Actor Shaleen Bhanot with Michelle Danner, at the Michelle Danner Acting Studio in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Shaleen Bhanot, who has been noticed for his performances on television shows like ‘Do Hanson Ka Jodaa’, ‘Sangam’, ‘Grihasti’, ‘Suryaputra Karn’ and ‘Sher-e-Punjab: Maharaja Ranjit Singh’, is all set for his Hollywood debut. And, for his maiden stint in international cinema, he has got an opportunity to learn the craft from Michelle Danner, who has trained some of the most reputed actors in Hollywood. Danner’s list of students include James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Chris Rock, Chris Martin, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Michelle Rodriguez and Kate Del Castillo, among others.
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SUMMER FILM & TV ACTING INTENSIVE CONSERVATORY
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio
WELL ROUNDED CUSTOMIZED ACTING PROGRAMS
Study film acting & work in Hollywood’s film industry
Student visa sponsorship available.
Our program ranges from 1 to 12 week short term intensives
to 3 – 12 months.
The Michelle Danner Acting Studio’s philosophy is that artists can draw upon all different acting techniques and form an individual toolbox, their own Golden Box. We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. The Acting School’s acting techniques are based on Meisner, Strasberg, Adler, Hagen, Chekhov & the Stanislavsky Technique.
Students may select from our course offerings and customize their own programs for a well-rounded training.
The following are examples of classes that can be selected:
The Actor’s “Golden Box”: Two-Day Acting Technique seminar with Michelle Danner
You will accumulate a comprehensive set of “acting tools” to use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. Discover the answers to the following questions: Why are some choices more powerful than others? How does one deliver a raw unforgettable performance? What specific tools can be applied to film, television, and stage work? How does one develop a personal story from scratch?
Michelle Danner’s experience in the industry as an actor and coach of Oscar nominated actors gives her a unique insight into the world of acting!
Auditioning for Film & Television: On Camera class:
You will practice in front of the camera with sides from movies and TV shows ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, and all genres of dramatic writing.
Explores the MEISNER, STRASBERG, and STELLA ADLER acting techniques.
Breaking into Hollywood: The business of acting
The must know business aspects of launching your acting career and marketing yourself.
A scene study class is offered to beginners, intermediates & advanced students.
Actors are taught the foundations of technique through opening emotional exercises which are used to warm up the actor’s instrument and teach the tools that will be applied to their scene work. Students explore how to apply their back story to the characters they are creating by working on contemporary and classical scenes and monologues. Emphasis is placed on learning how to make the best physical, emotional, and vocal choices.
Get out of your own head through fun improvisational games and exercises. Discover characters you never knew you could play by being thrown into situations where you don’t have time to think. Become more confident in you as a performer by taking chances in a non-judgmental environment.
Voice and Speech Intensive
Have you experienced one or more of the following? People can’t hear you on stage- your voice has no power. You get emotional and your voice closes or pitches up. You have trouble connecting emotionally to material. Your stomach tightens right before you perform and you can’t breathe. Your voice is breathy-throaty-weak or high pitched. An intensive course for foreign-accented actors who need or want to sound American.
Film Script Analysis:
Analyze film scripts and work on scenes from different genres of screenplays, television, and plays. Students will learn and work through a thorough comprehension of breaking down story, characters, conflicts, and language from dramatic and comedic scripts. There will be in depth discussion of all the tools an actor applies to create their performance. The class will help to acquire the discipline to make powerful choices whether you are auditioning for a project or have booked the part.
To be considered for enrollment email to schedule a one on one interview via skype
Audition Required. One Contemporary Monologue
Please contact Alexandra Guarnieri
Phone: +1 (310) 392-0815
The Michelle Danner Acting Conservatory
Michelle Danner is an international film director & acting coach.
Her student list include James Franco, Seth MacFarlane, Salma Hayek, Henry Cavill, Zooey Deschanel, Gerard Butler, Chris Rock, Penelope Cruz, Michael Pena, Michelle Rodriguez, Kate Del Castillo and many others.
Opportunities for International Actors
The Michelle Danner Los Angeles Acting School not only provides well-rounded acting training through the acting classes that we offer, but our actors have the opportunity to build their resumes and gain IMDB credits while they study. Students in our improvisational classes have the opportunity to be part of our latest Web Series “Uncensored Hollywood”& gain IMDB credit as well as add professional reel footage. Actors also have the opportunity to audition for roles in theater and musical productions produced at the Edgemar Center for the arts, as well as Michelle Danner’s film project’s produced through her film production company, All In Films. Our yearly film festival provides students with the perfect setting to network with directors and film makers in Hollywood, to build relationships that can lead to years of work within the industry.
In addition, casting notices received from casting directors and directors outside of the acting studio are referred to our actors in our Los Angeles acting school who fit the requested roles. Below are links to the websites you should check out for more information: All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner, Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. www.allinfilms.com.For questions please contact Alexandra Guarnieri
Phone: +1 (310) 392-0815
Calling all dog lovers!
Give your pooch a chance at Stardom!
Anouncing the Bandit Hound Fan Contest as a thank you to all our loyal supporters.To enter visit The Bandit Hound Kickstarter page (
) and pledge in the $60, $200, or $350 dollar categories. Donors in these categories have the opportunity to get their pooch involved in the Bandit Hound film! All you have to do is submit the necessary info and photos of you dog, and you will be entered in our contest! Check out the prizes and details below!
A lovable dog, Bandit, is trained to pull off bank robberies, but after a heist gone wrong he’s rescued by a single mom and her son.
The Bandit Hound is a funny and heartwarming tale about a lovable little dog, Bandit, who is taught to rob banks by a dog whisperer gone awry. When Bandit’s trainer is almost captured by the police, he leaves Bandit behind in order to save his own skin. Bandit is sent to the pound where he is adopted by a young boy, Owen, and his recently unemployed and widowed mom. As the friendship between young Owen and Bandit grows, the former nefarious trainer suddenly reappears and tries to steal Bandit back. What follows is a hilarious and heroic adventure, with lots of cute kids, delightful dogs, romance and fun!
Labrador –$200 category
Backers at this level may submit a 10 second video of their dog and we will have it featured as part of our “Bandit Hound Dog Lover” video clips portfolio on our website.
Golden Retriever — $350 category
Backers at this level may submit a picture of their dog and we will have it featured in a dog photo collage appearing in the movie.
This could be a poster in Owen’s room or in Lilly’s room or at the dog pound – we won’t say how many pictures we are putting in the collage so you could put 50 photos in a poster easily or more
All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner & Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary.
To look at the prizes please click below:
The Bandit Hound. A new family film comedy.
THE BANDIT HOUND:
Directed by Michelle Danner. Produced by All In Films.
INDIEGOGO PROJECT IS UNDERWAY
Manny’s a canine-whispering bank robber with an odd partner in crime: his smart, eager, mixed-breed dog, Bandit. A fake bomb and a note is all this furry thief needs to pull off heist after heist. But when the police catch up with Manny and his dim-witted heavy William, Bandit stalls the cops just long enough for his master to get away. Unfortunately, that buys Bandit a one-way ticket to the pound. Months later, ten-year-old Owen and his mother Joanne decide to adopt a dog from the local rescue center. Joanne relocated them from the Midwest to the affluent beach community of Santa Monica, California after her husband’s recent death, and feels a dog will help Owen adjust to the tough changes. And Owen instantly falls in love with this scruffy, nameless pooch. But when Joanne loses her job, the adopted dog starts bringing home money. Lots of money. It’s Bandit, trying to do what he does best to make his new family happy.
Owen thinks he’s got the best dog ever, and that they were meant to be together. He starts using the cash Bandit brings home not only to help his mom, but to buy popularity in the neighborhood and win the heart of Susan, his adorable new friend from the other side of the tracks. But after a mysterious armored car robbery makes the news, Manny realizes Bandit is back in business. And he’ll do anything to see his four-footed goldmine returned, even if it means Owen and Joanne have to go. Hilarious, heartwarming and with a dash of thrills, THE BANDIT HOUND is a touching family tale about the choices and sacrifices we make for the ones we love. THE BANDIT HOUND is a family movie that is for both kids and adults. There will be several cameos for dogs. All In Films auditioned over thirty dogs and found the perfect “Bandit” and his love interest “Lula”. “Bandit” has the just right mix of mischievousness and humanity and “Lula” is adorable. The adults are not the only ones to find love, so do the kids and dogs. The actors will create three dimensional characters that will lead to a colorful movie. It’s a family movie with a great story to tell and great demographic for everyone
Michelle Danner directs. “The Bandit Hound” is her third feature film. In 2006, she made her feature film-directing debut with “How to Go Out on a Date in Queens,” which won four LA Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes, and Alison Eastwood. After being theatrically released ,it’s now available everywhere on video and also aired nationwide on the Sunday Night Movie of the Week (ABC-TV), Memorial Day weekend 2008.
Michelle Danner’s most recent directorial effort, “Hello Herman, ” written by John Buffalo Mailer, stars Norman Reedus from “The Walking Dead” and “Boondock Saints” and Marta Higareda. The movie premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival winning the award for socially relevant film. The film opened on June 7, 2013 nationwide with simultaneous availability on VOD in 100 million homes. The trailer for “Hello Herman” can be viewed at www.allinfilms.com. Her production company, All in Films, have several film projects in development, including “You’re on the Air,” and “The Will To.” Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. She is the founding and artistic director of Edgemar Center for the Arts (www.edgemarcenter.org), a two-theatre and art gallery complex in Santa Monica, California.
All In Films is an independent film production company. At the helm are Michelle Danner &Alexandra Guarnieri. The mission of All In Films is to produce high-quality, independent movies geared to entertain & spark social commentary. Its most recent project, “Hello Herman,” is a compelling drama about a tragic Columbine-esque school shooting and its devastating effects.