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Santa Clarita Actors, KHTS Show Hosts Submit Contest Entry

Santa Clarita Actors, KHTS Show Hosts Submit Contest Entry

Click on the contest link here to support the Santa Clarita entrants.

Two Santa Clarita actors submitted their votes for an online contest to promote independent actors, actresses and their work at

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KHTS AM-1220 morning show host George Cummings and Thresa Katz, his co-host of “Friday Matinee,” a weekly afternoon show on Fridays at noon. KHTS Show Host George Cummings

“I heard about it from a friend of mine who is involved in, as far as getting people to do these types of projects,” Cummings said. “They search for new talent.”

The friend was asking if Cummings could promote the contest on the show, and the pair decided to make their own entry, as well.

The contest is called Follow the Script, and it challenges actors and actresses to perform an independent script offered on the site.

The entry was shot in a day and with two takes, with the actors deciding to use their first take.

The contest has a $500 grand prize for the winner, which is chosen based on online votes. There is a second-place prize of $250, and the third-place prize is $50.

Anyone who’s interested in viewing the contest can vote here at

Katz and Cummings have been working in local theater for years, with Cummings and Katz, also known as “T. Katz,” first meeting on the set of the production of “Footloose” for the Canyon Theatre Guild.

Thresa KatzWe really didn’t know each other that well until we started working on the “Friday Matinee,” said Cummings, “but we kind of professionally, instantly clicked.”

The pair act out a scene called “Nudie State Beach,” where Cummings is a detective of sorts looking to help Katz’ character serve divorce papers on her husband.

The catch is, her husband is at restricted beach — restricted in the sense that it’s a nude beach.

There’s an obvious chemistry between their characters, and Cummings’ detective role agrees to serve the papers in an effort to get a date with the would-be divorcee.

The script was provided to the actors through the contest, which closed to video submissions Monday afternoon.

“Friday Matinee” is an arts and entertainment show on KHTS that features artists and entertainers from Santa Clarita and beyond.

Podcasts and videos are available on the station’s website and YouTube page, respectively.

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Source: Santa Clarita News

Santa Clarita Actors, KHTS Show Hosts Submit Contest Entry

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Perry Smith is a print and broadcast journalist who has won several awards for his focused, hyperlocal community coverage in several different regions of the country. In addition to five years of experience covering the Santa Clarita Valley, Smith, a San Fernando Valley native, has worked in newspapers and news websites in Los Angeles, the Northwest, the Central Valley and the South, before coming to KHTS in 2012. To contact Smith, email him at
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