Kevin E. West

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Show Business Coaching

Founder of The Actors' Network

SAG-AFTRA Service

TV/Theatrical Negotiating Committee
Chair – L.A. Organizing Committee
National Disciplinary Committee
National Organizing Committee
Vice-Chair, L.A. Conservatory Committee
L.A. Technology Committee
Kevin E. West is the Founder of The Actors’ Network and a veteran television actor with 70+ credits including Guest Stars on, The Righteous Gemstones (HBO), Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, and dozens more (IMDB) as well as starting his career as a in Stand-up Comedy.
 
Kevin is recognized Nationally & Internationally, since 1991, as the #1 opinion leader on the business of acting speaking at: WGA, SAG-AFTRA, UCLA, and A Date with Hollywood panel (Swedish Film Institute-Stockholm). The Actors’ Network is the most endorsed actor’s business organization in the U.S., with consecutive BackStage West “Reader’s Choice” awards (06/07). Alums include Maggie Grace (Taken), Chris Gorham (Lincoln Lawyer), Chelsey Crisp (Off The Boat) and Emmy Nominee Masi Oka (Heroes).
 
Kevin also created the interview series, ActorBizGuru, #1 online educational resource by BackStage West and Co-Authored the audio CD, The Actor’s Guide to GETTING THE JOB and ‘Coming Soon’, The Director’s Voice!

The business of acting is essentially the most undereducated — and least understood — aspect of the acting profession worldwide. 

In 1991, Kevin E. West founded The Actors’ Network, an award-winning actor business organization in Los Angeles aimed at doing just that — educating actors on the business of show business.

The Director's Voice

At a glance, the construct of directing can feel somewhat simplistic based on “how-to” books, guided apprenticeships or that popular seminar.

The one consistent truth is that almost every director can find themselves challenged by finding the words, visual or mechanism to “trigger” a desired performance from an actor.

There are many factors, both tangible and intangible, that affect this outcome and most never really considered or addressed on set.

Coming soon, Kevin E. West delivers a practical methodology for directors that you’ve never seen!

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“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place”

—George Bernard Shaw

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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!