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Elevate your career to the next level as you watch “Hollywood’s secret weapon” guide 16 exceedingly accomplished artists through a series of fully rehearsed scenes, dance improvs, and exercises designed to stretch their imaginations.
Get to know these highly-diverse actors intimately as they share both their struggles and triumphs in interviews throughout.
This series is not only for actors and acting teachers, but also for writers, directors, and anyone interested in the creative process.
Director Miles Watkins
A force in prime-time television, Miles Watkins was one of a small stable of directors on the series “L.A. Law” when it won the Emmy for Best Drama two years in a row. Soon after he was one of a small stable of directors on the series “Northern Exposure” when it also won the Emmy for Best Drama.
Mr. Watkins won the Scott Newman Drug Abuse Prevention Award for his direction of an episode of the much-lauded series “Life Goes On.”
Additionally, he went on to direct a record 15 episodes of the ABC-TV hit series “The Commish,” as well as numerous other prime-time comedies and dramas.
Mr. Watkins earned an MFA degree in Cinema from USC film school. While there won The Mehring Award for “Best Film of the Year.”
He was subsequently honored with a Directing Fellowship to the American Film Institute.
His first professional job, a documentary entitled “Rosey Grier: The Courage To Be Me,” was celebrated in school districts across the country, winning numerous awards and inspiring countless young students to reach for their dreams.
He and his wife Jocelyn co-founded The Jocelyn Jones Studio, where they forwarded the craft and careers of hundreds of professional actors.
There Mr. Watkins designed and taught “The Art of Visual Storytelling,” a 12-week filmmaking intensive that produced a number of festival award-winning films, and launched several of his students into professional directing careers.