Actor's School USA
TV Star, Actor, Director, Producer - Alan Dysert has over 30 years in the entertainment industry. He has helped over 3,000 students reach their potential.

Services: Classes and Workshops

The Actor's School offers classes and workshops with Alan Dysert and other respected instructors from many professions including film, music, and other entertainment industries. Small class sizes allow the student maximum attention and an intimate learning environment. From commercial to film to voice-overs, find a class here that will improve your skills and take you to the next level!

alan suit sm1 Thurs. Nights   ACTING FOR THE CAMERA with VETERAN SOAP STAR OF ALL MY CHILDREN, ALAN DYSERT
5-Week Class Starting Next Week.
Thursday Evenings
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

 

 

alan suit sm1 Tuesday Afternoons   ONGOING 5 WEEK SESSIONS FOR KIDS!
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
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.

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

 

 

alan suit sm1 Thurs. Afternoons   ONGOING 5 WEEK SESSIONS FOR TEENS!
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS
Start Any Time!
Every Thursday
4:30-6:00 pm
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
· 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.

To register please email Alan Dysert at: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com or call (615) 500-7661.

 

 

bc marketing 2018 70 2/24   Saturday <br> THINK OUTSIDE THE BOOTH with JOE LOESCH <br>Marketing   Launch Your VO Career Now!

Saturday from 9am to 1pm
Cost: $175

 

What is your attitude towards business? You should be thinking big. This is what a voice talent with entrepreneurial skills does. Become your own boss and never have to work for anyone else ever again. Learn how to use business trends to your advantage. Find ways to do what you do better. Find out why customer service is key. Customer service can make the difference in the long run. Customer service is your single most important skill after your voice. It’s time to launch your voice-over career It’s time to think outside the booth.
 
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.

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

 

 

hollyallenweb2 2/24   Saturday <br>TAKING DIRECTION with FILM/TV SIDES WORKSHOP with HOLLY ALLEN
10:00am to 5:00pm
$145

This workshop will focus on your flexibility as an actor using film and television sides.

You will be given short scenes and monologues from films and TV series and be directed 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 there will be scripts given out in the beginning of class. This is a fun and challenging workshop for actors at any level of experience.

TOPICS WILL INCLUDE:
– Script & Character Analysis
– Listening & Interpreting Direction
– Being Flexible
– Owning Your Choices
– Taking Bigger Risks
– Opening Up Emotionally
– Working with a Partner or Reader
– Creating Higher Stakes
– Empowering Yourself

Holly Allen is a freelance Casting Director, Acting Teacher, and Creativity Coach, based in Chicago and Nashville. She has been casting for over 15 years and continues to work on commercials, industrials, and independent film projects. Her indie film casting credits include: Wind, Chasing Ghosts, Deadline, and No Regrets. She has cast nearly a thousand commercials and industrials. In Chicago she runs sessions for Paskal Rudnicke Casting who casts for television series, commercials, industrials, and feature films.

Although she loves casting, her adoration for teaching may take the lead. She began teaching in grad school where she received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre and hasn’t stopped teaching since. She has taught at universities, colleges, independent acting schools, and in private lessons for almost 20 years. She has been conducting workshops for The Actor’s School for many years now and loves helping actors achieve their goals!

Being a professionally trained performer herself for over 20 years, she has a vast knowledge of the technique of acting and also the challenges and obstacles that actors face in their career. She strives to create a fun, safe environment in all her workshops where she will also challenge you and push you to grow. She encourages mistakes, taking risks, and empowers you to trust yourself and your creative instincts. This is a fantastic class to explore, experiment, do the 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.

What Students Are Saying:

“Holly created such a warm, comfortable, and open work environment focusing on the individual needs of each student. As a result, I was able to take risks and grow immensely as an artist. Her positive energy and encouraging spirit is contagious! This class is not to be missed!” – Mary F.

“I really appreciated your positive and encouraging approach, and it’s so helpful to learn what works, and doesn’t, from a casting director.” – Rachel I.

“Your class was brilliant and has by far been my greatest learning experience. I will highly recommend your class to others.” – Janel S

“I LOVED Holly’s class on Saturday…she is the perfect combination of honesty, knowledge, and encouragement and is empowering to actors. I learned so much and can’t wait to apply the things I received from her. It’s obvious that she is genuinely passionate about teaching and helping actors reach their potential.” – Kate S.

“Thank you for your truthfulness and kind words of wisdom – it’s definitely a different breed!” – Susan J.

“Thank you for the invaluable auditioning techniques you taught us on Saturday. I have an audition on Monday and I plan to incorporate many of them. The class has already boosted my confidence ten-fold.” – Missy W.

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

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

 

 

alan suit sm1 2/25   Sunday <br> CAREER BUILDING CLASS FOR ACTORS1:00 to 3:00
$45

Alan Dysert will teach this informative and essential class for all actors. Your acting career is half craft and half business. If you don’t have both sides covered, your chances of succeeding are greatly decreased.

TOPICS TO BE COVERED:

Marketing yourself in Nashville · Marketing yourself in Atlanta, Memphis, Wilmington, Orlando, Los Angeles, New York & Chicago · Your front door image/evaluation · Contracts · Actors Unions · Residuals and Profit Participation · Network Contracts · Agents and Managers · Investors for your career · Tax considerations

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

 

 

alan suit sm 1 2/25 and 3/4   2 Day ACTING IN COMMERCIALS Workshop<br>THE MOST LUCRATIVE OF MARKETS FOR ACTORS with ALAN DYSERTA 2-Sunday class
4:00 to 6:00

This 2-session workshop will be very comprehensive. We’ll look at commercials and commercial acting styles with lots of on-camera commercial work.

>> GET YOURSELF NOTICED! <<

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 are 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

THE SECOND SESSION is A PRIVATE FINAL TAPING SESSION — or students can be taped on a day that works better for them than if needed.

SIX AGENTS AND SIX CASTING DIRECTORS WILL SEE THE FINAL DVD.

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

 

 

joeloesch2 2018 2/27   Tuesday Evening <br>INVESTIGATING VOICE OVERS with JOE LOESCH <br>

6:00 to 9:00

$125
 

* 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

 

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.

Click here for more info and a map to Joe’s studio.

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

 

 

ROBIN DAUGHERTY cropped for web 228x300 2/27   Tuesday Evening<br>TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT  “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY

7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 10+
Cost: $45

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.

treklogo 2/27   Tuesday Evening<br>TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT  “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
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

 

 

ROBIN DAUGHERTY cropped for web 228x300 3/6   Tuesday Evening<br>AUDITIONING FOR THE CAMERA   LEVEL I   with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
6:30 to 9:00
Ages 10+ – Class Limit: 10
Price: $75

Come in to this class ready to improve your auditioning knowledge and skills! In this workshop, you’ll learn the tricks of the trade, to “up your game” in the unavoidable world of auditioning. After the always-informative Q&A period, where we’ll access your current level of audition readiness, you’ll work on camera with a short audition script, provided via email a couple of days in advance (or bring your own!).

This class will teach you how to make your auditions come alive. It will address Film/TV auditions, cold reads, and commercial auditions, in the format of getting an audition script, rehearsing it, taping it, getting a critique, and taping it again.

ABOUT ROBIN DAUGHERTY
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.

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

 

 


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