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ACTING FOR THE CAMERA
WITH VETERAN SOAP STAR OF ALL MY CHILDREN, ALAN DYSERT
6 - Week Class
Starting Next Week: Thursdays from 7:00pm to 9:00pm


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 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 these workshops, 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 learns the hows and whys of acting for the various mediums and forums.

Alan brings years of practical experience as a working actor to these workshops designed to educate students regarding realistic and usable approaches to acting and the business of acting.

He encourages frequent performance in front of the camera for all students, to help them learn to feel more comfortable and relaxed.

Having spent twelve years in Los Angeles, six years in New York and a great deal of time in Chicago and Nashville, Alan knows or knows how to find out the answers to most questions about getting started in the business as well as finding work in all of the major markets.

Class sizes are kept small to allow for more personal attention.

Students work with scripts from films, soap operas, sitcoms-coms and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises. His 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 TOTAL COST FOR THE SIX-WEEK SESSION IS $195.

Six Thursdays. (missed classes can be made up).

Please contact The Actor's School at 615-500-7661 for reservations or send an email to: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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ONGOING 6-WEEK SESSIONS FOR KIDS!
FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGES 8 TO 12 YEARS OLD
Start Any Time! Every Tuesday from 4:30-6:00 pm


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.

SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:

· Audition Skills
· Memorization Techniques
· Focus and Concentration Exercises
· Scene Work
· Monologues
· Set Etiquette
· Introduction to Improvisation

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.

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

Can Start Any Week.

Class fee: $195 every 6 weeks.

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


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ONGOING 6-WEEK SESSIONS FOR TEENS!
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS
Start Any Time! Every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm


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 6-week sessions. Any missed classes can be made up.

Can Start Any Week.

The class fee will be $195 each 6 weeks.

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


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INTRODUCTION TO VOICE-OVERS
Tuesday Evening, April 17th from 6:00 to 9:00pm


Discover if a career in "Voice-Overs" is a right for you. Spend a Saturday morning in the studio with Joe Loesch. The Actor’s School is proud to present this 3-hour course, designed to give you a complete overview of this fascinating industry. Learn industry terminology. Experience an actual voice-over recording session. Work with actual voice scripts in the recording booth. This class is limited to just 10 students in order to give you more attention. You will actually record in the studio. This will be a fun and informative class!

The class will be held at Joe's studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.
Please park on the opposite side of the street.

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.


Tuesday Evening, April 17th from 6:00 to 9:00pm

Limited to 9 students

Class fee: $95

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


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APRIL 26th & 27th - AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Former Head of Casting for the DISNEY CHANNEL and Career Launching Talent Executive TINA TREADWELL
Saturday and Sunday: 9am to 1pm and 2:30pm to 6:30pm.


HOLLYWOOD TALENT EXECUTIVE / CASTING DIRECTOR coaches FILM & TV ACTING and shares her insights on the BUSINESS OF BECOMING A STAR.
Tina Treadwell launched the careers of Hilary Duff (Lizzie McGuire) and Shia LaBeouf (Holes) while starting the talent department at DISNEY CHANNEL. As the Vice President of Talent Development at DISNEY, she oversaw the casting of series, films, and the production of documentaries, reality series and music specials that starred LeAnn Rimes, NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys and a host of others.

With over 25 yrs of experience as an independent casting director, producer and manager, Tina travels across the US, scouting talent and speaking to audiences regarding careers in entertainment. Tina produces, develops and casts TV and theatrical projects as well as music driven films. She also develops and manages the careers of ground breaking new talent through the management arm of her company, Treadwell Entertainment.

Tina’s focus will be on the craft (preparing students for series and film auditions with professional scenes and monologues):

The Craft
* The Importance of Eye contact
* Performance technique for Big Screen vs Small screen
* Listening, Reacting, Connecting, Enjoying
* Breaking down your monologue into beats
* How many colors are on your palette
* Going beyond one note
* Character Analysis
* Breaking down a script or a monologue into beats.

Followed by a business Q&A with parents:

The Business of Getting the Job
How do I start? How to get an agent? When and when not to call your agent. What does a manager do and (when) do I need one? Pictures vs Zed Cards, Union vs non-union? The Work Permit, Setting up the Coogan Account.

The Casting Process:
* Auditioning: What to do, not to do in the room,
* Managing Expectations: Running your own race,
* Alternate roads to exposure: Voice Overs, Print, Extras
* Get a life: The importance of being a full human being.

When Preparedness Meets Opportunity.
* Going to producers / network
* Negotiations / under contract
* How big is my star: co-star, guest star, series regular
* The Table Read, The etiquette of being on set, School,
* The price of fame: Staying spiritually grounded.

The morning sessions will be for students 8-12 years of age. The afternoons will be for students 13-17 years of age.

The parents will be invited to participate in a question/answer session during the last hour of the second day.

The morning sessions will be from 9am to 1pm. The afternoon sessions will be from 2:30pm to 6:30pm.

The cost of the 2-day event is $195.00.

Please email Alan Dysert at Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com or call (615) 500-7661 to reserve a spot in the workshop.

TINA TREADWELL Talent / Music Executive, Entertainment Producer

As president of Treadwell Entertainment, Ms Treadwell produces, develops and casts talent and music driven film, TV and theatrical projects. She also develops and manages the careers of ground breaking new talent through the management arm of her company. Recognized for her work as a talent executive who helped launch the careers of countless young stars, Treadwell travels the US and abroad scouting talent and speaking to audiences regarding careers in TV and Film.

She worked as casting liaison to Andrew Davis (The Fugitive, Holes, Collateral Damage) on the Disney / Touchstone feature film, The Guardian which starred Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, and was producer and casting director for the world premiere of Les Wieder’s Sojourner: The Story of US Abolitionist and Early Women’s Rights Advocate Sojourner Truth. It premiered at The Hudson’s Back Stage Theatre and received 7 NAACP Theatre award nominations (more than any other local theatrical production in 2005), and won best ensemble. Ms. Treadwell was nominated for best producer and music director.

She music supervised and co-executive produced (with Jay Landers and Darren Higman) the soundtrack album for Disney’s original animated series Kim Possible. Treadwell was also included in VH1’s documentary series Driven, acknowledged for her contribution in launching the career of ‘N SYNC.

As an independent casting director, she cast The Scream Team (starring Kathy Najimy, Tommy Davidson, Kat Dennings and Eric Idle) as well as You Wish! (staring Spencer Breslin, Lalaine and Tim Reid) for the Disney Channel. As an executive and vice president of Talent Development and Alternative Programming for DISNEY CHANNEL, Treadwell oversaw the network’s talent development, talent relations and casting division as well as the development and the production of music specials, reality series and documentaries.

During her tenure at Disney Channel, Treadwell oversaw the casting of all original movies including the critically acclaimed film, Northern Lights, starring Diane Keaton and the Emmy Award winning movie The Color of Friendship, directed by Kevin Hooks and featuring Lindsay Hahn. She oversaw series casting for Lizzie McGuire, Even Stevens and The Famous Jett Jackson (through which she helped launch the careers of Hillary Duff, Shia LaBeouf and Lee Thompson Young) and Mitchell Kriegman’s Bear in the Big Blue house among others. While at Disney, she developed and was the creative executive in charge of the network’s In Concert Series. She spearheaded 14 music specials for artists such as Britney Spears, Jessica Simpson, LeAnn Rimes, Johnny Lang, Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync.

Ms. Treadwell produced with Douglas Sills Oliver Goldstick’s critically acclaimed musical, Dinah Was (starring Yvette Freeman of ER fame). She shared a nomination for both an Ovation Award and an NAACP Award for Best Musical. Dinah Was continued Off-Broadway to rave reviews.

She just completed post-production on her documentary 3 Sisters (with music composed by Michael Bearden). She is developing a feature based upon the comic book mini-series Black Tiger by John Hervey for director Bill Duke and she is producing and developing film, commercial and concert projects with director Hugo Pallete through his company Ones and Zeros Productions.

She earned her degree in English Literature from Princeton University. She is an avid equestrian and triathlete. She resides in Glendale, California and is currently writing a book about her experience working with young star talent.


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FILMING YOUR OWN AUDITIONS with JOSHUA JOHNSON
Monday, April 28th from 6:30 to 9:30


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.

Monday, April 28th from 6:30 to 9:30

$95.00

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


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TV HOSTING BOOTCAMP with LESLEY SURDI
Monday, April 28th from 6:30 to 9:30


This TV hosting bootcamp intensive is all about taking the basic skills of hosting to the next level. All levels are encouraged to attend but be ready to think on your feet and dodge curve balls. We’ll start with quick exercises to get your brains thinking like a host. You will then be paired up for more co-hosting practice as well as learn how to use the Telepromter. For the grand finale you will write your own copy, perform it like a real audition, and then Lesley will sit down with you and watch your tape back and give you feedback. Ten to fifteen minutes will be dedicated to each student to watch their tape back, discuss the next steps, and go over any headshot or resume material you may have. This class is great for actors too, it will help strengthen your commercial auditions!

Come prepared to work hard, have fun, learn, and ask questions. This is a class you won’t want to miss!

ABOUT LESLEY SURDI
Lesley Surdi has been called “Giuliana Rancic meets Tina Fey, but 10x better” and her former mentors have said “Lesley is fun and spunky and brings life to anything she’s Hosting. She has great confidence, no matter what the topic and she has an even better delivery.” Upon graduating from Indiana University, Lesley set her sights on Los Angeles. Initially she wanted to be an actress but quickly found her personality was better suited for TV hosting.

After doing the red carpet circuit in LA she landed a gig in 2009 hosting the web series DIGITS in New York City. The following spring she went to Austin, TX to interview up and coming singer/songwriters at South by Southwest. She then spent that summer in LA hosting for Alan Mruvka’s fashion & beauty website thelooktv.com, where she spotted celebrity trends.

In 2011 she landed a dream job with mobile channel True Country. Lesley delivered the latest in country music news through both green screen work and live backstage interviews, with artists such as Darius Rucker, Vince Gill, Zac Brown, Emmylou Harris, and Thomson Square. In early 2012 Lesley fulfilled another lifelong dream with entertainment news site, Velvetv, hosting the pre-show red carpet and celebrity arrivals at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

After spending 7 years in Los Angeles she made a leap of faith and moved to Nashville, TN in the Fall of 2012. In just one year there she’s signed with several agencies; auditioned for hit TV shows such as ABC’s Nashville, Lifetime Network’s Army Wives, and the CW’s Vampire Diaries; hosted a fashion segment for Playtex and Forever 21; and was the head of Extras Casting for the feature film, Anyone’s Ghost starring Tim Meadows.

After coaching Lacey Owen (country star Jake Owen’s wife) for an upcoming project it clicked that she had a lot of wisdom to impart on those going down the same path as her. Lesley was fortunate to have several mentors in this business who made her the host she is today. Whether in the trenches or behind the scenes Lesley is taking Nashville by storm.

To find out more about Lesley Surdi, visit her website at www.lesleysurdi.com

< Monday, April 28th from 6:30 to 9:30

Class Fee: $90

To sign up for the class please email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

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SCENE STUDY & AUDITION INTENSIVE with L.A. ACTOR SEAN WHALEN
Saturday / Sunday, May 3rd & 4th - Mornings are for New Students | Afternoons are for Returning Students


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


SCENE STUDY FROM A WORKING ACTOR’S PERSPECTIVE

Having scenes broken down and analyzed by a working actor, writer and producer is a unique experience. Sean wants to make sure you understand that you have to break down a scene with the full knowledge of who you are in the scene, who your partner is in the scene, what the writer is trying to say, and where it fits in the story. Unfortunately many actors think that if you understand these aspects of the scene, then it “puts you in your head” and keeps you from being loose. Sean knows that you still have to be open, truthful, and in the moment WHILE having full knowledge of what the producers and directors are trying to achieve. This approach takes your skills to the next level and gets you ready to work on any set or stage.


AUDITION INTENSIVE

We know you may be familiar with the basics of scene work. Sean’s audition intensive would focus on taking those skills and applying them to getting a job. He will cover:

1) Learning how to figure out how your audition scene speaks to your character, the colors you choose, and the overall story.
2) How to sell yourself in an audition.
3) How to be confident and why there is no other option.
4) How to understand that auditioning is a collaboration between you and the director/ producers/ and casting directors.


ABOUT SEAN WHALEN
Sean was born in Washington D.C. The youngest of four, he was raised in Silver Spring/Olney Maryland and graduated from Sherwood High School. He moved west and graduated from UCLA four years later. Like most actors, he worked as a waiter while studying and performing at the famed Groundling Theater. More about Sean...


Saturday and Sunday, May 3rd and 4th

NEW STUDENTS:
Saturday: 9:00 to 1:00 and Sunday: 9:00 to 11:30

RETURNING STUDENTS:
Saturday: 2:30 to 6:30 and Sunday: 1:00 to 3:30

$185.00 for this 2-day event

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


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STAGE BRAVE:
The Art of Overcoming Stage Fright & Performance Anxiety
with ROBBIE CALVO
Monday Evening, May 5th from 7:00 to 9:00


Life is the greatest stage and Robbie is going to show you how to direct your energy towards maximizing your time, talent and potential while living a full, fear free life on any stage.

• Prepare for ANY Occasion
• Self-Empowerment
• Visualization Techniques
• Life Perspectives
• Positive Affirmations
• Breathing Exercises

ABOUT ROBBIE CALVO
Nashville‐based session player, songwriter, musical director and master educator Robbie Calvo has earned countless accolades and awards for his contributions and performances as a guitarist, songwriter, PBS TV themes and ABC TV productions. Calvo’s pedigree as a musician is well established; however his passion for education and work as an educator has earned him international acclaim making him “one of the most sought-after instructors walking the planet today.” Thousands of amateur and pro students, from over 80 countries, have benefited from Robbie Calvo’s workshops and published study programs. Calvo’s interactive, hand-on learning systems impart knowledge and skills that can be applied to any style of music. Calvo’s most recent published works include his patented Sweet Notes approach to improvisation, RhythmCraft and companion SoloCraft systems for rhythm and soloing applications and Modal Expose for soloing over changes. All have earned spots on TrueFire’s best-seller list. Calvo also thrives in the live arena, whether it’s playing guitar with Nashville-based artist, Matthew James, in the studio with Rizzi Myers or Interactives and Stage Brave. Stage Brave, Calvo’s enlightening educational programs on the art of overcoming stage fright and performance anxiety provide life perspectives and techniques to empower any performer with confidence, regardless of their personal stage.

Join Robbie for this FREE 1-hour Stage Brave primer session.
Your life will never be the same again.


Monday Evening, May 5th from 7:00 to 9:00

PRICE: FREE for the first 40 students.

Call 615-500-7661 or send an email to: alan@actorsschoolusa.com to reserve your space.
Please email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.com or call (615) 500-7661.


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THE RADIO ACTORS PLAYHOUSE - A CHARACTER VOICE WEEKEND!
Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 to 4:00


Character Voice Development for Audiobooks and Animation.

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. Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story. You'll be busy today, in a most fun way! 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.

Cost: $235

Saturday, May 10th from 9:00 to 4:00

Limited seating. - No make-up classes.

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


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TAKING DIRECTION with CASTING DIRECTOR HOLLY ALLEN
Saturday, May 10th from 10am to 5pm


This workshop will focus on your flexibility as an actor. You will be given copy and short scenes and asked to perform them in several different ways. You will have a chance to play with the material, use your creativity, and push the boundaries of what is possible in your acting. It can be easy to get stuck in one reading of the material when you prep for an audition, this class will shake things up, improve your flexibility, and show you what you are capable of. If you would like to bring in a short monologue or other material to work on you are welcome to, but it is certainly not necessary, there will be plenty of copy to choose from in class. This will be a fun and challenging workshop for actors at any level of experience.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
- Taking Direction
- Being Flexible
- Owning Your Choices
- Going For It
- Opening Up
- Working with a Partner
- Creating Circumstances
- Using Yourself
- Improvisation
- Interpreting Feedback

Holly Allen is a freelance Casting Director, Professional Actor, and Acting Coach based in Chicago and Nashville. She worked for Film House, a large production company in Nashville, Tennessee for 13 years as their in- house Casting Director. She continues to cast projects on a freelance basis including union commercials and feature films. She just finished casting the feature film ANYONE'S GHOST this past Spring in Nashville and also cast the film DEADLINE starring Eric Roberts and Steve Talley. Holly will be casting another series of union military commercials in November this year as well as several industrials.

She also runs sessions for PR Casting in Chicago who casts for television series, commercials, industrials, and feature films. She auditions and casts hundreds of actors every year for a variety of projects for clients all over the country and continues to keep her eye out for new talent to use in the future.

Holly began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and private lessons for over 17 years. She has been conducting workshops for The Actor’s School for many years now and loves teaching!

Holly is also a professional actor and is hired for films, commercials, industrials, theatre, and voiceovers. Being a performer herself, she strives to create a fun and safe environment in all her workshops where students feel comfortable to explore the craft of acting. She believes that actors must learn to trust themselves in order to reduce their fear and she gives her students permission to make mistakes in order to take bigger risks. It takes courage to get up in front of people and be critiqued; this is a supportive class to explore, experiment, 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.

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

Class fee: $145

Saturday, May 10th from 10am to 5pm

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


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VETERAN HOLLYWOOD CASTING DIRECTOR MELISSA SKOFF TEACHES YOU
HOW TO BOOK THE JOB
Saturday & Sunday May 17th and 18th


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.

TOTAL COST: $195 for the two-day workshop

Saturday & Sunday May 17th and 18th

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

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


GROW YOUR VOICE OVER BUSINESS!
Sunday, May 18th 2pm to 6pm


MOBILE IS EVERYWHERE – YOUR VOICE SHOULD BE!

Marketing Your Voice Over Career!

Facebook Can Help You, Big Time!

Turn Your iPhone, iPad or Android Into A Money Making Machine!

Don’t miss out on timely auditions!

What You Need To Know About QR Codes and Websites!

Okay, now you're a voice actor! What's next? It's time to take this fun business and apply the business part. Should you incorporate? What about accounting? Are you branding yourself properly? How do you use social media to promote yourself? Your customers are mobile...are you? Should you have a website? are you allowing your SmartPhone to work for you? Are you spending your time wisely? What is your marketing plan? Have award winning spoken word producer and voice actor, Joe Loesch show you the ropes to having a successful voice-over career! You'll enjoy this four hour class!

PRICE: $125.00

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


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SCENE STUDY with REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
Saturday, May 24th - 10:00am – 4:00pm


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.

Saturday, May 24th - 10:00am – 4:00pm

CLASS WILL BE AT REGINA'S CASTING OFFICE

PRICE: $145.00

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


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SCENE STUDY WITH LA CASTING DIRECTOR, RICKI MASLAR
Saturday & Sunday May 31st and June 1st
Mornings 9-12 both days | 1:30-4:30 Saturday and 1:00-4:00 Sunday


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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 12pm both days and the afternoon sessions will be 1:30-4:30 on Saturday and 1:00-4:00 on Sunday.

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.

ABOUT RICKI MASLAR, CSA
Ricki G. Maslar is a respected entertainment executive and a member of CSA (Casting Society Of America). She is a successful casting director and producer with over thirty five years’ experience in the entertainment industry. She has held a variety of positions as an agent, casting director, manager, teacher, and producer. As a casting director Maslar has had the opportunity to work on studio and independent features with credits that include Hansel and Gretel Get Baked, The Bronx Bull, Under the Bed, The Line and Dahmer. She is currently working with Michael Mendelsohn at Patriot Pictures, Arnold Rifkin at Cheyenne Productions in casting several new productions. Her actor-friendly philosophy has earned her high praise from actors and colleagues alike, yet Maslar says she is simply living and working by the ‘golden rule.’ She was recently honored by the TMA. She was nominated for the Feature Film Casting Director of the Year. Maslar has had the privilege of casting well over 100 films. When Maslar is not casting or producing, she is mentoring up and coming talent through her workshops. Teaching has always been a passion for Maslar who has been doing so for over fifteen years in Canada and North America. Her workshop presentation offers actors valuable insight about the entertainment industry – yet another extension of her commitment to actors.

TOTAL COST: $195 for the two-day workshop

Saturday & Sunday March 22nd and 23rd

Morning Group: 9-12 both days | Afternoon Group: 1:30-4:30 Saturday and 1:00-4:00 Sunday

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


THE AUDIOBOOK WORKSHOP with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, June 7th from 9am to 4pm

A Billion Dollar Business!


Learn about the world of Audiobooks from Award Winning Voice Actor, Spoken Word Producer & Author, Joe Loesch.

Discover the techniques that win auditions and what is required in this long form reading industry. Joe has been producing and narrating audiobooks for 25 years. His experience will guide you through the process and quite possibly to your first audiobook project.

Record on this day and be coached by the best. Your recordings will be sent to you via dropbox or email after the workshop.

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. Go to audible.com to check out Joe's downloadable audiobooks.

Saturday, June 7th, 9:00 to 4:00

Class Fee: $235

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


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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, June 28th from 9:00Oam to 4:00pm


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

Saturday, June 28th from 9:00am to 4:00pm

CLASS WILL BE AT REGINA'S CASTING OFFICE

PRICE: $145.00

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


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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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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.

DATE: TBA

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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SEAL THE DEAL...GET THE JOB!
2-DAY WORKSHOP With HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER JAMIE ELLIOTT
Saturday & Sunday - DATE: TBA


MAKE AN IMPRESSION, GET THE CALLBACK, BOOK THE PART!

Learn from successful Hollywood Casting Director and Producer, Jamie Elliot, everything you need to know to make a lasting impression in the audition process with casting directors, getting the call back and booking the part.

ABOUT JAMIE ELLIOTT
Ms. Elliott began her career in the film industry as a casting director, eventually founding her own Hollywood casting agency. Within 3 years SUPERIOR CASTING became one of the leading casting companies that major producers, studios and networks turned to. During her years in casting Ms. Elliott was responsible for casting over 400 television commercials, feature films and commercials.

In 1990 Ms Elliott sold her highly lucrative casting business and co-founded HEMISPHERE ENTERTAINMENT with partner Ralph Portillo. She and Mr. Portillo became the creative force behind the initiation, development, packaging and production of their theatrical, network and cable motion pictures.

In addition to being actively involved in development and production of HEMISPHERE projects, Ms. Elliott oversees the operation of the corporation, which have included numerous films in which she has been producer.

Saturday & Sunday - DATE: TBA

9:00 to 1:00 and 2:30 to 6:30

TOTAL COST: $185 for the 2-day workshop.

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

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ACTOR'S BOOTCAMP with CASTING DIRECTOR, HOLLY ALLEN
Saturday, Date: TBA from 10:00am to 5:00pm


This 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 as much material as you can! Upon arrival you will be given a number and assigned one of four stations where you will work in small groups on either commercials, industrials, scenes or improv before performing them on camera and for the whole group. Holly will make her way around the stations giving direction and coaching while you are working. You will receive some basic feedback after each performance before moving on to the next station to work in another genre. If you want to stay on your feet, shake things up, work on 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, Professional Actor, and Acting Coach based in Chicago and Nashville. She worked for Film House, a large production company in Nashville, Tennessee for 13 years as their in-house Casting Director. She continues to cast projects on a freelance basis including union commercials and feature films. The most recent film she cast locally here in Nashville was DEADLINE starring Eric Roberts and Steve Talley. She will be casting an independent feature film in Nashville this Spring.

She also runs sessions for PR Casting in Chicago who casts for television series, commercials, industrials, and feature films. She auditions and casts hundreds of actors every year for a variety of projects for clients all over the country and continues to keep her eye out for new talent to use in the future.

Holly began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Acting and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and private lessons for over 17 years. She has been conducting workshops for The Actor’s School for many years now and loves teaching!

Holly is also a professional actor and is hired for films, commercials, industrials, theatre, and voiceovers. Being a performer herself, she strives to create a fun and safe environment in all her workshops where students feel comfortable to explore the craft of acting. She believes that actors must learn to trust themselves in order to reduce their fear and she gives her students permission to make mistakes in order to take bigger risks. It takes courage to get up in front of people and be critiqued; this is a supportive class to explore, experiment, 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.

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

Class fee: $145

Saturday, Date: TBA from 10:00am to 5:00pm

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

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SINGER-SONGWRITER WORKSHOP with JANE BACH
Two Monday Evenings, DATE: TBA from 7 to 9pm


Jane Bach has been teaching this workshop in Nashville, New York City and Los Angeles for the past eight years to critical acclaim. She was born and raised in New York City and move to Nashville in 1982 to pursue a career and songwriting and was quickly signed to a publishing deal.

In a career that has spanned over 30 years with cuts by such notable artists as Tammy Wynette, Ray Price, Reba McEntire, Jodee Messina, Collin Raye and many many others, as well as TV placements, Jane brings her expertise in the crafting of a great song and her understanding of the music business to a new level for anyone interested in becoming a better writer. With Matraca Berg, she wrote the number one song "The Last One to Know" recorded by Reba McEntire (Billboard, Cashbox) and the number one song, "Just Enough Love" for Ray Price (Billboard Independent Chart). She has been nominated for a Viewers Choice award, a Grammy award, and a People's Choice award as well as earning multiple ASCAP awards.

Jane has had hit singles (among them, "Dare to Dream" for Jodie Messina) in this country as well as in Great Britain, France, Holland, Canada Japan and South America. A well-respected writer, teacher and producer, Jane is a member of in NSAU, Songwriters Guild of America and LA Women in Music.

Now signed to an LA publisher, working out of Nashville and Los Angeles, she's writing for TV as well as working with numerous young pop/rock and country artists. She works with Australian pop superstar, Nikki Webster and has travelled to Australia numerous times to work with Aussie singer/songwriters including Mandi Jarry Australian Idol Cosima DaVito. Jane's home base is in Nashville where she lives with her former Washington Redskin Gary Bach.

Cost: $125.00

Two Monday Evenings, DATE: TBA from 7 to 9pm

To sign up for the class please call Alan Dysert at: (615) 500-7661 or send an email: Brittney@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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TOP LOS ANGELES AGENT, JENNIFER PATREDIS
(REP FOR TEENS LIKE DEMI LOVATO, SELENA GOMEZ AND THOMAS MANN)
IS CONDUCTING A WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG ACTORS (8-24)
Date: TBA


Jennifer Patredis is one of the hottest agents in Los Angeles for young actors. Her agency, INNOVATIVE ARTISTS, is one of the best in the world. Her star clients include Debbie Ryan, the star of Disney's "Jessie" and Thomas Mann, star of "Kind of A Funny Story" and the upcoming features "Project X" "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters", "Fun-Size" and on TV - "iCarly" and "The Middle".

ABOUT JENNIFER PATREDIS:

A surprising number of teen stars hail from Texas, and no small number of them -- including Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Mitchel Musso, Johnny Simmons, Hunter Parrish, Kenny Baumann, Madison Pettis and Debby Ryan -- have agent Jennifer Patredis to thank for getting their start in Hollywood. The equation works both ways, actually, as it was Patredis' eye for such kids that motivated the Dallas-born tenpercenter's own move to Los Angeles. Patredis began her career as an assistant at the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, where owner Lisa Dawson "took a chance on me and let me bring my own approach to the position," she says.

When the company's kid rep left abruptly, Patredis accepted the position, not realizing she'd have to earn the respect of skeptical parents who weren't sure about trusting a 22-year-old agent. "One mom wouldn't even put my name on her kid's resume at the start," she remembers. That mom was local acting coach Cathryn Sullivan, "who oddly enough contributed the most to my success, as we worked together developing talent such as Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez," whom Patredis booked on their first pilots.

Mitchell Gossett, who headhunted Patredis (and now works at UTA), calls her "a kindred spirit who deserved a chance to play in the big leagues."

Date: Saturday & Sunday, Date: TBA

AM Session: Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm & Sunday, 9:00am to Noon
PM Session: Saturday, 2:30pm to 6:30pm & Sunday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm


TOTAL COST: $195 for the two-day workshop
To make a reservation call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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AUDITION WORKSHOP with L.A. CASTING DIRECTOR, SHERIE HERNANDEZ
Saturday & Sunday, Date: TBA


Greenstein/Daniel is one of the busiest offices in LA and especially during this time of year. An associate at Greenstein/Daniel Casting, Sherie Hernandez casts numerous series such as "Hot in Cleveland", "Working Class" and has just finished a stint on "How I Met Your Mother".

Sherie Hernandez has been with Greenstein/Daniel for over three years and previously worked at other top LA casting offices such as Lieberman/Patton, Allison Jones and Stiner/Block. Prior shows she's worked on are “10 Things I Hate About You”, ”Kath & Kim”, ”Rita Rocks” and ”Melrose Place”. In addition, she has been casting director to an AFI short film written and directed by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, the web series ”Dial *” for Universal Media Studios that stars AnnaLynne McCord and various spec shorts and other web series.

This is the very first time Sherie has come to The Actor's School, so the spots will go very quickly. If you desire this kind of quality training -and exposure to a casting director who works at the highest levels, do not wait to sign up… call or email to reserve your spot today!

TOTAL COST: $195 for the two-day workshop

Saturday and Sunday, Date: TBA.

Morning Group
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Sunday: 9am – 11:30am

Afternoon Group
Saturday: 2:30pm to 5:30pm
Sunday: 12:30pm – 3pm

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


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INTERMEDIATE / ADVANCED ACTING WITH THEATRE ARTIST SARA SHARPE
Intermediate/Advanced Acting with theatre artist Sara Sharpe
Date TBA, Sunday Evenings from 7-9pm Six-Week Class


Class will conclude with an informal performance for an invited audience. (During regular class time.)

Delve into the craft of acting with theatre artist Sara Sharpe. This class offers serious and in depth actor training for intermediate and advanced students in a supportive learning environment, using both scene study and monologue formats (as well as improvisation). This course offers sophisticated work on truthful interaction in relation to script analysis. Students should be prepared to do some work outside of class.

Class/rehearsal time will be devoted to the usual suspects: vocal training and movement, emotional memory, sensory memory, circumstance, objective, obstacle, and script analysis. Additionally, students should be prepared to take their individual work a step further. "The work of an actor, " according to Sara, "is sacred. Actors have the ability to tell the stories that most need to be told and to give voice to the voiceless." Learning to put your attention on something more important that the success or failure of your own performance leads, inevitably, to your best performance. For the serious student only; come prepared to push yourself.

ABOUT SARA SHARPE

"Sara Sharpe is at the very core of vital dramatic activism, powerfully forging theatrical experiences on global human issues with pure spiritual conscience."
Andy Van Roon
Film Nashville


“I met Actor/Activist Sara Sharpe while performing at a function for my friend, Actor/Director Sean Penn, in 2002. I have since been fortunate enough to have assisted her, in a small way, with her passion of educating artists about how to inform the public about vital social and political issues. One only has to see her in performances such as ‘The Exonerated’ to understand that this is a very special human being.”
Respectfully, Arthur Godfrey, Singer/Songwriter

“It is refreshing to meet an artist/activist such as Sara Sharpe; she is a visionary who believes in the power of theatre to inform public debate about relevant social issues. In viewing events produced by Sara at BroadAxe, we are not merely entertained, but enlightened, challenged and motivated to take social or political action. The Nashville theatre community is blessed with her presence and is stronger because of her artistry.”
Keith Martin
ARTS Action Research
Charlotte, North Carolina


Sara is the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the BroadAxe Theatre in Nashville, Tennessee. (Best New Theatre Company, 2001 Nashville Scene).

Nashville audiences will remember Sara as Karla in Steve Earle's 2002 world premier of Karla. (2002 Tennie award, Best Actress) Sara’s other favorite roles include Sunny Jacobs in The Exonerated, Mae in Maria Irene Fornes' Mud, and Rebecca in Breakfast with Arty (Nashville Film Festival, 2000). Additional credits include Vinegar Tom, Conversations in a Time of Terror (co-author, director), and Heathen Valley.

Sara is also the creator of FESTIVE REVOLUTION: Art and Activism in the Twenty-first Century, a not for-profit organization dedicated to helping artists mobilize their art and their fan base for social and political change through ongoing educational programs and activities.

FAIRVIEW, Sara's long awaited documentary/docudrama debuted at the Dark Horse Theatre on March 26, 2007 and is currently in pre-production to complete filming.

Sara has spent three summers with the New York State Defenders Association as a communications coach for the Basic Trial Skills Institute. Most recently she launched SHARPE COMMUNICATIONS offering presentation coaching (applying the disciplines of the theatrical stage to the public arena) for lawyers, executives, artists, politicians, and anyone involved in public speaking.

www.sharpecommunication.com

DATE: TBA, Sunday evenings for 6 weeks
TIME: 7-9pm
TOTAL COST: $195

To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: 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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DON'T CHOKE WHEN IT COUNTS!
THE MENTAL GAME with Pro Stuntman and Performance Consultant BRIAN HITE, M.S.
Date: TBA from 10am to 1pm


This training focuses on the mental aspects of performance and the development of mental toughness skills that are crucial to performing under pressure. Have you ever felt distracted, nervous, fearful, un-confident, or distracted by negative thoughts leading up to or during the audition process? These are all very typical reactions to stressful situations that affect every actor, every time he or she steps in front of a casting director, producer, and/or director. They are the completely expected and natural effects of performing under evaluation with important outcomes and nothing to be ashamed of. What really matters is how the actor has prepared himself or herself to handle those reactions.

To really be prepared, you must:
• Learn to maintain confidence in the face of a business in which rejection is the rule rather than the exception.
• Learn to sustain attention when there are so many distractions pulling your focus in multiple directions, both during an audition and on set.
• Develop and experience a sense of calmness, composure, and flow in the face of challenges and obstacles, knowing that you have the preparation and skills to thrive under any circumstance and in any situation, whether during auditions or on set.

Our training puts deliberate focus on the performance of auditions, where mental and emotional challenges are encountered, but provides a structure by which the same skills can be applied to any performance. We give you an opportunity to build the mental toughness approach that is a requirement in the nerve-racking career that you passionately pursue. We instruct you on how to develop and make mental toughness skills your own and then provide practical application of them to every aspect of your world. We are Avid Performance Consultants, and have taught this area of expertise to many domains of elite performance including athletics, performing arts, test taking, and emergency services. We, specifically, optimize our clients’ performance by effectively enhancing their confidence, perceptions, energy, and motivation before, during, and after an event and through the most difficult challenges of their careers. In addition, and possibly most importantly, we have personally experienced the very real demands of performing under pressure, believe without an ounce of doubt, that our accomplishments are largely due to the focus and control that mental training techniques have provided us over the course of our careers. We encourage you to come to learn new skills… come to learn from people who have actually applied these tools and skills.

THE PERSONAL BENEFITS TO YOU WILL BE:
• Performance that is consistent under pressure
• More confidence to rise to the occasion
• Development of focus amidst distractions
• Maintaining calm & composure in the face of challenges

THE CLASS IS DESIGNED TO BENEFIT STUDENTS BY:
• Being based on a proven structured approach to mental skill development
• Providing opportunities to personalize the mental skills techniques
• Guiding you through the application of learned skills in real-world situations

AVID PERFORMANCE CONSULTANTS HAVE EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES OF:
• Working with athletes, soldiers, and performing artists
• Personally applying mental skills to elite level swimming, stunts, and every aspect of our lives
• Learning from our vast experience teaching and applying these skills at all levels of performance

ABOUT BRIAN HITE, M.S.
Brian holds a Master's degree in Sport Psychology, and in addition to being a stunt coordinator, Brian has performed stunts in television shows and films such as Castle, Hawaii Five-O, Numbers, 24, General Hospital, Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Star Trek Voyager, The Last Godfather, Twilight, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Fast and the Furious 3, Green Hornet, Children of the Corn: Dweller, The Big Bang, The Island, The Mimic 2, and many, many others.

Date: TBA from 10am to 1pm

TOTAL COST: $195 for the two-day workshop

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


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“THE NEW “90210” & "WITHOUT A TRACE” CASTING DIRECTOR, LONNIE HAMERMAN'S
AUDITION WORKSHOP - Saturday & Sunday, Date: TBA

Lonnie’s TV casting director credits include the comedy series “Monk” for which she was nominated for an Emmy Award, “Buffy The Vampire Slayer” and the syndicated series, “The Spies”. Ms. Hamerman has cast several independent features including, most recently, “50 Ways To Leave Your Lover”, which premiered to sold out audiences at the 2004 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Last year she worked on the Universal Studios feature, “The Perfect Man”, starring Hilary Duff. Currently, Lonnie was casting the CBS series, “Without A Trace” for three seasons. Her latest project has been casting on “ The New 90210”series. Yes, they are going to do it again.

Lonnie also cast the new J.J. Abrams Pilot. J.J. Abrams is the creative force behind “Lost” and he directed “Mission Impossible 3”.

Lonnie is currently casting a new pilot for superstar producer Jerry Bruckheimer ("CSI: Miami", "Cold Case", "CSI: NY", "Without a Trace", "National Treasure: Book of Secrets", "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest", "National Treasure", "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl", "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation", "Black Hawk Down", "Pearl Harbor", "Remember the Titans", "Gone in Sixty Seconds", "Enemy of the State", "Armageddon", "Con Air", "The Rock", "Bad Boys", "Days of Thunder", and more).

There will be two groups of fifteen students only. One group will be in morning sessions Saturday and Sunday. The other group will be in afternoon sessions 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.

TOTAL COST: $175 for the two-day workshop
Weekend Workshop - Date: TBA

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


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MUSICAL THEATRE: VOCAL WORKSHOP with JULIE FORESTER
Two Mondays, DATE: TBA from 6:30-9:30 pm


These group classes will focus on the basic understanding of Acting Lyric through Song. I will pass on the fundamental technique an aspiring Musical Theatre performer will need as it applies to where they are at in their journey. We will tackle basic Musical Theatre audition technique, but will concentrate mainly on getting to the Heart and Truth of the character each student chooses in regards to their piece. I will spend time on helping bridge the gap that can exist between Monologue or Lyric and Singing, so that each character comes to Life.

We will also focus on fundamental vocal performance technique. The foundation of the voice is related to Breath, Control and Support. I will pass on a variety instrumental exercises and practices that will insure a Long and Healthy vocal life.

We will have an accompanist at the classes.

ABOUT JULIE FORESTER

Julie Forester, from Houston, TX currently has a writing deal with Starstruck Entertainment Texoma Ten Music Publishing in Nashville. She has released 2 EPs currently for sale. Her EP "Dance With Me" has received rave reviews in the UK magazine "Maverick" and BOTH albums received high praise in the "Music City News". Julie has been featured as "Artist Of The Week" on LOCM digital radio a number of times and can currently be heard on International & National radio on Brady Seals (of Little Texas) produced artist, David Bradley's smash radio single "Soak It Up" and artist Coles Whalen's album "The Whistle Stop Road".

Julie just finished a summer tour where she opened for such artists as Phil Vassar, Josh Gracin & Lee Brice and now continues to play as a solo artist locally and on the road with the "The Nashville Songbirds". Last fall she toured Ireland and Scotland with Irish sensation Colm Kirwan, and Can U Duet's Joey & Rory. In the UK her single "Feelin The Fall" was released to UK Country Radio and peaked at #16 on the HOTDISC Country Charts. She has also toured Europe playing "Eva Cassidy" in a musical play about her life and on the West End stage in the Olivier Award winning production of "Ragtime" in London, England. She holds a Master of Arts Degree from New York University in Musical Theatre and Performing Arts Education.

Two Mondays, DATE: TBA from 6:30-9:30 pm

Class Fee: $125

Call Alan Dysert at 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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Two Monday Classes from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED
CAREERS IN THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY with Luke Gambill


Luke Gambill is the Creative Director and Producer for Brentwood-Benson Music and its worship label, GreatWorshipSongs.com. His daily life is driven with developing new songs and projects while, depending on project needs, operating as A&R director, producer, arranger and orchestrator. Prior to Brentwood-Benson, Luke was Creative Manager/A&R for Integrity Music’s Worship Resources Division while also traveling as a clinician and touring musician for Integrity’s Seminars4Worship events held across the country. His education includes Southeastern University (B.A. in Music), Liberty University (M.A. in Religion with emphasis in Worship Studies), Integrity Worship Institute (Cert. Worship Studies) and Berklee College of Music (Music Industry). Multiple Dove nominations and awards have been received through his creative input and involvement. Through the years, Luke has worked in several aspects of the Christian Music Industry: copyright, touring, marketing, and creative. Luke and his family are actively involved at Thompson Station Baptist Church.


CAREERS IN THE CHRISTIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
What are they, Who are they, Where are they, Why are they?

Have you ever dreamed of using your talents and gifts in the Christian music industry? Not sure what positions are available? Ever wondered what A&R means and what this guy does? And an engineer conducts a train – but what is a Recording Engineer and a Mix Engineer? Today’s Christian music industry contains many positions – some are experience and education specific, but some can be learned hands on. During this two-hour workshop, Luke will share with us the many various career aspects of the industry.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
· What careers are available?
· Is there certain training required?
· What are the challenges of being a session singer/player?
· I’m not a singer or player, are there careers for me?
· Should I do an internship?
· What’s more valid: what you know vs. who you know?
· Where can I find potential job listings?

DATE: TO BE ANNOUNCED
Time: 7:00 - 9:00pm

Cost: $70
Call Alan Dysert at 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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FILMMAKING AND SCENE ANALYSIS FOR ACTORS: What Every Actor Should Know Before Arriving On Set
with EMMY AWARD WINNING DIRECTOR, STEVE HORSWILL-JOHNSTON
Date: TBA from 1:00 - 4:00pm (2 sessions)


This course is designed for what every actor should know about filmmaking to be best prepared for on camera work. In addition, class members will analyze a scene, including a beat outline. This class will enable any actor to feel prepared and comfortable on set. Taught by Emmy award-winning local producer and director Steve Horswill-Johnston, this class will prepare you for what happens beyond the audition. The 2-session course gives a basic understanding of the filmmaking process for actors from pre-production and casting through post-production and distribution. Walk on-set prepared and with a full understanding of:

• What's expected from actors on the set.
• Go beyond memorization to scene analysis.
• The names and functions of all major positions and related departments.
• How to read a "Call Sheet"
• How to understand the "Day-Out-Of-Days" (DOD) Schedule
• What exactly happens when the camera starts rolling and before you have your first line.

Steve is an actor as well as a producer and director. His films this year have won an Emmy and numerous festivals. He's acted in NBC television shows, and just completed a documentary shot in Berlin, Germany, which is nominated for another Emmy. He's also auditioned and hired more than fifty of Alan's students over the last several years.

ABOUT STEVE HORSWILL-JOHNSTON
Steve has more than twenty years experience as a television/film producer, radio broadcaster, and communications executive in Los Angeles and here in Nashville. He currently is an executive producer at the international headquarters of The United Methodist Church. Prior to arriving in Nashville, Steve earned his Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree in Film Production from San Diego State University and attended the graduate program at the prestigious University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts. While attending film school he wrote and produced programs for San Diego public television (KCET), worked on "Simon & Simon" television series and was a radio broadcaster in the San Diego and Los Angeles markets. He has worked on several feature films, including "Pontiac Moon" and "That Thing You Do".

Recently, he was co-producer, writer, and acted in "Becoming Jesse Tate", a feature filmed in the Nashville area. Steve has produced over 30 short films. Steve was producer of The United Methodist Church's first $20 million dollar national television advertising campaign for 8 years and produced over 15 national commercials. For producing, writing, and directing Steve has received two national Telly Awards, six Axiem Awards for Absolute Excellence in Electronic Media and numerous “Addy” Gold Awards for advertising.

Total cost for the two-session course: $95

Date: TBA from 1:00 - 4:00 both days

To register, call The Actors School 615-500-7661 or or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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THE RODNEY & JOE SHOW RETURNS TO NASHVILLE
WITH AN ENTIRELY NEW - 2 DAY - VOICE OVER WORKSHOP!
Saturday, Date: TBA from 9am to 4pm and Sunday 1pm to 5pm



Rodney Saulsberry and Joe Loesch have put their heads together to come up with a different approach to tackling Voice Overs! Why do so many people go after this profession with complete enthusiasm only to find themselves wishing it had been something they had stuck with? Does auditioning bring you down, when it should it should be helping you to grow? Do you relate practice with your mic to working out at the gym? Are things not moving as quickly for you as you had envisioned? Join Rodney & Joe for these two exciting days! They'll pump you up! They'll uncover the mysteries of Voice Overs! They'll help you to cut your way through the clutter of the industry. This 2 day workshop will definitely put a smile on your face put some pep in your step!

Rodney Saulsberry is the voice of choice for behind-the scenes narration. This Detroit native and University of Michigan Graduate, is one of the premier voice-over talents in the country. He is also a published author with two bestselling books, You Can Bank on Your Voice and Step Up to the Mic. Saulsberry’s distinctive announcer voice is literally everywhere. He has announced promos for the ABC hit Dancing With The Stars and the ABC critically acclaimed Charlie Brown Christmas Special. He announced the 34th NAACP Image Awards and theEssence Awards specials on FOX Television. The Grammy Awards and the Country Music Awards for CBS. As one of the top trailer voices in the business, Rodney’s voice has promoted many favorites: Red Tails, Tupac Resurrection, How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Diary of a Mad Black Woman, Friday After Next, Drumline, Undercover Brother, The Best Man, Dumb & Dumberer, Finding Forrester, Soul Food, Crooklyn, and many more. Black Enterprise Magazine called Saulsberry “The voice of choice for behind-the-scenes-narration.”

Joe Loesch is the voice for many cartoon characters for the Disney channel. He narrates and produces audiobooks for Harper Collins, Zondervan Publishing and The Lampo Group. He has voiced dozens of commercials for national advertisers, Philips/Magnavox, Bridgestone/Firestone, Folgers Coffee, Sun Sweet Prunes, Ford, Chevy and Toyota. For local and regional advertisers, Auto Masters, Texas Ford Dealer Association and the list goes on. He has also appeared in dozens of national tv commercials. Joe recorded and produced Dave Ramsey’s “Junior’s Adventures” audio CDs. Joe does all of the voice work on this project. Listen for yourself...listen or visit, DaveRamsey.com He is also the 2013 Communicator's Gold Award winner for his audiobook work!

If you've had a workshop with Rodney & Joe in the past, this workshop will be a complete new experience! Come on back!

Day 1 - Saturday Morning (9am to 12pm): "What's My Motivation?" and "Confidence is Key"

Day 1 - Saturday Afternoon (1pm to 4pm): "Intensive Voice Over Workout" Joe & Rodney will put you through your paces with script reading! Everyone receives a fair analysis of their reads and receives direction on how to make your next read better. You'll experience a burst of confidence with each improvement.

Day 2 - Sunday Afternoon (1pm to 4pm): "Gadgets, Gizmos, Tools & Toys!" You'll be introduced to the latest recording technologies. Much of the equipment and software covered in this afternoon will be on hand. We'll also cover "You and your website".

Cost: $325

This workshop will be held at The Marriott Residence Inn in Cool Springs (Meridian Village) - Saturday, Date: TBA

Conference Room - first door on the left past the check-in desk.

Call The Actors School for reservations - (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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FOR KIDS ONLY: ACTING IN COMMERCIALS with ALAN DYSERT
Two Fridays - Date: TBA from 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

Two Fridays - Date: TBA from 4:30 to 6:30

REGISTRATION FEE: $135

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


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