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Sarah Drew

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Multi-hyphenate actor, producer, writer, and director, Sarah Drew is best known for playing ‘Dr. April Kepner’ for nine seasons on the hit ABC series “Grey’s Anatomy” and Hannah Rogers in Warner Bros’ “Everwood”. Her recent TV credits include Freeform’s hit series “Cruel Summer” which was the recipient of the Hollywood Critics Association Award for Best Cable Drama Series, and the critically acclaimed Apple TV+ series “Amber Brown,” written, directed and produced by Bonnie Hunt. Sarah released four films in 2023, producing and starring in Lifetime’s “The Girl Who Caught a Killer”, Sony Affirm’s “Birthright Outlaw”, and starring in Hallmark’s “Guiding Emily”. “A Cowboy Christmas Romance” marks Sarah’s second feature film that she’s written and executive produced for Lifetime, in 2022, Sarah produced and starred in her writing debut “Reindeer Games Homecoming” as part of Lifetime’s holiday slate.

Sarah made her directorial debut in “Grey’s Anatomy: B-Team the Webisodes” which was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Awards for an Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama Series. She recently directed a radio play for LA Theater Works called “Fever Syndrome” which is set to be released later this year. In film, some notable projects include her debut in Columbia Picture’s “Radio” alongside Ed Harris and Cuba Gooding Jr., as well as the lead in the hit Sony comedy “Moms’ Night Out” alongside Patricia Heaton and Sean Astin. In 2022, she received a Canadian Screen Award Nomination for her lead role in Lifetime’s “Stolen By Their Father”. She began producing with Provident Films’ “Indivisible,” in which she starred alongside Tia Mowry.

Sarah got her start in the arts at a young age before booking the lead role of the critically acclaimed production of Romeo and Juliet at McCarter Theatre Center, an award winning regional theater, in her fourth year of university. The opportunity catapulted her career, opening doors thanks to rave reviews by critics. She went on to make her Broadway debut in Vincent and Brixton, a classic play based on Vincent van Gogh, at the Lincoln Center Theater, then London’s West End, before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in television and film.


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WRITER: Erin McCluskey

WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings

ASSISTANT: Elle Powell

SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri


Jason George

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Jason George is an actor with over fifty guest star and ten series regular television roles to his credit in primetime television. Currently a series regular on GREY’S ANATOMY as Bailey’s husband, Dr. Ben Warren, Jason was also a regular on MISTRESSES with Alyssa Milano. George is also known for his work on EVE and ELI STONE with Victor Garber and Jonny Lee Miller or films such as PLAYING THE FIELD with Gerard Butler. Other projects include WITH THIS RING with Jill Scott, Eve and Regina Hall, WITCHES OF EAST END, THE CLIMB or BARBERSHOP with Anthony Anderson and Ice Cube.

After receiving a BA from the University of Virginia, Jason went on to get his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from Temple University and served on the Board for Temple’s School of Communications and Theater. When not on stage or in front of the camera, George’s passion turns to educating and engaging with other artists and young people. He is currently the chair of the national union’s Diversity Advisory committee, has been Chair or Co-Chair of the legacy unions’ National or Hollywood EEO Committees and has been part of the unions’ negotiating teams for the last several prime-time television and film contracts where he has been instrumental in helping protect performers and championing diversity.


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  • Station 19
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Sunset Beach
  • Barbershop
  • Indivisible
  • Breaking In
  • Eve
  • Witches of East End
  • Off the Map
  • Eastwick
  • Eli Stone
  • What About Brian

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  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Alara Ceri

10 Charles Davis on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Charles Michael Davis

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Actor, director, and photographer Charles Michael Davis is most known to television audiences from his roles on Darren Star’s “Younger,” Shonda Rhimes’ legal drama, “For The People,” “NCIS: New Orleans,” and “The Originals.”

Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Davis moved to Los Angeles where he landed recurring roles on ABC Family’s “Switched at Birth,” “The Client List,” and BET’s “The Game.” Davis also had a five-episode arc on “Chicago P.D.” and a seven-episode arc on “Grey’s Anatomy” as Dr. Jason Myers.

When he isn’t acting, Davis is a health and fitness buff whose regime includes everything from ballroom dancing to Muay Thai and yoga. He was a decorated track athlete at Miami University, where he attended college. Davis also enjoys the arts – he is a talented painter and photographer, and is currently learning how to play the piano. His birth date is Dec. 1 and can be followed on Instagram @CharlesDavis2020.


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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Christopher Rivas

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Christopher Rivas is an actor, author, podcaster, and storyteller best known for his on-screen work on the Fox series, CALL ME KAT. In addition, he hosts two podcasts on SiriusXM’s Stitcher: Rubirosa, a limited series about the life of Porfirio Rubirosa, and a weekly show, Brown Enough (premieres September 28, 2022). Rivas is simultaneously authoring a book, BROWN ENOUGH, that Row House Publishing is slated to release on October 11, 2022. He is a Ph.D. Candidate in Expressive Arts for Global Health & Peace Building from The European Graduate School and a Rothschild Social Impact fellow. Rivas resides in Los Angeles, CA.

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  • Call Me Kat
  • Zooming
  • The Filth
  • New Amsterdam
  • Adam Ruins Everything
  • 2 Broke Girls
  • GLOW
  • Mi Casa Mi Casa
  • SEAL Team
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Shameless

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003 Zibby Allen on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Zibby Allen

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As I Am, So is My Art

Zibby Allen is an actor, writer, producer and singer/songwriter who has appeared in television, film, and on stage. She studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco before moving to Los Angeles for her film/tv career.

Zibby has recurred on several hit shows including GREYS ANATOMY, THE EXORCIST, ROGUE, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, NANCY DREW, GABBY DURAN AND THE UNSITTABLES. Other recent credits include THE FLASH, FOR THE PEOPLE, AND THE STORY OF US (Hallmark).

She produced and co-hosted the first 4 seasons of a true crime podcast, “Small Town Dicks.”
And alongside an all-female cast and crew, she co-wrote, co-produced, and starred in the indie feature THE LIVING WORST. In 2018, Zibby focused on making an album and touring with her singer/songwriting partner, Ian Merrigan. The band was called “Socks and Chimes” and their album “I Love You Overall” is available on iTunes.

Zibby’s currently filming a series regular role on season 3 of VIRGIN RIVER.


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“I had given assigned authority to someone else. I had been giving jurisdiction to everybody else to tell me who I should be in order to have what I want, against what my own authentic creative impulses and notions were.”

“Affixing ourselves to how it’s going to go or how it has to happen is a set up, and it’s limiting.”

“So much of our success is born from our projected failures.”


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  • WRITER: Lizzy Dalla Betta
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

036 Robert Baker on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Find the Humor in the Drama and Kill the Table Read

Born in Memphis, TN to a guitar player father and an English teacher mother, Robert grew up on a lakeside farm in Eastern Arkansas. Starting out in professional regional theater at age 15, he went on to attend the Bachelor of Fine Arts in acting theater program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. While performing in numerous school of theater, student, and independent produced plays he began working in television and film during his junior year and continued on through to graduation while producing and performing theater of his own . Robert Baker currently recurs on SUPERGIRL as the comic villain Otis Graves. And recently wrapped recurring arcs on WRECKED, THE SANTA CLARITA DIET and RIVERDALE. He can be seen as legendary Texas ranger “Big Foot” Wallace in the A+E Miniseries TEXAS RISING as well as tragic real-life detective Bryan Ridge in THE DEVIL’S KNOT opposite Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth. His film VIRTUALLY HEROES premiered at Sundance. Other big screen hits include INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL opposite Harrison Ford, LEATHERHEADS opposite George Clooney and OUT OF TIME opposite Denzel Washington as well THE LONE RANGER. On the small screen he is best known for his long recurring arc on GREY’S ANATOMY as ‘Dr. Charles Percy’ and ‘Randal Kusik’ on JUSTIFIED as well as countless roles on shows like Blindspot, The Magicians, Six Feet Under, and Mad Men..


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“Nobody wants to see what you’ve planned. They want to see you exist.”

“Denzel Washington is never going to say the same thing twice.”

“I really try to make it a little different going in everytime, for your own sake. That’s a real trap, trying to replicate what worked.”

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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

Brandon Scott on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

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Tribe Vibe Mentality: The Importance of Community

Brandon Scott currently stars in the fourth and final season of Amazon’s GOLIATH, alongside Billy Bob Thornton, J.K. Simmons, and Bruce Dern among others. He recently starred in the Netflix hit DEAD TO ME as Linda Cardellini’s love interest and former detective whom may be getting closer to the truth behind the murder mystery at the center of the series. Christina Applegate and James Marsden also star. Scott also starred in the latest season of the CBS All Access series STRANGE ANGEL. He is recurring on Netflix’s 13 REASONS WHY and NBC’s THIS IS US.

Scott had a supporting role in the critically acclaimed limited series GUERRILLA, which premiered on Showtime. The six-episode series about a politically active couple trying to change the world in 1970s London was from creator-writer-producer John Ridley and EP/co-star Idris Elba.

Scott also appeared as the lead in the third and fourth installments of the anthology series CHANNEL ZERO for SyFy and Creator Nick Antasoca.

After graduating from NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Brandon Scott moved to Los Angeles and quickly landed a memorable role as Dr. Ryan Spalding on GREY’S ANATOMY. Soon after, he participated in the ABC Diversity Talent Showcase and garnered an overall talent deal with ABC/ABC Studios.

Over the course of his career, he has had notable guest star spots on shows such as THE MIDDLE, MASTERS OF SEX, and STITCHERS, as well as a recurring role on MTV’s LOOSLEY EXACTLY NICOLE.

Scott has also made a dent in the film world, having played a lead role in the indie VILLAGE PEOPLE. He has also made film cameos in Lakeshore’s STAND-UP GUYS (opposite Christopher Walken and Al Pacino) and Disney’s WRECK IT RALPH. His other voice-over work includes stand-out characters in the acclaimed video games, THE LAST OF US and UNCHARTED 4.

Hobbies include producing theater with his two LA based companies, recent Ovation award winning IAMA Theatre and Ammunition Theatre. He also performs with his Hip Hop/Soul band, Sin City. Scott is repped by Sweeney Entertainment and Innovative Artists.


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“I love the idea that we, as artists, can connect the dream world to reality.”

“Where I’m hoping to move more into is being comfortable in, and loving, the mistakes and the unknown and the discoveries.”

“Be kind to yourself.”

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  • WRITER: Erin McCluskey
  • SOUND DESIGN: Zachary Jameson
  • WEBSITE & GRAPHICS: Chase Jennings
  • ASSISTANT: Elle Powell
  • SOCIAL OUTREACH: Bebe Katsenes

RE-RELEASE: Michaela Watkins

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The Road to 100+ Credits: Say YES to Opportunity

Todays guest has over 100 film and TV credits to her name and a career that began with roles in repertory theatre in Portland, Oregon, and ultimately lead her to Los Angeles where she discovered improv and sketch comedy and became a member of The Groundlings. She shares how her experiences doing improv in LA prepared her for the rest of the business, including joining the cast of SNL for one season, and how her departue from the show, seemingly premature at the time, made way for countless new opportunities to expand her storytelling capacity.

A natural talent with an undeniable energy, Michaela Watkins has made her mark through a variety of impressive and unforgettable roles.

Watkins can currently be seen in the fourth and final season of the hit Hulu show CASUAL. The show has received critical acclaim with a Golden Globe nomination and recognition in THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER calling it “funny, strongly realized, self-assured and a joy to watch. After watching an episode, you want another.”  She plays the lead role of ‘Valerie Cole’, a newly divorced sex therapist who is re-entering the world of casual dating.

Up next, Watkins can be seen playing Rob Delaney’s Sister in the new season of CATASTROPHE and playing a tightly wound, full of bravado, federal prosecutor hell-bent on putty Dory (Alia Shawkat) and Drew (John Reynolds) behind bars in the next season of SEARCH PARTY.

Watkins can be seen in the first and second season of Amazon’s Golden Globe winning show, TRANSPARENT.  Additionally, she can be seen in the Netflix limited series WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER opposite Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.  Prior to that, she was last seen playing the eccentric and loveable ‘Jackie’ on the ABC critically-acclaimed series TROPHY WIFE opposite Bradley Whitford and Malin Ackerman.

Other past television credits include VEEP, THE GOLDBERGS, MARRIED, THE COMEDIANS, NEW GIRL, ENLIGHTENED, MODERN FAMILY, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, PARENTHOOD, KEY AND PEELE, THE KROLL SHOW, DRUNK HISTORY AND CALIFORNICATION.

On the creator side, Watkins executive produced, created and wrote the comedy series BENCHED with Damon Jones, which aired on the USA Network. This series starred Eliza Coupe.

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“Work begets work. You do this one thing, and then you hear about this other thing. Each little thing made room for another little thing.”

“A good manager will say this to you: ‘We’re doing the long game. I don’t care if you book a stupid episode. We’re looking BIG picture.”

 


RE-RELEASE: T.R. Knight

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GENIUS Character from GREY’S ANATOMY

Among his long career in theater and television, T.R Knight is best known for his incredibly dynamic portrayal as Dr. George O’Malley in Grey’s Anatomy, earning him both a Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble and an Emmy Nomination. He performed and starred in The Guthrie Theater’s Amadeus and Ah, Wilderness! Knight guest starred in The Good Wife, portraying Jordan Karahalios, in the CBS drama starring Julianna Margulies as she navigates her career after a political scandal involving her husband. In 11.22.63, the Hulu produced miniseries and adaptation of Stephen King’s science fiction novel, Knight is Johnny Clayton, starring with James Franco and Sarah Gadon, and following one teacher’s journey after he slips through a time portal and desperately attempts to prevent the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Knight joined The Catch in its second season, a cat and mouse thriller starring Mireille Enos and produced by Shonda Rhimes, playing the self serving and down on his luck Tommy Vaughan. Most recently, you can find T.R Knight in Genius, National Geographic’s first scripted television show, transforming himself into J. Edgar Hoover.

In this interview we discover how T.R Knight navigates the bouts of unemployment, the nature of creativity, his love of prosthetics and his hobby as a writer.

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“I think the goal always was to just work, and work with people I admire.”

“Don’t work with everybody. Don’t take any job. Go for the people that you like their work and try to work with them, especially when you’re young and impressionable.”

“You act twice. Act to be confident, and then act for the audition.”

“The gratitude is everything.”

“So much of it is luck, and I know some people hate using that word when it comes to acting and jobs, but there are so many of us that I just don’t see how being at the right place, at the right time, how that does not come into play.”


RE-RELEASE: Paul Adelstein

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Bloom Where You’re Planted, Keep Moving Forward

Today we chat with Paul Adelstein, from Private Practice, Prison Break, Scandal, and Girlfriend’s Guide to Divorce, as he lays out his 30 year career for us, sharing some of the most inspirational, motivational, and insightful stories, and how he’s managed to turn countless challenges into opportunities to win.

Beginning in Chicago, he began his career as a member of John Cusack’s commedia-style theatre company. We talk about how the rigor of this group prepared him for anything, and as he shares with us here, there was a lot to be prepared for. From the jobs he’s lost, to the ones that have come to define his career, he’s unappologetically honest about what it takes to persevere and stay focused, even when everything seems to be falling apart. From a pre-audition pep-talk from John Travolta, to a meeting with Shonda Rhimes that lead to a direct offer, his journey proves that things always work themselves out, and often lead to beautiful, seemingly fortuitous, full-circle moments that make an artistic life worth the uncertainty and risk.

Regardless of where you are on your journey, whether you’re at a peak, or feel stuck in a valley, today’s conversation is for you. Full of encouragement and optimism, this bird’s-eye-view of a career is a reminder that things are always working out for good. Your good and for the good of great storytelling.

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“It’s all storytelling. Whether you’re acting or writing or directing. It’s all service of the story.”

“Bloom where you’re planted, keep moving forward.”

 


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