Episode 289: A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Joseph Pearlman is an acting and performance coach for Hollywood celebrities, musicians, and comedians—he helps his clients launch their careers and reach Oscar potential on set. Joseph also coaches presenters for all the major award ceremonies, including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and Independent Spirit Awards.
Some of his clients include Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Amy Adams, HBO, AMC, TED Talks, Ridley Scott (Scott Free Productions), Sian Clifford (Emmy nominated for Fleabag), Iliza Shlesinger, Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), Skylar Grey (five-time Grammy nominee), Sherri Shepherd (The View), Alex MacNicoll (Transparent, 13 Reasons Why), Leon Logothetis (The Kindness Diaries), Michael Welch (The Twilight Saga), Julian Sands (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo), Cameron Douglas, and many others.
In addition to his work with performers, Joseph helps world leaders, entrepreneurs, politicians, executives, and other industry leaders develop charismatic confidence, within seconds, for maximum impact on their audiences. Joseph had the pleasure of coaching Dr. Joanne Liu throughout her campaign to be the first person to win two terms as International President of Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Joanne has been on the front lines of epidemics like the Ebola crisis in West Africa.
Joseph Pearlman is also a contributor at USC’S Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), McGill University’s International Masters for Health Leadership (IMHL) executive program, TED, United Nations, World Health Organization (WHO), and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Joseph is a regular contributor to Inc. Magazine and Backstage Magazine.
Joseph's Acting Academy was voted “Best Acting Studio” in Los Angeles by Backstage Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Joseph’s work with actors was also recently recognized by The Huffington Post’s national cinema, theatre, and art critic James Scarborough, and he was named one of the industry’s “Top Ten Acting Gurus.”
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How acting is so much similar to embodiment work.
You don’t have to sacrifice everything to be an actor.
How to determine what will set you apart as a coach or an actor.
Am I too old to be an actor?
"You are so much more powerful at creating your path of an actor than what you think."
The limiting beliefs and stories that actors tell themselves
“If it feels good, do it.”
The fear-based herd mentality actor info that’s prevalent.
Personality is 90% of the performance.
“Show people what they didn’t know what they wanted yet.”
Acting is you under the influence of the character.
The mistake actors make is, "how am I supposed to play this character?"
No character or scene description is something you ever have to obey.
The markers of "good" acting:
If it’s not fun, it’s not working
You feel like you
Joseph Pearlman's thoughts about having managers/representation.
Why Madelyn felt the burden of scarcity in the actor world.
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