The Art of Acting

An Actor's Retreat in France 2020

October 17-24, 2020

Chateau Allure Du Lac

Loire Valley, France


The Art of Acting in and Making a Film is a weeklong adventure for actors wishing to study - and appear in a film - in France! 

Run by award-winning director and acting coach Terry Ross and award-winning screenwriter and producer Lisa Bruhn, the program will include the opportunity to star -as a character written specifically for you!!! -in a movie filmed on location in the gorgeous and historic Loire Valley, France. Known for it’s many castles, beautiful landscapes and exquisite wines, this stunning location promises to provide an incredible location for an acting experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

While in France, you’ll stay at the highly acclaimed Chateau Allure du Lac.  

A spectacular estate set on a 22 acre lake, which includes it’s own island! The pastoral setting includes over 100 acres of gardens, woods and parkland perfect for leisurely walks and so much more.  

While filming is at the center of this experience, there still will be time for an French cooking class, visits to the nearby town of Angers and it’s famed castle housing the oldest and longest medieval tapestry: The Tapestry of the Apocolapse a winery tour, and a filmed masquerade ball! This week is sure to fill all your creative, culinary and sight-seeing desires!! 

Explore our website to learn more about the accommodations, schedule and surrounding location, and then contact us for more information. We believe that whether you are an accomplished actor or just starting out, our Film Acting Retreat in France is perfect for you. All we ask is that you love acting, film and the French countryside!  

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Location, location, location

First, your stay at the historic Chateau Allure du Lac estate will feel like a week spent within a living movie set. Located in the western part of the Loire Valley in France, Chateau Allure Du Lac is an exquisitely decorated and luxurious 19th century chateau. Updated with modern amenities, yet still retaining its old world charm, Chateau Allure du Lac is truly a special place. 

The Château’s history can be traced back to the 1340’s when it was originally constructed during what has become known as “The Hundred Years War” that featured Joan of Arc and was fought between France and England over the rightful succession to the throne of France. During the 1860s and 1890s the chateau was rebuilt in the breathtaking renaissance style you see today.

Touring The Loire Valley Countryside

And what’s French style without French food? We’ll also explore the region’s world-renowned culinary culture in meals out – and in an on-site French cooking class led by a local expert. 

Though it might feel like an island, Chateau Allure du Lac is easy driving distance to Grez Neu-ville - known to be the most charming village in all of the Loire Valley and only 20 minutes from the historic Angers and its famous castle and close to the world famous Anjou/Saumar wine district - which we will be visiting as well !

A feast for all your senses This week is sure to fill all your creative, culinary, and sightseeing desires. Contact us for more information and to receive regular updates. 

Lights, camera, action!

You’ll be able putting your acting skills to work in the 20- to 30-minute film written specifically for you. The film will be shot in a variety of locations in and around Chateau Allure du Lac. Once our week wraps up, the film will be professionally edited, shared with participants and entered into a variety of international film festivals. Importantly, all participants will receive IMDb credit.

Take the next step! Contact us to learn more about this unique opportunity, and to receive updates as the program develops.