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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.
In these acting classes you always act from film and TV scripts, using 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 Stanislavsky, The Actors Studio, The Group Theater, Scene Study and Improvisation.
David’s 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. Look at the Acting Jobs Brag Board to see actors just like you, getting work all the time!
Your talent to be a fine actor comes from your instincts. At David Kagen’s Film Acting School, 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 on in the scene.Learn more by clicking on the link to David’s blog below. more about our acting classes…
Valley Magazine’s Rave Revue – Read here “The Best Acting School & Classes in Los Angeles!!”
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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
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.
Congratulations to our student, George Gallagher, starring in ALTERED STATES OF PLAINE!
“GEORGE GALLAGHER, delivering a fiercely physical, compelling turn”- Frank Scheck, The Hollywood Reporter
“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”
AND IN CREATING YOURSELF, YOU FIND YOURSELF.