CLASSES

Everything we do is covid compliant. We take your health, the health of the crew and the health of the country seriously

Our Philosophy

It is our belief that no one can make your career but you.

Most acting classes strive to improve an actor's skills

 

Some classes can help an actor better understand the business side of the entertainment industry so the actor can work more efficiently in growing thier own careers.

 

We think good classes encourages an actor to do both.

 

No one can do the work for you.

 

One Job does not make a career.

A career is built role by role.

 

An agent takes 10% of an actor's check; the actor must do 90% of the work. (The same applies with a manager)

 

Therefore, don't put that power into anyone else's hands. It is always your responsibility.

 

In our class, we strive to teach through doing:

The safety of studio-work in class

The practical application of doing work on stage

The creation of films for screening at film festivals

 

If this interests you, you have found the right place.

scene study

This is an ongoing class that meets weekly on Tuesday nights. The cost is 250 a month.

Our classes are structured so:

We work on relaxation and sensory work.

We discuss our successes  of the week and goals for next week.

We work on techniques of Strasberg (who trained Chuck at NYU/TISCH) and Stanislavski, We work on training your body so it is ready to work when it is needed.

You will be required to bring scenes to work on in class that make you move you towards where you want to go as a working actor and artist.

We use classic scene study to work on character development, and script analysis

In our studio, we encourage  you to break away from your past comfort zones, in a safe and supportive environment and community

We are going to get you ready for any and all auditions and roles that come your way, which we can rehearse in class. Movies, television, commercials, or theater, whether comedic or dramatic, we will work on it all.

Occasionally we will  surprise you with a scene or commercial in class to keep your cold reading skills in tune.

Chuck was trained by Lee Strasberg  and does not deviate from the training he got with Lee. Our goal is to pass it on to you so you can learn to use it as it was meant to be: a tool for the actor, not a style of acting.

 

In our 30+ years in this business, Chuck and Megan have worked on both sides of the camera  and  we have a lot of knowledge and passion to share with you.

Scenes for Reel

As Casting Directors and filmmakers, we have seen hundreds of reels. The problem with a lot of reels we see is that they seem unpolished and rushed, and all the scenes start to look alike. We know what Casting, Agents, and Producers want and need to see in a reel and how to get the performances out of you that you need. This was beyond "Branding." (which we feel is our job) but showing the world what you can do and how well you can do it. We have three ways of producing these so choose what works best for you. What do you need?   How do you want to be seen? What script/style/genre works to accomplish that.

The Reel Intensive:

This is not just a place to film a scene for your reel. This intensive will get the most out of an actor’s skill and showcase their abilities in a professional light. This is a scene and character study class first, and a reel filming second. By the end of the class, every student will have a better understanding of their craft, and a scene for their reel to showcase it. It is a 3 day /12 hour intensive. 2021 schedule to be determined

Coming Soon🤫

The "You" Project

The Original Project started  out 5 years as an experiment to see if we could take a group of actors and really make a huge difference in their careers in 6 months.  

It worked!

They became a group of several hundred  actors, writers, producers, and directors determined to make their voices heard. 

They developed their own projects.

They got Agents and Managers.

They got work: Feature Films, Plays, TV Series, Web Series, Commercials.

 

They grew as actors, as business people, and as humans.

As we grew, so did the types of classes we teach, but The YOU Project is our

flagship class.

This is by far our most vigorous but rewarding class we offer. It is the class that changes lives and careers

We call it the You project because YOU are our project.

BY  INTERVIEW  ONLY. Limited to 14 actors per session. One session per year in the spring.

filmmaker's group

The Filmmakers Group is a class comprised of students who have completed the "You" Project, and have become award-winning actors and filmmakers who are putting it all together. This class is meant to give the actor the most control over his/her career possible. The actor becomes a filmmaker-driven to tell stories that matter and define the way Hollywood looks at him or her. The focus is on finding the actors’ voice and putting it on screen, using all the skills learned in The YOU Project and On-Going Scene Study classes. Actors are required to write collaboratively, produce, crew, and act in short films to enter into film festivals, as well as pitch to networks and studios. The focus is on character development, story, and honesty, and truthfulness of performance.

 

"There is no other class being offered in LA right now that offers this quality education and experience for this value!"

This class is only offered after successful completion of the You Project and by invitation.

Learn by Doing!

private coaching

Our private online sessions are one of our most popular services. We offer 1-hour sessions via Zoom or Facetime.

Use them for coaching or Mentoring or Audition prep

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