ShoWorks Entertainment VIP Launch Party takes place this Saturday, October 24 in Hollywood and YOU’RE INVITED!

The exciting,  new, kids entertainment company ShoWorks Entertainment will host their official VIP Red Carpet Launch on Oct 24th 2015 at the Lounge Theatre in Hollywood, and Hollywood Mom Blog readers are invited to attend!  The “Yellow” carpet arrivals start promptly at 12:00pm.

At the launch party, the team will introduce their multi-camera technical workshops, and the attendees will hear from top Disney directors. After walking the “yellow” carpet with their photographer-filled step and repeat, you and your child actors are welcome to mingle with industry professionals, enjoy complimentary food and drinks prior to the main presentation at 1:00pm.

Please RSVP via their website at

Showorks Entertainment Invitation

About ShoWorks Upcoming Multi-Camera workshops:

Showorks will debut with a brand new Multi-Camera weekend workshop, to teach and prepare young actors for set. This is not an acting course, but more of an educational training, to ensure young actors learn the skills and terminology used on a professional multi camera set.  Using popular shows from Disney and Nickelodeon, the staff will take them through the process from script to screen.

Many talented young actors are focused on delivering their best performance, but are unaware of the inner workings of this specific format.

From table reads to script layouts, camera blocking, stage direction, rehearsals, set terminology and shooting techniques, students will have the essential tools necessary to confidently perform “on the day.” Showorks strives to help save directors, camera coordinators and production much-needed time on set by streamlining the preparation process.

In addition to giving students a clear advantage, Showorks feels that these are invaluable tools to have in your child’s acting toolbox and on your child’s resume, showing casting directors that these actors are properly prepared for a professional multi-camera set.

Meet the ShoWorks Team:

Jo Galloway

jo gallowayOriginally from Cape Town, South Africa, Jo is an internationally qualified dance (modern and tap) and drama teacher through the I.S.T.D of London and the Waterfront Theatre College of Cape Town. She is also a professional actress, singer, dancer (ballet, modern and tap), writer, TV Host and international voice artist, and has performed in numerous musicals and stage productions all over the world. Including productions of  “Cats,” “Hairspray,” “The Full Monty,” African Footprint,” Some Girls,” Look Back in Anger,” “Boeing-Boeing,” “Perfect Wedding” and ” That’ll Be The Day – The Buddy Holly Story,” to name a few.

Jo was nominated twice for her stage performances – the role of Demeter in “Cats,” followed by Amber in “Hairspray.”

Jo has also co written three original productions “Dick & I” – a parody on Richard the III, “Happily Ever Laughter,” and “The Fugard Fest of Comedy,” which was performed at the prestigious Athol Fugard Theatre in Cape Town.

Before leaving South Africa, Jo moved into television and film, and co-wrote the hit sketch comedy TV show “Sketch U Later.” South Africa’s answer to SNL. She has most recently been working on the production and acting side of multi-camera children’s Disney shows such as “ANTfarm,” “Mighty Med,” “Bunk’d” and “Gamers Guide,” as well as continuing to act professionally in TV and Film here in the USA.

In addition, Jo also hosts her own online TV show “From Hollywood with Jo Galloway” for TMTvSA, Visit her website at

Darren Portilla

Darren PortillaA born and bred LA native, Darren is one of the creators and directors of ShoWorks Entertainment. Luckily he is still able to play the “18 to look younger” roles, which has allowed him to become very familiar with the world of Disney and Nickelodeon.

As well as an actor and writer, Darren is well known on the production teams of many Disney shows. Working on sets such as ” ANTfarm,” “Mighty Med,” “Bunk’d,” “Bella and the Bulldogs,” “Gamers Guide,” and “Jessie.”

Darren has worked extensively in the Multi Cam comedy genre, and has also recently had a role on the new hit CBS show “Code Black.”

In addition to shooting many national television commercials for clients such as “Starbucks,” “Union Bank,” “Nike,” “Disneyland,” and Nickelodeon’s “TeenNick,” he also starred in a re- occurring role on the Nickelodeon show “Supah Ninjas.”

Darren is trained in all aspects of the performing industry including voice over, and is currently writing a half hour comedy show together with his business partner and co founder of ShoWorks Entertainment, Jo.