Heart to Heart Podcast

Heart to Heart Podcast

In the Heart to Heart Podcast, we talk to some of our favorite & most interesting people in the entertainment industry so you can feel empowered and learn that even in the most challenging of industries, where there’s a will there’s a way. Whether you’re an actor, a writer, a casting director, a talent rep, or just someone interested in the behind the scene happenings of the entertainment industry, this podcast will have something for you. NOW, this isn’t just another How To podcast for actors. Plenty of those shows already exist. In Heart to Heart, every guest will share stories inspired by their sometimes winding path to success on their own terms.

Episodes

July 26, 2023 1 min
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In this episode we talk with Jason Lockhart, an Atlanta Talent Agent who values the importance of professionalism as well as confidence. Known for building strong relationships within the industry, Jason has mastered the art of understanding Casting Directors and nurturing successful connections with his clients. If success in this industry is what you’re after, Jason is the guy to listen to! -----------------...
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Amey René, a talented casting director with a diverse background in the film industry, joins Marc and Brian to share her journey and insights on pursuing passion and seizing opportunities. Starting as an intern for renowned casting director Jeff Greenberg, Amey worked her way up, learning the ropes and honing her skills in various film projects. A move to Seattle led her to work with prominent indie filmmakers, whi...
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This episode's guest is Gayle Pillsbury, an influential Casting Director who fervently believes in the power of expressing one's true self. Along with her numerous accomplishments in the entertainment industry, she has also discovered a deep connection to transformative experiences like Burning Man, which have fueled her approach to life and her career. You are guaranteed to appreciate the unique perspectives and v...
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Join us for the premiere of "Heart to Heart" with Oscar nominee Chazz Palminteri. Discover Chazz's inspiring journey from a broke security guard to negotiating major film deals. Learn invaluable advice on overcoming obstacles when faced with rejection in the acting world. Listen to this motivational episode that will reignite your creative passion! ----------------------------------------------------------------...
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August 24, 2023 49 mins
In episode two of Heart to Heart, Marc and Brian talk with Casting Director Kim Miscia. She's got a real knack for spotting talent and helping actors succeed in their careers. In this chat, she'll be sharing her insights on self-taping, honing business skills, and keeping up with the ever-evolving industry. If you're an actor looking for solid advice, Kim's got you covered! ------------------------------------...
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August 31, 2023 54 mins
In this episode of Heart to Heart we speak with career coach and podcaster, Dallas Travers. This conversation is filled with her empowering thoughts on how actors can strike a balance between taking risks and playing it safe. Plus you’ll get a super rare peek behind the curtain as Dallas dives into the behind the scenes of One on One / Next Level and shares her thoughts on what sets us apart in the industry! ---...
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This episode we talked to the delightful Stephanie Holbrook, a NY casting director whose body of work exhibits depth and versatility in equal measure. From the family comedy 'Mrs. Doubtfire' to the darker realms of indie films, she has showcased her knack for recognizing and nurturing talent in all its forms. Known for her warmth and geniality, Stephanie’s journey beautifully demonstrates the power of remaining tru...
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September 14, 2023 45 mins
Get ready for a compelling insight into the entertainment industry with the versatile and talented Paul McCrane! Paul is not only an Emmy winning actor but also an acclaimed singer/songwriter, writer, and director. Paul's colorful career is a testament to his remarkable talent and adaptability. Cutting his teeth in the industry from a young age, his storied career paints a vivid picture of tenacity, passion, and th...
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Marc and Brian chat with Tiffany Little Canfield, a highly regarded casting director whose keen eye has led her from Broadway to Hollywood. Tiffany has made significant contributions to some of the biggest shows and movies of the past few years, and her behind-the-scenes knowledge is invaluable to actors. This episode is guaranteed to inspire you to take bold steps when navigating your own path to success! -----...
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September 28, 2023 45 mins
Today, we're thrilled to have Kathleen Turner join us as our guest. This renowned actress has captivated audiences with her distinctive voice and strong on-screen presence. We delve into the stories behind Kathleen's most iconic roles, while also exploring the delicate balance she maintains between her career and personal health. Plus, Kathleen shares her invaluable experiences and profound wisdom as one of the mos...
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October 5, 2023 63 mins
Welcome back to Heart to Heart! We are so excited for our eleventh episode with our guest Tay Smith. Born into the music industry, Tay has the entertainment business in his blood! And now as co-owner of Smith Young Talent Agency, he has made the pivotal move from managing music artists to placing them in film and television roles. You need to have desire and passion to make it in show business - and Tay is a testa...
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In this episode we welcome Alaine Alldaffer. Now a seasoned professional in casting, Alaine's path has been anything but conventional. After studying theater at NYU, Alaine initially made the safe choice and worked as a paralegal. But, that was not her destiny, and she had the courage to take a leap of faith and leave her well-paying job to return to her passion! She found her true calling in the world of casting, ...
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October 17, 2023 1 min
We hope you're enjoying the Heart to Heart Podcast, but wanted to pop in quickly with a Special Announcement! One on One / Next Level's LA Super Showcase and The Atlanta Trip are coming up quickly! If you're looking for reps in LA, meet 27 LA Agents & Managers on the LA Super Showcase November 2 - 5. If you're ready for South East connections, don't miss the Atlanta Trip November 10 - 12. These prog...
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Welcome to Heart to Heart episode 14 - Breaking Barriers & Honoring Authenticity with Kerry Barden! Here’s what you want to listen for: Kerry tells us how his love for acting turned into a 30 year career as a Casting Director and Producer. Kerry's unique perspective as a trained actor turned Casting Director has given him an invaluable understanding of what it truly means to embody authenticity on screen. And wi...
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November 2, 2023 59 mins
In this episode of Heart to Heart, Brian talks to seasoned Television Director, Norman Buckley. His journey in the industry began as an editor and eventually led him to directing acclaimed shows like The O.C., Chuck, & Gossip Girl. With over 130 hours of television under his belt, he knows both what it takes for an actor to get hired, and how they can be sure to stand out once they are on set! Norman is not only on...
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Welcome to Heart to Heart episode #116, “Becoming Your True Self.” In this episode, Marc and Brian speak with legendary Casting Director Marci Phillips. Coming from a family deeply rooted in Broadway, Marci uses the wisdom she gained from her experiences, encouraging actors to celebrate their individuality and incorporate it into their work. Marci is an expert in helping actors thrive, and she approaches her work w...
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November 16, 2023 39 mins
Today, Marc and Brian speak with Kyle Luker, a dynamic manager known for his unparalleled knack for identifying talent and nurturing their careers. With a journey that spans small boutique agencies to bicoastal industry leaders, his inspiring path showcases his resilience and ability to innovate. Keep listening to hear a manager’s perspective on the industry and to learn why it is always important to have someone w...
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This week’s episode features Casting Director, Tracy Kilpatrick. Tracy has carved a niche for herself as one of the most sought-after casting directors in the Southeast. But prior to making her mark in the world of casting, she forged her own path, from backpacking through Australia and running youth hostels, to exploring the artistic world of painting. And it is her vibrant life experiences, coupled with her knack...
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On today's episode, we spoke with Ken Sanzel, a multifaceted individual who has donned various hats throughout his life. From patrolling the streets of New York City as a transit cop to carving out a successful career as a noted screenwriter, showrunner, and director, Ken's journey is a rich tapestry of experiences and stories. Join us as we explore his transition from the NYPD to the dynamic landscape of Hollywood...
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