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HOLLYWOOD FILM LAB GRADUATES have won numerous Awards for their films at festivals in the U.S. and around the world:

LA Shorts International Film Festival

Orlando Film Festival

Monaco International Film Festival

Laughlin International Film Festival

La Jolla indieFEST Film Festival 

Culver City Film Festival

San Francisco New Concepts Film Festival 

Asian American International Film Festival

Show Low Film Festival

NYLA International Film Festival

DigiFest at Digital Hollywood

Awareness Festival

Other Venice Film Festival

Beaufort International Film Festival

Howling Wolf International Film Festival

Playhouse West Film Festival, and more...


Christopher Liebe is a highly sought after filmmaking mentor and acting teacher based in Los Angeles. He is the Founder of the Playhouse West Film Lab program and has been sharing his extensive filmmaking knowledge for decades.

Through the Film Lab, he has taught hundreds of young filmmakers the art of making movies. Graduates of his courses have gone on to win numerous awards at film festivals all over the world. His students laud the success of the curriculum– which pushes filmmakers to progress through the fundamentals of making moves at a rapid pace. He consistently receives rave reviews -- including, “I learned more with Mr. Liebe in 3 months than I did in 4 years of Film School,” and “I spent less than $2000 for an education that would have cost me $150,000 at USC or UCLA.”

Mr. Liebe also has more than two decades of experience as an acting teacher and acting coach, teaching in the Meisner technique through one of Los Angeles’ strongest acting schools, Playhouse West.

An award-winning actor and cinematographer, he is graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with a B.F.A. in Theater. He studied for many years under Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West in Los Angeles – along with many A-list actors including Scott Caan and James Franco. As a filmmaker, he is primarily self-taught, but has been mentored by such talents as Jeff Goldblum, and Academy Award-winning cinematographer Conrad L. Hall. He is also a clear demonstration of one of the principles that he likes to instill in his students: As a filmmaker, you should “Always be learning.”. He regularly attends world-class workshops and trainings. He has been lucky to study under such greats as Shane Hurlbut, Paul Cameron, Vincent LaForet, Alex Buono and many, many others.

Mr. Liebe is a member of SAG/AFTRA and a lifetime member of the Digital Cinema Society.


IT'S TIME TO BE PROACTIVE. Take your career into your own hands and learn the technical aspects of filmmaking. If you are ready to learn to make your own film, demo reel, and gain knowledge of how the filmmaking process works, this course is for you!

  • Cameras & Lenses

  • Visual Storytelling

  • Creating great scripts

  • How to start Filmmaking correctly

  • How to prep for a shoot

  • How to analyze and choose your production style

  • Foundations of working well on set

  • Sound and how to get the best results

  • Editing & Post Production

  • How to have longevity in your career

  • What you need to do next after the course is over






Current Playhouse West Students: One payment of $750 or 3 payments of $300 spread out over each month for the 3 months.  In other words, $750 if paid all at once, or $900 if spread out over the 3 months. You must provide proof of current enrollment in order to get the $750 price.

Students are NOT ALLOWED to drop regular technique classes for Film Lab.  This class is a supplemental class to your regular acting class.

If a student has been gone for a while then they can attend,


Non-Playhouse West Students: $900, no monthly payments allowed.


Dates: January 12th through March 29th

Class Time: Fridays from 12pm-4pm

Location: In-person at 10634 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601

This class is currently in session. To be alerted of the next Film Lab, sign up below!

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