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Bernard Hiller Acting & Success Studio is pleased to welcome Academy Award winning Actors, Directors, Producers and Screenwriters. We also have Top Agents, Managers; as well as Award Winning Casting Directors, to our teach in our classes. We would like to thank the artists below who have shared their time and insights with our actors from around the world. We will be forever grateful!








  • Edward Zwick, Academy Award Winner“Shakespeare in Love”, “Traffic”, “The Last Samurai”, “Legends of the Fall”
  • Taylor Hackford, Academy Award Winner, “Ray”, “The Devil’s Advocate”
  • Baz Luhrmann, Academy Award Nominee“Moulin Rouge”, “The Great Gatsby”
  • Bille August, Academy Award Winner, Palme d’or, “The House of the Spirits”, “Les Misérables”
  • Lee Daniels, Academy Award Nominee, “EMPIRE”, “The Butler”, “Precious”
  • Michael Radford, 2 Time Academy Award Nominee“II Postino”, “The Merchant of Venice”
  • Paul Haggis, 2 Time Academy Award Winner“Crash”, “Million Dollar Baby”
  • Stephen Frears, Academy Award Nominee “The Queen”, “Dangerous Liaisons”, “ Philomena”, “The Grifters”
  • Bennett Miller, Academy Award Nominee “Capote”, “Moneyball”, “Foxcatcher”
  • Terry Gilliam, Academy Award Nominee“Monty Python”, “The Fisher King”
  • Rob Reiner, Academy Award Nominee“A Few Good Men”, “When Harry Met Sally”, “Stand By Me”
  • Simon Curtis “Woman in Gold”,“My Week with Marilyn” 
  • Nicolas Refn “DRIVE”, “Only God Forgives”
  • Mike Newell “Four Weddings and A Funeral”, “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”, “Donnie Brasco”
  • Brett Ratner “Hercules”, “Horrible Bosses”, “X-Men 3”
  • Stefan Ruzowitzky, Academy Award Winner, Best Foreign Film “Die Falscher”, “The Counterfeiters”
  • Agnieszka Holland, Academy Award Nominee“Europa Europa”, “In Darkness”
  • Matteo Garrone,Grand Prize in Cannes “Gomorrah”,”Reality”
  • Andy Tennant “Hitch”, “Bounty Hunter”
  • Garry Marshall “Pretty Woman”, “Valentines Day”





  • Mark Johnson Academy Award Winning Producer, “Breaking Bad”, “Rainman”, “The Notebook”, “Donnie Brasco”
  • Brett Ratner – “Revenant”
  • Erwin Stoff – “Unbroken”, “I Am Legend”, “The Matrix”, “The Blind Side“Edge of Tomorrow”
  • Brian Grazer – Academy Award Winning Producer, “A Beautiful Mind”, “Frost/Nixon”, “Apollo 13”, “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels & Demons”
  • Gianni Nunnari – ACCA Winner “300″, “Seven”, “The Departed”, “Shutter Island”
  • Mark Canton – “300”
  • Barry Navidi –“The Merchant of Venice”
  • Peter Guber – “Rain Man”, “Batman”, “The Color Purple”
  • Jerry Weintraub – “Ocean’s 11,12.13″, :Behind the Candelabra” Frank Sinatra, Elvis…
  • Avi Lerner – “16 Blocks”, “88 Minutes”, “The Expendables 1-4”
  • Richard Middleton Academy Award –“ The Artist”, “Hitchcock”
  • Lee Aronsohn – “Two and Half Men”, “The Big Bang Theory”
  • Guy Riedel –  “Wedding Crashers”, “Super 8”, “Cloverfield”
  • Mark Harris – Academy Award Winner, “Crash”
  • Micheal Ohoven Academy Award Nominee, “Capote”
  • Joe Roth – Chairman of “The Walt Disney Studios & 20th Century Fox” Alice In Wonderland”, “Snow White and the Huntsman”, “Maleficent”






  • April Webster – Emmy Award Winner, “Star Wars”, “Star Trek”, “Lost”, “Mission Impossible”
  • Kerry Barden – “Spotlight”
  • Marci Liroff“E.T.” “Indiana Jones”
  • Sarah Finn – “Avengers”, “Ironman”, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”
  • Shawn Dawson – “Dexter
  • Jane Jenkins – “Angels and Demons”, “Frost/Nixon”, “A Beautiful Mind”, “The Da Vinci Code”
  • Junie Lowry-Johnson – 8 Time Emmy Winner, “Desperate Housewives”, “Trueblood”, “Bruce Almighty”
  • Denise Chamian – “Saving Private Ryan”, “Transformers”, “Pirates of Caribbean”
  • Randy Hiller – “Crash”, “Iron Man”
  • Debra Aquila –  “Shawshank Redemption”
  • Dan Hubbard – London,  
  • And Casting Directors from Germany, Rumania, Spain, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia, Czech Republic & Russia.






Top Managers & Agents in LA and around the globe:

  • CAA – Hylda Queally 
  • ICM Partners
  • William Morris Endeavor 
  • United Agents – Dallas Smith – London
  • Paradigm and many more




  • Simon Beaufoy Academy Award Winner, “Slumdog Millionaire”, ” Hunger Games” “Battle of the Sexes”
  • Bobby Moresco Academy Award Winner, “Crash”
  • John Gatins Academy Award Nominee, “Flight”
  • David Ward Academy Award Winner,“The Sting”





  • Edward Lachman Academy Award Nominee,”Far From Heaven”



  • A.R. Rahman 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Slumdog Millionaire”
  • James Horner 2 Time Academy Award Winning Composer and Song, “Titanic”, “Avatar”
  • Lionel Richie Academy Award & Golden Globe Winner, Singer/Songwriter


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