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Apr 17

How To Start Your Voice-Over Career

How To Start Your Voice-Over Career - The Acting Center - April 22, 2017 1pm


How to Start Your Voice-Over Career

Delivered by Jim Meskimen, a professional voice actor for more than 30 years. 

He has done voice acting for movies Transformers: Dark of the moon, and X-Men, First Class, as well as on animated series’ Thundercats, Legend of Korra, Kung Fu Panda, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Avatar-The Last Airbender, Pinky & and the Brain, MAD, The Boondocks and many others.  His voice can be heard in video games in Call of Duty: Black Ops, The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest, Batman: Arkham City & The Dark Night Returns, and Epic Mickey 2, among many others.


In this 2 hour seminar, you will:

  • Get an overview of the business
  • Learn about building your career in voice-over
  • Find out how to setup your home studio
  • Learn where to sell your voice
  • Get tips on how to polish your performance


Saturday, April 22, 2017. 1:00pm

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

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Mar 17

Audition Seminar Answered Questions

The Audition Seminar answered those nagging questions and cleared up any confusion about how to audition!  Hosted by successful film and television actor, producer and co-founder of The Acting Center, Tamra Meskimen, attendees found themselves more at ease with the audition process and discovered an increased competence in delivering a great audition.

Dispelling the technical head-scratching of how to put yourself on tape for a self-taped audition, veteran photographer, editor and actor, Michael Klaumann gave a hands on demonstration illustrating self-tape methods for all budgets.

Feb 17

Field Trip for the Improv 101 class!

February 24th 2017,  the Improv class was invited to go see the world premier of the film “in Search of Fellini” written and produced by our friends Nancy Cartwright and Peter Kjenaas. Both alumni Beth Riesgraf and David O’Donnell lit up the screen with their Fellini-esque characters! It is a wonderful story and beautifuly told by director, Taron Lexton. Not to mention it is based on true events! A must see! In theaters soon.

Field Trip for the Improv 101 class - The Acting Center

Feb 17

Friday Night Salon!

The TAC Improv troupe hit the stage with some fantastic Improv for this Salon. We also had some wonderful scenes and monologues from our Scene Study students. Lots of laughs and a bit of drama. We do it all!!!!!

Feb 17

Get Your ACT(ing) Together Seminar

This was a great way to start the year where the attendees figured out what they wanted to accomplish this year as actors. Then what to do to get there! Big plans for the future for those who attended! Putting their dreams into ACTION!

Feb 17

Jimpressions with Guest Star Reggie Brown!

Jimpressions back at The Acting Center. We were entertained by new voices, new stories and special guest Reggie Brown (Impress me and Barbershop). Performing to a packed crowd which even drew in Dawn Wells from Gilligans Island! Stay tuned for upcoming shows!

Jan 17

Master Your Crafter Seminar Package

Master Your Craft Seminar Series - The Acting Center

Jan 17

Conquering the Grind Seminar

Conquering the Grind Seminar - The Acting Center - May 6, 2017

Conquering the Grind

Do you sometimes feel burned out, beaten down or just uninspired about your acting career? Learn how to re-ignite yourself as an artist in this 2 hour seminar.

Learn how to:

  • Make your career fun again
  • Get the mindset you need to succeed
  • Discover tricks to inspire creativity
  • Motivate yourself as an actor

Hosted by performer, writer, producer and co-founder of The Acting Center, Christopher Smith 

Saturday, May 6, 2017. 10:00am

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

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Nov 16

TAC Turns 10! 10th Anniversary Party and Show

The Acting Center turned 10 today! (or 315,567,360 seconds of art!) What started in a small room above a 7-11 has turned into a phenomenon! The program brings about universally confident and successful actors which shows with their continual bookings. The celebration began with performances by The Acting Center staff directed by Michael Klaumann and was capped off with a blazing after-party.

Oct 16

About Casting with Casting About

The co-founders of CastingAbout, Brian Wold and Blair Hickey, joined us again this year for another fantastic seminar of a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the casting process. Featuring insider actor marketing tips from the pros at CastingAbout. We had a packed house and the guys were spectacular! If you missed it, you can catch our Facebook Live video on our Facebook site at You will want to check it out!