-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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We are bringing back Rus Garofalo of Brass Taxes (where I personally do my taxes). He was a hit last year, and he’s back with even more tips to help us all make this terrifying time just a little bit less scary. When it comes to taxes for creative professionals, there are so many nuisances […]

Brass Taxes CEO Rus Garofalo on Everything Actors Should Know About Taxes

February 22, 2024

Listen. I got my BFA. I trained all throughout LA, online and in person, and I’ve taken my share of great acting classes and terrible acting classes. I don’t want you to be as lost as I was, so I’m taking you through my philosophy on class and what you might need depending on the […]

How to Choose the Best Acting Class for You

February 20, 2024

I’m taking you through all of my advice for any actor wanting to decide on a new market to advance their careers. Almost 15 years in, I’ve got tons of experiences that I want you to learn from. We’re highlighting the importance of personal, financial, and professional factors before moving including your actor budget, what […]

February 7, 2024

We’re back with another installment in our headshot photographer miniseries with Atlanta based photographer Chase Anderson. Recommended by our resident Atlanta Queen Gabrielle Byndloss, Chase is a renowned photographer who has used his acting experience to enhance his clients session and get shots that work. In this episode we get into Chase’s journey from working […]

February 1, 2024

In this comprehensive guide, I’m using my 13 years in the acting industry to provide you with a step-by-step process to fostering a long-term, sustainable acting career in 2024. The emphasis is not just on how to break into the industry, but how to stay in it. I’m dispeling the myth that talent always equates […]

January 22, 2024

Happy New Year!! Gabrielle and I are right back into the swing of things and dive into a candid conversation about the ups and downs of being both a actors and entrepreneurs. I just moved, and so it truly feels like such a fresh start. With each fresh start though, it’s so important to set […]

January 11, 2024

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