BBK has the honor of exclusively partnering with seasoned professional Bettina Devin on acting for the camera, voice over, private coaching and so much more. Check out the classes she will be teaching with us. She is a pro at introducing and demystifying the TV/Movie and Voice Over industry. Students and parents alike, will gain hands on experience and a step by step intro into the world of Film, Television and Voice Over. These classes are held over zoom, so you can enjoy participating from the comfort of your own home. Don't delay in getting on the list as space is VERY limited. Kids, teens and adults welcome.
Making the best choices for your child while navigating the entertainment industry can be a daunting and intimidating task. It does not have to be! Your child, with the right best practices and support can enjoy an incredibly rewarding and safe experience in the performing arts. Ms. Katie will be hosting an "Ask Me Anything" seminar with Bettina Devin and special guest Pat Scott, Mom of local talent Austin Scott (Alexander Hamilton in “Hamilton” on Broadway, star of the recent film, “A Jazzman’s Blues” ) Pat has successfully fulfilled the role of "Momager" for her son from the age 5-19 and is an integral part of his tremendous success. Parents and students will have the opportunity to submit 5 of their most burning questions! WORKSHOP 2/11/23 11-1pm Class held over ZOOM. https://www.diablomag.com/people-style/people/2020-best-of-the-east-bay-meet-austin-scott/article_faaa1822-b286-11ea-a34f-efc89119f6c6.html
Bettina Devin, will join forces with Emmy Award-winning L.A. casting director, Paul Ruddy. Paul will share his own journey, from mail room to owning his own Casting Business. Paul offers endless eye-opening (and EDUCATIONAL) stories about La La Land. You will have the chance to show him whatcha’ got in the scenes he will choose for those who attend. Cold reading, adjustments (if needed), and then a Q&A that springs out of the work will be done in class. Please come with questions you’ve always wanted to ask a casting director, but never had the chance (or courage) to ask! Don’t be shy! He’s a great guy!
Paul is known for being a genuinely empathetic champion of actors of all ages. Paul will give you fascinating and important insights into the REAL INDUSTRY from a busy (SUPER BUSY!) casting person’s viewpoint. He has been responsible for giving many actors their first real breaks, as well as helping to introduce them to their first solid stepping stones as far as representation goes. Many of Bettina’s students can attest to this. He is positive, but always honest in his feedback. WORKSHOP Saturday, March 11, 11-1pm Class held over ZOOM.
PAUL RUDDY: Paul has cast over 200 films and television series for Netflix, Tubi, Lifetime, Hallmark, Disney, Dreamworks, Syfy, Fox, and NBC/Universal, with A-List talent including Nicolas Cage, Harvey Keitel, Constance Wu, Rita Moreno, Vivica A. Fox and Jack Black. An Emmy-Winner for the Netflix series “Eastsiders,” Paul’s recent television credits include the AMC horror anthology series “Creepshow." Other notable talent Paul has cast include Sydney Sweeney, Peter Bogdanovich, Justin Long, Mena Suvari, Fran Drescher, Harvey Guillen, Molly Ringwald, Ryan Kwanten, Lou Diamond Philips, Brandon Routh, Gena Rowlands, Cameron Monaghan, Chad Michael Murray, Jackie Weaver, Vinnie Jones, Steve Guttenberg, Patrick Swayze, Keith David, Kelly Hu, Tanner Buchanan, Darren Barnett, and Cole and Dylan Sprouse.
Train one on one in acting for the camera and voiceovers. Contact us for program pricing and availability with Bettina Devin.
This class is designed to give students a chance to try out acting for the camera using actual T.V. and FILM scripts. Bettina will introduce basic acting techniques, specifically for on-camera. We will explore the use of active intentions, subtext, substitution, and, of course, personalizing the copy... all while keeping it FUN!
Students will have a chance to take a crack at voicing characters for both commercials and animated projects. Actual audition scripts from which to choose will be available for students. Clips of voiceover actors in the booth will be viewed to encourage students to use their full bodies, as they will see the pros recording for major films.
Seasoned veteran of stage, small and large screen, voiceover and concerts, Bettina Devin remains a working actress/singer whose students benefit directly from her own continued activity out there in the trenches. Known for her chameleon-like ability to change her look/character, Bettina is best known for her role as Idina Menzel’s (“Frozen”, “Wicked”) clueless Mom in the film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rent” (directed by Chris Columbus).In addition to being a working actress, she is a busy casting director and producer in all aspects of the entertainment industry. As a coach, Bettina’s students have recently been seen starring on Broadway, in Principal Recurring roles in television series, and voicing lead roles in major animated films for Pixar, Disney, and more.