Body Check : Hollywood’s Biggest Secret

Most of us who have worked professionally in the TV and film industry know that there are a lot of dirty little secrets in...

My Cries of Terror

Just yesterday I was ripped apart limb by limb. It was terribly ugly. There was blood everywhere and as I crawled across the floor...

“Thank you for changing my life, Theo Angelopoulos”

Hollywood based film producer Alexis Varouxakis writes a personal note about Theo Angelopoulos and sheds light on this Great Greek director as a mentor. "I was 19 when I came to work on the set of 'Eternity and a Day'. It was the first time I was on a film set, the first time I met an actor - since then you very kindly let me into your house and your family. You gave me direction when I needed it," Varouxakis continues.

Hollywood Myths II: It’s all in the age, babe.

I know, I know. You were all on the edge of your seats these past few days just waiting for me to continue spilling...

When Inspiration Fails…

There is nothing in the world I love more than acting and writing. Not chocolate, not a day at the beach, not even wine...

“What one Casting Director Hates about you Another May Love”

Some of the scariest people in the entertainment business for an actor are casting directors. By way of their professional contacts and ability to...

The Greek Family on American Television: ‘The Slap’

"The Slap" miniseries premiered on NBC this past Thursday night, and though there are no Greek actors in the mix, the show revolves around the...

Acting is hard work. Not in Greece!

There are a lot of things that are difficult about being an actor. Unsteady work, unsteady pay check, too much traveling and being your own...

What It Takes (part 2)

This week’s column, What It Takes, is part two of a little journey that began last week with my ranting and raving about just...
Robin Williams in "Dead Poet's Society"

Comedian Yannis Pappas Remembers Robin Williams’ Important Message in ‘Dead Poets Society’

It's quite strange. Every time a comedian dies, as a fellow comedian, even if you didn't know the person at all, you just feel extremely sad. It's like losing a fellow soldier.