Latest News/Recent Bookings

Best Supporting Actress WINNER - Whitney Bensfield
August  26, 2020

A huge congratulations to studio member Whitney Bensfield on winning Best Supporting Actress in the 2020 Oceanside International Film Festival! You absolutely deserve it.

We've said it once, we'll say it one million times, hard work pays off!

Black Oxygen Short Film/Music Video Shoot
August  25, 2020
Last weekend, we wrapped production of “Life is Beautiful” a short film/music video written and directed by Anthony Gilardi
based on the music if Black Oxygen.
***All COVID precautions were taken and followed on set.***
We’re already in post-production, and we can’t wait for you all to see it!
Starring studio members
David Lyle and Nick Lyle with supporting cast studio members:
Anthony D. Washington, Nicholas Marrinson, Ben Stranahan, Chad Conley and, Sid Mallya
Featuring studio members: Carley Dizon and Kevin Espinoza.
Co-Produced by studio members: Noah Baron, Ben Stranahan, 
with Rob Mcgillivray.
Six Feet Apart Experiment WINNER - Chelsea Javier
August  20, 2020

A huge congratulations to studio member, and key student Chelsea Javier! She won the Six Feet Apart Experiment by Wayfarer Studios and is now funded to make her first film, “Smile or Hug.”

We are so proud to have students who not only act, but also write, director and produce their own content.


Way to go Chelsea!

Film Festival Nomination - Anthony D. Washington
August  18, 2020

Congratulations to studio member Anthony D. Washington on his nomination for Best Ensemble Cast for his work in “Wow” featured in the Las Vegas Black Film Festival.

We are so proud of our students!

Film Festival Nomination - Whitney Bensfield
August  16, 2020

Congratulations to studio member Whitney Bensfield on her nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the short film “Midnight” in the Oceanside International Film Festival.


Way to go Whitney!

Emmy Nomination - Elijah Allen-Blitz
August  3, 2020
Congratulations to studio alumnus Elijah Allen-Blitz for his Emmy nomination! He is being recognized for his work on the production of “The Messy Truth VR Experience” in the Outstanding Original Interactive Program category.
Recent Booking - Eddie Vincent
July 28, 2020
Studio member Eddie Vincent shot an improv segment with Billy Eichner for Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this month!
So proud of you Eddie, keep up the good work.
Anthony Gilardi Breaks Down 17 Dying Scenes
June 29, 2020
Coach Anthony Gilardi talks about good and bad acting in famous death scenes in this interview with Insider!
Watch as he explains which actors were “acting” and which actors were moving. Which ones do you think are the best and the worst?!
Spiritual Sundays
June 23, 2020
Introducing: Spiritual Sundays at Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio!
Starting Sunday, June 28th we will have Yoga for Actors 9:30 am-10:45 am with our in-house yoga instructor Christina Venuti now followed by Meditation for Actors 11:30-1 pm (PST) with our in-house meditation teacher Kevin Sinic.
See you this Sunday on Zoom! Namaste, all!
Recent Booking - Maria Sten
May 27, 2020
The has CW picked up season 1 of DC’s Swamp Thing for its Fall lineup! Studio alumna Maria Sten is a series regular on the show, and we couldn’t be happier for her.👏 
Recent Booking - Chad Conley
May 21, 2020
Congratulations to studio member Chad Conley for booking a role in the independent feature “Angel Warriors!” Way to go Chad!
Recent Booking - Pierce Minor
September 24, 2019
Pierce Minor is on fire this month! He booked a role on Perfect Harmony which will premiere on NBC 9/26.
Pierce will be in a recurring role this season on American Horror Story 1984 . Tune in on FX Networks at 10pm to catch all the spooky fun.
Congrats Pierce!
Recent Booking - Jacob Fig
September 16, 2019
Shoutout to studio member Jacob Figueroa on booking a co-starring role in an upcoming Freeform show!
Hard work pays off!
Stage Combat with Tim Weske
August 30, 2019
Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio would like to extend a huge thank you to Tim Weske for taking the time to train with us in stage combat!
This is the kind of opportunity we LOVE to be able to provide to our students (as part of being in the studio), and we are so grateful to Tim for making this possible. We had an absolute blast and can't wait to work together again sometime soon!
THREE studio members bumped to RECURRING on Mayans!
August 20, 2019
Yes, you read that correctly. Three of Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio members have been bumped up from their original co-star bookings to RECURRING on Mayans M.C., starring fellow studio members Clayton Cardenas (top left) and Richard Cabral. Congrats to Michael Perez (top right), Nate Boyer (bottom left) and Wilson Ramirez (bottom right).
We are thrilled to say we have NINE studio members on this show! Don't miss the Season 2 premiere on Tuesday, September 3!
Short Film Screening at AGAS
August 4, 2019
We had a packed house for our first screening at the new studio! We screened four short films produced, created by and/or starring our very own studio members.
We see that the industry is changing. Creating your own content is key, and we're proud of our studio members for taking their careers into their own hands.
Recent Booking - Benjamin Aguilar
July 31, 2019
Benny Boy is on a roll! First, his FOX pilot, Filthy Rich gets picks up, and now he books a GUEST STAR on the Season 7 premiere of the NBC show, Chicago P.D.
Recent Booking - Krystal M. Harris
July 30, 2019
Before we got a chance to congratulate Krystal on her latest GUEST STAR booking on the new Tyler Perry Show, The Oval, she ALREADY got bumped up to RECURRING! Way to go Krystal.
Put in the work, and good things will happen!
Recent Booking - Ken Stirbl
July 13, 2019
For the next two months, you can check out our very own Ken Stirbl in the role of "Grandpa Ben" in the live show Apollo 11 playing at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena!
The show is getting A LOT of press. Congrats Ken!
Check out for more information.
Recent Booking - Anthony D. Washington
July 5, 2019
When you book a role, and you put in the work, you never know what will happen. Well, we know what happened to Anthony. He executed his job to the highest level. And because of that, he was bumped up to RECURRING on the ABC show, Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D.
Great job Anthony!
Handgun Training for Actors
June 15, 2019
THE REAL DEAL IS OUT THERE. That is why seven AGAS studio members received their handgun certification with Simon Cruz at the Double Tap Training Center. 
Congrats to you all. The Best is Yet to Come!
Recent Booking - Pierce Minor
May 31, 2019
Congratulations to this man right here! Pierce just booked a role on the TNT show, Animal Kingdom. 
Way to go Pierce!
Recent Booking - Phuc Cao
May 16, 2019
Congratulations to studio member Phuc Cao on booking a National commercial! That's all we can say right now, but we are wildly excited for you Phuc!
Recent Booking - Wilson Ramirez
May 9, 2019
Wilson CANNOT STOP BOOKING! Congrats on booking your latest RECURRING ROLE on Mayans M.C. That makes 8 STUDIO MEMBERS ON MAYANS!
Yes, you read that correctly.
Way to go Wilson!
Recent Booking - Hina Khan
April 18, 2019
We are so stoked to cheer on AGAS Alum Hina Khan as she joins the cast of DC's Stargirl, in a RECURRING ROLE. Way to go Hina! It was only a matter of time!
Firearm Manipulation Training for Actors
April 14, 2019
Being a believable actor isn’t always good enough. It is our job to have real behavior and honor the “real deal” that is out there. That is why we had Simon Cruz of Double Tap Training Center come back to our brand new space to teach our students a firearm manipulation training course. Thank you, Simon and Dean! We are more equipped storytellers because of you! 
Recent Booking - Jacquelyn Doggette
April 10, 2019
Jacquelyn Doggette straight killing it with TWO BOOKINGS this week - a VO Network Pilot & a feature film! 
Way to go Jacquelyn!
New Class - Yoga for Actors
March 29, 2019
Yoga For Actors at Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio with Christina Venuti! 
Every Saturday @ 9:30 - Yoga gives you the tools you need to tap into your true self, enabling you to stay focused and confident, in the audition room, on set, and beyond.
Breathwork, meditation, and yoga poses help to balance your emotional life and calm the mind, allowing you to take risks and let the creative juices flow.
Recent Booking - Paige McGarvin
March 25, 2019
2X the booking, 2X the fun! Congrats to studio member Paige McGarvin for booking a HUGE fast food National commercial, as well as an awesome supporting role in a feature film. Be sure to look out for Paige all over your television!
Recent Booking - Jamal Henderson
March 18, 2019
Congrats to studio member Jamal Henderson for booking the lead role in the feature film, South Central Love. 
If you keep your eyes peeled, you can see Jamal pretty face in this month's Variety magazine, and on bus banners all across Los Angeles!
Recent Booking - Richard Cabral
March 8, 2019
Richard is at it again! Congrats on your latest booking! Richard is set to star in an installment of Hulu’s, Into The Dark, a monthly horror event series from Blumhouse Television.
Recent Booking - Benjamin Aguilar
February 25, 2019
Boom goes the dynamite! Our very own "Benny Boy" has booked a SERIES REGULAR role in the new Fox pilot, Filthy Rich!
Ben has been working incredibly hard at the studio, taking risks, respecting his craft and being fully dedicated to his process.
You deserve this!
The Best is Yet to Come!
Recent Booking - Anthony D. Washington
February 13, 2019
Congrats to studio members Anthony D. Washington on booking a role on the hit CBS show, S.W.A.T!
Way to go Anthony! Great way to start the year.
Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
February 12, 2019
We are OVER THE MOON with excitement. We finally have our permanent home for the Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio at:
7551 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Get in touch now to set up a FREE audit at the new space, or to simply swing by and check it out. Now is the perfect time to get going at the studio. Simply email us at
Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
Recent Booking - Kevin Sinic
February 1, 2019
Why is Kevin smiling so bright? Well, it's because he just booked his FIRST of MANY co-stars, on the Amazon show Goliath
This is just the beginning Kevin. Congrats!
January 22, 2019
It is with great pride and excitement that we announce that we have secured our own studio space on Melrose Avenue in West Hollywood! This is a moment we have been waiting for since opening our studio in 2012. Our first class in the new space will be held on Monday, February 11.
Please get in touch with us if you would like to audit a class at the new space, even if you have already audited before in the past. Thank you, everyone, for your support!
The Best is Yet to Come!
Recent Booking - Pierce Minor
January 17, 2019
Congrats to Pierce on booking, How To Get Away With Murder! 
A killer way to start 2019!
Recent Booking - Johnny Rey Diaz
October 2, 2018
Congrats to studio member Johnny Rey Diaz for booking a commercial for Coors!
Have a great shoot in Vancouver!
Recent Booking - Jamal Henderson
September 24, 2018
Congrats to studio member Jamal Henderson for booking a National commercial for Uber!
You can watch the full commercial HERE.
Recent Booking - Jared Rider 
September 18, 2018
Congrats to studio member Jared Rider for booking a role on the new ABC show, Grand Hotel!
Have an amazing time on set this week! We can't wait to hear about it.
Recent Booking - Wilson Ramirez
September 17, 2018
Wilson is STILL on a roll! Congrats on your latest booking. You'll be able to catch Wilson on the FOX show, Lucifer!
Recent Booking - Maria Sten 
September 7, 2018
We are beyond thrilled for Maria!  She has booked a leading role in the new DC Universe show, Swamp Thing.
Full Deadline article HERE!
Hard work pays off. #TheBestisYettoCome
Mayans M.C. Premiere! 
September 4, 2018
Tonight is the night! Make sure to tune in to FX at 10PM for the premiere of Mayans! 
We are beyond proud of our SIX studio members on this show (FOUR of which are SERIES REGULARS).
Way to go boys, this is just the beginning!
Recent Booking - Diane Chernansky
September 2, 2018
Diane Chernansky wrapped the feature film Against All Enemies, playing opposite Kristen Stewart and Stephen Root. Look for the film in 2019!
Atlanta Shortsfest Winner!
July 15, 2018
We are so thrilled to announce, Who's With Me won Best Experimental Short at the Atlanta Shortsfest! The short was written by, and stars, studio member Darryl Dillard, and was directed by fellow studio member Tadas Staponavičius!

Congratulations, guys!
Recent Booking - Mario Daggett
July 14, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Mario Daggett on booking his first commercial for General Insurance!
Recent Booking - Yasmin Ghasiri
July 10, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Yasmin Ghasiri on booking a supporting role in the feature film, BabySplitters!
Way to go Yasmin!
AGAS - Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
June 30, 2018
This year’s Annual HIPPO Hike for the Homeless was a huge success! We broke our record this year and raised $800 for S.A.V.E.S.

HIPPOLife would like to thank those who sponsored a HIPPO, HIPPOs who found sponsors, and/or made a donation themselves.
Here’s to year 7!
Recent Booking - Wilson Ramirez
June 27, 2018
Wilson CAN'T STOP BOOKING! Congrats on your latest recurring booking on the hit Showtime show, Shameless!
Keep at it Wilson!
Recent Booking - Pierce Minor
June 18, 2018
Congrats to Pierce Minor for being brought back for another episode of, Days of Our Lives, making him recurring!
Juneteenth Studio Event
June 19, 2018
Juneteenth: a festival held annually on the nineteenth of June by African Americans, to commemorate emancipation from slavery in Texas on that day in 1865.
The Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio held a special event for Juneteenth. We invited filmmakers to present heir work in front of their peers and discuss the importance of Juneteenth.
Thank you to everyone who made it out!
Recent Booking - Chris White
June 4, 2018
This funny man is on set today for a new Fisher Price commercial, and is going back for ANOTHER round of Mercury Insurance commercials.
Way to go Chris!
AGAS - Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio
HIPPOLife - 15 Scholarships for Military Veterans
June 2, 2018
HIPPOLife non-profit and Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio are thrilled to announce that 15 military veterans have received three month long scholarships to study at Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio! 
Congratulations to all the veterans!
Recent Booking - Wilson Ramirez
June 1, 2018
Wilson is once again booking up a STORM! He just booked:
- The lead of the biopic, Kilroy.
- A co-star on Amazon's, Too Old To Die Young.
A Homeboy industrial spec.
Keep it going Wilson! Hard work pays off.
Recent Booking - Maria Sten
May 3, 2018
A MASSIVE congratulations to studio alum Maria Sten on booking a series regular on the fourth installment of SyFy's horror anthology series, Channel Zero.
Hard work pays off! It was only a matter of time. Congrats Maria!
On-Camera Audition Technique Class!
April 18, 2018
Our very first on-camera audition technique class was a HUGE success! Our very own office administrator, Noah Baron, will be teaching an on-going class, which will cover many of the techniques needed for self-tapes and auditions.
Recent Booking - Ariel Bradley
April 3, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Ariel Bradley for booking a top-secret project for a comic book feature film!
EMMY NOMINATION - Elijah Allan-Blitz
March 28, 2018
Congratulations to Elijah Allan-Blitz and his team for being nominated for "Outstanding Digital Innovation" in the 39th Sports Emmy Awards!
Way to go Elijah and company!
Audition Technique Workshop with Greg Salmon
March 24, 2018
Thank you for Casting Associate Greg Salmon for coming back to the studio and working with Anthony Gilardi Acting Studio members on their audition technique!
Recent Booking - Xolo Maridueña
March 12, 2018
Congrats to studio member Xolo Maridueña on booking a supporting lead role in the Cobra Kai YouTube Red series!
Amazing Xolo, way to go!
Recent Booking - Sonny Ayon
March 5, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Sonny Ayon on returning to season two of EPIX'S original series, Get Shorty.
Recent Booking - Heart Hayes
February 23, 2018
Congrats to studio member Heart Hayes on becoming recurring on the TNT show, Animal Kingdom!
Recent Booking - Pierce Minor
February 10, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Pierce Minor on booking TWO MORE National commercials! WOW!
Way to go Pierce!
Recent Booking - Brittney Darensburg
January 17, 2018
Studio member Brittney Darensburg has booked a National Walmart commercial!
Congrats Brittney!
Recent Booking - Yasmin Ghasiri
January 16, 2018
Congratulations to studio member Yasmin Ghasiri for booking the NCAA PSA called, "Labeled Me."
Recent Booking - Noah Baron
December 4, 2017
Congratulations again to studio member and office administrator Noah Baron for booking a role on the FX show, Legion!


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