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Film Acting Workshop in Ann Arbor, MI – Feb. 13th & 14th

FILM ACTING WEEKEND WORKSHOP
Hosted by Acclaimed Casting Director Aleta Chappelle
Who has worked with Francis and Sofia Coppola, Martha Coolidge and more…

Saturday, February 13th
11AM to 2PM New Students
3PM to 6PM Advanced Students
&
Sunday, February 14th
11AM to 2PM New Students
3PM to 6PM Advanced Students

Location:
University of Michigan
The Michigan Room
911 N. University Ave., 2nd Floor
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

The 2 day – 3 hours per day workshop will cover the following:

AUDITION TECHNIQUE
COLD READING TECHNIQUE
IMPROVISATION
ON CAMERA ACTING TECHNIQUE

EXPERIENCED Actors and those NEW to acting (ages 12 years old and up) will enjoy this fun and informative weekend event.

The Workshop fee is $60 (total for both days)

E-mail for questions and registration details:

AletaCasting@aol.com

Check out our website: http://www.TheActorsHaven.com

Start Time:
Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 11:00am
End Time:
Sunday, February 14, 2010 at 11:00am
Location:
Univ. of Michigan in The Michigan Room, 911 N. University 2nd floor, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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Detroit Film Think Tank Lab for Directors / Actors / Writers – January 31, 2010.

The Detroit Film Think Tank will be hosting each month a Lab experience for all interested actors, screenwriters, and directors. Scenes will be videotaped and performers will receive valuable feedback from one of the areas top acting instructors.

– If you’re an emerging screenwriter looking for feedback on your material:
– If you’re a director looking to gain experience guiding actors through scenes:
– If you’re an ambitious actor wanting to hone your skills:

THE DETROIT FILM THINK TANK’S LAB
FOR DIRECTORS / ACTORS / WRITERS IS FOR YOU!

Submissions from participants will be
accepted through January 29, 2010.

Please go to the Detroit Film Think Tank’s website:
http://www.detroitfilmthinktank.com for all details and guidelines.
Review tabs ‘DFTT LAB Info’ and ‘DFTT’s LAB Agreement’.

Put On Your Calendar:
January 31,2010
From: 2:30 – 5:00 pm
At the Mansion on E. Grand
497 E. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48207

Questions: detroitfilmthinktank@me.com, Attn: Michelle


AUDITION WORKSHOP with Sarah Reule, Casting Associate of CARRIE RAY CASTING

LIMITED TO 10 ACTORS, ages 16+ to ensure one-on-one attention.
To Register, email sarah.carrieraycasting@gmail.com

Cost for workshop $100

This workshop will feature:
• Mock film auditions with scripts provided before class
• Critiques of your auditions with opportunities to audition multiple times
• Review of your headshot and resume
• Q&A with helpful tips and advice for actors

Sarah worked with Carrie Ray as a session director at O’Connor Casting in Chicago and is currently a casting associate at Carrie Ray Casting. (www.carrieraycasting.com) She has worked as a professional actress with The Second City, in commercials, industrials, films and as an acting instructor at Michigan State University.

LIMITED TO 10 ACTORS, ages 16+ to ensure one-on-one attention.
To Register, email sarah.carrieraycasting@gmail.com

Date:
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Carrie Ray Casting
Street: 1012 S. Washington
City/Town: Royal Oak, MI


Production Management Workshop

Production Management workshop in Ann Arbor with Kathryn McDermott from the Motion Picture Institute. Kathryn has an extremely impressive resume (see link below) and will be teaching the basics of script breakdown and scheduling. The class will be based on working with a narrative feature film script and will be split into two four-hour sessions running from 10am to 2pm on two consecutive Saturdays, February 13 and February 20, (a total of eight hours) in downtown Ann Arbor and cost will be $50 per session (making a total of $100 for both workshops).

You are the folks who I think would either be the most interested or who would know others who would find this useful. Please pass on the information to anyone you think falls into that category, although please don’t send out a press release or mass email at this stage until I get an idea of numbers from this particular group. Space will be limited to around 8-10 people. First come, first served!

Kathryn’s resume is here: http://www.mpifilm.com/mpi-faculty

See you all soon and feel free to reply with questions,

Keith Jefferies DGGB
Director, Ascalon Films
http://ascalonfilms.com
http://istockphoto.com/vesperstock

If you have any question contact Keith at keith@ascalonfilms.comQ


MICHIGAN ACTORS STUDIO WINTER SESSION!


MICHIGAN ACTORS STUDIO WINTER SESSION!

The time is here! Register today for our winter semester. Classes in Acting, Film, Improv, Writing, Voice Over, Kids classes and much more!! Semester starts the weeks of Jan 18th so don’t get shut out. Performance opportunities too!

See what NBC had to say about Michigan’s premier acting school!!

http://www.clickondetroit.com/ video/21975483/ index.html

For more information and to register today

http://www.michigan actorsstudio. com/

Or 877-636-3320 info@michiganactors studio.com


Accent Reduction (Not just for Actors)


Accent Reduction (Not just for Actors)

This course is designed to help both native and non-native speakers of English become more understandable, both onstage and off. Learn to use your speaking voice to its full advantage with both dynamic speaking skills and vocal vitality. Topics include: pronunciation, articulation, pitch, stress and intonation patterns, projection, and breath control. Learn to take care of and improve the actor’s instrument – the voice. The International Phonetic Alphabet will be introduced to learn to correctly place the sounds of American English. Individual recordings will be made and analyzed. Strategies will be taught so that you can start improving from the very first class!
**New Start Date**

Starts: Monday January 25, 2010 7:00pm-9:30pm

Duration: 8 Weeks

Cost: $325.00

INSTRUCTOR: Corinne J. Barringer

Corinne J. Barringer M.A., CCC-SLP

Ms. Barringer is a Speech Language Pathologist certified by The American Speech-Language- Hearing Association (ASHA). She has a background in theatre and performing arts, as well as a degree in anthropology. She has taught at Wayne State University, Lawrence Technological University, Oakland Community College, Cranbrook Educational Community – Kingswood School, and Cranbrook Theatre School, and is frequent guest lecturer at Eastern Michigan University.

She began Barringer Consultants over 13 years ago offering speech, language and voice training to individuals as well as corporations. She is a seminar speaker and published author, and has worked with Chrysler, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Great Lakes International Aviation Conference, `Life after Birth’, a back-to-work training project for single mothers, Giamarco, Mullins & Horton, Kiwanis Club, SemperMedia Group, Labyrinth Consultants and John Deere-Asia.

http://www.michigan actorsstudio. com/accent- reduction- class/
877-636-3320


Classes at the Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company

Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company of Detroit presents a series of classes designed specifically for the needs of Detroit’s professional theater artists. Classes run March 1-April 15 at the Gryphon Theatre above the Park Bar in downtown Detroit. All sessions are pay-what-you- can and available on a drop-in basis.

We asked local theater professionals what they wanted as far as continuing education, and this first set of workshops is the first phase of the result! From buffing up an audition piece to figuring out how to stop losing one’s voice in the midst of a run, to learning more about the ins and outs of the business of acting, each three hour session will be a mini-workshop designed for the theater professional who never knows when they might have rehearsal… or a callback…or a paying job!

No reservations are needed, and all classes are pay-what-you- can.

Class Schedule:

* Monday, March 1: Audition Technique

* Thursday, March 4: Voice and Diction

* Monday, March 8: Monologue Coaching

* Thursday, March 11: Business of Acting

* Monday, March 15: Audition Technique

* Thursday, March 18: Voice and Diction

* Monday, April 5: Monologue Coaching

* Monday, April 12: Audition Technique

* Thursday, April 15: Audition Technique

Description of Classes:

* Audition Technique: Learn and practice the technique and etiquette of auditioning. Emphasis will be places on cold-readings, differences between theater auditions and film auditions, and how to exceed industry expectations in a highly competitive environment.

* Voice and Diction: With physical exercises based in Kristin Linklater vocal technique, you will learn proper breathing, placement, articulation and resonation. Focus will be placed on the voice/breath connection, as well as how our voice is tied into our emotional life as an actor.

* Monologue Coaching: Spend a few hours preparing for that next audition! Bring a monologue you’re interested in developing, or consult sample monologues collected by the facilitator. This is the ideal place to “road test” that new piece you’re dying to try out, to receive criticism on how to go further into your character, and how to choose and present a monologue that will book you jobs!

* Business of Acting: “How do I get an agent?” “What is a demo reel, and do I need one?” “Do I put extra work on my resume?” “How do I get started doing voice-over work?” I hear talented, hardworking actors ask these questions constantly. Let us give you the right answers.

For additional information, contact Lisa Melinn, educational director, at 313-268-5074 or lisa@magentagiraffe .org.

About Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company:
Magenta Giraffe Theatre Company is a nonprofit organization that acts to eliminate apathy, violence, prejudice and barriers to education through theater productions, projects and programs; and further acts to reestablish and expand Detroit’s theater district.


MICHIGAN ACTORS STUDIO WINTER SESSION! Kids classes and much more!!

MICHIGAN ACTORS STUDIO WINTER SESSION!

The time is here! Register today for our winter semester. Kids classes and much more!! Semester starts the weeks of Jan 18th so don’t get shut out. Performance opportunities too!

KIDS CLASSES AVAILABLE:

ACTING FOR KIDS

Ages 7 – 16

Help your child audition with confidence and build their skills while making friends and having fun. Students will receive accelerated instruction in audition technique, acting for the camera, commercial acting, theatrical acting as well as improvisation. This will be a fast-paced class focused on creating a well-rounded young performer with abilities in all genres of acting.

WHEN: Tuesday January 19, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

DURATION: 6 Weeks

COST: $175

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Maxine Melinn

ACTING FOR KIDS II

Ages 7 – 16

For students who have taken either Acting for Kids or the summer Bootcamp, this course will build on the skills they have been introduced to. Focus will be on building characters, tapping into emotion, and the difference between “acting” and “being real”. Students will find a deeper connection with the craft of acting through the play of Spolin’s theatre games, scene study, and some writing of original monologues.

WHEN: Monday January 18, 6:00pm – 8:00pm

DURATION: 6 Weeks

COST: $175

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Maxine Melinn

IMPROV FOR KIDS

Ages 7 – 16

Students will learn how to create improvised scenes using only simple suggestions. They will be instructed in the rules, theories, and practice of comedic improvisation. Focus will be on group and individual play of classic improv games (as seen on TV’s “Whose Line is it Anyways”) such as Party Quirks, World’s Worst, Prop Switch, and many others. This fast paced class will teach students the confidence to think on their feet, and is guaranteed to keep your kids laughing from start to finish!

WHEN: Saturday January 23, 10:30am – 12:30pm

DURATION: 6 Weeks

COST: $175

INSTRUCTOR: Lisa Maxine Melinn

See what NBC had to say about Michigan’s premier acting school!!

http://www.clickond etroit.com/ video/21975483/ index.html

For more information and to register today

http://www.michigan actorsstudio. com/

Or 877-636-3320 info@michiganactors studio.com


Improv Intensive with Jaime Moyer

Hey, Improvisers!

Please consider taking advantage of this offer AND pass it along to
your troupe members as soon as you can! This is a one-time only
workshop!

Improv Intensive
with Jaime Moyer
WHEN: Sunday, January 17, 4PM – 7PM
WHERE: Planet Ant Theatre (www.planetant.com)
ONLY $20!

LIMITED TO 15 STUDENTS

(This is not an ‘introduction to improv’ workshop. Participants should
have basic improv knowledge and experience)

This intense and exhilarating workshop will tackle such topics as:

* Finding the “game of the scene”
* The yes/and rule
* The importance of object work
* Scene editing skills

Participants will improvise in a group setting and receive detailed
feedback to improve timing, confidence, and skill.

If you’re signed up for Planet Ant Winter Colony Fest, this crash
course should be an invaluable asset to you and your troupe members.
What a great way to prepare for the festival! Even if you are not
participating, this workshop will still expose you to many beneficial
skills of the acting community.

To sign up, please send an email to dave@planetant.com with your name
and phone number. You will receive a response once it is received.

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:

Jaime Moyer is an alumni of The Second City Detroit Mainstage, as well
as a performer with credits from many local theaters including Go
Comedy, The Ringwald, Planet Ant Theater, The Zeitgeist, Century
Theater, JET, Performance Network, The Abreact, Theater Company, and
The Attic Theatre. She received her degree in Theater from University
of Detroit Mercy, and is a proud member of AEA and SAG. Jaime has
been teaching improv since 2002. She has also facilitated numerous
workshops, with clients ranging from The United States Army to
Reuters. Jaime is a member of several improv troupes locally including
Planet Ant Home Team, Go Comedy All-Stars, and Rock-O-Matic: The
improvised Rock Opera. On the West Coast she is a member of Smoke
House, Warzecha Tonight, and Edmund (The Second City Alumni Jam).
Jaime now resides in Los Angeles, but her heart remains in her beloved
Detroit.


DFC Winter Classes

Have a vision? Make it real!

•••••DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION ••••
Tuesdays, Jan 12 – March 2 (8 Weeks) Meets 7-9:30pm
Dive into the world of digital filmmaking with this intensive, hands-on video course that takes beginners through all phases of production.

Topics include:
Treatments, storyboards, camera operation, producing and directing techniques and an introduction to digital editing using Final Cut Pro. The class shoots and edits their projects in small teams. Perfect for the beginner who wants to discover the digital process.

Course Fee $400. Payment must be made in full and in person at the Boll Family YMCA anytime M-F 6am-9pm, SS 9am-5pm. Check, MO and Credit card accepted. Online and partial payments are not available.

Deadline for registration is January 8 (The Friday prior to the start of class)
Class Location:
Y-Arts at the Boll Family YMCA
Floor 2A
1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

Presented by the Detroit Film Center in cooperation with Y-ARTS. For more info email info@detroitfilm.org

••••FINAL CUT PRO – Digital Video Editing ••••
Wednesdays, Jan 13 – Feb 17 (6 Weeks) Meets 7-9:30pm

Learn the essentials of the industry-leading desktop video editing program Final Cut Pro. This course provides lessons and practice in the following core areas: Importing and exporting footage, the editing tool set, audio, titles, scaling and moving video, color correction, filters and effects, output compression and more.
Course Fee $300. Payment must be made in full and in person at the Boll Family YMCA anytime M-F 6am-9pm, SS 9am-5pm. Cash, check, MO and credit card accepted. Online and partial payments are not available.

REGISTRATION BEGINS WEDNESDAY NOV 25

Deadline for registration is January 8 (The Friday prior to the start of class)

Class Location:
Y-Arts at the Boll Family YMCA
Floor 2A
1401 Broadway, Detroit MI 48226

Presented by the Detroit Film Center in cooperation with Y-ARTS. For more info email info@detroitfilm.org