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MICHELLE BERNARD

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EXCITING NEWS:
On set working with the talented Jessica Sonneborn and Drew Seely on the new indie movie Disrupted, directed by Andre Welsh. Look for it next year, early 2018.

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Out and about supporting Women in Media and Women Film-makers this past weekend at the 2017 Etheria Film Festival. Pictured here with acting school classmate Ashley Platz. Congratulations to all those who were accepted into this great showcase!

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Did you miss Married People: A Comedy? Well, here's your chance to see what all of the buzz and rave reviews were about!

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Great night out at The TV Academy event for VEEP for FYC. Pictured here with Tony Hale, Gary Cole, and Reid Scott. Way too much fun last night, May 2017! 

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Married People - A Comedy closed this weekend to Sold Out crowds at The Zephyr Theater, full of amazing friends, industry people, stand-up comics, and other celebs! It was a wonderful experience with a truly incredible cast and crew helping to make the show seamless and run like a well-oiled machine. Thank you to everyone who came out to support us! It was a fabulous opportunity filled with love and talent!




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What a truly incredible review from Steve Allan Green at The Jewish Journal! Thank you so much for coming out to see the show and support LA Theater, I am humbled by your praise: full article

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MARRIED PEOPLE: A COMEDY IS A HIT with audiences and opened to AMAZING reviews!!! We are are already SOLD OUT for March 11th, 18th, and 25th! And a BIG THANK YOU to Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser for the plug and quotes! Come and see what critiques are RAVING about! Get tickets here: HERE and use Promo Code: OYVEY.

Articles & Reviews: Broadway World News, The Los Angeles Beat, and LA Splash. Cast below with writers Mark Schiff and Steve Shaffer, and Director Rick Shaw.


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Married People: A Comedy, is a new play, making it's Hollywood debut, starring yours truly. Directed by the uber talented Rick Shaw, written by the hilariously funny Steve Shaffer and Mark Schiff, this show tickles the funny bone, and tackles life, love, and family. With a very talented cast: Andy Lauer, Kylie Delre, and Paul Parducci, at The Zephyr Theater, this comedy is NOT to be missed! Previews received great reviews, show officially opens March 3rd, we are SOLD OUT for MARCH 4th!!!! Play runs through April 2nd. And a big THANK YOU to Jerry Seinfeld and Paul Reiser for plugging the show! Come out and laugh your a** off!!! Get tickets HERE.

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Another great booking for 2017. Working with the adorable Mia Komsky playing my daughter for "Aire Medical" last week, directed by Claudia Cano. Great place to go for allergies, rashes, and adolescent emergencies.

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2017 kicked of with a wonderful booking! Working on "Credit Care" spot with the very lovely Paul Brewster playing my husband, under our fabulous Director Michael Pierce. Looking forward to seeing this informative and important spot.

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Holiday parties were abundant this week. My Commercial Reps, Prestige Talent Agency, was supporting Toys for Tots, and it was a fabulous night all around.

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AFI Film Festival was home to the amazing Virtual Reality movie I did, Mule, under the visionary direction of Guy Shelmerdine. It was a wonderful experience, and well received at all of the festivals it has been at for the past 4 months. So grateful to have been a part of this, even made it onto the AFI Twitter page! Incredible cast including the very talented Dalton Cyr, Karen White, and Cary Mizobe.

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A wonderful evening at The Heller Awards for TMA. Standing with Nominated Commercial Casting Director Michael Sanford to the left and my Nominated Commercial Agent, and 2015 Heller Award winner, from Prestige Talent Agency, Stephen DeCayette to the right. Congratulations to all of the nominees and winners!

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EMMY's 2016 in Hollywood was a wonderful and fun evening. Although it was 103° downtown at The Microsoft Theater, everyone inside was cool and excited! It was a fabulous night. Congratulations to all of the winners!

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Another incredible night for The EMMY Academy honoring all of the acting nominees for 2016. Congratulations to Tony Hale for VEEP, Sarah Paulson for American Horror Story & American Crime Story: OJ, and Matt Walsh for VEEP. See you at the EMMY's in September!

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A wonderful evening by Women in Film! These amazing and talented actors spoke about Ageism in Hollywood. A fabulous panel, pictured here with Lesley Ann Warren, Michael Learned, and Lynn Whitfield.

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Events GALORE!!!! This has been a wonderful month for networking. The EMMY Academy finally opened up the new Dick Wolf Theater at The Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, and has had some wonderful events for members and FYC. And an incredible event for Iberjoya Jewelry at Macy's in Topanga Canyon.

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Congratulations to Richard Lawson and Tina Knowles for your incredibly fabulous Fundraiser for your new WACO Theater! What a funny night at the Haha Club.

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Michelle shot a National Commercial for Verizon and it is already running! Catch it soon on a network channel on your TV.
Here is the spot in case you missed it!


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Michelle recently worked on The Mindy Project, and then attended an Academy event celebrating the show's move from FOX to HULU! Congrats to the entire cast and crew, this is a wonderful group of actors to work with, it was a fun week! Loved working with Mindy Kaling and Beth Grant!
  
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Michelle had a wonderful day on set shooting Panera with her cute little family, and everyone gathered for a photo.

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Out and about at a wonderful panel for Transparent for The Emmy's. Hanging out with Creator Jill Soloway, and Co-Stars Judith Light, Melora Hardin, and Amy Landecker.

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Another incredible event through Women in Film with the incredibly talented and sassy Effie T Brown producer extraordinaire, and Nisha Ganatra, director of Transparent. Two very talented and lovely souls.
Looking forward to working with you both in the future!


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Working on Grease Live! was such an incredible experience. I made some wonderful friends and worked with uber talented triple threats! So grateful to be a working actor in Hollywood! Worked with the very talented Vanessa Hudgens, Aaron Tveit, Ana Gasteyer, Julianne Hough, Didi Conn, and Barry Pearl. So thrilled to have been a part of this wonderful show!!!



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Had a great day working on the set of "Codes and Conspiracies" the hit show on AHC (American Heroes Channel). Look for it this spring on your Cable TV!

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Working on a wonderful new Virtual Reality project with the 360 camera! The footage for this will be amazing!! Worked with the visionary director at Smuggler, Guy Shelmerdine.

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The new Lancôme print ad is running, this is Michelle standing in for Julia Roberts on the print campaign set.

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Michelle worked on the Film Festival Short contender "Bianca" directed by the very creative Zach Lasry, written by the uber talented Arianna Lyons. So grateful to have been a part of this incredibly visionary movie.

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On set of a new hilarious comedy directed by Andrew J. Cohen, shooting at Warner Brothers Studios in Burbank.


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Working at Siren Studios on the Green Screen last week! So much fun to play all of these great characters. Living the dream in Hollywood...


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The EMMYS 2015 on Sunday, September 20th, was an incredible evening with talented artists being honored for their work in television by The Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau from Game of Thrones     Lily Tomlin from Grace & Frankie
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New Commercial for Beach Body Shakeology is up and running! This was a fun shoot! Enjoy!!

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Michelle is having a blast being a new member, and attending incredible events for The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, aka The Emmy's. From Mad Men to Modern Family, and inspiring Documentaries, these have been fun and fabulous screenings and panels.

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On set working commercials in April. Our great Director Joshua Forbes. My wonderful "Fake" Family. And CONGRATS to Josh on your MTV Video Award Nomination for "Shut Up & Dance" by Walk the Moon.
 
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Michelle ventured out to Red Rock Canyon in the Mojave Desert at the end of March for a photo-shoot. The beauty of nature was overwhelming.



Then the trip headed out to Lake Gregory in the Arrowhead Mountains. A truly glorious view at sunset....

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Remembering Leonard Nimoy:


I worked with Leonard Nimoy when I first moved out to LA. It was my first print booking, posing as a marble statue for his new Coffee Table Book.
Most people don't know he got into acting to make money for his real passion of Photography. He told me he used his famous hand signal in his TV show, which he actually adapted from seeing the Rabbi in his Orthodox Temple in Brooklyn, bless the congregation with the Hebrew Letter Shim. He incorporated it into his character when he got older.He interviewed me 3 times, before I booked the job, and went to his house to meet his lovely wife, and was floored when I booked the chance to work with someone I grew up watching!! My father had turned my family into Trekkies, watching every Star Trek episode and movie!!! I am so sad to hear of his passing this morning.
May Mr. Spock always and forever, "LIVE LONG AND PROSPER!!!!"

RIP Leonard Nimoy xoxoxo

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Michelle is welcomed by The Sherard Show. Here is her incredible interview, talking about her career, current projects, and what's in store for 2015!! Follow Sherard on Twitter too: @TheSherardShow


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CONGRATULATIONS to the uber talented group Above & Beyond for their new video "We're All We Need" reaching over 7,000,000 views!!!! So wonderful to have been a part of this project!! I worked under the visionary direction of Kenlon Clark, and Executive Produced by Alec Eskander at Green Glow Films. This recreation of Thelma & Louise was an exciting and rewarding experience! Enjoy the video...And CONGRATS to Above & Beyond for their Grammy Nomination 2016 for "We're All We Need!!!!!!" What a wonderful way to end the year!!!

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Michelle worked on a great comedic short with the very talented writer, producer, and star of "Law & Allah" Lee Amir-Cohen, with incredible cinematography by Jared Black, a fun and fabulous day on set! ENJOY!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
Michelle WON for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS!!


"Young Americans" was selected for the AFI Film Festival in the top 5 screeners for all Graduate Thesis Films! "Young Americans" has also won a Student Emmy from the TV Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has won awards at The Cleveland Internation Film Festival, The Ashland Internation Film Festival, and  Sedona Internation Film Festival, with many more to come.

And we kicked but this past weekened on both coasts!!!!
East Coast at Milledgeville Film Festival in Georgia and West Coast at The Newport Beach Film Festival! Continued success to all those who made this happen!!!!!!


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Michelle worked on the new FOX hit comedy "Dads" starring Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi. Her episode was directed by the award winning Mark Cendrowski now available on iTunes.
   
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Michelle worked on the show "Rake" starring the very talented Greg Kinnear. Look for her episode directed by the award winning Paul Edwards now available on Hulu Plus and iTunes.

           
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Michelle worked on "Ironside" starring Blair Underwood directed by the wonderful Rod Holcomb. Box set of Season #1 available on Hulu Plus and iTunes.


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"EASY SILENCE" was a passion project of the very talented actor/writer/producer Ashley Reign and was directed by the young up-and-coming visionary Stephen Bailey. Premier was at Reel Recovery Film Festival.


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Michelle booked the short film "Young Americans." Playing an addict being reunited with her estranged daughter played by the very talented Stevie Lynn Jones- now starring in Crisis on NBC- was challenging and rewarding! Director Kevin Lacy was honored at the DGA (Directors Guild of America) for the AFI Short Film Festival in March 2014 and is currently winning awards across the countries in various film festivals! Congrats to the entire cast and crew!

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Michelle on the music video for the famous UK group "The Midnight Beast" under the brilliant direction of Jon Jon Augustavo for the new Sarah Silverman and Michael Cera website JASH. This was a fabulously fun shoot. Michelle had a ball on set! Check out the video by clicking the picture!!!!

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BACKSTAGE GIRLSYoutube Series, Starring Michelle Bernard and Stephanie Ann Saunders.

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