Limelight

Academy

Limelight

Academy

Choose from our 10, 12 or 15 Month Acting Academy for Kids, Teens and Adults.

If you are truly serious about launching your Acting Career... 

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Now offering THREE options for our Premier Acting Program!!!

...then the Limelight Academy is for you!

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10-Month (Gold) 
12-Month (Platinum)
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15-Month (Onyx)
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Limelight Academy
Gold Program
(10 Months)
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Course Breakdown

All private lessons in the Gold Program are one hour, once per week for 10 months

MONTH 1 – IMPROV


This course allows the actor to perform without a script. Directors love to use improv on set, and it’s a very beneficial skill to have when doing commercials. Knowledge of improvisation is extremely helpful with interviewing/spokesperson skills as well.

MONTH 2 – COLD READING


The focus is on reading aloud from a script or other text without any rehearsal, practice or study in advance. Learning the skill of cold reading is very important to an actor’s career. 

MONTH 3 – SCENE STUDY


During our scene study instruction, students learn how to perform with multiple actors. This is a necessary component that all actors must learn.

MONTH 4 – ON CAMERA


Understanding acting for the camera is an important asset. We combine acting with how-to’s for performing on camera to enhance your performance and get those acting jobs.

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FREE HEADSHOTS
INLUDED WITH 10 MONTH COURSE!

A $625 Value FREE!!!!

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Included with your 10 month Limelight Academy Course you will receive a headshot photo session

(4 to 5 headshot looks) with one of the best photographers in the industry!

A $625 Value FREE!

*Headshots are taken during Month 8

FREE HEADSHOTS
INLUDED WITH 10 MONTH COURSE!
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MONTH 5 – SELF TAPE


A majority of auditions are done through self tape submissions where you film your audition and send it back to the casting director or agent for viewing. It's extremely crucial to have the right lighting, background and camera angle with the proper eye-line towards the camera for truly professional results. By the end of month 5 you will be a natural at doing self tapes so you can pour 100% of your newly acquired acting skills into that role that you are going for!

MONTH 6 – VOICEOVER


Voiceover is Acting! Learn different tricks and techniques around the house with easily accessible and reasonably priced equipment that can be purchased on sites like Amazon. Study and practice will include doing voiceover for narration, animation, audiobooks, video games, television and film, commercials and more. After Month 6 you'll be sounding like the Pros and ready to start submitting to voiceover auditions!

MONTH 7 – COMMERCIAL

Commercials are a combination of acting AND selling a product. Month 7 is devoted to learning and focusing on the skills and techniques involved in being a successful commercial actor and spokesperson. You can have a great career alone just doing commercials!

MONTH 8 – MODELING/HEADSHOTS PREP


The first 2 weeks of this month are devoted to modeling. Learning poses, how to walk on a runway and learning the business of modeling and how to break into this field. The next 2 weeks are devoted to your headshots. Agents and Casting Directors see your headshots and resume before meeting you in person. During this month we will go over what you will do at your photo sessions. We will pick out what to wear, decide on your image, practice poses and discuss what not to eat or drink prior to the shoot and more. You will receive up to 5 great headshots with different looks. Headshots are your calling card. This important step cannot be missed.

MONTH 9 – SUBMISSIONS


Stay ahead of the game by learning the business behind the entertainment industry. Learn the process of submitting to agents and casting directors and how online breakdowns work. This time will also be utilized to craft your resume and cover letter.

MONTH 10 – THE RECAP & GRADUATION


We will have a refresher course of all that was learned during the previous 9 months. A great opportunity to ask questions and strengthen your newly acquired acting and modeling skills.

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Limelight Academy
Platinum Program (12 Months)
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Course Breakdown

All private lessons in the Platinum Program are 90 minutes, once per week for 12 months

MONTH 1 – IMPROV


This course allows the actor to perform without a script. Directors love to use improv on set, and it’s a very beneficial skill to have when doing commercials. Knowledge of improvisation is extremely helpful with interviewing/spokesperson skills as well.

MONTH 2 – COLD READING


The focus is on reading aloud from a script or other text without any rehearsal, practice or study in advance. Learning the skill of cold reading is very important to an actor’s career. 

MONTH 3 – SCENE STUDY


During our scene study instruction, students learn how to perform with multiple actors. This is a necessary component that all actors must learn.

MONTH 4 – ON CAMERA


Understanding acting for the camera is an important asset. We combine acting with how-to’s for performing on camera to enhance your performance and get those acting jobs.

MONTH 5 – SELF TAPE


A majority of auditions are done through self tape submissions where you film your audition and send it back to the casting director or agent for viewing. It's extremely crucial to have the right lighting, background and camera angle with the proper eye-line towards the camera for truly professional results. By the end of month 5 you will be a natural at doing self tapes so you can pour 100% of your newly acquired acting skills into that role that you are going for!

MONTH 6 – VOICEOVER


Voiceover is Acting! Learn different tricks and techniques around the house with easily accessible and reasonably priced equipment that can be purchased on sites like Amazon. Study and practice will include doing voiceover for narration, animation, audiobooks, video games, television and film, commercials and more. After Month 6 you'll be sounding like the Pros and ready to start submitting to voiceover auditions!

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FREE HEADSHOTS
INLUDED WITH 12 MONTH COURSE!

A $625 Value FREE!!!!

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Included with your 12 month Limelight Academy PLATINUM Course you will receive a headshot photo session

(4 to 5 headshot looks) with one of the best photographers in the industry!

A $625 Value FREE!

*Headshots are taken during in Month 10 during Hollywood Week

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MONTH 11 – SUBMISSIONS

During this time we will be going through headshots, footage from filming, creating your resume and cover letter, actor's reel and casting agency lists to submit to. Learn the process of submitting to agents and casting directors and how online breakdowns work. Stay ahead of the game by learning the business behind the business of the entertainment industry. 

MONTH 12 – RECAP AND GRADUATION

We will have a refresher course of all that was learned during the previous 11 months to solidify your skill-set. A great opportunity to review, ask questions and strengthen your newly acquired acting and modeling skills

HOLLYWOOD WEEK!

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For our 12 month students, we present to you Hollywood Week, which is included as part of this program.
 
You will film real scenes on a real Hollywood soundstage with real sets for your actor's reel, which we put together for you and is yours to keep!
 
Also included, you will have a photoshoot session with one of the industry's best photographers for your headshots, with up to 5 looks!

For our out of state students, your package includes a 7 Day/6 night stay in Los Angeles with roundtrip airfare for you and a companion, hotel accommodations and transportation!


 
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*Hollywood week occurs during month 10 of the Limelight Academy Platinum program.

 

*Also available to local students, travel not included. Contact us for details. 

MONTH 7 – COMMERCIAL

Commercials are a combination of acting AND selling a product. Month 7 is devoted to learning and focusing on the skills and techniques involved in being a successful commercial actor and spokesperson. You can have a great career alone just doing commercials! 

MONTH 8 – TV & FILM BLOCKING/FILMING PREP


You've nailed the audition! You've booked the part! Now comes time to know what to do on set! Here, we will review the scenes and commercials you will be shooting during Hollywood Week. You will learn everything from, camera blocking to working with camera crew and everyone else that will be on set when all eyes are on you! 

MONTH 9 – MODELING/HEADSHOTS PREP

 

The first 2 weeks of this month are devoted to modeling. You will learn poses, how to walk on a runway and the general business of modeling and what it takes to break into this field. The next 2 weeks are devoted to your headshots. Agents and Casting Directors see your headshots and resume before meeting you in person. This time will be used to prep you for your headshot photo sessions. We will pick out what to wear, decide on your image, practice poses and discuss what not to eat or drink prior to the shoot and more. You will receive up to 5 great headshots with different looks. Headshots are your calling card. This important step cannot be missed.

MONTH 10 – REHEARSE & PREP FOR HOLLYWOOD WEEK. TRAVEL TO LOS ANGELES FOR FILM SHOOT AND HEADSHOTS  

Month 10 will be nothing short of exciting as you will finally get to film 2 Scenes and a Commercial on a real 7000 Sq. foot Hollywood soundstage! This is also the month you get to take your headshots. Don't worry! You will have had plenty of opportunity to rehearse and practice before before the cameras start rolling.

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Watch recent Limelight students share their amazing Hollywood Week experience!
Student Testimonials
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Course Breakdown
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Limelight Academy
Onyx Program
(15 Months)
Everything Included in the Platinum Academy plus...

• All private lessons in the Onyx Program increase from 90 minutes to 120 minutes, once per week for 15 months

• Acting Tools & Techniques

• Voiceover Recording with Tania Gunadi

• Mock Audition/Callback/Producers Sessions

• Producing and Writing. You will learn to Produce and Write your own short film and then bring it to life during your

Hollywood Week shoot

• Hollywood Week: Shoot 1 Drama Scene, 1 Comedy Scene, 1 Commercial, and a Short Film - Written and Produced by You!

• Hollywood Week: Limo transportation to and from your Shoot

• Hollywood Week: Hair and Makeup Stylist provided for your Shoot

• Branding Yourself as an Actor: The Business side of the business!

• Headshots: Number of looks increases from 5 to Unlimited

(*Unlimited looks in a 4hr session)

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

•  Finding your voice.

•  Exploring characters from human to robot to animals to inanimate objects.

•  How to give life to animated characters.

•  Villains and Superhero Action Sequences.

•  Applying acting skills to voice acting.

•  Breaking down animation script and video games.

•  Mic techniques to develop characters and nuances of voices.

•  Combining live action, improv and voiceover.

•  Exercises to discover the range of your emotions and moment to moment acting.

•  Tricks and tips on how to work with directors and other actors in the recording studio.

•  How to analyze commercial copy.

•  Voiceover tips for recording on mic.

•  ADR and dubbing.

•  Mock Client and Producer Sessions for Voiceover: what to expect in the recording booth when you book the job.

•  Understanding the business of voice acting and how it relates to live action.

Voiceover Recording with
Tania Gunadi

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Adding a voiceover skill-set to your toolbox can translate into a big advantage for you as a trained actor. Dramatically expand the number of auditions you go out for and jobs you can potentially book!

 

Imagine lending your voice to that next big Animated Feature Film or Series! How about video games? Audio books! Commercials! The possibilities are endless! 

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Academy Breakdown by Month

Month 1: Improv

Month 2: Cold Reading

Month 3: Scene Study

Month 4: Acting Tools & Techniques

Month 5: On Camera

Month 6: Self Tape

Month 7: Voiceover

Month 8: Commercial

Month 9: Branding Yourself as an Actor

Month 10: Mock Audition/Callback/Producer Sessions

Month 11: Producing and Writing

Month 12: TV& Film Blocking/Filming Prep

Month 13: Hollywood Week Prep and Shoot

Month 14: Headshots Prep and Shoot

Month 15: Submissions/Recap & Graduation

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Producing and Writing 

This component of the Onyx Academy will be devoted to exploring and developing your skills as a Producer & Writer. Many of today's biggest Actors also happen to be prolific Screenwriters and Producers! 

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock and Tom Cruise, just to name a few... have all had a big hand behind-the-scenes in their own movies as either Writers, Producers or both!

Do you have a flare for Comedy? How about Drama? Perhaps you see yourself creating that next big Zombie Apocalypse or Vampire series! Whatever the case may be, together we will help you craft and create a short film! We will teach you how to write it, produce it and then bring it to life during Hollywood Week as you will get to shoot it for real! 

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Branding yourself as an Actor: The Business side of the business. 

One of the most neglected areas that the majority of up-and-coming actors fail to recognize is that they are their own "business!"

What makes you different then everyone else? How do you set yourself apart and stand out? These are the questions we ask and will set out to answer in this Academy component.

As an actor you need to know how to brand and market yourself, just as any other successful business does.

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You are your own business. As such, everything you do as an actor should be viewed through not just an artistic lens but a business lens as well.

From how to take your headshots, what looks we want to create based on all the different character types you could possibly go out for, to dealing with agents, managers, casting directors and Producers. How to talk to them. What to say. What not to say.

 

We will cover these areas and everything in between so you don't just know what you are doing in front of the camera, but behind the camera as well. 

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Hollywood Week

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The time has finally come! Hollywood Week is here! You've worked hard to get to this moment... and now the spotlight is on you! It's time to shine!

This is where you get to shoot a comedy scene, drama scene, commercial and last but not least...your very own short film, written and produced by you!

We don't want you to worry about anything other than nailing your scenes and looking the part!

So, you and up to 3 guests will be picked up and brought to the soundstage in a limo. Upon arrival, you will proceed to wardrobe for styling, hair and makeup, while your guests get to hang out and relax in the green room where they can enjoy snacks and refreshments. They will also be able to join you for lunch, which is provided mid-way through the day.

It will be a long day, so fear not... your limo will be waiting to take you and your guests back home.

 

You've worked hard for this and deserve it!

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Limo for you
and your guests
to and from Set.


 

Upon arrival, it's straight to wardrobe for styling, hair and makeup.

 

You will shoot on a 7000 Sq. ft. Soundstage!

Real Sets. Real Scenes. Real Crew.

Really!

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The Ultimate Unlimited Shoot!

 

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*Actual Limelight Acting Studio Student Headshots

4 hour shoot with Unlimited Looks. Includes Hair and Makeup Artist!

 

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*Actual Limelight Acting Studio Student Headshots

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*Actual Limelight Acting Studio Student Headshots

Headshots with Unlimited Looks!

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