Want us to cover something specific at SXSW 2014? Use #goodaction

Dear all,

As you may know, Bobby and I are going to be doing a presentation at SXSW this coming Saturday March 8th at 3:30pm in room 13AB at ACC.

We are going to be talking about How to Shoot Stunts and Action on a Budget.

If you would like us to cover something specific, we will be having some Q&A at the end, and we’ll be around after the seminar if you want to chat with us.

In the meantime, if there’s something you want us to cover, go ahead and tweet about it using hash tag #goodaction, and we’ll try to cover as much as possible during our talk or during Q&A.

After the seminar we will have our presentation notes up on our website www.TXSTARentertainment.com, so keep an eye out for that.

Hope to see you at the seminar, or afterwards.

Val Gameiro + Bobby Sargent


TXSTAR Presents a Bobby Sargent Seminar – Basics of Stunts for Actors


We are proud to associate with the Austin Actors Conservatory (a Screen Actors Guild group) and Jeff Grossman, for this joint seminar:



                                                      When:        Sunday, October 13, 2013

                                                      Where:       Studio E, 7612 Texas 71-E, Austin, TX 78735

                                                      Time:         12:30 pm – 6:30 pm

                                                      Check In:  Noon

                                                      Cost:           Free AAC Members, $25 AAC Fans, $35 General Public

                                                      Wear:          Loose fitting clothing suitable for movement


(12:30 pm – 2:00 pm)

Objective: Hear from an actual officer on the true behavior and convincing skills needed for television and film law enforcement roles. Come prepared to move.  Learn about police equipment, gun belt placement, uniforms, police gun and room tactics, arresting suspects, proper lock down and state law.

With JEFF GROSSMAN, SAG-AFTRA Actor/ Police Officer, SWAT Officer, Hostage Negotiator with over 25 years of experience. Worked on numerous Films and TV Shows as a Police/ SWAT Officer.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2645572/

(2:15 pm – 6:30 pm)

Objective: Hear from an expert on stunt safety, pleasing the camera, fighting believably and still walking off the set in one piece.  Learn awareness of the camera, performing basic stunts, removing fear, understanding female stunts from dirty street-fighter to elegant superhero, knowing movie magic to make stunts more effective and maintaining the paycheck.

With BOBBY SARGENT with a 35+ year career in the business of stunts, stunt coordination and 2nd unit directing, whose credits range from Stunt Double for Burt Reynolds (for 14 years) in films such as Smokey and the Bandit, to stunts in Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Alligator, Weekend at Bernies,
T.J. Hooker television series just to name a few.  http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0765096/:

Follow Austin Actors Conservatory on Twitter before Wednesday, November 9th for a chance to win a free ticket to this October 13th Police Tactics/Basic Stunts for the Actor Seminar


This seminar is for informational purposes and does not constitute
SAG-AFTRA’s endorsement of any particular product, service, or provider.


Gain an awareness of the camera and the different scenarios that will greatly benefit your craft in general. Learn how to communicate with the camera without dialogue and the impact it has on your performance. A working actor or actress should be expected to know how to perform basic stunts and this knowledge speaks volumes when you are on the set. Will the director or stunt coordinator have to spend valuable time trying to explain things to you. Most up-and-coming actors have no idea how your experience and comfort level when performing an action sequence can reflect upon you. Actresses should take a look at the roles that Angelina Jolie plays. Upstanding sophisticated, elegant and charming to a down and dirty extremely capable streetfighter and superhero. Just remember if you can’t do the job there’s always another actor or stunt double ready to snatch up the work. How capable are you to qualify for the role and the demands that come with it. How versatile do you want to be? How many roles do you want to qualify for? Are you capable enough to show up on a set tomorrow and perform the most basic punch, slap, kick, reaction, simple fall to the ground etc. etc. etc.? Safely performing these simple skills requires you to know a little movie magic to make them effective.