40 episodes

I'm a Casting Director, Audition Coach, Career Consultant and Mom dedicated to helping young actors and their parents find their way through this confusing yet exciting business! Join me as I speak with all kinds of people who have gone through this journey just like you, as well as other experts in this small world of "Hollywood".

The Young Actor's Guide Dana Bowling

    • Arts
    • 5.0, 122 Ratings

I'm a Casting Director, Audition Coach, Career Consultant and Mom dedicated to helping young actors and their parents find their way through this confusing yet exciting business! Join me as I speak with all kinds of people who have gone through this journey just like you, as well as other experts in this small world of "Hollywood".

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
122 Ratings

122 Ratings

TheBaderKids ,

A podcast for acting and inspiration!

Dana provides so much insight to this very big world of entertainment while keeping it positive. As she inspires both the young actor and the parents to keep working towards their best she is real that there will be challenges. It really is nice to hear the balance. Many times, I share her podcast with my business partners because so much of her work on this podcast applies to adults and overcoming their own fears in the big beautiful world. Thank you so much!

GIGIZG ,

Dana’s podcasts

I just started listening to Dana’s podcasts. These should be required reading for all parents of child/teen actors! I have learned so much such as tips to improve our relationship with my teen’s manager. Dana is very experienced, knowledgeable and articulate. She can quickly bring you up to speed about what to look out for in this crazy web of the show business. I highly recommend listening to all of Dana’s podcasts!

LOVED the #130 podcast The fine line between bragging and letting people know what you are doing! So helpful!!! Can you further explain your suggestion about not posting about how hard you have worked to book a job? I had a difficult time wrapping my brain around that one. THANK YOU!!! My husband listens to you as well! We love you!

WE LOVED #132 interviewing Nikki Mincks! Such great information! You and Nikki are both so smart, knowledgeable and just a wealth of information!!! Please keep doing your podcasts!
You should take Barbara Walters seat...she would give you her blessing!
#136 was just what I needed to hear! Thank you Dana and Valerie! I learn something new from each podcast! So many of the things discussed I could relate to and it definitely gave me some important food for thought. You are a wonderful resource for parents of actors! Please keep it up!

This is Zac, and I love your podcasts!! They’re so informational, and I always learn so much from listening to them. I just finished #137, and one of the major things that applied to me was the segment on not shaking the Casting Directors’ hands. I always shake someone’s hand when I meet them, and this will take some practice so that I can stop this habit. Thank you so much for releasing all of these amazing podcasts!!!

sf513 ,

Great Advice, Tips and Inside Insite!

My 15-year-old took a little break and now she is back at it and this podcast is helping us both so much!
She was told at 13 by a top agency that they loved her but, that she is in a ”dead age range”. She decided to break from auditions to concentrate on other interest for a little while.
In that time ”Friends” brought her self-esteem down, but your podcast has really helped her remember that she loves this any everyone's opinion is different and it's more about the love of acting!

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