Inside Acting is a community committed to empowering actors in creating powerful, bold, self-sustaining careers. Basically, it boils down to this:
BELIEF + WORK ETHIC + FOCUS + KINDNESS = MASSIVE SUCCESS
Through the podcast, blog, and Membership, we learn from and support one another in creating art that is authentic and true. We believe there are many paths to success: our goal is to map out the ones that work.
What’s the podcast thing about?
Inside Acting started out as a podcast back in 2009 – and has grown (and continues to grow!) into the community you see today. It’s a weekly show dedicated to demystifying the inner and outer game of success in the entertainment industry – for actors, and by actors. Each episode brings you tips and insights from Los Angeles-area casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers, personal finance gurus, and more. Get insider information on marketing yourself, creating your own work, and booking the gig – straight from the people who’ve been there, done that, and are doing it again.
Online since 2009 and boasting over 110 5-star reviews in iTunes (and counting!) and several thousand listeners in countries all over the globe, Inside Acting has grown into one of the most popular and widely heard industry podcasts on the web today.
When should I expect new podcast episodes?
With the occasional exception made for holidays, personal vacations, and professional gigs and bookings, we publish a new episode every Tuesday.
How are you guys recording this?
All recording, editing, and producing of the audio podcast happens on a MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X. For in-person recording in Los Angeles, we run 2 M-Audio Nova condenser microphones through a Behringer Eurorack UB802 mixer, then into an M-Audio Firewire Solo, monitoring everything through two sets of Sony headphones. For in-person recording in New York City, we use a Zoom H5n and/or iPhone.
For remote recording, we use Voila to capture the audio from Skype-to-Skype or Skype-to-phone calls.
Every setup is fully portable, and we often travel to our guests for the interviews.
How do you find your guests?
Most of the guests on the show are people we either know, have met, worked with, or have heard through the grapevine are doing amazing stuff.
Well in that case, I know a certain someone who’d be a great guest! (wink, wink)
Cool! We get a lot of pitches every week, and while we’re truly honored and flattered (really!), here’s the thing: the vast majority of pitches and inquiries are from people clearly looking for free and easy publicity — for themselves, their product, their book, their latest project, whatever. And that’s all good and well, but it’s not really what we’re about here.
If you or someone you know is interested in being a guest on the podcast, here are a few suggestions for an effective pitch:
- 1. Please listen to the podcast and be familiar with our tone, philosophy, and interview style. (Sounds obvious, we know, but… you’d be surprised.)
- 2. Please personally email us (we don’t respond to social media or voicemail pitches, sorry) at InsideActingPodcast [at] gmail [dot] com and introduce yourself. We love assistants and interns, but to facilitate us getting to know who you are, please establish and maintain an open and personal direct line of contact.
- 3. Briefly describe your product, class, service, or offering, and the unique angle, thoughts, and/or approach you’d like to bring to the conversation. What insider knowledge are you willing to share on the podcast? It’s all about creating value for the listener.
- 4. Allow us to experience your offering somehow. For example, send us a copy of your book; invite us to an audit of your class or a screening of your film; grant us access to your online course; invite us to your upcoming workshop or seminar.
We’re not fishing for freebies or handouts — though we occasionally do feel the need to ask for access au gratis, depending on the pitch — but the deeper we can go with your offering on a personal level as actors and artists, the better we can gauge whether or not it’d be a good fit for the podcast and our audience at this time.
Thanks for your interest and understanding!
How do I know you guys aren’t selling out? How can I trust your stuff is honest?
It’s our personal and professional policy never to accept sponsorship and/or feature a guest, product, teacher, class, service, or workshop with which we haven’t had some sort of direct and personal experience and/or would not personally recommend. We never accept products or financial compensation in exchange for an interview. Our integrity – and the integrity of the podcast – is our most important asset, and neither are for sale.
What’s your audience and circulation like?
While we’re selective about sharing the hard numbers, we can tell you that Inside Acting podcast is heard by several thousand listeners worldwide each week, plus thousands of visitors to InsideActing.net every month. We have a healthy following on Twitter and Facebook. In addition, our Membership is growing every day.
I’m interested in advertising a product or service with you guys.
We’d love to talk to you. If it’s acting- or industry-related, please note our “Integrity Policy” above, then drop us a line.
I’m interested in becoming a featured sponsor of the podcast.
Let’s talk! Please note our “Integrity Policy” above, shoot us a message anytime.
Is this podcast really free?
Yep. The podcast is and always will be 100% free to listen and subscribe to.
Why the free-ness of it?
We started this thing because we were hard up for cash and were sick of paying to simply see or talk to people who knew things we didn’t. With roots like that, it’d be horrible form and even worse karma to turn around and start charging for content. Freely give, freely receive.
How can I help out?
Lots of ways! First, if you enjoy and get something useful out of the podcast each week, please tell your friends! Word of mouth is the best advertising there is. You can also write us a great review in iTunes, Like us on Facebook, and review us on ActorRated. And, if you’re ready to meet the family, become a Member and get access to powerful career coaching, course content to slingshot you forward, and a community that will support you in creating massive success. Win-win-winning.
It’s our sincere hope that you truly learn, grow, and benefit from the work we do with the podcast and Membership. We work hard to make it awesome, and hold ourselves to very high standards.
How can I get in touch with you guys?
Community is what this podcast is all about. We love love love to hear from and interact with our community; it’s a huge part of why we do what we do.
- Send Us An Email
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- Leave a voice message. Click in the lower right corner to get your voice featured on the podcast.
- Leave a comment on any post on the site.
- Become a Member and get the consistent access to the Inside Acting team and the whole community!
“If you’re an actor or are interested in the acting business, subscribing to this podcast would be in your best interest. The episodes are informative, entertaining, and touch on a variety of topics that are relevant to anyone in the movie, television, or theater business or those who desire to get into one of those businesses! Albert and Trevor are also very open to questions and respond to listener inquiries with thorough answers. Subscribing is a must!” – disneydreams19
Inside Acting relies on the talents of a few artists who are committed to creating the best content & community to help others achieve success.
Trevor is an actor, musician, and USMS competitive swimmer with Southern California Aquatics in Los Angeles. Like the cream cheese, he’s from Philadelphia.
Television credits include Bones, Diagnosis: X, The Young & The Restless, 1,000 Ways to Die, Prank My Mom, and The Bold & The Beautiful.
Also active in voiceover, Trevor leads live monthly VO workouts based on the award-winning VO2GoGo curriculum in Hollywood.
Trevor is represented by Synergy Talent.
AJ Meijer is an actor who sings well and plays video games better. He grew up in a small desert town between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, which briefly had one community theater and was otherwise devoid of art or culture. Thankfully, he had the opportunity to attend a summer theater camp that convinced him that majoring in theatre just might be his bag, baby. UCLA admissions wasn’t paying attention one day and accepted AJ to their School of Theatre, Film, and Television where he earned his degree in acting and musical theatre. He also co-founded the Los Angeles Theatre Ensemble and helped create their critically acclaimed War Cycle.
Some of AJ’s dream roles include lawyer, hockey player, beta tester… or maybe these are just other professions he’d like to try. It’s unclear. If it were possible to live in a tent in a place like Yosemite and still work consistently as an actor, that’s probably where you’d find him.
Jen Levin (SAG-AFTRA) is proud to be the production coordinator of Inside Acting (basically a mix of being a mother and assistant to the podcast). She is a girl with Southern charm and Jersey moxie. When she’s not acting, Jen can be found with her nose in a book, going to Disneyland as often as possible, or blogging. You can read her posts on her personal blog Finding My Inner Bombshell or as a monthly contributor on Ms. In The Biz and The Pet Matchmaker. You can also find her as @thejenlevin on twitter, FB, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Gedaly is an actor & filmmaker. He used to design websites, now he pretends to be a Jedi or a Kung Fu master or other awesome occupations in his own short films. He’s a Shakespeare geek, martial artist, Star Wars fanatic, health nut, and technology nerd.
Deborah is an actress and entrepreneur whose love of performing, learning, and new experiences has led to travels around the globe.
Originally from LA, she studied at UC Berkeley before moving to Australia to pursue her master’s degree in Film Production & Marketing. She worked in the Australian film industry while starting her own marketing/web design freelance business, and has now returned to Los Angeles to chase her dream of becoming a superhero. She loves developing characters and writing about powerful historical figures whose tales’ go unheard!
Grace Gordon is a Los Angeles-based actress, model, activist, and book worm. She grew up heavily involved in the world of books, and continues to spend her days working on film sets, in bookshops, Shakespeare theaters, and at fan conventions. You can listen to her podcast about books and pop culture through the lens of social justice, feminism, and fandom at www.bookjawnpodcast.com. Or you can follow her travels and photoshoots on Instagram @gracegordonofficial.
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