Contributed by: Natalia Livingston
1) What makes your studio a stand out in Atlanta?
We are the only acting studio in Atlanta founded by an Emmy Award Winning Actress. In addition, the principal teachers at the studio are both Emmy Award Winning Actors with over 45 years combined experience in the business. We are the only acting studio in Atlanta (to our knowledge) with an on-camera, completely film focused actor's showcase directed by professional directors, with star-studded special guest actors, and attended by top agents and casting directors.
We go the extra mile for our students. This past Actor Boutique Industry Night Session, for example, we personally emailed agents who attended our AB Industry Night Show and helped secure representation for a significant number of actors who participated in the session. We are a community of professionals with the mission to help actors SUCCEED. This mission is very personal to us. We truly care about each and every actor that studies with us and puts in the work.
2) What services do you offer clients?
First and foremost, we offer rigorous training for our actors. We are serious about the craft of acting and challenge each and every actor to their greatest potential. We offer an extensive curriculum for beginners, intermediate, and advanced actors.
We offer Scene Study and On Camera Scene Study Classes with and without an AB Industry Night Show (our actor's showcase), Audition Technique Classes, and have plans to offer Improv Classes beginning this year!
Our Actor Boutique Industry Night Session is a groundbreaking, incredible opportunity for serious Atlanta actors. During this 5 month session, actors receive rigorous training, on set filming experience, high quality footage for their reel, help creating their marketing package, and the chance to work on set with top casting directors, directors, producers, and writers in Atlanta. Actors hone their craft, push themselves to new heights, and make lifelong friends and contacts in the business.
This session culminates with an AB Industry Night Show. It is an incredible opportunity to get seen by top Atlanta agents, casting directors, directors, producers, and writers. Past guests have included: Jen Kelley of Big Picture Casting, Brian Beegle of Stilwell Casting, Rhavynn Drummer of Tyler Perry Studios, Mark Fincannon of Fincannon and Associates Casting, Olubajo Sonubi Casting, Shannon Reis Casting, Jana Van Dyke Agency, J. Pervis, Real People, and People Store, just to name a few! This past year, our show was written by the talented Jen Kelley. Our actors had the amazing opportunity to act on camera opposite professional actors like Drew Waters (Breaking Bad, Friday Night Lights), Cynthia Preston (the new Jack Ryan Series with John Krasinski), and Emmy Winning Tamara Braun. Can you imagine the incredible footage our actors now have for their reels?!
3) What will I learn from you?
You will learn the craft of acting. Our tools and techniques are a culmination of our training and experiences over the years. Emmy Winning Actor Natalia Livingston brings a wealth of knowledge from her training with top acting teachers in LA including Ivanna Chubbuck, (Halle Berry, Charlize Theron), Steve Helgoth, Margie Haber (Heather Locklear, Colin Egglesfield), Warner Loughlin (Amy Adams), Bobby Lyons, and Candy Kanieki, just to name a few. In addition, she brings extensive experience from over 900 episodes of national television, primetime movies, films, and commercials. Emmy Winning Actor Rick Hearst brings his training from the prestigious Theatre in the Square Acting Conservatory in NYC where he was exposed to an incredible cross-section of acting philosophies including Stanislavski, Meisner, Uta Hagen, and Strasberg. Rick also draws upon extensive TV and film credits, both daytime and primetime.
In addition to powerful tools and techniques that strengthen you as an actor, you will learn how to think outside the box and create your own success in this industry. You will learn how to effectively approach and market yourself in the business. You will learn that YOU are the creator of your destiny and the power is in YOUR hands. You will learn confidence. You will learn to love the process. You will learn to love the craft of acting.
4) How long have you been operating?
Actor Boutique was founded just over four years ago and has quickly become one of the most respected acting studios in Atlanta. We primarily serve Adult Actors. This year, however, we proudly opened our AB Kids and Teens Division and have a fantastic teacher at the helm. Our young actors are absolutely loving their class with Jason!
5) How do I find you?
You can find us at www.actorboutique.com. You can also email us at email@example.com or call us at (404) 596-8556. Actor Boutique is proudly located at Big Picture Casting in Decatur - the casting home of recent movies shot in Atlanta starring Tom Cruise, Nicolas Cage, and Al Pacino -- just to name a few! The address is: 1026 Atlanta Avenue, Decatur, GA
6) What’s near you? (a park, a bar/restaurant, a monument--fill us in)
We’re just a mile from Downtown Decatur! An after-class favorite of our Actor Boutique students is The Thinking Man Tavern, just a few steps from our studio!
Learn more about Actor Boutique online at www.actorboutique.com!