Coaching
byCamille

Acting Coaching & Career Consulting

About

An insider perspective

Empower yourself in your UNIQUE journey. Camille coaches from a working actor and producer’s perspective to take what is special about you to navigate your individual path within the Hollywood maze. Prep for auditions, CD workshops, working on set, and meetings with representation. From pre-read to network, you can be business-savvy, pro-active AND creative while bringing your dreams to fruition!

Comprehensive coaching

From audition technique, to defining your voice and “niche”, to mastering drama vs. single-camera vs. multi-cam comedy styles. Having your marketing materials in tip top shape. Overhaul your reps to move forward, Pull clips of your upcoming TV gigs, retool reels, and define your brand via "go-to" audition outfits and headshots. Prepare to secure representation, or, in many client cases, find an agent or manager.

Building on your strengths

Successful actors need to be balanced human beings – not just full time acting robots. Camille works to build strength where it already exists within each actor, and to grow through "trouble" areas. Current auditions, upcoming workshop sides, material for agent meetings are welcome. Get past your current career blocks and plateaus.

Camille Mana

ACTRESS // Camille originated the title role in the world premiere of Asuncion written by and starring opposite Oscar-nominee Jesse Eisenberg and Justin Bartha Off-Broadway to rave reviews. She made her feature film debut in Smart People (Sundance/ Miramax) with Dennis Quaid and recently appeared in SAG-nominated Cake starring Jennifer Aniston. Films include College (MGM) with Drake Bell and Haley Bennett, Norman opposite Dan Byrd, Adam Goldberg, and Oscar-Nominee Richard Jenkins, Speed-Dating starring Chris Elliott, High School (Sundance) starring Adrien Brody and Colin Hanks. Series Regular on syndicated television sitcom One on One.

PRODUCER // Equal Opportunity awarded Best Film in the inaugural NBC Comedy Shortcuts Festival, Official Selection of HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival, Montreal Comedy Festival, CineVegas, SXSW, and dozens more. Additional producing: NBC Web Series The Good Ol' Boys, feature film The Things We Carry, and Carnal Orient an Official Selection of Slamdance Film Festival.

COACH // She fell in love with coaching... by accident. Having been the speed dial emergency call for one-too-many talented actor friend, Camille quickly learned she had a knack for giving loving and highly effective career guidance. Concurrently, veteran actor Raphael Sbarge selected Camille as the community leader for an Invite-Only Master Class, supporting the journeys of many of today's top Los Angeles actors. Soon after, a successful youth talent manager sought Camille out to groom her fresh faces. Camille is a current adjunct teacher at Scott Sedita Acting Studios. She has since become quickly in demand as an audition coach and career consultant.

  • Jonathan Chase

    Coach

    JONATHAN CHASE // grew up in Boca Raton, Florida with big dreams of becoming a working actor. Hard work and determination transformed these dreams into a reality as a star on 3 Seasons of "Love Thy Neighbor." This marks Chase's second collaboration with Tyler Perry Studios after the film "A Madea Christmas". His films include "Gamer" opposite Gerard Butler as Michael C. Hall's henchman, thriller "Eagle Eye" with Shia LaBeouf, comedy "All About Steve" with Sandra Bullock and Bradley Cooper, cult horror film "Gingerdead Man," and acclaimed romantic comedy "Dorfman in Love" opposite Elliot Gould and Sara Rue.

    A series regular on "One On One", which was his first major television job - and where he and Camille first met, Chase has guest starred on many TV shows including "NCIS: LA," "The Mentalist," "Bones," "CSI," "CSI: NY," "The Defenders," "NCIS: LA," "Modern Family," NBC's top rated "Knightrider" telefilm. Recurring roles on USA Network's "Monk" with Tony Shaloub, Disney's "Shake It Up," and "Veronica Mars." A graduate of University of Florida, Chase is a proud "Gator." He loves camping, hiking, skiing, snowboarding and urban farming among many other activities. Beyond grateful for his amazing "Love Thy Neighbor," TPS & OWN families, and for the countless fans that make this dream possible, Jonathan aims to give back to support other aspiring and professional actors with their career growth.

  • Valerie Azlynn

    Coach

    Valerie starred for three seasons on the TBS comedy SULLIVAN & SON. Known for her lead role on CBS comedy series WELCOME TO THE CAPTAIN, and memorable recurring roles on CASTLE (ABC), SMITH (CBS) and JOEY (NBC), and guest starring roles on numerous shows, including: THE BIG BANG THEORY, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, CSI: NY, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, TWO AND A HALF MEN, ONE ON ONE (where she first met Camille) and HOT IN CLEVELAND.

    On film, Valerie was a lead in Universal’s remake of THE LITTLE RASCALS (playing “Miss Crabtree”) and Hallmark Hall of Fame’s ABC movie of the week REMEMBER SUNDAY. She stars in BABYSITTER (with Max Burkholder and Lesley Ann Warren) and Gary Wheeler’s MOUNTAIN TOP. Previous films: TROPIC THUNDER, HANCOCK, BEWITCHED, POSEIDON and THE
 SURROGATES. Valerie is a graduate of THE NEW YORK SCHOOL FOR FILM AND TELEVISION And has continued to study her craft over her 14 years in Los Angeles. She is excited to give back and support Coaching by Camille clients.

  • Susan-Kate Heaney

    Associate Coach

    Susan-Kate Heaney is a graduate of New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Acting and a comedic genius, if we don't mind saying so (and we don't!). She has appeared most recently as Nurse Mackenzie on The Mindy Project, as Shirley on Masters of Sex, and opposite Bryce Dallas Howard in new comedy Pant Suits. She has written and performed in many comedic solo shows, most recently Facebook with Mom (Second City, The People's Improv Theater, Fringe) and Mop-oholic (UCB, The People's Improv Theater, iO West). Susan-Kate also performs regularly in commercials, stand-up comedy, improv, sketch and voiceover. She has taught acting, improv and commercial audition technique both in New York and Los Angeles. She is a proud teaching artist alum of Opening Act. Susan-Kate is currently in the Writing Lab program at Groundlings.

  • Mark Scheibmeir

    Associate Coach

    Mark Scheibmeir​ received his B.S. in RTF and his M.F.A. in Acting from The University of Texas at Austin. This training and education has given him an eye for aesthetics and performance with the fluidity to bounce back and forth between the two spheres. Mark formally taught acting at the University of Texas and continues to teach workshops throughout the country. As a coach, he has a knack for helping actors develop a strong range of choices for auditions while maintaining the focus and fun of acting. Mark previously worked in casting as an assistant to the immensely talented Vicky Boone (Tree of Life, Hellion, Ain't Them Bodies Saints) and understands firsthand what casting directors look for in audition tapes. As a result of his training and experience, Mark has been able to book work based upon taped submissions and has helped countless others do the same.

Camille has experience working with actors of all levels and can tailor her services according your individual career needs.
+
Starting out?

Feel like you just caught the acting bug? Been considering taking a leap, but are uncertain where to start? Or maybe you're trained as an actor, but haven't quite made the transition to "professional" yet. Have no fear! Camille is here with a realistic, yet empowering approach.

  • Headshot Helper

    BAD headshots can be a waste of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars. Whereas GOOD headshots might sometimes make you look like the beauty queen your mamma loves, but not effectively brand you for roles that you are ready to book!

    HEADSHOT HELPER is a preventative step to orchestrate and plan for your upcoming shoot in making sure your marketing/branding are en pointe and ready to roll.

  • Acting 101

    New to this acting thang? Camille works with beginners through Oscar-Winners (so to speak!) to help support you in forging ahead on your journey. BASICS for beginners cover the gamut from Acting Basics, Headshots, Type & Niche, Honing Your Creative Voice, Recommended Studios and Teachers for your needs, Resume & Reel Consultation, CD Workshop Prep, “Smart Money” Recommendations, and more.

  • What is my "type"?

    The difference between Nordstrom and Ross is pretty clear. But what about Ross and TJ Maxx? Just like any company selling a product, YOU are selling a product as an actor… YOU. Do you know which version(s) of you are best scenario winners in the acting marketplace? Are you branding your look, headshots, reel, sides, and performances toward something that rings true both in your soul AND in the realistic realm of Film/TV, Theater, and Commercials?

+
Already a pro?

Already been a working professional for some time? It is absolutely natural to hit plateaus in your career, whether in your technique, your marketing, or even your sense of "spark" for the creative work. Sometimes what *used* to work for you has stopped serving you. And at other times, maybe your team or approach to securing opportunities just needs an adjustment.

  • Audition Coaching for TV/Film/Theater

    This one is pretty self-explanatory. Private Coaching for Auditions, Self-Tapes, and Workshops, as well as General Lessons for Multi-cam Comedy, Single-cam Comedy, Drama, and all the rest.

  • Leveling Up - Should I leave My Agent/Manager/Studio?

    How long is too long to stay? How big is too big for you? Are you being realistic about what you are bringing to the table? Do your reps undervalue you, or are you just where you need to be? These are questions a lot of actors are afraid to ask, or in which many others are deceiving themselves in order to stay stuck. Camille Mana has worked in casting as well as in production and will always be honest (to a fault) about where you are and where you might truly need to be.

  • Comedy Corner

    Dying is easy; Comedy is hard. If you haven’t realized that, you’re probably not funny. Yet. Whether you need a comedy tune up, or you have no idea where to start to bring forth those chuckles, Camille will be honest with you on the comedy track. Don’t be afraid. Everyone (well, almost everyone) can learn how to be funny. It is a craft not to be taken lightly, no matter how easy they make it look.

  • Marketing: Something's not Working...

    “Troubled Teen” all grown into “Beautiful Ingenue”? “Character Comedian” who lost a ton of weight? Guess what: actors evolve. And when they do, so does their marketing. Whether you’re branding for the first time, or re-branding for the 5th (God help you- it’s not an easy chore!), Camille can help support you in your transition, or in finding out what exactly isn’t working.

  • Air Checks & Clips

    Upcoming TV Appearances? Coaching by Camille can pull discounted airchecks for you and provide clips from your co-star, guest star, and series regular appearances. Inquire with your specific questions.

+
Inquiring moms want to know...

Does your child or teen have aspirations, and you just don't know where to begin? Is it just a phase, or might (s)he have the drive to stay the course in a competitive industry? How do you know who to trust, or who to run from? All common questions! Camille has worked with many young actors from beginner to working professional, and gives honest guidance in a town where honesty is often remiss.

  • Does my child have a shot?

    Everyone in town is going to try to sell you something. Know it, and be wary of it. But beyond the flattery lies the real answer of: Is there hope for your son or daughter? Are there opportunities for him/her to flourish in a cut throat industry? Is it all really worth it? Anyone who doesn’t tell you to RUN is a liar from the get go. But if your child MUST MUST MUST do this, then go in armed and ready for battle!

  • Red Flags to Run From!

    Blood suckers are everywhere. Invest your limited “Child Acting Dream Dollars” wisely.

  • Mommy & Me 101

    Don’t know where to begin, Mom? Need some REAL TALK guidance from someone who has done it firsthand since her teens? Camille will be straight with you on all the ups and downs of the biz. From marketing, to craft, to Nickelodeon/Disney comedy technique, to keeping your child sane amidst a flurry of auditions, high hopes, and rejections.

    It’s a lot. But it doesn’t have to break you. There *is* a path forward.

Testimonials

    • I watched Camille blossom and explode on stage, opposite Jesse Eisenberg Off-broadway in a tour de force performance. I know her to be an exceptionally bright, focused and insightful woman who brings great passion to everything she does.

      Raphael Sbarge, Actor, Teacher, and Mentor

    • There was something in her that was totally distinct. First of all, she has incredible comic timing, which is to me, impossible to learn — you either have it or you don’t have it. She has it in spades. She is also fantastic dramatically. What she does is bring something so sweet and innocent to it, it complicates it in a wonderful way.

      Jesse Eisenberg, on casting Camille [interview with Art Info]

    • I have been coached by Camille for several years. She reads auditions sides like music! She can find the flow and the notes and the little hidden gems that make you stand out in a room! I will continue to work with Camille. She is also an amazing actress so working sides with her is a plus and a must!

      Abby Wathen (upcoming Rainn Wilson/Patricia Arquette "Permanent")

    • Don’t let her young pretty face fool ya. She has a sharp BS meter and will get you to focus moment to moment.

      Iris Almario (Recurring "Bosch", Recurring "Young and the Restless")

    • Camille is an excellent acting coach. She has been working with my son for over a year and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about her. She knows the business inside and out and understands exactly how to coach an actor to do their very best in any audition situation. She has the rare ability to create a safe and challenging environment for even the youngest student. She is truly committed to the craft and always brings positive energy, great sensitivity, intelligence and a sense of humor. My son's confidence and knowledge of acting has soared since working with Camille. I have recommended Camille as a coach to many of our actor friends (youth and adult) and every single one has loved her. If you need to brush up your skills, prepare for an audition or booking or just continue to learn and grow as an actor I recommend Camille one-hundred percent.

      Gavin Lewis (Hey Arnold: The Jungle Movie, Recurring The Kicks, NCIS: LA)

    • SHE BOOKED IT, CAMILLE! And they're offering her money on the back end! Thanks so much for all of your help. I really don't believe she would've booked it if it wasn't for you!

      Parent of Tiara McKinney (Burning Palms)

    • I loved it! I learned a lot from you, and you made me feel as comfortable as I could acting. It's a challenge and this is a good start! I can see why you've got so many great reviews on Yelp. You are awesome. Thank you so much.

      Ashley Eriksson (Recurring, Cartoon Network's Adventure Time, and Musician, LAKE)

    • Camille is an exceptional acting and marketing coach. She has helped me identify and specify my "brand," strategize for casting director workshops, and prepare for auditions. She is extremely efficient with her time, and not a second is wasted during a coaching session. Camille has helped me to navigate the beginning steps of my career, and find a path forward with very clear and achievable goals. She knows this business inside and out — through her strategies and industry connections, I recently signed with my first manager. She is focused on both the art and the business of acting, and she is equally gifted in coaching both. She knows exactly how to breakdown a script, and how to make a scene "pop" in a way that is unique to you. I highly recommend Camille -- whether you are auditioning or you need a marketing makeover, Camille is the coach to go to!

      Larkin Bell (Honor Council, produced by Josh Hutcherson)

    • Camille is a fantastic coach. She immediately sees where a scene could use some adjusting and is great at sensing your strengths as an actor. She insures that by the end of the coaching, your scene not only showcases your talent but that it is specific to what YOU bring to the table. She utilizes time effectively so that you can feel as prepared as possible. I've recently been going in for bigger projects that were terrifying to me and was looking for a coach who would prep me on rooms and situations that I had never been in before. Camille is incredibly knowledgeable about the industry, and I am able to walk into the room feeling the most confident and prepared that I ever have. On top of everything, I find her to be very affordable and well worth the investment.

      Melissa Macedo (upcoming w/ James Franco "Blood Heist", Recurring "Girl Boss")

    • Camille is a powerhouse! She is everything you want in a coach and mentor. She is the reason I signed with my commercial agent leading to many auditions, callbacks, and bookings. She knows how to brand and what steps the actor needs next in their careers. One of the best headshots I still receive amazing feedback on was all thanks to Camille going through outfits/branding with me. I have received very positive feedback from CDs after preparing scenes with Camille. She is fantastic at both comedy and drama, pushing me to make strong choices. I leave every session feeling confident. She is generous with her time, knows how to make the space feel safe to explore and take risks. Camille cares deeply about her clients and students. There is a reason she has been a working actor in the industry for years. She is an expert at the craft and a genuine, loving, empowering coach. I have been to many classes and coaches in LA but I would only recommend Camille, she is a top level actor and a top level coach. She has done so much for me and continues to help me grow in my career. Thank you Camille! Eternally grateful for you.

      Austin Boyce (My Crazy Ex)

    • Camille is practically an all-service acting coach. She has helped me with branding, headshot advice, audition outfit advice, and most importantly audition coaching. I would not feel as confident walking into every audition room if it weren't for Camille. This is not an exaggeration. She's extremely knowledgable about shows, acting styles, and genres and helps guide me toward the best choices that feel natural to me. In our coachings, she has helped me unlock each end of my emotional spectrum, farther than I ever thought possible. There's a lot of acting coaches in LA, but Camille is truly a shining (affordable) light in this crazy town. Cannot recommend her enough!

      Julia Aks (Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.)

    • My daughter has been coached by Camille via Skype since 2014 on both drama and comedy. She recently secured an excellent rep/manager and has been going out to amazing auditions. Since recommended to us, Camille has played a pivotal role in my daughter's journey to get into the industry. Besides coaching her on acting, Camille helped us decide if and when my daughter is ready for LA, introduced her to potential reps, recommended photographers, etc. There are many unknown details for people new to the industry, like us, having Camille's guidance is simply fantastic. She is prompt, detail oriented, conscientious on time and money spent (I really appreciate that), and highly effective.

      Parent of Lukita Maxwell (Recurring Guest, ABC's "Speechless" w/ Minnie Driver)

    • Camille I love your classes, they just make my day better and after watching your reel, I gained a whole new respect for you. You are a working actress and you've played so many different ranges. You are amazing. Thank you for all you do, I don't think you realize how much we appreciate you Camille!

      Sierra Duncil

    • I frequently come to Camille for one on one coaching. She's a genius and loves to share all her insights, techniques, POV on anything and everything actor related. I respect her immensely not just because she's a great coach but because she's a great actress, and learning from someone that has experience in TV and Film is a valuable learning experience. I've been telling all my friends to coach with this wonderful lady.

      Marc Fajardo (upcoming Helen Mirren/Donald Sutherland "The Leisure Seeker")

    • My 8 year-old daughter has been asking for acting classes for several years. Other than one summer theater camp a year, I wouldn't let her venture into Hollywood - too many horror stories. But then I met Camille, and felt she was the right coach/teacher for Alex. My intuition was spot-on: Alex loved her classes and I felt super comfortable with the environment she created. When I picked my Alex up after the first 2-hour class, she said, "Dad, it felt like 5 minutes." Camille is not only well-versed in how to age-appropriately teach the craft of acting to kids, she's also excellent at communicating with us, giving industry advice, consulting for headshots, etc. And since she was a young actor herself, she's well-aware of the pitfalls.

      Parent of Alex H.

    • Camille is awesome! She coaches 2 of my children and they love her. She's not only a coach to them but a great friend which makes them really open up to her as actors. Words cannot express how much we appreciate her taking time away from her busy schedule to work with the kids whenever we need her. She always provides notes and feedback that are helpful. I highly recommend Camille for your acting needs!

      Parent of Ayden Saveng ("The Bird Who Could Fly" by Raphael Sbarge)

    • Camille is amazing! I'd recommend her to any actor. She knows the business and is excellent not only as an accomplished actress in her own right, but also as a teacher. She is absolutely a joy to work! If you want great career advice or coaching she's my number one pick.

      Danielle Skalsky

    • Being new in Hollywood is not easy, especially if you are just starting out. You don’t know what direction you should move with your career, your acting strengths and weaknesses, the kind of classes you should take to be successful in this industry. I have to thank Camille for her help and tips. I can see that I am moving in the right direction with her guidance. She is an awesome acting guide.

      Naveen Suri

    • I have a 7 year old daughter who wanted to get into the world of acting. It's such a crazy and confusing industry when you are just starting out. I had signed her with an agent but noticed we needed more help when it came down to her auditions, not knowing the ropes and what was expected of her. I found Camille online because of her amazing reviews and decided to go for it. I could tell right away that she was very professional and passionate about her work with a great amount of experience working with kids in this industry. She knew right away what my daughter needed to work on and gave us tons of advice when it came to questions about being in this field. Also, her pricing was very fair compared to anything I've seen out there. The past few sessions especially have been super exciting because I've seen my daughter growing more confident in doing what she loves and she's having so much fun with it at the same time. Now I know that when I have to drive an hour plus in traffic to her auditions (usually from Santa Monica to Hollywood), that I don't have anything to worry about when it comes to my daughter being prepared!

      Parent of Ella

    • Camille, thanks for helping me understand and enjoy comedy. Now I don’t hate those auditions. You are an amazing coach and my first choice in recommending a coach in California.

      Dakota Buchanan (Recurring, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia")

    • Camille is the absolute best! If you are even the slightest bit hesitant- I can honestly say, take the plunge! Invest in yourself. I am exactly where I want to be heading in my career thanks to Camille's expert guidance! She goes above and beyond to understand your needs as an actor/actress by honing in on strengths and building upon weaker areas. I feel extremely confident having Camille in my corner, her feedback and knowledge invaluable. Camille truly has a knack for coaching and connecting with people, I couldn't recommend her more!

      Kelsie Jones

    • I am super thankful to have your positive influence in my life.

      Sheldon White

    • Camille is freaking awesome! She has given me so much time and effort that I actually question whether or not she has a twin doing half her work load because she is so on top of things, including my career! Her energy and work ethic is contagious.

      Angelique Robinson

    • Camille's honesty and knowledge come through the first time you meet her. Over the past 8 months, she has gained my trust and respect and most important, trust and respect from my daughter. She makes her feel comfortable and confident with whatever they are working on. Camille has a way of figuring out what works best for an individuals needs. What my daughter has learned from Camille will never leave her. I will forever be grateful for the recommendation to get my daughter coached by Camille. She will not waste your time or money.

      Parent of Geena

    • Camille is amazing. She is not only extremely smart, but she completely invests in you and your career. I have done several career courses in Los Angeles, but none of them reached my expectations. I found myself throwing money at courses that weren't helpful. I am so happy that I have found Camille. In addition to being a great career coach, she is an awesome acting coach. You leave the session feeling more specific and confident. I highly recommend Camille!

      Zachary Margolis

    • Camille, I really enjoy working with you. I like that you are very helpful, and challenge me, and still make it fun. I really appreciate that you are always there if I need you. Thanks for being awesome.

      Cory Buchanan

    • I refer to her as the queen of comedy. I've known Camille for a few years now and not once has she disappointed me. Her insight on acting is truly fascinating. She is amazing in coaching both comedy & drama but I must say, every time I'm in the room with her for comedy she completely blows my mind. Her technique is impeccable.

      Cristina Lizzul (Francis Ford Coppola project)

    • Camille was extremely knowledgeable, professional and honest. She help me make some strong simple changes to my career. I will be continuing with her services and will be recommending others because this is money well spent.

      Derick Anthony

    • Camille is top notch! I didn't have much to go on when I signed up my daughter for her class except for the reviews on Yelp, and I am pleased to say the great reviews are accurate. Camille is professional, assigns homework, gives honest critiques to the actors (and conveys them to the parents of child actors, as well), and is competitively priced. My child will definitely be working with Camille again in the future.

      Parent of Carly B.

    • Camille is simply the best. I found her when I was a bit lost, unsure of my next step. She has helped me immensely, bringing her piercing intelligence and generous attention to the dreams of her clients. She has helped me define my goals and as a result sharpened my focus on which moves to make. She has already helped me book a meeting with a commercial agent! She's the embodiment of Confucius' sage advice: "The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones." I highly recommend her.

      George Avalotus

    • Camille is a great coach! She gets comedy like no one else. She knows exactly what beats to linger on and how to deliver any scene. She has extensive knowledge of comedy and knows the appropriate tone for each one scene. Most importantly, we have so much fun coaching the scenes. I would highly suggest her to any actor in LA.

      Michelle Macedo (upcoming w/ James Franco "Blood Heist", Recurring "Girl Boss")

    • Camille is an amazing person & dynamic coach, especially when relating to kids & comedy. She knows the business & how to relate the scenes to the individuals, so they understand their character & their delivery. I feel so blessed that we stumbled upon her & my son has had the pleasure of working with such an informative & connected coach. Her solid reviews on Yelp helped make a confusing decision easy & they are ALL true! So thankful for you Camille! You are amazing.

      Parent of Micah Giovanni (Ricky, Nicky, Dicky, and Dawn)

    • Hi Camille, I just want to thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to send remarks, and objectives to my daughter and the other talent. It really shows you care and are not just in it for the money. You are awesome and my daughter loves working with you!

      Parent of Actress, 10

    • Camille is a fantastic teacher! She is able to communicate her considerable experience in the industry, into playable actions. She is a phenomenal source for any actor and is truly a pleasure to work with.

      Actress, 27

    • Thank you for everything, Camille. All the time spent, care and effort you help me with. You are a rockstar, I hope you know how thankful I am for you.

      Actress, 19

    • The support you give, not only to me but all of my classmates is so authentic and genuine. You are truly a role model and mentor to us. Thank you for doing your job with passion and believing in me! It really means a lot to me.

      Actress, 17

    • I honestly believe that being in your class is almost as important to my kids as eating food! I don't know what you do or how you do it. They have always loved acting, but whatever it is that you do, they love it! And you inspire them to work at acting every day, not just right before class!

      Parent of Actors Kiev and Kyerra

    • Thank you Camille, we really do appreciate everything you do. [Client] really sparks when you work with her. Appreciate you!

      Parent of Actress, 10

    • Thank you bunches! You inspire me so much. I am going to take your notes and really try to come out of my shell. I feel like that is exactly what I need.

      Actress, 16

    • I just want to say thank you so much for having Camille as a mentor/coach/ teacher to these kids, especially the girls. She is really an inspiration to them. They really connect to her and appreciate her. They are very excited for her class!

      Parent, passed on from Manager

    • Camille, you are one of my favorite coaches. I can connect with you better because you are an actress too. I LOVE when you challenge me. One of my favorite things the "bad casting director" exercise, so when I go into auditions I am prepared for any casting director. Your coaching has helped me get out of my shell and build my confidence.

      Actress, 12

    • Thanks so much, Camille. I feel like I've improved so much from the few appointments we've had together. Thanks so much for everything you've done for me!

      Actress, 13

    • Camille, THANK YOU so much. I'm inspired and YOU have helped a great deal with that.

      Actor, 47

    • Camille is absolutely the very best acting coach I have ever personally encountered. My 9 year-old daughter wanted to study acting, and I wanted to find her a coach that would embrace her at the beginning level and inspire her to develop her craft within an honest and supportive environment. We were so happy to find Camille because she is amazing! My daughter would come out of her session with enthusiasm and an eagerness to attend the next one. She is so amazing that I became inspired to return to acting myself after 20 years. I sure wish I had Camille back then because I am certain I would have persevered with this beautiful art having Camille by my side. She truly does care about her student's development and makes every effort to help you succeed. Look no further, honestly!

      Mother and Daughter Clients

    • Camille is more than just a coach; she's cares about each of her clients in such a deep way, helping them figure out their brand and how to navigate this career in a smart way. She's startlingly perceptive and both encouraging and honest. She knows how to break down the technical parts of acting in a useful way, but also knows how to communicate more ephemeral parts of the craft in a way that's actually helpful without getting you in your head. I don't know how I could survive pilot season with Camille. She's 100% there for her clients. Brilliant human, brilliant actor, brilliant teacher.

      Lucy Walters

    • Where do I begin? Camille graced my life at a point in my career where I was struggling to get to the next level. I was feeling very lost and stuck with representation that was NOT working for me. Her career coaching literally turned my life around. She had a full on game plan that WORKED. First, since I was looking into CD workshops, she analyzed my work and materials and helped me target key casting directors who cast the shows that I would be a great fit for. On top of that, she sent me numerous audition sides that might be good to use for these workshops. Camille has been in the industry for years and has an extensive network of people that not only respect her opinions, but also love and adore her. I can see why. When she pitched me to an agent (who had previous passed on me a few months back), not only did the agent change his mind about taking a meeting, but also decided to work with me!!!! Camille is VERY straight up and honest about strengths and weaknesses which has gained her the trust and respect of her colleagues. If it's not a right fit or timing, she will tell you. She's given me solid feedback on all of my marketing materials--I mean, this woman is a marketing genius. She has a very critical eye on what is working for you and what is not. **I went from getting ZERO auditions to a PINNING for a lead role in a NETWORK pilot.** On top of being an amazing actress and coach, she is the loveliest, supportive and encouraging person you could possibly have in your corner to help get you to the next level. But don't let that fool you, Camille gets RESULTS and has a specific plan of action tailored to YOU. Her knowledge and feedback has been invaluable to me. I call her my guardian angel now.

      Taryn L.

    • I came to Camille for some much needed Career Coaching and wow, she is a swift kick in the pants (in the very best way possible)! In just a few short months of working with her, I have secured theatrical representation, gotten a manager and booked a film role playing the wife of a very well known actor. Prior to meeting her I was agent-less, stagnant and feeling helpless. She is incredibly straight forward and fast to action. She knows the business from so many angles and had a game plan for me that actually worked. She is realistic, honest and works sooo hard. I feel so grateful to her. If you (and your career) need a boost, Camille is the way to go!

      Molly K.

    • Camille is not only an incredible artist but also an incredible coach. Her ability to share her experience and precision with details has helped me turn my fine art photography business into a thriving commercial business. She's worked in front of and behind the camera and really understands what it takes to succeed as an actor. She's coached me on rebranding myself and I couldn't be happier with the results. There truly aren't enough stars to rate her. If you're looking for inspiration look no further. She will get you unstuck!

      Heather L.

    • Camille is fantastic. I have been coaching with her on guest stars, series regulars, and films for both comedy and drama. She is not only a great teacher but also a super talented actress with an impressive resume. Not only does she now help me with my work, her and I did 22 episodes on the air together. She knows so much about tv and film, that she can pinpoint the tone and what the show runners are looking for. Thanks to Camille, I have confidence in my work and it has translated to other aspects of my life. She gives very specific notes, and is extremely knowledgeable of all the current industry projects. I would absolutely recommend coaching for possible jobs, current jobs, or even just for practice in between work. And I recommend Camille.

      Jonathan G.

    • Camille is a stellar career coach! She cares about your success and it shows. I can't say enough about her professionalism! Her ability to assess areas of growth and design a thoughtful action plan is simply amazing.

      Mark S.

    • I used Camille to give me feedback on the current cut of my reel. She was super specific and provided a lighting speed turn around. Camille helped me cut out any moments that were making my reel anything but strong and approached her analysis through the lens of both a marketer and a director.

      Alexandra A.

    • I can't possibly recommend her enough! I am an actor that's worked a lot in drama but needed help with a sitcom audition. Camille was PERFECT. She totally understands comedy and has the best notes and feedback. I personally watched her reel to know who I was going to, and if you have any doubts do the same. She knows her stuff. On top of that she couldn't have been more lovely. I highly, highly recommend her as a coach. So impressed, thanks Camille!

      Chris S.

    • I can't believe how much we were able to get done in just one hour. I had so many questions about how to talk about myself in generals in addition to working on my scene and we got through everything and more! I was having so much trouble describing myself and where I saw myself in the business, and Camille offered such helpful insight and loaded me up with a bunch of names, shows and types that I could reference in conversation. I left feeling super prepared and excited to be able to use my new skills. The next meeting that I had the following day was a million times different than my other ones before, and at the end of the meeting the guy told me 'Okay, I get you, I know who you are.' which was exactly what I wanted! I was also much less nervous since I knew how to answer questions and didn't feel like a deer in the headlights. The whole interview experience was a complete 180 from where I started before meeting with Camille. Would highly recommend to anyone who needs a little boost for auditions or meetings!

      Stephanie B.

    • I will never be able to give back to Camille all that she has done for me. She will push you and make you work, but she will never forget to tell you how important you are. When I coach with Camille she has a way of helping me find emotions or thoughts i didn't know I had before. I value her honesty and how caring she is for me. I will always be thankful for Camille.

      Geena Dolce

    • Thanks so much! We really enjoyed working with you! You are fun and have great insights.

      Parent of Mia Bagley and Camrey Bagley

    Success Stories

    Jorge Luis Pallo
    Booked Major Recurring on GOLIATH starring Billy Bob Thornton. Booked NCIS LA Recurring Guest. Booked Scorpion. Booked Criminal Minds.
    Gavin Lewis
    booked a Series Lead on a new Nickelodeon Pilot, booked a lead in the anticipated HEY ARNOLD remake, lead in MAXIMUM RIDE by James Pattersion, and Recurring Guest on THE KICKS.
    Lukita Maxwell
    is a RECURRING GUEST STAR, love interest on ABC's SPEECHLESS starring Minnie Driver.
    Dakota Buchanan
    booked a Recurring on IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, and booked a role on COMEDY BANG BANG.
    Gavin Lewis
    booked the lead role in OMINOUS opposite Barry Watson, a FOOD LION commercial, and DREAMWORKS Web Series JUST JACQUES.
    Julia Aks
    Booked her first TV role on MARVEL AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., and had a callback for the West Coast Premiere of HIT THE WALL.​
    Breanna Bay
    booked a Recurring role on THE GOODWIN GAMES, and had a callback for Series Regular in Pilot AMERICAN EDUCATION.
    Akemi Look
    had a pin to Test for the title role in ABC pilot PRESENCE, directed by John Ridley (12 YEARS A SLAVE).
    Stephen Quadros
    wrapped a Supporting Lead in NEVER BACK DOWN 3, for which he received a Straight Offer. Booked short film STAY IN YOUR LANE.
    Angel Saveng
    booked a COMIC CON PROMO for DISNEY INFINITY 3 shooting opposite Calum Worthy. She is repped by LB Talent and Young Performers Management.
    Sarah Golden
    had a CALLBACK for the title role in feature film HARRIET HOUDINI.
    Ayden Saveng
    booked a National Commercial for CHUCK E CHEESE, booked a promo for CITY OF ANAHEIM, and has an Avail for an UBER commercial, as well as AVAIL for BUILD A BEAR commercial.
    Tiara McKinney
    booked feature film BURNING DOG with Greg Grunberg.
    Gavin Lewis
    shot the Guest Lead on NCIS LA playing a complex arc of three different characters (triplets).
    Angel Saveng
    booked a COMIC CON PROMO with Calum Worthy.​
    Gregg Martin
    signed with The Craft Agency (Joseph Le Agency) for commercial representation.
    Stephen Quadros
    had a pin in him for AMERICAN HORROR STORY.
    Akemi Look
    secured a Meeting with and Signed Theatrically with Joseph Le Agency.
    Gavin Lewis
    secured meetings with and representation with TalentWorks and Trademark Talent.
    Lukita Maxwell
    secured meetings with Trademark Talent, Young Performers Management, and received offers from Osbrink, Coast to Coast, and Trademark Talent.
    CJ Bryant
    had a pin in him for AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and booked a PROMO VIDEO.
    Michael Chey
    booked NEW GIRL, MODERN FAMILY, LAST MAN STANDING, and VIDEO GAME HIGH SCHOOL.
    Zoe Belle
    booked WENDELL AND VINNIE, THE NEW NORMAL, and PARKS AND RECREATION.
    Jaylee Chen
    secured representation across the board with AMSEL EISENSTADT FRAZIER HINOJOSA (AEFH).
    Molly Kidder
    booked a feature film playing David Arquette's wife, and secured representation with BOLD AGENCY in SW Region and STEWART TALENT in LA.
    Austin Boyce
    booked an IKEA PROMO, was on Avail for ICEBREAKERS commercial, and booked a Web Series.
    Lara Maria Silva
    secured multiple offers for Commercial and Theatrical representation from a successful showcase.
    Tiara McKinney
    booked MURDER BOOK, and went to producers for a Series Regular on FUTURE SHOCK.
    Lukita Maxwell
    was in the mix for a supporting role in a Will Smith / Edward Norton feature film.
    Nicholette Dixon
    booked a recurring role on Showtime's SHAMELESS.
    Gregory Michael
    had a callback for the title character in FOX pilot FATRICK.
    Heather LeRoy
    secured representation with BOLD AGENCY in SW region, and booked a feature film with Heather Matarazzo.
    West Liang
    secured representation with BOLD AGENCY in SW Region.
    Dakota Buchanan
    booked JUST ADD MAGIC, and had a callback for Series Regular in comedy pilot CHAD.
    Gavin Lewis
    Network Tested for the title role in the comedy pilot PROBLEM CHILD, as well as had 2 Callbacks for the lead in MONKEY UP.
    Dakota Buchanan
    booked the Lead in WHERE THE END BEGINS cast by Joey Paul Jensen, and is set for a third episode of IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA/.
    Iris Almario
    is a finalist for the Lead in a Comedic Feature Film, and secured meeting and representation with BOLD AGENCY in SW region.
    Michael Chey
    booked a comedy feature film by The Fine brothers entitled F$*& THE PROM, and booked a role in TV movie TIME CAPSULE.
    Christy Choi
    booked the 2016 NBC COMEDY SHOWCASE as one of the elite finalists, has callback for a major Recurring role on Z NATION, and callback for Major Recurring on PopTV / Lionsgate's NIGHTCAP.
    Lukita Maxwell
    booked the supporting lead in WHERE THE END BEGINS, and has a callback for Series Regular in Nickelodeon's HOPEFULS.
    Ayden Saveng
    booked OVER UNDER THROUGH directed by Raphael Sbarge ("Once Upon a Time") and written by Emmy-Nominee Robert Munic ("Empire").
    Austin Boyce
    booked her first TV role, MY CRAZY EX on Lifetime, and a table read for Brett Greenstein's office for the ERASURE musical.
    Cristina Lizzul
    booked a role directed by the legendary FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA.
    Jaylee Chen
    booked a TINDER commercial.
    Geena Dolce
    signed with her first agent FOCUS TALENT located in her home state of Utah, and signed LENS TALENT in Las Vegas as her second agent.
    George Avalotus
    got his first 2 commercial agent meetings, and a manager meeting.
    Noah J. Wilson
    booked a Co-Lead in HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA (working title) cast by Sherrie Henderson. His first professional audition!
    Noah J. Wilson
    got Representation Meetings with BRS/Gage, Marshak/Mills, and Simmons & Scott in his first 2 weeks in LA.
    Lara Maria Silva
    got a Representation meeting with ESI Network management.
    Zachary Margolis
    booked a short horror film from GEARMARK PICTURES.
    Derick Anthony
    secured a meeting with and signed with ESI Network for management.
    Lexi Harvey
    booked INNER CHILD short film and signed with ACROSS THE BOARD TALENT AGENCY for Youth Theatrical and Commercial rep.
    Gavin Lewis
    is a lead in the new feature film MAXIMUM RIDE based on James Patterson's series.
    Libby Ewing
    secured an agent meeting with ACROSS THE BOARD agency, and a management meeting with ESI Network.
    Zachary Margolis
    was signed by the Youth Department of ACROSS THE BOARD Talent Agency for Theatrical and Commercial.
    Isiah Santana
    and his little sister both secured an agent meeting and were signed by the Youth Department of ACROSS THE BOARD Talent Agency.
    Brandon Johnston
    secured a manager meeting with LANE MANAGEMENT GROUP head Sharon Lane.
    Mitch Johnston
    secured a manager meeting with LANE MANAGEMENT GROUP head Sharon Lane.
    Leah LaMarr
    booked a 5-day role on CBS drama CODE BLACK.
    Michelle Macedo
    has a callback for a Series Regular in ERICA AND ELRAY, and Callback for Feature Film HOLLOW BODY.
    Larkin Bell
    booked feature films LAKE OF FIRE and HATCHBACK, and a short film with Josh Hutcherson.
    Ellington Hawkins
    secured a meeting and representation from ZURI MODEL AND TALENT and a meeting with ACROSS THE BOARD Youth Department.
    Lexi Harvey
    booked her first TV role on NBC's SUPERSTORE within her first week of being represented!
    Morgan Ashley
    had a callback for a SERIES REGULAR on ANDI MACK, and booked a project cast by KIM COLEMAN.
    Gregory Rogstad
    had a callback for the LEAD in the classic novel A WRINKLE IN TIME produced by DISNEY, starring REESE WITHERSPOON, OPRAY WINFREY, and MINDY KALING.
    Carly Benson
    booked two BARBIE spots.
    Yunah Chung
    got a Callback for the Lead in the new Americna Girl Feature Film AMERICAN GIRL IVY.
    Gavin Lewis
    was Pinned for a lead in Disney Film MAGIC CAMP, and is Testing for another lead in a Nickelodeon Series.
    Noah J. Wilson
    signed with Ryan Glasgow of Marshak/Mills his first month in LA, and booked a Co-Star on DISCOVERY CHANNEL for People Magazine Investigates.
    Micah Giovanni
    booked a role on Disney's RICKY, NICKY, DICKY, and DAWN.
    Austin Boyce
    secured a meeting with and signed with the Youth Department of ACROSS THE BOARD agency.
    Sergio Blanco
    was offered a role in a project opposite Emmy-Nominated CLIFTON COLLINS JR., and was a finalist for a lead in the James Franco produced feature film reboot THE ADVENTURES OF THOMASINA SAWYER.
    Lyliana Wray
    had a Callback for the title role in JAMES FRANCO's remake of Huck Finn called THE ADVENTURES OF THOMASINA SAWYER.
    Lukita Maxwell
    was final 2 choices at Network Test for a Series Lead in a major CBS pilot.
    Mauricio Lara
    was Pinned to Test for a Series Regular in a CBS multi-cam Comedy Pilot, and Producers Callback for 2 other Series Regular roles, and booked a National Commercial.
    Iris Almario
    booked JANE THE VIRGIN, AMERICAN CRIME STORY, and CODE BLACK.
    Lyliana Wray
    has a Producers Callback for a Series Regular in an ABC comedy pilot produced by ELLEN DEGENERES.
    Christopher Michael
    has a Pin in him for JANE THE VIRGIN, and booked a CHASE bank commercial.
    Sheldon White
    booked his very first Co-Star on Untitled Comedy by Dan Harmon (Creator of COMMUNITY).
    Morgan Ashley
    has a Callback for the Lead in PRINCESS OF THE ROW starring Martin Sheen.
    Marc Fajardo
    had his first NETWORK TEST for a SERIES REGULAR in a major comedy pilot, booked a role on THE THUNDERMANS, and appears in an upcoming Sony Classics film starring DONALD SUTHERLAND and HELEN MIRREN.

    Services

    Click ? for more information on a service.

    Private Coaching

    ?

    Private Coaching

    Private Coaching for Auditions (Film, TV, Theatre), Self-Tapes, and CD Workshops. As well as General Lessons for Multi-cam Comedy, Single-cam Comedy, Drama, etc. Work on an a la carte basis, or devise a 4-pack session of privates to work through trouble areas.

    Coaching by Camille rates are such that you can get 4-private sessions of laser focused growth for less than the price of a 30-person scene study class in which you work 2x a month. Results are consistently striking.

    Comedy Coaching is a popular item for CBC students as well:

    Dying is easy; Comedy is hard. If you haven’t realized that… you’re probably not funny… yet. Whether you need a comedy tune up, or you have no idea where to start to bring forth those chuckles, Camille will be honest with you on the comedy track. Don’t be afraid. Everyone (well, almost everyone) can learn how to be funny. It is a craft not to be taken lightly, no matter how easy they make it look.


    East Hollywood or Skype
    • $90 / 1-hour
    • $70 / 45-min
    • $50 / 30-min
    • $35 / 20-min
    • $25 / Add Taping

    "Budget" Coaching

    ?

    "Budget" Coaching

    Coaching by Camille has additional talented Faculty at-the-ready to support your growth in technique and confidently prep your auditions! These Associate Coaches who are available at lower rates for those on a budget. You will be hard-pressed to find a highly-qualified, yet nurturing coach in Hollywood available at these rates! See our Faculty page for instructor bios.


    w/ Associate Coach
    • $75 / 1-hour
    • $55 / 45-min
    • $40 / 30-min
    • $25 / 15-min

    Group Classes

    ?

    Group Classes

    Current sessions:

    Sundays @ 11AM-2PM / Adults – Intermediate to Advanced

    Thursdays @ 3-6PM / Adults – Beginner to Intermediate

    Weekends / Youth

    Please Inquire / Comedy

     

    Location: Complex Theater, Hollywood

    Admission: Please write us to inquire about placement.


    Adults, Teens, or Kids
    • $275 / Adult 5-Classes
    • $45 / Youth 1-Class
    • $85 / Youth 2-Classes
    • $60 / Semi-Private Class

    Headshot Savvy

    ?

    Headshot Savvy

    BAD headshots can be a waste of hundreds (sometimes thousands) of dollars. Whereas GOOD headshots might sometimes make you look like the beauty queen your mamma loves, but not effectively brand you for roles that you are ready to book!

    HEADSHOT HELPER is a preventative plan to orchestrate and plan for your upcoming shoot in making sure your marketing/branding are en pointe and ready to roll.

    PREP includes focused headshot wardrobe styling. Sample pulls for recommended backgrounds, lighting, or styles suitable to your TYPES. Maximize your $$$ by making sure every look ends up usable for your distinct money-making categories.

    SELECT narrows down from 500+ shots to a focused set of 40-50 to send to your reps. OR if you are sans agent or manager, get your entire shoot narrowed down to a 6-10 key shots to hit the terrain. Sell yourself like the pro that you are.


    Save hundreds by avoiding bad headshots
    • Prep + Select - $150
    • Prep Only - $90
    • Select Only - $75

    Career Coaching

    ?

    Career Coaching

    Are you a long-term working actor who all of a sudden feels stuck at a plateau? Transitioning from the “teen” actor market to the very competitive 20-somethings terrain? Not sure if your marketing is working? What’s up with your reel, is it saying everything you want to say? Why is my agent unable to move me forward; is it my fault or hers?

    Our actor minds run amuck with all kinds of fears, insecurities, and sometimes… downright anger. AND THAT IS TOTALLY NORMAL. As a mentor of mine likes to say, “Dead people don’t have these problems”. But are there active solutions you might be overlooking? Camille has a knack for turning current conundrums into action plans with bite-sized ways to get yourself out of that current quandary!


    Level up your business, craft, and marketing.
    • Monthly Subscription - $250
    • Single Sessions - $125 / hour

    Marketing

    ?

    Marketing

    Are your REEL, RESUME, HEADSHOTS, and CD WORKSHOP SCENES appropriately putting the BEST VERSION OF YOU out into the acting stratosphere?

    The difference between Nordstrom and Ross is pretty clear. But what about Ross and TJ Maxx? Just like any company selling a product, YOU are selling a product as an actor. Drumroll: YOU. Which version(s) of you are best scenario winners in the marketplace? Are your acting choices ringing true both in your *soul* AND in the realistic realm of casting? Where those two meet is a very exciting spark.


    Are your materials in tip-top form?
    • Reel Consultation - $65
    • Resume Revitalizer - $45
    • IMDb Revisions - $20

    Agent & Manager Placement

    ?

    Agent & Manager Placement

    Many clients have had success securing reps either in part or fully thanks to Coaching by Camille. This service is not available for all clients. Please write to inquire about your unique situation.


    Realistic placement commensurate to credits
    Contact us to inquire about your specific needs.

    Discounts

    ?

    Discounts

    Referrals are awesome, and deserve thanks! And long-term CBC clients have the ability to earn the “Loyalty Rate” unpublished for new clients. Inquire directly for more info.


    • First Time Session - $5 off
    • Coaching 4-pack - 10% off
    • Siblings - 15% off
    • Refer a Friend - $5 off

    Free Consultation

    ?

    Free Consultation

    All of this sounding great, but don’t know where to start? Click here to learn more about YOUR PATH in the ABOUT section. Still confused? Write us a brief note with who you are, and what you might be hoping to find in an acting class/coach/mentor. We spend 15-min reviewing your Headshot / Resume / Reel, and any background info provided, and let you know how we may be of service. Let’s see if one of our coaches is a fit!


    Contact us to discuss your needs.
    Paypal subject to transaction fee. Cancellations within 12 hours subject to 50% charge. Transfer to friend or sibling is allowed. No refunds. Coaching Packs must be used within 6-months. Rates subject to change.

    Contact

    Contact us to inquire about your Coaching and Career needs. In-person and Skype Sessions available.​