On September 12th Susana and I returned to Los Angeles from a five week vacation in Carmel. We adore Carmel! Walking on Scenic drive along the ocean is like a visit to Paradise. We saw over two dozen movies, and rested a lot recovering from an exhausting year of work, and some health issues. I am still recuperating very nicely. Non-the-less we both worked on writing our books. I was able to accomplish twenty pages while my lovely wife had similar success on her book.
When we returned we jumped right back into teaching the classes and private lessons.
On September 29th we had a Mini Jamboree on Subpersonalities and Imaging which took place at
the UCLA Conference Center in Lake Arrowhead. It ran from the 29th of September to the 2nd of October. We had fourteen actors participating from all over the world: Turkey, Spain, Canada, and US. The work culminated in some of the most incredible scene work I have ever seen in all the years that I have been teaching. Susana worked with them teaching, preparing, and directing them into the kind of work that garners nominations for awards. I was blown away by the quality of their work.
Please join us at our next Mini Jamboree on Externals, December 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th.
Call us at 323-466-9250 and sign up!
We are so happy that so many of our people are working in the industry. John Nicholson, having done eight segments of a new series that will air in January, was called back to do four more segments. Aisha Dale doesn’t stop working, going from one series to another. Richard Abraham and Mitch Levene are doing a play downtown, “The Tension Experience: Ascension”. They have received great comments on their work. They are fabulous! Suzanne Marie goes from one job to another, and is doing the lead in a short film while rehearsing for another one. After finishing the fourth segment of “American Horror Story” Kamilla Alnes flew to England to do a pilot. She filmed for eight weeks, and returned here for a slew of auditions.
Dafne Samyeli, who is a beautiful and very successful talk show host, and actress in Turkey has come to L.A. to study with Susana and me for a whole year. My classes are going great. Everyone is growing, and the Intensive which Susana teaches mostly, as well as her private sessions are yielding great results for our actors professionally.
This is my 58th year of teaching, or I should say this is my 58th year teaching actors ‘not to act’. It never seems to get old for me. I keep reaching for new inspiration and adding new approaches to the work. I am incredibly proud of what Susana has accomplished. She has built a great following all over the world. For actors who cannot come to the US she works over the telephone or through skype. It works beautifully.
When you wake up every morning be grateful that you are on a chosen journey, count your blessings, and know that the largest number of people on the planet unfortunately never had the opportunity to choose what they wanted to do with their lives.
Be happy and well and remember an actor is an actor twenty four hours a day for the rest of your lives.
Do not forget to go out and vote on November 8th. It is your right and a true blessing.
Be a participant of your future.
We wish all of you health, peace, happiness, and lots of love.
Eric and Susana