I want to talk about QUALITY OF TRAINING. “What makes for a quality training program? It’s not the talent or experience of the trainer, it’s not the comprehensiveness of the training, nor even the innate talent of the people participating in the training. The key to having a quality training program of any kind is
Success is on ongoing, long-term thing. It’s not a result, it’s just a series of decisions that over the long-haul favour the result we’re aiming for. If you want it, it’s yours right now. Simple. Those who really achieve have the discipline, commitment, and patience to build slowly, one small seemingly insignificant step at a
Double Down Intransitive verb 1: to double the original bid in blackjack in exchange for only one more card 2: to become more tenacious, zealous, or resolute in a position or undertaking. As I’ve said many times – This job is hard work. The other day, I had a student tell me that sometimes she
Whiskey and toothpaste and cars, oh my! My first commercial audition was a baffling experience. I walked into the audition room and the casting director said, “Ok. You have a terrible cold. You’re sniffling and sneezing and you feel miserable. And you’re riding a surf board. Rolling!” I sniffed, sneezed and surfed my little heart
There’s a simple truth to the Entertainment Industry that many actors choose not to acknowledge. Their personal pushback to that truth gets in the way of career growth. It’s a truth that’s incredibly simple and obvious, and yet most of us are in some sort of denial around it. At least initially. As with most
by Matthew Kevin Anderson I once heard someone say act more then you aren’t acting… Someone also said it takes 10,000 hours to master your craft. (Malcolm Gladwell – Outliers) How many hours are you acting every year? Every month? Every Week? There are 8760 hours per year. Let’s say you sleep 8 hours a
Happy New Year! If you haven’t been around in class lately (or ever), please consider this your formal invitation to come audit and see the perspective we’re applying. New perspectives are settling in, light bulbs are turning on, career growth is happening. The work we’ve been doing in the Pilot Season Intensive is finding its way out
Wow it’s the end of the year. Tired? Ready for a break? Cool. You probably deserve it, and the timing is great. As pros we should be breaking with the industry, resting and preparing to meet its needs as the seasonality permits. The industry will take a hiatus at the end of next week for
It’s fantastic that there’s tons of industry activity happening at the moment, but Pilot Season, or as I call it, PLANTING Season, brings it’s own challenges to the table. There’s temptation all around to lead us astray, away from the habits that add up to successfully building our careers. In spite of (or possibly
About two years ago I started to notice some big goings on in the business of our art, began to profess: “the times they are a changin”, and began advising anyone who would listen what skills they needed to be developing in order to be ready to grab onto opportunity. It was not the first
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August 11th: Jill Morrison is one of the busiest actors and teachers around. She's pretty much done it all and continues to do so. A regular on many series, we'll talk making careers work, acting process, comedic nuance... you name it.
August 18th: Matt Del Negro. Series Regular on multiple shows and the host of the wildly popluar podcast, 10,000 Nos. Matt is an inspiring human with much to share on how to get there.
August 25th: Carrie Wheeler. President of Carrie Wheeler Entertainment Group. One of the best respected agents and managers in the Vancouver Film & TV industry. Carrie is fierce, honest, compassionate, and is most definitely herself proof of what it takes to get it done
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