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83 minutes | Aug 29, 2019
From Savannah to Fast and Furious acting teaching with actor and acting coach Shannon Sturges
What’s the secret to world class acting? It’s just three words. Let. It. Go. On the last episode of this season we’re chatting with one of People Magazines’ 50 Most Beautiful People in the World - Shannon Sturges, actor and acting coach at Speiser/Sturges Studio. Shannon’s extensive TV and film credits include starring roles in feature films The Fate of Fast and Furious, S.W.A.T., The Shift, and Mr. Write, television movies; Wives He Forgot, with Molly Ringwald, Tornado, with Bruce Campbell, and Silent Predators, with Harry Hamlin.
38 minutes | Aug 22, 2019
Mastering the actor's process with Blake Webb, 13 Reasons Why, Criminal Minds
How does an actor prepare for an audition or a scene in a movie? On this week’s episode we learn more about the actor’s process. We continue to chat with Blake Webb, LA-based actor, originally from Phoenix, Arizona who has recently starred in 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, as well as Criminal Minds and NCIS.
43 minutes | Aug 15, 2019
Talent manager or talent agent: what’s the right choice for first-time actors with Meridith Newby, talent manager
Do you know what differences there are between what a talent manager and a talent agent do? Nah, we don’t either. That’s why on today’s episode we’re catching up with Meridith Newby, talent manager at Propel Management who represents actors who featured on top TV shows and national commercials.
50 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
5 guaranteed ways to succeed as an actor in Hollywood with Christine Horn, starring in The Good Doctor, Terminator: Dark Fate and Stuber
We’ve titled today’s episode: 5 guaranteed ways to succeed as an actor in Hollywood. But who are we kidding? There’s no such thing as a sure thing in Hollywood. That doesn’t mean you can’t improve your chances. Our guest Christine Horn actor and life coach for actors shares her secrets with us. In the last 3 years, Christine starred in 25 TV productions including The Good Doctor, Bosch and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and can be soon seen in Terminator Dark Fate.
50 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
Filmmaking 101: how to write and produce an award winning documentary with David Swift, writer and documentary filmmaker
Preparing this week’s episode has been a joy. That’s because we got to watch Beers of Joy, an award winning documentary which examines the history, science and unique personalities of the beer world. David Swift who wrote and directed the movie talks to us about what it takes to film across multiple locations in Europe and to secure a distribution deal in a crowded documentary market. He also talks about beer.
61 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
When acting is just not enough with Meredith Riley Stewart, Devious Maids actress
Making it big in Hollywood is a goal for many, but being a working actor is a dream for most actors who’ve just begun their careers. On today’s episode, we’re chatting with actress Meredith Riley Stewart about how you can improve your chances of succeeding by creating and producing your own content.
37 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Commercial acting 101: how to get your commercial agent in Hollywood with Blake Viglione, commercial agent at Aqua Talent
Acting in commercials can be very lucrative for actors. How do you navigate the world of commercials, and more importantly who are the people who can help you book them? This week we’re talking to Blake Viglione, a commercial agent at Aqua Talent who has the answers.
41 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
From the Golden Girls to McDonald’s spokesperson with award winning actress Deena Freeman on her theatrical and commercial acting journey
Can you have both: a sustainable acting career in TV and success in commercials spanning two decades? Yes, you can, according to this week’s guest, award winning actress Deena Freeman. But only if you’re willing to put the work in.
55 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
Editing 101: making or breaking a movie with Emmy-nominated picture editor and sound designer, Dave Eichhorn
Bad picture and sound can break a good movie. On this week’s episode we’re chatting to Dave Eichhorn, the picture, sound and foley editor, with 11 Emmy nominations, who’s worked on 100s of TV and movie productions including The Wedding Singer, JAG and Grey’s Anatomy on how editors and directors work together to bring you the movie magic.
50 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
Confessions of a background actor with Walt Keller, an extra on Big Little Lies, Westworld and SWAT
You will find them in every movie and TV show. No speaking lines, blending into the background. They are - the extras. Our guest this week is Walt Keller who acted as a background actor in 100s of productions including Westworld, SWAT, Big Little Lies and all the movies he’s not allowed to even mention. Walt also shares his biggest acting secret - how to get that precious SAG-AFTRA union card if you're an aspiring actor.
33 minutes | Jun 18, 2019
Making your first movie in Hollywood with film director Elizabeth Blake-Thomas
So you want to make a movie in Hollywood? It can be easier than you think. On this week’s episode, we chat to Elizabeth Blake-Thomas, an award winning director who directed and produced 8 movies in a space of 3 years.
47 minutes | Jun 11, 2019
Becoming a TV guest star in Hollywood with Blake Webb, actor, Criminal Minds
Have you ever wondered what it takes to guest star on a popular TV show? We have the answers for you. This week we talk to Blake Webb, LA-based actor, originally from Phoenix, Arizona who starred in some of the longest running TV series such as Criminal Minds and NCIS.
38 minutes | Jan 24, 2019
Wine blending trending: Michael Keller on building an in-city winery with a difference
Co-founder of The Blending Lab on bringing wine blending tastings from Argentina to LA while keeping a full time job.
35 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
The cult drink celebrities follow: Zak Normandin on creating a brand new kind of beverage company
Founder of Dirty Lemon on harnessing the power of Instagram, new delivery models and the impending dawn of experiential marketing.
35 minutes | Nov 19, 2018
Leaving East LA riots for digital Hollywood: Robert Cuadra on building one of LA’s top digital agency by word of mouth alone
Robert Cuadra, co-founder of Diamond on building a career in tech after dropping out of high school, American Idol and why you should never listen to the negativity around you.
34 minutes | Nov 7, 2018
Don’t call it Uber for kids: Joanna McFarland on helping kids get where they need to be
Joanna McFarland, co-founder and CEO of HopSkipDrive on what it means to give kids access to opportunity through mobility, dating co-founders, and building a business out of sheer necessity.
49 minutes | Oct 25, 2018
From selling textbooks to funding LA startups: TX Zhuo on his human approach to investing
TX Zhuo, founder of Fika Ventures on how a family debt started his entrepreneur journey, empathy for founders and the most interesting LA startups.
32 minutes | Sep 13, 2018
Turning internet fame into millions: Erica Easley on how she turned a pair of Obama socks into a successful business
Erica Easley, founder of Gumball Poodle on building a million dollar sock empire, the importance of perseverance, and why LA style trumps all.
20 minutes | Sep 6, 2018
Betting against the trend: Grant Miller on building a software company that goes against the norm
Grant Miller, founder of Replicated on how he went from working in public relations to founding a software company, the importance of thinking less and doing more, and why you really should love what you do if you're running a startup.
31 minutes | Aug 30, 2018
From arts & crafts to cybersecurity: Andrew Peterson on how Etsy inspired his startup
Andrew Peterson, founder of Signal Sciences, on why he left Google for Africa, his ‘Founder’s Dilemma’ book club and why LA is better than the Bay Area to build your startup.
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