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  • "Pitching Your Dream" Workshop Sundays, Oct. 11,- Nov. 15, 2020 11:00AM - 2:00PM

    $400.00 $360.00

    Learn Storyboarding from David Chlystek, learn how to find your authentic for your character with Andy Libby and learn the fine art of pitching with Kimbrough. "Pitching your Dream!" class starts on Sunday, Oct 11th from 11-2pm pst. The class will be six weeks in length, as well as several off site discord meetings. This is a very special class that pairs aspiring voice actors with artists who have developed projects in need of some tweaks and voices. We did this class back in August, and it was a spectacular success. I'm sure all involved would tell you how much better their personal works were for having been involved. I am offering 4 scholarships to the class, which will be $400 ($360 early bird) The following criteria must be met to be considered: A minimum of 30 seconds of animatic. Pitch must have male and female characters (Having children, animals, etc. would be great!) All work must be done digitally, and artists willing to import mp4s into their work, so actors have a final product to use in their reels. Able to attend all six classes, as well as a couple of sessions on discord outside of class with our actors. A small script with dialogue (Not necessary to put other descriptive action on it) This is for our actors. You will be working with professional acting coach, Andy Libby, Comedian Kimbrough, to help with the art of pitching, and myself. If interested, please send me an email at Deadline for submissions is midnight, Oct 7th. Thank you,

    David Chlystek
    (Klis'tek) is an animation industry veteran with over 20 plus years in the industry. He began his career working as a penciller for Marvel Comics as the regular artist on War Machine. He left Marvel in 1996 where 
    he co created the title Megahurtz for Image Comics,
     fulfilling a childhood dream of publishing his own comic. He left comics to pursue what has been his vocation ever since, storyboarding. Since 1996, Mr. Chlystek has worked for EVERY major animation studio in 
    Hollywood. His clinentelle includes Disney, Sony,Dreamworks, Warner Brothers, Titmouse, Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network, Henson. Mr. Chlystek won the Emmy for his work on Batman Beyond, and was nominated for the Emmy and 
    Annie awards for his directing work on the ground breaking series, Static Shock!. Most recently, Mr. Chlystek's career came full circlhe spent the past seven years working for Marvel Animation on such series as Hulk and Agents of 
    Smash, and Guardians of the Galaxy. David also served as a trustee (top vote getter) on the prestigious Animation Guild's Executive Board, where he proudly served for six years as well as on the Guild's Negotiation Committee. David has 
    taught the "Art of Storyboarding" class at the Animation Guild, which at times, has had a waitlist of over 200 students.

    Andy Libby
    ROBERT ANDREW GABLER LIBBY, Producer, Vice-President/Managing Director, Ark Theatre Company. Andy  Andy has been an voice actor since 1968 with his first national commercial.  He has cast more than 1,200 projects for voiceover including indie film,
     television, animation, audio books, corporate and industrial films and demos, radio theatre, commercials and promo bumps, internet and new media, and professional and educational stage.  Since the 1980s, he has trained, coached and cast
     hundreds of voice talents. As an on air personality, he has hosted on morethan 50 stations as a dee jay for pop, rock, country, contemporary Christian, adult contemporary, oldies,  news, sports, talk radio and as a traffic reporter for local TV news.
    A Jacksonville, Florida native Andy Libby comes to L.A. via New York City and Mississippi. He’s a black sheep of one of America’s oldest families of pumpkin tycoons, Nobel prize winning atom bomb builders and novelist cousin, Stephen King (It). 
    Andy is co-autho  and producer of Eavesdropper: L.A.’s Longest-Running Play™ of the 21st Century (2006 to present). He ounded or managed 12 theatres.  He studied with Academy-Award-winner Sir Anthony Hopkins, Emmy winners John Houseman 
    (The Paper Chase) and Michael Emerson (Lost, Person of Interest) and French mime Marcel Marceau.  An alumnus of the kudzu-covered halls of Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi and the Joanne Baron/D.W. Brown Studio in 
    Santa Monica,  He is currently collabbing with Kathleen “Bo” Bobak, Directors Guild of America Award-Winner for 2nd Assistant Director on James Cameron’s Titanic. With more than 130 full productions in theatre, film, TV and radio 
    he served as CEO of The Mississippi Actors Group, Inc., VP and Film Manager for Language Arts Works (L.A.W.) General Manager Eagle Broadcasting Network, Director of International Sales and Distribution for Vision Films and Director of Development 
    for Silver Shadow Pictures. He is grateful to Artistic Director Osa Danam, COO Barry Smedberg and CFO Michael Ricciardi for the opportunity to work with Steven E. Kimbrough and David Chlystek.

    Steven E Kimbrough
    born in Chicago, grew up in Indiana and now splits his time between New York, NY and Beverly Hills, CA. Kimbrough has become one of Hollywood’s up and coming Producers. His slate of film projects varies from feature films to short films to animations to 
    3D stereoscopic, 2D to 3D conversion to music videos and even documentary film. Kimbrough has written, produced, directed and edited a (:30) commercial currently running on Time Warner Cable in 4 Los Angeles markets. He is currently writing 3 comedy
     action films and is developing 2 3D animation films and 3 documentary films. Comedian, Steven E. Kimbrough mixes his inner city experience with Mid-western sensibility to make people laugh. He's been at it for decades, turning his improvisational skills, 
    writing skills, facial expressions, and insight into a comedic science. He draws from the crowd’s energy and experiences, making every show a unique and intimate performance. Audiences love Kimbrough’s comedy bits about dating, marriage, children, divorce, 
    sports, relationships, growing pains, wearing a kilt, traveling, and politics. Kimbrough just recently produced a comedy fundraiser the SIA (Survivors of Institutional Abuse) at the Jon Lovitz Comedy Club. Kimbrough also played a pivotal role in bringing 
    "Last Comic Standing" to the Queen Mary in Long Beach, CA for Season Four in 2006. He did audience warm up for four live-to-tape productions of the NBC show. Kimbrough is the Executive Producer for "Laugh is Hope, Inc." of New York, NY and Long Beach, 
    CA thereafter. He is Executive Producer of the "Perfect Vodka 24-Hour Film Challenge," "Aprilfest Comedy Marathon," and the "Aprilfest 24-Hour Film Challenge." He won First Runner-Up for the Cannes 24-Hour Film Challenge 2005 and became Executive Producer
     of the Challenge for the following four years. Steven is also the Executive Producer of the "Long Beach Comedy Festival" and the "Long Beach 24-Hour Film Challenge," as well as the "Marbella 24-Hour Film Challenge." Kimbrough founded the "International Day 
    of Comedy" (April 5th). Kimbrough won Showtime’s “Funniest Person in Indiana” Competition and appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show for "Laugh-A-Minute" on April Fool’s Day. He has performed with Jerry Seinfeld, Whitney Houston, 3 Doors Down, Godsmack, 
    Fuel, Nickelback, Our Lady Peace, The Temptations, Patti Labelle, Cold, Shades Apart, American HiFi, and Dave Chappelle. Steven has worked with a variety of organizations such as the CBS Early Show, The International Special Olympics, City Meals-On-Wheels 
    NYC, Apple vision, Skyy Spirits, SFX, Cutty Sark, NASCAR Café, Swing Towel, French’s Mustard, Coca-Cola, Master of Magic, SkyVenture, Trans World Entertainment, Gotham Comedy Club, Comedy Stop at the Trop, Bay Cruises, RCCL, NCL Cruise Lines, Madison / 
    Nelson Films among others.