4 May, 2011

A Sense of Entitlement

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 May 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, failure, Jobs, mistakes, moderators, professional relationships, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

I wish this article had been around when I was graduating. My first year out of school was the hardest year of my life. I quickly learned that my BFA meant nothing in LA. I had an edge for getting temp jobs because I had a degree, but that was about it. I got very lucky landing [...]

1 Apr, 2011

How Failure Worked for Me

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 April 1st, 2011|actors, Advice, behavior, business, casting, competition, failure, learning, lessons, mistakes, negativitiy, preparation, professionalism, Tips|0 Comments

By Paul RussellFrom Backstage.com For years I had a deeply personal secret. Only family and some acquaintances I knew from the era of bell-bottom pants and a CB in every Ford Pinto were aware of my shame: I failed seventh grade.You may chuckle or chortle, but it still remains a deep wound to my spirit. One [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Importance of Professional Relationships

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, auditions, behavior, Caitlin O'Brient, casting, comparisons, competition, Jobs, professional relationships, professionalism, social media, University of Miami Musical Theater Program|0 Comments

By: Caitlin O'Brient   Very recently I was given an amazing offer to work on a production of Guys & Dolls being produced by the former head of the theater program I graduated from. Never in a million years did I think I would be stepping back into the shoes of Miss Adelaide this soon [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Ugly of Our Trade

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agency, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, casting, competition, Jobs, paul russell, preparation, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

As I promised yesterday, here it is...THE UGLY OF OUR TRADEBy: Paul RussellFrom: Backstage.comRecently I was talking to an agent regarding two actors I had brought to his/her agency. For the sake of clarity and protection of all involved, I'll name her Sue. (Why oh why do I hear Johnny Cash in the background?)Sue was [...]

3 Mar, 2011

Actors Behaving Like Idiots… Yet Again.

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 March 3rd, 2011|actors, Advice, backstage, behavior, business, casting, idiots, paul russell, professionalism, social media, status updates|2 Comments

It's days like today that make me want to crawl under a rock and hide. People wonder why I sort of cringe when I have to admit I'm an actor... especially in LA! Don't get me wrong: I LOVE what I do with all my heart and soul. But let's get real: Actors don't have [...]