Classes / Coaching
On-Camera Audition and
that will also help you book in the room
**Only private coaching available at this time.
New York & Los Angeles
For over 12 years, Jane Petrov and Roy Havrilack, Co-Owners of SkyTown Entertainment, have been coaching and taping auditions for professional actors in New York and Los Angeles. Their clients have booked major motion picture, television and theatre roles in the U.S. and abroad: Disney, FX, Netflix, Hulu, New Line Cinemas – that include projects produced by Tom Hanks, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and Brad Pitt.
Casting directors are requiring actors to submit more self-tapes in today’s auditioning environment. In order to compete and book, actors must deliver a quality video and a strong performance using seamless self-tape audition techniques as well as follow all technical directions from casting.
"As a practiced actor in scene study and the like, I thought with self-tape you can self-coach. But I was surprised to see my audition transform in minutes with Jane’s coaching, direction, & application of her tips! Jane’s class is enjoyable, extremely valuable for all skill levels, and can be applied to both your next on-camera or self-tape audition."
-Kaela Comontofski, Actor
“Jane is an excellent teacher. Her knowledge of taping an audition and booking an audition are valuable. She is also adept at getting you to relax before the camera so that you are able to focus on the learning experience rather than struggling with nerves or worrying about failure. She’s a joy to be around.”
-Terry Kovac, Actor
"SkyTown Entertainment has completely changed the way I audition. Not only does the tape look professional and clean- but they help direct you to bring out the best performance possible. Plus, they know all the industry norms to ensure you're following the correct format. I've gotten a much higher booking and callback rate since using them - highly recommended."
-Paytra Gessler, Actor
In this intensive self-tape audition class, students will get valuable tools and techniques for self-taping, whether at home or at a self-tape studio. Every week students will prepare scenes and experience a self-tape session: rehearse, tape and watch playback, so they can make strong choices, get comfortable watching themselves on camera, and choose the best takes.
The classroom is our self-tape studio, set up with lights, HD camera and blue background. Unlike going into a casting or producers’ session for a taped audition, the self-tape environment puts you in the driver’s seat to do multiple takes. You have the luxury of using minimal props and furniture to create a more fleshed out sense of place for your scene. Actors will be able to put these tools and techniques in to practice right away.
Students may bring their own scenes or scenes will be provided.
Students can start anytime.
Four intensive classes
will cover the following:
Self-Tape Session Basics
Taping at home: sound, lights, background, reader
Following casting director directions
Self-Tape Session Techniques that make you stand out
Effective use of eye lines
Physical Life (props, business)
Using Sides- memorized or not
Sitting vs. Standing
Handling challenging physical scenes: driving, violence, sexual, guns, phones, drinking
Character life before and after the scene, keeping scene alive
5 Crosby Street, Suite 2F, New York, NY 10013
To register, please send email with your headshot/resume to Roy at email@example.com.
1154 N. Western Ave., Suite F, Los Angeles, CA 90029
To register, please send email with your headshot/resume to Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
$185 - Total amount due by the first day of class (check, cash, Venmo)
$55 - Single class drop-in