How To Prepare For The U.S.

w/ Kat Hoyos

 A one day session for actors who want to move into the U.S market

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Course Overview

This course is aimed at actors who are looking into transitioning into the US market, in particular LA.

If you are unsure on where to start with the US, and how to do it, this day will cover it! This day is going to be filled with lots of information and will give you a better scope of what to expect, and also what steps you need to put in place, here in Australia to make it happen!

Rather than trying to find things online and wondering if you’re on the right path, Kat is a living and breathing example of someone who is doing it and ready to share her journey on how she’s doing it.

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Course Outline

This course is broken down into these areas of focus:

  • VISA – 01 Focus/ESTA/Green card/J Visa/E3.
  • Marketing Tools – Headshots, CV, Reel, Casting sites – the difference between here and the US.
  • What classes to do & where.
  • Representation – Agents, Managers, what your team could look like!
  • Audition Etiquette – Being in the room in LA, self tapes, types of shows.
  • Pilot Season – What is it? What else is there?
  • Surviving LA – Breakdown of city, areas to be familiar with, what you need to organise yourself in a new city –  banking, phone… and much more!

Course Outcomes

You will leave this session well informed, with a helpful and specific guide to setting yourself up as an Aussie actor living and working in the US. You’ll receive examples of the types of classes you should do, how to best prepare for auditions in the US market and gain an understanding of the differences between Australian and US standards when it comes to self branding.

Session Details

What: 1 x Saturday

Dates: Saturday 6th July 2019 

Time: 10am – 3pm

Venue: 18 City Rd, Chippendale, NSW 2008

Participants: 30 max

Price: $75.00 incl GST. 

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Payment Options 

How To Pay & Instalment Option: The easiest way to pay is by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using the bank details on the invoice (please quote the invoice number in the transfer information), or by simply clicking the ‘pay online’ link also on the invoice (bank fees apply). You will be email an invoice upon acceptance into the program. Payment is due no later than the due date stated on the invoice, however if you would like to pay in instalments please call or email the office to arrange the dates and amounts you will pay. Please note full payment of the course is due by the time the course finishes. You can start payment instalments at anytime upon receipt of the invoice.

About Kat Hoyos

Kat is most known for her hilarious work on Channel 9’s Here Come The Habibs as Layla Habib. The show was nominated for “Best International Comedy” at the Golden Nymph and the Berlin Rose D’OR Awards. It was also nominated for “Most Popular Comedy” in the 2018 TVWeek Logie awards. Kat was also nominated in 2017 for “Best New Talent”.

Kat recently filmed “Chasing Comets” this year with Isabel Lucas, Dan Ewing, Stan walker amongst many others, released in August 2018 and screened on Channel 10 in 2019.

In addition to Kat’s TV work she appeared in the feature film A Suburban Love Story, co-starring Luke Ford. Kat was in The Road Home, winning awards at The St Kilda Festival, The Mardi Gras Film Festival, Sarasota Festival, WOW Film Festival, and, also received an academy accredited Flickerfest nomination.

Kat has made TV appearances as a dancer in the MTV and Aria Awards, Mornings, The Australian Open Tennis final, The Helpmann Awards, Sunrise, Hey Hey its Saturday, Dancing with The Stars and sung on the nationally televised Carols by Candlelight in 2016.

Her stage credits include Jersey Boys the Musical – Australian and NZ tour, Hairspray the Musical – Australian Tour, Bring it On, Fame, and Xanadu at Sydney’s acclaimed Hayes Theatre.

Having just returned from doing pilot season in LA, she has studied at the infamous The Groundlings Improv School (with graduates such as Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph, Kirsten Wiig), Ivana Chubbuck and Scott Sedita studios. Wiith an 01 Visa, Kat also has experience living in the USA, bringing fresh insight into the process of transitioning.

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Further Questions

The HubStudio prides itself on helping professional actors to facilitate their training journey. If you would like more information about this course, or more importantly which courses would suit you best, then please email or call us to discuss your training goals.