In 12 weeks (two 6-week bootcamps), learn what the LA experience is all about. The first module covers ‘Business for the Actor’ and the second module covers ‘Art of Auditioning’. Whether you’ve just arrived in LA, graduated from a college program, took time-off and want to get your groove back, or are just trying to navigate LA’s film and TV industry, POWER TOOLS FOR THE EMERGING ARTIST will connect the dots of the ‘business of you’ with your actor training. This 12-week boot camp will help you get all your business materials on point for upcoming meetings and auditions, gain more confidence in front of the camera and master the tools to prepare your best work. Taught by teacher, coach and Casting Director – Caroline Liem, and working actor, acting coach, improviser and business owner – Ayumi Iizuka plus a host of Guest Experts, this boot camp will arm you with the essentials of working and thriving in LA.

Power Tools for the Emerging Artist includes:


  • Navigating the LA-market
  • Unique Image Branding
  • Connecting with the industry
    • The art of networking and Social Media
    • Taking Meeting
  • Trends in the industry
  • Marketing Materials
    • Headshots, resumes, reel and where and how to post them
  • Financial Empowerment
  • Self-Care


  • On-camera training for Film, Television and Commercials
  • Voice Over
  • Strengthening your individual marketing materials – pictures, resume, reel
  • Improvisation – how to use improv to make specific choices in your scripted scenes
  • Audition and Callback scenarios
  • Self-Taping

GOYA GROUP – GOYA – ‘Get off your Ass Group’

Upon completion of the program, you will graduate to an exclusive club that meets monthly by video conference to check in on progress, answer questions and set goals for the next month.

This GOYA group is free to all actors who complete the full program.​

*Power Players Showreel Scene

Collaborate on creating footage for your reel. A fully produced 30-60 second scene for your reel designed to support and elevate your unique brand. For more information and link samples please contact us at: 

Caroline Liem and Ayumi Iizuka on alternate nights with both present for last class.

Guest Experts:
IMPROV: Doug Morency
  – Senior Faculty Member at The Second City and 30+ years as a professional Improviser

VOICE OVER: David Lawrence XVII  has 36 years in radio, a BACKSTAGE’s Readers’ Choice for Favorite Voiceover Teacher with his VO2GoGo.com classes and created the go-to app for Actors, Rehearsal® Pro.

COMMERCIAL: Aaron Takahashi has appeared in nearly 100 commercials, appeared on popular shows for CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, Comedy Central, Netflix, TBS, and IFC.

FINANCIAL EMPOWERMENT: Kristine Oller – During two decides as mentor and strategist for creative professionals (including Oscar nominees and hall-of-fame VO artists), she has helped hundreds of performers develop supplemental income streams and expand their careers.

IMAGE: TODD BROWN – Hair colorist/stylist, 17 years. He can fix, guide, color, cut and advise an actor on their product — themselves. Currently styling at D Miller Hair Lounge.

BUCKLEY SAMPSON from Image by Buckley. She has 20+ years in Film, TV, commercials. She specializes in individual image consulting for actors and loves to empower them.

SOCIAL MEDIA: EVIN MICHAELS is a professional Social Media Strategist who coaches other actors and actorpreneurs on the right way to use social media effectively.

Class Rate:

12-week Bootcamp – Business Drill & Audition Drill – $900

A La Carte:

6-week Business Drill – $525

6-week Audition Drill – $525

***payment plans are available…call us for details***

Tuesday nights (12 Weeks)
Business Drill (6 Weeks) : September 5 thru October 9, 2018
Audition Drill (6 Weeks) : November 6 thru December 11, 2018


Make Up Policy
20-minute online Zoom consult with Caroline or Ayumi for up to one missed class per module.
Subject to availability. Must be used during 6-week session.

Interested in joining our next session? Click here to inquire for details.