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All new student must read our policies and submit this form accepting our ground rules.

Thanks for having chosen to train with Hollywood Actors Studio. You are or soon will be enrolling in a professional training of high caliber which requires equally high standards of participation. My aim is to assist you in reaching your artistic & professional goals. Please read, initial and sign the following simple rules. They are intended to greatly facilitate your participation and success while studying with us. The studio trains actors for the professional arenas of Film, TV, Theatre, Commercials & Voice Overs. In addition, the studio offers programs for public speakers and performing artists such as singers, dancers, musicians, improve their performance skills, presence and overall skill level, communication abilities and self-expression. Although most people report noticeable breakthroughs in other areas of their lives, therapy is not the aim of this training. I expect students to be in class to train, grow and successfully break new ground artistically, in their craft and in their career; whatever rich and useful by-products are derived from this style of training, they are but "icing on the cake." ____ {x)

1-CLASS FEES ARE PAID ON AMONTHLY BASIS. Please pay your tuition on time. Class tuition is due on the 3rd class of the month for the following month. The same goes for privates or weekend workshops or any program and services the studio offers. In some instances specific payment deadlines are communicated to participants. In any case all fees are due prior to sessions. A credit card payment is preferred and a valid credit card number is required to be left on file with us when you register. Please let us know in advance what payment form you prefer. A credit card is never charged without your approval. There are 4 classes scheduled each month for each class, unless you are notified by phone. When a fifth class occurs in a month it is skipped either at the beginning or at the end of that month. Class can from time to time run a little shorter or a little longer depending on the work to be covered and how many people are in class that evening. Should the Studio cancel a class it can be made up in another class if it is available or the class will be made up somehow. I recommend a continuous, minimum 8 to 12 month participation to fully begin to receive the value available. You can pay by check, cash or VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER or AMEX. At the time of registration we ask you that you place a credit card number on file with the studio. Your card can conveniently be charged monthly to cover your tuition.____ {x)

2-THERE ARE NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES FOR CLASSES, PRIVATES or ANY PROGRAMS MISSED or paid for. This is a professional training studio and you are encouraged and supported to be responsible for your participation. Should you miss one or more classes during the month, THE STUDIO does not owe you the classes you missed, even if you could only attend one class that month. There are no per class enrollments permitted except by express consent of Eric Stone. One class per week fee is $200 per month. Fee for the special Scene Study and Performance workshop is $200 per month. You must be enrolled in one of the weekly classes to register for the Scene Study and performance workshop. The business of acting ongoing seminar is open by invitation. You must call the studio at least 48 hours in advance to not be charged for a private session missed. This does not apply to weekly classes and one or two-day intensives. Fees for private sessions are $150.00 per hour for working actors or working professionals and star level performers. Special trainings fees vary. Call for details at (917) 310-0851. ____ {x)

3-THERE IS A ONE TIME $45 NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE. The month you register you will receive a student ID card which you can use to obtain discounts at selected theaters and participating stores & professional services for actors, also museums, etc. Should you leave the training for three months or more you will be required to reregister. ____ {x)

4-YOU MAY TAKE FROM MORE CLASSES PER WEEK. When offered. Different fees apply when taking 2 or more classes. You may also combine group class and private training at discounted rates. Please ask for details. ____ {x)

5-IN CASE OF ABSENCE YOU MUST CALL THE STUDIO and your scene partner if you have one that week. Courtesy calls and regular attendance are expected unless employed in the industry or an emergency occurs. In both cases you must communicate it. The studio is on a 24-hour voice mail system and we will get your message at (917) 310-0851. ____ {x)

6-PLEASE BE ON TIME TO CLASS as a courtesy to other actors, the coach and yourself. Class will start on time each week. Should the class not start on time the coach will usually make up that time at the end of class. Please call the studio at (917) 310-0851 if you're going to be late. Please note that the same applies to private training. At least a 24 hour cancellation is required for private sessions. ____ {x)

7-PROGRAM FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE no exceptions. You must complete each month enrolled for. There are no partial refunds. In case of severe emergency you may receive a credit. You must notify the Studio by the third class of the month if you have decided not to continue the following month. There will be a $20 charge for any check returned unpaid. ____ {x)

8-STUDIO HANDOUTS AND EXERCISES ARE PROTECTED BY COPYRIGHT and may not be used or reproduced without the expressed written consent of HOLLYWOOD ACTORS STUDIO and Eric Stone. ____ {x)

9-THE STUDIO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXPEL OR REFUSE TO TRAIN ANYONE. Ineffective commitment or disruptive behavior may result in dismissal from class and/or studio as may frequent or un-communicated absences (unless you are working professionally and have communicated it prior.) We also expect you to be responsible for your training, to put something at stake in becoming an accomplished and "real" actor/performer. Commit to training long-term to reap the benefits you deserve and expect. Be patient as it takes time to develop to maximum potential. NO VIOLENCE! NO MATTER HOW "REAL" IT GETS! Please remember that acting is an art violence of any kind will be encouraged or tolerated in our programs. Please manage your participation accordingly while performing on stage or on camera. ____ {x)

In addition to cold reading technique, improvs., character work and the technique elements covered in class, scene work and monologues are also required. We ask and recommend that you practice in between classes. ____ {x)

11-GRADUATION. It usually takes four to six years of continuous weekly or intensive training to graduate from Hollywood Actors Studio. Certificates of completion are offered for weekend or one and two-day intensives in acting, public speaking and performing skills trainings. Others will be added in the future. ____ {x)

12-GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES. Our students also benefit from casting directors or production companies inquiring to the studio about talent. Casting calls are passed on to you free of charge. Students have gotten work from such referrals. THE HOLLYWOOD ACTORS STUDIO does not receive any fees in exchange for our casting files and/or to refer students. See "Letter of Understanding." ____ {x)

I have read and understood these ground rules. Please print, sign and e-mail or fax to us or please go back to application and check boxes indicating that you have read and agree.

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  1. Weekly Intensive One-on-One Individual training in Los Angeles
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People develop at their own pace and are encouraged to be bold in ideas, courageous in taking chances and tenacious to acquire a seamless, solid and lasting technique.

The programs are unique is that they cover a complete and necessary spectrum of distinctions which Mr.Stone considers the most potent in the pursuit of acting as an art form and a career.

Self-expression, self-esteem and self-confidence matter in relationship to acting. They are examined in depth. Issues of personal power and effectiveness are also dealt with extensively during the course. Eric Stone views acting as a physical, experiential and public art form. To exist freely in those realms demands more than a casual interest or even determined wishing. It takes real courage to be an actor and Eric prides himself to deliver the tools and "heart of the matter" insights to give his students over the years the confidence to succeed.

Eric views confidence as the certainty and therefore reliability of something. To be confident he says is to be certain. A reliable technique is something you can depend on and therefore "stand on" and, from that platform act committedly and with power.

  1. Casting: Hollywood Actors Studio often gets calls from Casting services, agents, directors, and producers looking for specific talent. For a minimal fee you can put yourself in our casting database. This service works well at this point from actual calls we get from the industry that we then send to your page on our site. You can choose from several packages. Many actors have booked worked through our referral program.
  2. Long-Distance training


The Hollywood Actors Studio System is an organic and innovative approach to teaching the craft of acting. The strength of the approach is that it is entirely tailored and focused on training the individual as opposed to delivering a general "system" to a group. The claim and result of this new method is to succeed in developing strong, independent and free-spirited artists in charge of themselves and their craft.

By aiming straight for the individual rather than the group, it becomes easier to understand the actor's specific needs, talents and possible problem areas. The coaching is clear and composed of tools & techniques that make sense rather than concepts and theories that remain intellectual. In this system, the theories and concepts are an integral part of the tools, not separate from them. Therefore, theories are practiced and demonstrated directly to the student. This makes acting tangible and real.

This System is rooted in strong artistic principles; principles inspired by many major twentieth century American and foreign acting teachers and directors: Herbert Berghof, Uta Hagen, Stanislavsky, Lee Strasberg, Method Acting, Stella Adler, Alexander Technique, Sandy Meisner, Michael Chekhov...etc...most of whom Eric Stone studied with for many years.


There are three levels of participation and graduation at the Studio. The program is designed as a complete training ground from beginner to full-time professional including young actors. It is an on-going program and you can enter anytime. It takes four to seven years to cover the full length of the program. Most students are encouraged to participate for at least two years to fully profit from the training. Students enter at different levels and there are classes at all levels.

The aim of the course is to build total and complete confidence in the actor's ability and technique. There are no rules as to how fast a student can develop. It is entirely left up to him or her, depending on his or her willingness to grow and improve. The program does make it possible to learn according to one's desire and commitment.

The classes and workshops are taught in a fun, supportive, professional and committed environment. The students at all levels are encouraged and trained to take acting on as a self-realization and artistic path for the long run. The coaching is strong, direct and from the heart.

The classes are no substitute for psychology or therapy sessions, and humiliation techniques are never used to get results from students. Instead, the method of delivery is respectful of the individual, graceful yet relaxed and entertaining. The coach does not make empty promises of success and stardom, but rather aims at building the actor's confidence through acquiring solid skills and a clear understanding and investment in the craft.


LEVEL 1: Students spend most of the time assimilating the fundamentals of relaxation and acquiring the basic language and distinctions of their craft. This level can serve as a refresher course in real basic fundamentals for more experienced actors as well. Please see full detailed program for specific content covered. Represents 2 to 5 years of acting training and experience.

LEVEL 2: Student has acquired the fundamentals of relaxation and is able to access some real feelings on his or her own. At this level the student has assimilated most of the terminology and language of the craft and understands the importance of truthful behavior in his or her work. The student also possesses some clear knowledge of how to break a script down and has good rehearsing habits. Stage 3 becomes the main focus of the work: how to access real feelings while remaining true to the dramatic structure. Character work is encouraged and the actor starts taking real chances and make bolder choices and his/her work becomes more personal. Please see full detailed program for specific content covered. Represents 3 to 7 years of training and experience.

LEVEL 3: Student has made relaxation the most important aspect of his/her technique and is having fun with it. Actor is no longer afraid or unfamiliar with real feelings and experiences in his/her work. The fundamentals are fully integrated. The work is seamless and interesting. The actor has full confidence in his or her ability to act. He or she is now ready and primed to be delivered the tools and techniques to develop solid performing skills. The actor is encouraged to take on the path of the actor as artist on a full-time basis and to make the work personal, bold and unique. Represents 7 to 15 years of training and professional experience combined depending on the individual.

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