Simply the finest actor organization I have ever seen. I have been a guest speaker many times and have found talented actors who have eventually become clients of mine.

– David Ziff (V.P. Commerical Department – CESD, LA)

Maggie Grace

Maggie Grace
(Taken Trilogy)

Oka

Masi Oka
(Hawaii 5-0, Hereos)

Naomi

Naomi Grossman
(American Horror Story)

Christopher Gorham

Christopher Gorham
(Lincoln Lawyer, Ugly Betty)

Merrin

Merrin Dungey
(Shining Vale, King of Queens)

David

David Meunier
(The Equalizer, Justified)

Chelsey Crisp

Chelsey Crisp
(Fresh Off The Boat)

Tamara

Tamara Braun
(General Hospital)

Kurt

Kurt Ela
(Side Hustle)

Elaine

Elaine Loh
(Dynasty, Gossip Girl)

Mark Gantt

Mark Gantt
(Oceans 11, The Bannen Way)

Jennifer

Jennifer Marsala
(Taken, Homeland)

Roxana

Roxana Ortega
(Archer, The Casagrandes)

Amir Talai

Amir Talai
(American Dad, Harold & Kumar)

Shelly

Shelley Dennis
(The Conners, Sestra Sestra)

Ron

Ron Hanks
(Chef Swap, Golden California)

Kevin E. West

Founder
Kevin E. West

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.

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!

Amazing SuppleMENTAL Healthcare Benefits
(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!
PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!
UNION actors 20% off! – ONLY $31.20 per mo.
Amazing SuppleMENTAL
Healthcare Benefits

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!

In The Moment: Acting, Art and Life

In The Moment: Acting, Art and Life

Anthony Meindl interviews Kevin E. West for Welcome to In the Moment’s SAG Strike Episode where Anthony chats with actor and SAG AFTRA Negotiating Committee Member Kevin E. West...

The actors strike, an existential battle! We are joined by Kevin E. West, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating committee & veteran actor (Lost, Criminal Minds, Bones).

The actors strike, an existential battle!

Christina Jeurling Birro wrote; On July 14th, more than 160,000 actors joined the screenwriters, on strike since May, for the first dual strike since the 1960s. We are joined by Kevin E. West, member of the SAG-AFTRA negotiating & organizing committees, author, and founder of The Actor’s Network...

Actors & writers take on powerful Hollywood execs & studios!

Actors & writers take on powerful Hollywood execs & studios!

Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show...

Amazing SuppleMENTAL Healthcare Benefits
(8) Tele-Mental Health sessions
per issue / $0 Co-Pay!
PLUS Vision, Dental, RX &
Alternative Coverage!
UNION actors 20% off! – ONLY $31.20 per mo.
Amazing SuppleMENTAL
Healthcare Benefits

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!