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.

 

 

Gillian Arnold 10/14   4 Classes   PRACTICAL SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR THE FILM ACTOR with DIRECTOR/PRODUCER GILLIAN ARNOLD

Four Monday Evenings – Starting September 30th from 7:00 to 9:00

Total Cost: $195

This class package is a 4-week intensive series designed to help you learn and hone practical skills & techniques for working in front of the camera. What happens when everything you learned and practiced gets changed just before the scene or even after the first take? How do you keep character continuity when scenes are chopped and changed and shot out of sequence? Why is it important to be able to know where you need to be technically and physically in relation to the camera? What is emotional alignment?

When working on camera, the smallest, most subtle movement of facial muscles can speak volumes when seen through the camera lens, thus knowledge and control of your facial expressions are extremely important. You may be asked to do a scene in a way that doesn’t work for you, or you may be asked to “be bigger” or to “take it down a notch” and then be handed a prop to work with that wasn’t there originally. It is essential to be able to incorporate these kinds of directions, as well as to know how to think on your feet and roll with the unexpected changes and distractions of being in a fluid “on set” environment. The skills and techniques covered in this series will give you an opportunity to work with different types of direction, blocking and props to assist you in becoming more experienced and prepared to flow with the spontaneity and detours that can (and often do!) occur on set.

TOPICS COVERED
* How to express character ideas to the director
* Ways to accept and incorporate direction without losing focus or performance
* Controlling facial expressions and voice levels
* Coverage & understanding the various camera angles and shots
* Eye lines & focus
* Blocking & hitting your marks
* Working with real props and how to incorporate them into your scenes and dialogue
* Actor continuity
* On-set etiquette

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

 

 

ROBIN DAUGHERTY hs comedic 2 lo rez 220x300 10/15   Tuesday Evening<br>TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT  “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Ages: 10+
Cost: $50

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 WILD ROSE (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 10/15   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

 

 

joeloesch1 2018 10/26   Saturday <br>AUDIOBOOKS: A $2.5 BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS9:30 to 4:30
Location: 5532 Maplesong Drive, Nashville, TN 37211
Your Career Investment: $295

CHARACTER VS NARRATOR

AudioBooks are the ultimate long-form narration, but it takes specialized skills to pull it off. Find what it takes to become a professional audiobook narrator. Joe will help you to learn what voice acting skills you’ll need for this two and a half billion dollar business. You’ll learn how to have fun and grow your voice-over career at the same time. Joe has produced hundreds of audiobooks and narrated many of them himself. ​Learn from one of the very best our industry has to offer.

Students who have had at least one class with Joe or previous voice-over experience are preferred for this workshop.

Learn techniques that win auditions and what’s required in this long form reading industry. Joe has been producing and narrating audiobooks for over 20 years. His experience will guide you through the process and quite possibly to your first audio book project. You will record reading from your favorite books which you’ll bring to the workshop. Work with novels, self-help, fiction, nonfiction, children’s books, and history. You’ll learn how to make your character stand apart from the narrator. Develop your character’s attitude! Learn how to find work within the publishing world and how to market yourself as an audiobook personality.

Joe Loesch has produced hundreds of audiobooks for authors such as, Beth Moore, Bill Hybels, Jimmy Carter, Zig Ziglar, Robert Schuller, Jon Acuff, Dave Ramsey and many others. For publishing companies such as, HarperCollins, Thomas Nelson, Pacific Press, University Press, Zondervan, Guideposts, Mission Audio, Oasis Audio, Toy Box Productions, Dalmation Press, Ideals Publications, Warner Brothers and dozens of others. Joe owns his own line of audiobooks under Readio Theatre, LLC. You can check out his line of audiobooks at NewWayToRead.com

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

 

 

Regina Moore2011 192x300 10/26   Saturday   SCENE STUDY with REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
10:00am to 4:00pm
$150.00

Many actors want the opportunity to ask questions and spend time with casting professionals so they can get an idea of what is expected. Breaking down the audition process by focusing on the scene is vital.

This workshop is about working scripts, knowing what questions to ask, helping the actor find out who they are and about being able to understand their character. We will be spending time working film and television scripts while including the element of improv allowing the actor exploration beyond the words on the page. The purpose of the workshop is to build confidence in making choices and realizing that will come with stepping away from what feels safe and relying on one’s individual unique strengths.

Spend the day with Regina Moore identifying what makes you unique as an actor.

CLASS WILL BE AT THE ACTOR’S SCHOOL – 128 Holiday Ct. #128, Franklin, TN 37067

Please email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.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.

 

 

6:30 – 9:30 | $65.00

josh2019 240x300 10/29   Tuesday   FILMING YOUR OWN AUDITIONS with JOSHUA JOHNSONTechnology is changing the way Film/TV industry professionals handle auditions and casting. With the advances in technology, actors are often asked to self-tape their own auditions and submit the video auditions to their agent or casting director without ever stepping foot into a casting office. This is great because it allows actors to audition for roles around the country, however, this brings with it the added stress of handling all the technical aspect of filming your audition. Knowing the basics required to successfully film, edit, and submit your video audition will not only save you time and frustration, but will also help represent you in a more professional manner.

This workshop will focus on the technical aspect of filming your video auditions. You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars on expensive equipment to create great results. The camera is only as good as the person operating it. We will focus on the basics of what is required to successfully complete a video audition taping from start to finish. This workshop will cover the step-by-step process from setup to sending the final product to an agent or casting director. This includes proper Setup, operating your camera, lighting, editing terminology and techniques, and submitting the audition via the Internet.

TOPICS THAT WILL BE COVERED:

Setup
Lighting (Natural, 2-point/3-point lighting) Key, Fill, and Back light, Color Temperature (3,2K or 5,6K)
Camera placement
Actor Placement
Off camera Actor(Reader) Placement
Backdrop/background
Framing

Camera Settings
Modes: Auto and Manual
White balance/Color Temperature (3,2K or 5,6K)
Aperture(F/Stop)
Auto focus and Manual focus
ISO
File format – common compression formats: .MOV, .MP4, . AVI, etc
Resolution – standards HD, SD, 480, 720, 1080p
Working with the internal mic on your camera
Optional external mic.

Post-Production
Editing software
Importing
Editing
Common editing terms

Submitting via the Internet
Email
WeTransfer
HighTail (formally YouSendIt)

Purchasing Equipment
Camera
Lights
Backdrop
Editing software

ABOUT JOSHUA JOHNSON
Joshua Johnson is a videographer, photographer, sound engineer, and actor. He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science: Audio Production/Engineering with a minor in Mass Communications from MTSU’s highly respected Recording Industry Program (RIM). In 2008, he started Capture Productions Photography. It was not long after entering the world of professional photography that Joshua decided to branch out and include videography as a part of his profession. As a videographer/editor, Joshua’s work includes shooting/editing web series, product promo videos, demo reels, video auditions, and he is currently finishing up post-production on a film titled “The Senator”, a film written and directed by Alan Dysert.

To make a reservation call 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com

 

 

joeloesch2 2018 11/7   Thursday 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

 

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.

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

 

 

Regina Moore2011 192x300 11/16   Saturday   MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING

Regina Moore

9:00am to 4:00pm
$150

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
· Improvisation
· How casting directors and talent agents communicate
· Important relationships for performers
· Learning who you are professionally
· Promotional materials and marketing yourself
· First impressions
· Evaluations

CLASS WILL BE AT THE ACTOR’S SCHOOL – 128 Holiday Ct. #128, Franklin, TN 37067

Please email Alan Dysert at alan@actorsschoolusa.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.

 

 


© 2018 Alan Dysert - Actors School USA - All Rights Reserved

128 Holiday Court Suite 128, Franklin, TN 37067 (Click for map) (615) 500-7661



newspaper templates - theme rewards