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Actor Resources & Blog

We work with Actors at all levels… Experienced film/tv/stage actors, theatre school graduates, students, and people looking to take their very first step but don’t know where to begin. We try and take time before, during, and after the shoot to answer whatever questions you have. And so, on this page, we’ve tried answering some of the most popular questions in our Blogs, and list some helpful resources. We hope you find this helpful, and if there is something you want to know please email us or DM on Instagram or Facebook.

~ Dan Abramovici

Acting classes & Audition Coaching

  • Pro Actors Lab – I have personally trained with Rae Ellen Bodie as she was one of the mentors at the CFC Actors Conservatory over my time there. She’s fantastic.
  • Callback Studios – Private coaching and self tapes. Soulpepper alumni Myrthin Stagg can work with you at our studio and get your work on tape.
  • 102 Actors Lab – David Lafontaine is a very well regarded actor and theatre director in Toronto, and offers advanced scene study classes for small groups of students.
  • John Rivens Meisner – John has been running his Meisner technique school for years. David Reale is one of the teachers in the school and is a fantastic actor in his own right.
  • The Second City Training Centre – Probably the most well known comedy program in the country. Improv, sketch, and more.
  • Michael Gordin Shore – Private acting coach.

Voice classes & voice demo

  • Debra Toffan – Debra is one of the top working casting directors in the city. She periodically offers workshops. Keep checking her page for details.
  • DemoManiacs – Offers workshops, private coaching, as well as voice demo. We have partnered up with DemoManiacs to offer a headshots/voice demo package as well.

Comedy & improvisation classes

  • Second City – Looking to do commercials? Sitcoms? Comedy classes are right for you. I highly recommend improv training as it will go a long way to helping you adapt on the fly when at an audition of any kind. Toronto’s Second City Training Centre is a fantastic place t

Audition resources

Audition Self Tapes

  • Casting Central – If you’re looking for a combination of actor classes and self tapes we also have a partnership with Casting Central and famed acting teacher Lewis Baumander
  • KSM Self-Tapes & Audition Coaching – Kimberly does awesome work. CFC alumni as well.
  • Callback Studios – We offer 30 and 60min packages in our studio with professional sound, lighting, and a reader to tape you at your best.

Getting an agent in Toronto

Fitness & nutrition

  • Arzadon Fitness – If you need to get in shape for a role there is no one better than Coach Jay. Dan used him to get in shape for the role of Noah Griffin on the tv show The Detail.

Design

Blog

COVID-19 Measures

We are following the Professional Photography of Canada guidelines, and our Hair/Makeup artist has certification in proper sanitation guidelines from Barbicide and Demalogica.

Some of the steps we are taking include:

  • Disinfecting all supplies.
  • Seats and handles wiped down before and after each client.
  • No bare feet. Please have socks, slippers, or clean shoes.
  • Please wash and disinfect your hands before session.
  • Use the disposable paper towels provided. No cloth towels.
  • We sometimes have a really cute dog here. You’ll have to not pet her. :(
  • ...and more

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