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FREE Audition Video Workshop in #ABQ

Posted by on December 17, 2014 | No comments

UPDATE: The workshop is now FULL. All 40 seats are currently reserved. For those interested in getting on the waitlist please fill out this form. In the event that any of the existing reservations are canceled, waitlist registrants will be notified in the order which they are received.

In this FREE 3-hour long workshop Shelley Carney, President, Shelley Carney* Productions and Toby Michael Younis, CEO, Videotero, LLC will explain how to use inexpensive lighting, audio and video equipment to quickly and easily produce, upload and distribute your own audition videos, whether you’re a screen or theater actor, an on-stage performer, a musician or musical group, or anyone else who requires audition videos.

Shelley will cover the casting and acting portion of the presentation and Toby will cover the “shooting” portion of the presentation. Both will talk about New Media Marketing and how it opens up a whole new world of personal and professional branding and promotion.

This interactive session will include using the audience’s own equipment to produce audition videos!

***RESERVATIONS AND TICKETS ARE REQUIRED***

Sunday, January 11, 2015at 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Seating is limited to 40
TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATION, CLICK HERE!

Be sure to bring along your smart phone, digital camera, or camcorder. Several members of the audience will be selected to have their auditions produced during the class, using their own equipment.

We’ve made some “sides” available from our movies, “Killing Hope” and “Scratching Kat,” for your use if you’d like. If they’re not your cup of tea, bring along your own in case your selected to have your video recorded during the class.

You can download them by clicking on this link.

Most important, bring a headshot and your resume with you! WESST is building a portfolio of local talent they can contact should one of their studio clients require actors or other film and performance related resources.

If your plans should change after you’ve registered, and you can’t attend the event, let us know so we can make your seat available to someone else.

FAQs

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must bring your printed ticket with you to the workshop to enter. We’re requesting everyone to bring a headshot and their resume so we can add them to the WESST portfolio of local resources.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

There is plenty of FREE parking around the WESST Enterprise Center.

What can/can’t I bring to the event?

We can’t allow food or drink into the studio, where the workshop will be held. If you’d like, bring your smartphone, camera or camcorder along. You may be selected to have your audition shot at the workshop using your equipment. Bring a headshot and your resume so we can add your name to the WESST portfolio of local resources.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

No.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes.

Audition Video Production for Actors & Other Performers Hosted By
Shelley Carney, Shelley Carney* Productions
Christa Valdez, OneHeadlightInk and
Toby Michael Younis, Videotero, LLC in Cooperation With
The WESST Enterprise Center, Albuquerque and the
Comcast Digital Media Studo With the Support of
Shaun and Susan Scott of Pig & Hippo Productions

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Good Faith Acting Intensive

Posted by on November 12, 2014 | Comments Off

Duel desert Diva, Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA, currently hard at work on the set of the feature film, “Highly Functioning” in Gallup, New Mexico, is set to host an intensive film auditioning workshop this weekend.

Join professional TV and Film casting director Faith Hibbs-Clark, CSA who is an L.A./Arizona transplant now living and casting in New Mexico for this weekend’s series of workshops. Known for being exceptionally unique with solid techniques and personalized attention. Faith’s 16 years of casting experience along with her wild sense of humor will make you forget you are even learning.

The weekend begins on Friday, November 14th from 6 PM to 10 PM. Students will jump right in with a “mock” audition where they will learn the in’s and outs of “The off-camera reader” type of audition. You will learn Faith’s tricks of the trade for perfecting these types of auditions.

On Day 2, Saturday, November 15th 4 PM to 9 PM, students will transition from preliminary auditions for film to the callback environment. The focus of day 2 will be on mastering the “Two Person On-Camera” type audition typically associated with callbacks, as well helpful insights into the callback environment and what to do and not to do in a callback audition.

Lastly, on day 3, Sunday, November 16th from 9 AM to 3 PM, students are introduced to Faith’s secret formula for film acting and will practice her unique easy to understand yet highly effective method for bringing any scene to life in a way you have never learned before.

Faith’s 16 years of casting includes projects with Universal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, The Weinstein Company, Disney, Lifetime, any many others. You won’t want to miss this intense and comprehensive film auditioning weekend workshop. 15 hours of instruction. Materials and copy of your work included in your $325 tuition.

The workshops will be held at Sol Acting Academy in Albuquerque, NM.

Registration and pre-payment required. Workshop is limited to maximum of 16 students to ensure individual attention and feedback. Workshops are for educational purposes only.

Click here to register!

WHAT: Auditioning for film – Weekend Intensive

WHEN:
Friday November 14th 6 PM to 10 PM
Saturday November 15th 4 PM to 9 PM
Sunday November 16th 9 AM to 3 PM

Where:
Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114
Albuquerque, NM 87109

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Film acting and auditioning course – Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on September 25, 2014 | One comment

Lora Cunningham

OCTOBER COURSE- ALBUQUERQUE ACTORS’ STUDIO, LLC

FILM ACTING AND AUDITIONING COURSE on the lot of ABQ STUDIOS
with Lora Cunningham

You will develop your talent through truth and authenticity- to “just be.” Learn what it takes to get the audition, how to prepare for it, and what to do once you’re in the room! This is the most comprehensive acting course in New Mexico, integrating the art of acting with the business of acting.

WHERE: Albuquerque Studios Lot

TIME: Mondays 6PM-9PM
This is the 8-week Course starting Monday, October 20, 2014.

COST: $525+ tax

TO REGISTER: go to www.abqactorsstudio.com, and click on “Contact.”

Class size is limited to 12.

ABOUT LORA: A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California, Lora has been working in film, television, commercials and stage for 18 years. She played opposite Denzel Washington and Mila Kunis in THE BOOK OF ELI as well as Toni Collette and Rosemarie DeWitt in Steven Spielberg’s THE UNITED STATES OF TARA. Most recent credits include LONGMIRE, BREAKING BAD, LEMONADE MOUTH, BLESS ME ULTIMA, BARE, CENTS, MANHATTAN and THE MESSENGERS.

Go to http://www.imdb.me/loramartinez-cunningham to see a full list of her film and television credits.

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Southern NM Crew Certification Course

Posted by on April 19, 2014 | Comments Off

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There will be an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), General Safety Certification course this Saturday, April 26.

Time:
9:00am-noon / 1:30pm-5:30pm
(hour and a half lunch break)

Location:
Las Cruces, NM
DACC East Mesa Campus, room DADM 100

Cost: $25 (usually $50)

Certification required by IATSE in order to crew on a union picture set. Sign up NOW!

Contact: Lamaia Vaughn at lavaughn[at]nmsu.edu to get signed-up!

Call 575-639-3636 for more info.

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YOUTH ACTORS INTENSIVE: Albuquerque, NM

Posted by on October 11, 2013 | Comments Off

UPDATE 10/18/13: The date has been changed to November 9th.

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YOUTH ACTORS INTENSIVE with Marie McMaster SATURDAY, November 2nd in Albuquerque, NM.

Next to her own casting director credits on numerous local projects, Marie has also worked as a casting associate with Jo Edna Boldin for over 11 years. Credits include…

La Vida Robot
Jane Got A Gun
The Reach
The Lone Ranger
No Country for Old Men
The Spy Next Door
Employee of the Month
Terminator Salvation
Lone Survivor and many more.

This workshop is for young actors 12-18 who are excited to jump in to the booming NM film industry.

We will cover… How to get started in the film industry Making a role ‘your own’ Audition do’s and don’t’s Nailing a ‘cold read’ taking direction and the importance of doing so and most importantly for the youngsters- FOCUS!

Class size is limited.

Class will be held November 2nd (location will be sent out upon confirmation) 10am-4pm (3:30-4pm time slot is for PARENTS and children, here we will cover HOW TO get started and what it takes.)

$90/student with lunch included.

Please email marieakohl@hotmail.com to reserve your spot.

Marie A.K. McMaster

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“The Business of the Business-Showbiz 101″ (Warehouse 21)

Posted by on September 9, 2013 | Comments Off

9/12/13 CONGRATULATIONS to our winner Jeremie!

WAREHOUSE 21 has generously donated one of the valuable seats for this one of a kind workshop for one lucky One Headlight Ink reader!

Email* your contact info to casting @oneheadlightink.com for your chance to get in on this!

Buy your tickets now at Warehouse21 or Hold my Ticket

“The Business of the Business-Showbiz 101″ (Warehouse 21)

**There are only a few days left to sign up. Time is running out! Please do not miss this rare opportunity with Sheryl Roberts, Greg Serano, and Special Guests. **

Warehouse 21 Presents “The Business of the Business-Showbiz 101″ with Sheryl Roberts, Greg Serano, and Special Guests!

***Please note that due to scheduling conflicts, previously scheduled participant Steven Michael Quezada will not be in attendance***

**Exciting Update: Great News**

** Your Headshot is your calling card. Carolyn Wright( an established photographer) will be there to help you get your perfect headshot!**

** Mike Walters from the Albuquerque Stunt Assosiation is confirmed to be teaching and demoing during the workshop. **

Auditions are always the hardest part of the acting process, and if you take this workshop you will learn everything you need to know! Being an extra is great experience, but this takes you to a different level. If you want to cross over from being an extra to becoming an actor, this is the workshop you MUST attend! Casting Director/Producer Sheryl Roberts who has been involved in the casting department of many films and television shows (see IMDB credits) and Actor Greg Serano, (Terminator Salvation, Wild Fire, Legally Blonde, and most recently The Mentalist) are teaching this workshop for professional and aspiring actors. In an exciting development, working professionals who are currently filming in New Mexico will appear as our special guests. This workshop is designed to teach you everything you need to know to be successful in our very special industry. This workshop is also for parents of young children trying to break in to the entertainment business. We will teach you how NOT to get ripped off. Please bring two headshots and a resume if you have them. If you don’t, bring 2 snap shots with contact information written on the back. On Saturday September 14th there will be a two hour lecture (bring a note book) followed by two hours of practical application. On Sunday September 15th, the day will be dedicated to “Extreme Coaching” with Sheryl and Greg, and a coaching/advisory session with Carolyn Wright well known headshot photographer (http://www.thephotostudio.com/) teaching you everything you need to know about getting the perfect headshot. At the end of the session Carolyn will give participants a certificate for your free headshot sitting fee. Carolyn will set up a shoot date with you and you will get your headshot complete with your name on it and retouched. With the certificate your complete headshot now only cost you $48.50. Anyone in the industry will tell you what a CRAZY deal this is, especially from such an accomplished photographer.

Seats are limited so PRE-REGISTRATION IS MANDITORY. * This workshop is open to everyone, but children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult. One accompanying adult is free of charge. To register for class please go to the Warehouse 21 website http://www.warehouse21.org/ if paying by credit card. If paying by cash or check, please visit Warehouse 21 at the address below. Cost of the workshop is $140 for both days.

When: September 14th and 15th 2 PM to 6 PM

Where: Warehouse 21

1614 Paseo De Peralta

Santa Fe, NM

For more information, please call (505)795-8563. You can also email thecastingganginc@gmail.com

You DO NOT want to miss this workshop and the surprise special guests!

PLEASE NOTE- Ms Roberts, Greg Serano, and guest instructors do not receive any payment for this workshop. All proceeds will directly benefit Warehouse 21 the best place for young people to learn all of the professional arts. Look us up on http://www.warehouse21.org/

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New Mexico “Job Creators” Need YOU

Posted by on January 28, 2013 | 2 comments

Find YOUR NMFilm Legislator

“If you want jobs and want them now, rewrite the motion picture incentive regulations to make them simple and clear. Make the tax credits easier to lend against. Exempt TV series since they create long term employment and reach out to potential projects to assure them we want and need them and will do what it takes to help them make their pictures here.”

-Excerpt from “Voice of the People” as featured in The Deming Headlight

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New Mexico Film: Getting Into It

Posted by on December 3, 2012 | Comments Off

Extras & Background Casting

On Location Casting – FREE Talent Application

EG Casting – Talent Application

White Turtle Casting – (Breaking Bad, After Hours)

Talent Agencies/Casting Directors

A&M Talent House – (The Hunger Games, No Country for Old Men, The Lone Ranger, Breaking Bad, In Plain Sight, Longmire)

Applaus Talent Agency – SAG-AFTRA Franchised Agency

The Phoenix Agency – Modeling and Talent Agency

Sheryl Roberts – Casting Director, Producer, Acting Coach

Jo Edna Boldin – Casting Director/Department (SEAL Team Six, True Grit, No Country for Old Men, The Book of Eli, 3:10 to Yuma, Crazy Heart, Terminator Salvation)

Youth, Education & Training

CNM – Film Crew Technician, Certificate Program

Public Academy for Performing Arts – Award winning education and training for students grades 6-12

Marie A.K. McMaster – Youth Actors Intensive

Film Acting and Auditioning Course with Actress/Director, Lora Cunningham – Albuquerque Actors Studio

New Mexico State University – Creative Media Institute

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Digital Graphics Technology AAS Degree

NMSU Doña Ana Branch Community College – Film Technician Training Program

NMSU Alamogordo – Digital & Fine Arts, Graphic Design

Eastern New Mexico University (Roswell) – Film & Digital Media Programs

Eastern New Mexico University (Portales)Digital Film Making

New Mexico Highlands University (Rio Rancho)Media Arts & Technology

University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) – College of Fine Arts

Santa Fe University of Art & Design – Film School

Resource Organizations & Associations

YOUR New Mexico Film Office

New Mexico Film Offices and Commissions by Region here.

New Mexico Women in Film
– Support for the expansion of women’s role in the film industry.

SAG-AFTRA New Mexico Local Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists

International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts – IATSE Local 480

To include, exclude or otherwise update your listing here, please write to ifo@oneheadlightink.com.

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Friend to NM: Robert Redford on the record re. gov. dealings and reports

Posted by on May 9, 2012 | One comment


May 9, 2012
By Robert Redford
Actor, Director, Producer

The Albuquerque Journal published a prominently placed editorial on May 1 that was based on a recent story written by a reporter who, in fairness, requested an interview, on a short deadline, which I was unable to meet as I was out of the country. This editorial portrayed me as an unethical Hollywood interloper who, by inference, had made great personal gain from taxpayer money.

Nothing could be further from the truth. It’s time to set the record straight.

In February 2008, the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs announced that it was purchasing the Los Luceros property. I was not even in the picture. Over some years prior, we had put time into requests from the Richardson administration on how our Sundance programs were conceived and run. That was the extent of it.

A year after the purchase the state requested that we explore whether or not there may be a collaborative model involving the property, which would result in providing programming with a focus on Native American and Hispanic populations in preparing them for careers in film and other aspects of the entertainment industry, which had been growing fast in New Mexico. It seemed a worthy goal, so we began meetings with the state.

Out of these meetings came a Memo of Understanding between Redford Enterprises, Cultural Affairs and the New Mexico Film Office. In May 2009, Gov. Richardson announced the collaboration.

The intent of this relationship was to create and expand training programs in film, arts and the environment at Los Luceros. This, he said, would enable Cultural Affairs to fulfill its dual mission of protecting the state’s cultural heritage, while supplying educational programs to benefit the people of New Mexico.

We began providing and collaborating on programs immediately, with most taking place at Los Luceros — writing and audition workshops, actors labs, directing, cinematography, production and economic development workshops. The highly regarded Sundance Native Program continued its labs and workshops, in New Mexico.

All of this education, job training and career building have been provided free, at no cost to any of the New Mexican participants.

These programs, agreed to in the MOU signed in February 2010, were the operating framework for the state-funded master plan and federally funded architectural designs, building renovations and new construction. The MOU provided for us a priority reservation use of Los Luceros via the Department of Cultural Affairs, and participation in a job-training program funded by the New Mexico Department of Economic Development and the New Mexico Film Office.

In late 2010, as state budget cuts appeared necessary, we were asked to amend the MOU in order to reduce the state financial commitment. We readily agreed. The use of state training dollars was dropped from the revised MOU that we, and the state, signed in December 2010.

This revised MOU became an issue when Gov. Susana Martinez took office. Mind you, it’s the MOU that drops a state funding requirement. We remained in limbo on many aspects of the relationship, and yet, we continued to provide programs at Los Luceros and at other locations.

As of today, Cultural Affairs hasn’t unequivocally said the department will honor either MOU. We were asked to obtain liability insurance, which was in process when they closed Los Luceros.

We continue offering programs in other locations and are exploring alternatives should collaborating with the state prove too political or impossible. I have a long history with the state of New Mexico and I love it here. I try to make a contribution as both a taxpayer and a citizen and will continue down that path with or without the blessing or cooperation of Martinez and her administration.

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#ABQ #NM Triple Threat Class with Steven Michael Quezada

Posted by on January 4, 2012 | Comments Off

A Message From Steven Michael Quezada:

My next Acting classes will begin on January 18th at Triple Threat Academy on San Rafiel and Tramway from 6-7:30pm the class will last 11 weeks and I will concentrate on auditioning because that is what actors have to be the best at in order to compete for the jobs.

I work on many sets and I always work with actors from L.A., Denver and Dallas right here in New Mexico. This should be concerning to local actors. I know we have the talent to do those roles but for some reason we are not getting the opportunity to get cast into those roles. If this is what you need to work on then please and you want more info call 304-3487 and leave a message.

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Find YOUR Voice Starting Mañana, NM

Posted by on May 31, 2011 | One comment

Learn ALL about the exciting world of Voiceover!

Headed by Steve Corona, New Mexico’s premiere Dialect Coach.

Steve has coached actors in various dialects and roles including:

Helen Mirren & Gerard Butler. Corona has his MA in Theatre Arts from Minnesota State University.

He has been a voice actor for almost 10 years, recording voiceover for: audiobooks, animated films, dubbing, educational materials, documentary narration, radio station ID, commercials, TV & films in Minnesota, Texas, California, South Korea, China, and New Mexico.

In “VOICEOVER”, you will learn:

*Types of Voiceover
*Voice Acting Techniques
*Finding your voice
*Creating Characters
*Recording a Demo Reel
*Working as a Voice Actor
*And MORE!

WHEN:
Starting June 1st
Wednesday nights
6:30pm – 7:45pm.

WHERE:
Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington St. SE
Albuquerque, NM

COST:
Only $25 per class! (or $100/mo.)
Pre-pay online via the “shop” tab on the NetSkits Academy facebook page, to reserve your spot in the class TODAY!
(space is limited and reservations are already being made – so don’t wait.)

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Not Real Pretty

Posted by on March 21, 2011 | Comments Off

No, it’s not always real pretty, but it is pretty real looking…From NM’s Own Resident FX Masters:

Gryphon’s Egg Productions is now offering special FX classes!!

That’s right folks everything from basic FX makeup techniques to full on professional prosthetic work, blood teeth and eyeballs, to animatronic puppets!!

Classes are slated start mid April and preregistration is required. We are taking on a limited number of students for the first run of classes – contact Shawn Darling now at gryphonsegg@gmail.com for more info and to pre register today!!!

Class info and schedules available upon request.

Check them out online at: Gryphon’s Egg Productions

Write gryphonsegg@gmail.com for a listing of classes and preregistration information.

**** Classes are filling up so don’t wait!! You must preregister asap classes begin on April 9th****

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Thespianism – Is It In Y’all?

Posted by on January 18, 2011 | One comment

UPDATE 1/24/11: Stage Acting Academy expands to Santa Fe and opens doors this THURSDAY 27th!!! These will be select classes. Learn two new DIALECTS with VOICEOVER every month with Steve Corona… RSVP’s will be necessary – 7.15pm to 9.15pm 1413 Paseo De Peralta 87501 near Galisteo cross street and near The Capital!!! call us right away if you want in… 323.333.7322 or 306.8524

UPDATE 1/18/11: TONIGHT – SPECIAL TUESDAY NIGHT DIALECT TRAINING, SOUTHERN STYLE, Y’ALL!

Train your palate to roll out brogue, orchestrate Français, or whip out Brooklynese with one of our favorite resources in the Q.

Fireborn Films, Stage Acting Academy is home to the ever-increasingly popular Steve Corona who is on hand to train YOU.

Dialect training isn’t just for Oscar winning Dames or heart throbbing Scotsman anymore New Mexico.

If you’re interested in catching a ride on this wing and a prayer called New Mexico Film & Production a.k.a. the Arts & Entertainment tidal wave sweeping the land, sign-up and hang on!

As featured in Friday’s Albuquerque Journal Corona teaches acting, improv and dialects to everyone from area students to global A-listers such as Dame Helen Mirren and Gerard Butler.

And if you were at the phenomenon that is Albuquerque Comic Con you might have had the pleasure of catching Corona’s improv group.

Now more than ever it is YOUR time New Mexico – ARM yourself with the expertise offered at Fireborn. The doors of “the industry” await and there are keys to your success in front of and behind the camera through the vast array of training, projects and networking just waiting for you there!

Here is my quick convo with Corona

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Press to Play

Posted by on December 21, 2010 | One comment

Taking your acting skills to the next level or finding them for the very first time – EXPERIENCE Stage Acting Academy.

Presented by Fireborn Films, led by award winning acting/directing team Jerry G. Angelo and Steve Corona – Intensive acting workshops teach and hone the skills EVERY actor needs be armed with for success.

We were fortunate to be Industry Guests at the Dec. 15 Acting Showcase where current students performed a wide variety of riveting scenes – displaying range and depth unimaginable to the non-actor.

But within the actor is the greatest catalogue of material – the only catalogue required and with the tools and techniques unearthed for you by this intensive training your inner actor is revealed.

Four diverse class sessions available weekly in Albuquerque, NM:

Stage Improv – Mondays and Tuesdays 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Stage Intense Scene Study – Wednesdays 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Stage Dialects – Thursdays 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Monthly Stage SHOWCASE – Wednesday 7 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Email info@firebornfilms.com, call 323-333.7322 or 505-306-8524

Click here for all the details and excessively affordable class rates…

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Fireborn STAGE Class Intensive

Posted by on November 22, 2010 | Comments Off

UPDATE 11/29/10: FOURTH NIGHT! The first round of DIALECT classes begins Thursday!!! Take 2 classes – and receive dialect training FREE.

IMPROV: Mon. & Tues. Train with professional actors/producers/writers, SHOWCASE: Wed. in front of industry producers, directors, screenwriters & agents…
DIALECT: Thurs. no cost additional intensive dialect training!!

For immediate information contact: Jerry G. Angelo at 323-333-7322 or visit Fireborn Films here.

Improv & Showcase training just $50 (for both) and get the new intensive Dialect training at no additional cost!

NEW ACTORS:

This week only – Fire Born Films is sponsoring “STAGE”, inviting new actors to a free INTENSE SCENE STUDY class Wednesday night… all you have to do is come check-out Improv…Take one IMPROV class Monday or Tuesday – Get INTENSE SCENE STUDY Wednesday for FREE!

This will be in preparation for adding a new class and a 4th night, DIALECTS. Actors from STAGE are being groomed to be dangerously versatile…and it’s working…results will be published/released forthwith!

STAGE is for all actors and all people wanting to break their mold. It is open to the public.

Who: Steve Corona – one of the most versatile acting instructors in New Mexico, Fireborn Films own Jerry Angelo also comes as part of the pkg.

When:
Tonight 7pm sharp

Where:
5413 Lomas Blvd one block east of San Mateo
Albuquerque, NM 87110

More details here at www.firebornfilms.com click STAGE

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