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David Kagen's School of Film Acting

Voted "BEST LA ACTING CLASSES." Call now! (818) 783-5300.  DAVID KAGEN'S FILM ACTING SCHOOL: AUDITION & ACTING CLASSES FOR  THE BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED  & PROFESSIONAL ACTOR, THAT GET YOU ACTING JOBS! 35+ YEARS EXPERIENCE. See OUR GREAT YELP REVIEWS!

(AND -We offer business consulting on how to get an acting job!!!)

 

What We Do In Our LA Acting Classes:

All our acting classes are on-camera and our acting students use their filmed scenes to get agents and managers. You work a minimum of 30 minutes in every class!  We work with students of all ages and have the smallest number of students of any acting school in Los Angeles, so that we can give each student personal attention with lots of time to act in every class. Our acting classes give you the real-world approach to professional acting in Hollywood (without phony hype or slick gimmicks) giving you the on-camera acting, audition. scene study, and cold reading skills you need to effectively compete to get work. (Take a look at our Acting Jobs Bragboard to see actors just like you, getting work all the time!) In our acting classes you always act from film and TV scripts. And we use the principles from Sandford Meisner's book ON ACTING as teaching tools while drawing from the best of all the great acting teaching methods including Stanislavky, The Actors Studio, The Group Theater, Scene Study and Improvisation.
Your talent to be a fine actor comes from your instincts.  In our classes you will learn how to be emotionally free and completely spontaneous when you perform a scene, enabling you to express your instinctive emotional responses to everything that's going in the scene.  Learn more about what we teach by clicking on the link to David's blog below. more about our acting classes...

David's Blog on Acting Classes and Schools and the Acting Business in Hollywood.

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What Our Working Students Say About Our Acting School:

"One of the best acting teachers that I've worked with. Inspires you to do your best work - To really express your unique self. Caring and enthusiastic. An excellent coach for the working professional."
-- Ted Danson, CSI, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BORED TO DEATH, DAMAGES (on FX with Glenn Close), BECKER, CHEERS.more client reviews of our film acting training

1500+ Graduates on IMDB - 35+ years teaching experience:

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS ROBIN WRIGHT FOR WINNING THE 2014 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD FOR HOUSE OF CARDS,  ALEC BALDWIN FOR  WINNING THE 2012 SAG AWARD for 30 ROCK. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLIENT TED DANSON for his many Emmy Awards and Nominations! - And to Catherine Hardwicke on her directorial success, TWILIGHT and THIRTEEN!   

Congratulations to our client Giancarlo Esposito for his series regular Emmy Nomination in BREAKING BAD.

Congratulations to our client Jim Kelly on his rave review for his role in JACK REACHER and his roles MIB 3, and on MAD MEN. 

"In David's acting classes I was immediately struck by how perceptive the teachers are and how quickly I was able to move through blocks in my acting that had been there for years. They got me "out of my own way". I have had more "epiphanies" from these guys than anyone else" 
-- Thanks,
Anthony Wemyss

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AND IN CREATING YOURSELF, YOU FIND YOURSELF.

Internet & Telephone Coaching Sessions for Actors; WorkshopsIntensives at our LA Acting School; On-Set coaching, Acting Business Consulting.
(818) 783-5300

NOW OFFERING PRIVATE ACTING COACHING IN PERSON, BY PHONE OR ON THE INTERNET USING SKYPE. CALL FOR DETAILS!

How to get acting work--consulting by phone, SKYPE, or in person.

MONTHLY & SUMMER WORKSHOPS AND INTENSIVES IN LOS ANGELES- STUDY UP TO  5 TIMES PER WEEK!
 Discounted workshop lodging - click here

 NOW OFFERING ACTING CLASSES FOR KIDS. We now have acting classes for children on Saturdays at 11AM.  Call for information

ASK ABOUT HOW TO GET FREE ACTING CLASSES!!!

ONGOING ACTING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES FOR BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ACTORS

ON-GOING LOS ANGELES MASTER ACTING CLASS FOR WORKING PROFESSIONALS ONLY!

We also have acting classes for non-actors and beginning actors- who want to see what it's like to be a film actor!

WE NOW OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES! CALL FOR INFO.

Call us NOW at (818) 783-5300 for more info about our acting classes and intensives in Los Angeles! We'll be happy to answer all your questions!


Click here for important information from the State of California about Casting Director Workshops

Our Acting Teachers:  

David has done on-set coaching for the stars of top films and TV shows.  He has taught Acting Classes in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Toronto, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Boston, and Philadelphia- over 30 years experience teaching you the real world skills you need to get work and keep on working. Our acting teachers are working actors in film and television in Los Angeles, with conservatory training from the best and oldest established schools in the United States. They have been trained in a wide variety of acting classes and techniques including Meisner, Stanislavski, Michael Checkov, Viola Spolins Theater Games, Improvisation, and Scene Study. They know what it really takes to get acting work because they have all supported themselves as actors - and they are supportive. They teach you by building you up in our acting classes, not tearing you down. more about our acting teachers

Industry Buzz about  our Acting Classes-

" David Kagen is a wonderfully professional, articulate and insightful teacher who achieved impressive results with the actors with whom he worked on SANTA BARBARA."
-- Jill Farren Phelps, Executive Producer - YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, former exec. prod. of GENERAL HOSPITAL and SANTA BARBARA

"I audition actors for my projects from David Kagen's casting director workshops"
-- Robin Nassif, Casting Director. Head of ABC sitcom casting for 8 years!

"David Kagen has a film director's eye"
-- Howard Deutch, Director, PRETTY IN PINK, THE REPLACEMENTS

More industry reviews of our acting classes

David's Blog on Acting Classes and Schools and the Acting Business in Hollywood.

Acting Jobs Booked by Students at our Los Angeles Acting School

Acting in Los Angeles - Being a successful actor in Hollywood

See Video Of David Teaching His Acting Classes in Los Angeles! Hear His Radio Interview About Our LA Acting Training:

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