20 episodes

A no B.S. give and take from proven industry professionals about what it takes to build a career in Hollywood. Get the "need to know" info that most actors DON'T know but NEED to know. Created by Michael Petrone, an actor who has booked over 80 Nationals, guest starred on shows such as 24, and CSI:New York, and was also "Sy Miller" on Days of Our Lives. He has also directed commercials here in the states as well as Europe, documentary films, pilots, and reality shows. He is the founder and instructor of Actors Ave, a premier acting studio in Los Angeles. For season 1, Mike is joined by seasoned casting directors Megan Foley and Chuck Marra who have cast over 3500 commercial spots. They now have a production company. They produce and direct award winning short films and are still active in the commercial world. They also teach a full scope acting class that encompasses every aspect of the industry. Megan and Chuck are hands on with every thing they do, from directing and producing, to teaching actors their craft!For season 2, Mike will chat with different industry guests each episode. From casting directors to talent agencies and talent management companies. Tune in to hear exactly what you need to be doing to succeed as a working actor.

The Insiderz Michael Petrone with guests Megan Foley and Chuck Marra plus special guests. PRODUCER: Priscela Izquierdo

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 29 Ratings

A no B.S. give and take from proven industry professionals about what it takes to build a career in Hollywood. Get the "need to know" info that most actors DON'T know but NEED to know. Created by Michael Petrone, an actor who has booked over 80 Nationals, guest starred on shows such as 24, and CSI:New York, and was also "Sy Miller" on Days of Our Lives. He has also directed commercials here in the states as well as Europe, documentary films, pilots, and reality shows. He is the founder and instructor of Actors Ave, a premier acting studio in Los Angeles. For season 1, Mike is joined by seasoned casting directors Megan Foley and Chuck Marra who have cast over 3500 commercial spots. They now have a production company. They produce and direct award winning short films and are still active in the commercial world. They also teach a full scope acting class that encompasses every aspect of the industry. Megan and Chuck are hands on with every thing they do, from directing and producing, to teaching actors their craft!For season 2, Mike will chat with different industry guests each episode. From casting directors to talent agencies and talent management companies. Tune in to hear exactly what you need to be doing to succeed as a working actor.

    Stay Ready, Humble, and Generous.

    Stay Ready, Humble, and Generous.

    For our season finale, we welcome the Head of the Agency & Theatrical Department at 90210 Talent, Theo Caesar.  This episode is all about attitude, strength of spirit & mind, and helping others. Being in the industry since age ten, Theo is filled with knowledge, stories, and advice for actors. Tune in to hear how acting is an inside job, and to learn about the real anchors that keep an artist thriving and growing. 

    • 1 hr 35 min
    Quadrupling Down.

    Quadrupling Down.

    In this episode, we get a unique perspective from an industry veteran who started as a talent manager at the age of 13! Nick Roses of Pantheon shares his story.  It is a real and inspirational account of how to navigate not only the ups and downs of a career, but of life. We also chat about how he finds talent as well as his best piece of advice for actors. Highly personal and amazingly insightful, this episode holds nothing back. 

    • 53 min
    Behind the Scenes of Casting.

    Behind the Scenes of Casting.

    This week we welcome Michael Sanford, an Award Winning Casting Director with over 20+ years in the industry.  It’s safe to say he’s seen just about everything. Tune in to hear about his top advice for actors, the business side of acting, and how the industry has changed not just through the pandemic, but over the years. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Casting Down South.

    Casting Down South.

    We get down with one of the busiest casting directors in the South. Ryan Glorioso is a veteran of casting not only big budget features,  but also commercials and amazing TV shows like Preacher, The Purge, and 13 Reasons Why.  He shares his experience from his many years in the industry, highlighting the changes he’s seen as well as sheds light on actors most common mistakes.

    • 54 min
    The Commercial World.

    The Commercial World.

    In this episode, we focus on the commercial world of acting. Our guest today is Jamie Hernandez, the Head of the Adult Commercial Division at KMR Talent. She gives the lowdown on what every actor should know when it comes to the fast paced commercial industry.  Listen in to up your commercial IQ.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Casting Directors Know Best.

    Casting Directors Know Best.

    Mike  welcomes Cara Rosenbaum to the show! She is an Award Winning Casting Director who has worked on many great projects like Jumanji: The Next Level, The Mindy Project, and The People vs. OJ Simpson. They talk about casting network tv, co-stars, guest, stars, becoming a part of SAG, self tapes and more. It's definitely an informative good time!

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

JamaicanTee ,

Definitely needed!

I can not remember how I found their podcast, but the interview with Ryan from Glorioso Casting was filled with such great information and just confirmed that my wanting to move to Louisiana for my career in 2023 will be a great move! Will definitely be going through the rest of the Insiderz interviews.

the biz side ,

Very insightful!

It's great to hear from insiders talking about how to actually get started in LA. Just basic information that every actor needs to know about what to expect and how to prepare....not just the acting part, but the business side, which most actors don't think about.
Every episode builds on the previous one and is really giving you nuts and bolts info. Love this podcast!!

DanielCastro1 ,

Knowledge is power

So good and informative! No beating around the bush and straight to the point. So important for actors to hear!

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