Commercial Acting

Commercial Acting in NYC at T. Schreiber Studio Learn how to act in commercials

Commercial Acting Technique

Instructor: Bill Coelius

Upcoming Dates

Fri November 1 - Fri December 13
3:00pm - 6:00pm
NO CLASS 11/8 & 11/29
Fee: $395/5 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Commercial Acting instructor Bill Coelius, who has starred in over 50 national commercials, is the perfect person to help you learn every skill you need in the commercial audition room. This small, dynamic class provides every student, whether new to the business or a seasoned actor, with a set of skills that takes the guesswork out of the commercial audition process. On the final day of the class, you will audition in a simulation (with your classmates playing assistants, producers, and directors) to give you the full experience of a real audition.

In this class, you will work on camera with current commercial copy to learn how to:

  • Distinguish between the 3 types of commercials
  • Incorporate a service-based slate technique
  • Make the copy your own
  • Prepare yourself before entering the audition room with The 5 Things You Need to Do
  • Succeed in a “Tell Us About Yourself” audition
  • Nail a “direct pitch” audition
  • Break down and analyze both narrative and direct pitch scripts
  • Create a positive working relationship with the director
  • Recognize how your habitual patterns of fear-based thinking may prevent you from booking
  • Make it to callbacks and book the job!

This five-week course meets on Fridays.

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  • This is an open level class and no interview or audition is required.
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Upcoming Dates

Fri November 1 - Fri December 13
3:00pm - 6:00pm
NO CLASS 11/8 & 11/29
Fee: $395/5 classes (plus $75 registration fee for new students)
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Instructor: Bill Coelius

Bill Coelius, Commercial Acting Instructor at T. Schreiber Studio

Bill Coelius is a working actor for over 15 years and counting. Bill has booked over 50 national commercials, worked with Ang Lee, and has appeared on many TV shows including The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Criminal Minds, Parks and Recreation, Modern Family, The Office, Desperate Housewives and many others, including American Horror Story: Hotel, where his throat was slashed by Lady Gaga, a career highlight so far

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