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Ernest Goodman

Ernest Goodman is a director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He is a founder of the Goodman Directing & Acting Studio. Directing actors is my long-time passion. I spend more 20 years doing research for methods that can bring the best performance from the actors and I have 10 years of experience of teaching those techniques. The methods of directing actors have more than 100 years of history and they have been developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and others. They are based on the science of human behavior – psychology and psychophysiology.

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Ernest Goodman is a director and screenwriter based in Los Angeles, California. He is a founder of the Goodman Directing & Acting Studio. He loves adapting classic novels and the plays of famous playwrights and writers including Anton Chekhov, Henrik Ibsen, and Oscar Wilde, to name a few. Goodman comes from the theater world and has directed several plays by Anton Chekhov.
He has written book: “The Art of Directing Actors” – for directors, actors, screenwriters – as well as others who loves directing actors so much.

Recently, Ernest Goodman developed action verbs dictionary application which is very useful for any film professionals. For further information please check out here.
Please install action verbs dictionary mobile application for actors and directors from Google Play Store.
Application allows creating the list of your favorite action verbs and it offers many other features.

He studied directing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Ernest was born in Russia. Since 2007, he has resided in Los Angeles, California where he teaches Directing Actors workshops in his own private studio.

He consults privately with directors for film and theater projects, helping them make script breakdowns and prepare for auditions and rehearsals. He also travels, teaching workshops in Europe, Canada and other countries.
The methods of directing actors have more than 100 years of history and they have been developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and others. They are based on the science of human behavior – psychology and psychophysiology.
At the Goodman Directing & Acting Studio in Los Angeles, students are offered intensive workshops on directing and acting. Students get a comprehensive presentation of a scientific approach to their craft with practical examples.
Our workshops and The Art of Directing Actors book presents directing actors as a practical psychology: the art of managing human behavior.

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