Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Opinions on the Industry

"The Industry", it use to mean so much more to be a part of Hollywood than it does today.

There was an art form that sometimes seems forgotten. It is called the ACTOR. With so many reality stars it is hard to find the real talent that was a mainstay of Hollywood's grandeur of yesteryear.

There are the real stars still, the Hugh Jackman's, who do a big blockbuster, but who is really a talented talent, who hopefully inspires others not to sell out just for the big bucks, but to be true to their own goals as an artist.

It is exhausting to hear commercials today that are a who's who of Hollywood. Do they really need the money that badly that they have to sell us cars, lumber, paint and a myriad of ten thousand other items? Maybe they should think about downsizing their lifestyle rather than their integrity....

It seems nostalgic, but there was a certain charm to the Marlon Brando's of a bygone era, the Greta Garbo's the other's who seemed to be just a little, I don't know, maybe classier than the trash we have to ingest today.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

On Set Attitude

On set attitude

Many wonder what will it be like to be on set?

How should I act generally?

If I act more important than the other actors won’t I be perceived as more important and then more opportunity will be available to me?

Well, a set is not at all unlike a normal working environment. Ninety percent of the people who work on a set never have their name in lights and have a pretty average life, suburban home, wife and kids, beer and BBQ’s on the weekends.

Generally, if you are just YOURSELF and maintain manners that is the best way one can be. If there are confusing things that occur on set and one isn’t comfortable to ask, make a note and check it out later, but don’t leave yourself with confusions about what is going on on set.

If one goes into a new job (which acting is – just a job, and usually new) with a holier than thou attitude how will one’s co-workers perceive them? Well, it is the same thing on set. Go in with an attitude of who you are, and you will find that those who like YOU will hire YOU again and again!