The Biz Studio, located in the NoHo Arts District of Los Angeles, is a professional training ground for actors. Students are offered a wide array of instruction in Sitcom, Commercial, Comedic Acting, and Movement for the Actor training. Actors are also given training in the fundamentals of show business: How do you get an agent? What headshots best suit you? What characters can you play effectively and easily? What makes you competitive?
The Biz Studio also offers a professional writers room for up and coming comics. Comics in this program get to expand time, and work with those who are writers for late-night shows, touring comics, and headliners.
The Biz Studio prides itself on providing clients with real-world knowledge of the business of show business. From time to time, we have master classes taught by casting agents, agency/management, directors, and working actors.
Our Program Director Mary Kennedy is a professional actress/comic (SHAMELESS, CONAN, ER) who has also been an LAUSD certified substitute teacher for six years. She holds a BFA in Theatre Ed. from Emerson College and a Professional Certificate in Stage Management from the Juilliard School Intern Program.
Our Artist in Residence Paul Jacek, an alumnus of the American Academy of the Dramatic Arts, has been a professional comic and actor for over 30 years; he was a writer for Joan Rivers, co-starred with Betty White on Off Their Rockers (NBC), and his numerous one person shows have been showcased in LA Weekly.