Luca Manganaro
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Luca Manganaro

Luca M.

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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I LOVE coaching actors, it can make the difference between being good and getting the job. Just recently, my client Eurydice El-Etr booked a recurring role in a tv series with Josh Hartnett. We worked together on her audition AND on her performance that got her ecstatic feedback from the producers and director.

I believe the best teacher is one who is also working in the field.

I have worked consistently as an actor, starring alongside Susan Sarandon in 'Ace the Case", with Billy Zane in the upcoming "Waltzing with Brando", with Ray Liotta in "Syndrome K", or being the voice of all audiobooks from Disney Pixar's "Luca", and booking roles in "Gotham" and "Red Dead Redemption II". I just wrapped shooting a big role in the upcoming "The Gods II- The Dark Side", directed by Mykel Shannon Jenkins.

I was part of the faculty of the Susan Batson Studio in New York for eight years, before moving to Los Angeles. I am an expert in audition and on-camera technique, script analysis and character work.

Plus, being an immigrant from Italy, I know about visas and how to build a career from the ground up.

Which is why I also enjoy consulting actors: reviewing their material, helping them get clear on the necessary steps to land a manager or agent, establishing their brand and taking charge of their career.

Thank you for your interest!

About Luca M.

I believe an acting teacher should
1)LOVE doing it, have a sincere passion for helping one actor at a time break through in their own unique way
2)be a working actor, showing that those teachings bring concrete results in the real world

I fulfill both of those points, and look forward to connecting!
Thank you,


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5 Reviews
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Luca is very genuine and sincerely wants his students to succeed. His vast knowledge and experience come in to play an integral role when he is teaching. I was really appreciative of his sharing of his own know-hows that may help catapult my audition process.

Posted Oct 24, 2021
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Luca is one of the greatest coaches I’ve worked with. His insights are penetrating, he definitely knows how to read and breakdown a scene or a script, and he uses both instinct and intelligence, logic and sensory to immerse you into a situation and guide you towards a character. I've prepared various auditions and a part for a British series with him, and I couldn't recommend you enough to work with this great coach, who is also a beautiful and immensely generous person.

Posted Oct 23, 2021
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I was looking for a professional support to improve my acting skills and I found in Luca the best coach ever.

Luca has a natural talent to connect with others and feel exactly what you need.
With his great intuition and preparation he was able to help me to reach my goals providing a lot of tips and tricks during the session.
I am grateful I found a wonderful human being and coach like him and I can't wait to work with him again.
Thank you very much coach!

Posted Oct 17, 2021
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Luca is an amazing acting coach! I’ve worked with him for years. I highly recommend working with him.

Posted Sep 29, 2021
Tina Allen
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Luca is an accomplished actor who brings joy, passion and commitment to every role. As a fellow actor I have worked opposite Luca for years and would highly recommend him as an actor and a teacher!

Posted Sep 27, 2021

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