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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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What are Casting Directors looking for? – Part 3

What are Casting Directors looking for in the audition room? Find out directly from the source in Part 3 with Diane Christiansen's exclusive interview with Award-Winning, Children's network Casting Director, Carol Goldwasser! Be sure to check out parts 1 and 2.  Be the first to get the scoop on insider information from Diane and 10 of the top performance teachers in Hollywood – subscribe to Master Talent Teachers on YouTube

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How to Keep Yourself on Your Reps’ Radar

Teen Acting Class

How to Keep Yourself on Your Reps' Radar 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

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Finding the Right Volume – for Actors

  Finding the Right Volume - for Actors by Diane Christiansen Coaching “Was I too loud?” “Was I too quiet?” “Could they even hear me?” “Was I screaming?” Have you ever come out of an audition with these thoughts? Every actor has been there at some point, even if they’ve studied with a top rated acting class/coach or gone in for private coaching. There are so many factors in how

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How to Stay Confident

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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DCC SCHOLARSHIP: And the winner is…

Congratulations to our 2014 Diane Christiansen Annual Scholarship Winner: ALEX CALLOWAY! Alex delivered a magnificent performance and received the most votes from his peers and TWO 8-week Acting Class Sessions! In addition to being our Scholarship winner, Alex recently booked a guest star role on Disney XD's Kirby Buckets. You can also see Alex in the Award-Winning film Short Term 12 streaming now on Netflix! The Kid Calloway just can't

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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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