Peter Wise Actors Studio

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PWAS Children's Classes

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Address: Open Stage West Theatre, 1st floor  

14336 Ventura Blvd Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Classes are held every Saturday! 

Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Fee: $300 for 8 week class

Meet Our Instructors

80% of the actors she discovered, mentored and coached in New Orleans went on to become fulltime working actors in the Film and TV Industry and some of  the projects they landed speaking roles and or starring roles in are are Straight Outta Comptom, Ncis:New Orleans, Roots, The Game, Treme, Hap and Leonard, Bad Moms, Free Lancers, The Originals,  Queen Sugar, Mudbound, Zoo, Jack Reacher: Never go back, Women Thou Art Loosed On The 7th day, Lee Daniels the Butler, Django Unchained, Joe Dirt, Kidnap, Saints & Sinners, 99 Homes, Contraband, True Detective, 12 years a slave, The last exorcism Part 2, 21 Jump street, The Paperboy, Breakout kings, Video Girl, A little bit of Heaven, Brawler, Imagination Movers, Revenge of the bridesmaid, Worst Prom Ever, Bad Lieutenant, Pregnancy pact, The Expendables, My Parents My Sister and Me and Angel Wings just to name a few. The list goes on.

Jaqueline is very much a business women and so she takes it a step further and mentors actors and parents. She shares vital information on the business of show business for those entering this industry. Understanding the business is just as important as honing your craft.

“I am there every step of the way with them. We are on this journey together to achieve their dreams and for me that’s priceless watching it unfold before your eyes”. I am a lifetime mentor to my actors. I groom them and move them along but the mentorship last a lifetime.”

Mr. Gaskins was a writer and producer on the television show "The Tony Rock Project." He has also found success as an independent film writer, producer and director with his two award winning films "The Lying Truth" and "Restraining Order". Restraining Order earned Mr. Gaskins a NAACP Image Award Nomination for Outstanding Writing of a Feature Film. He’s recently completed production on his latest feature film the hilarious romantic comedy “Reggie Gaskins’ Urban Love Story.” Lastly, Mr. Gaskins has just completed writing his 5th feature length screenplay entitled “What’s the Point?” an intense and engaging faith based drama.

Additionally, he has written, produced and directed many short films and web series including the hilarious web series "Reggie's Family & Friends”, and "Reggie Gaskins' Urban Love Story", the increasingly popular “Speaker of the House” as well as several others. His feature film "The Lying Truth" won Best Picture and Audience Choice award at the 2011 Hayti Heritage Film Festival.

Mr. Gaskins aspires to continue making thought provoking films and television shows and is seeking his first SAG Award nomination for Acting and/or Directing. 

Prospective students are encouraged to come in and audit a class! The audit fee is $25 and is credited toward class tuition if you wish to join within one month from your audit date.

Jaqueline Fleming 

Award winning, Philadelphia, PA born writer /director Reggie Gaskins, began his acting career at the prestigious Freedom Theatre. It was there where he honed his skills as an actor, playwright and director.

Upon his move to Los Angeles, Mr. Gaskins found success as a strong comedic actor, television/ film writer, director and producer. His comedic timing landed him as the lead in the hilarious ABC Pilot “Go Sick.” He has since starred in numerous TV Shows and Films including “Rizzoli & Isles”, “Curb Your Enthusiasm", “90210”, “EVE”, and films “LET’S BE COPS”, “FRIDAY AFTER NEXT", and "SHOWTIME"

Private coaching is available. Please email for additional information.

Acting is RE-CREATING life! Every young actor should have a "utility belt" filled with many skills you should be able to pull out whenever you need them. Skills you will be able to utilize in auditions, showcases, and more importantly; on set. At PWAstudio we focus on scene study, improvisation, character development, on-camera work and take pride in our actors perfecting both the Meisner technique and method acting. Download our Enrollment Packet from below!

Ages: 6-14

Maximum Class Size: 12 Students

Jaqueline Fleming also known as "JAQ" is a Film/TV Actor and Producer. She currently recurs on the BET series “The Quad” as Cynthia Diamond and just wrapped production on the Feature Film “River Runs Red” as one of the producers. The Film stars John Cusack, Taye Diggs, George Lopez and Luke Hemsworth.

Jaqueline is also the former founder and owner of Proclaim Talent Agency and Jaqs Acting Studio. A successful Talent Agency & Acting Studio formerly located in New Orleans. She is now in Los Angeles fulltime and will take her expertise an actor, producer, former talent agent and top acting coach to train kids and private coach teens.
Jaqueline has her own special niche and is known for discovering diamonds in the rough and molding them into working actors. One of the young adult actors she discovered, coached and mentored in New Orleans was Jason Mitchell who went on to star as Eazy E in Straight Outta Compton, 4 time Oscar Nominated Film “Mudbound’ and the Showtime Series “Chi”. She has 10 years under her belt grooming kids, teens and young adults for auditions. She is a Meisner Actor and teaches improv, scene study, cold read, on camera technique, audition technique, character development and script analysis.

Reggie Gaskins​

​Mailing Address: 18034 Ventura Blvd,  Suite 403, Encino, CA 91316​

Class Information 

Scene Study

Improv and Scene Study