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Calling Actors, Agents, Coaches, Casting, Writers, Entertainers and More!

UPDATE: Actors bring plenty of headshots!  Casting Director, Ms. LaQuanda Plantt with ElleQ Casting will be in the house.  If you don't know her, check out her bio below.

LaQuanda Plantt, born and raised in Hartford, Connecticut. The Art Institute of Atlanta alumni is the CEO and Casting Director of ElleQ Casting. A self-declared “Indie Casting Director”, LaQuanda founded ElleQ Casting in 2009 and has since cast numerous projects, that include SAG, as well as, non union,independent features, short films, music videos, television pilots, and web series’.Her feature film credits include Blue Lion Club Production’s Award Winning film, “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do”, as well as, their Award Winning new crime drama, “Probable Cause”. ElleQ Casting has cast numerous short films in Atlanta which include, “This Time”, starring Regan Gomez and Terri Vaughn, “Secrets She Keeps”, “Who’s To Judge”, “Creditors”, and “Pinky Swear”.In addition to, Casting Director, LaQuanda is also one of the Producers of“The Return of Brimsleys Walk” and the action packed Award Winning Web Series“Osiris”, starring Brad James. Recently starting “ElleQ Casting” workshops and making guest speaking appearances, LaQuanda wants to encourage others that dreams are not limited, if you believe and work hard towards that belief, you can achieve anything you dream to do.

This month's meetup is sponsored by the Apex Museum and FILM Atlanta Inc.  There will not be a $5 admission fee for this meetup.

Our featured guest is SLAM House Inc. This may be the opportunity you're looking for! Actors and artists in attendance will have a chance to participate in live demonstrations if they'd like.

This will also be a great time to give a 30-sec intro to yourself and your brand and to NETWORK!  Bring business cards and promotional materials. 

Light snacks and refreshments available.

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  • Bernadette B.

    Fellow writers, screenwriters, actors, entertainers and such, need ADVICE...what is the best methods for socializing out a Kickstarter campaign I am running to turn book Shedding the Corporate Bitch into a movie. If you have any suggestions on media outlets, groups, etc., would love it. Check it out!! kck.st/19lvd1u

    October 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Everyone, I was looking forward to attending this meet up! However, I was in an accident and need to work on getting back to good health. I hope to be at the next meetup. Glo

    1 · September 16, 2013

    • Nancy H.

      So sorry to hear! Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

      September 19, 2013

    • Nancy H.

      Gloria, did you try to reach me about volunteering for the conference?

      October 7, 2013

  • Gioia

    Any thespians out there? Please read the following to see if any of you are interested in participating in a musical video I am directing. Here is a synopsis:

    A military love interest protects, delivers, and extracts a young woman from the evils and dangers that lurk in the forest...

    All ethnicities are welcome. Minors and senior citizens are also needed.

    Please contact me at [masked] or [masked]

    Looking forward to working with you!

    September 25, 2013

    • Nancy H.

      Gloria, did you try to reach me about volunteering for the conference?

      October 7, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    I thought the meeting was fabulous! It was great to see everyone, thanks so much to Cynthia for getting it together. For those of you interested in attending the GA BigPictureCon (GABPC) Film & Technology Conference Oct 13-14, visit BigPictureCon.com befoe Sep 30 to take advantage of the discount we mentioned- just $49 for ANY pass, including the all access pass! We have some great speakers lined up, great sessions, and you don't want to miss it! Congrats to the two who won free All-Access passes- Amber McQueen and Greg 'Ponytail' Tolbert! I'll be in touch with you shortly with your claim form. Anyone else have any questions, feel free to contact me at[masked] or email gabpc @ gabpc.com!

    September 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey guys, for those of you interested in in the short film I briefly discussed yesterday please see below:

    An Egyptian princess, SoBrown, takes refuge in the forest after being sent to her death by her evil stepmother Queen Cleopatra.

    http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1389625069/sobrown-and-the-seven-pharaohs-the-movie

    We are raising money to create a quality short film that can stand up against other projects in major film festivals and competitions. SoBrown and the Seven Pharaohs tells a unique story, yet holds onto the morals that we all share. The goal is to open up the mind of the world and major production companies to try and sell the feature length script. It's time for another great fairytale! A new tale in Egypt that has never been told! We need the funds to tell it properly and bring the writer and director's vision to life! The funds raised on kickstarter will be used to fund the 32 min film in its entirety! WE NEED YOU!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Bernadette B.

    I cannot believe I taped right through the event last night. I am a screenwriter, finalizing a Kickstarter campaign for my screenplay, Shedding the Corporate Bitch - my true story and apology to the roadkill I left in my life. I will see you at the next gathering!

    2 · September 18, 2013

  • Matt G.

    It was great seeing everyone last night, and thanks to Cynthia for letting me tell everyone about my screening coming up at the Plaza next week.
    Get all the details and tickets at https://www.eventbrite.com/event/8193078719

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Jasmine F.

    Last night was absolutely beautiful! Thank you Cynthia for your vision and thank all of those who spoke for your wonderful insight. I look forward to the future! Be Blessed!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event with great people!

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • Melissa L.

    Hi. I was really looking forward to attending this event last night. I am in the process of moving from los Angeles, and was not able to make it. I would love to go the next event! Melissa LeEllen

    September 18, 2013

  • Dap P.

    Awesome Meetup last night! It's always motivating to witness creative and passionate movement. Wish you all the best and healthy grinding! - DapsWorld.com

    1 · September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Enjoyed making new contacts.

    September 18, 2013

  • M L D.

    Meetup has grown alot, since I hadn't been in years. It was good to see how Ms. Collins has taken it up a notch with so many newbies.
    Congrats!

    September 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was an extremely insightful meet up. I came away with a tremendous amount of knowledge and optimism. Thank you Cynthia, Art, Jacquay and Lonnie for organizing this event. Thank you to everyone who participated.

    September 18, 2013

  • Altuawn N.

    Participants were open to networking and sharing ideas after the presentations. I was able to gain what I feel will be helpful contacts.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • M L D.

    I am also casting a Sports Dramedy looking for Actors who ball or Ballers who act. 21-35, 6"0 -6"11 for tryouts and B-Ball game scenes. Some speaking and background roles available. I will be at the meetup.

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • M L D.

    I am also castimg a Sports Damedy and looking for Actots

    September 17, 2013

  • M L D.

    I am also castimg a Sports Damedy and looking for Actots

    September 17, 2013

  • Joe

    Yes I will be there. I'm also looking forward to this. We are getting ready for the BigPictueCon in Atlanta, on October 13-14. Dont miss the premier Film conference in the Southeast. Registration is open. www.bigpicturecon.com

    1 · September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was so looking forward to meeting you all. Next time for sure!

    September 16, 2013

  • Lorraine P.

    I am an Actress and new to the group. This will be my first event. Looking forward to networking with everyone. I am excited about the possibilities!

    September 16, 2013

  • Ronald M.

    Im a producer and editor just looking to network

    September 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Everyone! I'm working on a short film and we have just begun our kickstarter to raise some funds to finish filming. The movie is called SoBrown and the 7 Pharaohs. Check it out! I'll also be at this event with a few of our actors to answer any questions. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1389625069/sobrown-and-the-seven-pharaohs-the-movie

    September 13, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    New to the group..cant wait to meet everyone and network with great people

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Joseph H.

    New to the group..cant wait to meet everyone and network with great people

    September 12, 2013

  • ThugGentleman

    ok cool, I need representation. looking forward to connecting

    September 12, 2013

  • vern

    I look forward to meeting everybody. A great day to all!

    1 · September 12, 2013

  • Homer D.

    Cool, I'm ready to get the show on the road!

    1 · September 11, 2013

  • Tashala Gocha H.

    Excited

    2 · September 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool! Excited to network and meet everyone.

    1 · September 10, 2013

  • Nancy H.

    Looking forward to this meetup! See you all there.

    2 · September 9, 2013

  • Altuawn N.

    I'm definitely there. Can't wait to connect with everyone I'm attendance.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Jamilla L.

    Oh man I am pretty much only free on Thursdays and some Fridays and weekends so I will have to miss this one. Sounds like it will be fun. Thanks.

    1 · September 6, 2013

  • Deborah G.

    I'm a costume designer with some IMDB credits from a couple of independents in Texas; new to Georgia and ready to work! my portfolio is on www.timetraveleroutfitters.com

    1 · September 5, 2013

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