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“What Are They Looking For In Hollywood? Acting for the Camera” with Eddie Mills
Tuesday February 10th 5pm   Skeen Theatre, 119 Cole

Eddie Mills and Danita Mercer. His Many Acting/Production Credits Include:  The Hunger Games, Wrestling with Angels, CSI:NY, Prey, Without A Trace, Skin Deep, The Happiest Day of His Life, House MD, Clueless, Crossing Jordan, Loves Me Not, Mystery Woman: Game Time, Dead Like Me, Rites of Passage, Winter Break, Artworks, Touched By An Angel, Dawson’s Creek, Wasteland, To Bee or Not to Be, Heartwood, The Tempest, Ally BcBeal…

Acting for the camera, producing films in Hollywood and transitioning from performing arts student to professional will take center-stage as Eddie Mills and Danita Mercer team up to provide WVSU students with knowledge gained from personal experience.  
All performances, workshops and master classes are free and open to the public.

DAY DATE TIME EVENT LOCATION
Tues 2/10/15 5 pm Workshop: “What Are They Looking For In Hollywood? Acting for the Camera” (Mills) Skeen Theatre, Cole Complex
Wed 2/11/15 5 pm Conversation: “You Really Can Go From Undergraduate School to LA and NYC” (Mercer and Mills)
Reception to follow
Skeen Theatre, Cole Complex

After finishing school at UNC-Charlotte in 1993, Eddie Mills left the small stage in North Carolina in pursuit of his dreams on the big screen.  Shortly after arriving in Los Angeles, CA.,  Eddie made his way into the bustling, dog-eat-dog, world of Hollywood.  He found himself acting alongside amazing actors such as the late Jason Robards, Hillary Swank,  Elizabeth Banks, and Peter Fonda to name a few.  His work has taken him all over the world.

      In the past few years, Eddie has concentrated his talents into producing ventures for stage as well as screen.  He holds an NAACP award for Producer of the Year for the musical The Wild Party.   Associate Produced the indy film Artworks starring Virginia Madsen and himself.  Worked on the production design team of The Hunger Games.  And is now building his own production company for content branding, networking, narrative, commercial, docu-style, and scripted works.  Upcoming in July of 2014, Eddie will be guest starring in the new series for TNT called Murder in the First and currently can be seen in a commercial for Nissan Leaf. 



“You Really Can Go From Undergraduate School to LA and NYC!” with Eddie Mills and Danita Mercer
Wednesday February 11th 5 pm, Skeen Theatre, Cole 119

Graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York,   Mercer  has been a dresser for such Broadway hit shows as Phantom of the Opera,and Rock of Ages.  She has worked as a voice-over artist for clients from Nick Jr. to Caltrate. . In the realm of fashion she has worked in the capacity of tailor, assistant stylist and dresser for clients such as Perry Ellis, Vanity Fair, Baby Phat, MACY*S and Maybelline.

Danita Mercer majored in theater at Appalachian State University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where she was involved in several productions both as a performer and behind-the-scenes personnel. After her studies in college she moved to New York City to further her education by attending the renowned American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
 
      Since 1999, Danita has become something of a "Jill-of-all-trades" seamlessly moving between the worlds of theater/entertainment and fashion. She has been a dresser for several hit Broadway shows including Phantom of the Opera and Rock of Ages and has worked as a voice over artist booking commercials as wide ranging as Nick Jr. to Caltrate. In the realm of fashion she has worked in the capacity of tailor, assistant stylist and dresser for clients such as Perry Ellis, Vanity Fair, Baby Phat, MACY*S and Maybelline.
 
 


 
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