Now On-line!

2021 WINTER SESSION BEGINS Jan. 5th & 9th!

Tuesdays Evenings: Jan. 5 & 19, Feb. 2 & 16, Mar. 2 & 16

Saturdays Days: Jan. 9 & 23, Feb. 6 & 20, Mar. 6 & 20

This Winter, we focus on POSSIBILITIES. As production continues in the world of COVID-19, we’re able to see new possibilities with fresh eyes. Join this intimate Mastermind group (on-line) every two weeks where goals are set, support & resources are shared, and accountability is given. 
Previous members can send a direct email: (put ACTION GROUP in the subject line).
  • PLUS access to the Secret FB Group.
All participants are vetted. Request an enrollment interview HERE.

“Doreen’s action group has changed my life. From the very first session, it helped me to re-prioritize my goals and see truths I’d been avoiding. 10 sessions in, I’ve accomplished all of my big goals, including finding a new manager, finishing 2 different writing projects, and starting up a lecture series I’ve been thinking about doing for years. I recommend her to everyone I know both loudly and frequently.”  ~ Peter Gamble Robinson, Screenwriter Office Uprising, Los Angeles

I figured life was going to change a lot when my son was born …, because I knew how much I’d miss feeling a part of a community of actors. Not being able to talk to other actors, and get introduced to new ideas and opportunities, gave me a lot of sleepless nights. Well ,… Thank goodness Doreen Calderon opened her door to me. I’ve been …motivated and focused on career goals, (and)… feel connected to a group of like-minded artists. Now, it’s become an eagerly awaited standing appointment and always breaths life into my artistic soul. ~ Ana Rey, Actor (Californication, No Good Nick)

HOW: Zoom Interview Required. Schedule yours HERE.

WHO: You and six other people in a confidential, supportive environment.

WHAT: A round table forum – within a structured format – dedicated to bring clarity and focus to your desires while providing accountability!

WHEN: Each group meets twice monthly, for approximately 2.5 hours

  1. Tuesdays Evenings 7:00pm – 9:30pm
  2. (Saturday Mornings 9:00am – 11:30am tentative)
  3. Saturday Afternoons 3:30pm – 6:00pm

Winter, Spring, Summer & Fall Sessions

3 Month Commitment.

Make-up days available on the coordinating Tuesday or Saturday of that same week.

WHERE: On-line meetings. Exact link will be emailed after enrollment.

Choose Your Day/Time


  1. The Recognized Actor’s Q&A takes place every week on Facebook Live to keep you on track with mindset and inspiration – more opportunities to ask questions!
  2. Hours of recordings from the Terra Firma Program are available to all AG members.

WHAT ELSE: Membership to the Secret Facebook Group where insider information is shared and support is given between meetings!

COST: $200 total for 3 months!

“Committing to Action Group was the “first domino” in creating my current situation. With AG’s support and encouragement, over the past 4 years I set and accomplished numerous small but steady goals that have resulted in measurable progress. From joining SAG to revamping my living situation to starting and ending relationships, it was vital for me to have a group of people whose support and advice I could rely on the help me propel myself in the direction I wanted to go. AG helped me to refine my focus and put me in community with like-minded, positive people all learning from and with each other. I’m so grateful you invited me to join!! 

~ Joy Nash, Series lead in AMC’s Dietland

“Doreen provides a safe place for you to love where you are, figure out where you want to go and how you want to get there. She believes that enjoying the ride is as important as accomplishing the goal.”

~ Kathleen C., Playwright/Filmmaker, Echo Park, CA

I formed the first Action Group™ in 2008, in order to support independent artists. Several years later, I rediscovered WHY I formed them:

I named my company The Recognized Actor, because I know that every person’s deepest desire is to be seen. It’s not the need for attention or fame, but the real need for recognition – recognition for what we contribute to our tribes. When we rely on outside recognition, we are seduced into traps like following rules, people-pleasing, or working “hard” to prove ourselves. Outside recognition, because of its transitory nature, is never satisfying. The only satisfying recognition comes from within. Self-acceptance. When we accept who we are (an ever-evolving process) our real values rise to the surface, and we often discover that many of our old values actually belong to someone else. When we accept where we are, we let go of comparisons and the need to live our lives for someone else. When we accept who and where we are, we become mindful of our habits, and begin to make right choices. Suddenly, we are exemplary in the smallest of tasks. We experience joy in conscious living. And finally, we realize that all of our desires had been laid at our feet the whole time, and that the only thing – the only thing – keeping us from having them is resistance.