By Devin D. O’Leary
Acting Up in Class
Actor/director Lee Kitts has taught acting since 1987 in California, Oregon, Hawaii and Kentucky and has recently relocated to Albuquerque. Kitts will be teaching a series titled “Acting Technique 1” early next year. The 10-week course starts on Jan. 14 and is now enrolling adults of all skills and levels. Classes will take place in the afternoon or evening (call for schedule) and will run three hours per week. Total cost is $295 with a $100 deposit to enroll. Kitts’ class is decribed as “an in-depth, step-by-step approach for the beginning student or the experienced actor, which translates to authentic, organic behavior for stage and film with focus in the following areas: Acting as action, focus outside the self, clarity and specificity of intention, theatre ethics/ensemble.” For more information, call 872-2349.
Calling All Producers
Award-winning director Jason Rosette (BookWars, No Sex For Susan Hero) is seeking a producer in New Mexico to help package, develop and produce his third N.M.-based comedy feature, Pat & Lloyd’s Final Countdown. The script is complete and WGA registered. As with previous features, the director intends to use mostly (if not all) local cast and crew. Interested producers, including emerging ones, are encouraged to contact J. Rosette at email@example.com with inquiries. Please provide a link to your IMDB info and list of credits.
Intense Open House
The New Mexico Filmmakers Intensive is a new program at the College of Santa Fe featuring hands-on educational immersion in three key creative areas of filmmaking: screenwriting, directing and producing. NMFI is accepting applications and asking potential 2008 students to come up for an open house Saturday, Dec. 15. Actors will be performing scene readings from scripts produced in the 2007 NMFI program, and you’ll get a chance to meet screenwriting faculty member Tom Musca. Musca is a 20-year Hollywood veteran whose credits include Tortilla Soup, Stand and Deliver and Little Nikita. A tour of the facilities will take place at the College of Santa Fe’s Greer Garson Communications Center, Stage B, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Enrollment in NMFI is limited, and New Mexico residents are eligible for tuition assistance. To attend this open house, you must RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 473-6400. Log on to www.filmmakersintensive.com for more details about NMFI and its programs.
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