Garrett Mendez joins us this week to talk about working with improv and how to let go of your insecurities, and working for yourself in order to create content the gives you a leg up with your industry.
This week we have Derek Mears from the FOX hit series, Sleepy Hollow. Derek talks to us about the needs as an actor to be disciplined, having a life philosophy, and how to maintain a unity amongst your acting peers.
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We get to sit down this week with the talented Lauren Iungerich, creator and show runner for MTV's "Awkward". Lauren talks about how she got started in the industry to getting her own tv series. She also has great input on what a showrunner is looking for from actors in an audition.
In this episode, we talk with Teo Halm from "Earth To Echo". Teo discusses getting his start in acting, landing a feature film role. Later he talks with us about what it's like trying to audition as a young teen actor, along with how fame and recognition has affected his personal and school life, and what it truly means to be a performer.
Kathleen Wilhoite talks about being a hardcore working actress, the passion and pain that it means to be a performer, and finding ways to keep your craft alive.
This episode, Daniel Fernandez stops by and talks about his career as a magician. We discuss techniques to keep your craft in practice and prepared, maintaining a positive outlook in life, and creating a method to build your success.
This week we have Patrick O'Sullivan from ABC's "The Neighbors". He's here to talk about his career as a comedian, the struggles of booking auditions, creating your own content, and the fortitude to keep your eye on the prize.
On today's show we have Mike Faiola from MTV's Awkward and NBC's Quarterlife. Mike is here to talk about his early career, committing to the work, and making use of your spare time. We also take a moment to remember one of the greatest entertainers, Robin Williams.
This week, we have Jillian Rose Reed from MTV's Awkward. We talk about her career path, audition experiences, getting out of a low point in your career as an actor, working as a series regular, and her experience with building/becoming the character of Tamara Kaplan on AWKWARD.
In the studio is Terry Gingles, producer & director of feature film, Americana. He talks about staying on top of your goals, expressing yourself in your art, and how to stay focused and humble.
This week we have Desi Lydic (Awkward, We Bought a Zoo) on to talk about her challenges with her career, her work, and how she started in LA, landed her first agent, and her years of working as an actor. Later we discuss working on improv ability, getting feedback on your work, and we play The Game with Desi to win money for her charity.
Wesam talks with Nikki DeLoach! Nikki talks in depth about her career as an actor. She talks about her early work starting on The Mickey Mouse Club, audition process, acting techniques, becoming a mom, and the judgement from colleagues. Jordan joins for part two to discuss her work on Awkward, and play a game for charity. It's a jam packed episode with great tips for actors.
Downtime, Exclusive interview with Wesam Keesh, & special guest Eyal Alony
This week we have something special planned for you. Jordan Burbank goes in depth with our host Wesam Keesh, asking him questions about his life and career path. We'll learn what it was like getting started and cultivated his career, along with the techniques he uses to approach each role. Later, Wesam talks with Eyal Alony and his work with the anti-bullying charity, Stand For The Silent.
Chill Session with Dean Cameron, Jordan Burbank & Wesam Keesh
Dean Cameron is back in the studio having a discussion of minds with Jordan Burbank and our host, Wesam Keesh. Together they talk about current bookings and new ventures in Los Angeles. They also talk about current events in the industry including Meeks the new criminal celebrity, actors persecuted by the media, and habits in the audition room.
Wesam and Jordan talk about daily discipline, how to stay on point with a routine, and rules to live by to survive and advance in your industry. Then, Ben Solenberger talks with Wesam about expectations, realizations of moving to LA as an actor, and his process in producing, writing, and starring in a feature film (Guys and Girls Can't Be Friends).
Wesam discusses Shakespeare and how the actor is living in the moment and keeping it organic and truthfully. Later, Wesam interviews DAVID LOREN, on the business of acting, landing the job, and how to find balance in having a day job to cover your acting career. Then, Wesam and Jordan Burbank about technology, what equipment to invest in to help your acting career.
Wesam has Moni Boyce on to talk about her career as a producer in Los Angeles, what producers look for in casting sessions, maintaining your life to support your craft, and how to make life lessons from your failures to make greater successes. Later, Jonte Legras co-hosts a segment on getting started in LA as an actor. This episode is brought to you by David Cosgrove.com, a specialist is design work for actor websites.
Wesam and Jordan spend some time answering a lot of actor questions about preparing for auditions and getting yourself to be comfortable as an actor. Wesam also speaks with director & cinematographer, Ryan Valdez with RSM Creative. They discuss how to stay motivated and getting through the bad experiences to keep your career moving forward.
In episode 6, Wesam discusses pilot season in review from what projects were ordered and how the industry is changing with online content taking over. We talk with Arshad Aslam about his acting experiences, working on TV, and what it is like auditioning and working as an ethnic actor.
Wesam talks about how a calculated and thought out plan, the effects can be greater than we ever anticipated. Monty Geer is in the studio and we talk about his new role on Awkward in season 4, his struggle trying to make it in Hollywood, and how he got to being a re-occurring on a hit TV series.