I Got a Question for Ya...

Do you know the STORY you are being hired to tell?

The biggest mistake I see actors make when I am coaching them for an audition is not being able to identify how their character moves story forward. They make "interesting choices" to stand out or look at the dialogue and select random actions or generally choose an "essence" for the character. They miss the lily pads on the page. That's what I call the path the writer has put on the script for YOU.

Actors are hired to be STORYtellers. If you want to have a sustainable career, you gotta know how your character is supporting and moving story forward. Otherwise, you are just throwing darts in the dark.

And, yeah, you might get lucky and book a job like that. But getting the job and keeping the job are two different things. So let's sharpen up your SCRIPT ANALYSIS FOR AUDITIONS.

What This Course Covers

So, here’s the deal: In-depth script analysis when you book the job is different than breaking down a script for an audition. In-Depth script analysis can take weeks or months. You might actually be in the middle of shooting and still discover things in the script. That kind of work doesn’t help you with auditions. Especially now, when the turnaround times for self-tapes are getting shorter and shorter. You need to be able to make smart decisions quickly.

This is where Action Analysis for auditions is KEY. Asking the RIGHT questions that keep you on the trajectory of the story and help you focus your homework.

  • The difference between Script Analysis vs. Action Analysis and when and how to use them.

  • Breakdown of Story Structure for Drama, Comedy, and Multi-Cam

  • Sides and Scripts Provided For Your To Put These Tools Into Actions

  • Step by Step Example on How Anna Breaks Down Audition Sides

The Breakdown

    1. Hello from Anna

    1. How Our Actor Training Has Failed Us When It Comes To Self-Tapes

    2. What The Heck Is "Script Analysis"?

    3. Biggest Actor Trap When It Comes To Auditions

    1. Let's Put Your Story Skills To The Test

    2. Role of Stan

    3. Role of Jenny

    4. Student Process #1

    5. Student Process #2

    6. What Is The Purpose of An Audition?

    1. Writing is Formulaic

    2. Breakdown of Film Structure

    3. Breakdown of TV One Hour Drama Structure

    4. Breakdown of Dramedy Structure

    5. Breakdown of Sitcom Structure

    1. Formal Analysis vs. Action Analysis

    2. The Guiding Questions

    3. How to Use Loglines

    4. How To Use Breakdowns

    5. How To Identify the Given Circumstances

    6. How To Identify The Events

    7. How To Think About Characters

    8. How To Identify The Arc

    9. How To Identify The Operative Words

    10. About Punctuations

    11. To Coach or Not To Coach

    1. Breakdown Demo for Jenny Sides

    2. Breakdown Demo for Stanley Sides

    3. BONUS: Breakdown Demo for Casey Sides

    4. BONUS TAPE: Casey

    5. It Aired! Update on Casey

About this course

  • $497.00
  • 42 lessons
  • 3 hours of video content

What Students and Clients Say...

“Loved this course! So clear and so specific. Anna is right, they don't teach you this kind of stuff in grad school. Learning how to break down a tv/film side, beat by beat, takes practice and a keen understanding of storytelling. And I loved the fact that once you know the "tools", you can do script analysis pretty quickly. Practice is the key though! I'm excited to implement this kind of training on my next auditions! Thanks Anna! ”

Jamie Rezanour, Actor

“Anna is the best coach for self tapes I’ve ever worked with. As an actress herself, she brings all she has to the session. She offers up her instincts with so much generosity and conviction that it really helps take you where you need to go. I’ve always felt so proud of the work we’ve done together and I feel like I continue to learn so much from her. She is truly the best.”

Dina Shihabi, Actor
Archive 81, Jack Ryan, Ramy and more.

“For YEARS I've been striving to get better with script analysis & a way to streamline it for auditions (knowing what questions to ask, where to look for ALL the clues, how to determine which choices are most vital to incorporate that's related to the story on the page, & a way to ensure I stay on track with the writer's intent & the world of the story) with little success. All my training has kept me character focused, not even realizing it, until now, after completing the Mine Your Script course. This course has, THANKFULLY, ended my quest & clarified it all for me!!!! I learned a TON about all the different facets of story structure depending on the medium/genre, script analysis, & FINALLY a way to streamline it for auditions. I HIGHLY recommend this course!!!!”

Tara Christopher, Actor
Criminal Minds

“Anna explains script analysis in such detail, and she makes it fun. It's eye-opening, and I'm excited to work on telling the story now versus trying to get it right. Live the life and tell the story, story, story! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, Anna! ”

Yvonne Valadez, Actor
Mayans, For The People and more.

“Anna LaMadrid is hands down the best coach I have ever worked/taped with. She’s not only one of my most favorite comedic actresses, she has a unique understanding of how to actually direct comedy. She just gets it. But most importantly, she is a master at breaking down and then emphasizing character in the sometimes narrow context of a single scene. A seemingly simple moment of depth that will undoubtedly take you that extra mile with casting. I trust her implicitly. Work with Anna! You will book!”

Christine Woods, Actor
Grace and Frankie, Room 104, Briarpatch, Stumptown, Man with a Plan and more.

This is gold. Thank you Anna. I honestly thought I was going to know everything you were going to say and was prepared to just treat this as a refresher course. But your approach to looking at text for an audition specifically vs once booked the role was so eye-opening. So grateful, and feel very excited for my next audition to put this to work. ”

Nina Hatchell, Actor

Your Instructor

Anna LaMadrid

Owner & Master Coach at Put Me On Self-Tape

Anna studied with acclaimed Meisner teacher, Maggie Flanigan in NYC. She received her MFA from the University of Washington where she TA'd for undergrad acting students and discovered her love of coaching. TV credits include: Vida - Recurring (Starz), Love, Victor (Hulu), The Goldbergs(ABC) and Grey's Anatomy (ABC), and more. She was selected to participate in the Disney Discovers Showcase. She booked her first lead in an indie feature from a self-tape and believes strongly in the power of putting your best take forward. She founded Put Me On Self-Tape in 2016 and coaches working actors on their self-tape and in-person auditions - including Bridget Regan (Jane The Virgin, Bat Woman), Travis Van Winkle (YOU on Netflix, Good Sam), Dina Shihabi (Archive 81, Jack Ryan) and more.