On Camera Actors Lab with Chris Ranney and Ron Weisber

Date: Saturdays June 9th - July 14th
Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $275

Join Chris and Ron as they guide actors through an exploration of how acting will change based on your venue, and in this case, the camera.  Create a short scene with a partner that will be shot every week with a different camera technique. This exciting 6-week class will culminate with guest director Matt Page coming to put a unique spin on the work to make you wanting more.  Are you ready for your close-up!


The Art of Public Speaking with Sonia Maslovskaya

Date: One Day Workshop, Sunday, June 10th
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $80

During this workshop you will...
-Gain the confidence & practical tools you need to be an outstanding speaker.
-Learn how you can put your unique personality to service to achieve a long lasting effect on your audience.
-Learn the formula for crafting and delivering a great speech, training program or a presentation.



Performance Dialects with Steve Corona

Date: Mondays June 11th - July 16th
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $300

Steve Corona has helped actors in film, TV & theatre integrate dialects into their character work for over 11 years. This class teaches awareness of vocal instruments, oral posture and placement for voice/body connection. Actors will learn to use IPA as a tool for dialect preparation and on-set sound substitutions. Actors will learn 3 of the Top dialects in NM film & stage productions and record scenes in those dialects.


Acting 101 for Film & Television with Morse Bicknell

Date: Tuesdays, June 6th - August 31st, 9 weeks - 27 hours
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $350

A favorite for all students! Sol Acting Academy's foundational class is the perfect primer for the exciting world of acting for film and television. If you are new to the craft or transitioning from theater to on-camera work, this class provides essential tools and information to jump start your career. All classes are on camera. 

We celebrate all of the great work done during the 9 weeks with a visit from an industry professional, who will watch your scene work and commercials.  We'll also have a Q & A session with our guest before class ends. Past guests include: Carissa Mitchell (Mitchell & Associates Talent), Kathryn Brink (Casting Director - Burning Bodhi, Odd Thomas, Frank, The Guest, In Plain Sight), and more.


Acting 201 for Film & Television with Morse Bicknell

Date: Wednesdays, June 27th - August 22nd, 9 weeks - 27 hours
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Sol Acting Academy
5500 San Mateo Blvd NE #114,
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Cost: $350
Take your film acting to the next level! Going beyond the fundamentals of Acting 101, this class provides the tools you need to feel comfortable and confident when you book speaking roles on indie and professional shoots. Set out on a course for fun and success in the exciting world of film and television!

We begin with a review of all-important audition skills, but quickly move beyond that to a comprehensive look at what it’s like to work on actual film sets. Students become conversant in the crew positions, lingo, and protocol of pro film sets, and begin to master the many technical challenges the film actor faces. We also take a lively and illuminating look at the all-important “biz” of acting, including finding agent representation, networking, headshots/résumés/reels, joining SAG-AFTRA, and much more.


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

NMFO Educational Speaker Series: The New Mexico Film Incentive – Getting Started

Date: Wednesday, June 27th, 2018
Time: 6pm - 7pm
Location: Joseph Montoya Building
1100 South Saint Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87505

You want to take advantage of the New Mexico Tax Credit for Filmmakers, but where do you start? What forms do you need to fill out, when should you start them and how do you do it all correctly to get your 25-30% tax credit? Leslie Fleming-Mitchell will walk you through how and when to start your paperwork for the New Mexico Tax Incentive starting with the registration process. This topic is a must for anyone thinking about producing a film in New Mexico.


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 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