How To Register For LA Business Tax

  WHO SHOULD FILE FOR LA BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTION? Any performing artist earning 1099 income in Los Angeles should file for the Business Tax exemption. Since as performers, we don’t always know what the forthcoming year will hold, it’s a safe bet to register each year to be sure you’re covered. WHAT IF I DON’T […] Read more…

The Power Of A “No”

When I was about 15 years old, I had a book of love spells. Yes, I was that girl. Probably got sparked sometime around when The Craft came out and I loved the idea of white magic. I was desperately infatuated with a boy that didn’t love me back. We had “gone out” off and […] Read more…

Your Social Media Impact

Social media is depressing us. I think most of us could agree. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great way to keep up with friends from afar, share great news, and laugh/cry at youtube videos. But just as often, it causes feelings of…

Jealously: “I wish I could afford a house that big.”
Inadequacy: “Everyone has found love but me.”
Sadness: Seeing a friend you care about in pain.
Hopelessness: “The world has gone to Hell in a handbasket.”

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Becoming A Hero

Have you ever thought, “I wish they’d make a movie about my life!”? What would it take for your live to be truly “movie worthy”? • Do you need to have become a world-famous recording artist? • Invented something that forever changed the way we mop floors? • Been first lady? • A civil rights […] Read more…

Selling Strawberries

I was at my local farmer’s market last week, just browsing around. Ok, I’ll be honest, I was hunting for samples – get off my back! I passed several fruit vendors with baskets of strawberries without paying much attention. But one of them, toward the end, was offering free samples.   “YAS!” I thought! “I […] Read more…

Roundup: Time Wasters

You know I’m all about productivity! But sometimes you have a little time to waste on the web. So here are a few of my favorite time wasters. Enjoy! Bring In The Cats: Be sure to watch this with headphones on if you’re in an office. But you DEFINITELY want the sound. This is a […] Read more…

No More Golden Tickets

Newsfl????ash: All the Golden Tickets have been found. You can stop buying chocolate bars! We’ve all heard stories of people discovered at the mall. McDonalds. Or in a Walmart parking lot. You’ve heard those stories because they’re rare. Very rare. One in a hundred thousand is my guess – maybe worse odds than that. Yet […] Read more…

Auditioning For Commercials Part 2

I’s not uncommon to see the script for the first time when you arrive at the audition. But fear not, the script is usually written on a board near the camera – like a cheat sheet.

But if the thought of reading off a board and attempting to look natural is giving you “the sweats,” start by memorizing…
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“Future You” Needs Your Help!

Why is it so tough to do things for ourselves and so easy to do it for others? I can’t figure it out! But I have stumbled upon a handy way to trick myself into changing this. IMAGINE “FUTURE YOU” Future you is a real life human being. She’s on her way right now and […] Read more…

Audition Memo Checklist!

I was introduced to the concept of “The Memo” in a screenwriting class with Corey Mandell. (A fantastic series of classes by the way, not for the fly-by-night writer) The Memo is a document of questions that serve as a checklist of sorts. Example: Q: What is character A’s goal? You would actually pull out […] Read more…