Industry Announcements


Voice + Speech: Intro to Dialects with Catharine Pilafas

In Voice + Speech and Introduction to Dialects, actors will explore and garner the tools to free their natural human voice.  Actors will learn the Kristin Linklater and Rudolf Laban methods and develop awareness to recognize and shift unnecessary tension in the face, voice and body to evoke “relaxed readiness.” The class will also introduce the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) which is the basis of learning dialects. The dialects that will be taught: British, Irish, Russian, and German. Actors will practice a dialect of their choice in an assigned scene or monologue to be performed for the final class.

WHEN: Sundays (6:00 pm - 8:00 pm) October 1st - October 29th
EARLY BIRD PRICE- $225.00 TAX INCLUDED (ENDS September 18th at 11:59PM)

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TV+Film Acting Workshop for the Serious Actor

  • Develop confidence and competence in approaching any script, any role
  • Expand your moment to moment awareness
  • Deliver a real, believable, finely nuanced performance in all conditions, from little or no rehearsal Film/TV shoots to the audition that gets you on the set

Leslie Fleming-Mitchell is a working actor and L.A. acting coach whose credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, VEEP, House, Criminal Minds and Waco. She coaches actors preparing for TV/Film roles; students include Rockmond Dunbar (Sons of Anarchy); Emile Hirsch (Into the Wild); Maya Stojan (Castle, Agents of Shield); Robert Wahlberg (The Departed) and Laurene Landon (Sky). She’s taught at the esteemed Second City, L.A., the MaineMedia Workshops, the Film Workshops, S.A.G. Conservatory, L.A; NE Film Academy; Sonoma Academy; American School In Paris; U. Mass., Boston; Boston Film+Video Foundation; Kevin Fennessey Casting.

Date: Wednesday, October 11th - December 6th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: The Film School @ Garson Studios, Santa Fe Univ. of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive, Santa Fe, NM
Cost: $325/8 weeks
For more info and to register: Call 310.991.4162 or email:


Three Day Acting Intensive with Vivian Nesbitt

A three day immersion with Sol Acting Academy owner and award winning actor Vivian Nesbitt. In three magical days you will refresh your craft and learn new tools and mindsets that will free up your instincts. Each day begins with meditation and movement, followed by essential body and voice exercises. The class will then move into dedicated scene study and eventually on-camera technique with a focus on creating compelling auditions and more. Be ready to spend Saturday evening enjoying an evening of fun, food, fellowship and maybe even Karaoke!

Date: October 6th, 7th, 8th
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Sol Acting Academy Studio, 5500 San Mateo Blvd ste:114, Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $430.00
Intensive is fully catered so no need to pack a lunch.  
All levels of experience are welcome. 17 years old and up.
Contact: Sol Acting Academy
Phone: 505-881-0975
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October Chubbuck Basic Intensive Workshop

The New Mexico film industry is booming! As an actor, give yourself an advantage in the new year by training in the Chubbuck Acting Technique. My name is Rebekah Wiggins. I’m the owner of Southwest Scene Works and proud to be the first and only certified Chubbuck Technique teacher in the state of New Mexico. Come join us!

Location: The Orpheum Art Space (500 2nd St. Albuquerque NM 87102)
Date/Time: Saturday October 14th (9am-12pm) and Sunday October 15th (9am-12pm)
Requirements: All Levels Welcome.
Cost: $150+tax
Contact: Rebekah Wiggins
Email- phone- (505) 301-9332


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Tactical Acting

Learn the techniques and skills to perform on film in law enforcement, military or tactical roles

Date: Saturday October 21, 2017
Time: 8am - 5pm
Cost: $198.00
Location: Far Horizon Studio
304 Washington SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
POC: Denver Johnson
Phone: (505)369-6866



You will develop your talent through truth and authenticity- to “just be.” Learn what it takes to get the audition, how to prepare for it, and what to do once you’re in the room! This is the most comprehensive acting course in New Mexico, integrating the art of acting with the business of acting.

Class size is limited to 12.

About Lora: A graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Hollywood, California, Lora has been working in film, television, commercials and stage for 22 years. Credits include: THE BOOK OF ELI, LEMONADE MOUTH, BLESS ME ULTIMA, THE MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS, SICARIO and recurring roles on THE MESSENGERS, GRAVES, T@GGED and MIDNIGHT, TX. 

Date: This is the 8-week Course starting Wednesday, October 18, 2017.
Time: Wednesday 6PM-9PM
Location:  Albuquerque Studios, 5650 University Blvd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Cost: $575+ tax

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Movie-Going as Memoir Class

This class will be examining significant film experiences as a subject for memoir writing by exploring memory and free association. In addition to looking at icons and archetypes in Hollywood films, you'll take a trip down memory lane to discover how and why certain films, actors, and characters had an impact on your lives through film clips, writing assignments, and discussions.

Date: October 23rd for 4 Sessions on Monday nights
Time: 6pm
Location: Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Lane, Santa Fe, NM.  87508
Requirements/Cost: $98
Contact Name: Aaron Leventman
Contact information: 505-428-1676 or