There is always an opportunity to immerse yourself in your acting community. We’ve got your July weekends mapped out with classes, film festivals, movie screenings and more!
CLASSES AND Q&As
Casting Access: BRIAN HILL – (Los Angeles, CA) Brian Alan Hill first discovered acting in college while attending Rice University – his first play was a one-act version of The Monkey’s Paw. From there, he left Rice to pursue theatre in a more meaningful way; which is to say he waited tables and read every book on the craft that he could get his hands on. During his seven years in Chicago, Brian worked with several companies as a performer and technician. He is most proud of the company he founded in 2001, Visions & Voices Theatre Co. In three years, V&V produced six shows, 4 of which were Jeff Recommended by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee and two of the shows received awards from Best New Work. Brian has happily retired from acting so as to focus exclusively on casting where he’s offered his skill and talents to three network pilots, the Criminal Minds spin-off, “Beyond Borders,” “Complications,” and “Pretty Little Liars” for Freeform. Brian A. Hill is a CSA Casting Associate at Zane/Pillsbury Casting.
Street Food Cinema: Griffith Park – (Los Angeles, CA) Put together outdoor screenings of popular movies, live music from up-and-coming local bands and some of the city’s most famous food trucks, and you’ve got the perfect L.A. summer experience. Street Food Cinema features a different lineup of eats and entertainment for a fabulous variety of fun under the stars. Grab some blankets, pillows, picnic items — even your dog — and come on out. Films are screened in high-def DLP projection, with cinema quality picture and sound.
Spider-Man: Far from Home – Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, Spider-Man must step up to take on new threats in a world that has changed forever. Starring Zendaya, Tom Holland, and Marisa Tomei.
Midsommar – A young woman reluctantly joins her boyfriend on a summer trip to a Swedish festival where things quickly go awry. Starring Florence Pugh, Will Poulter, and Jack Reynor.
CLASSES AND Q&As
Casting Access: ANI AVETYAN – (Los Angeles, CA) Ani Avetyan is a casting director who worked on HELLCATS and THE CLOSER in the past. Ani’s other casting credits include PRIMO, LEAVING BARSTOW, HOMECOMING, STALKERS, EMILY OWENS MD, HOLIDAY SPIN, SCHOOL AND BOARD, TRUST ME, TWENTY GOOD YEARS and BAD TEACHER.
LA Feedback Film Festival (FREE Special Event) – (Los Angeles, CA) A showcase of the best of Short Films from around the world. All are multiple award-winning short films in the ACTION/HORROR/SCI-FI/THRILLER Genres. Check out the program page and to RSVP your tickets by emailing the festival on the program page, or simply emailing the festival at firstname.lastname@example.org and stating the # of tickets you require. You can come for FREE or make a donation on the night.
Crawl – A young woman, while attempting to save her father during a Category 5 hurricane, finds herself trapped in a flooding house and must fight for her life against alligators. Starring Kaya Scodelario, Barry Pepper, and Ross Anderson.
Stuber – A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure. Starring Karen Gillan, Dave Bautista, and Betty Gilpin.
The Art of Self-Defense – A man is attacked at random on the street. Enlists at a local dojo, led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei, in an effort to learn how to defend himself.
Starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots.
Saving Zöe – It’s been a year since her older sister’s murder, and Echo is still far from being completely alright. Echo has been trying her hardest to be the strong one, while her mother takes too many antidepressants and her father works too much. Now, at the start of her freshman year of high school, Echo receives an unlikely gift from Zoe’s old boyfriend: her diary. Echo is hesitant to read it but can’t put it down after she gets caught up in Zoe’s secret life. Starring Laura Marano, Giorgia Whigham, and Vanessa Marano.
The Farewell – A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. Starring Awkwafina, Tzi Ma, and Gil Perez-Abraham.
Super 30 – Based on life of Patna-based mathematician Anand Kumar who runs the famed Super 30 program for IIT aspirants in Patna. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Mrunal Thakur, and Pankaj Tripathi.
Darlin’ – A direct sequel to 2011’s ‘The Woman.’ Starring Pollyanna McIntosh, Nora-Jane Noone, and Cooper Andrews.
CLASSES AND Q&As
Keri Tombazian’s Beyond the Music (3-Day Voiceover Intensive Course) – (Los Angeles, CA) This is a 3-Day, 3-Class Voiceover Intensive Course that will focus on several key components that every voiceover performer needs to know. Keri’s Music of the English Language classes have been highly coveted classes at the VO Lab and her new 3-Day Intensive is bound to expand on those successes. This course is aimed at advanced performers and will emphasize the importance of the breath and body connection to voice, balancing surrender and control in recording sessions, properly reading the room and remembering the music of language. Whether voicing commercials, video games, narration, animation, audiobooks or even acting on-camera, this series will help you set words in motion and make you a more bookable performer.
Reading Fringe Festival – (Reading, England) The Reading Fringe Festival is an award-winning festival, started in 2013 by a marketeer, a producer and a writer. The Reading Fringe aims to support local emerging artists, provide an affordable platform for artists traveling up to the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe and to welcome exciting, vibrant acts to the town from all of the world. Since it was started, the Fringe has won the Pride of Reading Award for Cultural Contribution 2014, Festival of the Year at the inaugural Cultural Awards 2017 and was nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015.
CineShots – (London, England) 6 short films, 6 filmmakers, Q&A’s, drinks and chit chats. CineShots is a south London initiative that aims to give up-and-coming London-based filmmakers a chance to screen their short films as well as provide a platform for them to network.
Outfest LGBTQ Film Festival – (Los Angeles, CA) Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the leading organization that promotes LGBTQ equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBTQ stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBTQ lives. Enjoy 11 days showcasing the best of LGBTQ stories from around the world. The Festival Hub will be at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres at Hollywood & Highland.
The Lion King – After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery. Starring Seth Rogen, Donald Glover, and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Above the Shadows – A young woman who has faded to the point of becoming invisible must find her way back with the help of the one man who can see her. Starring Megan Fox, Olivia Thirlby, and Alan Ritchson.
SIGGRAPH Animation Film Festival – (Los Angeles, CA) The Computer Animation Festival celebrates computer graphics as a medium for storytelling in animation, visual effects, games, and more. Since 1999, the Computer Animation Festival has been recognized as a qualifying festival by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and several works that were originally presented in this program have received Best Animated Short Academy Awards. Hundreds of short films are submitted to this prestigious program each year. An internationally recognized jury reviews and presents the best work of the year, with awards for Best in Show, Jury’s Choice, and Best Student Project.
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood – A faded television actor and his stunt double strive to achieve fame and success in the film industry during the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie.
Skin – A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves. Starring Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, and Daniel Henshall.