All great successes over time have involved sacrifice. Sacrifice of leisure time, of creative comforts, time with family and friends and purchases. If you don't sacrifice - you are not going anywhere with your life.
Every actor needs to think of himself as a brand. Most actors think of themselves as artists, but their acting skills are a product of their brand. Your singing skills? That is a product. Your monologue? That is a product. How each actor presents their brand on social media can directly affect their reputation. Your [...]
Today I went to see American acting legend Jerry Lewis. He was speaking in Los Angeles. He is 87 and tomorrow is his 88th birthday he said. During his speaking engagement he was showing videos from his past. Mostly older people were in audience - when I mean older I mean 60 years of age [...]
I am getting text messages from across the country that my last commercial is live. While I haven't seen it on TV, I did manage to find it on YouTube:
Union Status Non-Union Run(Usage) international film festivals Rate rate varies depending on role, copy/credit Submissions Due By 3/15/2014 Producer Igor Avdyushko Audition Dates 4/11/2014, 4/17/2014, 4/18/2014 Audition Location CAZT Studio 916 N. Formosa Ave. Los Angelels CA 90036 Shoot/Performance Dates 5/22/2014, 5/23/2014, 5/29/2014, 5/30/2014, 6/9/2014, 6/10/2014, 6/11/2014 Shoot/Performance Location Los Angeles, Portland Synopsis Systema was [...]
Union Status Non-Union Run(Usage) Film festivals Rate Copy, credits Submissions Due By N/A Audition Dates 3/8/2014 Shoot/Performance Dates 4/1/2014 Shoot/Performance Dates Note TBD in APRIL Project Notes Great Director, and a professional crew! No pay involved. Just credit. The shoot is slated for two consecutive weekends in Apriil. To be shot in Los Angeles. Casting [...]
Here is the casting notice for tall basketball player. The job is for LPL Financial "Road to Retirement" webfilm. It is non-union. Union Status Non-Union Run(Usage) Non-union buyout, internet/internal use in perpetuity Rate $400+20%-Adults, $200+20%-Kids, poss. broadcast at an ad'l $1000+20% for both Kids & Adults Submissions Due By 3/10/2014 Audition Dates 3/12/2014 Shoot/Performance Dates [...]
The best way to tell a story is through the pictures and I have composed some of the more interesting photos from ATT commercial on this page. Some of the photos were taken from cell phones from other participants in the commercial and some were taken by Sony Nex camera which was small enough to [...]
I participated in Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. Sort of..I was on my bycicle. Friends told me not to run because I am too tall and my knees may hurt. This is true - I haven't seen any people over 6'8'' in height running marathon. But I did join for the part of the race [...]
I am curious how come all these famous people which receive awards for the life of achievment but cannot remember their 30 seconds speeches. They all seem to pull out that wrinkled paper out of pocket and read it while their hands are shaking. I realize that they are excited but for the 30 second [...]
I'm currently watching Hollywood celebrate itself and through my hard work I will try to be the tallest actor ever invited to Oscars party or even better to be nominated for one of the movie roles I am yet to get. I am looking forward to learning who will win the Oscar for the best [...]
I had no clue that KOHL'S has Big and Tall line. Take a look by clicking on Kohl's website here. I would never cross my mind to shop at KOHL'S for big and tall clothing, I must admit. KOHL'S is one of America's largest department store chains.
Carel lives in Los Angeles and is 7 feet tall. He is from Netherlands and he is 65 years old according to Wikipedia. Wikipedia page also indicates that his size is a result of disorder called acromegaly, which is often associated with giantism, but it is not the same as giantism. In its extreme conditions, [...]
When people talk about Andre the Gian and try to introduce him, they use the term "Gentle Giant." Did you know, that most of giants are actually gentle and it is very short people who are the opposite. Someone once compared giant people and small people to dogs. Large dogs are calm and rarely bark, [...]
One of my favorite casting facilities in Los Angeles is located on 200 La Brea Street. The space is very spacious conveniently located and it has a pretty good parking around it. Most importantly I have been booking a lot of work from that location and I hope my fortune continues. For some reason when [...]
I am currently in Ventura County shopping at big and tall store. Clothing for tall people is pretty hard to find but fortunately United States has specialty stores which cater to tall people. They call themselves big and tall stores because 75 percent seems to be designed for big people and only 25 percent for [...]
I am watching get some NCAA basketball on TV. The game is between Gonzaga in San Diego University. I am thinking of my college basketball days. It is fortune and a great timing that I have booked my first major movie in the summer after college. If it was earlier I would not be elgible [...]
I just had a friend and acting coach KB here for dinner. We discussed some Hollywood coaching methods and latest developments in acting world. He has some very good acting clients and one of them has booked a TV show which is a great opportunity for her.
This is the title of the advertising campaign I have come up with: "Tallest Actor Returns." Yes, I return - because I was gone for almost 3 years and the moment I started auditioning, I booked ATT commercial. This is why "Tallest Actor Returns" would be a good title of some advertising banners I could [...]
I'm getting text messages for direct from the rest of it all actors in a commercial. They are texting me that they have arrived back to Los Angeles and that we should get back together as soon as possible. I plan to organize everyone around the Sports Club workout. They will make quite an appearance [...]
Someone told me that 2 years ago dallas had 4 months of a really bad weather. I asked him to be more specific and this guy said that they had 4 months of every single day temperatures of hundred and ten degrees. This just sounds unbelievable to me. Does it really get that hot in [...]
I must say that this is one of the most efficient projects I have worked on. Director knew exactly what he wants and how to get it. We moved very quickly through the scenes with 3-5 retakes on each scene. David Robinson and other NBA players were done at 330. The rest of us were [...]
I came back to Los Angeles last night. Took American Airlines flight from Dallas and landed in Los Angeles 1 hour late. My chauffeur was from a Ukraine and we talked about situation in his country. It sounds like a bad situation and I hope it works out to the best but he was not [...]
2 hours ago I landed at Dallas Texas and now we are on the way to wardrobe fittings. 6 of us came from Los Angeles. 1 guy missed his exit so we have to wait for him. Dallas seems to have the same temperature as Los Angeles does. But I see no palm trees. One [...]