“Barbara, Ray and Karen are legends in Hollywood and a huge gift to Atlanta. Their experience is a treasure and beyond valuable. Barbara and Karen as Casting Directors/Producers and Ray as a Director all know how to work with actors and know what is expected from the audition to the booking. They are caring, honest, have great integrity and walk in excellence. Our client has been training with the Divisek’s and has just arrived in LA. He hit the ground running in commercials and Film and TV in his first weeks. I’ve known and worked with them for over 23 years and I know they are the BEST!!”
- Cindy Osbrink at The Osbrink Agency
"Wanted to give a proper acknowledgement to Barbara, Karen and Ray at Atlanta Acting Arts. My daughter who is only 7 took one class and learned so much she booked her first commercial just a week later. The confidence she now has and the expert guidance she has received in a very short time frame will be invaluable to her future endeavors. Thanks so much!"
- Stephen Beardslee
“As a talent manager with offices in Los Angeles and Atlanta, I am thrilled that Barbara Divisek, her sister, Karen, and husband Ray Bengston, have opened up Atlanta Acting Arts in Atlanta. This team has worked with my clients in Los Angeles for over 20 years and now bring their excellence and coaching skills to Atlanta's acting community! Win Win!!”
- Eileen O’Farrell
Eileen O’Farrell Talent Management
“I want to thank you for the experience yesterday. There is nothing better then walking away from a class or workshop feeling challenged and extremely accomplished.”
– Ben Silver
“The Divisek‘s are icons in the entertainment industry. They have insider’s knowledge of the casting, directing and producing process. I recommend them to all for their insight and ability to help anyone from a newcomer to a seasoned veteran. They teach with humor and compassion. Their many years of experience in the industry speaks volumes about how respected they are.”
- Jody Alexander
Clear Talent Group
We love Atlanta Acting Arts!!! Barb, Ray, Amanda, and Karen are like family to us, and are the best in the industry!!! My 16 year old son has trained with them for over 2 years since they moved here from LA, and he has grown and developed so much as a young actor. He is learning so much from the very best folks you’ll ever meet, and I️ cannot wait to see his journey continue with them as he grows into a young adult actor. Words cannot describe how thankful we are to have found Atlanta Acting Arts, you are truly a blessing to our family and we cannot thank you enough for all you have done and continue to do for us!!!
“If you are among those fortunate enough to avail yourself of Ms. Barbara Divisek's mighty teaching abilitiy, do NOT miss such an opportunity! Ms. Divisek cast many, many commercial projects in the major market of Los Angeles when commercial casting was still in its early years. For a long time, she and her sister, partner Karen Divisek, were among the busiest and the best of the commercial casting companies. When she transitioned into teaching the fine art of auditioning for and booking commercial jobs, lots and lots of actors benefited from her expertise in knowing what advertisers want and her ability to communicate it clearly, effectively and with great warmth and humor to those in her classes. Now Atlanta is lucky to have her. Take advantage of the wonderful resource now residing among you, people!”
- Joan Messinger
Had a great time at #AtlantaActingArts today/night learning from Barbara Divisek, Ray Bengston & Karen Divisek!! Learned something tonight that I think I've been searching for and that piece I've been missing all along!! Great Class! If you're an actor/actress, I advise 1000%!!
- Acorye White
“As an agent for over 35 years I can honestly say that the Diviseks’ are by far one best of all on camera casting companies it was my joy to work with . They have one quality that is paramount in our business They Love Actors !!! They teach with love and cast with love . We miss them terribly here in LA – Atlanta you are so lucky!”
- Pat Brady
CESD Talent Agency
This is the place to go to gets the nuts-and-bolts need-to-know information about what it takes to book in this business. Barbara and Ray are the exact sort of quintessential pros who you want in your corner. They’re lovely, supportive teachers who want their students to succeed and thrive. The On Camera Class covers a wide a wide swath of exercises, but thus far, every class I’ve attended has provided the chance to get in front of the camera, get a great creative workout, and receive valuable notes that can be applied instantly and usefully. I look forward to going every week. Can’t recommend enough!
- Michael Hanson
“Learn from the best of the West who now have Atlanta on their minds and hearts. Teachers that care are truly the finest to learn from especially when their backgrounds are so outstanding. Barbara, one of the top Casting Directors in Los Angeles gives us decades of her talent, especially her eye for talent. She knows the business inside and out and has the insight and style to bring out the very best in every actor/actress. Casting from the West Coast to the East Coast along side her producing skills has made her a force in our industry. Karen, from her early days managing The Actors Studio, has gathered more information on the art of acting then the average acting coach. Her talent makes her a perfect storm when it comes to both casting and coaching talent. Karen teaches in a style which is an eye opener for any actor/actress. She will guide you in how to breath life into a character through her technique. Ray is the Jack of ALL Trades and Master of them ALL! Being a director and acting coach, he knows what the producers and casting are looking for . Don't even get me started on his improv skills, which he gladly shares with us all.”
- Roger Reinhart and Gisela Shiffer
I've been using their service for 18 months now, Mrs Barbara and Mr Ray are amazing coaches that will lead you to success with plenty experience from Los Angeles market. I highly recommend attending their on going classes and workshops.
“I cannot stress enough what truly great people Barbara and Ray are. My best testimony is that as a Talent Agent in LA, I always referred my clients to them. Atlanta you have gained an amazing, talented and genuinely kind duo! Best wishes for the great success you both deserve!”
- Kris Murrell
I am so incredibly happy that my son's agent referred us here!! They are amazing! I love that he feels comfortable with them and it he can relax to film his scenes. They have so much knowledge about the industry and we will be using them over and over!
“Incredible coaches, teachers and inspiration, as well as being two of the most wonderful people in the world. Cannot recommend them highly enough. Our loss in L.A. is Atlanta's gain!!”
- Colleen McDonnell
“You guys! Thank you so much for teaching such an awesome class at the SAG-AFTRA conservatory! I had so much FUN! Atlanta is lucky to have you.”
– April Billingsley
"Divisek Casting has provided us with the best by far in video taped auditions and coaching for the camera. No one else has come close. Barbara and Karen Divisek's vast experience in casting over the years, combined with Ray Bengston's natural ease of direction is unparalleled in our industry”.
- Tory Christopher at Tory Christopher Group