Next round 2021 Coming soon. 8 weeks.
TBD Pacific Time.
For actors interested in writing and producing their own content. **There are no makeups, refunds, substitutes, transfers, or deferments for any classes. (Cancellation Policy)
$649 USD. Initial payment of $349 is due as a deposit to secure your spot, $300 due after class 2.
Online or In-Studio TBD.
In this 8 week lab, you’ll explore writing scenes towards creating a short film- diving into structure, point of view, strong storytelling, editing your pages, and then moving on to talk about how to physically start putting together your project, pre-production, budgeting, filming, and releasing your short. And address how to do this during a pandemic… and beyond!
This class will not be a precious, “gotta-get-it-perfect” practice, but rather your laboratory to build the confidence and joy in the collaborative storytelling process to the point where you won’t just stop at one original short piece — you’ll be on your way to doing it whenever you want, on your terms!
This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.
"Love, love love The New Work. We wrote and directed each other and critiqued our work. I learned so much. It's more well rounded than I've ever experienced before. I am a different actor today because of these insightful, caring teachers. Thank You BGB!!!"
- Nancy B. Berggren, KIDDING
"Thank you for The New Work. In such a short amount of time I have become more comfortable and confident with myself as an artist. The group as a whole and the work we did in class reaffirmed me in what I’ve been trying to work on personally and professionally. The support from every individual classmate and from mentors like Risa, Corey, and Sydney helped me get past my own mental blocks and simply be present in the moment with the work. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of the journey from across the country."
- Emma Steiger, AUSTIN & ALLY
"Corey Parker’s instinct, support, and expertise as a coach have been invaluable to me as a working actor. I strive to always be a student of the craft and he always takes me to a new level of specificity. He has been instrumental in my preparation for character work and for script analysis. Corey always helps me find the truth. His coaching has been a blessing to me."
-Annaleigh Ashford, MASTERS OF SEX
"Sydney and Corey are magic. They encourage us to get back to what is important; relationship and connection. They help us navigate our process in these new virtual times so that we can continue to do the work that we all became actors to do. I’m so so grateful for BGB, it really is the best of the best when you feel lost and disconnected, wondering how to artistically survive and thrive when the world seems upside down."
- Alyssa Mann, DEAR WHITE PEOPLE
"I’m so grateful to Sydney for inspiring me with her incredible belief and spirit. She’s dedicated, generous, and full of creativity in her ideas of where a scene and character can go. Thank you, Syd, for being the warmest of teachers. You’ve been a collaborator, a mentor, and above all, a true friend."
- Jessika Van, AWKWARD
"Risa loves actors. What a relief to enter a room with a casting director that wants to put you in the best possible place and head space to do your job. This is not to say she is going to take care of the actor's ego. That's not her style. She sets the tone like a professional peer ready to collaborate with the actor. She doesn't want to hear apologies or excuses, she wants to help you get to a place where together you create a moment or series of moments that are fearless, honest, and personal to you. She knows how to maintain that elevated edge the actor needs to step up to, and hopefully jump off of. Risa will not be there to catch them but she will be the most receptive witness of the actor’s plunge. And she creates an electric room for those plunges to happen."
- Mitch Eakins, #FREERAYSHAWN