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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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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 ...

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STAGE ACTORS FIGHT FOR THEMSELVES

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 ...

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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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“STONEFACE”

June 2014 I am a fan of French Stewart’s work, both on television (“3rd Rock From The Sun”) and stage.  So, it was with high expectations that I and two industry pals happily accepted the offer of free tickets to ...

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“110 IN THE SHADE” IS COOOL!

“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 ...

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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. ...

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KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE

“KRUNK FU BATTLE BATTLE”  EAST WEST PLAYERS DOES IT AGAIN! You might casually stroll your way into the wonderful theater that is home to East West Players in Little Tokyo, but we guarantee you’ll be hip-hopping out of there by ...

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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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