It’s shocking that most indie Producers and Screenwriters don’t really understand the method by which most actors bring great characters to life. Without this information it’s almost impossible to ensure that scenes in a script can be played, or that characters have an arc. It’s also almost impossible to give an actor struggling to present a character as you want to see them, the information they need to become who you want them to be. Attending this face-to-face workshop in Hollywood (near the Sunset Strip) will deliver a variety of skills and insights you can put to use as a producer and screenwriter.
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About this Event
Constantin Stanislavsky (1863-1938), a famed Russian actor, director, and teacher, profoundly influenced the theater of the 20th century and beyond. He developed a variety of techniques that became known as "The Stanislavsky System" or "the Method" which allowed actors to portray characters in a very lifelike and believable way.
Stanislavsky’s work was later adapted by leading acting coaches including Stella Adler, Lee Strasberg, and Uta Hagen to create derivations of the methods actors still learn today. Most of the world’s leading actors, and their greatest performances, have relied upon elements of The Method because it’s a practical, reliable, swift way to turn characters on a page into people as “real” as those who live in the real world
Tip: Writers who come to understand the method will find that the characters in their novels take on new life and new dimensions and their scenes become significantly better and easier to write. We’ll explain why this is true during the workshop.
Topics addressed in this event will include:
- How the Method was created and some of its’ key elements and exercises.
- How the Method opens up the unconscious mind to help actors organically, naturally, intuitively and swiftly create rich characters astonishing performances.
- Why the Method has been called dangerous and psychologically destabilizing.
- What actors need to find in scripts and scenes to make the characters riveting in performance.
- Some ways to help actors understand how you see a character or a scene so they can intuitively play it correctly.
- Why the Method has been blamed for making actors unstable, emotionally fragile, and even suicidal.
- This event will not be recorded but attendees will receive a printable workbook that covers the material presented and provides links to supporting videos and articles attendees will find useful.
Nancy Fulton is currently supporting more than 25,000 entertainment industry pros through face to face online events every month. She is a prolific writer/producer who had taught classes and created curricula for UCLA, the Art Institute, a leading School for Startups, fortune 100 Companies, and many publishers. She’s currently executive producer for Mobile Motion Mocap, a Virtual Production, VR, AR, production company here in LA. Learn more at www.Linkedin.com/in/nancyfulton
Aaron Cox is a producer and marketing pro with vast experience in helping actors get the right gig and helping producers get the talent they want in their productions. Aaron has worked on literally hundreds of campaigns for film, TV, commercials, music videos, & print. You can learn more about his work at HollywoodNetworkTV.com & MasterAuditioning.com.
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