Workshop & Panels

As part of its dedication to further developing and growing the film industry in San Antonio the Film Commission provides workshops and panels for local film professionals. To get notifications of these events, be sure to sign up for our FilmSA e-newsletter for the most up-to-date information.

Actor's Gym - San Antonio, Tx

Key Dates
  • Auditions – October 12, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m and October 13, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m at 115 Plaza de Armas.
  • Screenplay Deadline – October 15
  • Actor’s Gym – Mondays and Tuesdays (Two Separate Classes of 10 People Each A Week), For Five Weeks, Starting the Week of October 30 and Ending the Week of November 27

What is Actor’s Gym – San Antonio?   Brought to you by the Center for the Cinematic Arts, Inc., Actor’s Gym – San Antonio affords actors the opportunity to gain on-set experience in a safe and supportive environment, while working within a real set environment and with an award-winning crew. Actor’s Gym – San Antonio also provides local screenwriters an opportunity to get paid for their scripts to be used during the five-week, intensive workshop as well as be recognized by the San Antonio Film Commission. The best part – through the support of the San Antonio Film Commission – Actor’s Gym – San Antonio is being offered FREE for selected participants!

During Actor’s Gym.   San Antonio, actors will learn film technique and theory by practicing every week (hitting marks, matching shot size, physical and emotional continuity, etc.), while working selected scenes from local San Antonio screenwriters. How it works:

  • You get your scene 24 hours in advance, just like an audition, or sometimes, a job.
  • You show up off-book and prepared.
  • We rehearse, block, light, then shoot the scene one close-up per actor.
  • The following week you watch the edited scene on the big screen for notes and critique. That same night we shoot new ones.
  • You keep the edited scenes.
  • This type of immediate turnaround and feedback allows for exponential growth.

Don’t wait to be on set to learn your craft – get involved today!

I’m An Actor – How Do I Get Involved?   Actor’s Gym will hold two, in-person auditions for San Antonio actors to participate in Actor’s Gym – San Antonio. These auditions will be held October 12, 3:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m and October 13, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m at 115 Plaza de Armas. Each actor must choose one drama and one comedic scene from the following selection for their audition: FemalesComedy Scene #1 or #2 and Drama Scene #1 or #2. MalesComedy Scene #1 or #2 and Drama Scene #1 or #2.

Please note: this is an exclusive and intensive workshop that requires dedication to the entire five-week course. Selected actors must be ready and able to participate in the entire five-week course.

A total of 20 total actors will be selected and assigned a course date of either Mondays or Tuesdays. Each workshop will have 10 actors each, with the courses running the weeks of October 30 through November 27. The workshop will be held between 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. in a variety of locations, with participants notified of each week’s location and timing in advance of the class.

I’m A Screenwriter – How Do I Get Involved?   As a screenwriter, you can submit your screenplays for a chance for your work to be used for scenes during Actor’s Gym – San Antonio to train and prepare local actors. If selected, you will be paid for your screenplay(s), the Actor’s Gym will use your work during its five-week, intensive actors’ training courses, and you will be recognized as a selected screenwriter by the San Antonio Film Commission. Submit your best 2 – 2 ½ page drama and comedy scripts to by 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, October 15 for a chance to participate.