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BONUS: Alyshia Ochse, Brianna Brown Keen, Marnie Alton & Leslie Becker

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New Year!  New You!  Over this intensity of the New Years resolutions?  Well, this episode is all about giving you the tools to actually understand your values and how to effectively manifest them at any point in your life.  Each of these women used their transformative journeys to invest in a product to help others do the same!
Alyshia Ochse: Author of Life Letters
Brianna Brown Keen: Manifest Your Mission Planner
Marnie Alton: Transforming her artistry to a different stage that helps shift your mind, body and spirit (LA Barre Belle Studio)
Leslie Becker: The Organized Actor

 

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“Rise higher, shine brighter and give back.” – Brianna Brown
“Embrace rigidity in order to have fluidity.” – Brianna Brown
“Your outfit can change, embrace change.” – Marnie Alton
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Trevor Long on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Ever wondered how you are going to land a career changing role without a manager or agent? This episode is all about the craft and keeping your head down and doing good work. Good work is the best branding for an actor and creates angels in the industry (Philip Seymour Hoffman and Jason Bateman). Trevor Long has had some remarkable angels shed light on his 20 year artistry and he lays it all out here.

Trevor Long is a film, stage and television actor with twenty years of experience to his name. He is best known for his stand out, recurring role as Cade Langmore, in Netflix’s highly acclaimed series “Ozark,” acting alongside Laura Linney and Jason Bateman. He is also known for his work in “Low Winter Sun,” the AMC series following the murder of a police officer by a fellow detective in Detroit. Long starred in Andrew Dominik’s “Killing Them Softly,” as Steve Caprio, along with Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta and Richard Jenkins. He stars in and co-produces the upcoming horror thriller “Seeds,” directed by Owen Long. The film follows Long’s troubled character Marcus after he retreats to the New England Coast. Long has guest starred in numerous television shows throughout his career, including “Blacklist,” “Unforgettable,” and “Blindspot.” He is a longtime member of acclaimed NY LAByrinth Theater Company.

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“I was going to do whatever it takes. I spent three years in a conservatory. Spent a lot of money, did a lot of training. I knew that this was not like, oh, what’s plan B?”

“I left the room feeling very exhilarated, because Hoffman took the time to really work with me, and pushed me and knew that I had the talent, but he was trying to push me through my little tricks.”

“It may take you ten to fifteen years before you start working…and he was pretty much right.”

“I don’t doubt the way I approach the work. I don’t second guess it like I did all those years, trying to figure it out, and please the teacher.”

“I think actors really want to be validated and seen for who they are, and when we don’t get that in life we try to put it into our art, our craft.”

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049: Sammi Rotibi

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Sammi Rotibi is an accomplished and seasoned actor with over 40 credits to his name, working in both television and film. He is best known for his work on Antoine Fuqua’s Tears of the Sun, following the story of a Special-Ops commander in the Nigerian jungle and his journey to save lives of 70 refugees, and Quentin Tarantino’s critically acclaimed Django Unchained in his role as Rodney. He is also known for his performances in Lord of War, acting alongside Nicolas Cage, LUV, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Blue: The American Dream, and Once Upon a Time in Venice, his second film with Bruce Willis. He has starred and guest starred in numerous television shows, including The Secret Circle, The Blacklist, Matador, CSI: NY, NCIS: Miami, and MacGyver. You can find him in the second season of National Geographic’s highly anticipated Mars as Robert Foucault, a drama that explores Earth’s first mission to colonize Mars in 2033. He is currently working on a sci-fi thriller adaptation of the YA novelist Alexandra Bracken’s The Darkest Minds Triology.

These are the tenacious, inspiring, and funny stories about beepers, the moment when a puppy helped him nail a big audition, and how the stars sometimes aligning have all lead Sammi to where he is today.

 

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“I don’t go into an audition to get the job, I go in to make fans and give my interpretation.”

“So why not go into an audition room, and go enjoy the process of it, because even if you don’t get it, it builds character.”

“I think if you trust yourself and you do the work you’ll be successful.”

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BONUS: Warner Loughlin

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Warner Loughlin has been coaching on set and privately for more than 20 years. Known for her warmth and intuitive approach, her technique shatters the myth that an actor’s past emotional traumas must be the fuel or foundation for their work.

In her earlier days in New York, Warner studied theatre with Lee Strasberg, Sonia Moore, and Michael Kahn (head of the drama department at Julliard from 1992-2006). Once in LA, Warner focused on film and TV, working as an actor, director and producer. She opened Warner Loughlin Studios in 1996 and has since worked with and shaped the careers of some of the biggest actors in Hollywood. From Oscar, Emmy and Tony nominees and winners, Warner is a star among the stars.

Warner continuously works with Amy Adams, Ryan Reynolds, Zooey Deschanel, Ashley Williams, Valerie Cruz, George Lopez, Amber Valletta, Blake Lively, and Ginnifer Goodwin…just to name a few.

While the demand for her time and expertise is high, Warner will always have a place in her heart (and schedule) for beginning actors.

Warner studied Contemporary Literature and Shakespeare at Oxford University and received her Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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“The perfection of acting lies in the imperfection of it all. Just like life.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“When I used substitution as my technique, it threw me into a depression for a few days and I realized I had to come up with a different way to form emotions in the brain for acting.”

“Ego is the great killer of creativity.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I started applying psychology and imagery worlds to my characters and this technique birthed.”

“Actions speak louder than words, behavior patterns speak louder than the lines written.”

“I’m there to help the director’s vision come forth. I am a translator for the director to the actor and vise versa.”

“There is a scientific reason why smells evoke emotions.”

“As an on set coach, I am a translator. I can speak director ‘talk’ and I can speak actor ‘talk’.”

“I am there to be there to help an actor get to the emotion organically.”

“The best acting is when you are fearless.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Content breeds confidence.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“Actors are a special type of bred who are vulnerable. And we all fear that we won’t do a good job.”

“There are ways to achieve fearlessness in your craft.”

“This is a 60 year career not a 6 year career. Enjoy the journey.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“The path you choose is the journey you take.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I want actors to be abel to work in a healthy way and in a powerful way without torturing themselves.”

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BONUS: Richie Adams

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Richie Adams is an award-winning filmmaker who cut his teeth as a title designer (’Babel,’ ‘Mr. & Mrs. Smith,’ ‘Water for Elephants’) first under the mentorship of legendary title designer, Richard Greenberg (’Alien,’ ‘Untouchables,’ ‘The Matrix’), and for the past 12 years, under his own company banner, Louisiana-based River Road Creative.

As a title designer, Adams has worked with many of the great players in the motion picture industry, including Alejandro González Iñárritu and Doug Liman, as well as newcomers like Ryan Coogler, for whom Adams designed/produced the titles and special graphic sequences (cell phone sequences) for Coogler’s Sundance Grand Dramatic winning ‘Fruitvale,” and later Coogler’s follow up hit, ‘Creed.’

After several years in Los Angeles, Richie returned to hometown, Baton Rouge, LA, to form River Road Creative, a boutique live-action studio where he continues to deliver design and related services for film and television as well as directing/producing commercials, which have garnered awards and accolades at most major award competitions, including an EMMY® nomination.

As a film director, Richie’s recent narrative feature ‘Of Mind and Music,’ starring Joaquim De Almeida, Aunjanue Ellis and 2017 Oscar-Nominated Ruth Negga, played the 2014/2015 film festival circuit earning numerous audience and juried awards, as well as a nomination for the Best New Director Award for Adams at the Vancouver International Film Festival.

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“I knew someone had to make these glorious sequences at the head of movies.”

“These wonderful openings at the beginning of movies told a story within a story.”

“Some people consider title design to be the pinnacle of graphic design.”

“I try to let the design inform why I’m doing it.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I went from no one returning my phone calls to the biggest film of the year.”

“Title designers are filmmakers.”

“It’s not why do I do this, it’s I’m blessed to do this.”

“When people invest in a product, they are investing in you as a human.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“If you go in trying to anticipate what someone wants, you’ll never win.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“The only way to learn is to make the mistakes.”

“The more you are confronted with discouragement, the more you can challenge yourself to learn more.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I connect to films that are matter of the heart.”

“I’m a student of movies.”

 

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028: Joy Bryant

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Joy Bryant was born in a modest home in The Bronx, New York and as a young woman, was enrolled in an inner-city outreach organization called “A Better Chance,” designed to encourage minority talent. Joy was also blessed with brains as well beauty and remained an excellent student throughout her high school years. As a result, she was awarded a full academic scholarship to Yale University.

While enrolled as a full-time student at Yale, Joy was discovered by a modeling scout from Next Models Management and subsequently pursued a career as a fashion model in Paris. Her slender yet classic beauty got her an exclusive contract with prestigious brand names such as Tommy Hilfiger and the Victoria’s Secret lingerie catalogue.

Joy’s acting debut came about in 2001 in Robert Townsend‘s Carmen: A Hip Hopera. An MTV production, the film also starred Beyoncé and Mekhi Phifer, along with several hip-hop superstars. After a small role in the Eddie Murphy action comedy Showtime, she made her big breakthrough in Denzel Washington‘s directorial debut, Antwone Fisher. In 2003, she co-starred with Jessica Alba in Bille Woodruff‘s romantic drama Honey.

Most notably, Joy is known for Jasmine on 6 seasons of PARENTHOOD and Amazon’s hit show GOOD GIRLS REVOLT.

Tune in to hear how Joy handled the transition of brains to beauty and what ultimately drew her into acting.

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“I was taking a leap like I had a trust fund.  I didn’t have an actual trust fund.  I had a ‘trust’ in me which is some currency.”

“I don’t want years to go by and think I woulda, shoulda, coulda.”

“If it’s a mistake, it is my mistake to make.”

“Acting felt good enough to be curious about it, but I was completely terrified.”

“Our job is to be more human than human.” | CLICK TO TWEET

“I feel like I am just now understanding my own hands.  Understanding what makes me ME.”

“I’m on this wave and I’m not really knowing how to surf it, but I haven’t been knocked off it yet.”

“I walk into the casting session and Denzel is in the room and I lost my mind. I was totally losing my mind.  I was tripping.”

“If it was just about who was the best actor most people would not have a career.”

“Skill wise, most people would not have a career.  There are other factors involved in why and who gets a job.  Other factors that have nothing to do with you.”

“Whether or not you get a job is beyond your control.  All you can control is what you do when you go into the audition room.”

“We are looking for moments in an audition.  We are not looking for a fully realized character.”

“Acting is a confidence game.”  | CLICK TO TWEET

“Being nervous or doubting yourself is not a quality that you just have at the beginning of your career.  It happens and fluctuates throughout your whole career.”  | CLICK TO TWEET

“We were in the most incredible acting class with Denzel Washington.”

“Denzel was able to say the most in directing with saying the least amount of words possible.”

“Dig your roots down deep and hang on because you are not trying to be the leaf you need to be the tree.”  | CLICK TO TWEET

“Your sense of self can’t be connected to your career.”

“Do the task with the energy that the task demands.”  | CLICK TO TWEET

“You live a choice driven life.”  | CLICK TO TWEET

“Education was my ticket.  It expanded my horizons and experiences.”

“I didn’t get to study the stars in astrology, but I ended up among the industry in the stars.”

 

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025: Alyshia Ochse

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An in depth look with the host of THAT ONE AUDITION, Alyshia Ochse, and how she has battled the audition process, scored a few great jobs and what she has learned on her journey into her artistry. These days, Alyshia is best known as “Lucy” opposite Academy Award Winner, Matthew McConaughey, from the critically-acclaimed and Golden Globe nominated TRUE DETECTIVE, as well as her roles in SATISFACTION, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, HART OF DIXIE, GENERAL HOSPITAL and CW show LIFE SENTENCE. Alyshia’s other credits include roles in such movies as THE OTHER WOMAN, PARKER, MARAUDERS, and the highly anticipated indie films, SHE’S IN PORTLAND and OUT OF BLUE.

When she’s not acting, Alyshia spends her time hosting this podcast and championing female driven content.

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“I always felt a little different and very isolated.”
“I was such loner as a child, but outwardly extroverted.”
“I would sit at the large window in my living room and make up stories about the kids hanging out on the corner.”
“The study of human behavior was happening before I could really intellectualize it.”
“I don’t think I was able to express how I was feeling as a child and I felt like people on TV could emote in ways that I couldn’t.”
“When I grow up I want to be in the TV.”
“I was such an empath and I wanted to alleviate the pain I could feel in others.”
“I felt shame in wanting to be an actor as a child, so I didn’t outwardly express it.”
“I am enough and there is enough for all of us.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“A big part of my journey was fighting for what I wanted to do and now I am fighting for the experience as my characters.”
“I needed to drop my 15lbs of my Kentucky love and wear a lot less makeup and be confident in me.”
“A big part of acting is being confident in your person so you can exude different parts of your person.”
“I’ve done years of therapy to work with the tension between wanting to be seen and hiding from being seen.”
“It took me six years to say I am actor without shame flushing my face.”
“I prayed if I’m not suppose to do this, then make something else show up.”
“I’m riding the wave of confidence and lack of confidence, skill and lack of skill.”
“I found my playfulness when I sank into myself and learned how to like my strengths and weaknesses.”
“I love to learn from people and the human experience.”
“There is this wall between being completely vulnerable and open as the character and not taking on the outside influence.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“As an actor sometimes you don’t give yourself the grace to be heartbroken when you don’t get the part.”
“The industry has made it harder to make a living as an actor. But I think you can embrace living as an working actor if you can embrace the opportunity in the audition.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I like to bring forward the imprint of my characters.
“I try to go against my first impressions of my character and understand what might make them misunderstood.”
“My imaginative work allows me to be constantly be free and in the moment.”
“The ah-ha moment sometimes happens four hours after the audition.” | CLICK TO TWEET
“I think that we are mostly operating out of our own lack.”
“Acting has really taught me how to see the world outside of myself.”
“I’m really grateful for everyone that has told me NO.”
“The ‘no’ is a redirect.”
“There is never a fullness with creativity.”
“I was so desperate to get my creativity back, but I didn’t realize that I had just created…I created a human being.”
“In order to be creative you have to have what I call winter. A time to let yourself reboot.”
“Surround yourself with those that are positive and working hard.”
“Creativity takes time. And time is on your side.”
“Stay in your purpose and enjoy it.”
“Breath and connect. When you get quiet and breath, your intention will rise within you.”
“Be still and know. Trust that knowing.”
“One word that describes artistry: instinct.”
“The instinct that is inside you is your artistry. That is who you are, so trust your instincts.” | CLICK TO TWEET

 

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An Introduction to ‘That One Audition’ with Alyshia Ochse

Hostess, Alyshia Ochse sits down for a solo-conversation all about what to expect on the following episodes of That One Audition.

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Los Angeles-based actress, bestselling author, host of That One Audition podcast, entrepreneur, & mother.

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