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Leven Rambin on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

066: Leven Rambin

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Our episode today is a must listen for actors who want to learn how to orchestrate a career. This is an conversation about empowering yourself as an artist, about staying power, about the necessity to invest in yourself, and the importance of having a vision of where you want to go in your career and how to align everything in your life around that vision. Our guest today has fully arrived as an artist and is here to stay!

Leven Rambin is an award winning actress and director originally from Houston, Texas who trained and taught at Playhouse West in New York City. Leven began her career at just thirteen years old on the set of “All My Children” as Lily Montgomery. Since then she’s worked on dozens of films, including “The Hunger Games,” “Chasing Mavericks,” “Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters,” and “Two Night Stand.” Most recently she starred in Ramaa Mosley’s independent film “Lost Child” as an army veteran who has returned to her home in the Ozarks to find a young, mysterious boy in the woods. She is currently working on the film “London Calling” with Ron Perlman and Malcolm McDowell and “The Dirt,” which follows the origin story of Mötley Crüe. Her television credits include “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “One Tree Hill,” “Scoundrels,” “Wizards of Waverly Place,” “The Tomorrow People,” and “Private Practice.” Leven joined the cast of “True Detective” in the shows second season before portrating Chloe Jones on Hulu’s “The Path,” starring alongside Aaron Paul and Michelle Monaghan. She is currently leading WGN’s crime drama “Gone” with Chris Noth and Danny Pino. “Gone” follows Leven Rambin’s character Kick Lannigan, a survivor of a famous child-abduction case, after joining a special task force dedicated to solving missing person and abduction cases.

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“Invest in yourself, have a vision of where you want to go, operate from that vision. I’m constantly evolving and becoming what it is that I still want to become.”

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065: Elliot Knight

065: Elliot Knight 1500 750 Alyshia Ochse

In our second conversation with Elliot Knight we take a deeper look into everything, from his relationship to auditioning, to how he makes the distinction of being in love with the performance, the storytelling, and the craft rather than the industry and what that difference means for him. He talks about wanting to be the kind of performer who reveals rather than masks. This is a conversation for anybody that needs reminding to own and honor the space you take up, to be expansive, to be vulnerable in your art, and how to let life imitate art.

Elliot Knight is an English actor best known for his break out performance in the British television series “Sinbad,” playing the titular role. Knight received his theatrical training at The Manchester School of Theatre before landing the coveted role. Knight appeared as a recurring character in the BBC crime drama “By Any Means” before making his US television debut in ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder,” joining Viola Davis, Aja Naomi King, and Alfred Enoch. Knight joined the cast of ABC’s hit fantasy series “Once Upon a Time” as Merlin in the show’s fifth season. He starred alongside Juliet Rylance and Antony Starr in “American Gothic” before being cast in Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith’s “Life Sentence,” which aired on the CW. “Life Sentence” follows Lucy Hale’s character Stella as she navigates life after her terminal cancer is cured, her family, and her relationship with her husband, played by Elliot Knight. The show is currently available on Netflix. You can catch Elliot on Greg Berlanti’s DC universe “Titans,” which has just finished its first season.

 

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“Never believe your own press package.”

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Brittany Hall Interview on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

053: Brittany Hall

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Brittany S. Hall is an actress best known for her work in HBO’s Ballers in her portrayal of Amber, starring alongside Dwayne Johnson and John David Washington. She has been featured in many television and film projects, including Satisfaction, Being Mary Jane, Survivor’s Remorse, Quarry, and Drumline: A New Beat. She will join Sanaa Lathan, Ernie Hudson, and Ricky Whittle in Haifaa Al-Mansour’s “Nappily Ever After,” a Netflix original romantic comedy. Brittany Hall takes us through her experience with reality television, alter egos, her time as an urban model, a music video girl, into a talented, powerful actress.

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Brittany Hall Interview on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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“That’s the beauty in our art, that we get that opportunity to be infinite in many ways.”
“I love that I see my growth. I feel my growth. It’s like I’m able to appreciate my growth so much because I was so dark before that I can recognize the light.”
“I’m always interested in what I can be capable of. It’s not for anyone else, it’s for me. I want to know what I can do.”
“Let it come. Don’t force it because you’re going to be hit with resistance. Breathe.”
“I’m unafraid to shine.”

“I use my body to manipulate my mind into what I want to be feeling.”

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052: Leslie Becker

052: Leslie Becker 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Leslie Becker is a Broadway actress, Billboard Artist and Best-selling author of The Organized Actor®–a workbook and planner for the serious actor. Now in its 7th Edition, her teachings have touched more than 300,000 actors over the last 24 years through her books, online courses and private coaching. As an actress, her Broadway and National Tour credits include WICKED, BONNIE & CLYDE, CINDERELLA, ANYTHING GOES, AMAZING GRACE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHOW BOAT and more. Regionally she has starred in more than 50 productions including HELLO, DOLLY, RAGTIME, A CHORUS LINE, BILLY ELLIOTT, SWEENEY TODD and more. In the music world, her song “Slow Burn” hit #4 on the AC Billboard/Hot AC chart in 2016 and her full EP will be out in the Fall. Also a theater writer, her musical A PROPER PLACE had its World Premiere last year, and her current project FETCHING WATER was recently optioned and shooting for an off-Broadway run. She is an artist who refuses to be put in a box and always approaches her work with integrity, bravery, artistry and love.

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“I don’t believe in failure. I think failure is something that is when you quit, that’s what failure is.”

“I like to help people become strong individuals so the highs and lows of this business are balanced by a strong belief in yourself. “

“I always think that anyone who is a creative needs to lead their day with creativity, so do your creative thing first.”

“Decide what you want, believe that it’s possible, and go out and do it.”

“Artists are the bravest people on the planet.”

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BONUS: Hillary Tuck and Joe Towne

BONUS: Hillary Tuck and Joe Towne 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Joe Towne and Hillary Tuck are the partners and creators behind The Actors Mindset, a unique audition technique program that creates a safe and nurturing environment while challenging the actor to work beyond their comfort zone. The program is designed to implement performance routines, to encourage mindfulness, and to take a whole mind and body approach to getting the best out of your performance opportunities. Joe Towne is an award winning writer, director and actor best known for his performances in “Significant Mother”, “Friends in Therapy”, and “Fringe”. You can see him in Rebel Wilson’s newest film “Isn’t It Romantic” next February. He has a long history of coaching businesses, performers, and professional athletes, and he is currently coaching actors at Warner Loughlin’s studio in Hollywood.

Hillary Tuck has been a working actor since the age of 14, and she is best known for her roles in “Honey I Shrunk the Kids”, “Grimm”, “Family Guy”, and “House”. Hillary has been an acting teacher and an on-set coach at Warner Loughlin Studios since 2014, where she has coached various actors on shows like ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy” and Fox’s “The Exorcist.” She was recently the keynote speaker at Eagle U, a leadership conference in Houston, Texas. Joe and Hillary were recently asked by the Elite 11 to speak to the top 24 high school quarterbacks in the country, which you’ll be able to catch on the NFL network next month. The next session of The Actor’s Mindset is Monday, August 6th, running through October 1st in Los Angeles.

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THE PROGRAM:

We work to identify what is OUTDATED, STALE and working AGAINST your self.
We then offer insight on how to reintegrate new EFFECTIVE habits to train instead.
Our program is designed to help bring AWARENESS, PERSPECTIVE and TOOLS to your own personal mindset to help you MAXIMIZE (get your best out of) your performance opportunities. Additionally, help you establish and implement PERFORMANCE ROUTINES that help you address issues such as nerves and confidence and MAXIMIZE (get the best out of) your performance opportunities.

DATES FOR THE NEXT SERIES:
The start date for the next session of The Actor’s Mindset is Monday, August 6th.
It will run through October 1st (no class for Labor Day Weekend) In the Hollywood area

For more information, contact: theactorsmindset@gmail.com

 

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“True confidence comes from the way that we talk to ourselves.”

“We can orient our life around growth.”

047: Rebecca Field

047: Rebecca Field 1500 1000 Alyshia Ochse

Rebecca Field is an actress and director best known for her roles as Lacey on Lifetime’s “The Client List,” starring alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt, Janet on the ABC drama “October Road,” and her portrayal as Jane Gould in “Criminal Minds.” She had a recurring role on ABC’s “Grey’s Anatomy,” and “Kittens in a Cage.” Field has guest starred on numerous television shows, including TNT’s “Hawthorne,” “NCIS: LA,” “Castle,” “Mike & Molly,” “Drop Dead Diva,” and “Monk.” Most recently, she guest starred in David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks,” and “Movie Nights.” Be sure to watch Rebecca in the upcoming Gus Van Sant film “Don’t Worry He Won’t Get Far On Foot,” starring Joaquin Phoenix as John Callahan, and “A Star Is Born,” with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

In this conversation we hear how she protects herself as an actor and champions for herself, how she found her agency and her confidence, and how hypnotherapy and a vision board helped land her first series regular on ABC show “October Road”.

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“Go big or go home. Either get there and do it big or don’t bother doing it at all.”

“I do think there is a fine line between being like overly obsessive and hounding agents every five seconds, or just being an advocate for yourself and for your own career and staying on top of things.”

“When it’s your coverage and your turn, also, go for it. Take your moment, and do the great things you know you’re capable of.”

 

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