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Screen Test Live!

CREATE THE CAREER OF YOUR DREAMS WITH
THE CHRISTIANSEN ACTING ACADEMY

SCREEN TEST LIVE IS A ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE FOR PROFESSIONAL ACTORS OF ALL AGES! 

AUDITIONS: KIDS (6 and up), TEENS & ADULT ACTORS & SINGERS SEEKING A LIST AGENTS OR MANAGERS MAY AUDITION! SONGS SHOULD BE APPROXIMATELY 1 MINUTE AND REQUIRE A SOUNDTRACK OR ACCOMPANIMENT FOR THE AUDITION. SCENES OR SELF-TAPES MUST BE BETWEEN 3 - 4 MINUTES LONG.

JOIN OUR WELL-CONNECTED STUDIO NETWORK AND BE SEEN BY TOP-TIER LOS ANGELES AGENTS AND MANAGERS.

 

CAREER PREP AND COACHING FROM MASTER ACTING TEACHERS.

SCREEN TEST LIVE IS BEING HELD AS A 100% VIRTUAL CLASS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. THANK YOU! 

 

JUNE 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 20th

Auditions are CLOSED for the June Session -
Next Auditions Start on August 1st.
Check back for details!
Screen Test Live!
Four Night Career Prep Workshop + Industry Showcase

  • A dynamic, effective experience for actors pursuing a professional career! Screen Test Live gives actors the opportunity to meet and learn from the best in the business -- all while learning the tools everyone needs to make it as a successful actor! 

  • REAL RESULTS: 

    • Find your A-list agent: 90% of actors participating in our last showcase were signed by top-tier agents and managers, had meetings with an agent or manager, or were directly contacted by an agency or management company!

    • Create valuable relationships with top Los Angeles agents

    • Start getting great auditions for network television, studio movies, pilots, national commercials, and ad campaigns.

  • Confirmed agents and managers in attendance for June 2022 workshop: Osbrink, A3 - Abrams, AEFH, The Wayne Agency, Montage Management, Ivy Management, BAM, and Discover Management!

What creates the feeling of success more than a Screen Test?

Diane and Tess Christiansen offer actors masterful techniques, coaching, and direction that presents them at their very best in well-prepared, polished scenes.

Actors will receive invaluable, insider information on personal branding and a career strategy to prepare each of them for success throughout the process of the four-night class and after! 

  • It doesn’t stop there!  Our course also educates PARENTS how to avoid being a “stage parent.” Giving your child the opportunity to truly flourish.​

  • This one-of-kind workshop and showcase at The Christiansen Acting Academy is designed for actors ready for a professional, ages 6 and up. 

  • Participation is by audition only - scroll down for information on auditioning!!

SCHEDULE: 

 

  • Night 1: Thursday, JUNE 9 @ 5:00pm (PACIFIC)

    • Informational seminar with Diane and Tess that will focus on personal branding and strategically preparing you for success. This is the perfect time to ask any questions regarding the workshop, showcase, agents/managers, auditions, etc. In the week following, scenes will be specifically and carefully chosen to represent each actors' niche and marketability.

    • If an actor is under 15-years-old; parent or guardian is required to attend this night.

  • Night 2: Thursday, JUNE 16 @ 5:00pm

    • Rehearsal w/ Tess Christiansen

    • In the week following, scenes will be specifically and carefully chosen to represent each actors' niche and marketability.

  • Night 3:  Thursday, JUNE 23 @ 5:00pm

    • Dress Rehearsal w/ Diane Christiansen

    • Diane will polish, coach, and direct each scene. Actors arrive camera ready, in the wardrobe they will wear on showcase night and bring all props to rehearse with.

    • Head shots + resumes are due by this night

  • Night 4: Thursday, JUNE 30 @ 6:00-8:00pm

    • 'Screen Test Live' Showcase

    • Industry reps attend the online showcase to watch participating actors perform their prepared scenes live.  A-List agents and managers are scheduled to come; All of which are actively seeking new talent to add to their rosters! Please contact us for list of reps confirmed. ​

Why do so many of our students get signed?

Because agents know that we only showcase the very best and most professional. This means that there is no downtime once they offer representation - they can sign you and send you on a top audition the next day! (Which often happens!)

Everyone taking part in this workshop, regardless of age, is at the point in their acting training where they are ready to be auditioning theatrically and working on-set. To ensure that all of the actors participating are ready for the commitment and expectations of being a professional actor, students must audition and be accepted into Screen Test Live. 

If you are new to acting or "green," we suggest taking our acting classes or private coaching before doing this workshop. 

Here's what Actors are saying about Screen Test Live:

'This was by far the most beneficial class experience I’ve ever had. Diane and Tess have helped me in such an amazing way! I was stuck in the same spot in my career and I just needed that extra push to get me going, so I did their SCREEN TEST LIVE showcase. With Diane and Tess' help and advice, I had agents reach out to me instantly and had the pleasure of signing with my dream agency, A3!' - James Museitif

'The Christiansen Academy is truly like no other. Diane and Tess are amazing, brilliant, and committed to helping each person who goes into their studio to succeed. They truly grow their actors! They've helped my career tremendously and I can honestly say that since I started studying with them, my craft has jumped levels! They've helped me get an agent and prepared me when doing their showcase to get said agent. I can feel how much they care and love the craft and that's what we need more of in pursuing this path!' - Skyylar Perdomo 

'My daughter had a great experience working with Diane and Tess and found her manager at one of their SCREEN TEST LIVE showcases! They are very professional and have the actor's best interests in mind! We are so grateful!' - D. Chae

'I Performed in the SCREEN TEST LIVE Showcase and I have seen Diane's coaching first hand. She's very insightful and skilled as a teacher. I got a new manager and agent through the event and I highly recommend training with Diane. All love!' - Darrell D.

AUDITIONING NOW!

We're filling up fast, so don't wait to send in your audition! Auditions are open NOW!

​All are welcome to audition!

Please submit all audition tapes to: actupdi@gmail.com  

  • EMAIL SUBJECT LINE: Audition for S.T.L.

  • Along with your audition tape; send important information such as:

    • head shot and resume [if you have them] or current photo

    • name, age, and phone number

    • briefly explain previous acting experience

Audition Requirements

  1. Prepare a 2 to 5 minute, two or three person scene from a film/TV show/play that you could realistically audition for or be cast in. Something that represents you at your very best!

  2. Record your scene “audition style” with a reader off-camera. (If you do not have a reader for your scene, a monologue is acceptable, but not preferred)

  3. Videos can be simple and recorded with your phone. Your face should be easy to see and your voice easy to hear.

  4. There are no fees to audition. 

  5. Actors do not pay until they are accepted, at which time the full amount or deposit of 50% will be required to hold your spot.​

 

Tuition

Tuition for this one-of-a-kind experience is only 

  • $300 for current* students

  • $395 for new students

*Current refers to actors who are currently in one of our acting classes: Next Generation. Biz Kids, Commercial, Screen Teens, Actors Core*

Refunds are not offered for SCREEN TEST LIVE after the first class, regardless of attendance.​

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

Screen Test Live! Career Prep Workshop + Showcase is not a job interview, audition, or promise of employment. The purpose if this workshop is purely educational. Industry talent representatives [reps], i.e. agents and managers or anyone affiliated with them, are NOT offering/promising representation or employment to the actors participating. We do not guarantee reps will contact or give a contract to ANY of our students; including those participating in Screen Test Live Workshop. Reps are not obligated to contact any actors in the workshop and are not persuaded to contact individuals. Participation in Screen Test Live! Workshop implies your full understanding and agreement of these terms. CALIFORNIA BOND # CA-90D693038      LIC # 27-4503438     CPS PERMIT # CPS-LR-1000445195

What Our Students Are Saying About Screen Test Live...

"Being new to the area, I was sure that obtaining Los Angeles representation for my daughter would be essential. I had learned of Diane through our former agent, and my daughter had done private coaching with Tess. Diane's Screen Test Live was exactly the confidence builder and exposure that my daughter needed! Not only does she now feel she that she can perform on par with other children in the industry on the west coast, she has secured a reputable management team and is now represented by an esteemed agency!! I highly recommend The Christiansen Acting Academy for classes, workshops, private coaching, and of course Screen Test Live. Not only are Diane and Tess's methods effective, they are also personable and kind individuals. I can not thank them enough. The showcase is a definite success!!"

Dee J.