When someone wins a TV contest, or shows up as a new discovery in their first film or TV show, do not believe the hype.

Find out how much they studied, for how many years and where. Find out what else they have done or been in.


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Go as deep into your character as time permits.

Do not spend time on any unnecessary pursuits once you have a side in your hand.

See if you can read the "book" (full script), bread down and memorize the side....everything in it, not just your lines.

Break down and build a character, starting with yourself growing outward (it may turn out by the time you are done there is nothing "you" in the character, and that is fine if it fits the character).

The more complete and real the character the less it will be like everyone else and the more you will be seen as a true actor. Of course always be open to and take direction as well (usually minor adjustments).


by Art Lynch

(based on interviews, YouTube videos and experience)

The Reel:
List if you are union, never put SAG-e or non-union (better left blank)
Union means professional in the industry.
Must look like exceptionally professional
Not needed to be cast
But it is an expected tool if you are ready to work the industry
2 to 3 minutes in length, can go to 5 if you have lots of “real” or quality to showcase
Beginning or less experienced actors stay on the short side.
Short and sweet
Clips 10 to 45 seconds, 20 is optimal

Shortest reels are for casting where time is money and they want to ma...

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Universal integrated critical thinking involves being open to how things tie together, how they inter-relate, how we are dependent on each other, and how life is not in tight little boxes or between the lines.

Recently I was told that media news and theater do not belong on a communication blog. When I pushed, and listened, I found out the person criticizing me, who has solid communication academic credentials, thought that communication was limited to what is in communication textbooks. Apparently media, although taught in those textbooks, is not communication, and the interaction of playwright, crew, cast, audience, art and society are also not communication.

Communication is an interaction that leads to a transaction of ideas, intents,...

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Lots of negative out there.

Get out of your rut and look at the positive side, or you will drag yourself under without even trying to swim. Life is good. I have volunteered with homeless and worked with a billionaire, and both have the same wants, dreams and priorities. The difference is scale. Family, faith, survival and doing what you can to enjoy life.

What is more enjoyable then acting?

We have a blessed life, even if we "fail" in the eyes of those who do know any better.In Nevada we do need to take the industry seriously and enjoy making it work for us and the industry. If you do not have fun on stage, on camera, in class or at an audition, why are you an actor? And it costs almost nothing com...

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You enter the car showroom looking for a vehicle. The first thing the salesperson will do is make sure you have something to drink, perhaps something to eat, and that that you are comfortable (thus the well lit showrooms with seating and tables). They are meeting your basic physiological needs.

The showroom and lot appear safe, good lighting, lots of people around, an island of safety in which to shop for a car or truck. The dealership is meeting your need for safety and security.

The salesperson calls you by name, discussed your family and "theirs", and if appropriate touch (handshake, shoulder and so forth).

The esteem level comes when you get behind the wheel. Their job is to talk you up and get you a vehicle you will love that will also enhance you self esteem and image. Does the vehicle give you confidence, make you feel successful, gain you the respect of others or earn you respect from those you wish to look up to or respect you?

Self Actualization is an issue beyond what anyone else can do for you. The explanation varies by field, by interpretation, by context. In a way if you feel good about yourself and if the vehicle meets your needs at the highest level it may contribute to your self-actualization. A person may feel self actualized with a used car, or a bicycle for that matter.

This in a nutsell is Maslow. A pyramid, not a triangle, built on a foundation that must be strong and with each new level needing to be on a sound foundation for the levels above to be strong and successful.

Most of the world lives at the bottom two levels. Most of the educated industrial world lives in the bottom four levels. The top level is very difficult to achieve, if even possible.

The following is from:

Self-actualization is the summit of Maslow's motivation theory. It is about the quest of reaching one's full potential as a person. Unlike lower level needs, this need is never fully satisfied; as one grows psychologically there are always new opportunities to continue to grow.
Self-actualized people tend to have motivators such as:

  • Truth

  • Justice

  • Wisdom

  • Meaning

Self-actualized persons have frequent occurrences of peak experiences, which are energized moments of profound happiness and harmony. According to Maslow, only a small percentage of the population reaches the level of self-actualization.


Click here for further details, explanation and examples of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.



After a person feels that they "belong", the urge to attain a degree of importance emerges. Esteem needs can be categorized as external motivators and internal motivators.

Internally motivating esteem needs are those such as self-esteem, accomplishment, and self respect. External esteem needs are those such as reputation and recognition.

Some examples of esteem needs are:

  • Recognition (external motivator)

  • Attention (external motivator)

  • Social Status (external motivator)

  • Accomplishment (internal motivator)

  • Self-respect (internal motivator)

Maslow later improved his model to add a layer in between self-actualization and esteem needs: the need for aesthetics and knowledge.


Once a person has met the lower level physiological and safety needs, higher level motivators awaken. The first level of higher level needs are social needs. Social needs are those related to interaction with others and may include:

  • Friendship

  • Belonging to a group

  • Giving and receiving love


Once physiological needs are met, one's attention turns to safety and security in order to be free from the threat of physical and emotional harm. Such needs might be fulfilled by:

  • Living in a safe area

  • Medical insurance

  • Job security

  • Financial reserves

According to the Maslow hierarchy, if a person feels threatened, needs further up the pyramid will not receive attention until that need has been resolved.


motivated to satisfy them. Higher needs such as social needs and esteem are not recognized until one satisfies the needs basic to existence.


If Maslow's theory is true, there are some very important leadership implications to enhance workplace motivation. There are staff motivation opportunities by motivating each employee through their style of management, compensation plans, role definition, and company activities.

  • Physiological Motivation: Provide ample breaks for lunch and recuperation and pay salaries that allow workers to buy life's essentials.

  • Safety Needs: Provide a working environment which is safe, relative job security, and freedom from threats.

  • Social Needs: Generate a feeling of acceptance, belonging, and community by reinforcing team dynamics.

  • Esteem Motivators: Recognize achievements, assign important projects, and provide status to make employees feel valued and appreciated.

  • Self-Actualization: Offer challenging and meaningful work assignments which enable innovation, creativity, and progress according to long-term goals.

Remember, everyone is not motivated by same needs. At various points in their lives and careers, various employees will be motivated by completely different needs. It is imperative that you recognize each employee's needs currently being pursued. In order to motivate their employees, leadership must be understand the current level of needs at which the employee finds themselves, and leverage needs for workplace motivation.


Though Maslow's hierarchy makes sense intuitively, little evidence supports its strict hierarchy. Actually, recent research challenges the order that the needs are imposed by Maslow's pyramid. As an example, in some cultures, social needs are placed more fundamentally than any others. Further, Maslow's hierarchy fails to explain the "starving artist" scenario, in which the aesthetic neglects their physical needs to pursuit of aesthetic or spiritual goals. Additionally, little evidence suggests that people satisfy exclusively one motivating need at a time, other than situations where needs conflict.
While scientific support fails to reinforce Maslow's hierarchy, his thery is very popular, being the introductory motivation theory for many students and managers, worldwide. To handle a number of the issues of present in the Needs Hierarchy, Clayton Alderfer devised the ERG theory, a consistent needs-based model that aligns more accurately with scientific research.