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My ten-year-old daughter recently participated in three of Kathleen's acting clinics. They were superb. Consisting of off andon-camera readings, Kathleen led the kids through a series of exercises that were as realistic as you can get without being on an actual interview. She was able to impress on the kids the importance of preparation and professionalism. Over the course of the classes, the other parents and I saw enormous improvement not just in on-camera delivery, but in the ability to provide a range of presentation.
I recently participated in Kathleen Furey's Business of Show Business seminar. Although I was raised in the TV Industry and have worked a great deal with technical aspects of the business, Kathleen provided critical details that will be vital in advancing my daughter's entry and growth. A consummate professional, extremely detail oriented, her seminar demonstrated a depth of knowledge and an openness that are seldom seen. Regardless of whether your child actually proceeds to the next level and auditions for television roles, what he or she will learn during the clinics will benefit them in how they deal with people, how they carry and present themselves, and in awareness of the work that goes on behind the scenes.
I can't imagine venturing into this field without the information and ongoing support she provides. If you have any interest in entering this field, take the course. You will be very, very glad that you did.
-Richard Zahm, Principal Second Angel Bancorp
"There isno question in my mind that your On Camera TV Commercial Trainingprepared my 6 year old identical twins for their audition and Call-Back for the SIX FLAGS commercial, which, as you know, Chrissy got a part. Chrissy understood the role of the Director, Producer, Cameraman, etc., and was thrilled to be shooting the commercial on site at Marine World. The SAG contract was upgraded for four (4) separate commercial contracts: both :30 second and :60 second versions. (Currently Airing Nationally) Congratulations also, to your two other students, Ella & Kaylani, who also booked this commercial, both of whom also got four separate National contracts, as well!
I must admit that I did not realize how IMPORTANT your BUSINESS OF SHOW BUSINESS & SELF PROMOTION workshop was going to be for us. We were prepared not only for the auditions, but working with the Production Supervisor, Wardrobe/Make-Up, Studio Teacher, etc. I also appreciate the support materials you provided us in class. Thanks for all of your support not only during class, for all of your ongoing support. What can I say but, "You taught us well!". THANKS, Kathleen!!"
- Nancy C. Pleasanton, CA.
The Business of Show Business workshop was excellent! Your presentation was very informative, interesting and easy to understand. I feel I have so much more useful information to help Grace on her journey, and am looking forward to implementing your ideas and suggestions. I would absolutely recommend this workshop to anyone who is serious about this business.
Kathleen Furey has been a very positive influence in my son's acting career. She was able to bring out more of his own personality and creativity in front of the camera. Her communication skills made Stephen feel good about him self. She is extremely patient and knowledgeable about her craft. We were so fortunate to have her as Stephen's Acting Coach. Because of Stephen's training with Kathleen, including Commercial, and Voice Over, and my training in her Business of Show Business workshop- a MUST for parents of industry kids and for adult actors, he has a Top Agent in San Francisco, has done TV (lead), Movies, and Commercials. Check out Stephen's WAL- MART commercial He has a lot of opportunities opened to him, and we thank Kathleen for her continuous support, kindness, and expertise.
I have to say that Kathleen has been the greatest. When I'm not sure about something, she is #1 on my speed dial. When I need reassurance about something going on in the industry, she's right there (better and more cost effective than a shrink). She is not only a great coach, but has become a wonderful friend. Even though she is 3000 miles away, it's nice to know we can still call and Email. Everything happens for a reason, and meeting Kathleen Furey has definitely been a positive experience. We miss you back here in CA. We Love you, Kathleen!
-Andrea and Stephen Young
I just wanted mention to you an incredible lady-- Kathleen Furey. Aubrey took some on-camera classes this summer with her and she is absolutely professional and so great with kids. She is doing the kid classes, and also does work with adults. She is legit, union, and first class.She is from New York and has a long resume, but more importantly she gets kids to be REAL on-camera. If you have an opportunity to get in touch with her -- I know you won't be disappointed.
"...I began her ON CAMERA SCENE STUDY WORKSHOP feeling awkward in my approach to acting that part; I ended her program feeling as though I had opened a door to connect with him in a way that began to compel me. I worked harder than I thought that I would need to, which woke me up to the serious nature and rigorousness of the craft. The pace of her program influenced me to focus and prepare for my part more than I would have otherwise..." Franklin L. Sacramento, CA