028: Building an A1 Team to Achieve Success as a Working Actor with Chantal Maurice

February 19, 2019
Chantal Maurice has booked numerous Television Co-Star roles on shows such as: Blue Bloods, Quantico, The Blacklist, Mr. Robot & more. She has also been featured in several commercial campaigns including: Burger King, Air Fast Tickets & Assurance Wireless. Most recently, she was seen in the HALLMARK Christmas movie, "Last Vermont Christmas".
 
 In 2016, Chantal wrote, starred in and produced her first short film titled, "Edge of Harmony" that follows the journey of Harmony Bessler, a troubled Jazz singer in the 1930s. Edge of Harmony was accepted into 6 film festivals and won the award of Best Musical Drama in the 2018 Cutting Room International Short Film  Festival in NYC.
 
She is currently in Post-Production for her 2nd short film, "Loreen's Gotta Boogie". "Loreen's Gotta Boogie tells the story of a young Filipina girl in the 1970's who, against her parents' wishes, ventures out on a journey to follow her dreams of becoming a professional dancer.
 
She is currently recurring as the role of Joanna in The CW's Reboot of the hit soap opera "DYNASTY".
 
In this episode, Chantal talks about
 
  • the reality vs expectation of being a working actor
  • internships and jobs she held that supported her transition into a full-time acting career
  • the team an actor needs to build around them and what they do (e.g.,manager, agent, casting director, producer)
  • how to get an agent
  • the importance of relationships, especially for new actors, in the industry
  • the importance of hobbies for actors

 

Follow Chantal on Instagram or visit Chantal's website. Learn more about Chantal's Co-Star Coaching program.

TVI actors studio

Breakdown Services

Screening Room ATL

 

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027: Following Competing Paths as a Rapper and Entertainment Lawyer with Gilles Walters

February 12, 2019

Meet Gilles—that’s pronounced JEELS—a bona fide rapping lawyer. Having had a passion for rap since early childhood, Gilles had hoped to pursue music professionally later in life. But even he couldn’t have imagined he’d be 4 albums in and would’ve worked with some incredible musicians in the industry.

Gilles attended Emory University and decided to pursue law as a profession. He got a law degree from Howard University and made a space for himself in entertainment law of all spaces. Now he roams the world as a rapping lawyer, a combination that surprises many but also benefits him in many ways.

In this episode, Gilles shares:

  • his foundational relationship with music and rap
  • the benefits and challenges/pros and cons of being a rapper and a lawyer
  • why he decided to pursue law as a profession
  • the benefits of having a legal background in entertainment while also being an entertainer
  • how he plans to manage law and music in the future
  • ways he's been able to successfully market his music and himself

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026 SIDE NOTE Sunday: You Probably Need a Hobby

February 10, 2019

I need a hobby...and you might too. Here's why millennials need more hobbies (*cough cough* mental health), plus a few suggestions for creative hobbies you can adopt!

 

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025: How to Start a Podcast (after Quitting Your Job?!?!) with Keiona Eady of the New Geechee Podcast

February 5, 2019

Keiona Eady, founder of the New Geechee podcast, has always aspired to inspire the world! She was born and raised in the South Carolina Lowcountry and is a 2012 Business Management Graduate of Clemson University. In an effort to highlight the success and stories of millennials, Keiona created New Geechee! New Geechee is a platform that inspires, motivates and spreads positive vibes for young, melanated professionals (aka YMPs) to live their best lives. New Geechee includes a 40+ episode podcast, #YMP paraphernalia, and informational events!

In this episode, Keiona shares:

  • how to decide whether or not to quit your job 

  • how to prepare to quit your full-time job before you do it 

  • how you can make money after quitting a well-paying job

  • steps to launching a successful podcast from scratch 

  • what it really means to "trust the process"

  • strategies you can use to overcome creative blocks 

 

AFTER THE EPISODE

Websites

New Geechee Podcast

@KnowMoneyInc

Podcasting Equipment

Tonor Pro Microphone Kit

Audio-Technica Cardioid USB/XLR Microphone

Audio Software

Audacity audio editor

Garage Band (Mac) audio editor

Podcast Hosting

Soundcloud for podcast hosting (I use Podbean for The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge podcast.)

 

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024 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Can a Personal Brand and Real Life Coexist?

February 3, 2019

How can you balance a personal brand with your real life? Can you or should you separate the two? Can a personal brand and your real life coexist? 

 

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023: Finding Your Voice + Optimizing Your Job Search as a Person of Color in Media & Communications with Desiree Booker

January 29, 2019

Desiree Booker, a proud West Philly native, discovered her ability to inspire people to be the best version of themselves at an early age. She developed her social identity and passion for diversity and inclusion as a student at Spelman College, where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Desiree’s professional experience includes corporate communications, campus recruiting and diversity and inclusion at BET Networks, NBCUniversal, MSNBC, Nickelodeon, and Turner— a Warner Media Company. As the Founder of the ColorVizion Lab, Desiree focuses on transforming motivated black professionals into an irresistible hire and helps them develop the skills to thrive in Corporate America. She is now expanding her clientele to companies by helping them develop and retain top diverse Millennial and Gen Z talent through workshops, online courses, and speaking engagements.

In this episode, Desiree talks about:

  • finding a voice and learning the art of storytelling as a child
  • the internship that placed her in the diversity & inclusion space
  • turning the strengths she utilizes through her 9-to-5 into an additional stream of income
  • how to get into the media & communications industries as a non-traditional person or non-student
  • do’s and don’ts of personal branding
  • the 4 P’s of maximizing your job search and overcoming loss of motivation

 

Desiree's contact info

Desiree on IG: @des.booker

DesireeBooker.com

Mentioned during the episode

International Radio and Television Society Summer Fellowship

NBC Universal East Coast Page Program

The ColorVizion Club Facebook Group

 

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022 SIDE NOTE Sunday: How to Get Stuff Done Even When You Lack Motivation aka Don’t Feel Like It

January 27, 2019

The ability to accomplish goals with or without motivation is an art that anyone can master. The thing is: we've inflated the importance of motivation.

 

In this SIDE NOTE Sunday episode, I'm answering two important questions:

 

1. How can you get more motivated to do something even when you're exhausted AF?

2. How do you get something done when the motivation just won't come...no matter what?

 

The answer? A 7-letter word.

 

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021: The Secrets to Curating an Epic Private Dinner Party + Exploring a Passion for Culinary Arts with Briana Riddock

January 22, 2019

Briana Riddock is a private dinner party curator and a food blogger at The Seasoning Bottle. Briana takes us on a journey from selling cars at a Kia dealership to enrolling in culinary school to moving on to a Masters in Food Studies program to curating private dinner parties...and much more in between!

If you've ever wanted to incorporate your love of food or culinary arts into your life, you'll learn tons of ways through this enlightening convo with multipassionate millennial Briana Riddock.

 

In this episode of The LaziMILLENNIAL Lounge, Briana shares...

  • The unique way she learned how to cook
  • Why she created The Seasoning Bottle blog
  • How her broadcast journalism background has helped her culinary career
  • The difference between culinary school and food studies graduate programs
  • Planning the logistics of a private dinner party
  • How to make a living using your passion for food and culinary arts

 

Briana's contact info

Briana on IG: @seasoningbottle

Briana on Twitter: @seasoningbottle

Briana on YouTube

The Seasoning Bottle blog

Mentioned during the episode

(affil. link) The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Oprah's SuperSoul Conversations podcast

 

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020 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Building Habits of Self-Love in 2019

January 20, 2019

If 2018 was all about self-improvement, 2019 is all about self-love. In the first SIDE NOTE Sunday episode of the new year, I'm sharing 3 ways I'll be more intentional about loving myself this year. Listen and share yours too!

 

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019 SIDE NOTE Sunday: Overcoming Mindset Challenges in My 1st 3 Months of Full-Time Entrepreneurship

December 23, 2018

This SIDE NOTE Sunday episode is Part 2 of episode 017 (A 3-Month Update Since Quitting My Job). Here I talk about mindset challenges I've faced, how I've begun to overcome them, and the questions you should ask yourself to find out how prepared you are for a major career transition.

 

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