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Learn from the Beatles

“What you think, you become. What you feel, you attract. What you imagine, you create.” – Buddha   The Beatles Knew What It Took to Be an Actor There’s no shortage of takes on The Beatles and what they meant to music, culture, and even history at large. So forgive…

“Sign Over L.A.” Photo by Erwin More of More Medavoy Over the years in this business, I’ve seen many talented people drift away because success didn’t come within their expected timeframe. They’ve spent years at an agency, booked a few commercials, and they get worn out because they just can’t…

Life of Mananger

photos courtesy of Jordan Matter If you do not have a clear objective, you have no definition of winning. If you do not have a clear strategy, you have no chance of winning. If all you have are tactics, you have no right to win. Sharing. Selling. Servicing. By sharing,…

La La Land

There comes a time when art transcends mere intellect and takes aim at another part of ourselves: The heart. They bypass the brain and hit us in the gut. At its core, Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land” is about feeling things, and given the film’s 14 Academy Award nominations, it…

Oscars

The Academy Awards is our State of the Union. They’re fun, they’re festive, but they’re also the single most important long hard look in the mirror that Hollywood makes each year. This year we heard plenty of tent pole and superhero jokes and the customary teasing of the studio system,…

Sarah Wayne Callies

Sarah Wayne Callies is exponentially talented at breaking hearts, as she dies. On two monster hit shows, She has elected massive responses to the end of her character’s lives. So how has she coped with such on screen tragedy? PS. Spoiler Alert! In her words, the situation was a difficult…