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The Think Bigger Actors Retreat

August 9, 10, 11, 2024

Los Angeles, CA

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The Think Bigger Actors Retreat is for serious actors who are ready to expand their Mindset, Craft, AND impact. Let’s get back in the room with each other. 

At this 3-day interactive, live event led by DaJuan Johnson, you will be joined by top industry guests as you learn the strategies to:

  • Hold The Vision, Not The Circumstances: Forge an unshakeable mindset that keeps you resilient in any industry storm.
  • Elevate Your Career with Insights from Industry Pros: Learn directly from a diverse panel of series regulars, casting directors, agents, and managers who will share their insider knowledge and practical tips on navigating the complexities of today’s acting world.
  • Create Lasting Community and Connection: Bond with fellow actors in an environment that fosters support and collaboration for mutual growth and success.
  • Master The Craft: Self-Tapes, Virtual Auditions, On Set: Gain cutting-edge techniques that make you OVER prepared in this digital age of casting.

Step into your power at the Think Bigger Actors Retreat, where we focus intensely on Mindset, Acting, Mentorship, Coaching, and Accountability. It’s more than learning; it’s about growing, connecting, and thriving together in the heartbeat of the industry.

You Can Expect:

The Actor Reset

Live – IN PERSON – Sessions and Panels led by industry experts. These sessions are designed to enhance your skills in Mindset, Your Craft (Self-Tapes, Virtual Auditions and In person) and enhance your SET CONFIDENCE. Yup, we’re working on everything from Auditioning to being on set. You’ll gain practical skills to create winning environments for your auditions, ensuring you stand out the right way—by bringing YOU to every role. Enhance your script analysis, understand on-set etiquette, and absorb dynamic feedback from leading industry experts on what’s working in today’s market.

Connect and Grow

Step into a supportive and inclusive atmosphere that’s tailored just for YOU. At our retreat, you’ll connect with like-minded pro Actors who are on the same journey. Share experiences, gain insights, and build lasting relationships that help you navigate the challenges and wins this crazy and wonderful career.

Insider Knowledge

Gain valuable insights into what agents, managers, and casting directors are looking for in today’s market. Engage in discussions that reveal the latest trends in casting—from self-tapes to virtual auditions and in-person callbacks in 2024 and beyond. Our retreat provides you with the insider knowledge needed to stay ahead and make informed decisions about your career path.


The Think Bigger Actors Retreat is not just about learning—it’s about undergoing a transformation that aligns your talents with the demands of the industry. Hey, I’m the Mindset Guy! I guarantee it’s not just an event—it’s a major transformation opportunity. This experience will not only ensure you thrive in your career but will also equip you with the resilience needed to endure the low points.

This isn't just an event; it's a getaway to a once in a life transformation.


Why Attend?

Live Podcast (Presented by The Think Bigger Actors Podcast) 

Welcome Event

Starts at 5p – 9p (subject to change)

Live Podcast w/ All Attendees. 

Sunset Industry Networking Reception. 

**Schedule subject to change**

All Day Session from 9am-5pm:

Mindset, Craft, Reps (Casting/Manager/Agent), Guest panels, Series Regular Panel and More!

We encourage full participation to make the most of the learning and networking opportunities. 

Guest Speaker Announcement below! Don’t miss the amazing line up of next level speakers for your career! 

(VIP Reception/Mixer)

VIP Tickets will get priority seating, private mixer, VIP Swag bag and more!

**Schedule subject to change**

9:30am – 12:00pm

Think Bigger Group Hollywood Sign Hike/Walk

Morning Debrief.

*Garland Hotel is minutes away from Universal Studios and City Walk!*

**Schedule subject to change**



Meet Your Host, DaJuan Johnson

Founder of
Think Bigger Coaching

Look. I’m going to keep it 100 with you because there is A LOT of talk out in these internet streets about Scams! And Red Flags! 

I am a consistently working actor, certified life coach, and the Founder of Think Bigger Coaching where I Help Actors Book off Self-Tapes and get to their dreams faster by developing a Booker’s Mindset. I am also the creator of my Signature Program SELF TAPES THAT BOOK.

I love everything Mindset and Helping You Get To Your Next Level. 

What I needed most when I was coming up in this industry was community and guidance. Full Stop. I desperately wanted someone who was working to just sit with me…and help guide me. I never got that. I want to be that for YOU. 

This event. This space. These 3 days. It’s for the young me that didn’t have any of the answers and never got the help. 

I have been all over the U.S. speaking in person at events empowering actors: Atlanta, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arizona and more. It’s time to bring that same energy to Los Angeles. 

I understand the challenges you face, especially now. I’ve been through hundreds of auditions and heard my fair share of “No”s. But I’ve also learned what it takes to succeed.  This Think Bigger Actors Retreat is built on my experience to help you achieve the traction and results you deserve.

Let’s Get Back In The Room and Make Some Magic Happen! 

Meet the Speakers

DaJuan Johnson

Founder of
Think Bigger Coaching.
Certified Life Coach
Actor: Bosch, Grey's, NCIS

Tom Bernardo

(Lincoln Lawyer, Bosch)

Natalie Ballesteros

Casting Director:
ABL Casting
The Chosen, Narcos:Mexico, Coco

Raymond Lee

Quantum Leap Lead

Matt Gogal

Theatrical Rep:
Integral Artists

Keena Ferguson

TV Director, Actor

Cara Chute Rosenbaum!

Casting Director:
Sorry For Your Loss, The Mindy Project, The League

Coach Laura Buckles

Independent Casting Director, Think Bigger Team, Actor

Coach Sean Muramatsu

Think Bigger Team, Actor

Special Pricing

General Admission



3 Day Event Access

General Retreat Seating

Dynamic Speakers, Panelists, and Interactive Sessions

Podcast Living Room Session August 9th

Workshop taught by working Actor DaJuan Johnson


Forge lasting connections with your new friends and colleagues


Payment plans available but total must be paid prior to attending the event!

VIP Admission



3 Day Event Access

VIP Early Access Seating

Dynamic Speakers, Panelists, and Interactive Sessions

Podcast Living Room Session August 9th

Workshop taught by working Actor DaJuan Johnson


Forge lasting connections with your new friends and colleagues


* Join us immediately following The Retreat for an intimate VIP reception.

* Mingle With Speakers and special guest

* Enjoy complimentary Refreshments

Payment plans available but total must be paid prior to attending the event!

The Main Venue

The Garland Hotel

4222 Vineland Ave, North Hollywood, CA 91602

**Saturday will be an all day event at the GARLAND Hotel

Online Booking