The Acting Corps, a school endorsed by Oscar winner Sydney Pollack as well as Rainn Wilson of The Office, takes a modern approach to acting instruction. In classes with an average of 16 students, creativity flows unimpeded and students overhear the whispered names of Hollywood’s best agents quite clearly. Actors with MFA degrees lead programs that help acting students find an authentic style, and also pilot advanced classes with mock auditions that challenge experienced actors. Four- or six-week acting boot camps incorporate aspects of the Meisner technique and the Michael Chekhov technique. In classes engineered for international acting students, teachers elucidate methods for developing a convincing American accent or faking a convincing cheeseburger craving.
For more than 35 years, the experts at International Auto Radio have been souping up and stylizing cars with top of the line electronics and security enhancements. Technicians collaborate with customers to create customized sound systems for boats, video entertainment for an RV, or a car navigation system that drives you straight to the nearest donuts. The techs can also transform trunk space into wall-to-wall speaker systems, install fuchsia under-lighting for a Spyder motorcycle, or plug in high-resolution digital screens in the backseat of sedans. To amp up security, staffers can also install systems from ScyTek Electronics that beam signals directly to a driver’s smartphone.
ScoreBig.com gives you the chance to name your own price and score tickets guaranteed to be 10%–60% less than typical box-office prices. Honored in 2011 as one of America's Most Promising Companies by Forbes, ScoreBig presents an interactive platform on which to browse, search for, and discover upcoming events in the surrounding region.
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For more than 20 years, Dov Simens has been taking the film world by storm. He has lectured on the campuses of esteemed institutions such as UCLA, USC, and NYU, working with students including Quentin Tarantino, Guy Ritchie, Will Smith, and Queen Latifah in the process. To share his success with others, he's condensed his decades of knowledge into a range of Hollywood-centric courses, including his signature Two-Day Film School and One-Day Film School. The classes cover the essentials of the biz, including topics such as screenwriting, budgeting, financing, raising money, producing, and how to make your film whether your budget is $5,000 or $10 million. He also offers postproduction education in areas such as navigating festivals, marketing, and distribution.
Jackalope's buyers travel the world to curate an exotic collection of home and garden accessories, filling their boutique with ornamentations from Asia, Mexico, and towns across the globe. The eclectic décor, which has been featured on HGTV's The Outdoor Room, spills out from the multicolored store into a peaceful outdoor oasis teeming with intricate pottery, stone statues, and dulcet wind chimes. Fountains gurgle as eyes take in the sun-soaked scene of vividly colored pots, sculptures, and gleeful Buddha figurines that counsel garden gnomes on how to achieve enlightenment.