Celebrity photographer, Kerry Beyer, has been published in VOGUE, LUCKY, ALLURE, The NEW YORK TIMES, VINTAGE GUITAR, FRETBOARD JOURNAL, TONE QUEST and more!

Kerry recently directed Academy Award® Nominee Eric Roberts in the action/thriller "Rogue Strike", is a semi-finalist in the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting, and has starred on ABC, CBS, VH1, the WB and more...

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Monday, June 25, 2012

CHECK OUT THE HOUSTON FILM SCENE

Check out all the latest news from Hollywood to Homegrown over at the Houston Movie News site. Got a film to promote, or a film related event, let Houston Movie News know about it.
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Friday, June 22, 2012

THIS IS YOUR LIFE. DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

The Holstee Manifesto is and inspiring affirmation - enjoy your life, do what you love!

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WANT TO AUDITION FOR TYLER PERRY?

Now's your chance... Tyler Perry is accepting submissions for Madea's Witness Protection... you could win a walk on role in one of his films! The process is taking place on YouTube. All you need to do is record your audition, upload, and Tyler will pick from the 10 most popular videos... so that means you need to promote!

Here's the link to submit! http://www.youtube.com/tylerperrystudios

Hurry, voting ends June 29th!
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Monday, June 18, 2012

NATIONAL AMERICAN MISS JR. TEEN: 1ST RUNNER UP

Congrats to my client Alexandra Kaldis, taking 1st Runner Up in both Photogenic and Overall! Alexandra put together an excellent team, with makeup by the one and only Sheila Ybarra, with guidance from one of the premiere pageant coaches, Valerie Hayes!

Looks like Alexandra has a great future ahead of her, and we wish her all the best!
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Sunday, June 17, 2012

PROMETHEUS: MOVIE REVIEW

Prometheus-Movie.com
So, I really liked this movie... enough to see it twice, 2 nights in a row - so I'm not really sure why all the mixed reviews. I guess if you are looking for non-stop, chest bursting, Alien action... this is not the movie for you.  But if you want a more philosophical experience, and subtle references and insights into the Alien saga, this is your ticket.

***WARNING: SPOILERS

Now, there seems to be a great deal of controversy about whether or not this is an Alien prequel. Lets fact check for a moment, shall we...

Prometheus takes place on LV-223 and the film ends on January 1st, 2094. In the original Alien, the Nostromo sets down on what we would later come to know as LV-426 in the year 2122. It is clearly a prequel that sets up a completely new, but parallel story direction. Other evidence is the pre-merger Wayland Corp, which would later become Wayland-Yutani.

I spoke with a good friend who was bored to tears by Prometheus... but then, he's not steeped in Alien lore, so I understand the complaint - the first kill isn't until 45 minutes or so in the movie. For me, it was nice to see the subtle Alien references, and a look into the Space Jockey/Engineer mythos. From my first viewing of Alien, the story of the Space Jockey and Derelict Ship always captivated my imagination.

Hardcore fans will certainly enjoy and pick up on lines from other Alien Saga films, though the scripting does seem to vacillate between ambiguous and "on the nose" dialogue, which is probably necessary in a film who's story logic may be a little confusing at times. You have to pay attention with this one - and it's in those subtle moments that I find the greatest joy.

This is a slow boil film, just like the original Alien, and is a breathtaking visual experience, like all Ridley Scott films. It's a film that keeps me thinking and asking questions, and that's something that happens less than I'd like. Great filmmaking is one that does just that... engages you for days afterwards.

Is Prometheus Alien? No, and it wasn't meant to be. Part of me would like to have seen a Prometheus that was more full on Alien action, but we've seen that 4 times already within the saga, and I can't even count how many times with the AVP franchise. So Prometheus ends up being a fresh take on a world that many of us know and love.

I know I'll be waiting for Prometheus 2.
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Saturday, June 16, 2012

10 TIPS YOU NEED TO KNOW TO WIN YOUR NEXT PAGEANT

Want to win your next pageant? Lately the majority of my clients have either won the title they are competing for, or won photogenic. I'm going to share with you some common traits that have enabled them to be successful.

1. First and foremost, they are prepared. They have taken all the necessary steps that will provide the best chance of success - and they have done it in a timely manner. Waiting until the last minute is never a good idea.

2. They know the pageant system they are competing in, and what their likes and dislikes are. This is usually accomplished with a pageant coach, or someone experienced in the field. Valerie Hayes is one of the premiere pageant coaches in the industry, and they majority of my successful clients have utilized her advice.

3. They have hired the best makeup artist available, who is experienced with the various pageants, and also knows the style each pageant system likes. Sheila Ybarra of MakeupBySheila.com is truly amazing. Not only does she do makeup and hair, she often assists girls in creating concepts for the look of the shot.

4. Obviously, to win photogenic, you need a great photographer. Your images need to stand out, and put forward the best image possible.

5. Preparation for your photo-shoot is essential. You must choose your attire to be inline with the needs of the pageant system, and that showcase you in the best possible way. This is another area where an experienced pageant coach and makeup artist can give advice leading up to your photo-shoot.

6. A professionally designed ad page is an integral part of a successful campaign. It's another opportunity to get your face out there, express your personality, professionalism and your platform. Every client that has won a title has utilized an ad page.

7. Get sponsors to help with the costs. The key to success in any industry is putting together the best team, and pageants are no different.

8. Treat your pageant career like a business, and focus on creating, marketing and maintaining your "brand." Coca Cola is perhaps the most recognizable and iconic brand in America - you would think they don't need to advertise... yet they still do! Constantly! Hiring the best creative support team money can buy. If they stopped, people would slowly forget about them, and their dominance would fade. The most successful of my clients are constantly updating their image, keeping it fresh and current.

9. Have fun. You've done your homework, taken all the necessary steps, put together the best support team, but don't lose sight of the real goal. Life is about experiences and the friendships and relationships you create. Whether you win the title or not, enjoy the process.

10. Help other people. Share your unique gifts and experience -  whether it's advice, support, or encouragement. It really will come back to you.

Hope this helps, and contact the studio when you need that great photo!


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Thursday, June 14, 2012

HOUSTON PRESS MUSIC AWARDS

There is still time to nominate musicians... here's a link, please consider nominating me for best male vocalist and best local music video.

http://polls.houstonpress.com/polls/hou/musicawards2012/


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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

WHAT NOT TO DO AT A FILM FESTIVAL

Recently attended Dances With Films in Los Angeles... this is one of my favorite indie film festivals. They have been going strong for 15 years, and they are truly indie, only screening films with no stars... not like some so-called independent film festivals who only show studio films.

This year's festival was held at the famous Chinese Theater on Hollywood Blvd. I've been fortunate to have 2 films selected to DWF in previous years, but was just a guest this year. It's one of those festivals where you will make friends that you will keep for life.

The Festival has a collaborative spirit, and filmmakers tend to support each other - Although I did have a classic LA moment at the festival - and this is something you should never do:

I'm waiting for a screening to begin along with 2 friends that had a film in the festival, when a cute girl comes up to me and asks if I have a film in the festival... I say "no, but my friends do..."

Before I can finish, she's stepped over to them, introducing herself, shaking hands, but totally ignores me and doesn't shake mine. I find it amusing and comment that she must be an actress, which gets me the evil eye. She's a production designer looking for work. ...Well, she won't find any with me.

My advice when networking: Try to build genuine relationships - even with people who you think can't help you, or who are "unimportant." You never know who they may be, or become, in the future.

From there, I hopped into a cab and headed over for a meeting at CAA.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012

INTERVIEW: KERRY BEYER

Check out this interview I did for Char Hardin's website... we talk music, movies and about the Film Covenant, which I founded to help empower filmmakers.
http://charhardin.blogspot.com/2012/06/interview-kerry-beyer.html
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Monday, June 4, 2012

TERMINATOR

As such a huge Terminator fan, it's kind of cool to star alongside Michael Biehn in the upcoming film Jacob.
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