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The Young Actor's Guide
#118 - Actress Marla Sokoloff on Growing up on TV in Los Angeles

Gah!! So excited I was finally able to interview my good friend, actress Marla Sokoloff for the podcast!! You know Marla from Full & Fuller House as Gia, The Practice, The Fosters, Dude, Where's My Car and so much more. I know her as a great actress, mom and friend. I had so many questions for her - from how she started, to making the move out to LA for pilot season, to how she was able to escape the negative path that so many other Hollywood actors couldn't.


Listen to this inspiring, informative interview and let me know your thoughts!

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#115 - Casting Director Amber Horn - Self-Taping tricks and Audition Mistakes

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all! Consider this a Christmas present from me to you because this episode is as valuable as you can get. Do you ever have to do self-tape auditions? If so, this episode with Casting Director Amber Horn will give you incredible insight on what to do to make your tapes POP. Get a piece of paper and pen out for this one, you will DEFINITELY want to take notes!


With love,


Dana Bowling

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#121 - Listener Questions #2!

Another Listener Supported episode! Everyday, I get new questions regarding children and the acting business and have noticed a pattern: a lot of you have the SAME questions! In this episode, I answer the following questions:


*Why are you not asked to read all scenes in auditions?


*A manager wants to sign my child without meeting them. Should I do it?


*Do we bring the sides into the audition?


*How do pins and avails work? What does it mean to be put on hold?


*Which headshots are right??

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#120 - All of your Social Media Questions Answered by Heidi Dean from Marketing4Actors

Some of the most common questions I get as an acting coach and career strategist are social media related. Let's face it, it is a solid and important part of life as an actor and you can't escape it! Luckily, Heidi Dean is here to help us all! 


Listen to this episode and learn the tips and tricks to managing your child's or your own social media safely without panic or confusion! 


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#119 - 5 Tricks to Boost your Confidence Before Your Audition

No matter how established and experienced a person is, they have, at some point, experienced low self confidence. Unfortunately, as an auditioning actor, ain't nobody got time for that!


Listen to this episode to get 5 quick and simple tricks to immediately boost your confidence!


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#123- Parent of Child Actor: Lee Nessel

I can't wait for you guys to listen to Lee's story. Lee Nessel is a powerhouse mama: an award winning journalist and a momager to 6 year old Ella Grace Helton! Lee will share their journey and show you all how she got from seeing a spark in her little girl onstage at 3 to booking a SERIES REGULAR role on a huge network pilot!

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#124 - That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse
If you're listening to this, that means you like podcasts, which is why this crossover episode will be great for you. In this episode, I talk to actress, entrepreneur and mom Alyshia Ochse, host of That One Audition podcast. I tell her all about my journey and why I became a coach and consultant after working as a Casting Director and Agent, and we talk about the ups and downs of a creative life! I hope you enjoy!
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#127 All About Headshots with Headshot Photographer Tamara Tihanyi

One of the major topics I get asked about as an acting coach is ALL about headshots. And the one thing you NEED to know about headshots is: if you don’t have an incredible headshot, you’re wasting your time. In this episode, I interview THE top child’s headshot photographer in Los Angeles, Tamara Tihanyi! We will cover important topics like:


> What makes a good headshot


> What you should and shouldn’t do before your appointment


> What to wear


> Certain things to look out for


Enjoy!

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#128 All About Improv with Courtney Kamen
During my interview with Courtney Kamen, a Second City graduate, improv workshop teacher, and personal friend, we talk all about what improv can do for you and your kids. You may be thinking "I'm not a comedic actor, so I don't need improv," but, improv is something that can be applied to any industry, and any audition. Courtney talks about how improv can set you up for ways to cope with the ups and downs in acting! You don't want to miss this episode; it's SO GOOD! All my love, Dana.
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#129 Tips For Planning An Extended Stay In LA

You asked for it; you got it! This episode has been frequently requested, and I thought it was time to deliver. Being that I was born and raised here in LA, and lived just off Melrose, I knew I had some golden nuggets for you guys! Here's what I covered: questions to ask yourself before planning an extended stay, managing expectations, being aware of your financial situation, cities to stay in, doing research on the part of town you'll be staying in, fun things to do while you're here, and a Q and A from the questions you guys asked in my Facebook Group! This episode is SO much fun! I hope you enjoy it! xo, Dana


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#131 - A Behind The Scenes Look Into Dana's Life

We have a very special episode for you guys in honor of my birthday (June 11th)! My husband, Lance, and I talk off the cuff about all things life, Hollywood, and Dana! I ask him questions like "what's the craziest thing you've ever filmed?" and "what's the weirdest thing about me?" and "where are the cameras during all those crazy, reality tv reactions?". I hope you guys enjoy listening to this episode as much as we did recording it!

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#114 - When things get tough make sure you do this...

Hey guys! A short episode about how important it is to LISTEN to your child and why it's essential to take a step back when things get too negative! Avoid the parent/child fighting and make sure everyone is really in this for the RIGHT reason! 


xo

Dana

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#135 - Interview with Jenn Chapman, Parent of Child Actor DETAILS

This episode was one of my favorites to record! Jenn Chapman is a dream parent of a child actor! Her child was one of the first that I started working with. We talk about her journey as a mother of a child actor, how she and her husband create a safe and happy home for their kids, what she would suggest in terms of management and agents, and how to not create chaos for the kids OR the managers/agents. You don't want to miss this one!xo

Dana

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#136 - Raising a Child Actor in a Healthy Way, My Conversation With Therapist Valerie Sadon

Today I interview one of my best friends, licensed social worker, and therapist, Valerie Sadon. We talk all about parenting child actors, how to help your kids handle rejection, their self-worth, and the ups and downs of becoming an actor.


To get a copy of my free guide, ALL ABOUT REPS, click here: https://danabowling.kartra.com/page/allaboutreps


Connect with Valerie:

Website: http://www.valeriesadon.com


Connect with me:

IG: instagram.com/danabowlingcoachingxo

Dana

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#113 - An Agent's Perspective - My Conversation with Youth Talent Agent Laura Thede

After a whirlwind week here in Los Angeles, I am excited to bring you this episode! Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a children's talent agent? In this episode, I interview Laura Thede, the Director of the Youth Division at DDO Agency! She tells me all about how she started, her background as a dancer and in casting, and how she started and grew the youth theatrical department at her agency! Listen to this one, to get to know an agent's perspective!! 


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#112 - Agents and Managers Tell Me Their Do's and Don'ts for Their Clients
STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and listen to this episode. Are you an actor with an agent and/or a manager or are you on the hunt for a rep? If so, this episode is for YOU. I reached out to the top youth agents and managers and found out the top ten pet peeves and do's and don'ts from their clients! This is incredible advice, take notes and be aware of your actions! Remember, you work for each other!

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#116 - How to Handle Disappointment as an Actor
There is no way around it - being an actor is TOUGH. There are a lot of NO's, a lot of no responses, and a lot of competition. It's so easy to get lost in the negative feelings and sadness that comes with all of the rejection...

BUT.

It doesn't HAVE to be this way. There are ways to handle and manage the disappointment and highs and lows. Listen to this episode to get inspired. 

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#117 - Actor JT Neal on his start from a small town to success in Los Angeles
I am giddy with excitement over this episode you guys!! Actor JT Neal started just like a lot of you...he was a kid that talked too much in class in a small town in Texas, stumbled upon acting and the rest is history. His story is incredible... he had big dreams, supportive parents and talent, which is how we met back in 2014 when I cast him on Nickelodeon's Haunted Hathaways. Listen to hear the ups and downs of a young actor just starting out, and make sure to watch JT in the upcoming ABC sitcom, Bless This Mess, starring Lake Bell and Dax Shepard! 

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#122 - 8 ways to get UNSTUCK when you're feeling stuck!
We've all been there before: You get really excited about the journey you're on or a potential job and then... nada. You wake up one day and just feel unmotivated, frustrated and... STUCK. In this episode, I talk about 8 ways to get unstuck now, plus I answer some of your questions from the Young Actor's Guide Group Facebook page!
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#125 - SELF TAPE 101 with Your Audition Friend, Mara Klein
Questions about Self Tapes? Well, look no further because they are all answered here! Mastering the self tape is essential for every actor now, and there is no better way to learn than hearing from a Self Tape Expert, Mara Klein. Mara is an actress who saw a need for a business idea and created YOUR AUDITION FRIEND, the uber of readers for self tapes! Listen to this episode to hear all about what makes a good self tape, and do's and don'ts!

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#126 - Schooling and Speech Therapy! Jason Shine, Lead Teacher at Brighton Hall and Speech Therapist Elizabeth Oakley
So looking forward for you all to listen to this double interview episode filled with SUPER IMPORTANT info for actors! My first guest is Jason Shine, the lead teacher for independent study school Brighton Hall, and we discuss the pros and cons for a school that is flexible for young actors and those who want a little bit more freedom in their schooling schedule.Then, I speak with my friend Elizabeth Oakley from Magnolia Speech Therapy all about speech therapy and how important it is for young actors to get trained in proper speech techniques!

 

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#130 The Fine Line Between Sharing and Bragging
Listen, the hard truth is, part of being an actor is being a public figure, and I know it can be tough to stay relevant in this social media driven world that we live in. We can feel like we have to constantly be showing all of our wins and the newest thing we're doing. In this episode, I'm here to help you decide what IS and what is NOT appropriate to share on social media and give you a few tips on the difference between sharing and bragging. 
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#132 - Interview with Talent Manager Nikki Mincks
This is the interview you've ALL been waiting for! I have talent manager, Nikki Mincks on this episode talking all about her experience, how she became a manager, what she looks for in a client, things she doesn't want to see from a client, what parents should and shouldn't do when working with a manager, her relationship with agencies, and her role in an actors life! This episode is JAM PACKED with amazing information for you guys! Enjoy!
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#133 - 10 Takeaways From My Trip To Louisiana
I'm so excited for this episode! I recently traveled to Louisiana for work, & I'm sharing with you guys all of the amazing things I took away from this trip that I think are super applicable for actors like you! Things like being out of your comfort zone is a GOOD thing, there's no such thing as being TOO prepared, crossing the bridge in fear & how to focus on where you're going, & so much more! You don't want to miss this one!


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#134 - Interview With Talent Manager Annet McCroskey
In this episode I interview manager Annet McCroskey, she owns the management company Artistic Endeavors. She is a powerhouse who knows exactly what she wants and works hard to get it for her clients! I could've talked to her for hours! This interview was SO good, SO fun and SO vulnerable. We talk about some important things like loyalty, what makes a good client, and how you can keep yourself invested in your manager's eyes!
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