The world of voiceovers is a vast, impenetrable mystery to most actors, but why? Surely, you say to yourself, the only thing I need is…a voice. I have one of those. What’s the big deal? The big deal might make ...Read More »
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HOLLYWOOD REPORTER…ON ACTORS
Editor’s note: When you read the attached article from Hollywood Reporter about casting workshops – and you should! – keep two things in mind: 1. If you choose not to participate in CD workshops, remember that YOUR COMPETITION is doing ...Read More »
SAG-AFTRA POLITICS – AND HOW IT AFFECTS YOU!
August 4, 2015 Here is another important issue-laden article from Richard Verrier in today’s L.A. Times. A behind-the-scenes drama is playing out in Hollywood, one that has pitted America’s best-known home improvement mom against the White Shadow. Actors, extras, stunt ...Read More »
STAGE ACTORS FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES
From the Los Angeles Times, 4/21/15 L.A. actors send union strong message against enacting pay hike It isn't all about money, as you'll see by clicking here! And apparently lose this fight! The day after that article appeared, the vote ...Read More »
WHAT’S IN A NAME? PLENTY!
10/23/14 Once upon a time… Actors changed their surnames if they were too “ethnic” or if they were unpronounceable. Actresses did not change their names every time they got married. Things change. Ethnic-sounding names are no longer considered death ...Read More »
REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE!
REALITY SOMETIMES STINKS. BEWARE! Acting October 26, 2011 Ohmygawd. October is almost over and you still aren’t a star?! More to the point, you haven’t booked anything at all, even after living in Hollywood for what? six months? a year? ...Read More »
“110 IN THE SHADE” IS COOOL!
June, 2014 One of my favorite 1950s movies is “The Rainmaker”, starring Katherine Hepburn as the dried-up, middle-aged spinster, Lizzie, and Burt Lancaster (at his sexiest) as the wanderer, Starbuck, who changes her life. The film and play upon which ...Read More »
WHAT’S THE BEST SCENT TO WEAR TO AN AUDITION?
NONE!!! If you value your life – at least your acting life! – you will never, ever wear any cologne, or perfume, or any other kind of scent, heavy or light, to an audition. The only scent you need to ...Read More »
THE KING OF HEARTS IS OFF AGAIN
A MARVELOUS POLISH PLAY AT THE ODYSSEY When a play is so thought-provoking that it makes it impossible to sleep afterwards without first googling the facts that it presents, it has, in some not so small measure, served its purpose. ...Read More »
8/12/12 Just when you thought you’d already seen it often enough, along comes a superlative production of “DOUBT”. The remarkable Westchester Playhouse (“remarkable” for its longevity in a rather off-the-beaten-track location AND for the quality of the work currently on ...Read More »