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Spotlight On: Zoe Perry

A talented actor or other such artist who’s recently grabbed my attention: Zoe Perry. Zoe is her own actor. She’s deeply soulful and engaging, even disarming in a powerful and idiosyncratic way… and someone who has an incredible career ahead of her. She’s the daughter of 2 of my favorite actors, Laurie Metcalf and Jeff […]

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Where in the World is Peter Broderick? or The Distribution Revolution

This is crucial to watch! How to determine your audience when you dream up your movie?! And distributing it… the new world! Exploring new frontiers. Click on the link: Where in the World is Peter Broderick? Join me on a quick world tour. Years in the making with a cast of thousands, this is a breakneck […]

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200 cigarettes: Save It For Later

Harvey Danger’s “Save It For Later” joins in with 200 cigarettes, a movie I directed in 1999, and has some grand fun with it. The song was used in the end credits of the movie. I love the band and especially love what they did with this video. Nostalgia on nostalgia for me. HAPPY NEW […]

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The Godfather: The Wedding Scene

The Godfather: Francis Ford Coppola’s Notebook

This is enlightening. Not only as a student of the movie, which I will always be. But as a creator, a director, a filmmaker… this reminds all of us that this pure enthusiasm and total commitment to a vision is what determines our true success. I watch this and remember that if I have passion […]

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Stephen Louis Grush

A talented actor or other such artist who’s recently grabbed my attention: Stephen Louis Grush is a Chicago theatre actor (originally from New Orleans) who’s working all over the place. There is just something about an actor who is fully in his body and soul. Who can embody a character with ease, with grace, with […]

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Risa on Casting Q

Here is an interview I did on auditioning in three parts.

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Steven McQueen

Steven’s growing into a star. And he’s proven himself to be a serious actor – gifted, committed, intuitive, brave, and incredibly adorable.

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Surfacing

Subject: Surfacing I am in the desert. The air holds that sweet desert smell. The sun is melting into the mountains. All kinds of grays and pinks are streaking the sky. It’s dramatic. It’s evolving. It’s unapologetic. I used to be that way. I was bolder. I was surfacing. I was certainly without apology. Impertinent […]

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