Acting UP Radio with Will Roberts

Actors Radio host Will Roberts brings you the best of the best of the film, theater, voice over, and entertainment industry each week. This weekly actors radio show is an hour of acting related topics, including: acting tips, booking acting roles, what casting directors want from actors, how to audition as an actor, voice over, and anything related to the entertainment industry. We add to that, a big focus on the business of acting and how to be the most creative entertainer you can be.

Acting Up Radio – Episode 4 – Caroline Liem - Caroline Liem, casting director, producer, coach

Caroline Liem, casting director, producer, coach

CAROLINE LIEM has been discovering new talent and has worked with some of the top directors and producers on over 50 feature films and television shows and pilots. Her credits include Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3, Anomaly, X2, The Perfect Sleep, Devour, Blade Trinity, When Do We Eat?, Boogeyman, Auto Focus, Silent Witness, Life With Bonnie, Two Guys and a Girl, Popular and VIP. At Disney Studios she has enjoyed working in both their feature and television casting departments overseeing such projects as Gone In Sixty Seconds, Pearl Harbor, 102 Dalmatians, Gangs of New York, Annie, and Geppetto. She served as Head of Casting for the award winning late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live!

Caroline has worked with a host of prominent directors and producers including Ryan Murphy, David Winkler, Brett Ratner, Jon Turteltaub, Neal Moritz, Daniel Bigel, Sam Raimi, Stephen Kay, David Goyer, Bryan Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Ralph Winter, Paul Schrader, Lauren Lloyd, David Permut, Bonnie Hunt, Greg Yaitanes, Marc Buckland, Michael Robin, Greer Shephard, and Bobcat Goldthwait, to name a few.

The process of booking the job is completely unnatural and can be exhausting. Once the resistance of that process is released, what awaits the artist is the work. There are skills to be mastered, as well as an opportunity to do what you so dearly love, and what you know so innately. It’s about Connection-Intention-Environment and sharing your best performance each time.

Acting Up Radio – Episode 3 Steven Ellison | Nicholas Hanna - Steven Ellison | Nicholas Hanna

Steven Ellison | Nicholas Hanna

Steven Ellison | Nicholas Hanna – Steve The Intern on Periscope! Steve The Intern is the first ever scripted sitcom to broadcast live on Periscope! This is not just “behind the scenes”. The scope is the show! And because it’s on periscope it’s not only live it’s interactive! The audience can comment live, iv Office, this groundbreaking show reaches the next level in viewer experience. The show centers around an eccentric Billionaire to work as his social media intern and periscope the launch of their brand new search engine. When the launch goes bad all signs point to a saboteur inside the company. It’s up to Steve The Intern to solve the mystery

Acting Up Radio – Episode 1 - Joel Ackerman, Director, Writer, and Chief Creative Genius

Joel Ackerman, Director, Writer, and Chief Creative Genius

Joel Ackerman has established himself as one of the top generators of commercial YouTube views on the planet. He has been behind not one, but two of the most successful YouTube campaigns ever. Besides being writer/director of the popular Poo~Pourri video (over 35 million views), he was also creative director at Orabrush where he wrote, directed and produced videos that generated millions in views and sales. He was formerly a stand-up comic and lounge singer.

Acting Up Radio – Episode 2 - Vincent Patterson - Director and Choreographer

Vincent Patterson - Director and Choreographer

Vincent is the Director, Writer, and Co-Choreographer of Cirque du Soleil’s, VIVA! ELVIS in Las Vegas with over 1,000 performances.
Vincent directed the critically acclaimed opera MANON with soprano Anna Netrebko, conducted by Placido Domingo. The opera has been performed in Los Angeles, Berlin and Valencia, Spain. His direction of ANNA NETREBKO: THE WOMAN, THE VOICE received a nomination for ‘Best Television Arts Program’ at the Montreaux Film Festival. The DVD is the top selling classical DVD in European history.

As a director and choreographer, Vincent created many works for Madonna and Michael Jackson including Madonna’s BLOND AMBITION TOUR (on which the film, TRUTH OR DARE is based), and her legendary Marie Antoinette VOGUE performance for MTV and the choreography for her videos EXPRESS YOURSELF and VOGUE. For Michael Jackson, with whom he worked for over 15 years, Vincent created the BAD TOUR, as well as SMOOTH CRIMINAL and BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR and multiple other Jackson music videos and live performances, from the Grammy to the SUPERBOWL HALFTIME SHOW.

Vincent directed and choreographed the musical sequences in Lars Von Trier’s film, DANCER IN THE DARK, winner of the Palme D’or at the Cannes Film Festival.

Vincent’s short film, THRENODY, a dance-performance perspective on the tragedy of 9/11 has been broadcast nationally and won the Gold Prize at the Houston Film Festival. It was produced and shot by Joe Pytka.

Among the many films he choreographed are THE BIRDCAGE and CLOSER for director Mike Nichols, EVITA for director Alan Parker, HOOK for Steven Spielberg.

The TNT Telefilm, IN SEARCH OF DR. SEUSS, which Vincent directed and choreographed, received seven Emmy nominations.

He choreographed London’s West End production of LENNY for director Sir Peter Hall and LA Opera’s GRAND DUCHESS for director Garry Marshall.

Vincent received a Tony nomination for choreographing Hal Prince’s KISS OF THE SPIDERWOMAN.

He has directed commercials through DarkLight Productions and has choreographed over 150 commercials, many winning awards in collaboration with director, Joe Pytka.

Vincent has also directed many charitable events, among them 3 star-studded benefits for Alzheimer’s Organization. Each show Featureded highlights from Broadway musicals and starred luminaries from Broadway and hit TV series. He also directed 2 stellar benefits for APLA, featuring performers Madonna, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Logins, Nathalie Cole, Billy Joel, Elton John, Patty Austin, Sarah Brightman, Wynona Judd, Eddie Van Halen, and Sheila E.

He directed LOVING THE SILENT TEARS, a new musical with international stars, for two sold-out performances at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.

Vincent has also lectured around the world. He has spoken at the Cinematheque Francaise in Paris, The International Dance Festival in Monaco, The Lincoln Center Film Society, Dickinson College (where he received a Fellowship) and on several occasions at the Lincoln Center West Director’s Lab. He has taught acting in Los Angeles and dance around the world from Tokyo to Berlin to Los Angeles. He received his BA in Theater Arts from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa.

He has been a judge on televised Talent programs in Los Angeles and China.

He has worked with a star-studded list of musicians: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Van Halen, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney, Lee Ann Rimes, Diana Ross, Lionel Ritchie, David Lee Roth, Slash, Whitney Houston, to name a few.