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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.

read more

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!

read more

ActorCEO 88: Anchor

The Podcast will be available on Anchor.com Lot's of good things going on in the back ground! Hey actors, Mike Moreno here. And I'm a bit under the...

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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.

read more

ActorCEO 82 Lauren Sowa Don’t Wait to Create

In 2016, she and Tim Eliot founded Form & Pressure Films to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. Well before the “inclusion rider” statement, Lauren and her company were working hard to ensure everyone with the skill was adequately represented above and below the line.

read more

Episode 81: Alveraz Ricardez An Actor’s Journey Starting Later

Alveraz Ricardez always had a passion for acting, but life tends to take many artists on detours. Having spent some time away from that passion and coming to the end of his work to obtain a law degree, Alveraz had just to take the bar exam to begin pursuing a career as an attorney at 43 years old. There was just this little voice inside that asked him to give his dream of acting one last chance before moving on. He listened.

read more

Episode 80 A Whole New World

The Actor CEO Podcast is now on Patreon.com. You can support the show you love made by actors for actors. Learn all about treating your career like a business with weekly interviews with industry pros.

read more

Episode 79: Actors Fast Track with Valorie Hubbard

Ep. 79 brings Actor’s Fast Track’s Vallorie Hubbard shared some amazing tips and actionable advice for any actor looking to commit full force. She’s got 30 years as an actress under her belt and has helped hundreds of actors refine their audition technique, business savvy, and creative planning to start BOOKING! http://actorceo.com/79

read more

Episode 78: Jamie H Jung Acting Tips and Lessons from Across the Country

Jamie H Jung is an English-American actor. He pursued Performance Studies at Queen Mary College of the University of London and continued to train for 3 years at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. Don’t miss his feature film “Monday” which is part of the Rebel Without A Crew project screening at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

read more

Episode 76: Voice Over Mastery with Tawny Platis

Tawny is a full time professional voice over talent/coach (with her editor and husband George), podcaster on The Dirty Bits Podcast on the Orbital Jigsaw Network, and marketing/business consultant in San Diego, California. During her senior year in high school, Tawny began the process of purchasing her first brick and mortar retail store. After selling the store to her management team in 2016, Tawny began her career as a voice over talent, having been a child actor in San Diego.

read more

Acting Class for the Modern Actor: Why Masterclass is Great

  **I'm thrilled that Masterclass keeps expanding their offerings from professionals in the industry. That's why ActorCEO has partnered with them and the links below may contain affiliate links that help us ensure we can provide more exceptional reviews, insight...

read more

The 7 best acting self tape tools under $20!

Here is my list of the 7 best acting self tape tools for under $20 to help you capture a great audition from wherever you happen to be. You can use just a couple to have a professional on-the-go set up, or you can add them together to build out a streamlined kit in your apartment that makes your last minute audition look and sound spectacular.

read more

Episode 67: Jeff Seymour The real Life Actor

Jeff Seymour started work as an actor in Television in 1979. In 1980 he began teaching acting. As a teacher, he’s travelled all over north America and Australia, teaching and lecturing. He wrote the highly acclaimed book on acting, The Real Life Actor. He currently has a podcast on iTunes about acting and the business.

read more

Episode 66: Alexandra Boylan Producer

Alexandra also owns Mustard Seed Entertainment whose film “Catching Faith” had a two year run on Netflix and can be found on the shelves of Wal-Mart. Her most recent film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

read more

Episode 64: Julian Silver TV Writer and Actor

Julian Silver grew up in Boston to a mother from a large Korean family and a father from a tiny Jewish family. He went to Wesleyan University to study film and psychology. After graduating, he moved to LA to pursue a career in film and television. He is currently writing for CBS’ SEAL TEAM, and will appear as a guest star on ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY in November.

read more

Episode 63: Victoria Negri

Victoria Negri is an award-winning multi-hyphenate filmmaker. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star, which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, alongside Oscar nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance will see a November 2017 theatrical release and on video on demand.

read more

Kimberly Leemans from The Walking Dead talks finding balance

Kimberly Leemans spent time doing photo shoots and working the runways as a model in NYC. Then she had the opportunity to really commit to her life as an actor and packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Since then, she’s worked on shows like Nashville and The Walking Dead, moving to different living locations while being able to submit for auditions thanks in large part do to the opportunities provided by self submissions and the shift in the industry that is now taking those tapes much more seriously. It has become a lifestyle for many who consider themselves “digital nomads.”

read more

Episode 61: Rish Mitra

Rish comes from an engineering background but has decided to follow his passion of acting. He is taking somewhat of a non-traditional path with workshop classes and studying filmmaking through an online course.

read more

Episode 60: Mary Dallas

Mary Dallas is a Greek actress from Chicago who decided to move out to Southern California and pursue her dream of creating an acting career for herself at the age of 48. This is certainly not your typical story of starting out in Hollywood, but Mary has put in the work to courageously learn all she can about her craft, and take no prisoners when it comes to hustling auditions.

read more

Episode 59: Reynaldo Piniella

Reynaldo Piniella is an actor who was born and raised in NYC. He knew he wanted to be an actor early on and auditioned for BFA school. Twice. Sadly, both times he was not given the opportunity to join a degree program, but that did not stop him. If there is one thing that inspired me out of our interview it was Reynaldo’s unwavering commitment and focus on becoming an actor.

read more

ActorCEO 57 Audrey Walters

Audrey is an actress and entrepreneur. As a self-proclaimed “gypsy actress” not bound by a physical location she has representation in multiple markets and travels coast to coast.

read more

Episode 56: Brian McCulley Casting Director

Brian McCulley has been working in this industry as a director, producer, writer and casting director for over 20 years. He’s seen projects from every side and knows how actors fit into that mix on a deep level.

read more

Episode 55: Paten Hughes Tomato farmer and Creator of Heirloom The Series

Paten Hughes lives an ambitious creative life. She is committed to working and auditioning in both New York and Los Angeles. Now add on top of that that she has also taken on the responsibility of growing her own tomatoes at a professional level that she sells to local restaurants and grocers. A passion for plants that has now grown into one of the most delicious side hustles I’ve ever heard of has also become the subject of her web series Heirloom on Vimeo.

read more

Episode 54: Molly Mahoney The Prepared Performer

Molly Mahoney and myself both went to Chapman University and earned our BFAs in performance. As most actors know, once you start working on making your living as an actor you realize that having other sources of income help level out the times when you’re not making money being the amazing artist you are. Many of us end up working flexible jobs like waiting tables, temp jobs, or babysitting.

Molly aimed to change that paradigm for herself. She found that when she shared her skills on social media, so many people outside of the industry loved her confidence in front of the camera and an audience and wanted to capture that same confidence for themselves. Any good performer knows to say yes to opportunities, so she did – and she’s built a thriving business from there.

read more

ActorCEO 52: A Year of an Acting Business Podcast with Mike Moreno

I’ve decided to take it up a notch and create a space for not only the listeners of the podcast, but the acting community as a whole. As of this broadcast I’m launching the Acting Business Mastery Facebook Group. This will be a closed group where listeners to the show, actor friends that you invite and more of our peers can come together and work as a community build the
acting business that best suits your and become the entrepreneur that you can be. There’s gunna be lots of resources, interviews with some of my guests, exclusive Q & A’s, I’ll be going live in the group a lot to talk about some of the latest developments in the entertainment marketplace and also really to help motivate you guys to stay committed to making this career your own and being in control of your own work.

read more

Episode 51: Dewey Moss Producing Theater

Producer Dewey Moss jumped on the podcast in the middle of his Off Broadway run of the critically acclaimed and award winning The Crusade of Connor Stephens​ to talk about what it takes to be a professional theater producer. His experience as a writer and director of both film and theater gave him the creative experience of knowing how to create projects, but there is a whole other side to getting the funding in place to build these projects out to their full potential and ensure they get the exposure and life they deserve.

read more

Episode 50: Alex Spieth and Blank My Life

It’s one thing to create your own work to give yourself opportunities you’re currently not getting in the casting offices. It is a whole other thing to be devoting yourself to creating work and telling stories because you feel those voices need to be heard, and you want to see those underrepresented stories become part of the mainstream conversation.

read more

Episode 49: Miriam Hyman AKA Robyn Hood

Miriam Hyman is a force to be reckoned with. Her determination and passion for acting and music is infectious. Her poetry is clever and inspiring. Her ability to run with two different careers at the same time seems impossible, yet she’s killing it. So take a moment to get to know the woman behind such creative commitment.

read more

Episode 48: Edward Hong The Cinnabon Monster

Networking always feels like a four letter word to actors but the group Casting Directors for Actors has made this necessary part of the business so much more painless and actually truly engaging. You get people new to the industry asking for advice from those who are well heeled in the ins and outs of making a career out of your craft. If it’s not the first stop you come to with a question, to get feedback or share your newest work it should be. Casting is in the group all the time and although they may not speak out on every post, they see your work and know you’re there.

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

Your $2/month support could

win you a Masterclass for free!

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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.

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!

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! Hey actors, Mike Moreno here. And I'm a bit under the...

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.

Episode 83 Ryan McCurdy Actor Musician

Episode 83 Ryan McCurdy Actor Musician

Ryan McCurdy is a New-York based Actor/Musician, Music Director, and Music Supervisor who has worked on Broadway, Off-Broadway, and regionally at Rattlestick Playwrights, Manhattan Theatre Club, Second Stage, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, and HERE amongst others. He is a twelve-instrument singer/songwriter and co-founder of the rock band Bonfire Falls.

ActorCEO 82 Lauren Sowa Don’t Wait to Create

ActorCEO 82 Lauren Sowa Don’t Wait to Create

In 2016, she and Tim Eliot founded Form & Pressure Films to tell stories that inspire and provoke thought, while encouraging diversity and equality on set and on screen. Well before the “inclusion rider” statement, Lauren and her company were working hard to ensure everyone with the skill was adequately represented above and below the line.

Episode 81: Alveraz Ricardez An Actor’s Journey Starting Later

Episode 81: Alveraz Ricardez An Actor’s Journey Starting Later

Alveraz Ricardez always had a passion for acting, but life tends to take many artists on detours. Having spent some time away from that passion and coming to the end of his work to obtain a law degree, Alveraz had just to take the bar exam to begin pursuing a career as an attorney at 43 years old. There was just this little voice inside that asked him to give his dream of acting one last chance before moving on. He listened.

Episode 80 A Whole New World

Episode 80 A Whole New World

The Actor CEO Podcast is now on Patreon.com. You can support the show you love made by actors for actors. Learn all about treating your career like a business with weekly interviews with industry pros.

Episode 79: Actors Fast Track with Valorie Hubbard

Episode 79: Actors Fast Track with Valorie Hubbard

Ep. 79 brings Actor’s Fast Track’s Vallorie Hubbard shared some amazing tips and actionable advice for any actor looking to commit full force. She’s got 30 years as an actress under her belt and has helped hundreds of actors refine their audition technique, business savvy, and creative planning to start BOOKING! http://actorceo.com/79

Episode 78: Jamie H Jung Acting Tips and Lessons from Across the Country

Episode 78: Jamie H Jung Acting Tips and Lessons from Across the Country

Jamie H Jung is an English-American actor. He pursued Performance Studies at Queen Mary College of the University of London and continued to train for 3 years at the Stella Adler Conservatory in New York City. Don’t miss his feature film “Monday” which is part of the Rebel Without A Crew project screening at the SXSW Film Festival next month.

Episode 76: Voice Over Mastery with Tawny Platis

Episode 76: Voice Over Mastery with Tawny Platis

Tawny is a full time professional voice over talent/coach (with her editor and husband George), podcaster on The Dirty Bits Podcast on the Orbital Jigsaw Network, and marketing/business consultant in San Diego, California. During her senior year in high school, Tawny began the process of purchasing her first brick and mortar retail store. After selling the store to her management team in 2016, Tawny began her career as a voice over talent, having been a child actor in San Diego.

Acting Class for the Modern Actor: Why Masterclass is Great

Acting Class for the Modern Actor: Why Masterclass is Great

  **I'm thrilled that Masterclass keeps expanding their offerings from professionals in the industry. That's why ActorCEO has partnered with them and the links below may contain affiliate links that help us ensure we can provide more exceptional reviews, insight...

The 7 best acting self tape tools under $20!

The 7 best acting self tape tools under $20!

Here is my list of the 7 best acting self tape tools for under $20 to help you capture a great audition from wherever you happen to be. You can use just a couple to have a professional on-the-go set up, or you can add them together to build out a streamlined kit in your apartment that makes your last minute audition look and sound spectacular.

Episode 67: Jeff Seymour The real Life Actor

Episode 67: Jeff Seymour The real Life Actor

Jeff Seymour started work as an actor in Television in 1979. In 1980 he began teaching acting. As a teacher, he’s travelled all over north America and Australia, teaching and lecturing. He wrote the highly acclaimed book on acting, The Real Life Actor. He currently has a podcast on iTunes about acting and the business.

Episode 66: Alexandra Boylan Producer

Episode 66: Alexandra Boylan Producer

Alexandra also owns Mustard Seed Entertainment whose film “Catching Faith” had a two year run on Netflix and can be found on the shelves of Wal-Mart. Her most recent film “Wish For Christmas” sold to Pure Flix Entertainment and Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Episode 64: Julian Silver TV Writer and Actor

Episode 64: Julian Silver TV Writer and Actor

Julian Silver grew up in Boston to a mother from a large Korean family and a father from a tiny Jewish family. He went to Wesleyan University to study film and psychology. After graduating, he moved to LA to pursue a career in film and television. He is currently writing for CBS’ SEAL TEAM, and will appear as a guest star on ABC’s GREY’S ANATOMY in November.

Episode 63: Victoria Negri

Episode 63: Victoria Negri

Victoria Negri is an award-winning multi-hyphenate filmmaker. Her feature directorial debut, Gold Star, which she wrote, directed, produced, and starred in, alongside Oscar nominated actor Robert Vaughn in his last on-screen performance will see a November 2017 theatrical release and on video on demand.

Kimberly Leemans from The Walking Dead talks finding balance

Kimberly Leemans from The Walking Dead talks finding balance

Kimberly Leemans spent time doing photo shoots and working the runways as a model in NYC. Then she had the opportunity to really commit to her life as an actor and packed up and moved to Los Angeles. Since then, she’s worked on shows like Nashville and The Walking Dead, moving to different living locations while being able to submit for auditions thanks in large part do to the opportunities provided by self submissions and the shift in the industry that is now taking those tapes much more seriously. It has become a lifestyle for many who consider themselves “digital nomads.”

Episode 61: Rish Mitra

Episode 61: Rish Mitra

Rish comes from an engineering background but has decided to follow his passion of acting. He is taking somewhat of a non-traditional path with workshop classes and studying filmmaking through an online course.

Episode 60: Mary Dallas

Episode 60: Mary Dallas

Mary Dallas is a Greek actress from Chicago who decided to move out to Southern California and pursue her dream of creating an acting career for herself at the age of 48. This is certainly not your typical story of starting out in Hollywood, but Mary has put in the work to courageously learn all she can about her craft, and take no prisoners when it comes to hustling auditions.

Episode 59: Reynaldo Piniella

Episode 59: Reynaldo Piniella

Reynaldo Piniella is an actor who was born and raised in NYC. He knew he wanted to be an actor early on and auditioned for BFA school. Twice. Sadly, both times he was not given the opportunity to join a degree program, but that did not stop him. If there is one thing that inspired me out of our interview it was Reynaldo’s unwavering commitment and focus on becoming an actor.

ActorCEO 57 Audrey Walters

ActorCEO 57 Audrey Walters

Audrey is an actress and entrepreneur. As a self-proclaimed “gypsy actress” not bound by a physical location she has representation in multiple markets and travels coast to coast.

Episode 56: Brian McCulley Casting Director

Episode 56: Brian McCulley Casting Director

Brian McCulley has been working in this industry as a director, producer, writer and casting director for over 20 years. He’s seen projects from every side and knows how actors fit into that mix on a deep level.

Episode 55: Paten Hughes Tomato farmer and Creator of Heirloom The Series

Episode 55: Paten Hughes Tomato farmer and Creator of Heirloom The Series

Paten Hughes lives an ambitious creative life. She is committed to working and auditioning in both New York and Los Angeles. Now add on top of that that she has also taken on the responsibility of growing her own tomatoes at a professional level that she sells to local restaurants and grocers. A passion for plants that has now grown into one of the most delicious side hustles I’ve ever heard of has also become the subject of her web series Heirloom on Vimeo.

Episode 54: Molly Mahoney The Prepared Performer

Episode 54: Molly Mahoney The Prepared Performer

Molly Mahoney and myself both went to Chapman University and earned our BFAs in performance. As most actors know, once you start working on making your living as an actor you realize that having other sources of income help level out the times when you’re not making money being the amazing artist you are. Many of us end up working flexible jobs like waiting tables, temp jobs, or babysitting.

Molly aimed to change that paradigm for herself. She found that when she shared her skills on social media, so many people outside of the industry loved her confidence in front of the camera and an audience and wanted to capture that same confidence for themselves. Any good performer knows to say yes to opportunities, so she did – and she’s built a thriving business from there.

ActorCEO 52: A Year of an Acting Business Podcast with Mike Moreno

ActorCEO 52: A Year of an Acting Business Podcast with Mike Moreno

I’ve decided to take it up a notch and create a space for not only the listeners of the podcast, but the acting community as a whole. As of this broadcast I’m launching the Acting Business Mastery Facebook Group. This will be a closed group where listeners to the show, actor friends that you invite and more of our peers can come together and work as a community build the
acting business that best suits your and become the entrepreneur that you can be. There’s gunna be lots of resources, interviews with some of my guests, exclusive Q & A’s, I’ll be going live in the group a lot to talk about some of the latest developments in the entertainment marketplace and also really to help motivate you guys to stay committed to making this career your own and being in control of your own work.

Episode 51: Dewey Moss Producing Theater

Episode 51: Dewey Moss Producing Theater

Producer Dewey Moss jumped on the podcast in the middle of his Off Broadway run of the critically acclaimed and award winning The Crusade of Connor Stephens​ to talk about what it takes to be a professional theater producer. His experience as a writer and director of both film and theater gave him the creative experience of knowing how to create projects, but there is a whole other side to getting the funding in place to build these projects out to their full potential and ensure they get the exposure and life they deserve.

Episode 50: Alex Spieth and Blank My Life

Episode 50: Alex Spieth and Blank My Life

It’s one thing to create your own work to give yourself opportunities you’re currently not getting in the casting offices. It is a whole other thing to be devoting yourself to creating work and telling stories because you feel those voices need to be heard, and you want to see those underrepresented stories become part of the mainstream conversation.

Episode 49: Miriam Hyman AKA Robyn Hood

Episode 49: Miriam Hyman AKA Robyn Hood

Miriam Hyman is a force to be reckoned with. Her determination and passion for acting and music is infectious. Her poetry is clever and inspiring. Her ability to run with two different careers at the same time seems impossible, yet she’s killing it. So take a moment to get to know the woman behind such creative commitment.

Episode 48: Edward Hong The Cinnabon Monster

Episode 48: Edward Hong The Cinnabon Monster

Networking always feels like a four letter word to actors but the group Casting Directors for Actors has made this necessary part of the business so much more painless and actually truly engaging. You get people new to the industry asking for advice from those who are well heeled in the ins and outs of making a career out of your craft. If it’s not the first stop you come to with a question, to get feedback or share your newest work it should be. Casting is in the group all the time and although they may not speak out on every post, they see your work and know you’re there.