The Business of Acting

A Blueprint for Industry Success

Class Details

Teacher: Risa w/Steve & Guests

Dates: NEXT ROUND COMING SOON. Apply now as this class fills quickly! 8 weeks.

Time: Tuesdays, 6:30-9:30pm.

Ideal for: By application or invitation. There are no make-ups for this 8-week class. (Cancellation Policy)

Cost: 2 installments of $350. $700 for the entire 8-week program.

You’ve sacrificed so much for the pursuit of an acting career.

You’ve invested so much energy, time and money to get the industry to see you, consider you, hire you. But it still often feels like guess work or like you’re hitting walls. You’re still trying to climb your way higher but you don’t know how. You want to know how to crack the Industry, have powerful people advocate for you, hire you to work for them, and then hand you awards for that work. We get it. And we want that for you!

AND- the business has changed, and you have to change with it. You have to show up in ways that will disrupt the norm, and grab the attention of everyone in the Industry looking to YOU for leadership.

The Business of Acting is an intensive 8-week class, guided by Risa Bramon Garcia, with Steve Braun and a group of fantastic Industry guests who are authorities in their field- including an agent who loves actors and his job, a social media expert who knows her stuff, an actors’ empowerment leader who walks the walk, and actor/creators who have changed their careers. Together we will marry the full force of your talent with the business of acting. 

In The Business of Acting we will demystify the Industry.

You’ll be privy to the inner workings of the business, along with the mindset of Industry professionals- and it may not be what you think. Risa will walk you through all elements of your career, introducing you to a new way of looking at your creative tools. From there we will look at how to engage with the Industry as authentically and effectively as possible. We’ll tackle marketing, social media, your approach to the “gate-keepers,” what agents and casting directors are really looking for, self-tapes, your relationship with money, and creating your own work so that you can wholly establish your place in the Industry by being the disruptive force that leads. And we will create a plan for the future.

We will mine that which is uniquely remarkable about you, what you have to offer, and how you can move from scarcity to abundance in owning your self-worth and talent! After all, YOU ARE your BUSINESS!

You will engage in practical exercises and actionable steps to put you on the path to the career you want and deserve!


The Business of Acting

Limited enrollment.

This class will sell out.

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During our 8 weeks we will dive into…

-Your Materials- We will look at who you are and how the Industry can fully see you.

-Marketing and Networking- We will look at at your approach in a new way, along with a guest Actor’s Advocate, Audrey Moore.

-Your image- Who are you? How does the world see you? How do you want to be seen? With guest Aisha Alfa, empowerment teacher.

-Social Media- What really matters and how to make the social sphere work for you. With guest social media expert, Sophia Parra – Live from NY!

-How to find and work with Casting Directors, agents & managers, along with a guest representative [Josiah Akinyele of Innovative Artists] and Casting Director.

-Self-tapes- the nuts & bolts of this new audition, and how you can transcend any limitations!

-An Actor’s Money- with BGB co-founder, Steve Braun. What is your relationship to money? Bring a new awareness and create change.

-Self-care- You must take care of your entire instrument in order to weather the Industry and show up fully for your work, your creative life, and your career.

-You as Creator- How to make your own work and take control of your career. With guest actor-writer-director-producers showing the way. Dom Burgess. Natalie Britton. Kate Hamilton

-A Plan of Action– What you can take into the real world right now!

There will be assignments and exercises in and outside of class that will address each area of your Career.

This class is not an audition or employment opportunity and there is no suggestion or guarantee of an audition or employment as a result of taking this class.

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Take your career to the next level.

It’s time to own your talent and take command of your career!