Work with award winning indie film director Alex Thompson as you produce and perform in a short film. This class will work together on multiple short films as they learn all the steps of producing and performing in their own work, while collaborating with professional cinematographers and sound engineers to turn out quality work worthy of the festival circuit.

Meets THUR nights 7-10pm
AT OUR RAVENSWOOD LOCATION at 3701 N Ravenswood Ave!!
on following dates:
2/15, 2/22, 3/1, 3/8, 3/15
Class will then attend 3 shoot dates of up to 12hrs each during the span of 3/22-3/25
One more final night will be scheduled for post production on a date TBD that works for the class
What is an Actor Slate?
Actor Slate is a video service exclusively provided by Chelsea Studios in LA and licensed by The Green Room to be shot here in Chicago. Actor Slate is the next best thing to a face-to-face meeting with Casting Directors and Talent Representatives. First you are videotaped in a relaxed interview setting. Then the footage is professionally edited down to a one minute video, showing you at your natural best.

An Actor Slate is:
  • A 60-second, edited general interview
  • Available on demand on both Breakdown Express and Actors Access
  • Professionally shot and edited
  • Readily available by easy search to casting professionals
  • One minute of you – what you really look and sound like. Your personality
Not only that! An Actor Slate:
  • Can be submitted to Casting Directors for role consideration
  • Can be submitted to Agents and Managers for representation consideration
  • Brings your headshot to life.
Basic Cost $150.00 - no recurring fees!. Check out a demo at! Click on "view demo", then choose the Actor Slate on the right hand side.

DISCLAIMER - If an actor doesn't approve the produced Actor Slate, they may refuse to have it published on the Internet, actor will not be entitled to a refund for the session or the editing. Actor has the option to have the Actor Slate re-edited at Chelsea's prevailing rate. Actor Slate is the property of Breakdown Services and copyright protected and cannot be used on other websites or mediums without written permission from Breakdown Services.
What is the process?
Check our schedule and see when the next date is that we are shooting Actor Slates. If this date does not work for you, shoot us an email or give us a call and we'll see if we can set up an alternative date for you. We'll send you out an information packet via email that will give you lots of stuff to think about (what to wear, what to do for makeup, what to prepare or think about before hand, etc.) Then you will come in on your shoot date and shoot the interview (usually only takes about 30 minutes). You'll leave, we'll edit it, and we'll email you a preview link once its ready. Once you approve it, we'll post it into your profile(s) and that's it!
Can you upload the film reel I already have to
We can. We upload clips for Actor Slates all the time, so we have their compression requirements and upload capabilities. HOWEVER- we are a completely seperate entity from and we don't work for free. Our typical video editing rate is $50/hr with a minimum of 1hr. That is above and beyond what will charge you to host it. If you are willing to mail a dvd of your reel in to per their requirements, you would avoid our charge. See their website for details - (scroll down the page) but the compression and uploading is included in their hosting fee of around $50! So if you mail it, it would cost around $50, if you have us do it, you'll pay around $100 total for one minute of video (see for exact pricing!)
I don't have a reel, but I have a bunch of footage from films and commercials I've been in. Can you edit this into a reel for me ?
Right now we do not offer this service, but check back soon as we may be adding it down the road!

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