The Network

The Network

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About this pro

I love training people who crave to be good actors and are committed and dedicated to making a living being an actor. 

i not only train you as an actor. I coach you on the Business of acting which is equally as important. 

I also introduce you TLC adting directors and agents who can get you work. 

I have been doing this for over 20 years and it brings me enormous joy in watching actors fulfill their dreams. 

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New York, NY 10014
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  • George Libbares

    Paul is experienced and knowledgable and great at passing that on to students. He has a genuine interest in helping students learn and takes the time to help us get it. The Network is a supportive environment where we are willing to help each other succeed. Thanks Paul and everyone!

  • Carolina Solano

    Paul is a very caring and committed coach and mentor.

  • Carolina Solano

  • Elena D Clark

    Paul Michael is one of the best coaches I had an honor to work with. He really knows his subject and how this industry work. He works with amazing casting directors and agents who can provide with useful advice.

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

We begin with a consultation which determines where you are in the game. I work with beginners as well as people who are already on Broadway and TV. 

Once we determine where you are, I can begin to guide you into the work that will best support you. 

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

I trained for over 10 years formally:

MFA - Rutgers University- Directing 

MFA- University of Southern Minnesota- Acting

BA- Daemen College- Theatre Arts 

Directing for Television 2 years- Gordon Rigsby

Circle Rep Lab- NYC

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

$99.00 a lesson

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching in my masters program in MN amd realized I had an enormous gift to share with my students. 

After many years, I began teaching both acting and the business of acting simultaneously and have had enormous success with many actors. 

What types of students have you worked with?

Broadway actors looking to break I to film a d television who need on camera training. 

actors fresh out of college who need more training as well as business of acting coaching 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently formed a TV and film production company and have about 14 students of mine working with me to develop this professional endeavor which will employ many actors, directors and writers. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Follow your gut. Ask around and see what people have to say about your choices. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Are you committed?

How much time are you willing to dedicate to your acting training?

Do you really want to be an actor? Are you thick skinned and can you take feedback?

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