Kahnversations Podcast (arts and entertainment)

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Todd Stashwick!

 

 

In this special, post Comi-Con installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Todd Stashwick, star of Syfy Channel's 12 MONKEYS. Todd’s first professional dream was realized at a young age when he was hired to tour the country with Chicago’s famous The Second City.

Following productions at The Second City Detroit and The Second City Northwest, Todd moved to New York. There, he formed a company of improvisers and began staging the underground critically acclaimed BURN MANHATTAN all over the city. Other performers often included Kate Walsh and Jeremy Piven.

Work in television and film drew him to Los Angeles where he shot several pilots, series and recurring work. Todd has been seen in such films as the Blumhouse Thriller, MOCKINGBIRD; YOU, ME AND DUPREE; SURFER DUDE; THE AIR I BREATHE; and LIVE!. In addition, he starred in the independent film TO BE FRIENDS, written and directed by Jim Eckhart and produced by Aaron Eckhart, which opened The Boston Film Festival. He will soon be seen in JANE GOT A GUN opposite Natalie Portman and Ewan McGregor.

Most notably, Todd is known for his role as Dale in the FX series THE RICHES opposite Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard. Other favorites include SUPERNATURAL, portraying Bela Lugosi's Dracula, and roles in such shows as GOTHAM (recurring), ORIGINALS (recurring), HEROES (recurring), WEEDS (recurring), TEEN WOLF (recurring), JUSTIFIED (recurring), BURN NOTICE (recurring), as well as comedies like THE EXES, DHARMA AND GREG and WILL AND GRACE. He was excited to be part of the Seinfeld reunion episodes of CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM where he played NBC president Sandy Goodman.

In addition to acting Todd has launched several writing projects over the last few years, including the web-comic strip DEVIL INSIDE (a collaboration with writer/artist Dennis Calero). He also sold and developed a pilot for Syfy that he wrote with Dennis Calero. Realizing another dream, he is currently co-writer on the STAR WARS video game for Visceral games and Electronic Arts, headed by the influential game developer and director, Amy Hennig.

Todd enjoys surfing, is a vicious cinefile and loves to travel. He has a minor obsession with turn of the century Coney Island. A shameless geek, he’s an avid gamer and lover of comic books, sci-fi and horror. His love of improv remains strong and he continues to perform and teach at festivals, both at home and abroad. He lives with his family and too many pets in the Los Angeles area.

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

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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.

 

 

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Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor/Writer/Producer 
Gloria Calderon Kellett!

 

 

In this installation of "Kahnversations," we interview Gloria Calderon Kellett. Gloria is a writer and producer (HOW I MET YOUR MOTHERRULES OF ENGAGEMENTDEVIOUS 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 24-26July 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/).

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

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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.

 

 

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Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 5:34pm EST

Actor Crista Flanagan from MAD TV, HELLO LADIES, MARRY ME, and the upcoming CLIPPED!!!

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Crista Flanagan!

 

 

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. If you like it please rate us or leave a review on Itunes!

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Crista FlanaganCrista was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and earned a Bachelor of Science from The University of Evansville and a Master of Fine Arts from The University of California, Irvine.

Crista made her major television debut when she starred on FOX’s late night sketch show MAD TV as a series regular for five seasons. Crista then joined the cast of MAD MEN for their first three seasons as tractor-riding secretary, Lois Sadler. 

Other notable television credits include HELLO LADIES, MOM, MARRY ME, TROPHY WIFE, 2 BROKE GIRLS, LAST MAN STANDING, and COUGAR TOWN. Crista is currently recurring on TBS’ new comedy, CLIPPED.

For more bio info, pictures and news, visit cristaflanagan.com.  

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

 

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Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:11pm EST

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor 
Eyal Podell!

 

 

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Eyal Podell. Over the past 17 years, Eyal has worked steadily in Hollywood. His credits include more than 50 episodes on prime time television series as a series regular, recurring character, or guest star, and 150 episodes on the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. On the feature side, he's worked with legendary actors and directors, including Al Pacino, Gene Hackman and Michael Mann. In addition to acting, Eyal has just begun gaining momentum as a writer. In 2012 his feature spec "SEUSS", co-authored with writing partner Jonathon E. Stewart, topped the Hollywood Blacklist, leading to jobs at Paramount, Pixar, STX and more. Currently, he is recurring on NCIS: NEW ORLEANS while writing a feature for Paramount Animation.

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

 

 

 

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Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Actor/Comedian Esther Povitsky from PARKS AND RECREATION, KEY & PEELE, and THE NEW GIRL!!!

 

 

 

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Standup Comedian/Actor Esther Povitsky!

 

 

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Esther Povitsky. Esther, more commonly known as Little Esther, is a comedian, actor, podcast host, and writer. She is a regular at numerous comedy clubs, has her own podcast, "Weird Adults with Little Esther," and has been seen on Comedy Central's @MIDNIGHT, KEY & PEELE, Adam Devine’s HOUSE PARTY, Brody Steven’s ENJOY IT, PARKS AND RECREATION, and THE NEW GIRL. She was most recently named by Entertainment Weekly and KEY & PEELE as part of their “Ones To Watch” list. Check her out at @littleesther (she’s verified).

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

 

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Esther_Povitsky.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

Actor Trisha LaFache from Mad Men, Garden State, and God Is Not Dead!!!

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Trisha LaFache!

 

 

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Trisha LaFache. Trisha is an actor hailing from New York who has been seen in GARDEN STATE, MAD MEN, CRIMINAL MINDS, and last year's hit film GOD'S NOT DEAD. She will soon begin shooting the sequel to GOD'S NOT DEAD this Spring and is one of our senior faculty at Lesly Kahn & Company. Did we mention she’s from New York?... 

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

 

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Trisha_LaFache.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 2:54pm EST

New "Kahnversations" Podcast with Actor Amy Landecker!

 

 

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Amy Landecker, who currently stars as Sarah in Jill Soloway's ensemble drama TRANSPARENT on Amazon. She is also currently developing a 1/2 hour for FX called ANGRY MILF, with Nicole Holofcener directing and producing.

Recent feature credits include Nicole Holofcener's ENOUGH SAID, Phil Morrison's ALL IS BRIGHT, and The Coen Bros' A SERIOUS MAN. On TV, credits include a recurring on FX’s LOUIE, ABC's SCANDAL, and HBO’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. 

In 2015, Amy will be seen in Michael Bay's Paramount feature WELCOME TO YESTERDAY. 

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

 

Direct download: Kahnversations-Amy_Landecker.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

NEW “Kahnversations” Podcast with Actor

Eric Nenninger!

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.

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Eric Nenninger, who will be starring in the NBC sitcom MISSION CONTROL, which will begin airing in January 2015. Eric graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, CA. He first appeared on the FOX comedy MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE and the feature film JEEPERS CREEPERS 2. He was in the HBO mini-series GENERATION KILL, and recurred on WEEDS, GLORY DAZE, and Disney's KICKIN' IT. He has guest starred on ER, THE X FILES, CASTLE, BONES, NCIS, 24, CSI, RAISING HOPE, and SULLIVAN & SON. He currently teaches and coaches acting at Lesly Kahn & Company in Hollywood, CA, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife of 12 years, actress Angel Parker, and their two children.

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

Direct download: Kahnverstions-Eric_Nenninger.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:49pm EST

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. 

In this installation of "Kahnversations," Ryan interviews Alison Haislip, who will appear in the season premiere of NCIS. While Alison is most well known from her past duties on G4’s ATTACK OF THE SHOW and AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR, she garnered a lot of attention when she took upon the innovative role of the first ever on-air Social Media Correspondent on NBC’s hit show THE VOICE during its first season. Alison can also be seen as a series lead in Hulu’s first original series, BATTLEGROUND, produced by Marc Webb, and she recently starred in the heartfelt indie film, SATURN RETURNS. She also hosted what was dubbed as the “Chelsea Lately” for nerds: FOUR POINTS, with Alex Albrecht on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Channel, and was Hardwick’s correspondent for his show THE NERDIST on BBCA. She is also the correspondent for Zac Levi’s innovative company, The Nerd Machine, who has partnered with Spike to cover all things geek, and co-hosted Hulu’s daily show, THE MORNING AFTER. Alison's other television credits include Showtime’s SHAMELESS, TNT’s FRANKLIN & BASH, MTV’s ZACH STONE IS GONNA BE FAMOUS, VH1's I HATE MY 30'S and Comedy Central's RENO 911!. Her film credits include FRESHWATER, DIVISION III: FOOTBALL'S FINEST, THE DONNER PARTY, WASTED, and THE INDIAN. And soon to be seen on the fall premiere of NCIS!

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


Direct download: Kahnversations-Alison_Haislip.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Matt Knudsen

Matt has appeared in the Warner Brothers feature GANGSTER SQUAD, as well as guest spots on BIG LOVE, BOSTON LEGAL, and Matt’s personal favorite, playing Jesus Christ the Therapist on MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. As a stand up, Matt has performed on CONAN, THE LATE LATE SHOW, and LAST CALL. He released his latest comedy album, AMERICAN, on April 29th, and his podcast GRABBING LUNCH is close to hitting 600k followers on Soundcloud.

There are so many inspiring and educational podcasts out there that provide us with the opportunity to hear 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? How’d THEY do it, right? How did they transition from relative obscurity, bartending and bottle service, to buying that house in the hills? Because whatever they did, we can do it too! “Kahnversations,” is 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 their start in Hollywood, the challenges and hurdles they faced, and how they overcame the odds; as well as to dish out some crazy stories! Listen in and enjoy as these entertainers speak candidly about their path, process, and experiences, and about how Lesly and the Kahnstitute have influenced and shaped their careers. 

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

 


Direct download: Matt_Knudsen.m4a
Category:Arts and Entertainment -- posted at: 8:01pm EST