Due to unforeseen commitments, the School reserves the right to replace an Instructor with another Instructor of equal stature and qualifications. Tuition for programs is non-refundable, but can be applied to future programs, Forums, seminars or any other event offered. Participation in our programs does not infer employment or representation. SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Members are eligible for a 10% discount on all Class Programs upon request.
All class/Forum times/dates subject to change. To see Instructor Bios, click on the Instructors page.
FILM/TV/COMMERCIAL 5-WEEK BOOTCAMP
- Wednesdays, 7:00p – 9:30p;
- May 10, 17, 24, 31; June 7
A new program at Scott Powers Studios. Work each night in-depth on-camera with five of New York’s busiest and well-connected legit and commercial CDs who are always looking to bring in new talent. You will be working with sides from current casting projects these CDs feel they could call you to audition for. Copy of each night’s work available via Dropbox. Eve Battaglia [Eve Battaglia Casting]; Lori Malkin [Paladino Casting]; Cailtin Jones [Liz Lewis Casting Partners]; Caroline Sinclair [Caroline Sinclair Casting]; Matt Glasner [Jonathan Strauss Casting]. $525.00
6-WEEK AUDITION TECHNIQUE / MONOLOGUES / COLD READINGS
- Mondays, 7:00p – 9:30p
- April 17, 24; May 1, 8, 15, 22
One of the most imperative essentials of becoming a successful actor is to ace the audition process. This course will teach you how to overcome the pressure at hand and nail the perfect monologue, sides and cold readings. Every student’s work is recorded every week on DVD and uploaded to DropBox to download to each student’s computer for review. Last session includes an audition with a top Casting Director. Instructor Jenevieve Brewer is the Owner/Talent Manager at Brewer Talent Management. $595.00
David Elliott, David Bellantoni & Kathy Searle:
6-WEEK ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL PROGRAM
- Tuesdays, 7:00p – 10:00p;
- April 25; May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
The most powerful commercial class in New York. An advanced 360° curriculum available nowhere else, designed to give you the in-depth solid foundation to maximize your success in commercials. In the first third of the course, you will be trained by top commercial Casting Director David Bellantoni of Beth Melsky Casting. The second third you will continue to be trained by commercial Agent David Elliott of Don Buchwald agency. The last third of the class you will be trained by Kathy Searle, one of the top and most recognized commercial actors in the business today. Each students’ work is recorded every class on DVD and uploaded to Dropbox for their viewing. $595.00
THE REAL DEAL PROGRAM
A Unique Program Offered to Actors. Available Nowhere Else.
5 Sessions: 10 Industry: 4 Agents; 2 CDs; 2 Managers; 2 Directors.
- Thursdays, 7:00p – 9:30p;
- Summer 2017
Does the Industry’s unspoken rule, “Never Tell an Actor the Truth” really hold? Ever get the feeling you’re not being told everything by the industry?
An upfront, honest, not “false-honest” content presented in a positive point of view. Not meant to be bitch sessions, cruel or mean-spirited, but to be upfront in how the industry frankly views the talent and in doing so, know what you really need to know to help yourself and what you really are in for.
Every actor will also audition with each instructor/industry professional, receive feedback and do re-directs, followed by a personal interview.
All the mysteries, misconceptions and half-truths that are holding back your career will be swept away and replaced with a crystal clear understanding of the industry and how you can successfully make it work for you. This is a game changer.
Because of the confidential nature of this Program’s topics and ensuing discussions, all students must sign an NDA. $625.00
Tom O’Hare, Richard Jordan & David Title:
5-WEEK FILM & TV AUDITION MASTER CLASS
- Wednesdays, 7:00p – 9:30p
- June 14, 21, 28; July 12 & 19
- Classes held at the exclusive Players Club on Gramercy Park South.
Announcing a professional-level five-week intensive conducted by the NEXT GENERATION CASTING DIRECTORS Tom O’Hare [Tempest Casting] and Richard Jordan [Richard Jordan Casting]. This is a program guaranteed unlike any other program you have experienced. For each of their individual two weeks, Tom and Richard will work with film and TV and even new media sides chosen specifically for you that they are currently casting that they feel they could call you in to audition for. Tom and Richard have unique assets that work in actors’ favor that other casting directors don’t have: they work with relative unknowns, seek out unrepresented talent, go to sets of actors they have cast, prep actors in the style of the director if they should get the job, detailed insights on tips and tricks on working the successful audition and working successfully on the set. And most important: actually call in and book actors they have trained. Students also will become self-taping savvy by doing a self-taping audition technically reviewed with recommendations by Bravo Media Producer David Title and then submitted again for performance review by Richard Jordan. Final class includes a private 1-to-1 consultation with Richard. You will receive training and career guidance found nowhere else. $525.00
6 WEEK COMMERCIAL PRINT INTENSIVE
- Saturdays, 10:00a – 2:00p;
- Next offered Summer 2017. + 3 “Field Trips” TBA.
More performers are working print models and funding their acting careers because of this program than all other courses combined. You’ll receive the professionally proven skills that take others years to learn which can be applied to all aspects of a performer’s career, and, most importantly, how to apply the skills to get the job. Get on the fast track and learn from the person who literally wrote the book on Commercial Print. $625.00
ON-CAMERA FILM INTENSIVE
- Friday, 6:00p – 8:30p; Saturday, 2:30p – 5:00p; Sunday, 11:00a – 3:30p.
- Next offered Fall 2017.
This hands-on course is conducted by award-winning Director Chip Hourihan. Chip won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival for Frozen River which was nominated for two Academy Awards. This course focuses on bridging the gap between theatre and film. Students work on scripts appropriate for them, exploring scene, subtext and character development. Every student’s work is recorded and uploaded to DropBox to download to each student’s computer for review. Includes a 2-minute professionally shot & edited video of selected film scene for uploading to personal website, Facebook, Youtube, etc. $550.00
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ADVANCED FILM PROGRAM
Want to be the lead in a professionally directed movie written specifically for you? In the Advanced Film Program, students will star in and shoot an independent short film, written specifically for the participating actors, produced by Scott Powers Studios and directed by award-winning filmmaker Chip Hourihan, complete with a professional paid crew. This is not a student movie. The film is aggressively submitted to the appropriate film festivals. The actors attend the gala premiere of the movie with invited agents and casting directors. Participants receive copy of movie, movie poster & IMDb credit. $5,000 Leads. Appropriate tuition for supporting & multiple dayplayer roles $2,000 – $3,500. For more details, call: 212.242.4700
*Leads & Supporting Roles Cast. Now Auditioning Multiple Day-player Roles.