Class Announcements

Hanson Entertainment is a full service Casting Company and is not an acting or modeling school, nor is it affiliated with any such programs.  However, in an effort to provide more learning opportunities for talent in our area, as well as to provide a stronger, more well trained acting community to present to our clients, we do host master acting workshops as often as time permits.  We are not able to recommend one acting coach, school or program over another.  


As of November, 2014, we will begin offering our much sought after course, "The Actors Business Bootcamp" online for FREE!    You will find the videos on youtube.  Once you are on the youtube site, just type in "The Casting Factor Kim Swanson".  In exchange for offering this class for you for free, we would GREATLY appreciate if you will click the "Subscribe" icon for our channel.  This will help us to continue editing and uploading more terrific and helpful information for you.   For the first three videos, you may follow these links:



Previous successful classes have included:

March, 2013 - "Voice Over Training", presented by Kim Swanson and Kevin McCarthy.  Registration information will be available and posted in the near future.

Commercial Acting - taught through St. Louis Community College @ Meramec, Summer Session, 2012.  Presented by Casting Associate, Chase Sechrist. 

January, 2012  "An Act Against Hunger"  Monologue/mock audition and headshot critique opportunity.  All proceeds to benefit Operation Homefront and our military families.

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - "The Actors Business Bootcamp", presented by Kim Swanson.  To enroll, contact:  The Studio, Inc. 314-968-4881

Saturday, March 13 and Sunday March 14, 2010 - Cold Reading, with Steve Eastin (Los Angeles based actor and acting coach).  To enroll, contact:  Steve Eastin Studios, 818-980-9828

Friday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 25th, 2010 - "The Actors Business Bootcamp for Kids!" presented by Kim Swanson.  To enroll, contact:  The Studio, Inc. 314-968-4248

Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12, 2010- Cold Reading (focusing on 5 and unders) with Deborah Barylski, CSA, award winning casting director.  To enroll, contact 314-968-4248

Sunday,  July 18, 2010 - "The Actors Business Bootcamp" presented by Kim Swanson.  We are sorry and regret to say this class is already FULL, however, if you are interested in this program, we are currently creating a wait-list  of interested actors.  If you wish to be on the wait list and wish to be notified when this program is available again, please fill out this form.

Friday, July 23rd and Saturday, July 24th, 2010 - Commercial Acting Workshop with Master Acting Coach, Actor and Producer, Brian Cutler, of The Commercial Actors Studio.  To enroll, contact The Commercial Actors Studio 816-531-5454.  (Note:  A special workshop for children ages 7-15 will be offered with Brian Cutler on Saturday, July 23rd)

 NOW AVAILABLE . . . FOR FREE!!!  Due to the Actor's Business Bootcamp being such a huge success, it is now available on Youtube for all actors!  For more information on this unique training series, visit   Whether you are a seasoned actor wishing you were booking more jobs, OR, if you are brand new to the business, this is a MUST SEE seminar.  A full workbook of information, examples and bonus videos will be available, soon!

Additional workshops are to be announced.  If you would like to be on our email mailing list for future learning opportunities click here and fill out our form.