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                    Acting in LA - Two Perspectives

To Begin:

You have talent and know how to act, so that's not going to be the primary focus of this class. However, if you're new to LA and want to try your hand at a career in Film/TV, talent is not all you're going to need.

The goal of this workshop is to acquaint you with the practical side of the industry - the business tools you'll need to actually land those jobs. What about agents, casting directors, auditions, unions, and yes, You? You are the product and you'll want to know all about selling that product. You also need to know how to live in LA without going hungry - or crazy.

Here's an opportunity to benefit from the knowledge of both an accomplished actor and an experienced Casting Director. Along with their input, you'll get the encouragement to ask questions in a fun, safe environment. We don't believe any question is silly or unimportant if it needs an answer.

In Two Perspectives, you'll also get to prepare and present assigned short scenes as you would one on one with a professional Casting director.

Founded by Charles Noland and Patricia Straub Noland, this studio provides inside industry information and real life advice from the vantage point of two professional perspectives.

Charles has spent 25 years acting in TV, films and commercials, including recurring roles on The West Wing and ER; while Patricia has had more than 20 years experience as a Casting Director in Los Angeles. (See Bios)

Individually they have valuable insights in their fields: Together they can provide a wide range of information that will give you the tools to live, work, and hopefully thrive in LA.


                   An Actors View - Film and TV in LA

Our Studio also offers a one-day intensive version of the workshop, lead by Charles Noland. An Actors View covers all the same material from Two PerspectivesOne change - the audition experience consists of reading/critiquing a limited selection of scenes to demonstrate this process to the class.