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AC Interview: Karen Workman, Part 2

Industry expert Karen Workman is the mom of three young actors and the author of Baby Steps to Hollywood. The term “stage mom” sometimes has a negative connotation but Karen single-handedly makes that label synonymous with teacher, student, life coach, cheerleader, adventurer, and fun-loving risk-taker. She wholeheartedly supports her children’s dreams and talents but her main objective is to nurture their health, well-being, and confidence as human beings independent of Hollywood. Karen regularly speaks at industry events and her book Baby Steps is an invaluable resource for parents of aspiring child actors. We were lucky to steal a few minutes from her busy schedule to find out what it takes for child and teen actors to find professional success as well as personal fulfillment in Hollywood.

We continue with the second half of the interview below. Read Part 1 of the interview here.

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Helen: Switching […]

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AC Interview: Karen Workman, Part 1

Industry expert Karen Workman is the mom of three young actors and the author of Baby Steps to Hollywood. The term “stage mom” sometimes has a negative connotation but Karen single-handedly makes that label synonymous with teacher, student, life coach, cheerleader, adventurer, and fun-loving risk-taker. She wholeheartedly supports her children’s dreams and talents but her main objective is to nurture their health, well-being, and confidence as human beings independent of Hollywood. Karen regularly speaks at industry events and her book Baby Steps is an invaluable resource for parents of aspiring child actors. We were lucky to steal a few minutes from her busy schedule to find out what it takes for child and teen actors to find professional success as well as personal fulfillment in Hollywood.

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Helen: Shall we start with your genesis story?

Karen: My husband Pete and I met as students at Victoria University […]

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AC YouTube Channel

Being that our audience is in the moving pictures business, we figured it was high time we got in on the action as well! Our YouTube channel is live so please visit and share with your friends.

First up is our teaser video. In less than two minutes, we show you how easy it is to set up your very own Actors Compass website featuring your headshot, resume, bio, credits, and other essential information in ten minutes!

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AC Interview: Shannon “Max” MacMillan, Part 2

Shannon is a co-founder and the “industry brain” at Actors Compass. With 20+ years of experience in the acting industry and 10+ years as a web developer, she has built, reviewed, and consulted on hundreds of actor sites. The idea for Actors Compass grew out of a business workshop Shannon teaches to graduating acting students at various schools and theaters. A few weeks ago, Helen, also a co-founder and the “all-up-in-your-business brain”, sat down with Shannon to discuss all things Actors Compass.

Helen continues her interview of Shannon below. Read part one of the interview here.

Helen: I’m curious to know a little more about your background as a performer. Can you describe the trajectory of your acting career?

Shannon: I was a professional actor for a little over 20 years, primarily in New York and Los Angeles. I started performing onstage when I was four years old. My older sister […]

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