Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Professional Master Acting Classes Offered in the Hudson Valley: Meisner Method Comes Alive

For very nearly 50 years, I have based my entire Life, Craft and Career on the teachings of this man (see left). He was my mentor, my teacher and, I dare say, my friend. His teachings were a beacon to me that showed the way to an extraordinary career and a truly amazing life. 

We have seen his life's work come to dominate the landscape of professional 'actors' training the world over. No one has been more instrumental in the coaching of 'award- winning' talent than, Sanford "Sandy" Meisner. 

More Oscars, Golden Globes, Emmys, Tonys, Drama Desks, People's Choices, , BAFTAS, et al have been won by 'Meisner Method' actors than ANY others. Major elements of his 'technique' are taught in virtually EVERY acting school, college, university and conservatory throughout the world. 

His 'method' has NEVER failed me. Moreover, it has provided tens of thousands of actors, writers, directors and producers the finest tools with which to craft lifelong success in the most exciting and powerful industry on the planet. To me, it has truly been a gift that has kept giving. 

It is our honor and privilege to carry on this tradition through our 'Acting Anyone' classes and other training at the Academy of Film, Television, Stage and the Performing Arts (, a 501(c)3 corporation, now entering our 5th year of operation, right here, only an hour from Broadway in the Hudson Valley of New York. 

We invite Any and All interested in pursuing a career in the Performing Arts to visit and start your own "extraordinary" and 'affordable' journey here with us. Classes are forming now for new sessions. Please, feel free to call and schedule an appointment to see if the Academy is a good fit for you. At that time, we will also schedule you for a FREE ONE HOUR SESSION. 

You can find us at: or call us at 845-294-7500. We look forward to meeting with you. Happy New Year!  

David Patrick Wilson

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


Goshen awards “Acting Anyone” (part of "AFTSPA.Org, a 501c3not-for-profit)
 Best Performing Arts Company for 2018

GOSHEN, NY:  Acting Anyone, established by Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc nearly a decade ago by the producers of the movie “Collar” was initially intended to provide training of local talent for use in their many future productions. Since then, the program has trained nearly 200 of the area's finest talent in the basic technique of Sanford Meisner. “Acting Anyone” was awarded “Best Performing Arts Company 2018 Goshen”

The Meisner Technique is currently taught in most college and university acting programs and professional schools throughout the world. Mr. Wilson, a graduate at the Neighborhood Playhouse Class of 71 was trained by the master himself as well as with Meisner’s protégé, William Esper (William Esper Studios). Between them, David has logged hundreds of hours of actors training experience.

David’s extensive career spans nearly five decades. He has starred in and has been prominently featured as an actor in hundreds of productions in the US and abroad, working with such well known names as Sir Anthony Hopkins, Angela Lansbury, Charlton Heston, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Asner, Josh Brolin, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and dozens more.

A noted vocalist as well, and former student of Seth Riggs ("Singing for the Stars"), he also provides the same voice training Riggs has used to train Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Toni Braxton, Mariah Carey, and hundreds more of America's most recognizable voices. In addition to acting he has written, produced, and directed many productions of all types.

Acting classes are currently conducted at St James Episcopal Church, 1 St James Place, Goshen, NY. The program is accepting applications for enrollment in the January 2019 sessions, which may be expanded (depending on interest and supplemental funding), to include a number of additional courses in cinematography, sound recording, voice over acting, directing and writing. Voice and private classes are conducted at the offices of Willy-Gilly Productions at 222 Greenwich Ave., Goshen, NY.  Enrollment is limited.

For further information, to receive free introductory class and for enrollment call 845 294 7500 or email  Gift certificates are available for the holidays.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


"A Deeply Moving, Authentically Portrayed Story"  Las Vegas Tribune
We live in an age of instant communication that invites a constant barrage of information, that assaults the senses and often numbs our Human sensibility.  Our current President is perhaps the most violent and certainly the most prolific offender of this abuse of privilege, regarding what we see and hear. I call it "an offense" because it is truly a privilege and not a human right. 
In these times of social media and 'the web', it is self-evident that Truth can become obscured by the sheer volume of thoughts, the proliferation of "fake news" and the abundance of opinions freely expressed publicly by All. That in mind, it is easy to minimize the importance of some things that absolutely must be said, things that cannot be swept aside any longer.  Among issues such as War, Poverty, Disease and Corruption, we are once again confronted by 'the Truth' about the racial divide between our citizens of color (any color), the authorities that we have empowered to protect and defend us All and recent events that have so clearly defined that chasm. 
Recently, we (Willy-Gilly Productions) recently participated in a film festival with our independent, feature film, "Collar." We have now been 8 years in the process of developing, funding, producing and finding a market, finally deciding it would serve us all best to ‘self-distribute.’  This is simply due to the self-appointed custodians of the ‘pop’ cultural landscape (namely major movie studios, and corporate media) have been, at best, indifferent and mostly unwilling to confront the issues for any other reason than to self-aggrandize their own 'coverage,' hawk their advertiser's products and shamelessly exploit the American commercial marketplace.
For some years now, we have been engaged in completing, testing and promoting our film, which has ALWAYS received overwhelmingly positive response from the Public, even as we have been 'stonewalled' by the industry.  In the years that we have been seeking adequate outlets to provide the general public with some truth about these issues, we have learned that the corporate media agenda does not only include a suppression of truth, but an outright obstruction of fact.
Once again, now in its final version, our film has found its mark.  While our purpose was not to win awards, we have been rewarded with a reinforcement of our honest, creative vision. The Las Vegas Tribune (the first media of any kind to view, "Collar") reviewed our film, which was seen by the largest audience to attend the High Desert International Film Festival (HDIFF) and their reviewer wrote the following:
“Collar,” written, produced and directed by David P. Wilson, was a deeply moving, authentically portrayed story, based on true incidents, about a “good guy” detective at the end of his career, who makes a tough choice, split-second decision in the midst of a murder suspect chase and shoots a “well loved in the community” young black man. The ensuing devastation all-around rings true. A touchy subject handled with equanimity, this film serves as a platform for community healing when viewed and discussed. -- Marianne Donnelly Las Vegas Tribune 
Marianne's insight and perceptions of this film are exactly what was intended from the beginning, to create an awareness and open the channel for sincere investigation of our deepest thoughts about those who do not look like us, regardless of which "us" we may be.  We will continue to carry this fight for as long as it takes to expose these social scars, treat our damaged souls and heal this wounded Nation. 

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We would love to hear your thoughts and feelings on the issues presented and the film itself.   

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Some Like it HOT! Some Like it COLD! The real question is, "Can You Handle It Straight?"

Some Like it HOT! Some Like it COLD! The real question is, “Can You Handle It Straight?”

Some Like it Hot! Some Like it Cold!   The real question is, “Can you handle It Straight?”
What happens when a cop kills?  To his career?  His family?  His life?  What if the person he kills is black? Hispanic? White?  Is there ANYTHING that he can do to make it right, to redeem himself?  Do you want to know?  Do you even care?  Find the real deal here.
At last, a movie that tells it like it really is.
But, don’t take our word for it, read what the pros are saying about the film.  Know that this is not fake news.  It’s happening every day and probably even in your neighborhood.  Get the whole story from  ‘page one’ before you become the bad news at 6 and 11.

Monday, August 7, 2017

Hollywood Boogaloo Boo Hoo, boo!

At first, when you check the 'really fake news' at the link below, you might be alarmed to hear that the industry of Broadcast & Entertainment (B&E), which includes distribution is looking at a "down year." What a joke!
If you're looking at theatrical releases, you may see a slight contraction resulting in a 'miniscule' adjustment. You might conclude that I must be kidding! After all, a $1.6 billion loss sounds like a lot of money and, in fact, in the 'real world,' it is.
But, in the 'unreal world' of B&E, it isn't even a hiccup! This year, by most estimates, including all of the major analysts on 'the Street,' the B&E sector will pass $2.3 Trillion dollars in gross revenues, that "loss" equals .0007 percent! That's James Bond divided by 10! In other words, 'killer' numbers! RIGHT! 
We are talking a speck of FLY$#/+ on a side of beef! All that crap that they're pumping is about a set up for the top dogs (Wanda Corp. Owner, Wan Jianlin and his CEO at AMC) looking to make a stock grab from a sell-off resulting from the article. Let's talk about a REAL 'fake news' street fix. 
These corporate 'insiders' know that one bad season a major opportunity makes. They can pick up many millions in 'cab fare' by such a move. By 'cab fare,' we mean SEVERAL HUNDRED MILLIONS OF DOLLARS! Talk about 'Grand Larceny' and 'white collar' crime.  
They also know that the financial sector of which we are speaking has OUTPERFORMED EVERY OTHER FINANCIAL SECTOR ON WALL STREET OVER THE PAST 5 YEARS. IT HAS GROWN AN UNBELIEVABLE 140% OVER THAT PERIOD, according to WSJ data (Feb. 2017). The U.S. controls 3/4 of all that business (down from 80% a few short years ago.) 
Ever since Sen. Joe McCarthy was stupid enough to try and take down Hollywood on behalf of our First American Queen, J. Edgar Hoover, it has enjoyed a 'laissez faire' relationship with Washington. "Tinseltown" has always sworn to take care of its own. At least, that's the way it was while Jack Valenti was riding shotgun in D.C. I was here when Jimmy Carter closed up those big, fraudulent, multiple tax break 'loopholes' in 1978. 
Then again, it was pretty much a fledgling, All-American, cow town in those days. It was that way right up until Murdoch grabbed Fox, Sony snatched Columbia and Mitsubishi, (then Vivendi) rolled Universal. Lots of cash changing greasy little hands in those deals. 
Since then, all these 'ferrenners' have been taking over as much of American showbiz as the SEC will let them. We ought to take a closer "look see" at who is 'cutting up the pie' these days and exactly how they're doing it. We may need to get on that before B&E becomes the next 'major manufscturing industry in the U.S. to flee to foreign soil.
BTW: Have you noticed how many commercials are being shot in China these days?! They have turned that corner and are unabashed in their efforts to put the label, "Made in China" on a big chunk of American advertising product. Remember what happened in Detroit in the '60s when GM, Ford and Chrysler controlled 80% of the automobile market. That hum your hearing in Hollywood's background isn't a Honda... it's a Wanda! 😎§ion=Economy&keywords=hollywood-stock-collapse-movies&year=2017&month=08&date=04&id=805790&aliaspath=%2FFinance%2FArticle%2FFinance-ArticleTemplate&

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

"SPECIAL 1Act Play" at The Hudson Guild Theater in Manhattan!


EWE is pleased to announce that Nann Gill, Host of the TV show "Empowering Women Everywhere" has been cast as a lead in Swordfish Production's award winning 1 Act play, "SPECIAL" by Ann P. Meredith which will be a part of the awesome NYSUMMERFEST's New York Theatre Festival at The Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenue), NYC 10001 with Performances on August 3rd a@ 9:00pm, 4th @ 6:15pm and 6th @ 8:30pm.  
"SPECIAL 1ActPlay" is a Labor of Love and Passion and speaks to so many who have been raped, are being raped and will be raped...
"SPECIAL" is also a dramatic motion picture feature film project.  For more information contact Swordfish Productions 310.456. 4184.
ANN P MEREDITH is an internationally acclaimed Writer Director Producer Cinematographer Fine Art Photographer Performance & Installation Artist - Born in Hot Springs, Arkansas Ann is a survivor of incest, rape family violence, date rape, military experimentation, torture, interrogation and sexual assault. Ann’s vision for her life’s work has been to utilize Art, The Written and Spoken Word to help give a realistic and compassionate face and voice to those who have been injured, marginalized, neglected, persecuted, under-recognized and therefore, underserved. Ann’s work is in the Smithsonian, The Library of Congress, The Schlesinger at Harvard and the UCLA Film & Television Archives in Hollywood.
Now is the time to join together and address the pandemic that is destroying young women and their assailants every day.  It is NOT okay!
Join us now and raise your voice.  Together we can make a difference.  Our Go Fund Me Campaign is at
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Saturday, June 10, 2017


Left to Right:  Nann Gill, Brian Nieves and David Patrick Wilson



We are looking for final answers to the marketing mystery.  What works?  Pick the movie poster you like for the motion picture "Collar" from the 6 choices on our website and you will have the opportunity to win $100.00.
In our first go round, Brian Nieves of Florida NY was our winning contributor, receiving a $100 check for his contribution.  Which poster do you like?
We offer to you the very same opportunity! 
"Collar" is the award winning feature film produced by Willy-Gilly Productions, Inc. of Goshen, NY and shot entirely in the Hudson Valley.  To quote Marianne Donnelly in her Las Vegas Tribune review,
“Collar,” written, produced and directed by David P. Wilson, was a deeply moving, authentically portrayed story, based on true incidents...Marianne Donnelly Las Vegas Tribune
Join us as we reach out the American People to reveal truth, restore faith and revive the American Spirit of equality and integrity in these difficult times.  Basic membership is free and you receive a free download of the new hit "House of Love" sung by Tedi Wilson.