Acting As A Business with Brian O'Neil

Introduction 

Thank you for your interest in Acting As a Business.  After ten years of representing talent for film, television, theater, and commercials, I began teaching actors - in a one-on-one format - self-marketing and career-planning skills. Since that time, over 2000 actors have found quality representation as a result of our session together. Some have since landed leading roles in films (Drive, Robin Hood, American Violet, War of the Worlds, Flight 93, Dumb and Dumberer: The Prequel, Monster's Ball, Girlfight,); become stars of prime-time TV series (The Big Bang Theory, True Blood, Men in Trees, Lipstick Jungle, Bones); guest starred on TV series (Nurse Jackie, Damages, Weeds, Army Wives, Pan Am, 30 Rock, Boardwalk Empire, CSI: Miami, The Closer, The Good Wife, Royal Pains, Blue Bloods, Law & Order:Special Victims Unit, How I Met Your Mother, ER, The Sopranos, Law & Order, Friends, Sex and the City, Six Feet Under, Everybody Loves Raymond, Third Watch, Felicity, Buffy, Witchblade); been cast in long-running contract roles on daytime dramas (All My Children, Guiding Light, As The World Turns, One Life to Live, The Young and the Restless); won Emmys and Golden Globes (The Big Bang Theory), and appeared on Broadway; (Chinglish, American Idiot, Next Fall, Al Pacino's The Merchant of Venice, Robin Williams's Bengal Tiger, Enron,Frost/Nixon, Come Back, Little Sheba, The Homecoming, Coram Boy, Cyrano, Journey's End, The Vertical Hour, Grease, Bombay Dreams, Aida, Death of a Salesman, Footloose, A View From the Bridge, Jesus Christ Superstar, Titanic, Side Show, Steel Pier, The Tempest, Beauty and the Beast, Tommy, On the Waterfront, Les Miz and many more). It has become my life's work to familiarize actors at all levels with the business behind their art. For a sample of clients' responses click on "What They're Saying"...

What They're Saying