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...

“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.
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.

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...

That Magic Feeling

Yesterday I was married; three times to three different men, to be exact. None of it was particularly eventful; mostly we just drove around...

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...

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...

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...