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Kurt Caceres brings on celebrity Actors, Directors, Athletes, Casting Directors, Writers, Surgeons, Psychologists, Musicians and more............. to take us down a raw and truthful journey into the dark hallways of the Hollywood machine. As an actor, Kurt worked many years to get to the top of the game, leading major network television shows and finding great success. Then because of inexperience and the power of ego, he lost it all and hit rock bottom. Now after a decade of fighting to make a return from the ashes, he feels it's his time to give back and teach others through his mistakes. From casting couches to backdoor deals, he reveals stories few have ever experienced. It's about overcoming life's obstacles and transcending to one's true potential

What's Your Name Again? - with Kurt Caceres Kurt Caceres

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Kurt Caceres brings on celebrity Actors, Directors, Athletes, Casting Directors, Writers, Surgeons, Psychologists, Musicians and more............. to take us down a raw and truthful journey into the dark hallways of the Hollywood machine. As an actor, Kurt worked many years to get to the top of the game, leading major network television shows and finding great success. Then because of inexperience and the power of ego, he lost it all and hit rock bottom. Now after a decade of fighting to make a return from the ashes, he feels it's his time to give back and teach others through his mistakes. From casting couches to backdoor deals, he reveals stories few have ever experienced. It's about overcoming life's obstacles and transcending to one's true potential

    "The List" - with Alimi Ballard - Part II

    "The List" - with Alimi Ballard - Part II

    There comes a time in one’s life when we all realize the importance of “saving the bees”. We see the true importance of life and leave behind the unnecessary attachments and unrealistic milestones. Alimi Ballard once again joins America’s Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to talk about how the world teaches us to feel that we are always missing out on something. FOMO(Fear of Missing Out). All artists struggle with self doubt, something that stays with them their entire career, but also reminds them they still care and have a passion for their craft. There is no right or wrong when it comes to creating art, so self doubt will always be a byproduct of its creation. Alimi says his way of calming his nerves is to always go hard, overworking and overproducing. Do your best, then go home. Have fun, that’s the key to art, you can’t force art. He says, “Get into the habit of giving more than you are paid for”. These are words of wisdom that can be applied to any career field, but in the arts, there is no excuse for laziness. They then get into the little known, but truthful discussion about the existence of “the list”. Not of public record, rarely discussed, all the big Hollywood studios have actors on a virtual list. If you are lucky enough to be on this list, the doors of opportunity are far and wide, you are most often the first choice when casting a role. If one is not on the list, they must fight, scratch and claw for any scraps that may fall from the main dinner table. And finally, Alimi breaks down the difference between a Guest Star role and Series Regular on our favorite television shows. What it feels like for actors to walk on a set as a Guest Star as opposed to a Regular. He says, “your job is to burn their house down, the show already has started the fire, the guest star needs to come in as gasolina”!! Imagine walking into a families house for Thanksgiving dinner and you don’t know anyone, but you are expected to know where everything is, how to do everything without error, but also ask permission to use the bathroom, utensils, sit at the dinner table. The series regulars are a tight knit family, and the guest star is the stranger expected to come in and shake things up, be the life of the party. There is no greater pressure in the job world, and you will hear first hand from those whom live it.

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    Are You Listening? - with Alimi Ballard - Part I

    Are You Listening? - with Alimi Ballard - Part I

    Alimi Ballard is Marcel Dumas on the hit show, Queen of the South, and currently can be seen on the new Peacock series, One of Us is Lying. He sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to help us understand the importance of "listening". Often times you'll hear couples in arguments and one always complains that their partner "never listens". Well it applies to real life, but even more to the craft of acting. If an actor doesn't understand the importance, then they will never sound organic, real and authentic. Alimi said he used to study the best of them all, Robert DeNiro. He said DeNiro was the master at listening when other actors were talking, watching all the nuances, details and depth of story happening inside his mind and body as he took in every word the other actor was giving. It is the key to ultimate transcendence as an actor. He also shares his approach to every character, and helps us understand the difference between "method" and "imagination". And finally, he shares publicly for the very first time, his two absolutely unbreakable rules for the industry of Hollywood.

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    • 41 min
    Twitch and the Future of Live Streaming - with Brett Claywell - Part II

    Twitch and the Future of Live Streaming - with Brett Claywell - Part II

    While he was at the top of his craft as an actor in Hollywood, he came up with an idea for a video game live streaming concept. He was shot down all over town and told "no one will ever watch people play video games". Well a few years later, the biggest live streaming conglomerate on the planet, Twitch, was launched to change the world forever. Brett Claywell once again sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to discuss being way ahead of his time in a genre that only now is taking over the mainstream. He has proven that we can start second careers later in life. He has shown that you can be a celebrity and leave it all behind to follow a true passion. He produced live script readings of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Goonies and Dazed and Confused. During the pandemic, he was able to assemble celebrities, from Sean Astin to Jason Alexander and even Rosario Dawson. Brett is an example that if you no longer wish to be someone's puppet, it's time to turn yourself into the puppet master. Take your career into your own hands and create what you want. He says, "believe in yourself or no one else ever will".

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    • 27 min
    A Role that Changed the World - with Brett Claywell - Part I

    A Role that Changed the World - with Brett Claywell - Part I

    Most actors deep down hope they can play roles that have an impact on society, move people with emotion, and in the rare case, become part of something much bigger than all of us. Brett Claywell sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to share his experience as a heterosexual young man from the south, playing one of the first gay characters on television, performing the first gay love scene in history and winning a Daytime Emmy all for this portrayal. This came at a time when gay marriage was only legal in a few states, and most of his family didn't understand nor could accept him choosing to play this role. This is the same kid who was put on hold for one of the leads opposite Natalie Portman, in the film Black Swan. After he auditioned for hours in a dark intimidating room for the legendary director Darren Aronofsky himself. Eventually the role went to Sebastian Stan, but this is the journey of an actor. Unknown to most, Brett played basketball on one of the most high profile national high school teams in the nation, and this is the reason he got the part of Tim Smith in the CW hit show, One Tree Hill. His father used to make him throw 100 pitches and shoot 100 free throws everyday after school. It's all about the work ethic, and he says that all his successful friends in Hollywood didn't make it to the top on a whim, they hustled and grinded day and night behind the scenes for years, unseen to most. Winning Emmy Awards. Playing on a hit show. Being groomed for one of the leads in a classic American film. And now he has all but retired from the business and has moved on to new ventures. This is the life of an actor in Hollywood.

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    • 48 min
    The Zeitgeist in Hollywood - with Rob Adetuyi - Part II

    The Zeitgeist in Hollywood - with Rob Adetuyi - Part II

    Writers not only take us away from our reality and into imagination, but they educate, commentate and often prophesize the future. Directors like Steven Spielberg have been doing it in Hollywood for decades, forecasting a possible future world not to far off, that we all believe is inevitable. Rob Adetuyi is no different, sitting with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, he describes in detail, the journey as a writer/director who's foundation is based off his passion for the human condition. There is a misconception and so many misinformed about the zeitgeist in society today. He is trailblazing a new era of storytelling, from truth, history and imagination. He shares his process on casting his films, saying that "finding the right actor is like shopping for shoes, you just know when you see them". "You can feel when the right one walks in the room, it's an energy they have", says Rob. However, he admits that no human is immune to subconscious bias, especially in an industry such as Hollywood. And finally, with so many leaders and celebrities being accused of professional or sexual misconduct, he gives his advice for staying safe, walking the straight line and avoiding any future transgressions.

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    • 52 min
    Mining Town Kid to Hollywood Director - with Rob Adetuyi - Part I

    Mining Town Kid to Hollywood Director - with Rob Adetuyi - Part I

    Rob Adetuyi grew up in a small mining town in Canada. His view of the country was much different than the rest of the world envisions, but that is what has made him a successful writer, director and storyteller in Hollywood. He sits with America's Podcaster, Kurt Caceres, to share his incredible journey from a small town blue collar labor union upbringing, to the big budget sets and walking the lots of the biggest film studios in the world. His climb took decades, living in obscurity for many years, writing and pitching scripts to studios and executives. He received his college degree in Sociology, which has helped catapult him into writing and telling poignant stories about the human condition. He says that when writing a screenplay, story is more important than anything else. It can have the explosions and special effects, but without story, it has no depth, no longevity. He shares many behind the scenes experiences that the rest of the world never will experience. From studio executives, agents, writers and even actors bringing in their own personal scribes to rewrite their dialogue. This is a true behind the scenes expose into how the Hollywood machine works.

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    • 44 min

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