"When you think you have all the skills you need tucked away in your tool box, think again! You can never have enough knowledge and experience in our field. Patty Serrano shares her 25 yrs of experience with you in a six week crash course that teaches not only how to read a teleprompter but how to behave in front of teleprompter. An excellent course for all who want that extra edge."Steven Mairano
"What a wonderful environment for actors in all stages of learning their craft. Thank you, Mr. Reynolds, for giving back so much and keeping it in your own backyard."
Carol Ann Liebman
"No finer teachers. No finer students. Certainly no finer or more interesting man than Burt Reynolds."
"I so enjoyed the teleprompter class taught by Patty Serrano. Not only did I learn a lot but I also had a lot of laughs while learning . Patty is great to work with and really keeps the class moving, interesting, and fun. Thanks for the opportunity to attend."
"I recently had an opportunity to put the skills I learned in Patty Serrano’s Teleprompter course to work and, wow!, did they ever work. I was totally comfortable even when there were technical problems on the set. Thank you so much for being patient with me. My time in front of the camera was fun, easy and relatively mistake free because of what I learned in class."
"Working with talented actors and incredible directors is what you can expect at the Institute.Phyllis Brown
"The six week Teleprompter course at the Institute was informative and fun! I learned so much… so many valuable tips for actors to help them land the parts they have been dreaming of getting. Patty is an excellent instructor… kind, patient and supportive. I highly recommend this class to all actors--beginners and experienced."Dianne Wagner
"This place and Sherman brought me right out of my shell!"Mark Matire
"The Institute is the best place to hone your skills as an actor. Not only do I have the amazing privilege to study with and learn from Mr. Reynolds, but I have also had the opportunity to take a variety of classes taught by excellent instructors. If you're serious about acting, get in the game--get with the Institute!"Amy Hoerler
"The Institute is a place to grow as an actor and meet some amazingly gifted people."David Noel
"I feel like I found a family at BRI and I am very lucky and happy to take classes there with such talented actors, staff, crew, writers and teachers!"Adele Zin
"Patty Serrano's teleprompter class was a complete joy. I never realized there was so much to learn. The the pace of class was outstanding. I think any actor or individual in the public eye can certainly benefit from the specialized skills presented and developed by this class. I personally took the class as a means to sharpen my ability to cold read. What I got from class was so much more. Patty Serrano and Managing Director, Donna Carbone, made every class special. The insights they shared were priceless. It is my intention to take the class again as soon as possible to build my confidence and abilities. Many thanks for a class well run."James Davis
"The classes I attended at BRI and my year of volunteer service paved the way for writing screenplays, producing a few short films, working on several local feature films, shooting and editing a feature film myself and becoming a published author. More important than all that, I made many life long friends through my experiences at the Institute."Rick Bennette
"This is a wonderful place to work and learn, with expert instruction and support"Ricky Gennaro
Hi I am Tess La Bella. I recently had the privilege of taking Patty Serrano's Telepromter class at, "The Burt Reynolds Institute ". This class was invaluable for my development as an actress and voice over. Patty was spectacular and made the class interesting and fun. The equipment at the Institute was state of the art, which is very important in experiencing the essence of teleprompter use. It was an exciting day that I did not want to come to an end. This is the person to go and the place to go!!! Every actor should find their way..... to take this class and use this valuable tool.
Thank you Patty we had so much fun!!! Tess La Bella