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)...

Sex and Éclairs in Hollywood

Sometimes this town really makes me wonder. Just the other day I was leafing through a pile of new casting notices when I came...

“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...

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...

What it Takes

Years ago I saw an interview with an actress who made a big impression on me. It wasn’t that she had anything particularly special about her that struck me but simply that unlike many others in our profession she was a real live working actress.‘Working actress’ referring of course to someone who actually earns their living acting instead of as a waitress.
2014 Oscar Nominations

The Agent

For those of you who’ve been reading this column for the last few weeks, you’ve already read my quips about the state of 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...

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...

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...

A B Γ’s of Hollywood: The Accent

We all know Hollywood isn't an easy nut to crack for an actor. And make no mistake, a nut it is. What I mean...