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Difference between star and actor

Bob Lefsetz is one of the sharpest voices in music right now. I don’t mean his singing voice – I can’t say I’ve ever heard him sing – but rather his sharp and critical take on the industry. In his newsletter, the Lefsetz Letter, Bob’s audacious manner and strong POV…

Your Worst Enemy

Any actor setting out to make it in Hollywood faces a mountain of struggles. There’s the sea of extraordinary talent to compete with, the years of perseverance you must have within you, and the resourcefulness necessary to get work and be seen. It’s a tough road for anyone, and it…

The other day I came across a 1998 LA Times Magazine article which featured a profile of myself and my future partner Erwin More as part of their “Hollywood Now” issue. I couldn’t believe my eyes and, instantly, two thoughts came to mind: Hollywood seems like such a different place…

Hollywood

Happy New Year! I hope you have been enjoying the holidays and are ready to have a spectacular 2018. Thank you for your interest, attention, and support throughout 2017. Here’s a look back at the ideas that moved me enough to write about them this year. I hope they help…

Lucky Erwin More

“Luck” Photo by Erwin More of More Medavoy When I hear people talk about actors, I often hear “luck” referenced as a reason for their success. “Sure,” I say. But then, I define luck as being prepared when opportunity arrives. You may not create it exactly, but you sure as…