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Sep 16

The Commercial Intensive With Eric Matheny

The Commercial Intensive with Eric Matheny - Nov 7-18, 2016

The most effective  commercial workshops in LA by one of the most successful commercial actors in Hollywood. In the last year alone, Eric has booked over 36 spots! Including campaigns for Bud Light and Gillette Fusion ProGlide. What is the secret to his success?
In this class you will:
  • Find out what Casting Directors are really looking for
  • Identify the secrets to the different “types” of commercials
  • Discover The Acting Center Technique and how it applies to this genre
  • Practice auditions and call-backs in a realistic setting
  • Learn to look at commercials from an artistic point of view
  • Get the best way to promote and build your Casting Director and Agent relationships and land more auditions
  • Eliminate confusions and complexities to booking and shooting

This is a 2-week intensive, November 7th – 18th, 2016.

Classes will be held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday nights for two weeks 7-10 pm at The Acting Center in Sherman Oaks.

The cost is $495

Call now as class size is limited

(818)386-9099

 

 


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Aug 16

Fight Choreography Class

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Taught by Xingú, Fight Choreographer, Stuntman & Stunt Coordinator. Ongoing course, twice a month, 2-hours per class.

You will earn fight choreography for film and television including all the ins and outs of fight choreography from camera angles, reactions and spacing. You will also learn the two types of choreography: fighting (Hong Kong style) and old school bar brawling (American style).

All students are required to bring their own soft elbow & knee pads.

Learn the basics of:

  • Kicks
  • How to do a movie punch.
  • Head and body reactions.
  • Proper spacing
  • Handling weapons on set and more!

Ready to work?
Sign up now!

$25 per class

Next Class(es):
09/25/16

7:00pm

Classes will be held twice a month.
Stay tuned for upcoming dates.

Call 818.386.9099

14801 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91403. Parking on the right side of lot.


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Apr 16

Improv Class Graduation Performance at the Friday Night Salon!

This Friday marked the graduation of the Improv 101 class. Seasoned improv vets in the audience rated it on par with Second City or UCB performances. Sprinkled with scenes and monologues tonights performances delighted and amused our in-house audience as well as our Periscope viewers. Improv 201 starts May 24th, sign up now!!


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Apr 16

3 Secrets to Booking Commercials Seminar Rocks the House

Eric Matheny, co-founder of The Acting Center, delivered his world famous 3 Secrets to Booking Commercials seminar today.  The commercial veteran who routinely books over 35 commercials a year gave whimsical witty wisdoms on not just how to book more commercials but an overall philosophy on the art of acting itself.  Always a crowd pleaser.  Eric will deliver a two week commercial intensive starting May 9, 2016, reserve your seat now!

 


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Mar 16

Successful Salon…as Usual ;)

Our Friday Night Salons are routinely remarkable and inspire others to come perform.  Witness one artist who upon viewing our last salon decided to perform in this salon delighting us with his singing and piano prowess.  Come and get inspired…what will you do?

 


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Feb 16

Salons = Inspiration!

If Bob Dylan was right when he said “The highest purpose of art is to inspire,” then you’ve come to the right place.  Salons inspire, they inspire artists to do more art.  When you perform at a salon you may be inspiring someone and not even know it…stealth inspiration!  Come join us!

 


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Jan 16

Improv at The Acting Center

Improv at The Acting Center


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Sep 15

Seth Green at The Acting Center

Part of our ongoing Inside the Industry Pro Series, Seth Green graciously gave his time to give us insight into the industry. Oh and it was hilarious! It’s hard to describe how much Seth wants to help other actors, truly a humanitarian. Look for the video on indi.com coming soon.


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Sep 15

Friday Night Salon Continues to Impress

Another successful Salon at The Acting Center! The amount of talent and inspiration makes one wonder…maybe they’ve got something there at The Acting Center!


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Sep 15

Not All Monologues Are About Vaginas – Performance

The first performance from our new Production Class was as it’s name implies an evening of monologues. The tongue-in-cheek name, inspired by the popular “Vagina Monologues” brought performances from all genres. These monologues were performed the traditional minimalist sense where the stage is mostly bare and the focus is completely on the actor. Live audience members as well as our Periscope viewers felt the impact. Look forward to upcoming performances from our Production Class!