- How to of creating and maintaining a professional career.
- Bofshever helps actors gain the skills, beyond talent, required to succeed
- He has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry and does a terrific job of sharing that knowledge.
- Moderator / Host
Michael Bofshever, creator and moderator of the Journey of the Working Actor, combines years of wisdom from being a working actor with his knowledge of the acting process, honed during years of teaching, to inform and enlighten aspiring actors about the “how to” of creating and maintaining a professional career. Bofshever inspires actors with practical information that is useful in the worlds of film, television, and stage. By demystifying the journey, Bofshever helps actors gain the skills, beyond talent, required to succeed.
“We learn how to make a living via recognizable examples of people who do it, and you leave the audience with the sense that being a working actor is something real and attainable and even, dare I say, normal. Your seminars take acting down off the pedestal, remove the haze and fear and make an acting career possible. You are giving a great gift to actors.”
“A resounding success. His enthusiasm and great insights offered our members fresh inspiration, and a wealth of new options in their approach to succeeding as professional performers.”
“Michael Bofshever consistently puts together a wonderful panel of performers and leads a powerful and informative discussion on the realities of pursuing a career as an actor. He has extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry and does a terrific job of sharing that knowledge.”
“Michael, you ask the best questions!” Hillary Swank, Academy Award Winner, Best Actress, “Million Dollar Baby”, Michael intertviews Kevin Bacon
“Mr. Bofshever has further used his moderating skills as an adept interviewer of some of the most creative and celebrated individuals in the profession. Bofshever engages accomplished artists in provocative discussions on their work, career and lives. Actors enjoy being interviewed by Michael because he understands the process, is keenly aware of both the artistic and business sides of acting and engages them in a conversation that is always fresh.”
Michael interviews Laura Dern, Helen Mirren, Diane Lane, Jonathan Winters*, Jim Sheridan, Tom Bosley*, David Carradine*, Joel Surnow writer/creator “24”, Josh Schwartz writer/creator “TheOC”, Florence Henderson*, Debbie Manwiller casting director “24”, Laura Dern *
Cast of “The Woodsman: Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Benjamin Bratt
Cast of “Cold Case”: Kathryn Morris, John Finn, Daniel Pino, Jeremy Ratchford, Tom Barry, Cast of “Sideways”: Paul Giamatti, Sandra Oh, Thomas Hayden Church, Virginia Madsen, Cast of “Kinsey”: Liam Neeson, Laura Linney, Peter Sarsgaard, Lynn Redgrave, John Lithgow
Cast of “The Closer” Kyra Sedgwick, Jeff Daniels * Christine Lahti, Hilary Swank, Jeff Bridges, Kevin Bacon*, Tippi Hedren*, Julian Fellowes writer/director “Separate Lies”, Jonathan Winters
“Michael is a welcomed, reliable and much called upon moderator by the studio and network publicists showcasing their projects. He’s been a godsend during the busy “Award Season” and a mainstay throughout the rest of the year.”
Books by Michael Bofshever