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When the Big Picture Feels TOO BIG

Taking on a production of any scale can be overwhelming, be it film or theatre, especially when you are at the beginning stages of development and fundraising. Things can feel even more daunting if you are also juggling other jobs, auditions, rehearsals, family and the demands of everyday life. I have learned a few skills to keep me from getting too anxious and help me stay focused. Continue reading

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Process Makes Perfect

“Great scripts are not written, they are rewritten, and rewritten and rewritten” is a statement Robert Downey Jr. made at a Q&A after a screening of Sherlock Holmes at the Director’s Guild of America a while back. He was responding to the question ‘how long in advance do you start memorizing your lines’. He emphatically retorted something to the effect of ‘why would I memorize lines that I’m not going to say?’ Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location

When shooting a film there are many factors to take into consideration when looking for shoot locations.   Whether you are shooting interiors or exteriors here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a location for your film … Continue reading

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Showtime Anxiety

After months of preparations, hard work, long hours and just the right amount of drama, it is showtime.  Whether you are shooting a film or mounting a live production the shoot or opening tends sneak up on you no matter how … Continue reading

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It’s All On You

Being a Producer is a daunting task, it takes commitment, stamina, determination, diplomacy, the ability to multitask and stick with it until completion.  More than half the film productions I have worked on in my 15 years as a performer … Continue reading

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Contracts

  When working on low budget or independent productions sometimes the need for contractual agreements is over looked.  Any time you hire someone to be part of you team for a production, it is a good idea to have both … Continue reading

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Crunch Time

I like to call the week before a play opens or a film begins shooting “crunch time”.  No matter how much time you have given yourself for rehearsals, to prep for a production or how prepared you think you are, this is a … Continue reading

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Weekly Inventory

When in the throws of a production it is easy to get caught up in certain details while other aspects get lost in the shuffle.  This is where the “Production Bible” can be a life saver, keeping all the tasks and … Continue reading

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You’re Fired!

This isn’t a pleasant topic, but it’s an important one to address.  Having produced over two dozen productions over the past decade I have had to use the words “You’re Fired” more than once.  I have never wanted to fire anyone, … Continue reading

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Production Team – Theatre

There are many people involved in bringing a production to life and all roles are integral to the success of your production.  Once you have a script to work with, a budget and a timeline you will need to start … Continue reading

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