Let’s talk for a second about your acting career!


We all know there are changes going on right now in the acting business.

In a word: We’ve gone digital. What does this mean for those of us in the Grand Canyon  state? It means an almost unprecedented access to out of market auditions!!!(If your demo reel is looking sharp, it makes a world of sense to start using websites like Mandy.com, ActorsAccess and CastingNetworks to find yourself work in and out of your market!)

But let’s say you just decide to operate in Arizona. Hey…that’s wonderful! It may not be LA, but there are still tons of opportunities happening every week in Arizona! Here’s just a few of the bookings between September and now from our studio staff and students!

Studio director Matthew and his wife Leeann Dearing booked a (soon to air) National PetSmart Commercial, part of their holiday commercial series. Keep your eyes open for the two of them (starring along side a friendly Santa Clause)!

Matthew and Leeann also booked a commercial for Safeguard Home Security, with their nephew (Dearing student and Leighton Agency talent) Quinten Murrieta!

The Dearings also booked a role in a shoot for Hi Tech Doctors, along with Dearing Acting Studio students Isley Seabrooke, Angelina Mann and Keegan Murrieta.

Matthew Dearing also booked a job hosting a local TV show focusing on natural medicine and illness prevention! He also booked a commercial for Sophos software, airing out of market soon!

Leeann was thrilled to be back to work for NBS/Keane as a print model! See her on their homepage now at https://www.springcm.com. She also booked a commercial for “Taco Time”, filming at the end of November! She also booked an upcoming shoot for University of Phoenix. Lastly, she booked a spot for Nova Homeloans, filming in the coming weeks!

Our students are also taking names in the audition world!

Former student of Matthew Dearing, Josh McDermitt, recently landed a series regular role on “The Walking Dead”! McDermitt, an alum of the sitcom “Retired at 35” will play Eugene, a former science teacher in the series.

Watch for more of Josh in the coming months!

Dearing student Gavin Wilson recently booked another huge print ad for Gymboree, and a commercial for Mattel toys! I gotta tell you…we love seeing Gavin’s face every time we’re shopping in the mall. This young man’s work ethic is incredible, and more success is coming for him!


Bryce Briggs, Dearing Acting Studio member, booked a Peter Pieper Pizza Commercial! No surprise. Bryce’s personality and talent truly make him shine in the audition room! You’ve got star quality, Bryce!

Suzanne Aslam, Dearing Acting Studio student and former Miss Arab USA also booked an AZ Lottery Commercial! This powerhouse actress beat out LA talent for this coveted job. Way to rock, Mrs. Aslam!

And the bookings don’t stop! Students MaryAnne Williamson and Sedona Feretto booked roles in the upcoming web series “Solipism”. Anna Harr is starring in the upcoming feature “Bedlam Stories” (www.BedlamStories.com) . She was featured in local publication “AZ Filmmaker” for her outstanding work as a young actress! There are many more students working right now on films, commercials, television shows and web series!