• faith & art

    “Back of every creation, supporting it like an arch, is faith. Enthusiasm is nothing: it comes and goes. But if one believes, then miracles occur.” ~ Henry Miller What does that quote mean to you? Do you have faith in being an artist, a storyteller? The best people in film, TV, improv and comedy, regardless…

  • What does the film need?

    Last night I attended a SAG Foundation event with Tracy “Twinkie” Byrd, who cast Fruitvale Station, and John Jackson, who casts Alexander Payne’s movies, including Nebraska. Nebraska was a ten year process. Novels, films, plays… they are often difficult things to get right, difficult to complete, to fund, to get out in front of an…

  • The artist and self-compassion

    If you pursue the creative life, the journey will be, well, if not easier, more pleasant if you are kind to yourself. As a friend is fond of saying, the world is hard enough on you, why be hard on yourself? Please watch this, especially for the important distinction between self-esteem and self-compassion:

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