The Young Actor's Guide
By Dana Bowling
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I'm a Casting Director, Audition Coach, Career Consultant and Mom dedicated to helping young actors and their parents find their way through this confusing yet exciting business! Join me as I speak with all kinds of people who have gone through this journey just like you, as well as other experts in this small world of "Hollywood".
||Clean#117 - Actor JT Neal on his start from a small town to success in Los Angeles||I am giddy with excitement over this episode you guys!! Actor JT Neal started just like a lot of you...he was a kid that talked too much in class in a small town in Texas, stumbled upon acting and the rest is history. His story is...||1/16/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#116 - How to Handle Disappointment as an Actor||There is no way around it - being an actor is TOUGH. There are a lot of NO's, a lot of no responses, and a lot of competition. It's so easy to get lost in the negative feelings and sadness that comes with all of the rejection... BUT. It doesn't HAVE...||1/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#115 - Casting Director Amber Horn - Self-Taping tricks and Audition Mistakes||Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all! Consider this a Christmas present from me to you because this episode is as valuable as you can get. Do you ever have to do self-tape auditions? If so, this episode with Casting Director Amber Horn will give you..||12/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#114 - When things get tough make sure you do this...||Hey guys! A short episode about how important it is to LISTEN to your child and why it's essential to take a step back when things get too negative! Avoid the parent/child fighting and make sure everyone is really in this for the RIGHT reason! ...||12/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#113 - An Agent's Perspective - My Conversation with Youth Talent Agent Laura Thede||After a whirlwind week here in Los Angeles, I am excited to bring you this episode! Ever wonder what goes through the mind of a children's talent agent? In this episode, I interview Laura Thede, the Director of the Youth Division at DDO Agency! She...||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#112 - Agents and Managers Tell Me Their Do's and Don'ts for Their Clients||STOP WHAT YOU ARE DOING and listen to this episode. Are you an actor with an agent and/or a manager or are you on the hunt for a rep? If so, this episode is for YOU. I reached out to the top youth agents and managers and found out the top ten pet...||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#111 - How to Boost Your Confidence Right Now!||THIS right here may be the most important episode yet. CONFIDENCE is a hugely understated part of the whole acting world. If you don't master it, you WILL struggle in auditions. We all know how hard it is to keep putting yourself out there and hearing..||10/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#110 - Listener Questions Answered!||This one is listener supported! Everyday, I get new questions regarding children and the acting business and have noticed a pattern: a lot of you have the SAME questions! In this episode, I answer the following questions: *Why isn't my child getting...||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#109 - Kayla and Amanda Maisonet||In our first of the PARENT/CHILD INTERVIEW SERIES, I get to interview one of my favorite actresses, the stunning and smart Kayla Maisonet! Fans know her most recently as Georgie from the Disney hit show Stuck In the Middle and she has also appeared in..||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#108 - The Parent's Role||How Involved Should You Be?||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#107 - The Importance of Trusting Your Gut||An often overlooked situation in children and showbiz is the idea of choosing to do something even though your gut is telling you not to. In this episode, I talk about a personal situation I just experienced and how I knew I HAD to listen to my gut to..||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#106 - Behind the Scenes of Casting a Multi-Cam Sitcom||Almost all of my clients seem to want to know what really happens in a Casting office and what the process is. It's such a popular question that I turned it into an episode! In this episode, you'll hear all about my experience behind the scenes when I..||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#105 - What you CAN control||There are so many ways to feel out of control as an actor, because ultimately you can only do so much. In this episode, I list different things you CAN control and should constantly be working on so that you don't feel lost or confused on why...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#104 - Battling Nerves in Auditions||We all feel anxiety at one point or another. In this episode, I get super personal about MY battle with anxiety, how I overcame it and how it is completely NORMAL to feel it. That thing that you are afraid to do? DO THAT. Actors and really...||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#103 - Audition Do's and Dont's||You asked for it - here is a Casting Director's insider info of Audition DO'S and DONT'S - good for both parents AND kids! I discuss everything from when you get the audition, go to the audition, are IN the audition and what to do after the audition!||6/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean#102 - So your kid wants to be an actor...||Parents: Where were you when your child first came to you and said "Mommy (or Daddy), I want to be on TV!" Or a movie, or on broadway etc... In this episode I focus on 10 ways to know that your child is ready to be serious about acting. Then, I spend...||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #101 - Welcome to The Young Actor's Guide Podcast!||I am so excited to finally be starting my podcast, which has been in the works for over 6 months - except life kept getting in the way! In this episode, you'll learn more about me and my career journey and why I am so passionate about helping you all!..||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Great Podcast for Newbies in the Business
Came across Dana on IG and decided to listen to the Podcast. Very informative keeps things In perspective. Love this Podcasts
How is this free?
Dana is absolutely amazing! So much valuable information from a Casting Director’s prospective. As a mom of a young actor, this podcast is perfect! Dana’s passion and love for young actor’s shines through every episode. She even offers advice on Instagram!! Wow simply amazing!
I love this podcast! Thanks so much for doing this!! We’re new and I feel clueless about so much of this business. This feels like help. I especially love your Behind the Scenes episode!
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