Acting Instructors

Dan Hewitt Owens

As of 2020, Mr. Owens has 49 Years in the film industry working as an Actor, Producer, Director, and Screenwriter. He began as an Actor working on Stage, Film, Episodic Television & TV Commercials. Recent Starring Roles include 1 Interrogation, 5 Hour Friends, and $elfie Shootout and Supporting Roles in Major Motion Pictures include LBJ, Our Brand is Crisis, Dark Places, and Last Vegas. Dan has acted on film projects with Oscar winners Robert DeNiro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Kevin Kline, Charlize Theron, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Billy Bob Thornton, and Grant Heslov. As an Actor he has been directed by several legendary Film Directors including David O. Russell, Rob Reiner, Norman Jewison, David Gordon Green, Jon Turteltaub, and Felix Enrique Alcala. With numerous TV credits, most recently Guest Starred on Adam Ruins Everything and Co-Starring on episodes of Parks and Recreation and Criminal Minds.


Dan has been Executive Producer of over 50 projects and directed over 40 projects they consist of full-length feature films, television episodes, short films, and training films. Dan’s Film Director credits include one film released in 2019 Project: Puppies for Christmas starring John Ratzenberger, and another released in 2020, 1 Interrogation with Tom Arnold. Having Co-Wrote the screen play for 1 Interrogation.


Mr. Owens has over 30 screenwriter credits.


He has been seen in dozens of TV Commercials with as many as 7 Commercials running at one time.


Dan proudly served in the US Marine Corps.


Mr. Owens is in his 9th year teaching various classes including, Acting for the Camera, TV Commercials, Scene Preparation, Cold Reading, Improvisation, and Intensives. He has filmed and directed over 8,000 scenes in class. All his classes are on camera. His style is to create an environment exactly like it is either in an audition or on the set. Dan keeps his classes small so he can give more individual attention.

Frank Parrillo

Mr. Parrillo’s resume includes Producing, Acting, Directing, Screenwriting, Editing, Cinematography, Casting, and an Acting Coach.


Frank is the Executive Producer/Producer of over 60 projects consisting of Films, TV Episodes, a Reality Series and Training films and is a successful Producer of Acting Showcases, Workshops, and Actor Boot Camps.


Having Co-Founded the highly successful 1 Media Productions that has a film released in 2019, Project: Puppies for Christmas starring John Ratzenberger, and a 2020 release, 1 Interrogation with Tom Arnold. He is currently in Pre-Production for 1 Dark Night, which he is the Producer and authored the Screen Play, and Produced the TV Series The Nightmare Gate Box.


Mr. Parrillo owned and operated the successful Hollywood Bound Acting Academy which is now 1 Media Productions Acting Academy.


Frank started acting when he was still in High School, way back in 1979. He has since appeared in over 20 full-length productions and numerous skits.


As an Instructor, Frank teaches Acting for Green Scene, Advanced Acting for the Camera, Advanced Character Development, Building a Deeper Character and Auditioning Techniques, In Depth Cold Reading, Breaking Down a Script, and The Business of Acting. Frank is a sought after Private Coach.


As an Associate Casting Director, Frank has helped cast over 20 Films and Commercials.


As a Producer Frank has negotiated contracts for such stars as John Ratzenberger and Tom Arnold.


Frank is a proud Veteran of the US Army.

William McNamara

William McNamara studied at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute and has since notched up over one hundred and sixty-five film and TV appearances. One of his first roles was that of Joel in the teen movie Dream a Little Dream (1989) with Corey Feldman and Corey Haim. He followed this up with the Bette Midler film Stella (1990).

It was during the nineties, however, that William - arguably - turned out some of his best performances. He gave a great performance as Derek Wolfe Jr in the Ernest R. Dickerson manhunt thriller Surviving the Game (1994), in which he worked with a cast of talented veteran actors including F. Murray AbrahamGary BuseyRutger Hauer, and John C. McGinley. That same year he was again teamed with Gary Busey - and Tom Berenger - in the Navy comedy Chasers (1994), directed by Dennis Hopper.

His most prized - and chilling - role, though, is that of Peter Foley the copycat serial killer in the psychological thriller Copycat (1995). The film also starred Sigourney WeaverDermot Mulroney, and jazz musician Harry Connick Jr.. He appeared with Andrew McCarthy and John Stockwell in Stag (1997), and made his way towards the millennium opposite Gabriel Byrne in the World War II drama The Brylcreem Boys (1998).

William's first feature film role was in acclaimed cult horror director Dario Argento's slasher classic, Opera (1987). But don't fear: the actor is actually a kind spiritualist and an avid animal rights activist, putting much time, energy, and money into the plight of the dolphins and small whales off the shores of Japan. In addition William involves himself in animal rescue in general, Kundalini, and Yoga!

Like Henry Rollins, his co-star in Time Lapse (2001), William McNamara gets his own hands dirty while 'actively' pursuing causes that are close to his heart.

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