We had the good fortune of connecting with Eric Satterberg and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Eric, what was your thought process behind starting your own business?
I wanted to give Actors a low-cost solution to meet the rise of self-taped auditions. My studio provides Actors with a professional space that has lights, a camera, backdrop, sound, editing, and free coaching so they can provide the best-looking self-tape and remove any distractions from an audition like a bookshelf in the background or bad sound. I want Actors to feel confident that their creative choices will be at the forefront of their tapes and not bad lighting. I also enjoy working with Actors who want to create something memorable. I love directing Actors and collaborating with them to find exciting choices. It’s a privilege to get to work with Actors at various stages of their journey. Some have mile-long resumes and some are just beginning.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am an Actor and I run a Self-Tape Studio for Actors. I believe what sets my studio apart from other studios is my ability to collaborate with the Actor to get the best take possible. I focus on working together to mix what they’ve prepared and my own personal professional experience as an Actor in a friendly and fun way. I am proud that my studio offers this kind of attention to all types of Actors in their professional careers.

I got to where I am as an Actor and an owner by saying “Yes” to most opportunities. When I first started out as an Actor I just wanted to audition. So, I self-submitted for projects daily and went to any office that invited me whether it was no-pay, low pay, or pizza. Doing that regularly caused a cascade of positive effects. I started to see what combination of headshot, video, and submission notes seemed to work best in generating audition requests. I learned what red flags to look for with certain productions. For example, never audition for someone at their home! It also built the muscle of auditioning which is key to any Actors success. I started interacting with people in the industry which helped me cultivate meaningful relationships that have served me well in the years since.

I’ve learned many lessons over the years. However, the most profound lesson that I’ve learned is: to learn and use people’s names. I think it’s often overlooked but I know that I feel thought of and appreciated when someone uses my name. Knowing they took the time to memorize it makes me feel important or at the very least remembered.

Honestly, the world does not need to know about my brand and story. I help Actors with their auditions and I occasionally Act in TV/Film and commercials. I suppose I just want people to know that I enjoy my job(s) and my life. I feel very lucky to do what I do.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Gingers Ice Cream is a weekly visit my partner and I make! Natalie Thai!
In n Out!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My family, My partner, and my pets.

“The Tao of Show Business” by Dallas Travers

Website: http://selftapestudiola.com

Instagram: @satterbomb

Twitter: https://twitter.com/EricSatterberg

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/eric.satterberg

Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/eric-satterbergs-self-tape-studio-los-angeles-3

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLlroco-RYOcJMkyfJxx2gg

Other: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3708005/ http://ericsatterberg.com Google Reviews for Self Tapes https://g.page/r/CcIF6DfvvJ-7EBE/review

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