Podcasts for Actors and Filmmakers


Podcasts are a wonderful way to learn and be inspired while you’re on the go. I love them! You can listen to them at the gym, on your commute to work or on the way to auditions!

Here are your  21 favorite podcasts for actors and filmmakers!

Podcasts for actors and filmmakers

Theater People

Theater People is a biweekly podcast by Patrick Hinds and Mike Jensen interviewing Broadway legends, Tony winners and today's hottest theater stars.  They have interviewed Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Osnes, Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis, Laura Benanti, Beth Malone and many more.

Inside Acting 

Co-Producers and hosts TrevorAlgatt and AJ Meijer bring you tips and insights from casting directors, agents, producers, writers, actors, musicians, filmmakers and more. Get insider information on marketing yourself, creating your own work, and booking the gig – straight from the people who’ve been there, done that, and are doing it again.

Indie Film Academy

The Indie Film Academy Podcast hosted by Jason Buff features in-depth interviews with industry insiders in every aspect of the filmmaking process. Topics include funding and distribution strategies as well as ways to attract investors and build an audience for your films.

Cinema After Dark

The Cinema After Dark Podcast is a weekly show, hosted and produced by filmmaker, Max Cole (@maxcolefilms).  It features members of the independent film community and serves as a promotional vehicle for film and entertainment enthusiasts. 

Broadway Backbone

Broadway’s Backbone is a podcast dedicated to the chorus of dancers, singers and actors that are the foundation and backbone of every Broadway musical. Every episode host (and Broadway performer) Brad Bradley interviews a Broadway veteran about their career, life and dreams.

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Indie Film Hustle

Writer, director, producer and post production/vfx supervisor, Alex Ferraria, created the Indie Film Hustle Podcast to help indie filmmakers by featuring the best industry leaders and film business friends. The show is currently the #1 ranked indie filmmaking podcast on iTunes.

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Indie Film Tribe

Indie Film Tribe is a weekly podcast hosted by Anjela Matemotja where DIY filmmakers, actors, screenwriters and industry experts, share their tips on creating, marketing and distributing socially conscious content.

Filmspotting

A weekly film podcast and radio show from Chicago hosted by Adam Kempenaar and Josh Larsen featuring in-depth reviews, top 5 lists and interviews.

Indiewire

Indiewire has a number of great podcasts for actors and filmmakers. Some of my favorites are Screen Talk, Indiewire Influencers and Women and Hollywood.

How Is This Movie (HITM)

If you are a fan of movies, TV shows and all things film then you'll love this podcast. Host Dana Buckler tells the stories behind some of the most beloved and iconic films of all time.

Film Festival Secrets

Christopher Holland's Film Festival Secrets features news, interviews, and tips for filmmakers and film festival directors.

The Actor's Diet

The Actor's Diet Podcast, hosted by Lynn Chen, interviews fellow artists and culinary creatives about food, body image, and life.

Hollywood Close-up

Hollywood Close-up, hosted by actors Natalie Lipka and Wayne Frazier, focuses on how to create your career in the entertainment industry. Each episode features a close-up interview with one of Hollywood's finest working actors, directors, producers, writers and all of the industry professionals in between.

Off-Camera Podcast

Off Camera is actually a website, magazine, television show, and a podcast hosted by director/photographer Sam Jones.  Guests have included William H. Macy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt,  Tim Robbins, Connie Britton, Jack Black, Olivia Wilde, Jake Gyllenhaal and more.

Actors Anonymous

Each Monday, Actors Anonymous, hosted by Wesam Keesh, features conversations with Hollywood Actors about life, craft, and the downright absurd.

Filmwax Radio

Adam Schartoff's Filmwax Radio features interviews with actors, filmmakers, programmers, journalists and more.

Actors Talk

Actor Tommy G. Kendrick talks acting, casting calls, audition tips, starting an acting career, maintaining your acting career and more. These topics and more are explored via in-depth interviews with working professionals in front of and behind the camera.

The Moment

Host Brian Koppelman (Co-creator/Executive Producer Billions on Showtime) interviews creatives about the pivotal moments that fueled their fascinating, creative careers.

The Evolving Artist Podcast

The Evolving Artist Podcast is hosted by Teri Wade--Mindset Repatterning Coach for actors, writers, and directors--and features interviews, guided visualizations, and sessions with clients that are intended to uplift, inspire, and create real and immediate shifts in your mindset.

Selling Your Screenplay 

Ashley Scott Meyers' Selling Your Screenplay Podcast gives screenwriters practical advice about how to market their script and get it into the hands of agents, managers, producers, and directors.

Sound Advice

Kate McClanaghan and Jeff Finney discuss current trends and helpful techniques regarding the voice over industry.

Thank you so much for weeks of emails and tweets letting me know your favorite podcasts for actors and filmmakers. Are there any other podcasts you would add to my list? Let everyone know about them in the comments below. 

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.Heidi Dean
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