The BGB Studio Blog

Why I’m Spending My Pilot Season Writing

By Steve Braun | Posted On: January 9, 2015

By: Alexa Alemanni

alexa alemanniI love lists. Checking things off. Feeling accomplished.

I always prided myself in being a pro-active actor, I would make lists every morning, search for opportunities, send out mailings, tweet cleverly, maintain relationships, do plays and student …

#TBT: 10 Ways for Actors (and other Artists) to Survive the Holidays & the New Year! By Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun

By admin | Posted On: December 11, 2014

(Originally posted December 2012.)

The business is winding down for the holidays and actors are booking flights home, pulling money together for gifts, and strategically sending holiday cards and emails to casting directors, agents and managers. The Connecticut school massacre …

Holiday Survival Guide Tips on making it through to January

By Steve Braun | Posted On: December 10, 2014


This is a time of year when you’re likely going to plan too much for the holiday break or get anxious about these 2 weeks off at the end of the year before the new year brings up all sorts

Nashville By Alexa Alemanni

By admin | Posted On: December 3, 2014


My husband and I choose to spend every Thanksgiving in an American city we’ve never been to and spend four days immersing ourselves in local food and culture and avoiding turkey. This year we went to Nashville. I didn’t know …

3 Reasons Why Thanksgiving Is Good for Your Acting Career By Risa Bramon Garcia and Steve Braun

By Risa BG | Posted On: November 24, 2014


IMG_0731 copy

Thanksgiving: the franchise player of America’s holiday roster. It’s big, it’s brash, it involves such a profound level of gluttony that its name is often changed to Turkey Day to really underline the fact that what’s really important about …

5 Habits of Our Most Successful Clients That Actors Need to Know By Risa Bramon Garcia

By Tessa BGB | Posted On: November 13, 2014


The BGB Studio offers classes and coaching for actors of all levels, but a few of our actors are the kind of people you see on television and in movies often. These are the actors who don’t spend more a …

Coming to America: 5 Tips for International Actors Moving to L.A. By Risa Bramon Garcia

By admin | Posted On: November 12, 2014


You live outside the U.S.—in Rome, Sydney, Hong Kong, or Berlin—and you are an actor. It’s not just that you dream of red carpets and mansions in the Hollywood Hills. No, you hear the calling; that voice inside that …

13 Things Never To Do In A Casting Room By Risa Bramon Garcia

By admin | Posted On: October 15, 2014

These things have all happened, some more times than others. But it’s pretty crazy how our better judgment goes out the window when we put ourselves in the context of an audition room. We think we have to “help it …

15 Things Actors Do That Make Me Happy By Risa Bramon Garcia

By admin | Posted On: October 2, 2014

10.06.2012_Risa 8600dFinal copy 21. You show up every day. You make no excuses.

2. You love the work wherever and whenever you’re doing it and you don’t complain. None of the “I’ve been a series regular for six years, and I’m only working …

10 Things To Consider When Preparing Audition Material

By admin | Posted On:

rnmx0UAx3xeXpeV3GCLWeib65-WM3P8UkZrAJsXxFk4Last week I participated in a casting director workshop and had two very different experiences with actors and their material. One actor chose a scene from “The Hours.” It was a terrific piece and a strong scene choice for her. …