Signature service: Stage combat and stunt fighting
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Average Duration of Services: 30?60 minutes
Pro Tip: Come ready to learn the magic of combat for Hollywood and Broadway fight scenes.
The 2010 Nickelodeon Parents' Pick for best New York City acting school, The Arts Effect activates young actors with classes and camps rooted in method acting and a fun, encouraging environment. Much like speaking to a jury, classes challenge kids to use real-life experiences, textual analysis, and a lawyer to bring authenticity to their performances.
In print and online, Back Stage aims to organize a flood of information on casting calls, audition advice, and breaking industry news into a resource both aspiring and working actors can turn to daily. Tips on snagging representation, choosing headshots, and managing on-set frustration all help subscribers make the most of thousands of entertainment job listings for roles in commercials, films, and major state senates. In major cities around the country, Actorfest delivers its advice and opportunities in the flesh via intensive workshops, casting calls, and meetings with industry pros.
The Manhattan Comedy School's elite instructors have worked with such behemoths of the humor world as Jay Leno, Conan O'Brien, and David Letterman. This 90-minute workshop introduces nascent entertainers to the basics of stand-up comedy, including key principles, joke writing, and airline-food observation fundamentals. The course, which has been endorsed by bigwigs of witticism including Lewis Black and Jim Gaffigan, also covers techniques for pitching your act and getting onstage in New York. Session speakers, subject to change, are slated to include Chuck Nice, who has appeared on the Today Show and Morning Joe; Cory Kahaney, who has appeared on HBO and Late Show with David Letterman; Harrison Greenbaum, one of Comedy Central’s 2010 Comics to Watch; and Karen Bergreen, a published author who has appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Speakers may be subject to change.
Hosting for ESPN. Starring in national commercials. Modeling for magazine covers and print ads. Having done it all herself, Mari White knows what it takes to make it as a model and entertainer in New York. At Mari Models, she shares her knowledge with kids and teens who have similar aspirations. Alongside other instructors who are also working models, she leads summer camps and workshops that cover auditions and casting, runway technique, health and nutrition, and confident self-presentation.