An intimate experience...The REGARD Breakdown takes you behind the scenes with Hollywood's top talent as we discuss the roadmap for success in the entertainment industry. We are talking with actors and the talented people that work behind the scenes to create the persona, look, and brand... sharing these individual stories that are authentic, informative and inspiring.Hosted by REGARD MAGAZINE'S dynamic duo: Dimitry Loiseau & Valerie Noble
Dondré Whitfield "Know Your Purpose"
If you ever wondered about how to transition from a career in entertainment to working out your purpose in life, tune in to this episode with Dondré Whitfield. An accomplished actor with work that's respected, Dondré talks to us about the defining moments in his life that transitioned him from a working actor to an inspiring author. He breaks down the business from a young man growing up in Brooklyn, NY to being a source of motivation to some of the most successful people in the world.
This episode is not for the faint of heart. Hold on and tighten your seatbelt!
Dondré's acting credits include OWN's Queen Sugar, ABC's Mistresses, Pastor Brown and much more.
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Trayce Gigi Field "Always Have The Right Attitude"
In this episode, we go behind the scenes to see what it takes to be on set as a costume designer. It's not as easy as you might think. Costume Designer, Trayce Field takes us through her journey coming up in the business and working her way up to Hollywood's biggest TV show and films, all by having "the right attitude".
Some of her most notable credits include "2 Broke Girls" starring Kat Dennings and Beth Berhs, "Dead To Me"starring Christina Applegate, "AJ and The Queen" starring Ru Paul, and the upcoming film "Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar" starring Kristen Wiig.
Necar Zadegan "Finding Where You Belong"
Necar Zadegan shares with us her journey coming up as an actress in theater, as well as the many TV shows and films. Despite some of the challenges, she talks about finding where you belong, surrounding yourself with the right people and staying positive.
Necar is most notable for her performances on "24", "Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce", and "NCIS: New Orleans" just to name a few. More on this episode include Necar's work behind the scenes as a producer and philanthropy!
Laura Marano "Timing is Everything"
In this episode, we talk with the multi-talented Laura Marano. Laura started acting at a young age, being well known for her role on Disney's Austin & Ally. Since then she has taken on more mature roles including starring and co-producing the film, Saving Zoe, available on Netflix. This film has allowed Laura to have a powerful voice against sex trafficking, working with Equality Now and taking her message to the UN.
This young star breaks down what it really takes to succeed and keep working in Hollywood.
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Sarayu Blue "Be Grateful, but Ask For More"
Indian American actress, Sarayu Blue, discusses the immigrant experience that she faced as an actress in Hollywood. She talks about being bold, knowing your worth and going against the grain, even if that means saying no to opportunities that don't bring you cache. Don't miss this inspiring discussion.
Sarayu's credits include NBC's "I Feel Bad", Netflix "Medical Police", and CW's "No Tomorrow".
Wendi McLendon-Covey "I Just Want to Tell Stories"
Wendi McLendon-Covey keeps it real, as any comedian would, in this episode. She opens up about her relationship with her parents, disappointments, working jobs outside of acting and how to be smart with your money. Don't miss the gems and practical advice!
Wendi is well know for her work as Beverly Goldberg on ABC's "The Goldbergs", Deputy Clementine Johnson on "Reno 911!", Liz the crazy cat lady on "Rules of Engagement", Lydia Mayhew on "Lovespring International", and Rita in the hit movie "Bridesmaids."
Blew me away!!!
One word -POWERFUL! I started listening not knowing what to expect. I got completely sucked in. Every episode has been so raw, informative. This is not a Hollywood fluff piece. The hosts have a way of disarming the actors and getting them to really open up about there lives in and out of the business. So different than any interview I have heard. What I love the most is that it shows the humanity in all of us. We are all more than just a stereotype- our stories really show how similar we all are. Also, what each one of these people did to overcome odds to get where they are. So many tips that I can apply to my own life. Can’t wait to hear more! Thank you for creating this show! ♥️
Guys, your discussion with Cody was very good. I specifically called it a discussion because that is what it felt like, and that’s a big compliment. He is a really grounded young man and it was a pleasure to listen to someone who has really thought about about the life he is living and how it impacts others and himself. Thanks for taking the time to ask insightful questions and I look forward to the next one. Keep up the great work!!