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How to Keep Yourself on Your Reps’ Radar

Teen Acting Class

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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CHILDREN’S NETWORK ACTING FOR KIDS & TEENS

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[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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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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How to Become a Professional Actor in LA [part 1]

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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! Each segment contains critical steps designed to be taken with patience, dedication and a 100% commitment to producing results. Rushing or skipping these steps could

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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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Part 2 – How to Get 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! There are many ways to go about getting an Agent for a child or teen actor, including cold calling and/or submitting online through each Agencies

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What are Casting Directors looking for? [Part 2]

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What are Casting Directors looking for in the audition room? Find out directly from the source in Part 2 of Diane's exclusive interview with Award-Winning, Children's Network Casting Director, Carol Goldwasser!  Check out Part 1 of Diane's interview with Casting Director Carol Goldwasser here. 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

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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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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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Finding, Acknowledging, and Keeping a Mentor

By Diane Christiansen   Having a mentor is vital to your acting career. Why waste years making the same mistakes others have made? With a mentor, you can learn from their experiences and quite possibly move your career forward leaps and bounds in a much shorter amount of time than anticipated! Gleaning what you can from the dos and don’ts that they have learned firsthand, and having another connection to

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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 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 to

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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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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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