PVIFF Presents a World Class Acting Workshop Featuring Kim Hardin

Atlanta, GA, May 13, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF) continues their pre-festival event series by presenting “Casting with Kim” Behind The Scene Take

The “Business” of the Show! Learn Everything You Need to Know about Building an Acting Career.

Instructor: Kimberly R. Hardin, Casting Director with over 25 years of experience in Hollywood.

One of Hollywood’s Leading Ladies, Kimberly R. Hardin, has made a career of casting unknown and typecast actors in distinctive roles. Casting for Gold is Kimberly’s trademark with Oscar Award Winning Hustle & Flow. She has Developed, Produced & Cast a series of Diversity Showcases and Table Readings of Network Shows for ABC/Touchstone. Her credits include Cadillac Records, Madea goes to Jail, Four Brothers, 2 Fast 2 Furious, Friday, Jason’s Lyric, Moesha and The Jacksons: An American Dream. As one of the top feature casting directors in Hollywood her unique eye has helped the careers of stars Channing Tatum, Halle Berry, Chris Tucker, Bernie Mac, Jennifer Lopez, Tyrese Gibson, Cedric the Entertainer, Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique, Jennifer Connelly, Chris Kattan, Ludacris, and Bridgette Wilson, to name only a few.

One must have the (3) P’s for success of longevity in the field: Passion, Persistence & Patients. “There is also luck and opportunity, but sometimes you must create those opportunities,” she points out.

Workshop Synopsis:
Want to Act in Movies or on TV? Are you a Producer or Director who needs to learn more about Casting? Learn the ins and outs of the real Hollywood business from an industry professional and find out what it takes to be a successful actor. Discover rewarding career opportunities. Increase your potential for success in Hollywood with “Casting with Kim,” Behind The Scene Take an interactive workshop.

This dynamic workshop takes place on Saturday, June 12-Sunday, June 13th (10-5 p.m.) each day. The workshop will be conducted at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts & Community Center in Decatur, GA classroom 109.

Those who participate in this workshop will be able to participate in PVIFF’s first annual Actor’s Showcase at no cost which will take place on Saturday, June 19th -11-5 p.m. at Taboo 2 Bistro & Bar. Showcase participants will be judged by professional casting directors, actors, producers and more. The winner will be awarded a free makeover, headshots, marketing & promotions, tickets to PVIFF 2010 and more.

For tickets to “Casting With Kim” visit: www.kimhardin.eventbrite.com.

About PVIFF:
PVIFF is hosted by The African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) & Gipp. Museums, Inc. PVIFF attracts 5,000+ people each year from around the world. PVIFF was created in 2006 under the previous name (Sweet Auburn International Film Festival) and have served as the launching pad for many successful filmmakers and other artists alike in the film & entertainment industry. This dynamic international film festival showcases feature length films, shorts, music videos, documentaries, and screenplays from around the globe. PVIFF also feature celebrity attractions, innovative workshops, panels, parties, and much more. PVIFF is poised to become one of the most celebrated film events through dynamic programming and a dedication to helping filmmakers excel in their careers. PVIFF's brand is entrenched in the old saying "It Takes A Village."

Our vision allows us to create a village atmosphere that provide opportunities not only for filmmakers but for business owners and film enthusiasts. Artists such as Director/Writer Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films, Producer, Roger Bobb of Tyler Perry Studios, Director, Leslie Small, Casting Director, Alpha Tyler of Tyler Perry Studios, Best Selling Author Omar Tyree, Actor, Bill Nunn, Director, Kenny Leon, Humanitarian, Afeni Shakur and more have all participated in various aspects of PVIFF over the years. In 2006 during PVIFF's first year the winning short film "Binta & The Great Idea" was nominated for an Academy Award and numerous other projects have received phenomenal acclaim throughout the years as well. With increased exposure, the assistance from the film and business community PVIFF will continue to help ignite opportunities and make dreams to come true for decades to come.

Peachtree Village International Film Festival
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