meet our team.

TOMMY BEARDMORE  / Founder

Tommy presents the majority of the content for the course and co-hosts our podcast Before The Break. Credits include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Chicago PD, Shameless, and BULL.
Best Actor Award Winner (ARFF), Actor of the Year (TAFF), and the Rising Star Award (Canada Intl Film Fest), Tommy has followed his dream for over 20 years. He is a graduate of The Second City Conservatory, Artistic Home, iO Chicago, and Purdue University (Outstanding Alumni in Film Award). He lives in LA and NYC with his 2 dogs and his beautiful wife Natasha. Speaking of...

NATASHA COPPOLA-SHALOM  / VP Operations

Natasha is an integral part of Working Actor Pro and primarily handled the Agent Genie North America & UK. As an actress, her film 'Extra Innings' won Best Feature Film at the 2019 Manhattan Film Festival. She was selected to be a part of the Talent Corner at the 69th Cannes Festival. Natasha trained at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, and received her BA (honors) Acting from London's Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.

NIKKI ZENDER-WIETECHA Head of Marketing, Social Media Manager

 
Nikki is behind all our social media engagement. She studied Visual Arts and became a cinematographer and camera operator for broadcast television. This led her to the Casting world working with the powerhouse Paonessa Talent Agency. Nikki is a published author and helped write parts of the course! She lives in Switzerland with her loving husband Mateusz and her dog Ollie.
 

HUMZA SYED Lead Editor, Black Rock Pictures

 
With backgrounds and experiences in the arts, science, and engineering, Humza is creating holistic and engaging work that strives for one thing - connection. Film is an art form that innately generates empathy, and creating an artist-audience relationship is a powerful link that allows for communication through all sorts of media. He works alongside Zac Milano and Logan Lloyd to deliver content of the highest quality.