Your Host

Chi Muoi Lo 

For over 30 years now, Chi has been acting, writing, directing, producing, and managing. He owns production company Black Hawk Entertainment, Inc. and management company Allen Edelman Management. His clients include Karen Malina White, Steven Krueger, Tyler Christopher and Richard Whiten.

For far too long, actors have been spending too much time and money learning how to build their craft. Yet, most still do not know how to actually break into the business, maintain longevity in it, and use the industry's secrets to their advantage. Chi has always known this travesty needed to be fixed. This is why he created Mastering the Business of Acting to be affordable and accessible to anyone who needs it. In this series, Chi addresses all those missing pieces you've been looking for. 

After viewing this series, his hope is that people who are on the fence about getting into acting will quickly find the answer they’re looking for, and those destined for this business will be guided tremendously towards success.  

The Experts

You'll get the chance to hear these industry professionals provide unique insights on the acting business. 

John Frank Levey

4-time Emmy Award Winner ER, Westwing, 3rd Watch, Shameless

Todd Eisner

Agent with A3 Artists Agency, APA, Innovative Award Winning

Karen Molina White

Actress: Proud Family, Proud Family: Prouder & Louder, Mom, Malcolm & Eddy, Lean on Me

Nancy Hower

Director: Startrek Voyager, Suddenly Susan, Teachers, The Sentinel

What We Cover

Watch some of the highlights for vital topics we discuss in the series. 

50 Questions About The Business
The “Age” Question
How to Market Yourself
All About Casting: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Director and Producer’s POV

Other Topics 

Click Here to See the Full Episode Outline
  • Child Actors - Episode II
  • The Value of A Good Coach - Episode III
  • 3 Ways to Get your SAG/AFTRA Card - Episode IV
  • In-depth Look at Studio and Network Testing - Episode VII
  • The Best Time to Meet Casting Directors - Episode VII

What People Are Saying


Steven Krueger

(The Originals, Yellowjackets, Roswell: New Mexico)

Chi has been my manager for over 10 years and has been a huge factor in the development of my career. One thing about him stands out from the rest. He cares deeply about my success. His commitment to my career is unparalleled and he will stop at nothing to make sure that I achieve everything I've set out to in this business. He doesn't give up and he makes sure you don't either. Nothing is more important in a manager than that trait.

Tyler Christopher

(Emmy Award-Winning Lead Actor - General Hospital, Into the West, Days of Our Lives)

Chi was the director who launched me into film acting. I had never performed in front of a single camera and was terrified. Despite my fear and inexperience, instead of coddling me like a rookie he taught me the nuances of the craft thus allowing me to thrive on screen. He taught me the power of subtlety in my work. Through his guidance I was proud of what I saw on the big screen and as a result became convinced that all the sacrifices I made to become an actor were worth it. I’m baffled that we both have thrived in the business for this long and how much knowledge and secrets he has acquired.

Peter Markle

(Director - Bat 21, Flight 93, Youngblood)

I directed Chi in the film Faith of My Fathers. Chi was [John MacCain’s] principal tormentor in prison and gave the role such a definitive take on resentment and evil that he dominated every scene he was in. His suggestions were all taken and hit the perfect pitch. He was a big part of the team that contributed to the film being nominated for 4 Emmys.

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