Car washes, commitment and Casentini on this week’s Hollywood Close-Up! Stand-up comedian and founder of The Network Studios, Michael John Casentini IV graces our presence and talks “putting your time in”, how stand-up comedy has evolved and producing your own content.
Natalie and Wayne discuss weight fluctuation for certain roles, navigating LA traffic and good ole Miley Cyrus. They had the honor of chatting with the founding father and pioneer of Breakdown Services and Actors Access, Gary Marsh. Gary talks about knowing what story you tell, the most efficient way to submit and Slate Shot.
Natalie and Wayne discuss their productive week in Hollywood. Theater and TV/Film actor Rico Simonini graces their presence at the Network Studios to talk about his role, playing Frank Sinatra in the Best of Fringe Extensions “Frank & Ava”. Rico delves into Sinatra, an interesting muppet impersonation and theater vs. TV/film acting.
This week, the Bald and the Beautiful recap the Emmys. They chat with Risa Bramon Garcia (Director 200 Cigarettes, Casting Director “Masters of Sex” and instructor at the Bramon Garcia Braun Studios) who enlightens them on her love and passion for directing, teaching and casting. She shares how she keeps things fresh in the entertainment world by mixing things up and talks about doing the things that make you happy. Oh, and not to mention her experience on “The $20,000 Pyramid”!
Natalie and Wayne chat about the upcoming Emmy Awards and briefly discuss the word amazing. Also, newly engaged couple, comedians Rebekah Kochan and Dante talk marriage, their new movie Bro, What Happened? and working side by side with your biggest fan.
Friday the 13th takes over the minds of Natalie and Wayne a day early as they review the 2013 fall TV line-up! Matt Cook (“2 Broke Girls”, “Mom”) talks about being a main company member of The Groundlings, his feature film debut shooting in Wisconsin and not being on the show “Revolution”.
Natalie and Wayne talk about the controversial casting for next summer’s 50 Shades of Grey movie. They discuss the summer of 2013 hits and misses at the box office with special guest, Paul Preston, host of The Movie Guys podcast. For more information, please visit www.themovieguys.net. Remember to rate and comment on iTunes.
Wayne and Natalie discuss the VMAs, Miley Cyrus and promoting yourself in the entertainment business. Publicist and Media Relations Expert, Deborah Mellman talks shop about when the right time is to form your “Team” to successfully push your career forward. Her client and successful actor, Steve Tyler (Me, Myself & Irene, The Three Stooges, Desperate Housewives) touches on re-inventing your image by having that extra set of eyes to push your career in a positive forward direction.
Wayne and Natalie discuss their experiences as SAG-AFTRA members. They chat with special guest, Bill Ratner about his 35 year voiceover career, get his advice on training and working as a voiceover actor and even hear from G.I.Joe’s Flint. For more information on Bill Ratner, check out www.billratner.com.