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

Episodes

May 24, 2022 38 min

For episode 048 of Actorcast we are joined by Alicia Beekman, who is a youth talent agent at DDO Artists Agency. Alicia has an extensive background in the industry and I enjoyed speaking with her in-depth about the actor-agent relationship. We discuss the processes involved in being an agent to an actor, from signing talent, to pitching and negotiating deals. We also chat about what actors can do to best prepare themselves for repr...

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In this episode, we talk about the importance of being grateful for the work you get. As the world has slowly opened back up, being appreciative to all members of a production will go a long way. You will enjoy the process more and lay seeds for future projects. When you are grateful, through preparation, a good attitude, and showing respect, the production process becomes so much more enriching and enhances your work at the same t...

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I was thrilled to have Erica Hart on the Actorcast. She is an amazing casting director who has worked on a variety of different types of projects and I appreciated her succinct, actionable advice she provides throughout this episode. Erica and I discuss how she got into the world of casting, what the casting process looks like on her end of the table, as well as what she looks for in an audition. Erica also shares why she is a cast...

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Todd Lien and Jeffrey Liu are incredible artists who have worked together in telling relatable stories about immigrant families and their parents. I was so excited to have them on Actorcast to talk about their short film, "Always Come In Second," as well as the work they are doing with Todd's company, iStage Entertainment. We discuss the importance of AAPI representation in the entertainment industry, why actors should ...

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Penny Templeton returns to Actorcast, this time to talk about how actors can develop their artistry online. I really enjoyed my conversation with Penny and it was a nice continuation from her previous episode in season 1. We talk about how actors can improve upon their craft by learning online. We discuss how actors can develop in their craft in the online medium and we also discuss how actors can best prepare their careers in a po...

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Hank Schob is an incredible acting coach with so much insight. I was thrilled to have him back on Actorcast for our second season. In this episode, we specifically talk about the benefits that come with learning acting online instead of in a studio and why Hank believes this is the way of the future. We discuss the advantages that come with working in the Zoom medium and why it is so crucial for actors to learn in this format.

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Kimberly Jago is a powerhouse within the entertainment industry, helping actors achieve their goals. I very much enjoyed my conversation with Kimberly because I could see her passion for actors shine through. I could tell how dedicate she is to helping actors like yourself thrive in this industry. We talked about the role of a talent manager, why actors must prepare like professional athletes, and some of the best ways that actors ...

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Eric Neal is at the forefront of the evolving theatre industry and I was so excited to have him on our show for the first episode of our second season of Actorcast. He was an incredible guest with a deep passion for helping the theatre industry during a difficult time. We had a great conversation chatting about:

- What is an NFT

- How emerging technologies can help the theatre industry

- How Third Act is paving the way for new, financ...

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In the season 1 finale of Actorcast, we talk with actress, singer, director, producer, writer, and teacher, Anita Hollander. Anita has such a powerful passion for the arts that would inspire any fellow creative pursuer. We discuss how performing is wired in her DNA, the challenges and hurdles Anita overcame as an actress with a disability, and the lasting change that she has been able to create within the entertainment industry.

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In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss the new Open Policy for AEA, the debate about this new policy, and whether receiving the coveted equity card still holds the same clout. But, more so than that, we talk about whether to join the union or not and when might be the opportune time to do so in your career.

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Stewart F. Lane has such a deep passion for New York City, theater, and Broadway. I always enjoy our conversations as his energy is contagious as he speaks about his work. In this episode, we discuss how he became a theater producer, the biggest challenges involved in producing on Broadway, and why it's important for actors to know the foundations involved in producing.

Stewart F. Lane is the Chief Executive Officer, President a...

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In this short episode of Actorcast, we discuss how you can go about developing your acting technique. When starting out in the industry, it can be difficult to choose among the hundreds of classes to take. It can be difficult knowing where to start. The key is to know what type of actor you want to become and go from there.

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Michael and I first had the opportunity to connect via LinkedIn. After a career as an actor, director, and running his own theatre company, Michael stepped into the world of finance to help artists in their financial planning. In this episode, we discuss how actors can stay on top of their finances and why this is an important skillset to develop when growing one's creative career.

Michael Raimondi originally hails from Southern...

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The starving artist mentality has become very romanticized over the years, but it does not serve anyone, especially the artist. We must not place the burden of earning money on our creativity. In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss why it is so important to have money coming in from a day job or multiple income sources, why this is important for your craft, and why it's important to keep finances separate from art in most cas...

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August 10, 2021 11 min

Networking in the entertainment is just as important, if not more important, then in other industries. They key is knowing how to network effectively. In this episode, we discuss different ways that actors can network, the approach to take, and why building relationships within the industry is so important.

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Devin is an incredible acting and audition coach based in New York. I had the opportunity to take one of her classes and was blown away by her knowledge and useful and practical advice for actors. In this episode, Devin talks about common traps that actors fall into during auditions, how to steer clear of generalizations while performing a character, and how to adjust to performing in front of a camera.

Devin Shacket is an actress, ...

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I had the opportunity to work with both Margaret and Zach on a short film in early 2020 and was inspired by their work as filmmakers. In this episode, we discuss why they decided to pursue a career in cinematography, why film is an effective medium to tell stories, and some of the challenges that come with being a film director. They also share their insights for those looking to pick up a camera.

Margaret Sclafani is currently work...

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Mimi Intagliata has a 30 year career working in production and stage management, most recently as Director of Production Operations at Disney Theatrical Group. In this episode of Actorcast, she provides us with a wealth of knowledge and a behind-the-scenes look into how shows are made. We discuss her career path, the biggest challenges involved in her role, and why others within the industry must develop a foundational understandin...

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July 13, 2021 16 min

As we all know, we face a lot of rejection in our acting careers. It's important to develop a process for yourself in dealing with this rejection. In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss the various things to keep in mind as you are hitting the pavement for auditions and why we mustn't get too attached to the outcome.

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Ran Xia is a jack of all trades in the theatre industry, and it has certainly proven to be beneficial. Ran has worked as a playwright, director, sound designer, photographer,  and graphic designer. In this episode of Actorcast, we discuss how wearing multiple hats can help you create work in the industry and how her various roles inform one another.

Ran is an interdisciplinary theatre artist from Shanghai, China. She’s the 2021/22 B...

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