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THNEA has gone virtual! In light of the current global pandemic we've postponed in-person classes and are offering a variety of deeply discounted, donation-based and FREE webinars.  Please follow us on social media and sign up for the mailing list to get the latest information. Current webinars are listed below but we're updating daily. 

And remember, with all THNEA Classes and Webinars, we encourage you to engage and ask questions. We are here to provide a learning environment for viewers and members to flourish and find value through dialogue and education.

Help THNEA keep running!  All contributions go towards keeping our events going.

Upcoming Events
Back to Basics with Casting Director Julia BS
Sep 24, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM PDT
Online Class
Join casting director Julia Bianco Schoeffling in this back-to-basics workshop where she'll cover all things voice for video games.
The Tech of Acting for Video Games with Jessica Kent - A FREE THNEA Webinar
Sep 29, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Join Video Game Director and Producer, Jessica Kent, as she discusses our upcoming THNEA class "The Tech of Acting for Video Games".
Developing Animation Character Work with Rachel Bailit
Oct 08, 11:00 AM
Online Class
Join us as Rachel Bailit explores acting in animation using method acting to tap into sense and emotional memories, and how to use those tools to better develop original story-driven characters through the visual medium.
SELF TAPING - A Survival Guide For “The New Norm” with Debbie Wittenberg - A Free THNEA Webinar
Oct 10, 11:00 AM
In this webinar, Debbie Wittenberg, the owner of The Actors Concierge in L.A., will breakdown the craft of self-taping by providing tips, tools, do’s, and don’ts that will help you get callbacks and book auditions.
Past, Present and Future: Game Audio Through the Years w/ Tom Hays, Becky Allen, Charles Deenen, and Gordon Durity- FREE
Oct 14, 11:00 AM
From the age of 8-bit sound to today, game audio professionals have faced various roadblocks. In this special panel put together by game audio veteran Tom Hays, you'll hear from Electronic Arts' Gordon Durity, 343's Becky Allen, and Source Sound's Charles Deenen.
The Tech of Acting for Video Games with Jessica Kent
Oct 15, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Online Class
TWO CLASSES with Jessica Kent! The Tech of Acting for Video Games gives students a behind the scenes look at the development process while learning to incorporate that knowledge into auditions and working sessions for video games.
Improv for Solo Performing and Self-Coaching with Kiff VandenHeuvel
Nov 05, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Online Class
Dynamic 3-week class with a specific focus on the necessity of home recording for voiceover auditions/jobs and self-direction.

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We love creating, engaging, and sharing our tools. But, most of all, we love learning. We want to educate and help set best practices across the entertainment industry. To do this, we have assembled a group of recognized leaders and working professionals to form The Halp Network Entertainment Academy.


THNEA hosts workshops and events designed to advance and elevate our industry in a collaborative and engaging environment. Come learn something new and share what you know. We look forward to meeting you!

PRO Workshops

The majority of The Halp Network Entertainment Academy workshops are intended for those of all skill levels, but certain classes -- designated as PRO -- will be geared towards attendees who are frequently working or have been training for a while and are ready for the next step. PRO classes allow our instructors to focus on advanced material and concepts, knowing that every student is coming with a shared set of experience and vocabulary.

To be considered for PRO classes, please apply below. PRO status is completely free and will allow you access to our advanced classes in your field(s) of study. We expect our PROs to be professional in all arenas, so please note that PRO status may be revoked if a student displays any unprofessional behavior at THNEA offerings or otherwise.

Meet our Instructors

If there is something you're looking to learn or teach,
please reach out to us at classes@halpnet.com.

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