Welcome to Studio 22: Entertainment, Sports and Business Insights with Brock O'Hurn and Will Meldman. Join us as our co-hosts dive into deep conversations with Hollywood insiders, Sports Legends and Entrepreneurs to discuss how they got there, where they're going, and what advice they have for anyone looking to follow in their footsteps.

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How Cole Swindell Went From Selling T Shirts to Country Music Star
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How Cole Swindell Went From Selling T Shirts to Country Music Star

Cole Swindell is a country music singer-songwriter from Bronwood Georgia. He attended Georgia Southern University where he began playing the local bars. Cole first broke into the country music scene after meeting Luke Bryan, a fellow graduate of Georgia Southern, and selling merchandise for him. While on tour with Luke, he would write songs with the hope of one day turning it into a career. He has had 12 songs on the Billboard Charts since he debut his breakout single, "Chillin It" back in 2014. His latest album, Stereotype was released in April of 2022 and has received massive success. His single, "Single Saturday Night" reached number 1 on the country Billboard Charts last year. In this episode, Cole talks about how he first got into country music, from falling in love with the sounds of the 90s, to touring with Luke Bryan selling T shirts, to writing for other bands and eventually making his own artist career. He shares stories of writing on tour and being nervous to show his work to Luke and how those days paved the way for him to have such a fruitful career today. Cole also shares his favorite songs to perform live on stage. This is a great episode for any country music fan or anyone looking to break into the music industry as an artist. Follow us on social media! https://instagram.com/studio22podcast https://www.tiktok.com/@studioxxiipodcast https://instagram.com/brockohurn https://www.tiktok.com/@brockohurn https://instagram.com/wmeldman33 https://www.tiktok.com/@wmeldman33?lang=en https://twitter.com/Brockohurn
How to Produce Hit Movies AND Sign a Record Deal with Tyler Thompson
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How to Produce Hit Movies AND Sign a Record Deal with Tyler Thompson

Tyler Thompson is an American film producer and country music artist. He is well known for his work on such films as Black Swan, Hacksaw Ridge, American Made, and the Trial of the Chicago 7. He has been nominated for numerous Academy Awards since he first began producing feature films in 2010. He is now beginning his endeavor into country music as an artist with his first single, Won't Take Long. A long-time musician, Thompson surprised a lot of people when he signed this deal with Sony Music to make his first record.  In this episode, the boys dive deep into Tyler's background as a film producer. He discusses what it was like working on some of his major motion pictures and the challenges and triumphs seen along the way. Tyler shares the distinct qualities that every great actor/filmmaker has in common. He talks about the challenges of being a producer, and how he balances art and business. They also discuss Tyler's current music project including the new single, Won't Take Long. Tyler shares his plans for releasing the entire 14-track album in the coming months. This is a great episode for anyone interested in great filmmaking, storytelling and how to succeed if you're multi-talented. Follow us on social media! https://instagram.com/studio22podcast https://www.tiktok.com/@studioxxiipodcast https://instagram.com/brockohurn https://www.tiktok.com/@brockohurn https://instagram.com/wmeldman33 https://www.tiktok.com/@wmeldman33?lang=en https://twitter.com/Brockohurn
Private video
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Private video

How Pierson Fodé went from Growing Up on a Farm to Hollywood Star Pierson Fodé is an American actor, Youtuber and model, commonly known for his role as "Brooks" on Disney Channel's Jessie. He grew up on a farm in Moses Lake Washington, where he developed dreams of being a movie star. At 18, Fodé moved out to Los Angeles and made his dream a reality.  He stopped by the studio to chat about his newest film, The Man From Toronto. He shares inside stories of working with Woody Harrleson and Kevin Hart. The boys share more than just a few laughs in this two hour conversation about acting, training, personality tests, and an old secret beard shaving video of Pierson and Brock! Pierson shares his story of taking a huge leap of faith by turning down a huge opportunity that he didn't align with just before booking the largest movie of his life, a bet on himself that would pay off tremendously. He talks about another one of his upcoming roles in Dope Queens, a film that takes place in San Francisco in which Fodé had to undergo a huge weight loss journey. He shares his methods of character development and asks Will how he approaches it as a writer. There's also a Kane announcement!!!  This episode is a great story for someone who has a dream of moving to Los Angeles and making it in entertainment; a real inside look at what it takes to be an actor at the highest level. This is also great for anyone who's a fan of great movies!!! Subscribe to Pierson's Youtube Channel!! @Pierson Fodé Subscribe to Studio 22 @Studio 22 Podcast Check out https://malbongolf.com/ Follow us on social media! https://instagram.com/studio22podcast https://www.tiktok.com/@studioxxiipodcast https://instagram.com/brockohurn https://www.tiktok.com/@brockohurn https://instagram.com/wmeldman33 https://www.tiktok.com/@wmeldman33?lang=en https://twitter.com/Brockohurn
How Pierson Fode went from Growing Up on a Farm to Hollywood Star
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How Pierson Fode went from Growing Up on a Farm to Hollywood Star

Lindsey Heppner is a creative director and Founder & CEO of Vampped Influencer Marketing Agency. She is originally from Orange County, California. Lindsey began her career as a model, and quickly gained an interest in the behind-the scenes work involved in creating a successful marketing campaign. She would go on to work as a designer in a corporate environment where she began to feel like she needed a change. With her passion for art fueling her dream of becoming a creative director, she began to produce photoshoots for people who were gaining traction on Instagram. This turned into her managing them, which would lead to Lindsey starting her brand Vampped in 2014. Since then she has travelled the world managing influencer marketing projects for both brands and individuals. In this episode, the boys ask Lindsey about starting her agency and how it grew into the brand that it is today. They discuss growing up going to school and how traditional classrooms don't always cater to the super creative types. Brock shares how he first got started in influencer marketing and Lindsey and him reminisce on their first project together. They share some laughs, and Lindsey even asks Brock about his hair routine!  This is a great episode for anyone interested in creative directing or who's nervous to take the leap into following their dreams. Lindsey has an amazing success story of following her heart and her gut instincts that I believe could help anyone in a similar situation. Check out Vampped here: https://www.vampped.com/ Follow Lindsey on Social Media! https://www.instagram.com/linzheppner/ Check out https://malbongolf.com/ Follow us on social media! https://instagram.com/studio22podcast https://www.tiktok.com/@studioxxiipodcast https://instagram.com/brockohurn https://www.tiktok.com/@brockohurn https://instagram.com/wmeldman33 https://www.tiktok.com/@wmeldman33?lang=en https://twitter.com/Brockohurn
Growing a Company With Care: How Lindsey Heppner Started Vampped
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How to Break In as an Actor In Hollywood with Casey Deidrick
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How to Break In as an Actor In Hollywood with Casey Deidrick

Natalee Linez is an actress and entrepreneur from Orange County, California. Natalee got her first acting role after years of auditioning and not getting the role. A true testament to her perseverance, she says she heard "about 300 no's before her first yes". Natalee developed a passion for acting from an early age and always knew she wanted to be a Hollywood actress. In 2020, after she had finally gotten her acting career going, the pandemic hit and she was forced to explore new ventures. This is when Natalee developed her new brand and business, MAGIC. MAGIC is Natalee's trademark acronym for the perfect morning routine, which stands for meditation, affirmations, gratitude, intentions and coffee.  In this Episode, the Boys and Natalee discuss the power of perseverance when pursuing a dream. They discuss different methods for cultivating self-belief even when no one else believes in you. Natalee talks about how she first got started into acting and how she was able to transition to owning her own business during the pandemic. She also talks about the power of a morning routine in taking ownership of yourself and controlling what you can control. This is a great episode for anyone interested in acting, starting a business or looking to design the perfect morning routine. instagram.com/nataleelinez Check out https://malbongolf.com/ Follow us on social media! https://instagram.com/studio22podcast https://www.tiktok.com/@studioxxiipodcast https://instagram.com/brockohurn https://www.tiktok.com/@brockohurn https://instagram.com/wmeldman33 https://www.tiktok.com/@wmeldman33?lang=en https://twitter.com/Brockohurn