Founded in 2006 by Jane Petrov, Roy Havrilack, and Steven Beeson, SkyTown was born out of the desire to create great quality, entertaining video for audiences, artists and businesses. SkyTown understands the power of video and clients love working with them because they deliver on time, on budget, and have fun along the way! The team has enjoyed producing dynamic, original content for television, film, and web; from concept development to final product, recognizing that quality is in the details, every step of the way. SkyTown has also worked with several indie artists: recording in the studio,
taping shows, or producing music videos.
As the industry continued its digital shift in 2009, Roy and Jane (also actors) saw the need for quality self-tapes. The team combined their expertise in production, acting, and business to help actors create their best auditions and demo reels and soon became the go to self-tape service provider in NYC. Shortly after, Jane helped expand SkyTown to LA, heading up self-tape auditions and production in Hollywood. SkyTown is thrilled to be part of such a talented bi-coastal ever-growing acting community!
Meet Our Team
A Long Island native, Roy received his BA in Theatre Arts from Oneonta State University before making New York City his home. Roy heads up SkyTown’s NY SoHo studio, and has been coaching actors on their self tape auditions for over 10 years, helping them to book leading and supporting roles in all media including projects produced by Disney, Plan B, Netflix, Hulu, Tina Fey, Amy Pohler, Tom Hanks and John Stewart to name just a few. Roy has seen careers blossom and skyrocket for so many of the actors he’s had the privilege of working with. He is encouraged and inspired by their tenacity and talent on the long, and often times, bumpy road to ‘over-night success’. He is truly honored to be a part of their journey.
In the fall of 2018, Roy began teaching On Camera Audition Technique with an emphasis on the self-tape. Roy would like to express his heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to his dear friend and mentor in this industry, long time NY commercial casting director Angela Montalbano (retired) for her wisdom, love, support and grace. Roy has directed and produced corporate, marketing and educational video projects for the following clients: Anthem Healthcare, Environmental Resource Center, Move This World / Manage Mindfully, LIM College, Cache and The Tourette Association of America, where Roy serves as a board member of the NYC Chapter.
Roy directed and produced the following narrative works: A new comedy web series, "The Four Letter Word"- Official Selection: Houston Comedy Film Festival, Web Series Festival & Global-Hollywood and The Web Show Show; and also produced the short films: "January"- Official Selection: Big Apple Film Festival, NY Short Film Festival, Hollywood Sky Film Festival; "Sitter"- 2nd place, Downbeach Film Festival 2012; "The Fairy Princess"- Best Short Film: Moondance Int’l Film Festival; and "Finding a Match"- Official Selection: Big Apple Film Festival.
Roy also has an extensive background in corporate communication skills training. As a consultant to Business Talk Inc., he has facilitated workshops and coached attorneys at top law firms across the country at Sullivan & Cromwell, Milbank Tweed and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, as well as, corporate executives at Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase
and Avon Products Inc. He has also led pitching and presentation skills workshops for writers and Tony Award winning producers through TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited) in NYC.
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Jane heads up SkyTown’s East Hollywood studio and has been coaching actors on their self tape auditions for over 10 years, helping them to book leading and supporting roles in all media. She has taught Self-Tape Audition Technique at Baron Brown Studios and has been teaching On-Camera Audition/Self-Tape Technique at the SkyTown studio in LA.
As a producer, she most recently attended Cannes Film Market in 2017, and was able to secure a world-wide distribution deal for the horror feature film, American Blood Shed, by Cliff Vasko.
She has developed, directed and/or produced many corporate videos and short films that include: "Words to Live By," "What Future" (Winner - Outstanding Production Value at Laughlin International Film Festival and official selections including Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema – Best Director & Best Screenplay Nominations, The Short Film
Corner at Festival de Cannes, and Hoboken International Film Festival); "The Fairy Princess" (Best Short Film-2009 Moondance International Film Festival); "Finding a Match" (2009 Big Apple Film Festival); "Clemency" and "Opposites Attract."
Prior to founding SkyTown, Jane worked in New York and regional theater. For several years, she served as the Artistic Director of Playwrights/Actors Contemporary Theatre, a non-profit company that develops new plays for the New York stage.
Jane has an extensive background in corporate communications skills training. She has led workshops and coached attorneys and executives at top law firms and financial companies that include Sullivan & Cromwell, Milbank Tweed, Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, White & Case, Blank Rome, World Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland, Merrill Lynch, JP Morgan Chase, and Avon Products.
She has been a guest speaker for TRU (Theater Resources Unlimited, a non-profit organization that connects playwrights to Broadway and Off-Broadway producers; and was an on-camera celebrity interview host for PREMIERE Magazine Online. She is in currently writing, acting and producing original content for social media/film festivals. She holds a BA in International Communications from The George Washington University.
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As founding member of SkyTown Entertainment, Steven is currently in pre-production on the film "En Suite" as part of the Second Tier Pretty producing team. He produced the award-winning short film, "Sitter," by Jennifer Harrison and on the short film "January," an adaptation from the award-winning play, Months on End, by Craig Pospisil.
Steven oversees the editing services division and its team. He is working to help identify and develop new talent and projects to bring to SkyTown’s creative team.
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