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Teaching Artist • Private Coach • Screenwriting Mentor

“Marlane always comes in completely prepared. I always know her choices will be the most interesting, fresh and thoughtful. She has grace coming into a room and grace when she exits and she always makes a wonderful impression on directors which I really appreciate.”


WENDY O’BRIEN, WENDY O’BRIEN CASTING: SONS OF ANARCHY,

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD, ITS ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA

Acting for the Camera

Perfect for the actor who wants to get started in film and television, this private coaching focuses on the basics of the business and delves into the technical requirements of acting in today's digital world - as well as what makes each performer unique! Hourly rates and lesson packages available.


Business Topics include:

  • Audition format

  • Choosing headshots

  • Building a resume

  • Cutting a reel

  • Connecting with casting directors

  • Technical aspects of self-tapes


Acting Topics include:

  • Personal aptitudes

  • Physicality and breathing

  • Working with props

  • Emotional connection

  • Arc of a scene

  • Theatre to Film adjustments

  • And much more!

“Marlane knows how to impress in the audition room with strong, specific choices and a fully-formed character. I’m consistently impressed with her thoughtful take on roles, always bringing her individual sensibility

while keeping the tone appropriate for the project."


ELIZABETH BARNES, ELIZABETH BARNES CASTING: GLOW - NETFLIX, LETHAL WEAPON, REVENGE - ABC (no relation)

Stage to Screen

Marlane earned a Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Texas at Austin, so she knows the unique challenges of translating theatre acting abilities to film and television.

With so many of the opportunities to be a working actor happening on the big and small screens, Marlane has taught courses and workshops at universities and regional theatres aimed at helping already talented actors launch their film and television careers as well as students who just want to enrich their lives through the arts.

Courses

  • Acting for the Camera - Graduate

  • Acting for the Camera - Teens and Youth

  • Acting I - Undergraduate

  • Voice and Speech - Undergraduate


Contact to bring her to your program!

"After working with Marlane, I now walk into casting offices with confidence that I am professional and know what I'm doing... I have gotten several callbacks at a Casting Agency [in Austin] that had not looked at me before. Now they keep calling me in. This is a true story. Thank you.”


MISCHA, MFA ACTING CANDIDATE: UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS

Filmmaking Collaborator

Marlane has mentored on every level of the filmmaking process, including:


  • Producer for short films + independent pilots

  • Script editor for prominent competition and coverage company

  • Consultant at post-production screenings

  • Programming associate for film festivals

  • Narrative jury member at film festivals


Resume and recommendations avail.

Contact for coverage rates and other collaboration inquiries!

NARRATIVE JUROR 2019, 2020, & 2021