The Acting Camp is an all-inclusive magical weekend getaway where young actors train with Hollywood’s best acting coaches and let their creativity run wild, while their parents interact with top industry insiders and indulge in the beautiful surroundings. The weekend culminates with a showcase performance before 10 top casting directors from TV & Film.
THE BEST COACHES…PERIOD
Diane Christiansen - "2011 Best Acting Class for Kids and Teens", Backstage Readers Choice Awards - “One of the Top 10 most effective Coaches in Hollywood” by Actors Access (3 years running) - "#1 Rated Acting Coach in Hollywood for Kids and Teens", Children in Film (3 years running) - "One of the Top 3 Acting Coaches in Hollywood” by the YOUNG PRESIDENTS ORGANIZATION in NYC. Students include series regulars on shows like WEEDS, LOST, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BONES, NIP/TUCK , MY NAME IS EARL, WITHOUT A TRACE, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, CORY IN THE HOUSE, ZOEY 101, NED’S DECLASSIFIED, UNFABULOUS, COMPLETE SAVAGES, CHARMED, HOUSE, ALIAS, COLD CASE, CSI , SCRUBS, GENERAL HOSPITAL, and many more.
Gerry Katzman - "Favorite Comedy Teacher", 2011 Backstage Readers Choice Awards - "Favorite Comedy Teacher", 2010 Backstage Readers Choice Awards - "Favorite Comedy Class in Los Angeles", 2010 Backstage Readers Choice Awards - Appeared on shows like "JAG" on CBS, "Angel" on The WB, "Lucky" on FX, "A.U.S.A" on NBC, "In Justice" on ABC, "Ned's" on Nickelodeon, "The Rerun Show" on NBC - Alumni include writers for "Ellen" and have made appearances on "Oprah," "Chelsea Lately," and "Last Comic Standing." Corporate Entertainer Clients: "Microsoft, ADM, and American Express."
Steven Memel - internationally acclaimed Vocal Coach to the stars - Clients include: Maroon 5, Sara Bareilles, Jesse McCartney, Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Isabella Rossellini, Lauren Bacall, Taryn Manning, Brie Larson, voices of "Alvin & The Chipmunks" movies for 20th Century Fox, producers and directors such as Karen Rosenfelt ("The Twilight Saga"), Mike Mitchell ("Shrek Forever After" "Deuce Bigalow") and Betty Thomas ("Private Parts" "I Spy") - creator of “The Science Of Switching On”, the first comprehensive voice technique and performance system.
THE TOP INDUSTRY PROS…PERIOD
-Casting directors such as: Ruth Lambert (Wizards of Waverly Place, Ben 10, World's Greatest Dad), Deborah Dion (Alice in Wonderland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Carol Goldwasser (Good Luck Charlie: The Movie, I'm in the Band, American Dad!, Hannah Montana), Jami Rudofsky (Gilmore Girls, The Practice), Kendra Patterson (High School Musical 2&3, Heroes, Camp Rock, The Event), Karen Meisels (In America, Center Stage, Center Stage: Turn It Up), Robert McGee (Wizards of Waverly Place, Ben 10, The Cleveland Show, The Life and Times of Tim), Eric Souliere (The Mentalist, Country Strong, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 ), Sara Isaacson (Fringe, ER, Gilmore Girls), Niner Parikh (Soul Surfer, Cory in the House, That's So Raven)
-Agents and Managers such as: Margot Menzel (Evolution Entertainment), Nicole Jolley (AEF), Craig Holzberg (Avalon Artists), Myrna Lieberman (Myrna Lieberman Management), Shepard Smith (Shepard Smith Management), Annet McCroskey (Artistic Endeavors)