Connecting with Actors: A Three-Day Workshop

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November 30, 2023

About The Event

Governors Anya Adams and Mary Lou Belli, along with their Peer Group Executive Committee, invite members of the Directors Peer Group to:

Connecting with Actors: A Three-Day Workshop

  • Thursday, November 30 (Virtual), 7:00 - 9:00 PM PST
  • Friday, December 1, 1:00 - 5:00 PM PST
  • Saturday, December 2, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM PST

Learn and practice tried-and-true techniques to build relationships with actors and always get the performance you want.

Directors rely on actors to deliver a great scene. But how do you ensure you will get that?

In this workshop you will learn:

  • Your strengths as a director—what can you bring to the actor's process?
  • Efficient and effective communication, so actors understand what you want moment to moment.
  • How to analyze scenes from the actor's point of view, so you can anticipate problems in performance before they happen.
  • How to form creative bonds with actors, so they love working with you and bring their best performance to every scene.

Get the toolbox you need to take your directing to the next level.


  • Elise Forier Edie has been an acting coach for over twenty years. Trained in multiple acting modalities, Edie carries certifications in both Rasaboxes and Meisner techniques and recently contributed to the book, "Inside the Performance Workshop: A Sourcebook for Rasaboxes." She has taught acting and directing from New York to Los Angeles, and everywhere in between.

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RSVP is required.

Due to limited space, members only please. No guests. 


Event will take place inside the Television Academy's Saban Media center lobby. Guests are not required to wear masks; however, disposable masks will be available at registration should guests prefer masking. Catering staff will be masked.

If you are feeling ill, please do not attend.

The Television Academy is committed to making member events accessible to everyone. For information about accessibility at the Saban Media Center, please click here.

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This event is presented and hosted
by the Television Academy.

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November 30, 2023
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