-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 week’s episode, I had the pleasure of interviewing Drew Talbert, the creator behind the popular TikTok account @drew_talbert. I met him during a panel at the Groundlings and he has so much to share with you all. We talked about his journey as an actor and how he stumbled upon success with his […]

TikTok Star Drew Talbert on the SAG Influencer Contract

August 17, 2023

Continuing our conversation from last week about Episodic Season, let’s talk this week about the mental work involved…⁠⁠Yes, this is so much tangible stuff to prep here, but what about the non-tangible things? ⁠⁠We all know actors spend a lot of time alone: working on sides or scenes, characters, their process, etc. we also tend […]

Mental Prep for Episodic Season (Part 1)

August 10, 2022

You have probably heard the term being thrown around a ton recently so let’s define it here. ⁠ This is a copy of a One Broke Actress email that was sent to all the subscribers, you should join the list so you get all this content! Episodic Season is July-November when pilots have been picked […]

August 4, 2022

Come with me as I prepare to film a self-tape for a very fancy-schmancy commercial audition. While parts of my routine have changed since I filmed this video, I thought that there was still a lot of useful information shared. From when I start preparing for an audition to how I get myself in the […]

July 25, 2022

Starting a new YouTube channel is intimidating. From editing to thumbnails to getting good watch time — there’s a ton of moving factors to consider. Instead of trying to go it alone, I decided to reach out to my friend Kurt Yue. You might know him from his roles on Black Widow, Cobra Kai, or […]

July 25, 2022

I made this video for my Patreon members to test out on YouTube in February and am finally releasing it into the world! I am a working actor in LA and my days are way less glam than I think you would guess. So join me on a Saturday at home in LA as I […]

July 25, 2022

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