Tag Archives: confidence

When I get bummed out, I use crayons.

October 27, 2014 | (9 comments).

I'll admit. I got really bummed out the other day. How long does it take to get "there"?  Why can't I, as a filmmaker, get that one person who can make a difference to say "I WILL HELP YOU" and "YOU CAN COUNT ON ME". The more I let myself dip into a feeling of despair, I notice…

That thing you do

July 28, 2014 | (8 comments).

You know that "thing" you do?  Well, it might be getting in the way of some brilliant acting! Don't you want someone to fall in love with you because of your true self? Unfortunately, many actors do a lot of other "things" that cover up that natural lovable self. Since the audition room is where…

Have an “easy win”

July 23, 2014 | No Comments.

We all need to boost ourselves with some success now and again. We need to feel GOOD about our progress. I don't know about your life, but for me it ain't all easy all of the time.  Too many times I run up against a brick wall trying to make my dreams come true. And…

What do you see in the mirror?

May 6, 2014 | (7 comments).

One of the first things I notice with actors is how reluctant many are to watch their own work on camera. Few people enjoy staring at themselves in the mirror. The reflection in the mirror is filled with flaws: nose is too big, lips too small, eyes too puffy, hair too lifeless, skin too red.…

LOVE DAY (it’s all about you)

February 14, 2014 | (9 comments).

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE  Today, I just want you to feel great about all that you are doing to follow your dreams, your passions, your goals. Take a bubble bath in self-appreciation. Can you love, for even just a moment, something you did to further your dreams recently? I'm not kidding when I share this. I get at…

Those tricky holiday conversations

December 23, 2013 | No Comments.

Hey!  Don't forget to send me a gift!  The gift I want from each one of you is below...I'm sending this message from the North Pole!  Well, not really.  I'm hanging out here in NYC for the holidays and loving how empty it suddenly got on the streets! As I put on the hostessing hat…

HAVING YOUR VOICE (in the audition room)

March 21, 2013 | No Comments.

Speak up!  What's your opinion in this scene??? I know you didn't write the audition scene. I know the project isn't your vision. I know you just got the scene 15 minutes ago and now have to read it cold in the room. I know you have no personal experience with this event in the…

A Plea for Uniqueness

February 10, 2013 | No Comments.

Let me remind you of your uniqueness. People are running crazy trying to get the pilot season auditions, prepping and booking them, getting agents and managers to submit on line with your vision, and be a GOOD ACTOR.  I was coaching one of my peeps recently and noticed a crucial missing aspect in his prep. …

Trying to do the “Right” audition

November 16, 2012 | No Comments.

"I messed up my lines in the audition room! And I didn't get to do it again", said a lovely actor who called to give me a review of her audition which we had just prepped together.  While she knew not to be hung up on it, she still felt she had royally messed up. …