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Sara Mornell, is a working actor, author, director, and coach. Since her arrival in Los Angeles she has appeared in numerous films and television shows.Some of Sara’s credits include Becker, Judging Amy, People Like Us, Six Feet Under, George Clooney’s HBO pilot Kilroy, Lie to Me, CSI: NY, Bones, Paranormal Activity, 6 Miranda Drive with Kevin Bacon, and Wicked City. A true chameleon Mornell has successfully created a niche for herself in Hollywood. At one point she had been recurring simultaneously on “Judging Amy” and “Becker”, as well as booking a pilot, that is when Sara took a step back from the business to reevaluate. During that brief hiatus an agent asked her to coach one of his (her?) clients for an upcoming audition. The results were immediate, the client successfully booked the job and Sara’s love of coaching was born. It was also then when Sara realized that the key to successfully coaching actors was to continue to be a working actor herself. As a coach Sara has worked with actors such as Jesse Williams (“Grey’s Anatomy”), Kenny Wormald (“Footloose”), Her clients also include veteran actors such as Rose Rollins (“The L Word”), and Ethan Embry (“Can’t Hardly Wait”) among hundreds of others. Sara now offers monthly multi-day audition intensives. These sessions are for those who seek that edge of distinction while in the room. Former students who have attended felt the work was an invaluable experience. Sara’s insights and coaching positively changed the way they approached auditioning and dramatically increased their booking rates.

How do you feel your local industry is preparing to start back up? Have you looked at proposed safety plans? Are you rea...
06/11/2020

How do you feel your local industry is preparing to start back up? Have you looked at proposed safety plans? Are you ready to get back to work? We want to hear from you...

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#WednesdayWisdom
06/10/2020

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06/09/2020

Happy #TipTuesday!! We’re talking bringing truth and being yourself in the audition today!
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#BlackLivesMatter #StandForMoreThanSelfies #Community
06/08/2020

#BlackLivesMatter #StandForMoreThanSelfies #Community

06/06/2020

The Georgia primary is Tuesday June 9th and, as a Georgia based studio, we want to encourage our fellow citizens to have their voice heard. As artists we can lend our voices, and encourage our friends, family, and neighbors to all vote! We are committed to working for change, thru all avenues including but not limited to peaceful protest, education, and voter engagement.

Thank you to our friends and our Mornellian Family who helped with video to spread the word, editing done by Nathan Anderson at demoreel.com

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Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Thea A Johnson (@thea_alesiaj) a #Mornellian and educator in the Atlanta Public S...
06/05/2020

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Thea A Johnson (@thea_alesiaj) a #Mornellian and educator in the Atlanta Public Schools, serving as the STEM Program Specialist at M. Agnes Jones Elementary School, the only school in the State of Georgia to earn GA Department of Education STEM and STEAM Certifications; as well as COGNIA International STEM Certification.

#MornellMethod #TogetherApart #Community #TogetherWeCan #ActorsLife #StrongerTogether #TeachersOfInstagram #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #TV #Film #Mornellian #FrontLine #Gratitude #EducationMatters

Share those stories & content creators that have helped you gain greater perspective...#MornellMethod #Community #Repres...
06/04/2020

Share those stories & content creators that have helped you gain greater perspective...

#MornellMethod #Community #RepresentationMatters #Mornellian #StrongerTogether #AmplifyMelanatedVoices

#BlackOutTuesday
06/02/2020

#BlackOutTuesday

We are heartbroken at the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed and too many more. We stand...
06/01/2020

We are heartbroken at the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Sean Reed and too many more.

We stand in solidarity against racism and hate.

We stand with our Black students and staff.

We are committed to doing our part to listen, learn, and provide a space where frank conversations can and will occur and where we use the art we create to take a stand and challenge hateful views.

Silence on this matter has no place in our studio, our cities, or anywhere else in this country.

Today and every day, #BlackLivesMatter

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Darvin Jennings (@darvin_j) a #Mornellian and HIV testing counselor & health educ...
05/29/2020

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Darvin Jennings (@darvin_j) a #Mornellian and HIV testing counselor & health educator in San Diego, CA.

#MornellMethod #TogetherApart #Community #TogetherWeCan #ActorsLife #StrongerTogether #ThankYouHealthcareWorkers #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #TV #Film #Mornellian #FrontLine #Gratitude

Check the link in our bio for more resources...#MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether #Re...
05/28/2020

Check the link in our bio for more resources...

#MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether #ReadersOfInstagram #Research #SagAftra

#WednesdayWisdom
05/27/2020

#WednesdayWisdom

05/26/2020

Happy #TipTuesday!! We’re talking about the co-star audition today!
#MornellMethod #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #Audition #ActorsLife #SoundOn #Mindset #Mornellian

We hope all of those in our Mornellian Community have a safe Memorial Day!!
05/25/2020

We hope all of those in our Mornellian Community have a safe Memorial Day!!

05/20/2020

Happy #TipTuesday!! We’re talking about bringing yourself to the role today!
#MornellMethod #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #Audition #ActorsLife #SoundOn #Mindset #Mornellian

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Adrian Hernandez (@adrian_enrique_aispuro) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellian...
05/18/2020

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Adrian Hernandez (@adrian_enrique_aispuro) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMethod #WorkingActor #Audition

A new session of our screenwriting workshop taught by @madhat31 & @jonothonmitchell starts June 11th!! Email mornellstud...
05/15/2020

A new session of our screenwriting workshop taught by @madhat31 & @jonothonmitchell starts June 11th!! Email [email protected] to register now!!

#MornellMethod #ContentCreator #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #Writer #ActorsLife

05/15/2020

Happy #FunnyFriday!! Thank you Anna Borchert (@aborchert) for this great blooper!! #MornellMethod #ActorsLife #Audition #SelfTape #SoundOn #Bloopers

We want to know what you’re reading...let us know in the comments below! And if you need some recommendation...check out...
05/14/2020

We want to know what you’re reading...let us know in the comments below! And if you need some recommendation...check out our second slide!! #MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether #ReadersOfInstagram #Research

#WednesdayWisdom
05/13/2020

#WednesdayWisdom

05/12/2020

Happy #TipTuesday!! We’re talking about self taping today!
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Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Dina Najjar (@createwithdina) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMet...
05/11/2020

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Dina Najjar (@createwithdina) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMethod #WorkingActor #Audition

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Mohammad Jamal Deen (@jd.moha) a #Mornellian and anesthetist CRNA / rescue swimme...
05/08/2020

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, meet Mohammad Jamal Deen (@jd.moha) a #Mornellian and anesthetist CRNA / rescue swimmer and medic on a water rescue vessel.

#MornellMethod #TogetherApart #Community #TogetherWeCan #ActorsLife #StrongerTogether #ThankYouHealthcareWorkers #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #TV #Film #Mornellian #FrontLine #Gratitude

There have been so many incredible CDs, showrunners, writers etc sharing information during this time and providing acto...
05/07/2020

There have been so many incredible CDs, showrunners, writers etc sharing information during this time and providing actors with ways to get in front of them... let us know in the comments below what a favorite opportunity has been!! #MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether

#WednesdayWisdom
05/06/2020

#WednesdayWisdom

Happy Giving Tuesday Mornellians!! If you’re able to give and looking for some incredible organizations making an impact...
05/05/2020

Happy Giving Tuesday Mornellians!! If you’re able to give and looking for some incredible organizations making an impact in our global and local communities, here are some of our favorite charities!!

#MornellMethod #GiveBack #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #GivingTuesday #Audition #OlympianMindset #WorkingActor #SetLife #Atlanta #LosAngeles #NewYork #StrongerTogether #Community #Mornellian

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Jillana Darby (@jillanadarby) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMet...
05/04/2020

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Jillana Darby (@jillanadarby) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMethod #WorkingActor #Audition #Atlanta

05/01/2020

Happy #FunnyFriday!! Thank you Brianna Endrina (@briannaendrina) for this great blooper!! #MornellMethod #ActorsLife #Audition #SelfTape #SoundOn #Bloopers

We are talking motivation and inspiration...let us know in the comments below what quotes keep you going either during t...
04/30/2020

We are talking motivation and inspiration...let us know in the comments below what quotes keep you going either during this time or when the industry is in full swing!! #MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether

#WednesdayWisdom
04/29/2020

#WednesdayWisdom

04/28/2020

Happy #TipTuesday!! We’re talking about dealing with distractions during the audition today!
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Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Ulisses Gonsalves (@the_ulisses_gon) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #Mor...
04/27/2020

Happy #MornellianMonday! Meet Ulisses Gonsalves (@the_ulisses_gon) part of our Mornell Studios family. #Mornellians #MornellMethod #WorkingActor #Audition #Atlanta

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, m Lisette Resille (@lisetteresille) a #Mornellian and RN working in the ICU in Georgia...
04/24/2020

Happy #FeatureFriday!! This week, m Lisette Resille (@lisetteresille) a #Mornellian and RN working in the ICU in Georgia.

#MornellMethod #TogetherApart #Community #TogetherWeCan #ActorsLife #TeachingActorsWhatItTakesToBook #StrongerTogether #TV #Film #Mornellian #FrontLine

Show us your set up...Take a pic and tag us in your stories and we’ll share in our stories!!#MornellMethod #GiveBack #To...
04/23/2020

Show us your set up...Take a pic and tag us in your stories and we’ll share in our stories!!

#MornellMethod #GiveBack #TogetherApart #Mornellian #StrongerTogether

#WednesdayWisdom
04/22/2020

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Sara! Forgive my jumping on here and posting out of turn perhaps...but...I must give you all my gratitude and thanks for all of your stealth advise and forceful love in aiding me when it comes to the most important part of my work: auditioning. I have booked my last 4 roles--in a row---recurring in: "Todays Special" for TBS (Jane Lynch, Michael Cera, Christopher Maloni and more) Recurring in "STUMPTOWN" for ABC and "This Is Us"; "Casting the Net", and to top the rest of it off: a national commercial. None of any of this would have been possible w/o your guidance. I mean, yes, I can act and go toe to toe with anyone BUT would I ever have the chance? Maybe, maybe not. I only know that in the room, on tape, I now, instead of being a fool who is really fine actor that rarely works, Im now a player that comes in blazing. Believe me as I say these words--I will have the career that I was born to have. Not only because of the talent I was given, but because I learned how to do the work of getting the work. And you, my dear love, are a major reason why. TY! TY! TY!
Thank you for the invite🙏💞☺
Casting 2 roles for THIS SUNDAY and NEXT WEEKEND: ETHNICALLY DIVERSE male 20-30s, NON-UNION and ETHNICALLY DIVERSE female 30-40s, NON-UNION. MUST BE AVAILABLE THIS SUNDAY AND NEXT WEEKEND. $150/day. We will need you for 3 hours MAX each day. Please DM me.
This is the best Weekend I have spent in many years. The investment in my "business" will pay dividends for years to come. Thank you Sara. The best way to honor you and all that you shared, is to put in practice the Mornell method.
I am pinned for SWAT
I took the 2-day intensive with Sara a couple of weekends ago and decided to tape an audition at the studio so I could just Mornell the hell out of this! I taped with Martha and it was great! She had such a beautiful way of calling me on my BS when it surfaced and made the process simple and smooth.
And so it begins.... #MornellMethod #FEMALEDIRECTOR
Sara your master class last Thursday was great !! Now I'm on the wait list for your atlanta intensive !!