Kick Up The Arts Festival

As we are 5 hours behind on this side of the pond, we’re sure the Festival is over, and everyone will be enjoying themselves at the after party (tomorrow!). From what we hear, it was a huge success, and people are asking for more. We hope that, since everyone enjoyed themselves so much this year, Kick Up The Arts can become an annual event. We love to see how people in other places, other parts of the world support the arts; that sort of loyalty and love is conspicuously absent here in the States, for the most part.

So, we’d like to say congratulations to Sarah Berger for holding such fabulous and well received workshops and we hope Black Chick Media can be there next year.



Via the Hollywood Black Film Festival: Celebrity Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd Gives Actors Their Big Break with Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam


Celebrity Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd
Gives Actors Their Big Break with Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam

WHO: Hollywood Black Film Festival and Celebrity Casting Director Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd
WHAT: Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam
WHEN: October 5th, 2013 at 7PM
WHERE: W Hotel, 6250 Hollywood Boulevard; Hollywood, CA

The 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival and Twinkie Byrd’s Monologue Slam is looking to give actors the chance to get in front of the entertainment industry’s top casting directors, agents, producers, and celebrity judges to showcase their talents.

Those interested in taking part in the competition, which has a submission deadline of July 31, 2013, should visit the Hollywood Black Film Festivals website submission page and learn more about the requirements and rules for participation. 10 finalists will be selected, from all of the entries received, to perform their monologues live at the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival.

Entrants pay a $30 entry fee, and submit a two minute or less video submission of a monologue.

More information can be found and submissions can be made at

The 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival runs October 2-6 at the Montalban Theatre and the W Hollywood Hotel.

Calling all actors

Hello there! We are back from our trip to the AMAZING city that is Chicago (hopefully we’ll have offices there soon), where met a few interesting characters, scoped out some venues and generally had a good time. But, the vacation is over, and now it is time to get back to work. (But really, it’s not work at all, because we love what we do!)

If you are an aspiring actor, I urge you to check out The Theatre Roundtable’s upcoming auditions. You will have the opportunity to be seen by theatrical producers & directors from all over central Ohio. There is a $20 fee to audition; however, that fee provides with you an audition slot and a 1 year individual membership to the Theatre Roundtable. If you are not already a member, you should be! As a member you will be able to:

If you have any questions, contact them at



Kick Up The Arts Festival brought to you by The So & So Arts Club

If you know anything about those of us here at BCM, you know we LOVE to support the arts. That is why we feel duty bound to inform you, dear readers, of the fantastic events that are being held this month in London. That’s right, you heard us, London, England, our second home.

The So & So Arts Club (we’re members!) is holding a 6 day festival starting Monday, July 22nd, and ending Saturday July 27th. Each day will have its own focus and special topic including Film, Directing, Comedy & Music, and Production and Writing. You can find out more about the festival and purchase tickets here.

We are so sad we cannot attend these fabulous events (being the jet-setters we are, we’ll be somewhere else in the world at the time), but we look forward to attending their Women in the Arts events this December (stay tuned for more info on that as well!). So, if you find you can or will be in the UK at that time, make sure you register and attend. It’s art supporters like you that keep programs like this going.



P.S. **Just Announced** The wonderful Kevin McNally (he’s one of our favorites around here), will be attending the Casting & Directing day to offer advice and have a chat. If we weren’t sad before that we could not attend, we are now! So, do us  favor, buy a ticket and go.