-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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Sara Tomko was last on the podcast on Season 7 Episode 6, where she spoke about self-care and having the patience to earn success. Now, 3 seasons later, Sara is back on to talk about how life has changed since becoming Asta Twelvetress on SYFY’s Resident Alien. Along with being a series regular, Sara is […]

Resident Alien’s Sara Tomko on How Life Changes As A Series Regular

January 19, 2023

JT Billings is a WGA Award-winning LGBTQ+ writer. What started with a humble beginning as a Kansas City film editor has turned into a Paramount+ Empire, as JT works on ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK’s third season in the dual roles of Executive Producer and Showrunner as well as starts development on a [currently […]

“ARE YOU AFRAID OF THE DARK” Showrunner JT Billings on What It Takes to Write + Run a Hit TV Show

January 12, 2023

I wanted to make a podcast and YouTube video all about what actors *actually* do over the holidays. I know we always want to be doing something for our careers and using every minute of our time towards the next thing, but rest is a crucial part of being a creative person. But most of […]

December 20, 2022

Rawson Thurber last spoke on the podcast in Season 4, Episode 2 where he opened up about the writer/directing world. That was back in 2019, when he had an idea for a movie called Red Notice. Now, three years later, that movie has become the #1 Netflix Movie of All Time. With two more films […]

December 15, 2022

Four-time Emmy Award-winning Casting Director, John Frank Levey, is here to talk about his brand-new book, “Right for the Role”. He takes us through the casting process behind some of his iconic TV shows — including Shameless, Animal Kingdom, ER, China Beach, and The West Wing. There’s been many changes to casting since he first […]

December 8, 2022

Ciera Payton first joined us back in 2017 on Season 1, Episode 6, “Biracial Casting, Hollywood Diversity, and Envisioning Your Future” where she spoke to us about her Shameless audition and her day-to-day after moving to LA. Now, 5 years later, Ciera is accomplished actress, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Recently, Ciera portrayed Wendy Williams in the […]

December 1, 2022

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