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Structures and Systems

Working in the Television and Film Industry

  • 295 US dollars
  • Zoom

Service Description

OVERVIEW In this lecture / discussion series, you will learn about working in the entertainment industry and how to book jobs as an actor. Auditioning is a beautiful thing for an actor. It’s the time and place where you get to bring your best work to the casting room. It’s an opportunity. I’ve been teaching Audition Techniques classes for a while now, and I get so excited to talk about research, preparation, self-tape setups, slating, readers, eye-lines, moments before, when improvisation is appropriate, and of course, the creativity and passion you get to bring to your work. But I noticed that when you start talking about auditions, a lot of questions pop up. “Hang on, I sign in before, but do I need to sign out?” “How do I know who will be in the room? Who is the person making the casting decision?” “I’m confused…they said I was up for network approval, what does that mean?” “I don’t have an agent to negotiate my contract, so what do I do?” Actors don’t always know what they’re auditioning for or how it works or why it happens the way it does. Actors are often focused only on the job at hand…acting. But what does it mean to be pinned? Put on avail? In the mix? You’re the choice? They’ve gone in a different direction? What happens when your agent receives the deal memo? What gets negotiated in a contract? Which two parties are negotiating? What is a test? A chemistry read? A director’s work session? What’s the difference between the network and the studio? Is the showrunner and the creator of the show the same person? Do I need an agent and a manager? What is a partial series regular? Can I book a union job if I’m non-union? They want to know if I can be a local hire, can I? There are a lot of questions! And these are just the beginning. Class is a four-part lecture/discussion series on the Structures and Systems of the Film and Television Industry. We will break down the structures and systems already in place and how actors fit into the big picture. LENGTH OF CLASS 3 Hours, Once a Week, for 4 Weeks PREREQUISITE If you are a new actor to the studio, schedule a 20-minute consultation to discuss your individual needs. WHAT WILL WE DO? This class is a four-part lecture and discussion series. You will not prepare scenes, self-tape or do acting exercises. WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR? This class is for professional actors who want to know more about how to work in the entertainment industry.


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Cancellation Policy

Coaching Policies - Payment for your coaching session must be received before the scheduled session through the portal on the SOTRS website. - Coaching Sessions are non-refundable. - If you need to reschedule your coaching session, you must do so at least 12 hours prior to your scheduled session. - If you fail to give notice prior to the 12 hours, you forfeit your right to reschedule your session. - Rescheduled sessions must be scheduled within one year of the original session. - In the unlikely event that the Coach is unable to attend, the session will be rescheduled. Class Policies - Payment is due in full using the links for class registration on the SOTRS website. - All class payments are nonrefundable & non transferable within two weeks of the class start date. It is the actor’s responsibility to be committed to the class for which they have enrolled and to help ensure our small class size at the studio. - Any requests to withdraw enrollment from a class needs to be made in writing two weeks prior to the class start date. Eighty percent of your class payment will be refunded when the request to drop the class is approved two weeks prior to the start of class. - Our studio classes are in high-demand and often fill up. Because of this, we do not pro-rate for actors who begin a class and drop or miss class time due to personal conflicts. Actors are responsible for attending the full duration of a class and for making up any missed work on their own time.


Contact Details

coach@sideoftheroadstudio.com

Los Angeles, CA, USA