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Author: Michael Petrone, Megan Foley, Chuck Marra, PRODUCER:Priscela Izquierdo

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A no B.S. give and take from 3 proven Industry professionals about what it takes to build a career in Hollywood. Get the "need to know" info that most actors DON'T know but NEED to know. Michael Petrone is an actor who has booked over 80 Nationals, guest starred on shows such as 24, and CSI:New York, and was "Sy Miller" on Days of Our Lives. He has also directed commercials here in the states as well as Europe, documentary films, pilots, and reality shows. He is the instructor at Actors Ave, the best on camera training for actors.Megan Foley and Chuck Marra have cast over 3500 commercial spots. They now have a production company. They produce and direct award winning short films and are still active in the commercial world. They also teach a full scope acting class that encompasses every aspect of the industry. Megan and Chuck are hands on with every thing they do, from directing and producing, to teaching actors their craft!
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The New Normal.

The New Normal.

2020-10-2626:52

Mike, Chuck, and Megan talk about the new standard of auditioning and how it will and has affected the industry. Self-tapes and virtual auditions are the new normal. Even though self-tapes are not new to the industry, they have become the standard for the time being.  Actors need to know the information that will get them moving forward in the pursuit of their career. Tune in for need to know info that is sure to help every actor in this ever changing industry.  
The COVID Session.

The COVID Session.

2020-08-2437:15

This episode is dedicated to how COVID-19 is affecting everyone and everything in the industry. Mike and the crew go over the ins and outs of what we are now dealing with from auditioning to being on set in this trying time. It is MUST hear info for actors that are active now. Times are changing and the changes must be addressed. Below are the union safety links for performers, wardrobe, and makeup:http://www.ph.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavirus/www.local706.org
Mike, Chuck and Megan dive into the attitude and perspective an actor needs to be successful in the industry. If you can change your perspective, then you can change your reality. The real measure of a person is not how they react in good times, it is how they react in rough times. 
It's a Lifestyle.

It's a Lifestyle.

2020-07-2826:28

Mike, Chuck and Megan discuss the mentality that actors need to have to succeed in the business. Most actors do not see acting professionally as a complete lifestyle. It is more of a part time thing, like a diet done to get quick results. Nothing could be further from the truth. Actors have to be all in every day. Therefore the work many do towards their career does not promote advancement nor does it put them in position to make the gains they need to have a successful career on film. This episode is all about the MENTAL aspect of a professional actor. Acting is an inside job, what you feel inside will show on the outside. 
Mike and the crew hash it out. Being able to keep your focus on the work, no deviation, is an essential skill for any professional. Everyone wants results(bookings), but our ability to stay on program with or without them is the real key. Often, it is hard for actors to really stay on track when dealing with real life situations. From relationships to any and all sorts of problems we may encounter on a day to day basis, actors have to keep their sh*t wired tight!
Mike, Chuck, and Megan discuss how auditioning has changed for actors. They give their own personal account of what used to be and what is now, and, more importantly, what actors are facing in an ever changing landscape that is "The Industry." The advent of self tapes and how that has changed the business is covered as well as more mechanics of dealing with auditions in this day and age!
Tough Love.

Tough Love.

2020-06-0836:14

Mike, Chuck and Megan tackle some tough scenarios for actors. Acting is an inside job. How an actor thinks and operates on the inside is just as important on the outside. Many artists are derailed by self doubt, insecurity, and just plain wrong info! The crew is here to help actors get back on track and work on a career!
Understanding Energy!

Understanding Energy!

2020-05-1839:45

Mike, Chuck and Megan discuss one of the most important aspects of acting! Energy is a force all around us all the time. An actor's ability to harness and focus it is a skill that will drive one to their highest aspirations. Conversely, used wrong or being unaware of it can negate everything. Energy is a secret weapon that ALL successful people(not just actors) have learned how to use!
An Actor’s Day.

An Actor’s Day.

2020-05-0629:53

Mike and the team break down what actors should be doing to build their career in Hollywood on a day to day basis. As usual, they also debunk some popular myths and misconceptions floating around the acting world!
Mike and the team offer hard knowledge about the Film industry that runs the gamut. They go over what actors need to know whether they are already in Los Angeles or are planning on coming. They offer a a structured look at the industry that all actors need to understand. The "Ins and Outs" of building a career in Hollywood starts here with hard earned knowledge from real experience.  This ongoing podcast tells actors what they need to know and sometimes its not always pretty! Their goal is to educate actors on the business. Knowledge is power. With this knowledge actors can train better and harder, thus preparing themselves for what the industry really is!
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