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Chantria Tram: Why would someone come to this sort of training facility rather than going rather than going to a university or college setting?
Josa Maule: Well, the difference between studying for three years, I will get -- first of all, in this business there is no guarantees, okay. The benefit if you are at -- if you are here, you can still be doing whatever else, you know. You can still be doing acting as a serious hobby. You can still do plays. You can still participate in movies or audition for films. You do not have to give up your life for three years. You can still pursue something else other than acting, okay because we all know you do not make money, so you better would not to be a waitress or a bartender or something flexible, I mean not necessarily true but you know at least be able to have something that that is going to pay the bills until you know whatever. I do not hold the crystal balls so I cannot tell you. But -- so at least when you are on a private workshop such as what we are, okay, you have the opportunity of pursuing other things. When you are in a three year university or a CJOB program, not that they are not good, okay, I think education is education completely. But you are spending three years and there is no promises and guarantees when you finish, you know. There is the opportunity that you are looked at more. Agents maybe interested but not necessary to keep you up, you know. And I have trained people that have completed a three year program and I have auditioned people that have completed a three year program and they are no different than people who have taken privately workshops such as my self and other workshops that are out there.
Chantria Tram: So, you say it is more of the investment of the participant in whatever they doing?
Josa Maule: Absolutely!
Chantria Tram: Training.
Josa Maule: Absolutely, you know some people go into film school and music and so on and so forth and they do not realize the work and the dedication that is required. You know, if you are a member of the show Fame, which takes part of the New York Film not the New York Dramatic and I would probably will be sued by alumni, American Academy of Dramatic Arts. First of all, you know in the beginning of the movie or the beginning of the film is like dancing is the hardest thing, music is the hardest thing, acting is the hardest thing, the truth of the matter arts period id the hardest thing and you have to love it.
Chantria Tram: Definitely it is.
Josa Maule: Not just want that you have, it has to be something you eat, sleep everything.
Chantria Tram: There is nothing else for you, and I think it is it is.
Josa Maule: You know, I have a girl friend who is an artist and you know her answer, I mean like I do not agree to it a 100% but for her it was like was there anything else? For her there was nothing else, this is what she was just going to do, you know. I mean not everybody who is taking acting is going to be an actor and not everybody who wants to be, sorry, not everybody who is taking acting is going to be an actor and not everybody is taking acting to be an actor.