4 Mar, 2011

The Ugly of Our Trade

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00March 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 |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00March 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 [...]

22 Apr, 2010

Actor Jealousy and Comparisons

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00April 22nd, 2010|actors, Advice, comparisons, competition, mental health, negativitiy, paul russell, Tips|0 Comments

By: Paul RussellFrom Backstage.comComparisons, they happen. Especially in group settings such as the collaboration that is the performing arts. And they can destroy the harmony and productivity of any project.The comparison can be a seemingly innocent thought, such as a dance captain musing to themselves that one the dancers in the theatrical company has a [...]

4 Mar, 2010

Actors Effectively Exploiting Social Networks

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00March 4th, 2010|Advice, backstage, events, facebook, marketing tools for actors, myspace, paul russell, social media, social networking, status updates, youtube|0 Comments

This is my kind of article!Being the deemed "Queen of Facebook" by my friends at the Upright Cabaret, I can proudly say that social media and networking sites are key marketing tools these days. Example: Lady Gaga is awesome and most of us know it. But if it weren't for Perez Hilton's support and coverage on his website, she might [...]