Working with actors and achieving good performances

During his talk Barry will cover topics as Modern American Acting History; Difference between film and theater acting; The difference between result and creative direction; Casting; Questions from the audience. 

About Barry Primus

Barry Primus started his career with the acclaimed directors Elia Kazan and Harold Clurman. Throughout a long film career consisting of more than 50 movies, Barry has worked with Martin Scorsese, Sydney Pollack, Mark Rydell, James Toback, Roger Cormen, Paul Mazursky and Roger Vadim. He also had a role in Righteous Kill with Al Pacino and Robert De Niro, American Hustle, and Grudge Match. Barry also co-wrote and directed Mistress starring Robert De Niro.

For over 20 years, Barry has taught acting and directing internationally in Moscow, Kiev, at the Lito Cruz Studio in Argentina as well as at acclaimed schools including UCLA, LMU, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, Maine Media Workshops and AFI. Barry has also privately coached top stars for major roles. He is a member of the Actors’ Studio and serves on their board. 

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