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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:
Danner Acting Studio
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
MICHELLE DANNER VA AENSEÑAR ESTAS CLASES
EN COSTA RICA
‘The Golden Box’ Intensive Mayo 27th & Mayo 28th
Taller de audición enfrete de la cámara Mayo 26th
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‘The Golden Box’ Intensive: Mayo 27th & Mayo 28th
Dos días intensivos de análisis de guión y técnica avanzada con Michelle Danner. Descubre las respuestas a las siguientes preguntas: ¿Por qué algunas decisiones son más poderosas que otras? ¿Cómo puedes dar tu mejor interpretación? ¿Qué herramientas específicas puedes utilizar para cine, teatro y televisión? ¿Cómo se desarrolla una historia personal a partir de cero?
Aprenda cómo crear personajes dinamicos, desarrollados e interesantes en un emotivo e intenso trabajo de técnica, lectura y ejercicios corporales. Golden Box es un curso intensivo de dos días en el que aprenderá a través de una conferencia, las técnicas utilizadas en nuestro estudio de actuación.
Michelle Danner enseña una técnica que es útil para actores de diferentes niveles. Golden Box te enseñará a cómo salir de tu cabeza, y vivir el momento. Esto lo lograrán encontrando sus propias técnicas emocionales. Aprenderán a cómo tener un rango completo de emociones para expresar en el momento adecuado.
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AUDICIÓN EN FRENTE DE CAMARA: Mayo 26th
Aprende lo que los directores de casting están buscando! Incrementa tus contrataciones. Toma las clases que te ayudarán a conseguir ese personaje que tanto buscas!
Actores practicarán frente a la cámara con diferentes escenas de películas y series de televisión de diferentes géneros dramáticos. Aprende lo que los directores de castings están buscando. Estudio de escena para principiantes/intermedios/avanzados. Actores estarán preparados para trabajar en un ambiente de trabajo de escritores en el que podrán tomar riesgos a través de los instrumentos que ofrecemos en clase.
Si te gustaria recibir mas informacion acerca de nuestra escuela puedes hacer Skype: Edgemar.center.for.the.arts puedes comunicarte con nosotros al Telefono: (310) 392-0150 mandanos un correo electronico a: email@example.com.
FILMS DIRECTED BY MICHELLE DANNER
Through her production company, All in Films, Michelle has produced and directed films that have featured stars such as Norman Reedus, Lou Ferrigno, Judd Nelson, Jason Alexander, and Catherine Bell.
All in Films, LLC, is an American independent movie production company founded by director, producer and award-winning acting coach Michelle Danner. It is a full-service film & entertainment studio based in Santa Monica, California, with a mission to craft quality content across all media.
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A lovable dog named Bandit is trained to pull off bank robberies, but after a heist gone wrong he’s rescued by a single mom and her son. Shen he starts stealing cash to help his new family, Bandit sets them on a collision course with his ex-partners.
Starring CATHERINE BELL ( JAG, Bruce Almighty, Army Wives), LOU FERIGNO (The Incredible Hulk), JOE FLANIGAN (Stargate: Atlantis, 6 Bullets,The Other Sister), PAUL SORVINO (Goodfellas, Romeo + Juliet, Repo! The Genetic Opera), BLUE GREENE (The Bandit Hound, Kids in the House TV), NICHOLAS ALEXANDER (The Bandit Hound, Uncensored Hollywood), JUDD NELSON (The Breakfast Club, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Suddenly Susan), and VERNE TROYER ( Harry Potter and Sorcerer’s Stone, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember)
Sixteen-year-old Herman Howards (Garret Backstrom) makes a fateful decision. He enters his suburban school and commits a terrible act of violence. Seconds before his arrest he emails his idol, infamous journalist Lax Morales (Norman Reedus), telling him, “I want to tell my story on your show.” Haunted by his own past, Morales is forced to confront the troubled teenager, now an inmate with an uncertain future in this Michelle Danner-directed film that explores how and why tragedies like this can happen in our society.
Starring NORMAN REEDUS (The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints, Blade II), MARTHA HIGAREDA (No Manches Frida, Street Kings, Lies in Plain Sight), GARRETT BACKSTROM (The Motel Life, Hello Herman, Summer Snow), ROB ESTES (Silk Stalkings, Melrose Place, 90210), and ANDY MCPHEE (Saving Mr. Banks, Wolf Creek, Animal Kingdom).
HOW TO GO OUT ON A DATE IN QUEENS
A self-proclaimed dating expert tries to get his best friend, who lost his wife two years earlier, back into the dating scene, with disastrous results.
Starring ROB ESTES (90210, Melrose Place, Silk Stalkings), KIMBERLY WILLIAMS (According to Jim, Father of the Bride, Father of the Bride Part II), ALISON EASTWOOD (Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, Tightrope, Absolute Power), ESAI MORALES (La Bamba, NYPD Blue, Rapa Nui), RON PERLMAN (Hellboy, Hand of God, Blade II), and JASON ALEXANDER (Seinfeld, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Pretty Woman)
ABOUT MICHELLE DANNER
Michelle Danner is a world-renowned acting coach, film and stage director, author, and teacher.
It was her father, Alexander Valdez, who opened the very first William Morris Agency in Paris, France, that instilled a strong passion and work ethic in her that has stayed with her throughout her life.
Michelle has taught acting for the last 24 years and has worked with many A-List Actors privately and on set including: Chris Rock, Gerard Butler, Seth MacFarlane, Melanie Brown, Jamie Lynn Sigler, Penelope Cruz, Verne Troyer, Grant Bowler, Kate Del Castillo, Michael Pena, Isla Fisher, Common, Jennifer Grant, Salma Hayek, Chris Martin, Brian McKnight, James Franco, Marcia Cross, Christian Slater, Catherine Bell, Zooey Deschanel, Gabrielle Union, Justin Chatwin, Jennifer Coolidge, Justine Wadell, Rob Estes, Rick Fox, Henry Cavill, Michelle Rodriguez and many others.
Voted favorite acting coach by Backstage readers. She was brought in for her expert coaching on the WB show The Starlet and was featured with Andy Richter on The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien. Escuela de actuación Los Angeles
Michelle trained extensively in Paris and New York with Stella Adler and Uta Hagen. She was the Managing Director of the Larry Moss Studio since it’s inception in Los Angeles for 20 years.
She is the Founding Director of Edgemar Center for the Arts and raised $1.3 million to construct the two theaters and the art gallery at the Center. At the opening ceremony, Steven Spielberg commented, “Here we have a venue that can turn out some extremely experienced, daring and resourceful artists.” She is currently serving as Artistic Director and teaches ongoing classes at the Michelle Danner Studio, housed at Edgemar.
She teaches the Golden Box workshops in South America, Europe, Toronto, Vancouver, Dubai, New York, Sydney, and Australia. She has taught in several cities including Johannesburg, Cape Town, Istanbul, Paris, and Moscow.
Michelle has directed and acted in over thirty plays and musicals in New York and Los Angeles. Her favorite acting credits include Tennessee William’s The Rose Tattoo, which garnered LA Weekly critic’s pick and five Dramalogue awards including best actress; House of Yes, Bright Ideas, Ibsen’s Ghosts the world premiere of One White Crow. She plays the part of Alexandra in the upcoming feature film “Ovation” directed by Henry Jaglom.
She created and directed the musical “A Night at the Black Cat” which is at Edgemar. Michelle also produced and acted in the award-winning short film Dos Corazones, which premiered at the Nashville Film Festival and went on to win Best Cinematography & Audience Favorite at the Malibu Film Festival. Taller de Actuar
In 2006, she made her feature film directing debut How to go Out on a Date in Queens which was nominated and won four L.A. Film Awards including Best Director. It starred Jason Alexander, Esai Morales, Ron Perlman, Kimberly Williams, Rob Estes and Alison Eastwood. Her production company, All in Films, has several projects in the works: You’re on the Air, The Bandit Hound II, and The Will To…
Her second film Hello Herman starring Norman Reedus (AMC’s The Walking Dead), Martha Higareda, and Garrett Backstrom. The film premiered at the Hollywood Film Festival to a sold out audience and had its international premiere at the Monaco Charity Film Festival where it won the award for social relevance. It opened in June 2013 and was distributed on VOD in 100 million homes across the U.S. by Warner Brothers. Taller de Actuar
She is putting the finishing touches on her acting book, The Golden Box, which will be released this year. Her latest film, The Bandit Hound, a family comedy starring Catherine Bell, Lou Ferigno, Judd Nelson, Paul Sorvino, and Verne Troyer, was released on April 12th, 2016, and is available on VOD. Taller de Actuar
Michelle is in development for several projects and is in preproduction for a feature film – Perils of a Godsend, written by Marlon Campbell.
Work & Study Acting in Hollywood
We have both Short and Long-Term Programs available.
MICHELLE DANNER’s LOS ANGELES ACTING SCHOOL
Casting Director Workshop
A one day intensive acting class and casting director workshop
Presented by Casting Director CATHERINE STROUD, the Casting Director of London-Stroud Casting
Catherine’s past casting credits include:
London-Stroud has discovered and/or cast many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee, and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Adrian R. Mante and Megan Hilty in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yari Shahidi in The First Family.
PILOT SEASON IS HERE!
- STRONG AUDITION AND PERFORMANCE TECHNIQUES
- Script Analysis (Moment, Timing, Queue…)
- Question and Answer Feedback
Date: Sunday, March 5, 2017
Time: 12:00PM to 4:00PM
Class: Ages 12 and up
Location: Edgemar Center For the Arts, 2347 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90405
Book your place now! CLICK HERE
*This is not a job interview or audition. The presence of a Casting Director is neither a guarantee nor a promise of employment. The intent of the event is solely educational.
This Los Angeles acting school offers the following acting classes*Golden Box Master Class 2 Day Technique Analysis 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* Audition Training Classes & Workshops for film & television– You will practice in front of the camera with sides from films and TV shows ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, and all genres of dramatic writing.*Scene Study Class– Beginning/Intermediate/ Advanced-You will learn to apply our Acting technique and harness it for film and theater performance.*Improv comedy classes– Give yourself a competitive edge in the audition room, on stage, or in life?*Voice and Speech Class– We will help you free your voice from obstacles that block full expression. This is a great method to connect your body to your emotions.*DEMO REEL for actors-Need a reel or want to add to your existing Demo Reel? First impressions are everything, and it is important to have a Demo Reel that a CD, Agent or Manager.* Breaking into Hollywood the business of acting– Learn what you need to break through in your career and prepare the tools you need to succeed!* General American Accent|Dialects* Private coaching|Audition Coaching* Dialogue Coaching|On-Set Coaching* Online Coaching| Private Acting Classes* Kids acting classes and summer campsLearn Acting at one of the Best Acting Schools in Los Angeles2437 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405Phone: 310.392.0815
*Golden Box Master Class 2 Day Technique Analysis 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
* Audition Training Classes & Workshops for film & television– You will practice in front of the camera with sides from films and TV shows ranging from comedy, sitcom, romantic comedy, slapstick, and all genres of dramatic writing.
*Improv comedy classes– Give yourself a competitive edge in the audition room, on stage, or in life?
*Voice and Speech Class– We will help you free your voice from obstacles that block full expression. This is a great method to connect your body to your emotions.
*DEMO REEL for actors-Need a reel or want to add to your existing Demo Reel? First impressions are everything, and it is important to have a Demo Reel that a CD, Agent or Manager.
* Breaking into Hollywood the business of acting– Learn what you need to break through in your career and prepare the tools you need to succeed!
* General American Accent|Dialects
* Private coaching|Audition Coaching
* Dialogue Coaching|On-Set Coaching
* Online Coaching| Private Acting Classes
* Kids acting classes and summer camps
Learn Acting at one of the Best Acting Schools in Los Angeles
2437 Main Street Santa Monica, CA 90405
FOR WRITERS, DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS, AND ACTORS!
It is truly a unique learning experience which will prepare you for shooting in the real world & your further education in this field.!
Through this 12-week filmmaking classes:
Students will go through pre-production, shooting, and post to deliver a polished work. Student directors will be responsible for writing and directing The course culminates in a screening of the students’ final films, which is open to cast, crew, family, and friends. Upon the successful completion of the course, students take home a digital master tape of all their projects
The first six weeks filmmaking classes :
Students are devoted to the study of four primary elements of filmmaking: writing, directing, and editing. To apply the concepts they learn in class, students write, produce, direct, and edit two short film exercises, using HD cameras (Canon 5D).
In the second six weeks:
Each student writes, directs, shoots and edits a short film of up to 6 to 8 minute with multiple tracks of sound including ambiance, sound effects and voice over.
The course culminates in a screening of the students’ final films, which is open to cast, crew, family, and friends. Upon the successful completion of the course, students take home a digital master tape of all their projects
The 12 Week filmmaking workshop
|ACTING CLASSES LOS ANGELES|DEMO REEL WORKSHOP
The Best Of You
First impressions are everything, and it’s important to have a Demo Reel that a casting director, agent or manager can look at in 90 seconds and say, “I need to meet this actor!”
4 Week Intensive
2 Professionally produced videos
1 Minute each