We asked insiders and experts from various industries to tell us something they think outsiders are unaware of and we’ve shared a few of those responses below.

Sage Mayer | Actor/Writer

This business is not easy. I audition a lot and 90% of the time I don’t book a job or hear back from a casting director. I have to just know I gave a good performance and move on to the next audition. Also, set days are long and not glamorous at all. If you are looking for glamour this is not the business to be in. You have to enjoy it on every level, whether it is studying lines, doing auditions, or doing research for a role. You have to love it all! Read more>>

Alex Kislov | DJ, Producer and Event Organizer

All the amount of work and time that is done behind the scenes. It’s easy to look at an artist where they are at now and not realize the long, winding road it took to get to this touch point. One of my favorite sayings is “success doesn’t happen overnight” – although often it may seem this way but there is more that people are unaware of that artists and people in my industry have to do before they actually get on stage (or put the stage up). Read more>>


DuPree Talent Agency is the first talent agency in the history of Hollywood to be owned and operated exclusively by two profoundly deaf SAG•AFTRA franchised agents. Here, at DuPree Talent Agency, while we may communicate differently, it does not stop us from offering the highest level of support and promotion to those we represent. Read more>>