IPUL's Social Media Recap: April 12, 2019
Here are the highlights of our recent activity online. Not all everything is included due to timeliness. If an advertised event already took place, we've left it off.
If you were wondering where we had been recently, we've been doing a lot of travel the last few weeks, with the majority of our staff on the road.

Subsequently we didn't make a lot of posts on social media that you'd normally see shared here.

But we are back this week!
Free Auditioning Workshop for Aspiring Actors to be held at JUMP, May 18, 2019
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Check out this amazing local opportunity (Boise)!

Contacts: Catrine McGregor
Blue Banner Films
Ph: 801-793-5008
Doug Cole
Executive Producer and Writer, “Making Sense”
Includeability Inc.
Ph: 208-761-8354

Boise Workshop to Feature Veteran Actress and Casting Director with Chance to Star in Independent Feature Film Featuring People with Disabilities

Boise, Idaho (April 26, 2019) - Actors with all levels of experience are encouraged to attend a free workshop held at Jack’s Urban Meeting Place (JUMP) in Boise on Saturday, May 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Session instructors are actress April Matson and producer/casting director, Catrine McGregor. Matson and McGregor are co-authors of the book "Both Sides of the Desk: A Conversation Between a Casting Director and an Actor”.

Participants will learn how to audition for parts in TV shows and feature films and no previous acting experience is required. Topics include how to prepare lines, project confidence, and engage with casting directors. Participants will also be invited to attend the June 15 audition for “Making Sense”, an independent feature film supported by the Includeability Inc. charity which will be shot in McCall and Boise, Idaho beginning in September, 2019 by notable Idaho filmmaker Gregory Bayne.

A large number of parts in “Making Sense” will feature children and adults with disabilities. People with disabilities are encouraged to attend and special accommodations will be made such as ASL interpreters and mobility access. Beyond tips that can be used for auditioning, participants will receive a free acting resume and headshot for use in future auditions.

The class will be limited to the first 100 participants and ages 13 and older are welcome. RSVP is required at  www.makingsense-film.com.  People with disabilities may be accompanied by service animals or assistants/family if needed. Lunch will be provided.
“We’re delighted to bring this workshop to Boise to work with current and aspiring actors of all abilities to prepare them for auditions which can often be intimidating,” said McGregor. “We hope that many of them will return in June to use their skills in an actual audition setting.”

When: Saturday, May 18 at JUMP, 1000 W. Myrtle Street, Boise.

8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. - Optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. - Session 1 (required)
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Working lunch and optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - Session 2 (required)
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Optional professional headshots and acting resume creation
HP Inc. Boise site volunteers will be on hand to assist with the building of resumes and photos.

More information is available at   www.makingsense-film.com.

About the Instructors:

April Matson
April Matson is an actress best known for her role as Lori Trager on the ABC Family cable television network series, “Kyle XY” (2006-2009). Prior to that, she played Penny Chase on the Fox network television series “Quintuplets” (2004) alongside Andy Richter. April has also appeared as a guest star in various television series and has been featured in several independent films. She has performed in several theatre productions, sketch comedy shows, and made her stand-up comedy debut in 2015 coming in as runner-up in Boise’s Funniest Person competition. In early 2016, April founded PLATFORM, LLC, an acting studio and film & theatre production company.

Catrine McGregor
Catrine McGregor is the CEO of Blue Banner Films LLC and has been working in the film and television industry as a producer, writer, director, and casting director for over 40 years. She is a member of the prestigious Casting Society of America (CSA). She produces True Heath: Body Mind, Spirit, which is available on Amazon Prime and is in development on a slate of feature films, starting with The Deaf Kid. Catrine has done an extensive amount of filming on location, and besides films, TV, and movies-of-the-week, has cast five IMAX movies.

  • Please note: This is not a job interview or audition. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. The intent of the class is solely educational. Attending a workshop is not a way to obtain employment as an actor. Such contact as you may have with a Casting Director at a workshop rarely results in any further contact with that Casting Director or any company affiliated with that Casting Director.
A Call for Art
2019 – 2020 VSA Emerging Young Artists Program

This call for art asks artists to plug in, to span new distances, and to see unexpected relationships. When is connection, or disconnection, most needed? What roads lead there? Overlapping stories and interconnected ideas can overwhelm or can create important new discoveries. We're asking artists for work that resonates deeply and may spur greater shared connections and understanding of our connected lives.

The VSA Emerging Young Artists Program, a Jean Kennedy Smith Arts and Disability Program, recognizes and showcases the work of emerging young artists with disabilities, ages 16-25, living in the United States.

Fifteen artists will be selected by jury. Grand Prize is $20,000, First Prize is $10,000, Second Prize is $6,000, and the remaining Awards of Excellence are $2,000 each. Selected winning artwork will travel in a yearlong national exhibition. Winning artists will receive an all-expenses-paid professional development workshop at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Fishing Buddies Needed / Fishing Day for Students with Special Needs
Jerome Area: There will be a fishing day for students with Special Needs next Monday, May 6, 2019, at LBP Martin Farms (500 N 340 E in Jerome, ID) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. sponsored by the Jerome Optimists Club.
Flyer for the event
They are looking for Fishing Buddies to assist.
Fishing buddies bring your chair, fishing poles and nets. For participants, the Jerome Optimist Club will provide what you need to fish.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month
Seven astonishingly attractive human beings
And we participated by wearing our #MyMentalHealthIdaho armbands!
We want you to update your preferences!
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Currently if you are on our mailing list (and if you are reading this, you are) you are getting everything we send out... However we know that not everyone wants to see everything we send out, so we are making it easy to tune your preferences.

If you scroll to the very bottom of this mailing you will find a link that says "update profile" clicking this will launch a page where you can update your information, and choose what mailings you will receive from us in the future.

You will be able to deselect or select to be on the newsletter list, the social media update list, or the announcements list.

If you are happy with getting everything, then you don't have to do anything, you are all set. But should you want to adjust what we send you, that is now possible.
May's Statewide Training:
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 
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Broadcast Live from the (THE ROAD*) and interactive statewide via our webinar platform.

Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports 

Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 pm MT

Behavior is a form of communication. Participants will gain the knowledge and skills about positive supports in the home, community, and schools.

We welcome people who want to attend the training in person at our Boise office. (Please plan to be in the office at least by 5:20 p.m.)

* We usually broadcast from our Boise office, but this Month's in-person event is going to be a something new as we will be actually broadcasting this from the road AND our Boise office. Angela will be presenting from Washington D.C., where she will be attending a conference.

Hooray technology!

People attending remotely via our simulcast webinar will only need to have a modern web browser to attend. (And you can do that via computer, smartphone, or tablet) 

You can register by clicking the button below:

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the live event.
IPUL's Webinar Library:
Just a reminder that we have changed how we present our webinars - rather than a live webinar, will are now releasing a series of shorter, prerecorded modules on the same topic as our statewide training. The idea being that once we put them up, they will remain available for anyone to register to see and watch at their leisure.

You can find them here on our website: