Jenna Edwards an award-winning producer & creator of

Wow this weeks show I got lucky! I was just talking to a group of actors about all the cheap commercials and films that large companies are making and how the actor is now just getting the crumbs of the productions, from non union and some union. It just seems with the advances of technology with filming and producing, the actors product (Acting) has gone backwards. We are paid less, productions are more unsafe than they have ever been.

This got me thinking about doing a show on self producing, self mastery, AND I remebered that our friend of the show introduced me to some great motivators in the film and TV industry. So, I reached out to one of them Jenna Edwards an award-winning producer, and creator of Indie Movie Mastery Online Producing Course, and to come on the show and talk about what I called the PRO-Actor. Now this does not mean professional actor, it means the ProACTIVE actor ( #ProActor ) and how they can learn to take control of their career, and create their own opportunities. Listen to the weeks show, Jenna is great and truly inspiring.


Jenna Edwards is an award-winning producer having been one of the first producers to ever do a “day and date” release with theaters and iTunes as well as being the first to ever produce a narrative feature for

Her specialty is making sure the filmmaker is focused on their ultimate career goals while figuring out how each project helps to lead them on that path. Her passion is helping filmmakers figure out how to really make a living making the movies they want to make, that includes getting FULL FUNDING for their projects.

She was a teacher at New York Film Academy in Los Angeles and has recently become a #1 best-selling author.

Check out Jenna’s Podcast at:

As the creator of the Indie Movie Mastery Online Producing Course, Jenna believes there’s a million ways to make a movie, but there are certain foundations that you must know in order to make it easier.

She teaches those with a friendly sternness and a whole-lotta yellow in her self-study course available at Vimeo. Her personal dream is to see creative people really doing the projects that feed their souls because she believes that when your own light is being made brighter, you are able to shine that light more effectively on the world.





Jenna Edwards

Writer | Speaker / Award winning producer,  



Arthur Trace – The Artful Deceiver on – @ArthurTrace

Arthur Trace is a Los Angeles magician who performs worldwide. His shows offer an original and strong magic experience that astonish and entertain the mind, senses, and funny bone. During a performance unusual props, imaginative scenarios, and masterful sleight of hand are artfully combined to evoke wonder.

Arthur Trace – The Artful Deceiver – Magician

Highly acclaimed by his peers as “one of the most unique acts in the world of magic today,” said R.G. Smith, Executive Show Director of The Society of American Magicians, Arthur Trace is the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal. In 2006 he became a FISM award winner at the World Championships of Magic in Stockholm. And in 2007, Arthur was awarded the “Best Cabaret Magic” award at The World Magic Awards. In 2015 and 2016, The Academy of Magical Arts nominated Arthur as the Stage Magician of The Year.

Being recognized amongst his peers has brought many opportunities, some of which include: appearing on national television broadcasts in seven countries, touring China with the WuQiao Circus, performing for Prince Albert II of Monaco at The Princess Grace Theatre, and producing his show aboard The Queen Mary. Last year Arthur had the honor of headlining The Magical Mystery Show at the legendary Wintergarten Variete in Berlin, Germany and at The House of Magic in Macau.

Combining original magic, audience participation, and imaginatively humorous scenarios, Arthur’s show is innovative, artful, and fun. Great for young and old audiences alike, each year he brings his artful deception to corporate and theater audiences worldwide. Watch Arthur perform and find out why Kevin Pang of the Chicago Tribune called him “one of magic’s bona fide superstars!”

When not touring, Arthur lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.

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Arthur Trace Productions Inc.
Arthur Trace – 818.489.6555

Acting Up Radio Josh Tallo of, @fvlightingusa,@koll_ltd

Josh Tallo of
Tallo Filmworks is an independent, full service production company operating from the greater Chicago area, servicing clients locally, nationally and worldwide. We invite you to watch our reel, check out our work, scope our clients and ask about our services & how we can help you. Fill up our inbox for all your production needs. We promise to respond. If we don’t, please send an aggressive gif. Like this one.


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Leandro Hassum Brazilian Actor

Todays show is a special show. Todays show i am interviewing a Brazilian actor that I worked with on a film last year in Brazil.

Star of blockbuster film : Não se aceitam devoluções
Leandro Hassum, is a Brazilian actor, comedian, writer, producer, comedian and voice actor.

He is well known for having played the fun and unlucky fat Jorginho in the TV Show humorous Zorra Total and Os Caras de Pau.

In 2012 he starred in the franchise Até que a Sorte nos Separe us that reached 320,000 box office in its first weekend of exhibition and became the best opening of a national film of that year gaining two more sequels.

Take a listen to this fun and educational show.

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Will Roberts as the Judge with Leandro Hassum

Hoje ActingUpRadio é um show especial. Hoje vou mostrar eu entrevistando um ator brasileiro com quem trabalhei em um filme no ano passado no Brasil.

Estrela do filme: Não Se Aceitam Devoluções
Leandro Hassum, é ator, comediante, escritor, produtor, comediante e dublador brasileiro.

Ele é bem conhecido por ter atuado como o divertido e azarado Jorginho no programa de TV Zorra Total e Os Caras de Pau.

Em 2012, ele estrelou o gigante sucesso, Até Que A Sorte Nos Separe ! Chegou a 320.000 bilheteria em seu primeiro fim de semana de exibição, e se tornou a melhor abertura de um filme nacional daquele ano ganhando mais duas seqüências.

Ouçam esse divertido e educativo show!


Z400S Soft LED Studio Light Giveaway @Koll_ltd @fvlightingusa

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Filmmaker & Director Jenn Page @TheJennPage

Today’s show we have

Jenn Page has directed and produced multiple feature films, branded series, music videos, live stage shows, and a TV talk show. Determined and passionate, Jenn has a reputation for taking on tough projects and exceling against the odds. Although she’s directed in almost every genre, she’s most drawn to romantic dramedy and musical projects. Some of her work includes the multi-award-winning comedy musical feature film “Waiting in the Wings” starring Lee Meriwether and Shirley Jones, the award-winning musical comedy web series “My Two Black Girlfriends,” the multi-award-winning “The Breakout: A Rock Opera,” and the International Academy of Web Television’s live awards show hosted by Tony award-winner Roger Bart. Most recently, she completed “Playing with Beethoven,” a classical piano-based feature film that is currently in post-production.

Jenn is a member of the professional group “Alliance of Women Directors,” where she is the chair of the in-house shadowing committee. She has co-founded women and filmmaker organizations like “Filmmaker Mastermind” and “Female Empowerment in Media” that are geared toward helping up-and-coming filmmakers connect with peers and mentors. She has been selected as one of inaugural fifty women in Hollywood for “50 Women Can Change The World in Media & Entertainment.” She is also the owner and founder of “Heart on Fire Productions, Inc.” a full-service production company.

Jenn was a great guest and one of the best things I loved about this interview was the fact that if you ask people about what they love to do most in life ( passion ) and  you will find they are doing just that in their career. This seemed abundantly clear in talking with Jenn and I know she is a force to be reckoned with… keep watching her! 

Jenn also told me off air that she has a project that she is working on that is in post production, BUT she gave me a couple of links to take a peek into this project called  “Playing with Beethoven”–music-education









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Marcelo Galvão Director of the film “The Killer” on Netflix @GalvaoMarcelo

What a great pleasure it was to have director, writer, producer Marcelo Galvão on today. I met Marcelo a couple years back when I was approached to help with weapons on a new feature he was directing in Brazil.  The 46 days I spent on this film in Brazil will never leave me and is a hi light of my acting career. Please listen to this great show with Marcelo and I hope you enjoy it!


Marcelo Galvão

Rio de Janeiro
Occupation Director , filmmaker , screenwriter and producer
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Marcelo Galvão is a film director , screenwriter , producer and Brazilian film director and the director of the film I shot last year in Brazil for Netflix: The Killer

Marcelo graduated in Advertising and Advertising from FAAP in São Paulo and began his career as an advertising copywriter still in college. He went through the creative department of several major agencies (such as JW Thompson, AlmapBBDO and BBDO / NY), gaining experience and winning many awards as a creative.

In 1999 , he moved to New York where he studied film at the New York Film Academy and became a director and screenwriter . Upon returning to Brazil , he worked as a director in several renowned producers such as Espiral, TV Zero, Movie Art, Republica, Ioiô and O2 (one of the largest producers in Latin America ).

In 2001 , Marcelo Galvão created Gatacine , producer based in São Paulo specialized in cinema, TV content and advertising . Since then, he has made six feature films (among other productions):


The Farewell (2014)
Colleagues (2011)
La Riña – Rinha, the Movie (2009)
Bellini and the Demon (2008)
Side B: How to Make a Longer Without Grana in Brazil (2007)
Fourth B (2005)
Inside the cinema , Marcelo Galvão collects more than 50 awards in important national and international festivals.

On set of the Killer in Brazil

In the advertising area, he directed commercials for major advertisers such as Unilever , Nike , Procter & Gamble , Fiat , Panasonic , Johnson & Johnson , among many other leading brands, winning numerous awards at film and advertising festivals for his creative approach.

In addition, he produced several viral content for the internet, several of them with more than 1 million views, including the famous #VEMSEANPENN campaign, in which he wrote, directed, produced and assembled a video about the dream of Ariel, a movie actor with Down syndrome who wanted to meet star Sean Penn . The video had more than 1 million views three days after its release on YouTube and was the sixth most shared video in the world at the time.

Awards of Marcelo Galvão (Best Film, Best Director, Best Writer and Best Editor)

Will Roberts teaching other actors safe gun handling on set.

The Farewell (feature film): Best Director (Gramado Festival), Best Director (The Three Frontiers International Film Festival – Argentina)
Colleagues (feature film): Gramado Film Festival (Best Brazilian Feature Film); São Paulo International Film Festival (Audience Award, Best Brazilian Film, Youth Trophy, Best Brazilian Film); International Disability Film Festival Breaking Down Barriers (Best Film – Russia); Latin American Film Festival di Triste (Best Film – Audience Award – Italy); FESTin – Itinerant Cinema Festival of the Portuguese Language (Best Film – Public Prize; Honorable Mention of the Jury – Portugal); Brazilian Film Festival of New York (Best Film – Public Award – USA); Diva Film Festival (Best Direction); Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival (Best Director – USA); Brazilian Film & TV Festival of Toronto (Best Director – Canada); Festival de Anápolis (Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Editing); Young Brazilian Prize (Young Brazilian Prize in Entertainment / Cinema category – Brazil); Paulínia Film Festival (Best Screenplay – Brazil)
Ouija (short film): Best Direction, Best Screenplay, Best Editing and Honorable Mention at the Sesi de Cinema Show (Brazil)
Rinha (feature film): Bronze Palm Award at the Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)
Fourth B : Best Film at the São Paulo International Film Festival – popular jury (Brazil) and Best Film at the Hollyweed International Film Festival (Chile).



Ajay Jhaveri of @ArgentumPhoto talks to Will about being the head of the line of headshots!

This episode I traveled to Los Angeles to do my first live and in person interview of my guest. The focus of the show has shifted to hitting the road and getting upfront and personal with my guest. I had this thought in mind, because I love people and talking to to someone sitting across from you might be a thing of the past, but I am hoping it will make a comeback, sorry social media.  Now I have to tell you that although the idea was mine originally, I did get a nudge from todays guest. I contacted him on instagram and he basically said “No, why don’t you come to me..” So I must give credit where credit is due!
Please sit back, relax, unless you are driving … and listen to my conversation with Ajay Jhaveri Argentum Photo.


Argentum Photo. 

Argentum Photo was created in 1987 by Ajay Jhaveri in a small room with one photo enlarger, four trays and no employees, located in the heart of the media district of Hollywood. Argentum was the first photo lab to offer black/white and color headshots for the same price. As we enter the digital age, Argentum is constantely evolving and growing to provide actors with services they need. Have started as a print lab, Argentum has now added valuable actor services like retouching, selftape auditions, headshots, actor reels, actor scenes, actor websites.
My Guest: 
Ajay Jhaveri
Photography has been my passion and livelihood my whole life. I came to Los Angeles from India in 1980 and have been living here ever since. I have been shooting headshots and working with Actors in Los Angeles since 1980. In 1988 I started Argentum Photo Lab that specializes in working with other headshot photographers and actors. I shoot all my headshots in a studio under controlled lighting. They are very specific in nature and I have found over the years that I like a close personal headshot. I do not vary from this style of headshots. If this very close personal theatrical style of headshots interests you please contact me to schedule a consultaion.
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Acting Coach of the stars

John Homa began his career in acting over 30 years ago at New York City’s Neighborhood Playhouse, studying directly under Sanford Meisner. The skills, knowledge, and experience he accumulated both in school and starring in off-Broadway plays such as A Streetcar Named Desire, led him to Los Angeles where he worked as both an actor and acting coach.

With the critical success and notoriety that came from coaching Kirsten Dunst on Interview with a Vampire, following this John’s client list expanded to an impressive who’s who of Hollywood stars from Brie Larson, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Michele Williams, Evan Rachael Wood, and even notable music icons turned actors like LeAnn Rimes, Rickey Martin, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, and Common.

With the recent Academy Award win of Brie Larson, Michelle’s four Academy Award nominations, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominations from Kirsten Dunst and Evan Rachel Wood, John is proud and incredibly humbled to have personally and professionally impacted some of the most talented and influential artists of this craft.

John was the on-set coach for ABC’s General Hospital for eighteens years and a host, judge, and resident acting coach for VH1’s reality competition Scream Queens. He has worked on the set of numerous features including Spanglish, Jumanji, Mrs. Doubtfire, Little Women, and The Rock. Recently, he has been on-set with Ricky Martin shooting the second season of Ryan Murphy’s hit American Crime Story.



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