An ever-evolving index of our favorite creative, career, and life tools and resources. Each item here comes with the official IAP stamp of approval, as well as links to interviews with the past podcast guests who represent them where applicable.
- Chuck Sloan Tax Prep
Easy, affordable, expert tax prep for actors and performers.
// Chuck Sloan – Episodes 182 & 183
- Actor’s Tax Prep
Another great option for actor tax preparation.
- You Need A Budget
Easy-to-use budget and tracking software, with training and education, a thriving community and a customer support team.
- Mind Movies
Boost your mindset by creating your own visual affirmations in a “Mind Movie.”
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
A 12-week self guided course to develop and / or recover your creativity. A classic.
// Jenna Fischer – Episodes 213, 214, 215, & 216
- Save the Cat! by Blake Snyder
Story is structure. Absolutely essential tools for designing and pacing your screenplay.
- Dramatica Story Expert (Mac) / Dramatica Pro (PC)
Incredibly powerful writing software that helps you structure a sound story by asking pointed, dramaturgical questions based on a proven story engine.
- Scrivener (Mac + PC)
Perhaps the best and only writing and organizing software you’ll ever need. Use it to write, effortlessly organize, and output to a variety of screenplays, manuscript, poetry, and blog formats. A writing must-have.
Relationship Building & Community
- LA Actors Tweetup
Every few weeks, a bunch of actors get together and hang out. It’s super chill, almost always features a special guest speaker, and you’ll make a ton of new friends.
- NY Actors Tweetup
It’s like the one above… but in NYC.
- Urban Confessional
An international free-listening project rooted in service and connection. The most powerful free acting training available.
// Ben Mathes – Episodes 222, 223, & 224
- Ms. In The Biz
An incredible community industry blog centering on women in the entertainment industry. Founded by longtime IAP crush Helenna Santos.
- The Pie Hole
Gourmet pastries and pies, with a full selection of organic, fair-trade coffee, in downtown L.A. Great date spot.
// Lindsay Hollister – Episodes 113 & 114
- Web DesignHer
Deborah knows all the ins and outs of effective branding, design, marketing, and strategy. Look no further.
- Basham Coaching
If you’re looking for a stellar career and life coach, Ryan is your guy. He also has extensive experience producing film and television.
// Ryan Basham – Episode 090
- Think Bigger Coaching
Career coaching from a working actor who’s been there, done that, and still doing it.
// DaJuan Johnson – Episodes 227 & 228
- Greenlight Your Passion Project
Crowdfunding strategizing and campaign optimization and management with a great track record.
// Leah Cevoli – Episodes 204, 205, & 206
- VO2GoGo — Voiceover Classes, Demos, and More
A zero-to-hero curriculum for building a successful and profitable voiceover career.
// David H. Lawrence XVII – Episodes 012 & 235
- Porter Kelly’s Commercial Audition Workshop
Great for defining your audience of one, cold reading, quickly building a character, and more. After taking this class, Trev’s commercial callback shot up to 80%.
// Porter Kelly — Ep 011
- Audition Psych 101
A powerful, single-evening workshop that will reprogram your entire paradigm around auditioning. A must for every actor.
// Michael Kostroff – Episodes 225 & 226
- Be A Working Actor
A 6-week marketing & type intensive workshop. Highly recommended.
// Mark Atteberry – Episodes 239 & 240
- No Budget Film School
So highly recommended from so many trusted sources that we had to include it here.
// Blake Robbins – Episodes 092, 093, & 094
A fantastic tool for tracking your career – and treating it like a business. Use coupon code TAFR9 for 20% off!
// Brian Vermiere – Episode 126
- New Order
NAPO-certified personal and professional organizing consultations and services. Also now an awesome book!
// Fay Wolf — Episodes 108 & 109
- Getting Things Done by David Allen
A simple methodology for stress-free productivity. An essential modern classic.
- Adam Emperor Southard Photography — Headshots and Promotional Photography
Professional and affordable headshot, wedding, commercial, and promotional photography from a trusted IAP friend.
// Adam Emperor Southard — Episode 045
- Idyllic Photography — Headshots and Promotional Photography
// Mark Atteberry — Episodes 239 & 240
- Lexicon Public Relations
World-class personal and corporate publicity services with integrity, strategy, and heart.
// Steve Rohr – Episodes 210, 211, & 212
Health And Fitness
- Beachbody (Rewards Link)
World-class fitness programs on DVD and streaming on demand. Trev’s favorites: P90X, X2, X3, Body Beast.
// Tony Horton – Episodes 115, 116, & 117
- Shakeology (Rewards Link)
An incredibly delicious and potent all-natural superfood drink. Recalibrate hormones, lose weight, regulate digestion. Indispensable. The Chocolate Vegan flavor is unbelievable.