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Listen to SnowFall star, Angela Lewis talk about working with April on pulling together her artistic brand as Actor/Writer/Producer and Change Agent: Part I
Moving to LA with a Plan for Stardom, Not a Plan for Waiting Tables
I am so damn proud of Angela Lewis right now that I could scream. I've known her for so long that it becomes difficult to remember when we first met.
But I do remember when we first worked together. She starred in my play _Good Bread Alley_ in the workshop at New York Stage & Film and again at New York Theatre Workshop. It was during that time, that I learned about her work ethic and grace as an actor.
She had accrued a hefty list of theatre credits and the time was ripe to move to LA and begin a TV & Film career. It's all about timing and business strategy when it comes to making that sort of decision.
**Let me repeat, moving to LA and actually having career is not random.
It does not happen because "it's not working out here" or "you need a change." It happens when actors are strategic about
- when to move,
- have built a reputation in NYC and
- have credits to match it - and have a L.A. team in place with a strategy ready to work their asses off to build on that NYC reputation to get you in the right offices, doors, meetings and lunches.**
(The 'cause u feel like it' choice is an effective way to end up waiting tables, not becoming a super star.
_I pull no punches with peoples delusions. I believe in actors winning, not just wandering around talking about it_._
Meanwhile, back at the ranch.
Right around this time, Angela contacted me about coaching. And in our conversations and classes, it became clear that the conversation about emotional type, LA representation and how to position herself were the top priorities.
So, over the course of a year of classes, private coaching and late night epic emails, we figured out a process to jumpstart Angela's TV & Film career.
After watching the video, email me and let's talk about working together!
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April Yvette Thompson