Judge

Sheri MannSheri Mann’s background and experience in the entertainment industry truly informs her ability to gently and safely interview those wishing to leave a living legacy of their most memorable moments on DVD.  She is sensitive to and honors clients’ reticence while creating a comfortable space in which clients may freely share whatever they wish.This ability to put people at ease in any situation is as natural to her as breathing.

Education

Sheri completed her MFA in Theatre with English and Music as secondary degrees at the University of Southern California. She then pursued graduate studies in languages at the Sorbonne in Paris. Working as an actress, she studied with well-known acting teachers Sandy MeisnerStella AdlerUta Hagen, and film director Daniel Mann.

Professional Experience

Sheri began her acting and singing career in a repertory company on the London stage and with the Edinburgh Festival of the Arts in Scotland. She performed in over 40 repertory company plays and musicals, costarring with actor John Ritter. She then went on to act and sing in European films and in television for the BBC and London Weekend Television. Hollywood roles followed her acting studies, which led to numerous performances in theater, cable TV, film, and network TV for many years in California and abroad.

Assisting her second husband, film director Daniel Mann, Sheri worked as a dialogue coach. She was eventually asked to start a coaching studio called the Actor’s Place in Hollywood where she trained actors and coached them for auditions. She has conducted many popular seminars and classes at colleges and universities.

Being so immersed in film, she subsequently became attracted to how the writing process generates films and became a literary agent in Hollywood, representing directors, producers, and writers. Her major skills were common sense and fair play while supporting the creative process.

Upon moving to Santa Fe after Daniel Mann’s death in 1992, her interests led her to advertising, public relations, and marketing work for a local, food and wine-focused newspaper. This work brought her in touch with all the chefs, restaurateurs, and hospitality staff in Santa Fe and beyond. Chefs were becoming celebrities, and many of these people had a need to refine their ability to interact with the public. So they enlisted Sheri as a Communication Skills Coach. She developed chef’s workshops in Santa Fe and in other parts of the country. Her coaching has helped college presidents, litigators, authors, doctors, and other presenters. Also throughout her years in Santa Fe, she has continued to teach acting and camera auditioning technique.

Upcoming Events

Feb
6
Tue
2018
5:30 pm Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe
Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 6 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Tune Up Tuesday @ Hotel Santa Fe | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join New Mexico Film Industry Tune Up Tuesday kick off event at Hotel Santa Fe in the Kiva ballroom. A special Guest to be announced!
Feb
9
Fri
2018
12:00 pm Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe
Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Acting Workshop with Leading Coach @ Hotel Santa Fe | Nuevo Laredo | Tamaulipas | Mexico
Anyone can be taught to deliver a believable performance on camera, but not everyone can move an audience. In this intensive lecture and workshop award-winning film director Graham Cantwell will outline a system of working for the screen...
4:00 pm Women of a Certain Age in Film a... @ Hotel Santa Fe
Women of a Certain Age in Film a... @ Hotel Santa Fe
Feb 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Women of a Certain Age in Film and TV Panel @ Hotel Santa Fe | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE PANEL What are the growing opportunities for women over 50 in the Film and Television market? As more films are being written and directed by women, are the roles for older women becoming...
Feb
10
Sat
2018
11:30 am Panel: Empowering Women in the N... @ Center for Contemporary Arts
Panel: Empowering Women in the N... @ Center for Contemporary Arts
Feb 10 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Panel: Empowering Women in the New Mexico Film Industry @ Center for Contemporary Arts | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Featuring Mentors, Mentees, and Judges from the New Mexico Girls Make Movies (NMGMM) program, this panel will focus on women starting out in the film industry or looking to move to next level. From networking and competitions to...
1:30 pm Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen
Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen
Feb 10 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Conversation with Melanie Mayron @ The Screen | Santa Fe | New Mexico | United States
Join Melanie Mayron will join SFFF Programmer Aaron Leventman for a discussion of her career followed by a conversation with the audience. Melanie Mayron  best known for her Emmy-winning role on TV’s Thirtysomething will be honored at the Santa Fe...