OUR COACHES

At The Hollywood Initiative our aim is to provide actors world wide with some of the best coaches in the world. We run online classes with U.S Acting Coaches for kids, teens and adults. To join our acting classes head to the calendar and book directly. Meet our coaches!

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BOB & CLAIRE CORFF- CELEBRITY VOCAL COACH

Bob Corff has solidified himself as one of the best dialect coaches for actors, one of the most popular voice coaches for speakers in all fields of work, and one of the most successful vocal coaches for singers at every level. He has developed a successful line of courses that help actors learn a dialect, learn to get rid of an accent, learn to sing, and also improve their speaking voice. The list of celebrity clients he has taught ranges from Lenny Kravitz to Gwyneth Paltrow and just about everyone in between.

 

Bob’s passion for voice and dialect coaching sparked Claire’s own love for teaching voice lessons and she left her acting career behind to become a Los Angeles based dialect coach. Building on her previous studies of phonetics, years of voice lessons, and having played many roles that required learning a foreign accent, she apprenticed Bob in his teaching for a number of years before she gradually started teaching herself. Claire continues to work with Bob to develop new courses so anyone can learn a new accent.

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JOHN POSEY- KIDS & TEENS ACTING COACH

Lives in Los Angeles County, CA. and is the father of two boys you may know; Jesse, 25, and Tyler 28, both actors. Tyler, as a 10-year-old, starred opposite Jennifer Lopez in the film “Maid in Manhattan” . In addition to his many other roles, he may be best known as Scott Mccall, in the global hit TV series “TEEN WOLF“. Jesse, also an actor, currently shooting his first series regular role, that of Chris Perez, in the upcoming Netflix Series “SELENA”. John has compiled a long list of theatre, television and film credits that include “How to get away with Murder”,” Criminal Minds”, “24”,  “Boston Legal”, “Teen Wolf”, “NCIS”, “Scorpion”,  “E.R”, “Seinfeld”, “Cheers”, “Chicago Hope”, and among many others.

A screenwriter, Posey has sold original feature scripts to Disney, HBO and Sony. His OWN feature, LEGENDARY, a coming-of-age drama, starring Patricia Clarkson and Danny Glover, was produced in 2010. Posey wrote, produced and starred in the film. His original script GORGEOUS GEORGE has been set up at WWE Film Studios. He will produce the sports drama WHERE MY SPIRIT RIDES, slated for Spring of 2021.He has performed his critically acclaimed, one-man stage production, FATHER, SON & HOLY COACH, to rave reviews, all over the country, since it premiered in Los Angeles in 1993. 

 

Since 2015, Posey has taken his nearly four decades of knowledge and experience to the classroom. He teaches scene study, audition technique, voice-over and commercial technique and even solo performance classes to hundreds of students in L.A, (and now nationwide and abroad, via Zoom). His students range in age from seven-to-forty-five. He also works privately with students of all ages.

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TED BRUNETTI- ADULTS ACTING COACH 

TED BRUNETTI (Los Angeles/New York/Atlanta): Producer, Director, Acting Coach, Teacher, and Actor.

Ted created the role of “Frankie Coffee Cake” in Broadway Production of A BRONX TALE (co-directed by Robert De Niro, and Jerry Zaks, book by Chazz Palminteri, music by Alan Menken, choreography by Sergio Trujillo, produced by Tribeca Productions, Dodger Theatricals & Tommy Mattola). Ted was Uta Hagen's protégé (20yrs).

Invited Guest Member of the renowned ACTORS’ STUDIO (LA). Ted is creator and executive producer of a half hour comedy pilot for FOX Broadcasting Network and has several other projects currently in development and is an award winning coach/teacher.

Brunetti assisted many years at ABC Primetime Casting in NYC under Alexa Fogel, Bob Huber, & Marci Phillips.

 

Ted directed the Ovation Award Nominated production of THE BOYS NEXT DOOR (LA). He’s directed several productions for "The Company" at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (LA).

As an actor, Ted has worked on projects with: Uta Hagen, Jerry Zaks, Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Whoopi Goldberg, Dan Petrie Sr., Donald Petrie, Rob Marshall, Diane Paulus, Mark Brokaw, Nicholas Martin, Graciela Daniele, Steven Sondheim, Flaherty & Ahrens, Pat Birch, Paul Gemignani, and many others.

Ted is recipient of National Endowment for the Arts Achievement in the Arts Award. He was finalist in three Backstage Magazine Readers Choice Awards 2016 & 2014 including: Best L.A. Acting School/Coaches, Best L.A. Audition Technique Teacher, Best L.A. On-Camera Teachers as well as runner up Favourite L.A. Acting Coach & L.A. Favourite Teacher 2008 & 2010.

Ted is writing a book, based on his seminar, NEVER AUDITION (“Prepare to WORK, not audition!”) release date TBA.  

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GEOVANNI GOPRADI

Geovanni Gopradi is an actor/director with over twelve years of experience. He graduated from two conservatory programs in English and Spanish respectively, before embarking on a career that spans over Miami, New York and Los Angeles. He began working as a non-union background in Miami and quickly ascended to working in over 30 films, commercials and Latin telenovelas for Telemundo. While in New York, Geovanni performed in off-off Broadway shows as well as commercials. Upon arrival to Los Angeles, Geovanni was still non-union and found himself having to begin again from the bottom, as casting directors work looking for legitimate L.A. credits. He soon rose to the occasion jumping from student films to independent films and unto his first upgrade from featured background to under five. Now, Geovanni is a recurring guest star on The CW show “Dynasty” and OWN show “The Haves and Have Nots.” To share his knowledge, Geovanni began the company The Hollywood Initiative with an international actress, to offer a blueprint and maximize the exposure of international actors interested in continuing their careers in Hollywood.

 

“I have an ability to breakdown what i have learned and experienced and transmit that information in an effective manner.” 

 -Geovanni Gopradi

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NANCY RIZK 

Nancy Rizk is an award-winning Actor, Writer and Producer. Nancy has trained with some of the best coaches in Los Angeles which paved her to a future success. Her most recent accomplishments include, "Chosen Kin" Amazon Prime, "Deadly Women" Netflix & Cable, “Full Disclosure”, Amazon Prime and "Counter Play" Amazon Prime and 9Go. Nancy not only acts, she is an Award-Winning Writer and Producers. She produced a TV series Full Disclosure which is now streaming on Amazon Prime USA and UK and PJ’s and Pixels worldwide. Full Disclosure has won multiple awards which Nancy is very humbled and proud of. It was the Winner at the Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival for best Webisode/New Media, Winner of the New Jersey Web Festival for Best Ensemble Cast, and nominated at the NYC Web Fest, Web series Festival Global, West Side Shorts Melbourne, Webisode Festival Texas and a whole lot more. Nancy’s way of teaching is spiritual, aligning yourself with the universe and creating magic.

 

“There is no rest for the wicked! Do what you need to do and stop procrastinating.” -Nancy Rizk

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