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What You'll Get
Auditioning for a film role, like running for class president, requires charisma, hard work, and a willingness to brutally slander one's rivals. See your name in lights with today’s Groupon: for $75, you get four weeks of acting and auditioning technique classes at the International Academy of Film and Television in Westwood.
The International Academy of Film and Television molds the raw talent of fledgling thespians with hands-on learning techniques, and instruction from industry pros. MTV Asia VJ and acting guru Giselle Tongi shows rookies the ropes of the entertainment industry through a four-week course covering everything from screen presence to proper audition kowtows. Week one foregrounds various roles and acting styles, as pupils study scenes and learn to inhabit and ingest their characters. The second week puts that work in front of the camera, teaching filmic lessons about how to put your chin where your mouth is. Silver-screen prep continues into week three with a lecture on how to create a cohesive, jumbotron worthy demo reel. A culminating showcase featuring a flurry of filmed scene study work allows students to see their improvement straight from the Blu-ray's polyphyodontic mouth. All classes take place at the glamorously preserved Bigfoot Majestic Crest Theater in Westwood, where helpful ghosts of Hollywood yore get fresh-faced students ready for their close-ups.
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The Fine Print
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About International Academy of Film and Television
With schools on the shores of the United States, China, and the Philippines, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) works to nurture the next generation of Hollywood’s elite. The academy's hands-on training, one-on-one attention, quality gear, and focus on all aspects of the craft, from writing to directing to performing, have earned it praise from the Hollywood Reporter as one of the Best Film Schools in the World. To put these means to use, IAFT hosts programs that can lead to certification or a diploma, as well as workshops that sharpen skills or introduce beginners to the world of the silver screen.
Yet for a student few things are more important than having a stolen answer key to their finals and an influential mentor. So IAFT stocks their faculty with experienced professionals such as Frederick Bailey. Bailey has directed more than 100 stage plays in theaters across the United States and has seen more than 20 of his screenplays become movies. He also holds a recurring role on the television soap Days of Our Lives and has taught acting, directing, and screenwriting in Japan and the Philippines.