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Inside Acting

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Inside Acting is a weekly podcast featuring in depth, unbiased interviews with industry professionals of all callings.

Episodes

Episode 289: Doug Bresler (Part 1)  

In Episode 289, AJ continues his self-taping journey and dips into intermittent fasting, and he and Trev offer some thoughts on working (or not working) with reps who have a bad rap. Then Trev sits down (again!) for Part 1 of a conversation with director, animator, cartoonist, and podcast pioneer Doug “Doog” Bresler to talk about what Doug’s learned over the years of working as a self-sustaining creative online—including how he keeps things in perspective, and a few timeless principles you can use to uniquely position and market your own DIY work on the ever-evolving web. Total running time: 1:15:53.

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Episode 288: Workshop Roundtable (Part 2)  

In Episode 288, a thank you and clarification from Trev, and AJ phones home from the trail. Then, the second and final part of a unique casting director roundtable interview with L.A.-based casting directors Allen Hooper, Caroline Liem, and Jane Jenkins.

The panel discussion digs further into the ever-evolving legal side of the “casting workshop issue, the motivation—and mission—behind their choice to facilitate their own workshops, more details and nuances surrounding the city’s workshop investigation and the charges being brought, and perhaps a different way to frame what workshops are and can accomplish for actors.

Total running time: 51:50.

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Episode 287: Workshop Roundtable (Part 1)  

In Episode 287, AJ shares about booking and living as if, Trev shares a few lessons learned from redefining his inner game of success, and the two offer their thoughts on a listener question about securing internship opportunities right out of college.

Then they sit down with casting directors Allen Hooper, Caroline Liem, and Jane Jenkins for Part 1 of their conversation about some of the more (largely) ignored aspects of the recent casting workshop crackdown: the “full scale investigation,” the fight (or non-fight) with City Hall, and so much more. This is a textured, layered look at a situation that is at once both brutally complicated and brutally simple—and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to you. Total running time: 1:19:35.

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Episode 286: Teri Reeves (Part 2)  

In Episode 286, Trev and AJ talk about releasing “perfectionitis” and the upcoming SAG-AFTRA elections. Then AJ and Jasmin sit down for Part 2 of their conversation with actor, theatre producer, and former plant technician Teri Reeves, digging into Teri’s life as a level-four brown belt Brazilian jiu jitsu martial artist, how she chose to deal with a specific media storm that gathered around her, and what it’s like to be a consistently working series regular. Total running time: 48:32.

Also—we want to hear from you! How has the media, reviews of your work, etc changed or affected you, if at all? Let us know via e-mail, voice memo, voicemail, tweet, or comment.

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Episode 285: Teri Reeves (Part 1)  

In Episode 285, Trev phones home, and AJ shares about being on avail… and then not… before sitting down for Part 1 of his conversation with actor, theatre producer, and soon-to-be Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt (!!!) Teri Reeves (Once Upon A Time, Chicago Fire, Three Rivers). Total running time: 1:01:48.

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Episode 284: Judyann Elder (Part 2)  

In Episode 284, Trev and AJ talk food allergies, the next steps in AJ’s career, and cultivating a mind like water. Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his conversation with actor, director, and producer Judyann Elder, picking up with Judyann’s move to Los Angeles—in an era that was not unlike today, in many ways: an era of exploitation films, of racism, and of an industry that can overwhelm even the boldest and most talented artists. Judyann shares what “saved” her, how the challenges she faces both have and haven’t changed, and—perhaps most powerfully—what she’s learned as a breast cancer survivor. Total running time: 1:15:11.

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Episode 283: Judyann Elder (Part 1)  

In Episode 283, Trev and AJ introduce us to the term “meatspace,” venture into rant-land over the current state of click-and-submit services, and respond to a listener question about working on set, what to include on your resumé, and how to position it all with a bit of industry parlance. Then Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with veteran actor, writer, and director Judyann Elder (Murphy Brown, Family Matters, Martin) to hear stories of her early years of success in and around the stages of New York City. Total running time: 1:10:02.

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Episode 282: 2017 Q2 Review  

In Episode 282, Trev and AJ make time to pause, reflect, and reimagine life, career, relationships, health, money, and more with their (eerily similar) quarterly reviews. Guided by their 2017 words—vulnerability and rebirth, respectively—they take a close look at the past 90 days, unpacking what worked, what didn’t, and what’s next. Total running time: 1:06:56.

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Episode 281: Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez (Part 2)  

In Episode 281, AJ shares how “the hustle is real”—and how we all have the time we need—before Trev sits down for Part 2 of his kick-in-the-pants conversation with actress, producer, stunt performer and coordinator, and champion for diversity in the arts, Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez. In Part 2, Michelle shares:

* Her ‘race the clock’ strategy and a few tips on how to calibrate your yourself for a kickass day
* The philosophy that drives her diversity work
* Some great book recommendations
* Why if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong
* and more…

Total running time: 1:00:03.

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Episode 280: Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez (Part 1)  

In Episode 280, Trev steals a few minutes with two-time podcast alum and Camera Ready U creator David H. Lawrence XVII, to hear all about the comprehensive and immersive approach this kickass new course takes. (Plus: freebie alert!)

Then Trev sits down for the first half of an inspiring conversation with Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez (Wonder Woman, F8 of The Furious) to chat about freelancing as an actor, producer, and stunt person, why your reputation is your most valuable asset, and how and why we should always be investing in ourselves—and consistently adding to our own creative “bag of tricks.”

Total running time: 1:05:43.

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Episode 279: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 3)  

In Episode 279, Trev and AJ report straight from the Yosemite wilderness about unplugging (or plugging back in), artist brain nirvana, and taking the magic back into the room with you. Then Trev sits down for Part 3 of his conversation with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to hear:

* what spiked their YouTube traffic
* how they balance their activism with work opportunities
* a thorough debunking of the scarcity myth
* what our real job as artists is
* where they’re taking this thing next
* and more…

Total running time: 1:07:33.

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Episode 278: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 2)  

In Episode 278, Trev and AJ debrief the reading of First Squad, chat about The IAP Prosperous Heart creative cluster, and respond to a listener question about acting and autism. Then Trev sits down for Part 2 of his chat with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to dig into the nitty gritty of building a platform: what software and gear to use, how to plan your production schedule and workflow, strategically positioning your work to complement what’s already out there, how to generate ideas and inspiration for new content, dealing with the internet trolls and the inevitable moments of burnout… and why, if all of that sounds completely overwhelming, the most important thing it to JUST. BEGIN. Total running time: 57:28.

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Episode 277: Those Annoying Vegans (Part 1)  

In Episode 277, Trev sits down for Part 1 of his conversation with Ana Carolina Valverde and Brian Ruppenkamp—otherwise known as Those Annoying Vegans—to chat about building a platform in a post-acting life. In Part 1, the journey to LA: from grad school and talent conventions through to industry scams, personal epiphanies, and fusing passion, skill set, and technology. Total running time: 51:59.

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Episode 276: Listener Q&A  

In Episode 276, Trev and AJ respond to some of the more in-depth questions sent in by listeners over the past few months, including:

* thoughts on navigating relationships and “intimate” scenes
* the two things to focus on to get yourself out of your parent’s basement
* industry-adjacent thrival jobs
* cultivating focus in an age of distraction
* how to “strategically” join the Union
* what (and what not) to say to your heroes
* and more…

Total running time: 59:10.

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Episode 275: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 2)  

In Episode 275, Trev and AJ formally invite you—yes, you!—to a special reading of Gospel According to First Squad at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, before chatting about passing on projects… and how you don’t ‘have’ to reach a certain level in your career before to do it. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris to unpack the nomadic life of the artist, the challenges facing non-union actors in smaller markets, what it means—and what it takes—to “flip” a project, and, of course, Gabrielle’s inspirational answers to our final two questions. Total running time: 47:37.

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Episode 274: Gabrielle Carteris (Part 1)  

In Episode 274, AJ and Trev discuss the emotional and spiritual benefits (and hurdles) of full-time ‘thrival’ job work. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with actress and SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris to talk about juggling career and governing responsibilities, the life-changing event that eventually sparked her deeper involvement with the Union, and the brave new world facing actors and filmmakers today: film, TV shows, and more are being made EVERYWHERE… Total running time: 54:00.

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Episode 273: Darren Pettie (Redux)  

In Episode 273, Trev and AJ open the vaults to bring back an old favorite: an interview with working actor Darren Pettie. Darren was featured on the podcast way back in Episode 80—and his journey, from the military to the stages of New York and L.A., from Julliard to recurring roles on Mad Men, Ringer, and Madam Secretary—rings more true ever, even some 200 episodes later. Darren’s philosophy epitomizes the road of the committed artist: humble, hungry, and in it for the long haul. Total running time: 1:03:05.

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Episode 272: 2017 Q1 Review  

In Episode 272, Trev and AJ take a look back at the first quarter of of 2017, making time to unpack what’s working, what’s not, and what’s next in their personal and professional lives. From finances to career to relationships, Trev and AJ let their guiding words for 2017—vulnerability and rebirth, respectively—open up key insights, crystalize lessons learned, and offer next steps in awareness and intention. Total running time: 49:51.

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Episode 271: Chelsey Crisp (Part 2)  

In Episode 271, Trev and AJ go holistic—chatting about the actor benefits of fresh squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, the body’s pH balance, and the joy of trying things the hard way. Then AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actor Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat. In Part 2, Chelsey shares:

* more about leveling up in television contracts—and the interesting decisions it entails
* what she believes (and doesn’t believe) about type and branding
* the practical lessons of being a professional auditioner
* her inspirational answers to our final two questions
* and more…

Total running time: 57:31.

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Episode 270: Chelsey Crisp (Part 1)  

In Episode 270, Trev and AJ chat about the simple, no-nonsense way to build a career (work hard, be kind, enjoy repeat business), as well as the sometimes personally challenging (and multi-faceted) process of choosing to level up—emphasis on the choosing part—the most challenging thing all artists must do, and various ways to, actor, know thyself. Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of his chat with comedienne and actress Chelsey Crisp, best known for her role on ABC’s Fresh Off the Boat.

In Part 1, Chelsey dishes about her choice to move to Los Angeles from her native Arizona, what sustained her in the “lean years” getting started, the unexpected boost she got from a reality TV appearance, and how having a very specific goal in mind helped launch her career to the next level.

Total running time: 1:09:20.

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