Welcome to the game of HOLLYWOOD! Los Angeles is filled with agents, casting directors, actors, publicists, photographers, musicians, influencers, and every other type of entertainer you can possibly imagine! It can be difficult to figure out what to do next, or even how to get started. We offer one-on-one career counseling for actors. During our sessions, we establish concrete steps to reach the next level in your acting career. There are countless people and businesses grabbing for your attention, money, and focus, and we want to coach you to figure out the path that is going to get you farther, faster. Think of us as your in-game guide; we’ll share information, set goals, and keep you accountable.
Do you know where you fit in the world of TV, internet, and film acting? At Actor Quest, we’re here to help you figure that out. Through our actor career coaching program, we will outline the basics, give you an idea of all the characters you’ll meet along the way, and teach strategies to become more competitive in this crazy industry. With a little hard work, dedication, and strategic decision-making, your acting career is about to begin.
Learn the basics of the acting world. What sites to be on, who to study acting with, where to find auditions, what you’ll need to get in the game!
What is your brand? Where do you fit in the business? We’ll focus on your type and creating a comprehensive package that sells you in the most clear way possible.
Eventually you’ll need to add some additional players to your team, and that can be a daunting task. If your goal is finding an agent or manager, we will get you moving in the right direction by putting in the work. Together, we’ll create targeted lists of agents and/or managers and a plan for how you’ll bring them on board.
These are the people you need to know and impress to book the jobs you want. There are specific techniques we’ll use to get you on their radar and into the rooms with the people who need to see you.
Keeping in contact is a must, and solid marketing materials are the best way to do it. Where should you be marketing, when should you be doing it, and how often? We can set a plan that will keep you on schedule, on brand, and in the minds of your connections.
Once you’re getting in the rooms where it happens, you’ve got to be in the right mindset to book the job. With pins, avails, network tests, and contracts, the process can be a bit confusing. We’ll focus on how to present yourself to casting, getting out of your own head, and what you can do to impress from the moment you walk in.
Zachary is an acting career coach and actor from South Florida with a BFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota in conjunction with the prestigious Guthrie Theater. The Guthrie’s alumni include Oscar-Winner Mahershala Ali, Josh Radnor, and Emmy Winner Sterling K. Brown. Zachary has appeared in the FX Pilot: Gone Hollywood (alongside Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, Judd Hirsch, Lola Kirke, John Magaro, and Jonathan Pryce), The Chaperones (with Oscar Winner: Nick Vallelonga), AwesomenessTV’s Sleep Tight on Verizon’s Go90 (opposite YouTube star Jenn McCallister), Crypt TV’s Sunny Family Cult and Family Curse, Life’s Lemonade on Amazon Prime, and independent web-series Maynard & Rob from Joshua Malek of Freeform’s Baby Daddy. In addition to running Actor Quest, he is a coach at a top-rated career coaching company, and has studied with several of the major acting schools and coaches in Los Angeles. When not coaching or auditioning, you can find him playing fetch with his rescue pup (@BriochePeke) or looking for obscure baked goods around LA.
This free 30-minute phone consultation is your chance to ask any and all questions you might have before joining Actor Quest! We can go over specifics for your acting career, or focus on more general concerns about how the program works. Think of it as reading the back of the box, no pressure to buy, but you’ll get all the info you need to make your decision.
The most comprehensive package available, you will receive 4 hour-long sessions over 4 weeks. You’ve got a sidekick in your career for the whole month, with the support you’ll need along the way. This month-long program is specifically designed to sharpen your materials, acquire the tools you need to secure representation, chart your casting path, and make sure everything is staying on course. The Shortcut course includes priority access for any questions or concerns that come up throughout your journey. You’ll also get special pricing for single sessions if you choose to continue coaching. This course can also be customized to fit specific needs that might not be included above.
If you aren’t ready to commit to a four-week program, or you’re looking to focus on one specific thing, single sessions are a great way to get the boost you need. Single sessions are best spent focusing on strengthening and planning for the areas of your career that you feel are lacking. We’ll create a game plan to get you back in the game with the competitive edge you need to succeed.
Zachary helped me create an action plan for targeting new agents and managers. We created a list of people to contact and he helped me packaged an eye-catching email to send. Also, he helped style my latest headshots. He did this by branding me with several specific types before we went through my whole wardrobe and built outfits. We went shopping together to secure some key pieces and make sure all of my clothes were in order before my photo ses... Read moreZachary helped me create an action plan for targeting new agents and managers. We created a list of people to contact and he helped me packaged an eye-catching email to send. Also, he helped style my latest headshots. He did this by branding me with several specific types before we went through my whole wardrobe and built outfits. We went shopping together to secure some key pieces and make sure all of my clothes were in order before my photo session. I couldn't be more pleased with the results! This action plan and the new set of headshots have given me a ton of new auditions and even helped me sign with a great manager! I highly recommend Zachary! Read less
As someone who has lived in Los Angeles my whole life, I was blown away by how much I still didn't know about the industry. Things like: when the best time to send out my headshot to agents is, how to clean up and make my resume stand out, and how best to market myself. The entertainment industry is a hard one to navigate, so having someone like Zachary to help out is a lifesaver. He answers any and all questions I have. The most beneficial thi... Read moreAs someone who has lived in Los Angeles my whole life, I was blown away by how much I still didn't know about the industry. Things like: when the best time to send out my headshot to agents is, how to clean up and make my resume stand out, and how best to market myself. The entertainment industry is a hard one to navigate, so having someone like Zachary to help out is a lifesaver. He answers any and all questions I have. The most beneficial thing for me has been creating a timeline, and having direct things to accomplish within a certain time period. Simple tasks that makes the large goal seem possible. I look forward to continuing to work with Zachary. I have so much less stress now when it comes to my acting career. From what I've learned, for the most part acting in LA a marathon, not a sprint! Read less