Marci Liroff’s AUDITION BOOTCAMP will get you in shape for pilot season! @MarciLiroff

AUDITION BOOTCAMP

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NEW CLASSES JUST ANNOUNCED!

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

 

While waiting for the next Bootcamp, order the Audition Bootcamp DVD:

 Marci’s Social Media:

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.  

! @ActingUpRadio this week: Joel Ackerman, Poo~Pourri viral video & @TheKevinE @Backstage @WesamKeesh

Actors Radio this week: Joel Ackerman, Director, Writer, Creator

Plus: !  @TheKevinE @Backstage @WesamKeesh

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

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week:

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Joel2-e1403147937630JOEL ACKERMAN, Chief Creative Genius

Joel Ackerman has established himself as one of the top generators of commercial YouTube views on the planet. He has been behind not one, but two of the most successful YouTube campaigns ever. Besides being writer/director of the popular Poo~Pourri video (over 35 million views), he was also creative director at Orabrush where he wrote, directed and produced videos that generated millions in views and sales. He was formerly a stand-up comic and lounge singer.

 



 

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


 

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.  

On @ActingUpRadio : Vincent Patterson – #Choreography + @Stage32 @TheKevionE @Backstage

Actors Radio this weekVincent Patterson – Director, Choreography

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

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Vincent Paterson Director, Choreography Nominations: Tony Award for Best Choreography, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Choreography

Weekly Actors Radio Broadcast. : This Week:

 

Vincent’s direction of the play GANGSTA LOVE, set in a boxing club, earned him a Los Angeles Drama-Logue award for Outstanding Director. He directed Prague’s National BlackLight Theater in a stunning version of GULLIVER’S TRAVELS.

Vincent is the Director, Writer, and Co-Choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s, VIVA! ELVIS in Las Vegas with over 1,000 performances.
Vincent directed the critically acclaimed opera MANON with soprano Anna Netrebko, conducted by Placido Domingo. The opera has been performed in Los Angeles, Berlin and Valencia, Spain. His direction of ANNA NETREBKO: THE WOMAN, THE VOICE received a nomination for ‘Best Television Arts Program’ at the Montreaux Film Festival. The DVD is the top selling classical DVD in European history.

Screen Shot 2016-02-03 at 4.31.25 PMAs a director and choreographer, Vincent created many works for Madonna and Michael Jackson including Madonna’s BLOND AMBITION TOUR (on which the film, TRUTH OR DARE is based), and her legendary Marie Antoinette VOGUE performance for MTV and the choreography for her videos EXPRESS YOURSELF and VOGUE. For Michael Jackson, with whom he worked for over 15 years, Vincent created the BAD TOUR, as well as SMOOTH CRIMINAL and BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from the Grammy to the SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW.

Vincent directed and choreographed the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier’s film, DANCER IN THE DARK, winner of the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Vincent’s short film, THRENODY, a dance-performance perspective on the tragedy of 9/11 has been broadcast nationally and won the Gold Prize at the Houston Film Festival. It was produced and shot by Joe Pytka.

Among the many films he choreographed are THE BIRDCAGE and CLOSER for director Mike Nichols, EVITA for director Alan Parker, HOOK for Steven Spielberg.

The TNT Telefilm, IN SEARCH OF DR. SEUSS, which Vincent directed and choreographed, received seven Emmy nominations.

He choreographed London’s West End production of LENNY for director Sir Peter Hall and LA Opera’s GRAND DUCHESS for director Garry Marshall.

Vincent received a Tony nomination for choreographing Hal Prince’s KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN.

He has directed commercials through DarkLight Productions and has choreographed over 150 commercials, many winning awards in collaboration with director, Joe Pytka.

Vincent has also directed many charitable events, among them 3 star-studded benefits for Alzheimer’s Organization. Each show Featureded highlights from Broadway musicals and starred luminaries from Broadway and hit TV series. He also directed 2 stellar benefits for APLA, featuring performers Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Logins, Nathalie Cole, Billy Joel, Elton John, Patty Austin, Sarah Brightman, Wynona Judd, Eddie Van Halen, and Sheila E.

He directed LOVING THE SILENT TEARS, a new musical with international stars, for two sold-out performances at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Vincent has also lectured around the world. He has spoken at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, The International Dance Festival in Monaco, The Lincoln Center Film Society, Dickinson College (where he received a Fellowship) and on several occasions at the Lincoln Center West Director’s Lab. He has taught acting in Los Angeles and dance around the world from Tokyo to Berlin to Los Angeles. He received his BA in Theater Arts from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

He has been a judge on televised Talent programs in Los Angeles and China.

He has worked with a star-studded list of musicians: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Lee Ann Rimes, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie, David Lee Roth, Slash, Whitney Houston, to name a few.


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


 

 

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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.  

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.

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

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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: