- Hollywood vets share in-depth information
- Learn about the business side
- Message boards and live chats
About This Deal
Without actors, prisoners would have to be released from jail to play themselves in Lifetime movies. Keep the streets safe with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a six-month membership to an online actors' resource from Your Actor MBA (a $250 value).
The crew behind Your Actor MBA heads up an online school for actors, breaching the business-side of acting from representation and auditions to branding and money management. Over the course of 11 35- to 40-minute videos, actors eavesdrop on casual roundtable discussions among Hollywood veterans seasoned by experience and salt-cured by success, including agents from TalentWorks and UTA, Breckin Meyer from Ghosts of Girlfriends Past, Friends writer/producer Jeff Greenstein, and Oceans Eleven actor Mark Gantt. These guests go beyond advice on selecting a monologue to the deeper knowledge of business ins-and-outs, including what to do when pitted against a sentient Roomba for the lead in a remake of Robocop.
A full syllabus pops up for each episode, loaded with meticulous minutes, so actors can eschew distracting note-taking without being down-graded to playing the role of Danny DeVito's jogging shorts. An ongoing, members-only message board allows participants to post feedback and questions for other participants and guests.