Michael Daingerfield and Noel Johansen, partners and instructors at On The Mic Voice Over Studio join me to discuss the voice industry - how to get started, training, the difference niches within voice work, creating a home studio, local vs international markets, agencies, marketing yourself and much more.
One of Canada's top and busiest Casting Directors and President of Andrea Kenyon & Associates Casting - Andrea discusses the industry and casting, audition and self tape tips, consistent habits of actors who have long term careers and much more. Andrea also answered live questions from the webinar audience.
Matthew has developed a distinct and comprehensive professional technique and a life philosophy that has evolved into what is now known as The Actor's Foundry. As an actor, Matthew graduated from The Neighborhood Playhouse and has worked in Film, TV and stage in both LA and Vancouver.
I share free resources to step up your game during the pandemic - list of free casting webinars, film/tv script resources, free masterclasses, industry related podcast recommendations and ways to keep your inner artist alive.
Over a Film, TV and Theatre career spanning 46+ years, Lewis has directed Keanu Reeves in Hamlet, coached and directed on Film and Television projects and founded LB Acting Studio through which he has worked with 4 generations of working actors including 3 Gemini nomination performances. Lewis also owns Casting Central, one of Canada's largest casting facilities.
Veena Sood is a Leo award winning actress known for her versatility in Theatre, Film, Television and Improv with a career spanning 3 decades. She talks about her work as the co-founder of the Loose Moose Theatre Company, her extensive work on Film/TV, working with Oscar winning filmmakers, using improv to discover further depths of scene work and her upcoming projects. Select Credits include Twilight Zone, The X-Files, Lucifer, Bat...
Best known for her on-screen roles on 'The Handmaid's Tale', Stephen King's 'IT', 'Shoot the Messenger' and many more Film/TV roles, Edie Inksetter is a Toronto based actor and acting/audition coach. Edie chatted with me about her experiences in the industry - what she learned worked with actors like Ann Dowd, Jodie Foster, working as a reader in casting rooms for years and also shares audition, care...
Known for recently playing the Weather Witch on 'The Flash', Reina also chats about her work on UBISOFT's Far Cry New Dawn, Start Up, Greenhouse Academy and more. Reina also shares some stories on what keeps her inspired and motivated as an actor.
Michael Kostroff is best known for his 5 seasons as gang attorney Maury Levy on The Wire (HBO) and dozens of other appearances on shows like Billions, The Blacklist, Law & Order: SVU, Luke Cage, The Deuce, Elementary, The Good Wife, Damages, Blue Bloods, Banshee, and opposite Robert De Niro in HBO FIlms' Wizard of Lies. Michael also runs the popular Audition Psych 101 workshop - we chat about acting, auditioning and much mo...
Vancouver based actor, coach and creator Veenu Sandhu talks about working on the Netflix hit series 'Lost in Space', upcoming feature 'A Dog's Way Home' and her tips and practices for actors on managing audition anxiety and nerves through her Audition Anxiety workshops.
Joy Juckes, the founder of Resonare Voice Studios, chats about coaching actors on projects like "Vikings", "Game of Thrones", "Race", "Lion", the importance of working on your overall voice instrument, dialects and how actors can get more work in the rapidly expanding industry of voice work.
Vancouver's #1 Dialect Coach and Founder of Tony Alcantar & Associates, Tony talks about dialect coaching Martin Freeman, Ewan McGregor & Billy Bob Thornton on FX's Fargo & other actors on the many productions he's worked on. We also discussed the necessity and specifics of Standard American dialects, his work as an actor and much more.
Shawn Ahmed (The Expanse, Slasher, Saw VI, Designated Survivor etc) talks about acting and writing in Film/TV, his season at the Shaw Festival. We also delve into the unique challenges and opportunities working as diverse artists and creators.
Fuck your excuses. 3 acting related lessons learned in the past month. Fuck the "unlucky #13", fuck luck, lets aim for personal accountability.
Jason Ainslie purchased Principals Talent from his then agent at the age of 22, and in the 18 years since, has built Principals to be one of Vancouver's premier boutique talent agencies covering all divisions - Film, TV, Commercials and Voice Over. Jason chats about what drives him, the qualities in actors that make him want to work with them, diversity in casting, factors that determine success, social media. He also shares so...
Dale Willman talks about creating her own series 'Silver, Sixty and Single', experiences working in casting in Nova Scotia (CBC's The Book of Negroes), her love of acting and work to overcome sexism and ageism in the industry and acting in Vancouver
One of Vancouver's busiest actors and most recommended acting teachers, Aaron chats about his initials years in the business, what inspired him to create The Working Actors Gym and Mitch and Murray Productions, upcoming production of "Sex with Strangers", his experiences in LA, his style and approach as a director and acting teacher, what he learned working as a reader for casting and much, much more!
Adil and I chat about our experiences auditioning and working in Film/TV as ethnically diverse actors, his work on shows like 'The Good Doctor' and how to stay focused and motivated in this business.
Arielle Tuliao talks about how she got started acting in Film/TV, singing the national anthems at Vancouver Whitecaps FC and Canucks games, working on 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' (Netflix), 'Chesapeake Shores' (Hallmark) and talks about the importance of persistence and being a professional.
Darby Steeves and I chatted about her experiences attending American Musical and Dramatic Academy in LA and NYC, auditioning for Film/TV in LA and Vancouver, her work as a stand on Season 4 of CW's The Flash and upcoming events as co-chair of Young Emerging Artist's Assembly (YEAA) at UBCP/ACTRA in Vancouver.