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Hometown To Hollywood w/ Bonnie J Wallace

Hometown To Hollywood w/ Bonnie J Wallace

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Bonnie J. Wallace is the author of Young Hollywood Actors and The Hollywood Parents Guide, and mother of Emmy Award winning actress Dove Cameron. In this weekly show she shares an intimate conversation with a guest from the TV/film/music world. Inspiring, entertaining & educational.

Latest Episodes

EP 111: Diane Christiansen, Master Acting Teacher

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Diane Christiansen. Diane is an award-winning acting teacher, and founder of Diane Christiansen Coaching in Los Angeles, as well as the new Christiansen Acting Academy in nearby Agora Hills. Her schools offer weekly classes to actors from age three to adult, broken down by age and focus—and including scene study, audition, technique, Improv, and character development, as well as offering commercial classes, casting director workshops, demo reels, and private coaching. Diane Christiansen’s students over nearly 30 years teaching have included Hailee Steinfeld, Miranda May, David Henrie, Spencer Daniels, Danielle Panabaker, Jason Dolley, Amy Bruckner, and more. This is actually Diane’s second time on the podcast! She was on 3 years ago, on episode 36. We discuss her new school, some of the latest developments in auditions, Method acting, the importance of branding and reinvention to actors, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “Branding is probably the hardest thing for an actor to do themselves.” “Anybody can make a self-tape look good.” “Reinvent, reinvent, reinvent.” “You’re going to find that a lot of The Method techniques cross over into all the other sensibilities taught out there, because the 5 American Masters all came from Stanislavski.” “The thing that I think The Method helps people learn the most about is themselves.” “We have a lot of Meisner with television actors, and we have a lot of Method with feature film actors.” “The most successful people I’ve trained are training with two or three people.” “When you get into the Network testing for series regulars, it gets very gritty.” “I think knowing what NOT to do is just as important.” “Start training as consistently as possible.” “Build a team, and find a way.” “Whenever you don’t feel like you’re going forward, keep training.” “Reinvent yourself. Rebrand yourself. Recreate what you’re doing.” Find Diane Christiansen HERE: Website: http://www.TheChristiansenActingAcademy.com Instagram: @TheChristiansenActingAcademy Twitter: @ActUpDi Facebook: @DianeChristiansenCoaching Master Talent Teachers online acting classes: http://www.mastertalentteachers.com/

12 MIN1 w ago
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EP 111: Diane Christiansen, Master Acting Teacher

EP 110: Haydn Jones, Commercial Talent Agent

Today my guest on the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Haydn Jones. Haydn is head of the Youth Commercial Division at A3 Artists Agency, formerly known as Abrams Artists Agency. This is the very first Commercial Agent interview on the podcast and I’m so excited to share it with you! We discuss how actors can get started in the industry, how to get a commercial agent’s attention, why commercials can be the gateway to an acting career, how commercial casting is different than theatrical casting, what actors can do during the COVID shutdown, and much more. Become a Friend of the Podcast and listen to the full interview, as well as get access to the entire collection of over 100 other inspiring and educational episodes designed to help you succeed in the entertainment industry. It’s easy! In your browser bar, go to https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/ and for just $5 a month—about the price of latte-- become a member. Your support allows me to continue to do the work that ...

13 MIN3 w ago
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EP 110: Haydn Jones, Commercial Talent Agent

EP 109: Harriet Greenspan, Hollywood Casting Director

Become a member! Friends of Hometown to Hollywood get the full version of the interview, plus complete access to my archive—sign up here: https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/ (If you’re already a Friend, thanks for your support! Find the latest episode and your podcast feed here: https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/subscription/ ) My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood Podcast is Los Angeles casting director Harriet Greenspan. Harriet has six Artios Award nominations by the Casting Society of America, with one win for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. She is the author of the book Auditionology, and also coaches actors and teaches workshops. Film and TV projects Harriet Greenspan has cast over her three decades-plus career include Knight Squad, Alex & Me, Pure Country, True Jackson V.P., Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Unfabulous, Scooby Doo, and Mean Girls 2. She is a member of The Casting Society of America and the National Academy of ...

83 MINAPR 17
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EP 109: Harriet Greenspan, Hollywood Casting Director

EP 108: Diane Burroughs, TV Writer, Showrunner

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is producer, writer, and show runner Diane Burroughs. Diane is best known for This is What Democracy Looks Like, Still Standing, Rita Rocks, Yes Dear, and The Drew Carey Show. Diane shares her years of experience generously and speaks very directly about how actors both fail and succeed in this industry, including sharing audition advice, advice for parents of actors, thoughts for writers, and general excellent insight for anyone who wants to work in entertainment. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “I do think it’s important to have your own website, and have a social presence.” “Don’t come in and say, ‘Hey, I’ve never seen this show. Can you tell me something about it?’” “Why would you tell me, ‘I don’t watch sitcoms’ when you’re auditioning for a sitcom?” “Multicamera sitcom acting is way different than single-camera, or feature film, or even being on a stage.” “Remember what you did in...

46 MINAPR 2
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EP 108: Diane Burroughs, TV Writer, Showrunner

EP 107: Lisa London, Casting Director

My guest on this podcast episode is Los Angeles film and TV casting director Lisa London. Lisa has won an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. She is the author of the book From Start to Stardom: The Casting Director’s Guide for Aspiring Actors. Some of the many Film and TV projects Lisa London has cast over her 25-plus year career, alongside her casting partner Catherine Stroud, include Hannah Montana, Grandma’s Boy, The House Bunny, Suite Life of Zak and Cody, Sandy Wexler, The Poison Rose, Freaks, andupcoming films to be released in 2020, Switched, Eat Wheaties, and Through The Glass Darkly. She is a member of The Casting Society of America. Lisa shares advice for actors on auditions, how to succeed in the industry, how to get on the radar of a casting director even if you don’t yet have an agent, and much more. She is a passionate advocate for actors, and the dedication comes through in this very generous interview. Some of ...

81 MINMAR 19
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EP 107: Lisa London, Casting Director

EP 106: Jet Jurgensmeyer, Entertainer

Today my guest on this podcast is young actor and musician Jet Jurgensmeyer. Jet is best known for his work on Last Man Standing, American Sniper, Ferdinand, Adventures in Babysitting, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Shimmer and Shine, and T.O.T.S. His debut album featuring new single Parachute is out now. Jet is only 15, but he has already accomplished a lot as a professional performer. Join us as he shares how he got his start, who inspires him, how he balances school and work, how he stays positive through the inevitable rejection an actor faces, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: · “My parents really help me with everything.” · “Be yourself, because when you do the scene, then they can see the change.” · “If you’ve been in that casting room before, try to remember what the backdrop is, so you don’t wear the same color.” · “I’ve made some really close friends along the way.” · “You’re going to be your worst critic. Have somebody you trust ...

34 MINMAR 5
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EP 106: Jet Jurgensmeyer, Entertainer

EP 105: Judy Kain, Acting Teacher

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Los Angeles acting teacher, Judy Kain, founder of the award-winning Keep it Real Acting Studios. Judy Kain is also the author of I Booked It!, host of the podcast, Hollywood Game Changers, and an actress with over 400 commercial credits, and over 110 film &TV credits. We cover a range of important subjects for aspiring actors, and focus especially on the commercial end of the field. Judy shares her wisdom on auditions, self-tapes, mindset, training, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “I feel that commercials are a little mini movie.” “Commercials are directed by film directors—almost 90%.” “The trap with an actor is they think the more they do, the better it will be. That’s not the case.” “Less is more. Keep it real.” “Incorporate that camera into the scene. Make it part of your fourth wall.” “You can do commercials ‘til you’re 99 years old.” “There is work everywhere.” ...

48 MINFEB 21
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EP 105: Judy Kain, Acting Teacher

EP 104: Scott Sedita, Master Acting Teacher

My guest on today’s podcast episode is renowned Los Angeles acting teacher Scott Sedita, founder of the Scott Sedita Acting Studios. A former talent agent and casting director, Scott is the author of two books, Scott Sedita's Guide to Making It in Hollywood: Three Steps to Success, Three Steps to Failure, and The Eight Characters of Comedy. He’s also the creator of the Scott Sedita Actor’s Audition App. Actors who have studied with Scott include Cameron Monaghan, Holly Taylor, Ross Butler, Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Josh Duhamel, Charles Melton, and Brandon Routh. Scott shares a wealth of insight and information gathered over decades in the business. We discuss the keys to success for actors, what leads to failure, audition tips, self-tape tips, career advice, and much more. Here are some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “This year there’s going to be a lot of comedy, especially multi-cam comedy, thanks to Chuck Lorre.” “Keep it real, keep it honest, and if it...

47 MINFEB 7
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EP 104: Scott Sedita, Master Acting Teacher

EP 103: Cindy Osbrink, Youth Talent Agent, Founder & CEO of Osbrink Agency

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Cindy Osbrink, CEO of The Osbrink Agency which she founded in 1993. Today Osbrink is one of the most esteemed Youth Talent Agencies in Hollywood, and the company is a full-service agency with Theatrical, Commercial, Print and Voice Over departments for adults and youths alike. Cindy has represented many of the most acclaimed young actors in Hollywood including Brie Larson, Dakota & Elle Fanning, Tyler James Williams, Raven Symoné and Jake Lloyd. Cindy is also respected among her peers, twice winning The Talent Manager Association’s Youth Theatrical Agent of the Year award. Cindy Osbrink’s experience and expertise are priceless, and she rarely does interviews. Join us for her thoughts on how she can spot star quality, advice for parents of young actors, how to communicate with your agent, parents as managers, college for actors, how to prepare for success before you ever come to LA and when to come out, and much more...

42 MINJAN 23
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EP 103: Cindy Osbrink, Youth Talent Agent, Founder & CEO of Osbrink Agency

EP 102: Toni Long, Entertainment Lawyer

Do you ever wonder what an entertainment attorney would tell you if you could sit down and talk? What advice they might give you? If so—you are in for a treat, because today’s podcast features Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney Toni Long. If you or someone you love is getting into professional performing of any sort, you would do well to take advantage of this free hour with Toni. We discuss some of the biggest mistakes actors make with lawyers, when to reach out to one, what an entertainment lawyer can do for an actor, and much more. Toni’s advice is useful for actors of any age, as well as parents of young actors. Join us! Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “You should never sign a management contract without having an attorney review it.” “Do not put your personal address on documents that are filed.” “When you set up your loan-out corporation, it should be an S-Corp.” “Trying to have a personal injury attorney work as your entertainment attorney would be...

57 MINJAN 5
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EP 102: Toni Long, Entertainment Lawyer

Latest Episodes

EP 111: Diane Christiansen, Master Acting Teacher

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Diane Christiansen. Diane is an award-winning acting teacher, and founder of Diane Christiansen Coaching in Los Angeles, as well as the new Christiansen Acting Academy in nearby Agora Hills. Her schools offer weekly classes to actors from age three to adult, broken down by age and focus—and including scene study, audition, technique, Improv, and character development, as well as offering commercial classes, casting director workshops, demo reels, and private coaching. Diane Christiansen’s students over nearly 30 years teaching have included Hailee Steinfeld, Miranda May, David Henrie, Spencer Daniels, Danielle Panabaker, Jason Dolley, Amy Bruckner, and more. This is actually Diane’s second time on the podcast! She was on 3 years ago, on episode 36. We discuss her new school, some of the latest developments in auditions, Method acting, the importance of branding and reinvention to actors, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “Branding is probably the hardest thing for an actor to do themselves.” “Anybody can make a self-tape look good.” “Reinvent, reinvent, reinvent.” “You’re going to find that a lot of The Method techniques cross over into all the other sensibilities taught out there, because the 5 American Masters all came from Stanislavski.” “The thing that I think The Method helps people learn the most about is themselves.” “We have a lot of Meisner with television actors, and we have a lot of Method with feature film actors.” “The most successful people I’ve trained are training with two or three people.” “When you get into the Network testing for series regulars, it gets very gritty.” “I think knowing what NOT to do is just as important.” “Start training as consistently as possible.” “Build a team, and find a way.” “Whenever you don’t feel like you’re going forward, keep training.” “Reinvent yourself. Rebrand yourself. Recreate what you’re doing.” Find Diane Christiansen HERE: Website: http://www.TheChristiansenActingAcademy.com Instagram: @TheChristiansenActingAcademy Twitter: @ActUpDi Facebook: @DianeChristiansenCoaching Master Talent Teachers online acting classes: http://www.mastertalentteachers.com/

12 MIN1 w ago
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EP 111: Diane Christiansen, Master Acting Teacher

EP 110: Haydn Jones, Commercial Talent Agent

Today my guest on the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Haydn Jones. Haydn is head of the Youth Commercial Division at A3 Artists Agency, formerly known as Abrams Artists Agency. This is the very first Commercial Agent interview on the podcast and I’m so excited to share it with you! We discuss how actors can get started in the industry, how to get a commercial agent’s attention, why commercials can be the gateway to an acting career, how commercial casting is different than theatrical casting, what actors can do during the COVID shutdown, and much more. Become a Friend of the Podcast and listen to the full interview, as well as get access to the entire collection of over 100 other inspiring and educational episodes designed to help you succeed in the entertainment industry. It’s easy! In your browser bar, go to https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/ and for just $5 a month—about the price of latte-- become a member. Your support allows me to continue to do the work that ...

13 MIN3 w ago
Comments
EP 110: Haydn Jones, Commercial Talent Agent

EP 109: Harriet Greenspan, Hollywood Casting Director

Become a member! Friends of Hometown to Hollywood get the full version of the interview, plus complete access to my archive—sign up here: https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/ (If you’re already a Friend, thanks for your support! Find the latest episode and your podcast feed here: https://hometowntohollywood.supportingcast.fm/subscription/ ) My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood Podcast is Los Angeles casting director Harriet Greenspan. Harriet has six Artios Award nominations by the Casting Society of America, with one win for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. She is the author of the book Auditionology, and also coaches actors and teaches workshops. Film and TV projects Harriet Greenspan has cast over her three decades-plus career include Knight Squad, Alex & Me, Pure Country, True Jackson V.P., Bucket and Skinner’s Epic Adventures, Unfabulous, Scooby Doo, and Mean Girls 2. She is a member of The Casting Society of America and the National Academy of ...

83 MINAPR 17
Comments
EP 109: Harriet Greenspan, Hollywood Casting Director

EP 108: Diane Burroughs, TV Writer, Showrunner

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is producer, writer, and show runner Diane Burroughs. Diane is best known for This is What Democracy Looks Like, Still Standing, Rita Rocks, Yes Dear, and The Drew Carey Show. Diane shares her years of experience generously and speaks very directly about how actors both fail and succeed in this industry, including sharing audition advice, advice for parents of actors, thoughts for writers, and general excellent insight for anyone who wants to work in entertainment. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “I do think it’s important to have your own website, and have a social presence.” “Don’t come in and say, ‘Hey, I’ve never seen this show. Can you tell me something about it?’” “Why would you tell me, ‘I don’t watch sitcoms’ when you’re auditioning for a sitcom?” “Multicamera sitcom acting is way different than single-camera, or feature film, or even being on a stage.” “Remember what you did in...

46 MINAPR 2
Comments
EP 108: Diane Burroughs, TV Writer, Showrunner

EP 107: Lisa London, Casting Director

My guest on this podcast episode is Los Angeles film and TV casting director Lisa London. Lisa has won an Artios Award from the Casting Society of America for Outstanding Achievement in Casting. She is the author of the book From Start to Stardom: The Casting Director’s Guide for Aspiring Actors. Some of the many Film and TV projects Lisa London has cast over her 25-plus year career, alongside her casting partner Catherine Stroud, include Hannah Montana, Grandma’s Boy, The House Bunny, Suite Life of Zak and Cody, Sandy Wexler, The Poison Rose, Freaks, andupcoming films to be released in 2020, Switched, Eat Wheaties, and Through The Glass Darkly. She is a member of The Casting Society of America. Lisa shares advice for actors on auditions, how to succeed in the industry, how to get on the radar of a casting director even if you don’t yet have an agent, and much more. She is a passionate advocate for actors, and the dedication comes through in this very generous interview. Some of ...

81 MINMAR 19
Comments
EP 107: Lisa London, Casting Director

EP 106: Jet Jurgensmeyer, Entertainer

Today my guest on this podcast is young actor and musician Jet Jurgensmeyer. Jet is best known for his work on Last Man Standing, American Sniper, Ferdinand, Adventures in Babysitting, The Stinky & Dirty Show, Shimmer and Shine, and T.O.T.S. His debut album featuring new single Parachute is out now. Jet is only 15, but he has already accomplished a lot as a professional performer. Join us as he shares how he got his start, who inspires him, how he balances school and work, how he stays positive through the inevitable rejection an actor faces, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: · “My parents really help me with everything.” · “Be yourself, because when you do the scene, then they can see the change.” · “If you’ve been in that casting room before, try to remember what the backdrop is, so you don’t wear the same color.” · “I’ve made some really close friends along the way.” · “You’re going to be your worst critic. Have somebody you trust ...

34 MINMAR 5
Comments
EP 106: Jet Jurgensmeyer, Entertainer

EP 105: Judy Kain, Acting Teacher

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Los Angeles acting teacher, Judy Kain, founder of the award-winning Keep it Real Acting Studios. Judy Kain is also the author of I Booked It!, host of the podcast, Hollywood Game Changers, and an actress with over 400 commercial credits, and over 110 film &TV credits. We cover a range of important subjects for aspiring actors, and focus especially on the commercial end of the field. Judy shares her wisdom on auditions, self-tapes, mindset, training, and much more. Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “I feel that commercials are a little mini movie.” “Commercials are directed by film directors—almost 90%.” “The trap with an actor is they think the more they do, the better it will be. That’s not the case.” “Less is more. Keep it real.” “Incorporate that camera into the scene. Make it part of your fourth wall.” “You can do commercials ‘til you’re 99 years old.” “There is work everywhere.” ...

48 MINFEB 21
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EP 105: Judy Kain, Acting Teacher

EP 104: Scott Sedita, Master Acting Teacher

My guest on today’s podcast episode is renowned Los Angeles acting teacher Scott Sedita, founder of the Scott Sedita Acting Studios. A former talent agent and casting director, Scott is the author of two books, Scott Sedita's Guide to Making It in Hollywood: Three Steps to Success, Three Steps to Failure, and The Eight Characters of Comedy. He’s also the creator of the Scott Sedita Actor’s Audition App. Actors who have studied with Scott include Cameron Monaghan, Holly Taylor, Ross Butler, Haley Bennett, Chace Crawford, Josh Duhamel, Charles Melton, and Brandon Routh. Scott shares a wealth of insight and information gathered over decades in the business. We discuss the keys to success for actors, what leads to failure, audition tips, self-tape tips, career advice, and much more. Here are some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “This year there’s going to be a lot of comedy, especially multi-cam comedy, thanks to Chuck Lorre.” “Keep it real, keep it honest, and if it...

47 MINFEB 7
Comments
EP 104: Scott Sedita, Master Acting Teacher

EP 103: Cindy Osbrink, Youth Talent Agent, Founder & CEO of Osbrink Agency

My guest on this episode of the Hometown to Hollywood podcast is Cindy Osbrink, CEO of The Osbrink Agency which she founded in 1993. Today Osbrink is one of the most esteemed Youth Talent Agencies in Hollywood, and the company is a full-service agency with Theatrical, Commercial, Print and Voice Over departments for adults and youths alike. Cindy has represented many of the most acclaimed young actors in Hollywood including Brie Larson, Dakota & Elle Fanning, Tyler James Williams, Raven Symoné and Jake Lloyd. Cindy is also respected among her peers, twice winning The Talent Manager Association’s Youth Theatrical Agent of the Year award. Cindy Osbrink’s experience and expertise are priceless, and she rarely does interviews. Join us for her thoughts on how she can spot star quality, advice for parents of young actors, how to communicate with your agent, parents as managers, college for actors, how to prepare for success before you ever come to LA and when to come out, and much more...

42 MINJAN 23
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EP 103: Cindy Osbrink, Youth Talent Agent, Founder & CEO of Osbrink Agency

EP 102: Toni Long, Entertainment Lawyer

Do you ever wonder what an entertainment attorney would tell you if you could sit down and talk? What advice they might give you? If so—you are in for a treat, because today’s podcast features Los Angeles Entertainment Attorney Toni Long. If you or someone you love is getting into professional performing of any sort, you would do well to take advantage of this free hour with Toni. We discuss some of the biggest mistakes actors make with lawyers, when to reach out to one, what an entertainment lawyer can do for an actor, and much more. Toni’s advice is useful for actors of any age, as well as parents of young actors. Join us! Some of my favorite quotes from our conversation: “You should never sign a management contract without having an attorney review it.” “Do not put your personal address on documents that are filed.” “When you set up your loan-out corporation, it should be an S-Corp.” “Trying to have a personal injury attorney work as your entertainment attorney would be...

57 MINJAN 5
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EP 102: Toni Long, Entertainment Lawyer
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