Dangerous Choices in Performance | Joseph Pearlman


“You cannot please and create at the same time.”


Want to make bigger and bolder choices, but feel massive resistance when thinking about “putting yourself out there”? You know deep down that committed decisions and a more powerful resolve will cultivate more dynamic energy in your work, but you are unsure how to get there. Today we are joined by one of LA’s top acting coaches, Joseph Pearlman, who teaches us why the “secret sauce” is committing to your unique personality and making dangerous choices.


 Connect with Joseph: https://www.josephpearlman.com/




  • What is the difference between a choice and a dangerous choice?
  • Honoring your personality and making things “your flavor”
  • Dealing with criticism and standing up for yourself




Joseph Pearlman is a celebrity acting coach and owner of Pearlman Acting Academy (PAA). Voted “Best Acting Studio & Coach” in L.A., Joseph helps actors launch their careers faster, guarantees audition wins, wins series leads before they go to casting, and reaches award-level performances on set. PAA offers the most advanced next-level scene study and on-camera audition technique training in the industry for celebrity actors to beginners. From Hollywood via Zoom to anywhere in the world. 

Joseph collaborates with Amazon Studios weekly to help bring their film and TV performances to award-level. Joseph also coaches presenters for all the major award ceremonies, including the Oscars, Emmys, Grammys, Golden Globes, and Independent Spirit Awards.

Some of Joseph's clients include Amazon Studios, Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions, Amy Adams, Zooey Deschanel, HBO, AMC, TED Talks, Iliza Shlesinger (NETFLIX, comedian), Sian Clifford (Emmy nominated for Fleabag), Eugene Simon (Game of Thrones), Julian Sands, Alex MacNicoll (Transparent), Skylar Grey (5-time Grammy nominee), Sherri Shepherd (30 Rock), and many others.



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