From the Podcast

AIP035 | 5 Reasons Casting Directors Should Be Happy to See Workshops Go – with Anne DeAcetis

by Ben Hauck / April 26, 2016 / 0 comments

Actress and writer Anne DeAcetis is a guest contributor for this episode, reading from her essay on which lists five reasons why casting directors should happily play a part in the disappearance of casting director workshops. Host Ben Hauck shares introductory content that motivated Anne’s

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AIP034 | Why You Should Vote No for the SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract

by Ben Hauck / April 19, 2016 / 11 comments

Host (and actor) Ben Hauck explains in detail why SAG-AFTRA actors should vote no on the proposed 2016 Commercials Contract. In the episode, Ben outlines some of the important losses SAG-AFTRA actors will experience should they ratify this contract negotiated recently between

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AIP033 | How Podcasting Is Affecting My Acting Career

by Ben Hauck / November 18, 2015 / 0 comments

Host Ben Hauck explains the responsibility that comes with producing a weekly podcast, and how that responsibility overlaps with his acting career.   The episode includes details on the goals he took on in starting the podcast, the kind of work involved

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AIP032 | How to Act in New York City with No Income – with Mandy May Cheetham

by Ben Hauck / November 11, 2015 / 1 comment

Actor Mandy May Cheetham speaks with host Ben Hauck on how to act in New York City — with little to no income. In this interview, Mandy shares what motivated her temporary move to New York City from Toronto, Canada, and how

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AIP031 | What I’ve Learned about Fame – with Victoria Libertore

by Ben Hauck / October 28, 2015 / 0 comments

Actress Victoria Libertore talks with host Ben Hauck about fame, and what she has learned about fame after years of pursuing it as an actor in New York City. In the interview, Victoria talks about her recent solo show My Last Attempt

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AIP030 | My Recap of Episodes 21 through 29

by Ben Hauck / October 21, 2015 / 0 comments

Host Ben Hauck recaps Episodes 21 through 29 of The Acting Income Podcast. In this episode, in addition to summarizing the past nine episodes, Ben adds anecdotes about the episodes and explains what he’s learned in the process of producing them. Ben concludes

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AIP029 | How to Navigate Diversity Issues in Improv Communities to Increase Your Acting Opportunities – with Keisha Zollar

by Ben Hauck / October 14, 2015 / 0 comments

Actor-comedienne Keisha Zollar talks with host Ben Hauck about diversity issues at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and in the improv world in general, and what actors can do to increase the population of diverse voices in performance. In this interview inspired

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AIP028 | Why I Went from Non-Union, to Union, to Fi-Core All in One Summer – with Eric S. Robertson

by Ben Hauck / October 7, 2015 / 0 comments

Actor Eric S. Robertson returns to talk with host Ben Hauck about his personal journey from proudly being a non-union actor, to joining the union SAG-AFTRA, to declaring financial core status soon after joining SAG-AFTRA. In the interview (which serves as an addendum to

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AIP027 | How to Work as a Stand-In and Not Lose Sight of Your Acting Goals – with Alanna Blair

by Ben Hauck / September 30, 2015 / 2 comments

Actor Alanna Blair talks with host Ben Hauck about pursuing her acting career while also taking work as the lead stand-in on two television series. In this interview, Alanna describes what a stand-in does, and she goes into the benefits of standing

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AIP026 | How Self-Sabotage Affects the Actor and What to Do about It – with Jenn Lederer

by Ben Hauck / September 23, 2015 / 0 comments

Life and career coach Jenn Lederer talks with host Ben Hauck about self-sabotage and how it affects actors and their career pursuits. In the interview, Jenn explains what self-sabotage is and its psychological origins, offering up overt and subtle examples of

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