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ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE?

Since 1986, TVI Actors Studio has been in the forefront of dramatic education by providing acting classes, courses and workshops at schools in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY.

TVI Actors Studio, the premiere Acting School in Los Angeles offers acting classes, workshops, and seminars for aspiring and professional actors. TVI’s Los Angeles Acting School has classes ranging from Acting for Film, Scene Study, Cold Reading, Acting for Daytime Soap Operas and Commercial Technique. Many of the acting classes are on-camera – using the most modern technology available to today’s Film and TV industry – and all are held in our studios or black box theatre. In addition, the Los Angeles school offers long-term conservatory courses for those students seeking submersion into acting study. Full-time programs range in focus from Method Acting to Industry Showcases, and One-Night Acting Workshops with prominent Los Angeles Casting Directors and Talent Agents. The teachers at TVI’s Los Angeles Acting School range from award-winning Casting Directors to professional, well-recognized, and respected Actors, giving our students not only a comprehensive curriculum of acting classes but also first hand insight to the realities of the Acting Industry. TVI Actors Studio believes an integration of foundation technique and Industry Education is imperative for cultivating a multi-faceted acting career. The acting school is located in the center of the Los Angeles Film and Television industries in the San Fernando area of Los Angeles.

Making your mark on the world is hard. If it were easy, everybody would do it. But it’s not. It takes patience, it takes commitment, and it comes with plenty of failure along the way. The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. it’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.

- Alan Nusbaum / Founder and CEO

MEET TVI TEAM

Alan Nusbaum

Alan Nusbaum

CEO/Founder

Tekla Vassie

Tekla Vassie

Acting Career Coach

Jennifer Warren

Jennifer Warren

Acting Career Coach

Sean Burgos

Sean Burgos

Acting Career Coach

Andre Devin

Andre Devin

Acting Career Coach

Nikki McFarling

Nikki McFarling

Assistant to CEO

WHAT YOU WILL FIND AT TVI

Here is what we have for you

Acting Classes

Since 1986, TVI Actors Studio has been in the forefront of dramatic education by providing acting classes, courses and workshops at schools in Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY and

Hybrid Conservatory

TVI's forward-thinking, professional acting course—the most comprehensive and effective program to launch a career in the Los Angeles industry. The Hybrid Conservatory is a unique and modern approach to comprehensive acting training. The training you will receive in the hybrid conservatory gives actors a chance to participate in various performance areas. Throughout the 16 week session you will hone your craft in process orientated classes such as scene study, improvisation, voice & diction training, and audition technique, but you will also combine your training by showcasing your talent for working industry professionals—managers, casting directors, and talent agents.

The Industry Conversations

Weekly, the industry professionals discuss the inside and outside of the business. You'll get to meet one-on-one with weekly guests as well as mingle over a glass of wine. Always Free for TVI Members!

One-on-One Career Coaching

Our coaching staff consists of represented, working actors who are here for you at the studio in between their auditions and bookings. They presently work in the areas of Film, Theatre, TV, and Commercials.

International Students

TVI Actors Studio in New York and Los Angeles is authorized to enroll foreign students. We issue I-20 Certificates of Eligibility for the M-1 student visas for New York City and Los Angeles. Hundreds of actors around the world have benefited from student visas issued by TVI Actors Studio. It has enabled them to study and perform for some of the top TV/Film/Commercial casting directors, agents and producers in Los Angeles or New York. For every 4 months of full time study under a student visa at TVI Actors Studio, actors are eligible to apply for 1 month of work within the Acting field. It is called optional practical training (OPT)

The Ferryman Series

Supernatural Drama produced by TVI Actors Studio. A dark street corner. An empty desert highway. The back entrance of a hotel. Their points of departure are different, but the lonely travelers found there are always waiting for a ride. Some fear it won't come, some fear what may happen when it does, others have forgotten what they're waiting for at all. Inevitably, a car arrives and the travelers are greeted by MAURICE, the driver. www.theferrymanseries.com

Membership

A TVI Membership gives you unlimited access to the industry’s most complete career growth resource center. You’ll have a personal website, unlimited one-on-one career guidance, free studio space, and our on-line industry database of agents and casting directors, and that’s just for starters.

TVI Actors Studio

In the course of a decade, TVI has grown to be well-respected by industry authorities and working actors alike in both New York and Los Angeles. Constantly looking for new ways to offer services needed by actors developing their careers is why TVI Actors Studio is the nation's premiere center for professional actors.


5 DAYS IN HOLLYWOOD

Experience a jam-packed week in the life of a working actor.

This five day Industry Intensive is designed to help actors "hit the ground running" upon arrival in Los Angeles. It benefits actors who are ready to jump-start and launch a successful career. Actors perform for and are critiqued by industry professionals using monologues as well as scripts from current feature films, sitcoms, one-hour dramas, commercials and soap operas.

The casting directors, agents, directors and producers selected to teach for TVI Actors Studio are working industry professionals from major TV networks, film studios, Broadway, prestigious talent agencies and management firms. They are experts in their fields and provide a direct link to the realities of the industry.

In addition, actors create strategies for their personal plan of attack and receive practical information vital for them to survive in such competitive markets.

WHY DO IT?
Save time and money, making contacts in just five days that would otherwise take months or even years to establish. Learn inside information on the casting process and representation from top industry professionals. Read from current scripts for television, film, and commercials. Give yourself a serious head start on an acting career move to LA! For more information on the trip, please e-mail us. Include your name, address, phone numbers and the best time that we can reach you.
Please contact TVI for more information.
818.784.6500 or LA.admissions@tvistudios.com

JAMES CAGNEY

"Learn your lines, find your mark, look 'em in the eye and tell 'em the truth."

MERYL STREEP

"One of the most important keys to acting is curiosity. I am curious to the point of being nosy. What that means is you want to devour lives. You're eager to put on their shoes and wear their clothes and have them become a part of you."

PAUL NEWMAN

"Every time I get a script it's a matter of trying to know what I could do with it. I see colors, imagery. It has to have a smell. It's like falling in love. You can't give a reason why."

BETTE DAVIS

"Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should ALL be bigger than life."

DENIS WATLEY

"The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them."

Bradley Whitford 6 most important life-learnings

#1: Fall in love with the process and the results will follow. You’ve got to want to act more than you want to be an actor. You’ve got to want to do whatever you want to do more than you want to be whatever you want to be, want to write more than you want to be a writer, want to heal more than you want to be a doctor, want to teach more than you want to be a teacher, want to serve more than you want to be a politician. Life is too challenging for external rewards to sustain us. The joy is in the journey.

#2: Very obvious: do your work. When faced with the terror of an opening night on Broadway, you can either dissolve in a puddle of fear or you can get yourself ready. Drown out your inevitable self-doubt with the work that needs to be done. Find joy in the process of preparation.

#3: Once you’re prepared, throw your preparation in the trash. The most interesting acting and the most interesting living in this world have the element of surprise and of genuine, honest discovery. Be open to that.

#4: You are capable of more than you think. If you’ve ever smashed a mosquito on your arm, there is a murderous Richard III inside you. If you’ve ever caught your breath at the sight of someone dipping their toes into Lake Mendota in the late afternoon sun over at the Union, you, too, have Romeo’s fluttering heart.

#5: Listen. It is the most difficult thing an actor can do, and it is the most riveting. You can’t afford to spend your life like a bad actor stumbling through a predetermined performance that is oblivious to the world around you. We can’t afford it either. Listening isn’t passive. It is an act of liberation that will connect you to the world with compassion and be your best guide as you navigate the choppy waters of love, work, and citizenship.

#6: Take action. Every story you’ve ever connected with, every leader you’ve ever admired, every puny little thing that you’ve ever accomplished is the result of taking action. You have a choice. You can either be a passive victim of circumstance or you can be the active hero of your own life. Action is the antidote to apathy and cynicism and despair. You will inevitably make mistakes. Learn what you can and move on. At the end of your days, you will be judged by your gallop, not by your stumble.


WHAT TVI ACTORS SAY

CLASSES & PROGRAMS

MEMBERSHIP

Actors with benefits - 6 Months or 1 Year Membership

6 MONTHS

$285 one time payment
  • Up to 50% OFF Every Class, Workshop, Seminar and more
  • The Industry Conversation - networking nights
  • Self-Tape Auditions
  • One-on-One Career Mentoring
  • Free Access to Digital Media Studio
  • Tuition Reduction off the Hybrid Conservatory
  • Discounted Private Coaching
  • Savings on Casting Director Intensives
  • Customized Field Study Programs
  • Free Webinars hosted by Casting Directors
  • Priority Pass Into Most Popular Classes
  • Headshot Photographer Discount
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ONE YEAR

$515 one time payment
  • Up to 50% OFF Every Class, Workshop, Seminar and more
  • The Industry Conversation - networking nights
  • Self-Tape Auditions
  • One-on-One Career Mentoring
  • Free Access to Digital Media Studio
  • Tuition Reduction off the Hybrid Conservatory
  • Discounted Private Coaching
  • Savings on Casting Director Intensives
  • Customized Field Study Programs
  • Free Webinars hosted by Casting Directors
  • Priority Pass Into Most Popular Classes
  • Headshot Photographer Discount

MONTHLY COUPON

$10.00 September 2016
  • Save $10.00 OFF your classes

UPCOMING CLASSES & EVENTS

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13425 Ventura Blvd. Suite #304 Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
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LA.admissions@tvistudios.com
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