I am absolutely loving The Actors Link in LA. There is an abundance of Workshop Studio's in LA, as most actors will know. Some, which I shall not mention, are there to take your money and couldn't care less about who you are or how you are doing. You're a number and they're happy to keep it that way. The Actors Link is very different. I was fortunate enough to meet one of the owners of The Actors Link Studio, Casting Director Scott David, during a workshop at another workshop studio. I fell in love with him and his bubbly, fun personality and just general encouraging nature. He genuinely loves actors and really helps whenever possible. He really, really does. I am a witness to this, so it really isn't just hearsay.
When he encouraged me to join The Actors Link, I thought; "oh! I'm sure it's just like everywhere else!". But I was pleasantly surprised... The Actors Link, is nothing like the other Studios. It is far more intimate, it does not feel clinical like a government building (as some of these studios can feel). They know you by name and remember your "story", which in turn makes you feel quite special. They also allow you to book your slot time online, so you don't have to turn up an hour early and wait forever (wasting precious time for some of those Actors, who have children and other commitments). They carefully select all their Casting Directors and Managers, to ensure the Actors are being seen by people who are really going to help, and provide the constructive criticism we all need. They also offer a FREE consultation to help those who are unfamiliar with some of the workshops or CD's, and they spend time explaining what workshop will be beneficial for the particular genre the Actor is going for. All in all, this is most definitely my favourite place to go for workshops. I encourage other aspiring/working actors to go there too!
The Actors Link is carefully run/managed by Scott David and Brett Weinstock and is Located in North Hollywood. I'd love to keep this all to myself, but that would just be mean… so, What are you waiting for? A.C.