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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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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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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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