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Acting – The Power and Magic of Listening

Kimberly Jentzen presents a new and dynamic series: The Power and Magic of Listening, Part One. The following is an excerpt from her newly released book, Acting with Impact: Power Tools to Ignite the Actor’s Performance. POWER TOOL: LISTENING LISTENING IS WHERE THE MAGIC LIVES Listening is opening up and hearing with not only your Read the Rest…

Acting: The process is the Product

A rare interview with Award-Winning Director/Teacher Kimberly Jentzen by Emmy Award-Winning CD/Teacher Holly Powell

Watch this interview — Emmy Award-Winning Casting Director, Holly Powell talks to Los Angeles Acting Coach, Kimberly Jentzen, author of “Acting with Impact” about the acting process: “Know that your performance is created and lives in the moment and can’t be fixed in place or held in time. The key is to not judge yourself Read the Rest…

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The Objective: ACTING your character’s NEED, Part 1

The Objective is one of the most important power tools for an actor because it provides a starting point in the analyzing stage of any scene. So what is the actual definition of “the objective”? Every character is attempting to “get” something in every script and play. It may be love, a job, recognition, money, Read the Rest…

Confidence and Becoming a Great Actor

Confidence… we all need it to be successful. No matter what we do in life, we depend on our ability to communicate effectively with great belief in what we have to give. But one can’t gain confidence by demanding others to praise or approve of them. This same rule applies to anyone who is attempting to be a successful working actor. You gain confidence by demonstrating to yourself that you are worthy of it.

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The Objective: ACTING your character’s NEED, Part 2

The Objective is one of the most important power tools for an actor because it provides a starting point in the analyzing stage of any scene. So what is the actual definition of “the objective”? Every character is attempting to “get” something in every script and play. It may be love, a job, recognition, money, Read the Rest…

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Stage to Screen Part 2

Working your Internal Life with “Intentional Energy” Acting is the ability to believe in an event as if it’s happening now. In film and television, it’s particularly crucial that the acting feels like it’s occurring for the first time. This is true, no matter how many takes are needed to complete the job; acting requires Read the Rest…

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Producer Suzanne Lyons – An Inspiring Force!

If you ever have the opportunity to sit down with Suzanne Lyons, you will quickly realize that you are in the company of a powerhouse. She is as passionate about producing feature films as she is life, and she has the essential ability to bring the most joy to both. I was thrilled to have Read the Rest…

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Stage to Screen Acting

For years I’ve been coaching talented theatre actors as they make the transition from stage to film and television acting. It seems the distinction between stage and film acting has become an obsession for actors who want to make the leap! The ability to adapt between the two has undeniably become an extremely important skill Read the Rest…

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Script Analysis with Kimberly Jentzen

Script Analysis has so many important advantages for you as an actor. It’s crucial to have a grasp on your character’s internal life, as that will give you an edge in what choices you will be making for an original performance. Understanding how to analyze a script, also known as, breaking down a script, applies Read the Rest…

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Inside the Industry with Casting Director Billy DaMota and Kimberly Jentzen

Billy DaMota has depth. He’s the kind of casting director that really cares about the actor. My class spent a few evenings with him and we really enjoyed his take on acting. There is a Stanislavski knowingness inside Billy. He loves the fantastic magic of honesty in the moment and the emotional ride in the Read the Rest…