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Timothy Lee Conley Partners with Clapit & The Hype Magazine in Nationwide Open Call Audition
Producer Timothy Lee Conley Partners with Clapit & The Hype Magazine in Nationwide Open Call Auditions for Hip Hop Documentary "N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo"
Conley's documentary is about the advent of West Coast Hip Hop. It features Grandmaster Lonzo (Alonzo Williams) and is slated for release in 2018. It will highlight the years 1975-1988 prior to the rise of N.W.A., an American Hip Hop group from Los Angeles.
By 1984, "Grandmaster Lonzo" (nicknamed by the Hip Hop community) transformed his in-house DJ's to a group called "The World Class Wreckin Cru" (W.C.W.C.), comprised of Alonzo "Grandmaster Lonzo" Williams, Marq "Cli-N-Tel" Hawkins, Antoine "DJ Yella" Carraby, and Andre "Dr. Dre" Young. Grandmaster Lonzo used the money generated from Eve After Dark & Dooto's to finance his new record label "Kru Cut Records." He built a recording studio inside his home garage where W.C.W.C. could lay tracks, including their first recorded singles "Surgery" and "Juice." Both singles became electro-rap favorites in the West Coast club circuit with hit sales.
During his more than twenty-five plus years in the music industry, Grandmaster Lonzo was instrumental in the rise of some of today's hottest talents such as Dr. Dre, DJ Battle Kat, DJ Rectangle, Ice Cube, L.A. Dream Team and West Coast Record Distributors. He also launched the careers of Rodney-O and Joe Cooley, as well as Compton's Most Wanted.
Timothy Lee Conley, the producer of the N.ot W.ithout A.lonzo documentary, is a Los Angeles based film and television writer, producer and director. He is the owner and Executive Producer of 67 Entertainment and has produced eight films over the last seven years. Concurrently with his work in the film and television business, Professor Conley is an adjunct faculty member at California State University, Northridge, Santa Monica College, and Rio Hondo College. He teaches courses in Media, Film Studies and Hip Hop Culture. Timothy Conley is a graduate of the USC Annenberg School for Communication and the USC School for Cinematic Arts.
To support the open call for his documentary, Conley has partnered with the social media entertainment app Clapit, where emerging actors can be discovered via an innovative, community-driven audition process from their mobile devices. http://clapit.com
Actors can apply for the roles of Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, and Female Cashier by uploading a 20 second video audition to Clapit, showcasing their acting talent in accordance with the character breakdowns posted on the app. The most clapped audition videos, ranked by the Clapit community, will be showcased on Clapit's "Best" feed. Conley will select the winners from the most clapped submissions for each role at the end of the voting period – a democratic crowd-sourced voting system to provide three actors their first big breaks.
Entrants download Clapit for free from the iTunes App Store, shoot and upload their videos, hashtag their entries #notwithoutalonzo, and then spread the word by asking friends to download Clapit and "clap" for them. All entries are subject to eligibility requirements and the official contest rule. The open call wraps on October 11,2017 at 11:59 P.M. EST.
"Clapit is an innovative new casting tool for film and television, and it's an honor to work with their up-and-coming actors that have so much talent," said Conley. "By teaming with Clapit, we are able to expand our search for the best of the best, and with such ease."
"We are thrilled to partner with Timothy Conley on his story of Alonzo Williams - one of the most renowned figures in Hip Hop history," said Clapit co-founder Paul Joshua Bedwell, who will be making the trip from his hometown in Australia to Los Angeles, CA to be on set for the filming. "We are excited for the opportunity to discover new stars on Clapit and to cast three unknown actors straight into roles in the film with Tim."
Bedwell also stated, "With a powerful partner like The Hype Magazine and sponsor like Actors Connection, Clapit continues to expand its ever increasing audience to aspiring actors, giving them a unique opportunity to break into Hollywood, regardless or prior experience."
Clapit is launching it's #notwithoutalonzo Open Call in partnership with The Hype Magazine (http://www.thehypemagazine.com/
Actors Connection (http://www.actorsconnection.com/
For more information on Clapit's open calls, rules and prizes, visitclapit.com (http://www.clapit.com/)
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