News!


NEW SEMINAR WITH L.A. Agent MILTON PEREA for

August 5-6

THIS SEMINAR WILL OPEN SUNDAY, JUNE 11 AT 1PM

 

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 great aides helping you out with your thoughts on shots, but be smart. Look into your camera. Do you see something in the background that could distract from your film? Do you see the pictures of family members of the house owners instead of YOUR "pretend family's" pictures? Also, notice if your subject's lighting is too "hot" or if they look too dark for your camera settings.

7.Editing your film- There are all kinds of editing software to help you edit your film. Also, if you need some help or last minute ideas to give your film a little more polish, we will be there to help out.

8.Turning in your film- Each director MUST TURN IN THEIR FILM to be able to participate in the Film Festival. We encourage our directors to turn in their films weeks before the deadline, but it is imperative that directors get their film in by the deadline. We must have time for our aides to view the films and give them a rating (Like G or PG-13) or see if anything needs to be reshot . There is a lot that goes into organizing a film festival and we need at LEAST 5 days! Cathryn will not view the finished films until the day of film festival.

9.FILM FESTIVAL- Film Festival day is a very fun event including a red carpet event with your cast.Everyone is encouraged to dress up for the red carpet event and you will be in charge of inviting your cast as well. Pictures will be taken by the very fabulous photographer TERRY CASS (Photography Junkie) with singles and cast pictures. There will be judges Usually a producer or two and myself) who will value each film to pick the BEST FILMMAKER, BEST ACTOR, BEST ACTRESS as well as a second and third place Filmmaker.


We will help you get through this challenging, yet fun and extremely educational adventure! Come with your own camera and make sure you have a computer you can edit on. Almost everyone has these two things in their family, so LET'S DIG IN AND DO THIS!

 

 

PARENT SEMINARS

PARENTS EDUCATE YOURSELVES TOO, YOUR ROLE IS JUST AS IMPORTANT IN THIS JOURNEY!!!!

In this business there are LOTS of questions not only for the students but for the parents too - especially if you are new to this.This business can be overwhelming and exciting at the same time.Knowledge is POWER in this business and making sure you have the "right" knowledge is important to us at Cathryn Sullivan's Acting For Film Studio which is why we encourage you to sign up for our upcoming seminars!

PARENT SEMINAR I: OCTOBER 9 2-4pm - $55

  • 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"

PARENT SEMINAR II: NOVEMBER 20 2-4pm - $55

  • Agent Etiquette
  • School vs Homeschool
  • Actor Sites - Updates
  • Coogan Account
  • Work Permits (TX., LA, NY)
  • Audition - Callback - Producer Session - Network/Director Session?????
  • Declining Auditions/Blocking Out
  • Multiple Agents in different cities
  • What is pilot season?
  • What is episodic season?
  • Local Hire
  • Tapings (who, what, where)
  • Agent/Manager/Publicist/Attorney (Who are they? How do they get paid?)

PARENT SEMINAR III: DECEMBER 18 12-2pm - $55

  • SAG/AFTRA - Union
  • Incorporate?
  • Taxes
  • Pilot Season - LA (costs, places to stay, how long, etc)
  • Organization
  • Finances
  • Making transition from home to LA
  • Rejection in this business
  • The journey
  • Contracts
  • Your "TEAM"
  • Demo Reel
  • "On Set" Etiquette

 


 

FALL CLASS OPENINGS

The Fall classes went so fast, we decided to open up a few more classes. Check them out below,and Look at the few slots we have open in class this session. Remember,if you are not working on your skill, you are going backwards.You either move forward or backward. You never stand still.

 

 

AC 1 & AC 2 Combo -1 SLOT OPEN

Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8/2016)

4pm-5:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $225

AC 3 & Up - 10 Students Only -CLOSED/FULL

Wednesdays: (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14/2016)

4pm-5:25pm - Date are not consecutive - $379

AC 3 & Up - 6 Students Only -CLOSED/FULL

Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016)

4pm-5pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

AC 3 & Up -10 Students Only -CLOSED/FULL

Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016)

3:50pm-5:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $379

Adult Class -A FEW SLOTS OPEN

Thursdays:(10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1/2016)

10am-12:20pm - Date are not consecutive - $355

Film 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - SLOTS OPEN

Fri., 11/18 (5-7pm), Sat., 11/19 (9am-1pm) & Sun., 11/20 (9am-1pm) - $349

Film 2 / Film 4 Combo Class - CLOSED/FULL

Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016)

5:15pm-7:15pm - Date are not consecutive - You only getintens credit for 1 level- $379

*NEW! RECENTLY ADDED PER YOUR REQUEST!

MIXED LEVELS (Film 2, Film 5, & Film 6 with Ben Sullivan Weekend with Dinner) - SLOTS OPEN- ONLY 2 DAYS TO GET YOUR NEXT LEVEL!

Sat., 10/22 (9:30am-5pm) & Sun., 10/23 (9:30am-5pm)

DINNER INCLUDED BOTH DAYS - You only get credit for 1 level - $394

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan - SLOTS OPEN

Fri., 11/18 (7-9pm), Sat., 11/19 (2-6pm), Sun., 11/20 (2-6pm) - $349

*NEW! RECENTLY ADDED PER YOUR REQUEST!

A MIXED LEVEL CLASS With Film 4, New Master 1, New Master 2 with Stephen Dinh - SLOTS OPEN

Wednesdays: (11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14/2016)

5pm- 8:30pm - Dates are not consecutive - You only get credit for 1 level - $379

Mixed Levels (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) -CLOSED/FULL

Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016)

7:15pm-9:15pm - Date are not consecutive - You only get credit for 1 level - $379

Mixed Levels Weekend (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) -CLOSED/FULL

Fri., 12/16 (5-7pm), Sat., 12/17 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 12/18 (9am-1:30pm)

You only get credit for 1 level - $379

Most Levels Weekend for "Out of Towners" with Cathryn Sullivan - CLOSED/FULL

(Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2)

Fri., 10/7 (5-7pm), Sat., 10/8 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 10/9 (9am-1:30pm)

You only get credit for 1 level - $379

Most Levels Weekend for "Out of Towners" with Stephen Dinh -CLOSED/FULL

(Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) - Fri., 10/7 (5-7pm), Sat., 10/8 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 10/9 (9am-1:30pm) You only get credit for 1 level - $379

Director - Film Making Class - *Masters Only - Ages 12 Yrs. & Up - SLOTS OPEN

(10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20/2016 -

Film Festival is 12/11/2016 - $625

High School & College Masters 1 - PG-13 & R-Rated - 1SLOT LEFT

Saturdays: (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19 from 1:30pm-3:40pm

& 12/10 from 9:30am-11:40am) - $379

High School & College Masters 2 - PG-13 & R-Rated - 1 SLOT LEFT

Saturdays: (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19 from 3:40-5:50pm &

12/10 from 11:40am-1:50pm) - $379

Master Intensive - Ages 14+ - PG-13 & R-Rated - 12 Students Only -CLOSED/FULL

Wednesdays: (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14/2016)

5:30pm - 8:30pm - Date are not consecutive - $595

Masters & Premiere Intensive - Ages 14+ - PG-13 & R-Rated - Includes Supper -CLOSED/FULL

Fri., 12/16 (7-9:30pm), Sat., 12/17 (2pm-10:45pm), Sun., 12/18 (2pm-10:45pm) - $615

Masters Weekend for Master Students Only (Previously for only out of town master students, now for all masters who can't get enough of master class for ages 13 and older PG-13 & R rated material)-SLOTS OPEN

Fri., 10/7 (7-9pm), Sat., 10/8 (2:30-7:30pm), Sun., 10/9 (2:30-7:30pm)- $379

Middle School Masters - CLOSED/FULL

Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016)

7pm-9pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

Middle School Masters G-Rated - 1 SLOTS LEFT

Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016)

5pm-7pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

Parent Seminar I - (10/9/2016) 2pm-4pm - $55 -SLOTS OPEN

Premiere

* By Invite Only - CLOSED/FULL

Saturdays: (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, - 5:50pm - ? and 12/10/2016 3pm - ? )

Dates are not consecutive - $379

* NEW CLASS RECENTLY ADDED

Corrections & Questions for Cathryn Sullivan Acting for Film Fall Registration

Man! No matter how many times we go over the newsletter before it goes out, we still seem to miss something every time! We are sorry about that. Despite everyone's belief that we are perfect, I am sorry... We are not! JK!! ...But we also let you know when we mess up, so here it is!

CORRECTION: ADULT CLASS is NOT Thursday from 5:15-6pm or some crazy time like that which was in the last newsletter. It is going to be on Thursday mornings like it always has been from 10am-12:20pm. Dates are October 20, October 27, November 3,November 10, November 17 and December 1st--6 classes for 2 hour 20 minutes for $355.Ages 17-90 years old!If you have thought about being in the adult class, THIS is the time to try it. It is a mixed level class with different age ranges and skill types and it is an absolutely wonderful group of people! I love these students so much- all so supportive and they are such great human beings!Some originally got into the class for "fun" and now, have agents and are going out on auditions, however we have some who just want to take this class to learn how to be better readers for their child, or to understand what their child is going through as an actor. These are all good reasons to take Adult Class, plus it's FUN!!! Be brave. TRY IT!

ADULT CLASS 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1 $355 10am-12:20pm

CORRECTION: SATURDAY'S HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE-AGED MASTER CLASS did not have a time at all in the last newsletter. It will be from 1:30-4pm on Saturdays October 15, October 22, October 29, November 5, November 19 and on

December 10 - the time changes to 9:30am-12pm for that one class.It's six classes for $379. 15 hours. PG-13 & R-rated Scenes

HUGE QUESTION BEING ASKED! There has been a HUGE QUESTION BEING ASKED! We have gotten several emails asking us "If my child doesn't get into one class, what can we do to make sure they are not bumped the whole semester? How can we make sure they get into either their Plan A or Plan B class?" Good questions! ANSWER: Go ahead andrequest registration for both classes (Your A and B choice for each child) and then, RIGHTAWAY-Send us an emailto 4classreg@gmail.com saying "We would like Alexandria to take the Wednesday Master Intensive, but it she doesn't get into that class, wewould like for her to do the Saturday High School Master class from 1-4:30pm" or say "Mallory would like to take both the Master Intensive Please be specific and send it asap because we will have a staff here on Saturday to work on this!

ARE THE SEMINARS GOING TO BE OPEN? AND WHEN WILL THEY BE CHARGED?! We will try to charge all the classes tomorrow, September 3, so make sure your credit card is up to date BUT The seminars will not be open yet until the staff can determine who qualifies for them, and that process will take a few weeks. STAY TUNED but please do not forget to SAVE THE DATE FOR NOVEMBER 12-13 for one of the best seminars we will ever have!!!

ALSO, there are several small corrections throughout the newsletter that we have updated and corrected. Look for the *

We also had several bookings that we needed to celebrate!

MITCHELL PAULSON got his first booking! (Pictured down below) He did a Voiceover for Fort Worth Museum as an cartoon cow.They filmed his voiceover using CGI. Right after, he booked another voice-over for Ohio tuition trust authority.

 

Also,Besides EMMA LOU CUNNINGHAM and MAYA DELGADO who booked the Hexbug commercial, SARAH AND CHARLIE DALY and DODGE PRINCE also were principals on that commercial!MAYA also booked a commercial for American Heart Association.

ADAM KRONENBERG booked an L. A. SAG film as soon as he moved to L.A. a few weeks ago. "I used my film 4 skills. Your training prepared me better than I thought. They seemed to really care about my listening skills!"Adam said. "Thank you for everything!"

 

Fall 2016 - Classes

 

 

FALL REGISTRATION!

Fall registration is about to happen. Do not miss out. Registration will be Saturday, September 3rd at 9:30am. Staff will be ready to answer your calls.

Remember, If you are not moving forward with your skills, then you are moving backwards. Not only are you missing out, someone else is coming up in the program that will move ahead of you with both skill and confidence. There is no standing still. ALSO, we have wonderful, fabulous workshops coming up, so if you are IN CLASS this session, you will qualify to take this outstanding opportunity. They are only a save the date for now. We will be processing the registration for classes first. Mostly, your actor needs a home...and our studio is a home for actors.It is my belief that actors are misunderstood. I love my studio because it gives all actors a place to come together, learn & grow besides being a place they are understood.

REGISTRATION WILL BE HANDLED DIFFERENTLY!

PLEASE READ!

We have come a long way with our registration process. We linked in a new system so (as some of you noticed with the last registration) You can now register (600 people at a time or more) and it go through easily without the 45 minute waiting period like what use to be customary. We are so happy we found this new system. YAY!....but sometimes it is still overfilling the classes, and we do not want that, so In order to prevent the overfilling of classes, we will be running this registration a little differently from previous registrations.

Our new system will allow us to run on "request mode". This will log the class requests as they come -in order that they come in. If you receive an email that says we have received your request, that DOES NOT mean that you are registered. This just means you are on the request list. We will approve the first 10-20 people on the list once we have qualified them. You must make sure your credit card online is active and ready to accept payment. We will process the payment once we have qualified the students and you will receive a confirmation from 4classreg@gmail.com with your class information. We hope to do a lot of it the same morning of registration. Thanks for being patient as we had some growing pains with registration. ALSO, we will wait a few more weeks before we register any workshops to make sure everything goes well and we can tell more easily who qualifies for the workshops.

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FALL CLASSES:

ARE YOU A BEGINNEROR HAVE YOU BEEN THINKING ABOUT TAKING AT CATHRYN SULLIVAN'S ACTING FOR FILM? Have you thought about getting your child or teen or college-aged child into an acting class for film & T.V., but don't know where to start? Look at the website at www.cathrynsullivan.com and look at the hall of fame. There is nowhere else that has this caliber and this many stars coming out of their program. We have a program that is like no other anywhere else in the country. We even have had L.A. actors who have come here to train! Many of our students come from Memphis, Tennessee, Florida, Wisconsin, Illinois, Oklahoma and a bunch from Austin,San Antonio and Houston.

This is where the "select" actors come!..the serious ones..the ones who want to really be an actor...the ones who's dreams are to get an Oscar one day. We will teach them how to be professional actors. First and mostly, We just care about the craft of acting and secondly, we teach you how to use your skills to book parts.Start with Film 1 if you are interested. Our Film 1teacher comes from Austin, Texas. Ben Sullivan is cool, smart,& funny. You will love him. (pictured below in the brown shirt) THIS is a family business. Ben teaches Film 1 and Film 3. Cody Linley (in red) is an actor in Hollywood (recently a lead in "Sharknado 4") and comes here from L.A. to teach 3 times a year. I (Cathryn Sullivan) am in the green. We love what we do and we love actors! I'm so fortunate to have such a wonderful family, both my personal family and my acting studio family! If you have been taking somewhere else and you want to bring it up a notch but don't feel like you should start at the beginning, email me at CathySully2@gmail.com for an evaluation request.

 

FILM 1 (ages 10 thru college) is 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 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - Fri., 9/9 (5-7pm), Sat., 9/10 (9am-1pm) & Sun., 9/11 (9am-1pm) - $349

Did you know that you can take Film 1 & Film 3 at the same time? Once you complete both, you will go back and take Film 2, then Film 4, and so on.

FILM 1 w/ Ben Sullivan - Fri., 11/18 (5-7pm), Sat., 11/19 (9am-1pm) & Sun., 11/20 (9am-1pm) - $349

Did you know that you can take Film 1 & Film 3 at the same time? Once you complete both, you will go back and take Film 2, then Film 4, and so on.

FILM 2 (ages 10 thru college) is where the actor elevates his/her own usage of projecting their own emotions while delving into emotional scenes. After watching and studying child and teen actors who are accomplished in their field at showing extreme emotion in their scenes and working on exercises used in professional circles, we try it ourselves. We use various type scenes taken from real feature films like Stepmom, Stand By Me, Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Life is a House, etc.

 

FILM 4 (ages 10 thru college) is a class series totally concentrating on enhancing listening and reacting skills. One of the most important things casting directors look for in an actor is their listening skills and it is one of the LEAST focused-on skills of the actor. (Who wants to learn to listen?). We work on many fun exercises to learn how to "be effected" and we finish with a fun distraction exercise which sharpen the actors' ability to concentrate and perform your scene even when distractions happen. (Real examples of the kinds of things that happen: cell phone going off, babies crying, casting director's answering their phones or talking to someone else while you do your scene). Once the student has worked on distraction exercises, they are usually stronger and more confident to be able to handle this situation when it comes up.

FILM 2 / FILM 4 Combo Class - Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016) - 5:15pm-7:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $379*Corrected Dollar Amount

You will only receive credit for 1 level.

Most Levels Weekend for "Out of Towners" (FILM 2, FILM 4, FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1, NEW MASTER 2) - Fri., 10/7 (5-7pm), Sat., 10/8 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 10/9 (9am-1:30pm) - $379

Out of town students get priority for this class for the first 2 hours of registration, then if there are slots remaining, anyone is welcome to sign up.


FILM 3 (ages 10 thru college) 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 3 w/ Ben Sullivan - Fri., 9/9 (7-9pm), Sat., 9/10 (2-6pm), Sun., 9/11 (2-6pm) - $349

Did you know that you can take Film 1 & Film 3 at the same time? Once you complete both, you will go back and take Film 2, then Film 4, and so on.

Film 3 w/ Ben Sullivan - Fri., 11/18 (7-9pm), Sat., 11/19 (2-6pm), Sun., 11/20 (2-6pm) - $349

Did you know that you can take Film 1 & Film 3 at the same time? Once you complete both, you will go back and take Film 2, then Film 4, and so on.

Film 4 is up with the Film 2 descriptions.

FILM 5 (ages 10 thru college) - COMEDY, COMEDY, COMEDY!!! We will work on Comedic scenes from Network TV, Disney, Nickelodeon and Feature Films. Comedic timing, flow and pace will be at the forefront of our concentration and how they differ with each situation. We really work on being able to put our funny side of our personalities into our scenes!

FILM 6 (ages 10 thru college) is all about working on characters that are opposite the students' personalities. It is one of the most fun series where they portray characters that are nerds, bullies, insanely jealous girls or "mean girl" types, and sociopaths-challenging but fun!

NEW MASTER 1 (ages 10 thru college)

Improving your voiceover and monologue skills to help with agent interviews and independent film auditions. Also, physical comedy is explored immensely and relating to your own life experience to bring a dramatic monologue to life is worked on.

NEW MASTER 2 (ages 10 thru college)

This is THE class to help you Improve and understand how to bring your Disney and Nickelodeon style auditions to a callback or booking. This class is pure Disney, Nick and Cartoon Network scenes. The acting is more animated, but we teach students how to go back and forth to the other genres in this class so the student does not get stuck in Disney type acting.

Mixed Levels (FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1, NEW MASTER 2) - Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016) - 7:15pm-9:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $379

You will only receive credit for 1 level.

Most Levels Weekend for "Out of Towners" (FILM 2, FILM4, FILM5, FILM6, NEW MASTER 1, NEW MASTER 2) - Fri., 10/7 (5-7pm), Sat., 10/8 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 10/9 (9am-1:30pm) - $379

Out of town students get priority for this class for the first 2 hours of registration, then if there are slots remaining, anyone is welcome to sign up.

Mixed Levels Weekend (FILM 5, FILM 6, NEW MASTER 1, NEW MASTER 2) - Fri., 12/16 (5-7pm), Sat., 12/17 (9am-1:30pm) & Sun., 12/18 (9am-1:30pm) - $379

ADULT CLASS

Thursdays (All ages from 26+, various levels): (10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 12/1/2016) - 10am-12:20pm * THIS IS THE CORRECTED TIME! - Date are not consecutive - $355

AC 1 for (Ages 6-9) is about enhancing believability and taking direction for on-camera skills, and helping the student feel more comfortable in front of the camera.

AC 1 - Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8) - 4pm-5:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $225*These are corrected dates!

AC 2 (Ages 6-9) is about strengthening the students understanding of marks and props usage, and building character development.

AC 2 Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8) - 5:15pm-6:30pm - Date are not consecutive - $225*These are corrected dates!

AC 3 & Up (Ages 6-9) is a class of 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.

AC 3 & Up - (Ages 6-9) 6 Students Only - Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016) - 4pm-5pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

This AC3 & up classes which is usually 2 hour session with 18-20 students is put into a smaller venue with only6 students for an hour for a smaller class with more one-on-one time-SEVEN WEEKS.

AC 3 & Up - (Ages 6-9) 10 Students Only - Wednesdays: (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14/2016) - 4pm-5:25pm - Date are not consecutive - $379

This AC3 & up classes which is usually 2 hour session with 18-20 students is put into a smaller venue with only 10 students for an hour and 25 minutes for a smaller class with more one-on-one time-SEVEN WEEKS.

*This reflects a corrected amount of time.

AC 3 & Up - (Ages 6-9) 10 Students Only - Thursdays: (10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3, 11/17, 12/8, 12/15/2016) - 3:50pm-5:15pm - Date are not consecutive - $379

This AC3 & up classes which is usually 2 hour session with 18-20 students is put into a smaller venue with only 10 students for an hour and 25 minutes for a smaller class with more one-on-one time-SEVEN WEEKS.

*This reflects acorrected amount of time.

MASTER CLASSES!

Students take all of their film skills and learn how to use all of those skills plus lessons that only master students have access to, learning how to develop chemistry better with other actors and enhance their ability to stand out. They will be integrating their growth from the Film series (Film 1-New Master 2) into their work every week and concentrate on their weaknesses in order to strengthen their skills. There is focus on small details that make a difference in the callback situations to help book jobs. There will be focus on the visual vs. vocal subtext skills and body language. (In other words, watching the difference between what the actor's face and eyes say vs. what his/her voice say vs. what the actor's body language is reflecting).

There are several Master Classes and they are divided by age range and how long the student has been a master. Students will enhance their range and depth of characters needed for Film and TV.

Middle School Masters & High School Masters G-Rated - Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016) - 5pm-7pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

This is for our middle school master students who want an earlier time and will have some high school master students who'd rather be in a G-rated session vs. the Saturday PG-13 session.

Middle School Masters - Tuesdays: (10/11, 10/18, 10/25, 11/1, 11/15, 12/6, 12/13/2016) - 7pm-9pm - Dates are not consecutive - $379

This is our main Middle School Master class. This is the class where a lot of our newest stars have come from.

Masters Weekend for "Out of Towners" Master Students Only - Fri., 10/7 (7-9pm), Sat., 10/8 (2:30-7:30pm), Sun., 10/9 (2:30-7:30pm)- $379

Out of town students get priority for this class for the first 2 hours of registration, then if there are slots remaining, anyone is welcome to sign up.

High School & College Masters - PG-13 & R-Rated - Saturdays: (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19 are at 1-4:30PM and on 12/10, the time is 9:30am-12pm $379

Premiere * By Invite Only - Saturdays: (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19, 12/10/2016) - 4pm - 6:30 or ? - Dates are not consecutive - $379

SHUT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!! - Master Intensives are here in the fall!

If you have not taken a Master Intensive, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Seriously these are the VERY BEST classes EVER!!! Want to work on something new? Try something out of your comfort zone? Want to push yourself a little harder???? THIS CLASS IS WHERE TO DO JUST THAT!!! 21 hours of instruction with only 12 students. WOW!!! These classes fill literally in 3 minutes or less, do not delay in registering because once they are gone, they are GONE.

Master Intensive - Ages 14+ - PG-13 & R-Rated - 12 Students Only - Wednesdays: (10/12, 10/19, 10/26, 11/2, 11/16, 12/7, 12/14/2016) - 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Date are not consecutive - $595
21 hours for 12 students. LOTS of one on one detailed time.

Masters & Premiere Intensive PG-13 & R-Rated

Includes Supper Saturday & Sunday *Master Students Only - Fri., 12/16

(7-9:30pm), Sat., 12/17 (2pm-10:45pm), Sun., 12/18 (2pm-10:45pm) - $615

20 hours for 12 students. Lots of one on one detailed time and includes supper!

DIRECTOR CLASS FOR MASTERS ONLY! ...Have you been looking for the much anticipated Director's Class that is usually every summer????? This class has been such a HUGE success, we've decided to make it SEVEN CLASSES (21 HOURS of instruction) to be the best and most innovating class to those students who want to learn not only how to be IN FRONT of the camera but BEHIND THE CAMERA TOO. This class is for MASTER STUDENTS 12yrs and up, who are innovative, creative, computer literate, and most importantly who have the drive and inspiration to create a short film and bring it to life! This extraordinary class will be different than prior Director classes because the student will have 21 HOURS of instruction over a month and a half...along with additional time to bring their film to fruition for the Film Festival - December 11th FROM 2pm-4pm!!! We even encourage these films to be admitted to other film festivals after ours. Be BRAVE! Be STRONG! TRY IT! You will be so proud of yourself when you finally commit to this awesome opportunity!


Each participating MASTER student will gain the following knowledge:
- 21 hours of instruction

-Location shootings
- Night shoots
- Editing time
- Casting actors for their film
- Film Festival celebrating the Director and their cast
- Red Carpet and Awards including a cash prize of $125. for the top director

Director/Film Making Class - *Masters Only - Ages 12 Yrs. & Up (10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/19are all from 9am- 12pm/ Friday, 11/18 is from 6-9pm for night shoots , and Sunday,11/20/2016 from 9:30am-12:30pm for Editing, Finishing Touches Film Festival is 12/11/2016 - $625

 

Bookings! Bookings! Bookings! Bookings!

 

 

Jacob Tremblay and Julia Roberts from the movie "Wonder"


BRYCE GHEISAR

Bryce Gheisar had just completed 22 episodes of "Walk the Prank" when he came back for a Master's Intensive class, then left to start filming the role of "Julian" in the Lionsgatedrama "Wonder," starring Jacob Tremblay,Julia Robertsand Owen Wilson! This was a highly sought after role! He is currently filming in Canada!
Congratulations Bryce!!

 

 

 

Bryce Gheisar

Be sure to catch Bryce in Season 2 of "Walk the Prank" on Disney XD wherehe can be see pranking like a champ!

Bryce on set of "Walk the Prank"

 


Bryce's trailer for "A Dog's Purpose" just came out with Dennis Quaid. Check it out:

 

MATTHEW MCCANN

Matthew McCann (below) booked an amazing role on CBS's "Man with a Plan"! He will be playing Matt Leblanc's son, Teddy. Be sure to watch him this fall. We will miss you in class Matthew, but are super proud of you!!!

Matthew McCann

 

Matt LeBlanc & Matt McCann

 

Click image above to see a preview of "Man with a Plan"

 

 

HAYDEN CRAWFORD

Middle School Master student, Hayden Crawford, booked a recurring role (at least 5 episodes so far) on Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, & Dawn on Nickelodeon.

Hayden Crawford

They even gave his character his own house on the show. Congrats Hayden!

 

 

BREC BASSINGER booked a lead in the film "Status Update" as
Maxi Moore!

Brec Bassinger

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KATIE SARIFE 's Lifetime movie"Sorority Nightmare" aired a few weeks ago.

 

Katie Sarife


KIERA STRAUSS
booked the "THE WHY" Christian Film.

 


MASON DYE
is shooting a film in Connecticut!

 

 

One of myMIDDLE SCHOOL MASTER GIRLS booked a recurring role on a very popularFX TV show! They keep adding more episodes for her! Can't wait to share the details!

 

HAILEY SCONTRINObooked an episode of "Queen of the South" on USA Network.

BRYCE CASSbooked a 10 day guest starring role on night shift on NBC!

 

Bryce Cass as "Robbie Travers"in "Night Shift"

 

JONNY GALLEGOSbooked an episode of "The Leftovers" on HBO!

TAYLOR TIPPINSbooked a role on the Steven Avery episode of "Murder Made Me Famous" as Teresa Halbach

Taylor Tippins as "Teresa Halbach" in "Murder Made Me Famous"

 

REED WILLIAMSbooked the film "Wicked Love"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reed Williams

CAMPBELL WILLIAMS has booked a series regular role on NOW network playing Greg Ellis' (former Dallas Cowboy) daughter on The Greg Ellis Show.

Campbell Williams on "The Greg Ellis Show"

 

KIMI ACOSTA Booked Bruthas 321 movie and just booked a lead in a short this week.

LANDON BROOKS, HARPER GRUZINS, LIV HAYNES and GIGI HAYNES booked the short film "The Inbetween".

AMIN (MINO) HAFSI booked the short film "Revenge in Kind"

KARINA HALPIN booked the role of Margarita in the short film The Hand that Feeds You.

TREVOR ALLISON booked 2 National commercials in two weeks! One for Nationwide Insurance and one for Subway.

ALEXANDRIA BRYANTbooked a SAG Dr Pepper commercial.

NOAH COTTRELL was a principal performer for a Brighthouse Commercial, Papa John's, and the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau.

ABIGAIL DENSONbooked a pharmaceutical commercial.

BRIAN DEAN just got his first booking for a voiceover radio spot for Explore Horizons Tutoring Centers! We are so happy for him!

MAYA DELGADO booked a commercial in Greenville, Texas. Did you see the Hexbug commercial that Maya & Emma Lou Cunningham did?

PARKER WEATHERSBEE and PAULET DELCASTILLO shot a marriagecommerical on daystar channel.PARKER also shot a leap frog commercial & industrial for Real Pages.

KAMDEN BEAUCHAMP booked Marriage Today commercial.

Look at what some of my former master students are doing:

ALEX YONKS started working at her dream job at "Big Bang Theory"!

SHANNON ROUSSEAU is now working as a news anchor for WFAA! Congrats Shannon!

Shannon Rousseau

 

BELLA LOUGHBOROUGH is a producer on the Dr. Phil Show!

Hopefully, you saw CODY LINLEY's (Pro Master Student and Master teacher at the studio) SHARKNADO 4 movie. It was such goofy fun! I loved it!He played Matt Shephard, Ian Ziering's son!

 

 

 

AND we hope you didn't miss Premiere Student MALLORY MAHONEY's "Adventures of Babysitting" on Disney Channel either!Bryce Gheisar, another Master student& Disney star (from "Walk the Prank" on XD) was there for Mallory's red carpet Premiere (see below on red carpet)!

 

 











And LOGAN MILLER is going to be on the newest season of"WALKING DEAD":

Click Image Above to Watch the Trailer

 


 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bryce Gheisar bopped back to class between being on the set of "Walk the Prank" and going to Canada to shoot "Wonder" With Julia Roberts and Jacob Trembley (the boy from "Room")

 


Master Intensive "Genres" class for Middle School Master was great! They are pictured in their characters clothes here.

 

Stephen Dinh & Connor Staddon came back from L.A. to work at the studio this summer. I love these boys so much!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cody (above, right) came back from L.A. to teach this summer for a week in June! Carly also came back from L.A. that same week to teach the Pre-AC & AC classes!

 

 




 










 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My friend, Debbie Foe, (pictured to the right) Licensed Psychotherapist in Houston came up to talk to my students about learning how to regulate your emotions and have a good emotional balance which is needed in this business. We care about the mental health of our students here at the studio too!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took lots of grocery outings like this to keep up with the students and aides this summer!

 

 

 

 



 

 

Bryce Cass came back for a little while too in June..then he got some callbacks in L.A.
and had to run

 

Our Aides and front desk this summer! LOOOOVE them!

We added a new poster to the wall! WALK THE PRANK on Disney XD got picked up for season 2! WOO HOO!

 

 

 

 

 


Summer is A Time for Fun, Friends and Relaxation...YES! There IS a

time for that, but don't forget about the most important thing about SUMMER!
1) SUMMER is a time where you can get an edge on this business!
2) SUMMER Is the TIME where you can spend everyday at the studio to help GET you to the NEXT LEVEL!
3) SUMMER is the time you can Truly be the actor that you thought you really could be! You can actually See the light to getting your dreams!   
4) SUMMER is a time where students who work hard on their craft at the Studio go from being "Pretty good" to becoming "Excellent":                  
           A) Where "Students who struggle" begin to "Improve Immensely".

    B) Where Students begin to "GAIN CONFIDENCE & Grow In Leaps and Bounds".     

    C) Where Students Learn NOT just how to get an agent, but how to be taken seriously enough to "get auditions that matter"...Then, to not just "get auditions", but to "get callbacks".. and then, not how to just "get callbacks", but learn how "To BOOK!" 

   D) Since we are called "The FARM" where L.A. Casting directors, Agents and Heads of Casting go to see who the next new hot stars will be, THIS is the place where you need to make your mark!  

It's exciting for me as a Coach to see this huge change take place in my students during summer session.  I'm excited to see which students will make this transformation this summer!   DABBLERS don't work in this business..Ok...maybe they do occasionally, but no one really takes them seriously!...And If they are lucky enough to FINALLY book something off of their look, personality and their limited talent--Once they are on set, my students outshine them so much, that the student with limited talent's work ends up on the editing floor which is embarrassing and can hurt the rest of their career.  #TrueStory #ItHappens (See "Real Talk" below!) 

LET'S GET REAL AND HONEST!!!

PEOPLE WHO TRY TO MAKE IT ON THEIR LOOK & PERSONALITY ARE NOT GOING TO GET WHAT THEY WANT!

It's important to know that REAL ACTORS know the hard work, tenacity and commitment it takes to possibly get a chance at working in this business, so someone who tries to make it on their look and personality with just a dabble of classes here and there are NOT CONSIDERED AN ACTOR IN THIS BUSINESS. 

I recently watched a Project where FOUR of my master/premiere students were booked.  Three of MY students were leads. One was cast as a featured extra. The three that were cast as leads did an excellent job, showing depth, had wonderful transitions and were so believable. They moved their audience.

There was a  boy who also booked a lead on that project, but had only been in class through film 4 and decided it was too hard, left to try and make it on his talent alone. He DID finally book this project along with my students who are actively working on their skill, but guess what!? Even though he FINALLY booked something that had some meat to it, he was edited out all except for approximately 2 1/2 seconds of screen time!

MY students, on the other hand--had lots of screen time. They had depth. They MOVED you. They were so believable, it made you want to cry. They were all FABULOUS in the project!  Even the girl who booked the featured extra role had as much screen time as the lead boy who didn't think classes were necessary. Yes, He ended up booking something..... and then, he was edited out because he didn't know how to shine. He wasn't believable & His personality and look weren't enough to make a professional actor who can keep up with my master & premiere students on set!  How embarrassing to be a lead actor who only has under 3 seconds of screen time! #DoNotBeThisActor

GET IN THE GAME LIKE BRYCE CASS DID!

I WANT MORE BRYCE CASS's IN MY PROGRAM!! 

I know many of you know how I love Bryce but there is a story about his tenacity and commitment to this business that I LOVE AND WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU!!!  

BRYCE is Someone who worked on his craft for 10 years at my studio (He took from me at AGE 7 till AGE 18. First, he took at the Coppell studio where I worked for nine years, and then- followed me to my studio in Lewisville...where we've been for 6 1/2 years. He made his momma drive from Rockwall every day!). Bryce  worked for a while on huge projects like "Battle L.A." & 22 episodes of "Are you smarter than a Fifth Grader" etc., but then- his career took a turn while he was in an "in-between look"....but He still BELIEVED!! He worked on his craft Every single DAY.....never giving up...working at the studio as an aide and giving to other actors. He didn't book anything but a commercial or two for FOUR years after having a lot of success. 

 Bryce took every master intensive I offered.  He stretched himself as an actor trying things he didn't feel confident doing but wanted to try (accents, multiple personalities, speaking another language, etc).  He felt like the time in class was HIS time to ask questions, learn what he can and then put his training into action for any audition.  Then, My work with him was done. It was time for me to let him out of the 

"coaches nest" and soar!

...And THAT he DID! He SOARED!! As soon as he got to L.A., on his SECOND audition......He BOOKED A HUGE PROJECT! He wasn't even in L.A. for THREE weeks before he booked a SERIES REGULAR role on an NBC pilot that is one the most-talked-about-pilots of this pilot season-- "CRUEL INTENTIONS" with Sarah Michelle Geller!!! 

I'm ecstatic to be sharing this story with you because Bryce believed in himself enough to have patience and to continue his belief in his work/training.  I knew it was a matter of time for him but the fact that he persevered when most actors bail, is admirable.  I want these stories for all my tenacious actors but as an actor, YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE IN YOURSELF AND IN YOUR WORK. BE CONSISTENT IN YOUR TRAINING AND STRETCH YOURSELF TO BE MORE THAN YOU THINK YOUARE.  

I BELIEVE IN MY PROGRAM!

Like in the "Let's Get Real" article above, As a COACH, I believe in my program. It works! BRYCE CASS is actually the THIRD student who has gone to L.A. & booked a big part on a T.V. Show within three weeks. The first one was Hayley Orrantia, who is filming her third season of  "THE GOLDBERGS" & The second one was Belle Shouse, who worked as a series regular the first season of "SECRETS AND LIES" where she had a pivotal role! 

Also, Have you checked out my Hall of Fame lately? It is crazy that a studio in Texas has more stars and working actors that come out of it than most studios from L.A. and New York.  Many powerful people in the industry in L.A. say there is no other school like mine. That is why we get the quality of industry guests that we do here! AGAIN, Check out my Hall of Fame! Most Everyone on my HALL OF FAME studied with me from 3 1/2 years to 10 years. (Selena Gomez- 3 1/2  years, Demi -6 years,  Thomas Mann- Almost 5 years , Bryce Cass-10 years)   Check it out here! Cathryn Sullivan's Hall of Fame! 

REGISTRATION for the upcoming MAY workshops
AND SUMMER SESSIONS for JUNE are listed down below.
Registation will be SUNDAY, MARCH 20th at 1:30pm.

Staff will be at the studio for questions! 

#SpendYourSummerAtCathrynSullivansActingForfilmGettingSeriousAboutActing

(Bryce Cass pictures below) 

  

I have always said that if I could have an actor everyday, I could make a star or at least- a working actor -out of them---if they work hard and do their homework! PLUS Come on---this is ACTING! It's so much more fun than Math or Science homework!..AND THIS studio is seen as the FARM and where seeds are planted & bloom into deep and wonderful actors. Agents, Casting Directors and HEADS of Casting in L.A. want to know who my next new hot star is.

AND GUESS WHAT?! Lots of our Favorite AIDES, MASTER TEACHERS, and even FRONT DESK FAVORITES will be back this summer! 

CODY LINLEY will be finished shooting "SHARKNADO 4" by then, and will be teaching for a solid week mid-June. He's taking what he learned on this last set and using it to help educate our students in "The Art & Science of Improvisation of Film Sets" simulating real events that happened on this set! STEPHEN DINH will be back to teach "Serious Voice-over for Master Students" the last week of June. TAYLOR TIPPINS, Front desk favorite who's been in L.A. will be back for part of the summer coming back to front desk. JACOB AUDIRSCH will be back from college and will be aiding. He misses working at the studio & will be there all summer! CARLY STUDER is coming back from L.A. to teach AC (Acting for Camera classes designed for 6-9 year olds) and Pre-AC classes (4-5 years olds-The only time we begin them in the program at this age is in the Summer when we have time to take care of them)! LISANDRA ORTEGA,  Aide Manager will be here this summer. GAVIN CASELGNO will be back! TERRY CASS will continue to work as Front Desk Manager. AMY HAYNES  is still Registration Manager! PLUS We have a few new, very hard-working aides that will be there this summer! I'm also trying to get CALEB PIERCE & DEVIN WAY to come back some this summer, & I think I will! 

 We have always had an awesome staff, & we will continue to!

OUR RETURNING STAFF WHO WILL BE AT THE STUDIO THIS SUMMER:

 

         

Gavin Caselegno          Cody Linley              Lisandra Ortega               Carly Studer

         

Georgia Cole & Cole McKeel    Taylor Tippins    Olivia Welch      Carly & Olivia again! 

      

Jacob Audirsch                Cody Linley again!     New Aides-                    Stephen Dinh

                                                                        Cole McKeel, Alex Gay & Johnny Gallegos

                                    

                          And Office Manager, Terry Cass!            

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MAY WEEKEND WORKSHOP CLASSES INCLUDE:

FILM 1: Taught by Ben Sullivan $339.

For NEW students! 

      Friday, May 20 5pm-7pm

             Saturday, May 21  9-1pm

           & Sunday, May 22 9-1pm 

FILM 3: Taught by Ben Sullivan $339.

       Friday, May 20 7-9pm

              Saturday, May 21 2-6pm

           & Sunday, May 22 2-6pm

MIXED LEVEL CLASSES FOR FILM 5, FILM 6 & NEW MASTER 1 ONLY:

Taught by Cathryn Sullivan $355.

        Friday, May 20 5-7pm 

        Saturday, May 21 9-1:30pm (Bring a snack)

        Sunday, May 22 9-1:30 (Bring a snack)

SPECIALTY MASTER TAPING 101 CLASS:  

Taught by Cathryn Sullivan (18 Master Students only)  $355.

Friday, May 20 7-9pm

 Saturday, May 21 2:30-7:30pm (Bring a Snack) 

Sunday, May 22 2:30-7:30 (Bring a Snack) 

* This is a new class that involves the art of "taping to be noticed". 

It starts with the Student learning exactly how to self-tape correctly with a monitor on the outside of the glass for Parents to listen in -who want to hear it all for themselves. There will be a chance for each child to direct and Be directed by another student in the class so they can get use to the process.  

Parents will have a small session themselves if they want to ask questions or understand the process so that when it comes to a taping facility not being available or they have an afternoon to get a taped audition into their agent, the parent and student will be confident in their ability. Different genres, clothes for each one, What are the key problems with your tapings will be addressed as well. Many parents who have taken this class along with their child have gotten callbacks & even booking after taking this class! 

*SUMMER CLASSES* 

WE ONLY HAVE JUNE CLASSES UP & 

SAVE THE DATES FOR EXCITING, UPCOMING WORKSHOPS 

 

Week of JUNE 6-10:

JUNE 6: ONLY NEW MASTER 2 from the MIXED LEVEL Class will meet for Lecture, Demo & Rehearsal from 

  11am-1pm 

JUNE 7- JUNE 10th: 

       FILM 2/FILM 4 COMBO CLASS  4 days $355. 

        Film 2 is about going deep, crying, screaming & emotional scenes

Film 4 is about learning how to have inner monologue, not putting "Facial expressions on to give an external performance, Listening, Reacting and Being Effected. 

        (Students will be together, but will only get credit for one series) 

        Taught by Cathryn Sullivan

        Tuesday, June 7-Friday, June 10th 4 days 9am-12pm

MIXED LEVELS - (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1 & New Master 2) $355

         Film 5- Comedy Film 6-Characters Opposite your Personality 

         New Master 1- Voice-Over work with Cartoons, Comedy Monologues 

         with Physical comedy and Dramatic Monologues New Master 2-Learning

         the Ins and Outs of Disney & Nickelodean Series so that they can book

        Taught by Cathryn Sullivan

        Tuesday, June 7-Friday, June 10th 4 days 1-4pm

MASTER CLASS- Mastering the Different Levels of Roles $355

Learning, Mastering and understanding your responsibility as an "Under Five", "Co-Star", "Guest Star", "Series Regular" & "Being the Star". 

Taught by Cathryn Sullivan

Tuesday, June 7-Friday, June 10th 4 days 4-7pm

 

Week of June 13-17th: (This is a very busy week!) We have Pre-AC classes, AC classes & CODY LINLEY WEEK happening that week! 

          Monday, June 13-Friday, June 17 :

PRE-AC 1/Pre-Acting for Camera 1 & PRE-AC 2/Pre-Acting for Camera  2 

                *Combo Class with Carly Studer (Coming back from L.A for this!)

                  9am-10:15am 

                  4-5 year old

 Learning how to handle commercial auditions, introducing film    developing imagination by going to Imagination Land 

                9am-10:15am $199.  

                 AC 1/Acting for Camera 1 & AC 2/Acting for Camera 2 

               * Combo class with Carly Studer (She's coming back from L.A for this!)

                 10:30-11:45am Combo Class with Carly Studer

                 6-9 year olds

                  Learning how to work with basic on-camera skills, learning how 

                  work with a script, learning how to have relationship & chemistry

                 while having fun while doing scene-work $199.

            

            MOST LEVELS for the FILM Series - $355 -This is a Mixed level Class

                           that includes Most levels  (Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6 

                           and New Master 1 students) 

                   (See June 7-10 above for descriptions of each of these levels)

                  but you get a discount on this class if you take Cody Linley's Specialty Classes 

                (See below under "Specialty Most Level Package") 

The Fun & Educational "SPECIALTY MOST LEVEL PACKAGE" 

(Includes Series Class for Most levels including Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, Film 6 & New Master 1) Taught by Cathryn Sullivan, & 

"Casting from An Actor's Perpective" & "The Art & Science Of Improvisation on Film Sets"  taught by Cody Linley plus 

Lunch & Karaoke! Total $585. With Package $565. 

*See below for details

 10-12pm "Casting from an Actor's Perspective"  

            Monday, June 13 & Tues., June 14  with Cody Linley  $99.

10-12pm "The Art & Science of Improvisation on Film Sets" 

             Wednesday, June 15 & Thurs., June 16 with Cody Linley $99. 

 12-1 Karaoke & Lunch Monday- Thursday  4 days at $8 = $32.

1pm-3:30pm MOST LEVEL Film Series (Film 2, Film 4, Film 5, & New Master 1)  Monday, June 13- Friday, June 17  $355.  

 TOTAL =  $585  With Package, it is $565.          

You save $ 20.! with the package

The Fun & Educational "SPECIALTY MASTER PACKAGE" 

(Only Master Students & New Master 2 students only!)  

"Casting From An Actor's Perpective", "The Art & Science Of Improvisation on Film Sets" Taught by Cody Linley

Plus Lunch & Karaoke. 

Two days from 12-5:30pm June 13-14th Total $272. With Package $260.

*See below for details on classes

12-1pm Karaoke & Lunch  Monday, June 13/Tuesday, June 14 

              2 days $16. 

1-3pm Casting from an Actor's Perspective Mon. June 13/Tues. June 14 

             2 days $118. 

3-5:30 pm The Art & Science of Improvisation on Film Sets  

             2 days $138. 

TOTAL $272.  With Package, it is $260.  

You save $12.! with the package

Also for Master students: 

"Introduction to Producing & Directing with Cody Linley "

Friday, June 17th (Bring Snack) 10am-2pm  $99.

PRIVATES WITH CODY LINLEY

There will be privates available to have with Cody Linley on Wednesday, June 15 and Thursday, June 16 from 1-5pm. There will be 30 minute sessions for $65. and 1 hour sessions for $125. available. I was not sure if he was going to be available because he's been so busy and he is booked for July, but JUNE looks good! 

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**Details on what Casting From An Actors Perspective: Revised Edition entails 

This popular class is back again, and is totally worth repeating!  It will give you an experience of seeing the casting experience from both the director and actor's perspective.  As many of you know, Cody's coaching has helped many students book work over the last couple of years!  You can never get enough experience auditioning, so this is your chance to get some valuable practice with a pro! 

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 as to promote your brand

         Common mistakes

         The role of preparation

         What to do when you get a script a night before the audition!

         And More!

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

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*Details on what The Art & Science of Improvisational on Film Sets:

with SyFy Channel Star Cody Linley entails

As many of you know, Cody Linley recently finished filming a SyFy Network Television film that has a comedic cult following in which he was often required to improvise much of his character including his lines.  As an Alumni of Improv Olympics West, Cody has quickly become a master Improvisational Actor and Improv teacher, and is bringing to our studio a class dedicated to the art of Improvisational On-Set Film Acting...something new that he's never taught before. 

 Students will learn and practice techniques such as:

-Character Analysis & Development

-Script Interpretation

-Techniques for Raising the Stakes

-Comedic Timing & More! 

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*Details on what Introduction to Producing & Directing with Cody Linley entails: 

Over the last year Cody has been studying with some of Hollywood's leading directors and producers in his classes at UCLA.  This summer he is bringing us a brand new course in which he will help both beginner and advanced students understand the art and science of film making.

Topics Include:

-The Language of Filmmaking

-Preproduction and Production Concepts for TV & Film

-Key Concepts of Episodic TV Directing

-The Business of Producing Your Own Film 

Suggested Reading: The Big Picture: Money and Power in Hollywood by Edward Jay Epstein

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Week of Monday, June 20-Friday, June 24:

Acting for Camera 3, AC 4, AC5, AC6 and up

Shorter Time, Only 8 students  

9am-10:20am $355

Taught by Cathryn Sullivan

INTENSIVE MASTER CLASS FOR 9-12 YEAR OLDS

MORE TIME, LESS STUDENTS!

Almost 20 hours of class with only 12 students

10:30am-2:15pm Includes Lunch all week  $525 

Includes working on all genres in one week including

Feature film drama, Feature film comedy, Network drama, Network comedy, Disney, Nick & how to go between stage and film. 

I'm excited about teaching this! It's a new curriculum! 

INTENSIVE MASTER CLASS FOR 13- 26 YEARS OLD

MORE TIME, LESS STUDENTS! PG-13 

Almost 20 hours of class with only 12 students  $525

3:15-7pm Includes working on all genres in one week including Feature film  drama, Feature film comedy, Network drama, Network comedy, Disney, Nick & how to go between stage and film. 

This is a new class & I'm excited about teaching this! 

FOR NEW STUDENTS!

Here is another chance for you or your friends to get started at Cathryn Sullivan's Acting for Film: 

FILM 1/FILM 3 COMBO - DAYIME FILM 1/ FILM 3

There are TWO Film 1/Film 3 combo's  this week  & weekend:

#1 Film 1/Film 3 combo  is called "DAYTIME Film 1/FILM 3" 

For those who can come in the morning: 

Wed., June 22, Thurs., June 23 & Fri., June 24 from 9:45am- 1:45pm (Bring a snack) $339. 

#2 FILM 1/FILM 3 COMBO = WEEKEND FILM 1/FILM 3 COMBO JUNE 24-26

The other Film 1/Film 3 combo is called "WEEKEND FILM 1/FILM 3" designed for Those who come in from out of town or those who work weekdays:  

Friday night, June 24 from 6-8pm

 Saturday & Sunday, June 25-26 10am-2:20 (which includes lunch $349. )

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 WEEK OF MONDAY, JUNE 27-FRIDAY, JULY 1st:  

ACTING FOR CAMERA 3, ACTING FOR CAMERA 4, ACTING FOR CAMERA 5 & UP (AC3, AC4, AC5 & up) 

 9-11am Monday, June 27-July 1st  16 students $355.  

WEEK OF MONDAY, JUNE 27-THURSDAY, JUNE 30th:

MASTER STUDENTS: Serious Voice-over for master students ages 9-14: 

Taught by Stephen Dinh (coming in from L.A. for this) Voice-Over Expert

Students will work on all types of voice-overs including cartoons, Radio & TV commercials      18 students $355.

MASTER STUDENTS: 

Serious Voice-over for Master Students Ages 15 & Up: 

Taught by Stephen Dinh, Voice-Over Expert

Students will work on all types of voice-overs including cartoons, Radio & 

TV commercials     18 students $355.

FILM 2/ FILM 4 COMBO 

Monday, June 27-Thursday, June 30 11am-2pm $355. 

MIXED LEVELS (Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2) 

Monday, June 27- Thursday, June 30 

3:15-6:15pm  (NM2 will go late the first night!)  $355. 

BOOKINGS! 

So many wonderful bookings & also, those bookings we can not SHARE! 

One of the biggest bookings is the much talked about pilot mentioned above where BRYCE CASS booked NBC pilot "CRUEL INTENTIONS"!  (Pictured right, below)
                      

OLIVIA WELCH's role in "MODERN FAMILY" became a recurring role! (Pictured above, left) She still travels back and forth from L.A. to the studio right now, but we could lose her soon. 

KIERA STRAUSS booked a supporting role on ROOTS where she worked over 4 wees!
 It premieres Memorial Day 2016 and it looks MARVELOUS! 


MATTHEW MCCANN booked a Voiceover Pilot! 

STEPHEN DINH & MALLOR MAHONEY booked the Film "DAY 5" Shooting in Austin, Texas!  I'm so excited for them both!


           
               Stephen Dinh                                                Mallory Mahoney

Stephen also booked a GM financial industrial along with LUCY BANDOH! 

I mentioned before that CALEB PIERCE had a recurring role on "THE REAL O'NEALS", and it is finally ON RIGHT NOW! 

COLE MCKEEL booked a GMC commercial & a WINGSTREET commercial! 

High School Master students AUSTIN ELKINS & JACKSON YOUNG
plus  Middle School Master Student  HUDSON SHELTON booked a nerd commercial! 
LUKE OMALZA booked a Nerf commercial too! 

KAMDEN BEAUCHAMP booked an Industrial for Pizza Hut!

JONNY GALLEGOS booked a lot: He booked a role in the T.V. show "Queen of the South", A Voice-over for Mountain Dew and a Mary Kay PSA that had FOUR of my students in it. Besides Jonny, SHELBY SURDAM, NICOLE RIEKE, & LISANDRA ORTEGA, JORDAN RICHARDSON was in it.  Check it out below: 
Mary Kay PSA on Abusive Teen Dating #LoveIsRespect
(Nicole also booked a Tostitos Commercial!) 

ALEX ALFORD booked a short film "The Bat", a book trailer for the fantasy thriller "Casters of Doovik" and a promo for Gateway's "Teen Kairos" event. Both he and his sister, MAREN ALFORD are now Officially Represented by CESD in L.A. They were some of the few who were chosen from that workshop to be a part of CESD when they came in November. Maren also booked the lead in the Gateway Church Christmas Film "Sydney's Gift". 

HAYLEY SCONTRINO booked a small role on "Queen of the South"! YAY! 

DEGAN VAIL booked the lead role in a short film called "Happy Ending" that is a comic strip themed video.

DASH MELROSE booked a Pinalen commercial that shot in Mexico! 

ADAM KRONENBERGER booker a supporting role in a feature film "BAYTOWN'S FINEST". 

FUN UPDATE- BELLE SHOUSE (Now living in L.A.) recently shot a T.V. pilot, "Journey to the East" and even spoke a foreign language in it! 

KATIE SARIFE, Cathryn Sullivan Alumni and sometimes still AIDES in the summer booked a "Girl Meets World" episode.

SYDNEY RICHMOND booked a short film "Audible Static". 

KADAR PRICE Booked A SAG AFTRA Voice-over , a REALLY cool NIKE commercial that has gotten a lot of attention with NBA Russell Westbrook from the Oklahoma Thunder. Check this commercial out. Kadar is awesome in this video: 



LOGAN LINDHOLM booked a Medieval Times commercial. 

CARLY HAYNES booked a Hasbro Doh Vinci Commerical!

DEVIN WAY booked a Golden Chick Commerical as well as GIGI HAYNES.

ZACHARY ANDERSON booked a Methodist Family Health Center commercial. 

TREY BUMPBASS booked Hasbro commercial and so did SOPHIA LASLEY.

CARINA HALPIN booked a short film as the lead called "Horror Club".

NOAH COTTRELL booked an American Heart Association PSA & a Bright House Commercial. 

After the last workshop with the Dreamworks girls, many students were signed with agencies. Over 9 kids/teens were signed with three different high level agencies!  I have one of my adult's  (who is in my adult class) interviewing two different agencies this week! If she signs with one of them, That will be my third adult that I have helped get signed with high level agencies in just a few months! 

We have launched our next Disney Star! 

Bryce Gheisar had such an unbelievable year beginning this summer with a starring role for a SAG feature  which was filmed in Austin, Texas. It's called 

 "Into the Who Knows". Then, he filmed a pilot for Disney called "WALK THE PRANK" which got picked up to series, so now he is moving to LA this week to begin filming the 13-18 episodes where he is one of four leads! It is scheduled to premiere on April Fools' Day on DISNEY XD! After filming the pilot, Bryce THEN booked a lead in a huge project called "A Dog's Purpose" WITH STEPHEN SPIELBERG'S STUDIO (DREAMWORKS!)  THAT is what a call one FABULOUSLY Successfully Blessed Year! #TalentSkillTeamOpportunity 

       

DODGE PRINCE was slated to film 13 WEEKS ON a REMAKE of  

 "MAGNIFICENT SEVEN" in Louisiana!...but they liked him so much, they asked  him to stay for another week!  This is a huge studio film with so many  A-list stars including:  Christ Pratt, Denzel Washington, Ethan Hawke, and more!  He even shot an improv scene with Chris Pratt & Denzel Washington. What a great memory! BTW- Chris Pratt is "Emmet from the Lego movie, The Star/Lord of "Guardians of the Galaxy"  & the star of "Jurassic World".  Also, the very prestigious & two-time academy award-winner Denzel Washington is in this movie as well. We can not WAIT to see this movie with another one of our Middle School Master students! 

                  


KIERA STRAUSS booked a lead role in the upcoming mini-series "Roots" -  An adaptation of Alex Haley's "Roots", chronicling the history of an African slave sold to America and his descendants.  She got to work with Forest Whitaker, Laurence Fishburne, Mario Van Peebles and Levar Burton (the original Kunta Kinte)! She was originally asked to do four weeks, but they added scenes & more lines for her, so she got to film for five weeks! Woo hoo!! 

Here is a link to the IMDb for Roots: Roots IMDb

 

 

TRES ALLISON booked  12 episodes of "Smarter Than a 5th Grader" in 2015! Here he is stealing the show from Jimmy Fallon!
 

 

OLIVIA WELCH also had a fabulous 2015! Olivia (pictured below) booked the starring role in Nick Pilot "The Dunes Club"!

She also booked roles on the Emmy Award Winning series "Modern Family" and another big show that we still can't talk about, but is absolutely so cool! Olivia is a premiere student who has definantly paid her dues and is now reaping the rewards. 

          

MALLORY MAHONEY

(pictured below) booked a Disney Movie called "Adventures in Babysitting". 

          

MATTHEW MCCANN (pictured below) booked a lead role in the Pilot: 

"The Diva, The Doc, & the Jock"! It is super cute & he got to work with some dynamite actors! Check out the video here: 

http://www.imdb.com/video/user/vi1477423897

MATTHEW also booked a prestigious recurring voiceover role in American Dad!..which is a huge deal because he's gotten down to the last 3 people & usually, a 35 year old woman who has 8 pages of credits get the part!  

LISANDRA ORTEGA (pictured below) booked a guest star role on American Crime on ABC!


CONNER STADDON booked a guest star role on "From Dusk Till Dawn"! Here he is pictured below with his intestines hanging out! Yuck! But, we are so proud of Conner!  

 

 

SAWYER BELL (below left) and 

GAVIN CASELEGNO 

both booked parts in "Vampire Diaries"! Different Episodes filmed months apart! Way to go boys!

  

 

AMBER ALVAREZ booked several episodes of American Crime! 

           

TANNER FONTANA booked the movie "Camp Cool Kids" with CD Joey Paul Jensen who came here and did a workshop for the studio in August this past year. He also booked a movie "Cut To The Chase" & has a recurring role on "The Originals".

FROY GUTIERREZ booked a recurring role on "Bella and the Bulldogs" playing the love interest of Bella (AKA: Brec Bassinger former master student) and then, booked a role on "The Goldbergs". How cool is it that he booked two shows where I have master & premiere as the regulars on that show!  (Former master student Brec is on "Bella and the Bulldogs & former Premiere Master student 

 Hayley Orrantia is a regular on "The Goldbergs")



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FORMER MASTER/PREMIERE STUDENTS WHO BOOKED BIG FILMS & TV SHOWS IN L.A.

THOMAS MANN 's movie "Me, Earl, and the Dying Girl" has gotten national acclaims including winning the two most prestigious awards at Sundance this past year, and  whom VARIETY MAGAZINE wrote that "Thomas Mann is one of 10 who should be "in Play" for the Oscar"! WOW! Just WOW!!  



CODY LINLEY, who had booked the starring role in the film "Hoovey", was nominated for "Best actor in a feature film" at the Burbank Film Festival in September 2015 & the movie won "Best feature film"!!! It is one of several film festivals where "Hoovey" has won first place in the feature film category. Cody was also offered a reality show  this past month from a major network  in which he said no to so that he can continue working on being a serious actor. Cody is pictured below with his Movie family which included Patrick Warburton, Alyson Stoner and Lauren Holly. 



2015 was a great year for KATIE SARIFE! She booked the move "Dark Pledge", a pilot called " The Curse of the Fuentes Women", and the Made-for-TV movie "Cleveland Abduction" (pictured below). Katie came back to teach at the studio for Holiday Camp and is here this week! 
 


CALEB PIERCE 
booked a recurring role on ABC's "The Real O'Neals" airing March 2nd! YAY!!!!! We can not wait to see it! (Caleb is ALSO back at the studio this week teaching and aiding and doing the karaoke/lunch this week! We love Caleb! 

     

MACK WHITE & ROBERT HAYES booked the movie "Carter High"! I was so happy to see my premiere master students in such an important film based on a true story. They use to do scenes together in class all of the time. How cool that they were able to be a movie together! 

           

BREC BASSINGER's awesome Nick show came out in 2015 and just finished filming the second season: "Bella and the Bulldogs"! 

          



JT NEAL booked an episode of "BEST FRIENDS WHENEVER" on Disney Channel! This is in addition to roles on "Haunted Hathawys" and "Lab Rats"! He was also in Alex Yonks' film with Belle Shouse.

 

     


        

BELLE SHOUSE

booked a lead on ABC's "SECRETS AND LIES"! It was unbelievable & amazing! She played the sweet, innocent little girl in tears so well & then, it was revealed that she was really a sociopath. I was sooo proud of her! Let me just say those Film 6 Sociopath scenes came in handy for THIS character! WOO HOOO!  

     

HAYLEY ORRANTIA is on her 3rd season as a regular on  ABC's "The Goldbergs" as Erica Goldberg! It's such a funny show & she is hilarious in it!  
 

MASON DYE  (pictured below, left) has joined the cast of "FINDING CARTER" on MTV Tuesdays at 9pm. 

Mason is a former master student/aid at my studio who moved to L.A. and went from "Teen Wolf" to "Finding Carter".

       

Anne Winters (Pictured above) is on her third season of "TYRANT" & was a regular on another pilot called "Wicked City".

LOGAN MILLER had a nationwide release of his movie "Scouts and Zombies"!

 

 

REED WILLIAMS booked a recurring role on TNT's "The Last Ship"!
 


What a wonderful year we've had for our people at the studio! I'm so proud. 

Who knows what 2016 will hold!?! 

Cathryn Sullivan

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We have two new classes added this session: 

1) A NEW INTENSIVE MIXED LEVEL Class will happen on Tuesday night for nine weeks (over 18 hours) with only 12 students-- so that you may be able to do more than two levels in a shorter amount of time with more one on one time with Cathryn Sullivan!!! 

2) A MASTER INTENSIVE is being added for Wednesday night from 5:30-8:30 with only TWELVE STUDENTS and at least EIGHTEEN HOURS! This is for the most serious of Master students. It will have more one on one time with many more hours and wayLESS students! 

(14 years old and up  PG-13, 12 students only, over 18 hours) 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE --->>>CALENDAR ONLINE

AC Classes

AC 1 with Instructor Maddy Haynes (6 Classes-18 Students for ages 6-9 year olds - $210  Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 24th, Mar. 31st, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)  4-5:15pm 

Acting for Camera 1 helps the 6-9 year old with understanding character & working in front of a camera. 

AC 2 with Instructor Maddy Haynes (6 Classes-18 Students) for ages 6-9 year olds- $210

Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 24th, Mar. 31st, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

Acting for Camera 2 helps the 6-9 year old with moving on camera, beginning to feel comfortable with the character & enjoying the craft of acting. 

5:15pm - 6:30pm

AC 3 & Up with Instructor Cathryn  Sullivan (7 Classes - 8 Students Only for ages 6-9 year olds ) - $355

Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 24th, Mar. 31st, Apr. 7th, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

Acting for Camera 3 and up is the third class at our studio. Cathryn Sullivan takes the student to a whole different level teaching the student how to do a scene seven different ways to having different relationships within a scene while using props. 

 3:50 - 5pm

AC 3 & Up (AC 4, AC 5, AC 6, etc) with Instructor Cathryn  Sullivan 

(6 Classes - 21 Students) - $355

Saturdays: Feb. 6th, Feb. 13th, Feb. 20th, Mar. 5th, Mar. 26th, Apr. 2nd, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

Acting for Camera 3 and up is the third class at our studio. Cathryn Sullivan takes the student to a whole different level teaching the student how to do a scene seven different ways to having different relationships within a scene while using props. 

9am - 11:15am

Film Classes

NEW Film 1 w/Ben Sullivan - $329                         WEEKEND INTENSIVE 

Jan. 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2016

Friday 5-7pm , Saturday 9am-1pm, & Sunday 9am-1pm

Film 2/Film 4 Combo Class with Instructor Cathryn Sullivan

  (You only receive credit for 1 level) (7 Classes, 21 Students) - $355

Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 24th, Mar. 31st, Apr. 7th, 2016

5pm - 7pm

Film 2 / Film 4 Combo Weekend - with Stephen Dinh & lunch (Sat. and Sun.) (You only receive credit for 1 level) - $355      WEEKEND INTENSIVE 

Jan. 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2016

Friday 6-8pm , Saturday 9:30am-2:30pm, & Sunday 9:30am-2:30pm

NEW Film 3 w/Ben Sullivan - $329                           WEEKEND INTENSIVE 

Jan. 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 2016

Friday 7-9pm , Saturday 2-6pm, & Sunday 2-6pm

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

WEEKEND INTENSIVE  

Instructor Cathryn Sullivan - IF YOU ARE NEW MASTER 2 YOU MUST ALSO SIGN UP FOR NEW MASTER 2 LECTURE & DEMO ON THURSDAY (1/28) * - $355

Jan. 29th, 30th, 31st, 2016

Friday 5-7pm , Saturday 9am - 1:30pm, & Sunday 9am - 1:30pm

New Master 2 Lecture & Demo * - Must also be signed up for Mixed Levels NM 2 on Fri (1/29), Sat (1/30), Sun (1/31) - $50

Thursday, January 28th, 2016

6-8pm

NEW! A 9-class 12 students only "Mixed Levels Intensive" 

 w/Cathryn Sullivan

(9 Classes, 12 Students Only - Possibly Achieving 2 Levels

Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 - $532

Tuesdays: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, Mar. 1, Mar. 22 , Mar. 29, Apr. 5, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

5pm - 7pm

This 9 week, 12 students mixed level intensive class will have More one on one time with Cathryn. With Only 12 students and 18 hours vs. 

20 students and 12-14 hours, it helps the Student have more time to really work on specifics taking more time & intensity with each level while possibly being able to finish two levels in one session.  (Film 5 and film 6, or film 6 and new master 1, etc) Film 5 is about comedy. Film 6 are characters opposite your personality. New Master 1 is working on voice-over, comedy monologues while concentrating on physical comedy. New Master 2 is working on specific techniques needed to book Disney or Nickolodean. 

Mixed Levels w/Cathryn Sullivan  (7 Classes 21 Students) Film 5, Film 6, New Master 1, New Master 2 (Only Receive Credit for 1 Level) - $355

Thursdays: Feb. 4, Feb. 11, Feb. 18th, Mar. 3rd, Mar. 24th, Mar. 31st, Apr. 7th, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

7-9pm

Film 5 is about comedy. Film 6 are characters opposite your personality. New Master 1 is working on voice-over, comedy monologues while concentrating on physical comedy. New Master 2 is working on specific techniques needed to book Disney or Nickolodean. 

Master Classes 

Middle School Masters (7 Classes - 21 Students) - $355

Tuesdays: Feb. 2nd, Feb. 9th, Feb. 16th, Mar. 1st, Mar. 22nd, Mar. 29th, Apr. 5th, 2016

7pm - 9pm

NEW! Master Intensive- 14 & Up, PG-13 Mature students only 

(6 Classes, 3 Hours per Class, 12 Students Only) - Worth $595 - Now $499

Wednesdays: Feb. 3rd, Feb. 10th, Feb. 17th, Mar. 2nd, Mar. 23rd, Mar. 30th, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

5:30pm - 8:30pm

This is a master intensive. Over 18 hours for only 12 students only are allowed in this class. There will be more one on one time with Cathryn & students will be able to take more time with each character and scene which helps with growth of the actor and their craft. 

High School Masters - 8th - 10th Grade (6 Classes, 21 Students) - $355

Saturdays: Feb. 6th, Feb. 13th, Feb. 20th, Mar. 5th, Mar. 26th, Apr. 2nd, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

11:15am - 1:45pm

High School, College & More Masters 

(11th Grade & Up to 26 Years Old Master Students ) (6 Classes, 21 Students)  $355

Saturdays: Feb. 6th, Feb. 13th, Feb. 20th, Mar. 5th, Mar. 26th, Apr. 2nd, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

3pm - 5:30pm

Premiere Students (By Invite Only) (6 Classes) - $355

Saturdays: Feb. 6th, Feb. 13th, Feb. 20th, Mar. 5th, Mar. 26th, Apr. 2nd, 2016 (Dates are not consecutive)

5:30pm - ?