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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!!

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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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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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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