-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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In this episode, I sit down with the fabulous Gabrielle Byndloss to reflect on the past year and discuss our wins and losses, or what we did well and what we did poorly. I’ve been doing this ever since my friend Ashli Pollard shared it with me, and I’ve found it to be a great […]

Working Actor Life: 3 Things We Did Well & Poorly in 2023

December 7, 2023

In this episode, Erica S. Bream (Altered Carbon, Star Trek Into Darkness, Echoes) and Cara Chute Rosenbaum (American Crime Story, The Mindy Project, The League) discuss the ups and downs of being actors in the industry. They held a Script Analysis Workshop with The Membership that was so good that I immediately enrolled in their […]

Casting Directors Erica S. Bream & Cara Chute Rosenbaum on Script Analysis

November 30, 2023

The strike is over and the tentative agreement is here for us to vote on by December 5th. To give you all the most information I can during this voting period, I wanted to bring you tow special guests: Charlie Bodin and Kevin E. West, members of the SAG Negotiating Committee. You may know Charlie […]

November 22, 2023

Gabrielle Byndloss is back for more candid conversations about our Working Actor Life. We dive deep into one of our most asked questions: how the heck did we get started on our side jobs? We get honest about the pros and cons about working from home (including having to work when you are deathly ill […]

November 17, 2023

I’m peeling back the curtain on exactly how I manage to run my acting career, One Broke Actress, being the CEO of Fast Forward Productions, and Co-CEO of The Membership. Be aware, you guys, I throw a LOT of stuff at you and I want to simply introduce what has helped me in my own life so […]

November 9, 2023

In this episode, I dive into the overwhelm of planning your next steps in your acting career. We all know how easy it is to get lost in the sea of overwhelm — floating in the oasis of “should I do this?” or “should I do that?” without knowing exactly which steps to take. I’m […]

October 26, 2023

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