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On the Brian Breaks Character podcast, Brian slays the suffering artist myth so you can attract the right attention, get out of your own way and become so aligned with your spiritual purpose that abundance finds you.

If you're an actor, creator, butcher, baker or candlestick maker and you believe that creatives can save the world, then you're in the right place.

Each episode, Brian goes behind the scenes with people who proudly walk the path LEAST taken. He talks to inspiring activists, creative folks, working actors and showbiz gamechangers. They've got down and dirty advice to help you make dollars and sense (pun intended) of your creative life.

If you're done suffering for your art and second guessing every step of your yellow brick road, Brian Breaks Character is your new pair of ruby slippers.

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Join Casting Workbook Now 👇👇 https://signup.castingworkbook.com/register/actor?src=brian-patacca You know me as the go-to guy to get more auditions with your casting profiles. 👨🏻‍✈️💪 So, when Casting Workbook popped into my inbox, my first thought was, “Do we really need another casting site?!?” 🙄 But then, I discovered you can submit FOR FREE! ← Sounds too good to be true, amiright? No other casting site offers that... 🤔 As your self-declared Casting Website Defending Champion, before I introduce you to any other casting site, I had to reach out to their head honcho to get the scoop... Casting Workbook CEO Susan Fox joins me for this Special Bonus Episode of Brian Breaks Character. Here are my takeaways from our conversation... Casting Workbook is not just a game-changer for actors, but for the entire entertainment industry (I’m not being dramatic here... Allllllll the fancy streamers are talking about this And the One Reason to Rule them All... 💍 🧙🏻‍♂️ Casting Workbook’s global platform is committed to bringing FAIR PRICING back to actors. 🙏 LISTEN NOW & LEARN HOW TO: Maximize your free submissions with Susan’s strategies to make your profile standout → And get noticed by CDs around the world 🌎 Use Casting Workbook to auto-create an inexpensive and always-up-to-date website (...so you can quit trying to learn Wix!) 😅 Get a free self-tape setup consultation so you know your tapes stack up with what other actors do 🎬 This episode will open your eyes to why you’ve gotta join Casting Workbook now... → And listen now to hear exactly what you need to know before you click submit (for free)! 🎧 PS: I’m not being paid, or getting a kickback for sharing Casting Workbook with you. I’m sharing it because I believe that casting sites need to be a core focus if you plan to have a successful acting career. Period. Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you. CONNECT WITH CASTING WORKBOOK https://signup.castingworkbook.com/register/actor?src=brian-patacca Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490 Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat  
On this episode of Brian Breaks Character, I sat down with the powers that be from Casting Networks (again!), Katie O'Connor, Enterprise Sales Manager (West Coast) 🌴 and Jason Teresi, Client Success Manager 💫. They join me to give the inside scoop on all the exciting developments since the Casting Networks overhaul three years ago, and trust me, they do not disappoint. 🙌 👉 Casting Networks is a staple in this industry and they work hard over there to continuously improve the experience for both actors and casting directors. HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: 🌍 Global Expansion: Casting Networks is working to establish itself as a global platform.  📸 Headshot Tips: Ever wondered how many headshots you should have on your profile? Katie and Jason share valuable insights to help you present your best self on your casting profile. 🚫 Avoid This Common Mistake: Find out the biggest mistake actors make on their profiles and why it's crucial to keep your profile updated and fully filled out. This episode is packed with Casting Networks tips TO MAKE YOUR PROFILE MO’ BETTA. Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH KATIE & JASON Instagram https://www.instagram.com/castingnetworks/ Website http://castingnetworks.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://link.chtbl.com/BrianBreaksCharacterPodcast   Watch Uncut Behind-The-Scenes Videos Of Past Episodes On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Want More Auditions?  https://www.yourauditionmagnet.com/   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat
In this episode, we've got a surprise for all you actors out there! Spotlight’s Customer Success Manager, David Flynn, joins me to reveal why every actor who wants to work in the UK and beyond (no matter where you're from) should be on this global casting platform. Here are three key takeaways: 🌎 Global Opportunity - Spotlight's reach is massive with 80,000 active performers registered on the platform plus over 2,000 agencies and pretty much every casting director you can name are active on the site.  ⭐️ Profile Perfection - David walks us through the art of crafting your profile, from highlighting your skills to maximizing searchability and how to put your best foot forward when submitting for roles. 🎭 David's Journey - As a former actor on London's West End and a music industry insider, David brings a wealth of experience and energy to the table. Wanna learn more about how to get more auditions?  Join me for GIMME GIMME MORE AUDITIONS 🙋🏿‍♀️🙋🏽🙋🏻‍♂️ A Proven 3-Part Framework to Get More Auditions for Worthwhile, Paid Projects  Snag your spot 👉 https://www.gimmegimmemoreauditions.com/ Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH DAVID Instagram https://www.instagram.com/flynny50 Website www.twitter.com/David_Flynn  https://www.spotlight.com   Subscribe To The Podcast https://link.chtbl.com/BrianBreaksCharacterPodcast   Want More Auditions? Get In On This Free Training: https://www.gimmegimmemoreauditions.com/   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat  
🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ Run, Don't Walk to Get the Survival Guide that accompanies this very special 2-part episode: https://actorsurvivalguide.com  This is Part Two of the Actor Survival Guide. 🎭 Look, we've been living through two strikes! 💥💥 And right now it might not even feel like you're in your acting career because what does an acting career even look like at this point? 🤔 So, I reached out to the crème de la crème of coaches for actors – the über-experts who wholeheartedly devote themselves to your fulfillment & success in this wild career – and asked them: What is a strategy actors can apply when things are just slow?  ALLLLLLL TWELVE OF THEM showed up for this very special pop-up Brian Breaks Character Podcast 2-Part Episode: The Actor Survival Guide to 2023… And Volume 4 of this guide was born! 🌟 And.. You know I love an actionable strategy, whether that's something you do with your hands or your mindset, so this guide is full of measurable steps to supercharge your acting career and shake off that strike funk. 💪 On this episode you'll hear from Sam Valentine, Anthony Meindl, Jo Kelly, Shannon Bills, Elise Arsenault, DaJuan Johnson & Me! Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you. Grab Your FREE Download with Must-See Advice From These All-Star Coaches https://actorsurvivalguide.com   CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/actresschristinehorn/ Website: https://christinehorn.com/   CONNECT WITH SARAH  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realactorslab Website: https://realactorslab.com/express   CONNECT WITH MONIQUA  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moniquaplantewellness Website: https://www.moniquaplantewellness.com/   CONNECT WITH EMILY GRACE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/ Website: http://pickfordwest.com/   CONNECT WITH JODIE  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/jodiebentleycareercoach Website: https://www.jodiebentleycareercoach.com   CONNECT WITH TONY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony.rossi Website: https://www.tonyrossicoaching.com   CONNECT WITH SAM  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onebrokeactress/ Website: https://onebrokeactress.com/   CONNECT WITH ANTHONY  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonymeindl/ Website: https://www.anthonymeindl.com/   CONNECT WITH ELISE  Instagram: www.instagram.com/theglobalactor Website: www.audiobookadventure.com   CONNECT WITH SHANNON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannonbillscoaching Website: https://shannonbills.com   CONNECT WITH DAJUAN  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkbiggercoaching/ Website https://thinkbiggercoaching.com/   CONNECT WITH JO  Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/tobeornottoact_jokelly Website: https://www.tobeornottoact.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://link.chtbl.com/BrianBreaksCharacterPodcast   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS:  https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+131+2023+Actor+Survival+Guide+Vol+4+Part+Two+-+TRANSCRIPT.pdf  
🏃‍♀️ 🏃‍♂️ Run, Don’t Walk To Get the Survival Guide that accompanies this very special 2-part episode: https://actorsurvivalguide.com This is Part One of the Actor Survival Guide. Whenever the bizniz feels S L O W 🐢 ... ...my thoughts start to get W E I R D.  I'm not gonna give a lot of airtime to my trash thoughts cuz I'm gonna guess you know them intimately (E.g., Should I still be doing this, Does anyone care, Why am I banging my head against the wall, etc.). Wallowing in weirdness won't get us anywhere, so I reached out for help from TWELVE (yup, 12) of the best acting bizniz coaches on the planet ...oh yeah, and me which makes it a baker's dozen!  I asked these rockstar coaches to answer one question: What is a strategy actors can apply when things are just slow? ALLLLLLL TWELVE OF THEM showed up for this very special pop-up Brian Breaks Character Podcast 2-Part Episode: The Actor Survival Guide to 2023… And Volume 4 of this guide was born! 💥 What's in it for you? 🤔 💪 Actionable Strategies - Measurable steps to supercharge your acting career & shake off that strike funk 📚 13 Mini Masterclasses - We want you to be able to put these strategies into action when you need them so we've broken up this hot advice into 2 episodes that are like having 13 easy-to-digest mini-masterclasses right in your ears.  📝 Ready-To-Go Action Guide - We already taken notes for you in this quick (& ADORABLE) download. We collected these coach-approved strategies in one place – just head over to ActorSurvivalGuide.com 🏹 Your Career's Secret Weapon - These strategies will help you navigate the ups & downs of the acting bizniz 👈 and these apply to you whether you're reaching for your first co-star, moving from regional to Broadway, or on track for your 15th Series Regular! On this episode you'll hear from Christine Horn, Jodie Bentley, Emily Grace, Moniqua Plante, Tony Rossi, & Sarah Gaboury.  Let's ride the acting roller coaster with joy instead of fear! 🎢  Hands up! 🙌 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   Grab Your FREE Download with Must-See Advice From These All-Star Coaches https://actorsurvivalguide.com   CONNECT WITH CHRISTINE  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/actresschristinehorn/ Website: https://christinehorn.com/   CONNECT WITH SARAH  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/realactorslab Website: https://realactorslab.com/express   CONNECT WITH MONIQUA  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/moniquaplantewellness Website: https://www.moniquaplantewellness.com/   CONNECT WITH EMILY GRACE Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/ Website: http://pickfordwest.com/   CONNECT WITH JODIE  Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/jodiebentleycareercoach Website: https://www.jodiebentleycareercoach.com   CONNECT WITH TONY Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony.rossi Website: https://www.tonyrossicoaching.com   CONNECT WITH SAM  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/onebrokeactress/ Website: https://onebrokeactress.com/   CONNECT WITH ANTHONY  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/anthonymeindl/ Website: https://www.anthonymeindl.com/   CONNECT WITH ELISE  Instagram: www.instagram.com/theglobalactor Website: www.audiobookadventure.com   CONNECT WITH SHANNON  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shannonbillscoaching Website: https://shannonbills.com   CONNECT WITH DAJUAN  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thinkbiggercoaching/ Website https://thinkbiggercoaching.com/   CONNECT WITH JO  Instagram:- https://www.instagram.com/tobeornottoact_jokelly Website: https://www.tobeornottoact.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://link.chtbl.com/BrianBreaksCharacterPodcast   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat EPISODE TRANSCRIPTS:  https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+130+2023+Actor+Survival+Guide+Vol+4+Part+One+-+TRANSCRIPT.pdf  
We’ve got something special for you in this pop-up episode of Brian Breaks Character. You know, I couldn't stay silent with the strikes that are still going on. 👉 On today’s episode, we dive into the state of the business and the creatives inside of the strike. And… the truth that cannot be denied regardless of what's going on in the business - You were born to do this. 💪 Plus, I'm thrilled to introduce my new Make Lemonade program – devoted to actors who want a healthy dose of focus, less toxic-positivity, and MORE JOY in their lives & careers. 🍋 Life's thrown us some curveballs lately, but guess what? We're turning lemons into lemonade with this exciting membership program. Feeling stuck creatively? We've got your back. Craving that artistic community? Get ready for virtual hangouts and bonus Zoom Calls that'll reignite your passion. 🌟🎭 Oh, and about the podcast – we're taking a break until 2024 so I can focus on Make Lemonade. But remember, your creative journey is worth it. Stay inspired, take care, and let's make some lemonade together. See you in 2024! 🎉 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   JOIN ME FOR MAKE LEMONADE https://www.actorsmakelemonade.com   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Videos Of The Pod On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat
🏳️‍🌈 This is the fourth and final episode of our LGBTQ+ Podcast Series. All this month, we've been elevating and uplifting the voices of LGBTQ+ podcasts and content creators. 🎧🎥 Today, we are happy to highlight LGBTQ&A podcast. LGBTQ&A has been featured in The New York Times, MSNBC, and was nominated for Outstanding Podcast at the 2023 GLAAD Media Awards. 🙌 Jeffrey Masters is the host and creator of LGBTQ&A. He's also the former Director of Podcasts at The Advocate and he is currently the Senior Producer of the New Yorker Radio Hour. 😲 Jeffrey's guest on this particular episode is none other than the queer icon, Janelle Monáe. 🤩  Now, I know if you listen to this podcast that you have a passion in your heart 💗 and that passion extends to helping make the world a better place. And, Janelle Monáe puts those words into action in this episode. Janelle talks about their journey to becoming a queer icon, new album, and debut book, The Memory Librarian. And… Just a quick reminder 👉 Brian Breaks Character is on vacation for June and July 🏝😎, but we will be back to you in August with season 3️⃣. Can't wait to see you then! 🎉 Check out these episodes while we're away:  #124 Breaking Down The Writers’ Strike: A Candid Conversation with Golden Globe & Emmy Award-Winner Michael Sucsy, Creator & Director of HBO’s Grey Gardens https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/124-breaking-down-the-writers-strike-a/id1570747490?i=1000615267288 #26 ‘Book the Room’ from Your Living Room with Christine Horn https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/26-book-the-room-from-your-living-room-with-christine-horn/id1570747490?i=1000532369203 #61 Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life with author Francesc Miralles https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/61-ikigai-the-japanese-secret-to-a-long-and/id1570747490?i=1000551985538   Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH LGBTQ&A Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lgbtqpod https://www.instagram.com/jeffmasters1 Website https://www.lgbtqpodcast.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-Scenes Video Of the Podcast On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat
🏳️‍🌈 This is the third episode in our series devoted to elevating and uplifting LGBTQIA+ voices for podcasts and content creators. 🎧🎥 Today, you're in for a treat. I cannot wait for you to meet The Queer Spirit podcast. 🙌  You know that we talk about spirituality a lot on Brian Breaks Character, but hosts Nick Venegoni & TanyaMarck Oviedo of The Queer Spirit look at spirituality in all its multiple forms through the lens of being queer. This podcast spotlights LGBTQIA+ artists, healers and activists who enliven, heal and empower our communities to thrive and flourish.  Now in their 6th season, TanyaMarck has joined Nick as co-host and the episode we’re featuring is a really special one in their sequence cuz it’s the the last episode of season 5 where Nick interviews TanyaMarck. So you really get a window into these two incredible people. 💗 And... Just a quick reminder 👉 Brian Breaks Character is on vacation for June and July 🏝😎, but we will be back to you in August with season three. Can't wait to see you then! 🎉 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH THE QUEER SPIRIT Instagram https://www.instagram.com/holisticqueerhealing/ Website http://thequeerspirit.com/ Free mini-course, The Self-Confident Queer - https://queerhealingjourneys.com/confident/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-Scenes Video Of the Podcast On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat        
🏳️‍🌈 This is the second episode in our Special LGBTQ+ Podcast Series, where we continue to celebrate Pride by honoring and uplifting diverse voices within the LGBTQ+ community. 🙌 Whether you identify as LGBTQ+ or as an ally, these episodes are going to ignite your spirit, change perceptions, and get you excited. 🤗 And hopefully, give you a window into what it means to be Queer in the United States of America, especially as an artist. 🎭🎨 Today's episode is from Town Hall: A Black Queer Podcast with hosts Bob the Drag Queen and Peppermint. (👉You heard from Peppermint on episode #121 of Brian Breaks Character!)  Every episode of Town Hall: A Black Queer Podcast is a journey through a theme by sharing stories, music, poetry, and art of varying depth and hilarity. It’s dedicated to continuing the work of the Black Queer Town Hall Organization by amplifying Black Queer voices and telling Black Queer stories.👏👏👏 Today we're sharing with you their episode Parenthood where Bob the Drag Queen & Peppermint explore the topic of parenthood. 👶👶 P.S. Brian Breaks Character is actually on vacation 🏝for the months of June and July, but we will be back in August with season 3️⃣ rip-roaring and ready to go. 🎉 Can’t wait to see you then! Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH TOWN HALL: A BLACK QUEER PODCAST Instagram https://www.instagram.com/thetownhallpod/ Website https://www.blackqueertownhall.org/bqth-podcast Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-Scenes Video Of the Podcast On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat    
Happy Pride! 🏳️‍🌈 It's Pride month, y'all, and we are really happy to be celebrating. 🎉 First, you should know that Brian Breaks Character actually takes a little sabbatical for the months of June and July 😎 that way we can come back in August with a rip-roaring third season. 🙌 But… We've decided to do something different for this Pride month ➡️ We are sharing with you episodes from LGBTQ+ Podcasts that we are really proud of, delighted to highlight and to elevate the voices of, here in this space.  So, for the next four weeks, you're going to hear episodes from someone else's podcast and I cannot wait for you to meet these people.   👉 We're going to kick off this series with Lez Hang Out. Leigh Holmes Foster and Ellie Brigida are the co-hosts and producers of Lez Hang Out – an award winning podcast on the TAGG podcast network with over 30k monthly listeners and over 1 million downloads to date. It has been featured on LOGO’s list of best queer podcasts, HER’s The Best LGBTQ+ Podcasts You Should Be Listening To and named #1 lesbian podcast to listen to on FeedSpot, as well as nominated twice for a Best Podcast Queerty award. We're sharing with you their finale to season five. Know that you are in for an episode focused on lesbian experience, representation, culture, life, love, and so much more.  Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH LEZ HANG OUT Instagram https://www.instagram.com/lezhangoutpod/ Website https://www.lezhangoutpod.com/ Leigh & Ellie’s original podcast musical The Flame  https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-flame-a-podcast-musical/id1547278659   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-Scenes Videos Of Brian Breaks Character On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat  
🎧 Grab your earbuds and brace yourself for a dose of inspiration amidst the Writers' Strike and the looming SAG-AFTRA Strike.  Today's guest Michael Sucsy takes us beyond the picket lines of The Writers' Strike, providing an inside look as a member of both the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and the Directors Guild of America (DGA). He opens up about what truly hangs in the balance during these negotiations. But that's not all — the game-changing influence of AI promises to reshape the landscape, and Michael offers insights into how it might shape the future of storytelling. 🤖🤖🤖 And for all you Grey Gardens fans out there (me! 🙋🏻‍♂️) you're in for a treat. Michael is the genius behind the HBO film –and you bet I get him to spill some juicy details about the experience. 👉 With Michael's personal insights you'll gain an exclusive perspective on the writers' strike and discover the brilliant possibilities that lie ahead for TV. 📺 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH MICHAEL Instagram https://www.instagram.com/michaelsucsy/ Twitter https://twitter.com/michaelsucsy Website https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1302591/   WGA RESOURCES Social Media Toolkit https://www.wgacontract2023.org/take-action/social-media-toolkit Picket Schedules and Locations https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike/picket-schedules-and-locations WGA STRIKE HUB https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike-hub Support Queer TV Creatives https://www.autostraddle.com/queer-tv-creatives-share-how-you-can-support-the-writers-strike  Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat   Episode Transcript https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+124+-+Michael+Sucsy+-+Transcript.pdf  
This one goes out to all the actors. Right now you might be feeling a little anxious, a little stressed because of the strike that's going on. So I'm replaying an episode that really dives into craft with one of my absolute favorite teachers, Jo Kelly. And... She is now a 7x guest on Brian Breaks Character, so you know I trust her! Jo joins me to drop some incredible truth bombs about: The mistakes actors are making What gets in your way How to truly embody the freedom and instinct you want when you’re acting (sounds like a dream, right?) I encourage you to listen to this mind-blowing chat (no, literally, we talked about neural pathways!). Jo Kelly is a true gift! **Full disclosure, this interview was taken from an IG Live because the conversation that unfolded was sooooo juicy. I simply had to make it into an episode of the podcast.** And... Jo has a gift just for Brian Breaks Character listeners. Click the link to get in on the free LIVE training that we talk about on the episode! https://www.brianbreakscharacter.com/reset   Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH JO Instagram https://www.instagram.com/tobeornottoact_jokelly/ Join Jo’s Free LIVE Masterclass https://www.brianbreakscharacter.com/reset/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat   Episode Transcript: https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+73+-+Jo+Kelly+.pdf
Hey Listeners! My name is Emma and I'm taking over Brian's posts for today... 💅🏻 In case we haven't crossed paths yet, I'm the Client Success Manager on Brian's team. 👋🏻 To put it simply, I'm like a supportive cheerleader 📣 and a guidance counselor for all of Brian's clients. 👑 We're all about sharing and celebrating our clients' successes, big or small! (...or to put it more graphically, whenever you CAN use this emoji → 🎉).  Guess what? March marked the THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of Make Agents Want You, the free masterclass that put Brian on the map! You've probably heard of it, right? 😎 It's helped over 8,000 actors worldwide find representation and become a sensation! 🎉🎉🎉 (ahem!) We simply couldn't let this milestone pass without a grand celebration – so, we put together a special episode where Brian spills the beans. You'll learn how this "little class that could" 🚂 (launched during the pandemic); what's new & improved after three years; how Brian's spiritual side played a key role in dreaming it all up (intriguing, right?); and get ready to *hear* Brian blush a little too! Join me in raising a virtual toast to the success of Make Agents Want You and all the actors who've benefited from it. 👉 It's been a wild three years and this is the origin story you don't want to miss! ⭐️ Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH SHARON Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/sharononscreen/ Website https://sharonfreedman.com/   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES #8 Sheila-Joon from full-on skeptic to bi-coastal success story https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp8 #10 Sharon Got 35 Meetings for Representation with Zero Referrals https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp10 #55 Ignite Your JOY with Grey's Anatomy's Sarah Utterback https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp55 #59 How To Get Representation In A City Where You Don’t Live – Cellina Tells The Tale From Chicago https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp59 #64 Your Identity and Your Acting Career Are Your Birthright with Yvette Gonzalez https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp64 #78 How To Land Reps in London with Ditte Maria le-Fevre https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp78 #97 Steve Carell's TV Wife Laura Niemi Tells All  https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp97 #109 Destination: Vancouver! Rachelle got 15 Agent Meetings... and 12 offers! https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp109 #119 Performance Capture & Transatlantic Representation with BAFTA Newcomer, Helen Day https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp119   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat      
🎙️ Today's podcast episode features the legendary Peppermint, and it's all about taking a stand. Brace yourself for a journey filled with activism and a whole lot of empowerment. ✊ Out Magazine named today’s guest as one of the most influential LGBTQ+ people of the year. 🤩 You might also know Peppermint from when she gained widespread recognition as the first out trans contestant on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9. Then, Peppermint made history again as the first trans woman to originate a lead role in a Broadway musical.  And, now, Peppermint can be seen in A Transparent Musical at the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles, which opens this weekend! 🎭🌟 (If you go on Sunday, May 21st, I'll see you there!) 🤗 Peppermint's impact extends way beyond her performances. She's a board member of the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation 🌈 and the American Civil Liberties Union's 🤝, first-ever artist ambassador for trans justice. In this episode, we dive into the pressing issue of discriminatory legislation targeting drag performers. We explore the intersectional conversation around body autonomy, women's reproductive rights, same-sex marriage, and gender-affirming care. Peppermint's presence on this episode is an absolute gift. Her message of love, inclusion, and resilience will leave you feeling inspired and ready to sashay and slay for what you believe in. 💖💃 Through the end of May, Team BKP will match donations up to $2,500 made to the ACLU of Tennessee. If you’d like to show your support, please consider donating to the ACLU of Tennessee. Send me a DM to @briansaysthat on IG by May 31st with a screenshot of your receipt. Your contribution will support their work in defending civil liberties and equality for all. 🤝💙 So, grab your headphones and let's embrace activism and make our voices heard. Together, we can create positive change. 🥰 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH PEPPERMINT Instagram https://www.instagram.com/peppermint247/   DONATION MATCH  ACLU of Tennessee www.aclu-tn.org   RESOURCES Black Queer Town Hall Podcast https://www.blackqueertownhall.org/bqth-podcast GLAAD https://www.glaad.org/ Trans in the South https://southernequality.org/resources/transinthesouth/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Videos On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat   Episode Transcript https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/EP.+121+Peppermint+Transcript.pdf  
Unless you've been living under a rock 🪨, you know that we are in a Writers’ Strike. 🪧 So, today I'm replaying an episode with Emmy Award winner, Nick Wooten. Nick is a TV writer 📺 and that's who we need to hear from right now. He’s worked on big shows like NYPD Blue, Law & Order and Stumptown, just to name a few.  In this episode, Nick talks about being branded as a writer for network television and what it means to change the narrative of the creative work you do. He emphasizes the idea that expansion beyond the scope of work you've been recognized for requires taking action – and not just thinking about it. And Nick is such a generous person. He really lets us into his creative process.  So think of this episode as one more way of showing up for the WGA right now and see what it is like to live a writer's life. But don't fool yourself. Go down to the end of the show notes to find some resources about how to further support the WGA ➡ Join us on the Picket Line so we can help these incredible writers who change the narrative of what it means to live in this country and in this world.  And to all my writers out there, thank you. I send you a ton of support right now. 💗 I know this is uncomfortable. I also just want to give you the stamina you need to keep showing up in this fight and to fight for what is right. We stand with you. Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you. WGA RESOURCES Social Media Toolkit https://www.wgacontract2023.org/take-action/social-media-toolkit Picket Schedules and Locations https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike/picket-schedules-and-locations WGA STRIKE HUB https://www.wgacontract2023.org/strike-hub Support Queer TV Creatives https://www.autostraddle.com/queer-tv-creatives-share-how-you-can-support-the-writers-strike   CONNECT WITH NICK IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0941370/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat
👉 Have you ever been interested in Performance or Motion Capture?  👉 Do you have a Non-Traditional Performance Background and are wondering how to tie it in with your acting career? (Calling all dancers, puppeteers, mimes, etc.!)🕺🏻👀 👉 Are you an International Performer looking to work in the US? Then grab you earbuds cuz today's podcast episode has got your name ALLLL OVER IT! 🌟 🇬🇧 Helen Day is a British actress, dancer, circus performer, puppeteer, and voiceover & performance capture artist who made it across the pond from England 💂‍♀️ to Los Angeles 🌴.  In this episode, she shares the intimate details of working with James Cameron, transitioning from dance to film, the story of how she landed representation in LA and her consciousness around making her big move to the US. 🇺🇸 Helen's wild combination of unique skills opened the door to collaborations with icons like Tim Burton 👻, Henson Studios 🐸, James Cameron's 🦋 Avatar-inspired Cirque du Soleil 🎪 show, Samuel L. Jackson, and Luminous Productions (video games like Forspoken). 🎮 In this conversation, you'll learn how Helen used her non-traditional acting background to attract the right attention in the US and abroad.  If you're worried you're soooooo unique the bizniz will never understand you, then this episode is for you. If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH HELEN Instagram https://www.instagram.com/littlebird7/ Website https://helendayactress.com/   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES #78 How To Land Reps in London with Ditte Maria le-Fevre https://link.chtbl.com/BBCEp78 Victoria Atkin - Expert in PCAP https://victoriaatkin.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat   Episode Transcript https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+119+-+Helen+Day+-+Transcript+.pdf
Ready to unleash the creative storytelling activist inside you? 🎨🎭 Tired of those pesky voices in your head telling you you're not good enuff? Or the idea's not good enuff? Or it doesn't matter? 🗣️ Shut 'em down with this episode of the pod – my guest is the incredibly well-recognized & awarded co-creator of The Exonerated, Jessica Blank. Jessica is a creative force to be reckoned with! Her work has been recognized by Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Ovation and named 'Best Play of the Year' by The New York Times. Her approach to creativity is smart, rooted in activism, and empowering – she's like a red hot furnace of creative energy! 💪🔥 And you're in good hands (ears?) with this episode 👉 Jessica's taught storytelling at some of the most prestigious places around (oh, you know, the biggies like Brown, Stanford, NYU, Juilliard, and my alma mater Northwestern). #GoCats 😻 Whether you're a hobbyist or a Hollywood heavyweight, Jessica has insights & inspiration that will help you create content that matters. Grab your notebook 📓 and lean in as Jessica shows you how to start a revolution with your creativity! 🔥🔥 Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH JESSICA Instagram https://www.instagram.com/jessicacblank Website https://www.jessicacblank.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat  
Real Actor’s Lab’s Sarah Gaboury asked me to come on her IG Live to tell her students how to find managers and agents and the conversation that unfolded was sooooo juicy, I simply had to make it into an episode of the podcast.  👉If you're an actor who needs representation this episode is a no-brainer: LISTEN. NOW.   After helping 542 actors sign with the right reps, I can’t wait to tell you all about why my rebellious approach to make agents want you actually works.  If you're not an actor, this convo has a lot to teach you, too: I teach the exact mindset you need to really put YOURSELF out there and to say what you really want.  And I’m teaching a free, live masterclass where I’m going to share the secrets this week! 🎉 ➡️ So if you need reps (or just want *new* ones or you’re thinkin’ about leaving yours)… Don’t miss this masterclass - https://makeagentswantyou.com/inspire Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you.   CONNECT WITH SARAH Instagram https://www.instagram.com/realactorslab/ Website: https://realactorslab.com   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com/inspire   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat   Episode Transcript https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+117+-+Sarah+Gaboury+-+Transcript.pdf
So I'm going to guess you've noticed that we've been talking a lot about writing and content creation here on the podcast lately. So it's the perfect time to bring back this episode with Emily Grace. If you are a writer and an actor and you're trying to propel your career forward with content that you're creating on your own, there are a lot of traps that you can fall into where you waste time, energy and money with making stuff that won’t actually propel your career forward. So this replay is a cautionary tale… I'm just gonna come out and say it, – DO NOT WRITE YOUR OWN CONTENT… Well, not until you listen to this episode! Because even though you've got the best of intentions, chances are you'll make a rookie mistake: You won't write the right character to showcase you & your talents.  I hear you thinking: "Ummmmm, excuse me, Brian! I know a thing or two about scripts, I'm an actor, I look at them all day."  That right there is the very reason you'll make this mistake. Today's guest Emily Grace walks us through creating content from the lightbulb moment to breaking the process down into small, actionable steps. No, like for real... She really realllllllly breaks it down so that it doesn't feel overwhelming!  Plus she teaches us a reliable, failsafe hack to ensure you write stories that actually highlight your talent and attract the right attention in the bizniz.  Oh, and we breakdown the entire plot of one of my favorite movies – The Devil Wears Prada.  Emily Grace is an expert at helping actors get their damn scripts done. It takes courage to put yourself out there and today’s guest helps actors create their own projects.  Tune in to learn: The BIG mistakes actors make when it comes to writing TRUTH TIME: Just because you are good at breaking down a script doesn’t mean that you are good at writing a character fit for you How storytelling is a catalyst for change    Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character! If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you. CONNECT WITH EMILY Instagram https://www.instagram.com/theonlyemilygrace/ Website http://pickfordwest.com/ Subscribe To The Podcast https://plinkhq.com/i/1570747490?to=page Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat  
🎭 Are you an actor?  📝 Do also write scripts?  💻 OR create content?  If you answered yes to any or ALL of these questions then today’s episode of the podcast is for you. My guest Carly Tatiana Pandža is a talented actor and writer, who brought both of these things to the forefront when reaching out for representation. Carly is a graduate of my program #agentgoals and I had to have her on the show – and not just cuz she got 22 offers for representation 😱😱😱! –But because she is a person who's done a lot of self growth to look at herself and the way she's showing up in the world. 🌍 I imagine that if you're listening to this podcast, you're one of those people as well. 👈 And so for Carly, the hunt for representation wasn't just her wanting to get auditions as an actor, it was also because she makes content. 🎞 🎥 She actually has a feature-length award-winning documentary HAIR that streamed on Hulu. She made this after she had a successful You Are Not Your Hair head-shaving charity event.  So, if you're an actor or content creator looking to find representation or just want to gain valuable insights on how to succeed in the entertainment industry, this episode is a must-listen Fun Fact: Carly’s strong commitment to amplifying women’s authentic voices and transforming equity of representation and career opportunities within the entertainment industry led to founding HER Theatre Company, an LA-based boutique that is 100% female owned and operated, with all content written, performed, directed, and produced by women.  Thank you for tuning in to this episode of Brian Breaks Character!   If you loved this episode, please subscribe and leave an honest review. Your review helps boost the show and gives us the chance to help more creatives get out of suffering for their art and into action. Be sure to leave your IG handle when you do so I can send a VIP episode to say thank you. Want to learn more? If you’re an actor and your goal is to have a fabulous representation, come watch Make Agents Want You for free (https://www.makeagentswantyou.com). That way, you can get off the hamster wheel of reaching out and focus on the acting you were born to do.   CONNECT WITH CARLY Instagram  https://www.instagram.com/carlytatianapandza/ Website https://www.carlytatianapandza.com/   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES  #54 Age Ain’t Nothin’ But a Number - How Sharon Got 17 Meetings for Representation https://link.chtbl.com/BBC54   Discover Your Human Design  https://www.daylunalife.com/   Subscribe To The Podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1570747490   Watch The Uncut Behind-the-scenes Video Of This Episode On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/brianpatacca   Need New Representation? Get In On This Free Training: https://makeagentswantyou.com   Follow Me On Instagram For A First-look At Our Guests And Upcoming Episodes! https://www.instagram.com/briansaysthat Episode Transcript https://brianbreakscharacter.s3.us-west-2.amazonaws.com/Ep.+115+-+Carly+Tatiana+Pandza.pdf  
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