THE WHY “Wow it’s busy right now huh?” As predicted at the start of the year, a promising bountiful harvest is upon Vancouver. As of right now, shooting or scheduled to shoot before the end of the year, there are 17 TV Series, 5 Feature Films, and 11 MOW’s (two of which are Backdoor
“Wow, it’s dead right now, huh?” … a couple commercial auditions here and there, a self tape, and other than that….tumble weeds. Shows are wrapped or wrapping up and uncertainty and the predictable sense of doom and gloom fills the air. Traditionally, for me, this is when Depressed Season would kick in (Check This Article
There’s a barrier that we create between imagination and reality. It keeps us sane, rational, and able to survive. It’s also the gatekeeper to presence, truth and acting. The actor must develop a working relationship – in fact a joyously-conflict-ridden-i-hate-i-love-you-let’s-have-a-beer-i-wanna-kill-you-you’re-my-best-friend-for-life – relationship with it. It’s the line that keeps you safe and in check. It’s a
If you’re like most actors out there fighting for a career, someone has told you to get a website, get on Facebook get on YouTube, and start Tweeting. If you’re like most actors you pretty much stop before you start because you can’t navigate the negative spiral that come up: What is the point of
Over the past couple years I’ve spent a lot of time working with Casting Directors running auditions. A few years ago, I came up with a Casting Director workshop format that we called “In The Room” in which we brought in top Casting Directors from Vancouver, Toronto, and LA. On a selfish note, one
CLICK HERE FOR THE ‘FATAL FOUR’ POST In a recent post, The Three Seasons for The Vancouver Actor. I outlined what I see as the true ebb and flow of our TV Industry, and gave a general outline of how to navigate them as the actor. Going forward, as the calendar evolves, I’m going
So, I’ve been doing this acting thing for a while now. I got started late after getting laid off from a job and saved from a life path that was just plain wrong – we have a way of subconsciously redirecting things when we’re not consciously doing what we want to do, don’t we? The
I am a fellow actor who has been through the lowest of the lows – through the hardest financial and personal times you can imagine. Ask anyone who knows me and knows my work; I work from true compassion and passion to inspire my peers to their potential. I care, and I promise that reading
In an interview he did with me, Travis ‘Little T’ Turner quoted his mom. ‘You’ve got to have an attitude of gratitude’. It’s resonated and stuck with me (proving that students can always teach the teachers). It’s so easy to get caught up in the insanity that is the day to day life of the struggling to work
After I get my hands on the 18 frames of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” I was in, I’ll post it here. In the meantime, enjoy the trailer. You can see me around the 0:51 mark with two other great Trisko Talent actors! Oh ya, James Franco & Freida Pinto too
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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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