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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.

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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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.
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SOME OF THE TOPICS COVERED:.
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· Audition Skills.
· Memorization Techniques.
· Focus and Concentration Exercises.
· Scene Work.
· Monologues.
· Set Etiquette.
· Introduction to Improvisation.
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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..
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The classes will be set up in 5-week session. Any missed classes can be made up.


To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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ONGOING 5-WEEK SESSIONS FOR TEENS!
PROFESSIONAL FILM and TV ACTING PROGRAM FOR TEEN ACTORS

Start Any Time! Every Thursday from 4:30-6:00 pm
$195 every 5 weeks.


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 six 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.

This will be an after-school program on Thursdays from 4:30-6:00pm.
The classes will be set up in 5-week sessions. Any missed classes can be made up.

Can Start Any Week.


To sign up, please call 615-500-7661 or email Alan Dysert at: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com.


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INVESTIGATING VOICE OVERS
Thursday Evening, DATE: TBA from 6:00 to 9:00pm
$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 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.

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


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CHARACTER VOICES FOR AUDIOBOOKS, ANIMATION, VIDEO GAMES & ANIME with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, DATE: TBA from 9:30 to 4:30
Location: Joe's Digital Studio, 5532 Maplesong Drive, Nashville
Price: $295




Note: Students must have taken Joe's "Investigating Voice Over" class or have had past VO experience.


Find Your Character Voice with Award-Winning Voice Actor, Joe Loesch - Discover That Voice Within - Get Immediate Feedback - Have Fun! - Perform With Other Voice Actors - Go Home With New Voices



Find out what it's like to be a character voice actor! Learn from Joe Loesch an award winning character voice actor and one of the busiest voice actors in the business. His extensive character voice work with Disney, Baby Looney Tunes, PBS Kids, Dalmation Press, the video game, "Titanic Adventure Out Of Time" and Dave Ramsey's, "Junior's Adventures", assures you that you are learning from true a professional. This workshop will be a real eye opener and will provide you with more fun than you've had in a long while.

Build your confidence every step of the way! Learn what ADR and Looping is all about as you replace cartoon voices from a scene from the movie "CARS"! Discover the range of your voice and find characters hidden within. Learn to determine how a character voice should sound based on photos and/or illustrations. Discover how characters are built on attitude.

Find out how narrators go from character to character and back to narrator when sharing a fascinating story. Your confidence level will skyrocket on this day! Guaranteed to be one of your most enjoyable days ever!

JOE LOESCH is an award-winning producer, author, teacher, actor, model, and voice-over talent. Born in St. Louis, Joe moved to Los Angeles when he was twelve. He studied acting at the Pasadena Playhouse under the direction of the late Agnes Morehead of Bewitched fame.

Joe was nominated 'Spoken Word' Producer of the Year by AFIM Indy Awards. He has won multiple Silver Microphone and Crystal Jade awards. He won the Early Childhood News Directors Choice award. His "Abraham Lincoln Logues" book with audio was voted as a top ten children's book by Chicago Parent Magazine and is now available at Ford’s Theatre, Washington, DC.

Starring in dozens of TV commercials, Joe has endorsed Sun Sweet Prunes with Barbara Mandrell, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Toyota, Philips Magnavox, and many more. Joe and his wife, Lori, currently own and operate, Readio Theatre, LLC, an audiobook production company in Nashville, TN.
Call (615) 500-7661 or send an email to: email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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SCENE STUDY WITH REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
Saturday, April 25th - 10:00am – 4:00pm
$150


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.


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2-Day ACTING IN COMMERCIALS Workshop
"THE MOST LUCRATIVE OF MARKETS FOR ACTORS" with ALAN DYSERT
Two Sundays, April 26th and May 3rd from 1:00 to 3:00
$145


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 if needed.

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

Call Alan Dysert to reserve a spot - 615-500-7661 or email: Alan@ActorsSchoolUSA.com


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MORNING and AFTERNOON SCENE STUDY with BRAD WILSON, PRODUCER of the FEATURE FILM,
"MY MANY SONS", "THE MEANEST MAN IN TEXAS", "REBEL" and many more.
Saturday & Sunday, May 2nd and 3rd


Two Sessions to Choose From!
Morning Session: 9:00 to 1:00
Afternoon Session: 2:30 to 6:30
$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 and 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".

There will be two groups of fifteen students.

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 please call Alan Dysert at: 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com.
ABOUT BRAD WILSON

In 1985, after sixteen years of radio broadcasting in the Dallas/Ft.Worth area, Brad Wilson moved to New York to operate actor ROBERT DUVALL'S PRODUCTION COMPANY. This began an eleven year alliance with Duvall encompassing 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 EARNEST HEMINGWAY" with Richard Harris and Shirley MacLaine.

Brad also worked with Robert 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, Wilson and Duvall decided to expand the scope of their production company by bolstering project development and broadening Duvall's role to include directing and producing. The formation of "BUTCHERS RUN FILMS" was announced the following June with offices in Hollywood and Wilson as the company's Vice President of Development and Production. Wilson became the creative force behind the initiation, development, packaging and production of their theatrical motion pictures. The significance of the forty years of movie making experience between them proved effective and soon they had compiled a formidable slate of potential projects. 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.

Brad 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.

Duvall's "THE APOSTLE," developed by Wilson, went into production in 1997 and was released the following year. The critically acclaimed film received numerous awards, including an Academy Award acting nomination for Duvall. In December of 1995, Brad left BUTCHERS RUN FILMS to become Vice President of Production of "GREYSTONE FILMS", a newly formed division of GREYSTONE COMMUNICATIONS, which had been enjoying tremendous success in television production.

After developing a variety of theatrical and made for television films at GREYSTONE, 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. Wilson was responsible for teaming GREYSTONE with the Dutch production company, SHOOTING STAR, as co-producers of the film "LEFT LUGGAGE". Jeroen Krabbe's directorial debut starred Isabella Rossellini and Academy Award winner Maximilian Schell. Brad served as Co-Executive Producer on the film, which premiered at the 1998 Berlin Film Festival, returning home with four honors.

Brad currently serves as Vice President of Development and Production as well as a producing partner for HEMISPHERE ENTERTAINMENT, a Hollywood California based independent production company established in 1990.

Brad now feels a greater sense of opportunity, a renewed commitment to excellence and a deeper enthusiasm about the possibilities of future projects than ever before. "DON'T LET GO", a film based on an idea by Wilson which he produced, was shot on location in Porterville, California in the summer of 2000 and stars Academy Award nominee Katharine Ross". THE GHOST CLUB" a family film shot on location in South Carolina was released in December 2003. His latest released films include the suspense thriller "ONE OF THEM" and the family film "UNDERCOVER KIDS", and "THE GRIFT".

Brad and his partners have developed and are producing a new faith-based TV drama series called "BELIEVERS AMONG US." The first four episodes are airing on TBN, SKY ANGEL, CORNERSTONE NETWORK, FAITH TV and TCT NETWORK. Already the series has won the prestigious 2005 Telly Award and the 2005 Aurora Award.

His films have won awards at the Berlin Film Festival, The America 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.

Brad is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and a charter member of the National Radio Hall of Fame of Texas. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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BOOTH CAMP NASHVILLE
ALL DAY COMMERCIAL/NARRATION VOICE OVER WORKSHOP
Saturday, DATE: TBA from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Your Career Investment: $295



Students must have 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

STUDY WITH AWARD WINNING VOICE ACTOR & SPOKEN WORD PRODUCER, JOE LOESCH

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.

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


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MEET THE AGENTS

MEET THE AGENTS SERIES: MELINDA EISNAUGLE
Monday Evening, May 4th from 7:00 to 9:00
$55

Melinda Eisnaugle, owner and director of The Avenue Agency, is our first guest agent.

As The Avenue Agency's director and agent, Melinda Eisnaugle is booking actors in movies, tv series, commercials, print work, etc., throughout the southeastern region. The Avenue has been in business for over 15 years and has offices in Nashville and Atlanta. Creating long standing relationships with her talent, national casting directors, producers, directors, and ad agents alike, Melinda is going to share with you what you won't ever see as a working talent - behind the scenes of the industry!

Every talent has a question they are scared to ask, but this class will give you a safe place to get answers without judgment or embarrassment.

Need to tape an audition that will get you booked on the job? Now is your chance to learn how to simplify the technical so you can focus more on your craft!

Do you know what a casting director or agent is looking for when you audition?

Get the inside scoop on what catches our eye, and nail your next big audition!

Does the idea of a cold read turn your stomach? Melinda can give you a simplified process to help you take the fear out of the cold read! Learn how to quickly dissect a character to hone in on what matters most!

ABOUT MELINDA EISNAUGLE

For over 15 years, Melinda Eisnaugle has been booking and managing talent in the southeast, Los Angeles, New York, and internationally. Her journey in entertainment started as a child talent and gives her the advantage of understanding the full scope of what a talent needs in order to be successful in today's market. Coupled with her experience as a booking agent, Melinda has insights that will give you an edge. Find out how to get on your agent's A list to get the audition!

This workshop will also dispel myths about agents. Learn what to expect from your agency - and what your agent should be able to expect from you! Find out what an agent does day to day. Find out answers to your questions direct from the source . Position yourself to be your agent's FIRST call and build a thriving career!

The Avenue Agency is a full service SAG-AFTRA franchised booking agency with offices in Nashville, TN, and Atlanta, GA. The Avenue's talent are booking projects in Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Florida. What are talent & clients saying about working with The Avenue?

“I’m so impressed with how first class the whole experience with The Avenue is!”

"Thank you for representing great talent. You have no idea how happy I am when I get to hire one of your talent, [it makes] my job so easy . . ." -Jennifer Bonior, producer & director
"When the one in charge [on set] asks who my agency is and I say The Avenue, there is always a positive response and words of how highly they think of you." -Kerrye Lebovitz, actress "I just wanted to say you rock. Seriously. You have good talent and you handle your business the way it should be handled." -Chad Kinkle, director

“I’ve been using The Avenue for over 10 years. [Melinda] knows her talent really well, which is extremely helpful when I’m casting.” -Holly Allen, Casting Director

“We want to thank you for all you do. We couldn’t ask for a better agent . . . and friend.” -Jaeson Morris, Parent of child actors

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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PRACTICAL SKILLS & TECHNIQUES FOR THE FILM ACTOR
with Director/Producer GILLIAN ARNOLD
Saturday and Sunday, May 9th and 10th from 7:00 to 9:00
$195 for the two-day workshop




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

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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, May 16th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $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 straight forward, 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.


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ACTING FOR FILM & TV (AFTER 40) with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
Tuesday Evening, May 19th from 6:30 to 9:30
$75 - Class Limit: 12




For those of you who once were actors, but put that dream aside to “do life,” or for those who are interested in a new, potentially lucrative hobby, this special workshop is designed to provide a comfortable, open environment for actors of “a certain age.” I will cover the same material as in my regular Auditioning for the Camera class (script analysis, on-camera technique, getting an agent, headshot/resume preparation), with particular focus on current acting opportunities in the Southeast for actors 40 and older. There is plenty of time for Q&A, and each of you will have the opportunity to get up on your feet and in front of the camera, for individual 1-on-1 instruction (with short scripts sent to you in advance). Atlanta is the world’s #1 film and television production center, so now is the chance to dust off your talent, jump back into the game, and get that dream going again, and make some extra money having fun!

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. For several years, he 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, and he has worked in many areas of film, television, and theatre ever since. Robin has appeared in a number of TV commercials, music videos, web series, the sitcom BORN AGAIN VIRGIN on TVOne , 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). He recently received the Best Actor award at the 48-Hour Film Festival for the short film, WHEN TO END, as well as the Best Supporting Actor award at the 54-Hour Film Festival. 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 email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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HOW TO MAKE IT FUNNY" with SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE'S VICTORIA JACKSON
Tuesday Evening, May 26th from 7:00 to 9:00
Class Fee: $75
MAXIMUM of 12 STUDENTS


When Johnny Crawford (The Rifleman) met her at a Birmingham summer stock production, he bought her a one-way ticket to Hollywood to be in his night club act. For two years, she held odd jobs in the show-biz capital — as a cigarette girl, waitress, and typist — until Johnny Carson noticed her stand-up routine and put her on The Tonight Show… twenty times.

After that, she starred in many movies and TV shows, most notably six seasons on Saturday Night Live, (1986-1992).

Her cast members included Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz, Kevin Nealon, David Spade, Adam Sandler and Chris Farley. Movies included "UHF" with Weird Al Yankovic, "Family Business" with Dustin Hoffman and Sean Connery, "Baby Boom" with Diane Keaton, "The Pickup Artist" with Robert Downey, Jr., etc.

Jackson still appears in occasional films, does stand up comedy, sings her original ukulele songs around town and currently plays Eric Estrada’s wife in the new Pureflix sitcom “Malibu Dan Family Man.” (Release January, 2018.)

Jackson authored “Is My Bow Too Big?” in 2012 and in 2017 she wrote about her breast cancer journey in “Lavender Hair.”

To register please call 615-500-7661 or email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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SCENE STUDY WITH REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
Saturday, June 20th - 10:00am – 4:00pm
$150


AUDIOBOOKS: A $4 BILLION DOLLAR BUSINESS with JOE LOESCH
Saturday, June 6th from 9:30 to 4:30
Your Career Investment: $295



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 billion dollar plus 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.

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, Dalmatian 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

Location: Joe’s Digital Home Studio – 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211 5532 Maplesong Dr., Nashville, TN 37211

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


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src="http://actorsschoolusa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Regina_Moore2011.jpg" align="left" hspace="10" width="192" height="300">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.


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MASTERING THE AUDITION WORKSHOP: MASTERING THE AUDITION PROCESS
with REGINA MOORE OF MOORE CASTING
Saturday, July 25th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $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 straight forward, 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.


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SCENE STUDY WITH REGINA MOORE/MOORE CASTING, LLC
Saturday, August 22nd - 10:00am – 4:00pm
$150


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.


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MASTER THE ART OF ACTING FOR MOVIES AND TV with SAM DALTON
DATE: TBA - 1 to 5 pm both days
$225 for the two-day workshop
CLASS LIMITED TO 12 STUDENTS.


Master The Art of Acting For Movies and TV is a workshop designed for actors whose professional acting training and experience is limited. “Acting” is a term that might hold more relevance if it were referred to instead as “Being”. It is an organic process that is viscerally born and emergent from one’s soul. It is the art of accurately and truthfully portraying the moment-to-moment, beat-by-beat life that unfolds in any given scene. It simply cannot be faked. A common teaching and directorial prompt used in Hollywood to help unproven actors understand the process of acting for movies and TV is “think the thought and the audience or camera reads it.” Truthful acting is not about memorizing lines. It is not about indicating emotion. It is about listening, feeling and reacting. During this two-day workshop actors perform on-camera individually, in pairs, and in small groups in short performances from a variety of genres and formats working in scenes from actual scripts from motion pictures, short films and television programs. Get ready to dig deep to find the genesis of a fully fleshed out character based upon your personality. What makes you tick and how do you use your personal texture to breath life into what’s written on the page.

The workshop is conducted by Hollywood veteran actor/writer/director Sam Dalton (SAG-AFTRA/AEA). Mr. Dalton’s acting credits include the role of Mr. Gurntz in the original Paramount motion picture Footloose and a recurring role on the NBC daytime series Santa Barbara. Other credits include co-starring parts in numerous network and cable movies-of-the-week, prime-time dramas and situation comedies. He played “Gibby” in an Emmy-winning series of radio and television commercials for the Tennessee Lottery. When Mr. Dalton is not acting, you’ll find him working on the other side of a camera as a writer and director. He is a ten-year member of the faculty for the annual Tennessee Governor’s School For The Arts/Film Program. He also served seven years as a visiting faculty member in the film program at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film.

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


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HOW TO SELF-TAPE AUDITIONS with JOSHUA JOHNSON
Monday, DATE: TBA from 6:30 to 9:30
$79


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


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TALENT TREK‘S TALENT SCOUT “MEET THE AGENTS” with ROBIN DAUGHERTY
Tuesday, DATE: TBA from 7:00 to 9:00pm
$55


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 coaching and taping actors of all ages both privately, and at talent agencies, production companies, and casting agencies, in Minneapolis, New York, and Nashville. He is currently a free-lance Audition Manager and Talent Scout for the Talent Trek Agency in Nashville.

Robin’s credits include: Television/New Media series (ABC’s NASHVILLE, BORN AGAIN VIRGIN, BOUNTY MOMMA, etc.), various music videos, numerous commercials, as well as the feature films CHANGING HEARTS (2002), CHASING GHOSTS (2015), PATERNITY LEAVE (2015), REMEMBER THE GOAL (2016), WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH GERALD? (2016), and the critically acclaimed WILD ROSE (2019). In March of 2020, his series STRANGER HEARTS will become available on Amazon Prime and iTunes.

A Nashville native, Robin’s acting adventure started at the age of 5, with an appearance at Chaffin’s Barn Dinner Theatre, founded by his family. 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, at the Nashville Public Library, 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, Internet, and theatre production.

In 2015, Robin won the Best Actor award at the 48-Hour Film Festival for the short film, WHEN TO END. In 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 (Head Agent), Kimberly Twilley (Booking Agent), and Robin Daugherty (free-lance Agency Assistant, Auditions Manager, and Talent Scout).

Talent Trek Agency has worked alongside Casting Directors, Production Companies, Actors and Models for over 3 decades. Talent Trek is a leading choice for reliability and for providing the best principal performers in the business.

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENT CREDITS

FEATURES: Avenger: Endgame, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Wild Rose, Dark Waters, The Blind Side, All Saints, Stoker, Logan Lucky, The Identical, The Last Castle, The Green Mile, Get on Up, The Longest Ride, Boulevard, Warrior Road, 11 Seconds, A Pure Country Gift, How to Eat Fried Worms, Big Momma’s House II, Talladega Nights, Big Fish, Cold Mountain, Crackerjack, Chasing Ghosts, The Blind Side, Halloween II, Two Weeks, Walk the Line, Blacksnake Moan, Runaway Jury, Elizabethtown, Castaway, 28 Days, A Walk to Remember, and many others.

TELEVISION/NEW MEDIA: The Walking Dead, House of Cards, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Legacies, Stranger Things, The Oval, Nashville, Still the King, Queen Sugar, Mr. Mercedes, Dynasty, Macgyver, Ozark, The Resident, Quarry, Your Worst Nightmare, Born Again Virgin, Powers, Sleepy Hollow, Constantine, Under The Dome, Revolution, Rectify, Banshee, Devious Maids, Army Wives, CSI: New Orleans, Dawson’s Creek, One Tree Hill, Unsolved Mysteries, Sins and Secrets, Snapped, and many, many others…

COMMERCIALS: Coca Cola, DenTek, Hard Rock Café, Stone Mountain,, Blue Cross/Blue Shield Smithfield Meats, Biltmore House, Expedia, Sensa, Belk’s, Verizon, Alabama Power, Alltel, American Express, Dollywood, Checrolet, Toyota, Nissan, Dr. Pepper, ESPN, Food City, etc.

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.

To sign up for the class please email: alan@actorsschoolusa.com


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