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Improv-A-thon

"I wanted to let you know that after completing Paul Hungerford's Improv-a-thon, I booked a co-star on the show ʺParenthood.ʺ  The role called for a ʺsinging improv duo.ʺ  Before Paul's class I had zero improv experience... I'm not even sure that my representation would have submitted me for the role if I hadn't just taken his workshop.  It felt great to walk into the casting director's office confident in my improv ability, make them laugh really hard, and walk out of the room knowing that I killed it.  This is my first costar and I'm so excited about the doors this may open.  Thank you so much Paul and Keep it Real!" -Ginny J.

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""I credit both Judy and Paul for my bookings. 3 in one week was huge! Can't wait to get back in there and study with you guys!  Paul's improv class helped me to stay calm and grounded in my auditions. I'm also really good at taking direction and making changes during my audition which I know is a direct result of studying with Paul. I always hear his voice saying "just have fun!" I'd take his class again and again just to keep my improv muscle in good shape so I can continue to book work! " -Eljae B.

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"Improv is a muscle and Paul Hungerford is the trainer you want to work out with.  "Improve With Improv" is a fantastic class!  It's helped me approach my auditions in that relaxed alertness that improv arms you with.  So much so, that during this class I was cast in two projects - an industrial and a print job - both of which required me to improv in the situation.  It's crucial to stay primed and ready to improv and this is the perfect place to practice it.  Bravo and thanks to Paul Hungerford for providing such a creative and safe atmosphere.  With his great knowledge of the many schools of improv, his plentiful work experience and abounding positive energy, you can't help but have a ton of fun learning improv."    - Maggie S.

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I absolutely had a blast in Paul Hungerford's Improv-a-thon Class at Keep It Real. I highly recommend this class to anyone and everyone!!!  All ages and levels of impov skills will benefit from Paul's class!!!  Another reason to check out the offering at Judy Kain's-Keep It Real-Studio-North Hollywood. - Carolyn Q.

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"The best acting teacher clavicle in show business. Eye-opening proof how valuable a properly trained improv client/performer has in an audition situation!" - Peter S.

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Paul, as an instructor, is just every bit of awesome-sauce you could want. One of the most important facets of being able to learn improv - is the ability to feel "safe" in the room to "fail". This guy has the most effervescent, infectious, brilliant personality... he tears down all your egoic defenses with laughter, and then pushes you in all the right ways to break thru old limits. The word that keeps coming to mind to describe him is genuine. He's so down-to-earth. 

Going to class each week was so much fun. I found it very easy to understand his instructions, and very easy to accept his feedback, and adjust. He peppered the class with so much wit, humor and goodwill. He garnered the respect of everyone so quickly by the way he honored, without judgment, the choices each actor made in the room. It felt like sacred art. 

If you have any interest in learning Improv - you can certainly go to many different schools -- some that just specialize in teaching it. But, if you do, you will miss out on Mr. Hungerford - and that'll be a shame. -Trevor E.

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"So thankful to have learned from the brilliant, caring, and hilarious Paul Hungerford.  I now tackle auditions AND life with much more ease, fluidity, and teamwork.  He'll get you out of your head and into your body where your best work lies.  Don't miss the opportunity to study with him!"  - Katy B.

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"You were phenomenal Paul! Can't wait to see more of your shows and get some more clients into your class! You always have such amazing talent with the best training!" -Branden Meck, Talent Manager

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"Hi All, As you know, as a result of a mailing I did to invite agents to the final show I just signed with a top commercial agent! Yesterday I got another call from another agent who saw the show (BMG). You should tell people who are taking the improv class and are looking for an agent to send out those lovely invitations KIRA provides with a picture and resume.  It works! Best always,Maggie" -Maggie N.

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"I'm committed in becoming a commercial actor. I'm impressed with Keep It Real and value the training you offer." -William D.

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"I just finished taking Paul Hungerford's summer improv intensive and A-Z Commercial class. I had a really hard time academically in high school and Paul gave me my confidence back. He showed me that making mistakes is part of who we are as people. He is really good a preparing anyone to audition for casting directors. I will recommend everyone I meet to take one of his classes. He made be a better person! Thanks, Paul! You are the best! :)" -Webster H.

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"Paul is a working actor/improviser who also has the skill to translate what he does into the classroom setting.  For Paul, the ability to improvise is not just a necessary tool for the actor to have at auditions and on the job.  It’s the foundation from which authentic, connected and exhilarating performance is built." -Alicia Ruskin, KMR

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“I just think Paul is the best… he understands it, it’s not froo-froo words; he just gets it! He explains it very simply as to why something works.  I wish I would have had him in my twenties….  No one is better than PAUL!

With few words, he gets to the heart of it.  And that’s why I think everyone does well!  I ABSOLUTELY BELIEVE THIS LIKE A RELIGION…  Even if you think you have done everything, seriously, take Paul’s class!” -Sherlock G.

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"Paul, you truly are a legend. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and passion for laughter and improv. You helped all of us step out of the box a bit and grow into new skin. Thank you for everything!" -Joe V.

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“I wouldn’t be where I am now if I DIDN’T HAVE PAUL TEACHING ME THE ROPES IN IMPROV. He's by far he best improv teacher I had in my whole career! The most fun you could have in an improv class anywhere in the valley.” -Frankie M.

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“Paul was completely honest and straightforward with everything. He never sugar coated with his students. He was always positive. He never made us feel that we were messing up!  A lot of us were different ages and backgrounds but, he always had our backs.”  -Cameron B.

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"Paul has a lot of integrity very talented man. Very good coach- very sensitive to what his students need.  I’ve known Paul for a long time. He shares his experience with the players." -Dominic O.

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"The absolute best improv class I could've imagined taught by Paul Hungerford at Keep It Real Acting tonight. I left on cloud nine with a new sense of self as an actor:-) Great classmates...excellent instruction with truth and heart:-) ‪" - Jahna H. 


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"Just wanted to say I met with [your student] whom I saw at the improv showcase. I'm very excited about that young man and will be offering him representation tomorrow.Thanks again for having me at the showcase and thanks for putting on such a wonderful show." -Rai Flynn, DDO


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"THE BEST improv class in LA, and I've taken a few!  Paul teaches not only improv skills BUT ALSO LIFE SKILLS.  An essential class to gain more business and life perspective.  He's a bright, guiding light when your acting may start to feel off track."  - Jady B.

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"Paul is so encouraging to each person's strengths. This is not a class where you feel intimidated and competitive with your classmates, it's an atmosphere of support, allowing freedom of self expression and creativity. Feeling free to express myself and my point of view in a scene, I booked a national commercial during my improv class term at KIRA! Love you guys at KIRA!" -Julie W.

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"Paul gives lots of individualized attention, builds you while he helps improve your skills. Ridiculously awesome sense of humor, and kind." -Daniel K.

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"We had such a blast! I think I speak for everyone when I say that Paul is amazing!!!! I personally learned so many improv, by way of life lessons, on understanding how to listen better, on determining relationships, and focusing on ones point of view!!!" -Reesha A.

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"Taking this improv class is one of the best things I've done in my life. I was so frustrated with the audition process and this is breaking me out of it big time!" -Jesse C.

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"Just completed the 4-Week Improv Intensive at Keep It Real Acting. Paul Hungerford is an excellent and inventive teacher who creates a very supportive environment for improvers to learn and to grow. As always, KIRA came through with a quality class taught by working professionals who are supportive and willing to share their knowledge with their students." -Jill M.

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"Paul Hungerford’s “Improvathon” class was just great! There’s a lot you’ll learn and Paul will certainly keep you on your toes. And most of all, Paul’s passion and experience with improv just makes the class a ton of FUN!" -Mike H.

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"As soon as I completed my first class with Paul Hungerford, I knew this was the one I had been looking for! Dudes...I have taken a bunch of classes since moving to Los Angeles. Every single one of them had me disheartened. I began to think that THIS was just the way it was! The way it HAD to be! I had everything from one teacher drawing attention to my breasts for the benefit of another actor's "intention" to another teacher completely berating myself and the rest of the students for the "benefit" of teaching us "how it was" in this industry. By this point, I was pretty scared to try yet another... My agent recommended that I take a class...ANY class, at Judy Kain's school. Judy came highly recommended. From my research, it helped that both Judy and Paul were actual WORKING ACTORS!! Yay! Since it had been years since I took Improv at the Groundlings, I thought that Paul's Improv-a-thon was a good choice! By the end of that first class, I knew 100% that I chose correctly. Paul himself is freaking awesome. So nice, knowledgeable, experienced, and has the rare ability to coach without berating or demeaning an actor. Judy is very cool. She would pop into class from time to time and from what I can gather, she is open, yet perspective. I'm looking forward to taking my next class with her. Fellow actors! If you are looking for an acting teacher in this town who is about TEACHING you the technique, period!...I highly recommend Judy's Studio. And Paul's Improv class, especially :)" -Kristen S.


A-Z Commercial Class

"It was a game changing experience in terms of my acting career. Paul Hungerford is a dedicated, inspiring teacher with a terrific sense of humor.  He really cares -- about the profession and each  student individually which is very important." -Betty W.

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""Thank you for the wonderful class. This was my first one ever! I real enjoyed learning from both of you. I am excited to say that [an agency] contacted me about representation. Thank you once again I learned a lot in the short time period. Look forward to learning more from you soon." -David R.

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"You know a teacher is good when another teacher recommends them. My wonderful theatrical coach sent me to Keep It Real for their commercial class due to her respect for Judy Kain. I took A-Z Commercial Technique and enjoyed Paul Hungerford's energy and good natured teaching approach. He knows his stuff and knows how to translate that to his students. Following that, I had a private coaching session with Judy to prepare me for an agency call. I'm not sure the results of that yet as it was just today (and I release my attachment to the results), but Judy was a joy to work with and made me feel at-ease and prepared for the call. Both Judy and Paul show that they really care. The openness of Judy's heart was apparent in our coaching session, and I always appreciate people who have a true nature of caring about others. Thank you, KIRA." -Robert L.

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"Paul is a stud. He knows exactly how to take any fear out of the acting process.  Every class he turns into a hilarious, yet enlightening comedy routine almost, helping everyone feel comfortable, and encouraging them to just "be yourself."  Then he gives you the skills and tools to send you on the path to BOOKING!  We did a lot of camera work, got to take our work home, and every class you could see each student getting better and better.  Definitely CANNOT MISS THIS CLASS!
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I took away so much.  This class was unbelievably helpful.  I feel confident that i can walk into an audition and complete it with competence and accuracy. -Izzy S.

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"Definitely one of the top, most useful classes for any commercial actors in Los Angeles. I took the A to Z commercial class with Paul Hungerford and led to a 100% callback rate. Although I have excellent training I hadn't quite figured out the commercial formula - this class changed that."    - Verona B.

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I learned key elements for performing a great commercial read. I also learned that it's not only okay, but extremely beneficial, to add an opening and ending line (launch and button).    -Rene H.

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"Loved, loved, loved the a-z commercial class!!! Paul is a great teacher; he's so humble and funny, but also so informative and gives great direction and feedback. the tricks of the trade that he taught are truly invaluable! Also, having Judy come in and give her feedback was extremely helpful, it gave me a lot of awareness and ideas of what my next steps should be. I definitely would recommend this class!!"- Karma M.

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Your class was so refreshing. I really appreciated the direct feedback that was given and I found your practical no-frills approach really useful. Biggest take-away? I can't control if I they cast me, but I am in control of my time in the audition room and how I present myself, and now I actually know HOW to do that. -Jen R.

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The most important thing about the audition is to be real and connect with the clients with strong intentions and choices. This is of course easy to say and a constant challenge.  Nevertheless, I am thankful that I took this class because it opened my eyes to an aspect of commercial acting that I sensed was missing from my technique. All of a sudden, everything just clicked and I was able to start working on the harder aspect of commercial acting: just being present and being me. Thank you!  - James R.

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I wanted to thank you. Since taking the class I have been auditioning regularly and booked 5 jobs in the past 4 months including a large National. - Alex A

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I just wanted to thank you for a most amazing class. The format and content were perfect and it’s the best commercial class I’ve ever taken. I look forward to taking it again. Thanks Again! - Dominick

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I wanted to let you know that I booked my first commercial last month for Bright House Networks! It was only my third or fourth audition, so I truly have you and Judy to thank for helping me feel so comfortable and confident in the audition room. I had a blast on set and can't wait for the next one! -Sarah M.

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Hey guys I just wanted to let you know that I am on hold for three commercials and one print job! Fingers crossed! Thank you for your class! You guys were great! -Dana A.

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Thank you so much for everything you taught me in the Monday night class I just finished!  I learned so much and have had two auditions since class ended and a callback for one of those today! :)  It is so great to go in there with a plan instead of all "willy nilly" like I used to! :) -Kristen B.

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"Wow.....last night was terribly wonderful.....terrible in the sense that I was haunted all night long by the mistakes that I had made......wonderful in the sense that....I know with Paul's instruction in the A-Z class, I cannot help but learn and improve.  I just hope he let's me back in the door!  I am really excited about being a part of your program.  I should have purchased the 4-pack!!! :):)"    - Carolyn Q.

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"Class with Paul has been nothing short of brilliant, I hope that I can hone my skills so that I can one day be on your wall of working alums." -Steven P.

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"The Class is so great. Paul and Judy know the commercial world very well and will help any actor get the training they need to book jobs. I would highly recommend this class to any actor beginning or advanced." -Andy M.

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"Love!!! the A-Z Intensive class. I have taken other classes that I did not finish because of the fear I felt in class. Judy and Paul knows how to get you to relax and enjoy the process. I was sick the 1st class and was going to cancel the rest but Judy would not let me quit. This class is a must do for the new actor." -JC T.

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"Judy and Paul know their stuff and more importantly they know how to relay that to the student. I did the A-Z Commercial Class and the weekly drop in. I'll be back for more. And you can't beat the pricing." - Bob B.

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"I just completed Keep it Real Acting's A-Z Adult Commercial Class! What a great class! Judy and Paul are wonderful! The class format is friendly, fun, and interesting. Information shared is current and valuable. My confidence in front of the camera is MUCH GREATER than it was 6 weeks ago. You can't go wrong!" -Rene B.

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"Keep it Real commercial workshop is an awesome. Both Paul and Judy give you practical tips and tools that really take you to the next level! I have taken another commercial workshop in the past but this one really seemed to challenge me in unexpected ways. I could see the difference on camera in my work and others! I highly recommend. If you are really lucky you may even get a peek at Judy's cute little dog, Sparky."- Tracy T.

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"Thank you so much for everything I learned in the A-Z class. I know I have a long way to go, and a lot more to learn in being in front of the camera. I am grateful for all of your time and energy you give to help people succeed. You both are very sincere and real, and it makes it a safe place to be. I hope to come back soon, Thank you again so very much!" -Amber H.

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"I had the best time at Keep it Real Acting class! I learned so much! And Paul Hungerford is an amazing teacher! If you need a commercial class this one is it! Thanks Keep it Real! I really loved the class! I will be back for others." -Rosa D.

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"I just finished taking the A-Z Commercial Technique class with Paul Hungerford. I LOVED it. It was my very first acting class. I had zero experience before this class and I was so nervous. It was so out of my comfort zone...but Paul and my lovely classmates made me feel so comfortable. I had a lot of fun and I'm very sad it's over. I can't wait to take my next class with Keep It Real. I'm thinking Paul's improv class will be next. I also took advantage of the All-in-one headshot package. With Tom and Judy's help and Kevin McIntyre's photography skills I got an awesome headshot that I am thrilled with." -Emily M

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"I'd like to thank both Judy and Paul for sharing their talents and knowledge in the commerical industry, these six classes were not only informative, but extreamly educational. In the A-Z class, one learns to get out of that comfort/fear zone, and take big risks, create great oppurtunities, while harnessing the technique and timing to make those 30 seconds count! Whether just beginning or already advanced in your career, I highly recommend taking the A-Z course." -Michael P.

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"Thank you so, so, so, so much for an incredibly enlightening and positive A-Z class. Like every BFA actor, I thought I learned it all in 4 years, but I come out of that class a little wiser and with a million more questions--exactly where I want to be. I wanted to specifically thank both of you for your kindness in my mock audition today. I've been in a career upswing but an emotional slump--since why the hell not, right? As you both know well, I'm sure, this world is full of "no"s and a little "yes" goes a long, long way. Today was nourishing to the spirit and also, like, super informative. That's all I could ever ask from a class. You guys are the best, and while I'll be in and out of town a bit this fall, I'll certainly be back for more." -Ellen H.

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"I love working with your studio, as I can tell you and your staff are doing it for the right reasons - you care, and want to help people! That's huge, to me." -Sam L.

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"After taking the A to Z class, I met with Lynn Eriks, a commercial agent at Howard Talent, and I am signing with Howard's commercial division today! She said she saw immense improvement from my first reading with her. Thank you, and please tell Paul thank you as well!" -Emily D.

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"I just wanted to say thank you again for this class! I am signing with Marci this Thursday and it's all because of you guys!" -Kate S.

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"This is my first acting class and Paul has taught me a lot. Most importantly, he has taught me to trust my gut, which is an important life skill whether I am ever a successful actress or not. I have started to apply it to my personal life and started making choices I was afraid of making before. Like that quote Paul says about your mind being a liar and an asshole. It's true! I am that strong woman Paul identified in his brief image consult, but there is always room to grow if you continue to challenge yourself. Thank you for giving people the tools to succeed as an actor and person in your classes. I am excited for the challenges I will encounter in future classes!" -Melissa K.

"I have been a working actor for over 25 years, but took the "Keep It Real" commercial acting workshop just to brush up on my skills. During the 5th week of class, I booked a national network on-camera spot. I learned new techniques and received honest, useful feedback. I would highly recommend this class to anyone wanting to go into on-camera commercials." -Debi D.

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"I took the a-z commercial class with Paul Hungerford. I can't recommend it enough, Paul is hilarious and really cares about the success of his students. The class is informative and insightful. It'll delve deeply into the the proper way to approach a commercial audition. Paul gave me great direction and feedback and really helped me find my most castable self. I will definitely be going back for more advanced classes!" -Curtis S.

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"I recently took the A-Z commercial class, and I LOVED it! You really do learn everything from A to Z! Judy and Paul are both very knowledgeable, and skilled at what they do. I learned a great deal in a short period of time, and I feel that I definitely have some valuable tools to add to my toolbox. AND to add to all of this, shortly after my completion of the class, I booked a commercial! Woohoo! I highly recommend studying at KIRA." -Tiffany L.

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"Judy Kain’s “Keep It Real” acting studios, was one of those on my list. I have had the privilege of completing the “A-Z Commercial Technique” class and would highly recommend it to any actor trying to get into the business! Paul Hungerford is definitely one of the best acting teachers out there! I have never felt so absolutely comfortable in any of my classes, as I did with Paul. As a beginner actress, there were times when I would get frustrated with myself, being that much of the skills I learned in class were new to me. Paul’s ability to motivate me, and his positive encouragement through these difficult times helped me to tremendously improve in 6-weeks! He always provided objective, yet genuine feedback to each of his students, which made me realize very quickly of how passionate he was in helping us individually succeed – a trait that all great teachers should have! He is also one of the sweetest and funniest guy I have ever met! He coaches you, cheers for you, and gives you “real”, straight forward, and up-to-date advice! Being a successful actor and session director himself, he knows what is talking about! If you have any desire to better your commercial acting career, take Paul’s Commercial class at “Keep It Real” Studios! :)"  -Kristi S

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"I just wanted to share with y'all that since your class I have had about a 70% callback rate, I signed with a new commercial agent--Reign Agency--and I just booked and shot my first commercial this week since taking your class! It was for the Michigan Coalition and shot outside of Detroit--they flew me there and took great care of me--it was so fun! " -Cristen B.

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"Thank you so much for your teaching, your encouragement, and your words of wisdom! I have taken a lot of commercial classes but this one was by far my favorite. It is the encouraging spirit with constructive criticism that makes this class amazing! Thanks!" -Stephanie W.

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"The A-to-Z commercial class is an absolute must for commercial actors. They also have a weekly Wednesday workout that is currently only $35, with no ongoing requirement, an amazing deal. In A-to-Z with Paul Hungerford and Judy Kain there were so many skills I learned that I feel stupid about how I was going out and auditioning before. The very next audition I did after the class was so much more fun and looser, because of the work this class teaches. Commercials give you so little info on just a few lines of copy, and this A-to-Z class tells you how--and that you must--fill in all those questions and blanks in order to act real and have fun, from where you are, who you're talking to, how you feel about it, to technical things like who's in the camera or on the board, and techniques on how best to use the fourth wall---all in order to gain ease and comfort in your process and show the best YOU. Their expertise on buttons and launches is second-to-none, and you get one class devoted to all the improv training you really need to know to commercial audition effectively. Top-notch! The final class was attended by legit agents, so if you are looking that is also helpful. The Wednesday workout class is run by the teachers, but sometimes by managers or other people in the business which is like gold level value to meet them in a relaxed collaborative artistic environment." -Andrew B.

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"I blame you [Judy] and Paul. Your teachings were so good that I went out and launched and buttoned myself into booking a role [and might be late to class because I'm shooting!]"    - Tiffany S., after taking A-Z Commercial Technique

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"I will definitely be back to take classes at Keep It Real!  I cannot say enough about how much I learned from Paul in the first level commercial class. This class is so great for beginners!   I took another local class and the difference was night and day.  Paul is a knowledgeable, working professional  --and yet --  is able to appreciate the mindset of a beginner and provide the info/orientation  needed for commercial acting.  The fact that he is also kind, funny and supportive only further enhances the class and learning environment.  Many thanks!!"    - Andrea S.

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KEEP. IT. REAL!  I have a tendency to be a bit large, coming from theater, and I always thought it was more appropriate to work that way - with that size - in commercials, but it's really not.  Slice of life, just like with TV!  But I learned a TON of critical technical things too, like launch & button, how to play the 4th wall, how to work in looking at the board & JUSTIFY the gaze organically, etc etc.  And then wonderful big picture things like RELATIONSHIP and the arc of the scene / character trajectory.  SPECIFIC choices.  Also BOLD choices as long as they are GROUNDED in reality and the environment/situation.  The camera's the big eye & it don't lie - have the thoughts that keep it real & create the progression of the story.  Paul is terrific, as are Judy & Francene. - Tommy D.

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Judy and Paul, Thank you both again for the insights and valuable tips, tricks & techniques. I've never felt more confident and ready to rock my future auditions!!! - Sara B.

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I got exactly what I was looking for out of the classes.  The valuable tools you shared will surely increase my confidence at auditions.  AND it was fun! -Howie W.

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"I've taken a couple commercial classes in LA and Paul is the perfect On-Camera Commercial teacher.  He's a working actor and works in Casting so he's able to teach from not only a current industry perspective, but one from both sides of the camera. He gives great constructive criticism... and he's wicked funny. You'll want to take this class more than once in your commercial career!"    - Kelly F., after taking A-Z Commercial Technique

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"A MUST HAVE CLASS!  My son and I both attended the class, and have left with a wealth of knowledge and information.  I am new to the industry, and my son is on an advanced level.  We both feel more enriched by attending the class!  You will learn and grasp more in 6 weeks than you ever thought possible!  It was great to have Paul and Judy, who are both active in the industry, give hands on instruction, as well as extremely insightful and helpful.  It was more than worth our drive in from South Orange County.  Also, last night, my son won the "Most Distinguished Student Award" for the Arts for both his acting and dedication to his craft, which he won out of all of the school districts in Orange County...As you can imagine, we are so proud of Jeff."    - Christene E., Proud Mom

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I just finished the commercial class with Paul and am so happy with all the "gems" I took away. Never too seasoned to learn more!!!!! GREAT CLASS!   - Sharon Z.

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"Thank you so much Judy and Paul! I feel so much more confident now, and I'm glad to add more tools to my toolbox. I will DEFINITELY be telling all of my friends about your class!" - Tiffany L.

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"I always enjoy seeing for myself the classes we recommend." -Alicia R. (Talent Agent)

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"I enjoyed the learning experienced provided in your Keep it Real Commercial Workshop and found that much of what I learned is crossed transferable into other areas of a performers life. I highly recommend this commercial workshop for all actors. I chuckled during the type casting exercise in your workshop because everyone was spot on with their opinions on the type of commercials/roles that I should cast for." -Charles W.

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It was a real rollercoaster, but through it all I learned a LOT and made some great connections along the way. Technique, style, improv, camera etiquette, I definitely got out what I put into it. I recommend this class to anyone looking to improve their acting skills, bar none." -Daniel S.

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"Paul gives lots of individualized attention, builds you up while he helps improve your improv skills. Ridiculously awesome sense of humor, and very cool guy." -Daniel K

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"Just finished taking Keep it Real Acting Studios' A to Z commercial course with Judy and Paul and Paul's Improv class! They were both great classes and I highly recommend anyone interested in improving your skills to take these classes. The school is friendly and you feel like family. Loved it!" -Jan M.

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"I absolutely LOVE it here!! Jessica you are so darn sweet and made me feel so comfortable, it was really her great patience and time, she gave me detail on all the classes that they provide!! So super big thank you:) xoxo Since then... I have taken a full class "A-Z commercial class" *LOVED IT!!* I had ** Paul Hungerford ** as my teacher/director of the class.. He really is one of the BEST by FAR!!! His patience as well is amazing! He takes the time to make sure you understand everything he goes over in the class and loves to give examples that help me really grasp the concept:) I am currently Enrolled for another one of Pauls classes "improv" LOVE IT... Every Thursday I look forward to the time in class!!! Thank you KIRAS!!! You guys ROCK!!!" -Caroline G.

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"Keep it Real and Judy came highly recommend by LA Talent and they did not disappoint!! I just finished the Commercial Acting from A - Z workshop with Paul Hungerford and learned so much. Paul really enjoys what he does and has a great sense of humor. I came out of it feeling like I was ready for my first audition. I loved it so much I signed up for Paul's Improv class.and wish I knew about it sooner. Great staff and really nice, supportive class mates. They sincerely are the Real Deal!!!" -Louis H.

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"I can't say enough positive things about Keep It Real Acting!!! I wanted to brush up on my commercial skills so I took the A-Z Commercial Class, with both Judy Kain and Paul Hungerford teaching throughout the 6 weeks. They were both incredible teachers, providing not only great insight into the current style of commercials, but also teaching the specific skills needed for several different types of commercial auditions. They were quite adept in navigating teaching a class with both veteran and novice actors alike. Even though I had learned many of these skills before in other classes, somehow Judy and Paul's instruction really brought it home for me. I loved their style of teaching...direct and brutally honest, yet said with kindness and the best intentions...you can tell they love actors and truly want you to succeed. I feel a thousand percent more confident walking into commercial auditions now, armed with their instruction. I will be taking other classes at the studio soon! Thank you Judy and Paul for reigniting my passion for commercials!!!" -Heather R

 


Wednesday Workout

"KIRA's Wednesday Workout is the perfect audition prep class. I went into my audition with little to no information but nailed my personality slate and improvised a scene that engaged the whole room. I booked the job. Thanks KIRA!" -Beau B.

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"I don't care how long you are in the "business," you need to take a refresher course every now and then so you can be aware of the latest trends.  You also have the opportunity of seeing and correcting any bad habits you have fallen into.  I feel that my On-Camera Workshop at Keep It Real is one of my best investments this year."    - Fumi

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"I booked a National, Union commercial for Purina! Thanks for all your help. Your class made the difference." - Glen M.

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Going to the Wed night class helped me to stay fresh and work out auditions that I had but didn't get callbacks for.  Thanks to everyone at Keepin it Real Acting! - Ashlyn B

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After I started this Class, I booked a National Target Commercial- Virginia T.

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"I LOVE the Wednesday Workout. It is the perfect space to train your muscle and be ready for every audition." -Eljae B.

ʺI attended 4 of your awesome wednesday commercial workouts while I was in LA this summer. Now that I am back in Europe, I used the skills I learned and just booked an international ad campaign (tv/print/internet) for a cell phone provider! The way you taught me how to slate and the button trick really has helped me a lot! I will be back In LA for pilot season next year and will definitely try to get into your intense 6 week commercial class!ʺ -Patrick T.

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I just wanted to thank you for all you've done for me in this past year. You've really helped me by guiding me in the right directions- with Commercial auditioning and career decisions. I have been doing diligence for the last year and am now beginning to see results. The opportunities your school  has given me are priceless. - Christine E.

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What you [Judy], Paul and Francene gave us was truly wonderful. Mid class on the first night, what you just said was worth the price of the entire class! Francene has called me in for a spot tomorrow and my only hope is to incorporate everything I have learned from you fantastic people. - Keith R.

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"I am a working actress but felt like my work could be inconsistent at times. I really wanted to work out the kinks. This class is so specific to each individual's needs that I finally know now what works best for ME. Since taking the workout class, my callbacks, avails and bookings are all up. I booked a Best Buy and a Quaker spot in the two months since I've been in this commercial Clinic. - Julie

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"They have a weekly Wednesday workout that is currently only $35, with no ongoing requirement, an amazing deal.The Wednesday workout class is run by the teachers, but sometimes by managers or other people in the business which is like gold level value to meet them in a relaxed collaborative artistic environment." - Andrew B.