"Jeff’s career overhaul session is a must. He gives you the truths of the business while instructing you on how you can market yourself in a way that will get casting directors, agents, and managers to see you. Jeff’s 30 plus years in the business creates a no-pulled-punches environment, but still nurtures your talent. The scene readings are a blast and he carefully chooses scenes that encourage your strengths. Jeff’s a vital person to know in this industry and, further more, a great mentor and coach."
"I don't know how to explain my experience without gushing on in random run on sentences....and being like JUST DO IT...if you're on the fence. DO IT, it's the best thing you'll do. I feel like I need to talk to these people in person to really convey the importance .....BUT I gave it a go! Take some, all, none, up to you. Prior to meeting with Jeff for the two-hour career overhaul, I had long been conscious of my increasing uncertainty about multiple aspects of my career, and being new to LA, I wasn't sure where to begin in terms of the industry out here vs NYC. I can honestly say that as I left the meeting, I have never been more focused, determined and clear about the steps I need to take to reach the next level....not to mention I've never been more glad about spending money on anything (it is beyond worth it and then some). Jeff is SO thorough and generous with his time. You won't feel rushed at all as he makes it a point to go over EVERYTHING about you and your career. There wasn't a stone left unturned. And he gave me multiple amazing new sides I'm actually ecstatic about (a rarity). I had such a wonderful, motivating, eye-opening time in the consultation. Jeff isn't afraid to be tough and honest with you while still being kind and generous. The warmest most appreciated kick in the butt I've had! The only regret I have is that I didn't sign up before now (seriously). Jeff is Magic."
"Jeff was amazing! For the first time in my career, I feel like I have direction. He really took his time, got to know me, and we found a clear path and steps to take, which makes me feel more empowered!"
Noelle P. Wilson
"I’ve been in this business for over half my life and have had many consultations along the way. Jeff blew my mind! His generosity of time and spirit were priceless. We spent hours together – hours! He didn’t just tell me I needed new photos and bark suggestions at me. He asked me intelligent questions about my journey as a person and an actor – how I got to where I am today. He went through my materials with a fine toothcomb, meticulously helping me tweak everything. And just when I thought we were out of time, we spent another hour reading copy and finding the most perfect scenes to show the world what I do best. He was honest and tough, but from the most compassionate place of wanting me to present my own golden ticket to this industry and the world. And the genuine excitement he brought to the entire process is an anomaly for this business. I cannot wait to do my homework, have a follow-up, and watch it all come together because I trust that he has given me all I need to head down the most successful of paths."
"I recently had a career consultation with Jeff, and boy was I impressed and inspired! I went in really just trying to find out my type and he helped me realize so much more about what I needed to know and could be doing to help myself further along. He was very blunt and I liked and appreciated it. I immediately felt like I could trust his word because he wasn't beating around any bushes. His vibe and energy was very welcoming, I felt comfortable as soon as I stepped in the room. I left there feeling way more confident and prepared. More motivated than I have been in a while! Now I have a clear idea and plan and it's just what I needed! I couldn't recommend Jeff and AGR more!"
"The very first thing I noticed about Jeff was his positive energy. He has an innate talent for understanding actors and finding their unique abilities. Being a good listener, Jeff created the space for me to look at my goals, set priorities, and develop a plan for action. He was remarkably supportive and compassionate, yet skillfully adept in helping me identify and focus on what is important to me as an actor, what obstacles stand in my way, and what next steps I need to take in the direction of accomplishing my goals. I was surprised to find myself muttering: 'well that certainly was a worthwhile investment in myself'!"
"I was looking forward to meeting with Jeff since I moved to LA four months ago. The webinars I attended with AGR for over a year convinced me that his ability as a career coach would be invaluable to me as I pursued my lifelong dream. In person, I found Jeff's extensive experience in the business from acting to casting to management gave him a keen acumen to 'size me up' as an actor and subsequently develop a realistic action plan that I believe is attainable through focus and work. He gave me a detailed 'to do' list, of which I plan to check off one by one. He selected sides that flowed effortlessly for me, helping me to find that authenticity I crave as an actor. Jeff brought out the best in me. He has a gift! I look forward to working with him more and traveling this journey with him as a guide. I know I could not do it alone. I am so grateful to AGR, and specifically Jen and Jeff, for creating this amazing network."
"Meeting with Jeff Mitchell for my Career Overhaul consultation has been an essential step for me. Not only did I come away super-charged and ready for my next steps in the industry, I walked away with a fully designed strategy of how to get where I want to go. I'm grateful for Jeff's professionalism and his insider tips to help tailor my materials to the best they could possibly be. For any actor who feels stuck or needs to have a fresh perspective from someone who knows the business inside and out, set up a consult with Jeff. NOW."
"I had my consultation with Jeff and it was the best investment I ever made. We explored ways to market myself to give me the best opportunity for being called in. Jeff has a wonderful personality, understands the business, and truly listened to me. We went over my headshots, reel, website, Actors Access page, you name it. We practiced sides and discussed various shows that are right for my type. We talked about everything under the sun that would benefit me. Not only did I have a great time, but I learned a lot. I am truly happy that I had this opportunity and I now have a better understanding of what I need to do moving forward. Thank you so much for being a gem in this industry, Jeff!"
" 'That was the BEST $250 I ever spent!' Thank you so much for your insights, your great energy, and sage advice! Your passion for acting is contagious and I really appreciate the extra time you spent with me. Now that I have a solid course of action to take, I feel renewed and psyched to get going!"
Elizabeth Dalla Betta
"I came to my consultation loaded with questions and concerns about the industry, most of which I ended up not needing to discuss. Jeff clears the air at the beginning focussing on essentials. What tools (castingshot -- you'll learn what that means!, video, etc.) do you have to offer as an actor? Are they effective, strong, and clear? Jeff genuinely cares that you present yourself well and find material that works for you. As a mentor, he's won't pull punches. He's generous with his advice and encouragement. Can't wait to return for a follow up consultation with 'okay, I have meetings with these offices now, let's take it to the next level'."
"My relationship with the Actor’s Green Room (AGR) was born out of my first phone conversation with AGR Consultant Jeff Mitchell in late December of 2014. Jeff was passionate about articulating his point of view to me, based on his experiences. When I began shortly thereafter to work with Jeff in one-on-one coaching sessions, that same enthusiasm for helping others I had experienced during our phone conversation proved in person to be equally authentic. Jeff has made it a point these past several months to understand me, gradually and organically, as an actor and as a person and has become a mentor for me in the truest sense of the word. Not only does his acumen for the craft of acting inform his ability to give me valuable technical advice but, as well, Jeff coaches me on how I can personally interact with casting directors (before and after performing) so that my very best self is put forward. The scripts/sides he secures for me enable me to do memorable work on camera and before casting directors at AGR workshops. The growth I have made as an actor while working with Jeff is beyond measure."
Alana de Freitas
"I am so happy I signed up for a Career Overhaul session with Jeff Mitchell. He provided me with some honest feedback on my headshots and demo reel, and helped me to narrow down my type. He reviewed the material I had been using in workshops (which didn't suit my type), and provided me with numerous other options to best present myself. We work-shopped these until I found something I was comfortable with. I now feel like I have a solid plan of attack moving forward. A very comprehensive session, and I can't wait to meet with him again to keep furthering my career!"
"After my career consultation with Jeff, I felt like I had gained so much knowledge and knew exactly what I needed to do, in order to get to where I needed to be. I came to Jeff from the UK and, therefore, my situation was not straightforward. But Jeff still had all the answers for me! And I walked away with a massive sense of understanding and above all else, enjoyment! If you are considering a career consultation I would say 100% go for it, not matter where you are in your career, as there is so much to be gained! Thanks so much Jeff!"
"I just had a consultation with Jeff Mitchell and I haven't felt this inspired about my career in a long while. Jeff has the knowledge and the insight that I needed and knew I could trust. He helped clear away a lot of the unknowns that have held me back in the past. Perhaps even more importantly, he lit a fire in me that I have been missing. I left that meeting not only feeling motivated, but possessing a clear plan of action that I am implementing to take my career to the next level. I could not recommend him more!"
"I was looking for someone vetted in the industry, that I could trust to authentically see me and help me focus my type into all areas of my marketing arsenal. I wanted my headshots, material, website, listing sites, resume and training to all come together in a neat, sellable package that I could pitch to the right people. Jeff not only has the resume to back him and the right connections, but he also has the experienced eye to see where you fit in this business and the tools you need to "get in the club." I happily left my consultation with actionable steps and material to set myself up for wins! On top of that, I feel like I have an honest, wonderful, accessible person rooting for me in my corner."
"Jeff re-ignited the fire in me, I have the confidence and now the determination to keep going. Now I feel, with a bit more direction and new found energy with a more mature me, like a better actress. I'm moving forward with the plan."
"Jeff Mitchell was absolutely wonderful to work with when reviewing all my materials. He was honest yet warm and is a really great listener. I felt empowered right after our session and confident that I have a strategy in place. He had some great insights into casting and I left with sides for my type which was what I needed. I can't wait to work with Jeff again!"
"I went to Jeff after a period of feeling like a lost puppy in this industry. I’d put in the time and work to train in my craft and read every column, blog, email blast, and book I could get my hands on about the business side of the industry. I still felt lost. This is the first time I’ve ever felt somebody saw me for who I was and was actively working on “getting me”. He didn’t just look at my headshot and resume and critique it. He asked me questions, read scenes with me, and had a genuine conversation about what I needed to focus on to take my career to the next level. He knows the business and he knows the craft. And he has a knack for pinpointing your strengths and weaknesses. I finally feel like I have a clearer, personalized path of steps to follow and someone to check-in with along the way. I walked out of our meeting feeling excited about my career again. I needed that."
Anna Megan Becker
"Like most actors, my move to Los Angeles was initially overwhelming. I left my acting teachers and audition coaches in NYC and didn't know who to work with on the west coast. Out of sheer luck, I found Jeff Mitchell online through the Actor's Green Room in a rush to get an audition on tape during pilot season. Not only is Jeff incredibly talented and a truly amazing acting coach, but he is a genuinely nice person who really wanted me to do well and book the job. As my go to mentor, he makes the absolute most out of our sessions; I am 100% more confident about my material after I leave the room following his whole hearted coaching and guidance. Jeff always follows up with me as he really cares about his clients and is sincerely invested in their success. Jeff Mitchell is an absolute pleasure to work with and I look forward to our next session!"
"I just had an amazing experience with Jeff Mitchell of the Actor's Green Room in L.A. I found out from my agent that we needed a taped audition to submit, but I was out of town. I knew that Jeff provided this service, and I contacted him via his website and almost immediately heard back from him. We arranged a shoot time, and I came to his office where he had everything set up in advance. I felt comfortable, confident, and like I could really be myself the whole time I was with working with him. His coaching was not only dead-on, but he enabled and empowered me to have fun while we were taping. He knew exactly which takes worked and in what order they should be presented, and was so generous with his time. After we were done, he sent everything to my agent, so I didn't have to worry about anything after I left. We taped and submitted that audition on Friday night. Saturday I emailed my agent to make sure he'd received it, and Sunday I got an email back from him saying that he absolutely loved my audition tape, and that the client had even emailed him to say my audition tape was the best one he'd seen yet. I couldn't have done it without him. Thank you, Jeff!!"