Talk about taking your career into your own hands… Debbie Kutch has booked numerous gigs through the Internet including a 12 part national cable TV series on healthcare for The Hospital Corporation of America, a radio commercial for Preval Group, promo videos for Children's Hunger Alliance, CH Global and San Diego Beacon Community, smart phone apps for Assistyx, LLC (a repeat client from personal marketing) and Focus Apps, an eLearning module for Novartis Corporation and the role of a returning soldier trying to enter the job market in a video for Cone Health.
Debbie tells us this last one was extra special because, “The producer, who found me online, specifically selected me BECAUSE OF MY DEMO!! Thanks Samantha!!!” When it comes to navigating the wily world of web casting, Debbie suggests, “Be available and work quickly!”
Alright Mr. DeMille, I’m Ready For My Close-up
In a dramatic role that would make Norma Desmond proud, Rich Mattiello (www.Mattiello.net) was the lead in a marketing video demonstrating healthcare software from Citrix. He portrayed Chief Cardiologist Michael Sullivan in a short medical drama posted on the CitrixTV channel on YouTube. Rich jokes, “A production company I've worked with before thought of me immediately when casting, probably because my silver hair makes me believable as a doctor!”
Continuing the on-screen success, JD Trow booked an on-screen role in an industrial with VMware in Palo Alto and Tricia Siegel (www.triciasiegel.com) was cast as an extra in Jason Segel's and Judd Apatow's major film release, The Five Year Engagement. Tricia reveals, “Just more practice to hone my acting skills, although the extra work was really just to meet Jason Segel and Chris Pratt – oh my!” Oh my, indeed…
Debbie Kutch portrayed a speech pathologist (go figure!) in an educational video for Stanford University Medical Center, a job she attained through personal marketing. Micha “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful” Berman was in a professional modeling shoot for Liberty Mutual Insurance. Micha excitedly tells us, “I got to hang out with the good looking folks who only dream of being voice-over artists. The photographer did mention I looked angry, but I had the most beautiful green eyes!”