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Where: CMNtv 1230 Souter Dr, Troy, MI 48083
When: TBA
Cost: Pre-Pay $40; At the Door $50
Capacity: 40 Students

Want To Be A Host?

Want to host your own show at CMN but have no “on-camera” experience? Are you worried about the pressure of working with actors and other guests? Well take a deep breath, relax and come have some fun Saturday, April 9th, as Rich Goteri and Rachel Bellack of the Michigan Actors Studio teach a 3-hour workshop designed just for you!

Rich and Rachel will discuss how to overcome nervousness in front of the camera, different shots and how to use them properly, basic hosting skills, how to interview a guest, and much more. If you want to learn to host your own show—and have some fun—come join us Saturday, April 9, 2011 from 1-4pm.

Your Instructors:

Rich Goteri

Rich Goteri, the creative director at Michigan Actors Studio, has enjoyed one of the most diverse careers one can have in show business. He started his professional career at age 16 as a stand-up comic playing such New York clubs as Catch a Rising Star, Dangerfield’s and The Comedy Store. At age 19 he auditioned and was accepted into the legendary acting school The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, where he remained for eight years. He also studied at HB Studios with Academy Award Nominee, William Hickey.

Rich has directed many shows in Michigan and has acted in the films *61 with Barry Pepper and Thomas Jane for Billy Crystal, The Ugly One with Academy Award nominee and Avatar star Wes Studi, Guns, Drugs and Dirty Money with Eric Roberts, America with Rosie O’Donnell, Stone with Robert DeNiro and Edward Norton and Game of Death with Wesley Snipes.

In 2009 along with Rachel Bellack, he started The Michigan Actor’s Studio which has become the premier acting school in the state of Michigan.

Rachel Bellack

Rachel is originally from Toronto and has been involved in the performing arts as an actor (ACTRA, CAEA), director, writer and teacher for over 20 years working and training in Toronto, Chicago and Detroit. She is a graduate and former instructor at the Second City Detroit Training Center and served on faculty in the performing arts department at Oakland Community College, St. Clair College and Macomb Community College.

As a professional certified coach she works with corporations, small businesses and individuals in the areas of effective communication, speaking and presenting with confidence, overcoming stage fright and nervousness, and executive presence and leadership.

Rachel is thrilled to be involved with The Michigan Actors Studio and is excited to help others to be the best they can be.

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