Are You Ready to GET IN GEAR?

One of my very favorite times of year is coming up! No, not Thanksgiving (although that’s fine). No, not Christmas. Not ringing in 2018 either. These are all really lovely parts of the season stretched…

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THIS is how we do it!

On April 21st, I got an email from one of my very favorite people on the planet — Kim Estes — that started out like this: “Hey Doll! I’ve done it again… I entered the…

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The Work: Ep. 0925 — Brand Umbrella

Thank you for joining us for Episode 0925 of The Work. Download Here! Brand Umbrella: Your brand is the umbrella under which all the types you can play live. Bonnie Gillespie explains why seemingly opposite…

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Don’t Change ALL the Things

Do you remember that game Mastermind? It’s a strip of wood or plastic with different-colored pegs, obscured from view and lined up in a certain order by one player. The other player tries to line…

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Law of Online Attraction

I witnessed a social media expert schooling a newb about how these online spaces work. The knowledge gap fascinated me and I thought I’d share a snippet with you. The newb was stunned that —…

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Commercial vs. Theatrical Types

We were in the SMFA Retreat this weekend and one of the awesome actors in attendance asked, “Should I lean into my theatrical brand or this commercial look my agents want me to have?” Okay,…

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The Work: Ep. 0923 — Demo Reel

Thank you for joining us for Episode 0923 of The Work. Download Here! Demo Reel: Casting director and author Bonnie Gillespie shares some quick thoughts on actor demo reels and the purpose of your footage…

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Hollywood Power Plays

I got an email this week in which these words appeared: “I love acting so much, I’d PAY to do it!” Ugh. And it’s not the first time I’ve been on the receiving end of…

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