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STUDENT ALEXANDRA CADENA TO DIRECT MUSICAL IN NEW YORK
We are very excited for our Stanislavski student ALEXANDRA CADENA who is all set to direct an original musical UNDER at the New York International Fringe Festival. A junior at Yale University, Alex is currently majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Theatre Studies. Under will be playing at NYC's Theatre 80 ‬ in August, 2015. Tickets go live on July 17th. For more details, visit http://www.under-a-new-musical.com. ‪
NEXT ACTOR STUDENT ELISE MARTIN IN THE SPOTLIGHT
We are very proud of our student ELISE MARTIN whose debut film The Shadow Behind You premieres as the opening night feature on October 14 at the 2015 NiFF Houston International Film Festival.  Born in France where her father was working in immunology and medicine, Elise is fluent in French, English and Spanish. Since joining Next Actor Studio in 2012, Elise has been cast in several Independent shorts and features. Besides acting, Elise is also passionate about music and in May, 2015, she debuted as an opera singer in a very well-received recital of Il Turco in Italia.
NEW NEXT ACTOR FILM IN PRODUCTION
New drama from Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions, titled 6 Rounds Of Chloe stars Olivia Mayron Mort in the debuting role of Chloe, a lonely teenager whose father is going through chemotherapy. Olivia was born and raised on the sets, with her Emmy winning parents who created Will and Grace, Roseanne, wrote The Brave One (Jodie Foster), directed Nina (Zoe Saldana), Mean Girls 2, 30-Something etc. The film is written by Next Actor Studio's Trisha Ray who is attached as the director as well. The film is set for shoot in August.
NEXT ACTOR FILM TO PREMIERE AT FILM FESTIVAL
Next Actor Psychological thriller The Shadow Behind You will premiere at the 2015 NiFF Houston International Film Festival alongside a fantastic line-up of shorts, features and documentaries from around the world. This grisly local film was shot in Houston, Galveston and Conroe, Texas with all Next Actor Students, Sean Vida, Derek Gaskamp, Jasmine Darby, Elise Martin, Thiago Paes, Evelynn Lomako, Katia - most of them facing the camera for the first time. Click for the trailer.
ALUMNUS RICHARD FINGER'S FILM TO CLOSE HOUSTON FESTIVAL
Next Actor Student and Huffington Post contributor Richard Finger will have his debut writing-directing feature film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity screened at the 2015 NIFF Houston International Film Festival, alongside eminent filmmakers from Argentina, Angola, France, Spain, Iran etc. Earlier the film received three nominations for Dramedy-Romance, Cinematography (San Banarje) and Direction (Finger) at the 2015 Bare Bones International Film Festival. Stay tuned for festival schedule and news.
CHARLIE O'CONNELL CAUGHT OFF-GUARD ON NEXT ACTOR SET
Actor Charlie O'Connell (Bachelor, Dude Where's My Car) was recently in Houston, shooting his scenes for our latest feature, when he received a big surprise on the set that caught him completely by surprise. Click here to see his reaction right after he talks about his role, acting style, preparation method for staying busy in Hollywood.
JUNIPER JUGGLES NASA AND ACTING
Next Actor Student JUNIPER JAIRALA has her acting hands full with her roles in several upcoming features of the studio. A Cornell University graduate in mechanical engineering and masters of science in aerospace engineering and bio-astronautics from Colorado, Juniper currently works for NASA as an aerospace engineer by day and a professional fire-dancer at two Houston fire troupes by night. Earlier, Juniper was cast in supporting roles in our Christian film ARTISSE and our psychological thriller THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU.
RICK FOX TRANSFORMS TO HIS CHARACTER FOR OUR NEW FILM
Actor and LA Lakers' RICK FOX brought to Houston stacks of notes for his role as Robert, a novelist who is fighting cancer in our upcoming film. Rick started building layers for his character from the time he got the script in his hand, using Stanislavski technique. Prior to shooting, the popular NBA star used the twitter as his character Robert, which confused many of his followers who could not understand that it was not Rick, but Robert tweeting.  Click to view Rick Fox talk  about preparing for the role.
HOUSTON CARDIOLOGIST AND NAFS ALUM DR. NIKAM DEBUTS IN FEATURE FILM
Next Actor Film School Student Dr. Nik Nikam has been involved in the media for a long time.  He is not only a busy cardiologist in Houston, he is also the author of three published books on health and medicine. This is the first time Dr. Nikam makes his debut in a feature film,  several years after generously opening his clinic during Christmas to shoot a scene for our 2004 short Rebecca on the Phone.
EXAMINER GIVES 3 STAR TO OUR FILM THAT WILL PREMIERE IN FESTIVAL
"This Woody Allen style comedy will make you laugh, cry, and in some cases, scream," reviews Examiner, about the feature film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity, written and directed by our screenwriting and acting student Richard Finger and starring Charlie O'Connell, Richard Finger & Brooke Pascoe.  During a packed cast and crew private screening in Houston, Houston Chronicle reviewed the film as a 'Woody Allenish comedy'.  The film, produced by Trisha Ray and San Banarje and made possible by Next Actor alumni who worked tirelessly as cast and crew in New York and Houston, will get a festival premiere in April at the Bare Bones Film and Music Festival. 
GREAT DAY HOUSTON'S DEBRA DUNCAN COVERS OUR FILM ON KHOU 11
Debra Duncan of KHOU 11's popular show 'Great Day Houston' interviews actress Caroline Tudor for her debut feature, Sex, Marriage and Infidelity, written and directed by Next Actor Studio alumnus Richard Finger and produced by Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions in 2013. Caroline was cast from our auditions in Los Angeles where she currently resides. Watch the video by clicking here.
   
CHRISTIAN FILM "ARTISSE" PREMIERES IN HOUSTON
Our Christian feature film Artisse, written by Brian Stewart, directed by Trisha Ray and starring Next Actor students Sean Vida, Zoie Steen, Gary Chisholm, Thiago Paes, Catherine Arnpriester, Sam Hoger, Dave Amyx and Derek Gaskamp premiered to a full house. The film, produced by Boat Angel Outreach, Lake Camp Productions and Next Actor Studio, was shot on locations in Houston, Conroe and Richmond, Texas. Click to read more.
   
BEN PLAYS JIMMY KIMMEL ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
Next Actor Alumnus, Instructor and Actor BEN WARNER gets a nice welcome to Los Angeles when he is cast in the ABC TV Show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as "Jimmy Kimmel." The show aired on Nov 20th. You can watch the hilarious clip here.
   
NEXT ACTOR SHORT FILM IN FESTIVAL
Next Actor Short Comedy PHYSIOTHERAPY will screen at the 2014 Gulf Coast Film Festival. The film is about a socialite whose life is altered after an accident. The film was shot in 2013 in Houston with Next Actor alumni as a prelude to the feature film THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU.  Screening is on Sept 21 at Courtyard Houston NASA/Clear Lake during the short film program.
   
GRAMMY WINNER JOINS NEXT ACTOR TEAM
Grammy winner DAVID KAHNE joins the team of our last feature SMINY as music composer. Mr Kahne won Grammy for Tony Bennett's Album of the Year and is the current personal producer of the legendary Sir Paul McCartney. He has also produced music for movies such as Vanilla Sky, The Beach, The Armstrong Lie etc.
SAM HOGER WORKS WITH AL PACINO
Next Actor Alumnus Sam Hoger, after working with acting titan Robert De Niro in the movie Grudge Match, was fortunate to work with the legendary Al Pacino. Sam will also be seen this year in two upcoming Next Actor Films - the thriller The Shadow Behind You and the Christian film Artisse.
SOPHIE SIMMONS TALKS ABOUT NEXT ACTOR FILM TO EXTRA TV
Sophie Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS and former supermodel Shannon Tweed, talks to EXTRA TV in an exclusive interview about our new Next Actor Studio comedy feature in which she acted. Click here for a preview and stay tuned for the entire interview to air soon.
SAM HOGER WORKS WITH ROBERT DE NIRO, STALLONE
Stanislavski Method Acting Alumnus SAM HOGER worked with the legendary icon and one of the greatest actors ever born, Mr. Robert De Niro on the sets of the boxing movie Grudge Match, also starring Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger and LL Cool J.  Sam himself is a Mixed Martial Arts coach and this film is right up his alley.  
"THIS MUST BE THE PLACE" DVD WITH GRANT GOODMAN
Check out Next Actor Studio Alumnus GRANT GOODMAN in This Must be the Place, out on DVD now. Grant plays Tommy and sings the title song with Academy Award winner Sean Penn under the direction of Cannes Film Festival's Palm d'or nominated Paolo Sorrentino. The movie also stars Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. If you missed the movie at the theatres, you can now catch it on DVD and support this very young and talented actor.
 
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Summer Camp for Teens and Pre-Teens

 

Summer Camp for the Young Adults will be held from Monday - Friday, June 22 - 26 @ 1 - 5 PM. The camp will focus on acting, breaking down scenes, working with voice and props, operating the camera, writing dialogues, drawing storyboards and much more. Meals will be provided. For more info, call us at 713 532 2867 or  Click here. Instructor : Jenny Gravenstein. Deadline to register : June 17

 

 

Stanislavski Method Classes now Available on Weekdays, Weeknights & Weekends

 

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops are available on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. Click for Info on Method Acting. Instructor : Trisha Ray.

 

 

On-Camera Acting Classes for Adults

 

On-Camera Acting Classes in Houston for Adults are held on Saturday mornings, Monday and Friday evenings for five weeks. Non-Beginners can benefit from our Saturday afternoon Classes or Stanislavski Method Classes. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

 

On-Camera Acting Classes for Kids & Teens/Pre-Teens

 

Kids' Acting Classes are held every Saturday at 3:30 - 5PM, Fridays at 5 - 6:30 PM . Teens & Pre-Teens' Acting Classes are held on Saturday evenings from 5 - 7 PM. Advanced Teens are eligible for certain classes with Adults. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

 

Filmmaking Classes

 

5-class session of filmmaking where you learn camera, shots, script breakdown, production design etc. Next Session starts Tuesday, Jun 9 @ 7 - 9 PM

 

Voice and Accent Modification Classes

 

Speak clearly for film, commercials, narration, voice-overs etc. Learn to work with teleprompter. Foreign students can benefit from our accent reduction classes. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

Screenwriting Classes

 

With our students selling their screenplays and winning awards, we teach visual writing so you can learn to write a script from scratch and understand how to build characters and dialogues. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

Editing Classes

 

5-week basic final cut pro classes. Should be scheduled before registering for it.

 


           

 

 

 

 

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