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Black Friday Bargains

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  Your loyalty and patronage mean the world to us! That's why we're bringing these amazing deals straight to you for Black Friday! This is our way of saying "Thanks so much for choosing our studio ~ we LOVE and appreciate you!" Check out the astonishing savings and nab them as soon as possible - deals are limited in number and the sale ends on Monday November 30th at 11:59PM PT! Registered Students:

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

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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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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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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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Brand New Acting Class for Young Actors ages 3-6

Introducing a brand new class at DIANE CHRISTIANSEN COACHING ... TAKE ONE Acting for Pre-Readers 3-6 years with Tess Christiansen Saturdays    11:00am - 12:00pm 12 weeks - $475.0 Starting September 10, 2016 Pre-School or Primary children are sometimes too young or too shy for a full scene study acting class. At Premier acting school Diane Christiansen Coaching, we know that just because a young actor isn't reading yet -- doesn't mean they don't have

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Finding, Acknowledging, and Keeping a Mentor

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By Diane Christiansen [caption id="attachment_3216" align="aligncenter" width="336"] "Screen Teens" Nicole, Miranda and Vlada with Diane[/caption]   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

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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’

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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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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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Screen Teens Accept their Oscars!!

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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 2 – How to Get Into Acting

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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! 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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Part 3 – How to get your child into acting

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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! 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

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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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