Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Free Seminar with CD Melissa Skoff

To reserve your space in this free seminar with Casting Director Melissa Skoff, you must pick up a ticket at our main office location and sign our guest list. Address to pick up tickets: 6671 Sunset Blvd. Suite 1511 LA, CA 90028 [google map]
Casting director Melissa Skoff, CSA, has more than one hundred feature film and television credits to her name. Feature films such as The Emerald Forest, Soul Man, and Back to School along with numerous high profile television series, including The Dukes of Hazzard, which was ranked number one for much of its long run, and JAG which she expertly cast for seven seasons. Ms. Skoff continues her work in the independent casting world floating between comedy and dramatic feature films, pilots, series television, and movies for television.
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Sunday, October 23, 2005

Quote About Movement and Action

Never confuse movement with action.

-Ernest Hemingway

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Friday, October 21, 2005

LA Restaurants on Google Maps

This may be useful in finding a day job near home.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Freight Shipping Options - Moving to LA (or somewhere else)

A discussion of different freight shipping methods (from Money, Cash, Funds).

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Monday, October 10, 2005

Red Carpet Awards are October 15

Women in Theatre is having its 2nd Annual Red Carpet Awards at the Beverly Garland Hotel on Vineland in Studio City this coming Saturday, Oct. 15 from 11:15AM to 2PM,
The event will be honoring 12 theatre professionals in the greater LA area (groups and individuals), including Joan Van Ark, the Santa Monica Playhouse, Symphony in the Glen, comic Heidi Joyce, Glenn Hopkins, and others.
Tickets for the luncheon are $50/person.
We're planning quite a nice celebration, with entertainment, a raffle and silent auction, no-host bar.
Women in Theatre is a non-profit 501 (c)(3).
Reservations are due today. If anyone may be interested in joining us, please call Trish Ostroski at 818-762-7608 Or Talmadge Ragen at 818-762-6339
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Friday, October 07, 2005

Stand-Up Comedy Advice

from an email list:
I was wondering if I could get any advice from anyone who may be experienced in stand-up comedy. I have about 2 pages of material and am going to try and get into an open mike nite in my area, but was wondering if anyone could offer up any do's or don't's or just advice.

I did some stand up a few years ago at Carolines on Broadway, and while I'm by no means an expert, here are a couple ideas:
  1. own the Room: your confidence will win the audience, not matter whether they laugh or not
  2. don't get disappointed while you are on stage (at minimum don't show it)
  3. have fun
Have a great set!
David Lawrence

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Sunday, October 02, 2005

August Wilson Is Dead

August Wilson, who chronicled the African-American experience in the 20th century in a series of plays that will stand as a landmark in the history of black culture, of American literature and of Broadway theater, died yesterday at a hospital in Seattle. He was 60 and lived in Seattle
(from The New York Times).

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AFTRA Warns About Fisch Industries Global Scam

The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA) has issued a warning about a scam intended to defraud performers. Upon receiving a report that Fisch Industries Global, Inc., a company representing itself as a casting agency for AFTRA-covered programs, is asking performers to pay money to be applied to the union's initiation fee and/or dues, AFTRA immediately posted a warning on its website ( and sent a notification to its members. The notice warns all performers - members and potential members alike - that this is a scam and no such relationship or process exists

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