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Addison W.
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I'm a working actor and commercial acting coach that you see on TV. I am a former talent manager, producer, and agent. I prepare actors for work in television and film. While many of my former students and clients are top commercial actors, TV and film stars, thousands more are professionals that work in every area of television and film. I specialize in grooming and developing, starting careers, teaching, and helping actors understand how to make it in show business. All acting styles have evolved, including commercials. I teach improvisation, handling sides, reading cue cards, self-taping, how to slate, and regulate your energy levels. Evaluating headshots, and the business of commercial acting are separate classes.
About Addison W.

Since 1998, I've helped my clients break through the walls of Hollywood. I asked how does one live and survive in Hollywood as an actor and entertainer? That question took me on a journey that would change my life and the lives of people who have taken my advice. After investing in a $300.00 video camera, I started documenting my experiences in LA and interviewing agents, managers, casting directors, and producers. I even questioned my friends to learn more about their acting experiences. What was their dream? How did they get started? I learned of their collective experiences and drew conclusions that became patterns of behavior. I became a reigning expert, a teacher, a manager, and an agent. I gave advice, people took it, and their lives changed. And for more than 20 years, I have helped people find their passions, create wealth, and make their careers. Today those mentees are famous actors, producers, writers, acting teachers, and managers. In that process, I continued my work as an actor on stage and in commercials. I starred in numerous reality TV series in the US, Canada, Sweden, and England. I've worked in casting, and I've produced and directed theater, television, and film. The actors I have trained and mentored are from around the world. I help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on life and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them to their goals and dreams. Let me help you learn and develop your pathway in achieving your acting and entertainment goals.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

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Business Law

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Teaches ages 12+

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Avatar of the tutor
Addison W.
Teaches Online
Just Have FUN With It!
I'm a working actor and commercial acting coach that you see on TV. I am a former talent manager, producer, and agent. I prepare actors for work in television and film. While many of my former students and clients are top commercial actors, TV and film stars, thousands more are professionals that work in every area of television and film. I specialize in grooming and developing, starting careers, teaching, and helping actors understand how to make it in show business. All acting styles have evolved, including commercials. I teach improvisation, handling sides, reading cue cards, self-taping, how to slate, and regulate your energy levels. Evaluating headshots, and the business of commercial acting are separate classes.
About Addison W.

Since 1998, I've helped my clients break through the walls of Hollywood. I asked how does one live and survive in Hollywood as an actor and entertainer? That question took me on a journey that would change my life and the lives of people who have taken my advice. After investing in a $300.00 video camera, I started documenting my experiences in LA and interviewing agents, managers, casting directors, and producers. I even questioned my friends to learn more about their acting experiences. What was their dream? How did they get started? I learned of their collective experiences and drew conclusions that became patterns of behavior. I became a reigning expert, a teacher, a manager, and an agent. I gave advice, people took it, and their lives changed. And for more than 20 years, I have helped people find their passions, create wealth, and make their careers. Today those mentees are famous actors, producers, writers, acting teachers, and managers. In that process, I continued my work as an actor on stage and in commercials. I starred in numerous reality TV series in the US, Canada, Sweden, and England. I've worked in casting, and I've produced and directed theater, television, and film. The actors I have trained and mentored are from around the world. I help my clients achieve a more positive outlook on life and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them to their goals and dreams. Let me help you learn and develop your pathway in achieving your acting and entertainment goals.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Teaching since

Teaching since 1998

Education

Business Law

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Has background check

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Child Acting
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The lesson was fun, engaging, and challenging. Addison compacted so much helpful information in this session. He's professional, reassuring and easy to talk to. I could not have had a better lesson. I'm now a huge fan!

Posted Jan 28, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Addison is an amazing teacher and actor, He is always true to himself and is adept at seeing potential in others he works with. I so admire him and his total work ethic. He's a perfect addition to whatever he chooses.

Posted Oct 22, 2021
Teacher's Studio

The real deal. I have been acting all my life. Additionally, I have worked in Europe, the UK and the USA. When I moved to LA, I had the chance to study with Addison and it was absolutely worth it. Not only does he know how the industry really works but also, he has a deep understanding of character and script analysis. Addison is going to help you to discover the different layers that each role has. When it comes to auditions, working with Addison makes a difference. Believe me, you will be " ready to be ready" and focused. Finally, there is no doubt in my mind that Addison will help you to become the best actor you could possibly be and most importantly: to book acting jobs. David Vega

Posted Oct 19, 2021
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Jan 2000 - Dec 2015
Personal Management Compay
Worked at my personally owned entertainment company that represented actors in TV and film. Many of the actors became successful professionals working in all areas of TV and film related projects. The company was also known for it's impact in the diversity moment, taking on clients with disabilities, linguistic challenges, and actors from nine different countries, all of whom became working actors.
Agent
Nov 2014 - Jun 2015
IEG Talent Agency
I worked briefly as a talent manager before realizing that I prefer being a talent manager. As a manager I got to chart the course and help people discover what they are good at doing, and building a career from there.
Business Law
Jan 2007 - Jun 2007
LACC
Theater BA
Sep 1984 - Aug 1988
Wayland Baptist University
English
Professional Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Resource Family Orientatiob
Jun 2021
Allies for Every Child
Working to make life better for families and children.
Best Actor
Apr 2019
BLASTOFF Film Festival
Emmys Television Academy
Apr 2010
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences was founded in 1946, just one month after network television was born. It is a nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of telecommunication arts and sciences and to fostering creative leadership in the telecommunication industry. The Television Academy, the only major organization devoted to the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, is made up of over 20,000 members, representing 29 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.
SAG-AFTRA
Feb 1999
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Alpha Psi Omega
Mar 1987
Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society (ΑΨΩ) is an American recognition honor society for participants in collegiate theatre. The Alpha Cast was founded at Fairmont State College (now Fairmont State University) by Prof. Paul F. Opp
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Jan 1986
Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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Instructor details
Child Acting
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$109
45 minutes
$125
60 minutes
$165
90 minutes
$200
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30