The Actors Centre

Moving Your Career Forward

WHAT IS IT? What actions are you taking to move your career forward? Do you think there’s more you can do, but not sure what that is? There’s always more we can do! Are you still feeling the passion you had when you started this journey? In this one day workshop we’ll look at refining a career concept that motivates you to action, and then explore how to deal with obstacles to your goals and purposes. Instead of waiting for the phone to ring, we will look at how you can create your own path. We will also work on understanding your casting and possibilities for more work. Plus, for those of you considering a trip to LA, there will be plenty of nuts and bolts advice about visas, agents, casting directors, LA theatre and more. HOW WILL IT WORK? You will want to bring something to take notes on - notebook or laptop. Be prepared to reignite your dream and passion about why you wanted to be an actor in the first place. We will start with refining those ideas and then discuss actions and practicalities to make them a reality. There will also be a casting exercise and plenty of Q&A time throughout. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? Knowledge and permission to take charge of your career as a leader and artist from where you are right now in your life. Leaving this workshop you will have a greater clarity and passion of purpose on where you’re headed and how to get there. Plus, you get the perspective and extensive knowledge of someone who has been, and currently is, working as an actor in the trenches of LA. You will find a great deal of support and networking connections that last long after the workshop is done. Price: £40.


Lisa Pescia

Lisa Pescia is a Los Angeles based actress, producer, director and teacher. Her training has been primarily with the late film and theatre director Milton Katselas at the Beverly Hills Playhouse for the last 25 years. She also studied with Mark Travis (The Directorʼs Journey) and co-taught a class for film directors with him at UCLA and AFI. She has taught international students for the last 3 years at TVI in Los Angeles. In 2013 Lisa held a seminar for both film directors and actors at ECIB in Barcelona and last year she brought her acting intensive workshop to Spotlight Studios in London. Besides acting in and directing numerous LA theater productions, Lisa co-founded the Beverly Hills Playhouse Production Company where she developed and produced over 100 original scripts with an emphasis on one-person shows and one-act festivals. She currently is an independent producer and an acting coach to international and local LA students while continuing to remain active in her TV, stage and film career. Television guest stars include: The Mentalist, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Parenthood, Without a Trace, Criminal Minds, Cold Case, Seek & Destroy (Showtime pilot with comedian Neal Brennan) and a recurring role on Seinfeld. Roger Corman gave Lisa her first break by casting her as the star of a Fatal Attraction-type thriller franchise in the early 90ʼs. In 2009 she played the mother of a serial killer in the horror film, 2:13, which was shot by Saw cinematographer, David Armstrong. Most recent film work includes: The M Word directed by Henry Jaglom, starring Frances Fisher and Michael Imperioli, Stealing Roses starring John Heard and Cindy Williams and the indie festival film, Last Ride on the Midwest Pacific. Lisa also wrote, directed, produced and acted in her first short festival film, the award-winning comedy Wedding Jimmy. She is most proud of recently completing a successful run of the critically acclaimed play, Citizen: An American Lyric at the Fountain Theatre in Hollywood.


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