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GIFTING YOURSELF

GIFTING YOURSELF

The holidays are once again peaking at us from around a corner and beckoning us to confess that we actually want/need/demand certain things from the people who love us.  Surely YOU don’t need any more coffee mugs, paperweights, or woolen ...

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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 ...

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SPEAKING OF PHONES…

This is one of those “there are no excuses for this” posts. How long would you allow mail to pile up in your home’s mailbox before emptying the box and retrieving it? Most intelligent people empty their mailboxes EVERY DAY, ...

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? PLENTY!

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 ...

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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? ...

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THERE AIN’T NO SUCH WORD AS. . .

If I didn’t hear these two words mispronounced as often as I do, I wouldn’t dream of mentioning them here in a blog for actors. But I do, so here they are: SUPPOSABLY. Nope. No such word. You are TRYING ...

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STOP SHOOTING YOURSELF IN THE FOOT

Apropos of “Alternate Routes…” (below), one of my clients really screwed up this morning. He had a 9 a.m. call time for a great booking in Burbank. It doesn’t matter what the job was, but suffice it to say it ...

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ACTORS’ NO-BRAINER #4 – UNION DUES

If you want to stop paying your union dues for some reason, for god’s sake, do not just ignore the invoices. REQUEST AN HONORABLE WITHDRAWAL. If you neglect to do that, guess what happens: You are considered SUSPENDED after a ...

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WHAT DO YOU READ?

WHAT DO YOU READ? Every so often, I remind my clients that if they don’t read, they can’t participate: In conversation, in character development, in life in general. I’m embarrassed on their behalf when I casually ask if they read ...

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