Training Opportunities

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Katrina Fristoe

Dates: 6/22/2024
Time: 1:00 pm mtn
Location: online zoom

Information: Your Child’s Dream to Act Starts Here!
Intensive 3-Hour Informative Class
$75 per registrant
Is your child passionate about acting? Manager Katrina Fristoe from SWAG Talent Group is here to guide you through every step of their journey.
What You Will Learn:
Getting Started: Practical advice on how to begin.
Legal Requirements: Understand the essentials to keep your child safe and compliant.
Submission Platforms: Learn how to market your child effectively.
Representation: When and how to acquire the right agent or manager.
Training: Identify the types of training needed to excel.
Avoiding Scams: Tips to recognize and avoid scams.
Social Media Safety: Keep your child safe online.
Filming Markets: Discover key filming locations in the US.
Auditioning: Tips and techniques for successful auditions.
Contracts & Negotiations: Navigate the complexities of contracts.
Balancing Commitments: Manage education and acting effectively.
And much more!
Limited Spots Available – Sign Up Now!
Make Payments with Name, email, cell number to:
Zelle: Katrina Fristoe (520) 548-2807
Cash App: $SwagTalentGroup
Venmo: @SWAG-TalentGroup
Once payment is received, the zoom link will be emailed to you. No refunds for cancellations after 6/20/24.
More information, email

Contact Name: Katrina Fristoe
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 5205482807

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Lora Cunningham

Dates: July 23, 2024
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Location: ABQ Actors Studio

Taught by working actor, award-winning director and ABQ Actors’ Studio owner, Lora Martinez-Cunningham, this is a 6-week comprehensive course on the technique and business of film acting, in addition to the skill of auditioning (w/ focus on self-tapes and EcoCast). Limited to 10 actors.

Date: JULY 23, 2024 (6-week course Tuesday evenings)
Time: 6PM - 8:30PM
Cost $575 + tax (payment plan available)
Location: Corrales, NM


Contact Name: Lora Cunningham
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (323)630-3133

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Lucy River

Dates: July 29-Aug 2, 2024
Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Santa Fe Improv

Information: Teen classes — intro to longform comedy improv summer camp. Details/registration Theater: 1202 Parkway Drive, Unit A.

Contact Name: Lucy River
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 5053021250

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Noël

Dates: 6/4/24, 9/10/24
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Location: Southwest Makeup Institute

Our professional makeup artist certification prepares students for a successful career in the film industry. Learn all necessary fundamentals, theory, product specifics, application techniques, set etiquette, time management, and more. All classes led by working PRO makeup artists and IATSE local 480 members (Jennifer McDaniel & Bonnie Masoner)

Graduate our 12-week program with 1/2 (15) of the union days required for IATSE local 480 membership!

-Self-paced, remote theory during the week
-High-energy, hands-on practice clinicals Sundays 10-3pm (8 weeks)
-4 week mentorship with one of our partnered professionals

Register online today!

Contact Name: Noël
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 505-288-6827

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Joe M. Gallegos, Jr.

Dates: On-Going Thursdays
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm
Location: Albuquerque

Information: We have a FREE weekly Actor's Workout Night every Thursday evening in downtown Albuquerque. Bring a scene for feedback or partake in a cold-read where we focus on a particular acting skill each week. We put everyone on camera, view, give feedback, then film again. It's a low-stakes environment meant to foster a creative environment for actors of every level to learn from each other and share their own insights. Come workout with us! Visit for weekly updates or email for more information.

Contact Name: Joe M. Gallegos, Jr.
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: 505.920.8308

Class, Workshop or Training submitted by Lora Cunningham

Dates: May 7th, 2024 - June 11th, 2024 Tuesday Evenings
Time: 6:00PM - 8:30PM

Information: This is a comprehensive course on the art of film acting, the skill of auditioning and the business of film acting. Learn how to earn the audition and prepare for it, in addition to self-tape and EcoCast.

This course is IN-PERSON and will be held once a week, on TUESDAY evenings, for 6 weeks.
Must be 18 years of age or older.
Limited to 10 actors.

Cost: $575 + tax 

Next course begins TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2024. 
Class time is from 6:00PM- 8:30PM.

Contact Name: Lora Cunningham
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (323) 630-3133

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