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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
with VETERAN SOAP STAR OF ALL MY CHILDREN, ALAN DYSERT
5-Week Class Starting Next Week. Thursday Evenings - 7:00 to 9:00
$195 per 5-week session.


Alan Dysert, best known in the United States as "Sean Cudahy" on ABC-TV’s top-rated soap opera, All My Children, was a full contract player for five years, performing in over 500 episodes.

Alan’s portrayal of this character put him on the cover of "People Magazine" and made him a very much in demand guest on such national shows as Regis and Kathie Lee, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Merv Griffin Show and The Mike Douglas Show as well as all the major talk shows at ABC affiliates across the United States. The shows Alan did for All My Children are still playing in many countries outside the U.S.

Not restricting his career to soap opera, he has appeared in national commercials, prime time television, film. Alan was cast in two feature films last year and has served as Executive Producer on four other feature films. Alan also directs commercials and produces music videos.

Alan trains actors and performers in many cities including Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis and others. In Nashville, he has made notable contributions as the acting coach to the country music stars. He prepares recording artists for their music videos and consults their record companies on television projects and performance development.

In this workshop, Alan focuses on the realities of acting in front of a camera whether it is for a film, a soap opera, a situation comedy, a commercial or a music video. As acting for the camera is very different from acting for the stage, it is essential that anyone wishing to pursue a career as an actor learn the hows and whys of acting for the various mediums.

Alan brings years of practical experience as a working actor and film producer to these workshops designed to educate students regarding realistic and usable approaches to acting and the business of acting. He uses frequent performance in front of the camera for all students to help them become more comfortable and relaxed with the on-camera process. Having spent twelve years in Los Angeles, six years in New York and a great deal of time in Chicago and Nashville, Alan teaches his students how to get started in the business as well as finding work in all of the major markets.

Class sizes are kept small to allow for greater personal attention. Students work with scripts from films, sit-coms, soap operas and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises.

Alan’s approach not only enhances the seasoned talent’s performance with additional training, but also provides those with little or no acting experience a non-threatening environment for acquiring the skills that will prepare them for future performance in front of the camera.

Alan’s advanced acting class is on Wednesday nights. The first time he works with a student, he usually bring them into the Thursday night class.

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGES 8 TO 12 YEARS OLD
Start Any Time! Every Tuesday - 4:30 to 6:00
$195 per 5-week session


I am looking for young actors that really want to learn what acting is all about and hopefully learn how to get paid to use the skills they learn. There will be assignments and memorization work. The class will be fun, but there will be very low tolerance for any student that distracts others from their work. The hope is that this group of young actors will continue to study together after the first six weeks. I want this to build into a class for young actors wishing to pursue acting as a possible future career. As these young actors get older they will be able to move into the professional teen class that is already in place.
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SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:.
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· Audition Skills.
· Memorization Techniques.
· Focus and Concentration Exercises.
· Scene Work.
· Monologues.
· Set Etiquette.
· Introduction to Improvisation.
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The parents will be brought into the program for the beginning of the first session and most of the last session. In the last session, we will discuss the business side of acting and how to get the students involved in the film and television projects that are being produced in Tennessee..
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The classes will be set up in 5-week session. Any missed classes can be made up.


To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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ONGOING 5-WEEK SESSIONS FOR TEENS!
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS

Start Any Time! Every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm
$195 every 5 weeks.


I am looking for teen actors that really want to learn what acting is all about and hopefully learn how to get paid to use the skills they learn. There will be assignments and memorization work. The class will be fun, but there will be very low tolerance for any student that distracts others from their work. The hope is that this group of teen actors will continue to study together after the first six weeks. I want this to build into a class for teen actors wishing to pursue acting as a possible future career.

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:

· Audition Skills
· Memorization techniques
· Focus and Concentration exercises
· Scene Study
· Monologues
· Set Etiquette
· Introduction to Improvisation

We will discuss the business side of acting and how to get the students involved in the film and television projects that are being produced in Tennessee.

This will be an after-school program on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm.
The classes will be set up in 5-week sessions. Any missed classes can be made up.

Can Start Any Week.


To sign up, please call 615-500-7661 or email Alan Dysert at: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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ACTING IN COMMERCIALS with ALAN DYSERT
Two Saturdays, May 7th and 14th from 4:00pm to 6:30pm
$145



This 2-session workshop will be very comprehensive. We'll look at commercials and commercial acting styles with lots of on-camera commercial work.

>> GET YOURSELF NOTICED! <<

The second session is a private taping session in which we will make a DVD of all members of the class. It will be sent to 7 agents and 7 casting directors.

Actors in the United States make more money from commercials than in all movies and television combined. This is an area where you really need to know what you are doing. Being a good actor isn't enough. Commercials are a different game. The competition is skilled. Winging it won't get you there.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
·Commercial Forms ·Acting Styles in Commercials ·Character Spokesperson ·Interviews and Auditions ·Getting Booked ·One-Liners ·Voice-Over ·Relationship to the Camera ·Product Handling


Call Alan Dysert at 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
Tuesday Evening, May 10th from 6:30 to 9:00
(Ages 13+ - Class Limit: 12) Price: $75


Be prepared to work fast, and learn a lot in the process! In this workshop, you'll learn the tricks of the trade to "up your game" in the unavoidable world of auditioning. You'll work with short audition scripts: one will be provided a couple of days in advance, and a second will be handed out in class.

This class will teach you how to make your auditions come alive. It will address Film/TV auditions, cold reads, and commercial auditions, in the format of getting an audition script, rehearsing it, taping it, getting a critique, and taping it again.

ABOUT ROBIN DAUGHERTY
For the past 25 years, Robin has been taping auditions and coaching actors at talent agencies, production companies, and casting agencies, in Minneapolis, New York, and Nashville (“over 15,000 times…”). Each year, Robin organizes a panel at the Nashville Film Festival, discussing the “Art of Auditioning.” A Nashville native, Robin’s acting adventure started at the age of 6, with an appearance at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, which his uncle John had started a year earlier. That same year, Robin was hired on as a recurring cast member on the “Romper Room” kids’ show. At age 11, Robin became a member of the Tom Tichenor Marionette Troupe, and at 14, he received a Young Filmmaker’s Commendation from the Sinking Creek Film Festival, which evolved into today’s Nashville Film Festival. Since then, Robin has worked in many areas of film, television, and theatre production.

Currently, Robin can be seen starring in a handful of TV commercials, the pilot episode of Lesley Surdi’s new sitcom, GRATUITY NOT INCLUDED, several web series, episode 102 of BORN AGAIN VIRGIN on TVOne , episodes 304 and 402 of ABC’s NASHVILLE, as well as the films CHANGING HEARTS (2002), CHASING GHOSTS (2015), PATERNITY LEAVE (2015), REMEMBER THE GOAL (2016), and WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH GERALD? (2016). In the summer of 2015, Robin won the Best Actor award at the 48-Hour Film Festival for the short film, WHEN TO END. Robin studied TV/Film Acting at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.

To sign up for the class please email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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INVESTIGATING VOICE OVERS
Thursday Evening, May 12th from 6:00 to 9:00pm
$125



* DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES FOR VOICE ACTING?

* WORK OUT AT THE MIC WITH COACHING AND PLAYBACK

* LEARN HOW THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY WORKS

* NETWORK WITH OTHER ASPIRING VOICE ACTORS

* PUMP UP YOUR CONFIDENCE AND VOICE OVER SKILLS

* STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION FOR VO SUCCESS

This is a 3-hour workshop designed to give you an overview of the voice-over/voice-acting industry. You'll learn how this industry works. How to work from your home studio, about agents, unions, demos, and financial possibilities.

Find out if you have what it takes to be successful as a voice actor. Everyone will have an opportunity to read and record copy on mic and be coached by award-winning voice actor and spoken-word producer, Joe Loesch!

The class will be held at Joe's studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.

Joe is an award winning narrator and audiobook producer for many top publishers such as, Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing, Topics Entertainment, Thomas Nelson, eChristian Publishing, Toy Box Productions, Pacific Press, Readio Theatre, Audible.com, Lampo Press and more. He received a nomination for Spoken Word Producer of the year by the AFIM for his production of 'The Alamo - A Line In The Sand.' As a voice actor he has recorded dozens of award winning AudioBooks. Check out Joe's titles at NewWayToRead.com.

Class fee: $125

Call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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CASTING DIRECTOR HOLLY ALLEN’S FILM SCENE STUDY INTENSIVE
Saturday, May 14th from 10:00am to 5:00pm
$145


This workshop is an intensive scene study class where you will learn a lot in 6 hours. You will have the opportunity to work on-camera with a scene partner where you will receive detailed direction and feedback.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
– Script Analysis
– Connecting with your Scene Partner
– Thinking Like the Character
– Wants, Obstacles, & Actions
– Making Positive Choices
– Risk Taking
– Empowering Yourself
– Analysis of Performance

Holly Allen is a freelance Casting Director, Acting Teacher, and Creativity Coach, based in Chicago and Nashville. She has been casting for over 15 years and continues to work on commercials, industrials, and independent film projects. Her indie film casting credits include: Wind, Chasing Ghosts, Deadline, and No Regrets. She has cast nearly a thousand commercials and industrials. In Chicago she runs sessions for Paskal Rudnicke Casting who casts for television series, commercials, industrials, and feature films.

Although she loves casting, her adoration for teaching may take the lead. She began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and in private lessons for almost 20 years. She has been conducting workshops for The Actor’s School for many years now and loves helping actors achieve their goals!

Being a professionally trained performer herself for over 20 years, she has a vast knowledge of the technique of acting and also the challenges and obstacles that actors face in their career. She strives to create a fun, safe environment in all her workshops where she will also challenge you and push you to grow. She encourages mistakes, taking risks, and empowers you to trust yourself and your creative instincts. This is a fantastic class to explore, experiment, do the work, and leave with more knowledge, tools, and confidence.

Each student will have the opportunity to work on-camera with detailed direction and feedback. She also gives each student a 4-page handout with tons of tips, advice, local acting websites, books to read, union info, and local agency information.

What Students are Saying:

“I LOVED Holly’s class on Saturday…she is the perfect combination of honest, knowledgeable, encouraging and empowering to actors. I learned SO much and can’t wait to apply the things I received from her. It’s obvious that she is genuinely passionate about teaching and helping actors reach their potential.” – Kate S.

“Thank you for your truthfulness and kind words of wisdom – it’s definitely a different breed!” – Susan J.

“Your class was brilliant and has by far been my greatest learning experience. I will highly recommend your class to others.” – Janel S.

“Thank you for the invaluable auditioning techniques you taught us on Saturday. I have an audition on Monday and I plan to incorporate many of them. The class has already boosted my confidence ten-fold.” – Missy W.

To find out more about Holly Allen visit her website at To find out more about Holly Allen visit her website at hollyallenonline.com.

To sign up for the class please call (615) 50B0-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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CAREER BUILDING CLASS FOR ACTORS
Sunday, May 15th from 3:00 to 5:00
$45


Alan Dysert will teach this informative and essential class for all actors. Your acting career is half craft and half business. If you don’t have both sides covered, your chances of succeeding are greatly decreased.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Marketing yourself in Nashville · Marketing yourself in Atlanta, Memphis, Wilmington, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York & Chicago · Your front door image/evaluation · Contracts · Actors Unions · Residuals and Profit Participation · Network Contracts · Agents and Managers · Investors for your career · Tax considerations

To make a reservation please call Alan Dysert at: (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

www.ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, May 21st from 9:00am to 4:00pm
PRICE: $145.00


You'll learn advanced audition techniques, scene work, improvisation, while learning what Casting Directors and Talent Agents really have to say."

"It can be difficult to relax when the actor walks through the casting door," says Moore. "This workshop helps each actor shed their fears and get comfortable as the casting room process is revealed." Come see it from the Casting Director's perspective. Regina offers her knowledge in a nurturing and positive manner creating a comfort zone for actors to excel. Regina relates to the actor regardless of whether they are a beginner or a professional. As an instructor, she is known for her ability to recognize potential and encouraging the growing actor with her straight forward, no nonsense approach.

Regina Moore has been in the entertainment industry for over 30 years. First an actress, Regina is now a casting director in the areas of film, television, commercials, print, music videos, and live performances. She is, without a doubt, the busiest casting director in this region. She casts feature films, TV pilots, commercials, music videos and all other areas of on-camera performance. This is a rare opportunity to be one of a small group to study and audition for this very in-demand talent specialist in an intimate and informal atmosphere.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:

· Advanced audition techniques
· Scene work
· Improvisation
· How casting directors and talent agents communicate
· Important relationships for performers
· Learning who you are professionally
· Promotional materials and marketing yourself
· First impressions
· Evaluations

CLASS WILL BE AT REGINA'S CASTING OFFICE

Please email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.com or call (615) 500-7661.


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PODCAST ACTOR'S PLAYHOUSE with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, May 21st, 10am to 4pm - NASHVILLE!
$295


Voice Actors create their own audio adventure! Through a simple creative process you will create a script with your team. You'll create your own character (with help from your instructor), then become that character for your roll.After each voice actor is recorded you join in the editing process (which provides an opportunity for you to pick up on editing tips to help you with your own home recording/editing process. Licensed music and sound effects are then added to enhance your performance in this adventure! This is a true "Theatre Of The Mind" experience! This podcast will be uploaded to the internet under "The Podcast Actor's Playhouse"! ​This could be the most fun you'll have in 2016!

Disclaimer:
​You must have previous acting or voice-over experience to participate in this workshop, or be pre-approved by Joe or Alan.

Please email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.com or call (615) 500-7661.


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STUDIO SINGING 101 by PRODUCER P.T. HOUSTON
Saturday, May 21st from 10 am to 1 pm
$95


Studio singing is quite different from live performing. Learn the techniques the pros use to achieve excellent vocals. This class will be held in a recording studio where we will cover how to use proper mic placement, headphone position, vocal coaching and more . Each student will be able to record 1 song with top producer P.T. Houston. You can provide your own song or choose from our abundant catalog.

ABOUT P.T. HOUSTON, ENGINEER/PRODUCER
Houston is a seasoned recording engineer/producer who has spent the last 12 years in the trenches recording songs for the hit songwriters in Nashville. Houston is one of the top tracking engineers in town, and his clients trust him to get the sound they need so their songs can be pitched to stars like Tim McGraw, Lady A, Rascal Flats and many others. In music row’s fast paced and demanding recording environment, Houston has honed his skills and is a master at creating demos that sound like records. His recordings have also helped several up and coming artists land their record deals. His background also includes recording in LA and New York, as well as touring the world as lead guitarist with legendary country star, Freddy Fender. He has played guitar for Randy Meisner from the Eagles, as well as Billy Swan, and Phil Everly from the Everly Brothers. He offers extraordinary backing vocals for his clients, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboards, drums and percussion when needed. He is multi-talented and has a keen ear for getting the best performance out of the artist. Clients credit “Off the Row” and Houston for getting the best tracks in town, definitely Nashville’s best kept secret.

To make a reservation please call Alan Dysert at: (615) 500-7661 or send an email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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THE AUDIOBOOK WORKSHOP with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 to 5:00
Your Career Investment: $295


Learn techniques that win auditions and what's required in this long form reading industry. Joe has been producing and narrating audiobooks for over 20 years. His experience will guide you through the process and quite possibly to your first audio book project. You will record reading from your favorite books which you'll bring to the workshop. Work with novels, self-help, fiction, nonfiction, children's books, and history. You'll learn how to make your character stand apart from the narrator. Develop your character's attitude! Learn how to find work within the publishing world and how to market yourself as an audiobook personality.

Joe Loesch has produced hundreds of audiobooks for authors such as, Beth Moore, Bill Hybels, Jimmy Carter, Zig Ziglar, Robert Schuller, Jon Acuff, Dave Ramsey and many others. For publishing companies such as, HarperCollins, Thomas Nelson, Pacific Press, University Press, Zondervan, Guideposts, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions, Dalmation Press, Ideals Publications, Warner Brothers and dozens of others. Joe owns his own line of audiobooks under Readio Theatre, LLC. You can check out his line of audiobooks at NewWayToRead.com

We'll record live in the workshop and you'll be coached by one of the busiest spoken word producers in the industry! The audio you record on this day is yours to keep! Plus, everyone goes home with one of Joe's award winning audiobooks!

Location: Joe’s Digital Home Studio – 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211

CaCall 615-500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com to reserve your space.


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TWO-Day ACTING for FILM & TV WORKSHOP AT THE BEACH!
Sunday, July 9th & 10th - Destin, FL
$195 for this weekend workshop!

Taught by former “All My Children” Star Alan Dysert founder & artistic director of The Actor's School - Over 20 years as the MOST SUCCESSFUL school for acting for film & TV in the southeast.

Students have appeared in hundreds of movies,TV shows & national commercials.

Past Students Include: Miley Cyrus, Chord Overstreet (GLEE), Annie Thurman (Hunger Games), Claire Engler (Disney A.N.T. Farm), Patrick Johnson (USA’S Necessary Roughness), Rachel DiPillo (NBC’S CHICAGO MED.), Casey Bond (MoneyBall).

LIMITED TO ONLY 16 STUDENTS

To make a reservation call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
www.ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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THE ACTOR'S SCHOOL OPENS NEW SCHOOL IN BOWLING GREEN, KY!

NEW! ACTING FOR THE CAMERA 2-DAY WORKSHOP
with VETERAN SOAP STAR OF ALL MY CHILDREN, ALAN DYSERT
Saturday, Date: TBA from 10:00-2:00 and Sunday, Date: TBA from 1:00-5:00
The New SKyPAC - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center


In this workshop, Alan focuses on the realities of acting in front of a camera whether it is for a film, a soap opera, a situation comedy, a commercial or a music video. As acting for the camera is very different from acting for the stage, it is essential that anyone wishing to pursue a career as an actor learn the hows and whys of acting for the various mediums. Students work with scripts from films, sitcoms, soap operas and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises.

Alan Dysert, best known in the United States as "Sean Cudahy" on ABC-TV’s top-rated soap opera, All My Children, was a full contract player for five years, performing in over 500 episodes. Alan’s portrayal of this character put him on the cover of "People Magazine" and made him a very much in demand guest on such national shows as Regis and Kathie Lee, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Merv Griffin Show and The Mike Douglas Show as well as all the major talk shows at ABC affiliates across the United States. The shows Alan did for All My Children are still playing in many countries outside the U.S. Not restricting his career to soap opera, he has appeared in national commercials, prime time television, and film. Alan was cast in two feature films last year and has served as Executive Producer on four other feature films. Alan also directs commercials and produces music videos.

Alan brings years of practical experience as a working actor and film producer to these workshops designed to educate students regarding realistic and usable approaches to acting and the business of acting. He uses frequent performance in front of the camera for all students to help them become more comfortable and relaxed with the on-camera process. Having spent twelve years in Los Angeles, six years in New York and a great deal of time in Chicago and Nashville, Alan teaches his students how to get started in the business as well as finding work in all of the major markets.

Alan trains actors and performers in many cities including Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis and others. In Nashville, he has made notable contributions as the acting coach to the country music stars. He prepares recording artists for their music videos and consults their record companies on television projects and performance development.

Alan’s approach not only enhances the seasoned talent’s performance with additional training, but also provides those with little or no acting experience a non-threatening environment for acquiring the skills that will prepare them for future performance in front of the camera.

Saturday, Date: TBA from 10:00-2:00 and Sunday, Date: TBA from 1:00-5:00
Classes will be held at The New SKyPAC - Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center.

Total cost for the weekend workshop: $175

To make a reservation call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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AN INTRODUCTION TO IMPROV COMEDY with SPROCKET IMPROV
with BARRY McALISTER and CINDY CARTER
Tuesday Evening, DATE: TBA from 7:00 to 9:00pm


SPROCKET IMPROV - with Barry McAlister and Cindy Carter... two long-time area improv favorites!

You’ve seen it on TV, and you’ve been hearing about others doing it- so why not jump in and give it a try! Come play and have fun with Improv Comedy, in this one-night introduction to the art form that helps people be more efficient at work, gets the creative mind going, AND is great free-flowing FUN!

The class will explore the basics of thinking quickly on your feet, the fundamentals of playing improv games, and the underlying mindset behind doing long form improv. This workshop is a great introduction to the basics that can help you get a taste improv and learn some of the fun uses it offers. Actors will pick up fundamental tips on better auditions and performances, presenters can get an edge on making that big pitch, and uptight sticks-in-the-mud will loosen up and have a great evening of free-form fun!

SPROCKET IMPROV is Nashville’s newest improv company, formed by Barry McAlister and Cindy Carter - two of the areas most seasoned improvisers. Barry will be teaching the May workshop.

Barry McAlister is a long-time actor and entertainer who has studied at Chicago’s The Second City- best known for his improv character work and for his fun roles in videos and commerial, such as “the dead guy” in Joe Diffie’s “Prop Me Up Beside the Jukebox” and the dancing hunchback in KT Oslin’s “Come Next Monday.” He also hosted “Frightmare Theater” on Nashville TV, and produced the family stage show “Juniper Junction.”


Cindy Carter is an actress and improviser who has performed with many regional improv groups such as "Capitol City Improv", "Glue", "Happy Nowhere" and "Improv Nashville". She is also the co-founder and former artistic director for "Music City Improv." Cindy has studied improv at Chicago's Second City and Annoyance theaters. When Cindy isn't pursuing her improv passion, she is hard at work as a Tennessee AP award winning and 5-time Emmy nominated journalist for Fox 17 News.

SPROCKET Improv is Nashville's premier improv company, performing local shows in Nashville, teaching improv classes, and conducting corporate and event workshops.

TOTAL COST: $45

Tuesday Evening, DATE: TBA from 7:00 to 9:00pm

To make a reservation please call Alan Dysert at: (615) 500-7661 or send an email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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INTRODUCTION TO FILMMAKING Steve Horswill-Johnston
Overview Of Filmmaking And The Creation Of Your Own Short Film
Dates TBA – 7:00 to 9:00 pm (6 Tuesdays)


You may have the creativity and motivation, but do you have the ability to make a short film? This is the ideal introduction to the reality of filmmaking for people who need to balance their interest with work or other commitments. The course is for students with little or no filmmaking experience who want to learn a basic understanding of the entire film creation process. Each student will work in a team to produce their own short film.

Over six-sessions the course covers the basic aspects of filmmaking, including; story and script development, pre-production planning, shot-lists and storyboarding, directing, lighting and editing. The class will also tour a working studio in Nashville.

Taught by local producer and actor Steve Horswill-Johnston, students will gain an understanding of the process of making films.

ABOUT STEVE HORSWILL-JOHNSTON

Total cost for the six-week course: $295 (plus a $30 materials fee)
Date: TBA - 6 Tuesdays
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: The Actors School
To register, call The Actors School 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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FOR KIDS ONLY: ACTING IN COMMERCIALS with ALAN DYSERT
Two Fridays 4:30 to 6:30

This 2-session workshop will be very comprehensive look at commercials and commercial acting styles with lots of on-camera commercial work.

>> GET YOURSELF NOTICED <<
In the second class we will make a videotape of all members of the class and it will be sent to five agents and five casting directors.

Actors in the United States make more money from commercials than in all movies and television combined. This is an area where you really need to know what you're doing. Being a good actor isn't enough. Commercials are a different game. The competition is skilled. Winging it won't get you there.



TOPICS TO BE COVERED:
·Commercial Forms
·Acting Styles in Commercials
·Character Spokesperson
·Interviews and Auditions
·Getting Booked
·One-Liners
·Voice-Over
·Relationship to the Camera
·Product Handling

THERE WILL BE NO MORE THAN TWELVE ACTORS IN THE CLASS

REGISTRATION FEE: $135

To make a reservation call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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STUDENTS CAN START ANY TUESDAY - 11am to 1 pm
ALAN DYSERT’S DAYTIME 6-WEEK ACTING CLASS FOR FILM & TELEVISION

Alan works with all levels of performers from beginners to the most advanced. The daytime class provides a scheduling opportunity for students to receive the same instruction as the evening classes. The next six-week session begins on Tuesday, October 29th from 11am to 1pm.
Everything done in class is recorded on video so students can review their work at home. Alan has used this teaching method for many years and it has really paid off for his students who are working every day on film, television, commercials, music videos and stage. Students work with scripts from films, soap operas, sit-coms and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises.

Alan's approach not only enhances the seasoned talents’ performance with additional training, but also provides those with little or no acting experience a non-threatening environment in which to acquire initial practice and beginning skills to prepare them for future performance in front of the camera.

The only thing a student needs to bring is a blank VHS videotape.

The total cost for the six-week class is $195.00.

Six Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm (Start any Tuesday).

To make a reservation call (615) 500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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HOW TO WRITE A MOVIE THAT STARS YOU with BOB GIORDANO
Starts TBA – 7:00 to 9:00 pm - 3 Wednesday Evenings


Ben Affleck and Matt Damon did it with "Good Will Hunting". Lena Dunham did it with "Tiny Furniture". Brit Marling did it with "Another Earth". Quentin Tarrantino did it with "Reservoir Dogs". All these actors wrote scripts for themselves that won festivals, acclaim and awards! You can learn how to do it, too, in this four week course. Topics will include developing and writing a script that is right for you, along with an overview of how to get it made. Tired of trying to convince others that you're right for a part? Create a part that is perfect for you!

TOPICS COVERED
* Designing the right script
* Structure that works
* Breaking the rules to get attention
* Writing, producing, and what to do with your film

ABOUT BOB GIORDANO
Bob has served as President of the 600-member Tennessee Screenwriters Association. He has won several prestigious screenwriting contests and is developing several project with LA producers and writers. Bob has written local and national television ads and has taught screenwriting at Watkins College.

Total cost for the three-session course: $180

To sign up for the class please email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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THE ACTOR AND DIRECTOR: CREATING THE CHARACTER
with Director Ralph E. Portillo
Weekend Workshop - DATE: TBA Morning & Afternoon Groups


Academy Award winner Ernest Borgnine, Academy Award nominee Eileen Brennan, Dick Van Patten, Mario Lopez, John Savage, Richard Roundtree, John Schneider, Nick Cassavettes, Jeremy London, Bo Hopkins, Billy Burke, Maury Chaulkin, Corey Haim, Alan Dysert, and Jason Hervey are but a few of the many talented actors who have worked under Ralph’s direction.

Ralph brings to the table extensive experience working with actors in all aspects of the profession from live theatre to television and film. His thorough knowledge and experience of the filmmaking process is a benefit to anyone who works with him. His love, enjoyment, and respect of the craft is contagious.

His films have won awards at the New York Film Festival, Worldfest Houston, The Flagstaff International Film Festival, The Charleston International Film Festival, and The Foursite Film Festival. He has also been the recipient of the Cindy Award, Telly Awards, Aurora Award, Millenium Award, the Davey Awards and the Accolade Awards.

Ralph is a member of the Directors Guild of America and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.

There will be two groups of fifteen students. One group will be in morning sessions Sat & Sun. The other group will be afternoon sessions on Sat. & Sun. The morning sessions will be from 9am to 1pm both days and the afternoon sessions will be from 2:30pm to 6:30pm both days.

Payments for the workshop will need to be received four days prior to the workshop.

TOTAL COST: $195 for the 2-day workshop.

AM Group: 9:30 - 1:00 | PM Group: 2:30 - 6:30

To make a reservation please call Alan Dysert at: (615) 500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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