Jeff Celentano - Film Director, Writer, Actor - Acting
Workshops-Actors Showcase - Writing Workshops
Enrollment now taking place for workshops taught by Film Director,
Jeff Celentano, at The Performers Academy, Orange County's Premier
Academy for Performing Arts. Acting Workshops, Actor's Showcase and
Writing Workshops for Children, Teens, and Adults
(PRWEB) March 4, 2005 -- Jeff Celentano has partnered with The
Performer's Academy, located in Laguna Woods (Hills) California, by
accepting the position of Executive Director of the Drama Program at
A workshop with Jeff is a very special experience. He comes prepared
with hundreds of scenes that are handpicked for each actor based on
their age, personalities and acting ability. Watching his classes
perform their scenes is a good as watching a major feature - his
students are becoming that good.
He has a unique teaching style and ability to inspire his students
to do amazing work. From his youngest group of 5 year olds to his
adult Master's Class, Jeff has been inspiring and creating a new
group of performers right here in Orange County.
Jeff's work is based on the teachings of famed New York acting coach
Stanford Meisner, who taught actors like Robert Duvall, Robert Di
Niro, Jessica Lange and many others.
Jeff studied with Mr. Meisner in New York and has successfully
starred and worked in over 22 feature films, 60 commercials and many
television series. He's won 5 awards including "Best
Director" for his film "GUNSHY" starring Diane Lane
and William Peterson, from the hit TV series, CSI.
Jeff met with immediate success when he turned to directing in 1992.
He staged South Africa's award-winning play "Soweto's
Burning" in Los Angeles where his production attracted awards
as well as being named the Los Angeles Times "Pick of the
Week" for three weeks running.
Celentano's first film, the short, "Dickwad", won both the
"Best Original Comedy" award at the Houston International
Film Festival and the Silver Award at the Philadelphia International
Film Festival in 1994.
Jeff also directed Willaim Bladwin in "primary Suspect",
wrote and directed "Under the Hula Moon" starring Stephen
Baldwin, Emily Lloyd and Chris Penn. His recent release entitled
"Moscow Heat" stars Michael York, Adriam Paul and was shot
entirely in Russia.
Jeff has signed on to direct Soleil Film's "Say It In
Russian". Soliel Film has hired Jeff to cdirect the company's
feature film. "This marks the beginning of production of the
film and we anticipate that we will compete casting by mid-March and
be filing in May," according to Producer and Company President,
Kenneth Eade, "and we feel that Jeff Celentano will increase
our chances of having a commercially successful film." he