Actors often draw emotions from real-life experiences, whether it's grief from the death of a childhood pet or joy from watching two dogs kiss. Dig deep with this Groupon.
$99 for a One-Day Movie Star Workshop on Saturday, June 22 ($200 Value)
During the Movie Star workshop, kids get to experience the life of a movie star. Students learn acting skills from a Hollywood production crew while soaking up the knowledge to rehearse and film their own production. Afterward, they strut down the red carpet at their private movie premiere and watch their production with friends and family.
The workshops run 9 a.m.–4 p.m., with the premiere at 7 p.m., for two separate age groups: kids 6–9 and kids 10–17.
The door of the limousine opens and flash bulbs burst in a thunderstorm of press and paparazzi. The crowd shoulders each other behind velvet ropes, craning their necks to catch a glimpse of the diamond-studded star at the head of the red carpet. When the sea of people parts, a self-assured third-grader is revealed as she greets her fawning public.
Popcorn Media gives kids the chance to experience strutting down the red carpet during their Movie Star workshops and weeklong camps. Attendees soak up the secrets of screen acting from a director who works with Disney and Nickelodeon studios while producing their own unique work. They oversee each production element that goes into a film's creation, from lighting and filming to rehearsing and giving their parents an autograph. At the end of each session, kids attend a red-carpet premier of their work amid the applause of friends and family.