WHAT IS THIS PROJECT ALL ABOUT?
The Professional Actors Masterclass (PAM) is a series taught by casting directors and industry professionals. It is an educational series for actors who are serious about their craft, see it as a realistic vocational choice and wish to learn how to improve their performance and audition technique by being in the room, performing sides and getting solid direction and feedback. Our aim is to strengthen 'bookability' and skill level by introducing actors to industry professionals (with extensive experience and impeccable reputation) who can share their knowledge and expertise to further an emerging actors' training.
Each professional has been individually invited to teach based on their skill, professionalism and passion for giving back to actors. Their wish for each of you to improve and succeed is genuine and we feel
privileged to facilitate such a program.
This Masterclass series is run in full compliance of the new laws
which came into effect in California in May of 2010. These laws (AB1319)
were put in place to protect actors from scams. Information about the
laws can be found at www.leginfo.ca.gov. Go
to “California Law” and then to “Labor Code”, then sections 1701 to
1705. AIPA is more than happy to provide you with any information that
you may require and we have copies of the printed legislation in our
offices if you would like to come in and read it. ALL courses taught within the state of California are bound by these laws. We
are NOT affiliated with any other company. We are flattered that other
companies intimate that we are, but there is no truth in that statement.
DURATION AND LOCATION
PAM will run from the Saturday 27th April – Sunday 2nd June
(inclusive) in Los Angeles, California. The location and
other information will be provided to successful applicants prior to payment
in “Update One”. As you can appreciate, we need to protect the privacy
of the academic staff. We do not wish to encourage actors to ‘turn up’
and try to be seen, join in, or drop off their materials. There is an
option of tuition only or tuition and accommodation. See below.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
PAM has been designed for actors who are:
a) 18 years plus (exceptions may be made in absolutely exceptional cases, but unlikely)
b) Represented by a reputable agent or management firm in your home country and/or in the US
c) Have professional credits AND DEMO REEL and/or substantial training at a recognized school or institution
d) Actively pursuing an acting career and if not living in the US,
having the skills and credits to satisfy visa requirements. e) Are
serious about building connections and the work involved to make this a
APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED NOW. CALLBACKS VIA SKYPE - MARCH 9TH.
THIS IS AN ACTORS DREAM. IS IT TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE?
AIPA is known in Australia for making the seemingly ‘impossible’
possible. Our strength is creating and delivering amazing educational
and industry experiences for performing artists. We will not promise
anything that we cannot deliver. This project is not about jobs, visas,
‘living the LA life’, drunken parties, promises of introductions or
representation. It is about hard work that will be personally rewarding
and the knowledge gained will be invaluable.
There is a short promo video, the link is https://www.performingartstours.com.au/pam-info-video. Please remember that our reputations and careers are just as important to us as yours is to you.
At callback you have a one-on-one, face to face audition with a
casting director. We encourage you to ask them about the program and why
they are and continue to be involved.