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Richard Hatch

Webinar hosted by: Richard Hatch

Actor, Director, Teacher, Author

Richard Hatch Actor, Director, Teacher, Author  Richard Hatch is best known for his Golden Globe nominated portrayal of Captain Apollo in classic Battlestar Galactica and for playing the integral role of political activist Tom Zarek in the re-imagined version of the iconic series. He also starred in the popular television series Streets of San Francisco and All My Children, the memorable television movies Dead Man’s Curve and The Hatfields and the McCoys, and in the feature film Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen.   Hatch’s recent projects include a steampunk short, Cowboys & Engines, and the ground-breaking indie Trek feature Prelude to Axanar, where he plays the key role of Klingon Commander Kharn. Richard just wrapped up shooting the feature film The Enchanted Cottage and will be filming Diminuendo this summer, a character-driven drama about an artist who has lost everything, including the love of his life. Hatch is also in the process of completing his science fiction novel The Great War of Magellan (GWOM) and will include a high-end web series to launch the title. An online game version for GWOM is currently in production.  Richard’s directing credits include Second Coming, a self-produced trailer depicting his vision of a Battlestar Galactica universe 20 years into the future, and a short for White Wings, a period piece about domestic violence set in the 1920's. He has also written, produced and directed an infomercial for the securities industry and produced his own reality series, Who the Frak. Richard is slated to direct With Honor, a movie set in the Vietnam War era. When not busy performing, directing and writing, Richard teaches acting and personal growth workshops around the country and internationally. He also brings his more than 30 years of experience to The Richard Hatch Actor’s Lab, an acting class and workshop he teaches weekly in Los Angeles where actors, writers and directors focus on the art, craft and business of acting and auditioning. Hatch’s students write and film original material, shorts, pilots and presentations as part of his distinctive, process-oriented curriculum. A passionate and proactive acting coach, Richard also addresses life and career issues, empowering and inspiring students to find their own unique path to success. You can find more about Richard on his website www.richardhatch.com. Full Bio »

Webinar Summary

Learn directly from Golden Globe nominated actor, teacher, author and director Richard Hatch.

As a successful working actor, writer, director and teacher of nearly 40 years in the entertainment industry, Richard knows all sides of the performing equation. One of the most important things he's going to share is what separates successful working actors from those that never quite make it. Talent is not enough; it has much more to do with your level of commitment and how dedicated you are to learning how to more effectively use your talent. It’s also important to learn about the business of the art and to proactively create your own pathway to success.

In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, your host Richard will show you the specific steps to giving more powerful and memorable, career changing auditions and performances. Richard will share insights for building a following via social networks, which can make all the difference in scoring quality jobs these days. Even more importantly, he will show you how doable it is to create your own opportunities with self-produced shorts, pilots, and movies that showcase your talents and best work. This webinar will also address how to deal with fear, how to identify the right material and the kind of characters you can more fully connect to, and how to proactively put together projects in all areas of the business that will showcase your strongest assets, raise your profile and make you more visible in the marketplace to those that count.

What You'll Learn

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Topics Covered Include:

  • The industry is changing. Learn how to build your brand and proactively create opportunities for success in today’s entertainment industry.
  • How to market and sell your unique abilities as an actor to fit the needs of the current entertainment market.
  • How to grow a diverse skill set and develop your own projects so you can leverage your commercial appeal as an actor.
  • Why it’s important for actors and artists to learn the business side of an acting career.
  • Learn the art of creating a more dynamic acting reel that showcases your strongest assets as an actor. Be taken seriously in the business and create more opportunities.
  • Are you committed to fully developing your acting skills or just winging it? Let’s talk about what separates successful actors from those that struggle endlessly.
  • What you can do to access and unlock a deeper level of your talent and abilities to take your performances and auditions to a more successful level.
  • Discover how to break through personal barriers and limitations; become a freer, more uninhibited and dynamic actor.
  • Why it’s necessary to face and embrace your fears so you can give your best performance when it counts.
  • A predictable, safe performance isn’t going to help you stand out. Find out how a process-oriented approach to acting can lead to more unpredictable, memorable performances.
  • Why trying to control the direction and outcome of a scene is counter-intuitive and limits the depth and scope of your performance.
  • Discover how to translate the intellectual concept of a scene and character to a more intuitive, edgy and out-of-the box performance.
  • How to bring about an honest and believable performance via the lens of the character you are playing.
  • Don’t give logical and predictable line readings. Like a jazz player rifting on a particular melody, stay true to the premise of the role, but reach for the unpredictable.
  • What it takes to master the success equation of today’s rapidly changing entertainment industry.

Plus a live and interactive Q&A session with Richard!

About Your Instructor

Richard Hatch

Actor, Director, Teacher, Author 

Richard Hatch is best known for his Golden Globe nominated portrayal of Captain Apollo in classic Battlestar Galactica and for playing the integral role of political activist Tom Zarek in the re-imagined version of the iconic series. He also starred in the popular television series Streets of San Francisco and All My Children, the memorable television movies Dead Man’s Curve and The Hatfields and the McCoys, and in the feature film Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen.  

Hatch’s recent projects include a steampunk short, Cowboys & Engines, and the ground-breaking indie Trek feature Prelude to Axanar, where he plays the key role of Klingon Commander Kharn. Richard just wrapped up shooting the feature film The Enchanted Cottage and will be filming Diminuendo this summer, a character-driven drama about an artist who has lost everything, including the love of his life. Hatch is also in the process of completing his science fiction novel The Great War of Magellan (GWOM) and will include a high-end web series to launch the title. An online game version for GWOM is currently in production. 

Richard’s directing credits include Second Coming, a self-produced trailer depicting his vision of a Battlestar Galactica universe 20 years into the future, and a short for White Wings, a period piece about domestic violence set in the 1920's. He has also written, produced and directed an infomercial for the securities industry and produced his own reality series, Who the Frak. Richard is slated to direct With Honor, a movie set in the Vietnam War era.

When not busy performing, directing and writing, Richard teaches acting and personal growth workshops around the country and internationally. He also brings his more than 30 years of experience to The Richard Hatch Actor’s Lab, an acting class and workshop he teaches weekly in Los Angeles where actors, writers and directors focus on the art, craft and business of acting and auditioning. Hatch’s students write and film original material, shorts, pilots and presentations as part of his distinctive, process-oriented curriculum. A passionate and proactive acting coach, Richard also addresses life and career issues, empowering and inspiring students to find their own unique path to success. You can find more about Richard on his website www.richardhatch.com.

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Q: What is the format of a webinar?
A: Stage 32 Next Level Webinars are typically 90-minute broadcasts that take place online using a designated software program from Stage 32.

Q: Do I have to be located in a specific location?
A: No, you can participate from the comfort of your own home using your personal computer! If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar.

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Q: What if I cannot attend the live webinar?
A: If you attend a live online webinar, you will be able to communicate directly with your instructor during the webinar. If you cannot attend a live webinar and purchase an On-Demand webinar, you will have access to the entire recorded broadcast, including the Q&A.

Q: Will I have access to the webinar afterward to rewatch?
A: Yes! After the purchase of a live or On-Demand webinar, you will have on-demand access to the audio recording, which you can view as many times as you'd like for a whole year!

Testimonials

Richard Hatch's gift is his ability to translate human experience with such a depth of understanding and clarity of communication that his seminar transcends a traditional acting class and explores insightful observations of human behavior, philosophy, and the commonality each person has with their own personal artistic journey. ~Joshua S. Johnson

If you are serious about your craft, then Richard Hatch is essential! He has the unique gift of unleashing all your talents by finding the things that are blocking you from achieving your greatest potential. He challenges you to go beyond the surface and get to the core of the character and the script. With love, encouragement, support, and passion, Richard takes you step-by-step through the process of what ‘acting’ is all about. ~ Jacleen Haber, Actor/Director

Besides having decades of acting experience to share, it's that Richard's passion, energy, and deep intuition create a group experience that is unlike anything I have known. It's an atmosphere of such loving support and seems to draw people of like minds and hearts. He helps each and every one of us to grow as artists and human beings. ~ Heather Nyquist

Being familiar with Richard’s roles on “Battlestar Galactica” and “Prelude to Axanar”, I wanted to learn more about his talents and methods for reaching peak performance and remaining multi-dimensional. Richard was patient and informative while providing guidance that can bring out the best of us on set. I look forward to my next leading role where I plan to imply some of his techniques to deliver a good performance. ~ Troy

Richard Hatch is a man of many gifts, not the least of which is uncanny insight into an actor's true potential and how we get in our own way and block that potential. Richard is both very tough and very compassionate. In just six months of working together, Richard has coaxed performances out of me that I never would have dreamed possible. If you want to explore the depths of your talent and discover just how good you can be, put yourself in the hands of Richard Hatch. Your eyes will be opened. ~ Curtis Webster

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