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I welcomed my 2nd daughter in June of 2014.  Being a mother to my two little girls has been by far my favorite role. I have loved deeply, laughed more, and slept less, but have been more fulfilled and happier since these little girls have entered my life. I’ve posted less, but I’ll be back posting about some of the projects. Thanks for following my journey.

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McDonald’s Commercial

Catch me in the latest McDonald’s spot. Thanks to Commercials Unlimited, Golin Global, DM Casting & Director Michael Chaves!

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News!

I booked a role in an Independent Feature Film!  I start on Sunday and shoot 6 days over the next week and a half.  I am very excited. Details will follow.  Keep checking back!

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See “Wedding Day” The Feature Film TONIGHT!

Want to see “Wedding Day”? If you live in LA, now is your chance!!  See is TONIGHT, Saturday April 21st at 7 pm. The film is screening at:

Downtown Independent
251 S. Main St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(http://www.downtownindependent.com/)

TICKETS: $10

“Wedding Day” follows 2 couples getting married as the best day of their lives becomes their worst nightmares.

Starring David Koechner, C Thomas Howell, Stephanie Drapeau, Jennifer Keller, Andre Gordon, Brandon Molale, Sean Field, Kate Siegel and James Lyons

Check out the trailer

I play one of the two brides getting married in the film, opposite Brandon Molale.  Hope you can join me tonight!

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On the Red Carpet at the Premiere of “Wedding Day”

An official photograph of Jennifer Keller at the Premiere of "Wedding Day"
Photo Credit: Jeff Knight

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Jennifer on the Red Carpet

On Thursday night I attended “Noche Flamenca” a Red Carpet and Cocktail Event.  My friend, Sandra Payne, wrote a film called “Solo Duet” which is a part of ” Girls Girls Girls”, a Film feature project that has all women directors, writers, producers, DPs and more.  The trailer for “Solo Duet” was also shown. The event took place at D’Cache Restaurant in Toluca Lake, CA and included a flamenco performance by Timo Nunez, star of “Solo Duet”.

Last year Sandra gathered 5 of her Industry friends, including myself, and started a Networking Group.  These amazing  ladies and I are now friends and we meet up every other month or so.  Here is a photo of 4 of us with Sandra at the Premiere.

 

Jennifer on the Red Carpet with Emily Churchill, Heather Horton, Sandra Payne and Tiffany Price

 

Want to know more about these awesome ladies? Find them on my Twitter Page and follow them: http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1

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New IMDB Credit!

Today I found out that ”A Simple Conversation”  has been posted on IMDB.  “A Simple Conversation” is a really great AFI Film that I shot last fall.

Check out my IMDB page at  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2641302/.   Not all short films are posted on IMDB, so a lot of projects that I have worked on are not listed, which is why I am excited that “A Simple Conversation” has been updated!

Thanks for checking it out!

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Keeping up with Jennifer

Thank you for keeping up with my journey as an actress! I’ve had over 27,000 hits to my website since starting it a year and a half ago.

There are two more ways to keep up with my journey as an actress, on Facebook http://tinyurl.com/JenniferKellerFanPage and on Twitter http://twitter.com/JenniferKeller1

Thanks for keeping up with me!

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Audition for Jennifer

Today I had an audition for a new web series called “Stoned High”.   The Series is projected to film 10 Episodes of 10 minutes each for the web.  I auditioned for Samantha Kennedy who is described as “fit body, mid 20’s, BLONDE, was Prom-Queen in 2002”.

I arrived for auditions at the Taft Building in Hollywood.  I was glad to have an early audition time, because there was a ton of people there and the casting session prior to the web series was running over.  I was given just a 1/2 sheet of paper with a couple lines.  I made my choices and waited my turn. When it was my turn to audition, it was on camera.

Overall I felt good about my character choices and hope to receive a callback.

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Jennifer is Looking For A Theatrical Agent!

Jennifer Keller Headshot 6

I am looking for an SAG Franchised Agent for TV/Motion Picture/Soaps and am open to recommendations!!

I work hard at my craft, as you can see by checking out my site.  I am taking Improv and On-Camera classes and auditioning regularly.

If you or someone you know is looking for new SAG talent, please leave me a comment!

Thanks!

Jennifer Keller

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News!

I have been invited to audition for my first TV co-star role!  I am beyond excited!  Thank you Kendra Castleberry

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Commercial Callback

Oh what a morning!! 

Today I received a same day callback notification for an Old Navy commercial at Lisa Field Casting.  I was hoping for the callback for this commercial, so I was elated.

The way it works is my agents submit me for an audition through a service called LA Casting and when they send an audition notification through this site, I receive a text message.  I then know to open up my e-mail account and read the audition notification to see where and when the audition or call back is.  Lastly, I call to confirm with my agents.  Well, I received the notification at 10:50 am and the callback was at 11:30 am at The Casting Cafe in West Hollywood, which is 40 minutes away (depending on traffic)!!!

I called to confirm with my agents at CU, and Richie answered the phone, laughing, as he asked if I could make it.  I told him I would be there, but I would never make it by 11:30am.  He told me to get there before 12:45 pm and he would call the Casting Director to let them know.

I just have to chuckle sometimes.  What is the crazy industry that I have chosen and why do I enjoy it all so much? 

I jumped in the shower and got ready as quickly as possible.  I left the house right before 11:30 am and arrived at the Casting Cafe about 10 after 12 pm.   I walked into the casting office and there was a sea of brunettes in gowns in the waiting room.  There was only one other blonde, which could be good or bad, depending on how many girls they are casting and what they are looking for.  I signed in at 12:15 pm and there was a wait.  No problem!  It gave me time to file my nails, which were a little jagged.

When it was my turn to audition, I was paired with 2 other girls, one girl with reddish brown hair and one with dark brown hair.  I always like it when I audition with girls who have different looks than me.  Two girls who look alike would not be cast together in the same commercial, unless they were playing sisters. 

I walked into the casting room and there were about 5 people in the room, the director and the clients, who are not introduced to us.  Benjamin, the casting associate, is there again running the audition, and he gave us the overview of what they are looking for.

I’ve got to say, I felt great about this audition!  I even received a couple chuckles from the clients on my take, which is always a good sign.  Let’s just hope that I am what they are looking for. Though, I have to say I am quite sensitive about the fact that I was able to make it to the audition right at 11:30am.  I really hope that does not work against me.

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Screening of “A Simple Conversation” at AFI

Last night was the screening of the short film “A Simple Conversation” at The American Film Institute (AFI). I played Kitty Olsen, the lead in this film. “A Simple Conversation” was screened twice that evening and I attended the 7 PM Screening.  It was great to see Director Jon Clark and Writer/Producer Kristina Monson again, as well as a number of cast and crew members.

I was pleased with the final outcome of the film. Kristina said that the film will be submitted to the Sundance Film Festival, as well as a number of other film festivals, which is very exciting.  Overall, this was a great evening!

Jennifer Keller with Director Jon Clark and Producer Kristina Monson

Just the Girls: Actress Jennifer Keller and Producer Kristina Monson

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New IMDB Credit!

The Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) is a website that tracks film and television projects that actors have worked on.  Today I found out that “Wedding Day”, the Independent Film that I am working on, has been posted on the site. “Wedding Day” is a SAG feature shooting in late March/early April with celebrity cast members and distribution already in place.

Check out the film on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2641302/.   Not all short films are posted on IMDB, so a lot of projects that I have worked on are not listed, which is why I am excited that “Wedding Day” has been updated!

Thanks for checking it out!

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Audition at Champion Casting

I am still pinching myself!

I took a Casting Director workshop with Fern Champion last month and she returned to the studio to teach again.  When I saw her, she asked me for a headshot for consideration for the film she is casting.  Fern is an incredible Casting Director!  She has cast huge films such as “Eraser” and “The Mask”.  Actress Cameron Diaz had her big break in “The Mask”, so it was an honor to meet Fern and even have consider me for a role.

 And lucky for me, the next day I was invited to audition for a supporting lead role in a film that Fern is casting called “Sex Tax: Based on a True Story″.  The role I auditioned for was journalist, Nicki Daniels, a young reporter who is the first to jump on the Cottontail Ranch and quickly moves from the local station to reporting for the National News.    

I received the sides the night before and had a 11:30 am audition.  There were 8 pages of sides and the script was also available,  which I read, of course.   At the audition, Fern Champion was in the room, as well as the Director, John Borges.  The audition was also on tape.  There was another friendly face in the room, a AIA member was working as the reader that day.

Overall, I felt really great about my audition!  I really did.  I was a little nervous at first, but I felt like I hit the highs and the lows in the different scenes.  No matter what happens, I felt great about my audition!

I am so thankful to have had this experience!  Special Thanks to Fern Champion for the opportunity to audition for her!!!

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Big Audition News!!

Big news! I met a casting director at workshop last month and I bumped into her again at AIA Studios last night.  She is casting a film and asked for my headshot.  And sure enough, she CALLED ME FOR AN AUDITION FOR FEATURE FILM! And it is a nice supporting lead role! Wow!!! Keep me in your thoughts Wednesday morning!

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Audition for “The Chicago 8”

I am still pinching myself.

I took a Casting Director workshop with Erica Silverman (casting assoc in April Webster’s Office) last week and she called me in for a small role in a film that she is casting called “The Chicago 8”.  The film is based on the Chicago 8 trials in the 1968.  The Chicago 8, as they were called, were all tried in response to the riots at the 1968 Democratic Convention. I was called in for the role of the Court Reporter.  A role with few lines, but lots of screen time.

I researched the Chicago 8 trials before the audition so I would be familiar.  I even found a couple videos on You Tube, which were very helpful. 

I was asked to dress for the era, so I arrived in a peacock blue sheath dress with a scarf in my hair.  I was also wearing blue eyeshadow.  I definitely felt like a little 60’s girl.

I received the sides the day before.  There were 2 lines in the audition sides, which I memorized.  Actor trick of the trade, even if you have the lines memorized, always hold the script.  You may get nervous and lose your place.   So, I brought my sides in and felt prepared.  The audition was on tape for producers, so I did not see Erica again at the audition.

Overall, I felt like I did a good job.  However, I looked at the shoot dates and it looks like the movie start filming the day after I fly back from Europe, so I would miss any wardrobe fittings or table reads of the script.    So, we’ll just see what happens.  I can’t worry about that.

Overall I am so thankful to have had this experience!  Special Thanks to Erica Silverman for the audition!!!

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Incredible News!

Big news! I met a casting director at workshop last week and she CALLED ME FOR AN AUDITION FOR FEATURE FILM! It is a small role, but it is a start, and I am so excited!!!  Keep me in your thoughts Friday morning!

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On set with Entertainment Tonight

Today my friend Jamie invited me to the Entertainment Tonight set.  I have visited her at work before, but this is the first time I was allowed to check out the stage.  Visions of being an ET correspondent dance through my head.

Here are a few pics:

Jennifer at ET 2

 

Jennifer at ET 1

 

Jennifer at ET 3

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Today Marks the One Year Anniversary of My Website!

Wow! I can’t believe I have had my Actor’s website/blog up for an entire year now. 161 posts.  15,000 hits. I am amazed at how much content is in there.  When I started this site, I was just looking for a new way to be proactive as an actress.  But now this website has turned into a wonderful creative outlet.  I really enjoy writing about my journey as an actress.  I hope you have enjoyed reading it.

Here’s to another wonderful year of  “blogging”! 

Sincerely,

Jennifer Keller

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Elements Film Group

This morning I attended a writers meeting for the Elements Film Project.  The concept: to bring together a group of talented people to create an independent film.  The group is founded by writer/director/producer, Patrick Durham.

Today we talked about the major incidents in each of our storylines and started weaving them together.  Patrick was there jotting down our story order on a wipe board.  It is really neat to start to see things falling into place. 

In total, there were 4 people from my group in attendance.  Now that we have an idea of how the storylines are fitting together, we need to start working on our dialogue.

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Elements Film Project

This morning I attended a writers meeting for the Elements Film Project that I am a part of.  The concept: to bring together a group of talented people to create an independent film.  The group is founded by writer/director/producer, Patrick Durham.

Our group has chosen a wedding theme and within that theme, there will be 3 main storylines with many different characters.  Within our group, we have split into 3 smaller groups to coincide with the individual storylines.  At the meeting the three groups talked how our group storylines were shaping up and how we could weave the stories together. 

My group is still in the early stages, so we agreed that we must meet on our own in the next week.   Keep checking back for updates.

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Week 2 of the Rules of Comedy with Nick Anderson

Tonight was Week 2 of the Comedy workshop with Casting Director, Nick Anderson.  The workshop is at AIA Actors Studio in Burbank, CA.  

Nick went over 4 of the 8 comedic devices in comedy. Afterwards, he passed out scenes and asked us to disect the jokes and pick out the the ‘triplet” and the comedic device.  Then we worked on the jokes and talked about why we made each choice. 

This class is fascinating.  Nick talked about how he can tell the difference between a smart actor and an actor who is ‘accidentally funny”.  And as a Casting Director, he wants to work with a smart actor because they are reliable.

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Film Project

A friend of mine has come to me with a wonderful idea for a film project.  His name is Patrick Durham and he is a producer with quite a few films under his belt.  The idea is to bring a group of talented people together to create an independent film.  Each person in the group will wear a number of hats in addition to acting in the film, IE. writing, producing, working as a Director of Photography or Assistant Director, etc.  Together we will piece together a script and take it from script to screen.  Tonight was the first production meeting.  There were about 40 people who attended.  We tossed around ideas and will meet again next week.

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Auditions, Auditions, Auditions!

Wow, this week has been wonderful!  I have been auditioning for projects left and right.  What a blessing!

First, KSR Models sent me out on a Print Audition for Mucinex.  The audition was at Armstrong Casting and this is the second time Casting Director Yvonne Armstrong has invited me to a print audition.  The wardrobe was casual.  I arrived at the audition and scanned the room, 8 brunettes and I was the only blonde.  As I waited, a couple more women arrived, one more blonde and the rest brunettes.  Blonde is really out for commercial work this year, but I can’t let that worry me.  I just have a do the best I can do and let it go after that.

Next stop was CAZT Casting Facility.  Lucky for me, CAZT  was only a 15 minute drive from Armstrong Casting (It doesn’t always work out this way, usually I have auditions on opposite ends of the city!).  This was my first time auditioning at CAZT and there were 4 different projects casting at this facility.  The project I was called in for was called “Pigeon Kicker”, produced by Jim Marnell.  I was called in for the role of Ms. Sullivan, a psychiatrist, and was asked to wear glasses for the audition.  Everyone was really friendly, and I felt good about my audition for “Pigeon Kicker”.

As I was getting ready to leave, I noticed an AFI project that I had submitted for was also auditioning at the CAZT facility.  The project is called “Little Black Dress” and is about a cynic at a wedding who ends up meeting her match.  I had been really interested in this project when I saw it on Actors Access and was instantly disappointed that I had not been called in to read for the role of Katy.  So, I took a risk and stuck around for the audition anyways.  Sides were available for the project, so I looked them over and waited for my name to be called. When it was my turn, I was honest with the director and producer, I told them I was at CAZT for another project, but was very interested in their project as well and then I asked if I could read for them.  I knew it was a bit of a risk, and they could have said no, but they were really cool and told me I could audition.

I’m glad I stuck around and auditioned for “Little Black Dress”.  Not only did I feel good about my read, but as I was leaving I bumped into a girl that I had worked in a Theme Park Entertainment Show with when I was in college!  I haven’t talked to her in years and I didn’t even know that she was in LA.  I look forward to catching up with her.

Overall, what a great day!

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Film Audition

I was invited to audition for a short film called “Plattitudes”.  Plattitudes is a film that is intended for Internet distribution and is being filmed under a SAG New Media Contract. The audition was held in at the Appian Way office in West Hollywood where I met the Director, John Killoran and the producers, Jennifer and Mike.  The audition sides were not available before the audition, which meant that this would be a cold-read audition, so I arrived 20 minutes early so I could go over the sides a few times before my audition.  I read for “The Girl”, who is the romantic love interst of the male lead. 

Overall I felt really good about my audition and the director really seemed to like my work.  They asked me if I was available for the shoot at the end of the month (of course I am), which is a good sign.

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Callback for “The Kitchen Table”

Wow, I had a great callback for “The Kitchen Table”! 

I arrived for my 2:25 audition pumped and ready to go.  There was a bit of a wait, but I chatted with a couple of really cool girls in the lobby.  When it was our turn, the Casting Director, Lydia Nicole, invited me and 3 other girls into the audition room.  The Director, Allen Sowelle, gave us the topic of “Doing More with Less” and assigned each of us a role in the show.  Myself and another girl were asked to serve as the “Studio Personalities”, one girl was asked to serve as a “Street Interviewer” and the last girl was asked to serve as a “Comic Relief/Slacker Type”.  

I really felt like I auditioned with a great group of girls.  We worked well together and came up with some great ideas.  I’m hoping that the director felt the same way.  I think working on “The Kitchen Table” would be an awesome experience!

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The Auditions Are Flying In This Week!

This is starting out to be a great week!  On Monday I auditioned for “The Kitchen Table” and by the end of the day I had been invited to audition for 2 additional project AND have a call back for “The Kitchen Table”.  How exciting is that?  The two projects I have been invited to audition for are called “Plattitudes” and “Pigeon Kicker”.  Both are independent films.

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Audition For A New Web Series

Today I auditioned to be a host on a new web-base talk show called “The Kitchen Table”.  “The Kitchen Table” is being cast my Lydia Nicole, executive produced by writer, producer, director Robert Townsend and produced by Messiah Jacobs, who I happened to have met last month.  The show is looking for big personalities who are knowledgeable of current events and have great improv skills.  For the audition I “played off of” 2 other actors.  We were given a situation by the director, Allen Sowelle, and asked to take a specific view on the situation.  After that, it was up to us. 

I had a blast!  I’m glad I have been working on my improv skills for the past couple months, because I didn’t miss a beat.  Overall, I walked away feeling really great about my audition.

Special thanks to Messiah Jacobs for the invite to the audition!

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Audition for “Babes and Brides”

On Saturday I auditioned for a production of “Babes and Brides” by Eric Berlin.  “Babes and Brides” is a collection of One-Acts including  “The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes” and “Midnight Moonlight Wedding Chapel”.   The show will run for 6 weeks at the North Hollywood Actors Studio July 24 – August 29, 2009.

I felt really great about my audition!  I read for 3 roles in “The Line That Picked Up 1000 Babes” and even got a couple laughs, which is a good sign.  I’ll keep my fingers crossed for this one!

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Callback for Proof

Good news, I received a callback for the role of Claire in “Proof” at The Sierra Madre Playhouse!  Bad news, due a scheduling conflict, I will not be cast in this production.  Feeling a little heartbroken, but lucky to have been invited to the callback.

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Audition at The Actors Forum Theater

As I mentioned in a previous post, I am looking to work on a play this summer.  And today I was invited to audition at The Actors Forum Theater in North Hollywood, CA.  I arrived for my audition and met the company director.  I used a monologue for this audition.  The Actors Forum Theater is looking for it’s next big project, and I am hoping they will keep me in mind!

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The ANITA RENFROE Presentation Live Taping

On Friday night I went to a live taping of The ANITA RENFROE pilot at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, CA.  Anita Renfroe has a musical comedy show and has been touring across the country.  My mom is a fan and introduced me to Anita’s show,  “Purse-onality” which has a funny take on the highs and lows of being a woman, as well as everything mom!

The pilot was based on her comedy show “Total Momsense” .  Along with Anita, the pilot starred Ryan Stiles (“The Drew Carey Show”) and Dixie Carter (“Designing Women”).  The show is being billed as “a new family sitcom centered around the thought that family comes first, by any means necessary”.  Ryan plays a pastor taking over his father’s perish and Anita plays his wife.  With a nosy mother-in-law (Dixie Carter) and 3 kids with big personalities, comedy ensues!

What a treat it was to watch seasoned actors at work.  I have always loved Dixie Carter, I used to watch re-runs of Designing Women over and over again, it was neat to watch her work live.   It was also fun to watch a 1/2 hour comedy unfold in front of me.  As an “up-and-coming actress”, I dream of the day when I can work on a TV set such as this one. I wish Anita and everyone in the cast the best of luck and I hope to see the show in the line up next fall!

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Two Auditions on Friday!

On Friday I auditioned for 2 different plays that will be running at the The Hollywood Fight Club Theater on Sunset Blvd.  The first audition was for the role of Lt. Joanne Galloway in “A Few Good Men”.  The second audition was for the role of Elvira in an original production called ”Wiseguys”.  “Wiseguys” is a tribute to the mob movies that everyone loves.  The scene I auditioned for was from Casino.

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The Life on an Actress

Auditions have really slowed down in the past 2 weeks.  So goes “The Business”.  I popped in to see my agents at Commercials Unlimited the other day, and they are hoping that things will pick up again soon.  On a side note, I just want to say I really like my agents at CU!  They are so sweet and very supportive.  I am a lucky girl!

During this “downtime” I have been looking for new opportunities for acting, specifically in theater.  I would love to work on a play this summer, so I contacted several local theaters to see if anyone is holding auditions.  My hard work has seemed to pay off!  I have an audition for 2 plays at The Hollywood Fight Club: “A Few Good Men” and an original production called “Wiseguys” .  I also have an audition for David Auburn’s “Proof” at The Sierra Madre Playhouse on Monday.  I am so excited to 3 play auditions within a couple of days.  I will keep you posted!

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Interesting Article about Pilot Season

Economy pinches TV Pilots

http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118000479.html?categoryid=3284&cs=1&query=pilots+casting+2009

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Print Audition for Jennifer

Today Jenny at KSR Models sent me on a commercial print audition at Broad-Cast  The print campaign was for Proctor & Gamble Direct Market Materials and P&G sponsored websites.  The breakdown called for a woman who was “attractive, but absolutely naturally. In great shape. Fresh. Switched on with great energy.”

I arrived at Broad-Cast wearing a green shirt and white pants.  When it was my turn,  Hunter, one of the casting associates, called me into the room for photos.   He took  a variety of photos, close up, full length and 3/4 quarter.

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Improv Class at Monkey Butler

Thursday night I attended my weekly Improv class at Monkey Butler.  I was pleasantly surprised when my teacher, Sean Hancock, invited me to perform in the student showcase at Monkey Fest, the monthly Improv Show.  As flattered as I was by the invitation, I decided to hold off until I have a little more Improv training under my belt.  Sean said he would follow up with me for next month’s show.  Very exciting!

Once everyone arrived for class, we got right to work.  The Improv exercises we worked on were “Zip, Zap, Zop”, ”GO!”  (Improv scenes)  and “Beastie Rap”.   I really enjoyed “GO!”.  In addition to the 2 people who started the scenes, anyone in class could “jump” in fill in a character as needed.  I really enjoyed that.  It was fun to bring a little color to the scenes as needed!

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Callback for K-Mart Commercial

Today I was called back to Broad-Cast for the K-Mart Commercial.  I felt really great about my audition!  The director even said that I “nailed it”.  A lot of things go into a casting.  It depends on what the client is looking for and what their target market it.  Still, I am keeping my fingers crossed for this one! 

Special thanks to Dan Cowan for calling me in for the audition!

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Two Auditions on Tuesday!

Tuesday was an exciting day!  I had 2 auditions, one commercial audition and one film audition!

First stop was Broad-Cast, Dan Cowan’s casting agency, where I auditioned for a K-Mart Commercial.  The spot called for a fashionable woman so I wore a watermelon pink dress.  Sometimes the toughest job is deciding on wardrobe for a commercial audition based on what info my agent gives over the phone.  The commercial audition went great, a lot of fun!

Second stop was USC for a MFA Graduate Film called  “Beauty, Brains, & Personality”.  I read for the role of Lynette.   “Beauty, Brains, & Personality” is adapted from a Emmett Loverde play featuring 3 strong women characters.

Overall I was very happy with both auditions.   Keep your fingers crossed for me!

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Agent Workshop

On Monday night I attended an Agent Workshop at The Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, CA.  I met with Milton Perea, a Theatrical Agent at Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier Talent Agency.  For this workshop I was given 5 minutes to meet Milton.  I used a scene from a sitcom for my audition and after the scene I had a chance to sit down with Milton to talk about my goals in this Industry.   I felt really good about my audition and I hope that Amsel, Eisenstadt & Frazier is interested!

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Two Commercial Auditions on Thursday!

Thursday was a great day!  My wonderful agents at Commercials Unlimited scheduled me for two commercial auditions! 

First stop was Lisa Pantone Casting at The Casting Lounge.  The audition was for a Pillsbury spot.  This was my first time auditioning for Lisa and I felt really great about my audition.  Not only that, I met Lisa in the audition room and she was fantastic!  Often at commercial auditions a casting assistant runs the audition and the casting director watches the live feed in another room.  Lisa was very hands on and was very sweet to me.  I am glad to have met her and I hope to audition for her again soon.

Second stop was Maryclaire Sweeters Casting.  The audition was for a large Walmart Campaign.  I have auditioned for Maryclaire Sweeters once before, but I think it was about a year ago.  It was great to be called into her office again.  

Overall I was very happy with both auditions.  Thursday was a great day!

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Print Audition for Jennifer!

Today KSR Models sent me on an audition for Johnsonville Foods.  The Audition was held at Armstrong Casting. 

When my name was called, I met the photographer and he took a couple test shots.  Let’s hope they like what they see!

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New Zed Card

Jenny at KSR put together a new Zed Card for me.  The printer sent me a copy, and it looks great!  Here it is:

JENNIFER KELLER ZED CARD

For a large view, check out “Model Shots” at the top of the page.

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Commercial Audition for Jennifer

Today I had a commercial audition for Chevrolet cars and trucks for Dan Cowan at Broad-Cast, formerly Lien/Cowan Casting.   This is a large campaign with three different spots.  The commercial seemed to be calling for slightly “quirky” characters, so I went for a more “off beat” read.  I felt really good about my audition, so we’ll see what happens. 

Special thanks to my agents at Commercials Unlimited for all the exciting auditions I have had in the past two weeks!

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Jennifer at The LACasting Mixer

On Tuesday night I went to the the LACasting Monthly Mixer at Sunset Trocadero in West Hollywood. I had seen the monthly mixer advertised several times on LACasting , but this was the first time I actually checked it out.  I invited Jen Jarrett, my friend and fellow actor, to join me and we had a great time networking with other talent and industry professionals.

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Jennifer Keller and Jen Jarrett at Sunset Trocadero

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American Express Commercial

Exciting news!  My American Express Commercial has been renewed for another 13 weeks!  The commercial highlights the rewards that cardholders can earn by using their card.  In my section of the commercial I have “whisked” my commercial husband off to Italy with our airline miles.

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Commercial Audition at McBride Casting

Lucky me!  I had 2 commercial auditions this week.  Today I auditioned for Brigid McBride Casting at 2701 Ocean Park Blvd in Santa Monica.  The audition was for Juicy Juice.  This is the first time I have auditioned for McBride Casting and I felt really good about my audition.

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Jennifer’s New Shots!

 

Jennifer Keller Model Shot 5 

I just uploaded my favorite Headshots and Zed Shots from my recent photo shoot with David Muller.  To check out my new photos, click on “Headshots & Resume” as well as “Model Shots” at the top of the page.  Comments welcome! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

~ Jennifer

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“The Secret Life of Bees” Screening and Discussion

On Sunday night I attended a screening and panel discussion of  “The Secret Life of Bees”.  The guest panelists were Actress Dakota Fanning, Director Gina Prince-Bythewood, and Professor Dr. Barbara Rico.

“The Secret Life of Bees” is a story of love, loss and the search to find acceptance.  The film takes place in 1964 and introduces us to 14 year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning).  Lily is haunted by the memory of her mother.  In an effort to learn about her mother past and to get away from her abusive father, Lily and her nanny Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), escape to a small town that just may hold the secret to her mother’s past.  There they meet the Boatwright sisters, and as Lily learns about the family’s trade of bee keeping, she works up the courage to ask about their connection to her mother.

This was my first time watching the film, and I was mesmerized.  The performances of the predominately women cast were amazing.  After the film, the panelists participated in a Question and Answer session moderated by Kim Dorr, Owner of Defining Artists Talent Agency.  It was so interesting to hear about the film and the work that went into taking it from book to screen.  Dakota Fanning was very well spoken as she talked about creating the character of Lily. 

Overall, it was an excellent evening and I highly recommend the film.

Dakota Fanning, Gina Prince-Bythewood, & Dr. Barbara Rico (I had to keep my flash off)

The panelists: Dakota Fanning, Gina Prince-Bythewood, & Dr. Barbara Rico

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Print Audition For Jennifer

KSR Models sent me on my first commercial print audition on Friday!  The audition was held at Siren Studio and the product was Blur Photography.  The spot will also include animals, so when I arrived the studio was not only filled with beautiful models, but also adorable dogs and cats.   There was a long wait, but it was totally worth it!

When my number was called, I met the photographers and they took a couple test shots.  Let’s hope they like what they see!

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New Empires Photo

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Jennifer Keller (Cora) and Brandon Stacy (Connor) in between takes in "Empires"

This is a great new photo from “Empires”, the Pilot Presentation I filmed before the holidays.  For more photos and information on “Empires”, look under the “Categories” link on the right and click on “Empires”.

 

Special Thanks to my co-star, Brandon Stacy www.myspace.com/stacitto  for the photo.

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Send a Jennifer Keller E-card Today!

How fun is this!!  Go to www.tidycats.com today to send your very own, personalized Jennifer Keller e-card! 

Purina® TIDY CATS® brand Cat Litter and Kitty Litter

My home smells like…
peaches & cream
 
Hey there!

What does your home smell like?

~ Jennifer

 

 

Keep Home Smelling Like Home.™

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Greetings!

Hello! Curious about the life of an actress in Los Angeles?  You’ve come to the right place! Scroll down for audition and booking news or click on the pages above to view my reel, headshots and resume.  And don’t forget to check back for updates!

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A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year too!  I have a good feeling about 2009, I think that this is going to be an exciting year!  I am always looking for new projects, so leave me a line if you are interested in working together this year!

~ Jennifer

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“INDUSTRY: The Series” Shoot

 

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Jennifer Keller behind the scenes with Micheal Placencia in "INDUSTRY: The Series"

On Saturday I filmed several scenes for the webisode, “Industry: The Series” .  I play Agent Sarah Johnson, a FBI Agent who has been sent to investigate a series of murders of actresses in the LA area.  At the scene of the crime I meet Detective Lopez, played by Michael Placencia.
On set with Jennifer Keller as Agent Sarah Johnson

Jennifer Keller as Agent Sarah Johnson, examining the body

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Tidy Cat Commercial

Tuesday afternoon I shot the Tidy Cat commercial.  What a neat experience!  I arrived early to fill out my paperwork, and then went into hair and make up.  When I reached wardrobe, they gave me a new cardigan to wear for the shoot.  I liked the color, it really brought out my eyes.

On set I worked with two cats, including a beautiful Calico named Shelly (nickname “Diva”) who sat in my lap.  Everyone was so nice and I think the commercial spot is going to turn out great!

Here is a photo of me on location, looking very much like a “Midwestern Girl”:

Tidy Cat commercial

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Meet and Greet for “Empires” Cast and Crew

Tonight was the Cast and Crew Meet and Greet.  We met at one of our shoot locations, a beautiful home in Beverly Hills.   I met our awesome writer, Sargon Yoseph and had a chance to learn more about the script from his perspective.  It was also nice to meet the rest of the cast and crew, I look forward to working with everyone! 

 

Jennifer Keller with Phil, Sean, Sean and Wes

Jennifer Keller with Phil, Sean, Sean and Wes

 

Keep Checking back for updates, I start filming on Monday!

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New Role for Jennifer!!

Exciting News!  I booked a role in a pilot presentation!  I have been cast as Cora Devereaux-Warfield in “Empires”, written by Sargon Yoseph.  I have a table read in a couple days where I will meet the rest of the cast and pick up my shooting schedule!  Check back for updates!

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For Your Consideration…

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 Recently I spotted a casting notice for “Daily Fashion Magazine” on Model Mayhem and submitted myself for consideration.  Today I received an e-mail asking for a photo, so here it is. 

To everyone at Daily Fashion Magazine, I would love to work with you.  Please view more photos under “Model Shots” at the top of this page or online at www.modelmayhem.com/jenniferkeller

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