The Spirited Actor

The Spirited Actor

The Spirited Actor Podcast is a weekly, 30-45 minute show for aspiring and working actors of all walks of life. This show will feature Celebrity actors as well as known industry guests to engage about the challenges, obstacles and truths faced in show business. It will also be a platform to empower and encourage actors to stay motivated.The Spirited Actor Podcast will educate actors with correct terminology and definitions used.... Show More

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March 31, 2020 47 min

A CALIFORNIA NATIVE, YOLANDA HUNT BEGAN HER CAREER IN CASTING WITH THE “LATE GREAT” DIRECTOR/PRODUCER JOHN SINGLETON ON THE MUSIC VIDEO CLASSIC “REMEMBER THE TIMES” BY THE LATE LEGENDARY POP ICON MICHAEL JACKSON. SOON AFTER, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF HER MENTOR CASTING GURU, ROBI REED. YOLANDA LANDED THE TITLE OF CASTING ASSISTANT ON THE CLASSIC MOVIE POETIC JUSTICE WITH RAPPER TUPAC SHAKUR AND YET ANOTHER JACKSON FAMILY GREAT, SINGER JANET JACKSON. YOLANDA HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR SOME OF THE BEST CASTING IN THE BUSINESS. HER NAME IS ON SPEED DIAL WITH MANY ENTERTAINMENT’S TOP BEHIND THE SCENES ELITE, SUCH AS KEENAN IVORY WAYANS, MALCOLM LEE, HUGHES BROTHERS, STAN LATHAN, DAVE MEYERS AND CASTING DIRECTORS: KIM HARDIN, LEAH DANIELS BUTLER AND RISA BRAMON GARCIA. HER CASTING ASSOCIATE TELEVISION AND MOVIE CREDITS INCLUDE; SISTER TO SISTER AND MOESHA, THE PJ’S, THE BEST MAN, CROOKLYN, KINGDOM COME, LIGHT IT UPAND GRIDLOCK’D. HER WORK HAS BEEN SEEN ON THE KEENAN IVORY WAYANS SHOW, COCOA COLA/SPRITE NATIONAL COMMERCIALS AND IN MUSIC VIDEOS FOR TOP ARTISTS; JAY-Z, WILL SMITH AND AEROSMITH. MOST RECENTLY, YOLANDA’S CASTING CAN BE SEEN IN THE PRODUCTION OF OSCAR AND EMMY AWARD WINNING REGINA KING’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT “ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI”; ALSO CASTING ALONGSIDE HER MENTOR ROBI REED THE BET MINISERIES “UPTOWN RECORDS” ON THE LIFE OF ICONIC MUSIC EXECUTIVE ANDRE HARRELL.

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