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Ernest Goodman, a filmmaker and lawyer based in Los Angeles, is the founder of Goodman Directing & Acting Studio. In addition to his work at the studio, he serves as an instructor at UCLA Extension. He also owns law offices in both Los Angeles and New York, where he practices immigration, intellectual property, and entertainment law.

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.

Ernest is currently working on two independent films:

(1) The Man in a Case, is an independent feature film, modern romantic comedy set in USA.

(2) The Bear, is an independent feature film, American adaptation set in USA, which is based on the Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name.

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 actors and film financing. 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.

Ernest Goodman is also an IP and entertainment lawyer with offices in Los Angeles and New York. For further information please visit www.ernestgoodmanlawfirm.com.

Please visit our other websites as well:

(1) The Bear film website – www.bearthemovie.com

(2) The Man in a Case film website – www.themaninacase.com

(3) Law Offices of Ernest Goodman website – www.ernestgoodmanlawfirm.com

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