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Monica Sayers in “His Mother’s Voice” @ ATYP

Monica Sayers

 “‘His Mother’s Voice’ had its lighter moments, which made it doubly enjoyable, including the endearing performances of actors Monica Sayers and Alice Keohavong during the negotiation and arbitration scene.” –  Michelle Baltazar 


 

Presented By bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company

Writer Justin Fleming

Director Suzanne Millar

In the Kingdom of Contradiction – it is raining, yet the sky is blue with sun.

Shanghai, 1966. When a young Chinese boy is secretly taught to play the piano by his mother, in defiance of Communist Party edicts, a train of events is set in place that leads them to the eye of the storm in a dangerous confrontation between Shanghai and Canberra.

From the birth of China’s Cultural Revolution to the eve of theTiananmen Square protests Justin Fleming’s dazzling new play weighs the price of defiance in the face of brutality. His Mother’s Voice is a love story: the love between two young people from different worlds; the love that drives a mother to great sacrifice; the love of a young man for his country.

In this World Premiere production, the company that brought you Great Expectations in 2012 returns to ATYP with a story about growing up, stretching your wings, and being true to yourself in the face of overwhelming odds.

– See more at: http://www.atyp.com.au/whats-on/productions/his-mother%E2%80%99s-voice#sthash.FUfVXPTe.dpuf


 

Here is a great little interview with Monica! 

 

The Gods of Wheat Street – Series Premier SAT 12 April (BMEG ACTORS)

 

BMEG ACTORS APPEARING IN THE SERIES: (In Alphabetical Order)

BRUCE CARTER – Ares

DAN EADY – Weasel

GREG FRYER – Bruce

RICHARD GREEN -Knuckles

MONETTE LEE – Penelope

BRETT MOLLOY -Spanner

GUARDIAN ARTICLE:  http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/australia-culture-blog/2014/apr/11/the-gods-of-wheat-street-abc

We are very proud of them all and looking forward to watching the Series Premiere tomorrow night.

Cheers

Mary-Ann & Rowena

The Hollywood Survival Guide for Aussie Actors

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If you have any interest in working in the US, this is a must read, though it also has a lot about the business of being an actor in Australia as well.  It covers everything from managers, agents, “self tests”, visas, sag contracts, accommodation, hire cars, insurance, day to day survival tips and more! Casting director Tom McSweeney wrote the foreword and it’s on the QUT and NIDA recommended textbook lists.  It is also being awarded to all Heath Ledger Scholarship finalists next year and is heavily supported by the organization Australians in LA.  

“The Hollywood Survival Guide – For Aussie Actors is a comprehensive text that details everything an actor needs to have a successful career in film and television in 2014.  Proofed and edited by over forty Hollywood professionals, the book covers the basics like headshots and resumes, but flows quickly into hundreds of more intricate and rarely revealed topics like audition protocols, how films are financed, how TV shows are created, how and where to network and where legitimate film and TV auditions are sourced.  It is a tell-all of the insider secrets that author Kym Jackson spent nine years researching and compiling into this one resource guide for anyone hoping to navigate the rough seas of the film and TV industry.

The author Kym Jackson,  Australian & US actress has offered our agency a discount price on this book.

If you would like to buy a copy, please contact us. We have them at the office for $30.00. This is $10 off the rrp. If we need to post it to you, postage will be $8.00.

This 350 page text is currently in over 80 bookstores around Australia.

LINKS:

The website: www.TheHollywoodSurvivalGuide.com

Interview on Ch 7 Morning Show (poor quality recording) : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHBewvJ498Q&feature=youtube_gdata 

 

Mitchell Hope cast as lead in Disney Channel film

FROM USA Today

December 19, 2013

Australian actor Mitchell Hope will play Ben, son of Belle and Beast, in ‘Descendants.’

Rowena Mohr and Mary-Ann Vale, agents at BMEG are thrilled to announce that MITCHELL HOPE has been cast as Ben in Disney’s “Descendants”.

“Disney Channel is tapping an Australian newcomer to play one of the lead roles in Descendants, a 2015 adventure-comedy movie that will focus on the sons and daughters of heritage Disney characters.

Melbourne-native Mitchell Hope, 19, will play Ben, the benevolent son of Beast and Belle from Beauty and the Beast who is poised to assume the throne of his contemporary kingdom.

Ben’s first action is to offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making children of such classic villains as Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar. They will be allowed to attend prep school with the offspring of such heroes as Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan and will have to decide whether to help their imprisoned parents return to power or work for the common good and save the kingdom.

Earlier this week, Dove Cameron of Disney Channel’s Liv and Maddie was cast as Mal, the daughter of Maleficent. She will also appear in the Disney Channel film Cloud 9 on Jan. 17.

Hope submitted an audition tape he made via his Australian agent.

“We were intrigued by Mitchell’s natural acting style, boyish charm and winning personality and when we brought him to Los Angeles to read opposite Dove, it was apparent that he embodied the inherent good nature of Ben and the sense of fairness that the character represents,” says Judy Taylor, who oversees casting at Disney Channel.

Kenny Ortega, who directed Disney’s High School Musical TV movies and feature film, will direct Descendants.” – USA Today.com

Story Highlights

Children of Disney heroes and villains will attend school together in 2015 film

‘Liv and Maddie’s’ Dove Cameron will play Mal, the daughter of Maleficent

‘High School Musical’s’ Kenny Ortega will direct the film

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/tv/2013/12/19/beauty-and-beast-son-cast-in-disney-channel-film/4130323/

 

Mitchell Hope

Post Script:

Mitchell will soon be seen as young Tim Farriss on Australian TV in “Never Tear Us Apart- INXS Story”

 

BMEG ON NOW

“Redfern Now is the first drama series written, directed and produced by Indigenous Australians. The highly celebrated and multi award winning drama of 2012. Recipient of Most Outstanding Drama at this year’s TV Week Logie Awards, the critically acclaimed Redfern Now returns for another extraordinary season.” – http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/redfern-now/

So make sure you tune in and watch the deadly skills of  BMEG’S: Rhimi Johnson Page, Sam Conway, Katherine Beckett and Richard Green.

 

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Auditioning for Theatre – Michael Futcher Master Classes

MASTER CLASSES WITH MICHAEL FUTCHER

Weds:    28 Nov, 5 Dec & 12 Dec:    6.30pm – 9.30pm

From first read to performance, what to expect in the rehearsal room, preparing for a role and working with the Director”.

Cost: $150

Where: Studio 2, Old Museum Building, Bowen Hills

Bookings: Mary-Ann Vale

Email: info@bmegonline.com

Ph: 0418 608 194

Michael Futcher is one of Queensland’s most acclaimed and respected theatre professionals. He is currently co-artistic director of Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre and Matrix Theatre. Over the last twenty-five years, he has written, directed and acted in over 70 professional theatre productions, collaborating with many of Queensland and Australia’s finest arts practitioners. During that time he has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a Green Room Award for Best Director for his play A Beautiful Life (which also won three other Green Room Awards and two other nominations, including Best Play), a Helpmann Award nomination for his production of The Kursk, eight Matilda Awards and Commendations, a Playlab Award, a Book Nook Award, an AWGIE nomination, and has been short-listed for The Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards on two occasions.

He has worked with all of Queensland’s major companies including Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite Theatre Company, Opera Queensland, The Queensland Ballet, The Queensland Music Festival, The Out Of The Box Festival, Queensland Arts Council, Tropic Line, Backbone Youth Arts, JUTE, The Brisbane Festival, QPAC and Matrix Theatre, as well as with many of Queensland’s theatre training institutions as director, including QUT, Griffith University, USQ and JCU.

BMEG welcomes Richard Green

BMEG is delighted to announce that we are now representing the irrepressible Richard Green. Richard is best known for his many roles in iconic Australian films including “Praise”, “Jew Boy”, “Little Fish”, “Boxing Day”, “Snowtown” and “The Confessions of Alexander Pearce”. He will soon be seen on our TV screens in “Redfern Now” and is currently filming the role of Knuckles in “The Gods of Wheat Street”. Next year he will appear opposite Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson in “The Rover”.