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#1 BEST-SELLING ACTING BOOK


LEE'S NEW BOOK COMING SPRING 2021

Lee is excited to announce that his new book, Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach, will be published by Taylor & Francis this spring.

INDUSTRY FEEDBACK

Lee Cohn, co-author of the essential A Practical Handbook for the Actor, has now written an equally important book exploring the director’s process in working with actors. Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetics Approach is a must-read for both beginning directors and seasoned professionals, and serves as a valuable addition to the exploration of this too-often slippery topic. –– Dr. Michael Peter Bolus, Ph.D: Liberal Arts Department Chair, Los Angeles Film School; author; actor My Name is Dolomite


Directing Actors: A Practical Aesthetic Approach is a must read for directors in film, television, and theater. A clear and concise breakdown of how best to use active language when directing actors. Refreshingly 'no nonsense' and to the point –– Lee Cohn explains exactly how to get the most from your actors and craft grounded and truthful performances. Truly invaluable.  –– Maggie Kiley: director; Dirty John: The Betty Broderick Story, American Horror Story, Riverdale, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


Lee Cohn’s frank and logical methods for directors working with actors should be required reading for anyone who plans to direct theater, film, or television.  Finally, a clear-cut guide for those entering the realm of directing. –– John Putch: veteran film and TV director; Scrubs, Cougar Town, My Name is Earl, Poseidon Adventure TV movie, American Pie Presents: The Book of Love


For anyone interested in theater, reading Lee Cohn’s book on Directing is like having a private conversation with a brilliant director. This remarkable book considers the director as interpreter of the script as well as collaborator with every artist involved in the production. The advice is practical, doable, and fun. It is a candid roadmap for how a production moves from the page to the stage, and everyone— directors, playwrights, actors, designers, audiences, and even producers — will learn from it.” –– Evangeline Morphos: Producer; Professor, Columbia University (retired) 


Many moons ago Lee Cohn decided to write a book with a few of our NYU classmates entitled “A Practical Handbook for the Actor.” Over the years I have either gifted or recommended said book to actors young and old. Lee’s teachings have always been one of the sharpest and most necessary blades I carry as an actor. Mr. Cohn now gifts us with his solo effort. Read it and watch your talent grow before your eyes! Buy this book! If you can’t afford it, steal it! –– Titus Welliver, star of Bosch; Gone, Baby Gone; Deadwood

Lee excels at stripping away the nonsense and delivering a set of practical tools that will help any director take their craft to the next level. If you’re a director, or thinking of becoming one, then you should buy this book.  –– Jeffrey Addiss: Emmy-winning writer/producer, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance 


ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

ACTORS * DIRECTORS * WRITERS

Via Skype or FaceTime

Acting. Cold Reading & On Camera Auditions; Audition Monologues; Role Preparation; Script Analysis

Directing. Script & Character Breakdown; Techniques for directing actors; Blocking and staging a scene

On Set Coaching. Lee works with both actors and directors on set. For rates, please email Lee the details of your project. lee@lmcohn.com

RATES

Three One-Hour Coaching sessions: $265
Five One-Hour Coaching sessions: $425 (highly recommended for college audition prep)
Ten One-Hour Coaching sessions: $800

SINGLE COACHING SESSIONS

One hour:  $95

Half hour: $55

All coaching sessions for actors include a 15 minute phone follow-up if the actor gets a call-back.


SCRIPT CONSULTATION 

Feature films, short films, TV pilots and specs, plays.
From general notes to page-by-page, line-by-line analysis, Lee will work with you on concept, story structure, character, and dialogue.


Fees range from $250 - $1,500


Payment 

PAYPAL lee@lmcohn.com 

VENMO @lee-cohn-1

A coaching makes a cool gift! :)

For more info: lee@lmcohn.com

WEEKLY ZOOM ACTING CLASS

PRACTICAL AESTHETICS LEVEL ONE 


Scene Study & Script Analysis 

Are you looking for a dependable acting technique? Are you frustrated by acting classes that lack clarity and practicality? Are you fed up with all the nonsense? 

 Then give Practical Aesthetics a shot.

An introduction to the Practical Aesthetics Acting Technique, outlined in Lee's best-selling book, "A Practical Handbook for the Actor."

Based on the acting technique originally taught by David Mamet and outlined in Lee's book, this class is an excellent choice for the beginning actor looking for a solid foundation, or the more experienced actors looking to hone and solidify their craft.

Schedule: February 8 – April 12, 2021

Mondays 7pm - 10pm

FEE: $440 for 10 classes (10% discount for Women in Media members)

Payment
PAYPAL lee@lmcohn.com

VENMO @lee-cohn-1


For more info or to book a spot: lee@lmcohn.com

PRACTICAL AESTHETICS INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED WORKSHOP

2021 DATES TBA

Advanced Scene Study and Performance Technique.

Tuesdays 7pm – 10pm

FEE: $440 for 10 classes (10% discount for Women in Media members)

Payment
Venmo: @lee-cohn-1
PayPal
lee@lmcohn.com

Prerequisite: One semester of Practical Aesthetics acting technique training.

DIRECTING ACTORS WITHOUT FEAR AND LOATHING: A WEEKEND WORKSHOP

2021 DATES TBA


Lee is excited to share the techniques outlined his upcoming book in a small, hands-on workshop for directors.

At a loss on how to communicate clearly and effectively with actors? Lee is offering a three-day intensive for directors that will enable them to work with actors in theater, film, and television. Become an "actor's director!" Also great for actors!

The workshop will cover:

• A simple technique to break down every scene, character by character

• How to identify the Key Story Points and maximize the dramatic impact in every scene

• Getting the performance you want from your actors

• The rehearsal process: staging, notes, and adjustments

• Leadership

FEE: $250.00 (10% Discount for Women in Media members)

Payment
Venmo: @lee-cohn-1
PayPal: lee@lmcohn.com

For more info or to book a spot: lee@lmcohn.com

PRACTICAL AESTHETICS THREE DAY ACTING INTENSIVE

2021 DATES TBA

Scene Study, Script Analysis and Performance Technique

 Quickly gain a working knowledge of Practical Aesthetics, the technique developed by David Mamet and outlined in Lee’s #1 best-selling book.


SCHEDULE

FRIDAY 6pm - 10pm

SATURDAY 10am - 5pm (45 minute lunch)

SUNDAY 10am - 5pm (45 minute lunch)

LOCATION: West Hollywood


FEE: $240 (10% discount for Women in Media members)

Payment
PAYPAL lee@lmcohn.com

VENMO @lee-cohn-1


For more info or to book a spot: lee@lmcohn.com