Kahnversations Podcast (Arts and Entertainment)

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Timothy Davis.

Timothy Davis is an actor & writer probably best known as Chef Ryan on the hit showtime series, BILLIONS. he is the lead of the upcoming independent film DOE, also starring oscar-winner mira sorvino and Tatyana Ali from FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR

He made his professional television debut as many new york actors do: getting shot in the face on LAW AND ORDER, in his case special victims unit, and made his professional film debut in Steven Soderbergh’s THE GIRLFRIEND EXPERIENCE

He’s been a student at Lesly Kahn’s for over six years and a teacher here for way less than that, he’s a lifetime member of the actors studio and a black belt in Brazilian jiu jitsu.

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Tim_Davis.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 7:05pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor
Angelique Cabral!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Angelique Cabral.

Angelique Cabral currently stars as ‘Colleen’ on CBS’ hit comedy LIFE IN PIECES. She is currently out in the indie film ALL ABOUT NINA, written and directed by Eva Vives. Cabral co-starred in Zoe Lister-Jones’ comedy, BAND AID, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.  

Cabral graduated from high school as Valedictorian, summa cum laude and was recruited to Indiana University with a prestigious academic Wells Scholarship. While there, she double majored in French and Musical Theater, studied abroad for a semester in London, attending the British American Dramatic Academy, and then lived in Paris for a summer where she attended IES (Institute of European Studies) school.  After graduation she moved to New York City in 2001, where she pursued her dream of becoming an actress. 

On television, she starred as the female lead in the comedy series ENLISTED and had a recurring role on DON'T TRUST THE B IN APARTMENT 23. Additional television credits include GREY'S ANATOMY, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, TRANSPARENT, THE ODD COUPLE, NCIS: LOS ANGELES, TWO AND A HALF MEN, CRIMINAL MINDS, CHICAGO P.D., BACKSTROM, STATE OF AFFAIRS  and BAD JUDGE.

Her feature film credits include FRIENDS WITH BENEFITS and a role in the independent feature THE PERFECT FAMILY, opposite Emily Deschanel. The film debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival and screened as the main attraction at Outfest in 2011.

Her stage credits include the Off-Broadway shows TAPE, JESSE GARON LIVES, and RUBIROSA.

Cabral was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in Carmel Valley, California. She considers herself an “ethnically ambiguous mutt,” with a mix of English/French on her mother’s side, and Hispanic/Native American on her father’s side.  She is certified as a Teaching Artist under The American Place Theater, and has worked in public schools teaching at-risk youth about books and plays and how to express themselves. Also, Angelique is quite the “Yogi” and is a certified Kundalini yoga teacher.

Follow her on Twitter @angeliquecabral.

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Angelique_Cabral.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:01pm EST


In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Lisa Linke.

Lisa Linke is a Midwesterner to the core, she will pick up litter wherever she goes, delivers casseroles after births and funerals, and already loves your pets.

An improv veteran, she moved to Los Angeles from Chicago, five and a half years ago and hit the ground running at Lesly Kahn & Co. In the last sixteen months, she has shot costars and guest stars in LOVE on Netflix, THIS IS US, MODERN FAMILY, Disney’s BUNK’D, TEACHERS, GREY’S ANATOMY, FOR THE PEOPLE and upcoming projects for Apple TV and Hulu. 

She currently teaches a Comedy Intensive at Lesly Kahn & Co. and co-teaches an ongoing class with the delightful, dreamy, hilarious Tiffany Elle. 

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Lisa_Linke.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 3:57pm EST

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Olivia Applegate.

Olivia Applegate is an actor multi-hyphenate based in Los Angeles. Originally from Austin, TX, Olivia got her start when she landed a role in Terrence Malick’s feature, SONG TO SONG, alongside heavy hitters such as Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara She continued as an Indie Darling, starring in several critically acclaimed features including KRISHA, which won the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at SXSW and was an official selection at the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. Her indie film success combined with her star turn singing on NBC’s AMERICA'S GOT TALENT, garnered her representation in LA. Since moving West, Olivia has booked roles on NBC’s REVOLUTION, Fox’s THE GIFTED and the upcoming shows EUPHORIA, for HBO starring Zendaya, and Bravo’s limited series, DIRTY JOHN, starring Connie Britton and Eric Bana. She’s also the lead in streaming site Passionflix’s new series, DRIVEN, acting opposite fellow Kahn student, Casey Deidrick. Olivia enjoys working behind the camera as a writer, producer and director as well. Her most recent collaboration, PINK LEMONADE, is on the festival circuit this year. When Olivia isn’t acting, she loves performing as a singer and cellist and has even helped compose and perform songs for several of her film projects. She also loves cooking (AKA throwing random ingredients in a pan and hoping for the best).

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Olivia_Applegate.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Madeline Zima.

Madeline Zima is a filmmaker and actress with over three decades of experience in the film and television industry. Her first short film, WARM HUMAN MAGIC, premiered this year at Dances With Films, and was also programmed at the Female Eye Film Fest and the Madrid International Film Festival, where it was nominated for Best New Filmmaker and Best Actress. As an actress, Madeline was recently hand-picked by David Lynch for Showtime's TWIN PEAKS reboot and was a series regular on CALIFORNICATION (SHOWTIME). Madeline, a former child actor, made her debut in the film THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE as well as the 90's sitcom THE NANNY (CBS). She's recurred and guest starred on dozens of TV shows, most notably HEROES (NBC), THE VAMPIRE DIARIES (CW), Amazon's BETAS, GREY'S ANATOMY (ABC), and ROYAL PAINS (USA). Her favorite film role was starring in MY OWN LOVE SONG alongside Renée Zellwegger and Forrest Whitaker in Oliver Dahan's follow up to his Oscar winning film LA VIE EN ROSE.

Madeline regularly performs onstage in the UCB My Diary Show as well as charitable outreach performances to raise money for the housing crisis in Los Angeles. A native of Los Angeles, Madeline has grown up on film sets and is currently developing a TV show with her two sisters, who are also actresses and screenwriters, Yvonne Zima and Vanessa Zima.

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Madeline_Zima.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 8:06pm EST

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Neil Flynn.

Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor, comedian and voice actor. He is best known for his role as Mike Heck in the ABC comedy series, THE MIDDLE (2009–2018).

Flynn has had notable appearances in many prolific television programs, such as THAT '70s SHOW, SEINFELD, CSI and SMALLVILLE and the television films, IT'S A VERY MERRY MUPPET CHRISTMAS MOVIE and WAKE UP, RON BURGUNDY: THE LOST MOVIE.

His film career includes performances in THE FUGITIVE, HOME ALONE 3, MEAN GIRLS, INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL and THE RESURRECTION OF GAVIN STONE.

Flynn's credits also extend to voice-acting work with roles in movies including CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS, prime-time TV shows KING OF THE HILL, BOB'S BURGERS, BUZZ LIGHTYEAR OF STAR COMMAND and CLONE HIGH.

In 2015, he joined The CW's ARROWVERSE with a starring role in the DC web series VIXEN (2015–present). He is also set to appear alongside Natalie Morales in the NBC sitcom ABBY'S in 2019.

 

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There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Neil_Flynn.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:50pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Benjamin Schrader!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Benjamin Schrader.

A Seattle native, Benjamin attended Cornish College of the Arts and began his professional acting career at The Village Theatre and Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. In New York, he was part of the original 2007 workshopping team for Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s Broadway mega-hit THE BOOK OF MORMON, and went on to be a member of the original TONY winning Broadway cast. Benjamin received a Grammy nod for THE BOOK OF MORMON Grammy Award-winning cast album.

Schrader also starred on Broadway in AVENUE Q, the 2009 revival of RAGTIME, the 2004 Broadway revival of Deaf West’s BIG RIVER, and was instrumental in the development of the character Gabe in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL. In 2013, Benjamin toured the country with the TONY Award-winning Broadway production of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER, directed by the legendary actor/director Roger Rees. In Los Angeles, Benjamin recently won the Stage Scene LA award for the role of Freddy in Musical Theatre West’s DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS.

Other recent highlights include the Walt Disney Academy Award-winning animated feature FROZEN, where he can be heard as Brother Troll, and appearances on television in HBO’s TRUE DETECTIVE and ABC’s REVENGE, among many others. 

For three years, Benjamin served as the Executive Producer and Host of THE STAGE DOOR SUPPER CLUB, a nationally broadcast in-depth Broadway educational series for the “On Broadway” channel on SiriusXM Satellite Radio. 

Benjamin is a prolific director having helmed PETER AND THE STARCATCHER for Raw Sills Productions at the Whitmore-Lindley, and the SiriusXM concert series at Rockwell Table and Stage. He is also a headlining magician at the world famous Magic Castle in Los Angeles, where he recently completed his one man magic play LESSONS IN DISHONESTY by magic legend Jim Steinmeyer. He also freelances as a director for other professional magicians.

Outside of performing, for the past few years Benjamin has been a creative consultant for various high end bars and speakeasies in California. He designed the tiki cocktail program for Clifton’s Pacific Seas Room in downtown LA, Encino’s famed Sushi|Bar for celeb chef Philip Frankland Lee, and most recently he designed Magic|Bar, San Fernando Valley’s only magic and cocktail saloon. 

Benjamin lives in Los Angeles.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

 

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Benjamin_Schrader.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:06pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Jolie Jenkins!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Jolie Jenkins. Jolie currently stars in the new Netflix multi-camera comedy ALEXA & KATIE, premiering in early 2018. Her most recent credits also include a recurring role on Netflix’s ONE DAY AT A TIME, and as many commercials as she is lucky enough to book. Jenkins grew up singing and dancing in Boulder, Colorado and San Diego, California before attending Occidental College. She then headed to New York, performing on Broadway in THE WHO’S TOMMY, and in numerous Off-Broadway and Regional theatre productions, including THE FANTASTICKS at the original Sullivan Street Playhouse, and at Ford’s Theatre in Washington D.C. She made the move to Los Angeles, and has been busy working in television ever since. Her 20 years of credits include 2 BROKE GIRLS, LIV AND MADDIE, HOUSE OF LIES, DEVIOUS MAIDS, PRIVATE PRACTICE, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, PSYCH, SHASTA MCNASTY, THE WEST WING, THE X-FILES, CSI:MIAMI, GOOD MORNING MIAMI, and a bunch of other shows that do not feature ‘Miami' in the title. She wishes she could name all the shows and roles she *almost* got because that should count for something, right? When not acting, Jolie writes a blog called Joeycake, a chronicle of her adventures in food, motherhood, and being an actor in the ridiculous city of Los Angeles. Many of her (mostly) comedic essays have also been published in The Huffington Post. Jolie has been a proud senior faculty member of Lesly Kahn & Company for more than a decade. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 3-year-old son. You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: jolie_jenkins.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 12:40pm EST

 

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Alanna Ubach!

 

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Alanna Ubach.

Alanna Noël Ubach was born in Downey, California, USA and is of Puerto Rican and Mexican decent. A chameleon-like actress and voice over talent, she is best known for her roles in MEET THE FOCKERS, RANGO, the Peabody Award- winning MEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, HUNG, LEGALLY BLONDE, WAITING, and her portrayal of Jo Frumpkis in Bravo's first scripted series,  GIRLFRIENDS' GUIDE TO DIVORCE. She was recently seen in the Netflix film TO THE BONE, alongside Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves, and has a voiceover role in Pixar's upcoming COCO. She has voiced several cartoon roles on series such as EL TIGRE, WELCOME TO THE WAYNE, TEAMO SUPREMO and HANDY MANDY!  

Ubach is hardly recognizable from one character to the next, leveraging her broad width of versatility on stage, screen, and animation. She began acting professionally at the age of five. Quoted as "an exceptionally talented and protean actress" by The New York Times and Variety, Ubach made her Off-Broadway debut at the age of fifteen in CLUB SODA. She later starred in KINDERTRANSPORT at the Manhattan Theater Club and PATRIOTIC BITCH, a one woman show at New York's Harold Clurman Theater.

Alanna resides in Los Angeles with her husband, Thomas Russo.

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Alanna_Ubach.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Writer/Comedian Dani Fernandez!

In this episode of "Kahnversations," we interview Dani Fernandez.

Dani is a writer, comedian, and host whose work can be seen on Fullscreen, New Form, HyperRPG, Valiant Digital Comics, Epic Meal Time, Geek & Sundry, Funimation, Sourcefed, Screen Junkies, Cracked.com, and VH1. She has written and performed at Tournament of Nerds at the Upright Citizens Brigade, Cracked.com LIVE, The Comedy Store’s ROAST BATTLE and THE HISTORICAL ROAST at Meltdown. Dani has also been a panelist and moderator discussing the importance of diversity in television & film at San Diego Comic Con, WonderCon, and Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. She is currently in a serious relationship with her dog. Wait, that sounds weird. 

You can download or subscribe to the podcast for FREE by clicking below. If you like “Kahnversations,” please leave a rating or review on our iTunes page!  

There are so many inspiring podcasts with fabulous stars out there. But their careers feel light years away from ours, don’t they? 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 Brentwood? 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.

Direct download: Dani_Fernandez.mp3
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:57pm EST