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The Heart Of Show Business With Alexia Melocchi
27 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
My Hollywood Journey
It all started with a Diary entry at age 14, where it said: BIGGEST DREAM- TO GO TO AMERICA FOREVER.Dreams do come true. In my first solo episode, get to know me and hear my journey about moving to America to pursue my show business dreams and the synchronicities and mindset that paved the way.⠀⠀LET'S CONNECT:LinkedinIMDBInstagramWork with me Merch Store
26 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Framing the Picture with Akis Kostantakopoulos
My special guest today is Harvard graduate cinematographer Akis Kostantakopoulos. Akis has lensed more than 25 films and over 100 scripted and unscripted projects, spanning 20 states, eight countries, and 30 cities. He's a graduate of the American Film Institute. One of his most recent credits is Running from Grace, starring Matt Dillon, and Jim Caviezel. We discuss how he chooses the projects he gets behind, working during the pandemic, on set etiquette, and his advice on always saying yes to jobs when starting out in the Entertainment Industry.Connect with Akis Kostantakopoulos:WebsiteIMDbLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | Dec 1, 2020
Breaking into acting with Kelsey Deanne
The heart of show business is getting to know the people that are pursuing a career in the world of arts, it doesn't matter if they're A listers or if they're up and coming. In this episode I talk with a gorgeous Texan girl, Kelsey Deanne, who I had the pleasure of meeting when she interviewed me during Scott's week on her podcast, Kelsey studied at Rada, which is the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, Tisch University and the Beverly Hills playhouse. She is also an accomplished concert pianist. .My birthday twin and I chat on how she got the acting bug, viewing acting as a creation, and spreading the message of body positive when going to auditions. She believes strong is the new sexy and has the talent and integrity to boot. And of course, we discuss about her involvement with the celebrated Scots Week and how playing the piano helps her stay centered.Connect with Kelsey Deann:InstagramIMDbScotweekLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Inside the World of a Literary Manager with Leslie Conliffe
What if you could get INSIDE THE MIND of a successful literary manager?Are you curious to find out about the journey to get represented In Hollywood?Here is your chance! In this episode I chat with Leslie Conliffe, a Literary Manager who is a Partner at Intellectual Property Group in Los Angeles where she represents television and motion picture writers, directors and authors. Her clients have worked on such television series as Empire, Spartacus, The Leftovers, Orange is the New Black and Black Lightning and written films such as Eddie The Eagle, Precious, Stepmom, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Real Women Have Curves. IPG’s library includes Pulitzer Prize and bestselling authors such as Richard Russo, James Ellroy, and their authors' books have been adapted into such projects as Big Little Lies, BlacKkKlansman, The Life of Pi, The Wolf of Wall Street and Million Dollar Baby. Follow this inspiring conversation as we discuss:How Leslie became an Agent, then a Manager and Producer.The learning curve of an Agent and how it helps relationship building.What catches Leslie’s attentionThe differences between a manager and producerThe story of how Eddie and The Eagle got made.Seeing her client win an Oscar for Precious.Championing diversity before it was a thing.Why it is important to be nice to Assistants.And so much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Making Conscious Content with Emmanuel Itier
In this episode, we talk about making conscious content for a better world. Emmanuel is an experienced feature film producer and documentary filmmaker. A regular at all the major Film Festivals and Conventions, Emmanuel scouts for films for French distributors. We sit in line watching films together and talking about what's good and what's not for our clients. Of course, he has a ton of film credits. But I do want to speak about his documentary work because it's so meaningful and so needed today. I was involved in his Peace documentary THE INVOCATION narrated by Sharon Stone and starring Desmond Tutu, the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra, as well as many other worldwide peace activists. I got a little special thanks credit on that film, because I brought in some actors, and I brought in some really great spiritual leaders that contributed to the documentary. He's also on the board of the Santa Barbara Film Festival for a decade. During a spirited conversation, we opened the lid to the world of documentary production and the challenges of making content for a purpose and not for capital gain. Some highlights: Our actions need to speak for us more than our talks.Why Emmanuel started making documentaries.The distribution and growing popularity of docs today.Working with actress Sharon Stone.Having faith in what you believe in and how faith helps us to keep going.Meeting Desmond Tutu.And so much more! Connect with Emmanuel Itier:IMDbWebsiteInstagramWorld Peace ConferenceLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
Charles And Vlas Parlapanides On Writing Commercial Screenplays
CHARLES AND VLAS PARLAPANIDES ON WRITING ANIME FOR NETFLIX, AND THE AMALGAMATION OF CHARACTER AND ACTION IN IMPACTFUL STORYTELLING. Charles and Vlas Parlapanides are a true family business and a tight writing and producing unit. Not only they are siblings, but they are a successful writing team that has deals at Universal Pictures Warner Brothers Columbia, Paramount Pictures and Netflix. The first produced studio film Immortals open a number one in the worldwide box office, both domestic and foreign and earned over 250 million dollars globally. I get to talk to them just as their Anime series premieres this week, “ Blood of Zeus, aka gods and heroes” on Netflix. In this honest, engaging and incredibly insightful conversation we speak about our Greek roots, the discipline of writing, finding the commercial elements of a script , the power of a family bond, and how Arthur Miller wrote the first act of Death of a Salesman while building a shed.Special Highlights:How features are beholden to the director while television is the writer’s playground.The importance of being open to notes.What makes a script a commercial property.How the story of the movie IMMMORTALS came about.How their knowledge of Greek Mythology helped the making of BLOOD OF ZEUS Why it is important to get an executive to truly champion your writing.Connect with Charles and Vlas: NetflixFacebookInstagramCharles ImdbVlas ImdbLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Oct 6, 2020
The Power of Yes with Gary Quinn
Have you ever had things magically come together in your artistic endeavors? Most of the time, though we call it magic, it’s actually happening in moments where LIFE says YES to our dreams and our needs.But is this luck, serendipity or do we magnetize it?My special very special guest today is Gary Quinn. Gary Quinn is an international motivational speaker, life coach, strategist, educator and best- selling author. Several of his recent books that become bestsellers in the self- help categories, and are acknowledged as essential tools for those seeking to improve their lives, business and relationships. Gary was also seen in the inspirational documentary the Invocation, narrated by Sharon Stone from filmmaker Emmanuel Itier.We discuss about the power of mission statement, getting published, meeting Roberto Benigni, and his passion for all things Italy.The need to transform ourselves- going from an Olympic hopeful to being invited on the Paramount Lot and making a mission statement to become a published author(2:28). The concept behind THE YES FREQUENCY BOOK and its connection to Jim Carrey (18:40)The importance of having a purpose (22:38).How money is energy (26:28) and how to choose your next project based on how it makes you feel.A daily practice to expand our hearts and connection to others (27:59)Appreciating those who help you on the way up (33.20)How anybody can be a "manifester" (35:10)Connect with Gary: WebsiteInstagramPodcastLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagram FacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
32 minutes | Sep 22, 2020
How to Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence with Lane Shefter Bishop
Ever wonder what the creative process looks like to create a movie based on a book? In this episode, I talk with Lane Shefter Bishop, a multi-award-winning producer and director. She’s produced feature films including The Duff and Assassination Games, TV series, and more. Many of her works in film were inspired by or based on books, giving her a unique perspective on how stories are told through both written text and film. Throughout our conversation, Lane shares the behind-the-scenes story of what inspired her book Sell Your Story in a Single Sentence: Advice From the Front Lines of Hollywood and why she feels it’s essential to sell your story in a single sentence. She also shares her perspective on how different directing is from producing, how to work with an author on a book-to-movie project, and what inspires her to keep driving forward. Tune in to learn more about how to get the attention of directors and producers and sell your story in a single sentence. In This Episode You Will Learn: How I met Lane Shefter Bishop. (3:13)The pros and cons of producing and directing. (6:03)The importance of being able to sell your writing in a single sentence. (9:51)The story behind creating The Duff. (18:16)How Lane involves the author in the creation of the movie based on their book. (24:00)How Lane inspires herself to continue putting out great work. (26:14)Connect with Lane Shefter Bishop: WebsiteSell Your Story in A Single Sentence by Lane Shefter BishopFacebookLet’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
37 minutes | Sep 8, 2020
The Reality Check of Actors During the COVID-19 Pandemic - Another Conversation with Actress Maeve Quinlan
How do actors cope when all productions are put on hold? When loved ones are being kept at a distance, in this episode, the Hollywood veil gets lifted to give us a glimpse of the real and raw emotion of an artist.Maeve Quinlan was in my premiere episode but there was so much more to share about how we all cope when our natural desire to be close is being put to the test and how to keep creating and working on our dreams even when all appears to be hopeless.In this episode, I have a freestyle conversation with Maeve Quinlan that will bring a smile to your face. She is a critically acclaimed Irish American actress, starring in over 40 features films, television series, and movies. She works with actors on all levels, both alongside them in front of the camera and from the producer’s point of view. Right here, Maeve talks about the reality of working as an actress: what “Hollywood types” are really like, why she nearly gave up on acting, and how she decided to stick with it. Going deeper, we continue on to have a really moving conversation about what Maeve ’s experience is like amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, especially when it comes to visiting her mother in a nursing home. In This Episode You Will Learn: Why the myth of the “fake” Hollywood types just isn’t true. (4:05)Why Maeve nearly gave up acting and how Jon Lovitz inspired her to keep going. (8:59)How The Bold and the Beautiful started production again after pausing during the pandemic. (20:29)What it was like for Maeve to see her mom, who lives in a nursing home, for the first time in months and why it caught the attention of the press. (23:16)The story of how Maeve rescued a dog for her mother. (33:37)Connect with Maeve: FacebookTwitterInstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedInResources: Bichons and Buddies See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
The Integrity of Production Design with Carlos Barbosa
Ever wonder what the job of a production designer looks like? Production design is one of the most important elements in film and TV. It sets the tone, creating an immersive world for the actors and viewers alike. In this episode, I talk with Carolos Barbosa, an extremely talented production designer who has worked on the pilot of 24 – which nominated him for an Emmy – Lost, CSI Miami, Studio 60, among many others. Carlos was born in Colombia and moved to Los Angeles to work on an architecture project, but this is also where the world of designing for the silver screen became a real possibility for his career. Throughout our conversation, Carlos shares his story of how he transitioned to architecture to production design, what it’s like to collaborate with directors and showrunners, and how he sees the future of design in the TV and film industries. Tune in to hear more about the life and career of a production designer!Some Questions I Ask: How did you go from architecture to production design? (5:41)How does it feel when your production designs get torn down after wrap? (8:35)How does the production design process start? (12:50)Have you ever been tempted to leave a project after butting heads with the director or showrunner? (18:58)What directors are you dreaming to work with right now? (24:55)What is your life and career’s mantra? (31:08)In This Episode You Will Learn: What it was like on set for the television show Aquarius. (3:38)How Carlos got his first job in production design. (5:56)How Carlos evaluates his projects and picks what to work on. (13:17)How Carlos protects the integrity of his work. (19:24)What the future of production design and augmented reality looks like. (27:18)Connect with Carlos Barbosa: WebsiteLet’s Connect! WebsiteLittle Studio Films TwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Aug 11, 2020
The Brave Heart of a Scott with Craig McGinlay
Today I’m joined by a very special guest, Craig McGinlay! Some of you may know Craig from his coveted and renowned role as Percival in ‘King Arthur: Legend of The Sword’, or from his appearances in the critically acclaimed series ‘Outlander’ and ‘Knightfall’. Having come from a background as a rugby professional player, Craig has definitely worn many hats across many different industries and has pursued his passion for acting with an amazing perspective and outlook on the craft.In this episode, we discuss the ways in which Craig has honed his skills as a performer and actively learned from the practical experience he’s gained on set, why our ego needs to be put aside in order to be successful as performers, as well as how he made his childhood dream a reality. We also get into Craig’s experience working alongside ‘Sons of Anarchy’ star, Charlie Hunnam, as well as what he’s learned from being directed by a prolific and renowned figure in the entertainment industry, Guy Ritchie.To hear more, tune in to Episode 9 of The Heart of Show Business! Some Questions I Ask:When was the moment you realised you wanted to pursue acting and transition out of coaching sports? (2:54)Had you ever travelled outside of Scotland before you became an Actor? (14:12)Have you ever had the desire to pack up and move to Hollywood, or do you prefer living in Europe? (15:55)Could you expand on the connection you have with your roots as a Scotsman & How that has tied into your acting roles? (18:41)Has there ever been a low point in your career or personal life that you’ve had to dig yourself out of? (21:18)Where do you see yourself ten years from now? (29:55)What is the number one thing that you use to get yourself into a strong headspace? (31:25)In This Episode You Will Learn:Working with Guy Ritchie and soccer legend David Beckham and the trajectory towards pursuing acting full time (3:26)Craig’s experience filming in Bollywood & why he fell in love with the culture on set (8:40)The opportunities Craig has been offered during lockdown as a Producer & How the pandemic has affected his most recent projects (9:56)How having practical experience on film and TV sets has taught Craig so much about the industry and enriched his knowledge in other aspects of the creative process (11:08)The effect that the film ‘Braveheart’ had on me personally and my involvement in the upcoming Television Series (17:49)How Craig has actively worked to hone his skills as an Actor (23:12)Why our ego needs to be put aside in order to be successful in this industry & Craig’s advice for aspiring performers (26:31)Let’s Connect!Alexia Melocchi - WebsiteLittle Studio Films - WebsiteTwitterInstagramFacebookLinkedInConnect With Craig McGinlay:Instagram
41 minutes | Jul 28, 2020
How to Find Your Inner Idol with Jonathan George
What does it mean to be a true Rockstar?It might be different than you think. It’s not about being able to perform like Christina Aguilera or Michael Jackson, but rather it’s about your presence, confidence, and personal branding. Essentially, it’s a mix of supreme confidence in who you are in totality and knowing what your brand is all about. In this episode, I talk with Jonathan George, also known as The Human Hitmaker. As the CEO of JG Entertainment, he has spent the past 20 years developing, branding, and launching Rockstar personal brands for celebrities, entrepreneurs, and influencers. He is an exceptional individual who shows up powerfully and authentically as himself.Throughout our conversation, Jonathan shares his journey thus far: from performing in church to getting his first recording contract, and what happened when he was “outed” as gay twenty years ago. He shares the story behind the evolution of his mindset and his strategies for becoming a true star. Tune in to hear more about Jonathan’s career and how embracing yourself leads to true, lasting confidence. Some Questions I Ask: Tell me about your life and how you evolved from singing to creating an impact. (3:59)When you take on a new client, how do you zone in on what they need to become rock stars in their own lives? (10:01)Did you ever feel like everything was lost? (27:03)What new ventures are you embarking on? (34:45)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How being gay affected Jonathan’s early career as a singer. (5:31)Why getting clear on what you want and your values are key to achieving success. (10:29)How Jonathan helps his clients conquer impostor syndrome. (16:57)How embracing your authenticity leads to confidence. (24:17)How Jonathan broke through his fear of judgment and stepped into his power. (27:46)Connect with Jonathan George: WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedinYouTube See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Jul 14, 2020
What Story Will You Tell? With Pitof Comar
What did you dream about doing with your life as a child? For Pitof Comar, his dream was to tell a story and provide an immersive experience for others. He started his career as a photographer, assistant director, and editor for films back in 1976, before branching out into musical scoring and graphic design for TV, music videos, and commercials. Then, in 2003, Pitof made his studio movie debut: Catwoman, a Warner Bros film starring Halle Berry and Sharon Stone. Now, he’s pivoted his idea of what “immersive storytelling” really looks like: multi-media virtual reality content. Throughout our conversation, Pitof shares with me the rollercoaster ride of directing his studio movie, what challenges he overcame, and how the story of that film developed over time. He also shares insights into how the filmmaking business has changed over time as audiences change their viewing habits, and why virtual reality is the future of storytelling. Tune in to hear more about Pitof’s journey and how the film industry has changed over time. Some Questions I Ask: What was it like to get the call to direct Catwoman? (4:12)What challenges does working on a studio movie present versus an independent film? (12:14)Tell me about your pivot to virtual reality. (24:11)What advice would you give to an aspiring film director? (40:41)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Pitof used martial arts to depict a feline in a human body when working on Catwoman. (4:32)How Halle Berry was cast in Catwoman. (10:48)How the story behind Catwoman evolved over time. (12:28)How the nature of film entertainment has changed. (24:56)How virtual reality affects the brain’s perceptions. (38:04)Connect with Pitof: FacebookInstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
28 minutes | Jun 30, 2020
The Voice Within with Athena Andreadis
When was the last time you called home? No, I don’t mean calling your parents’ house or checking in with loved ones. When was the last time you give yourself space to check in with yourself? For Grammy voter Athena Andreadis, checking in with herself is an essential daily practice. Athena, born in London to Greek parents, is a rare diamond with a blessed voice and songs filled with emotion, stories, and heart. Personally, I think she could very well be the next Janis Joplin with a country and faith vibe. Throughout my conversation with Athena, she shares her story to becoming a songwriter and what is the theme behind her new just released album, OUTSIDE OF TIME, how she made it onto the radio, and what meditation practices she uses to express herself in her writing. She also tells the story of how she received her calling to move to Los Angeles, how she builds her confidence, and why she strives to experience true authenticity in her work. Tune in to hear more about Athena’s path to success within the music industry!Some Questions I Ask: How did you get inspired to become an artist? (4:07)What was your journey to getting signed to a record label like? (5:29)How have your lyrics changed through your life changes? (14:23)What’s the meaning behind the lyrics of the song “I Am Waiting?” (18:45)What keeps you grounded and motivated? (22:04)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Athena’s first demo got noticed. (5:53)How Athena uses her spiritual practices to build her confidence and skills. (12:50)How Athena’s songwriting process has transformed over time. (15:20)What pushed Athena to move across the world to LA. (17:04)How Athena uses mindfulness meditation to get to know herself. (22:19)Resources: WebsiteFacebookInstagramYouTubeSpotifyiTunes See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
27 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
We’re All Hungry for Good Content with Jay Hix Jones
Are you hungry for some quality content? The entertainment world is full of content that provides space for consumers to zone out and forget about their own world as they dive into their television. But these times are changing, and more and more people are seeking out content that will educate and inspire them to make the world a better place. On this episode, I talk with Jay Hix Jones, an accomplished producer and writer of unscripted television who has experience working on shows such as Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Hoarders, just to name a couple. Now, he’s preparing to embark on the journey of moving from behind the camera to center stage. Throughout our conversation, Jay vulnerably shares his experiences working on shows that are simultaneously heart-wrenching and heart-warming, and how his relationship with Christ has inspired him to keep pursuing this meaningful work. He also shares his experience of helping his daughter through cancer treatments, how that has affected his work, and what the future holds for him. Tune in to hear more about Jay’s incredible journey and how his spiritual journey has supported his life and career thus far. Some Questions I Ask: How did your dream to work in Hollywood begin? (3:25)How did you hold yourself together while your daughter was going through cancer treatments? (11:55)What does Hungry Fish stand for? (16:56)How do you use the power of prayer to influence your mindset? (18:20)What’s next for you as a content creator? (20:36)In This Episode, You Will Learn: What the story producer role for reality TV shows looks like. (5:57)How Jay connected so deeply with those featured on his TV shows. (12:53)Why Jay is so passionate about creating good content to inspire the world. (17:07)Why Jay’s daily prayer practice is so important to him. (18:38)How Jay is connected to the pirate Jean Lafitte. (23:10) Connect with Jay: Hungry Fish MediaFacebookTwitterLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
26 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
Back to Happy Days! With Don Most
Happy days are here again! Yes, we’re still largely in lockdown worldwide to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, but happier days are waiting ahead of us as the Country slowly opens back up.On this episode, I talk with Don Most: an actor, director, performer, musician, and singer. Don’s charisma and natural comedic timing made him a beloved comedian that warmed the hearts of America – starting with the role of Ralph Malph from the television series Happy Days. Since then, he’s continued working toward perfecting his craft with directing, creating music, and finding new creative outlets in quarantine. In this conversation, Don talks about his journey to Happy Days and how truly different he is personally from the character he played. He also shares about how broke casting stereotypes, his decades long friendships with his Happy Days cast mates like Ron Howard, how he fell in love with music, and what it was like for him to transition from acting to directing. Tune in to hear more about Don’s journey and how to stay creative in these times. Some Questions I Ask: What was it like to be on Happy Days? (3:50)What was it like to transition from acting to directing? (9:29)How do you stay creative during the COVID-19 pandemic? (17:32)What advice do you have for those aspiring to work in Hollywood? (20:51)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Don was able to break free from playing a specific type of character. (7:00)Why actors make great directors. (9:57)Why music will always be Don’s first love. (13:29)What Don is working on amidst COVID-19. (17:54)Resources: Viral VignettesConnect with Don Most: Website Facebook Page: MusicianFacebook Page: Public FigureTwitterInstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
29 minutes | May 19, 2020
One Shot at a Time with Jay Russell
How did you know you were destined for show business? For Jay Russell, it was his fascination for horror movies – but that’s not what he’s known for today. Jay Russell is an American film director, writer, and producer, known for his family films such as My Dog Skip and The Water Horse. He’s also directed dramatic, critically acclaimed films like Ladder 49. In this episode, Jay shares his journey to becoming a phenomenal storyteller, touching the hearts and minds of all that view his work. Jay covers everything from making home movies on his Super 8mm film to filming digitally for the big screen, and how aspiring content creators can follow their dreams. He also shares some of the best advice he’s ever been given as a filmmaker: take it all one shot at a time. Tune in to hear more about Jay’s life, career, and some of his most memorable moments on set, including working with the Oscar winner actor Joaquim Phoenix. Roll sound, and…ACTION!Some Questions I Ask: What made you want to become a director? (6:52)What was your experience like directing your first few major films? (9:50)What was it like to transition from creating family friendly films to dramatic and emotionally powerful films like Ladder 49? (13:25)What’s next for you? (22:46)How can listeners connect with you? (28:03)In this Episode, You Will Learn: Why Jay now prefers to shoot on digital over film. (3:20)What spurred Jay’s passion for film. (7:03)Similarities between directing people and animals. (10:18)Jay’s most memorable moments as a director . (17:29)Jay’s advice to aspiring content creators. (26:45)Connect with Jay Russell:InstagramTwitterLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
31 minutes | May 5, 2020
Preparing for the Big Break with Fernando Allende
Dreaming of packing everything up and moving to Hollywood? That’s exactly what Fernando Allende did. Born and raised in Mexico, he had a dream of becoming an actor. He was one of the first global teen idols, starring in Spanish language soap operas in the ‘70s, as well as hit Mexican feature films. But in the ‘80s, he took out all of his savings, uprooted his life, and headed straight for Hollywood. In this episode, Fernando shares his story: what it was like to move from Mexico to Hollywood before “inclusivity” was normalized, how he learned to adapt and prepare for his big break, and the spiritual guidance he follows every day. Tune in to learn more about Fernando’s inspiring story; you’ll walk away feeling hopeful and ready to take on the world. Roll sound, and…ACTION!Some Questions I Ask: When you moved to Hollywood, did you have any doubts about succeeding in the industry? (3:40)What is your favorite moment from your TV and film career? (6:41)How has the music business changed since you started? (12:39)How has Mexican Dynasties affected your life? (17:30)In This Episode, You Will Learn: How Fernando leveled up his acting skills to prepare for his big Hollywood break. (3:56)How Fernando navigates his life and career: through the guidance of supreme energy. (10:42)Why Mexican Dynasties is such a groundbreaking show. (17:55)Fernando’s advice for staying hopeful and positive during these times. (24:06)Connect with Fernando Allende:WebsiteFacebookInstagramTwitterLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
It’s a Performance, Not an Audition with Maeve Quinlan
Remember that feeling when you walked into your first audition? Your heart beating loudly in your chest, the jitters ramping up your energy for your performance, and the casting director watching your every move and mannerism? Your energy in this space is what will propel your career, and nobody knows that better than the one and only Maeve Quinlan. Maeve is an Irish American actress, starring in over 40 feature films, television series, and movies of the week. She’s earned critical acclaims for her depth, range, and versatility in front of the camera. Today, she joins me for a conversation that dives deep into her early experiences as an actress, what mindset shift can help you stand out amongst other actors, and how her age has affected her career so far. Tune in to learn more about Maeve’s stunning story, strategies, and how the industry works. Roll sound…ACTION!Some Questions I Ask: How did you go from pursuing athletics to acting, as a career? (5:18)How did it feel to walk into your auditions early on in your acting career? (10:11)What is it like to be a more mature actress and producer in Hollywood? (23:56)What shows are you binging while staying home in quarantine? (29:06)In This Episode, You Will Learn: What the audition process looks and feels like. (10:23)Tips for giving yourself an edge in the audition room. (14:47)Debunking the myth of the casting couch. (19:52)How ageism affected Maeve’s career in Hollywood after she turned 40. (24:06)Beauty tips to get you through the quarantine. (31:04)Connect with Maeve: FacebookTwitterInstagramLet’s Connect!WebsiteFacebookInstagramLinkedIn See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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