INDUSTRY PROS'
SERIES 


If you need more information, contact us at:
info@performingartsstudio.com 
 
+1(630)409-9017

 

We designed our Industry Pros' Showcase Series for actors who want to network,  get feedback and train with highly renowned:
Casting Directors, Agents, Film Directors, Coaches & Actors.

Our program will help you: 

•Get insight from industry professionals on what your personal/acting strengths are and how you can use them to stand out in the industry.
Connect and showcase your work to top industry  professionals from the U.S. and the U.K.
• Refine your acting and audition techniques with feedback from industry insiders that are constantly casting projects & signing talent
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CURRICULUM 

Before the beginning of the program, we will send you an intro package with: 

• A comprehensive list of 200+ US, UK, Canada & Ireland Agencies.
• A guideline on how to self-submit to agencies and projects.
• A guideline to create strong self tapes & acting portfolios.

If you would like extra coaching between sessions you can schedule them with our coaches.
All actors are paired up with colleagues of their same age range and acting experience.



Week 1
Coach Session
Text & Voice / On Camera Techniques

This session is focused on creating rhythm and imagery, the correlation of punctuation-breath-emotion, finding our natural voices, creating strong subtexts and using resonators to expand expressiveness and character development.

The second half of the session focuses on fundamental On Camera Techniques. Actors will learn to use their focus and eyelines, create presence and subtlety, know the camera movement range and work rhythm and pauses effectively.

About our coaches: All our coaches are seasoned
teaching artists and working actors trained at world renowned academies like the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The Actor's Studio, Second City, just to name a few. Their experience ranges from working in T.V., Film, Theatre to Voiceover and Commercial work. Some of their credits include projects for companies like Netflix, Disney/Pixar, Hulu and Amazon Prime! Visit Our Coaches page to learn about each of them and their amazing careers!


Week 2
Coach Session
Intro to The Method & Improv Techniques

An introduction to Lee Strasberg's Method Acting technique adopted by Award Winning Actors like Marlon Brando, Meryl Streep, Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Bradley Cooper, Michelle Williams among many more. 
Strasberg's method is based on using your personal memories to connect to emotions, create nuanced characters and find a character's inner life.
Throughout the years this technique has proven extremely effective when used for On Camera work.


About our coaches:
All our coaches are seasoned teaching artists and working actors trained at world renowned academies like the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, The Actor's Studio, Second City, just to name a few. Their experience ranges from working in T.V., Film, Theatre to Voiceover and Commercial work. Some of their credits include projects for companies like Netflix, Disney/Pixar, Hulu and Amazon Prime! Visit Our Coaches page to learn about each of them and their amazing careers!
 

Week 3
Talent Agent Session & Q&A

Week 3 will have an invited Talent Agent who will run a mock audition.
Actors will have the option to audition with a monologue or a scene that they will be sent a week before and present to our invited Talent Agent.
Agents will  give personal feedback on each actors work and explain
what Talent Agencies expect from actors when self-taping an audition, selecting a monologue/scene and creating artistic choices when delivering the text/building the character.

The objective of this session is for all actors to know how the casting process from a Talent Agent works and what things we can do to improve our chances of getting represented!

All our Pro's sessions finish with a half hour Q&A for actors to ask any questions they have about the industry. 
 

A schedule with invited guests is sent to students a week before the beginning of the series.

Previous Agencies include  Alphabet Management (representing BAFTA Award Winners), Tory Christopher, Acture Talent Agency, WSM Talent, Ryan Artists, and Phillippa Stapelton.



Week 4
Casting Director Session & Q&A

During Week 4, our actors meet with a Casting Director and present a new scene with their partners.
Actors will be able to choose comedic or dramatic scenes from hit TV Shows that will be sent the week before.

This workshop is focused on learning what a Casting Director is looking for when casting Co-Star roles and how we should approach them in auditions.
We will talk about types, objectives of the scene, main characters status and what do co-stars do in order to help the story go through.

Our invited Casting Director will also work on how to create different, unique choices that can set us apart from other actors while using our personal strengths to achieve this. 


All our Pro's sessions finish with a half hour Q&A for actors to ask any questions they
 have about the industry.

A schedule with invited guests is sent to students a week before the beginning of the series.

Previous guest Casting Directors include Liz Ortiz who has been the casting director for projects shown at SUNDANCE, Brooklyn Film Festival, LA Indie, Tallgrass FIlm Festival.


Week 5 
Film Director Session Q&A

On Week 5, groups will present a scene to a guest Film Director who will be working on Screen Techniques, Dialogues and Adjustments.

A primordial part of an actor work is to understand the notes that that a director gives us.
Being able to adjust, create new and strong choices on the spot, and  execute them organically are the main skills directors are looking for when casting their actors.
This workshop will give actors the tools to exercise that muscle and become open to exploring polarising choices.

All our Pro's sessions finish with a half hour Q&A for actors to ask any questions they have about the industry.

A schedule with invited guests is sent to students a week before the beginning of the series.

Previous guest Film Directors include NAACP and Black Reel Award nominated: Dwayne Cochran who's projects like "My Tribe is Lost" have been sold to Steven Spielberg and Dreamworks. 
 

 Post Program Audition Coaching

After our weekly sessions, all actors get an extra month of coaching for any auditions they submit to. 

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CALENDAR

Saturdays:
9am-11:30am (PST) / 10pm-12:30pm (MT) / 11am-1:30pm (CT) / 12pm-2:30pm (ET)5pm-7:30pm (GMT) / 6pm-8:30pm (CET)

Next Series runs September 17th to October 15th
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LIMITED TO 12 ACTORS PER SESSION
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TUITION
All rates are in USD

Full Program: $299
(A 50% deposit can be made to secure your spot and receive your 
materials.
The other half of your tuition can be made after your first session.)


Extra Coaching Sessions (Optional)
Group Coaching Sessions: $70/hr ($35 p/actor)
Group Coaching Sessions Package (3hrs): $180 ($90 p/actor)

Individual Coaching Sessions: $60/hr
Individual Coaching Sessions Package (3hrs): $150