Welcome to the workshop! We’re excited to have you! If you haven’t already sent in your contact details please send an email to Atlanta@LAREELS.com SUBJECT 2DAYTAY with your NAME / EMAIL / PHONE. Someone from LA REELS will be in contact shortly!!!
Scene Reading & Production Workshop!
Featuring Guest Talent Agent
Partner @ BYSB Talent AGency
Work with Tay Smith and Produce an Original Scene with Brett Newton for your Actor’s Demo Reel!
Why this class:
Day 1: “Scene Reading”
Read scenes with Talent Agent Tay Smith as he advises your “Actor Type”, discusses a Talent Agents perspective and helps you and your scene partner for roles right for your essence. You will then prepare with Director/Filmmaker Brett Newton for an awesome shoot day the following week!
Day 2: “The Shoot”
Actors paired from the previous week will prepare their scene work together for a full on-camera shoot with Director/Filmmaker Brett Newton. These scenes are professionally produced scenes that can be used for your Actor’s Demo Reel, showcase your on-camera acting abilities and shared on your Actor profile websites.
WHEN / WHERE
DAY 1: Saturday, MAY 25th @ 10am-2pm
Spaces Midtown - 715 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308
Day 2: TIME TBD, Saturday JUNE 1st (Possible Sunday JUNE 2nd shoot tbd). Call Sheets will be sent out 24 hours before the shoot!
$250 / Spot
DAY 1 - “SCENE READING” - Saturday May 25th
Introductions | Scene Partnering
Scene Readings / Workshopping
Q and A with Tay and Brett
Production overview for Day 2 “The Shoot”
Day 2 - “the Shoot” - Saturday June 1st
The 24-48hours before Call Sheets are sent out | CONFIRMATIONS are required
KNOW YOUR DIALOGUE, come hair & makeup ready, come with suggested wardrobe options & props
Crew Setup / Dialogue Rehearsal / Blocking Rehearsal
Shoot Times are 45-60 Minutes / Scene
Filmed in High Definition (HD) Picture & Sound
You are welcome to attend other actors scenes, help behind the camera, watch, or act as a background artist when pertinent.
Post Production & Delivery
Scenes will be edited and delivered 7-10 business days after the shoot
Full Editing: Logging, Sound Sync, & Final Cut
Full Mastering: Color Correction, Audio & Dialogue Cleaning, Music Arrangement
All Final Scenes are delivered digitally in High Definition (HD) & Standard Definition (SD) for Personal Websites & Acting Profiles
Disclaimer / Important Information
This is an educational workshop and in no way does it mean you are auditioning for a job or for representation. You will collaborate and discuss with Brett Newton and Tay Smith based on their professional opinions. You will also receive a fully produced scene to add to your Actor’s body of work.
Tay Smith - BYSB TAlent Agency | Talent Agent
TAY SMITH is a budding young industry talent on the rise! Only 31 years old, he is one of the founding members of BYSB Talent Agency, teamed with business partner Christopher Young and two additional partners, talent agent Angela Brown who cements their foundation in her Los Angeles headquarters, and Buchanan, the other ‘B’ in BYSB acting as a silent partner.
Based in Atlanta, the number two market for film production, he and his team commandeer the southeast region of the US as a force to be reckoned with. They are steadily rocking and rolling with new talent acquisitions and television and film bookings for their clients. Bringing his big talent agency experience to their new boutique firm, the BYBS’ current roster includes some of the hottest cutting-edge entertainers in the business.
Tay Smith got his start early on when he started and headed his own music production company, Yungsta Entertainment based in North Carolina. As a young teen he ran a staff of producers, artists and writers. Quickly gaining traction with lead recording artist T-LyriQ, Tay’s Yungsta Entertainment became the talk of the city, positioning him as the “P-Diddy” of his town. Upon taking a trip to uncover the booming music scene of Atlanta, Smith kept hearing about Christopher Young and his legend. Making it his goal to meet Young, he finally tracked him down and established a mentor/business advisor relationship. The business arrangement proved fruitful and lead to deeper inroads in the music world.
The two young men are fondly referenced as Smith & Young throughout the southeast and considered two of the hottest Black talent agents on the southern scene!
Brett Newton - LA REELS | Filmmaker | Actor
BRETT NEWTON started his journey in the Arts when he was 8 years old at Centenary Stage Company community theatre in NJ. He grew up doing musical theatre & tap dancing his heart out. At the age of 11 he was diagnosed with Leukemia, & with the support of his family turned that situation into a great experience. Over the next 5 years of his life he was able to work directly with the Paul Newman & The Hole In the Wall Gang Camp and help raise over $1 million. He Acted and tapped danced on stage with Chita Rivera, Nathan Lane, Julia Roberts and even gave a forgetful Paul Newman his line once.
Brett is now a professional Filmmaker & Actor who understands both sides of the camera. He is the owner of the Los Angeles based production company LA REELS and the Atlanta based company Newton Entertainment Inc.
With over 15 years of TV & Film experience Brett’s body of work continues to grow, from Directing The Members, his first televised multi-cam political drama, producing worldwide 3D Animated shorts, & launching the sexy, action feature film Scramble! Brett has produced & directed over 3000 original demo reel scenes and award winning shorts.
His portfolio includes producing 50+ hours of original narrative content as well as multiple VR 360 Video Series and Commercials! Because Brett is also an ACTOR he understands how an Actor’s mind works! He understands an Actor’s needs and wants, as well as getting them to empower themselves to show their true essence on screen.
Actors that have worked with Brett & LA REELS have gone on to booking shows like “The Big Bang Theory”, “Barry”, “Silicon Valley”, “Big Little Lies”, “13 Reason’s Why”, “Grimm”, and even the upcoming “Avatar 2” and many TV and Feature projects!
Some of Brett’s proudest Acting credits include: General Hospital, Netflix’s Glow, an Esurance Super Bowl Commercial, Baby-John in West Side Story, to Harpo Marx, and even pouring milk on his head in his first National NOKIA Commercial!
Brett’s Career has also included working with: Comedy Central, Netflix, ABC, FUEL TV, History, Discovery, Court TV, EA Games, MTV, Asylum, Wannadoo, Direct TV, Saatchi Saatchi, Comcast, Texas Pete Hot Sauce, Monster, PriceChopper, Toyota, Monster VR, The Magic Castle, National Jewish Health, eforb & more.