“The actors who were training regularly as teens are the ones who are working the most in their twenties.” -Tiffany Mak, Casting Director (Siren, Sacred Lies, Dirk Gently, etc; 140 casting credits on IMDB)
Intensives are a chance for students to see the kind of progress they can make when they are able to devote 100% to acting. Classes are based around the skills students need to audition and work on set. Students can expect to have fun, learn about themselves, open up, build confidence, make new friends, and prepare for professional work in a supportive learning environment. Students are assigned a new script each day, and video from class is uploaded to a private page on our website. Instructors Leanne Lapp, Emily Tennant and Michael Bean are all working actors and experienced teachers and audition coaches. Whenever possible we invite local casting directors in for a private workshop (TBA; because of their busy schedules we confirm week-of). Past intensives have featured Tiffany Mak, Judy Lee, Jackie Lind, Kris Woznesensky, Kara Eide, Michelle Allen and Candice Elzinga.
No experience is necessary to join, and all intensives are mixed level. We care about making sure that each student is appropriately challenged. Biz Studio students have about twice the one-on-one time with faculty as students at other schools (max of 6 students per class), so our instructors can choose material appropriate to each student, and personally guide them towards reaching their goals. We have a legacy of training young actors who go on to work in the industry, *outstanding* instructors, and a beautiful downtown campus inside a working film & tv casting studio at 788 Beatty St.
How To Register: To confirm your registration in any class or workshop click the “register now” button to pay with a credit card via PayPal, or call (604) 801-7050. Plans may change? No problem! Students who cancel a minimum of two weeks prior to the start of the class will be refunded 100% of their course fee.
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | September to November (8 weeks) | $495+GST |
Wednesdays 4:30-6:30 w. Stephanie Halber | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming SoonSaturdays 12:00-2:00 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming Soon Sundays 12:30-2:30 w. Leanne Lapp and Emily Tennant | Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | January to March (8 weeks) | $495+GST | Coming Soon
Teens Spring Break Intensives March| Age 12-17 | Max 6 Students | Monday to Friday 1:30-5:30 | $495+GST | Coming Soon
On Camera Scene Study (Audition Required)
“Dreams are free. Goals have a cost. While you can daydream for free, goals don’t come without a price. Time, effort, sacrifice and sweat. How will you pay for your goals?” -Usain Bolt, Olympic sprinter, nine time gold-medalist, eleven time world champion
Designed for experienced performers looking for a more intense and focused training environment. Audition or invitation is required. Class focuses on exploration, and building the actor’s depth and range. Class includes script analysis, on-camera scene study, audition practice, and technique exercises. Many actors study with us over a course of several years, working on progressively more sophisticated material.