-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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Today I wanted to share a little bit of my thoughts on the recent Casting Director controversy, as well as fact check my old blog post from 2018. Titled, “Little Acting Admin Tasks We Forget About”, this is a blog I wrote about actor homework given to me at the time by my then-coach Brian […]

Blog from 2018 Fact Check: “Little Acting Admin Tasks We Forget About”

March 23, 2023

I just had a week that was, objectively, very good. I was productive, got to go to an in-person callback audition for an indie film, and was put on avail for a national commercial. All in all, major wins, right? In hindsight, I can say yes. But in the moment, I was absolutely devastated. It […]

Tips & Advice For Coming Off A Not-So-Great Week Of Being An Actor

March 16, 2023

Seth Caskey, CSA, is on the podcast to share his thoughts on casting in 2023. He has worked with Elizabeth Barnes, CSA, since 2015 and has been involved with the Emmy-nominated Netflix series GLOW, What/If, Siren and Blood & Treasure. Seth is known as an “actor’s casting director” and is always looking for ways to […]

March 9, 2023

Rus Garofalo is teaming up with One Broke Actress to get rid of all the mystery behind taxes and creative professionals. When taxes come around, I know I get really stressed out with the dozens of W-2’s and 1099’s and what to write off and what not to write off and… it can be a […]

March 2, 2023

The one, the only, Caleb Ellis finally comes onto the podcast for a very special Valentine’s Day episode. A prolific writer, cellist, fitness coach, and ex-actor, Caleb has been with me since day one. After nearly 10 years together in Los Angeles, we answer listener-provided questions all about our relationship. We cover the essentials of […]

February 23, 2023

Brian Patacca is BACK! Brian is a personal coach for actors, helping them get what they want and achieve their goals without suffering. Known as the “Rep Whisperer”, Brian uncovers the unspoken truths about actors and their representation In this IGTV. We also discuss how important it is for actors to find fulfillment elsewhere while […]

February 16, 2023

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