INDUSTRY IMPRESSIONS

Spoiler

Spoiler Alert

It used to be when you didn’t want someone to spoil something for you that you took your phone off the hook. Nowadays, you have to stay off-line, plug your eyes, turn off your phone, avoid television, read no blogs, […]

Broke actress

Ten rules for being a broke actress in the city

1. Wake up at 5 am in order to put your name on a “cattle call” audition list by 6 am, in the hopes of getting seen earlier than the majority of the 400 other people auditioning. Crawl down 8th […]

Movies

Story: Is there fiction in all truth?

I felt inspired to write this blog about the tenuous relationship between truth and fiction because many of this year’s Oscar contenders, as well as recent releases, are biopics (The Imitation Game, Selma, Foxcatcher, Big Eyes, to name a few). Each […]

Je suis Charlie

Freedom is at the top of our most wanted list

A street magician in Syria was recently beheaded by Islamic State militants. They considered his magic, which was adored by children, to be slanderous to their God. And recently, as we all know, Al Qaeda trained militants murdered people in […]

Selma

‘Selma': A bracing tonic for troubled times

It has been a rough year for race relations in America. The corrosive effects of bad religion have also made far too many headlines. Selma arrives as a refreshing tonic for our troubled times. It offers a feature length portrait […]

Raising hands

Why criticism is an essential element in the creative process

Crit·i·cism: The act or art of analyzing and evaluating or judging the quality of a literary or artistic work, musical performance, art, exhibit, dramatic production, etc. With a show of hands, how many of you out there think of criticism […]

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