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Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them!

Guess what?!?

Producer/Casting Director
Joey Paul Jensenand
L.A. ManagerMitchell Gossettalong with agents fromKim Dawson Agency, theCampbell Agency, and
Landrum Artswill be at the studio for a seminar onJuly 28th - 29th!!! Talk about a jam packed amazing opportunity!!

Don't miss your chance to shine in front of these fantastic industry guests! MORE ON JOEY PAUL BELOW...


Check outMALLORY MAHONEY'Snew character on Disney's Season 3 of "Bunk'd"! Isn't she adorable?!


NOAH COTRELL'Smovie with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, "Skyscraper" is getting closer! It will be in theatersJuly 13th! Noah booked this movie through his Dallas Agent, Dee Ann Vernon, with the Kim Dawson Agency! Check it out online atwww.skyscrapermovie.com!

JOEY PAUL JENSEN, CSA


President of JP Casting
President of Omnia Entertainment
Member of The Casting Society Of America

Joey Paul Jensenis an award winning Casting Director, Movie Producer, Acting Coach, Motivational Speaker, and Peak Performance coach. She has been a driving force working with talent in Hollywood for over 20 years.

Joey has appeared as a speaker on Dr. Phil, E Entertainment, TLC Network, Access Hollywood, and The Biography Channel as an expert on self image, acting and pursuing show business.

Joey is an American entrepreneur. She is president of Omnia Entertainment, part of Omnia Global with offices in Switzerland and Los Angeles. She is also the president of JP Casting, a movie and television casting company in Hollywood for over 20 years.

Joeyjust completed the movie ORPHAN HORSE staring Jon Voight. Most notably, Joey co-produced and cast, the award winning SONY release of "Soul Surfer".It is the famous story about how Bethany Hamilton overcame the struggle of losing her arm to a great white shark. Joey received the prestigious Artios Award for Casting Disney Channel's "That's So Raven" along with 12 other nominations which also includes the movie "Soul Surfer". JP Casting is a casting company with over 70 feature film credits and more than 16 television series.

Since 1994, Joey has cast live action and animated movies and series for Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Discovery Kids, Hallmark, Fox, CBS, ABC, PBS, Lifetime, Syfy, Universal, and Sony.

Joey is an inspiring and energetic speaker working with kids/teens and professionals about their impact on others, social and emotional awareness, and what motivates our behavior!What is driving us? Joey likes to make small thinkers or big thinkers into even greater thinkers and inspire them to grow in exciting and creative ways.
She is a graduate from Disney's own California Institute of The Arts and has taught there as well. Joey's links are:



Mitchell Gossett is one of the best teachers we bring to the studio as well as the person who has a long list of stars he has made (Like Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Lawrence, He was Demi Lovato's first L.A. agent, Matt McCann,Bryce Gheisar and so many more. He is coming along side of Joey. It will be a great workshop. I am so looking forward to it.

REGISTRATION IS THISSUNDAY, JULY 24 AT 1PM!!!!


SEMINAR DETAILS: Yep! We are changing this up this time. Change is good!

SATURDAY, July 28th- Joey Paul Jensen/Mitchell Gossett/Kim Dawson/ Campbell/Landrum Arts Seminar$255.
9am - 12pm-AC students and Young Film students
1:15pm - 4:15pm- Middle School & High School Masters
4:15pm - 7:15pm- High School Masters (16 & Up)
SUNDAY, July 29th-
Joey Paul Jensen/Mitchell Gossett/Kim Dawson/Campbell/Landrum Arts Seminar $255
9am- 12 Middle SchoolMasters
1-4 Film Students and some Masters
4pm - 7pm- Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2, & Adults


PICK OUT SCRIPTS DATE FOR JOEY PAUL JENSON SEMINAR
MONDAY, JULY 9thor you can email me atCathysully2@gmail.comand let me know what scene you would like to do. Keep it to 3-4 pages tops and only 2 pages if it has several monologues in it.

2-4pm-Film & Master Students
4-5pm-AC Students
5-7pm-Film &Master Students


* IF YOU CANNOT COME TO PICK OUT SCRIPTS**
If you have a script that you would like to use from class that you have starred, please email it tocathysully2@gmail.comfor approval.
If you email your requests for a script & It's approved, you will not have to come to the pick out script day.


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a CURRENT STUDENT attending class to participate in seminars AND you must have completed AC 1, AC 2 & or Film 1 & Film 2 or Film 1 & Film 3. (As long as you have completed or are in the process of completing 2 series classes).

Note: Make sure you have a photo on file with us at the front desk. Cathryn doesn't always know your child by name.
***QUESTIONS ABOUT THE MASTER INTENSIVE HIGHTAIL OPTION ***

Q.What is the Hightail option?
A.This is an add-on to the class. All scenes will be filmed during class and delivered to you via email through Hightail.


Q.What format will the files be delivered in?
A.The scenes are filmed in a 4k .mp4 format. These files are compatible with both Mac and PC.

Q.How do I edit these files?
A. You can use iMovie, Windows Movie Maker or similar editing software to edit the scenes to your liking.

Q.What if I don't know how to edit?
A.We encourage you to reach out to your friends or fellow students for help with editing. Alternatively, if you are in need of a professional editor, you can contact Alex Gay. Alex offers services such as basic editing, color correcting, audio remastering and more.You can contact Alex directly at:tapings@alexgay.com.

Q.How long will it take to receive the clips after the class is complete?
A. You will receive your scenes within 10 business days after the class has ended.

Q.What do I use the clips for?
A.
You can use them as a demo reel, send them to your agent to highlight your growth as an actor, or upload them to social media.
This is a great marketing tool for you!!!!

Cathryn would like toencourageyou to cater your edit for different audiences. For example, you would send a different version to your agent from the version you would put on Instagram. Make sure it is interesting to your viewer. Instagram clips can only be 1-minute long. Always remember attention spans and time limits when sending to your agent or uploading to YouTube as well! Keep it at 2-4 minutes!AGENTS HAVE BEEN TELLING US to keep it between 1-minute and 1-minute 30-seconds. Find the dynamic sections that truly showcase your talent. Always put your best foot forward!


Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan



BOOKINGS! BOOKINGS! BOOKINGS! BOOKINGS!
Logan Thevenotbooked an Indie FilmBlack Easter Resurrection.

Jaren Lewisonbooked "90 Feet from Home" (independent movie) will film in the fall.

Eshan Inander
booked a Fed Ex commercial.

Keegan Lassiterbooked a SAG Dodge Ram commercial. Shot in Austin four days!

JT Nealis goingto be a series regular on a new fox single cam with
Lake Bell, Dax Shepard, and Ed Begley JR. It was written by Elizabeth Meriwether who created New Girl! It's called "Bless This Mess".

Paulet Del Castillo- booked a Haverty's commercial.

Ella Gonzales- booked a Hexbug commercial.

Belle Shousebooked the lead of a huge Facebook series opposite Catherine Zeta Jones!

Annie Breitlingbooked an American heart commercial too! #AdultClass

Claire CapekandEmma Lou Cunninghambooked a short film called "Mother's Day".

Several of my students booked Gaylord Hotel social media videos
Camila Carreon,Logan Kim, andChristina Denson.

Koda BurdettebookedHexbug.

The following students booked the Academy Back to School National SAG commercial
Jake Scarbrough principal
Extras:
Edison Grant
Kamden Beauchamp
Marcus Johnson
Ava Reno

Estefania Rosasbooked aneducational video - Catholic Church / Schools.


Guess what?!
Registration for Howard Melzter is Saturday, May 26th at 1pm!

Howard Meltzer, one of the busiest kids casting directors in LA, is comingJune 23-24for a workshop!Howard is an award-winning veteran casting director who is known for hit shows he has cast like "Hannah Montana" & "Lab Rats" & many more.We're sooooo excited that Howard can find the time to come to Dallas. Howard has a way of educating the students and parents about auditioning with constructive notes in a kind and loving manner.

Howard also always does the most wonderful parent meeting before the seminar. He provides invaluable information. There is more detail on his lesson plan down below.

There is also a few classes that are open this Summer. We took the waiting list from June and added some classes in July based on those, but now- we have some spots open because of Vacations planned. Take a look at the classes that say "Open" down below. There are a few classes that
Cody Linley is teaching with Carly Studer...both coming in from L.A., -One Middle School Master Intensive and New Classes added with Caleb Pierce, who was on Grey's anatomy and Big Bang Theory this year - both as GUEST-STARRING ROLES! We just added a new Film 2/Film 4 in July as well since both Film 2/Film 4's are full and closed.

There are so many Cathryn Sullivan students coming out in Movies or ON T.V. on shows right now or coming out this summer!! Please go support them all!

Here are a few:
NOAH COTTRELL: Noah plays the son of Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) in "SKYSCRAPER" . It will be coming to theatersJULY 13. Noah has had the time of his life. He was on set in Canada for 4 months, has been doing reshoots and ADR in L.A. this month! (Noah has been a student at the studio for about 4 years & still is, and is repped by Kim Dawson Agency. Dee Ann Vernon negotiated). this cool deal that everyone wanted!
See the cool trailer here:

DEBBY RYANhas a movie out in theater right now called "LIFE OF THE PARTY" with Melissa McCarthy.(Debby's manager is the cool Michael Hepburn. Debbie is right beside Melissa in this trailer).



LOGAN MILLER(former Master teacher/Master student of Cathryn's/ and Is repped by Jennifer Patredis at Innovative)has a really good part in "LOVE, SIMON". It has been in theaters all month and is still in some theaters for now:


BRYCE CASS & ANNIE WINTERS both have recurring roles on "13 REASONS WHY (2nd season)", which is trending right now and a very popular series on NETFLIX! They both have probably the coolest characters of the show this season! Annie has a pivotal role in this series. Bryce has an extremely cool character and is a Premiere student/Master Aide at the studio & has taken from me for about 12 years!
Here is a scene of Bryce's fiesty character (Cyrus) from one of the episodes of "13 Reasons Why" (Season 2): Bryce is in 12 out of the 13 episodes! (I personally have only gotten through till episode 9 and LOOOVE it!)
Bryce is repped by Coast and his manager is Trevor at Anonymous.Annie Winters is repped by
Here is the trailer to it for season 2:


Below is fan art drawn by someone in France for Bryce Cass's Character. Anne Winters won an Daytime Emmy for her show "Zac & Mia", but she is also in "13 Reasons Why". She is busy!



MALLORY MAHONEY (CS Premiere Student who is even coming back to class this summer during hiatus) is a Regular on the newest season of "BUNK'D" scheduled to come out on Disney onJune 18th!

Mallory Mahoney & I (Mallory is a regular in the upcoming "Bunk'd" Season 3 coming out on DISNEYJune 18th).
Mallory is repped by Jennifer Patredis at Innovative.
Mallory was found by Dee Ann Vernon at Kim Dawson agency & co-reps Mallory.


Both KENNEDY HERMANSEN & SHELBY SURDAM (both Premiere Students) can be found (as one of the 5 leads) on "SKAM" , A Facebook Watch Series they film in Austin.
You can find them at:

Kennedy is repped by Mitchell Gossett (as a manager) and CESD/ & Dawson & Shelby is repped by Kim Dawson Agency. Both girls are KD kids.

If you weren't made to "Fall in Line", then Pro Master StudentDEMI LOVATO's new song that came out this week (along with a cool video) is for YOU! I am so proud of her work. I think Demi's acting in all of her videos are far superior to almost every other singing artists in the music world.
Check out her new video with Cristina Aguiler "Fall In Line". The new music video just came out yesterday and it already has over 2 million 500,000 views!:


(I had Demi and her sister, Dallas for almost six years and they were both in the Pro Master Class, the only class that remained in my living room over many years. Her Momma recently did a Parent Seminar for the studio in March when her book came out. The book is called "Falling With Wings" by Dianna de la Garza and Dianna has written a lot aboutmein the book. #SoProudandHonored ).

One of our AC students has a recurring role on Season 3 of "QUEEN OF THE SOUTH". CAMILLA CARREON has been a recur on that show for 3 seasons. The new season just came out this week.

I have to brag a bit about Alex Alford/Zak Denley's film they made, especially since he started back in the day with Director Class here at the Studio. The directors, the stars, even the adults in this film are Cathryn Sullivan Students and they keep winning awards at various film festivals.
The latest win was at The Nashville Film Festival where they won the Young Filmmaker's Grand Jury Prize at Nashville Film Festivalwhich included $20,000. scholarship.
Zak Denly & Alex Alford (Premiere Student) are the co-directors of the film "Hitchiker's Guide to Suburbia". Trevor Douglas, Alexandria Bryant are leads in the film and Lauren Stephenson is also in the film.
All of the above students are with Kim Dawson.


Well, it's time for YOU to make some things happen too!
You can Start by getting serious about the craft of acting this summer. It's never too late to become more dedicated!

We are about to have a wonderful summer and don't forget to sign up for the Howard Meltzer workshopthis Saturdayat 1pm! There are also a few classes that are not full that you can take advantage of.

Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan

According to an L.A city law that has been enforced recently, we are not allowed to cite ANY T.V. show that Howard is working on right now. You can see his full resume at
SATURDAY, JUNE 23rd, 2018
9am - 12pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -AC & Young Film
1pm - 4pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5
4pm - 7pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2, & Adults

SUNDAY, JUNE 24rd, 2018
10am - 1pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -Middle School Masters
2pm - 5pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -High School Masters (14-16 yrs)
5pm - 8pm- Howard Meltzer Seminar -Premiere &High School Masters (16 & Up)
NOTE: Once you request the seminar, we will manually go through and qualify the first 21 students per seminar, and charge your card on file. If you card declines, we move on to the next student who qualifies, and you will lose your spot in line (PLEASE make sure your card is up to date).

Once you have been charged, we will send you a confirmation from the4classreg@gmail.comemail address. The auto-generated "request" confirmation is NOT an official confirmation. The official confirmation will come from4classreg@gmail.com.
Howard Meltzer
Lesson Plan - Children & Young Adults

Introduction to Howard's background as a Casting Director:

* Howard Meltzer has received a B.A. in Drama/Theater from Queens College (City University of New York). After graduating, Howard worked on the casting of over fifty Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theater stage productions. He has cast dozens of television series, pilots, and TV movies.

Overview of audition preparation techniques.

Understanding the differences of a single-cam comedy, multi-cam comedy, drama, or film audition.

Having a better understanding of the audition process and what is expected:
* Pre-reads
* Producer sessions
* Self-tapes
* Network tests

Analyzing a role:
* Breakdown analysis
* Sides analysis
* Script analysis

What it is the definition of "self-direct"?

Techniques in preparing for a Guest Star, Co-Star, and Series Regular audition.

Discussion of industry trends, and understanding the Los Angeles market.

Working on sides from previous projects Howard has cast.

Questions and Answers with parents and talent. Please prepare your questions in advance.

Written evaluations to be given to the parents at the conclusion of the workshop.

GOAL:
Howard's goal is to educate the talent and teach them the best practices to have a great audition. Howard feels it's primarily about preparation. Don't try to "get the role" - just do good work.
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CLASSES THIS SUMMER: THERE ARE A FEW OPEN CLASSES STILL. WE ADDED A FEW CLASSES INCLUDING A MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER INTENSIVE IN JULY. CHECK THE OPEN'S OUT BELOW IF YOU WANT A CLASS WITH US THIS SUMMER!

1 - Master Intensive (PG-13 - R-Rated) (5 Days -14 Students)June 4th5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 2018 -2:30 - 7:30- Location Shoots on Thursday - $635 *FULL/CLOSED
Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 & New Mater 2) -June 4th - 8th-10am-1pm- 5 days - $389FULL/CLOSED
Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan -June 5th - 8th-10am - 1pm4 days - $359FULL/CLOSED
Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan -June 5th - 8th-2pm - 6pm4 days - $359.FULL/CLOSED
1.5 - Master Intensive (PG-13 - R-Rated) (5 Days -14 Students)June 11th12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 2018 -9:00am - 1:30pm, - Location Shoots on Thursday - $635
FULL/CLOSED
2 - Middle School Masters Intensive (5 Days -14 Students)June 11th12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 2018 -2:30 - 7:30- Location Shoots on Thursday - $635FULL/CLOSED
Film 2 / Film 4 Combo Class with Lisandra and Jacob (1 credit - 5 days) June 11 -June 15th, 2018 - 10am - 1pm- Cathryn Sullivan will be present on shoot day,Thursday 6/14/18) - $389.
FULL/CLOSED
Disney Review for MASTER STUDENTS (2 days - 6 hours)June 18th - 19th, 2018- (2pm - 5pm) - $175.FULL/CLOSED
Understanding Disney for AC & FILM STUDENTS (2 days - 6 hours)June 18th - 19th, 2018- (10am - 1pm) - $175.FULL/CLOSED
AC 1 & AC 2 Combo with Lisandra Ortega (4 days - 1 credit)June 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 2018 -10:45am - 12:15pm$235.FULL/CLOSED
OPEN!Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2 Combo with Lisandra Ortega (4 days - 1 credit)June 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd -9:30am - 10:30am- $199. Open!
Film Making Bootcamp (Script to Screen & Everything In Between)June 26th & June 27th 11am-4pm,June 28th 11am - 3pm, Shoot days onJune 29th & June 30th 10am-6pmor longer TBD - $1100.
FULL/CLOSED
3 - Master Intensive (PG-13 - R-Rated) (4 Days -14 Students)July 10th11th, 12th, 13th, 2018 -2:15pm - 8pm- 1 day possible location shoots - $635FULL/CLOSED
OPEN!4 - Middle School Master Intensive (5 Days -14 Students)July 10th11th, 12th, 13th -9:30AM - 1PM&SATURDAY, the 14th9:30am - 5:30pm(with an add-on lunch available for Saturday)- 1 day possible location shoots - $635. Open!
Film 2 / Film 4 Combo Class with Lisandra and Jacob (1 credit - 4 days)July 10th-
July 13th, 2018 - 9:30am - 1pm- Cathryn Sullivan will be present on shoot day,Thursday 7/12/18) - $389FULL/CLOSED
OPEN!AC Improv (Ages 6-9) with Lisandra - July 16th -July 17th, 2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am- $58 OPEN!
OPEN!NEW CLASS! Film 2 / Film 4 Combo Class with Lisandra and Lydia (1 credit - 5 days)July 16th - 19th4:15pm - 7pmAND Friday, July 20th, 12pm - 4pm - Cathryn Sullivan will be present on shoot day,Thursday 7/19/18- $389 OPEN!
OPEN!
Improv Skill Development with Cody Linley (ages 9-12) 3 Days -July 16th,July 17th,July 18th, 2018 - 4pm - 6:30pm$199 Open!
Mixed Levels (1 credit, 4 days - Includes F5, 6, NM1 & NM2)July 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 201812pm - 4:15pm- $389.FULL/CLOSED
OPEN!One Man Show with Cody Linley - Ages 14 &up - Masters Only -July 16th,July 17th,July 18th 10am-3:30pmand Performance onSaturday, July 21st - 5pm-7pm- *Lunch Included with add on option - $599.99
This is such a great class! BE daring! Take it!It will grow you as an actor!
OPEN!Casting from an Actor's Perspective with Cody Linley (Film & Master Students) -July 19th, 20th, 2018 -5pm - 7pm- $99ONLY 2 SPOTS LEFT!
*One of the most popular classes Cody teaches
OPEN!Elite Acting Academy Intensive with Cody Linley - Masters Only - PG-13 - Lunch Included with add on option*** - $449.99 Open!
OPEN!Film 1 with Ben Sullivan -July 20th 5pm - 7pm-July 21st - 22nd, 20189am - 1pm- $359
OPEN!
Film 3 with Ben Sullivan -July 20th 7pm - 9pm-July 21st - 22nd, 20182pm - 6pm- $359
Mixed Levels & Masters (Film 5, Film 6, New Masters 1, New Masters 2) -July 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2018 -10am - 2:45pm- 3 days + Lunch included with add on option* - $389
FULL/CLOSED
OPEN! Advanced Character Development with Cody Linley - Middle School Masters -July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2018 -10am - 2pm- $299.99.
OPEN!
Long Form (Harold) Improv Workshop with Cody Linley -July 23rd, 24th, 25th, 2018 -2:30pm - 5:30pm- $225 Open!
5 - Master Intensive (PG-13 - R-Rated) (4 Days -14 Students)August 1st, 2nd, 3rd2:30pm - 8:30pm&SATURDAY, the 4th2pm - 6:30- 1 day possible location shoots - $635
FULL/CLOSED
AC 3, 4, 5, 6, and up - 4 days includes snacks -August 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 2018 -10am - 1pm- $3591 SPOT OPEN!
OPEN! NEW CLASS!Mixed Levels with Caleb Pierce (1 credit, 5 days - Includes F5, 6, NM1 & NM2) -August 6th - 10th, 2018-10am - 1pm- $389

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BOOKINGS!
Below are the bookings that both Kim Dawson agency & I share:
April
Maya Delgado - FORD SAG commercial
Brody & Matthew Budman ONE HAND CLAPPING indie film
Cooper Carter ONE HAND CLAPPING indie film
Ryder Burdette - Featured Extra Toyota Industrial SAG
Kyra Norris - SINCLAIR OIL commercial
Brian Dean - HOME DEPOT commercial SAG
Gigi & Jagger Haynes BRANDSTAND industrial
Chase Thevenot - MURDER MADE ME FAMOUS
Edison Grant - KONNECT LIFE CHURCH video - on going
Mohana - I AM FRANKIE season 2 Nickelodeon
MAY
Camila Carreon - Queen of the South multiple episodes
Olivia Weathersbee - BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE commercial
Hannah Wimbrey - SHOE CARNIVAL commercial SAG
Hannah Wimbrey - HOME DEPOT commercial SAG
Edison Grant - Pizza Hut commercial
Finn Plunkert - Lake Point Church Videos
Joshua Gage - HEXBUG commercial
Koda Burdette - HEXBUG commercial
June
Ella Gonzales - HEXBUG commercial
Logan Thevenot - Black Easter Resurrection Indie film
CAMPBELL AGENCY & I SHARE THESE CLIENTS:
LIBBY LESTER booked and shot a SAG industrial for HOME DEPOT
EMILY HOLDER booked and shot a SCANDEL MADE ME FAMOUS
KYLER BECK booked the lead role and is shooting "THE ADVENTURES OF JURASSIC PET: Chapter 1"
LILA & OLIVIA DILDY shot a commercial for BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE
RYAN GRAVES has a callback on a SAG Film right now.


 Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them! 

 

What a fabulous, wonderful session we have had! We have enjoyed this session so much & are so invigorated by the creativity & growth that has been happening at our studio already in 2018!

All of the hard work of my students this session was reflected by how amazing the students performed during the Big Workshop a few weeks ago with
 Rich Delia/Jennifer Patredis/Michael Hepburn & Brandi George.  I was so proud of how wonderful my students performed and how well they took the direction. 

SUCH A COMPLIMENT TO THE STUDIO!
When  Rich Delia , who is probably the busiest casting director in the industry left for the airport on Sunday night after watching my students' work all weekend, he said "Your studio & students were so inspiring!   Thank you!"  I was so honored... TO BE THANKED BY THIS MAN FOR WATCHING MY STUDENTS & HELPING US WITH NOTES?!" I couldn't believe what I was hearing!  I was so touched!  Also, when speaking about one of my Premiere girls, he said  " Oh, THAT girl might get her first movie and win an Oscar with it. She's THAT good !"  
I literally thought I was living a dream right then!  (Squel!)   

THANK YOU, STUDENTS & PARENTS! --So THANK YOU, Students for believing in yourselves, working hard & being able to come through with flying colors when it mattered! 
I was super proud of you guys! 
Thank you, Parents too -for:  
1) Believing in your Actor/Actress  & 2) For Helping support & make the best scenario  for your child so that they are able to learn from the Best of the Best! 
It takes a solid team to make a successful Actor and with the wonderful agents here in town and L.A., You as Parents who want to do what best for your dreamer/Actor, and US at the studio making sure they are growing as artists- With all of us, We have put together a solid & Successful DREAM TEAM! I look forward to many more success stories this year.

Said one email I got from a Mom "
It never ceases to amaze me, the truly exceptional opportunities you offer your students to learn from the very best in the industry - right here at their home studio! What an incredible blessing to work with such esteemed industry guests. 
My daughter would not have the chance to meet and work with Rich, Michael, Jennifer and Brandi  anywhere else - and to think she had the benefit of their experience, knowledge and expertise all in one day -- WOW! We are so grateful for your generosity, and dedication to your students and their families. Thanks again for an amazing day!"

Michael Hepburn (far left) is one of my favorite managers in L.A. He has made stars out of some of my fav students including Thomas Mann, Debby Ryan and Bryce Gheisar. 
Dee Ann Vernon (next to he and me) is the Director of Kids, Teens and Young Adult Talent at the Kim Dawson Agency. We work closely together to raise stars. We are kind of the Mommies of the Stars. Not pictured is Diana Dyer from the Campbell Agency. I love that agency so much. Elle Jerrier is the latest booking on a movie that we both share. Diana is on the other side of Michael & the photographer didn't get her. :(  Next to me on the other side is Jennifer Patredis, who is an L.A. agent. She started out at the Kim Dawson agency, was invited to work at C.E.S.D. and then, was stolen by another agency because she is THAT good! Rich Delia Rich Delia's resume' (at the end of the table) is  probably one of the busiest Casting directors in the world. He was one of the most elegant, helpful, kind industry guests we have ever had. He said our studio and my students were "inspiring"! 


OUR EXCITING SUMMER SCHEDULE! It's going to be the best Summer ever! We have some of your favorites with some upgraded factors, AND we also have a Brand NEW class that is going to be awesome!
Registration will be this Sunday, April 29th at 1:30pm. 
(Mark your calendars!)

WE UPGRADED THE "CUSTOMIZED MASTER INTENSIVE CLASSES" & Made them with longer hours and Add-ons!

Yes! I have added an  extra 3-4 hours  to the Master Intensives with only a $10. dollar amount, so that we can incorporate exercises that help my students with creativity, and to where we can also get at least two scenes finished with work on  close-ups during this exciting session! It will be customized so that each student can work on the types of characters and genre they are going out for or what they need to work on as an actor to grow. 

Also, All Master Intensives will be divided by age so that the younger ones are offered a class that is age-appropriate & the older students can explore the kind of scripts that are expected of them in an environment where they don't have to worry about young ears. 

We also have some exciting Add-ons that will be available if you take the Customized Master Intensive Class INCLUDING:
1) YES! We are going to email each student a copy of their original work/scenes/exercises sent to you by hightail from your week of work!!  if you want that add-on. 
2) Another add-on that will be available: If you or your child wants lunch/dinner, we will get that for you as an add on of about $8.50 a day during classes that are around food-time OR you can opt to bring a sack lunch for the student. We ask that all vegetarians, vegans and my students who have allergies to bring their own lunch because we do not have the capacity to create special dishes. Our Lunches are come from Chickfil-a, Dairy Queen, Domino's and Subway. 

We have a brand new class:  "FILM-MAKING BOOT CAMP:SCRIPT TO SCREEN & EVERYTHING INBETWEEN!" that will include an IMDb Credit!
Shaun Cunningham and I have come up with the best class EVER!!! I am so excited about this class. It is expensive though. We have hired a professional sound guy, lighting guy and we have the award-winning director/director of photographer Shaun Cunningham heading up this project. It's called "SCRIPT TO SCREEN AND EVERYTHING INBETWEEN".

Here are the details: We are only taking twelve students. We will divide them into two casts of six.  One group will act while the other group is the "crew". Every student will learn everything it takes to be behind the camera and in front of the camera. 

Shaun & I plan to write the short film or mini-pilot around the cast. The students will be in front of the camera and obtain an IMDB credit (subject to approval by IMDB). Each day will be full of wisdom.   We will teach the students the Development preproduction portion with objective setting, directing examples, role assignment & script review and analysis. The Sound overview will be with a profession sound guy who will teach us all how to use body microphones as well as how to hold & work the boom microphone as well as the soundboard. There will be the Production planning day where we plan and break the script into shot sheets & how to break the script into shot sheets.. We will have a rehearsal day, a time to learn the editing process (which will include Basic editing, workflow, color correction and grading and the 3 cardinal sins that will get you fired).  There are  TWO full SHOOT DAYS! (At least 8 hours long).   We will be doing all of this in a week! JUNE 26-30th. 
I'm super excited about this class!

See the credits for our director of photography and the master teacher of this class:
  Shaun Cunningham's resume' and our sound guy  Steven McRoberts 
There are more in-depth details down below under "Summer Class Schedule".

WE HAVE SOME EXCITING WORKSHOPS COMING UP! 
Our next big workshops are coming up which include a studio favorite June 23-24 with 
Casting director HOWARD MELTZER along with our local agents Dee Ann Vernon from 
Kim Dawson Agency & Diana Dyer from Campbell Agency. You can see Howard's resume here Howard Meltzer IMDb credits Howard has won 3 times and nominated 11 times for Artios awards (which is like the Oscar for Casting directors). I met this wonderful man years ago on the set of "Hannah Montana" where he cast my son as Jake Ryan when Cody Linley was just 15 years old. He has been a wonderful teacher to my students as well as a guide to me. 
I love him! 

We also have some Disney classes to help film students know what to do at that workshop coming up AND we have a Disney Review Specialty Class for Master students who need a Review Class to be the right amount of sharp/animated/flip-flop crisp Disney!

Also,on July 28-29, Producer/Casting Director  JOEY PAUL JENSEN, Manager MITCHELL GOSSETT as well as our local Agents from Kim Dawson Agency, Campbell Agency & Louisiana/Atlanta Agents from Landrum Arts (Dawn & George Landrum).  
THOSE WORKSHOPS ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO SIGN UP FOR during this first registration. We will get you details about each of them in a few weeks.

THESE WORKSHOPS ARE NOT OPEN FOR REGISTRATION YET. 

CODY LINLEY IS COMING MID-JULY! Cody is teaching some of your favorite classes as well as a new called "One-Man Show" which helps you learn how to do a One-man show or One-Woman show. I am super excited about this class! I am actually going to L.A. in May to see Cody's own One-Man Show! See his resume' here: Cody Linley's resume'

THE STUDIO IS SPONSORING A WEDNESDAY'S CHILD! You might have seen us on Wednesday's Child a few weeks ago on WFAA. Wednesday's Child, Serenity wants to be a director, so they called me to see if I knew any directors. I said "I know an award-winning director" & Shaun Cunningham was kind enough to move around his schedule to help make this girl's dreams come true. We used the Studio to show Serenity the first steps in becoming a director. Shaun even edited it and sent it to her so she would have her first "mini-film" using students Bryce Gheisar (from Disney's "Walk the Prank", "Wonder", etc) and Master Student/Aide Emma Lou Cunningham.  Also, Serenity was given a scholarship to come to any acting class she wants to attend to help make her dreams come true. She has already started, and was in  Film 1 this past weekend and had a great time learning. I saw her in the hall working on her lines.  It was so fulfilling!

Serenity (in Red) is learning the first steps to becoming a director.

The Parent Workshop was a huge success! Dianna de la Garza, Demi Lovato's momma had so many insights for Parents raising an artists on things she did right and things she did wrong. She was so kind. She stayed to sign every single book and talk in length to every single person who waited in line to get her advice. What a sweet Mom! 

Dianna de la Garza & Cathryn Sullivan produced a Parent Workshop. 
It was fun 
 & Informative. 

What a fun SUMMER 2018 we have planned!! Please see our complete class listing below.

I am looking forward to watching all of my students grow this Summer!  

Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan
972-353-3456 Studio phone
4classreg@gmail.com for questions regarding registration
CathySully2@gmail.com for questions regarding your child or yourself


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SUMMER CLASS SCHEDULE! 


Have you been thinking about taking a Film Acting Class?! THIS Film 1 is the class for you! 
It's the first step in becoming part of our Acting Family. It's a good place to begin to see if this is the journey for you. If you are a higher level student and you know someone who wants to start classes, let them know about us and if they mention you in their introduction email or on their film 1 signup, we will give you a $10 credit on anything you would like!  

JUNE!
(FILM CLASSES for ages 9- 27 years old!)  

Film 1 with Ben Sullivan 
(you can take this class concurrently with Film 3 below)
June 5 - June 8 (Tuesday thru Friday)  4 days!!
10:00am - 1:00pm 
12 hours
$359 

Ben Sullivan is the Film 1 and Film 3 teacher. His students describe 
him  as "Motivational" and "Inspirational" and "Super Smart". 
Ben  lives in Austin and drives up here to teach classes.


Film 2/ Film 4 Combo Class  with Lisandra Ortega & Jacob Audirisch 
(**with Cathryn Sullivan on shoot day - Thursday!!)
June 11 - June 15 (Monday thru Friday) 5 days!!
10:00am - 1:00pm 
$389
*Students must take this class two times- Once for Film 2 and once for Film 4. 

Film 3 with Ben Sullivan
(Students  can take this class concurrently with Film 1 above)
June 5 - June 8 (Tuesday thru Friday) 4 days!!
2:00pm - 6:00pm
12 hours
$359

Mixed Levels (Which includes Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) 
*All four levels meet together. 
Students must take this class four times & focus one of the four Classes (Film 5, Film 6, 
New Master 1 & New Master 2)
with Cathryn Sullivan 
June 4 - June 8 (Monday thru Friday) 5 days!!
10:00am - 1:00pm 
15 hours
$389. (This class will go up Fall 2018)

Master's Intensive  (PG13 & R-Rated) 
with Cathryn Sullivan 
Only 14 students/ Over 25 hours
June 4 - June 8 (Monday thru Friday) 5 days!! 
2:30pm - 7:00pm 
**Please note: Location filming will be on Thursday and class may run longer than 7:00pm** 
$635
--Available add-ons:  
+$40 to receive all your work via Hightail                                          
+$42.50 to receive daily supper

MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER INTENSIVE  (MSM)  with Cathryn Sullivan - only 14 students 
June 11 - June 15 (Monday thru Friday) 5 days!! OVER 25 hours!
2:30pm - 7:30pm 
**Please note: Location filming will be on Thursday and class may run longer than 7:30pm** 
$635
--Available add-ons:  +$40 to receive all your work via Hightail  
                                  +$42.50 to receive daily supper

One of My Middle School Master Classes Photographed last night! 2018


Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2: June 19-22 (Tues thru Fri) 9:30-10:30am $199

AC 1/AC 2: June 19-22 (Tues thru Fri) 10:45-12:15pm $235

DISNEY WEEK - JUNE 18-22!!! SPECIALITY CLASSES ARE:
-AC & Film (all levels): "Understanding Disney"  June 18/19 10-1pm $175
-Masters: "Disney Review" June 18/19 2-5pm (6 hrs) $175

SAVE THE DATE --
 HOWARD MELTZER SEMINAR JUNE 23-24!

 
FILM MAKING BOOTCAMP - JUNE 26-30!!!! $1100
We have an exciting new class: FILMMAKERS BOOTCAMP: Taking students from script to screen and everything in between. Includes IMDb credit for each student!

I am super excited to offer this unique and specialized class for the very first time. Students taking this class will learn how to produce, direct and shoot a short film/video, working together both in front of and behind the camera.

Students will learn what it takes to get a project off the ground, starting with a script and finishing with an IMDb-approved short film or video which they will perform, produce, shoot and direct together. (5-7 minute video project).

Students will learn:

  • How to analyze a script from a director's perspective and break it down for principal photography 
  • Principles of directing: The directors role, what is expected of them and how to go about it
  • What camera angles and movements are used in TV and film and how to apply them to the bootcamp script, ready to be filmed
  • Principles of Photography: How to set up and use a camera to shoot narrative TV and film
  • How to make creative decisions behind the camera to make sure that the captured footage serves the script and tells the story in the most effective way
  • Principles of Sound: How to separate and manage sound and video. How to mic up actors and capture sound to a professional recording device
  • Principles of Editing: How to create an editing timeline as well as color correction and grading using vector scopes and waveform monitors and how to avoid the "three cardinal sins of editing" that will get you fired on network TV and studio movies.  

Working together as a production cast and crew, once the students have developed everything needed to shoot the video, they will put all their learning into "ACTION" with TWO FULL DAYS of shooting (at least 8 hours).

During the bootcamp, students will take on roles such as director, assistant director, director of photography, sound operator, script supervisor and actors. There will be pre-production sessions, script reviews and table reads, actor rehearsals, shoot planning and scheduling and all the chaos of a real production! 

By the end of the bootcamp, students will have created all the footage required to pass to post-production for editing (which will be completed after the bootcamp) and the final video will be available online a few weeks later. Students will earn an IMDb credit for their work on the video, subject to IMDb's approval. 

I appreciate this is a high dollar class but it includes three coaches with public profiles and track records. I'm not aware of any other acting studio offering its students the opportunity to go through a filmmakers bootcamp led by an award-winning filmmaker. Master coach is Shaun Peter Cunningham from Picto Films (www.pictofilms.com). Shaun has over 80 IMDb credits and many of my students and their parents have seen his work, and several know what it's like to work with him. (Five of my students won awards at the 2017 Los Angeles Independent Film Awards in one of Shaun's projects).

Joining Shaun, is professional sound recordist, Steven McRoberts, who will be mentoring students before and during the shoot, and I will be coaching actors as well as sharing my own experience of being on hundreds of professional sets. 

Don't miss this rare opportunity to attends the Filmmakers Bootcamp. June 26-30th. 

Shaun Peter Cunningham's IMDb page: www.imdb.me/shaunpetercunningham
Steven McRoberts' IMDb page

JULY CLASSES!!

AC IMPROV (ages 6-9) with LISANDRA
9:30am - 11:30am
July 16th - July 17th
$58


FILM 2/FILM 4  with Lisandra & Jacob (**with Cathryn Sullivan on shoot day - Thursday!!)
July 10 - July 13 (Tuesday thru Friday) 4 days!!
9:30am - 1:00pm 
$389

MASTER'S INTENSIVE PG-13 with Cathryn Sullivan - only 14 students 
July 10 - July 13 (Tuesday thru Friday) 4 days!! 23 Hours!
2:15pm - 8:00pm 
**Please note: If time permits there will be one possible on-location shoot** 
$635

MIXED LEVELS (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 & New Master 2)   with Cathryn Sullivan - July 16-July 19 (Monday thru Thursday) 4 days!!
12pm - 4:15pm
$389

FILM 1  with Ben Sullivan 
(Students can take this class concurrently with Film 3 below)
July 20 - July 22 (Friday thru Sunday) 3 days!!
July 20 - 5pm-7pm
July 21 - 9am-1pm
July 22 - 9am-1pm
$359

FILM 3  with Ben Sullivan
(you can take this class concurrently with Film 1 above)
July 20 - July 22 (Friday thru Sunday) 3 days!!
July 20 - 7pm-9pm
July 21 - 2pm-6pm
July 22 - 2pm-6pm
$359

MIXED LEVELS & Masters (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 & New Master 2)  with Cathryn Sullivan 
July 22-July 24 (Sunday through Tuesday) 3 days!!
10am-2:45pm
$389
--Available add-ons:  +$25.50 to receive daily supper or bring your own lunch

Cody Linley's Classes :  
"Making Your One-Man Show" Intensive (ages 14 +) 
12 student max 
$599.99 
(Email of Taped performance included, and lunch add on available)
July 16th, 17th, 18th - 10am - 3:30pm AND Saturday, the 21st for performance from 5pm-7pm.

Do you have a story to tell or a one-person show idea? Would you like to? 

This course will help artists find their truth through personal or fictional storytelling. Actors will not only discover where the stories live in them, but will also be given the tools to turn them into dramatically compelling solo pieces. This is your chance to take that broken heart, and turn it into art, and to give yourself a chance to show the world what you have in your own voice, through your own words. 
 
Your story is workshopped and developed into a monologue, based on a theme and becomes a performance for showcasing your talent to prospective agents, mangers, or family and friends. Each student will leave this course with a video they can post on YouTube & social media, as well as, a piece they can expand into a solo show or short film.
 
Step into the driver seat of your own career by developing material that showcases your talents, characters & story-telling abilities. The skills you learn in Making Your One-Man Show will help you grow in all areas of your acting work, because once you can effectively tell your own story, you can tell anyone's.
 $599.99 (Email of performance included) 
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Elite Acting Academy Intensive (PG -13) - Masters Only-  16 student max 
Three days/$449.99 (Lunch add on available)
Thursday, July 19th, Friday 20th, and Saturday, the 21st - 10am - 4:30pm 

A three day workshop that combines character embodiment, voice & movement, sense memory and script analysis. On day 1 you will receive a scene and partner, do in character improv, embodiment exercises and go over Uta Hagen's six steps and rehearsal guidelines. On day 2 and day 3 students will rehearse and perform, and Cody will give detailed feedback, direction and exercises for students to experiment with to help each actor excel into further depth. This course will give actors tools to use time and again & that will make their work alive, compelling and original.
$449.99
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Improv Skill Development (ages 9-12) 
Three Days Monday, July 16th, Tuesday, July 17th, Wednesday, July 18th -  4pm - 6:30pm $199

Casting From an Actor's Perspective (C.F.A.P) Special Addition, Mastering the Callback - Film & Masters Students
Thursday, July 19th and Friday, July 20th, 5-7pm
$99.99

Improv Skill Workshop Long form (Harold) (ages 13+) 
The performance will be 4:30 on Wednesday, the 25th
  
Monday, July 23rd, Tuesday, July 24th, and  Wednesday, July 25th -  2:30 - 5:30 P.M.  
$225

Advanced Character Development for MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER STUDENTS (ages 11-14)
16 student max 
Three days
$299.99 
(Lunch add on available)
Monday, July 23rd, Tuesday, July 24th, Wednesday, July 25th 10am -2pm


Cody Linley says about his new class:

"Do you want to be able to play extreme characters opposite of yourself truthfully? The tools you will receive in this class will teach you to build characters actively while in a creative flow state allowing more depth in your work than ever before. When we learn to trust our body and it's emotions, rather than only using our mind to create a character, magic happens. You will transform yourself into the complexity of your character's body using tools such as: animal studies, nature's elements (earth, water, fire, & air), and character adjectives. All the answers you need as an actor to build a truthful and powerful character for Film, & T.V. will be revealed. We will start with the neutral mask and end with a final performance.
 
This class will teach you how to build such rich characters that you will walk, talk, and think as your character.Through improv, jury & other transformational exercises, you will discover why your character is the way they are. Once you are done exploring, you will shake it out and discuss what you learned through the embodiment exercises. This is a very special & safe way to play extreme characters & create nuance in your performances. It's unlocked a new dimension in my own work that I'm so excited about. This acting approach is extremely enjoyable, intuitive, unique & will give you more confidence in the audition room & on set, because you will be the expert on your character! Those who have taken this class can certainly take it again, to receive new & more enhanced tools!

Sharing what I've learned as an actor is such an amazing gift and I'm so grateful for each and everyone of my students! I look forward to working with you each of your specific individual needs."

Testimonial:
"His class helps you to understand what it means to be in the character's shoes. Just do these exercises and you'll become the character. I gained a lot of knowledge into the secret mind of my character. It was inspiring and fun!"
-Camryn Jones (Recently filmed the pilot Steps and has been seen on ABC's "The Mayor" & more)

Testimonial:
The five layers of the character were especially helpful in "getting out my brain and into the body" and it helped me get right into character. That technique is certainly something I will do with every scene I do from here on out. 
-Sean-Michael Pigeon (College student at Yale and Premiere student)

This summer we are offering Improv skill development courses. Come to class and build characters through improv. Have fun, work as a team and bring high stakes energy in your scenes. Improv challenges the artist and gives them the ability to not only act, but, write, direct and edit in the moment with their peers. For ages 13 + we have an all new long form (Harold) Improv course where students in addition to playing Improv games and exercises will work together based off a theme and will create a three act, twenty five minute improvised show with a group!


Cody's Casting From An Actors PerspectiveSpecial Addition, Mastering the Callback
We are bringing back Cody's successful Casting Workshop: Casting From An Actors Perspective! Even if you have taken it once or twice, most will probably want to take it again to get the experience of seeing the casting experience from both the director and actor's perspective.

Students will experience the role of being a casting director themselves, and auditioning for one another in a mock audition and callback. They will also learn how to improve their acting career from someone who's been in the acting business for decades. Additional topics include:
*Mailing Casting Offices.
*Social Media to promote your brand.
*Common mistakes.
*The role of preparation.
*What to do when you get a script the night before an audition!
*And More!

Preparation: Students will receive sides and breakdown via email a couple days before class for the mock audition & callbacks.



JOEY PAUL JENSEN/ MITCHELL GOSSETT/DEE ANN VERNON/DIANA DYER/DAWN 
& GEORGE LANDRUM SEMINAR IS COMING JULY 28-29! 
REGISTRATION FOR THAT WILL BE LATER, BUT PLEASE SAVE THE DATE. 
IT WILL BE AN AMAZING WORKSHOP

AUGUST CLASSES

Acting for Camera 3, AC4, AC 5, AC 6, etc with Cathryn Sullivan
August 1-4 
10am-1pm
12 hours  Only 8 students taken
$389

(MORE AUGUST CLASSES COMING SOON!)


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PAULINA CHAVEZ   booked an episode for Scandal Made Me Famous! She played the young Kim Kardashian!  She also booked  a PSA for "Upbring Foster Care" in Austin, a Spanish VO for "University Hospital in San Antonio" , and a Spanish VO for Mattress Firm. Way to go Paulina!
 
LANDON BROOKS booked a commercial.

LAUREN STEPHENSON booked a movie which filmed in Oklahoma  for over a month. Everyone on that set is from L.A. and she beat out a bunch of talent from L.A. for that job! She said the Improv they did in Callbacks helped her land the position. 

PEARCE CHADWICK COLWELL & GAVIANA OBAID  booked a film for Church video.

EMILY HOLDER booked a short film called My Reality, where she got to be a lead role! It was with Dark Square Productions. So much fun!
 
BRYCE CASS booked Goosebumps 2 with Jack Black.

COOPER CARTER, JUDE MANLEY, AND MATTHEW & BRODY BUDMAN booked the film  "ONE HAND CLAPPING". It has been shooting in Austin. Way to go boys! 

KAMBRY MUSSER booked a SAG short film called Ballistic. She's one of the leads. (She had to scream and cry and it was so emotional I cried ... she Skyped with the director and producer at callback and they did some improv etc. - and they booked her a few days later. They are coming to Texas to film her scenes). Way to put your Film 2 skills to work!
       Kambry Musser on the set of "Ballistic" where she was the lead. 
 
MCKOY MUSSER booked & filmed a Days Inn industrial. 

TYLER COLLIER booked a TV episode on HIGHWAYMEN filmed in Baton Rouge. He plays a tough guy & gets to shoulder-bump Woody Harrelson! How cool!! It also stars Kevin Costner and our very own, Thomas Mann!!

CAMRYN JONES  booked an all-shows-produced pilot for ABC. Because of this, her agent & manager found her tickets to the NICK Kid's Choice Awards! Congrats Camryn on your pilot and all of the perks that come with that! 

ELLA JERRIER  just booked the lead in a TV movie on Lifetime. It all happened super fast. She went to Atlanta and went through L.A. casting director callbacks, producer callbacks and a four hour mix and match. During the course of four days they asked her to read for three different characters and were super complimentary about her ability to roll with the punches and do whatever they asked. From Ella's Momma, "Ella said her training with you really prepared her well. And, she had the opportunity to do Skype privates with Cody and that was a huge help in getting her ready.  It's all very exciting as it's what she really has wanted to do and is so thankful for the opportunity. She never expected it to happen on her first movie callback. Thanks for all you've done!"
 Ella Jerrier on the set of  a "Lifetime" movie. Cody Linley skyped with her all of the way to 
 the end. She is in my Middle School Master Class. She went originally for a small part  and ended up getting the lead after several callbacks! I couldn't be more proud! 


JONNY GALLEGOS  booked an ABC pilot called, False Profits. 

CHASE THEVENOT booked an episode for Scandal Made Me Famous. He plays a young Jeffrey Dahmer. Alex Gay coached and taped it. 

HAILEY SCONTRINO booked a Boy Scout commercial and a Sinclair Oil commercial. 

HANNAH NORUM & EDISON GRANT'S movie, won Best Dramatic Short Film out of 104 accepted films.

JAGGER & GIGI HAYNES have an online commercial out! 

BRIAN DEAN  booked a SAG Home Depot commercial. It's his first SAG gig!

LISANDRA ORTEGA & BRIAN DEAN  booked a voiceover for C-Spire Wireless. 

MAYA DELGADO  booked a Toyota commercial and a SAG National commercial for  Sinclair Oil.

     
Unstoppable Shoot

THE NEXT GENERATION: UNSTOPPABLE.  
A commercial for Izzy Be Clothing.


Back about a year and a half ago, I asked these girls to get together and come up with a song to rock out to for Jennifer Patredis  (an L.A. Agent) when she came to do a workshop. Fast forward a year and a half, The girls put together "NotUrGirlfrenz" and look at them NOW!  They just got back from a five day, five city tour with "Bowling for Soup".  They have been invited to the 
WARPED TOUR in July. They are Gigi Haynes (left), Liv Hayens (middle) & Maren Alford (right). I'm so proud of them! They made their opportunities work for them. 
Not Ur Girlfrenz on tour in OKC!!!


SIENNA HERNANDEZ was invited by Gene Simmons (of KISS) to serve as an Executive Producer of The Vault - Gene's lifetime box set of 50 years of previously unreleased demo recordings. 

Gene & Sienna at Sienna's House this weekend!
Gene & Sienna at Gene's House in LA

 






















13 students got local agents this month & two got L.A. agents!! Congrats to y'all!!!!
  

 

Dee Ann Vernon from Kim Dawson 
Agency is a big supporter of Texas Talent.
We have been working together to 
make stars for decades with
Kim Dawson Agency.

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Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan
972-353-3456 Studio
Cathysully2@gmail.com (Questions for Cathryn)
4classreg@gmail.com (Questions about registration or scheduling)
 For me, it is such a pleasure to watch my babies grow strong as individuals and as actors! 
This is Kiko Munroy at 5 years old (above) and at age 13 (down below). 
      This was my Wednesday night Master Intensive Group Winter/Spring 2018 which has a lot of 
       My aides in it (Lisandra, Lauren, Lydia  & Jaren are IN the class). 
       Jacqueline comes from Houston every week for this class. 
       Tyler & Mason come from Shreveport,Louisiana. 
       It was one of my All-time Favorite Classes I have ever had- as these students did      outstanding, risky, unbelievable work that will stay in my head Forever! I love each of them! 



Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them! 


What a fabulous, wonderful session we are having! My aides and I are enjoying this session so much. We are so invigorated by the creativity that is happening at our studio! 

AND Our next big workshop is coming up April 7-8th. Please read this in it's entirety as it contains important information. 

 I can not tell you how excited I am about this workshop! We have some of the smartest, brightest, best & most happening people in the business coming to do a workshop at the studio APRIL 7-8th

RICH DELIA, who is the casting director of "It", "Dallas Buyer's Club" & "Help" has cast over 20 MORE projects since "It". He is possibly one of the hottest  Casting directors in L.A. He is so busy that ALL of us worked our schedule around when he could come to Texas. He's that cool! See his IMDB page: Rich Delia's IMDB page
MICHAEL HEPBURN has been probably one my favorite managers of all time because he guides the career of My students Bryce Gheisar, Debby Ryan and Thomas Mann. I've seen him do things for Bryce's career that has not been done for any other Disney star while they are a regular on a show. I've seen him set up coffee's with potential directors with his clients when the director was only rumored to get a particular movie-- before the director became attached to a certain movie. 
He's just so pro-active. It  has been very impressive to watch! 

Brand New!** BRANDI GEORGE is a Senior Account Executive at Advantage PR (She's a Publicist) and will do one session on P.R., when to hire a publicist and why, what to expect when you become a star, how to handle the public including reporters, How to handle Red Carpet, She is offering parent training on PR, covering topics like: interviewing skills, social media training tips, what a publicist does vs. what they don't do for you, how to handle overzealous fans in person and online, how to be professional without looking over-polished,etc. Brandi will have a Parent Workshop on Sunday, April 8th at 1pm where you will be able to ask her all types of questions concerning P.R. Look for it.  I can not tell you how many times I hear from Students and their Moms wishing they took a workshop like this before everything in their life got so crazy as they became a star or working actor! 

ALSO, Local Agents DEE ANN VERNON from the Kim Dawson Agency and DIANA DYER from the Campbell Agency will also be in attendance for this cool workshop. (Barbara Blanchette has retired). 

Registration for this big workshop is going to be at 10:30amthis Saturday,March 10th!
 
ALSO,  PICK OUT SCRIPT DAY AND a BUFF-UP NIGHT is included in the price of the workshop. 

Pick-out Script Day is where you can come and look at all kinds of scripts from our files to find the perfect script. Picking out the right script is mega-important. 

Buff-up night happens the week BEFORE the workshop where you can firm up your scene with an aide and then- Cathryn to make sure you are ready for anything! You have a choice of 3 different nights- April 3, April 4 or April 5th. We are at the studio sometimes in the wee hours just making sure each student feels comfortable the week before the workshop. 
 It is a labor of love that my aides and I totally enjoy!

What a fun Spring 2018 we have planned!! 

We also are announcing a "Most Levels" workshop the weekend of April 27, 28, & 29th that will only include 18 students. This weekend workshop will include those who are needing 
 Film 2, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, and New Master 2 & Out of Town Masters. It is literally all of the lower and intermediate levels except Film 1, Film 3 and Film 4. 
April 27 6-8pm 
April 28 9:30-1:30 
April 29 9:30am-1:30pm 
Snacks included for Saturday & Sunday.
$389. 

There are about 3-4 spots left in the DIANNA DE LA GARZAParent workshop happening Sunday, March 18th at 1:30pm.Dianna's book came out today "Falling with Wings" and there is a whole article about her book (including pictures of her girls) in "People" magazine this week (The one with Oprah on the front). Entertainment Tonight and many other big magazines and TV shows are highlighting her book. WE get her here for 4 hours cuz I booked her before anyone else knew this was even happening!! She is a lovely person. You should come and meet her. #WeAreLUCKY  

I am looking forward to all of the excitement that follows when these fun, cool & powerful people come to our studio! 

Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan
972-353-3456 Studio phone
4classreg@gmail.com for questions regarding registration
CathySully2@gmail.com for questions regarding your child or yourself


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Here are the workshops!
Saturday, April 7th $235. SCENE WORKSHOP
with Rich Delia (Hot Casting Director in L.A.), 
Michael Hepburn (Manager-L.A) , 
Dee Ann Vernon (Agent- Kim Dawson Agency, DALLAS) 
& Diana Dyer (Agent- Campbell Agency, DALLAS) 

9:30-12pm (AC and Young Film up to age 11) 
1-4pm (Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5) 
4-7pm (Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2, Masters, Adults who've been in class without interruption less than 3 years, Some Masters).
Price Includes Pick out Script Night (March 19th) & A choice of One Buffup Night (April 3, April 4 or April 5th

Sunday, April 8th  $265. 
with Rich Delia (Hot Casting Director in L.A.)
Michael Hepburn (Manager-L.A)

Dee Ann Vernon (Agent- Kim Dawson Agency- DALLAS)
& Diana Dyer (Agent- Campbell Agency)  

9-12 Middle School Master Students
1-4 High School Students
4-7 Premiere, Adults who've been taking from me for 3-4 yrs., 
      Older Middle School Master students- 8th grade,

 

      & Older High School  & College Students  

Price Includes Pick out Script Night (March 19th) & A choice of One Buffup Night (April 3, April 4 or April 5th)


Sunday, April 8th $55 for Parent & Child
with Brandi George (Publicist in Los Angelos at Big PR firm)
1-4pm - $55 (Includes 1 Parent & 1 Child) 
***Additional children will be $35 - Use add on option for extra child
 
**** Additional child $35 FEE - MUST ALREADY BE SIGNED UP - MAX 1 additional child add-on. 
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Attention: for those of you who signed up for the SPRINGBREAK PERKS...

You MUST email the front desk 4classreg@gmail.com with the subject: SPRING BREAK PERKS SEMINAR SIGN-UP by this Thursday at 4pm

In the body of the email, please list the following:

Student Name: 

Spring Break Classes you are confirmed for: 

Seminar/Workshop you want to sign up for:

MAKE SURE YOUR CREDIT CARD ON FILE IS UPDATED, as you will be charged by Thursday or Friday this week. 

Thank you for your help in making this a smooth process!

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Details on  Dianna De La Garza's Parent Seminar happening on Sunday, March 18th! (Ages 13 & Up) Dianna is Demi Lovato's mother and has a book coming out today, March 6th called ""Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story". 
 Cathryn taught Demi for almost six years in class and had her in privates.  "I love this family. They really are an inspiration" Cathryn Says.  Check out more about it in this week's PEOPLE MAGAZINE (dated March 12, 2018) as Dianna is featured in People about her book.  
WE get her for almost 4 hours! Bring your questions and bring your child if they are 13 and up. 

Remember, there will be a lot of talk that the younger ones won't understand, so if you bring your child, understand we will be talking about serious subjects including drugs and mental illness.  We are going to be real honest here! Guiding a star and artist is hard. Why not get tips from those who have been there!

DIANNA DE LA GARZA's Big Parent Workshop is happening 
Sunday, March 18th from 1:30pm-5 or 5:30pm. (Ages 13 and up only) 
 
Dianna Option 1: 
For two people in the same family, it will $85.  
($25. discount if you come as Parent and Teen or with 2 Parents) 
 
Dianna Option 2:
If you are coming by yourself, it is $55. 

Dianna will be talking about what it is like to be the mother of three daughters who do this business. Demi Lovato is the one most of you know, but her youngest daughter, Madison De La Garza was on "Desperate Housewives" playing Eva Longoria's daughter for many years as well! Her other daughter, Dallas Lovato is a big voice-over talent and is also an acting coach. 
 
Dianna has a book coming out March 6th Called: "Falling with Wings: A Mother's Story" and will be all over doing book signings in March and April including place like the Grove for her book. I booked her way in advance and WOO HOO! We get her here during her book tour, except she is giving a PARENT WORKSHOP. She and I will give a presentation and then, there will be Questions and Answer Period and even A book Signing time! 

 


Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them!

I am so pleased to have my first newsletter in 2018 be  
about my current students bookings as well as   
Cathryn Sullivan Alumni who have Big Movies and  Popular T.V. shows coming out this year 2018!  
 
 Some of my alumni have taken prestigious Production positions
(Like Associate to the Head Show-runner on the Biggest TV show)
and some have decided to become Anchors at News stations
in the Far North of our Country or Teach Acting in a  
Middle School.
See these stories under:  
"Bookings & Cathryn Sullivan Alumni" Section down below.       
 
The new schedule for Winter/Spring Session is out.
Registration will be this Saturday, Feb 3 at 10am 
 
I will be holding one on one sessions on the Friday before classes begin (Friday, Feb 9 from 9am-6pm). These are meetings I hold  
in 30-minute segments to discuss you or your child.  
If you are out of town & want a one on one with me, you can  
come in and talk in person, or skype with me if you live 4-13 hours away. 
     
 
There is a "Cutomized Middle School Master Intensive"  
this Session In the 5-7pm spot on Tuesdays with NINE classes  
instead of SEVEN classes
(12 students instead of 21 students/ 21-22 hours instead of 14 hours)
   
For the first time, we will have a "Customized Middle School Master" Class on Tuesday nights with fewer students and more hours. 
This will give my MSM students more one on one time. 
There will be More rehearsal time, More character & scene analysis, 
all types of takes (Master, Close-ups, Two-shots, etc). 
There will be some location shooting as well, so the 
students can work in real set circumstances. 
This class begins Tuesday, February 13th. 
THIS is the class I would want MY child in! 

 
Another "Customized Middle School Master Intensive"
will be meeting together on Saturday mornings
along with"The Double Credit Mixed Level"   
(FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1 & NEW MASTER 2)
This class will take 12 students only. 

Only TWELVE students will be accepted for this class. 
Again, more one on one time will be available for my masters 
and two levels can be received by my Mixed level students 
who are taking this Double Mixed Level Class. 

For example: If you are a film 5 student now, you can take this class and get your Film 6 and New Master 1 level class done in Seven weeks. You can also take New master 2 and a Master class in this class! Two Mixed level classes cost approx. $778. 
With this class, it costs $625. & will only have 12 students in the class.

Middle School Master Students will have priority when signups 
happen for this class as long as they sign up within the first 30 
minutes of signups.
If you want this class- Masters will have first shot at it, but keep in 
mind-there are two other Middle School Master Classes available to you. 

There will be More one on one time with lots of character and scene analysis and Lots of rehearsal, and lots of different types of shots including master shots, closeups and two shots. 
We will probably have on-location shooting as well! 

WEEKEND WORKSHOPS! There are weekend workshops for 
every level for those of you who are coming from out of town- 
both for Masters, Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1
and New Master 2) and even Lower Level (Film 1, Film 2, Film 3 & Film 4 ).

There is a writer who is a Faith-Based writer who interviewed me 
& asked me about me and my work. It has already been in one 
magazine (See below) and the article is also scheduled to come 
out in "Texas Lifestyle Magazine" on February 26th. 





Blog Article Link:

*****EXCITING NEWS!!  
DEMI LOVATO'S MOM IS COMING TO THE STUDIO MARCH 18th
For a Parent Seminar that will also include ages 14 and up! 
Dianna De La Garza will be coming to the Studio March 18th! 
This is so exciting! so SAVE THAT DATE!
 
Dianna is Demi Lovato's Momma. Demi started out by booking her first Disney show called "As the Bell Rings" after a coaching session with me.  It was quite the unusual coaching session which makes for a fun story with a dramatic, happy comeback end. Fast forward a few years where she had a Starring role on a Disney show & Had "Camp Rock" out which made her a huge star.  She then began trying to balance TV work and Music.  She also took time to take a serious role on  
"Grey's Anatomy" which landed her a People's Choice award.  
Demi is  known in almost every country for her music, and she is a role model for girls of all ages- especially those with body issues.  
 
I am deeply proud of what she has done with her career and how she has helped others learn from her own issues. I am proud of her AND her mother, who mothered her through all of the things that a Star must go through.  
 
 
Dianna is also Madison De La Garza's mom (who was Eva Longoria's  
child for several years on  TV show "Desperate Housewives").  
 
Dianna is also Dallas Lovato's Mom. Dallas has has done loads of cartoon voice-over work as well as indie films.   
 
Dianna and I have a long family history together and she has written a  
book that is slated to come out March 6th. She SAYS I am talked about a lot in her book, so I can't wait to see what it says!!  
Dianna will be teaching a parent seminar for us on March 18th.   
More details will be coming soon.   
Ages 14 and up are also invited. #Excited   
It won't be available on the Feb 3rd Sign-up day, but more details will be coming soon.  
  

SPRING BREAK CLASSES! I also will have Spring Break Classes 
up soon as well. Those will become available in a few weeks, so save a spot for classes at the studio.  
Cody Linley is on hold for a movie that is shooting all the way up until 
the week before Spring Break, so we will be seeing what dates he is available for classes during Spring Break. He assures he will be here- at least part of the week, so hang on and save the week! 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF THEY ARE SICK!  I remember  

one time, 3 out of 4 of my sons were sick and I had to forego the swimming
lessons that I had already paid for. I knew I wasn't going to get my money
back because I had to cancel last minute. It's a bummer, but if you pay for a
class and your child is sick or has fever, they are not allowed at the studio?
Why is it ok to bring your child to infect others?! I am sad that I even have to put this in my upbeat newsletter, but since there have been several incidents lately, It must be said.  
  
Make the class up on a different day if you are in the weekly classes.   
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      **WINTER/SPRING Session Schedule 2018***
 
AC 1/AC 2 -
$199.00 (18 Students - 7.5 hrs. - 6 Weeks)
Thursdays
4:10p - 5:25p (1hr. 15 min)
February 15th, Feb. 22nd, March 1st, March 8th, March 22nd, & March 29th
 
AC 3, AC 4, AC 5, and AC 6 -
$389.00 (8 Students - 10 hrs. - 7 Weeks)  
Wednesdays
4:00p - 5:25p (1 hr. 25 min)
February 14th, Feb. 21st, Feb. 28th, March 7th, March 21st, March 28th, and Apr. 4th
 
AC 3, AC 4, AC 5, and AC 6 -
$389.00 (8 Students - 10.5 hrs. - 7 Weeks)
Thursdays
3:50p - 5:20p (1 hr. 30 min.)
February 15th, Feb. 22nd, March 1st, March 8th, March 22nd, March 29th, and Apr. 5th
 
Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan -
$359.00 (20 Students - 10 hr. Weekend Workshop)
Fri., March 2nd, 2018 (5p-7p)
Sat., March 3rd, 2018 (9a - 1p)
Sun., March 4th, 2018 (9a - 1p)

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan -
$359.00 (20 Students - 10 hr. Weekend Workshop)
Fri., March 2nd, 2018 (7p-9p)
Sat., March 3rd, 2018 (2p - 6p)
Sun., March 4th, 2018 (2p - 6p)
 
Film 2/ Film 4 Combo -
$389.00 (20 Students - 14 hrs. - 7 Weeks)
(Students will work on and receive only one credit per session)
With Cathryn Sullivan
Thursdays
5:20p - 7:20p (2 hr.)
February 15th, Feb. 22nd, March 1st, March 8th, March 22nd, March 29th, and Apr. 5th
 
Film 2/ Film 4 Combo Weekend Workshop -
$389.00 (20 Students - 11 hr. Weekend Workshop)
(Take 11 hours over a weekend to complete a full session)
With Cathryn Sullivan
Fri., April 6th, 2018 (5p-7p)
Sat., April 7th, 2018 (9a - 1:30p)
Sun., April 8th, 2018 (9a - 1:30p)
 
Mixed Level Class is usually a Class with Four different levels in it including Film 5 (Comedy), Film 6 (Characters Opposite your Personality), New Master 1 (Voice-over, Physical Comedy in a Monologue for T.V. and Dramatic monologues for film) & 
New Master 2 (The Study of Disney & Nickelodean). 
Students take this mixed level class four times to complete all four levels (except in "Double Credit Mixed Level Class" where a student can earn TWO levels during a class.  It is a good way to learn new things while watching the levels already completed so as to review for better retention of the skills learned. 
It also makes for a Class that is never boring!  

Mixed Level Class - (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)
$389.00 (20 Students - 14 hrs. - 7 weeks)
(Students will work on and receive only one credit per session)
With Cathryn Sullivan
Thursdays
7:20p - 9:20p (2 hr.)
February 15th, Feb. 22nd, March 1st March 8th, March 22nd, March 29th, and Apr. 5th
 
"Mixed Levels" and Out of Town "Masters" Weekend Workshop -
(Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 and Out of Town Masters)
$389.00 (20 Students - 11.5 hr. Weekend Workshop)
(Students will work on and receive only one credit per session)
With Cathryn Sullivan
Fri., April 6th, 2018 (7p-9p)
Sat., April 7th, 2018 (2:30p - 7:15p)
Sun., April 8th, 2018 (2:30p - 7:15p)
 
Customized Middle School Masters Intensive -
$625.00 (13 Students - 21 hrs. - 9 Weeks)
(This Class has more hours (21), Less students (13 Students) for  
more one-on-one attention, more takes, close-ups, on-location shoots, 
and All Age-Appropriate Material)
Tuesdays
5p - 7p (2 hr.) for 
February 13th, Feb. 20th, Feb. 27th, Mar. 6th, Mar. 20th, Mar. 27th, Apr. 3,
and Apr. 10th (4:30p - 9p = 4 hrs. 30 mins)
and Apr. 17th (5p - 7:30 = 2 hrs. 30 min)

Middle School Masters (5th - 8th Grade) -
$389.00 (20 Students - 14 hrs. - 7 Weeks)
Tuesdays
7p - 9p (2 hr.)
February 13th, Feb. 20th, Feb. 27th, March 6th, March 20th, March 27th, & Apr. 3rd
  
Customized Middle School Masters and Double Level Mixed Levels Intensive -  
$625.00 (12 Students - 21 hrs. - 7 Weeks)
This Class has more hours (21 hours), Less students (12 Students)  
for more one-on-one attention, more takes, close-ups, and on-location shoots!
Mixed Levels Students will also receive credit for TWO Levels in this Class)
(Middle School Master Students Get Priority)
7 Saturdays and 1 Monday Class
9:30a - 12p (2 hr. 30 min) for  
February 17th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 24th, March 31st,  
And Monday, Apr. 9th (5p - 9p = 4 hrs.)*Please note this different day & time
And Saturday, Apr. 14th (9:30a - 2p = 4 hrs. 30 min.)
 
Masters (9th - 10th Grade) -
$389.00 (20 Students - 15 hrs. - 6 weeks)
Saturdays
1:15p - 3:45p (2 hr. 30 min) Feb. 17th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 24th, March 31st,
and Apr. 14th (3:15 - 5:45p)
  *Please note the different time on April 14 
 
Masters (11th Grade and Up) -
$389.00 (20 Students - 15 hrs. - 6 Weeks)
Saturdays
3:45p - 6:15p (2 hrs. 30 min) Feb.17th, March 3rd,March 10th,March 24th, March 31st,
and Apr. 14th (5:45p - 8:15p) *Please note the different time on April 14
  
Premiere and Master Intensive -
$625.00 (13 Students - at least 21 hrs. - 7 Weeks)
Wednesdays
5:30p - 8:30p or 9:00p
(3hr. to 3 hrs. 30 min - The end of this class is fluid)
February 14th, Feb. 21st, Feb. 28th, March 7th, March 21st, March 28th, Apr. 4th 
 
Adult Class -
$389.00 (20 Students - 15 to 18 hrs. - 6 Weeks)
Thursdays
10a - 12:30p or 1p (2 hr. 30 mins. to 3 hrs.)
February 22nd, March 1st, March 8th, March 22nd, March 29th, and Apr. 5th
 
********"BOOKINGS & CATHRYN SULLIVAN ALUMNI"!*********** 

JAREN LEWISON (Current aide and premiere student) 
booked the role of teen Ed Helms in the upcoming summer theatrical release "TAG" starring Jeremy Renner & Jon Hamm.
The casting director was Rich Delia.
(Rich taught a workshop here in 2017 and plans to come back in April 2018). 
  
 
Jaren Lewison on the set of TAG

LISANDRA ORTEGA (Current Student/ Current Aide and Master teacher) 
booked a recurring role on an AMC show!! 
So proud of you Lisandra!!  She has already shot two episodes.  
BROOKS INDERGARD also booked an episode of this AMC show. 
   
Lisandra Ortega
 
NOAH COTTRELL (Current Student) 
booked the feature film "SKYSCRAPER" that  
filmed in Canada,where he plays the son of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson. 
This movie also features Neve Campbell. Noah worked on this film approx. 6 months.   
 

The Rock and Noah Cottrell
 
 
TRUE TRIVIA ON "HATERS":Recently, I had some Moms tell me that I had a "Hater" they had met who told them that she doubted that I ever hadSelena GomezorDemi Lovatoas a student. I didn't even know this person who was talking about me so authoritatively. It made me laugh.
I had Demi almost six years as a student, and I had Selena for 3 1/2 years. I had them both in privates and in classes.
They are very special to me & were
two of my very first group of stars that came out of the studio along with my own son, Cody Linley. My first stars
were Disney Stars, but that was only the beginning.
I told them to tell the hater to check out Selena Gomez's E-Hollywood Story where they would see me. I was one of the three people Selena asked to be on that show- since she felt like we were the three who attributed the most to her success. (Watching that E-Hollywood story made me assess my weight and was the beginning of my determination towards weight loss).
Demi Lovato's Mom wrote a book that will be out March 6th. She says I am in that book quite a bit, AND she is coming to the studio March 18th to give a Parent Workshop to
ages 14 and over.
MORAL TO THE STORY:
Even acting coaches have haters.
Selena has haters.
Demi has haters.
Even Cody has haters.
I believe that:
Everyone who is Anyone has HATERS!
 
 
BRYCE CASS
Bryce Booked a recurring role & filmed ALL episodes of the  
second season of the hit Netflix series "13 REASONS WHY"!!! We  
cannot wait to see what their characters are up to in the 2nd season  
of this award-winning show!
 
 
Bryce Cass
Anne Winters

ANNE WINTERS 
also booked a recurring role in "13 Reasons Why", and WOW!  Anne has been busy! She HAS HER "MOM AND DAD" movie out in theaters right now. Anne is the lead character and her co-stars are Nicolas Cage and Selma Blair. In July, Season 2 of "Zac and Mia" on Go90 where she plays Mia. It is Owned by Verizon and the first season has had GREAT reviews. In September 2018, the Universal Pictures studio film "NIGHT SCHOOL" with Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish will be coming out in theaters.  

And True Fact: SELENA GOMEZ is one of the executive-producers on "13 Reasons Why" who is also a  Cathryn Sullivan Alumni. 

MALLORY MAHONEY
(Premiere Student & takes classes during her breaks from L.A. )
Mallory booked a series regular role on the new season of "BUNK'D"!!! It is scheduled to air May, 2018. Mallory lives in both L.A. & the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  
 
 
 
 




Jennifer Patredis, her agent (Innovative) found Mallory at a workshop at my studio!

Mallory taking Cody's improv class when she was little

Mallory's set room on "Bunk'd"

Mallory & Cathryn during Christmas vacation 2017

BRYCE GHEISAR
 -(A middle school master student who comes back 
from L.A. to take classes at the studio during breaks of filming)
Bryce had a lead role in the hit movie "WONDER" and also has a  
lead role in the upcoming Clint Eastwood movie based on a true story,  
He just wrapped Season 3 of "WALK THE PRANK" on Disney!  
What a great year for Bryce!!! BRAVO!!! 

Bryce Gheisar as Julian in Wonder (pictured on the right)

Bryce Ghiesar in 15:17 to Paris
 
Cathryn & Bryce on the set of "Walk the Prank" 
Sept 2017

FROY GUTIERREZ 
booked the role of Nolan on "TEEN WOLF",  
as well as the role of "Josh" on the reboot of "ONE DAY AT A TIME".
Froy comes and goes at the studio and had some girls crying from
happiness here recently when he visited during buffups for the  
"This is Us" (Josh E) casting director workshop.  

Froy Gutierrez, Isabella Gomez, andRita Moreno,in One Day at a Time (2017)
Froy in Teen Wolf

MATTHEW MCCANN's
(Middle School Master Student who comes back  
in the summer to take class) Matthew is a regular on the 
show "MAN WITH A PLAN" on CBS, 
which WON the 
People's Choice Award for best new Comedy in 2017!!!  
Second season is happening right now.  

Matthew McCann

MOHANA KRISHNAN'S (Current Master Student)
Mohona's Nick show, "I AM FRANKIE", got picked  
up for a 2nd season & she will be filming that shortly!!!  
Congrats Mohana!  
You can watch Season 1 here: http://www.nick.com/i-am-frankie/

Mohana is the one on the far left.

THOMAS MANN
(Former Master teacher/Aide/ & Master Student Living in L.A.)  
Thomas filmed a new movie "LAND OF STEADY HABITS" coming out 
 sometime this year with Edie Falco, Ben Mendelsohn  
and Connie Britton. He starts a movie called "THE HIGHWAYMEN"  
with Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson in February about the men  
that caught and killed Bonnie and Clyde. He has a movie he's starting  
in April with Alec Baldwin and Ellen Burstyn that is basically a 3 character movie. He also is a lead in a western he's shooting in Spring that has a small cast written by a two time academy award nominated screenwriter, John Styles. Has an excellent indie on Netflix called "SOME FREAKS", where he is the lead. Thomas is a heavy hitter in L.A. circles and I am so very proud of him!  We saw Thomas in "Kong:Skull Island" where he made it through without dying the whole movie!!!.. And we also saw Thomas on "Fargo" the week after He did a workshop for us Feb 12, Where he threw up on cue!  
(That scene is on my instagram!)  

LOGAN MILLER
(Former Master teacher/ Aide/ Master student Living in L.A.)
 Logan has a Fox movie called "LOVE, SIMON" coming out in
March. He has a movie with Blumhouse called "PREY".  
Also, he has a movie called "THE MAZE" coming out and an indie with 
Jim Gaffigan and Anna Gunn called "YOU CAN CHOOSE YOUR FAMILY".
We saw him this last season on 8 episodes of "Walking Dead".
 
STEPHEN DINH  
(Master teacher/Aide/ Premiere Student about to live in L.A.) 
Stephen has a movie coming out with Margot Robbie called "DREAMLAND". 


Stephen Dinh


ALEX YONKS (Former Master Student living in L.A)  
Alex is living the dream in LA! She gets to work on the set of TV's top  
show "BIG BANG THEORY"!!! CHECK OUT THE   
CREDITS ON THE SCRIPT BELOW for ALEX's NAME!!!  
ALEX has an office in Chuck Lorrie's Bldg on Warner Brothers lot. 


Alex Yonks


CALEB PIERCE
(Master teacher still in Summer/Former Aide/  
Former Master Student, Lives in L.A. )  
Caleb booked a 10 day guest starring role on "GREY'S ANATOMY"
scheduled to air March 15th.  
I got this text from Caleb about this project: "
Cathryn! Just had to tell you it could not be going better on Greys.  
I was told Ellen Pompeo who's directing the episode, after one of my  
scenes with the other guy leaned over to producers and told them  
"These boys are killing it. If there's one thing I know how to do, it's cast 
actors!"  

It is comments like that that make me so thankful for the training, dedication  
    
and drive you have for your students. Thanks for all the countless times you flew in top agents and casting directors so that when we were ready, we'd be prepared to SOAR in LA. I feel like I can hold my own on a set and it's one of the best feelings ever!  
I LOVE YOU!"

 
Alex Yonks, Cathryn Sullivan, and Caleb Pierce

HAYDEN CRAWFORD 
has 5 new episodes of  " Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, Dawn" on Nick!   
Be sure to tune in and check it out! 


Hayden Crawford (pictured on right)


JT NEAL (Former Aide/ Former Master teacher-lives in L.A. now)  
J. T. has 2 projects coming out this year. "SIERRA BURGESS IS A 
LOSER", which stars Shannon Purser from "Stranger Things", and 
RJ Cyler from "Power Rangers", and "LIFE IN A YEAR", with 
Jaden Smith and Cara Delevigne! 




J T Neal is on the far right, bottom pic

PARKER WEATHERSBEE 
booked five days on a miniseries shooting  
in Austin called "The Long Road Home". It is airing now.  
Parker got this through his local agency, Dee Ann Vernon from  
Kim Dawson Agency.  

   
 SAVANNAH JAYDE and KATIE SARIFE 
(Both former master students & Katie was an aide)  are both cast in this YouTube Red show called "YOUTH & CONSEQUENCES". 

BELLE SHOUSE
recently rapped season 6 of the Emmy nominated  
Netflix show "PROJECT MC2" which filmed in Vancouver BC Canada.  
She dyed her hair red to portray Ember Evergreen and has a look alike doll that is sold at all major toy retailers like Target Toysrus Walmart, Amazon, etc.  Belle is back to blonde and currently resides in L.A.  (pictured below), but she use to drive up from Brennan, Texas for many years for class and became a master- until she booked her  
first T.V. show "Secrets and Lies".  
 
 

MADISON PETTIS (Was in the "Little Kid Pro" class back in the day)  
has a new series called "FIVE POINTS"  
that will stream on Facebook Watch.  
Kerry Washington from "Scandal" is Executive Producer. They haven't set the exact release date yet but it should be in February or March.
 
 
 
Kerry Washington &Madison Pettis

DEBBY RYAN was Disney's first female director to direct a live  
action series. They negotiated one episode and Disney was so  
impressed they gave her more. She was a legit producer on "Jessie"  
as well being the star on that Disney show. Not just in name.  
She has her own production company.  
We are small and don't move too quickly because she's growing her  
directing and acting careers. Debby is about to produce an indie  
feature this year.


MCKALEY MILLER 
All we can say is she booked a film that is a  
thriller with an Academy Award winning actress. She also has a   
script being made into a mini-series and her other film she worked on  
for a lot of 2017 is to come out later this year too.  
Can't say name or studio on that one either. More details on this soon.  
McKaley Miller
 
 
BEN PIERCE 
is currently a series regular on Season 2 of 'Guidance'  
available on Hulu, and stars in an episode of 'Reverie' coming to NBC  
in March (Ben's episode is set to air April 17).  
Ben can be seen in  
plus an AdCouncil PSA that's about to run for it's third year   

BEN also has millions of view on his YouTube channel, and over  
1/4 million subscribers!!! Go Ben! My favorite is this one. It has over  
13 million viewsand every actor in it was my students at the  
time except for one:
 
 
BELLA LOUGHBOROUGH is an Associate Producer on Dr Phil. 
She finds about 2-3 stories per month and helps produce them.

SHANNON ROUSSEAU is the weekend anchor/reporter/producer   
at KTTC in Minnesota, an NBC-affiliate. She was told time and  
again that she would NOT be able to find a job in Anchoring and
Reporting which she fell in love with after being an actor at the studio
for approx four years. She checked everywhere and ended up finding
one in Minnesota! Now- THAT is a girl willing to pay her dues to get
the career she wants. I'm so proud of her.
 
HAYLEY HUGHEY is doing something similiar in Arkansas at  
KNWA/Fox 24 where she anchors as well. 

SAHANA SRINIVASAN (Former Premiere Student)   
Sahana booked an untitled "Netflix: science show, as the Host/Star.  
The producer on this one is so COOOL!!...but they won't let me
post who it is! UGH! She got an apartment paid in  
New York for 3 months that came along with it! She
was going to UT in Austin when she booked this
project from a taped audition.  
               Sahana S 
 
CAMRYN JONES is Theresa on "THE MAYOR" on ABC.  
Camryn plays Theresa and practically dominated the whole  
promo that was playing onABC the whole week before!
PLUS she was on  "LAW & ORDER:Menandez Brothers" which aired
Oct 17th.Camryn is a master studentand has been taking classes  
from me as she drives from Houston every week.  
She also does privates with Cody Linley.
  
 
MARIA MOYA booked a Robert Rodriguez film that filmed in Austin that will come out possibly in 2018!
 
MEGAN MCGOWN booked a LIFETIME movie called  
"I WANT YOUR MOM". She plays Tory, the leads bff!

MARIA ZUNIGA booked a lead in a feature film that shoots in  
Canada. 

NATALIE STOVALL,
a student  I had in Nashville, TN many  
years ago- was on "The Voice"  this season. (Blake's pick!)   
Check out her insta where she  
fiddled/guitared with Keith urban last week.
 




Check out DEVIN WAY in this Abercrombie Commerical!!! 
Devin and I (Former Aide, Master student currently living in L.A) 

---->>>> Click here to watch Devin in action (warning Rated PG-14)
 Ambercrombie Ad <<<<----

ALEX ALFORD's film "HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO SUBURBIA" is  
a finalist in this month's LA Cinefest!  
Says his Momma " I am so proud of Alex and ALL  
of your students who were involved in this film -
ALEX, ZAK DENLEY,  
ALEX GAY, STEPHEN DINH, TREVOR DOUGLAS,  
ALEXANDRIA BRYANT, LAUREN STEPHENSON,  
JONNY GALLEGOS, JAY SCARBOROUGH, and  
JAGGER HAYNES". (The whole cast were my students!)  
The cool movie poster was done by an  
artist in UK - it's so cool!
 

ELKE DEPEW 
booked her first feature film. She comes to the studio from Austin. 
 
PAIGE MCGARVIN booked the PLAYSTATION pilot. 
 
KAMBRY MUSSER booked the young Kylie Jenner role for  
"Scandal Made Me Famous", and she just filmed a commercial/industrial this weekend for a new  
board game that came out.  
 
HAYLEY ORRANTIA is a regular on THE ABC SHOW
"THE GOLDBERGS" and has filmed 121 episodes. She
is currently filming her fifth season. She booked this show
3 weeks after going to L.A. and is an unbelievable singer
as well. Hayley was a Premiere Student.  

Here is a picture of KIERA STRAUSS & MITCHELL PAULSEN
at the Premiere for  "UNDERNEATH" in Dallas Jan 2018
with super agent DEE ANN VERNON
from Kim Dawson Agency! 
 
Kiera, Dee Ann, and Mitchell
 
 
NOT UR GIRLFRENZ have been super busy in their first year as a  
band! They WON the "Battle of the Texas Legends", and have moved  
on to record and release 3 covers, and have originals coming early  
2018! They also have some AMAZING news that we can't share yet
....so stay tuned! In the meantime...check out this adorable cartoon  
of my middle school master students and mini-aides,  
AKA: Not Ur Girlfrenz! 
 
 
 
(L to R) Maren Alford, Liv Haynes, Gigi Haynes
 
CAROLINE PERRYMAN (Former Aide/Master Student)  
Caroline  is a drama director at Aledo Middle School and has  
"Legally Blonde" coming out with her as the director!
 

Caroline Perryman


EMMA LOU CUNNINGHAM
was featured by Junior Model Magazine, representing the USA  
(8 page feature), before being chosen as one of their Top 20  
junior models worldwide (Special print edition came out in January).

LANDON BROOKS 
booked a point of concept for a series  
"WEB OF EVE". He Even had his own trailer!  

ELISE HOWARD 
booked a lead role in an independent pilot,  
filming in January! 

ELLE CHAVIS & HAILEY SCONTRINO 
booked a PHILLIPS 66  
commercial. 

ASHLEIGH OOMAN booked a HASBRO commercial.  

JENNI MABREY booked a Mary Kay commercial.   
 
THREE of my adults booked an air conditioning commercial:
RENE LITTLE,BRIAN SULLIVAN (Yes..my hubby)& DAVID MELROSE. 

REESE TAYLOR booked a national commerical!!!! Woo hoo!!!
Reese Taylor
 
ANNABETH KELLY 
got a local agent (Dee Ann Vernon) and  
booked a  VO commercial in the same week. 
 
HANNAH NORUM booked a commerical in Austin for  
"Parents Empowered". 

ROBBI ALLISON 
booked and shot a short for a pregnant  
woman for  Prestonwood Pregnancy Center. 

 
MITCHELL GOSSETT
joins Industry Entertainment Partners As Manager  
Mitchell is at the same management company as Michael Hepburn  
 
***Follow daily bookings and watch Cathryn Sullivan  
students on TV & film by following her on Twitter &   
Instagram.
Twitter: Actingforfilm
Instagram: Cathysully2 

News!


The "Amazing Josh and Kate workshop"!I am jump-up-and-down excited to announce that casting director,Josh Einsohn 
of "THIS IS US" is doing aworkshop at the studio December 16-17! (His show just won two Emmys 2017).Kate Lacey-Kiley will be 
co-teaching with him. She is an Emmy nominated producer 
(of "Casting By" ) who is currently developing a TV series with a network, and is also producing a feature film.I am so excited!!! 

They are coming the weekend of December 16-17! More details below.

Registration for the "Amazing Josh and Kate workshop" is 
Saturday, November 11 at 10am.

A chance to be first in this workshop and to develop your character & scenes and Voiceover with a two day half day camp! I've askedCody Linleyto fly in the weekend before Thanksgiving to help the students develop their character and get their scene and voice-over ready for the upcoming workshops.
Yes, We have buff-ups for free, but that is only a small amount of time of being immersed in your scene that is required to really blow the room away. You have a better chance to compete when you are seriously prepared like a pro going into those workshops. Also,With this workshop comes a:

1) $20 off the "Amazing Josh and Kate workshop" and
2) Acceptance into the seminar before anyone else
3) You must be 11 years old and a Master Student

Registration for Cody Linley's "Character Boot Camp" is Tomorrow, (Sunday) November 5th at 1:30pm.


This two day, half-day camp Saturday and Sunday, November 18-19 for just $225. It is Only for Master students for two different ages, but there is another workshop on Friday night, November 17 for
Film 2-New Master 2! More details below.

If you got wait-listed in the first ten minutes of registration for Mitchell Gossett (from 1pm-1:10pm), we are going to make it up to you.
We are trying to make it up to you if you were wait-listed within the first 10 minutes of registration for Mitchell Gossett .
We can't make any more room for you in HIS workshop, but we can give you first shot at the "Amazing Josh and Kate Workshop".
More details below.

As always, we are excited to have 
Dee Ann Vernon from 
The Kim Dawson Agency 
, as well as 
Barbara Blanchette from The Campbell Agencyat both of the big seminars coming up- the one December 2-3 and December 16-17! We can't wait to show them how much you all have grown during this fall session!!




Also, Look at the calendar. Some things have changed based on the two workshops. We WILL have classes this next week.
Mitchell Gossett originally was going to be coming the Nov. 11th weekend, but we changed that date to December 2-3... which is why classes weren't originally on the schedule this week because it was for buffups. We basically switched those two weeks around.

What an exciting fall we are having!!

DETAILS!!(Here are the details. Please read them and go by them carefully).


Cody Linley
Cody Linley is going to help you work on the character and scene for Mitchell Gossett and voiceover with Melissa Berger at a Boot Camp Saturday & Sunday, November 18-19! Half day camp

I am bringing in Cody Linley to teach two classes (based on level and age) to focus on the scene for the
Mitchell Gossett/David Doan/Melissa Berger or Josh Einshohn/Kate Kiley and Voice-over scenes for Melissa Berger Brennan of CESD.

It is a two day half day camp for two different ages:

Preparation: Students will receive sides and breakdown via email a couple days before class for the mock audition or you can use the script you have gotten from "Pick out Script" Day scheduled for November 12th for any of the upcoming Industry Guest workshops.

Actor's Boot Camp:
Ages 9-13 (Younger group)
Masters
10:00am - 2:00pm
Saturday&Sunday, November 18th & 19th, 2017
(Snack included!)
$225
Perks: $20 off Josh Einsohn workshop & student gets to signup for the workshop before anyone else


Actor's Boot Camp Ages 14+ above (Older group)
Masters
3:00pm -7:00pm
Saturday&Sunday,November 18th & 19th, 2017
(Snack included!)

$225

This all new two day workshop was built to challenge you and help you grow in multiple areas of your acting. Through individual and group work, you will strengthen your acting muscle and generate optimal growth. You can bring a script that you'd like to work on, or be assigned a scene.If you are taking the Mitchell Gossett or
Josh Einshohn & Melissa Berger seminars, bring your script and voice-over and we will work together to help you feel even more confident with your characters and voices.

You will gain valuable tools and experiences such as:
  • Voice & movement warm ups
  • Voice over techniques
  • Embodying the character
  • Script analysis
  • Improv comedy
  • & More!
Casting From An Actor's Perspective
For Film 2-New Master 2
Ages 10-27 years old
5:30pm - 9pm
Friday, November 17th, 2017
$99.95

We arealso bringing back Cody's successful Casting Workshop:Casting From An Actors Perspective! Even if you have taken it once or twice, most will probably want to take it again to get the experience of seeing the casting experience from both the director and actor's perspective.

Students will experience the role of being a casting director themselves, and auditioning for one another in a mock audition. They will also learn how to improve their acting career from someone who's been in the acting business for decades. Additional topics include:
  • Mailing Casting Offices.
  • Social Media to promote your brand.
  • Common mistakes.
  • The role of preparation.
  • What to do when you get a script the night before an audition!
  • And More!

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If you got wait-listed within the first ten minutes of registration!-

If you got wait-listed within the first ten minutes of registration for the Mitchell Gossett workshop and you qualified (which means: you are in a class this Fall session-either in a weekend intensive or the weekly classes) we are going to try and make it up to you. If your registration is time-stamped between1pm-1:10pm, we are going to let you be one of the first to sign up for "The Amazing Josh and Kate workshop".

 

Just email 4classreg@gmail.com and in the subject line put: "Registered in the FIRST10" and explain who you are (Or who your child is), you can request your preference for that workshop,and we will email you back as we try to get you into the appropriate class and here is the catch: You must email us this in the next two days, before 11pm Central time on November 6th.

 

Question: But why did my child get wait-listed?!

Answer:We had so many people register for this workshop, It was crazy. It took my registration manager and her aide twelve hours each to process all of the registration in a fair way with us trying to decide the most fair way for students to get spots in this MG workshop.

Mitchell is such a dynamic speaker, so charismatic and one of the best teachers we've ever had at the studio EVER.

 

In One of the six sessions, 43 people signed up for middle school master students within the first few minutes! I can only take 22 students per session for a workshop. The master students who did not get into the Saturday Mitchell Gossett/David Doan/Melissa Berger Workshop got first pick for the Sunday session with Mitchell Gossett/ David Doan, the spot that was suppose to be for Film 2-Film 5.

 

We had to sacrifice the spot meant for Film 2-Film 5, but It's only fair! Masters will always get priority at my studio since they have worked harder and longer on their skills than any of the lower level students, however I know it hurts not to be allowed to be in a workshop that was that important. That is why we are giving you a chance to sign up for the next workshop ahead of time by following the directions located above in this section.



Josh Einsohn Seminar - Saturday, Dec. 16th, 2017 - $235
($215 if you are taking one of the 2 Actor's Boot Camps with Cody)
9am - 11:30pm- AC & Young Film
1pm - 4pm-Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5
4pm - 7pm- Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2, & Adults

Josh Einsohn Seminar - Sunday, Dec. 17th, 2017 - $235
($215 if you are taking one of the 2 Actor's Boot Camps with Cody)
9am - 12pm-Middle School Masters
1pm - 4pm- Middle School & High School Masters
4pm - 7pm- High School Masters (16 & Up)
Buffups will be the week before Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, December 12, 13, 14th and included in the price."Pick out Script"
day is also included in the Price where the student can come and discuss the type of scenes they might want to do and if that will work with the industry guests coming to the studio.
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Actor's Boot Camp Ages 9-13 (Younger group) - $225
($20 off the "Amazing Josh and Kate Workshop" and the first ones to sign up for it)
Saturday&Sunday, November 18th & 19th, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
(Snack included!)
$225

Actor's Boot Camp Ages 14-27 (Older group) - $225
($20 off the "Amazing Josh and Kate Workshop" and the first ones to sign up for it)
Saturday&Sunday,November 18th & 19th, 2017
3:00pm -7:00pm
(Snack included!)
$225

Casting From An Actor's Perspective-All Levels- Ages 8+ - $99.95
Friday, November 17th, 2017
5:30pm - 9pm
$99.95
*****Pick Out Script Day for the Josh Seminar is*****
Monday, November 27th, 2017
5:00 - 6:15pm - AC Students
6:15 - 7:45pm - Film Students
7:45 - 9:00pm - Master Students
***Picks out Script Day for Mitchell Gossett Seminar is***

Pick out Script Day for Mitchell Gossett Seminar is
Saturday, November 12th, the same day as the
"Wondrous Woman" workshop.
10-11:30am for AC and Young Film
3:30-5pm Film Students and Young Masters
5-6:30 Masters
Please bring your acting folder with all of your scripts from class to pick out scripts.

Pre-Approved Scripts: If you have a script that you would like to use from class that you have starred, please email it to cathysully2@gmail.com for approval.If you email your requests for a script & It's approve, you will not have to come to the pick out script day.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a CURRENT STUDENT attending class to participate in seminars AND you must have completed AC 1, AC 2 & or Film 1 & Film 2 or Film 1 & Film 3. (As long as you have completed or are in the process of completing 2 series classes). Please email 4classreg@gmail.com if you have any questions before registering.

When registering, please register for seminar time (appropriate to your level and age) and do not forget to register for a buff up if you are taking the seminar for the Casting Director. You can pick your own script per my approval.

Note: Make sure you have a photo on file with us at the front desk. Cathryn doesn't always know your child by name.


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"BUILDING WONDROUS GIRLS & WONDROUS WOMEN" WORKSHOP!
A workshop on how to build strong girls and women!
By Cathryn Sullivan & Carmen Studer, Life Coach
Sunday, NOVEMBER12 1pm-3:30pm



As most of you know, I have been on the team that has helped build some of the strongest and fascinating women in the world including Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. If you are not sure where to check out this info, look at Selena Gomez
E-Hollywood Story. You will see me there (I was 30 pounds overweight then! Ew).

Also, Dianna De la Garza is Demi Lovato's mother. Her book comes out March 6th, 2018 and OUR STUDIO is one of the places she is signing autographs for her book because she says I am through-out that book because of my work with Demi. I want to build more girls...being able to handle things with strength, but it takes time and work & help from their mommas.

Ideally, This is a MOMMA-DAUGHTER workshop but All Moms/Daughters/Girls/Women are invited to this workshop!

"HOW TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE LIKE A SUPER POWER" is the subject of this workshop designed only for girls and women!
CHANGE YOUR WORLD!
ACQUIRE COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE!
Begin your Super Hero journey!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 1pm-3:30pm
Before and After "PICK OUT SCRIPT DAY".
$55.

 

One of the BIGGEST & BEST Seminars of the Year is happening Dec 2-3rd! Senior Vice-President of CESD & the person Voted "Best Industry Guest TEACHER" by my Master/Premiere students MITCHELL GOSSETT is coming! He also will be here with one of his best New York CESD agents David Doan- who takes care of Broadway, film & TV in New York. Also, one of our favorites, Melissa Berger is coming too- who happens to be the TOP agent for youth voice over in the industry (in the world!) at CESD L.A. are coming to the studio December 2nd & 3rd!!

REGISTRATION WILL BE THIS SATURDAY,
OCTOBER 28 at 1pm!

 


THE BIGGEST WORKSHOP OF THE YEAR IS FINALLY HERE! BE SURE AND SIGN UP FOR IT THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28TH AT 1PM!
IT COULD LITERALLY CHANGE YOUR FUTURE~ !
...as It has for many of my students.

Wow! What a great beginning to all of my classes! I'm so glad to be back at the studio. It is full of happy actors and actresses who have missed their second home!

Soooo- Guess what?! The most highly anticipated workshop of the year is about to happen! and THIS TIME--Mitchell Gossett is not just bringing one of his top booking agents from L.A. Melissa Berger, he is also bringing one of his Broadway, Film and TV New York Agents from CESD, David Doan!

Mitchell and I have known each other for about 16 years now building stars through-out the years. Note the pictures below-


A Decade Ago ....These are the stars that Mitchell and I helped start out! If you look hard, you will see Demi Lovato, Cody Linley, Logan Miller, Logan Henderson in a picture before all of them were famous. Taylor Tippens, Lindsey Black, Seth Ginsberg is also pictured and are still doing the Acting biz in different cities.

This summer!
This was the Middle School Master class that met this summer for a Middle School Master Intensive (Only 13 students for 22 hours-Less students, more time) and in it was Bryce Gheisar ("WALK THE PRANK", "A DOG'S PURPOSE", "WONDER"), Matt McCann (A regular on network comedy hit "MAN WITH A PLAN with Matt LeBlanc (from FRIENDS), Mallory Mahoney (Disney's "Adventures in Babysitting", Now- going to be on "Bunk'd" for the next two years), Estelle Hermansen (The girl who slapped Academy Award-winning Kathy Bates and had a stare-down contest with her too in "American Horror Story" last year. It was impressive! Kiera Strauss from "Roots" was in this class as well as all three girls the hit GIRL band "Noturgirlfrenz". Bryce, Matt, Estelle, two out of the three girls in the hit band & Caleb Pierce are with Mitchell at CESD & some of his new Cathryn/Mitchell Stars Coming up right now.

Middle School masters got started first this session!
Not only is Mitchell an amazing talent agent who has helped build many of my stars, he is senior vice-president of one of the biggest & best Children/teen agencies in the world. My students learn so much and enjoy his passionate teaching and his immense love for acting. YES!One of the most anticipated workshops of the year is coming withMITCHELLGOSSETT!Joining him will be the awesomeMELISSA BERGER BRENNAN,andDAVID DOANwho are also ofC.E.S.D.!!!

SIGN UP FOR BOTH MITCHELL/DAVIDS's class (Scene workdone like no-one else!) and MELISSA's class, where she will be teaching one of her specialities-Voice-over!
This MITCHELL GOSSETT/DAVID DOAN/MELISSA BERGER-BRENNAN seminar will beDecember 2nd & 3rd, so mark your calendars NOW and be ready to have a great time and learn acting techniques to use in your toolbox!!!We will also have our wonderful local agents,Dee Ann VernonwithThe Kim Dawson Agency, andBarbara BlanchettewithThe Campbell Agency!

REGISTRATION WILL BE SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th AT 1PM!
Mitchell Gossett
Senior Vice President
CESD Talent Agency

I can't wait to show them how much my student's have grown!!!
WHO IS MITCHELL GOSSETT?!Mitchell is one of the most prestigious agents in the kid/teen actor arena of all time! He really is! He is a rare kind of agent as he has a masters degree in acting & is actually known all over the world for his eye for talent! CESD has been around since 1967 and has offices in both L.A. & New York in which Mitchell is senior vice-president of! We are so lucky that he takes such a great interest in Texas! Mitchell & I have partnered for many years and helped make many of my students the stars they are today.Mitchellbegin
the careers of Miley Cyrus, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato, Cody Linley, Logan Henderson(& the list goes on and on) to get their start many years ago.Right Now, Mitchell has helped begin and is still working on the careers of Bryce Gheisar, Matt McCann, Estelle Hermansen, Marsia Martin from me. Others who are not mine but have become huge stars areJennifer Lawrence, Lucy Hale, Zendaya, Dylan Minnette (13 Reasons Why) Darren Criss, Grant Gustin who is The Flash in CW, Melissa Benoist(Super Girl) Sean Giambrone ( The Goldberg's) Katherine McNamara (Shadowhunters) Atticus Shaffer ( The Middle) Auli'i Cravalho (Moana) Danielle Campbell (The Originals) Wyatt Oleff ( It)Navia Robinson (Raven) Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men) Abigail Pniowsky (Ten Days In The Valley) Caleb McLaughlin (Stranger Things) and Miley Cyrus, whom he asked me to coach her for her screen test for Hannah Montana and I DID!
(Below picture is from this month where Mitchell and I visited Matt McCann and his momma, Cari on the Studio Set of "Man with a Plan" starring Matt LeBlanc.

WHO IS DAVID DOAN?!Davidis a Theatrical Agent in New York City at CESD, a bi-coastal full service talent agency. David books actors of all ages on TV, film, and theater and has been working in the business for over 15 years. Previously, he was an Agent and the Head of the Theatrical Department at Generation TV, a Talent Manager at J. Mitchell Management, and a Casting Director at Nickelodeon where he helped cast pilots includingVICTORIOUSandBig Time Rush.He was nominated for a 2012 Daytime Emmy Award for casting Nick Jr.'sBubble Guppies.He has the unique perspective of having worked as a Talent Manager, a Casting Director, and now as an Agent all within the youth market. His specialty over the years has been discovering young and breakout talent, and his clients are seen all over Broadway, on TV, and in film. His advice to young actors is, "Keep training! Continue to take classes and get as much experience as you can, whether it is school or community theater or student films."

MELISSA BERGER-BRENNANis Mitchell's right hand man (woman), so you need to meet & work with her too, one on one! You get a discount if you sign up for both! Melissa is the Director of the Young Talent Voiceover Dept and covers film & TV as well placing clients in projects like Man with a Plan, The Kicks, Just Add Magic, Blackish, The Goldbergs (the main dude!), Grimm, Glee, Shameless, Mad Men, ParenthoodWalking Dead, etc. In Animation (VO), she has placed clients in leading roles in movies like Moana, The Good Dinasour, Big Hero 6, Hotel Transylvania 2, Peanuts, Kung Fu Panda 3, Peabody & Sherman, Happy Feet 2, & also, animated series regulars including leads in Sofia the first, Adventure Time, Lion Guard, Phineas & Ferb,Avatar, Dof McStuffins, Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Legend of Korra and many more and even more in commercials and feature films! Melissa studied theater & acting at the University of Michigan and holds an MFA in Acting from California Institute of the Arts.
***SEMINAR INFORMATION***

MASTERS CLASSES WILL BE ONSATURDAYTHIS TIME,
NOTSUNDAY!
WE ARE SWITCHING IT UP!

(NOTE:
YOU MUST BE FLEXIBLE WITH TIME WHEN IT COMES TO
MITCHELL GOSSETT! He is a brilliant teacher and he doesn't stay on time).

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2nd, 2016:
MASTERS ONLY
(Prices include: 1) Seminar 2) "Pick out Script" day 3) One "Buff up night"

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A. & N.Y),David Doan (CESD- New York) & Melissa Berger Seminar (Top Agent CESD- L.A.)
Middle School Masters
(12/2/2017)
9am-12pm - $269.

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A.&N.Y),David Doan(CESD- New York)& Melissa Berger Seminar (Top Agent CESD-L.A.)
High School Masters (Ages 14-17)
(12/2/2017)
1:15-4:15 - $269.

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A.&N.Y),David Doan(CESD- New York)& Melissa Berger Seminar (Top Agent CESD-L.A.)
Premiere & High School Masters Ages 17 & Up
(12/2/2017)
4:30-7:30 pm - $269.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3rd, 2016:
(Prices include: 1) Seminar 2) "Pick out Script" Day & 3) One "Buff up Night")

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A. & N.Y) &
David Doan(CESD-New York) Seminar
AC & Young Film
(12/3/2017)
9am-11:30am - $235

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A. & N. Y.) &
David Doan (CESD- New York) Seminar
Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6
(12/3/2017)
1-4pm - $235

Mitchell Gossett (Sr VP of CESD L.A. & N. Y.) &
David Doan (CESD- New York) Seminar
New Master 1, New Master 2, and Adults
(12/3/2017)
4-7pm - $235

Melissa Berger (Top Agent CESD- L.A.) Voiceover Workshop
Beginner - Intermediate (12-18 years old)
(12/3/2017)
9am-12pm$235 ($20 rebate on this if you take MITCHELL workshop)

Melissa Berger (Top Agent CESD-L.A.) Voiceover Workshop
Older AC & Young Film Ages 6-12
(12/3/2017)
1pm - 3:30pm $235 ($20 rebate on this if you take MITCHELL workshop)
MelissaBerger (Top Agent CESD-L.A.) Voiceover Workshop
Intermediate - Advanced
(12/3/2017)
4pm-7pm$235 ($20 rebate on this if you take MITCHELL workshop)

PICK OUT SCRIPTS DAY will be NOVEMBER 12th, the day of "HOW TO BE A SUPER WONDROUS GIRL!"

Please bring your acting folder with all of your scripts from class to pick out scripts.

If you have a script that you would like to use from class that you have starred, please email it to cathysully2@gmail.com for approval.
Ifyou email your requests for a script & It's approve, you will not have to come to the pick out script day.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a CURRENT STUDENT attending class to participate in seminars AND you must have completed AC 1, AC 2 & or Film 1 & Film 2 or Film 1 & Film 3. (As long as you have completed or are in the process of completing 2 series classes). Please email 4classreg@gmail.com if you have any questions before registering.

When registering, please register for seminar time (appropriate to your level and age) and do not forget to register for a buff up if you are taking the seminar for the Casting Director. You can pick your own script per my approval.

BUFF UPS
(Buff Ups are for seminar students ONLY AND they come with the seminar! Buffups are for the scene study portion only, NOT VOICEOVER!)
CHOOSE ONLY 1 BUFF UP
time/date.

Please select a script you enjoy and is in your age group (you can tell this by reading the sides). Please be sure to study these scripts NOW before your buff up. Buff Ups are just that... to BUFF UP what you have already been working on. It is difficult to come to the buff up without knowing your character and your sides, so please be ready to come with your questions, suggestions and ideas. Please bring 3 copies of your sides for yourself and the READER and Cathryn for your buff up.
Buff Up # 1 - AC Students
Tuesday: (11/28/17)
4pm-5pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 2
Tuesday: (11/28/17)
5pm-7pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 3
Tuesday: (11/28/2017)
7pm-9pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 4 - AC Students
Wednesday: (11/29/2017)
4pm-5pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 5
Wednesday: (11/29/2017)
5pm-7pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 6
Wednesday: (11/29/2017)
7pm-9pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 8
Thursday: (11/30/2017)
5-7pm - Must be registered for the seminar

Buff Up # 7
Thursday: (11/30/2017)
7-9pm - Must be registered for the seminar
BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!!


Cathryn and Bryce on the set of "Walk the Prank"
Matthew McCann and Cathryn on the set of "Man with a Plan"
Man with the Plan - Behind the Scenes
CAMRYN JONES
is Theresa on "THE MAYOR" Which debut was Tuesday,Oct 3rd. on ABC. Camryn plays Theresa andpractically dominated the whole promo that was playing on ABC the whole week before! PLUS she was on LAW & ORDER:Menandez brothers,which was on Oct 17th.Camryn is a master studentand has been taking classes from me as she drives from Houston every week. She also does privates with Cody Linley.

Camryn Jones


BRYCE CASSbooked 13 episodes of "13 Reasons Why". He was promised SEVEN episodes, but has been in all THIRTEEN EPISODES!! That is why he disappeared after June during summer classes. I put him on tape for that project, but they had been watching him since last season when he screen tested for three roles.Woo hoo!!!


STEPHEN DINHbooked a big budget film!!! So excited to share the details soon! He's already filmed a portion of it and will have more this month on that set. He plays the best friend to one of the main stars.

Devin Way, Cathryn Sullivan, and Stephen Dinh in LA!

KENNEDY HERMANSENbooked the film "One Nation Under God" (casting by Joey Paul Jensen).
Kennedy on the left
HAYLEY ORRANTIAis working on her FIFTH season as a regular on "The Goldbergs" on ABC. There she is with the dog! Sooo cute!

The Goldbergs Season 5
BELLE SHOUSEis in Project MC2 second season. She even has her own doll!

Belle Shouse

ESHAN INAMDARbooked a Dell commercial AND Dell Trailblazer Promo.

Eshan Inamdar - Dell Commercial
JASON KELLY's mom sent this to me: Jason did his recording at Cakemix Studios.. He's one of the Little People voices for a Fisher Price toy! He had so much fun and Bruce and Lisa at the studio were great.
Last newsletter, I announced that MADISON PETTIS booked the guest spot on "We Bare Bears" on Cartoon Network, but it was actuallySYDNEY BELLthat booked it! (Sorry, Sydney) They liked her so much, they asked Sydney back for another episode! Besides that, she booked a guest spot on SAG Podcast and she got her SAG card! Woo hoo! Way to Go, Sydney!
SPENCER MABREYbooked the film, "TheChickasaw Rancher", He played young EB.
Spencer on set.
SYRE COLLINSbooked a Great Wolf Lodge commercial.

FINLEY JOHNSONbooked a Pizza Hut VO radio commercial. It was her very first audition & she just moved to Master Class this session! Way to go, Finley!
ANNIKA SAWANTbooked a Tarrant County College Commercial as well asVALENTINA BOLCHI! Valentina also booked a HEB commercial!

MALLORY SNOWbooked an MOS spot on Sun Tan City.

PEARCE COLWELLbooked a role in a short film called "Almost and Away".

JOSHUA GAGEis doing his second season of Six recurring role of Ricky.

ESTELLE HERMANSENbooked a JCP Commercial.

PARKER WEATHERSBEEbooked a Toys R Us Industrial.

MASON HOOPERBooked an indie film "Sweet and Lo" Supporting Role.
OLIVER PLUNKERTbooked "Fetch M.D. Web Spots"

CAMILA CARREONbooked a "Great Wolf Lodge" Principal role.
LUKE OMALZAbooked a Hasbro Zombie StrikeCommercial.

ROBBIE ALLISONbooked a short film for Prestonwood baptist church pregnancy center.
EDISON GRANTbooked an episode for "Life Church".

ANGEL MCRAYbooked a Dell Trailblazer Promo!

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"BUILDING WONDROUS GIRLS & WONDROUS WOMEN" WORKSHOP!
A workshop on how to build strong girls and women!
By Cathryn Sullivan & Carmen Studer, Life Coach
Sunday, NOVEMBER12 1pm-3:30pm



As most of you know, I have been on the team that has helped build some of the strongest and fascinating women in the world including Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. If you are not sure where to check out this info, look at Selena Gomez
E-Hollywood Story. You will see me there (I was 30 pounds overweight then! Ew).

Also, Dianna De la Garza is Demi Lovato's mother. Her book comes out March 6th, 2018 and OUR STUDIO is one of the places she is signing autographs for her book because she says I am through-out that book because of my work with Demi. I want to build more girls...being able to handle things with strength, but it takes time and work & help from their mommas.

Ideally, This is a MOMMA-DAUGHTER workshop but All Moms/Daughters/Girls/Women are invited to this workshop!

"HOW TO DEVELOP CONFIDENCE LIKE A SUPER POWER" is the subject of this workshop designed only for girls and women!
CHANGE YOUR WORLD!
ACQUIRE COURAGE AND CONFIDENCE!
Begin your Super Hero journey!

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 1pm-3:30pm
Before and After "PICK OUT SCRIPT DAY".
$55.

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I'm so looking forward to our upcoming seminars to see what new and exciting things will happen at the studio!
Passionately,
Cathryn Sullivan
972-353-3456 Studio phone
Cathysully2@gmail.com (Cathryn's private email and questions for Cathryn)
4classreg@gmail.com (for front desk and registration questions)



Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them! 

 

Summer classes were so amazing with profound growth, fun, excitement and success with my students!  It really was a magical place this summer! It's so much fun watching each of my students developing into rock-solid, strong, successful, skilled artists at the studio......Our place where actors call "Home"!!!  

 Registration is Saturday, September 2nd at 10am ONLINE AT CATHRYNSULLIVAN.COM for Fall Classes! We are about to have registration this next Saturday, September 2nd at 10am for the Fall session 2017. An artist who wants to be a professional actor must have more than science and math or even drama at school.  Their souls ache for growing the spirit into what they are meant to be, and we are really great at making skilled, happy, balanced acting professionals at the studio!  Be sure you set your calendars and alarms now for 9:55am for next Saturday, September 2nd so you (or your child) can continue with the growth that has begun!....and If you have been out this summer doing vacation things, get back to work! You need to catch up! People are growing into awesome actors without you. Lives are being changed at the studio and you should be a part of it!  We haven't set the seminars for the Fall yet, but there will be at least one, possibly two. I'm still working on those to set what I think is best for my students.  

Callback list from L.A. agent, Milton Perea of AEFH!

Los Angelas agent -Milton Perea came a few weeks ago, and LAST week, he gave me his list of students that he has given a callback to see if they are good enough to be with his agency AEFH in L.A., California. There were 18 students on his "YES! Callbacks" list and 14 students on his "Maybe callbacks, definitely gonna WATCH" list. THAT was very exciting! Milton was so blown away by the talent at the studio. He said he had heard about our place from so many people telling him what a wonderful place it was, but he wasn't prepared to see so many people who were so ready, so great! What a wonderful compliment to us all!   

Milton Perea is watching 32 students without L.A. representation! That means 32 students from that workshop made such a deep enough impression on this L.A. agent , he is interested in having them tape for L.A. projects!  That has never happened before-with that many students being looked at by a really good L.A. agent! I'm just so thrilled for this rare opportunity! It's smart the way he's doing it by giving the students a callback. That way, Milton can see if the student can come through with L.A. standards: the Quick turn around on scripts and comparing them with the competitive tapes of others in his agency for real L.A. projects!  This makes me so happy! 

Howard Meltzer, Casting Director for Disney put NINE of my students on HIS "Watch List" and BIG NEWS, He has booked one of my master students on a big Disney project!!!!! Howard Meltzer, the Casting director who did a weekend workshop at the studio in June put NINE students on his "Watch" list and added two more after he left! Most of you know that Howard is the "It"  Casting director for Disney. Not only has he won 3 Artios awards and has 11 Artios nominations (Artios awards are like Oscars for Casting Directors).   

Here's a pic of him with the band "Noturgirlfrenz".

Howard casts all of the biggest, most popular shows at Disney. The shows he casts are the brand New  "Raven's Home", 95 episodes of "Lab Rats" , 42 episodes of "Bunk'd" already with two more years on that show to go, 31 episodes of "Best Friends Whenever" "Shake it up", "Hannah Montana"! The BIGGEST news is he just cast ONE of my master students in a huge role in a killer Disney project. I can't even say WHO or WHAT yet, BUT you will find out soon when Disney decides to announce it! Woo hoo!  

And it all started with Cody Linley, who was the first student from my studio who was cast by Howard Meltzer for a recurring role on "Hannah Montana" that recurred for four years. Below is a picture where they ran into each other at a show given by Music Manager Sera Roadnight with her star "Darla". Jennifer Patredis was in attendance that night as well!   

Wonderful things and blessings Keep happening!   

"If you build it, they will come"!   I love that phrase from a classic movie called "Field of Dreams". If you continue to build your skills, no one can stop you. They won't even be able to deny you. You will be too great for anyone to ignore. I've seen it happen over and over. A student will be given feedback from Industry Professionals that they are the "Wrong Look" or  they "do not have smooth enough transitions", "is not going deep enough", "not funny enough", the list goes on and on.... If the student keeps working on it, breaking down each problem area- they could end up having the coolest life possible!... But they must work at having wonderfully fabulous transitions in their work, making more interesting choices in their scenes, they need to go deeper in their specificity to their characters and even work on coming up with an iconic look! It's all a PROCESS- One that takes time and patience and the willingness to work at it. This business builds strength of character if you let it. It's easy to be the best in your class or  the best in a school in one city in one State in one country! WE are building the best kids/teens/young adults in the world! We have students who come to the little studio in Lewisville from all over the world to grow as an actor where the Olympics of Acting is the standard.   

Our Results Prove the Success of Our Killer Studio with Master Students Changing the World!  One of the things I love most about my students is that even after they have gone on to greater, bigger things, they almost always remember their beginnings at the studio with fondness and appreciation and some even give back to the studio and to me! I was so humbled when  

Selena Gomez asked me to be in her E-Hollywood Story a few years ago. She said that since she considered me to be one of the three most important people to her becoming a star, she wanted me to be a part of it.  Of course, it had been a long time since I was on THAT side of the camera. After watching it, I decided to lose weight and start wearing makeup again.. LOL...so Thank you, Selena for that. I think things like that can make a difference in whom you become. Side note: There is a show that Selena and her mother, Mandy Teefey are executive producers on. It's  the very popular hit show on Netflix called "13 Reasons Why" and Mandy helped get BRYCE CASS booked as a heavy recurring role for second season and THAT is the reason why Bryce disappeared as an aide from the studio after June. He's been busy working in San Fransisco on that show ever since with at least SEVEN guaranteed episodes after I put him on tape for that project... just another taping audition that changed a life!!!  Bryce was screen tested for three of the roles in that popular show, but they said they had to find the right role for him and it is happening during season two. Stay tuned for more details on this soon.  Those who come from the Studio help others who come from the Studio. I'm sure there is comraderie between them, but also it's gotta be that they know they are going to have depth, understanding of the craft and great work ethic! You can find more information on it from the Variety article here:  Bryce Cass booked the hit show "13 Reasons Why"

Recently, I found out that Demi Lovato's mom is writing a book with specific moments being highlighted as to those special times in life that an actor can end up being 'just another actor who didn't make it' or 'someone special who brought up their game at the right moment and helped her become something special'...and she credits me with helping make those moment happen! At her concerts, Demi Lovatoa is like the new 2017 preacher giving encouragement to girls who need it. Last year, Demi got me tickets to her concert in Los Angelos. She just heard I was in town and reached out and asked if I'd like to come. I thought "What a classy, thoughtful girl!"  When I went to the concert with my son, Cody Linley (& WOW! Did I have great seats!), I saw her words change, move and touch young girls all over the audience as she told her stories of hope, rising above and handling challenges of life. I actually heard a few people say "Amen"!! I had no idea how far-reaching her influence was until that moment...A tear or two came down my face. Boy, was I proud!   #SuperProud  

 A- List Actor Thomas Mann (Me, Earl and The Dying Girl, Project X, Kong:Skull Island, Fargo etc) decided to come back to do a workshop in an effort to "Give Back" to the studio and he did a great job! He has a future as a director! .He came  this past February with his reps (Jennifer Patredis of Innovative and Michael Hepburn of Industry)  He's already committed to coming back again, but this time- he wants to bring friend and fellow Former Master teacher/master student      Logan Miller, who many of you guys saw on "Walking Dead" this past season! Logan has already said YES! #ExcitedAboutThis 

Hayley Orrantia is going into her fifth season of "The Goldbergs" with a promise from network for a sixth season, and I love the story her Daddy tells when he was instructed by Hayley to "Bring Cathryn that Goldbergs poster" that is on my wall behind the front desk. She told him NOT to put it in the top of the airplane, and he wasn't allowed to pack it. She said he had to hold it in his seat the whole time during the flight to make sure that poster did not get bent! What a GREAT story and what a sweet sweet Daddy!!! Look at how perfect that poster is next time you come in! LOL. I have giggled about that one a few times over the years!            #Memories #Touched     

Famous, Working Star actors took a Master Intensive This past summer!  We had several master intensives this summer  that provided huge growth and challenge, but there was one really special Middle School Master Intensive that had a lot of my middle school master students who are stars or working actors on T.V. shows right now that came back to be a part of this special class. Matthew McCann from ABC's "Man with a Plan" was in the class during his hiatus from ABC, Mallory Mahoney from DISNEY's "Adventures in Babysitting" was in the class as well as Bryce Gheisar from DISNEY XD's "Walk the Prank". Bryce also has the upcoming Feature film "Wonder" with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson coming out, and he was also in "A Dog's Pupose". Kiera Strauss was also in the class from the Emmy award-winning Roots. Another student who has booked 42 episodes of a Cartoon that we have to be vague about until it's announced was also in that class. Last but not least, the Band that is killing it everywhere they go and two weeks ago, at age 12 , beat out all of the adults and won the final round of "Battle of the Bands"  with Grammy award-winning  judges!  Yes!-  Liv Haynes, Gigi Haynes & Maren Alford were in that same class. It was a dynamic, very special and exciting class.   

Another special student who was in that particular class was Bryce Gheisar, who is a regular on "Walk the Prank" and had a supporting role in "A Dog's Purpose" and has a nice part in "Wonder" with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.  After Bryce flew back from L.A. to be in a master intensive, he got word the last day of class that he booked ANOTHER movie with Clint Eastwood as the director. When he was about to leave, he was so excited about how much fun the class was, he jumped around saying "I want to be an Aide sometime!" His mom and I laughed and she said "Well, you are pretty busy right now, son!"  What a sweet, special moment, though! 

Here is a link to a highlight reel from our class that week: 

 

 

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This shot was taken at the end of the Middle School Master intensive. That day, Bryce Gheisar received word that he booked a Clint Eastwood film. This shot was taken just two days before Bryce Cass received word that he booked at least seven episodes on Netflix big hit  "Thirteen Reasons Why". How Exciting for the Bryces' !!  

WHO ARE THE NEXT GROUP OF STARS AND WHAT DOES IT TAKE?!  We have been at the studio in Lewisville, Texas eight years this past June 4th, 2017. I'm very proud of what we've been able to accomplish in these last eight years at the Studio here in Lewisville, Texas and even before that - the nine years we were at Everybody Fits in Coppell, Texas. I look forward to seeing what NEW stars will come out of the Studio in the next few years. Who will be my new stars? Who will become my newest working actors? Who will be my new students who get their dreams? Who will help change the world for the better?! It takes great strength, a lot of courage, the ability to take constructive criticism and the focus to change what needs to be changed. It takes committed parents who back their actors-but understand they need to grow...and that, sometimes growth hurts.  

I use to cry too! Do you know how many times I got into my car after being at my acting coach's class and cried all the way home frustrated with my work, mad at him for pointing out something about my work I knew in my heart needed to be changed?! I'd cry....Yes, I'd cry, but then- I'd come back the next class even more fiercely determined to fix what he had pointed out because I wanted to be a winner!  Coaches aren't always liked. Respect is the goal I aspire to attain. I want to be proud of the students after we, as a team work hard to become better actors and better people.  It's not always fun at the moment, but it is so worthwhile and wonderful once the artist is ready to soar!  

Passionately,  

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com  

972-353-3456 Studio number

4classreg@gmail.com (For questions about registration)

CathySully2@gmail.com (For questions about your child or yourself)    

  

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Registration will be this next Saturday, September 2 at 10am. Both Registration manager, Amy Haynes and Top Master Teacher Lisandra Ortega will be on hand for problems and questions, but keep in mind- they are working on registration... which is a huge task. It would be best if you have questions, go ahead and email either front desk or me before the actual day of registration.  Studio is closed this week except for Premiere class from  

5pm-possibly midnight Monday-Wednesday, but other than that- Studio will be closed and helping with registration will be done mainly by phone and email on Saturday.  

 We have lots of Masters classes this Fall! It is a bit different this fall to accommodate for all the many new masters we have! Please be sure you sign up for the correct class. IMPORTANT: IF YOU WERE A FIFTH GRADER and WAS ALREADY IN THE TUESDAY NIGHT CLASS FROM 5-7PM, YOU WILL REMAIN IN THAT CLASS. SENIORITY TAKES PRECEDENCE! We do not kick anyone out of their class that they have already been in and developed ties to.

Masters (4th & 5th Grade) SATURDAYS - 9:15am - 10:45am 

Masters (6th & 7th Grade) TUESDAYS - 5pm - 7pm

Masters (7th & 8th Grade) TUESDAYS - 7pm - 9pm

Masters Intensive (PG-13) -13 students WEDNESDAYS - 5:30pm - 8:45pm 

Masters Intensive (PG-13) -13 students SATURDAYS - 10:45am-1:45pm 

High School Masters - SATURDAYS - 3pm - 5:30pm

Premiere - Invite Only - SATURDAYS - 5:30pm - ?

Look for more details in the class schedule below. 

IMPORTANT: The fall seminars have not been set yet, so be sure to save the last 2 weeks after classes end for seminars!!! More info coming soon on seminars!!! Exciting stuff is in the works!!!

(Pictured below- Middle School Master students in a seminar this summer).

 

 

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 For more in-depth thoughts on "Classes" and what each level entails, click on this: Cathryn Sullivan Studio Class Descriptions and click on "Classes" 

AC STUDENTS (Acting for Camera students for ages 6-9 years old)

This is Lisandra Ortega, Liv Haynes & Jaden Roberts/teachers for AC 1 this summer with the kids!

 

AC 1 with Lisandra Ortega - $225 (Acting for Camera 1 for 6-9 year olds)

Thursdays  4pm-5:10pm 

This is the beginning of the 6-9 year olds journey into acting for the camera. They will learn how to be more believable and real. Each class will be taped that the child can help gauge their growth within their on-camera experience. Parents will be able to come in on the last day of class for "Playback and Popcorn" so that both child and parent can see the student's progress throughout the session.  

October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th, 2017

AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega - $225 (Acting for Camera 2 for 6-9 year olds) 

Thursdays  5:30pm - 6:45pm 

This is the second series for the AC student. They will learn how to Strengthen their acting abilities with more complicated "set lingo" and will learn more about understanding marks and props usage, and they will begin to build character development. This is the last class before the intensive AC classes begin with Studio Master teacher Cathryn Sullivan

October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th, 2017

Intensive AC 3 & Up (AC 4, AC5, AC6, AC7, AC8 etc)  

LESS STUDENTS, MORE TIME!  

Intensive Acting for Camera 3, AC4, AC5, AC6, AC7, AC8, Ac9 and up

8 Students Only -WEDNESDAYS

4pm-5:2pm  $379  

  This AC class is considered an "intensive class" because only 8 students are allowed in this class (instead of what use to be 16-18 students) to obtain the maximum amount of growth in the shortest amount of time.  Harder characters and more complicated scenes are given to the student as he/she goes up the ladder from AC 3 class to AC8 or above. In AC3 class, Students are given the chance to take a script and do it seven different ways. Relationships with more than one character at a time begin to happen and things expected on set like running up on marks is introduced. There is major focus on being able to be directable in this class. About AC 7 or AC 8, the student is introduced to the Film series so that their transition between AC classes and Film classes are smooth. 

October 18th, 25th, November 1st, Nov. 8th, Nov. 15th, Nov. 29th, December 6th, 2017

Intensive AC 3 & Up (AC4, AC5, AC6, AC7, AC8, etc)   

LESS STUDENTS, MORE TIME  

8 Students Only - $379 

Thursdays 

3:50pm - 5:15pm 

This AC class is considered an "intensive class" because only 8 students are allowed in this class (instead of what use to be 16-18 students) to obtain the maximum amount of growth in the shortest amount of time.  Harder characters and more complicated scenes are given to the student as he/she goes up the ladder from AC 3 class to AC8 or above. In AC3 class, Students are given the chance to take a script and do it seven different ways. Relationships with more than one character at a time begin to happen and things expected on set like running up on marks is introduced. There is major focus on being able to be directable in this class. About AC 7 or AC 8, the student is introduced to the Film series so that their transition between AC classes and Film classes are smooth. 

October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th, December 7th, 2017

ADULTS 

Adult class is a mixed level class. That means this class is filled with both the working Adult actors and adults who want to be better readers for their child's tapings, and have a better understanding of what their actor child is doing.  It is a lovely group of adults with different levels of experience and skill, but it works wonderfully.  Go ahead! Try it! Lovely people, fun times, great work happens here! 

Adult Class - $389

Thursdays mornings

10am - 12:30pm
October 26th, November 2nd, Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th, December 7th, 2017


FILM STUDENTS (Students age 10-27)

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - $359  (A weekend intensive) 

Fri., 9/29/2017 (5-7pm)
Sat., 9/30/2017 (9am-1pm)
Sun., 10/1/2017 (9am-1pm)

This is where the 9-26 year olds begin. Yes! All students, no matter what age begin with Film 1 with all age groups. Once they are masters, each master group meets with their age group-however until then, they meet by skill level. Believability and being directable is the most important abilities that are worked on in Film 1. They also will build character development skills,work with props and marks while responding to set directions. We simulate real onset location shootings as leads, principals and extras. The students will boost their on-camera skills while using different types of shots (Master shots, Extreme close up, 2-shots, etc) 

Film 2/ Film 4 

Combo with Cathryn Sullivan - $389

You only get credit for 1 level per series/session

Two levels meet together learning their series, whether it be Film 2 or Film 4 while being in class with the other group. Film 4 is reviewing Film 2 and Film 2 is being able to watch what they are about to get into.  Film 2 is all about feeling deep emotions. This class elevates the students' usage in being able to project their extremely emotional scenes. Crying on cue is learned in Film 2. Film 4 is all about Inner monologue.  Years ago, several casting director in L.A. asked me to begin teaching this class. They said "Everyone thinks acting is about the lines, and it's not. It's about listening and being effected by what is happening in the scene and processing that". They went on to explain that they have a hard time finding actors who know how to do that. THAT is why Film 4 was designed and why I believe it is probably the most important class I teach. It is also the class taken over and over again. Even Bryce Class,one of my best actors who has ever come out of the studio took Film 4 over as a Master student. 

Film 2/Film 4 Combo Weekend Intensive (Taken 10 hours over a weekend) 

Fri.   Sept. 29 (5-7pm)
Sat.  Sept. 30  (9am-1:30pm)
Sun. October 1 (9am-1:30pm)

This class is already online. It is being announced today for the first time.

Film 2 / Film 4 Combo -Seven week course (You Only Get Credit for 1 Level) 

with Cathryn Sullivan- $389
Thursdays
5:15pm - 7:15pm
October 19th, Oct. 26th, November 2nd, Nov. 9th, Nov. 16th, Nov. 30th, December 7th, 2017


Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan - $359 (A weekend intensive)

The focus on Film 3 is cold-reading skills. You could go into an audition and be asked to read for the "other"character not given to you by your agent that week. One must have really effective cold-reading skills in place to pull that off and Film 3 will help you know how to handle that very situation.

Fri.,9/29/17 (7-9pm)
Sat., 9/30/2017 (2-6pm)
Sun., 10/1/2017 (2-6pm)

Film 4- See (Film 2/Film 4 Combo. Both classes are taught at the same time). 

Mixed Level Class (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) 

Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 are usually in a "Mixed Levels" Class with Cathryn Sullivan. Each student will take a "Mixed Level" Class FOUR times. Each time, the student will concentrate on a different level each time. 

Film 5

Students will concentrate on Comedy. Comedy is one of the hardest things to teach and learn. Super funny people must learn how to put their funny personalities into scripts, and it's not as easy as it seems.

(Below is a picture of a few film 4 students trying out their comedy the last day of Film 4).

Selena Gomez (who is not producing shows), Demi Lovato (who besides being a Disney star on her own show nabbed a People's choice award for "Favorite TV guest in "Grey's Anatomy" where she played in a very dramatic role. Check out season 6, episode "Shiny Happy People".Zak Efron, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Hayden Panettiere, Christina Aguilera, Keri Russell (star of "The Americans"), Anne Hathaway, Miley Cyrus, Paul Walker (of all of those "Fast and Furious) and Academy-nominated RYAN GOSLING all got their start with DISNEY. Yes, their are some that have gone up and down the popular ladder, but once they became Disney people, they are never far off of being observed through a microscope by the world and doors are opened to Disney Stars that do not open for most of us.

That is the truth.

Mixed Level Weekend Intensive (for Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New master 2)

Fri.,9/29/17 (7-9pm)

Sat., 9/30/2017 (2:30-7pm)

Sun., 10/1/2017 (2:30-7pm)

* Unfortunately, this weekend intensive has already filled up without us even announcing it online. If you are interested in taking a mixed level intensive seminar, be sure you put your name on this "

Waiting list" in case we make another weekend intensive in the future.

$389.

Mixed Levels Classes (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) with Cathryn Sullivan You Only Get Credit for 1 Level - $389

Thursdays

7:15pm - 9:15pm

October 19th, 26th, November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 30th, December 7th, 2017

 

Pictured above are some Master students in an intensive (Zachary Anderson, Brian Dean, Jude Manley, Webber Sherman and aide/Master teacher Lisandra Ortega)

 


MASTER STUDENTS

Every master class is different than any of the other master classes. Cathryn researches and delves into understanding the most up to date work coming out of Hollywood and what trends are happening that are causing attention. Each master student is expected to have an extremely serious and professional work ethic with choices for their scenes and characters. Many times, students work on Oscar winning movies with scenes that have been edited and developed for more age-appropriate scenes including shows like "La La Land" and Classics like "Primal Fear".  Cathryn believes that Young actors are smarter and better than what most people give them credit for and she has been proving that year after year with her Skilled and talented Master Students! 
Masters (4th - 5th Grade) - $389 (10-12 students) 
Saturdays
9:15am - 10:45am
October 21st, 28th, November 4th, 11th, 18th, December 2nd, 2017

Masters (6th - 7th Grade) - $389 (20 students) 
Tuesdays
5pm - 7pm
October 10th, Oct. 17th, Oct. 24th, November 7th, Nov. 14th, Nov. 28th, December 5th, 2017

Masters (7th - 8th Grade) - $389 (20 Students)
Tuesdays
7pm - 9pm
October 10th, Oct. 17th, Oct. 24th, November 7th, Nov. 14th, Nov. 28th, December 5th, 2017

Master Intensive - (PG-13) 13 Students Only- $625
Wednesdays
5:30pm - 8:45pm
October 18th, Oct.25th, November 8th, Nov. 15th, Nov. 29th, December 6th, 2017

This is a class for mature Master students. Younger students will be shielded from scenes with sexual content, but if you are the type that could be offended by curse words, this is NOT the class for you. We work on scenes from real auditions and real movies with the words intact just like what would be expected in real live screen tests and callbacks. 

Masters Intensive (PG-13) Only 13 Students - $625
Saturdays
10:45am - 2pm
October 21st, Oct. 28th, November 4th, Nov. 11th, Nov. 18th, December 2nd, 2017

High School/College-Aged Masters - $389  (Ages 15-27) 20 students 
Saturdays
3pm - 5:30
October 21st, Oct. 28th, November 4th, Nov. 11th, Nov. 18th, December 2nd, 2017

PREMIERE - Invite Only - $389
Saturdays
This is the class that Lisandra Ortega, Stephen Dinh, Bryce Class, Alex Gay and all of these students go to. You must be as good as they are to be invited to this exclusive class! 

5:30pm - ?
October 21st, Oct. 28th, November 4th, Nov. 11th, Nov. 18th, December 2nd, 2017

Master Intensive - 13 Students Only - Out of Town Students  

MUST BE OVER AGE OF 13 AND MATURE $625

9:30am - 5pm 

December 27th, Dec. 28th, Dec. 29th 

PARENT TRAINING

Parent Seminar "Next Steps" - $55
Friday, Sept. 29th, 2017
6pm - 8pm
Topics include: What is Pilot Season? What is Episodic Season? When is your child ready for Pilot Season/Episodic, What is a Coogan Account, and much more...

Parent Seminar 101 - $55
Thursday, Oct. 26th, 2017
7pm - 9pm
Topics include: Finding an Agent, Etiquette in the business, Headshots, Resumes, etc...

Parent Seminar "Marketing the Showbiz Kid for Pilot Season" - $55
Monday, Dec. 5th, 2017
7pm - 9pm
Topics include: Actor Websites, Resumes, Postcards, etc.

 

 

 

BRYCE CASS

Premiere Student And Aide, booked a HUGE recur in the huge NETFLIX hit '"13 Reasons Why'"! Yep! That's why you didn't see him after June classes. I put him on tape for "13 Reasons Why" and he booked the part two weeks later. He's been guaranteed at least seven episodes, but it looks like it could be more! He's spending a lot of time in San Fransisco in a fancy hotel working on this set! Anne Winters, pictured here on the right- is also a Cathryn Sullivan alumni. She is the New "It" girl in the show this year. 



 

 

CODY LINLEYwas in the just released 'SHARKNADO 5"!!!! Be sure to check it out!!!

 

CAN'T SAY WHO or WHAT YET, but we had one of our Premiere students book a series regular on a DISNEY SHOW!!! Woo Hoo!

MOHANA KRISHNAN'S

new NICKELODEON SHOW has the 1st episode available online to watch! Here is the link! Congrats Mohana! She's been gone filming dozens of episodes of this new show in Florida, but we were not able to announce it until recently!

Mohona's first episode on NICK show

 

 


BRYCE GHEISAR

booked a CLINT EASTWOOD MOVIE "The 15:17 to Paris" !! It shot in Atlanta this summer. Below is the article in Variety!

 

 

We can finally say that

TAYLOR TIPPINS & JONNY GALLEGOSbooked the FOX MARVEL pilot "The Gifted" that shot in Texas this past pilot season. Taylor booked it within weeks of moving back to Texas from LA! They were asked to be recurring characters on the series, but when they moved the network moved the show to Atlanta, their deals were dropped because SAG rules for hiring in Atlanta. We are super proud of these 2 awesome actors!

Most of the actors on this show were hired from L.A.

 

 

 



******** There is something HUGE going on for NOAH COTTRELL!!! We can't say what it is yet, but it is HUGE HUGE HUGE!!

Bad news is: He just got a job at Studio as a mini-aide when he booked this job.

Good news: He's getting paid way more where he's at and it will make him a star!

#SlamDunk #SoExcitedforNoah (Noah is pictured below)

 

ANOTHER ONE OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL MASTERSbooked 42 episodes on a PBS cartoon. Can't say who or what yet!

MARCUS JOHNSON booked and filmed a mini series based on a real story. He played a newspaper boy in 1875.

 

 



 












LAUREN STEPHENSON booked a web-series called BOOKCHAT. She is a host and it got picked up for a second season!

JAREN LEWISON booked a part in TAG. Films in Atlanta in August. The film was cast by Rich Delia, who came to the studio last year and is planning to come back this April 2018.

Premiere Student MORGAN CALHOUN's movie "Dirty Money" will be coming out in October. Here is the teaser: Morgan Calhoun's movie teaser "Dirty Money" . She's the beautiful African American girl in this trailer. Here's a picture of her as the "Bandit".

 
MITCHELL PAULSEN & KIERA STRAUSS booked a short called "Underneath". (Mitchell pic below)

 

MADISON PETTIS booked a VO for a Guest Star spot on Cartoon Network's "We Bare Bears"!

KATIE SARIFE booked "Youth and Consequences". 8 episodes.

TELVIN GRIFFINbooked a SAG Indie.

CALEB PIERCE booked a BURGER KING commercialwhere he gets beaten up by an angry chicken! Can't wait to see that one! LOL!

ELLA JERRIER & MARCUS JOHNSON booked a SAG HEB commercial.

KATE GONZALES booked a BMW commercial.

HANNAH NORUM and EDISON GRANT booked the lead in a short film, 'Forget Me Not'.

PAULET DEL CASTILLO booked a VO commercial in California!

DASH & JAKE MELROSE booked a "Daisy Sour Cream commercial". It aired on HGTV last night! Look for it all over!Woo hoo!

LIV HAYNES & TRES ALLISON booked a VO commercial!

JUDE MANLEY booked a principal role in Main Event.

JORDAN HILL booked an industrial for Hewlett-Packard.

JAMIE WHITE booked an industrial for Flowserve.

DODGE PRINCE & ALIYA AWAD booked a commercial for Hexbug and will be working together, also LIBBY LESTER in a different spot.

 

 

KYLER BECK did a commercial for The Container Store.

EMMA POST booked her first film! SAG MLB shooting in Houston-- it is called "Sanitatum". This is from her Mom "We wanted to say thank you-- we know that her recent class with you (film 2) was a huge part of the reason she was able to display such a wide range of emotions! In fact, she asked to rewatch her scenes from the week with you and rewatch the emotional recall scenes in preparation. She couldn't have done it if you hadn't taught her to scream and cry so well! "

HANNAH NORUM booked the lead in a short titled "Forget-Me-Not". It shot 8 days in Oklahoma City in July.

Last October I asked LIV HAYNES, GIGI HAYNES, & MAREN ALFORD to perform a song for our industry guests and they formed the band NOT UR GIRLFRENZ and knocked it out of the park that day, less than 1 year later they WON "The Battle of the Texas Legends" beating out bands that have been together longer than they have been alive! We are so proud of you kick butt girls!!! Below are pictures of this fun and fabulous day with most of the kids from Middle School Master classes attending and a few industry professionals as well! (Dee Ann Vernon from Kim Dawson was there at our table as well)

 

 

Gigi Haynes, Liv Haynes and Maren Alford make up the "Noturgirlfrenz" band!

Look at all of the Middle School Master kids who attended! It was the cool place to be!

Disney Stars Bryce Gheisar and Mallory Mahoney supported their friends that night. Mallory and I had a chance to hang and get goofy...which Bryce G thought was a bit weird (Note his look! LOL)

Dee Ann Vernon from Kim Dawson Agency, Terry Cass, Best Photographer and consultant to our studio and I were there supporting "NotUrGirlfrenz" all the way to the finals!

BARBARA BLANCHETTE fromTHE CAMPBELL AGENCY SIGNED the following kids from the last seminar, and is interviewing 5 more this time! AND has several more on her watchlist!!! Yay!!!!

Courtney Cheek
Parker Evans
Ava Grace Harbison
Leah Hudler
Mallory Bomhoff
Jacob Pasteur

DEE ANN VERNON is also interviewing several kids from both of the past 2 seminars! As well as MILTON PEREA & The LANDRUMS!!! Dee ann Vernon from Kim Dawson agency recently signed Raegen, Brinley and Korbin Marum, Syre Collins, Cooper Carter, Meredith Mallad,Laura Madrigal, Michael Hodges after the last few seminars, and has a few more interviews planned from the Milton Perea seminar!

Be on the lookout for the"HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO SUBURBIA" written and directed by ALEX ALFORD & ZAK DENLEY starring ALEXANDRIA BRYANT &
TREVOR DOUGLAS
and featuring performances by ALEX GAY, JONNY GALLEGOS, JAY SCARBOROUGH, LAUREN STEPHENSON, JAGGER HAYNES, STEPHEN DINH.

Alexandria Bryant & Trevor Douglas

 

 

Behind the Scenes with Alex Alford

 

 

 

 

Aliya & Dodge on Set!

Jonny & Taylor on Set

BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!!BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!!

 

Film 6

Students learn how to become characters opposite their personalities. An actor doesn't get to choose what characters they get to play. The auditions are usually for complicated, interesting characters that range from mean girl, bully, nerd to sociopath. Students must be ready to delve into those characters with confidence. 

(Pictured below is Stephen Dinh filming Jake Melrose and Lillian Rogers in a Film 6 scene where each student had to be a believable "nerd". Nerds are in every teen/child TV show and film!)

 

New Master 1 begins with the learning of Voice-over work (Slates and ways to be a professional in the VO world is completely different than Film and TV work). After that, we concentrate on

physical comedy. Physical comedy is some of the hardest things your child will learn using your body to create comedy. They do it everyday in real life, but have trouble learning how to put it in their scenes. We show them the way. We end up New Master 2 with a dramatic monologue.  

New Master 2

Up until New master 2, most of our work has been concentrating on very real and believable work studying Oscar winning type performances for only Feature film and Network. New master 2 is the first time the student will be given the KEY to Booking Disney and Nickelodeon series- both for regulars and recurring roles. Disney has a quicker pace with 1/2 second reactions and must be animated, yet real. It is very hard to balance that genre and we have lots of experience in this. Disney stars go on to become something of a staple in the world with everyone looking at what you are doing no matter how old you are. The cameras are always on you during your good and bad days. Stars who got their start with Disney include an impressive list: :

Milton Perea Seminar -AC & Young Film Students

(Acting for Camera students 6-9 years old & Young Film -Up to age 12)

8/5/2017

9am - 12pm

$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5

8/5/2017

1pm - 4pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 & Adults

8/5/2017

4pm - 7pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Middle School Masters

8/6/2017

9am-12pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - High School Masters (Ages 14-16)
8/6/2017

1pm - 4pm

$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Premiere and High School Masters (Ages 17 & Up)

8/6/2017

4pm - 7pm

$220

 

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IMPORTANT:Listed below are the NEW CLASSES that

have Been ADDED to the calendar for July and August .

(NOTE: Those classes will be

OPENING ONLINE SUNDAY, JUNE 11 AT 1PM.)

 

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan is

availableonline now -NEW!!!

(Available online now atwww.CathrynSullivan.com

7/24/17 - 7/26/17

9:40am - 1:30pm

$359

Film 2 w/Lisandra Ortega -NEW! (Cathryn will be directing the students on shoot day,

July 20th)

7/17/17- 7/21/17

6pm - 8:45pm
$379

 

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan -NEW!!!

7/24/17 - 7/26/17

2:40pm - 6:30pm
$359

Film 4 ONLY with Cathryn Sullivan -JUST NOW ANNOUNCING!!!

8/8/17- 8/11/17

2:30pm - 6pm
*Snack Provided

$379

 

Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 and/or Master Class- Double Credit Mixed Levels Film Class

(You can complete 2 levels during this class & the levels include: Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 and Masters) with Cathryn Sullivan

BRAND NEW CLASS!!!

8/7/17 - 8/12/17
9:30am - 1:30pm
$689

 

 

For the little ones:

Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2 (4-5 year olds) Pre-Acting for Camera 1 & Pre-Acting for Camera 2

A combo classwith Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts-NEW JULY CLASS!!!

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

9:30am - 10:30am

$199

AC 1(Acting for Camera 1) 6-9 year olds

with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts-NEW JULY CLASS!!!

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

10:40am - 11:55am

$225

 

AC 2 (Acting for Camera 2) 6-9 year olds

with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts -NEW JULY CLASS!!!

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

12pm - 1:20pm

$225



 

 

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A FEW CLASSES STILL HAVE SPOTS IN THEM. CHECK TO SEE IF THEY WORK WITH YOUR SCHEDULE!

 

FOR MY LITTLE ONES:

PRE-ACTING FOR CAMERA (Pre-AC) & ACTING FOR CAMERA (AC) Classes

Ages 5-9

Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts - 2 SLOTS LEFT!

6/12/17 - 6/16/17

9:30am - 10:30am
$199

 

Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts -NEW!!!

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

9:30am - 10:30am
$199

AC 1 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts- Some slots LEFT!

6/12/17 - 6/16/17

10:40am - 11:55am
$225

 

AC 1 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts-NEW!!!

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

10:40am - 11:55am
$225

AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts Some slots LEFT!

6/12/17 - 6/16/17

12pm - 1:20pm
$225

 

AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega and Jaden Roberts - NEW!!!

 

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

12pm - 1:20pm
$225

AC 3, AC 4, AC 5 & Up with Cathryn Sullivan - 8 Students Only -FULL/CLOSED

7/17/17 - 7/21/17

9:30am - 11am
$379

AC 3, AC 4, AC 5 & Up with Cathryn Sullivan - 8 Students Only -FULL/CLOSED

8/14/2016 - 8/18/2017

9:30am - 11am
$379

Improv for Commerical/Film/TV (Ages 6-9) with Cody Linley and Carly Studer - Two slots

6/19/17 - 6/21/17

10am - 12pm
$75

Improv for Commerical/Film/TV (Pre-AC 4-5) with Cody Linley and Carly Studer

Several SLOTS

6/19/17 - 6/21/17

9am - 10am
$75

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FILM CLASSES
(Film 1, Film, 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)
Ages 10 - 27

 

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - FULL/CLOSED

6/6/17 - 6/8/17

9am - 1pm
$359

 

Film 1 & Film 3 Combo w/ Ben Sullivan (You only get credit for one level) - SeveralSLOTS

6/6/17 - 6/8/17

2pm - 6pm

$359

 

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - NEW!!!

7/24/17 - 7/26/17

9:40am - 1:30pm
$359

Film 2 w/Lisandra Ortega (Cathryn will be in class for shoot day July 20th)

Several SLOTS

Lisandra is a working actress in the area, a Premiere Student at the studio who also teaches at the studio. She just finished a film recently and she did "American Crime" too.

7/17/17- 7/21/17

6pm - 8:45pm
$379

Film 2 & Film 4 Combo Class w/Cathryn Sullivan (

You only get credit for 1 level) - FULL/CLOSED

6/14/17 - 6/17/17
10am - 1:30pm
$379

The Double Credit Most Levels Film Class (You can complete 2 levels during this class & the levels include: Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 and Masters) with Cathryn Sullivan - FULL/CLOSED

6/19/17 - 6/24/17
9am - 1:30pm
$689

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan - NEW!!!

7/24/17 - 7/26/17

2:40pm - 6:30pm
$359

Film 4 ONLY with Cathryn Sullivan -FIRST TIME ANNOUNCING!!!

8/8/17- 8/11/17

2:30pm - 6pm
*Snack Provided

$379

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) with Cathryn Sullivan (You only get credit for 1 level) - FULL/CLOSED

6/14/17 - 6/16/17

2:30 - 7:45pm
$379 - Supper Add On Offer Seperately**

 

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) withCathryn Sullivan

You only receive credit for 1 level) - FULL/CLOSED

6/26/17 - 6/29/27
9:30am - 1:30pm
$379

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) with Instructor Caleb Pierce

(You only receive credit for 1 level) -Some SLOTS left

Caleb Pierce is coming from L.A. to teach at the studio. He is a recurring role on both

"The Real O'Neals" and HBO's "Insecure". Once he is on a set, they always find a way to get him back. You will LOOOOVE Caleb Pierce. He is probably one of the best human beings I haveever known! I've never seen anyone more positive!
7/17/17 -7/21/17

1:20pm - 3:40pm

$379

The Double Credit Mixed Levels Film Class (You can complete 2 levels during this class & the levels include: Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 and Masters) with Cathryn Sullivan-NEW!!!

8/7/17 - 8/12/17
9:30am - 1:30pm
$689

Opens online Sunday, June 11 at 1pm

Disney Class Film Students - How to do Disneywith Cathryn Sullivan

1 Slotfor Film students(Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5 or Film 6 Students)

6/5/17 - 6/6/17

10am - 12:30pm
$95

Open online now

 

Improv for Commerical/Film/TV/for all Film levels(Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1,New Master 2)

Ages 10 & Up with Cody Linley

A few SLOTS left

6/19/17 - 6/21/17

2:15pm - 4:15pm
$99

MASTERS CLASSES:

Middle School Masters Only - A Fun, Disney Style Review -1 SLOT

6/5/17 - 6/6/17

1:30pm - 4pm
$95

High School Masters (14 - 16 years old) - A Fun, Disney Style Review-A FEW SLOTS

6/7/17 - 6/8/17

10am - 12:30pm
$95

Premiere, High School and College-Aged Masters (17 - 27 years old) & Adults - A Fun, Disney Style Review- A Few SLOTS

6/7/17 - 6/8/17

1:30 - 4pm
$95

Master's Close-Up Class with Cathryn Sullivan - Focusing on doing the best close-ups - FULL/CLOSED

6/19/17 - 6/21/17

2:30pm - 7:30pm
$379

Master's Close Up Class with Cathryn Sullivan -Focusing on doing the best close-ups-

2 SLOTS Left

7/31/17 - 8/2/17

9am - 2pm
$379

Advanced Character Development with Cody Linley (LUNCH Included)-A few SLOTS Left!

6/22/17 - 6/24/17

10am - 4:30pm
$550

Improv (Commerical/Film/TV) Masters with Cody Linley - FULL/CLOSED

6/22/17 - 6/24/17

4:45pm - 6:45pm
$99

Customized Master Intensive with Cathryn Sullivan - PG13 & R Rated - Requires some on location shooting - 13 students only -FULL/CLOSED

6/26/17 - 6/30/17

3:45pm - 8:15pm
$575

Customized Master Intensive -

FULL/CLOSED


7/17/17 - 7/21/17
12:15pm - 4:45pm
$575

Customized Master Intensive -

FULL/CLOSED


7/24/17 - 7/28/17
12:15pm - 4:45pm
$575

Customized Master Intensive -

FULL/CLOSED


7/31/17 - 8/4/17
3pm - 7:30pm
$575

 

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SEMINARS:
Milton Perea Seminar -AC & Young Film (Up to age 12) -
NEW!!!

8/5/2017

9am - 12pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5 -NEW!!!

8/5/2017

1pm - 4pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 & Adults - NEW!!!

8/5/2017

4pm - 7pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Middle School Masters -

NEW!!!

8/6/2017

9am-12pm
$220

Milton Perea Seminar - High School Masters (ages 14-16) -NEW!!!
8/6/2017

1pm - 4pm

$220

Milton Perea Seminar - Premiere and High School Masters (ages 16 & Up) -

NEW!!!

8/6/2017

4pm - 7pm
$220

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Howard Meltzer Seminar -AC & Young Film (Up to age 12) -FULL/CLOSED

6/10/2017

9am - 12pm
$220

Howard Meltzer Seminar - Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5 - FULL/CLOSED

6/10/2017

1pm - 4pm
$220

Howard Meltzer Seminar - Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 & Adults - 1 SLOT left

6/10/2017

4pm - 7pm
$220

Howard Meltzer Seminar - High School Masters (ages 14-16) - 2 SLOTS left

6/11/2017

2pm - 5pm
$220

Howard Meltzer Seminar - Middle School Masters - FULL/CLOSED

6/11/2017

10am-1pm
$220

Howard Meltzer Seminar - Premiere and High School Masters (ages 16 & Up) - FULL/CLOSED

6/11/2017

5pm - 8pm
$220

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New Parent Seminarby Terry Cass-NEW!!!
7/17/17

6-8:30pm

$55

 

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NEW PARENT SEMINAR- Taught by Terry Cass

If you are a fairly new parent trying to navigate this business, this is the perfect seminar for you and only $55!

Registration is NOW OPEN for "NEW PARENT SEMINAR" at www.cathrynsullivan.comright now!

 

Why is a Parent Seminar important?!

If your child dream's it, YOU (the parent) must master (understand) it, SO THEY CAN DO IT!

You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child", well it takes a TRIBE to raise an actor!Surely, you want to understand and help navigate one of the most important endeavors your child may take on right?Part of knowing is understanding and understanding is learning.Parent seminars are available tools for you (the parents) to take advantage of.To learn from the experience of others and to gain the knowledge of this ever changing industry.Such as:the difference between an agent and a manager?, when is your child ready for an agent?, do you know what tax write off's you have?how important is training?the benefits of seminars?agency contracts?what is pilot season?what is episodic season?AND SO SO SO MUCH MORE.Most parents of successful young actors have attended and participated in these seminars.Your child may be the driving force behind this journey but YOU (the parent) are the one behind the wheel, shouldn't you know where you are going?

 

 

PARENT SEMINAR I:

Finding an Agent

Etiquette in the business

Headshots (theatrical vs commercial look)

Resume (template samples)

Prepare for Seminars

What are sides? Scripts?

Informational Acting Websites

Training

Difference between Theatrical, Commercial, Voice Over & Go See auditions

Difference between extra role, principle, co-star, guest star

"Stage Parents"

 

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News!!!


 

Hi Actors and Actresses and Parents who love them!

 

It looks like when I was finishing work on the newsletter at 3am after working buffups till 11:30pm on Wednesday night to get it out at 7am on Thursday morning,I got a few things wrong...Important things... Like Howard Meltzer Workshop dates in one spot of the newsletter, so please forgive me.

 

HOWARD MELTZER WORKSHOP IS

JUNE 10-11th!!

It will include the most prestigious local agents as well!

Register today for this seminar, but your credit card will not be charged until May 1st. All other classes will be charged today.

 

Howard Meltzer is one of the busiest veteran casting directors in the business! He is well known for his casting of Hannah Montana &

Lab Rats.To keep in line with the Los Angelos city law concerning casting directors, we will not talk about anything Howard is working on now, but you can

Check out his resume' here:HOWARD MELTZER RESUME'

Also, Howard has a detailed lesson plan in this newsletter down below on what the students will learn. I love Howard because he is so educational for the kids/teens & he is always so kind as well.

(I also have a few more bookings from both Campbell agency & Linda McAlister that I would like to add to the bookings section, so please check it out).

We have added some AC 3 & Up Classes for July that you can sign up for today!!!

Also, more classes are coming soon for July like favorites, MASTER INTENSIVES (7/17-7/21/17 AND 7/24-7/28/17).SAVE THE DATES!!!!

I look forward to seeing you this summer!

Passionately,

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

972-353-3456 Studio phone

Email 4classreg@gmail.com for questions concerning registration

Email CathySully2@Gmail.com for questions concerning your child

 

 

HOWARD MELTZER SEMINAR

$210

Saturday, June 10, 2017

9am-12pm - AC & Young Film

1-4pm - Film 2, 3, 4, 5

4-7pm - Film 6, NM1, NM2, & Adults


Sunday, June 11, 2017

9am-12pm - MSM

1-4pm - HSM (14-16yrs)

4-7pm - HSM (17+) & Premiere

REGISTER TODAY AND YOUR CREDIT CARD WILL BE CHARGED ON

MAY 1, 2017 (If your registration is accepted and approved).

INCLUDES BUFF-UP -Do not forget to sign up for a BUFF UP if you areaccepted into this seminar.The buff up is included in price of seminar, so please take advantage of this opportunity for Cathryn and her aides to "buff up" your scene before going in front of industry guest.

PICK OUT SCRIPT DAY IS MAY 21

1-2 AC KIDS

2-3:30 FILM STUDENTS

3:30-5 MASTERS AND PREMIERE

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Pre-AC & AC Classes!

Pre-Acting for Camera Classes- Designed for 4 and 5 years old) AC classes refer to Acting for Camera Classes- Designed for 6-9 year olds.

1) Pre- AC 1/Pre-Ac 2: Lisandra Ortega, Instructor (Jaden Roberts, associate)

June 12 - June 16, 2017
9:30-10:30am
$199.

The Pre-AC class is the first step in helping our little ones become more professional. They will learn the beginning steps to auditioning for a commercial, slating & the interview process.

This class is designed for 4-5 year olds.

2)Improv (Commerical/Film/TV) Pre-AC for 4-5 yrs old
Cody Linley, instructor (& Carly Studer, associate)

June 19-June 21, 2017

9am - 10am
$75.

Improv skills are imperative in this market for Commercials. Cody will be teaching the little ones how to handle improv for commercial auditions and on-set T.V.& Film situations they could end up in.

This class is designed for4-5 year olds.

AC Classes!! (Acting for Camera Classes- Designed for children, ages 6-9 years olds)

1) AC 1with Lisandra Ortega
Acting for Camera 1
June 12-16

10:40 - 11:55am
$225.

Acting for Camera 1 will help the student learn how to be real and believable for camera and will have their first audition scripts. They will learn how to hit marks and how to use props.

This class is for 6-9 year olds.

2) AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega

Acting for Camera 2

June 12- June 16
12pm - 1:20pm
$225.

Acting for Camera 2 continues with the learning process on how to handle scripts, props, marks and they learn how to use their own personalities in scenes as well as how to let loose so the really fun parts of their personality can come out on-camera.Also, they begin to understand character development & relationships.

This class is for 6-9 year olds

3) AC Commercial, TV & Film Improv Class

with Actor Cody Linley (& Carly Studer, associate)

Ages 6-9

June 19-21
10am - 12pm
$75.

Improv skills are imperative in this market for Commercials.

Cody will also be teaching them improv for Film and TV for on set circumstances that can come up.

4) AC 3, AC 4, AC5, AC6, AC7, & Up with Cathryn Sullivan

(July 17 - July 21)- 8 Students Only

9:30am-11am

$379.
Mixed Levels is when there are different levels of AC students in the same class. For example, there could be Acting for Camera 4 student and Acting for Camera 6 students within the same class. The teacher will concentrate on what each particular students need to be working on simultaneously: Working with more than one character in a scene at a time, being able to act goofy and let your nerdy side out, being free in front of the camera and taking on roles opposite your personality.

5) AC 3, AC 4, AC5, AC6, AC7, & Up with Cathryn Sullivan

(July 24 - July 28) - 8 Students Only

9:30am-11am

$379.

Mixed Levels is when there are different levels of AC students in the same class. For example, there could be Acting for Camera 4 student and Acting for Camera 6 students within the same class. The teacher will concentrate on what each particular students need to be working on simultaneously: Working with more than one character in a scene at a time, being able to act goofy and let your nerdy side out, being free in front of the camera and taking on roles opposite your personality.

 

Film 1 & Film 3!!!

(If you refer a student to Film 1, you will get a $20! discount on your next class. If you refer a boy, ages 9-12, you will get a $25. discount)!

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan

May 5-May 7, 2017

& June 6 - June 8th, 2017

9am - 1pm
$359.
Where budding actors have the opportunity to enhance their skills. We reinforce being natural and believable on camera. Being directable is a must and is a skill all actors need to develop to work in film. Actors will build on character development skills, work with props, and hit marks while responding to set directions. We simulate real onset location shootings using the students as leads, principals, and extras. The students will boost their on-camera skills while using different types of shots.

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan

May 5-May 7

& June 6 - June 8th, 2017

2pm - 6pm

$359.
Is all about the actor expanding their cold-reading skills. Solid cold-reading skills are a necessity in all aspects of this business...Film, TV, Commercial, Industrials and Stage. In this class, we will cold-read within 8-10 minutes every week to sharpen our skills for these cold-reading situations.

 

Film 2, Film 4 (Combo Class)or Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 & New Master 2 (Called "Mixed Levels)" !

1) Film 2 & Film 4(Combo Class)

with Master Teacher, Cathryn Sullivan

June 14- 17 14 hours

10am - 1:30pm

$379.

Combo class means that there are two sessions going on at the same time so Film 2/ Film 4 must be taken twice by the students.

Film 2 is all about emotional depth and being able to scream,

cry & rage. Film 4 is about listening, reacting and being effected. Having a strong inner monologue is key. This is one of my friends' who are casting director's favorite class. They say everyone can say lines. The most important part is how you are effected by the lines.

2) ***"The DOUBLE CREDIT MOST LEVELS Film Level Class

FILM 2, FILM 4, FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1 & N.M. 2"

(EXCITING! You can complete TWO levels during this class & the levels include:a) Film 2 & Film 4, b) Film 4 & Film 5

c) Film 5 & Film 6 d) Film 6 & New Master 1 e) New master 1 & New Master 2 or f) New master 2 & Masters)

with Master teacher, Cathryn Sullivan

24hours of instruction!

*Double Credit Class

SIX DAYS in a row-June 19- 24

9:30am-1:30pm OVER 24 HOURS!

Should be $758.

Will be $689.

$69 off by taking them both in the same week

3)Mixed Levels(Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)

with Master Teacher,Cathryn Sullivan

June 14-16

2:30-7:45pm with supper (Over 15 hours)

$379 with an Add-on option of $30 for Supper

*If you have a special vegan or glutten-free diet, please bring your own dinner and do not pick the add-on option. Our options for dinner come from places like Dominos, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell

"What is "Mixed levels" (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1,New Master 2"?

Mixed Levelsis a multi-level class where each student focuses on their own level. Mixed Level will be taken FOUR times to obtain skills for each level.

The levels include:

A.Film 5,which is all about comedy.

B. Film 6is about playing characters opposite your personality like a nerd, bully, meangirl, sociopath & insanely jealous girlfriend.

New Master 1begins work on Voice-over (with a whole new set of rules) and then,we focus on using your whole body to portray physical comedy for a comedic monologue. A dramatic monologue that the student writes on his/her own is required for this session as well.

New Master 2is the first time that we begin real work on Disney & Nick scripts breaking down how they are different & how to book a show on their network.

4)Mixed Levelswith Cathryn Sullivan (Film 5, Film 6,
New Master 1, New Master 2

June 26- June 29
9:30am - 1:30pm
$379.

5)Mixed Levels & Film 2/4***Don't forget to take Cody Linley's

3-day Improv workshop for Commercials, T.V. & Film For

Mixed Levels and Film 2/Film 4:

Improv for Commercial/Film/TV(Ages 10 & Up)

with Cody Linley & CarlyStuder

June 19-21

2:15pm - 4:15pm

$99

Improv for commercials are imperative for commercial auditions for this market. He will also be teaching on-set improve for Film & T.V.

 

Master Classes!!

1) Master's "Close-Up" Classwith Cathryn Sullivan -

Focusing on doing the best close-ups in the business!

June 19-21

2:30 - 7:30pm

20 students/ 15 hours

$379.

2) Customized Master Intensivewith Cathryn Sullivan(PG13 & R-Rated)

Less students, Way more Time!

June 26-30

3:45-8:15pm

Only 13 Students / Over 22 hours!

$575.

This class is a customized master class with less students and more one on one time Class will be customized around what each student in the class needs and wants. Itwill have all new scripts and will require some on-location shooting!

3)Advanced Character Development Intensive(with Lunch Included)

with Master Teacher Cody Linley & Carly Studer

June 22- June 24 -3 days - Over 19 hours

10am - 4:30pm

Should be $699.Will be $550 (Summer Special!)


Cody Linley says about his new class:

"This is a completely new class designed to help you learn invaluable tools to help you build characters in an extremely fun and creative way. We will also be working on animal studies, mask work and helping build truthful character for Film & T.V.

This class will help you take on a new physical position thus making you feel what your character is feeling. Through improv, jury & other exercises,you will discover why your character is the way they are. Once you are done exploring, you will shake it out and discuss what you learned through the embodiment exercises. This is a very creative way of working that is so fun andhas relit my passion as an actor. I can't wait to share with you all I have learned".


4)
Master Class: Improv for Commercial/Film/TVMasters Three days

with Master Teacher Cody Linley
June 22-24
4:45pm - 6:45pm
$99.

Most everyone at the master level knows that improv is required at commercial auditions. Cody will help you work on those skills to book. He also will teach you how to improv on TV and Film sets when those circumstances come up. He had to do some improv on his Sharknado Sets recently. He will share some of those experiences with you.

**DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY!

Check out Cathy's Master's close up class, this Improv class & Cody's Character Development class. They are all happening the same week! You can take all three!

If you take all three classes, you will get an extra $25 off. Just email us at 4classreg@gmail.com and put in "Need Discount -$25 off for Master Classes" in the subject line to get your discount!

 

 

Just a friendly reminder from the front desk:

When you request a class at 1pm on Sunday, your request is "a request to enroll in the class",
not a confirmation.

Once we determine who requested the class that qualifies for the class level/age, then they will be charged and confirmed in the order received. All others will be waitlisted.

You are not considered confirmed until you receive an email from 4classreg@gmail.com and your card on file has been charged.

IF YOUR CARD ON FILE DECLINES, YOU WILL BE REMOVED AND WILL HAVE TO
RE-REQUEST THE CLASS
. Please make sure you card on file is current.

The auto-email receipt from the software saying that we have received your request is NOT your class confirmation. It MUST come from 4classreg@gmail.com.

Thank you for your help in making this a smooth registration!
We are very excited to spend the summer with you!!!

IMPORTANT INFO ON REGISTRATION CONFIRMATIONS & PAYMENT INFO-

Our current registration website automatically sends confirmation emails letting registrants know their registration was "submitted",HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A CONFIRMATION FROM THE STUDIO INDICATING APPROVAL IN CLASS.There is a big difference in these two confirmations which is causing much confusion in registration.It is VERY IMPORTANT to know that a student is approved and in the class when a CONFIRMATION HAS BEEN EMAILED FROM THE STUDIO (4classreg@gmail.com), not the automated confirmation.Please do not presume your child is in class unless you have received a confirmation from 4classreg@gmail.com and your credit card has been charged. Thank you.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO UPDATE YOUR CREDIT CARDS ON THE WEBSITE DURING REGISTRATION.If your credit card declines, your child will automatically be placed on the wait list and we will be forced to move to the next student.We don't want this to be you, so please be sure to update your payment information when necessary.We appreciate you!

FRONT DESK

 

 

Passionately,

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

972-353-3456 Studio

4classreg@gmail.com (Email this address if you have questions concerning registration, front desk info, etc)

Cathysully2@gmail.com (Email my personal email if you have questions about you, your child or their progress)

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Think about Spending your summer with us at the studio. I see the most momentum build during summer months when I have the students every single day. I often say that I feel like I can practically make anyone have "star quality" if I have them everyday... and summer is the one chance where you can do that!

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#1 "HOW TO DO DISNEY" AND "A FUN DISNEY REVIEW"!

To help prepare for the upcoming seminar, I am offering a few speciality classes.

They are "How To Do Disney!" & "A Fun Disney Review!" These classes will be offered the first week of June before the seminar AND because every year, we offer a Summer Holiday Special, we have discounted this particular class!!!


If you took Spring Session, you will qualify for the Howard Meltzer Seminar although those who are signed up for June Session will have priority.June Session will also go towards qualifying for the July Seminar as well (which we are working on now).

*****GOOD NEWS***** Sign-Up for the Howard Meltzer Seminar on Sunday, BUT your credit card won't be charged until May 1st!!!!

We are offering a "Summer Special" like we always do on the first week of Summer session!

Disney Class Film Students - "How to do Disney!"

(6/5-6/6) 10am - 12:30pmShould be $126. (Summer Special $95)

Middle School Masters Only "A Fun, Disney Style Review!"

(6/5-6/6) 1:30pm - 4pm Should be $126.

(Summer Special $95)

High School (14-16 years old)

"A Fun, Disney Style Review!" (6/7-6/8)10am - 12:30pm

Should be $126. (Summer Special $95)

Premiere, High School& College-Aged Masters& Adults

(17-62 years old)

"A Fun, Disney Style Review! (6/7-6/8) 1:30pm - 4pm Should be $126

(Summer Special $95)

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Beginning Classes:

Film 1: The First Class that can Begin your Acting Career: How to be real, believable & develop relationship & chemistry in a scene

Ben Sullivan-instructor

Film 1 with Ben Sullivan (June 6-8)9am - 1pm$359

(Anyone who refers a new student to Film 1 will get a $20 off your next class! If you bring us a boy between the ages of 9-11, you get $25. off!)

Film 3: Developing your cold-reading skills:

Ben Sullivan,Instructor

Film 3with Ben Sullivan (June 6-8)2pm - 6pm$359.

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Pre- AC 1/Pre-Ac 2: Lisandra Ortega, Instructor (Jaden Roberts, associate)

Pre-AC 1 & Pre-AC 2 with Lisandra Ortega(June 12-16)

9:30am-10:30am

The Pre-AC class is the first step in helping our little ones become more professional. They will learn the beginning steps to auditioning for a commercial, slating & the interview process.

It is for 4-5 year olds

$199.

Pre-AC 1 and Pre-AC 2:

Don't forget to take the Pre-AC Commercial,TV & Film Improv Class

with Actor Cody Linley(& Carly Studer)

Improv (Commercial/Film/TV) Pre-AC for 4-5 year olds

with Cody Linley & Carly Studer(June 19-June 21)

9am - 10am $75

Improv skills are imperative in this market for Commercials. Cody will be teaching the little ones how to handle improv for commercial auditions and on-set T.V.& Film situations they could end up in.

Check out Cody Linley's resume'Cody Linley's Imdb resume'

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AC 1 withLisandra Ortega(June 12-16) 10:40 - 11:55am

Acting for Camera 1 will help the student learn how to be real and believable for camera and will have their first audition scripts. They will learn how to hit marks and how to use props.

This class is for 6-9 year olds.

$225.

 

AC 2with Lisandra Ortega(6/12-6/16) 12pm - 1:20pm

Acting for Camera 2 continues with the learning process on how to handle scripts, props, marks and they learn how to use their own personalities in scenes as well as how to let loose so the really fun parts of their personality can come out on-camera.Also, they begin to understand character development & relationships.

This class is for 6-9 year olds

$225.

AC 1 & AC 2!

Don't forget to take the

AC Commercial, TV & Film Improv Class

with ActorCody Linley(& Carly Studer)

Improvfor Commerical/Film/TV

Ages 6-9with Cody Linley & Carly Studer

(June 19-21)10am - 12pm$75

Improv skills are imperative in this market for Commercials.

Cody will also be teaching them improv for Film and TV for on set circumstances that can come up.

Check out Cody Linley's resume Cody Linley's resume'

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Need Film 2, Film 4, or Mixed Levels?

Film 2 & Film 4 (Combo Class) with Master Teacher,Cathryn Sullivan

(6/14-6/17) 10am - 1:30pm $379.

Combo class means that there are two sessions going on at the same time so Film 2/ Film 4 must be taken twice by the students.

Film 2 is all about emotional depth and being able to scream, cry & rage. Film 4 is about listening, reacting and being effected. Having a strong inner monologue is key. This is one of my friends' who are casting director's favorite class. They say everyone can say lines. The most important part is how you are effected by the lines.

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)

with Master Teacher,Cathryn Sullivan

June 14-16 2:30-7:45pm with supper

$379 with an Add-on option of $30 for Supper

*If you have a special vegan or glutten-free diet, please bring your own dinner and do not pick the add-on option. Our options for dinner come from places like Dominos, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Dairy Queen, Taco Bell

What is Mixed levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)?

Mixed Levels is a multi-level class where each student focuses on their own level. Mixed Level will be taken FOUR times to obtain skills for each level. The levels include:

Film 5,

which is all about comedy. Film 6

is about playing characters opposite your personality like a nerd, bully, mean girl, sociopath & insanely jealous girlfriend. New Master 1

begins work on Voice-over (with a whole new set of rules) and then, we focus on using your whole body to portray physical comedy for a comedic monologue. A dramatic monologue that the student writes on his/her own is required for this session as well. New Master 2 is the first time that we begin real work on Disney & Nick scripts breaking down how they are different & how to book a show on their network.

**** "The DOUBLE CREDIT MOST LEVELS Film Level Class"

(EXCITING! You can complete TWO levels during this class & the levels include: Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 and New Master 2 & Masters)

with Master teacher, Cathryn Sullivan

24 hours of instruction!

*Double Credit Class(SIX DAYS in a row-June 19- 24)

9:30am-1:30pm

Should be $758.

Will be $689.

$69 off by taking them both in the same week

You can take 1) Both Film 2 and Film 4, 2) Film 4 and Film 5, 3) Film 6 and New Master 1, 4) New Master 1 and New Master 2 or 5) New Master 2 and Masters. (Why not start your first master class in this class?!)

Mixed Levelswith Cathryn Sullivan (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2(June 26- June 29) 9:30am - 1:30pm 12 hours$379.

Mixed Levels & Film 2/4 ***Don't forget to take Cody Linley's

3-day Improv workshop for Commercials, T.V. & Film For

Mixed Levels and Film 2/Film 4:

Improv for Commercial/Film/TV(Ages 10 & Up)

with Cody Linley & CarlyStuder

(June 19-21)

2:15pm - 4:15pm

$99

Improv for commercials are imperative for commercial auditions for this market. He will also be teaching on-set improv circumstances that could arise on T.V. & Film sets!

Check out Cody's resume'Cody Linley's resume'

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Master Classes!!

1) There is a Master's "Close-Up" Class with Cathryn Sullivan -

Focusing on doing the best close-ups in the business!

*15 hours of instructions

(June 19-21)

2:30 - 7:30pm

20 students/ 15 hours

$379.

Also- **Check out Cody's "Advanced Character Development Class" and his "Improv for Masters" also happening the same week! You could take all three!

2) Customized Master Intensive with Cathryn Sullivan (PG13 & R-Rated)

Less students, Way more Time!

Only 13 Students / Over 22 hours!

June 26-June 30

3:45pm - 8:15pm

$575.

This class is a customized master class with less students and more one on one time and will be customized around what each student in the class needs and wants. ItWill have all new scripts and will require some on-location shooting!

3) MASTER STUDENTS!

"Advanced Character Development Intensive" (with Lunch Included) with Master Teacher Cody Linley & Carly Studer

June 22- June 24 -3 days - Over 19 hours

10am - 4:30pm

Should be $699. Will be $550 (Summer Special!)

Cody Linley says about his new class:

"This is a completely new class designed to help you learn invaluable tools to help you build characters in an extremely fun and creative way. We will also be working on animal studies, mask work and helping build truthful character for Film & T.V.

This class will help you take on a new physical position thus making you feel what your character is feeling. Through improv, jury & other exercises,you will discover why your character is the way they are. Once you are done exploring, you will shake it out and discuss what you learned through the embodiment exercises. This is a very creative way of working that is so fun andhas relit my passion as an actor. I can't wait to share with you all I have learned".

4) Check outMaster Class: Improv for Commercial/Film/TV Masters Three days- June 22-24

4:45pm - 6:45pm

$99.

Most everyone at the master level knows that improv is required at commercial auditions. Cody will help you work on those skills to book. He also will teach you how to improv on TV and Film sets when those circumstances come up. He had to do some improv on his Sharknado Sets recently. He will share some of those experiences with you.

**DISCOUNT OPPORTUNITY! Check out Cathy's Master's close up class, this Improv class & Cody's Character Development class. They are all happening the same week! You can take all three! If you do, you will get an extra $25 off. Just email us at 4classreg@gmail.com and put in "Need Discount -$25 off for Master Classes" in the subject line to get your discount!

Also- Specialty Classes!

We are offeringa THREE DAY Improv class for Commercials, T.V. & Filmwith Cody Linley!

Come to class and build characters through improv. Have fun, work as a team and challenge yourself. These improv workshops are designed to help you break out of your shell, practie commercial auditions and work with everything from dramatic improv to comedic improv. Commercial improv scenerios include practice auditions, slates and interviews that will happen in the audition room. Music improv will be included as well as dramatic improv that will put the actors in a real on-set improv scenarios. Bring high stakes TV energy and work with wacky characters too!

Improv (Commerical/Film/TV) Pre-AC 4-5 with Cody Linley & Carly Studer(June 19-June 21) 9am - 10am $75

Improv (Commerical/Film/TV) Ages 6-9with Cody Linley & Carly Studer(6/19-6/21)10am - 12pm$75

Improv (Commerical/Film/TV) Ages 10 & Up with Cody Linley & CarlyStuder(6/19-6/21) 2:15pm - 4:15pm$99

Improv (Commercial/Film/TV) Masters

(June 22-24) 4:45pm - 6:45pm -**Check out Cathy's Master's close up, happening the same week! You can take BOTH!

MASTER STUDENTS! Advanced Character Development (Lunch Included) with Cody Linley & Carly Studer(June 22- June 24 3 daysOver 19 hours)

10am - 4:30pmShould be $699. Will be $575.

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Howard Meltzer Workshop

(See below at the end for his classroom curriculum)

A Parent seminar will be included!

Howard is one of the kindest casting directors you will ever meet, yet he is someone who gives one of the most educational classes I have ever seen. Check out his resume Howard Meltzer resume'

Saturday, June 10

9-12 AC & Pre-AC workshop

1-4 Film Classes (Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5)

4-7pm Film Classes & Adult Class (Film 6, New Master 1,

New Master 2 and Adult class)

$220

 

Sunday, June 11

9-12 Middle School Masters

1-4 High School Master (9th-11th)

4-7 High School Master (12th grade), College- Aged Students and Premiere Students

$220

 

PICK OUT SCRIPT DAY IS Sunday, May 21st:

1-2pm AC & Pre-AC students

2-3:30 Film Students

3:30-5 Master & Premiere Students

 

Buffups are the week of Seminar. They are free with the seminar so that we can make sure the students look amazing!

 

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

972-353-3456 Studio

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BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!!

*******Bookings Corrections*******

Grace Martin is with the Campbell Agency, not Linda McAlister. She was listed incorrectly in the previous newsletter.

Paulina Chavez is with Pastaroni Agency in Houston.

Summer Scontrino booked the role of Shana (Heidi's younger sister)

in REELZ Scandal Made Me Famous Heidi Fleiss Story.

Summer Scontrino - Scandal Made Me Famous

 

Libby Lester booked a TXU commerical. Libby is with Barbara with The Campbell Agency.

Kyler Beck booked a project for the Texas Department of Agriculture.

Matt McCann

show, "Man with a Plan" was picked up for a second season.

(Matt Leblanc's son on the show.) Matthew is pictured below on the left.

Congrats on Season 2!!! (Matthew booked this T.V. show with Melissa Berger from CESD's diligence, I am told by Mitchell. Matt was found by CESD at a workshop here at the studio).

Cody Linley had a cameo on "Sharknado 5" last week!!!(Cody booked this gig through his L.A. agent Jennifer Patredis at Innovative)

Caleb Pierceis going back on "Insecure" on HBO!Caleb booked this through their L.A. agency CESD (where Mitchell Gossett & Melissa Berger are!)

Caleb Pierce (pictured on the left)


JT Neal
booked a major Sony Pictures/Overbrook Entertainment feature film drama as Jaden Smith's best friend. Here is a deadline article about the booking:http://deadline.com/2017/04/rza-jt-neal-life-in-a-year-overbrook-entertainment-1202067536/J.T. Booked this through his L.A. agent Jennifer Patredis at Innovative in L.A.

 

 

JT Neal, Alex Yonks, and Belle Shouse

 

JT Neal, Alex Yonks, and Belle Shouse pictured above doing the "CS-Sign" for Cathryn Sullivan's. JT is about to shoot a big studio movie, Alex is working as part of the crew on "Big Bang Theory"!!!

Campbell Williams booked and filmed an ABC Pilot! We are super proud of you Campbell!!! She booked this through her L.A. agent Jennifer Patredis of Innovative.

(Cambell Williams is on the studio lot here pictured with her agent Jennifer Patredis of Innovative in L.A. )

 

 

 


Taylor Tippins &Jonny Gallegos
booked an "Untitled Marvel Pilot", directed by Bryan Singer (He directed almost all of the X-Men movies)!!!! So exciting and we are sooo happy for you Taylor & Jonny!!!! They got this pilot through their local agents! Congrats to Linda McAlister (Taylor) & Dee Ann Vernon at Kim Dawson Agency (Jonny)!

 

Mohana Krishnan is the lead in a Nickelodeon Show -20 Episodes of "I am Frankie". Mohana also got her lead role from her local agency (Dee Ann Vernon at Kim Dawson Agency).

Mohana Krishnan (pictured above in the middle)

 

Lisandra Ortega booked the indie "Drift". Check out her cool "movie

tattoos".Lisandra booked this movie through her local agent Dee Ann Vernonand Claire Coburn at Kim Dawson Agency.

 

Several of my Master and Premiere students booked this awesome Sizzle Reel for "Sage Alexander" with Director/Producer Shaun Cunningham.

Gavin Caselegno, Dodge Prince, Lauren Stephenson, Amber Alvarez, and even Brian Sullivan had his first film debut!I was able to help with casting on this project. It is now being considered right now for several awards at the Los Angeles Independent Film Festival.

 

 

Check it out here:

Sage Alexander

Sage Alexander

 

Sienna Hernandez filmed 2 episodes of a Nickelodeon Unscripted Show. Sienna got this role through her agent in Dallas (Barbara Blanchette from the Campbell Agency).

Sienna Hernandez

Tristan Tiercebooked a role on a pilot that shot last week in NOLA!!! He signed an NDA (Non disclosure agreement), so don't ask him. We will find out soon enough.

 

Parker Weathersbeebooked five days on a miniseries shooting in Austincalled "The Long Road Home".Parker got this through his local agency, Dee Ann Vernon from Kim Dawson Agency.

Parker Weathersbee


Alex Alford
booked a SAG feature film, "Puppet Master: The Littlest Reich" (a reboot of a cult horror film).This came through his agent, Linda McAlister.

 

Master student Kat Rowland booked the lead in a SAG ultra low budget film"The Crossroads of Hunter Wilde",Mike Norris is the director. Kat was cast as "Jo Wilde" (Dee Ann Vernon-Kim Dawson Agency)

Kat Rowland

 

Mallory Snow


Mallory Snow
booked "Murder Made me Famous", the episode was the "Craig's List Killer" and it aired this week!(Claire Coburn & Melissa McQueen- Kim Dawson Agency)

Nyah Johnson booked episode of "Deadline"!! Airing in the summer. Episode 4. Season 5. (Barbara Blanchette-Cambpell)

 

Kennedy Hermansen, Froy Guiterrez, and Brec Bassinger (pictured above) at Brec's Premier of "A Cowgirl's Story". Froy was a Cluttes boy, but he booked this out of his L.A. agent. Kennedy booked a role on "One Nation Under God" as

Sarah Grace. It films in Baton Rouge and the casting director is Joey Paul Jensen.

She booked it through Kim Dawson Agency/ Dee Ann Vernon.

We are so excited for her!

Calem Sharman booked a role in an indie film "Sick for Toys" as Young Edward! (Booked through Dee Ann Vernon at Kim Dawson Agency).

Camryn Jones booked a film in New Orleans called "Created Equal". Camryn got this through her Houston agent, but has been skyping privates with Cody Linley!

Camryn Jones in "Created Equal"

 

Shannon Rousseau joined the KTTC/NBC team as the weekend anchor, producer, and multimedia journalist after graduating from the University of North Texas with a B.A. in Radio TV Film and minors in Music and Communication.

Haley Hughey is joined the KNWA/FOX24 team in August 2016.

Paulet del Castillo booked a Commercial for Megafest. (Booked by Dee Ann Vernon-Campbell Agency).

Libby Lester booked a TXU Commercial with Barbara at The Campbell Agency.

Kyler Beck booked a project for the Texas Dept. of Agriculture.

Alyssa Overbeck is producing a short film she wrote and will star in called "The Virgin Deal", here is a trailer:https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-virgin-deal-a-short-film--4#/

Daegen Vail'smusic video he shot last summer came out this week. He shot it for Premiere Student and Third season Regular on "The Goldbergs"

HAYLEY ORRANTIA . Here is this wonderful music video. Just click on thisto see this wonderful music video of both Daegan and Hayley!

 

 

Claire Capek booked Shaun Cunningham's "Urban Vibes Part II" with special appearance byDash Melrose.

 

 

Claire Capek also booked two Hasbro jobs back to back.A hand model job with Play-Doh and another job with DohVinci!

Claire & Noah

Noah Cottrell and Claire Capek booked a DohVinci commercial.

 

Two weeks ago Eshan Inamdar auditioned for Walmart commercial and was put on hold. Although he did not book, just proud that he was on hold.This week, he auditioned for Frito Lay and booked it! So exciting for him and his proud mom!He is doing a short filmon Sundayno pay but wanted to gain experience and build his resume. Busy week!Eshan booked a short university film. He used a monologue from new master 1 to book it. (Dee Ann Vernon at Kim Dawson Agency)

Grace Martin booked a voiceover with "Stonyfield Yogurt".Grace is with The Campbell Agency and booked it through them.

Paulina Chavez booked a national SAG Coke commercial.Paulina is with Pastaroni Agency in Houston.

Alexandria Bryant booked a SAG national commercial for Samsungin LA. Booked it through her modeling agency in L.A.

Alex Gay, Seth Omalza, & Mitchell Paulsen, Eva Hennigan, Edison Grantbooked an "American Bible Society" industrial. They booked it through Kim Dawson Agency/Dee Ann Vernon

Hannah Norum booked a video for a major wireless carrier and a BJ's Brewhouse commercial. (Booked by Dee Ann Vernon/ Kim Dawson Agency)

Cole Whitaker short film called "Alternative Math".Booked through Kim Dawson Agency/Dee Ann Vernon He booked a "Better Call Saul" as a younger Saul!! It will air this season (Season 3 Episode 310)!

Sydney Bell booked a lead in a SAG student film.

Alexandria Bryant - Alexandria recently sent me this email "After class because of the encouragement and support from you and everyone else, I realized I needed to not be my own worst enemy. So I started just diving into things completely without second guessing or telling myself it wasn't worth it. So I've worked harder (in a healthy way) than I ever have, and so far it's going well. Even if it doesn't pan out I'm really proud of myself and I wanted to thank you" (Since this email was sent, Alexandria is busy working in Singapore, a dream of hers!!! YAY!)

I-Station booked a bunch of Kim Dawson Agency Kids- Noah Cottrell,

Eshan Inamdar, Camden Mallow, Parker Weathersbee, Kiera Strauss.

 

Howard Meltzer

Lesson Plan - Children & Young Adults

Introduction to Howard's background as a Casting Director:

* Howard Meltzer has received a B.A. in Drama/Theater from Queens College (City University of New York). After graduating, Howard worked on the casting of over fifty Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Regional Theater stage productions. He has cast dozens of television series, pilots, and TV movies.

Overview of audition preparation techniques.

Understanding the differences of a single-cam comedy, multi-cam comedy, drama, or film audition.

Having a better understanding of the audition process and what is expected:

* Pre-reads

* Producer sessions

* Self-tapes

* Network tests

Analyzing a role:

* Breakdown analysis

* Sides analysis

* Script analysis

What it is the definition of "self-direct"?

Techniques in preparing for a Guest Star, Co-Star, and Series Regular audition.

Discussion of industry trends, and understanding the Los Angeles market.

Working on sides from previous projects Howard has cast.

Questions and Answers with parents and talent. Please prepare your questions in advance.

Written evaluations to be given to the parents at the conclusion of the workshop.

GOAL:

Howard's goal is to educate the talent and teach them the best practices to have a great audition. Howard feels it's primarily about preparation. Don't try to "get the role" - just do good work.

News!!!


HI Actors, Actresses & Parents who love an ACTOR or an ACTRESS!!!

Registrationfor this amazing seminar is this Sunday at 1pm,March 19. Check it out!
(Left to Right) Tian Jing, Brie Larson,Tom Hiddleston and Thomas Mann


THOMAS MANN(pictured here from KONG:SKULL ISLAND on right..which is out right now) is coming back to the studio! He trained and was a master student/teacher at the studio for several years, and now he is coming back as an "A-List" leading male actor to share his journey with us!Here, Thomas is featured in an article written by the Hollywood Reporter two months ago. For the 2nd year in a row, he has been selected as "Next Gen Talent Rising Star: 35 and Under"!!!http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lists/next-gen-talent-2016-hollywoods-up-coming-actors-35-under-945056



Take a look at his IMDb page and check out his his bio:

Thomas Mann has spent the last half decade building up an impressive resume as one of the few up and coming young leading male actors. He's gone from one studio feature film to another and to successful memorable indie films. Most recently Thomas could be seen in the $150 million budget Warner Brothers / Legendary feature film KONG: SKULL ISLAND where he filmed in Hawaii, Australia and Viet Nam. Thomas will next be seen on FX's FARGO and in the Netflix, Nicole Holofcener directed feature film THE LAND OF STEADY HABITS opposite Ben Mendelsohn.
In 2012, Thomas got his big break starring in the Warner Brothers and Todd Phillips/Joel Silver produced hit comedy "PROJECT X".The R-rated laffer, produced for a very small studio budget of $8 million grossed over $100 million worldwide. Thomas then went on to star in several studio feature films including sharing the screen with Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton in Paramount's "HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTER". The movie, directed by Tommy Wirkola, grossed over $225 million worldwide Mann starred in a string of ten independent feature films following his five studio features including WELCOME TO ME opposite Kristin Wiig, "BARELY LETHAL" opposite Samuel L. Jackson, "PREPPIE CONNECTION" with Lucy Fry, "STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT" with Ezra Miller andTheSheridan.

My favorite was the 2015 Sundance award winning (both jury and audience award) feature "ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL" in which he portrayed the titular 'Me.'Every independent film he has worked on has gone on to find distribution deals. Most recently in this space he has the Broadgreen feature BRAIN ON FIRE opposite Chloe Moretz and OUR HOUSE opposite Nicola Peltz.

In late 2016, Thomas decided to tread the boards in NY and starred in the original cast adaptation of the feature film "DEAD POETS SOCIETY" at the Classic Stage Company. Directed by Tony Award winning director John Doyle (THE COLOR PURPLE) and starring opposite Jason Sudeikis, Thomas portrayed the role of 'Neil' (Originated in the film by Robert Sean Leonard).

Thomas loves acting, and producers love working with him. Every single production company he has worked with has offered him roles in future projects, or even gone to the extent of optioning him into other films. Thomas currently resides wherever his current project is filming/rehearsing.

Thomas will be our top guest speaker and will be here both days,
April 22-23rdto offer guidance & to talk about what it is like to be on those A-list movie sets!! We are so lucky!!!! Thomas will be flanked both days by his L.A. representation,
Agent Jennifer Patredis on Saturday, April 22 & his Manager, Michael Hepburn on Sunday, April 23.

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In addition to Thomas Mann,SERA ROADNIGHTwill be our guest too.Sera is a music manager!! This is our first time bringing in a Music Manager, so we are very excited!!With over a decade of PR and artist management experience, Sera Roadnight has developed and assisted artists in building their careers from the ground up. Her experience as a publicist and artist manager offers clients a knowledgeable and diverse outlook in the ever-changing music industry and provides them with the tools to maximize their position in today's market.

Sera has secured features for her clients in major outlets such as Ryanseacrest.com, J-14 Magazine and Billboard Magazine to name a few. Sera has held roles in publicity, label management, marketing, and artists development, representing a wide variety of artists. Her network of industry connections range from fellow managers, attorneys, songwriters, producers, publishers, talent agents, music supervisors, and A&R executives at major labels. She currently runs her boutique PR firm in Los Angeles and manages the professional career of 18 year old artist Darla Beaux, who she recently secured a publishing deal for with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Sera Roadnight will be here both days,April 22-23 and is looking for new hot singers. If you are singer and are interested in a manager, get ready with 16 bars & possibly a 1 minute song if you are open to that possibility.
More Details below.

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In additional to Thomas Mann, Sera Roadnight, we are fortunate to have JENNIFER PATREDIS returning to us again! What I love most about Jennifer is her passion for this industry and her clients.She was a talent agent here in Dallas before she was noticed and offered a job in Hollywood. Since Jennifer moved her roots to Los Angeles, she has taken the agent industry by storm making a name for herself and her clients.It is a hard thing to do with so many talent agents and actors in one place, but with Jennifer's hard work and her ambitious tenacity, she was able to achieve stardom in a short amount of time and has continued to stay on top in her field.Jennifer's client roster includesclients from our studio like Thomas Mann (mentioned above), Mallory Mahoney(Adventures in Babysitting), Cody Linley (Sharknado 4, Hoovey, Hoot, Dancing With the Stars, Hannah Montana), Logan Miller (The Walking Dead, Simon vs. Homo Sapiens Agenda) & many more - visit her Imdb page here.
Jennifer Patredis will be here only on Saturday, April 22.She usually doesn't see that group of students as she is always doing improvon Saturday, so this will be her first time watching the Development group at my studio. If you are a master student, you are welcome to get into theSATURDAYat3:30pmclass (which includes Master Students) and the seminaron Sundaywith both Thomas & Michael Hepburn, who will only be hereon Sunday!

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We aren't finished!Joining in this seminar is MICHAEL HEPBURNMichael is one of the GREATEST Managers we know!He is exactly what a Manager should be - dedicated, persistent, innovative and excels in networking for his clients.Michael Hepburn is now in his ninth year as a talent manager helping to guide the career of several young actors including quite a few from the Dallas area. He developed a passion for the business side of film and TV while studying abroad in London and attending over a hundred plays over the course of a year. Moving to LA upon graduation fromcollege he worked in agencies before making a switch to management in 2008.

Originally working primarily with young actors - more for the ideal of working with his clients for multiple decades rather than running a youth department, he found early success and developed a passion for his work. Leaving the firm he started his management career at in 2012, he made the switch to Industry Entertainment - one of LA's second oldest management firms having, along with Brillstein/Grey, helped define modern management. For the past two years his client list has continued to grow and develop as have the successes. Check out his IMDb.

Michael Hepburn will only be here on Sunday, April 23rd.You are welcome to book both days to be seen by both industry guests. Thomas Mann will be there both days.

ALSO, We have several of our top prestigious, LOCAL agents that will be here as well!
Dee Ann Vernon, Director of Kids/Teen/Young Adults for Film/T.V. & Commercials from the Kim Dawson AgencyBarbara Blanchette, Director of Kids/Teens at Campbell Agency John Callidus,owner of the Callidus Agency who takes Kids/Teens & Adults!
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This is a fun filled, jam packed and intensive seminar with a wide variety of industry guests and I'm super excited about the diversity of the panel and the awesome learning opportunities my students will have who attend.SO DO NOT MISS OUT!
We have listened to your requests so:
REGISTRATION OPENS thisSunday, 3/19/17 at 1pm.


SATURDAY, APRIL 22nd, 2017

Thomas Mann, Jennifer Patredis, & Sera Roadnight Seminar, Dee Ann Vernon with Kim Dawson Agency, Barbara Blanchette with Campbell Agency and John Calliduswith Callidus Agency - $235
9am - 11:30am-AC & Young Film
12:30 - 3:30pm-Film 2, Film 3, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6
3:30 - 6:30pm-New Master 1, New Master 2, Adults, & Masters who want to see both Thomas and Jennifer

SUNDAY, APRIL 23rd, 2017

Thomas Mann, Michael Hepburn, & Sera Roadnight Seminar,Dee Ann Vernon with Kim Dawson Agency, Barbara Blanchette with Campbell Agency and John Calliduswith Callidus Agency - $235
9am - 12pm-Middle School Masters
1- 4pm-High School Masters (14-17) and adults who want to see both Thomas and Michael
4- 7pm-Premiere & High School Masters 17 & Up

Different Options of things you can do for the seminar:
A) *2 pages and a 1 minute song
B) *3 -4 pages of sides/script and 16 bars of a song if you are by yourself
C) 4-6 pages if there are two or more people in the scene + 16 bars of a song

WE WILL HAVE BUFF-UPS THE WEEK BEFORE TO HELP YOU LOOK GOOD FOR THE UPCOMING SEMINAR. BE SURE YOU SIGN UP FOR THE FREE BUFF-UPS THAT COME WITH YOUR SEMINARREGISTRATION!

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Need Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 or
New Master 2? Wanna take another one so that you can reach master status?

On Sunday, We will open new classes just for YOU!

Film 2 / Film 4 Combo - $379
May 5th(5 - 7pm)
May 6th(9am - 1:30pm)
May 7th(9am - 1:30pm)

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) - $379
May5th (7 - 9pm)
May6th (2:30 - 7pm)
May7h (2:30 - 7pm)

There are also still available spots left in our upcoming
Film 1 & Film 3 - $349
If you know someone who is perfect for our studio, recommend them for this film 1 and you will get a $10. credit. Tell them to put your name in an email the day ofregistrationand we are on it!

Film 1
March 24th(5-7pm)
March 25th(9am-1pm)
March 26th(9am - 1pm)

Film 3
March 24th(7-9pm)
March 25th(2-6pm)
March 26th(2-6pm)

DID YOU KNOW that You can take Film 1 and Film 3 at the same time?
YES, you can! We currently are having a Film 3 class the same dates (3/24-3/26/17).Our Teacher for those classes come from Austin and he is a dynamic, exciting, cool teacher, so try it out. A lot of people get addicted to our program from Film 1 because this is a Home for Actors!
These two classes are up on WWW.CATHRYNSULLIVAN.COMNOW!

Please visit our website toregister-www.cathrynsullivan.com. Classes fill quickly. Do not delay in registering.

BOOKINGS!! COMING SOON! THERE ARE SO MANY! We've had bookings for pilots for Network T.V., Films, Commercials, Voice-overs etc. Those will be coming soon with the ones we are allowed to post. Watch Thomas Mann in KONG:SKULL ISLAND this week and LOGAN MILLER has a movie coming out this weekend too. He has been a regular guest on WALKING DEAD this season. Check out info on him and his moviehttps://thelast-magazine.com/logan-miller/

I'm so proud of all of you and all of your progress this past year! I can't wait to show it off next month at this seminar.

NEW CLASSES 


“Spring Break Dream Chasers Camp”
(The ones that are left! Mixed Levels, Film 2/Film 4 & Cody’s Privates on Thursday are full, however we put up new privates with Cody Linley on Saturday, March 18.)   


Cody’s Acting Academy 1 & 2 – MASTER STUDENTS ONLY! 

Normally $625.  Is $565. Discount $60.
March 13th through March 15th : 10am – 4:30pm (MON-WED With Lunch included)   


“Dream Chaser’s Acting Academy 1” will include: 


1.     A segment of voice and movement, a technique he learned that has helped him as an actor to stay in the moment while allowing the actor to have the maximum affect with the least amount of effort while being calm and relaxed at the same time! 


2.     Cody also will be teaching animal studies which Cody says is a fun way of approaching a scene to help the actor transform into the character. The people that taught Cody this method also helped Leonardo DiCaprio. 


3.     Script Analysis, Character Development, Improvisational Methods, and More 


4.     Course Includes: Lunch Daily, Comprehensive Course Manual, Featured Interview with Cody on Facebook “Live” Broadcast from the Studio to Cody’s Social Media Base 



“Dream Chaser’s Acting Academy 2” will include: 


1.     Personal Photo and specific story telling exercise. Becoming more of the character means sharing more of yourself. 


2.     Reading a Poem and connecting to it deeply. This can be an original piece or from another writer. We will work on slowing down, staying 100% committed and invested delivering your emotional truth. 


3.     Eyes closed Experiment. Ever wonder what it would be like to be blind? You will have 10 minutes to move around and see what you can discover with your senses. 


4.     Advanced Warm Up Exercises- Relax more deeply with a partner massage and use each other physicality to help open your breath channel and experience more energy and emotion in your work. 


5.     Mind Mapping- start with your character’s name and connect the character to everything such as their passions, dislikes, etc. 


6.     Voice Over scripts ranging from zany, cartoon, radio commercials, and even video game characters. 


7.     Featured Interview with Cody on Facebook “Live” Broadcast from the Studio to Cody’s Social Media Base     



Most Levels w/ Cathryn Sullivan - (F2, F4, F5, F6, NM1) $379. 

March 13th through March 17th: 10:15am – 1:15pm       



Commercial & Improv w/Cody – (for 8yr – 11yr) $45.

 March 16th: 10am – 12pm 


Cody Linley has come up with a fun, but super educational Commercial and Improv. Class that he will be teaching to the students who are between the ages of 8 and 11 years old! Commercial auditions can be done many ways, both here and in California. Cody will help you get ahead and have a leg up on the competition.     



Casting from an Actor’s Perspective w/Cody – (Film 5 – Master) $82.  

March 16th: 2pm – 6pm 



Casting from an Actor’s Perspective w/Cody 


The ever popular “Casting from an Actor’s Perspective” taught by Cody Linley is back! It is usually only offered to Master students, but this time- we are going to open it to Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2, and Masters. This way everyone can get a real taste of what it is like to sit in the shoes of a casting director, producer, the actor in the audition room and more. This is usually just offered to the Master students, but we want everyone to be familiar with the audition room and the process.

 

ALL PRIVATES WITH CODY LINEY FILLED WITHIN MINUTES OF REGISTRATION, SO WE ARE OPENING some NEW PRIVATE CLASSES ON SATURDAY, MARCH 18th beginning at 10am. (10am, 11am, 12pm & 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm)

 

HI Actors, Actresses & Parents who love an ACTOR or an ACTRESS!!!

REGISTRATION for the New 2017 session is THIS SATURDAY,

FEBRUARY 4th AT 9AM!

I have missed you, but have enjoyed some time to regenerate from my extremely passionate job. Classes are up on the calendar for this next session for all of my "Dream-Chasers", those wanting to be better actors, & those who want to find out if this acting for film gig is going to be their "thing". We welcome all of you who want to come to my studio,what many call the ultimate "HOME FOR ACTORS".Registration will begin promptly at 9am this Saturday, February 4th. To get into any workshop this session-a student must be enrolled in at least one of these classes. There is even a weekend workshop included for all out-of-towners called "Mixed Levels/Master" workshop which is happening February 17-19. For an extra fee, it includes lunch or you can choose to bring your lunch.

 

ONE ON ONES- I have scheduled a day for one-on-ones for Monday, February 6. Do you want some time with me to talk about yourchild or does your child need one on one time with me? You can schedule that at the time of registration. ($49 for each half hour)

 

MASTERS CLASS WILL HAVE NEW EXERCISES & BRAND NEW SCRIPTS FROM MOVIES LIKE "LA LA LAND"!

We have a wonderful group of classes to round out everything an actor needs who is in this business. The masters classes will be working on all new exercises to help flex your creativity. Included in this session will be scenes from "La La Land" and other cool movies like that!

 

We also have a PARENT DAY for parents of all levels on March 5th. We will have a "New Parent Seminar" for those of you are fairly new to the industry, and a Parent seminar for those of you who have"More Advanced Students" with a casting director/emmy-award winning producer who will be giving you gold on what it takes to help your actor get his/her dreams! This business takes a team effort and wouldn't it be nice to know the things you can do to get ahead. Do not get your advice from another parent who sits on the couch who might have a different agenda than helping you....THESE PARENT WORKSHOPS (to teach you how to be a better parent specifically for an ACTOR) will be March 5th, so please save the date.

 

"DREAM-CHASER ACTING CAMP" IS being offered DURING SPRING BREAK!(More details soon)

We will have a "DREAM-CHASER ACTING CAMP" during Spring Break with several of our L.A. teachers coming back for that week to help our newest group of Dream Chasers 2017. More details will be coming up on this big week soon, so but please SAVE THE DATE-MARCH 13-18 for something new & a fabulous, fun, crazy week designed just for serious Actors and Actresses!!! Every level will have something to choose from that will be educational, inspiring & motivating.

 

Our Studio is going "POLITIC-FREE"! In light of the very noisy recent political events, there will be a "POLITIC-FREE" sign put upon the front of my studio door. To go into the studio, you will be asked not to stress my artists out with your "opinions"-no matter which/who's side you are on.All that should be going on in my studio is the Growing of Artists, the Craft of Acting, and the Development of Children/Teens/Young Adults into Strong Individuals who can function in this world as an ACTOR and an ARTIST and who can face this business with a strong mental strength!!

 

The most important mission I have in this life is To care and develop artists!

I will have a meeting with all of my staff as well to let them know that their opinions about politics or anything relatable will also be a subject that will not be discussed at my studio. You are welcome to your thoughts & can discuss them outside of the studio, but they do not belong at a place where only good energy, creativity & love exists!

 

Passionately,

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

 

 

Dreamers!!!

 

2016 was good to my Students in many ways! Many not only got their dreams, but had things happen that were way beyond their dreams! Below is a list is some very specific, cool things that have happened to them & some thoughts from parents at how my studio has made a difference in the actors' lives:

Hayden Crawford

For Hayden, 2016 has been amazing. He signed with an L.A. agency (CESD). He then landed a fantastic recurring role as "DOOLEY" in "Nicky, Ricky, Dickey & Dawn" on Nickelodeon for eight episodes. Hayden ended the year by being cast as Vic, a supporting lead in the Disney Feature Film "Magic Camp" starring Jeffrey Tambor, Adam Devine, & Gillian Jacobs. It's currently filming in LA & of course- Cathy did a great job in coaching Hayden for the Director session which landed him that role in "Magic Camp"!

says Theresa Crawford (Hayden's mom).

Below is Hayden on the NICKELODEON set!

 

 

 

This past weekend was so fun! BRYCE GHIESAR's movie (Pictured below with me, Cathryn) where he plays a lead in "A DOG'S PURPOSE" was spectacular & his performance was utterly amazing! There was a Premiere of the movie in McKinney where Bryce & his family live part-time (because they also live in L.A. part time). So many of his Middle School Master Class (some of them pictured below) were there to support him. It was such a fun, heart-warming experience for all of us. Bryce is one of my heaviest hitters this year with another movie coming out later this year called "Wonder" with Julia Roberts & Jacob Trembley and he is also a regular on his second season of Disney XD's show "Walk the Prank".

Bryce Ghiesar & Cathryn Sullivan at the Premiere of "A Dog's Purpose"

Middle School Master Group supporting Bryce at his Home Town Premiere

I love this group pictured above. Pictured above is Jude Manley (who lives in Tyler), Blaze Freeman, Kamden Beauchamp, Matt McCann (who is here for just a weekbefore he goes back to filming "Man with a Plan", a T.V. series he is a regular on where he plays the son of Matt LeBlanc on the CBS TV show- See more about Matt below), ME, Tres Allison (who comes from San Antonio), Claire Capek & Liv Haynes.





Jonny Gallegos

It was a great year for Premiere Student/Aide Jonny Gallegos. He bookedanother episode on "Queen of the South" on USA Network, AND an episode of "The Leftovers" on HBO Season 3 episode 2 which will air this Spring 2017. Jonny just booked a great part as a famous Indian in an Epic History Channel show where he gets to play a fun Indian character! He taped that in his apartment with Stephen Dinh as his reader. Also, this year- Jonny has booked aMountain Dew commercial,Mountain Dew voice over & a Mary Kay PSAindustrial onabuse where he got to play an abusive boyfriend

. He also is on the short list from two L.A. agents who are watching him.

 

 

 

 

Kiera Strauss

Cathy,

Kiera has always expressed a dream to go to New York. That dream became a reality because of her first large role as Young Missy in the award-winning T.V. mini-series "ROOTS" which aired Memorial Day 2016. She was invited to the premiere in NYC in May 2016. I have also dreamed of visiting New York and it happened as a result of my daughter and her passion for acting, which started at Cathy's studio.Kiera also had a dream to be in a feature film. She recently completed filming the feature film "The Reliant" during the month of Oct. 2016 in Ohio. She was able to work with veteran actors that have contributed to her professional growth.

As a result of these achievements,Kiera also attained an L.A. agent & manager during 2016.

Ken Strauss

 

 

 

Mack White

MACK WHITE of "Carter High" just booked a play that will be touring the country. It's called "The Silent Cries of the Good Women" where he plays one of the leads, Joshua. He plays an NBA star who gets traded back to his hometown where he is trying to settle down with his childhood crush, but she struggles with commitment and has trust issues.Rehearsals are in Washington D.C. & then, they will be touring all over the country.

 

Mohana Krishnanbooked a series regular role in a new upcoming comedy TV series. She is filming that series in Florida right now!

Mohana Krishnan

 

Cassandra Lyle (from my Adult Class!!!) just booked a role on "Murder Made Me Famous". She did a self-tape in her apartment with Jay Scarborough helping her as her reader, another actress from the adult class & Cassandra booked it like THAT!? Amazing, right?! #Proud

KatRowland

I waslucky enough to be able to travel from San Antonio to Dallas to train and work hard all year. Luckily, it paid off and I am now signed with Mitchell Gossett at C.E.S.D.Not only that, but I have made the decision to move to Dallas to be closer to the studio at the end of the school year so I can work towards my goal of moving to L.A to pursue my dream of acting. I Can't wait to see what 2017 brings!

Kat Rowland(Kat still lives in San Antonio right now and she drives over 4 hours to class each week).

 

Abigail Achiri

Hi hi! Happy New Year :)
My dream was realized and solidified after comments at the seminar. I've never believed more in my craft and potential to actually make it in this industry then in that moment. I always knew I was good, but after the seminar with Rich, I believe I can be great :)
Abigail Achiri(Abigail is an A & M student who drives at least 4 hours to and from the college for her Premiere Class each week on Saturdays)




Amber Alvarez

I wanted to send a message about progress I made this year that is largely due to everything you do for your students! I was cleaning my closet out recently and I found a picture I had taken of the warehouse I used to live in with my dad when I was just a film student. I literally used to rip out the last page of your "bookings" list on the Newsletters, and thumbtack it on the wall. I even ripped out a copy of the "Innovative Artists" logo from a Variety magazine and put it on my wall because that was my dream LA agency. And I had Terry's "Photography Junkie" card on the wall because it had pictures of people who were Aides and in the Premiere class. It kept me motivated.

2016 was a big year. It was the first year I saw myself on network television for a role I booked on "American Crime". And by the end of the year, I got interest from Innovative Artists Agency and was invited to my first Premiere session. I'm lucky enough to get to start shadowing as an aide this next session, too. I'm beyond blessed and excited!
None of it would have happened if you didn't help us see the line between having a dream and putting in the work to have it achieved. Like I've heard you say, it doesn't happen over night. It happens over time. You are the best! You inspire me to dream even bigger.

Love,
Amber Álvarez


Shelby Surdam

Wow, 2016 what a year of growth for me. I'm glad of the person I am walking into 2017.

At the studio, Mrs.Cathryn teaches us so much more, you don't just learn about acting. You learn about yourself. She leads by example, especially of what a strong, bright, and confident woman is supposed to be.

At the end of 2015, I signed with the Kim Dawson Agency so 2016 was full of exciting experiences. I booked two PSA's. One of which was a Mary Kay PSA that got a lot of buzz on social media platforms. I can't wait for what 2017 has in store and what experiences await. (I checked into her PSA and saw that it had over 517,000 views and over 5205 Shares on Facebook. Her boyfriend in the video is played by Premiere Student/Aide Jonny Gallegos who is also in this newsletter). Check it out. Doesn't it seem real?! Copy & Paste:https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Mary%20Kay%20News%20dating%20abuse

- Shelby Surdam(Shelby lives over 3 hours from the studio & comes to class each week after making that drive up and back).

 

As I was looking for Shelby's PSA, I came across another one with two of my girls (Morgan Calhoun & Lucy Bandoh) who are in THIS P.S.A. about dating abuse:

The pop up image on this video is of

Premiere Student, Morgan Calhoun


Paulina Chavez

Happy New Year Cathy! I've made some progress in 2016, I booked Rooster Teeth's Day 5 episode 3 (Which Cody coached me on) I was also the lead of a short film Zinnia, for SaySi, and most recent, I did a Spanish VO for the Spurs Team Up Challenge. I'm currently a NM2 student, my goal is to become a master student in 2017, so that will prepare me to go out and gain more experience:) Yes! I got signed with CESD and also Pastorini Bosby in Houston & I filmed a commercial this past weekend as well!

Paulina Chavez (of San Antonio, Texas. She also has her mom drive her at least 6 hours one way to come to class).







One day, I had seen Maren Alford playing drums on Facebook & I'd been watching Liv & Gigi Haynes doing the same thing, but only singing and playing guitars. They were all in Middle School Master class, so I asked them if they'd get together & Play music for our industry guests that were coming in November & December. That was in October. Since then, they have played for TWO groups of industry guests tailoring the songs to please the guests themselves naming themselves "NOT UR GIRLFRIENZ". They booked a SAG commercial as a band together. They are coming out in a magazine where they are being featured AND they are being approached by labels! WOW! This is an example of working hard & then, when things hit-they sometime go really fast! Hang on, girls! Looks like a crazy,fun ride is coming your way!

Here is a clip of them performing for the Seminar:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BOLLSiGgsO9/

 

 

Alex Alford

Cathy, regarding your question about realizing dreams and/or making strides in your acting career...both of my kids were thrilled to have gained representation with CESD early in 2016, so they were able to be considered for A-list projects last year, which was VERY exciting for them. Although they have many dreams yet to realize, they felt they made progress towards their goals -- both in their skills through continued class work, as well as professionally through the new doors that opened up for them. Each class, each seminar, and each audition brings them closer and better prepares them for the things to come! And Alex certainly realized one of his dreams by producing an award-winning film that took our family from one coast to the other attending film festivals and awards shows! 

None of this may be newsletter worthy, considering many of the professional strides and awesome, high-profile bookings of other students, but it was a great year of growth for

Maren Alford

Alex and Maren and we can't wait to see what's to come in 2017! We are so blessed to be a part of this acting family!Oh! And Maren booked that cool commercial right at the end of 2016 for Reliant Energy...AND formed an amazing all-girl band with Liv and Gigi, NOT UR GIRLFRENZ, who not only impressed the industry guests from L.A. (twice) but are now getting attention on the local music scene and are preparing for their first professional gig next week!!!
And we have you to thank for all this, Cathy! I Cannot thank you enough for how you have changed my kids' lives - not just last year, but every year!

Laura Alford

 

 

 

Jaden Roberts

"Owlegories" sold to Amazon and is now an Amazon Prime series! I've recorded 18 episodes of Owlegories plus a Christmas special and four songs. After all of my struggles with my speech when I was younger, working in Voiceover is definitely a dream come true!
Jaden Roberts










Alex

Alex Yonks

Hi Cathy!
I love that you're doing this - always coming up with new ways to inspire your students.

I was hired to work on The Big Bang Theory two months after I graduated college - a very BIG dream of mine. It's a show I grew up watching with my family and it was always a dream to work on a show that means so much to me. Not since working at the studio have I experienced such a happy, loving and supportive work environment. I didn't know it could exist in LA, but it does. The people I work with are my heroes and I am appreciative every day for truly the dream of dream jobs for me right now. XOXOXO Alex Yonks


Sean-Michael Pigeon

Oh my gosh, Cathy! Sean-Michael Pigeon got accepted at Yale because of YOU! He wrote one of three essays on you as his coach, and how the studio is a family he belongs to and a community that works together to make each other the "best of the best". Yale has a great acting program and in his interview they told him they want him to be a part of it. He sent an essay on you and the studio to Princeton and Stanford as well!

There was the film short -"Bad for the Boats" where he improv'd with the producer his lines and they worked them into the script.

He had such a good time with the producer, Ben Lear, that Ben contacted Sean-Michael about his next project as well. Looking forward to 2017!!!!
Thank you for all you do for each and every one of your students. Your passion is so evident and the results are extraordinary!
Cynthia Pigeon

Sienna Hernendez

Hi Cathy,
2016 was a great growth year for Sienna!! Some of her highlights were:
-Lead in an "unscripted" pilot for Nickelodeon (airing in Spring 2017)
-singing with Gene Simmons (of KISS) (her relationship with Gene actually began last year, and she impressed his crew so much, that they brought her back this year!) -2 industrials (FedEx & YMCA) -numerous modeling jobs
We can't wait to see what she does in 2017! Thank you for your continued dedication to our kids!
Fondly, Holly for Sienna Hernandez




Ariana Vail

Ariana Vail obtained her first LA-based job last year on the T.V. show "THIS IS US". Not only was it a dream-come-true, but it also had a great impact on her and her outlook about her career. As a mom, it was fantastic to see her in her element. The professionalism, work ethic, all those things that she's been learning at Acting for Film!

Stacey Vail











Trevor Allison

Hi Cathy!
Just wanted to share a couple of things...
Trevor always wanted to follow in his big brother, Tres' footsteps and be in commercials, etc. He was lucky enough in 2016 to book twonational commercials in the same week! One was for Subway, and one for Nationwide Insurance. He was thrilled!
2015 was definitely Tres' biggest year, with 5th Grader and Jimmy Fallon, but he's gotten close to a few big things in 2016 and is definitely still chasing his dreams!
As you know, Tres got an LA manager, Bryan Leder. This has been a great experience for us. For example, Dee Ann had submitted Tres for a roll in a television series of one of Tres' favorite books (the Lemony Snickets books), and Bryan was able to get Tres a live audition for the roll in LA! We flew out and back just for that, and while we were there, Bryan submitted Tres for a Disney show (MTX, now called Mech X-4) and gave him the script about 2 hours before the audition was scheduled!

Tres Allison

Through Tres' experience at your studio, he is used to learning scripts quickly, so he went for it and had a great audition. We flew back to SA, and then we found out he got a call back for that Disney show audition that same week! Sooooo we went back... and guess who he got to audition for in the call back... Howard Meltzer!!

On another trip to LA, Tres was lucky enough to get asked to audition in front of the Producers for a TV pilot (Andiland). It was an amazing experience!! That's something that doesn't happen everyday!
Even though he didn't book these, he had the confidence to go for it, not only because it's his dream, but also thanks to your classes and what he's learned at your studio.

This business is cyclical and can be feast or famine. Tres knows that and understands, and is determined to continue to chase his dreams, keep auditioning and sending in self tapes, because he loves it so much!
Leslie Allison


Ella Schupp got her very first commercial this year.In fact, she got TWO! One was for Direct Energy and Wells Fargo
Dir

Ella Schupp

ect Energy was her first.

She was the lead with some very tough lines.











 

Haley Drake signed with the Campbell agency.

Haley Drake

 

Kate Gonzalez got signed w Kim Dawson agency.(There were 8-10 more students who got signed with Kim Dawson agency as well!)

 

Kate Gonzalez

Colton Machado signed with The Clutts Agency and landed two jobs last year.

 

Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann is probably one of my biggest stars right now! He works all of the time! In 2016, he filmedthe blockbuster "Kong:Skull Island" in Hawaii, Australia & Vietnam for about six months. That shoot took him to Hawaii, Australia & Vietnam! How cool is THAT?! Thomas was in his first Broadway Play... well, technically off broadway in the lead role of Neil, opposite Jason Sudeikis in "Dead Poet's Society".

 

His movie "Brain on Fire" opposite Chloe Grace Moretz (He played her boyfriend) premiered at the Toronto Film Festival in 2016 and should be in theaters sometime in 2017.

He also has Academy Award Nominated Director Andrew Haigh's movie "Lean on Pete" coming out sometime in 2017.

He is currently filming as the lead in two episodes of the Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning series "Fargo". He has another project coming up called "The Land of Steady Habits". Here is the info on that:http://deadline.com/2017/01/ben-mendelsohn-edie-falco-thomas-man-nicole-holofcener-the-land-of-steady-habits-likely-story-netflix-anthony-bregman-1201889606/

He was also named in Hollywood Reporters "Next Gen Talent 2016".

 

Logan Miller

Logan Miller is playing a bully in "A Dogs Purpose". He was WAY too good. After seeing it this weekend, I texted him and said "I really hated you! LOL". He is in "The Walking Dead" series this season as well. He has another film coming out that is goingto Sundance called "Before I Fall". He just got a movie that he starts filming in February called "Simon VS the Homosapien Agenda".

 


Here is an adorable picture of Logan at Sundance that was posted on Variety's Instagram this week!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matthew McCann

Matthew McCann's show on CBS, "Man with a Plan" WON the People's Choice Award for best new Comedy last month!!! Congrats Matthew!!!He & his family came back to support his middle school master buddy Bryce Ghiesar this weekend. You can see him in the pictures above! He bops back to L.A. next week to continue filming!

 

 

Christina Burdette

Hi Cathryn,
The pilot Christina booked and shot in November, "Heathers" has been picked up. She has a recurring role, so it's pretty cool!!
Also the trailer for her Indy Film "Color Me You" was just released as well.She plays one of the leads.
Take care,
Sarah Burdette

 



Cody Linley

Cody Linley booked a lead in "Sharknado 4" in 2016 & it aired in the summer to a big audience! The PR for that movie took him to Comicon San Diego which was a blast & to Las Vegas! Not a bad gig! LOL.

 

 

Bryce Cass

 

Bryce Cass booked a pilot "Cruel Intentions" just two weeks after going out to pilot season in 2016 & also, booked a recurring role on "Night Shift' where he almost got buried alive.... (Well, pretended he was, anyway).

 

 

Robert Hayes

Cathy, I've booked a role in a feature film based on the true story of former Ole Miss defensive back #38 Chucky Mullins. I'm set to the play the role of Derrick King, Chucky Mullins' roommate and Ole Miss linebacker. The film is set to hit theaters in the fall of 2017. I'm also set to be apart of Southwest Airlines advertisements including magazines, billboards, etc. that should be released in the next coming months. I chose to step out of my comfort zone and move to Atlanta in order to be closer to tons of film/television projects. Since I've lived in Texas for most of my life, the thought of permanently transitioning to a different state was kind of scary. The film industry in Atlanta has been growing at a tremendous rate, so I felt relocating in Atlanta was the most ideal decision. So far, the move has proven to be well worth it.Now I'm able to connect with local casting directors on a personal level instead of having to resort to creating self-tapes for auditions."

 

Thank ya Cathy love you!
Robert Hayes

 

Caleb

Caleb Pierce has been almost a staple on the T.V. show "The Real O'Neals". His character is hilarious! I have laughed out loud several times while watching him on that show.

 

Hayley orrantia

Hayley Orrantia

Also, Premiere Student Hayley Orrantia is on her third season of "The Goldbergs" which has won many awards includinga People's choice award and T.V. Critics awards. She is so funny in this, so it was reallywonderful to see her play in the drama "God's not Dead 2". She also has been flying back and forth to Nashville where she is writing music and working on her music.

And Logan Henderson is making a comeback. The one-time "Big Time Rush" boy band member was an aide, but also a master teacher at the studio coming back even to teach one Christmas. Logan has a new music video that I think is KILLER!!! I was so excited when I saw this! I even bought both versions of his song on I-Tunes! Check it out! I love it!

 

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7669766/logan-henderson-sleepwalker-video-premiere

And one more that I thought was interesting. It was from a Mom on my Facebook page who's son was in the program for three years. I liked what she had to say:

It was from Kimberly Faith Hall Church who wrote:

"From a mom's perspective, I've seen people come into the studio and after a year, they leave because their child hasn't booked that "star" role yet. Are they blind?! Let me tell you what your child gets at the studio, in addition to film training:

1.Confidence

2. How topresent themselves

3. How to govern their emotions in real life.

4. How to speak in front of a crowd.

5. How to deal with judgement.

6. Growth takes time...Time is a great equalizer...If you rise and grind each day, over time, you will grow in your craft until it becomes muscle memory.

7. How to impress adults with your poise.

8. Enunciation

9. Intonation

My son was with Cathy for 3 years, and in that time, booked several commercial and print jobs, but the best thing we got were compliments from non-industry folks: his teachers, coaches, state science fair judges. They all oohed and awed at his poise and ability to command a presentation. As an educator for 13 years, I can tell you these are skills that most high schoolers and college students LACK, and at 10 years old, my kid was banking in character earnings, crafted at this studio.

Our dream? Our son learned skills he can take with him to prepare for, impress and rock ANY interview, including scholarship interviews that he starting winning big $$$$ for at just 12 years old, all thanks to the team at Cathryn Sullivan's Acting For Film"

What a wonderful 2016 for my actors!!!

 

Passionately,

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

972-353-3456 Studio

Email questions about registration to 4classreg@gmail.com

Questions specifically about your child? Email me personally to Cathysully2@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

***CLASS SCHEDULE***

This program is a building block process where each level builds on each other to make a whole, complete working actor with no holes. Each level needs to be taken in order. Film 2 and Film 3 is the only series that can be taken out oforder.

FILM 1

This is the starting class in our program that helps with learning how to be real and believable for the camera, how to make the transition between stage and camera work, learning how to be directable simulating real on-set experiences. The teacher for this class comes in from Austin and is always a weekend intensive. Ages 10-27

Feb 17-19 Feb 17 5-7pm Feb 18 9am-1pm & Feb 19 9am-1p

Also offered: March 24-26 March 24 5-7pm, March 25 9am-1 March 26 9-1pm

10-11 hours $349.Ben Sullivan- instructor

FILM 2

Depth of Character and learning to use your real emotions in your scenes is the concentration during this series. You will learn how to go deep with each character & develop different relationships with each character you have in the scene. You will learn how to cry on cue, (something I didn't learn until age 28) & things you need to know on how to nail a horror flick audition. The main scene will be done on a real on-set location setting with camera & lights and played back for both student & parent to watch.

5-7pm on Thursday nights beginning February 23, March 2, March 9,

March 23, March 30, April 13 & April 27th. Seven classes

14 hours $379. Cathryn Sullivan-instructor

 

FILM 3

This is a cold-reading class. A student can end up having a cold-reading at an audition even though an actor is suppose to get the sides (script) 24 hours in advance. ALL commercial auditions are cold-reads if there is copy & if an actor comes in and the casting director thinks the actor could be more right for another character, a cold-read will be asked of the actor. Also, this happens during callbacks for the producer or director when they are trying to decide which actor is more right for the role. Having this skill down is a must for this business.

The teacher who teaches this series comes from Austin and will almost always be a weekend intensive.

Feb 17-19Feb 17 7-9pm Feb 18 2-6pm Feb 19 2-6pm

Also offered: March 24-26 March 24 7-9pm March 25 2-6pm March 26 2-6pm

10-11 hours $349.Ben Sullivan- Instructor

FILM 4

This is the most important class I teach. It is when I find out who is in the program to be a true actor or if they are here to be famous. Film 4 is about listening, reacting and being affected! Every parent & sometimes- actors think it is all about how you do "the lines". It isn't. It is about what you do between the lines- how you listen, how you are affected, how the information makes you feel & how you move your audience.It's what every casting director is looking for. In fact, casting directors in L.A. have even THANKED me for having this class. This class is the reason why my little studio in Texas is where people come from all over the country & why I have so many stars who come out of my program!

Thursday nights from 7-9pm beginning February 23, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27

14 hours $379. Cathryn Sullivan-instructor

FILM 5

This is all about comedy, comedy, comedy!!! We will work on Comedic scenes from Network TV, Disney, Nickelodeon and Feature Films. Each genre needs something a little different in the way of Comedic timing, flow and pace. We really work on being able to put the funny side of our personalities into our scenes! Comedy is hard, but really fun!

Film 5 is part of a "Mixed Levels" class (where several different levels are in the same class, but each student is working only on THEIR level class)

Look for "MIXED LEVELS"if you need Film 5 on the calendar. It's offered:

1) As a weekend intensive on February 17-19Feb 17 5-8pm Feb 18 10am-3pm & Feb 19 10am-3pm (with lunch provided for an extra $20 or you can choose to bring your lunch)

$379. for 13 hours AND/OR

2) As a seven week series called "Mixed Levels" on Thursday nights

from 7-9pm beginning February 23, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27

$379 for 14 hours Cathryn Sullivan-instructor

(Students who want to take both classes may!)

 

FILM 6

Actors are asked to audition for parts that are sometimes opposite their personality, so that is what Film 6 is all about- playing character's opposite their personalities like nerds, insanely jealous girlfriend, bullies, bossy cheerleaders & sociopaths. It is a really fun series! The kids love this one!

It is also in the "Mixed Level" class where there are several different levels in a class, but each student is working on their own level- one level at a time!

Film 6 is offered:

1) Thursday nights as a seven week series from 7-9pm beginning February 23, March 2,March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27

It is also offered as a weekend intensive February 17-19.

2) As a weekend intensive February 17-19

February 17, 5-8pm February 18, 10-3pm February 19 10am-3pm

(Lunch is offered for an extra $20. or you can choose to bring your lunch)

Students can take both this class AND the one on Thursdays if they would like and that would give them two levels in the same winter session.

$379 for 14 hoursCathryn Sullivan- instructor

New Master 1

Actors are asked to do voice-over auditions. Everything about voice-over is different. Even the way an actors slates for voice-over is different than a slate for an audition for T.V. or Film. We concentrate on cartoon voice-over at first and then, we work on monologues- both physical comedy monologues and dramatic crying monologues.

This is also in the "Mixed Level" class where there are several different levels in a class, but each student is working on their own level-one level at a time.

New Master 1 is offered on:

1) Thursday nights from 7-9pm beginning

February 23, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27

2) It is also offered as a weekend intensive February 17-19.

February 17, 5-8pm February 18, 10-3February 19 10-3 (Lunch is included both days for an added $20 or you can choose to bring your lunch).

Students Can take both this class AND the one on Thursdays if they would like to gain two levels in one session.

$379. for 14 hoursCathryn Sullivan- instructor

 

New Master 2

Actors in the program up until now have mainly been focusing on feature film work and Network T.V. comedy. This session, we focus completely on Disney and Nickelodeon work & what they are looking for. They are much faster and more animated, but still being very real and there are things an actor can do to make these networks think that the actor "Gets" them. This program has produced so many stars for both Disney & Nick & I help the students with the key to booking on these networks. This is the last class the student takes before reaching MASTER status.

Look for "Mixed Levels" if you need New Master 2 where you will work beside others who are working on Film 5, Film 6, & New Master 1. Each student is working on their own level during this class.

New Master 2 is being offered:

1)on Thursday nights from 7-9pm beginning February 23, March 9,

March 23, March 30, April 13, April 27

2) It is also offered as a weekend intensive the weekend ofFebruary 17-19

February 17-19pm February 17, 5-8pm February 18, 10am-3pm February 19, 10am-3pm (Lunch is included both days for an extra $20 or you can choose to bring your lunch).

 

MASTER STUDENTS:

This is where everything the students have been learning are integrated together and where they are expected to become a professional actor. Every session, master students learn something different that is relevant to what is happening in the industry at the time. We have done everything from

1) Stand up comedy

2) Mastering roles from each genre including Feature film Drama & feature film comedy, Network Drama & Network Comedy, Disney & Stage

3) Understanding how to identify, how to play & what your responsibility for an Under Five, Principal role, Recurring, Guest starring, Regular on a T.V. show & Star is

4) How to handle a Film or T. V. series with Group comedy in it- (It's hard! Believe me!)

5) AND MUCH MORE!

Every session for our master classes is different. Something new is learned in each session and they are never the same! This session, we will be working on new exercises and we will have many new scenes from movies like"La La Land" & New Hit T.V. shows like "Colony" and "Blackish". It's going to be an exciting time of growth for the actor! Every actor is either moving forward or going backwards.

 

MASTER INTENSIVES:WAY MORE TIME/A LOT LESS STUDENTS &

Lots More Attention

We have TWO master intensive classes this session. These are excellent classes because they are way more time with way less students!

One is on Wednesday nights like always. One will be in the middle of a Saturday. There are two Middle school master classes as well.

 

WEDNESDAY NIGHT MASTER INTENSIVE for ages 17-27:

PG-13 and R-rated material

5:30pm-9pm3 1/2 hours for six weeks= 21 hours/ Only 12 students

MORE TIME/LESS STUDENTS/MORE ATTENTION

This Master Intensive begins Wednesday, February 22, March 1, March 8, March 22, March 29, April 12 -  $625.

Cathryn Sullivan-Master Instructor

 

SATURDAY MASTER INTENSIVE FOR HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE:

11a -2pm 3 hours for seven weeks= 21 hours/ Only 12 students

MORE TIME/LESS STUDENTS/MORE ATTENTION

This Master Intensive begins Saturday February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 15 & April 29. $625.

Cathryn Sullivan- Master Instructor

 

MIXED LEVEL & MASTER WEEKEND INTENSIVE-

There is a Mixed level/MASTER weekend intensive for out-of-towners and those who want to get a jump start and not be rusty for the regular weekly classes. It is offered:

The weekend of February 17-February 19 Feb 17 5-8pm Feb 18 10am-3pm

Feb 19 10am-3pm (Lunch is included for an extra $20. fee that will include both Saturday & Sunday)

$379

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WEEKLY MASTER CLASSES:

Middle School Master Class (4th Grade- 6th Grade)

Tuesday nights from 5pm-7pm beginning February 21, February 28, March 7, March 21, March 28, April 11, April 25

$379 for Seven Weeks Two hours a Week

Cathryn Sullivan-Instructor

 

Middle School Master Class (7th-8th Grade)

Tuesday nights from 7-9pm beginning February 21, February 28, March 7,

March 21, March 28, April 11, April 25

$379 for Seven Weeks Two hours a Week= 14 hours

 

High School Master/College/Young Adult Class (Ages 14-28)

Saturdays from 3:15-5:45 beginningFebruary 25, March 4, March 11,

March 25, April 1, April 15

$379 Six Weeks for 2.5 hours= 15 hours

 

Premiere Class

This is the best Master Class in our Program. Only the best students are invited to this class including my Best Aides and Master Students!

This class is on Saturdays beginning at 6pm- ? (You never know when this class will end) beginning February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 15

$379 for six classes1 billion hours! JK...lol...sorta!

 

One on One- If you want some time to talk about the progress of your child, If your child wants to ask questions or you want some professional advice, I am offering One on Ones on Monday, February 4th beginning at 10am-8pm.

$49 for a half hour

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DREAM-CHASERS ACTING CAMP DURING SPRING BREAK will be coming Monday-Friday, March 13-18. It will include lots of wonderful classes for every level for the actor which will include lots of fun. We will have several of our former students/teachers who live in L.A. coming back for this week, so don't forget to save the date!!

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For the little ones!

(For Six to Nine year olds...Some mature Nine year olds can start at Film 1)

For our little ones, we have:

 

Acting for Camera 1/Acting for Camera 2: which meets together as a combo-level class. Ages 6-9 year olds. Must know how to read some.

Combo class means that each student is working on their own series whether it beAC1 or AC2. Each student will be introduced to acting for the camera using props and marks and learn how to be believable and real while learning how to handle direction.

It meets on Thursdays from 4-5:15pm beginning Thursday, February 23, March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13

Six classes for $225. One and one-half hours

Lisandra Ortega- instructor

 

Acting for Camera 3 & up- WE ONLY OFFER INTENSIVES NOW- WITH ONLY 8 STUDENTS PER CLASS!

(AC 3, AC4, AC5, AC6, AC7 etc.)

Each of these sessions help the actor become more professional and learn how to handle different relationships in the scene, how to do the same exact scene several different ways, how to really feel the part, how to understand comedy, & much more. It is where all of our little stars have begun including Bryce Ghiesar, Matt McCann & Kiera Strauss who is in the bookings area in this newsletter!

These classes use to be 2 hours long for $379 for six weeks with 18-20 students. We have now made each oneof these an intensive class which means there is only 8 students per class for a shorter amount of time=

Less Students/More Attention/HAPPIER CHILDREN!

 

The TWO different class times offered are:

1) Wednesday AC 3 & up class is from 4pm-5:30pm with only 8 students for

7 classesbeginning February 22, March 1, March 8, March 22, March 29, April 12, April 26.$379

2) Saturday morning class for AC3& Up class is from 9:30-11am with only 8 students for 7 classes beginning February 25, March 4, March 11, March 25, April 1, April 15, April 29$379.

 

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Adult ACTING FOR FILM & T.V. Class!

The adult class is happening!This class has some very wonderful, extremely dedicated students in it who have come a long way- getting agents, booking parts...Even in this newsletter, Cassandra Lyle from that class booked her very first T.V. gig on "Murder Made me Famous".

 

I am so proud of them! It is a mixed level class with different levels of experience, skill & talent. Some of our adults in this class just want to have a better understanding of what their child is going through. Others are real actors who want to get better.

 

Warning: This class is no different than any of the others. If you sign up for the class, you need to commit to each class every week. If you miss two, you will be asked to leave unless you have a child who is working in the business the morning you have missed.

Note: We do not want any flaky people in this class.

Please Commit to the dates or do not sign up.

 

Classes will be on Thursdays beginning March 2, March 9, March 23, March 30, April 13, April 20. Six weeks from 10am-1pm for $355.

 

 

PARENT SEMINAR INFORMATION

 

Do not get your advice from the parent next to you watching their child in class with yours! I've seen more parents give advice like they are the ultimate authority and their child hasn't even done anything yet! Perhaps they mean well. Perhaps they don't.... but you should get your advice from professionals! We are offering PARENT DAY on March 5th. TWO seminars! One will be for Beginning, New Parents. The other will be for the more Advanced Parent.

If your child dream's it, YOU (the parent) must master (understand) it, SO THEY CAN DO IT!

You know the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child", well it takes a TRIBE to raise an actor! Surely, you want to understand and help navigate one of the most important endeavors your child may take on right? Part of knowing is understanding and understanding is learning. Parent seminars are available tools for you (the parents) to take advantage of. To learn from the experience of others and to gain the knowledge of this ever changing industry. Such as: the difference between an agent and a manager?, when is your child ready for an agent?, do you know what tax write off's you have? how important is training? the benefits of seminars? agency contracts? what is pilot season? what is episodic season? AND SO SO SO MUCH MORE. Most parents of successful young actors have attended and participated in these seminars. Your child may be the driving force behind this journey but YOU (the parent) are the one behind the wheel, shouldn't you know where you are going?

PARENT SEMINAR DAY WILL BE SUNDAY, MARCH 5TH! SAVE THE DATE!

I'm so looking forward to our upcoming seminar to see what new and exciting things will happen at the studio!

Passionately,

Cathryn Sullivan

www.cathrynsullivan.com

972-353-3456 Studio phone

Cathysully2@gmail.com (Cathryn's private email and questions for Cathryn)

4classreg@gmail.com (for front desk and registration questions)


Hi actors and actresses and parents who love them!

It's crazy right now and there's so much excitement in the air, however after Christmas, when you are looking for things to do--- We have the answer!!!

This is your last chance till February for my students to grow their craft.We have a wonderful holiday camp for you guys this year!
There will be fun, educational acting camps for all levels going on the week between Christmas & New Years Eve!

We have everything from classes for beginners:
1) Film 1(learning to be real & believable)/Film 3 combo class (Cold-reading skills) taught by Ben Sullivan, who teaches in an inspirational, motivating manner!
Dec. 285-8pm,Dec. 295-8pm &Dec. 30 10am-4:30pm which includes lunch $379 plus lunch one day= $385.
To everything in between:
2) There will be a four day Film 2 (crying, screaming, raging)/ Film 4 combo class(Listening, Reacting, Using your inner monologue rather than putting on "expressions")
Dec 27-30 10am-1pm $379.

3) A Mixed Level Class that is a four day intensive that will include Film 5 (comedy), Film 6 (Characters Opposite your Personality), New Master 1 (Voiceover, Comedy Monologues that focuses on physical comedy & Dramatic monologues) &
New Master 2 (all Nick/Disney work & Must haves)
Dec 27-Dec 302:15pm-5:30pm$379.

and Lastly, for My SERIOUS MASTER Students:
4) A 20 hour Unprecedented Master Intensive Holiday Acting Academy run by Cody Linley!
Dec 27-Dec 2910-4:30pmRegularly $625. Holiday Special for this weekend $550. with a $75 discount! (Includes lunch everyday~!)

Cody is not just my son, but a serious actor who's also a really professional, insightful coach. He's already had lots of success in his young life! (Check it out atwww.imdb.com and put in Cody Linley to see all of his credits to date),but he grows more and more in love with coaching...just like his momma!

Cody Linley's Holiday Academy Camp will only take 15 students & will include things like voice matching which is common in L.A., and has NOT ever been taught here at the studio!(More info on voice matching below). He will also be teaching a segment of voice & movement, a technique he learned has helped him as an actor to stay in the moment while allowing the actor to have the maximum affect with the least amount of effort while being calm & relaxed at the same time! Cody also will be teaching animal studies which Cody says is a fun way of approaching a scene to help you actors transform into the character. The people who taught Cody this particular method also helped Leonardo DiCaprio with this same animal technique forhispreparation for "Wolf on Wall Street". Doesn't that sound so awesome?! I wanna take this class!!!

***On the last day, Cody will go LIVE on Facebook with his over 350,000 followers (instagram, twitter, & FB) to show the class an example of using Social media for the Actor to promote your brand and keep your fans engaged & the class will be involved!!!

Cody wants you to send him your reason why you want to take this class toCodyLinley@gmail.comand answer a few questions:"Why do you want to take this course? What would you like to learn? How do you know you're ready?"
The students who do private Skype lessons with Cody on a regular basis are those who do the best in my classes and have a higher callback rate and book more than those who don't.

I'm excited to see the results of THIS class!
Holiday Acting Academy with Cody Linley!
More detail from Cody himself
Holiday Acting Academy with Cody Linley is a Comprehensive Three Day Intensive for Those Who Want to Work Professionally!
Often times when students head out to L.A. and begin to take classes and go on auditions, it can become overwhelming to balance so many competing demands. This brand new three-day academy intensive is designed to help prepare actors to remainresilientin the face of such demands while still delivering solid performances. These three days are meant to simulate the real life conditions of what it takes to become a success in Hollywood as a young actor, and combines essential skills for the young actor to remain competitive.This is why the course is limited to just 15 actors!!This is the most comprehensive academy Cody has ever taught in Dallas.
Pre-requisites(Age/Level, etc.): 12* and up. MASTER STUDENTS ONLY! (*Younger students may be accepted into class on a case by case basis.)
Preparation: This class is for serious students, so I'd like to hear from you on why you want to take the class: Send toCodyLinley@gmail.comanswers to these questions:"Why do you want to take this course? What would you like to learn? How do you know you're ready?"

Bring: Knee pads (to protect yourself while doing movement work) Bring a voiceover match clip of a character voice you want to work on! Also please choose two songs on your phone or MP3 player, one to use for your character studies (preferably something without words), and another song that you have emotional connection to for your personalization work. You may also wish to bring a Yoga mat, comfortable clothes, one object that relates to you personally. Also please note that you need to dedicate your evenings to rehearsal time, after class with your scene partner! The studio will be open until8pmDec. 28 & Dec. 29, so you are welcome to use the studio those days to rehearse per Cathryn.

Course Outline: Day One: Technique Day Introduction to Script Analysis, Character Development, Improvisational methods and classical acting technique. You will also be assigned scene partners and scripts this day and begin using those scripts for application of the various lectures.

Day Two: From Method to Mastery: Today, we will actually develop depth to our scenes, you will put up one minute of the scene, receive feedback and work on group processing work using voice and movement techniques. Note: Many of you will need to bring in things from home to set up your scenes, please ensure you arrive on time this day to be able to store your props, etc. Also we will be working on voice over matching in the afternoon, so be sure to bring your MP3 player, phones, or CD's that you burn with your favorite voice over character you want to work with matching!(Note: Voice Over Matching is about replicating another actors voice, a common vehicle for many actors to get into voice over work in L.A.!)Cathryn can help you with ideas on this too, so if you need some thoughts on these, contact her atCathySully2@gmail.comfor more personal ideas concerning what voice match might be right for you!

Day Three: In Character Improv & Personalization, Review and final performances.(Final performances TBA on day two) Today we increase our scene times to two minutes, we also begin to make greater linkages between the character and the actor personally. We will end with a review and final performances. (Final performance times TBA on day two!)

The final performance will be at the studio. Family and friends may come if you wish. Please limit your invitation to only those who you truly want to be there (no more than 2 guests per actor), because seating space is limited. You are not allowed to film this class at any point, please respect the privacy of the students and staff. Also please note you will need to dedicate your two evenings of day one and two to rehearsal time with your partner.
Course Includes:-Lunch Daily (for a mere $6 more a day, or you can choose to bring your lunch) - Comprehensive Course Manual -Featured Interview with Cody on Facebook *LIVE* Broadcast from the Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film Studio to Cody's Social Media Base! (350K+ subscribers across facebook, twitter, and instagram)
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SCHEDULE FOR THAT WEEK-
CODY LINLEY'S MASTER INTENSIVE HOLIDAY ACADEMY
Dec 27,Dec 28,Dec 29 10am-4:30pmincludes lunch everyday!
Was $625. With Holiday Special this weekend$550.

FILM 1/ FILM 3 Combo class
Dec 285-8pm,Dec 295-8pm,Dec 30 10am-4:30pm
$349 plus lunch for one day = $355.

FILM 2/FILM 4 Combo class (4 days)
Dec. 27-Dec 3010am-1pm$379.

MIXED LEVELS=FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1, NEW MASTER 2 (4 days)
Dec. 27-Dec. 302:15pm-5:30pm$379.

PRIVATES onDecember26 with Cody Linley
1pm,2pm,3pm,4pm,5pm



 




Have you seen the trailer to BRYCE GHEISAR's upcoming movie, "A Dog's Purpose"? It has over 5 million views already! 
Bryce's Upcoming Movie Trailer:
Bryce's Upcoming Movie Trailer: "A Dog's Purpose"


And while we are on the topic of talent with CESD...I hope you tuned in last night to CBS to see another one of my shared success stories with Mitchell Gossett -MATTHEW MCCANNon "Man with a Plan"! It comes on Mondays (beginning last night) at7:30on CBS! Here is a cool interview with Matthew where he mentions our studio!!!



ALSO, CESD's talent, ESTELLE HERMANSEN, just finished up 4 episodes of the award winning series "American Horror Story"! You may see Estelle here in class in the Middle School Master class, but she has been bopping back and forth as a recurring role on that show.



And the List Goes On!

CESD's HAYDEN CRAWFORD, was in Middle School Master class last week, but will be flying out next week to finish up 9 episodes of "Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn" on Nickelodeon. Can't wait to see him next season!

CALEB PIERCE has a recurring role on "The Real O'Neals". AGAIN, Caleb was picked up by Mitchell & Melissa when they came to the studio one year and the rest is history!

Mitchell also found BREC BASSINGER here at the studio and put her in "Bella and The Bulldogs"

One thing amongst many I can say about Mitchell, is he is dynamic.His energy is contagious and when he speaks, my students listen and learn. I always find myself becoming a better teacher because he was here. He's exciting to meet & watch! Besides all of the kids & teens he's made stars out of from my studio, he is also the agent of Connor Jessup from "American Crime", Cara Buono from "Stranger Things",Atticus Shaffer from "The Middle", Danielle Campbell from "The Originals", Katherine McNamara from "Shadowhunters" and many, many more!

MORE BOOKINGS BELOW!!!

STOP THE BULLYING!!!!


In light of recent events,I wanted to share with my acting family a few thoughts -

Our studio has saved so many actors who have told me that if it wasn't for the studio, they wouldn't know what to do or if they would've made it. It's a hard world out there for Actors....and they are BORN actors. God made them that way. Actors feel different and don't really fit in to society because they think so differently than "normal" people & also, because let's face it- They are treated differently. When my actors tell people what they do, they are almost always met with snickers & sneers, usually followed by a "Soooo-What's your plan B?". Many are harshly made fun of because of what they have chosen to do. When my students are famous, people watch their every move and judge them more harshly than they would anyone else. If they see them out somewhere, They expect them to get up from their meals with their families & take pictures RIGHT THEN & worse. Some are called "faggot" and "retard" for being an actor. I've heard so many horrible stories. My babies (students) need our studio to gather and feel accepted and loved & understood, & I know that Corbyn felt that way about the studio as well for several years.#RIPCORBYN





***ACTOR & ACTRESSES NEEDED! AUDITIONS FOR SHORT FILMS FOR DIRECTOR CLASS IS THIS SATURDAY AT 9:15AM***

ACTORS & ACTRESSES ARE NEEDED for the Director's Class' SHORT FILMS! Bring several head shots and resume's this Saturday. Shooting these films are always so fun and there is a red carpet event December 11 from 2-4 where an award will be given out for BEST ACTOR & BEST ACTRESS. Help YOUR director win $150.00 for best director!

CASTING WILL BE AT 9:15am on SATURDAY, Oct. 29th, 2016
These are the films we will be casting:

Zach- Dramady - A Coming of age short film- An isolated protagonist finds acceptance.

Dash- Dramady - "A Dog's Purpose" meets "Stand By Me"

Albert- Comedy - You can have your cake and eat it too. Sort of a Pixar morality.

Sam- Heist - "Tron"

Andrew- Pop Culture Schmorgesborgh - Political Satire

Brittany- Drama - Tragedy/Family Drama

Leila- Horror/Thriller (Clown Sightings)

Ariana- Drama Romance - Coming of age, Kind of a"Breakfast Club"- Don't judge a book by its cover.

Liv- "Scott Pilgrim vs the World" meets "Friends".

Presley- Romance Comedy, kind of like a new Teen Wolf

MORE BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!! BOOKINGS!!!
Even more bookings from a few weeks ago when the last newsletter went out about the Rich Delia workshop!
Cool start!! Just yesterday, DODGE PRINCE booked a recurring role on a CW show!!!! His agent, Mitchell Gossett texted me immediately to tell me! Woo hoo!!!

KIMI ACOSTA (with CESD) booked a sag dramatic film "Perfect Vengeance", a lead role in "FIGHT" movie, "The Night Before" SAG feature asPenny, and "A Chance to Say Goodbye" asSamantha! Kimi is super-busy!!! WTG Kimi!




KIERA STRUASS booked a movie in Ohio called "The Reliant" with Kevin Sorbo, Brian Bosworth and Eric Roberts.





ARIANA VAIL booked a guest star role on the new NBC show "This is Us". She's playing the role of Emma, a goth 13-yr-old with attitude.

ADAM KRONENBERGER booked a guest starring role on a CBS TV series and shot the episode today. I'm not allowed to say anything about the show yet, but I took a selfie on set (below). Had my own trailer and everything, it was fun!!

KAMBRY MUSSOR booked a Cook's Children's PSA, and a Political VO for Prime Media Partners.

CLAIRE CAPEK & NOAH COTTRELL booked Hasbro a Doh Vinci commercial.


MCKOY MUSSER & SIENNA HERNANDEZ booked a FED Ex industrial.

SIENNA HERNANDEZ & EVAN HUANG bookedYMCA industrial.

 

***DIRECTOR CLASS INFORMATION***

 

ACTORS NEEDED for the Director's Class - MUST BE AVAILABLE ALMOST ALL SHOOT DAYS.Please read below for instructions on how to submit yourself.

WHAT IS DIRECTOR CLASS?

If you are considering signing up for the Director's class, there are still a few spots available.You will be embarking on one of the most fun and adventurous classes at the studio!

Director class here at the Studio was designed at first FOR actors to learn the other side of the camera. I felt that by walking in the shoes of a WRITER, DIRECTOR, PRODUCER, AND EDITOR, an actor could benefit by understanding exactly what those on the other side of the camera are looking for and what THEY go through. Several of my students ended up pursuing jobs on the other side of the camera (like Alex Yonks, who works on the set of 'BIG BANG THEORY' now), but once they found out how much fun all of this is, almost every actor found a new set of confidence after going through the process of directing their film.

It may sound overwhelming at first, and I admit- It is a challenging class, but just remember-It's just a SHORT FILM that you need to put together.

You only need 4-6 minutes of film after editing to enter the film festival!

You can't even enter if it is over 6 minutes unless you are an alumni director (An alumni director is a student who has already taken this class in the past, and alumni directors get 4- 8 minutes of film if they need the time).

WHAT YOU NEED?

Your own camera to record your scenes

Computer/Laptop to edit

Editing software (imovie, windows movie maker, etc)

The first day, we have a handout that will help navigate you through the various steps of what you are expected to do including:

1.Brainstorming ideas (Brainstorming time is where we talk as a group on ideas and thoughts of what you might want to do after seeing previous year's films as a starting point).

2. Finding the right script, genre, ideas for your film- Do you want to tell a story, give your viewpoint? Do you want to entertain or try your hand at a comedy? Do you want to do a horror flick short film? We have had numerous examples of those throughout the years and all of these - at some point has won FIRST PRIZE at the CATHRYN SULLIVAN'S FILM FESTIVAL.. which is $150.Shoot your first film! You will be glad for all of the things you learned.

3.Auditioning and casting your film- This is not the time to pick your BFF or your sister for your film. I recently saw a short film and everything about it was lovely except the casting of one of the main leads. It was obvious that she was not up to par with the rest of the character's charisma, charm and talent. I asked the director if she was a relative or her BFF...I KNEW she had to be because no one would have cast her for that role otherwise. It turned out she HAD cast her sister, and the film was not what it could've been if she had protected her project better).We have several actors who volunteer to be actors for these short films. If you are someone who would like to audition to be an actor for a short film, please send us your

information. A headshot and resume' is helpful, but not needed.

We will need permission slips from your parents that say it is ok to leave the studio to film. Terry Cass, myself, Stephen & Lisandra will be the staff that will handle these location shootings

4.Finding the right location and shot lists- We have several locations that we have already picked out to use during "SHOOT TIME".We will go off-campus the very first day to investigate the Locations by all directors (including living rooms, bedrooms, powder room, backyard area, woody areas with a creek, two different parks, a cemetery plus the studio). We've also been known to go to other places that a director might need to help complete their film. Shooting after class at a location that is off the grid after class is also encouraged as long as you keep your parents in the loop if you are under 18 years of age. Each director will be given a packet of illustrated shots that they might want to use during the filming of their project. An Aid will demonstrate them as well to help you understand how each shot works.


5. Finding the right wardrobe and props is important too!

The right wardrobe and having the right props are obvious.We already use wardrobe and props in class as master students, so these two should already come pretty easily to you as a director. Without these two things being well thought out, there is no believability to your project


6. Set Design-This is where I find many of my first time directors lack, therefore my aides and I will try and help guide you through this process. On all of these sets, we will have really