Connie Lamothe is a popular veteran and award-winning actress and director of independent films and she is also an acting and modeling coach for children and teens in the Northern Virginia area. Connie is excited to be directing and producing a new educational show for Fairfax County Public Access Television called CCL Young Actors' Studio that will air for the first time in early September 2014. The show will pair newcomers like 10-year-old singer, actor, dancer Gianna Jones with veteran actors like Brian St. August formerly of As the World Turns and other local films, and national commercials. The show will teach acting, storytelling, and filmmaking to both participants and viewers. The veteran actors will give tips and "how to" advice on each episode so that viewers will learn the hands-on of really getting into the business. Additionally, each episode will give the young actors on the show an opportunity to discover the breadth of their talent.
"A very important part of my show are my writers. Mother-daughter duo, Lisa and Madeline Mikitarian of Woodstock, Virginia are writing brilliant scripts for each episode," Connie said. "With Jerry Moore of Jerry Moore Productions behind the camera and co-producing with me, lively scripting, and talent veterans paired with the young newcomers, I believe we'll have an outstanding show, "Connie said.
Connie selected Fairfax County Public Access to air CCL Young Actors' Studio because its shows are quality and it has the potential of a huge viewing audience as it reaches over a million homes in Fairfax County.
"I'm hopeful that Young Actors' Studio will encourage a large number of local young people to follow their dream of being on TV or in film," she said.
"You will see by watching that encouragement and praise will help the young actors to gain tremendous confidence each time they step in front of the camera," she said.
Patience and kindness are lacking on sets when time is of the essence and budgets are tight.
"Too often, beginners are criticized and then they quickly lose faith in themselves. I'm thankful that I can be a part of helping them to get a foothold in the tough and demanding business of acting," she said.
CCL Young Actors' Studio will teach talent how to sing, act, and dance for TV and film. If you are a young actor interested in being on the show or being managed by Connie's CCL Talent, contact her at www.CCLProductionsandTalent.com.