We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Linda Bradley and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
What’s My Frame started as a simple idea to help actors take their career into their own creative hands. It quickly grew into a multifaceted resource for artists, including a podcast. This Spring as the industry came to an abrupt halt I like many creatives wanted to do something positive with my new found free time. I started researching and found a way to record the podcast remotely, reached out to friends in the industry to see what they thought of my wild idea and then got to work! I honestly moved so quickly I didn’t have time to question it! I knew what I wanted to create and I believed it would add value to the creative community. My goal for for What’s My Frame? has also been to create a resource to inspire, encourage and educate; this is just the newest piece.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’ve always approached my acting with a relationship mindset. As actors we go in wanting to book the audition, I’ve always approached it as wanting to book the room. Meaning I want to go into that audition from a place of service. Yes of course I would love to book the project, but I also want to leave the casting directors and those in the room a little happier, I want to make the best choices I can with the material and leave a positive lasting impression on the office.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I love the outdoors! So my itinerary would include a weekend getaway to Joshua Tree sleeping under the stars. A morning hike in Malibu at Escondido Falls. A sunset dinner at Eataly. My itinerary will always be action packed with lots of beautiful scenery!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I know first hand the importance of mentorship and education. That was one of the main reasons I wanted to start What’s My Frame? The entertainment industry is expensive beyond just living in LA or NYC, classes, headshots, workshops it all adds up. While SAG-AFTRA offers a number of free resources to it’s members, those are geared towards living in one of the major markets. Talking to fellow actors I knew many of them wanted to take part in classes and workshops that were outside their budget. I set out to find a solution; how could actors learn from these exclusive creatives regardless of finances or location? The answer was a podcast! Not only did it provide that valuable insight to the industry, it’s a lasting resource, the information shared each week on the show is relevant today and will be relevant in five years.
Instagram: @whatsmyframe @lauralindabradley
Other: What’s My Frame? podcast is the first podcast of it’s kind. Many of the guests have never done a sit-down interview! Each week Laura interviews Casting Directors, Writers, Directors, Agents, Producers, Show-runners, Cinematographers all of the creative minds that bring to life our favorite TV Shows and Films!
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