Congratulations to our winners in this year’s 2013 DGA “Reach for The Stars” Showcase.
Scholarships from the New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts were awarded to the following:
Teen Division: Jacqui Harvey, & Brianna Riley
Adult Division: Wilson Ballew, Rebecca King, Kelsey McArthur, & John Gilbert.
Hi Donna & Laura,
This Peggy Neely Harris… My CD was published TODAY!
This is all due to the connections I made through your agency & I want to say a big “THANK YOU” to the Donna Groff Agency !!! I have also included DGA in the liner notes “Thank-You’s”!!
Thank you all for your the encouragement and belief in me!!
Peggy Neely Harris
ACTORS, Models, Singers and Dancers!!!
Come meet Donna Groff, National Talent Scout for the AMTC who’s opened doors for models, actors, singers and dancers worldwide! Donna is scouting for Jackson’s brightest and best new talent to represent your state at an upcoming national event in Orlando!
For more than 20 years, AMTC and Donna Groff have been helping talent pave a positive path towards their dreams with opportunities to audition for Ford, Elite, MGM , Twentieth Century Fox music videos and record companies… just to name a few!
Auditions will be held ONE DAY ONLY, Saturday, September 14th at 2 PM in Jackson, MS.
Call 1-888-642-S-T-A-R to make your reservation.
Don’t just dream of being discovered …… Call 1-888-642-STAR
Mary Katherine Nail spent the month of July in New York City at the New York Film Academy’s Musical Theater Intensive for High School Students. Mary Katherine received a scholarship from NYFA at Summer 2012 AMTC’s Shine Event.
During the 4-week workshop, Mary Katherine and the other students developed skills needed for success in musical theater, including dance, voice, acting and performance. Many of her instructors were past or present Broadway actors.
One of the best things about the program for Mary Katherine was meeting so many teenagers from all over the world. Over half of the 40 students in the musical theater program were from other countries. She will never forget the month she spent in NYC. Mary Katherine said she is extremely grateful to The Donna Groff Agency and AMTC for getting her prepared and giving her this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
DGA is very proud to announce the most recent signing of DGA model; Kathryn Heard with Click Models in Atlanta, GA. We wish Kathryn every success!!!
Whitney Woodall – age 3 (AMTC Overall Female Child Model – summer 2013)
Beth Ann Young – age 12 (AMTC Overall Female Child Model – winter 2013)
“…First I want to thank God for this WONDERFUL experience and opportunity that Sam Furman was given to be a part of AMTC SHINE -Summer 2013. I want to thank Donna & Gary at Donna Groff Agency for all their help, direction and encouragement that they have given Sam, his dad and I. I want to thank all the families that we met at the Donna Groff Agency, all your encouragement and support has meant the world to us. I want to congratulate everyone for such a WONDERFUL job. The Donna Groff Agency has some AMAZING TALENTED CHRISTIAN actors, models & singers. Each of you have truly SHINED I want to thank New York Film Academy for the scholarship Sam Furman was awarded! …..” - Samantha Dendy Furman, Sam Furman, & December Ensminger.
We are very excited to announce DGA Alumni, 9 year old, Bailey Tippen, is scheduled to appear as one of the National AMTC Event “Guest Speakers” for the summer 2013 AMTC Session.
Bailey most recently appeared in a Belk’s Department Stores television advertisement, and the made for TV movie, “The Watsons go to Birmingham”.
Congratulations Bailey !!!
“…. We know The Donna Groff Agency (DGA) will always have our best interests at heart. We know that we can count on good, solid advise and encouragement. Miss Donna gives 110% to whatever she does and that shows in the Models/Talent she represents.
There are many companies that are less than reputable, or that are “scams” if you will; but DGA is definitely NOT one of those. We know that without the Lord and DGA, we would not be where we are now.”
Thank you very much for all you do,
Bill, Jaime & Baileigh West
DGA Model, Kathryn Heard, featured in Memphis Magazine.
Congratulations to DGA Model & recent “Click” signee, Libbie Turner, on her successful photo shoot. We are so very happy for you!! Keep up the great work !!!
6 year old, Matthew Oliver, with The Donna Groff Agency of Memphis, showed off his Michael Jackson impersonation before joining dancers with Memphis Business Academy Marching Band on Friday, April 19, 2013.
Matthew was one of the performers for the International Diversity Parade during the 27th annual Africa In April Cultural Awareness Festival atRobertR.ChurchPark. (article listed in The Commercial Appeal)
DGA is very proud to announce the recent signing of two of our models; Sarah Brannon and Libbie Turner with Click Models in Atlanta, GA. We wish them every success!!!
Nine year old DGA Alumni, Bailey Tippen, recently auditioned and read for a part in the upcoming movie, “The Watsons go to Birmingham”. This talented young lady is on the move !!!!
The Donna Groff Agency would like to send out our congratulations to Rob Montoya. Rob has been selected to be in a National Print Ad campaign for 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Pick-ups. We are so very proud of you.
Great things are happening !!!! All the best to you Rob !!!
The Donna Groff Agency would like to send out our proud Congratulations to three more of our talented DGA Alumni, Mr. Bobby Orr, of Jackson, MS., Mr. William Lloyd, of Hermanville, MS., and Mr. Marty Ray, of Marion AR.
These three multi-talented men have recently been chosen to perform in an upcoming live, Christian, musical/stage production portraying life out west in the early 1820’s, & the “opening of The Oregon Trail”. Cast members will begin rehearsals “on site” at an undisclosed location out west later next month.
We will be sure to keep everyone posted…
The Donna Groff Agency would like to congratulate one of our DGA Alumni; Mr. Lewis Thompson, of Jackson, MS. We are so very proud of you.
Lewis can be seen portraying “Madea” in the comedy movie spoof, Scary Movie 5, that is presently appearing in theaters all across the country. We know that many great things are coming your way.
It was a big week for DGA as we attended the annual conference in Orlando, Florida for Winter 2013 AMTC SHINE. Convention dates were from Jan 1, 2013 – Jan 6, 2013 and our group consisted of 20 participants ranging in age from 5 to 46.
Congratulations on a job well-done in Orlando!! Our DGA group made a big hit at the event, with approximately 74% of the group receiving callbacks from national/international agencies. Flash Interviews also brought in additional callbacks for some of the group.
Top Honors went to the following people:
Spirit Award Winners: Bobby Orr, Krista Guttierrez, & Patrick Collier
Gospel Choir Performers: Seth Romines, Ellen Westerman, Bobby Orr
Acting Finale Showcase: Beth Ann Young, Camille Hardiman, Layten Moseley
New York Conservatory of Dramatic Arts: Elise Redding – $10,000.00 scholarship winner
New York Film Academy Scholarship Winners: Elise Redding, & Seth Romines
20th Century Fox Recognition: Nathan Goff
Overall Finalists: Seth Romines, Jordan Sawyer, & Ellen Westerman
Overall Child Winner: Beth Ann Young
We were delighted to have so many finalists (top 10%) out of the approximately 550 contestants who attended. WOW!!! Congratulations again to every one, and thank you for representing DGA so well.