FULL STREAM AHEAD: Overcoming Career Sabotage

Event Type:LifeRaft
Title:FULL STREAM AHEAD: Overcoming Career Sabotage
Learn how to get out of your own way by dissolving career sabotage once and for all.
Date:Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Time:6-8pm PACIFIC TIME (Check-in 5:00-5:45pm)

SAG Foundation Actors Center
5757 Wilshire Blvd-Mezzanine Level
Los Angeles, CA 90036
(Parking Validation Available)

This event is also available LIVE ONLINE here.  During the event, you can email questions to the moderator  here or tweet to #LRLS.  NO RSVP REQUIRED FOR ONLINE GUESTS.

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Robert & Michelle Colt directly point out how to get out of your own way.  They are leading experts in how the process of creativity, your brain/nervous system, and your subconscious processes operate on their deepest levels. They effortlessly combine quantum physics and neuroscience with profound and greatly misunderstood wisdom from the East to bring you groundbreaking insights they call Acting Success Now.   Join their stellar panel of industry professionals as they pin point how actors sabotage themselves and what can be done about it!  www.actingsuccessnow.com


Robert Wisdom

A fantastic actor with a profound knowing of how actors get in their own way. Robert portrayed the pivotal character Lechero, a "Kingpin" and prisoner in Fox's Prison Break. He also starred on HBO’s critically acclaimed series, The Wire, for three seasons as Major Howard Bunny Colvin, a high-ranking cop determined to give his career meaning as he nears retirement. Wisdom recently appeared in The Hawk is Dying at the Sundance Film Festival, with Paul Giamatti, Michelle Williams and Michael Pitt. In addition he had a pivotal role in the Oscar-Award winning film Ray starring Jamie Foxx.

Wisdom's rich versatility stands out in such film performances as Freedom Writers with Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey, Storytelling opposite Selma Blair, Duplex opposite Drew Barrymore and Ben Stiller, Barbershop 2: Back in Business with Cedric the Entertainer, and The Forgotten starring Julianne Moore. In addition, Wisdom appeared in the independent feature, Coastlines, directed by Victor Nunez. To shape his character for director Michael Radford’s Dancing At The Blue Iguana (an “improvised film”) Wisdom spent five months doing improvisation work.  The film co-starred Daryl Hannah and Jennifer Tilly.

Wisdom landed his first major studio film as John Travolta’s entrusted FBI Partner in Face/Off.  He followed this up with Mighty Joe Young, co-starring a young Charlize Theron, and director Kurt Voss’ underground hit, The Heist.

Wisdom’s success also includes starring in the critically acclaimed television series Cracker, opposite Robert Pastorelli.  Other television credits include the telefilms If These Walls Could Talk with Demi Moore and Sahara.  His guest appearances include ER, NYPD Blue, Dharma and Greg, Judging Amy, and Boomtown.

Susan Malerstein-Watkins

Script Supervisor on award winning films PLATOON, BORN ON THE FOUTH OF JULY, FORREST GUMP, THE GREEN MILE, and JFK.

Susan brings a perspective on career sabotage that few actors are ever fortunate to learn. From the moment an actor arrives on set, and throughout the entire filming process, Susan knows exactly what moves an actor forward to success or drops them into the distant, and often forgotten background.

“Susan Watkins’ vast experience and wealth of film making knowledge brings to her work the necessary information all actors need to learn to perform at their very best on a film set. I’ve seen her in the trenches and there’s no one better equipped to teach what it really takes to work on top tier films.”

- Captain Dale A. Dye, USMC (Ret)



Tim Phillips

A-List Audition Specialist and Acting Coach

"The difference between acting in class and acting in the real world is working with Tim Phillips"

- Richard Schiff - Emmy Award winner for West Wing

Tim Phillips is an extraordinary teacher of the RARE Art of Auditioning, and his pioneering approach of “Sherlock Holmseing the Text” has blasted open the booking rates for actors from New York City to Hollywood.

"My confidence, my grounding, and my bookings went up literally 300%-400%after working with Tim. I literally went five months and booked every job. And…I was turning down jobs. Tim's definitely a master"

- Robert Wisdom-Prison Break, The Wire, Face Off, Ray

A great deal of an actor's career-sabotage happens during the auditioning process. Tim's understanding of the crucial mistakes actors make at auditions isbeyond eye opening. You won't want to miss a moment of this genius's insights!