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Why ‘Parasite’ Is The Best Picture Of The Year
01/31/2020
Why ‘Parasite’ Is The Best Picture Of The Year

Why ‘Parasite’ Is The Best Picture Of The Year

In a field with so many incredible films, the Oscars' forthcoming Best Picture race is a difficult one to predict. Here's why 'Parasite' is the Best Picture of 2019.

Actor Dan Haggerty Has Died at 74
01/26/2020
Actor Dan Haggerty Has Died at 74

Actor Dan Haggerty Has Died at 74

Dan Haggerty, who fans know as Grizzly Adams, died early Friday morning at the age of 74.

PREACH! Golden Globe Host Tells Actors to Shut Up About Politics
01/06/2020
PREACH! Golden Globe Host Tells Actors to Shut Up About Politics

PREACH! Golden Globe Host Tells Actors to Shut Up About Politics

EDITOR’S NOTE: Facebook is cracking down on Conservative content. Many of you have complained that you never see our content in your news feeds. There’s only one way to fight back — and that’s by

12/27/2019
SAG Truths

SAG Truths

From a Concerned Member:

DISNEY FYI to Stunt Performers- we all know that Disney is running WAY behind on paying residuals and no doubt those residuals will be minimum due to the company's
'creative bookkeeping' which is nothing new. Here's what IS new: Disney is currently filming a number of shows for its streaming platform (think Marvel and Star Wars series for instance) and, on some of their projects, they have started insisting that the performers sign multi-episode contracts if they want to work on the show. While this is 'legal' in that it IS an existing contract option, performers working under this contract are, once again, having to accept lower income if they want to work at all when, previously, a contract would be given for each episode worked.
The multiple episode contract is significantly less money for the performer. Add that to little to no residuals and we can imagine the long term impact on contributions to the health and pension plans. (Also, the performer needs to ensure that, while on that multiple episode weekly they are being represented on G's for each episode so that they make the cast list and aren't excluded on residuals for each episode they work on.)
The only people that can truly help with this are the Stunt Coordinators as they can back their team in refusing to sign this contract and explain to producers that if a show wants the A-list professional and talented stunt performers, the production needs to pay appropriately. AND WE NEED STRONG COORDINATORS WHO WILL DO THIS!
While this new measure that Disney is taking won't necessarily hurt Coordinators or Key Riggers (who can and do negotiate above contract), it is one more financial hit to the performers.

12/07/2019
The Cemetery of the Stars

The Cemetery of the Stars

All the stars in chronological order of death.
Scroll down and find out where they are.

Find your idol and make a tribute to him.

One like = One flower
One sharing = One candle
One comment = One tribute




11/24/2019
Margie Haber Studio

Margie Haber Studio

I've spent more than 40 years teaching celebrities and top actors from around the world.

When I got started, at the age of 24, hoping to be discovered, I studied with some of the major acting greats like Lee Strasberg, Milton Katseles and others. I thought these teachers would answer my prayers and show me how to be a great actor.

The majority of acting coaches taught technique – but no one taught actors how to audition. What you learn in most acting classes does not easily apply when the pressure is on. I’ve seen countless talented actors struggle with auditions. They get nervous, feel pressure to memorize, or don’t know the right way to use a script, so the casting director never sees them at their best.

During the late 1980’s I opened the Margie Haber Studio in Los Angeles where I specialized in training actors how to audition. The studio attracted incredible talent and gave me the opportunity to work with some amazing actors like Brad Pitt, Kyle Chandler, Tea Leoni, Vince Vaughn, Mariska Hargitay and Halle Berry. Based on these years of focused audition training, I wrote the best selling acting book “How to Get the Part Without Falling Apart” – that has since become required reading in acting schools around the world.

Fast forward to today …

I’ve worked with thousands of actors. Based on my experience with movie stars and aspiring beginners alike, I've developed a proven method of teaching that gets life changing results.

Since not everyone can travel to New York, London or LA for one of my live trainings, I created an online course that offers you to the same lessons that I teach celebrity actors and private clients.

LIVE THE LIFE – How to Act with Authenticity and Confidence – is a comprehensive resource will guide you through the most challenging aspects of the audition process. These tools will help you feel empowered and enjoy the audition process like never before.

You’ll learn ...

• How to read a script naturally and fluidly without memorizing
• How to hold and use the paper organically, without losing your connection to the other actors
• The one thing you must always know before you walk into an audition
• How to make looking at the script a part of your behavior so it becomes almost invisible to the casting director
• My intuitive 10 step approach for making your personality the foundation of character
• How to stop "acting" and start using your personality as the foundation for your characters – a powerful perspective that has transformed the lives and careers of countless top actors
• The intuitive inner process I teach my private students for nailing new scripts fast

Click the link below to watch the free video. I’ll share one of my most important lessons and tell you the truth about what directors are REALLY looking for but won’t tell you.
https://www.margiehaberactingstudio.com/what-casting-directors-are-looking-for

If you’re an actor who believes:

• You have something unique to offer as an actor
• You have the potential to thrive in auditions and enjoy the process
• Actors should love acting – even when the industry is challenging or difficult

Than this training is custom designed for you.

The ability to walk into a room with a casting director and feel present, confident and connected is rare skill – that you can learn!

Are you ready to live the life?
Follow the link to watch the free video: https://www.margiehaberactingstudio.com/what-casting-directors-are-looking-for

The best and most exciting part of your acting journey is about to begin!

To your success!
Margie Haber

11/14/2019
Diamond And Silk

Diamond And Silk

Watch LIVE: President Donald Trump holds a Keep America Great rally in Bossier City, LA. Stream via Right Side Broadcasting

10/23/2019
Barrymore Actors' Workshop & Drama Factory

Barrymore Actors' Workshop & Drama Factory

Act Like A Barrymore! A comprehensive actors' workshop featuring multiple camera video providing immediate, objective feedback.

Anna Magnani Sempre
10/16/2019

Anna Magnani Sempre

#AnnaMagnani #BurtLancaster ❤

10/11/2019
PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour

WATCH LIVE: Trump holds rally in Minneapolis amid impeachment inquiry

09/29/2019
The National Desk - TND

The National Desk - TND

The LAPD is pursuing a stolen vehicle. The driver is wanted for reckless driving.

09/22/2019
Screen Actors System

Screen Actors System

🎭 ACTORS! 🎭 WARNING!!! Don't Even Think About Trying To Book More Film Parts Until You 👁️WATCH THIS VIDEO!👁️

Want to win your EMMY AWARD? Your OSCAR? Well, this is the "#1 Tip to Improve Your On-Camera Technique" from a working director who has trained actors that have made it!

“Learning to act from another actor is like trying to learn how to win the lottery from a gas station attendant. They just aren’t in a position to help.” — Director Ryan R. Williams

These are your dreams. And in Los Angeles they feel so close you can almost touch them. But something keeps stopping you from getting the number of roles and auditions you want. Ryan is here to take you the rest of the way and this is his BEST KEPT SECRET.

It's the reason he is a sought after SAG-AFTRA speaker. It's why his weekly acting classes are off the hook. So LET’S GO!

Click “Learn More” if you are interested in getting better on camera or if you want to shoot reel footage that will help you book more parts and 10x your number of auditions!

Visit: www.ScreenActorsSystem.com to find out how you can train with Ryan in his weekly film style scene study class.

If you commit to doing the work, and have the right guidance, we know you can make it too! Next award season you could be on your way!!!!

But you have to take massive action. We are routing for you!!!!

08/25/2019
SAG Truths

SAG Truths

For those who did not vote or stand up to stop this dictatorship of SAG-AFTRA. For those who watched character assignation when the current regime was caught cheating and chose not to say anything.

PITY SAG-AFTRA

Pity SAG-AFTRA, whose Members are sheep
and whose shepherds mislead them.
Pity SAG-AFTRA, whose leaders are liars
whose sages are silenced
and whose bigots haunt the media.
Pity SAG-AFTRA, that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerors,
to acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the membership
by force and by treacherous means.
Pity SAG-AFTRA, that knows
no other language but their own
and no other culture but their own.
Pity SAG-AFTRA, whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.
Pity SAG-AFTRA, oh pity, the members
who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My Union, tears of thee:
Once a Union of transparency.

(A variation on Khalil Gibran and Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s poems)

SAG Truths
08/20/2019

SAG Truths

Women Performers against Gabrielle Carteris and UFS for their mudslinging political tactics.

#180
08/19/2019

#180

Last chance to vote!! @sagaftra @membershipfirst

Jodi Long
08/15/2019

Jodi Long

‪“Jodi’s very calm yet a NYC Queens girl who fights the good fight. Her long history of service on SAG- AFTRA's National Board is a plus that sets her apart for our members. We will be lucky to have her speaking truth to power during our upcoming negotiations.” #artistsunited ‬#votemodine #votelong @membershipfirst

08/15/2019
Joanna Cassidy

Joanna Cassidy

CALLING ALL SAG/AFTRA MEMBERS - PLEASE CAST YOUR 2019 VOTE TODAY!
Every year, a ton of members forget to fill out those pink election ballots that came in the mail a few weeks back.

It is my best hope that this email finds you well and able to quickly vote Matthew Modine (president), Jodi Long (Treasurer) and select some other Membership First candidates and MAIL IT OUT TODAY!

This election year is supposed to be a very tight race and Mathew Modine is going to need every vote that he can muster up. Matthew has wide support from both actors and background. As a stunt performer myself, I’m in awe of how many legends in the Stunt Community that are backing him.

I’ve spoken to Matthew personally and he is not only charismatic and endearing with a strong vision but caring and intelligent and I’m convinced he has the integrity to make strong decisions and fight for what’s best for our members.


#48 Local Board Member

#51 National Board Member

#160 Conventional Delegate Stunts


We are doing a livestream discussion panel today 8/14 @ 7PM EST to talk about some of the issues and meet some of the candidates. It will be streamed on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter and more.

https://kissupindustries.us17.list-manage.com/track/click?u=13c6f7d208c087c405c9b8b0d&id=e2ee7b16d5&e=40f82f93cf

Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted For Sport by Liberals
08/07/2019
Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted For Sport by Liberals

Hollywood Film Depicts Trump Supporters Being Hunted For Sport by Liberals

Kathy Griffin claims she can’t get work following her photoshoot with a decapitated and bloody Trump head, don’t let that fool you. Hollywood clearly still finds the idea of promoting violence against people who aren’t good and obedient leftists, because Universal Pictures is sent to release a...

Willow Hale - IMDb
08/07/2019
Willow Hale - IMDb

Willow Hale - IMDb

Willow Hale, Actress: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.. Willow Hale is an American actress and director. After graduating from The University of Texas at Austin, she was invited to act in the Summer program at PCPA in Santa Maria, CA where she worked with a then unknown Robin Williams. She lived and acted in....

Catch Andrea this Thurs, Aug. 8th, on "Baskets!"
08/06/2019
Catch Andrea this Thurs, Aug. 8th, on "Baskets!"

Catch Andrea this Thurs, Aug. 8th, on "Baskets!"

Did you catch Andrea in her earlier episodes of "Baskets" on FX? Well, she's back! Andrea appears this week on "Baskets." Check out the FX Instagram coming attractions page, and these two promos for the show.

08/06/2019
MembershipFirst

MembershipFirst

Membership First is a group of SAG and AFTRA members who want nothing more than to make our union work for its members. #MembershipFirst #SAGAFTRA

08/05/2019
Matthew Modine | The Politics of Fear

Matthew Modine | The Politics of Fear

Matthew Modine | The Politics of Fear SAG-AFTRA Presidential Candidate Matthew Modine address the issues and Carteris' refusal to answer reasonable questions.

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Of course tou have my support my love .. you have been a good FB friend . Hugs xx