Wednesday, October 30, 2013

On camera acting workshop with Ellen Jacoby

By Paige Strott, Patel Conservatory Marketing Assistant

How often do you get the chance to have one-on-one coaching from a leading casting director? Now’s your chance!

The Patel Conservatory is offering a two day workshop with Miami-based casting director Ellen Jacoby on Nov. 9 and 10.

Ellen Jacoby is one of the most in-demand casting directors in the Florida film and television industry. The intensive on-camera workshop will help students in grade 5 through adult develop their on-camera acting techniques. It will also cover such topics as understanding and maneuvering through the film business, and dissecting and comparing copy for auditions. 

Jacoby has worked on feature films such as Ace Ventura, There’s Something About Mary, True Lies and television shows such as Burn Notice, Miami Vice, and CSI Miami.

If you would like to pursue a career in the film business, Jacoby can jumpstart it by offering helpful advice. At the conclusion of the two-day workshop, Jacoby will provide students with valuable recommendations on what their next step should be. Jacoby has employed over 230,000 Florida actors, dancers, and performers throughout the years and we’re giving you a leg up to be next! 

The workshop will be Sat., Nov. 9 and Sun., Nov. 10, 2013 from 3 to 7 p.m. The cost is $200 for both days, or $135 for Saturday only.

For more information, or to register, visit, or call 813-222-1002.

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