NEWS

SAG/AFTRA

At the end of the day, it’s all about THE WORK! I’ll update this page as a I go along.  If  you have any questions, please, just ask!  carmen@carmensuarez.com

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Walgreen’s Commercial and Callback (June 2014). I’m putting this in the “win” column.  Although booking the spot would have been clearly gravy, this was a great first audition & callback with my new agents (who I love!).  It was also a wonderful first meet with famed casting director Dan Bell who might have the most spectacular casting offices over in Glendale, Dan Bell Casting.  I look forward to seeing them again real soon!

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New Headshots with photographer Stephanie Girard. (May 2014) Lucky Me. Great photo shoot with the best atmosphere you’d ever need to play freely in front of the camera.  This woman’s got such a wonderful personality — and her pics? Well, I think they speak for themselves!  Fun photo shoot!

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Signed with The Baldwin Talent Agency!  (May 2014) Met with a few reps at different agencies for commercial representation, but walked in the door and knew right away that this was the place for me.  Lyn and Patrick are amazing!  Easy breezy!  Next stop: Looking for theatrical reps.

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Booked  a Voice-Over gig! (May 2014):  It’s the little things that rock my world.  Working on a animated project with some fabulous peeps.  Project under wraps as the updating of this news item, but pssst…. it’s gaming!  Woohoo! I’ll keep you posted!

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Started my own Production Company (March 2014):  Carmen Lezeth Productions.  So excited. Developing short vids on a concept called “Carmenisms.”  Samples are on the website.  Working hard, having fun, but wish me well anyways!

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Was in a Play (summer 2013) called NICKEL AND DIMED by Joan Holden, based on the book by Barbara Ehrenreich.  The play was directed by Richard Kilroy, produced by Bill Hemmer and was at the wonderful Hudson Theatre in Hollywood.  First show was July 18th 2013 and ran thru August 25th 2013.  It was a very timely piece and a great play. Check out my stellar reviews on my STAGE page.   I’m so humble, huh?  :)

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Finished my first manuscript!  Took a year off to complete.  Amazingly satisfying!  Read my blog about some cool learning moments  (Click Here).  Hoping to get an Editor soon.  As things progress, I’ll keep you all posted.   Now back to performing!

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Feature Film, Absolute Madness, Dr. Nina Cooper http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1858753/

Booked the role of Dr. Nina Cooper for the film Intimate Madness, now called Absolute Madness. Directed by K. Hynes, produced by Just Kill Productions.  Filming took place over a two month period – what an amazing ride!  I love this job! Lucky me!

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Parenthood, Therapy Couple, NBC, Dir. A. Davidson Season 2, Episode 5: The Booth Job

I had so much fun on set it was incredible! I played one of eight people in a group therapy session and for what it’s worth, I love when that I got to work with Monica Potter and Peter Krause.  Monica is hilarious!  I sat next to her all day, watched her work, and learned so very much!  She really seems to be a very funny and a wonderful person.  Actually, the whole set “vibed” that way – Great production!  Great day!

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Stand Up 2 Cancer, PSA, Dir. M. Webb www.standup2cancer.org

Honestly, not my favorite day at all! But a day I volunteered for an amazing organization and project.  Don’t get me wrong, as always, the crew was amazing! It was just a hot day – an extremely hot day and as actors always know, there was a lot of “hurry up and then wait” kinda action. Boring, boring and boring.  But in the end – you see what was produced and I can’t help but sit back and be grateful to have been a part of it!

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Divided We Fail PSA, Dir. G. Gorman http://www.gormanphotography.com/

There are certain moments when you’re in the presence of greatness and all you can do is be stunned and do your best to pretend you’re not!  Like it’s an everyday thing to be around such folk!  I got to work with the great Greg Gorman AND…wait for it… Ms. Diane Lane on this shoot and am still beside myself that I had such an honor.  Oh, yeah, and it was for a wonderful campaign too!

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The Veiled Commodity, Short Animation, Dir. Vinh Dickson www.veiledcommodity.com

Had the pleasure to work with two very dynamic directors on this project for an amazing cause: the one of eliminating what’s termed: modern day slavery. I loved doing the narration, however, was far more intrigued by the process since I was able to watch it evolve from the very beginning.  An amazing learning moment on so many levels!

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Titillating Steven, “A Comedy”, Dir. Jacqueline & Kerry Donelli http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0378883/

This is one of those moments that all actors PRAY for.  I had been cast an extra to fill up a restaurant dining scene.  The actor who had lines just couldn’t get it right and after much frustration, the director of the scene came over to me and without saying a word, tapped me on the shoulder, motioned for me to follow, removed the other actor, had me sit down in her place and gave me the line to repeat.  Of course, everyone in the room could have said it by that point we’d heard it so many times at that point, albeit wrong…and so, it became my line.  One take. Priceless!

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Nineteen, Daddy’s Girl Prds., Dir. P. Reed

I played the younger sister who more than disagreed with her older sister’s viewpoints on taking care of their parent. This was one of the first times I auditioned for something and knew I could easily do the part.  Maybe I just “thought” I could do the part.  It didn’t end up being easy at all!  As all actors know, there really is no such thing as an “easy” part (well, maybe that’s just me).  Regardless, I had a very emotional “firey” scene in this film about Alzheimer’s and how it affects the family.  To this day, I take everything I learned from that shoot with me…I learned oh so much!   (Thank you Daddy’s Girl Prds.!).

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Volkswagen Series, Arnold Worldwide, Dir. Jens Gehlhaar & Ben Go

Up until this point, I had been doing voice-over work just for fun and with very little thought of pursing it further.  But, after being asked to participate in the VW Passat Feature campaign, it was obvious to me (and everyone else) that I had found a new love!  This was also my very first SPANISH voice-over.  Hilarious! Thanks for that BNS!