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A125was our college classroom.
It was a safe space to learn and play.
Our goal is to provide the same environment for our clients through our services, which include audition coaching, actor website design, reel editing and educational workshops.
MEET THE TEAM
A veteran performer of nearly 25 years, Joe has been truly honored to perform in TV and Film as well as at some of the world’s most prestigious theaters. He has also had the privilege of working with countless artists, producers, and directors who have continuously inspired him throughout his career.
Some of his starring roles on televisions include NBC’s smash hit This is Us, ABC’s groundbreaking drama, Scandal, Netflix’s critically acclaimed Dear White People, and NBC’s long running drama, Law & Order: SVU. His film credits include Still Waiting in the Wings along side Cindy Williams and reprising the lead role of Tyler Hall in all three motion pictures, Bear City, Bear City 2: The Proposal, and Bear City 3.
Staying true to his performance roots, Joe has also worked for countless theaters across the country and has travelled internationally with Oh What A Night: A Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Norwegian Cruises, Holland America Cruises, as well as Australian and Canadian tours.
Recently, he was selected as one of the country’s top comedy talents for the 2018 CBS Diversity Showcase, in which he performed, wrote, and choreographed.
He is a graduate of Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theater with a concentration in Acting.
Learn more at TheJoeConti.com
Ari Frenkel is an actor, writer, and producer. He has worked consistently in TV, Film, and Theater. Some of his credits include HBO's "Silicon Valley," CBS's "All Rise," Amazon's "Homecoming," TNT's "Rizzoli & Isles," HULU's "There's...Johnny!" and "Sorry, Ari," his comedy web series which he writes, produces and stars in. "Sorry, Ari" was named one of the Best Web Series by IndieWire and won Breakout Series at GlowFest, Los Angeles.
Originally from New Jersey, Ari earned his BFA in Acting from Montclair State University. During his time there he won the prestigious Kennedy Center Irene Ryan Acting Competition at the National level in Washington, DC.
Before moving to LA, Ari worked extensively in theaters around the country. Ari now works consistently in on-camera work, producing a large amount of content in the form of online series, short films, and several feature film and television scripts. He has taught audition technique professionally in Los Angeles and coaches actors daily, which has resulted in clients booking Series Regular and large Guest Star roles on major Television shows.
Learn more at AriFrenkel.com
Justin Anthony Long
Justin is an actor, writer and director. He recently performed in the world premiere of the new musical MUTT HOUSE with Center Theatre Group and starred as Joseph in Marc Kudisch & 3DT's production of JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Some other acting credits include Gabe in NEXT TO NORMAL, Emcee in CABARET, Bert in MARY POPPINS and a featured role in Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
He co-wrote, starred and directed the musical web-series CITY OF DREAMS (NY Times, USA Today, and Playbill's Broadway on the Web). He recently directed OLD FRENEMIES in the Hollywood Fringe Festival and seven episodes of the comedy web-series SORRY, ARI (IndieWire).
Some other writing includes the opening musical number for the 2018 CBS DIVERSITY SHOWCASE, WELCOME TO SHOOFLY (ASCAP/DreamWorks Animation MT Workshop), COOKIE SOIRÉE (Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical & Winner of Ken Davenport's 10-Minute Play & Musical Contest), TAKE OUT (AAFL Top 10), and THE WILD AND WONDERFUL WHITES OF WEST VIRGINIA (Sound Bites Audience Choice Award for Best Musical).
Justin is a graduate of Montclair State University and the Upright Citizens Brigade Improv program.
Learn more at JustinAnthonyLong.com
A125is an educational company that focuses on the acceleration and education of professional actors. Our team is comprised of professional working actors who want to share the knowledge and help we wish we had at the beginning of our careers. We've worked in many major Films, Television Shows, and Theaters around the country. Our mission is to make the difficult journey of a professional acting career easier and more fun. We approach the business in a practical and pragmatic way, demystifying limiting beliefs and giving our clients actionable and tangible advice to tackle their own careers.
All of our coaches are consistently working actors and have worked in major films, TV shows, and theaters around the country. We are all auditioning NOW and have insights on audition technique, casting directors, and more. Sign up for your next on-camera or musical theatre audition and we'll help you knock it out of the park.
Available in-person in LA or on FaceTime/Zoom
Audition Coaching - $35/half-hour, $60/hr
Self-tape with Coaching - $50 per half-hour
Career Consultation - $60/hr
Musical Audition with Accompanist -
We have designed countless websites for professional actors all around the world. Take control of what the industry & fans see with a great site. We design all of our sites on WIX so you can easily take over once it's launched.
Check out some samples here.
Actor Website Design - $350 + WIX Fees
Reel Editing -
$250 (under 2 min)
$50 (every additional min)
$50 (post-edit updates)
Reels are essential to book on-camera work, make sure yours represents your best and stands out. We offer competitive pricing and quick turnaround.
"Ari may be single-handedly responsible for my booking of I'm Dying Up Here on Showtime as series regular Sully Patterson. I have coached with Ari many times before with great results, but was thrilled that in the face of some of my biggest jobs, Ari has managed to still calm me down, concentrate on the work and achieve that perfect symbiosis of serving the scene while achieving a specificity that makes the audition truly one-of-a-kind. That is what catches the eyes of producers."
I'm Dying Up Here, Kenan, Happy Endings
“Whenever I get the opportunity to audition for a series regular or guest stars, I always want to feel like I left it all out on the playing field. Working with Joe Conti at A125 Studios made me feel not only like I nailed the audition but also that I was using my full instrument to create art in the room and be undeniable! We have so much fun! Joe is not going to let you leave without giving a spectacular audition loaded in your pocket! I highly recommend A125 Studios!”
Kidding, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Modern Family
"I've never left a consultation with more questions answered and more clarity than the one I had with Justin. He was incredibly knowledgeable in all areas of the industry and I left our session with a complete course of action -- I'm finally moving forward with a passion I've been putting off for years!”
JAMIE RENEE SMITH
9-1-1, Better Things, Animal Kingdom
“Ari has a great sense of what an actor does well and how best to bring that out in the work. He works with you on choices and it's always an efficient and productive coaching session.”
Good Trouble, Dynasty
“Coaching with Justin is fun, easy, and I always leaves me confident that my work will stand out from the rest. He’s great at unlocking the funny and helps me bring my own specific individuality to every audition.”
Jee Young Han
Santa Clarita Diet, Station 19
“I love the website I got through A125! It represents me perfectly and has all of the info industry professionals need. I also love that I can easily update it on my own."
New Amsterdam, What We Do in the Shadows