Tag: Dana Lockhart

23
Jun

PERFORMING ARTS OF WOODSTOCK PRESENTS CLYBOURNE PARK!

This is the good stuff.  I was lucky enough to see the final performance of Bruce Norris’ Tony/Pulitzer winning play, Clybourne Park, at Performing Arts of Woodstock.  A tremendous ensemble cast most ably directed by Sande Shurin.  I really can’t say enough about the play, its calculated and smart direction and the balls out choices made by the actors.  I had forgotten that there should be nothing safe in live theater having seen so many tepid offerings as of late.  It was a wonderful surprise to see professionals flexing and soaring.   Such a strong ensemble piece rightly helmed by Sande Shurin.  It was a beautiful night at the theater.

Photo By: Andrea Cabane www.cabanestudios.com

Photo By: Andrea Cabane
www.cabanestudios.com

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15
May

THANK YOU to UPWIFT!!!

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THANK YOU to UPWIFT, Heidi Philipsen and the entire Upstate Women in Film & Television board for having us take part in the Casting & How to Be Caught Event. We were extremely honored and jazzed to be in the room with intelligent, motivating creatives from all facets of the industry. So proud to see more and more powerful women North of NYC taking the lead. If you are not yet a member, join forces now and sign up!

16
Mar

Dana Lockhart performs in Brian Petti’s, ECHOES OF IRELAND!!!

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Our very own Dana Lockhart, casting director/actor/instructor/director will be performing in “Echoes of Ireland”, directed by Brian Petti, a fabulously talented playwright we adore.  Come one and all!!

http://thepeopleproject.com/category/things-we-like/11716/echoes-of-ireland

 

05
Feb

Music Video Principal Casting: TRUST, “Capitol”

DIRECTOR:  Will Joines

ARTIST:  Trust (Canadian)

TRACK:  “Capitol”

LABEL:  Arts & Crafts

SHOOT:  Feb 22 & 23

LOCATION:  NYC

RATE:  $200 +10% Agency Fee (total for both days)

 

VIDEO SUMMARY:
The video will feature a mysterious Girl who transcends the viewer
into a dream like world. She is enigmatic and pensive, and her
curiosity leads us through a visceral, dream-like journey through both
natural and digital environments. The video will be filled with
surreal imagery where colored smoke, floating geometric shapes and
dancing glowing figures pervade beautiful natural landscapes and dark
mysterious spaces where the lines of reality become blurred.

 

Please submit current headshots/comp cards/updated resumes/links to work.  ****ALL IMAGES & RESUMES MUST BE LABELED with your FULL NAME.  Email materials and inquiries to:  dana@wearebreakthrough.com

Click to view:  Trust_Casting_References-GIRL

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09
Jan

WELCOME TO OUR NEW WEBSITE!!!!

New Year — New Web Site!

Welcome to our newly designed web site!  We’re so proud of it as it better represents who we are and what we do.  Good work stems from the amazing team behind it.   While the design of the website was born from our collective vision of how best to project BreakThrough, Dana and Brian Lockhart were instrumental in collecting those ideas and having them perform as we like to think we do; quickly, efficiently and beautifully. Thank you to you both.

Thank you Cliff Vick for your support, assistance and friendship.

We are looking forward to 2014 but not without a re-cap of 2013!

2013 was a turning point for BreakThrough.  We kicked off the year with the addition of Johanna Tacadena as partner.  Johanna took off running and quickly put her fingerprint on our casting calls and submissions.  Our testimonials reflect Johanna’s impact on how we do business.  Because she is a working actor, she is a constant resource to actors on how to improve their tools, craft, and ultimately book the job!

We had an incredible summer with the honor of working on 2 indie films:  COLD IN JULY and HITS

Thank you to Amy Hutchings for the partnership on COLD IN JULY.  Because of your generosity and trust, we had an experience of a lifetime and met incredible people.

To Jim Mickle:  An amazing, hands-on director that we absolutely loved working with.  You have our un-ending support with COLD IN JULY and all future projects.

To the COLD IN JULY production team:  Thank you for showing us what a tight, efficient team looks like.  The entire production was a master class on so many levels.  Hoping our paths cross again.

During the production of COLD IN JULY, we were called upon to assist with HITS, directed by David Cross.  We reached out to Dana Lockhart for assistance which was another turning point for BreakThrough.  Dana did an incredible job and did it with respect and kindness for everyone – every day.  We quickly realized that we needed Dana on our team permanently.  We offered her partnership and lucky for us, she said YES!  Dana represents our vision.  Do excellent work, have fun doing it and do it with generosity and kindness.   Dana’s skills are limitless:  producer, director, writer, actor and of course casting director — she continues to surprise us every day with her incredible intelligence, insight and outpouring generosity.

Thank you to the HITS production team.  If there is a template on how to make a good movie that includes everyone on set enjoying themselves while trusting that each role of production is performing at their best, well this is the film and these are the people who make it happen.  Congratulations on being tapped for Sundance, it is well-deserved!

Thanks to the Screen Actors Guild

LIKE A DRUM/Guy Sebastian music video production team, thank you. A perfect example of how a production can benefit by filming in the Hudson Valley.  Middletown, NY proved to be a most accommodating city towards production.  Mayor Joe DeStefano and Maria Bruni jumped into action to provide the shoot access and ease of filming as did Jennifer D’Andrea of the Orange County Arts Council/Orange County NY Film Office.  The video is beautiful as a result.  Guy Sebastian will be playing at the Sundance ASCAP Music Café to perfectly complement all of our 2013 ventures.

 

 TO OUR NEW CLIENTS:

We value every relationship and appreciate the trust you placed in us this year.  It is our pleasure to add the following clients to our roster:

Health Alliance of the Hudson Valley

Ellenbogen Creative Media

Elant

Central Hudson Gas & Electric

Nebrasky Plumbing, Heating & Cooling

Focus Media

Orange Regional Medical Center

Ashworth Creative

TEG Federal Credit Union

Xerox

Velocity Communications

Veria Living

Rich Kaelin, Kaelin Motion Productions

United Services Administrations

Strategic Advantage International

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR CLIENTS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US FROM THE BEGINNING:

Dina Pace Shackelford, Pace Productions

Ed Roy, J6 Media Works

 

TO OUR COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS:

Growing our community relationships was a highlight this year and something close to BreakThrough’s vision.  It has been a pleasure working with and getting to know the following organizations:

BCDF PICTURES

HUDSON VALLEY FILM COMMISSION

ORANGE COUNTY NY FILM OFFICE

NYWIFT

UPSATE INDEPENDENTS  

UPWIFT (Heidi Philipsen, Amy Hutchings, Heidi Eklund, Jane Cottrell, Meira Blaustein, Tracy Cring, Gaby Allen)

WOODSTOCK FILM FESTIVAL

HOBOKEN FILM FESTIVAL

To all the ACTORS that shared their talent and passion with us – THANK YOU.  None of this would be possible without you.  Thank you for your support and for sharing BreakThrough’s story.  Here’s to more work in the Hudson Valley and beyond!

 

SPECIAL MENTION TO:   

Jason Fisch, Fisch Internet Solutions

Heidi Eklund

Paul Dekaj of Noble Coffee Roasters

Oscar Rivas, Rivaucci

“Gold” Wilkerson

Matt Dorcas, ND Pro Media

Nuby DeLeon, ND Pro Media

Gloria Bonelli

Jillian Fisher

Philip Russo

Elijah Kim, Elijah Kim Photography

John Cole, John Cole Photos

Tom Moore, Tom Moore Photo

Cristina Parvu, Parvu PR

Kevin Craig West

Tina Disisto

Terry Leroy

Marion

Rose McGregor

Tony Garnier

James Horvath

 

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS:

Thanks to the following special people for helping with the Typhoon Haiyan Relief Project:

 

Lorenzo & Eufemia Tacadena of Far East Mart for organizing Typhoon Haiyan Relief

Johanna, Laurie & Addie Tacadena

Elvie & Jimmy Abordo

Gawad Kalinga

RDR Cargo

Barbara Sklar, Relay for Relief

Sandra Riley

Steven O’Connor

Yoel Emmanuel

Jon Cring

EVERYONE WHO GAVE DONATIONS AND SUPPORT

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO:

AARON BERK & ERIC LARSON:  For all your support from the rooftop to sharing your talents – Love

FRANK BARRIERA, 6th Planet PRODUCTIONS:  Thanks for the never-ending support, inspiration and love.

MICHAEL WALTERS:  Thanks for always being available when the phone rang and for supporting us now and always.

JULIANNA AUSTIN:  Thank you for your help with social media and for keeping us on the pulse of what’s trending, hip, and cool — like you!

ANNA GALLIO:  Thanks for the last minute tweets, twits, whatever they’re called.  For always being there- no matter what.

BRETT GALLIO:   You saved our Skype audition day- thank you!

BRIAN GALLIO:   Hearing you say you’re proud of BreakThrough is almost as good as hearing you play your music.

TO OUR FRIENDS & FAMILIES:   Thank you for putting up with our schedules and for loving us unconditionally.

 

 

 

 

09
Jan

Inspiring creativity & imagination with Dana Lockhart

Our casting directors wear many hats.  With Dana Lockhart, she dons a very important one for kids as Director of the new children’s theater program for the Boys & Girls Clubs at Pine Bush and Circleville.  There is no one better to inspire our youth!

http://www.recordonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20131117/COMM/311170307&cid=sitesearch

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http://www.bgca.org

 

 

09
Jan

Actor headshot special with photographer Elijah Kim

We had a wonderful headshot session with the talented budding photographer, Elijah Kim.  He is adorably sweet and patient, made us feel comfortable, which made our session so much fun!

http://www.elikimphotography.com

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09
Jan

Guy Sebastian LIKE A DRUM music video! (2013)

Congratulations to everyone involved with Guy Sebastian’s music video, LIKE A DRUM!  Thank you to Guy Sebastian, SONY music, our fabulous friends at Route 88 Films and the talented young actors, Talin and Anna!  We’re so proud of this project!!!

http://splash.guysebastian.com.au/

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www.sonymusic.com

 

 

 

09
Jan

CASTING: Guy Sebastian music video (2013)

CASTING:  GUY SEBASTIAN MUSIC VIDEO (2003 Australian Idol winner)

DATE: Friday, October 18, 3-6pm

*casting closed*

LOCATION:   NYC

CALL BACKS: Sunday, October 20

SHOOT DATES: (2 days) Wed. Oct 23 and Thur. Oct 24 in Greater New York area

RATE:  $150 + 10% agent fee

Log line: When his first love moves away, a ten year old boy embarks on an epic journey to find her.
SEEKING:  YOUNG BOY -10-14 years of age -Mixed race, Asian/African. Younger version of: http://tinyurl.com/macuju9 -Hair: long or short, Afro would be preferred -Eye color brown -Pretty face but could be tough -Comfortable riding a bike

pics/headshots/resume (if applicable) /links to work (if applicable) to:

dana@break-throughtalent.com

09
Jan