The H.U.R.D. Casting Network - Helping yoU Reach Dreams Message Board › ★ Last Semester to Be Cast in The Faith-Based Film ★
New Orleans, LA
Whether you are just beginning or have been working for years in front of the camera, you now have a remarkable opportunity to work on a feature film with a professional crew.
In less than a month, the next semester of The Actors Alliance starts, and the actors who will be in the cast of a faith-based film to be shot this fall will be developing their craft.
This could be a momentous break for your career. Students not only get the best acting training in the South; they will have a role in a class feature film after training has ended. Experienced actors in class will audition for and be cast in the largest roles in the film. Beginner actors will be cast in roles in keeping with their training, experience, and type using their strengths so they look their very best.
The cast of the film will include all students who make the commitment to train for the next semester. Each one will be considered for a role in this production. There will also be smaller roles and featured extra roles, so something for everyone.
If you want to train but don't care to be in the film, you can still study these techniques as each semester is stand-alone training.
★ CURRICULUM ★
SCENE STUDY ON CAMERA
Working with sides from films, you will practice scene study, pacing, and timing and train to work with others on camera, especially for close-ups, so you are prepared when we shoot your scenes on the weekends (and in some cases during the week) during principal photography, starting in September. By the time you walk on set, you will be cool, collected, experienced, and ready for your close-up!
After your six weeks of studying acting for film and learning all the steps you must take to succeed, you will have a confidence that it could take years to develop without an amazing opportunity and priceless experience like this one!
The Actors Alliance is the only private acting school that gives actors that opportunity to train and then audition for an important role in a film. If you are serious about acting in film, you want to enroll in this course.
★ CLASS VENUES ★
• Metairie - Monday evenings - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30, starting August 11
• Baton Rouge - Wednesday evenings - 7 p.m. to 10, starting August 13
• Mandeville - Thursday evenings - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30, starting August 14
Each six-week semester, tuition is $300 if a $50 deposit is paid in advance, or $325 at the door. Actors age 14 and up may enroll. Cost of your demo scene on DVD is an additional $300 that will be due before filming begins.
★ FOR MORE INFORMATION ★
Call 504-812-3379 or e-mail TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com
Students accepted must be teenagers or older. Once registered, students are expected to attend all classes or make them up in other venues in the same semester. All deposits and tuition are non-refundable.
★ COMMENDATIONS ★
"I have studied with several good teachers over the years, but Veleka is the only one who has showcases to show agents or directors what we can do. She is also the only teacher who ever gave me a role in a SAG film. :-D"
~ Tony Fennelly, New Orleans
"Thank you, Veleka. The monologue I worked on in your class helped me get a role in a production of A Trip to Bountiful. It will be a great show."
~ Roger Ferrier, Baton Rouge
"Several people asked how I began my Acting Career. Well, Veleka Gray took me by the hands, calmed my nervous spirit, and told me I Can! She believes in you even when you question your own abilities."
~ Denise Thompson, Slidell
"I know of no better program for actors on the Gulf Coast, Veleka. Keep up the great work! Louisiana needs to mandate the use of local talent, and YOU are improving that pool of talent!"
~ John Joly, New Orleans
"Thank you, Veleka, it was really fun. I'm looking forward to next week."
~ Wade Kerr, Covington
➤ You can do this, too! E-mail Veleka Gray at TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com now for how you can register for this extraordinary course and train with the top acting coach in the South.
You'll be glad you did!
★ INSTRUCTOR / PRODUCER ★
Veleka Gray is an award-winning producer, screenwriter, director, actress, and acting coach.
She is a member of Women in Film and Television and of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences where she has been a finalist judge for the national Emmy Awards for over twenty years.
As an actress, Miss Gray shared the stage or screen with scores of luminaries, including Sigourney Weaver, Ted Danson, Dana Delany, Elliot Gould, and Jobeth Williams. In the fifteen years she reigned as one of the brightest stars on daytime television she had more contract roles than any other actor in history on such shows as The Young & The Restless and As the World Turns.
Miss Gray has been coaching actors for the past twenty years in New York, San Francisco, at the College of DuPage in Chicago, and, since 2000, all over Louisiana. In addition to the classes she teaches weekly in Metairie, Baton Rouge, and Covington, she brings her coaching to Lafayette, Shreveport, Monroe, and Alexandria, Louisiana, and to Hattiesburg and Jackson, Mississippi.
She is currently in post-production for her sixth film, a SAG New Media feature titled Blood Relatives, and in pre-production for her seventh film, Double Deception. Her SAG pilot titled Making The Grade that she wrote and directed was screened at last year's Mississippi International Film Festival.
She is a member of Mensa and was inducted into the Louisiana Hall of Fame in 2004.
Text or call me at 504-812-3379 or e-mail TheActorsAlliance@gmail.com for information on how you can get started today.
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence is therefore not an act but a habit." -- Aristotle
"I will prepare, and someday my chance will come." -- Abraham Lincoln
"Great acting is a science...
Learn how at The Actors Alliance"