Tim Phillips, founder of The Tim Phillips Studio, is an on-camera audition coach based in Los Angeles. A former actor and theatre director, in 1983 he established his studio in New York, where he taught principles of acting based upon The Meisner Technique. Since then, he has ignited the careers of Emmy Award-winner Richard Schiff, Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominee Wendie Malick, Nancy Travis, Roma Maffia, Robert Wisdom, and thousands of other actors. He has also coached Justin Timberlake, Molly Simms, Jayne Brook, Joanne Baron, Justin Chatwin, and Kate del Castillo. Tim has personally coached 35,000 auditions in the last twenty-five years. Over 70 percent of his students book roles from the audition scripts they bring into his class to prepare. Many of his current and former students have been casted as series regulars, recurring characters, and top-of-show guest stars on television and in feature films.
Tim's highly acclaimed Sherlock Holmesing the Text® method of script analysis is the foundation of his on-camera audition technique. In combination with his unique tools for crafting, his method is one of the most comprehensive and revolutionary approaches to auditioning ever made available to professional actors working in film and television. As a speaker, he regularly tours the country lecturing at colleges and universities. He is the creator of the audio Tim Phillips' Studio Audition Technique (CD) and companion video series to this book, Tim Phillips' On-camera Audition Technique: Sherlock Homlesing the Text® (DVD 1) and Tim Phillips' On-camera Audition Technique: Crafting (DVD 2).