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The Acting Income Podcast with Ben Hauck delivers outstanding audio content on what so many people want to know: how to earn an income as an actor. Covering a wide range of topics related to acting, making money, and staying balanced, episodes of “AIP” include tips, insights, interviews, and resources for the professional actor, colored with Ben’s own journey in pursuing just that in an expensive city like New York City.

The Acting Income Podcast with Ben Hauck delivers outstanding audio content on what so many people want to know: how to earn an income as an actor. Covering a wide range of topics related to acting, making money, and staying balanced, episodes of “AIP” include tips, insights, interviews, and resources for the professional actor, colored with Ben’s own journey in pursuing just that in an expensive city like New York City.
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New York City, NY

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The Acting Income Podcast with Ben Hauck delivers outstanding audio content on what so many people want to know: how to earn an income as an actor. Covering a wide range of topics related to acting, making money, and staying balanced, episodes of “AIP” include tips, insights, interviews, and resources for the professional actor, colored with Ben’s own journey in pursuing just that in an expensive city like New York City.

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Episodes

AIP037 | The Split-Earnings Problem: SAG-AFTRA's Elephant in the Room

5/17/2018
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Show Notes: http://actingincome.com/episode37 In this long-form episode, host Ben Hauck dives into the ongoing problem of "split earnings" that continues to plague many SAG-AFTRA actors interested in qualifying for a union pension. Ben explains how the merger of SAG's and AFTRA's health plans did not solve the split-earnings problem, putting members in the awkward situation of turning down union work and large paychecks in the pursuit of a pension credit. Ben also outlines how SAG-AFTRA...

Duration:00:47:33

AIP036 | SAG-AFTRA, Stand-Ins, and the Photo-Double Rate, or The Scandal of the Missing “Upfront Increase of Nearly 17%”

4/19/2018
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Show Notes: http://actingincome.com/episode36 In this extended episode, host Ben Hauck narrates his saga of trying to learn from SAG-AFTRA the rate for stand-ins when they photo double in New York. In the process of researching that rate, Ben reveals how he uncovered not just SAG-AFTRA's misrepresentation of the increases photo doubles would make under the 2017 Television/Theatrical Agreement, but also SAG-AFTRA's illogical interpretation of just how much stand-ins in New York should be...

Duration:00:47:13

AIP035 | 5 Reasons Casting Directors Should Be Happy to See Workshops Go - with Anne DeAcetis

4/26/2016
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Show Notes: http://actingincome.com/episode35 Actress and writer Anne DeAcetis is a guest contributor for this episode, reading from her essay on Medium.com which lists five reasons why casting directors should happily play a part in the disappearance of casting director workshops. Host Ben Hauck shares introductory content that motivated Anne's piece -- namely, an article from The Hollywood Reporter on the prevalence of casting director workshops notoriously referred to as...

Duration:00:14:46

AIP034 | Why You Should Vote No for the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract

4/19/2016
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Show notes: http://actingincome.com/episode34 Host (and actor) Ben Hauck explains in detail why SAG-AFTRA actors should vote no on the proposed 2016 Commercials Contract. In the episode, Ben outlines some of the important losses SAG-AFTRA actors will experience should they ratify this contract negotiated recently between the union and commercial producers. Namely, actors will lose use fees they typically get when their commercials are played. They'll lose these use fees (which could...

Duration:00:25:17

AIP033 | How Podcasting Is Affecting My Acting Career

11/18/2015
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Host Ben Hauck explains the responsibility that comes with producing a weekly podcast, and how that responsibility overlaps with his acting career. The episode includes details on the goals he took on in starting the podcast, the kind of work involved in producing it, plus an important announcement on the next stage of The Acting Income Podcast.

Duration:00:11:48

AIP032 | How to Act in New York City with No Income - with Mandy May Cheetham

11/11/2015
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Actor Mandy May Cheetham speaks with host Ben Hauck on how to act in New York City -- with little to no income. In this interview, Mandy shares what motivated her temporary move to New York City from Toronto, Canada, and how she quadrupled the length of her initial stay. Mandy divulges the sources of her funding that financed her stay in NYC and how she was able to cut down on housing costs. Faced with the threat of being homeless in a foreign country, Mandy details how she was able to...

Duration:00:40:17

AIP031 | What I've Learned about Fame - with Victoria Libertore

10/28/2015
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Actress Victoria Libertore talks with host Ben Hauck about fame, and what she has learned about fame after years of pursuing it as an actor in New York City. In the interview, Victoria talks about her recent solo show My Last Attempt at Fame, as well as what fame was to her when she moved to NYC and why she believes she wanted it as an actor. She also speaks to the choices she has made in her life in the pursuit of fame, and how her age and experiences have influenced that...

Duration:00:36:29

AIP030 | My Recap of Episodes 21 through 29

10/21/2015
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Host Ben Hauck recaps Episodes 21 through 29 of The Acting Income Podcast. In this episode, in addition to summarizing the past nine episodes, Ben adds anecdotes about the episodes and explains what he's learned in the process of producing them. Ben concludes with comments on what these episodes reflect about his own acting career to date. Quick links to Episodes 21 through...

Duration:00:16:19

AIP029 | How to Navigate Diversity Issues in Improv Communities to Increase Your Acting Opportunities - with Keisha Zollar

10/14/2015
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Actor-comedienne Keisha Zollar talks with host Ben Hauck about diversity issues at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and in the improv world in general, and what actors can do to increase the population of diverse voices in performance. In this interview inspired by a Washington Post article on diversity issues at UCBT, Keisha explains her current relationship with UCBT as an improv teacher and formerly as its diversity coordinator. She details her activities and achievements as...

Duration:00:42:12

AIP028 | Why I Went from Non-Union, to Union, to Fi-Core All in One Summer - with Eric S. Robertson

10/7/2015
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Actor Eric S. Robertson returns to talk with host Ben Hauck about his personal journey from proudly being a non-union actor, to joining the union SAG-AFTRA, to declaring financial core status soon after joining SAG-AFTRA. In the interview (which serves as an addendum to his interview in Episode 9 titled "Why I Choose to Stay a Non-Union Actor"), Eric explains how he was positioned to join the union as an actor and why he intended to immediately go financial core upon becoming a member. He...

Duration:00:34:03

AIP027 | How to Work as a Stand-In and Not Lose Sight of Your Acting Goals - with Alanna Blair

9/30/2015
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Actor Alanna Blair talks with host Ben Hauck about pursuing her acting career while also taking work as the lead stand-in on two television series. In this interview, Alanna describes what a stand-in does, and she goes into the benefits of standing in for the income and the tremendous filmmaking education it provides the actor. She also goes into the drawbacks of standing in, including long hours that may limit the ability to audition. Alanna shares how she adjusted her expectations as...

Duration:00:33:29

AIP026 | How Self-Sabotage Affects the Actor and What to Do about It - with Jenn Lederer

9/23/2015
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Life and career coach Jenn Lederer talks with host Ben Hauck about self-sabotage and how it affects actors and their career pursuits. In the interview, Jenn explains what self-sabotage is and its psychological origins, offering up overt and subtle examples of self-sabotage especially as they relate to the actor. When it comes to finding what goals you really want to pursue,Jenn goes into the negative results of self-sabotage, but she also details some of the benefits of self-sabotage....

Duration:00:26:44

AIP025 | How to Make Money Using Your Acting Skills as a Brand Ambassador - with Rachel Venokur

9/9/2015
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Rachel Venokur of Productions Plus–The Talent Shop talks with host Ben Hauck about using your skills as an actor to generate an income as a brand ambassador. In the interview, Rachel explains what Productions Plus–The Talent Shop does and how it uses brand ambassadors for a wide range of events it staffs all around the country. She goes into detail about what a brand ambassador does, what skills make for great brand ambassadors, what pay range a brand ambassador might expect, and how...

Duration:00:20:37

AIP024 | How to Be a Person First and an Actor Second - with Aleisha Force

9/2/2015
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Actor Aleisha Force talks with host Ben Hauck about how being a person first and an actor second helps to organize her life and finances as an actor. In the interview, Aleisha shares how she categorizes and organizes her various "person" and "actor" expenses, as well as how she prioritizes what categories she spends her money on. She also explains how keeping her financial situation in order primes her for promoting her acting work. Aleisha gives advice on when to spend on luxury items or...

Duration:00:29:21

AIP023 | How the Word "Professional" Applies to You as an Actor

8/26/2015
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Host Ben Hauck was called "professional" on a set -- but what did it mean? In this episode, Ben covers several meanings of the term "professional" when it comes to your acting career, contrasting dictionary and union definitions of the term with his own personal definition which has nothing to do with compensation or union membership.

Duration:00:18:21

AIP022 | How to Strategize Workshops with Casting Directors, Agents, and Managers to Achieve Your Acting Goals - with Gianmarco Soresi

8/19/2015
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Actor Gianmarco Soresi talks with host Ben Hauck about his incredible year of paying for workshops with casting directors, agents, and managers. In the interview, Gianmarco shares what strategies he used as he spent a large amount of money on workshops and how those strategies evolved as he figured out their function in his acting career. His goals evolved too, and Gianmarco walks Ben through his evolution from focusing on legit theatrical work to focusing on commercials, and from focusing...

Duration:00:38:22

AIP022 | How to Strategize Workshops with Casting Directors, Agents, and Ma

8/19/2015
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Actor Gianmarco Soresi talks with hostBen Hauckabout his incredible year of paying forworkshops with casting directors, agents, and managers. In the interview, Gianmarco shares what strategies he usedas he spent a large amount of money onworkshops and how those strategies evolved as he figured out their function in his acting career. His goals evolved too, and Gianmarco walks Ben through his evolution from focusing on legit theatrical workto focusing oncommercials, and from focusing on...

Duration:00:13:03

AIP021 | How Network Marketing for Arbonne Funds My Acting Career - with Sarah Ittner

8/12/2015
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Actor Sarah Ittner talks with host Ben Hauck about how her work as a network marketer for Arbonne funds her acting career. In the interview, Sarah explains Arbonne and the range of health and wellness products it offers, and what makes network marketing a great business for actors. She details how her sales -- seeming more like product recommendations -- lead to commissions and additional compensation, and what those commissions and additional compensation are. Sarah also shares the...

Duration:00:26:55

AIP021 | How Network Marketing for Arbonne Funds My Acting Career - with Sa

8/12/2015
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Actor Sarah Ittner talks with hostBen Hauckabout how her work as a network marketer for Arbonne funds her acting career. In the interview, Sarah explains Arbonne and the range of health and wellness products it offers, and what makes network marketing a great business for actors. She details how her sales -- seeming more like product recommendations -- lead to commissions and additionalcompensation, and what those commissions and additional compensation are. Sarah alsoshares the financial...

Duration:00:09:14

AIP020 | My Recap of Episodes 11 through 19

8/5/2015
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Host Ben Hauck recaps Episodes 11 through 19 of The Acting Income Podcast. In the episode, in addition to summarizing each episode, Ben adds anecdotes about the episodes and explains what he's learned in the process of producing them. Ben concludes with insights about acting and his transformation as an actor that came over these past episodes.

Duration:00:19:21