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How to Navigate Your Acting Career in LA

How to Navigate Your Acting Career in LA 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

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Tips on Relocating to Los Angeles to be an Actor

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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13 Things Never to 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

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New DCC Webseries

We're delighted to announce the premier of our brand new Webseries - What Hollywood Actors do when they're not acting. This is an improvised show on the Diane Christiansen Coaching YoutTube Channel  featuring students from our classes highlighting what Hollywood Actors do in their downtime. Here's an episode featuring Screen Teens Alex Calloway and Sierra Clarke...Check it out! Be sure to subscribe to our channel - tune in for new

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2013 Annual Scholarship Winners

Every year our students raise the bar of excellence and blow us away with their performances in our Scholarship auditions. This year was no exception! Although all of the participants gave outstanding performances, two Actors stood out above the rest. For the first time in the history of our Scholarship Competition, there was a tie! We are thrilled to announce the winners of our 2013 Diane Christiansen Coaching Annual Scholarship

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Master Talent Teachers!

MASTER TALENT TEACHERS Making performance Dreams a Reality I'm proud to announce that I am one of the creators of a revolutionary new website- MasterTalentTeachers.com MTT is a free virtual university taught by the leading teachers of acting, dance, commercials, voice, audition technique, theatre, hosting, comedy and career management - in Hollywood. This FREE site features incredibly impactful and informative videos, articles, resources and advice designed to take anyone's career

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Our Actors win Young Artists Award

Congratulations to our students who were recognized at the Young Artists Awards. Joey Luthman won Best Performance in a Short Film Young Actor for his lead role as James Charm in "Save the Skeet" and Jordan Van Vranken was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Series Guest Starring Young Actress for her role on "Criminal Minds." Congratulations, we are so proud of both of you!

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Alumni

Hailee Steinfeld - True Grit, Can a Song Save Your Life, Romeo and Juliet, Ender's Game, Sons of Tuscon, She's A Fox Aaron Refvem - Shake it Up! House, M.D., The Closer, House, Sons of Anarchy, CSI: NY, General Hospital, Medium, Dexter, Grey's Anatomy, Two and a Half Men, The Cleaner, This Little Piggy, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior Joey Luthman - New Girl, How to Rock, Kickin' It, Mad Dog

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Testimonials

Actors Platform Casting Director Workshop & Showcase I really enjoyed your set up. You have wonderful kids in that class... They are enjoying themselves so much that I really enjoyed them thoroughly! --Deborah Dion, CSA "I love your workshops. Not only do I get to perform in front of  some of my favorite casting directors but I always leave your Classes feeling loved." -- Emma Engle, Actor "I thought last night's workshop was really

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