Today we’d like to introduce you to Laura Linda Bradley.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Laura. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I’ve been a working actor in LA for over ten years, and in that time I’ve seen first hand the advantages and disadvantages actors face daily due to finances, location, opportunities, etc. I started What’s My Frame? with one simple goal, to help actors take their careers into their own creative hands.
Acting can be a very isolating career, but if we change our mindset from being in competition with fellow actors to working with each other to build a creative community; it’s a completely different journey! This Spring as the industry came to an abrupt stop, I decided to take on my longtime goal of starting a podcast. The entertainment industry would never have this much collective downtime again, and not knowing how long we’d be in quarantine, I got right to work! What’s My Frame? premiered April 11th on all major podcast platforms. I like all of my guests wanted to use this time to create something encouraging and educational for creatives. The podcast offers a new kind of resource for actors, allowing them to learn from all the creative minds that bring to life our favorite shows and films.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I’m a person that likes to jump, then learn how to fly… Not always the easiest journey but like I mentioned this Spring we didn’t know how long we would all be safer at home and I didn’t want to miss this opportunity!
So, as you know, we’re impressed with What’s My Frame? – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of and what sets you apart from others.
Thank you! What’s My Frame? is a multifaceted resource for actors, designed by a working actor. My Southern roots have always influenced my relationship mindset on the industry. I have never been a fan of “networking” it feels unauthentic, and unnatural to me; I would much rather have a conversation with someone than try to pitch myself to them. From building relationships with casting, through volunteering as a reader, working in an agency for two years and ten plus years on set experience, I have the opportunity to share a new and unique approach to acting with my listeners and clients. One of the key skills all actors have to master is the ability to stay flexible; 2020 has really taught us that! This year I’ve pivoted my self-tape and coaching business from working in my studio, to helping actors learn how to set up their own home studio, how to remove the feel of the computer when auditing via Zoom or FaceTime. Auditions aren’t going to go back to what we knew for some time, and the difference between an actor and a working actor in “New Hollywood” is how easily we can adjust to these changes.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I have a few big projects in the works for Fall 2020, a 3 part series I’ll be hosting with SAG-AFTRA; and I’m already looking ahead to 2021!
- Website: www.whatsmyframe.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/whatsmyframe/?hl=en
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Whats-My-Frame-649680752157002/?modal=admin_todo_tour
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/whatsmyframe
- Other: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/whats-my-frame/id1507634981
Linda Bradley Photography