Hallie Todd: American Mom

Grab your daughters, granddaughters, nieces and little sisters!

Last summer I traveled to beautiful Cape Town, South Africa to work on “American Girl – Lea to the Rescue”!

The film is a really cute action-adventure for 2016 Girl-of-the-Year, Lea Clark.  It’s a great movie for the whole family with a wonderful message of girl-empowerment, and I play the mom (shocker!) I got to work with a brilliant director (Nadia Tass), a wonderful cast (including Maggie Elizabeth Jones, Laysla de Oliviera, and Connor Dowds), and incredible production crew headed by Debra Martin Chase ("The Princess Diaries", "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants") and Philip Whaley. It felt like old home-week for me because also behind the scenes was casting director, Robin Lippin, who cast me in Lizzie McGuire (!!!), and a long-lost-but-not-forgotten childhood pal, Julie Ann Sipos was the executive producer! I saw a part of the world that I never thought I’d ever see and it was an unforgettable experience. 

Universal, Mattel and the American Girl brand have been keeping very quiet about the project but I’m now finally allowed to share.

Lea Clark is courageous, fierce and selfless. She is a brilliant problem-solver and a loyal friend. I’m thrilled to join the American Girl family and be a part of Lea’s story.

For more info on the movie, check out the press release and watch the trailer. Stay tuned for updates!



The Mooring released

Our suspense thriller feature film The Mooring has been released!

The Mooring is available on DVD, digital download, streaming and Video-on-Demand on sites like Amazon.com, Walmart, iTunes, Netflix, Redbox and more. For a list of retailers, please visit The Mooring website.

The Mooring stars Hallie Todd, Thomas Wilson Brown and ten actors cast from the workshops and classes at Hallie Todd Studios.

Please like the film on Facebook!


More stores will be added as information becomes available. 

Please note: If you are from outside Canada or the USA, the DVD will only be available in Region 1 format on February 19th. If you have a region free DVD player, customers from the UK, Australia, etc can order the DVD from American retailers. 

THE MOORING Coming to DVD February 19

In House Media, Inc.'s feature film THE MOORING, which stars eleven Hallie Todd Studios students, ten in lead roles, will be available in North America on DVD, Digital Download and Video on Demand on February 19, 2013.

Visit The Mooring news blog for more information on ordering from other retailers.

You can like the film on Facebook as well to stay up-to-date with all of our latest announcements.

Congratulations to our students who starred in the film, all of whom attended either our Spokane or Los Angeles classes:

Karli Blalock
Anna Goodwin
Larissa Hayden
Lilli Hendrickson
Erin McIntosh
Olivia Meyer
Hailee Naccarato
Jessica Pepeli
Katie Simpson
Brooklyn Tate
Clark Perry

Stay tuned for information about our 2013 classes!

THE MOORING picked up for distribution

Hallie Todd Studios is very happy to share that In House Media Film Partners' film THE MOORING has been picked up for all North American rights by Grindstone Entertainment. The film will be released by Lionsgate Home Entertainment.

THE MOORING is directed by veteran actor Glenn Withrow (“The Outsiders”) and stars Hallie Todd (Disney's “Lizzie McGuire”) and is produced by Ivy Withrow and Penelope L. Foster for In House Media Film Partners. The film was written by Glenn Withrow, Hallie Todd and Ivy Withrow.

In House Media Film Partners is now in pre-production with their next film, tentatively titled “Breaking the Rules,” a sports drama which is scheduled to begin shooting in Washington state in January 2013. The film will be directed by Glenn Withrow.

Casting information will be forthcoming.

Hollywood Reporter

Click above to read the article in the Hollywood Reporter about the film's acquisition.

Hallie Todd Studios and In House Media - Feature Film Announcement

LOS ANGELES, Calif., May, 18, 2009 – Hallie Todd Studios, in conjunction with In House Media Film Partners, has announced the launch of the acting conservatory's first full-length feature film, an ensemble piece, starring actress Hallie Todd and ten of her acting students from Washington, Idaho, Texas and California.

The film will be directed by Todd’s husband and partner, actor/writer/producer Glenn Withrow.

Todd, best known for her role as Jo McGuire in Disney’s "Lizzie McGuire" franchise, returns to acting after a hiatus during which she and her husband focused on their production company, In House Media, and film acting conservatory, Hallie Todd Studios, which has been recognized by ABC Primetime, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times Sunday Magazine as “one of the best.”

Todd and Withrow, along with the couple's daughter, Ivy Withrow, 15, wrote the screenplay exclusively for the conservatory students.