From Colorado, Pamela spent an enormous amount of time Alpine Skiing in Vail, Aspen, Copper Mtn, Beaver Creek, Keystone, Breckenridge, Monarch, Crested Butte, all ski areas throughout the state....life growing up was being raised at these areas and all through school with ski trips and education until she left Colorado for NYC, Santa Fe and Europe...where she eventually ended up in Hollywood....
Pamela Shae has been a part of the Entertainment Industry in many capacities… starting out as a successful model, led to many national projects including an entire 10 page photo layout for Women’s Value Magazine of Capetown, South Africa shot entirely in Santa fe and surrounding areas, Guest Life Publications with photo shoots in Aspen, Vail and Santa Fe and many other location photo layouts in, France, Italy and Greece …Pamela also modeled for Adrienne Landau of New York and spent her early modeling time in New York, New Mexico and in Los Angeles and Europe. This all led to national and regional commercials for Honda Motorcycles, Buick Cars, Splendor Shampoo, many others…. printwork and several eclectic jobs.
After meeting a Theatrical agent at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City for an Industry Convention, Pamela was asked to make the permanent move to Los Angeles to begin an acting career… .Her very first paying job while arriving in Los Angeles was a photo shoot at the base of the Hollywood Sign for a New York Lottery campaign.
Early on in Los Angeles, Pamela was booked on such several commercial print, and in between modeling jobs as well as current Television Projects, including Dick Clark’s docudrama “Reaching for the Stars” profiling singers in hopes of forming an all-girl group. Photo shoots with the band
DEVO, and layouts for a Japanese Magazine for the LA based Modern Props who supplied Hi Tech Space props for sci-fi films of that genre......Pamela also had a few guest appearances on “General Hospital” and many late night talk shows as a Magician's Assistant…..and it all started at the base of the Hollywood sign, SIGN of the future !
Then an opportunity arose to work behind the scenes for the most Prolific Producer of all time per the Guinness Book of World Records, Aaron Spelling. Pamela started in the Talent & Development Department and after a few years, she was promoted to Sr. VP of Talent and Casting as the Executive in Charge for Spelling Television Inc.……This position was, Executive in Charge of all Talent Development and Pilot and Episodic Series Casting.
Pamela placed established Star Talent as well as undiscovered actors on Pilots, Series, Movies of the Week, working closely with Producers, Directors, Network Executives, Hired all Casting Directors and Supervised to secure the very best cast for each project… This was in conjunction with maintaining all current series already on the air, Movies of the Week and Mini-Series… over 50 titles were completed in all. Many actors she placed and discovered went on to incredibly successful careers.
Pamela met with hundreds of actors over the years and was very instrumental in guiding those careers and providing valuable opportunities that would change careers with continued growth and progress…Some of her early pilots and series were “ 7th Heaven”, “Charmed”, “Malibu Shores”, “Savannah”, “Buddy Faro”, “Pier 66”, “Sunset Beach”,” Forbidden Island”, “Kindred: The Embraced” "10-8",“Melrose Place” "Henry Lee" and countless others.
In more recent years, the projects included, “ Clubhouse”, “ Kingpin”, and “All Souls”, “Wanted”"2000 Malibu Road" and “Summerland” starring Lori Loughlin, Jesse McCartney and introducing Zac Efron who has gone on to a very successful film career..…. Placing and working with such amazing talent as Robert Forster, Danny Glover, Dennis Farina, JD Pardo, Shannen Doherty, Jessica Biel, Roger Daltrey, Jeremy Sumpter, Mare Winningham, Linda Gray, Denise Richards, Andi MacDowell, Waylon Payne, and Alyssa Milano to name a few…..As well as overseeing the Casting of all current series on air, such as "Beverly Hills 90210","Melrose Place" etc.
Having the opportunity to work with veteran Episodic Directors, as well as Top of the Line Feature Film Directors who directed some of the above pilots such as, Joel Schumacher, Martin Campbell, Thomas Carter, Kevin Sullivan, Gavin O'Connor and Allen Coulter....
Well Respected Talented Producers .....Mark Frost, Frank South, Jorge Zamacona, Krista Vernoff, Daniel Cerone and the late David Mills who was so very gifted. This was an extremely rewarding experience, education and special collaboration.
Pamela is now into the Film world attaching talent and Producing several projects in different stages of Development and Productions that will be on location worldwide with a strong emphasis on films that will shoot in Italy through Rome acting as the Los Angeles liaison for Co-Productions world wide in addition to Italy. She is still Casting for Television on a freelance basis and extensive Celebrity Bookings for special events like the Kentucky Derby and European projects.
Her Private Coaching for Actors has landed many of her clients leads in Film, Television, and Commercials as well as actors asked to interview and prepare a scene for representation.... based on her coaching sessions many have secured agent representation. "This is a very exciting time, and I am looking forward to whatever is next!”
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE as EXECUTIVE,
SR V.P. OF TALENT and CASTING for SPELLING TELEVISION
SPELLING PRODUCTIONS INCLUDED:
BEVERLY HILLS 90210, CHARMED, 7th HEAVEN, SUMMERLAND, BOUNTY HUNTER, , MELROSE PLACE, KINGPIN, 10-8, CLUBHOUSE, WANTED, QUEENS SUPREME, HENRY LEE, JO, HOME OF THE BRAVE, TITANS, ALL SOULS, SILVERLAKE, CRAZY, WEDDING CHAPEL, SUNSET BEACH, THE NEW LOVE BOAT: THE NEXT WAVE, BUDDY FARO, RESCUE 77, GLORY, GLORY, SAFE HARBOR, FORBIDDEN ISLAND, ODD JOBS, SAVANNAH, AFTER JIMMY,
A SEASON IN PURGATORY, BULLET HEARTS, WOLFE PACK, PACIFIC PALISADES, MALIBU SHORES, BURKE’S LAW, SATAN SCHOOL FOR GIRLS, MADMAN OF THE PEOPLE, MODELS INC., HEAVEN HELP US, ROBIN’S HOODS, UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL, THE KINDRED, WINNETKA ROAD, 2000 MALIBU ROAD, THE ROUND TABLE, PIER 66, GRASS ROOTS AND THE HEIGHTS.
BURGUESINHA 2017 Feature Film / Consulting Producer, Casting Director
TV GUIDE NETWORK INTERVIEW 2014 / “THE STORY BEHIND: Beverly Hills 90210”
PICK n ROLL(2013) Episodic Casting Director CSA
STEFANO FORMAGGIO Short Film(2013) Casting Director CSA
MARZA (2013) Short Film / Producer / Casting Director CSA
GLORY DAYS (2013) Independent Film / Co-Producer
FUNNY or DIE (2012) Casting Director CSA/ Dave Pavoni Producer
STITCHED 2011 Special Thanks
RED GOLD Feature Film (2013) Co-Producer / Talent Executive / Casting Director CSA
MATISSE's MUSE, Short Film (2012) Creative Producer
THE GHOSTMAKERaka BOX of SHADOWS,Feature Film (2011) Co-Executive Producer / Casting Director CSA
BAND FROM HELL aka NEOWOLF (2008) Ind Film / Intermedia Artists / Casting Director CSA
JUICED Feature Film (In Development) / Jose Canseco - Pamela Shae, Producers / Talent Executive / Casting Director CSA
PRIVATE & GROUP ACTING COACH FOR AUDITIONS
ON SET COACHING
PRIVATE ACTOR CONSULTATION
CASTING WORKSHOPS / GROUP ACTING CLASSES
"You have to believe what you are saying for the Casting Director, Producer, Director etc. to believe and enjoy along with you. Know why you are saying what your character is conveying in the material.
Be consistent throughout your read. If you make a mistake keep going unless asked to start over. Make us remember you with the real qualities of you and understanding your character. Stay in the moment, be a good listener.
Find and know the most interesting aspects of who you are.
Travel, live adventures, experience life whenever possible and be observant of all aspects and people.
Be interested and passionate about what you enjoy.
Don’t compare yourself to anyone; run your own race with yourself.
Do something for your career each day; watch a film, take a class, watch a commercial, read sides, anything that will keep you immersed and ready to adapt when you get opportunities to audition.
Don’t take short cuts when it comes to your headshots, reels etc. Make them great and memorable."
“True star quality is unique and distinctive, a degree of excellence, allure and charm. It’s a luminary characteristic an actor is gifted with, a ‘magic’ that sets her/him apart, to an exclusive echelon of celebrity. Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, Elvis, Marlon Brando, all possessed an infectious appeal that kept us fascinated and wanting more. Exceptional actors today re-invent themselves for each role, its exclusive, distinctive and exciting to watch.
“I look for dedication and commitment to acting which includes a willingness to study. When I am attaching actors, I ask myself, is this someone I would want to watch week after week or for 2 hours in a film? Are they interesting and special? Would they have mass appeal? Sometimes it's charm, energy, instant charisma, you can tell this person is different from the rest. The transformation at auditions and finally onto the screen is a process that is rewarding for everyone when it all comes together.”
“I do hundreds of meetings a year and occasionally I meet someone who has that charismatic, engaging quality. An essence that intrigues and maintains my interest throughout the interview. It’s exclusive, and exceptional. Simply put, “STAR QUALITY”.
“Be enthusiastic, committed, work hard, be persistent and stay determined to be the best you can be. Remember, you are competing with yourself, it is your race. If acting is your dream then dare to do it, be dedicated! Don’t settle for good, strive for Great! Be professional and embrace every opportunity!"
2 SHAE !