We will be doing a workshop at Oakwood at the North Clubhouse on Monday, February 14 from 7 pm to 8 pm. If you are not an Oakwood resident but would like to check it out, email me and I will get your name on the list at the gate.
It will be a great hour of sides, snacks and FUN!!!! Come and get your creative workout!!
We held a friendly little competition in class. Each student wrote down whom he/she thought would win the 5 top categories:
Best Supporting Actor and Actress
There was not a winner per se but the below people got 3/5 right:
Congrats and to all in the class: I HOPE TO SEE YOU ON THAT STAGE IN YEARS TO COME.
I had the pleasure of going on-set with Miss Janelle Ortiz this weekend. What a job she is doing on telling her story in the Feature “Prom”. Everyone was really wonderful and having a really great job with one another.
We couldn’t be happier or prouder of you, Janelle!!
Luke Broyles, a Master Teen student, has created a rap for all of those Packer fans….It looks to be quite a Superbowl if my actors are any reflection!!!
Nice job on the lyrics, Luke!!
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As an acting coach to the wonderful teen student, Keely Marshall,I can attest to her being out there – using every audition opportunity as a chance to tell her stories as only Keely can. Still, Pilot seaon can get an actor down. We have long heard that “there is no official pilot season anymore”. When an actor comes back from the holidays, though, he/she is inevitably on pins and needles until a really good new pilot comes along.
Well..not Keely. While in town, she is a creative machine!! She has written countless songs, all wonderful but check her latest little ditty out:
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Okay…so my Dad came to town and since he is really meant to star in the Father role in “Bleep my Dad Says”, I went ahead and put him on tape for the job. Now we just need to find him an agent…..and the agent should be flexible about auditions because my Dad has a real routine – McDonalds for coffee and Suduko in the am, lunch at various places with old friends at 12ish….afternoon drive and then there is Soprano’s at 4:00 pm. Here is tape at any rate:
Watch on Youtube
Some of you know that my Dad was quite ill this year and consequently, I spent lots of hours in Baltimore in his living room watching him watch “The Sopranos”. Although I have always loved anything related to the mafia, watching my Dad watch “The Sopranos” still beats the show itself. He knows all of the lines, has the accent down and occasionally even forgets himself and begins to order me around in true mafioso fashion. “Tess, why doncha bring your Papa a beer instead of sitting ‘ere staring at ‘em”.
So, today, while I paid the cellphone bill on Beverly Blvd, who do I see but TONY SOPRANO himself!! I called my Dad immediately and although he begged for me to put Tony on the phone, I refused. “The man deserves some privacy, for **** sake”…I retorted in true mafioso tone. No prouder of me could my Dad be than today.
I have changed the dates/price on the teen camp as so many of you spoke of conflicts in the 2nd week of August. Please check it out when you have a moment and feel free to email/call me with questions.
“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”
Join us for our Open House on Saturday, June 19 at 2 PM!!
We will talk about our Studio’s Summer camps and philosophies:
∞ Breaking down Feature Film & TV Scripts
∞ On-camera technique
∞ Getting into the story
∞ Accepting the “I Am” rather than “performing” for camera
∞ Dealing with the audition process through story
∞ Shooting reel –its purpose and place
What: Open House with Refreshments/some on-camera work with guests
Where: 7461 Beverly Blvd., Ste. 401
When: Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 2 to 3:30 pm
TO RSVP for the open house, register here by registering for website.
I have had a great year in terms of the number of wonderful young actors I have come in contact with and had the pleasure of coaching/teaching in class.
What overwhelms me about child/teen actors is their lack of competitiveness. They truly want all others to succeed. They feel almost lonely without others being as successful as they are and truly wish to share this joy. I wonder where this falls by the wayside for some actors…not that the competitive spirit is always a bad thing – some actors thrive in its presence..but others, like flowers, shrink.
Perhaps because children are constantly forced to share – share their toys, share their thoughts, share their discontent – this constant awareness of the world at large creates a generous artist. What a pleasure to enjoy. What a wonderful world it is full of this generous little souls.
After all, there is work for all actors, of all dimensions. Why not think of each and every success as a feat for all actors?