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Malissa’s Motto, “One foot in front of the other.”
In this episode Malissa and I talk about:
Why you MUST invest in a self-tape setup.
What it means to be a bicoastal manager.
What she looks for when looking for new talent.
What a pitch deck is for actors looking for representation.
The importance of following up.
Your resume and skills should be honest.
Qualities of her favorite clients:
What Melissa wants actors to know but doesn’t have time to tell them:
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The Language of the Agents and the Casting Director is spoken in:
The outline of a resume: If you put so much stuff on it that it’s hard to read, it’s going to get deleted or discarded and you don’t want that!
The Film Section
Television/ New Media
How does a casting director get hired?
By reputation. Selling themselves and working with them and getting rehired.
How does the process work?
Ad agency hires the director
They will send scripts, usage, when it’s shooting, the boards, and conflicts, character breakdowns.
CD sends them out to agents-- to their favorite agents (about 10).
Agents send a list with pictures and CDs send back a list of who they want to see/ self-tape.
CDs send the auditions to the ad agency and the director.
Ad agency and directors send back a list of callbacks.
The client decides who gets the role.
Commercials are 50% unions 50% nonunion
Qualities of actors you love to have in the room:
Mistakes actors make in callbacks: They go into the callback putting too much pressure on themselves.
“You don’t go in asking for the job, you go in the room doing the job.”
Go in knowing...
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What is Life Coaching?
What are your ultimate goals?
Then we start to work on the action steps?
When they don’t get done, what is getting in your way?
“Don’t ever underestimate how good you have to be.”
The Importance of Core Work
"For Coaching work to be successful, it has to be nuanced."
Goals: What are you doing to achieve this goal?
“Anxiety and fear come into the room because they are there to serve us and protect us.”
“Choose your hard.”
Choose the hard that serves you and your end goals.
Tool: Ask yourself, “What’s happening now?”
Fight, flight, or fawn— Show up in auditions
Know yourself and...
We are each the product of our own belief system
Carl Jung, “Man is so imprisoned in his type of thinking that he is simply incapable of fully understanding another standpoint.”
Warranty, “if you don’t like the one you have, you can return it for one that is more preferable.”
You can change the beliefs that created your reality.
Limiting Belief: Something you accept about life, about yourself, about your world and the people in it that limits you in some way.
Curt Carlson, “Obstacles are those frightening things you see when you take your eye off the target.”
The thing that gets in the way: all the bullshit in the industry that has actors going in too many directions.
Big T Truth vs little t truth:
Write down 3 Limiting Beliefs about you or your acting career.
Ask yourself these Empowering Questions:
Get the FREE PDF of 8 Questions To Ask Before Doing an Intimate Scene by clicking HERE!
Actors are trained to say yes, and consent is not engrained. Our job is to be a cocreator, a colleague and peer.
Clarification is not accusation.
The mitigation of power dynamics.
Somatic Regulation: How your nervous system talks to you. How we regulate or disregulate and how we engage in behaviors, reactions, responses based on past traumas, overwhelm, stress, or sleep.
The reactions are often from a disregulated nervous system and coming back into regulation and body can be very powerful.
How Amy helps get actors...
Katie matriculated from the Theater School at DePaul University with a BFA in Acting. She has lived and worked in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York City. She is an accomplished actor and singer working in theater TV, film, animation, audio books and commercials. Katie is also a company member of The Actors Center in NYC https://theactorscenter.org.
Katie recurs on the Hulu series The Looming Tower and the upcoming seventh season of Venture Brothers on Adult Swim. Her other recurring and guest role appearances include Law & Order: SVU, Chicago P.D, Glow, The Affair, Nurse Jackie Feed the Beast and Blue Bloods.
On stage, Flahive performed in Fidelis at the Public Theatre. She has also been seen on stage at Steppenwolf, Northlight Theater, Atlantic, Griffin Theater Company, Victory Gardens/Remy Bumpo and Theater on the Lake, among others.
As a teacher, Katie has taught at NYU (Atlantic Theater Company) (Stonestreet Studios) and guest...
I AM FEAR by Lou Tice
I am Fear. I am the menace that lurks in the paths of
Life, never visible to the eye but sharply felt in the heart.
I am the father of despair, the brother of procrastination,
The enemy of progress, the tool of tyranny.
Born of ignorance and nursed in misguided thought,
I have darkened more hopes, stifled more ambitions,
Shattered more ideals and prevented more
Accomplishments than history could record.
Like the changing chameleon, I assume many disguises.
I masquerade as caution. I am sometimes known as
Doubt or worry. But whatever I am called, I am still
Fear, the obstacle of achievement.
I know no master but one; is name is Understanding.
I have no power but what the human mind gives me,
And I vanish completely when the light of understanding
Reveals facts as they really are, for
I am really nothing.
Awareness, acceptance, and action.
Where do you feel fear?
When do I use fear for healthy reasons, and when do I...
Robert is currently starring as Weselton in Disney’s FROZEN. Other Broadway credits include: THE LION KING (Timon), THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (Durdles), ANYTHING GOES (Purser/Moonface), CHICAGO (Amos), THE LITTLE MERMAID (Chef Louis), CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, and JACKIE MASON’S LAUGHING ROOM ONLY. He was co-author and star of the hit Off-Broadway musical CAGNEY which ran at the Westside Theatre, NYC for over 500 performances. For that role he won the Fred Astaire Award for Outstanding Male Dancer and was nominated for the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best Lead Actor in a Musical. Last season he was a recurring guest star on the CBS series The Good Fight. Other guest-starring roles include Elementary (CBS), Law & Order (NBC), The Family (ABC), and Life on Mars (ABC). For his cabaret “Ain’t We Got Fun!” he won NYC’s prestigious Bistro Award for Outstanding Entertainer. His debut album ...
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