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Jun 15

Juliette Lewis at The Acting Center!

As part of our ongoing Inside the Industry Pro Series, Juliette Lewis graciously gave her time to talk with us. Sharing valuable insight into her start and upward progression up the Hollywood ladder she also recounted humorous but insightful “unfortunate” events as well :)

The Inside the Industry Pro Series is an ongoing series of lectures free to the general public which spotlights an actor with an indelible career giving great insight into what it takes to stay the course and maintain an acting career with longevity.


26
Jun 15

June Salon Packed Them In!

Our June Salon brought young and old to the stage and hence to the audience! Music, monologues, scenes, stand-up comedy and improv from those just starting out to seasoned veterans. Salons are a great place for anyone to come and perform whether students or not. Our Periscope viewing audience also enjoyed the evening.


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Apr 15

About Casting with Casting About

In our most recent Inside the Industry Seminar on Saturday, April 11th we really went inside the industry!

The co-founders of Casting About (which is now part of Breakdown Services), Brian Wold and Blair Hickey took us behind the casting curtain to see what the Casting Directors see when they get an actor’s submission on Breakdowns Services.

It was surprising how many submissions casting can receive for a single role and learning about how fast the process goes. They also had some amazing marketing tips on branding yourself and creating relationships in the industry.

We all work together in this industry and getting to know the people you work with is really a good idea. It was truly a pleasure to have Brian and Blair present this information at The Acting Center. We will have them back again later in the year if you missed this one.


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Apr 15

What do you Love/Hate About Auditioning?

Well, we found out at the How to Audition Seminar on April 28th given by co-founder of the Acting Center Tamra Meskimen with guest speakers–casting director Catherine Stroud and film maker Michael Klaumann.

Catherine was there to hear it straight from the actors what they like and do not like about the process and she thought it was amazing! She had such great advice on handling some major problems that come up at auditions.

Michael then gave a wonderful demo of how to self-tape with great tips on lighting and sound.

And then Tamra gave the Acting Center perspective on how to be comfortable, deliver that great performance and nail your audition.


25
Mar 15

Eric Matheny Gives World Famous Commercial Seminar

On March 14th Co Founder of the Acting Center Eric Matheny gave his world famous Commercial Seminar! Eric has booked hundreds of spots, and has great insight into the art of commercials. Eric made it really fun and informative. You know a commercial is really a short story.


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Mar 15

Student Spotlight – Jim Meskimen – Impress Me

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The Acting Center is proud to congratulate our very own Jim Meskimen, who will next be seen in the Rainn Wilson-produced series Impress Me, on Pop TV,
formerly TV Guide Network.

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Created and produced by Meskimen, along with writer-director Ben Shelton, and Ross Marquand (new The Walking Dead series regular Aaron), the half-hour scripted comedy centers on two celebrity impressionists who are trying to quit doing impressions and become dramatic actors. The result: total chaos.

Among cameos from Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), Josh Groban and “Weird Al” Yankovic, are fellow Acting Center students Erika Christensen, Beth Riesgraf, Tamra Meskimen, Taylor Meskimen and Tom Ayers.

“This show is about more than two talented celebrity impressionists. It’s about how hard (and hilarious) it can be to follow your heart, even when the cards are stacked against you,” Wilson said. “Soul Pancake birthed this baby online, and Pop’s savvy creative team is bold enough to bring it to TV.”

Viewers can find Pop on their cable box by going to www.poptv.com and using their zip code locator in order to watch every episode, starting March 18th.

Ready to take the plunge?
Schedule and interview with us today!


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1
Mar 15

Nancy Cartwright

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WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE IT IN THIS INDUSTRY?
Find out from seasoned professionals in
The Acting Center’s “Inside the Industry Professional Series”

The Acting Center would like to welcome you to our Inside the Industry Professional Series where we speak with top professionals in their fields about their career successes, how they broke out or were discovered, secrets of their career longevity and much more.  

Hosted by America’s Got Talent star,  Jim Meskimen.

  
  
An interview with Emmy Award winning actress, Nancy Cartwright, who is best known as the voice of spike-headed underachiever Bart Simpson.
  

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 … The Simpsons is the longest-running American sitcom, the longest-running American animated program, and in 2009
it surpassed Gunsmoke as the longest-running American primetime, scripted television series.

Spend an afternoon with Nancy as she is interviewed on the stage of The Acting Center by actor Jim Meskimen, and relates her experiences of nearly 3 decades of working in film and television. Her work includes various characters from the Simpsons; Bart, Ralph, Nelson, Todd Flanders and others in the town of Springfield. In addition, Nancy has portrayed Chuckie in the cable series Rugrats, Rufus the Naked Mole Rat in Kim Possible, Todd on Disney’s The Replacements and many others.

  


Enjoy previous Inside the Industry interviews:
Marion Ross


28
Feb 15

VO Seminar by Veteran Artist Jim Meskimen a Smash!

Veteran Voice- Over artist and master comedian Jim Meskimen delivered a fantastic Voice-Over seminar on Feb 28th at The Acting Center. It was educational as well as entertaining! Jim went over some great tips and successful things he has done to build his VO career. It was very inspiring to all.


28
Jan 15

First Salon of 2015 a Hit According to Facebook!

The First Salon of 2015 was a hit according to Facebook! We had performances of some wonderful monologues and scenes by our students and our TAC Improvisers as well!

Jim Meskimen hosted the evening and performed improv as he does so well! The next one will be on February 13th. Our Valentines Day show!


28
Jan 15

Demo Scene: Michael Klaumann-Anna Easteden

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