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Executive summary

 

Executive Summary

Founded in 2017, Acting the Biz has been providing performance improvement solutions for Actors and performers and creating breakthroughs for organizations and individuals both nationally and internationally.  We provide, customized services to large and small companies, colleges, and schools. Our area of expertise include:

 

  • The business side of acting

  • How to audition like a professional

  • How to get an agent

  • How to break down a script

  • A modern approach to the acting method

  • How to use improv to expand your social skills

  • How auditioning will help with test anxiety.

 

We deliver workshops, public seminars, one on one coaching, and motivational keynote presentations. We have been to 20 states, Germany, Puerto Rico, Austria, and Italy.  We have worked on over 200 performances from Television and Film to Theater and Commercials.

Motivational and Keynote Speaking Topics

  • How to get an agent

  • How to break into the acting business

  • How to Audition like a professional

  • How to generate your own auditions

Workshops

  • INTRO TO IMPROV

  • IMPROV FOR ACTORS

  • HOW TO BREAK DOWN A SCRIPT

  • COLD READING TECHNIQUES

The Acting the Biz Philosophy

 

Armando Leduc is a dedicated, passionate and people-focused professional who believes in creating breakthroughs and stand out performances.  It’s not lip service. We create partnerships with our students because we believe that training and coaching is more than merely an event. We believe in application-based training.  We believe in performance modification and improvement. Our sessions are more than just workshops! We want to improve your results!

 

Why Acting the Biz

 

Number One, we are a performance improvement company.  We provide the plus by creating high-energy, empowering learning environments.  We provide solutions to help performers achieve the awesome outcomes and results you desire.  

 

We create discovery moments before, during and after the session through our extensive preperation and needs assessment work, experiential and participant-driven training and coaching approach and post-session follow-ups.  We strive for empowerment and transfer of training. We measure our results.


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PUBLIC SPEAKER

ARMANDO LEDUC

AMERICAN ACTOR/FILMMAKER/

MUSICIAN/WRITER

Authority on performing and acting, and writer of several award winning films.

A boldly innovative thinker providing a unique perspective to the entertainment industry.

 

Armando Leduc is a rare individual – actor, filmmaker, musician, and business maven – who sees the common struggles of performers and solves the issues with a fresh perspective.

  • CEO, Leduc Entertainment production company, Acting the Biz, and DATBAND

  • Featured in Green Lantern, Prisonbreak, Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger, Focus, and When the Game Stands Tall

  • Performed on the mainstage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

  • Writer and Director of several award winning films: Bourbon Whiz, Mr. Right Now,  and Last Spring Break

  • Speaker at Wizard World Comic Con, The Cool Cooperative as well as several high schools.

  • Winner of Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Wedding Band in New Orleans

BACKGROUND

Armando Leduc is an American actor, filmmaker and musician. He is best known for his roles in Valor as FBI Agent Perez and as Raul Laura in When the Game Stands Tall and a recipient of several acting awards. He currently resides in New Orleans with his wife Shauna Rappold Leduc who is also an actress that’s been featured in American Horror Story and Fantastic Four.  They currently do a weekly show called Acting The Biz, which is a show dedicated to helping actors navigate this complex and difficult business. His clients include such actors as Jason Mitchell who is best know for Easy E in Straight Outta Compton, Jamie Bernstein who was a recurring character in the show Preacher, and Jessica Johnson who was featured in the hilarious comedy Girls Trip.  Understanding the pressures of the acting business, Armando is a popular speaker. Armando brings his unique business mind to the acting profession. He is represented by The People Store. A global thinker he attributes his ability to see the “big picture” to his cross-cultural education and upbringing. Raised in Germany, Armando brings a unique global perspective to the every day challenges of work and life.

 

RAVE REVIEWS

 

The information Armando gives in his webinar Acting The Biz, is invaluable! He is honest, straightforward and knowledgeable. I realize now that I can achieve success if I work hard and have the right mindset. Anyone trying to break into the acting business should take this webinar!

KIM VICKERS


 

I attended this Seminar in New Orleans, Both of these instructor's have been in the industry for quite some time. The thing about this business is that there is a lot of terrible information given to those who don't know any better about the film industry. Armando and Shauna Leduc tackle this with in the seminar and it can help you, whether you are a beginner or a veteran, and if you just need to know a little bit more about the business side of things. I highly recommend you take this seminar if you are serious about your career. Not only can it give you great information about how to navigate the business in your favor it will also get you motivated!

AARON ROMANO

 

This was a great seminar. As a parent of an aspiring actress, I did not know where to start or what I needed to know to support my child's dream. Armando and Shauna did am excellent job breaking down the business, offering insightful information, and pointing me in the right direction while also offering valuable services. I am so glad I attended.

ZENIA VELAZQUEZ


Armando and Shauna are a dynamic team who capitalize on their knowledge of both the business and skill required to succeed in this industry. They are exceedingly gracious with their time, energy, and resources and make it abundantly clear that they are invested in helping their clients achieve their goals!

AMBER MILLER

Had a productive evening attending ActingtheBiz seminar ,it was a pleasure meeting Armando and Shauna who shared valuable information about the craft that inspires me to push forward and keep going on my acting career , you can feel their passion for the craft ,Highly recommend attending I look forward to working with you .Thanks much.

MARIAM MANSOUR


 

Acting The Biz Services

Motivational and Keynote Speaking Topics

  • How to get an agent

  • How to break into the acting business

  • How to Audition like a professional

  • How to generate your own auditions

Workshops

  • INTRO TO IMPROV

  • IMPROV FOR ACTORS

  • HOW TO BREAK DOWN A SCRIPT

  • COLD READING TECHNIQUES

PRICING

KEYNOTE - $6,000

CONVENTION TOPICS - $2000

SCHOOLS - $250