The Actors Gym, an online acting school launched by agent and CEO of The Reel Scene, Alex Fidelski, has exploded in popularity during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Actors Gym, launched in February this year, is an online branch of Fidelski’s London, UK based acting school The Reel Scene.
The Actors Gym are masters at connecting and supporting members with their online community, offering self-tape feedback, Q&A sessions with special guests, exclusive training and zoom workshops with key industry experts from a variety of fields.
Actors are encouraged to send off two self tapes a month, from which they receive a page of written feedback. Self-taping is the process of recording an audition for a film or television role from home and then sending the resulting video to an agent to be submitted for a role, rather than attending an audition in person.
Fidelski comments on the importance of practising this new virtual way of auditioning, “The film and television industry cancelled most in-person auditions and moved to requiring self-tape auditions sent in by actors. Productions ground to a halt but acting is like any other profession. Actors need to keep training, to keep acting, to keep their skills sharp for when productions re-open.“
The Reel Scene was created in 2015 by actor Alex Fidelski, who also runs associated agency and production company, RS Talent. The RS Talent works with top UK production companies in Film, TV and Commercials such as ITV, BBC, Netflix, Sky and more. Many of the graduates from Reel Scene courses go on to be represented by RS Talent.
Find out more about The Actors Gym by visiting www.actorsgym.co.uk