About ACTA

ACTA School and Agency was founded by Nick Meaney. The two entrepreneurs met at Poole Grammar School and have had wide and varied careers in different countries but always remained lifelong friends. Their partnership stems from wanting to provide a service to the community and create opportunities for the aspiring screen actor that weren't previously available.

Nick lived in France, Greece, Spain and Tenerife for a number of years and speaks Spanish and French fluently. After reaching the position of Sales and Marketing Director of Prudential International Property for Tenerife and Southern Spain, he decided to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an actor. He moved to the USA and won a place at the prestigious acting conservatory The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. Nick graduated from the AADA and won the Philip Loeb Award for Acting both in 1990 & 1991. Nick continued his studies for the next 5 years with one of Hollywood's top acting coaches Stan Roth who taught the same techniques ACTA uses to Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.

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In 1991 Nick, Max Foster and Tom Crawford formed a talent management company called Classic Talent Management. CTM continues to run and has been successful in procuring roles for it's clients in Films, TV and Commercials including Apollo 13, Pirates of the Carribean, Jerry Maguire, Catch Me if You Can, Titanic, Gone in 60 Seconds, Air Force One, Will & Grace, Scrubs, That's So Raven, CSI, Without A Trace, Malcolm In The Middle, The X-Files, IBM, McDonald's, Volvo, Fosters Beer, Microsoft.

Nick has worked with numerous stars including Kirstie Alley, Pamela Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Warren Beatty, Annette Benning, Tom Berenger, Nicolas Cage, Dean Cain, Ted Danson, Leonardo DiCaprio, Shannon Doherty, David Duchoveny, Laurence Fishburne, Kelsey Grammar, Teri Hatcher, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nick Nolte, Julia Roberts, David Schwimmer, Raven Symone, Kate Winslet.

Nick also teaches acting at the Arts University Bournemouth, is a member of British Equity, The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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