There are no Actor Slate classes scheduled at this time.

What is an Actor Slate?
Actor Slate is a video service exclusively provided by Chelsea Studios in LA and licensed by The Green Room to be shot here in Chicago. Actor Slate is the next best thing to a face-to-face meeting with Casting Directors and Talent Representatives. First you are videotaped in a relaxed interview setting. Then the footage is professionally edited down to a one minute video, showing you at your natural best.

An Actor Slate is:
  • A 60-second, edited general interview
  • Available on demand on both Breakdown Express and Actors Access
  • Professionally shot and edited
  • Readily available by easy search to casting professionals
  • One minute of you – what you really look and sound like. Your personality
Not only that! An Actor Slate:
  • Can be submitted to Casting Directors for role consideration
  • Can be submitted to Agents and Managers for representation consideration
  • Brings your headshot to life.
Basic Cost $150.00 - no recurring fees!. Check out a demo at actorsaccess.com! Click on "view demo", then choose the Actor Slate on the right hand side.

DISCLAIMER - If an actor doesn't approve the produced Actor Slate, they may refuse to have it published on the Internet, actor will not be entitled to a refund for the session or the editing. Actor has the option to have the Actor Slate re-edited at Chelsea's prevailing rate. Actor Slate is the property of Breakdown Services and copyright protected and cannot be used on other websites or mediums without written permission from Breakdown Services.
What is the process?
Check our schedule and see when the next date is that we are shooting Actor Slates. If this date does not work for you, shoot us an email or give us a call and we'll see if we can set up an alternative date for you. We'll send you out an information packet via email that will give you lots of stuff to think about (what to wear, what to do for makeup, what to prepare or think about before hand, etc.) Then you will come in on your shoot date and shoot the interview (usually only takes about 30 minutes). You'll leave, we'll edit it, and we'll email you a preview link once its ready. Once you approve it, we'll post it into your actorsaccess.com profile(s) and that's it!
Can you upload the film reel I already have to actorsacces.com?
We can. We upload clips for Actor Slates all the time, so we have their compression requirements and upload capabilities. HOWEVER- we are a completely seperate entity from actorsaccess.com and we don't work for free. Our typical video editing rate is $50/hr with a minimum of 1hr. That is above and beyond what actorsaccess.com will charge you to host it. If you are willing to mail a dvd of your reel in to actorsaccess.com per their requirements, you would avoid our charge. See their website for details - (scroll down the page) but the compression and uploading is included in their hosting fee of around $50! So if you mail it, it would cost around $50, if you have us do it, you'll pay around $100 total for one minute of video (see actorsaccess.com for exact pricing!)
I don't have a reel, but I have a bunch of footage from films and commercials I've been in. Can you edit this into a reel for me ?
Right now we do not offer this service, but check back soon as we may be adding it down the road!

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by Steven Ivcich

There’s a big difference between understanding your lines and bringing them to
life in an audition or performance. I’ve often listened to actors give genuinely
insightful interpretations of their lines and then see those same lines die a slow
death in front of the camera or on stage. The problem is that their insights have
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There’s only one thing that can translate insight into action and ironically enough,
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Anne Acker is a professional actor and mom living in Chicago. She teaches on-camera acting at The Green Room Studio, as well as runs the Kids and Teens Program.

As a child’s acting coach, I often hear the same scenario from the parents of my young students. Mom or Dad agrees to have their child audition for a professional role—they then spend time helping the child prepare, putting together the child’s resume and picture, coordinating their outfit, running lines, taking time out of the family schedule to get their child to the audition, and so on. Once there, the child enters the audition room without mom or dad. When they return, the parents eagerly ask how it went, and the child responds with a vague “fine”. The parents are left to ponder the mysterious inner workings of the audition room. While we can’t expect children to give a detailed analysis of each experience, we can keep these five things in mind to help young actors in their auditions.

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