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Johnny Rey Diaz. Aaron Arnold. Austin Arnold. Remember those names. Because soon they will be in flashing lights on Hollywood Blvd...or will they? We are three working actors and filmmakers talking about our highs and lows as we pursue a career in the film/TV industry. We are not experts, just a couple of friends having fun on the journey. Each week we will have various guest industry pros that know a little more than we do. Our guests will include everyone from well-known actors and directors to comedians and agents. We chat about how they got started, the challenges they faced and the secret to creating a career and "SURVIVING" in Hollywood.

Surviving Hollywood Surviving Hollywood

    • TV & Film
    • 4.5 • 29 Ratings

Johnny Rey Diaz. Aaron Arnold. Austin Arnold. Remember those names. Because soon they will be in flashing lights on Hollywood Blvd...or will they? We are three working actors and filmmakers talking about our highs and lows as we pursue a career in the film/TV industry. We are not experts, just a couple of friends having fun on the journey. Each week we will have various guest industry pros that know a little more than we do. Our guests will include everyone from well-known actors and directors to comedians and agents. We chat about how they got started, the challenges they faced and the secret to creating a career and "SURVIVING" in Hollywood.

    Acting in The Suicide Squad [Gerardo Davila]

    Acting in The Suicide Squad [Gerardo Davila]

    Episode 106. Joining us on the podcast is actor Gerardo Davila. He worked with Johnny several years ago on a feature film they shot in Texas. Today we talked about his work in the new film "The Suicide Squad." He talks to us about working with director James Gunn, the audition process and his acting career. 

    • 36 min
    Our Film Festival Premiere

    Our Film Festival Premiere

    Episode 105. We were on a bit of a hiatus cause we were all so busy, but today's episode we are giving you a quick update in our busy lives and also letting you know that the short films we produced and directed will be playing at two upcoming film festivals. Here is the info:


    Pasadena Film Festival:


    Easters Eggs - Friday Sept 10th @ 6pm

    Instant Gratification - Wed Sept 15th @ 8pm


    Noho Cinefest


    Letter From God - Friday Oct 1st @ 5pm

    Instant Gratification - Wed Oct 6th @ 6pm

    • 19 min
    Writer/Creator of The Shade Room [Angie Nwandu]

    Writer/Creator of The Shade Room [Angie Nwandu]

    Episode 104. In today's episode we are joined by the talented Angelica Nwandu. She is the creator of the hugely successful, "The Shade Room." She talks to us about how she came up with the idea, how it grew to a massive success and how she is currently writing and producing a feature film called, JuJu, with Issa Rae and LaLa Anthony. 

    • 39 min
    Feature Film Director Gino McKoy [Lumina]

    Feature Film Director Gino McKoy [Lumina]

    Episode 103. In today's pod we are joined by film director Gino McKoy. He talks to us about directing his first full sci-fi feature film, LUMINA, shot entirely in Morocco and starring Eric Roberts. He explains the details behind acquiring funding, having to change his entire cast and shooting in another country. 

    • 42 min
    Biggest Audition Mistakes Actor Make in 2021 [Andrea Courtney - The Green Room]

    Biggest Audition Mistakes Actor Make in 2021 [Andrea Courtney - The Green Room]

    Episode 102. Today we are joined by talent manager Andrea Courtney of The Green Room. She talks to us about how the industry has changed post-covid, the bubble acting markets in each region, what she looks for in talent and her biggest client pet peeves. 

    • 45 min
    How NFT's can affect Hollywood

    How NFT's can affect Hollywood

    Episode 101. In this episode we give a little update on our busy lives. We talk about bookings, producer's sessions and being pinned on projects. We also talk about the new world of NFT's and how they could affect the industry moving forward and if they are a viable source of income for actors and artists alike. 

    • 40 min

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Hollywood - Land of Dreams

These are all the stories of the trials and tribulations of those seeking fame, fortune, and the attention of paparazzis. While there are no shortcuts to success, the stories and tips the three hosts and their guests share will help anyone who has come to the land of the stars seeking success.

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