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Get totally immersed in the life of a TV Sitcom actor!

Wednesdays 7 -10 pm

September 6 – November 8


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**WARNING: this class is extremely popular and will sell out fast!**
 
Learn from real experts with TONS of experience in the entertainment industry: 
Gunnar Rohrbacher, Lauren Bertoni, Elaine Hendrix, Phyllis Katz, Sarabeth Schedeen

The most comprehensive Sitcom Course available ANYWHERE, with a three camera shoot LIVE in front of an audience!
 
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Sitcom Essentials is a comprehensive, all-encompassing, intensive course for actors who are looking to dive right into learning and experiencing the many facets of the entertainment industry. 

Alternatively, if you're looking to join our renowned Acting for Sitcoms or Sitcom Master Class, Sitcom Essentials is a great starting point! 
WEEK 1 – TOP TEN CHARACTERS OF COMEDY
with ACS Co-Founder, Gunnar Todd Rohrbacher

Discuss Comedic Archetypes & Character Development for TV & Film, and perform typing exercises to better brand yourself in today’s competitive marketplace. 
 
WEEK 2 – SUPERIOR SITCOM SCRIPT ANALYSIS PT. I
with ACS Co-Founder, Lauren Marie Bertoni

Introduction to ACS’s exclusive iCAMERA method to understand the script, comedy and characters the way the writers intended. 
 
WEEK 3 – SUPERIOR SITCOM SCRIPT ANALYSIS PT. II
with ACS Co-Founder, Lauren Marie Bertoni

Delve further into understanding what’s in the text. Develop substantial relationships to other characters, memories, locations and objects in an instant. 
 
WEEK 4 – MULTI-CAMERA VS. SINGLE CAMERA AUDITION TECHNIQUE
with Gunnar and Lauren

There is a difference between auditioning for single & multi-camera comedies. We can explain it clearly and help you practice the nuanced but extremely important distinction. You'll cast in your scene and assigned a partner.
 
WEEK 5 – STAYING SPONTANEOUS WITH THE SCRIPT
with Phyllis Katz, Groundling Instructor and Founding Member

That was a lot of information in the first four weeks, now let's PLAY! Students will work with Phyllis on their assigned scenes and translate the homework taught in prior weeks into fun, energetic performances. 
 
WEEK 6 – TABLE READ, REHEARSAL AND CAMERA BLOCKING
with Gunnar

Your scene preparation will be put to the test on this week. We will conduct a table read for all the scenes, give final performance notes and block them for a three camera shoot the following week, live in front of a studio audience!
 
WEEK 7 – SHOOT NIGHT LIVE IN FRONT OF A STUDIO AUDIENCE
with Gunnar, Lauren, Crew and Audience

This is a bona fide performance night with a three camera shoot live in front of a studio audience! A professional Students will perform their rehearsed scenes which will be recorded, edited and given to the students the following week. We will do multiple takes of each scene with a team of writers present. We’ll start and stop as needed and actors will be directed and given rewrites by the writing staff on the fly. Actors will be challenged to incorporate new lines and jokes into their scenes with crew and audience standing by. This is a truly unique opportunity to practice life on the set and experience professional challenges in a fun and exciting setting!  
 
WEEK 8 – STUDIO AND NETWORK NIGHT
with Gunnar & Elaine Hendrix

Students will chemistry read with working actor Elaine Hendrix. Elaine will discuss the reality of pilot auditions and working directly with the Studios and Networks. She will cover everything from contract negotiations and deal memos to work sessions and collaborating with writers, producers and Network Executives at the Series Regular level. Invaluable information available nowhere else!
 
WEEK 9 – LECTURE AND Q&A WITH ONE OF LA’S TOP AGENTS
with Sarabeth Schedeen, Senior Agent at BRS/Gage

Spend three hours with one of LA’s top agents, learning the ins and outs of the greatest, most challenging business in the world. Now that you’re in Hollywood with your headshots and resumes, how do you keep from psychologically “going under”? Sarabeth shares the tips, secrets, life lessons, psychology and the philosophies that have made her a working success for 30+ years in the business  of  “show.” 
 
WEEK 10 – IT’S A WRAP!
with Gunnar and Lauren

The course will conclude with a review of all previous weeks, including interactive exercises that will reinforce everything learned throughout the course. Then we conclude with a screening of the edited scenes from week 7 tape night! Refreshments and snacks will be provided as we view the scenes together on our 8 ft. projection screen.
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