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Amir Arison

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Amir Arison is best known for his work on nine seasons of the NBC/Sony/Netflix international hit series The Blacklist as fan favorite ‘Aram Mojtabai’. In 2022, Amir starred as the lead role ‘Amir’ in The Kite Runner on Broadway, for which he won the 2023 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Performance in a Broadway Debut.

Select TV credits include recurring & guest appearances on American Horror Story, Ramy, Billions, Law & Order: SVU, Bull, Homeland, Girls, as well as many others including HULU’s ‘The Dropout’. On film, he starred in the indie drama ‘20 Weeks’ and has been seen in Tom McCarthy’s ‘The Visitor’,  Nia Vardalos’ ‘I Hate Valentines Day’, Amy Heckerling’s ‘VAMPS’,  ‘Jane Wants a Boyfriend’, ‘Big Words’, among others.  Currently Amir has been starring in a satirical Butterfinger commercial campaign running for the past four years.

On stage, he’s performed in New York, around the country, and internationally with world premieres at New York Theatre Workshop, The Public Theatre, The Signature, MCC, LAByrinth, Waterwell, Yale Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, Huntington, The Shakespeare Theatre, the RSC & more.

Amir is the Emmy Award winning host of the NBC/Telemundo special “Clear The Shelters” helping 161,000 rescue pets nationwide get adopted. He recently sold, is executive producing, and hosting his own talk show ‘The Reel Ones with Amir Arison’ for Reach TV and Lightbeam TV. Amir is also the award winning director of ‘Fortress’ and Angelight Films’ ‘Tati’s Fashion Show’. He is currently between filming the Apple TV Limited Series “Sinking Spring” from Ridley Scott & Peter Craig.


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Jamie-Lynn Sigler

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Jamie-Lynn Sigler has been acting and singing since the age of 7. She got her start in New York regional theater, and has since starred in over two dozen theatrical productions including “Annie,” “The Wizard of Oz,” “The Sound of Music,” “The Wiz,” and “Gypsy.” In the summer of 2001, she starred in the touring production of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II’s “Cinderella,” playing the lead opposite Eartha Kitt. Jamie made her Broadway debut starring as Belle in Disney’s Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast” from October of 2002 through February 2003.

Beyond her theatrical appearances, she starred as Meadow Soprano in the critically acclaimed HBO original series “The Sopranos.” For her work on the show, she received the 1999 and 2000 Hollywood Reporter Young Star Awards for Best Young Actress in a Dramatic Television Series and both 2001 and 2002 ALMA nominations. She also has a SAG Award for “The Sopranos” Best Ensemble Cast.

Jamie is co-hosting a podcast with Christina Applegate called MeSsy. On this podcast, Christina Applegate and Jamie-Lynn Sigler get vulnerable about the curveballs that life can send…theirs just happens to be MS. Join them each week as they self-reflect, learn, laugh, and grow through their own raw and often-times hilarious conversations with each other, friends, co-stars, and the people that keep them going through the messiness of life.


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Johnathon Schaech

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Johnathon Schaech exploded onto the scene as one of Hollywood’s most handsome leading men in Jocelyn Moorhouse’s HOW TO MAKE AN AMERICAN QUILT and Tom Hanks’ directorial debut THAT THING YOU DO! Over the last twenty-five years, he’s starred in more than 160 Hollywood productions, working opposite some of the most acclaimed and awarded actors, producers, writers, and directors, including Gwyneth Paltrow, Kenneth Branagh, Ed Harris, Idris Elba, Antonio Banderas, Tom Fontana, Gary Goetzman, Greg Araki, Cary Brokaw, Roy Lee, Jessica Lange, and Bill Paxton. Schaech captivated television audiences as an eccentric movie-star in Showtime’s hit series RAY DONOVAN and has portrayed comic-book legend ‘Jonah Hex’ on the first four seasons of DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW. Other credits include Renny Harlin’s 5 DAYS OF WAR, Todd Robinson’s PHANTOM, Roland Joffe’s TEXAS RISING, and Steven C. Miller’s MARAUDERS.

Johnathon Schaech reprises his lead role in the upcoming BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, based on the successful 2020 film, BLUE RIDGE. BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES makes its exclusive worldwide premiere on April 7, 2024, at 8PM ET on Cowboy Way channel (https://cowboywaychannel.com/). Along with BLUE RIDGE: THE SERIES, Johnathon recently finished filming SUITABLE FLESH alongside Heather Graham, and currently stars as a lead in Sean Patrick Flannery’s well-reviewed film FRANK AND PENELOPE.

On the production side, Schaech is producing the bio-heist doc CAUGHT STEALING alongside Mark Wahlberg. He’s written screenplays/teleplays for Showtime, NBC, Sony, Happy Madison, Akiva Goldsman, Stephen King, and MGM.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

16 Rob Kirkland (Featured)

Rob Kirkland

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Rob Kirkland is an American actor, writer, and filmmaker. He is best known for his work as Sheriff Bill Ramsey on the Kevin Costner lead series “Yellowstone”, Cpt. Walter on the Jeremy Renner lead series “Mayor Of Kingstown”, and his fan-favorite appearance as Aisha Tyler’s (Dr. Tara Lewis) fiancé Doug Fuller in the CBS drama “Criminal Minds”.

Kirkland has also won writing and producing awards, and finalist placements in the 2023 UK Outstanding Screenplays, 2022 Screencraft, 2022 Montreal Intl, and 2022 Los Angeles Intl Screenplay competitions.

He can be seen next in the upcoming feature film “Impulse”, starring opposite Nick Cassavetes, premiering April 2024. Kirkland will be making his feature film directorial debut, shooting late summer 2024.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Carly Pope on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Carly Pope

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Carly graduated from high school in Vancouver in 1998. She made her American screen debut in I’ve Been Waiting for You. Her most noticeable roles to date are “Molly White” in Trapped in a Purple Haze, and “Sam McPherson” in TV’s Popular. She auditioned for roles on Roswell before she landed the role of “Sam McPherson”. Carly had a series regular role in the HBO MAX spinoff series PRETTY LITTLE LIARS: ORIGINAL SIN. She previously did on the Amblin feature EASTER SUNDAY for director Jay Chandrasekhar and producers Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich. She previously worked with Neill Bloomkamp as the female lead of his AGC feature DEMONIC..

She shot the lead of the independent film, THE MENTAL STATE opposite Bryan Greenberg, which won awards at the Newport and Catalina Film Festivals, and recurred on the Paramount TV show, FIRST WIVES CLUB.

She previously worked on the feature film THE LOST HUSBAND opposite Josh Duhamel and Leslie Bibb. Previously, she was the lead in the Lifetime feature film DO UNTO OTHERS, and had recurring roles in SUITS and ARROW. She is great in the short project RAKKA which Neil Bloomkamp directed opposite Sigourney Weaver, as well as the indie THE LAST LONELY PLACE opposite Rhys Coiro and Xander Berkley. She has a great recurring role in THE GOOD DOCTOR.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Briana Venskus

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Briana Venskus-Vazquez is a Latinx, Biracial, Bisexual, and Bicoastal Actress. Briana has proven to be one of the more versatile performers working today, appearing on more than 90 episodes of TV since 2013, spanning 20 shows, including 5 Seasons of MARVELS AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. and 4 Seasons of THE WALKING DEAD. She has recurred on SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS opposite Elizabeth Olsen and Kelly Marie Tran, GRACE AND FRANKIE opposite Jane Fonda, as well as THIS IS US, SUPERGIRL, GOOD TROUBLE, OUTCAST, HINDSIGHT, NASHVILLE, and NAOMI. She also recently appeared in Bryan Fuller’s limited docuseries QUEER FOR FEAR. On the comedic side, Briana steals the scene in the 20TH CENTURY FOX feature film LETS BE COPS as Precious, opposite Damon Waynes Jr. and Jake Johnson, and THEN CAME YOU, along side Ken Jeong, Maisie Williams, and Asa Butterfield.

Briana is about to begin filming on the feature CTRL ALT DEL. She just wrapped on the indie feature, THIRSTY, opposite Kyra Sedgwick, Jaime Nuemann, Sung Kang, Thora Birch, Tyler Lepley, and Brandee Evans. Later this year she stars in the new TV show UNCONVENTIONAL from Emmy nominated Writer/Director, Kit Williamson.

In 2020, Briana became one of the first ‘viral’ creators of the pandemic. Her most recent creation, ACTRESS WITH A PODCAST, has landed at Comedy veteran Ken Kwapis’s production company, IN CAHOOTS. Briana started 22 TO 2 PRODUCTIONS as a vehicle for her own projects.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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Isha Blaaker

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Born in South America in Paramaribo, Suriname, and raised by a single mother in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Isha proudly speaks Dutch, English, German, and Surinamese Creole. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in business administration (IBA) and his master’s degree in consultancy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam and has practiced full-contact karate competitively until he was 23 years old, having earned the title of National Champion a few times before going semi-pro as a kickboxer.  It wasn’t long after he obtained his master’s degree that he was scouted by an American modeling agency to come work in New York City, and throughout the past few years Isha has starred in major international luxury brand campaigns.

Isha made his big screen debut opposite Aunjanue Ellis, Niecy Nash, Jon Bernthal, Jasmine Cephas Jones, Finn Wittrock, and more in Oscar-nominated filmmaker Ava DuVernay’s highly anticipated film feature “Origin.” On the television front, Isha most recently starred in debut roles for season two of “Run The World” on STARZ and opposite Colman Dolmingo in the eighth and final season of AMC’s “Fear The Walking Dead.” Isha is also well-known for his role in the 12th film in Tyler Perry’s iconic Madea franchise, “A Madea Homecoming.” He has also made a handful of recurring appearances in television, appearing on the Emmy-nominated HBO Max series, “The Flight Attendant,” opposite Kaley Cuoco, as well as Violet Hour Media’s horror-thriller series, “Red Riding Hoods,” and a SBS6 action series, “DNA” in the Netherlands.


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Jessica Pohly on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Jessica Pohly

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From comedy to drama, Jessica is solidifying a name for herself in the entertainment industry through her authentic, original brand of comedy and ability to transition seamlessly to dramatic characters on screen and is a proud member of the LGBTQ community. Pohly was born and raised in New York City. She began her career touring with the American Shakespeare Center and was also a member of the Atlantic Theater Company. She originated roles in several plays written by Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Rapp.

After writing, producing, and starring in Alternate Sides, a 2012 short film about the trials and tribulations of parking in New York City, Pohly ventured into television with cameos in multiple sitcoms in 2013 and 2014, including “Welcome to the Family,” “Super Fun Night,” and “Modern Family.”

This year Jessica can be seen starring opposite Juno Temple, Jon Hamm, Richa Moorjani, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in season 5 of FX’s critically acclaimed drama series “Fargo.” She got her first big break on screen starring as bank robber Pepper opposite Paul Reubens in “Pee-wee’s Big Holiday,” which debuted on Netflix in 2016. Additional recent credits for Jessica include recurring roles on “Grand Crew” for NBC, Netflix’s “Huge in France,” ‘SMILF” for Showtime and “Goliath” for Amazon. Jessica is currently a member of the Main Company at The Groundlings, the foremost comedy training ground in Los Angeles that has been a springboard for countless careers.


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Alyshia Ochse

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In this special solo episode kicking off 2024, Alyshia expresses excitement about bringing new episodes this year and announces that the podcast is now available on YouTube for a visual experience. Reflecting on the past year, Alyshia shares insights on goal-setting, encourages actors to know their type, and suggests actionable steps to take control of their careers. Let’s jump start the year with measurable intentions!


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  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

Adam Goldberg on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Adam Goldberg

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Adam can currently be seen starring on the hit CBS series “The Equalizer.” The show, a reimagining of the classic series and films, follows Robyn McCall (Queen Latifah), an enigmatic woman with a mysterious background who uses her extensive skills to help those with nowhere else to turn. Adam is a standout as the gruffly endearing, eccentric and fiercely loyal computer hacker Harry Keshegian, who is like a brother to McCall. “The Equalizer” had a massive debut to over 23 million viewers in 2021 and is currently airing its third season.  Brand new episodes will return February 19, 2023, on CBS.

Adam is often recognized for his impressive body of work in film, being hand-picked by Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard for memorable roles in their Academy Award winning projects.  A career-changing moment was landing the role of tough, wise-cracking infantryman Private Mellish in Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan” opposite Tom Hanks. The film went on to receive 5 Academy Awards while also being nominated for Best Picture. From there, Adam starred in major blockbusters including Academy Award winner “A Beautiful Mind” from director Ron Howard opposite Russell Crowe. In 2003 he showcased his talent in comedy, appearing opposite Matthew McConaughey in “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Other major film roles include “Déjà Vu” with Denzel Washington and “Zodiac” opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Cox, and Robert Downey Jr. Adam’s debut in the entertainment industry came with supporting film roles in Billy Crystal’s “Mr. Saturday Night” and Richard Linklater’s classic feature “Dazed and Confused” alongside Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, and Ben Affleck.

In television, Adam starred as Mr. Numbers in the critically acclaimed, crime drama “Fargo” (FX) opposite Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks, which was inspired by the 1996 film of the same name. The series was nominated for a slew of awards, winning the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries, and a Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film.  Additional TV credits include starring on “The Jim Gaffigan Show,” “Taken” (NBC), appearing as Chandler Bing’s crazy roommate Eddie on “Friends” (NBC), “The Unusuals” (ABC), “NYC 22” (CBS), “The $treet” (FOX), “Entourage” (HBO), and “God Friended Me” (CBS).

While working in film and television has been a huge part of Adam’s life, his personal passion for photography and music have garnered their own cult following over the years, fully establishing him as a renaissance man. As a photographer Adam’s signature dreamy, double exposures shot on film (oftentimes posted on his Instagram) document and explore people, landscapes, and create a scene where viewers can draw their own interpretations from his art.

As a musician Adam has recorded four albums under his moniker The GoldbergSisters, a collaboration with his mythical twin sister and alter ego “Celeste.” In 2018 he released a 14-track album entitled “HOME: A Nice Place to Visit” where he sang and played every musical instrument, apart from the trumpet and violin. In conjunction to the music Adamreleased a stunning large-format photo book, marrying his love for soundscapes and photography, while he also starred and directed videos to accompany the album.  The Goldberg Sisters discography also includes Stranger’s Morning (2013), The Goldberg Sisters (2011), and Landy (2009).


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  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

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