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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 Package - 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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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!

Sep 16

Advanced Improv Recital

TAC Advanced improvisers, Brett Candice, Garrett Theon, Noga Sadeh, Kelly McCall, Elliott Bluvband, Veronica Hardy and Eric Zimmerman hit the stage on Sept 30th with some new forms that wowed the audience! . These guys are not messing around. Or maybe the are! They will be starting the first Improv Troup at The Acting Center, so stay tuned for more from the Advanced Class!

Also that night from the Monday/Wednesday Scene Study class, a wonderful scene was performed from “Hard Candy” starring Vanessa Fichter and Michael Klaumann. And a surprise performance from Jim Meskimen singing an old standard. Our next show will be the Halloween Salon! You never know what to expect!

Sep 16

The 3 Secrets to Booking Commercials


The 3 Secrets to Booking Commercials

Delivered by Actor/Writer/Director and Co-Founder of The Acting Center, Eric Matheny who has both written and acted in hundreds of national commercials for over ten years.

In this two-hour seminar, you will learn to:

  • Do the exact actions to do at any audition
  • How to market yourself in a way that creates more auditions
  • How to build real relationships with agents, casting directors and directors
  • Focus on the number one factor that determines whether you get the job–or not.

Saturday, March 18, 2017, 1pm

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Sep 16

The Commercial Intensive With Eric Matheny

The Commercial Intensive with Eric Matheny - April 3-13, 2017 - The Acting Center

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, April 3rd – 13th, 2017.

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 $595

Call now as class size is limited




Aug 16

Fight Choreography Class


Taught by Xingú, Fight Choreographer, Stuntman & Stunt Coordinator. Ongoing course, once 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):
Sunday, January 15, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017


Classes will be held once 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.

Jun 16

Salon with Improv More Improv and a Trombone

This month’s salon was loaded with improv and a trombone! Even if you don’t study at The Acting Center you are welcome to perform! Be sure to check out our live stream on Facebook Live of upcoming events or replay this and other salons.

Jun 16

Movie Night at The Acting Center – Jaws

Movie Night explores movies from the Acting Center perspective. This time Co-Founder Eric Matheny gave us a greater insight into the 70s thriller Jaws. Winner of 3 Oscars with another 10 wins & 16 nominations.