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Director David Rountree on Actors Working Better On Set

Director David Rountree on Actors Working Better On Set

Feature Film director David Rountree, who was listed in the Hollywood Reporter and IMDb as one of the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Hollywood directors under 40, has written, directed and produced multiple films seeing National and International theatrical releases. He is the current owner of LA Acting Studios, where actors get to train on real sets, with real cameras and get real footage.

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Agent Stacey Solodkin of Beth Stein Agency

Agent Stacey Solodkin of Beth Stein Agency

Stacy Solodkin has owned and operated BethSteinAgency for almost 25 years now. The most important thing for her has always been the integrity of the work and helping actors be the best they can be and as the company grew she has worked hard to maintain the core values that made the company successful in the first place. Actors & Talent first. Always.

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Actor PR and Marketing with Diane Foy

Actor PR and Marketing with Diane Foy

"The first thing they're gonna do is go to your socials. If you don't have much going on then next." PR & Marketing Coach Diane Foy helps unstoppable musicians and actors attract fans, media and industry so that you can book gigs and make money with...

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Casting Director Seth Caskey

Casting Director Seth Caskey

Seth Caskey has been involved with such projects as the Emmy nominated Netflix series “GLOW,” “What/If,” “Siren” and “Blood & Treasure.” He was first drawn to casting while still pursuing a career as an actor. Once given the opportunity to work on the other side of the room—he was hooked.

read more
Acting from your Instincts

Acting from your Instincts

Jo Kelly is an acting coach that has spent more than 20 years coaching award-winning actors (Owen Wilson, Brittany Allen, Caitlin Gerard, Laura Spencer, Carlos Leal) in Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York. As a director, her first film won several awards. Currently she is working on a documentary & she is developing two feature projects.

read more
Health Tips for Actors with Moniqua Plante

Health Tips for Actors with Moniqua Plante

Moniqua Plante is an actor and a Certified Health Coach, Confidence Curator, and Wellness Expert for Actors and Creative Pros. She knows all too well the crazy pressure put on actors to look a certain way or be a certain size and her mission is to help actors stop obsessing and finally feel good in their own skin, and most importantly confident AF in everything they do.

read more
Wendy Braun on Actor Inspiration

Wendy Braun on Actor Inspiration

Jumpstart your best year yet with actress (Atypical / Netflix) + Founder of ActorInspiration.com, Wendy Braun. Wendy is an accomplished actress with over 75 TV + Film credits, over 100 commercials and thousands of voiceovers. For years, she has been a guiding light in the entertainment industry as the CEO + founder of ActorInspiration.com, where her transformational tools + powerful teachings have helped thousands of actors worldwide overcome obstacles + create breakthrough success.

read more
Jay O Sanders and Zoom Plays

Jay O Sanders and Zoom Plays

Actor Jay O Sanders’ screen work ranges from big-budget to tiny independent feature films, network and streaming tv series, and most recently, two highly successful zoom-plays (“And So We Come Forth” and “What Do We Need To Talk About?”) both by Richard Nelson with whom Sanders has collaborated for many years.

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The Three Best Ring Lights for Self Tapes

The Three Best Ring Lights for Self Tapes

  Does a ring light really make everyone look good? The answer is yes! Why? The inherent circular design of the ring light makes your features “pop” while not washing you out or changing the contours of the face. The soft light also hides wrinkles and...

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Therapy for Actors with Aiko Takemura

Therapy for Actors with Aiko Takemura

Therapy has been out of reach for most actors (and honestly most people) for a very long time due to cost, time, and location. BetterHelp gets rid of those obstacles.  Use BetterHelp for free for one week and empower yourself to achieve your full potential. 

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3 Steps to Scene Study Success

3 Steps to Scene Study Success

With the acting world coming back slowly, this is a perfect time to get quiet & work on your skills before our biz gets back to 100%.  How is your scene analysis game? Do you struggle with breaking down your scripts? Do you find it difficult to connect with your...

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Colleen Kahl, President of ActorsConnection, On Diversity Funding in NY, LA & ATL.  “Be The Change You Wish To See.”

Colleen Kahl, President of ActorsConnection, On Diversity Funding in NY, LA & ATL. “Be The Change You Wish To See.”

Expanding out and into the community is the goal. Activate Your Voice is the latest initiative to find and support new voices. From now until early July, the is accepting project proposals and submissions. The top ten content creators will do a live pitch to our leadership team. ActorsConnection will back the winning project with $5000.

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5 Savings Funds Every Artist Should Have

5 Savings Funds Every Artist Should Have

Written by Brooke Benson Most of us artists are working gig to gig, paycheck to paycheck, never knowing when our next job is going to come through. So how do we move through life feeling financially secure when our lifestyle is anything but stable? Savings, baby!...

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Actor CEO 130 Josh Helman on Developing Truth as a Storyteller

Actor CEO 130 Josh Helman on Developing Truth as a Storyteller

Josh Helman might be best known for his role as William Stryker in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and its sequel, X-Men: Apocalypse. He has also appeared in the 2015 installment of the Mad Max franchise, Mad Max: Fury Road, as Slit. Josh has also appeared on a number of television series and mini-series, including recurring roles in Home and Away, The Pacific, Flesh and Bone and Wayward Pines.

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Actor CEO 127: Ditch Busy and Improve Your Productivity with Kate Erickson

Actor CEO 127: Ditch Busy and Improve Your Productivity with Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson is the engine at Entrepreneurs On Fire, an award winning podcast where John Lee Dumas interviews inspiring Entrepreneurs who are truly ON FIRE. She is also the host of the podcast Ditch Busy and co-author of The Podcast Journal: Idea to Launch in 50 Days. Learn more about the free training Kate & John have created for entrepreneurs who are ready to achieve financial and lifestyle freedom over at EOFire.com!

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ActorCEO 126: Shakespeare, the stage and the screen with Chukwudi Iwuji

ActorCEO 126: Shakespeare, the stage and the screen with Chukwudi Iwuji

CHUKWUDI IWUJI is a tremendous actor who brings power, compassion, and deep intrigue to every character. He also never stops learning and is focused on benefiting from the present moment as much as possible. 
He can currently be seen in Ava DuVernay’s limited award winning Netflix series WHEN THEY SEE US, and also plays a pivotal recurring role in Netflix series DESIGNATED SURVIVOR.

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Actor CEO 125: On Stage and Screen Intimacy Director Claire Warden

Actor CEO 125: On Stage and Screen Intimacy Director Claire Warden

Claire works as an intimacy coordinator and consultant on numerous
television productions under various studios including HBO, Hulu,
Amazon, Showtime, as well major motion picture studios such as Sony and
20th Century Fox. She is part of the collaboration team advising SAG-
AFTRA on their effort to standardize, codify and implement guidelines for
on-set intimacy coordinators.

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10 Actor Career Actions You Can Do While Stuck At Home

10 Actor Career Actions You Can Do While Stuck At Home

First things first. These are extraordinary times. It's not easy. There is a ton of uncertainty. It can make anyone feel stuck, trapped, or powerless. But, you have to focus on what you can control and be grateful for what you do have. From there, you'll have more...

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ActorCEO 124: Anthony Meindl from the Anthony Meindl Actor Workshop

ActorCEO 124: Anthony Meindl from the Anthony Meindl Actor Workshop

Anthony Meindl is an award winning writer, director, acting teacher, and founder of Anthony Meindl’s Actor Workshop, which has studios in ten cities around the world.
His latest feature film, Where We Go From Here, premiered at Outfest 2019 to a sold out theater, has won numerous festival awards, and is now out on Hulu.
He is the author of three books, including best-selling Book the F*cking Job. His memoir, You Knew When You Were Two, will be out later this spring.

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ActorCEO 122: Bust Through Your Self Sabotage with Bonnie Kelly

ActorCEO 122: Bust Through Your Self Sabotage with Bonnie Kelly

Actors are notorious for self sabotage! Whether it’s overthinking, fear of failure, or other peoples opinions we then to get too caught up in the things we can’t control while not doubling down on our own value and current successes. 

Bonnie has developed practices and techniques to break through those mental blocks and unhealthy patterns we have all developed to get us back to being our confident, brilliant and creative selves. Actors you must save this episode! 

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7 Next Level Self Tape Pro Tips

7 Next Level Self Tape Pro Tips

By R.G. This is my second cycle of an NYC pilot season. I've opted to grind away at my 10,000 hours at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.  Actor CEOs, how is your self-tape grind? Here are 7 Self-Tape Pro Tips to keep you going this pilot season. Pro Tip # 1 -...

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The PERFECT job for actors that you don’t know about!

The PERFECT job for actors that you don’t know about!

Side hustles. Whether you love it or hate it, most actors have a little something going on the side. For some, that may look like serving. For others, that may look like tutoring. For me, it’s being a mobile notary.

You know notaries. They’re the people you begrudgingly visit for a stamp on an important document. They can usually be found in a FedEx or a bank and cost anywhere from $0-$15 per signature, depending on your state. Not exactly major bucks.

But a mobile notary? That’s a whole other league of its own. I’ll tell you why…

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ActorCEO 120: Tony Estrada on Filmmaking, Anti Bullying, and Social Impact

ActorCEO 120: Tony Estrada on Filmmaking, Anti Bullying, and Social Impact

Tony Estrada’s most recent film, ¡Viva la Revolución!, is a comedy that tells the story of Dominick, a bullied fourth grader, who ignites a revolution at school to bring down the schoolyard bullies, only to become the ruthless dictator of the schoolyard himself. Coexisting with the film is a new youth outreach program, in which Estrada will be taking messages of anti-bullying and self-acceptance and tools for personal empowerment to schools across America.

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Acting Blog Additions: RG thinks ActorCEO Is Priceless

Acting Blog Additions: RG thinks ActorCEO Is Priceless

Acting Blog Additions: RG thinks ActorCEO Is Priceless Hi Actors! I'm Rhonda Gibson, aka RG, and I'm joining the Actor CEO blog to share insights, tips and resources you can use to build a sustainable career.  I don’t know if I have a “how I...

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ActorCEO 116 Stop Playing Small with Christine Horn

ActorCEO 116 Stop Playing Small with Christine Horn

In the Lion King, at the White House, or in one of her 52 film/television appearances, Christine’s resume speaks for itself. She believes that most actors play small. Their thoughts sabotage their success. And she’s on a mission to help other actors master their mindset, acting, marketing and auditions. That way, they have the career they desire and deserve.

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Prime Day List for Actors

Prime Day List for Actors

Amazon Prime Day List for Actors It’s no secret that Amazon’s Prime Day has become basically second Christmas.  I’ve been an affiliate for Amazon for a while and have seen some excellent deals really help actors over the years from self tape...

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Facebook Ads for Actors, Artists and Filmmakers

Facebook Ads for Actors, Artists and Filmmakers

Actors, artists, and filmmakers can now get massive visibility and showcase their work to a targeted audience with Facebook ads unlike any other time in history. Learn how to take your career into your own hands for the price of printing your script.

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ActorCEO 105: What is ActorsGuru?

ActorCEO 105: What is ActorsGuru?

ActorsGuru.com helps actors keep track of networking names, emails, addresses of casting and producers, organize audition notes and sides, and coordinate every last piece of data together so you always know exactly how your connected to someone or what details are most relevant

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Erika Cohn – Emmy Winning Creator of The Judge and In Football We Trust on Fundamental Filmmaking for Our Times

Erika Cohn – Emmy Winning Creator of The Judge and In Football We Trust on Fundamental Filmmaking for Our Times

Emmy Award winning filmmaker Erika Cohn is a powerful example of the incredible possibilities of women creatives telling stories that are critical, stunning, fresh, profound, and riveting. She is building the creative world she wants to operate in and her latest film, The Judge, had it’s network premiere on PBS Independent Lens and can be streamed on Amazon Video along with her Emmy Award winning film In Football We Trust. 

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Black Friday Check List for Actors

Black Friday Check List for Actors

I’ve put together a The Black Friday Checklist for Actors which greatly expands on The 7 Best Pieces of Self Tape Gear Under $20 that I’ve shared before. You may find some of the same products but this list has so much more to get you ready for the new year with professional gear, real opportunities, and cash in your pocket.

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Amazon Prime for Actors

Amazon Prime for Actors

Amazon Prime is an incredible resource for ACTORS! Order self tape gear that arrives in 24 hours with free shipping. Watch incredible videos to for research on Emmy award winning shows that you may audition for. Get a discount if your a student. What’s not to love?

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ActorCEO 99: Our Future

ActorCEO 99: Our Future

The Actor CEO Podcast is now featured in Backstage, has grown to just under 8,000 followers and has listeners all over the world. This is an incredible resource for actors that has been built and supported by actors. Thank you. Now here’s what’s next.

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ActorCEO 98: From Musicals to Film with Bret Shuford

ActorCEO 98: From Musicals to Film with Bret Shuford

Bret Shuford has dedicated his life to creating theatre and helping others do the same. He made his Broadway debut in the ensemble of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, followed by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid, and Amazing Grace. Most recently, he was seen on Broadway in Cirque du Soleil Paramour, and in the Martin Scorsese feature film The Wolf Of Wall Street.  

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Actor CEO 97: Ruby Mercado Actor, Mom and Vlogger

Actor CEO 97: Ruby Mercado Actor, Mom and Vlogger

Ruby Mercado has appeared on shows like Nickelodeon’s The Thundermans, Jane the Virgin and Scorpion.
Since moving to Los Angeles Ruby has become one of the go to “Latina Moms” and has been building a career with a solid understanding of her brand, her network, and her patience. Ruby vlogs about her life as a Hollywood mom and also hosts a podcast called Awakenings in Real Life. 

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ActorCEO 96 Heidi Dean Social Media Strategy for Actors

ActorCEO 96 Heidi Dean Social Media Strategy for Actors

Heidi Dean is the industry’s top social media expert for actors. She has helped Emmy Award-winners, Broadway stars, recording artists, directors, producers, filmmakers and actors just like you go from social media rookies into ROCKSTARS at Marketing4Actors.com where you’ll find over 100 free articles and trainings to help you rock your social media.

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ActorCEO 94: Bridget McKevitt Just Graduated – Now What?

ActorCEO 94: Bridget McKevitt Just Graduated – Now What?

Bridget McKevitt is no stranger to the transition phase after graduating from acting school. She studied at the 2 year Maggie Flanigan conservatory in New York, before going to MFA school, and began building a career as a working actor. She’s been on Person Of Interest, All My Children, the film Days And Nights, and the HBO EMMY nominated, Casting By.

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Actor CEO 90: Elizabeth Inghram Listen to Your Own Advice

Actor CEO 90: Elizabeth Inghram Listen to Your Own Advice

Elizabeth has been seen opposite Kristen Wiig in the film Girl Most Likely, the Netflix show Gypsy, Person of Interest, The Black List, Royal Pains, I Love You But I Lied, Gossip Girl. Up next, you might catch her on the upcoming AMC show Dietland and the new Ocean’s 8 film. Elizabeth is a voice actor and has done several national commercials both on-camera and behind the mic. She is also proud to be a teacher at the Terry Knickerbocker Studio!

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ActorCEO 88: Anchor

ActorCEO 88: Anchor

The Podcast will be available on Anchor.com Lot's of good things going on in the back ground! [smart_track_player url="http://traffic.libsyn.com/actorceo/ActorCEO_88_Anchor.mp3" social_gplus="false" ] Hey actors, Mike Moreno here. And I'm a bit under the...

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ActorCEO 86 Kari Nissena Actor Transformation

ActorCEO 86 Kari Nissena Actor Transformation

In this episode Kari Nissena of Actor Transformation discusses the importance of spending time on the actor’s digital and social foot print. How can you make sure your spending your money and time in the right places and not opening yourself up to social media faux pas.  As we have discussed on the show before, now is the best time to take charge of your career because you as an individual have more reach than ever.

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The 7 best acting self tape tools under 20
Acting Class for the Modern Actor Why Masterclass is Great

Director David Rountree on Actors Working Better On Set

Feature Film director David Rountree, who was listed in the Hollywood Reporter and IMDb as one of the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Hollywood directors under 40, has written, directed and produced multiple films seeing National and International theatrical releases. He is the current owner of LA Acting Studios, where actors get to train on real sets, with real cameras and get real footage.

read more

Agent Stacey Solodkin of Beth Stein Agency

Stacy Solodkin has owned and operated BethSteinAgency for almost 25 years now. The most important thing for her has always been the integrity of the work and helping actors be the best they can be and as the company grew she has worked hard to maintain the core values that made the company successful in the first place. Actors & Talent first. Always.

read more

Actor PR and Marketing with Diane Foy

"The first thing they're gonna do is go to your socials. If you don't have much going on then next." PR & Marketing Coach Diane Foy helps unstoppable musicians and actors attract fans, media and industry so that you can book gigs and make money with...

read more

Casting Director Seth Caskey

Seth Caskey has been involved with such projects as the Emmy nominated Netflix series “GLOW,” “What/If,” “Siren” and “Blood & Treasure.” He was first drawn to casting while still pursuing a career as an actor. Once given the opportunity to work on the other side of the room—he was hooked.

read more

Acting from your Instincts

Jo Kelly is an acting coach that has spent more than 20 years coaching award-winning actors (Owen Wilson, Brittany Allen, Caitlin Gerard, Laura Spencer, Carlos Leal) in Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York. As a director, her first film won several awards. Currently she is working on a documentary & she is developing two feature projects.

read more

Health Tips for Actors with Moniqua Plante

Moniqua Plante is an actor and a Certified Health Coach, Confidence Curator, and Wellness Expert for Actors and Creative Pros. She knows all too well the crazy pressure put on actors to look a certain way or be a certain size and her mission is to help actors stop obsessing and finally feel good in their own skin, and most importantly confident AF in everything they do.

read more

Wendy Braun on Actor Inspiration

Jumpstart your best year yet with actress (Atypical / Netflix) + Founder of ActorInspiration.com, Wendy Braun. Wendy is an accomplished actress with over 75 TV + Film credits, over 100 commercials and thousands of voiceovers. For years, she has been a guiding light in the entertainment industry as the CEO + founder of ActorInspiration.com, where her transformational tools + powerful teachings have helped thousands of actors worldwide overcome obstacles + create breakthrough success.

read more

Jay O Sanders and Zoom Plays

Actor Jay O Sanders’ screen work ranges from big-budget to tiny independent feature films, network and streaming tv series, and most recently, two highly successful zoom-plays (“And So We Come Forth” and “What Do We Need To Talk About?”) both by Richard Nelson with whom Sanders has collaborated for many years.

read more

The Three Best Ring Lights for Self Tapes

  Does a ring light really make everyone look good? The answer is yes! Why? The inherent circular design of the ring light makes your features “pop” while not washing you out or changing the contours of the face. The soft light also hides wrinkles and...

read more
The 7 best acting self tape tools under 20
Acting Class for the Modern Actor Why Masterclass is Great
Director David Rountree on Actors Working Better On Set

Director David Rountree on Actors Working Better On Set

Feature Film director David Rountree, who was listed in the Hollywood Reporter and IMDb as one of the Top 10 Up-and-Coming Hollywood directors under 40, has written, directed and produced multiple films seeing National and International theatrical releases. He is the current owner of LA Acting Studios, where actors get to train on real sets, with real cameras and get real footage.

Agent Stacey Solodkin of Beth Stein Agency

Agent Stacey Solodkin of Beth Stein Agency

Stacy Solodkin has owned and operated BethSteinAgency for almost 25 years now. The most important thing for her has always been the integrity of the work and helping actors be the best they can be and as the company grew she has worked hard to maintain the core values that made the company successful in the first place. Actors & Talent first. Always.

Monica Ortega on the Power of Pivoting

Monica Ortega on the Power of Pivoting

Monica Ortega actor/producer/host and author of The Power of Pivoting – How to Embrace Change and Create a Life You Love”. Her goal is to inspire others to face their fears, break out of their comfort zones, and learn to lean into the pivot.

Actor PR and Marketing with Diane Foy

Actor PR and Marketing with Diane Foy

"The first thing they're gonna do is go to your socials. If you don't have much going on then next." PR & Marketing Coach Diane Foy helps unstoppable musicians and actors attract fans, media and industry so that you can book gigs and make money with...

Casting Director Seth Caskey

Casting Director Seth Caskey

Seth Caskey has been involved with such projects as the Emmy nominated Netflix series “GLOW,” “What/If,” “Siren” and “Blood & Treasure.” He was first drawn to casting while still pursuing a career as an actor. Once given the opportunity to work on the other side of the room—he was hooked.

Casting Director Erica S Bream with Advice for Actors

Casting Director Erica S Bream with Advice for Actors

In this week’s episode I’m joined by a casting director from the Southeast, Erica S. Bream. Erica shares a ton of info on her Instagram account (@ericasbreamcast) and in this episode we dive into self tapes, improving your relationships with casting and solving that pesky slate shot once and for all.

Check it out.

Acting in Video Games with Samantha Strelitz of Red Dead Redemption 2

Acting in Video Games with Samantha Strelitz of Red Dead Redemption 2

Samantha Strelitz is known for her work as Mary Beth Gaskill in Rockstar’s blockbuster video game Red Dead Redemption II  and her roles in HBO’s Vinyl and the film DieRy. Samantha has worked extensively as an eSports host helping viewers follow the fastest rising elements of competitive gaming. 

Acting from your Instincts

Acting from your Instincts

Jo Kelly is an acting coach that has spent more than 20 years coaching award-winning actors (Owen Wilson, Brittany Allen, Caitlin Gerard, Laura Spencer, Carlos Leal) in Paris, Madrid, Zurich, Toronto, Los Angeles, and New York. As a director, her first film won several awards. Currently she is working on a documentary & she is developing two feature projects.

Health Tips for Actors with Moniqua Plante

Health Tips for Actors with Moniqua Plante

Moniqua Plante is an actor and a Certified Health Coach, Confidence Curator, and Wellness Expert for Actors and Creative Pros. She knows all too well the crazy pressure put on actors to look a certain way or be a certain size and her mission is to help actors stop obsessing and finally feel good in their own skin, and most importantly confident AF in everything they do.

Wendy Braun on Actor Inspiration

Wendy Braun on Actor Inspiration

Jumpstart your best year yet with actress (Atypical / Netflix) + Founder of ActorInspiration.com, Wendy Braun. Wendy is an accomplished actress with over 75 TV + Film credits, over 100 commercials and thousands of voiceovers. For years, she has been a guiding light in the entertainment industry as the CEO + founder of ActorInspiration.com, where her transformational tools + powerful teachings have helped thousands of actors worldwide overcome obstacles + create breakthrough success.

Jay O Sanders and Zoom Plays

Jay O Sanders and Zoom Plays

Actor Jay O Sanders’ screen work ranges from big-budget to tiny independent feature films, network and streaming tv series, and most recently, two highly successful zoom-plays (“And So We Come Forth” and “What Do We Need To Talk About?”) both by Richard Nelson with whom Sanders has collaborated for many years.

The Three Best Ring Lights for Self Tapes

The Three Best Ring Lights for Self Tapes

  Does a ring light really make everyone look good? The answer is yes! Why? The inherent circular design of the ring light makes your features “pop” while not washing you out or changing the contours of the face. The soft light also hides wrinkles and...