Episode 293: 2017 Q3 Review

October 3, 2017

In Episode 293, Trev and AJ commit an entire episode to gettin’ real with their own personal and professional progress from the past 90 days of 2017, taking a hard look at what’s working, what’s not, and what they’re declaring next.

Highlights:

* making vulnerability a living practice
* reframing the harsh reality of competing priorities
* New tool: ’Day Mapping’
* dancing with the experience of shame…
* … and defining and employing ‘shame disruptors’
* sketching out van life for actors
* and more…

This is our most honest, open, real review yet. And if there’s anything we’ve come to realize at this point in our journeys, it’s this: anything is possible. Absolutely anything. 2018 is coming. You in?

Total running time: 1:23:57.

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Episode 292: Kevin E. West (Part 2)

September 26, 2017

In Episode 292, Trev and AJ unpack how relationships (read: trust) are built through self-taped auditions, how technology can impair our artistic sensibilities—namely, focus and empathy—and AJ sits down for Part 2 of his chat with actor and actorvist Kevin E. West.

In Part 2, Kevin talks about the glaring issues of being technologically “behind the times,” what he thinks would create the biggest and fastest change in terms of contract negotiations, and what YOU can do—right now—to make yourself a more informed actorCEO (we’re all running our own business here, people).

Total running time: 1:16:06.

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Episode 291: Kevin E. West (Part 1)

September 19, 2017

In Episode 291, AJ ups his audition game with some technical and social wizardry, and the guys offer some thoughts on a listener question about long-term relationships and careers.

Then AJ sits down for Part 1 of an updated interview with a brilliant and supportive past guest, Kevin E. West (Episodes 095 and 096). This time, Kevin shares about his work with the non-partisan SAG-AFTRA advocacy group, Union Working - expanding on how the group formed, a bit of history on both the merger and how we arrived at the current commercial climate, as well as a bit of philosophical waxing on the future of media… and what the Union will need to do in order to keep up.

Total running time: 1:02:08.

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Episode 290: Doug Bresler (Part 2)

September 12, 2017

In Episode 290, Trev and AJ briefly riff on time- and self-management before Trev sits down for Part 2 of his updated conversation with director, animator, cartoonist, and podcast pioneer Doug “Doug” Bresler.

In Part 2, Doug shares more of what he’s learned over the years of sustaining himself as an independent creative working online, including:

* balancing long-term and short-term thinking and planning
* stunt casting
* leveraging your network of contacts to market your work
* the power of the Ask
* and a lot more…

Total running time: 52:10.

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Episode 289: Doug Bresler (Part 1)

September 5, 2017

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)

August 29, 2017

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)

August 22, 2017

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)

August 8, 2017

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)

August 1, 2017

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)

July 18, 2017

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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