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Strategic Partnering at Milne Studio
Milne Studio adds eight new team members; 5 teachers and 3 staff in support of it's virtual conservatory curriculum.
Toronto Acting School, a Milne Studio company offers it's inaugural full time training and certificate program January 2021.
Toronto, Canada, August, 2020 - Mandy.com teams with Milne Studio, selecting Brad Milne as their industry expert, in an upcoming interview with the widely known Melissa DiMarco on her highly successful celebrity interview show, Out There.
Milne Studio has successfully rolled out its advanced Digital Conservatory Curriculum for film and television actors in addition to their highly regarded in-studio classes, workshops, seminars, and coaching.
Milne Studio is leveraging its core competence of providing more than 30,000 hours of in-studio and online coaching, through its new digital entertainment platform called MIActing.com. MIActing.com will stream Milne Studio's education and entertainment while building a wide audience for emerging actors to bring their works. The subscription-based service lets users observe and partake in a wide variety of classes, showcases, and other compelling content for as little as $5.00 per month.
Milne Studio provides comprehensive world class acting training. The faculty brings more than 150 years combined show business and teaching experience. The team is comprised of highly intelligent and proven industry professionals in acting, auditioning, script writing, voice, presence, dialects, film production, and career development. Instruction is delivered in a hybrid of online virtual classes and in-studio professionally-captured classes and performances. Milne Studio's acting program is designed to propel today's actors into their career.
Mandy.com is the world’s largest creative community of actors, film and TV crew, theatre professionals, child actors, voiceover artists, dancers, singers, musicians, models, and extras. Mandy empowers professionals to find work in TV studios, on movie sets, in training institutions, at events, concert halls, theatre companies and art collectives. Mandy helps cast commercials, link art directors with cinematographers, and bring lighting designers to dark stages. They support our members as they promote themselves and network across the arts and media industries. They champion professionals as they take control of their careers and introduce producers, casting directors, and HR managers to the best talent for their projects. Additionally, Mandy hosts events and brings together collaborators. They have established the most dynamic digital career hub for creative talent around the world.
Out There Productions is an award-winning production company specializing in funny. They are a team of great story tellers spearheaded by comedic showrunner Melissa DiMarco. She has the skills and sensibility of female showrunners of her generation, from Lena Durham to Tina Fey. The team consists of writers, directors, and producers who understand comedy and specialize in television. They, and Melissa DiMarco, are veterans from Comedywood, Yuk Yuks, and The Second City. Melissa is the face and force behind Out There with Melissa DiMarco.
Melissa DiMarco is perhaps best-known for playing Daphne Hatzilakos (aka “Ms. H”), teacher and later Principal of Degrassi Community School, for eight seasons on the acclaimed teen drama, Degrassi: The Next Generation. The series is seen across North America on CW and Netflix USA and in syndication in over 150 countries. Melissa’s film credits include acclaimed performances as Pete Rose’s wife, Carol, in Hustle: The Pete Rose Story, directed by the legendary Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show, Paper Moon) and starring opposite Tom Sizemore (Saving Private Ryan, Heat) as Pete Rose, and as the female lead in Duct Tape Forever, the film adaptation of the beloved Canadian comedy series, The Red Green Show.
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Milne Studio got its modest beginnings in San Antonio, Texas, in the summer of 1999, when Brad Milne teamed up with a top Texas talent agent, Prescillia Condra, and provided acting classes to multiple age groups at multiple levels. In the years that followed, the studio gave weekend intensives, multi-week workshops, and private coaching sessions in Los Angeles, Austin, and San Antonio.
During the summer of 2010, the studio was given an opportunity to open a school in San Antonio once again.This school’s curriculum was built around an ongoing adult class program as well as a teen program which flourished into the production of a series pilot, Book, that was nominated for Best International Dramatic Pilot at the 2012 Banff World Media Festival.
Decades later, Brad Milne returned to Toronto to get into the world of acting again, along with exploring the opportunity of opening a studio. Toronto has been a blessing, and since November 2014, Brad has taught over 900 classes to over 700 actors all by himself. Milne Studio is now surrounded by a faculty of five expertly skilled teachers covering all aspects of the acting craft and career along with four expertly skilled support team staff that cover all aspects of communications, operations, technology and special projects.
Pre-Covid-19, Milne Studio was bustling in its new 2500 sq. ft. ultra modern teaching center and production environment, hosting five full classes a week. Milne Studio takes immense pride in its ability to adapt to the surrounding circumstances, which is particularly important in the acting industry. So when the Covid-19 lockdown began, the studio promptly started offering online classes, free of charge, to lift the spirits of students and actors across Canada and the USA. While these classes initially served as a way to keep everyone connected and to keep the sense of community alive, this pro-bono period also served as a testing ground for Brad and his team to deliver optimal training in the online virtual world.
As of August 2020, the studio is offering 10+ classes per week. The online training program has expanded Milne Studio’s presence in the industry. Online virtual training provides the faculty and support team the ability to make training widely accessible.
Selected Success Stories
Anthony Caputo - well known for his work in the anxiety and depression world, Anthony is also a quickly emerging successful actor. Anthony studied with Brad Milne for just two months, and in his third month, he booked seven acting jobs. Yes, seven.
Chantal Saab - started studying with Brad at 17 years of age, and within a year was booking consistent principal level roles. In her second year she booked nearly the entire 2019 Season of CTV's Cardinal as "Mena Roy".
Damian Lee - Brad was tasked with an assignment from Damian to prepare and coach some of Canada's elite figure skaters, including Elvis Stojko for Family Channel's popular movie "Ice Girls".
Tanvi Chandna - signed up for a 12-week class package, worked like a demon on her craft and career, won first place at our inaugural Act Reel Challenge, and then signed with one of Canada's top talent agencies - all in her first six months of acting.
Stan Wong - writer, director, producer and founder of Infinite Fountain Productions has hired Brad Milne as a lead actor in all five of his recent films and assigned him to coach on two of those films. One of them, Departure, won the Audience Choice Award at the USA Film Festival June 2020.