Next Actor Studio






  "No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does,
straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.
" - Ingmar Bergman

Since 2003, Next Actor Films, a SAG signatory company, has been training students of all ages through our training division Next Actor Studio.

It is the only Studio in Texas that teaches Stanislavski Method Acting to adults and teens of different levels, has a solid behind-the-scene training program for filmmaking, screenwriting and editing students, a film production company that allows our students to have a worldwide exposure if cast, and a vibrant international film festival that takes place each October - Niff Houston.

In 2018 itself, we had several movies released on Amazon Prime, and we saw the production of a SAG-AFTRA feature starring Eric Roberts and Kamala Lopez that got completed in 2019. In 2020, a TV series RECAST is being cast and shot.

During Covid19, when everything was shut down, our talented and dedicated students did not stop practicing. They chose to participate in self-tape challenge, while staying home and recording their performances, which are available on our social media and website to be viewed.

Several Next Actor Students have started their acting career by being cast in our shorts and features, that have opened in international film festivals such as Cannes, SXSW, Sundance and National platforms like the Museum of Modern Arts (Moma) and released worldwide via Amazon Prime and Netflix. Acting classes for Adults in Houston Film and TV Acting workshop for adults in Houston

Most importantly, this is the only studio in Houston that aims at enriching our students' vocabulary by tirelessly exposing them to the great works of cinema arts by legendary directors such as Bergman, Kieslowski, Truffaut, Antonioni, Fellini, Fassbender, Ray, Kurosawa and more contemporary like Lanthimos, Farhadi, Jarmusch, Linklater and others.


BEGINNERS :  Students who have zero to very limited experience on-camera, and/or no film acting training.
Class entails Understanding the dos and donts of on-camera acting, technical aspect of film and TV acting,  Audition Techniques, Improvisation, Scene and Monologue Study etc. Students learn to breakdown the script, understand pauses and beats, voice inflections and projections, gestures etc.

Students learn to recognize their strength and  address their weakness by watching the videos recorded in class and receive constructive feedbacks. 

NON-BEGINNERS :  Students can move to the Intermediate program at the end of the beginners' class. Intermediate classes are less intense than Non-Beginners classes. Some students can choose the Stanislavsi Method Acting Session if the teacher approves.

Ask your teacher about the correct program for you, based on your class performance.

Class teaches a student to start making choices, utlize psychological and physical instruments, apply the methods to find out what works best, develop alliance with space and partner, learn movement and blocking, work without comfort zone.

INTENSE : Students work with the Method, Intense scripts from film and plays, challenge their instincts and intuitions, work with nuances and emotions, target the removal of all inhibition and work with generosity, trust, confidence and professionalism. This class is highly advanced and students who are not ready, should opt for non-beginners or intemediate classes instead of this one.

We are the only school in Texas where Stanislavski for the Camera is taught. This is a program designed for the serious students who are interested to learn the original method acting system. The program consists of session that teach the art of acting based on the techniques developed by Constantin Stanislavski, that follows the Method of Physical Action, Emotional and Sense Memory to focus on the character and its psychology.
Group and Private Classes available for serious students.
This program is taught in different levels.
Introductory, Beginners, Regular, Intermediate, Non-Beginners, Advanced.

What kind of courses do we focus on?
- Acting for the Camera with Scenes & Monologues
- Audition Technique & Cold Reading
- Commercial Acting
- Voice & Accent Training
- Multiple Camera Setup
- Understanding the Director
- Stanislavski Method Acting
- Shakespeare On-Camera 
and much more


On-Camera Acting Classes are held for kids, teens and adults at Rice Village in Houston and Beverly Hills in Los Angeles (for advanced students). Beginners and Professional actors can choose from different sessions. Call or email us if you are not sure about the level that is correct for you.

The focus of our studio is to support and develop a core group of dedicated and passionate actors for screen who will be able to work in our productions as well as outside as a professional.  We offer Basic, Intermediate & Advanced Acting Classes as well as Stanislavski Method to serious actors. Our teachers are working actors and filmmakers with years of training and experience with both on and behind the camera.

Students are encouraged to participate in every aspect of filmmaking in order to grow as a complete actor and a true artist.
Our film lab has helped many students to get their IMDb credits and film resume started by casting them in shorts and features.

Kids' Classes cater to 6 - 9 yrs while older kids can join our Pre-Teen or Teen classes for 10 - 15 yrs old. 16 and up can choose the Adults classes. One-on-one Private Classes may be scheduled via email.  Advanced Teens may opt for adult classes with instructor's approval.

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Acting Classes for Adults
Basic, Intermediate, Advanced Students

Next Actor Alum and MMA champion Sam Hoger on set in Louisiana, with none other than The Robert De Niro.


Teen Method Actor Alexandra Goel and Oscar nominee Eric Roberts get ready for their take in 6 Rounds of Chloe.

Deborah Duncan interviews Caroline Tudor for her role in the Next Actor Film Sex, Marriage and Infidelity, written and directed by Next Actor Student Richard Finger.   .


Upcoming Group Classes

Most Classes are held once a week for five weeks.  Advanced students can attend five-week classes, and two classes a week for practice, provided we have room in the other class.  We do not allow auditing. All classes taught by the most knowledgeable instructors who are SAG actors or SAG-signatory producers and filmmakers,  industry professionals.

Thursday,   Feb 11 - Mar 11 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM 

Sunday,  Jan 17 - Feb 14 @ 3:30 - 5:30 PM
Tuesday, Feb 16 - Mar 16 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM

Thursday, Feb 4 = March 4 @ 7:30 - 9:30 PM  

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We DO NOT accept registration at the premise on the day of the class.  Please register before session starts in order to receive confirmation email and get your name on teachers' list.

If you miss a class, contact us for make-up classes.

Call 713 532 2867 or email for Private Class
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