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Are Images Not Enough?

This photo provided by Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., shows Democrat members of Congress, including Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., center, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., left, participate in sit-down protest seeking a a vote on gun control measures, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, on the floor of the House on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Rep. John Yarmuth via AP)

The age of the image is upon us, my friends. Not a day goes by that we are not flooded by images that are beautiful, smartly produced, shiny and altogether attractive. That’s obviously true of filmmakers, whose trade it is to come up with those images. It’s the case if you walk through Piccadilly Circus […]

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How to Take Advantage of the Busiest Time of Year for Actors (Part 2) ?


Actors are optimists, but stay in the game long enough and all of us are in danger of the bitterness we sometimes see creeping into the faces of our adored acting friends. These looks are usually accompanied by questions such as; Will I ever make it? How can I train without any income? Have I […]

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Is Netflix Killing Creativity?


Full disclosure: I think Netflix is awesome. We've laughed and cried together and it's one of the strongest relationships I have in my life. However, I've grown concerned about how much time we spend together watching films. Of course, I love to watch those films and TV series, but it's easy to get caught in a […]

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How to Take Advantage of the Busiest Time of Year for Actors (Part 1) ?

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Summer Is Coming! Whether 2016 is the year you have decided to come out to the world as an actor, or you have been deep in the trenches for ten years, these industry truths can be elusive. By nature, actors are optimists; it is our great asset and our greatest liability. Being realistic isn’t our […]

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