Jenna Boyd is an actor and entrepreneur who is perfectly comfortable balancing both her thriving acting career AND a thriving business. She's the new breed of artist-entrepreneur who is too busy securing a financial future to worry about limiting labels ("I am an actor and only an actor"). Which one is her "day job"? Who cares?
Sofia Toufa is an actor, a musician, a dancer and a choreographer. She has successfully navigated her way through the financial ups and downs of the business and has lived to tell the tale. Sofi is not afraid to talk about money (half the battle) and reveals how she makes her finances work for her as an artist.
Chris Dotson is an actor and a Tax preparer- the perfect person to talk to about an actor's money. He has a clear understanding of what it's like to rely on contract work as an actor and he has a scary amount of tax know-how. This audio contains the information you NEED to know to make your financial life work. Listen to this audio to hear everything you need to know about an actor's taxes this year.
The work has changed...again. And actors have to get on board or they'll be left behind. The times we live in have a direct affect on what the Industry expects of actors. We see it happening at every level of the business. We need you to know what's going on in the Industry right now, how and why it's changing.
Being a queer actor coming from far and wide to pursue your dreams in LA, sometimes you have to come out all over again, or encounter things you never had to deal with before. This podcast dives in, with 5 queer BGB actors who share their experiences to coming out in their personal life and in the industry, to what they hope for for their LGBTQ+ fellow actors, to advice for the community, and so much more. Get to know Alita LaShae, Nicky Endres, Kenton Chen, Michael Smith, and Bianca Lopez...
Neil Brown Jr. is one of the hardest working actors in show business. He brings his lust and ferocious appetite for the work to everything he does. He shows up with compassion for everyone with whom he works, digging in, with generosity and hunger. It’s what distinguishes him. We talked with Neil about what's made him the fiercely committed and successful actor he’s become.
Toni Trucks has always had an indomitable spirit, a deep love of the work, an unwavering worth ethic, and an infectious positivity. She’s worked in every arena of performance, from musical theatre to procedural series. Now, as “Lisa Davis” on the hit CBS series, Seal Team, heading into Season 2, Toni has both the opportunity and dedication to be an advocate for women of color, women in the military, for actors whose voices need to be heard. We sat down with Toni to share in her journey and...
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, BGB Actors Poonam Basu, Sanjay Chandani, Rahnuma Panthaky, and Sean T. Krishnan sat down with Chhaya Nene at the Studio to discuss their life experiences and identities as South Asian artists in the industry.
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage month, Nancy Ma gathered several badass actors/activists at The BGB Studio to have some real talk about identity, diversity in Hollywood and the responsibility of artists. Thank you Rodney To, Shalin Agarwal, Nicky Endres and Jane Park Smith for sharing their experiences and encouragement. Inclusion and diversity are at the tipping point of change and possibility. Asians and Asian Americans must be represented in the shift.
Malcolm Jamal-Warner hasn't just been a series regular. He's been a series regular multiple times spanning decades, has been a series regular on one of the most icon shows on television and is currently a series regular. Very few actors have had that kind of success and longevity. We talked to Malcolm about being a child actor, his work on iconic set and what sustains him during the downtime.
Yetide Badaki is a Goddess...and a Series Regular. She's fresh off the first season of American Gods on Starz and navigating what it means to be an actor in demand. She sat down with us to talk about why generosity matters for actors, what it took to book the role of a lifetime, and why the struggle is worth it.
Frankie Kraft is taking matters into his own hands. Unsatisfied with how the industry was treating him and LGBTQ+ actors, Frankie started to make his own work with his own voice. Listen to Frankie talk (with Risa and Steve) about his experience as a Gay man in Hollywood, how he found his voice and his exciting new project.
It's almost here- that moment in Pilot Season when the desperation panic reaches a crescendo. In that moment just as the town is about to implode the clouds part, light emerges and any actor who can meet that moment with magic can book a pilot. Listen to find out exactly when that moment is, and how you can meet it.