The Actor MBA
Actor Business Coaching
and Career Expertise

Build Your Individual Roadmap To Success!

Obtaining Representation

The process of obtaining representation of any kind, be it commercial, theatrical, hosting or any other type, can be daunting. From the marketing effort to draw consideration to you, preparing for the initial meeting, and the details involved with the inception of the business relationship and beyond you will win with Kevin’s 30+ year expertise.

Pro-Active Pursuit

What does pursuing your acting career pro-actively even mean? The ActorMBA is not some cookie cutter program. Kevin consults with you, about you, regardless of your experience level or geographical city. He knows that if the game plan really doesn’t fit, your goals or personality, you’ll eventually cease the pursuit. BE and THINK different!

Career Strategy

To create the proper career strategy, in any industry, requires more than just a few common buzz words. With dozens of subjective options to building your acting career it’s imperative to consider many elements, not just chat with a few peers or a manager. Kevin customizes an actor success plan that considers all of your life, not just acting.

Expert Networking

Actor networking is far more complex and commonly mishandled. An actor can risk a professional industry connection with mediocre conversation skills. Kevin E. West has an unparalleled and documented history of insight and networking mastery. Learn the true art of language and conversation to maximize events and encounters.

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Amazing SuppleMENTAL Healthcare Benefits
(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!
PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!
UNION actors 20% off! – ONLY $31.20 per mo.
Amazing SuppleMENTAL
Healthcare Benefits

UNION actors 20% off! –
ONLY $31.20 per mo.

(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!

PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!

Meet Your Business Of Acting Expert Coach!

30+ years coaching & motivating successful actors and stars!

Greetings! I’m Kevin E West and I want to share with you the vision and values that drive my mission to support actors like you. Saving you time, increasing the likelihood of career success and avoiding emotional pitfalls is at the heart of what I do. With my decades of experience in the industry from shooting over sixty Guest Star roles to consulting hundreds of successful actors and even AN OSCAR WINNER, I’ve seen countless talented individuals lose time chasing blind hope or following misguided advice.

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Star Alumni Of The Actors Network!

That’s why my coaching focuses on the core skills and strategies you need to navigate and succeed in the entertainment industry. I eliminate the guesswork in building your acting career, so you can spend your time doing what you love – acting and increasing your chances to get paid for it! In the acting profession, time and energy are truly money. So, by knowing where to invest both PLUS your money can make all the difference. My coaching will guide you towards the resources, opportunities and decisive actions that will truly benefit your career – and away from those that won’t.

The actors strike, an existential battle! July 26, 2023

The actors strike, an existential battle!

When the request to be, interviewed by the Pop Culture podcast, was presented to me we were only about a week into the strike. Now, if you do not live in Los Angeles, then please know it was an extremely HOT period of time. Yes, there was a chant rippling across America due to all of the strike actions occurring calling it the, #HotLaborSummer. Yes, indeed it was, but what it really was…was just DAMN hot outside. In just that short amount of time, we already had instances of picketing union members and Strike/Gate captains passing out.

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In The Moment – Anthony Meindl Podcast August 13, 2023

In The Moment – Anthony Meindl Podcast

Hollywood tends to be viewed as the land of the young and pretty. Funny, how the idea of being talented is used a lot when and agent or casting director is not interested in you but “young and pretty” is what’s so often the focus early on. Unfortunately, in many ways, the old cliché, “Youth is wasted on the young”, reared its ugly head a lot during the 2023 SAG-AFTRA TV/Theatrical contract negotiations. The small shock of it for me, when you juxtaposed youth with this negotiation we’re currently in, was how odd and terrifying A.I. was viewed.

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Actors & writers take on powerful Hollywood execs & studios! Date: July 18, 2023

Actors & writers take on powerful Hollywood execs & studios!

Take a moment, step back regardless of age, and think about all of the truly “big decisions” you’ve had to make to this point in your life. More often than not, depending on your age, most folks land between 5-10 decisions. Ironically, what I’ve found in my life, is that I tended to think decisions were larger than they really were when I was younger. That’s honestly not as a cheap shot if you’re under 30, it’s merely meant to remind us all that the less amount of life you’ve lived, the more many big decisions have simply yet to infringe upon your path.

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P.R.O. – P.R.E.P. – P.L.A.N.


Here we’re not wasting time and in no rush. We will do everything above and lay out a complete career game plan over the next four weeks for the future of your career. This is as comprehensive as I get. We will cover EVERYTHING and I do it in a signature way where nothing is left behind and you feel confident to achieve your absolute personalized success. This four-week course covers:

  • Agents
  • Demo Reels
  • Game Plan
  • Relationships
  • Managers
  • Audition Process
  • Time Mgmt.
  • Professionalism
  • Headshots
  • Meeting Preparation
  • Marketing
  • Language
  • Training
  • Target Lists
  • Networking
  • Communication
  • Online Profiles
  • Electronic Submissions
  • Type-Me TM
  • Special Skills

The PRO PREP PLAN program is Kevin’s mastery consultation course. You will consult with Kevin live on zoom for two separate (90-minute) sessions, weekly. Kevin provides professional business of acting expertise totaling, 12 hours, over four weeks. Every acting career element listed above will be covered.

Bulls-Eye Quickie

You have a specific actor scenario that you want to quickly resolve so let’s address it directly without wasting time. Here you might have a longstanding block/prejudice/fog about some aspect of your career. This is very common in the entertainment industry where actors often encounter unprecedented situations and issues. We will quickly identify and roadmap an appropriate solution(s)with clear, next-step protocols. Like all of my coaching, this might involve me doing some additional homework for you at no additional charge!

Double Target

Same as “SINGLE” Target above but now you’ve identified another issue that needs help or know that it’sin one of the common actor hang-up areas: headshot preparation, casting relationships, agent/managerproduction target list research, marketing language, pursuing producers/directors, websitearrangement, social media narrative— and you don’t know where to begin. Again, regardless of yourcareer status, credits, level of experience, I will address these matters at your specific career juncture sothat you take action and get working!

Triple Set

Often, there are aspects of our career that need time and attention and more than 30 or 60 minutes. Here we dive deep into what’s going on: Where do you need help? What’s working? What are your goals? These are just a few of the many questions on which we can collaborate. Maybe you have revised an entire television target list, re-editing your demo reel, or are weeks out from an important meeting with new representation. I have 30+ years of experience and there really are no surprises and that’s why we work together so there are none for you

7 Deadly Sins The Actor Overcomes

Get a Personalized Autographed Copy of Kevin’s Book 7 Deadly Sins The Actor Covercomes!

7 Deadly Sins – The Actor Overcomes provides a unique approach to the profession of acting. The profession of acting is a vastly different conversation than the artistic desire to perform. One could argue the business of performance art may be the most difficult relationship you ever have with yourself. The desire to perform on stage is innate. The credibility afforded the actor who performs regularly on stage is well earned. However, your belief system about the art, when challenged by the desire to make money acting on camera, can be an emotional and psychological conundrum.

Information, Techniques and Tips That Will Help Make You A Working Actor!

  • Two-CD Audio Set
  • Commercial Audition Coach: Carolyne Barry
  • Theatrical Audition Coach: Kevin E. West
  • Featuring Veteran Industry Experts:
    • Casting: Michael Sanford & Terry Berland
    • Agents: David Ziff – Hugh Leon & Todd Justice
    • Manager: Fonda St. Paul
    • Producer: Mike Jacobs Jr.
Amazing SuppleMENTAL Healthcare Benefits
(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!
PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!
UNION actors 20% off! – ONLY $31.20 per mo.
Amazing SuppleMENTAL
Healthcare Benefits

UNION actors 20% off! –
ONLY $31.20 per mo.

(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!

PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!

More Kudos From Successful Actors and Industry Professionals!

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I work directly with Kevin?

When it comes to learning the business of acting, I am incredibly sincere, sensitive and quite direct. if you want to engage and work with someone who has not only been working IN Hollywood for over 3 decades as a performer, has done over 60 television shows++, who was also a Stand-up comic, paid Improv artist, has had 48 representatives, built an award-winning actors organization AND consulted over a 1000 actors while building my own career then perhaps, I am for you. I offer a 100%, 30-day money-back guarantee so you’re safe on that score if for whatever reason, you don’t vibe with me.

If you need help with a specific issue in your acting career, you can also choose from one of my ala-carte options.

For those of you who are unsure of what would option would benefit you most, I also offer 15, 30 or 60 minute ‘open any topic’ private consultations

I’ve made it my mission to create an affordable program that’s accessible to a worldwide audience. I firmly believe that everyone who has a passion for acting should have the opportunity to pursue their dreams, regardless of their financial situation. Having gone through the hardships of being an up-and-coming actor myself, I know firsthand how challenging it can be to break into the industry.

That’s why I want to give back and help others overcome those obstacles by providing them with the tools and resources they need to succeed. With my program, actors can receive high-quality training at a price that won’t break the bank.

It can be daunting to navigate the complex world of acting, especially when it comes to helping your child succeed in the industry. That’s where my actor coaching program can help. With years of experience in the industry, I can provide parents with the guidance and support they need to help their child thrive. From understanding the casting process to preparing for auditions, my program covers everything parents need to know to help their child succeed in the competitive world of acting.

I believe that with the right coaching and support, every child has the potential to achieve their dreams. Whether your child is just starting out or is a seasoned performer, my coaching program can help them take their skills to the next level and reach their full potential in the industry.

One of my most cherished clients is the father of now highly sought after actress, Anne Winters. I started working with Anne’s father when she was 18 in Texas.

For veteran actors who have taken a hiatus from the industry or are struggling to book jobs, restarting your career can be a daunting task. That’s where my expertise can help. With years of experience in the industry, I understand the peaks and valleys that come with a career in acting. I can provide personalized coaching and guidance to help you get back on track and booking jobs again. I’ll work with you to strategize a game plan that even your own agent or manager may not have thought of, drawing from my own experience as an actor who started from scratch in rural Tennessee and made it in Los Angeles.

Additionally, I can help you navigate the industry’s ever-changing landscape and provide you with the tools you need to stay on top of your game. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting back into the industry, my coaching can help you achieve your goals and succeed in your acting career.

I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing over 45 industry professionals from all corners of the acting world. Drawing from my own experience as a working professional with over 65 credits to my name, I carefully crafted 10 questions per person to gain valuable insight and knowledge from their experiences. Now, I take a mix of three questions from various types of professionals and compile them into a monthly video for you to learn from. But it doesn’t stop there. I also add my own commentary to each video, which can provide further insight into the interviewee’s reasoning and clarify their answers. Each video is typically around 15-20 minutes in length, giving you plenty of valuable content to digest and learn from. I’m excited to share these insights with you and help you grow as an actor.

Back in the mid-90s, when I was building The Actors’ Network, I realized that the “Business of Acting” curriculum I was providing was really just a series of constant questions. It was then that I began to note these questions on a weekly basis, which I dubbed “Actor Self Dialogue”.

Now, in the digital age, I ask these questions on either TikTok or Instagram under the handle @theactormba. If you follow those accounts, you can see the questions I ask and engage with the community around them. When you work with me, I take three random questions per month and provide the answers to those “open questions” asked on the social media platform. I spend between 3-4 minutes on each answer, giving you valuable insight into the questions that matter most to you as an actor.

Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do.

—Jim Rohn

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.”

― Eleanor Roosevelt

Mastering the Business of Acting with The ActorMBA creates omnipotent actor business confidence which leads to your ultimate career success.”

—Kevin E. West