took pride in knowing she did her Absolute best to crush the odds that were against her! She has branded in her heart quotes: “I can accept failure, but I cannot accept Not trying”- Michael Jordan, “To Accomplish Great things, we must not only act, but also Dream, Not only plan, but Believe”- Anatole France, and “I can do All things through Christ, Who strengthens Me”- Philippians 4:13.

It is blatantly evident the magnitude of consideration Rasheda has for her friends, family, and peers. Parallel to her ambition to serving the Acting circuit; she also plans to Open and Operate a non profit for functional and nonfunctional addicts (with detox, rehabilitation and transitional living) as well as her own Traveling agency- making Dubai her Voyage!

Rasheda L Randle is Certainly a Force to be reckoned with! Goals are Endless as Rasheda believes Life is a Gift and she is Determined to Show Gratitude through her Platform.

Stay Tuned to See What’s Next in Rasheda’s Amazing Journey!

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RISING STAR ACTRESS RAINA HOUSTON

6 Dec

Raina Houston, You Ask!

Raina is an American actress born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana and has come to Claim Purpose and Blaze the world of Entertainment! For more than 10 years she has been a student of the Arts. Being rooted in Theater, Raina has since discovered her passion for TV & Film.

Raina attributes much of her Strength, Inspirations and Upbringing to her Mother. Her mother’s kindness, integrity and work ethic is/were endless and helped to shape Raina’s perception of Life.
Raina grew up in east New Orleans. In earlier years, she and her older brother would create memories with other children at Joe W. Brown Park. Also, Raina would often visit the Historically esteemed French Quarters during school field trips; but it wasn’t until she was older that she truly learned the significance of what she had been exposed to.

Like her Mother, a lover of life and all things in it; Raina strives to mimic her- by exuding Love, Respect, and Compassion, daily. Although Raina’s purpose is Acting, she accepts responsibility to humankind and is deliberate in her role to reflect and breathe life into her story or project.

It didn’t take Raina long to learn that what she had fantasized of being for so long would also require exceptional dedication and levels of honing her craft. Raina begin training at the age of 12 at Anthony Bean Community Theater in New Orleans. Throughout her entire high school term she was a member of the Drama Dept. of McDonogh #35 as well as a student at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts (NOCCA). Raina then studied and graduated (with Honors) from The Conservatory of Theater Arts of Webster University with a degree in Acting.

It comes as no surprise that whatever Raina touches will manifest into something great!

After graduation Raina relocated to Atlanta, Georgia with the same Blueprint in mind; she allowed her love for people to help navigate her into the acting circuit of Atlanta. Connecting with like-minded Artist; Raina had the pleasure of competing in the REP YOUR ACT 2017 Acting Competition. Naturally she Wowed the Audience, other contenders and judges- thus making her the Winner of the competition. Not quite a year after being a resident she is rumored to be a young Viola Davis!

Raina has served Background and Supporting Roles in films; Contraband, The Important Parts of Me, Ms. Devaux (2018). She has had the opportunity to work as an associate producer in Dirty Deeds (Keturah Miller in The Blue Series- Discovery}. Raina has also portrayed Idil in Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down (Natalie E. Davis).

While Raina continues to evolve as an Actress, she understands symmetry. In Life, there will be highs and lows. She has tattooed words to live and love by; “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship.”-Denzel Washington and “The kind of beauty I want most is the hard-to-get kind that comes from within – strength, courage, dignity.”-Ruby Dee

Raina’s goals are to tell as many stories and touch as many hearts as possible through her work; whether it be through TV/Film or Stage. She dreams to one day share scenes with Viola Davis, Cicely Tyson and Forrest Whitaker but more than that Raina aspires to be the best version of herself; holding true to always being intentional and unapologetically transparent.

Fasten Your Seat Belts!
You wouldn’t want to miss Raina’s Amazing
Journey as she is set to be Party to Tracie Collins’ V Monologues in 2018 as well as the Revamping of the Stage Play, Where It All Goes Down.

Raina Houston
rainahouston0@gmail.com
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http://www.rainahouston.com (2018)
For Bookings: BYSB Talent Agency

RAINA Speaks!

““Since I’ve studied theater mainly, I felt a bit like a fish out of water moving to Atlanta to pursue a career in film and television. It hasn’t been a walk in a park and I’m still learning each day what serves me best as an actress. I simply had to become comfortable with failing and telling myself, “Hey, it’s ok! You live and you learn.” What’s for you is for you and no one can take that from you!”23231554_556052838060858_4741629602965542208_n

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RESILIENCE with Bria Armani!

27 Nov

Actress & Dancer, Bria Armani, was Created to Be Victorious! 

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Long before birth, a seed was planted that the world would soon come to witness its emergence! Bria Armani Johnson, native of New Orleans, Louisiana, is a budding American Actress and Dancer with emphasis in delivering Truth and Humility in her stage presence.

Bria Armani was a natural entertainer. At 3 years old, before learning to ride her first bicycle with training wheels; Bria was already performing for family and friends. Not completely certain (in the beginning) of what direction or facet of entertainment Bria would pursue, Bria’s Mother would encourage her to seek and do nothing but her absolute best!

The correlation between Bria’s Spiritual foundation and the amount of success she has experienced at such a young age is noteworthy but not hard to believe. Bria attributes much of who she has become to her Mother. In more ways than being an Actor and Dancer, her Mother taught her how to live and consider others. Bria would reflect on her Mother’s words, “Lead by Example”. To Bria, that meant follow Her (and others who has her best interest in heart) lead; so one day- when it is Your turn, you would be the Leader you were Truly born to be!

Bria Armani Represents Herself as an Ambassador of Change Through Her Captivating Performances! 

Bria is Esteemed by the Power of her support system! While she is ever learning from her Mother of how to manage school and live Amicably, she receives constant cheer-leading from her Father and biggest fan, her younger brother. Overall, Bria’s parents have been instrumental throughout her entire life, teaching her and her brother to dig deep and pull out the best within!

Bria has searched and discovered her purpose to continue to walk in her calling for the plans that God has for her life; doing so by remaining humble, respectful and showing love to all.

Being resilient to her calling, Bria is also inspired by Taraji P Henson & Janet Jackson. She regards them as Outstanding and having the ability to demonstrate Positivity. As Bria evolves into her own Artistic Range, she hopes to one day share scenes and take direct notes from the Leading Ladies who Brings their “A” Game!

Bria is No Stranger to Hard Work! Although she is instinctively Ready, the level of work she would put in to give that Striking Encore, never escaped her! Bria is a Student of Hott Theater for Children with Lauren Hunt (where she is prepped and trained for Interviews/Audition Techniques, Commercials, Films, Confidence and so much More)! She has attended classes at Mademoiselle Dwyn School of Dance in New Orleans, LA (Training in areas of Ballet, Tap, and Jazz). She has also trained at ATLA Connect in Hip Hop and Majorette Dance. 

Bria’s Sense of Dedication is Beyond Comparison! 
Being a young entertainer is undeniably a task! Majority of her earlier acting career, Bria had a family-like bond with her peers. It wasn’t uncommon for them to champion each-others journeys’. Bria and her Hott Theater classmates entered a competition showcasing their talent. This would set the Entertaining precedent, Rep Your Act 2017. As if the pressures of having to contend with her closest friends weren’t enough for Bria; each actor brought their own special sauce! Nonetheless, Bria never underestimated her ability to be great, as she now understood what was at stake. And honestly no one took it personally. Bria would learn, ultimately, her strength lied in her ability to care, exude much patience and remain connected. With a Recipe of High Expectations and Love, Bria would WIN the 2017 Rep Your Act Competition! 

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As Bria would continue in her endeavors, she holds near (words to live by from her Mother); “Remember to Push, Pray, Praise and Remain Humble”.

Other trainings and TV/Film works would include but not be limited to Madea’s Boo Halloween, Middle School the Worst Years of My Life, (TV One) Saints and Sinners, (TPN Network) Flags on the Field, Denied Unemployment , The Appeal, & Love Is All It Takes Stage Play (Eagle Vision Production). Bria has also had the opportunity to work closely with Chike Okonkwo (BET’s Being Mary Jane) and Nate Parker (Birth of a Nation).  

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“My Scene was Very Controversial, Being that I was a Little Black girl captured by “Will” in bed with my White Master…..Mr. Parker Wanted to Make Sure I was Comfortable and Ready to master the scene he chose for me……Mr. Parker also asked my opinion for the scene after we ran through it once…. I gave him a suggestion and he actually used it in the movie!…I was excited, blown away, and just happy for this experience…. I even forgot I was on set for over 13 hours…. I will never forget the opportunity with working on set of Birth Of A Nation.!”  

Bria’s fruitful journey thus far has made such an impression on her. She is simultaneously fueled with excitement and nervousness as she embarks on new levels. Her goals are to attend Julliard in New York City for College, and after graduation she seeks to become a full time Professional Actress, Director/Producer as well as owner of a Dance Studio in Atlanta, GA and New Orleans LA.

With an expression of gratitude to Hott Theater for Children’s own, Lauren Hunt, Bria Armani dreams to one day create a nonprofit foundation for less fortunate girls. One that would serve as a vehicle to not only provide shelter, but aid in Confidence building and allowing them to receive Free Lessons in the areas of Arts and Academics.

As it was rooted from birth, Bria Armani Johnson deems herself a Winner and she effortlessly seizes the opportunity to champion her friends and family’s with success and well wishes.

“Continue to Bring Your A Game!”, says Bria 

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ACT LIKE A PRO Magazine (Behind the Scenes)

6 Sep


Entertainment Professionals
Tell All…………..

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Rising Star /The Exception

30 Jun

Brenda Smith Dubone is THE Exception.

American Actress/Host/ Model, Brenda Smith Dubone is known to be THE Exception!

Brenda is a Memphis, TN Native who relocated to Atlanta Georgia in 2013. After having been a veteran of the City of Memphis for 22 years, Wife (Divorcee), and Mother who raised 4 children; Brenda strategically executed her life long passion of working in Entertainment.

No matter the facet; Acting, Modeling, Singing, etc, Brenda deliberately was in execution mode!

Brenda was wise beyond her years. She learned at the early age of 5 about her gifts. Being extremely shy- she would only sing and dance for family. Later, in her middle school- aged years she experienced one of the most frightening moments of her life! Brenda learned that an opening at her school choir would soon be available. But the only way to be considered- she would have to audition in front of several of her peers. Thankfully, Mrs. Annie Barrett allowed her to sing to her (in a private setting). It was of No Surprise- how Brenda would WOW the entire Choir department with her colorful and mature vocals.
This gave Brenda the confidence that would help navigate her throughout her journey. Brenda later began giving private vocal lessons; teaching songs and harmony.

As an adult, Brenda Blooms in her Purpose. Being an example to others; showing them “with Faith in God, hard work and determination, it is Never too late to live out your dreams- No Matter What They Are and How Old You Are”!

Having Been Led By God w Purpose and Time, Brenda Surrounded Herself with People Who Authentically Understood Her Vision. People Who Epitomizes ‘IronSharpensIron!’ A Live Broadcast, “He Said, She Said”, Chef Competition: Laughter for the Soul (Food), AmicaAnd2Girls (Red Carpet Host), an Annual Fashion Show, “Ageless Beauty” are All Leading House Hold Brands, Brenda Has Come to Love and Attributes the Climax of her Career to her Dear Friend and Business Partner, Media Matriarch and Owner of TLA Agency, Tina Bridges.

Brenda continues to challenge herself, daily. She is proud to be in the position to add value to herself- by studying her craft. Brenda has taken multiple Acting Workshops in Atlanta, GA: Rated ETA, Dugout Studios, Rhavynn Drummer and a Production Assistant workshop at Pinewood Studios. Brenda also attributes sharpening her skills as an entertainer to the many Appearances she has made on TV. She has Served as an Actress (Multiple Seasons) on Fatal Attraction, The Originals, Domestic Seduction, Captain America 3, Wimpy Kid the Long Haul, Spider Man Home Coming, The Last Full Measure and Still Managing to Book Commercial Print Ads (Treasure Bay Casino)/Brand Modeling for Many Notable Photographers and Magazines. Brenda’s also had the opportunity to take great notes along side Veteran Actor, Samuel L Jackson, and Stand-in for Rapper, Producer, Queen Latifah (Miracles From Heaven).

As if Being Mother, Actress, Host, and Full Figured Runway Model isn’t enough; Brenda stretches belief in her dream to become a world renowned Writer. One of her favorite quotes, “I do what I can, while I can, because tomorrow is not promised”! With each obstacle there is a blessing. Brenda has been the exception to what society deems to be the perfect recipe for success. Instead she has used her shy-ness and many other stones to build her massive catalog. And with a goal to continue to inspire others she also plans to humbly bask in her accomplishments with family and friends.

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REPYourACT

3 May

D.R.E.A.M.

Remember the story about young Abigail?

Won the crowd over in her County’s Annual Talent Show Exhibition with her performance of the late Billie Holiday’s God Bless the Child!
Well……She had the Dream of Being a GREAT notable Entertainer.
It wasn’t because she had many people around her that were of influence (in that area) but her God-given gift to bring joy to everyone she encountered (through song, dance and occasional impersonations of characters from the 80s’ TV Show, Dynasty). Her imagination was quite extensive!
The only 2 problems Abigail faced was not having the vehicle to get her where she needed to be and her friends/family had little to no knowledge of who to contact that could potentially assist her in this expedition. Though her obstacles stood out like a sore thumb, she maintained a “Regular” job while continuing to be a refreshing burst of Energy and never losing sight of her Dream!

Destined. Resilient. Empower. Advocate. Motivator.

A meager description of modern day Abigail; Actress Lauren also known as Lauren Hunt simply wouldn’t take NO for an answer! To her, it wasn’t enough to recommend to the people she cared so deeply about- ‘to get a regular job’. Lauren knew she wasn’t alone and desperately wanted to help others’ live their dreams. Thus, answering the call to Be the Matriarch and voice for youth in the land of Entertainment.

Actress Lauren, being a native of Mobile, Alabama, later became a residence of Atlanta, Georgia for 17 years. She’s also an educator having a considerable amount of experience in the areas of Private and Public School Sectors. In which she soon discovered the need for Arts and her compelling vigor to commit to such an assignment.

Actress Lauren would often be approached by parents of youth as well as other mentors, expressing their interest in entertaining or how they- themselves might go about contributing to the Arts. Although Lauren didn’t have all the answers, she remembered encouraging nuggets her mother would share; “Seek God to make the Vision Clear” or “Practice Makes Permanent”. After experiencing a few personal (seemingly) set backs of attempting to establish herself in the industry; Lauren realized
the answers she sought God for- was already in her possession!

THEN THIS HAPPENED****HOTT THEATRE For CHILDREN

Actress Lauren had made good on her child hood dreams! She earned a BA in Theater at Auburn University and after wards served numerous roles in Stage Plays. This gave her the fortitude to birth Hott Theatre for Children. On August 2014, Cobb County, Atlanta GA Film Industry would never be the same. Hott Theatre was the beginning of something Radical!

Not only had Actress Lauren accomplished goals for herself, but she was in the position to plant seeds among every young boy and girl who ever emulated characters on TV or had a colorful imagination- that needed steering.

Actress Lauren filed previous conversations and effortlessly made Hott Theatre for Children answer the need of each child- no matter the creative facet. Hott Theatre provides such an astronomical platform giving voices to all Youth who have a passion in Theater, Music, TV/Film, Model, Host and Much More. Not only is it geared towards the Arts; Hott Theatre pays much focus on preparing youth for public speakings, auditions, branding and interviews.

Actress Lauren has welcomed other industry professionals to share their craft with Hott Theatre and has partnered with various charities in and around the city of Atlanta.

“Your Reputation is Everything in the Film Industry,” says Lauren. She goes on to paraphrase quote the late Dr. Maya Angelou, ‘people will forget what you say/do- but Never how you make them feel’. She is humbly proud of being trusted to lead and even prouder to see such dedication from her students. No words can give justice to the love she pours into the lives of these children.

Many are zealously paying it forward, looking to make their mark in the world. In such a small amount of time Students of Hott Theatre for Children have relentlessly been in pursuit of their acting and music careers. Films such as Birth of a Nation, Almost Christmas, Fixation, Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life, and All Eyez on Me don’t even scratch the surface of opportunities they have been graced to appear in! In addition to TV/Films and Stage Plays, some have lead and made cameo appearances on National Commercials and others have produced their own Music and Videos. There is No Box that can hold Hott Theatre for Children! And……..just when you thought you had an idea of what would be next for them; Actress Lauren introduced an extension of her previous vision: Rep Your Act!

REP YOUR ACT

Rep Your Act is a Competition for all-age Demographics (projected to Grow National) allowing Artist to Represent their Talent, whether it be song, dance, acting, performing monologues, comedy and etc.
Anticipating #RepYourAct2017 to be a Huge Project- Actress Lauren prayed and proposed the vision to Actress Coko Lynn also known as Lynn Moman. Like Abigail and Actress Lauren, Coko Lynn loves the Arts. She is a native of Dayton, Ohio and has been a residence of Atlanta, GA for 10 years. Coko Lynn has over 20 years experience in the Entertainment Industry as a renowned Actress and recently birthed Bright Star Talent Management.

There couldn’t have been a better collaboration!

As the date approaches for the 1st Annual Rep Your Act, anticipation has grown! This exhibition is rumored to be 1 of many that will create more working Actors in the city of Atlanta. Mainstream Industry Professionals will have access to vetted Fresh Faces that have been trained by the Best acting coaches. And beginner filmmakers as well as public will have opportunity to network with Atlanta’s Who’s Who!

As a Kick Off; Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn organized the Rep Your Act Mixer at Embassy Suite by Hilton Hotel in Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Celebrity Radio Host, Saga Boss- DTTO Online Radio (Instinct Radio) set the room on Fire with High Positive Energies! Atlanta is known to be a well rounded Mecca. Having a vision that Empowers so many children; would Only make Perfect sense for On-lookers, Sponsors, and Investors to fill the room. Many THANKS to Eagle Vision Productions, Medical Dermatology Specialists, Destination Casting, Ibee Events, Poised Studios, Genuine Apparel, The Peoples Network, A Sweet Obsession, Bright Star Talent and Hott Theatre for Children. This mixer was definitely arranged with much prestige- you could imagine how massive Rep Your Act will be. While guest entertained each other with Hors d’oeuvre and Wine, Actress Lauren and Coko Lynn were presenting their Visions.

Surprise guest appearances made by Entertainment Professionals; Singer/Actress Kimani Edwards,Mayor Bobby & Renee Peoples,Casting Director Andrea Craven, Queen Nola (Caring Hands & Heart Foundation Inc), Richard J Reynolds of Eagle Vision Productions, Fancy with Lavish Cosmetics, (Author,Actress,Writer,Producer)Kimberly D. Worthy, Gypsii La Flor (Radio Personality),Tina Bridges (Host & Media Personality), January Curry (Casting Director), Actress/Model Brenda Dubone Smith
and Many More!

Rep Your Act is a competition but not synonymous with other Talent Competitions. The idea is designed for every contestant to Win by showcasing their talents and gain the necessary exposure. WIN WIN!

Though Abigail was limited on resources and the know how to execute her D.R.E.A.M; her message to spread joy to all that she encountered was/is infectious and many parts of the Entertainment world will be in attendance to witness!

 

For Information On How To Stay In The Know of RepYourAct, Hot Theatre For Children, or Bright Star Talent Management Visit:

http://www.repyouract.com

http://www.HottTheatreForChildren.com

http://www.BrightStarTalentManagement.com

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Star Studded, Linda Shane Robinson

8 Jan

Linda Shane Robinson, Actor/Comedienne/Vocalist, has proven to effortlessly command attention with her provoking charisma and ability to set the tone; no matter the facet or audience.

Linda Shane, a native of the south-side of Chicago, Illinois, was born the 4th of five children. Having been raised in a home where there were a buffet of personalities; Linda was known to naturally be the center of attention, at an early age. It would be her adolescent years- when she attended a Jewish Summer Camp, where Linda Shane was selected for the part of Maria in the Incomparable stage play “West Side Story”.

Notably evident, Linda Shane a born thespian continued to hone her craft; Linda Shane begin taking voice lessons and studying several musical instruments with trumpet being her choice of sound. She later starred in Hansel and Gretel at The Chicago Schubert Theater and played in the Bud Billiken Parade.

Linda Shane is extremely balanced. She learned to surround herself with mentors and friends that would serve as positive instruments in her young career, many of which, were the reason she too carries a baton of Philanthropy. In addition to her intermediate level counselors; Linda Shane had the pleasure of meeting the late Ray Charles, Little Jimmy Scott and befriending Actor, Bill Cobbs, filmmaker, Robert Townsend, Stevie Wonder and Juanita Jennings.

Linda has lived very fruitful, although she has a passion to entertain, she spent many years building a quality life for her family. Linda Shane worked in corporate America as a Paralegal, Driver License Examiner, E-911 Operator, Waitress, etc. It wasn’t until later in her adult years, where she was encouraged by friends, family and co-workers to become a full-time actress.

1st ever audition, Linda landed a role in the stage play, “All Out”! Which was performed on a military base in Louisiana.

In addition to being such a matriarch in theater, she subscribe to constant training and acting workshops. Studying Meisner technique and being led by SAG Trainer Carol Gordon. Linda also works behind the scene as Stand-In, Production Assistant and Script Supervisor.

As Linda Shane evolves in her career as an actress, she has demonstrated her ability to be teachable when presented in featured, featured reoccurring or background roles. She has graced film/TV with her captivating presence and skill in web-series; Risky Business, UNDERGROUND on WGN, Birth of a Nation, Selma, and Lee Daniels, STAR on Fox.

With a recipe to sooth the heart and soul; whether through theater, film, song or her “Chicago Style Steppin”, Linda intentionally executes her gifts as planting seeds in hopes to provoke intensity, Love and Unity.

 

For More of Linda Shane’s Resilient Journey

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