This episode’s guest on Hometown to Hollywood is award-winning acting coach, and founder of Atlanta’s Catapult Acting Studios.



Erik Lingvall teaches weekly classes as well as private audition coaching and videotaping sessions in his Catapult Acting Studios. Erik also produces local seminars, workshops, and summer camps.

In our conversation we discuss his approach to acting (“If you really listen to the moment, it will tell you what to do”), differences for how to approach an audition for film and television (“Less is more if your less is compelling”), advice for parents of kids trying to break in the industry, and MUCH more.

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In this podcast Erik references some books that have been useful to his process:

Daring Greatly by Brene Brown

Start with Why by Simon Sinek

Create Distinction by Scott McKain


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