Acclaimed American Actor Paul Ben-Victor to Conduct
International Academy of Film and Television’s Next Acting Master Workshop
IAFT Continues Successful Los Angeles Short-Term Program Series with Fall Acting Workshop
Los Angeles, October 27, 2009 -- The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) will host its second Acting Master Workshop in Los Angeles on November 21, 2009. IAFT has invited established American actor Paul Ben-Victor to conduct the new workshop, which will be held one day only from 12:00PM to 6:00PM at The Hayworth Theatre. Entitled “Character / Chameleon,” Paul Ben-Victor’s exclusive workshop will focus on the process, technique and preparation that has allowed him to work consistently in TV and film for more than 20 years. A wholly-owned subsidiary of film production company Bigfoot Entertainment, IAFT is based in Cebu, Philippines and attracts talented students from all over the world who strive to develop skills necessary to gain a competitive edge in today’s international film community.
Space in the workshop is limited and IAFT advises interested participants to enroll early. For additional details on enrollment fees, requirements and location, please visit www.filmschool.ph/LAworkshops or call 310-593-4800 or 866-900-4179.
IAFT’s first Los Angeles workshop, “On Set / Intensity / On Action,” taught by renowned Action star Michael Biehn, was filled to capacity and well-received by participants this past July.
“IAFT’s Los Angeles programs are quickly becoming coveted events, as we saw with enrollment and feedback from our first workshop,” said Keith Sensing, Executive Director, International Academy of Film and Television. “By recruiting distinguished talent such as Paul Ben-Victor, we are dedicated to offering high-level programs to cultivate burgeoning talent in the Los Angeles area.”
Offering a highly valuable perspective on the Acting craft, Paul Ben-Victor has built a career entertaining audiences and impressing critics with his work in film, television and on stage. He has worked with Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Al Pacino, Liam Neeson, Clint Eastwood, Eddie Murphy, John Travolta, Quentin Tarantino, Tony Scott and Christopher Walken, among others. With roles on numerous HBO series and over 50 films, he has time and again delivered standout performances with his tremendous range of characters. On television, he has made a lasting impression as Greek henchman Spiros Vondas on the widely acclaimed series The Wire, as well as in his role as Stan McQueen on In Plain Sight, USA Network’s highly praised hit series. He received critical acclaim for his recurring portrayal of Warner Brothers studio chief Alan Grey on Entourage, and also starred as Special Agent Bobby Hobbes in the international hit series The Invisible Man, a role that earned him a Best Supporting Actor Audience Award for the Sci Fi Channel. Ben-Victor also turned out a unique and powerful performance as Palaka on the David Milch HBO series John From Cincinnati, and appeared regularly in the hit comedy Everybody Hates Chris. He attended the prestigious Carnegie Mellon University and is a member of the Actor’s Studio.
In addition to Los Angeles workshops, IAFT offers short-term programs covering a wide range of film and media competencies throughout the year at the school’s main campus in Cebu. Its diverse curriculum ranges from screenwriting, acting and directing courses to specialized classes in Final Cut Pro, photography and CGI. For complete information and schedules, please visit www.filmschool.ph
About The International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT)
Founded in 2003, the International Academy of Film and Television (IAFT) is a film school providing a new generation of aspiring filmmakers with a globally competitive education under the mentorship of leading industry professionals. The school offers each student hands-on experience using comprehensive equipment and facilities at a fraction of the cost of comparable institutions. IAFT offers short-term and long-term programs in Filmmaking, Sound Design and Acting that combine theory and application, and are designed for both new filmmakers as well as industry professionals looking to advance their skill set. The school also offers internships and opportunities to work on commercially-viable projects. Located in the heart of Asia on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines, IAFT’s tropical campus has facilities for filming and post-production as well as housing. IAFT’s mission is to nurture the creativity and individual talents of every student while cultivating today’s global filmmakers, and to build upon the entertainment traditions of Hollywood and other film capitals of the world.
The International Academy of Film and Television is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bigfoot Entertainment. For more information, please visit www.filmschool.ph and www.bigfoot.com
About Bigfoot Entertainment
Founded in 2004, Bigfoot Entertainment is an international entertainment company producing independent films for the global marketplace. The company finances and develops feature films, documentaries and reality TV shows, many of which have received industry accolades, festival awards and have been distributed throughout the world. Featuring both well-established and up-and-coming American and international talent, Bigfoot releases have shot on location worldwide including the United States, Hong Kong, China, Africa, Europe and Vietnam. Bigfoot Entertainment produces many of its projects at Bigfoot Studios, a wholly-owned subsidiary that encompasses six sound stages and on-site state-of-the-art post-production facilities.
Headquartered in Los Angeles with studios in Cebu, Philippines, Bigfoot Entertainment creates content reflecting a Hollywood foundation with a global perspective. For more information, visit www.bigfoot.com.
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