The John Hindman Studio

The John Hindman Studio A professional working acting studio in the heart of Theatre Row in Hollywood. This intensive, on-stage, scene study will challenger actors of all levels.
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After eighteen years of teaching John Hindman has opened his own studio in the heart of Hollywood on Theater Row. Using his experience as a writer/director John will guide students through the rigorous and detailed work of character building in an on-going scene study class.

Operating as usual

05/14/2021

I am very excited to be the first guest for The Performer's Mindset drop-in class series. I hope you will join me as Joe and I address creating from a different and grounded perspective. As many of you know, I am always trying to get artists to be more themselves. More authentic. More relaxed. Less of a stranglehold on the outcome. Come hang out with Joe and I and I promise you will leave with tools you can uses. Pay-what-you-can. See you there. https://fb.watch/5uMHBXuaAv/

Zoom Audition Class begins Feb 18. We will be using current scripts and you can also bring in any auditions you might be...
02/05/2021

Zoom Audition Class begins Feb 18. We will be using current scripts and you can also bring in any auditions you might be working on. Now that you are in charge of your audition it should be your best work. This class will show you how. Go to www.johnhindmanstudio.com to sign up. Class size limited.

Zoom Audition Class begins Feb 18. We will be using current scripts and you can also bring in any auditions you might be working on. Now that you are in charge of your audition it should be your best work. This class will show you how. Go to www.johnhindmanstudio.com to sign up. Class size limited.

Legendary actor Jeff Daniels joins our Zoom Screenwriting/Story Structure Class as a guest speaker. We are very excited ...
11/13/2020

Legendary actor Jeff Daniels joins our Zoom Screenwriting/Story Structure Class as a guest speaker. We are very excited to talk to Jeff as not only a writer but as an award-winning playwright. Sign up now for this very special class. Tuesday's Nov 24-Dec 22nd 7-9pm. More info at johnhindmanstudio.com

Oscar Winning Editor William Goldenberg joins us for a Q and A in the SCREENWRITING/STORY STRUCTURE CLASS. The best ZOOM...
11/12/2020

Oscar Winning Editor William Goldenberg joins us for a Q and A in the SCREENWRITING/STORY STRUCTURE CLASS. The best ZOOM class you will ever take. Tuesdays 7-9 pm Nov 24th-Dec22nd. Get more info at johnhindmanstudio.com

Join Kevin Messick (Vice, The Big Short, HBO's Succession) as we discuss what makes a screenplay work! Kevin is just one...
11/10/2020

Join Kevin Messick (Vice, The Big Short, HBO's Succession) as we discuss what makes a screenplay work! Kevin is just one of the guests for this five week Screenwriting/Story Structure Zoom Class. Sign up today at Johnhindmanstudio.com

SCREENWRITING/ STORY STRUCTURE IS BACK! Nov 24-Dec 22 Tuesdays 7-9pm.  Amazing guests like Academy Award Nominated Produ...
11/10/2020
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SCREENWRITING/ STORY STRUCTURE IS BACK! Nov 24-Dec 22 Tuesdays 7-9pm. Amazing guests like Academy Award Nominated Producer Kevin Messick (Succession, Vice) and Marvel Writer Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame). Go to Johnhindmanstudio.com for all the details on this five week Zoom class.

Study acting with a working, award winning Writer/Director and top level industry guests in Hollywood at the John Hindman Studio.

When you get to the deepest possible emotional truth you are no longer acting. Scene Study starts Feb. 11th. Audience al...
02/02/2020

When you get to the deepest possible emotional truth you are no longer acting. Scene Study starts Feb. 11th. Audience always welcome.

WRITING IS NOT AS HARD AS NOT WRITING.IF YOU KNOW HOW STORIES FUNCTION THEN YOU CAN PLUG YOUR IDEA INTO A TEMPLATE THAT ...
05/17/2019

WRITING IS NOT AS HARD AS NOT WRITING.

IF YOU KNOW HOW STORIES FUNCTION THEN YOU CAN PLUG YOUR IDEA INTO A TEMPLATE THAT EXISTS. IF YOU DON'T KNOW, YOUR IDEA WILL SLOWLY WITHER AWAY.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN YOU CANT WRITE. IT JUSTMEANS THAT YOU DON'T KNOW HOW STORIES WORK.

COME FIND OUT...

SCREENWRITING/STORY STRUCTURE WORKSHOP 5/28-6/18. DETAILS AND CLASS CURRICULUM  AT JOHNHINDMANSTUDIO.COM
05/17/2019

SCREENWRITING/STORY STRUCTURE WORKSHOP 5/28-6/18. DETAILS AND CLASS CURRICULUM AT JOHNHINDMANSTUDIO.COM

You moved here to work as an actor. And to work, you need to stand out. To stand out, you have to be better than the oth...
05/06/2019

You moved here to work as an actor. And to work, you need to stand out. To stand out, you have to be better than the other guy. To be better than the other guy, you need to be more truthful.


You must dig deeper. We'll show you how.

09/10/2018
OPENING NIGHT FILM!
09/10/2018

OPENING NIGHT FILM!

"John has been my greatest teacher over the years. He is not only incredible from an acting standpoint, but his knowledg...
07/20/2018

"John has been my greatest teacher over the years. He is not only incredible from an acting standpoint, but his knowledge of storytelling from a writing standpoint makes him an even more knowledgeable and even greater teacher. Since working with him, I have grown exponentially, my work escalated, and I began working non-stop. It is a gift to call him my teacher" - Jade Tailor "The Magicians"

On- Camera Audition Class Begins 7-26.

I saw a lovely show tonight by a lovely person, "Gloria" by Amy Amy- Louise Waller. Inventive and heartbreaking and more...
06/17/2018

I saw a lovely show tonight by a lovely person, "Gloria" by Amy Amy- Louise Waller. Inventive and heartbreaking and more importantly, a story that made me question my own life and choices. Amy's clever and graceful performance left me with the feeling that maybe some people's true strength comes from kindness, decency, and sincerity. If that's not what's worth protecting I'm not sure what is. I have wanted to see this show for a long time and am glad I did.

06/06/2018
JHS PROMO

6/12 NEW SESSION OF SCENE STUDY

John was away the last couple weeks being awesome working with Angela Bassett on an awards ceremony at Disney Hall.

Keep your instrument SHARP!!

Only a few spots left for the upcoming session so please email [email protected] to sign up!

Come to drink. FREE audit of the audition class -- Tomorrow 11AM.
05/16/2018

Come to drink. FREE audit of the audition class -- Tomorrow 11AM.

STUDY. THE. CRAFT. Free Scene Study audit tonight -- 7PM
05/15/2018

STUDY. THE. CRAFT. Free Scene Study audit tonight -- 7PM

Find yourself. Scene Study & Audition Classes available.
05/14/2018

Find yourself. Scene Study & Audition Classes available.

Come test yourself against THE BEST.Next Round of Scene Study starts May 1st. 7pm.
04/28/2018

Come test yourself against THE BEST.
Next Round of Scene Study starts May 1st. 7pm.

Get in your FREE AUDIT tonight!! And watch work from these great plays!
04/24/2018

Get in your FREE AUDIT tonight!! And watch work from these great plays!

04/23/2018

Spots for Scene Study are going fast!!! Only 3 remaining. Still on the fence? Come this Tuesday for a FREE audit.

Sign-ups for next AUDITION CLASS start now!!! Email: johnhindmanstudio@gmail.com to sign up. Space is limited. Next clas...
04/12/2018

Sign-ups for next AUDITION CLASS start now!!! Email: [email protected] to sign up. Space is limited. Next class begins 4/19

04/07/2018
In The Moment

In The Moment

Marlon Brando on acting and Stella Adler

" I no longer know how to read or to study or to think or to memorize without inviting Stella into my consciousness. Stella, you see, taught me how a play was built, how ideas were inserted as if they were bricks and windows and cornices and buttresses; how characters were inserted to allow light or shadow or a better view; how a playwright transmitted thoughts and ideas, and how actors were then empowered, required, to pick up those thoughts and ideas and transmit them to both their fellow players and to an audience.

She taught me everything.

All actors, I believe, arrive eager and alive but dumb: They don't really understand anything outside of their desire to act, to be seen, to be understood, to bring understanding to others. I was particularly dumb, because I had come from a background, from a habit, of expression, of acting out, of feeling and thinking things, and I did not have a foundation of literature, of philosophy, of art, of music. I was a big, beautiful, blank sheet of paper, as Stella told me, and it was my job to impress on this blank page some notes, some thoughts--to make an impression. She would help me, she said, but she could not make it happen; she could not make me into an actor; she could not make me sensitive or intelligent.

What she could do, she said, and what she emphatically would do, was kick me out of her class and her life if I did not subscribe to her standards, did not appear to be working at my highest potential, if my page remained blank.

She was a tough, brilliant, beautiful teacher.

She taught me everything."

- Marlon Brando
(From James Grissom's book, "Follies of God")

*Footage from Stevan Riley's wonderful documentary, "Listen To Me, Marlon"

Come see a night of good theatre. 7PM at The Blank Theatre. Auditors always welcome and always free.
03/28/2018

Come see a night of good theatre. 7PM at The Blank Theatre. Auditors always welcome and always free.

"Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live.....
03/27/2018

"Our lived lives might become a protracted mourning for, or an endless tantrum about, the lives we were unable to live....But the exemptions we suffer, whether forced or chosen, make us who we are."

The character you are playing was a child once. That’s when the fuse was lit. You’re what happened when they grew up.
03/27/2018

The character you are playing was a child once. That’s when the fuse was lit. You’re what happened when they grew up.

A reminder that sometimes the feeling of difficulty is not an indicator that we should leave an ambition or abandon ours...
03/27/2018

A reminder that sometimes the feeling of difficulty is not an indicator that we should leave an ambition or abandon ourselves, but rather dig our heels in deeper, and keep going...

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