28 episodes

What if there was a podcast that actually helped working actors develop their craft and build their careers? "The Working Actor" is the answer to that important question.

Produced by Casting Workbook and hosted by professional actor, coach and director, Omari Newton, the show was created to introduce working actors to the important conversations that are shaping the Film, Television & Stage industries and the people that are leading them. Each 60 minute episode is recorded live via video livestream, and the audience is encouraged to join a real-time chat conversation during each show and to participate through a candid Q&A with the guests.

From the top Casting Directors & Film Producers, to the leading Publicists, Directors, Studio Execs and successful actors - "The Working Actor" is considered the number one podcast series for actors who are serious about building their craft and expanding their creative careers.

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What if there was a podcast that actually helped working actors develop their craft and build their careers? "The Working Actor" is the answer to that important question.

Produced by Casting Workbook and hosted by professional actor, coach and director, Omari Newton, the show was created to introduce working actors to the important conversations that are shaping the Film, Television & Stage industries and the people that are leading them. Each 60 minute episode is recorded live via video livestream, and the audience is encouraged to join a real-time chat conversation during each show and to participate through a candid Q&A with the guests.

From the top Casting Directors & Film Producers, to the leading Publicists, Directors, Studio Execs and successful actors - "The Working Actor" is considered the number one podcast series for actors who are serious about building their craft and expanding their creative careers.

    Lewis/Kay Casting - The Working Actor - Ep 123

    Lewis/Kay Casting - The Working Actor - Ep 123

    Omari is joined by Jenny Lewis & Sara Kay of Lewis/Kay Casting (The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Letterkenny). Jenny & Sara share their stories on how they became Casting Directors, explain the process of Casting and the position they are in when auditioning Talent, the importance on matching 'tone' in an audition for a show currently on air, and tips for Self Taping at home.

    • 16 min
    Nutritionist Kyle Buchanan - The Working Actor Ep 130

    Nutritionist Kyle Buchanan - The Working Actor Ep 130

    Omari sits down with Actor and Nutritionist Kyle Buchanan (Global TV's The Morning Show, Backstage Magazine). Buchanan shares tricks and tools to help actors feel their best, and subsequently perform at their best when the time comes. We learn which foods to avoid when battling anixety, the importance of self talk, breathing, and the holy grail that is tea!

    • 19 min
    Producer Kevin Krikst - The Working Actor - Ep 128

    Producer Kevin Krikst - The Working Actor - Ep 128

    Omari is joined by Producer Kevin Krikst (Rhombus Media: Closet Monster, Possessor, Disappearance at Clifton Hill). Krikst shares his journey from film school to producing his first feature. The two discuss the importance of being abe to multitask, and the role patience plays when working to make a film. Krikst shares his thoughts on social media and reputation, how Canadian media is perceived, and what companies can do to improve diversity in media both on screen and behind the camera.

    • 17 min
    Casting Associate Allen Hooper - The Working Actor - Ep 127

    Casting Associate Allen Hooper - The Working Actor - Ep 127

    Christopher Bennett sits down with Casting Associate, Allen Hooper (Modern Family, Ugly Betty, Superior Donuts). Hooper discusses being the associate for the entire run of Modern Family and the role he plays alongside the Casting Director. Hooper shares the excitment that comes with pilot season, and offers his tips on how to self tape like a professional.

    • 17 min
    Everything Motion Capture w/ Graham Qually - The Working Actor - Ep 126

    Everything Motion Capture w/ Graham Qually - The Working Actor - Ep 126

    Omari Newton interviews Graham Qually (Founder & President of Beyond Capture Studios). We learn about the world of Motion Capture and what a typical day would like for an Actor 'in the suit'. Graham shares insights on how Motion Capture has always cast the best actor for the role, and the importance physicality has in portraying a character.

    • 16 min
    Casting Workbook Founder Susan Fox - The Working Actor - Ep 125

    Casting Workbook Founder Susan Fox - The Working Actor - Ep 125

    Christopher Bennett interviews Susan Fox (Casting Workbook Founder, C.E.O.). Christopher and Susan sit down to discuss the year that was 2020 and the impact the pandemic had on the industry. They share why Casting Workbook decided to start 'The Working Actor', and talk about the new and exciting technology that Casting Workbook has developed. Susan surprises Christopher by turning the interview around on him and shares some hilarious facts!

    • 15 min

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