In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Gloria Calderon Kellett. Gloria is a writer and producer (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, RULES OF ENGAGEMENT, DEVIOUS MAIDS, MIXOLOGY, IZOMBIE), actress, and mother of two. She drinks a lot of coffee. She can next be seen this summer as a drunk narrator on DRUNK HISTORY and as a mom on the new ABC sitcom THE REAL O'NEILL'S. On stage you can see her in the popular annual benefit Snapshots (July 24-26, July 31-Aug 2 @ The Stella Adler Theatre (www.snapshotsbenefit.com) and in New York at the Samuel French Off Off Broadway Festival on August 7th at 8pm (http://oob.samuelfrench.com/index.php/schedule/).
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So many inspiring podcasts out there allow us to hear all about how well-established stars got to where they are today. But those actors are so faaaaaaar away from where so many of us are today! Wouldn’t it be great to hear from the guy who just booked his first pilot? Or the kid finally doing a studio pic after a bunch of low budget indies? Or the woman who’s been a series regular a few times but is only now becoming a name? What about the guy who’s been on a show for years and you know his face but what’shisnameagain? Or that actress who is now a freakin’ showrunner???? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills?
We’re producing “Kahnversations,” a podcast that provides access to THOSE people -- your immediate predecessors -- so that you can learn from them while their battle scars are still fresh.
In “Kahnversations,” our own Ryan Bailey interviews some of Lesly Kahn & Company’s working actors, directors, and writers in order to learn how they got started in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds. (They also dish out some crazy stories!) Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their paths, processes, and experiences. You might even hear a bit about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers.