The Professional Actors Workshop enjoys a rich lineage that derives in an unbroken line from the great actor trainers of the mid twentieth century such as Lee Strasbourg’s Actors Studio and Lawrence Olivier at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London. It is this connection that makes the Professional Actors Workshop (PAW) a premier experience in the acting arena.The critical link between these initiators of modern cinematic acting and the PAW today was the Film and Television workshop of the late Tad Danielewski, Emmy award winning writer-producer-director for NBC in New York, ABC in Los Angeles, Broadway director, and film-maker in Europe, Asia, and America. It is here that the Professional Actors Workshop began.

In 1989, Danielewski began the transition of the workshop to one of his students, Lance Williams, who had trained under him. Williams started teaching actors for the film and television markets in 1990. Danielewski’s legacy continues under the watchful eye of Williams’ stewardship. When you join the PAW today, you not only partake of this legacy, you become part of it. You accept the challenges. You receive the benefits. No weaklings need apply. Lance teaches what Tad taught – there is always room at the top.The Professional Actors Workshop exists to train and support talented individuals in the craft of acting for motion picture and television. If offers only the finest
in instruction from professionals who actively work in the business.