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Thursday Scene Study Acting Workshop for Film and Television
Scene Study for Film and Television, Acting Workshop for all skill levels Every Thursday, located at: Peter Valentino Productions, 534 North Orange Drive, Los Angeles (Hollywood), 90036 [masked] Class is $10 for first time audit, 2 for 1 audit special ($5 each)! $30 per class thereafter Peter Valentino Acting Studio Website ( Event Description Film Scene Study Workshop, with Peter Valentino. This acting workshop is for people interested in being in the industry and taking their acting to the next level. Our workshop: Each actor performs two or three times in class. We supply sides (scripts) from film and television. Scenes are started from cold readings between two actors. The instructor will break down and direct the scene in terms of how it will be shot. We will work on constructing the character and emotions and analyzing the script. The scene is then run again with the new direction. Two actors from class, David Austin Veal and Emmanuel Fortune, in a scene from Glengarry Glen Ross. Shot at Peter Valentino Productions in the Saturday Hollywood Indie Filmmakers Workshop. *FYI: Parking is below Rosewood on Orange Dr or Other close by streets *Watch-out for signs that say 2 hours

Peter Valentino Productions

534 North Orange Drive · Los Angeles (Hollywood), CA


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Film Acting Class for all levels

Saturdays, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM, Thursdays 7 PM - 10 PM --- Tuesdays Complete On-Camera Course 7-10 PM

Located at: Peter Valentino Productions, 534 North Orange Dr., Los Angeles (Hollywood), 90036


$120 for four weeks, $40 for an individual class, $10 audit (observation and partial participation)

Come explore the Art of film acting with instructor Peter Valentino. This 3-hour weekly workshop provides an opportunity for aspiring and working Actors to hone their skills and their ability to get booked. This requires enhancing the Imagination and learning to immerse yourself fully in the world of the character. Instruction is based on the work of Stanislavsky, Stella Adler and Uta Hagen, with some Meisner and other New York teachers thrown in the brew. This is mixed with learning essential Improv skills, which can be used for the creation of drama as well as for comedy. Class begins with some improvisation exercises which encourage actors to work together in a supportive ensemble. We also cover cold reading, scene study, and monologues. Students learn through on-stage performance as well as through observing the work of others.

Cold reading is an essential skill to master for auditions. In cold reading practice, actors learn to make immediate choices about their character, and to fully engage with their scene partner and to develop relationship.

Scene study is the main portion of our training. In class, students perform with a scene partner. Our abundant scripts (sides) are mostly 2-person scenes from film or television. Original scripts are also available. Students are encouraged to work on their scene together outside of class, in whatever way possible and to bring it back with the instructor’s comments embodied. Once the scene is polished, we will often film it. This provides experience being on-camera and working with a crew.

Scripts for scene study are provided in class, but students are also welcome to bring in scripts they wish to work on.

Monologues can serve as focused individual practice. You will be developing a character and inventing the person they are speaking to. Monologues are sometimes used in the auditioning process to see how deep the actor can go with a memorized, polished piece. Every actor in class is encouraged to develop at least one monologue that can be polished and kept in their repertoire for auditions.

We have a book full of monologues.

Plus: We have Audition Training, On-Camera

Peter Valentino has been a working actor, instructor of acting and music, writer, director, and producer for over 20 years. Because of having shot extensively with actors, Valentino has the Director's eye when he is looking at your work. Peter began his professional training in Los Angeles with Donald Petrie (Director of Miss Congeniality, Grumpy Old Men, and many others), and with Barry Pearl (from the movie Grease).

In New York City, Valentino was educated in the New York style of Acting, which included very deep forays into the world of Stanislavsky, and the people he influenced: Adler, Meisner, Strasberg, and Uta Hagen. Additionally, Peter was a member of the improv group “The Flying Monkeys,” which performed frequently at the famous “Don't Tell Mama’s” in Manhattan.

Valentino has owned and operated two working theaters, in Las Vegas and in Hollywood, where he performed, directed and taught. Currently, The Peter Valentino Acting Studio has an awesome teaching space plus numerous great locations where we shoot shorts, feature films and create Actor Demo Reels for our students.

For more information, you can always contact Peter by phone or text at: 323-867-7973.

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