Feature Film and Television

The Acting Coach

The movie short “The Acting Coach” bonus movie short is now being submitted to select film festivals.  Visit: www.TheActingCoach.tv

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Made possible by these sponsors (click on names to visit websites): Trademark Insurance Agency, Fearless Networking (Ken P. Marsh), Sikkshades by Eddie Bauer, Jr., JRB Venture Alliance, Lady Z Entertainment, The Entrepreneur Broadcasting Company, C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine, Houston Cast and Crew, Revel Video Production, Dale Johnson, Make-up and Special Effects, Deadworx Comix, and Marketing Dynamics.

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BONUS UPDATE (additional to training):  We producing a movie short to benefit our actors even more.  You still get your scene for your demo reel, but we are creating more value by tying it all together in a short that will also get you IMDB credits and a showcase at select film festivals.  We figure it is the same amount of work, might as well do something with it. Click here to see how the training is shaping up:  MOVIE SHORT (click)

TAKE 2!! November 5th thru November 8th. Review the last training production here <Actor Immersion Training> (jump to this link and discover the value)

Call now to book: 310.801.2561 (Joanna’s direct line in Hollywood) 

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Houston Industry Film Meetup Reception

Sign-up for the next one!  Starring you for 4-days (11/5 through 11/8):

Thursday, Day 1:  Joanna arrives in Houston and tours local agents’ offices and production houses, meet-up for coffee from 2pm to 3:30PM, business networking evening reception (7PM to 11PM) at Fox and Hound, photography, and on-camera interviews with those who attend and her students. Dress up nice.

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Meetup for Coffee from 2PM to 3:30, Thursday 11/5 (click image or link below)

Coffee Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/456508897869333/

Join us 11/5 from 7PM to 11PM (click image or link for more information). Free reception event.

Join us 11/5 from 7PM to 11PM (click image or link for more information).

Mixer Event Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/668660376610537/670098413133400/

Friday, Day 2: Complete acting training before production day (parts being reviewed and assigned now). Call sheets and wardrobe selections and preparation for headshots shoots. Start training with our team now before these dates.

Saturday, Day 3: Intensive production day (total of 6 scenes planned), possible live stream(s), on-set photography, headshots and character shots, and movie production starring you! Craft or lunch provided (depending on your call time).

Sunday, Day 4:  Review of dailies and dynamic speakers to aid your career. Home made Mexican style lunch provided on the patio or indoor dining tables.  Hosted at a gated 3,500 square foot home in League City (formal, kitchen and patio dining).  Dailies to be viewed on an 85″ screen TV in surround sound. Dynamic speakers featuring Houston-Austin SAG-AFTRA 1st Vice President Mykle McCoslin, Rebecca Allen of Rebel Video Production, Dale Johnson of MUAH Houston – Special Effects/Hair/Make-up, and Rod Mitchell, Founder of Houston Cast & Crew and TalkGuests.com.

Affordably priced from $150 to $750. Read what others have said about this incredible training program (below).



SOLD OUT: The Star Maker Option 1: $750 ($2,000 value, probably more) includes mention of your participation at the reception and on social media and 4-day training session, receive photos of your involvement (on-set digital photography, character shots, event shots and headshots), invitation to reception, interviews, demo reel cuts, live-stream participation, behind the scenes video, updated film headshot suitable for printing, lunch during production if on set, and homemade authentic Mexican lunch at Sunday review of dailies and speakers event, and access to all speakers and presenters. When booking send us your headshot and bio to info@JoannaSanchezEntertainment.com
** Other surprises along the way to further your career as we ramp.

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As part of the training some of the actors will get to work with product placement in film. This will be coordinated with the script supervisor, actor, acting coach, marketing, and the director. Stellar performers may get their own pair of these incredible Sikk Shades, visit:  www.Sikkshades.com

 SOLD OUT: The Under Study Option 2: $350 ($1,000 value) to be included in the whole experience as your schedule allows, but does not include output which can be bought later with markups a la carte.

btn_buynowCC_LG STILL AVAILABLE (limited): The Protegé Option 3: $150 for one-hour privates and / or 2-hour small groups or semi-private, and invitation to the reception on Thursday, November 5th (evening) and presenters on Sunday, November 8th (you will be notified of the schedule and location). When you reserve, we will coordinate your training time slot. Kids and adults.

** When Joanna is in town, she is committed to a 24/7 work schedule and can work evenings and all night with those who have erratic schedules or sleep habits. When paying with PayPal, please pay additional on-line processing fee. Thank you.

Download the flyer here:  Joanna Sanchez Enrichment Training Tour


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 OUR DYNAMIC SPEAKERS (Sunday from 1PM to 3PM) – click photo for bio link. Each speaker to speak 30 minutes (20 minute presentation and 10 minute question and answer):

Mykle McCoslin – “The Value of SAG/AFTRA to Your Career”

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Mykle McCoslin

Rebecca Allen – “Real Stories of Working in the Biz for Over 28 Years”

Rebecca Allen

Rebecca Allen – Rebel Video Production

Dale Johnson – “Makeup and Special Effects in Motion Pictures – Glamorize Your Future!”

Dale Johnson, Makeup/Hair/Special Effects

Dale Johnson, Makeup/Hair/Special Effects

Rod Mitchell – “Words of Wisdom from TV Production to Getting Media Attention”


Rod Mitchell founder of Houston Cast & Crew/TalkGuests.com


Hector and Crew

Review of Dailies and Speakers Location

Review of Dailies and Speakers Location – 85″ screen in surround


Cover of C47Houston
Made the Cover of C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine Weekly’s Edition (www.C47Houston.com)

Starke on SetActors Tommy Poynter (Mr. Starke) and Roscoe Lynn (Mr. Betterman) on set (from the last training) – “Memories”

“The most amazing experience of my life! So many great things are about to happen. Joanna Sanchez has a heart of gold and the people she attracts are just as amazing. I’m so grateful to have been apart of this experience and I’m still on Cloud Nine. This has really been a blessing.”

Kendra D. Parker, Actress

“Screenwriters, never allow anyone to diminish your role in the creation of a film; no script, no film. Always remember, you are the beginning of the end, the end being what the public sees on the screen.”

Norman Ray Fitts, Screenwriter

“When I signed up for the United States Marines Corps, we were expected to be prepared to show up anywhere in the world, anytime, for however long the assignment took. If you are dedicated to your career, that kind of commitment will be required to fight for your dream.”

Andy Valadez, Producer

“I have had the opportunity to network and work with some of the GREATEST people in the entertainment industry. Even before this event, Joanna has become someone that I knew I could trust with the art forms that I hold dear and even with a lot of my secrets (I find that your acting coach tends to learn a lot about your life LOL). But because of this, I knew that anyone that Joanna had in her corner has to be as genuine as she is and of course I was proven right. The entire cast and crew were welcoming and open to give and I am honored and forever grateful to have been a part of this journey!!! To everyone involved as no one’s contribution was gone unnoticed…thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU!!!!!”

Jameshia Bankston, Singer/Actor

“I have been a student of Joanna Sanchez for several years and have grown as an actor because of her. She went above and beyond with the Texas Enrichment Training Tour for Actors. Andy Valadez and his family were excellent hosts. The production team and speakers were top-notch. They also gathered a talented set of actors for the acting portion of the event. It was a beneficial experience that will stay with me.”

Benjamin Wadsworth, Actor

“Wow, what a great opportunity to participate in the 4 day Joanna Sanchez Workshop.  A fabulous way to jump back into the acting world and to reconnect with the wonderful actress and drama coach Joanna Sanchez.  The workshop offered so much – coaching, rehearsals, headshots, filming, and an opportunity to meet and learn from others in the entertainment business.  Thank you to Andy Valadez and his family who hosted us and to the wonderful actors and crew we were blessed to work with.”

Cynthe Hughes, Actress

Joanna Sanchez Magazine Feature

Joanna and Andy Producing

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Networking Reception

Meet some of the stars from our last session

One of our dynamic speakers in action. Hector Luna, Publisher of C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine (Take 1 Event)

Our production team:

Producer and Acting Coach Joanna Sanchez
Producer/Executive Producer Andy Valadez
Zulema Nall, Director
Screenplay by Norman Ray Fitts 
Assistant to the Director Rebecca Allen
Director of Photography Anna Brodl
Jim Boy, Story Development/Former Homicide/Fugitives Detail
Billy Dorsey, Music Scoring
Location Trademark Insurance Agency
Marcos and Victoria Nichols, Host for Sunday Dailies and Speaker Review (Homemade Authentic Mexican lunch provided)

OUR DYNAMIC TEAM (click photo for biographies):

Joanna Sanchez, Actor/Producer/Coach

Andy Valadez, Producer Marketing Dynamics

Andy Valadez, Producer, Marketing Dynamics Photo by Sanjay Patel

Zulema Nall, Director/Producer Photo by Guyton Photography

Zulema Nall, Director/Producer
Photo by Guyton Photography

Director of Photography

Anna Brodl, Director of Photography

Scripts by Norman Ray FItts

Scripts by Norman Ray FItts

Scott Frank

Scott Frank, Headshot Photographer

Jim Boy

Billy Dorsey, Music

Billy Dorsey, Music

Sunday Dailies, Speakers and Lunch Host - League City

Sunday Dailies, Speakers and Lunch Host – League City

Victoria Nichols, Host for Sunday

Victoria Nichols, Host for Sunday

Sponsored by:

Lady Z Entertainment
C47Houston News and Entertainment Magazine
Houston Film Industry Meetup (Norman Ray Fitts)
Dale Johnson Makeup Artist
Rebel Video Production
Houston Cast and Crew (Rod Mitchell)
The Entrepreneur Broadcasting Company
Marketing Dynamics
Trademark Insurance Agency
JRB Venture Alliance
Fearless Networking (Ken P. Marsh)
Sikkshades by Eddie Bauer, Jr.
Impeccable Music Group – Billy Dorsey (use of music)
Deadworx Comics
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Joanna Red
Joanna Sanchez is a gifted actress, actor trainer, and seasoned producer and ally to all who are committed to the entertainment industry from Hollywood to New York. Her Hollywood location enables her to be in the know about the mood and movement in “Tinsel Town”, while alerting her students and network to what is happening next in television and film. In that spirit, we are proposing for an encompassing promotional and development program to widen the lens of the local talent and immerse them in a structured path. Joanna’s goal is to bring extreme benefit to her actors’ interests and enable her to have the tools she needs to share her students with her casting directors, producers, and director network in real-time and also advance her students to the next level faster.

Houston Movie Industry Reception for Joann Sanchez


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What the actors gain:

  • Accelerated advancement in all areas, not just acting – confidence, business acumen, work ethic, memory, friendships and memories to last a lifetime, and more!
  • A comprehensive 4-day enrichment immersion that includes access to a film industry reception in a major market (Houston, TX), on-camera interviews, script rehearsal, call sheets and set participation with a solid production team, character, on-set  and headshot photography with wardrobe coordinated on-line via texts and/or e-mail, professional hair and make-up, networking and social media share of their experience, review of their dailies with the director on an 85″ TV with surround sound, catered lunch, and professional speakers to help advance their career.

  • Social media buzz.

  • Work with real movie scripts by Norman Ray Fitts and participate in a real production with call-sheets to capture your trained acting on camera with a real director to add to your demo reel and portfolio,

  • Updated headshots with a scheduled day for your shoot,

  • Customized class based on the level of the actor/actress,

  • Learn what Hollywood Casting Agents and Producers are looking for now in their  productions (the industry changes all of the time),

  • Hear from professional speakers and presenters

  • Grafting into her network and influence group,

  • Knowledge gained from her real-life experiences in Hollywood,

  •  Leverage your opportunities to act and get attached to a film production,

  •  Experiment with new character development beyond the seminar,

  •  Shed the barriers that keep you from embracing the character and bring your experiences, character traits, humor, gifts, ticks, attitudes and emotional depth to “the work” (your true character matters),

  • Sharpened industry essentials: cold-reading, script breakdown, monologues, improvisation, getting booked, industry protocol, tips from the Meisner Technique and more!



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