5-Days In Los Angeles

About the 5-Days in Los Angeles Program:

Actors can accomplish in a handful of days what typically takes over 2 years of networking and studies.

In 5 jam-packed days in Los Angeles you’ll meet and work with casting directors, talent agents, and renown acting coaches.

These industry professionals are selected to teach for TVI Actors Studios 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.


Currently Accepting Applications for the following sessions:

  • October 29th – November 2nd
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What to expect in this accelerated program:
  • You will perform for and be critiqued by prominent talent agents, personal managers, and casting directors from the industry’s highest levels of Film, Television, and Commercials.
  • On-location field trips to TV network casting offices watching casting directors in action, taking submissions from agents.
  • Visit a live TV series taping, meet the stars, directors, and writers. Learn how the process works.
  • For international actors, seminars with immigration attorneys on the legalities of working in the states.
  • Panel discussions with the top LA headshot photographers on what makes a great headshot.
  • Meet housing specialist for short and long-term accommodations if you decide that you want to start your film and tv career in the major leagues.

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



Have questions?

Email us at la.admissions@tvistudios.com or give us a call at 1.818.784.6500.


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 a career move to LA and New York!
  • Get the inside story on essentials like housing and getting around in Los Angeles.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY

  • 11:00-12:30pm Welcome to LA and Course Introduction
  • 2:00-4:30pm Scene Study Class*
  • 4:30-5:30pm Improv Techniques*
  • 5:30-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-10:00pm On-Location at CBS Studios for LIVE TV Sitcom Taping

* Indicates that a Talent Agent or Manager will be in attendance.

WEDNESDAY

  • 11:00-12:30pm Intro to Meisner Technique*
  • 2:00-4:30pm Headshot Panel Discussion
  • 4:30-5:30pm On-Location at ‘On Your Mark’ Casting Studios
  • 5:30-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-10:00pm The Business of Acting*

* Indicates that a Talent Agent or Manager will be in attendance.

THURSDAY

  • 11:00-12:30pm On-Location at ABC Studios Casting Office
  • 2:00-4:30pm Improv Techniques*
  • 4:30-5:30pm On-Camera Scene Study*
  • 5:30-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-10:00pm On-Camera Commercial Class*

* Indicates that a Talent Agent or Manager will be in attendance.

FRIDAY

  • 11:00-12:30pm Intro to Meisner Technique*
  • 2:00-4:30pm Acting in Voice-Overs
  • 4:30-5:30pm The Business of Acting
  • 5:30-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-10:00pm On-Camera Commercial Class*

* Indicates that a Talent Agent or Manager will be in attendance.

SATURDAY

  • 11:00-12:30pm On-Camera Audition Technique*
  • 2:00-4:30pm On-Camera Scene Study*
  • 4:30-5:30pm Learning Self-Tape Audition Technique*
  • 5:30-7:00pm Dinner
  • 7:00-10:00pm Course Overview and Wrap Party

* Indicates that a Talent Agent or Manager will be in attendance.


What are you waiting for?

Apply Today!
Have questions?

Email us at la.admissions@tvistudios.com or give us a call at 1.818.784.6500.


Frequently Asked Questions

Go to our Application Page for all of the information and details!

There is a standard application fee of $75 USD – which you can buy here. If accepted into the program, the application fee will be applied toward your tuition. If you are not accepted it will be fully refunded within 48 hours.

The program has limited space. To avoid disappointment, we suggest to apply as early as possible.

For our 5-day immersion course, a tourist visa is all you will need for most countries. TVI has an in-house immigration advisor, who is an expert on Immigration and an immigration attorney. Click here for more information on visas.

TVI Actors Studio offers a Certificate of Completion for our 16–week film actors conservatory program.

Payment plans are now available. Pay the balance due or enroll in a payment plan. Benefit of payment plans include flexible payment options no interest. This can be discussed at your interview.

The dress code is professional, casual and comfortable. No beachwear, tank tops or shorts for men.

TVI suggests housing options via Airbnb and VRBO for the most affordable housing choices. Numerous apartments, condos and houses are within walking distance.

Uber and Lyft rideshare services in Los Angeles are the most economical and consistent way to get around. We highly suggest Lyft and Uber, especially for your nights out on the town. Renting from a car company is also convenient.

The days will vary, but you can expect to go from 10 AM to 8 PM most days.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations made 4 weeks prior to start date of course must be made via email or USPS mail for a full TVI Actors Studio 5-Day course credit. Credit can be applied toward a future 5 – Day course within 12 months of original course date. A $250 transfer fee will be charged.

Cancellations made 2-4 weeks prior to start date of course will be partially credited (50% of course tuition) Credit can be applied toward a future 5 – Day course within 12 months of original course date. A $250 transfer fee will be charged.

Cancellations made less than 2 weeks prior to start date will not be eligible for credit.

There are no refunds for TVI Actors Studio.

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