Don’t let the one hate cancel out all of the oceans of love. You put yourself out there in a public way, especially if you post the video on social media, so you’re bound to get some hate. But actually getting it is so shitty it makes you want to crawl into a hole and never do it again. But I did get a lot of love, and that’s been fantastic primarily cause you are connecting with others and that’s really the reason for living.Read More 5 Things I Learned Doing Stand Up
Q: What do you love most about being a casting director? I love working with actors. Always have. Great Actors have a special gift to share with the world. If all actors/performers disappeared, our world would be a very dark place.Read More I WISH I KNEW: INTERVIEW WITH CASTING DIRECTOR CATHY REINKING
Describing an actor as being “too theatrical” means that the actor is not authentic, and any actor, whether they do plays or have never stepped foot on a stage, can be inauthentic. I hate that the theatre stigma is bandied about so broadly and applied blindly to all theatre trained actors.Read More What Does “Too Theatrical” Even Mean??
And Reinking says the Atlanta talent pool is among the deepest in the U.S., no small compliment from someone who graduated from UCLA’s theater program and then cut her teeth in the shark tank of Los Angeles casting.
Mike: So you’re almost bringing the glamour to the business community in a way?
Cathy: No. No glamour. I’m bringing authenticity because good acting is not putting on an “act,” it is not being glamorous. It’s getting Real and Authentic.Read More Cathy Explains Charisma Coaching on the Radio
I love “Mad Men,” and one of my favorite quotes from that show is said to Don Draper by an ex-lover. “I hope she knows, you only like the beginnings of things.” Similarly, it’s easy to be enthusiastic about acting when you are first getting started, but how can you avoid feeling jaded and bitter […]Read More 5 Ways to Remain Enthusiastic (for actors/artists)
I’ve been a CD for 24 years now. Jeff Greenberg (Frasier, Modern Family) gave me my big break and helped me achieve my dreams. I’ve been in the inner sanctum known as Network TV (before Cable as we know it) and I’ve struggled to make ends meet working in New Media. I truly have seen it all . . . and I’m here to tell you, we are human.Read More 4 Things You Need To Know About Casting Directors