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MELISSA LEO

DURATION: 4 Days HOURS

11/14 . 01 . 2022

LOCATION: Online


PRICE: 499EUR (299EUR Until 3 December)

VACANCES: 20

CONTACT: filmlab@fest.pt

MELISSA LEO ACTING WORKSHOP



WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This 4 days acting Workshop with Melissa Leo is an one of a kind opportunity for those who are serious in acting as well as those with some theatre experience looking to brush up on their skills in front of the camera.


In this 4 day intensive course, you will learn from the experience of Melissa Leo who will introduce you to the several techniques she uses in acting for screen, while giving you an insight into what goes on behind the camera. Melissa Leo will also share the works she has done during Covid lockdown, and address new methodologies of film work in isolation and social distancing times.

New ways of honing your skills and continuing practicing in this atypical contemporary days will also be addressed.

Although it is an online format, it is expected that you will actively participate. The workshop will be done during 2 periods, 4 hours each day (total 16 hours). In the week between you will be asked to do that some self -filming (smartphones can be sufficient), to be shared and reviewed in the last 2 days. During that week you will be able to have feedback from Melissa Leo.

Real life problems of actors will be addressed by Melissa Leo, an during the workshop you will also be able to discuss problems you faced in your own career and ask for feedback from Melissa Leo. During the week between both workshop slots you will be able to communicate and receive feedback from Melissa

ABOUT MELISSA LEO
Melissa Leo is one of the most in demand actresses in the world right now, Winner of an Oscar for her performance on “The Fighter” Melissa will surely be one of the great actresses of our time, and is step by step also becoming one of the most revered actresses in activity.


Melissa Leo was born on September 14, 1960, in New York City. Leo starred as the mother of boxer Mickey Ward in the 2010 film The Fighter, also starring Mark Wahlberg. The role garnered her both Golden Globe (best supporting actress) and Oscar awards. Other accolades include award nominations for the film Frozen River and the HBO series Mildred Pierce.


Leos breakthrough role came in 1993, when she began playing Detective Sergeant Kay Howard on the NBC series Homicide: Life on the Street.

Melissa rose back to prominence with an impressive performance as a wife of an addict in the 2003 film 21 Grams. Her role garnered an award nomination for best supporting actress from the L.A. Film Critics Association. Many film opportunities followed, including The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) with Tommy Lee Jones, Hollywood Dreams (2006) and Black Irish (2007).

Leo went on to win acclaim for her performance as a struggling mother in the heralded film Frozen River (2008), most notably Independent Spirit Award, Screen Actors Guild and Academy Award nominations—all in the best actress category.


More films followed, including Everybodys Fine (2009) with Robert DeNiro, Conviction (2010) with Hilary Swank and The Fighter (2010) with Mark Wahlberg. In the latter film, she garnered wide acclaim for her performance, including a Golden Globe and an Academy Award, both in the best supporting actress category.

Moving back to TV in 2011, Leo showcased her talent in the HBO series Mildred Pierce, starring alongside Kate Winslet; she earned an Emmy nomination (outstanding supporting actress in a miniseries or movie) for her role as Lucy Gessler in the series.

Leo went on to work on several projects, including “Oblivion” (2013), with Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, which show us Melissa in a different genre, but always keeping it faithful to her choice for strong and captivating women, who immediately jump from the screen. Also in 2013 Melissa Leo went on working in The Butler, also featuring Forest Whitaker, Jane Fonda and Oprah Winfrey. That same year, she won an Emmy Award for her guest appearance on the sitcom Louie.

Later in 2013 she premiered her most recent film the highly praised “Prisioners” starring along with Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal, she has also starred in “The Equalizer” alongside Denzel Washington and “The Angriest Man in Brooklyn” alongside Robin Williams.

WORKSHOP LOCATION
The workshop will take place online, FEST FILM LAB has always been a project of high level knowledge sharing and networking, on the next few months we will be hosting the workshops online, however we will maintain not only the standard of quality you came to expect with the best experts available, but also the networking and interactivity of the workshops:

-The workshop group will have a limited number of participants, we will not host more than 20 participants.

- We will maintain the tailor made aspects, with the possibility of troubleshooting projects you have been involved or challenges you are facing. We will introduce new tools to enhance the interactivity between participants.

- We have rearranged the session of the workshop that will take place on 4 days instead of the typical 2 days, so that the workshop is less overwhelming, as the typical two full days online would impact the capacities of the participants to absorb the content.


PROFILE OF PARTICIPANT
The workshop is designed for actors who are serious about their career, or prospective actors who seriously want to enter the film business

16 hours
Duration: 4 days
Dates: 11th - 14th of January
2PM - 6PM GMT (London)
3PM - 7PM CET (Brussels)
9AM - 1PM EST (New York)
6AM - 10AM PST (Los Angeles)
6PM - 10PM Gulf Standard Time (Dubai)
10PM - 2AM CST (Beijing)
7:30PM - 11:30PM IST (New Delhi)
Location: Online
Price: 499EUR (299EUR with 40% Discount until the 3rd of December)
Maximum number of participants: 20
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