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Theatre Review: ‘The Christians’

Theatre Review: ‘The Christians’

“There is no hell. And there is no reason to tell people they’re going to hell. Because they are in hell. They are already there.” Pastor Paul (Townsend Coleman) delivers this epiphany to his thriving mega-church congregation after sharing a harrowing...
Essential Tips for Getting Brilliant Commercial Headshots

Essential Tips for Getting Brilliant Commercial Headshots

Commercial headshots is well-covered ground. After looking at a slew of headshots myself and talking/listening to countless commercial actors, there seems to be two camps on the topic: the believers in the power of the headshot and the non-believers. OK, there may be...
‘Trump in Space – The Musical’: Theatre Review

‘Trump in Space – The Musical’: Theatre Review

Trump in Space – The Musical, was the winner of the 2017 Los Angeles Fringe Festival Encore Award. Trump in Space, which recently achieved “the second longest running show at Second City (Los Angeles),” is closing August 16th, but you can still catch it every...
To Go or Not to Go?

To Go or Not to Go?

To go or not to go? That should never be the question.  Three different situations have inspired me to address the topic of actors deciding to attend or not attend their commercial auditions. If you’ve been reading my words for a while, you know how passionate I am...
Parting the Clouds of Callbacks and Casting

Parting the Clouds of Callbacks and Casting

The commercial casting process shouldn’t be a mystery. While every job is unique, there is an underlying structure to the process that, in theory anyway, we’ve all committed to when casting commercials. Why? Because it works! When talking to actors, there seems to be...
Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial Actors Should Never…

To agent or to no agent… and which agent? Those are the questions! Sometimes I feel like you can find an opinion to match what you think/want to hear on any aspect of the industry. I always go with the study that confirms that I’ll live longer for drinking a glass of...
Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial actors should never be unprepared for a commercial self tape request. Did you think the self tape requests only come in on low budget non union jobs? They do, but that isn’t all. There are self tape requests that come on jobs that have no callbacks, but the...
Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial actors should never flounder when it’s slow in the industry. There are times when it’s busy in the commercial industry and there are times when it’s… not. While I preach things are always changing in commercials, there are some things that remain...
Commercial Actors Should Never…

Commercial Actors Should Never…

I received a call from a talent manager a few days ago. She had some concerns about a job a new talent she took on, booked direct. It was in the commercial realm and she hoped I could offer insight. To make a long story short, all signs point to the whole thing being...