Next Actor Studio

Next Actor Studio's International Film Festival NIFF HOUSTON kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the River Oaks Theatre, with TALK, starring William Baldwin (Backdraft), directed by French filmmaker  Romuald Boulanger, followed by the short film TIC, directed by Columbia alum Christian Jacob Roman of ATX, who was in attendance. The opening night feature PARIS LA BLANCHE, directed by Algerian filmmaker Lidia Terki.left a mark with audience long after it was over. 

On October 19, the awards ceremony took place at the studio, with a packed house, where our alum Warren Pacheco emceed the program, and alum Gigi Foreman, Kristian Peterson, Jerri Kaittany, Evelyn Lozano and Demi Chan presented awards to the winners.

William Baldwin won the best actor award while Tassadit Mandi won the best actress, Paris La Blanche won best film and best director award.


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While in Houston to shoot their parts in our films at Next Actor Studio, actors ERIC ROBERTS (The Dark Knight),  JANA LEE HAMBLIN (Jane the Virgin, Ballers), RICK FOX (He Got Game) answer questions about their acting method and share tips to balance working in Hollywood blockbusters and independent films.

Just because we are not attending acting classes, does not mean we have to stop practicing.

To keep our creative muscles honed during these trying times, we are having a Next Actor Studio Self-Tape Challenge.
Stay home, stay safe, stay creative.

Click here to check out the very hard third round of self-tape challenges.

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Gigi, Alejandro, Kristian, Evelyn, Erik, Warren (emcee) and Jerri at the awards night of Niff Houston Int'l Film Festival where they participated as emcee and presenters.

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We are extremely excited to welcome back one of our favorite actors ERIC ROBERTS as part of the cast of our upcoming series RECAST, filming in Los Angeles and Houston.

Eric has previously played the role of Dr. Bing in our soon-to-release feature film 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE.

This will be our second collaboration with this Oscar and Golden Globe nominated actor.

Gretchen performs her material, during our Intense Stanislavski Workshop. 


Our students who speak more than one language often perform their scenes in English and other languages, making the studio a global artistic community. 

Our students who speak more than one language often perform their scenes in English and other languages, such as Arabic, Bulgarian, Castellano, French, Gujarati, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Swahili, Ukranian, Urdu, making the studio a global artistic community. 
We welcome students to join us via Zoom by emailing : and continue to enjoy art in this time of social distancing.

TRAILER OF OUR UPCOMING FEATURE '6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE', starring Oscar-Nominee Eric Roberts, actress and United Nations Speaker Kamala Lopez and Next Actor Alum Alexandra Goel.

We are proud to have Halliburton CEO Jeffrey Miller as a Stanislavski alum of Next Actor Film School.


"No form of art goes beyond ordinary consciousness as film does, straight to our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul." - Ingmar Bergman

Actress Caroline Tudor speaks to Deborah Duncan in "Great Day Houston" about our film Sex Marriage Infidelity, written and directed by Next Actor alum Richard Finger.

Heroica Films of Los Angeles joins Next Actor Films and Lake Camp Productions as the production company of RECAST SERIES, written and directed by Trisha Ray.

Based on our 2007 feature Bleep Love, Recast series will be shot in Hollywood, California and Houston, Texas. Actress, Producer and United Nations Speaker KAMALA LOPEZ, who is the CEO of Heroica Films joins the series in a recurring lead role.

Kamala had earlier worked in our last feature 6 Rounds of Chloeas an actress and associate producer.

Auditions will be held in Los Angeles and Houston. Both Union and non-union actors may apply. 

Next Actor Alum ASH THAPLIYAL (right) with Oscar winner Allison Janey in the movie Troop Zero, also starring Oscar winner Viola Davis. Watch it on Amazon Prime.

Big congrats to our very talented young alum ALEC LASTRAP on getting signed by the well-known Hollywood Talent Agency, Coast to Coast.

Alec, who started with Next Actor two years ago, is a rapper, model and an actor, whose music is available on spotify and itunes.
We are now looking forward to his new phase with acting.