The Business of The Business
This class is a must, taught by Christy St. John. This 2 day over 2 weeks course focuses on how to get jobs and make money acting. It is not an acting course, but focuses on the business side of The Business in the digital age.. Contact us for dates on the next session.
Week 1: Headshots and Reel – Are your materials working for you? I’ll go through my materials, teach you how to prep for headshot sessions, and show you how to cut your materials together to form a reel that gets you in the room. Then, as a class, we’ll go through and look at your materials and discuss how they’re working for your. Bring your headshots and reel (whatever you have, an Actor’s Access resume is perfect).
Week 2: Auditions, Representation, and Being Professional – The secret to getting good representation is doing great work over time. Past that, I’ll talk you through communication with CD’s and reps, what tools you’ll need for the business side, and how to be your own best agent.
About Christy: I’ve been a recurring on Days of Our Lives & Seal Team, a guest star on NCIS, and a Co-Star on CSI: Vegas, The Sex Lives of College Girls, NCIS: Los Angeles and Blindspotting. Trust me, I know how to get in the room. I studied Mechanical Engineering in college which means I take a very technical and practical approach to the business of acting. In my 10 years as a professional actor in LA I’ve booked over 300 acting jobs, been flown all over the world (including Thailand) to act, and got reps that I love who get me out multiple times a week. If this sounds like where you want to be but you’re just not getting out as much as you think you should, this course is for you.
WHEN: Thursday Nights 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
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Auditions are held most Saturday mornings from 10 – 11:30 AM. Bring in a monologue to perform for the RD Studios staff and learn more about our classes and community.
This studio is for the serious, dedicated and career-minded actor. Anything less is just a hobby!
6 week On Camera Audition Class
This introductory course distills Robert’s acting philosophy and is the perfect introduction to the studio. Taught by Robert, you’ll learn on-camera audition techniques perfect for serious career minded actors who wants to book more on-camera roles. Do you know how you are perceived on camera? If you don’t, you better learn. Most actors see themselves as they wish they were; the industry sees you as you are. Know the difference!
$550 *A non-refundable deposit of $275 upon enrollment.
This dynamic and thorough weekly scene study class is the core technique of Robert’s acting training. We stress “real things happening to real people” which is what LA casting directors are looking for. You’ll work every single class and develop professional work habits. This class stresses personal attention given to each student to help them grow and is for the serious actor looking to get to the next level.
Ongoing On Camera Audition Class
Ace your self tape game with this weekly on-camera course. The ongoing on-camera class is taught by Robert D’Avanzo and is an invitation only class after completing the 6-week On-Camera Audition Class.
The Business of The Business
It’s called show BUSINESS for a reason. This class teaches important aspects (headshots, reels, representation, professionalism, etc.) about the business end of this wildly competitive industry. It is not an acting course, but invaluable info for marketing yourself in the digital age. We’ll go through your materials and talk about whether or not they’re working for you. In addition, you’ll get actionable steps to take control of your career.