The Acting Podcast

The Acting Podcast
A new Podcast with Risa Bramon Garcia (director, casting director, producer) & Steve Braun (acting coach, communications consultant), founders of The BGB Studio.

Championing Actors: A Casting Director Roundtable on Zoom!
May 15 • 76 min
In this special bonus episode of The Acting Podcast, Risa and Steve spoke with an incredible group of Casting Directors who are sharing challenges, open calls, and calls for reels on social media, and doing Instagram Lives, all with the intention of being…
Creating a Path to Mind-blowing Work during Quarantine - a conversation with our brilliant BGB Teachers
Apr 29 • 74 min
For today’s special bonus episode of THE ACTING PODCAST, we gathered our BGB Master Teachers together for an important, frank discussion about coping during the time of the coronavirus, the necessity of creating space for community and artistry to happen,…
Art & Healing in the Time of Corona
Mar 24 • 23 min
Risa and Steve sat down together via Zoom for a special bonus episode of The Acting Podcast to speak to our community of artists all over the world about life, art, and healing in the time of Corona. Listen in to what they’ve been discovering about our…
It’s Not You, It’s Pilot Season
Jan 30 • 64 min
Pilot Season. Whether you’re going out for series regulars non-stop or dreaming of your first co-star, this time of year is fraught. In this episode, Risa, Steve, and a special guest- Casting Director Becky Silverman- break down the idea of Pilot Season…
Take Action in 2020
Jan 6 • 31 min
Welcome to 2020. It’s a New Year. A new decade. Now is the time to take stock, to refocus, and to move forward from this moment on with a clarity of vision and purposeful, practical action. What does that look like for you? How do you start? In this…
Bernie Telsey: The King of Casting
Dec 2, 2019 • 72 min
Bernie Telsey started his casting career back in the day alongside Risa, and popped into BGB to sit down with Risa + Steve to talk about it all. As head of the massive- and massively successful- Telsey + Company in New York (and LA), Bernie Telsey is a…
How To Talk To Your Family About Your Career
Nov 25, 2019 • 58 min
Knowing how to talk to your family about your career can be a landmine filled with all kinds of emotional pitfalls: shame, insecurity, trying to impress them, a need for validation, and a lack of transparency about where you’re actually at and why you…
Saying Yes to the No: Managing Rejection
Nov 18, 2019 • 72 min
Rejection is a huge part of every actor’s journey. It is part of everyone’s experience in this Industry, and it can be brutal. Can you imagine going into an audition, getting rejected, and allowing yourself to be okay with it? How about making it a…
An Actor’s Consent: Navigating Vulnerable Spaces
Nov 11, 2019 • 66 min
In the wake of the ongoing #MeToo and #TimesUp movements, conversations surrounding consent as an actor in this Industry are more vital than ever. In this panel, Risa talks with powerhouse advocates in our Industry: television director and actor Laura…
Josiah Akinyele- The Hardest Working Agent in Show Business
Nov 4, 2019 • 54 min
In our recent BGB class, “The Business of Acting,” Risa had the opportunity to sit down with Josiah Akinyele, an agent at Innovative Artists. Listen in as they discuss the agent/client relationship, how to “make it,”along with Josiah’s unique journey from…
How To Get An Agent
Oct 21, 2019 • 72 min
In this episode of The Acting Podcast, Risa and Steve tackle the most frequently asked question of all: “How do I get an agent?” They break it all down, covering everything from cultivating industry relationships and the practical, business side of…
The Secret To Successful Preparation
Oct 14, 2019 • 46 min
What do you do to prepare for an audition? How can you can bring your full, authentic self to the work- while remaining flexible and relaxed in the room? In this episode, Risa and Steve break down audition preparation in the simplest, clearest terms, in…
Wisdom of Women
Oct 7, 2019 • 71 min
In this episode of The Acting Podcast, Risa Bramon Garcia sits down with a group of brilliant women- Mindy Cohn, Harley Kozak, Dionne Audain, and Cate Cohen- all with extensive and varied careers as actors, writers, filmmakers and BGB Studio members – to…
BGB Creators: Queen’s Gambit Films
Sep 30, 2019 • 73 min
Creating your own work empowers you to take control of your own career. Natalie Britton and Kate Hamilton both started their careers as actors and are now well-versed in the fundamental shift that happens when you start making opportunities for yourself.…
Getting Right With Self-Tapes
Sep 23, 2019 • 67 min
The landscape is changing. Self-tapes are the new audition room. But how can you show up fully and do your best work when it’s just you, a camera, and an empty room? Listen as Risa and Steve debunk every myth about self-taping (the blue background,…
Choose Your Own Adventure: An Artistic Roadmap
Sep 13, 2019 • 66 min
Creating your own path as an artist in this industry – on your own terms – is a vital part of any actor’s journey. In this episode, Risa and Steve talk about their own personal journeys and career challenges, including the story of how they came together,…
How to Make It in Hollywood
Sep 6, 2019 • 51 min
How to make it in Hollywood is about so much more than figuring out the mythic 1-2-3 steps to becoming a star. It lies in a holistic approach to being a whole and happy actor- on your own terms. In this episode, Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun explore…
OFFICIAL TRAILER - The Acting Podcast from The BGB Studio
Aug 15, 2019 • 3 min
Check out a sneak preview of The Acting Podcast (with Risa and Steve) from The BGB Studio. First episode drops Monday, September 9th, 2019. Subscribe now to get new episodes as they become available!