So, you love Self-Management for Actors (Thank you!) and you cannot wait to get to downloading your badass, regularly-updated SMFA Hot Sheets, huh?


Start here:

SMFA Talkback Opt-In

By signing up at the Self-Management for Actors website, you’ll be vetted — yes, we check you out, so be sure to use your full name, your best email address, and a link to your acting profile on IMDb (or Actors Access, Spotlight, your own website, etc.) — and then you’ll receive an email with your username and password.

If you don’t have this email within 48 hours, comment here and we’ll check out our list to be sure you made it through. But first, please check out your junk folder (and check out this bit of info about how your email provider may be keeping us apart — and how to fix that). Thanks!

Once you’re on the inside, hit the “Meet the Ninjas” area and introduce yourself!

For updated SMFA Hot Sheets, the NEW location — different login, y’all — is here!

SMFA Hot Sheet at Talkbacks

New content is being added regularly. And you’ll definitely want to join us for the free quarterly SMFA Tune-Up Calls. (Sign up for that goodness, here.)

Keep in mind, the username and password for the PDFs is *not* the same as your Talkback login. Yeah, them’s some hoops to jump through, but they’re worth it, baby.

Wanna be sure your tools *and* your mindset are in peak form? Let us get you in gear with some FREE training right now!

Ooh, such badassery! Let’s jam, shall we?

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  1. Haili Wells August 21, 2015 at 5:36 am

    Good morning! Had tried to sign up for forum access on Monday 08/17 but still haven’t heard back. I am wondering if part of the problem is that I don’t yet have a website as I’m a complete newbie.
    Let me know please! Thank you!

    1. Bonnie Gillespie August 21, 2015 at 8:19 am

      Haili, I’ve made sure Keith sees this message so he can get you covered. You *should* be in by now, but without a site, it’s possible he decided your sign-up was a spambot. Hold tight and we’ll get you on the inside today! 🙂 Thanks for your patience!

      1. Haili Wells August 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        Thanks so much for your quick response! Will keep an eye out for that email 🙂 so excited to start this journey!

  2. Ashley Laisure September 14, 2015 at 7:47 am

    Hi, Good Monday Morning. I am having a similar issue as Haili. I registered 9/11/2015 but I did not include a website as I am also just starting out. I was wondering if I could still receive access. Thank You, Ashley

    1. Bonnie Gillespie September 14, 2015 at 7:59 am

      Hiya Ashley! You should already be set. You were granted access at 11:43am PDT on September 11, the same day you registered. 99% of the time, your username and password is in your spam filter or junk mail. Please take a look there and then text Keith at 323.397.7576 if you cannot find the access email! 🙂

  3. Alex "Lex" Lopez December 23, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    Hello Bonnie,

    I was trying to do day 3 of the 11 day challenge where it requires to log in to the talkback forums. The problem I’m having is it doesn’t recognize my username or email. I tried the forgot password and it still won’t recognize my email which is odd since i’ve been getting your bonblasts for what i believe is over a year now. (unless that’s under something seperate from the forums?)
    Needless to say I reregistered again so you may have my email twice in your system.

    1. Keith Johnson December 23, 2015 at 11:56 pm

      Hey Lex,

      On the Index Page, the top Forum is for Hotsheets. It has three subforums. The 2nd one will give you the username and password to the Hotsheets. Once you have the username and password to the Hotsheets, go to the Hotsheets Forum, find the one you’re looking for and click the link. It’ll ask you for a username and password… Use the ones from the Password Forum.

      If you’re saying that you can’t actually log in to the Talkback Board itself, email me.

      corp at cricketfeet dot com

  4. Meggan Amos January 11, 2016 at 1:26 pm

    Hi Keith and Bonnie!

    I haven’t received my log in info yet and I have looked all the places! What should I do!

    1. Bonnie Gillespie January 12, 2016 at 3:35 am

      Meggan, hi! I thought Keith had stopped by here after today’s big call to check in on you. Are you still having trouble finding your username and password even after doing everything here: ? If so, please text Keith at 323.397.7576 and he’ll get you sorted out. Thanks for your patience!

  5. Elinor Gunn January 12, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Hey Bonnie and Keith!

    I am having trouble logging in, and have done all the steps you recommended… I got login information from Keith, and yet none of the email/username/password combinations are working for me! I hope we can get it sorted, cuz I really want those Hot Sheets!!



    1. Bonnie Gillespie January 12, 2016 at 11:01 pm

      Heya Elinor. I cannot tell if you’re saying you cannot get into the Talkback environment at all or if you’re having trouble downloading PDF hot sheets once you’re on the inside. If it’s the latter, I just added a vid to the post above with a walk-through of that process. See if that helps. And if it’s the former, please text Keith at 323.397.7576 for a walk-through. Thanks and enjoy the badassery!

  6. Nikko Austen Smith January 17, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Good afternoon Bonnie@

    I have requested multiple times but have no received any emails. I did check my spam/junk folder and nothing appears to be there. Please help me out! I’d really appreciate it.

    Best Regards,

    Nikko Austen

    1. Bonnie Gillespie January 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

      Sure, Nikko! Just text Keith at 323.397.7576 and he’ll walk you through how to find your login information if you in fact did EVERYTHING outlined at the page and still are coming up empty. Thanks for your persistence and we’ll see you on the inside! 🙂 Woo hoo!

  7. Ian Griffin January 26, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    Hi folks 🙂

    I submitted for forum access a week or two ago and have yet to receive any login info.. I’ve checked my spam folder and have not to my knowledge seen any emails from any of the three main addresses you list. Could someone give a look-see?

    Thanks much!

    1. Keith Johnson January 26, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      I have resent you your login information. Please check your SPAM and Social folders if you don’t see it.

  8. Adam Henslee February 2, 2016 at 10:27 am

    Hello Fellow Creators,

    I hope all is awesome. I am having trouble locating my login information. I signed up a few days ago but have yet to receive any login information. Help please!


    1. Keith Johnson February 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

      I resent your login information an hour ago

  9. Clare Snodgrass February 3, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Hi Bonnie,

    I first registered about a year ago, but have since forgotten my username and password. I re-registered last week, but have not received a new login. Please help!

    1. Clare Snodgrass February 10, 2016 at 10:20 pm

      Hey guys, I would really like to have access to the foruns again. Can you help me?

      1. Keith Johnson February 10, 2016 at 10:42 pm

        Hey Clare,

        I’ve resent your login information again.

  10. Ali Faulkner March 9, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    I bought the book and submitted for my info to be added to the forum but haven’t gotten the email yet. I’d like to download the sheets as soon as possible and would greatly appreciate if you could go ahead and send it my way.
    Thank you so much!

  11. Bonnie Gillespie March 9, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Hiya Ali. As mentioned in this very post, if you don’t have the email within 48 hours, it’s time to make contact to figure out where it is (if not in SPAM, where it is almost every single time). You just requested access four hours ago and we do everything by hand, as we’re not some big corporation… we’re a mom-and-pop organization and that means patience is required because we don’t have robots (or a large staff) doing the work for us. Thank you for your patience!

  12. Sam Yim April 12, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Hi Bonnie and Keith,
    Earlier today I left a reply but I don’t see it–so I’m assuming my question didn’t post ?
    I did ask for access several months ago but at that time, I did not know to check my spam inbox. I just requested access again and this time I’ll be sure to check my spam inbox. Please grant me access. Thank you!

    1. Sam Yim April 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm

      Hi again,

      I have religiously checked my spam/junk folder but I have not received an email yet. Could you check if I’m on your list at your earliest convenience? Thank you! TGIF 😉

  13. Edyta Budnik April 16, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Hello Bonnie, Hello Keith,

    I registered to the forum on Wednesday, but haven’t heard back. I have been checking spam/ junk folder regularly too. Could it be a problem with yahoo?

    Thank you for your help.

    1. Keith Johnson April 16, 2016 at 11:18 am

      Your account was set up on the 13th when you put in the request. Please go here:

      to learn how to white list our emails within your email account.

      I have resent you all the log in information today.

  14. Sarah Randall Hunt April 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Hey Keith and Bonnie,

    I’ve tried submitting for access a few times, but to no avail and you never show up in my spam folder. Can you help me?


      1. Sarah Hunt June 2, 2016 at 12:43 pm

        Hi Keith,

        Weird! I’ve combed through my spam and don’t see any emails there. Can you please resend?



  15. Rose Di Nardo June 5, 2016 at 1:28 am


    I know I registered awhile ago but I’m pretty sure the email got deleted by now. Can you help me to to find my username and password?

    Thank you!


  16. Kadir Peker June 10, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Hi, unfortunately i submitted 2 times. I got a little desperate because I could not find any Username + Password in my Mails. I check my Junks and Spams everyday and did not found anything yet. Please help! Lotsa Love from Germany

  17. Randall J. Gort July 10, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    I registered a couple of months ago but have been out of commission due to health problems I do not remember my user id or password. Can you help? Thank you.

  18. Nikola Trifunovic October 5, 2016 at 2:36 am

    Hi Bonnie & Keith,
    I registered for access about a week ago, and have been checking my email, including spam, in detail, yet I still have no login information. I have been suscribed to the newsletter for ages, so receiving Bonnie’s emails all fine, but just no login information. Appreciate the help!
    Regards from London,

  19. Peggy Fields Richardson! October 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    I have submitted the information at least twice to get the SMFA Hotlists, etc., and I have never gotten the email with my user name, etc. Please help! The name is Peggy Fields Richardson!, my email is, and my imdb is

    I get your emails but not access to the Forum and Hotlists. Help me, please send login information asap. Thanks!

  20. Bonnie Gillespie October 25, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Nikola, Peggy, did y’all get sorted out? 🙂

    1. Bonnie Gillespie December 12, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Hi Sweetie. Hot sheets are now here at this site (just click the menu item up top under “New? Start Here!” — there’s an SMFA Hot Sheets item right there). Keith will get back to you about your Talkback membership when he gets home. Thanks!!

    2. Keith Johnson December 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      Hey Ali,

      I have resent your login information to you.

  21. jamian blackmon January 11, 2017 at 2:48 pm

    hello ms. Bonnie and mr. keith

    I was trying to send a question to Ms. Bonnie. I was unsuccessful. I had a question. I hope to send it you.
    I’m listening in right now. I also wanted to thank her for the Hot Sheet.

    1. jamian blackmon January 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Hello Ms. Bonnie,

      I love the hot sheet. Thank you for helping struggling actors like myself. I had a question about Pilot. How to submit for pilot season.

      1. Bonnie Gillespie January 11, 2017 at 4:37 pm

        Hey hon! You need to do the SMFA Retreat with us. There’s still room. 🙂 Also, read the section in the book about pilot season’s REAL opportunities. Your focus needs to be on the building blocks that come before the tier of the pilot season actor. Yay!

  22. Suzanna Chmielarz September 16, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Hey, I signed up for the forum a couple days ago. I still haven’t received my username and password confirmation. Not sure if I should send it through again or not..

    1. Keith Johnson September 16, 2017 at 9:57 pm

      Hey Suzanna,

      I’m seeing a couple different things…

      It looks like you successfully got access to the Hot Sheets at the Dojo, and it also looks like you filled out a form for access to the Talkback Message Board.

      What I don’t see on my end is the request that is supposed to come to me to get you set up.

      So I’m going to set you up for the Talkback boards, and if that isn’t what you are after, just don’t ever log in.

  23. Lilith March 28, 2020 at 4:34 pm


    I confirmed my subscription a few days ago after signing up, and that is still the only email I have received. I went through the gmail steps to filter the messages from the three addresses and nothing came up. Just wanted to check in and see if I need to do anything else. A bit technically inept


    1. Keith March 28, 2020 at 5:00 pm

      Hmm… interesting

      Can you send an email to with this information. It gets into our system better if you’re the one doing it rather than if I forward it.




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