HAVE YOU RESERVED YOUR SPOT?
ONLY A COUPLE OF SPOTS LEFT!
DON'T MISS THIS INFORMATIVE EVENT!
AN ACTORS WORKSHOP WITH DANIEL DUPONT
FOCUSING ON IMPROV AND SELF-VIDEOS
Saturday, March 17, from 10 AM to 2 PM
Baton Rouge Marriott Hotel
5500 Hilton Avenue
Baton Rouge LA 70808
(A $25 non-refundable deposit is required to secure a spot)
Spots are limited!
Call our office at 225-216-9195 to secure your spot.
Daniel Dupont grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He started performing early in life and remembers his first public audience performance of magic while still in elementary school. Magic was discovered as his first love while on a vacation to Disney World. He entered the small magic shop on Main St. and would not leave. Hours later, the rest of the family was seeing the park, riding rides, and Daniel was watching and learning magic tricks. In a brilliant move to save the vacation, Daniel's father purchased some of the tricks, so he could take them home and learn them there. After a few years that love was overcome by a brand-new Epiphone electric guitar, which he received as a Christmas gift. That love still remains strong to this day. Daniel immediately started writing songs, and by 16, wrote all the music for his band's first record. Playing music was becoming a very integral part of his life, but when a friend suggested he take an acting class to make him better on stage, he agreed. That would become the most permanent self-defining decision is his life. He learned as much as he could about the craft, reading books, watching movies, and writing. Even though there were no real opportunities close to home that would give him a chance to see if he could ever make it into a movie, he persevered. He just wanted to work at it. He would say yes to whatever job came his way. From an Andrew Dice Clay impersonator to the front half of a cow for a dairy convention- he just said yes. All his way through college he worked on anything and everything, whether it paid or not. He got his first big "break" as the lead of a national Levi's 501 campaign which led to several other nationals such as McDonald's, Sprite, Honda, Budweiser, to name a few. After working for years in only commercials, in 1986 Daniel got a phone call from his agent, a pay phone in the lobby of the seafood restaurant he was working in, and this call changed everything. He was cast in Carroll O’Conner’s modern version of the television episodic, “In the Heat of the Night”. Working with these successful and brilliant actors, Daniel recognized immediately that to be a successful actor, ongoing training is required and expected. As soon as he saved enough money, he moved with his dog to Los Angeles, where he began studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Los Angeles then in Pasadena. After finishing there, he decided to follow the advice of actor Michael Biehn who told Daniel that he needed a private coach. He took the advice and sought out the best coaches he could find. Daniel knew that training with the right coach was critical, having earned his black belt in Tang Soo Do when he was 13 from legend Robert Torres. So, training became his focus. He went on to study with credited acting coaches Larry Moss, Tom Todoroff, Dennis Erdman and Richard Brander.
Daniel was just starting to book lead roles in features when catastrophe struck. On April 9th,1997, Wednesday 11:47pm, while coming home from work on his motorcycle, he was rear ended by a drunk driver. He did survive the accident, but it left him with lifelong disabilities that he still deals with on a daily basis.
Daniel returned home to Louisiana in 2010 to be near his parents as they are in their twilight years. So, he put everything on hold in LA to spend some time reacquainting himself with the "much different" home town he grew up in. In a short time, Daniel was utilized by agencies to evaluate their talent and give them the much-needed feedback necessary to effectively help their talent get more bookings. He soon recognized the benefit for local actors to receive the type of training that New York and Los Angeles casting directors expect to see from professional actors. He immediately began offering classes, workshops, and private coaching stating, "I really wish something like that was available to me here in Louisiana when I was younger."
In addition to acting, Daniel has experience directing, producing, writing and casting for features and television, Daniel is also a musician and has composed and edited music for film and television.
It is through his broad range of experience that he developed the expertise to lead actors to find their full potential as artists and help ground them for a professional career.Type your paragraph here.
Stage 2000, Inc.
Stage 2000 is a management and placement company. We ARE NOT an agency! Our focus is on advising and placing serious, career minded, focused models, actors, singers and dancers. Union and Non-union. Kids 4 years of age & up, Teens and Adults. Specializing in Sports and Fitness Models. Established in 1999 by Ron Randell, Chairman and President.
25th Anniversary Event
Spring Photo Shoots
Our Photographer, Luis Martinez, will be returning to do photo shoots once again for both models and actors.
All details are below.
MARCH 3 & 4
A $150 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT IS REQUIRED TO BOOK A SPOT
THE BALANCE IS DUE AT THE TIME OF YOUR SHOOT
CALL OUR OFFICE AT 225-216-9195 TO BOOK A TIME SLOT.
ALL SHOOTS WILL ORIGINATE AT
THE EMBASSY SUITES HOTEL
4914 CONSTITUTION AVE
BATON ROUGE LA 70808
ONCE BOOKED, YOU WILL BE SENT AN EMAIL WITH INSTRUCTIONS FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHER FOR YOUR SHOOT
**NOTE REGARDING FINANCING:
Your customers can get access to no payments and no interest financing on purchases of $99 or more if they pay in full within 6 months. (Subject to credit approval.)
To use it, customers select PayPal Credit as their payment choice during checkout. They’re asked to provide their date of birth, the last four digits of their Social Security number and then to agree to the terms and conditions. They’ll know within seconds if they’ve been approved.
Pictured above: Caine Hebert
Photo by: Luis Martinez
Model & Talent Expo
25th Anniversary Event
Model & Talent Expo is an exclusive, invitation only event designed to get you in front of international talent scouts, and to teach you more about the entertainment industry, and the opportunities available to you. Expo classes are designed to prepare you to meet and impress national and international talent scouts. Classes are in Baton Rouge.
Classes are generally scheduled on Saturdays from 10:00am-1:00pm Schedules are available to those invited.
Model & Talent Expo allows aspiring models, actors, singers, and dancers to showcase their abilities before some of the world’s most prominent agents, managers, casting directors, recording labels, and clients. It features a week of interactive workshops, educational seminars by industry professionals, competitions, and one-on-one interviews with talent scouts, managers, producers, directors and casting directors. You will have complete support before, during, and after Expo to maximize your opportunity for success in larger markets.
Your classes will prepare you for:
All auditions (Photography, Runway, Monologue, Sitcom/Soap Opera, Swimsuit/Sportswear, Cold Read, Singing & Dancing, Troupe & Overview)
One-on-One with industry talent scouts
Audition-style judging with immediate feedback
Exposure to the top fashion and talent scouts
Exposure to top record labels and managers
Seminars & workshops with industry professionals
Local training prior to Expo
Program book photo and listing
Visit the Expo website
Expo Alum Attiya Smith
Photo by Luis Martinez