Oz Magazine - January/February 2018

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January 18, 2018

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January 18, 2018

Long before James Cameron’s gangly blue extraterrestrials annihilated the box-office record books, motion-capture guru Candice Alger was helping to innovate the technology that would make it all possible.

Sometimes, it’s all about making the best of the opportunities life gives you. Nobody knows this better than Candice Alger, interim COO at TRICK 3D and a professor of practice at Georgia State Univers...

January 18, 2018

Atlanta’s own B-movie spoof troop, Cineprov, has assembled a fast-growing fan base employing irony as a laser-guided weapon. 

It’s a dark, quiet evening at the Plaza Theatre. There’s a muted hum of conversation as the audience filters into the venue and finds their way to their seats. The smell of popcorn lingers in the air, and the rustling of candy packets is barely audible above the rustling of view...

January 18, 2018

The tumbrils of Twitter roll, day after day, carting culprits to the guillotine. Famous heads are lifted high, then tossed into a basket: Weinstein, Spacey, C.K., Hoffman, Lauer, Keillor, Lassiter and more. The basket fills. The Bastille falls. Justice tears off her blindfold, fixes her robe and furiously hurls her scales at her leering boss.

The #MeToo movement, unearthing misconduct, exposes managers...

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Talent

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January 18, 2018

Talent Q & A 

Deja Dee is a self-proclaimed Virginia military brat by birthright, but the former radio personality turned actor’s profile has been steadily rising since 2013 when she landed the role of Alma in Cinemax’s Banshee. Now, following up a fruitful 2016 and 2017 that witnessed her featured alongside the likes of Queen Latifah (Star) and Michael K. Williams (Hap & Leonard), 2018 is poised to be...

January 18, 2018

Brad Pitt. Paul Rudd. Meryl Streep. Who is that standing behind them? IT's the extras. They walk around in the street, stand in a locker room, or maybe even sit in a waiting room. But how do you become an extra?

The first step to becoming an extra is to sign up with local extras casting agencies, which may entail a small fee. Most extras casting agencies will post extra opportunities on their website.

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January 18, 2018

As Noah Kirsch on the Epix CIA drama, Berlin Station, Marietta native Brandon Spink gains invaluable insight from on-screen heavy hitters.

What constitutes the life of a typical 13-year-old boy? Summer baseball and Pizza Pockets, perhaps. Call of Duty binges and ill-timed bouts of acne. Posting excerpts from your sister’s diary on social media. No matter the anecdotal details, there is one trait that r...

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Oz Scene

January 18, 2018

December 14th - Xcel Talent held its holiday party at Tongue & Groove.

The 900-plus attendees included dancers, choreographers, actors, influencers, models, casting directors, film and TV producers, stylists, managers and agents. Music mogul Dallas Austin and actor Jeremy Renner made appearances, as well.

To top things off, the night was filled with a slate of surprise live performances. Six-time Grammy...

January 18, 2018

November 11th - Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) hosted their 2017 Annual Gala on Nov. 11, 2017 at Havana Club in Buckhead.

The "Monte Carlo Casino" themed night included an awards ceremony honoring top women in film and television for their contributions to building a strong, diverse film industry in the state of Georgia. Honorees included Tony Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose, who took...

January 18, 2018

October 26th - Closing out 2017 on a high note, Fox Casting held its second annual Mix & Mingle at the 57th Fighter Group Restaurant.

The event was held exclusively for actors and their representatives, as well as producers and directors who worked directly with Fox Casting. The capacity crowd grooved to decades of hits on the dance floor while catching up with old cast mates and colleagues, and many t...

January 18, 2018

December 14th - Georgia Production Partnership hosted its Holiday Industry Party.

GPP’s Susan Moss said the event was meant to “celebrate all the impressive success that was generated in the state’s entertainment industry in 2017.” With the support of sponsor NABShow, approximately 300 industry professionals gathered at Manuel’s Tavern to mingle, jingle, and spread some holiday cheer.

January 18, 2018

December 2nd & 3rd - Over 1,000 film industry professionals attended the Georgia Entertainment Summit and Studio Launch presented by Cinema Park Studios.

Cinema Park is Georgia’s first studio and incubator dedicated exclusively to creating original content. Attendees enjoyed panels led by the Atlanta Mayor’s Office, Invest Atlanta, the Writer’s Guild of America, and a handful of Academy Award winners.

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