Film and Television Division


YAT alum and two time Emmy winner, Tony Hale, accepting his Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on HBO’s Veep!  Tony is a consultant for YAT’s Film and Television Division.

“In my speech I was able to thank Young Actors Theater in Tallahassee, Florida, a theater I grew up in that made a big difference in my life. To be able to thank them publicly was on my bucket list. High school and middle school are tough years and they’re filled with a lot of insecurity and craziness, and that theater was a real safe place for me. It allowed me to explore, to be ridiculous, to act on stage, kind of figure out what I love to do, with a group of people that allowed me to be who I am and not judge me.”
– Tony Hale (“Christianity Today”)


 2017-2018 Film and Television Division Classes

Young Actors Theatre offers two Film and TV classes. Beginning students will learn the basics of film acting, including acting for the camera and audition techniques. Students will finish the year with a class film project posted on YouTube. Advanced students who have taken YAT film classes or have on-set experience – such as commercials or FSU films – will focus on film projects throughout the year. Students also participate in question/answer and critique sessions with show business professionals, including YAT alumni who are working in the Film and Television Industry. (** See bottom of the page for a listing of YAT alumni who consult with the program)

Film 1 – Acting Techniques – beginner, ages 5th grade and up
Thursdays, 6:30pm – 7:30-pm

Students work with scripts from TV shows and movies as well as their own original material.


Film 2 – TV & Film Projects – advanced, ages 7th grade and up
Tuesdays, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Students create original scripts for film projects. They may also help behind the scenes, like running the camera and directing. Multiple projects will be produced for YouTube and social media sharing.


Registration Fee/Tuition:
$50 Registration Fee

Current YAT students                                 Non-YAT students
$199/semester                                             $250/semester

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**Young Actors Theatre has served tens of thousands of students since it was founded in 1975 by Executive Producer, Cristina F. Williams.  Alumni working professionally in the film and television industry include:  actor, Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep); director/actor, Cheryl Hines (Curb Your Enthusiasm, Suburgatory); actor, Allison Miller (Terra Nova, Go On); Jon Brockett (Assistant Producer, Screen Actors Guild Awards); Lisa Barrett (TV production manager and producer)



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