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"Let's just say that Jodie and Christina are awesome! They are such pros when it comes to helping actors motivate, find their brand, and become successful. Actually, a week after attending the crash course weekend I booked a job on the show, Awake! Basically, I felt confident and ready, and my audition showed just that! Honestly, the whole team is super helpful and extremely genuine, which is such a plus. I highly recommend them in order to take the next step in your acting career!"
Coach with Jodie Bentley and Christina Shipp--they provide all you need to know. The instruction, tools and guidance they give you contain all the information you need to make a name for yourself. Being a great actor is not much good if no one knows who you are or sees your work. I went from a beginner to an actor with two agents repping me by studying with them and using what I was taught. And it works. What they teach is how to market your skills and your name so you gain recognition and get work. They provide the tools and information for the all-important side of the acting profession of sharing yourself and your skills and talents. I've never stopped using the tools and techniques they taught. Aside from studying acting at one of the best schools in the country, studying with this business is the next best thing I did to help myself become a professional actor."
"This is a wonderful business for any artist looking to hone their marketing skills and improve the branding of their product - i.e., themselves. I cannot be more thankful for the tools and strategies I learned here. They are practical, forward thinking and, (dare I say it) savvy. Anyone who is serious about the business of acting who wants to learn from some driven, sassy folks should come here first."
"Wow. Christina Shipp & Jodie Bentley are both entertaining, super knowledgeable and so enjoyable to be around. I have been an actor for over 7 years and have been a businessman most of my life and Accelerated Artist really blew me away. It was such an empowering experience and now I feel I have everything I need to effectively manage my entire life, not just my business. I learned so much great information and got a lot of clarity in my career moving forward. I highly recommend this workshop for anybody looking to have an empowered, effective and streamlined way of handling your career and life."
"When I attended a weekend seminar in Los Angeles last summer is when I began to take control of my acting career. I took their valuable information, made a plan, and began to implement it. Now I feel in charge and believe me it is a much better feeling. Not only am I meeting the people I want to meet, I'm getting called in by them."
"This was INVALUABLE! The all-encompassing information you receive leaves you feeling empowered in an industry that had previously left me feeling completely out of control."
"I took their workshop last month. It opened my eyes to several avenues I had not explored or even considered for jump-starting my acting career. I came away with new ideas, a larger perspective and many effective new tools that will help me promote myself as an actor in a focused, targeted way that can only improve my chances of launching a successful career. Any actor looking to improve their knowledge and skills at marketing themselves to the TV and film industries NEEDS to take this class."
"These guys really know their stuff. Their branding insight, business practices, and financial planning information are absolutely dead-on, and there's much to apply outside of ‘The Business’ if you have a day job or a business to run. Jodie is like the Energizer Bunny and keeps her energy and focus throughout a complete weekend of intense training. Christina is hilariously dead-pan and adds the perfect input at the perfect time every time. And when they call it Intense Training, they mean it. They have carefully crafted the pace of the Weekend course so that right when you might start slowing down in your own energy, you're up out of your seat and working with a partner or a group having fun and learning, exploring, and doing very engaging activities. I have already begun putting into place the concepts I learned just one week ago, and exciting things are on the horizon. Bravo, Team, and thank you!"
Karen + Dennis Nadlin
"Finances used to scare me, but after [The Accelerated] Weekend Workshop with Jodie and Christina I have the road map I need to manage my money. It's not scary anymore. Thank you for helping me take back my power and control. YAY Finances!"
"Jodie Bentley and Christina Shipp are pretty awesome hands down! The information you learn with them is so important and vital for actors and entrepreneurs. I think it's well worth it if you have the time and money to spend on bettering yourself, career and business. Not to mention, their energy and personalities are very uplifting, positive, and they care! Long story short... you don't feel like they're just taking your money!"
"Before I met with Jodie Bentley, my acting career was in a dead hold. I was frustrated, my acting was good... but I wasn't getting anywhere! After getting the Career Manual and sitting down and defining my goals and creating an actual business plan, meeting one on one with Jodie and Branding my product (me), I got an agent within 6 weeks! I had been trying to get one by that point for 10 years. It was difficult because I don't technically live in Chicago. But, with my Business Plan in full effect, that didn't matter anymore. What an incredible company to change my life and my career with simple, fully charged, and energetic meetings that last a lifetime. I am now taking everything I learned with Jodie and marketing my one-woman show! Thank you, guys, you're amazing."
"The Intensive Weekend changed my whole perspective of my life as an actor and self-employed business owner. It gave me hope that I really can make a living at this art form that I love. What I have implemented has already brought me more opportunities than what I was doing before. I look forward to going gung-ho and really putting all their advice into practice, then watching my career begin to take flight. Along with the Weekend, they offer continual help and support, help you build your supportive community of actors, and offer one-on-one coaching sessions. I would recommend the workshop to any actor who believes they have been called to this as a career and not just a hobby."
Cymbaline Inez Olsen
"What an amazing resource for anyone who is confused, lost, or stuck in their career. I did their Weekend Intensive, as well as several other workshops, and the information they give you is invaluable. But, what's truly wonderful about them is...them! Jodie, Doug, and Christina are fully invested in helping you reach your goals. They are so supportive and encouraging. I'm so glad I have them in my creative community."
"I think every actor needs to have a game plan on how to MARKET their talent. This is everything I wished I had access to when I moved to LA. It presents information with action steps. Fun and informative. Do it."
"I loved the weekend intensive! I was really resistant to doing the class since the "business" end of acting never seemed fun and creative yet the weekend showed me how I must use my creativity in branding myself and creating my marketing. The weekend was inspiring, filled with lots of tools...and fun! I also appreciate the ongoing support they give you."
"Within a week of taking the weekend course, I booked my first national commercial. I had to take my 2-year-old son to the audition, which had been awkward in the past but on this occasion I went in with the attitude that I was a business owner, not a "lowly actor" … and we BOTH booked the job! I now have several auditions every week … and I'm working every week!"
"Excellent tips from top notch industry professionals who have helped me find a launching point for my acting career. Take the class!"
James Russell Mann
"Enormously helpful and inspiring seminar with continuing useful feedback. Once you're on their, they become friends for life, always available with great advice and support whenever you need it. There's also loads of invaluable feedback from other seminar participants, all in your field, who share problems and hangup's similar to yours… I've made some marvelous new friends. Branding segment provides crucial detail on how others really see you versus how you see yourself, info everyone needs. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to get a leg up in expanding your career."
"Jodie & Christina were truly on point hosting the weekend in January, 2014. Had an awesome time, learned and RE-learned valuable information and I've taken my career into a new place! Thanks, ladies - you're the best!"
"Such a great resource for any actor out there wanting to succeed in the business! The business can be difficult to navigate sometimes and they really put a game plan together for you that's accurate and concise. I attended the free seminar in June and was so impressed with what Jodie Bentley and Christina Shipp had to say and offer that I signed up for the MBA weekend course. I left the weekend filled with useful information and feeling very confident. I would recommend them to anyone looking to improve their tactics and expand their business in the right direction. After the weekend is over, they have great follow up videos that keep on track as well. And to top it all off... Jodie, Christina and Doug are truly amazing and genuine people. I had a great experience!"
"They are amazing! Jodie, Christina and Doug just rock your socks off! Their weekend was exactly what I needed. I wish I would have known everything they teach years ago! I attended their Weekend in September last year and it was so worth it. They break everything down and with their enthusiasm, passion and love of giving, you walk out of there with an understanding of what your next step is. The information is fast paced and there is a lot of it, but if you can look at each thing discussed and break it down in a way that works for you, sky is the limit!! The information they give you is so important and worth every second and penny!! The Weekend will change your perspective on being an actor. It will move you into proactively taking the steps to be your own business. That is after all what we are...our own business! They don't just leave you hanging after the Weekend either - you get to stay in contact with them and can even move on to private coaching if need be. Once you are a grad, you are forever part of the family. I am thrilled to be in the family and you will be too!"
Jodi Baker Clay
"A great team that shows the Artist, Actor, Producer ways to treat their career like a business. They are youthful, fun people who stress the positive. They give you more information than you can handle, but overall the main focus is to see showbusiness as a business, and yourself as having unlimited potential to step outside the box. DETAILS, DETAILS, DETAILS. I'm not always using all they presented, but well worth my time and I had some breakthroughs in seeing my place as an 'Older Performer' more clearly."
"What a curriculum that not only educates and challenges the actor, but provides incredible support along the way! I learned so much in my first session that I am still unpacking all the information and applying it. Many Business of Acting classes can be very vague in Los Angeles and don't help you apply your knowledge or break it into doable steps, BUT they are an exception! Not only do they break it down in the seminar, but they have worksheets, a book, and now even a web class to help you really get the most of all the information! This class is thick with value and you will be very glad you took it. They also foster a community of successful wonderful people! Love them!"
"I honestly wasn't sure if I was going to gain anything from attending this weekend intensive... but after 15 minutes on the first day, I knew I had made the right decision by signing up... This is very simple... if you want to learn what you need to improve on and turn your hobby into an actual career and make MONEY as a professional Actor... GO."