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Action: The Pursuit Of Acting Excellence

Leigh Foster

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Action: The Pursuit Of Acting Excellence
Action: The Pursuit Of Acting Excellence

Action: The Pursuit Of Acting Excellence

Leigh Foster

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My name is Leigh Foster and I’m an actor living and working in Chicago. My career is going well but I know I have a long way to go. I’m determined to become a great actor, if you are too, I hope you’ll follow me as I search for the advice and experiences that will help accomplish that goal.

Latest Episodes

Welker White & Damian Young

EWelker White is an actor with deep roots in theatre, film, and television. Most recently Welker completed shooting her third film with Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. On stage Welker has performed on and off-Broadway as well as regionally, originating roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, John Patrick Shanley, Craig Lucas, Mac Wellman, David Ives, Keith Reddin, and many others. Welker holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the MFA Acting program. Damian Young is a career actor with over 100 credited film and television appearances. His work spans the films of Hal Hartley and cult favorite Nickelodeon's Pete and Pete, to roles in films such as Birdman, Catfight, Wonderstruck, and Ocean's 8. His recent work includes a series regular on HBO’s The Comeback, and recurring roles on House of Cards, Ozark, Homeland, and The Good Wife. Damian has worked extensively in theatre, both on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally. Together, through a unique, process-oriented approach to the form, they provide actors with concrete tools to unlock authentic behavior that reads onscreen. To learn more visit their website https://www.themovingframe.com Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free.

58 MIN3 w ago
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Welker White & Damian Young

My Thoughts on Acting and Life

EYou want my advice? Here you go. I give my thoughts on building a career in acting in this interview from The Tony Rossi Show. Enjoy. Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free. Become a member like Leigh. Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ Follow Leigh on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighfoster123/ Follow Tony on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony.rossi/

48 MINAUG 8
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My Thoughts on Acting and Life

Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

EJoin Leigh as he visits with actor/performer Justin Guarini. Justin was a finalist in the first season of American Idol in 2002, which served to jump start his performance career. He has since appeared on screen and stage, including in Broadway productions of ‘American Idiot,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and ‘Wicked.’ He’s also hosted many shows like ‘Idol Wrap’ and has had some fun playing the hilarious Lil’ Sweet in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper. Justin talks about the importance of having the right mindset and how it can affect every part of your experience in the industry. He also breaks down some external and internal challenges of auditioning and why you should never lie (ever), no matter the kind of day you’re having. In addition, Justin and Leigh discuss the necessity of approaching an audition as the opportunity to bring your own unique perspectives and experiences to a role, rather than thinking it’s some kind of competition. Finally, Justin shares his views on how proper self-care can keep you motivated and sane while navigating the industry and offers one incredible piece of advice for actors who are just starting out. Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going towww.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free. Become a member like Leigh. http://www.justinguarini.com Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ Follow Leigh on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighfoster123/

38 MINJUL 25
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Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

"Arrow" Actress Elysia Rotaru

EIn this episode Leigh visits with actress/producer Elysia Rotaru. Elysia is a Vancouver native who recently relocated to Los Angeles. She has many credits under her belt, including ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural,’ a recurring role on ‘Arrow,’ and many others. She’s also a highly sought-after voiceover talent, having used her talents on hundreds of projects, including commercials, animation, and video games. Elysia discusses the challenges (and joys) of auditioning, along with the transition from theatre school to film. She also talks about how she launched her acting career, her experiences with different sets and casting rooms, and how much she enjoys voiceover and motion capture work. In addition, she gives a dynamite piece of advice for anyone who wants to become a full-time actor. Elysia Rotaru links: IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011272/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/elysiarotaru?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/elysiarotaru/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://elysiarotaru.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheElysia09

28 MINJUL 3
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"Arrow" Actress Elysia Rotaru

The Man Who's Seen 10,000 Auditions

E"You know how many actors come in here and say 'I just got this last night or I got it two days ago'?...And you know what I say? 'So did the person that's going to fuckin' book it' Jonathan Stanley is the owner of Hot Shots Self Taping in LA. Over the years he has seen thousands and thousands of auditions. On this episode he comes on to explain what that's taught him. As an actor Jonathan has landed roles on projects such as 'Timeless,' 'Batman v Superman,' 'Lucifer,' 'The Bold and the Beautiful', 'Agents of Shield,' 'Aquarius,' 'CSI Cyber,' 'The Last Ship,' 'Too Close To Home,' and many more. Currently, he plays Officer Lawrence Griffin on the Freeform TV series 'Good Trouble.' and is featured in the 2019 Sundance Award winning film 'The Infiltrators.' https://www.hotshotsselftaping.com

42 MINJUN 23
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The Man Who's Seen 10,000 Auditions

Brendan Taylor: Close to 100 Commercials and Counting

E"It's arrogant to think you know why you didn't get a job" Brendan Taylor was born in North Vancouver, Canada. He completed high school with a bilingual diploma in English and French, he pursued post-secondary education at The University of British Columbia where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was fortunate to spend a year on exchange in Paris, France. He began working in Set Decoration on The Wicker Man (2005) starring Nicholas Cage. From that point on he worked on multiple features, series, TV movies, and short films shooting in Vancouver as a Set Dresser, Lead Dresser, and On-Set Dresser in the Set Decoration department. Armed with years of knowledge and experience behind the camera, Brendan decided to pursue his dream and return to acting in 2007, and consistently works in Film, TV, Commercials, and Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Recent credits include The Magicians (SyFy), Bates Motel (A&E), Fargo (FX), Supernatural (The CW), and a recurring role on The Arrangement (E! Network).

87 MINMAY 31
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Brendan Taylor: Close to 100 Commercials and Counting

The Anniversary Episode

EOn this episode I check in with my western correspondent in the field; Nelson Ritthaler. After 365 days of pursuing a career acting in LA he breaks down what's gone right, what's gone wrong and everything in between. Enjoy.

47 MINMAY 1
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The Anniversary Episode

"True Detective" Actress Alyshia Ochse

EAlyshia Ochse is a Los Angeles-based actress and bestselling author. Just a few of her credits include recurring roles in "The Purge", "Ballers", "Life Sentence", "Satisfaction", "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", "Hart of Dixie", "True Detective", and more. She is the host of the podcast “That One Audition” which features conversations with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life-changing audition tales and the survival skills they’ve collected along the way. www.alyshiaochse.com

41 MINAPR 26
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"True Detective" Actress Alyshia Ochse

"FBI" Actor Jay Klaitz on Auditioning

E"The most important thing about booking all those shows is don't fucking DO anything...just don't fucking do anything!" On this episode TV, Film, Commercial, Stage and VO actor Jay Klaitz discusses how he approaches auditioning. I guarantee you'll learn something...I certainly did. Oh, and make sure you listen 'til the end ;) Join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ instagram: @leighfoster123 twitter: @action_podcast

56 MINAPR 10
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"FBI" Actor Jay Klaitz on Auditioning

"Have Fun or Get Out"

E"You have to be savvy from the start" In this episode: Actor, and returning guest of the show, Michael Kostroff (The Wire, The Deuce, Damages, Billions, etc) and I discuss everything that DOESN'T have to do directly with the auditioning process. Join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ instagram: @leighfoster123 twitter: @action_podcast Join Michael Kostroff's email list at: https://www.auditionpsych101.com

39 MINMAR 22
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"Have Fun or Get Out"

Latest Episodes

Welker White & Damian Young

EWelker White is an actor with deep roots in theatre, film, and television. Most recently Welker completed shooting her third film with Martin Scorsese, The Irishman, opposite Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro. On stage Welker has performed on and off-Broadway as well as regionally, originating roles by playwrights Lisa Kron, John Patrick Shanley, Craig Lucas, Mac Wellman, David Ives, Keith Reddin, and many others. Welker holds an MFA in Directing from Brooklyn College, where she teaches in the MFA Acting program. Damian Young is a career actor with over 100 credited film and television appearances. His work spans the films of Hal Hartley and cult favorite Nickelodeon's Pete and Pete, to roles in films such as Birdman, Catfight, Wonderstruck, and Ocean's 8. His recent work includes a series regular on HBO’s The Comeback, and recurring roles on House of Cards, Ozark, Homeland, and The Good Wife. Damian has worked extensively in theatre, both on and off-Broadway, as well as regionally. Together, through a unique, process-oriented approach to the form, they provide actors with concrete tools to unlock authentic behavior that reads onscreen. To learn more visit their website https://www.themovingframe.com Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free.

58 MIN3 w ago
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Welker White & Damian Young

My Thoughts on Acting and Life

EYou want my advice? Here you go. I give my thoughts on building a career in acting in this interview from The Tony Rossi Show. Enjoy. Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going to www.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free. Become a member like Leigh. Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ Follow Leigh on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighfoster123/ Follow Tony on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tony.rossi/

48 MINAUG 8
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My Thoughts on Acting and Life

Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

EJoin Leigh as he visits with actor/performer Justin Guarini. Justin was a finalist in the first season of American Idol in 2002, which served to jump start his performance career. He has since appeared on screen and stage, including in Broadway productions of ‘American Idiot,’ ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ and ‘Wicked.’ He’s also hosted many shows like ‘Idol Wrap’ and has had some fun playing the hilarious Lil’ Sweet in commercials for Diet Dr. Pepper. Justin talks about the importance of having the right mindset and how it can affect every part of your experience in the industry. He also breaks down some external and internal challenges of auditioning and why you should never lie (ever), no matter the kind of day you’re having. In addition, Justin and Leigh discuss the necessity of approaching an audition as the opportunity to bring your own unique perspectives and experiences to a role, rather than thinking it’s some kind of competition. Finally, Justin shares his views on how proper self-care can keep you motivated and sane while navigating the industry and offers one incredible piece of advice for actors who are just starting out. Get access to more performing arts jobs than any other platform by going towww.backstage.com/action to get 30 days free. Become a member like Leigh. http://www.justinguarini.com Join the conversation at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ Follow Leigh on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leighfoster123/

38 MINJUL 25
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Audition Secrets with Justin Guarini

"Arrow" Actress Elysia Rotaru

EIn this episode Leigh visits with actress/producer Elysia Rotaru. Elysia is a Vancouver native who recently relocated to Los Angeles. She has many credits under her belt, including ‘Smallville,’ ‘Supernatural,’ a recurring role on ‘Arrow,’ and many others. She’s also a highly sought-after voiceover talent, having used her talents on hundreds of projects, including commercials, animation, and video games. Elysia discusses the challenges (and joys) of auditioning, along with the transition from theatre school to film. She also talks about how she launched her acting career, her experiences with different sets and casting rooms, and how much she enjoys voiceover and motion capture work. In addition, she gives a dynamite piece of advice for anyone who wants to become a full-time actor. Elysia Rotaru links: IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3011272/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/elysiarotaru?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/elysiarotaru/?hl=en WEBSITE: http://elysiarotaru.com YOUTUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/TheElysia09

28 MINJUL 3
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"Arrow" Actress Elysia Rotaru

The Man Who's Seen 10,000 Auditions

E"You know how many actors come in here and say 'I just got this last night or I got it two days ago'?...And you know what I say? 'So did the person that's going to fuckin' book it' Jonathan Stanley is the owner of Hot Shots Self Taping in LA. Over the years he has seen thousands and thousands of auditions. On this episode he comes on to explain what that's taught him. As an actor Jonathan has landed roles on projects such as 'Timeless,' 'Batman v Superman,' 'Lucifer,' 'The Bold and the Beautiful', 'Agents of Shield,' 'Aquarius,' 'CSI Cyber,' 'The Last Ship,' 'Too Close To Home,' and many more. Currently, he plays Officer Lawrence Griffin on the Freeform TV series 'Good Trouble.' and is featured in the 2019 Sundance Award winning film 'The Infiltrators.' https://www.hotshotsselftaping.com

42 MINJUN 23
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The Man Who's Seen 10,000 Auditions

Brendan Taylor: Close to 100 Commercials and Counting

E"It's arrogant to think you know why you didn't get a job" Brendan Taylor was born in North Vancouver, Canada. He completed high school with a bilingual diploma in English and French, he pursued post-secondary education at The University of British Columbia where he graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. He was fortunate to spend a year on exchange in Paris, France. He began working in Set Decoration on The Wicker Man (2005) starring Nicholas Cage. From that point on he worked on multiple features, series, TV movies, and short films shooting in Vancouver as a Set Dresser, Lead Dresser, and On-Set Dresser in the Set Decoration department. Armed with years of knowledge and experience behind the camera, Brendan decided to pursue his dream and return to acting in 2007, and consistently works in Film, TV, Commercials, and Theatre in Vancouver, Canada. Recent credits include The Magicians (SyFy), Bates Motel (A&E), Fargo (FX), Supernatural (The CW), and a recurring role on The Arrangement (E! Network).

87 MINMAY 31
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Brendan Taylor: Close to 100 Commercials and Counting

The Anniversary Episode

EOn this episode I check in with my western correspondent in the field; Nelson Ritthaler. After 365 days of pursuing a career acting in LA he breaks down what's gone right, what's gone wrong and everything in between. Enjoy.

47 MINMAY 1
Comments
The Anniversary Episode

"True Detective" Actress Alyshia Ochse

EAlyshia Ochse is a Los Angeles-based actress and bestselling author. Just a few of her credits include recurring roles in "The Purge", "Ballers", "Life Sentence", "Satisfaction", "Days of Our Lives", "General Hospital", "Hart of Dixie", "True Detective", and more. She is the host of the podcast “That One Audition” which features conversations with your favorite on-screen storytellers and Hollywood influencers who reveal their most life-changing audition tales and the survival skills they’ve collected along the way. www.alyshiaochse.com

41 MINAPR 26
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"True Detective" Actress Alyshia Ochse

"FBI" Actor Jay Klaitz on Auditioning

E"The most important thing about booking all those shows is don't fucking DO anything...just don't fucking do anything!" On this episode TV, Film, Commercial, Stage and VO actor Jay Klaitz discusses how he approaches auditioning. I guarantee you'll learn something...I certainly did. Oh, and make sure you listen 'til the end ;) Join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ instagram: @leighfoster123 twitter: @action_podcast

56 MINAPR 10
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"FBI" Actor Jay Klaitz on Auditioning

"Have Fun or Get Out"

E"You have to be savvy from the start" In this episode: Actor, and returning guest of the show, Michael Kostroff (The Wire, The Deuce, Damages, Billions, etc) and I discuss everything that DOESN'T have to do directly with the auditioning process. Join the facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/ instagram: @leighfoster123 twitter: @action_podcast Join Michael Kostroff's email list at: https://www.auditionpsych101.com

39 MINMAR 22
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"Have Fun or Get Out"