Economic Hardship Work Authorization – F-1 Student Guide

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YOU MUST READ THE ENTIRE GUIDE CAREFULLY.  ONCE YOU READ IT, START GATHERING YOUR DOCUMENTS AND EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS AND TO SET UP A MEETING AT THE SCHOOL. What is Economic Hardship Employment Authorization? Economic Hardship employment authorization is permission granted to F-1 students by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work off-campus due to specific economic … Read More

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for M-1 Students

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What is OPT for M-1 Students? Practical training is the only type of work permission available to M-1 students. It allows students to get on-the-job training that is not available in their home country. Eligible M-1 students may have up to six months of practical training after they complete their program. Students on M-1 visa must work in the field … Read More

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

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Current USCIS Processing Times for OPT Applications: Click here (link is external) to view USCIS’s estimated case processing times. USCIS is currently experiencing serious delays in issuing I-765 receipt notices (link is external). Travel outside the U.S. with a pending, unreceipted application could be very risky. What is OPT? Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students is work authorization available to international students who … Read More

Learn Method Acting

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Beginner acting class in-person. The Method as developed by Lee Strasberg will allow you to learn how to create a moving performance, infused with vibrant inner life.  Learn how to find a character’s inner motivation in order to find authenticity in the performance. Learn how an Actor Prepares, Building a Character, and Creating a Role. Method acting is a technique or type of acting in which an actor … Read More

MASTERCLASS with Hollywood acting coach Michelle Danner “The Golden Box acting Technique “

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THE GOLDEN BOX 2 Day MASTERCLASS acting technique analysis We will help you to develop your own “Golden Box” of techniques and tools that you can use when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, or theater. Discover the answers to the following questions: Why are some choices more powerful than others? How does one deliver a … Read More

Golden Box Intensive Workshop

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Michelle Danner will be teaching the golden box acting intensive workshop will be held Saturday October 9th 12-6pm & Sunday October 10th 12-6pm.Let me know if you are available to join the 2-day bootcamp.The Golden Box: Two Day Bootcamp intensive acting technique analysis- You will accumulate a comprehensive set of “acting tools” when approaching a role or a scene, whether it be for film, television, … Read More

What I learned about acting from Stella Adler by Michelle Danner

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 What did you see in your teacher then that you wanted to emulate to your students now and also vice versa what did you see that maybe didn´t work that you wanted to make sure that you provide it for your students. In the late 70s and the 80s I was running around NYC studying and luckily enough studying with … Read More

Actor’s Trouble memorizing lines? by Michelle Danner

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What if an actor has trouble remembering lines? What’s the best way to do memorization exercises? The last thing that I would recommend is to try to memorize lines. You should script analyze the scene and understand the script analysis of the scene in a deeply emotional way inside of you. What I mean by that is, if you look … Read More

CASTING CALL:YOUNG JAPANESE STUDENTS–for AMAZON SERIES “MODERN LOVE”.

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Subject: CASTING YOUNG JAPANESE STUDENTSPlease see the breakdown for Modern Love Japan Episode 106. MODERN LOVE – JAPAN, Episode 106EpisodicNetwork: Amazon StudiosUnion Status: SAG-AFTRA     [MICKEY] Female. 30s, Japanese or Japanese-American,  she is Emma’s roommate, also the bartender at the restaurant where Emma is a hostess. Candid, witty with a great sense of humor, she keeps telling Emma that it’s time … Read More

Student Housing

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Student Housing- Living in Santa Monica Our acting school provides the following resources: LIVING IN LA – STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS THE MICHELLE DANNER LOS ANGELES ACTING SCHOOL CAN HELP FIND YOU SAFE, CLEAN AND COMFORTABLE STUDENT ACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN A SHORT WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE SCHOOL.   WE ARE LOCATED IN THE CITY OF SANTA MONICA AND OUR SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS ARE VENICE, MARIANA DEL REY, BEVERLY … Read More