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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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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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The “One Week” Indie Go Go Campaign

We reached our minimum goal!  We are grateful to our supporters. Thank you for believing in us and in this project!

We are still trying to raise $500 for post-production costs, which include editing, reproduction, distribution, marketing and fees for submitting to film festivals .

If you haven’t already, please consider helping us with this film. You will forever be attached to a piece of movie magic.

And to those who have already helped us, thank you again!

To learn more, visit http://www.indiegogo.com/oneweek

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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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“Wedding Day” Film Premiere

The “Wedding Day” Film Premiere and Red Carpet Event was Monday night!  It was such an exciting night.  “Wedding Day” is an Independent Feature Film that I worked on in 2010 and 2011. I have worked on a number of short films in the past few years, but this is my first leading role in a full length feature film.  This was a big night for me.

I bought a new dress from White House/Black Market for the event.  I spend an hour getting ready, making sure my hair and make up looked just right. And finally, I was ready to drive into Hollywood for the Premiere.

When I arrived I was escorted to the red carpet and was photographed by about 10 different photographers.  Next I was interviewed about the film.  Afterwards I was able to catch up with the cast  and directors of “Wedding Day” in the lobby, many of which I haven’t seen since we first started filming in 2010.  To learn more about the cast, visit http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1562918/.

After all the actors walked the red carpet and were interviewed, we were escorted into the screening room to watch the film  It looked great!  There will be a limited theatrical release soon. Keep checking back for details.

Check out a few  personal photos from the event:

Jennifer Keller and Brandon Molale at the Premiere of “Wedding Day”. Jennifer plays “Brooke” who is engaged to marry “Cody”, played by Brandon.

Jennifer with director, Dale Fabrigar

Jennifer with Director/Producer, Andre Gordon, and Producer Stephanie Drapeau

For more photos, visit: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennifer-Keller/112446636168

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New Headshots for Jennifer

Last week I shot new photos with David Muller and I couldn’t be happier with the results.  With David’s eye for photography and amazing lighting combined with the awesome work of the make up artist, Kate Hollinshead,  I was able to achieve a variety of looks.

Here are a couple of my favorite shots. To view more of my new headshots, click on the “Headshots” Link at the top of the page.

Thanks!

Jennifer

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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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Last Day of Filming “Wedding Day”

On Sunday we finished shooting “Wedding Day”, an indie feature film.  “Wedding Day” is a multi-character and storyline feature in the vein of “Valentine’s Day” that centers around 2 couples getting married and the catering company hired for both weddings.

I play Brooke Mason, a bride-to-be from an affluent family.   We shot the scene between Brooke and her Therapist (Tom Tangen).

Here are a couple of photos from the shoot:

Actress Jennifer Keller (Brooke) and Tom Tangen (Therapist) in between takes

Jennifer Keller with director Andre Gordon and fellow producers Natalie Howe and Stephanie Drapeau

Part of the cast and the entire crew of "Wedding Day" on the last day of filming

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Audition at Sanford Casting

I am very excited!  Today I had an audition for Michael Sanford Casting. I first met Michael about almost 2 years ago at a workshop and then saw him again last fall at AIA Studios.   And today he invited me to audition for the first time!

Today’s audition was for an HBO promo for True Blood.  The attire: Conservative Midwest Woman. They said they were not looking for “model types”, so I wore light make up and pulled my hair back.  I also wore my glasses to the audition.

I arrived at the casting office a couple minutes early wearing a conservative cardigan and skirt with pearl earrings and flats.  I read the character description and the information for the scene.  When it was my turn, I was paired with a guy who was to play my husband. The Casting Associate walked us through what they were looking for.  He told me to “lose the glasses”, which I did.

During the audition, Michael walked in the room, it was nice to be able to say hello.

It was so nice to audition at Sanford Casting.  Special thanks to Michael Sanford for the opportunity!!

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Commercial Audition at Ross Lacy Casting

I had a commercial audition at Ross Lacy Casting today!  Today’s product was a hair product called Schwarzkopf.  The audition was calling for blondes, which is great for me.  The attire: sexy city chic.

I arrived at 200 S. La Brea wearing a pencil skirt and a royal purple cardigan with a skinny belt around my waist.  Since it was a hair product commercial, I wanted to make sure my hair looked great.  I curled it up and it looked pretty.  I was paired with another girl for the audition who was a different ethnicity.  Michael, the casting associate, gave the instructions for the audition once we were in the room.  I was assigned 2 lines, as was the other girl I auditioned with. There was also a lot of “business” at the beginning of the scene before we gave our lines.

I have to say, I felt really great about this audition.  This was a great character for me and I really went for it.  Now all I can do is let it go.  You’ve got to let auditions “roll of your back like water” in this industry.  It is my job to audition, and audition well and I felt I did that today.  After that, it is up to what the client is looking for.

Special thanks to my awesome agents at CU for believing in me and for sending me out on great auditions and also thanks to Ross Lacy Casting for calling me in!!

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Commercial Audition for Jennifer

Today I had a commercial audition for Laray Mayfield Casting.  Today’s spot was for a big International Commercial Campaign for Dior.   I auditioned for a similar spot last month, but this wasn’t a callback.

I recognized the Casting Associate, Ian, right away when I walked in the room.  He gave the instructions for the audition.  They were similar to the first audition, but more specific, which led me to believe that hadn’t found what they were looking for the first round.

Thanks to Laray Mayfield for the audition!

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Co-Star Audition for Jennifer

Today I had at TV co-star audition!  I was called in for the role of  a victim in a new episode of “Criminal Minds”.  Last fall I met Erica Silverman, the Casting  Associate for “Criminal Minds” at April Webster Casting, at a workshop at AIA Studios.  This is the second time she has called me in for an audition!

I prepared the sides and arrived at the casting office 15 minutes before my audition.  There were a number of young women my age who were called in for the role.  I walked by a couple of girls leaving as I walked onto the studio lot and a couple of girls arrived after me.

Erica walked into the waiting room to check off the next name on the list.  She recognized me and even gave me a hug.  I have to say Erica is such a sweet, bubbly person.  She makes everyone feel at ease.

This audition was for producers, meaning in addition to the casting director being in the room, two producers for the show were also there for the audition, as well as the writer of the episode.  Everyone was friendly when I walked in.

The audition was quick.  One take and it was over.  No notes or redirects.  I thanked everyone for inviting me in and left the lot.

What a thrill.  Thank you Erica Silverman so much for the opportunity to audition for you.  It was such a treat!

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“Wedding Day” Film Rehearsal

Today I had a rehearsal for “Wedding Day”, an indie film I am working on.  “Wedding Day” is a SAG feature with celebrity cast members and distribution already in place.

I play Brooke Mason, one of two brides who is getting married in the film.  This morning we worked on two scenes in the script.  First we worked on a scene between my character, Brooke, and the Mason family which takes place before the wedding ceremony.  Next we rehearsed a scene between Brooke and her wedding planner, Beverly Blessing (played by Natalie Howe).

I am really excited to start filming over the summer!  Check out my IMDB page for more info on the film: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2641302/ and enjoy a photo from the rehearsal.

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Film Audition for Jennifer

Today I had an audition for an indie feature film called “Skeletons in the Closet”.   The film is projected to shoot in September.  I auditioned for Alexandra who is described as “beautiful, slender and in shape, young mother of two children. She is a Psychic for the NYPD who helps on serial murder cases.”

I arrived for auditions at the Space Station Casting Studios in Hollywood for my 5PM time slot.  I received the sides prior to the audition, had made my character choices, and was ready for the audition.  When it was my turn to audition I met with the writer/director/producer Chloe Finch and producer Penny Mackie.

Overall the audition went well.  Thanks to Chloe Finch for calling me in to audition

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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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Jennifer Keller on the Red Carpet

On Thursday night I attended “Projections: A Short Film Festival”  put together by fellow Ball State Alum, James E. Roberts.  The screening showcased a film he co-wrote and produced called “Long Awaited”, along with two other short films. The event took place at the Marriott Marina Del Rey and was hosted by Ball State Alumni Doug Jones (Legion, Pan’s Labyrinth, Hellboy 1&2).

Jennifer Keller on the red carpet at "Projections: A Short Film Festival" hosted by Doug Jones

Jennifer Keller on the Red Carpet with celebrities Doug Jones & Camden Toy

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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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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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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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Two Auditions on Wednesday!

With the summer around the corner, things have really slowed down. However, today I had not one, but two auditions!

The first audition was for a SAG Low-Budget Feature Film called “The Disconnect”. I was called in for the role of Karen Nilson, a wife and mother who will “do anything to protect her child”. The role actually called for a woman in her 30s to early 40s. I’m in my 20s, so I decided to give it my best shot. I arrived at CAZT casting facility in Hollywood and there were two women scheduled in front of me, but neither were ready for their audition. So, I went in and gave a strong audition. I walked out feeling really great. It’s too bad that I’m a little young for this role!

The second audition was for a national commercial. My agent, Richie Reiner, sent me to Ocean Park Casting in Santa Monica, CA to audition for a Qwest Commercial.  The attire: “Orange County Housewife”.   This commercial spot is a funny one and it moved pretty fast.  I felt pretty good about my audition.

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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 “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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Short Film

One of my classmates at Monkey Butler is working on a short film called “Waiting to Stand-Up” and asked if anyone in class would be interested in serving as audience members during a stand-up routine in the film for IMDB credit.  I always like to help a friend, so today I went to the HaHa Comedy Club in North Hollywood, CA for a short afternoon shoot.   The film is about a stand up comic getting a big chance to audition at a top comedy club.

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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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Commercial Audition for Jennifer

Today I auditioned for a Hewlett Packard Computer commercial at Maryclaire Sweeters Casting.  The commercial called for a stewardess, so I arrived wearing a cute blouse and pencil skirt with my hair pulled back. The audition went well!  Though the best part was that I actually met Maryclaire in the waiting room and had a chance to thank her for inviting me to audition.  What a treat.

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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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Print Audition for Jennifer

Today Jenny at KSR Models sent me on a commercial print audition the Don Miller Studio in Downtown LA.  The print campaign was for Corvel.  The attire: business professional.

I arrived at the studio wearing my business suit and was greeted by photographer, Don, and his assistant Tina.  Don was very nice.  He took a bunch of photos, some with my hair up and some with it down.  At the end of the session he told me I had a nice look at am an excellent candidate for this shoot.  Let’s hope the client feels the same way!

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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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Agent Workshop

On Monday night I attended an Agent Workshop at The Stella Adler Theater in Hollywood, CA.  I met with Harold Auguenstein, a Theatrical Agent at Abrams Artists.  For this workshop I was given 5 minutes to meet Harold and to do my scene.  I felt really good about my audition and I hope that Abrams Artist is looking for my type!

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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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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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New Headshots/Zed Shots for Jennifer Keller!

Jennifer Keller poses for David Muller in "athleticware"

Jennifer Keller poses for David Muller in "athletic attire"

On Tuesday I had new shots taken by David Muller.  KSR Models asked for a number of looks for a Zed Card, including an Athletic, Young Mom, Business and Beauty look.  I also had a couple headshots taken, specifically a dramatic shot and a “girl next door” shot.

I had a lot of fun at the shoot.  David is a great photographer.  I have admired his work for several months, and am glad I was finally able to schedule a session with him.  And the make-up artist, Katie, was such a doll.  Coincidentally enough, she had been one of the make-up artists at the Tidy Cat Commercial shoot!  I recognized her right away.  Katie and I chatted about weddings and her family in England which worked on my hair and make-up.  

I should receive my photos by the end of the week!  I can’t wait!

Make-up Artist Katie and Photographer David

Jennifer Keller at the whole team: Make-up Artist Katie and Photographer David

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American Express Commercial

Good news, my American Express Commercial has been renewed for another 13 weeks!

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Tidy Cat Print

Randi Rubenstein, my agent at Commercials Unlimited, called me today to let me know that I have also been cast for a Tidy Cat Print Ad that shoots on Friday!!  How exciting!

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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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Commercial Wardrobe Fitting AND First Day of Filming Empires

Today was a busy day!  First thing this morning I had a wardrobe fitting for the Tidy Cat National Commercial.  This is a large campaign and I am one of 10 actors for this spot.  I play “The Midwestern Girl”.  I met the cats I will be working with, and they are very sweet.  I am a cat person, I have a sweet kitty cat at home.

Right after the wardrobe fitting, I drove to Beverly Hills to film the first scene of the pilot presentation, “Empires”.  In this scene, Cora is devastated by a death in the family, but will always scheming, she realizes she must take care of herself and her interests.

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National Commercial for Jennifer!

Super exciting news!  My agent just called to tell me I BOOKED A NATIONAL COMMERCIAL FOR TIDY CAT LITTER!  I am so excited!  I have a wardrobe fitting on Monday and I will find out my shoot schedule tomorrow.

This is my second national commercial.  Special Thanks my agent Randi at CU, to Dan Cowan at Lien/Cowan Casting for inviting me to audition, and to everyone involved in the Tidy Cat Litter Campaign for choosing me!

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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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Callback for Tidy Cat Commercial!

Today I was called back to Lien Cowan Casting for Tidy Cat.  I felt great about my audition!  There was a variety of ages and types at the callback.  The neat thing was they had kittens for us to play with during the audition.  I auditioned for the client holding the cutest silver kitten named Sky.   It was a lot of fun!

Thanks again to Dan Cowan for calling me in!

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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…

Jennifer Keller Model Shot 9

 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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Pilot Audition on Saturday!!

I had an awesome opportunity to audition for a hot new pilot last night!  The pilot, “Empires”, is about the greed and corruption that surround two wealthy families who are tied together by a $120 billion dollar technology corporation they co-own.  

I auditioned for the roles of sisters, Cora and Leylie Devereaux, and either role would be a treat work on!  I also read for the role of Bianca, an attorney.  The sides that I read were top notch!  I felt really great about this audition, and I am hoping for a callback.

Special thanks to my “INDUSTRY: The Series” Co-Star, Michael Placencia (http://www.myspace.com/mike95336) for the heads up on the audition!!

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