Ever wonder how you can get cast in Hollywood? Today I chat with Jean Arthur, casting extraordinaire. Jean has worked on every type of project imaginable, from TV, commercials, to feature length movies. We discuss how she got into casting and what the process is like. If you're an actor looking for your big break, Jean offers some tips to get noticed. Follow Jean on Twitter and Instagram @JArthurCasting
In this episode of the TalkAnything podcast, I talk to Bryan Wilkerson, a production coordinator. Bryan has worked all types of jobs in entertainment and currently works as an indie film producer on the side. Bryan offers great tips on how to get into the entertainment business if you're a total newbie. This is a great episode if you're unfamiliar with all the moving parts in a film or TV production.
Rachael King is the Head of Communications at DogVacay, a company that helps pet owners find a place for their pets to stay when they go on vacation. Rachael has an awesome story about how she ended up at this fast growing startup. Her journey starts years ago, while she was at a job she hated, just blogging on her own. She used blogging, social media, and hustle to get to where she's at today. Amazing listen for any young professional.
This week's guest is Joe Cannon. Joe is the Director of Marketing at a company call Sports Studio. His job is to outfit nearly every commercial, TV show, and movie with sports apparel. So if you see a Gatorade commercial with a guy lifting weights, Joe probably supplied the weight lifting outfit. Joe and I discuss how he got into this business and what the deal is with logos. Why do you seem sometimes and why do you not see them other times?
This week I talk to Josh Trujillo. Josh is an accomplished comic book author, author of Love Machines. Josh and I discuss how he got into the business, the challenges he faces building his brand, and what the future looks like for comic book writers and illustrators.
I'm back! It's 2015 and the TalkAnything podcast has returned. My first guest of the new year is Justin Alexio. Justin is a stand up comedian in LA.
We discuss how he got into stand up, his journey to LA, and the experiences he's had in stand up and improv. Justin was also in a national Adobe commercial, so we get to hear his perspective on booking a national commercial (it wasn't like previous guest, Jon Weinberg).
The Building Years Podcast
New podcast! This time I have a makeshift sound studio. I made it out of PVC pipe and blankets. It helps reduce echoes, now I just have to work on the sound levels. Almost there!
In this week's episode, I talk with Brittany Ashley, a young stand up comedian/writer in Los Angeles. You may recognize Brittany's face from your Facebook feed. She's often featured in Buzzfeed's video clips.
Brittany and I talk about how writing in her college newspaper lead her down the path to stand up comedy, what it was like going through Second City Chicago, and being a young comedian in LA.
You can read Brittany's blog at StraightLesbian.com. You can also follower her on Twitter or Instagram.
In the third episode of the Talk Anything podcast, I interview my friend, Joe Matsushima, co-founder of the viral video ad agency, Denizen Company. Denizen Company is behind many of the popular videos you see being shared on your Facebook and Twitter feeds.
Throughout his career, Joe has been a part of major hits like, Trojan Games, Safe For Work Porn, LED Sheep, and Best Bus Stop Ever. Most recently, Joe co-created the mega hit, Tiny Hamster Eats Tiny Burritos. [You can read Joe's interview with the Washington Post here]
Joe and I discuss how he got into the ad business, the psychology behind video sharing, and how he knows if a video going to be a success. Enjoy!