Joe Paradise Studio
The Professional Acting Studio for
Theatre, Film & Television

212 West 29th Street, 3th floor
New York, NY 10001
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First studied acting at

 the Neighborhood Playhouse with the great Sanford Meisner.  Paradise’s enthusiasm in living is actors and the art of acting. 

His awards include “Best Actor” at the Avordois film Festival

in France for “Deadly Obsession” and the Dramalogue Award

in LA for “Distinguished Achievement in Directing” and an LA     Drama Critic Award nomination for Best Director for his direction

of “Trilogy Blue”  (He lost to Mike Nichols.)  He’s directed or taught

or coached nine actors who won or were nominated for the Academy

Award, the Tony or the Emmy.  He’s directed four plays for The

Actors Studio, his most noteworthy being “One Day Wonder” 

starring the late and very missed James Gandolfini and “Death of a Salesman” starring Rudy Bond.  As an actor and as a director he has worked intensely in Regional theaters and Off-Broadway.  In 2011 and 2012 he directed five world premieres.  He played Chief Barry in the Robert DeNiro produced “Prison Song” which was seen by 35 million viewers on BET. Mr. Paradise produced the film “Urban Jungle”

He is right now producing the movie, LEAR, which is scheduled to

be shot in the summer of 2014.  Actors who have signed on include

Paul Sorvino, Mira Sorvino, Sharon Stone and Ron Perlman.  Three

Time Academy Award winner Vittorio Storaro will be doing the

cinematography. He has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate

Film Program.  He private classes have produced a Who’s Who of

American actors.

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