27th, 28th, 29th of December & 2nd, 3rd, 4th of January

“The Coordination of Knowledge, Motivation and Effort of Professional Actors, who work toward a Definite Purpose, in the Spirit of Creativity."

Why?

In this always developing industry, self-tapes has become common, and as an actor, you have to be prepared for it. Casting Directors demands self-tapes frequently and the deadline is set! Confidence is the keyword and building confident demands training and support. At the Paris Film Academy you will get both. Every session contains self-tape training and goal settings, check-ins where we hold each other accountable, celebrate our wins and help each other to move forward!

Who can Benefit from the sessions?

If you are intimidated by self-tape auditions, this is the training for you! If you are looking for fellow actors to get inspired from, this is the place for you! The four sessions of self-tape training and feedback are for professional actors looking to maintain their training, get confident with the self-tape process and acting in English. You will, together with 15 other actors not only improve your self-tape skills but also progress in English by performing a new scene every week.

The Concept

The training consists of hard individual work and group support. We do expect you to work individually in between the sessions. For each session, you will choose a scene from the Academy’s drive, where you will also find recordings for American-English. You will do 2-3 takes at the academy. We play the best take on a big screen and the group will give feedback. For every week, you will set a new goal to progress. By collaborating, we improve our craft, together!

Self-Tape Training & Motivation Sessions in English

Peggy Hall is a well-known and respected voice coach who works with A-list actors all around the world, such as Juliette Binoche, John Malkovich, Halle Berry, Colin Firth, Daniel Craig, & Léa Seydoux, Catherine Deneuve and other excellent talents. Her credentials include renowned and award-winning titles, having worked with directors such as Ron Howard, Lana Wachowski and Terry Gilliam and creative producers like Barbara Broccoli, Luc Besson and Anne Thomopoulos. She has been in the business for many years and her long career takes her on a diverse range of film sets like From Paris With Love, Da Vinci Code and Le Chocolat among many others. Peggy Hall was born in the U.S and holds a B.A Cum Laude with double majors in the Theatre and Foreign Languages & Linguistics departments from Hollins University, Virginia, USA. After this, she moved to Paris and continued her education in language at La Sorbonne and the Tomatis Language Center. She also attended production, screenplay and dialogue courses at l’Université de Paris lll and the Susan Batson Studio, along with diverse, ongoing workshop and internship experiences and self-study exploration, from where she has built her way in the industry. Peggy's areas of expertise include dialogue, accent reduction, character expression and acting in English. She is widely appreciated for the quality talent support that she provides to actors, directors, writers and producers, at times collaborating at producer-level.
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With 20 years of experience, Annette Trumel has worked on French and international productions in the fields of cinema, television and advertising. She has casted actors in France for the movie INSYRIATED (Une Famille Syrienne) which has won many festival awards like Berlinale 2017, Angoulême 2017, Magritte 2018. She has worked on SOLDAT BLANC (White Soldier) - the French winner on the Emmy Award 2015. Her credits include FEMME FATALE, BEFORE SUNSET, BLACK TIDE, LA MARCHEUSE, LOULOU, THE INCREDIBLE SECRET who has won César for the best animated film in 2014. Recently Annette casted actors in France for VERSAILLES (30 episodes) and Spy City (10 episodes) TV series. She is currently working on several projects for 2020. Annette has worked in movies with James Ivory, Richard Linklater, Marc Recha, Erick Zonca, Andrzej Zulawski and Yousry Nasrallah; in TV series with Arnaud Sélignac and Virginie Wagon among others.
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Gergana founded the Paris Film Academy in 2012, creating a unique opportunity for French & European actors to get support and training in American acting techniques, to improve their English accent and to prepare for auditions and always stay positive and motivated. Gergana has received substantial training in Los Angeles with celebrity acting coaches, such as Larry Moss, Michelle Danner, and Ivana Chubbuck. She has also studied meditation, mindfulness, breathing techniques, and personal development coaching. She has attended numerous seminars, retreats and workshops in Paris, Moscow, Los Angeles, and Bali. Being an artist & self-motivated person, Gergana is driven by the conviction that each of us has the potential for greatness and has unlimited capabilities. Furthermore, she believes that through proactivity, meditation, and mostly by changing your own thoughts you can really change your destiny. Gergana has a profound respect and love for actors and their craft. Together with the Paris Film Academy, she has produced several short movies which have been shown and have been recompensed in festivals in France and the USA. Gergana also has a master’s degree in European Business Law. While studing law in Paris she won the Annual Student Trial Advocacy Competition. She is fluent in English, French, Russian, and Bulgarian.
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Keep up your training, gain confidence and find support from fellow actors!
By the end of the Training you will:

--> Have confidence in your self and your skills

--> Have progressed in English by acting in English

--> Know how to avoid common self-taping mistakes

--> Be comfortable with self-tape auditions

--> Have achieved your weekly goals

--> Have been an inspiration to others

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