92 episodes

It's a Slate of Mind with Alison Haselden is a podcast designed to spark honest, unfiltered conversations within the entertainment industry community about things we're all thinking but don't talk about enough. It can feel isolating in this digital age (anyone else trapped in a self-tape bubble?), but we don't have to go it alone. Alison invites you to join her circle of friends new and old as we tackle the industry together.

It's a Slate of Mind Alison Haselden

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

It's a Slate of Mind with Alison Haselden is a podcast designed to spark honest, unfiltered conversations within the entertainment industry community about things we're all thinking but don't talk about enough. It can feel isolating in this digital age (anyone else trapped in a self-tape bubble?), but we don't have to go it alone. Alison invites you to join her circle of friends new and old as we tackle the industry together.

    Ep. 92: 12 Things to Do When Your Acting Career Feels Slow

    Ep. 92: 12 Things to Do When Your Acting Career Feels Slow

    We all have those slow seasons in our acting careers. They can make us overthink, doubt ourselves, and just get plain frustrated. Some actors struggle to know what to do to fill the time, or struggle to find the motivation to be proactive when auditions and bookings are slow. So I made you a list of 12 activities that will benefit your acting career, and help you level up! 



    Connect with Me:

    AlisonHaselden.com

    IG: @alison_haselden

    IG: @beyondacting

    • 20 min
    Ep. 91: 26 Ways for Actors to Get Camera Ready

    Ep. 91: 26 Ways for Actors to Get Camera Ready

    We asked, you answered! Here are 26 ways that actors in our Beyond Acting community help themselves feel healthy, strong, and confident before and during a film or TV shoot. From physical and mental health, to skincare and beauty, to food and drinks, we've got you covered!



    For all the daily insight, check out our Instagram Stories over @BeyondActing ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/beyondacting/​

    Or connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondActingCourses

    For all my actor marketing tips and hacks, head to ➡️ https://www.alisonhaselden.com/

    • 24 min
    Ep. 90: How to Protect Your Mental Health as an Actor with Michelle Shlafman

    Ep. 90: How to Protect Your Mental Health as an Actor with Michelle Shlafman

    Psychotherapist Michelle Shlafman is back on the podcast, talking about techniques specifically for actors to protect their mental health. In this episode, she chats with Alison and Alex on a Clubhouse session about: Is acting a poor career choice for a highly anxious being? At what line should an actor step away from acting if it harms their mental health? Is there and/or should there be a specific approach for actors to protect their mental health when tackling intense or trauma-oriented scenes? Especially for actors who have experienced trauma themselves in the past? What are some physical and mental practices actors can do to help process anxiety, difficult emotions or experiences? And How can actors create boundaries?

    Want to hear more from Michelle? Check out Episode 60: Tips for Actors with Anxiety

    For all the daily insight, check out our Instagram Stories over @BeyondActing ➡️ https://www.instagram.com/beyondacting/


    Or connect with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BeyondActingCourses

    For all my actor tips and hacks, head to ➡️ https://www.alisonhaselden.com/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 89: Avail Checks, Pins, and Holds, Oh My!

    Ep. 89: Avail Checks, Pins, and Holds, Oh My!

    When it comes to the casting process there are a few funky words and phrases that tend to appear, and they can get pretty confusing (especially because each casting director might use them a little differently!).

    We know you’re already on an emotional rollercoaster, so we wanted to help make the ride a little less bumpy and overwhelming by breaking down a few casting terms: Avail check, pin, first refusal, and holds.

    Connect on Instagram:

    @alison_haselden

    @beyondacting



    AlisonHaselden.com 

    • 18 min
    Ep. 88: How Much Do Series Regulars Actually Make?

    Ep. 88: How Much Do Series Regulars Actually Make?

    A lot of actors have this idea that, "If I JUST book a series regular role on a TV show, all my problems will be solved!" -- but have you ever actually done the math on how much you'd be making, how much you'd have to spend, and how much you'd actually end up with in the bank by the end of the day? The answer might surprise you. In this episode, Alison breaks down the numbers so that you can make informed decisions now before you become a series regular.



    Instagram:

    @alison_haselden

    @beyondacting

    @itsaslateofmind

    • 25 min
    Ep. 87: Back to Basics - Headshots, Resumes, Reels

    Ep. 87: Back to Basics - Headshots, Resumes, Reels

    In the pursuit of a career as an actor, there are very few things in your control. You can't control bookings, or how a project is edited, etc. In fact, an actor can only truly control three things in their career: Their materials, their training, and their attitude. In this episode, we're going to do a quick refresher on the materials. The resume, the headshots, the demo reel footage/clips, and how they come together on an actor's Actors Access page.



    Beyond Acting's The Actor's Toolbox: https://beyondacting.teachable.com/p/the-actor-s-toolbox 



    Instagram:

    @alison_haselden

    @beyondacting

    @itsaslateofmind

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Light a Fire ,

The Ultimate No Brainer!!!

HOLY COW!! Alison and this podcast have blesssssed my socks off!! Her expertise and experience coupled with all of the amazing, seasoned guests she invites, will rock any actor’s/creative’s/artist’s world!! I literally listen to this podcast in the gym, in the car, at work... any chance I get! I’ve been tuning in since season 1 and will tune in, to infinity and beyond! If you’ve reached the end of this review and still haven’t subscribed, you’ve MISSED the point!! Go subscribe now!! You’re welcome! 🙌🙌

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A Lifesaver

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Danielle Tarmey ,

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On your down days (and as actors we can have many) several of Alison’s episodes will leave you feeling more empowered, more in control, or just plain more OK with the struggle that comes with being an actor. It is clear Alison cares about creating content that will help you with all aspects of being an actor.

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