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    Learn the craft from the basics. Unleash your creative side, get in touch with your artistic expression. For beginning actors and those interested in exploring the process. Emotional exercises, preparation techniques, and beginning character development. Get a strong foundation to the craft. Classes held on Saturday mornings. Come to the free introductory class on Sat Sept 6th. Call 818-766-2171 for your free audit!
  • Free Intro Class on The Basics of Acting, Sat 9/6

    On Saturday, September 6th from 10 AM - 1 PM, attend our free introductory class on the basics of acting. In this class you will learn, "What is acting?" "How does one approach the work?", "What do you need to do?" "What makes you different than anyone else?" " Do you have any talent?" All attendees will participate in the exercises that begin this journey. This informative class is free and taught by Fran Montano - Emmy Award winner who has been teaching acting for 30 years. Come check it out, bring a friend. The Free introductory class will be on Saturday, Sept 6th from 10 AM - 1 PM. The Fall Beginners Acting class follows the next week. Come and check it out and see if this is for you. Call or email for more info and to reserve your spot. Limited seating. 818-766-2171.
  • Interview with Artistic Director Fran Montano

    Producer/Director/Photographer Roman Wyden interviews Fran Montano on Meisner, Acting and Talent. Click here to see interview.
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The ACTORS WORKOUT STUDIO is a Los Angeles acting school that offers a safe and challenging work environment for the beginning or professional actor. The Studio is dedicated to training and preparing actors for professional work in the film and television industry. Classes are small and very individualized. Everyone works—every class.
Classes at the Studio include Scene Study, Cold Reading/Audition Technique, Improvisation, On-Camera Technique, Meisner Technique, and many other techniques designed to address the specific needs of the individual actor. Class members are also able to audition for a variety of readings and productions at the Studio.
Fran Montano is an Emmy award-winning acting coach and master teacher. He has been teaching acting in Los Angeles for over 25 years, based on the Meisner Technique as taught by the late Edward Kaye-Martin. He has performed in dozens of stage productions, television shows and films, and has directed and produced for both stage and television.

Fran is uniquely gifted in troubleshooting the particular blocks that are holding an actor back form reaching their full potential, and in helping them break through those blocks.

  • "I shy away from conventional acting classes. But once in a while you meet someone who inspires you. Fran does!"
    Rene Russo
  • "Fran's insight to acting is astounding. He's great at guiding actors into exploring their deepest and richest choices..."
    David Arata, Oscar-Nominated Writer, Children of Men
  • "Fran Montano inspires. He knows exactly what buttons to push to take his actors to their next level. I'm a better and more confident actor today because of what I've learned from him."
    Sammy Williams, Tony Award Winner for Best Actor, A Chorus Line
  • "Fran finds what's in an actor's way and breaks through it. A must for any serious actor."
    Lynda Goodfriend, Personal Manager