Pursuing a career in acting is a journey that only the mentally and emotionally strong can achieve. Every career in the entertainment industry requires a long and difficult journey. To be an actor is to take on a character with the power of empathy. It’s simply being that person.
My journey started at the age of eight. Fourth grade. I remember it like it was yesterday. As a child, I believed that I could do anything and I still do to this day. I received first place for acting out a poem by myself called “Chicken n’ dumplins.” This competition included the entire school district of Dallas, TX. It was on that day that I realized my dream.
During high school, I participated in a musical called the Wizard Of Oz. Playing the part of an Ozian, Poppy, and a Flying monkey was an extraordinary experience. I remember that another actor had an issue with his flying monkey costume. I simply fixed it with a safety pin at the time.
This year, I ended up on a gameshow as a contestant. Although, I cannot reveal too many details on this matter, the experience I gained on the set was very valuable. From stage directions to having to improvise responses- it was a surreal experience. I am very grateful for that experience and would not change that for the world.
I may be new to this industry and I am ready for any challenges on this journey. The exciting part of my path is just beginning. I found my tribe within an improv class that I am currently taking online. I’m adding more classes next week. Finding a group of actors to continue to learn with is so incredibly important. Collaboration is essential in this industry. Contrary to what most people think, the acting career is not self centered. It is a career that requires collaboration and respect for the entire crew and other actors. The producer, director, writer, actors, and makeup artists and the entire crew are what makes a good movie or tv show a great masterpiece. This is something that I learned through theatrical plays, musicals, and the gameshow.
Learning is an ongoing experience for me and I will never stop learning how to empathize with characters. I played the role of Betty in the “Crucible” play. I really had to take on the mindset of believing in witches. Betty accused several people that surrounded her by screaming “Witch!” I had to practice for a whole day to instill that fear of witches in me. Nowadays, I can take on a character’s emotions more quickly. When I am not busy with work, I practice self care and I think of ways to help my community. I believe that part of showing kindness to people on set comes from showing kindness even when you are off work. Giving to others is a strong passion of mine. However, before I give, I take care of my eating habits and I work out every morning at 5 am.
Respect and treating others with kindness is so important. A positive attitude and a healthy mindset leads to better collaboration and a better movie or a better show. Every day, I make sure to never leave my home with a negative attitude. I always check myself at the door. Thank you for taking the time to read this letter. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
Romain Dagnan was bord in 1991 in Paris. He has always loved music since he was a kid. His first experience was to try to make songs on an old Macintosh with guitar and voice while he was in high school, and mostly trying to impress his girlfriend with his covers.
Then someday, his father bought a piano to get back to it after 20 years without playing. This is where Romain began to learn the piano while trying to reproduce the Yamaha’s demos all evening long for a few months, until he could play the Turkish March. This music passion never left him, however he began Engineer studies for 5 years, as he did not even imagined composing music could be a real day job. After he finally got his diploma, he decided to get a chance, and did not start to work as an engineer but began to launch his career into the music industry. After a concert of Ennio Morricone in Paris, he really felt the intensity of orchestral music, and was at this very moment convinced of his passion for harmony and classical music composition. The first experiences he had were Escape Games soundtracks, for which he composed one hour music themes for. He has worked with 25 of them in France and abroad. After this, the idea was to compose for short films or other small projects to get to the level he wanted and to be able to respond to more ambitious orders. It would be a lie not to tell that the idea of giving up has more than one time been an option in his mind.
After one year, he met his first synchronisation editor who accepted to publish his music for documentaries and TV shows in his international library. That was a first opportunity to earn constant incomes from his music. During this period, he also had a documentary contract and a few other specific projects.
Two years after he began, and maybe four times quitting before getting back to it, he had got a call from a New Zealand Director, Craig Newland, who proposed him to pass a score composition test for a few scenes of his next feature movie. After a few days composing the music, Romain sent him the cues. The Director liked his music and decided to officially hire him for the entire movie original score. This was a first step into the film industry and the opportunity to record his music in studio with top strings musicians.
Today, Romain works with several Directors and producers for different media projects, he also has four editors and more than 80 tracks on specialized libraries. What he enjoys the most is to continue learning every day and to feel he can give people a nice emotional experience through his music approach.
I am majoring in film studies and minoring in creative writing at Eckerd College in St. Petersburg. Choosing film as my career path was not a decision that came easy to me. For the longest time, I struggled throughout my freshman year of college choosing a major. I ultimately decided the best decision for myself in that point in time was to take a year off to rediscover what I enjoy. With this time off, I recognized that I found myself watching film reviews on YouTube everyday, as well as film analyses. I also was able to become in touch with my creative side again and began filming my friends every weekend and edited the clips. As cliché as it sounds, one day it all came to me, I realized that I could turn my passions into a career. During this time, I was also moving and while sifting through old memories within my childhood home I found old mystery stories I wrote while in elementary and middle school. I also found a camera from when I was middle school and every single video included me directing my family members to say or do certain things so I could get “the perfect shot.” My career path was always right in front of me, but for some reason it took me almost two decades to identify it.
One interesting occurrence that has happened to me while working toward my career goal is that I was able to virtually attend an Oscars Zoom meeting, specifically called, Careers in Film Summit: Halloween Edition. It was an all day event that had various speakers discussing animation, music in horror films, production, and how to further our careers. The best surprise about this meeting was that Jamie Lee Curtis and Tobin Bell joined to give their insight on horror. There was also a chat feature in which all the students shared social medias and created a group chat on Discord, therefore, we will always have each other to network as well as go to for advice.
My overall career goal is to be a producer. I first want to work in production and on set prior to becoming a producer to gain more experience. I will be able to offer my ability to troubleshoot in high intense situations because as a general manager at Flight Fit N Fun, I ensured every party of the day was completed within the designated time frame. If one party ran five extra minutes, the whole schedule for that day would be skewed, so I know the importance of the saying “time is money.” When the workflow changed abruptly, I would switch the roles of the employees to best benefit the situation at hand. It is a very collaborative effort. The business side of being a general manager also relates to being a producer. I create schedules, budgets, keep track of revenue, and ensure that our company is always in accordance in the state guidelines. All of these tasks are components of being a producer as well. I want to not only bring my skills to a future job, but my drive as well.
I started as a writer mainly due to my interest in telling a story. I was introduced to writing by my teachers in high school when they complimented my writing. When I discussed projects with my family, they said that I had good writing and use of language. As such, I decided to explore this and see for myself if I had real talent. When I entered college, I discovered the opportunity to write for my college newspaper, The Delphian. Here I mainly write editorials about specific topics, namely the coronavirus. As I continue to write for the paper, I discover how much I enjoy writing editorial pieces. The more I write, the more I find my passion for this type of writing. I particularly enjoy sharing my opinion on important topics and sharing information so people can make informed decisions. However, I enjoy the idea of writing ideas that people actually think is worth publishing. It was not easy, however. I struggled to find my voice as a writer. I was not sure what I could write, and I started to doubt whether I was smart enough to write it.
As I wrote, however, my doubts began to subside. Though it wasn’t always easy to write, it becomes easier with access to new experiences. This is part of the reason why I am passionate about writing it gives me a place to discuss the thoughts and opinions that I can’t express otherwise. Writing became my passion because of the storytelling opportunities. It also allows me to follow my passions, like filmmaking. Throughout high school, I always appreciated what stories could be told using film. As I began studying the technical aspects of filmmaking, I appreciated the ability to tell a visual narrative alongside a written one. Once I was able to build a short film myself and was able to experience what it is like crafting the narrative I want to tell and how to show it, I found my passion to pursue this for my future. Aside from the storytelling capabilities, I am passionate about the type of stories you can tell. Filmmaking can give the truth about something or explore the feeling the director might be feeling. To explore this further, I started a blog to analyze my thoughts regarding the industry. This has helped me to identify filmmaking techniques that I have possibly yet to consider for projects of my own, as well as different storytelling elements. By writing my thoughts, I was able to identify and connect with the aspects of the film industry that I came to love so much. It also inspired me to use the ideas I have been exposed to and try to use them in a project of my own. This is also good practice to continue writing screenplays and formulating ideas. From The Delphian, my blog, and my future project, I have skills in content writing and creative writing. This gives me the ability to tell if a story flows well or needs to be revised. I can also provide feedback on visual storytelling, and if the given image could work.
My journey to pursue a career within the Entertainment Industry started many years ago. I became a Red Coat & a Blue Coat Entertainer for Pontins &Butlins, which gave me the confidence and experience to entertain the public by gaining Singing, Dancing & Hosting Skills. I then went on to establish a successful Solo Career as a Singer in many Pubs & Clubs and gained a wider fan base by being constantly rebooked to perform again and asked by many members of the public to sing at Wedding Venues and other party events.
My era of music started in the 80's and from a young age I fell in love with slow songs / ballads and my idol was Whitney Houston whom I considered to be my role model and as to who I aspired to be like when performing songs from the heart to my audience. I then had the pleasure of becoming an aunt to my beautiful niece & nephew. I devoted a lot of my time to these 2 crazy characters and gained a direct insight into how children view life which in itself was a magical experience. This then gave me the imagination to create my very first children's book - which 2 of the characters in the book were created & written for them to star in my book and the story became a magical fantasy for them to have as their own personal and magical adventure. Through hard work, determination and connecting with the right social networks, I successfully managed to market my books into Britain's well known Book Shops which is a difficult task for any unknown author to do.
The next part of my exciting journey is currently happening, whereby I am taking ongoing acting classes to achieve a successful acting career in the extremely near future. Although I am new to the film industry, I do not know how or why but I have now also successfully managed to sign up with an Acting Agent. (Maybe because I amcrazy, and Agents need you be just that to take on one of the world's hardest careers out there! Who knows?) I am a true born Piscean, we dream big, we are creative and have the most imaginative talents out of all the Zodiac Signs. To conclude my life story, I am now ready to let my talents shine and as it is a New Year now, I believe that the possibilities are endless!
In these unprecedented times, networking and connecting with likeminded people is paramount . I look forward to keeping in touch with you. I hope you like my journey and I would greatly appreciate it, if you could keep me in mind for any opportunities that you may come across which you feel I may be suited to.
I have made a life in the cinematic arts here in Bulgaria where I was born and grew up. As one may guess, my first language is Bulgarian, but I did learn English starting in grammar school and have used it on a day-to-day basis. I am good at English, but I did learn it from teachers who did not speak it fluently, so I do have a bit of struggle with it. At an early age, I could watch Hollywood movies and understand them but my love for cinema did not come from these films, but from my unique fascination with literature. When I was eleven years old I read “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint – Exupery." This book amazed me then and keeps in my thoughts even to this day. It is a simply written story, where the story is the whole world. This led to studying the works of authors such as Fyodor Dostoevsky - 'Crime and Punishment', Franz Kafka - 'The Metamorphosis', Edgar Allan Poe - 'The Black Cat', 'Morella', 'The Pit and the Pendulum', Mary Shelley - 'Frankenstein', Friedrich Nietzsche - 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' and others.
As I approached my tenth-grade year in high school, I started to understand that the emotional creativity one gets from studying literature can be used in generating cinema, especially experimental films that we Bulgarian Filmmakers produce as part of our culture. These arthouse films bring more than just a story with deeply underlying psychosomatic scenes eliciting feelings that one gets when studying an excellent choice of literature. So, at that time, I set my heart on translating those literary emotions to the audiovisual in cinema.
I would like to take the credit for being one of those kids that for no reason, decided literature and cinema were my life's calling, but I will have to give credit where credit is due. Both my parents are writers. My father was a screenwriter with eleven screenplays, each made into a movie here in Bulgaria. My father wrote many of the most famous Bulgarian films of the 80s and 90s including; ‘The Insurance (1998), 'Margarit and Margarita' (1989), 'Pantudi' (1993), 'Live dangerously' (1990), 'Romantic story' (1985), and some newer films as 'The Rest Is Ashes' (2020).
As an Independent Film screenwriter and movie director, working in my home country of Bulgaria, I am not exposed to the day-to-day work advantages as those working in the United States, especially Hollywood. We do not have the vast Hollywood network of filmmakers to rely on for expertise that is helpful in creating the film. I write most of my screenplays and TV scripts by myself in my home. Small advantages such as software and laptops and internet connections to get agents and managers are always a challenge. I have written around 10 - 15 screenplays between 2018 to 2020, however, only one has been fully translated into English. In three weeks, I will have a one-hour TV script that will be translated and expected to be shown on American TV. I have several short film scripts and some TV series scripts I can offer to a wanting film company.
At this time, I am looking for a producer for an international TV show called "Gangster № 1 in the World cinema". I have created a pilot show with English subtitles and will send interested parties a link to view it. The pilot was shot in a virtual studio. The whole structure of the show is explained by the host at the beginning. For now, I cannot give more public information about this show, but I am ready to share the pilot series as well as all the details to interested producers. Another project that I am currently working on, is a screenplay I have written called "The Crying Game." It is a psycho-thriller and can be made either in Bulgaria or in Hollywood. I have requested billyLAx and Espresso Films to find me the pieces to help me put my film together. The third thing I asked billy to help me with, is representation in Hollywood. I am represented here in Bulgaria, but I would like to expand my career in the US.
When I was 24 years of age, I left my then husband and moved from Sydney back to Perth where my family lived. On my journey I had a lot of time to think and decided that when I was back in Perth that I would start to do the things that I had put on my "one day" list. You know the things you will do one day when you get the time. One of those things was acting. Not long after moving back to Perth I saw an advertisement with Patch Theatre looking for a full-time actor. I applied and got the job. I had a lot of fun and made new friends and acted in a lot of different plays from Peter Rabbit to Mother and Daughter and lots more. Even though it was a paid job it did not pay much so after a while I left Patch Theatre and got a full-time job in Fast Food as a manager. I still applied for acting jobs and was in a made for video film and TV commercials and a lot of theatre.
I continued to act off and on for over thirty years. I was the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland. Mary in the Vicar of Dibly. A nosey next-doorneighbor in a short film. I played the mother in the music video for Black Tongues song called Second Death. I acted in numerous TV commercials like Kleanheat and Bowra and Odea. I also was cast in TV series The Heights and Itch.
Early in 2020 I auditioned for a great character role in a short film called Peladophobia which is available to be seen on YouTube. I enjoyed being able to create a unique character role that allowed me to stretch my acting abilities. The writer and director areincredibly talented.
At the same time, I auditioned for a featured role on a TV commercial for the Australian Government. I was so excited when my agent from Now Actors in Perth phoned me with the good news that I had the role. The director was great to work with. I appreciate directors that push me past my boundaries and help me to do my best acting possible.
As a person I keep fit by walking my dogs and maintaining my edible organic garden. I find that between the two of them, keeps my mind and attitude fit for a positive life and allows for wonderful characterization of my acting roles. I enjoy learning new skills like playing the guitar and organ, riding a motorbike, tractor, and truck. I have done all my acting work in Australia, but I would love to expand my career, with an acting role in Hollywood. So, I am commissioning billyLAx and Espresso Films to find me that golden Indie Film opportunity that lets me light up the big screen with a great performance that I always give.
Hello! My name is Laura Lambert. I am a voice over artist. I am independent, yet happy to work with an ensemble cast. It has been an epic year, despite the dramatic effects of the virus. Covid-19 threw a plot-twist in my life, taking me from full-time Production Director and jump-cutting me to full-time freelance voice over artist. I have been given the opportunity to remake myself. You may even say that I had an epiphany.
As an aside, I believe I became interested in voice work at an early age. Taking you behind the scenes, my backstory began when my older sister received a Panasonic tape recorder for Christmas. I didn’t realize it at the time, but the avant-garde interviews and TV show parodies we’d put together inspired my young, creative mind to expand. Though my inner critic keeps me on my toes, you can trust that I will pick up my cue and respond well to your direction. From top billing to a bit part, I will edit my work or send you rough cuts, if you prefer.
My back-round in audio began in radio. I began as a stand-in for a host on a weekly, two-hour, non-paying gig at a public radio station. Then onto commercial radio…easy-listening, news/talk and country. I worked for a dark horse or two, then a discovery shot was made. I realized that I preferred writing, voicing, and mixing commercials. On-air radio became a deleted scene, and I made the soft transition to production studios. It was almost as though I was dollying along, watching myself find my creative spark. If you are just joining the program, my guest today is me, Laura Lambert, a voice over actor.
I can be deadpan, high-energy or the woman next door. It all depends on the dialogue and your direction, of course. If the writing is particularly well done, it may inspire a double take on my part. I have enjoyed lending my interpretive skills to Lowes, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse, Graybar and The Missouri Department of Conservation. My client has included dentists, banks, restaurants and decorating centers. I can frame my voice to fit the required image. Special effects are extra. No genre is too much for me to grip, though I enjoy head-on shots, speaking conversationally to the listener. The action then brought me to where my story began. As a freelancer, I enjoy being the protagonist in my own film. And as I live in the house where I grew up, every day is an homage to those who ‘hit their mark on the stage’ before me.
This letter is almost in the can. But, before I take my bow, I wish to thank all the great players who have helped this ingenue morph into a mature, rising star. The parenthetical directions for this letter were somewhat cryptic, but hopefully I have revealed my story. I am Laura Lambert, voice over artist, and I look forward to hearing from you… And…that is a wrap!
Eduardo Jack Yatim (12-1-1995 Valencia, Carabobo, Venezuela) is a very attractive and talented Syrian-Venezuelan international artist, model, actor in the entertainment, animation, film and cinema industry, Fashion Signed at 21 years of age for 620,000usd valuing each of his 5 photographs at 124,000usd as a semi major role 3d selling his image rights to create a 3d animated character in FERDINAND THE BULL 2017 of blue sky film studios (currently looking for a lawyer in USA to solve the legal case by recovering the money and obtaining the 0-1b visa)
Since 2018 associated with the Hollywood screenwriter Talbert Okorodudu to search for 10 million USD for WHY ME where he is a leading actor and THE LAST SEVEN DEPARTMENT where he is a selected actor Recruited in 2020 as a Fashion Model at the international Koala Models Agency in Milan, Italy Eduardo Jack can offer his photo, face, image, personality, body, and facial expression to develop famous characters, 3d animated characters, actors, and models according to what a producer, director, talent scout, screenwriter or film and television producer requests Eduardo Jack is a versatile, and multifaceted actor model in the development of his image and artistic personality.
Eduardo Jack wants to develop his career as a model actor in Hollywood, Bollywood, animation, films and cinema, Fashion, entertainment working with artistic managers, representatives and agents of models and actors at an international level, modeling agencies and actors, influencers, producers, directors, headhunters, millionaires, visionaries, entrepreneurs, celebrities, artists, models and actors, photographers, film and television producers, screenwriters, sponsors, investors Eduardo Jack has public relations, management, marketing, and business skills where he has worked in stores, restaurants, and branches in Venezuela where he worked for more than 5 years and is unemployed looking to work as a real estate consultant in 2021 after the 2020 quarantine Eduardo Jack handles the perfect Spanish language and basic English language Eduardo Jack is opened to having an artistic manager and studying professional acting and modeling courses at an international level to develop his career.
Eduardo Jack is 180cm, athletic and slim build, white skin, brown eyes, straight dark brown hair, body hairy and with a beard, shoe size 11usa, pants size 30-32, shirt size S-M, he likes to tan, he likes to be metrosexual and have beauty, gym, and nutrition routines, he can play with his hair and style Eduardo Jack is an elite, sociable, outgoing, sensitive, strong, and charismatic man who wants to compete and win, Capricorn zodiac sign, indigo-crystal-rainbow spiritual profile as the highest level of human evolution