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Becoming... Actress, Filmmaker, and Coach Chantal Maurice ("Greys Anatomy," "Queen Sugar," "The Blacklist," "Blue Bloods")

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Chantal Maurice is an award-winning actress & filmmaker. She has booked roles on over 15 Television shows including P-Valley, Queen Sugar, Blue Bloods, Quantico, The Blacklist, & more. She most recently guest starred as Rashida Flowers, a lively social media influencer suffering from Kidney Failure on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy. Some of her film credits include: “Christmas DejaVu” Starring Loretta Devine and “Holiday Heartbreak'' featuring LisaRaye McCoy.
With 2 short films under her belt, Chantal is also an award-winning screenwriter & filmmaker. Her first short film, "Edge of Harmony" follows the journey of Harmony Bessler, a troubled Jazz singer in the 1930s. Edge of Harmony was accepted into 8 film festivals around the U.S. and won the award of Best Musical Drama at the 2018 Cutting Room International Short Film Festival in NYC.
Chantal is also the Founder & CEO of CoStar Coaching - Atlanta's premiere Empowerment & Resource Hub for Actors. CoStar Coaching provides virtual & in-person audition coaching, career consultations, self-tape services, and acting classes.
CoStar Coaching was designed to empower actors of all levels to unleash and strengthen their talents and skills to Slay their Auditions and BOOK the job.
In this episode, we talk about:
• The pros and cons of the Atlanta market that may surprise you (definitely surprised me)
• Defining what is uniquely her, all the way from how she booked her first job
• How her corporate job in NY made her really unhappy and how she couldn’t audition
• How infuriating it is that schools don’t cover the business of acting
• How she started being called the Co Star Queen
• Her reluctance to teach because ‘does someone like Angela Bassett coach actors?’ and how she helped define her purpose
• The difficult decision to move to Atlanta after an accident
• Three bookings in Atlanta propelled her career and confirmed her move
• The story behind booking a recurring Guest Star on Grey’s Anatomy
• Tips for people wanting to book Co-Stars and those wanting to book Guest Stars
• Tips for validating yourself and doing things in fear
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