Welcome to our website!
My name is Ernest Goodman. I am a CEO and founder of Ernest Goodman Film Production Company.
Our preference among of multiple film genres is a romantic comedy and comedy. We love to make people happy. Doctors say that laughter is the best medicine. I love romantic comedies because love, in its many forms, can be beautiful, complicated, funny and everything in between. Hope you will enjoy our films.
I wrote a screenplay for romantic comedy film “The Man in a Case” which is remotely based on one of the Chekhov short stories.
My philosophy in film and theater is collaboration with an actors to make their performance superb and memorable. Maybe I am biased by my teaching directing actors experience. But, I believe directing actors is the key for the best actors performance. I know many directors do not direct actors at all. But this is certainly not a case for me. I love rehearsing with actors too. Rehearsal is a lab where we can get the best impromptu acting as a result of experiments with different directions.
You probably have heard about playable and non playable directions. If you don’t know what those direction mean please check out my blog at my studio website. There are about 10 chapters from my book are available for download or for reading on the go.
The methods of directing actors have more than 100 years of history and they have been developed by Konstantin Stanislavsky, Michael Chekhov, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner and others. They are based on the science of human behavior – psychology and psychophysiology.
I am also a founder of Goodman Directing and Acting studio. We are working in Los Angeles. I am a film director and screenwriter. I have written book: “The Art of Directing Actors” – for directors, actors, screenwriters – as well as others who loves directing actors so much.
By the way my book describes 17 methods of directing actors.
Let me share with you some of our future projects. I am currently working on two comedy films:
(1) The Man in a Case, is an independent feature film, modern romantic comedy set in USA, which is loosely based on the Anton Chekhov short story of the same name.
(2) The Bear, is an independent feature film, American adaptation set in USA, which is based on the Anton Chekhov’s play of the same name.
I studied directing for film and television at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, CA. Since 2012 I teach Directing Actors workshops in my own private studio.
At the Goodman Directing & Acting Studio in Los Angeles students are offered intensive workshops for directors and actors. Students get a comprehensive presentation, in-detail with practical – real life examples and scientific approach to their craft.
Feel free to check out our other websites as well:
(1) Goodman Directing and Acting studio website – www.ernestgoodmanstudio.com
Best of luck to you,