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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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CAREER BUILDING CLASS FOR ACTORS
Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 to Noon
$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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INVESTIGATING VOICE OVERS
Tuesday Evening, August 30th 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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THE AUDIOBOOK WORKSHOP with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, September 10th 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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HOW TO GET THERE-FROM HERE
with “MONEYBALL" ACTOR AND FILM PRODUCER, CASEY BOND
September 10th and 11th from 12:00 to 3:00
$195


"Having acted with Academy Award winning actors while also performing in a film that was nominated for 6 Academy Awards, Casey Bond has worked at the highest level of the film world."
Along with being a successful actor, Casey is also a film producer. Casey and his producing partner, Brad Wilson, own Higher Purpose Entertainment (www.HigherPurposeEntertainment.com). They currently have 5 films at various stages of development that they are producing. They produced MY MANY SONS that will be released this summer.

The class will include:
- A guide to "setting yourself up" to become a working actor from the ground floor.
- Select scene readings.
- Script interpretation and evaluation for "in person" and "on camera" auditions.
- Questions and answer.

It's one thing to dream about making a career as an actor and/or producer in the entertainment and film industry, but it's another to take the right steps to make that dream come true. This class will show the basic skills of acting as an art and a business, which is key. Casey Bond has successfully been through this process and wants to help others to do the same. Casey will help students take the proper action to be a few steps closer to making the dream a reality. Demonstrating a firm foundation, he will teach students how to best utilize their time, efforts, and talents to move in the right direction without wasting time trying to figure out what to do next in their acting or producing careers.

ABOUT CASEY BOND
Casey was drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2007 as a Center Fielder after his senior year at Lipscomb University. He played professionally for two years before moving on to his next goal in life, a successful career in the entertainment industry. This passion lead to acting classes during his offseason with the Giants, and eventual move to Hollywood. Within six months of arriving in Hollywood he quickly shot to the top of the entertainment world by landing the role of “CHAD BRADFORD” in the star- studded film “MONEYBALL” which also starred Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Philip-Seymour Hoffman, and Robin Wright. His next film found him as the lead, playing the role of “DANNY COOK” (Scooter) in the SONY Provident film “RING THE BELL“. Casey has acted in countless commercials, TV shows (most notably “NASHVILLE” as "GIL MARTIN" and Gene Simmons Family Jewels), print ads, and short films along with being a spokesperson for multiple companies. He will also be portraying the role of “TOMMY DOREHTY” as part of the ensemble cast for the film “UNDRAFTED” which will hit the big screen in 2016. He just finished the principal photography for the Legendary Coach Don Meyer film, which he produced and was a lead actor (role of Jerry Meyer). The title is “MY MANY SONS“. Casey is a principal cast member in the Hank Williams biopic titled “I SAW THE LIGHT.” He plays the role of the legendary Jerry Rivers who was the fiddle player in Hank’s band, The Drifting Cowboys.

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


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MEET THE AGENTS

MEET THE AGENTS SERIES: MELINDA EISNAUGLE
Tuesday Evening, September 13th from 7:00 to 9:00


Melinda Eisnaugle, owner and director of The Avenue Agency, is our first guest agent.

As The Avenue Agency's director and agent, Melinda has been booking actors in movies, commercials, tv series, print work, etc., throughout the southeastern region for over a decade. Creating long standing relationships with her talent, national casting directors, producers, directors, and ad agents alike, Melinda is going to share with you what you won't ever see as a working talent -- behind the scenes of the industry!

Every talent has a question they are scared to ask, but this class will give you a safe place to get answers without judgment or embarrassment.

Need to tape an audition that will get you booked on the job? Now is your chance to learn how to simplify the technical so you can focus more on your craft!

Do you know what a casting director or agent is looking for when you audition?

Get the inside scoop on what catches our eye, and nail your next big audition!

Does the idea of a cold read turn your stomach?

Learn how to quickly dissect a character and your sides to hone in on what matters most!

ABOUT MELINDA EISNAUGLE

For 15 years, Melinda Eisnaugle has been booking and managing talent in the southeast, Los Angeles, New York, and internationally. Her journey in entertainment started as a child talent and gives her the advantage of understanding the full scope of what a talent needs in order to be successful in today’s market. Coupled with her experience as a booking agent, Melinda has insights that will give you an edge over the other talent on your agent’s roster. Find out how to get on your agent’s A list to get the audition!

This workshop will also dispel myths about agents. Learn what to expect from your agency - and what your agent should be able to expect from you! Find out what an agent does day to day. Find out from the source answers to your questions. Position yourself to be your agent’s FIRST call and build a thriving career!

The Avenue Agency is a full service SAG-AFTRA franchised booking agency located in Nashville, TN. The Avenue’s talent are booking across the southeast, including Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. What are talent & clients saying about working with The Avenue?

“I’m so impressed with how first class the whole experience with The Avenue is!”

“When the one in charge [on set] asks who my agency is and I say The Avenue, there is always a positive response and words of how highly they think of you.” —Kerrye Lebovitz, actress

“I just wanted to say you rock. Seriously. You have good talent and you handle your business the way it should be handled.” -Chad Kinkle, director

“I’ve been using The Avenue for over 10 years. [Melinda] knows her talent really well, which is extremely helpful when I’m casting.” -Holly Allen, Casting Director

“Thank you for representing great talent. You have no idea how happy I am when I get to hire one of your talent, [it makes] my job so easy . . .” -Jennifer Bonior, producer & director

“We want to thank you for all you do. We couldn’t ask for a better agent . . . and friend.” -Jaeson Morris, Parent of child actors

Your Career Investment: $45.00

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


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STUDIO SINGING 101 by PRODUCER P.T. HOUSTON
Saturday, September 17th 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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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, September 24th 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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FIND YOUR CHARACTER VOICES with JOE LOESCH
AUDIOBOOKS – ANIME – VIDEO GAMES – ANIMATION
Saturday, September 24th from 10:00 to 5:00
Location: Joe's Digital Studio, 5532 Maplesong Drive, Nashville
Cost: $295


*Learn from an Award Winning Character Voice Actor & Spoken Word Producer
*Find out what a day in the life a character voice actors is like
*Record in class, get immediate feedback and keep what you record
*Learn houw to market your new skill and how to get yourself in the marketplace

Find out what it's like to be a character voice actor! Learn from Joe Loesch an award winning character voice actor and one of the busiest voice actor's in the business. This workshop will be a real eye opener! You'll build your confidence every step of the way! Learn what ADR and looping is all about as you replace cartoon voices from a scene from the movie "CARS"! Discover the range of your voice and find characters hidden within. Learn to determine how a character voice should sound based on photos and/or illustrations. Discover how characters are built on attitude. Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story. Your confidence level will skyrocket on this day! Guaranteed to be one of your most enjoyable days ever!

Joe Loesch is an award-winning producer, author, teacher, actor, model, and voice-over talent. Born in St. Louis, Joe moved to Los Angeles when he was twelve. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse under the direction of the late Agnes Morehead of Bewitched fame. Joe was nominated 'Spoken Word' Producer of the Year by AFIM Indy Awards. He has won multiple Silver Microphone and Crystal Jade awards. He won the Early Childhood News Directors Choice award. His "Abraham Lincoln Logues" book with audio was voted as a top ten children's book by Chicago Parent Magazine and is now available at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC. Starring in dozens of TV commercials, Joe has endorsed Sun Sweet Prunes with Barbara Mandrell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Toyota, Philips Magnavox, and many more. Joe and his wife, Lori, currently own and operate, Readio Theatre, LLC, an audiobook production company in Nashville, TN.

Call 615-500-7661 for more information or email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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BOOTH CAMP NASHVILLE
ALL DAY COMMERCIAL VOICE OVER WORKSHOP
Saturday, October 8th from 10am to 5pm
Your Career Investment: $295


- DEVELOP your voice over career strategy
- PUMP UP your voice over confidence
- WORK OUT at the mic with coaching & immediate feedback
- STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION for your voice over success

STUDY WITH AWARD WINNING VOICE ACTOR & SPOKEN WORKD PRODUCER, JOE LOESCH

Joe has been traveling the US with Booth Camp for Edge Studio and continues to do so in 2016. This all day commercial workshop is designed to prepare you for your voice over career. Learn how to make the microphone your friend. How to develop your skills and gain confidence. How to set up your home studio for the audition process and how to market yourself through social media. Record and receive constructive criticism. Keep what you record in class and receive an evaluation for the work you've done and what your next steps may be in voice over. This all day workshop will give you the perspective you've been searching for.

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

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


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STUDIO SINGING 101 by PRODUCER P.T. HOUSTON
Saturday, October 15th 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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SCENE STUDY WITH REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
Saturday, October 22nd - 10:00am – 4:00pm
$145


Many actors want the opportunity to ask questions and spend time with casting professionals so they can get an idea of what is expected. Breaking down the audition process by focusing on the scene is vital.

This workshop is about working scripts, knowing what questions to ask, helping the actor find out who they are and about being able to understand their character. We will be spending time working film and television scripts while including the element of improv allowing the actor exploration beyond the words on the page. The purpose of the workshop is to build confidence in making choices and realizing that will come with stepping away from what feels safe and relying on one’s individual unique strengths.

Spend the day with Regina Moore identifying what makes you unique as an actor.

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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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, November 19th 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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TWO-Day ACTING for FILM & TV WORKSHOP AT THE BEACH!
Sunday, DATE: TBA - 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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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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VETERAN HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR MELISSA SKOFF TEACHES YOU
HOW TO BOOK THE JOB
Saturday and Sunday DATE: TBA
$195 for the two-day workshop


Melissa Skoff is a Veteran Casting Director with 100+ feature & TV credits to her name and is also an established Acting Coach who teaches one of the top ongoing Cold Reading and Audition Technique Classes in Hollywood.

Melissa’s career began at Warner Bros. where she cast features and TV. She became an Executive at Warner Bros. Television casting such hit series as “The Dukes of Hazzard” along with many other TV pilots, series and movies. She was also the Sr. Executive in Charge of Talent and Casting for Fox Broadcasting’s “Fox Night at the Movies” division where she gave big opportunities early in their careers to some of today’s biggest stars including Jim Carrey, Ben Stiller, Bryan Cranston, and Paul Reiser. She also discovered Catherine Bell and cast her in the hit series, JAG.

Additionally, she helped the early careers of such stars as George Clooney, Jennifer Aniston, Vince Vaughn, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and David Spade, to name a few. She was also named one of Hollywood’s Top 20 Television Casting Directors and has been featured in numerous books and publications including Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and even in overseas magazines.

Melissa was a Talent Producer on a sketch comedy pilot presentation called "The Mens' Room, Associate Producer/Casting Director on the family Xmas film "Elf Man" and Co-Producer /Casting Director on a new film called "The Mule". She also just completed work on "China Bigfoot: The Legend of Yeren", "The Perfect Wave" which is a Christian, surfing movie based on a true story, and "The Wonder" which has an international cast including Karl Urban, Toni Collette and Willow Shields from "The Hunger Games". Melissa is currently casting several projects including a feature to be shot in So. Africa and an animated project, She has some very interesting projects lining up for this year as well!

Melissa has been a successful Acting Coach for almost as long as she’s been casting. She holds a degree from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film & Television and studied acting from top Hollywood coaches, allowing her to create a method on how to get the job that works! She will cast each student in a scene and will give you the answers to the quiz as to how to create the most effective auditions that can get you the job. Ultimately, no actor books a job who doesn’t impress the producers, directors, studio & network execs whose projects depend on hiring the best cast available. Having cast and directed thousands of actors, Melissa will show you how to set yourself apart from the others!

The Actor's School is very fortunate that she has agreed to do two days of casting workshops. There will be two groups of sixteen students only. One group will be in morning sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The other group will be in afternoon sessions on Saturday and Sunday. The morning sessions will be from 9am to 1pm both days and the afternoon sessions will be from 2:30 to 6:30 both days.

If you want this kind of exposure and training, don’t wait too long to sign up. The spots will go very quickly. Payment for the workshop will need to be received one week prior to the workshops.

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

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


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MORNING COMEDY CLASS for KIDS with L.A. ACTOR SEAN WHALEN
Saturday, Date: TBA from 10am to 1pm and Sunday, Date: TBA from 9am to Noon
$165


You can't do comedy if you are self-conscious about how you look. Imagine if Jim Carrey wanted to look handsome all the time on camera? You need to embrace your silly side. Sean will play some improv games, facial expression games, body movement games all designed to let kids get out of their heads and embrace being goofy and ready for comedy.

Comedy acting is still acting. The strongest comedy comes from the same rules that dramatic ones do. Conflict, intention, obstacles, specific choices, and the life that happened before the scene being fully realized. Sean makes sure the kids aren't just "surface" acting but finding the emotional truth beneath each scene. When this is taken care of, the scene is fuller, therefore funnier.

Sean helps "choreograph" a scene like a dance instructor does. What are the beats? What are they doing in each line (teasing, begging, cajoling, manipulating,etc.)? What does that mean to them?

Lastly, Sean makes sure you know what the writers intent is for the scene. What needs to be learned about the character? How does the story move forward? Where are the jokes (Set ups, punch-lines, awkward pauses, etc.)? All of this helps to fully understand the scene while not losing your truthful acting.

Then, like a dance piece, the actor gets out of head, "lets it go", and it all comes together and flows.

SEAN WHALEN is a working actor, writer, and producer with over 25 years of experience in Hollywood. He has worked in literally every type of genre in entertainment: large studio movies, small independent films, comedy TV, dramatic TV, Soap Operas, children’s shows, commercials, etc. Being involved in the business from all sides has given Sean a wealth of knowledge that he is excited to share with new actors trying to expand their knowledge so they can have a long career in show business.

SEAN'S CREDITS INCLUDE:
A World Without Superheroes - Jersey Boys - Castle (TV Series) - Revenge (TV Series) - Criminal Minds - The Bold and the Beautiful - Lost - Wizards of Waverly Place - Halloween II - Hannah Montana - Cold Case - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody - The Closer - Life As We Know It - The Young and the Restless - Scrubs - NYPD Blue - Star Trek: Enterprise - Less Than Perfect - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Spin City - Special Unit 2 - Charlie’s Angels - Just Shoot Me! - Nash Bridges - La Femme Nikita - Men in Black - Twister - The Cable Guy - Waterworld - Batman Returns - Friends - Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

SEAN WHALEN'S career began with commercials appearing in comedic spots for Little Ceasar’s Pizza, TJ Maxx, and many others. His most acclaimed commercial was the first GOT MILK? commercial directed by Michael Bay.

His first major film role was in PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS directed by Wes Craven. Other films include, TWISTER, NEVER BEEN KISSED, JURY DUTY, THAT THING YOU DO, MEN IN BLACK, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, WATERWORLD, BATMAN RETURNS, and HALLOWEEN II. He has appeared in independent features as well including HATCHET 3, LAID TO REST, PYTHON, ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE, THE FP. and THE JERSEY BOYS directed by Clint Eastwood.

Television offered many comedic and dramatic roles in shows such as FRIENDS, CRIMINAL MINDS, CASTLE, REVENGE, NYPD BLUE, MY WIFE AND KIDS, JUST SHOOT ME, NOWHERE MAN, LOST, and JUST SHOOT ME. He’s worked on shows for Disney and Nickelodeon including HANNAH MONTANA, THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, and had a recurring on UNFABULOUS with Emma Roberts.

Sean has written several comedy screenplays (one which is currently being produced by Brett Ratner and Jeff Nathanson), TV Pilots, done punch up work on several Disney cartoons, and a couple of short films. One, TURKEY.CAKE. a comedy he wrote and directed won the Rehobeth beach film festival.

Being a character actor, Sean has worked in every entertainment genre imaginable in lower to higher budget productions. Because of this, he understands the craft of acting like no other and understands what directors and producers need to tell their stories.

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


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AFTERNOON COMEDY CLASS for ADULTS with L.A. ACTOR SEAN WHALEN
Saturday, Date: TBA from 2:30 to 6:30 and Sunday, Date: TBA from 1:30 to 4:30pm
$195


You can't do comedy if you are self-conscious about how you look. Imagine if Jim Carrey wanted to look handsome all the time on camera? You need to embrace your silly side. Sean will play some improv games, facial expression games, body movement games all designed to let kids get out of their heads and embrace being goofy and ready for comedy.

Comedy acting is still acting. The strongest comedy comes from the same rules that dramatic ones do. Conflict, intention, obstacles, specific choices, and the life that happened before the scene being fully realized. Sean makes sure the kids aren't just "surface" acting but finding the emotional truth beneath each scene. When this is taken care of, the scene is fuller, therefore funnier.

Sean helps "choreograph" a scene like a dance instructor does. What are the beats? What are they doing in each line (teasing, begging, cajoling, manipulating,etc.)? What does that mean to them?

Lastly, Sean makes sure you know what the writers intent is for the scene. What needs to be learned about the character? How does the story move forward? Where are the jokes (Set ups, punch-lines, awkward pauses, etc.)? All of this helps to fully understand the scene while not losing your truthful acting.

Then, like a dance piece, the actor gets out of head, "lets it go", and it all comes together and flows.

SEAN WHALEN is a working actor, writer, and producer with over 25 years of experience in Hollywood. He has worked in literally every type of genre in entertainment: large studio movies, small independent films, comedy TV, dramatic TV, Soap Operas, children’s shows, commercials, etc. Being involved in the business from all sides has given Sean a wealth of knowledge that he is excited to share with new actors trying to expand their knowledge so they can have a long career in show business.

SEAN'S CREDITS INCLUDE:
A World Without Superheroes - Jersey Boys - Castle (TV Series) - Revenge (TV Series) - Criminal Minds - The Bold and the Beautiful - Lost - Wizards of Waverly Place - Halloween II - Hannah Montana - Cold Case - The Suite Life of Zack and Cody - The Closer - Life As We Know It - The Young and the Restless - Scrubs - NYPD Blue - Star Trek: Enterprise - Less Than Perfect - Sabrina, the Teenage Witch - Spin City - Special Unit 2 - Charlie’s Angels - Just Shoot Me! - Nash Bridges - La Femme Nikita - Men in Black - Twister - The Cable Guy - Waterworld - Batman Returns - Friends - Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation

SEAN WHALEN'S career began with commercials appearing in comedic spots for Little Ceasar’s Pizza, TJ Maxx, and many others. His most acclaimed commercial was the first GOT MILK? commercial directed by Michael Bay.

His first major film role was in PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS directed by Wes Craven. Other films include, TWISTER, NEVER BEEN KISSED, JURY DUTY, THAT THING YOU DO, MEN IN BLACK, EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH, WATERWORLD, BATMAN RETURNS, and HALLOWEEN II. He has appeared in independent features as well including HATCHET 3, LAID TO REST, PYTHON, ALL SUPERHEROES MUST DIE, THE FP. and THE JERSEY BOYS directed by Clint Eastwood.

Television offered many comedic and dramatic roles in shows such as FRIENDS, CRIMINAL MINDS, CASTLE, REVENGE, NYPD BLUE, MY WIFE AND KIDS, JUST SHOOT ME, NOWHERE MAN, LOST, and JUST SHOOT ME. He’s worked on shows for Disney and Nickelodeon including HANNAH MONTANA, THE SUITE LIFE OF ZACK AND CODY, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, and had a recurring on UNFABULOUS with Emma Roberts.

Sean has written several comedy screenplays (one which is currently being produced by Brett Ratner and Jeff Nathanson), TV Pilots, done punch up work on several Disney cartoons, and a couple of short films. One, TURKEY.CAKE. a comedy he wrote and directed won the Rehobeth beach film festival.

Being a character actor, Sean has worked in every entertainment genre imaginable in lower to higher budget productions. Because of this, he understands the craft of acting like no other and understands what directors and producers need to tell their stories.

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


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STAGE PARENTING 101 with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
Saturday, Date: TBA from 12:00 to 2:30
Total Cost: $79.00 (Pays for 1 parent and 1 child)


In this workshop, we will discuss the do's and don't's, ins and outs, and nuts and bolts of being a child actor in the ever-expanding Southeast region. We will address the demands placed upon the child actor and the "stage parent," and how to have a successful career in film and television, without the actor or the parent losing their mind (or dignity.) Creating an effective head shot and resume, analyzing an audition scene, preparing for the audition (including memorization techniques), audition etiquette, self-taping, dealing with rejection, and the parent/agent relationship will all be discussed. There will be plenty of time for Q and A, and each actor will be sent short scripts in advance, so they can participate in a simulated audition situation (including repeating the scene several times on camera, with constructive feedback).

ABOUT ROBIN DAUGHERTY
Robin is a talent scout for one of the top to talent agencies in Tennessee.

For the past 30 years, Robin Daugherty 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 the youngest member ever 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. In spring of 2016, he received the Best Supporting Actor award at the 54-Hour Film Festival for the short THE ASSASSINATION OF KELLY CLARKSON. 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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FILMING YOUR OWN AUDITIONS with JOSHUA JOHNSON
Sunday, Date: TBA from 2:00 to 5:00
$65.00


Technology is changing the way Film/TV industry professionals handle auditions and casting. With the advances in technology, actors are often asked to self-tape their own auditions and submit the video auditions to their agent or casting director without ever stepping foot into a casting office. This is great because it allows actors to audition for roles around the country, however, this brings with it the added stress of handling all the technical aspect of filming your audition. Knowing the basics required to successfully film, edit, and submit your video audition will not only save you time and frustration, but will also help represent you in a more professional manner.

This workshop will focus on the technical aspect of filming your video auditions. You don't need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive equipment to create great results. The camera is only as good as the person operating it. We will focus on the basics of what is required to successfully complete a video audition taping from start to finish. This workshop will cover the step-by-step process from setup to sending the final product to an agent or casting director. This includes proper Setup, operating your camera, lighting, editing terminology and techniques, and submitting the audition via the Internet.

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

Setup
Lighting (Natural, 2-point/3-point lighting) Key, Fill, and Back light, Color Temperature (3,2K or 5,6K)
Camera placement
Actor Placement
Off camera Actor(Reader) Placement
Backdrop/background
Framing

Camera Settings
Modes: Auto and Manual
White balance/Color Temperature (3,2K or 5,6K)
Aperture(F/Stop)
Auto focus and Manual focus
ISO
File format - common compression formats: .MOV, .MP4, . AVI, etc
Resolution - standards HD, SD, 480, 720, 1080p
Working with the internal mic on your camera
Optional external mic.

Post-Production
Editing software
Importing
Editing
Common editing terms

Submitting via the Internet
Email
WeTransfer
HighTail (formally YouSendIt)

Purchasing Equipment
Camera
Lights
Backdrop
Editing software

ABOUT JOSHUA JOHNSON
Joshua Johnson is a videographer, photographer, sound engineer, and actor. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science: Audio Production/Engineering with a minor in Mass Communications from MTSU's highly respected Recording Industry Program (RIM). In 2008, he started Capture Productions Photography. It was not long after entering the world of professional photography that Joshua decided to branch out and include videography as a part of his profession. As a videographer/editor, Joshua's work includes shooting/editing web series, product promo videos, demo reels, video auditions, and he is currently finishing up post-production on a film titled "The Senator", a film written and directed by Alan Dysert.

To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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ACTING IN COMMERCIALS with ALAN DYSERT
Two Sundays, Date: TBA from 1:00 to 3:00
$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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ACTOR'S BOOTCAMP with CASTING DIRECTOR, HOLLY ALLEN
Saturday, Date: TBA from 10:00am to 5:00pm
$145


This fun intensive class is all about Doing, Doing, Doing!

No lecturing, No homework, No watching tapes back, No long feedback sessions.

Those things are valuable, but this class is EXPERIENTIAL and all about DOING scripts and PRACTICING auditions!

After some fun warm-up games you will be given a number and assigned one of four stations where you will work with a partner or on your own on either commercials, industrials, or film/tv scenes before performing them on camera.

Holly will give you direction, coaching, and feedback on each of the pieces you perform helping you to discover and refine the strongest choices. If you want to stay on your feet, shake things up, work on 3-4 different types of material, and practice your skills for the camera then this is the workshop for you!

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:

“Holly created such a warm, comfortable, and open work environment focusing on the individual needs of each student. As a result, I was able to take risks and grow immensely as an artist. Her positive energy and encouraging spirit is contagious! This class is not to be missed!” - Mary F.

“I really appreciated your positive and encouraging approach, and it's so helpful to learn what works, and doesn't, from a casting director.” – Rachel I.

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

“I LOVED Holly’s class on Saturday… she is the perfect combination of honesty, knowledge, and encouragement and is 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.

“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) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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