Thursday, May 22, 2014

Special Pricing for Acting Webinar extended to May 27th! Learn the trade from a Hollywood Producer!

Greeting TTA List Members,


Brian runs a service in NYC like the TTA List.  I’ve been in contact with him for a few years.  He is offering this webinar for his readers and I asked if the TTA List members could also participate.  He agreed.  So, here it is if your are interested….



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From: Brian Dragonuk []
Sent: Thursday, May 22, 2014 1:18 AM
Subject: Special Pricing for Acting Webinar extended to May 27th! Learn the trade from a Hollywood Producer!



Brought to you by DragonukConnects!
(Special Pricing extended to May 27th by Midnight!)

This is an exclusive webinar presented by Stephen Mitchell brought to you by DragonukConnects, discussing his approach to acting as a career and the innovative acting technique he created for the actors in his film & TV repertory company.

"It is rare for an actor to begin his or her career with a significant role in a major motion picture.  Therefore, Every actor with a serious intent to have a professional career must know how to transform a small, insignificant role into
something that deserves an Oscar."   Stephen Mitchell

This is a Special Webinar Event brought to you by DragonukConnects
scheduled for:
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 at 7:30pm Eastern Daylight Savings time.
Price: $99 ($69 if purchased before May 27, 2014 at midnight)

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Who should attend?

-Actors who are wanting a professional career along with the ability to attract the top filmmakers in Hollywood, NYC, and locally.
-Actors working in community theater or films wanting to expand into bigger roles.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • Why if your performance feels right to you as an actor, it is probably wrong
  • Why you need to discover your brand as an actor before you begin to think about the character you are playing
  • How to use your brand in order to make a monologue, audition or scene more compelling
  • Why your brand must embody both conflict in its definition as well as a universal truth that you represent
  • Why your performance must resonate each of the groups that make up the audience
  • How to increase your fan-base with every performance
  • Why most of the expert advice given to new actors by Hollywood is actually designed to shut you out of a career and make you go away
  • Why the Action/ReAction technique makes dialogue easier to memorize
  • Find out why a book on marketing will be the most important book you ever read about advancing your acting career
  • Why the senior dictate in Hollywood isn't "It's who you know" but rather "It's who knows about you."
  • Why you are probably ignoring the most important group of people in Hollywood who could hire you regardless of your credits, where you live and whether or not you are in S.A.G.
  • That everything you put on the screen sends a message and how to make sure it is your message
  • How you have probably been telling casting directors that you are not ready to act without realizing it
  • Being "in the moment" isn't as important as putting the audience "in the moment"

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About Stephen Mitchell

Stephen Mitchell founded the world's only repertory company for film and television in the early 1980s and supervised it for

more than twenty years. He is the author of the book Action/ReAction: A unique and innovative technique for actors and the history of its origins... which lays out the basics of his acting technique and reveals his Hollywood experiences that led to its creation.

In 1985, Stephen launched his cable TV series (Interview). The series, lauded by critics, attracted a cult following that included Oscar, Emmy, Peabody and Grammy winners. It attracted buyers for Stephen's story ideas and generated a first-look deal for him with TriStar Pictures. In 2001, Stephen wrote How to Start a Hollywood Career Without Having to Go There: An Instruction Manual For Actors with Kathi Carey. He was a CableAce Awards judge for nine years.

Over the years, Stephen has made a dozen independent movies none of which are on IMDB, but that's a story for a blog post and will be part of the discussion in his webinar for DragonukConnects.

Stephen is producing a documentary on the Ferrari 250 GTO, one of which he used to own. He produced Carrera Panamericana (1950-54) and was a co-producer on Addiction Incorporated with Charlie Evans Jr. (The Aviator). He is currently producing a DVD series Elysee Wednesday: Drive! and a TV series Tennessee Long Haulers. Last year, he wrote his first novels, Ignorance is Bliss, and Ray D. Shosay's Journal: Dispatches from a (junior) suite in Paris and is now writing a book about his Ferrari GTO which is today worth fifty-two million dollars and is currently owned by Ralph Lauren.

Praise for Stephen from those who have worked with him:

Click to See a clip of Stephen teaching! --->

I originally started working with Stephen as an actress, but he very quickly decided that I needed to learn writing, producing and directing. I protested, at first, but boy am I glad he insisted. Under his guidance and mentorship I learned everything I use today in my career as a filmmaker. To date, I have had two films go out worldwide on the festival circuit that I wrote, produced and directed, both of which won numerous awards and accolades and the second of which was in the pool to be nominated for an Academy Award in 2011. I currently have two more films that are just starting their festival journeys, along with several projects in development. Stephen's approach combines real-world practicalities with proven techniques, so you're not just learning a methodology taught from a book or a classroom, you're learning practical, useful tools that you can immediately apply to your own work.
Kathi Carey, Actress/Writer/Producer/Director

Stephen taught us to take whatever situations that others might label 'big problems' or 'disasters' and work them into the narrative so that the project would ALWAYS finish on time and with story-line integrity.
One of my favorite moments occurred on a cold January afternoon. A mild throat irritation escalated to a SEVERE case of laryngitis on my way to the studio. I arrived on set without a voice. Stephen was directing the show and took my condition in stride. 'This is not a problem' he said and promptly adjusted the scene so that whispered dialogue became the new and essential ingredient of our action. No one seeing that scene today would suspect that I couldn't speak.

We who had the privilege of being a part of the New Hollywood System left with invaluable tools for use in film and television as well as the consummate professional's attitude and capability. We could put a finished film together in a week or a full half-hour for television in a day. It was exhilarating, enriching, enlightening and ennobling.

See a clip from one of Stephen's Films --->

Anyone lucky enough to participate in Stephen's webinar will come away with a piece of this magic, which has a value beyond estimation.
J.T. Grimm. Actor/Writer

I had the opportunity to work with Stephen on EW:Drive! and really enjoyed the way he approached directing. His natural ease behind the camera put all of us in front of it at ease while driving some very expensive classic supercars. Stephen knows how to bring out the best in a moment and let the performer's personality shine through, while highlighting the important points in the storyline. I think I speak for all of us involved when I say that I look forward to filming the next episode with him!
Kira Gurnee,  Actress/Producer/Director

Stephen Mitchell is a lover of cinema . From my chats with Stephen, I have learned so much about the magic of cinema, especially about the subliminal on the screen and breaking down scenes that make audience members swoon--from acting, directing, producing and writing. He has enriched me with breakdowns on blocking, cinematography, actors actions and reactions, to branding and why is important and how to connect with as many constitute groups in the audience as possible. Stephen is an encyclopedia about movies, from old Hollywood to the new and beyond, mixed with interesting stories about the industry and the stars themselves! Take a webinar with Stephen and you will walk away much wiser and entertained!
Rachael Wegener, Actress/Producer/Director

The gift of being around and working with Stephen is not only to witness how his brilliant, avant-garde mind works but to also be the beneficiary of his innate filmmaking intelligence.
Tom Gurnee, Actor/Writer, author of Moving to L.A. for Acting

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Attendee Testimonials

-"Inspirational, informative and thought provoking. I feel like it gives me an advantage-already more prepared, better understanding and confident." J.R. Reynolds
-"An 'out of the box' insight of the industry from the inside!" Renee Carroll
-"Way worth it, man!" Patricia Lytle
-"Your secret weapon. Discover and uncover the you." Wendy Wang
-"Your brand won't limit you. Your brand can take you anywhere." Nyalief Gathouth
-"You think you know, but you have no idea. What you think is right is wrong." Helen Shelden
-"I would say that there is not an actor or actress alive that shouldn't take Mr. Mitchell's knowledge to heart. -He obviously cares for people to understand this." Sarah Marie Mayne
-"This seminar is deep!" Amy Xaysanapaualin
-"Speaking with Stephen is like coming home and rediscovering the you you left behind." Toni Cafaro
-"The branding and consultation I've received from Stephen is priceless!" Marguerite Baca
-"I would say that there is not an actor or actress alive that shouldn't take Mr. Mitchell's knowledge to heart. He obviously cares for people to understand this." Sarah Marie Mayne

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