Keep It Real Acting Studio (KIRA) is a FULL SERVICE STUDIO, providing everything your child actor needs to get off and running in the acting world. Here we explore the studios 3 unique programs specifically created and geared toward Kids and Teens.
Taught by Nancy Linari, who has been a professional actor for more than 30 years, the Studio’s ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL CLASS FOR TEENS is geared toward ages 12-17 years, and focuses on specific techniques to:
- Ensure callbacks
- Overcome mental blocks
- Strengthen on-camera presence
- Develop creativity
Keep It Real Acting Studio‘s ON-CAMERA COMMERCIAL CLASS FOR KIDS is for child actors ages 7-11 years of age. This class helps kids:
- Become comfortable on camera
- Make bookable choices
- Play with improv in auditions
- Incorporate ‘buttons’
- Emphasize their personality
The ON-CAMERA COMERCIAL CLASS is taught by CASTING ASSOCIATE Doug Traer, who assists casting directors: Mick Dowd, Francene Selkirk, MC Sweeters, Mary Jo Slater, Rick Pagano, Sharon Bialy, Annissa Williams, M Casting, Sobo Casting, Petite Casting, Michael Donovan, Arlene Shuster-Goss, Danielle Eskinazi, Ross Lacy, Kathy Knowles, Gabrielle Schary, Lisa Pantone, Liz Paulson, Renita Casting and Fern Champion!
THE NEXT STEP is a commercial class for children ages 4-6 years old, which helps young actors transition from leaving their parents’ side to being in the audition room. They gain focus and confidence, and learn to be their natural, fun selves in front of the camera.
THE NEXT STEP CLASS is taught by Donna Rusch who has 20+ years of experience as an actress and can be seen in hundreds of commercials.
For all of the classes, an industry pro (typically an agent or manager) attends the last day. And in the Kids & Teens classes, footage of their takes in class are send to ROSS LACY CASTING & DANIELLE ESKINAZI CASTING for them to review and give individual feedback!
Whether you want your child to jumpstart an acting career, get noticed by casting, or even just learn great confidence building skills, Keep It Real Acting is a great place for your child to grow. The studio is located in North Hollywood at 4444 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 203.
Keep It Real Acting Owner Judy Kain has been a professional actress for 38 years, showcasing her skills and talents in over 375 commercials and in over 90 roles for film and television. She is the published author of “I BOOKED IT! The Commercial Actors Handbook.”