Our Founder & Aristic Director
During his 30-year teaching career, Howard has personally coached Hollywood stars including: Oscar winners Jennifer Connelly and Jared Leto; Oscar nominees Brad Pitt, Michelle Williams, Salma Hayek, Bradley Cooper, and Will Smith; Golden Globe nominees Simon Baker, Rosanna Arquette, Brooke Shields, and Mark Harmon; and Emmy winners Kim Delaney, Sela Ward, and Michael Chiklis. Additionally, Howard has also worked with literally hundreds of actors including Chris Pine, Carla Gugino, Malin Akerman, Gerard Butler, Justin Timberlake, Hayden Panettiere, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Dwayne Johnson, Val Kilmer, and Amy Smart . . . CONTINUE READING.
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Our Incredible Faculty
Tim first studied improv with the acclaimed Paul Sills, from Second City in Chicago, and then went on to study at The Groundlings in Los Angeles. He spent 1990 – 1995 writing and performing with the prestigious Groundlings Main Company, winning two LA Weekly awards. Tim taught at the Groundlings school for over 15 years. After his time with the Groundlings Tim studied extensively with Howard Fine. Tim now has over 150 film and television credits. . . . CONTINUE READING.
David Coury is an international voice expert and teacher who works with leading professionals within the entertainment industry including actors, broadcasters, and Top 40 recording artists. His proprietary voice and presentation method has transformed everyone – from his celebrity clients to corporate clients – into powerful and engaging professionals with potent vocal capabilities in their fields. Through teaching . . . CONTINUE READING.
Laura has been on the faculty of the Howard Fine Acting Studio in Hollywood for over 16 years. She has taught in Wales at The Actors Workshop and the Academy of Musical Theatre; in NYC at HB Studios, Stella Adler Institute, American Academy of Dramatic Arts; and for the Screen Actors Guild Conservatory in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New Mexico; she is also . . . CONTINUE READING.
Kristof Konrad was born in Poland and trained as an actor at the National Dramatic Academy in Warsaw, Poland and the Alexander Fersen Academy in Rome, Italy. While in Poland, he studied and worked with theater and film masters Jerzy Grotowski and Andrzej Wajda. In the U.S., he has worked with directors Kenneth Branagh, Ron Howard, and Roland Emmerich. His acting credits include House of Cards, Scandal, Intelligence . . . CONTINUE READING.
Susan has acted in over 100 film and TV projects. She has acted opposite Oscar winners, Kathy Bates, Forest Whitaker, Octavia Spencer, Helen Hunt, Hilary Swank, among others. In theater, she has earned an Ovation, LA Weekly, and a Garland Award through her many roles with writer/director Del Shores.
Susan has 10 years of experience as a script coordinator, editor, web-content writer, reviewer, writing contributor for “The Weekenders”, as well as the book, “Virgin Territory”. Her acclaimed One-Woman Play, “This Is Your Wake-Up Call” earned rave reviews in Los Angeles and the East Coast. . . CONTINUE READING.
Marilyn McIntyre currently teaches at the HFAStudio, Los Angeles and the HFAStudio, Australia in Melbourne, where she is the Director of the Acting Program. Along with Personalization, she teaches Foundation, Scene Study, and a new “Hagen Exercises” class in Melbourne. Marilyn also teaches in Los Angeles at the Ted Brunetti Studio (On-Camera), the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Conservatory at AFI (American Film Institute), and “Elon in LA” (sponsored by Elon University, NC). She has also taught at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), Old Globe/U of San Diego MFA Program, University of Southern California (USC), University of Texas, Austin (UT), LA City College Theatre Academy, among others. . . CONTINUE READING.
Parker is an actor and writer, who has been performing his own material for nearly 20 years, including his acclaimed solo show, “Take My Life… Please”. His adaptation of Roald Dahl’s, “James and the Giant Peach”, has received productions in both Chicago and Los Angeles. Parker was also the co-creator of “That is SO Fake”, a Television concept optioned by Sony Television . . . CONTINUE READING.
Movement Director and Acting Coach Jean-Louis Rodrigue has taught the Alexander Technique for 35 years and is a pioneer in its application to theater and film. His unique approach to movement education and to improving actors’ performance through character movement choreography has garnered international recognition. Most recently, Jean-Louis coached Matt Bomer in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart for HBO . . . CONTINUE READING.