Austin, TX (PRWEB) June 27, 2008
WPFG Studios and the Wolfpack Film Group are bringing together local actors and models together with film and photography professionals for a portfolio building workshop. The workshop is being hosted by Producer Robin Blesch, July 12th and 13th at The Mermaid House. The Mermaid house, featured on KXAN as "Austin's Most High-tech Home," features a $300,000 home automation system and media room.
Blesch, owner of WPFG studios and founder of the Wolfpack Film Group, has arranged for CSA Casting Director Barbara Brinkley to attend, meet the talent, answer questions and give tips. Brinkley, a top casting director in the Southwest (Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico). has done casting for almost every major studio in Hollywood, and her credits include multi-million dollar feature films such as "Varsity Blues," "Universal Soldier," the TV show "Walker Texas Ranger," among others.
Photographers, makeup artists, hair designers, a clothing designer, lighting professionals, and filmmakers will congregate on July 12-13th to "create together" in a friendly supportive environment. The goal of the workshop is to help network local professionals and create top quality images for marketing everyone's talent.
The workshop has a limited number of spaces, and it is more than half full at the time of the writing of this release. If you would like the opportunity to attend this event email: wpfgphotos @ yahoo.com.
"For some this will be the chance of a lifetime and for others it will be business as usual, and I encourage teamwork-minded working or aspiring actors and models to apply," says Blesch.
"Websites like YouTube and TV shows like American Idol have given the general public the impression that success in the entertainment industry can be achieved almost overnight, but that is not the reality for the majority. Actors, models, filmmakers, and artists must work very hard to be noticed in this competitive industry, and the cost of honing their craft can be too expensive at times. As a producer I am interested in helping talented people, however I can, because they are my local hiring pool," said Mrs. Blesch.
The Wolfpack Film Group is a consortium of production companies, producers, directors, writers, filmmakers, and support crew members, and in only a few short years the Wolfpack has risen to prominence in Austin under Mrs. Blesch by pooling their resources much like a studio system to make feature films, music videos, commercials, and more.
In 2007 WPFG Studios produced 47 global commercials for Match.com (which still run on Myspace and Yahoo, and are currently spoofed on Youtube), and brought other out-of-state projects to Austin. The Wolfpack Film Group has worked with agencies from LA, Boston, and New York on projects like this Maidenform bra commercial -- http://www.wpfgstudios.com/adwork/index.html
WPFG Studios and the Wolfpack Film Group's main focus is producing high quality independent feature films, and Blesch is now in pre-production on their next feature film to be shot on a remote island in the Caribbean this year (more information on that film to be released soon). Post-production on their last feature film "Anything for Now," should be complete by the end of the year.
For information on the portfolio building workshop:
PO Box 81217
For more information on the Mermaid House contact Shenoah Peck (512 913-3718 or visit http://tours.tourfactory.com/tours/tour.asp?t=382666&slink=0.
The Mermaid House
3575 Lost Creek Blvd.
Austin, TX 78735