The Set-Up: Necessities

For many of you this will not be a “new thought” or topic but it is one of those subjects that simply never sleeps. Your “set up” in life matters for anyone anywhere in any profession. But for the actor, especially if you’ve moved specifically to be a working actor, then this is

Frustration-ism: Trickle Down Hiring!

Listen, this particular Blog isn’t telling you anything you don’t know, and as always I’m on your side but certain realities of where we have come in this industry are just incredibly frustrating…so I’m with ya on that. It is fairly easy for me, based on policy, to see why over

Don’t bother guessing, just ROCK IT!

You have an audition, for something that matters to you, be it a commercial, V/O, feature, TV or anything else…and you’re finished, done, over…and they say “Thanks for coming in.” That’s it, nothing more, they smile you say “thanks for having me in” and you leave. On the walk back to your car, you relive […]

Rep – Merry-Go-Round

So have you had an agent, or manager, or both…or like me a separate agents for Comm., Theatrical etc. It starts to feel, at a certain point if things aren’t going well, like you’re dating 3 people and none of them are particularly satisfying. This leaves us frustrated, to the point

The art of engagement!

This would likely be one of the most scary subjects I could present to most actors and I totally understand why. It is within our nature to be expressive but that doesn’t mean that we’re all “outward” folks, with gregarious personalities or find chatting with strangers easy.

Where is Godot?

Yes, I know that you “get the reference” but it is meant to get your attention. As stated by Walt Whitman, “the powerful play goes on” and none of us can stop Father time. This leads me to urge you to STOP WAITING. What does that mean Kevin? Hell, I don’t know

The “Twister” Inside!

This is my official tribute to Mr. Philip Seymour Hoffman, but it isn’t just a tribute, it comes with a message and a warning. You see since I moved to LA I have encountered, become friendly with or even relatively close friends with now 7 people who have taken their own

Oh…Oscar Sunday

So here we are again, about to have the biggest night of “the actor” or at least it is with most of the acting, filmmaker and Hollywood community. Sure I do understand that many of you may not feel that way because you are anti-establishment or whatever, and I’m with

DLTV – Just for me…

The entire series of these posting by me in Feb of 2014, have actually had a theme to them…all leading up to this final one. Actors, in general, are indeed narcissistic and this is a fact that you really shouldn’t be bothered by…AT ALL. By definition it does make sense

Hey, let’s shoot some stuff…for our Demo!!

It is extremely likely in the last 3-5 years that at some point, virtually everywhere in the world in a decent size city or all throughout the U.S., this phrase has been uttered to you…or even by you. I can certainly tell you that I’ve heard it at least a 100 times since