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Professional training classes in scene study, cold reading, audition technique, on-camera training, character tools, script breakdown and improvisation, with an emphasis on individual attention. Classes range from beginners to masters. Also the popular Cold Reading Weekend Intensive and Essence Weekend Intensive.

The Book

In Kimberly’s book, Acting With Impact, Jentzen created nine Power Tools to help actors own a process that is efficient and gets results on the job. Each Power Tool is a finely-tuned, streamlined acting technique designed to tap into the truth and deliver inspired performances.


An award-winning writer/director, Kimberly won a Best Direction Award from Actor’s Film Festival, Best Short and Audience Favorite from Louisville International Film Festival, Best Short and Audience Award from New York Independent Film Festival, and a Finalist Award from The New York Festivals. Kimberly has also directed and developed over a dozen plays in Los Angeles.


Powerful instructional videos from Kimberly’s classes workshops, and appearances, as well as trailers of Kimberly’s directing work. This is a treasure trove of information for working actors, newcomers to the Jentzen Technique, and those looking for a sample of Kimberly’s work.

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Laurels - Awards won by Kimberly Jentzen as a coach and filmmaker

''I can honestly say that without Kimberly, I would not only not be the same actor, but I wouldn’t be the same person. Every time I’ve done a scene with Kimberly, no matter how many times I’ve done it or felt I “got it right,” I’ve discovered something new.''

Aubrey Peeples

Aubrey Peeples

''Within her classroom she creates an atmosphere of collaboration and free-spirited energy. It is an environment of judgment-free discovery. Kimberly provides actors with personally handcrafted Power Tools designed to mold the character and sculpt the scene. I worked with Kimberly before shooting a feature and she really helped me discover my character.''

Devon Graye

''Kimberly understands each individual actor, so that our work is tailored in our own personal direction. Kimberly absorbs what will propel each of us to that next level, then helps us zero in on those issues and conquer them.''

Matthew Alan
Murder in the First

''The work in class can’t help but spill over, empowering all areas of your life. In a business that can be challenging at times her work transforms your mindset for success. I wish I found her right when I moved to Hollywood!''

Heather Roop
All My Children

''After doing the intensive along with reading her book Acting With Impact I finally felt I had a technique that I could easily understand, connect with, and apply to whatever role or script I was working on. Studying with Kimberly has led me to book many lead roles in TV and film If you are for looking for an acting coach that’s really going to get you to connect to the work and achieve the acting goals you want then look no further!''

Brienne La Flair
Masters of Sex

''Immediately after I started working with Kimberly, I utilized one of her techniques in an audition – and booked it! Kimberly offers an environment where you are free to fly. Always emphasizing exploration, risk taking, and of course, fun, Kimberly allows the actor to shine.''

Kayla Mae Maloney
The Glades

Anne Frank Meets God

I'm so excited to share this film with the world - it's coming soon... Millions read her Diary... yet she never knew the impact her private thoughts would have on the world. With an exquisite performance by Aubrey Peeples (Nashville, Jem and the Holograms), the period...

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