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    The Actor's Key

    Hailing from the East Coast, actors Kristen Caldwell and Katie Shaw noticed something was missing from the workshops they were attending in L.A., so they decided to create their own.

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    Diane Christiansen

    Acting teacher Diana Christiansen, originally from Illinois, moved to L.A. in 1981 and has been coaching actors since 1992.

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    Holly Powell

    Holly Powell's "Six Audition Tool Method" is a specific formula designed to help actors have the mental mindset of an athlete when in the audition room.

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    Claudette Roche

    Roche, who is also an actor, was born in London (she slips seamlessly into Cockney), moved to Montreal—where she learned French, "which was challenging," she says—then to Toronto, then Los Angeles.

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    Carolyne Barry

    Carolyne Barry is known for being a tough but nurturing teacher. "Be prepared for some tough love," says actor Tyler McGraw.

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    Upright Citizens Brigade

    The new Los Angeles location quickly established itself as a great place to see improv and sketch every night of the week at extremely reasonable rates—admission is never more than $8.

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    Gerry Katzman

    "Comics aren't known for being tactful or gentle," says actor-comedian-magician Gerry Katzman, who notes that being "kind, warm, gentle, and welcoming" are keystones to his success teaching standup.

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    Create Your Reel

    Rates start at $300 for an edited 15- to 20-second scene. Clients are welcome to include scenes from previous work for a nominal fee of $20 per scene.

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    Anthony Meindl

    Meindl's teaching style has been praised by such noted actors as Olympia Dukakis, who said, "Tony's passionate commitment to the process of acting is insightful and practical."

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    Francene Selkirk

    Francene Selkirk started as an actor and then worked in commercials in jobs from production assistant to producer before becoming a commercial casting director.