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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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.


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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Oct 14

8th Anniversary Celebration


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Celebrating The Acting Center’s 8th Anniversary

Saturday, Novermber 8th at 8pm

Will there be dancing? It is certain.
Will there be music? You may rely on it.
Will there be food and refreshments? It is decidedly so.

At our new home:
14801 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, Ca 91403

Will you join us? Sign point to yes.

Leave your ball gowns at home. Casual attire.
(818)386-9099 classes@theactingcenterla.com

Oct 14

Madison Bruneohler at Video Game High School Premiere Party

Our own Madison Bruneohler at the premiere party for Video Game High School Season 3 with series regular Ellary Porterfield. Watch for Madison in this series! Congrats!

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Dec 13

“Adopted” Premieres In Los Angeles this weekend

Starring two Acting Center students, Jeff Larson and Gino Montesinos  (the co producer Erika Solsten-Larson is doing privates with David Paladino as well), this Los Angeles based project, “Adopted” follows Kofi (Brian Flaccus), a confused, adopted 16-year-old boy from South Africa, who finds his way to a recently married young American couple that are expecting an infant adopted child. This show follows this family in new stages of life that none of them are ready for which involves two recently married parents forced into giving their new high school son a sex talk, even though they are but 6 years older than him.
This television dramedy is extremely clever and witty. The production’s cast and crew started out small until the script started getting passed around to some of the actors listed above. Doug Jones was one of the first name talent to jump on board with Adopted and the rest followed suit.
The talented writer and producer duo of Jeff Larson and Erika Solsten-Larson are continuing to impress LA with their productions and were recently listed in HQ Magazine as the newest up-and-coming couple to watch in the film industry.
The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption has partnered with Adopted and its crew. The foundation has agreed and been cleared to release every episode on their website and social media sites to share closely with the adoption community a show that seems “close to home.”

Oct 13

Friday Night Salon

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You never know what to expect:

Friday Night Salons at The Acting Center.

The Friday Night Salons at The Acting Center

You’re invited to the Friday Night Salons at The Acting Center.

An unconventional way to experience performance, a salon is a gathering of writers, artists, actors and performers who come together to share their art with one another and their friends. You never know what to expect. And that can be a very, very good thing.

Friday night salon at the Acting Center

Friday June 27th, 2014

Reserve your space! Call the Acting Center (323) 962-2100
Admission $5

The Acting Center
5514 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

Oct 13

Student Jim Meskimen is going viral again!

Student, Jim Meskimen, is going viral again!  Check out his new “Breaking Bad” spoof featured on the Variety web site.
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Sep 13

Young Actors Career Camp Performance

The Acting Centers Summer Camp for kids and teens show was a huge success. The young actors performed scenes, monologues, songs and improv  to a packed house. It was amazing to see what these kids could do after only two weeks of camp. The teachers did a great job!  Some of our former students of the summer camp have now joined our adult classes. It is so wonderful to see them moving forward with such confidence into there careers.

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Mar 12

The Arts Electives Classes Present – An Evening of Shakespeare and Improv

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The New Village Leadership Academy presents:

Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 7pm
The Arts Elective Classes in An Evening of Shakespeare and Improv

Tickets – $5.00 (Students Free)

Live at The Acting Center in Hollywood!

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