Millennial influence marketing company @SharkReach Poised to Skyrocket

@SharkReach, Inc, Poised to Skyrocket SHRK Guaranteed Universal Pictures 7 Million Impressions For STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON Social Media Marketing Campaign…DELIVERED 131 Million!

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 2.33.19 PMSharkReach, Inc. (“SharkReach®” or the “Company”) (OTC Markets: SHRK), a millennial influence marketing company today announced that it is currently working on a Straight Outta Compton Blu-ray campaign for Universal Pictures award winning film as a follow up to its highly successful pre-release collaboration with the studio.

Forbes recently ran an interview with the Founder and newly appointed CEO of the Company, Steve Smith, where he elaborated on the effectiveness of the Company’s social media campaign to drive awareness and create viewer demand prior to the release of the major motion picture.

Due in part to the Company’s results for Universal Pictures, the Forbes Contributor of the article said that SharkReach: “… is poised to skyrocket after recently going public.”

For the full article go to: http://www.forbes.com/sites/mnewlands/2015/12/07/the-brand-influencer-bridge-that-makes-their-talent-into-shareholders-an-interview-with-sharkreach/

SharkReach was tasked by Universal Pictures to activate influencers to drive awareness for the film because the studio had only seen modest results in working with other influencer marketing companies.

However, success came when Universal executives chose to give SharkReach exclusive access over all other influencer companies.

Doug Neil, of Universal Pictures said the SharkReach “… stand(s) out in the ‘influencer marketing space… (they) executed a compelling and unique program…  for the film Straight Outta Compton.”

Straight Outta Compton really blows away anything else that we’ve done, and what anyone else has done in the theatrical space.” Said Steve Smith, SharkReach Founder and CEO.

Smith commented on the incredible success in consumer awareness the Company created for Universal’s film.  “Our commitment to Universal Pictures, in terms of the numbers of guaranteed impressions promised, was just under 7 million impressions… but what we actually delivered… was right around 131 million… 120 million more than we had promised them.”

logo-sharkreach-1Searching for an answer to explain the overreaching success in the number of impressions created, Universal Executive Doug Neil pointed to the Company’s masterful cultivation, use of and its handling of relationships with the talent, their families and those other significant influencers in their inner circle.

“The authentic relationship they have with their talent makes them stand out in the ‘influencer marketing’ space. That’s the piece that is usually missing in other influence marketing programs.” added Neil.

Smith said “We want the client to be happy, the brands to be happy, and most of all the talent to be excited about what we’re doing which usually leads to an over-performance by the talent. Just like all of us, if you like what you are doing, agree with it… want to do it… you will usually give it your best!

We were also lucky that we had a number of the sons of founding NWA members go to the places in the movie in Compton that only they could access because they are family. We took a simple thing where we have hip-hop talent do social posts about a hip-hop movie.

Our process is understanding what the client wants and then leveraging our close, direct working relationship with the talent to conceptualize content that… will be effective to capture the intended audience.”

This Compton campaign was so effective that Javon Frazier, Professor of Strategic Marketing at UCLA, has based an entire semester on this campaign.

As to the Company’s relations with Universal Pictures, Smith said: We’re actually working on the campaign for this summer’s upcoming blockbuster ‘Warcraft’ based on the best-selling videogame right now for the studio, which will be the next theatrical to take over the socialsphere!”

AboutSharkReach, Inc.

SharkReach, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHRK). SharkReach is a Disruptive Millennial Media Company that combines the strength of an Influencer Owned Network with Proprietary Technology for creating, posting, managing and monitoring Branded Sharable Content.

What sets SharkReach apart from other companies in the marketplace is that its influencers (both grass roots individuals and Celebrities) are also its shareholders… and that its network has a larger potential market reach than the top 5 television networks combined!

20,000+ Influencers

with 500+ Million Followers

with 200+ Million Likes & Shares

produces an Aggregate Reach of 2.9 Billion.

SharkReach as one of the first companies in this space is an established leader in Influencer Marketing. It presently has the largest footprint, and plans to further enlarge its market share through various select acquisitions. It has shown that is has the unique ability to reach the Gen Y and Millennial demographic.

Millennials Demand exacting standards in the products and services that are essential to satisfying their social conscience and personal needs. They are the first of several generations to come that will veer away from traditional media.

They do NOT watch television, and they do not trust brands and commercials.

Their purchasing decisions are impacted by the individuals, friends, and celebrities that they follow on Social Media and YouTube.

Historically, and in this order, television, radio, magazine and newspaper advertising were the ways to reach clients. To reach more clients and to increase sales, Celebrity Endorsements were added to Brands to increase the effectiveness of these traditional media outlets.

Sponsored Social Media… Influencer Marketing… now sits atop the field!

In a recent report of the most effective marketing ratings, Influencer Marketing, in absolute ratings, beat Celebrity Endorsements, Television, Radio, Magazine and Newspaper advertising.

In the last year alone, Influencer Marketing has seen positive gains, significantly out-pacing all tested approaches in “Positive Momentum”:

                  
    Momentum Change in Marketer Regard    vs.   Year Ago/This Year
    Influencer Marketing                            -7      +65
    Celeb Endorsements                             -12      +21
    TV Ads                                         -20      +12
    Radio Ads                                      -32      +11
    Magazine Ads                                   -36       +4
    Newspaper Ads                                  -56       +6
    Source: IZEA, Halverson Group

Our Tracking & Reporting platform and quantifying systems enable clients to select suitable Influencers and to track campaigns in ways they have not been available before.

There are three main components:

SharkRank:  Influencer Ranking System and Influencer Marketplace.

Allows clients to select suitable Influencers for their Campaign utilizing Shark Ranks proprietary influencer-ranking algorithm.

SharkScore:  Campaign Level Reporting Engine.

Reporting engine that allows clients to log in and view the statistics of delivery of the campaign in real time calculating impressions, views, like and shares, carrying the reporting across all social media outlets and the web.

SharkPulse:  Campaign Effectiveness Monitoring & Brand Sentiment Reporting.

SharkPulse Real-Time Reporting Dashboard allows our clients to view in real-time the activity of their campaigns through our proprietary dashboard…across all social media networks! It monitors brand sentiment across Social Media and the Web a first in influencer marketing. Ability to set up auto responders for Negative posts. Acts as an insurance policy for your brand allowing you to follow every conversation and respond.

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For more information on SharkReach, please visit the Company’s website at www.SharkReach.com.

To be added to the SharkReach® investor email list, please email InvestorRelations@sharkreach.comwith SHRK in the subject line.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Statements in this press release may be “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  Words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, identify forward-looking statements.  These statements are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections about the Company’s business, based, in part, on assumptions made by management.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict.  Therefore, actual outcomes and results may, and probably will, differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such forward-looking statements due to numerous factors, including those described above and those risks discussed from time to time in SharkReach’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.  In addition, such statements could be affected by risks and uncertainties related to (i) SharkReach’s ability to incorporate the assets referenced into its operations and become profitable,  (ii) product demand, market and customer acceptance of SharkReach’s products, (iii) SharkReach’s ability to obtain financing to expand its operations, (iv) SharkReach’s ability to attract qualified sales representatives, (v) competition, pricing and development difficulties, and (vi) general industry and market conditions and growth rates and general economic conditions.  Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made, and the SharkReach does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this release.  Information on SharkReach’s website does not constitute a part of this release.

The Company was public but not yet trading at the time of the article but is now actively trading. (Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.)

For more information on SharkReach, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.SharkReach.com

To be added to the SharkReach® investor email list, please email InvestorRelations@sharkreach.comwith SHRK in the subject line.

O-888-481-6161 | F. 888-481-6161

www.sharkreach.com

SOURCE SharkReach Inc

FIND YOUR VOICE – SING YOUR SONG! @CoachClayBanks

FIND YOUR VOICE – SING YOUR SONG!

By Clay Banks

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Clay Banks @CoachClayBanks Professional Performance Coach Specializing in On-Camera Work Los Angeles. ClayBanksStudio.com

It’s all about CREATIVITY!

Seeing as this is my first article with you all, let me introduce myself. My name is Clay Banks, although most all of my students eventually just call me Coach. I’m a veteran Master Coach in the Los Angles area where I own and head up a powerful on-camera Film & TV acting studio called Clay Banks Productions & Studio International — or, more affectionately, CBSI.

Amidst all of the training that takes place at CBSI, we consistently place a strong emphasis on tapping into, becoming, and staying CREATIVE.

If you spend any time at all around CBSI, it won’t take long before you hear the phrase, “Survivalist vs. Creative Genius”. Our SURVIVALIST (functioning self) and our CREATIVE (inner artistic genius). They are distinctively different and our brains respond accordingly.

At any point in time people are divided into two separate parts that, more often than not, aren’t equal.  As mentioned, those two parts are The Creative Artist Self and The Survivalist Self.  There is a dual nature in most individuals that must be managed, and knowledge of this duality is crucial in making forward progress.

 

  1. Who is the Survivalist?

 

The Survivalist is the functional part of you. This it the you who thinks through life, navigating life’s situations for survival. The Survivalist part of you handles the maintenance of personal finances, your job, your personal relationships, keeping order, and things of that sort. This is the part of you that makes life work and allows you to survive. The average person mostly functions as a survivalist and is simply a consumer looking to create and sustain a comfortable lifestyle. But that’s not you! The difference is, as an artist, you have an inner creative genius that’s craving to come out. Or, is already out and needing to…well, create! The Survivalist stifles The Creative.

 

  1.   Who is the Creative Artist?

 

The Creative Artist is the artistic part of you. It’s your passionate and creative self…the person who wants to create/produce/act. It’s that part of you who has you reading this article right now. This part of you wants to take territory away from the Survivalist…and your Survivalist isn’t all that crazy about losing this territory. Because of this, there’s a continuous battle between the Creative Artist and the Survivalist…and you are the one who has to fight that fight.

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Just like many other things in life, if we don’t fight, we lose. If we don’t use it, we’ll eventually lose it…whatever it is. The creative mind is no different — it must be subdued. And once that happens, it needs to be exercised…often!

Now, simply pulling information or knowledge from your mind that’s been previously stored up there isn’t necessarily going to assist in your creative development. It’s not about pulling from the past. It’s about creating in the present… and not being fearful to try new things. And often! When you venture off from the familiar and discover new dimensions of yourself, CREATIVE GROWTH is more often than not the amazing byproduct. So, try this.

ACTION TASKS:

  • SLOW DOWN, OR IN SOME CASES, SPEED UP. JUST CHANGE OUT OF YOUR NORMAL (When done correctly, this shouldn’t feel comfortable. After all, that’s the point.)
  • VENTURE OUTSIDE OF YOUR PROVERBIAL MEANING — TRY DIFFERENT THINGS…DIFFERENTLY. (Just do it!)
  • GET PAST YOUR FEAR OR INSECURITY–OR EVEN SAFETY FOR THAT MATTER–AND STEP OUT INTO UNKNOWN WATERS. (Without placing yourself in harm’s way, just go! Without having to think and plan everything out. Be spontaneous.)
  • ONCE YOU’VE CLICKED INTO SOMETHING THAT GETS YOUR ATTENTION, CONTINUE TO DRIVE YOUR CREATIVITY EVEN FURTHER. PUSH IT, TWIST IT, TURN IT DOWNSIDE UP AND OUTSIDE IN. (Push through the status quo and don’t be concerned with how you look. You’re an artist… it’s your job to look different.)
  • DO YOUR BEST TO KEEP: THE LOGICAL – THE EDITOR – THE CRITIC – THE ADULT, ANY OF THE LIKE…OUT OF YOUR WAY! (Do things!)

 

Screen Shot 2016-02-01 at 11.57.49 PMTake chances. ** Be brave. ** Don’t analyze. ** Press in and Press on. And, once you find something interesting and creative — keep challenging yourself to take it in new directions. After you’ve spent some time doing this, you’ll eventually become so familiar with the unfamiliar — so comfortable with the uncomfortable — so safe with the unsafe — that people (as well as yourself) just won’t be able to not find you fascinatingly interesting. If you continue to persevere…and if you’re fortunate — they just may pay you for it. They just may pay you lots and lots and lots!

THE ARTISTS FREEWAY – [Your FREE Weekly Creative Exercise]

  • Take some time that’s been specifically scheduled for your CREATIVE ARTIST. (Plan a few artist dates.) Don’t let anything get in the way of this time.
  • Because of the endless avenues of creative pathways one can travel, narrow in on something you feel you’d like to pursue. E.g. PAINTING — WRITING — SINGING — PLAYING MUSIC — SCENES/MONOLOGUES CHARACTERS — COMEDY — FOOD — DANCE — AVANT-GARDE — ETC.
  • Jump in and let the fun begin! (Remember, don’t edit or judge yourself.)
  • Once you’ve explored around and pushed yourself beyond yourself, HERE COMES YOUR ACTION TASK…grab a piece of what you’ve been playing with and see about shaping a part of that into a (roughly 5 minute) presentation.
  • At this juncture I would ask my students to bring whatever they need to make it all happen into the studio with them and take the stage and show us what they’ve got! In the case of any of you reading this right, now, take it and shoot it with your video camera or phone. Then watch what you’ve done…and you’ll see the power in simply doing something!

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Remember, this isn’t necessarily as much about a beautiful execution as it is about the creative, organic nature of the experience. So, don’t try and over-rehearse. Just do it! And, if you find you’ve done something similar a few times, seek out ways to do it different each time. This keeps everything nice and fresh! The way an actor is required to be.

Again, if you’re not presently in a studio that will embrace such radically creative behavior, just do it for the sake of doing it. However, if you’re a junky for performing, simply show it to your friends. Or, come on in and sign up for some classes here at CBSI… you’ll have a blast growing in your gifts! We make sure of it!

KEEP CREATING!
Coach Banks

Clay Banks @CoachClayBanks Professional Performance Coach Specializing in On-Camera Work Los Angeles. ClayBanksStudio.com

 

#Actors radio promo video with @TheKevinE @Backstage @WesamKeesh @Stage32

Actors Radio host Will Roberts

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.

While in Hollywood, I went Samuel French bookstore and produced this promo for the radio show. Why am I bringing this to my actor listeners… I shot, edited and produced this whole thing on my iPhone, in HD! Actors, you have the control now to create your own vision and opportunities!

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Tune in every week at ActingUpRadio.com


 

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best  of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.  This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry.  We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

#Actors Demo Reel: What to know before you shoot ! @TheKevinE

#Actors Demo Reel: What to know before you shoot ! @TheKevinE

BY  | Founder of Actors-Network.com

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Kevin E West -Founder of Actors-Network.com

It is extremely likely in the last 3-5 years that at some point, virtually everywhere in the world in a decent size city or all throughout the U.S., this phrase has been uttered to you…or even by you. I can certainly tell you that I’ve heard it at least a 100 times since 2010 myself and while there is nothing wrong with the thought or the goal, the issue ultimately becomes one of proficiency.

Since about 1993 I have spent literally hundreds of hours of my life discussing, preaching, educating and informing actors about both the value and pitfalls of “shooting their own” stuff. I’ve also discovered over the last ten years…that most folks, rarely listen. I’m not exactly sure of the reason for not listening but I think it comes down to one story or one success moment they must have read or heard somewhere along the line about one guy or gal who “became famous” for shooting something as an amateur.

Regardless of why folks don’t it just seems that amongst the Hollywood acting community the “know it all” belief seems to be healthy and growing. Oddly you’d never want a Fireman, Doctor, Lawyer, Ad Exec, Mechanic or anyone else with so little knowledge or experience working on YOU or something for which you’re paying, and yet the concept of hitting the “record” button seems to carry little respect in terms of creative vision and avocational proficiency. Weird but true…trust me…on the sunscreen.

So when it comes to “shooting some stuff” over the weekend cuz you borrowed your buddies Canon Vixia or you went and rented a Red camera it matters not, at that moment you’re a filmmaker unless you’re just shooting some dogs chasing balloons for YouTube. But considering that is not likely the reason you’re reading this Blog…we’ll skip that one. I suppose what ultimately amazes me is that we do this, most often, in hopes that the resulting footage, material, film, short, or demo video will actually “play” or rather be considered by the professional community.

This is the part where I got lost and confused on why…when I know most of my community has watched film, television and more notably the Oscars for many years. They give Oscars in tons of categories that are NOT related to performing but rather all of the other elements of production. No, this does not mean you have to be that good to rent a camera to “shoot some stuff” but it does mean that expertise and proficiency have their value in all forms of life.

So the next time you consider shooting some stuff, and if you think this could be a valuable tool for you over the long haul, why not consider actually LEARNING something about filmmaking, equipment, sound, lights and everything else. It is estimated that in less that 5 years 85% of all “content” (both news, etc.) will be in video form. As a matter of fact this will be one of the last written Blog’s I’ll be doing and replacing them with Video Logs.

While there are many options the New York Film Academy now has expanded their level of expertise and curriculum as well as having new offices in Burbank and Battery Park. NYFA prides itself on the resources it provides its students. Since the academy’s birth, the curriculum has expanded to include one- and two-year conservatories for acting, musical theater, photography, broadcast journalism, and game design, in addition to the original filmmaking MFAs and BFAs. NYFA acting graduates receive hands-on training in front of and behind the camera with a film school’s worth of equipment at their disposal.

While you may not be interested in becoming a filmmaker the more you understand “how to” do anything, the better the result…without exception. Remember, I’m always on your side.

Twitter.com/TheKevinE


 

#Actors Demo Reel: What to know before you shoot ! @theKevinEThe Actors’ Network was founded by veteran television actor, Kevin E. West, in his Studio City apartment on May 1, 1991. From almost its inception the organization was revered and respected but after the BackStage West 2-Page editorial spread in June of 1998, it exploded in popularity and attained an unparalleled industry reputation. We encourage you to read more about The Actors’ Network Awards and History. (Hyper-link to that page)

On July 1, 2013 the organization officially transitioned into an “Online Only” entity and while the physical studio is now gone the Mission, “Help Us, Help You, Help All of Us”, as well as the Credo, “Learn from the mistakes of others…you don’t have time to make them all yourself” are still very much alive and well. Kevin E. West instead of giving Topical discussions in the studio has now created an amazing Webinar Library (Link text) with 100 15-minute discussions online. That is 25 full hours of educational information.

The sole goal and mission of The Actors’ Network has always been, and remains, to be the utmost in expertise and advice on the business of show business while maintaining the highest level of integrity. In doing all of the above we have been and still remain the pinnacle of show business education.

#Acting #Radio show: RB from @Stage32 .com + @TheKevinE @Backstage @WesamKeesh

#Actors #Radio this week: Richard “RB” Botto from Stage 32.com

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actor and the film industry.

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Richard “RB” Botto Founder & CEO

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week:

Richard “RB” Botto is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 (www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social media site and educational hub for film, television and theater creatives.

Botto is a screenwriter (represented by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative), producer, actor and author. He served as associate producer on Sam Levinson’s debut Another Happy Day, which starred Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth and Ellen Burstyn and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning Best Screenplay. In 2014, Botto executive produced All Things Hidden. Botto’s own latest script, The End Game, is currently in development.

A pioneer of the early stages of the Internet boom, Botto developed Stage 32 so creatives across the globe would have a dedicated network to find work and representation, launch projects, secure funding, further their education and make life and career altering connections. In just over 3 years, Stage 32 has organically reached over 500,000 members from every country on the planet and has been described by Forbes Magazine as “Lynda meets LinkedIn meets Facebook for film, television and theater creatives.”

Botto has spoken all over the world at industry conferences including American Film Market, SXSW, TriBeCa Film Festival, Entertainment Finance Forum by Winston Baker, Columba University, Cinequest, Screenwriters World West and East, Great American Pitchfest, STN Convention and many more.

Prior to creating Stage 32, Botto was the Founder, Publisher and Editor of RAZOR magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which boasted a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. A former radio host on ESPN and FOX Sports affiliates, Botto has appeared on such networks as CNBC, MSNBC, NBC News, FOX News, CBS News and VH1, riffing about the entertainment business and social media.

In the 90’s, Botto was an integral part of the team responsible for creating the vendor tracking system used by many of today’s top e-commerce companies. Botto headed the development, design and commercial implementation for several of the top 50 most visited sites on the web during that period.

Botto also serves on the Advisory Board for Old Town Music Hall, a classic film theater in El Segundo, built in 1921.

Botto’s book on crowdsourcing for film will be published by Focal Press in 2015.

Oh, and he was once named one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie).

(www.stage32.com), Twitter.com/Stage32 

 

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.  This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry.  We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

The Radio Show Host: 

Acting Up Radio host: Actor Will Roberts 

WillPicWill is a professional SAG actor, radio producer, and syndicated radio host.  Will brings his conversational style interviewing skills to Cast It Talent radio each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry.

While social media, texting and smart phones have taken the place of good old-fashioned conversation, Will Roberts has gone back to the basics. He is a host who makes room for two-way discussion and the opinions of others while never missing an opportunity to lighten the moment with his quick witted humor. WillSays.com |

Twitter: WillRobertsUSA * Instagram: ActorWillRoberts

Acting Up Radio Segment Hosts:

Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine. 

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Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine.

Twitter.com/BackStage 

For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information.

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KEVIN E. WEST – ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Scripted acting / Improv / Stand up / Hosting / YouTube personalities
As founder and president of the Actors’ Network, Kevin spends every day helping today’s actors learn about the business of acting and how they can realize the greatest success without repeating the mistakes of others. www.actors-network.com | www.kevinewest.com | Twitter.com/theKevinE

“Kevin is the consummate professional. he is one of the most ethical, intelligent, talented, pro-active, pro-actor people I’ve ever known. Kevin’s extensive experiences, passion and ability to communicate make him the best person I know to assist actors. Hollywood is a business that has a lot of unspoken and ever-changing rules lead to a lot of mistakes which cost actors time, money and emotional strength. To have someone like Kevin on your side to help you get through Los Angeles without having to make all of the same mistakes… is invaluable.” Lonnie Hamerman, Casting Director: Without a Trace, Monk, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


WESAM KEESH – CREATOR OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS PODCAST & ACTOR. 

This week: ANONYMOUS PODCAST interviews Richard Botto of Stage 32.

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Actors Anonymous is a podcast that focuses on the Los Angeles actor and the struggles and hardships as well as the success stories of those whom have worked to build an acting career in Hollywood.

Wesam was raised most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Union High School and followed up the rest of acting, theater, and film study at the University of Tulsa. He spent a summer in London at Imperial College focusing on theatre and the arts. Wesam moved to Los Angeles immediately after college to begin his professional film and television career.  http://www.actorsanonymouspodcast.com Twitter.com – @WesamKeesh

 


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RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON – TAKE A CHANCE IN 2016!

Rick’s dynamic and entertaining coaching style make him a much sought after lecturer throughout the country. In Los Angeles, “Rick Zieff’s Unbelievably Fun

Rick Zieff: Voice of Reason

Voice-over Class” is extremely popular, and he is a guest panelist at many popular L.A. workshops.  Many of Rick’s students have gone on to do national commercials, hit animation TV series, hit video games, bestseller audiobooks, and ongoing corporate narration. No matter what the medium, Rick emphasizes the importance of character development, text analysis, improvisation, and stresses that making strong creative choices are essential at the microphone. He teaches the tools voice actors need to “book” the job. http://www.rickzieff.com


 

 

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Richard “RB” Botto is the Founder and CEO of Stage 32 (www.stage32.com), the world’s largest social media site and educational hub for film, television and theater creatives.

Botto is a screenwriter (represented by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative), producer, actor and author. He served as associate producer on Sam Levinson’s debut Another Happy Day, which starred Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth and Ellen Burstyn and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, winning Best Screenplay. In 2014, Botto executive produced All Things Hidden. Botto’s own latest script, The End Game, is currently in development.

A pioneer of the early stages of the Internet boom, Botto developed Stage 32 so creatives across the globe would have a dedicated network to find work and representation, launch projects, secure funding, further their education and make life and career altering connections.

 


 

The show is free to your station. One 58-60 minute radio show (2  breaks – 2-3 mins each, you can have 1 min OR more per break). The show can be delivered to your station . The show is delivered via FTP or Dropbox download.

For more information on becoming an affiliate, please email Will Roberts – Will@ActorWillRoberts.com

. We look forward to working with you.

* Plus Will is a social media guru  and will do a conference call with your other host and PR team to best deliver your stations message as an added bonus.

We have 12,000 twitter followers and will promote your station when you carry the show.

We  would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the ActingUpRadio.com. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  

David Rapaport – CSA – TIPS/ADVICE for auditions #Acting @RapaportCasting

Hey actors!, this weeks guest sent a me a great list of “To Do’s” for actors to know at auditions, so i am sharing these great tips with the Acting Up Radio listeners and reads, enjoy! 


David Rapaport –  CSA – TIPS/ADVICE for auditions:

Memorize your lines. The more familiar you are with the material, the more fun you can have, and the easier it will be to take direction and try new things.
 
Staple your headshot to your resumé before walking into the audition room. Assume I will always want to see it.
 
– Be nice to your fellow actors, to assistants and interns. The walls are thin, and we can hear everything.  I was an intern and assistant once.  My interns and assistants will be tomorrow’s Casting Directors.  We remember. 
 
Know when to leave. There is this awkward moment at the end of each audition where we say “Thank you,” and the actor sometimes just stays put. That is your cue to go. I know we all want to leave behind a good impression, but overstaying your welcome is not the way to achieve that.
– The best way to get on my radar is to get yourself out there. If you can’t find an agent or can’t book a show, write your own script, film it, and put it online.
 
Make your own opportunities.  Don’t wait for Hollywood to call.  Create your own material and starring vehicle.  Do it with friends, like you did when you were a kid.  If you have a smart phone you have no excuse. 
 
– When auditioning, if you are reading a scene with action in it, DON’T PLAY THE ACTION, we will get you a stunt double.  Promise.  
 
Intern. The lessons you learn are invaluable.  For both actors and future Casting Directors.  The money will come later.  
 
– Don’t worry about what I’m thinking at the audition.  Don’t try to please me.  I want you to make choices and show me YOU. 
 
Have fun!  An audition is an opportunity to act, to play!
 
LISTEN.  A good actor is a good listener.  
– “What people respond to is authenticity and you being uniquely who you are and not trying to be someone else.” – Laura Benanti – Star of Supergirl 

 

 

 

David Rapaport –  CSA – Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/david.rapaportcasting 

https://twitter.com/rapaportcasting

https://www.instagram.com/davidrapaport/

 

David Rapaport is a Casting Director who got his start working for legendary Casting Director Mali Finn (Titanic, Terminator 2). Together they collaborated on more than 50 films and television series, including 8 Mile, 61*, All The Real Girls, Last Days, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Running with Scissors. At Mali Finn’s, David learned from such distinguished directors as David Gordon Greene, James Cameron, Gus Van Sant, and Ryan Murphy.

Rapaport was honored with a nomination for the prestigious Artios Award by the Casting Society of America for his first pilot as Casting Director, “Gossip Girl” (CW). He also cast the pilots for the “Gossip Girl” spinoff “Valley Girls” (CW), “My Generation” (ABC), David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” (NBC), “Arrow” (CW), “The Tomorrow People” (CW), “The Flash” (CW), “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW) and “Supergirl” (CBS). READ MORE: 

#Actors Radio: David Rapaport @RapaportCasting @CW_TheFlash ,@TheKevinE, @WesamKeesh

#Actors #Radio this week: @RapaportCasting – CSA – The Flash & @TheKevinE, @WesamKeesh

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actor and the film industry.

Weekly actors radio broadcast. : David Rapaport –  CSA – The Flash 

David Rapaport is a Casting Director who got his start working for legendary Casting Director Mali Finn (Titanic, Terminator 2). Together they collaborated on more than 50 films and television series, including 8 Mile, 61*, All The Real Girls, Last Days, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Running with Scissors. At Mali Finn’s, David learned from such distinguished directors as David Gordon Greene, James Cameron, Gus Van Sant, and Ryan Murphy.

Rapaport was honored with a nomination for the prestigious Artios Award by the Casting Society of America for his first pilot as Casting Director, “Gossip Girl” (CW). He also cast the pilots for the “Gossip Girl” spinoff “Valley Girls” (CW), “My Generation” (ABC), David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” (NBC), “Arrow” (CW), “The Tomorrow People” (CW), “The Flash” (CW), “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW) and “Supergirl” (CBS). READ MORE: 

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.  This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry.  We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

 

The Radio Show Host: 

Acting Up Radio host: Actor Will Roberts 

WillPicWill is a professional SAG actor, radio producer, and syndicated radio host.  Will brings his conversational style interviewing skills to Cast It Talent radio each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry.

While social media, texting and smart phones have taken the place of good old-fashioned conversation, Will Roberts has gone back to the basics. He is a host who makes room for two-way discussion and the opinions of others while never missing an opportunity to lighten the moment with his quick witted humor. WillSays.com |

Twitter: WillRobertsUSA * Instagram: ActorWillRoberts

Plus this Week’s Segment Hosts:

MarkPeikert of Backstage Magazine. 

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MarkPeikert of Backstage Magazine.

For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information.

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RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON – TAKE A CHANCE IN 2016!

Rick’s dynamic and entertaining coaching style make him a much sought after lecturer throughout the country. In Los Angeles, “Rick Zieff’s Unbelievably Fun

Rick Zieff: Voice of Reason

Voice-over Class” is extremely popular, and he is a guest panelist at many popular L.A. workshops.  Many of Rick’s students have gone on to do national commercials, hit animation TV series, hit video games, bestseller audiobooks, and ongoing corporate narration. No matter what the medium, Rick emphasizes the importance of character development, text analysis, improvisation, and stresses that making strong creative choices are essential at the microphone. He teaches the tools voice actors need to “book” the job. http://www.rickzieff.com

 


KEVIN E. WEST – ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Scripted acting / Improv / Stand up / Hosting / YouTube personalities
As founder and president of the Actors’ Network, Kevin spends every day helping today’s actors learn about the business of acting and how they can realize the greatest success without repeating the mistakes of others. www.actors-network.com | www.kevinewest.com | Twitter.com/theKevinE

“Kevin is the consummate professional. he is one of the most ethical, intelligent, talented, pro-active, pro-actor people I’ve ever known. Kevin’s extensive experiences, passion and ability to communicate make him the best person I know to assist actors. Hollywood is a business that has a lot of unspoken and ever-changing rules lead to a lot of mistakes which cost actors time, money and emotional strength. To have someone like Kevin on your side to help you get through Los Angeles without having to make all of the same mistakes… is invaluable.” Lonnie Hamerman, Casting Director: Without a Trace, Monk, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


WESAM KEESH – CREATOR OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS PODCAST & ACTOR. 

This week: ANONYMOUS PODCAST interviews Richard Botto of Stage 32.

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Actors Anonymous is a podcast that focuses on the Los Angeles actor and the struggles and hardships as well as the success stories of those whom have worked to build an acting career in Hollywood.

Wesam was raised most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Union High School and followed up the rest of acting, theater, and film study at the University of Tulsa. He spent a summer in London at Imperial College focusing on theatre and the arts. Wesam moved to Los Angeles immediately after college to begin his professional film and television career.  http://www.actorsanonymouspodcast.com Twitter.com – @WesamKeesh

 


 


Acting Up Radio is a weekly one hour radio show for your station’s weekend line up!

The show is free to your station. One 58-60 minute radio show (2  breaks – 2-3 mins each, you can have 1 min OR more per break). The show can be delivered to your station . The show is delivered via FTP or Dropbox download.

For more information on becoming an affiliate, please email Will Roberts – Will@WillSays.com

. We look forward to working with you.

* Plus Will is a social media guru  and will do a conference call with your other host and PR team to best deliver your stations message as an added bonus.

We have 12,000 twitter followers and will promote your station when you carry the show.

We  would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the ActingUpRadio.com. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  

#Actors #Radio this week: @MarkPeikert of @Backstage & @TheKevinE, @WesamKeesh

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actor and the film industry.

Weekly actors radio broadcast. : 

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week.  This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry.  We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

THIS WEEK:  MarkPeikert of Backstage Magazine. 

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MarkPeikert of Backstage Magazine.

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For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information.

Today, the Backstage brand signifies something greater than simply casting notices: Backstage is a place where actors, singers, dancers, and all performers can connect with the greater performing arts community.

More importantly, Backstage is where performers can get all the information they need to succeed in the entertainment business, from what makes a great headshot to which acting coach may be right for them. And of course, actors browse through our casting notices.

 

The Radio Show Host: 

Acting Up Radio host: Actor Will Roberts 

WillPicWill is a professional SAG actor, radio producer, and syndicated radio host.  Will brings his conversational style interviewing skills to Cast It Talent radio each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry.

While social media, texting and smart phones have taken the place of good old-fashioned conversation, Will Roberts has gone back to the basics. He is a host who makes room for two-way discussion and the opinions of others while never missing an opportunity to lighten the moment with his quick witted humor. WillSays.com |

Twitter: WillRobertsUSA * Instagram: ActorWillRoberts

Plus this Week’s Segment Hosts:

RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON – TAKE A CHANCE IN 2016!

Rick’s dynamic and entertaining coaching style make him a much sought after lecturer throughout the country. In Los Angeles, “Rick Zieff’s Unbelievably Fun

Rick Zieff: Voice of Reason

Voice-over Class” is extremely popular, and he is a guest panelist at many popular L.A. workshops.  Many of Rick’s students have gone on to do national commercials, hit animation TV series, hit video games, bestseller audiobooks, and ongoing corporate narration. No matter what the medium, Rick emphasizes the importance of character development, text analysis, improvisation, and stresses that making strong creative choices are essential at the microphone. He teaches the tools voice actors need to “book” the job. http://www.rickzieff.com

 


KEVIN E. WEST – ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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Scripted acting / Improv / Stand up / Hosting / YouTube personalities
As founder and president of the Actors’ Network, Kevin spends every day helping today’s actors learn about the business of acting and how they can realize the greatest success without repeating the mistakes of others. www.actors-network.com | www.kevinewest.com | Twitter.com/theKevinE

“Kevin is the consummate professional. he is one of the most ethical, intelligent, talented, pro-active, pro-actor people I’ve ever known. Kevin’s extensive experiences, passion and ability to communicate make him the best person I know to assist actors. Hollywood is a business that has a lot of unspoken and ever-changing rules lead to a lot of mistakes which cost actors time, money and emotional strength. To have someone like Kevin on your side to help you get through Los Angeles without having to make all of the same mistakes… is invaluable.” Lonnie Hamerman, Casting Director: Without a Trace, Monk, Angel, Buffy the Vampire Slayer


WESAM KEESH – CREATOR OF THE ACTORS ANONYMOUS PODCAST & ACTOR. 

This week: ANONYMOUS PODCAST interviews Richard Botto of Stage 32.

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Actors Anonymous is a podcast that focuses on the Los Angeles actor and the struggles and hardships as well as the success stories of those whom have worked to build an acting career in Hollywood.

Wesam was raised most of his life in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He attended Union High School and followed up the rest of acting, theater, and film study at the University of Tulsa. He spent a summer in London at Imperial College focusing on theatre and the arts. Wesam moved to Los Angeles immediately after college to begin his professional film and television career.  http://www.actorsanonymouspodcast.com Twitter.com – @WesamKeesh

 


 

NEXT WEEK: 

David Rapaport is a Casting Director who got his start working for legendary Casting Director Mali Finn (Titanic, Terminator 2). Together they collaborated on more than 50 films and television series, including 8 Mile, 61*, All The Real Girls, Last Days, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and Running with Scissors. At Mali Finn’s, David learned from such distinguished directors as David Gordon Greene, James Cameron, Gus Van Sant, and Ryan Murphy.

Rapaport was honored with a nomination for the prestigious Artios Award by the Casting Society of America for his first pilot as Casting Director, “Gossip Girl” (CW). He also cast the pilots for the “Gossip Girl” spinoff “Valley Girls” (CW), “My Generation” (ABC), David E. Kelley’s “Wonder Woman” (NBC), “Arrow” (CW), “The Tomorrow People” (CW), “The Flash” (CW), “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” (CW) and “Supergirl” (CBS). READ MORE: 

Listen next week for the FULL INTERVIEW on Davis Rapaport!

 

 


Acting Up Radio is a weekly one hour radio show for your station’s weekend line up!

The show is free to your station. One 58-60 minute radio show (2  breaks – 2-3 mins each, you can have 1 min OR more per break). The show can be delivered to your station . The show is delivered via FTP or Dropbox download.

For more information on becoming an affiliate, please email Will Roberts – Will@WillSays.com

. We look forward to working with you.

* Plus Will is a social media guru  and will do a conference call with your other host and PR team to best deliver your stations message as an added bonus.

We have 12,000 twitter followers and will promote your station when you carry the show.

We  would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the ActingUpRadio.com. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  

Lessons from fishermen: Using the right bait and taking advantage of a great deal

iStock_000012396688XSmallIn The Business, we tend to use the word “cast” to refer to anactor being offered a role—Ideally the role, the one you’ve been dreaming about and waiting for since you first started acting. But there’s a second definition as well, one generally embraced by an industry that might seem to have nothing in common with entertainment: fishing.

Any good fisherman will tell you that the success of a good cast, besides depending on timing and skill, requires the right bait. In the simplest terms, this might just mean something shiny, but really, it’s about being whatever you need to be to attract the right attention. Whether you’re looking to attract the attention of a casting agent or big fish, you need to send out the right messages—In the case of the casting agent, that message needs to read .ACTOR as strongly and definitively as possible.

Which is why Cast It Talent is offering discounted .ACTOR domain extensions to our members. We want you to stand out as brightly and irresistibly as any lure that ever entered the water. Rhiannon “Nikki” McFarling was one of Cast It Talent’s early adopters of the .ACTOR web address, which has already attracted industry interest. “[I] love my new nikki.actor domain! People are excited when I give them the website and my email address,” she said.

Of course, this innovative new web address is no substitution for the full package—skill, experience, and a good attitude. But if, like Nikki, you’ve already got the full package, then a .ACTOR web address just might be the lure you need to land your big fish.

Thanks to our friends at Rightside, we are currently offering the .Actor domain and email address $12/year AND for first 100 actors – 1 free month of Pro Navigate to our Special Offers page to take advantage of this cool deal!

https://www.castittalent.com/citoffer.aspx

 

We  would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the Cast It Talent website. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  #RightActorRightJob

How to Handle (Good and Bad) Reviews

Reviews are the bogeymen of the acting biz. Objects of both desire and dread, they hover in the shadows, singing a siren’s promise of approval, or else waiting to ambush the unwary actor with briskly-typed derision.

If you act professionally long enough, you will accumulate both “good” and “bad” reviews. I put these words in quotation marks because “good” and “bad” are judgmental terms. Since we as actors have no control over what critics write, I would like to start off by examining the one aspect of reviews every actor does control: his or her attitude toward them.

“Good” Reviews

A positive review can do great things for an actor. It can serve as a token of affirmation in a sea of ambiguity. It can lift one’s spirits and or boost motivation. The danger, of course, lies in the potential for ego-inflation. Remember, a good review is nice, but it is one person’s opinion. It does not an Olivier make.

“Bad” Reviews

Negative reviews can be toxic. They can trap actors in their heads, hobbling honesty and stifling creativity. Giving a negative review too much power is destructive. On the flip side, I’m sure some actors find bad reviews motivational. Either way, it is still one person’s opinion. Reviews are not gospel, and a bad one isn’t a lifelong condemnation.

Avoidance

One obvious way to deal with the potential confusion and possible toxicity of reviews is to avoid reading them altogether. Whenever possible, I try to steer clear of reviews until the run of a show is completed. I know from experience that I tend to take reviews too personally, and I would much rather peruse them post-closing, free of the danger of letting them affect my performance. If you are a person who can shrug reviews off without a second thought, have at. There is no right or wrong way to handle this area of the business. There will also be times when you might be unable to avoid reviews. Other actors might mention, even quote them, during the run. Or the idea that a review is out there, content unknown, might be the biggest bogeyman of all. In the latter case, it might ease your mind to bite the bullet and read the review, rather than let your imagination run wild. But if you do, remember . . .

Critics are human

Some of them will be well-educated, experienced, and artistically talented humans, to be sure. But they are still humans with preferences and biases, and their observations, however astute, are still the words of men and women, not gods. Moreover, they are men and women who observed you on one night of one run as one character in one production. Even if you believe every word of a review to be accurate, that review will never describe the breadth of your career.

Don’t let reviews define you

You probably saw this one coming. But it bears repeating and revisiting. As you will likely have to remind yourself many, many times, (possibly within the course of a day), acting is a subjective field. The aims are myriad: to move, to empower, to entertain, to offend, to share… accomplishing any of these goals demands getting one’s hands a bit dirty. You can’t win them all. In my opinion, you shouldn’t win them all. So read reviews if you must. Give them whatever attention it is constructive to give. Learn from them if they offer worthy lessons. And then show them the door. You have work to do.

 

We  would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram and we would definitely appreciate a visit to the Cast It Talent website. Stop in and tell us what you think!  Start building your online brand with Cast It Talent as the centerpiece.  #RightActorRightJob