If you have EVER talked to me for longer than 5 minutes about books, then I would have probably mentioned one of my all-time favorites: The Artists Way by Julia Cameron. More info here and here.
This book is set up like a workbook for any and all creative types--it is chock full of worksheets and exercises to help the reader mine their creative power. It is the type of book that you can return to time and time again, no matter where you are in your career or artistic journey.
Speaking of booooooks, I'm a pretty big nerd, and I am constantly buying more books. Abebooks.com has saved me so much money throughout the years--it is an excellent used book online retailer. Check it out here!
Last book resource, I PROMISE! If you have a library card, hoopladigital.com allows you to electronically "check-out" 8 free e-books and audio books a month. If you don't finish your book within the month, no worries--you can just check it out again :) More info here.
Final treats for you fine folks.
This first video is a compilation of two interviews with the legendary Bette Davis. If you read that, and went, "Who is that?" then open a new tab on your computer RIGHT NOW and watch the Queen of Acting do her work. She is my acting spirit animal, and it is nothing short than blasphemous to not know and appreciate her talent.
Then, watch this video. It's perfect. She's perfect.
In this second video, Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Elisabeth Moss discusses her acting approach. I was particularly drawn to this clip because I, too, have always found music to be instrumental (pun-intended) in my character creation. Enjoy!
Applications for the 2018 Women in Film Production Program are now open!
The Women In Film Production Program is a multi-faceted program with opportunities for emerging women on the creative side and in below-the-line positions. Formerly the Women In Film PSA Program, the Production Program is open to all WIF Members who are career level and above and seeks to catalyze careers through production training and support.
The core of the Program is open to Writers, Directors, and Producers to submit their short form projects. If chosen for the program, these members will be teamed up with Mentors who will walk them through the process of developing & producing their material with the financial and physical production support of Women In Film. Projects accepted for consideration are micro short films, web series pilots, PSAs, and proof of concepts. All members of the Key Team (Writer, Director, Producer, and Line Producer) must be Women In Film Members once entered into the program, but only one of these team members must be a Women In Film member at time of submission. The productions will be crewed by industry professionals and supported by emerging Women In Film members in below-the-line disciplines.
Applications can be found here.
Schoolhouse Rock Live is hosting open auditions in Pasadena on July 6, 2018. More information here.
The ACTIVE ACTOR
You are probably wondering this blog is about. Well, it's about anything that everything that I find inspiring, helpful, and curiosity building.
Curiosity is my favorite state of being, and I've become a treasure hunter and a trash hoarder, collecting all sorts of articles, artwork, and accessories that fuel my inspiration and creativity.
This will also be a place for me to document my life as an actor and coach in Los Angeles. If performing is your passion, I hope that this blog becomes a place for you to learn from my mistakes, grow from my accomplishments, laugh at my witless choices, and share in this crazy, unpredictable, beautiful, life in the arts.