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Industry Talk with Connie Rotella

Industry Talk with Connie Rotella

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Welcome to Industry Talk with host, Connie Rotella.
Every week we bring you a new topic based on strengthening your career within the Arts Industry to learn something new or be reminded on how to be consistent with the work you want to showcase within the business.

We are here to give you the constant support you need to make your dream career come to life even more.

A reminder of your fullest potential is only a listen away!
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Ep5 - Finding the Best Representation for You: A Conversation with Tania Giampetrone

Industry Talk with Connie Rotella

Ep25 - The Next Generation of Artists w/Alessandro Gabrielli
Special Bonus episode! Living from passion: Mother and Son interview. On this episode, I interview my son Alessandro Gabrielli on his passion and artistic path. He speaks about how he views the journey ahead and what his interests are. A must-listen for all teens that want to hear the real talk behind the scenes. The next generation of Artists is evolving and becoming the next best version of themselves with the help of a healthy supportive environment and professional surroundings.
May 09, 2022
Ep24 - The Audition Room w/ Victoria Sanchez
Meet the wonderful Victoria Sanchez and listen to how she got started in the business and what she did in the audition room to book her first roles in TV series and film. Her instinct to show up super ready and confident to auditions got her the job time and time again. The time spent at home to prepare is an actor's job and it worked out really well for Victoria for years.
May 02, 2022
Ep23 - Meet Ice Dance Choreographer, Marie-France Dubreuil
To be the best you can be, listen to the choreographer behind the Olympic Champions of Ice Dance. Marie-France Dubreuil is a Canadian ice dancing coach and former competitor. With her husband Patrice Lauzon, she is a two-time World silver medallist. "Show up as the champion you are," says, Marie-France Dubreuil. On this episode of Industry Talk, she shares the mindset behind all the wins.
April 25, 2022
Ep22 - The Heart is At the Center of Who We Are w/Jean-Jacques Pillet
Enjoy this heart-to-heart talk with Jean-Jacques Pillet. Take the time to feel and bring everything back to where it all starts.
April 11, 2022
Ep21 - Showing Up with your Full Potential w/Emilie Josset
Notre tour premier podcast en français avec la merveilleuse Emilie Josset! Une bonne préparation, c’est la clé pour des auditions solides et détendues. On écoute Emilie parler de l’analyse de texte qui est au coeur de ce processus.
April 04, 2022
Ep20 - Get Audition Ready with Chris Barillaro and Jonathan Patterson
Are YOU audition-ready? Do you feel vocally prepared to show up to a musical theatre audition? Do you know what to bring into the room and how to approach the pianist or musical director? In this episode, join Musical Director Chris Barillaro and Jonathan Patterson, Head of Music at the National Theatre School of Canada, on what they have to say about preparing for auditions.
March 28, 2022
Ep19 - From Being Artists to Writing and Producing their First TV Show w/Aiza & Kamana Ntibarikure (Real Blackity Talk)
The ground-breaking Docu-Series, hosted by sisters Aiza and Kamana Ntibarikure. The Show explores the voices of Black Women and non-binary Black people. Aiza and Kamana are always ready to spill the tea or share a little behind-the-scenes anecdote about their personal lives. Likewise, as two natural performers with remarkable synergy, they are always ready to break into a song or skit to punctuate their stories. Real Blackity Talk is a love letter to Black Canadians. "We’re not being fully represented on screen, so we decided to create a series that we’ve always longed to see: An unapologetically funny show full of amazing Black people and compelling stories.” says creators and hosts Aiza and Kamana Ntibarikure. “Expect to laugh. Expect to learn a lil’ something. Expect to feel empowered." Ultimately, Real Blackity Talk is a necessary addition to the Canadian media landscape, not just for the Black community, but for anyone looking for fresh new voices and faces to cover topics that are universal to all of us.
March 21, 2022
Ep18 - From Working as a Professional in the Industry to Giving Back as a Drama Therapist w/Todd Hunter
Mindfulness is what we should bring into our everyday life. Todd shares with us how to move forward in your life by being in the present moment and knowing how to deal with all your emotions and life events. Are you ready to feel free and open your heart? Take a listen to his words of wisdom.
March 14, 2022
Ep17 - Industry Talk with Actor Kareem Alleyne
How does it feel to be an actor in today's world? What do you do to stay in shape physically and mentally for the industry? Kareem is a hard-working actor. He takes his training skills to the next level by always showing up and being ready for everything. He has so much to offer, only time is preparing him for what's to come. His energy and smile are contagious and he shares a lot about his process in this industry. Meet actor Kareem Alleyne!
March 07, 2022
Ep16 - A Talk with Casting Director Jessica Greenberg from Greenberg Casting
Welcome to Season 2 of Industry Talk! We kick off the season with a super informative episode about casting with our wonderful guest, Jessica Greenberg from Greenberg Casting!
February 28, 2022
Ep15 - How to Strive in the Industry with Kim Richardson
We end Season One with the incredible Kim Richardson! Montreal fell in love with her voice and here she is to share her journey and how Montreal became her new home. Listen and see how one show in Montreal changed her trajectory and how accepted her with open arms. The public loved her from day one and we are happy to have her with us on Industry Talk.
February 21, 2022
Ep14 - Industry Talk with Barnev Valsaint
Artist, singer and songwriter Barnev Valsaint joins us this week on Industry Talk sharing his journey from his number one hit song with the hip hop group Dubmatique on their hit ''Soul Pleureur''. The success of this song is historical because it launched Quebec's hip hop! Barnev has also been working and touring with the legendary Celine Dion for the past 20 years. Now he is getting ready to launch his first solo album this summer. The stars were always aligned for Barnev. He shares with us his story on the process and journey that brought him to many different places around the world. He is so grateful for all the connections and opportunities. His love for music is unstoppable!
February 14, 2022
Ep13 - Industry talk with Songwriter and Producer, Albert Chambers
This is a great episode for every songwriter and artist writing and producing their own music! Albert Chambers has been on the cutting edge of creating amazing works of art working alongside David Usher, Corey Hart, Dream Theatre, Debbie Gibson, Simple Plan and many others. In 2013 Chambers was nominated for a Juno award and a Felix award for Best Adult Contemporary Album of the Year, for his work on Coral Egan’s “The Year He Drove Me Crazy”.  Chambers went on to become an Official Juno Jury Member between 2015-2017. Chambers is credited as a contributing columnist for Canadian Music Magazine, Professional Sound Magazine and Muzik ETC magazine. As well as being an amazing music composer and producer Chambers is also a highly talented videographer and has incredible skills in both music and video post-production.
February 07, 2022
Ep12 - Industry Talk with Breaking the Curtain
Go get your greatness with Entrepreneur, Director and Consultant Connie Rotella! Get to know our program director more with this interview created by Breaking the Curtain, two academy artists that took action and created a theatre podcast that has reached over 14K listeners around the world. Connie is always open to sharing her story on the 'HOW TO GET IT DONE.' When you show up to your life and dreams then passion leads the way to your own greatness and doors open without you having to wait for someone to do it for you. You're in flow with what you love to do and then you attract from that space. You allow yourself to become the person you envision to be.
January 31, 2022
Ep11 - The Life of A Working Actress with Tatiana Turner
Here’s a hard-working actress living the American dream. She started off being a dancer and going to theatre school in Montréal, then went on to move to Vancouver and landed in LA where she is living from her acting career. It takes a lot of work and determination for one to believe in themselves and make it all happen. If this is your dream you will see how Tatiana made it to Hollywood where she is living from her passion. Enjoy the interview!
January 24, 2022
Ep10 - A Conversation with Terra C Macleod
You want to work on Broadway and audition in NYC? Tune in and see how you can make it, too! From schooling to training, to touring - Terra C Macleod speaks about her journey as a Triple Threat Artist.
January 17, 2022
Ep9 - Industry Talk with Casting Director/ Choreographer/ Coach Rick Tjia
Dancers: open your ears and start training right for your career. Everything you need to know or learn about dance is right here in this truthful conversation with Rick Tjia. Do you want to turn your passion into a long lasting career and be respected for your technique and skills? Research where to find what you need to make this work the best way for you!
January 10, 2022
Ep8 - Creativity talk with Jean-Jacques Pillet
Starting the new year with a creativity talk with Jean- Jacques Pillet. What will you do with your creativity and how will you materialize this energy?The expansion on your creativity. The awakening of creativity. The process of creativity...
January 03, 2022
Ep7 - The Voice World with Dawn Ford
On this episode, we embark into the 'voice world' with Dawn Ford! Learn everything it takes to become a voice actor.
December 20, 2021
Ep6 - Step Up Your Game with director Phil Bovet
We're joined again by director Phil Bovet in yet another insightful episode! Learn the importance of learning the work before showing up on set, collaborating with different people on set, taking direction, and getting the product better.
December 13, 2021
Ep5 - Finding the Best Representation for You: A Conversation with Tania Giampetrone
Join Connie and Tania Giampetrone from Reisler Talent as they discuss finding a perfect fit when doing your research to find the right representation for your work. Learn the skills to prepare like a true industry professional!
December 06, 2021
Ep4 - A Conversation with Richard Jutras
On this episode of Industry Talk, we're joined by actor, Richard Jutras, who so graciously sat down with us to discuss his passion towards camera work and telling stories spanning over a 46 year career. 
November 29, 2021
Ep3 - A Talk with Award Winning Director Sergine Dumais
A Talk with Award Winning Director Sergine Dumais (Wichita) Sergine speaks with us about voice acting and how to trust in yourself and to just go for it! We talk about making different choices and the work ethic an actor should be doing daily with a chart that can help you discover more about a character. It’s like homework for actors when they only think they need to act in person they can also do the chart work and add action verbs and as if to their homework.
November 22, 2021
Ep2 - The Struggle is Real! Ageing Within the Industry with MAXIM ROY
Join us for an open, honest conversation with actress MAXIM ROY (19-2, Shadowhunters, Bad Blood), as we discuss the struggle of ageing within the industry and much more!
November 15, 2021
Ep1 - When the Going Gets Tough, How Do You Stay Motivated?
On this very special first episode of Industry Talk, join Connie Rotella and director Phil Bovet as they discuss how to remain motivated within your craft during difficult times.
November 08, 2021