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David Kagen's School of Film Acting
30 years teaching
Industry Buzz About Our Los Angeles Acting Classes:

" David Kagen is a wonderfully professional, articulate and insightful Los Angeles acting teacher who achieved impressive results with the actors with whom he worked on SANTA BARBARA."
-- Jill Farren Phelps, Executive Producer - GENERAL HOSPITAL and former Executive Producer, 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 director's eye"
-- Howard Deutch, Director, PRETTY IN PINK, THE REPLACEMENTS
more

David's Blog on Acting and the Acting Business

What Our Working Students Say About Our Acting Classes:

"One of the best acting teachers 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,
DAMAGES (on FX with Glenn Close), BECKER, CHEERS.more

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CLIENTS ALEC BALDWIN FOR WINNING THE 2008 EMMY FOR "30 ROCK," and to Catherine Hardwicke on her latest directorial success, TWILIGHT!

"In David's Los Angeles acting classes I was immediately struck by how preceptive 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

See Video Of David Teaching His Acting Class! Hear His Radio Interview About Our LA Acting Training:

See a video clip featuring
David Kagen's
School of Film Acting
on


TRUE LIFE: I'M
AN ACTOR


MTV's Real Life



Hear David talk about acting in his radio interview on L.A.'s KPFK




Our Los Angeles Acting Teachers:

30 years experience teaching you the real world skills you need to get work and keep on working. David teaches in Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Toronto, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Boston, and Philadelphia. 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, Stanislavsky, 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
What We Do In Our Acting Classes:

All our classes are on-camera and our acting students use their filmed scenes to get agents and managers. We also have the smallest number of students of any acting class in Los Angeles, so that we can give each student personal attention with lots of time to act in every class. Our Los Angeles acting classes give you the real-world approach to professional acting in Hollywood
(without phony hype or slick gimmicks) that gives you the on-camera acting, audition and cold reading skills you need to effectively compete to get work. (Take a look at our 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.
You learn how to perform a scene by expressing your instinctive emotional responses to everything that's going in the scene. more

(Non actors, click here)

Acting Intensives & Workshops in Los Angeles:

MONTHLY & SUMMER INTENSIVES IN LOS ANGELES- STUDY 5 TIMES PER WEEK!

CALL OUR LOS ANGELES FILM & TV ACTING SCHOOL NOW FOR INFORMATION.

ASK ABOUT HOW TO GET FREE ACTING CLASSES!!!

ON-GOING ACTING CLASSES IN LOS ANGELES FOR BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE LEVEL ACTORS

and

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

WE NOW OFFER GIFT CERTIFICATES! CALL FOR INFO. 

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David Kagen School of Film Acting

Only 2% to 5% of all those seeking to earn money as actors support themselves financially. Our classes are not jobs, interviews, or auditions. Attending classes or a workshop is how you get more emotionally expressive, to give you the best chance to get work as an actor. Such contact as you may have with a casting director or any other industry professionals at a workshop or classes rarely results in further contact with that casting director, industry professional or any company affiliated with that casting director or industry professional.