Here is the List of
92 New England Entertainment Industry VIP's
who the author has interviewed for this book.
Some of the Contributors have clickable links to their websites.
New England Casting Directors
Carolyn Pickman - CP Casting. "What traits I see that will get you cast."
Angela Peri - casting the roles for "American Hustle" (int. by our own Becki D.)
Jodi Purdy - Casting and wrangling hundreds of Extras.
Anne Mulhall - Casting in Rhode Island, special auditioning tips for you
New England Agents
Andrew P. Wilson - Owner of AWA Talent Agency (SAG-AFTRA)
Lynda St.James - Owner of Cameo Kids. with info for parents of actor children.
Suzanne Crosby - Image Makers Models, how to get more print work.
Kristie Raymond - Viewfinder Productions, how to be best prepared for a go-see.
Susan Lunetta - Exxcel Model and Talent
John Campanello - learn more about Between Gigs Casting.
Patricia Campbell - Portland Models & Talent LLC
Maggie, Inc - Casey, Owner reveals the benefits of being SAG-Franchised
Kevin Fennesey – Casting Director, long-time Union actor, anti-scam watchdog.
Kathleen Longsderff - NEMG Agency Director
Leo Anthony - Asian Boston
Successful New England Actors
Paul Horn - SAG-AFTRA Board (Previous President), on when and how to join the Unions.
Tom Kemp - Residing in Boston, and working in Hollywood and Nationally
Hester Schell - Transplant from California, finding Networking Gold in Boston.
Judith Kalaora - Brand Ambassador, historical tour guide, and staying non-union.
Mandy Wilson - her experiences with Boston Conservatory, BFA Graduate
Troy Desmond Smith - Toastmasters and what it can do for you.
Deme Lane - Working with her New York manager for print and Film auditions.
Jay Gates -Rod Stewart Impersonator
KC White - LA Actor who returns home to New England for work.
New England Producers
Chris Byers - Founder of New England Studios, and will we find work there?.
Patricia Hohl - Mass Production Coalition (MPC) - why you should join.
Kevin Dibacco - DiBacco Films, how to actually get National Distribution.
Leah Rinaldi - Corporate Game Developer. how to get paid, fun work!
Shannon Vossler - Producer and 'Women in Film. Board Member
John Stimpson - Writer / Director "The Legond of Lucy Keyes"
Chris Black - Writer/Producer: "Madmen", "Desperate Housewives", etc.
Barney Cohen - TV/Film Writer, "Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"
Folks who Hire Actors
Craig Sutton - find work for paid Specialty and corporate events.
John Chris Brault - photos of historic New England movie sets.
Mary Lou Belli - Sitcom work, special skill to help you get ready.
Steve Stone - Stone Media Pros, Hudson, MA
Tyler Sullivan - President Operations at Paul Mitchell of Northern New England
Acting Coaches and Classes
Peter Kelley - What to look for in an Acting Coach. On-set coaching.
Donald Mowat - Head of Make up Dept, “Fighter, Fever Pitch, etc”
Emmanuelle Chaulet - Acting Coach with a deeply spiritual touch.
Dossy Peabody - Stage Acting in New England. where to begin.
Steve BlackWood - His Master Class and Cold reading Sessions
Scott Fielding - Michael Chekov Studio Boston, acting with depth.
Betsy Polatin - Alexander Technique
Lau Lapides - Lau Lapides Acting Studio
Billy DaMota - Stop Pay-to-Play in Casting Director Workshops
Christine Mascott - Cape Cod Theater
Michael Dell'Orto - The Benefits of Equity in New England
Harry Thomas - Table Reads at the Waterford, CT Library
Mark Scalia - Comedian
Adam Finelli - Comedian
Dan McCReady - Comedian
Jordan Rich - Voice Over artist and longtime Boston Radio Personality
Mike Jablon - Voice Over artist, and instructor.
Sonny Dufault - Voice Over artist, instructor, a demo producer.
Dorothy Gallagher - Unique VO training for proven success
John Mason - Full time Stunt Person in New England
Mark Bedell - Finding Stage Combat Training and work in New England.
Stacy Eddy - Stage Combat Training
Kachina Dechert - Stunts
Being a Successful Child Actor
Natalia Wallace - programs and resources for child actors
Natasha Colonero - using an agent with your child actor
Stephanie Mancinelli - On-Set Tutor
Rachel Weinstein - Parent, and Talent Tactician
Becki Dennis - Talent Tools. Services for Actors.
Bob Ebener - Editing your reel, finding the right editor.
Bradley Van Dussen - New England Actor (optimising YOUR NE profile)
Erica Derrickson - on her Hollywood East Facebook Group, and photography
Genine Tillotson - Harvard Square Script Writers
Josh Mitchell - when should you hire a publicist, and why?
Jean Carney - Make up tips for actors, from a 25 year veteran Union Makeup artist.
Laurel Wiley - Make up for Actors, best products and application.
Andrea Lyman - Making a living from her one woman show. being on a SAG board.
Bill Mootos - Long time Equity Stage Actor,m and SAG-AFTRA Board Member
Chuck Slavin - SAG-AFTRA Board Member
Ben Whitehair - SAG-AFTRA details
Ben Winthrop - The SAG-AFTRA Pups Program
The Crew we Work with
Kelly Cronin - Local Script supervisor for NE Feature Films
Bridget Cook - Hair Stylist to Will Ferrel and others.
Matt Newton - NH Film Office
Andrea Zax - Costumer
Making the Move to Hollywood
Elaine Loh - Teaches class, "So you moved to Los Angeles… NOW WHAT?"
Income Tax Tips
David Rogers - Actors Income tax tips to save you time and money
Tax Incentive for New England States
Jeff Kwass - Supporting Production with local services (and a tax credit)
Kathleen Pierce - Article on Maine Tax Credits