Pace School of Performing Arts: LA Acting Experience
Committed to being a leader in bi-coastal training for actors, dancers, directors, designers, technicians, and writers, the Pace School of Performing Arts has launched the Los Angeles Intensive. This three-week, once yearly intensive is taught by leading professionals in the entertainment industry and focuses on preparing students for transferring into the Los Angeles film scene.
Guest Speakers Included: Carla Renata (The Branding Buddha), Térèse Cator (Cator Social Media), Matthew Lessall, CSA (Lessall Casting), Andrew Pelosi (Maker Studio), Judy Landis & Steven Simon (Landis-Simon Production and Talent Mgt), Mindy Sterling (Groundlings), Gary Marsh (Breakdown Services), Blair Hickey (Casting About), Larry Shapiro (Big Frame), Michael Sanford, CSA (Sanford Casting), Ferenc Laczko (SBV Talent Agency), Mark Teschner, CSA (Teschner Casting), Seth Yanklewitz, CSA (VP FOX Casting), Iris Grossman (Paradigm Agency), Tim Payne, CSA (Payne Casting), Tiffany Smith-Anoa'i (VP Diversity Communications CBS), Harry Winer (Film/TV Director), Suzanne Cryer (Actor - Silicon Valley), Sarah Rafferty (Actor - Suits), (Howard Fine Acting Studio), Nat Bernstein (Executive Producer, TV Writer), Ron Butler (Director, Writer, Actor), David Rubin (David Rubin Casting).
In addition to the Guest Speakers, students were invited to panels of industry professionals:
Kelli Porterfield (Writer/Producer - Precious, Old Cats) Dan Curry (Writer/Producer - Adult Swim, The Eric Andre Show) Chef Roy Choi (Chef/Producer - CNN's Street Food, Chef) Billy Rosenfeld (Producer - Cool People Productions) Tina Elmo (Sundance Productions, Endemol Studios)
Ben Begley (Actor - The Hungover Games, Parks and Rec) Kelly Washington (Actor - Parks and Rec, Edge of Salvation) Ari Frenkel (Actor - Charlie and Hope) Katie Adler (Actor - Better Company)
College to Career Acting
actors have agents, managers and publicists to help guide their
careers. Until now, no one has provided this guidance for actors who are
just launching their careers. College
To Career Acting (CTCA) was formed by two successful casting directors,
Wendy Kurtzman and Caroline Liem, with 35 years of collective
experience in theatre, film and television, to address the transition
from College and University BA/BFA programs into the Entertainment
Industry. CTCA works to demystify the Industry and empower young
artists by collaborating with working professionals to help students
understand and navigate the current and ever changing landscape of
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