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RICK FOX - CHARLIE O'CONNELL STARRER NEXT ACTOR FILM TO OPEN IN OCTOBER AT #NIFF2017.
Next Actor Film A Curry on an American Plate, starring Rick Fox (He Got Game) and Charlie O'Connell (The Bachelor, Dude, Where's my Car), Andrea Guasch (Disney High School Musical), alongside several Next Actor Alum such as Bud Patel, Meera Nandlal, Alex Goel, Sean Vida, Paige Medina and others will screen as part of Niff Houston International Film Festival on Wed, Oct 25 @ 8pm at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema-Mason Park, Katy. The film is directed by San Banarje, written by San Banarje and Trisha Ray and produced in collaboration with KK Production. For tickets & other info, visit niffhouston.org


 
FILMMAKING, SCREENWRITING AND ACTING STUDENTS MAKE THEIR SHORT 
Next Actor Screenwriting, Filmmaking and Acting Students team up to make a short film Lucky Now as part of the school film project. Filmmaking students DENKA WANGDI, MANNY GHIDAN and MONICA MANSY are co-directing the short Lucky Now  based on a screenplay written by Denka. Monica, who is also a Stanislavski Method Acting Student stars in the film as a young mother coping with the loss of her only child. She is supported by Stanislavski Actors KELLIE HARPER HAY, JOSH RAHMAN, ANDI COOK, CINDY SERRANO and SAHRISH AGHA in various roles. Manny will be editing the film.   


 
ALEX CADENA JOINS AS KIDS & TEENS TEACHER 
We are excited to welcome our very own Stanislavski Student ALEXANDRA CADENA as the new instructor for our Kids and Teens.
Alex recently graduated from the prestigious Yale University with Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Theatre Studies and is currently doing her internship at M.D. Anderson Cancer Research Center, while continuing taking her Stanislavski Method Acting Classes in the evening at Next Actor Studio, where she has been a member for the past few years, whenever she would be in Houston on holidays.
Previously, Alex directed the musical 'Under' in New York that played at several festivals.
This year, Alex debuted as a producer in a short film titled Dream Girl, that will be screened at the upcoming 'Niff Houston International Film Festival' in October. Alex also acted in this short that was shot in New Haven with several other Yale Alumni.
There cannot be a better teacher for the kids to learn from than this bright, intelligent, energetic scientist and artist who has proper film acting training from the best film acting studio in Houston (Next Actor Studio) and theatre training from the same Ivy League school that produced Meryl Streep and Jodie Foster. 


 
CLASSES RESCHEDULED FOR HURRICANE HARVEY
Due to Hurricane Harvey, several of our classes from August 25 have been rescheduled. Please check our calendar page for the revised start dates of Sept. classes for kids, teens and screenwriting classes. Editing classes have been pushed back to October. Students who will miss the class due to evacuation or for water in their area, are able to make up on later dates. We appreciate your patience and understanding that helped us to coordinate such changes at a short notice. Please be safe and stay dry. We will continue to update our changes via twitter handle @nextactorstudio.


 
ALEXANDRA GOEL LANDS LEAD ROLE IN NEW FILM
We are very proud of our young method acting student ALEXANDRA GOEL, who has recently cleared the very tough emotional audition and booked the lead role in the SAG-AFTRA feature film 6 Rounds of Chloe where she will be seen with several named actors and stars. Principal photography begins in December. 


 
THADA CATALON TO OPEN FILM AT SAN ANTONIO FILM FESTIVAL IN AUGUST
We are extremely proud to announce that Next Actor Alum THADA CATALON will present her film Created Equal, starring none other than LaBamba Star Lou Diamond Phillips, at the upcoming San Antonio Film Festival on Saturday, August 5 @ 3:30 pm. Screening will be followed by Q and A.
Thada had started her acting career at Next Actor Studio and soon moved on to screenwriting and directed her first short "An Academic Affair" which went on to screen at many film festivals. Thada who was the first recipient of the inaugural Houston Filmmaker Grant, holds three academic degrees, including a Master of Fine Arts degree in Creative Writing from Full Sail University, a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology.
For info on tickets and the film, visit www.createdequalmovie.com.
ROMARIO SOLIS WINS BEST ACTOR AT NIFF 2017
Next Actor Stanislavski Student ROMARIO SOLIS was the best actor at the 3rd Annual Niff Houston International Film Festival in 2017, where films from all over the world were judged for the festival that takes place in Houston in October each year. Bilingual student Romario was handpicked from a beginners' class by Stanislavski Instructor Trisha Ray to audition for the lead role of David in her then casting film Orphan Train. Watching him work his scenes in class, Trisha felt he could be trusted to carry the role in Spanish, playing a Mexican orphan who stands up against the unjust Yatze (San Banarje). Out of several experienced actors who auditioned for the part, Romario, who had never acted before, was chosen to carry the film alongside a big star Mahie Gill and be part of location shoots that sprawled across Texas. While editing, the producers decided to make a series out of the film and the role of David was extended and Romario proved his dedication and commitment to the project by giving another good performance. Currently Romario is finishing Orphan Train and also writing a script with his classmate Erik Foster to shoot sometime in 2017. Follow the news on our facebook and Instagram page.
JOSH RAHMAN IN NEW SHORT FILM
 Next Actor Stanislavski Student and Rice Owls Footballer JOSH RAHMAN is seen in the starring role of a soldier in the USC Short film THE ART OF WAR by Director Cal Etcheverry. Josh debuted as Navy SEAL Roberts in the Season One of Orphan Train Series. Josh is currently studying pre-med at Rice, following the footsteps of his medical parents, but his heart is in acting.  Follow this news on our facebook and Instagram page.
SCREENWRITING STUDENT WINS PLATINUM
We are excited to announce that NAS Screenwriting Student and Author ESTHER LUM won the highest award in the category, Platinum Remi for her screenplay Kidnapped in Kathmandu at the recently wrapped Worldfest Houston International Film Festival. Click here to read an excerpt of Esther's interview with Woodlands Online.
'ORPHAN TRAIN' DROPS TRAILER
Boat Angel Family Films & Next Actor Films/Lake Camp Productions' film and series Orphan Train revealed its first look to cast and crew on Tuesday, April 11. The film and series, both created by Brian Stewart, and directed by Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray, stars Mahie Gill, Andrea Guasch, San Banarje, Christian Bhalla, Zoie Steen and introduced Next Actor Students Romario Solis and Josh Rahman in lead roles. Romario received the award for best actor in 2016 Niff Houston International Film Festival.
 
NAS ALUM MEERA NANDLAL IN CW39 MORNINGS
Long time Next Actor Student MEERA NANDLAL is the new host of Channel 39's Eye Opener. Check her out @ 5 - 8 AM while she works in the studio alongside Maggie Flecknoe. Meera has previously played the role of Rani in the Next Actor Film A Curry on an American Plate that will be releasing in 2017.
ALUM MARIA SUAREZ WINS WIRED CONTEST TO MEET FAVORITES
Next Actor Alum and Space Enthusiast, actress, writer, artist MARIA SUAREZ was only 6 when she first met her favorite actor EDDIE REDMAYNE in New York and gifted him a picture with a note on the back that Redmayne received happily, saying "It's the greatest thing ever," and adding "I'm not gonna read it aloud, in case there's something personal in it." The next year, 7 year old Maria went on to win Wired UK's Hawking Competition and got a chance to meet the Oscar winning actor for the second time when she went to London to ask Prof. Stephen  Hawking a question in person. According to her grandmother, former ABC 13 journalist and producer Ms. Charlotte Aguilar,  the two encounters with the British actor motivated this extremely talented and bright kid to take up acting more seriously and she joined Next Actor Studio to guide her through this journey.  We all at the studio wish her luck and hope to see her get her break very soon. 
DISNEY STAR ANDREA GUASCH REUNITES WITH NEXT ACTOR IN SERIES
Disney Actress ANDREA GUASCH takes a selfie on the set of Boat Angel/Next Actor Series ORPHAN TRAIN as Satellite Specialist JANETTE FALLROY, a character recently created by writer Brian Stewart and directed by Trisha Ray. The Spanish-American actress, whose agent Katrina Bayonas discovered Penelope Cruz, will be seen next in Wim Wenders' Submergence, with Oscar winner Alicia Vikander and BAFTA winner James McAvoy and San Banarje's A Curry on An American Plate, starring Rick Fox and Charlie O'Connell.  
   
NAS ALUM MONICA MANSY STUNS IN 'REAGAN' TV MOVIE
Big Congratulations to Stanislavski Method Acting Student MONICA MANSY on successfully booking an important role in the docudrama Reagan: From Movie Star to President that aired on Reelz in November. For her role, Monica transformed to a 1930 look to portray the President's secretary. Monica was also recently seen as FBI Agent Melinda in the pilot episode of the Next Actor/Boat Angel series Orphan Train that premiered in October at Niff Houston.
NEXT ACTOR FILM ON DEBRA DUNCAN'S GREAT DAY HOUSTON
Next Actor Screenwriting, Directing and Acting alum Richard Finger (Forbes, Huffington Post) Alum Richard Finger's debut feature Sex, Marriage and Infidelity is now available on Amazon and iTunes. The film, produced by Next Actor Studio, Lake Camp Productions & Ariadne Films, stars a number of Hollywood celebrities such as Charlie O'Connell, Shannon Tweed, Sophie Simmons alongside Houston/NASAlum who are now LA residents such as Caroline Tudor and John-Michael Carlton among others. Check out the interview of actress Caroline Tudor with KHOU Channel 11's Debra Duncan on 'Great Day Houston' by clicking here.
NEXT ACTOR FILM THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU IS NOW RELEASED
Next Actor Feature Film The Shadow Behind You was shot in Galveston, Conroe and Houston with an entire cast of Next Actor Alum, most of who made their debut as actors. The feature is available for viewing on amazon.com. The dark, psychological thriller is not appropriate for children. You may visit the website here.
   
NEXTACTOR FILMS' LEAD ANDREA GUASCH IN WIM WENDERS FILM
After her talent was tapped in her first English language film by Next Actor Studio, A Curry on An American Plate's lead actress and Spanish Disney star Andrea Guasch gets cast in legendary director Wim Wenders' new movie SUBMERGENCE, starring 2016 Oscar winner Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl) and Golden Globe nominee James McAvoy (Atonement). We are very proud of Andrea who is a force to watch.
   
CHUCK SHOOTS HIS DEBUT SHORT FILM "BLIND"  
 Screenwriting/Filmmaking/Acting Student Chuck Cavin has started shooting his debut short Blind in Houston with our acting alum Michael Tamborello, Lara Vartivarian and Zachary Weik. The film addresses some of the current global issues and will be edited by Chuck himself who plans to take it to upcoming festivals. We cannot be more excited for our amazing students.
NIFF HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL NOW OPEN
NiFF Houston International Film Festival is now accepting submissions for its 2016 edition that will be held in a 5-day festivity at River Oaks Theatre and Next Actor Screening Room from Oct 12 - 16. Last year, the festival brought together filmmakers and producers from around the world to present their films and speak at the awards gala. Next Actor Students worked behind the scene to make this festival one to look forward to. Submission is live on filmfreeway and withoutabox, as well as Niff online at www.niffhouston.org.  
SEVERAL NEXT ACTOR STUDENTS DEBUT IN 'ORPHAN TRAIN'
Next Actor students Romario Solis, Johnny Goode, Charles Cavin and Alex Lopez do a great job in lead and supporting roles in the action-packed Christian-themed feature film Orphan Train, written by Brian Stewart (Artisse) and directed by Trisha Ray (Stanislavski Class Instructor) in Marfa, Big Bend, Galveston, Houston and Mexico.  The film's main crew also consists of Next Actor Alum. Join the film's facebook page and twitter (@otrainfilm) for updates.
2016 OSCAR NOMINATION FOR NIFF SHORT FILM LEAD BRIONNE DAVIS
Congrats to Actor Brionne Davis of the 2015 NiFF Houston International Film Festival's award-winning short Narcissist (dir. Eric Casaccio), on making it to the Oscars‬ with his starring role in the 2016 Academy Awards Nominated Film Embrace of the Serpent.
   
BEN PLAYS JIMMY KIMMEL ON JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
Next Actor Alumnus, Instructor and Actor BEN WARNER gets a nice welcome to Los Angeles when he is cast in the ABC TV Show "Jimmy Kimmel Live" as "Jimmy Kimmel." The show aired on Nov 20th. You can watch the hilarious clip here.
   
JUNIPER JUGGLES NASA AND ACTING
Next Actor Student JUNIPER JAIRALA has her acting hands full with her roles in several upcoming features of the studio. A Cornell University graduate in mechanical engineering and masters of science in aerospace engineering and bio-astronautics from Colorado, Juniper currently works for NASA as an aerospace engineer by day and a professional fire-dancer at two Houston fire troupes by night. Earlier, Juniper was cast in supporting roles in our Christian film ARTISSE and our psychological thriller THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU.  Both her films are screening at Niff Houston Int'l Film Festival on Oct 14 and 15 in Houston. Details and tickets : www.niffhouston.org
   
ALUMNUS RICHARD FINGER'S FILM TO CLOSE HOUSTON FESTIVAL
Next Actor Student and Huffington Post contributor Richard Finger will have his debut writing-directing feature film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity screened at the 2015 NIFF Houston International Film Festival, alongside eminent filmmakers from Argentina, Angola, France, Spain, Iran etc. Earlier the film received three nominations for Dramedy-Romance, Cinematography (San Banarje) and Direction (Finger) at the 2015 Bare Bones International Film Festival. Stay tuned for festival schedule and news.
CHARLIE O'CONNELL CAUGHT OFF-GUARD ON NEXT ACTOR SET
Actor Charlie O'Connell (Bachelor, Dude Where's My Car) was recently in Houston, shooting his scenes for our latest feature, when he received a big surprise on the set that caught him completely by surprise. Click here to see his reaction right after he talks about his role, acting style, preparation method for staying busy in Hollywood.
RICK FOX TRANSFORMS TO HIS CHARACTER FOR OUR NEW FILM
Actor and LA Lakers' RICK FOX brought to Houston stacks of notes for his role as Robert, a novelist who is fighting cancer in our upcoming film. Rick started building layers for his character from the time he got the script in his hand, using Stanislavski technique. Prior to shooting, the popular NBA star used the twitter as his character Robert, which confused many of his followers who could not understand that it was not Rick, but Robert tweeting.  Click to view Rick Fox talk  about preparing for the role.
EXAMINER GIVES 3 STAR TO OUR FILM THAT WILL PREMIERE IN FESTIVAL
"This Woody Allen style comedy will make you laugh, cry, and in some cases, scream," reviews Examiner, about the feature film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity, written and directed by our screenwriting and acting student Richard Finger and starring Charlie O'Connell, Richard Finger & Brooke Pascoe.  During a packed cast and crew private screening in Houston, Houston Chronicle reviewed the film as a 'Woody Allenish comedy'.  The film, produced by Trisha Ray and San Banarje and made possible by Next Actor alumni who worked tirelessly as cast and crew in New York and Houston, will get a festival premiere in April at the Bare Bones Film and Music Festival. 
NEXT ACTOR SHORT FILM IN FESTIVAL
Next Actor Short Comedy PHYSIOTHERAPY will screen at the 2014 Gulf Coast Film Festival. The film is about a socialite whose life is altered after an accident. The film was shot in 2013 in Houston with Next Actor alumni as a prelude to the feature film THE SHADOW BEHIND YOU.  Screening is on Sept 21 at Courtyard Houston NASA/Clear Lake during the short film program.
   
GRAMMY WINNER JOINS NEXT ACTOR TEAM
Grammy winner DAVID KAHNE joins the team of our last feature SMINY as music composer. Mr Kahne won Grammy for Tony Bennett's Album of the Year and is the current personal producer of the legendary Sir Paul McCartney. He has also produced music for movies such as Vanilla Sky, The Beach, The Armstrong Lie etc.
SOPHIE SIMMONS TALKS ABOUT NEXT ACTOR FILM TO EXTRA TV
Sophie Simmons, daughter of Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS and former supermodel Shannon Tweed, talks to EXTRA TV in an exclusive interview about our new Next Actor Studio comedy feature in which she acted. Click here for a preview and stay tuned for the entire interview to air soon.
"THIS MUST BE THE PLACE" DVD WITH GRANT GOODMAN
Check out Next Actor Studio Alumnus GRANT GOODMAN in This Must be the Place, out on DVD now. Grant plays Tommy and sings the title song with Academy Award winner Sean Penn under the direction of Cannes Film Festival's Palm d'or nominated Paolo Sorrentino. The movie also stars Academy Award winner Frances McDormand. If you missed the movie at the theatres, you can now catch it on DVD and support this very young and talented actor.
 
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On-Camera Beginners' and Non-Beginners' Acting Classes for Adults

On-Camera Acting Classes in Houston for Adults are held on Saturday afternoons and Monday evenings for Beginner Adults. Non-Beginner Students can benefit from our Saturday afternoon or Tuesday evening on-camera method-acting classes. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

Stanislavski Method Classes for All Levels

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops for Film and TV are available on Mondays & Saturdays for beginners, Tuesdays for intermediates and Wednesdays and Saturdays for non-beginners and intense actors.  Click for Info on Method Acting. Teenagers with intensive acting background and maturity may join this session with approval.

On-Camera Acting Classes for Kids & Teens/Pre-Teens

Kids' Acting Classes are back on Saturdays at 3:30 - 5PM. Call 713 532 2867 for details.  Teens & Pre-Teens' Acting Classes are held on Saturday evenings, from 5:15 - 7:15 PM. Advanced Teens are eligible for certain classes with Adults. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

Voice Acting Workshops

Every Friday @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM, VOICE WORKSHOPS will help students speak clearly for film, commercials, narration, voice-overs etc. Learn to work with teleprompter. Foreign students can benefit from our accent reduction classes. Click for full schedule and curriculum

Filmmaking, Editing & Screenwriting Classes for Adults and Pre-Teens/Teens

Filmmaking, Screenwriting and Editing session are offered at Next Actor Studio. Students are able to work creatively with visual art, watch movies and shoot their shorts and scenes.  Click for complete details on the program.

 

Shakespeare Acting Classes

A brand new on-camera Shakespeare Acting Class starts on Tuesdays at our Houston studio. Learn to deliver soliloquis and work with the through line of action of scenes and plays, while understanding movement, gestures, intentions and voice, Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 
 

 

 
 


           

 

 

 

 

 

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