About Studio Actreel
· about the director
· personal statement
· hollywood arts
|Mr. Ducat has served as the Acting/Dialogue Coach on several television series and pilots from the big three networks, numerous movies for television, and feature films. He has even coached performers on one of Eminem's tours. He has been an agent, manager, casting director, and still directs theatrical productions when time permits. Rather than list pages and pages of past credits he prefers to show you the results of his unique methodology in the overwhelming successes of his students past and present. His long list of coaching clients and acting students, both past and present, includes the stars of Feature Films, Television Series, New Media, and On and Off-Broadway Stage Productions. You can check out some of them on the Actors Updates page.|
Though he is especially gifted with young adult and adolescent actors, he has also worked with an equal number of established veteran performers. His adult list includes Julie Andrews, Jayne Meadows, Jennie Garth, Colleen Camp, Laura Kightlinger, Wil Shriner and the late Eugene Roche and Chris Farley.
Mr. Ducat is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal with a BFA in Theatre Performance: Directing. He also trained extensively in both Film Production and Film History. While in Montreal he had a successful tenure as both stage director and the Artistic Directorship of Studio Vanguard, a professional actor training program and theatrical production company. He was the Founder and Director of the Young Actors Programme of the Drama Studio London and owner of the Young Actors Workshop in Berkeley, California. In addition to his own "Actreel" classes and coaching clients, Mr. Ducat is also on the faculty of two performing arts colleges and travels to Brazil to conduct Masters Workshops in São Paulo and Curtiba.
Click here to learn more about Bruce Ducat's teaching approach.
I have been doing this a long time, long enough in fact to see some of my earliest students married with children, achieving great material wealth from their acting, writing, producing and directing. I have watched them win awards and become the rightful recipients of enormous accolades. I have watched them tap into their creative centers and create their own careers. I have watched them take those scary and glorious first steps toward mastery and artistry.
|Most people do not know that I also work with Hollywood Arts, a Non Profit that provides classes in arts, music and media, at no cost, to young people in transition, ages 18 to 24—young people who are homeless, transitioning out of foster care, or have run away from low-functioning or abusive families. Some are sheltered, some are TG, some are gay, some are in recovery, on probation and many others are simply starting over. Most of these young people do not have the resources, education or expectations to make it to college or hold career-path jobs. Access to arts-based education helps young people develop the skills and self-esteem necessary to participate in the 21st century economy. I encourage you to stop by their website look around and share some love, cash, or donate some time.|