Our current project: A Catwoman Short
Here are pictures of the character:
Make-Up, costume and set design by Laura Laciniati.
We're currently working on our first feature film, and we have finished 2 table readings.
We're currently working on the budget, art design and storyboards (with the help of Laura Laciniati as art director).
Please check here for more updates.
Lissette Napoleoni and Peter Valentino
Neon Venus Art Theatre Owners
Feature Film Producers
Neon Venus Films
Neon Venus Films was created by Peter Valentino and Lissette Napoleoni. They have both been creating film content for their band Neon Venus for over a decade. They have created four music videos, one rockumentary, and video promos for their band which aired on MTV Espanol, VHUno and MTV Puerto Rico between 2003 and 2007. Currently they are working on more projects, including: dramatic shorts, a new rockumentary, their first feature film and a Neon Venus Music Video Compilation. Because of their recent increase in production, they have decided that it is time had to give their productions a home, this website.
Besides their productions, Peter and Lissette own two performance spaces, one located on Melrose in Hollywood and the other in Las Vegas, near the Strip. At these locations, they sponsor film meetups, table readings, actor's scene showcases, rock shows, art exhibitions, etc.
Peter: firstname.lastname@example.org 323-867-7973 (Hollywood), 702-787-2481 (Las Vegas)
To find out more information about Neon Venus:
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Contact and Address Info:
Neon Venus Art Theatre
**7023 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles/Hollywood, CA 90038
**1404 South 3rd St.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Peter Valentino and Lissette Salazar Napoleoni (co-owners):
Neon Venus Acting School:
PETER VALENTINO ACTING CLASS:
For the beginning/intermediate class, I work on all the basics of acting. These are: cold readings, scene study, improv, and monologues.
Scene study is the basis of actor training. We use scripts from films which I supply as well as those brought in by students. Actors are expected to work with a scene partner outside of class during the week and to bring the scene back to class for performance. We may video tape the scene if it is ready. The actor learns a lot by seeing themselves played back.
Cold readings are an important part of auditions. The actor should learn to make choices about the character immediately and to look at the other person and form a relationship without letting the script get in the way.
Improv is important because it enhances the actors imagination and the ability to think on your feet. In this class the main improv skill I want actors to learn is “yes and” meaning the ability to create together with the other actor in the scene without denying what the other actor is creating and then adding to each other’s ideas.
Monologues are frequently used in the auditioning process. They are either dramatic or comedic. Every actor should have a least one of each. A monologue allows auditioners to see what the actor can do with something that is already memorized.
Peter Valentino BIO
Peter Valentino is the instructor of this scene study class. Peter was part of an improv group in New York City called the “Flying Monkeys”, which performed at the famous ‘Don’t Tell Mama’s” in Manhattan. They were an outgrowth of the Chicago City Limits Improv Group, itself founded by members of Second City Improv. Peter also trained in Hollywood with Donald Petrie (Director of Miss Congeniality, Grumpy Old Men, and many others), and with Barry Pearl (from the movie Grease). Peter was a voice trainer in NYC for over 15 years, and he applies his knowledge of voice to acting. From 2003 till 2008, Peter’s band, Neon Venus, was featured in 4 music videos (along with a short and promos) that aired on MTV Espanol, MTV Puerto Rico and VHUno. He also co-produced/shot/ and edited a rockumentary for the band of their European tour (Turkey, Sinai, Egypt, Spain and Italy) for the Armed Forces that was featured on MTV Espanol. In 2008, Peter became co-owner of the Neon Venus Art Theatre in Las Vegas. In 2009 he opened a second location on Melrose Ave., in Hollywood. In Las Vegas, he has directed plays for kids and adults, and has provided technical and production support for other plays, improv shows, band performances, community events, etc.