"They (Canadian actors) may be able to act the scene but if they sound Canadian or British they often are dismissed." Former Casting Director Stuart Aikens
"Canadian actors must know how to speak this different way (like an American). As unrealistic as this may seem, it's a simple truth." Casting Director Coreen Mayrs
"You must, must, MUST have an American accent". Casting director Michelle Allen
In these two 8-week courses you'll learn and practice the ins and outs of Standard American English so you can BOOK THAT ROLE:
Standard American for Aussies, Kiwis, S.Africans & other Commonwealth actors. (Starts March 2)
Standard American for Canadians (Starts March 9)
Tony Alcantar is the dialect-coach of Altered Carbon, The Man in the High Castle, A Series of Unfortunate Events. He also dialect coached Fear The Walking Dead, Fargo, Falling Skies and many more. Hollywood producers trust him with their stars so you can too: Oscar winners Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, plus Stellan Skarsgard, Sam Rockwell, Joel Edgerton, Martin Freeman, Elizabeth Banks, Nathan Fillian and on and on.
"Thank you with your help with that accent...it was immensely important to me that it worked...you ear and your nudging was fantastic-and sometimes surprising!" 2014 Emmy-winner, FARGO lead Martin Freeman.
"...never once did you put pressure on me. I have had experience with other dialect coaches in the past and it has most definitely felt like that, so thank you very much for making it fun!"
Scarlett Byrne FALLING SKIES
Register now, limited space. Contact Claire for class details.
DIALECT COACHING PHOTOS: Tony & Martin Freeman share a laugh on FARGO, with MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE LEAD Rufus Sewell, with A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS LEAD Louie Hynes, with IMPOSTORS producer Paul Adelstein and Cassandra Cavalli, with BIRTH OF THE DRAGON lead in S.F., Phillip Ng.
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