Who?

BRIAN PATACCA

BRIAN PATACCA

I currently make a living as an actor; I work in commercials (70+), hosting, voiceover, television, theatre, and print. I’ve worked on both coasts and around the globe, including Dublin, London, and on the Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, and Mediterranean Seas. I live in Los Angeles, but called Manhattan home for 11 years. I freelanced with 12 agents before choosing my current representation. I spent my first two years in New York as an advertising account executive and copywriter for Broadway shows and subsequently worked as a career coach (where I found one of my callings!). I’m proud and touched to say that I help many actors realize their dreams. If you’d like to know more, check out www.BrianPatacca.com, follow me on Twitter or learn about me at About.Me/BrianPatacca. I hope to see you at an audition soon. Give your career a kick in the AAS (Actor Accountability Salon)!

BRITT

BRITT

Graduating with a Masters Degree in Fine Arts from Orlando Shakespeare Theatre in Partnership with the University of Central Florida, I have taught everything from Theatre 101 to Acting for Majors at the University level; at OST I was an actor in residence, intern in the office of marketing and grant writing, educator in Shakespeare classes for young adults, and tackled all of the above while publishing my thesis. My MFA background taught me that making a successful life in Los Angeles has to be about learning to combine the art of business and the art of…well….art! And that’s what kicking AAS is ALL about. I am proud to have been with the Brian and Brian Actor’s Accountability Salon in it’s inaugural steps, and thrilled to be helping salon members discover the tools that are aiding them in living the life of an empowered actor.

ANNIE

ANNIE

My expertise as a coach comes from the trials and errors of my career as an actress and writer.  After graduating from Interlochen Arts Academy I made my way to Los Angeles at the age of 18.  I went on to work as a series regular on Days of Our Lives and have made several guest and recurring appearances on CSI, Smallville, Without a Trace, Rizzoli & Isles, Everwood, Cold Case, All of Us, Charmed, and Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior amongst a handful of feature credits.  Two feature films that I have written have been optioned and are set to shoot in 2014 along with the release of my graphic novel.  I push my clients to have a strong work ethic and utilize their tenacity, perseverance, and ability to take risks, because I believe everyone can find their place in the entertainment industry with those elements in play.  I love guiding actors towards creative ways to advance their career and to feel fulfilled as artists and CEOs of their business.

BRET

BRET

I have worked consistently in the New York acting community for over 14 years. Performed in several musicals on Broadway, toured the country, and played at most regional theater’s across the US.  I have been in independent films, commercials, and even Major Motion Pictures. Created and produced my own YouTube videos, and one-man shows.  Mostly I am passionate about creating a community of artists.  I continue to audition and hone my craft every week, and have helped many actors bridge the artistic world to the commercial.  You have a special gift that is uniquely yours, let’s show it to the world!  To learn more about me and my acting career: http://bretshuford.com  follow me on twitter @bretshuford

TOM

TOM

Theatrical from birth, Tom began to seek out bigger stages than his family’s Long Island living room at eight years old.  Since then he has performed on seven international stages, has had the pleasure of working in multiple independent films, guest starred on several hit television shows (90210,Community, Mighty Med, Californication, Greek, etc) and recently performed in the prestigious NBC Diversity Showcase.  In 2011, Tom joined with Brooke Seguin to create the critically acclaimed company 30 Minute Musicals, where he holds the title of co-producer and performer.  Since its inception, 30 Minute Musicals has created 10 (and counting) original parody musicals based on cult classic films.  In addition to his work as an actor and producer, Tom has been coaching and teaching at John Rosenfeld Studios for several years and is thrilled to be joining the team at Actor Salon.  He loves to make sure every actor gets the most out of themselves and strives for professionalism and quality.  Outside of the “business”, Tom donates much of his energy as a veteran cyclist on the AIDS Lifecycle and has his own personal chef business that focuses on heart healthy food. For more info visit www.detrinis.com and www.30mm.co

 

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