What is “Lifebook?”
Lifebook is more than simply an acting school. Lifebook is a community of artists working together for the achievement of their dreams. Lifebook is a launching pad for artistic communication and a place for real inspiration. Many students go on to produce and star in films with their fellow their Lifebook students. Many students have gotten other students auditions where Lifebook artists book professional work on the same project together. This community of artists stands powerful in an industry where you cannot succeed alone.
We have actors, musicians, comics, writers, directors, producers, and more. Lifebook’s community has artists of all backgrounds, experience levels, from multiple fields, all working together.
What does the word “Lifebook” mean?
Lifebook is a place where you can learn to book professional acting work for life. It is also from life which real artists borrow and steal real moments for use in their work. Stella Adler said directly to one of my mentors, “I’m not just teaching acting, I’m teaching actors to be people.” We too continue this tradition at Lifebook. We steal from the book of life searching for honesty and truth in the moment. We are always observing in life with “the eyes of an artist,” looking for real moments, real behavior, which we can use in our work on stage and on film.
Allen’s Goals For You
For all of Lifebook:
“There is more than enough professional work for all of us to live our dreams. We are not competing with other Lifebook students, but helping each other move faster. I want you to help each other get agents, managers, and bookings. I want you to go out and film original scenes together for our festivals and for your reels. I want you to understand your true power and “unfair competitive advantages” and use them successfully at your auditions. I want you to “mine the gold within you” and put into action your impulses from the artistic genius that lives within your personality, which we all have and are bold enough to communicate. I want you to be recognized by your audiences as the heroes and winners you truly are, inspiring others to pursue their dreams across all professional fields and planes.”
For you, Lifebook student:
“I want you to use Lifebook so that you can book professional acting work and not always be able to come to class because you are on set. I want you to work so much it’s hard for you to be here, but when you are here, even if you only have time to stop by at the end of class, you are able to inspire the group with true artistic achievement. I want you to make enough money in this industry so that you don’t need to waste your time with other jobs. I want you to be able to choose the projects you want to work on because there is something in it for you that excites the artist in you. I want you to be inspired and inspire those around you as you represent Lifebook on set, on stage, and in life.
I want you to be able to express yourself within your artwork with true belief and honesty. I want you to challenge yourself to a deeper understanding of your characters, the world, and life. I want you to research, rehearse, and interview. I want you to observe and steal for your art. I want you to take joy in the process and discovery of art, not merely the outcome. I want you to fully understand that you qualify for your dreams and beyond, no matter how daunting they may seem to you now. I want you to find your relevance and artistic satisfaction. I want you to celebrate with your team at Lifebook. When anyone in Lifebook wins we are all victorious. I want you to continue to redefine your dreams within specifics that are actionable and attainable. I want you to take those actions, win and repeat.
I can see you at your full potential, fulfilled and happy, living your dreams.