Commercial Acting

Commercial Acting Class Commercial Casting

Commercial Acting Technique

Instructor: Bill Coelius

FREE SAMPLE CLASS:  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12  7:00-8:30PM
TO RESERVE A SPOT, EMAIL info@tschreiber.org. SPACE IS LIMITED. 

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 Thursday afternoons from 3:00 – 6:00.

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  • This is an open level class and no interview or audition is required.
  • If you’re new to T. Schreiber Studio, select the LOGIN/CREATE AN ACCOUNT button below to sign up and submit your FREE application.
  • Questions? Give us a call at 212-741-0209 or visit our Help Page to send us a message.

Upcoming Dates

Thu July 11 - Thu August 8
3:00pm - 6:00pm
NO CLASS AUGUST 8
Fee: $325/5 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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