Seth Green, Patricia Arquette, Andy Tennant, Sophia Loren and More Than 100 Others Offer an Exclusive, Intimate Look at Finding Success in the Entertainment Industry
February 18, 2015 09:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Finding the insight and encouragement needed for breaking into Hollywood – or just getting a few much appreciated words of wisdom and inspiration – is now possible like never before with the launch of Takehollywood. Takehollywood offers the most candid and unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in television and film, both in front of and behind the camera. The unique online community is highlighted by thousands of short-form video interviews revealing Hollywood veterans’ journeys to success and their advice for those hoping to break into the industry. In addition, Takehollywood members will discover countless other features that connect fans of Hollywood and immerse them in the craft of making movie and television magic.
“Takehollywood is the closest you can get to actually sitting down one-on-one with your favorite actor and having them share their trials, wins, heartaches and even funniest stories about breaking into Hollywood”
With over 3,000 videos at launch, and more added regularly, Takehollywood’s candid and extremely in-depth one-on-one conversations with actors, directors, producers, talent agents, managers, casting directors, and acting coaches – with more than 120 awards and nominations between them – are exclusive resources of inspiration and insight. Interested actors, filmmakers and movie buffs can become a member at www.takehollywood.com.
“Takehollywood is the closest you can get to actually sitting down one-on-one with your favorite actor and having them share their trials, wins, heartaches and even funniest stories about breaking into Hollywood,” said Edoardo Ponti, co-founder and chief creative officer. “Anyone who is passionate about film and television – from those who want to make movies to those who want to be in them to those who simply love watching them – can spend hours and hours with their favorite talent and film makers, and then share their own passions for Hollywood with their friends in the broader Takehollywood community.”
With new talent added to the site every week, some of the renowned names who lend their frank – and often funny, blunt and even surprising – insight include Sasha Alexander, Christina Applegate, Patricia Arquette, Tyler Blackburn, Laura Dern, Stephan Elliott, Tony Goldwyn, Seth Green, Sophia Loren, Rob Marshall, Dylan McDermott, Katherine McPhee, Michelle Monaghan, Liev Schreiber, Andy Tennant, Jenna Ushkowitz, and Robin Wright to name a few.
Other benefits and features of Takehollywood include:
A Truly Intimate Look Behind the Scenes. Hollywood insiders, filmmakers and the actors themselves reveal insider secrets, useful tips and important advice about the entertainment world.
You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry… at Takehollywood’s Original Content. Interviews and videos are only the beginning of Takehollywood’s vast content collection. The site will release free new videos each week of original video content that makes light of the stresses and rigors of breaking into Hollywood.
Learn, Share and Socialize with Others Passionate about what it takes to Break into Hollywood. Takehollywood’s online community connects users with each other, and aspiring actors and veterans to get feedback on projects, share text and pictures and increase creativity.
Inspiration… Whether you want to make movies, be in them, or simply just be inspired. Takehollywood’s profile pages offer an inspiration board feature, which allows users to upload photos and save text to revisit for creative boosts.
Inspiration is Free. Takehollywood is a free service that includes an expansive community where members can connect with others to exchange insight and experiences with an optional subscription for additional video content and bonus features.
“I always want to encourage aspiring actors to follow their dreams, but breaking into the entertainment industry can be frustrating,” said Seth Green, actor (“Austin Powers,” “Party Monster,” “The Italian Job”) and Emmy-winning co-creator/executive producer of “Robot Chicken.” “Working with a community like Takehollywood lets me share my experiences and hopefully inspire the next generation of Hollywood greats. Don’t give up!”
Takehollywood is a unique social media and online learning platform that brings aspiring entertainers and film enthusiasts together to share experiences and receive guidance from industry professionals who have built successful careers. Co-founded by Edoardo Ponti, Sylvain Perret and Sasha Alexander, Takehollywood was created as an inspirational online community for the entertainment industry. More information on Takehollywood can be found at www.takehollywood.com, and on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Mobli.