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Zach B.
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Learn Acting from an Award-Winning Film Director
As an actor for 14 years who became an award-winning director and screenwriter, I have a particularly well-rounded perspective on acting. My belief is that anyone can act, if given the right tools, and I have a proven track record -- actors who work with me are presently booking major roles in film and television. My philosophy is that acting is about exploring yourself -- who you really are as a human being -- and having confidence in that unique individual's perspective on the character. We will also use my expertise on the other side of the camera to explore how to work with directors, as well as the writer's viewpoint on the larger story. I look forward to setting your talents loose on the world!
About Zach B.

**UPDATE** As of July 22, 2022, I will be on a year-long sabbatical from coaching due to film work. See you in late 2023! ****** My work as an acting coach speaks for itself. Just in the past several months alone, actors I work with have booked their first jobs as a recurring guest star in a primetime television series, a lead in a Lifetime movie, roles on two Netflix drama series, and a major guest star on an Amazon original drama series. This is in addition to working actors I already coach on various projects they're auditioning for and filming. In my own career, I'm a Los Angeles-based actor-turned-filmmaker. I've played theaters in New York City and all over the world (including touring in "Les Misérables" and being an original cast member of "Heathers: The Musical"), and I've acted in television shows like "Switched at Birth" (ABC Family), "The Good Wife," and "How I Met Your Mother" (CBS). As a director, my short films have played festivals and won awards across the globe, including the CINE Golden Eagle Award for Narrative Short Film — an award recognizing rising filmmakers which has honored the early careers of Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Mel Brooks, Jim Henson, Taylor Hackford, and many others since 1957. I look forward to sharing my all-encompassing perspective on acting with you and setting your talent loose on the world!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2008


Teaches ages 16+

Speaks English, Italian

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Acting
Film Acting
Film and TV Acting
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students
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Zach is the best first acting teacher I could have ever asked for, I got so lucky to find him! His personal experience and insight on not only the acting front but what a director could be looking for is so useful. I have learned so much from him on how to audition and what a set is going to be like, even the business part of it and how to really get started. I had no experience when I first started my lessons and now I’ve never felt more prepared. He’s amazing!!

Posted Jul 21, 2022

Zach is one of those people that is sincere and speaks from his heart. My last lesson was incredible. He's a true artist and when he talks, it's as if he is talking directly to my soul. I've never experienced this, and truly will never forget it. His method of conducting lessons is efficient and effective. He is nothing short of brilliant.

Posted Jul 10, 2022
Teacher's Studio

Zach is a great coach who knows so much about film and acting. Highly recommend and look forward to working together in the future.

Posted Jul 7, 2022
Guest Instructor
Jan 2019 - Present
Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop
Industry guest instructor at one of Los Angeles' most prestigious acting studios, teaching master series in the art of screenwriting and short film production.
Guest Lecturer
Mar 2017 - Present
University of California, Santa Barbara
Industry guest instructor to the Theater BFA senior showcase class. Focus on interpreting character, deep script analysis, scene study and the business of acting for camera.
Guest Instructor
Jan 2011 - Jun 2016
North Medford High School (Medford, Oregon)
Entertainment industry guest teacher for Oregon public high school. Workshops included acting for camera, the art of auditioning, marketing for actors, as well as traditional scene study.
Adjunct Instructor and Workshop Faculty Member
May 2007 - Dec 2007
Academy at the Citadel Theatre
Performing arts program for grade school to high school students. Instruction included scene work and monologues from classical to modern theatre.
Jun 2011 - Dec 2012
Diana Castle, The Imagined Life (NYC)
Acting for Film & Television
Mar 2010 - Dec 2012
Bob Krakower, One-On-One Productions (NYC)
Oct 2008 - Dec 2013
Terry Schreiber, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre (NYC)
Bachelor of Science, cum laude, Theatre
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Northwestern University
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Finalist — Screenwriter
Oct 2019
Best Film of the Month
Sep 2019
Finalist — Screenwriter
Oct 2018
PAGE International Screenwriting Awards
Winner, CINE Golden Eagle Award — Director/Writer
Jun 2018
61st CINE Golden Eagle Recipient for Narrative Short Film
Winner, Jury Prize — Director/Writer
May 2018
Woods Hole Film Festival
Winner, Grand Jury Prize — Director/Writer
May 2018
SENE Film Festival
Winner, Jury Prize — Screenwriter
Jul 2017
Los Angeles Shorts International Film Festival (LA Shorts Fest)
Finalist — Screenwriter
Mar 2017
Cinequest Film & VR Festival
Winner, Special Jury Prize — Director/Writer
Nov 2016
River’s Edge International Film Festival
Semi-Finalist — Screenwriter
Sep 2016
Slamdance Film Festival
Winner, Audience Award — Director/Writer
Apr 2016
Ashland Independent Film Festival
Winner, Outstanding Guest Actor
Jan 2013
LA Webfest
Winner, Best Revival
Mar 2012
LA Drama Critics Circle Award
Dec 2010
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. With national offices in Los Angeles and New York, and local offices nationwide, SAG-AFTRA members work together to secure the strongest protections for media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
Actors' Equity Association
May 2007
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
Lambda Pi Eta
Sep 2005
Lambda Pi Eta (LPH) is the National Communication Association’s official honor society at four-year colleges and universities. As an accredited member of the Association of College Honor Societies (ACHS), Lambda Pi Eta has active chapters at four-year colleges and universities worldwide. Lambda Pi Eta recognizes, fosters, and rewards outstanding scholastic achievement while stimulating interest in the communication discipline.

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Instructor details
Subject: Acting
Film Acting
Film and TV Acting
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
This teacher is not currently accepting students