PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- The Pace School of Performing Arts announced a first-of-its-kind, three-week intensive course in Los Angeles for its undergraduate students in acting, dance and choreography for film.
Students participating in the three-week intensive in film acting will have unique exposure and access to industry experts who will coach, advise and demystify the Hollywood landscape.
The program offers an “insider’s look” at the creative and business side of the entertainment industry. Along with teachers in acting and dance training, guest lecturers will include professionals in film, television and commercial casting, producing, social media and marketing. The course will conclude with a digital showcase that students can present to casting directors, talent agents, and talent managers.
The Los Angeles Acting for Film Intensive will be operated in collaboration with College to Career Acting , founded by Wendy Kurtzman, an Emmy-nominated casting director with more than 25 years of experience, and Caroline Liem, a 16-year casting veteran, audition coach and international teacher, who served as casting director for "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
“This three-week intensive will make a world of difference for Pace’s acting students,” said Grant Kretchik, director of the PPA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting program. “Access to this kind of industry expertise and real-world training are both rare and invaluable for undergraduates."
The Los Angeles Dance and Choreography for Film Intensive will be run by Mandy Moore, a two-time Emmy nominee and world-class director, choreographer and dancer best known for her ground-breaking work on the global television hit "So You Think You Can Dance." She recently did the choreography in David O. Russell’s Oscar-nominated films "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle."
“As an Entertainment Industry choreographer I am thrilled that Pace School of Performing Arts Commercial Dance Program is educating their dancers to be knowledgeable about the world of dance for the camera," said Moore. "How exciting for these performers to learn the process of working on a set. This intensive is so beneficial to their success and I am thrilled to be the instructor for this bi-coastal program.”
The Los Angeles Intensive is set to begin on Monday, Jan. 5, and will run each year.