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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 »
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.
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Plus a live and interactive Q&A session with Richard!
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.
Q: What are the system requirements?
A: You will need to meet the following system requirements in order to run the webinar software: Windows 7 or later Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or later.
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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!
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
Learn directly from Heather Hale, an NBC Universal-approved independent film and television producer, director and screenwriter with over 50 hours of award winning television and feature films! Actors are the essential spark to any film or television production. But before you can NAIL that audition or BOOK that role, you have to find out about the opportunities and prepare to make your own luck. Working Film and TV Director/Producer, Heather Hale uses in-the-trenches humor, candor and real world examples to illuminate the many ways of making your acting dreams come true. Don’t sit around and wait to be discovered – produce your own career! Discover an empowered approach to networking to help you get on the right people’s radars, get noticed, gain momentum - and get those gigs. Learn time-proven techniques and new resources to proactively brainstorm where the opportunities of the moment – and future - might be, who’s doing the auditions – and trace any connections you might have to the decision makers or key players to get in the right rooms – the right way – and ready to give it your all. Learn how to identify, research and prioritize a finely honed hit list of Casting Directors, Directors, Producers, Agents and Managers who are in a position to cast. Figure out how to track them down, strategize the best approaches to communicate with them and how to develop the kind of track record, headshot, resume, website and auditioning skills they’ll most likely respond to.
Whether you’re a new actor competing for roles against industry veterans, a working actor who has had the same role for a while and wants to brush up on performance techniques, or somewhere in the middle, this webinar will give you secrets and tips that you can apply right away to your acting and produce a better performance. Ron Marasco has been a film and TV actor for over 25 years, appearing in works such as The 40 Year Old Virgin, Entourage, Lost and Bones, has a Ph.D in Theater and teaches acting at prestigious Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, and has literally written the book on Notes for an Actor. Who better to learn from than Ron? In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, Ron’s approach is not so much a “method” as it is “tool-kit” of tricks that provide fast-fixes to an actor’s work, doable techniques that quickly increase an actor’s on-stage/on-screen command, and gems meant to spark an actor’s inspiration. This webinar will be what Ron calls “shop-talk,” just one actor talking to other actors about the “secrets” he’s learned that are the base-work of every good performance. “This is the stuff,” Ron says, “they don’t tell you in acting classes." (webinar is visuals only, not webcam)
Ready to make the transition into new areas of acting work? Or are you just starting out and looking to learn more about the different formats of auditions? Even the best actors can stumble when faced with starting out in a new medium. Especially if your experience or training is mostly in theater, there are key differences between theater auditions and television auditions and commercial auditions. Expanding your skills into every aspect of the business is key as you continue to build your career. In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, accomplished actors Uma Incrocci and Christian Pedersen are back by popular demand to walk you through what happens in the audition room – and discuss the differences in each kind of audition, including theater, TV, film, voiceover, new media, and commercial auditions. They’ll also take a look at some sample materials for each kind, and share tips on how to prepare. Self-taped auditions are becoming more and more the norm, so they’ll also review how to make a high quality audition video. They’ll share the tactics they use themselves on how to deal with nerves, how to ace the chit chat in the room, and how to be a smart actor that casting directors will want to call in again and again! After attending over a hundred casting director workshops and classes, going on hundreds of auditions, casting their own projects, and booking work in every area of the business, Uma and Christian offer a unique insider perspective on booking the room, no matter what the format.
Learn directly from Mark Allan, who currently works in TV Talent development at one of the "Big Six" Hollywood agencies! He'll give you specific insider knowledge of the how to find agency representation if you're a foreign actor. In this Stage 32 Next Level Webinar, you will learn how you can increase your chances of finding an agent as a foreign actor new to the U.S. market. Using his experience working in the talent department at one of the "Big Six" Hollywood agencies, Mark Allan will guide you through what it takes to secure representation if you're hoping to make the jump. First, he'll cover what you should currently be focused on before arriving in the U.S. and building your career. He'll examine why agents prefer talent that is already established elsewhere over new foreign unknown actors and how you can use your old representation to get U.S. agency attention. Mark also plans to give an overview of the visa process, including the challenges of doing it alone, getting a sponsor or hiring an attorney. Mark will then give you an overview of what to your agency will expect from you. He'll tackle the issue of working on improving your accent to appeal to wider audiences and why this is so important to your chances of securing representation. As well as how you can use your accent to your advantage and how the growing need for diversity can improve your chances as a foreign actor. You will walk away knowing how to approach building your career as a foreign actor seeking to establish yourself in the U.S. marketplace.
In this exclusive Stage 32 Next Level Webinar you will learn from 14-year talent manager, Joe Lorenzo the best strategies to obtain representation as an actor, whether you are in New York, LA or outside of a major market. He will cover how to market yourself to a talent manager, inquire about a meeting with a talent manager, and how to make your materials and subsequent pitch to a talent manager attractive to better your chances of a response and meeting. Joe will even give a breakdown of what a talent manager does so you'll know what to expect from the relationship and he'll let you know at what point you need to pursue getting one. Learn from this experienced manager with clients currently working on a variety of networks including ABC, FOX, CBS, Showtime and more, streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon and a variety of independent films. Some of Joe's current roster of clients include Frances Turner - “Time After Time” for ABC Television. Christina Offley will start filming opposite Academy Award Nominee Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”) in the upcoming motion picture “Lady Bird” Ajiona Alexus will play the young Cookie in FOX’s “Empire”. Joel Steingold starts filming an upcoming episode of the popular Showtime Series “Shameless”. Ryan Ahern returns to season 3 of “Bosch” on Amazon. Emily Nelson returns to season 2 of CBS’s hit drama “Codeblack” as Nurse Hannah! Todd Maurer has booked “The Deleted” a new web series from writer/ director Bret Easton Ellis (“The Canyons” and “American Psycho”) Ajiona Alexus has booked a major recurring role in “13 Reasons Why” from Paramount TV, Executive Producer Selena Gomez, and Director Tom McCarthy (“Spotlight”) for Netflix!
Want to take the fear out of auditioning, build your confidence, sharpen your craft to apply to comedies and dramas, win the room, and, most importantly, book more jobs? We've got you covered! There are many challenges to building an acting career. But when we put undue pressure on ourselves, we may not even realize that the biggest obstacle to overcome may just be our own psyches and self-destructive strategies. It's time to change course. What if you could learn some of the best tips, tricks, and traits of the most successful working actors? What if you could take away the doubt and replace it with the swagger and confidence to not only win over every room, but to make smart, strategic decisions that will lead to a long and prosperous acting career? Jack Plotnick has built that kind of career and he's done it by learning how to adopt a mindset that has people asking: Why do people keep hiring this guy?!?! Jack has been a working actor for over 20 years and has amassed over 100 IMDB acting credits in the process including SILICON VALLEY, MEET THE FOCKERS, THE MENTALIST, RENO 911 and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER. He's also parlayed this success into a directing career with SPACE STATION 76 for Sony Pictures Worldwide. Further Jack has been the go to teacher for many successful film, television and voice actors including Zach Quinto, Liv Tyler, Alyson Hannigan, and Ryan Potter to name a few. In 10 simple and applicable steps you can return to again and again, Jack will show you how to eliminate fear, doubt, negativity and how to cut out all those detrimental voices so damaging to an actor's psyche. He will give you the tools that will provide a persistent positive mindset that will have you brimming with confidence. He will teach you how to crush every audition and put yourself in position to win every room. He will show you how to be a better actor and why you are versatile enough to handle comedy and drama roles. He will teach you how to keep your mind and spirit healthy and book more work. Change your mindset, change the narrative! What Some of the Most Successful Actors are Saying About Jack: "Jack has an innate ability to communicate a sense of freedom. Our work together has allowed me to more reliably get out of my own way and connect to the material and situation at hand." - Zach Quinto (Star Trek, Heroes, American Horror Story) "(Jack) taught me things that were so fucking brilliant. They are things that have stuck with me and helped me as a human being in this world." - Liv Tyler (The Leftovers, The Strangers, The Lord of the Rings) "I seriously couldn’t have done it without him. His words of wisdom are always with me." - Alyson Hannigan (How I Met Your Mother, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, American Pie) "I've printed out every page of Jack Plotnick's website and made an "acting Bible" for myself." - Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs, Bridesmaids) "Right now I'm working mainly with Jack Plotnick who's just the best acting coach ever." - Ryan Potter (voice of Hiro in Big Hero 6)