The past few weeks, we’ve had a rule in my classes: Whenever anyone says “Sorry” the response is “EFF YOU”. (Only we say a bad word instead of ‘EFF” – and it’s said with love and support) Why? It’s time for we, the Canadian Actors to unapologetically claim our spot. There is no room to
The industry is coming back to life! This past week we had a scheduled guest have to cancel her attendance on the Ahead of the Curve Weekly Webinar because she had to be in production meetings for the film she is directing with the plans to go to camera this week. Bookings are happening in
Remember Blockbuster? Yeah, so does Netflix. When Covid came on the scene, for a moment or two I thought it might all be over. I thought it was possible that 15 years of work we’ve done to build this thing was being fly-swatted away. But now, I’ve come to believe that this time is the impetus for the beginning
Often times, 20 minutes can be more valuable than 20 years. Over the years, and especially in recent months, I’ve come to appreciate the value of the “Incidental Hours” on a deeper, more practical, and more immediate level than ever before. No, I don’t mean Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hours required to become an expert; I mean
Over the years of teaching stylistic prediction and adjustment, I’ve learned that many of us bring with us a pushback from really embracing where the work is supposed to live. We often roll our eyes and/or judge/resist really going for it. How crazy is that? How likely are we to do our best work or
‘Failure’ is a label. To that label, most of us have assigned a fear-based perception that teaches us ‘don’t do that again!’ Contrary to the messages that bombard us everywhere we go every second of our lives, we are in charge of our own perception. That fear-based understanding isn’t real. It’s just a decision on how to perceive
Before I ever took the plunge and admitted to myself and the world that I’m an actor, I was a business person. I graduated from business school, and wore a suit and tie to work for almost ten years. In that time, the most valuable lesson I took away as this: ‘Make yourself obsolete before your
As things are settled in this holiday season, and the new year is around the corner, I thought I would share this with all of you because its been of great value to me. My year-end review. At the end of every year it’s my a tradition to take some time to sit down and review
We’re professionals, right? What does a professional do? He/She helps make the project/task/goal at hand work most efficiently. They put themselves second and the needs of those around them first. They satisfy the needs of others. OK, so in order to do that, we should really understand the needs of those around us, right? Over
On the heels of a crazy busy month, I was catching up on some actor notes from my most recent Toronto visit, working with Casting Director Sharon Forrest. On the whole actors did some outstanding work. Impressive first takes. Then it was time for notes from Sharon. Previously, on our coaching day, I had prepared
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