5-Week Class Starting Next Week.
7:00 to 9:00
$195 per 5-week session
Alan Dysert, best known in the United States as “Sean Cudahy” on ABC-TV’s top-rated soap opera, All My Children, was a full contract player for five years, performing in over 500 episodes.
Alan’s portrayal of this character put him on the cover of “People Magazine” and made him a very much in demand guest on such national shows as Regis and Kathie Lee, Sally Jessy Raphael, The Merv Griffin Show and The Mike Douglas Show as well as all the major talk shows at ABC affiliates across the United States. The shows Alan did for All My Children are still playing in many countries outside the U.S.
Not restricting his career to soap opera, he has appeared in national commercials, prime time television, film. Alan was cast in two feature films last year and has served as Executive Producer on four other feature films. Alan also directs commercials and produces music videos.
Alan trains actors and performers in many cities including Chicago, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Memphis, Indianapolis and others. In Nashville, he has made notable contributions as the acting coach to the country music stars. He prepares recording artists for their music videos and consults their record companies on television projects and performance development.
In this workshop, Alan focuses on the realities of acting in front of a camera whether it is for a film, a soap opera, a situation comedy, a commercial or a music video. As acting for the camera is very different from acting for the stage, it is essential that anyone wishing to pursue a career as an actor learn the hows and whys of acting for the various mediums.
Alan brings years of practical experience as a working actor and film producer to these workshops designed to educate students regarding realistic and usable approaches to acting and the business of acting. He uses frequent performance in front of the camera for all students to help them become more comfortable and relaxed with the on-camera process. Having spent twelve years in Los Angeles, six years in New York and a great deal of time in Chicago and Nashville, Alan teaches his students how to get started in the business as well as finding work in all of the major markets.
Class sizes are kept small to allow for greater personal attention. Students work with scripts from films, sit-coms, soap operas and commercials as well as participate in improvisation exercises.
Alan’s approach not only enhances the seasoned talent’s performance with additional training, but also provides those with little or no acting experience a non-threatening environment for acquiring the skills that will prepare them for future performance in front of the camera.
Alan’s advanced acting class is on Wednesday nights. The first time he works with a student, he usually bring them into the Thursday night class.
Call The Actors School (615) 500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR KIDS AGES 8 TO 12 YEARS OLD
Start Any Time! Every Tuesday
4:30 to 6:00
$195 per 5-week session
I am looking for young actors that really want to learn what acting is all about and hopefully learn how to get paid to use the skills they learn. There will be assignments and memorization work. The class will be fun, but there will be very low tolerance for any student that distracts others from their work. The hope is that this group of young actors will continue to study together after the first six weeks. I want this to build into a class for young actors wishing to pursue acting as a possible future career. As these young actors get older they will be able to move into the professional teen class that is already
SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:
· Audition Skills
· Memorization Techniques
· Focus and Concentration Exercises
· Scene Work
· 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.
The classes will be set up in 5-week session. Any missed classes can be made up.
Class fee: $195 every 5 weeks.
To register please email Alan Dysert: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS
Start Any Time!
Missed classes can be made up.
$195 per 5-week session
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 five 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
· 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.
To register please email Alan Dysert at: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com or call (615) 500-7661.
6:00 to 9:00
* DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES FOR VOICE ACTING?
* WORK OUT AT THE MIC WITH COACHING AND PLAYBACK
* LEARN HOW THE VOICE OVER INDUSTRY WORKS
* NETWORK WITH OTHER ASPIRING VOICE ACTORS
* PUMP UP YOUR CONFIDENCE AND VOICE OVER SKILLS
* STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION FOR VO SUCCESS
VIDEO: INVESTIGATING VOICE OVER
This is a 3-hour workshop designed to give you an overview of the voice-over/voice-acting industry. You’ll learn how this industry works. How to work from your home studio, about agents, unions, demos, and financial possibilities.
Find out if you have what it takes to be successful as a voice actor. Everyone will have an opportunity to read and record copy on mic and be coached by award-winning voice actor and spoken-word producer, Joe Loesch!
The class will be held at Joe’s studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.
JOE LOESCH 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.The class will be held at Joe’s studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.
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Call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
9:00am 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 straightforward, 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 with this very in-demand talent specialist in an intimate and informal atmosphere.
TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
· Advanced audition techniques
· Scene work
· How casting directors and talent agents communicate
· Important relationships for performers
· Learning who you are professionally
· Promotional materials and marketing yourself
· First impressions
CLASS WILL BE HELD AT MOORE CASTING
Skyway Studios – 3201 Dickerson Pike, Nashville, TN 37207
Please email Alan Dysert at email@example.com or call (615) 500-7661.
Disclaimer: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. When the workshop is over, the casting director/casting associate/casting director (whichever is applicable) teaching this workshop will not be taking home nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other of your promotional materials. Thank you and appreciate your understanding.
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Hear what Talent Trek looks for in new talent. You will also have the opportunity to read for Robin Daugherty in the class.
Robin Daugherty, an independent talent scout for the Talent Trek Agency, is instrumental in finding new talent for the agency’s “Acting and New Faces Division”. Robin is also a well
established actor at Talent Trek.
Robin also has taped literally a few thousand auditions for the agency so he knows exactly how your auditions should be filmed.
For the past 30 years, Robin Daugherty has been taping auditions and coaching actors at talent agencies, production companies, and casting agencies, in Minneapolis, New York, and Nashville (“over 15,000 times…”). For several years, Robin organized a yearly panel at the Nashville Film Festival entitled “The Art of Auditioning.” A Nashville native, Robin’s acting adventure started at the age of 6, with an appearance at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, which his uncle John had started a year earlier. That same year, Robin was hired on as a recurring cast member on the “Romper Room” kids’ show. At age 11, Robin became the youngest member ever of the Tom Tichenor Marionette Troupe, and at 14, he received a Young Filmmaker’s Commendation from the Sinking Creek Film Festival (which evolved into today’s Nashville Film Festival). Since then, Robin has worked in many areas of film, television, and theatre production. Currently, Robin can be seen starring in a handful of TV commercials, music videos (Thompson Square, Ryan Follese, Rivers and Rust), several web series, episode 102 of BORN AGAIN VIRGIN on TVOne , episodes 304 and 402 of ABC’s NASHVILLE, as well as the films CHANGING HEARTS (2002), CHASING GHOSTS (2015), PATERNITY LEAVE (2015), REMEMBER THE GOAL (2016), WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH GERALD? (2016), and COUNTRY MUSIC (2018). In the summer of 2015, Robin won the Best Actor award at the 48-Hour Film Festival for the short film, WHEN TO END. In spring of 2016, he received the Best Supporting Actor award at the 54-Hour Film Festival for the short THE ASSASSINATION OF KELLY CLARKSON. Robin studied TV/Film Acting at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
Talent Trek Agency is a full service SAG/AFTRA agency with four offices in the Southeast. Founded in 1983, Talent Trek is co-owned by Charlotte Dennison and Juanell Walker, who operate the Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Asheville, NC offices.
The Nashville, Tennessee office is managed by Evelyn Foster, booking Agent, Kimberly Frank and Robin Daugherty is the talent scout.
Talent Trek Agency has worked as a team player with Casting Directors, productions, actors and models for over two decades. Talent Trek is a leading choice for reliability and providing the best principal performers in the business.
PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENT CREDITS
FEATURES: Hunger Games: MockingJ, The Identical, Get on Up, The Longest Ride, Boulevard, Warrior Road, Loomis Fargo, Finding Carter, 11 Seconds, A Pure Country Gift, How to Eat Fried Worms, Big Momma’s House II, Talledega Nights, Big Fish, Cold Mountain, Green Mile, Boulevard, Crackerjack, Warrior Road, Anyone’s Ghost, The Blind Side, Halloween II, Two Weeks, Walk the Line, Black Snake Moan, Talladega Nights, Big Momma’s House 2, Elizabethtown, Runaway Jury, Cast Away, 28 Days, A Walk to Remember, The Last Castle The Green Mile
SERIES: The Walking Dead Powers Sleepy Hollow Constantine Secrets & Lies Nashville Vampire Dairies Under The Dome Quarry Drop Dead Viva Star Crossed Revolution Rectify Banshee Devious Maids Outlaw Country Homefront Tough Trade Army Wives One Tree Hill Surface Elvis Mini Series CSI: Las Vegas The Real Gilligan’s Island Snapped Carolina Cooking Dawson’s Creek America’s Most Wanted Biography Channel City Confidential Court TV Discovery Channel ER Going to California The New Detectives Shake, Rattle and Roll The History Channel Unsolved Mysteries Sins and Secrets
TELEVISION: Ring Of Fire Bonnie & Clyde A Good Baby A Death in the Family CMT Countdown Her Womanly Vengeance Member of the Wedding One True Love Songcatcher Sullivan Sisters The Dottie West Story The Magic Jersey TNN Music Awards Shop at Home Walk The Line
COMMERCIALS: Coca Cola, DenTek, Hard Rock Cafe Stone Mountain Blue Cross/Blue Shield Smithfield Ham Biltmore House Expedia Sensa Belk’s Verizon Alabama Power Alltel American Express OP Jenkins Apple Computer Baptist Hospital Cable Spots Bi-Lo Captain D’s Chevrolet Dexatrim DIY Food Network Fine Living Dollywood Dr. Pepper ESPN Firestone Tires Food City GCO Carpet Jewelry TV Kentucky Lottery TN Lottery Kroger Krystal Lowe’s Mayfield’s Miller Lite NFL O’Charley’s Oscar Mayer Owens Corning Payless Shoes Purina Ripley’s Aquarium Chattanooga Aquarium Ruby Tuesday Saturn Shoney’s State Farm Target Tide Sony Electronics
To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
9:30am to 4:30pm
The class will be held at Joe’s digital studio: 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211.
Your Career Investment: $295
Students must have already taken Joe’s “Investigating Voice Over” class or have had past VO experience.
– DEVELOP your voice over career strategy
– PUMP UP your voice over confidence
– WORK OUT at the mic with coaching & immediate feedback
– STRENGTHEN YOUR MOTIVATION for your voice over success
This all day commercial/narration workshop is designed to prepare you for your voice-over career. Learn how to make the microphone your friend. Develop your skills and gain confidence. How to set up your home studio for the audition process, and how to market yourself properly through social media.
Record and receive constructive criticism. Keep what you record in class and receive an evaluation for the work you’ve done and what your next steps may be in voice over. This all day workshop will give you the perspective you’ve been searching for.
Call 615-500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com to reserve your space.
Morning Group (KIDS): 9 to 12 both days
Afternoon Group (ADULTS): 1:30 to 4:30 Saturday and 1:00 to 4:00 Sunday
Two-Day Workshop: $195
For 20 years, Award Winning Casting Director Ty Harman has worked on a wide variety of projects, ranging from drama and comedy series and pilots to features and miniseries. AP Bio (NBC Mid- Season 2018), Generation Kill (HBO) and Warehouse 13 (Syfy) are some of the primetime programming Ty has worked on. Kids series have included K.C. Undercover, Liv & Maddie, Shake It Up, Crash & Bernstein and the Emmy Award Winning School of Rock.
For this event, Ty will share his experience in television, delving into the world of episodic and pilot casting. This will be a conversation about the business side of acting, preparing and researching for roles, audition techniques, finding confidence and making choices, work ethics, keeping busy and creating original content, maintaining relationships, what to expect and how to prepare for episodic and pilot season, pitfalls to avoid, what do after booking a job, and much more. Also, we will cover the value of being word perfect, how to bring to life the writer’s intent while making it your own, and ways to transition great improvisation and theatre experience into the acting style of film and television. And, of course, questions are welcomed and encouraged.
Each session will start with warm ups and extensive exercise work and game playing to relax, engage and help each actor to begin to build a technique that can be used to put that actor’s unique stamp on the text being worked on during the scene work portion of class.
Scene work will consist of prepared one on one scenes with a reader to help better train for real world conditions. All work will be done in a supportive, classroom setting with other actors as the audience so that everyone can participate and learn from any adjustments or feedback. You will receive customized notes and feedback, and then run selected sections again to incorporate the educational instruction.
To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Disclaimer: This workshop is a learning experience. It is not an audition or employment opportunity. As such, when this class is over, Ty will not be taking home, nor be given access to your headshot, resume or any other promotional materials. Thank you and appreciate your understanding.
Powerful Close Ups, Hitting your Marks & Great Camera Angles
Monday Evening from 6:30 to 9:30 – $75
Now you have the job, this class is designed to help prepare you for your close up. Close ups exaggerate everything. Take the camera inside your character. Learn to hit your marks on set and understand movement in frame.
ABOUT GILLIAN ARNOLD – Acting Coach / Director
Since directing primetime drama at 23, Gillian has developed, directed and series produced some of the highest rated television production brands in the world including NEIGHBOURS, HOME AND AWAY, BIG BROTHER & SINGAPORE IDOL.
Her credits also include international expertise, directing the first Pan Asian women’s talk show, as well as setting up Asia’s first English speaking drama, training actors, writers, and directors. On returning to Australia, she developed and produced possibly the world’s first daily interactive drama GOING HOME, written, shot and aired on the same day, 5 days a week.
She is known as the actors’ director and has worked with such well-known people as Josh Lawson (House of Lies) , Guy Pearce (Memento, Iron Man 3), Alan Dale (The Practice), Ng Chin Han (The Dark Night, Contagion) Ben Mendelson (Bloodline, The Dark Knight Rises).
Gillian has a feature film in development is currently scheduled to direct a new TV series set in Nashville in late 2018.
To sign up for the class please call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
9:00 to 1:00
$195 for the two-day workshop
Brad Wilson is an award-winning film producer being involved with the production of 40 feature films and television projects to date. His latest film, “The Meanest Man In Texas” was released in 2017 is garnering awards and nominations from Film Festivals around the country.
BRAD WILSON HAS CAST OVER 300 OF OUR STUDENTS IN HIS MOVIES
The Actor’s School is proud to offer this special workshop with a film producer who has worked with some of the greatest actors in the world. These actors include Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Kevin Spacey, Robert Duvall, Michael Douglas, Tommy Lee Jones, Christian Bale, Michael Keaton, Glenn Close and many others.
Brad, along with Alan Dysert, produced “Becoming Jesse Tate”. This film was shot entirely in the Franklin area. Over 50 of Alan’s students were cast in this film. Brad, along with Alan Dysert, produced the feature film “THE GRIFT”. Over thirty of Alan’s students worked on this film. They also produced “The Ghost Club”, “One of Them”, and “Undercover Kids”.
The spots will go quickly so please don’t wait until the last minute to sign up. Payments for the workshop will need to be in one week prior to the workshop.
To make a reservation call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com
ABOUT BRAD WILSON – PRODUCER
In 1985 Brad Wilson began an eleven-year alliance with Academy Award-winning actor Robert Duvall, operating ROBERT DUVALL PRODUCTIONS in New York. This alliance encompassed eighteen feature films, among them: COLORS with Sean Penn, DAYS OF THUNDER with Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, FALLING DOWN with Michael Douglas and the critically acclaimed WRESTLING ERNEST HEMINGWAY with Richard Harris and Shirley MacLaine.
Wilson also worked with Duvall on some of his most memorable television roles, including the CBS miniseries LONESOME DOVE and the HBO epic STALIN shot in location in Moscow, for which Duvall won the Golden Globe for Best Actor.
In 1992 the formation of BUTCHERS RUN FILMS was announced in Hollywood and Wilson as the company’s Vice President of Development and Production. After only two months, the company had closed a deal with United Artists to make A FAMILY THING, based on an original idea from Duvall and scripted by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and Tom Epperson. The film was released in February 1996, and Wilson was awarded a Humanitas Certificate for his work as Co-Producer on the movie.
Mr. Wilson acquired the rights to EICHMANN IN MY HANDS, based on the highly acclaimed autobiography by Peter Malkin. After Wilson sold the idea of the story about the Israeli agent who captured the chief Nazi executioner under Hitler, Emmy winner Lionel Chetwynd was hired to write the script THE MAN WHO CAPTURED EICHMANN, which aired on TNT in 1996 with Duvall as Adolph Eichmann.
In December of 1995, Mr. Wilson became Vice President of Production of GREYSTONE FILMS. There Wilson produced their first feature production, LUNKER LAKE. This family film inspired the creation of INSIDE OUTDOORS, a weekly television show for TNN, on which Wilson served as Executive Producer. The film LEFT LUGGAGE marked Jeroen Krabbe’s directorial debut and starred Isabella Rossellini and Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell. Mr. Wilson served as Co-Executive Producer on the film, which premiered at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival and took home four honors.
In 2000 Mr. Wilson became Vice President of Development and Production and a producing partner at HEMISPHERE ENTERTAINMENT and produced a slate of films including THE GHOST CLUB starring Britt Robinson filmed on location in South Carolina and released in December 2003. His suspense thriller ONE OF THEM and the family film UNDERCOVER KIDS enjoyed successful releases. THE GRIFT a 1940s period film was shot on location in Tennessee and released in 2007 by SHORELINE ENTERTAINMENT. SET APART starring Richard Roundtree and John Schneider was released in September 2009 by PROVIDENT/SONY FILMS. ANGELS LOVE DONUTS with The Crosswise Players filmed in Dallas and BECOMING JESSE TATE with Amanda Waters and Bailey Ann Borders filmed in Nashville were both released in 2010 by BMG. THREE BLIND SAINTS, filmed on location in Kansas City, was released in 2012. His film SLIP TUMBLE & SLIDE starring Katharine Ross and Scott Wilson was released in 2015, Wilson recently completed the family film CHRISTMAS ON SALVATION STREET, which was released November 2014. MY MANY SONS, based on the life of the most winning basketball coach no one knew, Don Meyer, was filmed in Nashville and was released in 2016.
Mr. Wilson also co-founded POWER IN FAITH and helped develop and produce the critically acclaimed TV drama series called BELIEVERS AMONG US. The first four episodes continue to air on TBN, SKY ANGEL, CORNERSTONE NETWORK, FAITH TV, and TCT NETWORK. The series has won two prestigious Telly Awards, the Aurora Award, two Davey Awards and the Millennium Award.
His films have won awards at the Berlin Film Festival, The American Cinema Foundation, The Chicago Film Critics Association, Emden International Film Festival, Nederlands Film Festival, Westchester New York International Film Festival, Stony Brook Film Festival and The Santa Clarita International Film Festival.
Mr. Wilson is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a charter member of the National Radio Hall of Fame of Texas.
Brad is partnered with HIGHER PURPOSE ENTERTAINMENT with Casey Bond.