was started in Los Angeles, California, in 2017 by writer, producer, actress, and entrepreneur, S. Michelle Blackwell. HPA held in person intensive acting for film & TV, commercials & voice over acting, theatre and stage performing. (including:
comedy, poetry, music, etc.) and on occasion public & motivational speaking as well as business startup classes would be given. HPA has grown to now include a learning & performing annex (HPAannex) and the B.O.S.$. Theory Academy (BTA), which offer
an intensive public & motivational speaking course, a writing & independent production training program, and a small business startup course.
For more information on these courses and the please visit: DevelopU.biz
The mission here, at HPA, is to engage, encourage and assist newcomers and those making a pivot into a new business or career in the entertainment industry. As new artists and entrepreneurs pursue careers in acting or launching a new business in Hollywood, or elsewhere, our talented coaching staff are here to
help propel them into a sustainable lifestyle change.
We aspire to inspire women, people of color, and the LGBT community members to turn their dreams into reality. If you want to start a business or launch new career our workshops are made for you.
HPA is partially funded by sponsors and grants made to
the HBAu (Hollywood Blackdoor Alliance United, a 501c3 nonprofit organization). With such funding we are able to provide considerable discounts to Artists & Entrepreneurs
across the globe. For information on the HBAu and/or any grants, scholarships or discounts please contact us.