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Free Online Acting Business Q&A

Since the Chicago Actors Studio has had to temporarily close due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we moved our classes online.  Now that the city is finally opening back up, our in-studio classes will be resuming in the near future.  This also means that film and television studios will be ramping up their projects again, so now is the perfect time to get a jump start on your acting career!  When you need to put your training and career on hold for any amount of time, it's very easy to get discouraged, but we're here to help you stay focused on following your dream!

This Sunday, the Chicago Actors Studio will be holding a special online workshop, lead by CAS artistic director Edward Dennis Fogell.  This will be
a Q&A session, where Edward will answer any questions you may have regarding:

Self-Taped Auditions

Casting Directors
Demo Reels
Slate Videos
Casting Websites
And more!

This workshop is completely FREE OF CHARGE.  However, we would appreciate you supporting the school by making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign to help with the on-going expenses to include aid to our teaching staff while we all strive to pull together as a family and community during these trying times. Please remember that a donation is NOT a requirement to join together with us online and if you choose to help, only donate what you can afford. Our main mission, as it has always been, is to provide a professional training environment, totally committed to you the student, in the dedicated pursuit of your dream.

Online lessons will be held over Zoom, which is a free download for your computer, tablet or phone.  You do not need to create an account to join a workshop, but you will need to have the app downloaded.  You can get Zoom by clicking here.

Sunday, June 28th

7:00pm to 9:00pm

To register, give us a call at 773-645-0222

or just click the link below.


To ensure maximum engagement, space will be limited, so make sure you register right away!


Edward Dennis Fogell - Artistic Director/Instructor

Received his training from such renowned institutions and acting coaches as Ted Liss School of Drama/Chicago, Victory Gardens/Chicago, CES/Los Angeles, Michael Shurtleff/New York, Geoffrey Conners and David Perry, Royal Academy of Dramatic arts/London, to name a few. Some of you out there in the industrial, audio/visual markets probably already know Ed, or at least have seen his rugged exterior in many corporate, training films & commercials for the Motorola Corps, Sears, RCA, National Safety Council , and national spots for Kellogg & Miller's Lite Beer , to name few. Some television credits include the NBC soap opera "Generations", "Lady Blue", "Crime Stories", "Unsolved Mysteries". He recreated the historic 40s-50s mob figure "Willie Bioff" in "The Projection Racket" for the BBC. Feature film credits include "Time Was"; the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Hugo Award & LA Telly Award winner "It Takes A Lot Of Light To Make A City"; the Chicago International Film Festival, Silver Award winning "Last Days In Chicago" , the indi gem "Sitting On The Fence", Co-Starred in the action feature thriller, "Dead Air", plus countless stage productions to include "Lt Weinberg" in "A Few Good Men".

Ed has directed numerous theatre productions, features & made-for-television films, including,"Paradise Lost, Paradise Found". "In The Air Tonight" and "Detective Story", produced, directed and performed in many musical variety shows through out the United States, which includes the "Arie Crown theatre", "The Park West" and "Civic Opera House" here in Chicago and on the international set, musical show revue in Hawaii, Japan, Korea and the Republic of China. Helped co-found the "Screen Actors Academy" in La Jolla, CA. Ed frequently serves as a judge and Chairman of the judges in the "Miss Teenage Illinois", "Miss Illinois" and "Mrs. Illinois" beauty pageants.

Finally we would also like to mention that Mr. Fogell is on the board of directors at Complete Video & Film Productions as well as president of Worldwide Entertainment. Ed possesses a refreshingly honest, no nonsense approach to the method, coupled with an unequaled passionate affection for the actors he coaches and commitment to helping them fulfill their dreams.

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