On this episode of The Great Hollywood Adventure, power house casting director, Lisa London, talks about the casting process and shares some of the hugely important tips for actors contained in her new book FROM STAGE TO STARDOM. Her book is essential reading for every actor on how to survive in the business of acting. From networking to preparing for an audition, to making strong choices when you are reading for a part and what casting agents are looking for.
Today on The Great Hollywood Adventure we talk to Scott Feinberg from The Hollywood Reporter about film history, the problems with producing quality original content, and advice on how to make it in this business.
Today on the Great Hollywood Adventure, we will be talking to the crew of the Actors Anonymous Podcast, Wesam and Jordan. We will discuss their journey, motivations, and the importance of having a team.
Today on the Great Hollywood Adventure we will be talking to Tehmina Sunny. Tehmina was born in London and from a very early age she put her artistic dreams aside. She went to college and got a job as a marketing executive, but one day she met an agent and decided to give acting a try.
Today on The Great Hollywood Adventure we will be talking to Darren Darnborough. Darren is an actor, director, film maker and entrepreneur from England. He’s been part of shows like 2 Broke Girls, True Blood, and the Darkness Descending. Today we will be talking about how he became an actor, his business (we rehearse). We will also be going over some great advice for people in the entertainment industry that need to be their own entrepreneur
Today on the Great Hollywood Adventure we will be talking to John Levey and Melanie Burgess. John and Melanie are casting directors of shows like Southland, ER, and Shameless. Today on the Great Hollywood Adventure we will be talking about how John got involved in casting, how John and Melanie started working together, authenticity of representation, connecting with roles, and professionalism in the audition room.
Today on The Great Hollywood Adventure we will be talking about Taryn's change from being an actor in traditional media into new media. We will also be talking about training and development for actors, being an entrepreneur, and creating your own content.
Scott was born and raised in New York and he went to college in buffalo. He is an executive producer, creator of theatrical productions, live events and television specials. Most of Scotts work involves him traveling back and forth from New York and Los Angeles.
Randal Kleiser was born in July 1946 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. He moved to Los Angeles and went to USC's film school when he was 18. He was the director, for films like: Grease, The blue Lagoon, Honey I Blew the Kid, and Getting it Right. Today Randal talks to us about his new short called Defrost.
Jeff Kleiser is a visual effects supervisor and CEO of Synthespian Studios. He has worked on movies like Tron, X-Men, and Fantastic 4. Today we talk about how he got involved In film and The Visual Effects Society. We also talk about networking, branding, training, and what its like for actors to work with green screens.
David Banks was born in Petaluma California David Banks mostly works on commercials. He's been in commercials for companies like: Samsung, Best Buy, Kraft, California Raisins, Bank of America, and C&H Sugar.
Damien is an actor and trained martial arts expert. In his interview on The GHA, Damien chats about how he transitioned to an acting career from a stunt background and shares some advice for fellow actors and great overall life advice.
Shane Fazen is a Tae Kwon Do black belt, international Muay Thai pro fighter, amateur boxer, personal striking coach and a fitness instructor. He was born and raised in Philadelphia. Before Shane dedicated himself full time to creating youtube videos he was a bartender and a personal trainer. Today shane joins us and talks about running his youtube page( Fight tips), teaching people self defense, and his fighting experiences.
KC Wayland and Grayson Stone are the team behind the "We’re Alive" podcast, a zombie apocalypse drama set in Los Angeles with several seasons and over 36 million downloads. KC started "We're Alive" back in 2009 and has grown the show to cult status. Grayson joined KC's team as an intern and is now a producer on the show.
Allen Barton Allen was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, grew up in nearby Lexington, and returned to Cambridge to attend and graduate from Harvard University, where he majored in Russian & Soviet Studies. After he finished at Harvard he moved out to LA. Today Allen Barton joins us and talks about being an actor, play write, director, classical pianist, and being CEO of the Beverly Hills Playhouse.
Ray Jimenez is founder of Embolden Entertainment, a management company representing personalities in Music, Sports, Modeling, Acting, and beyond. Noah and Brett sit down with Ray and track through his involvement with entertainment from singing at a young age to event production and corporate dealings.
Scott is an acting coach and motivational speaker. He is also the author of the bestselling books, “The Eight Characters of Comedy, A Guide to Sitcom Acting and Writing” and “Scott Sedita’s Guide To Making It In Hollywood. 3 Steps to Success. 3 Steps to Failure."
Gary Marsh is an entrepreneur, founder of one of most widely used services used by actors: Actor's Access & Breakdown Services. Gary built his business from the ground up with actor’s/actress’s in mind.
Olaniyi is a former NFL running back for the New Orleans Saints. He is currently a firefighter & entrepreneur. He works with young elite athletes, training them to develop the habits & mindset necessary to dominate their sport and their life.
Brian Patacca is a Life and Career Coach for Actors and Actresses and Leader of the Actor Accountability Salon. His resume for teaching and coaching actors has spanned years and locations in New York, Los Angeles, and London. Patacca’s personal work has delved in and out of commercial and television acting, with beginnings Off-Broadway in New York.
Hal Elrod is a #1 Bestselling Author, born on May 30 in 1979. His last book “The Miracle Morning” inspired thousands of people and improved their lifes. Today we have Hal Elrod at the Great Hollywood Adventure and we talk about his #1 Bestselling book “The Miracle Morning”, his experience with a near fatal car accident and his successful recovery.
John Rosenfeld is an acting teacher. he is mostly known for his work in bruce almighty (2003), Rat Bastard (1998) and The Dangling Conversation (2004). Today John joins us and talk to us about how he became an acting teacher and technique that he uses in his class. We also talk about being an actor, the difference in acting in New York and LA, and success in networking.
Alexis Carra is an Actress, Dancer, and Producer with credits in several Broadway plays including “Wicked” and TV series performances on “Mixology” and “Recovery Road”. A native of Tampa, FL with Argentinen and Cuban ancestry, Yale graduate Carra spent seven years performing on and off Broadway before moving out to L.A. and building up traction in television.
Today at GHA we have a talk with Irina Voronina. Irina is a Public Figure with 5 million + Facebook fans & Twitter Followers. Formerly Playboy’s Miss January, voted Model of the year, with several print campaigns and magazine appearances.Today we’ll talk about her way from the model industry into the entertainment industry.
Howard Lapides is a manager in show business. he’s been involved in radio and comedy. he has worked with people like Dr.Drew, Jimmy Kimmel, Adam Carola, Tom Green, Carson Daly, and Mike Catherwood. He has a management company called Lapides Entertainment Organization that focuses on talk, and comedy.
Tracy Mapes is the Director of Celebrity Endorsements, Branding, and Reality at the prestigious Imperium 7 Talent Agency. She has a done a lot of things in the business — Production , Writing , Producing , Directing , Casting , and ten years of expertise as a Talent Agent , which aids in the day to day operations of IMPERIUM 7
Ajarae Coleman is a successful actress as well as a director and entrepreneur. She was raised in New Jersey and now she lives in Los Angeles where she gets to raise the creative bar for herself every day. She got a biological Anthropology degree at Havard , trained at UCLA and the Beverly Hills Playhouse , and booked roles on ABC's PRIVATE PRACTICE and SCANDAL , NBC's DAYS OF OUR LIVES.
Helene Phillips was born on September 24, 1956 in Los Angeles, California. She is a passionate dancer and has always been one. “Came out of the womb dancing” she tells us. She was a dancer major at UCLA and had a year long scholarship at the Roland Dupree Dance Academy. She was part of “Solid Gold”, “The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite”, “Staying Alive”, “Going Berserk”, “Dr. Detroit” and also “Airwolf”
Mark Teschner is the casting director of “General Hospital”, which is a show running for 52 years already. Before that, he lived in New York and worked on Broadway Sets and did lots of other things around the business of an actor. In today’s episode we talk with Mark Teschner about what it is like being a successful casting director and what role actors play into it.