Special Skills will help your Child Actor get BOOKED | by KidsCasting.com

Does your child need special skills to become a successful actor? Find out more about special skills for actors in this video.
Actor Will Roberts of 38 year and top variety performer, with such credits as Cirque du Soleil, traveling the world with a one man show and 2 Guinness World records says “YES, having special skills can help your kids acting or modeling career.” watch this video and and learn the secrets to getting more work and better opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Create your child’s profile & apply to all the casting calls on KidsCasting: https://kidscasting.com/?cid=1768

This week on ActingUpRadio.com Jeff Hixson of VoiceBank.NET @ActingUpRadio @The_Wes_Stevens

This week on ActingUpRadio.com Jeff Hixson of VoiceBank.NET @ActingUpRadio @The_Wes_Stevens

#NowListening This Weeks Acting Up Radio ! Wes Stevens VOX, Rick Zieff, Kevin E West from ActingUpRadio on @CastBox_FM

http://castbox.fm/u/6389812 

This week on ActingUpRadio.com we talk with Jeff Hixson of VoiceBank.NET and the recent acquisition of VoiceBank to Voices.com and then we talk to our weekly contributor Wes Stevens of VOX The Voice of Vox and his talk on the recent sale of VoiceBank.net

Also, catch up on CastBox.fm for the live stream of this show. Just go to CastBox.net and search for ActingUpRadio

 

 

 

 

Will Roberts

Host/Producer/Voice Actor

Will Roberts is a renaissance man to say the least. A SAG actor for the past 30 years, Voice talent and talk show host and producer for 30 years. .

I have spent the last 30 years developing quite a variety of talents. From an on air FOX Kids host, a seasoned theater actor, Syndicated radio humorist, to performing on Las Vegas strip and his comedic work with the famed Cirque du Soleil. Take a look at my work and you will agree that this actor has the versatility & acting chops to hang with the big boys.

In addition to being an established actor, I am also a

 

Guinness World Record Gun Spinner

Trick roping

Professional cowboy

Whip artist

Former Cirque du Soleil performer, who performed in the “Viva Elvis” show in Las Vegas for four years. Go to ActorWillRoberts.com

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@The_Wes_Stevens The Voice of Vox

Wes and Will talk about recent news in the world of Voiceover.

About Wes: Wes has advocated for talent as a profession since 1994. He started in Columbus, Ohio at a small agency booking variety acts before joining Talent Group, Inc. (TGI) in Los Angeles in 1995 as an assistant. Seven years later, he acquired TGI’s voice-over department and launched VOX, Inc. (Read more)

VOX, Inc

Also, check out HELP save The Amazon! www.amazonteam.org/

CHECK OUT: Wes Stevens thoughts on companies like Voices.com and a link to an article you will want to read!

Wes Stevens: Some new insights from the ugly world of P2P auditioning (articles is from 2016). Interesting days ahead: “They have essentially taken over the job of a talent agent, and are NOT treating their talent according to the principles true talent agencies do. In the process, they are putting real talent agencies at risk – the real workers who fight for the talent. It has to stop.”

 

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@TheKevinE Actors-Network – The Actors Network

kevin-hsWhy actors get taken advantage of!

About Kevin:

Kevin E. West has been a working actor in Hollywood since 1990. His credits include Aquarius, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, Touch, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Melrose Place, The Pretender, Resurrection Blvd, Oh, Baby, Angel, VIP, Seven Days, Diagnosis Murder, Arrest & Trial, In The House, Young and the Restless, Bold and Beautiful, Passions, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Port Charles, and The Texas Cheerleader Story and the long-running Matlock are just a sampling of his many credits which also include a 2 year stint as a Stand-up Comic and Improv artist. (Read More) 

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The Voice Of Reason

Rick Zieff – The Voice Of Reason

Will and Rick talk about your social media. 

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 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.

 

For information on voice-over coaching and demo production, contact:

“Rick Zieff’s Unbelievably Fun Voice-over Class”

(323) 651-1666

Rick@rickzieff.com

 

This week on ActingUpRadio.com @The_Wes_Stevens, @TheKevinE, & @Alex_Polinsky

This week on ActingUpRadio.com show.

Next on ActingUpRadio.com @The_Wes_Stevens - The Voice of Vox @TheKevinE Actors-Network & @Alex_Polinsky Voice Actor

@The_Wes_Stevens – The Voice of Vox

6640509F_400x400Wes and Will talk about starting off in the Voiceover world, Are you ready?  and the correct steps. 

About Wes: Wes has advocated for talent as a profession since 1994. He started in Columbus, Ohio at a small agency booking variety acts before joining Talent Group, Inc. (TGI) in Los Angeles in 1995 as an assistant. Seven years later, he acquired TGI’s voice-over department and launched VOX, Inc. (Read more) 

Also, check out HELP save The Amazon!  http://www.amazonteam.org/
@TheKevinE Actors-Network – The Actors Network

kevin-hsWhy actors get taken advantage of!

About Kevin:

Kevin E. West has been a working actor in Hollywood since 1990. His credits include Aquarius, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, Touch, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, Judging Amy, NYPD Blue, The X-Files, Melrose Place, The Pretender, Resurrection Blvd, Oh, Baby, Angel, VIP, Seven Days, Diagnosis Murder, Arrest & Trial, In The House, Young and the Restless, Bold and Beautiful, Passions, General Hospital, Santa Barbara, Port Charles, and The Texas Cheerleader Story and the long-running Matlock are just a sampling of his many credits which also include a 2 year stint as a Stand-up Comic and Improv artist. (Read More) 

 

Todays Guest: 
46f8a147681c2220a54b1e4d2e1b6f01--collateral-damage-homeless-peopleAlex Polinsky Voice Actor

Alexander Polinsky  is an American actor,[1] voice actor, and singer who is perhaps best known for his role as Adam Powell on Charles in Charge. After the show ended, he has made TV, voice, and movie appearances, as well as working as a mold-maker at a movie prop design studio. He works with the Walt Disney Company, Cartoon Network, Warner Brothers, and Nickelodeon.

Voiceover Actor on the Emmy winning , , , , , , CharlesInCharge!

ALEX POLINSKY’s VO WORKSHOP:

My next 5 week, online voice acting workshop on : Thursdays, 6:30-7:30 pm pst (We sometimes go a bit longer) All experience levels welcome I accept up to 9 people only so everyone gets personal attention There will be homework and you will be asked to record yourself as well so you need to be able to do that. I’ll cover: Warm ups, Voice, acting, creating characters, animation, games, script scoring, technique, auditions, agents and scene study, demo reels and plenty of time to ask questions. The class is live and online via google map hangouts, once a week, for 5 weeks. If you are interested in participating: You can Paypal me the class fee of $360 and then send me an email. Ill sent you back an email to confirm your seat when your PayPal clears. On the day of the class I will send an email out to everyone with a link for the Google Hangout where the class will be hosted. You will need a microphone and an Internet connection and a working email address, and that’s it! We have a ton of fun and we learn alot. If you want to reserve your spot in the class, please let me know and ill send you my email/paypal info. (In paypal: Please use the friends and family option so they don’t deduct a fee and you don’t have to pay the

Contact Alex at: his twitter account: Twitter.com/Alex_Polinsky 

This week on @ActingUpRadio .com – Mishone Feigin @FeiginPhoto of feiginphotography.com ( Headshots )

CActors Radio this week:  ActingUpRadio.com – Mishone Feigin of feiginphotography.com

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actors & the film industry.

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week: feiginphotography.com & Mishone Feigin the world of actors headshots. 

Mishone Feigin of feiginphotography.com

Mishone Feigin Owner, Feigin Photography www.feiginphotography.com P: 818.821.4927

P: 818.821.4927

FeiginPhotoOver the past few years, Mishone Feigin has established himself as one of the top headshot photographers in Los Angeles. Mishone has an in depth knowledge of industry trends and a careful, thorough eye that he applies to each client he shoots.  He works with actors from the top agencies and managers in the industry, and blends classic portraiture with modern accents to bring cinematic, captivating images to his clients. His shots capture the nuance and angle of each actor he shoots. Feigin Photography has become the go-to spot for actors wanting to get the headshots they need to elevate their career to the next level.

www.feiginphotography.com

‘Mention this show to save $50 on a shoot with Feigin Photography!’

Twitter.com/FeiginPhoto

Instagram: FeiginPhoto

Facebook.com/FeiginPhoto

www.feiginphotography.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 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 ActingUpRadio.com each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry. ActingUpRadio.com is a weekly radio show for actors and Film and theater industry professionals.

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.com Magazine. 

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Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine.

Talks about acting and Broadway.

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


Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actor.com.  

 Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors.com.

Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors.com

Heidi Dean is a member of AEA & SAG, have had agents and managers, have done voiceovers, print work, television, concerts, commercials, principal roles in major national & international tours.  I studied theatre at NYU and worked as a child and an adult actor in both New York City and California.  I know what it takes to be an actor and I truly understand it’s all you ever wanted to do and what you dream about 24/7.

Hedi’s Mission…

To help actors stop “struggling” or “aspiring”, or  being “just another actor” and turn dreamers into ‘doers’ who make their careers their own by embracing the ‘business’ part of show business. You can still love your craft and work on your business too. That’s where I come in… I will show you step-be-step how to embrace marketing your career to make your own acting opportunities. When it comes to helping actors…. I’m the real deal!

Twitter.com/marketing4actor

https://www.facebook.com/marketing4actors

Check out some of the great online classes Heidi Dean has to offer!

Check out some of the great online classes Heidi Dean has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Richard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 – NETWORKING & Share content.

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 8.18.27 AMRichard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 and the Co-Founder and CEO of Fair Warning Productions. I am also an actor, voice actor, producer and screenwriter repped by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative. My screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at a variety of competitions including The Page, Nicholl, and Creative World Awards. I was an associate producer on Sam Levinson’s first film, ANOTHER HAPPY DAY which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and featured Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth, and Ellen Burnstyn.

Prior to launching Stage 32, I was the founder, publisher and editor of RAZOR Magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which had a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. I was also a sports radio host on a variety of programs on ESPN and Fox affiliates. I have been a teacher, moderator, and panelist at various colleges and conferences (AFM, SXSW, London FF, SWW) around the world speaking on a variety of subjects including screenwriting, social media, and business. Additionally, I have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, and other news and entertainment outlets speaking on the film and tech industries. My book on crowdsourcing will be published by Focal Press in 2015. Oh, and I was once named one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie)

Stage32.com

Twitter.com/Stage32

Twitter.com/RBWalksIntoABar


RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON 

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

 

 

 

 


 

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.  

Now on @ActingUpRadio – @AngelaMeryl #Stuntwoman + @Marketing4Actor @Backstage @Stage32

Actors Radio this week:  ActingUpRadio.com –  Angela Meryl – Stuntwoman – Actor – Writer

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actors & the film industry.

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week: Stuntwoman, Actor–Angela Meryl 

Angela Meryl—Stuntwoman & Actor!

Angela Meryl - Stuntwoman - Actor - Writer

Angela Meryl – Stuntwoman – Actor – Writer

For stuntwoman, actor–Angela Meryl, the answer to the “what next?” question that one is frequently asked following a live performance on the Oprah Winfrey Show, was quite obvious: “You do your best to put out a book that inspires others do what you do, even better.”

Following the spring of 2012 season she spent in the country of Turkey, working on the blockbuster smash, Skyfall, Meryl—an award winning, Hollywood stuntwoman for nearly two decades now, then took on the new title of “author,” with the release of STUNTS: THE HOW TO HANDBOOK…  Secrets From An Award Winning Hollywood Stuntwoman.

Well received by a long list of media outlets including Entertainment Weekly, The Tom Joyner Show, The Buzz Bissinger Show, The B Smith and Dan Show, NPR’s “Tell Me More,” Black Enterprise Magazine, Essence Magazine, Upscale Magazine, The Philadelphia Enquirer and more—the book thoroughly chronicles Meryl’s experiences in the business.

It begins with an accounting of her experience on The Oprah Winfrey Show, which took place during the eve of the finale season. Part I then goes on to reveal the intricacies of the embodiment of her work, including a plethora of tried and proven techniques that have allowed her to become the celebrated stuntwoman she is today.

Then in Part II, Meryl offers to all others the nuts, bolts and often untold secrets for success in the stunt business, Angela+Meryl+Stunts+book+cover+Photo+XXXXXX+Publicationswhere she frequently doubles such A-list names as Beyonce, Halle Berry, Rihanna,Vanessa L. Williams and so many more. As a result, she is unequivocally qualified to answer “YES“ to the two pertinent questions one must always ask any giver of advice: #1. Have you tried it? #2. Did it work for you?

Meryl, a former model and make-up artist from Willingboro, New Jersey, received her first stunt gig alongside actor Sinbad, in the movie First Kidd. The game changer occurred when she came crashing through a glass table in the opening scene of Kill Bill Volume I, while doubling Vivica A. Fox. That performance garnered industry wide recognition and applause from peers in the business and fans to this day of the Quentin Tarantino directed cult flick hit.

In Meryl’s world, everyday life beyond the paramount role of motherhood to an elementary aged daughter includes the elements of proper diet, exercise and rest for constant training and playtime daily. As a result, she continues to reign supreme when it comes to crashing vehicles, jumping off rooftops, repelling from helicopters, swimming the deep blue seas or the murky water of the Hudson Bay behind the faces of Hollywood’s finest talent on the big screen and the silver screen.

Angela’s Book: STUNTS: THE HOW TO HANDBOOK…  Secrets From An Award Winning Hollywood Stuntwoman.

Website: http://www.angela-meryl.com

Twitter.com/AngelaMeryl

Facebook: AngelaMeryl

Instagram: AngelaMeryl

Plus stay tuned for the split screen Skype video interview!


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 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 ActingUpRadio.com each week with some of the best and top entertainment talent in the industry. ActingUpRadio.com is a weekly radio show for actors and Film and theater industry professionals.

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.com Magazine. 

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Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine.

Talks about acting and Broadway.

Twitter.com/BackStage 

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

9033943411831278276


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


Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actor.com.  – WEBSITES FOR ACTORS

 Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors.com.

Heidi Dean of Marketing4Actors.com

Heidi Dean is a member of AEA & SAG, have had agents and managers, have done voiceovers, print work, television, concerts, commercials, principal roles in major national & international tours.  I studied theatre at NYU and worked as a child and an adult actor in both New York City and California.  I know what it takes to be an actor and I truly understand it’s all you ever wanted to do and what you dream about 24/7.

Hedi’s Mission…

To help actors stop “struggling” or “aspiring”, or  being “just another actor” and turn dreamers into ‘doers’ who make their careers their own by embracing the ‘business’ part of show business. You can still love your craft and work on your business too. That’s where I come in… I will show you step-be-step how to embrace marketing your career to make your own acting opportunities. When it comes to helping actors…. I’m the real deal!

Twitter.com/marketing4actor

https://www.facebook.com/marketing4actors

Check out some of the great online classes Heidi Dean has to offer!

Check out some of the great online classes Heidi Dean has to offer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Richard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 – NETWORKING & Share content.

Screen Shot 2016-03-31 at 8.18.27 AMRichard “RB” Botto: Founder and CEO of Stage 32 and the Co-Founder and CEO of Fair Warning Productions. I am also an actor, voice actor, producer and screenwriter repped by David Greenblatt of Greenlit Creative. My screenplays have been semi-finalists and finalists at a variety of competitions including The Page, Nicholl, and Creative World Awards. I was an associate producer on Sam Levinson’s first film, ANOTHER HAPPY DAY which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and featured Ellen Barkin, Demi Moore, Thomas Hayden Church, Kate Bosworth, and Ellen Burnstyn.

Prior to launching Stage 32, I was the founder, publisher and editor of RAZOR Magazine, a national men’s lifestyle magazine which had a readership of 1.5 million at its peak. I was also a sports radio host on a variety of programs on ESPN and Fox affiliates. I have been a teacher, moderator, and panelist at various colleges and conferences (AFM, SXSW, London FF, SWW) around the world speaking on a variety of subjects including screenwriting, social media, and business. Additionally, I have appeared on MSNBC, CNBC, Fox News, and other news and entertainment outlets speaking on the film and tech industries. My book on crowdsourcing will be published by Focal Press in 2015. Oh, and I was once named one of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors (no lie)

Stage32.com

Twitter.com/Stage32

Twitter.com/RBWalksIntoABar


RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON 

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

 

 

 

 


 

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.  

Mr @BillyDaMota, #Casting #Director talks to @ActingUpRadio – Pay-for-Play Auditions for Actors, PAYOLA?

Billy DaMota, Casting Director, Director, Writer Twitter: @BillyDaMota

Billy DaMota, Casting Director, Director, Writer
Twitter: @BillyDaMota

Billy DaMota, Casting Director, Director, Writer, talks to ActingUpRadio.com radio about the recent article in Hollywood Reporter: “New Hollywood Economy: Pay-for-Play Auditions for Actors Gain Dominance.”

This 33 minute interview was done via Skype and without interruptions.

Check out this amazing interview with Billy DaMota and his take on how Hollywood WAS and how it is now, and how actors can change this landscape.

Coming Soon: Billy Damota’s new book:

“Why do you care?” or “Why make such a big deal?” Yes, I could stay silent or uninvolved. Even taking the position that I could never personally engage in the racket that I am about to talk about here, why should I care what other people decide to do, even if it is illegal, unethical, or unprofessional?

The answer is because I believe that as a casting director, the payola scheme in Hollywood directly affects me – and not in a positive way.

Screen Shot 2016-04-03 at 3.43.52 PMI love my profession, I love the art that so many of my colleagues create with their talent, I love the actors without whom I would not have a career or a livelihood, and I personally believe that casting directors and actors deserve much more credit than they receive from their peers.

I think that casting directors are being hoodwinked. They are being led down a path of ethical and professional doom by an insidious and unscrupulous swindle which has learned how to manipulate both the casting and acting communities for its own gain. In all of this, everyone suffers. Actors, who work so hard to get on the radar of those who can hire them are now paying a hefty sum to pass through the pay-for-access toll booth. Misguided casting directors and their staffs are being exploited in an ugly and greedy undertaking that is pushing our profession further down the road of ethical failure and even further away from recognition by the entertainment industry for our legendary accomplishments as casting directors. When casting remains the only main title profession not recognized by the Academy for an Oscar®, do we need to create more obstacles?

I am writing the book as a wake-up call to the industry as a whole. I want people to see how damaged the current state of our profession has become with the sincere hope that we can make the changes that will put us all back on the right track.


 

You can reach Billy on Twitter:
@BillyDamota

Billy Damota’s website: TierJump.com 
the radio show
@ActingUpRadio
and the host @WillRobertsUSA

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.

Get the ActingUpRadio app FREE for iPhone, Android and pads @ : https://appsto.re/us/apv3I.i

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#Actor Will Roberts Of @ActingUpRadio .com talks with @MarciLiroff CSA & Audition Bootcamp!

Actor Will Roberts Host Of ActingUpRadio.com talks with Marci Liroff CSA & Audition Bootcamp!

Marci Liroff
Casting Director/Producer/Audition Coach, Marci Liroff Casting

         

 

LOS ANGELES – April 6, 13 & 20 2016 from 7pm-10pm

3-night class. April 6, 13 & 20 2016 from 7pm-10pm RSVP to liroffcasting@sbcglobal.net  $300 –  See details below

Do you feel like you leave your auditions wishing you’d done better and others are getting your opportunities?

Do you want a better understanding of the business as a whole so that you can be more empowered with knowledge?

Don’t you want more than the simplistic re-direct that you get from the CD workshops in town?

Join me for a 3-day intensive course to learn how to nail your auditions and grow as an actor.

I will provide you with an insider’s view into the competitive world of auditioning from the point of view of directors, producers, studio executives and casting directors.

From my over 35 years as a casting director, producer and acting coach I will explore:

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    • Break down the character and script
  •            Audition Technique
    • Online opportunities
    • Mindset
    • On-camera technique
    • Reconnect with the artist within you
    • How to make the audition room YOUR room
  •           Special Industry Guest Speakers

Each week I will dissect one audition scene and take each of you through the audition process — from initial pre-read through callback to final callback/test on camera.

In addition to sharing my personal insights, I will have industry guest speakers participate in classes two and three. Guest speakers through the years have been:

  • Director Mark Waters (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls)
  • Actor Willie Garson (White Collar, Sex and the City)
  • Agent Brandy Gold (TalentWorks)
  • Director Norman Buckley (Pretty Little Liars, The Fosters, Gossip Girl)
  • Actor James Morrison (24)
  • Actor William Mapother (Another Earth, In The Bedroom)
  • Actor and director Melanie Mayron
  • Agent Mimi Mayer/Angel City Talent
  • Actor Romy Rosemont (Glee)
  • Manager Kristin Konig (MGMT Entertainment)
  • Producer Craig Perry (American Pie movies)
  • Producer/writer Dan Berendsen (Baby Daddy)
  • Actor Peter Mackenzie (Blackish, Trumbo)
  • …..to name a few!

“Your audition should not feel like a visit to the doctor! It is your time to show us what you’ve got. I will help you feel more in your body than you’ve ever felt before.” – Marci Liroff

Read what people are saying about Marci Liroff’s Audition Bootcamp

Make a commitment to yourself and take advantage of a rare opportunity to sharpen your audition skills under the guidance of one of the most respected and successful casting directors in Hollywood.

Because the highly interactive format will stress support and feedback, the course is limited to only a small number of participants.

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY : April 6, 13, 20, 2016 The cost for the three night class is $300 – 16 yrs old and up. Prior acting and auditioning experience is required.  RSVP to liroffcasting@sbcglobal.net

*(WHEN YOU RSVP SEND US YOUR PIC, RESUME & DEMO REEL)

*Your acceptance to the program will be based on review of your materials. 

Once accepted, someone will contact you immediately with all details, payment info and confirmation of your participation!

If you’re not in town and can’t attend the classes, make sure you take advantage of this course online:

How To Audition For Film And Television: Audition Bootcamp

Looking forward to working with you!

Marci Liroff

On @ActingUpRadio KEVIN E. WEST @TheKevinE, ACTOR, COACH, & UNIONS, Plus: ! @Backstage @WesamKeesh

Actors Radio this week:  KEVIN E. WEST, ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER talks about UNIONS! 

Plus: !  @Backstage @WesamKeesh

Acting Up Radio, Radio for Actors & the film industry.

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week: The Union Card


KEVIN E. WEST – ACTOR, COACH, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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This week Kevin and Will talk about UNIONS! 

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-Any real value?
-Should I stay Non-union
-Argument for
-Catch 22, Voucher, Self-Produce or mystery loophole

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

Twitter: @TheKevinE

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/9147841010/ 

 


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.com Magazine. 

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Mark Peikert of Backstage Magazine.

Talks about acting and Broadway.

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


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


RICK ZIEFF – ACTING IN VOICEOVERS – THE VOICE OF REASON 

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


 Wendy McPhail, CNC, FDN, NBCCT – Health Bytes ! 

CNC – Certified Nutritional Consultant. I provide education in nutrition for the individual seeking to regain their health as well as group seminars for parents and their children on health issues. Proper nutrition in the school age years can reinforce lifelong eating habits that contribute to a student’s overall well being. This will help them to grow and learn to their fullest potential, and then go on to lead a long, healthy life. I provide an introduction to the human body and to factors that prevent illness and promote or damage health.
Did you know that this generation of young people is the first that is forecast to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? 1 in 3 or 4 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The prevalence of overweight children among 6-11 year olds has doubled in the past 20 years and tripled for teens.

Adopting healthy behavior can have lifelong consequences. The goal of this education is not only to increase the parent’s health knowledge, but to create healthy behavior in the children of those parents. Health Education is most effective if parents are involved.

FDN – Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. Certification to utilize lab testing through Biohealth Diagnostics. FDN does not diagnose or treat specific diseases. Instead it explores the underlying causes of health challenges. Because symptoms are the last thing to be revealed in a disease process, usually function has been lost for some time. Symptoms are physical manifestations of a problem far deeper than most doctors are willing to look for. Like the tip of an iceberg, symptoms are a signal that there is dysfunction lying beneath the surface. When treatment is pills or surgeries to eradicate symptoms, the root cause is never discovered and dealt with. Health concerns can be managed and resolved with functional lab testing and integrative approaches to treatment.

NBCCT – Nationally Board Certified Colon Therapist through I-ACT (International Association for Colon Therapy). Colon Therapy is a wonderful adjunct to any health improvement plan, and is an excellent therapy for those in chronic states of ill health.

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Facebook: facebook.com/NetherspringsNutriFunction 

Wendy McPhail, NBCCT, CNC, FDN
National Board Cert. Colon Therapist
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition
WAPF Chapter Leader 
Nethersprings
(951)764-8685

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.  

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.