Celebrate the slings and arrows of pursuing an artistic life in NYC with Actor Hack Podcast. Join your new friends and mentors Caralie and Daniel for fun conversation with pros & amateurs alike as they break down barriers, demystify the theatrical industry, and more!
73: (Ben) There Done That, Went Back Anyway
Ben is a literary agent. We are re-releasing his episode because this one is definitely worth another listen. Ben says if you are having coffee to pick someone's brain, be prepared, treat it like a job interview and don't be afraid to brag. We also discuss walking into tech like you belong, exploring different avenues until you find the right fit, and the social demands of being an agent. www.theartisticpursuit.comFile Size: 4 [...]
72: How to Succeed in Videography with (Kaipo)
Kaipo Schwab is an film and television actor, entrepreneur, and podcaster. We speak about forming his wedding videography business, strategizing and branding as an actor, and developing his own podcast. Kaipo has made it his mission to mentor performers, particularly students graduating from his alma mater, Boston University. He has some big picture hacks that are life savers. www.theartisticpursuit.comFile Size: 48741 kb [...]
71: adding baking powder with (Christopher)
Christopher Graves has done commercial, voice-over, stage, and camera acting. Recently he self-published a horror novel based on his screenplay. We talk about sharing your work-in-progress with the right people, producing a web-series, and why we love horror. www.theartisticpursuit.comFile Size: 41151 kbFile Type: mp3Download File [...]
70: Findaspot with (Derrick)
Derrick Denicola was Daniel’s college roommate! He moved to LA to pursue film and television. He and his team have just released an app called Findaspot, which pinpoints central meet up locations based on the starting points of all participants. Search by all Yelp categories to find the type of location you need. We discuss improv, traffic in LA, patents, and failing in order to learn the lessons worth learning. [...]
69: Relentlessly Pleasant with (Jake)
Jake Lipman is the founder of Tongue in Cheek Theater Productions, which is now 12 years strong. She produces and directs and performs, and currently is developing a script called Relentlessly Pleasant. She talks about the unusual development process of this project, in which Caralie is participating. Jake also talks about taking a gap before starting undergrad and grad school, her administrative day job, how to avoid isolation in [...]
68: Kaizen with (Darren)
Darren Darnborough is an film actor, producer, and entrepreneur initially from the UK and now in LA. We speak to him about WeAudition, an app that unites actors who want to rehearse via video chat and utilize each other for self-tapes. It is also being used by casting directors to see new talent and as a supportive community. Darren strives for kaizen, which is the Japanese concept of continual improvement. www.theartisti [...]
Moving to NYC is overwhelming and the transition can be difficult. As an artist, this podcast helped ease my fears and embrace the transition with insightful first hand advice from peers in the industry who understand and want to encourage and inspire! Just wonderful!
Love these interviews. Not a lot of time wasted and great content. Wish they would improve the overall sound quality, but that will come in time I assume.
Do you want to be an actor? Do you want to chase your dream to New York? Listen to this podcast. It's funny, it's enlightening, but most importantly it's real.