Michael Mapél graduated from the theatrically prominent American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and after three intense years with the Academy, he began his lifelong journey into the world of entertainment.

After years of having a successful career in the theatre, he realized he knew nothing of television or film. Michael, always moving forward, believes...
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Movie Reviews

While I am hardly Siskel or Ebert, I do love movies. Primarily classic oldies. Not oldies as in “The Breakfast Club” (1985) or “Halloween” (1978), (which I love) but Classic, Black and White, pre-1950's Oldies. I have been watching classic movies since I was a kid. Those are my favorites. I think they tell us so much about who we are, as well as where we are now. The new Millenium. And more importantly, as actors, where we came from.     (read more...)

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Willow Brook Studios

WBS is a progressive entertainment academy, located in Los Angeles, designed to nurture the careers of aspiring actors and writers. As a strategic planning, preparation and learning establishment, our studios provide the education, tools and creative support essential for young artists to evolve into cutting-edge professionals.

When it comes to success in acting…packaging is key. Acting agencies, managers and casting directors expect actors and actresses to be ready and marketable. Demo reel, headshots, websites and social media all play a key role in the marketability of an actor. These tools must be in place…especially for new actors.      (read more on my Willow Brook Studios page...)

If you'd like to to see for yourself what WBS has to offer you, click on the film reel and visit the actual site.

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