Hollywood Acting Studio To Present Weekend Acting Seminars in Nashville


Hollywood acting studio, “And…Action” is presenting a weekend acting seminar in Nashville, designed to help actors become more bookable.

Become More Bookable—An On-Camera Acting Workshop for Kids, Teens and Adults will consist of two sessions, on Saturday June 22nd and Sunday June 23rd, at Fisk University Little Theatre.

The success of the TV series “Nashville” has heightened awareness of the city as a hotbed of film, television and theatrical activity. This course is designed to help both novice and experienced actors improve their chances of being booked for TV, film and commercials.

The seminars will be taught by Mary Wickliffe, a professional actress on stage, television and film for over 30 years. Mary is also an award-winning director and private acting and audition coach who created the On-Camera Audition Workout for Professional Actors in Los Angeles—now in its fifth year. Among her other credits, Mary’s most-recent television performances include “Harry’s Law” and “Desperate Housewives.” Joining Mary will be Maura Soden, an in-demand casting director, writer, actress and producer. She began her career as the assistant to NBC’s “Golden Girls” director, and as a casting director has cast over 300 commercials, infomercials and industrials. Her most recent credits include “1600 Penn” and “Castle.”

The “and;..ACTION!” team has added a special bonus for the Nashville seminars, as well. LA Casting Director Maura Soden will conduct a free one-on-one with those who register. “A lot of people who come to auditions are held back by their headshots and resume, so we want to help. All we ask is that people bring up to four shots for analysis. At the end of the day, we’ll meet with those people and help them out.”

SESSION 1 (for ages 18 and Up) Saturday June 22nd:
FULL DAY $160 or HALF DAY $90 *
Maximum Class Size 20
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Nuts and Bolts
What you need to know to become a professional actor…finding an agent, getting the right headshots, self-promotion, where and how to look for acting opportunities. All participants will receive valuable HANDOUTS with recommended reading lists and periodicals, websites for audition materials, casting sites, list of talent agencies and more!
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Working in Commercials
Hands-on commercial acting exercises covering voiceover, improv, comedic and dramatic commercials, working with products, analyzing copy and taking control of your audition.
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. FILM/TV Auditions
The On-Camera Audition: How to Prepare Material and Use On-Camera Techniques
Actors will study one-liners to full-page scenes. Auditions will be shot On-Camera. Actors will have redirection, playback and discussion. Current TV shows material used.

Half Day is a choice of Morning (first two courses) or Afternoon Session

SESSION 2 (for kids and teens) Sunday June 23rd
HALF DAY $90 Maximum Class Size 25
9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A – Z The Biz Geared for Kids (Parents Welcome)
Nuts & Bolts of Show Biz, Auditioning,Commercials & TV Acting
1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. A – Z The Biz Geared for Teens
Nuts & Bolts of Show Biz, Auditioning, Commercials & TV Acting Exercises and Techniques

Find out more about “And…Action” at http://www.andactionactingseminars.com.

For information and to book a place at any of the seminars, contact Cameron Tilbury at MapleStar Music & Media at 615-947-0855 or email cameron@maplestarmusicmedia

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