b&b177: Michelle Beck, founder of An Actor Tapes, on what it’s like to be a POC in the Acting World #DDJA

Welcome to the Dead Day Job Army, a monthly Brunch & Budget series where entrepreneurs and freelancers of Color share their stories and talk about the real.
It’s not easy to start your own business and it’s even harder when it feels like you have to explain to your family what you do every time you see them, when you walk into an event and can count on one hand the PoC in the room, when you try to ask for what you’re worth, but don’t want to get passed over for the next person. We ask folks to leave their shiny pictures and Instagram highlights at the door and tell us what it’s really like to do the work, put in the time, and devote your life to your work.

Today we have Michelle Beck, full-time actress and also the founder of An Actor Tapes, a Brooklyn-based mobile audition taping service. She talked to us about what it’s like to be a POC in the acting world and why she decided to begin her own business.

Check out An Actor Tapes at anactortapes.com

Music featured in this episode:
1). Audition by Rome
2). CYOA by Stink Tank
3). H.A by Fongkichoi

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