Nashville earned its nickname “Music City” long before colored television, at a time when talkies were still all the rage. Its reputation as Music City has been consistently proven for over 200 years according to the Nashville Convention and Visitors Bureau, but now Nashville is making a name for itself through films, earning a spot in the top ten Film Festivals in the United States, according to Brooks Institute.
Working with aspiring actors in the region, the Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre is putting on a seminar by actor Jim Meskimen who can currently be seen on the hit TV show Impress Me on Pop TV.
“A Church of Scientology Celebrity Centre is a special place,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, Pastor of the Nashville Church of Scientology, “It’s our mission to uplift artists because they will bring about change in society. Whether it is a good change or a bad change rests entirely upon their spiritual values or lack thereof.”
On June 11th, Meskimen will present “How to Achieve Success in the Arts,” at 7pm. According to IMDB, Meskimen is an accomplished actor, improviser and voice artist whose work is well-known to TV and film audiences. He appeared on the British series Whose Line Is It Anyway? several times, and was a recurring character on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air for two seasons. He has worked with director Ron Howard on five of his films, including The Paper, Apollo 13, Edtv, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Frost/Nixon.
A professional artist, Meskimen exhibits and sells his realist oil paintings. As a designer/cartoonist, he created dozens of characters, weapons and vehicles for the original "Thundercats" animated series. He continues to dazzle audiences with his improvisational skills and appears regularly on L.A. stages. His work in stand-up comedy can be seen at jimpressions.net.
For more information on the church’s seminars to help artists, call 615-687-4600 and ask for Julie Brinker. To find out more about Jim Meskimen, visit jimmesikimen.com.