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Baton Rouge Film, TV, Theater & Music Industry Mee Message Board › Get Cast in a Film for Your Demo Reel

Get Cast in a Film for Your Demo Reel

Veleka G.

The Actors Alliance is gearing up to shoot another film, and YOU have a chance to be cast in it and get a great scene for your demo reel and a great credit for your résumé!

Who needs a demo reel? Anyone who is serious about breaking into show business. A demo reel is as vital a tool for a professional actor as is an excellent head shot and a well-crafted résumé.

This film will be a class project, so you must be in class to take part. As with our previous films, you must make a commitment to stay the course to be considered for a key role in this production.


In the semester starting May 13, actors will continue studying audition and cold-reading techniques and learn the Enneagram System for faster and more accutate character development. In the fourth week of the course, auditions will be held, and the leading and supporting characters will be cast. Actors who are not cast but who would like to have their scenes be shot for their demo reels will be given this opportunity during or after principal photography.


In the final semester before principal photography, actors will study advanced techniques for acting on camera, focusing on movement and continuity, so they are prepared when we shoot your scenes on the weekends (and in some cases during the week). By the time you walk on set, you will be cool, collected, and ready for your close-up!


• Metairie - Monday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting May 13
• Baton Rouge - Wednesday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting May 15
• Mandeville - Thursday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting May 16

Tuition is $275 with a $50 deposit paid in advance, or $300 at the door. Actors age 14 and up may enroll. Cost of your demo scene on DVD is an additional $100.

Call 504-812-3379 or e-mail for information on how you can get started today.


"Veleka, I felt soooo comfortable with you as the casting director, you were great as well...xoxo"
-- Joe McRae, Kenner

"I very much appreciate you driving and fighting for us, and the knowledge you share with us."
-- Janet Aube, Baton Rouge

"Just landed 7 commercial adds on a show for NBC sports...Thanks Veleka! :)"
-- Tony Severio, Pine Grove

"Booked for 5 days. St Mary Parish Tourism Bureau tourism commercial. Thanks Ms. Veleka!"
-- William Gil, Patterson

"I just wanted again to let you know how much I enjoyed being in your class this past semester and can't wait to start this next one. I can't believe how much I was able to learn from you in just 6 weeks. Thanks again."
-- Sam Messina, Baton Rouge

"You are the most valuable resource in the region for aspiring film actors. (And you can quote me on that.)"
-- Tony Fennelly, New Orleans, LA


Television star and Emmy Awards judge Veleka Gray has shared the stage or screen with scores of luminaries, including Sigourney Weaver, Ted Danson, Dana Delany, Jobeth Williams, Elliot Gould, Rue McClanahan, Armand Assante, and Michael Cole, among many others.

Veleka has been coaching actors for the past twenty-five years in New York, San Francisco, at the College of DuPage in Chicago, and, since 2000, all over Louisiana.

She is now casting and producing films as well. She has been Executive Producer of five films and has written the screenplay for four of those. Collaborating with colleagues in her professional organizations, such as Women in Film and Television, PSA, and the Louisiana Filmmakers Meetup, Veleka is developing other projects. She is a member of MENSA, is vested by more than ten years of credits in both Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA, and was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2004.

"If you follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track, which has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living."

-- Joseph Campbell, mythology professor, writer, and lecturer

Call 504-812-3379 or e-mail for information on how you can get started today.

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle

"I will prepare, and someday my chance will come." -- Abraham Lincoln

"Great acting is a science...
Learn how at The Actors Alliance"

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