What is the importance of saving and frugality to a Trep? with Anne & Lance Mitchell of MAM & Flannel Background

Guests: Anne and Lance Mitchell (and Vivian!)
Hosts: Sarah and Russell Mann
Recording Date: 2022/04/14

Title: What is the importance of saving and frugality to a Trep? with Anne & Lance Mitchell of MAM & Flannel Background

Anne and Lance represent on screen talent for movies, TV, and commercials. How did they survive the COVID shutdown of their industry? Tune in to hear about the principles of savings that they learned from their parents, and how those savings and frugal decisions kept them in the black and open for business while others in their industry are gone.


Anne Lillian Mitchell is the owner of MAM, a SAG-AFTRA Franchised Talent Agency with offices in Seattle and Spokane. With degrees in Acting, Direction, & Technical Theatre; she trained in Acting at the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts (PCPA) continuing her education at DePaul University. Mitchell was awarded 20 under 40 awards by Catalyst Magazine and the North Idaho Business Journal. She currently serves on the board for Whipsmart, a new non-profit focused on the WA Creative Economy. Formerly served on boards for Film Alliance NW, CYT Spokane, Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre, and the Lake City Playhouse.

MAM’s bookings include 100+ Feature Films,100+ TV series episodes, and thousands of commercials. Clients include Meta, TikTok, Instagram, Nintendo, Disney, Nickelodeon, Microsoft, Target, Coca Cola, Amazon, Apple, AT&T, Barbie, Nike, Verizon, and more.

Lance Mitchell is the owner and casting director of Flannel Background. Educated in production management. First of his family to obtain a Bachelors degree. Worked bicoastal and internationally for a decade in agriculture before moving to PNW.

Background extras for Z Nation, Feature Films, and commercial. Currently has movies streaming on Amazon, Apple TV, Hulu, and pureflix. Former Facility and House manager Spokane Civic Theatre. Former Director of Development Lake City Playhouse and Company manager CdA Summer Theatre. Former Costume Shop manager for Spokane Civic Theatre, at that time the largest costume collection in the PNW.

Personal: Both from entrepreneur families. Married 2005. Two daughters Margot (4), Vivienne 3 months

Anne Mitchell

Anne Mitchell

Owner, MAM

Lance Mitchell

Lance Mitchell

Owner, Flannel Background

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