Get Both YPACs for $1700.00!


The ZBS Young Professional Actor Camp (YPAC) returns after last year’s incredible success.  The week-long camp is a professional-grade intensive for actors ages 9-18 designed to immerse students in the ZBS approach to Acting for the Whole Self.  Each camp has a designated focus: June (Television), August (Film).  Students throughout the week will develop skills in improvisation, genre-based text analysis, physical character work, scene study, and on-camera audition technique.  The intensive culminates with an industry panel comprised of Casting Directors, Industry Reps, Writers, and Directors and is designed for students looking for a fully immersive experience.  Tuition includes: classes, ZBS t-shirt and swag, daily snacks and drinks, as well as discussions with invited guests.


YPAC Campers are provided with a unique opportunity to train with ZBS Faculty, and work alongside our Student Mentors, a group of talented actors currently working on today’s biggest films and television shows.
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Enroll Now for Our June YPAC

JUNE (Focus: Television)

June 18-22nd, 2018 

Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (with a one-hour lunch)

Co-Taught by the ZBS Faculty and Industry Guests

(Classes are 16 students max)

June Pricing:

$1000.00 for the entire week

$1050.00 for the entire week + Lunch

$1700.00 when bundled together with the August YPAC (Film)

Enroll Now for Our August YPAC

AUGUST (Focus: Film)

August 6th-10th, 2018

Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (with a one-hour lunch)

Co-Taught by the ZBS Faculty and Industry Guests

(Classes are 16 students max)

August Pricing:

$1000.oo for the entire week

$1050.00 for the entire week + Lunch

$1700 when bundled with the June YPAC (Television)

ZBS Presents: “The Art of the Breakout” (One Week Intensive)

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July 16th-20th, 2018

Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm (with a one-hour lunch)

ZBS Studios is recognized by top Hollywood Reps, Casting Directors, and industry Leaders for the cultivation of “Breakout Stars”.

“The Art of the Breakout” Intensive provides insights from Zak and our extraordinary ZBS Faculty on the process of aligning actors with an individual compass, daily practices, actor training, and the creation of new breakthrough work that will showcase each actor’s unique presence and purpose. You will learn the attitudes and practices that define a Breakout Star, and set your course for the next steps on the path to authenticity, integrity, and artistic excellence.

The 5-day Intensive will begin with daily Morning Practices including Meditation, Artistic Discussion, a series of Writing Exercises, and Creative Practices, all of which connect an actor to their Whole Self = Body, Mind, Spirit and Artistic Voice. The Intensive will wrap up with Roundtable discussion with a curated panel of ZBS Breakout Actors, Talent Reps and the Casting Directors/Directors.

Day 1         Morning Practices & Trust Building Exercises

Day 2:        Morning Practices & Simplicity and Specificity in the Actor’s Craft.

Day 3:        Morning Practices & Creativity and Boldness of Interpretation.

Day 4 & 5:  Morning Practices & Breakthrough Character Creation + Development

Both teen and adult sections offered.

Recent ZBS “Breakouts” include:

Danielle Macdonald (Patti Cake$)
Storm Reid (A Wrinkle in Time)
Madelaine Petsch (Riverdale)
Kyan Zielinski (The Dangerous Book for Boys)
Johnny Ortiz (American Crime, McFarland, USA)
Ser Anzoategui (Vida)

Actors, Reps, Writers and Directors.

 (Classes are 16 students max)


$1000.00 for the week.

Actor’s Whole Self Retreat in Ojai, CA

November 2018 (Dates TBD)

In July, we will have an actor’s retreat for one week in Ojai, CA.  This will be for adult actors only.  Lodging and food will be supplied. Designed to inspire and rejuvenate your creative practices, all-day classes in acting, improvisation, physicality and clown work, as well as creating your own work, will be supplemented by meditation, yoga, hiking and community building, emphasizing the development of the “whole self” for the actor.




Sign Up by Selecting Your Age Bracket Below

January/February 2019

The ZBS Pilot Intensive is a tailored class that meets student and industry demands for an educational opportunity centered on Pilot Season. Students will use pilot scripts throughout the week to build and practice their tools of creativity, imagination, analysis, connectivity and technique.  Classes are formatted to serve audition, call back and on-set situations. Students will have the opportunity to work with the entire ZBS faculty in both classroom and panel settings. The intensive also includes a discussion with industry leaders (representation, producers, casting directors) about current industry trends and demands.  The Pilot Season intensive is the one that got our celebrated Lighthouse Intensives going. Don’t miss out! (Classes are 16 students max)



For questions or more information about ZBS Intensives please e-mail or call 323-746-5059.