John Pallotta Studio of Acting

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If John Pallotta were a boxer, he’d be Jake LaMotta. A singer?
Johnny Cash. Coffee? Triple espresso. An award? Most definitely The Oscar.

John Pallotta is a gifted artist, teacher, and human being whose mission in life is sharing his authority and love of acting with each and every one of his students. His attention and perception are uncanny. He is also one of the most sought after acting coaches in the business today.

John Pallotta is a well-known and respected acting coach offering classes and workshops at John Pallotta Studio as well as private, on-set and online coaching. Students of John Pallotta Studio can currently choose from a variety of classes covering on-camera commercials, film and television, industry preparation, monologues and audition technique. The studio frequently hosts events where industry guests such as talent managers, casting directors, film producers, directors and writers come in to speak and meet with students.

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In 1998 John Pallotta was an Amtrak train conductor. A woman helped him write a play called VEGAS and he single-handedly shopped it all over the trains he was on to all the Hollywood celebrities riding the train going as far as having impromptu stage readings of the play annoying all the passengers. The play almost went into production but the co-writer couldn't bear to re-write the play with him because at this point they were not getting along. So the co-writer moved out of NYC and a few years later John and her met at the off broadway play JANE HO that he had written and self-produced at John's invite in an effort to re-establish their communication. After that John asked his co-writer to re-write HOW I KILLED MY ROOMMATE...because the play was not going anywhere the way he had written it. John verbally promised the play would continue with her rewrites and that they would share monies should it ever get produced. This never happened because JP lied to her and did not live up to his promise however the co-writer did copyright the rewrite in the Library of Congress. To this day JP has not acknowledged the rewrite saying co-writer is psychotic which is not true. In 2010, after a few disagreeable letters, JP left over 100 verbal and text messages on her cell phone which is now archived with her lawyer. Most of the messages were threatening and dangerous making JP's message very clear. He is unwell.John Pallotta is an Amtrak dining room conductor between the NY-Chicago and NY to Washington lines and that is why the classes are in the locations are are in and most of them are either free or for little money. He has been vested in Amtrak and is still working there on the rails. He has been doing this for 20 years and in the past 5 years he has been working to promote his acting school. However, he exaggerates greatly his talents as a writer, as an actor as well. His main acting gig was in the 13th Street Rep in a play called LINE that he played a character for over 10 years for no pay. The co-writer still thinks JP is a great actor and that he can help other people but he is not an award winner of anything - unless you think winning a writing dialog mention is something big. He's just a struggling poor actor trying to make a mark in the world. The co-writer is telling me NOT to write this review but I feel this is important to write and the people reading these reviews should know that John Pallotta is a good actor and may be a good teacher but he is also a great promoter of himself and exaggerates greatly.

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John pushes his students to the next level. The words are just words and John encourages and demands us to breathe life into every piece. He provides his students to survive and excel in the business.

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Wonderful class that ive participated thus far.Ms. Z

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I attended a wonderful two hour course, free intro, and found my self in an abundance of useful information. I look forward to enrolling in as many classes as possible with John Pallotta.

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If this is just beginning I'd hate to see the end Of course I mean that in a good way. I'm confident with his training and preparation I will lend a decent paying job sooner or later As a well-prepared actor.

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I would like to a moment and sent a sincere Thanks to Shenetta Malkia for introducing me to such a great person, teacher and friend John Acting-Coach Pallotta. John Acting-Coach Pallotta, is one of the best Acting Coach I've had the pleasure of meeting and filming for. You've deliver such wonderful talents, which are involved in MalaCom Prod new mob series, "King Sun", such as Adiyb Muhammad, Steve Lichtenstein, Michael Whitehead, Petra Smeltzerand the best Executive Production Assistant anyone could ever ask for Stephanie Thompson-Rhoden.I have more students coming out of your class then anyone I've ever worked with. Keep up the excellent work John Acting-Coach!For those of you actors, old, new or beginners, this class is a must attend, so please don't miss out. Feel free to reach him at johnpallatostudios.com.MalaCom Production

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John Pallotta is thee best!! He has truly played a pivotal role in shaping me as an actor. I continue to grow under his wing and can make the right choices as an actror!

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John Pallotta is quickly becoming one of the top acting teachers and coaches in New York City. He is being sought after by film companies, theatre companies and actors. John is based out of New York where he is an award-winning playwright, actor and coach; and he maintains a busy schedule of teaching and coaching both on set and in his New York City Studio. John also teaches intensives around the country. John’s 2011 Intensives include: New York City New Jersey. Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, and Indiana.

John Pallotta Studio is a NYC based acting workshops that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television and theatre industry. Classes are small and very individualized. So actors can work every week.

Classes at the Studio include Scene Study, Cold Reading, Improvisation, On-Camera, Scene Study, and techniques designed to address the specific needs of the individual actor. Each week sides which are currently casting are expected by the student, rehearsed, taped. Attention is also paid to individual acting concerns, monologues, improvisation and scene study. Students are responsible to bring material.

Since John founded the studio five years ago he has recieved amazing reviews from such names as: Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline, Emmy Award Winner James Brown, Film Icon Robert Downey Sr., Goodfellas and Bronx Tale Star- Joseph Donofrio, 90's Sitcom Star Penwar from Family Matters and Tyler Perry's Movies, Broadway Producer Ruben Brache, B52's Kate Pierson, 30 Rock's Matt Sternberg, and Life on Mars Dom Mancini. The list keep growing and growing.

Visit us at www.johnpallotta.com

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I have known John Pallotta for 25 years. I have been in class with him, and am now happy to be in his class. He has proven to be a true Master; I am so proud of what he has achieved. He constantly pushes us out of our comfort zones, challenging us to go beyond all limitations. John is without a doubt the very best teacher anyone who is serious about acting can hope for. Thank you

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5

I stumbled across John Pallotta on MeetUp.com and came to one of his intensives over a year ago. He is not just your ordinary teacher, he is much much more. He takes you under his wing, he guides you, mentors you, gets into your mind and spirit. I like the fact that some of his actors in class were with him for years (which tells me something). He is about teaching and not just about filling up a room with actors and collecting your money. I intend on staying a long time. If your insearch of a real acting teacher, then a reccommend John/

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You are my favorite Acting Teacher for many reasons! 1.) You can pin point the details to improve your students work from text to delivery (I have watched you cure people of life long speech impediments and torrets) 2.) You can call out actors from Yale and Juillard on their weak performance. 3.) You never let the Actor stop working you always make them add more layers and more angles 4.) You are John PallottaJane Hagerty

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5

John is a great guy and he can also be very hard to on folks. He explains that the world out there is a lot more harder than he is. He tries so much to help people but sometimes some of the people in class take advantage of him and sneak in class which is sad because he is a gentle person. He went with me on my very very first audition ever, though I didnt get it, I know that no other teacher would ever do that for me. I would highly reccommend.

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John Pallotta and The Actors’ Workout have supplied me with the necessary tools needed for effective auditioning and acting. The attention John Pallotta gives both in the workshop and in private lessons has helped evolve my talents as an actor. John’s ability to keep the actor grounded while at the same time pushing his/her abilities exemplifies the type of instruction long needed in the NYC's acting community.

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“John has made all the difference in the world to my acting. The lessons and tools John provided will help me for a lifetime. I helped to see my path more clearly now, I am moving along with more confidence. He has agents review you in class on a regular basis from the industries point of view. John gets into your head and touches your heart. He has a don't be late and a no phone policy in class. You will be asked to leave if your not about the craft. I admire him as a caring professional and as a man”

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John Pallotta is a no bull, no ballons, no gimmicks kind of teacher. He is straight from the hip and tells you the truth. If you can't handle the truth you should probably look elsewhere. His simply motto - acting tools that work so you can work.He has a habit of throwing out actors that are there for the wrong reason. He sometimes has stars in class, like Joe Donofrio and others. Fame and fortune seeks please dont come. We are a tights group of professional actors and only want the same to join. Love you John

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I tell all my readers if you're interested in Acting get in a good school with people who know the game preferably in New York or L.A. because thats where they make films ,T.V. and have the top stage produtions.I reccomend John Pallotta in NYC if you're serious.Darrell S. HarrissionActor Write

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I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing.

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I’ve known John most of my acting life - bout 3 years (his core actors stick around). John is a great teacher. He studied with the great acting teachers of the 20th century, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen and a zillion more and his work is inspiring, specific, tough, demanding, and freeing. He gets results by his dedication to The Work. He’s one of the best. And unlike most, his own ego doesn’t get in the way and he not about shameless promotion. He’s truly dedicated to the development of the art. Catch him while you can!

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I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing.I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing.

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Hi this is John's Assist just posting some of the hundreds of John's reviews.New Testimonials"Your fabulous teacher John Pallotta, a man dedicated to the craft of acting. You're all in very good hands! Keep Studying, keep learning, study the world and you'll be wonderful actors."Meryl StreepAcademy Award Winning Actress“Always be ready when opportunity comes and always listen to what John Pallotta has to say. He’s got a good heart, his head is in the right place and he’ll set you straight.”Kevin KlineAcademy Award Winning Actor“You are my favorite Acting Teacher for many reasons! 1.) You can pin point the details to improve your students work from text to delivery (I have watched you cure people of life long speech impediments and torrets) 2.) You can call out actors from Yale and Juillard on their weak performance. 3.) You never let the Actor stop working you always make them add more layers and more angles 4.) You are John Pallotta”Jane HagertyMaster Teacher/ActorThank you very much. i am inspired again to just dive back into it...! i loved your class..., and i find it a challenge that i found myself a bit scared, like the first day of school or something, even though i had trained and been through the process and act for a few years.... so i want to go about it differently and not be afraid. embracing the character... all that jazz.Jared Salim“There is a very old saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” John Pallotta appeared in my life when I was ready to become a serious actor. In March of 2006, at the age of 64, I began my acting career as a background actor in movies & TV. I registered with some agents who got me work. I began having fun on the sets, and making friends. About a year later I took my wife to see Phantom of the Opera, and realized I wanted to do live theater, without a clue as to how to even begin. A few weeks later, one of my agents told me via e-mail that a person named John Pallotta was offering a free acting class to her people. I went to that first class & liked the gentle way John taught, and the insights he had from being an actor & a playwright. I continued to attend John's classes every Sunday when I wasn't booked on a paying job. John helped me create and improve my monologues, of which I had none when I started his classes. Today, I was asked to audition for an understudy role in a play. I got the role! This would not, could not have happened if not for my working with John.”Bill RappI'm happy to work with John Pallotta. He has shown me the difference between an actor and someone who just wants to be on TV. He has taught me to focus on not just getting the emotion of the character, but learning to get to the point of what caused those emotions. He makes you look deep within yourself and capture that authenticity of a true performer.Libnen Delente“After I finish up with the production I'm in now...I will be back to take full advantage of your free acting workshop...Thanks so much!”Jamaal Morgan“When I came to New York I want to take classes. I could not afford the high price of classes!!! What a wonderful thing to offer actors- FREE/Donation training? And… By a wonderful, caring professional in the business. Unbelievable!” Michelle Triply“It is an honor for me, to work with such a talented actor and playwright as Mr. Pallotta. Thank you… Thank you… Thank you and thank you!”Sarah Francois“I would recommend John Pallotta’s class to anyone seeking a life in the theatre and acting. The classes that he teaches give me what I need to get out there in the acting world. My experiences in his classes have given me the enormous courage to just go forward, and his words and thoughts are invaluable.”Connie SulliereJohn is a kind person and straight forward. When you first speak to him, he speaks to you as if you have known him for years. He has a sentimental heart for all us struggling actors, and he provides and great classes for actor who want to learn. I have only been to one class, and you can believe me that I will be back for more!S. Mcclanahan“I have had several acting teachers and I am still new to the business. None of them taught me how to just be onstage. And to be me! “Susanne Alegiero“It is great to be taught by an actual living breathing playwright and your classes have really given me the confidence to go out there and audition and be willing to ‘expose’ myself. You have been kind, gentle… And a real cocky bastard at times (in a professional way). I know I won't get a part every time I audition, but I do plan to stick with acting because it is something I truly love.Stephen Barrino

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Hi this is John's Assist just posting some of the hundreds of John's reviews.New Testimonials"Your fabulous teacher John Pallotta, a man dedicated to the craft of acting. You're all in very good hands! Keep Studying, keep learning, study the world and you'll be wonderful actors."Meryl StreepAcademy Award Winning Actress“Always be ready when opportunity comes and always listen to what John Pallotta has to say. He’s got a good heart, his head is in the right place and he’ll set you straight.”Kevin KlineAcademy Award Winning Actor“You are my favorite Acting Teacher for many reasons! 1.) You can pin point the details to improve your students work from text to delivery (I have watched you cure people of life long speech impediments and torrets) 2.) You can call out actors from Yale and Juillard on their weak performance. 3.) You never let the Actor stop working you always make them add more layers and more angles 4.) You are John Pallotta”Jane HagertyMaster Teacher/ActorThank you very much. i am inspired again to just dive back into it...! i loved your class..., and i find it a challenge that i found myself a bit scared, like the first day of school or something, even though i had trained and been through the process and act for a few years.... so i want to go about it differently and not be afraid. embracing the character... all that jazz.Jared Salim“There is a very old saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” John Pallotta appeared in my life when I was ready to become a serious actor. In March of 2006, at the age of 64, I began my acting career as a background actor in movies & TV. I registered with some agents who got me work. I began having fun on the sets, and making friends. About a year later I took my wife to see Phantom of the Opera, and realized I wanted to do live theater, without a clue as to how to even begin. A few weeks later, one of my agents told me via e-mail that a person named John Pallotta was offering a free acting class to her people. I went to that first class & liked the gentle way John taught, and the insights he had from being an actor & a playwright. I continued to attend John's classes every Sunday when I wasn't booked on a paying job. John helped me create and improve my monologues, of which I had none when I started his classes. Today, I was asked to audition for an understudy role in a play. I got the role! This would not, could not have happened if not for my working with John.”Bill RappI'm happy to work with John Pallotta. He has shown me the difference between an actor and someone who just wants to be on TV. He has taught me to focus on not just getting the emotion of the character, but learning to get to the point of what caused those emotions. He makes you look deep within yourself and capture that authenticity of a true performer.Libnen Delente“After I finish up with the production I'm in now...I will be back to take full advantage of your free acting workshop...Thanks so much!”Jamaal Morgan“When I came to New York I want to take classes. I could not afford the high price of classes!!! What a wonderful thing to offer actors- FREE/Donation training? And… By a wonderful, caring professional in the business. Unbelievable!” Michelle Triply“It is an honor for me, to work with such a talented actor and playwright as Mr. Pallotta. Thank you… Thank you… Thank you and thank you!”Sarah Francois“I would recommend John Pallotta’s class to anyone seeking a life in the theatre and acting. The classes that he teaches give me what I need to get out there in the acting world. My experiences in his classes have given me the enormous courage to just go forward, and his words and thoughts are invaluable.”Connie SulliereJohn is a kind person and straight forward. When you first speak to him, he speaks to you as if you have known him for years. He has a sentimental heart for all us struggling actors, and he provides and great classes for actor who want to learn. I have only been to one class, and you can believe me that I will be back for more!S. Mcclanahan“I have had several acting teachers and I am still new to the business. None of them taught me how to just be onstage. And to be me! “Susanne Alegiero“It is great to be taught by an actual living breathing playwright and your classes have really given me the confidence to go out there and audition and be willing to ‘expose’ myself. You have been kind, gentle… And a real cocky bastard at times (in a professional way). I know I won't get a part every time I audition, but I do plan to stick with acting because it is something I truly love.Stephen Barrino

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On John PallottaHi this is John's Assist just posting some of the hundreds of John's reviews.New Testimonials"Your fabulous teacher John Pallotta, a man dedicated to the craft of acting. You're all in very good hands! Keep Studying, keep learning, study the world and you'll be wonderful actors."Meryl StreepAcademy Award Winning Actress“Always be ready when opportunity comes and always listen to what John Pallotta has to say. He’s got a good heart, his head is in the right place and he’ll set you straight.”Kevin KlineAcademy Award Winning Actor“You are my favorite Acting Teacher for many reasons! 1.) You can pin point the details to improve your students work from text to delivery (I have watched you cure people of life long speech impediments and torrets) 2.) You can call out actors from Yale and Juillard on their weak performance. 3.) You never let the Actor stop working you always make them add more layers and more angles 4.) You are John Pallotta”Jane HagertyMaster Teacher/ActorThank you very much. i am inspired again to just dive back into it...! i loved your class..., and i find it a challenge that i found myself a bit scared, like the first day of school or something, even though i had trained and been through the process and act for a few years.... so i want to go about it differently and not be afraid. embracing the character... all that jazz.Jared Salim“There is a very old saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” John Pallotta appeared in my life when I was ready to become a serious actor. In March of 2006, at the age of 64, I began my acting career as a background actor in movies & TV. I registered with some agents who got me work. I began having fun on the sets, and making friends. About a year later I took my wife to see Phantom of the Opera, and realized I wanted to do live theater, without a clue as to how to even begin. A few weeks later, one of my agents told me via e-mail that a person named John Pallotta was offering a free acting class to her people. I went to that first class & liked the gentle way John taught, and the insights he had from being an actor & a playwright. I continued to attend John's classes every Sunday when I wasn't booked on a paying job. John helped me create and improve my monologues, of which I had none when I started his classes. Today, I was asked to audition for an understudy role in a play. I got the role! This would not, could not have happened if not for my working with John.”Bill RappI'm happy to work with John Pallotta. He has shown me the difference between an actor and someone who just wants to be on TV. He has taught me to focus on not just getting the emotion of the character, but learning to get to the point of what caused those emotions. He makes you look deep within yourself and capture that authenticity of a true performer.Libnen Delente“After I finish up with the production I'm in now...I will be back to take full advantage of your free acting workshop...Thanks so much!”Jamaal Morgan“When I came to New York I want to take classes. I could not afford the high price of classes!!! What a wonderful thing to offer actors- FREE/Donation training? And… By a wonderful, caring professional in the business. Unbelievable!” Michelle Triply“It is an honor for me, to work with such a talented actor and playwright as Mr. Pallotta. Thank you… Thank you… Thank you and thank you!”Sarah Francois“I would recommend John Pallotta’s class to anyone seeking a life in the theatre and acting. The classes that he teaches give me what I need to get out there in the acting world. My experiences in his classes have given me the enormous courage to just go forward, and his words and thoughts are invaluable.”Connie SulliereJohn is a kind person and straight forward. When you first speak to him, he speaks to you as if you have known him for years. He has a sentimental heart for all us struggling actors, and he provides and great classes for actor who want to learn. I have only been to one class, and you can believe me that I will be back for more!S. Mcclanahan“I have had several acting teachers and I am still new to the business. None of them taught me how to just be onstage. And to be me! “Susanne Alegiero“It is great to be taught by an actual living breathing playwright and your classes have really given me the confidence to go out there and audition and be willing to ‘expose’ myself. You have been kind, gentle… And a real cocky bastard at times (in a professional way). I know I won't get a part every time I audition, but I do plan to stick with acting because it is something I truly love.Stephen Barrino Flag as inappropriate» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0) 0 1janie Jan 11, 2012Hi this is John's Assist just posting some of the hundreds of John's reviews.New Testimonials"Your fabulous teacher John Pallotta, a man dedicated to the craft of acting. You're all in very good hands! Keep Studying, keep learning, study the world and you'll be wonderful actors."Meryl StreepAcademy Award Winning Actress“Always be ready when opportunity comes and always listen to what John Pallotta has to say. He’s got a good heart, his head is in the right place and he’ll set you straight.”Kevin KlineAcademy Award Winning Actor“You are my favorite Acting Teacher for many reasons! 1.) You can pin point the details to improve your students work from text to delivery (I have watched you cure people of life long speech impediments and torrets) 2.) You can call out actors from Yale and Juillard on their weak performance. 3.) You never let the Actor stop working you always make them add more layers and more angles 4.) You are John Pallotta”Jane HagertyMaster Teacher/ActorThank you very much. i am inspired again to just dive back into it...! i loved your class..., and i find it a challenge that i found myself a bit scared, like the first day of school or something, even though i had trained and been through the process and act for a few years.... so i want to go about it differently and not be afraid. embracing the character... all that jazz.Jared Salim“There is a very old saying: "When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” John Pallotta appeared in my life when I was ready to become a serious actor. In March of 2006, at the age of 64, I began my acting career as a background actor in movies & TV. I registered with some agents who got me work. I began having fun on the sets, and making friends. About a year later I took my wife to see Phantom of the Opera, and realized I wanted to do live theater, without a clue as to how to even begin. A few weeks later, one of my agents told me via e-mail that a person named John Pallotta was offering a free acting class to her people. I went to that first class & liked the gentle way John taught, and the insights he had from being an actor & a playwright. I continued to attend John's classes every Sunday when I wasn't booked on a paying job. John helped me create and improve my monologues, of which I had none when I started his classes. Today, I was asked to audition for an understudy role in a play. I got the role! This would not, could not have happened if not for my working with John.”Bill RappI'm happy to work with John Pallotta. He has shown me the difference between an actor and someone who just wants to be on TV. He has taught me to focus on not just getting the emotion of the character, but learning to get to the point of what caused those emotions. He makes you look deep within yourself and capture that authenticity of a true performer.Libnen Delente“After I finish up with the production I'm in now...I will be back to take full advantage of your free acting workshop...Thanks so much!”Jamaal Morgan“When I came to New York I want to take classes. I could not afford the high price of classes!!! What a wonderful thing to offer actors- FREE/Donation training? And… By a wonderful, caring professional in the business. Unbelievable!” Michelle Triply“It is an honor for me, to work with such a talented actor and playwright as Mr. Pallotta. Thank you… Thank you… Thank you and thank you!”Sarah Francois“I would recommend John Pallotta’s class to anyone seeking a life in the theatre and acting. The classes that he teaches give me what I need to get out there in the acting world. My experiences in his classes have given me the enormous courage to just go forward, and his words and thoughts are invaluable.”Connie SulliereJohn is a kind person and straight forward. When you first speak to him, he speaks to you as if you have known him for years. He has a sentimental heart for all us struggling actors, and he provides and great classes for actor who want to learn. I have only been to one class, and you can believe me that I will be back for more!S. Mcclanahan“I have had several acting teachers and I am still new to the business. None of them taught me how to just be onstage. And to be me! “Susanne Alegiero“It is great to be taught by an actual living breathing playwright and your classes have really given me the confidence to go out there and audition and be willing to ‘expose’ myself. You have been kind, gentle… And a real cocky bastard at times (in a professional way). I know I won't get a part every time I audition, but I do plan to stick with acting because it is something I truly love.Stephen Barrino Flag as inappropriate» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0) 0 1DebraCook Jan 10, 2012I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing.I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing. Flag as inappropriate» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0) 0 1SheldonLee22 Jan 10, 2012I’ve known John most of my acting life - bout 3 years (his core actors stick around). John is a great teacher. He studied with the great acting teachers of the 20th century, Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen and a zillion more and his work is inspiring, specific, tough, demanding, and freeing. He gets results by his dedication to The Work. He’s one of the best. And unlike most, his own ego doesn’t get in the way and he not about shameless promotion. He’s truly dedicated to the development of the art. Catch him while you can! Flag as inappropriate» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0) 0 1Debra Cooke Jan 10, 2012I was lucky enough to win free classes through John Pallotta Studio in January 20011, and I'm still there! I had been thinking of getting involved again in Scene Study and Audition Technique classes, then WOW, there I was.I'm so grateful for winning the month of classes, because, who knows, I may have never met John and experienced his style of teaching. I've seen him bring average actors to amazing actors... and actors to working actors! Working actors is what we all want, right!!Not only is the program flexible in NYC - Mondays and/or Wednesdays, but John also brings in agents, casting directors, producers, and directors into the classroom frequently. This is not just a practice for an audition - it IS an audition! Several of John's students are currently working on a feature film - connected due to John's class.I'd also like to say that John's students create bonds where they support each other, and keep ears open for jobs for other students. It's a nice thing.

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John is not only a great acting teacher but a gifted playwright as well.Here are some of the reviewsThe Reviews Are In…. JANE HO SHINES ON THEATRE ROWI will see this show many more times. Especially for the Obie worthy performances. As a matter of fact Obies for all involved in this work that isNOT TO BE MISSED!Robert Alan EspinoFirst let’s cut to the chase. You should see JANE HO because, so far as I know, it takes what Shakespeare and other playwrights of his era have done, and moves it brilliantly into the 21st Century. JANE HO is magic all the way through, from its beginning to its devastating end. It’s a remarkable piece of theatre. The kind that makes living in New York still so very, very worthwhile. See this one—hear it!Stuart LeeWNYX-TV Entertainment CriticPALLOTTA delivers a powerful heartfelt story. A MUST SEE!!!Anthony GaudiosoEMPOWERMENT SCOURCEJane Ho : Cutting-Edge, RivetingTHE HUDSON REPORTERArticle by John for Hollywood ReporterDo you have what it takes to be an ActorAre you willing to put your heart and soul into becoming an actor, no matter what it takes?Every actor knows there’s no business like show business. Whether it’s the curtain opening and you’re in front of a live audience, or the director yells action on a movie set and you become someone else on a drop of a dime, this is the biggest reward in the profession.Young and old actors alike dream of making their way in Hollywood or the lights of Broadway. However, with millions of you aiming for the same goal, the competition is fierce! It takes a PhD in passion, non-stop training and thick skin to make it through all the rejection you're going to be faced with.New York City and Hollywood are strange towns to figure out. But it’s not about figuring it out, it’s about becoming an actor, working and surviving in the most unpredictable occupation imaginable. The road traveled as an actor takes a lot of endless blood, sweat and tears, constant training, taking risks and connecting with industry professionals. Who you know is extremely important. After all, it takes more than talent. It takes focus, drive, networking abilities and sheer determination.Kevin Spacy said it best on an Actors Studio interview - "Too many young actors walk around with no idea why they’re doing what they're doing. That there is no prize and the only prize is what is in your heart and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. To want and to be ambitious and successful is not enough - that is just desire! To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve. If you feel you have something to give or your particular talent is something worth developing, is worth caring for, then there is nothing you can't achieve."Training... Training... Training... Finding the right acting class for you.I tell my student actors every day that "Acting is first and foremost a craft. It is something that cannot be taught in a few minutes, a few hours, weeks or even months. The craft of acting is a journey that will last a lifetime to anyone who truly considers themselves a real actor". Learning and mastering the craft of acting is the nuts and bolts of the job and acting classes are the key ingredient for developing the ability to appreciate the craft in you. Just as those that train and educate themselves to be a lawyers, doctors, athletes, writers or any other type of professional, acting is a craft best learned. The more you know, the more knowledgeable you'll be and ultimately, the better prepared you will be for whatever comes your way.Finding the right teacherAs a young actor in the 1970s and 1980s, if I heard about a good teacher, I checked them out. Many actors find their teachers through word-of-mouth from fellow actors. If someone suggests a teacher, research him or her online and audit the class before committing. Ask yourself - Can I learn from this teacher? Will he or she give me what I need to excel? Is the teacher all about themselves or are they honestly interested in you and just not a number? And most importantly, can the teacher inspire me to be the best that I can be.Are you prepared to accept a LOT of rejection?Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, rejection is a part of this industry and something you will have to deal with throughout your entire career. Even "A" list Actors are rejected during the casting process, it’s not personal, it’s the business. It doesn’t matter whether you thought you were RIGHT for the role, it doesn’t matter if it’s your favourite play, you must let go. Do not take it personally. A director or anyone casting may already have an image of what they want for their project anyway. Take rejection and criticism like a pro as you will get a lot of it - let it all go. Know when to listen to the advice, smile, don't argue and just keep quiet. Know yourself, trust your instincts and hopefully you left a great impression that they will remember you for a future project.BE PREPARED for the Industry, it’s a tough business.Being a professional actor requires an enormous investment, an investment in your future. Headshots, Comp Cards, Networking Events, Union Fees and lots of classes. Before you start, you should have some cash on hand and be prepared to get a job that supports you while you make the rounds. Unless you are rich you are going to have to have a “day job” and one that hopefully allows you the opportunity to go out on auditions and projects. Be sure to find employment that gives you the freedom to follow your dream.The Perfect Headshot - The Right Look - The Right You.What makes a good headshot exactly?As Headshot Photographer to the stars, Justin Gill www.justingillphoto.com puts it – “There are all kinds of opinions on what defines a headshot, and indeed there are several different categories of headshots, but it’s important to know that there are industry requirements detailing what comprises an acceptable headshot.First, a headshot is more than just a head-and-shoulders shot. There are certain characteristics of style that are accepted by the professional community, and you should hire a photographer that knows what that style is and shoots accordingly. Most importantly, a headshot is in many ways your calling card. It’s what conveys your first impression. It needs to accurately portray what you look like, while painting you in your best light — without being overly glamorous or stylized.”An important description for an effective headshot would be ‘engaging.’ Your headshot needs to engage the viewer and shed light onto your personality and charisma. It needs to say a lot about who you are in addition to what you look like — or at the very least, entice the viewer into learning more about you — because in essence, this is the photo with which you are marketing yourself.Seeking Representation as an ActorGetting an agent is probably one of the most important things an actor can do for their career. Although you can probably book gigs yourself, it’s always best to have an agent (if you can get one) working on your behalf.An agent is an actor's representative. If an agent decides to represents you, they will submit you for roles and try to get you seen by casting directors. They will take a percentage of your gross pay once you book a job. They will negotiate your fees and your contracts, and work towards landing you better roles each time.Getting a good agent is hard work. Finding one that will take an active interest in you is worth the effort.There are three basic ways an actor gets an agent.He or she sees your work and calls you to their office.You are recommended to the agent by someone that knows your work. You’ve sent them your headshot and resume and attracted their attention. There are also additional ways to have agents take notice in you and many acting schools offer them:Scene Nights - Scene nights are events in which actors try to be seen by industry people. Rather than putting on a play, a group of actors will put together scenes that show them off. Hundreds of invitations are sent out to agents, casting directors, and directors.Agent Workshops - Many schools and teachers offer industry night as part of their curriculum. They boast that many agents and casting directors will show up to see your work. Be wary of these boasts. More often than not these classes will be very expensive, and there is no guarantee that a lot of industry folk will show on any given night. It’s a numbers game and you never know who will show up. Research the workshop first before you make that financial obligation. Being a Professional Actor - AdviceInvestigate your options - Sometimes being a movie star is not everything. I have many friends who find success in voice-overs, Commercial Industrial radio, commercials and teaching. They live comfortably and are always working.Educate yourself (Always) - Being a professional actor means learning your craft. Good acting requires that you study in order to master the craft. My method, I teach actors how to achieve and respond to honest emotions both on and off-camera by utilizing certain principles: Innocence, Imagination and Vulnerability, Instincts and Imagination. Using these principles encourages actors to experience rather than indicate an emotion. Not just see a character, become them. Not just become them, become a living breathing thinking human being. We work on this on a conscious level in the classroom so my students can use it on a subconscious level on a set or stage. I don't waste time dictating about whose method is best; I encourage my students to conflate different methods and find out what works for them.Inspired by his gift for providing deep insight with quiet, well-chosen words, John Pallotta at John Pallotta Studio www.johnpallotta.com is quickly becoming one of the top acting coaches and on set coaches in New York City. Some have taken to calling him the Actor Whisperer, but thanks to amazing reviews from Academy Award winners, nominees, Emmy winners and so on, his secret is out. He is sought after by film companies, actors and schools. Drawing on wisdom absorbed from the masters Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Anne Jackson, William Hickey, Austin Pendleton and many more, he founded John Pallotta Studio in New York City in 2005, where he has honed a highly successful approach that emphasizes teaching students to rely on their own instincts, imagination and choices. John Pallotta Studio is an acting studio providing workshops that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television and theatre industry. Classes are small and very individualized. The Studio was created so actors can work on their craft every week.John Pallotta is based out of New York City where he is an award-winning playwright, actor and coach. In addition to his New York City studio classes, he has recently established classes in Washington DC and Chicago. The demand for his teaching style encourages him to coach acting students and teach intensives around the country. John's 2011/2012 Intensives include: New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Ohio, South Carolina, and Indiana. He has received kind words from such names as: Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline, Emmy Award Winner James Brown, Goodfellas and Bronx Tale Star- Joseph Donofrio, 90s Sitcom Star Penwah from Family Matters and Tyler Perry's Movies, Broadway Producer Ruben Brache, B52's Kate Pierson, 30 Rock's Matt Sternberg, and Life on Mars Dom Mancini and many more. Actor Joseph D`Onofrio (Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale) credits him with being one of the best acting coaches around. John Pallotta is set to be on set coach in an upcoming Movie, ‘Tucht’, where he will coach his students, Valerie Renee' Campbell, Robert McKeon, Kathi Allie, Brandon Tyler Jones, on the same set with ‘A’ List Actors, John Leguizamo, Kirk Bovill, Terry Crews, Alimi Ballard, Joe Donofrio, Guy Torry, Joe Torry, Carl Gilliard, Micheal L. Nesbitt, Darryl Littleton (aka D'Millitant), and Robert Diago DoQui.Visit John Pallotta at www.johnpallotta.com

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Great Articles about and by John PallottaIf John Pallotta were a boxer, he’d be Jake LaMotta. A singer?Johnny Cash. Coffee? Triple espresso. An award? Most definitely The Oscar.MizMacMarketing LLC.’s Entertainment Journalist Bryant D. Marshall went back to acting school as a student, after hearing the entire buzz about Master Acting Teacher John Pallotta, of the John Pallotta Acting Studio in New York City.Tonight I was taking a journey back into my past, to an acting class. I was on my way by train to New York City to interview the man everyone is calling the Actor Whisperer. With the discipline and skill of Lee Strasberg, the profound truth of Uta Hagen, and the storytelling of Bill Hickey, he is an acting teacher like no other – able to transform actors on the drop of a dime.The meaning the Actor Whisperer was not clear in my thought process. I mean, was John mute or deaf? I guess I need to learn more by watching him as an instructor instead of trying to figure it out myself.As I walked in and signed into the class, I could feel the spirit of dramatic emotion in the room. Looking into the eyes of the students (and recognizable actors) I could see the dreams of Broadway and Hollywood manifested in their souls.All of a sudden John Pallotta walks into the room saying “Hello”. The room goes quiet to the sound of a pin drop, as the class becomes filled with eagerness and the motivation to move forward with their dreams to Act. John started class off with the aura of a prophet and launches the class by wanting to hear all the success stories of his students, no matter how big or small.John started to critique; one by one the actors and actresses said their piece. Their confidence was there with the urge to succeed. John never once discouraged them, but he set them apart“Your fabulous teacher John Pallotta, a man dedicated to the craft of acting. You're all in very good hands! Keep Studying, keep learning, study the world and you'll be wonderful actors.”Meryl StreepAcademy Award Winning Actressfrom their thoughts and ideas. Restructuring them like he was a potter and they were his moldedclay, refining the bigger image of what the actor needs to portray. All in one night, I watched him whisper into their ears and with simple adjustments worked miracles.He turned an advance actor into a masterpiece, and a woman who had never acted before was able to deliver one of the best monologues of the night. Their transformations, after simple adjustments, were extraordinary.It was time for a class break, the start of my Interview. John Pallotta of John Pallotta Acting Studio, Amanda Gordon, (a former classmate, now student and associate teacher) and I, Bryant D. Marshall of MizMacMarketing LLC., stepped outside to the busy and boisterous street of Manhattan so I could finally interview this man loved by many.I started off by asking John who was he as a young boy? “Spats”, aka John, tells me “I was just an ordinary Italian kid who grew up in the streets of Ozone Park and Howard Beach New York waiting tables for the likes of John Gotti and Sammy the Bull Gravano. John was prewriting the script of “Goodfellas”, through the blueprint of his life. I asked him, when did the acting bug bite? Was it just a thing you liked or was it a passion?”John looked at me with a smile, his eyes lit-up saying “Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon (1975) that was it for me”. John continued telling me how in 1977, he enrolled in the Lee Strasberg Institute; studying under fame actor Lee Strasberg himself. In 1981 he continued his studies at HB Studios under such masters as Herbert Bergdorf, Uta Hagen and Bill Hickey. All in all John studied with more than 20 master acting teachers. Around 1981 John continued his studies with mentor Bill Hickey. John was taken under the wing of Bill Hickey, becoming a key student like Judd Hirsch (Taxi). Bill Hickey got his start in 1957 with his debuts in “Saturday Lost and Decoy”, both TV series. Bill continued to work and polish John off and on. John was on tour doing the Hunchback of Notre Dame when learning of Bill’s death in 1997.“Always be ready when opportunity comes and always listen to what John Pallotta has to say. He’s got a good heart, his head is in the right place and he’ll set you straight.”Kevin KlineAcademy Award WinnerJohn continued by telling me about his career as an actor, amassing nearly 300 professional Actor credits and also being a Playwright; creating 21 plays and 3 screen plays. John’s Plays are inspiring others around the nation by being produced, work-shopped and read at such venues as Steppenwolf in Chicago, The Labyrinth Theatre, The Lambs Theatre, Theatre Row, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, KY and by Members of The Actors Studio in NYC. John Pallotta is the Artistic director of the well-established Cutting Edge Theatre Company 501(C) (3) which is a non-profit company, providing the opportunity for underprivileged teens to take the stage to show producers what they are made of.In one years’ time John had three plays optioned; two for stage and three of his plays optioned for film. Due out later in 2011, is “How I killed my Roommate and Got away with It”. “Jane Ho”, an award winning play, will appear at Drom NYC April 21st. John’s most powerful new play, “Hustle”, which is a cross between Pulp Fiction, Sin City and Shaft will also appear later this year. Now with 33 years of experience, John was not only teaching acting to students but started to receive former teachers as well. Bill Hickey, John’s mentor, did not get to see his student flourish to greatness,but by this time it didn’t matter. John was polished liked fine gold. With all the time that I spent in school studying acting, in one night I learned a life lesson in 3 hours. As John continued to talk I was in awe of what he had accomplished as a professional playwright, actor, director and producer.I was almost finished, I asked John what is wrong with actors of today and why it is so hard for them to break into the business? John told me 90% of the actors are unprepared. They don’t want to put in the work of creating their craft; lacking passion, desire and discipline. John tells me that actors of today can’t fathom the hard work he put in to get the acting part.With Amanda Gordon finally putting in her input, she tells us two great things about John saying “John puts the correct things in the actor/actress’s head putting them in position where they need to be.”“John is as great if not greater than the mentors/teachers that taught him.”Amanda Gordon- former classmate associate teacherFor my last set of questions I asked John, what do you see with this acting school venture? With a thought and puzzled look on my face I had to stop him saying, “…if you could go to Hollywood and make money why not?” John says “this is my home, this is where I belong.” Finally I asked, what are your goal(s) for the school? John ends by saying “I want it to grow.”In conclusion, John Pallotta is a master not just in acting but also in life. This joy that John spreads is like a gardener tending to his floral harvest as he waits for the spring season, watching his students blossom into something magnificently beautiful; true actors and actresses. John has had it all and now he is sowing the seed of acting into others as he watches his crop grow. Since John founded the studio five years ago he has received amazing reviews from such names as: Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Academy Award and Tony Award Winner Kevin Kline, Emmy Award Winner James Brown, Emmy Award Winner S. Dixon, Emmy Award Winner Jenn Jiles, Film Icon Robert Downey Sr., Goodfellas and Bronx Tale Star Joseph Donofrio, 90's Sitcom Star Penwar from Family Matters and Tyler Perry’s Movies, Broadway Producer Ruben Brache, NBA Stars Roger Mason and Kyle Lowrey, Film Actor Josh Charles, B52's Kate Pierson, 30 Rock’s Matt Sternberg, and Life on Mars Dom Mancini. On any given advanced class, some listed above walk in to class unannounced, signing in like everyone else, and taking a seat waiting to see what John Pallotta has to say whispering in their ear.The dream of the John Pallotta Acting Studio is alive and well. Every week at that same special time and place 7:00pm 358 West 44th Street New York City, a student enters this building with that Hollywood dream in their soul. The Actor Whisperer John Pallotta enters their minds, with a whisper in their ears and changing their thought processes. John Pallotta becomes their dream maker.For more information:John Pallotta Studio Please Contact them at John Pallotta StudioTele: 1-646-619-7777www.johnpallotta.com-------------------------------------HOLLYWOOD/VINE MAGAZINE ARTICLEDo you have what it takes to be an ActorAre you willing to put your heart and soul into becoming an actor, no matter what it takes?Every actor knows there’s no business like show business. Whether it’s the curtain opening and you’re in front of a live audience, or the director yells action on a movie set and you become someone else on a drop of a dime, this is the biggest reward in the profession.Young and old actors alike dream of making their way in Hollywood or the lights of Broadway. However, with millions of you aiming for the same goal, the competition is fierce! It takes a PhD in passion, non-stop training and thick skin to make it through all the rejection you're going to be faced with.New York City and Hollywood are strange towns to figure out. But it’s not about figuring it out, it’s about becoming an actor, working and surviving in the most unpredictable occupation imaginable. The road traveled as an actor takes a lot of endless blood, sweat and tears, constant training, taking risks and connecting with industry professionals. Who you know is extremely important. After all, it takes more than talent. It takes focus, drive, networking abilities and sheer determination.Kevin Spacy said it best on an Actors Studio interview - "Too many young actors walk around with no idea why they’re doing what they're doing. That there is no prize and the only prize is what is in your heart and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. To want and to be ambitious and successful is not enough - that is just desire! To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve. If you feel you have something to give or your particular talent is something worth developing, is worth caring for, then there is nothing you can't achieve."Training... Training... Training... Finding the right acting class for you.I tell my student actors every day that "Acting is first and foremost a craft. It is something that cannot be taught in a few minutes, a few hours, weeks or even months. The craft of acting is a journey that will last a lifetime to anyone who truly considers themselves a real actor". Learning and mastering the craft of acting is the nuts and bolts of the job and acting classes are the key ingredient for developing the ability to appreciate the craft in you. Just as those that train and educate themselves to be a lawyers, doctors, athletes, writers or any other type of professional, acting is a craft best learned. The more you know, the more knowledgeable you'll be and ultimately, the better prepared you will be for whatever comes your way.Finding the right teacherAs a young actor in the 1970s and 1980s, if I heard about a good teacher, I checked them out. Many actors find their teachers through word-of-mouth from fellow actors. If someone suggests a teacher, research him or her online and audit the class before committing. Ask yourself - Can I learn from this teacher? Will he or she give me what I need to excel? Is the teacher all about themselves or are they honestly interested in you and just not a number? And most importantly, can the teacher inspire me to be the best that I can be.Are you prepared to accept a LOT of rejection?Just as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, rejection is a part of this industry and something you will have to deal with throughout your entire career. Even "A" list Actors are rejected during the casting process, it’s not personal, it’s the business. It doesn’t matter whether you thought you were RIGHT for the role, it doesn’t matter if it’s your favourite play, you must let go. Do not take it personally. A director or anyone casting may already have an image of what they want for their project anyway. Take rejection and criticism like a pro as you will get a lot of it - let it all go. Know when to listen to the advice, smile, don't argue and just keep quiet. Know yourself, trust your instincts and hopefully you left a great impression that they will remember you for a future project.BE PREPARED for the Industry, it’s a tough business.Being a professional actor requires an enormous investment, an investment in your future. Headshots, Comp Cards, Networking Events, Union Fees and lots of classes. Before you start, you should have some cash on hand and be prepared to get a job that supports you while you make the rounds. Unless you are rich you are going to have to have a “day job” and one that hopefully allows you the opportunity to go out on auditions and projects. Be sure to find employment that gives you the freedom to follow your dream.The Perfect Headshot - The Right Look - The Right You.What makes a good headshot exactly?As Headshot Photographer to the stars, Justin Gill www.justingillphoto.com puts it – “There are all kinds of opinions on what defines a headshot, and indeed there are several different categories of headshots, but it’s important to know that there are industry requirements detailing what comprises an acceptable headshot.First, a headshot is more than just a head-and-shoulders shot. There are certain characteristics of style that are accepted by the professional community, and you should hire a photographer that knows what that style is and shoots accordingly. Most importantly, a headshot is in many ways your calling card. It’s what conveys your first impression. It needs to accurately portray what you look like, while painting you in your best light — without being overly glamorous or stylized.”An important description for an effective headshot would be ‘engaging.’ Your headshot needs to engage the viewer and shed light onto your personality and charisma. It needs to say a lot about who you are in addition to what you look like — or at the very least, entice the viewer into learning more about you — because in essence, this is the photo with which you are marketing yourself.Seeking Representation as an ActorGetting an agent is probably one of the most important things an actor can do for their career. Although you can probably book gigs yourself, it’s always best to have an agent (if you can get one) working on your behalf.An agent is an actor's representative. If an agent decides to represents you, they will submit you for roles and try to get you seen by casting directors. They will take a percentage of your gross pay once you book a job. They will negotiate your fees and your contracts, and work towards landing you better roles each time.Getting a good agent is hard work. Finding one that will take an active interest in you is worth the effort.There are three basic ways an actor gets an agent.He or she sees your work and calls you to their office.You are recommended to the agent by someone that knows your work. You’ve sent them your headshot and resume and attracted their attention. There are also additional ways to have agents take notice in you and many acting schools offer them:Scene Nights - Scene nights are events in which actors try to be seen by industry people. Rather than putting on a play, a group of actors will put together scenes that show them off. Hundreds of invitations are sent out to agents, casting directors, and directors.Agent Workshops - Many schools and teachers offer industry night as part of their curriculum. They boast that many agents and casting directors will show up to see your work. Be wary of these boasts. More often than not these classes will be very expensive, and there is no guarantee that a lot of industry folk will show on any given night. It’s a numbers game and you never know who will show up. Research the workshop first before you make that financial obligation. Being a Professional Actor - AdviceInvestigate your options - Sometimes being a movie star is not everything. I have many friends who find success in voice-overs, Commercial Industrial radio, commercials and teaching. They live comfortably and are always working.Educate yourself (Always) - Being a professional actor means learning your craft. Good acting requires that you study in order to master the craft. My method, I teach actors how to achieve and respond to honest emotions both on and off-camera by utilizing certain principles: Innocence, Imagination and Vulnerability, Instincts and Imagination. Using these principles encourages actors to experience rather than indicate an emotion. Not just see a character, become them. Not just become them, become a living breathing thinking human being. We work on this on a conscious level in the classroom so my students can use it on a subconscious level on a set or stage. I don't waste time dictating about whose method is best; I encourage my students to conflate different methods and find out what works for them.Inspired by his gift for providing deep insight with quiet, well-chosen words, John Pallotta at John Pallotta Studio www.johnpallotta.com is quickly becoming one of the top acting coaches and on set coaches in New York City. Some have taken to calling him the Actor Whisperer, but thanks to amazing reviews from Academy Award winners, nominees, Emmy winners and so on, his secret is out. He is sought after by film companies, actors and schools. Drawing on wisdom absorbed from the masters Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Anne Jackson, William Hickey, Austin Pendleton and many more, he founded John Pallotta Studio in New York City in 2005, where he has honed a highly successful approach that emphasizes teaching students to rely on their own instincts, imagination and choices. John Pallotta Studio is an acting studio providing workshops that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television and theatre industry. Classes are small and very individualized. The Studio was created so actors can work on their craft every week.John Pallotta is based out of New York City where he is an award-winning playwright, actor and coach. In addition to his New York City studio classes, he has recently established classes in Washington DC and Chicago. The demand for his teaching style encourages him to coach acting students and teach intensives around the country. John's 2011/2012 Intensives include: New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Ohio, South Carolina, and Indiana. He has received kind words from such names as: Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline, Emmy Award Winner James Brown, Goodfellas and Bronx Tale Star- Joseph Donofrio, 90s Sitcom Star Penwah from Family Matters and Tyler Perry's Movies, Broadway Producer Ruben Brache, B52's Kate Pierson, 30 Rock's Matt Sternberg, and Life on Mars Dom Mancini and many more. Actor Joseph D`Onofrio (Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale) credits him with being one of the best acting coaches around. John Pallotta is set to be on set coach in an upcoming Movie, ‘Tucht’, where he will coach his students, Valerie Renee' Campbell, Robert McKeon, Kathi Allie, Brandon Tyler Jones, on the same set with ‘A’ List Actors, John Leguizamo, Kirk Bovill, Terry Crews, Alimi Ballard, Joe Donofrio, Guy Torry, Joe Torry, Carl Gilliard, Micheal L. Nesbitt, Darryl Littleton (aka D'Millitant), and Robert Diago DoQui.Visit John Pallotta at www.johnpallotta.com ---------------------------------------The Race For The Emmys Draw Near 2011. The Pridictions from NYC Acting Teacher John Pallottawww.johnpallotta.comWho do you think will bring home the Emmy? My Emmy Predictions List covers my best educated guess - a - mation as to who will be the winners and my reasons why. As an acting teacher in New York City I have always pushed my actors to be the best that they can be with in themselves. I have taught them that, "Acting is "A STATE OF MIND" Its about Innocence, Imagination and Vulnerability. Its about practicing the potential qualities that you were born with. The less you think like an actor and the more childlike and innocent you are, the more productive and in the moment you will be." (Harry Mastrogeorge Quote).As I watch the nominee picks this years, in all catagories (as an Acting Teacher and Published Playwright) I have a tendency to look and dig deeper as to who should win an why. While the average viewer just sees the suface, they must realize acting is what they see on the screen and the performance takes place in the editing room. They must also realize that there are many people behind the scene that makes that one person look so darn good.When you strip away the costumes, the lighting and sound, the cinimatic effects, the director, and everything else that adds to the over picture, the best acting should be based on this: Acting is standing up totally naked and turning around very slowly and telling the truth. With that being said, here are my predictions for 2011. Best drama series: Boardwalk Empire, Friday Night Lights, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men.Don't hate me on this one but Boardwalk Empire will not wine best Drama Series. A few good shows and 50 Million Dollars for an open, doent make you a shoe in. Alot of these are past their prime. Loved Mad Men, but many episodes were boring unless you were a fan glued to the tube and did not watch anything else. My choice: Game of ThronesBest comedy series: Modern Family, 30 Rock, Glee, The Office, The Big Bang Theory, Parks and Recreation.Parks and Recreation. This being the third time around, week after week after week I am still watching. With each episode, and the addition of talented cast members makes this my choice. Perfect structural writing, an ensemble cast full of talent, and Amy Poehler at the helm, this is an Emmy-winning show.Drama actress: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife; Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men; Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU; Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law; Connie Britton, Friday Night Lights and Mireille Enos, The Killing.Julianna Margulies should have won last years Emmy but did not. Margulies is as good as it gets and will triumph this year. I am not only basing it on her submitted episode "In Sickness," but overall performance as an actor. Margulies is as versatile and dynamic as an actor Meryl Streep. Comedy actor: Steve Carell, The Office; Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock; Jim Parsons, Big Bang Theory; Matt LeBlanc, Episodes, Louis C.K., Louie; Johnny Galecki, Big Bang Theory.Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) should win from my point of view but won't. He is not only a great actor, he is a Master of his Craft. If you have ever been lucky enough to sit in the same room as him and watch him talk to actors on the craft of acting you would bypass the Emmys and give him an Oscar. But because the Academy has a tendency of wanting to give Hardware away (Emmys) for sentimental reasons it will infact go to Steve Carell (undeserved for a poor season) but he will win. My choice for 2012 if he keeps it up will be Louis C.K.Drama actor: Jon Hamm, Mad Men; Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire; Kyle Chandler, Friday Night Lights; Michael C. Hall, Dexter; Hugh Laurie, House; Timothy Olyphant, Justified.It's anybody's game this year, except Steve Buscemi, though gifted, Buscemi is not up to the acting chops of the others in his category. As I mentioned earlier, Acting is standing up totally naked and turning around very slowly and telling the truth. Hamm does that and will win, win, win... Comedy actress: Tina Fey, 30 Rock; Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie; Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation; Laura Linney, The Big C; Martha Plimpton, Raising Hope; Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly.Hands down, Amy Poehler, (Parks and Recreation). Any actors goal is to reach the maxium effect with the least amount of effort when it comes to acting. All of these woman are gifted and talented. She works her ass off to make it look that easy.Supporting drama actor: Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age; John Slattery, Mad Men; Alan Cumming, The Good Wife; Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones; Josh Charles, The Good Wife; Walton Goggins, Justified.This year brings another group of talented actors into the mix, new and old faces alike. I would like Josh Charles to win, Only beacuse I've had the honor of running lines with him back in 2008 for a Broadway audition for the play Orphans. Even though Peter Dinklage is a fan favorite - My money is on Alan Cummings.Supporting comedy actor: Ty Burrell, Modern Family; Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family; Ed O’Neill, Modern Family; Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family; Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men; Chris Colfer, Glee.In this case, I wish I could "recommend" instead of predicting. Honorable mention firstly to Jon Cryer for doing a damn good staright man against you know who. Chris Colfer on the other hand did not have to suffer as Jon did and will probably walk away with the hardware this year. He is an immense acting talent and can play comedy as easily as the more dramatic. Supporting comedy actress: Julie Bowen, Modern Family; Sofia Vergara, Modern Family; Jane Lynch, Glee; Betty White, Hot in Cleveland; Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live; Jane Krakowski, 30 Rock.This is the category that that I really wish they would drop for this year. No one does anything for me this year in this category. If I had to make a choice I would probably go with BowenSupporting drama actress: Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife; Kelly Macdonald, Boardwalk Empire; Christine Baranski, The Good Wife; Michelle Forbes, The Killing; Margo Martindale, Justified; Christina Hendricks, Mad Men.A career to follow, from Julliard to Broadway. Christine Baranski has it all with Tony Awards, Screen Actors Guild Award, American Comedy Award and yes she has won an Emmy. Baranski is a great actress and nobody in my opinion has her range.Variety, music or comedy series: The Colbert Report, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live, Conan, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.Colbert deserves it and will win it. Sometimes I laugh so hard, it hurts. I have been loosing faith in Jon Stewart Lately and I think he is lacking. Colbert is the man of many faces and and will take it away this year.Peace Always John Pallottawww.johnpallotta.com--------------------------------------Actors are made by their own desire to be great.Inspired by his gift for providing deep insight with quiet, well-chosen words, John Pallotta at John Pallotta Studio www.johnpallotta.com is quickly becoming one of the top acting coaches and on set coaches in New York City. Some have taken to calling him the Actor Whisperer, but thanks to amazing reviews from Academy Award winners, nominees, Emmy winners and so on, his secret is out. He is sought after by film companies, actors and schools. John is based out of New York City where he is an award-winning playwright, actor and coach. In addition to his New York City studio classes, he has recently established classes in New Jersey and Chicago. The demand for his teaching style encourages him to coach acting students and teach intensives around the country. John’s 2011/2012 Intensives include: New York City, Chicago, Washington D.C., New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Washington, Ohio, South Carolina, and Indiana. He has received kind words from such names as: Academy Award Winning Actress Meryl Streep, Academy Award Winner Kevin Kline, Emmy Award Winner James Brown, Goodfellas and Bronx Tale Star- Joseph Donofrio, 90s Sitcom Star Penwah from Family Matters and Tyler Perry's Movies, Broadway Producer Ruben Brache, B52's Kate Pierson, 30 Rock's Matt Sternberg, and Life on Mars Dom Mancini and and many more.Actor Joseph D`Onofrio (Goodfellas, A Bronx Tale) credits him with being one of the best acting coaches that can change anyone on a drop of a dime.Drawing on wisdom absorbed from the masters Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Herbert Berghof, Anne Jackson, William Hickey, Austin Pendleton and many more, he founded John Pallotta Studio in New York City in 2005, where he has honed a highly successful approach that emphasizes teaching students to rely on their own instincts, imagination and choices. John Pallotta Studio is an acting studio providing workshops that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television and theatre industry. Classes are small and very individualized. The Studio was created so actors can work on their craft every week.I remember William Hickey quoting Rosalind Russell back in 1980; “Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly”. He also said “Actor must be like children playing in the field that have forgotten all the rules”. I am a firm believer that there is no such thing as 'acting' there is only ‘life’. John’s technique is based on his belief that “Acting is A STATE OF MIND. It is about Innocence, Imagination and Vulnerability. It is about practicing the potential qualities that you were born with. The less you think like an actor and the more childlike and innocent you are the more productive” and in the moment “you will be”. (Harry Mastrogeorge)I was taught a long time ago, as a young actor in the late 1970s, that when you bring your love of the craft to class, you change the way other actors and teachers look at you. Take that same love for the craft and apply it to the stage or set, you change the way the actors, industry and audience look at you and allows you to fulfill your desire to be great.Anyone can say that they are an actor, but can they deliver what it truly means to be an actor. It’s much more then expensive headshots, more than just smiling for the camera or the way you walk into a room. It’s about being a part of something greater than just yourself, it is your heart as an actor, the colors of your soul, the way you wake each and every morning and question the universe, your very being as an actor and a person, and this thing we all do and want to be successful at. Kevin Spacy said it best in an Actors Studio interview - "Too many young actors walk around with no idea why they’re doing what they're doing. That there is no prize and the only prize is what is in your heart and what you feel and what you want to accomplish. To want and to be ambitious and successful is not enough - that is just desire! To know what you want, to understand why you’re doing it, to dedicate every breath in your body to achieve. If you feel you have something to give or your particular talent is something worth developing, is worth caring for, then there is nothing you can't achieve."My Method is aimed exclusively at unleashing the actor’s emotional power. My aim as a teacher of the craft is to help each and every one of my students find their own voice as an actor. Acting is a process. It is a journey of discovery. It is a living breathing process that happens each and every day and does not happen overnight. Becoming an actor is learning a new way of thinking and about the way you look at life. Just as you make choices in life that determine your success or your failure. It goes the same for your choices you make as an actor.Good acting requires that you study in order to master the craft. My method, teaches actors how to achieve and respond to honest emotions both on and off-camera by utilizing certain principles: Innocence, Imagination and Vulnerability, Instincts and Imagination. Using these principles encourages actors to experience rather than indicate an emotion. Not just see a character, become them. Not just become them, become a living breathing thinking human being. We work on this on a conscious level in the classroom so my students can use it on a subconscious level on a set or stage. I don't waste time dictating about whose method is best; I encourage my students to conflate different methods and find out what works for them. I also teach them to turn it into performance.Some of the actors that have been either taught, directed or coached by John Pallotta include: Yvette Ganier - Broadway-Miracle Worker, King Hedley II Obie Award Winner, Joseph Donofrio - Goodfellas, Bronx Tale, Jungle Fever, Patrice Covington – Grammy Nominated Broadway - Dream Girls, Donna Pallotta, Darrel Kieth Harris - Do The Right Thing, Bianca Sloof- aka Bubbles - VH1, Creep Dogg - Musical Artist, Asa (Angela) Arnold - TV Sitcom - Are We There Yet, Penwah - Tyler Perry Movies, Family Matters, Dom Mancini - Life on Mars, Anna Chlumsky - My Girl, Law and Order, 30 Rock, Dan Griffin - Shadow of The Badge, Matt Sternberg - 30 Rock, Stephanie Klemons - RENT & In The Heights, Lee Murphy - 20 Commercials.Contact John PallottaJohn Pallotta Studiowww.johnpallotta.com

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Despite going through an acting course and working as a union actor for three years, I often feel unprepared to approach a new role. There are so many conflicting approaches to acting that it can be hard to find something that works for you. John Pallotta's method is a clear and logical method and it makes sense (Acting is a State of Mind), and I have really felt its effects in class, making scenes much more immediate and real. I'm really enjoying my first Washington DC, especially the masterclasses, and feel that it will benefit me enormously in my working life.I have learned more in three hours with John than I have learned in years of other acting classes. It’s simple, it just makes sense, it’s one of those rare occasions in life when something just clicks and you think “this is how it’s done”. John has a genuine passion for acting, and with a small and personal classes you can’t help but feel inspired after every class. I only wish I had discovered John’s classes years ago

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