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Amelia Brantley

Amelia Brantley

Amelia Brantley is an LA-based actor/writer. In 2017, she founded a non-profit called 'Sessions' which produces two industry showcases a year geared towards helping the industry discover new talent. When she isn't writing her next show or auditioning or on set, she is the assistant to an incredibly talented photographer, Joanna DeGeneres. Yes, it's the best actor-day-job on the planet.
Headshots After- Actors For Lunch

Headshots: After, Part III of III

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY   “That’s a wrap!” The photographer taking your headshots finally puts down their camera and you breathe a sigh of relief. You think, “I’m done!” And that’s where I, the assistant, come in to...

Headshots During- Actors For Lunch

Headshots: During, Part II of III

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY It’s 6am and guess what I’m doing today? Yup, that’s right. I’m getting my headshots done! This article isn’t just me speaking from my past #actorslife experiences, I’m going to do some firsthand reporting....

Headshots Before- Actors For Lunch

Headshots: Before, Part I of III

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY Ah, headshots! If I’ve learned anything in the last three years I’ve been assisting at Joanna DeGeneres Photography, it’s that the vast majority of actors hate getting headshots. I used to be one of...

Watching My Friends Succeed

Watching My Friends Succeed

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY A few years ago, I was dating this guy who was a struggling actor like me. He was good looking, charming, and funny and I totally fell for him. About a month into our...

Actors For Lunch- Soul

Mind, Body, Soul for the Actor- Part III

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY Who else remembers their first day in LA (or New York or Atlanta or Chicago or wherever you may be reading this from)? I remember mine pretty well. I remember staring at the palm...

Actors For Lunch- Body

Mind, Body, Soul for the Actor: Part II

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY Part 2 of my series is all about the body. 'Body' is a lot of things. It’s a balance of healthy eating and exercise and rest. We need to take care of our bodies...

Actors For Lunch

Mind, Body, Soul for the Actor: Part I

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY New year. New me. New blog. That’s my 2019 mantra, and in that vein, I’m going to kick off this week’s writing venture with a three-part series (fair warning, I LOVE three-part blogs). I’m...

5 Audition Tricks- Actors For Lunch

5 Tricks To Combating Audition Nerves

WRITTEN BY AMELIA BRANTLEY True story: One time, I was auditioning for an indie feature at CAZT on Formosa and I was so nervous, the director stopped me halfway through the audition and asked me to do it...


As a talent manager in Los Angeles, Anna Lewkowska eats, sleeps, and breathes actors. Join her as she interviews some of her industry peers over Hollywood’s favorite meal- lunch! Plus, other weekly advice and insights for the successful actor, written by Anna and other industry insiders.

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