Press Release (ePRNews.com) - JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Aug 01, 2017 - Mark Stolzenberg won Best NJ Short Drama for his film, “Talk To Me” at the prestigious Brightside Tavern Film Festival in Jersey City, NJ. His film was also nominated for Best Ensemble Cast. Mr. Stolzenberg wrote and directed the film and he trained all the actors in the cast at The NY Acting School for Film and Television in his Star in a Movie Class.
The unique class starts whenever two to five students at the school put together an ensemble. Stolzenberg, who founded the school and created the idea for the class, meets with the students and they discuss potential story lines.
Stolzenberg then writes a short drama specifically designed to incorporate the students. After extensive rehearsals, which incorporate training as well as direction, the cameras roll and the raw film is produced. After editing, the students have an example of their work, and when the finished product warrants, Stolzenberg will enter the short pieces into regional festivals.
We asked Mark Stolzenberg to give us some insight into the process:
US: Mark, do you hand select the ensembles?
Mark: Not at all. We are just working with whoever is ready to take the next step and put together a short drama in studio.
US: Certainly they have to achieved at least some minimum skill at acting?
Mark: Absolutely. If someone signs up to take part in one of our “Star in a Movie” classes, they have generally taken quite a number of our essential and advanced acting classes.
US: What’s next for you?
Mark: “Talk To Me” has also been nominated for awards at the upcoming Chain Film Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, at the upscale Wythe Hotel. It will be screened on August 9th at 4pm. So, we’re hoping to spend more time on the red carpet.
US: How does someone who is interested in participating in a Star in a Movie Class contact you?
Mark: They can actually call the school anytime to set up an appointment at (212) 877-2219.
Learn more about the New York Acting School for Film and Television by checking out their website at http://actingclassforfilm.com.
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