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

Ross Lacy & Alyson Horn

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Casting directors Ross Lacy and Alyson Horn are the dynamic duo of 200 South La Brea. Both starting from an acting background, the two have gone on to cast commercials for some of the biggest brands in the business and they are always on the lookout for new talent. Embracing a philosophy of direction not correction, Ross and Alyson share what makes a strong audition, how to best utilize improv for different kinds of commercial copy, and the importance of having a headshot that looks exactly like you.


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

02 Julie Schubert on That One Audition with Alyshia Ochse

Julie Schubert

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With over 90 titles to her name, Emmy award-winning casting director Julie Schubert has cast some of the most widely acclaimed films and television series in the business. From “House of Cards” to “The Diplomat,” “Manifest,” “The Punisher,” “Mindhunter,” “The Devil Wears Prada” and many more, Julie is highly sought after for her keen eye and knowledgable insight. Starting out as an associate working for some of the biggest casting directors in the industry, Julie shares what she’s learned over the years about what makes a stellar audition, forming relationships with agents, what actors should try asking for in negotiations, and how to get into the casting business.


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

aRisa Barom Garcia on That One Audition Podcast

BONUS: Risa Bramon Garcia

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Risa Bramon Garcia has a career spanning over 35 years, working as a writer, director, producer, and casting director. She’s worked in theatre, television, and film and has directed two feature films, 200 cigarettes, and The Con Artist. Garcia’s directed for HBO, Lifetime, The Twilight Zone, and Comedy Central. Theartically she’s directed numerous shows in Los Angeles and New York and has been an integral member of The Ensemble Studio Theatre for 30 years. She began her casting career with her partner Billy Hopkins with the incredibly success feature film Desperately Seeking Susan, and since then her casting career includes more than 65 feature films, including The Doors, The Joy Luck Club, Speed, JFK, Wall Street, Angel Heart, Fatal Attraction, Twister, and True Romance. In television she’s cast beloved shows such as Roseanne, Masters of Sex, The Cape, and A Gifted Man. Risa is a teacher and coach at The BGB Studio (BramonGarciaBraun) with her partner Steve Braun in Los Angeles, California.

 

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“Be vulnerable, but fight like hell out of that vulnerability.”

“I was frustrated with actors in the room, and I thought, I have to be able to help them through this, and that’s what inspired my teaching.”

“You are populating the landscape of the film with actors, with humanity, and you’re doing it from your knowledge and your instincts and your experience and your talent.”

“Your job as an actor is to affect people on some emotional level.”

“I don’t want to have the opinion, but I want to collaborate. I want my point of view to matter. You hired me for a reason.”

“Live the life of an actor so that an audition doesn’t define you, or wreck you.”

“There is no right and I just wish actors would really know that.”

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039: Donny Boaz

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Among his dense filmography of over 100 credits, Donny Boaz is best known for his guest starring role as Buck on The History Channel’s SIX, a series following the lives of Navy SEAL Team Six, alongside Olivia Munn and Walton Goggins. Constantly creating and challenging himself, Donny serves as both actor and producer in the upcoming thriller OSPREY, starring Eric Roberts, which has caught the attention of numerous film festivals, earning a nomination for Best Film at the International Filmmaker Festival of World Cinema in London this year. Additionally, he starred and produced ALTERNATE REALITIES, a tense sci-fi thriller.

Currently, Donny is in Hallmark’s THE BEACH HOUSE and NCIS: New Orleans. IG: @donnyboaz

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“It takes a real, conscious effort to be present, because we’re always thinking of what’s next, but you can be a better you if you’re right here, right now.”

“The thing is, you don’t want just a job, you want a career. You want to do this for as long as you can.”

“No two people have ever had the same path.”

“I don’t work for the no’s, I work for the yes’s, because that yes is a high. It is a drug of its own choice.”

“You have to believe it yourself first. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks. It matters what you think.”

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