16 episodes

An in depth look inside everything in the entertainment industry from the perspective of a talent manager and an actor. We will interview casting directors, producers, directors, talent agents, actors, and many more in the entertainment industry. Hearing their stories, how they got there, their triumphs and their struggles, and the lessons they learned that can help you as well.

Hosted by Thomas and Greg Bekkers from Apollo Management.

Instagram: @theapollopodcast
@apollotalent

Breaking Through with Apollo Apollo Management

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

An in depth look inside everything in the entertainment industry from the perspective of a talent manager and an actor. We will interview casting directors, producers, directors, talent agents, actors, and many more in the entertainment industry. Hearing their stories, how they got there, their triumphs and their struggles, and the lessons they learned that can help you as well.

Hosted by Thomas and Greg Bekkers from Apollo Management.

Instagram: @theapollopodcast
@apollotalent

    Anthony Meindl: Learning How to Be More of Yourself in Acting and Being Present

    Anthony Meindl: Learning How to Be More of Yourself in Acting and Being Present

    Anthony Meindl is the founder of Anthony Meindl's Actor Workshop, with studios in 10 cities over the world. Named best acting studio in Los Angeles.Today we talk about what to look out for in acting classes, what it means to act, and how to actually "stop acting". Trusting your instincts, making your own choices, and bringing your own essence to your acting. We also talk about how important presence and flow is for actors and how meditation can be such a great tool to train that. We cover a range of topics and lots of golden nuggets in this one and one you'll want to relisten to.


    Anthony Meindl is a guest teacher at David Lynch's Masters in Film Program, was a panelist at the GATE Story Conference founded by Jim Carey and Eckhart Tolle, and a guest speaker at the Association of Transformational Leaders (ATL) conference alongside Neal Donald Walsch (“Conversations with God”) and Jack Canfield (“Chicken Soup For the Soul”). Meindl is known for teaching the new generation of Hollywood stars led by Golden Globe Nominee Shailene Woodley (“Divergent”). He is a contributor to the Huffington Post and Backstage, as well as the author of the best-selling creativity book “At Left Brain Turn Right”; “Alphabet Soup For Grown-Ups”; and his latest, “Book the F#©king Job,” was listed as New Best Seller on Amazon for eight weeks. You can also check out his podcast: "In the Moment", as well as his Instagram: @anthonymeindl
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 1 hr 25 min
    What's Important for Actors with Agents and Managers with Zack Duncan Gilanyi

    What's Important for Actors with Agents and Managers with Zack Duncan Gilanyi

    Zack Duncan Gilanyi is a former talent agent and current talent manager at E85 Talent Management. He got real about the importance of truly caring for the client, and how he got into this industry to help actors feel more comfortable with their reps. He tells us exactly the way he thinks communication between and actor and their reps should be. The importance of keeping it casual. The need to really know your clients on a personal level to really represent them to the best of your ability. There's a lot to learn here!
    For more on Zack check out his Instagram @jdgilanyi
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Mindset and Mental Health with Casting Director Lindsay Chag

    Mindset and Mental Health with Casting Director Lindsay Chag

    Casting Director Lindsay Chag joins us today to discuss Mindset, psychology, and mental health are key for being a successful actor. In today's episode we go in depth on what type of mindset it takes to be successful in anything, but especially as an actor. How it affects your auditions and what you attract into your life. To be a successful actor you first have to have a successful mindset. Lindsay tells us exactly how and also how a lot of tennis equates to acting. Definitely lots of golden nuggets here.
    You can check out more from Lindsay at:
    lindsaychag.com and her instagram @lindsaychag1
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 1 hr 28 min
    How to Make Your Reel Stick Out to Casting with Andrea Bunker

    How to Make Your Reel Stick Out to Casting with Andrea Bunker

    Andrea Bunker is a casting director and has experience in comedy, long and short film, and television. She has worked on many films like Four Weddings, Men in Black International, and Big Little Lies. She tells us exactly what she looks for in submissions and auditions. The importance of the right way to have your reel edited. And how showing range is not that important or beneficial.
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Casting Director Michael Testa on the Casting Process and Writing Features

    Casting Director Michael Testa on the Casting Process and Writing Features

    Michael Testa is is a casting director and writer. He has cast the original Roswell and movies like The Glass Jaw, Don't Look Back, and many, many more features. Make sure to listen in on how he became a casting director and the advice he gives for auditions. He also shares his casting process as well as what he's working on now.
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 46 min
    Ramani Leah on the importance of good questions in the audition and a good reel

    Ramani Leah on the importance of good questions in the audition and a good reel

    Ramani Leah shares with us the story of how she became a casting director. How quarantine will change the casting process and the future of the industry. She also tells us the importance of questions in the audition process and other tips to ace the audition. What she finds important in an actor's marketing materials.
    Ramani is the casting director of Criminal Minds, has cast The Bates Motel, The Strain, and many more.
    Hosted by Greg and Thomas Bekkers of Apollo Management.
    For any questions that you would like answered on future episodes or anyone you'd like to see interviewed please DM us on Instagram.
    IG: @breakthroughapollo
    @theapollomanagement

    • 1 hr 13 min

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

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