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Below is a list of all episodes from the Acting Income Podcast. “AIP” covers a wide range of topics related to acting, making money, and staying balanced, and includes tips, insights, interviews, and resources for the professional actor. Subscribe now! »


Current Episode

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

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 26, 2016

Summary: Actress and writer Anne DeAcetis is a guest contributor for this episode, reading from her essay on Medium.com 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 piece -- namely, an article [ More ]
Topics: Anne DeAcetis, Casting Director Workshops, Casting Directors, Casting Society of America, Criminal Minds, Gary Baum, Networking, Pay-to-Play, Scott David, Workshop Committee, Workshops, Writer,


Past Episodes

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

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 19, 2016

Summary: 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 the union and commercial producers. [ More ]
Topics: Commercials Contract, Contracts, Joint Policy Committee, Negotiation, SAG-AFTRA, Session Fees, Use Fees, Voting,


AIP033 | How Podcasting Is Affecting My Acting Career

► Listen to this episode | Published: November 18, 2015

Summary: 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 in producing it, plus an [ More ]
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AIP032 | How to Act in New York City with No Income - with Mandy May Cheetham

► Listen to this episode | Published: November 11, 2015

Summary: Mandy May Cheetham 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 she quadrupled [ More ]
Topics: Bartering, Canada, Coachsurfing, Finance, Health Insurance, Housing, Less Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute, Mandy May Cheetham, Networking, New York City, The Second City, Toronto, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Visa,


AIP031 | What I've Learned about Fame - with Victoria Libertore

► Listen to this episode | Published: October 28, 2015

Summary: Victoria Libertore 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 at Fame, as [ More ]
Topics: Fame, Solo Performance, Victoria Libertore,


AIP030 | My Recap of Episodes 21 through 29

► Listen to this episode | Published: October 21, 2015

Summary: 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 with comments on what these episodes [ More ]
Topics: Alanna Blair, Aleisha Force, Diversity, Eric S. Robertson, Fi-Core, Financial Core, Gianmarco Soresi, Jenn Lederer, Keisha Zollar, Rachel Venokur, Sarah Ittner, Self-Sabotage, Stand-In, Workshops,


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

► Listen to this episode | Published: October 14, 2015

Summary: Keisha Zollar 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 by a Washington [ More ]
Topics: Diversity, Improv, Keisha Zollar, Race, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Washington Post,


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

► Listen to this episode | Published: October 7, 2015

Summary: Eric S. Robertson 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 his interview [ More ]
Topics: Actors' Equity Association, Commercials, Eric S. Robertson, Fi-Core, Fi-Core Central, Fi-Core Workbook, Financial Core, Non-Union, SAG-AFTRA, Union,


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

► Listen to this episode | Published: September 30, 2015

Summary: Alanna Blair 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 in for the [ More ]
Topics: Alanna Blair, DJ, Musician, Photo Double, Stand-In,


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

► Listen to this episode | Published: September 23, 2015

Summary: Jenn Lederer 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 self-sabotage especially as [ More ]
Topics: Chorus Dancer, Coach, Jenn Lederer, Meditation, Self-Help, Self-Sabotage, Success,


AIP025 | How to Make Money Using Your Acting Skills as a Brand Ambassador - with Rachel Venokur

► Listen to this episode | Published: September 9, 2015

Summary: Rachel Venokur Rachel Venokur of Productions Plus–The Talent Shop talks with host Ben Hauck about using your skills as an actor to generate an income as a brand ambassador.  In the interview, Rachel explains what Productions Plus–The Talent Shop does and how it uses brand ambassadors for [ More ]
Topics: Auto Shows, Brand Ambassador, Host, Live-Event Staffing Agency, Productions Plus, Rachel Venokur, Spokesperson, Talent Agency, The Talent Shop, Trade Shows,


AIP024 | How to Be a Person First and an Actor Second - with Aleisha Force

► Listen to this episode | Published: September 2, 2015

Summary: Aleisha Force Actor Aleisha Force talks with host Ben Hauck about how being a person first and an actor second helps to organize her life and finances as an actor.  In the interview, Aleisha shares how she categorizes and organizes her various "person" and "actor" expenses, as well [ More ]
Topics: Aleisha Force, Expenses, Finance, Money, Saving,


AIP023 | How the Word "Professional" Applies to You as an Actor

► Listen to this episode | Published: August 26, 2015

Summary: Host Ben Hauck was called "professional" on a set -- but what did it mean?  In this episode, Ben covers several meanings of the term "professional" when it comes to your acting career, contrasting dictionary and union definitions of the term with his own personal definition which [ More ]
Topics: Accomplishments, Fi-Core, Financial Core, Goals, Non-Union, Professional, SAG-AFTRA, The Meaning of Meaning,


AIP022 | How to Strategize Workshops with Casting Directors, Agents, and Managers to Achieve Your Acting Goals - with Gianmarco Soresi

► Listen to this episode | Published: August 19, 2015

Summary: Gianmarco Soresi Actor Gianmarco Soresi talks with host Ben Hauck about his incredible year of paying for workshops with casting directors, agents, and managers. In the interview, Gianmarco shares what strategies he used as he spent a large amount of money on workshops and how those strategies evolved as he [ More ]
Topics: Actors Connection, Agents, Casting Directors, Gianmarco Soresi, Managers, Pay-to-Play, Workshops,


AIP021 | How Network Marketing for Arbonne Funds My Acting Career - with Sarah Ittner

► Listen to this episode | Published: August 12, 2015

Summary: Sarah Ittner Actor Sarah Ittner talks with host Ben Hauck about how her work as a network marketer for Arbonne funds her acting career. In the interview, Sarah explains Arbonne and the range of health and wellness products it offers, and what makes network marketing a great [ More ]
Topics: Arbonne, Network Marketer, Sarah Ittner,


AIP020 | My Recap of Episodes 11 through 19

► Listen to this episode | Published: August 5, 2015

Summary: Host Ben Hauck recaps Episodes 11 through 19 of The Acting Income Podcast. In the episode, in addition to summarizing each episode, Ben adds anecdotes about the episodes and explains what he's learned in the process of producing them. Ben concludes with insights about acting and his transformation [ More ]
Topics: An Open Secret, Angie Atkinson, Evan Henzi, Fi-Core, Financial Core, Jenn Lederer, Lucy Norris, Matthew Valentinas, SAG-AFTRA, Sara DeRosa, Sessions Payroll, Shannon DeVido, Social Security, Tom Coll,


AIP019 | Why I Went Fi-Core

► Listen to this episode | Published: July 29, 2015

Summary: Host Ben Hauck opens up about his personal decision as an actor to declare financial core status within his union, SAG-AFTRA.  In the episode, Ben describes his journey to becoming fi-core, his process in determining whether fi-core was right for him as an actor, and why he made [ More ]
Topics: Fi-Core, Fi-Core Central, Financial Core, Health Insurance, Non-Union, Pension, Ricardo Lori, SAG-AFTRA, The Fi-Core Workbook,


AIP018 | How to Work as a Hotel Concierge to Supplement Your Acting Career - with Tom Coll

► Listen to this episode | Published: July 22, 2015

Summary: Tom Coll Actor Tom Coll talks with Ben Hauck about supplementing his acting career with work as a hotel concierge.  In the interview, Tom lists the range of tasks he manages as a hotel concierge in New York City. He also narrates his history in the hotel industry and his route to [ More ]
Topics: Hotel Concierge, Tom Coll,


AIP017 | How to Define Your Relationship with Money to Better Finance Your Acting Career - with Jenn Lederer

► Listen to this episode | Published: July 15, 2015

Summary: Jenn Lederer Life and career coach Jenn Lederer talks with Ben Hauck about money. In the interview, Jenn reveals what she learned about her relationship with money when working as the weekend nanny for a famous real-estate mogul (and U.S. Presidential candidate!), and also when working as a talent [ More ]
Topics: Coach, Entrepreneur, Finance, Jenn Lederer, Money, Self-Help, Talent Manager, Web Series,


AIP016 | Nannying, Sketching, and Singing Backup to Fund My Acting and Music Careers (plus Live Music!) - with Angie Atkinson

► Listen to this episode | Published: July 8, 2015

Summary: Angie Atkinson Actor and singer Angie Atkinson talks with Ben Hauck about how she supports her dual careers in acting and singing with income from nannying, sketching, and singing backup. In the interview, Angie describes her jobs, their responsibilities, and the kinds of money they provide. For [ More ]
Topics: Angie Atkinson, Backup Singer, Live Music, Nanny, Singer, Sketch Artist,


AIP015 | The Film "An Open Secret," and What to Do about Child Sexual Abuse in the Entertainment Industry (Part 2) - with Evan Henzi

► Listen to this episode | Published: July 1, 2015

Summary: In this two-part series on the explosive documentary film An Open Secret, former child actor Evan Henzi talks with Ben Hauck about his involvement in this important film about victims of sexual abuse and pedophiles in the entertainment industry. In this brave interview, Evan shares in [ More ]
Topics: An Open Secret, BizParentz, Courage to Act, Evan Henzi, Martin Weiss, Matthew Valentinas, Michael Harrah, SAG-AFTRA, Sexual Abuse, Young Performers Committee,


AIP014 | The Film "An Open Secret," and What to Do about Child Sexual Abuse in the Entertainment Industry (Part 1) - with Matthew Valentinas

► Listen to this episode | Published: June 24, 2015

Summary: In this two-part series on the explosive documentary film An Open Secret, co-executive producer and entertainment lawyer Matthew Valentinas talks with Ben Hauck about his involvement in this important film about victims of sexual abuse and pedophiles in the entertainment industry. In the interview, Matthew details [ More ]
Topics: An Open Secret, BizParentz, Courage to Act, Evan Henzi, Martin Weiss, Matthew Valentinas, Michael Harrah, SAG-AFTRA, Sexual Abuse, Young Performers Committee,


AIP013 | How to Develop a Hosting Career - with Lucy Norris

► Listen to this episode | Published: June 17, 2015

Summary: Lucy Norris Host and spokesperson Lucy Norris talks with Ben Hauck about her growth from actor to independent host to sought-after spokesperson for brands and shopping channels. In the interview, Lucy shares about her on-the-job training in England as a producer and host, how her acting and [ More ]
Topics: Brand Ambassador, Host, Hosting, Lucy Norris, Negotiation, On Deck with Lucy, Production Companies, Spokesperson, Web Series,


AIP012 | How to Market Your Acting When You Have a Disability - with Shannon DeVido

► Listen to this episode | Published: June 10, 2015

Summary: Shannon DeVido Actor and comedian Shannon DeVido talks with Ben Hauck on the many facets of working as an actor who also has a disability.  In the interview, Shannon covers the topic of marketing herself as an actor versus as an actor with a disability, what [ More ]
Topics: Disability, Headshots, Inclusion in the Arts, Marketing, PWD, Resumes, Shannon DeVido, Web Series, Wheelchair,


AIP011 | What to Do When Sessions Payroll Doesn't Report Your Acting Income to Social Security - with Sara DeRosa

► Listen to this episode | Published: June 3, 2015

Summary: Sara DeRosa Actor and stand-in Sara DeRosa shares with Ben Hauck how she discovered her income from Sessions Payroll was not reported to the Social Security Administration, and how the discrepancies she found in her total and reported income could have decreased her retirement benefits and pension and health eligibility. [ More ]
Topics: AFTRA H&R, Health Insurance, IRS, Pension, SAG P&H, SAG-AFTRA, Sara DeRosa, Sessions Payroll, Social Security, Stand-In, Union Financials, Unreported Income, Unreported Income Worksheet,


AIP010 | My Recap of Episodes 1 through 9

► Listen to this episode | Published: May 27, 2015

Summary: Host Ben Hauck recaps the first nine episodes of The Acting Income Podcast, which made iTunes' list of New & Noteworthy Podcasts upon its debut.  In this recap episode, in addition to summarizing each episode, Ben adds anecdotes about the episodes and explains what he's learned in the process [ More ]
Topics: Anne DeAcetis, Coach Corky, Elizabeth Ann Corkum, Eric S. Robertson, Fi-Core, Financial Core, Ricardo Lori,


AIP009 | Why I Choose to Stay a Non-Union Actor - with Eric S. Robertson

► Listen to this episode | Published: May 20, 2015

Summary: Eric S. Robertson Actor Eric S. Robertson talks with Ben Hauck all about his choice to stay a non-union actor (for the time being) within SAG-AFTRA jurisdiction. In the interview, Eric covers his acting career aspirations, the choice between money vs. acting work, and the high quality of non-union [ More ]
Topics: Agents, Commercials, Eric S. Robertson, Non-Union, Pre-Member, Reels, SAG-AFTRA,


AIP008 | How to Coach Running to Complement Your Acting and Modeling Career - with Elizabeth Ann Corkum

► Listen to this episode | Published: May 13, 2015

Summary: Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA "Coach Corky") Actor and model Elizabeth Ann Corkum (AKA "Coach Corky") talks with Ben Hauck about her progression to becoming a top running coach and how her acting and modeling career works with her business. In the interview, Elizabeth shares about the explosion of running and [ More ]
Topics: Coach Corky, Elizabeth Ann Corkum, Marathon Training, Modeling, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Running Coach,


AIP007 | How Going Fi-Core Affected My Acting Career - with Ricardo Lori

► Listen to this episode | Published: May 6, 2015

Summary: Update: For additional information on financial core status, listen to Episode 9, Episode 19, and Episode 28. Also, be sure to download The Fi-Core Workbook and check out other resources from Fi-Core Central. -- Ben Actor Ricardo Lori talks with Ben Hauck about his experiences working as [ More ]
Topics: Actors' Equity Association, Casting Directors, Fi-Core, Financial Core, Global Rule One, Non-Union, Ricardo Lori, SAG-AFTRA, Union,


AIP006 | How to Write to Supplement Your Acting Career - with Anne DeAcetis

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 29, 2015

Summary: Anne DeAcetis Actor and freelance writer Anne DeAcetis talks candidly with Ben Hauck about how writing supplements her income as an actor. In the interview, Anne shares in detail the kinds of writing projects she takes on, how she is able to generate writing work, and how [ More ]
Topics: Anne DeAcetis, Editor, Writer,


AIP005 | How to Think Statistically as an Actor

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 22, 2015

Summary: Ben Hauck offers instruction on how to think statistically as an actor, especially at times when you aren't working. He explains how to measure your past acting work to determine your booking statistics for better gauging of your future acting work. However, he disclaims there [ More ]
Topics: Commercials, Lack of Work, Thinking Statistically,


AIP004 | How the Word "Success" Applies to You as an Actor

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 15, 2015

Summary: Ben Hauck defines and clarifies the meanings of the abstract word "success" so that success may be easily measured in your pursuits as an actor. In so doing, he challenges you to lay down goals for your acting career in order to better measure your [ More ]
Topics: Accomplishments, Goals, Success,


AIP003 | How I Figured out My Monthly Spending and Saved up to Move to New York City

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 8, 2015

Summary: Ben Hauck explains in detail how he figured out his monthly spending right after college in order to save up for a move to New York City to pursue an acting career. Using a saving sheet he designed and all of the receipts he collected over [ More ]
Topics: Expenses, Money, Receipts, Saving, Saving Sheet,


AIP002 | How to Sort out All of the Advice You Hear as an Actor

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 8, 2015

Summary: Ben Hauck draws from his experience as a long-form improv student and teacher in sorting out all of the various rules you'll be taught to follow as an actor -- whether they come from acting teachers, casting directors, agents, managers, or even fellow actors. He [ More ]
Topics: Acting Teachers, Advice, Improv, Instructions, Principles, Rules,


AIP001 | How I Make an Income as an Actor and What Inspired This Podcast

► Listen to this episode | Published: April 8, 2015

Summary: Ben Hauck shares his evolution as an actor since graduating college to today in New York City, how he makes an income as an actor, and what inspired The Acting Income Podcast. He touches on working as an extra and stand-in, and what he recently found [ More ]
Topics: Central Casting, Extra, Improv, Non-Performer, Performer, SAG Basic Agreement, Stand-In,


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