We naively thought that once we landed the agent and manager that all the doors would open with endless auditions. Boy we were wrong. Not only that but agents & managers are busy and really didn't have the time to give the guidance and instruction we needed to be successful. On top of that we learned that you need credits (bookings) to get credits - not to mention the experience of being on a smaller set before a bigger set. So I was left with no choice but to take matters in my own hands
I was faced with 2 choices 1- figure out how to get auditions or 2 - pack it up and go back home. LA isn’t cheap!
Mark Wahlberg & Reid Miller
on the set of Good Joe Bell
photo courtesy of Just Jared
Left to right- Maxwell Jenkins, Connie Britton, Mark Wahlberg & Reid Miller
This is my son Reid Miller at 13 he had no real acting experience, but he was driven and so was I. Reid has since had the great pleasure of working with people like Mark Wahlberg, Connie Britton, Alyssa Milano, Gary Sinise, Maxwell Jenkins, Bill Paxton, Joe Mantegna, Frances Fisher, and the list goes on! We work together as a team and we are always learning new things even after many years, a career changes and evolves; there are always new scenarios and new challenges at every level.
Through much research, trial and error, self submissions, hundreds of hours of classes and a lot of determination I helped him get his first 18 IMDb credits and almost 30 jobs including commercial and print bookings. I can help you skip some steps and you can benefit from my hard work. People throughout the years have said, "You are a wealth of knowledge, I wish you taught a class!" and now I do.
It's a Journey! I would love to hear about yours.
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Megan on set producing "Jaeger" aka Legacy
My short film Flikker (2018), has won multiple awards including the Stella Adler Excellence in Film Award at the International Action On Film Festival in Las Vegas. It is available to stream on Amazon Prime. I have several in production titles like Everything Has A Home, & Jaeger AKA Legacy slated for festival release in 2020.
I produce several theater productions each year in Los Angeles and am an active member of the Hollywood Fringe Theater community.
I had my first professional IMDB credit (as an actor) for ABC as a kid and since then have been in many theater productions also performing in television as well as commercials, and print modeling.