Welcome to Actors Reporter, an American entertainment trade magazine (internet and TV) for an inside look at working actors and the entertainment industry. What was it really like to take on that role or project? What do actors do when they’re not acting? We ask the questions you want to know and get the up close and personal advice from professionals in the industry. Informative entertainment news updated daily. And red carpet events where the stars go to shine.
No gossip, no prejudice, bias, or slants … just neutral observation, reporting and current information gathering you want at your fingertips.
A one stop entertainment news spot.
Please enjoy our Actors Reporter Articles, Helpful Lists and Episodes:
- Actor Resource Links
- Actor’s Day in LA
- Being Beautiful Inside & Out
- Calendar Girl & Events
- Career Cues
- Championship Networking
- Dynamic Song Performance
- Union News & Stories
- Hi, I’m Marta!
- Magical Motivation with Jaime Kalman
- Little Fish in a Big Pond
- Nutrition for Actors
- Party Charlie – Party Planning Tips
- Weekly Comic from Piggy Nation
- Solara Speaks Power Thoughts
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Actors Reporter is a channel on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production. Some of our episodes are co-produced with Live Video Inc., Stevie Dupin, or Eric Zuley / WTV Online.
Also, enjoy our sister channel: Actors Radio, and our new shows Filmmakers Corner with Roxy Shih and Beyond Our Understanding with Joe Sabatino.
And, our other sister channel: www.ActorsEntertainment.com, and our 12 Actors Entertainment shows:
- Acting In Style
- ActorsE Live Chat Show
- G-d In Hollywood
- Johnny Shorts
- Motivational Chat
- Models Best Friend
- Savoring the Sweetness
- Sidebeat Music
- The Stevie D. Show
- The EZ Show
- Thespian Thoughts
- Tinsel on the Town
Some of Our ActorsE Live Chat Show Hosts:
Alexis Nichols, actress & writer
Andrea Rueda, model
Ariel Fournier, teen singer & actress
Brenda Epperson, actress (The Young and the Restless)
Brett Howell, actor
Brett Walkow, comic and founder of Clowntown TV
Candace Kita, actress & author of “The Hottie Handbook: A Girl’s Guide to Safety®”
Carlos McConnie, actor, popular TV show host, and master-of-ceremonies
Christie Phillips, actress and female world grappling champion
Christine Harte, actress
Cerris Morgan-Moyer, actress
Danika Quinn, journalist. TV/radio personality
Danny Pardo, actor and creator of Business & Marketing for the Actor
Desiree Anderson, model & actress
Eric “EZ” Zuley, WTV Network founder and host
Jaime Kalman, Certified Hypnotherapist & Empowerment Specialist
Joe Sabatino, producer (Necessary Roughness) & veteran actor
John Michael Ferrari, singer, entertainer, photographer
Judith Jones, actress and writer (Food for Actors)
Julie Kathleen Langan, actress
Katelyn Haynes, teen actress
Kim Delgado, actor
Kim Estes, producer and Emmy-Nominated actor
Kristina Nikols, actress, teacher, lover of travel
Kurt Kelly, the “Voice of Experience”
Laci Kay, teen singer and actress
Marta “ChiChi” McGonagle, actress, writer and producer
Mary Jo Gruber, actress
Nay Nay Kirby, teen actress
Pepper Jay, actress, producer, founder of the Actors Podcast Network, & song performance coach (Allison Iraheta, Nikki Nova, Montana Tucker, etc)
Pritesh Shah, comic, actor, producer
Ric Drasin actor, former professional wrestler, host of Ric’s Corner
Roxy Shih, award-winning director, and host of Filmmakers Corner on Actors Radio
Sandro Monetti, leading international showbiz journalist, author
Steve Nave, actor, casting director, and founder of Steve Nave Actor Showcase
Taylor Hay, teen actress
Yi Tian, host for Hello! Hollywood (China)
The Producers, In Brief
John Michael Ferrari, Creative Producer, Director, Editor. Creating an informational website for actors was John’s idea.
Pepper Jay, Producer, Director, Editor, c-stand, whatever it takes for a person to create a network (Actors Podcast Network) and its 14 shows.
John Ferrari and Pepper Jay are tag-team performance coaches in Los Angeles, California. They coach actors, singers, musicians, public speakers, anyone who wants or needs to be in front of an audience.
Students who have recently hit the headlines include Liquid Blue (Pop Album of the Year – LA Music Awards), Nikki Nova (Top 10 International Taiwan Idol), Allison Iraheta (Top 4 American Idol, Season 8), and Gisell (Winner: Talentos Premios).
John Michael Ferrari
Music has been an integral part of John’s life! Writing it, singing it, and sharing it with audiences bi-coastally. This passion for performing and writing music was the foundation of John Michael Ferrari’s career as an entertainer, composer, and a performance coach. During the 70’s, John began writing musical jingles for radio commercials. As a songwriter, his “Dustoff”, penned by Ferrari while serving in the United States Army in Viet Nam, is a favorite among Veterans.
John Michael Ferrari, the cabaret performer, still entertains and “wows” music and dance lovers across the country. A real class act, John and his band or orchestra “Ferrari & Friends” perform nostalgic tunes from the 30’s to the 90’s, soft rock, ballads, and show tunes. John continues to share his entertainment talents with many charity events and good causes, including: International Myeloma Foundation, The Thalians Ball, Our House, the Jonssen Cancer Center, Save Ballona Wetlands, and the City of Hope to name but a few. Although John Michael Ferrari wears many hats (entertainer, songwriter, photographer, director, SAG/AFTRA actor), he treasures most the time he spends coaching with his singer and actor students. He is just as proud of his students’ successes as he is of his own.
As a photographer and director of photography, John has worked with many of the top models and up and coming filmmakers of today. His photography graces CD covers (i.e., “Minor Matters,” for Peoples Republic) and movie posters (i.e. “Redemption,” for Agenda Pictures). Sample of John’s still photography may be found at www.imagesbyferrari.com.
John is a published author, “Acting With Your Eyes,” available on iBooks In Acting With Your Eyes, John Michael Ferrari shows you the technique of Eye Phrasing and the Magic Pull, which will enable you to do less on camera while retaining a strong, exciting performance. These simple and powerful techniques will make you a better and more confident on-camera actor. “Acting With Your Eyes” is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iPad, and with iTunes on your computer. Books with interactive features may work best on an iPad. iBooks on your Mac requires OS X 10.9 or later.
Pepper Jay has worn many hats: Actor, Bubby, Lawyer, Mentor, Mother, Performer, Producer, Public Speaker, Translator …
Pepper Jay began her performance career at age 5. When she wasn’t appearing in television sitcoms, such as ‘The Real McCoys’, she was performing on stage in school, at local parks, or community theater. From ages of 5 to 15, Pepper also danced and played her accordion for charity events and fund-raisers.
After graduating from San Diego State University, Pepper Jay obtained a lifetime teaching credential from the State of California and Pepper taught in the public schools for over a decade. Pepper taught several subjects for the Los Angeles Unified School District including drama, dance, health education, and physical education.
During the 1970′s, Pepper taught at Hollywood High School, John Muir Junior High School, and, at Crenshaw High School, where Pepper was also in charge of coordinating and producing shows by the 100+ member drill team. Pepper Jay was the English as a Second Language Coordinator for a portion of the inner city on LA.
Although Pepper Jay completed her pubic teaching career in 1983, she continues to this day her private performance teaching and coaching, specializing in acting and song performance skills.
Pepper Jay also continues her public speaking engagements for both public and private schools; sharing with school children topics such as ‘Listen and Be Heard,’ and ‘The Power of Money.’
In 1990, Pepper Jay became John Michael Ferrari’s performance coach. In 1991, they partnered to create their entertainment company, Pepper Jay Productions LLC. PJP produces music, film, TV, internet shows, and live entertainment. PJP also produces and publishes the Actors Podcast Network, consisting of 15+ informative and entertaining shows on three channels: Actors Reporter, Actors Entertainment, and Actors Radio.
From 1993 through 2008, Pepper Jay created and hosted the Working Actors Group, offering on camera and cold reading workshops to working actors. In 1998, John joined Pepper as a performance coach for singers and actors.
Today, Pepper Jay is found on both sides of the camera. Pepper continues to be a producer of live music entertainment and media content and director of films (‘Hercules In Hollywood’), documentaries (‘Women Warriors’), and music videos (‘Run’). She coaches performance skills for actors, speakers, and singers. And, Pepper Jay (“SAG-AFTRA and AEA”) also remains a working actor (“The Call” – 2011, “Midlife” – 2011, “Brooklyn USA” – 2010, “Marked” -2007).
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Actors Reporter Animation Credits:
Director/Animator: John Palacio
Illustrator: Dorota Adamek
Script/Lyrics: John Palacio and Luz Montez
Music: John Palacio and Sandy Stein
Musical/Vocal Engineer: John Michael Ferrari
Vocals: Melissa Suzanne, John Michael Ferrari, Bill Bell, Pepper Jay
Producer: And Now Media And Now Media
Executive Producer: Pepper Jay / Pepper Jay Productions Pepper Jay Productions
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Judith Jones shows off The Telly Award for our Actors Reporter Animation with Christopher “Superman” Dennis
Actors Reporter, Actors Radio, and Actors Entertainment are channels on the Actors Podcast Network, a Pepper Jay Production.