Posts tagged actor busy work

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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Data Never Lies

I was speaking to a class of undergrads at UC Irvine on Tuesday (this is one of my very favorite things to do, BTW, travel to a college campus, sit up on a stage in…

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Why Formulas Don’t Work (for Long)

Let's talk about why formulas don't work for long. We're innovators. We're creators. We're dealing with buyers who are looking to populate their storytelling landscape with our brilliance. All that. And as soon as something…

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Actors: Social Media and Stoppers

Ah, actors. I love y’all. You are smart and creative and clever and you’ve got a shitton of hustle. Unfortunately, someone has taken your natural inclination to look for what might give you “the edge”…

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No Role? No Opinion.

Ah… I love it when a pattern emerges. At this weekend’s amazing SMFA Retreat in Los Angeles, it was clear that a lot of actors have been told a lot of things about what they…

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Are Reps Starting to Play Small?

I have a concern about agents and managers. It comes from a disturbing trend I keep hearing about. Agents and managers are providing their clients with a list of CD workshops the actors must hit,…

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The Work: Ep. 0701 — Matter

Thank you for joining us for Episode 0701 of The Work. Download Here! Matter: When you’re mired in actor busy work, when you’re blue because of what’s not working, when you’re just feeling DONE, consider…

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