Success Stories

From Our Clients

Laura MacDonald

Before working with Aaron, I was overwhelmed by the business of the entertainment industry and felt like I was never doing enough. I have now solidified what I want from my career and put systems and structure into place which have led to a measurable feeling of accomplishment and creative fulfillment, not to mention bookings. As a team, we explored the work happening in Vancouver, what we each uniquely offer and how to foster relationships with our community. I can’t recommend this class more, and am looking forward to where the work will take me next, thanks ABC!

Romuald Hivert

I believe The ABC with Aaron Hutchinson is essential for all actors looking to make a career out of acting.  He not only showed me the “Business Management” side of the industry, but my passion for the craft has been renewed.  The result, I’m booking more acting work and finally producing my short film!  Thank you ABC!!

Kate Isaac

Working with Aaron at the ABC has monumentally changed my approach to my acting career, goal setting, accountability and financial planning. To say that my life has received an overhaul is an understatement. Before starting with the ABC I had so many ideas, with little or no direction on how to achieve an outcome. I now have the tools I need to plan for success and the business savvy to take responsibility for my career. I cannot recommend this course highly enough. Thank you Aaron!

Jeff Craigen

I’ve bounced from acting class to acting class, without really thinking about the business behind being an actor. After working with Aaron, I’ve created a game a plan for my career that has led to the largest opportunities and bookings of my career to date. As well, I now have the systems and strategies to continue pushing my business to the next level. Aaron is a very smart actor, and businessman who carries a wealth of knowledge, the techniques he teaches need to be in every actors toolbox. I highly recommend ABC to any actor out there.

Kameron Louangxay

I’ve learned useful and valuable tools and strategies which have changed my perspective and shed new lights on the film industry. Any actor who’s serious about the craft and industry will see value in what Aaron has to offer. What you will learn, will help navigate you through the industry’s demands and quirks. Most importantly, it will give you a competitive edge. Highly recommend it!

Laura Carly Miller

Business Foundations for Actors was exactly what I needed not only as an actor but as a person. He taught me goal setting techniques that helped me truly accomplish great things for myself and my career. One of my favourite teachings within his class is the teachings of accountability. This was one of the many things Aaron taught me that has helped me tremendously within my career. If you are looking for a place to better yourself as a business person in this world as an actor, or just become a generally more genuine person, this class is a fabulous place to grow. Aaron you rock!

Georgia Johnson

The 12 week Business Foundations for Actors course was hands down the most helpful and productive investment to improve my acting career. After having fallen into the post-theatre school lull, Aaron’s class not only provided valuable and relevant knowledge about all things acting related, but also implements a structure of support and encouragement to help students stepping forward on their respective paths. This class delivers just about everything you need to know in order to embark on Vancouver’s film acting scene. He gives helpful advice regarding financial tracking and taxes, and sets you up with tools to know how to approach your art and business with a high level of integrity. I would recommend this course to any actor who is currently feeling “stuck” or wanting to reinvigorate their passion and enthusiasm in their chosen career path.

Richard Duke

Working with The ABC was just what I was looking for. My career was great, but the Foundations Series has put me in a new drivers chair. Aaron’s down to earth S.M.A.R.T. approach has given me the tools to take me where I need to go. I have a clear understanding of my personal “hit” and what I’m offering the industry. While the relationships in both in my professional, and personal networks are stronger than ever. Confidently, I am now achieving the career goals I want in my life!

Alissa Hansen

The ABC Foundations Series was an extremely positive experience for me. It forced me to take an honest look at where I was putting my energy, and helped me make the changes that needed to happen in order to fulfill my personal goals. The simple accountability to myself and my classmates was so helpful. Thanks to the ABC, I have started my company Sorry Mom and Dad Productions, and am producing my first short film, and theatre production. I am truly grateful.

Allyson Grant

I have always been at ease with my creativity and self-expression but lacked confidence in the business side of acting. After completing the Foundations Series I’ve completed my voiceover demo after a year of procrastination, booked a job that shot in Chile and a role on a tv pilot, and gained new representation with one of the top agents in the city! What am I going to accomplish in my career this week? The ball is now rolling!

Ian Hawkins

Before the Foundations Series I didn’t have a relationship with money. I didn’t track it or budget it; but I certainly spent it. After working with Aaron I soon became accustomed to tracking my income, expenses, and costs of running my acting business. I feel as though I have now become an adult for the first time in my life. I have taken control of my financial future instead of being a victim to it. I joined ABC to become a businessman (CEO) in my acting career, but didn’t expect to become a far better human being.

Tijana Popovic

I’ve taken away so much from The Actor’s Business Collective in such a short amount of time. Aaron is such a wonderfully supportive and knowledgeable coach. The application of class materials and tools were so easily implemented into my life. I’ve taken better control over my personal finances. Plus, my creative goals are clearly designed and have already taken my acting career to a new level. I was awarded a WIFTV acting mentorship through my new goal setting skills!

Darren Matheson

Aaron’s vast amount of knowledge and profound insights helped me greatly as an actor. He helped me to apply myself and manage my time like I have never done before, which brought immediate results. His teachings are incredibly valuable, yet seem to be so overlooked in this business. I would recommend his class to anyone, from first time actors to experienced veterans of the craft.

Beatrice King

I had so many ambitious goals and deadlines I was trying to meet before heading to LA. I was feeling unsure of how to “get it all done.” Once I began following my daily action plan, I knew exactly where I needed to put my focus. It also kept me accountable and helped with prioritizing my weekly goals. Amongst other accomplishments, I managed to finish a script I had been working on, had our first table read, and have gotten it in the hands of some fantastic people in the Industry. This is exactly what I needed in order to be ready for LA!

Byron Bertram

I found clarity and accountability in both my acting career, as well as my personal life goals. My eyes were opened in numerous areas like recognizing my natural “hits,” to how to communicate efficiently with my agent. I even got my personal finances in order, NO MORE TAX HEADACHES! This is for anyone wanting to get more specific in achieving any goal as well as taking their career to the next level.

Megan Elias

Often, us creative types tend to focus almost solely with the right side of the brain and I am one of those people. The idea of business, routine, finances and even taxes were like speaking another language. Luckily through Aaron’s integrated approach, I was able to make sense of it and apply it to my career to get more practical results. By simply even adding elements of structure to my day, I have been booking more projects and have even eliminated credit card debt!

Ryan Hesp

As well as introducing me to a whole new community of creative and amazing individuals, The ABC Foundations Series taught me so many things: goal setting, accountability, and financial responsibility. I am focused and on track (weekly) with what I want for my career and personal goals. In short, I’ve taken control of a career that, at times, feels like there’s none. It’s proven to me that I can be the source of my success, and “being in action” leads to greater things than could have asked for. Trust and hard work are never wasted.

Lauren Donnelly

The Actor’s Business Collective helped my career by getting really clear with my goals. What was working, and what wasn’t working for me became crystal clear. Aaron’s structural methods, and tools taught me where my time is best spent in relation to my business. Opportunities are presenting themselves to me because of a renewed motivation, accountability, and commitment. Since working with the Actor’s Business Collective I have booked a lead role each month!

Michele de Broel

Before joining the Actor’s Business Collective, I wasn’t entirely sure how or where I should be focusing my energy and time. Aaron’s business approach had me examining and taking ownership of my life and career. If I wasn’t clear with what I wanted this year, this month, this week, TODAY, how would I know when I’ve achieved my result? The accountability ABC provided was invaluable. A like-minded group to check in each week kept me on track and ensured that my tasks were being accomplished, and victories being celebrated!

Guy Christie

I’ve always heard that being an actor is 80% business and 20% acting, but never really follow through on that 80%. Aaron has undeniably elevated my business savvy. I have a clear vision of what actions I need to take, and the practical tools and structures in place already gaining me results. The Foundations Series is for any actor, new or established, recognizing the importance of taking charge of their career. Aaron lives the principals he shares, and is eager for you to embody them and gain a serious competitive edge.

Briana Rayner

Working with the ABC and Aaron helped me find the focus and clarity to make real progress personally and professionally. I make decisions so much faster, and instead of “wanting to do something” or “thinking about it”, I just do it!! Sometimes it feels like I’m not doing much, but reflecting on my accomplishments from week to week tell a very different story. Yay ABC!

Linda Kee

Having taken a break from the Vancouver film industry, I was timid in jumping back in.  Aaron provided me with tools, systems, and confidence to powerfully relaunch myself back into the business. He facilitates in our preparation and commitment to our craft, with passion and purpose.  He reminds us that we each have something special to contribute.  To me as an actor, that is something I really value.

Ken Dresen

The Foundations Series demystifies personal branding for the actor. Aaron offers solid business templates and advice for the experienced working professional. Personally, I have a much stronger understanding of the relationship between myself and my industry partners.

Regina Morse

I am a very busy, working, single mom. The ABC Foundations Series for me was about prioritizing my goals in ALL facets of my life.  Aaron’s structural methods and tools taught me how best manage my time and interpersonal communications. Now, I am more motivated, committed, and goal oriented. I am using these methods toward growing my successful business in photography.  I would have never had this direction without The Actor’s Business Collective.

Raf Rogers

Aaron gave me the systems I needed to be accountable to myself, and my time. I was someone who’d research something for my career, but I’d constantly get frazzled, and never actively move that idea along. The Foundations Series opened new doors for me. I’m more accountable to myself and schedule my time more effectively. Aaron showed me that the small steps in life DO count! The little victories lead to the BIG wins. I’m now accomplishing more than I have in years!

Paul Ferancik

The ABC Foundations Series illuminates the business of acting.  Aaron really teaches us about personal accountability.  A career isn’t just about auditions and bookings, it’s about our life in between those auditions and bookings.

Arpad Balogh

I have never been so productive in my career until Aaron introduced me to the ABC. The Foundations Series was twelve weeks of massive information that I never even contemplated before. Aaron definitely gave me a new perspective of what it truly takes to be a business savvy actor, which seems to be 90% of the game. To top it off, the Headshot session brought a whole new level of thought as to what needs to go into one of your most important tools. Worth its weight in gold.

Lyle St. Goddard

Thank you Aaron for all that you have done for me and my career.   Abundance, clarity, and happiness have been the weekly products of the Foundations Series. Not only has my acting career been reinvented but I am producing results and recognition for my paintings throughout North America!!  Everything is falling into place and I see the light through the woods!

Erin Keller

The Foundations Series was such a positive experience for me. I’ve gained a new and healthy perspective on the business of acting. Aaron has shown me step-by-step methods for creating acting opportunities even if the industry is slow. I’m setting and achieving my goals in a streamlined way. The ABC really helped me build a new confidence in my abilities as well as positive changes in my acting career and life!

Jennifer Kaleta

I found the ABC Foundations Series to be incredibly valuable, on both a professional and personal level. My career strategy now involves so much more than just increasing bookings ~ the business/financial/marketing tools Aaron shared with us have been universally applicable to all areas and ambitions in my life. The accountability that comes from meeting weekly with a group of our peers (to share the challenges and successes we experienced while exploring the new approaches) went far in connecting me to the acting community at large ~ I can’t recommend this series enough!

Paolo Miaolo

ABC Foundations is a class I wish I had taken when I was just starting out in the film industry. It not only gives you a great foundation for personal marketing and how to network within the industry, it gives you a foundation you can apply to any aspect of your life you want to move forward and improve. This class helped me clearly identify what my goals are and how to attack them head on, and I’m no longer intimidated by the future, I’m excited for it.

Kira Caine

At a time when I seemed to be going around in circles, unable to gain any traction towards my goals, I came across the Business Foundations course. And I’m so glad I did. This class held me personally accountable, gave me direction and really shone a light on the business of being an actor. Aaron made the invisible visible, and gave me the tools I needed to take S.M.A.R.T actions towards my goals. Thanks to him I now feel armed with the ability to confidently navigate the professional industry and my personal life. Highly recommended!

Jane Avery

I learned to take control over my career in ways I never even knew existed. The Business Foundations is a powerful course with tangible, practical information you can implement in all aspects of your life to ultimately make you a happier person.

Heather Maine

Relatively new to the acting industry, I was lacking in the confidence to connect with other industry professionals and was feeling stagnant. The Actor’s Business Foundations helped me regroup and redefine my career goals as well as my personal life. Now, with the necessary tools to be successful, I no longer feel like a fish out of water and have forged a clear path into the future. Aaron is a wonderful teacher whose passion and experience is surpassed only by his genuine interest in his students success. Thank you Aaron and ABC for the support, knowledge and power I needed to get my life and career back on track.

Jaralin Detienne

The Actor’s Business Collective is about aligning all areas of your life and doing so with integrity, power and authenticity. The coaching with Aaron has forever changed the way I set goals, see myself as an actor, and conduct my business!

Prince Justin Atkinson

The Business Foundation Series challenged me to take an in-depth look at my life and create goals for a clear path to my career. I’ve learned to be a self-proficient independent artist with a new perspective on my life and the business after the first class.  Each week is learning process that kept me truthful & accountable which led to 2 NEW BOOKINGS!  When you’re in a class with like-minded people who become your friends you gain a strong network of resources. Aaron is professional and committed and I will always be forever grateful for the knowledge he taught me as it will go with me everywhere.

Chris Ballas

The Actor’s Business Foundations was a real eye opener.  Aaron gave me the tools, the systems, and most importantly the thought processes to track and treat my acting “hobby” as a business. To be clear about what type of work I want to do, and how I want to be seen in the industry. The people working the hardest are the ones that seem to be the luckiest.

Alexis Quednau

I took ABC’s Foundations series at a time when I was working, studying, travelling, and accepting acting gigs that just kept popping up unexpectedly. I worried I wouldn’t have time to make the most of it. But – the 12-week course is perfectly suited to exactly that: finding structure, intention and fulfillment in the changing busy-ness of a creative life. I adored the community of it, and being coached from a starting point of authenticity. The pragmatic skill-set is definitely transferable for those who do work outside of acting too.

Terri Sidhu

I learned so much about treating acting like a business! From budgeting, to how to market myself and how to have a great relationship with my agent! The Actor’s Business Foundations has changed every aspect of my life. I feel this is very valuable to people pursuing artistic professions because there is nothing else out there like this, and the support you get is amazing!

Gurpreet Buttar

The Actor’s Business Foundations breaks down the principles needed to approach your acting career in a proactive way.  What surprised me was the class not only benefits your acting career but your entire life so you can maintain focus on what is most important as you continually evolve as a person and as an actor.

Natascha Schulmeister

Before the Actor’s Business Foundations I felt as though I was constantly stabbing into thin air attempting to figure out what this business required from me. I knew I had the talent and drive to be an actress but I didn’t know where to put my focus to make acting a full time career. Aaron has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. He gave me tools and industry knowledge that I will use throughout my ENTIRE career.  Best of all, I finally have a crystal clear vision of where I’m going and what I need to do to get there!

Chris Cope

The Actor’s Business Foundations 12 week class was truly an inspirational process for me.  Because so much is out of our control as actors the classes helped me to understand what is in our control and how to make use of it.  I learned to hold myself accountable as an actor, and felt the sense of empowerment which comes along with that. I would recommend this class not just for actors, but also for anyone who is feeling lost professionally or personally and needs a reminder on how to find their way again.

Amanda Lockitch

The Business Foundations program surprised me with the shear amount of information Aaron was able to effectively disseminate in a relatively short period of time. He encourages systems developed by highly successful people and he explains them in a way that inspires excitement and implementation. What Aaron teaches goes far beyond the business of acting by helping find balance in all areas of one’s life. This program is for anyone who wants to feel a sense of agency and ownership over their career and their life.

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