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NEXT ACTOR TV SERIES ORPHAN TRAIN WRAPPED
Next Actor Studio and Boat Angel Family Films' TV Show Orphan Train has wrapped its Season 1. The season, shot in August and September, was written by Brian Stewart of Arizona and directed by Trisha Ray of Texas with a cast filled by Next Actor Students of all different ages. We are trying to premiere the pilot episode at the upcoming NiFF Houston International Film Festival on Oct 12-16. Stay tuned. 
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 watch it here.
NEXT ACTOR FILM SEX, MARRIAGE, INFIDELITY IS NOW RELEASED
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.
TEEN STANISLAVSKI METHOD STUDENT CHRISTIAN BAGS TWO ROLES
Next Actor Stanislavski Method Student Christian Bhalla, who made his feature film debut as a lead with Hollywood star & Lakers' Rick Fox (in picture) in 2015 is now cast in the new series Orphan Train based on the film of the same name. Christian started as a pre-teen student about 5 years back and his talent and dedication got him approved to the Stanislavski Classes where he continued to get challenged with intense, cerebral scripts. He is also cast in the upcoming feature 6 Rounds of Chloe, to be directed by his Orphan Train director and instructor Trisha Ray. 
   
NAS ALUM MONICA MANSY STUNS IN HER 1930 LOOK
Congratulations to Stanislavski Method Acting Student MONICA MANSY on successfully booking an important role in a documentary, that explores the life of a historical figure of USA in 1930. Monica started taking classes in 2015 and joined the team of the Next Actor Film Orphan Train soon after. Shot in Dallas, this documentary will air in October. We are eagerly waiting to cheer for her. Stay tuned. 
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.
WEEKLY ACTING SESSION FOR KIDS, TEENS & PRE-TEENS 
 We hold weekly on-camera classes for kids, pre-teens and teens, who wish to participate in an exciting program, learning the various aspects of on-camera acting while having fun creating characters through exercises. Blocking and disblocking, movements and stillness, different methods, improvisation exercises, audition techniques and much more. Teens/Pre-teens classes are held on Saturdays from 5 - 7 PM (regular). Experiences teens are eligible to join adult classes on Saturdays @ 11 AM - 1 PM. Kids classes are held on Fridays at 5 - 6:30 PM and Saturdays 3:30 - 5 PM. Enrollment ongoing.  Register Online.
NOW CASTING FOR NEW NEXT ACTOR FILM 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE
New drama from Next Actor Studio and Lake Camp Productions, titled 6 Rounds Of Chloë stars Olivia Mayron-Mort in the debuting role of Chloë. Olivia was born and raised on the sets, with her Emmy winning Hollywood parents who created Will and Grace, Roseanne, wrote and directed Nina (Zoe Saldana), The Brave One (Jodie Foster), Mean Girls 2, 30-Something etc. Click here for Casting breakdown and submission guidelines. NAS students can pick up sides from class.
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
STUDENT ALEXANDRA CADENA TO DIRECT MUSICAL IN NEW YORK
We are very excited for our Stanislavski student ALEXANDRA CADENA who is all set to direct an original musical UNDER at the New York International Fringe Festival. A junior at Yale University, Alex is currently majoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Theatre Studies. Under will be playing at NYC's Theatre 80 ‬ in August, 2015. Tickets go live on July 17th. For more details, visit http://www.under-a-new-musical.com. ‪
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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Stanislavski Method Classes now Available for Advanced Teens & Adults

 

Stanislavski Method Acting Workshops are available on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights and Saturday daytime. Advanced Teen students are eligible for the Method Class with prior approval. Click for Info on Method Acting.  Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Levels for film, TV and stage.
 

 

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

 

Kids' Acting Classes are held every Friday at 5 - 6:30 PM and Saturday at 3:30 - 5 PM . Teens & Pre-Teens' Acting Classes are held on Saturday evenings from 5 - 7 PM. Advanced Teens are eligible for certain classes with Adults.  Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

On-Camera Basic and Intermediate Acting Classes for Adults

 

On-Camera Acting Classes in Houston for Adults are held on Saturdays and weekday evenings for five weeks. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

Voice and Accent Modification Classes

 

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.

 

Screenwriting Classes

 

With our students selling their screenplays and winning awards, we teach visual writing so you can learn to write a script from scratch and understand how to build characters and dialogues. Click for full schedule and curriculum.

 

Filmmaking Classes Return

 

Filmmaking Classes will start back on Thursdays at the studio where students will be able to work creatively with visual art. Email for details at nextactorstudio@gmail.com. One-on-one and group classes available.  Click for Info

 

Editing Classes

 

5-week basic final cut pro classes. Should be scheduled before registering for it.

 


           

 

 

 

 

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