Do I need to take classes
in order to land a talent agent?
Not necessarily. If you are naturally gifted than you might be able to by pass acting classes. However, getting a professional opinion and taking classes will give you an edge over your competition. Also, some talent agents will hire actors soley on their looks for modelling opportunities. In that case, you could by pass acting classes as well, but what will happen when a great speaking role comes your way?
When is the best time to get into the Film and Television Industry?
The best time is when you are ready to pitch yourself to an agent! Are you confident enough to perform in front of people? Is your time flexible enough to go to auditions? Are you ready to start a new career? If you answered yes to these questions, than you are ready!
What is your cancellation policy?
If you need to cancel a session for whatever reason, all we ask is a 24 hour notice. We will be happy to move a date for you. If you cancel two hours before your appointment there is a $25 cancellation fee. If you end up missing your entire session without notice, we have no choice but to charge you the full amount because you are paying for our time. Hopefully, you will give some notice to avoid these necessary penalties. .
How does the online assessment work?
If you don't feel comfortable coming in and would still like someone to assess your acting abilities, send your video our way! We will give descriptive feedback and will assess your acting using a comprehensive rubric. We will give you suggestions on how to navigate your future acting career.
How many classes do I need to take in order to obtain an Agent Demo?
This is totally up to you. We can give you suggestions on the amount of classes based on your acting abilities. However, if you feel like you are ready to get an Agent Demo, then let's get to it!
Our mission is to help emerging artists and established actors launch successful acting careers. In order for your goals to come to fruition, you need the advantage of learning and training with professional actors who understand the art of acting, as well as the industry. Let Star Acting Studios help establish your acting foundation and equip you with the acting tools needed to thrive in this industry.
I already have an agent, what do you offer someone in my position?
If you already have an agent and have been on your first audition, we can offer you two things. Firstly, if you have received a request for a self-tape, we can help! Come in and we will coach and tape. Secondly, if you received sides to memorize, we can help you make creative and effective choices while approaching your lines.
Who will be coaching me? Who will be going on set with my child?
Coaching and self-tapes are provided by Shadia Simmons. Our chaperone service is provided by our other professional and knowledgeable staff. Shadia Simmons is available for chaperoning upon request.
223 Queen Street South
We are founded on the principles of dedication and persistence. In this Industry, it is imperative to be on top of your craft and to have an edge over your competition. Star Acting Studios provides comprehensive services to help actors feel confident about the choices they make when it comes to their career. We provide diverse services that focus on a variety of acting tools such as: scene study, script analysis, improvisation, breakdown of character and much more.
frequently asked questions
Of course! We recommend getting our "Getting Started Package." It's an informed hour of auditioning techniques, along with other crucial information a novice actor needs to know!
I can not make it on set with my child, what should I do?
We offer a chaperone service! Our chaperones have been in the industry for many years and understand all the logistics of being on set. We will bring your child to and from set and will insure their safety and well-being. We even have chaperones that can coach and tutor!
What is Star Acting Studios?
Star Acting Studios is a professional acting studio that provides coaching and classes to aspiring and seasoned actors. We also provide team building workshops and motivational speaking for the corporate world!
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I am going on my first audition, can you help me?
If I want to be on T.V, what
should I do first?
We recommend getting a second opinion on where you stand on the acting scale. This will help you save time and money. We also recommend showcasing your acting abilities on an Agent Demo Reel. This demo is your pitch to an agent.