Webinar Library

The 21st Century Hollywood Webinar series provides unique and unparalleled excellence on the “Business of Show Business.” Kevin E. West, creator / presenter, has put together 100 15-minute webinars covering a multitude of subjects and elements regarding the pursuit of a professional on-camera career. Whether you’re the parent of a child performer, a multi-year veteran or somewhere in between there is absolute gold in the information and advice presented by Kevin. As an active Online member you may watch these as often as you’d like. Enjoy. If you have any difficulty with the video playing please first check your mechanism and connection and if it persists email us: support@actors-network.com

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1. Philosophy

Overall ideology of the TAN Webinar series!

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2. Overview

A perspective on the biz of show business!

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3. The Art v. Biz

The distinct and categorical separation of the two.

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4. The Performer

It is important to protect our artistic side!

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5. The Product

The realities of being a widget for sale!

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6. The Promotion

This is way more than mailings or social media!

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7. Getting Discovered

Its real definition and the concept of creating luck.

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8. Actor v. Movie Star

An overview on the severe difference in the two!

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9. The Answer

Isn’t artistic business just like math? 2+2 = 6

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10. No Consequence

You can’t get fired from a job you don’t have!

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11. Life and the Actor

Everything will get in the way...if you let it!

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12. F.E.A.R.

Most of our fear is self-doubt and not real!

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13. Maintain The Engine

You must remain vigilant on protecting...you!

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14. Career Elements

A macro view of taking on Show BUSINESS!

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15. Know Thy Product

Who you are versus what they think you are...

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16. It’s Who Knows You

Yep, turn that it’s who you know around on yourself.

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17. Pro-Active v. Reactive

Facing our nature to wait for the phone to ring.

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18. Three Avenues

A tremendous benchmark in pursuit perspective.

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19. Show-Time v. Biz-Time

Imperative insight as to how we plan and use our time!

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20. Hobby or Money?

Knowledge IS power. Know which is your true mindset.

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21. To Be A Professional

Regardless of money or credits, this is an attitude.

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22. Tangible Goals

Goals are great but do you control them?

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23. Other Artistic Professions

Are other artistic careers really serving you?

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24. Areas of industry

To know this is to understand true professional focus!

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25. Types of Projects

It can look like a duck but it may be a goat!

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26. Actor Noise

The ability to only hear yourself gives you wings!

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27. What is Outside the Box?

Sure you wanna risk but what the heck does it mean?

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28. Visibility Vehicles

Knowing all your options is the key to good choices.

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29. I Didn’t Book It

Stop losing the value of a great audition!

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30. Nepotism

Gosh, if I had only been born to...so and so.

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31. Reasons for Seasons!

The annual ebb and flow of production.

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32. From the Other Side

Perspective in life, is a key, to realize it is not about you.

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33. No Real Rules

No it is not the Wild West but it isn’t prison either.

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34. Surviving Subjectivity

Why Kevin always uses dating analogies.

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35. Understanding Results

Accurate metrics matter in any business!

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36. Year End Wrap Up (1.0)

Using the past annually to make a better career!

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37. Define: The Resume (1.0)

It is far more than just a piece of paper...

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38. Define: A Target List (1.0)

If you’re not accurately shooting you won’t hit anything.

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39. Define: Master Contact List (1.0)

This is the list that defines your career mobility!

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40. Define: A Referral

If it doesn’t come with an effort, it isn’t real!

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41. Define: A Showcase

Exposing yourself can seem smart, but is it?

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42. Define: A Film Festival

Over 3000 worldwide so have perspective!

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43. Define: An Agent

Remember, there isn’t just one, that can be great.

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44. Define: A Manager

Oh my how this has changed since the 60s.

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45. Define: A Casting Director

Best to know the limitations of their title.

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46. Define: A New Media Project

Do you really know what the heck this means?

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47. Define: A Commercial

Yes, we want the check, but what about the truth.

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48. Define: A Publicist

May you need one someday, then be afriad!

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49. Define: An Exec. Producer

Money makes a title, but what do they do?

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50. Define: A Director (Film)

When the KING talks...everyone has to listen

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51. Define: A Director (TV)

Shake n’ bake, move n’ make. Get it done!

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52. Define: A Producer (Film)

From just having the rights to doing it all...

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53. Define: A Producer (TV)

These are the Kings n’ Queens of television!

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54. Define: An Ent. Lawyer

Yeah, they're lawyers, but we need them!

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55. Define: A Showrunner

Without question...top of the TV mountain!

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56. Define: A Writer

Creators yes, but “what kind” matters...

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57. Define: TV-Hour Episodic

Yes, the formula of this type of TV, is growing

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58. Define: TV-Half Hour Comedy

It isn’t your “All in the Family” game anymore!

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59. Define: TV-Reality

Since 2000 there has been a drastic change.

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60. Define: TV-Hosting

So you want to break the 4th wall and talk?

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61. Define: Film – Student

How organized were you at 20 years old?

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62. Define: Film – Indie

No, it isn’t just any film out there you do!

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63. Define: Film – Modified Agreements

The pseudo “Indie” uh, but not really, at all.

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64. Define: Film – Studio Features

The biggies but so very difficult to attain.

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65. Define: A Local Hire

An important tool in building credits and $$$!

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66. Define: Voice-Over

You need more than just a “great voice.”

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67. Define: Background Work

Learning is great but be careful...

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68. Define: Internships

Get insight but don’t be a doormat!

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69. Define: Being A Reader

Perspective is the best currency!

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70. Define: The Casting Couch

Stop thinking it is “just” Hollywood.

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71. Define: SAG-AFTRA

So you wanna be a professional?

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72. Define: Breakdowns

A private source to understand!!

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73. Relationship: Agent (1.0)

Way more to it than you’ve thought!

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74. Relationship: Agent (2.0)

Do you know the way it should go?

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75. Relationship: Agent (3.0)

Do they see your tools the same?

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76. Relationship: Agent (4.0)

Philosophy, Goals, Projects etc. etc.

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77. Relationship: Agent (5.0)

So many options so little time...!

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78. Relationship: Agent (6.0)

Answers? First you have to know the dang questions!

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79. Relationship: Manager (1.0)

Without real reason, there is no purpose!

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80. Relationship: Manager (2.0)

An indepth relationship, isn’t just a “shot.”

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81. Relationship: Casting Dir. (1.0)

It isn’t that you met it is how you meet.

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82. Relationship: Casting Dir. (2.0)

Being pro-active isn’t just pushing.

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83. Relationship: Casting Dir. (3.0)

Being likeable is far from being a “Bestie.”

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84. Relationship: Casting Dir. (4.0)

The middle is what matters the most.

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85. Relationship: Director-TV

They are inactive or buried!

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86. Relationship: Director-Film

Always looking at vision and art!

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88. Relationship: Producer-Film

Mostly money but many hats.

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89. Relationship: Writer

Isn’t everyone a writer, or are they?

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90. Relationship: Executives

They’re still corporate!

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91. Relationship: Celebrity

What do you expect from them?

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92. Relationship: Photographer

Brief, but REALLY important!

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93. Relationship: Teacher (1.0)

You sure they’re a teacher?

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95. Relationship: Class

All groups have their pitfalls.

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96. Relationship: Theatre

Just be clear why not just cuz...

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97. Relationship: Self-Produced

Why makes all the difference!

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98. Relationship: Actors

Perhaps you should watch “Mean Girls” again?

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99. Relationship: Job

Bankable or brain drain? It matters.

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100. Relationship: Dwelling

Did you sigh or smile just before arriving?

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