Box Angeles

Mike 'Box' Elder

Join actor Mike 'Box' Elder as he sits down with fellow actors, directors, writers, comedians, producers and casting directors to extract insightful commentary on what it takes to achieve success in both Hollywood and the entertainment industry. read less
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Episodes

BA #320: Jason Palmer
Jan 8 2024
BA #320: Jason Palmer
Writer Jason Palmer stops by the bungalow and discusses working at Fox NFL Sunday, being a writer's assistant for eight years, taking improv classes to help with his writing, and more!Jason's IMDb and Instagram @jpalmcomedy.00:00 - Introduction.01:23 - Jason slates his name.02:08 - Landing the Fox NFL Sunday gig writing comedy sketches.07:40 - Not being prepared for live television.12:21 - Producing, casting and directing the sketches but not knowing he could build sets.15:05 - The tight weekly scheduled to put them up.18:46 - Being a full time gig.22:00 - Growing up in the Inland Empire and studying film production at Loyola Marymount.23:15 - Landing an internship at Caroline in the City and pivoting the focus to television writing.28:40 - Getting a writer's PA gig on Dawson's Creek and working his way up to writing an episode.34:58 - Landing an agent but not getting any work from them.39:00 - Having a rought start jumping into improv classes.46:10 - Still suffering from stage fright even after landing The Sunday Company at the Groundlings.49:50 - Winning an Emmy for Fox NFL Sunday last year.51:25 - Advice for writers starting out now.57:15 - Who took a chance on Jason?58:35 - Jason interviewed for the writer's assistant gig on Friends.1:00:45 - Sticking with a writer's assistant job that started out tough.The full video and pics -- boxangeles.com/320Support Box Angeles (and access the audio archives) on Patreon.Follow Box Angeles on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.
BA #316: Jessica Sherman, Returns
Aug 21 2023
BA #316: Jessica Sherman, Returns
Casting director Jessica Sherman stops by the bungalow and discusses the traditional way casting directors found work, feeling like a therapist for actors, exhaustion from trying to inact change, and more!Jessica's IMDb and Instagram @jshermy.casting.00:00 - Introduction.03:15 - Jessica slates her name.04:45 - The origins of Jess' Tipsy Casting podcast.07:45 - Any concerns with sharing too much.09:25 - Do actors get too friendly with outreach.15:04 - The parralels of this industry to dating.16:25 - Educating producers on finding new casting directors.18:40 - The traditional way casting directors got work.26:25 - Attempting going thru the Producer's Guild.29:16 - The trades seemingly not caring about independent casting directors.30:30 - Feeling pressure to leave the industry.34:40 - Giving more feedback to actors.43:05 - How casting can be therapists for actors.47:50 - What agents do for casting directors.51:25 - Writing breakdowns and Breaksdowns Express taking copyrights.54:05 - Should actors have access to the breakdowns.59:00 - Does Jess worrry about rocking the boat at all.1:00:40 - Exhaustion coming from trying to inact changes.1:02:22 - Has Jess ever had to have a day job.1:04:47 - Who took a chance on Jess.The full video and pics -- boxangeles.com/316Jessica's first Box Angeles -- boxangeles.com/258Listen to Mike on Jessica's Tipsy Casting podcast.Support Box Angeles (and access the audio archives) on Patreon.Follow Box Angeles on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok.