4 May, 2011

A Sense of Entitlement

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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

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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 Ugly of Our Trade

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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 [...]