Catherine Carlen (Director) website
Catherine Carlen has been an actor for 30 years. She is a Lifetime member of THE ACTORS STUDIO and has worked in many off-Broadway productions and has starred in numerous TV shows and film.
Catherine began a career as an acting teacher and coach when she received requests from stars that needed coaching in Los Angeles. She began this career working with such well known actors as: Demi Moore, Nancy Allen, Lesley Ann Warren, Lela Rochon and John Diehl. In 2005 Catherine became the Drama Acting Coach on the TV show for the WB called “THE STARLET’ with Faye Dunaway.
Catherine was working with Mark Rydell at THE ACTORS STUDIO in LA and began the next love of her life…Directing. Mark Rydell and Mark Travis started an invitation only “Directors Workshop”. Under the guidance and inspiration of her mentors Catherine next challenge was to find a project to direct. This is how “RUNNING OUT OF TIME IN HOLLYWOOD” was born. This is Catherine’s directorial debut and has been the greatest class room she could have. The film is a raw reality look at the struggle of wanting a dream that’s impossible under Hollywood rules. The film is driven by pure desire and desperation.
Catherine looks forward to the festival run with the film in 2006. Catherine is currently teaching at: The Lee Strasberg Institute and Susan Baton’s BLACK NEXUS. She is a very sought after Private Acting Coach in LA. Catherine has started pre-production on a Web Based Television Series that she will be directing in the Summer of 2006.
Catherine lives in Los Angeles with her producer husband Roger Biff Johnson and their beautiful daughter Carlen a 8th grader, with Honey the dog, and Prince the cat.