National / International Connections

EXCEL has spent the last 30+ years making connections and building relationships with top industry professionals from all over the world.

We are connected with the best of the best in national and international showcases and conventions that take place in the largest major markets worldwide.

INTERNATIONAL MODELS & TALENT ASSOCIATION

EXCEL has been the only school to represent the state of Arkansas as a member of the International Modeling and Talent Association for over 30 years.

IMTA is a convention held in New York and Los Angeles every six months for the past 30+ years.

At IMTA thousands of aspiring models, actors, singers, songwriters, and dancers have the opportunity to be seen by hundreds of agents, managers, casting directors, producers, record labels, filmmakers, and film/commercials directors from literally all of the world.

IMTA is where dreams come true!

UNIVERSAL ACTOR’S SHOWCASE

EXCEL has been the only school to represent the state of Arkansas at the Universal Actor’s Showcase for over 10 years.

The Universal Actor’s Showcase is an intimate showcase for aspiring actors to meet one on one with approx. 20+ agents, managers, casting directors from the Los Angeles market to be considered for representation.

EUROPEAN MODEL’S SHOWCASE

EXCEL has been the only school to represent the state of Arkansas at the European Model Showcase for over 10 years.

The European Model Showcase is an intimate showcase for aspiring models to meet one on one with approx. 40+ agents & managers from the European market in Paris, France to be considered for representation

If you would like to be considered for a showcase or convention with EXCEL Academy, contact us.

If you would like to be considered for a showcase or convention with EXCEL Academy, contact us.

HOLLYWOOD DIRECTOR

WITH THE DIRECTOR’S GUILD OF AMERICA

Tom Logan is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA), the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), and Actors’ Equity Association (AEA). Tom is an award winning director of feature films, commercials and television shows.

One of EXCEL Academy’s exclusive opportunities, bringing a Hollywood Director, Tom Logan with the Director’s Guild of America, to share his wisdom of auditions and working on set from a Director’s point of view with Excel’s students.

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of  Film & Television Auditioning and working ON SET from an award-winning Hollywood Feature Film/T.V./Commercial Director.

TOM LOGAN WORKSHOPS

June 14th – 18th | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Auditioning Workshop

Parents of Children Welcome
(no children under 10 in attendance)
Open to Non-EXCEL Students; No Previous Training Required

OPENING SEMINAR

How to Land a Job
How NOT to Mess up an Audition
The Dos and Don’ts of Film & Television Auditioning
– From a Hollywood Director’s point of view –

PERSONALIZED COACHING

Single-Person Auditions
Two-Person Auditions
How to Get them to Watch Your Tape
Perform on Camera
Video Critique
Steal the Screen
Timing
Reaction

On-Set Workshop

Prerequisite: Auditioning Workshop

PERSONALIZED COACHING

Hit the Mark
Understand Focus Pulls
Importance of 180-degree Line
How a Scene is Really Shot
Most Importantly: All Terminology an Actor Should Know
The Director’s Set Language
Line Blocking
Complete Multi-Page Scenes Together, Block them & Film them
Video Critique

Just as if you were on a real set!

Learn the Dos and Don’ts of  Film & Television Auditioning and working ON SET from an award-winning Hollywood Feature Film/T.V./Commercial Director.

Tom has agreed to teach both Auditioning & On-Set Workshops in a single week for EXCEL Academy Students!

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