Actorcast

Actorcast

Actorcast is the podcast that broadcasts the work, advice, and insight of actors, writers, directors, producers, and other industry experts in show business. From Q&As, to interviews and showcases, Actorcast is the go-to resource for beginners and pros alike who are looking to carve their path in the entertainment industry by learning from those who've made their mark from Hollywood to Broadway. Visit us on our website at actorcast.fm and on Instagram @actorcast.fm

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May 4, 2021 34 min

I first got acquainted with Adam Weissman through a mutual contact at The Actors Fund and after connecting I definitely wanted to have him on the show. Legalities, rights, and regulations aren't often at the top of actors' minds when performing in projects, but it's important for us to have a foundational knowledge in these concepts. In this episode, Adam and I discuss common legalities actors should know about, what we...

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Relying on auditions to get work can be tiresome and soul-crushing. Instead, why not create your own work by writing a play, filming a web series, or starting a podcast? It is so important for actors to create their own work and in this episode we talk about why. While putting together your work won't necessarily win you awards or accolades, it can provide you with something much more valuable: insight into yourself as an actor...

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In another solo episode of Actorcast, we discuss five different ways that you could build relationships with casting directors. Casting directors are not the scary gatekeepers that some actors make them out to be. On the contrary, they are often friendly, dedicated people who enjoy working and collaborating with actors. There are a variety of ways to make connections with these vital players in the entertainment industry. It's ...

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Anna Robb joins us for this episode of Actorcast from an international background in the performing arts. I was so inspired by Anna's story of working as a production stage manager, not only for a variety of types of venues, but in countries all around the world. We discuss her work in the theatre, her international perspective in the arts, and why building TheatreArtLife was so essential for theatre practitioners today.

Anna is...

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After I stumbled upon Sean De Simone's work as a casting director for TV hosts, lifestyle shows, and reality TV, I knew I wanted to have him on the show. In this episode, we dive deep into the world of TV hosting as Sean shares his perspective on how this world differs from the world of acting. We discuss the differences and similarities between hosting and acting, what makes a great host, and why personality and passion matter...

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Penny Templeton is a master in the craft of acting. Ryan Kessler connected us both and I was so inspired by her insight into the acting world while we had our conversation.  We discussed her career as an acting coach, what the "craft of acting" means to her, and why self tapes or so crucial today. We also talk about why actors must be prepared when encountering their work and why they must make informed decisions when takin...

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Hank and I had the opportunity to connect through our mutual friend, Ryan Kessler, who was a previous guest of Actorcast. I was inspired by Hank's devotion to the craft of acting and enjoyed having him share his insights with you all. We talk about why actors need to build a stronger work ethic, why script analysis is such an important class to take, and one of the biggest hurdles that actors need to overcome.

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In this solo episode of Actorcast, we talk about why it's so important to apply your acting skills to the real world in your interactions with people. We do such a great job of understanding the psychology and behavior of our characters and we never want to judge them, so why can't we apply this same practice in the our real-life relationships? It's important to exercise our capacity for empathy not only on stage and on...

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Alexandria and I had the opportunity to connect on my other podcast, and since then I've learned how amazing she is at sharing valuable content for entertainment professionals! I had to invite her for a Q&A session on Actorcast. In this episode, we talk about the incredible work that The Actors Fund is doing, whether or not actors should work full time jobs, best courses of action for actors seeking employment, and why we m...

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Sandi Small is a British Accent Coach who specializes in teaching American actors how to perfect their British speech. In this episode, we discuss what inspired Sandi to pursue applied linguistics, common pitfalls for the American actor when it comes to speech, and how they can work to improve their British accent.

Sandi Small is an accent coach, who specializes in helping American actors British up their English. She is trained in ...

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Jonathan Bank has been Artistic Director of Mint Theater Company for 26 years and is known for producing plays that have been lost or forgotten. In this episode, we discuss his role as Artistic Director, his favorite project he has worked on through the years, the biggest lesson he has learned about the theater industry, and what we recommends for actors to work on.

Jonathan Bank has been the artistic director of Mint Theater Compan...

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Brian Witkowski is the Founder of The Lucrative Artist, a business which helps artists realize ways in which they can earn "authentic income." I was excited to have Brian on the show because artists are rarely taught how to harness the business side of their artistic endeavors. In this episode, we discuss overcoming the "starving artist" stereotype, why money should be important to artists, and how to create a susta...

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Angela Mickey has been working with Liz Lewis Casting Partners for several years casting commercials, independent films, theater, and television series. She comes to this episode with a lot of knowledge about the industry for our actors. We discuss some of the differences in casting for stage and screen, what actors get wrong in auditions, and how actors can make the casting director's job easier.

Angela Mickey is the Managing D...

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Martín and I got contacted via LinkedIn.  Through his various posts and words of encouragement, I was amazed at how this artist was using LinkedIn to connect with people and develop a following. In this episode of Actorcast, Martín shares his insights on how to use social media effectively to connect with people and build meaningful relationships. In addition, we discussion his podcast "Backstage Talk" (which I definitely r...

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Gabe and I met through a mutual friend (thanks Federico!) when Gabe was looking for an actor for an upcoming reading of one of his films. I had the opportunity to participate and was drawn to the quality and quantity of Gabe's work. In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss Gabe's process as a writer and director for film, as well as his most recent project, "The Sisters Kardos."

Gabe Rodriguez is an award-winning fil...

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January 21, 2021 32 min

For episode 05 of Actorcast, we are joined by my good friend, Weaux. Weaux and I first met doing playback theater together in New York (if you don't know playback, I highly recommend checking it out). Weaux has an energy that is contagious and, in this episode, he talks about his process as a musician creating his debut album, "Weaux is Me."

Weaux is a musician, actor, and a writer from Houston, TX gearing up to release...

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Robert has been a good friend of mine for some time now after working on a production together awhile back. He puts the pedal to the metal in his work and on this episode of Actorcast we discusses his process as a writer and director, as well as two of his upcoming short films, "The Eyes of the World" and "Double A."

Residing in New York City, Robert Monegan has produced and directed his GLAM DIVAS comic art (http:/...

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Julie and I first got acquainted when she joined me on my other podcast, "Relate w/ Patrick McAndrew." I had such a great time talking with her and learning about her career, that I invited her onto Actorcast to answer your questions. She is an Emmy-winning casting director with a wide breadth of experience. In this episode, we discuss the best ways for actors to connect with casting directors, the top things actors should ...

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In this Q&A episode of Actorcast, we talk with Ryan Kessler, an actor and acting coach. Ryan and I had the opportunity to meet while doing a production of the Scottish play. From there, I took an acting class with him, which I highly recommend! He answers listeners' questions on  agent/manager relationships, the craft of acting and acting techniques, and his insights on how to create a sustainable, artistic career.

Ryan is a...

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January 21, 2021 9 min

Welcome to our first episode of Actorcast! This podcast is for all of you actors out there who are looking for guidance in your careers.  Actorcast is the podcast that broadcasts the work, advice, and insight of actors, writers, directors, producers, and other industry experts in show business. From Q&As, to interviews and showcases, Actorcast is the go-to resource for beginners and pros alike, who are looking to carve their pa...

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