2016 Student & Teacher Bookings

Some of our Teachers & students bookings this past year - Congrats to everyone on all your bookings!
I'm so proud and happy to see your hard work paying off!

KIRA Sizzle Reel

Industry Guests at KIRA

Sign up for class to get the inside Scoop from Industry Pros.  Guests come to class, watch you perform, then follow it up with a Q & A.  We constantly invite agents, casting directors, well-known actors, producers, and directors to join us, giving you great networking opportunities.

Get to know KIRA!  And to our students: Let us know when you book so you can be in next year's sizzle reel!

Class Videos

ADVANCED CALLBACK with Judy Kain focuses primarily on the callback process, providing advanced techniques and tips from industry experts that will increase your bookings. This is a challenging, result-oriented, fast course for the advanced actor. Two-year minimum commercial audition experience is required.

Ongoing SCENE STUDY & TECHNIQUE with actress, Suzanne Schmidt (SONS OF ANARCHY).

KIDS COMMERCIAL CLASS taught by actor and casting associate, Doug Traer.

Session Runner for Francene Selkirk Casting, Randall Sims, often teaches the WEDNESDAY COMMERCIAL WORKOUT.

Commercial casting director, Francene Selkirk, and acting teacher, Judy Kain, discuss actor headshots. 

NOT JUST A PRETTY FACE with Tom Burke.  Our on-camera commercial class for models.  Learn how to "Book from Your Look."

Theatrical Teachers, Stacy Edwards and Suzanne Schmidt, share what they believe to be the biggest roadblocks actors face.

Ongoing ADVANCED SCENE STUDY with actress Stacy Edwards (SUPER BAD, CHICAGO HOPE) facilitates deep growth for the advanced actor.

IMPROV-A-THON with Paul Hungerford, Director of LATHEATRESPORTS.  A little snippet of our students at their Improv showcase, a performance in front of industry pros once their class is complete.

KIDS & TEENS COMMERCIAL ACTING CLASSES, taught by working actresses Nancy Linari (THE SOCIAL NETWORK) and Donna Rusch (GONE GIRL).

Drop in EVERY Thursday for THEATRICAL AUDITION TECHNIQUE at 7:30pm, taught by Stacy Edwards (SUPER BAD, CHICAGO HOPE), Ashley Crow (HEROES, THE SECRET CIRCLE), or Suzanne Schmidt (SONS OF ANARCHY).

ALL-IN-ONE HEADSHOTS PACKAGE helps you discover your most marketable types for acting. Then, nail your headshots in class with your own photo shoot and coaching.  Instructors include Tom Burke and Judy Kain.  Photographer is Kevin McIntyre and photos are taken at his studio.

THE CASTABLE ACTOR with image expert, Tom Burke.

Theatrical guest teacher, Jeff Kober (THE WALKING DEAD), discusses the importance of being present.

Industry Guests at KIRA

Actor Jack McGee (THE FIGHTER, MONEYBALL, 21) talks with KIRA students about his goal in a callback.

Casting Director Nina Kane and Talent Manager April Baker talk to Keep it Real Acting's Advanced Callback class about working with your Manager and dealing with criticism.

Talent Agent Brianne Curtis talks to parents of Keep it Real Acting's Next Step Class about how to help their child stand out at acting auditions.

Commercial Agent, Melissa Mangum, of Minc Talent Agency speaks to Keep it Real Acting's Advanced Callback Class.

Agent, Rai Flynn, of DDO Artists Agency gives industry insight in a Q&A for KIRA actors.

Q&A with talent manager, April Baker, from Stagecoach Entertainment.  The Q&A is a part of our class structure, which also includes a showcase for our industry guest and your footage being sent to major casting directors.

Director Robbie Norris talks to Keep it Real Acting's Advanced Callback class on how to impress the director during your audition. Experience the #KIRAimpact for yourself in the Advanced Callback Class.

Casting Session Director George Ketsios explains to Keep it Real Acting's Advanced Callback Class his biggest pet peeve when auditioning actors and how to avoid making that mistake. Join our Advanced Commercial Callback class to perform for industry every week!

Writer/Producer KEN HANES of RIZZOLI & ISLES partakes in a Q&A at Keep It Real Acting, sharing insights on the casting process.

Talent Agent Paula McAfee from Starcraft Talent Agency talks about the best ways to establish a good relationship with your agent.

Industry Guest, Suanne Spoke, at Keep It Real Acting Studios sharing her tips and advice for actors. SUANNE SPOKE: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0819320/

Lisa Franks, President of Weimar Pictures, speaks at our Q&A about being a team player.