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Is it okay for actors to mime and use props at auditions? FIND OUT HERE!

What is the Rule on Miming or Using Props at Auditions? By Diane Christiansen Coaching   The decision to mime or use a prop in an audition can be tricky. . . You would be hard-pressed to find a casting director who is 100% for the use of props or miming at an audition.  Some casting directors can tolerate props and miming if they help the actor get into character and do

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Private Acting Coaching

VOTED #1 ACTING COACH IN HOLLYWOOD BY CHILDREN IN FILM Private acting coaching is an essential component of every Actor's regimen. Even the biggest Actors coach before their auditions. Training under the watchful eye of a seasoned acting coach can make all the difference in getting a callback and the booking! Premiere Acting Coach Diane Christiansen and her team are available for on-going private acting coaching, as well as short notice

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25 Years of Coaching Actors to Success!

[cloudcarousel id="1"]  Diane Christiansen began teaching actors in 1992. Since then, she has coached countless actors of all ages to incredible success. At Diane Christiansen Coaching, we are dedicated to every actor achieving their goals. Diane and her team are here to help you master your skills, refine your talent, and guide you through your journey as a professional actor. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned professional, we

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Commercial Acting Class for Kids & Teens in LA

VOTED #1 ACTING COACH FOR YOUNG ACTORS BY 'CHILDREN IN FILM' FOR 6 YEARS RUNNING! DIANE CHRISTIANSEN COACHING OFFERS A WEEKLY ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL ACTING CLASS FOR KIDS AND TEENS  Commercial Kids and Teens Learn how to audition for commercials! Call today to register818.523.8283 Diane Christiansen's Commercial Kids & Teens is the best [and most fun] Acting Class teaching commercial skills for Actors ages 7 to 16 years old. From the all-important slate, to

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Diane Christiansen voted ‘Best Acting Class for Kids and Teens’

Diane Christiansen voted "Best Acting Class for Kids and Teens" by Back Stage West Readers' Choice Awards for the second year in a row! We are thrilled to announce that Master Talent Teacher Diane Christiansen has been voted "Best Acting Class for Kids and Teens" for 2 years in a row by the Back Stage West Readers' Choice Awards! Thank you to all of you who voted! We appreciate your on-going support! 

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This week’s bookings…

Congratulations to our students who have had bookings! We are so proud of you! Zack Shires - Pilot TBA, Series Regular Sofia Checchi - 'Telex from Cuba' NYFA MFA Thesis film  Hannah Thacker - HUB Network Promo Ashley Thomas - 'The Awakening' Short Film Angelina Mann - 'The Most Important Meal of the Day' Lead, Short Film  Emma Yang - HUB Network  My Little Pony Promo Tyler Mazzei  -  'Mighty Benjamin Little' UCLA

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Links

THE FOLLOWING LINKS ARE LISTED HERE TO ASSIST & SUPPORT THE ACTOR Commercial Technique (ADULTS, 18+) Carolyne Barry www.carolynebarry.com Hosting Maureen Browne- 310.430.9722 www.initiativetalentgroup.com Comedy Gerry Katzman- 323.251.1286 www.standupcomedyclass.com Audition Technique (ADULTS, 18+) Holly Powell- 818.377.4588 www.hollypowellstudios.com Scene Study (ADULTS, 18+) Kimberly Jentzen- 818.779.7770 www.kimberlyjentzen.com National Dance Conventions Joe Tremaine www.tremainedance.com Career Coaching and Goal Setting Suzanne Lyons- 818.558.5917 www.suzannelyons.net Kevin McCorkle www.kevinmccorkle.com Headshot Photographers Simon Gluckman- 323.822.0246 simongluckman.com MaryAnn Halpin-

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Life Coaching

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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Coaching for Parents

Diane Teaching class

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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Screen Teens Accept their Oscars!!

Watch as Diane Christiansen's Screen Teens improvise their Academy Award acceptance speeches!  :mrgreen: Subscribe to our YouTube for fun and educational videos from DCC [embed]https://youtu.be/XirzjLv7QOw[/embed] Learn more about our Screen Teens acting class: HERE  

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Part 3 – How to get your child into acting

Wondering how to get your child or teen into acting?  Diane Christiansen, top rated acting coach for kids and teens in Hollywood, has designed a 3 part video series for families who are seeking a professional acting career in Los Angeles for their children or teenagers! This is the last in Diane's three part series on how to get your child or teen into acting. Assuming you have followed the specific tips

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13 Things To Never Say in an Audition

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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