Carter Thor Studios East: Acting for Film and Television (New York)

Carter Thor Studios East: Acting for Film and Television (New York)

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151 West 26th Street (5th Floor), New York

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Carter Thor Studios East: Acting for Film is excited to announce the expansion of their studio to… NEW YORK CITY!!!

This move into the Big Apple begins with an OPEN HOUSE on Friday, October 5th and then an ACTING FOR FILM INTENSIVE workshop on Saturday, October 6th and Sunday, October 7th!!

*Please note that the Open House and the Workshop are SEPARATE events (They do not have to be taken together).


At the open house, a few of the studio actors will present a 1st work of a scene, receive notes from the studio coach, Jock MacDonald and then present the scene again (2nd work) while being actively coached, all so that you can observe the full coaching process of the studio! A few cold readings will be done involving a studio member and a volunteer from the attendees! There will also be a Question and Answer period where you can chat with our coaches and some of the CTSE Toronto actors!


Our intensive two-day workshops introduce the student to the CTSE approach to film acting as is similar to our ongoing classes. Participants are paired up by the coach and assigned a scene. They rehearse with their partners and present the first work of the scene on Saturday. The coach will give them notes, which they will incorporate into their second work on Sunday. The second works are “stop and go” in nature, keeping them close to the reality of actual shooting. Additional information on auditioning, script analysis and show business is included in the two eight to ten hour days.


Carter Thor Studios East is one of the top acting studios in the world! Founded by Cameron Thor and Alice Carter, following their work with legendary coach Roy London, Jock MacDonald was later invited by Cameron to be one the Studio’s coaches, followed by Isabel Farias. The studio has been home to actors such as Emmy Award Winner Brittany Allen, ACTRA-nominated Best Actress Rhea Akler, Christina Applegate, David Arquette, Drew Carey, Cameron Diaz, Wentworth Miller, Sylvester Stallone, Tom Welling, and many more! We are currently present in Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal and Boston, and will be opening a new studio in New York this fall. We will also be holding international workshops in Paris, London and Brazil!


Jock has been the director of Carter Thor Studios East since 1999 and works closely with the coaches at our sister studio in L.A., Alice Carter and Cameron Thor. Jock has been a professional actor, writer and director in film, theatre and television for over 35 years and has been coaching and teaching acting throughout his career. In addition to his private acting classes and private coaching, Jock has taught acting at The University of Southern Maine, The University of Vermont and Ohio University. He has earned a B.A. in theatre from the University of Vermont, an MFA in acting from Ohio University, a diploma in television acting from The Weist-Barron School in New York City, and a diploma in acting from the British American Drama Academy, Oxford University. In addition to coaching and teaching, Jock continues to work professionally as an actor, writer and director in film, television and theatre.


Open House – Friday, October 5th, 2012, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Intensive Workshop –

Saturday, October 6th, 2012, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, October 7th, 2012, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.


Chelsea Studio
151 West 26th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY


To reserve your spot for the Open House and/or the Intensive Workshop, please contact our New York Manager at!


Carter Thor Studios East: Acting for Film and Television

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