Next Actor Alum, Producer, Screenwriter and Actor KENNETH CHRISTIE in his private on-camera acting session.  Ken, an entrepreneur and a fracker, is the screenwriter, producer and lead actor of the feature film LUNAR NOIR MANIFESTO, that will shoot in Louisiana this year.  Casting for the film is ongoing.

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.

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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.


Students are introduced to building characters with dialogues through exercises, script breakdown and improvisation, while learning the Technical acting with the camera.  Students with stage experience will learn the difference of acting on film vs. theatre. 
Students learn the original Stanislavski Method of Physical Action through exercises that enhance their acting skills, and develop character. Exercises, Improvisation, sense and emotional memory exercise are used to help students make character choices while maintaining the technical aspect of on-camera acting. 

Oscar and Golden Globe nominee ERIC ROBERTS in the Next Actor Studio's SAG-AFTRA film 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE

Next Actor Alum and Actress ROSYLAND JEFFRIES booked and wrapped the H-E-B commercial last week.
We have always been privy to Rosyland's dedication to the craft and hard work - and now, even casting directors, directors and producers are starting to notice it.
Stay tuned to find out when the commercial will air.

Our last feature 6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE is now complete. Stay tuned for release info. The film stars Oscar and Golden Globe nominee Eric Roberts, I <3 Huckabees actress Kamala Lopez, Ballers actress Jana Lee Hamblin.


Next Actor Studio

Next Actor Studio's international film festival Niff Houston is now open for our 2019 edition.

The festival takes place from October 16 - 19 in Houston, with filmmakers attending from different parts of the world to engage with our audience, consisting mainly of our students.

Check out one of our favorite short films from the festival, The Circle, starring Ryan Phillippe (The Lincoln Lawyer)  and Noah Schnapp (Stranger Things), made by director Sheldon Schwartz, that won three awards at Niff 2017, including best short, Best Director, and Chilean Director of Photography Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi, Tomorrowland) winning the Best Cinematographer Award.

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Film & Acting Classes and Workshops in Houston

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. 

A quick screengrab of our Stanislavski and voice acting alum FABIOLA ANDUJAR who has been traveling every week from Houston to Austin to shoot the web series Skam.austin, driving back at night and attending acting classes in the morning. That's the determination of a doer.
By profession, Fabiola is a neuroscientist at Baylor, by passion an actress.
Fabiola recently got accepted into the summer acting program at Yale University and will be spending a lot of time learning and honing her craft from some more of the best in the industry.

Catch our Actress, and associate producer of '6 ROUNDS OF CHLOE' - KAMALA LOPEZ speaks at the United Nations abouther documentary Equal Means Equal, and ratifying ERA and continues her tireless fight to change constitution in favor of women's rights.
Kamala's credentials include Star Trek Voyager, I <3 Huckabee, Miami Vice among other films and TVshows.


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"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

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