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2019 NIFF HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FROM OCT. 16 - 19
The 5th annual Niff Houston International Film Festival, founded and organized by Next Actor Studio in 2015 to celebrate independent international cinema with our alum, Houston cinephiles and filmmakers around the globe, will take off on October 16 at River Oaks Theatre, with the opening night film TALK, directed by Romuald Boulanger, and starring William Baldwin, Vanessa Guide and Tom Hudson. For a complete line-up and schedule, visit www.niffhouston.org.
 


 
6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE DROPS TRAILER
Next Actor Studio's last feature film 6 Rounds of Chloe, starring Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actor Eric Roberts, and Star Trek Voyager actress Kamala Lopez, including Next Actor Alum Alexandra Goel in the role of Chloe, has just dropped a teaser. 
The film is written and directed by Next Actor Studio co-founder and Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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NEXT ACTOR INSTRUCTOR IN NINTENDO GAME BOY GAME
Next Actor Studio Instructor  JACOB REYNOLDS, who plays the lead role of Gummo in director Harmony Korine's cult classic Gummo, will now be seen in the nintendo game boy game version of the movie.
Jacob, who is originally from New York, was only 11 when he was cast as Gummo. He joined our Houston studio in 2006 and currently teaches the voice acting class, as well as adults and teens acting classes.
His other credentials include several commercials and leading role in the movie Road to Wellville, starring Anthony Hopkins.
 


 
ACTRESS AND NEUROSCIENTIST FABIOLA IN WEBSERIES
We are so very proud of our Stanislavski and Voice acting alum FABIOLA ANDUJAR who has been traveling every week from Houston to Austin to shoot the web series Skam, driving back at night and attending acting classes in the morning.
By profession, Fabiola is a neuroscientist at Baylor School of Medicine, by passion an actress.
Fabiola recently got accepted into the summer acting program at Yale University and will be spending a lot of time learning and honing her craft from some more of the best in the industry.
Watch SKAM on facebook and encourage independent art.
 


 
NEXT ACTOR FILM ACTRESS & ASSOCIATE PRODUCER ON CNN
Catch Actress and associate producer of our film 6 Rounds of Chloe, KAMALA LOPEZ on CNN as she speaks from Virigina, about ratifying ERA and continues her tireless fight to change constitution in favor of women's rights. She has earlier spoken at the United Nations about her documentary Equal Means Equal.
Kamala, a graduate of Yale, whose movie credentials include I <3 Huckabees, Star Trek Voyager etc. will soon be seen as Stella Gupta in the feature 6 Rounds of Chloe, written and directed by our co-founder and instructor Trisha Ray, also starring Eric Roberts.
ANOTHER NEXT ACTOR FILM RELEASES ON PRIME  
Next Actor Studio ends 2018 in a creative note with the Amazon Prime release of the LOL comedy A Curry on an American Plate, from writer-director San Banarje and starring NBA icon and actor Rick Fox (Greenleaf), Charlie O'Connell (Dude where's my car), Disney actress Andrea Guasch (Submergence), and our own Next Actor Alum and co-producer Bud Patel. Don't miss.
OSCAR NOMINEE ERIC ROBERTS WRAPS HIS SHOOT IN HOUSTON 
We are extremely honored to announce that Oscar-nominated and three times Golden Globe nominated iconic actor Mr. ERIC ROBERTS is in the cast of our current production 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE, written and directed by Next Actor Studio's Stanislavski instructor Trisha Ray.
An actor since his early years, Eric Roberts has his entire family in film business, including daughter Emma Roberts, sister Julia Roberts and wife Eliza Roberts. Eric wrapped his shoot in April and we hope to see him again at the premiere. 
2018 NIFF HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL  
2018 Niff Houston International Film Festival, organized by Next Actor Studio, turned into a beautiful 4-day event for the attending filmmakers from different places and our vibrant alum.
This year, Niff saw an increased number of foreign cinema, from Bulgaria, China, England, Ehiopia, France, Germany, Japan etc. Many directors attended from different places and answered Questions from the audience, mainly consisting of our movie buff students.
We are looking forward to 2019 Niff Houston and hope you can be with us next year, if you missed it this year.
 


 
HOLLYWOOD ACTRESS, PRODUCER & U.N. SPEAKER JOINS OUR UPCOMING FILM 
We are very excited to announce that auteur KAMALA LOPEZ, whose movie credentials include I <3 Huckabees, 24, The Burning Season etc., was recently in Houston to shoot our new feature 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE as an ACTRESS and ASSOCIATE PRODUCER.  Ms. Lopez plays the role of Stella, a loud, alcholic aunt of Chloe, played by alum Alexandra Goel.
Ms. Lopez is not only a revered actress and former writing and producing partner of Ben Affleck, she is also a documentary filmmaker and an activist, who has been a speaker at the United Nations.
Below, you can watch her speak at the U.N. about her documentary Equal means Equal in which she analyzed the systemic inequalities that women have been subjected to across multiple lens – domestic violence, rape, the pay gap, rates of incarceration etc.


 
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.
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.
NEXT ACTOR FILM ON DEBORAH 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 Deborah Duncan on 'Great Day Houston' by clicking here.
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
ALUM 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.
"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 mornings, and Monday evenings for Beginner Adults. Non-Beginner Students can benefit from our Saturday and Sunday afternoon or Thursday evening on-camera method-acting classes, while masters students can join our Wednesday night classes. Click for full schedule of our acting school calendar in Houston. 

Stanislavski Method Classes for All Levels

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops for Film and TV are available on Mondays, Fridays & Saturdays for beginners, Thursdays, Sundays 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 will return on Saturdays at 3:30 - 5PM. Email or Call 713 532 2867 for details.  Teens & Pre-Teens' Acting Classes will be held on Saturdays from 5:15 - 7. Advanced Teens are eligible for certain classes with Adults. Click for full schedule.

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Every Friday 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

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