Category Archives: Opportunities & Workshops

Find opportunities including paid and volunteer work around the area. Also find workshops to increase your experience and skills.

Opportunity 2020: Sundance Film Festival Volunteers

Hey everyone, our friends at the Sundance Institute are opening up their volunteer application for the upcoming Sundance Film Festival, held January 23-Feb. 3, 2020 in Park City, UT. Volunteering with Sundance means being in the heart of the action, getting behind the scenes and gaining real hands-on experience. This is a really great opportunity, and something that can be added to your resume!

If you are interested in applying or learning about volunteering, please click here.

If you are planning on applying to be a Sundance volunteer, please also let BYU know! If we get a large enough group of student volunteers, then the group can get free access to workshops, panels, and other great experiences at Sundance. But we need to know who is planning on volunteering, so once you apply to Sundance, please fill out this form to let us know.

2019 Workshop: The Actors Workshop with Michael Flynn

June Workshop. June 10 through June 24. Mon/Wed/Fri, 6:00-10:00 pm, for a total of 7 sessions. Cost $299. TMG Owner/Agent Vickie Panek and Casting Associate Robert Andrus will be guests.
If you want to hone your audition skills and do some great scene work… sign up to work with Michael Flynn.
All your work will be on camera and will be uploaded to Flynn‘s website so you can watch it, break it down on your own and learn from it.
Flynn will work with you for the first six sessions. He’ll cover auditions in the first session. Move on to a couple monologues. Then follow up with scene work. Something like that. He may adjust the schedule depending on what you want to work on.
Flynn will edit your scenes for the seventh and final session with Vickie and Robert, during which they will give you feedback on your work.
It’s a great opportunity to show Robert and Vickie your work and be able to ask questions and get valuable input on not only your work but on the Utah film industry.
If this fits into your schedule, jump in. Hard work and results lie ahead. If you want to be a better actor, come join us.

2019 Workshop: Actors in Action – Voice Over Workshop

World-Class Acting Training Right Here in Salt Lake held by Linda Bearman! This 5-hour voiceover workshop is designed to acclimate the newcomer as well as up the game of the seasoned VO artist. Linda Bearman, VO coach and veteran of the industry guides artists through breaking into the business, finding your niche, seeing what it really takes to make a great demo and how to market yourself, plus much more. Join us and get your VO career on track!

Saturday, Sept 14th from 11am to 4pm
Black Box Studio 740 W. 1700 S., Suite 5
Salt Lake City, Utah 84104
Cost $75

Sign up here!


Opportunity 2019: Explore China for Free with Gotoco!

Interested in traveling abroad this summer? Join Gotoco in China to gain a TEFL certificate and useful work experience in teaching, education and activity leadership. No prior experience in China, Chinese or teaching is required—just a passion for education and travel.


  • earn a TEFL certificate (Teaching of English as a Foreign Language)
  • explore China and its diverse culture
  • learn some Mandarin, and take part in fun cultural exchange activities
  • gain valuable work experience and references
  • begin a summer of backpacking across Asia
  • give Chinese students the chance to experience a new style of teaching
  • see stunning scenery, including the Karst mountains around Yangshuo, Guangxi
  • check our website for more information:

*We hope to boost the number of BYU students taking part this year, so they are reserving 10 positions for any students that apply with this link:

**Gotoco is a social enterprise focused on boosting a broad range of cultural exchange and exploration opportunities between China and the West. One of our main projects is our annual China Summer Camp TEFL Teaching project. This is a FREE and FUNDED opportunity offered to 500 students per year from across the US, Canada, and the UK. All participants on this program are provided with free TEFL certification, meals, accommodation, beginner Chinese lessons and a 5-day tour of our base in the beautiful mountains of Yangshuo – a small town not far from the Vietnamese border. This is an excellent way to undertake useful work experience while exploring a fascinating country.

***On a summer program in China you will teach English or lead outdoor activities to help Chinese students (usually from 7-16 years of age) grow in confidence, develop their language skills and foster soft skills which will be invaluable to them throughout their life. You will receive TEFL training online prior to departure, and will work towards your TEFL certificate during your time in China, with the time you spend in the classroom building up your teaching experience. These skills will be extremely useful in any career you wish to purse, and an understanding of Chinese culture will be vital to your international career.

For more info, please check out the following website:, or email

Opportunity 2019: Theatre Teaching Skills

Dearest TMA Students,

We hope the end of your semesters are treating you well!  Before classes break for Spring/Summer, we wanted to make you aware of some exciting classes offered in our department.

Do you want to learn how to teach acting and other theatre skills? Check out the following!

  • TMA 276 (Explorations of Teaching): This is an introductory class for teaching theatre—not just for public schools, but for theatre companies or conservatories. If you’ve EVER thought about teaching as a part of your art form (acting, design, directing, critical theory, etc.), this is the class for you! Please message Kris Jennings for instructions on how to register for this class.
  • TMA 315 R Sec 009 (Acting Pedagogy)  Are you a director who wants more tools when working with actors?  Are you an actor who wants to explore more skills in your art?  Will you ever teach acting to students or actors? This highly participatory class focuses on exploring different acting teachers and their methods.

We also offer these classes for students in any major. Some pre-reqs may be required. Click on the links below for class description.

For further questions or instructions on registering, please feel free to email

Best of luck with the end of the semester!!

Julia Ashworth
Kris Jennings
Teresa Love
Amy Jensen

Workshop 2019: Actors in Action – Voice Over Training

Actors In Action
Professional Actor Training

World-Class Acting Training Right Here in Salt Lake!


Voice Over Workshop
with Linda Bearman

Saturday 18 May 2019
11:00am to 4:00pm
Tuition: only $55!

Sign Up
That’s right! Five full hours of instruction on VO work by Linda Bearman, a leading VO coach in the West Coast Area.

If you want to learn about how to get into VO or you want to up your already established VO game, you won’t want to miss this!

This 5-hour voiceover workshop is designed to acclimate the newcomer as well as up the game of the seasoned VO artist. Linda Bearman, VO coach and veteran of the industry guides artists through how to break into the business, how to find your niche, to what it really takes to make a great demo and how to market yourself, plus much more. Join us and get your VO career on track!

Linda Bearman has 30+ years of experience in the VO industry. She currently coaches voiceover artists from the aspiring to those who are highly-established in the field. Her focus is on teaching the craft of voiceover to her students as well as implementing innovative marketing strategies for their maximum success. Linda’s study of the performing arts started as a child in Italy, continuing with performances and studies in the USA and abroad, most notably with the Arena Stage (Washington DC), Actors Studio (NYC) and National Theatre of Great Britain (London).  She holds a BFA in Acting and has worked in most capacities of stage and screen leading her to the position of VO agent at the prestigious commercial talent agency, SBV, Inc. (Los Angeles) and then as a co-founder/agent and owner of TMG, Inc. (SLC).  Linda resides in Las Vegas and spends much of her time in Los Angeles where she maintains relationships with colleagues and friends assuring her the most up-to-date knowledge about the voiceover industry.
Sign Up!

  • BREAKING into the business, GROWING it, and EXCELLING
  • Knowing who and what styles are in trend
  • Where do YOU fit?
  • All that is expected from you as a professional VO actor
  • Your demos, representation, marketing and branding to launch or ramp up your career
  • And more . . .

Come learn, have fun, exercise and flex your acting muscles!

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Other AIA News:
Industry Night was a screaming success!

(Pictured below:) Robert Andrus, Jeff Johnson’s Casting Associate, and Johnna Call, Agent from TMG were our guests. Our students got to audition in front of them and get feedback! It was super helpful and super fun. Next Industry Night (June 27th) we will most likely have Jeff Johnson himself and two agents from McCarty!