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Estes Tarver

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Book a One on One Consultation with Estes to discuss your career, your marketing, your training, or any other industry questions you may have as a filmmaker, actor, writer, or producer. With his 25+ years in the business Estes has practical solutions and methods to help you move forward in your career.

Rate: 80/hour

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Estes Tarver is an award-winning actor, director, writer, and producer based in Raleigh, NC. He has acted in film, tv and theatre in  NYC, LA, NC, and regionally. A few of his television credits include  Outer Banks (OBX3), Mr. Mercedes, Swamp Thing, Black Lightning, House of Cards, Teenage Bounty Hunters, and Burden.  You might also have seen him as a recurring guest star in season two of Under The Dome on CBS as Tom Tilden.  On stage and camera, Estes has worked with Oscar/Emmy winning actors and directors. He has written and produced a multiple award winning feature film, Changeover on Amazon Prime,  in addition to writing/producing/directing national brand commercials (Walgreens, Alli, Hasbro…etc).  Estes founded Moonlight Stage Company/Moonlight Arts and Entertainment, an arts training center and media production company. Estes coaches actors at the professional level, taught acting at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and also the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory. He has an MFA in acting from UNC-Chapel Hill and has students regularly acting in stage, film, and television, including booking major roles on countless shows and films such as Disney’s The Lone Ranger, Stranger Things, Outer Banks, AMC’s Preacher, The Walking Dead, Halt and Catch Fire Turn, Insatiable, Tropical Cop Tales, Sleepy Hollow, Barely Lethal, Triple Nine, Last Vegas, HBO's Eastbound and Down, Hunger Games, and many more on such networks as Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Disney XD, CBS, HBO, L & O, etc. Other students have booked Broadway shows, the National tour of Peter Pan as well as being accepted and receiving scholarships into top college programs (Tisch, UNCSA, Elon).

Estes Tarver

Estes as Tom Tilden on CBS'
Under the Dome
Estes as Billy on
Netflix's OBX

"Estes is a true gem and it thrills me that the artists I work with regionally have Estes in their corner. He provides a tremendous support to the actor and their families, while navigating projects. He also has great insight on the appropriate direction needed for flawless execution. His tapes and coaching are spot on and better than most I have seen coming out of Los Angeles."

Liz York Principal

Entertainment Los Angeles

"Moonlight Stage Co has become a premier training and performance facility in Raleigh, NC. The level of training rivals any schools in Ny or Los Angeles. Their students get major roles in major productions all around the United States. I have used their actors for teaching workshops and am absolutely dazzled by the level of talent and professionalism. And their ability to bring joy to their work."

-Joan Darling

Talent and Literary Management

Principal Ent. L.A.

Industry Entertainment L.A.

Talent and Literary Management

"Estes Tarver and his company Moonlight are some of the most professional coaches and audition taping resources I've had the good fortune to have clients utilize. Tapes coming from Estes are perfectly lit, framed, and edited and compete with the best self-tapes I see from a variety of markets. Making them even more competitive is the coaching Estes provides. Clients of mine who have worked with Estes have been flown to LA to screen test for everything from studio features to independent film to network tv to the latest streaming shows and several have gone on to book significant, career building opportunities."

Michael Hepburn
Industry Entertainment

Los Angeles

Joan Darling

Emmy and Directors Guild of America winner. Director of the legendary “Chuckles” Episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show, named the number one tv show of all time by TV Guide.