“Conversations With…” Speaker Series

Since 2011 Markus Flanagan has invited artist friends to share insight that can only be gained by having “been there.” In his Speaker Series entertainment professionals like Oscar nominated Jesse Plemons share insights on everything from his first job, to his weirdest fan encounter.

We’ve heard Melissa Gilbert talk about the business side of the industry from her perspective as former Screen Actors Guild president. Doug Jones discussed falling in love with Jessica Alba in 40 pounds of prosthetic, motors, and make up. Veteran character actor Jack McGee reflected on how his very humble beginnings continue to provide the vault of emotion he uses everyday in his career, and regular players Molly Hagan, Spencer Garrett, Jon Polito and others talk about the climb up from finding an agent through audition and finally to landing that breakthrough job.

Alan Ruck
Talking with Alan Ruck about what makes for a great actor.

Why learn everything the hard way? Actors who care about the next generation share how they handled everything you will come up against and how they made those hurdles into a career.

Watch our conversation with Stacy Keach:

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Watch the full video of some of our conversations to date.