Latest Lifestyle

Latest from Lifestyle

January 15, 2019

Ringing in the New Year in Havana, Cuba

by Jack Witt
January 10, 2019

The One New Year’s Resolution You Need to Make

by Cassandra Appleby
January 09, 2019

Puppy Training Time!

by Bethany Wilson
January 07, 2019

Handling Market Volatility

by Lillian Appleby
January 03, 2019

Your FREE Angel Card Reading - January 2019

by Annmari Love
December 31, 2018

What does fast food do to my body?

by Connor Coman
December 28, 2018

Free Monthly Horoscopes - January 2019 - Capricorn

by Maya White
December 21, 2018

FFF - Fabulous Faux Fur

by Mia
December 18, 2018

Anne Frank Inspirations for a Peaceful 2019

by Ask AC
December 17, 2018

2018 Holiday Décor

by Christopher Porikos
December 13, 2018

Teaching Your College-Age Child about Money

by Lillian Appleby
December 12, 2018

“Haiku Your Way to Body Positivity”

by Cassandra Appleby
December 03, 2018

Free Angel Card Reading for December

by Annmari Love
November 29, 2018

What Is Dollar-Cost Averaging?

by Lillian Appleby
November 27, 2018

A Trip to Egypt - Nothing Compares

by Jack Witt
November 16, 2018

Thanksgiving Made Healthy

by Connor Coman
November 16, 2018

Ask AC - Family Holiday Harmony

by Ask AC
November 12, 2018

Geometric Design is More Than You Might Think

by Christopher Porikos
Wednesday, 17 October 2018 01:00

An Interview with *EMMY WINNER FRAN MONTANO*

Written by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

What happens when you mix the genius methods of Acting greats Lee Strasberg, Uta Hagen, Stella Adler & Sandy Meisner

PURE LIQUID SILVER & GOLD TALENT!

And, that's what Mr. Montano is on the look-out for!

If you're looking to be an over-night movie star or wanting that high-profile agent to sign you NOW, then don't waste your time nor Fran's in his office. In his own words, "That's offense to both the craft and industry." He is a believer that, "Training is paramount for any Artist. You are never finished and you are always a work in progress. It takes a lot of work, so be prepared when you come to my class."

I was 'allowed' to sit in on one of those classes and actually participate.

Simply put: YOU WILL SWEAT!

Sitting down briefly before the class, I had a chance to chat with him about his love and passion for his work as an acting educator/professor and coach. I will just say loudly, "HE LOVES BEING A TEACHER OF THE CRAFT!"

fm

---

Waide Riddle- Hey, Fran, thank you for taking time before class to have a word with me... You're from Utica, New York. What was your upbringing like?

Fran Montano- Very conventional. My family just didn't embrace the arts. You were to have a job, a career, as a lawyer, go into business, be a doctor... Hey, I have a Bachelor's in Design & Business.

(He chuckles)

WR- What possessed you to be an Actor?

His answer is firm & grounded.

FM- I fell in Love & I have always been passionately in Love with Acting.

WR- ... I'm convinced... Is there a Life's-event that has impacted you that helps in your acting studies?

FM- Yes. When my dad died ... I was twenty. I completely shut-down emotionally.

WR- Did you personally have an acting teacher?

FM- Edward Kaye-Martin.

WR- What advice do you typically give young & not-so-young actors?

FM- ... The Key to Happiness in Life is to learn how to do what you love to do & learn how to love what you have to do.

Wrap your mind around that answer, eh?

WR- In Life & in Acting, what are you most passionate about?

FM- Truth seeking & truth seekers.

WR- You went from a full-time actor who taught part time, to a full-time teacher... fill it in...

FM- I'm blessed. I'm lucky. I Love what I do.

WR- You are an Emmy award-winning acting coach. What an honor! Tell us about that...

FM- Emmy winner... Six Emmy nominations... in Children’s Programming for coaching and my work in the children’s educational program, “Computer Kids” ... a television series on the Knowledge Television Network... in the NATAS Heartland Region.

WR- What's your favorite color?

FM- Blue.

WR- What's your favorite book/books?

FM- "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. Controversial, yes. Excellent, yes. Informing, yes.

WR- What's your favorite song? Songs?

FM- Favorite songs ... "Your Song" by Elton John, "Don't Worry 'Bout A Thing" by Stevie Wonder, "Greatest Love of All" by George Benson. My favorite song is "My Life" by Billy Joel.

WR- Great selection! Favorite movies?

FM- "The Godfather". All three. And, "It's A Wonderful Life!" ... Now, it's just a few minutes before class. It's time to get warmed up. You're taking the class.

WR- Oh, OK, I am. Thank you for your time, Fran. It's been a pleasure.

FM- It's been exciting!

fm 1

 

Nancy Bianconi, PUBLISHER:  I have known Fran Montano for 18 years and he is a man to be admired for many things.  He has integrity, passion and courage to obtain the unobtainable.  Whether he is coaching an actor, coordinating an event, producing a play or any other endeavor,
FRAN works tirelessly for a win/win outcome.  Don't miss his column on nohoartsdistrict.com

Contact Fran Montano:

The Actors Workout Studio

4735 Lankershim Blvd.,

North Hollywood, CA 91602

Office: 818-766-2171 Email: info@actorsworkout.com http://www.actorsworkout.com

Read 805 times Last modified on Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:55
Waide Aaron Riddle

Waide Aaron Riddle is a native Texan. He is an award-winning poet, writer, screenwriter & hairstylist.

In 2017, his feature comedy-musical screenplay, "Dear Tom Hardy: I love you," won five Gold Awards, seven Finalist Achievements & seven Official Selections.

His short script, "THE WEB," placed TOP 100 Semi-Finalist at Sundance Film Festival 2016 and Winner Best Short Script/Thriller at Film Fest L.A. Live 2017.

In addition, Waide's short scripts, "WICKED WILLOWS" & "Midnight on 6th Street" also Won their divisions at Film Fest L.A. Live 2017.

For fun, Mr. Riddle collects Ryan Gosling pictures. You can Like his FB page Ryan Gosling: The Most Handsome Conglomerate in The World!

Follow Waide:

Twitter @WaideRiddle

Instagram #waideriddle

More in this category: « ***THE GHOST OF RIDGEMOOR DRIVE***

Leave a comment

Do you have an event, video or news to share?  Drop us an email and you may see it on NoHoArtsDistrict.com