6 Month Acting Intensive & Mentorship

Date: Sundays July 8th-December 15th
Time: 10am-1pm
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $2100


The Six-Month Acting Intensive and Mentorship is unlike any training program in New Mexico!  Developed out of the need to provide real-world education and business mentorship for the whole actor, this comprehensive training program has everything the working actor needs for continuous growth as a professional. 


Film+TV Acting class for Working Actors

Date: Mondays, July 9-August 13
Time: 7pm-10pm
Location: Private studio in Santa Fe
Cost: $275

  • Finesse your acting skills
  • Sharpen your senses
  • Develop your moment to moment awareness
  • Be impeccably believable
  • Embody the character and the story

Class size is limited so please respond earlier than later. Registration will be through PayPal.

We cover both auditions (cold readings) and fully memorized scenes (scene study) and work on camera a lot.

We'd love to have you join us : )

Contact: santafeactorsstudio@gmail.com or (310) 991-4162.

Screenwriting 101

Date: Mondays, July 9th - August 13th
Time: 6pm - 8pm
Location: Santa Fe Community College
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Cost: $129

6 sessions on Monday nights starting July 9th at Santa Fe Community College, 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508.

Examine the nuts and bolts of effective storytelling for film by looking at a five-act structure, plot points, dialogue, beginnings and endings and character development. Learn structure theories with lectures and discussions and review examples of existing films.

Most of the class time will be devoted to your work. Create an outline for an existing idea and complete the first few scenes of your screenplay which will be read aloud in class.  Instructor Aaron Leventman is a scholar of film history, an actor, writer, and curator for film festivals.

To register, call go to https://www.sfcc.edu/get-started/apply-and-register/continuing-education-registration/ call 505-478-1676 or stop by Room 131 in the Main Hallway next to the cashier’s office at SFCC during business hours.

For questions email writingcoachsf@gmail.com

Foundations of Acting with Chris Ranney and Ron Weisberg

Thursdays July 12th - August 2nd
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
ocation: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $200


Join Chris and Ron as they guide actors through the first 7 steps of acting. Training never ends. Every top actor will tell you that. You always have to go back to the foundations of acting. Join Chris and Ron, who have a combined screen credit list of over 150 projects on camera, in this fundamental Sol class. Grow immediately from POV techniques that will aid you in your development of powerful characters on the fly. Ever wanted to nail a cold read to the wall, now's your chance! Ever wondered how those big actors get such power out of their moments? Discover the art of listening and responding as your character and start booking. A guest director in the final class will add even more perspective to your work!


Summer Soiree Fundraiser

Date: Saturday, July 14
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Nativo Lodge
6000 Pan American NE
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $20 in advance, $25 at the door

Our Annual Summer Soiree Fundraiser will be rockin it out at the Nativo Lodge in Albuquerque with our Music in Film theme. Featuring local musicians and composers as well as songs you know from movies you love. Some of your favorite movie songs will be sung live, and there will be a special screening of a trailer for a documentary film from Barbara Bentree and Jon Rangel about Dave Grusin

Silent Auction. Live Auction. Raffle. Food. Drinks Fun. Fun.

Tickets now available just $20 in advance, $25 at the door



Ongoing Adult Classes for Professional Acting in Film, Television, Commerical & Voiceover

Offered in Santa Fe by Casting Director/Producer Sheryl Roberts. 

Date: Sunday Afternoons
Time: 2pm - 5 pm
Cost: $100 per 4 consecutive sessions

Contact Sheryl to discuss details 505-204-4708

Breaking into Background Work in New Mexico with Bobbie Shelton

Date: Wednesday, July 25th, 2018
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Joseph Montoya Building
1100 South Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Get involved in the film industry by doing background work on New Mexico film and television productions! Bobbie Shelton will cover who the background agencies in New Mexico are, how to register with them and what you need to know to start working as a background artist. She will also talk about what you need to bring to set, what your day will look like and some dos and don'ts of working background. All of your questions about doing background work will be answered in this informative discussion!




Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project

Date: July 27 - 29, 2018
Cost: Early Bird: $148 USD/team ends Mon, Jul 2
Regular: $168 USD/team ends Tue, Jul 17
Late: $188 USD/team ends Fri, Jul 27

Filmmakers from all over the Albuquerque, NM area will compete to see who can make the best short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will go up against films from around the world at Filmapalooza 2019 for a chance at the grand prize and an opportunity to screen at the Cannes Film Festival 2019 Short Film Corner.



The Michael Chekhov Technique One Day Workshop with Quinn Mander

Date: Saturday, August 4th
Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $75

Stanislavsky called Michael Chekhov, nephew of playwright Anton Chekhov, his most brilliant student.  Chekhov led the Second Moscow Art Theatre for many years, teaching and directing through techniques he developed to address what he considered limitations in Stanislavsky’s approach.  The tools he invented inspire the actor’s work and imagination through movement, the resulting physical memory of sensations, and the focusing of the actor’s concentration on the movement of internal energy. This class will teach you another set of tools to add to your toolbox, which will inspire you and set you free as a creative artist.