On Saturday March 16th we had our second Inside the Industry Professional Series with special guest Nancy Cartwright.
She discussed her professional experience as a working actress for nearly three decades. She engaged us with stories about working on the hit show The Simpsons as Bart and performing with special celebrity guests. She also told us how she came to Hollywood and got started in her career. It was a very inspiring afternoon!
The Acting Center would like to thank Nancy for sharing her time and experiences with our students and guests.
Young directors are tomorrow’s hot directors. We recommend that our actors check out this event. These are the types of production teams you want to meet! If you attend, let us know how it went!
Ryder Bach, alumni of The Acting Center, has his band Body Parts featured on MTV Buzzworthy blog.
Check out his new single.
Daily Concepts recently did a write up on Ray Kachatorian’s Arclight Exhibit which featured actors from The Acting Center.
“Creativity sparked by Homeland, Kachatorian delved into a 12-month project, photographing over 60 actors from Los Angeles’ The Acting Center.”
See the entire article here.
The Acting Center student Jim Meskimen gives us the scoop on his character and recent experience on the set of Parks & Recreation. Jim had this to say:
“Since the first season of NBC’s hit comedy, Parks & Recreation, I have been appearing as Martin Housely, a character who MC’s important events (beauty contests, telethons, awards ceremonies etc) in the fictional town of Pawnee.
“Martin’s character has, for some strange reason, evolved into his being a bit of an amateur impressionist… I can’t imagine how that happened.
“Anyway, I was invited back to the show in December and again this last week, and I hope to visit again and again. It’s a very nice group of people who make that show, and they are kind and foolish enough to let me improvise.
“Here is a little video I shot this week from the location where we were filming the latest episode of this charming show that I thought you might enjoy. www.youtube.com/jimmeskimen”
The Acting Centers first salon of 2013 was a huge success. We had some amazing singing, stand up comedy, monologues, impressions and improv! Performers included Zoe Bell, Dave Willams, Jierra Clark, Jeff Pomerantz, Doug Agnew, Earl Turner, Jeff Green and our advanced improv guys, Elvis Winterbottom, Lori Jablons, Jim Meskimen, Tamra Meskimen, Taylor Meskimen, Alicia Knight, Kurt Keller, Anna Gurji And Tatiana Dekhtyar.
Remember, you don’t have to be a student to perform at our Friday Night Salons. Contact us for a performance slot for the next Salon on Feb 22nd!
After being moved by Amanda’s performance in the indie film “Mother’s Red Dress” Katherine Bennett of Film Courage spoke with Amanda to shed “any light on the issue of how acting translates to a happy moviegoer”
Check out the article here!
This past November, several of The Acting Center students headed to Puerto Rico to film the psychological drama, Magdalena. Students Sevier Crespo (NYPD BLUE, Fastlane, Pendejo), Robert Ricucci (Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde) and David Paladino (Leverage, C.S.I. Young & the Restless) produced and co-starred in the film.
In preparation, the guys worked on their characters in class.
“It’s awesome to have the freedom to work on your character in class. The Acting Center is my acting gym. It’s where I can workout, use all the different equipment (drills) to create something amazing – a rich, full and multi-layered character. It was really a quick process with the technique at The Acting Center and so gratifying and fun”, says David Paladino.
Check out the teaser for Magdalena the movie:
Magdalena IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2413014/
Los Angeles photographer captures Hollywood actors in the act.
Inspired by Showtime’s hit “Homeland,” with its evidence boards and memorable characters, Los Angeles based photographer Ray Kachatorian got the germ of an idea for a photography exhibit. It was then he needed to cast a group of versatile actors to realize his vision. He turned to The Acting Center, Hollywood’s premiere acting school, where character is the order of the day.
Over the last twelve months, Kachatorian photographed more than 60 performers, including award winning film and television actors. The result is “Captured—Students and Friends of The Acting Center Photographed in Character by Ray Kachatorian”—a unique and enthralling exhibit of character studies. The exhibit will be on display at both The Arclight Hollywood (January 9-March 5, 2013) and The Arclight Sherman Oaks (January 29-March 26, 2013).
“Captured” opens Wednesday, January 9th at the Arclight Hollywood, 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028. Opening reception begins at 8pm.
Ray Kachatorian is a Los Angeles based photographer specializing in Lifestyle, Food, Interiors, Travel and Portraiture. His credits include Bon Appetit, House Beautiful, In Style among many others. His diversity allows him to follow his love of capturing the world as he sees it. www.kachatorian.com
Founded in 2006 by a group of seasoned stage, television and film actors and teachers, The Acting Center has quickly become one of the most respected places to study acting in Los Angeles. Their scene study and improv classes produce confident actors who bring an original voice to every production—and their student body books, on average, 6 jobs a week. www.theactingcenterla.com
Please join us at our opening reception on January 9th.