The Actors Guide with Anne Johnstonbrown

Anne Johnstonbrown

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Robin Steege - Theatre Actor, Singer & Life Coach
Sep 12 2022
Robin Steege - Theatre Actor, Singer & Life Coach
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews theatre actor, singer and life coach Robin Steege.Robin Steege’s career in Musical Theater has spanned over a 32-year period of time. Most of it spent on stage. However, for over 40 years, she has been leading personal crisis groups, speaking at weekend retreats, and doing motivational speaking. The last 15 years Life Coaching has been her passion, training for almost 5 years every summer at the Leadership Summit in Chicago. Robin is a Licensed Pastor in the state of CA and led a large Women’s Ministry in Rancho Cucamonga, CA for over 10 years.Robin’s expertise/passion in Life Coaching focuses on life strategies for personal trauma, moving through past history issues that are stopping the individual from moving forward and learning how to be “Emotionally Intelligent”. This work incorporates compassion, honesty, empathy, bravery, and active listening skills. Robin’s training enables her to see clearly where the need is and to carefully walk forward with an individual with safe and calm practices that leave the client able to absorb and feel like they can begin to unpack what is stopping them from their best life. Whether it is entertainment, corporate or just needing to move forward for emotional health.Robin’s Life Coaching with individuals in every area of the Art’s has been particularly important, as her love of musical theater has been at the heart of her life since she was a child. Robin’s Mother was an Opera Singer; her God Mother is Mary Costa (the original Sleeping Beauty in Disney’ 1959 movie) singing is second nature to her.Robin’s personal Mission Statement includes, being of service to others and helping those who have been through incredible difficulties in life to flourish. Robin’s own childhood trauma’s and life sadness’s have been the catalyst for her work and she knows that life can be wonderful if you do the hard work. Anne Johnstonbrown - www.ajbprods.com/anneRobin Steege - @robinsteege (Instagram)
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Multi-Tasking is a MUST!
Sep 2 2022
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Multi-Tasking is a MUST!
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Political Activism
Sep 1 2022
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Political Activism
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Turning Roles Down
Aug 31 2022
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Turning Roles Down
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Advice to Parents
Aug 30 2022
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Advice to Parents
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Headshots & Resumes
Aug 29 2022
TAG TUESDAY REPLAY: Headshots & Resumes
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this special TAG Tuesday edition.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
BUSINESS OF ACTING: Anne Johnstonbrown
Aug 25 2022
BUSINESS OF ACTING: Anne Johnstonbrown
The Actors Guide host and author of The 10 Commandments of Theater, Anne Johnstonbrown, conducts this Master Class on the art of auditioning for the theatre.Anne Johnstonbrown is an actor, filmmaker, musician and voiceover artist. She has a Master's Degree in Theatre Arts and has worked as an Adjunct Professor of Theatre Arts at several Southern California universities, including The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles where she taught Acting, Auditioning and the Business of Acting.As an internationally-renown songwriter, many of Anne's compositions can be heard worldwide, from Canada to Africa, on radio and beyond. She is also the author of several books of varying genres, including children’s and mainstream fiction and non-fiction. Her most celebrated works are The 10 Commandments of Theater and True to archeType: A Guide to Characterization in Comedy, both published by Smith & Kraus, the world’s largest publisher of theatre arts books.Over the past 30 years, Anne has enjoyed an illustrious career on the stage. As an Equity actor, Anne appeared on the famed Kodak Theatre stage (now The Dolby Theatre) as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and has toured the U.S. with other national shows. She is also an award-winning audiobook producer and has released nearly 100 published projects over the past decade, many of which are the works of New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors.Anne has a heart for the homeless and has spent the better part of a decade working with the residents of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Her book, My Name’s Lyman, chronicles the life of a homeless man and the various destinies he might have lived had he (or those around him) made different choices. The book became a hit musical in Los Angeles (LYMAN The Musical) and can now be seen in a series of award-winning short films (A Place Less Cold, Fortune In Gold, and Leaving My Past Behind). The screenplay for the feature film is currently being shopped for future production.Today, Anne splits her time between her homes in Las Vegas and Sedona, Arizona. She continues to work as a voiceover artist and sound engineer as she completes production on LYMAN The Movie. She also hosts a new podcast, The Actors Guide, geared to aspiring actors, which is chock full of career advice, method acting tips, and celebrity guest interviews. For fun, Anne likes to run marathons and teach kickboxing.
BUSINESS OF ACTING: Sandra Lord
Aug 24 2022
BUSINESS OF ACTING: Sandra Lord
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews master career strategist and networking expert Sandra Lord:A key figure in facilitating access and connections in Hollywood, Sandra Lord is a MASTER CAREER STRATEGIST/COACH and definitive NETWORKING EXPERT/GURU, whose experience and success as a (former) talent and literary manager have enabled her to work with creatives at various levels in FILM, TELEVISION, NEW MEDIA, PUBLISHING and MUSIC. Talent, from ACADEMY, EMMY, VMA, TELLY, GABRIEL and CINE award winners and nominees, to professional and EMERGING content creators, have all sought her counsel, guidance and creative vision, with regard to their projects, overall career strategy and effective networking. Lord’s tools and services have been described as “LIFE CHANGING.” She is also known for her ingenious ideas, networking programs and groundbreaking events and opportunities — she is the founder of the award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast®, and Women Helping Women in Entertainment, among other endeavors. Host: Anne JohnstonbrownGuest: Sandra Lord2022 IS ALMOST HALF OVER...It's Not Too Late to Design Your Path to Success! JOIN US AT SANDRA LORD'S POPULAR & POWERFUL MID-YEARFREECAREER STRATEGY PROGRAMA FREE VIRTUAL EVENT VIA ZOOMOnline - so you can attend from ANYWHERE! ARE YOU:• STUCK in Neutral? • FRUSTRATED? • SPINNING Your Wheels?• Hit a BRICK WALL? • Need GUIDANCE & a FRESH Perspective? GET EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES & TOOLS TO TAKE ON THE REST OF 2022 WITH CONFIDENCE & GUSTO! WHAT ATTENDEES ARE SAYING:“5 out of 5 stars!" • “Best professional decision ever made.” • “Life altering!”"NOTHING else like this in town” • “Profound! Enlightening! Magnificent!” "Miracle worker for creatives” • “Truly the BEST” • “100% Game Changer!” “Without equal, BAR NONE!” • "MORPHEUS offering you the RED PILL” “Highly, highly recommended!” • “My career has taken a 180 degree turn”“More insight than some paid events I’ve attended” • “1,000% recommended!"“Radically changed the way I assess and approach both my personal and career goals”(Read MORE Comments & Testimonials below) ONE DATE ONLY:SUNDAY, June 5th, 2022  2pm - 4:30pm PST (5pm - 7:30am EST) Presented byMaster Strategist/Coach, Networking Expert & Former Talent/Lit ManagerSANDRA LORD(Founder of the award-winning Hollywood Networking Breakfast®, Women Helping Women in Entertainment, and the Los Angeles Film & TV Meetup (LAFTV).  Ms. Lord is a key figure in facilitating access and connections in Hollywood and is known for her ingenious ideas, networking programs, and groundbreaking events and opportunities.  Lord is a master career strategist/coach and definitive networking expert, whose experience and success as a (former) talent and literary manager have enabled her to work with talent at various levels in film, television, new media, and music.  Creatives from ACADEMY, EMMY, VMA, TELLY, GABRIEL, and CINE award winners and nominees to professional and EMERGING content creators have all sought her counsel and guidance, as well as her creative vision, with regard to their projects, overall career strategy, and effective networking, and have described her services as “LIFE CHANGING."_________________________________________________________WHO SHOULD ATTEND:PRO-ACTIVE CREATIVES AT ALL LEVELS in front of and behind the camera, looking to get to the next level, transition into a new area, start, advance, re-invent, or resurrect their careers, businesses, projects, ideas, or events. THIS CLASS WILL BENEFIT YOU IF:•  You can’t seem to get your FOOT IN THE DOOR•  You HAVE SOME SUCCESS, but are stagnant or your credits are old•  You need a GUIDANCE and a FRESH PERSPECTIVE - you have no idea what the next step is or how to take the next step•  You need an ACTION PLAN to take on the rest of 2022•  The pandemic has immobilized you and PROCRASTINATION has become your best friend•  You HAVE REPRESENTATION, BUT are still not getting the opportunities you desire•  You need to get better at NETWORKING - you LACK CONNECTIONS or don’t know how to effectively use the ones you have OR need to network at a higher level•  You have CONFIDENCE/SELF-ESTEEM ISSUES, or self-defeating behaviors holding you back        ...AND MORE! This NO-HOLDS BARRED FREE SEMINAR will provide LOTS of information, PRACTICAL tools & MOTIVATION to help you TAKE ACTION! REGISTER NOW! Register for this FREE SEMINAR at the link below:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-career-strategy-seminar-powerful-tools-to-take-on-the-rest-of-2022-registration-341264440127Once confirmed, Zoom access info will be emailed by the day before. Be prepared to take extensive notes.  NO RECORDINGS ALLOWED.Space is limited -- "first come, first served"RSVP LINK FOR FREE CCS SEMINAR ON SUNDAY, JUNE 5, 2022:@EVENT BRITE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-career-strategy-seminar-powerful-tools-to-take-on-the-rest-of-2022-registration-341264440127 https://trk.cp20.com/click/9ddz-2jding-3u0sz4-u2d9xr4/> CREATIVE CAREER STRATEGIES TESTIMONIALS:https://secure.campaigner.com/csb/Public/show/9ddz-2jfxh2--zf9gz-u2d9xr8(https://bit.ly/CCS_TESTIMONIALS2022)For questions or more information:Call: (323) 465-9800 orEmail: VIPList@hgenonline.com
FILMMAKERS WEEK: Nathaniel Beaver
Aug 16 2022
FILMMAKERS WEEK: Nathaniel Beaver
Anne Johnstonbrown interviews professional filmmaker and film editor Nathaniel Beaver.Host: Anne Johnstonbrown (Anne (ajbprods.com))Guest: Nathaniel Beaver (Parry-Riposte Films)FILMS:1. "The Mortuary Collection": Available on Blu-Ray/DVD and Apple iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/bh/movie/the-mortuary-collection/id1539514283-BTS Highlight reel from "the making of" on the Blu-Ray/DVD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gc1PeHIMWzY2. "We Live": https://vimeo.com/368325852-A parody of the classic Sci-Fi film, "They Live" created for the Hollywood Fringe Festival, stressing the importance of Art and Live Theatre. 3. "Christmas: A Revenge Tale": https://vimeo.com/255838137-A trailer for the holiday bloody action revenge epic short film! 4. "Krampus":  https://vimeo.com/117141155-This short film was based on a one-act play and won Best Film at the 2017 Krampus AP Film Fest in Asbury Park, New Jersey.5. "Hollywood Fringe Forever": https://vimeo.com/352531708-Celebrating 10 years of the theatre festival, this short was an official selection of New Filmmakers LA: On Location 2019 Film Festival.6. "The Lord of the Things": https://vimeo.com/202861152-A parody of a classic scene from Peter Jackson's trilogyVIDEOS:1. LA Chamber Orchestra (LACO) - Summerfest 2020 playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9bqqTh6JNr6DyRt9D0eA5kWOHSpVA2j7 -Produced during the pandemic and created to continue sharing music to LACO audiences.2. "To Be A Horizon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7LK6zcF8RCg-Edited during the pandemic and Produced & filmed by LACO musicians3. "Veteran Journeys":https://hss.semel.ucla.edu/veteranjourneys/-A virtual opera based on stories from veterans and their families.4. Hollywood Fringe Festival's "FringeTV": https://www.youtube.com/hollywoodfringe-Coverage through the years of the theatre festival5. KPCC Film Week: Jackie Brown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qad1Khzrdz4-Q&A with Quentin Tarantino at the 20th Anniversary of Jackie Brown.LINKS:-No Film School:  https://nofilmschool.com/bts-advice*This article was written after completing The Mortuary Collection Behind-the-scenes and its release.-Voyage LA 2017 Meet Nathaniel Beaver: http://voyagela.com/interview/meet-nathaniel-beaver-parry-riposte-films-north-hollywoodtoluca-lake/?fbclid=IwAR1COSZif2e-_p-1FgMantwacXqcLJ6td4l6Q2qeUzVwZHIQfeN5RHNRpXw2020 Shoutout LA: Parry-Riposte Films: https://shoutoutla.com/meet-nathaniel-beaver-director-editor/?fbclid=IwAR0BUc3uAuvws-XSm6MRfwKr0SzVCAVvXZ2FYIpT0aHx-LvDO2hS36_W6fM 2021 Nathaniel Beaver's Story: http://voyagela.com/interview/check-nathaniel-beavers-story/PARRY-RIPOSTE FILMS Contact/Socials:Email: info@parry-ripostefilms.comWebsite: https://www.parry-ripostefilms.com/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/parryripostefilmsVimeo: https://vimeo.com/parryripostefilmsFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParryRiposteFilms/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/parryripostefilms/Twitter: https://twitter.com/parryripostefms