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Billy Cowart

William Cowart started acting in 1979 and has been continuously working and building a career ever since. Over 60 plays and numerous Film and T.V. credits fill out his resume. He has worked as a Supervising Producer for Storytellerz and 6 Reel Pictures (NICHE, HANK &EDGAR and CACTUS ) as well as a feature film writer for Emmet/Furla Films and Ross Bell (Producer of FIGHTCLUB and KILLBILL) and Fogleaf Media. He has worked as a casting associate with several casting directors, as a film development associate, as a director, is on the Board of Directors for the organization San Diego Film Makers and is currently Co-Producing the feature Film B-Girl. He brings a passion, knowledge, and love to the craft that is contagious. These dynamic courses have been developed out of years of training, experience and exploration in all aspects of Theatre, Improv, Film, and Television production.

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Rick Calvert

Rick Calvert co-wrote, produced, directed and starred in his first short film, "A Day at the Airport" at age 11. While the box office gross was nominal - about eight dollars and 73 cents - it was just enough to launch a career that has spanned over three decades. On the set of his dad's late-night TV show in Minneapolis in the early 1960's, Rick always felt right at home both in front of and behind the cameras and microphones.

After graduating from Brown College in Minneapolis in 1980, Rick spent two decades in radio, broke into TV advertising as creator of a series of TV spots for "Saturn Auto Insurance" in San Diego and has done voiceover work with such names as Mike Judge (Beavis and Butthead) Tim Curry and Dweezil Zappa.

After years of study, and first-hand experience on dozens of professional sets, Rick now shares his unique and diverse background and experience as a proud WCI Studios instructor.

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Lise Porter

Lise Porter, MFT, RDT- BCT is a licensed marriage and family therapist and board certified trainer in drama therapy. In addition, she has extensive experience in mind/body work and the arts. She is in private practice, taught psychology at MiraCosta College and has been published twice in the "International Journal for the Arts in Psychotherapy." Lise is currently writing a book, Heart Matters: Returning to What is Vital and has completed two full length screenplays. Her primary commitment in life is to helping others find and liberate their soul's most unique expression and to aiding others in their journey towards wholeness, self-acceptance and inner peace.

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