The Arts and Entertainment Magazine has just learned that Producer Michael Haney (see our January 2012 issue), who we have interviewed last year, now has become an acting coach in Florida. His school, The Palm Beach Acting School, is up and running, but there is limited availability for enrollment.
The school is located at:
PALM BEACH ACTING SCHOOL
1263 South Military Trail, #6
West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Classes are ongoing – can start any week!
Call Mr. Haney for additional dates and times – (561) 667-1298
Asked about the type of training he offers, Mr. Haney said “My personal mission is to build the best acting school possible. Toward that end my objective is to train so many students, so well, that actors from South Florida develop the same prestige now given to those in Hollywood. This is certainly an attainable goal, especially recognizing the industry support being offered in our area! ”
As per his credentials Michael quoted, “It has been said that it takes 20 years to be great at your work…acting is no exception! During my years in the film industry I have held the positions of actor, director, producer, writer, assistant director, videographer, video editor, assistant video editor, production assistant, grip, photo double, stand-in and background actor.”
He added, ” For nearly a decade, I performed as a principal cast member in Hollywood’s longest running play; “WELCOME HOME SOLDIER”. Also, for many years I trained under the direction of Jeff Goldblum, Robert Carnegie, Tony Savant and J. D. Coburn, at one of the largest, most respected and highly recommended acting schools in Los Angeles, California, “PLAYHOUSE WEST”. I have worked with noted actors James Woods, Tom Hanks, Raul Julia, Mercedes Ruehl, Andy Garcia, James Franco, Mark Pellegrino, Billy Crystal, and Jason Alexander. Some of the directors I worked with are Steven Spielberg, Robert Zemeckis, Oliver Stone, David Steinberg, David Mirkin, Neil Leifer, Ami Mann, Mick Jackson and Joe Adler.”
Asked about his performances in the cinema he stated, “I have appeared in Catch Me If You Can, Nixon, Indictment-The McMartin Trial, Contact, Coneheads, The Bachelor, General’s Daughter, Next Door, For Better or Worse, Dawn of our Nation, The Witness, Case Breakers, Outlaw, Clinton & Nadine, Space Marines, Trading Hearts , Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, General Hospital, The Edge, Designing Women & Miami Vice TV series. The film studios I worked at are MGM, 20th Century Fox, Universal, Paramount, Warner Brothers, Sony Pictures, Lime Lite Studios, Dania Films, Multi Media Productions & Newman Films.”
He firmly believes that great actors need great training. “Simply reading this or any other written material on acting will not teach you to become an actor, any more than reading a book on flying will teach you to pilot an aircraft. I know this from personal experience as I have done both, and acting is infinitely harder!” he stated.
We wish Michael much luck in his endeavor and know that many young and aspiring actors will be flocking to his school to hone their skills for their chosen careers !