I have worked in the industry for decades, earning my SAG/AFTRA membership in 1984.
I give my students inside information and have the real legitimate information to fast track their career.
As an adjunct university professor, I also have years of experience guiding students who are serious about a career in television, film, or commercials.
I am background checked, with years of experience and a solid reputation in the industry.
I enjoy the fact that I can assist people in acheving their dreams, improve their confidence, gifts and talents. I also enjoy that I can save them years of possible mistakes, and that I can quickly get them to the right people who hire for television and film...
Gina is a great teacher and can help you in so many ways. Definitely would recommend her :)
Gina Fricchione has been my teacher for the past three years, and she has helped me tremendously in my growth as an actor. She has a gift for teaching, and has taught me how to judge my own work in an honest way. In addition, Gina has always been a positive role model. Her honesty and integrity is unquestionable, and I never doubt if she will tell me if she likes my performance or not. She has the ability to see what needs to be changed and she will call you on it if she sees how a scene or monologue can be performed better. Gina also sees the potential in all of her students , and she has pushed me to make each performance the best it can possibly be. The genuine love Gina has for her students is clear with all the hours she puts in, even during her time off, to email suggestions or send inspirational videos to keep you going. I have worked with Gina for three years, during which she was my mentor for preparing and tweaking 10 different monologues I can use for auditions. In addition, she has also guided me in learning what a professional actor’s webpage should look like. Gina is a trustworthy mentor who has always gone “over and above” what was expected of her. When I first came to LA, I knew very little about this industry, and Gina has prepared me so well that I now go to auditions with confidence and ease knowing I have been equipped with all the tools I need. I highly endorse Gina. She is the best of the best!
Typically I request to speak to a new student on the phone first to determine their goals. By speaking to the student and learning more about them, I can determine what classes best suit their needs, and the amount of class time required.
Once we discuss classes, scheduling and tuition, payment is then requested to be made through my website, www.StudioGFacting.com .
A receipt for payment is then sent to the student.
A 24 hour courtesy notice is kindly requested if you need to reschedule a class.
Lee Strasberg Acting Institute, The Actor's Studio NYC, NY, HB Studios, NYC, NY., Dale Carnegie Institute, and have worked on approximately 600 TV, film, and commercial projects.
6 years modeling internationally.
17 years instructing modeling, communication, etiquette and personal development skills at national schools as well as privately.
4 years as an Adjunct Professor of Acting and Personal Plan for Success mentor at an accredited Southern CA. university.
34 years as a professional actor, and member of SAG/AFTRA.
Since each class is structured differently, according to the students needs and schedule...the tuition will vary, depending on the hours of class required.
I won a full tuition for an acting and modeling course by winning a local Miss America preliminary scholarshp pageant at 17, performing a scene from Neil Simon's "Chapter Two". I was later asked to teach at the school shortly after completing the program and attending college.
While working as a union actor in NYC, I also taught acting and modeling classes part time at Mirror Models and Talent in Great Neck NY.
Upon moving to CA. in 1991, I continued to teach modeling and acting classes P/T in Orange County, CA. while also continuiing my acting career.
I've worked with all types of students throughout the years. Some want to focus on TV and Film, while some simply want to prepare for entry into a school for the arts, perform in local stage productions, or a specific auditon.
Fortune 500 companies have also hired me to train their employees in the areas of personal development, presentation and communication skills.
My students are from all types of diverse backgrounds. Some were home schooled in the midwest, some are from the inner city, while yet others are immersed as professionals in corporate America or the entertainment or fashion industry. I've lived globally in major cities as well as in suburbs, so I tend to have an accepting and positive approach towards my students and their circumstances socioeconomic backgrounds, and desired future goals. My aim is to teach, inspire, motivate and correctly guide my students to success!
To make sure the teacher has a sold background in the industry and that they know what theyr'e talking about.