Thursday, August 13, 2009

NATIVE TALENT 2009 to be Deleted.

Friday, July 3, 2009
NATIVE TALENT 2009 will end....

NATIVE TALENT 2009 to be Deleted. No money for it. No time for it with my schedule.

Roscoe awarded a Grant to Produce and Direct a new Documentary, "Daze In The Life Of A Native Actor In Los Angeles." Shoot begins September 2009.

MySpace Casting Posts will go on. 30 U.S. Native performers already signed up for my Casting Email Blast List. Let me know if you want to be signed up.

Check out my other Newz at MySpace.

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All the Best -- Roscoe Pond

Friday, June 26, 2009

CHARLIE HILL to be Honored at DIVERSITY Awards June 29, 2009.

(Photo courtesy of NIGA Youth Conference). The Ethnic Employment Opportunities Committee of Screen Actors Guild, and the Equal Employment Opportunities Committees of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) and AFTRA present the 7th annual Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards.
Ivy Bethune Tri-Union Diversity Awards celebrate individuals and organizations in the performing arts that have taken an active stand to make a difference toward a more representational, multicultural community by helping build a foundation for diversity within the industry. This year’s theme, “Storytellers,” commends individuals who, through sharing their own stories, have encouraged cross-cultural understanding as well as enabled others to express their dreams and creativity. The 2009 Honorees: George Takei, Tri-Union Award -- Victoria Ann Lewis, AEA Award -- Cheryl Burke, AFTRA Award -- Charlie Hill, SAG Award.
When: Monday, June 29, 2009
7 P.M. Reception
8 P.M. Ceremony
Where: East West Players’ David Henry Hwang Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.
120 N Judge John Aiso Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Attendance is FREE to members of the three unions. Members of AEA, AFTRA and SAG may RSVP to LARSVP@AFTRA.COM or (323)634-8262. -- Parking is FREE in Lot 7 Adjacent to the Theater. This is Way, Way Cool!
Click on the Picture for information.

NATIVE VOICES Free Play Readings June 27, 2009 at Autry Museum in LA.

(Photo courtesy of MySpace Native Voices). Festival of New Plays Public Readings. Autry National Center, June 26–27. Admission to the Festival of New Plays is free. Reservations requested: call 323.667.2000, ext. 354, or e-mail
Saturday, June 27, 1:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Theater, Autry National Center. The Frybread Queen by Carolyn Dunn (Muskogee Creek, Seminole, Cherokee). Directed by Scott Horstein. Three generations of Indian women come together for the funeral of a beloved son. A reception featuring frybread (a comfort-food staple of Native American pan-Indian cultures) follows the reading and discussion.
Saturday, June 27, 4:00 p.m., Wells Fargo Theater, Autry National Center. Fancy Dancer by Dawn Dumont (Cree, Métis). Directed by Yvette Nolan (Algonquin). Aboriginal women are disappearing by the hundreds and it is TV journalist Valerie Night’s job to bring the story to light.
Click picture for MySpace information.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

AGENT Showcase July 2, 2009.

This July 2nd we will be hosting our monthly AGENT SHOWCASE. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with some of Hollywood’s top theatrical agencies including Mike Goldberg (Venture IAB), Ben Gorman (Agency for Performing Artists), Amber Raitz (coast to coast), Samantha Martin (Talentworks) & Aaron Kogan (Pantheon). -- As our previous workshops have been so successful we will be using the same format as before you can submit a scene or we can cast one for you. We’ll provide you with your scene partner (unless you want to do a scene with a friend) & we provide a FREE WORKSHOP where you can come and receive feedback and blocking information. (HIGHLY RECOMMENED). -- These events sell out within a few hours so please reserve your position asap. If you are looking for representation then this is excellent platform to present your work.
TIME & DATE: 7pm. Thursday July 2nd.
Scenes must be no longer than 2 mins long. Evenly balanced and preferably light hearted or comedic.
COST: $99.00
CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076 for more info.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Spanish, Apache, Native Indian needed for NON UNION Short Film

Post Date: June 21, 2009. CASTING CALL.
-Non Union Short Film
-Native American, Spanish, Apache
-Age 30-60
-This is a short that will require movement and the ability to captivate the audience without the need for speaking much words. Having an authentic headdress and cultural ties is preferred. Click on the picture for all information.

Corbin Bronson Casting Workshop June 25, 2009.

Dear Actors -- The A.C welcomes Corbin Bronson back to his second visit. Corbin should need no introduction as he is the CASTING DIRECTOR for the hit TV show "MONK". Corbin has been involved with the team at "MONK" for the past 6 years. He has been involved with casting over 60 episodes. His other credits include BATTLESTAR GALLACTICA, MINORITY REPORT, THE HUNTED, PLATED OF THE APES and more. -- Corbin’s recent moves endeavors include CHAIN LETTER & THE BLACK WATERS OF ECHO POND.
Last workshop that we had with Corbin he met one of our actors and cast her in "MONK". Let's hope we can have the same success from this workshop!!!!
DATE: June 25, 2009
TIME: 7:30pm
LOCATION: The Complex. 6472 Santa Monica Blvd, LA, 90038- The Flight
REQUIREMENTS: Please submit your on-line headshot & resume (la casting/now casting/imdb/ actors access) for consideration.
CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Native American Male needed for Feature Film California

Post Date: June 20, 2009. CASTING CALL
-Non-Union Feature Film
-Westlake, California
-Native American Male
-Age 40
-$50 Pay with With/Bump for Traditional Wardrobe.
Click Picture for more Information.

Crystle Lightning is shooting Horror Film in LA

Native actress, Crystle Lightning (Far right) tells me, " Hey Roscoe! Its so cool that you always keep everyone updated on who's working. I'm shooting a horror flick right now with "Vida Guerra" at the Twin Towers jail in downtown LA. Verrrrry Scary and so much fun! I auditioned for "Twilight/Eclipse" last week and it went very well. It Looks like you're doing very well. Talk soon! Have a great weekend!" - Crystle. Keep up the great work Crystle and thanks for the update. Click on the picture for MySpace.

SAG Hollywood Division Meeting June 28, 2009

Dear Hollywood Division Member: If you haven't done so already, please mark the date on your calendar and come to the Downtown Marriott Hotel on June 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. (see below for details.) Come join other SAG Hollywood members in learning more about our union, our contracts and your SAG staff and elected. Get involved!
When: Sunday, June 28th, 2009 --11 a.m.-12 pm. Mixer with Board, staff and members; visit committee tables; sign up for speakers’ list for an opportunity to speak at the microphone during the forum section of the meeting. Please note that speaker card should indicate a statement or question and will not be time-stamped. Cards will be sorted by topic by members of the Communications Committee. Members are requested to place their initials only on their request to speak cards.
12-3 pm. Meeting and Q&A Session
Where: Marriott Los Angeles Downtown Hotel
333 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071 (In the Grand Ballroom at the Marriott) (Parking will be validated. Please read all posted signage. Guild not responsible for illegally parked vehicles.)
No RSVP necessary. PLEASE BRING YOUR SAG MEMBERSHIP CARD FOR ENTRANCE (paid thru 4/30/09). Only current paid-up members affiliated with the Hollywood Division will be admitted. Unfortunately, no guests are allowed. Parents/guardians of young performers under 18 years-old welcome. For more information, please contact the Hollywood Executive Office at (323) 549-6459 or
Click on picture for SAG information.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Autry Museum Film Screenings: Indigenous Dance Artists June 21, 2009.

Sunday, June 21, at 2:00 p.m.
Wells Fargo Theater
$7 Autry Members/ $10 General Admission. Tickets are available at the door. No reservations required.
Dance Camera West
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing quality dance film from around the world to Los Angeles. The Dance Camera West Dance Film Festival takes place annually in June and is a city wide event across Los Angeles.
The Autry National Center of the American West is proud to host the final screenings of this years festival. We invite you to join us for two films showcasing the most outstanding examples of dance onscreen, followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Philip Szporer.
Byron Chief-Moon: Grey Horse Rider, Marlene Millar and Philip Szporer. A documentary film featuring First Nations artist Bryon Chief-Moon, which won the "Best Documentary Short" at the American Indian Film Festival in San Francisco.
Water Flowing Together Gwendolen Cates. A documentary on legendary Jack Soto and his 25–year career with the NewYork City Ballet.
For more information about Dance Camera West and this event, please visit Click on the Picture for Wells Fargo Theater. Thanks April for Information. This is way cool!

SARAH FINN Casting Workshop June 23. 2009

The A.C proudly welcomes TAMARA HUNTER from SARAH FINN CASTING to our workshop on TUESDAY JUNE 23rd, 2009 at 7PM. SARAH FINN CASTING is most notably famous for huge Hollywood blockbusters such as IRON MAN, NEVER BACK DOWN, VANTAGE POINT, YOU DON'T MESS WITH THE ZOHAN and many more. This is a major office to be seen by and will sell out quickly. LIMITED SPACES. Here are the details: TIME:7PM.
Tuesday June 23, 2009

REQUIREMENTS: Forward your on-line headshot and resume (LA Casting/Actors Access/IMDB/Nowcasting) PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR CONTACT NUMBER

CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076.

Click on the Postcard for official Website.

Native Voices Staged Readings in San Diego

NATIVE VOICES AT THE AUTRY'S FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS BRINGING NATIVE THEATRE TO SAN DIEGO --Three new hard hitting plays + Native American & First Nations theater artists = a new theater experience you don't want to miss!
Schedule of Events:
Carbon Black -- Friday, June 19 @ 8p -- Thirteen year old Carbon "Inky" Black overhears a vicious crime while sleeping on his run-down apartment balcony. Who will he turn to for help?....
The Frybread Queen -- Saturday, June 20 @ 1p
Three generations of Indian women come together for the funeral of a beloved son....
Fancy Dancer -- Saturday, June 20 @ 4p
Saskatchewan, Canada. Aboriginal women are disappearing by the hundreds. And it is TV journalist Valerie Night’s job to bring the story to light....
Friday, June 19, 8p @ la jolla playhouse's mandell weiss forum studio
Friday, June 26, 8p @ autry national center's wells fargo theatre
Carbon Black by Terry Gomez (comanche)
Saturday, June 20, 1p @ la jolla playhouse's mandell weiss forum studio
Saturday, June 27, 1p @ autry national center's wells fargo theatre
The Frybread Queen by Carolyn Dunn (muskogee creek, seminole, cherokee)
Saturday, June 20, 4p @ la jolla playhouse's mandell weiss forum studio
Saturday, June 27, 4p @ autry national center's wells fargo theatre
Fancy Dancer by Dawn Dumont (cree, metis)

Click on the Picture for Native Voices MySpace

Thursday, June 18, 2009

BILLY JACK/ LA Filmfest Special Screening this Sunday June 21, 2009.

PEOPLE magazine sponsors the LA FilmFest JUNE 21, 2009 Screening of BILLY JACK. Click on the poster for all information. Kick Butt BILLY JACK! Love that Hat you Halfbreed you.

TOUCH THE WATER is SOLD OUT for its' final week of PERFORMANCES.

This is the final week performances of TOUCH THE WATER with Native actress/entrepreneur Jennifer Villalobos. The play has received rave reviews in the Southland. Click on the picture for BACKSTAGE review. They have linked theater information and times for TOUCH THE WATER. Way Cool!

ECLIPSE open casting at ACTOR CAST Too!

ECLIPSE UPDATE with ACTORCAST.COM. Everybody please follow instructions. ACTING 411 says, "NOTE: The only website that is assisting in the casting process for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is The following is the only Official website for Summit Entertainment: I have received numerous messages from people telling me that they have been sent emails from me through the website claiming they are casting Eclipse extras. This is NOT true, as I have absolutely NO affiliation with and have never emailed or messaged anyone through their website. Someone is impersonating me at and sending messages out using my name.
But please read the fine print! They are ONLY accepting submissions from NATIVE AMERICAN and FIRST NATIONS actors for the roles of Leah Clearwater and Seth Clearwater.
Click on Picture for at Actorcast."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


ECLIPSE auditions UPDATE! Follow instructions everybody! ACTING 411 says, "The Casting Directors for The Twilight Saga: Eclipse have been hired, and auditions are now underway. NOTE: You are not required to register with any pay-subscription websites that are advertising open casting calls or online casting calls for Eclipse, such as "ActorCast." They require you to sign up for a 90-day trial account to submit for Eclipse, after which point you will be offered a subscription plan.
The ONLY CASTING DIRECTORS casting the roles of Seth Clearwater and Leah Clearwater are listed below. And you can mail or email Rene' Haynes an audition video directly to her, instead of signing up with any pay subscription website. The email address is listed below. Native American Roles are often very difficult to cast, I know this as a fact from my many years of serving on the Screen Actors Guild Diversity Department Native American Caucus. I am also good friends with Hanay Geiogamah, who is a Native American Film Producer, founder of the American Indian Theater Ensemble, and a friend and colleague of Rene' Haynes. He informed me of the difficulty in casting the Native American roles for New Moon and Eclipse. Therefore it is understandable that Summit Entertainment has agreed to have ActorCast assist in getting audition videos to Rene Haynes.
Rehearsals are tentatively slated to begin August, 2009 with actual filming starting in late September, 2009. The release date for Eclipse has been announced as Wednesday, June 30, 2010.
Roles Currently Casting:
Leah Clearwater: Female, 19 years of age. Must be Native American or First Nations. Seth's big sister, and the only female member of La Push wolf pack: "She is tall and slender with beautiful skin and short cropped black hair. She would be considered gorgeous if not for the perpetual scowl she carries due to a broken heart and her anger issues."
Seth Clearwater: Male, 15-16 years of age. Must be Native American or First Nations. He is a "tall, gangly-limbed boy with a huge, happy grin, Seth idolizes Jacob." Black hair, lean muscle type, think swimmer type body.
Riley: Male 19-21. Good looking, blond, clean-cut, muscular college guy who falls victim to Victoria. He's in his early to mid 20s and Riley was a newborn that was created by Victoria to act as the leader of her recently formed newborn army. He accompanies Victoria in her attempt to murder Bella Swan.
Maria: Female mid-20's, Hispanic, petite figure, brunette, dark eyes with a soft and musical voice. Maria looks for humans that she could turn to vampires to create a "newborn army".
Bree: 14-17, beautiful, 5'1" - 5'3", short dark hair, fair skin. Has a high pitched shrill scream. She is one of the newborn army who ravaged Seattle, killing many with her fellows under the guise of a serial killer.
Royce King II: Male, late 20's, out-spoken, comes from wealthy family. He was a human who lived during the time of the Great Depression. He was engaged to Rosalie Hale for a short period of time.
There will also be additional members of the La Push wolf pack and Quileute tribe cast in Eclipse. Like New Moon, they are looking for Native American or First Nations actors ONLY to fill the Native American roles - no actors who "look like they could be" Native American or First Nations people.
Principal Actor Casting For Native American / First Nations Actors only (USA):
Ms. René Haynes
Lisa Lennox
René Haynes Casting
1314 Scott Road
Burbank, CA 91504

Principal Actor Casting (Canada):
Sean Cossey
Stuart Aikins
Aikins/Cossey Casting
1755 West Broadway #403
Vancouver BC V6J 4S5

JULIA JONES in VERIZON Wireless Commercial

(Photo by John Shearer/ Click on Picture for more Photos of Julia as an IGN Babe of the day. I was watching "CSI:Miami" on Monday night at CBS and I thought I saw Julia Jones in a VERIZON WIRELESS commercial. It was her! Congrats Julia. She has been working as of late including NBC's "ER" in its' Final season as a Dr. Kaya Montoya. Remember too, she was in BLACKCLOUD with Eddie Spears. Go to Julia's IMDB profile for all her information. Way cool Julia!

2009 Canyon Records Spotlight: Jay Begaye

Canyon Records says,"For Native Americans throughout history the horse has been central to their lives. Jay Begaye of the Diné (Navajo) and his daughter, Tiinesha Begaye (Similkameen-Diné), honor their horses through song and sing about other aspects of Native American culture in performances of Diné Traditional songs, Canadian Round Dance songs and a Pow-Wow style song." Click on the picture for website. You can also listen to sample music from this neew Album/CD. Way, way cool!

ABRAMS Workshop Extended! June 20. 2009.

Dear Actors, -- Due to the success of our first workshop the A.C proudly welcomes back AGENT-SHARON PAZ from ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY this SATURDAY JUNE 20TH, 2009 at 1pm. Our first workshop sold out in a few hours so we’ve added an extra date.
Same format as before. You will be assigned a scene and scene partner on THURSDAY JUNE 15TH, 2009 and will be able to work your scene in our FREE WORKSHOP on FRIDAY JUNE 19TH(between 1-4pm at the SIERRA STAGES 1444 N.SIERRA BONITA, LA, 90046) before presenting it to Sharon on Saturday. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get in from of one of Hollywood’s most powerful agencies. If you have a scene that you would like to submit then we will verify that it will work in this format and will assign you an appropriate partner.
Feel free to check out for more info on Abrams or see for more info from us.
COST: $45.00
CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076 for more info.
Any questions please feel free to give me a call.
Many thanks
Daniel (323) 251 5076

Monday, June 15, 2009

Natives show up for TOUCH THE WATER performances in LA.

Native actress and entrepreneur Jennifer Villalobos says, "Hey Roscoe-
thanks again for helping spread the word. One night I actually had 14 Natives show up, Yay! 2 of them I personally invited, the rest came from email and word of mouth. The show is on one more weekend June 18-21, 2009. (next thurs-sun). It's been so cool being apart of the cast. Take care! ~J - Way cool Jennifer! The play is receiving great reviews too. Click on the picture for official website.

"Zeke and Luther" Premieres on Dinsey XD

"Zeke and Luther,” premieres at 7:30 tonight (June 15, 2009) on Disney XD (Cox channel 151, Dish Network 174, DirecTV 292, U-verse 304). He also was a staff writer on all the episodes. Too cool!

Oklahoma Native Writer Steven Judd

"NewsOK" article says," University of Oklahoma graduate Steven Judd was thrilled to be a finalist for the 2008 Disney/ABC Writing Fellowship Program. Not only was he among 14 picked for the fellowship from 2,500-plus applicants, but he was one of two participants who got to write a TV script." Click on the picture for full article. Way to go Steven. This is way, way cool!

Native Producer Yvonne Russo & National Geographic TV

Native writer, Steven Judd and his Film News Briefs announces that, "Yvonne Russo is producing a new series for National Geographic Television. It's, "Extreme Exposures" which follows Nat Geo photographers on extreme assignments. Russo is also developing 10 shows in addition to producing a one hour countdown show titled, "Top Ten" which is the best of the best of Nat Geo Photography. Is this cool or what? Way to go Yvonne!

Abrams Agency Workshop June 16, 2009.

The A.C proudly welcomes you to join us for to meet our special guest AGENT-SHARON PAZ from ABRAMS ARTISTS AGENCY this TUESDAY JUNE 16TH, 2009 at 7:30pm. You will be assigned a scene and scene partner on MONDAY JUNE 15TH, 2009 and will be able to work your scene before presenting it to Sharon on Tuesday evening. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to get in from of one of Hollywood’s most powerful agencies. If you have a scene that you would like to submit then we will verify that it will work in this format and will assign you an appropriate partner.

Feel free to check out for more info on Abrams or see for more info from us. PLEASE NOTE: SPACES FOR THIS WORKSHOP ARE LIMITED

TIME: 7:30PM

DATE: June 16, 2009
COST: $45.00
CONTACT: or call (323) 251 5076 for more info.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Announcement! NATIVE TALENT 2009 to end June 28.

6 Month Contract Has Come To An End
NATIVE TALENT 2009 Grant funding contract ends June 28, 2009. My boss Christine informed me that she does not have the funds to continue after June. She thought she could get grant funding for September to the end of the year. But, she cannot. After the SAG TV/Theatrical contracts were passed and Hollywood productions are back underway. Several of her projects were put on hold last year and she was given the Green Light to move forward with them. Christine’s focus right now is her Bigger Projects.
We will have lunch on Monday and I will thank her for the opportunity to bring NATIVE TALENT 2009 to the masses. It has been fun and thanks for stopping by everybody. It’s astounding to me how popular this Blog has become from 0 to 45,000 views in 6 months. Thanks to all of you. I’m just grateful people showed up. I will finish out my contract to June 28, 2009. Stay tuned!

I will announce what I plan to do with NATIVE TALENT 2009 after the June 28, 2009 date approaches. -- All the Best – Roscoe Pond

Friday, June 12, 2009

Support "Tales of an Urban Indian" Pilot TV show

(Photo courtesy of Facebook group "Tales of an Urban Indian) PR Statement from same Facebook group. Quote: "The Pilot for ‘Tales of an Urban Indian’ was filmed in February. Right now we are waiting to receive word if APTN likes our show enough to pick it up. So, maybe you guys can write APTN and say “We want Tales of an Urban Indian!” I don’t know if it will help or not, but, maybe it will get them thinking! (Cast members include Darrell Dennis, Carmen Moore, Tantoo Cardinal, Graham Greene, David Lewis, Katya Gardner, Paul Bae and the Baker Twins, Shannon and Shauna). You can contact APTN directly by clicking on the picture of Darrell Dennis & Carmen Moore.
SERIES OUTLINE -- TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN is the very first series of its kind; a quirky comic- drama about Canada’s urban Native population. The series follows the escapades of BRIAN DOUGLAS, a First Nations actor who is disillusioned by the stereotypes of Native people in the media. To battle these stereotypes, BRIAN has resolved to expose the truth about the urban Aboriginal experience and change the perception of Native people forever. If only he could get his personal life together first! His first major endeavor in this quest is a homemade documentary entitled, “TALES OF AN URBAN INDIAN”.
BRIAN is pulled in many different directions by an eclectic mix of characters: DOMINIQUE, his spoiled heiress girlfriend, TERRI AND TANYA, the two beautiful Native twins that live next door, ADAM, the grouchy spirit that haunts Simon’s apartment, and KYE7E JOSIE, SIMON’S grandmother and voice of reason. These people, combined with the countless girlfriends, bosses, producers, enemies, etc., will continue to help or hinder BRIAN in his “Tales”.
With the financial and technical support of his best friends, KRISTA SELLERS and TOM HA, Brian will reveal the Aboriginal experience in an exercise that is as much purging therapy, as it is art. Brian’s mantra in his manifesto is, “Pure honesty, no matter how ridiculous, painful, embarrassing, or hurtful it may be.” This mantra will prove to be problematic for many of the subjects involved.
Perhaps the greatest challenge for Brian is his relationship with Krista. As children, they were betrothed to each other in a symbolic Indian ceremony. Despite separating as children, Brian and Krista’s platonic relationship is stronger than ever. So strong in fact, that they are developing unspoken feelings for one another. With Krista recently affianced and Brian unable to get his life together, it seems that Krista and Simon will never fulfill their childhood betrothal. The question with these two is not “will they or won’t they?” but rather “Would they and should they?”… Only time will tell." Native Talent 2009 gives %100 support. Way cool.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

BROADWAY WORLD NEWS: Delanna Studi joins the National Tour of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY

Broadway World says, "The producers of August: Osage County, the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play that tells the bitingly funny and sensationally entertaining tale of the Weston family of Pawhuska, Oklahoma, are pleased to announce that full casting for the First National Tour has been completed. The Chicago engagement will play the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre for a limited two week engagement February 2 - 14, 2010 as part of the Broadway In Chicago series." Joining the cast is Delanna Studi as "Johnna Monevata." Click on the picture for all the information. "Break a Leg" Delanna.

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