Dec 09

Holiday SpecTACular 2009

Two days before the show the entire cast and crew for the 2009 Holiday SpecTACular got together to rehearse the “inbetween” parts. When does the couch go and for what scene? and who’s going to carry it on…and off? Oh and what about the lights? And the music? Geeze!

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Dec 09

TAFTA Talent of the Month

Mark Caligiuri - TAFTA Talent of the Month
Mark Caligiuri - TAFTA Talent of the Month

Check out who is talent of the month from the Australian Film and Television Academy! Mark Caliguiri, our Australian intensive-study student!!!!

Mark Caligiuri, an Australian with no prior acting experience came to LA and studied at The Acting Center for three weeks. He did career consulting, private coaching, all the classes he could including some improv, then we wrote, produced and shot two short films for him. All in three weeks!


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Nov 09

“The Moment” is here

Barrett Smith fired up for the next student.
Barrett Smith fired up for the next student.

Last June, The Acting Center Los Angeles embarked on a rather ambitious artistic project that as far as I know, no other acting school ever has.

The idea sparked last winter, while I was working on the beginning stages of The Acting Center’s new website with designer and photographer Aaron Petz. We wanted to find a way to tell actors about the imaginative character and scene study work being done at the school. In the process, we came up with the idea to photograph all of the Acting Center’s students not as themselves, like a headshot or publicity shot, but as a character, experiencing a moment.

Since opening our doors three years ago, we’ve had over four hundred students study at The Acting Center. So this wasn’t a small undertaking. We had to find a way to gather all the students in one place over one four-day period—as Aaron agreed to fly in from NYC to do the shoot in one fell swoop.

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