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Jan 24 2021


6:00 PM - 7:30 PM



FREE Lecture: Working with Bad Direction

“Do it again, but this time with more colors.”


“Put in a pause there and have a moment.”


“It was all one note.”


“Can you make a stronger a choice?”


“Give us a better transition. We need to see the arc.”


“Make it funnier!”

Any of these notes sound familiar, actors? Nothing derails an audition or an on set experience like receiving bad direction! Notes like these are result-oriented and can put you in your head.

In this FREE lecture, Howard teaches you to interpret what directors and casting really mean when they give notes like these, and how to translate them into something that keeps you on track, working authentically in the given circumstances. You will learn to take result-oriented direction and make it actable! You’ll also be taught ways of handling difficult or controlling directors and acting partners, to protect yourself as an artist. If a director gave you a line reading or a fellow actor told you how to play a certain part of the scene, would you know how handle it? Join us to find out!


Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021 at 6pm (PST)

Cost of lecture: Free

Howard Fine


Howard Fine

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jan 24 2021
  • Time: 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM

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The use of a phone, Ipad, tablet or computer to join online class via ZOOM and record self-taped videos.


Upon receipt of payment, participants will receive a confirmation with the information and instructions for joining the online class. Joining a Zoom meeting is super easy and requires the use of one of the following: computer, tablet, phone or Ipad.

Payment must be received before the class start time to be permitted entry into the course.

In order to ensure proper enrollment, please leave a first and last name and use this same name to log into Zoom on the day of the meeting. Your name will be seen by other participants. Participants who try to join the Zoom meeting under a name other than used to enroll here will not be granted access in to the meeting.

Please note, we do not offer refunds for missed classes. Make-ups or credits may be offered at the sole discretion of the studio administration and only if a similar course or lecture is being offered in the near future.

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