Acting Coach Resume
Creator of the Actor Core Group one-year acting apprenticeship program that Neil has been delivering since 2007.
Founder and Head Acting Teacher of 1994 – 2000
Actor’s Working Academy, Vancouver, B.C. Canada
(Original duties included writing the curriculum, organizing classes and teaching every
class. By the year 2000 there were 12 acting teachers under me
teaching programs I had written.)
Independent Acting Coach for actors in Toronto, 2000 – 20012
Regina, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Nairobi
(I travel extensively to all of these cities throughout the year
coaching actors across Canada and Kenya.)
Professional Actor 1990 – 2012
(Please see attached acting resume. Recent credits include
working with Zach Snyder on “Watchmen” and Liam Neeson
on The A-Team directed by Joe Carnahan.)
I have various classes as an actor from many acting teachers. I learned the most about coaching actors from Mr. Warren Robertson while studying with him for 3 years. Mr. Robertson was named acting teacher of the decade in New York City for the 1970’s by the New York Post newspaper. He trained many Academy Award Winners including Jessica Lange and Diane Keaton to name two. He was taught extensively by both Lee Strasberg and Stella Adler.
I also apprenticed and worked as a film editor for 6 years in Los Angeles, CA, USA. I use the knowledge and experience I gained as a film editor extensively in my coaching of actors.
More recently I have been directing two different TV series in Nairobi, Kenya. After having auditioned over 2000 actors, cast and directed over 200 actors in 120 half-hour episodes of television, I have gained a distinct insight into what is needed from a professional actor for film and TV.