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TV & Film Workshop



The course prepares students to play characters in movies, soap operas, and TV shows. Classes are with well-known Brazilian actors, such as Eduardo Fraga (photo at left) in Rio de Janeiro, and Mara Faustino, in São Paulo.  actors who work in brazilian movies, soap operas and series of Rede Globo, the most important broadcasting company in Brazil and South America.


The TV Workshop is recommended for beginners and professional actors who wish to advance in TV and CINEMA. All classes are in Portuguese. For international students from non-Portuguese speaking countries, the workshop is an excellent opportunity to practice the Portuguese language. 



DURATION: 6 months + recording period


PRICE: 300.00 BRL / month


SCHEDULE: Saturday – 1:30 PM


To enrol in the TV and Film Workshop, sign up at the Actors Workshop, located at 583 Avenida Nossa Senhora de Copacabana, room 702, in Copacabana


Call us: 55 21 2235-3105 (Monday to Saturday 10 am-6 pm - Brasilia time)

Whatsapp: 55 21 99636-7225






In Brazil, TV actors are considered the best, unlike the US, where the cinema is the largest storehouse of large productions and attracts the best actors. In Brazil, national TV productions are the highlight, featuring big-budget productions, including series, soap operas, and journalism and entertainment programs. Globo has the largest audience in Brazil, and also a huge penetration in Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries, where the Globo soap operas are also displayed and seen daily by millions of viewers.


In these countries, the Brazilian actors are considered the best, serving as models for local actors. In Brazil, TV Globo “telenovelas” (soap operas) are watched by more viewers than Brazilian, American, and foreign films combined. So, every year thousands of young Brazilians look for TV acting schools to improve their acting skills in front of the camera and to prepare for a possible career in TV, especially in Rede Globo, considered the Brazilian Hollywood, and the ultimate career goal of thousands of actors and actresses across the country.

Eduardo Fraga





Lasting six months, this course prepares students to work in soap operas, sitcoms, miniseries, movies and commercials. At the end of the course the class will act in a short film directed by the teacher.



The classes are based on studies and methods of established writers and theorists such as Constantin Stanislavski and Peter Brook, and which are revered in schools such as the Actors Studio. Students will interpret current and original scenes of Brazilian soap operas, Brazilian and foreign films, and TV commercials. All scripts are in Portuguese.


A specialized program that explores the relationship of actor characteristics vis a vis the camera and establishes an intimacy between them.


 - RELAXATION: Students achieve control of their nervousness and anxiety.

- CONCENTRATION: Through techniques which focus attention, the student learns to experience what really matters, being present in his achievements.

- DISINHIBITION: Here the student learns to deal with exposure, being himself in all situations and getting comfortable on the scene.

- SELF-CONTROL: The student develops the ability to control his emotions, actions, and reactions, and to control any situation.

- PHYSICAL ACTION: Using this feature, students can communicate by doing, not only by speaking.

- BODY EXPRESSION: Students learn to use their bodies and to put themselves into the scene - always with respect to the camera, light, sound, etc ...

- FACIAL EXPRESSION: Removing the mask from facial expressions. Elimination of bad acting habits.

 - LOOK INTENSITY: The “look” is the principle tool used in video. Focusing exercises. Meditation to improve the look. Exercises for the eye muscles and sensitivity.

- VOCAL EXPRESSION: Through speaking techniques, articulation, and projection for the video, students find the appropriate voices for themselves and create the most diverse characters.

 - IMPROVISATION: With this tool the student develops the ability to make quick body and verbal responses in new, unknown, and unusual situations, which are encountered day-to-day.

- INTERPRETATION: Here the student acquires techniques for the field of scenic creation. Acting limitations imposed by TV. Different types of acting (TV, Film, and Theatre) Exercises: Personal story, ghost dialog, concrete imagination, dynamic text, and counteracts the video.

- STUDY OF TEXT AND CHARACTER CREATION: By understanding the text and the traits of their characters, student should get more assurance and freedom in their performances. Ability to portray various characters. Subject / Persona / Character and dramatic continuity. Naturalistic and realistic languages.

- POSITION BEFORE THE CAMERAS: Awareness of plan and contraplan, decoupage and ambiance in a TV studio, film, or advertising. -


DAILY EVALUATION: All the scenes are recorded and viewed, with relevant comments given to the students, so they may watch their evolution step by step.




1 Differences in recording of scenes (studio and external); 2 Project development in the rhythm of television; 3 Focus on Naturalism and actor Realism on the scene, immersing into the breath and look; 4 Recommended reading; 5 Marketing and Market Reality; 6 Television Aesthetics; 7 Labor market (TV - CINEMA - THEATRE - COMMERCIAL); 8 How things operate in Actors’ Agencies, Producers, Cast, and Video Producers; 9 Selection Dynamics and "Screen Tests"; 10 Stages of Filmmaking: Pre-Production, Production, and Post Production; 11 Who's who on the Film Team; 12 Film Set and Recording Studio equipment; 13 How to build a good body of work for the Actor / Actress; 14 Responsibility and Ethics for the Actor / Actress; 15 Setting Professional Goals; 16 Updating the Actor / Actress; 17 Relationships in the Artistic Environment; 18 The family relationship of the Actor / Actress; 19 Discipline and Personal and Professional Balance. - At the end of both stages of the course, tests / reviews (not criticisms) will be made by the teacher. These will instruct the student / actor / actress on their potential and their needs. - Factors which will be considered in the evaluation include criteria such as: Performance - Discipline - Concentration - Attitude and Conduct - Respect for colleagues - Punctuality - Yield - Charisma - Vocation.


OBSERVATIONS ON THE SHORT TV AND FILM WORKSHOP 1. At the end of the workshop each participant will receive the course completion certificate and a DVD with the short film shot by the class. 2. During the month of the filming of the short film, the student will pay the normal tuition plus 20%. 3. The filming period will last 2-3 months, depending on production.











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