Production Combat Ready

Production Combat Ready

5.0 (4)
31 years in business

About this pro

Having worked on over 46 feature films and television series, having gone from nonunion background to Union SAG Actor/Producer/Director, this course will teach you by leading by example from the front, not pushing you with a whip from the rear.  

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If you would like to attend classes online virtually all you will need is a computer with internet and a free app our instructor will provide you.

You will be sent your own private invitation to attend the class and will be able to use full audio and video to attend. These classes are RECORDED and can be later reviewed and studied by the students at their leisure.

VOICE AND DICTION ($50 an hour)  4 sessions to finding your voice.  Additional as-needed sessions over time for future development.
Having been trained by Fred Silver(Barbara Streisand) Randolph Dillago and Topher Hopkins on the mastery of voice and diction was later trained by Norman Sachs on how to best used your voice in different settings from theater to film, from VO to ADR work and why a loop group is very different than a rock band.  Having learned musical composing and actually from a Rock Star Lonny Paul just how to...rock out, I found me more a soundtrack composing studio musician.  Each artist has their own path and you should be able to find where you fit in within a very few short classes.


Learn everything about commercial auditions, film auditions, acting method, scene study, how to get your start and break into Hollywood.  The business end of getting hired from some of the most experienced actors in the industry!

This course is led by actor and producer Dotan Baer, with 40+ credits on IMDb having appeared on television shows such as 24Bones, and well-known movies such as Red Dawn and Lifted. (You can learn more about Dotan Baer here.)


Matthew Marsden – Blackhawk Down, Resident Evil, I Am That Man, Rambo…learn how to build a character.

Cougar Zank – learn how to get a job, and how to get by on a job that allows you to be successful in the industry!

P. David Miller – a master actor who has helped many actors self tape to successful roles!

….and more! 


Beginner’s that pay for a class can audit for FREE!

Running a small business is the same as being a multi-million-dollar star.  Once you have the basics down, how to capitalize and get what you want for your career!

The cost of each class is $75 per class and as booked are held Monday beginning 3 pm PST til wrap on March 23rd, 2020 in-person or via live stream.

ONLINE STREAMING classes are $55.00 a session.  Buy 12 sessions (enough for an audition season) for just $500.00 or a year’s worth for  $1750.00 (48 weeks of class) and join our PRO ACTORS group.


These classes are by online booking for auditions.

The cost of each class is $375 per class and is held by appointment only. This will include 1 Self Tape session.

Private Sessions for your auditions are $175.00 a session ONLINE. Online will provide you with the tools needed to self-tape.
Private Studio Sessions are $375.00.  The studio will provide you with an uploadable self-taping for your submission to casting as well as the ability to editing for the audition.

I enjoy helping individuals find their path or calling within the vast industry.  From on-camera to filmmaking to voice overs, there are hundreds of opportunities and each person is on their own path.

I find teaching the simple small steps to find success make a clear concise path and plan for a person to move forward into their career.  This is not a quick overnight success, this is a long well planned and thoughtful journey.  

Anyone ever offers you something sounds to good to be true, it just might be true.  It is very hard to be invited to set, it is ten times harder to be invited back.  

Something free for you to know right now, a set is a working ongoing moving element, that is ever-changing and very user-friendly as well as Semper Gumby(always flexible) as those working become a family.  

We protect our circle very carefully and will only invite and allow those in that do not disturb its harmony.  Our company has a zero-tolerance policy for any type of harassment.  The owner is a former US Army Airborne Ranger and apply's the federal standards to his company.

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4 Reviews


  • Joel E.

    I thought I understood how the industry worked, just how easy it would be to break in and be a star. Then having learned the right way to get a break has made my chances of actually getting one tenfold but my now desire to pursue that path unlikely. This course saved me 4 years in the wrong school and many years of wasted time and money. I was able to network into the industry directly, and start working on what I love doing most, which turns out was actually music.

  • S. Mitchell

    The experience. Live training.

  • Evan Owen

    Having been out on many other sets and to a lot of acting classes that were taught by theater majors, I really liked that they had working professionals that were Union already in the industry, to teach!

  • Cassus Gregory

    Dotan is extremely knowledgeable about many, many things - his decades of experience in the entertainment industry has helped me become a better entrepreneur, artist, and all-around person in general.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A new student is invited to their own private online session with Dotan Baer a virtual meet and greet.  This usually takes an extra half hour so expect the first session to be 90 minutes. There is no charge for the additional time.  This gives the students an idea of the class structure and format.  

It is suggested that they bring any sides or music they are working on, and or an audition they want help with.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

25 years as a union professional producing content.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

The rates are all based on an hourly rate that is industry standard.   As well to include all State of California tax requirements.

How did you get started teaching?

In 2005 the untimely death of the original owner of Associated Artists Public Relations and Management for the Actor, Melisa Birnstein, lead me to purchase the company.  Having a business administration degree in Finance was not helping actors get hired, which is what would make our company more money.

Instead, teaching them everything I had paid $thousands of dollars to learn, was helping them land work!!  More and more came and one day a close friend in the industry asked me to teach a master's class.  

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