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!
ANTHONY GILARDI- ADULTS COACHING
Anthony Gilardi began his Hollywood acting career in 1999. As an actor, director, writer and producer, he was involved in many TV, Film and Theatre projects. He also hosted many TV network shows. Anthony began his teaching career in 2005 at the 68 Cent Crew Theatre Company in Hollywood where he was a Company member for four years and still holds an honorary membership today. From 2009 to 2012 he taught full time at The AS Acting Studio. He has personally coached some of Hollywood’s best up and coming talent including Prince and Paris Jackson, Richard Cabral, Anna Diop, Clayton Cardenas, Stephanie Fantauzzi, Jimmy Gomez (Taboo from The Black Eyed Peas), Sam Adegoke, Sydney Viengluang, Tiny Lister, Nnamdi Asomugha and many more. In January of 2013, he opened the Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio. His classes range from Actors’ Foundation, Improv, Pre-production Process and Script Breakdown, to Advanced and Master Scene Study. He reminds us all… “The Best is Yet to Come”
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.
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.
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.”
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
Head to our calendar to check out our Acting Classes.