With a growing film scene taking root in the Potato State, interest in all aspects of filmmaking is creating a steady demand for everything from acting classes to directing courses.
Boise native Erik Stern, a 30-year veteran actor who has appeared in films and television shows, as well as on stage, will teach a series of workshops about becoming and being a serious film actor. Stern's workshops draw on his five years of studying and acting in New York City, along with numerous television appearances on such loved shows as Knight Rider, Hogan's Heroes and Simon & Simon.
Locals interested in learning what it takes to become a professional in the world of film and television can enroll in Stern's workshop by first attending a free introduction, which will outline weekly course topics and costs. Stern is expected to cover such topics as how to be a good actor behind and in front of the camera, the art of film study, commercial acting, in-depth scene study, cold reading techniques and improvisation skills.
The introductory seminar takes place Saturday, December 10, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Weekly workshops occur every Saturday at the same time at a cost of $200 per month or $55 per class. Classes take place at The Funny Bone Comedy Club, 405 S. 8th St. #110. For more information, call Jeni Jenkins at The Funny Bone, 331-2663, or visit www.boisefunnybone.com.