Acting As A Business with Brian O'Neil

1-On-1 Consultations

-- Please read INTRODUCTION page before reading the following -- 


In a 1-on-1 career planning session with Brian you will learn:

-How to run your business as an actor

-Website and reel critique/suggestions

-Which agents YOU should target--- and how to get interviews with them

-How to word all your correspondence precisely and professionally with the information that really gets their attention. (Forget the clever gimmicks). In the session, Brian will dictate to you- ver batim- your cover letters

-Exactly how YOU should answer the questions an agent will ask in an interview. Brian will give you a personalized and perfect answer to the dreaded "How do you see yourself?" question-- a critical area in the agent interview that even the most gifted actors fear-- and often mishandle. (See the next item listed!)

-How to know -and articulate- your "type" and "essence" from the industry's point of view
 (See "VIDEO" on this website for a preview !)

-How to close the deal after a good interview with an agent

-How to find out who will be casting what-- and find out if there's a role for you (up to a year in advance!)

-The best ways to get an audition without an agent

-How to make direct contact with writers and directors (and bypass the casting director altogether!). Learn how actors who have worked with Brian--even those with minimal experience and no representation-- are getting auditions directly from writers, directors, and composers including Craig Lucas, Edward Albee, Steven Spielberg, Caryl Churchill, Tony Kushner, Horton Foote, A.R. Gurney, Maria Irene Fornes, Stephen Sondheim and others

-How to revise your resume for maximum effect

-How to audition in an agent or casting director's office

-The best ways to make inroads in the independent film market

 -How to get auditions at the theaters agents really go to by targeting the right person --(it's   neither the casting director nor the artistic director). Maximize your exposure to those who cast for film and television!

-Specifically how and exactly when to follow up on each career strategy outlined


2 HOUR CAREER PLANNING SESSION- $195

The 2-hour session is designed specifically for those who have read Acting As a Business and includes all points listed above.


1 HOUR CAREER CATALYST SESSION- $90 

The 1-hour session is only for those actors who have signed legit agency or management representation. It is not available for free-lancers or commercially signed actors. This session is designed specifically to teach the signed actor how to work better and communicate more effectively with current representation to create career-advancing opportunities.

Both sessions give actors information and personalized career strategies they can implement throughout their entire careers. For those who wish to schedule periodic check-in follow-ups, a one-hour session is available at any time for just $90 but is offered as FOLLOW-UP ONLY.

LATEST SPECIAL OFFER:  IF YOU HAVE AN AGENT MEETING/INTERVIEW PENDING, THIS SPECIAL 1-HOUR "PREP" SESSION WILL GET YOU READY.   (SEE VIDEO FOR A PREVIEW OF ONE SEGMENT OF THE SESSION !! ).      ($90)
BRING YOUR TAPE/DIGITAL RECORDER OR PHONE AND RECORD THE ENTIRE SESSION!

MONOLOGUE SPECIAL:  As one of New York's top monologue coaches, Brian offers a 1-Hour monologue coaching.   Brian will find a monologue just right for you from his files containing over 400 monologues!   $90.

To make an appointment, please click on MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. Once there, please TELEPHONE for an appointment. PLEASE DO NOT E-MAIL regarding an appointment. Thank you.