The Greenlight Team

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Erin Bethea

Owner | Acting Coach

With over 15 years as a professional, working actress both on stage and screen, Erin is most recognized for her starring role in the 2008 hit film, "Fireproof". She has since starred in over 20 feature films including projects for Hallmark, Netflix, Sony and Lionsgate. She also hosted an Emmy Award winning TV series. In addition to her extensive acting work, she is a producer & writer of feature films and series including the acclaimed film "New Life" and Snapchat's hit series "Dead of  Night".

 

Erin's knowledge and experience in entertainment is varied and she provides priceless counsel to working and aspiring actors alike. Erin's passion is to see actors "live many lives" by approaching their work in a healthy way while exploring deep emotional connections.

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Drew Waters

Acting Coach

A Telly and multiple festival award winning director and actor with over 80 film and television credits, Drew 's notable creditrs include roles in hit films and TV series like "Friday Night Lights", "Breaking Bad", "NCIS: LA" and "The Resident", "Transformers: The Last Knight", "Parkland", "W", and "The Ultimate Life". With over 20 years of industry experience, Drew has worked as a leading man, stunt performer and appeared in dozens of commercials.

 

His knowledge of the industry runs deep as does his passion for storytelling. He has a passion for directing actors and helping them break out of their preconceived notions.

Amey Richards

Teens Acting Coach

Growing up in Alvin, Texas, Amey gained a passion for theatre beginning in high school under the guidance of her theatre teacher, Judy Radigan. Her multiple onscreen roles include Josie Hudson in "The Last Astronaut," Spencer Taylor in "My Life in a Soap", and Mae-Belle in the short film "Little Texas".

 

In addition to acting, Amey is also an accomplished writer, having won two screenplay competitions for her scripts.

Amey has a passion for coaching teen actors and helping them to gain a strong foundation on both the industry overall and the craft of acting.

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Jonathan Lee Taylor

Voice-Over Coach

A classically trained actor for over 20 years, Jonathan has performed in theatres across the US and appeared on television, films and national commercials. He has been nominated for multiple awards and as an Equity Actor, he has over 1,500 performances at the Kennedy Center with America’s longest running comedy "Shear Madness". As a narrator he has over 100 titles. giving voice to multiple audiobooks. 

 

Having worked in New York and Washington DC for the past two decades, Jonathan is excited to be bringing his expertise in storytelling to Georgia. Jonathan loves working with other actors and equipping them to use skills behind the microphone. 

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Christian Stokes

Acting Coach

Christian Stokes was raised in East Texas and has worked steadily in show business for 26 years.  He has worked alongside such actors as Charlize Theron, Jennifer Garner, Matthew McConaughey, Bruce Dern, and Sylvester Stallone. Some of his other highlighted credits include "Monster", "Nashville", "Escape Plan", "Revolution", "No Ordinary Family", "Alias" and "Bernie" starring Jack Black. 

Christian recently returned from a European Tour where he directed performances for the popular Marvel Universe Live stunt spectacular,

 

Christian has  a love for coaching up and coming actors in audition technique and the business of show business. 

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Michael Gene Conti

Improv & Screenwriting Coach

Michael recently moved to Atlanta from Los Angeles where he graduated the improv school at The Groundlings and studied acting at Warner Loughlin Studios under the tutelage of Warner Loughlin and Erin Cardillo. 

 

Michael's acting experience includes projects for Ghost House Pictures, NBC and the CW. Michael also starred in the Off-Broadway productions of The Drunken City and Neil LaBute's The Shape of Things while working with the sketch comedy troupe "Cardboard Helmets" and producing multiple digital shorts and stage shows in NYC.

 

As a writer, his scripted series, Spooked was produced by Bryan Singer’s Bad Hat Harry Productions and aired on Hulu in 2015. Michael’s writing has also been featured on MTV and Nerdist and he often works as a professional “script doctor”.

Ibanez Downtain

Teens Improv Coach

Ibanez Downtain has been an active performer in the city of Atlanta for 19 years, beginning when he was 13 years old. In that time, he has worked on independent films, been a part of several improv theatres in Atlanta and has learned from some of the most talented people in the country. He has held the titles of Main Cast Performer, Instructor (for all levels of improv), Director, and Producer. More recently, he has written, directed, and performed in several sketch comedy ensembles. With a special place in his heart for comedy, he is always looking to incorporate fun into the learning process.

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Maurice G Smith

Acting Coach

Maurice G Smith is a native of Philadelphia, PA, is a graduate of West Chester University with a BA in Theatre Arts and Masters from Mountview Theatre Conservatoire in London, England.

Maurice is best recognized for playing the lovable character of Reggie on Tyler Perry's hit series "Meet the Browns". He has also appeared on award-winning sitcoms including CBS's 
"Mom", ABC's "The Middle" and feature fims alongside comedy greats such as Jim Carey in "Bruce Almighty" and Adam Sandler in "Mr. Deeds."

His extensive theatre work includes the NAACP Theatre award-winning play "12x9" and he has entered homes all over America in over a dozen national commercials.

 

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James Tucker

Filming & Scene Coach

James Adam Tucker is an actor and recent Los Angeles transplant, who has appeared in numerous film and television productions including "Criminal Minds", "The Mindy Project", "Book Club", "Mistresses", "Training Day", "Beverly Hills 90210", and "Hair Spray".

 

A longtime independent filmmaker, he has filmed and edited over 600 actors demo scenes and reels.

James has directed over 25 feature films including "Eat Your Heart Out" which won Best Feature at the Backseat Film Festival and "Baby Fat" which won Best Feature at the Big Apple Film Festival and the Key West Film Festival. 

 

Your Actor Services Team

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Erin Bethea

Taping Professional

Private Coaching

Career Consultation

and more!

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James Tucker

Demo Reel Creation

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Jonathan Taylor

Voice Over and Accent Coaching

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Rachel Jensen

Taping Associate