The Art of Directing ActorsLearn from Hollywood actors and directors on how to approach and work effectively with actors on set, how to deal with problematic actors, and how to communicate in the actor’s language.
The Art of Directing ActorsDeveloped by Jason Tomaric, FilmSkills
30:07 video that takes you inside the director/actor relationship
- Complete companion guide
- How to establish trust and communication with your actors
- How to know what you want
- The language of acting
- What to do when you're not getting the performance you want on set
- The actor/director relationship
- The types of directors
Jason TomaricDirector, Cinematographer Los Angeles, California
Alison BuckCasting Director, "The Last Bear," "Low Grounds," "Pig," "Spotlight," and "Hey Vendor!"
Anthony Ray ParkerActor, "The Matrix," "The Marine", Hercules: The Legendary Journeys", and "Xena: Warrior Princess"
Anthony Ray Parker is an American actor who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, USA, and currently resides in Los Angeles, California. For years during the late 1990s and early 2000s, Parker settled in New Zealand and had a prominent career on television in various shows as Suzanne Paul's sidekick. He appeared in the film The Matrix as the character Dozer. In 2006, Parker starred in John Cena's film The Marine. He will also appear in the horror film Dead Air.
Bethany RooneyCritically acclaimed Director, "Brothers and Sisters", "Grey's Anatomy", "Desperate Housewives", and "Private Practice"
Charles EduardosActor, "Clone", "American Splendor", and "The Hidden"
Charles is a Cleveland-based actor and played Harris in Jason Tomaric's feature film, "Clone."
Guy ShalemEmmy-nominated director and producer, "Betty White's Off Their Rockers", and "Recorded Lives"
Taking inspiration from shows like Curb Your Enthusiasm and Reno 911, Guy soon developed a trademark directing style and found his niche in the world of semi-scripted comedies. This sensibility served him well when he landed a 2-year overall deal with FOXLAB, where he created original pilots for Fox and other networks. From there, Guy moved on to Fox Television Studios where for another two-year deal. By 2006, Guy had written and directed several half-hour comedy pilots and presentations, including With a Bullet for VH-1, Life of Leisure for ABC and The Roxy for NBC.
He moved on to features in 2006 with Cook-Off! The culinary comedy, which was produced for the Halcyon Company (“Terminator Salvation”), premiered at the Aspen Comedy Film Festival to a packed house. That same year, Guy created the cult hit comedy Lovespring International which ran on Lifetime for one season and is still a popular seller on iTunes. It starred Jane Lynch (GLEE, Best in Show) in her first TV leading role.
On the reality front, Guy has directed several pilots and is a Supervising Producer on the shows God or the Girl and Instant Beauty Pageant, which was nominated for a Daytime Emmy in 2009. That same year, Guy created REX, a spec pilot that became a viral video sensation and was featured in the New York Post and on countless online outlets. It starred Simon Rex, Paris Hilton, Jamie Presley, Victor Garber, Geoffrey Arend, Brian Huskey and Lance Bass. Guy followed it up in 2010 with Callbacks, a pilot about stage parents that starred Michael McDonald, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Eric McCormack and Jane Lynch. Guy is currently developing a new pilot for Fremantle Media that is scheduled to shoot this summer.