6448 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90038
(323) 988-1175
(323) 988-2144

“New Approach” for Solo Shows taught by John Coppola

Finding your Personality, Style and Story using the the “New Approach”

John Coppola combines his extensive directing experience which includes over 14 solo shows, along with his private coaching for network shows in HBO, Showtime, ABC, CBS, NBC, CW and Netflix and the Studio C’s “New Approach” to work with students to find their personal story and structure it to be universally appealing.

What is “The New Approach”?

Pioneered at Studio C and simply called The New Approach – this process is an innovative way to look at the craft of acting, which markets each actor according to his or her individual talent, assets, and personality. This methodology encourages actors to do more than become the role – it’s about what happens to the role, when they bring their complete selves – without any hindrances – to the work. The New Approach allows the students to work from the outside in, pulling from the well of their personality and life experiences to accurately portray the human condition in any role they perform. To achieve this deep self-awareness, students explore their inner “archetypes” and perform other exercises, which when applied to the craft of acting helps bring their auditions, performances, & career to a whole new level.

In 5 classes and private coaching, students will develop a 5-10 minute piece that can be further developed.

Classes are Wednesdays, Starting September 27-October 25 from 7-10pm
@ Studio C, 6448 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood CA 90038

Cost is $275, $225 for HFF Participants
To register and make payment – Email Bertha Rodriguez – bertha@studiocartists.com


“New Approach Intensive” 

Tuesdays, 7:30pm – Taught by John Coppola
Cost is $275, $225 for HFF Participants (4 classes a month)


To register and make payment – Email Bertha Rodriguez – bertha@studiocartists.com

About John Coppola
A native of Brooklyn, New York, John Coppola is a multi-talented director, producer, teacher and actor. John began his career attending C.W. Post’s Department of Theater and Film, Yale Drama’s Purple Crayon and various courses and workshops with Circle In The Square. He has taught and delivered lectures at C.W. Post University, SUNY Old Westbury, Dartmouth College, The Riverside Shakespeare Company, The Skyboat Road Company, HBO and UCLA’s Extension Program. John has performed in Broadway shows and national tours as well as numerous television shows and independent films. He also starred in his award winning one man show entitled The DeVivo Variation, which was produced and filmed by the prestigious HBO Workspace. As a director, John has helmed over 25 theatrical productions in New York, Los Angeles and abroad. He won Best Director in the New York Film and Video Festival for his film Possibility. John currently lives in Los Angeles, where he just finished directing the TV pilot Bourbon Street, founded Studio C Artists, and is preparing to direct a slate of independent feature films and documentaries.

Client / Colleague Statements:

Brigid Brannagh – Actress (Army Wives, Over There, Angel, Kindred: The Embraced)
“My experience at Studio C was a great one — I went in looking for something more effective in an acting class, having taken so many that had only one thing to really offer – scene study. The exercises and more importantly the feedback from John on them , were incredibly honest, not fancy, not technical, no actor speak, just honest. A whiner is called a whiner , a drama queen is called out and a true moment – a true performance is recognized… I also saw that people who never worked went on to work regularly – as series regulars, on commercial and guest spots. I am always seeing people from class on TV and most of them were not working actors prior to Studio C – so that impresses me, be effective is what an acting class needs to be and this one is.”

Lee Abbott – Producer, Director, Actor, Writer (National Lampoon’s Totally Baked, Renovate My Family)Studio C shattered my own personal Glass Ceiling. I had been “working” but the people and the lessons of Studio C were the force that finally brought me confidently into my full stride. I am deeply indebted to Johnny, and my fellow Studio C alumns.

Gregory Cascante – Producer (9 1/2 Weeks, True Romance, The Whole Wide World)
In a very competitive field, which has its share of under-qualified participants, you both are an oasis for the talent that elects to share in the journey to which you’ve invited them. Your understanding of the need to convey practical knowledge that results in work, coupled with your unique style of teaching the craft of acting, is the “best deal in town”. To boot, your new program of offering your students the opportunity to participate in short films is, in and of itself, a reason to be a member of the Studio C family. By offering them an opportunity to showcase their talent in a tangible format, you offer them a tremendous advantage in the furtherance of their careers. Congratulations on putting the pieces together so cogently, and effectuating your plan so efficiently and successfully.



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