Monday, 12 November 2012

Industry Scams?

In light of the hype surrounding "The Event" radio commercials, please be advised that any time in the film industry where you have to pay upfront, you should be wary. The radio commercial for "The Event" is claiming to be the way "in" into the film industry for young actors. The commercial states that young actors will have a shot to audition for  "Nickelodeon" and "Disney".  I have been notified by some parents of students who did attend this "audition". They were asked to pay a fee of $5000 to $8000 in order to attend "The Event" in Florida.

How can you tell if these opportunities are real or a money grab? You can think of it in this way: just as painters create paintings and artwork with paint and paintbrushes, actors create stories with our emotions and expressions. If someone appreciates the talents of a painter, then he or she can purchase the painting. The painter would never pay the buyer to take his/her painting right? The same goes for acting.  If an agent or casting director is interested in our talents, payment is owed to us, not to them. Keep in mind that an agent does take a cut from an actor, but only when the actor books work, never beforehand. 

While Expressions Film Studio is not proclaiming that "The Event" is a definitive scam, it is certainly not a legitimate means to enter the film industry. The website for "The Event" even states that it's about "vacation fun" and "world class resorts". Nowhere does it say that it is an audition opportunity solely for booking work. On their FAQ page it states clearly that they are not a talent agency or a casting company. 

Bottom line is this: Be informed, ask questions, and exercise caution whenever asked to pay upfront.

-Expressions Film Studio

Friday, 26 October 2012

Please discard the previous number and pass this news along to anyone who you may think needs our new digits!!

Wednesday, 3 October 2012


A Reminder to all parents that there is NO CLASS for Thanksgiving weekend (October 7th and 8th). Classes resume the following week! 

 Expressions hopes you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

First Classes!

Here are some pictures from our first classes in Beats and Reels. Pictures from Dailies on the way!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

The Non-Talkies - Coming soon

Hi All,

For those who participated in the non-talkies this past summer, the video will be completed in early October. For now, here are some pics from our shoot.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Open House Pics!

Thanks again to everyone who came out to the open house. Here are some pictures from the event!

More news and pics to come, stay tuned! 

Monday, 6 August 2012

New Location!

Hi Everybody!

Expressions Film Studio is proud to announce a new location! We will be moving to the charming neighbourhood of Wolseley. Bustling with excitement, and affectionately known as "The Granola Belt", Expressions Film Studio is proud to call Wolseley its new home. Our new location will be: 

120 - 3rd floor Sherbrook Street R3C 2B4

Stay tuned for more information regarding registration for fall and an open house to check out the new space!!!

Class times and fees for fall are now listed under "Classes". :)

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Exciting news coming your way from Expressions!

Information regarding the Fall Schedule, classes, and registration at Expressions is on its way! We also have a very exciting announcement which we will reveal next week. Hang tight! We hope all of our students are having a fabulous summer. Don't forget to keep that acting bug alive and well exercised - check out family Fringe shows, Rainbow Stage productions, Gimli Film Fest and PTE for regular stage performances!