Martin Bentsen has been featured in:
"I've got my resume, I'm about to get my headshots, I'm about to enroll in class... now what?"
"Acting class was a world of make-believe, a safe space where I could breathe life into characters and live completely in the moment. It was all about performance, about becoming someone else.
But stepping into the real world, trying to turn my passion into a paid profession... everything changed.
Suddenly, I'm confronted with the 'business' side of acting, which seems like a different beast entirely:
I'm struggling to understand how to make myself stand out in a sea of submissions, hoping to catch the eye of a casting director who's sifting through thousands of eager actors just like me.
Self-tapes and auditions have become a necessary evil, tasks that feel like they're sucking the joy out of what should be an exciting journey.
Even if I make it to callbacks, the pressure is immense. How do I set myself apart from the other equally talented finalists?
And the most daunting part? I'm still at step zero. I've just managed to get my headshots done, but what's next? How do I even get to the stage of being invited to auditions when I'm not sure where to start?
Should I enroll in another acting class? Do I need different headshots? Is it time to invest in a reel, even though I hardly have any footage?
The biggest question looming over me is... how do I know if any of these steps will make a real difference?
My dream of an acting career feels like it's turned into a never-ending series of fixes and attempts to crack a code I don't have a clue about... and even after all these fixes, I'm still feeling lost and stuck at the starting line."
Tyrone L. Robinson - Getting clear on his Brand helped him get to Broadway.
"I’ve been working as an actor for almost 2 decades and had been wanting to perform on Broadway for almost seven years. I did a branding and career consultation with a well-known business of acting coach a few years ago but it didn't help, so I was skeptical.
Would Martin's material be any different?
YES. His unique Brand/Type process combined with my training and experience in the industry unlocked something that helped me book several jobs back-to-back... including my Broadway debut!
Martin has something very special to offer actors, and I can’t recommend him highly enough.”
– Tyrone L. Robinson, professional actor
Hi, I'm Martin Bentsen and I believe EVERY actor deserves a shot.
You might have seen me speak at NYU, Actor's Connection, or The Actor's Green Room. Or you might have taken headshots at my #1 Yelp and Google rated photography company called City Headshots.
I've had the opportunity to work with tens of thousands of actors since 2009 when I started, and every day, actors ask me if I know what they should do to book more work.
I've realized that most actors are so busy earning a living, paying their bills, training, and performing, that they have ZERO time to figure out how to position themselves properly so they start booking more jobs.
Well, after YEARS of working with so many different actors (at all different levels in their careers), I've come to a simple conclusion:
But it all starts with creating...
A Brand You're Proud Of is my three-part video course designed to help you uncover your Types and build a Brand you love.
In just two hours from now, you could be crystal clear on your Types and Brand – this program does NOT require you to ask random people on the street "how they see you" or wait ages to figure out your Type-specific "booking ratios" in the industry.
Access A Brand You're Proud Of online instantly, from anywhere in the world.
I've designed this as an easy-to-access video course you can go through from the comfort of your own home as soon as today, or whenever you're ready.
Plus, you get lifetime access so you can come back whenever needed to review the material – either this year, next year, or two decades from now.
A Layout of the Course:
A Brand You're Proud Of is broken into three modules. Check out the breakdown below to learn what the program includes:
Module 1: Mind Reading
Milly Figuereo - Getting clear on her Brand made networking WAY easier.
"I have worked as a full-time actor for the past 8+ years. I have had a good amount of success - national SAG commercials, supporting roles in independent films, long time representation... However, I did not have a clear picture of my Brand, my Type or even my Why, and I didn't have an idea of what was working and what wasn't.
Through your process, I am now completely clear on my Brand and Types and I understand how to use this knowledge to get to where I want to be.
I have created new and more appropriate marketing materials and even a website. I produced new footage for my reel. I have even used my Brand to strengthen my relationship with my agent and am finding it much easier to connect with Casting Directors. I am so grateful to have found Martin Bentsen. I pass his information along to any and all of my actor friends who want to succeed."
– Milly Figuereo, professional actress
Ashley Davis - Getting clear on her Brand helped her land her dream job.
"As a new actor, I didn't know what made me any different from all the other actors out there. But just a few months after I got clear on my Brand, I landed my dream job! I decided to focus my Brand on comedy and ran with it for my new headshots.
I now work at Shadowbox Live in Columbus, Ohio. It’s steady work where I sing rock n' roll and act in sketch comedies. It’s an open-ended contract, so ironically your Branding process and the headshots I took based on that Brand were so good that I never had to use them to find more auditions because I found my professional home.
– Ashley Davis, professional actress
More Kind Words
"This is by far THE BEST program I've come across on branding. MIND BLOWN. Thank you."
"I just got a manager AND booked my first paid acting gig since discovering my Brand. Thank you!! Figuring out my Brand made it easier for me to make a website, and by clarifying what I bring and how unique I am, I am now getting new opportunities."
"You make it so simple to 'step-by-step' tackle in a logical way something I find overwhelming. I have just rebranded myself, or at least tweaked my Brand. I sincerely appreciate this."
"LOVED this!!! THANK YOU! Types I came up with – #1-Edgy, Business Pro, #2-Punky Mom Sexy Rockstar, #3-Love Interest, Leading Lady, #4-Sexy Powerhouse Boss, CEO. Fun and SO HELPFUL! Honestly, THANK YOU – this process has been invaluable for me to figure this out!!"
"Hello Martin, just wanted to let you know that I have gotten a supporting role in a short film and wanted to thank you for all of your help with branding. I feel more confident when I submit to NYC Agents and managers because now my resume isn’t just training. Thanks again!"
"This program has helped me to understand a lot about the necessity and requirement for branding and selling my type. I am learning how to present myself as a serious and more professional artist so as to be viewed more favourably and given consideration in a very competitive industry."
"This was a really great program. It was so comprehensive and the idea that you're not necessarily limited by your Brand (or that you should limit yourself) is important to self-actualization and motivation."
"Your advice on how to have your headshot, demo reel, and website all in alignment with your brand was immensely helpful to me. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Martin!!!"
"Martin's strategy on branding was SO helpful and insightful! His strategy opened many doors even during the pandemic – I've gotten more auditions than usual and also booked a pilot! I highly recommend taking this program."