2020 Acting Ideation and Public Panel Lineup

Our coaches will also participate in the Public Panel discussions. These free public events are great ways to glean some valuable advise from established professionals in the industry.

You must register in advance in order to reserve your space on the virtual call!

The lineup of coaches and speakers for the 2020 Acting Ideation:


Kimee Balmilero:

Hawaii born actor Kimee Balmilero is best known for her regular role as Medical Examiner Dr. Noelani Cunha on CBS’ “Hawaii Five-0” and “Magnum P.I.” Other professional credits include: the Original Broadway Cast of “Mamma Mia,” and the 2nd National Touring Company of “Miss Saigon.” While working in New York and Los Angeles, she studied improv & sketch comedy at the Uprights Citizens Brigade Theatre and performs with the on-going show Filipino AF whenever she is back in Los Angeles.

Since returning back home to Hawaii in 2012, Kimee has launched several creative ventures including Improv Hawaii, The Hawaii Comedy Festival and Stage Fish – a theatre production company.

In March 2020, Kimee opened a performance space in Honolulu called The Tiny Stage – A place for creatives to showcase original work with little overhead. The space currently hosts several live virtual shows a week.

In her spare time, she loves to stare at her husband’s face. kimeeb.com

Joy Regullano:

Joy Regullano is a writer / actor / comedian based in LA and is currently writing for a Dreamworks / Netflix animated show. She was a Sesame Street writing fellow and recently was a staff writer on the Netflix show, THE HEALING POWERS OF DUDE. TV acting credits include CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, MODERN FAMILY, SPEECHLESS, HOUSE OF LIES, and SUPERNATURAL. She has performed improv and sketch around LA at UCB and Second City Hollywood. Her YouTube sketch WHITE FETISH went viral with 1M+ views and has been featured in the Huffington Post, Upworthy, and more.

Deedee Magno Hall:

Deedee Magno Hall – Voice of “Pearl” on Cartoon Network’s Peabody, GLAAD & Emmy Award winning animated series, “Steven Universe.” Theater credits: “Kim” Miss Saigon (Broadway, 2nd US National & Asian Tours), “Nessarose” Wicked (1st US National Tour), “Diana” Next To Normal (East West Players), If/Then (Broadway & US National Tour),TV & Film: Original cast of Disney Channel’s “All New Mickey Mouse Club”, Goliath, Greys Anatomy, Third Watch, Dellaventura, Rear Window, Face, Sister Act 2.

Recordings: 4 albums with Hollywood Record’s pop group, “The Party” & co-founder of mommy singing group, “Mama Bares”.

Twitter: @DeedeeMagnoHall & @Mama_Bares

Instagram: @deedeemagnohallofficial



Moronai Kanekoa:

A native of Maui, Moronai Kanekoa was most recently seen as the lead in the feature film Maui (also known as Kuleana.) Having received an MFA in Acting at the University of Southern California, Moronai remained in Los Angeles and has been fortunate enough to work on shows such as Bosch, Hawaii 5-0, Castle, and Scorpion. He also toured Hawaii in a one-man play called The Legend of Ko’olau. Being a lover of all kinds of television and film, Moronai feels blessed to be part of an industry that has helped shape his life and is eager for what is to come.

Steve Blum:

With literally hundreds of V/O credits to his name, Veteran Voice Monkey Steve Blum is best known as the voice of “Spike Spiegel” from Cowboy Bebop, “Wolverine” from several incarnations of X-Men (animated movies, games, the Wolverine and the X-Men TV Series, The Super Hero Squad Show, X-Men Anime and more), “Orochimaru,” “Zabuza,” and others from Naruto, “Green Goblin” from the Spectacular Spiderman series, “Heatblast,” “Vilgax” and “Ghostfreak” from Ben 10, “Grayson Hunt” (Bulletstorm) “Grunt” (Mass Effect 2 and 3),”Zoltan Kulle” from Diablo 3, “Abathur” from Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, “Tank Dempsey” (Call of Duty), “Killer Croc” from Arkham Asylum, “Oghren” (DragonAge),“Vincent Valentine” (Final Fantasy VII), “Leeron” (Guren Lagann), “Jamie” from Megas XLR, Storm Troopers and many others in most of the Star Wars games,

In 2012, Steve was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records as Most Prolific Voice Actor in Video Games – appearing in almost 300 games (now approaching 400!)

Currently you can find him as “Zeb Orrelios” and other characters in the incredible series Star Wars: Rebels on Disney XD, amongst others.

Moderated by:

Mericia Palma Elmore

Born and raised in Texas, Mericia has been lucky to call Hawaii home since 2001. A one-time actress/producer, occasional professor, and attorney, Mericia found a home with SAG-AFTRA as the Hawaii Local’s Executive Director. In addition to serving on the Pacific Islanders in Communications Board, she is also the Chair of the Hawaii Film and Entertainment Board. She lives on Oahu’s beautiful windward side with her 3 kids, 3 dogs, 4 chickens and a husband.