298 episodes

Inside Acting is a weekly industry podcast for actors, by actors.

Each episode of Inside Acting brings you tips and insights from Los Angeles-area casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, personal finance gurus, and more. Get insider information on marketing yourself, creating your own work, and booking the gig – straight from the people who've been there, done that, and are doing it again.

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Inside Acting is a weekly industry podcast for actors, by actors.

Each episode of Inside Acting brings you tips and insights from Los Angeles-area casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, personal finance gurus, and more. Get insider information on marketing yourself, creating your own work, and booking the gig – straight from the people who've been there, done that, and are doing it again.

    Episode 314: Possibilitarianism

    Episode 314: Possibilitarianism

    In Episode 314—the final episode of the podcast as-it-is-now—Trev and AJ share a very candid reflection on how the past 9 years of producing the podcast together has informed their journeys, their perspectives, and their lives. It’s a fond farewell of sorts, and an exciting new beginning in every way.
    Total running time: 1:30:38.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Episode 313: Damon Lindelof (Part 2)

    Episode 313: Damon Lindelof (Part 2)

    In Episode 313, Trev and AJ chat about how actors might use some of the recently announced-Apple technology, as well as off their thoughts on how to get started in this industry—while experiencing the experience of overwhelm. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his conversation with writer, producer, and show-runner Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, The Leftovers).
    In part 2, Damon shares with us the unique challenges of getting his first few jobs in Los Angeles (there's a "fax machine"... ?). He also shares why ego can sometimes be a good and healthy thing in the industry, and breaks down some of the most potent wisdom he's absorbed and developed from years of meetings, pitches, and work. To wit:
    1. Be yourself.2. Do your research.3. Be passionate4. Don’t talk too much.
    Consider this interview series a blueprint for how to succeed in show business as a people person. We hope you love it as much as we do.
    Total running time: 1:31:33.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Episode 312: Damon Lindelof (Part 1)

    Episode 312: Damon Lindelof (Part 1)

    In Episode 312, Trev and AJ chat about self-taping while vacationing, and share news about the future of IAP. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his interview with none other than the prolific powerhouse that is writer, producer, and show-runner Damon Lindelof (Lost, Prometheus, The Leftovers).
    In part 1, Damon shares his early influences growing up in New Jersey, what he learned in film school at NYU, the major differences between film and television from the perspective of a writer, and the unique challenges of producing a television epic like Lost.
    If you’re a writer, grab a pen and paper for this one--it's jam-packed with wisdom from a down-to-earth professional at the top of his game.
    Total running time: 1:12:08.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Episode 311: Chip Chinery (Part 2)

    Episode 311: Chip Chinery (Part 2)

    In Episode 311, AJ shares a recent behind-the-casting-desk experience that makes a powerful case for us all to prioritizing our “stuff.” Then they're joined by actor, stand up comedian, and personal finance aficionado Chip Chinery to dig how Chip plays the financial game—specifically, how he hacks the system to capitalize on credit card rewards and earn himself free travel, signup bonuses, and other life perks along the way.
    Total running time: 1:15:40.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 310: Chip Chinery (Part 1)

    Episode 310: Chip Chinery (Part 1)

    In Episode 310, Trev and AJ continue their conversation about investing in one’s happiness for both the short- and long-term. Then they sit down with Chip Chinery - a working actor with several dozen co-star roles, a nationally-known stand up comedian, and the guy behind Chip’s Money Tips—a personal finance “hack” blog that every actor should be reading. In Part 1 of our conversation, Chip tells us about getting his start as both a comedian and an actor in LA, how and why he meticulously tracks every aspect of his career, and a few tricks he’s learned booking dozens and dozens of commercials and TV gigs.
    Total running time: 1:00:17.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 1 hr
    Episode 309: Deconstructing Podcasting (feat. Hollywood Hustle)

    Episode 309: Deconstructing Podcasting (feat. Hollywood Hustle)

    In Episode 309, Trev and AJ sit down for a super-sized conversation with Daniel Tuttel and Michael Lutheran—the epic gentlemen behind the Hollywood Hustle podcast. In this far-reaching  roundtable discussion, we break down the science of podcasting and what we’ve learned from over a decade of collective experience: the do’s, the don’t’s, the questions to ask and answer (and the questions you can safely ignore), and more.
    Total running time: 2:10:48.
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    Support for this episode of Inside Acting comes from:* VO2GoGo – www.vo2gogo.com/start* Rehearsal Pro – www.rehearsal.pro/IAP* You! – www.insideacting.net/contribute

    • 2 hr 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
217 Ratings

217 Ratings

Antkona ,

A True Gem

How have I not written a review yet? I’ve been listening to this podcast consistently for the last three years, right around when I decided I was going to make acting a career. Since then I have enjoyed every episode and even turned a few on repeat when I need extra motivation or inspiration. These guys are the real deal and wholeheartedly care about creating a positive community for actors at all levels. I live in a small market and this podcast has helped me stay connected to the industry, learn more about the craft and above all else give me hope. Keep up the great work guys!

erikam777 ,

Good conversations, too much umm’ing and uhh’ing

It would be better listening if it was locked in a bit more.

gabigail7130 ,

Every actor needs to listen to this podcast

This podcast has helped me change the course of my career and given me countless business of acting tips never taught in school. Love these guys and all the inspiration they bring.

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