Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Holiday Winter Break

Our office will be closing early at 1pm on Tuesday, December 23rd, for our Winter Break. We will re-open on Monday, January 5th, 2009 for our normal business hours (9am-5pm).

I want to wish you and yours and safe and happy Holiday Season. It's been a pleasure representing all of you this past year and I look forward to a prosperous 2009!

All the Best,

Friday, December 19, 2008

Deadfall Trail - Trailer

Be sure to check out the trailer for Deadfall Trail starring two FORD/RBA actors, SHANE DEAN and CAVIN GRAY at www.deadfalltrail.com. The trailer looks amazing!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

New Actor - Liza George

Please welcome new SAG/AFTRA actor, LIZA GEORGE. Liza's moved here from Michigan a few months ago to pursue broadcast/journalism school. She's looking forward to getting busy in the New Year. If you see Liza at an audition, be sure to welcome her to the Ford Family.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Spring Awakening at Gammage

Look for fellow FORD/RBA actor, KRYSTINA ALABADO, in the touring cast of Spring Awakening, winner of 8 Tony Awards, this week at ASU's Gammage Theater. Krystina signed with us and then was immediately cast in the show and went on the road. We're very proud of her. She has a bright future ahead. For more info on the show, please visit www.springawakening.com.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

FORD/RBA Holiday Food Drive

Our office is having a Holiday Food Drive benefiting St. Mary's Food Bank from now until Tuesday, December 23rd. Please stop by the office to drop off your non-perishable food items to help someone in need! Office hours are 9am-5pm Monday through Friday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thanksgiving Office Hours

The FORD/Robert Black Agency will be closing early at 1pm on Wednesday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend. Please stop by during office hours (9am-5pm) before Wednesday if you need to pick up a check or drop anything off.

We hope you and yours have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The AFMC needs YOUR Help!

Many of you may or may not know, but I am an officer, Treasurer, for the Arizona Film & Media Coalition (AFMC), Inc., www.azfilmandmedia.org, the group responsible for creating tax incentive legislation to bring outside producers to come to Arizona to shoot. I have been on the board since 2005 and was part of the original group that drafted the initial legislation.

This upcoming legislative session in January 2009 is very important because it will decide the fate on whether or not our bill will be extended beyond the 2010 sunset date. What does this mean? If the bill is not extended, it means that we will no longer be remotely competitive with other states (i.e. New Mexico, Louisiana, etc.) in film production. I know that many actors want more films to be shot here as do I. If our bill goes away, film opportunities will but cease to exist. Now is the time to rally as a market and make sure our bill continues to exist. We are asking for donations to aid in paying our lobbyist for this upcoming session and an economic impact statement. This legislation affects all of us now and in years to come. Please help to keep Arizona competitive with other markets by supporting our cause today. To donate via Paypal, please visit the following link: http://www.azfilmandmedia.org/donations.htm. If you donate, you will be recognized on the AFMC website under "Sponsors."

FORD/RBA Holiday Party

The annual FORD/RBA Holiday Party will be held on Saturday, December 13th, from 7pm-9pm at a new bar/restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale named American Junkie. Don't let the name throw you off. Event will be all ages. Please come out and enjoy a cocktail and some free food on us. Hope to see you there. As we get closer to the date, we will be collecting names for the list, as always. Address below.

American Junkie
4363 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(They are in the same spot where the Tequila Grill used to be, if you're familiar; just north of Drift.)

Poetry Event

Please support fellow FORD/RBA actor, THOMASINA DANIELS, and go see her upcoming show. See details in above flyer.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Linda Waymire

FORD/RBA is proud to now represent LINDA WAYMIRE, actor and coach at Matlin Studios www.matlinstudio.com. If you see Linda at an audition be sure to welcome her to the FORD/RBA fold.

McDonald's Phoenix Suns Commercial VO's

Fellow FORD/RBA VO actor, BUZZ ADAMS, has just completed two commercial VO's for McDonald's x Phoenix Suns for Planet Orange. Look for them on air soon. See the commercials below. Spots were produced by the Lavidge Company in Scottsdale. Thanks, Ronda.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Twilight Movie

Please support fellow FORD/RBA actor, now living in LA, KELLAN LUTZ and go see his movie, Twilight, which opens next Friday, November 21st. KELLAN plays EMMETT CULLEN, one of the good vampires. Twilight, the book written by local author Stephenie Meyer has a huge international following and has sold over 7 million copies worldwide. Official movie website - www.twilightthemovie.com.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Middle Men Booking

We had five actors booked as day players for the feature film, Middle Men, starring Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, and James Caan, along with numerous featured extras. The five day players are as follows:

Tom Noga - Farmer

Shannon Whirry - Screaming Mother

Ky-Moni Abraham - Bartender

Price Mitchum - Goth Kid

Shane Shields - Dean Loomis

Congrats to all of the actors that have booked and are continuing to be booked as this project rolls on through December.