Podcast: The Martini Shot

The Martini Shot

As a professional model and actress since 1993, Valerie Bittner has seen and learned a lot. While still actively working in TV, film, and print, she enjoys sharing what she's learned over the years consulting on marketing and helping others get into the entertainment industry. This is The Martini Shot — Valerie's podcast — where if you or someone you know is an aspiring actor or model, the advice is invaluable.


The Martini Shot – Ep 020 – What Should Go In Your Model Bag

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You’ve booked the job but do you know what to bring? There are basic essentials every commercial model/actor needs to have on this episode of The Martini Shot! Professional Models are Prepared: The Model’s Tote Bag: tophollywoodactingcoach.com/2012/06/pro…ls-tote-bag

The Martini Shot – Ep 019 – Method Actors Brilliant or Annoying

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Method Acting has been described as a form of acting where the actor ‘becomes’ the character or tries to somehow literally live the character in life. But when is method acting brilliant or down right annoying? Did The Joker Kill Heath Leger? http://submittedforyourperusal.com/2008/03/01/did-the-joker-kill-heath-ledger/

The Martini Shot – Ep 018 – Building Your Reel with Independent Film

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How does a newcomer get content for a reel when no one will hire you without a reel? Explore the avenue of Independent film with my special guest Bill Hartin CEO and founder of the Independent consortium FIFO on today’s episode of The Martini Shot! FIFO (Fade In/Fade Out) http://www.fifolv.org

The Martini Shot – Ep 017 – Why Do You Want To Be An Actor

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Are You Ok Being The Member of A Team Or Do You Have To Be A Star? Let’s make sure you’re in it for the right reasons. Links: The Hollywood Complex: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1754351/ That Guy That Was In That Thing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2402200/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1 That Gal That Was In That Thing: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4406298/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Martini Shot – Ep 016: Casting, What’s Your Type?

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When casting asks for a specific type that’s who they want to see. Let’s nail down your type on this episode of The Martini Shot. Links: What Is More Important For An Actor, Their Look Or Their Talent? by Markus Redmond:www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzWgBo98mW4 Type Cast Actors: Listal.com: www.listal.com/list/typecast-actors

The Martini Shot – Ep 015: Scams, How To Spot Them & How To Avoid Them

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Too many aspiring models are victims of modeling scams. Being on the look-out for modeling scams & knowing what to look for is critical. Links: 4 Acting Scams and How To Spot Them: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/4-acting-scams-and-how-spot-them 5 Ways to Recognize an Acting or Modeling Scam: http://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/backstage-experts/5-ways-recognize-acting-or-modeling-scam

The Martini Shot – Ep 014: The IRS & Artists with CPA Matt Leiner

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Are you listing artist, musician, actor or model on your tax return? My guest today is my accountant, Matt Leiner, CPA with Buckno, Lisicky & Company who will share his insights on how to keep you out of tax court. Links: http://www.bucknolisicky.com/leiner.htm Article “Painter Brushes Off The IRS”: http://us10.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d68338f5b0f6ef66f43958c96&id=ebbb2bafea&e=4ac4b5378c

The Martini Shot – Ep 013: Ageism in Hollywood Yes, Women Do Age!

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How long can, or should, an actress play a love interest? Why does everyone fixate on an actress’s appearance and not the actors? Inside Amy Schumer – Last F**kable Day – Uncensored https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPpsI8mWKmg Vulture.com: http://www.vulture.com/2015/05/emma-jlaw-and-scarletts-older-man-problem.html

The Martini Shot – Ep 012: Voice Acting with The Voice of Americana Rick Lance

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Do you know the skills & the tools needed to do voice overs? Voice Actor Rick Lance shares the secrets to his 20+ years of success with us on this episode. For more info on Rick Lance: ricklancestudio.com Rick’s Recommendation: ‘The Art of Voice Acting” by James Alburger & more about past & upcoming Voice […]

The Martini Shot – Ep 011: To SAG or not to SAG

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To SAG or not to SAG? That is the Question! When is it time to join the union? What makes you eligible? What are the benefits? http://www.sagaftra.org