Meet fellow factors working in LA.
These professionals have been in your shoes and offer invaluable advice, insight and mentorship. Hear how they started and transitioned to Los Angeles and broke through into the very competitive market.
Steven Memel . Vocal Technique Performance Coach . US dialect
Steven is the vocal coach to Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Drew Barrymore and Jesse McCartney. The voice is the most critical tool as an actor so learns how to use it properly. Steven teaches full integration of vocal technique and performance skills, through his inspired system, The Science of Switching On. This is the first of its kind, results oriented, highly effective system that empowers the artist and their most important tool: their voice.
AN EVENING WITH A PRODUCER
Meet with a Top Hollywood Producer or executive.
Speak to the person at the top of their game. Find out just what's required to break in, what they look for in talent and what is currently hot in Hollywood. Enjoy this meeting in an intimate environment, where you will have the opportunity to be seen and engage directly.
MARGIE HABER STUDIO
Zak Barnett . Margie Haber Studio instructor.
Study the foundation to Margie's technique with Zak on how to land the audition that can change your life. Understand the fundamentals of Margie Haber's actors philosophy and start living the life of the actor that books auditions! Work through scenes with Zak, gaining deeper understanding of text, scene breakdowns, emotional connection and taking direction.
SHOWCASE WITH A TOP US TALENT AGENT
Neil Bagg . Talent Agent at Buchwald and Associates.
Meet and work with Neil Bagg. This is an opportunity most actors would die for. Honest and immediate feedback from a superstar agent. You perform a monologue of your choice for Neil, as well as having your own work critiqued, watch your fellow actors and learn from them too! This is an incredible evening with amazing results.
MARGIE HABER STUDIO
John Rushing . Margie Haber Studio Instructor
Dive further into the Haber Philosophy. Learn that the relationship is more important than the story. John teaches emotional connection and realism. No faking here!
Prominent US Casting Director:
Showcase and get great feedback and direction from a busy and prominent Hollywood Casting Director. This is an excellent opportunity to use Margie's philosophy of Live the Life. This is what you're here for, to be seen and have direct feedback from an active industry player!
EVENING WITH A SPECIAL INDUSTRY GUEST (TBA)
Here we have a special industry guest visit us at the house. This person is at the top of their game and this is your opportunity to 'pick their brains' about how they got started along with tips and tricks for staying in the game. This relaxed setting, is such a wonderful way to demystify
the industry and ask all those question you've been longing to ask!
Previous guests have included:
Eva Mendes . Actress: We Own the Night, Hitch
Mark Steven Johnson . Writer/Director: Ghostrider, Simon Birch, Grumpy Old Men, Dare Devil.
Wes Bently . Actor: American Beauty, The Hunger Games
Jason Gaan . Writer/Actor/Producer: Wilfred, Rats and Cats
Matt Le Nevez . Actor: Off Spring, Marking Time, Peaches
Get out of your head and have some fun with Tim Bagley (Austin Powers) and/or Phyllis Katz (co-founder of the famous Groundlings) Improvisation teacher.
An incredible day of learning the invaluable tool of improv. Improv is a must for all actors as every actor will be required at one time or another to 'jump out of their box.'
LIFE COACHING/NETWORKING SESSION
Dave Blomsterberg . Life Coach.
Work with Dave to learn the life tools needed to be a confident 'working actor'. Learn how to achieve your personal best and achieve your dreams! Dave has made a career of transforming peoples' lives. He turns their obstacles into opportunities, teaches them to reach for great heights and creates a plan of action that rapidly generates happiness you never dreamed possible. Dave works with you on the fine art of 'networking' and how to 'work a room'. He will prepare you for the networking party later that night giving you even more skills so you will shine at the networking event, with confidence and charisma!
Stylist to the Stars . Stephanie Powers
Stephanie Powers is a breakout wardrobe stylist taking over the LA fashion scene and beyond.
THE NETWORKING PARTY
Thrown in your honour, this is your time to shine, work the room and make some serious contacts! We introduce you to directors, producers, casting agents, managers, talent agents and to fellow actors: you do the rest! Plenty of our past participants have caught the eyes of our invited industry guests, and have gone onto great working relationships. Plus itfs loads of fun!
COMMERCIAL AGENT SHOWCASE
Tim Powell, Commercial agent
Tim delivers real-world expertise in blending the often]disparate worlds of art, craft and commerce that enable actors to make acting their career, and with the innovative approach of the amazing Margie Haber Technique promises to bring a new paradigm to the approach to commercial material.
INTERNATIONAL VISA INFORMATION SESSION
Paloma Bilson, of The Protea Group, talks you through all of the ins and out of obtaining a visa to live and work in the US and tax advice. It's a tricky business navigating all of the rules and regulations. Have a session with this International expert and find out just what you need to do to obtain the right visa for your particular interest if the US may be in your future plans.
MAKE UP/MAKE OVER SESSION: (Upon availability)
Meet with our make up artist, giving you loads of tips and tricks to make you look and feel better. Guys don't despair - it's not just about the make up . itfs about general appearance and taking care of yourself and making sure you are polished in the right way at auditions.
MARGIE HABER DAY
Learn from the famous acting guru herself! In this extensive class you'll work with internationally renowned Margie Haber. Get a taste of her famous Haber Phrase Technique used by stars such as Halle Berry, Brad Pitt, Heather Locklear and Kelly Preston. No more memorizing! MHS is a place where actors stop thinking and start reacting. Actors get rid of 'class-itis' - trying to impress rather than express. Although audition techniques are an important part of this program Margie Haber techniques taught at the studio are applicable when actors actually get the job, whether it be film, television, or commercials. We teach so much more than how to get the part. Margie teaches actors to believe, 'I am this person living this life.' Trust your work, and stay in the moment.
DAY 7 & DAY 8
OPTIONAL DAYS OR RECREATIONAL DAYS: These services are optional and not included in the overall fee, but they are a great chance to get your whole package together.