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Chad’s ode to the actor, part 3: closing the deal

Chad’s ode to the actor, part 3: closing the deal

let’s say you’re starting a business making cupcakes out of your home kitchen. so you make a bunch of cupcakes, you find people who like cupcakes and you sell them your delicious homemade cupcakes. seems simple enough, right? that’s business. those are the basics of any individual business transaction. to get even more specific, those […]

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Show Business!

Chad’s ode to the actor, part 2: the art of meeting people

there’s a controversial saying in basically any business, but it’s particularly contentious in show business, that’s “it’s all who you know.” while i’d love to say that that saying is a bunch of hooey, there is unfortunately some truth to it. of course it isn’t ALL based on who you know. if you happen to […]

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Master Thespian

Chad’s ode to the actor, part 1: the importance of knowing your casting

back when i was in college, one of my instructors told me about “casting” and how important it was for me to know my “casting”. for non-actors out there, an actor’s “casting” is the general range of roles for which he or she is best suited. for instance, is he the handsome leading man or […]

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i guess we’re a company now … ?

i guess we’re a company now … ?

it’s 2013 and the world didn’t end. i guess that means we can keep this company going. two years in and we’ve finally reached the point where we don’t have to build web sites to keep food on the table and a roof over our heads. Denny DP’d a feature last year, is finishing another […]

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a bit of advice for a new actor

a bit of advice for a new actor

a friend who lives outside Los Angeles, recently started an acting class for (i think) the first time. she posted two different monologues unlisted on youtube and asked me for some advice – some pointers. as i was writing the letter back to her, i realized that it had in it a bunch of advice […]

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101-dark-staircase

hard choices

so that was a very interesting meeting. some very interesting points and counter-points. lots of fascinating points-of-view about how much of the company each person feels entitled to, etc. i’m not going to say it didn’t get a little heated now and then, but the good news is that we’re all pretty reasonable people that […]

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kyle

a few quick things

so a few quick things before this next meeting – most of this we’ve hashed over already but i haven’t had time to add to the blog: been helping the awesome kids over at we make movies with their new site. they’ll be launching it on february 24th and we’re going to coordinate our big […]

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