Meet Elaine Williams in a Free Seminar on Friday!

In anticipation of Elaine William’s upcoming class, Elaine will be teaching a free seminar on Friday, Nov 10th at 7pm.

RSVP 310-451-3311 or

Meet Elaine, learn about the Studio, and see the beginning of the Meisner technique in action!

Now enrolling for Elaine’s fall Meisner Class!



Audit DW Brown’s Film Master Class!

AUDIT DW Brown’s Film Master Class THIS WEEKEND! 

Click here to get a taste of what DW will cover in the Master Class!

The event is at 1416 Electric Ave, Venice, CA. 

Sat. Nov. 4th and 11th, 10am-6pm: $30/day in advance, $40/day at door (cash only at door)



Thank You For Your Service

We’re so excited for the release of alum Jason Hall’s film, Thank You For Your Service. Jason wrote and directed this Dreamworks Pictures’ film starring Miles Teller. 

Excerpt from Deadline Hollywood:

Thanks to writer-director Jason Hall, we have a new entry in this subgenre, Thank You For Your Service, and it is a powerful, unsentimental, sometimes hard to watch but always gripping tale of an Iraq battalion gearing up to fight another battle — the one to find their way home…Hall, Oscar nominated for his screenplay to Clint Eastwood’s big 2014 hit American Sniper, adapts David Finkel’s 2013 book of the same name that was a sequel of sorts to his Pulitzer Prize-winning The Good Soldiers, in which he was embedded with a battalion of soldiers. 


Acting is a Life Of Sacrifice…Are You Truly Ready?

Acting is a Life Of Sacrifice…Are You Truly Ready?

For someone who has professed a passion for acting, the question, “Do you really want to act?” will result in an unwavering respond that it’s their dream and that it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do.


Suggested watch from Baron Brown Teacher, Elaine Williams

This Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown is a must for every artist and storyteller. I revisit it often for inspiration and a few well needed laughs of recognition. As she says…”Connection is why we are here.” Enjoy!

– Elaine Williams, Senior Meisner Teacher at Baron Brown Studio

Watch: The Power of Vulnerability by Brené Brown 



Why Acting Is so Much More Than It Appears to Be

By D.W. Brown and Joanne Baron | Posted Sept. 20, 2017, 10 a.m. from Backstage Magazine

For many people, acting appears to be people talking while sometimes getting emotional—basically, they think it’s someone on screen or stage being themselves. Which is why so many people think they can do it. They say, “Acting is only hard because you have to memorize lines.


Now Enrolling for Fall Classes!

Be prepared for pilot season with the Meisner Technique! Call 310-451-3311 or email



NOW ENROLLING – DW Brown’s Film Master Class

D.W. Brown’s Film Acting Master Class This class is held at a state of the art 100 seat theater over a five day period and focuses on acting for the camera. Students perform and film scenes which they will review with D.W. Brown.

DATES: November 4, 5, 11, 12.


‘Non-Doing’ in Acting and the Alexander Technique

by Alexander Technique teacher, Michael Frederick
As students of the Sanford Meisner work at the Baron Brown Studio, how many times have you been told to “trust the work” especially in relation to your emotional preparation? The difficulty is that we very rarely trust.  We cleverly try and manipulate our emotional preparation and the corresponding action at the very last moment. This lack of trust is born out of our fear of not being right or being criticized by the acting teacher or even worse…self-criticism.


Actors…Why Are You Acting?

by Baron Brown Meisner teacher, Sharon Hogg

I had a great conversation with an old student of mine the other night.  From time to time we have our heady conversations about the world at large, its victories and failures and boy oh boy, was there a lot to talk about in light of all that has been happening around us…racial and religious turmoil, our presidential hopefuls, mental illness and ignorance and on the wind down, our beloved, “Art”….the “Art” of acting.