2018 Best Lead Actress- UT Film Awards

Charla was honored this weekend at the 2018 UT Film Awards when she won the Award for Best Lead Actress for her perfomance in Glass Cages.  Glass Cages also had it's world premier this weekend at the Utah Film Festival and was met with high acclaim.  Stay tuned for more information on how you can see Glass Cages soon. 

Watch backstage interview here

 
April 12th, 2018   |   Permalink   |  

NEW YOUTH/TEEN WORKSHOP FOR FEB.

ON-CAMERA AUDITION WORKSHOP FOR KIDS & TEENS (AGE 8-16)

DATES: FEBRUARY 10, 17, 24 -2018 / 11am-2pm 

WHERE: The Actors Workshop 1400 So. Foothill Dr. Suite 225, SLC 

TUITION: $185 
To register: https://form.jotform.com/Charlaboc/workshop-registration-

JOIN CHARLA’S POPULAR AND HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER WORKSHOP FOR KIDS AND TEENS TO LEARN THE BEST ON-CAMERA AUDITIONING TECHNIQUES AROUND, THAT WILL INCREASE THEIR BOOKING RATE & BOOST CONFIDENCE! FOCUS WILL BE ON FILM, TV, AND COMMERCIAL AUDITIONING. RESOURCES WILL ALSO BE GIVEN TO PARENTS TO HELP WITH THOSE TRICKY QUESTIONS LIKE,“HOW DO I PUT TOGETHER MY CHILD’S RESUME”? , “WHAT DO WE DO NEXT”?, “WHAT’S A DEMO REEL”?, “HOW CAN I HELP MY CHILD PREPARE FOR AN AUDTION AT HOME”? ETC. STUDENTS WILL LEARN: RELAXED, COMFORTABLE SLATES, BUTTONS THAT BOOK JOBS, MAKING STRONG CHOICES, THE MOMENT BEFORE, THE INTERNAL MONOLOGUE & HOW TO HANDLE IMPROV AND NON-SPEAKING AUDITIONS!

Charla is a highly sought-after acting coach, now based in SLC. She is also a busy working actor herself, appearing regularly in commercials, viral internet ads, Independent Films and on TV. She has been teaching and coaching actors of all ages and abilities for over 25 years! She led the kids division in Los Angeles at award-winning studio, Keep It Real Acting for two years, as well as privately coaching Utah kids and teens that consistently audition in LA for Disney, Nickelodeon and other major projects both in LA and SLC. She has a gift for working with young actors and understands how to help them make strong choices, and give a more natural performance. Her focus is on truly listening in the moment and reacting honestly with out pre-planning, whether they are doing a cold-reading, a memorized scene or on-set filming.

 
January 11th, 2018   |   Permalink   |  

Two new internet Ads!

Two of my newest internet ads went live today: One for Click Funnels, which was produced by the hilarious Harmon Brothers and will most assuredly go viral. I play Debbie fron HR in this one.  The other is for PluralSight, which they launched live yesterday at their PluralSight IQ Live event in SLC.  

Click the links below to view the full ads. 

Click Funnels (Gold Digger): 

Pluralsight (This is Not a Test):

 

 
September 20th, 2017   |   Permalink   |  

More Sinclair Gas commercials are live!

The rest of the TV spots for the Sinclair Gas "Perfomance You'll Notice" campaign have gone live and will now be airing regionally on TV.  

Click to view:

2017 Sinclair Gas DINOCARE / Full 1 min. TV Spot

2017 Sinclair Gas DINOCARE "UFO" TV Spot / 30sec.

2017 Sinclair Gas DINOCARE "Racecar" TV Spot / 30sec.

 

ENJOY!! 

 
August 23rd, 2017   |   Permalink   |  

Sinclair Gas Commercial

Click here to view commercial: https://youtu.be/NsHBgsmc-hg

Enjoy this new spot I did for Sinclair Gas this spring.  Shot in Elko, NV.  Fun shoot, great people.  Can't wait to see the rest.  

 
June 26th, 2017   |   Permalink   |  

The PooPourri Ad has dropped

The newest ad in a series of three "choose your own adventure" internet ads for PooPourri, entitled "Control the Shituation", has finally aired online. "How to Poop at Work" stars Charla as the presenter in a fancy pants meeting that suddenly finds herself in a bind. Watch it here for a hilarious adventure  

https://youtu.be/OIbLhhZ3B9w

 
October 31st, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

First PooPourri Internet Ad is released!

PooPourri just released the first of three internet ads that I had the pleasure to be in!!!  You can view the first one here

Pure comic genius . . .  The others will follow soon.  Enjoy!!

 
October 4th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

BYU Store Commercial!

My newest commercial for The BYU Store "Gear So Legit" campaign is now airing online and on BYU TV.  Check it out!! 

click here to view 

 
August 28th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Poo-Pourri Commercial!!!

Great news!!  I just booked a new Poo-Pourri Ad.  Love this product and even more, I love their marketing.  I can't wait to shoot this week.  Details to come! 

 
July 25th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

New Cricket Wireless Ad.

 Check out my new hilarious new ad from Cricket Wireless just in time for Mother's Day! 

Click here to watch

 
May 3rd, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Spring Update

Spring has sprung and I have been a busy actor!  It seems that since January, 2016 rolled around, I have been working non-stop.  Here are some of the highlights from the last couple months; I booked a co-star role on Steven Soderbergh's HBO fim, Mosaic. That was a great day on set and, as always it is so nice working on a full SAG project.  They take extra good care of talent! During much of Febuary, I was busy shooting two film projects; a short called,The Mother Wound, in which I played the mother.  It was a great script and a fun character.  And a feature film, called 1 vs 100, in which I played a major supporting role of Susan Tarkofsvky.  Susan cried a lot!!!  I don't think there was a single scene I shot for that film in which Susan is smiling.  Very intense stuff!  

In the midst of those projects, I booked and recorded several voice-over jobs, in addition to a wonderfully funny Game of Thrones Parody for VidAngel. This internet spot is now availabe to watch here: https://www.facebook.com/VidAngel/videos/541667002684502/

This week I will be shooting a commercial for Cricket Wireless which will be airing as a mother's day campaign.  It is a wonderfully written and wickedly funny spot!  

In addition to my acting work, this has been a great time for many of my private students.  I am currently working with two young actresses that have also secured reprentation in LA and are going back and forth to auditions for Disney Channel TV shows and movies, as well as other major projects in Hollywood. 

So, here's to a contunued busy spring!!  

 

 
April 11th, 2016   |   Permalink   |  

Doritos Crash the Super Bowl commercial entry

Here's our entry into the famous Doritos Crash the Superbowl Commercial contest.  Watch it, give our entry 5 stars, and share it on your social media sites!  Enjoy! 

Click here to view commercial

 

 
November 21st, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

CHANGES TO WEEKLY WORKOUT CLASS

I wanted to share with all of you some exciting news about classes.  Starting in November, I am adding theatrical (Film & TV) auditioning to our Weekly Workout class on Tuesday nights.  Just to be clear, by “theatrical” I am talking about film & TV work, NOT stage!  There are several differences, as many of you know, between commercial and theatrical auditions.  They each merit their own class time and I have found a way to do it.    Here’s how it will work:

  • Class time and place are the same: Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30pm at The Actors Workshop
  • I will alternate the focus of class every week between commercial and theatrical auditions  
    • November 3: Commercial 
    • November 10: Theatrical 
    • November 17: Commercial 
    • November 24: Theatrical 

 . . .  and so on . . . . through December.  

  • In January, I will assess whether or not to give each class its own class time every week, in which case, Tuesday would be the Commercial Weekly Workout and Wednesday would be the Theatrical Weekly Workout.

Hopefully this makes sense.  I am excited to start working with you all on your theatrical auditions, including cold-reading techniques, listening, staying in the moment, making bold, effective choices, and more!  I will bring film and television audition sides each week for you to work on in class, but you are welcome to bring your own if you are preparing for an audition that week and need feedback.  As always, you will have access to your work on-camera from class each week.  

Flyer 

 
October 19th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

JUST BOOKED A ROLE ON ABC's Blood and Oil

I have just booked a co-star role on ABC's new drama, "Blood and Oil". I will be joining Chace Crawford and Don Johnson for a day of shooting next week for episode 6.  

 
September 25th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

NEW YOUTH WORKSHOP STARTING SEPT. 26TH!!


This is a wonderful opportunity for your young actor to learn or work on auditioning skills, cold-reading, commercial acting and generally feeling prepared for any acting challenge that comes their way.  Charla is a working actress that has been teaching for over 20 years.  Coming from LA recently, where she was the lead kid’s teacher at Keep It Real Acting School.  She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the acting industry, in addition to the ability to bring out the best in actors, young and old. Charla also understands the importance of helping parents to navigate this industry by giving them lots of information and resources for success.  

 

This workshop takes place Saturdays, Sepr. 26, Oct. 3, 10, 17 / 11am – 1pm at The Actor’s Workshop. Cost is $200 for 4 sessions. See the attached flyer for more information or feel free to email with questions:charlakcochran@gmail.com

Register now to reserve your spot as space is limited.  Online registration can be handled atcharlacochran.com/services

 

Click here for more information

 
September 8th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

August On-Camera Youth Workshop

Don't miss Charla Cochran's upcoming On-Camera Acting Workshop for young actors (age 8-16) in August!! 

 

This is a wonderful opportunity for your young actor to learn or work on auditioning skills, cold-reading, commercial acting and generally feeling prepared for any acting challenge that comes their way.  Charla is a working actress that has been teaching for over 20 years.  Coming from LA recently, where she was the lead kid’s teacher at Keep It Real Acting School.  She has a wealth of experience and knowledge in the acting industry, in addition to the ability to bring out the best in actors, young and old. Charla also understands the importance of helping parents to navigate this industry by giving them lots of information and resources for success.  

 

This workshop takes place Saturdays, August 8, 15, 22, 29 / 11am - 1pm at The Actor’s Workshop. Cost is $200 for 4 sessions. See the attached flyer for more information or feel free to email with questions: charlakcochran@gmail.com

Register now to reserve your spot as space is limited.  Online registration can be handled at charlacochran.com/services

 

Click here for more information

 
July 15th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

On Location in WI

I am currently on location shooting my newest feature film, Dear Coward on the Moon in beuatiful Viroqua, WI.  AFter day three of shooting, I am so excited to see this project finished.  A wonderful crew, and cast along with the natural beauty of this Wisconsin farmland.  

 
July 15th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

New Feature Film shooting next month

I am happy to announce that I was just offered and I accepted a major supporting role for a new feature film called, Dear Coward on the Moon, shooting next month in Wisconsin. This is a beautiful story with a lot of heart, written and directed by Carol Brandt.  More details will follow as we get closer.  

 
June 2nd, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

NEW WEEKLY COMMERCIAL WORKOUT!

WORKOUT YOUR AUDITION “MUSCLE” EACH WEEK WITH EXPERIENCED COACHING FROM CHARLA.  LEARN BOOKABLE SKILLS TO HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR AUDITIONS. GET ON CAMERA SEVERAL TIMES EACH WEEK!  THIS IS A DROP IN CLASS, COME WHEN YOU CAN. 

TUESDAYS, 7-9PM AT TOYSHED STUDIOS IN SLC

$30/CLASS OR BUY A 4 CLASS CARD $100 (EXPIRES 3 MONTHS AFTER PURCHASE)

CLICK for more information!

 
May 10th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

The Vagina Monologues

I just got word that I will be in the Vagina Monologues as part of the V-Day festivities 2015.  This production is happening at the University of Utah Feb 20-22, 2015. Visit the links below for more information about this amazing piece of theatre for an important cause. I am so excited ot finally be involved in this show.  It's been on my bucket list for quite awhile.  

 

Facebook Event Page

Kickstarter Campaign

 

 
January 17th, 2015   |   Permalink   |  

Control4 web series/commercial

Before Christmas I booked and shot a new web series/commercial for renowned home automation company, Control4.  Really fun concept and a great day of shooting,  These guys were wonderful to work with.  The web serieis will be complete a live on the internet in mid-January.  I will post links, when they are available. Grateful to be working! 

 
December 31st, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Workshops and Coaching 2015

Coaching Services

Scheduling private coaching sessions for 2015 now!! I work with actors of all ages on audition prep., basic acting, monologue work as well as working through individual "blocks" that keep actors from reaching their full potential.

 

 
December 31st, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Charla is featured in "Act Like a Child" magazine

This month's digital issue of Act Like A Child

Don't miss this months's issue of "Act Like a Child".  I have an article published in it about whether or not acting classes for very young actors is neccessary.  Take a look . . . 

Page 19 / My Article

Page 31 / My Ad 

 

Really?

 

ACT
Like A Child MAGAZINE 2014

ACT-LikeAChild.com

My child is 5 ....

Do they really

need an acting

class?

by Charla Cochran

I used to say NO, they are only 4 or 5 years old. But then, I noticed the same 10-20 kids booking all the commercials in that age category. I talked to some session and casting directors who said,“Some kids know what to do and some do not. Kids who are confident book jobs!”

Now my answer is a resounding YES!!! On camera commercial classes will help develop confidence in your child, through the information they will learn in class.. They will learn how to talk to the camera, stand on their mark, and know where to look, which may seem like small things, but can make a big difference in an audition or a callback. Just learning the rules of the audition game will give them the confidence they need to relax and be more comfortable when they walk into that room without you. Knowing what to expect is important for young kids.

A good, basic, fun but informative class is all that a 4-6 year old needs to give them a competitive edge. Those who are more shy may need to take it more than once to get them more comfortable. Overall, it is a small time and fi- nancial commitment that can bring a huge return on your investment. Even if they don’t become Dakota Fanning, they will have learned some valuable skills; how to listen tp instruction, play well with others, have confidence

and communicate more effectively. Who cannot use that in life?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charla Cochran is a working actress and acting coach

that has been teaching young children and teenagers

for over 20 years, most recently at award-winning Keep

It Real Acting in LA. She received her BFA in Theater

Education from the University of Utah in 1995, where she

served as Artistic Director for a touring program promot-

ing child abuse prevention. Charla relocated to the West

Coast after directing her own youth theater company

in Birmingham, AL, for 10 years. Now back in Salt Lake

City, Charla is starting her own on-camera workshops and

private coaching through vari- ous studios. She has a special

gift for working with very young children and has nurtured and

encouraged many young actors to find their creative voice.

 

 
December 12th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Actor Breakthrough!

An actor that I coach privately made a major breakthrough this week in our session when she played her monologue as herself, truly "living" the experience and using her instincts in each moment. It's a beautiful thing to observe! Watching an actor just be themselves in that imaginary circumstance . . . suddenly it seems effortless, connected and emotional. Why do we actors try to make it harder than it needs to be? sigh . . . so proud of her for finally making the connection.

 

 
December 4th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

New Youth Workshop Announced!

The Actors Workshop and Michael Flynn announced today my new youth workshop starting Dec 1st at The Actors Worshop. I am thrilled to begin this partnership with Michael and hope for continued success there in this new youth division. 

click here to register and for more information

 

 
November 12th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Private Coaching Available!

I am now up and running in Salt Lake City, offering my private coaching to actors of all ages.  Visit the "Services" tab to get more information and to schedule your session.  Coaching really does make a huge difference in preparing for that audition or even that role you already booked.  Be prepared the minute you step on set or in the audition room! I am experienced in coaching the very youngest little actors all the way up to the most mature actors around.  

 
November 7th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

New Facebook fan page up!

Please visit Facebook to "like" and share my new Facebook fanpage. www.facebook.com/charlaactor It's a great way to stay on top of all things Charla. New projects, classes, exciting news and video clips of my latest projects will land there first. Thanks for your support
 
November 2nd, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

New Partnership with SPA

I am now working with the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts charter school to offer new classes in film acting to their current program. To kick it all off I will be offering a film acting workshop to current SPA students in December. Followed by planning for a summer week-long on-camera workshop that will be open to all highschool aged students in the area.  We will use this as a reqruiting tool for SPA as we will be announcing the next step in this long-term plan to include film acting and production as the final area of the performing arts curriculum. 

 
October 31st, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

New Youth Workshops!

I have partnered with SLC's Michael Flynn to offer on-camera youth workshops here in Salt Lake.  Our first will begin in December. More info to come.  I am also in the planning stages to offer on-camera workshops at Tanner Dance in the coming months.  In addition, I am meetings with the Salt Lake School for Performing Arts to enhance their theatre program by includng film acting classes and on-camera techanique classes.  

 

 
October 29th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Charla books a role on Granite Flats

I was lucky enough to shoot last Friday on the Granite Flats set in Salt Lake City in a co-star role.  I will be in episode 4 of season 3, which airs in Spring 2015. Fun day, great crew!!

 
October 28th, 2014   |   Permalink   |  

Charla Cochran relocates to Utah

Welcome to Charla Cochran's official website. Here you will find all things from the world of Charla Cochran.

After two years in LaLa land, I have decided to come "home". Great things are in store for me in Salt Lake City. I will be teaching several youth on camera workshops as well as continuing my acting career. Another huge announcement is in the works for January 2015. Check back for all the exciting details. SLC will never be the same.
 
October 20th, 2014   |   Permalink   |