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Classes back in session January 13, 2018

13 Things To Never Say in A Casting Room

An incredibly helpful list of 13 Things to Avoid in the Audition Room from a Backstage Expert Acting Coach and Casting Director Risa Bramon Garcia. This is a must read for ALL actors! "We’ve all put our foot in our mouth at least a few times but somehow, in the casting room, actors do it more often than they or we would like. Nerves, insecurity, neediness, and self-doubt set in and

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When is the best time to come to LA for Pilot Season?

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When is the best time to come to Los Angeles for Pilot Season??  Every weekend Agents and Managers are traveling to some city scouting for new kid and teen actors for pilot season. The top kids Agents will look at from 100 to 300 kids every week from now through the end of January. These are the brightest young actors from around the country with parents who can afford expensive weekend

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What is an Appropriate Gift for an Agent or Manager?

What is an Appropriate Gift for an Agent or Manager? by Diane Christiansen Coaching Believe it or not, the holidays are just around the corner! It’s time to start that wintertime shopping list. There’s Mom, Dad, Sis… and don’t forget your Manager and Agents! December is a great time to say “thank you” to your professional and creative team for everything they’ve done for you all year long. It’s also

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VOICEOVER FOR ANIMATION One Day Intensive

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About the Guest Instructor MJ does it all at Mj Productions Recording Studio - her own VO work, as well as VO directing, producing, casting and teaching! She’s done voices for Fox Kid’s Digimon, Disney Imagineering’s “Lilo and Stitch”, Universal Interactive, Cue games as well as IBM, 3M, TV Guide, GNC, and voiced Infomercials for Guthy-Renker, and an American History book for Houghton-Mifflin Books, ADR for Miramax, Columbia Pictures. MJ has

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Tips on Relocating to Los Angeles to be an Actor

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Tips on Relocating to Los Angeles to be an Actor From Diane Christiansen Coaching Making the decision to relocate to LA to be an actor is huge.  Like any other major life decision, it's not a commitment you should enter into lightly. In order to make the transition successfully, you need to have a plan. Do your research online. The days of moving out to LA on a whim, hoping

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Life Coaching

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Find Your Deeper Calling ~ "LIFE COACHING" End indecision, indifference, and the feeling of wasted living. It only takes 180 minutes to gain lasting clarity, purpose, and direction in your life. Then take your discoveries to the next level with the included 60-minute one-to-one coaching sessions with Diane, an expert one-to-one life coach. Diane's unique interactive Life Coaching component and one-to-one life coaching system is a fast and lasting method

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How to Stay Confident

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How to Stay Confident from Diane Christiansen Coaching       Maybe you didn’t book the gig. Maybe you didn’t even get a callback. Maybe you came out of your audition and felt like you forgot everything you learned in your acting class or your private coaching lesson. Maybe you’re just having a bad day and feeling down about your career aspects. Maybe that’s okay.      It’s okay to feel

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Adult Acting Class – Actors Conservatory Program in L.A.

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All new Acting Class for Adult Actors at Diane Christiansen Coaching ACTORS CORE Conservatory Program Actors Core is designed for: Professionals looking to maximize their skills and refine their technique, as well as Beginners with little to no previous experience who want to expand their knowledge! All levels welcome. This 12 Week Conservatory Session consists of two parts: Work on one's self and work on the character. Part 1 of each class begins with Diane's

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Coaching for Parents

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Parents: NOW is the time to PUSH FORWARD Every weekend your agent is traveling to a different city scouting for new kids for pilot season. The top kid's agents will look at 100 to 300 kids every weekend from now till January. These kids, the cutest and brightest around the country, have parents who can afford expensive weekend jaunts to talent conventions; costing hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. With stars in their

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How to Keep Yourself on Your Reps’ Radar

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by Diane Christiansen Coaching  Ever feel like you’re missing out on auditions on which your agent or manager could be sending you? Do you watch TV shows, films, or commercials and think, “Hey! Why didn’t I go in for this part?” It may be as simple as not being on your reps’ radar. How to fix that? Whether you’re in Los Angeles, New York, or anywhere in between, read on to

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SECRETS OF THE WORKING ACTOR Intensive

Competitive, impactful, business skills are the main aspect actors are missing in today's oversaturated industry. Are you ready? Connecting Vision, Goals, Brand, Marketing, PR & Sales strategies into a cohesive business plan, Accelerated Artist, a national company with global clients, is passionately committed to empower actors to achieve career & life success. About the Guest Instructor Christina Shipp | CEO Accelerated Artist Christina is a master of Style, Concept, Packaging, and

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CHILDREN’S NETWORK ACTING FOR KIDS & TEENS

[blankspace height="20"] [clear] This Class Will Include Each actor will be assigned a scene appropriate for their age/type from a children's network project Our guest instructor, casting director Carol Goldwasser, will work one-on-one with each actor to perfect their children's network acting style! Students will receive personal coaching and feedback Plus! Extremely valuable audition technique tips specific to children's network TV shows and pilots! Everyone that participates will go home

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How to Navigate Your Acting Career in LA

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By Diane Christiansen Coaching One way to think about your acting career in LA is to imagine a bullseye.  Picture yourself at the center - surrounded by a chosen team of professionals, which is again surrounded by the larger entertainment industry.  In order to navigate your acting career, you'll need to start by focusing on the center of the target: you. Engage in thoughtful self-exploration about who you are, as a

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HOW ACTORS CAN MAKE WAVES IN THE MUSIC BIZ

About the Guest Instructor Jonathan George, CEO of JG Entertainment, is A&R who’s clients include: Universal, Sony ATV, 19 Entertainment, Vincent Herbert, Streamline Records/Interscope, Simon Fuller, Jamie King, Hulu, FOX, Disney, Arc Entertainment, PAX, Playboy & Torrid. JG Entertainment is the leading expert in developing, branding and launching artists into all areas of the entertainment industry. From start to finish, we work with labels as well as independent artists to creatively direct,

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KIDS & TEENS IMPROV – SCV Intensive

Call (818) 523-8283 or email to Sign-Up! Improv Expert Vlada Casteel has been working with Diane since she was 11 years old! In that time, Vlada refined her talents as an actress through scripts, as well as through improvisation. Growing her love of improv in Diane's acting classes led her to join the improv team, in her teenage years, at Valencia High School where she performed Story Theatre Improv for live audiences. In

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WHEN IS IT TIME FOR A PUBLICIST? One Day Intensive

  Guest Instructors Owner of Red Walk Talent PR Rosa Lugo  hails from the East Coast, born in the Bronx and raised in CT it’s no surprise she has that no nonsense/go getter attitude. Rosa moved to California and while with Ceasar’s Entertainment she was in charge of organizing pep rallies and employee events for 2,000+ employees. Rosa was considered and praised as one of the best in her field as all events were

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