In this special educational hour, we invite all actors and parents. Barry will answer all questions you may have regarding the acting business for youth and adults. There’s certainly a protocol as to how to approach the business, as well as a general formula for success. It’s your job as a parent to understand and do what’s in the best interests of your child to further their young acting careers. AND, if there’s time, bring your monologues and top acting coach Todd Etelson will give comments and feedback so all parents can get a better appreciation of the craft.
Barry Kolker has been in the talent agency business for 30 years. A former actor, Barry has a BFA in acting from LIU/C.W. Post. The Carson Kolker Org. Ltd. is based in NYC and Barry works with signed-only clients along with his associate Huascar Vizcaino and their assistant James Gurley-Dawkins. They have booked numerous episodics including City On A Hill, Manifest, Law And Order: SVU, Law And Order: Organized Crime, FBI, FBI: Most Wanted, Flatbush Misdemeanors and Blue Bloods. Barry’s client Ja’Siah Young recently completed filming season two of the Netflix series Raising Dion and appeared on three episodes of Law And Order: SVU. Client Lindsay Arnold plays Allie Horton on the NBC soap opera Days Of Our Lives.
Prior to the pandemic, clients were on Broadway in Tina, The Lion King, Frozen, and Phantom Of The Opera. Clients were on tour in Hamilton, Mean Girls, Anastasia and Les Miserables. Recently, three clients appeared at the Muny in Smokey Joe’s Café, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers and The Sound Of Music. Client Robert H. Fowler worked at the Weathervane, and David Schmittou played Captain Von Trapp in The Sound Of Music at Beef And Boards.