Mentors on the Mic: Your guide to pursuing a career in the Entertainment industry

By Michelle Simone Miller

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Join actress and host Michelle Simone Miller and hear from the most interesting people in Entertainment, as well as the inside scoop on all of your favorite films and TV shows. Each week Michelle talks to Directors, Producers, Network Execs, Actors and more, to learn how they started, how they moved up, and any tips they've learned along the way. Mentors on the Mic is the place to find Mentorship without having to ask for it. Support this podcast:

Episode Date
Becoming... Casting Director Susanne Scheel ("Past Lives," "The Wife")
Jul 08, 2024
TRIBECA: LIVE on the Red Carpet with Mark Duplass ("The Morning Show"), Ora Duplass, & Director/Actress Katie Aselton
Jul 05, 2024
Becoming... Senior Editor at Skyhorse Publishing Nicole Frail
Jul 01, 2024
Becoming... Senior Literary Agent at Transatlantic Agency Timothy Travaglini
Jul 01, 2024
TRIBECA: Tim Blake Nelson, Andrew Liner and Vincent Grashaw for "BANG BANG"
Jun 28, 2024
TRIBECA: Lisa Edelstein and Gina Torres discuss "THE EVERYTHING POT"
Jun 17, 2024
TRIBECA: FREE RESOURCES, PROGRAMS & AWARDS FOR FILMMAKERS with Director of Artist Programs at Tribeca Studios Bryce Norbitz
Jun 07, 2024
NYWIFT Muse Awards RED CARPET: Kyra Sedgwick, Alex Borstein, Tantoo Cardinal & more
Apr 02, 2024
The Do’s and Don’ts of PITCHING YOUR FILM with Hollywood Producer Carol Baum
Nov 17, 2023
Excerpt from ⁠⁠⁠Creative Producing: a Pitch-to-Picture Guide to Movie Development⁠⁠⁠⁠ by Carol Baum
Nov 10, 2023
Mini-Series: Social Media Insights: Q&A Session with Expert Heidi Dean on Content, Branding, Analytics, and Networking (Part 4/4)
Sep 01, 2023
Mini-Series: Mastering Instagram Highlights: 3 Expert Tips with Social Media Strategist for Actors Heidi Dean (Part 3/4)
Aug 24, 2023
Mini Series: Ready to Go Viral? Discover 3 Power Plays with Heidi Dean, Social Media Strategist for Actors (Part 2/4)
Aug 18, 2023
Becoming... Executive Producer, Co-Creator and Host Keltie Knight ("SUPERFAN" on CBS; "Lady Gang")
Aug 14, 2023
Mini-Series: Strategize Your Social Media during SAG-AFTRA Strike: 3 Tips for Actors from Heidi Dean, Social Media Strategist (Part 1/4)
Aug 11, 2023
Becoming... Series Regular Melissa Navia (Star Trek: Strange New Worlds on Paramount+) Season Finale
Jul 10, 2023
Becoming... Emmy-winning Producer and Director Michael Indjeian (Worked on: "Follow Her," "The Good Half" starring Nick Jonas, David Arquette, and Brittany Snow)
Jul 03, 2023
Becoming... Award-winning Producers, Writers and Actors Fiona and Sophia Robert (Feature films: "The Country Club," "A View of the World from Fifth Avenue")
Jun 26, 2023
From Idea to Screen: 6 Tips to Successfully Write and Produce a Feature Film with the Robert Sisters
Jun 23, 2023
Becoming... Talent Manager Ingrid French (Insider Tips and Industry Insights)
Jun 19, 2023
Becoming... Legendary Acting Coach Bob Krakower
Jun 05, 2023
Becoming... Series Regular & Indie filmmaker Izzy Stevens (Netflix, ABC, Cannes Diversity, Hollyshorts, Cinema Australia)
May 22, 2023
Becoming... Showrunner and Screenwriter Hank Steinberg (ABC's "For Life", "Without a Trace", ABC's "Nine," TNT's "The Last Ship," Upcoming show: "Doc")
May 15, 2023
Becoming... Producer & Post Production Supervisor Leslie Converse ("Marriage Story," "Hillbilly Elegy," "Stepford Wives," "White Noise")
May 08, 2023
3 Actionable tips to starting your PR strategy before getting a publicist
May 05, 2023
Becoming... Actress and viral Content Creator Courtney Michelle Dlugos (450k on TikTok w/ 20 mill likes)
May 01, 2023
Becoming... Showrunner Marta Kauffman - FRIENDS, GRACE & FRANKIE, Actor Advice, Improv on Set, Pitching Tips, and more (Repost)
Apr 24, 2023
Becoming Actor and Tony-nominated Broadway Producer Lamar Richardson ("DEATH OF A SALESMAN," "NEW YORK, NEW YORK")
Apr 17, 2023
3 Tips for Building your Audience and Creating your Content Strategy with PR Expert Aliza Licht (BONUS)
Apr 14, 2023
Becoming Casting Director Erica Hart ("THAT DAMN MICHAEL CHE," "GODFATHER OF HARLEM," "THE BOLD TYPE")
Apr 10, 2023
100th Episode - Becoming VP of Content Analysis in Lionsgate's Motion Picture Group Shaurya Nanavati
Apr 03, 2023
The Brand of You: Rooting Identity in Who you are and not what you do with Kara Barnett (Senior Creative at Apple TV+)
Mar 31, 2023
Becoming... Director of Audience Development at iHeartMedia Amber Smith (Custom Podcasts)
Mar 27, 2023
Becoming... Hollywood's Spiritual Teacher Todd Savvas (Extra TV, The Morning show, KTLA, Good Day LA)
Mar 20, 2023
Becoming... Casting Director Maribeth Fox at Laura Rosenthal Casting ("Mildred Pierce," "A Quiet Place," "Murder Mystery 2," "The Kids are Alright")
Mar 13, 2023
Self Tape Controversy & tips from Top CASTING DIRECTORS Part 2 (BONUS)
Mar 10, 2023
Becoming... Emmy winning Executive Producer Eric Tuchman ("The Handmaid's Tale," "Anastasia," "Kyle XY," "Eureka")
Mar 06, 2023
Becoming... Film Producer Gaylyn Fraiche and former VP of Film & TV of Hello Sunshine ("Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2," "Cheetah Girls 2")
Feb 27, 2023
Becoming... CEO of Samuel Goldwyn Films Ben Feingold
Feb 20, 2023
How Random Acts of Kindness day is your BEST Networking strategy
Feb 16, 2023
Becoming... Oscar Nominated Writer and Director Debra Granik ("Winter's Bone," "Leave No Trace," "Down to the Bone")
Feb 13, 2023
Mini-Series: Making Atomic Habits SATISFYING with Guest host Kate Bone (part 5/5)
Feb 03, 2023
Mini-Series: Making Atomic Habits EASY with Guest host Kate Bone (part 4/5)
Jan 27, 2023
Mini-Series: Making Atomic Habits ATTRACTIVE with Guest host Kate Bone (part 3/5)
Jan 20, 2023
Mini-Series: Making Atomic Habits OBVIOUS with Guest host Kate Bone (part 2/5)
Jan 13, 2023
Mini-Series: Creating Atomic Habits with Guest host Kate Bone (part 1)
Jan 06, 2023
Becoming... Actress and Series Regular Madison Shamoun ("The Lake," "Blackish," "#blackAF")
Jul 01, 2022
4 Tips to Deal with Rejection (BONUS)
May 13, 2022
Becoming... Actor and Series Regular Larry Saperstein ("Big Red" in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series)
May 09, 2022
3 Tips to Calm your Nerves (before an audition or presentation - BONUS)
May 06, 2022
Becoming... Casting Associate Allison Kirschner at Gayle Keller Casting (Crashing, The King of Staten Island, The Big Sick)
May 02, 2022
6 Memory Tips and Tricks (BONUS)
Apr 29, 2022
Becoming... Primetime Network Television Director Bethany Rooney (Chicago PD, Law & Order, Bull, The Blacklist)
Apr 25, 2022
That time I was fired by my Headshot Photographer (BONUS STORY)
Apr 22, 2022
Becoming... The Celebrity Memoir Book Club podcast (with 315k Tik Tok followers, Merch, Patreon, and live shows)
Apr 18, 2022
10 Tips to Achieve "On Camera Presence" or How to Look and Feel Your Best On Camera (BONUS)
Apr 15, 2022
Becoming... Executive Vice President at Maven Screen Media Jenny Halper ("The Kindergarten Teacher," "A Mouthful of Air")
Apr 11, 2022
COMMUNICATION TIPS - How To Deepen your Relationships with Active Listening using RASA
Apr 08, 2022
Becoming... 2022 ALBUM OF THE YEAR Grammy winning Autumn Rowe (Jon Batiste, Diana Ross, Dua Lipa, Fifth Harmony)
Apr 04, 2022
'Stories from the Vault' with Mentors Marta Kauffman ("Friends") and Brian Volk-Weiss ("Movies That Made Us") BONUS
Apr 01, 2022
Becoming... Actress, Filmmaker, and Coach Chantal Maurice ("Greys Anatomy," "Queen Sugar," "The Blacklist," "Blue Bloods")
Mar 28, 2022
Actors: How to Write your Dream Role with Emily Grace (BONUS)
Mar 25, 2022
Becoming… TV & Film Producer Michael Harrop ("Billions" "A Mouthful of Air")
Mar 21, 2022
What is NYWIFT and how can it be a resource for YOU? (BONUS)
Mar 18, 2022
Becoming… International Bestselling Author Jenny Hale (Hallmark’s ‘Coming Home for Christmas’ and ‘Christmas Wishes and Mistletoe Kisses’)
Mar 14, 2022
Tips for Actors by Top Casting Director Mentors (BONUS)
Mar 11, 2022
Becoming... Film & TV Producer, Director and CEO Brian Volk Weiss ("Films That Made Us," "Down to Earth w/ Zac Efron")
Mar 07, 2022
Are Directors and Producers involved in casting episodic TV or Pilots? (With Jason Ensler)
Mar 04, 2022
Becoming... Screenwriter Karen McCullah ("Legally Blonde," "10 Things I Hate About You," "She's the Man")
Feb 28, 2022
5 Tips that Will Make You a Better Storyteller (BONUS)
Feb 25, 2022
Becoming... Music Manager and CEO of Milk & Honey Music + Sports + Ventures Lucas Keller
Feb 21, 2022
Becoming... Bestselling Author, Brand Marketer, and CEO of Leave Your Mark Aliza Licht
Feb 14, 2022
Director/Executive Producer Jason Ensler on Advice for GUEST STARS (LOVE VICTOR on HULU)
Feb 11, 2022
Becoming... Warner Music Asia's Head of K-pop and J-pop Shin Cho
Feb 07, 2022
Director/Executive Producer Jason Ensler on Social Media for Actors (Bonus Series)
Feb 04, 2022
Becoming... Emmy winning Casting Director Julie Tucker "The Equalizer," "The Affair," "The Americans"
Jan 31, 2022
3 Ways you can CREATE YOUR OWN WORK from top Mentors (BONUS)
Jan 28, 2022
Becoming... Film/TV Director Rosemary Rodriguez "The Walking Dead" "Law & Order SVU" "Acts of Worship"
Jan 24, 2022
TOP Entertainment News in only 5 Minutes (BONUS)
Jan 21, 2022
Becoming... Showrunner/Writer Marshall Herskovitz "Blood Diamond" "The Last Samurai""My So Called Life"
Jan 17, 2022
Self Tape Tips for Actors from the Top Casting Directors (BONUS)
Jan 14, 2022
Becoming... Writer/ Director Amy Koppelman ("A Mouthful of Air" starring Amanda Seyfried)
Jan 10, 2022
Becoming... TV/Film Actor and Director Tony Goldwyn "Scandal," "King Richard"
Jan 10, 2022
Definitions of Success from Top Mentors - Part 4 (with Tony Goldwyn and Julie Tucker)
Dec 24, 2021
Definitions of Success from Top Mentors - Part 3
Dec 17, 2021
Definitions of Success from Top Mentors - Part 2
Dec 10, 2021
Definitions of Success from Top Mentors - Part 1
Dec 03, 2021
Sneak Peek featuring TV/Film Actor Tony Goldwyn
Nov 29, 2021
Becoming... President of Production and Development Andrew Calof
Jun 14, 2021
Becoming... 5x Emmy Winning Producer and Director Rob Burnett
Jun 07, 2021
Becoming... Showrunner of Friends and Grace & Frankie Marta Kauffman
May 31, 2021
Tips and Tricks from Entertainment Career Coach Carole Kirschner
May 28, 2021
Becoming... Creative Director at Netflix's Strong Black Lead Kara Barnett
May 24, 2021
Becoming... Showrunner of the CW series Pandora Mark A. Altman
May 17, 2021
Becoming... Television Writer and Award-Winning Filmmaker Felicia Pride
May 10, 2021
Becoming... Grammy winning Producer Sandy Vee
May 03, 2021
Becoming... Producer of South by Southwest Critic's Pick and Director Winter Dunn
Apr 26, 2021
Becoming... Music Executive, Entrepreneur & Manager of Legends Bob Ellis
Apr 19, 2021
Becoming... VP at Disney Television Animation of Current Series & Diversity Jay Francis
Apr 12, 2021
Becoming... Casting Director for Chicago Fire, Med, and PD Jenny Ravitz
Apr 05, 2021
Becoming... Billboard charting vocalist, Actor and Viral sensation Chris Mann
Mar 29, 2021
Becoming... Producer and Award Winning Creative Director Jill Hoppenheim
Mar 22, 2021
Becoming... Actor and Director Ben Giroux (with 4.5 million Tik Tok followers)
Mar 15, 2021
Becoming... Emmy winning Casting Director Julie Schubert "Luke Cage," "Manifest," "House of Cards," "The Departed," "The Devil Wears Prada"
Mar 08, 2021
Becoming... Emmy nominated Composer/Musician Beau Black
Mar 01, 2021
The Importance of Mastermind Groups
Feb 25, 2021
4 Tips on How to get a Mentor
Jan 14, 2021
How to become a DIRECTOR (and other lessons from Season 1 Directors)
Dec 28, 2020
Get to know your Host Michelle Miller
Dec 14, 2020
Linda Mendoza - From page to Comedy TV/Film Director of Scrubs, The Good Place, and more
Dec 07, 2020
Scott Feinberg - From Oscars blogger to The Hollywood Reporter Awards Columnist & Host
Nov 30, 2020
Naz Perez - From The Ellen Show to E! Correspondent and Rotten Tomatoes and Dodgers TV Host
Nov 23, 2020
David Grae - From Spec Scripts to Executive Producer of Madam Secretary
Nov 16, 2020
Erika Karnell - From PR Temp to Legit Agent at BRS/GAGE Talent Agency
Nov 09, 2020
Jason Ensler - From PSAs to Executive Producer/Director of HULU's "Love, Victor"
Nov 02, 2020
Elizabeth Van Metre - From In Touch Weekly Intern to Reporter/Fill-In Anchor on Channel 13
Oct 26, 2020
Damon Lee - From unpaid assistant to Award Winning Producer & CEO of Deacon Media
Oct 19, 2020
Jonathan Mason - From News Assistant to Legit Agent at Don Buchwald & Associates
Oct 12, 2020
Kim Graham - From Opera Singer to Casting Associate for SHOWTIME's Homeland
Oct 05, 2020
Matt Witten - From writing poems to Playwright, Novelist and Television Writer
Sep 28, 2020
Ron West - From the Mailroom at ICM to Hollywood Manager and Producer
Sep 21, 2020
Kristin Hanggi - From playing pretend to Film, TV, & Tony Nominated Director of Rock of Ages
Sep 14, 2020
Serena Kerrigan - From Nickelodeon Voiceover Actress to SFK, The Queen of Confidence
Sep 07, 2020
Arun Narayanan - From Intern at Sony to Editorial Analyst at Netflix
Aug 31, 2020
Adina Pitt - From HBO Temp to Vice President at Cartoon Network
Aug 24, 2020
David Pepose - From Temp to Ringo award-winning Graphic Novelist
Aug 17, 2020
Kerri Berney - From Literary Agent's Assistant to NBC Director of Strategic Research
Aug 10, 2020
Michael Pitt - From Production Assistant To Production Manager of Ocean's 8 and The Punisher
Aug 03, 2020
Jacks and Shawl - From passion project to the official Hallmark Channels' Podcast
Jul 27, 2020
Stan Brooks - From the Mailroom to Hollywood Producer & Director
Jul 20, 2020
Introducing Mentors on the Mic
Jul 15, 2020