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Join The Hollywood Initiative to access top-tier coaches from around the world! Our online acting classes and casting director workshops, led by U.S. and AU acting coaches, cater to kids, teens, and adults. Book directly through our calendar and meet our esteemed coaches. Elevate your acting journey with us!

Nancy Rizk The Hollywood Initiative CEO


Nancy Rizk is an award-winning Actor, Writer and Producer & Talent Agent and the CEO of The Hollywood Initiative. 

Nancy has trained with some of the best coaches in Los Angeles which paved her to a future success.

Her most recent accomplishments include, "The Red", "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

Bob & Claire Corff - Celebrity vocal coach The hollywood initiative


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.

John Posey - Kids & Teens acting coach in Hollywood Initiative


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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Author of the book Improv Made Easier and host/creator of the YouTube show Improv Breakdown, Rich Baker has performed all over the U.S. with The Second City, ComedySportz Chicago, Mission Improvable, and his festival headlining duo with Rolland Lopez, Rollin’ In Riches.

He’s also the director & co-writer of the award-winning web series Third Shift on Amazon Prime. He was a writer for the hit YouTube series Epic Rap Battles of History.

He narrated the viral video Gym Wildlife (44 million views). And he currently teaches improv to students from all over the world online & in person with Rich Baker Coaching. We are so excited to add Rich to our wonderful pool of coaches worldwide!

We run specialty Improv classes with Rich. This is not to be missed! 

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