Project Description


Berg Studios is excited to announce the next session of our popular class Mastermind: The Business of Acting. An eight-week program starting in September!

Mastermind is designed to help you hold yourself (and your classmates) accountable for your career goals and growth. It is a place for actors to learn about and share their experiences and information about how to further their careers and navigate the entertainment industry. With this newly enhanced program, you will become clearer about your goals and set up a path to success! The Mastermind group is moderated by Gigi Bermingham, an acclaimed LA actor who has years of experience facilitating Mastermind groups.

Students who join Mastermind are assigned to either the Monday or Tuesday weekly sessions. During the 8 weeks, you will determine your career goals (long-term, medium-term, and short-term), understand your job as a business owner (whose business is YOU), figure out what’s still needed in your toolkit, and create a plan of action and weekly task list. You will develop professional habits as you continue to expand your talents and market yourself as an actor.

Those who are further along in their careers may progress to the monthly group at the instructor’s discretion. The monthly group meets one Wednesday per month.

Mastermind participants may be partnered with another student in their group, working in pairs for greater accountability, and all classes are capped at 8 participants, assuring that everyone gets substantial time and attention.

From Bailey S.

The Mastermind group led by Gigi has been invaluable for the development of my career. On a monthly basis, the provided accountability and insights allow me to consistently reach new heights in my creative life and business. I would tell any serious actor to get into Mastermind and stay in Mastermind. I would not be where I am today—a working actor—without it.

from Kevin D.

Since I started working with Gigi and my fellow actors in Mastermind, I’ve signed with a manager and bi-coastal representation and have begun working extensively in theater in New York and LA while auditioning for film and television. The class is a great forum for exploring the details of working as an actor in an ever-changing industry.

from Rachel D.

Since participating in the program, I have stunning professional headshots, a high-quality reel, acting credits and an agent. I made progress quickly and efficiently thanks to Gigi’s 30 years of experience in the business and the support, resources, and accountability of my peers. I HIGHLY recommend Gigi’s Mastermind program to new and experienced actors alike!

Here are some reasons to join a Mastermind Group while building your acting business:

Community – You’ll be a part of an exclusive community at Berg Studios that supports one another in the Business of Acting. Your peers become your confidants because what’s shared in the group remains confidential.

Advisement – Once you are involved in a mastermind, that feeling of “being alone” while running your business will diminish. You’ll have the support of each other.

Collaboration – The group works together, collaboratively, to achieve more. Witnessing your peers make strides becomes an inspiration for you to do the same.

Networking – Extend your network! Knowledge and information do not exist in a bubble. The group is a brain trust of valuable shared information.

New Ideas – by interacting and sharing your challenges, it’s almost certain that someone in your mastermind will have a solution for you and you may also be able to offer a solution, connection, or tactic to help another in the group.

When: Tuesday Group: 8 AM to 10 AM PST – September 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th. October 4th, 11th, 18th, and 25th.

When: Tuesday Group: 8 AM to 10 AM PST – September 7th, 14th, 20, and 27th. October 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th.

Where: Online!

Cost: $250 student rate / $300 non-student rate