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Professional Quality On-Camera Acting Classes in San Antonio

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Latest News:

Big News! Four of our young actors have just been signed to the Kim Dawson Agency! Congrats to Mikayla Landes, Kennedy Young, Kat Rowland and Alfredo Morales for this great achievement! You guys really earned it!

Nicolas Cantu is the new spokesman for VIA Metropolitan Transit in San Antonio. Check out these pictures from his shoot -- and his video!

Our Danielle Greenup just filmed scenes with Jack Black, for the upcoming feature film 'D Train'!

Our Sarah Marshall, Daniel Ross, and Drew Pipkin joined San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro for a PSA shoot for the San Antonio Spurs' Team Up Challenge.

Thank you to Cathryn Sullivan and Terry Cass for exceptionaly beneficial workshops for our students and their parents on February 1st and 2nd! We appreciate them so much and look forward to their next visit, sometime later in 2014!

Some of our actors appeared in a special holiday e-card for San Antonio Spurs Sports & Entertainment! Representing the Spurs is Tres Allison, the WNBA's Silver Stars is Kendall Taylor, the S.A. Rampage is Drew Pipkin, the Austin Toros is Trevor Allison, for the Silver and Black Give Back Foundation is Gianna Giraldi, and for the AT+T Center is Gigi Howell. Happy Holidays everyone!!

The Spurs have launched their new 'Live The Game' ad campaign. The first spot in the series features our Mary Becquet! The second spot features our Tres Allison and Michelle Kendall.

Congrats to Tres Allison for booking a national commercial for Chuck E. Cheese!

Katia Lara and Jon Coffey appeared in a innovative video advertisment for Sotheby's luxury real estate.

Speaking of the Spurs and our young actors, Kendall Taylor, Gigi Howell, Drew Pipkin, and Tres Allison all booked speaking parts in a branding spot for the Spurs' Silver and Black Give Back Foundation. Jason Busse, Daniel Ross, Elise Brewer, Reese Moorman, and Trevor Allison were all featured extras in the spot.

Congrats to Kennedy Young, who played a mini-Michelle Beadle in a promo video for the San Antonio Spurs annual Tux n Tennies charity event. Michelle is with NBC Sports and tweeted Kennedy's video to her more than 818,000 followers on November 24th! That's really cool!

Kennedy also provided v/o for a story about how the Silver and Black Give Back Foundation is helping support community gardens for the San Antonio Food Bank. The story featured Spurs center Tiago Splitter!

Texas Actors Workshop is proud to support a friend of our workshop, independent filmmaker Charles Wideman. Wideman is in pre-production of 2BR02B, a short film based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut. It will feature TAW actors in key roles. The film is about a world where one person must die for each person who is born; and focuses on one man searching for volunteers willing to die for his triplets awaiting birth. You can help with Charles' production costs by donating to 2BR02B's Kickstarter page! Kickstarter is a website that helps fund various projects (both big and small) with the help of people like you! Please join us in helping Charles reach his goal!

Congrats to April Maxey who shot a national Bank of America commercial which was filmed in Central Park and Chelsea in New York City.

A very special congratulations to our friends at the San Antonio Spurs. Their "This is Big" video starring our own Nicolas Cantu took the gold at the PromaxBDA Sports Media Marketing Awards as the Best Pregame Team Introduction, Opening or Halftime Video for the NBA. The video appeared before tipoff of Game 1 at the 2013 Western Conference Finals. Nicolas also shot a separate video for Game 3 of the NBA Finals. Nicolas and TAW are honored to be part of the Spurs Creative Services Team's phenomenal effort on these videos! Also, a special thanks to Spurs Creative Producers Katie Funk and Robert Fisher, who auditioned many of our young actors. Congrats again to Nicolas and Go Spurs Go!!

Congratulations to Jeriko Salazar for booking a print ad campaign with Academy that was shot in Houston. You'll see him in stores soon!

Madison Davenport appeared on an episode of Criminal Minds entitled Route 66. Congrats, Madison!

Congratulations to Kaleb King, Kacie LaCombe, Bryana Salaz, Tres Allison, Michelle Rendon, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Amanda Sanchez, Jeriko Salazar, Arianna Alderete, and Maria Moya who have been signed to the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas!

A very special thanks to Dee Ann Vernon of the Kim Dawson Agency for visiting us twice in 2013!

Congrats to Elizabeth Rodriguez to booking a featured extra role in Chef, directed by Jon Favreau!

Congrats to Tristan Ramirez, Arianna Alderete, Weston Hughes, Daniel Cortes, Mark Rana, Jon Coffey, Lupe Juarez, Jeff McDaniel, and Ayslinn Ashbury who booked a featured extra role on Revolution, now in production in the Austin area!

Major News! Madison Calderon has been signed to The Savage Agency in Los Angeles! Way to go, Madison!!

Tres Allison and Michelle Rendon booked a commercial in the San Antonio Spurs new 'Live the Game' campaign!

Congrats to Mark Rana, Michelle Rendon, Drew Pipkin, and Madison Calderon for booking a commercial for the San Antonio Rampage entitled 'Walking Man'.

A special thanks to legendary acting coach Cathryn Sullivan who taught a special workshop for some of our top actors in September. Thanks so much, Cathryn! We really appreciate it!!

Michelle Rendon was Sofia Vergara's body double, stand-in, and stunt double for Machete Kills! See her in the trailer for the film!

Mark Rana was in Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. Mark played 'Heinrich Mahler', a ghost who some believe haunts Victoria's Black Swan Inn in San Antonio. And check out Tres Allison on the blog of Ghost Adventures host Zak Bagans, who shows you how G.A. Reenactments are filmed! A big congrats to Mark and Tres. Well done, guys!

Loren Ledesma has been signed to Linda McAlister Talent of Los Angeles and Dallas!

Mark Rana and Maria Moya each booked roles in the new Indy feature, Book of Ruth, a film by Pablo Veliz, which was produced at Big Bend National Park. Nicely done, Mark and Maria.

Lupe Juarez and Kina Harris booked roles in a Public Service Announcement for the CASA program.

Are you a videography enthusiast or someone trying to break into the production business? Texas Actors Workshop is seeking capable videographers/ editors who can shoot, edit and upload short audition tapes for agency and independent actors. Must have necessary space, a backdrop, as well as camera, sound, and editing equipment to shoot and edit videos. You will be paid $35-45 per audition tape, including upload. You will have to guarantee actors up to two hours of availability and up to three scenes per audition. Video and sound quality must be at a professional level. HD not necessary. 24-hour turnaround times will be preferable. Must be able to work through ftp sites such as Wetransfer.com or Hightail.com. Applicants will have to complete successful test runs prior to being allowed to work with our paying clients. Prefer independent videographers/ editors not currently associated with other San Antonio acting coaches, talent or modeling agencies. This opportunity can be used as a great first step into the production end of the entertainment industry! Please send resumes, including references, and a reel if you have it to texasactorsworkshop@gmail.com.

Please join us in watching Madison Davenport in her new show Save Me, Thursdays on NBC. Madison plays Emily Harper, a series regular in this new 30-minute comedy from the network that brought us great comedies like Friends, 30 Rock and The Office. Good Luck Madison! Madison also played the role of Hannah in The Possession and will be in Noah, starring Russel Crowe, Emma Watson, and Anthony Hopkins.

Lauren Miller played a featured extra on HBO's Newsroom, by Aaron Sorkin, creator of The West Wing. Lauren also booked featured extra roles on Showtime's Dexter and Episodes. Lauren also booked a role in the UCLA comedy short L.A. Trash. Good work, Lauren!!

Rudy Barrera was part of a report on KSAT-12 News about the SAPD's Crisis Intervention Training. Way to go Rudy! To see more on the SAPD CIT program, visit this gallery!

Tania Hajali and Mark Rana booked roles in a new spot for Advanced Smile Care, produced by Cineveliz!

Texas Actors Workshop is proud to have partnered with Coach Joshua Kozak and Hasfit on an Anti-Bullying video. Our actors who participated in the project include: Jason Busse, Jeriko Salazar, Tres Allison, Daniel Ross, Patrick Flynn, Mikayla Landes, Olivia Wyker, Kamryn Jacobs, Kennedy Young, Trevor Allison, and Kaleb King.

Thanks to Jennifer Boyce of The Savage Agency, L.A., for a tremendous commercial acting workshop in 2012!

Jeriko Salazar played The Grinch, alongside meterologist Bill Taylor on KENS-5 News on Christmas Eve 2012! Check out exclusive behind the scenes photos!!

Felise Garcia was an extra on the new Dallas, on TNT!

Texas Actors Workshop students have recently participated in extended improv sessions, as part of special new projects undertaken by the San Antonio Police Department and UT-San Antonio. For more, check out our special new Gallery highlighting these exciting new efforts by our actors!

A special thanks to Officers William Kasberg and Bonnie Lemcke of the San Antonio Police Dept. for visiting our Level I class to help our actors prepare to be roleplayers in the SAPD's Crisis Intervention Training.

We also want to express our gratitude to Sasha Wilhelm of the U.T.-San Antonio Counseling Dept., for her presentation on mental and emotional health, as portrayed in film and television. A very insightful and informative presentation for our film actors!

Elise Rubiola appeared in 3 HEB shoots including a back to school spot; three Halloween spots in English, Spanish, and with an ensemble cast; and a bilingual spot staring Jennette McCurdy.

Check out Danielle Greenup as 'China' in Haunted High, which premiered on Syfy. Check syfy.com for future showings. Danielle also booked the role of April in White Rabbit, starring Sam Trammell (True Blood) and Nick Krause (The Descendants), as well as a featured extra role in So Undercover starring Miley Cyrus, all recently in production in Louisiana.

Congratulations to Jessica Anderson, Lupe Juarez, Kassandra Rios, and Arianna Alderete for booking featured extra roles on The Lying Game on ABC Family.

Our sincere thanks to Bill Taylor of KENS-TV, for a special behind the scenes look at his station for our Youth Level 2 class; check out some pictures!

Check out TAW Alumnus Adrienne Harrell in this spot for Jimmy John's!

Elizabeth Machacek was in The Unusual Suspects on the Investigation Discovery channel, in an episode entitled: 'Gruesome Discovery'.

Congratulations to Jason Busse, Ashton Word, Kamryn Jacobs, and Eloah Jones for booking roles in Bryan Ortiz's latest film, Sanitarium: Monsters are Real. Kaleb King, Orlando Torres, Arianna Alderete, Rudy Barerra, and Danielle Johnson also had the opportunity to be extras in Sanitarium.

Texas Actors Workshop joins the San Antonio and Denver communities in grieving the loss of Jessica Ghawi in the tragic movie theater shootings in Aurora, Colorado. Jessica's family has established a foundation and scholarship that reflected her passion for sports and her vivacious personality. Two funds have been established in her memory. If you're able to lend your support, we have linked to The Jessica Redfield Sports Journalism Scholarship Fund, as well as her Memorial Fund.
Jessica was also accompanied to the movie with her longtime friend, Brent Lowak that night. He was wounded trying to save her life. He now faces a long recovery including multiple surgeries. If you feel inspired to help with his medical costs, you can send any donation to: Brent Lowak Survivor Expense Fund, PO Box 310176 New Braunfels, TX 78311.

Jessica Rey booked a print shoot with Vesper Magazine. Check out the trailer for the shoot!

Congrats to Pat Turner for booking a role in the feature film Dani: The Ranch Hand which premired at The Josephine Theater in San Antonio.

Congratulations to Orlando Torres for his featured extra role in Machete Kills and a comedic industrial shoot for HEB!

Texas Actors Workshop congratulates Angelica Vargas for being signed by the Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas, the Savage Agency in Los Angeles, and Evolution Talent Management, also of L.A.

Congratulations to Arianna Alderete and Rodrigo Solloa for booking an in-house
hospitality video for La Quinta!

Congratulations to Texas Actors Workshop students Pat Turner, Orlando Torres, Kaleb King, and TAW alumnus, Rick Carrillo for their parts in The Killing Strain which will be airing on Chiller. Please check your local channel/ cable provider directory for future airings.

Congrats to Pat Turner for booking a spot for the 2011 Alamo Bowl!

Check out the latest indy film work by Texas Actors Workshop students and alumni: Mark Rana, Jason Busse, Kaleb King, Pat Turner, Nellie Washburn, Alice Washburn, Angelica Vargas, Jessica Anderson, Howard Fisher, and Christy Keller.

Check out Danielle Johnson in Austin student indy film Study Troubles! Click here to see the entire film.

Check out Loren Ledesma and Mark Rana on the set of Mission Park, filmed in San Antonio. Other Texas Actors Workshop students involved in filming MP include: Daniel Cortes, Dora Esquivel, Howard Fisher, Barbara Hoffman, Danielle Johnson, Kaleb King, Kacie LaCombe, Ashley McSwain, Brian Nicholas, Ian Stanfield, and Adrian Yancelson.

Congrats to Loren Ledesma who recently had featured extra roles on Justified, Breaking In, and The Doctors. As well as a supporting role in This Indie Thing, a comedy web series.

We want to thank everyone for voting for Texas Actors Workshop alumnus, Christy Keller, a finalist for a role in "Whatever, the web series". She ended up in 2nd place by only 43 votes. Christy says this is amazing considering how far behind she started, and that the other actress she was up against has more than 900 Facebook friends. But the best news is that the Producers of 'Whatever' liked her so much, that they are giving her another part in the series! Christy feels that all of your votes and comments really helped make that happen. She's planning to post a link on Facebook (which we'll pass along) when the series comes out. Thanks again for all your support!

We would like to Congratulate the Winners of our first-ever Audition Challenge:
Advanced - Kaleb King
Level II (youth) - Mia Garza
Level II (adult) - Ashley Reneigh
Thanks to everyone who participated in this fun and challenging competition.

For our latest reviews posted on Google, click here.

See which Talent Agencies have signed some Texas Actors Workshop students.

At Texas Actors Workshop our pricing policy includes: No contracts, No automatic bank
withdrawls, We never ask for your credit card information. After your initial non-refundable
deposit ($140-$180), you will never be charged for classes you don't attend.

We want to thank supporters of our workshop, including: Los Angeles Talent Manager, Lea Patrick for her "Winning the Audition" workshop; L.A. Commercial Agent, Jennifer Boyce, for a fantastic workshop on Commercial Acting Technique; L.A./ Dallas Casting Director, Amber Horn for her tremendous workshop on Film and TV Audition Technique; The Zots for helping make the Texas Actors Workshop 2010 Holiday Party so special, with their awesome live performance.

Tara Coet, a wonderful friend and supporter of Texas Actors Workshop, who passed away recently after battling cancer. She will be very sorely missed. If you would like to honor Tara's memory, please feel free to make a donation to the Lymphoma Research Foundation. Would you please join us in keeping Tara's family in your prayers.


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We've recently received several inquiries about the legitimacy of heavily advertised programs
promising to put San Antonio/ Austin actors on quick paths to success at major networks or in
movies, after minimal training lasting just a few weeks.

Our standard response to programs that promise actors huge opportunities and results, with
little or no serious training, is covered in our FAQs. In our opinion, it simply does not make
sense for untrained, unknown actors to expect to be signed by established L.A. agents and
then cast in major speaking roles on TV shows/ movies. When it does happen, it's
a rare exception.

These types of promises are frequently just bait, to charge you huge sums of money. Please
be very cautious. Anyone interested in your long-term growth should probably not be asking
for more than $250 up front from you. We hope this helps and we look forward to training
seriously-minded actors who realize there are rarely shortcuts to success.


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