Hollywood Actor as Entrepreneur – with Kevin E West
Kevin E West – Actor
This episode is an interview with a working Hollywood actor who 30 years ago started a business working with other actors. No matter what industry you work in, there are opportunities. Why do some people take action and others sit on the sideline. Listen to this episode and find you inspiration from Kevin E West.
Kevin E. West is a veteran television actor with over 60 credits including Aquarius, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, CSI: Miami, Justified, Touch, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI Judging Amy and dozens more. Kevin is the Founder of The Actors’ Network, and the creator of the ActorBizGuru industry interview video series, both of which are award winning. The Actors’ Network was awarded consecutive BackStage West “Reader’s Choice” awards (06/07). A few of it’s alumni include Emmy Nominee Masi Oka (Heroes), Chelsey Crisp (Off The Boat), Chris Gorham (Covert Affairs-Ugly Betty) and Maggie Grace (Taken trilogy). Industry wide, Kevin is considered the top expert opinion speaker on the ‘business of show business. His speaker appearances include: ShowBiz Expo, WGA, SAG LifeRaft Foundation, and UCLA as well as A Date with Hollywood, for the Swedish Film Institute (Stockholm). Additionally Kevin Co-Authored the audio CD program, The Actor’s Guide to GETTING THE JOB and spent his early years in Hollywood as a paid Stand-up Comic and Improv performer. He just released his long awaited book on the business: 7 Deadly Sins – The Actor Overcomes, on sale now at Samuel French Hollywood/New York, Book Soup & also available on Amazon.
The Actors’ Network was founded by veteran television actor Kevin E. West, in his Studio City apartment, on May 1, 1991. From its inception the organization was revered and respected but after the BackStage West 2-Page editorial spread in June of 1998, it exploded in popularity and attained an unparalleled industry reputation. We encourage you to read more about The Actors’ Network Awards and History. On July 1, 2013 the organization officially transitioned into an “Online Only” entity and while the physical studio is now gone the Mission, “Help Us, Help You, Help All of Us”, as well as the Credo, “Learn from the mistakes of others?you don’t have time to make them all yourself” are still very much alive and well. Kevin E. West instead of giving Topical discussions in the studio has now created an amazing Webinar Library (Link text) with 100 15-minute discussions online. That is 25 full hours of educational information. The sole goal and mission of The Actors’ Network has always been, and remains, to be the utmost in expertise and advice on the business of show business while maintaining the highest level of integrity. In doing all of the above we have been, and still remain, the pinnacle of show business education.