Hollywood Myths – Part One

Usually, when I tell people outside LA that I live in Hollywood I am immediately bombarded with questions. Things like “is ______ (insert actress)...

Work Ethic: Greece vs Hollywood

In life, just as in art, there are a few things one can always count on. Say for example, death and taxes, to name...

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...

Jennifer Aniston & Justin Theroux: A Blossoming Romance

Over the past few days, Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux have been stepping out in public and looking more relaxed together as their romance...
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.

New Column: The A, B G’s of Hollywood

When Hollywood's Greek Reporter approached me recently with the idea of having me writing a weekly column I can honestly say I was excited....

The Callback: Something Scarier than an Audition

There’s only one thing in the world scarier than an audition. It’s the callback. Upon first learning you’re one of the chosen few it’s...

Sasha Grey: From Porn Star to Mainstream Actress to School Reader

Sasha Grey is proud of how she used to make her living and she is talking openly about it. Her job - at least...

“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...

“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.