REAL WORLD FILM/TV Training for Actors that want to BOOK MORE WORK.
SF Actors Workshop
535 Sylvan Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
Rayna S. won BEST ACTING for her film, "Molly" at the Scary Cow Film Festival.
Olivia P. booked a national commercial for luxury brand car company (I'm no longer naming the brands due to a Non Disclosure Agreement :-) )
Blanca Isabella booked a supporting role in her first film, "Shattered."
Arec Guevarra, Vince Anthony, Nicole Massis, Michelle Massis, Annamarie Macleod, Steve Spohn, Glenn Sammon, Sari Sabella, Jose Montesinos, and soo many others for filing roles in UNLUCKY STARS. Directed by Dennis Ruel.
Aracelli Gonzales booked a PBS KIDS cooking show and can be seen on Phineas and Ferbs Game Show on the Disney Channel.
Ruth Anne A. signed with Cast Images Talent agency and ARC Talent Management (LA)
Kalon Z. signed with LOOK Talent Agency and booked a Sony Playstation 3 on camera gig, and a small part in the movie, "Touchdown."
Anna Marie MacLeod signed with MARLA DELL Agency.
CELESTE J. booked an ONStar Commericial (me tooo!!!) as well as one for Clorox! OLIVIA P. was seen for a GUEST STAR role on the new series CHASE!
DENNIS RUEL, SARI SABELLA, and JOSE MONTESINOS have lead and supporting roles in the feature film, OWNED - which screened at the New York Latino Film Festival and got first runner up for BEST DRAMA and nominated for OUTSTANDING CAST PERFORMANCE at the Action on Film Festival in Los Angeles.
CONGRATS to students (and real-life siblings) MORGAN & DAMIEN who booked supporting roles in the film, THE STEPPES
ASHLEY RUGNAO who booked the Bounty Print ad (which now can be seen in Good Housekeeping Magazine!), and MADELINE O'KENNON booked TWO Films, "Lunch Time," and "Abigail."
JAMES CHAU on set.
ATHENA CAMPBELL booked a speaking role on film, "The Suicide Consultant.
RAYNA SHEFTMAN booked film "To Kill a Demon."
DENNIS RUEL booked an MMA Game commercial for EA Games that played at the E3 Convention in Los Angeles.
ISABELLE YOUNGSON booked a commercial for Common Sense Media!
Classes are taught by Giovannie Espiritu , a seasoned, working actress who has been nominated for BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS at Methodfest alongside Academy Award Nominees Alfre Woodard, and Amy Irving. Her PRIMETIME credits include a recurring role on ER (NBC), BONES (FOX), GILMORE GIRLS (ABC), and TRAUMA (NBC). She can be seen in recent commercials for Orchard Supply Hardware and ONStar.
Combining her experience on-camera with her experience on the casting and agency side of the business, Giovannie’s classes are designed to:
Her students have worked on shows such as TRAUMA, screen tested for the Ben Stiller film, “Little Fockers,” and are represented by the top agencies in the Bay Area and Los Angeles including: JE Talent, Stars, Look, Ford, Marla Dell, Boom Models and Talent, All American Rascals, and William Morris Endeavor.
"WOW!!! What an utter delight to have the privilege to meet and teach your students. They were the consummate professionals, open to learning, willing to take risks and for me, one could see training has paid off. Each student brought their A game to the class...I was so inspired."
"My daughter LOVES and looks forward to acting classes taught by Giovannie. she knows how to bring out the best qualities in each student. As a working actor, Giovannie is willing to share her knowledge and insight into this wonderful, crazy industry. Her private lessons have also been incredibly helpful right before an audition. My daughter's manager (Page Management, Los Angeles) stated, "I love what Giovannie is doing with Celeste. I'm most pleased!" I am so happy to have found a quality acting class for my daughter!"
Julie A., mom of Celeste J. signed with Stars, the Agency and Willam Morris Endeavor, LA.
“Giovannie's coaching and guidance helped me get signed with Look Talent Agency in 2008 and she also helped me book a role on NBC's Trauma! She's both honest and professional while giving instruction and critique. Giovannie can give you the advice necessary to succeed in auditions as well as actual film/tv roles. I've learned that the audition process is a different animal than the the work you do once you get the role. Sometimes auditions will give you very little info - those running them will expect you to know what to do!
If it weren't for Gio's instruction, I wouldn't have been mentally prepared for a lot of auditions. And as much as I would like to hear "great job" every time, there is great value in having an instructor/coach who challenges you to become better than "good" - good reads are good but "great reads" get the part!!!! There are a lot of good actors out there so you need to have an edge!”
signed with Look Talent Agency
& booked the part of “Walker” on NBC’s TRAUMA
I'd like to personally Thank Giovannie Espiritu for bringing out the best in my daughter Aliyah she had an awesome month of auditions and booked the following:
Feature Film : "Love Triangle" playing Young Laurie
Web Series Film "Cars- Usual Monday Morning" Alice
Short Film "A Mother's Love" -Anna
Commercial "Tinker Bell"
Film "Shadow Love"
Giovannie brought out Aliyah's ability to act over the past four months and the casting directors are impressed with her ability to go in and out of character. Giovannie spent an entire Saturday class having the kids go over the sides for the part of the "Love Triangle" to help Aliyah with the audition and she nailed the part. The casting director looked at me with surprise and this was an awesome feeling seeing your child succeed and accomplish her goal while having fun!!
We're looking forward the future fun!.
- Sean Conley (father Aliyah, signed with Page Management & Stars)
MORE BOOKINGS / CONGRATS
Arec Guevarra, Vince Anthony, Nicole Massis, Michelle Massis, Annamarie Macleod, Steve Spohn, Glenn Sammon, Sari Sabella, Jose Montesinos, and soo many others for filing roles in UNLUCKY STARS. Directed by Dennis Ruel. (See film still and movie poster down below.
Dennis Ruel booked a national CHASE commercial.
Devyn Holt booked OLD NAVY (see her cuteness down below! middle kid)
Annamarie Macleod, Glenn Sammon, and Dominc Hammell booked the short sci-fi film, "Keeping Out the Gleesons."
Ruth Anne Ascalon for signing with ARC Talent Management in LA. Already offered a contract by The Wayne Agency in LA.
Rosie Cruz, Vince Anthony for booking LEAD roles in the feature film, "First Day of Spring"
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Celeste signed with the WILLIAM MORRIS ENDEAVOR agency in Los Angeles. She also booked a Beauty Beat voiceover and a role on Comedy Central's South Park as Kenny's younger sister Karen.
SAMANTHA F. signed with ALL AMERICAN RASCALS agency for both SF and LA representation.
MADDIE O. booked the lead role in an amazing TUNE YARDS music video.
RAYNA S. booked a supporting role in the feature film, "My Eleventh," and a voice-over for PatchaMama.
GERARDO R.booked the lead role in the feature film, "Chasing Rodriguez."
ALEXIA K. booked the film "Skinned Knees."
Courtney Haynes booked the lead role in the film, "Mary's Song."
Steve Spohn booked roles in the new series "Social Lies," and the action martial arts feature film, "Unlucky Stars."
ETHAN FARRO booked his first film, "The Grim Reality."
SF Actors Workshop
535 Sylvan Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066