Get on the AFI casting file! Deadline January 16!

Thank you to my student, Zach Luna, for passing on this information:

"Hey Hallie, 

I remember there were some discussions last year about how to get on the AFI casting file for their projects, in which first year fellows are required to use LA conservatory members for their film projects. I got this in my actorly emails, so thought I'd share it just in case (if you have students/friends that want to join).

The registration link is below; the conservatory is open enrollment to youths 17 and under and to to any paid up SAG-AFTRA members age 18 or older. The deadline for registration is ***TOMORROW, JANUARY 16, 2014. *** 
The registration fee is $25 for youths, $35 for adult SAG-AFTRA members. AFI casting begins in late August, and two headshots+stapled resume are needed to be sent out before then. 

Oh, and SAG-AFTRA members have to click the 'Click here to enroll' button after the first paragraph and ID number in order to be able to fill in the rest of the form. Couldn't figure that out at first.

MAIL TO: SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory / 2021 N. Western Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90027


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, 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.