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 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.
The Pilot Season Workout
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:||Thursdays, January 24 – March 14. Sign up now as this class fills fast!|
|Duration:||7-10 pm. 8 weeks.|
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.
- Risa Bramon GarciaTeacher/Studio Founder
For the past 35 years Risa has collaborated with the most groundbreaking artists in the world. She’s worked as a director, producer, casting director, and teacher. Having directed two feature films, 200 CIGARETTES and THE CON ARTIST in Canada, she has also directed for television and dozens of plays in New York & Los Angeles.
Her casting résumé includes more than 100 feature films, TV shows, & plays, including movies such as SOMETHING WILD, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN, ANGEL HEART, FATAL ATTRACTION, JACOB’S LADDER, BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, JFK, THE JOY LUCK CLUB, TRUE ROMANCE, SPEED, TALK RADIO, and FLIRTING WITH DISASTER, as well as serving as a producer on Oliver Stone’s NATURAL BORN KILLERS, and THE DOORS, which she also cast. She’s cast numerous TV shows, including ROSEANNE, MASTERS OF SEX, THE AFFAIR, and more.
More on Risa here.
- 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.
- Kyle SecorTeacher
Kyle’s well-rounded career spans from theatre, such as SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, to soaps (!) like SANTA BARBARA, to NBC’s ground-breaking HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, to the recent horror film PURGE 3: ELECTION YEAR. In between, he’s been a series regular on CITY OF ANGELES, PHILLY, and COMMANDER IN CHIEF. Kyle directed episodes of HOMICIDE, wrote and directed a short film called STRINGS, and continues to write and develop projects. He brings a wealth of knowledge, a passion and flexibility towards the artistic process and a deep desire to see every actor go to their edge…and fly.
More on Kyle here.
- OLIVIA BRIGGSTeacher
Olivia Briggs is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, currently enjoying a career writing and developing for both television and comic books. Briggs earned a bachelors degree with honors from Oberlin College, and an MFA from Tisch School of the Arts, Asia. Recent credits include staff writer for THE ARRANGEMENT on E!, writer/consultant for E! Marketing, writer/creator of the PEAKED IN HIGH SCHOOL web series, writers’ assistant on CRIMINAL MINDS: BEYOND BORDERS on CBS, and writer of RONNIE’S CABINET, winner of the Thespis Theater Festival prize for Best Original Play. Other awards include The Flint Film Festival’s Best Screenplay Award, The Jane Chambers Student Playwriting Award, and in 2014 Briggs was a finalist for the Austin Film Festival’s AMC One-Hour Pilot competition. Briggs currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, and her first comic book series will be hitting shelves this spring!
What Actors are Saying
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.Annaleigh Ashford MASTERS OF SEX
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.Susan Batson RUNNING OUT OF TIME IN HOLLYWOOD
Thank you Risa for reminding us that the only limits that exist are the ones we create for ourselves. It is invigorating, incredibly satisfying work all fueled by the heights you lift us to in class. Thank you for caring, thank you for reminding us what is important and thank you for spreading joy. Grateful is an understatement.Yetide Badaki AMERICAN GODS
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.Charlie Weber HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER
In the 30 years I’ve known Risa, I’ve felt first hand what it is to be inspired by her energy and passion. She has always been an actor’s best friend. As director, producer, casting director, and teacher, she zeroes in on the unique brilliance of each actor, that individual “light” so often blocked by assorted fears and neuroses.Robert Joy CSI: NY