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Barry Katz is Hollywood’s premier talent manager, with a client list that reads like The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

In this intimate conversation, you’ll hear how Elvis Presley was a factor in developing Barry’s amazing work ethic…and how, even as a child, his creative instincts and empathetic nature made him the “everything’s gonna be okay guy”.



As you listen to Barry talk, you’ll come to know firsthand and intimately the remarkable character of Barry Katz, a thought leader and entertainment industry icon like no other.

This is a compelling conversation with a unique, gifted guy and a talent manager like none other in Hollywood.

If you're an actor, a comic, a writer, a director, a producer...or just have those "Hollywood Dreams," you don’t want to miss this one.

Direct download: Podcast36_BarryKatzFINAL_3.12.15_copy.mp3
Category:Show Business -- posted at: 9:30pm PDT

Lisa London joins Bob & Suzanne and delivers a message every actor needs to hear!

Lisa is the daughter of Jerry London, one of Hollywood’s legendary television directors.  She grew up on her dad’s sets surrounded by major Hollywood stars. It was there that she found her show business inspiration.

In her teens, Lisa realized she had a unique instinct for spotting talent.  After working as a production assistant, she landed an apprenticeship with Lynn Stalmaster and Toni Howard, two of Hollywood's most legendary casting directors.  In classic work-your-way-up-from-the-bottom Hollywood fashion, Lisa ultimately joined with Catherine Stroud to build London-Stroud Casting, now a respected resource for studios, directors, and producers who are looking for the “special someone.”

After more than two decades casting for major studios like Sony Pictures, 20th Century Fox, Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, as well as for every major broadcast network, London-Stroud has been consistently responsible for discovering young acting talent and putting them on the road to stardom.  It was Lisa’s keen eye for talent that tapped Myley Cyrus for her showbiz debut as Hanna Montana, cast Jennifer Aniston in her first feature film, and brought superstars like Emma Stone, Mark Ruffalo, Jonah Hill, and Selena Gomez to the public’s attention.

In this interview, you’ll hear how Lisa came to write From Start to Stardom – The Casting Director’s Guide for Aspiring Actors, a serious step-by-step roadmap to breaking into and thriving in the Hollywood acting scene.  She also talks about the realities of casting sessions and the necessity to “make a choice” as an actor, and shares her tips for a successful professional audition.

If you’ve ever dreamed of an acting career…if you truly want that starring role…you’ll want to hear Lisa London as she shares her passion.  

Direct download: 48-LisaLondon-Final2.19.16.mp3
Category:Show Business -- posted at: 10:22pm PDT

#21 - "Transformers" Writer Ron Friedman

Ron Friedman is one of Hollywood's most prolific and celebrated television writers of all time. Join this raucous “live” conversation over lunch in the busy outdoor patio at Caffé Roma in Beverly Hills as Ron talks about working with show business  legends like longtime friend Stan Lee, the creator of X-Men,Spider Manand Iron Man.

With more than 700 TV and movie scripts to his name on shows like Get Smart, Bewitched, The Odd Coupleand Charlie’s Angels, Ron shares his secrets to entering the rarified atmosphere of professional film and television writing…as well as some practical tips for surviving on a rigorously competitive career path.
If you want the real “inside story” of life as a successful Hollywood writer, this is it. 
Direct download: PodcaST21EDITFINALMay21.mp3
Category:Television -- posted at: 9:44pm PDT