No matter what happens for you this Pilot Season, you need to be in the kind of championship shape required to book work. Pilot Season can bring ulcer-inducing anxiety and a reminder that your whole world is dependent upon someone or something else. It can make you feel powerless. And that’s where your craft and career end. In order to show up for your work, for your career, you have to take command of your acting work with a weekly workout that gets you ready for success and keeps you there all pilot season long.
It’s time to push back against the fear and focus on being in the intense practice of the work. Now more than ever, success will only happen when you stand up, speak up and show up, unapologetically with your power. And that power comes from being deep in the practice of the work.
The Pilot Season Workout Daytime with BGB Master Teachers shows you how. Let us show you the path to a successful and profitable Pilot Season AND give you the tools to build a sustainable acting career.
BY APPLICATION OR INVITATION ONLY.
This year, Pilot Season is yours.
It’s all possible. It’s all in your control. Now more than ever you can’t be a victim of Pilot Season. In 8 weeks, you will learn to develop new work habits that can improve the effectiveness of your Pilot Prep; your choice-making, and your follow-through– this work can inspire you in mind, body, and spirit. Guided by BGB Master Teachers, you will be given the essential career tools to walk into any Pilot Season audition with confidence and undeniable power.
Everything changes the moment you apply.
Space is extremely limited.
This class will sell out.
|Teacher:||BGB Master Teachers|
|DATES:||Next round coming 2020. Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
The BGB Studio
10950 Burbank Blvd.
North Hollywood, CA 91601
|Requirements:||For more advanced working actors. By application or invitation only. There are no makeups for this 8-Week class. (Cancellation Policy)|
|Cost:||2 installments of $325. $650 for the entire 8-week program.|
With the guidance of your BGB Master Teachers (see Teacher tab), you will get more comfortable working fast, specifically, and boldly during Pilot Season. You will come to understand what the decision makers really need in casting their pilots. You’ll learn how to give new, unformed pilot scripts shape and clarity, bringing your unique voice to a character that desperately needs a voice. You’ll find ways to create your own specifics, deciding where the scene and the character live in you, and what they mean to you. You’ll find out how to collaborate with creative teams when you go into the room, creators and casting directors who are doing their best to figure this all out with the clock ticking. You will become an artistic leader, a requirement to book a Pilot.
*And you’ll gain insight to what really matters artistically during these few months of the year.
This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.
- Corey ParkerTeacher
Corey Parker, an acclaimed actor in his own right, has trained actors on and off Broadway, on TV, and in film for 17 years. He has coached Patrick Dempsey, Sean Combs, Annaleigh Ashford, Scoot McNairy, and many more. His credits include WILL AND GRACE (NBC), THIRTYSOMETHING (ABC), and NASHVILLE (ABC). Corey studied with Uta Hagen and worked under the direction of Herbert Berghof in three productions at the HB Playwrights Foundation. He has performed on Broadway at the St. James and Off-Broadway in Steppenwolf’s Tony-winning production of ORPHANS. Corey is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and the Ensemble Studio Theatre. He worked with the Steppenwolf Theater Company and has appeared on stage at the Public Theater in NY where he worked with Joseph Papp, at Circle Rep where he worked with Lanford Wilson, at the St. James, the American Place, and the Mark Taper Forum, among others. He’s also worked extensively in film and television. Corey has taught at numerous studios, including HB Studio, at Rhodes College, the University of Memphis, and the list goes on. He currently teaches regular classes in Nashville and Memphis, and whenever we can get him to join us at BGB in Los Angeles.
More on Corey here.
- JAMES MORRISONTeacher
James Morrison is an award-winning actor, best known as Bill Buchanan on the Emmy winning series 24, and Warden Murphy on TWIN PEAKS: THE RETURN. James has made hundreds of other television and film appearances and played in US, UK and World Premieres at the Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, Princeton’s McCarter, Edinburgh’s venerable Traverse Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse on London’s West End. A singer/songwriter, playwright and filmmaker, his documentary SHOWING UP: A CONVERSATION ABOUT THE AUDITION is available to stream on video-on-demand outlets everywhere as well as from www.jpmorrison.com. James sits on the Board of Trustees and has taught at the renowned White Lotus Foundation in Santa Barbara, where he received his teaching certification. He taught regular classes for ten years at the Center for Yoga in L.A. before moving to the Ojai Valley in 2011 where he lives with his wife and son.
More on James here.
- Felipe FigueroaTeacher
Felipe Figueroa came to the work through a long and joyful stretch in musical theater. After he finished his BFA at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he moved to LA and has been working ever since. Career highlights include roles on TRANSPARENT, LOPEZ and CRIMINAL MINDS, as well as numerous plays, sketches, and web series. Felipe believes that the trademark of any successful acting career is cultivating a supportive community of creators with whom to collaborate — that way, you’ll always be working and invested in doing the work.
More on Felipe here.
- CAMILLE CHENTeacher
Camille Chen attended The University of Texas at Austin, then quickly transitioned to Los Angeles, where she immediately broke into the commercial world. In 15 years, she has appeared in over 100 commercials and accrued over 70 television and film credits. You might recognize her from the STATE FARM commercial with the dollar on the fishing pole (that just wouldn’t quit.) Her favorite roles have been on LAW & ORDER, 2 BROKE GIRLS, GAME NIGHT, and most recently, SINGLE PARENTS and GOD FRIENDED ME. Her goal as a coach is to create the space for actors to find the work and play on their own, so the result is unique to them. She’s passionate about discovering what the scene means to each actor. She believes that every actor has the capacity to become fully confident and self-sufficient in the work. Camille booked her biggest and most favorite role to date, on January 18th, 2019 – playing Mom to her sweet little girl, Colette.
More on Camille here.
What Actors are Saying
Gratitude is gratitude is gratitude. I truly, madly, and deeply appreciate the opportunities the BGB studio have given me. I thank you for the trust you have in me to show up and be. I continue to feel forever thankful for what the BGB studio and our community bring into my life and experience. #Tribe.
Corey Parker's instinct, support, and expertise as a coach have been invaluable to me as a working actor. I strive to always be a student of the craft and he always takes me to a new level of specificity. He has been instrumental in my preparation for character work and for script analysis. Corey always helps me find the truth. His coaching has been a blessing to me.
Corey Parker is a true artist. His intelligence, emotional life and creativity are formidable. It is Corey Parker who trusted me as a teacher and recommended me to Nicole Kidman whom I have coached for the past 20 years. I am returning the favor to all actors who seek great coaching. Take my advice and seize the opportunity to have a genuine genius to guide you on your path.
When I found BGB I was searching for something to take my work to another level, a missing ingredient. What I experienced was a room full of unbelievably creative and daring people and I knew this was a unique Studio. The lessons I learned did immediately, and will forever, change the way I approach material. Within a short time of putting this to use, I found myself landing the kind of role I had always wanted.
Great class, excellent teachers. I enjoyed working on different material each week, & focusing on different aspects of approaching characters, all of which centered around bringing my own unique self & voice to my individual work. I liked that the approach to auditions isn't about a specific process, but about developing my own individual process that makes each character my own.