CSA (Creative Studios of Atlanta) provides actors and voice over artists with professional level training that allows students to advance from all levels – beginner to professional.
CSA students train with Mr. Ken & other experienced guest instructors who are working industry professionals; who also have a passion for teaching. These learning opportunities with top-level casting directors, producers, directors, agents, and actors in the film, television, and voice over industry give you the most valuable and comprehensive training available in Atlanta.
In addition to acting, Mr. Ken teaches “kids of all ages” how to be comfortable being uncomfortable. He helps actors develop strong, dependable, healthy & lasting relationships with their peers.
Mr. Ken believes in the power of positive thinking and his critiques focus on what actors do well, and what they can improve on. These critiques are honest and uplifting and the positive feedback helps actors reinforce their strengths, while naturally correcting bad habits and behaviors as students focus more on what they are doing right; allowing actors and their careers to soar to new heights.
At CSA we don’t want to put anyone into a box. We want every actor who walks through our doors to be the best actor & person they are, in their own unique way. Mr Ken does not tell actors what they should or should not do; instead he helps them discover what they are capable of. At CSA we foster independence, confidence, self-awareness and the ability to be a responsible risk-taker.
Working predominantly with kids, we know that not everyone who trains with us will continue to act their whole life, so our students will learn life skills they can apply to any field they choose to go into with a focus on acting. Past young students who have not chosen to continue their acting career have gone on to be very successful in chess, debate, public speaking, school leadership and other varied interests; and their parents have shared with us that they attribute the ease in which success was possible for their children was due to the self awareness and confidence that was reinforced or gained from learning acting with Mr. Ken.
At CSA we know working the entertainment industry is invigorating. It can also be scary. With that in mind, we have created an acting home for people who want to get serious about working in the industry. We built our school in a converted residence because it is important that our actors can walk in the door and feel like they have arrived at their home-away-from-home. We have a kitchen you can use to prepare your meals if you don’t have time between work or school. We have a spacious back yard that doubles as our back lot that you can relax in before or after class. We have comfy wicker furniture on our porch that you & your classmates can lounge in during breaks, and our back deck also serves as an amphitheater & outdoor classroom.
The programs, classes and master level workshops at CSA allow actors and voice over artists to advance from all levels – beginner to professional – while training with experienced instructors who are working industry professionals. These learning opportunities with top-level casting directors, producers, directors, agents, and actors in the film, television, and voice over industry give you the most valuable and comprehensive training available in Atlanta. Classes can be taken at our converted residence in downtown old Alpharetta, at the Goat Farm in Atlanta, or at AWP (Atlanta Workshop Players) on Holcomb Bridge aprox 4 miles off 400.
Ken Feinberg, the founder and CEO of CSA, calls upon a productive three-dimensional career that embodies directing, casting and performing. For over 25 years Feinberg has been directing, writing, producing and acting in award-winning films, hit television series and major theater projects in Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. Feinberg now passes his knowledge and experience on to students through a diverse curriculum covering acting, directing, and screenwriting at CSA. He established The CSA Film Academy for Young Actors, a highly selective, 9-month intensive program to mentor talented young actors and their parents for professional careers in the industry. Many of Feinberg’s students have starred in feature films, series regulars on television, commercials, voice over, print, billboards and even Broadway.