REAL WORLD FILM/TV Training for Actors that want to BOOK MORE WORK.
SF Actors Workshop
535 Sylvan Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066
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DISCOVER THE SECRETS OF GREAT ACTING FROM A WORKING PROFESSIONAL NOMINATED ALONGSIDE ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEES.
"Giovannie demonstrates a profound knowledge of both drama/acting and the industry... she is patient and direct, nurturing and demanding. Her interactions bring out the students best efforts and helps them develop professional attitudes which promote self-motivation and self-confidence."
- Mary Ellen Davis*
grandmother of Morgan Richardson & Damien Davis (booked supporting roles in the feature film, THE STEPPES)
*Former Dean of the Presidio Hill School
Celeste J., Stars Agency
"My daughter LOVES and looks forward to acting classes taught by Giovannie. Giovannie 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. Giovannie's private lessons have also been incredibly helpful right before an audition. My daughter's manager stated, "I love what Giovannie is doing with C. I'm most pleased!!". I am so happy to have found a quality acting class for my daughter!"
Julie A. ,
mom of Celeste J.
CHANGE YOUR CAREER IN 180 DAYS...
Are you feeling stuck? Don't know what the next step is to get from where you are to where you want to be?
While the rest of the actors out there sit around and wait for their phone to ring, we proactive alchemists are quietly re-engineering our strategies, and getting better at commercials and film/tv roles. We’re booking work because we’re focusing on the core essentials - being really amazing auditioners (acting at your BEST where it counts the most), and constantly working the business side of show business!
When a top performer is coached, they keep improving. When you have a competent coach with a supportive outside perspective you can make very rapid improvements in how you do almost anything. You'll learn from my successes and failures of countless auditions what works and what doesn't....it can save you years of trial and error.
Coaching students have made RAPID improvements in their careers within 6 months...booking first agents, several films, meeting casting directors - if they can do it, so can you!
Email me for application and availability.
4 two hour Intensive Audition Technique and Scene Study Class with Giovannie Espiritu
Lets cut to the chase. We need to know how to audition well in order to get the job. Learn how to de-code the audition sides, how to make a commericial audition pop, and tips and tricks to win over the room during the audition.
Students also learn about objectives and purpose, imaginary circumstances, and personalization through exercises and scene work. Students will hone their skills using professional scripts to work on improvisation, group scenes and monologue work, cold reading skills, & auditioning techniques. Most classes include improvisation and warm ups, commercial copy reads, as well film and tv scene work catered to the individual.
Includes 4 two hour Intensive Audition Technique and Scene Study Class, plus a monthly 30 minute personal telephone Business Strategy Session with Giovannie Espiritu
This comprehensive program can help any actor, in whatever stage of the game. Not only will you discover the secrets of great acting and auditions, but you'll have the opportunity to get "up close and personal" about the challenges you face and you will get the kind of help that only Giovannie can give you. Then we'll follow up by email.
Seasoned actors can opt for the Strategy Session Membership Only.
The Business of the Acting Industry
A successful actor has both great acting chops and business savvy.
- How to determine your "type"
- Where to find jobs if you don't have an agent
- Different ways to get an agent
- What casting directors expect from you
- What makes a good headshot
- The differences between an agent, manager, director and casting director
- How to market yourself
An agent only gets 10% of the commission because he or she only does 10% of the work - you do 90%!
From headshots to unions to agencies and everything in between, you can pick my brain about how I went from uber green to booking Primetime shows within 2 years, and what I continually do to keep myself on the cutting edge.
Payments/Deposits can be made via PayPal.
VISA and MC accepted through PayPal.
Students will receive email confirmation upon registration.
RAYNA SHEFTMAN, JE Talent
FILMS: TO KILL A DEMON, ARACELLI ELECTRIC, screen tested for BEN STILLER'S "LITTLE FOCKERS" all expenses paid!
"When our daughter Rayna began taking acting classes more than a year ago, my wife and I knew that the coach we entrusted her development to would make all the world of difference. No one has proven that more than Giovannie Espiritu. Giovannie shows us at every class her teaching skill. But even more important, Giovannie shines not only because of what she knows but because of who she is—a genuinely spirited, unpretentious, playful, creative, fun-loving, and caring person. Exactly the kind of person who young child actors need to study with.
Giovannie has that magical ability to relate and connect with children. She knows how to speak to them at their level. She knows how to encourage them to reflect upon their experiences and to draw upon their imaginations and emotions. She knows how to ignite their enthusiasm and energy. And she knows when to nudge them to do a little more than what they think they are capable of."
David & Lisa Sheftman
Athena Campbell, FORD Models
"Giovannie Espiritu is the best thing since sliced bread for my daughter's acting career! We had gone to interviews with LA agents before taking knowing about her classes, and they all said Athena wasn't ready: she was too shy and quiet and she wouldn't be able to compete with the LA kids that have been in the acting business for years. In less than 6 months of classes, Giovannie brought out Athena's natural talents and abilities and replaced the shyness with bold confidence and sincerity. Agents and managers we had met with prior were so impressed with her transformation that they're lining up to sign her on! Thank you Giovannie - we couldn't have done it without you."
FILMS: THE TALE OF LUX (LEAD)
TV: MAALAALA MO KAYA (TFC Netwrok), Guest Star
"I have nothing but good things and good vibes from Giovannie's teaching and coaching. My daughter, who is 8, has been taking Giovannie's acting class since June of this year (2009). On our second week of class "Gio" recommended my daughter for a role in a TV Movie for The Filipino Channel and got the part. But the great thing about her is her energy and passion for what she does - that is, act and teach. She is down to earth, experienced and dedicated. Not only that, she is patient with how the kids take or not take her direction and pushes them to their abilities. We are so lucky to have found Giovannie after months of looking and interviewing other teachers."
Celeste Friedman, mother.
STARS, the Agency
FILMS: DEAD END
SF Actors Workshop
535 Sylvan Ave
San Bruno, CA 94066