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All Inclusive: Celebrating Pride

The film and television industry celebrates the rainbow and all its colors.

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All month long we're celebrating diversity and milestones in the film and television industry.

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Frank Silvera's    Art of Being

Frank Silvera was a Jamaican-American who created not only a powerful art form, but also 

transcended hollywood stereotypes of  black actors.

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"Everything you need, you've got. Perfect and Complete."

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June 24, 2019

June is International Pride Month celebrating the LGBTQ community.  In recent years, the film and television industry has been more inclusive in showcasing images of homosexual characters in shows such as Rupaul's Drag Race, Empire, Star and Pose. Despite the strides that American society has made in embracing the LGBTQ c...

June 1, 2019

Frank Silvera was a Jamaican-American who had a very fruitful career for a person of color during his era in theater and film. In 1964, Silvera and Vantile Whitfield  founded the Theatre of Being, a Los Angeles-based theatre dedicated to providing black actors with non-stereotypical roles.

His concept of "being" is define...

May 21, 2019

Lee Strasberg is most notorious for the "method" style of acting which is a form of acting in which the actor "becomes the character". Strasberg encourages actors to intensify their connection to the material by creating their characters' emotional experiences in their own lives. Many actors such as James Dean, Ellen Burs...

May 15, 2019

Sandford Meisner is an American Actor who developed a technique centered on get out of your head and responding instinctively in the moment to the surrounding environment. It's less about the words and more about the emotional connection. Meisner's technique also focuses on interacting with the other actor as opposed to f...

May 6, 2019

When it comes to acting techniques, there are many methods to choose from. All this month we're exploring the most popular methods. 

The first method we're exploring is The Stanislavski Method introduced by Konstantin Stanislavski. The Stanislavski method is centered on what Stanislavski called the "art of experiencing". H...

April 22, 2019

The entertainment industry is a freelance business which means employment is unstable and temporary so it's imperative to be financially literate. You don't want to book the lead in a major project only to have to resort back to waiting tables. You want your first big payday to sustain your livelihood in between jobs. The...

February 1, 2019

As an actor,  we should always work towards perfecting our craft.  Part of that perfection includes constantly challenging ourselves and pushing past our comfort zone. A few months ago,  I challenged myself to try stand up comedy. Most of my training at this point has been dramatic acting, but I wanted to try comedy.  It'...

January 18, 2019

A new year has arisen and every year people set resolutions or goals that they would like to accomplish only to discover three months in, that those resolutions have completely faltered.  Here are the top three reasons why.

1) Setting Unrealistic Goals
When setting goals, it's important to set goals that are reasonably a...

October 22, 2018

If the name Quincy Jones doesn't ring a bell, his music sure does. He has written and composed for some of the biggest names in music such as: Frank Sinatra, Michael Jackson,  Aretha Franklin,  Stevie Wonder and many many more. He is responsible for greenlighting The Fresh Prince of Bell Air and he gave Oprah her big shot...

September 28, 2018

When I was a little girl, I can remember my mom explaining to me that the images I saw on TV were just for entertainment purposes only and that I wasn't suppose to go out and emulate those images. Oddly enough I decide to become an actress and that is my job, to portray character types, but nonetheless I understand that i...