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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.

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.
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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.

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Episodes

The Anniversary Episode

5/1/2019
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On 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.

Duration:00:47:10

"True Detective" Actress Alyshia Ochse

4/25/2019
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Alyshia 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...

Duration:00:41:10

"FBI" Actor Jay Klaitz on Auditioning

4/9/2019
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"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

Duration:00:56:24

"Have Fun or Get Out"

3/21/2019
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"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

Duration:00:39:52

Laureen Muller: Atlanta-Based Talent Manager

3/7/2019
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From effective "self-tape" auditions to who should seek representation in Atlanta, talent manager Laureen Muller comes on the show to discuss these topics as well as much, much more. http://rcmtalent.com

Duration:00:51:33

Renowned Acting Coach Terry Knickerbocker

2/21/2019
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“As an actor, you’re only as good as your ideas.” In this episode Leigh visits with renowned acting coach Terry Knickerbocker. Terry is a graduate of the Experimental Theatre Wing at NYU, where he is still a member of the core faculty. He trained as an actor and a teacher with William Esper, and in 2015 he founded the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, a two-year Meisner conservatory in Brooklyn. Terry has coached actors including Sam Rockwell, Chris Messina, Boyd Holbrook, Natasha Lyonne, Leslie...

Duration:00:46:04

Tony Howell: The Actor's Digital Strategist

2/13/2019
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Tony Howell is a digital strategist for Emmy, Grammy, Tony, Oscar, and Olivier award-winning artists. His work has been featured by Google, Squarespace, SAG-AFTRA, Actors' Equity, and more. Before becoming an entrepreneur, he was an actor for 20+ years, performing On-Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours, and more. In addition to weekly free content and scholarships to his quarterly programs, Tony donates a percentage of profits to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and 100% of all the...

Duration:00:45:43

How to Set and Achieve Your Acting Goals

1/15/2019
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On this episode my guest is Courtney Rioux. Courtney can be seen on NBC’s Chicago Med as Paramedic Courtney. Her voice can currently be heard on spots for Jimmy Dean, McDonalds Happy Meal, and Hershey’s. As a Clarity Coach she helps her clients shift from stuck and unhappy to empowered and joyful. Her fun and easy approach has been described as, "therapy without the therapy!" Courtney and I discuss goal setting and achieve, how she went from a co-star to being on nearly every episode of...

Duration:01:08:16

Seth Barrish: A Different Kind of Coach

1/1/2019
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Seth Barrish has been a professional acting coach and teacher for more than 30 years. An award-winning actor, director, and Artistic Director, he has spent the last three decades focusing on techniques that maximize spontaneity and bring performances to life. He is the co-founder and co-artistic director of the Barrow Group: a new York based theater company and school.

Duration:00:49:03

How to Book Co-Star Roles

11/13/2018
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Michael Kostroff has been in approximately every TV show ever made. Here's his advice on auditioning for co-star roles. www.WeAudition.com (25% with code ACTION25) www.audibletrial.com/actionpodcast http://www.auditionpsych101.com https://twitter.com/TheRealKostroff

Duration:00:45:28

Black Text on White Paper

4/23/2018
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On this episode my friend and fellow actor Nelson Ritthaler and I discuss an incredibly beneficial exercise for actors that we have been practicing. Enjoy. www.WeAudition.com (25% with code ACTION25) www.audibletrial.com/actionpodcast

Duration:00:47:51

Ozark's Kevin L. Johnson

1/30/2018
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On this episode, actor Kevin L Johnson, who plays Sam Dermody on the hugely popular Netflix show Ozark. Enjoy. www.WeAudition.com (25% with code ACTION25) www.audibletrial.com/actionpodcast

Duration:00:23:42

Legendary Coach Larry Moss: Part 2

1/3/2018
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Larry Moss is one of the most sought after acting coaches in the world today. He worked with Helen Hunt on As Good As It Gets, Tobey Maguire on Seabiscuit, Hillary Swank on Boy Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator, The Departed, The Wolf of Wallstreet and many more. He studied with Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner. He has taught at Juilliard and The Circle in the Square in NYC. He has acted in numerous broadway productions, has directed for the stage and...

Duration:00:28:43

Legendary Coach Larry Moss: A Rare Interview

12/6/2017
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Larry Moss is one of the most sought after acting coaches in the world today. He worked with Helen Hunt on As Good As It Gets, Tobey Maguire on Seabiscuit, Hillary Swank on Boy Don’t Cry and Million Dollar Baby, Leonardo DiCaprio on The Aviator, The Departed, The Wolf of Wallstreet and many more. He studied with Stella Adler and Sanford Meisner. He has taught at Juilliard and The Circle in the Square in NYC. He has acted in numerous broadway productions, has directed for the stage and...

Duration:00:27:25

Comedy For The UnFunny

11/28/2017
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Michael Kostroff returns to discuss tips for auditioning and working in comedy for people who consider themselves "unfunny" For all information on Michael's upcoming workshops go to... http://www.auditionpsych101.com ALSO! Go meet Michael and get your signed copy of Audition Psych 101 Saturday, 12/2 6:30-8:00 pm The Book Cellar 4736-38 N. Lincoln Avenue Action Podcast Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2010870055857893/

Duration:00:42:00

This Ain't The Feel-Good Club

11/21/2017
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This episode is an interview with a friend of mine about his experience attending a Summer Intensive, which is a condensed acting conservatiory experience where students are in class all day, 6 days, for 6 weeks. The school he attended did not sponsor this episode. This is an honest, unbiased view.

Duration:00:41:05

Lessons from 18 Years of Casting: Holly Allen

11/1/2017
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Holly Allen is a professional actor, acting teacher, and freelance ​casting director. She has seen exactly what works and what doesn't after ​directing thousands of auditions over the past ​18 years. To find out more about Holly go to http://www.hollyallenonline.com ​Find her on Facebook @HollyAllenActor for upcoming workshops, articles and updates.

Duration:00:39:55

Michael Kostroff on Acting with De Niro

5/15/2017
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http://www.hbo.com/movies/the-wizard-of-lies To sign up for Michael's Audition Psych 101 workshop go to http://www.auditionpsych101.com and make sure to sign up for his email list so he can notify you when he's coming to your city.

Duration:00:34:42

How To Make $$$ In Commercial Print

12/15/2016
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This episode is a conversation between myself and Emily Jo Hayes, a very successful model and actress working in the Midwest, about the basics of commercial print or lifestyle modeling; a highly lucrative aspect of this industry we feel many actors neglect. To schedule a Skype appointment with me email leighfoster123@gmail.com To schedule a Skype appointment with Emily email emilyjohayes@gmail.com

Duration:01:17:57

Emily Fletcher: Meditation for Actors

11/25/2016
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Emily Fletcher's ten year Broadway acting career included roles in Chicago, The Producers & A Chorus Line. She is the founder of Ziva Meditation and zivaMIND, the world’s first online meditation training course. Emily has been featured in The New York Times, named top 100 "women in wellness to watch" and regarded as one of the leading experts in Vedic meditation. She has been invited to speak at Google, Viacom, and Harvard Business school to name a few. Since 2011 over 3,500 ppl have taken...

Duration:00:43:48