Who We Are:
The Van Mar Academy has been one of the largest and most successful Acting Schools in Hollywood for over 30 years. The Academys courses on Motion Picture and Television Acting are approved by the State of California and upon successful completion of the course; a CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION is awarded. The schools director, Ivan Markota, is a member of the California Private School Association and former President of The Acting Coaches and Teachers Association. He is listed in.. Californias Whos Who and the Whos Who in America. Mr. Markota is a member of the American Theater Association, The American Film Institute, The California Theater Council, The International Platform Association and Equity Waiver Producers. He is a three-time award winning Acting coach from The Motion Picture Council of Southern California for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry, and has been nominated for the Media Access Award. MOST IMPORTANTLY: Ivan Markota and his industry expertise has enabled his students to book starring, recurring, documented roles in over 1,330 series.
What We Offer:
Beginning Actors as well as working Actors learn All aspects of Motion Picture and Television Acting: The ABCs of Screen Acting The Art, The Business, and The Craft. Students will learn the HOW-TOs in every facet of the business from marketing materials (headshots and resumes), to obtaining an agent, an audition, and how to give a Blow Away reading. Instruction is offered year-round in a continuous cycle allowing for entry at any time, with students learning at their individual capabilities. Curriculum includes 9 hours of instruction per week and is payable per week where else can you find that?!
You are taught the business and the craft. Van Mar raises the bar when preparing for a professional acting career. They care about the success of their students. Ivan is the best!
Posted: 10/17/2009 • Link to this review
Van Mar is thorough. This academy not only teaches the craft of acting, but more importantly, the "business" of acting. It delivers a one-two punch and gives you a great foundation.
Posted: 10/22/2008 • Link to this review