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The City of Miami Commissioners, in particular Commissioner Marc Sarnoff, has told us they will not be renewing
the lease at the Coconut Grove Convention Center where Burn Notice is based.
Commissioner Marc Sarnoff has plans to build a park on the property where the Convention Center is located.
This park is linked to a private condominium that is being built across the street from our site.
He has told the other Miami Commissioners that he “is ready to go” with the demolition process.
The cost to move Burn Notice to another stage and office location will be at least 1 million dollars and
will take the final season of Burn Notice out of the city of Miami and possibly the state of Florida.
This not will not only impact the cast and crew and the 150 jobs it supplies per day, but is sending a message to
the world that Miami is not a friendly film community.
I would like each and every one of us to write to commissioner Sarnoff at – msarnoff@miamigov.com,
and let him know the impact this will place on your business revenue.

Hometown guy Franky Arriola to appear on reality show | miami.com.

Directing film and television is like white-water rafting. It’s high-stakes, you commit every resource, stretch yourself to the limit. For most directors, the excitement they feel about a new projects tightens into anxiety when it comes to working with actors.

This course is about establishing deep and creative collaborations with your actors, getting the most out of rehearsals, troubleshooting poor performances and giving clear, effective directions. We will discuss what constitues a good performance, what the actors want from a director, common mistakes of directors, analyzing a script together with your actors, what makes actors tick and the two most important relationships on set: actor with actor and actor with director.



Dates: June 6th to June 27th
Wednesday’s from 7pm – 10pm.
Cost: US$275.–


1. Week one: Directors Act:
Directors learn acting techniques and the understanding of the craft. They learn the four steps to rehearse and prepare any scene successfully. They will act an example scene and learn about how to motivate actors.

2. Week two: Result-oriented direction and quick fixes:
Invited actors will need to be directed. We will give each director the topic and they need to create a scene on the spot directing their actors. (Directors bring one of their own scenes, create a scene on the spot or are given a scene to direct with their actors)

3. Week three – Script Analysis and Rehearsals:
The directors pick their actors from the pool of talent at the Miami Acting Studio and work together on analyzing their short film script, will rehearse scene together on stage.

4. Week four: Rehearsals and Final Scene Performance:
The directors had time to prepare the scene in depth and now present their directing work in front of the camera. All directors will shoot and direct their scenes. We will provide camera and equipment.

Are you actors overacting? Are they NOT DOING what you tell them? How do you fix it right on the spot?
Accomplished director and acting coach Ralph Kinnard will share his 4 proven steps to Rehears with your Actors which will gurantee you a good scene.
You will learn techniques and methods that will save you under pressure and will ensure that you get the best performance out of your actors.

If you are interested and have not been in acting class before, now is the time. We invite you to attend a FREE class.
RSVP at miamiacting@gmail.com / 786.715.20.49

Miami Acting Studio

Miami Acting Studio


We are seeking a limited number of students who are interested in working alongside executives from Live Nation and Comedy Central during this exciting event. Responsibilities may include checking in comedians and executives at performance venues and official after parties, assisting backstage production personnel and working with the Festival’s PR team on site. This is an internship volunteer position however the festival will provide a stipend to cover the cost of parking and expenses.

The 2012 SBCF will be featuring comedians such as Lewis Black, Aziz Ansari, Donald Glover, Shaq’s All Star Comedy Jam, Comedy Central’s Key & Peele, Jeffrey Ross, Will Ferrell at his special screening of Casa De Mi Padre, and many more! The Festival takes place at the Colony Theatre, The Lincoln Road Stage, and the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theatre from February 29th – March 3rd, 2012.

Interested students should contact Festival Director, Aubrey Kessler at:sobecomedyfestival@gmail.com

For additional information on SBCF, visit our web-site:www.southbeachcomedyfestival.com

On TV, it’s still about finding the big hit – Business – MiamiHerald.com.


I’m honored and excited to be participating with my good friend and mentor, Ralph Kinnard’s annual life planning workshop. Ralph Kinnard is an award-winning filmmaker and master life coach. He’s worked with everybody from artists to business leaders. He’s got amazing insight on how to get the best out of your creative talents. This is a can’t miss opportunity to have a masterful game plan for 2012. I attended last year’s workshop and I wound up having my best year yet. If you’re in the Miami area this weekend, I highly suggest attending. All of the info is below.

I hope to see you there!


Franky Arriola

Didn’t you ever think :

if I only had known this one year ago, five years ago – I would be at a total different place in my work and life right now ?

Getting good advice and more useful information sometimes seems really hard in this industry and second sometimes we are not ready to understand the advice, because we are just to stubborn and jump ship way to fast.

“I want results now. I want instant gratification, but I don’t want to be responsible for me life and success” is what I hear a lot.

For me everything changed when I started to teach acting 4 nights a week (and that’s been going on with just a few sick days) for the last 13 years. I had to start “living” what I teach – or I would just be a really bad coach and couldn’t life with myself. I had to be successful, just to prove that it can be done.

So every night I had to motivate myself, do the 3 R’s, and focus focus and learn and Research more about Emotions.

I believe that watching my EMOTIONAL STATE every day is and was the KEY to my success. If I, Ralph, don’t feel excited about my life, ashamed because I am not a millionaire, ashamed because of ANY comparison my wicked mind comes up with – I will not be creative, I will not CREATE more work and I will not make more money.

This year I am trying to make the LIFE PLANNING WORKSHOP clearer and better then ever before and I hope that these three hours ( or a little more) will have the same profound impact on your life, your work, your financial situation and your relationships.

Here for the last time all the final information so you can pass it on to your friends who need a boost this year :

Life planning 2012 ( what this year could be for you)


- Rules of the creative life
- Having your own Idea Hatchery
- The 3 R’s for daily success
- Why you should get paid for your talent
- How your brain and your emotions function and how to make them work for you
- Overcome anxiety and the fear of success
- Why ‘better’ emotions translate into ‘more money’ in ANY AREA of work

DATE : SATURDAY 21st 6pm – 9.30pm
COST: US$75.–

In this 3 hour workshop learn the theory and tools successful directors, writers and artist in general use to propel their careers forward and get highly paid in their field of expertise.

Ralph Kinnard is an award-winning actor’s director, with extensive work experience in three different countries and their cultures: Germany, the USA, and Venezuela. He has had an outstanding career as an acting coach and over the last 13 years has worked with talent from South America and the USA. Additionally, as a filmmaker, he is the winner of several prestigious awards coaching over 1000 actors, artists and businesses.

His latest feature, “A MI ME GUSTA,” participated in 12 international festivals and received several award nominations, winning three as “Best Director” (L.A. Arpa Film Festival, NYC SF Festival, and Mexico International Film Festival). Mr. Kinnard brings a unique global view to his projects.

Born in Germany, where he began his studies, he moved to New York to study at the Lee Strasberg Institute, presenting theater productions. Continuing his education at NYU Film, he started in the field as an Assistant Director and PA in feature productions, among them Woody Allen’s “Celebrities”. A job opportunity through international Latin soap icon Mimi Lazo changed his course to Venezuela, where he worked for several major Latin networks, such as E! Entertainment, Venevision, and RCTV, among others. In 2005 he worked as Creative Director on the Launch of a new network in Venezuela called CANAL I.

Not only did this experience introduce him to the Spanish language, but it also started his process of “transculturation”. This gives him a unique view and skill to communicate to global audiences an insider’s look at these different cultures.

In 2009, he moved to Miami, the gateway to the Americas and Europe, and used his skill to create the Miami Acting Studio, the first spin-off of the Actor’s Studio in Miami. This workspace has quickly become Miami’s premier professional resource center. Over the last 2 years, it has produced over 320 videos of scene studies, giving local actors a tool to showcase their talent in a professional setting nationwide.

Highlights of his career include working for Woody Allen (“Celebrities”), the BBC of London and directing “The Chorus Girl“ and “The Donahue Sisters“ in the Marilyn Monroe Theater in New York. He himself was part of the production of the Actor’s Studio “In search of Strindberg” in 1995.

In 2002 he published his first book “Steps to Acting”, and in 2011 his second book “Actor’s Blueprint”. His Podcast Series is available on Itunes.

His unique approach to teaching emotional intelligence and intuitive intelligence have made him a sought after keynote speaker for international companies such as Bayer, Deutsche Bank, Banco Central Universal, Kraft, Mastercard and others…

Ralph Kinnard
Tlf. (+1) 786.406.29.61
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If you, or someone you know, would be a great guy to go out on dates with our beautiful cast of single women and give a BRUTALLY HONEST opinion of what went RIGHT and what went WRONG throughout the date, then we want to meet you!

We are looking for single, attractive, successful, outgoing MEN to go on dates with a diverse group of sexy women. Men must be charming, adventurous, live in the New Orleans/Gulf Coast area and be looking for love!

This is an opportunity to contribute to one of the most successful dating experiences that’s ever been televised.

Please fill out our online application at https://ccasting.wufoo.com/forms/vh1s-tough-love-men/

Applicants must be single and 21 or over.

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