Biz Tips

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…

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…

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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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…

Face Out On The Bookshelf

Do you buy the books that are faced out on the shelves? I do! Ever wonder why these particular books get to be face out while all the others are sitting on the shelves “the right way” and relying on only the very committed shopper to find them? My guess is it has something to […] Read more…

Auditioning For Commercials – Part 1

This series is for those of you hoping to find a home in the commercial game because they’re certainly a whole other animal than “regular acting.” Auditioning for them is another skill set you’ll need to refine. I’d like to share with you a few going to share the lessons I’ve learned while auditioning for […] Read more…

How To Do Everything

I’ve got a dirty lil’ secret to confess to you. I’m not very adventurous. My bucket list doesn’t consist of the go-to’s like bungee jumping or seeing all seven wonders of the world. But man if I don’t have a ton of TV I want to watch, lots of karaoke songs to practice and a […] Read more…

Stop Waiting In Line

I would like to share a story with you that I first heard from the wonderful Jack Plotnick. Jack is a talented, working actor that often gives seminars about his audition technique for $5, and proceeds go to charity. You can check out more free and awesome thoughts from Jack here on his website. The […] Read more…