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
480.990.3000
(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.