REEL TO REAL: A SOUTH "AFRICAN AMERICAN" ACTRESS AND HER ADVENTURES NAVIGATING THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS AND VALLEYS IN THE PERFORMING INDUSTRY.



A STELLAR MISTAKE

Award season. One of the most exciting times in Hollywood. Where films, actors, producers, directors and colourful creatives all come together to pat ourselves on the back for contributing to our industry. It’s the time

TOOLS OF THE TRADE

Putting a good demo reel together can seem like a never ending and daunting task. What if I haven’t got enough material? How long should it be? What genre is best for me? I have

WWW.SELFPROMOTION.COM

So one of the most interesting questions I was asked by a CD was “How many Twitter followers do you have?” This has now become a sad yet acceptable inquiry. Forget your performance. Forget your

MANNERS MAKETH MAN

This was my motto at my first Primary School in Johannesburg. I have never forgotten it. Primarily because my parents wouldn’t let me. My household was one of “Don’t talk with your mouth full,” Don’t

TO SAG OR NOT TO SAG

When I first came to LA one of my biggest hurdles was trying to find a way to get into the Union. The Screen Actors Guild. I mean, if you’re not SAG then are you

THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE

Sometimes I think I hate the Oscars. I know! How can I say that? I think I might hate the Oscars because I don’t have one. I remember watching the Oscars at home in South

THE BLOTCH

So today I had a call back for a small feature film. It was a chemistry read with the guy who has been cast in the lead. I got up, did the obligatory hair and

I’M A LEGAL ALIEN

So where do you begin? Before we get into the “ins” and “outs” of the baby steps I am learning, let me just say, I studied recently with a fantastic coach in LA called Lesly