A couple of weeks ago, I spoke with a young actor about the business of The Business. He’s an acting student at a local university, and wanted to learn more about what life is really like for someone to pursue acting as a profession. It’s not easy, but it’s a lot of fun, for starters. […]
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Life, Unscripted. Or, why everyone should take an improv class.
My job is to tell great stories. So is yours. Sometimes, the best stories are the ones that are told off the cuff – unrehearsed, unplanned, unscripted. One of the best pieces of advice I got as an actor was to take an improv class. Single best investment I have made in my career – […]
So What’s The Good News?
On the art of the audition and marketing oneself, a VO instructor once counseled her students that the game was about “Selection, not Rejection.” And in this brave new world filled with economic uncertainty, reduced advertising budgets, and an entertainment industry still woozy from the writer’s strike, those words were never more true. In the time since […]
Lessons from a Trapeze
Several months ago, I joined a group of girlfriends to celebrate one of their birthdays. The honoree’s activity of choice was not typical: rather than a spa day or a girl’s night out, she chose for us to take a flying trapeze class at a local circus school. Sounds crazy, and I’m sure we all […]