• Lead Instructor: Erik Lingvall
  • Industry Pro: Laila Pruitt + Clifton Guterman + Rachel Hendrix + Daniel Stine
  • DATES: June 21-25
  • TIME: 10am–5pm
  • AGES: 13-17
  • INVESTMENT: $695


Camp Catapult is Catapult Acting’s signature event that combines rigorous scene work, improv and mindset exercises with hands-on industry perspectives. Instructed by Catapult Acting Founder, Erik Lingvall, this 5-day intensive covers every aspect of the audition process. In addition to comprehensive audition technique, actors will receive insight and critical feedback from a different industry pro each day ranging from Agents to Managers to Producers to Directors and more.

NOTE: This is a referral/approval-based camp. This camp is for dedicated and disciplined young actors. Experience is not important, but rather the willingness to challenge one’s self.


This camp is full. please join the waitlist.

Please join the waitlist below. Those on the waitlist will be notified of any cancellations in the order they were added to the waitlist.





DAY 1: Laila Pruitt


– Know the genre
– Know the director & their work
– Know the network
– Learn how to slate with confidence and personality!
– Work on one-line costar auditions


Born in Atlanta, GA. Laila began her acting career at the sweet age of five.

Working along side the likes of Snoop Dog, Laila will soon be seen recurring in the role of “Nicole” in the highly anticipated Starz network episodic, BMF (Season 1- 2021), executive produced by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson.

Laila’s BIG personality, and infectious spirit lights up every room she enters. Her work ethic and ability to be easily directed, has garnered the accolades of top directors, including Tasha Smith of BMF, Rebecca Thomas of Everything’s Gonna Be Okay and Robert Zemeckis when she played along side Denzel Washington and Don Cheadle in Paramount Picture’s, Flight.

In her earlier days, Laila booked the Hairbo candy company commercial, spotlighting her knack for comedy with the timeless line, “That’s why they pay you the big bucks!” In the next five years, she remained one of Haribo’s top “Kid Executives”, going on to shoot several more in Haribo’s North American marketing campaign.




– Break down a scene as a group to learn scene work + audition preparation technique
-Apply script analysis technique to a cold read!


DAY 3: Rachel Hendrix


– Deep dive into scene work with coaches
-Actors execute their scene for the industry pro


Born and raised in Alabama, Hendrix is an award-winning film actress who will next be seen opposite Charlie Hunnam and Mel Gibson in the American-British action thriller film, LAST LOOKS directed by Tim Kirkby. Hendrix was introduced to filmmaker Kris Kimlin (cinematographer of I Can Only Imagine, I Still Believe) while studying photography at the University of Montevallo. After accepting his offer for a lead role in his first short film “Letting Go”, Hendrix decided to pursue acting more seriously.  

Hendrix garnered national acclaim for her inaugural debut in the 2011 award-winning film, “OCTOBER BABY”. The film’s unique grass-roots campaign impressed Hollywood with the 2nd highest per-screen average in the box-office opening weekend. The late Roger Ebert noted that Hendrix was, “surprisingly capable in her first feature role.” 

Hendrix continued to appear in several television and feature films including the Netflix series CREEPSHOW and RAISION DION, the lead role in VIRGINIA MINNESOTA, as well as a supporting roles in the Hallmark movie CHRISTMAS WISHES AND MISTLETOE KISSES, SEMPER FI, SHOOTING HEROIN, Lifetime’s NIGHTCLUB SECRETS, and the short films GUEST OF HONOR, BALLiSTIC, and THE STAYING KIND. She recently finished filming a lead role in the feature OUR DREAM WEDDING which is currently airing on Canadian TV.  Rachel is also a fine artist, singer, and musician. She and her husband produce short films for his non-profit film company, Rising Act Films, and currently reside in Atlanta, GA with their son Harbour.


DAY 4: Clifton Guterman


-Actors film their scenes in Catapult’s taping rooms
-Tapes are reviewed with industry professional
-Actors perform the scene a second time after receiving feedback from the CD

about THE Casting director

Clifton Guterman is a casting director, director, producer, teacher, and member of the Atlanta performing arts community since 2001. Presently, he is Head of Film & Television Division at Big Picture Casting. Clifton formerly served as the Alliance Theatre’s Artistic Assistant (four seasons), as Casting Director and National New Play Network Producer in Residence at Actor’s Express, where he is an Associate Artist and Teaching Artist, and as the Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director of Theatrical Outfit (eight seasons). He is a member of the Advisory Committee for The Georgia High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Shulers), the Chair of the Artists Advisory Council of ArtsATL, and a member of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta’s class of 2020. Clifton has cast over 100 productions in Atlanta (for Actor’s Express, Agnes Scott College, Horizon Theatre, Theatrical Outfit, True Colors Theatre Company, and others). He has directed locally with Alliance Theatre, The Atlanta Opera, and Theatrical Outfit. As an actor, Clifton has appeared locally with Alliance Theatre, Actor’s Express, Dad’s Garage, Synchronicity, and Theatrical Outfit. Regional acting highlights: Arena Stage, Berkeley Rep, California Shakespeare Theater, San Jose Rep, Weston Playhouse, Barrington Stage, and The O’Neill Center. He has appeared in numerous Atlanta-shot films, TV shows, commercials, and industrials. Education: BA in Drama, University of Georgia; MFA in Performing Arts, Savannah College of Art and Design. Clifton is originally from Iron City, GA.


DAY 5: Daniel Stine


– Actors execute their scene in front of director like a real callback


Daniel Stine is an Atlanta-based writer, director and actor. A 2008 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Greensboro’s film school, Daniel wrote, directed and appeared in 3 award-winning short films (God and Vodka, Grape, The Championship Rounds,) prior to releasing his debut feature, Virginia Minnesota (releasing in 2019). Collectively, his films have appeared in more than 60 film festivals, garnering nearly 45 awards in multiple categories, including Best Film, Best Short Film, Audience Choice Award, Best Director and Best Screenplay among others.

Outside of his main film production company, Rushaway Pictures, Daniel also founded a non-profit organization focusing on developing film and digital content that promotes universal awareness and celebrates the life-changing impact of charitable causes around the world.

meet Your instructor


Erik Lingvall

Acting Coach

Backstage.com contributor and winner of the Readers’ Choice for Atlanta’s Favorite Acting Coach in Backstage Magazine, Erik Lingvall brings with him over 15 years of experience guiding and training talent, throughout the country. As the founder of Catapult Acting Studios, Erik has established himself as one of the go-to coaches for tv/film actors in the Southeast. Originally from California, Erik currently resides in Atlanta, with his wife Jennifer and baby girl Venice. He is dedicated to guiding & connecting his clients to the right people & right path, always reminding his them to enjoy the process as much as the product at the end. Erik’s motto: “Professional training, designed to create better people.”   Below are a few of the projects Erik’s clients can be seen in projects like: The Walking Dead, Manhunt: Unabomber, Modern Family, Disney’s Bunk’d, Dog with a Blog & Kickin’ It, FOX’s The Gifted, Nashville, The Hate U Give,Maze Runner, Noah, Daddy’s Home, The Big Short, Terminator Genisys, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and many more.

NOTE: Guest Industry Pros are subject to change due to the nature of the business. If/when industry pros change, each event will be updated as soon as possible.


This camp is full. please join the waitlist.

Please join the waitlist below. Those on the waitlist will be notified of any cancellations in the order they were added to the waitlist.




Catapult Acting, LLC has a 24 hour grace period in which clients can cancel their registration and receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a 10% cancellation fee will apply to all registrations. If the client chooses to cancel 15-21 days before the event, a 50% refund will be issued. If the registration is cancelled within 14 days of the event, 100% of the payment will be forfeited. PLEASE NOTE: There are no refunds for missed, dropped or cancelled classes; should your schedule change once registered and within the cancellation policy.

In the event that “Shelter in Place” or another quarantine situation should take place, workshops + classes will continue virtually via Zoom. The cancellation policy above will still apply.