ZBS industry series!
Inviting all ZBS Members to attend THE NEXT ZBS INDUSTRY SERIES EVENT!
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Online via Zoom

The ZBS’ Industry Series features ZBS teachers in dialogue with diverse industry leaders as they discuss their work and life through the lens of the studio’s primary themes of activism, spirituality, and entertainment.  A think tank for an evolving world and industry, the Industry Series gives voice to the Actors, Writers, Directors, Casting Directors, and Executives that play a part in shaping our world.

Each talk is 30-45 minutes, and concludes with a Q and A.  Open to ZBS Members of all ages (and their families)!

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Actors: Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale), Madchen Amick (Riverdale), Justina Machado (One Day at a Time), Lesley Ann Warren (Victor/Victoria, Clue), Jonathan Daviss (Outer Banks), Danielle MacDonald (Birdbox, Dumplin), Victoria Moroles (Plan B), Ami Park (Alaska Daily), Tabayana Ali (General Hospital), Jadah Marie (Julie and the Phantoms), Jordan Hull (L Word: Generation Q), Gabrielle Elyse (Blackish, Modern Family), Paul Mikel Williams (Jurassic Park: Camp Cretaceous, Westworld), Keith Powell (30 Rock, Interview with the Vampire), Anna Lamadrid (This Fool, The Rehearsal, Vida), Luke Islam (America’s Got Talent, Mighty Ducks), Jessica Marie Garcia (On My Block), Lucas Adams (Days of Our Lives, Liv and Maddie)

Showrunners/Writers/Producers: Dailyn Rodriguez (Queen of the South, Lincoln Lawyer), Stacy Osei-Kuffour (The Bear, The Watchmen, PEN15, The Morning Show), Jonathan Abrahams (The Arrangement, Mad Men), Pamela Eels (Bunk’d, Jessie), Marco Ramirez (The Twilight Zone, The Defenders), Gabriel Llanas (Supergirl, Grey’s Anatomy), Micah Schraft (Mrs. America, Jane the Virgin), Shaun Cassidy (New Amsterdam, Blue Bloods), Korin Williams (Roots), Ken Lee (Blindspotting), Kevin Hench (Last Man Standing, Mr. Iglesias)

Casting Directors: Sara Isaacson (La Brea, Manifest, Law and Order: Menendez Brothers, Chicago Med & Chicago Fire), Carol Goldwasser (Austin and Ally, Hannah Montana), Mark Bennett (C’mon C’mon, Hurt Locker, Zero Dark Thirty)

Reps: Philip Watson (LBI), Josiah Akiyele (Innovative Artists), Nicole Jolley (AEFH), Annet McCroskey (Artistic Endeavors), Laura Thede and Bri Curtis (DDO), Philip Marcus (Clear Talent Group), Sloane Fitzgerald (A3), Tina Randolph Contogenis and Amy Lord (Eris Talent), Alysa Brennan (Paloma Model and Talent) and Michele Large (Epic Talent).

Madelaine Petsch
Series Regular Cheryl Blossom, CW Riverdale,

I’ve worked with him for four years. He’s passionate about what he does, and it makes us passionate.  We’re a family. ZBS is a community…a second home

Star of Patty Cake$, Dumplin' with Jennifer Aniston, Every Secret Thing with Dakota Fanning and Diane Lane

Whenever I get a script I always ask myself, WWZD—What would Zak Do?

Kenny Ortega
Kenny Ortega
High School Musical, Julie and the Phantoms, Descendants
Emmy and DGA Winning Director and Choreographer

During the camera tests and throughout rehearsals and filming on my Netflix series, “Julie and the Phantoms”, Zak’s work with our young actors provided them with the tools that enabled them to accomplish outstanding work.  If I didn’t know better, I’d swear he was a magician

Barnet Bain
Barnet Bain
What Dreams May Come, and Best Selling Author of "The Book of Being and Doing"
Oscar and Emmy Nominated Filmmaker

Zak speaks the language of the soul and is able to stir his actors on the deepest levels of artistic and personal transformation.

Sara Isacson
Sara Isaacson
Chicago Med and Fire, Law and Order: The Menendez Murders, The Mentalist
Casting Director

His connection to his students is unlike anything I’ve seen…the work is incredibly brave

Jonathan Daviss
Outer Banks

Zak Barnett taught me to love my craft.  Before I came to the studio I loved acting and I knew it was all I wanted to do, but I didn’t know why.  I found myself in a place where I was giving good auditions, but I wasn’t feeling fulfilled.  Going through his classes allowed me to find my own wants and meld them into one.  I learned to love the art of acting and find joy in making something special, something only I could create.

Kristin Chenoweth
Kristin Chenoweth
Broadway Legend,
Tony & Emmy Winner

He’s made a lot of impact and a lot of change… I cannot recommend him enough!